The Power of Myth and Metaphor with Michael Verde | Episode 211
EPISODE 211 | AUGUST 28, 2018
In this episode, one of last season's most popular guest, Michael Verde, returns to dive deep into the profound effects myths and metaphors have on our lives, literature, and cultural understanding. A self-proclaimed "Reader", Michael is capable of revealing hidden truths embedded into the written word. Pulling from Biblical scripture and classic American Literature, he will open the aperture of what is possible when we allow ourselves to see more, understand more, and read in a new way.
Michael Verde grew up in east Texas, where he played football, went to church, raised show pigs, and read so much it alarmed his high school counselor. He earned a M.A. in literary studies from the University of Iowa, and a M.A. in theology from the University of Durham, England, where he graduated at the top of his international class.
In 2003, Michael founded Memory Bridge (memorybridge.org). To date, Memory Bridge has connected over 8,000 people with and without dementia to each other in one-to-one relationships
Michael speaks across the world on the subjects of literature, world religions, and communicating with people with dementia. He is currently pursuing a PhD in the area of empathetic education at Indiana University.