Episode 294 – With Kevin J. Anderson

On November 8, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 294 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with publisher and prolific author Kevin J. Anderson. About Kevin: Kevin J. Anderson has published 140 books, 54 of which have been national or international bestsellers. He has written numerous novels in the Star Wars, X-Files, and Dune universes, as well as […]

Episode 293 – With Jason Sizemore

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

In episode 293 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author, editor and Apex Magazine and Book publisher, Jason Sizemore. About Jason: Raised in the Appalachian hills of southeastern Kentucky, Jason Sizemore is a three-time Hugo Award-nominated editor, a writer, and operates the science fiction, fantasy, and horror press Apex Publications. […]

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Episode 292 – With Leanna Renee Hieber

On October 25, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 292 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with actress and author Leanna Renee Hieber. About Leanna: Actress, playwright and author Leanna Renee Hieber is the award-winning, bestselling author of Gothic Victorian Fantasy novels for adults and teens. Her Strangely Beautiful saga, beginning with The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss […]

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Episode 291 – With Delilah S. Dawson

On October 18, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 291 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Delilah S. Dawson aka Lila Bowen. About Delilah: Delilah S. Dawson is the writer of the Blud series, Servants of the Storm, the HIT series, Wake of Vultures (as Lila Bowen), Star Wars: The Perfect Weapon and Scorched, and a […]

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Episode 290 – With Nisi Shawl

On October 11, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 290 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with African-American writer, editor, and journalist, Nisi Shawl. About Nisi: Nisi Shawl is a writer of science fiction and fantasy short stories and a journalist. She is the co-author (with Cynthia Ward) of Writing the Other: Bridging Cultural Differences for Successful Fiction. Her short […]

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Episode 289 – With Paul Weimer

On October 4, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 289 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with gamer, podcaster, photographer, SF&F fan and book reviewer, Paul Weimer. About Paul:  Not really a Prince of Amber, but rather an ex-pat New Yorker that has found himself living in Minnesota, Paul Weimer has been reading SF and Fantasy for over 30 […]

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Episode 288 – With Kate Baker

On September 27, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 288 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Narrator, Gamer, Writer, Warrior Princess, Podcast Director and Non-fiction Editor for Clarkesworld Magazine, Kate Baker. About Kate:  Kate Baker is the Podcast Director and Non-fiction Editor for Clarkesworld Magazine. She has been very privileged to narrate over 350 short stories/poems by some of the biggest names in Science Fiction […]

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Episode 287 – With Blake Charlton

On September 20, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 287 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Blake Charlton, doctor and author of Spellbreaker. About Blake:  Blake Charlton  is now a proud dyslexic, but as a boy he hated the condition that kept him effectively illiterate. He learned to read fluently by sneaking fantasy novels into seventh grade […]

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Episode 286 – Patrick and John’s Lost Weeks Explained!

On September 13, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 286 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat about the circumstances leading up to an unplanned hiatus, their return to podcasting, John’s odd illness, Patrick’s trip to WorldCon and his book cover reveal, The Transformers Movie 30th Anniversary, and much, much more. Download the episode to your favorite listening […]

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Episode 285 – With W. C. Bauers

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

In episode 285 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with W.C. Bauers, author of Indomitable: The Chronicles of Promise Paen. About W.C.: W. C. Bauers works in sales and publishing during the day and writes military science fiction and space opera at night. His first novel, UNBREAKABLE, was an Amazon and […]

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Episode 284 – With Kelly Robson

On August 9, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 284 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Kelly Robson, author of Waters of Versailles. About Kelly: In 2015, Kelly’s first fiction publications appeared in major Science Fiction markets Clarkesworld, Tor.com, and Asimov’s Science Fiction, and in the anthologies New Canadian Noir, In the Shadow of the Towers, and License […]

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Episode 283 – With Mike Brooks

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

In episode 283 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Mike Brooks, author of Dark Run. About Mike: Mike Brooks was born in Ipswich, Suffolk and moved to Nottingham when he was 18 to go to university. He’s stayed there ever since, and now lives with his wife, two cats, two […]

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Episode 282 – With Laurence MacNaughton

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

In episode 282 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Laurence MacNaughton, author of It Happened One Doomsday. About Laurence: Laurence grew up in a creaky old colonial house in Connecticut that he was pretty sure was haunted. As a kid, he was a choirboy in a church that was built in 1754. He also pounded […]

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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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