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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Episode 68 - Talking Creativity and American Pixels with Mazedude

Today we're excited to bring you a special interview with Christopher Getman, also known as Mazedude, a musician and remixer (and creator of many of Nick's favorite OCRemix songs). We talk the creative process and his new Kickstarter album American Pixels, a tribute to American video game composers.

Then--because how do you follow up an interview with Mazedude?--we play Name That Tune, Mazedude Edition. Then, to cap it all off, Nick finally gets to play his long-requested- but always-denied seven-minute Soundtrack, "Glow Worm Jim."

So, basically, here's the TL:DR version -- Listen to the podcast, support American Pixels!

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Episode 67 - The Once and Future Podcast

Foretold by prophecy and brought forth from its pleasant village in the Woods of Tranquility to liberate the Intrawebs from the forces of evil memes, Episode 67 is here! To guide it upon its hero's journey, guides Nick and Tim train it in the ways of the Chosen One, so that through their wise instruction it might prevail and not fall prey to bad storytelling.

Then, since the journey is long, Tim and Nick spend the evenings regaling it with their Take on Tales from the world of video games, including a Kingdom Hearts game and two classics, Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross, which result in a rant so intricate, Episode 67 could scarce comprehend. But that is why he has been granted wise sages from the Fates.

Long live Episode 67!

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Episode 66 - Gentlemen, Start Your Story Engines!

People say there are only nine basic plots. They say stories can be broken down into tropes and stereotypes and MacGuffins. Well, Tim and Nick say, "That sounds like a good episode topic!" So listen in as they discuss the skeleton of a story, the primal pieces that shock a story to life.

In the second half, they debut a new segment that should be pun times for all, and revisit Live Brainstorming! It's episode 66 of your premiere podcast on storytelling, full of the silliness, sidetracks, LOST references, and occasional wisdom that are the foundation of a hour you'll enjoy for long after you listen (and never get back). Enjoy!

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Episode 65 - Of the World and Everything in It

Worldview. It's one of those terms thrown around by people who like to talk about big ideas. So, of course, Tim and Nick have decided to talk about it. Every story presents a way of looking at the world. How can a reader/viewer navigate these different points of view? How can a writer use an awareness of worldview to sharpen his own work? Listen in and see if Tim and Nick can help you out.

Then, in a new What If? section, our fearless hosts imagine what kind of stories famous philosophers, politicians, and scientists would write as an expression of their worldview. (It's a lot more fun than it sounds.)

So, come listen in on this 65th episode of your premiere podcast on storytelling. Assuming you find podcasts morally acceptable, of course.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Episode 64 - Nudge, Nudge, Wink, Wink

"Show, don't tell." It's a rule pounded into storytellers, and for good reason. Many great stories are marked by the raised eyebrow and the evocative phrase, the shimmer of recognition in the hero's eyes and the tantalizing hint of a dark past. In other words, what a character (or creator) implies can speak volumes. And that, not to put too fine a point on it, is Tim and Nick's topic this episode.

In the second half they review some of their recent reads, including books from well-known franchises/series.

So, if you happen to find yourself with a bit of extra time, perhaps you'd enjoy tuning your auditory organs to the sound of locomotive synaptic process violently running off its tracks. (Wink, wink, know what I mean?)

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