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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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May 9, 2017

On June 2nd, Patty Jenkin's Wonder Woman enters the fray of summer blockbuster season. Featuring an iconic character with 75 years of history, the film is a watershed moment for the superhero genre. But why is Wonder Woman such an anomaly and how did we get here?

 

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May 6, 2016

I've been spending more time lately working on a few stories of my own. It seems like every day I'm learning the difference between picking apart and analyzing someone else's story and the much harder task of writing something of your own.

When we critique someone else's work, we usually forget the long process that went into bringing that narrative to life. All we see are the flaws and the mistakes and we overlook the fact that even a bad movie is still a finished movie. A poorly executed story that's finished is still superior than that great idea that only exists in your head.

Everyone has an opinion on what makes a great story, but very few people have what it takes to create a compelling story of their own. Why is that and what might be the reason for that?

Could it be that storytelling is actually much harder than we all assume?

Find out on today's episode of Story Punch!

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Mar 25, 2016

 

0:00 - My thoughts before watching the movie

16:00 - Non-spoiler Review

26:00 - Spoiler-filled Review

 

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Dec 29, 2015

December has been a busy month! I'm hoping to write and record some new episodes for you very soon. In the meantime, check out Marc and Churro's Top 10 Movies from this past year.

Thanks for listening!

 

Find Churro on Twitter.

 

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Nov 6, 2015
As I keep working on the next batch of episodes, here's a little filler about my favorite movies this side of the multiverse. Along the way we'll discuss a bit about the unique nature of various genres. The list includes:
 
Favorite Comedy Movie
Favorite Fantasy Movie
Favorite Animated Movie
Favorite Movie No One's Ever Heard Of
Favorite Spielberg Movie
Favorite Spy Movie
Favorite Superhero Movie
Favorite Disaster Movie
Favorite Faith-Based Movie
Favorite Holiday Movie
Favorite Movie No One Likes
Favorite Movie of All Time
 
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Oct 31, 2015

The internet is full of spoilers. But what if that isn't a bad thing? What if having something spoiled for you is actually good some of the time?

In this episode we'll look at the value of knowing the ending ahead of time.

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Oct 1, 2015

In Episode 17 we discuss the major turning points within a story. These are the moments when the whole world is thrown out of balance and the characters are forced to find a new equilibrium.

Movies mentioned in this episode include The Maze Runner, Fellowship of the Ring, Now You See Me, and Back to the Future.

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