Deeper Weekend 2014

Episode 37

The Value of Stories with Guest Adam Davidson

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Show Notes:

Episode 37 is all about using stories to communicate big ideas. Jason and Greg talk about the importance of story and then Adam Davidson (of NPR and New York Times fame) shares stories about what he has learned about the profession of Accounting for a book he’s writing.

Thanks as always to our sponsor Avalara.

Mentioned in the Show
The Simple Science to Good Storytelling (Fast Company)
The Irresistible Power of Storytelling as a Strategic Business Tool (HBR)
Deep Undercover at Liberty Tax by Greg Kyte
Turns Out Liberty Tax Screwed Me Big Time by Greg Kyte
Vietnamese Dongs Prove That Nothing Is A Commodity by Greg Kyte
It’s Easier to Find a Drug Dealer Than To Hire a Business Coach by Greg Kyte
Tax Simplification, Male Prostitution, and Mormon Thrift Stores by Greg Kyte
You Made it Weird (Pete Holmes podcast)
Adam Davidson
Let My People Go Surfing (Patagonia)
To Sell Is Human by Dan Pink
Planet Money podcast
Dustin Hostetler
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Joe Pine, Thrivecast Episode 19
The Experience Economy


Audio Engineering by: Aaron Dowd

Produced by: Jennifer Blumer

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This month’s guest: Adam Davidson

Adam Davidson is co-founder and co-host of Planet Money, a co-production of NPR and This American Life. He also is a regular contributor for the New York Times Magazine.

His work has won several major awards including the Peabody, DuPont-Columbia, and the Polk. His radio documentary on the housing crisis, “The Giant Pool of Money,” which he co-reported and produced with Alex Blumberg, was named one of the top ten works of journalism of the decade by the Arthur L. Carter of Journalism Institute at New York University. It was widely recognized as the clearest and most entertaining explanation of the roots of the financial crisis in any media.

Davidson and Blumberg took the lessons they learned crafting “The Giant Pool of Money” to create Planet Money. In two weekly podcasts, a blog, and regular features on Morning Edition, All Things Considered and This American Life, Planet Money helps listeners understand how dramatic economic change is impacting their lives. Planet Money also proves, every day, that substantive, intelligent economic reporting can be funny, engaging, and accessible to the non-expert.

Before Planet Money, Davidson was International Business and Economics Correspondent for NPR. He traveled around the world to cover the global economy and pitched in during crises, such as reporting from Indonesia’s Banda Aceh just after the tsunami, New Orleans post-Katrina, and Paris during the youth riots.

Prior to coming to NPR, Davidson was Middle East correspondent for PRI’s Marketplace. He spent a year in Baghdad, Iraq, from 2003 to 2004, producing award-winning reports on corruption in the US occupation.

Davidson has also written for The Atlantic, Harper’s, GQ, Rolling Stone, and many other magazines. He has a degree in the history of religion from the University of Chicago.

Currently, Adam is writing a book for Knopf about how to thrive in a changing economy featuring an accountant named Jason Blumer.

(Bio taken primarily from here.)

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