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What Happens Next?

The tyrant has fallen, and the empire is no more—the story concludes, or does it? Join Paul Hoppe and me as we delve into the uncharted territories that sequels and prequels navigate. What does it take to extend a narrative beyond its original ending, and how does one craft a tale that maintains the spirit of the original while charting new courses?

A special shoutout to freecplad3454, Paul’s 50th Twitch follower, for commissioning this episode. Check out Paul’s streams at Interested in commissioning your own episode? Reach out to me at, and let’s make it happen!

Riki Hayashi and Matthew Fox explore the ethical questions from the stories geeks love—superheroes, sci-fi, anime, fantasy, video games, and so much more.