Step One: Choosing to Acknowledge the Problem
Welcome new co-hosts Kim Whalen & Mike Tobias!
Please welcome new co-hosts Kim Whalen and Mike Tobias to the show! In this first episode of the new format of Story Matters, join Curt, Mike and Kim as they take a look at the world through the lens of story. You may know Mike Tobias work as the creator and writer of Buffering the Series! He is also a brilliant playwright and poet and brings a wealth of knowledge and insight on storytelling to the podcast. And you may know Kim Whalen from one of her MANY roles on TV or in film! You've heard her on the podcast before playing all kinds of characters/voices but we're so excited to have her join as a creative partner! She brings a keen sense of insight and understanding of character to the show. This change also represents the beginning of a whole new phase of Story Matters, moving towards even more cinematic stories being brought to life though a variety of mediums and platforms. In this episode, we talk about what we've been working on creatively and what obstacles we're facing in our own storytelling journey including the play Mike is writing, the stage musical Kim is directing and the feature film Curt is about to begin editing. We also take a look at the world around us and the stories we observe in our first "There's a Story Here" segment featuring an abandoned coffee shop, an open house and an Uber full of complete strangers! And then for our main course of the episode, the first edition of our "Story Matters Film Retrospective" where we take a deep dive into a trio of films that have all come to mean far more to us now years after their release on both a personal and cultural/societal level. First up is Kim's pick: the Pixar classic WALL-E! We take a deep dive into the futuristic world of Wall-E and examine what it means now for us in 2018. We are so excited for this new roundtable format of the show and can't wait for you to hear what we've been working on! You can email your thoughts and feedback on this week's conversation and more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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