After a rare trip to the cinema for Guardians Of The Galaxy, we settle in for an epic three-hour journey through all things Marvel.
This week, we discuss the road to publishing, from finished manuscript to established career. Then, we invite a special guest into the studio to discuss Brian Lee O’Malley’s brilliant graphic novel Seconds.
Better late than never, we’re back with Rom-Com Thunderdome feedback, a new narrative phenomenon, first thoughts about adaptations, They Came Together and Celeste & Jesse Forever.
This week, Lani tells us about finishing her latest novel, and then the Thunderdome gets way out of hand as we discuss the greatest romantic comedies EVER!
This week, we delve deep into the listener mailbag to talk about YouTube serials, turning points and structure, golden ages and auteurs, and the unexamined televisual treasures we loved as children.
This week, we talk about Lani being tempted by the dark side, sacrifices and narrative fulfillment, using flashbacks with purpose, and the role of America in fiction and pop culture.
This week, we talk a little about Big News, lament the lack of a random penguin, and talk about Joss Whedon’s brilliant, problematic and challenging adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing.
This week on the show, we talk about Gay Panic and bromance (with thanks to the fine folks at Pop Culture Happy Hour), share some listener correspondence, and break down the basic building blocks of story structure.
To celebrate Alastair’s birthday, we address a handful of listener questions, then talk about two whole Star Trek movies: The Wrath Of Khan and Into Darkness!
This week on the show, we revisit an old favorite, get emotionally unstable, talk about ways to test for sexism, and question accepted wisdom.
After technical difficulties ate last week’s show, we return to talk about ensemble casts, confuse ourselves with goals and motivation, and finally venture out to The Cabin In The Woods.
This week on the show, we talk about sports metaphors, words with no English equivalent, originality and goals — it’s a packed show, so don’t miss a moment!