The hero in storytelling - Storytelling podcast #8

December 6th, 2018

Frodo Baggins, Superman, Luke Skywalker... Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, but what is the defining characteristic that binds them? In this episode, we get into that topic and also go on a bit of a tangent about Belgian comic book characters and how they are massively different from American ones. Listen to find out why Eline didn't like the ending to The Dark Knight and what Domien's favourite female fictional character is.

Mentioned in this episode:

  • Superman
  • Batman
  • The Hulk
  • Spider-man
  • Aquaman
  • Wolverine
  • Thor
  • The Lord of the Rings (like in every episode)
  • The Hobbit
  • Star Wars
  • Suske & Wiske
  • Jommeke
  • The Secret of N.I.M.H
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • The X-Files
  • The Will of the Woods
  • Witch Hunter
  • Avatar
  • Dances With Wolves
  • Hercules
  • Achilles




Prophecy & Destiny - Storytelling podcast #7

November 29th, 2018

Since the ancient days, it has been foretold that we would do this episode. We talk about the role of prophecy and destiny in storytelling, which turns out to be huge. We also spoil the ending of almost every movie ever made. Get cozy with a nice cup of tea and an apocalyptic vision of impending doom and enjoy the Audio Epics Storytelling Podcast with Domien and Eline!

Movies/shows/books/games mentioned in this episode:

  • The Matrix
  • Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
  • Harry Potter
  • Smallville
  • Merlin
  • Dune
  • Maleficent
  • The Smurfs
  • The Terminator
  • Doctor Who
  • About Time
  • Final Destination
  • The Time Machine
  • Minority Report
  • King Kong
  • Superman
  • The Planet of the Apes
  • The Passion of the Christ
  • Titanic
  • The Hunger Games

Humor in storytelling - Storytelling podcast #6

November 22nd, 2018

Last week we delved into a topic related to horror, so this week we decided to go in the completely opposite direction and explore comedy. Somehow, we still couldn't avoid talking quite a bit about horror, too. Eline admits that her favorite moment in comedy is a puking scene and Domien is shocked by all the vulgarity these days.

Movies/shows/books/games mentioned in this episode:

  • Music & Lyrics
  • The Wedding Singer
  • Team America: World Police
  • Scary Movie
  • Epic Movie
  • Monkey Island
  • Space Quest
  • Divinity: Original Sin
  • Goat Simulator
  • Mr. Bean
  • Blackadder
  • In De Gloria
  • Life Is Beautiful
  • Monty Python
  • The Room
  • Wrong Turn
  • The Hills Have Eyes
  • Hostel
  • The Strangers
  • The Human Centipede
  • Aliens
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • Red Dragon
  • The Silence of the Lambs

People mentioned:

  • Hugh Grant
  • Adam Sandler
  • Drew Barrymore
  • Louis de Funès
  • Rowan Atkinson
  • Wim Helsen
  • Bill Bailey
  • James Cameron

VAMPIRES - Storytelling podcast #5

November 15th, 2018

What is the terror that stalks the night in search of living blood? The answer is mosquitoes, but vampires can be pretty annoying too. In this episode, we talk about the various ways vampires have been used in books, movies and games, how the significance of this mythical creature changes over time, how storytellers have tried to find ways to keep the vampire archetype fresh, and why Dracula is still the number one vampire of them all!

Mentioned in this episode:

  • Dracula
  • Interview with the Vampire
  • Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
  • Angel
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • Twilight
  • Dracula Untold
  • World of Darkness
  • Vampire: The Masquerade
  • The Silmarillion
  • Nosferatu
  • Underworld

Bizarre story elements in kids’ TV shows - Storytelling podcast #4

November 8th, 2018

We're the parents of a toddler and so we get to watch a lot of TV shows aimed at very young children and we noticed just how strange they are most of the time. In this episode, we try to unravel the hows and whys of talking trees, muddy puddles and medieval jesters who travel around the world in hot air balloons.

Mentioned in this episode:

  • Peppa Pig
  • Woezel & Pip
  • Bing
  • Dinotrux
  • Transformers
  • Jokie & Jet
  • Efteling
  • Samson
  • The Smurfs
  • Bassie & Adriaan

Storytelling in tabletop roleplaying games - Storytelling podcast #3

November 1st, 2018

We've played a lot of different roleplaying games and tried out various systems and settings, so of course we had to do an episode about them. We talk about the unique storytelling opportunities that this hobby presents, how it is a shared storytelling experience and how roleplaying games can help people improve their social skills. 

Storytelling in tabletop roleplaying games

Mentioned in this episode:

  • Dungeons & Dragons (duh)
  • Raymond E. Feist
  • Dragonlance
  • Weis & Hickman
  • Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay
  • Dragon Age
  • RPGLit
  • RPG video games
  • 13th Age
  • World of Darkness
  • Vampire: The Masquerade
  • The One Ring
  • Descent
  • Star Wars Roleplaying Game



Why a storytelling podcast? Storytelling podcast #0

October 26th, 2018

A new episode! What, already? Yes, already! We talk a bit about the whole idea behind the Storytelling podcast, why we're doing this and what we have planned for the future.


Storytelling in video games - Storytelling podcast #2

October 25th, 2018

We like video games, so we decided to have a chat about them. This medium differs quite a bit from others, so we had a lot to say about the unique qualities of this interactive form of storytelling. 

Games series mentioned:

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Fallout 4
The Witcher 3
Dark Souls
Dragon Age II
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Mass Effect
The Last of Us
Drakensang: The River of Time
Dragon's Dogma
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
Divinity: Original Sin
Monkey Island
Space Quest
Alan Wake
Match 3 Quest


How long is an epic? Storytelling podcast #1

October 18th, 2018

This is the first of our storytelling conversations. The idea is to have one every week from now on.

We both like epic stories, but just how long and complicated does a story need to be to get that epic feel we love so much? 

Mentioned or discussed in this episode:

- The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien)

- The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)

- The Chronicles of Narnia (C.S. Lewis)

- Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling)

- The Wheel of Time (Robert Jordan)

- Ancestry (Dayn Russell Leonardson)

- The Stormlight Archive (Brandon Sanderson)

- Reckoners (Brandon Sanderson)

- The X-Files

- Smallville


Summer status update

July 5th, 2018

Greetings, listener. In this episode, I talk about the current state of Audio Epics, I have some good news and some less-good news, and I make some announcements. Please enjoy!


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