24 episodes

Follow Josh, Doug, Maxx, and Liam - four friends on the road to becoming professional writers, as they embark on the perilous and often hilarious adventures of reading each others’ work for jollies and cynical critique (posted so you can read along too). All of the media they consume is subject to dissemination (both the good and the bad) and every episode they workshop a movie idea and record a full trailer for it. Come. Join us by the fire.

Bad Storytellers The Nerdy Show Network

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    • 4.9, 9 Ratings

Follow Josh, Doug, Maxx, and Liam - four friends on the road to becoming professional writers, as they embark on the perilous and often hilarious adventures of reading each others’ work for jollies and cynical critique (posted so you can read along too). All of the media they consume is subject to dissemination (both the good and the bad) and every episode they workshop a movie idea and record a full trailer for it. Come. Join us by the fire.

    Episode 24 :: The Season-Ender

    Episode 24 :: The Season-Ender

    Bad Storytellers is a podcast about writing and things that are written. Join four friends on the road to becoming professional writers as they unleash new stories on-air, criticize each others’ work, discuss pop culture influences, and conceive on-the-spot trailers for imaginary films.
    In this episode, we discuss the new Ghostbusters film and have a spoiler-free discussion about Stranger Things (with a spoiler-laden discussion tucked safely away at the very end). Liam brings in his revised and much improved first chapter of his story, and Josh turns in his most difficult chapter yet! But that's not all - we've been gifted with two fan submissions for critique!

    Join us as the gang says farewell until next season. We hope to see you all again soon.

    Show notes and more can be found at www.badstorytellers.com

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 23 :: The Great Gig in the Sky

    Episode 23 :: The Great Gig in the Sky

    In this episode, the gang discusses the funniest films ever made, other podcasts, and what to burn when we die. Josh brings in one of his banked short film drafts, Maxx writes an introduction for an efficient criminal, and Liam writes about a girl and a burned-down house. Afterwards, we discuss diction and clarity, and our trailer ends up being a movie that will never be made, but that everyone secretly wants.
    Show notes and links can be found at www.badstorytellers.com

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 22 :: The Windy World

    Episode 22 :: The Windy World

    In honor of the launch of our new sister podcast, RPG From Scratch, instead of a trailer, we roll the genre dice and create a new roleplaying setting for you all to use at your leisure. Additionally, Liam and Maxx have very unique submissions, we give a shout out to another friend who is in hollywood films. Also, we discuss the merits of Coke vs Pepsi, and whether or not we should have a moratorium on discussing Deep Space Nine and Jurassic World. Enjoy!

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 21 :: Ace in the Hole

    Episode 21 :: Ace in the Hole

    The gang gets together this week to discuss Baseball's history in Star Trek, Doug's celebrity as The Kill Bill Kid, Hearts of Iron, and Soviet Hockey. Liam has some brainstorming to do, Max shows us what the aristocratic life is like in his story, and Josh finishes Chapter five. We also review our first ever fan submission! We had a great time on this one. Enjoy!
    Show notes and more at www.badstorytellers.com


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    • 59 min
    Episode 20: The Sequel Episode

    Episode 20: The Sequel Episode

    Bad Storytellers is a podcast about writing and things that are written. Join four friends on the road to becoming professional writers as they unleash new stories on-air, criticize each others’ work, discuss pop culture influences, and conceive on-the-spot trailers for imaginary films.
    This is our debut on The Nerdy Show Network! If this is your first time with us - come, join us by the fire. You won't need to have heard our previous episodes, but if you want to check them out, you can find them all here.

    In this episode we review our 20 previous movie ideas and roll a d20 to decide which of them we'll craft a hilarious sequel for. Also, Max showcases his Lieutenant character in action, Liam reworks the interpersonal relationships in his story, Josh turns in the fifth chapter of his ongoing novel, and Doug pitches an entirely new story idea that really speaks to us.

    For links and more info, head to the main episode page:
    http://nerdyshow.com/2016/06/bad-storytellers-episode-20-the-sequel-episode

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 19: The Arbiter

    Episode 19: The Arbiter

    In this episode, Doug is out, so Josh, Liam and Max have a brainstorming session about each of their individual projects. Additionally, we talk about Captain America: Civil War, Neil Gaiman (again), and the oppressive fiction of Cormac Mccarthy. Rounding it out is another idea we're surprised hasn't been filmed. Stay a while and listen.
    Show notes and group submissions can be found at www.badstorytellers.com

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    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Blacklance124 ,

Nerdy and inspiring

Love the show it's a guys helps me get in a creative mindset and spitball ideas I recommend it to anyone who writes and is of a nerdy persuasion

DisdonnBates ,

Great discussions and Realistic Insights

I was turned onto this podcast after episode 263 of Nerdy Show (Hail Hydra) mentioned that Doug and Josh were involved in making it, and have been listening to catch up every day this week. I've enjoyed everything about this, and it reminds me of not only my friends talking with me about my writing, but my writer's group here at home. The topical insights to structure and other things is incredibly helpful, and seeing the slow maturation of stories helps give me the inspiration and motivation I need to keep going on my own projects.

And if you don't like writing podcasts, just listen to the Bad Movie Trailers for every episode, because those are alone worth a 5 star review, every time it's new, and every time it is so hilarious I am laughing out loud at the crazy ideas you come up with. I'm really looking forward to seeing hte finished script to The Planet Without Christmas and hope to continue to see all the story ideas from these gentleman come out in the future. So listen along, you're missing out if you don't.

Garayur ,

Inspirational

I just started listening and I've found myself writing. Its really cool to see so many different processes together like this. Its a fun listen.

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