Episode 241 – With Chris Brogan

On July 28, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 241 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author and marketing-guru Chris Brogan. About Chris: Chris Brogan explores how people use content and community to build marketplaces around areas of belonging. He is CEO of Owner Media Group, a highly sought after professional speaker and the New York […]

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Episode 240 – With Andrew Gross

On July 21, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 240 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio have a mini-episode of Cord Cutters without Tom Merritt… ooops? (jk!)  Followed by the last of Patrick’s PPWC interviews with NY Times Best Selling Author, Andrew Gross. About Andrew: Andrew Gross is the author of New York Times bestsellers Reckless, The Blue […]

Episode 239 – With Laura DiSilverio

On July 14, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 239 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Laura DiSilverio. About Laura: Laura is the author of the Swift Investigations and Mall Cop mystery series. After twenty years as an Air Force intelligence officer – serving as a squadron commander, with the National Reconnaissance Office, and at […]

Episode 238 – With Peter Orullian

On June 30, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 238 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Peter Orullian. About Peter: Peter Orullian has worked in marketing at Xbox for nearly a decade, most recently leading the Music and Entertainment marketing strategy for Xbox LIVE, and has toured as a featured vocalist internationally at major music […]

Episode 237 – With Naomi Novik

On June 23, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 237 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Naomi Novik. About Naomi: Naomi Novik was born in New York in 1973, a first-generation American, and raised on Polish fairy tales, Baba Yaga, and Tolkien. She studied English Literature at Brown University and did graduate work in Computer […]

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Episode 236 – With Greg Weisman

On June 16, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 236 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Greg Weisman,  comic book and animation writer and producer, best known as the co-creator of Gargoyles and as the Supervising Producer of The Spectacular Spider-Man, and the Young Justice animated series – obviously the coolest animated DC Universe show ever. […]

Episode 235 – With Melissa Flashman and Margaret Bail

On June 9, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 235 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat for a bit before Patrick’s live interview with two literary agents: Margaret Bail (Inklings Literary Agency) and Melissa Flashman (Trident Media Group). About Margaret Bail: Margaret Bail has a BA in English and an MFA in Creative and Professional Writing. With […]

Episode 232 – With Trai Cartwright

On May 12, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 232 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat about music and stuff and then cut to Patrick’s live interview with writer, professional story breaker, editor and creative writing and screenwriting teacher, Trai Cartwright. About Trai: TRAI CARTWRIGHT, MFA, has over 25 years experience as a professional story breaker. While […]

Episode 230 – With Ferrett Steinmetz

On April 21, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 230 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Ferrett Steinmetz. About Ferrett: A firm believer in the “apply butt to chair, then fingers to keyboard” philosophy, Ferrett Steinmetz writes for at least an hour every day – which helps, he promises. He is a graduate of both […]

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Episode 228 – With Kristi Charish

On April 7, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 228 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with scientist and author Kristi Charish. About Kristi: Kristi is the author of OWL AND THE JAPANESE CIRCUS (Jan 13th, 2015, Simon & Schuster Canada/Pocket Books US), an urban fantasy about Ex-archaeology grad student turned international antiquities thief, Alix— better known […]

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Episode 226 – Jamie Todd Rubin

On March 24, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 226 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Jamie Todd Rubin. About Jamie: I’ve always had a fascination with the life of writers that I admire. They make up these great stories, but what are they like as people? A guilty pleasure of mine is reading biographical pieces […]

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Episode 222 – With Myke Cole

On February 10, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 222 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Myke Cole. About Myke: As a secu­rity con­tractor, gov­ern­ment civilian and mil­i­tary officer, Myke Cole’s career has run the gamut from Coun­tert­er­rorism to Cyber War­fare to Fed­eral Law Enforce­ment. He’s done three tours in Iraq and was recalled to […]

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Episode 221 – With Brian Brushwood

On February 3, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 221 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with podcaster and television personality Brian Brushwood. About Brian: Host of Scam School for Discovery & Hacking The System for NatGeo. Two Billboard #1 comedy albums. Eats fire. Sticks nails in eyes. Jackass. This week’s picks: Brian: Amazon Prime Pilot: The […]

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Episode 220 – with Brian McClellan

On January 27, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 220 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with writer Brian T. McClellan. About Brian: Brian lives in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife, two dogs, a cat, and between 6,000 and 60,000 honey bees (depending on the time of year). He began writing on Wheel of Time role playing […]

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Episode 219 – With Matt Forbeck

On January 20, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 219 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with writer and Capricon 35 Author Guest of Honor, Matt Forbeck. About Matt: Matt Forbeck has worked full-time on games and fiction since 1989, when he graduated from the Residential College at the University of Michigan with a degree in Creative […]

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Episode 218 – With Margaret Weis

On January 13, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 218 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with prolific writer and Dragonlance co-creator Margaret Weis. About Margaret: Margaret Weis is the New York Times Bestselling author of the Dragonlance Chronicles and Dragonlance Legends as well as many other award-winning and notable series, most recently Dragon Brigade with Robert […]

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Episode 217 – with William (W.C.) Bauers

On December 30, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 217 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author William (W.C.) Bauers. About William: W. C. BAUERS has worked on the sales side of publishing for more than thirteen years. Unbreakable is his first novel. His interests include Taekwondo, reading and writing military science fiction, toting gear for […]

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Episode 216 – With Sam Sykes

On December 23, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 216 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Sam Sykes. About Sam: Sam Sykes has done many things worthy of note, most of them involving violence of one manner or another.  Amongst his feats of strength, he counts the following: Wrestling a Kodiak bear to the earth […]

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Episode 215 – With Rajan Khanna

On December 16, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 215 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Rajan Khanna. About Rajan: Rajan Khanna is a fiction writer, blogger, reviewer and narrator. His first novel, Falling Sky, a post-apocalyptic adventure with airships, is due to be released in October 2014 from Pyr. His short fiction has appeared […]

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Episode 214 – With Gail Carriger

On December 2, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 214 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Gail Carriger. About Gail: New York Times Bestselling author Gail Carriger writes to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She escaped small town life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in Higher Learning. […]

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Episode 213 – With Alex Hughes

On November 25, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 213 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Alex Hughes. About Alex: Alex Hughes, the author of the award-winning Mindspace Investigations series from Roc, has lived in the Atlanta area since the age of eight. She is a graduate of the prestigious Odyssey Writing Workshop, and a member […]

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Episode 211 – Patrick and John talk about Star Wars a lot

On November 4, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 211 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk about many things, including but not limited to: Social media The Channel Formerly Known As SciFi Being Zen Star Wars JJ Abrams Star Trek This week’s picks: John: Star Wars: A New Dawn Patrick: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2, Defiance Season […]

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