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Episode 379 – Just Us, Books, Comics and Streaming

10/16/2018
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Patrick and John are back for the second of two Just Us episodes. We’re talking about Patrick’s hole in one, the increasingly fractured digital streaming services marketplace, Netflix and Prime, comiXology Unlimited and reading digital comics, and more. Links: John Anealio on Twitter Patrick Hester on Twitter The Functional Nerds Patreon Page Patrick’s Book: Into […] The post Episode 379 – Just Us, Books, Comics and Streaming appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:56:20

Episode 378 – Just Us and Digital Licensing

10/9/2018
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Patrick and John are back for the first of two Just Us episodes. In the first, we talk about a recent controversy over digital licensing rights and how they impact what you ‘buy’ including movies, tv shows, audiobooks and ebooks. Additionally, we go down the road of digital media versus print media – costs, distribution, […] The post Episode 378 – Just Us and Digital Licensing appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:54:41

Episode 377 – With Mur Lafferty

10/2/2018
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In episode 377 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome back an old friend – Mur Lafferty! Mur has a new book out called Solo: A Star Wars Story – the official novelization of the movie! About Solo: A Star Wars Story: Though Han Solo has thrilled Star Wars fans for decades, […] The post Episode 377 – With Mur Lafferty appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:45:09

Episode 376 – with Anna Smith Spark

9/18/2018
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In episode 376 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Grim Dark Fantasy author Anna Smith Spark! Her Empires of Dust trilogy began with the David Gemmell Awards shortlisted The Court of Broken Knives, and continues with the newly released The Tower of Living and Dying. About Anna Smith Spark: Anna lives […] The post Episode 376 – with Anna Smith Spark appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:56:23

Episode 375 – Just Us and Social Media

9/11/2018
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Patrick and John return from the Labor Day break to discuss how they, and social media, has changed in the years since starting The Functional Nerds podcast, including how we use social media and which platforms we prefer. Links: John Anealio on Twitter Patrick Hester on Twitter The Functional Nerds Patreon Page Patrick’s Book: Into […] The post Episode 375 – Just Us and Social Media appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:51:44

Episode 374 – Just Us and Music (mostly)

8/28/2018
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Patrick and John return from a brief hiatus (Patrick has been sick) to talk about the music they’ve been listening to, the books they’ve been reading, how they consume books these days, beer, podcasts, and so very much more. You’ll just have to listen for yourself to gobble up all the goodies. And a special […] The post Episode 374 – Just Us and Music (mostly) appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:52:31

Episode 373 – With Tim Niederriter

8/14/2018
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In episode 373 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome author and podcaster Tim Niederriter. He has several books out, including Spells of the Curtain: Court Mage, Spells of the Curtain: Battle Mage, Spells of the Curtain: Winter Mage, Memory Lost: A Post-Apocalyptic Cyberpunk Thriller (The Root Conspiracy Book 1), Mind Chase: […] The post Episode 373 – With Tim Niederriter appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:44:38

Episode 372 – Just Us and SDCC

8/7/2018
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Patrick and John return from a brief hiatus to talk about all the goodies coming out of San Diego Comic Con 2018! What does this conversation include? We’re so glad you asked! Among other things, we discuss: Doctor Who, DC Comic’s new streaming service, Titans, Young Justice, Man of Steel, Ben Affleck, Star Wars: The […] The post Episode 372 – Just Us and SDCC appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:50:47

Episode 371 – With Mary Robinette Kowal

7/24/2018
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In episode 371 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome back Hugo-award winning author, Mary Robinette Kowal! Her book – The Calculating Stars – is out with its companion in the duology – The Fated Sky – will be out in August! About The Calculating Stars: A meteor decimates the U.S. government […] The post Episode 371 – With Mary Robinette Kowal appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:56:20

Episode 370 – Just Us, Disney, Fox, Solo and the state of Star Wars

7/17/2018
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Patrick and John have a frank and serious chat about fandom, specifically Star Wars and the reactions to Solo: A Star Wars Story. SPOILER ALERT! IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, and plan to, and have avoided spoilers, then YOU MIGHT WANT TO SKIP THIS EPISODE UNTIL AFTER YOU’VE SEEN THE […] The post Episode 370 – Just Us, Disney, Fox, Solo and the state of Star Wars appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:01:04:24

Episode 369 – With Andy Weir

7/10/2018
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In episode 369 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome New York Times Best Selling author Andy Weir! ARTEMIS – an irresistible new near-future thriller–a heist story set on the moon – is available now via paperback. About ARTEMIS: Jasmine Bashara never signed up to be a hero. She just wanted to […] The post Episode 369 – With Andy Weir appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:47:09

Episode 368 – With Delilah S. Dawson

6/26/2018
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In episode 368 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome back New York Times Best Selling author Delilah S. Dawson! Delilah’s new book – co-authored with fellow NYT Best Selling Author Kevin Hearne – is called KILL THE FARM BOY and drops on July 17th, 2018 from Del Rey. About KILL THE […] The post Episode 368 – With Delilah S. Dawson appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:43:34

Episode 367 – With Jim Butcher

6/19/2018
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In episode 367 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with NY Times Best Selling Author – Jim Butcher! His new book – BRIEF CASES – is a collection of short stories set in the Dresden Files Universe which includes a brand new story. Our interview begins at the 15:32 mark if […] The post Episode 367 – With Jim Butcher appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:58:29

Episode 366 – Just Us and The Slow Burn + Avengers Infinity War

6/12/2018
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After a brief hiatus for Memorial Day, Patrick and John are back in episode 366 talking about many things – FIRST OFF – SPOILER ALERT! IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, and plan to, and have avoided spoilers, then YOU MIGHT WANT TO SKIP THIS EPISODE UNTIL AFTER YOU’VE SEEN THE MOVIE. What […] The post Episode 366 – Just Us and The Slow Burn + Avengers Infinity War appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:48:34

Episode 365 – With KD Edwards

6/6/2018
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In episode 365 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with KD Edwards, whose debut novel – THE LAST SUN – is due out from PYR on June 12th, 2018. About THE LAST SUN: Rune Saint John, last child of the fallen Sun Court, is hired to search for Lady Judgment’s missing […] The post Episode 365 – With KD Edwards appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:56:44

Episode 364 – Just Us and Calendars

5/22/2018
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Episode 364 arrives just in time for Patrick and John to talk about shared calendars, Marvel movies, the library, Chuck (yes, Chuck), the Bands in Town App (see the shared calendar reference above), the Beyond the Trope Podcast, The Three Hoarsemen Podcast, the SF Crossing the Gulf Podcast, texting, distractions, the average attention span (they […] The post Episode 364 – Just Us and Calendars appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:48:04

Episode 363 – With George Beahm

5/15/2018
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In episode 363 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with prolific author George Beahm about his new book – The Military Science of Star Wars. About The Military Science of Star Wars: George Beahm, a former U.S. Army major, draws on his experience to discuss the military science of the sprawling […] The post Episode 363 – With George Beahm appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:48:05

Episode 362 – Just Us and New Stuff

5/8/2018
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Episode 362 wherein Patrick and John are back to talk new houses and cars, playing music live, Sirius XM Radio, getting into ‘the zone’, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Netflix, Luke Cage Season 2, Jessica Jones Season 2, The Avengers, Wild, Wild Country, The Punisher, PG13 ratings on movies, Knights of the Old Republic (Dark Horse), […] The post Episode 362 – Just Us and New Stuff appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:01:04:35

Episode 361 – With Ilana C. Myer

5/1/2018
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In episode 361 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome back Ilana C. Myer, author of the new book FIRE DANCE. About FIRE DANCE: Espionage, diplomacy, conspiracy, passion, and power are the sensuously choreographed steps of the soaring new high fantasy novel by Ilana C. Myer, one woman’s epic mission to stop […] The post Episode 361 – With Ilana C. Myer appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:47:06

Episode 360 – With Nancy Kress

4/17/2018
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In episode 360 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Nancy Kress, author of the new book – If Tomorrow Comes. About If Tomorrow Comes: Ten years after the Aliens left Earth, humanity succeeds in building a ship, Friendship, to follow them home to Kindred. Aboard are a crew of scientists, diplomats, […] The post Episode 360 – With Nancy Kress appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:48:42