Episode 281 – With Rachel Dunne

On July 19, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 281 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Rachel Dunne. About Rachel: Living in the cold reaches of the upper Midwest with her great beast of a dog, Rachel Dunne has developed a great fondness for indoor activities. For as long as snow continues falling in Wisconsin, she promises to […]

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Episode 280 – With Amalie Howard

On July 12, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 280 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Amalie Howard, author of many books including her latest, The Fallen Prince. About Amalie: AMALIE HOWARD grew up on a small Caribbean island where she spent most of her childhood with her nose buried in a book or being a tomboy running […]

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Episode 279P: Daredevil Season 2 Discussion

On June 28, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 279P of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat about many things, but mostly – Daredevil Season 2. THIS EPISODE CONTAINS DAREDEVIL SEASON 2 SPOILERS!! This episode originally appeared in the Patreon-only feed so our backers got to listen to it first. We also talk a lot about superhero movies in […]

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Episode 276 – With Tom Merritt

On June 7, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 276 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author and podcaster, Tom Merritt. About Tom: Tom is an award-winning independent tech podcaster and host of regular tech news and information shows. Tom hosts Sword and Laser, a science fiction and fantasy podcast, and book club with Veronica Belmont. He also hosts Daily […]

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Episode 275 – With Michael R. Underwood

On May 24, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 275 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author, podcaster and North American Sales & Marketing Manager for Angry Robot Books, Michael R. Underwood. About Michael: Michael R. Underwood is the author of seven books: Geekomancy, Celebromancy, Attack the Geek, Shield and Crocus, The Younger Gods, and The Shootout Solution. By day, […]

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Episode 274P – Let’s talk about books, more books, and other stuff

On May 17, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 274P of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat. This episode originally appeared in the Patreon-only feed so our backers got to listen to it first. In it, we talk about Patrick’s new book deal with WordFire Press for his urban fantasy, SAMANTHA KANE: INTO THE FIRE. We also talk a […]

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Episode 273 – With Dave Robison

On May 10, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 273 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Dave Robison, Vice President at The Ed Greenwood Group (TEGG), Managing Director at Wonderthing Studios and Creator and Host at The Roundtable Podcast. About Dave: Dave has indulged in creative pursuits his entire life. His CV includes writing Curious George fan-fiction at […]

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Episode 272 – With Ryan Britt

On May 3, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 272 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Ryan Britt, author of LUKE SKYWALKER CAN’T READ AND OTHER GEEKY TRUTHS. About Ryan: Ryan Britt is an essayist, critic, fiction writer, storyteller, and teacher living in New York City. He mostly writes non-fiction about things and has been called a “geek journalist” […]

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Episode 271 – With Stephanie Burgis

On April 26, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 271 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Stephanie Burgis.  About Stephanie: Stephanie Burgis grew up in America but now lives in Wales, surrounded by castles and coffeeshops, with her husband (fellow writer Patrick Samphire), their two young sons, and their sweet old border collie mix. In between those […]

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Episode 270P – The Star Wars Force Awakens Spoilery Show Extra

On April 12, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 270P of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat. About STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. An episode that previously only Patreon backers were able to hear. But now, through the magic of Interwebz, Sidhe magics and this old Jedi Holocron we found in the attic, everyone can hear it! Want to hear […]

Episode 269 – With Elizabeth Bonesteel

On April 5, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 269 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Elizabeth Bonesteel. About Elizabeth: Elizabeth Bonesteel began making up stories at the age of five, in an attempt to battle insomnia. Thanks to a family connection to the space program, she has been reading science fiction since she was a […]

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Episode 268 – With Cassandra Rose Clarke

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

In episode 268 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Cassandra Rose Clarke. About Cassandra: Cassandra Rose Clarke’s first adult novel, The Mad Scientist’s Daughter, was a finalist for the 2013 Philip K. Dick Award, and her YA novel, The Assassin’s Curse, was nominated for YALSA’s 2014 Best Fiction for […]

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Episode 267 – With Alan Smale

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

In episode 267 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Alan Smale. About Alan: Alan Smale writes science fiction and fantasy, currently focusing on alternate history and historical fantasy. His novella of a Roman invasion of ancient America, “A Clash of Eagles”, won the 2010 Sidewise Award for Alternate History, […]

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Episode 265 – With Randy Henderson

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

In episode 265 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Randy Henderson. About Randy: Randy Henderson is the author of the darkly humorous contemporary fantasy novels FINN FANCY NECROMANCY, and BIGFOOTLOOSE AND FINN FANCY FREE, from Tor/MacMillan. He is the Golden Pen Grand Prize winner of Writers of the Future for 2014, […]

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Episode 264 – With Helen Lowe

On February 23, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 264 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Helen Lowe. About Helen: Helen Lowe was born in Wellington, New Zealand. A multi-award winning author she is currently best known for her heroic fantasy novel, The Heir of Night, which won the David Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy […]

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Episode 263 – With Lindsay Smith

On February 16, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 263 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Lindsay Smith. About Lindsay: Lindsay Smith’s love of Russian culture has taken her to Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and a reindeer festival in the middle of Siberia. She lives in Washington, DC, where she writes on foreign affairs. She is the author […]

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Episode 262 – With Brandon Sanderson

On February 2, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 262 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Brandon Sanderson. About Brandon: BRANDON SANDERSON grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He lives in Utah with his wife and children and teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University. In addition to completing Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time®, he is the […]

Episode 261 – With Andrew Liptak

On January 26, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 261 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with blogger, author, and io9/Gizmodo weekend editor Andrew Liptak. About Andrew: Andrew Liptak is a freelance writer and historian from Vermont. He is the Weekend Editor of Gizmodo/io9, and has written for such places as Armchair General Magazine, Barnes and Noble, Clarkesworld […]

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Episode 260 – with Ingrid K. V. Hardy

On January 19, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 260 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Illustrator/Author Ingrid K. V. Hardy. About Ingrid: Ingrid’s resumé includes hundreds of portraits – animal and people – with a particular fondness for everything equine-related, as she used to work as a groom and rider/trainer when younger. She has illustrated (black and white) three technical books […]

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Episode 259 – With Lauren Panepinto

On January 12, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 259 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with the Creative Director for Orbit Books and Yen Press, Lauren Panepinto. About Lauren: Lauren is the Creative Director for Orbit Books and Yen Press. She was in charge of Trade Paperback design at The Doubleday Publishing Group, and before that, she designed covers for […]

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Episode 258 – With Dave Gross

On January 5, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 258 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Dave Gross. About Dave: Dave Gross is the author of the Radovan & the count novels for Pathfinder Tales, including Prince of Wolves, Master of Devils, Queen of Thorns, King of Chaos, and Lord of Runes.After teaching English and working as a […]

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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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