FoST creates original, engaging content—including original films, Q&As, and a new podcast series—designed to educate and inspire our community of storytellers.

FoST Announces its First Audio Series!

Right now the world is facing an unprecedented challenge as the COVID-19 pandemic forces us to isolate ourselves in order to save lives. While we need to be physically distanced, we still have a strong human need to be socially, emotionally, and spiritually connected. Stories have a unique ability to help us overcome isolation, to bridge divides, and to make us feel part of something bigger than ourselves. The world needs stories and storytellers now more than ever. We're pleased to announce the launch of FoST's weekly podcast.


On the FoST podcast, FoST Founder and Director Charlie Melcher sits down with some of the world’s most innovative, skillful, and creative storytellers from diverse backgrounds—from media and marketing to technology and the arts—who strive to create greater human connections and empathy through their work.

The Future of StoryTelling Podcast is produced in partnership with Charts & Leisure.

Available wherever you get your podcasts:
Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | iHeartRadio |

FoST Podcast Ep. 88 - JR!

For years, French artist JR has been making statements by printing large-scale portraits and pasting them in public locations across the globe. Now, he’s using augmented reality technology to make it easier than ever for communities to share their stories. JR Reality, created with Superblue and Niantic, is a platform that lets anyone with a smartphone add their portrait and story to geotagged locations throughout their city. On today’s episode, JR talks about the creative process behind the app and what it means both for him and for the world.

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Our FoST Films feature past FoST Summit speakers talking about their areas of interest—from interactive theater and immersive journalism to artificial intelligence and the neuroscience of empathy. To date, our FoST films have been viewed and shared millions of times.


Always wanted to know more about our FoST Speakers? Then dive in to these in-depth Q&As in which we get to know more about their fields of interest, their creative inspirations. and what excites them about the future of storytelling.