• Evolving Layers of Experience, Revisited — Felix and Paul

    Today, we revisit a conversation from 2021 with immersive storytelling pioneers Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël of Felix & Paul Studios. For over ten years, these two have been carefully developing a unique experiential language— a language which they’ve deployed to incredible effect in the location-based VR experience Space Explorers: The Infinite. Felix and Paul discuss the elements of this language and how it came to be in this revisited episode.

    For additional links, information, and more, visit our website.

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    Executive Producer, Jason Oberholtzer

    Producer, Meghal Janardan

    Editor, Garrett Crowe

    Mix, Music, and Final Assembly, Michael Simonelli


    With special thanks to Félix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphaël, Bonnie Eldon, David Gray, Amy Snook, Michael Bass, Eitan Wolf, and Megan Worman.

    41m - Apr 18, 2024
  • Second City and the Power of "Yes, And" — Kelly Leonard

    Improvisation is an essential skill for comedians at the famous Second City— and it’s a valuable skill for creators and businesses off stage, too. No one knows this better than Kelly Leonard, the Executive Director of Learning and Applied Improvisation at Second City Works. In this episode, Kelly shares some of his insights into how improv can make us better bosses, makers, friends, family members, and all around better people.

    For additional links, information, and more, visit our website.

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    Executive Producer, Jason Oberholtzer

    Producer, Meghal Janardan

    Editor, Garrett Crowe

    Mix, Andrew Atkin

    Music and Final Assembly, Michael Simonelli


    With special thanks to Kelly Leonard, Bonnie Eldon, David Gray, Amy Snook, Michael Bass, Eitan Wolf, and Megan Worman.

    33m - Apr 5, 2024
  • Human-Centric Health Stories — Jim Weiss

    We all get sick-- and yet somehow, so much of the communication from biopharmaceutical companies fails to connect with the average person. Jim Weiss, the Founder and Chairman of health innovation company Real Chemistry, is working to change that. In this episode, Jim shares how his consultancy is making healthcare communications more effective, creative, and human.

    Listen to Jim's podcast, Get Real with the Chairman, here.

    For additional links, information, and more, please visit our website.

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    Executive Producer, Jason Oberholtzer

    Producer, Meghal Janardan

    Editor, Garrett Crowe

    Mix, Andrew Atkin

    Music and Final Assembly, Michael Simonelli


    With special thanks to Jim Weiss, Danielle Clark-Brown, Kate Vos, Bonnie Eldon, David Gray, Amy Snook, Michael Bass, Eitan Wolf, and Megan Worman.

    28m - Mar 21, 2024
  • The Reimagined Greatest Show On Earth — Juliette Feld Grossman

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey has been delighting Children Of All Ages for generations. However, The Greatest Show On Earth is anything but dated — after all, you don’t last for 150 years without regular refreshes. Join Juliette Feld Grossman, COO of Feld Entertainment, as she walks audiences through the new circus and how her family business has been so successful in creating wildly popular live family entertainment.

    For additional links, information, and more, please visit our website.

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    in collaboration with Charts & Leisure


    Executive Producer, Jason Oberholtzer

    Producer, Meghal Janardan

    Editor, Garrett Crowe

    Mix, Andrew Atkin

    Music and Final Assembly, Michael Simonelli


    With special thanks to Juliette Feld Grossman, Sabrina Lowe, Steve Yaros, Bonnie Eldon, Elisabeth March, David Gray, Amy Snook, Michael Bass, and Megan Worman.

    29m - Mar 7, 2024
  • Niantic and the Future of Mixed Reality — John Hanke

    On today’s episode of the FoST Podcast, founder and CEO of Niantic John Hanke discusses his company’s philosophy when it comes to making AR games, his predictions for the future of mixed reality, and Rangers Wanted, the brand-new AR app Niantic created with the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library, Trigger XR, and FoST.

    For more information, additional links, and more, visit our website.

    Download Rangers Wanted for iOS here, and for Android here.

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    in collaboration with Charts & Leisure


    Executive Producer, Jason Oberholtzer

    Producer, Meghal Janardan

    Editor, Garrett Crowe

    Mix, Andrew Atkin

    Music and Final Assembly, Michael Simonelli


    With special thanks to John Hanke, Bonnie Eldon, Elisabeth March, David Gray, Amy Snook, Michael Bass, and Megan Worman.

    30m - Feb 19, 2024
  • Design in Our Time at MoMA — Paola Antonelli

    Paola Antonelli is Senior Curator of Architecture & Design at the Museum of Modern Art, where she’s been expanding the understanding and appreciation of design in all its forms for nearly 30 years. On this episode of the FoST Podcast, Paola asks thought-provoking questions about the value of design, illuminates design’s relationship to story, and discusses the evolution of the museum.

    For more information, additional links, and more, visit our website.

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    in collaboration with Charts & Leisure


    Executive Producer, Jason Oberholtzer

    Producer, Meghal Janardan

    Editor, Garrett Crowe

    Mix, Andrew Atkin

    Music and Final Assembly, Michael Simonelli


    With special thanks to Paola Antonelli, Esther Omole, Bonnie Eldon, Elisabeth March, David Gray, Amy Snook, and Megan Worman.

    32m - Feb 1, 2024
  • Pursuing Fan Joy at Scale — Greg Lombardo Revisited

    In this revisited episode, we return to a conversation from February 2023 with Greg Lombardo, VP and Head of Experiences at Netflix. As Netflix's experiential offering continues to grow, Greg's insights on creating immersive entertainment that successfully engages fans both on a deep level and on a large scale remain incredibly relevant.

    For more information, additional links, and more, visit our website.

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    in collaboration with Charts & Leisure


    Executive Producer, Jason Oberholtzer

    Producer, Meghal Janardan

    Editor, Garrett Crowe

    Mix, Andrew Atkin

    Music and Final Assembly, Michael Simonelli


    With special thanks to Greg Lombardo, Bonnie Eldon, Elisabeth March, David Gray, Amy Snook, and Megan Worman.

    27m - Jan 18, 2024
  • Systems for Immersive Storytelling — Les Enfants Terribles

    The high-touch, immersive storytelling of theater company Les Enfants Terrible’s show Alice’s Adventures Underground is made possible by a complex system behind the scenes. On this episode of the FoST Podcast, Creative Director James Seager and Artistic Director Oliver Lansley pull back the curtain to give us a special look at the magic that the audience doesn’t see.

    For additional links, information, and more, visit our website.

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    Director, Carolyn Merriman

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    Executive Producer, Jason Oberholtzer

    Producer, Meghal Janardan

    Editor, Garrett Crowe

    Mix, Andrew Atkin

    Music and Final Assembly, Michael Simonelli


    With special thanks to James Seager, Oliver Lansley, Laura Nicholson, Bonnie Eldon, Elisabeth March, David Gray, Amy Snook, and Megan Worman.

    34m - Dec 21, 2023
  • Solving the Leadership Crisis — Ajaz Ahmed

    AKQA is not just one of the most successful design and innovation agencies in the world— it’s also a workplace that allows creative people to truly thrive. On today’s episode of the FoST Podcast, AKQA founder and CEO Ajaz Ahmed discusses his principles of leadership and how AKQA serves its clients, employees, and community.

    For additional links, information, and more, visit our website.

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    Assistant Producer, Madison Brown


    in collaboration with Charts & Leisure


    Executive Producer, Jason Oberholtzer

    Producer, Meghal Janardan

    Editor, Garrett Crowe

    Mix, Andrew Atkin

    Music and Final Assembly, Michael Simonelli


    With special thanks to Ajaz Ahmed, Bonnie Eldon, Elisabeth March, David Gray, Amy Snook, and Megan Worman.

    46m - Dec 7, 2023
  • Humanity Is First — Alejandro G. Iñárritu

    This week, the FoST Podcast is celebrating a very special occasion: our 100th episode. For this milestone, we’re honored to interview Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárritu, the renowned filmmaker behind such critically acclaimed works as Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and The Revenant. He also created the immersive installation Carne y Arena, which uses VR and multisensory elements to powerfully convey the experience of immigrants at the US-Mexico border. Alejandro represents what we aspire to at FoST: someone who believes in using new technology not for its own sake, but in the service of telling more powerful, empathetic, and human stories.

    For additional links, information, and more, visit our website.

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    in collaboration with Charts & Leisure


    Executive Producer, Jason Oberholtzer

    Producer, Meghal Janardan

    Editor, Garrett Crowe

    Mix, Andrew Atkin

    Music and Final Assembly, Michael Simonelli


    With special thanks to Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárritu, Paloma Quintanal, Bonnie Eldon, Elisabeth March, David Gray, Amy Snook, and Megan Worman.

    59m - Nov 16, 2023
  • A Strong Voice — Maira Kalman

    For decades, Maira Kalman has worked on countless projects across many different kinds of media and with many different collaborators— all while staying true to her signature smart, funny style. On this episode of the FoST Podcast, she talks about cultivating curiosity, clarity, and confidence throughout her illustrious career.

    For additional links, information, and more, visit our website.

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    in collaboration with Charts & Leisure


    Executive Producer, Jason Oberholtzer

    Producer, Meghal Janardan

    Editor, Garrett Crowe

    Mix, Andrew Atkin

    Music and Final Assembly, Michael Simonelli


    With special thanks to Maira Kalman, Kimisa H, Bonnie Eldon, Elisabeth March, David Gray, and Megan Worman.

    28m - Nov 2, 2023
  • The Craft of Experience Design — Abraham Burickson

    Experience designers are working on turning the innate knowledge of human experience into a craft. Abraham Burickson's forthcoming book, Experience Design: A Participatory Manifesto, distills his learnings as one of the foremost experts in this field into a practical handbook for everyone who wants to create memorable, transformative experiences.

    For additional links, information, and more, visit our website.

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    Director, Carolyn Merriman

    Assistant Producer, Madison Brown


    in collaboration with Charts & Leisure


    Executive Producer, Jason Oberholtzer

    Producer, Meghal Janardan

    Editor, Garrett Crowe

    Mix, Andrew Atkin

    Music and Final Assembly, Michael Simonelli


    With special thanks to Abraham Burickson, Bonnie Eldon, Meghal Janardan, Elisabeth March, Michael Bass, David Gray, and Megan Worman.

    49m - Oct 19, 2023
  • Photos and Stories — Stephen Shore

    On this special episode of the Future of StoryTelling Podcast, pioneering photographer Stephen Shore talks about the craft of photography, tells stories from his illustrious career, and shares his philosophy on art and life.

    For additional links, information, and more, visit our website.

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    in collaboration with Charts & Leisure


    Founder, Jason Oberholtzer

    Executive Producer, Mike Rugnetta

    Editor, Garrett Crowe

    Mix and Music, Michael Simonelli


    With special thanks to Stephen Shore, Bonnie Eldon, Meghal Janardan, Elisabeth March, Michael Bass, David Gray, and Megan Worman.

    50m - Oct 5, 2023
  • At AREA15, Space is Content — Winston Fisher

    AREA15 is the world’s first district dedicated entirely to immersive entertainment. Leading it is CEO Winston Fisher, whose real estate background gives him a unique perspective on location-based entertainment. Today on the FoST Podcast, Winston discusses how space can be considered content, what he’s learned from AREA15, and what a 21st century business model looks like.

    For additional links, information, and more, visit our website.

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    in collaboration with Charts & Leisure


    Founder, Jason Oberholtzer

    Executive Producer, Mike Rugnetta

    Editor, Garrett Crowe

    Mix and Music, Michael Simonelli


    With special thanks to Winston Fisher, Bonnie Eldon, Meghal Janardan, Elisabeth March, Michael Bass, David Gray, and Megan Worman.

    27m - Sep 21, 2023
  • Mess and Magic in Advertising — David Lubars

    As Chief Creative Officer of BBDO Worldwide, David Lubars is constantly adapting to change— a skill that has allowed him to lead the agency to become the most creatively recognized in the world. On today’s episode of the FoST podcast, David shares his insights on how BBDO creates magic in an environment full of mess.

    For additional links, information, and more, visit our website.

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    in collaboration with Charts & Leisure


    Founder, Jason Oberholtzer

    Executive Producer, Mike Rugnetta

    Editor, Garrett Crowe

    Mix and Music, Michael Simonelli


    With special thanks to David Lubars, Bonnie Eldon, Meghal Janardan, Elisabeth March, Michael Bass, David Gray, and Megan Worman.

    28m - Sep 7, 2023
  • Return on Impact with National Geographic — Kaitlin Yarnall

    The mission of the National Geographic Society is to illuminate and protect the wonder of the world. Chief Storytelling Officer Kaitlin Yarnall, her team, and the storytellers they fund aim to achieve this goal by telling the right story in the right way to the right person. On today’s episode of the FoST podcast, Kaitlin shares insights on impact storytelling from one of the biggest scientific and educational nonprofits in the world.

    For additional links, information, and more, visit our website.

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    in collaboration with Charts & Leisure


    Founder, Jason Oberholtzer

    Executive Producer, Mike Rugnetta

    Editor, Garrett Crowe

    Mix and Music, Michael Simonelli


    With special thanks to Kaitlin Yarnall, Bonnie Eldon, Meghal Janardan, Elisabeth March, Michael Bass, David Gray, and Megan Worman.

    31m - Aug 24, 2023
  • Behind the Beanie Bubble — Kristin Gore & Damian Kulash

    In their new film, The Beanie Bubble, co-directors Kristin Gore and Damian Kulash look closely at the hopes and delusions behind a consumerist craze– and, perhaps, behind our society as a whole. On today’s episode of the FoST Podcast, Charlie sits down with this dynamic duo to explore their creative process, the themes of their film, and collaboration as a married couple.

    For additional links, information, and more, visit our website.

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    Founder, Jason Oberholtzer

    Executive Producer, Mike Rugnetta

    Editor, Garrett Crowe

    Mix and Music, Michael Simonelli


    With special thanks to Kristin Gore, Damian Kulash, Bonnie Eldon, Meghal Janardan, Elisabeth March, Michael Bass, and Megan Worman.

    39m - Aug 10, 2023
  • Living History in VR — Derek Ham

    Derek Ham, PhD, is using the spatial and empathetic capacities of VR to illuminate stories from African American history, allowing participants to feel embodied in different moments in time. On today’s episode of the FoST Podcast, Derek and Charlie talk about revisiting history through space, empathizing with the full spectrum of emotions, and the opportunities presented by emerging media.

    For additional links, information, and more, visit our website.

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    Assistant Producer, Madison Brown


    in collaboration with Charts & Leisure


    Founder, Jason Oberholtzer

    Executive Producer, Mike Rugnetta

    Editor, Garrett Crowe

    Mix and Music, Michael Simonelli


    With special thanks to Derek Ham, Bonnie Eldon, Meghal Janardan, Elisabeth March, Michael Bass, and Megan Worman.

    31m - Jul 27, 2023
  • Live Entertainment's Operating System — Ignacio Bachiller

    Fever is a platform that is filling a crucial hole in the live entertainment market: they’re not only curating the best events for users based on their interests, but also providing creators with the data they need to scale and improve their experiences. In today’s episode, Fever co-founder and CEO Ignacio Bachiller discusses how Fever works for both consumers and producers, and where he sees the live entertainment industry heading.

    For additional links, information, and more, visit our website.

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    New York, NY 10011


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    in collaboration with Charts & Leisure


    Founder, Jason Oberholtzer

    Executive Producer, Mike Rugnetta

    Editor, Garrett Crowe

    Mix and Music, Michael Simonelli


    With special thanks to Ignacio Bachiller, Bonnie Eldon, Meghal Janardan, Elisabeth March, Michael Bass, and Megan Worman.

    E91 - 32m - Jul 13, 2023
  • The Future of Sports is Electronic — Dan Sutton

    Esports are a rapidly growing entertainment phenomenon, drawing in millions of viewers from around the globe, particularly young people. As the developer and publisher of some of the world’s most popular esports, Riot Games is at the forefront of this field. Today, Riot’s Global Vice President of Esports Publishing, Dan Sutton, helps us understand what esports are and why the stories that arise from them are just as compelling as those in traditional sports.

    For additional links, information, and more, visit our website.

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    New York, NY 10011


    Founder and CEO, Charles Melcher

    Director, Carolyn Merriman

    Assistant Producer, Madison Brown


    in collaboration with Charts & Leisure


    Founder, Jason Oberholtzer

    Executive Producer, Mike Rugnetta

    Editor, Garrett Crowe

    Mix and Music, Michael Simonelli


    With special thanks to Dan Sutton, Brenna Web, Bonnie Eldon, Meghal Janardan, Elisabeth March, Michael Bass, and Megan Worman.

    E90 - 33m - Jun 29, 2023
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