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Episode 386 – Just Us and the Holiday Season

12/18/2018
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Patrick and John wrap up 2018 with a talk about the holidays that includes A Charlie Brown Christmas, Breaking Bad, Doctor Who, Daredevil, the Arrowverse and the Elseworlds Crossover, holiday music concerts in schools, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Merry Axemas: A Guitar Christmas, the original Nintendo Entertainment System, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the Jedi […] The post Episode 386 – Just Us and the Holiday Season appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:53:01

Episode 385 – Just Us and the Holiday Gift Picks

12/11/2018
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Patrick and John talk about the holidays, The Beatles, holiday music, creativity and then get into their picks for holiday gifts we think should make your own lists this year. Picks: John The History of Jazz Chuck Kloosterman’s writings Patrick 10th Anniversary Omnibus: The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks Fender Play app Links: John […] The post Episode 385 – Just Us and the Holiday Gift Picks appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:49:13

Episode 384 – Just Us and Physical Books

12/4/2018
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Patrick and John are back this week to talk about physical books. John highlights, underlines and marks notes in physical books whereas Patrick is convulsing and wants to curl up in a ball under his desk just having to type that for you to read… Patrick sees physical books as art and displays them proudly. […] The post Episode 384 – Just Us and Physical Books appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:51:29

Episode 383 – With RJ Theodore (Rekka Jay)

11/27/2018
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In episode 383 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome RJ (Rekka Jay) Theodore – author of FLOTSAM! About FLOTSAM: A fantastical steampunk first contact novel that ties together high magic, high technology, and bold characters to craft a story you won’t soon forget. Captain Talis just wants to keep her airship […] The post Episode 383 – With RJ Theodore (Rekka Jay) appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:45:53

Episode 382 – Just Us, Country Music, Books and Streaming

11/20/2018
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Patrick and John are talking about Patrick’s trip to KY, country music, the perfect country and western song, books – fiction and non-fiction (including Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty), Netflix canceling Luke Cage (and that other show… Fisty McIron Whine or whatever), CBS All Access, Disney’s streaming service, a new live action Star Wars show, […] The post Episode 382 – Just Us, Country Music, Books and Streaming appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:51:35

Episode 381 – With Ryder Carroll

11/13/2018
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In episode 381 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Ryder Carroll – creator of The Bullet Journal Method: Track Your Past, Order Your Present, Plan Your Future. About Ryder Carroll: Bullet Journal® (or BuJo® for short) was created by Ryder Carroll, a digital product designer and author living in Brooklyn, NY. […] The post Episode 381 – With Ryder Carroll appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:38:18

Episode 380 – With Jamie Todd Rubin

10/30/2018
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In episode 380 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome back an old friend – Jamie Todd Rubin! About Jamie Todd Rubin: Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction, and has been blogging since late 2005. His fiction has appeared in many of the leading science fiction magazines, as well as a […] The post Episode 380 – With Jamie Todd Rubin appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:46:04

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