Episode 384 – Just Us and Physical Books

On December 4, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

Patrick and John are back this week to talk about physical books. John highlights, underlines and marks notes in physical books whereas Patrick is convulsing and wants to curl up in a ball under his desk just having to type that for you to read… Patrick sees physical books as art and displays them proudly. […]

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Episode 383 – With RJ Theodore (Rekka Jay)

On November 27, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 383 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome RJ (Rekka Jay) Theodore – author of FLOTSAM! About FLOTSAM: A fantastical steampunk first contact novel that ties together high magic, high technology, and bold characters to craft a story you won’t soon forget. Captain Talis just wants to keep her airship […]

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Episode 382 – Just Us, Country Music, Books and Streaming

On November 20, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

Patrick and John are talking about Patrick’s trip to KY, country music, the perfect country and western song, books – fiction and non-fiction (including Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty), Netflix canceling Luke Cage (and that other show… Fisty McIron Whine or whatever), CBS All Access, Disney’s streaming service, a new live action Star Wars show, […]

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Episode 381 – With Ryder Carroll

On November 13, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 381 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Ryder Carroll – creator of The Bullet Journal Method: Track Your Past, Order Your Present, Plan Your Future. About Ryder Carroll: Bullet Journal® (or BuJo® for short) was created by Ryder Carroll, a digital product designer and author living in Brooklyn, NY. […]

Episode 380 – With Jamie Todd Rubin

On October 30, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 380 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome back an old friend – Jamie Todd Rubin! About Jamie Todd Rubin: Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction, and has been blogging since late 2005. His fiction has appeared in many of the leading science fiction magazines, as well as a […]

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Episode 379 – Just Us, Books, Comics and Streaming

On October 16, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

Patrick and John are back for the second of two Just Us episodes. We’re talking about Patrick’s hole in one, the increasingly fractured digital streaming services marketplace, Netflix and Prime, comiXology Unlimited and reading digital comics, and more. Links: John Anealio on Twitter Patrick Hester on Twitter The Functional Nerds Patreon Page Patrick’s Book: Into […]

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Episode 378 – Just Us and Digital Licensing

On October 9, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

Patrick and John are back for the first of two Just Us episodes. In the first, we talk about a recent controversy over digital licensing rights and how they impact what you ‘buy’ including movies, tv shows, audiobooks and ebooks. Additionally, we go down the road of digital media versus print media – costs, distribution, […]

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Episode 377 – With Mur Lafferty

On October 2, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 377 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome back an old friend – Mur Lafferty! Mur has a new book out called Solo: A Star Wars Story – the official novelization of the movie! About Solo: A Star Wars Story: Though Han Solo has thrilled Star Wars fans for decades, […]

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Episode 376 – with Anna Smith Spark

On September 18, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 376 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Grim Dark Fantasy author Anna Smith Spark! Her Empires of Dust trilogy began with the David Gemmell Awards shortlisted The Court of Broken Knives, and continues with the newly released The Tower of Living and Dying. About Anna Smith Spark: Anna lives […]

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Episode 375 – Just Us and Social Media

On September 11, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

Patrick and John return from the Labor Day break to discuss how they, and social media, has changed in the years since starting The Functional Nerds podcast, including how we use social media and which platforms we prefer. Links: John Anealio on Twitter Patrick Hester on Twitter The Functional Nerds Patreon Page Patrick’s Book: Into […]

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Episode 374 – Just Us and Music (mostly)

On August 28, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

Patrick and John return from a brief hiatus (Patrick has been sick) to talk about the music they’ve been listening to, the books they’ve been reading, how they consume books these days, beer, podcasts, and so very much more. You’ll just have to listen for yourself to gobble up all the goodies. And a special […]

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Episode 373 – With Tim Niederriter

On August 14, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 373 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome author and podcaster Tim Niederriter. He has several books out, including Spells of the Curtain: Court Mage, Spells of the Curtain: Battle Mage, Spells of the Curtain: Winter Mage, Memory Lost: A Post-Apocalyptic Cyberpunk Thriller (The Root Conspiracy Book 1), Mind Chase: […]

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Episode 372 – Just Us and SDCC

On August 7, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

Patrick and John return from a brief hiatus to talk about all the goodies coming out of San Diego Comic Con 2018! What does this conversation include? We’re so glad you asked! Among other things, we discuss: Doctor Who, DC Comic’s new streaming service, Titans, Young Justice, Man of Steel, Ben Affleck, Star Wars: The […]

Episode 371 – With Mary Robinette Kowal

On July 24, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 371 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome back Hugo-award winning author, Mary Robinette Kowal! Her book – The Calculating Stars – is out with its companion in the duology – The Fated Sky – will be out in August! About The Calculating Stars: A meteor decimates the U.S. government […]

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Episode 370 – Just Us, Disney, Fox, Solo and the state of Star Wars

On July 17, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

Patrick and John have a frank and serious chat about fandom, specifically Star Wars and the reactions to Solo: A Star Wars Story. SPOILER ALERT! IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, and plan to, and have avoided spoilers, then YOU MIGHT WANT TO SKIP THIS EPISODE UNTIL AFTER YOU’VE SEEN THE […]

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Episode 369 – With Andy Weir

On July 10, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 369 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome New York Times Best Selling author Andy Weir! ARTEMIS – an irresistible new near-future thriller–a heist story set on the moon – is available now via paperback. About ARTEMIS: Jasmine Bashara never signed up to be a hero. She just wanted to […]

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Episode 368 – With Delilah S. Dawson

On June 26, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 368 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome back New York Times Best Selling author Delilah S. Dawson! Delilah’s new book – co-authored with fellow NYT Best Selling Author Kevin Hearne – is called KILL THE FARM BOY and drops on July 17th, 2018 from Del Rey. About KILL THE […]

Episode 367 – With Jim Butcher

On June 19, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 367 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with NY Times Best Selling Author – Jim Butcher! His new book – BRIEF CASES – is a collection of short stories set in the Dresden Files Universe which includes a brand new story. Our interview begins at the 15:32 mark if […]

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Episode 366 – Just Us and The Slow Burn + Avengers Infinity War

On June 12, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

After a brief hiatus for Memorial Day, Patrick and John are back in episode 366 talking about many things – FIRST OFF – SPOILER ALERT! IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, and plan to, and have avoided spoilers, then YOU MIGHT WANT TO SKIP THIS EPISODE UNTIL AFTER YOU’VE SEEN THE MOVIE. What […]

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Episode 365 – With KD Edwards

On June 5, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 365 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with KD Edwards, whose debut novel – THE LAST SUN – is due out from PYR on June 12th, 2018. About THE LAST SUN: Rune Saint John, last child of the fallen Sun Court, is hired to search for Lady Judgment’s missing […]

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Episode 364 – Just Us and Calendars

On May 22, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

Episode 364 arrives just in time for Patrick and John to talk about shared calendars, Marvel movies, the library, Chuck (yes, Chuck), the Bands in Town App (see the shared calendar reference above), the Beyond the Trope Podcast, The Three Hoarsemen Podcast, the SF Crossing the Gulf Podcast, texting, distractions, the average attention span (they […]

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Episode 363 – With George Beahm

On May 15, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 363 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with prolific author George Beahm about his new book – The Military Science of Star Wars. About The Military Science of Star Wars: George Beahm, a former U.S. Army major, draws on his experience to discuss the military science of the sprawling […]

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