One quick tip from Max and Coco: Don't say no for other people. Max and Coco revisit their cheers moments, which really seems like an excuse for them to drink a lot more. Max talks about "Build Your Own Ladder," where he tries to figure out his art career by stealing other people's. Finally: Max helped a child write a play, and Coco tries to describe it.
Max and coco discuss the process of submitting work, Max proposes his "triangle theory" of getting work produced or published, and they struggle to describe an odd, marvelous slasher film from the 80s.
Max and Coco are delighted to discover they have won a major screenwriting award. They also introduce a couple of new games into the show: Four lies and a truth, in which Coco must determine which of four statements about Minnesota festivals is false; and Wild Loglines for Wild Movies, in which Coco must concoct a two-sentence summary of one of the strangest horror films ever made, 1979's Tourist Trap.
Max and Coco visit two iconic Minneapolis sites, Dave's Popcorn and Matt's, home of the Jucy Lucy. They also discuss the free and eye-opening education they received in Hollywood and the development of The Mill, their process for taking creative ideas and turning them into completed works.
Max and Coco discuss changing the name of the podcast to Wild North Creative, as well as discuss courses in creativity that they are starting offer. And then it's off to Bath, England, where Max lived when he was 10. The two explore Stonehenge, the Roman Baths, and the weird, pagan history lurking under every cobblestone.
Max and Coco throw axes in Northeast Minneapolis. They drink alcohol and toast their incremental successes and educational failures. They discuss how they determine the next steps once they have written something. Finally, they discuss how being creative has forced them to be very, very tidy, and how this has started to change their lives.
Max and Coco have been busy, between doing a lot of writing, a freak April blizzard, and telling tall tales about lumberjacks and Clint Howard. Coco also discusses a trashy 50s novel about lumberjacking called Logging Chance.