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Around the Podosphere: Podcasts of Note for 3/2/2015

2 Mar

What nifty things dropped into our laps last week?  This week’s edition of Around the Podosphere has the answer.  Here’s what we’ve been listening to!

On Literature:

On Movies:

On Leonard Nimoy:

256. Myke Cole (a.k.a. Sergeant Tibbs): Gemini Cell (An Interview)

2 Mar

Zombie soldiers, evil spirits, and body farms, oh my!  Myke Cole returns to the show to talk about his fourth novel, Gemini Cell.  We talk to him about some of his writing “firsts” (standalone novels, sex scenes from different POVs, etc.), the inner conflicts of his new characters, military life, and so much more.

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Note:  If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or feel free to email us with your thoughts about the show!

Here’s the episode (show notes are below):

Episode 256 — Download (MP3)

Gemini Cell by Myke Cole

Show Notes:.

Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0).

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for listening.  See you next week.

Torture Cinema Poll for March 2015: What’s next?

2 Mar

You know the drill.  It’s vote time!

My Superpower: Kristi Charish (Owl and the Japanese Circus)

24 Feb Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish

My Superpower is a regular guest column on the Skiffy and Fanty blog where authors and creators tell us about one weird skill, neat trick, highly specialized cybernetic upgrade, or other superpower they have, and how it helped (or hindered!) their creative process as they built their project. Today we welcome Kristi Charish to talk about how the power of molecular biology relates to Owl and the Japanese Circus.

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Don’t worry, I’ll save you! I’m a Molecular Biologist.

That’s right. Sit back and let me tell you about the highly underrated profession known as molecular biology. First and foremost, our degrees start with a modest BSc — note the B and S are capitalized (as Erik Williams pointed out while back, an expert ranking in BS is an essential skill set for becoming a writer).

Want to survive the imminent apocalypse burgeoning on the horizon? While everyone else is stockpiling weapons, ammo, and canned goods us molecular biologists have everyone beat. We’ll be figuring out how to purify water, grow food, and synthesize antibiotics…Heck, with our collective minds, we’ll have a fully functional biodome up and running in no time, distillery and all (we’re talking about molecular biologists after all). A collective of highly educated researchers and molecular engineers living in peace and harmony while the apocalypse rages on outside… Continue reading

Around the Podosphere: Podcasts of Note for 2/23/15

23 Feb

As always, a lot of nifty stuff is going on in the podcasting world.  Below, you’ll find some of the things our crew has been enjoying in the last few weeks!

On Television:

On Movies:

On Writing:

On Literature:

On Conspiracies:

The New:

What have you been enjoying?  Let us know in the comments!

#30. Jupiter Ascending (2015) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast

23 Feb

Space princesses, dog boys, and capitalism, oh my!  The crew conspires together to discuss the latest Wachowski film, Jupiter Ascending.  We tackle the good and the bad and even have a little fun with impersonations.

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Note:  If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or feel free to email us with your thoughts about the show!

Spoiler Alert:  the following podcast contains spoilers for the film being reviewed; if you wish to see the film without having it ruined for you, download this podcast and save it for later.

Jupiter Ascending

Download the Episode here.

Show Notes:.

Mike recommends the following videos on action, comedy, and the problem with action movies today:

Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0).

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for listening.  See you next week.

My Superpower: N.P. Griffiths (Isabella’s Heiress)

21 Feb 9781909477759-Perfect_Isabllea Heiress.indd

My Superpower is a regular guest column on the Skiffy and Fanty blog where authors and creators tell us about one weird skill, neat trick, highly specialized cybernetic upgrade, or other superpower they have, and how it helped (or hindered!) their creative process as they built their project. Today we welcome N.P. Griffiths to talk about how the power of patience relates to Isabella’s Heiress.

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What is my superpower? Hmmm…this is a difficult one. I’m pretty sure everybody can write, and most people have an imagination which they use for anything from choosing an exotic location for a holiday to picturing their team winning a title or holding up a trophy. Admittedly, that last one requires a more active imagination for some than others (tragically, this includes me, as being a West Ham United and Houston Texan’s fan is a painful combination if ever there was one), so it’s not either of these.

I suppose I could say that it is a clear vision of what it is I want to bring to the page, but that isn’t true either as I am never too sure what’s coming next when I write. That is constantly informed by the character’s actions before I reach that stage. Continue reading

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