To mark the X-Mas season, Anthony and Andrew explore the fictional world of the X-Men, from favorite characters like Nightcrawler and Wolverine, to adaptations on the large and small screen, to Magneto's strength as a villain.

The conversation then turns to cast-building. When telling a story, how do you build a cast, and how do you make your characters distinctive?

The episode also includes a post-mortem dicsussion of NaNoWriMo -- did they hit their targets, and was it all worth it? -- and a discussion of the new Captain America and the TV show The Leftovers.

Direct download: storybeater-ep19.mp3
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