Episode 237 – With Naomi Novik

On June 23, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 237 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Naomi Novik. About Naomi: Naomi Novik was born in New York in 1973, a first-generation American, and raised on Polish fairy tales, Baba Yaga, and Tolkien. She studied English Literature at Brown University and did graduate work in Computer […]

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Episode 236 – With Greg Weisman

On June 16, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 236 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Greg Weisman,  comic book and animation writer and producer, best known as the co-creator of Gargoyles and as the Supervising Producer of The Spectacular Spider-Man, and the Young Justice animated series – obviously the coolest animated DC Universe show ever. […]

Episode 235 – With Melissa Flashman and Margaret Bail

On June 9, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 235 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat for a bit before Patrick’s live interview with two literary agents: Margaret Bail (Inklings Literary Agency) and Melissa Flashman (Trident Media Group). About Margaret Bail: Margaret Bail has a BA in English and an MFA in Creative and Professional Writing. With […]

Episode 234 – With RL Stine and Mary Kay Andrews

On May 26, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 234 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat for a bit before Patrick’s live interview with not one, but two NY Times best selling authors: Mary Kay Andrews and R.L. Stine. About R.L. Stine: R.L. Stine was born in Columbus, Ohio. When Bob was nine, he found an old […]

Episode 233 – With MK Meredith

On May 19, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 233 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat about things and ideas and then cut to Patrick’s live interview with writer, 2014 Pikes Peak Writers Conference Director, and all around awesome person, MK Meredith. About MK: MK Meredith writes single title contemporary romance novels, promising an emotional ride on […]

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Episode 232 – With Trai Cartwright

On May 12, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 232 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat about music and stuff and then cut to Patrick’s live interview with writer, professional story breaker, editor and creative writing and screenwriting teacher, Trai Cartwright. About Trai: TRAI CARTWRIGHT, MFA, has over 25 years experience as a professional story breaker. While […]

Episode 231 – With Adam Christopher

On April 28, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 231 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Adam Christopher. About Adam: ADAM CHRISTOPHER is a novelist and comic writer. In 2010, as an editor, Christopher won a Sir Julius Vogel award, New Zealand’s highest science fiction honor. His debut novel, Empire State, was SciFiNow’s Book of the Year and a Financial […]

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Episode 230 – With Ferrett Steinmetz

On April 21, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 230 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Ferrett Steinmetz. About Ferrett: A firm believer in the “apply butt to chair, then fingers to keyboard” philosophy, Ferrett Steinmetz writes for at least an hour every day – which helps, he promises. He is a graduate of both […]

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Episode 229 – With Steve Bein

On April 14, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 229 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Steve Bein. About Steve: Steve Bein (pronounced “Bine”) is a philosopher, traveler, translator, and award-winning author of science fiction and fantasy. His short fiction has appeared in Asimov’s, Interzone, Writers of the Future, and in international translation. His Fated Blades […]

 

Episode 228 – With Kristi Charish

On April 7, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 228 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with scientist and author Kristi Charish. About Kristi: Kristi is the author of OWL AND THE JAPANESE CIRCUS (Jan 13th, 2015, Simon & Schuster Canada/Pocket Books US), an urban fantasy about Ex-archaeology grad student turned international antiquities thief, Alix— better known […]

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Episode 227 – With Peter ‘Vengeance’ Brett

On March 31, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 227 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio have to step back and let Peter ‘Vengeance’ Brett take center stage – he’s on a mission of vengeance – and he wants you to READ HIS BOOK! About Peter ‘Vengeance’ Brett: The first non-school book without pictures Peat ever read was […]

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Episode 226 – Jamie Todd Rubin

On March 24, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 226 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Jamie Todd Rubin. About Jamie: I’ve always had a fascination with the life of writers that I admire. They make up these great stories, but what are they like as people? A guilty pleasure of mine is reading biographical pieces […]

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Episode 225 – Live from Capricon 35 with Jody Lynn Nye

On March 17, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 225 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat live at Capricon 35 with Jody Lynn Nye. About Jody: Jody Lynn Nye lists her main career activity as ‘spoiling cats.’ When not engaged upon this worthy occupation, she writes fantasy and science fiction books and short stories. Since 1987 she […]

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Episode 224 – Live from Capricon 35 with Mary Robinette Kowal

On March 10, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 224 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat live at Capricon 35 with Mary Robinette Kowal. About Mary: Hugo-award winning author, Mary Robinette Kowal is a novelist and professional puppeteer. Her debut novel Shades of Milk and Honey (Tor 2010) was nominated for the 2010 Nebula Award for Best Novel. In […]

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Episode 223 – Live from Capricon 35 with John Bivens

On February 24, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 223 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with comic book artist and Capricon 35 Artist Guest of Honor John Bivens. About John: Comic book artist. Worked on the award winning COMIC BOOK TATTOO, POPGUN volume 4, & Reading With Pictures. Currently drawing DARK ENGINE from Image Comics This […]

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Episode 222 – With Myke Cole

On February 10, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 222 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Myke Cole. About Myke: As a secu­rity con­tractor, gov­ern­ment civilian and mil­i­tary officer, Myke Cole’s career has run the gamut from Coun­tert­er­rorism to Cyber War­fare to Fed­eral Law Enforce­ment. He’s done three tours in Iraq and was recalled to […]

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4 Book Recommendations for You

On February 6, 2015, in Uncategorized, by John Anealio

The Martian by Andy Weir Presumed dead, astronaut Mark Whatley is stranded on Mars and has to figure out how to survive on his own. Apollo 11 meets Castaway. Macguyver in space. Call it whatever you want, but it’s the best book that I’ve read so far this year. Can’t wait for the movie. The […]

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Episode 221 – With Brian Brushwood

On February 3, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 221 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with podcaster and television personality Brian Brushwood. About Brian: Host of Scam School for Discovery & Hacking The System for NatGeo. Two Billboard #1 comedy albums. Eats fire. Sticks nails in eyes. Jackass. This week’s picks: Brian: Amazon Prime Pilot: The […]

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The Functional Nerds at Capricon 35, February 2015

On January 31, 2015, in News, by Patrick Hester

Your friendly neighborhood podcasting duo will be making a rare live appearance at Capricon 35 in Wheeling, IL February 12th – the 15th 2015.  We’ll be on several panels and recording live in front of a studio audience! We would love to see as many of you as will fit in the room for the […]

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Episode 220 – with Brian McClellan

On January 27, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 220 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with writer Brian T. McClellan. About Brian: Brian lives in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife, two dogs, a cat, and between 6,000 and 60,000 honey bees (depending on the time of year). He began writing on Wheel of Time role playing […]

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Episode 219 – With Matt Forbeck

On January 20, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 219 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with writer and Capricon 35 Author Guest of Honor, Matt Forbeck. About Matt: Matt Forbeck has worked full-time on games and fiction since 1989, when he graduated from the Residential College at the University of Michigan with a degree in Creative […]

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Episode 218 – With Margaret Weis

On January 13, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 218 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with prolific writer and Dragonlance co-creator Margaret Weis. About Margaret: Margaret Weis is the New York Times Bestselling author of the Dragonlance Chronicles and Dragonlance Legends as well as many other award-winning and notable series, most recently Dragon Brigade with Robert […]

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