Global Spirit: Stories to Remember

About This Episode


Life’s three fundamental questions: 1. Who are we? 2. Where did we come from? 3. Where are we going? -- have often been approached through philosophy or science. For millennia, for human beings everywhere, these same questions have been posed and explored through the power of story. From different cultures come those stories we tend to remember, the stories that connect us, not just with others, but with that which gives our lives meaning.

Stories to Remember brings together two guests that use the power of story and storytelling as a means of remembering. Kay Olan is a renowned storyteller from the Mohawk Nation in upstate New York. Orland Bishop is a mentor and community organizer in Los Angeles working with members of the LA gangs known as the Crips and the Bloods while wielding the powerful weapons of myth, power and story.

Global Spirit investigates philosophical and existential issues of the 21st century, tracing the eternal, yet still evolving human quest for meaning, truth and wisdom. Weaving compelling filmed segments with informed, engaging studio conversations, the series offers an intimate, discovery-filled viewing experience.