Episode 307 – With Neil Clarke

On February 21, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 307 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning editor and publisher, Neil Clarke. About Neil: Neil was born in 1966 and grew up with his family in a quiet corner of NJ. After graduating from Drew University with a degree in Computer Science, he […]

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Episode 306 – With Jacqueline Carey

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

In episode 306 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with New York Times bestseller Jacqueline Carey – the author of the critically acclaimed Kushiel’s Legacy series. About Jacqueline: New York Times bestseller Jacqueline Carey is the author of the critically acclaimed Kushiel’s Legacy series of historical fantasy novels, The Sundering epic […]

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Episode 305 – Just Us and Beer + Rogue One and Spoilers

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

In episode 305 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, It’s cheat day! Which means John gets to have beer, which we talk about in this special Just The Two Of Us episode! BUT WAIT – THERE’S MORE – ever heard of 3.2 beer? Basically Patrick Hester and John Anealio are talking about booze for at least the […]

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Episode 304 – with Max Gladstone

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

In episode 304 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome two-time Campbell Award nominee Max Gladstone, author of the Craft Sequence: Three Parts Dead, Two Serpents Rise, Full Fathom Five, Last First Snow, and Four Roads Cross – plus Bookburners, co written by Mur Lafferty, Brian Francis Slattery, and Margaret Dunlap. About Max: Max […]

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Episode 303 – With Mur Lafferty

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

In episode 303 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Campbell Award winner and podcaster Mur Lafferty, author of Six Wakes – A space adventure set on a lone ship where the clones of a murdered crew must find their murderer – before they kill again – and Bookburners – a collaboration with Max […]

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Episode 302 – With Julie Czerneda

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

In episode 302 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with, Julie Czerneda author of several books including Hidden in Sight (Web Shifters) and the editor for the Nebula Awards Showcase 2017 anthology. About Julie: A love of reading turned into a love of writing for Julie E. Czerneda. A former biologist, […]

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Episode 301 – With Sarah Beth Durst

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

In episode 301 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with, Sarah Beth Durst author of The Queen of Blood: Book One of The Queens of Renthia. About Sarah: Sarah Beth Durst is the author of eleven fantasy novels for adults, teens, and kids, including Drink Slay Love, the basis for the […]

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Episode 300 – Just Us and more Star Wars Talk

On January 3, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 300 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk about in no particular order: Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Rogue One (spoiler free!), Galaxy of Heroes, Brian Setzer, Dream Theater + Peter Orullian, Video Game platforms (for John), The Force Unleashed for XBOX 360, Superstars of Writing Seminar, The Pikes […]

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Episode 299 – Just Us and Audiobooks

On December 27, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 299 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk mostly about audiobooks. You should listen if for no other reason than to hear Patrick’s rendition of, “This… is Audible.” and “Audible hopes you have enjoyed this program.” It’s classic. Links: John Anealio on Twitter Patrick Hester on Twitter The Functional […]

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Episode 298 – The Three Hoarsemen Holiday Crossover Extravaganza!

On December 13, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 298 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio crossover with The Three Hoarsemen podcast – Fred Kiesche, Jeff Patterson and John Stevens – to have an SF Signal inspired Holiday Mega Pick List! About The Three Hoarsemen: In the long and storied history of science fiction podcasts, never had the powers-that-be […]

Episode 297 – With Cherie Priest

On November 29, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 297 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with, Cherie Priest author of The Family Plot: A Novel. About Cherie: Cherie Priest is the author of 20 books and novellas, most recently The Family Plot, I Am Princess X, Chapelwood, and the Philip K. Dick Award nominee Maplecroft; but she […]

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Episode 296 – With Michael Livingston

On November 22, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 296 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with, Michael Livingston author of The Gates of Hell. About Michael: Michael Livingston’s debut novel, the historical fantasy Shards of Heaven, was published by Tor Books in November 2015 and quickly garnered numerous critical accolades. The sequel, The Gates of Hell, will […]

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Episode 295P – Just The Two Of Us and those Star Wars Rebels

On November 15, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 295p of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio have a deeply spoilery chat about the Disney XD show, Star Wars: Rebels. We also talk about the future, patreon, and much more. Download this episode to your favorite listening device and then let John and Patrick totally fill your ears with […]

Episode 294 – With Kevin J. Anderson

On November 8, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 294 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with publisher and prolific author Kevin J. Anderson. About Kevin: Kevin J. Anderson has published 140 books, 54 of which have been national or international bestsellers. He has written numerous novels in the Star Wars, X-Files, and Dune universes, as well as […]

Episode 293 – With Jason Sizemore

On November 1, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 293 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author, editor and Apex Magazine and Book publisher, Jason Sizemore. About Jason: Raised in the Appalachian hills of southeastern Kentucky, Jason Sizemore is a three-time Hugo Award-nominated editor, a writer, and operates the science fiction, fantasy, and horror press Apex Publications. […]

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Episode 292 – With Leanna Renee Hieber

On October 25, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 292 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with actress and author Leanna Renee Hieber. About Leanna: Actress, playwright and author Leanna Renee Hieber is the award-winning, bestselling author of Gothic Victorian Fantasy novels for adults and teens. Her Strangely Beautiful saga, beginning with The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss […]

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Episode 291 – With Delilah S. Dawson

On October 18, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 291 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Delilah S. Dawson aka Lila Bowen. About Delilah: Delilah S. Dawson is the writer of the Blud series, Servants of the Storm, the HIT series, Wake of Vultures (as Lila Bowen), Star Wars: The Perfect Weapon and Scorched, and a […]

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Episode 290 – With Nisi Shawl

On October 11, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 290 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with African-American writer, editor, and journalist, Nisi Shawl. About Nisi: Nisi Shawl is a writer of science fiction and fantasy short stories and a journalist. She is the co-author (with Cynthia Ward) of Writing the Other: Bridging Cultural Differences for Successful Fiction. Her short […]

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Episode 289 – With Paul Weimer

On October 4, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 289 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with gamer, podcaster, photographer, SF&F fan and book reviewer, Paul Weimer. About Paul:  Not really a Prince of Amber, but rather an ex-pat New Yorker that has found himself living in Minnesota, Paul Weimer has been reading SF and Fantasy for over 30 […]

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Episode 288 – With Kate Baker

On September 27, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 288 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Narrator, Gamer, Writer, Warrior Princess, Podcast Director and Non-fiction Editor for Clarkesworld Magazine, Kate Baker. About Kate:  Kate Baker is the Podcast Director and Non-fiction Editor for Clarkesworld Magazine. She has been very privileged to narrate over 350 short stories/poems by some of the biggest names in Science Fiction […]

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Episode 287 – With Blake Charlton

On September 20, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 287 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Blake Charlton, doctor and author of Spellbreaker. About Blake:  Blake Charlton  is now a proud dyslexic, but as a boy he hated the condition that kept him effectively illiterate. He learned to read fluently by sneaking fantasy novels into seventh grade […]

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Episode 286 – Patrick and John’s Lost Weeks Explained!

On September 13, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 286 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat about the circumstances leading up to an unplanned hiatus, their return to podcasting, John’s odd illness, Patrick’s trip to WorldCon and his book cover reveal, The Transformers Movie 30th Anniversary, and much, much more. Download the episode to your favorite listening […]

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