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Tell The Damn Story

236 EpisodesProduced by Alex Simmons & Chris RyanWebsite

Where we interview and talk about the challenges and successes of writing books, comics, film, and other creative arts and pop culture topics.


Tell The Damn Story 175: "The Creative Hill We Climb." Poetry, Wanda Vision, and Multi-Billion Dollar Movies

This episode we learn how Amanda Gorman made Chris cry and blubber and gosh with pride and praise and so much hope that Alex has it take control of the show for a while. After the river of tears ends we move on to discuss our new national poet laureate's impact on the inauguration, on our hearts, on our hopes, and in the textbooks of our children's future. 

Then Chris gushed again, this time about WandaVision episode 3 "now in color."  He and Alex discuss how it deepens the plot and rewards patience, and really shows how Marvel is playing with house money and fan loyalty.  We go over how they weave a story that fits in the Marvel canon that they could never have done early on. 

And one more topic is covered when we talk about about creating before the money is there, and after.  

Speaking of money Alex and Chris, after having fun with it themselves, pose interesting question about the recent billion dollar lotto prize.  And they challenge you to answer it as well.  

What question?  Give a listen and see.

Holy smokes! We forgot one more thing!  (Respects to "Uncle," from the Jackie Chan cartoon show.). Alex and Chris also celebrate the publishing release of TTDS co-founder Tim Fielder's INFINITUM, an impressive, masterwork graphic novel that takes us from ancient Africa to Afro-futuristic heights in a fascinating, engrossing tale.

What's your answer to that question?  Let us know and we'll mention it on our next show.

Have any comments or questions for this episode topics?

Then please leave them in our comments section.  Or write to us at:

#avengers #Desperado #RobertRoriguez #HollywoodShuffle #RobertTownsend  #AmandaGorman #inauguaration #WandaVision #MarvelStudios #MarvelComics #JohnSayles #ReturnOfTheSecaucus7 #ElMariachi #Disney #amwriting #writers #lowbudgetfilms #Milliondollarmovies #poetry #poetluareate #screenwriting #novelists #politicalthriller #Capitol #journalism #americandream #creatingcharacters #motivations #newsmedia 

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