Storyweavers

Dean Bradley and John William Worth

Welcome to the Storyweavers' den. We're your hosts Dean Bradley and John William Worth. If you've ever been curious about what goes on under the hood in your favorite piece of media, and how it came to be, this podcast is for you.

Get cozy and venture with us as we discuss any and all things story. From concept to publication; from books and movies, to comics and music; everything and anything is on the table. Join us as we discuss amongst ourselves, as well as with other storytellers among various artistic fields, what makes a good story.


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Episodes

Episode 14: Film Scores
Feb 2 2024
Episode 14: Film Scores
On this episode of Storyweavers, our hosts discuss a mutual appreciation for film scores, as well as the classical and not-so-classical pieces that inspire them. The discussion mainly focuses on well-known composers, but dabbles across a wide range and encompasses the love we have for film scores—because everyone has hummed a tune here or there. Notable Titles and Composers Mentioned: the works of John Williams (“Harry Potter,” “Indiana Jones,” “Star Wars”, “E.T.”, “Jaws”), Danny Elfman (“Edward Scissorhands”), Klaus Badelt (“Pirates of the Caribbean”, "The Promise"), Howard Shore (“Lord of the Rings”), Richard Wagner (“The Ring Cycle” operas), Jerry Goldsmith, Gustav Holst (“The Planets”), John Debney (“Cutthroat Island”), Alexandre Desplat (“Harry Potter”), Hans Zimmer (“Inception,” “Dark Knight,” “Lion King,” “Dunkirk”), Brian Tyler ("Children of Dune"),  Tom Tykwer ("Run Lola Run"), Alan Menken, Frank TicheliYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/@storyweaverspodcastPocketcasts: https://pca.st/podcast/184b79a0-5bcc-013c-9efa-0acc26574db2Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/storyweaverspodcastApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/storyweavers/id1714488926Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7a4qTuz7fbpB5MPsDVXboM?si=9cb9145acab849d4Buzzsprout: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2218216Logo Design - Dean StudiosVideo Editing and Production - Dean StudiosAudio Production - Dean StudiosDean Bradley - https://www.dean-studios.com John William Worth - https://www.johnwilliamworth.com
Episode 12: Theater Costume Design with Jennifer Lippert
Jan 19 2024
Episode 12: Theater Costume Design with Jennifer Lippert
Storyweavers was joined in-studio this week by the lovely Jennifer Lippert and her adorable puppy Henry (who is entertainingly present throughout). Jennifer is the Costume Designer for the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.Jennifer takes us behind-the-scenes into the process and development of creating workable, appropriate, and stunning costumes for the stage. We dive into some of her previous work on productions such as “A Christmas Story,” “Angels in America,” and Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.”We also get into BTE’s current production of “Sanctuary City,” which premieres January 20, and how she decided to dress the cast in a post-9/11 inner-city environment. Links to Jennifer’s and BTE’s socials and websites can be found below. If you’re in the central Pennsylvania area, come out to Bloomsburg and see “Sanctuary City."The Storyweavers Video Podcast is available on our Patreon page; hop over to watch the in-studio conversation with Jennifer (and Henry).Jennifer Lippert: https://www.jenniferlippertdesigns.com ; @jennifer_lippert_designsBloomsburg Theatre Ensemble: https://www.bte.org ; @bloomsburgtheatreensemble"Sanctuary City" Performance Dates: https://www.bte.org/sc2024BTE Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bloomsburg-theatre-ensemble-down-center/id1535667871Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@storyweaverspodcastPocketcasts: https://pca.st/podcast/184b79a0-5bcc-013c-9efa-0acc26574db2Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/storyweaverspodcastApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/storyweavers/id1714488926Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7a4qTuz7fbpB5MPsDVXboM?si=9cb9145acab849d4Logo Design - Dean StudiosVideo Editing and Production - Dean StudiosAudio Production - Dean StudiosDean Bradley - https://www.dean-studios.com John William Worth - https://www.johnwilliamworth.com
Episode 10: Shakespeare Film Adaptions
Jan 5 2024
Episode 10: Shakespeare Film Adaptions
On this episode of Storyweavers, our hosts tackle the bard in modern times—film adaptations of William Shakespeare’s plays. Covering everything from Kenneth Branagh’s and Laurence Olivier’s “Hamlet” to Joel Coen’s and Roman Polanski’s “MacBeth,” the good and the bad, the strong and the weak, are laid bare and shown for what they are. Discussing considerations needed when adapting Shakespeare to film and the influence his work still has in entertainment and culture today, this is an episode you won’t want to miss.Notable Titles Mentioned: Disney’s “The Lion King” (“Hamlet” adaption) dir. Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff“Hamlet,” “Much Ado About Nothing” dir. Kenneth Branagh“MacBeth” dir. Joel Coen“MacBeth” dir. Roman Polanski“Throne of Blood” (“Macbeth” adaption) dir. Akira Kurosawa“Chimes at Midnight” (“Henry IV” adaption), “Othello” dir. Orson Welles“Romeo and Juliet” dir. Baz Luhrmann“Titus” dir. Julie Taymore“10 Things I Hate About You” (“Taming of the Shrew” adaption) dir. Gil Junger“Maqbool” dir. Vishal BhardwajYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/@storyweaverspodcastPocketcasts: https://pca.st/podcast/184b79a0-5bcc-013c-9efa-0acc26574db2Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/storyweaverspodcastApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/storyweavers/id1714488926Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7a4qTuz7fbpB5MPsDVXboM?si=9cb9145acab849d4Logo Design - Dean StudiosVideo Editing and Production - Dean StudiosAudio Production - Dean StudiosDean Bradley - https://www.dean-studios.com John William Worth - https://www.johnwilliamworth.com
Episode 3: The Nocturne Cycle, by John William Worth
Nov 17 2023
Episode 3: The Nocturne Cycle, by John William Worth
In this episode, Dean Bradley speaks with John William Worth about his newest novel, “The City of Woe,” the finale in his Nocturne trilogy of horror novels. John will discuss the creative process of the series and how it sprang from a simple idea into a full-blown horror epic.Notable Titles Mentioned: The City of Woe, Nocturne Hall, and A Town of Night, by John William Worth; various works of H.P. Lovecraft; It by Stephen King; The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt; Evil Dead 2 dir. Sam Raimi; Jojo Rabbit dir. Taika Waititi; Hereditary dir. Ari Aster; Halloween series (various timelines)Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@storyweaverspodcastSoundcloud: https://www.soundcloud.com/storyweaverspodcastPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/storyweaverspodcastApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/storyweavers/id1714488926Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7a4qTuz7fbpB5MPsDVXboM?si=9cb9145acab849d4Logo Design - Dean StudiosVideo Editing and Production - Dean StudiosAudio Production - Dean StudiosDean Bradley - https://www.dean-studios.com John William Worth - https://www.johnwilliamworth.com Nocturne Cycle Books - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CFPCK4MQ?binding=kindle_edition&ref=dbs_m_mng_rwt_sft_tkin_tpbk&qid=1699469840&sr=8-1Nocturne Cycle Audiobooks - https://www.audible.com/author/John-William-Worth/B01NBXKVO7?ref_pageloadid=7HKB7LHepl8NQNqR&ref=a_pd_The-Ci_c1_author_1&pf_rd_p=df6bf89c-ab0c-4323-993a-2a046c7399f9&pf_rd_r=VNDGV2H88WBRND2WCYNH&pageLoadId=E4hyMfyXtaPemnq5&ref_plink=not_applicable&creativeId=16015ba4-2e2d-4ae3-93c5-e937781a25cd“The City of Woe” 2023 Copyrighted to John William Worth"A Town of Night" 2020 Copyrighted to John William Worth"Nocturne Hall" 2017 Copyrighted to John William Worth"The Boy Unstuck in Time" 2017 Copyrighted to John William Worth