5 episodes

"This is Not a Story About..." is a classically-inspired modern radio program about the history of cinema written and hosted by filmmaker Ted Geoghegan. Each episode of the program begins as the story of someone or something in the world of film that cinephiles know very well, but transforms into an expertly-researched tale about a new topic: one that can be closely-related or worlds away from where its story began.

This is Not a Story About... Ted Geoghegan

    • Film History
    • 4.9 • 29 Ratings

"This is Not a Story About..." is a classically-inspired modern radio program about the history of cinema written and hosted by filmmaker Ted Geoghegan. Each episode of the program begins as the story of someone or something in the world of film that cinephiles know very well, but transforms into an expertly-researched tale about a new topic: one that can be closely-related or worlds away from where its story began.

    Episode 5: Friday the 13th

    Episode 5: Friday the 13th

    Episode Five of "This Is Not A Story About..." is not the story of 1980's blockbuster horror film "Friday the 13th."

    • 26 min
    Episode 4: MGM

    Episode 4: MGM

    Episode Four of "This Is Not A Story About..." is not the story of MGM Studios, one of the world's oldest and most prestigious film companies.

    • 24 min
    Episode 3: Bela Lugosi

    Episode 3: Bela Lugosi

    Episode Three of "This is Not a Story About..." is not the life story of the most famous actor to ever don Dracula's cape and fangs, international horror icon Bela Lugosi. 

    • 22 min
    Episode 2: Bruce Lee

    Episode 2: Bruce Lee

    Episode Two of "This is Not a Story About..." is not the life story of martial arts legend and international box office icon Bruce Lee.

    • 20 min
    Episode 1: Walt Disney

    Episode 1: Walt Disney

    Episode One of "This Is Not A Story About..." is not the life story of animation pioneer and media tycoon Walt Disney.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Matt-n-Mel ,

We want more

These stories are well researched and very well told. Each story is extremely interesting and entertaining all while making me feel like I’m learning something. I’ve listened to them all and I want more. I really enjoy hearing the behind the scenes lesser known stories in entertainment!

TripleEye ,

Unique, Interesting Hollywood History

This is, bar none, the best podcast taking a look at Hollywood and film history. It had a unique premise - start with a well-known movie, actor, or director and use that as a jumping off point to talk about a forgotten actor or movie. Well-researched and written in a snappy way.

ClayvonC ,

A Sweeping Love Story

Finished listening to this beautifully narrated story just now. Excellent work, Ted Geoghegan! Research, narrative framing and vocals are all top-notch. Such rich detail, such powerful use of music. I could binge these all day. Consider me a fan!

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