Episode 234 – With RL Stine and Mary Kay Andrews

On May 26, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 234 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat for a bit before Patrick’s live interview with not one, but two NY Times best selling authors: Mary Kay Andrews and R.L. Stine. About R.L. Stine: R.L. Stine was born in Columbus, Ohio. When Bob was nine, he found an old […]

Episode 233 – With MK Meredith

On May 19, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 233 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat about things and ideas and then cut to Patrick’s live interview with writer, 2014 Pikes Peak Writers Conference Director, and all around awesome person, MK Meredith. About MK: MK Meredith writes single title contemporary romance novels, promising an emotional ride on […]

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Episode 232 – With Trai Cartwright

On May 12, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 232 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat about music and stuff and then cut to Patrick’s live interview with writer, professional story breaker, editor and creative writing and screenwriting teacher, Trai Cartwright. About Trai: TRAI CARTWRIGHT, MFA, has over 25 years experience as a professional story breaker. While […]

Episode 231 – With Adam Christopher

On April 28, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 231 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Adam Christopher. About Adam: ADAM CHRISTOPHER is a novelist and comic writer. In 2010, as an editor, Christopher won a Sir Julius Vogel award, New Zealand’s highest science fiction honor. His debut novel, Empire State, was SciFiNow’s Book of the Year and a Financial […]

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Episode 230 – With Ferrett Steinmetz

On April 21, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 230 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Ferrett Steinmetz. About Ferrett: A firm believer in the “apply butt to chair, then fingers to keyboard” philosophy, Ferrett Steinmetz writes for at least an hour every day – which helps, he promises. He is a graduate of both […]

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Episode 229 – With Steve Bein

On April 14, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 229 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Steve Bein. About Steve: Steve Bein (pronounced “Bine”) is a philosopher, traveler, translator, and award-winning author of science fiction and fantasy. His short fiction has appeared in Asimov’s, Interzone, Writers of the Future, and in international translation. His Fated Blades […]

 

Episode 228 – With Kristi Charish

On April 7, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 228 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with scientist and author Kristi Charish. About Kristi: Kristi is the author of OWL AND THE JAPANESE CIRCUS (Jan 13th, 2015, Simon & Schuster Canada/Pocket Books US), an urban fantasy about Ex-archaeology grad student turned international antiquities thief, Alix— better known […]

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Episode 227 – With Peter ‘Vengeance’ Brett

On March 31, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 227 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio have to step back and let Peter ‘Vengeance’ Brett take center stage – he’s on a mission of vengeance – and he wants you to READ HIS BOOK! About Peter ‘Vengeance’ Brett: The first non-school book without pictures Peat ever read was […]

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Episode 226 – Jamie Todd Rubin

On March 24, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 226 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Jamie Todd Rubin. About Jamie: I’ve always had a fascination with the life of writers that I admire. They make up these great stories, but what are they like as people? A guilty pleasure of mine is reading biographical pieces […]

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Episode 225 – Live from Capricon 35 with Jody Lynn Nye

On March 17, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 225 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat live at Capricon 35 with Jody Lynn Nye. About Jody: Jody Lynn Nye lists her main career activity as ‘spoiling cats.’ When not engaged upon this worthy occupation, she writes fantasy and science fiction books and short stories. Since 1987 she […]

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Episode 224 – Live from Capricon 35 with Mary Robinette Kowal

On March 10, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 224 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat live at Capricon 35 with Mary Robinette Kowal. About Mary: Hugo-award winning author, Mary Robinette Kowal is a novelist and professional puppeteer. Her debut novel Shades of Milk and Honey (Tor 2010) was nominated for the 2010 Nebula Award for Best Novel. In […]

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Episode 223 – Live from Capricon 35 with John Bivens

On February 24, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 223 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with comic book artist and Capricon 35 Artist Guest of Honor John Bivens. About John: Comic book artist. Worked on the award winning COMIC BOOK TATTOO, POPGUN volume 4, & Reading With Pictures. Currently drawing DARK ENGINE from Image Comics This […]

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Episode 222 – With Myke Cole

On February 10, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 222 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Myke Cole. About Myke: As a secu­rity con­tractor, gov­ern­ment civilian and mil­i­tary officer, Myke Cole’s career has run the gamut from Coun­tert­er­rorism to Cyber War­fare to Fed­eral Law Enforce­ment. He’s done three tours in Iraq and was recalled to […]

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Episode 221 – With Brian Brushwood

On February 3, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 221 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with podcaster and television personality Brian Brushwood. About Brian: Host of Scam School for Discovery & Hacking The System for NatGeo. Two Billboard #1 comedy albums. Eats fire. Sticks nails in eyes. Jackass. This week’s picks: Brian: Amazon Prime Pilot: The […]

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Episode 220 – with Brian McClellan

On January 27, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 220 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with writer Brian T. McClellan. About Brian: Brian lives in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife, two dogs, a cat, and between 6,000 and 60,000 honey bees (depending on the time of year). He began writing on Wheel of Time role playing […]

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Episode 219 – With Matt Forbeck

On January 20, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 219 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with writer and Capricon 35 Author Guest of Honor, Matt Forbeck. About Matt: Matt Forbeck has worked full-time on games and fiction since 1989, when he graduated from the Residential College at the University of Michigan with a degree in Creative […]

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Episode 218 – With Margaret Weis

On January 13, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 218 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with prolific writer and Dragonlance co-creator Margaret Weis. About Margaret: Margaret Weis is the New York Times Bestselling author of the Dragonlance Chronicles and Dragonlance Legends as well as many other award-winning and notable series, most recently Dragon Brigade with Robert […]

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Episode 217 – with William (W.C.) Bauers

On December 30, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 217 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author William (W.C.) Bauers. About William: W. C. BAUERS has worked on the sales side of publishing for more than thirteen years. Unbreakable is his first novel. His interests include Taekwondo, reading and writing military science fiction, toting gear for […]

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Episode 216 – With Sam Sykes

On December 23, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 216 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Sam Sykes. About Sam: Sam Sykes has done many things worthy of note, most of them involving violence of one manner or another.  Amongst his feats of strength, he counts the following: Wrestling a Kodiak bear to the earth […]

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Episode 215 – With Rajan Khanna

On December 16, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 215 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Rajan Khanna. About Rajan: Rajan Khanna is a fiction writer, blogger, reviewer and narrator. His first novel, Falling Sky, a post-apocalyptic adventure with airships, is due to be released in October 2014 from Pyr. His short fiction has appeared […]

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Episode 214 – With Gail Carriger

On December 2, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 214 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Gail Carriger. About Gail: New York Times Bestselling author Gail Carriger writes to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She escaped small town life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in Higher Learning. […]

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Episode 213 – With Alex Hughes

On November 25, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 213 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Alex Hughes. About Alex: Alex Hughes, the author of the award-winning Mindspace Investigations series from Roc, has lived in the Atlanta area since the age of eight. She is a graduate of the prestigious Odyssey Writing Workshop, and a member […]

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