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11 – Episodic, Overarching, and Anthology Stories

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Mike, Oren and Chris discuss the weaknesses and strengths that come with episodic, overarching, and anthology stories. They analyze TV shows that fell victim to the Monster of the Week or the Reset Button Ending, and praise American Horror Story for being new and innovative. Read more »

9 – Roleplaying Imitating Film Imitating Roleplaying

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Oren, Mike and Chris discuss the difficulty in recreating popular storytelling tropes like main characters, mentors, and prophecies in roleplaying. They highlight TV shows with tropes that make them feel like tabletop campaigns, and swap stories about how resourceful and willful players can be. Read more »

8 – What’s in a Genre?

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Oren, Mike and Chris philosophize on the origins and meaning of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and other speculative fiction genres. They discuss stories that cross genres, and sow confusion about the definition of “punk” and “orthogonal.” Read more »

6 – A Dialogue on Dialogue

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Chris, Mike and Oren discuss making dialogue sound natural but not too natural, speculate on rules for good dialogue, and rave about their favorite dialogues and monologues from TV shows. Read more »

5 – The Infinite Retelling of Fairy Tales

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Mike, Oren and Chris talk about what makes fairy tales unique and how they have changed over time. They look at recent reincarnations in comics, book, and movies, evaluating whether recent changes have improved or harmed the timeless stories. Read more »

4 – Science Fiction as Commentary on Today

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Mike, Oren, and Chris explore how science fiction is used to comment on contemporary issues. From dystopian novels to Vietnam War analogies, they share the stories that brought their message home, and deconstruct those that missed their mark. Read more »

3 – Adventures in Worldbuilding

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The Mythcreant Podcast dabbles into the depths of worldbuilding. Dash discusses how she starts the process for new stories, and Mike puts some of his military history knowledge to work in spec fic. Plus examples from Star Trek and Discworld, laser catapults, and other short topics. Read more »

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