“This is Not a Story About…” is a classically-inspired modern radio program about the history of cinema written and hosted by filmmaker Ted Geoghegan.
Each episode of the program begins as the story of someone or something in the world of film that cinephiles know quite well, but transforms into an expertly-researched tale about a new topic: one that can be closely-related or worlds away from where its story began. The podcast is edited, mixed, and produced by Adam Stovall.
The series’ debut episode, “This is Not a Story About Walt Disney” follows young Walt as he struggles to make his way in the burgeoning world of animation, but transforms into the story of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, a blockbuster cartoon icon who was stolen out from under Disney and locked away for a half-century before finding redemption in the most unlikely of places.
The second episode, “This is Not a Story About Bruce Lee” begins with the well-known life of martial arts’ biggest name, using it as an introduction to the story of kung fu star Alexander Fu Sheng, whose incredible career in Hong Kong cinema was ultimately overshadowed by bigger names – and whose life and art deserve rediscovery.
The podcast is free and accessible to all who just need a distraction from what’s going on in the world. For both cinephiles and those who know absolutely nothing about movies (such as myself), this podcast is a great gateway into learning more about the less-spoken about topics within the movie industry.
Episode One – This is Not a Story About Walt Disney (27 minutes)
iTunes / Apple Podcast – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-1-walt-disney/id1506800406
Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/episode/2UKq3kIVgLSWvuFqprIsKm
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/ted-geoghegan/this-is-not-a-story-about-episode-1-walt-disney
Buzzsprout – https://www.buzzsprout.com/991810/3271543
Episode Two – This is Not a Story About Bruce Lee (20 minutes)
iTunes / Apple Podcast – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-2-bruce-lee/id1506800406
Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/episode/0wKZUsnfkW25m9WZdbwH4J
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/ted-geoghegan/this-is-not-a-story-about-episode-2-bruce-lee
Buzzsprout – https://www.buzzsprout.com/991810/3315376