CLASS - October 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 3pm - 5pm PT / 6-8pm ET 

Telling Vulnerable Stories

As we sort through the many ways that stories are told in modern society, it seems that there is a difference between a story told, and the story told that can affect the audience. Vulnerability is the key component. Through an examination of the critically acclaimed award-winning podcast Weight For It, creator and host Ronald Young Jr. will walk through what it takes to tell more vulnerable audio stories.
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Key Takeaways

  • Skills for identifying central focus questions in their new stories
  • A rubric to evaluate how vulnerable you’re being as a storyteller
  • Personal and specific guidance from the instructor on any story you’re planning on telling.

About this class

  • October 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2024. 
  • 3pm - 5pm PT / 6-8pm ET 
  • Virtual
  • 4 x 2 hour classes
  • $370 AIR members 
    $425 non-members
  • Payment plans available at checkout. 
In this class, Ronald Young Jr. will talk students through the key component of effective storytelling which he believes to be vulnerability. Ronald will talk through the creation of Weight For It. Ronald will break down one specific episode “A Shame Spiral” and teach what he believes made that episode resonate with many Weight For It listeners. Through this breakdown Ronald will teach students the building blocks that will allow them to tell their own personal stories to their respective audiences.

Who is this class for? 

For creators looking to get the most out of their personal stories. If you have a story you’re looking to tell on stage, or in audio and other mediums, this course will get you thinking about the questions that may help to flesh out the heart of your story.

This class is for beginners and experienced storytellers alike. Especially for those who have not told many personal stories or would like to inject more vulnerability into them.
Meet the instructor

Ronald Young Jr.

Ronald Young Jr. is an audio producer, host, and storyteller, based in Alexandria, VA. He is the host of the critically acclaimed podcast Weight For It, which was selected by the New York Times as a best podcast of 2023.

He is also an avid pop-culture enthusiast, a regular contributor to NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour and the host of the television and film review podcast Leaving the Theater. He has hosted shows such as Pushkin’s Solvable and HBO Docs Club, from Pineapple Street Studios. Selected as Vulture Magazine podcaster to watch, 2023, he is passionate about social justice and equity and recently helped to tell historical and present accounts of black folks throughout American history with his work on Seizing Freedom from VPM, and Black History Year from Pushblack.
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