PANDEMIC Episode #40

Fire Engine 98 has picked up the survivors of the Chicago Cataclysm, and is rumbling toward the extraction point. Helicopters are on the way to rescue Dr. Feely, Clarence Otto, Cooper Mitchell, Bosh, Klimas and Ramierez, but only if they can survive the final wave of the converted that are hot on their tail.

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PANDEMIC Episode #39

The fire engine is tearing through the streets of Chicago, hosing down the converted as it does. It’s heading to Tim, Clarence, Cooper, Bosh and Roth, but will it make it to them before the converted swarm into their store and butcher them all? Meanwhile, a Harley-riding Steve Stanton desperately searches for a way to kill his enemies before his kind is wiped out.

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Book III in the INFECTED Trilogy

PANDEMIC Episode #38

Paulus and Bosh are about to take a road trip to end all road trips, straight through the converted. Steve Stanton’s reaction to Paulius ripping through Chicago in a firetruck could determine the fate of the human race. Meanwhile, Tim Feely is guns-up for the first time in his life, a life that will soon end if he can’t shoot straight.

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SNATCH (with special guests: the FDØ’s nephews)

StorySmack Episode #19

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We sat down to watch SNATCH this week while Scott’s nephews were in town. They’d never seen this awesome crime flick from 2000, and it was pretty interesting to chat with them about it afterward. Listen in to hear the next generation Sigler men share their opinions on shakey-cam fights with their decidedly anti-shakey-cam uncle.

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Book III in the INFECTED Trilogy

PANDEMIC Episode #37

Clarence Otto has come to realize the harsh truth about his wife, Margaret Montoya. In this episode, he will be face his worst fears. Meanwhile, Paulius Klimas and his soldiers seek out a way to deliver Tim Feely’s bioweapon to the converted, and Murray Longworth is about to step deeper into the nuclear-powered politics of a world gone mad.

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The Fifth Element • 20th Anniversary Review

You may be shocked to know that THE FIFTH ELEMENT is 20 years old. That’s two decades of multipass, folks. We break down the storytelling elements (see what I did there) in the Luc Besson-directed classic.

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PANDEMIC Episode #36

Tim, Cooper, Paulius, Cooper and Margaret survived the Battle of Chicago, but their ordeal isn’t over yet. Now Paulius and Tim will present Clarence with an impossible decision. Murray Longworth remains in the White House, in a Washington D.C. that is under siege by the converted and about to fall. Meanwhile, Steve Stanton deals with the fallout of that same battle — his slim victory and a pending air strike leaves him with hard choices.

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ALIENS: Scott’s favorite movie of all time

StorySmack Episode #17

ALIENS on StorySmack sponsored by our '4InkJets Coupon' page at http://scottsigler.com/4inkjets-couponThis week we were going to do an ALIENS watch-along. We didn’t get that off the ground. We’ll tell you all about it in the episode. Instead, we’re doing a traditional movie review Story Smack, but for Sigler’s favorite movie of all time. ALL TIME!

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The thing is … ALIENS is Scott’s favorite, but it’s also a hugely important and influential movie in general. Sigourney Weaver is luminescent in every sense of the word, all the while being a difficult, ornery character, in unfathomable circumstance. It’s a performance of a lifetime, and it’s only one part of the movie. If you have never seen it, do watch it before listening.

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Book III in the INFECTED Trilogy

PANDEMIC Episode #35

Margaret Montoya’s attempts to escape have failed. Now one of the converted, Clarence Otto ponders how to save her while Tim Feely has other plans for his former boss. Paulius Klimas is boots on the ground, watching his men die around him. Is there a way to accomplish the mission and keep what’s left of his SEAL Team alive?

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HALF-BAKED: 4/20 Special Episode

StorySmack Episode #16

HalfBaked 4-20 episode of StorySmack, sponsored by our '4Inkjets Coupon' page at http://www.scottsigler.com/4inkjets-coupon

It’s 4/20, the favorite day of every stoner on the planet. At StorySmack, we decided to do a little medical experimentation — why not do an episode about a stoner movie, on 4/20, while on 4/20 ourselves?

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We feature the Dave Chapelle movie HALF-BAKED for your listening pleasure. ARealGirl got the giggles. And, yes, munchies were involved after the fact.

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PANDEMIC Episode #34

The battle of Chicago is in full swing. Steve Stanton’s forces are swarming in on the Windy City skyscraper that holds Cooper, Clarence, Margaret, Paulius and his SEAL team, and the rangers. Margaret’s time is up: if she’s going to make a move to escape, it has to be now. Can she escape? And if so, at what cost?

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PANDEMIC Episode #33

Tim Feely is counting on the blood of Cooper Mitchell to provide a counter to the global pandemic that is on the edge of shattering civilization itself. Will Mitchell’s blood provide the answer Feely needs? Meanwhile, Magaret Montoya is trying to deal with an ever-growing list of threats. And, the converted horde finally reaches Chicago’s Park Tower, as well as Cooper, Margaret, Clarence Otto, Paulius Kiimas, the Rangers and the SEALS — the battle is about to begin.

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Sigler Ascension day video announcement.

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Murder 1-2-3: courtroom definitions in storytelling

StorySmack Episode #15

This week we’re taking a break from movie breakdowns as we recover from our European jet lag.

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Everyone’s seen plenty of courtroom dramas, cop stories, and forensic investigation on television and in the movies. So much that our sense of justice and the law is surely informed by what we’ve seen on the screen. And what’s on the screen isn’t always real-world accurate, surrendering dry legal wrangling for entertaining fiction.

Scott and I breakdown the degrees of murder as they’re written in California so we can see where reality and fiction diverge. If you’re a storyteller or just a big fan of true-crime stories, these are things you should know. We’re here to help!

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PANDEMIC Episode #32

Margaret Montoya has a new set of enemies, enemies that are heavily armed and ready to kill. Can she escape their clutches and find her way to safety? Cooper Mitchell also has enemies, thousands of them. He’s been playing a desperate, dangerous game of survival, but is his rescue finally at hand? The US Military is gearing up for a major engagement against Steve Stanton’s converted, and the Windy City is about to become a killing ground.

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European Tour & how travel impacts storytelling

StorySmack Episode #14

The European Tour of 2017 rolls along. We took a few minutes to talk about our feels and impressions from some of the amazing, life-changing things we’ve seen. We also discuss how seeing such things can affect a storyteller’s views, and impact (or create whole cloth) future stories.

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[caption id="attachment_129240" align="alignright" width="300"] The Lumen Editions booth at the Paris Book Fair.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_129239" align="alignright" width="300"] Tom Merritt with his pink plaid tank tour T-shirt.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_129238" align="alignright" width="300"] Darren’s Krakens birthday cake.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_129237" align="alignright" width="300"] Skulls, spines and femurs from the Paris Catacombs.[/caption]

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