Vodcast: The Little Prince and the Beautiful Mess of Story


Stories are so misunderstood. As much as we all enjoy them, we often fail to recognize—or just flat out misunderstand—their importance and power, both for ill and for good. Which is why it’s nice when a story comes along that reminds us of the beauty that a good story can unveil and the ways they can move our hearts.

Today, Paul and I talk about Netflix’s new flick, The Little Prince, and the powerful way it reminds us to refocus our hearts and minds on what really matters, not just what society deems to be ‘Matters of Consequence.’

And, if you prefer an audio-only version, you’re in extra luck this week! We recorded a fun and robust discussion about Suicide Squad and the resonance of its story, as well as its portrayal of a different brand of antihero.

Who wrote this?

Jake Roberson is Plugged In’s social media manager and strategist. He’s the father of four children and husband of one wife, and he quite likes life that way. He also likes writing about entertainment, pop culture, dadhood … and food. He’s also a former Guinness World Record holder for participating in the largest hacky sack circle. Catch up with him on Twitter @jake_roberson

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The trailer of The Little Prince so fascinated me that I read the book soon afterward.  I loved it; it's a beautiful story that engages mind and spirit.  You read it with your head and your heart working together.
Till We Have Faces by C. S. Lewis is similar, and The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky posed an equal challenge to me.  I guess I just like books that call me to go deeper and love stronger.
jake_roberson More than 1 year ago
I need to check out Dostoyevsky's stuff. People keep bringing it up and I keep forgetting. I need to stop the forgetting part. :-)
B Evans More than 1 year ago
The Dealing with Dragons book series had a huge impact on my psyche as a teen girl/woman, as it was the first series I read with a strong female character who wasn't a damsel in distress, but also didn't reject being a woman either. The main character was feminine (though not feminine enough in the eyes of her home society) and strong simultaneously. I don't understand how those books haven't been made into movies yet...
jake_roberson More than 1 year ago
Interesting! I haven't heard of that series, but it sounds intriguing. It is also interesting how Hollywood can still struggle to greenlight and make movies/series with strong and complex female leads.