Friday, January 13, 2017

Podcast Episode 3: Laika Notes (the super-size episode)

So here we have the long-awaited third episode of the Secrets of Story Podcast, hosted by myself and James Kennedy! WARNING: This episode is a special jumbo-sized departure from our normal format. In our first episode I attempted to fling away an idea about Laika the Space Dog, but then James caught it and decided to write it himself as a 70-page screenplay, so for this episode James made a tape in which he and his niece and nephew read the script out loud, then I listen to the tape and give notes, while James responds to in real time. The result is entertaining, but long, as the final product came in at a whopping 2 hours and 10 minutes, so this episode might just be for die-hard fans only. For the rest of you, come back for episode four, where we’ll return to our normal svelte, fighting weight! In the meantime, download this one here or

Monday, January 02, 2017

Last Change to Give Us Laika Notes!

I was playing coy before, lest I ruin the surprise, but now you’ve had lots of time to listen to the second podcast, so I’ll go ahead and discuss it here: James took the Laika idea I tossed out in the first podcast and wrote his own version, and we’ll discuss it on the third episode, which we record in a few days. We’ll read it aloud on the air as I critique it, but in the meantime, you have one last chance to download the script and toss your notes into the mix, as Harvey Jerkwater did in the comments here. Thanks for the notes, Harvey!