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StoryOsophy is a weekly podcast that dissects elements of story through analysis of books, movies, plays and other mediums that span the history of storytelling. Hosted by Adam Jones and Devin Halden, the show is an on-going exploration of story and where storytelling goes next and where do we as storytellers take it next. It is intended to stimulate conversations about story and the imagination of storytellers. Story + Philosophy = Storyosophy. Thank you for subscribing! Please provide feedback or subjects you would like us to cover on future episodes.

StoryOsophy is a weekly podcast that dissects elements of story through analysis of books, movies, plays and other mediums that span the history of storytelling. Hosted by Adam Jones and Devin Halden, the show is an on-going exploration of story and where storytelling goes next and where do we as storytellers take it next. It is intended to stimulate conversations about story and the imagination of storytellers. Story + Philosophy = Storyosophy. Thank you for subscribing! Please provide feedback or subjects you would like us to cover on future episodes.
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United States

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StoryOsophy is a weekly podcast that dissects elements of story through analysis of books, movies, plays and other mediums that span the history of storytelling. Hosted by Adam Jones and Devin Halden, the show is an on-going exploration of story and where storytelling goes next and where do we as storytellers take it next. It is intended to stimulate conversations about story and the imagination of storytellers. Story + Philosophy = Storyosophy. Thank you for subscribing! Please provide feedback or subjects you would like us to cover on future episodes.

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@storyosophy

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English

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651-208-2419


Episodes

29: Nonlinear Storytelling – Part 1

6/21/2018
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What are the different ways you can alter the timeline of your story? How can you use this tool to explore the psychological landscape and perspectives of your characters? Devin and Adam explore nonlinear storytelling in this two-part episode. The post 29: Nonlinear Storytelling – Part 1 appeared first on StoryOsophy.

Duration:00:53:18

28: Flashbacks and Flash-Forwards

5/23/2018
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How do you effectively jump time in your story? What are the different ways you can use these tools to elevate your audience’s experience? Relatability, exposition, clues, set-ups and payoffs? Devin and Adam examine flashbacks and flash-forwards. The post 28: Flashbacks and Flash-Forwards appeared first on StoryOsophy.

Duration:01:10:09

27: Subplot – Part 2

5/17/2018
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How do you find strong subplots within the world of your story? How do manage subplots in stories with an ensemble cast like Stranger Things? Adam and Devin conclude their exploration of subplot. The post 27: Subplot – Part 2 appeared first on StoryOsophy.

Duration:00:39:30

26: Subplot – Part 1

5/10/2018
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How do you differentiate between A-B-and-C stories? How do you use them in conjunction with each other to elevate the plot? How does it relate to theme? Devin and Adam discuss subplot. The post 26: Subplot – Part 1 appeared first on StoryOsophy.

Duration:00:51:09

25: The Forces of Levity and Gravity

5/3/2018
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How do you use the forces of levity and gravity to create a more dynamic story? How does that balance of humor and drama give more perspective for your audience? How can it embolden your theme? Devin and Adam explore levity and gravity. The post 25: The Forces of Levity and Gravity appeared first on StoryOsophy.

Duration:01:05:20

24: Objects and Filmed Media

4/26/2018
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Devin and Adam continue their examination of symbolism in filmed media through set dressing, wardrobe, and props. The post 24: Objects and Filmed Media appeared first on StoryOsophy.

Duration:00:44:11

23: Symbolism-Part 1-Objects and Allegory

4/19/2018
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What are the different forms symbolism can take? How do you tangibly represent the abstract like emotions, states of mind, and mystical ideas? Adam and Devin explore symbolism in this two-part episode. The post 23: Symbolism-Part 1-Objects and Allegory appeared first on StoryOsophy.

Duration:00:50:02

22: Reversals

4/12/2018
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Why are reversals important for an audience experience? What is the difference between a quick twist and a slow burn? How are they related to setups and payoffs? Adam and Devin talk Reversals. The post 22: Reversals appeared first on StoryOsophy.

Duration:01:05:14

21: Mystery, Suspense, and Dramatic Irony

4/4/2018
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What is the difference between mystery, suspense, and dramatic irony? How do they relate to an audience’s perspective and experience? Devin and Adam investigate these three versatile tools. The post 21: Mystery, Suspense, and Dramatic Irony appeared first on StoryOsophy.

Duration:01:01:20

20: Resolution Part 2

3/28/2018
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Tune in for a good trick for your toolbox and examples of some not so conventional resolutions. Continuing from last week’s episode, Adam and Devin conclude their discussion on resolution. The post 20: Resolution Part 2 appeared first on StoryOsophy.

Duration:00:40:47

19: Resolution-Part 1

3/21/2018
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How do you dovetail all your story elements together at the end? How is a cliffhanger its own form of resolution? Devin and Adam explore resolution in this two-part episode. The post 19: Resolution-Part 1 appeared first on StoryOsophy.

Duration:00:39:33

18: Setups and Payoffs

3/15/2018
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How do you foreshadow or setup something in your story to have the most effect when you pay it off? Do you pay off with a twist, turn, reveal, discovery, or realization? The post 18: Setups and Payoffs appeared first on StoryOsophy.

Duration:01:05:44

17: Dialogue and Subtext-Part 2

3/7/2018
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PART 2-What is the difference between what a person is saying and what they are not saying, or saying beneath the surface? Devin and Adam discuss the value of great dialogue and subtext in this two-part episode. The post 17: Dialogue and Subtext-Part 2 appeared first on StoryOsophy.

Duration:00:41:43

16: Dialogue and Subtext-Part 1

2/28/2018
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What is the difference between what a person is saying and what they are not saying, or saying beneath the surface? Devin and Adam discuss the value of great dialogue and subtext in this two-part episode. The post 16: Dialogue and Subtext-Part 1 appeared first on StoryOsophy.

Duration:00:32:32

15: Character Arc

2/21/2018
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How is character arc different from the plot of a story? What makes a successful character arc? Adam and Devin continue their discussion about character transformations. The post 15: Character Arc appeared first on StoryOsophy.

Duration:00:56:44

14: Transformation and Catharsis

2/14/2018
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How are change, growth, and evolution vital to the characters of a story and their audience? Adam and Devin examine transformation and catharsis. The post 14: Transformation and Catharsis appeared first on StoryOsophy.

Duration:00:55:48

13: Stakes

2/7/2018
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What is a character giving up and what are they gaining? What does it mean to raise the stakes? How do you raise them? Devin and Adam explore the “stakes” of a story. The post 13: Stakes appeared first on StoryOsophy.

Duration:00:52:42

12: Tone, Style, and Genre

1/31/2018
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What is the tone or mood of a piece? How are you expressing your story? What is the overall voice? Adam and Devin examine tone, style, and genre. The post 12: Tone, Style, and Genre appeared first on StoryOsophy.

Duration:00:52:21

11: Theme

1/24/2018
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What is the storyteller trying to “say” in a story? How do they express that theme? How do they find a balance between too obvious or so subtle it is lost? In this episode, Devin and Adam explore these questions about theme. The post 11: Theme appeared first on StoryOsophy.

Duration:00:59:37

10: Plot and Structure

1/17/2018
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What are story events, scenes and sequences? Devin and Adam examine the core elements of plot within story and how to begin structuring. The post 10: Plot and Structure appeared first on StoryOsophy.

Duration:00:56:06