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Quantum Froth Dispatches

Join host Michael Haspil as he talks about stories, writing craft, and storytelling. The podcast ranges over a broad swath of subjects, from history to conspiracy theories, to pop-culture, and games.  

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May 24, 2023

In which I go over my thoughts about Top Gun: Maverick, its themes, dopamine hits, memberberries, and how to condition an audience. How to let audiences know and reinforce the stakes. Part 1 of a 2-part series "The Hidden Tragedy of Top Gun: Maverick"

Ft. The FAT RAT's Monody featuring Laura Brehm

Mar 10, 2022

In which I talk about how to achieve Deep Immersion storytelling and tools for Distraction-free writing, like the Alphasmart Neo and Astrohaus Freewrite.

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Ft. The FAT RAT's Monody featuring Laura Brehm

Dec 25, 2021

What if I told you the Matrix 4, was created to be a divisive disappointment. Here I explore some of the film's themes and how its failed execution may have been an intentional act of rebellion against everyone.

Ft. The FAT RAT's Monody featuring Laura Brehm

Nov 2, 2021

In which I plug a new Baen anthology called "Gunfight on Europa Station" featuring my short story, "The Penultimate Stand of Pina Gracchi".

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Oct 13, 2021

What happens when a good idea is milked dry and repurposed? As a creative or a corporation, can you risk alienating the original audience in favor of changing the thing they love, while still needing their money to remain successful?
An exploration of Storyforms, infinite remakes and sequels, bad actors, propaganda, and...