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Secrets of Story Episode 31: How Does Irony Work In Stories?

September 1, 2021

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Want to learn more about Dare to Know? Shelf Awareness did a great review and interview with me here.

Matt Bird and I are back with another episode of our Secrets of Story podcast. In this one, Matt lays out his theories of how to use irony effectively in your storytelling, and we talk about his ideas in the context of Casablanca, Blazing Saddles, and Mulan.

(Actually, Matt and I got into a hourlong and extremely contentious argument about Blazing Saddles and whether comedy ages well. But Matt cut all that out. Perhaps we’ll see that audio resurface someday as bonus content!)