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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

36: Movement 2 (Act 2)

10/12/2018
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What are the events that transition your Hero from the end of Movement 1 (Out of Comfort Zone) to the end threshold of Movement 2 (Into Danger Zone)? Why do we like to think of Movement 2 as the first day of school? The post 36: Movement 2 (Act 2) appeared first on StoryOsophy.

Duration:01:18:51

35: Movement 1 (Act 1)

10/5/2018
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What are the events that make up Movement One (or Act One)? How do these events translate into future acts and movements? Why is it important to keep Movement One as tight and clean as possible? Devin and Adam lay the groundwork for the events of Movement One. The post 35: Movement 1 (Act 1) appeared first on StoryOsophy.

Duration:01:18:51

34: Acts and Movements

9/27/2018
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What is the importance of decision points and thresholds? How can you use movements to break down that daunting Act 2? What are the differences between 3, 4, and 5 act structures? Adam and Devin explore what acts and movements are made of. The post 34: Acts and Movements appeared first on StoryOsophy.

Duration:01:14:24

33: Scenes and Sequences

9/17/2018
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What are the elements that make up a good scene? How do you link scenes together to create a longer sequence? Devin and Adam discuss the building blocks of great scene building. The post 33: Scenes and Sequences appeared first on StoryOsophy.

Duration:01:17:10

32: Story Architects

8/23/2018
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In this episode, we continue our introduction to story structure. What are the different ways you can approach story structure? What does it mean to be a story architect? Devin and Adam discuss how to design and build your story’s structure. The post 32: Story Architects appeared first on StoryOsophy.

Duration:01:11:46

31: Introduction to Story Structure

8/4/2018
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Season Two begins! Adam and Devin embark on their exploration of story structure and its design. Master your storytelling structure! Why do storytellers struggle with story structure so much? How can you look at story structure as a freeing process rather than a limitation? The post 31: Introduction to Story Structure appeared first on StoryOsophy.

Duration:00:55:17

30: Nonlinear Storytelling – Part 2

7/1/2018
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How do you alter the chronology of a story and still maintain its spine? What do you have to consider to effectively execute this unique type of storytelling? How do you do it without losing your audience? Adam and Devin finish their conversation about nonlinear storytelling. The post 30: Nonlinear Storytelling – Part 2 appeared first on StoryOsophy.

Duration:00:47:46

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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Devin and Adam conclude their two-part discussion about dialogue and subtext with some great examples and helpful tricks to write subtext easily. The post 17: Dialogue and Subtext-Part 2 appeared first on StoryOsophy.

Duration:00:41:43