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Episode 219: Michael Moreci

Episode 219: Michael Moreci

On this episode, we chat with Michael Moreci about turning your passion into a career, his two novels with St. Martin’s Press, writing comics versus novels, Battlestar Galactica, and of course Star Wars.

Episode 218: Evangeline Lilly

Episode 218: Evangeline Lilly

We chat with Evangeline Lilly about The Squickerwonkers, acting versus writing, The Hobbit, and her place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Episode 217: Lamar Giles

Episode 217: Lamar Giles

This week, we’re chatting with author Lamar Giles about his newest book, The Last Last Day of Summer, and the brand-new Versify imprint it’s helping launch

Episode 216: Alan Oppenheimer

Episode 216: Alan Oppenheimer

This week, a conversation with Skeletor himself: the one and only Alan Oppenheimer!

Episode 215: Ronald L. Smith

Episode 215: Ronald L. Smith

This week, things are gettin’ creepy with author Ronald L. Smith. We talk all his books and focus on the newest one: ‘The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away.’

Episode 214: Tom Angleberger

Episode 214: Tom Angleberger

On this episode, I’m joined by Meg Humphrey to geek out about Tom Angleberger’s criminally underappreciated The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear.

Episode 213: Skottie Young

Episode 213: Skottie Young

This week, we’re geeking out with one of our very favorite artists working in comics/graphic novels today: Skottie Young!

Episode 212: Hena Khan

Episode 212: Hena Khan

We talk to author Hena Khan about her books and telling diverse stories where the characters aren’t being marginalized or overcoming dramatic adversity – they’re just being kids.

Episode 211: Rhett Miller

Episode 211: Rhett Miller

This week, we’re talking children’s poetry through the lens of rock and roll, baby! We welcome Rhett Miller, lead singer of the Old 97s, to the show to talk about his new book of, yep, children’s poetry!

Episode 210: Robin Cook

Episode 210: Robin Cook

We’re gettin’ nerdy this week, people! We’re donning our lab coats and venturing into a scientific conversation we have no business discussing: CRISPR/Cas9. Which is why we brought in the brain trust – i.e., Kishore Hari, science guru over at Tested.com and host of the […]

Episode 209: Gary Whitta & Darick Robertson

Episode 209: Gary Whitta & Darick Robertson

This week, we’re marking the release of Oliver #1 with the creative team responsible for bringing this hopeful dystopia to life. Gary Whitta first wrote the story as a screenplay nearly a decade ago, and together with artist Darick Robertson, they’ve finally brought the story […]

Episode 208: J.C. Cervantes

Episode 208: J.C. Cervantes

This week, we’re entering the world of myth. The mythological world of the Maya gods through the lens of J.C. Cervantes, to be exact.

Episode 207: Chuck Wendig

Episode 207: Chuck Wendig

Prolific on the page, vocal online, and just a damn fine gentleman, I can think of no better way to kick of 2019. Enjoy! And Happy New Year!

Episode 206: Jarrett Krosoczka

Episode 206: Jarrett Krosoczka

We talk to Jarrett Krosoczka about HEY, KIDDO, sharing such an intensely personal story with the world, the reception the book has gotten, and why the world needs compassion and empathy now more than ever before.

Episode 205: S.A. Chakraborty

Episode 205: S.A. Chakraborty

We’re traveling to Daevabad and the realm of the djinn this week with S.A. Chakraborty, author of the phenomenally great The City of Brass (and its forthcoming sequel, The Kingdom of Copper).

Episode 204: Christine Toy Johnson

Episode 204: Christine Toy Johnson

We talk to Christine Toy Johnson about the rigors of a touring musical’s schedule, the secrecy surrounding Iron Fist, whether Marvel should have rethought the Danny Rand character, and how Come From Away¬†makes the events of 9/11 relevant for younger audiences and brings a new understanding of the day to those of us who lived through it.

Episode 203: Greg Weisman

Episode 203: Greg Weisman

On this episode, I talk to Greg Weisman for more than an hour of Gargoyles greatness. Call it an early end-of-the-year present. You’re welcome.

Episode 202: Dav Pilkey

Episode 202: Dav Pilkey

This week, we chat with Dav Pilkey about Dog Men, Captains Underpants, and more! That’s right; the author/artist/creator behind the Captain Underpants phenomenon swings by our little corner of the Internet.

Episode 201: Peter Beagle

Episode 201: Peter Beagle

On this episode, Shiri and I talk to Peter Beagle about his early career, writing and selling A Fine and Private Place, the legacy of The Last Unicorn, why unicorns are so compelling, why he’s returned to the story numerous times over the years, and his other recent work.

Episode 200: Dominique Tipper

Episode 200: Dominique Tipper

Welcome, ladies and gents, to Episode 200! Happy anniversary to us! We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than with Dominique Tipper from THE EXPANSE! You’re welcome.