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 087: Oblivious Coupling

In this episode we talk about minute 87 of The NeverEnding Story:

The hosts of The Princess Bride Minute have messed with our minds once again! Today we’re joined by Steve Lastoe who helps set us straight about how little our movies actually have in common.
According to our guest, this is the most important scene and we have a very interesting time analyzing the symbolism of the Empress giving Bastian the seed to create the new Fantastia.
Tierney’s lack of make-up knowledge is exposed as we spend another minute admiring the job that Tami Stronach did in this movie before discussing how the wishes to create Fantasia will work.
Be sure to check out our guest: Steve Lastoe from The Princess Bride Minute

The NeverEnding Story, Minute 086: Call My Name (Even if it’s Awful)!

In this episode we talk about minute 86 of The NeverEnding Story:
This minute is so packed that we just skip right over the part where Jonathan Carlisle staged a coup against his Princess Bride Minute co-host Steve to get to guest today.
Tierney expresses her anger over Bastian’s naming choice for the Empress because she grew up thinking the whole point was to not know her new name.
The boys try to make it better by introducing her to the idea of Barbara Reading Bux who just had a cute nickname from her husband.
Then Bastian takes us to the Empress only for Thomas to break out in problems!
Tune in if you love talk of gravitational pull, light sources, and have always wondered what happened in the book. (Hint: It’s totally different from this!)

Be sure to check out our guest: Jonathan Carlisle from The Princess Bride Minute

The NeverEnding Story, Minute 085: Emote Directly Into the Camera

In this episode we talk about minute 85 of The NeverEnding Story:
What happened to Jonathan? What happened to Atreyu?!
Thomas has Tierney and Steve Lastoe of The Princess Bride Minute to emotionally support him as he has to watch The Childlike Empress cry.
Steve brings some excellent discussion of universe building and destruction as well as the fun observation that perhaps we’re watching a young Jim Carrey.
This minute brings us right up to the moment when Bastian will CALL HER NAME!

Be sure to check out our guest: Steve Lastoe from The Princess Bride Minute

The NeverEnding Story, Minute 084: The One Thing Bastian Can’t Imagine

In this episode we talk about minute 84 of The NeverEnding Story:

Dean of LSG Media podcast and Jonathan-guest-host-extraordinare-Carlise are back for one more day to discuss the unfortunate destruction of the Ivory Tower around the Childlike Empress and Atreyu.
One more day to be impressed by her calmness in the face of her own mortality, one more day to critique the questionable special effects of these space rocks exploding, one more day to wonder how much it will take to get Bastian to actually embrace his destiny.
Be sure to check out our guests: Jonathan Carlisle from The Princess Bride Minute, and Dean from LSG Media

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