#52. Doctor Strange

We once stood in your place. We, too, were disrespectful.

For DOCTOR STRANGE, Joshua and Lani are joined by their other favorite doctor, Kelly Jones! They discuss origins, Stark biting Strange’s style, the joys of magical pedagogy, and Kelly flips out over libraries.

#102. Where the Wild Things Are (S4.18)

“She who smelt it dealt it.”

Lani tries to solve the case of the missing antagonist while Noelle gets her literary criticism on making the Sendak connection to Where the Wild Things Are (S4.18).

How Story Works – Conversations!

On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, the How Story Works podcast will begin a 4-season foray into teaching all the concepts of Lani Diane Rich's narrative theory course in more depth, with more examples, in a conversation with conceptual developer Dr. Kelly Jones, an expert...

#55. Why They Fight

Let’s go to work.

On the final episode of Still Dead, we follow Angel and team through the last battles of Power Play and Not Fade Away (S5.21-22). 

#101. Superstar (S4.17)

Buffy was… right?

If loving Jonathan is wrong, then Lani and Noelle don’t want to be right as they stare deeply into the sultry eyes of Superstar (4.17) and see nothing but Jonathan. :::sigh:::

#54. Never Lie to Your Wesley

What is it this time? Upervamps? Demon gods? Devil robots?

We follow Illyria through time and dimensions and then follow Angel and Spike through much ridiculousness in Italy in Time Bomb and The Girl in Question (S5. 19-20).

#51. Captain America: Civil War

We want to punch you in your perfect teeth.

For Civil War, Joshua and Lani figure out whether you should read the source material, hash out a philosophy of superpowers, and discuss mind control and culpability.

#100. This Year’s Girl/Who Are You? (S4.15-16)

We don’t have time for bondage fun.

It’s getting all Faithy Friday in Sunnydale as Lani and Noelle swap identities for This Year’s Girl/Who Are You? (S4.15-16)

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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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