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Storytelling Breakdown is a podcast deep dive into how our favorite films, shows, books, games, and more reach us in all sorts of ways. From the science of voice acting to the most famous Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in history. From the power and mischief of wizards and pixies, to making your audience feel like part of the crew as your adventurers travel at light speed. From the terrifying resonance of an eighty year old clown, to the entire life of Caesar, from the cutting edge animation of an entire Spider-Verse, to a card game from the late nineties that’s so Star Wars it hurts, and from the indelible mark of a one of comics’ most creative writers, to a museum dedicated to superheroes of all ages, Storytelling Breakdown is place where we can explore everything we love about the stories that make us who we are.

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Boardwalk Blinders & The Roaring Twenties Storytelling Breakdown

“Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.” When Ben, Caleb, and Stephen joined the Deus Vult podcast for a crossover episode in November, this quote came up. It’s from Nucky Thompson, the main character in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. While recent dramas set in the roaring twenties, such as Boardwalk Empire and Peaky Blinders, have taken liberties with historical events, they tell really good stories and feature fascinating characters. Caleb and Ben welcome their friend Carolynn Stouder into the studio to talk about both of these shows, performances that stand out, comparisons that can be made, and what issues their stories address. We’ve got flappers, bookies, bootleggers, band leaders, rebels, clay kickers, and corrupt officials navigating the chaos for this look at Boardwalk, Blinders & The Roaring Twenties. The 2009 film The Secret of Kells is the subject of this episode’s Spotlight. Our guest is Jeremy Stroup and he is introduced around the 01:15:49 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. Our theme music is by Kurt Roembke. Our logo is by Daniel Church. Stephen Stachofsky joins us as a producer, writer, and editor. Our social media coordinator is Ella Abbott. Our podcast is hosted by John Dawkins and Wayneshout Productions. Starting in 2022, the Storytelling Breakdown team will be expanding. We’ll be adding co-hosts with Stephen Stachofsky and Larissa Whitaker stepping into the roles. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
  1. Boardwalk Blinders & The Roaring Twenties
  2. Cinematic Icons: A Meeting of the Five Families
  3. Cinematic Icons: Halloween Eras
  4. How Do You Make That Sound?
  5. Cinematic Icons: Hitchcock & Spielberg, Vertigo & The Last Crusade
  6. A Trip to the Aquarium, A Deep Dive into Modern American Mythology w/The Omniplex
  7. Bo Burnham Breakdown

Storytelling Breakdown Blog Entry 037

Who You Gonna Call? Balancing Expectations, Nostalgia, And Lessons Learned  In Ghostbusters: Afterlife – By Ben Clemmer. SPOILER ALERT for Ghostbusters: Afterlife I should preface this by saying I had not been inside a movie theater since before the pandemic. And as the release date for Ghostbusters: Afterlife was pushed back, I knew I wantedContinue reading “Storytelling Breakdown Blog Entry 037”

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