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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Episode 311 – With Ada Palmer

On March 21, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 311 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Ada Palmer, author of Seven Surrenders. About Ada: Ada Palmer is an author of science fiction and fantasy, a historian, and a composer. Her first science fiction series “Terra Ignota” (published by Tor Books) mixes Enlightenment-era philosophy with traditional science fiction […]

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Episode 310 – With Tom Merritt

On March 14, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 310 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Tom Merritt., author of Pilot X. 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. […]

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Episode 309 – John Interviews Patrick about Samantha Kane

On March 7, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 309 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, John Interviews Patrick about his new book Samantha Kane: Into the Fire. John asks Patrick to take us down the road that led to the publication of Into The Fire, from the first stories he ever wrote, to the final draft and everything in between. About Patrick: Patrick […]

Episode 308 – With Kristen Britain

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

In episode 308 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Kristen Britain., author of the Green Rider books – Green Rider, First Rider’s Call, The High King’s Tomb, Mirror Sight and the latest, Firebrand. About Kristen: Kristen Britain grew up in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, where she […]

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Episode 307 – With Neil Clarke

On February 21, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 307 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning editor and publisher, Neil Clarke. About Neil: Neil was born in 1966 and grew up with his family in a quiet corner of NJ. After graduating from Drew University with a degree in Computer Science, he […]

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Episode 306 – With Jacqueline Carey

On February 14, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 306 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with New York Times bestseller Jacqueline Carey – the author of the critically acclaimed Kushiel’s Legacy series. About Jacqueline: New York Times bestseller Jacqueline Carey is the author of the critically acclaimed Kushiel’s Legacy series of historical fantasy novels, The Sundering epic […]

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Episode 305 – Just Us and Beer + Rogue One and Spoilers

On February 7, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 305 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, It’s cheat day! Which means John gets to have beer, which we talk about in this special Just The Two Of Us episode! BUT WAIT – THERE’S MORE – ever heard of 3.2 beer? Basically Patrick Hester and John Anealio are talking about booze for at least the […]

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Episode 304 – with Max Gladstone

On January 31, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 304 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome two-time Campbell Award nominee Max Gladstone, author of the Craft Sequence: Three Parts Dead, Two Serpents Rise, Full Fathom Five, Last First Snow, and Four Roads Cross – plus Bookburners, co written by Mur Lafferty, Brian Francis Slattery, and Margaret Dunlap. About Max: Max […]

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Episode 303 – With Mur Lafferty

On January 24, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 303 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Campbell Award winner and podcaster Mur Lafferty, author of Six Wakes – A space adventure set on a lone ship where the clones of a murdered crew must find their murderer – before they kill again – and Bookburners – a collaboration with Max […]

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Episode 302 – With Julie Czerneda

On January 17, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 302 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with, Julie Czerneda author of several books including Hidden in Sight (Web Shifters) and the editor for the Nebula Awards Showcase 2017 anthology. About Julie: A love of reading turned into a love of writing for Julie E. Czerneda. A former biologist, […]

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Episode 301 – With Sarah Beth Durst

On January 10, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 301 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with, Sarah Beth Durst author of The Queen of Blood: Book One of The Queens of Renthia. About Sarah: Sarah Beth Durst is the author of eleven fantasy novels for adults, teens, and kids, including Drink Slay Love, the basis for the […]

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Episode 300 – Just Us and more Star Wars Talk

On January 3, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 300 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk about in no particular order: Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Rogue One (spoiler free!), Galaxy of Heroes, Brian Setzer, Dream Theater + Peter Orullian, Video Game platforms (for John), The Force Unleashed for XBOX 360, Superstars of Writing Seminar, The Pikes […]

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Episode 299 – Just Us and Audiobooks

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

In episode 299 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk mostly about audiobooks. You should listen if for no other reason than to hear Patrick’s rendition of, “This… is Audible.” and “Audible hopes you have enjoyed this program.” It’s classic. Links: John Anealio on Twitter Patrick Hester on Twitter The Functional […]

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Episode 298 – The Three Hoarsemen Holiday Crossover Extravaganza!

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

In episode 298 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio crossover with The Three Hoarsemen podcast – Fred Kiesche, Jeff Patterson and John Stevens – to have an SF Signal inspired Holiday Mega Pick List! About The Three Hoarsemen: In the long and storied history of science fiction podcasts, never had the powers-that-be […]

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