Against Narrative: Are stories bad for us? Part 1


A mother tells stories to her daughters in the dark illuminating with a torch under the blanket. HQuality via Shutterstock

It’s hard to imagine human beings without storytelling and literature. Surely, these are some of the very things that define us. Narratives give our lives and our world meaning, but what if there’s a dark side to their sorcerous power? In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter, Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick explore the storyteller’s potent spell.