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Tales of the Fantastic Podcast
53 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
Tales of the Fantastic Podcast - Episode 5
The Return! Joe and Matt come back from a brief hiatus and continue the goods! After a brief discussion about what has happened during the past year (!?), we dive back into the stuff that we love. This episode begins a 3 or, possibly 4, part discussion of Science Fiction Inspirations. Covered in this episode: What is Science Fiction? / SciFi is here! / Runaway (1984) / Bradbury 13 (1983 - 1984) / The Veldt (1950) / The Fox & the Forest (1955) / Star Trek et al / A Taste for Armegaddon (1967) / The Holodeck is Broken Podcast / The Corbomite Maneuver (1966) / A Piece of the Action (1968) / The City on the Edge of Forever (1967) / Doctor Who - The Key to Time (1978) / Blink (2007) / The Martian Chronicles (1950) & Tulsa's Louis Meyer Bookstore / John Carter of Mars (1912) & Carson of Venus (1938) / The Space Trilogy by CS Lewis (1938) / Fahrenheit 451 (1953) / The Small Assassin (1946) / Brazil (1985) / Day of the Triffids (1951) / Issac Asimov - The Robot Novels (1940) & Foundation (1942) / A Canticle for Leibowitz (1959) Practices - Submitting Your Work to Markets / Fright Club Writer's Workshop - Moaner Lawrence / Duotrope / Literarium / Ralan / Writer's Market Narrated Fiction - A Nano-tech Samsara by J.N. Cameron (Published in the Weirdbook Annual Zombie Themed issue 2021)
52 minutes | Nov 1, 2020
Tales of the Fantastic Podcast - Episode 4
The third and final part of our long conversation about our favorite Post Apocalyptic and Apocalyptic fiction (part 1 begins in episode 2 and continues in episode 3). In this episode, we talk more about our favorite literature within the genre ("The Battle Circle" series, "I am Legend", "A Canticle for Liebowitz", "The Mist", "The Stand", "The Road", "Blood Meridian", "Battlefield Earth", "The Sword of Shannara" series, "The Dog Stars"). Additionally, we discuss the Music of Tangerine Dream ("Exit"), the song/video "You Got Lucky" from 1982, 1985's "Silent Running", & the Canadian band Godspeed You! Black Emperor (the song is "East Hastings" not "West Hastings" - Matt misquotes it many times!). In the Practices section, Joe leads us in a discussion of favorite exercies from "The 3A.M. Epiphany" by Brian Kiteley. We end the episode with a dramatization of J.N. Cameron's comedic horror story, "Funny People".
50 minutes | Oct 1, 2020
Tales of the Fantastic Podcast - Episode 3
This is part 2 of a longer conversation about our favorite Post Apocalyptic and Apocalyptic fiction (part 1 of this conversation is in episode 2 of the podcast). In this episode, we talk about 3 episodes of the Twilight Zone ("Two", "A Time Enought to Last", "The Midnight Sun"), video games (The Fallout series, "The Last of Us" - recorded prior to the release of "The Last of Us Part 2" - which we both loved!), RPG's (Twilight 2000 & Aftermath!), literature ("By the Waters of Babylon", "The Day of the Triffids", "There Will Come Soft Rains", "The Tripods Trilogy", "The Horseclans series", & "Heiro's Journey"). After that, Joe leads us in a Practices section all about the importance of writing daily. We end the episode with a dramatization of J.N. Cameron's short story "The Testing of Affa-Eash".
35 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
Tales of the Fantastic Podcast - Episode 2
This is part 1 of a long conversation about our favorite Post Apocalyptic and Apocalyptic fiction. In this episode, we cover our favorite films within the genre and why we love them. We end with a dramatization of Matthew Mohn's story "Keep the Light on for Me".
33 minutes | Aug 6, 2020
Tales of the Fantastic Podcast - Episode 1
In this inaugural episode, Joe and Matt discuss their top five short story picks. From there they move into a discussion of the importance of writing daily. The episode ends with the narrated short story "A Friend in the Interstices" by J.N. Cameron.
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