136. Wrecked (S6.10)

No. That’s fair. I was a rat.

Hey, guess what? Magic is drugs now, and Lani and Noelle are all over why that metaphor doesn’t really work in Wrecked (S6.10).

135. Smashed (S6.09)

Come on. Rush me. It’ll be funny.

Lani and Noelle f*ck the house down in Smashed (S6.09).

71. Hiatus Announcement

We don't feel so good, Mr. Stark... Listen Up A-Holes is going on hiatus! So this episode, Lani and Joshua spend a little time explaining why LUA is going on hiatus, they look back on what made the experience thus far so worthwhile for each of them, and then look...

134. Tabula Rasa (S6.08)

Whatever, Umad.

Lani and Noelle try to answer the question, “How do we know who we are?” in the context of Tabula Rasa (S6.08).

27. Solo

Rob finishes his season 3 of deep dives into each Star Wars film with Solo, a movie that read very differently to him in 2020 than it did originally.

26. Rogue One

Rob continues his season 3 of deep dives into each Star Wars film by looking at Rogue One, the original proof of concept for standalone Star Wars stories.

133. Once More With Feeling (S6.07)

Where do we go from here?

Lani and Noelle talk song, dance and story movement in Once More With Feeling (S6.07).

70. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (S7.1-13)

We always bounce back.

For our final season of Agents of SHIELD, Joshua takes us on a spy-fi retrospective through the decades. Then he and Lani take a step back and just appreciate the magic that is Agents season 7.

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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