The Arthur Brooks Show

Episode 3: Tell me a story

The smartest person in the room doesn’t always win the debate — the best storyteller does. This episode explores the power of storytelling and how we can use stories to more effectively persuade, inspire, and unify others. We hear from sociologist Kathy Edin, neuroeconomist Paul Zak and Grant Gordon of the International Rescue Committee.


References and further reading:

$2 a day: Living on almost nothing in America | Kathryn J. Edin & H. Luke Shaefer

Why inspiring stories make us react: The neuroscience of narrative | Paul Zak

“Displaced” podcast | Grant Gordon

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