StorySmack

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StorySmack is a podcast produced by Empty Set Entertainment about stories and storytellers in the world of pop culture. It is hosted by Scott Sigler and A Kovacs and often features reviews and discussion about films, but occasionally ventures into discussions of books, television, combat sports and the craft of storytelling.

Episode Release Date Title Description
1 December 7, 2016 Doctor Strange Scott & ARealGirl get all mystical and chat about Doctor Strange.
2 December 16, 2016 NEW HOPE & FORCE AWAKENS the same flick? We’re off to see ROGUE ONE, and to celebrate, let’s talk Star Wars Smack! Many, many nerds have waxed endlessly how Episode IV: A New Hope (the original 1976 Star Wars flick), and Episode VI, The Force Awakens, are the exact same movie. Professor Sigler and the learned Doctor Kovacs delve deep into this comparison to give you a StorySmack diagnoses.
3 December 23, 2016 The DIE HARD Christmas Special In this episode, we get into the muck of one of the world’s greatest, most enduring philosophical questions: is DIE HARD a Christmas movie?

We also cover a shit-ton of tidbits, trivia and facts about this enduring classic, including:

  • Who was supposed to play John Mclane?
  • Is this a sequel to a Sinatra flick?
  • The book (yes, book this movie is based on).
  • Which member of this cast served hard time?
  • Which famous lion tamers were cast as bad guys?
  • Does anyone in this flick actually sprechen Deutsch?
4 December 30, 2016 FOUR ROOMS & New Year’s Eve! Happy New Year from the Future Dark Øverlord and the Director of Døøm! And, yes, the Dog of Døøm as well. To celebrate the incoming wonders that 2017 brings, we review the quirky New Year’s Eve anthology comedy known as FOUR ROOMS. Join us for a discussion of Tim Roth‘s masterful physical performance that ties together a shit-show of short films by Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Allison Anders and Alexandre Rockwell.
5 January 7, 2017 Galaxy Quest! If you haven’t seen Galaxy Quest in all this time since 1999, let’s just say you’re missing out. Or, more correctly, if you’re a fan of this ‘cast, or scifi, or nerdom and you haven’t seen Galaxy Quest … you’re totally missing out. Just trust us, see it.
6 January 13, 2017 Friday the 13th (the original!)
7 January 20, 2017 Hollywood lessons learned from 2016 box office
8 January 27, 2017 RESIDENT EVIL is worth one beeelion dollars.
9 February 3, 2017 2016’s Most Expensive Movies
10 February 11, 2017 JOHN WICK & the danger of killing random dogs
11 February 17, 2017 WAYNE’S WORLD 25th Anniversary
12 March 7, 2017 LETHAL WEAPON 30th Anniversary
13 March 11, 2017 GLADIATOR 17th Anniversary
14 March 27, 2017 European Tour & how travel impacts storytelling
15 April 7, 2017 Murder 1-2-3: courtroom definitions in storytelling
16 April 20, 2017 HALF-BAKED: 4/20 Special Episode
17 April 28, 2017 ALIENS: Scott’s favorite movie of all time
18 May 6, 2017 The Fifth Element • 20th Anniversary Review
19 May 13, 2017 [https://scottsigler.com/podcast/snatch/ SNATCH (with special guests: the FDØ’s nephews)
20 June 23, 2017 PREDATOR 30th Anniversary
21 July 10, 2017 MAD MEN First Episode 10th Anniversary
22 August 1, 2017 Shallow Grave & guest, author Rob Reid
23 August 4, 2017 LAST OF THE MOHICANS: 25th Anniversary
24 September 8, 2017 Magic & Mullets: WARLOCK
25 September 15, 2017 SUPERBAD came out a decade ago (yes, feel old)
26 September 22, 2017 Upcoming movies & other hilarity
27 September 29, 2017 Jerry Before Seinfeld
28 October 13, 2017 The Big Lebowski, recorded live at SiglerFest2k17
29 October 27, 2017 Chinatown — the perfect screenplay?
30 November 17, 2017 STARSHIP TROOPERS 20th Anniversary
31 December 12, 2017 Good Will Hunting 20th Anniversary
32 December 29, 2017 John Williams
33 January 17, 2018 Pierce Brown live interview for IRON GOLD
34 March 10, 2018 Han’s rescue — what, exactly, was the plan?
35 April 27, 2018 SiglerFest2k18 — the ins and outs of a fan festival
36 May 18, 2018 RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
37 June 22, 2018 Evan Diamond
38 September 27, 2018 RUSH HOUR Twentieth Anniversary
39 October 1, 2018 BLUE BALLS, a Very Special Episode …
40 October 17, 2018 [https://scottsigler.com/podcast/tremors/ TREMORS, A Horror/Comedy Classic[
41 October 23, 2018 Fan festivals for creators – a SiglerFest2k18 recap
42 November 9, 2018 BODIED Hollywood Premier
43 January 23, 2019 SpiderMan: Into the Spiderverse
44 February 6, 2019 The Storytelling Drama of Combat Sports
45 February 2, 2019 Groundhog Day
46 February 14, 2019 My Bloody Valentine
47 March 22, 2019 GFL VI pre-order info!
48 April 17, 2020 Pulp Fiction 25th Anniversary
49 March 24, 2020 2012 – A Disaster(ous) Movie
50 April 8, 2020 ALIEN Director’s Cut
51 May 6, 2020 THE PLATFORM