Daystar and Alexander describe five of the major types of conflicts in storytelling, and the pitfalls and strengths of each.
Co-hosted by Alexander Wales
With thanks to Tim Yarbrough for the Intro/Outro music, G.A.T.O Must Be Respected
Meditations on Moloch, by Scott Alexander
Hatchet, by Gary Paulson
The Martian, by Andy Weird
Anita Blake, by Laurell K. Hamilton
Gentle Seduction, by Marc Stiegler (short scifi story mentioned)
Cave Men Science Fiction, by Dresden Codak
The Last Policeman, by Ben H. Winters
00:30 Why do we need conflict?
02:05 Man vs Man
05:54 Man vs Society
14:28 Man vs Nature
21:27 Man vs Self
28:32 Man vs Technology