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Amanda Jean and Austin Chant dive deep into what makes fiction work. Join them as they answer burning questions like: How do you sneak complex gender theory into the structure of a novel? What makes a truly great magic system? How do you humanize a fictional serial killer… and should you?

The Red Pen Amanda Jean, Austin Chant

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 12 Ratings

Amanda Jean and Austin Chant dive deep into what makes fiction work. Join them as they answer burning questions like: How do you sneak complex gender theory into the structure of a novel? What makes a truly great magic system? How do you humanize a fictional serial killer… and should you?

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Candlebreak ,

I love this podcast please come back

This is such a great fun and thoughtful podcast. I am a sucker for in-depth media criticism with a queer/intersectional lens. I re-listen to all the episodes often. I think it might actually be my favorite podcast?

Babe truther ,

I hope you like diced podcast, because I love this show!

Smart, thoughtful, and genuine media analysis! Well-structured discussions! At least one observation per episode that shakes up and deepens my understanding of fiction! I knew I had to listen to this after hearing about the Diana Wynne Jones/magic systems one (MY HEART’S DESIRE), and, after catching up with the rest, I know that I’ll enjoy and learn from upcoming episodes regardless of how familiar I am with their topics.

Seriously, Austin and Amanda blow me away ... I’ve been rebuilding my love of reading and literary analysis bit by bit after burning out in college, and now I just get to listen in on the coolest lecture-type-things I could ever hope for and feel inspired to cut up the stories I love most??! Sweet.

M973583 ,

Looking forward to more

A smart conversation from an editor/author duo about the media around us. It invites us to think both critically and analytically on what works, what doesn’t, and why. Amanda and Austin have a great, and often very funny, rapport.

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