Gene Yang’s Superman

jrforasteros —  February 5, 2016 — Leave a comment

Gene Luen Yang returns to the StoryMen to tell us about his groundbreaking run on Superman! How do you go about telling a new story about an 80-year old character? And how is Superman an immigration story? Plus: Gene explains his amazing new role as the Ambassador of Young People’s Literature for the Library of Congress.

Story Men - Feb 5, 2016

Gene Yang's Superman

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Click to see Vol 1 on Amazon

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2:30 – Is it immoral to watch the Super Bowl?

15:00 – PPOW

20:00 – Welcome back, Gene Yang!

25:00 – Superman and Ambassador duties

Episode Links

Is it Immoral to Watch the Super Bowl?

Gene Yang is the Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Gene’s Books:

Superman Vol 1: Truth

The Secret Coders

The Shadow Hero

Boxers and Saints

American Born Chinese 

Bishop O'Dowd faculty member and director of information systems Gene Luen Yang looks over the quad area on the campus where he works in Oakland, Calif. on Friday, Nov. 3, 2006. Yang has been name a finalist for a National Boook Award for his graphic novel "American Born Chinese". (Sherry LaVars/Contra Costa Times)

Gene on the Internet

Gene Luen Yang’s Amazon Author Page

Follow Gene on Twitter

Gene’s Website

PPOW:

Matt:The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang

Clay: The Smoking Gun (Netflix)

JR.: The Mistborn Series by Brandon Sanderson

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

Click to get American Born Chinese on Amazon!

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Matt’s Books | Clay’s Books | JR.’s Messages

The Other StoryMen:

StoryMen Audio Producer: Aaron Kretzmann

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StoryMen Art by M. S. Corley

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StoryMen Theme Song by Anthony Mako

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What identities do you feel torn

The StoryMen review the Best Picture contenders for the 2016 Academy Awards and make our predictions. Then we investigate the rise of the so-called Legacyquel, and ask whether remakes are ever better than the original.

Story Men - Jan 29, 2016

Remakes, Reboots and the Rise of the Legacyquel

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4:00 – Best Pictures 2016

27:00 – Back to Oscars

33:00 – The Rise of the Legacyquel

49:00 – Is a remake ever better than the original?

64:00 – PPOW

Episode Links

Best Picture Analysis

Mad Max: Fury Road Review (JR.)

Spotlight Review (Bryne Lewis)

The Big Short Review (Clay)

The Big Short as Moral Storytelling (Bryne Lewis)

Mad Max as Silent Cinema (Clay)

PPOW

Matt: A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin

Clay: Making a Murderer (Netflix | Review)

JR.: The X-Files Returns! (Review)

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Here’s the stuff we’ve made:

Matt’s Books | Clay’s Books | JR.’s Messages

The Other StoryMen:

StoryMen Audio Producer: Aaron Kretzmann

Aaron’s website Follow Aaron on Twitter

StoryMen Art by M. S. Corley

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StoryMen Theme Song by Anthony Mako

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What remakes do you enjoy better than the originals?

The StoryMen welcome author Jake Kerr to share his writing and self-publishing secrets. We also get the inside scoop on his newest book Tommy Black and the Coat of Invincibility!

Story Men - Jan 15, 2016

Tommy Black and the Jake Kerr Interview

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See the books on Amazon!

1:30 – The Golden Globes

9:00 – PPOW

14:00 – Jake Kerr

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Episode Links

Jake Kerr, Author

Check out Jake’s blog!

Jake’s Books:

Tommy Black and the Staff of Light

Tommy Black and the Coat of Invincibility

The Guildmaster Thief (Omnibus One)

The Old Equations

PPOW:

Matt:The Expanse

Clay: The Big Short (Clay’s review)

JR.: Bitch Planet

Connect with Jake Kerr

Blog |Twitter | Facebook | Amazon Author Page | Tommy Black Website

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Here’s the stuff we’ve made:

Matt’s Books | Clay’s Books | JR.’s Messages

The Other StoryMen:

StoryMen Audio Producer: Aaron Kretzmann

Phos Studios
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StoryMen Art by M. S. Corley

M. S. Corley’s website
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StoryMen Theme Song by Anthony Mako

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What ancient relics would you like to see Jake tackle next?

The StoryMen welcome Mark Salomon, lead singer of Stavesacre, Outer Circle, Neon Horse, White Lighter and more. We find out how Mark got into faith and music, and what it was like to be in the Christian music scene. Mark tells us how his new podcast, NEVER WAS… is the sequel to Simplicity and what to expect from future music projects.

Story Men - Jan 8, 2016

Never Was... Mark Salomon

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Check out Mark’s book

6:00 – PPOW

10:00 – Mark Salomon

12:00 – Geek Credentials

15:00 – Mark’s Body of Work

20:00 – Getting into Faith… and Music

28:00 – Reflecting on the Christian Music Scene

46:00 – Current Christianity

51:00 – The Never Was… Podcast

61:00 – Podcastophe

65:00 – What’s Next?

67:00 – Connect with Mark

Connect with Mark Salomon

Listen to Mark's podcast, NEVER WAS

Listen to Mark’s podcast, NEVER WAS

The Never Was Podcast | Twitter | Facebook | Email

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Matt | Clay | JR.

Here’s the stuff we’ve made:

Matt’s Books | Clay’s Books | JR.’s Messages

The Other StoryMen:

StoryMen Audio Producer: Aaron Kretzmann

Phos Studios
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StoryMen Art by M. S. Corley

M. S. Corley’s website
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StoryMen Theme Song by Anthony Mako

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What makes you most excited about the Church these days?

The StoryMen welcome Rabbi Eliyahu Fink back to talk about the biggest film of 2015 – STAR WARS Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Listen up and let us know what you think!

Story Men - Dec 20, 2015

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens with Rabbi Eliyahu Fink

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Force Awakens - Poster1:30 – Eli’s Back!

3:00 – Experience with Star Wars

10:00 – First reaction to the movie

17:00 – Spoilers

27:00 – Was it just A New Hope revisited?

39:00 – Favorite and least favorite moments

49:30 – What is it good for?

69:00 – What do you want to see in Episodes VIII and IX??

72:30 – Connect with Eli

Episode Links

Rabbi Eliyahu Fink

Reviews:

JR.’s Review of The Force Awakens

Is A New Hope All Hype?

Connect with Rabbi Eliyahu Fink:

The Shul on the Internet

(Blog | Facebook | Twitter)

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Matt | Clay | JR.

Here’s the stuff we’ve made:

Matt’s Books | Clay’s Books | JR.’s Messages

The Other StoryMen:

StoryMen Audio Producer: Aaron Kretzmann

Aaron’s website
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StoryMen Art by M. S. Corley

M. S. Corley’s website
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StoryMen Theme Song by Anthony Mako

Anthony Mako’s website
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What did you think of The Force Awakens?