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Story Punch

Story Punch is a podcast about learning to tell better stories and interviewing people with interesting stories of their own.
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Apr 27, 2015

In a world full of superhero movies and television, do we really need more comic book stories? Here is my take on Marvel's new Netflix show Daredevil and why I think the show works so well.

Spoilers ahead!

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Apr 19, 2015

Danger and destruction don't make a story more exciting. Only characters up against big emotional obstacles can do that. Stakes are more about uncovering the deeper meaning and larger consequences than bigger explosions.

Movie examples in this episode include Battleship, Inception, and Toy Story.

This episode's story is called The Bamboo Nightmare.

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Apr 19, 2015

How do you make a story make sense to your audience? By using layers. Connecting the beginning of your story to the end of your story can make all the difference.

On this episode I talk about what that looks like and accidentally use several examples from Christopher Nolan films.

This episode's story is called The Desert Mechanic.

 

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Enjoying the show? Please leave a REVIEW on iTunes to help spread the word
 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/storypunch/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarcMadrigal
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Apr 19, 2015

I think the best kept secret about stories is creating great characters. The audience will only be invested in a story if they are first invested in the characters. Here are five tips for writing relatable and likeable characters.

This episode's opening story is my first attempt at fiction. It's called Wanda's Watch.

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Apr 19, 2015

On this special episode we get to hear from Dr. Earl Creps, a vibrant communicator, author, and lead pastor of 360church in Berkeley, California.

Earl's storytelling specialty is discovering unique metaphors that really bring stories to life.

You can hear Earl's latest talks at https://www.youtube.com/360church

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Apr 19, 2015

In this episode I’ll be sharing three useful principles that can make your stories more compelling and less boring. This topic is pretty close to my heart and I think it’s just the beginning of where I want to go with this show.

I’m also really proud of this episode because I think this is the one where I’m finally starting feel comfortable inside the podcast medium.

This episode's story is called The Potato Bug.

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Apr 19, 2015

There are lot of ways to boil a story down to its most basic elements, but what does that leave you with? In this episode we talk about the one thing that every story must have: a character who wants something.

This episode's story is called The Phone People.

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Apr 19, 2015

Even though I’m not exactly a story expert, some people are. In this episode I interview Lashon Daley who studies folklore and storytelling and will begin her PhD  at UC Berkeley. She is really nice, smart, and an all around great guest.

You can find Lashon online at https://twitter.com/storiesandslams

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Apr 19, 2015

In the inaugural episode of Story Punch, I talk about why stories are so important. We'll also cover the definition of a story punch and yes it actually means something. At the end we'll talk over the three core values of this podcast.

Stories on this episode include The Bully as well as Running Out of Gas on the Freeway.

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THANKS FOR LISTENING!

Enjoying the show? Please leave a REVIEW on iTunes to help spread the word
 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/storypunch/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarcMadrigal
Website: http://storypunchpodcast.com
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