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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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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...


Jun 2, 2021

This is a "knocking the rust off" episode so I didn't want to cover anything "heavy". So I'm going to talk about why the 1990 movie "Total Recall" is all in Quaid's head and why the line "...blue sky on Mars..." is the dead giveaway.

Ft. The FAT RAT's Monody featuring Laura Brehm


Nov 7, 2020

In which I reminisce about the Mass Effect Trilogy, talk about the pending Mass Effect Legendary Edition, the differences between a "bad" ending and just an ending you don't like, and how fumbling an ending can deal a mortal blow to a franchise.

Featuring "Reignite" by Malukah, with permission.