Episode 348 – With Patrick Lohier

On January 23, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 348 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Patrick Lohier – co-author of False Idols – an upcoming new release from SerialBox.com! Patrick Lohier’s stories, book reviews, and essays have appeared in African American Review, the Georgia Review, Callaloo, the Globe & Mail, Boing Boing and other publications. He is […]

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Episode 347 – With Django Wexler

On January 16, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 347 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome long-time podcast friend and author Django Wexler – whose new novel The Infernal Battalion – Book Five of The Shadow Campaigns – is out and concludes the series! What do we talk about? Well folks – THIS IS THE SPOILER EPISODE for […]

Episode 346 – With J.F. Dubeau

On January 9, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 346 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome J.F. Dubeau – author of The Life Engineered, A God in the Shed and Arch-Android – the sequel to The Life Engineered. The Life Engineered is one of the first three books inducted into the Sword & Laser Collection on Inkshares. In […]

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Episode 345 – Just Us, Year End Picks and The Last Jedi

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

In the 345th episode of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick and John spend some time talking about Year End Picks for TV shows and bands/albums, then we have a spoilery talk about Star Wars: The Last Jedi wherein we try really hard not to spoil much and are as vague as we can manage, but […]

Episode 344 – Just Us

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

In the 344th episode of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick and John persevere through a tryptophan-induced haze in order to talk about several things, including Thanksgiving, Zencastr, umms, uhhs and ya knows, show prep, interviews, recording and editing, public speaking, content marketing, deliberate practice, the proper way to cook yams, teaching, New Yorkers (and east […]

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Episode 343 – With Tracy Townsend

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

In episode 343 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome fantasy author Tracy Townsend, whose debut novel – The Nine – is available from PYR. About Tracy: Tracy Townsend holds a Master’s degree in Writing & Rhetoric from DePaul University and a Bachelor’s degree in creative writing from DePauw University, a source […]

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Episode 342 – With Richard Baker

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

In episode 342 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome New York Times Bestselling Author and award winning game designer Richard Baker. His latest novel – a military SF called Valiant Dust – is available from Tor Books. About Richard: A former United States Navy officer and a well-known game designer, Richard […]

Episode 341 – With E. C. Myers and Andrea Phillips

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

In episode 341 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome E. C. Myers and Andrea Phillips – two of the authors behind ReMade Season 2 – now on SerialBox.com. About ReMade: Every minute, 108 people die. In one of those minutes this fall, twenty-three of those deaths will be teenagers. Now they […]

Episode 340 – Just Us, Zencastr, Music, Streaming and more…

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

In the epic 340th episode of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick welcomes John Anelio who welcomes Patrick Hester to talk about the bands Extreme, Radiohead, Soul II Soul, and Tom Petty. Which leads (obviously – come on now) to streaming shows, Star Trek: Discovery versus The Orville, the CW, Game of Thrones and The Humans. […]

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Episode 339 – With Charles de Lint

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

In episode 339 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Charles de Lint – the author of more than eighty adult, young adult, and children’s books. Renowned as one of the trailblazers of the modern fantasy genre, he is the recipient of the World Fantasy, Aurora (three times), Sunburst, and White Pine […]

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Episode 338 – With J.T. Evans

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

In episode 338 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome J.T. Evans to talk about his debut novel – out in a couple weeks from WordFire Press – Griffin’s Feather! About J.T.: J.T. Evans writes fantasy novels. He also dabbles with science fiction and horror short stories. He is the former president […]

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Episode 337 – With Kevin Hearne

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

In episode 337 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome New York Times Bestselling author Kevin Hearne to talk about his new book – out today! – A Plague of Giants! Plus, ya know, we talk about the Iron Druid books, cuz, yeah – Patrick is a HUGE fan… About Kevin: Kevin […]

 

Episode 336 – Just us, Guitars and the Blues

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

In episode 336 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick and John talk about Stevie Ray Vaughan: Rise of a Texas Bluesman, guitars, music, sheet music, guitar tablature, music books, Unplugged, Eric Clapton Unplugged, the blues, Bon Jovi, documentaries, Video Games: The Movie, modern game consoles, and much more. Links: John Anealio on Twitter Patrick Hester […]

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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 […]

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