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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 369 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 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

Episode 358 – With Jerry Gordon

4/3/2018
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In episode 358 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome back Jerry Gordon, author of the new book – BREAKING THE WORLD. About BREAKING THE WORLD: In his debut novel, Jerry Gordon takes readers deep inside the longest standoff in law enforcement history for an apocalyptic thriller that challenges the news media’s […] The post Episode 358 – With Jerry Gordon appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:54:40

Episode 357 – Just Us and the Series Finale of Star Wars Rebels

3/27/2018
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Episode 357 is bittersweet in that Patrick and John sit down to chat about the series finale of Star Wars: Rebels. If you haven’t seen it yet, and intend to, go do that before you listen to this episode because SPOILERS OMG SPOILERS SO MANY FREAKING SPOILERS RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE WE SPOIL STUFF […] The post Episode 357 – Just Us and the Series Finale of Star Wars Rebels appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:46:00

Episode 356 – With Kim Wilkins

3/20/2018
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In episode 356 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Kim Wilkins – author of the new book DAUGHTERS OF THE STORM. About Kim: Kim Wilkins was born in London, and grew up at the seaside north of Brisbane, Australia. She is an Associate Professor of writing and book culture at University […] The post Episode 356 – With Kim Wilkins appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:50:59

Episode 355 – With Michael R. Underwood

3/13/2018
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In episode 355 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome back author, podcaster and North American Sales & Marketing Manager for Angry Robot Books, Michael R. Underwood. About Michael R. Underwood: Michael R. Underwood is the author of over ten books: Born the Blade, the Ree Reyes Geekomancy books, Shield and Crocus, […] The post Episode 355 – With Michael R. Underwood appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:43:19

Episode 354 – Just Us

3/6/2018
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Episode 354 arrives with a bang as Patrick and John sit down to chat about all sorts of things, including but not limited to: Zencastr, Scrivener, Depression, Oppression, Being a Creative, Netflix Viewership numbers, Social ME-dia, The Chain Method, The Magic Spreadsheet, Patrick Writing Again, Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, Layla and Other Love Songs, […] The post Episode 354 – Just Us appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:01:00:41

Episode 353 – With John Klima

2/28/2018
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In episode 353 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome back an old friend – John Klima! About John Klima: John is an American librarian, writer, and anthology and science fiction magazine editor, whose science fiction zine, Electric Velocipede, won the Hugo Award for Best Fanzine in 2009. He was also nominated […] The post Episode 353 – With John Klima appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:01:02:52

Episode 352 – With Kelsey Barthel

2/20/2018
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In episode 352 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Kelsey Barthel, whose new book – Beyond the Code – is available right now! About Kelsey: Kelsey Rae Barthel grew up in the quiet town of Hay Lakes in Alberta, a sleepy place of only 500 people. Living in such a calm […] The post Episode 352 – With Kelsey Barthel appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:47:08