Givers, Doers, & Thinkers—A Podcast on Philanthropy and Civil Society

Episode 23: John Papola & media's influence on civil society

October 13, 2021 Season 3 Episode 3
Givers, Doers, & Thinkers—A Podcast on Philanthropy and Civil Society
Episode 23: John Papola & media's influence on civil society
Show Notes

This week on Givers, Doers, & Thinkers, Jeremy speaks with filmmaker John Papola about the power of storytelling and how it can be deployed to deepen our appreciation for the value of human freedom.

John Papola is CEO and chief creative officer of the Emergent Order Foundation (EO). The organization’s mission is to build a bottom-up movement that celebrates American freedom and the potential it unlocks in each of us. Prior to co-founding EO, John worked as a video producer and director for Spike TV, Nickelodeon, and MTV.

Jeremy and John cover entertainment media’s influence on politics and culture. The purpose and impact of heroic storytelling in preserving and enriching American ideals and the stories that are slowly destroying the American dream. John also comments on the dangers of the disease of wealth and the feedback loops crippling younger generations. All this and more on this week’s episode with John Papola.

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