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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 385 Interview with Len Vlahos

    Episode 385 Interview with Len Vlahos

    This week Len Vlahos joins us to talk about his work, including THE SCAR BOYS, SCAR GIRL, HARD WIRED, and LIFE IN A FISHBOWL. Find out more at https://lenvlahos.com and follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/lenvlahos, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LenVlahosAuthor/, and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/len.vlahos/.
    Thank you to all of our listeners for your continued support, including our Patrons at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope.
    Don't miss out on exclusive Beyond The Trope merch over at https://beyondthetrope.redbubble.com.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    GIRL ON THE FERRIS WHEEL by Julie Halpern and Len Vlahos
    Rocky Horror Picture Show (Movie)
    Cobra Kai (TV Show)
    Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (TV Show)
    Occulus Quest 2
    Vader Immortal (Video Game)
    READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline
    World of Warcraft (Video Game)
    The Sims (Video Game)
    Sim City (Video Game)
    Second Life (Video Game)
    Arthur C. Clarke
    THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY by Douglas Adams
    GULLIVER'S TRAVELS by Jonathan Swift
    Monty Python
    Graham Chapman
    THE ROAD TO MARS by Eric Idle
    STARSHIP TITANIC by Terry Jones
    Powell's
    Tattered Cover
    Peter Buck
    R.E.M. (Band)
    LeVar Burton
    Comic Con
    Fan EXPO
    Pierce Brown
    Tamora Pierce
    THE NAME OF THE WIND by Patrick Rothfuss
    WISE MAN'S FEAR by Patrick Rothfuss

    • 34 min
    Episode 384 Interview with Scott Ruesterholz

    Episode 384 Interview with Scott Ruesterholz

    This week Scott Ruesterholz joins us to talk about his debut novel, ROBERT WILSON AND THE INVASION FROM WITHIN, out now! Find out more at https://www.scottruesterholz.com and follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Read_N_Learn.
    Thank you to our listeners for your continued support, including our Patrons at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope.
    Don't miss out on exclusive Beyond The Trope gear over at https://BeyondTheTrope.Redbubble.com.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Animal Crossing
    Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan books
    Star Wars
    Independence Day (movie)
    Invader Zim (TV Show)
    THE 5TH WAVE by Rick Yancey
    Jersey Shore (TV Show)

    • 26 min
    Episode 383 Interview with Timothy Miller

    Episode 383 Interview with Timothy Miller

    This week we're talking with Timothy Miller, author of THE STRANGE CASE OF ELIZA DOOLITTLE and THE STRANGE CASE OF THE DUTCH PAINTER. Find out more at https://www.thestrangecasesofsherlock.com and follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/timotheemiller and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/moSES.a.MiLleR99.
    Thank you to all of our incredible listeners for your ongoing support, including our Patrons at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope.
    Don't miss out on exclusive Beyond The Trope gear over at https://BeyondTheTrope.Redbubble.com.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Lawrence of Arabia (movie)
    ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER by Seth Grahame-Smith
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    Gene Wilder
    Madeline Kahn
    The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (movie)
    THE SEVEN-PER-CENT SOLUTION by Nicholas Meyer
    Nicol Williamson
    Robert Downey Jr.
    Benedict Cumberbatch
    THE STRANGE CASE OF THE PHARAOH'S by Timothy Miller
    Harry Bosch (character) created by Michael Connelly

    • 24 min
    Episode 382 Interview with Molly E. Lee

    Episode 382 Interview with Molly E. Lee

    This week we're talking to Molly E. Lee, author of EMBER OF NIGHT and SHADOW OF LIGHT! Find out more at https://www.mollyelee.com and follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/MollyELee, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MollyElizabethLeeAuthor, and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/mollyelizabethlee/.
    Thank you to all of our incredible listeners for your support, including our Patrons at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope.
    Head on over to https://BeyondTheTrope.Redbubble.com to check out exclusive Beyond The Trope gear!
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Marvel
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Show)
    Bauhaus
    TWILIGHT by Stephenie Meyer
    DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth
    Entangled Press
    RMFW
    GAME OF THRONES by George R. R. Martin
    Audible

    • 28 min
    Episode 381 Music and Writing

    Episode 381 Music and Writing

    This week Michelle and Giles are sharing their current writing and work playlists! If you're looking for music recommendations, this is the episode for you.
    Thank you to all of our incredible listeners for your continued support, including our Patrons at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope.
    Don't forget to head over to https://BeyondTheTrope.Redbubble.com to snag exclusive Beyond The Trope gear!
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Stacey Kent
    Spotify
    Denver 102.3
    Come Along (Song) by Cosmo Sheldrake
    Imagine Dragons
    Kesha
    Bastille
    One Republic
    Florence + the Machine
    Young the Giant
    Human (song) by Rag'n'Bone Man
    X Ambassadors
    Édith Piaf
    Lindsey Stirling
    Frank Sinatra
    Wolf Totum (song) by The Hu
    With Arms Wide Open (song) by Tommee Profitt
    Kingsman
    Kingsman 2
    Freebird (song) by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Kung Fu Hustle
    Ballroom Blitz (song) by Sweet
    Here We Go Again (song) by OK Go
    JAXSON GAMBLE
    Love Me Dead (song) by Ludo
    Lake Pontchartrain (song) by Ludo
    Greta Van Fleet
    Led Zeppelin
    Owl City
    Overwhelmed (song) by Ryan Mack
    Only Human (song) by Ryan Mack
    Ty
    Roots Manuva
    Superman (song) by Lazlo Bane
    Scrubs
    Dreamers
    Ingrid Michaelson
    Fiona Apple
    Backstreet Boys
    New Kids on the Block
    Umbrella (song) covered by All time Low
    Forrest Day

    • 26 min
    Episode 380 Interview with Derek Künsken

    Episode 380 Interview with Derek Künsken

    This week Derek Künsken joined us to talk about THE QUANTUM WAR, out now! Find out more at http://derekkunsken.com/my-fiction.html and follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/derekkunsken!
    Thank you to all of our amazing listeners for your continued support, including our Patrons at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope.
    Don't miss out on exclusive Beyond The Trope gear at https://beyondthetrope.redbubble.com.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    THE HOUSE OF STYX by Derek Künsken
    THE QUANTUM TEMPLE (upcoming) by Derek Künsken
    THE HOUSE OF SAINTS by Derek Künsken
    X-Men
    New Girl (TV Show)
    THE QUANTUM MAGICIAN by Derek Künsken
    The Quantum Evolutions Series by Derek Künsken
    The Godfather 1 and 2 (Movies)
    Looney Tunes
    World Con
    Angry Robot
    Netflix
    The Buckhorn Exchange
    Scientific American
    Popular Mechanics
    New York Times
    CHARLOTTE'S WEB by E. B. White
    Mythbusters
    The New Yorker
    The Simpsons (TV Show)

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 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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