Tag Archives: 2015

290. We’re Back and Anticipating 2016

15 Feb

Fake histories, crazy movies, and wicked books, oh my!  We’re back in action after a brief hiatus.  In this magic episode, the crew discusses some of the things they loved in 2015 and some of the things they can’t wait for in 2016.  From books to movies to weird or joyous experiences, Episode 290 is all about celebrating a year gone by and a year to come!

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#40. Crimson Peak (2015) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast w/ Trish Matson

11 Dec

Gothic romance, freaky houses, and Tom Hiddleston, oh my! In this special, Shaun-free episode of Shoot the WISB, Rachael and David are joined by secret ninja editor Trish Matson for a discussion of Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak.

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281. On Uncanny Magazine w/ Lynne Thomas, Michael D. Thomas, and Michi Trota

24 Aug

Unicorns, editors, and cultures of empathy, oh my!  In our 281st episode, Lynne Thomas, Michael Damian Thomas, and Michi Trota join us to talk about Uncanny Magazine!  We explore how they feel about Year One, what’s in store for the magazine in Year Two, the root of a good Uncanny story, cultures of empathy, and much more!

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My Superpower: Djibril al-Ayad (Ten Years of The Future Fire)

18 Aug

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 Djibril al-Ayad to talk about how the power of invisibility relates to Ten Years of The Future Fire.


If I were to choose my own superpower, it would probably be flight — not the most useful ability in this day and age, but I bet the most fun! Even in dreams I can only fly a few inches off the ground, and then only with increasing, agonising concentration after a few seconds. It enables me to cross a wide street while only stepping on the kerbs, but not much else. I guess we don’t get to choose our own superpower. Continue reading

#37. Ex Machina (2015) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast

27 Jul

The Turing test, eccentric billionaires, and the singularity, oh my!  In this special edition of Shoot the WISB, Rachael takes Shaun and Paul on a journey through Alex Garland’s directorial debut, Ex Machina.  We explore the film’s treatment of AI, its themes, its women, and much more!

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