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“You risked everything to be a better man. And you can be." Lani and Noelle talk about violence, self-loathing and the fruitful/fruitless pursuit of redemption in Never Leave Me (S7.09).
In this episode of Big Strong Yes, we're sleepy and snarky as we dive into Burnout, Chapter 7: What Makes You Stronger.
Noelle LaCroix guests with Kelly to talk about connection and rage.
"I used to tell the truth all the time when I was evil." Dr. Kelly Jones takes over Lani's chair to talk about Sleeper (S7.08) with Noelle.
“Everybody is alone. Everybody is. Until you die" Dr. Kelly Jones joins Noelle and Lani for a lively discussion of Conversations with Dead People (S7.07)
In this episode of Big Strong Yes, we tackle Burnout, Chapter 5: The Bikini Industrial Complex.
“Why is that tree so bent and gnarled? Because that’s what it took to survive in the place where she grew.” On this episode of Big Strong Yes, we tackle Burnout, Chapter 4: The Game is Rigged.
“Like Hannah Gadsby, I identify as tired.” - Noelle We just can't with Him (S7.06). We. Just. Can't.
In this episode of Big Strong Yes, we discuss Burnout, Chapter 3 and ponder the meaning of life.
“Vengeance is what I am.” It's identity stories all the way down in Selfless (S7.05)
In this episode of Big Strong Yes, we discuss Burnout, Chapter 2: #Persist, and rumble with the ragey monitor.
"See? You can make a difference" Noelle and Lani discuss what is and is not 'helping' as they talk about Help (S7.04)
On today’s episode of Big Strong Yes, Lani and Kelly discuss Burnout: Chapter 2 and win all the points for Stress Bingo.
I love a giftie. Buffy finally starts earning its horror stripes with one of the creepiest monsters of all time in Same Time, Same Place (S7.03)
What is grief, if not love persevering? Lani and Joshua come out of hiatus to talk about feminine grief, awesome aesthetics and how it wasn't actually Agatha all along.Di Chipperish Media/Pulp Diction Productions
From beneath you, it devours. Well... I mean, it does. But does it? Beneath You (S7.02)
On today's episode of Big Strong Yes, Lani and Kelly read and respond to the introduction of Burnout and celebrate the defining of terms.
"It's about power." Love it or hate it, you gotta hand it to Season 7; it busts through the swinging doors like a cowboy at a saloon about to throw down. Lessons (S7.01)
We’re back! Story expert Lani Diane Rich and researcher Dr. Kelly Jones return after three years to catch up and get started on BSY Season 2, reading Burnout by Emily Nagoski, Ph.D., and Amelia Nagoski, DMA.
Is this your master plan? You're going to stop me by telling me you love me? :::sniff::: Grave (S6.22)
You boys like magic, don't you? Abracadabra. It's time to talk about queer grief. Two to Go (S6.21)
Bored now. Willow goes dark and flays a man alive while leaving his pants on. Huh. Villains (S6.20)
Today on the How Story Works season 2 finale, the conversation is about the brilliant 2016 film Arrival.
Today on How Story Works, the conversation is about the 2018 film Can You Ever Forgive Me? – the true story of legendary literary forger Lee Israel.
Your shirt. Ugh. No. NO. Seeing Red. (S6.19) with special guest Anya from Hallowed Ground Media.
Can we just skip it? Can you just be kissing me now? Noelle and guest host Dr. Kelly Jones talk about the best parts of Entropy. (S6.18).
Today on How Story Works, the conversation is about the conflicts (and magic) in the 2020 Disney movie Godmothered.
What's more real? A sick girl in an institution or some kind of supergirl chosen to fight demons and save the world? It's ridiculous. Lani and Noelle debate what reality is really real in Normal Again (S6.17).
Today on How Story Works, the conversation is about the delightful, mysterious conflicts in Knives Out.
This bride waits for no one! Lani and Noelle feel the blush of imprudent spending as they ring out Hell's Bells (S6.16).
Today on How Story Works, the conversation is about Raiders of the Lost Ark: we burn the movie to the ground and then apply narrative theory to fix it.
Were you always this tall? Ugh. Riley's back. As You Were (S6.15).
Today on How Story Works, the conversation is about romantic conflict: why it’s special, why it’s so damn hard to write, and how to write it in your stories.
You made a wish to a vengeance demon! Lani and Noelle stay in one place and talk about bottle episodes in Older and Far Away (S6.14).
Today on How Story Works, the conversation is about goals: knowing what your characters want—and how they plan to get it!
There is nothing good or clean in you. Lani and Noelle struggle to talk about a well-written episode they hate watching with Dead Things (S6.13).
Today on How Story Works, the conversation is about internal and external conflict. We derail into Game of Thrones, The Matrix, and Fleabag in our discussion of layering conflict lasagna, but we don't feel conflicted about that.
It's a meat process. Noelle and Lani can't unsee what they've suddenly seen while watching Doublemeat Palace (S6.12).
In this episode of How Story Works, the conversation is about central narrative conflict, the goal-based conflict upon which the structure of a story is built.
Stop trying to see me. InvisiBuffy is a little hit and a lot of miss in Gone (S6.11) but the hair is adorable.
How Story Works Conversations season 2 is all about conflict. In this episode, we dive into the purpose of conflict and examine narrative conflict, mundane conflict, and false conflict.
No. That's fair. I was a rat. Hey, guess what? Magic is drugs now, and Lani and Noelle are all over why that metaphor doesn't really work in Wrecked (S6.10).
Come on. Rush me. It'll be funny. Lani and Noelle f*ck the house down in Smashed (S6.09).
We don't feel so good, Mr. Stark... Listen Up A-Holes is going on hiatus! So this episode, Lani and Joshua spend a little time explaining why LUA is going on hiatus, they look back on what made the experience thus far so worthwhile for each of them, and then look forward to how they'll be spending their time in the future.…
Whatever, Umad. Lani and Noelle try to answer the question, "How do we know who we are?" in the context of Tabula Rasa (S6.08).
Rob finishes his season 3 of deep dives into each Star Wars film with Solo, a movie that read very differently to him in 2020 than it did originally.
Rob continues his season 3 of deep dives into each Star Wars film by looking at Rogue One, the original proof of concept for standalone Star Wars stories.
Where do we go from here? Lani and Noelle talk song, dance and story movement in Once More With Feeling (S6.07).
We always bounce back. For our final season of Agents of SHIELD, Joshua takes us on a spy-fi retrospective through the decades. Then he and Lani take a step back and just appreciate the magic that is Agents season 7.
Did anyone come here to just make out? Special guest host Dr. Kelly Jones sits down with Noelle to talk about the badassery that is Dawn in All The Way (S6.06).