Episode 363 – With George Beahm

On May 15, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 363 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with prolific author George Beahm about his new book – The Military Science of Star Wars. About The Military Science of Star Wars: George Beahm, a former U.S. Army major, draws on his experience to discuss the military science of the sprawling […]

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Episode 362 – Just Us and New Stuff

On May 8, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

Episode 362 wherein Patrick and John are back to talk new houses and cars, playing music live, Sirius XM Radio, getting into ‘the zone’, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Netflix, Luke Cage Season 2, Jessica Jones Season 2, The Avengers, Wild, Wild Country, The Punisher, PG13 ratings on movies, Knights of the Old Republic (Dark Horse), […]

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Episode 361 – With Ilana C. Myer

On May 1, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 361 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome back Ilana C. Myer, author of the new book FIRE DANCE. About FIRE DANCE: Espionage, diplomacy, conspiracy, passion, and power are the sensuously choreographed steps of the soaring new high fantasy novel by Ilana C. Myer, one woman’s epic mission to stop […]

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Episode 360 – With Nancy Kress

On April 17, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 360 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Nancy Kress, author of the new book – If Tomorrow Comes. About If Tomorrow Comes: Ten years after the Aliens left Earth, humanity succeeds in building a ship, Friendship, to follow them home to Kindred. Aboard are a crew of scientists, diplomats, […]

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Episode 359 – Just Us and Creativity

On April 10, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

Episode 359 is here and Patrick and John are back to talk about Easter and Passover falling oddly this year, creativity, writing, Alzheimer’s, life changes, moving, routines, music, practice, sleep, sound editing, family, Mandolins, Chris Thiele, and so much more… Links: John Anealio on Twitter Patrick Hester on Twitter The Functional Nerds Patreon Page Patrick’s […]

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Episode 358 – With Jerry Gordon

On April 3, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 358 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome back Jerry Gordon, author of the new book – BREAKING THE WORLD. About BREAKING THE WORLD: In his debut novel, Jerry Gordon takes readers deep inside the longest standoff in law enforcement history for an apocalyptic thriller that challenges the news media’s […]

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Episode 357 – Just Us and the Series Finale of Star Wars Rebels

On March 27, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

Episode 357 is bittersweet in that Patrick and John sit down to chat about the series finale of Star Wars: Rebels. If you haven’t seen it yet, and intend to, go do that before you listen to this episode because SPOILERS OMG SPOILERS SO MANY FREAKING SPOILERS RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE WE SPOIL STUFF […]

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Episode 356 – With Kim Wilkins

On March 20, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 356 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Kim Wilkins – author of the new book DAUGHTERS OF THE STORM. About Kim: Kim Wilkins was born in London, and grew up at the seaside north of Brisbane, Australia. She is an Associate Professor of writing and book culture at University […]

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Episode 355 – With Michael R. Underwood

On March 13, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 355 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome back author, podcaster and North American Sales & Marketing Manager for Angry Robot Books, Michael R. Underwood. About Michael R. Underwood: Michael R. Underwood is the author of over ten books: Born the Blade, the Ree Reyes Geekomancy books, Shield and Crocus, […]

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Episode 354 – Just Us

On March 6, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

Episode 354 arrives with a bang as Patrick and John sit down to chat about all sorts of things, including but not limited to: Zencastr, Scrivener, Depression, Oppression, Being a Creative, Netflix Viewership numbers, Social ME-dia, The Chain Method, The Magic Spreadsheet, Patrick Writing Again, Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, Layla and Other Love Songs, […]

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Episode 353 – With John Klima

On February 27, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 353 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome back an old friend – John Klima! About John Klima: John is an American librarian, writer, and anthology and science fiction magazine editor, whose science fiction zine, Electric Velocipede, won the Hugo Award for Best Fanzine in 2009. He was also nominated […]

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Episode 352 – With Kelsey Barthel

On February 20, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 352 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Kelsey Barthel, whose new book – Beyond the Code – is available right now! About Kelsey: Kelsey Rae Barthel grew up in the quiet town of Hay Lakes in Alberta, a sleepy place of only 500 people. Living in such a calm […]

Episode 351 – With Stephen Aryan

On February 13, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 351 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Stephen Aryan to these hallowed virtual halls to talk about his Age of Darkness trilogy (Battlemage, Bloodmage, Chaosmage) published by Orbit books, and the new Age of Dread trilogy – which begins with Mageborn. Of Gods and Men, a digital and audio […]

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Episode 350 – Just Epically Us

On February 6, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

How do you celebrate an epic 350th episode? Doesn’t matter – cuz you’re in Functional Nerd town and this is how WE do it! It’s time to go EPIC with Patrick and John doing what they do best – talking about STUFF. EPICALLY. Because 350! That’s right! You know who else has gone the distance? […]

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Episode 349 – With Gail Carriger

On January 30, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 349 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome back Gail Carriger – author of the new book Romancing the Werewolf, and cohost of the newly minted 20 Minute Delay podcast. About Gail: Gail Carriger writes comedies of manners mixed with paranormal romance (and the sexy San Andreas Shifter series as […]

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Episode 348 – With Patrick Lohier

On January 23, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 348 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Patrick Lohier – co-author of False Idols – an upcoming new release from SerialBox.com! Patrick Lohier’s stories, book reviews, and essays have appeared in African American Review, the Georgia Review, Callaloo, the Globe & Mail, Boing Boing and other publications. He is […]

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Episode 347 – With Django Wexler

On January 16, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 347 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome long-time podcast friend and author Django Wexler – whose new novel The Infernal Battalion – Book Five of The Shadow Campaigns – is out and concludes the series! What do we talk about? Well folks – THIS IS THE SPOILER EPISODE for […]

Episode 346 – With J.F. Dubeau

On January 9, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 346 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome J.F. Dubeau – author of The Life Engineered, A God in the Shed and Arch-Android – the sequel to The Life Engineered. The Life Engineered is one of the first three books inducted into the Sword & Laser Collection on Inkshares. In […]

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Episode 345 – Just Us, Year End Picks and The Last Jedi

On December 19, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 345th episode of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick and John spend some time talking about Year End Picks for TV shows and bands/albums, then we have a spoilery talk about Star Wars: The Last Jedi wherein we try really hard not to spoil much and are as vague as we can manage, but […]

Episode 344 – Just Us

On December 12, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 344th episode of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick and John persevere through a tryptophan-induced haze in order to talk about several things, including Thanksgiving, Zencastr, umms, uhhs and ya knows, show prep, interviews, recording and editing, public speaking, content marketing, deliberate practice, the proper way to cook yams, teaching, New Yorkers (and east […]

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Episode 343 – With Tracy Townsend

On December 5, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 343 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome fantasy author Tracy Townsend, whose debut novel – The Nine – is available from PYR. About Tracy: Tracy Townsend holds a Master’s degree in Writing & Rhetoric from DePaul University and a Bachelor’s degree in creative writing from DePauw University, a source […]

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Episode 342 – With Richard Baker

On November 28, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 342 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome New York Times Bestselling Author and award winning game designer Richard Baker. His latest novel – a military SF called Valiant Dust – is available from Tor Books. About Richard: A former United States Navy officer and a well-known game designer, Richard […]

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