As part of the How Story Works podcast, I will from time to time reference existing movies, television shows, books and other sources of narrative as examples of concepts we’re discussing. Most of these examples will be movies that are fairly well-known, but sometimes I will reference some less universal examples. As such, I wanted to provide a list of the examples I use in each episode, so if you’re interested in engaging with the “texts” of the course, you can.

I will update this list as I go, with links to online sources for the material where available for each episode in which I reference that material. I will try to re-use examples as often as possible to keep the text list from getting too onerous. Many references, such as to Romeo and Juliet, will be fairly clear with a cursory pop culture knowledge, but if you’d like to engage with the narratives I’ll be referencing often to help you understand the concepts better, I thought I’d provide the list.

I will be listing the texts I’ll be referencing in upcoming episodes, so you can get ahead of the game a bit if you wish.

Let me know if you have any questions!


4. The Unbalanced Force (4.10.2017)

5. His Girl Conflict (4.17.2017)

6. Protagonist/Antagonist (4.24.2017)