The Story Geeks
Aftercast: Star Wars Stories We Want After The Rise of Skywalker

Aftercast: Star Wars Stories We Want After The Rise of Skywalker

November 27, 2019

On today's Aftercast... Daryl and Jay discuss stories they'd like to see Lucasfilm develop in the Star Wars universe.

 

 

Want to join us LIVE on an Aftercast and vote on upcoming show topics? Become a member of The Story Geeks ClubJoin the club and learn about our tiers and benefits here: https://www.patreon.com/thestorygeeks

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PURCHASE TIMESLINGERS! Jay and Nathan's time travel novel is available now! TIMESLINGERS currently has 4.5/5 stars on Amazon.com!

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SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE STAR WARS PODCASTS IN THIS SERIES:

(Note: Specific release dates subject to change...)

  • Week 1: The Last Jedi - Dig Deeper
  • Week 1: Aftercast: Make It Better - The Sequel Trilogy
  • Week 2: The Mandalorian - Episodes 1 & 2 (to listen to ALL our The Mandalorian episodes, subscribe to The Story Geeks Talk Disney Plus)
  • Week 3: The Jedi Religion - Dig Deeper
  • Week 3: Aftercast: The Jedi & The Sith - Dig Deeper
  • Week 4: Nerdfight: Pitch a New Star Wars Trilogy
  • Week 4: Aftercast: Stories we want to see after The Rise of Skywalker
  • Week 5: Character Focus: Anakin Skywalker
  • Week 5: Aftercast: Top 10 Star Wars Characters
  • Week 6: The Women of Star Wars
  • Week 6: Nerdfight Aftercast: Most Powerful Star Wars Character
  • Week 7: Star Wars: Episode IX Reaction
  • Week 7: Aftercast: Character Focus: Emperor Palpatine
  • Week 8: Redemption in Star Wars
  • Week 8: Aftercast: Legends/Extended Universe - Dig Deeper

 

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We Pitch 3 New Star Wars Trilogies - Nerdfight!

We Pitch 3 New Star Wars Trilogies - Nerdfight!

November 26, 2019

Rian Johnson has one. The GoT team had one. Kevin Feige is up to something...

But today, The Story Geeks pitch their ideas for the next Star Wars trilogy! And, since this is a Nerdfight... there will be a WINNER! Competing today:

Who do YOU think won the Nerdfight? Let us know!

 

Want to join us LIVE on an Aftercast and vote on upcoming show topics? Become a member of The Story Geeks ClubJoin the club and learn about our tiers and benefits here: https://www.patreon.com/thestorygeeks

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PURCHASE TIMESLINGERS! Jay and Nathan's time travel novel is available now! TIMESLINGERS currently has 4.5/5 stars on Amazon.com!

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SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE STAR WARS PODCASTS IN THIS SERIES:

(Note: Specific release dates subject to change...)

  • Week 1: The Last Jedi - Dig Deeper
  • Week 1: Aftercast: Make It Better - The Sequel Trilogy
  • Week 2: The Mandalorian - Episodes 1 & 2 (to listen to ALL our The Mandalorian episodes, subscribe to The Story Geeks Talk Disney Plus)
  • Week 3: The Jedi Religion - Dig Deeper
  • Week 3: Aftercast: The Jedi & The Sith - Dig Deeper
  • Week 4: Nerdfight: Pitch a New Star Wars Trilogy
  • Week 4: Aftercast: Stories we want to see after The Rise of Skywalker
  • Week 5: Character Focus: Anakin Skywalker
  • Week 5: Aftercast: Top 10 Star Wars Characters
  • Week 6: The Women of Star Wars
  • Week 6: Nerdfight Aftercast: Most Powerful Star Wars Character
  • Week 7: Star Wars: Episode IX Reaction
  • Week 7: Aftercast: Character Focus: Emperor Palpatine
  • Week 8: Redemption in Star Wars
  • Week 8: Aftercast: Legends/Extended Universe - Dig Deeper

 

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Twitter | Instagram | Email: thestorygeeks@gmail.com | Jay: @JaySherer | Daryl: @darylhsmith | Sandra: @sand_rad | Justin: @justintheweaver | Nick: @ndukie

The Mandalorian Podcast - Episodes 1 & 2 from The Story Geeks Talk Disney Plus

The Mandalorian Podcast - Episodes 1 & 2 from The Story Geeks Talk Disney Plus

November 19, 2019

On today's podcast... Daryl, Jay, and Ashley are joined by Victoria Fox (for Ep. 1) and Michael Gordon (for Ep. 2) to dig deeper into the new Disney Plus Star Wars series... THE MANDALORIAN! 

Want to listen to ALL our episodes about THE MANDALORIAN? Subscribe to our new podcast channel, The Story Geeks Talk Disney Plus!

Want to join us LIVE on an Aftercast and vote on upcoming show topics? Become a member of The Story Geeks ClubJoin the club and learn about our tiers and benefits here: https://www.patreon.com/thestorygeeks

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PURCHASE TIMESLINGERS! Jay and Nathan's time travel novel is available now! TIMESLINGERS currently has 4.5/5 stars on Amazon.com!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE STAR WARS PODCASTS IN THIS SERIES:

(Note: Specific release dates subject to change...)

  • Week 1: The Last Jedi - Dig Deeper
  • Week 1: Aftercast: Make It Better - The Sequel Trilogy
  • Week 2: The Mandalorian - Episodes 1 & 2 (to listen to ALL our The Mandalorian episodes, subscribe to The Story Geeks Talk Disney Plus)
  • Week 3: The Jedi Religion - Dig Deeper
  • Week 3: Aftercast: The Jedi & The Sith - Dig Deeper
  • Week 4: Nerdfight: Pitch a New Star Wars Trilogy
  • Week 4: Aftercast: Stories we want to see after The Rise of Skywalker
  • Week 5: Character Focus: Anakin Skywalker
  • Week 5: Aftercast: Top 10 Star Wars Characters
  • Week 6: The Women of Star Wars
  • Week 6: Nerdfight Aftercast: Most Powerful Star Wars Character
  • Week 7: Star Wars: Episode IX Reaction
  • Week 7: Aftercast: Character Focus: Emperor Palpatine
  • Week 8: Redemption in Star Wars
  • Week 8: Aftercast: Legends/Extended Universe - Dig Deeper

 

LINKS:

 

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SOCIAL

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Twitter | Instagram | Email: thestorygeeks@gmail.com | Jay: @JaySherer | Daryl: @darylhsmith | Sandra: @sand_rad | Justin: @justintheweaver

Concepts that sell, like Miles Morales as Spider-Man - Why It Works

Concepts that sell, like Miles Morales as Spider-Man - Why It Works

November 14, 2019

WRITING FOR EMOTIONAL IMPACT by Karl Iglesias - Chapter 3, Part 1

Concepts that Sell - Like Miles Morales as Spider-Man - But Why?

On today's episode:

We dig deeper into Karl Iglesias's book, WRITING FOR EMOTIONAL IMPACTUsing Karl's thoughts as a jumping off point, we discuss the techniques writers use to elicit emotions, and the importance of emotion in storytelling.

This week, it's all about how to "punch up" concepts to make them: (1) more uniquely familiar, and (2) promise more conflict!

 

Want to join The Story Geeks Club? Check out all the benefits and rewards available to The Story Geeks Club members! The Story Geeks Club members make this show possible!

 

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PURCHASE TIMESLINGERS! Jay and Nathan's time travel novel is available now! TIMESLINGERS currently has 4.5/5 stars on Amazon.com!

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Aftercast: Canto BITES? How to make The Last Jedi better.

Aftercast: Canto BITES? How to make The Last Jedi better.

November 13, 2019

On today's Aftercast... Daryl and Jay love the Disney Star Wars Sequel Trilogy thus far (THE FORCE AWAKENS and THE LAST JEDI), but if we HAD to find a way to make it better... what would we do? Here are some of the topics from today's Aftercast:

  • Is "bathos" overused inTHE LAST JEDI?
  • Was THE FORCE AWAKENS too derivative or was it paying homage?
  • Why don't we like Canto Bight? And how could we make that better?

Special thanks to Jim and Merrie from The Story Geeks Club for joining us on today's Aftercast as we recorded it LIVE!

Want to join us LIVE on an Aftercast and vote on upcoming show topics? Become a member of The Story Geeks Club! Join the club and learn about our tiers and benefits here: https://www.patreon.com/thestorygeeks

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PURCHASE TIMESLINGERS! Jay and Nathan's time travel novel is available now! TIMESLINGERS currently has 4.5/5 stars on Amazon.com!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE STAR WARS PODCASTS IN THIS SERIES:

(Note: Specific release dates subject to change...)

  • Week 1: The Last Jedi - Dig Deeper
  • Week 1: Aftercast: Make It Better - The Sequel Trilogy
  • Week 2: The Mandalorian - Episodes 1 & 2 (to listen to ALL our The Mandalorian episodes, subscribe to The Story Geeks Talk Disney Plus)
  • Week 3: The Jedi Religion - Dig Deeper
  • Week 3: Aftercast: The Jedi & The Sith - Dig Deeper
  • Week 4: Nerdfight: Pitch a New Star Wars Trilogy
  • Week 4: Aftercast: Stories we want to see after The Rise of Skywalker
  • Week 5: Character Focus: Anakin Skywalker
  • Week 5: Aftercast: Top 10 Star Wars Characters
  • Week 6: The Women of Star Wars
  • Week 6: Nerdfight Aftercast: Most Powerful Star Wars Character
  • Week 7: Star Wars: Episode IX Reaction
  • Week 7: Aftercast: Character Focus: Emperor Palpatine
  • Week 8: Redemption in Star Wars
  • Week 8: Aftercast: Legends/Extended Universe - Dig Deeper

 

LINKS:

 

SUBSCRIBE

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SOCIAL

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Twitter | Instagram | Email: thestorygeeks@gmail.com | Jay: @JaySherer | Daryl: @darylhsmith | Sandra: @sand_rad | Justin: @justintheweaver

Revisiting the Hidden Themes in The Last Jedi - with David from Tatooine Sons

Revisiting the Hidden Themes in The Last Jedi - with David from Tatooine Sons

November 12, 2019

THE RISE OF SKYWALKER IS COMING... but what do we need to dig deeper into from THE LAST JEDI to prepare for #TROS? We've got you covered.

Daryl and Jay are joined by David Jesse from the Tatooine Sons podcast to dig deeper into THE LAST JEDI):

  • What surprises from THE LAST JEDI did we like/dislike?
  • Where we land on the concept of balance in Star Wars...
  • What causes Luke to abandon his friends... and what reverses that decision for him?

The best way to kick off all our Star Wars content is to dig deeper into the latest movie... THE LAST JEDI!

 

Want to join us LIVE on an Aftercast and vote on upcoming show topics? Become a member of The Story Geeks ClubJoin the club and learn about our tiers and benefits here: https://www.patreon.com/thestorygeeks

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

PURCHASE TIMESLINGERS! Jay and Nathan's time travel novel is available now! TIMESLINGERS currently has 4.5/5 stars on Amazon.com!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE STAR WARS PODCASTS IN THIS SERIES:

(Note: Specific release dates subject to change...)

  • Week 1: The Last Jedi - Dig Deeper
  • Week 1: Aftercast: Make It Better - The Sequel Trilogy
  • Week 2: The Mandalorian - Episodes 1 & 2 (to listen to ALL our The Mandalorian episodes, subscribe to The Story Geeks Talk Disney Plus)
  • Week 3: The Jedi Religion - Dig Deeper
  • Week 3: Aftercast: The Jedi & The Sith - Dig Deeper
  • Week 4: Nerdfight: Pitch a New Star Wars Trilogy
  • Week 4: Aftercast: Stories we want to see after The Rise of Skywalker
  • Week 5: Character Focus: Anakin Skywalker
  • Week 5: Aftercast: Top 10 Star Wars Characters
  • Week 6: The Women of Star Wars
  • Week 6: Nerdfight Aftercast: Most Powerful Star Wars Character
  • Week 7: Star Wars: Episode IX Reaction
  • Week 7: Aftercast: Character Focus: Emperor Palpatine
  • Week 8: Redemption in Star Wars
  • Week 8: Aftercast: Legends/Extended Universe - Dig Deeper

 

LINKS:

 

SUBSCRIBE

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SOCIAL

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Twitter | Instagram | Email: thestorygeeks@gmail.com | Jay: @JaySherer | Daryl: @darylhsmith | Sandra: @sand_rad | Justin: @justintheweaver | Nick: @ndukie

How to Write Story Concepts–Like Jurassic Park!–That Sell

How to Write Story Concepts–Like Jurassic Park!–That Sell

November 7, 2019

WRITING FOR EMOTIONAL IMPACT by Karl Iglesias - Chapter 3, Part 1

How to Write Story Concepts--Like Jurassic Park!--That Sell...

On today's episode:

We dig deeper into Karl Iglesias's book, WRITING FOR EMOTIONAL IMPACTUsing Karl's thoughts as a jumping off point, we discuss the techniques writers use to elicit emotions, and the importance of emotion in storytelling.

This week, it's all about emotionally-driven, compelling "concepts" that audiences crave.

 

Want to join The Story Geeks Club? Check out all the benefits and rewards available to The Story Geeks Club members! The Story Geeks Club members make this show possible!

 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

PURCHASE TIMESLINGERS! Jay and Nathan's time travel novel is available now! TIMESLINGERS currently has 4.5/5 stars on Amazon.com!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE STORYTELLING-FOCUSED PODCASTS IN THIS SERIES:

  • Week 1: 3 Types of Emotions Storytellers Make Us Feel and How to Use Them in YOUR Writing
  • Week 2: How to Write Story Concepts--Like Jurassic Park!--That Sell
  • Week 3: How to Write Compelling Story Concepts - Part 2
  • Week 4: How Storytellers Tap into Universal Themes and Why YOU Care
  • Week 5: Why We Love Rey, Frodo, and Batman - Creating Beloved Characters
  • ...and stay tuned for more updates on future episodes in this series!

 

LINKS:

 

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Twitter | Instagram | Email: thestorygeeks@gmail.com | Jay: @JaySherer | Daryl: @darylhsmith | Sandra: @sand_rad | Justin: @justintheweaver