Don't Encourage Us

Don't Encourage Us is a podcast that explores the weird and wonderful world of creative ideas with two clever and quick-witted hosts. Their discussions range from thought-provoking analyses to hilarious and irreverent takes on fiction in all its forms. With a razor-sharp sense of humor and a deep appreciation for the power of storytelling, these hosts are sure to keep you entertained and engaged from start to finish. So, if you're looking for a podcast that will challenge your assumptions, expand your horizons, and make you laugh along the way, look no further than Don't Encourage Us. And ChatGPT wrote that description so don't get mad at the hosts if it's all lies...

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h3m. Bisher sind 43 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 21 hours 44 minutes


episode 13: Asimov's Foundation Series and Swedish film Aniara (2018) with Artist and Filmmaker A. Mert Erdem

In a sci-fi cinematic journey for the ages, our hosts and their guest hostage, multidisciplinary artist A. Mert Erdem, come together to explore the captivating realms of Isaac Asimov's Foundation series and the thought-provoking Swedish film Aniara (2018). Through lively discussions and deep analysis, they delve into the intricacies of these visionary works, examining their rich themes, complex narratives, and profound philosophical underpinnings...


 July 10, 2023  1h18m

episode 12: The Streaming Warz

In a very special episode, our hosts delve into the fascinating topic of how competition between streaming services is reshaping viewer preferences. They examine the effects of this fierce competition, such as the growing division between short- and long-form content, emerging monetization strategies, and the resulting impact on the quality and diversity of content available...


 July 3, 2023  47m

episode 11: Launching Your Creative Business: Graphic Designs and Candles

Someone screwed up and encouraged them so now our hosts are fired up and ready to discuss the latest Daniel Silva novel, Portrait of a Woman, and delve into the fascinating world of provenance - the history of ownership and custody of a piece of art. They also explore the steps required to build a business around artistic products, from creating unique pieces to marketing and branding...


 June 26, 2023  1h7m

episode 10: Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

No longer in their primes, our hosts return to active duty for one last harrowing discussion of the 2022 movie Top Gun: Maverick, starring Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, and Jon Hamm. The hosts fall all over themselves praising the breathtaking flying scenes and top-notch cinematography, then dig deep to think up unfair criticisms and worse endings. ---------SPOILERS AHEAD---------


 June 19, 2023  1h0m

episode 9: Story Break: War Zone

In this gripping story break episode, the hosts embark on an enthralling exploration of an original story idea about a power struggle between a menacing drug cartel and an international terrorist organization. Come immerse yourself in a world teetering on the brink of chaos, intricate plot threads, multifaceted characters, and heart-stopping action...


 June 12, 2023  46m

episode 8: The Lost City (2022)

This week, the guys review "The Lost City," the 2022 Netflix romantic comedy starring Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock. Listen and be amazed as they get lost in the dense, disorienting jungle of performances, writing, and wardrobe choices. Was it a worthy addition to the rom-com genre or did it remind them a little too much of better films...??? The answer is the second one.


 June 5, 2023  1h6m

episode 7: Pulse (2001) Vs Pulse (2006)

In a cautionary tale to podcasters everywhere, the hosts of Don't Encourage Us survive just long enough to review the depressing 2001 Japanese horror film Pulse, directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, along with the 2006 American PG-13 remake, and the two direct-to-DVD sequels. They discuss the differences among the films, including the changes in tone, message, and target audience, and then make unhelpful recommendations as to who should watch these movies, all while our hosts gradually fade into ash...


 May 29, 2023  1h5m

episode 6: Story Break: Gravity Lost

In this podcast episode, our hosts set out to develop an original idea for a science fiction short film. They begin by discussing the Knight Rider Universe, V, and Teen Wolf before awkwardly rambling their way to the point. As they brainstorm ideas, they consider the visual and thematic elements that will make their film stand out, the importance of creating compelling characters and a strong narrative arc, as well as incorporating social commentary and exploring larger themes...


 May 22, 2023  54m

episode 5: Treat Williams and Story Break: The Billionaire Slayer

In this episode, our hosts launch their new Treat Williams-themed streaming service and try to break an original story idea about a pilot who murders billionaires. As they dive into this story, they'll be discussing the character motivations, the potential obstacles their protagonist may face, and how many ninjas it would take to stop Steven Seagal...


 May 15, 2023  57m

episode 4: Story Break: A Sitcom About A Sitcom

In this episode, the hosts attempt to come up with an original idea for a situation comedy. They engage in a lively back-and-forth as they brainstorm different scenarios and characters, and consider how to infuse their ideas with humor and heart. Throughout the episode, they also offer insights into the creative process and serve as a cautionary tale for what not to do in the writers' room...


 May 8, 2023  46m