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 083: Smile and Pretend Everything’s Under Control

In this episode we talk about minute 83 of The NeverEnding Story:

After Dean expresses his appreciation for Thomas’s dad jokes and Jonathan manages to rhyme his notes for the minute, they get down to analyzing the minute in which the Empress and Atreyu worry that “basically the chosen one is kind of a dum dum”.
There’s more information from the book, another disturbing Georgia O’Keeffian interpretation of the Ivory Tower, and TWO name drops of the movie’s title by the characters.
Be sure to check out our guests: Jonathan Carlisle from The Princess Bride Minute, and Dean from LSG Media

The NeverEnding Story, Minute 082: Knowing Smiles and Gentle Explanation (in a Flying Murder Tower)

In this episode we talk about minute 82 of The NeverEnding Story:

The boys are asking the REAL questions today: Why are there stars? How many neverending Neverending Stories are there? Has Bastian been The Nothing this whole time? How badly does Atreyu need to pee by now?
As Bastian begins to realize that the Empress is talking about him, the destruction of Fantasia increases and forces Barret Oliver to give us his best Darth Vader impression.
Meanwhile Atreyu is accused of being whiny, but really he’s just been through a lot by this point (and maybe has to pee).
Be sure to check out our guests: Jonathan Carlisle from The Princess Bride Minute, and Dean from LSG Media

The NeverEnding Story, Minute 081: Meet the Childlike Empress

In this episode we talk about minute 81 of The NeverEnding Story:

Thomas, Jonathan and Dean are back for “a big Keaunu Reeves minute” as we meet Tami Stronach playing the Childlike Empress.
Tierney is thrown under the “crush on Atreyu” bus in her absence, but all the boys are impressed by this new character.
Within the movie, Atreyu’s here to break the bad news that he has failed but the Empress seems to know something he doesn’t.
Be sure to check out our guests: Jonathan Carlisle from The Princess Bride Minute, and Dean from LSG Media

The NeverEnding Story, Minute 080: The Boys are Back in Town–and Borderline Inappropriate

In this episode we talk about minute 80 of The NeverEnding Story:

“Go on” Falkor says with a wink, and we’re off on a week that gets very meta very fast.
We consists of Thomas, guest Dean of LSG Media, and… wait a second! And Jonathan Carlisle, stepping in while Tierney’s away.
The boys spend plenty of time debating if Bastian is manly enough to eat an apple core, what *exactly* Atreyu entering the Ivory *Tower* represents, and if there was a way Falkor could have said he liked children without being creepy.
Be sure to check out our guests: Jonathan Carlisle from The Princess Bride Minute, and Dean from LSG Media

The NeverEnding Story, Minute 079: Don’t Eat That!

In this episode we talk about minute 79 of The NeverEnding Story:

Today’s minute is “mostly Ivory Tower hero shot” so Thomas, Tierney, and guest Brad have a wonderful time talking tangents: kids are gross, people used to hold tape recorders up to TV speakers to “record” a movie, debating if Jersey Girl was a good movie, and the complicated legacies of creators like Joss Whedon.

Check out Brad Mendenhall on the Minute of Darkness and Cosmic Geppetto podcasts

The NeverEnding Story, Minute 078: Good Ol’ Falkor

In this episode we talk about minute 78 of The NeverEnding Story:

Falkor and Atreyu use the Auryn to see if the Ivory Tower still standing amidst this space rubble.
Thomas sees another Star Wars reference, Tierney finally understands how the Auryn is glowing, and Brad Mendenhall of the Cosmic Geppetto Podcast is back to talk about what a good friend Falkor is and explain the idea of “idiot plot”.

Check out Brad Mendenhall on the Minute of Darkness and Cosmic Geppetto podcasts

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

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