Episode 25: Conduit and Lone Wolf Podcasting LIVE with Jon Stark, Catrina Taylor, Sarah Buhrman, Coffee Quill, and Eli Kwake

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On our triumphant return to the live format we talk to Catrina Taylor, Sarah Buhrman, and Coffee Quills about  the online conference they organize – Conduit, the struggles of ogranzing a conference, and what to expect in 2022. In the second half, we speak with writer and podcaster, Jon Stark about podcasting, the Lone Wolf book series, and his own writing. Finally we talk to Eli Kwake about combining Game of Tomes and Filk. You can go to this link to see the video and hear the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPeQPUC3MFw Please keep in mind the audio is not up to its usual quality because it was live streamed.

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Episode 24: No Gods, No Masters with Cadwell Turnbull & African Publishing with Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki

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In this episode, Cat and Alan chat with author Cadwell Turnbull. They discuss Cadwell’s novel No Gods, No Monsters, the inspiration for his monsters, and why it’s important to keep questioning yourself.

Alan also chats with Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki about what it’s like trying to get into a US MFA program from Nigeria.

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Episode 23: Up the Solarpunks with Justine Norton-Kertson and Briana Castagnozzi & Rick CLaypool discusses Raytheon and the Hugo Awards

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In this episode, Diane and Alan chat with Co-editor-in-Chiefs, Justine Norton-Kertson and Briana Castagnozzi, of Solapunk Magazine about starting a new magazine, government, falconing, music, and Solar Punk.

Rick’s column focuses on evil corporations, escapism in fiction, and how it all relates to Raytheon and the 2021 Hugo awards.

 

 

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Episode 22: United We Stan with Brian Bauman of United Paizos Workers and World Building with Graeme Barber

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Happy Holidays, our December episode is early! In the last episode of 2021 Diane and our newest co-host, Graeme Barber, talk to Brian Bauman of United Paizos Workers about how the RPG company, Paizos, came to be unionized. They discuss what it’s like to organize a union, the importance organizing, and, to lighten things up, Pathfinder 2.0.

This month Graeme kicks off a new audio column about world-building.

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Episode 21: Fan Activism with Janae Phillipsof Fandom Forward and Book Reviews with Alan Bailey

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In this episode Alan and Diane talk to co-Director of Fandom Forward Janae Phillips. They discuss what it means to be an activist, how Fandom Forward uses fandom to promote activism, how fandom and organizing resistance are similar, and much more.

Alan also reviews some books including:

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Episode 20: The Allure of Solarpunk and the Horrors of the Actual with Rem Wigmore and Column by Rick Claypool

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In this episode Alan and Diane talk to author Rem Wigmore. They discuss what the use of pronouns, WorldCon 2021 from a New Zealander’s perspective, horror novels, and Rem’s new novel Foxhunt.

We also have our Spec Fic Partisan’s audio column by Rick Claypool. This time Rick has a discussion of fake horrors in a time of so many true and actual horrors.

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Episode 19: Fair Distribution of Futures with Francesco Verso

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In this episode Alan and Diane talk to Patron Pick, editor, writer, and con organizer, Francesco Verso. They discuss what it means to have a fair distribution of futures, Chinese SF, solar punk, and much more.

We also have an audio column about publishing in Africa with Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki. He discusses problems with payment.

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Episode 18: Cat Rambo’s Vision with guest Interviewer Dave Robison and book reviews with Alan

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In this episode Alan and Dave Robison, our first ever guest interviewer, talk to our friend, author, editor, and co-host Cat Rambo about her new novel You Sexy Thing, the difference between writing short fiction and novels, the Satanic Panic, and RPGs.

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Alan also reviews some books. This time he talks about:

The Blood-Dimmed Tide  by Michael R. Johnston published 2020 Flametree Press

The Invisible by Seb Doubinsky published 2020 MeerKat Press

 

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Episode 18: Magazines, Music, and Politics with Sheree Renee Thomas, and Spec Fic Partisan with Rick Claypool

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In this episode Alan and Cat talk to editor and writer Sheree Renee Thomas about taking over the editorship of Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, music, her new collection Nine Bar Blues, and politics in art.

We also have our first ever audio column by Rick Claypool, author of Leech Girl Lives and The Mold Farmer. Rick talks about the collective action and Amazon.

And we announce a new co-host, Graeme Barber.

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Episode 16: SFF Theater with Monica Cross

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In this episode Alan and Diane talk to playwright and director Monica Cross about the uniqueness of SFF theater, staging SFF plays, and where to find them.

Alan also reviews Witch Piss by Sam Pink published by Thumbs Down Press 2020.

We also make a big announcement.

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