Episode 434-With Sarah Kozloff

On February 18, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and John welcome author, Sarah Kozloff, whose Nine Realms epic fantasy quartet is complete and will be released by TOR one a month starting today, February 18th, with A Queen in Hiding! About Sarah Kozloff: Sarah has spent her life immersed in literature, narrative, and film. After a degree in English at […]

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Episode 433-Just Us and Our Community

On February 11, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

On this week’s Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick and John chat about building community, writing music and lyrics, writing fiction, collaborating, patrons, time, Babylon 5, business, family, conventions, Mama’s Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To be Cowboys, anthologies and more… Links: John Anealio on Twitter Patrick Hester on Twitter The Functional Nerds Patreon Page Patrick […]

 

Episode 432-With Stace Johnson

On February 4, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and John welcome long time listener, supporter, writer and musician, Stace Johnson! About Stace Johnson: By day, Stace Johnson is a mild-mannered IT guy for a Colorado 9-1-1 facility, but at night, he transforms into a mild-mannered writer, poet, and musician with an affinity for the Oxford comma. Stace has written more […]

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Episode 431-Just Us and a Lot of Music Talk

On January 28, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

On this week’s Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick and John chat about everything under the sun, including but not limited to, Rush, The Dragon Prince, Doctor Who, The Witcher, Journey, Dracula, The Eagles, Willie Nelson’s guitar (Trigger), Salt N’ Pepa, Whitesnake, The Expanse, Travelers, Lost In Space 2, Queen, The Beach Boys, The Dresden Files, and […]

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Episode 430-With Travis Heermann

On January 14, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and John welcome Travis Heermann, author of Legend of the Ronin and, under the name T. James Logan, Dawn of the Deadly Fang. About Travis Herrman: Freelance writer, novelist, award-winning screenwriter, editor, poker player, poet, biker, roustabout, Travis Heermann is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop and the author of The […]

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Episode 429-Just Us and the New Year

On January 7, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

On this week’s Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick and John return from the holidays to ring in the New Year and the roaring ’20s chatting about: The Far Side, 1992, nostalgia, the ’90s, Family Guy, Disney+, Mad About You, The Transformers, The VW Bug, Panic at the Disco, The World According to Garp, The Beatles, The […]

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Episode 428-Just Us and the end of the year

On December 17, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

On this week’s Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick and John chat about music, including The Red Headed Stranger, the Nashville sound, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Rolling Stones and The Grateful Dead. We also meander around several other topics, including: The Mandalorian, The Black Hole, Gina Carano, Haywire, Black Widow, Mulan, CBS randomly using the Star Trek […]

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Episode 427-With Tosca Lee

On December 10, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and John welcome NY Times Bestselling author, Tosca Lee, author of A Single Light, the sequel to her critically acclaimed dystopian thriller, The Line Between. About Tosca Lee: Tosca Lee is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of 11 novels including The Progeny, Firstborn, Iscariot, The Legend of Sheba, and The […]

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Episode 426-Just Us And American Mythology

On December 3, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

On this week’s Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick and John share more Patron picks while talking about Robert Johnson, documentaries, Netflix, The Dragon Prince Season 3 (holy epic season!), Supernatural, Doctor Who, Spotify, Ken Burns County Music, Disney+, Jedi: Fallen Order, The Witcher, Crisis on Infinite Earths (CW), Kickstarter, The Blues, American mythology and some new […]

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Episode 425-With Paul Levinson

On November 26, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and John welcome back Paul Levinson, author of 19 books and – as long time listeners remember from way back in episode 40 – is also a musician. His new LP is out – Welcome Up: Songs of Space and Time will be released in early 2020! About Paul Levinson: Paul Levinson, […]

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Episode 424-Just Us and The Rickenbacker

On November 19, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

On this week’s Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick and John discuss everything from Disney+ to Echo in the Canyon, and beyond. We start with an intense look at… MUSICAL GEAR! Specifically, guitars and amplifiers and software, which leads us into the Echo in the Canyon documentary, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Rickenbackers, the Rolling Thunder Review, the […]

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Episode 423-With Elle Katharine White

On November 12, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and John welcome Elle Katharine White, author of Flamebringer: A Heartstone Novel (Heartstone book 3), to the Functional Nerds podcast! About Elle Katharine White: Elle was born and raised in Buffalo, NY, where she learned valuable life skills like how to clear a snowy driveway in under twenty minutes (a lot easier […]

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Episode 422-Just Us and Disney+

On November 5, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

On this week’s Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick and John discuss all manner of streaming things, including Disney+, Netflix, Prime and Hulu. Also discussed: Fox movies placed into the Disney vault, MileHiCon 2020, The Mandalorian, Goliath Season 3, SpiderMan: Far From Home, binging versus weekly episode drops, Carnival Row, Stranger Things Season 3, Parks N Rec, […]

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Episode 421-With Peter Orullian

On October 29, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and John welcome back Peter Orullian! Peter’s latest project – The Bell Ringer from Symphony North – is a mixture of his love of soaring vocals, anthemic orchestrations, powerful rhythms, and groups like Mannheim Steamroller and Trans-Siberian Orchestra. In fact, the album features several former recording and/or touring members of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, […]

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Episode 420-Just Us and Closed Captioning in Audiobooks

On October 22, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

Would you purchase an audiobook with closed captioning? That’s the main topic this week as Patrick and John discuss how Audible wants to add CC to audiobooks, and the publishers of those books are crying foul… On top of that, we discuss Facebook Pages vs Groups, and Patrick goes down a digital marketing tutorial for […]

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Episode 419-With Ian Brazee-Cannon

On October 15, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick runs solo due to John’s technical difficulties and welcomes author, filmmaker and podcaster Ian Brazee-Cannon to the show! Ian’s new novel – A Day at Georgie and Armand’s Place – is available right now! Like Patrick, Ian is local to Colorado and will be attending and participating on panels at MileHiCon 51, […]

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Episode 418-With Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne

On October 1, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and John welcome back two of our favorite authors Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne! Their latest book in THE TALES OF PELL series – The Princes Beard – Drops on October 8th! About Kevin Hearne: KEVIN HEARNE hugs trees, pets doggies, and rocks out to heavy metal. He also thinks tacos […]

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Episode 417-Just Us and the Cosmere

On September 24, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

Fall is here, and so are Patrick and John with a very special episode about unexpected hiatuses, The Hugo Loser’s Party controversy, and Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere… Links: John Anealio on Twitter Patrick Hester on Twitter The Functional Nerds Patreon Page Patrick Hester on Instagram Patrick’s Book: Into the Fire (available everywhere) © 2019 Patrick Hester […]

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Episode 416-With Ferrett Steinmetz

On September 17, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and John welcome back Ferrett Steinmetz! His latest book – The Sol Majestic – is out now! About Ferrett Steinmetz: His debut urban fantasy FLEX features a bureaucracy-obsessed magician who is in love with the DMV, a goth videogamemancer who tries not to go all Grand Theft Auto on people, and one […]

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Episode 415-Just Us and Showrunners

On September 10, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

August is done and September dawns, bringing with it the first hints of fall and, of course, a brand new episode of the Functional Nerds podcast! This week, Patrick and John are talking about the rumors swirling around the next Star Wars movie, as well as Marvel’s Kevin Feige, DC’s Bruce Timm, The Mandalorian, Rebels, […]

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Episode 414-With Kate Baker

On August 13, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and John welcome back an old friend – Kate Baker! Kate is the Podcast Director and Non-fiction Editor for Clarkesworld Magazine, is a Hugo Award winner, a British Fantasy Award winner and a World Fantasy Award winner, and is the Executive Director for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA)! […]

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Just Us and Hulu

On August 5, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

Patrick and John are talking about Hulu this week, along with Patrick getting back into golf, the new season of Veronica Mars, how a pair of headphones should shout ‘I DON’T WANT TO TALK TO YOU’ in the grocery store, break room and the driving range – among other places, The Boys, Archer (DO YOU […]

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