Episode 105 – Liz Smith and Marian Call

On May 29, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 105 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Liz Smith and Marian Call. About Liz: Who is Dammit Liz? Dammit Liz, aka Liz Smith, is an independent freelance event consultant specializing in geek and pop culture events. I am passionate about what I do. If you have a project […]

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Episode 104 – Scott Andrew

On May 22, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 104th episode of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Scott Andrew to the show to talk about recording. About Scott:  Scott Andrew lives in Seattle, writes songs and plays in bands. He thinks you’re pretty cool. Links: Scott Andrew (website) Scott on Twitter Scott in Explone Scott in Kirby […]

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Episode 099 – Brad Torgersen, Jean Johnson and Bryan Thomas Schmidt

On April 17, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 99 of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Brad Torgersen, Jean Johnson and Bryan Thomas Schmidt to discuss the Space Battles: Full Throttle Space Tales #6 anthology. About Brad: Brad R. Torgersen is a healthcare computer geek by day, a United States Army Reserve Warrant Officer on the weekends, […]

Episode 096 – Len Peralta

On March 27, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 096 of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome artist Len Peralta. About Len: Len Peralta is an Internet cartoonist. He’s been very fortunate to do some interesting illustrations. He’s drawn princes throwing up, Internet rock stars dressed up in skin-tight catsuits, illustrated a few books, drawn art for a […]

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Episode 095 – Saladin Ahmed and Tobias Buckell

On March 20, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 095 of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome authors Saladin Ahmed and Tobias Buckell to talk about cultural influences in science fiction and fantasy. About Saladin: Saladin Ahmed was born in Detroit and raised in a working-class, Arab American enclave in Dearborn, MI. His short stories have been nominated […]

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Episode 081 – Ed Lazellari

On November 29, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 81 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome TOR author Ed Lazellari to talk about his new book, Awakenings. From TOR’s website: EDWARD LAZELLARI has worked as an illustrator and graphic artist, doing projects for Marvel Entertainment, DC Comics, and Jim Henson Productions. His short story, “The Date,” won […]

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Episode 074 – Peter Giglio

On September 27, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 74 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome author and editor Peter Giglio. When Peter Giglio isn’t writing, he plays with fire, juggles clowns, and dirty dances with the benevolent ghost of Patrick Swayze. Thankfully, he writes all the time. He is the co-author of “The Better Half: A […]

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Episode 067 – Patrick D’Orazio

On August 2, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 67th episode of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Patrick D’Orazio. Links: Author’s Website Author’s Twitter © 2011 Patrick Hester & John Anealio Featuring original music by John Anealio. http://www.box.net/shared/static/ifzbbrd4nmrhu8fi4hnq.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Episode 066 – Kim Harrison

On July 26, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 66 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester & John Anealio sit down to chat with author Kim Harrison, whose The Hollows series spans nine novels and a new graphic novel. Links: Kim Harrison (Author’s Website) Burning Bunnies (Kim’s Twitter feed) http://www.box.net/shared/static/4clja95n1r2eldhm1uyj.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Episode 065 – Timothy Zahn

On July 19, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In Episode 65 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk all things Star Wars with the man who started the expanded universe, Timothy Zahn, to discuss his new book: Choices of One! Music in the episode: Sundog (Excerpt) by John Anealio George R. R. Martin is not Your Bitch (Excerpt) © […]

Episode 063 – Sandra Wickham

On June 28, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 63 of the Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio sit down to chat with Author and Fitness Nerd Sandra Wickham. With Sandra, we discuss: fitness, water, carbs, discipline, working out, writing, word count, staying fit, exercise, calories, tracking your goals with apps, the InkPunks, being the Fitness Nerd, competition and transitioning into […]

Episode 062 – Jon Sprunk

On June 21, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 62 of the Functional Nerds, John Anealio chats with PYR Author Jon Sprunk about his new book, Shadow’s Lure. Links: Jon Sprunk (Author Site) Shadow’s Lure Jon Sprunk (Twitter) Pyr Books Patrick and John also chat about other stuff.  Promise. Welcome our new sponsor – MapHook.com.  Click the link, download the app – […]

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Episode 061 – Ken Denmead

On June 14, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 61 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Ken Denmead, author of the new Geek Dad’s Guide to Weekend Fun, and publisher of Wired’s Geek Dad blog and podcast. This week we chat about: Wired, Geek Dad, Borderlands, Star Trek, blogging, RP games, books, Geek Mom and the Geek […]

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Episode 059 – Steve Lawson

On May 24, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 59th episode of the Functional Nerds, John Anealio chats with solo bassist Steve Lawson. From his website, Steve Lawson is: a solo bassist who spends a lot of his time making very unbasslike noises. an ambient experimenter who likes pop tunes too much to go strictly soundscape, but is way too atmospheric to […]

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Episode 057 – Andy Romine

On May 10, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 57th episode of the Parsec nominated Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio sit down to chat with our very own Booze Nerd, Andy Romine! Andy is an author with works published in the Rigor Amortis anthology and the upcoming Broken Time Blues anthology.  With Andy we discuss such diverse topics as: the […]

Episode 056 – Peter Orullian

On May 3, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 56th episode of the Parsec nominated (SQUEEEE!) Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio sit down to chat with TOR author and musician Peter Orullian.  Peter also has a pretty nifty dayjob working for the folks over at XBOX, so we had a lot of fun chatting with about such diverse topics as: […]

Episode 054 – Devo Spice

On April 19, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 54th episode of the Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester kicks back while John Anealio visits Devo Spice to talk about his new album. © 2011 Patrick Hester & John Anealio Music in this episode: George R. R. Martin is not your bitch (excerpt) – John Anealio Platform Wars (excerpt) – Devo Spice   http://www.box.net/shared/static/rq45ssofmu.mp3Podcast: […]

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Episode 053 – Paul S. Kemp

On April 12, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 53rd episode of the Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester & Lisa Paitz Spindler sit down to chat with Paul S. Kemp, author of the new Star Wars novel: Deceived. We also chat about: Star Wars, Forgotten Realms, Scrivener, outlining, the writing process, the heroes journey, law school, Erevis Cale, Wizards of the Coast, role […]

Episode 043 Tim Akers

On January 31, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

043 The Functional Nerds – Tim Akers In the 43rd episode of the Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester & John Anealio sit down to chat with Tim Akers, author of ‘The Horns of Ruin‘.  We also discuss: World Fantasy, World Cons, PYR books, Solaris, 1st person narrative, gender roles, Paladins, pally specs, video games, role playing […]

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Episode 18

On July 16, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

018 The Functional Nerds In the 18th episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio are joined by the latest recruit in the 3rd Nerd Army, John DeNardo from SF Signal.com!  John D gives us a hand as we welcome legendary science fiction author and five time hugo winner Mike Resnick!  This week […]

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