Episode 295P – Just The Two Of Us and those Star Wars Rebels

On November 15, 2016, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 295p of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio have a deeply spoilery chat about the Disney XD show, Star Wars: Rebels. We also talk about the future, patreon, and much more. Download this episode to your favorite listening device and then let John and Patrick totally fill your ears with […]

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 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 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 212 with James Luceno

On November 18, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 212 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with James Luceno. About James: James Luceno is a New York Times bestselling author. He has written three Star Wars novels and a dictionary about Star Wars. He has written other novels as well and he wrote the film adaptations for […]

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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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Book Review: The Dharma of Star Wars by Matthew Bortolin

On February 24, 2014, in Book Review, Cathy Russell, by Catherine Russell

The Dharma of Star Wars by Matthew Bortolin is a simple, fun introduction to the basic tenets of Buddhism. By using examples from the Star Wars saga, Bortolin illustrates how Buddhism addresses the cause of suffering, and how to transcend that suffering by cultivating mindfulness and recognizing our part in the greater whole of reality. […]

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Episode 138 – Dave Robison

On March 19, 2013, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 138th episode of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Dave Robison, hose of the Roundtable Podcast. About Dave: Dave has indulged in creative pursuits his entire life. His CV includes writing Curious George fan-fiction at the age of eight, improv theater at age ten, playing trumpet at age twelve, […]

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Epsiode 092 – Howard Andrew Jones and Paul S. Kemp

On February 28, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 92 of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome authors Howard Andrew Jones and Paul S. Kemp. About Howard Howard is the author of The Desert of Souls (Thomas Dunne Books 2011), a historical fantasy set in the 8th century Abbasid caliphate featuring the characters Dabir and Asim, who’ve been […]

Episode 065 – Timothy Zahn

On July 19, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In Episode 65 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk all things Star Wars with the man who started the expanded universe, Timothy Zahn, to discuss his new book: Choices of One! Music in the episode: Sundog (Excerpt) by John Anealio George R. R. Martin is not Your Bitch (Excerpt) © […]

Episode 053 – Paul S. Kemp

On April 12, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 53rd episode of the Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester & Lisa Paitz Spindler sit down to chat with Paul S. Kemp, author of the new Star Wars novel: Deceived. We also chat about: Star Wars, Forgotten Realms, Scrivener, outlining, the writing process, the heroes journey, law school, Erevis Cale, Wizards of the Coast, role […]

Functional Nerds 047 John Jackson Miller

On March 1, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 47th episode of the Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester & John Anealio sit down to chat with John Jackson Miller, author of Star Wars: Knight Errant We also chat about: ebooks, The Star Wars Role Playing Game, Marvel Comics, Shadows of the Empire, Star Trek, the Crimson Dynamo, Lost Tribe of the Sith, DC […]

Video Review: Star Wars: Red Harvest

On January 24, 2011, in Video Review, by John Anealio

Here is John Anealio’s video review of STAR WARS: RED HARVEST by Joe Schreiber. Click here for The Functional Nerds Podcast Interview with Joe Schreiber. Want more?  Follow John on Twitter or Facebook.

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Episode 038 Joe Schreiber

On December 20, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

038 The Functional Nerds In the 38th episode of the Functional Nerds, we welcome Joe Schreiber, author of Red Harvest, Death Troopers, No Doors, No Windows, Chasing the Dead & Eat the Dark to discuss all things Star Wars. Featuring Original Music by: John Anealio: Sundog John Anealio: The Millennium Falcon for Christmas (Excerpt) © […]

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Episode 14

On June 18, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

014 The Functional Nerds In the 14th episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio are joined by the latest recruit in the 3rd Nerd Army, blogger and mega science fiction and fantasy book reviewer from Grasping for the Wind: John Ottinger! This week we chat about: John Anealio’s inability to pronounce Thaumatrope, […]

Episode 006

On April 23, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

006 The Functional Nerds In the sixth episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio are joined by the first recruit in the 3rd Nerd Army: Kate Sherrod!  Together with Kate, we chat about: C2E2, Comic book conventions, Shakespeare, sonnets, Doctor Who, Netflix, Lost, the channel formerly known as SciFi, Wrestling, Wizard’s of […]

Nerd News Round Up-April 13, 2010

On April 13, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd News for April 13 Scifi & Fantasy Slice of Scifi: Man turns mail truck into street-legal Viper i09: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan & Steven Moffat take us inside Doctor Who Season 5 SfSgnal.com: SF Tidbits for 4/13/10 SciFi Wire: How Felicia Day pumped up to fight werewolves for Syfy i09: (fan made) Star Wars […]

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