Episode 297 – With Cherie Priest

On November 29, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 297 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with, Cherie Priest author of The Family Plot: A Novel. About Cherie: Cherie Priest is the author of 20 books and novellas, most recently The Family Plot, I Am Princess X, Chapelwood, and the Philip K. Dick Award nominee Maplecroft; but she […]

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Episode 296 – With Michael Livingston

On November 22, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 296 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with, Michael Livingston author of The Gates of Hell. About Michael: Michael Livingston’s debut novel, the historical fantasy Shards of Heaven, was published by Tor Books in November 2015 and quickly garnered numerous critical accolades. The sequel, The Gates of Hell, will […]

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Episode 295P – Just The Two Of Us and those Star Wars Rebels

On November 15, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 295p of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio have a deeply spoilery chat about the Disney XD show, Star Wars: Rebels. We also talk about the future, patreon, and much more. Download this episode to your favorite listening device and then let John and Patrick totally fill your ears with […]

Episode 294 – With Kevin J. Anderson

On November 8, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 294 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with publisher and prolific author Kevin J. Anderson. About Kevin: Kevin J. Anderson has published 140 books, 54 of which have been national or international bestsellers. He has written numerous novels in the Star Wars, X-Files, and Dune universes, as well as […]

Episode 293 – With Jason Sizemore

On November 1, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 293 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author, editor and Apex Magazine and Book publisher, Jason Sizemore. About Jason: Raised in the Appalachian hills of southeastern Kentucky, Jason Sizemore is a three-time Hugo Award-nominated editor, a writer, and operates the science fiction, fantasy, and horror press Apex Publications. […]

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Episode 292 – With Leanna Renee Hieber

On October 25, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 292 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with actress and author Leanna Renee Hieber. About Leanna: Actress, playwright and author Leanna Renee Hieber is the award-winning, bestselling author of Gothic Victorian Fantasy novels for adults and teens. Her Strangely Beautiful saga, beginning with The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss […]

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Episode 291 – With Delilah S. Dawson

On October 18, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 291 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Delilah S. Dawson aka Lila Bowen. About Delilah: Delilah S. Dawson is the writer of the Blud series, Servants of the Storm, the HIT series, Wake of Vultures (as Lila Bowen), Star Wars: The Perfect Weapon and Scorched, and a […]

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Episode 290 – With Nisi Shawl

On October 11, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 290 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with African-American writer, editor, and journalist, Nisi Shawl. About Nisi: Nisi Shawl is a writer of science fiction and fantasy short stories and a journalist. She is the co-author (with Cynthia Ward) of Writing the Other: Bridging Cultural Differences for Successful Fiction. Her short […]

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Episode 289 – With Paul Weimer

On October 4, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 289 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with gamer, podcaster, photographer, SF&F fan and book reviewer, Paul Weimer. About Paul:  Not really a Prince of Amber, but rather an ex-pat New Yorker that has found himself living in Minnesota, Paul Weimer has been reading SF and Fantasy for over 30 […]

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Episode 288 – With Kate Baker

On September 27, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 288 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Narrator, Gamer, Writer, Warrior Princess, Podcast Director and Non-fiction Editor for Clarkesworld Magazine, Kate Baker. About Kate:  Kate Baker is the Podcast Director and Non-fiction Editor for Clarkesworld Magazine. She has been very privileged to narrate over 350 short stories/poems by some of the biggest names in Science Fiction […]

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Episode 287 – With Blake Charlton

On September 20, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 287 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Blake Charlton, doctor and author of Spellbreaker. About Blake:  Blake Charlton  is now a proud dyslexic, but as a boy he hated the condition that kept him effectively illiterate. He learned to read fluently by sneaking fantasy novels into seventh grade […]

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Episode 286 – Patrick and John’s Lost Weeks Explained!

On September 13, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 286 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat about the circumstances leading up to an unplanned hiatus, their return to podcasting, John’s odd illness, Patrick’s trip to WorldCon and his book cover reveal, The Transformers Movie 30th Anniversary, and much, much more. Download the episode to your favorite listening […]

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Episode 285 – With W. C. Bauers

On August 16, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 285 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with W.C. Bauers, author of Indomitable: The Chronicles of Promise Paen. About W.C.: W. C. Bauers works in sales and publishing during the day and writes military science fiction and space opera at night. His first novel, UNBREAKABLE, was an Amazon and […]

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Episode 284 – With Kelly Robson

On August 9, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 284 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Kelly Robson, author of Waters of Versailles. About Kelly: In 2015, Kelly’s first fiction publications appeared in major Science Fiction markets Clarkesworld, Tor.com, and Asimov’s Science Fiction, and in the anthologies New Canadian Noir, In the Shadow of the Towers, and License […]

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Episode 283 – With Mike Brooks

On August 2, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 283 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Mike Brooks, author of Dark Run. About Mike: Mike Brooks was born in Ipswich, Suffolk and moved to Nottingham when he was 18 to go to university. He’s stayed there ever since, and now lives with his wife, two cats, two […]

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Episode 282 – With Laurence MacNaughton

On July 26, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 282 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Laurence MacNaughton, author of It Happened One Doomsday. About Laurence: Laurence grew up in a creaky old colonial house in Connecticut that he was pretty sure was haunted. As a kid, he was a choirboy in a church that was built in 1754. He also pounded […]

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Episode 281 – With Rachel Dunne

On July 19, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 281 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Rachel Dunne. About Rachel: Living in the cold reaches of the upper Midwest with her great beast of a dog, Rachel Dunne has developed a great fondness for indoor activities. For as long as snow continues falling in Wisconsin, she promises to […]

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Episode 280 – With Amalie Howard

On July 12, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 280 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Amalie Howard, author of many books including her latest, The Fallen Prince. About Amalie: AMALIE HOWARD grew up on a small Caribbean island where she spent most of her childhood with her nose buried in a book or being a tomboy running […]

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Episode 279P: Daredevil Season 2 Discussion

On June 28, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 279P of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat about many things, but mostly – Daredevil Season 2. THIS EPISODE CONTAINS DAREDEVIL SEASON 2 SPOILERS!! This episode originally appeared in the Patreon-only feed so our backers got to listen to it first. We also talk a lot about superhero movies in […]

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Episode 278 – Claudia Christian and Morgan Grant Buchanan

On June 21, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 278 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Claudia Christian and Morgan Grant Buchanan, co-authors of Wolf’s Empire: Gladiator, available from TOR on June 28th, 2016. About Claudia: Claudia Christian has been an actress in TV and film since 1983 starring in dozens of films and the Hugo award winning science […]

Episode 277 – Joe R. Lansdale and Jeff Lindsay

On June 14, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 277 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio present Patrick’s chat with two legends – Joe R. Lansdale (Bubba Ho-Tep, Hap and Leonard) and Jeff Lindsay (Dexter) – live from the 2016 Pike Peak Writers Conference. About Joe: Champion Mojo Storyteller Joe R. Lansdale is the author of over forty novels […]

Episode 276 – With Tom Merritt

On June 7, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 276 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author and podcaster, Tom Merritt. About Tom: Tom is an award-winning independent tech podcaster and host of regular tech news and information shows. Tom hosts Sword and Laser, a science fiction and fantasy podcast, and book club with Veronica Belmont. He also hosts Daily […]

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