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We're a podcast for nerds, dedicated to exploring the deeper side of genre fiction, popular art, comics, and movies.

    Episode 267 Interview with Ed Kramer

    Episode 267 Interview with Ed Kramer

    This week we're talking to Ed Kramer, a pioneer in the CGI industry, who's joining us to talk about his history in the industry and his upcoming documentary, Wizards of Hollywood. Find out more at https://www.wizardsofhollywood.com, follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/edkramer_wizard, on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa2OzKEXQfIqAHlXOjJ8seA/featured, and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/edkramer_wizard/.
    Thank you to all of our incredible listeners, including our Patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope.
    You can get exclusive Beyond The Trope merchandise over at https://redbubble.com/people/beyondthetrope.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Mile Hi Con
    Galaxy Quest
    The Mummy
    Pixar
    Jumanji (Movie)
    Industrial Light and Magic (ILM)
    Douglas Smythe
    Death Becomes Her (Movie)
    Christophe Hery
    Coca-Cola
    Jeffery Yost
    Cary Phillips
    Autodesk Maya
    Jumanji: The Next Level (Movie)
    The Lion King (Movie)
    The Matrix Reloaded
    John Gaeta
    LinkedIn
    Blizzard Entertainment
    Beyond: Two Souls (Video Game)
    Ellen Page
    Avengers Movies
    Keanu Reeves
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Movie)
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Movie)
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Movie)
    Star Wars (Movie Series)
    Jurassic Park (Movie)
    The Abyss (Movie)
    Terminator 2 (Movie)
    Toy Story (Movie)
    Shrek (Movie)

    • 34 min
    Episode 266 Interview with Christine Tyler

    Episode 266 Interview with Christine Tyler

    This week we're talking to Christine Tyler, short story author, cosplay enthusiast, and Odyssey Workshop alum. Check out her first published short story, THE HORRIBLE DEATHS OF HELGA HRAFNSDÓTTIR, over on PodCastle at http://podcastle.org/2019/08/27/podcastle-589-the-horrible-deaths-of-helga-hrafnsdottir/. Follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ctylerauthor, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ChristineTylerAuthor/, and on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/christinetyler. Find out more at https://www.christinetyler.com.
    Thank you to all of our incredible listeners, including our Patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope.
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    Mentioned in this episode:
    Mile Hi Con
    Cowboy Bebop (TV Show)
    Alien (Movie)
    Aliens (Movie)
    Star Wars: A New Hope
    Predator (Movie)
    Rambo: First Blood (Movie)
    Hayao Miyazaki
    Clarion Workshop
    "Seasons of Glass and Iron" (Short Story) by Amal El-Mohtar
    The Hugo Awards
    Jeanne Cavelos
    "An Arc of Lightning Across the Eye of God" (Short Story) by P. H. Lee
    Clarkesworld
    "Compassionate Simulation" (Short Story) by Rachel Swirsky and P. H. Lee
    Uncanny Magazine
    S. R. Mandel
    Lulu Kadhim
    Chris Degni
    Harry Potter (Book Series) by J. K. Rowling
    The Lord of the Rings (Trilogy) by J. R. R. Tolkien
    BURIED IN THE SKY by Amanda Padoan and Peter Zuckerman
    Writing Excuses Podcast
    Beneath Ceaseless Skies

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    Episode 265 Impostor Syndrome

    Episode 265 Impostor Syndrome

    This week we're talking about impostor syndrome. This is something that many successful people suffer from.
    Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our Patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope.
    Don't forget you can get awesome Beyond The Trope merchandise over at https://redbubble.com/people/BeyondTheTrope!
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Groucho Marx
    Douglas Adams
    Sarah Nicholas
    Ira Nayman
    Changing Denver Podcast

    • 30 min
    Episode 264 Interview with Kate DiCamillo

    Episode 264 Interview with Kate DiCamillo

    This week we're talking to Kate DiCamillo, author of BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE, THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX, and the brand new BEVERLY, RIGHT HERE. Find out more at https://www.katedicamillo.com and follow her at https://www.facebook.com/KateDiCamillo/ and https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/katedicamillo/.
    Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our Patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope.
    You can get awesome Beyond The Trope merchandise, like shirts, hoodies, and notebooks, over at https://redbubble.com/people/beyondthetrope.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    TIGER RISING by Kate DiCamillo
    Donald Hall
    The Newbery Medal
    The Dresden Files (Book Series) Jim Butcher
    UNSHELTERED by Barbara Kingsolver
    Best American Essays
    THE BINOCULAR VISION by Edith Pearlman
    FROM THE MIXED-UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER by E. L. Konigsburg
    Edgar Allen Poe
    The Kerlan Collection
    University of Minnesota
    Katherine Paterson
    Pandora
    Apple Music

    • 27 min
    Episode 263 Interview with Ian Brazee-Cannon

    Episode 263 Interview with Ian Brazee-Cannon

    This week we're talking to Ian Brazee-Cannon, author of the new novella, THE COST OF LEVELING UP, and the book, A DAY AT GEORGIE AND ARMAND'S PLACE. Follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/dandelionhunter and on Facebook at https://facebook.com/ibcauthor.
    Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our Patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope.
    Get Beyond The Trope gear over at https://redbubble.com/people/beyondthetrope.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Nerf
    Laser Tag
    World of Warcraft
    The Expanse (Book Series) by James S. A. Corey
    CALLAHAN'S CROSSTIME SALOON by Spider Robinson
    RED SHIRTS by John Scalzi
    STAR WARS: TALES FROM THE MOS EISLEY CANTINA (Short Story Collection) Edited by Kevin J. Anderson
    Star Wars: A New Hope (Movie)
    Mile Hi Con
    Denver Pop Culture Con (formerly Denver Comic Con)
    Connie Willis
    The Hugo Award
    The Nebula Award
    Nora Roberts

    • 25 min
    Episode 262 Interview with Sarah Nicolas

    Episode 262 Interview with Sarah Nicolas

    This week we're talking to Sarah Nicolas, author of DRAGONS ARE PEOPLE, TOO and KEEPING HER SECRET. They are also currently running Pitch Wars. Find out more at https://sarahnicolas.com, https://bookriot.com/author/sarah-nicolas/, and https://pitchwars.org and follow them on Twitter at https://twitter.com/sarah_nicolas and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/presidentsarah/. Also check out their YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/sarahnicolasya.
    Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our Patrons over on https://patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope.
    Don't forget you can now get awesome Beyond The Trope merchandise over at https://redbubble.com/people/beyondthetrope.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Brenda Drake
    Leigh Mar
    BattleBots
    Sarah Gailey
    Pub Talk Live
    Lisa Lucas
    The National Book Foundation
    RWA
    The Hugo Awards
    The RITA Awards
    The Newbery Medal
    The Caldecott Medal
    THE GIVER by Lois Lowry
    New York Times
    USA Today
    Amazon
    The Oscars
    The Avengers: Endgame (Movie)
    Black Panther (Movie)
    The Producers (Movie)
    Mel Brooks
    2001: A Space Odyssey (Movie)
    Stanley Kubrick
    The Booker Prize
    Patrick Hester
    World Con
    SF Signal
    The Orlando Book Festival
    Kiersten White

    • 32 min

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In my Top 3 podcasts for writers and fans!

Looking for podcasts for writers, especially genre writers, I found Beyond the Trope. It quickly grew on me. They have seriously great interviews, on air critiques and always a lot of laughs. They keep it short and sweet and I love listening.

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The perfect pod for a new writer

This podcast is great for anyone who is new to writing. They don't only talk about the fundamentals of writing but also the business side of things. I love hearing the inns and outs of the industry as well as the friendly banter between the house. Their guests are great and I'm learning lots!

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Way Beyond

Having met Giles, Michelle and Emily, I can confirm: the chemistry is real. What you hear is real relationships and a shared dedication to their subject matter. Highly recommend this show (and supporting them on Patreon!)

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