011 The Functional Nerds
In the Eleventh episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio are joined by the latest recruit in the 3rd Nerd Army, Andrew Liptak! Andrew is a blogger/writer who has contributed to i09 & SFSignal, has a Masters Degree in Military History and chats with us about: Military Science Fiction, John Scalzi, Orson Scott Card, Robert Heinlein, Forever war, old Man’s War, Starship Troopers, Stargate Universe and the Scalzi product placement, the photo I took that ended up on Scalzi’s blog, Dune, Frank Herbert, Avatar, what is Military scifi, J.R.R. Tolkien, how war(s) and combat affects fiction writers, Star Wars Jedi Trial, Cory Doctorow, NASA and the future of the US space program, Superman the Ride, Russian spies in space, the GeekDad podcast, Z (Hipster, please!), Green Lantern, Doctor Who, Serenity, The Lone Ranger, Pyr Books, We don’t need another hero (or trilogy), Nerdcore, Facebook & glam rock bands. Yes. Glam Rock bands.
Featuring Music by: Dale Chase & John Anealio
© 2010 Patrick Hester & John Anealio