The Narrative Imperative
By The Narrative Imperative - Jared and Laura Jacobs
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Real life siblings Jared and Laura ruin your favorite books, movies, and TV shows by asking the important question: Is it actually good?
||Explicit16 - Hamilton...LIVE||In this episode, Laura and Jared cover the rousing, revolutionary musical, Hamilton! We'll discuss the soundtrack vs the live show, introduce some new segments, and talk about some of our favorite songs from musicals. Do not throw away your shot to list||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit15 - High School Musical vs Grease||In our highly anticipated return, we explore the plot, characters, morals, relationships, and music of Grease and High School Musical. Which of these two titans of teen musicals will reign supreme?||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit14 - Halloweentown||Have you ever realized the Disney Channel Original Movie, Halloweentown, is basically a remake of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope? You will after listening to this podcast, because we're incapable of going more than 30 minutes without talking about Sta||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit13 - Star Wars Episode VI - Return of the Jedi||Hot takes alert! In our episode about Return of the Jedi, Laura and Jared get controversial; Yoda is a bad mentor, Ghost Hayden Christiansen is one of the best edits George Lucas made to the original trilogy, the new Ewok song is far better than the Yub||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit12 - Hedwig and the Angry Inch||In this week's episode, Laura and Jared switch things up by reviewing a Broadway musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch. This glam rock musical is ripe with themes of self-identity, power, and the search for completion, as well as a pretty kick ass soundtra||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit11 - Robin Hood Prince of Thieves Trivia||In our most meaningful episode yet we take time to share some quotes from stories that have made an impact on the way we see the world, we share four (4!!) pieces of fan mail, and Laura beats Jared at trivia again. Sorry for spoiling that but at this po||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit10 - Robin Hood Prince of Thieves||In our most contentious episode yet, Jared advises Kevin Costner to do some squats, Laura fixes all the movie's problems, but mostly we rave about Alan Rickman. Join us as we debate whether this blockbuster hit is so bad that it's good or so bad that i||3/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit9 - Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Trivia||This episode brings you the Harvest Moon video game series, musicals, a new contender for 'most dedicated listener' and yet another trivia showdown! We also HIGHLY recommend you watch Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Do it now!||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit8 - Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Part 2||In the thrilling conclusion to our Empire Strikes Back analysis, Jared and Laura discuss character vs plot, Cloud City's interior design, and compare Darth Vader to the abusive Father/Coach from Air Bud. Laura corrects decades of people misquoting the s||1/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit7 - Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Part 1||In this episode, which covers the first two acts of Empire Strikes Back, Jared and Laura pick up where they left off with A New Hope: gushing about Princess Leia. We rave about the snappy first act, discuss the convoluted and slow, but still entertainin||1/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit6 - A Muppet Christmas Carol Trivia||Your lovely hosts pour one out for Carrie Fisher, discuss holiday movie traditions, and give you a few story recommendations to get 2017 off to a good start. Jared gets a chance to flex his Muppet knowledge muscles: will redemption be his or shall Laura||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit5 - A Muppet Christmas Carol||Laura and Jared are joined by special guest, Rick, who wows us with his in depth knowledge of this delightful Dickens adaptation. Jared clearly demonstrates he's never read the original novella, Laura shakes her head in disgust, our lack of knowledge ab||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit4 - 10 Things I Hate About You Trivia Show||Tune in to see if Laura can extend her streak of being much smarter than Jared by another episode! A short mailbag session is followed by the announcement of next episodes movie and the identity of our first guest star!||12/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit3 - 10 Things I Hate About You||Jared and Laura analyze the popular teen comedy/Shakespeare adaptation, 10 Things I Hate About You. We bask in the amazing one-liners, discuss about the relevant social issues, rate the romances, and uncover the multiple connections to Batman in this mo||12/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit2 - Trivia for Episode Star Wars IV||Your lovely co-hosts reflect on what they learned from recording their first podcast together, offer their final thoughts on Star Wars, read some fan correspondence, and determine once and for all who is the most knowledgeable Star Wars fan!||11/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit1 - Star Wars Episode IV||We discuss our love of Princess Leia, Han shooting first, and C3POs surprising competence and generally geek out about Star Wars: Episode IV! Laura tells us about the Hero's Journey and Jared drops a F bomb while discussing how good the music is...sorry||11/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Definitely the best podcast very underrated. You should go on YouTube type in Squadkickstv and watch the snowboarding video. Mr.Jacobs is a legend in the teaching community and Laura your jokes are pretty great but your brother is pretty dry recently so u might want to give him some more to tell us-griff
Lots of Fun!
I've really enjoyed listening to this podcast. The hosts are both insightful and bring commentary that is both thoughtful and amusing to familiar media.
I'm always looking for more podcasts to listen to, super excited about this new one! Great so far! 😊