The Neverending Minute is a podcast that will break down the 1984 Classic movie “The Neverending Story” one minute at a time, 5 days a week. Join us on the adventure of a lifetime into Fantasia as we explore every second and learn more than we ever thought we could know about this wonderful piece of nostalgia.

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The NeverEnding Story, Minute 076: The Little Mer-Falkor

In this episode we talk about minute 76 of The NeverEnding Story:

Brad of the Cosmic Geppetto podcast is back for this emotional roller coaster of a minute.
Atreyu flees after killing Gmork, then Falkor goes for a swim to save the Auryn, then The Nothing threatens to suck up Atreyu (like a tornado).
Brad’s response to Thomas describing how they filmed the action scene: “This could not happen now.”
Check out Brad Mendenhall on the Minute of Darkness and Cosmic Geppetto podcasts

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The NeverEnding Story, Minute 075: But he that is in battle slain, will never rise to fight again

In this episode we talk about minute 75 of The NeverEnding Story:

Brad’s here! No, for real this time! Brad Mendenhall of Minute of Darkness and the Cosmic Geppetto podcast joins us for the craziest fight scene you don’t get to see.
Atreyu slays Gmork (making all of Thomas’s dreams come true) and Tierney cries her way through his death twitches.
We talk about fight scenes, violence, and how much blood you can actually get away with in a children’s movie.
Check out Brad Mendenhall on the Minute of Darkness and Cosmic Geppetto podcasts

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The NeverEnding Story, Minute 074: Hope, Control, and THE POWER

In this episode we talk about minute 74 of The NeverEnding Story:

Gmork explains that he has been helping the Nothing and the audience realizes the only hope to save Fantasia is if Bastian refuses to give up his hopes and dreams.
We have so much fun on our last day with Gary and Victoria talking about Big Bads, sidekicks, stories that loop, and the movies that make us nostalgic for childhood.
We do get deep again talking about the depiction of depression in this story but end with some happy Harry Potter talk.
Check out Gary and Victoria on the Harry Potter Minute and Ferris Bueller’s Minute Off

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The NeverEnding Story, Minute 073: The Veil is Lifted

In this episode we talk about minute 73 of The NeverEnding Story:

Gary and Victoria of Harry Potter Minute are back for the minute that proves this movie can do villian exposition right, and we blow Gary’s mind talking about magical books (go figure).
Gmork tells Atreyu about The Nothing, his role in the end of Fantasia, and basically informs Atreyu that he isn’t real.
On a less weighty note, we have some more puppet appreciation today.

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The NeverEnding Story, Minute 072: What IS the Gmork?

In this episode we talk about minute 72 of The NeverEnding Story:

Keep the lights on! In the movie, Gmork and Atreyu begin a conversation that the entire explanation of the movie pivots on.
In the studio, Tierney discusses the abilities of werewolves in the book versus the movie, Gary drops some Norse mythology knowledge on us, and Thomas tries to distract Victoria by talking about horror movies that DO NOT have Gmork in them.
Spoilers for (at least) Final Destination and Meet Joe Black.
Check out Gary and Victoria on the Harry Potter Minute and Ferris Bueller’s Minute Off

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The NeverEnding Story, Minute 071: The Museum of Fantasia Arts

In this episode we talk about minute 71 of The NeverEnding Story:

Atreyu finds himself surrounded by artwork depicting the events of his quest. (He didn’t chose the quest life; the quest life chose him!)
We put on our art critic hats to talk about these murals, and Victoria and Gary bring their expertise from Harry Potter Minute to debate if Gmork is a Grim.

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The NeverEnding Story, Minute 069: Even the Stupid Bat

In this episode we talk about minute 69 of The NeverEnding Story:

Thomas and Tierney are joined one more time by Mike Carlucci of the Return to Oz Minute podcast and he learns a lot more about what he missed earlier in the movie.
He gives us the great line “Now this is snail racing!” and saves the day when we judge Atreyu for calling Falkor “his luckdragon” by explaining Falkor is just like an Uber or Lyft.
After we debate how The Nothing works, Mike gives us his sum up of what this movie is and Thomas makes him an offer he doesn’t refuse.

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The NeverEnding Story, Minute 068: The Guy from the Logo!

In this episode we talk about minute 68 of The NeverEnding Story:

Mike Carlucci thought this “rock man” sounded familiar and discovers the magic that is Alan Oppenheimer’s listing of credits.
After realizing that he knows that voice “from literally everything”, we go on to discuss Return to Oz crossovers and Rock Biter’s apparent need for Tough Actin’ Tinactin.

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The NeverEnding Story, Minute 067: Woof Prints

In this episode we talk about minute 67 of The NeverEnding Story:

Atreyu wakes up on a beach sans Auryn and begins shouting for Falkor.
Mike Carlucci is back to tell us what he thinks is going on (having never seen the movie before) and talks with Tierney and Thomas about werewolves, East Coast beaches, and the detailed history of that victory arch in the background.
Tierney tries to convince him everything is going to be just fine with those giant pawprints in the sand, but the sad Top Gun music is back…

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The NeverEnding Story, Minute 066: Much More Neck Than You Remembered

In this episode we talk about minute 66 of The NeverEnding Story:

Mike Carlucci is back for “another amazing minute” with these impressive storm clouds.
The plot makes Atreyu fall, and Bastian fights a window in the attic.
Thomas and Tierney took basically the same notes for this minute, but no one could foresee the amazing knee-hurting challenge that ensues among our hosts.

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The NeverEnding Story, Minute 065: Falkor in the Washing Machine

In this episode we talk about minute 65 of The NeverEnding Story:

Thomas and Tierney are joined by Mike Carlucci of Return to Oz Minute and he’s NEVER SEEN this movie!
We have fun explaining that the flying dog isn’t really a dog at all, that Bastian and Atreyu are two different kids, and talk special effects with our guest.
We also give a shout out to the sound editors even as a sound Thomas swears he heard causes controversy in the attic…

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The NeverEnding Minute: Hiatus Wrap Up

Sorry for the delay in getting out new episodes!

We had an issue with our hosting provider and had to switch. Because of this you may have downloaded old episodes again as if they were new, sorry! 

We should be returning to our regular publishing schedule now, so enjoy and be sure to leave us a review on iTunes.

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The NeverEnding Story, Minute 064: Faster, More Intense

In this episode we talk about minute 64 of The NeverEnding Story:

Atreyu and Falkor are soarin’ over Fantasia for literally all of this minute.
Ralph from Cake Boss drops by one more time to sing for us and to ask the real questions: How is Falkor propelled to fly? Why wasn’t there a spinoff movie with the Night Hob? And most importantly: What are you riding in a race across Fantasia?

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The NeverEnding Story, Minute 063: “Cool Flying Dog Dragon Shots”

In this episode we talk about minute 63 of The NeverEnding Story:

The Southern Oracle is destroyed (or is it?) but Atreyu is back on the quest and ready to find the boundaries of Fantasia with Falkor. If only either of them had any idea where those are…
In the studio we bid a fond farewell to the Bloobs, talk about awkward tonal shifts, and finally define our podcast rating by coining the term “80s PG”.

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The NeverEnding Story, Minute 062: Tennis Atreyu

In this episode we talk about minute 62 of The NeverEnding Story:

Forget diamonds: glitter is forever.
The Southern Oracle tells Atreyu the empress needs a new name and Tierney encourages audience participation when discussing art styles.
Thomas questions if this statue is made of cake while guest Ralph (of Cake Boss) explains Flavor Flav’s contributions to the world of film.

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The NeverEnding Story, Minute 061: This Again?

In this episode we talk about minute 61 of The NeverEnding Story:

Atreyu passes through the Mirror Gate and sees the Southern Oracle… which looks *almost* exactly like the Sphinx Gate.
Ralph (@cakebossralph on Twitter) is back to introduce us to the concept of “bloobs” and tell us about the cartoon series, the sequels, and the awkwardness of knowing someone who looks like Atreyu in real life.
Warning for people uncomfortable with the idea of Steve Buscemi giving you a bath; for some reason that comes up starting at 20:30.

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The NeverEnding Story, Minute 060: A Talk of Librarians and Fire

In this episode we talk about minute 60 of The NeverEnding Story:

Ralph from Cake Boss graces our podcast with his presence and gets schooled on the fact that librarians do still exist in the world.
After a staring contest with a book, Bastian gets down to some serious reading and totally safely lights many candles in the school attic.
Our tangent into X-Men and the casting choices of the tv show M*A*S*H really did start off naturally by discussing Bastian’s possible mutant powers…

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The NeverEnding Story, Minute 059: Bashing Bastian

In this episode we talk about minute 59 of The NeverEnding Story:

Things have gone too far: Thomas’s favorite song is being distorted, books are being thrown about in front of Tierney, and the snow is SO FAKE.
But at least we can all agree that Atreyu seeing Bastian in the mirror as his “true self” gives us a lot to talk about.
Rick and Julia travel one more time from the baking sun of Australia to the snowy tundra of Fantastia to debate the lessons of this movie.

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The NeverEnding Story, Minute 058: In Soviet Fantasia, Mirror Find You

In this episode we talk about minute 1 of The NeverEnding Story:

Rick and Julia of Mad Max Minute are back to watch Atreyu discover the Mirror Gate, talk about the trouble with navigating Fantasia, and witness Tierney dropping some book knowledge that blows Thomas’s mind.
We also create one of our darkest theories yet for where this sudden blizzard came from.

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