The Complete Creative

How to connect with people through storytelling with podcaster Shannon Cason

May 26, 2020

This week on the show we have seriously my last interview from Podcast Movement: Evolutions back in February.

I met Shannon at an afterparty during the show and then listened to him moderate a keynote and knew I needed to have him on the show. Why? I'll tell you after his bio. 

Shannon Cason has shared his stories all over the country. Shannon is a host, MainStage storyteller and GrandSlam champion with The Moth. He is a regular on NPR’s Snap Judgment; awarded their Best Performance Award. Shannon has appeared on countless podcasts and storytelling stages, including TEDx, RISK!, Third Coast Festival, Podcast Movement, and an upcoming television pilot.

He also hosts his own long-standing storytelling podcast, Shannon Cason’s Homemade Stories. Shannon also launched a podcast with WBEZ Chicago called The Trouble with Shannon Cason. His storytelling is featured in the anthology, The Moth Presents: All These Wonders. Shannon serves as the chief educator for the Brutally Honest Storytelling workshop series, where he has helped companies, pro athletes, celebrities, and everyday people tell their stories more honestly.

I talked to Shannon at the show for maybe 15 minutes, but during that time he was constantly deluged with people coming up to him and telling him how much they loved his show Homemade Stories. There was a visceral reaction people had to his stories that you don't see very often, and when I do see it I queue into it. He is a podcaster's podcaster, and when I listened to his show I realized he was also a storyteller's storyteller. He took these small moments and made them big and grand. I love that about his work. 

Listen to this episode if you want to learn: 

  • How to develop your voice
  • How to love the small moments
  • How to develop the feel of a story
  • How to be more vulnerable with your work

If you loved this episode, head over to https://www.shannoncason.com and check out his work. 

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