Life and Mission

Ethan Bryan - Baseball and Storytelling

February 13, 2018 Kay Helm Episode 13
Life and Mission
Ethan Bryan - Baseball and Storytelling
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Life and Mission
Ethan Bryan - Baseball and Storytelling
Feb 13, 2018 Episode 13
Kay Helm

Ethan Bryan is an author, musician, storyteller, and passionate fan of the Kansas City Royals. His stories are a celebration of life and the game of baseball. I talked to Ethan about his books, stories of the game, and how storytelling touches our souls. He's also got some advice for aspiring writers.

Baseball Stories

[00:01:07] America at the Seams - Ethan collected baseball stories from all 50 states for this coffee table book.
[00:05:04] "I'm convinced everyone has a baseball story even if they're not a fan of the game."[00:06:00] Baseball brings people together.
[00:07:32] The story of SungWoo Lee, a long-distance KC Royals fan from South Korea. A beautiful stadium, Twitter connections, the keys to city, an opening pitch - and the Royals win the World Series. You've got to hear this!
[00:11:37] Ethan's books
[00:14:27] The best book store in the country

How to Tell Stories

[00:17:44] How to tell stories"When you're able to phrase it in the form of a story, you have someone else come out and say, 'I know exactly what you mean.' It opens up windows into their story as well."
[00:21:24] Storytelling for nonprofits. This is something I (Kay) love to do, so there's a story here from the organization I work with. I shared it as an example of how storytelling gets us past the statistics and the list of accomplishments, and connects us to each other on a deeper human level.
[00:26:42] Telling another person's story responsibly. Ethan shares his process.
[00:28:44] "When someone reads something that I've written about them I want them to be really proud of it."[00:33:41] Ethan gave us a few book recommendations for writing and story development.[00:38:53] "I think my calling as a writer is mostly to be a feel good writer to try and leave the reader with a smile and a renewed feeling of hope." Ethan runs through a short description of his books so we can decide which one to read first.

Show Notes

Ethan Bryan is an author, musician, storyteller, and passionate fan of the Kansas City Royals. His stories are a celebration of life and the game of baseball. I talked to Ethan about his books, stories of the game, and how storytelling touches our souls. He's also got some advice for aspiring writers.

Baseball Stories

[00:01:07] America at the Seams - Ethan collected baseball stories from all 50 states for this coffee table book.
[00:05:04] "I'm convinced everyone has a baseball story even if they're not a fan of the game."[00:06:00] Baseball brings people together.
[00:07:32] The story of SungWoo Lee, a long-distance KC Royals fan from South Korea. A beautiful stadium, Twitter connections, the keys to city, an opening pitch - and the Royals win the World Series. You've got to hear this!
[00:11:37] Ethan's books
[00:14:27] The best book store in the country

How to Tell Stories

[00:17:44] How to tell stories"When you're able to phrase it in the form of a story, you have someone else come out and say, 'I know exactly what you mean.' It opens up windows into their story as well."
[00:21:24] Storytelling for nonprofits. This is something I (Kay) love to do, so there's a story here from the organization I work with. I shared it as an example of how storytelling gets us past the statistics and the list of accomplishments, and connects us to each other on a deeper human level.
[00:26:42] Telling another person's story responsibly. Ethan shares his process.
[00:28:44] "When someone reads something that I've written about them I want them to be really proud of it."[00:33:41] Ethan gave us a few book recommendations for writing and story development.[00:38:53] "I think my calling as a writer is mostly to be a feel good writer to try and leave the reader with a smile and a renewed feeling of hope." Ethan runs through a short description of his books so we can decide which one to read first.

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