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MortSahlFan 11-25-2019 07:34 PM

Storytelling
 
I was watching a documentary from the 70s, and this Italian-American family were talking about a time when there was no TV, and how important and regular an event like storytelling was.

On this Louis CK site, someone posted this video, and so I'll check out "The Moth" later, although after a quick scan, they didn't seem like stories I'd be interested in, but I'll dig later. But first I wanted to ask if you knew of a site with storytelling. It would be great to compare modern storytelling to the past.

This was a good story.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmrSl_14fZ4

MortSahlFan 11-25-2019 07:44 PM

By the way, its a story of when Louis CK went to Russia as the USSR was collapsing. Good story.. When I wake up tomorrow, I'll try to find some, and if I do, I'll reply back. I'd love to check out any stories you have to post :)

What Exit? 11-25-2019 11:20 PM

My father just passed away, one of the things he was noted for was his story telling. It was mentioned by several people at his wake.

Look for an "Evening with Kevin Smith" if you enjoy story telling. He is a master.

Other great raconteurs were Groucho Marx, George Burns & Pete Seeger.

Gatopescado 11-26-2019 12:01 AM

Not what your looking for, but my old man was a killer story-teller. He's long since dead, and I'm about the only one who remembers them, and have no one to relate them to.

Such great stories, so much adventure and craziness, Fighter Pilot Lore, hunting and apre-hunting yarns, and it will be like it never happened when I go silent.

Depresses me, it does. Maybe I should post them all here. But they wouldn't fly in this era, sadly.

Beckdawrek 11-26-2019 01:07 AM

My Uncle Bob could tell a story, let me tell you. They just never ended. Family joke was he was always telling the same tale just the next chapter would be added at the next reunion or family gathering. On and on. Someone said at his funeral, "We'll never know the ending now"

GuanoLad 11-26-2019 01:18 AM

A modern-day raconteur that is worth a listen is Stephen Tobolowsky. He has a podcast full of incredible amusing stories.

Banksiaman 11-26-2019 04:53 AM

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Originally Posted by MortSahlFan (Post 21993942)
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On this Louis CK site, someone posted this video, and so I'll check out "The Moth" later, although after a quick scan, they didn't seem like stories I'd be interested in, but I'll dig later. But first I wanted to ask if you knew of a site with storytelling. It would be great to compare modern storytelling to the past. ...[/url]

I can recommend The Moth. Tune in on a long drive and just get into the listening groove.

MortSahlFan 11-26-2019 07:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Banksiaman (Post 21994493)
I can recommend The Moth. Tune in on a long drive and just get into the listening groove.

Thanks, will do.

digs 11-26-2019 09:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Banksiaman (Post 21994493)
I can recommend The Moth. Tune in on a long drive and just get into the listening groove.

But The Moth has hundreds of stories. Both in the studio and live versions. I'll bet people here could recommend some of their favorites... Neil Gaiman told a poignant one about waiting for his parents as a child, not getting picked up after a... music lesson?

MortFan, what kind of stories do you like? You might like humorous stories told by the classy-but-inebriated Lord Buckley (a few good ones on You Tube). I discovered him when I heard Jimmy Buffet stop playing his hits at a concert, settle down and... tell a long Lord Buckley story, about drinking with a bear... God's Own Drunk. And here it is live.

MortSahlFan 11-26-2019 09:28 AM

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Originally Posted by digs (Post 21994735)
But The Moth has hundreds of stories. Both in the studio and live versions. I'll bet people here could recommend some of their favorites... Neil Gaiman told a poignant one about waiting for his parents as a child, not getting picked up after a... music lesson?

MortFan, what kind of stories do you like? You might like humorous stories told by the classy-but-inebriated Lord Buckley (a few good ones on You Tube). I discovered him when I heard Jimmy Buffet stop playing his hits at a concert, settle down and... tell a long Lord Buckley story, about drinking with a bear... God's Own Drunk. And here it is live.

I think I'd love to hear stories passed down from generation to generation, to catch the zeitgeist of a particular place and time.

Dewey Finn 11-26-2019 09:55 AM

If you want story telling, try StoryCorps. And the public radio program This American Life might also be good.

thorny locust 11-26-2019 11:47 AM

Occasionally there are story telling conferences. If you get a chance, go to one. Recordings are a whole lot better than nothing; but they're nowhere near as good as live.

MortSahlFan 11-26-2019 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Dewey Finn (Post 21994819)
If you want story telling, try StoryCorps. And the public radio program This American Life might also be good.

I'll check it out. Thank you.

Exapno Mapcase 11-26-2019 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by MortSahlFan (Post 21994756)
I think I'd love to hear stories passed down from generation to generation, to catch the zeitgeist of a particular place and time.

Google "oral history." There have been many projects designed to preserve the memories of older people to make them available to future generations.

MortSahlFan 11-27-2019 09:35 AM

Reveals What 1950s Men Thought & Did


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS4UT_t73b0

MortSahlFan 11-29-2019 11:52 AM

A Conversation with Bertrand Russell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb3k6tB-Or8


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