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A podcast about the pursuit of knowledge through interesting and engaging conversation, hosted by Agent Palmer. Released every other Tuesday.

Jan 14, 2020

For episode ten of The Palmer Files guest Paula Allen, host of the Tell Me Stories Podcast, joins Agent Palmer to discuss storytelling, writing, podcasting, listening and of course we tell a few stories, including the unwelcome welcome at the beginning of our friendship. 

Paula and Jason relive the origins of their meeting up, the run not taken, music, and it all comes back to the importance of storytelling.

Throughout the conversation, we cover:

  • Why is storytelling important?
  • Why podcasting for Paula?
  • With Story, it is the details and little things
  • Great Stories
    • Fiction
    • Escape (from politics)
  • Generational narratives
  • Growing with experience and people
  • Road Trips
  • Online relationships
  • Storytelling and experience
  • Storytelling the skill
  • Musc listen to the album vs live performance
  • Hero stories 
    • Going through strife
  • What writing is…
    • That one story (Death of a storyteller)
    • The writer writes always
    • blogging/process
    • Writing fiction (I don’t usually)
    • Old drafts
  • Idea packrat (writing hoarder)
  • Consuming stories
  • More Tell me stories coming soon
  • Being the audience
  • Atmosphere and storytelling
  • Palmer Files Pressure
  • On not being PRess
  • Paula and Palmer Origin story
    • Podtoberfest Writer’s room
    • Unwelcome welcome
    • IRL it was instant
    • The run not taken
  • Introverted Extraverts
  • New Stories vs. Old Stories
  • Mom Stories
  • The best storyteller Paula knows
  • YouTube/Twitch
    • Personality and storytelling
  • Sage advice from agent palmer
  • Being the silent audience
  • The worst grade Paula ever got
    • Ethnography
  • Sermonizing
  • The Rabbi Not Taken

Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode

Len Deighton’s Goodbye Mickey Mouse is a great read that crosses genres.

The Passing of a Story Teller

The Video

The Story of the Story

The Palmer Files Episode 1: The Dip with Bill Sweeney

The Palmer Files Episode 2: Blogging with Kristin Maier

The Palmer Files Episode 3: Podcasting with Dan Lizette

The Palmer Files Episode 4: Health & Wellness with Margo Donohue

The Palmer Files Episode 5: Modern Archaeology with Tristan Boyle the Anarchaeologist

The Palmer Files Episode 6: Changing Careers with Carl Landra

The Palmer Files Episode 7: The Reigning Lunatic with Geoffrey Welchman

The Palmer Files Episode 8: Fine Art with Sean Hizny

The Palmer Files Episode 9: Adaptation and Interpretation with Jason Zapata.





You can also hear more Palmer in the meantime on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier and as mentioned on this show as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette.

Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions.

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