Story Matters With Curt Mega

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Synopsis

Welcome to Story Matters, a weekly podcast about stories and the artists who tell them, hosted by Curt Mega. Original stories, audio plays, and topics covering all aspects of storytelling including film, television, Broadway, theatre, acting, performing, creating, writing, comedy, improv, fandom, nerd culture, digital content, music, design, production, poetry, visual arts, experimental arts and everything in-between with special guests and original content. Join me on this new, creative journey as we go backstage of the creative process and find out what drives storytellers to create the stories they tell.

Episodes

  • Continuing to Cope

    Continuing to Cope

    09/04/2020 Duration: 39min

    This week on the podcast, we discuss strategies to cope during this crazy and uncertain time. From baking, to watching dystopian films, to setting small, realistic and achievable goals, we have all been finding different ways to stay mentally sharp and emotionally stable. How do you battle the impulse to be constantly productive when you are stuck at home? Is there a healthy balance of goal setting without pushing yourself to an unrealistic and unhealthy level of expectation?  Find all episodes of the show at www.storymatterspodcast.com Follow the show on Instagram Follow the show on Twitter Email your feedback for the podcast by emailing storymatterspodcast@gmail.com

  • Advice Corner: Overcoming Creative Roadblocks!

    Advice Corner: Overcoming Creative Roadblocks!

    31/03/2020 Duration: 43min

    In this Advice Corner episode, we tackle the obstacle of CREATIVE ROADBLOCKS! How do you navigate around them before they become insurmountable? Then, a bonus radio-play sketch from my January Writer's Room... MURDER PLANE!  Find all episodes of the show at www.storymatterspodcast.com Follow the show on Instagram Follow the show on Twitter Email your feedback for the podcast by emailing storymatterspodcast@gmail.com

  • Coping in the Midst of Chaos

    Coping in the Midst of Chaos

    20/03/2020 Duration: 37min

    It's a strange, scary and chaotic time right now. This week, in the wake of the coronavirus that has engulfed every aspect of society and culture as we know it, we discuss strategies for coping as artists and storytellers to maximize creativity, stay motivated, and find the silver lining in the midst of chaos. You can find all episodes of the podcast at www.storymatterspodcast.com

  • Advice Corner: How to stay creatively focused when life gets crazy!

    Advice Corner: How to stay creatively focused when life gets crazy!

    14/02/2020 Duration: 45min

    In this month's ADVICE CORNER, we tackle the question: "How are you able to keep yourself focused on current projects and see them all the way through?". How do we overcome creative roadblocks while maintaining healthy life habits at the same time?! Join us as we share our insight into this question and more! Find all episodes of the show at www.storymatterspodcast.com Follow the show on Instagram Follow the show on Twitter Email your feedback for the podcast by emailing storymatterspodcast@gmail.com

  • The 2020 Academy Awards Spectacular with Joey Richter!

    The 2020 Academy Awards Spectacular with Joey Richter!

    03/02/2020 Duration: 02h24min

    Joey Richter (from Tin Can Brothers, Team Starkid, Jesse on Disney Channel and more) joins us for the 4th year in a row for our 2020 ACADEMY AWARDS OSCAR SPECTACULAR! We dive into each of the nominated films along with the main categories. So put on your best tux or gown, hop in a limo and join us on the RED CARPET for this year's STORY MATTERS OSCARS PODCAST! Find all episodes of the show at www.storymatterspodcast.com Follow the show on Instagram Follow the show on Twitter Email your feedback for the podcast by emailing storymatterspodcast@gmail.com

  • The Future of Theatre with Vijay Nazareth from Pixel Playhouse!

    The Future of Theatre with Vijay Nazareth from Pixel Playhouse!

    26/01/2020 Duration: 01h06min

    Vijay Nazareth, creator of Pixel Playhouse and AVbyte , joins us on this week's episode to talk about the FUTURE OF THEATRE! How does theatre adapt for the digital age in a way that's both accessible and relevant? Vijay's mission is to bring theatre TO THE INTERNET, to make it more accessible and break down the barrier between creator and audience. LINK: Check out Pixel Playhouse on Twitch! Find all episodes of the show at www.storymatterspodcast.com Follow the show on Instagram Follow the show on Twitter Email your feedback for the podcast by emailing storymatterspodcast@gmail.com

  • The Future of Filmmaking

    The Future of Filmmaking

    13/01/2020 Duration: 01h02min

    Where will the next decade of filmmaking take us? How will technology and A.I. affect the creative process and what will its impact be on storytellers and creators? In this episode, we take a look ahead at the next decade of filmmaking and storytelling and try to imagine what the future of storytelling will look like and how we can be prepared for it.  Article link: Warner Bros. Signs Deal for AI-Driven Film Management System Article link: How Will the Movies (As We Know Them) Survive the Next 10 Years? Find all episodes of the show at www.storymatterspodcast.com Follow the show on Instagram Follow the show on Twitter Email your feedback for the podcast by emailing storymatterspodcast@gmail.com  

  • Advice Corner: Dealing with CRITICISM  The Wedding from Hell!

    Advice Corner: Dealing with CRITICISM & The Wedding from Hell!

    08/01/2020 Duration: 39min

    In this month's ADVICE CORNER episode, we tackle the question;  How do you deal with feedback and criticism, both positive and negative, in a way that is useful to your own creative process? Then in part two of the episode, a special GROUP COLLAB radio-play titled The Wedding from Hell! 

  • The Decade in Retrospect - Pt. 2

    The Decade in Retrospect - Pt. 2

    30/12/2019 Duration: 49min

    We discuss the media, stories and events that defined the decade, both for us on a personal level and on a cultural and global level. From The Social Network, to Game of Thrones, to Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly, to the the impact of Netflix changing the streaming game with House of Cards, to the rise of the Disney Empire, to the Me Too Movement, the past decade has had a profound impact on the stories we tell and how we tell them.  Find all episodes of the show at www.storymatterspodcast.com Follow the show on Instagram Follow the show on Twitter Email your feedback for the podcast by emailing storymatterspodcast@gmail.com      

  • Bonus Episode - The Rise of Skywalker!

    Bonus Episode - The Rise of Skywalker!

    23/12/2019 Duration: 34min

    Curt and Kim react to the most recent Star Wars film, The Rise of Skywalker, and share their thoughts and perspective on whether or not the film is a worthy end to the Skywalker Saga. They also discuss the cultural discourse around the film and what it means for the future of Star Wars. NON-SPOILER section is 0:00-13:47! SPOILERS SECTION begins at 13:48! Find all episodes of the show at www.storymatterspodcast.com Follow the show on Instagram Follow the show on Twitter Email your feedback for the podcast by emailing storymatterspodcast@gmail.com  

  • The Decade in Retrospect - Pt. 1

    The Decade in Retrospect - Pt. 1

    16/12/2019 Duration: 54min

    We talk candidly about what lessons we've learned along the way as artists and storytellers over the past ten years in Los Angeles. For all three of us, the beginning of this decade marked a huge transition, leaving behind our lives in Texas for the glitz, the glamor and the rude awakening that is Hollywood. We've experienced a lot of ups and downs along the way and in this episode, we share our perspectives as we look back at this last chapter of our creative lives.  Link: Mike Tobias's poetry collection Find all episodes of the show at www.storymatterspodcast.com Follow the show on Instagram Follow the show on Twitter Email your feedback for the podcast by emailing storymatterspodcast@gmail.com  

  • Revisionist Storytelling: The Bigger Idea

    Revisionist Storytelling: The Bigger Idea

    27/08/2019 Duration: 50min

    In this episode, we explore the definition of poetry, duality in storytelling and examine four different approaches to revisionism in creating historical fiction. Find all episodes of the show at www.storymatterspodcast.com Follow the show on Instagram Follow the show on Twitter Email your feedback for the podcast by emailing storymatterspodcast@gmail.com

  • Revisionist Storytelling: What is the moral responsibility of getting it right?

    Revisionist Storytelling: What is the moral responsibility of "getting it right"?

    18/08/2019 Duration: 59min

    Curt, Mike and Kim dive into the world of revisionist storytelling, starting with Quentin Tarantino's newest film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. What is the moral responsibility of the storyteller to get the facts right when dealing with an actual historical event in their story? Can they play fast and loose with history? What sort of impact can this have on not only the audience but also the memory of the historical figures in question? Join them for this new, in-depth exploration of this fascinating aspect of the creative process of storytelling.    Find all episodes of the show at www.storymatterspodcast.com Follow the show on Instagram Follow the show on Twitter Email your feedback for the podcast by emailing storymatterspodcast@gmail.com

  •  Ty Simpkins from Avengers: Endgame, Iron Man 3, Jurassic World and more!

    Ty Simpkins from Avengers: Endgame, Iron Man 3, Jurassic World and more!

    07/05/2019 Duration: 01h09min

    Ty Simpkins (Avengers: Endgame, Iron Man 3, Jurassic World, Insidious, The Nice Guys and more) joins us to talk about his experience as a young actor working in a slew of major franchises and creating characters that are part of a global phenomenon. We also talk spoiler culture, water-cooler conversations, and what it's like to know the end of a story years before the world gets a chance to see it. You can listen to all episodes of Story Matters at www.storymatterspodcast.com! 

  • How do you make a characters death really count? (non-spoiler reaction to Avengers: Endgame and Game of Thrones: The Long Night followed by spoiler conversation!)

    How do you make a character's death really count? (non-spoiler reaction to Avengers: Endgame and Game of Thrones: The Long Night followed by spoiler conversation!)

    01/05/2019 Duration: 01h06min

    How do you make a character death really count? In the wake of Avengers: Endgame and Game of Thrones: The Long Night, we break down the question of how to go about sticking the landing of a character's final chapter and fate with a NON-spoiler conversation reacting to Marvel's epic conclusion to their 22 film Infinity Saga and the much anticipated Fire vs. Ice battle for Winterfell! Then, at the 31:15 minute mark, we move into an IN-DEPTH SPOILER-FILLED discussion about both the film and the episode. Enjoy!   You can email us at storymatterspodcast@gmail.com and you can listen to all episodes of the podcast at www.storymatterspodcast.com! 

  • Are spoilers ruining stories or actually making them better?

    Are spoilers ruining stories or actually making them better?

    22/04/2019 Duration: 01h11min

    In the wake of spoiler leaks surrounding Avengers: End Game, Game of Thrones and even Star Wars, does science actually prove that spoilers are a good thing in helping the audience better appreciate the story?! In this episode of the podcast, Curt, Mike and Kim dive into the world of spoilers to examine their impact on the viewing experience and the weight of responsibility storytellers have in creating suspense while also sticking the landing of a dramatic and shocking ending. How do YOU feel about spoilers? Do you seek them out? Do you avoid them at all costs? We'd love to hear from you! You can email your thoughts and answers to storymatterspodcast@gmail.com and you can find all episodes of the podcast at www.storymatterspodcast.com     

  • Does water cooler conversation end with Game of Thrones?

    Does water cooler conversation end with Game of Thrones?

    15/04/2019 Duration: 57min

    As the final season of Game of Thrones begins to roll, we ask the question; Does the show mark the end of the water cooler conversation as we know it? Has the binge-watching model changed the way we engage with stories? We'd love to hear from you! Email us your thoughts at storymatterspodcast@gmail.com.  You can find all episodes of the podcast at www.storymatterspodcast.com!

  • Should creators change the way they tell stories based on the Internet? (GUEST: Corey Lubowich from Tin Can Brothers  Starkid)

    Should creators change the way they tell stories based on the Internet? (GUEST: Corey Lubowich from Tin Can Brothers & Starkid)

    04/04/2019 Duration: 01h05min

    Corey Lubowich (Tin Can Brothers, Starkid) joins us to talk about how internet criticism affects the creative process and shares some personal insights on how fandom and audience interaction has impacted the way he creates and collaborates with other artists and storytellers.  You can find all episodes of the podcast at www.storymatterspodcast.com and you can email us your questions, comments and feedback to storymatterspodcast@gmail.com!

  • Are expectations ruining the way we watch movies? / Jordan Peeles Us spoiler discussion!

    Are expectations ruining the way we watch movies? / Jordan Peele's "Us" spoiler discussion!

    27/03/2019 Duration: 01h40min

    Are expectations ruining the way we watch movies? In this episode of the podcast, we explore what sort of films were impacted by negative reviews but have come to be fan favorites in hindsight, despite an initially poor critical reception. Then we take a deep dive into Jordan Peel's newest nightmare with a spoiler-filled roundtable discussion about the meaning, symbolism and interpretations of Us! You can find all episodes of the podcast at www.storymatterspodcast.com and you can email us your questions, comments and feedback to storymatterspodcast@gmail.com!

  • J.K. Rowling backlash / Is the Internet spoiling the way we talk about... everything?!

    J.K. Rowling backlash / Is the Internet spoiling the way we talk about... everything?!

    20/03/2019 Duration: 57min

    We wade into the controversial waters of the recent J.K. Rowling backlash and examine what sort of authority creators have over their own work once it’s released out into the world. Should they be allowed to explain their intentions with a character or story when those elements are seemingly missing from the text? Does the demand for a creator to stay relevant put them in a position of baiting an audience without really paying it off in the material they create? What sort of authority or weight should we give to creators commenting on their own work? We then continue the conversation about how sites like Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Cinema Score impact the moviegoing experience and ask whether or not the need to rate movies in a black and white sort of way actually... ruins them? How does expectation affect our perception of the quality of the stories we listen to? You can find all episodes at www.storymatterspodcast.com!      

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