99 episodes

A podcast about writing, for new and aspiring writers. Hosted by Anthony Falcone and Andrew Wheeler.

Storybeater Anthony Falcone and Andrew Wheeler

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A podcast about writing, for new and aspiring writers. Hosted by Anthony Falcone and Andrew Wheeler.

    Storybeater Episode 133: Planets of the Apes

    Storybeater Episode 133: Planets of the Apes

    Anthony and Andrew explore the themes and approaches of the three iterations of the Planet of the Apes movie franchise.

    • 1 hr
    Storybeater Episode 132: Ten Years of Storybeater!

    Storybeater Episode 132: Ten Years of Storybeater!

     Anthony and Andrew mark ten years of the reading-and-writing podcast by reflecting on ten themes and trends in storytelling from the past decade, including streaming, shared universes, the state of the "sure thing", and the rise of cozy entertainment.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Storybeater Episode 131: Oscars 2024

    Storybeater Episode 131: Oscars 2024

    Anthony and Andrew break down the runners and riders in the 96th Academy Awards categories for Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay.
    Movies discussed include:
    American Fiction The Zone of Interest Barbie Oppenheimer Poor Things  
    The Holdovers May December Past Lives Anatomy of a Fall Maestro

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Storybeater Episode 130: The Assassin

    Storybeater Episode 130: The Assassin

    Beekeepers, bricklayers, painters, and John Wick. Anthony and Andrew dive into the world of the assassin in fiction. What's the appeal of the archetype, what does it represent, and how does it work?

    • 54 min
    Storybeater Episode 129: Hayao Miyazaki

    Storybeater Episode 129: Hayao Miyazaki

    Anthony and Andrew discuss the themes, story structure, and worldbuilding of animator Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli movies, including My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, and Porco Rosso!

    • 55 min
    Storybeater Episode 128: Roald Dahl

    Storybeater Episode 128: Roald Dahl

     Anthony and Andrew revisit a key author from their childhoods as they dip into the dark worlds of Roald Dahl, to mark both the release of Wes Anderson's adaptations of Dahl's short stories and the upcoming Wonka movie.

    • 50 min

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