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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Episode 255 – With Kristi Charish and Victor Milan

On December 8, 2015, in Retro Nerd, by Patrick Hester

In episode 255 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester is still out with a family emergency, so John Anealio and special co-host Kristi Charish chat with author Victor Milan. About Victor: Victor Woodward Milán is an American writer known for science fiction and an interest in cybernetics. In 1986 he won the Prometheus Award for Cybernetic Samurai. […]

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Episode 254 – With Kristi Charish and Brian Dunaway

On December 1, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 254 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester is still out with a family emergency, so John Anealio enlists special co-host Kristi Charish and they chat with artist and podcaster, Brian Dunaway. About Brian: Born in 1972 on a military base in the southern United States to a determined, young, open minded artistic mom […]

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Episode 253 – With Kristi Charish and Travis Langley

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

In episode 253 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester is out with a family emergency, so John Anealio enlists special co-host Kristi Charish and they chat with author Travis Langley. About Travis: Travis Langley, Ph.D., author of the book BATMAN AND PSYCHOLOGY: A DARK AND STORMY KNIGHT (Wiley; Turner Publishing) and editor of the […]

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Episode 252 – With C.A. Higgins

On November 17, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 252 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author C.A. Higgins. About C.A.: Along with writing novels, C. A. Higgins spent most of her time in college doing problem sets, translating vulgar Latin poetry, and fending off sleep deprivation.  It was while sitting in one of her physics […]

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Episode 251 – With Rob Gokee

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

In episode 251 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with award winning composer, Rob Gokee. About Rob: Los Angeles-based composer Rob Gokee, known for his varying style & flexibility, studied Music Theory & Composition at the University of New Mexico, and then spent six months under the tutelage of world […]

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Episode 250 – With Alma Alexander

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

In episode 250 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat for a bit, then segue into Patrick’s interview with Alma Alexander at the 74th WorldCon. About Alma: Alma has written and published well over two million words, most about places which never existed before she imagined them into being. She was born in a town on […]

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Episode 249 – With Tina Connolly

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

In episode 249 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat for a bit, then segue into Patrick’s interview with Tina Connolly at the 74th WorldCon. About Tina: Tina Connolly is the author of the Ironskin trilogy from Tor Books, and the Seriously Wicked series, from Tor Teen. Ironskin, her first fantasy novel, […]

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Episode 248 – With Rajan Khanna

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

In episode 248 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, was released in October 2014 from Pyr. A sequel, Rising Tide, is scheduled for October 2015. […]

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