#94. Something Blue (S4.09)

It’s all right. We have more scotch.

It’s all screwball comedies and magical grief as Lani and Noelle talk Something Blue (S4.09).

#46. The Sweet Funky (S5.3-4)

Zip it and let me do my sweet funky.

It’s all werewolves and basement hell as Lani and Kelly take a bite out of “Unleashed” and “Hellbound” (S5.3-4).

#93. Pangs (S4.08)

You made a bear! Undo it! Undo it!

It’s White Guilt on Parade as Lani and Noelle both love and hate one of the most appropriately uncomfortable episodes in the Buffy canon, Pangs (S4.08).

#45. Because Spike (S5.1-2)

You turned evil a lot faster than we thought you would.

Hello, Season Five! It’s time to dive into the game changer new world of Wolfram & Hart, and welcome Harmony and Spike to Team Angel in Conviction and Just Rewards (S5.1-2)

#45. Agent Carter (S2.8-10)


For the big Agent Carter wrap-up, Joshua and Lani take listener questions in their new segment Takes to Astonish and then lament the sad state of romance in the show. Well, except for Manfredi and Whitney. They’re a love for the ages.

#92. The Initiative (S4.07)

A vague disclaimer is nobody’s friend.

The Season 4 engine starts to rev up as The Initiative(S4.07) brings us Sweater Giles, Light Xander and Chipped Spike. And the best slap fight in the history of Buffy.

#44. Still Dead Lilah (S4.21-22)

Flames wouldn’t be eternal if they actually consumed anything.

Lilah returns from hell to reset the Angel game and get it back on track after a rough season, and Kelly and Lani are HERE FOR IT, and for Lilah, as they discuss Peace Out and Home (S4.21-22).

#91. Wild at Heart (S4.06)

Now might be the time for your trademark stoicism.

Lani and Noelle feel all the feels as Oz goes wild and breaks Willow’s heart in Wild at Heart (S4.06).

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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 Wing, Outlander 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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