Storytelling with Seth

Storytelling with Seth

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Welcome to the Storytelling with Seth podcast. Stories were created to inspire, educate, and entertain. Listen to conversations about craft, character, and the elements of storytelling that feed our imagination. Enjoy story headlines through the eyes of a storyteller. Learn more about the voice behind Storytelling with Seth at https://sethsingletonstoryteller.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/seth-the-storyteller/support


Bill Protzmann and Music Care — When Coping Isn’t Cutting It You Can Build a Silver Bullet Playlist and Use Music for Health
Oct 7 • 86 min
Follow the Links Below for More Ways to Find Bill Protzmann Bill Protzmann’s Website http://www.billprotzmann.com/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=linktree&utm_campaign=bill%20protzmann%27s%20website Music Care Website…
Violent Video Games, Climate Kids, Granny Gamer, a Santa Monica Librarian’s Case for Comic Books, and more
Sep 23 • 44 min
Time for a new episode of Storytelling with Seth This week covers violent video games, a new game about Ancestors that has no rules, Children talk climate change, a Santa Monica librarian makes the case for comic books, and the rise of elder gamers. The…
Changing Narratives: How Carli Lloyd, Jonathan Hickman, and others are challenging the stories we know
Aug 30 • 42 min
Its story time! Its season 2 of Storytelling with Seth Time for a fresh take on the stories that we tell, live, and share. This week includes: Carli Lloyd’s 57-yard field goal at a Philadelphia Eagles practice. A look back at the US Women’s National Team…
The Living Library in Fredericton, The Artist Who Draws Israeli and Palestinian superheroes, DCN Podcast Interview Excerpt w/ Jason Inman, and Kids Creating and Selling Comics at ‘loot’
Jul 1 • 50 min
*A Living Library in Fredericton https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/living-library-fredericton-multicutural-association-1.4612003?cmp=rss *The Artist Who Draws Israeli and Palestinian superheroes…
King, DuVernay, and the New Gods, Supernovae Walking, the Writing Legacy of Tony Horwitz, Awards for Good Boys, and The Boys Who Keep Superheroes in Line on the Weekly Wrap
Jun 6 • 43 min
The Weekly Wrap on Storytelling with Seth ‘Batman’ Comic Writer Tom King to Co-Write ‘The New Gods’ Screenplay With Ava DuVernay https://www.thewrap.com/batman-tom-king-new-gods-ava-duvernay/ * The master of Mister Miracle dives into Jack Kirby’s Fourth…
How Action is the Story in John Wick 3: Parabellum, The Weapon Brown ReInvention of Charlie Brown, and Why the Internet Hasn’t Killed Off Books
May 27 • 45 min
*How Action is the Story in John Wick 3: Parabellum https://www.slashfilm.com/john-wick-action-storytelling-influences/ * Gun-fu is the combination of Japanese jiu-jitsu, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, tactical 3-gun, and standing Judo. It is rooted in Wuxia and…
A Grandmother’s Oral Tradition Biography Wins the Ondaatje Prize, An Argument for Atheism, Q&A with Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo, and Science Fiction Without the Dystopia : Episode #52 of the Weekly Wrap
May 20 • 31 min
*Science Fiction Doesn’t Have to Be Dystopian By Joyce Carol Oates Does Ted Chiang’s new collection of stories — Exhalation — support the claim that technology can be a force for human—and robotic—good? * If God Is Dead Your Time Is Everything…
Celebrating 🥳 Mother’s Day Your Way, Hank Aaron, William Shakespeare, and more on the Weekly Wrap
May 13 • 43 min
Remembering Mother’s Day, two legendary names on one date in history, and more on this edition of the Weekly Wrap. * Find me On Social Media Instagram https://www.instagram.com/seththewriter/ Twitter https://twitter.com/1MoreSingleton Facebook…
4 Types of Nonsense You Can Avoid to Cultivate Awareness About the Dangers of Self Help
Apr 27 • 104 min
On a Road to Self Acceptance with Tara Massan and Seth Singleton We start out with the weather. The Butte and Camp Fires have made the air quality in Oakland very dangerous. I share a few personal examples including the joys and discomforts of wearing an…
Weekly Wrap #8: Heroes In Crisis and Threats to DC’s Tom King, Avengers: Endgame and the Anti-Spoilers Movement, Mark Millar’s Space Bandits on Netflix, and Science Comics featuring The Brain!
Apr 27 • 48 min
Science Comics: The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine The Science Comics line is a wonderful marker for quality educational comics, and who better to teach about The Brain than a mad scientist? Science Comics: The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine…
Shazam Movie and the 4 Origins of DC’s Captain Marvel, The Rise of Skywalker Trailer, First Photo of a Black Hole, and an Excerpt from Episode #3 of the DC Comics News Spinner Rack on the Weekly Wrap
Apr 15 • 53 min
Shazam! The Movie - https://www.dccomics.com/movies/shazam The heart of the story is one that we can all relate to as children and adults who remember being children or might not have grown up at all. The heartbeat? It’s hard to do the right thing. Hard…
Weekly Wrap Featuring 5 More Controversial Comics — Joaquin Phoenix Official Joker 🃏 Trailer — Controversial Comics — Dan Mallory’s Novel Secrets —
Apr 8 • 70 min
The Weekly Wrap Intro 3-6-2019 * There’s No Such Thing as a Hard Game (Or an Easy One) https://variety.com/2019/gaming/opinion/theres-no-such-thing-as-a-hard-game-or-an-easy-one-1203176853/ * Rami Israel tells a story about learning to cheat and building…
Sam Barlow’s Telling Lies, Marvel & Stitcher’s Wolverine: The Lost Trail, DCN Podcast Talks 90s Batman, Jericho, and Ravager, Spinner Rack #2, and the Messy Truth About Successful Writers
Mar 31 • 48 min
Sam Barlow’s “Telling Lies” is not a sequel to “Her Story.” https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/what-is-telling-lies-her-story-creator-teases-latest-game-1197506 The latest project from ‘Her Story’ creator Sam Barlow stars Logan Marshall-Green,…
Retired Wine Writer for Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast Magazine Steve Heimoff Offers a Perspective of Time on Professional Standards, Knowing Your Audience, and Good Writing
Mar 26 • 123 min
Meet Steve Heimoff * Steve Heimoff was born in NYC and moved to CA in the late 1970s to go to graduate school, earning an MA in Educational Technology. * After 4 years of directing a Career Planning and Placement Center at a Bay Area college, he switched…
Stranger Things Season 3 Trailer, Hosting the DC Comics News Spinner Rack Podcast, A Podcast Prediction Comes True, GDC 2019 is Here, and a Preview of My Interview with Wine Reviewer Steve Heimoff
Mar 22 • 63 min
Stranger Things Season 3 Trailer is here https://youtu.be/YEG3bmU_WaI Hosting the DC Comics News Spinner Rack Podcast https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dc-comics-news-podcast-network/id1318138081?mt=2&i=1000432596337 A Podcast Prediction Comes True…
Avengers: Endgame Trailer Drops, Letterers are the Unsung Heroes of Education, GDC 101, Authenticity and Laziness, and The Messenger Keeps Ninja Gaiden’s Spirit Alive Weekly Wrap: 3/14/19
Mar 14 • 42 min
Avengers: Endgame trailer messed up my whole schedule. Have you seen it yet? Did you ever think Letterers were a driving force in ESL Education?…
What You Can Do When You Can’t Do What You Want — On a Road to Self Acceptance with Tara Massan
Mar 11 • 91 min
On a Road to Self Acceptance with Tara Massan and Seth Singleton There are few feelings more powerful than want. Only a small number of people even know what it is that they want. Knowing what you want can be the most empowering experience. That is why…
End of an - Arrow Announces the 8th & Final Season of the Emerald Archer, Where Did Superman Hide His Clothes?, Do Video Games Encourage Choices, Early Captain Marvel News & more on Weekly Wrap 3/6/19
Mar 7 • 37 min
Arrow will come to an end with a limited ten-episode 8th season that will bring the show to a close next Fall. The original post on Stephen Amell’s Twitter announcing the news was followed by an emotional video from Amell. I guarantee the DCN Podcast will…
Weekly Wrap: How Obstacles Get in the Way of Commitments and Stumbling as the DCN Podcast Host Relates to Dreaming about Video Games and What You Can Do Even When It’s Not What You Want
Mar 1 • 45 min
Keeping A Commitment Can Mean Stumbling Past Obstacles The intent for this weekly podcast began with a goal to be consistent. I chose to publish on Wednesdays. This week that did not happen. DCN Podcast #13: Armie Hammer Controversy, Batwoman Casting…
The Weekly Wrap Up - Comics, Video Games, and Mid-Week Musings on Marvel’s Departure from Netflix, GTA Cheaters and East Bay Comic Con 2019
Feb 21 • 37 min
The Wednesday Wrap Up *What this is? * An honest attempt to tell you about the week that’s passed and the week ahead The goal is to do this every Wednesday or maybe Thursday. * My schedule is beginning to take on some interesting patterns and I think this…
The 3 Shocks, Manufactured Gods, The Last of the Golden Age Artists, Stealing Yoda and Avatar, and Pulling Out the Brains of Jack Katz Because There is No Time
Feb 16 • 95 min
This is Part 3 in a series of conversations with Jack Katz. *To hear Part 1 Click Here * To hear Part 2 Click Here * Jack’s Biography * As an artist, Jack has spent his whole life dedicated to drawing, writing and getting his thoughts out to the universe.…
Dave Campbell, The Calling, And Why a Mission from God Does Not Always Look The Way You Think
Jan 28 • 90 min
THE VALUE OF A GREAT CONVERSATION I know that I am having a good conversation with someone when I can share a genuine laugh. I don’t know how many times Dave Campbell and I laughed during our talk, but I do know that each time felt like an authentic…
What do you do when it doesn’t feel like Christmas? A few thoughts about perspective
Dec 24, 2018 • 58 min
Christmas is so much more than a day on the calendar. It is a time of magic and wonder in the eyes of many children and adults. But, Christmas is also a state of mind. It’s as much a day on the calendar as it is a day of presents and games and…
The Jack Katz Podcast Conversation Part 2: The Replication of our Downfall and Our Steps into Wonder
Dec 17, 2018 • 65 min
To hear Part 1 Click Here: https://anchor.fm/seth-the-storyteller/episodes/Jack-Katz-On-Creativity—Synchronicity—Fear—and-Romantic-Beauty-and-Human-Tragedy-e2hs83 When we left off with Jack, a time traveler had arrived from the future, only to find he was…
Where to Find the Courage to Challenge Your Beliefs by Asking what Serves You - with Tara Massan
Nov 25, 2018 • 86 min
This is Part Two in a series on Self Acceptance with Tara Massan. Want to listen to Part 1 First? Click here: https://anchor.fm/seth-the-storyteller/episodes/On-a-Road-to-Self-Acceptance-with-Tara-Massan-e2hbk2 Today’s Conversation… Rough Starts can still…
Far I Shields & Green Team Comics: Spiritual Freedom, The Scope of Time & Leaving a Legacy of Change
Nov 15, 2018 • 105 min
The story of your company, your brand, your vision is the story of you. The story of how you turned a dream into something real and tangible. I met Far I Shields at AfroComiCon. That’s when I first heard about Green Team Comics I was lucky enough to sit…
Jack Katz: On Creativity, Synchronicity, Fear, and Romantic Beauty and Human Tragedy
Nov 11, 2018 • 61 min
Discovery is an original experience. I first experienced Jack Katz through his art. I saw a drawing that was hanging in the restroom at Sam’s Old Log Cabin in Albany, Ca. My wife and I had stopped in for breakfast. After we ordered our meal I used the…
On a Road to Self Acceptance with Tara Massan
Nov 6, 2018 • 92 min
It’s not easy to talk about a subject like Self Acceptance. That’s why it can help when you have a guide. I was lucky enough to meet Tara Massan. Her mission is to help others lead a healthier life. She was willing to share her experience and…
My Hong Kong Travel Log: Part 2 - The Adventure Continues - From the Peak to Macau and Home
Nov 3, 2018 • 40 min
To hear Part 1 of this travel podcast click here: https://anchor.fm/seth-the-storyteller/episodes/A-Return-to-Adventure-with-My-Hong-Kong-Travel-Log-Part-1—-SFO-To-Sai-Kung-To-Mon-Kok-e2e9m4 We left the Peak for the comfort of our beds and a chance to…
A Return to Adventure with My Hong Kong Travel Log: Part 1 - SFO To Sai Kung To Mon Kok
Oct 19, 2018 • 65 min
Somewhere in my 20’s traveling became a frustrating juggling act of responsibility and money. Gone was the excitement of my childhood. But, with a little work and a lot of time spent realigning my perceptions I found my way back to the stories at the…
Describing & Defining Toxic Masculinity in Life & Literature
Sep 30, 2018 • 78 min
I recorded this after I heard a news segment that addressed Toxic Masculinity and Michael Phelps promoting an app called TalkSpace that allowed him to discuss his struggles with mental health. I believe that men should talk. I read: 1. What We Mean When…
Poetry is Drowning in the background noise of our…
Sep 19, 2018 • 39 min
I went to a poetry reading on August 30th. I went to the reading to see two good friends Jopseh and Donna and to hear from a new poet named Natasha Saje from Salt Lake City. Great to hear a different voice and hear her perspective. A dream come true and a…
Comic Book Superheroes, John McCain, Thor…
Sep 8, 2018 • 47 min
Comicbook Superheroes John McCain, Thor: Ragnarok, John Donne, and Standing to Face a Challenge It Started on a Saturday morning. I didn’t mean to watch the service for Senator John McCain, but when it came on I did not turn away. When I listened to his…
Why Record a Series of Podcasts about the World Cup?
Sep 1, 2018 • 40 min
So, why record podcasts about your World Cup experiences, or in this case my experiences? I believed I saw a story taking shape in the events leading up to the World Cup. I saw a storyline of drama that ran through daily life and conversation. I thought I…
I Guest Podcast! DCN Podcast Ep. 5 – SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON ‘18
Aug 26, 2018 • 89 min
Originally posted at http://dccomicsnews.com/2018/07/27/dcn-podcast-episode-5-san-diego-comic-con-2018/ On the latest episode of the DC Comics News Podcast, DCN Editor-in-Chief Josh Raynor is joined by DCN Reviewer Seth Singleton and DCN News Writer and…
Edit: Clear the Smoke & See the Fire
Aug 19, 2018 • 32 min
I decided to record a podcast and write this post about editing for a few reasons. The first is that I am working on a draft of a novel. The next is that I am also editing my first audiobook collection. I am also the editor for the writing team on an…
DC Comics - The Immortal Men #3 - DC Comics News Review
Aug 18, 2018 • 9 min
Originally published at DC Comics News [Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers] Writer: James T. Tynion IV Artists: Richard Friend, Ryan Benja Summary There is a new threat for The Immortal Men. The Batman Who Laughs is working with The Infinite…
DC Comics - The Curse of Brimstone #3 - DcComicsNews Review
Aug 10, 2018 • 10 min
Originally published on DcComicsNews - June 7, 2018 [Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers] Writers: Justin Jordan Artists: Philip Tan Summary Did you ever get pressured into making a bad deal? Joe Chamberlain is paying for the deal he made.…
DC Comics - New Challengers #1 - DcComicsNews Review
Aug 7, 2018 • 11 min
Originally published on DcComicsNews [Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers] Writers: Klaus Janson and Andy Kubert Artists: Aaron Gillespie and Scott Snyder Summary Four strangers are transported to a subterranean chamber beneath a mountain in…
Do Curses have anything to do with the World Cup… or You?
Aug 1, 2018 • 12 min
Originally published at https://sethsingletonstoryteller.com Curses have been in the headlines of the 2018 Russia World Cup stories this year. Germany suffered the World Cup Champions Curse when it was eliminated by Mexico. England broke it’s penalty…
Two weeks later - The World Cup Final: A Perspective
Jul 29, 2018 • 16 min
The story of the 2018 Russia World Cup Final between France and Croatia was about more than one game. Two weeks later, we know more than we did. The world is still feeling the impact of the World Cup. * Mbappe was injured. * Awards announced * We know why…
DC Comics - New Age of DC Heroes - Review Damage #5
Jul 26, 2018 • 12 min
Originally published on DcComicsNews [Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers] Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Trevor Scott, Diogenes Neves Summary This is a great issue about secrets. Colonel Jonas has a secret that she needs to share with the…
DC Comics - New Age of DC Heroes - Review: The Immortal Men #2
Jul 19, 2018 • 11 min
This review originally posted on https://dccomicsnews.com The Immortal Men #2 Writers: James Tynion IV Artists: Ryan Benjamin Summary Caden Park ran out of the horrors of a subway nightmare and onto the streets of a deserted New York City. Why does the…
The Eight Days Leading to the World Cup Final
Jul 15, 2018 • 25 min
Right now, while we wait for the World Cup Finals to start, it’s fun to look back at the games that brought us here. There were plenty of great moments and exciting surprises. Russia and Croatia tried to extend their impossible streaks. Take a few minutes…
Seth and Jabari Lake Merritt Conversation:
Jul 14, 2018 • 103 min
The only way to catch up with the always busy Jabari Alii is to join him for a walk around Lake Merritt. The founder of Blue Alchemy Studio and creator of the digital strategy-card game Planet Rise tells me his thoughts on questions raised at the “Black…
July 4 - The Freedom to Reflect on the World Cup
Jul 5, 2018 • 29 min
The freedom to relax and reflect on World Cup action from Saturday through Tuesday. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
DC Comic Book Review: Scooby-Doo Team Up
Jul 3, 2018 • 12 min
Writer: Sholly Fisch Artist: Dario Brizuela Summary Someone opened the wrong time capsule and now evil spirits are on their way to destroy the Washington Monument. How can Scooby-Doo and the Gang stop evil spirits? They have to travel back in time with…
DC Comic Book Review: The Silencer #6 (Final Issue)
Jul 2, 2018 • 11 min
The Silencer is an assassin on the run and a single mother with a secret. None of that changes in this issue. What does change? Well, let’s start with Talia al Ghul facing the consequences of bringing Leviathan after Silencer. That means the Triple Crown…
Breakfast with my friend DJ at the Athletic Club in Oakland
Jun 26, 2018 • 25 min
I met my friend DJ for breakfast yesterday at the Athletic Club in Oakland. DJ is my old teammate from the pitch. We sat down to watch Uruguay vs. Russian and talked about soccer and community. You can read more about our conversation about the World Cup…
Sunday - World Cup Russia 2018 - Action and Reflections
Jun 24, 2018 • 24 min
England’s 6-1 win was more than a victory for the British and contained more than one victory for Panama. Japan and Senegal notch a thrilling draw. Colombia’s Falcao achieves a dream by scoring the first for himself, the first of three for his country. —-…
Counting Your Chickens: Expectation vs. Reality 🇷🇺 2018
Jun 22, 2018 • 30 min
Expectation and Reality share a fabled history. Like two sides of a coin, each has landed on success and failure. These are a few moments when expectation met reality during: 1. When I overslept or slept in and spent the morning trying to catch up on the…
My World Cup Saturday: 4 Inspirational Games, 3 Stunning Wins, 2 Shocking Missed Penalty Kicks, and 1 Unexpected Draw all rolled into 10 Hours of Soccer Glory
Jun 16, 2018 • 28 min
World Cup Russia 2018 was in full swing starting at 3 a.m. Pacific Time here in California. From France’s 2-1 victory over Australia to Messi’s missed penalty kick that resulted in a 1-1 tie with Iceland, the stories of heartache and heroism changed with…
Italy Travel: Have You Had Dinner at Trattoria La Casalinga?
Jun 10, 2018 • 15 min
By Seth Singleton This is a series of posts following my wife and me on a tour of Italy. Day 3 continues in Florence. Following a bout of jet lag and napping, we had the most complete dinner last night at Trattoria Casalinga. To read the full text of this…
Buongiorno Giacomo! How do you get to the top of Il Duomo
Jun 1, 2018 • 17 min
By Seth Singleton This is a series of posts following my wife and me on a tour of Italy. Day 2 continues our stay in Florence, Italy. Next up, the top of the Il Duomo Italy 2nd day. “One should not attend even the end of the world without a good…
That guy crushing you with his airline seat is your inspiration to stand and be a hero
May 28, 2018 • 21 min
It’s not personal. That guy crushing you with his airline seat is your inspiration to stand up and be a hero http://sethsingletonstoryteller.com/2018/05/10/that-guy-crushing-you-with-his-airline-seat-is-your-inspiration-to-stand-up-and-be-a-hero/ Latest…
May the Fourth Be with You
May 4, 2018 • 9 min
A snapshot reflection on a day that was born from the imagination of one story. #StarWars —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Part 2 of “Debunking” with Sarah Webb & Colorism Healing
May 4, 2018 • 62 min
To hear Part 1 of this Discussion with Dr. Sarah Webb Click Here: https://anchor.fm/seth-the-storyteller/episodes/Do-you-know-how-Black-Lightnings-Spectrum-of-Black-Characters-Supports-Diversity—Debunking-Charact-e1com6 Sarah and I continue our discussion…
Echoes from the “Debunking Myths around Black Representation in Gaming” at GDC - A Conversation with
Apr 29, 2018 • 75 min
The Echoes from the “Debunking Myths around Black Representation in Gaming” at GDC raised important questions about diversity and representation. I sit down with Fen Smith, a writer for the upcoming game Planet Rise from Blue Alchemy Studio. Together we…
Do you know how Black Lightning’s Spectrum of Black Characters Supports Diversity? Debunking Charact
Apr 26, 2018 • 56 min
Our conversation on the topics raised by the “Debunking Myths around Black Representation” steps away from the world of gaming and into a discussion with Colorism Healing founder Sarah Webb. Sarah offers the perspective gained from the submissions to her…
More GDC 2018 Reflections & Remembrances - Networking While Standing Outside the Creed Rise to Glory
Apr 23, 2018 • 8 min
My GDC wanderings continued. I stood in line to try Creed: Rise to Glory, met some cool people and then found out I was in the wrong line. hehe 😂 #GDC #Creed #SanFrancisco #Networking #Oakland #story #Gaming —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
Do Superheroes Ever Have This Problem?
Apr 16, 2018 • 15 min
Finding Your Character’s Motivation Originally published at https://sethsingletonstoryteller.com/2018/04/14/do-superheroes-ever-have-this-problem-finding-your-characters-motivation/ By Seth Singleton Getting up in the morning is hard enough without trying…
GDC Xperience Networking
Apr 4, 2018 • 11 min
The GDC Xperience Networking at HotelVIA presented by LevelUp Entertainment. The Planet Rise team was meeting, greeting and signing people up for the mailing list - which included a beta key 🔑 and free cards. The next day there were crowds of people…
More GDC - Hey! You Got a Giant (3-D) Map?
Apr 2, 2018 • 8 min
More GDC - The Big Names, Independent Titles, and a Giant 3-D GDC Map #GDC #gaming #SanFrancisco #Oakland #Map #3D #story —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
My First Podcast
Mar 28, 2018 • 7 min
My First Podcast got lost! I had it all recorded at GDC. When I went to edit it later — it was gone! What would you do? #GDC #SanFrancisco #podcast #oops #Oakland #story —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…