Episode 335 – With Jason Heller

On September 26, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the double-sized episode 335 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome journalist, editor, author, DJ and 2017 MileHiCon Toastmaster, Jason Heller. His latest book, Strange Stars, is available for pre-orders and will come out June 5, 2018. We talk about a lot of things, including his book, our new recording platform […]

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Episode 334 – With Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman

On September 19, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 334 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman – co-authors of Slayers & Vampires: The Complete Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Buffy & Angel – the amazing true story of Buffy and the friends, vampires, slayers, and demons who changed television forever. About Edward […]

Episode 333 – With Annalee Newitz

On September 12, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 333 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Annalee Newitz – Tech Culture Editor at Ars Technica, and the founding editor of io9. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of popular tech site Gizmodo. She is the author of Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction (Doubleday […]

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Episode 332 – Just us, Stormtroopers and the CW Superheroes

On September 5, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 332 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick and John talk about Stormtrooper armor in Star Wars – why do they even have it?? – Rogue One, G.I. Joe and Cobra characters moving faster than the speed of laser light, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Flash and Supergirl, the CW, Netflix, Hulu, io9, Invasion!, […]

Episode 331 – with Laurence MacNaughton

On August 22, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 331 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome back Laurence MacNaughton, author of A Kiss Before Doomsday. About Laurence: He 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 […]

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Episode 330 – With Dave Robison

On August 15, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 330 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome back long-time friend Dave Robison, host of the ARCHIVOS Podcast Network AND creator of the NEW ARCHIVOS Story Development App. About Dave: Dave has indulged in creative pursuits his entire life. His CV includes writing Curious George fan-fiction at the age of […]

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Episode 329 – with Rajan Khanna

On August 8, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 329 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Rajan Khanna, author of Raining Fire. About Rajan: Rajan Khanna is a fiction writer, blogger, reviewer and narrator. His first novel, Falling Sky, a post-apocalyptic adventure with airships, was released in October 2014 from Pyr. A sequel, Rising Tide, came out in […]

Episode 328 – Just Us, Social Media, Marketing and Music

On August 1, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 328 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick and John talk about music, social media and the changes they’ve both made in how they consume and interact with it, the political rancor running amok everywhere, music, the Denver Digital Summit, marketing, Spotify and so much more. If you haven’t yet, start listening cuz this […]

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Episode 326 – With Cathy Yardley and Rachel Stuhler

On July 18, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 326 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Geek Actually authors Cathy Yardley and Rachel Stuhler! About Cathy: Cathy Yardley needs to get out more. When not writing, she’s usually lurking on social media, playing Fallout 4, or watching D-list movies and adding to her unnatural mental store of character-actor […]

Episode 325 – with Sebastien de Castell

On July 11, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 325 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Sebastien de Castell, author of Tyrant’s Throne (The Greatcoats book 4)! About Sebastien: Sebastien de Castell had just finished a degree in Archaeology when he started work on his first dig. Four hours later he realized how much he actually hated archaeology […]

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Episode 324 – with Steven Barnes

On June 27, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 324 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Steven Barnes, author of Twelve Days: A Novel – being release on June 27th! About Steven: Steven Barnes is a New York Times bestselling, award-winning novelist and screenwriter who is the creator of the Lifewriting™ writing course, which he has taught nationwide. […]

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Episode 323 – With Jennifer Gunnels & Marco Palmieri

On June 20, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 323 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Jennifer Gunnels and Marco Palmieri from Tor.com and Tor Labs. Helmed by Senior Editor Marco Palmieri and Editor Jennifer Gunnels, Tor Labs will debut this summer with Steal the Stars, a science fiction audio drama which will be produced in partnership with […]

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Episode 322 – With Alan Smale

On June 13, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 322 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome back Alan Smale, author of CLASH OF EAGLES, EAGLE IN EXILE and EAGLE AND EMPIRE. About Alan: Alan Smale has been writing fiction since he was twelve years old, when he elected to stay inside during school breaktimes to pen stories about […]

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Episode 321 – Just Us Talking about SFSignal

On June 6, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 321 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, recorded roughly one year from the day SFSignal.com closed up shop, John and Patrick remember how the site, and in particular its front man and resident blogger John DeNardo, impacted their lives and this show – the Functional Nerds. They also talk about the future, conventions, Patrick’s writing, […]

 

Episode 320 – With Michael Johnston

On May 23, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 320 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Michael Johnston, author of Soleri – a new hardcover from TOR. About Soleri: The ruling family of the Soleri Empire has been in power longer than even the calendars that stretch back 2,826 years. Those records tell a history of conquest […]

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Episode 318 – With Kristi Charish

On May 9, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 318 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Kristi Charish, author of THE VOODOO KILLINGS (Random House Canada, May 10th, 2016), the first book in my KINCAID STRANGE series, an urban fantasy mystery about a voodoo practitioner living in Seattle with the ghost of a deceased grunge rocker. About […]

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Episode 317 – Just The Two Of Us

On May 2, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 317 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, John and Patrick talk about podcasts, streaming services, Google Music/Play, iTunes, physical media versus streaming versus digital, handbrake, Plex, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, The Beatles, The White Album, Spotify, Halestorm, Rival Suns and Muscle Shoals. Links: John Anealio on Twitter Patrick Hester on Twitter The Functional Nerds Patreon […]

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Episode 316 – With Marie Brennan

On April 25, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 316 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Marie Brennan,author of The Memoirs of Lady Trent – a five-book series chronicling the adventures and discoveries of Isabella, Lady Trent, renowned dragon naturalist. The latest book, Within the Sanctuary of Wings, is available today! About Marie: Marie Brennan holds an […]

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Episode 315 – With Robert J. Sawyer

On April 18, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 315 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Science fiction writer, futurist, Hugo, Nebula, and John W. Campbell Memorial Award winner Robert J. Sawyer. About Robert: Robert J. Sawyer — called “the dean of Canadian science fiction” by the OTTAWA CITIZEN and “just about the best science-fiction writer out […]

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Episode 314 – With Josh Vogt

On April 11, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 314 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Josh Vogt, author of The Dustpan Cometh: A Cleaners Book. About Josh: Writer. Freelancer. Unashamed geek. Josh splits his time between dreaming up new worlds and forms of magic and providing marketing/sales copy for clients. It’s sometimes difficult to know which […]

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Episode 313 – Just Us and Iron Fist

On April 4, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 313 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, John and Patrick talk mostly about Marvel’s Iron Fist. Marvel’s Iron Fist, or simply Iron Fist, is an American web television series created for Netflix by Scott Buck, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing […]

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Episode 312 – With Ian McDonald

On March 28, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 312 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Ian McDonald, author of Luna: Wolf Moon. About Ian: Ian McDonald was born in 1960 in Manchester, England, to an Irish mother and a Scottish father. He moved with his family to Northern Ireland in 1965. He used to live in […]

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