Essential Pittsburgh
2:14 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Storytelling in the Modern Age

Radio host and producer Joe McHugh talks about storytelling in the modern age.
Radio host and producer Joe McHugh talks about storytelling in the modern age.
Credit Joe McHugh / American Family Stories

What happens when modernity meets storytelling?

Storyteller and story collector Joe McHugh, producer of The Telling Takes Us Home, a Celebration of American Family Stories, travels the country meeting people and gathering their stories.

According to McHugh, the art of storytelling has shifted in contemporary times. As a result, storytelling has become more based on efficiency and less based on emotion and sensation.

“The technology is beginning to drive the way we tell stories,” he says. “We have industrialized the very process.”