criticism podcasts

Why Self-Conscious Writers Are Doomed

Aside from the general worries that our storycraft isn't good enough, authors are also usually on...

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Why Writers Should Take Their Own Advice

If you've ever found yourself wishing for a writing mentor - someone with the savvy, experience,...

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Embrace Your Internal Editor

We've transformed the internal editor into a monster of epic proportions, but only because we...

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Episode 190: Constructive Criticism - An Oxymoron

Is there such a thing as constructive criticism? Dr. Noelle Nelson suggests you have to make a...

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Iain Softley's The Wings of the Dove

This stunning adaptation of the Henry James novel is 99.9 percent perfect, from the amazing...

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Gillian Armstrong's Little Women

This version of Little Women gets it nearly perfect, from a script that stays close to the Louisa...

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Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula

Bram Stoker's Dracula is an over-the-top costume extravaganza. We discuss the background of the...

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Ronald D. Moore's Outlander

This adaptation of the popular historical fiction/time travel books gets a lot right, but...

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Michael Hirsts's The Tudors

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as Henry VIII and a whole bunch of bad rental costumes ... and it only goes...

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Neil Jordan's The Borgias

Power and intrigue at the Vatican during the Italian Renaissance. Listen as we geek out on shoes...

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Charles Shyer's The Affair of the Necklace

Fabulous 18th-century costumes plus bad casting makes 'The Affair of the Necklace' (2001) a...

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Mira Nair's Vanity Fair

Regency England gets an Indian flair in this adaption of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel. But...

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Wait, Wait, Don't Frock Me

Instead of watching a movie, we quiz a live, studio audience about costume trivia! Tune into the...

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Justin Chadwick's The Other Boleyn Girl

Ah, the great clash of history versus historical fiction! A best-selling book that toys liberally...

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Shekhar Kapur's Elizabeth

Is the Virgin Queen really a virgin? Does it matter? And check out the pants on that studly dude...

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Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette

A metaphor of 1980s consumer consumption and post-punk isolation, plus hardcore costume porn....

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Episode 150: Dealing with In-Law Criticisms

Dr. Noelle Nelson explains how your choices and compromises can be worked into a dealing with new...

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FDR3053 Criticism: The Truth About Bernie Sanders

Stefan addresses some of the responses to his recent "The Truth About Bernie Sanders" video -...

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TWIH Episode 12: The Gotcha Verses Part 2 with Rev. Philip Tanner

On this week’s episode, we continue the discussion with Rev. Philip Tanner, the Greek Geek, about...

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