We take stories seriously.
Neil Gaiman's The Sandman
Story expert Lani Diane Rich and Alisa Kwitney, former DC/Vertigo editor and critically acclaimed author, will bring their experience and expertise to this fun podcast about dreams… and the dreamless.
in the gutter
From superhero scholar Joshua Unruh and story expert Lani Diane Rich comes “In the Gutter,” a podcast that is all comics, all bangers, all the time.
how story works
Join NYT bestselling author and story expert Lani Diane Rich and researcher Dr. Kelly Jones as they demystify stories and storytelling, allowing you to better write and appreciate the stories you love.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Story expert Lani Diane Rich joins up with film scholar Noelle LaCroix to dive deep into the world of the Slayer and her merry band of demon-fighting friends.
Angel the Series
Story expert Lani Diane Rich and southern fried scholar Dr. Kelly Jones host an Angel podcast designed specifically for people who struggle to enjoy this darker corner of the Buffyverse. Kelly and Lani summarize the skippers and savor the watchers, giving you a quick and fun journey through a great and terrible TV show.
marvel cinematic universe
listen up a-holes
Story expert Lani Diane Rich and super hero scholar Joshua Unruh apply their wit, expertise and enthusiasm to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
expanding self knowledge
big strong yes
Warning; this is not a podcast for the faint of heart. Story expert Lani Diane Rich and researcher Dr. Kelly Jones drop their professional armor and dive into the deeply personal and vulnerable as they run through Brené Brown’s Rising Strong; Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic; Shonda Rhimes’ Year of Yes; and Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski’s Burnout.
welcome to the end times
In a podcast that does not fall so much as saunter vaguely downwards, researcher Dr. Kelly Jones and story expert Lani Diane Rich cover Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens book and TV show.
the west wing
jed bartlet is my president
A podcast about The West Wing and denial. Story expert Lani Diane Rich joines a new guest every week two watch an episode of The West Wing and pretend that Jed Bartlet is president of the United States.This show ran in the early months of 2017, if you need a little context.
sex & whisky
Sex & Whisky is a YouTube series and podcast in which story expert Lani Diane Rich follows the Starz television show Outlander through its third season, talking about story elements, romance and, of course, how much Frank is too much Frank.
metaphors be with you
Join Star Wars fan and metaphor enthusiast Rob Heiret in a discussion of the hidden meanings lurking in the narrative and imagery of Star Wars.
Awegasm is a podcast for anyone who celebrates curiosity and wants to explore the idea of loving what you love in the context of an authentic, joy-filled life. Join Dr. Kelly Jones and Noelle LaCroix as they identify, discover, explore, analyze, and synthesize things that light us up.
lani diane rich
Endless | In The Gutter | How Story Works | Still Pretty | Still Dead | Listen Up A-Holes | Big Strong Yes | Jed Bartlet Is My President | Welcome to the End Times | Sex & Whisky
Lani Diane Rich is a New York Times bestselling author, a story expert, and an award-winning podcaster. She has published 12 novels with Hachette, St. Martin’s Press, and Penguin, and has taught storytelling, screenwriting and television production at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Her book, How Story Works: An elegant guide to the craft of storytelling is available now.
Alisa Kwitney was an editor at DC Comics/Vertigo and is the Eisner-nominated author of graphic novels, romantic women’s fiction and urban fantasy. Her latest novel, Rogue Untouched, was released in May 2021.
In The Gutter | Listen Up A-Holes
Joshua Unruh has loved tales of the fantastic his entire life. His imagination is a mishmash of superheroes, hardboiled tough guys, sword-wielding barbarians, tentacled horrors, and various world mythologies. Though he dabbled in fiction when working for an advertising agency, spoke with people as a salesman, and wrote reports as a private investigator, Joshua finally gave up and decided to write stories for a living.
dr. kelly jones
How Story Works | Still Dead | Big Strong Yes | Welcome to the End Times | Awegasm
Dr. Kelly Jones is a qualitative researcher, instructional designer, and recovering academic. She loves books, coffee, conceptual frameworks, and citations. After five years of practice, she’s learned not to have ice in her mason jar while recording a podcast.
Noelle LaCroix is a fan of live performances of all kinds, psychological horror films, long walks through museums, and multiple-choice tests. Her favorite podcasting hack is recording in the back of a Toyota Prius.
Rob Heiret is a lifelong Star Wars fan and metaphor enthusiast who also has a deep appreciation for talking about stuff. He puts words together in pleasing orders for his day job and moves small plastic spaceships around on tables as a hobby. He is approximately 47% qualified to be here. Find him on Twitter at @rheiret, or in the Chipperish Discord at rheiret, or in the world by calling “Hey, Rob!”
Jack Kramme is an Australian podcast/video editor and pop culture enthusiast. When he’s not 7 hours deep into a TV show marathon or helping out with Chipperish, he’s co-hosting Podcast of the Nerds and cutting content for the Passion of the Nerd channel on YouTube.
Zoey can’t stand it when Lani is talking to anyone that is not her. She sits outside the office and meows pitifully until she is let in. On occasion, her plaintive woe is audible in the background of the podcasts while she is ignored as though her pain means nothing.Don't fall for it. She's fine.