Storytelling Breakdown is a podcast deep dive into the way our favorite films, shows, books, games, and more reach us in all sorts of ways. Ben Clemmer and Caleb Meyer, hosts and co-founders of the show, began this pop culture audio adventure recorded in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 2019. Storytelling Breakdown debuted in September of 2020 with a six episode first season featuring deep dives into the world of Batman, Spider-Man, Planet of the Apes, Star Wars, and the Hall of Heroes. Season two ran from February to December of 2021 with eleven episodes dedicated to everything from medical dramedies to running role-playing games. The third season of Storytelling Breakdown brought with it some changes to the team. Stephen Stachofsky and Larissa Whitaker joined as hosts, with each one already leading episodes on The Godfather and James Gunn. Now, with a new look and expanded team, Storytelling Breakdown is still a place where we can explore everything we love about the stories that make us who we are.

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Playing Out Internal Struggle, D&D Storytelling Through Stranger Things & The Legend of Vox Machina Storytelling Breakdown

We cover a lot of movies on Storytelling Breakdown. This entertainment is bite-sized compared to the time you can spend getting to know a character through a TV show. And both of these are dwarfed by the time you can spend getting to know a character in a D&D game. Dungeons & Dragons has permeated the pop culture landscape in recent years, becoming even more popular through shows like Stranger Things and The Legend of Vox Machina from Critical Role. When the villains are fantastical, the stakes can be apocalyptic, and the emotional struggles can be showcased in ways that allow for a deep dive into a character’s psyche, we wanted to spend this episode speaking about RPG storytelling and how we’ve seen it reflected in the journeys of Max Mayfield and Percival Fredrickstein von Musel Klossowski de Rolo III. SPOILERS AHEAD, as Ben, Caleb, and Larissa will be discussing episode four of season four of Stranger Things, with Dear Billy. The conversation will also include a discussion of the finale from season one of The Legend of Vox Machina. The Lord of the Rings: The Scenes of Power continues with The Shire and A Long-expected Party from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. The conversation starts around the 00:58:45 mark. Subscribe to Storytelling Breakdown wherever you get your podcasts. You can find out more about this show at storytellingbreakdown.com. There you can also find our blog community and support us through Patreon. You can contact us via email at info@storytelling-breakdown.com or using the Storytelling Breakdown Facebook or Instagram. Storytelling Breakdown is hosted by co-founders Ben Clemmer and Caleb Meyer. Since the beginning of 2022, Storytelling Breakdown has also been hosted by Stephen Stachofsky and Larissa Whitaker. Our theme music is by Kurt Roembke. Our logo is by Daniel Church. Our podcast is hosted by John Dawkins and Wayneshout Productions.  ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
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Storytelling Breakdown Blog Entry 045

The Growing Obligation Of Streaming Shows – By Ben Clemmer.  I have been thinking for a few months now about writing a blog post about a TV show I just finished, or one I was working my way through. It’s fun to have conversations about these shows with the rest of the team, often via…

Storytelling Breakdown Blog Entry 044

Don’t Get Lost, A Short Tribute To A Life. – By Stephen Stachofsky.  My grandmother was a force of nature. Mother of three, my mom being the middle child, married for 63 years, she is survived by her husband, three children, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. At just barely over five feet tall my grandmother…

Storytelling Breakdown Blog Entry 043

Three Episodes In A Month, The Campaign Diaries Begin, And Let’s Talk Magic Items – By Ben Clemmer.  All of our podcast content from the month of June was very combat focused. Our most recent episode with Casey Stombaugh focused on combat from many different pieces of media. Dungeons & Dragons is at its most…

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