BNS 847: How Fiction Can Change Minds (Without Being Preachy!)

by | May 16, 2024 | Opinion, Watch

Author @Devon_Eriksen_ reveals how fiction can be a powerful tool for spreading ideas and changing minds by introducing new perspectives and possibilities without being preachy, empowering individuals to make better choices and improve the world.

Are you tired of stories that try to beat you over the head with a message?What if there was a better way to persuade people through storytelling? In this episode of The Brian Nichols Show, libertarian author Devon Eriksen reveals how fiction can introduce new ideas and change minds without being preachy.

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Devon Eriksen, author of the Prometheus Award-nominated novelTheft of Fire, joins Brian to discuss the power of storytelling in spreading libertarian ideas. Rather than telling people what to think, Devon argues that effective fiction gives readers new things to think about, allowing them to consider possibilities they may not have encountered before.

Throughout the conversation, Brian and Devon explore how empathy in storytelling helps people understand different perspectives, the importance of showing concrete visions of the future rather than abstract philosophies, and how technological advancements like the internet have democratized the publishing industry.

Devon also shares insights into the three fundamental types of stories in American politics, and how the libertarian story is uniquely focused on empowering individuals to make better choices and improve the world.

If you’re interested in learning how fiction can be a tool for spreading liberty without being heavy-handed, this episode is a must-listen. Discover the art of persuasion through storytelling with Devon Eriksen on The Brian Nichols Show. Click the link to watch now and don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe for more engaging content!

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