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Join us, Morgan and Shalini, in our nerdy meditations on the most spellbinding and epic literary genre in the world, High Fantasy. We passionately explore some of the most popular series of books, shows, and films of this enthralling and inspiring genre, and try to unpack why it continues to be an influential and amazing source of entertainment, life lessons, and even personal growth.

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The High Fantasy Podcast The High Fantasy Podcast

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Join us, Morgan and Shalini, in our nerdy meditations on the most spellbinding and epic literary genre in the world, High Fantasy. We passionately explore some of the most popular series of books, shows, and films of this enthralling and inspiring genre, and try to unpack why it continues to be an influential and amazing source of entertainment, life lessons, and even personal growth.

Our Platforms include YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Sticher, and Sounderfm: https://linktr.ee/highfantasypodcast

Come say Hi! You can follow us on:
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    Author Interview 19 - Ja-Mel Vinson on #OwnVoices, Breaking Tropes, and DREAMER

    Author Interview 19 - Ja-Mel Vinson on #OwnVoices, Breaking Tropes, and DREAMER

    Hey nerds! Today we have our final author interview for a while, and are ending with a bang with fantasy author Ja-Mel Vinson. Ja-Mel is the author of DREAMER, a fantasy novel with sci-fi elements about the descendent of Joan of Arc who must combat demonic forces. It was incredible to walk through the trope-breaking elements of his novel, particularly of the sci-fi favourite of clones (why are they always "evil"?), how to write authentic diverse characters without having lived their experience and how diversity in fantasy focuses too heavily on discrimination and oppression. Really, we're asking, who is fantasy "escapist" for? Can we ever just have a nice non-racist, non-sexist, non-homophobic (etc..) systems in our fantasy stories?  
    Follow us down this weird, wonderful rabbit hole of magical women, alternative histories, utopic possibilities, and more!  
    Read DREAMER: https://www.amazon.ca/Dreamer-Ja-Mel-...   
    CONNECT WITH JA-MEL  
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJVinson/posts/?ref=page_internal
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorJV2
    Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18701378.Ja_Mel_Vinson
    Website: https://jamelvinson.com/
    ~ Join us, Morgan and Shalini, in our nerdy meditations on the most spellbinding and epic literary genre in the world, High Fantasy. We passionately explore some of the most popular series of books, shows, and films of this enthralling and inspiring genre, and try to unpack why it continues to be an influential and amazing source of entertainment, life lessons, and even personal growth.  
    Our Platforms include YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Sticher, and Sounderfm: https://linktr.ee/highfantasypodcast  
    Come say Hi! You can follow us on: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/highfantasypodcast/ Instagram - @highfantasypodcast Twitter - @podcast_fantasy Site - highfantasypodcast.wordpress.com 
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    Intro music credits: Intro music: “Fighting Spirit” by Darren Curtis: https://www.darrencurtismusic.com/fan...  
    Outro music credits: Until The End by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...   
    * Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, commenting, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use. The High Fantasy Podcast does not own the rights to any images, artwork, music clips or video clips in this episode, except for those which are ours (the logo/other graphic art/images used). They have, in accordance with fair use, been repurposed/exhibited for discussion, critique, fandom, or simply to avoid having a totally black screen during episodes. This has been done with the intent of educating and sharing our passion and fandom for the given topics/media in question. All copyrights go to their respective owners. While we will absolutely try to properly cite all artwork, sound/music, video clips and any other media, if you are the legal owner of said content depicted or exhibited on this channel and would like them removed, please contact us at highfantasypodcast@gmail.com. All copyrights go to their respective owners. While we will absolutely try to properly cite all artwork, sound/music, video clips and any other media, if you are the legal owner of said content depicted or exhibited on this channel and would like them removed, please contact us at highfantasypodcast@gmail.com.    
    #writing #authortube #booktube #fantasy #literature

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Author Interview 18 - Tim Frankovich on Vulnerable Characters, Tolkien, and UNTIL ALL BONDS ARE BROKEN

    Author Interview 18 - Tim Frankovich on Vulnerable Characters, Tolkien, and UNTIL ALL BONDS ARE BROKEN

    Hey nerds! Today we have our fantastic interview with Tim Frankovich, fantasy author of THE HEART OF FIRE series. We sit down and discuss Tim's unique story, which follows a protagonist who can't communicate beyond a simple a yes or no and the challenges of writing plot around such a character.   
    Then we trickled into other interests...including our favourite topic, Tolkien! Tim explains what he sees as the greatest mistake Peter Jackson made in adapting The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King -- and it might not be what you expect.  
    Apologies about Shalini being cut off in the video -- videocalling technology really is our enemy (ง'̀-'́)ง   
    Read Tim's books: https://www.amazon.com/Tim-Frankovich/e/B013NN6FPY%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share  
    Connect with Tim Twitter: https://twitter.com/timfrankovich?s=20 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/timfrankovichauthor/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14298182.Tim_Frankovich Website: https://timfrankovich.com/ 
     ~ABOUT~ Join us, Morgan and Shalini, in our nerdy meditations on the most spellbinding and epic literary genre in the world, High Fantasy. We passionately explore some of the most popular series of books, shows, and films of this enthralling and inspiring genre, and try to unpack why it continues to be an influential and amazing source of entertainment, life lessons, and even personal growth.  
    Our Platforms include YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and Sounder.fm: https://linktr.ee/highfantasypodcast Come say Hi! You can follow us on: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/highfantasyp... Instagram - @highfantasypodcast Twitter - @podcast_fantasy Site - highfantasypodcast.wordpress.com  
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     Intro music credits: Intro music: “Fighting Spirit” by Darren Curtis: https://www.darrencurtismusic.com/fan... 
     Outro music credits: Until The End by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...  
     * Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, commenting, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use.  
    The High Fantasy Podcast does not own the rights to any images, artwork, music clips or video clips in this episode, except for those which are ours (the logo/other graphic art/images used). They have, in accordance with fair use, been repurposed/exhibited for discussion, critique, fandom, or simply to avoid having a totally black screen during episodes. This has been done with the intent of educating and sharing our passion and fandom for the given topics/media in question.   
    All copyrights go to their respective owners. While we will absolutely try to properly cite all artwork, sound/music, video clips and any other media, if you are the legal owner of said content depicted or exhibited on this channel and would like them removed, please contact us at highfantasypodcast@gmail.com. All copyrights go to their respective owners. While we will absolutely try to properly cite all artwork, sound/music, video clips and any other media, if you are the legal owner of said content depicted or exhibited on this channel and would like them removed, please contact us at highfantasypodcast@gmail.com.  
    #writing #authortube #lordoftherings

    • 59 min
    Peter Jackson's Biggest Mistake with the LOTR Trilogy - Author Interview with Tim Frankovich - Clip

    Peter Jackson's Biggest Mistake with the LOTR Trilogy - Author Interview with Tim Frankovich - Clip

    Fantasy author and devout Tolkien fan Tim Frankovich explains what he saw as the greatest bungle Peter Jackson made in adapting The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. And we gotta say, he might have convinced us!   
    Click here to watch the full interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhvUx3iYmKM (Again - apologies about Shalini being cut off in the video -- videocalling technology really is our enemy).  
     Read Tim's books: https://www.amazon.com/Tim-Frankovich/e/B013NN6FPY%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share  
    Connect with Tim Twitter: https://twitter.com/timfrankovich?s=20 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/timfrankovichauthor/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14298182.Tim_Frankovich Website: https://timfrankovich.com/  
    ~ABOUT~ Join us, Morgan and Shalini, in our nerdy meditations on the most spellbinding and epic literary genre in the world, High Fantasy. We passionately explore some of the most popular series of books, shows, and films of this enthralling and inspiring genre, and try to unpack why it continues to be an influential and amazing source of entertainment, life lessons, and even personal growth.  
    Our Platforms include YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and Sounder.fm: https://linktr.ee/highfantasypodcast  
    Come say Hi! You can follow us on: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/highfantasyp... Instagram - @highfantasypodcast Twitter - @podcast_fantasy Site - highfantasypodcast.wordpress.com  
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    Intro music credits: Intro music: “Fighting Spirit” by Darren Curtis: https://www.darrencurtismusic.com/fan...  
    Outro music credits: Until The End by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...     
    * Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, commenting, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use.  
    The High Fantasy Podcast does not own the rights to any images, artwork, music clips or video clips in this episode, except for those which are ours (the logo/other graphic art/images used). They have, in accordance with fair use, been repurposed/exhibited for discussion, critique, fandom, or simply to avoid having a totally black screen during episodes. This has been done with the intent of educating and sharing our passion and fandom for the given topics/media in question. All copyrights go to their respective owners. While we will absolutely try to properly cite all artwork, sound/music, video clips and any other media, if you are the legal owner of said content depicted or exhibited on this channel and would like them removed, please contact us at highfantasypodcast@gmail.com. 
    All copyrights go to their respective owners. While we will absolutely try to properly cite all artwork, sound/music, video clips and any other media, if you are the legal owner of said content depicted or exhibited on this channel and would like them removed, please contact us at highfantasypodcast@gmail.com.  
    #tolkien #lordoftherings #authortube

    • 11 min
    Author Interview 17 - Katie Cherry on Dragons, Passion for Literature & THE CRYSTAL DRAGON SAGA

    Author Interview 17 - Katie Cherry on Dragons, Passion for Literature & THE CRYSTAL DRAGON SAGA

    Hello, beautiful nerds! Today we have for you our excellent fantasy author interview with the wonderful upcoming author, Katie Cherry! Katie is the author of the CRYSTAL DRAGON saga, a coming of age/fantasy adventure involving a planet full of mythical creatures and a strong heroine who is part-human, part-dragon. Katie joined us to discuss writing half-dragon heroines, building characters, and how she went from being a diehard fan of Eragon to writing her own book series. We also discuss how fantasy lends itself to discussing issues like mental health, considering the entire genre is built on underdogs overcoming insurmountable odds! In the era of COVID-19, these stories seem more pertinent than ever. Hope you enjoy this interview! Let us know what you think in the comments, and don't forget to like and subscribe for more content like this!  
    READ KATIE'S BOOKS https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08... 
    CONNECT WITH KATIE Website: https://authorkatiecherry.weebly.com/Email newsletter: https://www.subscribepage.com/katiech... Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/KatieCherryF...Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/12756... ~ABOUT~ 
    Join us, Morgan and Shalini, in our nerdy meditations on the most spellbinding and epic literary genre in the world, High Fantasy. We passionately explore some of the most popular series of books, shows, and films of this enthralling and inspiring genre, and try to unpack why it continues to be an influential and amazing source of entertainment, life lessons, and even personal growth. Intro music credits: Intro music: “Fighting Spirit” by Darren Curtis: https://www.darrencurtismusic.com/fan... Outro music credits: Until The End by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.comMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...
    Our Platforms include YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Sticher, and Sounder.fm: https://linktr.ee/highfantasypodcast  
    Come say Hi! 
    You can follow us on: 
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/highfantasypodcast/ 
    Instagram - @highfantasypodcast 
    Twitter - @podcast_fantasy 
    Site - highfantasypodcast.wordpress.com

    • 31 min
    COUPLE DOES QUARANTINE TAROT READING 🔮 | The Hobbit Edition

    COUPLE DOES QUARANTINE TAROT READING 🔮 | The Hobbit Edition

    Tarot reading starts at 6:48Tarot cards have offered people spiritual guidance and mystical motivation for hundreds of years, fusing fantasy and real life in ways few other practices ever have. Early on in the COVID-19 quarantine, we performed a reading using our beautiful The Hobbit tarot cards to give us (and hopefully you!) insight and a sense of direction during these uncertain times. The results are unexpected…and scarily accurate!What are your interpretations of our spread? If you’d like us to make a part 2, please leave us a like and comment below!Results:Basic personality: 6 of CupsPossessions: Knight of CupsCommunication: 3 of SwordsDomestic life: X: Wheel of FortuneLove life: VIII: StrengthWork life: 8 of SwordsPartnerships: 7 of CoinsChanges: King of CoinsTravel and learning: XVIII: The MoonAchievements: 3 of CupsSocial life: 4 of SwordsInner life: I: The Magician~Our Platforms: https://linktr.ee/highfantasypodcastTo get regular updates you can follow us on:Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/highfantasyp...Instagram – @highfantasypodcastTwitter – @podcast_fantasy----Intro music credits: Intro music: “Fighting Spirit” by Darren Curtis: https://www.darrencurtismusic.com/fan...Outro music credits: Until The End by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...

    • 51 min
    Author Interview 16 - James Maxey on D&D, Writing Advice, and DRAGONSGATE: DEVILS

    Author Interview 16 - James Maxey on D&D, Writing Advice, and DRAGONSGATE: DEVILS

    What happens when you align more with the villain than the hero? We are joined by the genius science fiction/fantasy author James Maxey to discuss and celebrate his new release DRAGONSGATE: DEVILS, out today! A prolific writer and veteran Dungeon Master, James took us through how being a D&D Dungeon Master affects plot writing, character development and the ethics of your storytelling.We also discuss dragons and dinosaurs, dragon puppets, comic books, and the idea of a “false goal” to create better characters and plots…which will absolutely ruin every book or movie you watch from now on! James was super inspiring to talk to as he advocates that writers keep the “fundamental simplicity” of a writing career and Daydream, Type, Profit and Repeat (which coincidentally is the title to James’ upcoming nonfiction writer’s guide)!DRAGONSGATE: DEVILS is out today! Buy James’ books: https://www.amazon.com/James-Maxey/e/...Get in touch with JamesFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/james.maxey.100Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamesallenmaxey?l...Website: http://www.jamesmaxey.net/Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

    • 1 hr 18 min

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