A podcast about writing, for new and aspiring writers. Hosted by Anthony Falcone and Andrew Wheeler.
Storybeater Episode 109: Our Flag Means Death
Anthony and Andrew check out the new cult hit pirate comedy Our Flag Means Death and its place in the traditions of pirate storytelling!
Storybeater Episode 108: Oscars 2022
Anthony and Andrew discuss this year's Academy Award nominees for Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay.
The nominees are...
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Written and directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Don't Look Up
Written by Adam McKay and David Sirota, based on a story by McKay.
Directed by Adam McKay.
Written by Zach Baylin.
Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green.
Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.
The Worst Person in the World
Written by Joachim Trier & Eskil Vogt.
Directed by Joachim Trier.
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Written and directed by Sian Heder.
Based on the film La Famille Bélier by Victoria Bedos, Thomas Bidegain, Stanislas Carré de Malberg and Éric Lartigau.
Drive My Car
Written by Ryusuke Hamaguchi & Takamasa Oe.
Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi.
Based on the short story by Haruki Murakami.
Written by Eric Roth, Jon Spaihts & Denis Villeneuve.
Directed by Denis Villeneuve.
Based on the novel by Frank Herbert.
The Lost Daughter
Written and directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Based on the novel by Elena Ferrante.
The Power of the Dog
Written and directed by Jane Campion.
Based on the novel by Thomas Savage.
This year's Academy Awards take place on Sunday, March 27.
Storybeater Episode 107: Reacher
Anthony and Andrew check out the new Prime Video series Reacher and talk about the trope-heavy appeal of dad lit!
Storybeater Episode 105: The Matrix (1999)
To mark the return of the Matrix movies to our screens, Anthony and Andrew revisit the original movie to see how it holds up, how it shaped our culture, and what sort of story decisions the Wachowskis made.
Storybeater Episode 104: No Time To Die
Anthony and Andrew break down the story choices in the final Daniel Craig Bond movie, No Time To Die. Warning: This discussion contains spoilers!
Storybeater Episode 103: Witches
This year's Halloween episode looks at witches in fiction, from children's entertainment to folklore to our own storytelling choices!