The Story Geeks with Jay Sherer
”It’s Too Woke!” - Why Writers SHOULD NOT Write with an Agenda

”It’s Too Woke!” - Why Writers SHOULD NOT Write with an Agenda

July 20, 2022

Agendas in Fiction Writing: Why It COSTS Writers | How to Craft (and Test) a Message | Clarifying the Premise

On today's show: why writers and storytellers SHOULD NOT write with an agenda, but SHOULD try to say something important and impactful. I'll break down the difference between the two approaches, the mindset writers need, and a process for getting there.

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Do Box Office Numbers Matter Anymore? Why They May Matter MORE THAN EVER!

Do Box Office Numbers Matter Anymore? Why They May Matter MORE THAN EVER!

July 14, 2022

Box Office Numbers in a Streaming World: Box Office Numbers Explained | Streaming Business Model Explained | Comedy vs. Drama and Respect

Special thanks to Josh Taylor from Modern Mouse and Theme Park Casual for submitting this week's topics! How should we think about box office numbers? How has that changed because of streaming services? Plus... why do dramas get so much respect while many comedies don't? I'll break that down, too!

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Death, Redemption, and Writing - Stranger Things | Star Wars | Tokyo Vice

Death, Redemption, and Writing - Stranger Things | Star Wars | Tokyo Vice

July 6, 2022

Character Deaths and Impact: Darth Vader | Kylo Ren | [SPOILER] in Stranger Things | [SPOILER] in Obi-Wan Kenobi | Cultural Perspectives in Tokyo Vice

Jay Sherer (The Story Geeks) breaks down character deaths. Why are some character deaths received well while others are hated by fans? We'll break down different character deaths, the perspectives on those deaths, and why some fans are starting to say things like: "I don't want characters to die."

Also, special thanks to Brionna for the excellent, intelligently-written letter to me that brought up this week's topic!

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Is Vecna a PERFECT Analogy for The Devil? | Stranger Things, Season 4

Is Vecna a PERFECT Analogy for The Devil? | Stranger Things, Season 4

June 29, 2022

Stranger Things, Season 4: Vecna = The Devil? | Stranger Things Continuity | Devil's Hollow

Jay Sherer (The Story Geeks) is joined by Chris Easterly (writer of Devil's Hollow) to discuss Season 4 of Stranger Things! We break down Vecna as a villain, talk about his similarities to The Devil, and then dig deeper into Chris's new film, Devil's Hollow and what it takes for a writer/director to produce their own film in 2022.

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Why LOGAN Works Where KENOBI Doesn’t… | How Stories Work

Why LOGAN Works Where KENOBI Doesn’t… | How Stories Work

June 27, 2022

Logan vs. Kenobi: Audience Emotion | Star Wars Canon vs. Legends | Storytelling Differences

Jay Sherer (The Story Geeks) breaks down the difference between Logan (the Wolverine film) and the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. Both series have been well-rated (though Kenobi seems to be far more controversial). As a storyteller, Jay likes to ask a critical question: "What are the storytellers doing? What works? What doesn't work?" Here's how the stories behind Logan and Obi-Wan Kenobi work...

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Who’s the Audience for Obi-Wan Kenobi? | Obi-Wan Kenobi FINALE SPOILER Discussion!

Who’s the Audience for Obi-Wan Kenobi? | Obi-Wan Kenobi FINALE SPOILER Discussion!

June 23, 2022

Obi-Wan Kenobi: Who was this show for? | "Weaponized Nostalgia"? | The BEST & WORST of Kenobi

Jay Sherer (The Story Geeks) is joined by Michael Young (from NERDSoul) and Bryant Dillon (from Fanbase Press) to have a spoiler-filled discussion about the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, including the finale!

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Star Wars TV ”Critics” | State of the Fandom | Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ep. 5 SPOILER REVIEW!

Star Wars TV ”Critics” | State of the Fandom | Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ep. 5 SPOILER REVIEW!

June 15, 2022

Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ep. 5 - My Review | State of the Fandom | Star Wars TV "Critics"

Jay Sherer (The Story Geeks) is joined by Josh Taylor (Modern Mouse) to discuss the state of the Star Wars fandom and who's truly qualified to be considered a TV or Film "Critic." We break it down.

Plus, I review Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ep. 5!

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Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ep. 4: Leia, Obi-Wan, and Canon | Does Canon Matter?

Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ep. 4: Leia, Obi-Wan, and Canon | Does Canon Matter?

June 9, 2022

Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ep. 4: Leia's Response to Obi-Wan's Death | Fortress Inquisitorius | Does Canon Matter?

Jay Sherer (The Story Geeks) is joined by Bryant Dillon (Fanbase Press) to discuss episode 4 of Obi-Wan Kenobi! This episode brings up some interesting problems with Star Wars canon... or does it? And even if it does, should we care? Jay and Bryant share their thoughts.

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How to Make Darth Vader SCARIER (Writing Perspective) | Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ep. 3 Breakdown!

How to Make Darth Vader SCARIER (Writing Perspective) | Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ep. 3 Breakdown!

June 3, 2022

Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ep. 3: Obi-Wan's Fear | Jedi Philosophy | Writing Darth Vader to Be FRIGHTENING!

Jay Sherer (The Story Geeks) digs deeper into episode 3 of Obi-Wan Kenobi! Since we got some Vader scenes... what makes Darth Vader frightening to the audience? And how could we write Darth Vader in such a way to make him scarier? I break down my thoughts and share the moment where I think Vader is at his SCARIEST!

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Reva vs Kylo Ren - Are they the SAME character? | Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ep. 2

Reva vs Kylo Ren - Are they the SAME character? | Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ep. 2

June 2, 2022

Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ep. 2: Star Wars, Racism, and Toxicity | Best & Worst Moments | Reva Compared to Kylo Ren...

Jay Sherer (The Story Geeks) is joined by OG and Dre (OrangeGrove55) to have an open discussion about the fandom. Who's being toxic and why? Plus, they dig deeper into Obi-Wan Kenobi Ep. 2 and compare Reva to Kylo Ren!

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