Best Selling Author N. D. Wilson and Editor Brian Kohl host the Stories Are Soul Food podcast! The podcast that helps feed the right kind of loyalties and shape affection for the first and the greatest Author, Jesus Christ. This podcast is made possible by support from the Great Homeschool Convention and the team at Canonball Books.
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82: Be a Killer Side Character
Wouldn't things be simpler if kids were fictional, and you could "write" their success over each challenge? In today's SASF, the guys discuss how a mom can help her children with their own "character" weaknesses. You get to hear another Nate airplane-story-turned-car story; Brian explains why camping is fun even though it sounds like it isn't; this episode also features two deer, a marten, and Yellowstone. But the real takeaways from this episode is 1) where to get the best breakfast burritos in the the Pacific Northwest; 2) stop trying to make life easy for your kids; and 3) be a killer side character in your kids' stories instead.
#SASF #StoriesAreSoulFood #NDWilson #BrianKohl #parenting #storytelling #character #Yellowstone
81: Vengeance Served Hot
Taking revenge has been the subject of many different TV shows, and -- no surprise -- as soul food, it can be well-cooked or very bland. Both Nate and Brian started a vengeance show which is getting tons of positive reviews from conservatives: The Terminal List -- which falls flat on its face right out of the gates because there's not a single real human in the show. And of course the entire T-List doesn't even handle the theme vengeance as well as those four seconds from The Patriot....or Fantastic Mr. Fox. This leads into a discussion of what Nate claims is perhaps the best pilot in TV history: "Lost" episodes 1 & 2. Yes, that and the Rings of Power trailer (just kidding, we're just checking to see if anyone is still reading).
#TerminalList #FantasticMrFox #ChrisPratt #PrimeVideo #TV #vengeance #television #familymovienight #SASF #StoriesAreSoulFood #revenge
80: Big Bad Movie Biz
How should you go about getting a job in Hollywood? Well, Nate gives two pieces of advice in this episode (and they're not what you might expect). Brian digs deep into Nate's early movie-making history to find out if Nate followed his own requirements. The guys discuss working on things that are "bad" for your brand, immunity to pop culture, shooting a movie on a shoestring budget ("The River Thief"), and the absence of more Silent Bells chapters in this SASF.
#StoriesAreSoulFood #branding #Hollywood #moviemaking #screenwriting #SASF
79: Character Problems on an Airplane
Yeah, stories are soul food...but stories also have the potential to be poison. Humans are born storytellers, which means they wrong someone, they're quick to "re-tell" the story as one in which they "made a difficult decision." Nate tells his recent top-5-weird-airplane story, and the guys mine the incident for character clues and narrative techniques, with many helpful applications.
#characters #apologies #mistakes #Delta #birdstrike #SASF #StoriesAreSoulFood
78: The Fallacy of Artistic Calling
Another delightful episode of SASF is here for you as Nate and Brian discuss the dustup from two previous episodes, focusing mostly on artistic temperament and motivation gone bad. But first, Brian decides what we need is not less but MORE of Nate's unvarnished opinions, and the guys head into a discussion of a book idea found on Twitter, and how to make a good pitch. You get a sneak peek at an upcoming Nate project as well... Also, if you have a question the guys would want to discuss, please send it in! The question tank could use a top-up, and that's not cheap here in Biden's America. Enjoy! And don't forget, if you prefer video, that's streaming only on Canon+.
#StoriesAreSoulFood #artisticcalling #artistictemperament #bookideas #bookpitch
77: The Heroic Feminine Isn't Missing
Nate and Brian discuss a theory percolating on the interwebs about the difference between male heroes and female heroines in fiction. They branch out into a discussion of the Hero's Journey and the accuracy of Joseph Campbell's storytelling advice (and inaccuracies of application). Remember, the video version of the podcast is streaming exclusively on Canon+.#StoriesAreSoulFood #SASF #HeroicFeminine #HerosJourney #JosephCampbell #NDWilson #CanonballBooks
Listening to this podcast takes me back to the days of my classical Christian education, when conversations inside and outside the classroom sparked my own creativity. Each episode makes me want to read more good stories! It also inspires me to lean into the creativity the Lord has given me. It is a fun and easy podcast to listen too. Thank you guys for this!
I can’t get enough
I have always loved stories. Listing to Nate talk about the stories of reality is beautiful. So beautiful! I’ve heard most episodes and they really speak into my life and faith in an impactful way. Memorable: most recent podcast 78, the idea of getting my life straight and keeping my own story beautiful before I can sit down and create other stories… that was impactful as a stay at home mom with art teaching and soap making on the side. I love the emphasis on keeping priorities straight in a way that honors God.
Memorable: the way Nate talked about Adam and Jesus in one episode was riveting: Adam could choose to abandon his bride and follow God, or stay with his bride and abandon God. Christ got the same choice and changed the story, he sacrifice himself in the place of his bride. I may never have understood this ever before. Thank you and Keep going!
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You all have been encouraging to listen to recently. It’s great to hear someone who believes in Christ working in Hollywood and challenging the norm and helping people watch movies and shows!
I’d love to hear your take on Sanderson and some of his books. Whether you like them, don’t like them, recommend or not?