Many Americans (and others around the world) are shaken by the COVID-19 pandemic. And by shaken, we mean that many are without work. Income streams are not as plentiful as they once were and the sobering reality that things may not go back to normal soon has become a real fear.
So with that in mind, what becomes of art and literature? Do our favorite paintings, stories, music, and other forms of expression have a place in the midst of a crisis such as this? A crisis that genuinely requires material resources to keep us going?
This episode is dedicated to looking at just that.
COVID-19 and What Story Do You Feel Is Being Told Right Now?
Mulan and #MeToo
Narrative Wars 12: Marriage: Real-Life Fairy Tale? Or Just a 1-in-2 Divorce?
E66: "Bambi" and Initiating Boys Into Manhood
Narrative Wars 11: Humans - Advanced Breed of Apes? Or Something Divine?
Update 2020 (It's a Short One)
E65: "Star Wars: A New Hope" and the Allure of Uncharted Space
E64: "Rudolph" and the Bullies, the Misfits, and Life's Harsh Lessons
Narrative Wars 10: Should We 'Bend the Knee' to Our Critics?
E63: "The Fellowship of the Ring" and Finding Your Place in a Group
Interview 18: Despite Popular Belief, "Story and THE Story Are Connected"
E62: "It" and Fear Through the Lens of Children and Adults
Interview 17: Sam Eldredge, author of "Killing Lions: A Guide Through the Trials Young Men Face"
E61: "The Lion King" and What Redemption Looks Like
E60: "Dark" and What If Time Travel Was Possible?
The Writer's Lens - E59: The Exalting and Glorifying of Ideas
Narrative Wars 09: Why Is It So Hard To Change People's Minds?
The Writer's Lens - E58: Can Telling A Story Expose Something?
Narrative Wars 08: What Is A Human Life Worth?
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