66 episodes

Updates & analysis of all things story. From screenplays to novels to deep theoretical story structure, this podcast is aimed at providing the secrets to great storytelling.

Narrative First: where story is always king James R. Hull

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 11 Ratings

Updates & analysis of all things story. From screenplays to novels to deep theoretical story structure, this podcast is aimed at providing the secrets to great storytelling.

    When It All Finally Clicks Into Place

    When It All Finally Clicks Into Place

    Is the process involved in the analysis of a Dramatica storyform truly objective, or is everyone fooling themselves? Jim answers these questions as well as giving an update on our app, Subtext.

    • 37 min
    Raiders of the Lost Ark and Multiple Storyforms

    Raiders of the Lost Ark and Multiple Storyforms

    A deep-dive into the two narrative structures driving the classic action/adventure *Raiders of the Lost Ark.*

    • 39 min
    The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi

    The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi

    An in-depth look at the narrative thematics driving these two classic films.

    • 46 min
    Demystifying the Plot Points of a Complete Story

    Demystifying the Plot Points of a Complete Story

    In this episode, we take a look at the key story events that shift a narrative from one contextual Act to the next.

    • 36 min
    Making Meaning Out of the Meaningless

    Making Meaning Out of the Meaningless

    A Dramatica storyform ensures that what you have to say promises purpose and a reason for the audience to listen.

    • 28 min
    The 2018 Academy Awards

    The 2018 Academy Awards

    My experience of being able to predict the specific structural items of an Oscar-nominated film while it was running.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Clint541963 ,

Story is king

What I love about Narrative First is that through Jim Hulls writing and Podcasts I am learning the elements that really make stories memorable and by memorable I mean stories that strike a chord on different levels. Subjective levels. Objective levels. Deeply personal levels. Relationship levels.
Others talk about story in an extremely reductive way but Jim explains the deeper complexities of story, eg. Main Character vs Protagonist or character in a story that really points to the main argument thematically. I highly recommend Narrative First.

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