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Episode 426-Just Us And American Mythology

12/3/2019
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On this week’s Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick and John share more Patron picks while talking about Robert Johnson, documentaries, Netflix, The Dragon Prince Season 3 (holy epic season!), Supernatural, Doctor Who, Spotify, Ken Burns County Music, Disney+, Jedi: Fallen Order, The Witcher, Crisis on Infinite Earths (CW), Kickstarter, The Blues, American mythology and some new […] The post Episode 426-Just Us And American Mythology appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:01:05:25

Episode 425-With Paul Levinson

11/26/2019
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This week, Patrick and John welcome back Paul Levinson, author of 19 books and – as long time listeners remember from way back in episode 40 – is also a musician. His new LP is out – Welcome Up: Songs of Space and Time will be released in early 2020! About Paul Levinson: Paul Levinson, […] The post Episode 425-With Paul Levinson appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:47:42

Episode 424-Just Us and The Rickenbacker

11/19/2019
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On this week’s Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick and John discuss everything from Disney+ to Echo in the Canyon, and beyond. We start with an intense look at… MUSICAL GEAR! Specifically, guitars and amplifiers and software, which leads us into the Echo in the Canyon documentary, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Rickenbackers, the Rolling Thunder Review, the […] The post Episode 424-Just Us and The Rickenbacker appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:57:24

Episode 423-With Elle Katharine White

11/12/2019
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This week, Patrick and John welcome Elle Katharine White, author of Flamebringer: A Heartstone Novel (Heartstone book 3), to the Functional Nerds podcast! About Elle Katharine White: Elle was born and raised in Buffalo, NY, where she learned valuable life skills like how to clear a snowy driveway in under twenty minutes (a lot easier […] The post Episode 423-With Elle Katharine White appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:41:50

Episode 422-Just Us and Disney+

11/5/2019
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On this week’s Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick and John discuss all manner of streaming things, including Disney+, Netflix, Prime and Hulu. Also discussed: Fox movies placed into the Disney vault, MileHiCon 2020, The Mandalorian, Goliath Season 3, SpiderMan: Far From Home, binging versus weekly episode drops, Carnival Row, Stranger Things Season 3, Parks N Rec, […] The post Episode 422-Just Us and Disney+ appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:48:44

Episode 421-With Peter Orullian

10/29/2019
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This week, Patrick and John welcome back Peter Orullian! Peter’s latest project – The Bell Ringer from Symphony North – is a mixture of his love of soaring vocals, anthemic orchestrations, powerful rhythms, and groups like Mannheim Steamroller and Trans-Siberian Orchestra. In fact, the album features several former recording and/or touring members of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, […] The post Episode 421-With Peter Orullian appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:44:56

Episode 420-Just Us and Closed Captioning in Audiobooks

10/22/2019
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Would you purchase an audiobook with closed captioning? That’s the main topic this week as Patrick and John discuss how Audible wants to add CC to audiobooks, and the publishers of those books are crying foul… On top of that, we discuss Facebook Pages vs Groups, and Patrick goes down a digital marketing tutorial for […] The post Episode 420-Just Us and Closed Captioning in Audiobooks appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:01:01:24

Episode 419-With Ian Brazee-Cannon

10/15/2019
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This week, Patrick runs solo due to John’s technical difficulties and welcomes author, filmmaker and podcaster Ian Brazee-Cannon to the show! Ian’s new novel – A Day at Georgie and Armand’s Place – is available right now! Like Patrick, Ian is local to Colorado and will be attending and participating on panels at MileHiCon 51, […] The post Episode 419-With Ian Brazee-Cannon appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:28:04

Episode 418-With Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne

10/1/2019
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This week, Patrick and John welcome back two of our favorite authors Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne! Their latest book in THE TALES OF PELL series – The Princes Beard – Drops on October 8th! About Kevin Hearne: KEVIN HEARNE hugs trees, pets doggies, and rocks out to heavy metal. He also thinks tacos […] The post Episode 418-With Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:47:36

Episode 417-Just Us and the Cosmere

9/24/2019
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Fall is here, and so are Patrick and John with a very special episode about unexpected hiatuses, The Hugo Loser’s Party controversy, and Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere… Links: John Anealio on Twitter Patrick Hester on Twitter The Functional Nerds Patreon Page Patrick Hester on Instagram Patrick’s Book: Into the Fire (available everywhere) © 2019 Patrick Hester […] The post Episode 417-Just Us and the Cosmere appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:56:02

Episode 416-With Ferrett Steinmetz

9/17/2019
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This week, Patrick and John welcome back Ferrett Steinmetz! His latest book – The Sol Majestic – is out now! About Ferrett Steinmetz: His debut urban fantasy FLEX features a bureaucracy-obsessed magician who is in love with the DMV, a goth videogamemancer who tries not to go all Grand Theft Auto on people, and one […] The post Episode 416-With Ferrett Steinmetz appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:52:34

Episode 415-Just Us and Showrunners

9/10/2019
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August is done and September dawns, bringing with it the first hints of fall and, of course, a brand new episode of the Functional Nerds podcast! This week, Patrick and John are talking about the rumors swirling around the next Star Wars movie, as well as Marvel’s Kevin Feige, DC’s Bruce Timm, The Mandalorian, Rebels, […] The post Episode 415-Just Us and Showrunners appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:50:38

Episode 414-With Kate Baker

8/13/2019
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This week, Patrick and John welcome back an old friend – Kate Baker! Kate is the Podcast Director and Non-fiction Editor for Clarkesworld Magazine, is a Hugo Award winner, a British Fantasy Award winner and a World Fantasy Award winner, and is the Executive Director for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA)! […] The post Episode 414-With Kate Baker appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:51:13

Just Us and Hulu

8/6/2019
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Patrick and John are talking about Hulu this week, along with Patrick getting back into golf, the new season of Veronica Mars, how a pair of headphones should shout ‘I DON’T WANT TO TALK TO YOU’ in the grocery store, break room and the driving range – among other places, The Boys, Archer (DO YOU […] The post Just Us and Hulu appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:47:40

Episode 412-Just Us and SDCC

7/30/2019
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Patrick and John are back talking about all the trailers and information coming out of SDCC, including The Expanse, Cibola Burn, Jay & Silent Bob Rebooted, The Witcher and more. Additionally, we chat about Led Zepplin, John’s music, never reading the comments, Clerks, The Eternals, Beyond the Trope and more… Links: John Anealio on Twitter […] The post Episode 412-Just Us and SDCC appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:44:09

Episode 411-With Stephen Aryan

7/23/2019
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It’s Patrick’s turn to go it alone for episode 411, chatting with Stephen Aryan! His new book, Mage Bane, is out on August 6th. About Stephen: Stephen Aryan was born in 1977 and was raised and educated in Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear. After graduating from Loughborough University he started working in marketing, and for […] The post Episode 411-With Stephen Aryan appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:55:57

Episode 410-With Ken Napzok

7/9/2019
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John Anealio is flying solo (get it?) for episode 410, chatting with Broadcaster / Host / AnchorNerd Ken Napzok! His new book, Why We Love Star Wars: The Great Moments That Built A Galaxy Far, Far Away, is available now. About Ken: Ken Napzok started his entertainment career as a disc jockey in Pismo Beach […] The post Episode 410-With Ken Napzok appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:48:18

Episode 409-Just Us and Tacopalooza

7/2/2019
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Patrick and John are back talking about street tacos! Additionally mentioned in this episode: The Wheel of Time tv show, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, cooking shows and FoodNetwork, hickory smoked bbq, Solo, audiobooks, The Chef Show, upcoming fantasy and science fiction adaptations, Tacopalooza and Keb Mo, to name just a few… For the rest – hit […] The post Episode 409-Just Us and Tacopalooza appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:48:03

Episode 408-With Tracy Townsend

6/25/2019
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For episode 408, Patrick and John welcome back (for the second time this year!) – Tracy Townsend! Her new book, The Fall, is now available from PYR. About Tracy: Tracy Townsend holds a Master’s degree in Writing & Rhetoric from DePaul University and a Bachelor’s degree in creative writing from DePauw University, a source of […] The post Episode 408-With Tracy Townsend appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:50:54

Episode 407-Just Us and Summer Snow

6/18/2019
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June has arrived and with it brought record snow storms across the US… That didn’t stop Patrick and John from an afternoon get-together AKA recording the Functional Nerds podcast, wherein they discussed such heady topics as: Summer snow storms, Constantine, Always Be My Maybe (Netflix), John Wick Chapters 1 & 2, Good Omens (Prime), broken […] The post Episode 407-Just Us and Summer Snow appeared first on The Functional Nerds.

Duration:00:49:22