Big Strong Yes #30. B for Badass

In the Year of Yes finale episode of Big Strong Yes, story expert Lani Diane Rich and researcher Dr. Kelly Jones talk about their experiences reading and responding to Shonda Rhimes’s Year of Yes.

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Listen Up A-Holes #7. Black Panther Hot-Take (2018)

We’re vegetarians. In this episode of Listen Up A-Holes, narrative nerd Lani Diane Rich and super hero scholar Joshua Unruh are joined by the luminous Sistah K of Sistah Speak Productions who hangs with us to talk about the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s newest movie, Black Panther.

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Big Strong Yes #29. Stupid and Self-Helpy

In this episode of Big Strong Yes, story expert Lani Diane Rich and researcher Dr. Kelly Jones get cranky about learning to love themselves, or whatever, as they close out the last chapters of Shonda Rhimes’s Year of Yes.

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Still Pretty #27. Get It Done (S7.15)

In this episode of Still Pretty, story expert Lani Diane Rich applauds Buffy dismantling the patriarchy in Get it Done (S7.15)

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How Story Works #30. The Value of Criticism

In this episode of the How Story Works YouTube series and podcast, story expert Lani Diane Rich prepares to dive into advanced criticism with a talk about the value of criticism, both for writers and non-writers.

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Listen Up A-Holes #6. The Avengers

We were playing Galaga. We thought you wouldn’t notice. In this episode of Listen Up A-Holes, narrative nerd Lani Diane Rich and super hero scholar Joshua Unruh complete their survey of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 1 with an exhaustive look at the wonderfully overpacked suitcase that is 2012’s The Avengers.

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Listen Up A-Holes #5. Captain America: The First Avenger

We’ve knocked out Hitler over 230 times. In this episode of Listen Up A-Holes, narrative nerd Lani Diane Rich and super hero scholar Joshua Unruh dive deep into the great things accomplished by, and the important things left unaddressed in, 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger.

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Listen Up A-Holes #4. Thor

We are not dying for six college credits. In this episode of Listen Up A-Holes, narrative nerd Lani Diane Rich and super hero scholar Joshua Unruh talk great villains, bad romance, and what might have been in 2011’s Thor.

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Listen Up A-Holes #3. Iron Man 2

We told you we didn’t want to join your super-secret boy band. In this episode of Listen Up A-Holes, narrative nerd Lani Diane Rich and super hero scholar Joshua Unruh revisit Tony Stark with both anticipation and trepidation as they take on 2010’s Iron Man 2.

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Listen Up A-Holes #2. The Incredible Hulk

We know a few techniques that can help you manage that anger very effectively. In this episode of Listen Up A-Holes, narrative nerd Lani Diane Rich and super hero scholar Joshua Unruh talk about the wonderful and sadly unsung beauty of 2008’s The Incredible Hulk.

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