TED Radio Hour for Friday, September 20, 2013

What Makes A Good Story?

Filmmaker Andrew Stanton, best known for hits like WALL-E, demonstrates that the best storytelling is joke telling.

How Do You Find A Story In A Painting?

When Tracy Chevalier looks at paintings, she imagines the stories behind them. She shares three stories inspired by portraits, including the one that led to her best-selling novel Girl With a Pearl Earring.

How Do Book Covers Tell Their Own Stories?

Chip Kidd doesn't judge a book by its cover — he creates covers that embody the books. Kidd's book covers are visual haikus that instantly convey the heart of the story inside. In his TEDTalk, he shows the art and deep thought of his cover designs.

What Are The Dangers Of A Single Story?

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Writer Chimamanda Adichie warns that if we hear only a single story about another person, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

What Are The Clues To A Good Story?

Filmmaker Andrew Stanton, responsible for Toy Story and WALL-E, shares what he knows about storytelling — starting at the end and working back to the beginning.
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