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Monday, December 8, 2014

Episode 50 - Guest Starring...Everybody!

This is it, the show you've been waiting for--the 50th episode extravaganza! Join Tim and Nick and a boatload of guest stars as they lead you through a double-length whirlwind tour of the many segments, past and present, that make up the one, the only, the incomparable Derailed Trains of Thought!

What are you waiting for? There's too much to tease, so jump right in! There's something for everyone! And if you hear a slight echo, it's only because there's so much awesomeness contained within the file, even the microphones couldn't handle it.

Enjoy!


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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Episode 49 - Write It Again, Sam

Writing is revision and a movie is discovered in the editing room. Or so "they" tell us. Isn't vision enough? If not, how do we go about casting our re-vision anyway? Tim and Nick take up the topic with their usual flair in Episode 49 of Derailed Trains of Thought.

Then, just because, they try their hand at revising popular movies and books--because, that's what people do now, you know? Listen in! Enjoy! Take notes! And remember, next up is our 50th podcast extravaganza!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Episode 48 - Glimpses of Light

"Balder the Beautiful / Is dead, is dead!" These words once caused a young C. S. Lewis to glimpse a scene of beauty and joy. We all have our own memories of a moment in some story that resonated deeply with us with its beauty. What makes such a moment? What is beauty, anyway, and can we capture it? Tim and Nick are on the case, examining the role of beauty in art.

In the second half, join us for A Bit of Story, recalling the longings of youthful springs, and some exciting project updates.

The leaves are turning, and a lovely chill is on the wind. Settle in and listen to the 48th episode of everyone's favorite storytelling podcast, Derailed Trains of Thought!

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Episode 47 - The SFW 'NSFW Episode'

You know what makes a story real? What makes it intelligent and high-minded? Sex. Also, unflinching violence. Then probably more sex. Or at least another pint of blood.

But is this true? At what point do these things become gratuitous? Or are they always unnecessary? When does showing depravity go too far? Where should we draw the line? Where!? WON'T ANYONE TELL US?

Fear not! Tim and Nick are here to tackle these questions with all the grit and stoic fortitude they can manage.

Then for a change of pace, they take a look back at summer movies, as well as at a few summer reads.

It may not have enough science teachers turned drug lords for your liking, but come in anyway and listen to the 47th episode of everyone's favorite storytelling podcast--Derailed Trains of Thought!

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Episode 46 - The Expurgated Version

Dear listeners:

You may have heard the hosts of this podcast refer to such works as Star Wars, Babylon 5, The Muppets, LOST, The Wheel of Time, and other such well-known works once or twice (or 1753 times) in previous podcasts. We would like to inform you that all such references have been blacklisted. Timothy and Nick must attempt a podcast referring only to lesser-known works. This experiment is being conducted with full cooperation of the hosts and will be temporary in nature.

We are also subjecting Timothy and Nick to Jim Carrey's website. While more hazardous, we have good reason to suspect the hosts will come out (largely) unscathed. The 46th episode of Derailed Trains of Thought is sponsored by the Organization to Downplay Dostoyevsky, Balrogs, Aslan, Locke, Lupin, and Such (ODDBALLS). Enjoy.

Sincerely,
The Auditors

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