Podcast-based Seminar “Telling Responsible Stories – Telling Stories Responsibly”
STS scholars such as Donna Haraway have drawn increasing attention to the importance of storytelling practices for developing sustainable and responsible solutions to many of the pressing challenges of contemporary societies. Haraway and others point out that many of the grand narratives of modernity, may they be political, economic or technological, have failed to deliver much promised solutions and salvations for humankind, and have in the process created ecological crises for many communities and species across the globe. The seminar “Telling Responsible Stories – Telling Stories Responsibly” invited students to think about how we could ‘story otherwise’ – and to engage and rethink practices of storytelling by engaging with the narrative genre of the podcast. Below you can find the first MCTS podcast series produced for the seminar.
The First MCTS Podcast Series: Topics and Content
What does it mean to drink a coffee “to go”? How did homeopathy in Germany become an alternative to pharmaceutical medication? How did our understanding of time change throughout history? What do birds and olives have in common? And how do scientists deal with questions they might never find an answer to? To find out more about these questions and the topics they relate to, the students of the seminar “Telling Responsible Stories – Telling Stories Responsibly” engaged with the narrative genre of the podcast, with the aim to develop narrative practices that put questions of responsibility, sustainability and socio-ecological justice at their heart. Below you can find the first MCTS “Telling Responsible Stories – Telling Stories Responsible” podcast series.