Episode 133 – When To Turn Your Hobby Into Your Career – With Carrie Cuinn

On January 22, 2013, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 133rd episode of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick, John & Carrie discuss all sorts of things, including:   Kindle daily deal Patrick’s email List / Free Fiction ‘Consumption’ Weightless Books – DRM free ebooks Peter Hollens – Misty Mountains track Str8Voices – Misty Mountains track Apple Patent – Remote Disable/Shut Off Camera/Recording ability […]

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Episode 129 – Jonah Knight

On December 11, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 129th episode of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Jonah Knight back to talk about his new album and holiday tie-ins. About Jonah: A few years ago Jonah Knight was your garden variety singer/songwriter performing songs about girls and bars. In 2010 he changed course and started writing songs […]

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Episode 120 – Mister Billy

On October 2, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 120th episode of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Mr. Billy to the super secret underground lair of the Functional Nerds. Who is Mr. Billy?  Excellent question. Here’s the answer: Mr. Billy, is a full time Children’s Singer Song-Rocker from Wisconsin.  If you’re looking for extremely fun, upbeat, educational, […]

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Episode 110 – Andre LaFosse

On July 10, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 110 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome singer / songwriter Andre LaFosse. About Andre: Andre LaFosse (pronounced “ON-draye laugh-OSS”) is a guitarist, producer, and chronic deconstructionist tortured (solo) artist. His eclectic, obsessive experiments with gene-splicing his own musical DNA have won him acclaim, controversy, and more than a […]

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Episode 107 – Balticon Podcast Editing Panel

On June 12, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 107 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio present a panel discussion of podcasts and podcast editing from the 2012 Balticon in May. Moderated by John Anealio, the panel featured fellow podcasters John Mierau, Paul Elard Cooley, Tim Dodge, and Mike Stokes. © 2012 Patrick Hester and John Anealio This […]

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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 101 – Jonah Knight

On May 1, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 101st episode of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome singer / songwriter Jonah Knight. About Jonah: Jonah Knight performs Paranormal Modern Folk: songs about ghosts, monsters, super heroes and steampunk with a roots folk base. Links: Jonah Knight Jonah’s Music Jonah on Twitter Patrick on Twitter John on Twitter […]

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Episode 090 – Gabrielle Gantz and Brian Thompson

On February 14, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 090 of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome back Gabrielle Gantz and welcome for the first time, Brian Thompson. About Gabrielle: Gabrielle Gantz is a Publicist with Viking and Penguin. She interviews author for The Nervous Breakdown, writes about arts & culture at The Contextual Life, and can be […]

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Music Review: Arch/Matheos Sympathetic Resonance

On November 16, 2011, in Mike Frighetto, Music, Music Review, by Mike Frighetto

Once I heard John Arch, formerly of Fates Warning, and Jim Matheos, current and founding member of Fates Warning, were recording a full-length album together  it easily became my most anticipated album of the year. Arch and Matheos made some great music back in the mid-to-late 80s and I looked forward to hear what they […]

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Welcome to the (Functional) Future

On September 1, 2011, in Carrie Cuinn, Tech Nerd, by CarrieCuinn

I love living in the future. I get woken up in the morning by my hand-held personal computer / communications device, which is programmed to notify me via sound and vibration at the exact moment I want to be awake. Without getting out of bed I can slide my finger across the touch-sensitive screen, and […]

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Music Review: Presto Ballet Invisible Places

On June 6, 2011, in Mike Frighetto, Music Review, by Mike Frighetto

If you’ve never heard of Presto Ballet, that’s okay, I didn’t either until I came across them as a suggested band on iTunes about a year ago. Presto Ballet is a progressive rock band formed by Kurt Vanderhoof, guitarist for Metal Church. He wanted to pay homage to the prog bands from the 70s so […]

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 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: […]

Songs About George R.R. Martin, Steve Jobs & Pr0nbots

On April 20, 2011, in Music, by John Anealio

<a href=”http://johnanealio.bandcamp.com/album/books-bytes-bots”>Books, Bytes &amp; Bots by John Anealio</a> Here is a little collection of my geeky, silly songs for you. The Books, Bytes & Bots E.P. is a pay what you want release. If you’re broke, you can still get it for free. Just click the Download button on the player above and enter 0. […]

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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   Podcast: […]

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Music Review: Stryper The Covering

On March 28, 2011, in Music Review, by Mike Frighetto

Releasing a cover album is a tricky thing. Sure, you don’t have to write the songs, which saves time, but will your fan base like the album if the material is different than your regular works? That is a question that comes to my mind as I listened to Stryper’s latest release called, interestingly enough, […]

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Functional Nerds 048 Jason Sanford

On March 8, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 48th episode of the Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester & John Anealio sit down to chat with Jason Sanford, author of Memoria, available in Interzone Magazine. We also chat about: short story writing, novels, “Millisent Ka Plays In Real Time”, Interzone Magazine, inspiration, music, Lawrence Welk, Hank Williams, Ghosts, Philip Jose Farmer and Andy […]

Episode 040 Paul Levinson

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

040 The Functional Nerds In the 40th episode of the Functional Nerds, we welcome to the show singer, songwriter, record producer, science fiction author, media/pop culture commentator and all around cool guy – Paul Levinson!.  We chat with Paul about: Hats (cuz hat’s are cool), science fiction, music, doo wap, The Bronx, the Kingston Trio, […]

Episode 035 James Enge & Blake Charlton

On November 29, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

035 The Functional Nerds In the 35th episode of the Functional Nerds, we welcome back Blake Charlton & James Enge to talk dyslexia, Latin, Greek & why other languages have fewer folks suffering from dyslexia versus English, then break out into a fantastic chat on music, instruments and how language plays a huge part in […]

Episode 033 Kevin J Anderson & Shawn Gordon

On November 15, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

033 The Functional Nerds In our 33rd episode, John & I welcome Shawn Gordon & Kevin J. Anderson.  With Shawn & Kevin we discuss the creation of the Roswell Six albums, Prog Rock Records, James LaBrie, Dreamtheater, John Payne, Asia, Rush, Styx, Neil Peart, Ressurection Lane, Mercury Records, MySpace, Dune, Roswell Six, Erik Norlander, Lana […]

Episode 025 – Chris Roberson

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

025 The Functional Nerds In the monumental 25th episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio are joined by World Fantasy Award nominee and Sidewise Award winning author, Chris Roberson!  We chat about: Cinderella-From Fabletown with Love, musicals, comic books, Azimovs magazine, Matthew Sturges, Bill Willingham, the Bonaventure-Cormody sequence, Philip Jose Farmer, Doc […]

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Episode 023

On August 27, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

023 The Functional Nerds In the 23rd episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio are joined by returning 3rd Nerd Aidan Moher and our youngest recruit to date – Dan Goodman!  This week, we chat about NASA, crowdsourcing wake up music for astronauts, digital distribution, Stargate Atlantis, creative commons licensing, Cory Doctorow, […]

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