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Join us and transmedia producer Houston Howard as we explore the ever-expanding world of NFTs!  This is the second time we’ve had Houston on the podcast talking about transmedia and story worlds from an educational standpoint.  As it becomes more and more apparent that NFTs are becoming a new and exciting way to expand story worlds of all sizes, we felt we had to get an expert on to talk about it, and talk we did!Watch on YouTube: the metaverse to the undeniable value of digital assets and nonfungible tokens, we explored strategies of starting or integrating NFTs into your own story world coupled with real life stories of how people are employing them.  It’s a great, enlightening, and encouraging conversation!#houstonhoward #nft #nfts #nonfungibletokens #catalystfestival #CatalystFestival2021 #storyworld #storytelling #transmedia #collectivejourney #artists #creatives #worldbuilder #producers #indie #newconcepts #storyworldexplorersSupport the show (
Join us, writer/creator Justin Burns, and actress Ireon Roach as we explore their story world of The Come Up!  Winner of best dramatic pilot and best dramatic actress at Catalyst Content Festival, The Come Up is a unique limited series following three Chicago high schoolers who use slam poetry to navigate their increasingly complicated lives. Inspired by the creator and cast's time going to high school together in Chicago Public Schools, this inspiring character study offers a glimpse into the mental states of teenagers struggling to find themselves in a city where it's easy to be lost.Watch on YouTube: The power of this story is in how this group of friends band together through tragedy, finding their strength in their voices through slam poetry.  We often forget the stress there is on a high schooler, especially one who is under constant threat of school closings, teacher walk outs, and other budgetary issues that have nothing to do with them.  As we dove into the world, we were able to identify mental health and communities in Chicago already engaged in slam poetry went hand in hand in building their audience. It was a great, Chicago-focused episode!Follow them:Socials: @thecomeupchi#TheComeUp #CPS #highschool #drama #awardwinning #catalystfestival #CatalystFestival2021 #storyworld #storytelling #transmedia #collectivejourney #artists #creatives #worldbuilder #producers #indie #newconcepts #storyworldexplorersSupport the show (
Join us and transmedia producer, Jeff Gomez as we explore the story world of Ultraman!  An IP that has existed since the 1960’s, Ultraman has gone through 3 generations with 16 total Ultraman reincarnations.  Ultraman is the Japanese Superman, hailing from Nebula M78, who defend humanity against a legion of destructive giant monsters and scheming aliens called Kaiju.  Watch on YouTube: we spoke on some of the lore and current storylines of Ultraman, we primarily focused on the backend of transmedia (Jeff Gomez doesn’t need our help with content) and all the great things his company, Starlight Runner, are doing to engage American audiences with an iconic Japanese IP.  They are developing an audience building platform, Iceberg Theory, that creates an interactive live streaming experience, which has grown their audience during the pandemic.  Soon to be available to all creators, the goal of the platform is to help creators build audiences with new IP. In addition to Ultraman and its transmedia workings, we spoke about how any story world needs to find its Apostles and the potential of the metaverse.Take a listen with a notepad, you’ll want it!#ultraman #jeffgomez #starlightrunner #icebergtheory #kaiju #storyworld #storytelling #transmedia #collectivejourney #artists #creatives #worldbuilder #producers #indie #newconcepts #storyworldexplorersSupport the show (
Join us and creators Dominique Jenssen, Sara Jumper, and Sarah White as we explore their story world, 1332 and the Lake Effect Collab!  1332 isn’t an obscure reference to the medieval times, but of the amazing depth of the largest freshwater lake in the world, Lake Superior as well as the collab’s first film project.  The group are all dancers for the Duluth Ballet, and the connection Duluthians have with the lake is deep.Watch on YouTube: combination of trying to expand dance to new mediums, highlight the lake’s importance to Duluth, and to put Duluth’s thriving art scene in the limelight, the Lake Effect Collab aims to start their journey with a three-part dance film.  This film will be a collaborative effort with Duluthian artists, and they plan on expanding into an amazing summer festival where they can show the country and world what Duluth has been up to.  We spoke about paganizing the summer festival to honor the lake, dance’s uphill battle with availability, and a podcast idea connecting Duluth artists to the lake.Follow the Lake Effect Collab: #lakeeffectcollab #lakesuperior #duluth #film #dance #storyworld #storytelling #transmedia #collectivejourney #artists #creatives #worldbuilder #producers #indie #newconcepts #storyworldexplorersSupport the show (
Join us and creator Anthony E. Williams in exploring his story world of F.A.M.!  F.A.M. stands for family always matters.  It’s a touching show centered around fatherhood and co-parenting in today's ever-changing times.  Watch on YouTube: based off of Anthony’s own life, F.A.M. explores the themes of being a father to a daughter questioning her sexuality, the difficulties of parenting in a blended family, and the toughness of being a stepparent. Another conversation born from networking at Catalyst Content Festival!We discovered three amazing audiences for F.A.M., spoke about new content types to engage those audiences, and even helped Anthony change his pitch to highlight the new discoveries! Watch the Trailer: #family #familtalwaysmatters #pilot #catalyst #catalystcontent #storyworld #storytelling #transmedia #collectivejourney #artists #creatives #worldbuilder #producers #indie #newconcepts #storyworldexplorersSupport the show (
Join us and creator Zack Morrison as we explore his story world, Canusa Street! Canusa Street is a 30-minute comedy series written specifically for network tv, much like a Parks and Rec.  The story takes place in an absurd small town cut in half by the Vermont/Quebec border following a jaded US Border Patrol attempts to solve local cases while maintaining a fierce rivalry with her twin sister in the Canadian Mounties.This pilot explores the absurdity of the small town which is split in half by the Canada/US border.  Throughout much of its history the border didn’t matter, but after the 9/11 attacks the border began to be enforced.  This forcibly highlighted the differences between being an American and Canadian in a town where your neighbors, even half of your house, may be on the other side of the border.  Cansua Street aims to showcase the small differences between everyone that we take such pride in, but ultimately don’t mean anything.We spoke about these strange hills we choose to die on, came up with Zack’s TikTok and podcast strategy, and had a bunch of laughs about an underground poutine speakeasy. Follow Zack: Website: https://www.zackmorrison.comPrevious work: Everything's Fine: A Panic Attack in D Major - Canusa Poster Art designed by Connor Simpson #canusastreet #comedy #border #pilot #catalyst #catalystcontent #storyworld #storytelling #transmedia #collectivejourney #artists #creatives #worldbuilder #producers #indie #newconcepts #storyworldexplorersSupport the show (
Join us and creator Kimon Lycos as we dive into his story world, Forever Has Fallen!  Forever Has Fallen is an action-thriller podcast series, that sends you into an immersive story world full of online escape rooms, character interaction, fun challenges and digital rewards.You’re a bounty hunter, looking for the truth behind a murder and escalating crimes against humanity. The prime suspect is tech billionaire Karl-Axel Mattiasson, whose global empire The Forever Social, delivered digital immortality to millions of people. Now all those lives are lost, and he is on the run. With humanity grieving and billions of dollars missing, powerful forces converge to wipe him out as he plots his revenge from a secret lair.Watch on YouTube: on Apple Podcasts: on Spotify: story world takes place in the not to distant future, exploring themes and situations of a world much like George Orwell did in “1984”.  Should we be immortalized digitally should it become available?  We spoke on this, explored the decentralized storytelling method of the first season, and much more!Login to your Forever Social account and come join the conversation… if it’s still there!Follow Forever Has Fallen: #bountyhunter #mystery #immortality #interactive #storyworld #storytelling #transmedia #collectivejourney #artists #creatives #worldbuilder #producers #indie #newconcepts #storyworldexplorersSupport the show (
Join us and founder Hilary Adams as we dive into her business transmedia story world, Story and Horse!  Story and Horse is a life coaching business that supports creative people like you thriving in your life through one-to-one coaching, group experiences, and animal-partnered healing.  They offer the unique option to work with animals as partners in your journey, including horses as co-coaches, virtually or in person. This story world is all about rediscovering your connection to nature as a tool to help you in the hustle and bustle of modern life.  We discussed the core of Hilary’s world, how business transmedia story worlds helps drive multiple forms of revenue, and came up with an excellent retreat idea!So, saddle up!  We’re going to rediscover what it means to be human!Follow Story and Horse:hello@storyandhorse.comwww.storyandhorse.com #storyandhorse #lifecoach #nature #self-improvement #horsecoaching #storyworld #storytelling #transmedia #collectivejourney #artists #creatives #worldbuilder #producers #indie #newconcepts #storyworldexplorersSupport the show (
Welcome to the story world of The Iron Leech!  Join us and Iron Leech creators Neal & Chad as we transport back to the 19th century, where superstations were the foundation of the unexplained and whaling was all the rage.  This stop-motion feature film is coming to a screen near you, and luckily it seems won’t stop there!  We discussed the world of The Iron Leech, new transmedia ideas to immerse and grow their audience for years to come, and even sand some sea chanties.Grab your harpoon but DON’T say goodbye to your family, we are setting sail to find us some story!Follow the progress of The Iron Leech:IG: Twitter: #theironleech #stopmotion #featurefilm #animation #storyworld #storytelling #transmedia #collectivejourney #artists #creatives #worldbuilder #producers #indie #newconcepts #storyworldexplorers Support the show (
This week’s guest is our new friend, Houston Howard!  Houston Howard is an entrepreneur, creator, producer, professor, author, speaker and thought-leader in the space of multiplatform, transmediated entertainment — or what he simply calls, Super Story.  Driven by a passion and desire to build generational IP that leverages both narrative velocity and brand scalability, Houston has created Super Story IP and multiplatform strategy for the likes of Fox, CBS, Mattel, Disney Imagineering, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Wizards of the Coast, West Coast Customs, Slinky and more. Houston has published three books focused on process of creating transmediated entertainment, including his most recent and most successful, You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Story.We spoke about how transmedia storytelling benefits investors, the audience, and the creators.  How transmedia makes business sense to those not in the entertainment business, like private equity investors. We also spoke about the “game” that’s being played in Hollywood and how having a transmedia plan to gain audience for your IP helps you win it.It’s a must listen for any creative trying to get a series or film created and distributed.Follow Houston:Website: http://superstory.worksBook: Podcast: #houstonhoward #distribution #hollywood #storyworld #storytelling #transmedia #collectivejourney #artists #creatives #worldbuilder #showrunner #screenwriters #producers #indie #newconcepts #storyworldexplorers Support the show (
This week’s guest is our new friend, Ty Hanson, and his story world, Millennium Exile!  Ty describes himself as an average Aussie guy, looking to collaborate with licensing companies and Japanese Anime studios to produce an authentic Anime hit!Millennium Exile is a story world in a fantasy universe steeped in lore and magic. Our main character, Vincent, is a short-tempered orphan, blessed with a super-human strength and living on the streets of the Ryuuga Ghettos. One fateful day, he is confronted by a man more powerful than himself and recruited into the ranks of GRAVE; a secret anti-terrorist organization whose members also possess strange abilities.  Situations become more complicated when an entity known as the Wrath is awakened and enters Vincent's body. Now having to come to terms with his new and deadly powers, Vincent is thrust headfirst into a world he never knew existed.  However, when an ancient, cannibalistic demon surfaces from the shadows of history and leads an army on the world, it falls to the members of GRAVE to stop them and save the world from total annihilation.Armed with a power that had been exiled for a thousand years, can Vincent be the key to the world's salvation or its demise? We spoke about the lore and history of the Millennium Exile story world, dove into character development alongside world development, and how plot armor is the terrible for keeping an audience guessing.It’s a fantastical conversation!Learn more about Millennium Exile: #MillenniumExile #anime #fantasy #magic #lore #storyworld #storytelling #transmedia #collectivejourney #artists #creatives #worldbuilder #showrunner #screenwriters #producers #indie #newconceptsSupport the show (
This week’s guests are our new friends Jake Sorgen & Matt Bowdren!  Jake is a Composer-Poet and Musician based in Chicago. Jake has released 7 albums of lyrical songs and interdisciplinary music/spoken word pieces. Matt is a theatre artist based in Chicago, IL. Matt is a founder and Governing Ensemble member of The Story Theatre, and an Artistic Associate for the Rogue Theatre. Together, they started Small Giants.  Small Giants is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary ensemble that blends language, music, and improvisation. The debut album is set to be released summer 2021 with a live concert/performance piece currently in development.We dove into the idea of Small Giants, micro moments that it creates, and new transmedia methods to get the word out and invite new audiences and artists into the project.It’s a great idea filled episode!Follow Jake & Matt:https://mattbowdren.com #poetry #music #band #newdiscipline #theater #interactivestorytelling #storyworld #storytelling #transmedia #collectivejourney #artists #creatives #worldbuilder #showrunner #screenwriters #producers #indie #newconceptsSupport the show (
This week’s guest is our new friend, Christian L. Nommay!  Christian is the founder of the indie RPG publishing company, Knight Errant Media, and the creator of the tabletop RPG and StoryWorld, Titan Effect.Titan Effect is an espionage and Sc-Fi tabletop role-playing game and transmedia project, set in a near-future where spies gifted with psychic powers clash with genetically enhanced soldiers, in a secret war in which the fate of human evolution is at stake. We dove into the lore of the Titan Effect World, the amazing storylines that exist within it, and the transmedia future of the world.It’s an amazing, engrossing world and creator!Titan Effect RPG Tabletop: ·· Christian:Twitter: Want to watch instead of listen?  Go here: #RPGtabletop #tabletopgame #interactivestorytelling #storyworld #storytelling #transmedia #collectivejourney #artists #creatives #worldbuilder #showrunner #screenwriters #producers #indie #newconceptsSupport the show (
Welcome to the end of season 2!  It’s been a relatively short season compared to season 1 (a difference of 27 episodes) but we feel like it’s time for a change in the podcast’s focus.In season 1, we spoke to interesting people doing interesting things.  Some focused-on filmmaking, others on marketing & advertising, most were in the category of interesting people.  In season 2 we moved focus to marketing and advertising, speaking with many people who are moving the needle in that world.  After 53 episodes and speaking to many fantastic people and shoring up many partnerships, it’s time for us to get back to what we are trying to do professionally: storytelling.In season 3, we will be speaking to artists of all kinds about the work they are currently doing.  Not about how they got there, but talking characters, influences, and StoryWorlds they inhabit.  A virtual jam session of ideas where we bounce concepts off of each other like in jazz and hopefully come up with new paths for their stories to unfold.If you know anybody creating cool things, send them our way.  Til next time folks!#storyworld #storytelling #transmedia #artists #creatives #filmmakers #series #showrunner #screenwriters #producers #filmindustry #indie #newconceptsSupport the show (
This week’s guest is our good friend, Chet Turnbeaugh!  Chet is a Chicago-based ghostwriter who writes for business thought leaders, influencers, Hollywood personalities, and people in the entertainment industry. He specializes in writing full-length ghostwritten books, as well as blogs, sales copy, whitepapers, and other long-form content.We spoke about who needs ghost writing, transmedia storytelling, and how important finding your audience and including them in your story.It’s a transmedia conversation!Follow Chet:www.ghostedbooks.com #novelist #writer #transmedia #transmediastorytelling #storytelling #screenwriter #storyteller #marketing #advertising #thinkradical #Clovispoint #podcast #inconversation #attention #earnattentionSupport the show (
This week’s guests are our new friends, Ken Cameron & Russell Stratton!  Ken and Russell have together created the Forum Theatre for Business series to help organizations give their employees the tools they need to co-create a respectful workplace culture and empower individuals to challenge disrespectful behavior.We spoke about the power of Forum Theatre, how there’s nothing wrong with an enjoyable training program, and how they have built an amazing ecosystem around their book “I Need to F***ing Talk to You”.It’s an F***ing amazing conversation!By the Book: the show (
This week’s guest is our new friend, Syya Yasotornrat!  Syya doesn't take herself too seriously. But what she does take seriously is building up the community of podcasting. Nevermind the 20+ years in Tech Sales and the wonderful time working for the Disney Company in her 20's. It's the connection of many shared experiences and stories that resonate with audiences. Innovation Media Enterprises helps businesses and personal brands create effective and memorable podcasts. Everyone has a story to tell. Do it with a podcast!We spoke about podcasting, how there’s a podcast for every person and a person for every podcast, and how businesses need to properly leverage their podcasts.Follow Syya:To Learn More: can be reached at: Linkedin: @IamSYasoEmail: #businesspodcast #podcastcoach #podcaststradegy #storytelling #screenwriter #storyteller #marketing #advertising #thinkradical #Clovispoint #podcast #inconversation #attention #earnattentionSupport the show (
This week’s guest is our new friend, Garrett Spatz!  Garrett is a storyteller, educator, and culture specialist. He teaches courses on music and culture at the College of DuPage and received his Masters in ethnomusicology from BGSU, where he focused on American popular music, identity, and social movements. In addition to his interest in the science of learning and music, he is a screenwriter who enjoys both comedy and drama, having his Yoga(h)ohm sitcom selected by Second City’s first pilot competition. He is also an avid cook and tai chi practitioner.We spoke about how self-imposed limitations blossoms creativity, the idea of character anchors, how to start small with dedication.Follow Garrett: #limits #noma #limitations #sandbox #storytelling #screenwriter #storyteller #marketing #advertising #thinkradical #Clovispoint #podcast #inconversation #attention #earnattentionSupport the show (
This week’s guest is our new friend, Jason Cutter!  Jason is the CEO of Cutter Consulting Group, an author, podcaster and sees himself as a sales success architect for companies and individuals. Even though he didn’t have a sales upbringing or background (his bachelor’s degree is in Marine Biology), he knows what it takes to be successful in sales. His first book – Selling With Authentic Persuasion: Transform from Order Taker to Quota Breaker - is focused on helping anyone in a sales professional.We spoke about authentic persuasion in sales, how the customer journey is a baton race, and how everything in sales is h2h (human to human).It’s quite the persuasive conversation!Follow Jason:Main Hub/Link: www.jasoncutter.comCCG Website: Persuasion: Persuasion Show/The Sales Experience Podcast: Group: the Book: Course: Persuading Like A Professional: #persuasion #customerjourney #sales #integration #marketing #advertising #thinkradical #Clovispoint #podcast #inconversation #attention #earnattentionSupport the show (
This week’s guest is our new friend, Horace Flournoy!  Horace is an experienced entrepreneurial manager, with a talent for building creative, technology-focused business and revenue models.  He’s the founder of SwayBrand that helps brands connect with their target audiences through diverse “Authentikas” to execute authentic campaigns.  They often get mistaken for an influencer marketing company, but they help brands and Authentikas find and curate authentic, long term partnerships.  We spoke about how most brands are commoditizing influencers, the fallacy of trickle down influence, and the amazing insight you can get from your Authentikas about what your audience is saying about you.It’s an authentic and needle-moving conversation!  Seriously, don’t miss this one.Follow the Conversation here: #swaybrand #Authentikas #influencer #influencermarketing #influence #branding #brand #socialmedia #marketing #advertising #thinkradical #Clovispoint #podcast #inconversation #attention #earnattentionSupport the show (
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