15 episodes

An author and an editor interview entrepreneurs and world-class artists as they chronicle their journey to create their own publishing house and film studio around the fictional fantasy universe "The Oracle of the Dread Gods" by host, Jay Swanson.

Building the Oracle - with Jay Swanson Jay Swanson and Richard Bilkey

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 28 Ratings

An author and an editor interview entrepreneurs and world-class artists as they chronicle their journey to create their own publishing house and film studio around the fictional fantasy universe "The Oracle of the Dread Gods" by host, Jay Swanson.

    01.12: Season 1 Finale - What have we learned and where to next?

    01.12: Season 1 Finale - What have we learned and where to next?

    In our final episode of Season 1, we look back on our initial hopes and dreams for the podcast, and discuss what we learned, which goals we achieved, and those that we failed to reach.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    01.11: The business of being a writer in 2020 with Jane Friedman

    01.11: The business of being a writer in 2020 with Jane Friedman

    Jane Friedman, author of The Business of Being a Writer, and one of the most trusted consultants in the publishing industry, gives us the reality check we definitely needed.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    01.10: Cataloguing a universe with Archivos founder David Robison

    01.10: Cataloguing a universe with Archivos founder David Robison

    What's the best way to keep track of a sprawling fictional universe? We talk with Dave Robison, the founder of Archivos, our worldbuilding software of choice.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    01.09: Worldbuilding with Mike Underwood, Adam Rakunas & Patrick Tomlinson

    01.09: Worldbuilding with Mike Underwood, Adam Rakunas & Patrick Tomlinson

    Veteran SFF authors, Mike Underwood, Adam Rakunas, and Patrick Tomlinson talk to Jay and Richard about their research and worldbuilding processes.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    01.08: Kameron Hurley on perseverance and building a resilient creative career

    01.08: Kameron Hurley on perseverance and building a resilient creative career

    Hugo Award-winning author, Kameron Hurley, talks about the challenges of living a creative life, and what it takes to support yourself as an author.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    01.07: Michelle Kuo and the power of reading and telling stories

    01.07: Michelle Kuo and the power of reading and telling stories

    Author, teacher and lawyer, Michelle Kuo, joins us to talk about the power of storytelling, and the importance of listening to, and lifting up, diverse voices and viewpoints.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

artkat ,

Wished For Podcast

Jay has a wealth of travel and life experience info to share. Not only does he know Paris, but he has widely traveled to other countries. I am looking forward to hearing more and love added guest appearances. His videos are good but entering into the realm of podcasts will surely launch him into another sphere. Best wishes, Jay on your writing and production studio endeavors. We will be watching and listening.

Sky We Make ,

Good content but poor audio quality

Interesting conversation with Jane Friedman, but the audio quality was so poor I found it unlistenable. There was a huge difference in volume between Jane (quiet) and the host (very loud). I tried turning it up and down between speakers but this was untenable.

Tok Tiratzo ,

Jay is A-list entertaining

Jay has shown a unique ability to create entertaining and trailblazing type media and storytelling. His vlog a day videos from Paris were fun, honest and real. His fiction is like that too, in a revolutionary, visionary unlike another kind of way. Having read his real time fantasy blog, I’m thrilled to hear of new fiction plans.

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