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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Cinematic Icons: The Godfather 50 Years Later Storytelling Breakdown

“I believe in America.”After Cinematic Icons: A Meeting of the Five Families and Boardwalk Blinders & The Roaring Twenties, our gangster episodes have become a trilogy. That said, this conversation stands alone, much as The Godfather does 50 years after its release. The Storytelling Breakdown team reflects on our first viewings of the film, the numerous production hurdles that could have made for a very different movie, and how this classic is viewed today.Fringe is the subject of this episode’s Spotlight. Our guest is Georgia Stachofsky and she is introduced around the 01:00:15 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 ★
  1. Cinematic Icons: The Godfather 50 Years Later
  2. Legacy Sequels: No Way Home… Or Is There?
  3. The James Gunn Love Bomb Spectacular
  4. The Four Hosts Together In Harmony
  5. Boardwalk Blinders & The Roaring Twenties
  6. Cinematic Icons: A Meeting of the Five Families
  7. Cinematic Icons: Halloween Eras

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