116. Triangle (S5.11)

I have finesse! I have finesse coming out of my bottom!

It’s time for a game of Xander-in-the-middle as Lani and Noelle examine the sitcommy trollness that is Triangle (S5.11).

8. Josh Siegal

Shut up, Glen!

Today on How Story Works Conversations, we interview the incredibly talented Josh Siegel about his work as a writer and actor on The Good Place.

60. Avengers: Endgame

Until this exact moment, we thought you were Build-A-Bear

At last! The ending of one of the greatest cinematic achievements of all time! Lani and Joshua talk about the end to the Thanos Saga as well as the mixed bag of endings some of our original Avengers received. Joshua also goes back to the DC Universe of the mid 1990s to try and explain the time travel in this movie. (Spoiler: it isn’t really time travel.)

115. Into the Woods (S5.10)

All views are represented as Lani and Noelle disagree heartily on Into the Woods (S5.10).

7. Luke Arnold

Today on How Story Works Conversations, we talk with Luke Arnold about his first novel, The Last Smile in Sunder City, his work on Black Sails, and his creative insight as both writer and actor.

114. Listening to Fear (S5.09)

See those stars along there? That’s the bottom of the pineapple.
Lani and Noelle discuss sci-fi in the Buffyverse, Joyce as a child, and the awesome of Dawn in Listening to Fear (S5.09).

6. Fix-It: Hitch

Today on How Story Works Conversations, we use narrative theory to fix a flawed story – the 2005 romantic comedy “Hitch.”

59. Captain Marvel

We go higher, further, faster, baby!

LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE as Joshua and Lani have a bit of a disagreement over CAPTAIN MARVEL. Lani hates it, Joshua loves it, but who will win? YOU DECIDE!

Love what you love

At Chipperish Media, story expert and New York Times bestselling novelist Lani Diane Rich podcasts about stories and storytelling, loving up on and learning from the best stories out there, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Angel, The West WingOutlander and Star Wars!

And for the serious narrative nerds out there, Lani’s groundbreaking How Story Works podcast goes deep into narrative theory which applies to all stories, independent of form. So whether you’re wondering why that commercial made you cry, or trying to figure out how to structure a sprawling epic novel, this is the only how-to storytelling podcast you need.

“Thank you so much!”

I discovered your podcast when you guest hosted on Buffering the Vampire Slayer, just a few weeks ago, and you have already changed my life with How Story Works!

All my life I’ve felt the need to write, but it wasn’t until recently that I sat down with an idea for a novel. In the past two years, I have started, and lost the way with two book ideas. I didn’t know what I was missing, how to bring my feelings and ideas together in a coherent way, until I discovered you and HSW.

I have only made it to Episode 12: Seven Anchor Scenes, but feel I FINALLY have the tools to build a map for my book!

I am so excited to dig deeper into HSW and in turn my book!

So, thank you. Discovering you is the turning point in my dream of writing a book.


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