Episode 424-Just Us and The Rickenbacker

On November 19, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

On this week’s Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick and John discuss everything from Disney+ to Echo in the Canyon, and beyond. We start with an intense look at… MUSICAL GEAR! Specifically, guitars and amplifiers and software, which leads us into the Echo in the Canyon documentary, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Rickenbackers, the Rolling Thunder Review, the […]

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Episode 423-With Elle Katharine White

On November 12, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and John welcome Elle Katharine White, author of Flamebringer: A Heartstone Novel (Heartstone book 3), to the Functional Nerds podcast! About Elle Katharine White: Elle was born and raised in Buffalo, NY, where she learned valuable life skills like how to clear a snowy driveway in under twenty minutes (a lot easier […]

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Episode 422-Just Us and Disney+

On November 5, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

On this week’s Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick and John discuss all manner of streaming things, including Disney+, Netflix, Prime and Hulu. Also discussed: Fox movies placed into the Disney vault, MileHiCon 2020, The Mandalorian, Goliath Season 3, SpiderMan: Far From Home, binging versus weekly episode drops, Carnival Row, Stranger Things Season 3, Parks N Rec, […]

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Episode 421-With Peter Orullian

On October 29, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and John welcome back Peter Orullian! Peter’s latest project – The Bell Ringer from Symphony North – is a mixture of his love of soaring vocals, anthemic orchestrations, powerful rhythms, and groups like Mannheim Steamroller and Trans-Siberian Orchestra. In fact, the album features several former recording and/or touring members of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, […]

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Episode 420-Just Us and Closed Captioning in Audiobooks

On October 22, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

Would you purchase an audiobook with closed captioning? That’s the main topic this week as Patrick and John discuss how Audible wants to add CC to audiobooks, and the publishers of those books are crying foul… On top of that, we discuss Facebook Pages vs Groups, and Patrick goes down a digital marketing tutorial for […]

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Episode 419-With Ian Brazee-Cannon

On October 15, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick runs solo due to John’s technical difficulties and welcomes author, filmmaker and podcaster Ian Brazee-Cannon to the show! Ian’s new novel – A Day at Georgie and Armand’s Place – is available right now! Like Patrick, Ian is local to Colorado and will be attending and participating on panels at MileHiCon 51, […]

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Episode 418-With Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne

On October 1, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and John welcome back two of our favorite authors Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne! Their latest book in THE TALES OF PELL series – The Princes Beard – Drops on October 8th! About Kevin Hearne: KEVIN HEARNE hugs trees, pets doggies, and rocks out to heavy metal. He also thinks tacos […]

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Episode 414-With Kate Baker

On August 13, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and John welcome back an old friend – Kate Baker! Kate is the Podcast Director and Non-fiction Editor for Clarkesworld Magazine, is a Hugo Award winner, a British Fantasy Award winner and a World Fantasy Award winner, and is the Executive Director for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA)! […]

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Just Us and Hulu

On August 5, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

Patrick and John are talking about Hulu this week, along with Patrick getting back into golf, the new season of Veronica Mars, how a pair of headphones should shout ‘I DON’T WANT TO TALK TO YOU’ in the grocery store, break room and the driving range – among other places, The Boys, Archer (DO YOU […]

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Episode 412-Just Us and SDCC

On July 30, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

Patrick and John are back talking about all the trailers and information coming out of SDCC, including The Expanse, Cibola Burn, Jay & Silent Bob Rebooted, The Witcher and more. Additionally, we chat about Led Zepplin, John’s music, never reading the comments, Clerks, The Eternals, Beyond the Trope and more… Links: John Anealio on Twitter […]

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Episode 411-With Stephen Aryan

On July 23, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

It’s Patrick’s turn to go it alone for episode 411, chatting with Stephen Aryan! His new book, Mage Bane, is out on August 6th. About Stephen: Stephen Aryan was born in 1977 and was raised and educated in Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear. After graduating from Loughborough University he started working in marketing, and for […]

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Episode 410-With Ken Napzok

On July 9, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

John Anealio is flying solo (get it?) for episode 410, chatting with Broadcaster / Host / AnchorNerd Ken Napzok! His new book, Why We Love Star Wars: The Great Moments That Built A Galaxy Far, Far Away, is available now. About Ken: Ken Napzok started his entertainment career as a disc jockey in Pismo Beach […]

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Episode 408-With Tracy Townsend

On June 25, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

For episode 408, Patrick and John welcome back (for the second time this year!) – Tracy Townsend! Her new book, The Fall, is now 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 of […]

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Episode 407-Just Us and Summer Snow

On June 18, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

June has arrived and with it brought record snow storms across the US… That didn’t stop Patrick and John from an afternoon get-together AKA recording the Functional Nerds podcast, wherein they discussed such heady topics as: Summer snow storms, Constantine, Always Be My Maybe (Netflix), John Wick Chapters 1 & 2, Good Omens (Prime), broken […]

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Episode 406-With Max Gladstone

On June 11, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

We’re glad to welcome back Max Gladstone – author of Empress of Forever – coming June 18th from TOR. About Max Gladstone: Max Gladstone has been thrown from a horse in Mongolia and nominated twice for the John W Campbell Best New Writer Award. Tor Books published FOUR ROADS CROSS, the fifth novel in Max’s […]

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Episode 405-Just Us and Dick Grayson

On June 4, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

It’s the post-Memorial Day slump AKA SUMMER! Patrick and John are back with the latest episode of the Functional Nerds aka Just Us and Titans, Young Justice and Kickstarter + buying furniture and other things online. Also mentioned in this episode: The Expanse RPG, Game of Thrones, social media, HBO Go, Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, […]

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Episode 402-Just Us, Disney+ and Star Wars Episode 9

On April 23, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

Ep 402. It’s all downhill from here, folks! Probably. This week, Patrick and John talk about Star Wars Celebration and the release of the teaser trailer for Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker. That leads to a deeper discussion of Disney+ and the future of streaming that Patrick is pretty sure will piss someone, somewhere, […]

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Episode 401-With EC Myers and Andrea Phillips

On April 16, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

For 401, Patrick and John welcome back authors EC Myers and Andrea Phillips – two of the creative minds behind the new Serial Box project – Alternis. About Alternis: Game designer Tandy Kahananui has been developing Alternis for nearly a decade, perfecting its monsters and dungeons. But she never imagined her game would be co-opted […]

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Episode 400-With Gail Carriger and Tom Merritt

On April 9, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

For the truly Epic 400th episode of The Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick and John welcome not one, but TWO amazing guests! Gail Carriger and Tom Merritt! With such combined intellect and wit, we tackle what’s changed in the 9 years since the Functional Nerds began, including but not limited to the following topics: podcast, publishing, […]

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Episode 399-Just Us and The Dirt

On April 2, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and John pre-celebrate the upcoming 400th episode of the Functional Nerds by recording the 399th episode and talking about The Dirt, Motley Crue, media hosting, podcasts, podcast and advertising networks, DVDs, music concert DVDs, Bohemian Rhapsody, VH1, Chicago, The Miami Showband Massacre, and more… Links: John Anealio on Twitter Patrick Hester on […]

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Episode 398-Just Us and Crisis On Arrow-verse Earths

On March 26, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

Episode 398 dawns and our intrepid Functional Nerds – Patrick and John – chat about many things, including but not limited to: Crisis On Infinite Earths and the Arrow-verse, The Magicians, Game of Thrones, Jack Ryan, The Umbrella Academy, Facebook, Battlestar Galactica, The BSG Orchestra, Supergirl, The Flash and Batwoman, Triple Frontier, Magnum P.I., S.W.A.T. […]

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Episode 397-With Tracy Townsend

On March 19, 2019, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

For episode 397, Patrick and John welcome back another old friend – Tracy Townsend! Her new book, The Fall, will be released on June 11, 2019 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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