Storytelling Breakdown

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This is the third and final entry in the Cinematic Icons series for Storytelling Breakdown’s second season. After previous discussions of Hitchcock and Spielberg, plus our Halloween favorites, this episode looks at the works of Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, James Cagney, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, and so many others who have appeared in legendary gangster films. Fuggedaboutit.

Show Notes

A tried and true pop culture staple is the top five list. Another tried and true pop culture staple is the gangster movie. In an attempt to reach the length of gangster epics of the past, Ben, Caleb, and Stephen have recorded our longest episode to date. If these movies, scenes, directors, actors, and characters are in themselves a meeting of the five families, who gets a seat at the table? Who’s in the room even if they just missed out on one of the five seats?

This is the third and final entry in the Cinematic Icons series for Storytelling Breakdown’s second season. After previous discussions of Hitchcock and Spielberg, plus our Halloween favorites, this episode looks at the works of Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, James Cagney, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, and so many others who have appeared in legendary gangster films. Fuggedaboutit.

The 2020 film One Night in Miami... is the subject of this episode’s Spotlight. Our guest is Kibwe Cooper, host of the EmpowerYou podcast and he is introduced around the 01:30:25 mark.

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Storytelling Breakdown is hosted by co-founders Ben Clemmer and Caleb Meyer. Our theme music is by Kurt Roembke. Our logo is by Daniel Church. Stephen Stachofsky joins us as a producer, writer, and editor. Our social media coordinator is Ella Abbott. Our podcast is hosted by John Dawkins and Wayneshout Productions.

Starting in 2022, the Storytelling Breakdown team will be expanding. We’ll be adding co-hosts and we can announce that one of them will be a dear friend of the show, Larissa Whitaker. She was first heard on the program for the first Spotlight of Fake Doctors, Real Dramedies, speaking about Black Panther around the 01:19:12 mark.

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What is Storytelling Breakdown?

Storytelling Breakdown is a podcast deep dive into the way our favorite films, shows, books, games, and more reach us in all sorts of ways. Hosts Ben Clemmer and Caleb Meyer bring you a pop culture audio adventure recorded in Fort Wayne, Indiana. From the terrifying resonance of an eighty year old clown to the entire life of Caesar, from the cutting edge animation of an entire Spider-Verse to a card game from the late nineties that’s so Star Wars it hurts, and from the indelible mark of one of comics’ most creative writers to a museum dedicated to superheroes of all ages, Storytelling Breakdown is place where we can explore everything we love about the stories that make us who we are.

Storytelling Breakdown is recorded in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in association with Wayneshout Productions, LLC. Original music by Kurt Roembke. Artwork by Daniel Church.