PR- Brother Wolf to receive Oracle Award for work on the Art of Storytelling Show.

Eric Wolf has been selected to receive an Oracle Award for Distinguished National Service to the storytelling community by the National Storytelling Network.

Eric James Wolf Eric Wolf (Brother Wolf) will be presented with the Oracle Award in recognition of his work as producer and host of the Art of Storytelling with Brother Wolf Show during the last evening of the National Storytelling Conference on July 31st, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. The National Storytelling Network (NSN) gives the Oracle Award for Distinguished National Service to individuals who contribute their time and energy in an exemplary manner on the national level.

The National Storytelling Network is dedicated to advancing the art of storytelling – as a performing art, a literacy tool, a cultural transformation process, and more. NSN is a member-driven organization and it offers direct services, publications and educational opportunities to several thousand individuals, local storytelling guilds and associations. These services are designed to improve storytelling everywhere — in entertainment venues, in classrooms, organizations, medical fields, families, and wherever storytelling can make a contribution to quality of life.

The Art of Storytelling with Brother Wolf Show has had over 127, 000 downloads since it began podcasting in 2007. Created by Eric Wolf (Brother Wolf) in the spring of 2007, the show brings the best and brightest of the storytelling community to the world stage. 45% of listeners are from outside the United States from over 100 different countries. In the last six weeks the show has sustained over 7,000 individual downloads.

The Art of Storytelling Show is the world’s sole interview format show dedicated to exploring the art and science of storytelling in all its forms. With over a hundred interviews available for listening to online this podcast has become the premier resource for understanding and learning the art of storytelling worldwide.

To see a complete list of…
Press releases detailing the growth of the Art of Storytelling Show go to:
Guests organized by topic:
NSN Oracle Award for Distinguished National Service:
Eric Wolf’s home page:

Contact: Karin Hensley NSN
Phone: 1-800-525-4514 ext 303



  • By Charles Johnson, April 28, 2010 @ 1:13 pm

    This is a well-deserved honor. I don’t know any storyteller who isn’t familiar with your show.

  • By stuart mendelson, April 29, 2010 @ 12:16 pm

    Brother Wolf has done a tremendous service to the storytelling community, and the community at large, with his wonderful podcasts and interviews. He has tirelessly work to bring the best of the best to the listeners, and has made his show one not to be missed! If you have to choose what you listen to, you can’t go wrong with “the art of storytelling” by Brother Wolf.

  • By Maya, April 29, 2010 @ 12:26 pm


    I discovered Brother Wolf more than a year ago when the idea for my own startup came about. Stories are the core of everything in life and it is so awesome to hear Eric explore SO many aspects on Storytelling through his podcasts and the wonderful people he brings to the forefront.

    Brother Wolf’s passion is second to none. Congratulations once again!

  • By Kristin Pedemonti, April 29, 2010 @ 12:42 pm

    Congratulations, Brother Wolf! Your never ending enthusiasm and energy for connecting storytellers to each other and the world is inspiring. Thank you for providing a format for storytellers to share their stories, visions, and tips with anyone who wants to listen! Your positive energy is wonderfully contagious!

  • By Jo Sanders, April 29, 2010 @ 12:51 pm

    Eric’s contribution to storytelling has not even reached it’s potential. The gift of storytelling goes around the world with his dedication and efforts to this wonderful art of communication and preserving stories. Thanks to you Brother Wolf for including me on your pod casts and information list. It keeps me in touch and inspired to continue my storytelling. You well deserve this Oracle Award as you inspire and create venues for the preservation of Storytelling. A precious gift to all.

  • By Janet Dowling, April 29, 2010 @ 12:56 pm

    Congratualtions from a storyteller in the UK. I have found the podcasts allow me to tap a rich vein of expereince which otherwise I wouldn’t be able to access from this side of the pond.

    To be able to tune in and hear someone talking with passion about their work with story says so much more than the written word, and it is a valuable resource. I have recommended the website to many people in the UK, each of whom have said what a delight it has been to find it.

    Well done!

  • By Simon Brooks, storyteller, April 29, 2010 @ 1:24 pm

    Congratulations Eric! This is great news. Not only does it recognize your brilliant work, and the incredible amount of information you have gathered for others, but in receiving this award it is also letting more folks know about you and what you do. Again, congratulations! You deserve it!

  • By Monty Harper, April 29, 2010 @ 2:31 pm

    Congratulations Eric! You more than deserve this recognition. The breadth and depth of your resource is mind-boggling! And not only is it useful to storytellers, but to anyone who performs for or works with kids. Go, Eric, go!!

  • By Angela Amoroso, April 29, 2010 @ 2:43 pm

    Eric, this is wonderful news. Your inspiration is global. Your commitment to the craft of storytellingis to be admired – and emulated.

  • By Stephanie, April 29, 2010 @ 3:08 pm

    Congratulations, Eric! I am so pleased that all your hard work and community-building has been recognized on a national level. (Actually, more than national… as a Canadian I am very aware that you touch people outside the U.S. as well!) I think your show is ground breaking and turns people on to the joy and importance of story all over the world.

  • By Harvey Heilbrun, April 29, 2010 @ 3:21 pm

    Eric, This is a well deserved recognition of the work you do for our storytelling community. Your podcasts and the information that you share are incredible resources for all of us, making each of us better at what we do. Thanks for being you.

  • By Anish Abraham, April 29, 2010 @ 3:27 pm

    Well deserved!!! You have been sharing your knowledge selflessly to further the art of storytelling. Now, its time for some spotlight :)

  • By Andrea Lovett, April 29, 2010 @ 3:34 pm

    I cannot think of a more deserving recipient for this award. You have worked tirelessly building this collection of podcasts that is the equivalent of a graduate course in storytelling. Bravo! and Bravo to the university that picks it up and uses it as a reference to teach master classes in storytelling.

  • By Brother Wolf, April 29, 2010 @ 8:04 pm

    Wow – feeling a little bit of pressure… to live up to expectations…

  • By Mara Haawks, April 29, 2010 @ 8:11 pm

    BRAVO! to Brother Wolf, aka Eric. Your non-stop efforts to polish each and every page & performance of your wonderful productions, keeps your artistry shining, rising like a star*! Your consistent broadcasts and enthusiasm for the art of storytelling, is a gift for our times. Congratulations!

  • By Matthew Williams, April 30, 2010 @ 1:54 am

    I tried joining the local storytellers organization but due to work i couldn’t attend most of their meetings. Brother Wolf has given me a connection and his very informative podcast has taught me many things about storytelling and the storytellers world. These are resources i wouldn’t have had otherwise…thankyou.

  • By Brother Wolf, April 30, 2010 @ 10:03 pm

    Start your own…

    That meets your needs – or better yet ask them to schedule a new meeting and religously show up as the starter yeast to the new bread. Key word is fanatic here -

  • By Destiny, May 1, 2010 @ 6:06 pm

    Awesome. Congratulations on your award. It is well deserved.

  • By miha blaga, May 2, 2010 @ 5:53 am

    This is one of the most wonderful sites I’ve ever descovered… helps me a lot in my work with children and it is always a pleasure to hear it !….thank you!congratulations!!!The recognition is very well deserved!
    I hope,this site will live forever!and Eric Wolf you are the best!!!!

  • By Brother Wolf, May 2, 2010 @ 6:20 am

    Wow Miha

    Thanks for the ringing in endorsement! “This is one of the most wonderful sites I’ve ever discovered…”
    I will try to live up to these expectations in each future show..

  • By Barbara Buoncristiano, May 2, 2010 @ 10:16 am

    Your work is splendid. I’m sharing your site with my nieces, nephews and grands. wonderful site, Eric.

  • By Brother Wolf, May 2, 2010 @ 11:53 am

    Thanks – Barbara

    Referrals are still the #1 way that I gain new listeners… But I was wondering if you are are wanting to share my storytelling as opposed to my interviews with storytellers. To send samples of my work to other people go to htttp:// for a link to the iTunes listing of stories for download. I appreciate that you see my storytelling as valuable – I just don’t want some kid getting disappointed because in stead of the cool stories that they were promised they instead found themselves listening to some adults talk about the the art form. very cool – but not so cool for 10 year olds… ;-)

    If you want to see what I am doing in all of my projects…. Go To my website

    Of course you could always just buy some CD… to give to all your nephews, nieces and etc… just let me know I am looking at working at another recording session soon with new CD’s on the way…

  • By Diana, May 2, 2010 @ 2:43 pm

    Great job, Eric. You make it possible to connect storytellers worldwide, and to give everyone of us the enthusiasm sometimes we don’t know where to find. Thanks.

  • By Jean Luster, May 2, 2010 @ 7:44 pm

    Eric, I was so excited when I discovered your podcasts and interviews you had with professional storytellers that shared their techniques. I gained many ideas that I now use when working with children. You deserve the Oracle Award in recognition for your work and host of the Art of Storytelling. Thank you
    and congratulations!

  • By Johanna Hongell-Darsee, May 3, 2010 @ 10:20 am

    Congratulations on the award! Very well deserved. Your podcasts are truly innovative and the amount of work you have devoted to it is tremendous and a wonderful resource for both storytellers and those interested in storytelling and other litteral arts.

  • By Glenda Bonin, May 5, 2010 @ 12:15 pm

    After following Eric Wolf for quite a while, I am convinced that his site is one of the best around for storytellers to visit and enjoy. When I am asked by newcomers in the field for suggested resources, I always mention Brother Wolf’s show. This is one Oracle Award recipient everyone can agree on. Eric Wolf is the storyteller’s storyteller.

  • By Cynthia Changaris, May 6, 2010 @ 10:21 pm

    Eric Wolf has consistently been creative in thinking out of the box as he approached his storytelling career. The creation of his storytelling show is a brilliant idea, allowing the voices of passionate storytellers to talk about and showcase their art. It is a wonderful way for storytelling to grow and flourish. I am so thankful that Eric has received this award, as his creation of this storytelling venue is strong, unique, helpful, innovative, and he has been overwhelmingly persistent, bright, and brought his best self to this wonderful creation. He has brought the storytelling world together so that we can communicate openly and help each other grow. Way to go Eric!!!

  • By Jenni Cargill-Strong, June 6, 2010 @ 10:20 am

    Congratulations anda well deserved award Eric! You put so much work into your podcasts and you are so very dedicated to storytelling. You are providing a fantastic resource and helping storytellers enter the exciting world of Web 2! Enjoy!!

  • By teresita, June 17, 2010 @ 10:40 am

    Congratulations on an amazing job. I became interested upon listening to you. thanks for being a light.
    the networking out of this world, and happy to share my passion because of people like you that have paved the way.

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