In episode 91 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Natania Barron and Tom Merritt.
Natania Barron is a writer with a penchant for the speculative; she is also an unrepentant geek. Her work has appeared in Weird Tales, EscapePod, The Gatehouse Gazette, Thaumatrope, Bull Spec, Crossed Genres, Steampunk Tales, Faerie Magazine, and in anthologies. She has released the most recent draft of her steampunk novel, The Aldersgate, as a podcast at The Aldersgate Cycle (you can also subscribe to the whole story in iTunes here). She is also the founder of The Outer Alliance, a group dedicated to queer advocacy in speculative fiction. Recently, she joined the Bull Spec crew as a fiction editor.
Tom anchors the daily tech news show Tech news Today on the TWiT network as well as hosting special live news coverage and other events. Tom also co-hosts several independent podcasts. Sword and Laser is a science fiction and fantasy podcast and book club with Veronica Belmont. FourCast is a talk show with Scott Johnson that invites guests to predict the future. All his shows are listed on the subscription page. You’ll also find Tom as a guest or interviewed as an expert on many TV, radio and Internet shows like ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS Radio, NPR, This Week in Tech, The Phileas Club and more.
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