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Storybeater Episode 103: Witches

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Release Date: 10/13/2021

Storybeater Episode 131: Oscars 2024 show art Storybeater Episode 131: Oscars 2024

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Anthony and Andrew break down the runners and riders in the 96th Academy Awards categories for Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay. Movies discussed include: American Fiction The Zone of Interest Barbie Oppenheimer Poor Things   The Holdovers May December Past Lives Anatomy of a Fall Maestro

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Storybeater Episode 130: The Assassin show art Storybeater Episode 130: The Assassin

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Beekeepers, bricklayers, painters, and John Wick. Anthony and Andrew dive into the world of the assassin in fiction. What's the appeal of the archetype, what does it represent, and how does it work?

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Storybeater Episode 129: Hayao Miyazaki show art Storybeater Episode 129: Hayao Miyazaki

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Anthony and Andrew discuss the themes, story structure, and worldbuilding of animator Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli movies, including My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, and Porco Rosso!

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Storybeater Episode 128: Roald Dahl show art Storybeater Episode 128: Roald Dahl

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 Anthony and Andrew revisit a key author from their childhoods as they dip into the dark worlds of Roald Dahl, to mark both the release of Wes Anderson's adaptations of Dahl's short stories and the upcoming Wonka movie.

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Storybeater Episode 127: Aliens! show art Storybeater Episode 127: Aliens!

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It's time for the annual Storybeater monster episode. This year we're looking at aliens in fiction, where horror and sci-fi intersect, and what fears and anxieties aliens can represent.

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Storybeater Episode 126: Star Trek show art Storybeater Episode 126: Star Trek

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Anthony and Andrew discuss the recent series of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and take a look back over the history of the Star Trek franchise, from The Original Series to Lower Decks!

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Storybeater Episode 125: Barbie show art Storybeater Episode 125: Barbie

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Anthony and Andrew unpack the blockbuster sensation Barbie. It's bright, its breezy, and it's shockingly smart!

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Storybeater Episode 124: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny show art Storybeater Episode 124: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

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Anthony and Andrew check out the latest and last Indiana Jones movie to ask whether there's still life in the adventure genre, what the tropes of an Indiana Jones movie might be, and where there may yet be untapped potential in this fictional world.

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Storybeater Episode 123: 60 Years of Doctor Who show art Storybeater Episode 123: 60 Years of Doctor Who

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 With the 60th anniversary of classic BBC sci-fi show Doctor Who fast approaching, Anthony and Andrew look back at their memories of the original series, the challenges of the modern day revamp, and their hopes for the future of the show.

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Storybeater Episode 122: Fast X show art Storybeater Episode 122: Fast X

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Anthony and Andrew have a spoiler-filled discussion about Fast X, covering the trouble with Brian, the villain's queer coding, the need for a Johnny Tran resurrection, and what it might say about the franchise that the outlaws have become the in-laws. 

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