Listen Up A-Holes #33. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (S2.20-22)

We’re the guys who kill Gordon. (Accidentally.)

In this episode, Joshua and Lani discuss psychic vampires and how the pulp fantasy of the 1930s influenced superhero comics even into the modern day. They also wrap up the second season of Agents: Jiaying is evil, Cal is sympathetic, Skye is competent, and May is going on vacation. It’s a madhouse!

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“Funny if we both got it wrong, eh? Funny if I did the good thing and you did the bad one, eh?”

In the first full episode of Welcome to the End Times, Lani and Kelly discuss the first three sections of Good Omens – “In the Beginning,” “Dramatis Personae,” and “Eleven Years Ago.”

Still Pretty #73. The Wish. (S3.09)

Bored now.

Careful what you wish for; if it’s Lani and Noelle gushing over another Bizarro-World Buffy, then it’s your lucky day as Noelle gets wistful for wild Willow and Lani lusts after scruffy sweater Giles in “The Wish.” (S3.09)

Still Pretty #72. Lovers Walk. (S3.08)

We may be love’s bitch, but at least we’re man enough to admit it.

Lovers Walk and podcasters cast as Lani and Noelle take the return of Spike as an opportunity to talk about what love is… and isn’t… as they take on Lovers Walk (S3.08).

Listen Up A-Holes #33. Avengers: Age of Ultron

There are no strings on us.

Joshua and Lani have a come to Whedon conversation about Age of Ultron. Spoiler: they didn’t like it much, so if you loved it, they still love you, but you might want to give this episode a miss. But if you do tune in, get ready for some comic book revelations about Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch’s true father, Ultron’s true creator, and just how Oedipal a robot can get.

Introducing Welcome to the End Times!

In our new podcast that does not fall so much as saunter vaguely downwards, southern fried scholar Dr. Kelly Jones and story expert Lani Diane Rich will be covering “Good Omens” the book, followed by “Good Omens” the Amazon Prime TV show in approximately 12 or so weekly episodes of “Welcome to the End Times.”

Still Pretty #71. Revelations. (S3.07)

“You’re not the Watcher of us.”

Lani and Noelle discuss secrets, lies and naughty Watchers as they review Revelations (S3.07)

Still Dead #37. Big Rock With Horns (S4.7-8)

We believe a day of reckoning has arrived.

On today’s Still Dead, we face harbingers of doom and rumble with horror and the Big Bad Beast Rock with Horns in Apocalypse, Nowish and Habeas Corpses (S4.7-8). Stay tuned for a spoiler discussion at the end of the show!

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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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