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Mike Thayer just walked away from $10,000,000 to dedicate himself to his dream of writing children's fantasy novels. Join him as he talks to all people "interested and interesting" about writing, movies, video games, books, UFC, hunting, business, politics, and a whole lot more as he tries to figure out life and how to achieve his dreams.

Calling All Nerds Mike Thayer

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Mike Thayer just walked away from $10,000,000 to dedicate himself to his dream of writing children's fantasy novels. Join him as he talks to all people "interested and interesting" about writing, movies, video games, books, UFC, hunting, business, politics, and a whole lot more as he tries to figure out life and how to achieve his dreams.

    I Got a Book Deal!!!

    I Got a Book Deal!!!

    At long, long last I can finally announce that I have landed a book deal with a major publisher!! That's right folks, Danny Double Day got picked up by Feiwel & Friends (imprint of Macmillan)! Here I detail my long road to getting traditionally published, starting in 2009 and ending with today!

    • 1 hr 16 min
    How to Stop Mass Shootings

    How to Stop Mass Shootings

    The first of my "conversations we should have" series, where I take on topics I've always wanted to talk about with people who have different opinions than I do. First up is how to stop mass shootings with two high school acquaintances of mine, Brian Howard and Celeste Myers.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Chat with Brandon Mull #1 NYT Bestseller

    Chat with Brandon Mull #1 NYT Bestseller

    My interview with the one and only Brandon Mull, #1 NYT Bestselling author of the Fablehaven, Dragonwatch, Beyonders, Spirit Animals, Candy Shop War, and Five Kingdom series. Dragonwatch 3, Master of the Phantom Isle, comes out Oct 1, 2019. For more go to http://brandonmull.com/

    • 1 hr 59 min
    2019: Summer of Trips That Went Horribly Wrong

    2019: Summer of Trips That Went Horribly Wrong

    I regale you with accounts of two trips this summer that went horribly wrong: one where I was stuck in a cabin with 35 people while we lost the ability to use the toilet...FOUR different times and another where me and my buddies were one gust of wind away from making the evening news, and not in a good way.

    • 53 min
    #27 - Author Chat with Frank L Cole

    #27 - Author Chat with Frank L Cole

    I'm back after a long summer break with fellow middle grade author Frank L. Cole! Frank has published 13 books and counting, including his latest in the Potion Masters series, The Transparency Tonic. Go to https://frankcolewrites.com/ to learn more.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Living a Life of Adventure with the Jurgys

    Living a Life of Adventure with the Jurgys

    The Jurgys (https://www.thejurgys.com) are an amazing family that travels the world seeking and encouraging others to go on adventures. They're currently hiding treasures in all 50 states. You can follow and join them on their journeys by checking out their YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/thejurgys

    • 1 hr 34 min

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Interesting Stuff for the Interested

I listen during my slow jogs through downtown. Mike has an easy conversational style that lets the miles roll by. Today's episode with author/screenwriter/show runner Aaron Johnston provides a behind the scenes look into the making of the Ender's Game movie and the sci-fi TV show Extinct. I'm richer for the experience.

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Can you handle the adventure??

If you’re interested in anything that would remotely resemble the following combo, then listen to Mike and his podcasts!

Avengers + LOTR + DC + King Arthur + Monty Python + Three Amigos + Jim Gaffigan + Brad Meltzer = Mike Thayer

Mike has a special talent for expression. He has the ability to turn your adult mind into your 8 year old self. Have you ever wanted to have your own “Bat Cave?” He has one and his creation are a result.

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