Episode 257 – With Ilana C. Myer

On December 22, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 257 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Ilana C. Myer. About Ilana: Ilana C. Myer has written for the Globe and Mail, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Salon, and the Huffington Post. Previously she was a freelance journalist in Jerusalem for the Jerusalem Post, the Jewish Daily […]

 

Episode 256 – Shrapnel Records, Civil War, and Family Emergencies, Oh My

On December 15, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

Episode 256 – Where Patrick and John talk about lots of stuff, including: Star Wars, Digital Music, Cassette Tapes, Marvel, Captain America: Civil War, and ultimately, what’s been up with Patrick and why he had to miss some recent episodes.   This week’s picks: Patrick: Captain America: Civil War (Trailer) John: Shrapnel Music Catalog – Now Digital […]

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Episode 255 – With Kristi Charish and Victor Milan

On December 8, 2015, in Retro Nerd, by Patrick Hester

In episode 255 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester is still out with a family emergency, so John Anealio and special co-host Kristi Charish chat with author Victor Milan. About Victor: Victor Woodward Milán is an American writer known for science fiction and an interest in cybernetics. In 1986 he won the Prometheus Award for Cybernetic Samurai. […]

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Episode 254 – With Kristi Charish and Brian Dunaway

On December 1, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 254 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester is still out with a family emergency, so John Anealio enlists special co-host Kristi Charish and they chat with artist and podcaster, Brian Dunaway. About Brian: Born in 1972 on a military base in the southern United States to a determined, young, open minded artistic mom […]

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That new TV trope where they ‘surprise’ you with a side impact collision

On November 25, 2015, in ATFMB, by Patrick Hester

I’ve noticed this thing. Maybe you have to. You’ll be watching a tv show, or a movie, and they’ll give you this view of the car interior so you can see both the driver and passenger, plus the street moving in the background. You get a couple of back and forth camera shots, going back […]

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Episode 253 – With Kristi Charish and Travis Langley

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

In episode 253 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester is out with a family emergency, so John Anealio enlists special co-host Kristi Charish and they chat with author Travis Langley. About Travis: Travis Langley, Ph.D., author of the book BATMAN AND PSYCHOLOGY: A DARK AND STORMY KNIGHT (Wiley; Turner Publishing) and editor of the […]

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Episode 252 – With C.A. Higgins

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

In episode 252 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author C.A. Higgins. About C.A.: Along with writing novels, C. A. Higgins spent most of her time in college doing problem sets, translating vulgar Latin poetry, and fending off sleep deprivation.  It was while sitting in one of her physics […]

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5 for Friday

On November 6, 2015, in Uncategorized, by John Anealio

Here are 5 cool things for you to check out this weekend. Podcast: Soundtrack Composer Rob Gokee on The Functional Nerds Podcast – Patrick, Rob and I discuss composers Hans Zimmer, Bear McCreary and Blake Neely. Rob then tells us what it’s like to score music for Dreamworks Animation, the SyFy channel, PBS, National Geographic as well […]

 

Episode 251 – With Rob Gokee

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

In episode 251 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with award winning composer, Rob Gokee. About Rob: Los Angeles-based composer Rob Gokee, known for his varying style & flexibility, studied Music Theory & Composition at the University of New Mexico, and then spent six months under the tutelage of world […]

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3 Quick & Easy Steps To Promote eBook Piracy

On October 30, 2015, in ATFMB, by Patrick Hester

If you’re a writer, editor, or book publisher, piracy is an obvious issue. To help build your strategies to encourage piracy, I wanted to offer up 3 quick steps you can deploy right now, if you haven’t already. First off, price your eBooks out of the market. Having an eBook priced at $15 or above […]

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Episode 250 – With Alma Alexander

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

In episode 250 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat for a bit, then segue into Patrick’s interview with Alma Alexander at the 74th WorldCon. About Alma: Alma has written and published well over two million words, most about places which never existed before she imagined them into being. She was born in a town on […]

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Episode 249 – With Tina Connolly

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

In episode 249 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat for a bit, then segue into Patrick’s interview with Tina Connolly at the 74th WorldCon. About Tina: Tina Connolly is the author of the Ironskin trilogy from Tor Books, and the Seriously Wicked series, from Tor Teen. Ironskin, her first fantasy novel, […]

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Episode 248 – With Rajan Khanna

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

In episode 248 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, was released in October 2014 from Pyr. A sequel, Rising Tide, is scheduled for October 2015. […]

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Episode 247 – With Matthew Kressel

On October 6, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 247 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Matthew Kressel. About Matthew: Matthew Kressel is a multiple Nebula Award-nominated writer and World Fantasy Award-nominated editor. His novel, King of Shards, debuts October 13, 2015 from Arche Press, an imprint of Resurrection House. His story “The Meeker and […]

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Episode 246 – Patreon

On September 29, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 246 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat about iTunes, Spotify and Apple Music, then move onto the launch of The Functional Nerds Patreon… This week’s picks: John: Rick and Morty Patrick: Justice League Gods & Monsters Links: The Functional Nerds Patreon Page Patrick Hester on Twitter John Anealio […]

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Episode 245 – With Fran Wilde

On September 15, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 245 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat about some stuff and then Patrick teleports back in time to the 73rd Worldcon to interview author, podcaster and GeekMom, Fran Wilde. About Fran: Fran Wilde is an author and technology consultant. Her first novel, Updraft, is out from Tor/Macmillan. Her short […]

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Episode 244 – With Matthew Quinn Martin

On September 1, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 244 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author and actor Matthew Quinn Martin. About Matthew: Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania and raised in New Haven, Connecticut, it wasn’t until Matthew moved to Manhattan that he realized he was a writer. These days, he lives on a small island […]

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Episode 243 – With Zachary Jernigan

On August 11, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 243 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author and journalist Zachary Jernigan. About Zach: Zachary Jernigan works as a feature journalist in Northern Arizona. His debut novel, No Return, is a science-fantasy story filled with sex, violence, religion, and muscular people in weird skintight costumes living on a world where god exists and […]

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Episode 242 – With Bioware’s Jonathan Warner

On August 4, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 242 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Bioware Game Director Jonathan Warner. About Jonathan and Bioware: Jonathan Warner is a Game Director at BioWare / Electronic Arts. BioWare develops high-quality console, PC, and online role-playing games focused on rich stories, unforgettable characters, and vast worlds to discover. […]

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Episode 241 – With Chris Brogan

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

In episode 241 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author and marketing-guru Chris Brogan. About Chris: Chris Brogan explores how people use content and community to build marketplaces around areas of belonging. He is CEO of Owner Media Group, a highly sought after professional speaker and the New York […]

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Episode 240 – With Andrew Gross

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

In episode 240 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio have a mini-episode of Cord Cutters without Tom Merritt… ooops? (jk!)  Followed by the last of Patrick’s PPWC interviews with NY Times Best Selling Author, Andrew Gross. About Andrew: Andrew Gross is the author of New York Times bestsellers Reckless, The Blue […]

Episode 239 – With Laura DiSilverio

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

In episode 239 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Laura DiSilverio. About Laura: Laura is the author of the Swift Investigations and Mall Cop mystery series. After twenty years as an Air Force intelligence officer – serving as a squadron commander, with the National Reconnaissance Office, and at […]

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