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Beyond The Trope Beyond The Trope

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    • 4.8 • 36 Ratings

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

    Episode 352 Is Gaming Eroding Culture?

    Episode 352 Is Gaming Eroding Culture?

    This week we're responding to an article Giles read, which you can find at https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-09-04/how-gaming-will-change-humanity-as-we-know-it, and discussing why gaming is actually good for culture. We'd love to hear your thoughts, so feel free to send us a note or join in the conversation on Twitter at https://Twitter.com/BeyondTheTrope or on Facebook at https://Facebook.com/BeyondTheTrope.
    Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our Patrons at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope.
    Don't miss out on exclusive Beyond The Trope swag in our store at https://BeyondTheTrope.Redbubble.com.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    How Gaming Will Change Humanity as We Know It by Tyler Cowen
    Doom
    Penn And Teller's BS
    League of Legends
    Jane Austen
    Charles Dickens
    The Legend of Zelda
    Overwatch
    Blizzard Entertainment
    REAMDE by Neal Stephenson
    Fortnite
    Mythic Quest (TV Show)
    Penny-Arcade.com
    Grand Theft Autor
    Jerry Holkins https://twitter.com/TychoBrahe
    Minecraft
    Sonic the Hedgehog
    Chandra Prasad
    LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding

    • 35 min
    Episode 351 Interview with Christian Cantrell

    Episode 351 Interview with Christian Cantrell

    This week author, inventor, and all around awesome man, Christian Cantrell, joins us to talk about his new book, SCORPION. Find out more at https://christiancantrell.com/ and follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/cantrell.
    Thank you to all of our amazing listeners for your continued support, including our Patrons at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope.
    Don't forget you can get exclusive Beyond The Trope swag at https://BeyondTheTrope.Redbubble.com.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Adobe
    CONTAINMENT by Christian Cantrell
    EQUINOX by Christian Cantrell
    KINGMAKER by Christian Cantrell
    TriStar
    Hulu
    Fox Movie Studios
    Brainbox (Short Story) by Christian Cantrell
    The Epoch Index (Short Story) by Christian Cantrell
    THE BOURNE IDENTITY by Robert Ludlum
    Bellingcat
    Marriott Hotels
    Minority Report (Movie)
    Dartmouth College
    MIT

    • 26 min
    Episode 350 Interview with Ashley Winstead

    Episode 350 Interview with Ashley Winstead

    This week Ashley Winstead joins us to talk about her new book, IN MY DREAMS I HOLD A KNIFE, out now! Find out more at https://www.ashleywinstead.com and follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ashleywinstead and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ashleywinsteadbooks/.
    Thank you to all of our incredible listeners, including our Patrons at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope.
    Don't forget you can snag exclusive Beyond The Trope gear at https://BeyondTheTrope.Redbubble.com.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Warner Brothers
    Lisa Siraganian
    PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen
    JuicyCampus
    Internet Archive
    Pitch Wars
    Dan Koboldt
    Brenda Drake
    Sarah Nicolas
    PARANORMALCY by Kiersten White
    Margaret Atwood
    The Avengers (Movie)
    Castle
    Nathan Fillion

    • 42 min
    Episode 349 Our Favorite School Subjects

    Episode 349 Our Favorite School Subjects

    This week we're walking down memory lane once again to discuss our favorite school subjects, giving you a better idea of who we are as podcasters.
    Thank you to all of our incredible listeners for your continued support, including our Patrons at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope.
    Don't forget to nab some exclusive Beyond The Trope gear, like mugs, shirts, and stickers, over at https://BeyondTheTrope.Redbubble.com.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Baka Neko
    Elon Musk

    • 27 min
    Episode 348 Interview with Brian Catling

    Episode 348 Interview with Brian Catling

    This week author and artist Brian Catling joins us to talk about his new book, HOLLOW. Find out more about him on https://bcatling.com.
    Thank you to all of our incredible listeners for your continued support, including our Patrons at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope.
    Don't forget to grab exclusive Beyond The Trope gear at https://BeyondTheTrope.Redbubble.com.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    The Vorrh trilogy by Brian Catling
    William Shakespeare
    Robert Frost
    THE TELL TALE HEART by Edgar Allan Poe
    THE RAVEN by Edgar Allan Poe
    Hieronymus Bosch
    Pieter Bruegel the Elder
    H. R. Giger

    • 31 min
    Episode 347 Interview with Chandra Prasad

    Episode 347 Interview with Chandra Prasad

    This week we're talking to Chandra Prasad. She's joining us to tell us about her new book, MERCURY BOYS. Find out more at https://chandraprasad.com and follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/chandrabooks.
    Thank you to all of our incredible listeners for your continued support, including our Patrons at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope.
    Don't miss out on awesome, exclusive Beyond The Trope merch at https://BeyondTheTrope.Redbubble.com.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Barnes and Noble
    Robert Cornelius
    BREATHE THE SKY by Chandra Prasad
    DEATH OF A CIRCUS by Chandra Prasad
    DAMSELFLY by Chandra Prasad
    LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding
    Goodfellas (Movie)
    The Godfather (Movie)

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

malfoxley ,

Great show!

The hosts of the Beyond the Trope podcast, highlight all aspects of fiction and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

kiloecho ,

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.

PunchItChewie! ,

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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