Episode 106 “Anatomy of a Story”

November 16, 2017

We begin the second half of the season exploring both the inner workings of the entertainment industry and the external forces needed to create long-term shifts through pop culture storytelling. In this episode, television writer and producer Diana Son joins anti-child trafficking advocate and bestselling author Rachel Lloyd to reveal the process of creating a social justice-infused pop story world. From sharing how pop culture has influenced each of their personal storytelling approaches, to taking us inside the writers room for the making of a television series, to discussing the personal and societal stakes we all have in television characters, Son and Lloyd show us what is possible when social justice advocates and pop storytellers can more deeply work and imagine together.  

Guests: Diana Son, Television Showrunner of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why and American Crime; Rachel Lloyd, Founder and President of Girls Educational & Mentoring Services; Author