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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 271 Interview with Dan Stout

    Episode 271 Interview with Dan Stout

    This week Dan Stout returns to talk about his upcoming book, TITAN'S DAY, the sequel to TITANSHADE, from DAW Publishing, out April 7, 2020. Find out more at https://danstout.com and follow him on Facebook at https://Facebook.com/DanStoutWriter and Twitter at https://Twitter.com/DanStout.
    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 gear over at https://Redbubble.com/people/BeyondTheTrope.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Men In Black (Movie)
    Chinatown (Movie)
    Little Man Ice Cream
    ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell
    THE IMPOSSIBLE CONTRACT by K. A. Doore
    Schitt's Creek (TV Show)
    Eugene Levy
    Daniel Levy
    THE CALL OF CTHULHU by H. P. Lovecraft
    Beyond The Trope Episode 265 Imposter Syndrome

    • 28 min
    Episode 270 What We're Into Right Now

    Episode 270 What We're Into Right Now

    This week we're talking about the things we're watching, reading, and listening to right now! Including a couple of guilty pleasures.
    Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our Patrons over on https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Your support enables us to keep recording each month and upgrade our equipment to sound even better than before.
    Don't forget to go get awesome Beyond The Trope merchandise over at https://redbubble.com/people/BeyondTheTrope.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Netflix
    Hilda (TV Show)
    Iron Fist (TV Show)
    Jessica Jones (TV Show)
    Daredevil (TV Show)
    Punisher (TV Show)
    John Wick (Movies)
    The Witcher (TV Show)
    Daybreak (TV Show)
    Schitt's Creek
    Arrested Development (TV Show)
    Disney+
    Boy Meets World (TV Show)
    The Bachelor (TV Show)
    The Bachelorette (TV Show)
    The Circle (TV Show)
    BBC
    Big Brother (TV Show)
    Twitter
    Instagram
    Apple Music
    Red Dead Redemption 2 Soundtrack
    Willie Nelson
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Original Soundtrack
    Cowboy Bebop Soundtracks
    3OH!3
    Hayao Miyazaki
    Spotify
    Go Easy (song) by Matt Maeson
    Cold War (song) by Cautious Clay
    Lowlife (song) by X Ambassadors
    Trees (song) by Twenty One Pilots
    Man of the Woods (Album) by Justin Timberlake
    LMFAO (Band)
    Jekyll + Hyde (Album) by Zac Brown Band
    PSY
    Sinatra
    Bing Crosby
    Stacey Kent
    Neil Peart
    Rush
    SIX OF GROWS by Leigh Bardugo
    Leverage (TV Show)
    AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir
    Rick Riordan
    SOUL KEEPING: CARING FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF YOU by John Ortberg
    CALIBAN'S WAR by James S. A. Corey
    Patrick Hester
    Charlaine Harris
    99 PERCENT MINE by Sally Thorne
    THE FOUNTAINS OF SILENCE by Ruta Sepetys
    SALT TO THE SEA by Ruta Sepetys

    • 35 min
    Episode 269 Interview with Edward Willett

    Episode 269 Interview with Edward Willett

    This week we're talking to Edward Willett, author of WORLDSHAPERS, MASTER OF THE WORLD, and THE MOONLIT WORLD. Find out more at https://edwardwillett.com and follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ewillett and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/edward.willett.
    Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our Patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope.
    Don't forget to go pick up awesome Beyond The Trope merch over at https://redbubble.com/people/beyondthetrope.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Saturday Night Live
    DAW Books
    Doctor Who
    Jules Vern
    Star Wars
    Star Trek
    The Matrix
    Robert Heinlein
    Isaac Asimov
    Andre Norton
    REVOLT ON ALPHA C by Robert Silverberg
    THE TAMING OF THE SHREW by William Shakespeare
    Fiddler on the Roof (play) Joseph Stein
    The Most Happy Fella (play) by Frank Loesser
    Hamilton (play) by Lin-Manuel Miranda
    Into the Woods (play) by James Lapine
    Dear Evan Hansen (play) by Justin Paul, Steven Levenson, and Val Emmich
    Saskatoon Public Library
    Regina Public Library
    The Worldshapers (podcast)
    Shadowpaw Press
    Lynda.com
    LinkdIn
    Shards of Excalibur (Book Series) by Edward Willett
    Dallas (TV Show)
    Chuck Norris
    ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell
    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

    • 31 min
    Episode 268 Interview with Jon Sprunk

    Episode 268 Interview with Jon Sprunk

    Jon Sprunk, author of The Book of Black Earth series and the Shadow Saga, joins us this week to discuss his work. Find out more at https://jonsprunk.com, and follow him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JonSprunkAuthor/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/JonSprunk.
    Thank you to all of our incredible listeners for your continuing support, including our patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope.
    Don't forget to pick up awesome Beyond The Trope gear over at https://redbubble.com/people/BeyondTheTrope.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    SUN AND SERPENT by Jon Sprunk
    BLOOD AND IRON by Jon Sprunk
    STORM AND STEEL by Jon Sprunk
    BLADE AND BONE by Jon Sprunk
    SHADOW'S SON by Jon Sprunk
    SHADOW'S LURE by Jon Sprunk
    SHADOW'S MASTER by Jon Sprunk
    Susan Spann
    Percy Jackson (Book Series) by Rick Riordan
    Dungeons and Dragons
    Cards Against Humanity
    Game of Thrones (TV Show)
    Critical Role
    Acquisitions Incorporated
    Twitch.TV
    YouTube
    Monopoly

    • 25 min
    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.
    Get exclusive Beyond The Trope gear at https://Redbubble.com/people/BeyondTheTrope.
    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

    • 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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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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