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95 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Storybeater Episode 100
Anthony and Andrew look back on seven years of Storybeater as they celebrate their 100th episode! They talk about what they've been writing since the podcast started, their favourite conversations from the last 99 episodes, and what they've been reading that shaped and influenced their work!
65 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Storybeater Episode 099: Raiders of the Lost Ark
To mark the 40th anniversary of the release of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Anthony and Andrew look at what makes the movie such an enduring classic, some of the awkward ways it's showing its age, and how Indiana Jones breaks some familiar storytelling "rules".
63 minutes | May 19, 2021
Storybeater Episode 098: The Fast and the Furious (2001)
To mark 20 years since the release of the original The Fast & The Furious movie, Andrew and Anthony reexamine that movie's appeal and look at how the franchise has evolved and expanded its world over the past two decades!
97 minutes | Apr 18, 2021
Storybeater Episode 097: Oscars 2021
Anthony and Andrew offer their thoughts on this year's Academy Awards screenplay nominees, including: Minari Judas and the Black Messiah Trial of the Chicago 7 Promising Young Woman Sound of Metal Nomadland Borat Subsequent Moviefilm The Father The White Tiger One Night in Miami
79 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Storybeater Episode 096: WandaVision
The Marvel Cinematic Universe returns with its first Disney+ TV show, WandaVision. Anthony and Andrew unpack the grief, the villainy, the sitcom tropes, the twists, the fan theories, and the future for Wanda and Vision!
61 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
Storybeater Episode 095: Romeo & Juliet
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Anthony and Andrew revisit the greatest love story ever told, William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. But is it actually a great love story, or just a tale about two stupid kids?
55 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
Storybeater Episode 94: Bridgerton
Anthony and Andrew look at the choices, subversions, and conventions explored in the new Netflix regency romance series Bridgerton. Plus, what we're writing and what we're reading!
73 minutes | Dec 19, 2020
Storybeater Episode 093: The Mandalorian
Anthony and Andrew discuss the Star Wars streaming show The Mandalorian -- with spoilers for the most recent episode! Is it a good show, is it good Star Wars, and is there a tension between those two ambitions? Plus, what we're reading and what we're writing!
79 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
Storybeater Episode 092: The Crown
Anthony and Andrew look at the fourth season of Peter Morgan's The Crown, the blockbuster Netflix series about the life of Queen Elizabeth II. What are the unique challenges of writing a biography, and especially of fictionalizing the lives of people who already feel familiar?
69 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
Storybeater Episode 091: Lovecraft
For this year's Halloween episode, Anthony and Andrew dig into the horror style and influence of H.P. Lovecraft, and look at the recent HBO series Lovecraft Country and the novel that inspired it.
88 minutes | Aug 28, 2020
Storybeater Episode 090: The Super Team
Anthony and Andrew count down their favourite superhero and supervillain teams and talk about what makes a team dynamic work! Plus, what we're writing and what we're reading!
70 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
Storybeater Episode 089: The Cowboy
Anthony and Andrew discuss the cowboy archetype in fiction, including the tropes, classic and modern interpretations, masculinity, America, and the archetype's relationship to politics and privilege.
53 minutes | May 20, 2020
Storybeater Episode 088: Hercules
Anthony and Andrew explore the legend of Hercules, what he represents, and how his stories have been told. Plus, they talk about what they're reading and what they're writing.
85 minutes | Apr 26, 2020
Storybeater Episode 087: Inward & Onward
Anthony and Andrew get together (remotely) to talk about writing in the age of Covid-19. How are they adapting, what are their coping mechanisms, how do they think this will shape their work, and do they feel an obligation to produce great works during lockdown? (Spoiler: No!) They also talk about the new Disney Pixar movie Onward, released direct to Disney+ following the movie theatre shutdown, and they talk about what they're been reading and distracting themselves with in quarantine!
137 minutes | Mar 29, 2020
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
Due to the current and ongoing crisis, we're not recording new episodes of Storybeater at present. Instead, Andrew has read and recorded the full text of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll -- because in difficult times, we need great stories! Enjoy this reading, and check out some of our past episodes if you're looking for more entertaining distractions, including our episodes on detectives, Mary Poppins, Robin Hood, Marvel movies, and more. Thanks for listening!
92 minutes | Feb 1, 2020
Storybeater Episode 086: Oscars 2020
Anthony and Andrew share their thoughts on this year's nominees for Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay at the Academy Awards, including Jojo Rabbit, The Irishman, Little Women, Joker, The Two Popes, 1917, Knives Out, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, Parasite, and Marriage Story. Plus, what we're writing and what we're reading!
58 minutes | Jan 18, 2020
Storybeater Episode 085: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
This month, Anthony and Andrew were meant to talk about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker... And then Andrew decided he couldn't face it. But the show must go on! So, while Andrew shares his reasons for not going to see the movie, Anthony talks about what it gets right and what it does wrong. Andrew also talks about the new Netflix hit The Witcher. Plus, Anthony and Andrew talk about what they're writing and what they're reading!
57 minutes | Dec 16, 2019
Storybeater Episode 084: The Christmas Episode
In the first ever Storybeater Christmas episode, Anthony and Andrew discuss sentimentality, Hallmark, the best and second best Christmas stories, Santa Claus world-building, how Christmas stories ate pagan stories, the true meaning of Christmas, and the meaning that writers can bring to "Christmas". They also talk about what they've written in 2019, and in the "What We're Reading" section they discuss The Mandalorian and Knvies Out!
58 minutes | Nov 25, 2019
Storybeater Episode 083: Women Who Kick Ass
To mark the release of a new Charlie's Angels movie, Anthony and Andrew put together their own squads of women who kick-ass, drawing from all of movies, TV, video games and literature! Plus, what we're reading and what we're writing!
58 minutes | Oct 21, 2019
Storybeater Episode 082: Zombies!
Fantasy zombies. Fast zombies. Colonial zombies. Consumerist zombies. Brainless zombies. Vengeful zombies. Zombies as us. Zombies as them. For the annual Storybeater Halloween episode, Anthony and Andrew discuss the changing meaning and significance of zombies in fiction, from White Zombie to The Walking Dead and beyond. Plus, what we're reading and what we're writing!
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