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A podcast about writing, for new and aspiring writers. Hosted by Anthony Falcone and Andrew Wheeler.

A podcast about writing, for new and aspiring writers. Hosted by Anthony Falcone and Andrew Wheeler.
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United States

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A podcast about writing, for new and aspiring writers. Hosted by Anthony Falcone and Andrew Wheeler.

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English


Episodes

Storybeater Episode 071: Robin Hood

11/27/2018
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Storybeater unpacks the literary tropes and traditions surrounding the British folklore hero Robin Hood. How has Robin Hood evolved? Why is archery a popular skill for heroes? What's the definitive trope of a Robin Hood story? Who is the best Merry Man, why are some Merry Men more iconic than others, and how gay is Will Scarlet? Anthony and Andrew discuss all these questions and more! Plus, what we're reading and what we're writing!

Duration:00:58:47

Storybeater Episode 070: Halloween

10/26/2018
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For this year's special Halloween episode, Anthony and Andrew discuss the tropes and conventions of the slasher genre, including the recently rebooted Halloween movie franchise. The conversation covers the sexual politics of slashers, the appeal of fear in storytelling, the post-modern deconstruction of the genre, and more! Plus, what we're writing, and what we're reading!

Duration:01:05:29

Storybeater Episode 069: The Dragon Prince and Other Stories

9/28/2018
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Anthony and Andrew discuss the new Netflix animated show The Dragon Prince and its tropes, characters, and prospects. They also talk about what they're writing, and discuss Spider-Man... and Thomas Mann.

Duration:01:00:44

Storybeater Episode 068: Rom-Coms

8/29/2018
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Anthony and Andrew discuss the blockbuster rom-com Crazy Rich Asians and how it compares to the tropes of the genre. They also talk about favourite rom-coms and how the genre has changed over time, and where the future of the rom-com might lie. As always, Anthony and Andrew also talk about what they're writing and what they're reading!

Duration:01:06:35

Storybeater Episode 067: Another Marvelous Episode

7/25/2018
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Anthony & Andrew discuss the new Marvel movie Ant-Man & The Wasp and the second season of Luke Cage on Netflix, and break down the tropes, the villains, the ways the stories use power, and much more. They also discuss whether it's time to stop talking about Marvel all the time! Plus, what they're writing, and what they're reading, including Yahtzee Croshaw's Jam, and Mackenzi Lee's A Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue.

Duration:01:06:54

Storybeater Episode 066: The Heist

6/26/2018
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We're putting a team together. Andrew and Anthony discuss the story beats behind heist movies, with a focus on Ocean's 8 and the other movies in the Ocean's franchise, but also touching on heist movies as different as Topkapi and Lucky Logan. Plus, what we're reading and what we're writing!

Duration:01:04:04

Storybeater Episode 065: Infinity War

5/18/2018
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Anthony and Andrew look at the big "season finale" of Marvel Studios' ten year cinematic universe project, Avengers: Infinity War. Does it work as a movie? Does Thanos work as a villain? And what might be next for the MCU? Plus, what we're writing, and what we're reading!

Duration:01:12:17

Storybeater Episode 064: Lost In Space

4/28/2018
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Anthony and Andrew break down what works and what doesn't about the new Lost In Space TV show. Is Parker Posey the Dr Smith we need right now? They also discuss space-based sci-fi, and talk about what they're reading and writing.

Duration:00:59:47

Storybeater Episode 063: Jessica Jones Returns

3/30/2018
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The first season of Jessica Jones had a very clear story to tell about living with trauma, but did it leave anywhere for the second season to go? Anthony and Andrew dig in to the new storyline and ask all the big questions, like 'Can Jessica be happy?', 'What is Malcolm for?' and 'How famous is Trish meant to be anyway?'

Duration:00:51:30

Storybeater Episode 062: Black & Gold

2/25/2018
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Anthony and Andrew share their thoughts on the ten nominees for best screenplay in this year's Academy Awards, including The Big Sick, The Shape of Water, Lady Bird, Call Me By Your Name, and Logan. Then they share their thoughts on the latest hit Marvel movie, Black Panther. 00:10:17 Academy Awards 01:17:47 Black Panther

Duration:01:22:36

Storybeater Episode 061: The Last Year And The Last Jedi

1/21/2018
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Anthony and Andrew offer their take on the writing and world-building of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, plus a look back at some of their favourite genre works of 2017 (and a couple of duds).

Duration:01:32:15

Storybeater Episode 60: Werewolves & Monster Men

10/25/2017
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Anthony and Andrew talk about monsters and the id of man, with a special focus on Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and the classic Universal monster movie The Wolf Man.

Duration:01:01:27

Storybeater Episode 059: Musicals!

9/27/2017
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Anthony and Andrew talk about their favourite musicals, and how musicals approach story.

Duration:01:25:33

Storybeater Episode 058: The Defenders

8/30/2017
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Anthony and Andrew break down the highs and lows of Marvel's Defenders series on Netflix, bringing together the characters from Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and also Iron Fist. It was a bold television experiment, but did it work?

Duration:00:37:49

Storybeater Episode 057: Spider-Man Homecoming

7/31/2017
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Breaking down the heroes, villains, and world-building of the latest Spider-Man movie.

Duration:01:00:54

Episode 056: Guardians of Wonder

6/30/2017
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Anthony and Andrew offer their belated story-related thoughts on Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and DC's Wonder Woman.

Duration:01:24:41

Storybeater Episode 55: The F8 of the Furious

5/12/2017
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We recorded this podcast a quarter mile at a time. (And then uploaded it super late.)

Duration:00:59:24

Storybeater Episode 054: Iron Fist

4/3/2017
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Breaking down (almost) everything wrong with Netflix's Marvel's Iron Fist. Plus, what we're reading and what we're writing!

Duration:01:11:09

Storybeater Episode 053: Oscars 2017

2/22/2017
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Anthony and Andrew offer their thoughts on this year's Academy Award nominees for Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay, including La La Land, The Lobster, Manchester By The Sea, Arrival, Hidden Figures, Lion, and Moonlight. Plus, what they're reading and what they're writing!

Duration:01:33:19

Storybeater Episode 052: Rogue One

12/24/2016
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Breaking down the strengths and flaws of Gareth Edwards' Rogue One.

Duration:01:25:45