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Follow Josh, Doug, Maxx, and Liam - four friends on the road to becoming professional writers, as they embark on the perilous and often hilarious adventures of reading each others’ work for jollies and cynical critique (posted so you can read along too). All of the media they consume is subject to dissemination (both the good and the bad) and every episode they workshop a movie idea and record a full trailer for it. Come. Join us by the fire.
||ExplicitEpisode 24 :: The Season-Ender||Bad Storytellers is a podcast about writing and things that are written. Join four friends on the road to becoming professional writers as they unleash new stories on-air, criticize each others’ work, discuss pop culture influences, and conceive on-th||8/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 23 :: The Great Gig in the Sky||In this episode, the gang discusses the funniest films ever made, other podcasts, and what to burn when we die. Josh brings in one of his banked short film drafts, Maxx writes an introduction for an efficient criminal, and Liam writes about a girl and .||7/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 22 :: The Windy World||In honor of the launch of our new sister podcast, RPG From Scratch, instead of a trailer, we roll the genre dice and create a new roleplaying setting for you all to use at your leisure. Additionally, Liam and Maxx have very unique submissions, we give .||7/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 21 :: Ace in the Hole||The gang gets together this week to discuss Baseball's history in Star Trek, Doug's celebrity as The Kill Bill Kid, Hearts of Iron, and Soviet Hockey. Liam has some brainstorming to do, Max shows us what the aristocratic life is like in his s...||6/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 20: The Sequel Episode||Bad Storytellers is a podcast about writing and things that are written. Join four friends on the road to becoming professional writers as they unleash new stories on-air, criticize each others’ work, discuss pop culture influences, and conceive on-th||6/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 19: The Arbiter||In this episode, Doug is out, so Josh, Liam and Max have a brainstorming session about each of their individual projects. Additionally, we talk about Captain America: Civil War, Neil Gaiman (again), and the oppressive fiction of Cormac Mccarthy. Roundi.||5/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18: The Battle For Floyd||We have our first guest, our good friend Malachi! He was brave enough to bring in his short film script for critique and participated in all other aspects of this podcast. In this episode, we discuss our Hogwarts houses, non-rhyming poetry, and the leg.||4/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17: Twilight Of The Techno Wizards||In this episode, the gang is minus one as Doug has to sit out, but we still cover a large range of topics including the Rogue One trailer, Mary Sues, and how many times is too many to say a character's name. Max brought in a character study, Liam ...||4/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16: Cannon Saga||After two weeks apart, the gang gets back together to discuss our ignorance of Tumblr's mechanics, Batman v Superman, and what kinds of things make a story Dieselpunk. Josh turns in a preview of Chapter 4, Liam does some worldbuilding, and Max giv...||3/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15: Gaslight Fantasy||In this episode, we discuss some great documentaries, The Lost World, and the contents of a hippopotamus stomach. Liam tries a new writing exercise, Doug has more of his opening scene, and Josh workshops some exposition with the gang. Max even gives us.||3/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14: Our Kind Of Town||In this episode, Max takes the day off, we talk about the new Ghostbusters trailer, plot holes that bother us and those that don't, and we get into the nitty gritty exposition in both Doug and Josh's stories. At the end, we put together a mo...||3/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13: Off The Wall||In this episode, the gang talks about how copyright works for writers, how to come up with names, fairy tale monsters, and Shaquille O'Neal. Liam tries a repetitive prose experiment, Max lets us in on his new dystopian future, and the gang helps J...||3/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12: The Reboot Episode||In this episode, we are minus one, because Doug is in the process of moving. We changed up the format to discuss reboots, sequels, and what we would do if given leave to make our own Star Trek series. Also, we are now accepting writing submissions for .||2/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11: Mask Of The Tengu||In this episode, the gang tries to tackle the concept of exposition. Much is discussed about Deadpool, Naruto, and Die Hard. Even more is talked about Max's project, Doug's outline, and Josh's third chapter and his own troubles with expo...||2/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: The Pearl of Titan||In this episode, the gang talks ren-faires, distractions, and how to deal with them. Liam turns in his first outline, Doug completes his final outline, and Josh turns in the complete Chapter two! Come hang out and have a few laughs with us. References .||2/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 09: Mother Superior||In this episode, the gang is one lighter, as Max was home with Aldeberaanian Flu. We talk about cynicism, snobbery, and Rocky IV. Josh turned in the beginning of Chapter 2, and Liam turned in a very sexy piece. The episode wraps up with what may be our.||2/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 08: The Right Side Of History||In this episode, the gang puts a hold on turning in their own work to instead fine-tune some of the roadblocks in their stories by workshopping them as a group. You get to peer behind the curtain of how these ideas come about. Also, we talk a lot about.||1/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 07: Chrome on the Range||In this episode the gang talks about British w(h)igs, Doctor Who, the coolness of John Goodman, the death of the Noble Furtrapper archetype, and what it would take for a young boy to leave his dying mother. Also, after a discussion about writing ritual.||1/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 06: Bog The Unspeakable||In this episode, the gang talks about their upcoming projects, Star Wars, and what they think could be an interesting new flick.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices||1/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 05: A Dark Lightyear||Recording problems abound in this, our second attempt at recording a fifth episode! In this one, we talk about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Max's problem with Snow Crash, and our own terrible work. Come join us for a few laughs.Learn more about y...||12/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 04: Jiangashi A-Go-Go||In our fourth episode, we discuss Christmas, Good Endings, horror, and Asian literary genres. We also make total asses of ourselves in the end trailer again. Stay a while and listen.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices||12/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 03: The Planet Without Christmas||In our third episode, we discuss Villainy, Batman, overseas racial expectations, and Christmas in space. We had some audio trouble this episode, despite upgrading our microphone solution, so we'd like to apologize for any intermittent clicking. We...||12/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 02: Second-Hand Memories||In this episode, the gang talks about used books, conceptualizing a story, outlining, and worldbuilding. Enjoy as we wrap-up by creating a sweet little tale about an unlikely hero who just wants to know the truth. Show notes and links can be found at w.||12/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 01: The Friar of Callowick||In the inaugural episode of Bad Storytellers, the gang introduces themselves and critiques each others' works, discuss films and literature, and compose a trailer for one of the best movies you'll never see. Hang out with us for a bit.Learn m...||11/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Great discussions and Realistic Insights
I was turned onto this podcast after episode 263 of Nerdy Show (Hail Hydra) mentioned that Doug and Josh were involved in making it, and have been listening to catch up every day this week. I've enjoyed everything about this, and it reminds me of not only my friends talking with me about my writing, but my writer's group here at home. The topical insights to structure and other things is incredibly helpful, and seeing the slow maturation of stories helps give me the inspiration and motivation I need to keep going on my own projects.
And if you don't like writing podcasts, just listen to the Bad Movie Trailers for every episode, because those are alone worth a 5 star review, every time it's new, and every time it is so hilarious I am laughing out loud at the crazy ideas you come up with. I'm really looking forward to seeing hte finished script to The Planet Without Christmas and hope to continue to see all the story ideas from these gentleman come out in the future. So listen along, you're missing out if you don't.
I just started listening and I've found myself writing. Its really cool to see so many different processes together like this. Its a fun listen.
Love the show!
I hate writing, but I still love the show because of the funny and insightful hosts. Keep the great shows coming!