Rocket Talk is Tor.com's sci-fi/fantasy podcast, blending discussion style talk-radio with audio narrations of Tor.com’s award winning short fiction. Check out new episodes once a week!
Rocket Talk Episode 81: Drew Magary and Jared Shurin
Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! Deadspin superstar Drew Magary joins Justin to talk about his new novel, The Hike. Jumping into the conversation is Drew Magary superfan, Jared Shurin of Pornokitsch. The trio discuss the intersection of sports and literature, the television show Chopped, Donald Trump, and a smattering of other things. Drew […]
Rocket Talk Episode 80: Alasdair Stuart
Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! Justin invites podcasting guru Alasdair Stuart, of PseudoPod fame to the show. They talk about fiction podcasting, surviving as an upcoming writer, the importance of networking, and other fun stuff. Alasdair Stuart is co-owner of the Escape Artists fiction content network, which includes PseudoPod, PodCastle, EscapePod, and Mothership […]
Rocket Talk Episode 79: “Emo Kylo Ren” Creator Alexandra Petri
Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! Emo Kylo Ren pays Justin a visit this week, in the form of the woman behind it all—Alexanda Petri! Together they discuss Star Wars, Jeopardy, internet culture, politics, and Petri’s book, A Field Guide to Awkward Silences. Alexandra Petri is a Washington Post columnist and blogger, an International Pun Champion, […]
Rocket Talk Episode 78: Netflix’s Voltron Remake
Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! We’ve got an exciting episode this week as we’re joined by Lauren Montgomery and Joaquim dos Santos—the co-showrunners of the new Netflix show Voltron Legendary Defender! Together we discusses the new show, what attracted them to work on it, and some of the choices they made in remaking an […]
Rocket Talk Episode 77: Does Hamilton Count as Genre?
Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! We’ve got some tremendous shows coming in the weeks ahead. So stay tuned! This week’s show features Rocket Talk regular, Amal El-Mohtar. She joins Justin Landon to talk about Hamilton, the musical cultural sensation. The pair discuss what makes the musical so great, how it’s impacting the discussion, […]
Rocket Talk Episode 76: Myke Cole and Isaac Fitzgerald
Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! We apologize for a few weeks delay, but two recordings had to be discarded due to bad audio. Nevertheless, we return in fine fashion! This episode brings fantasy writing standout Myke Cole back to the show and welcomes BuzzFeed Books Editor, Isaac Fitzgerald for the first time. Isaac gives […]