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A Flock of [REDACTED] (ft. Chris Panatier)
Happy holidays, friends and fiends! To celebrate, we're turning back the clock to Halloween, when we spoke to Chris Panatier on his debut, THE PHLEBOTOMIST! Willa Wallace, a government phlebotomist in a dystopian future where blood donation is mandatory, discovers a shocking secret that will change the world as she knows it forever! Also featuring: Lawyer Tasks, [redacted], and much more!
A Circus of Masks (ft. M.A. Carrick)
Forget the holidays, join us for a giggle-filled interview with Marie Brennan and Alyc Helms, the brain and brawn behind M.A. Carrick and a deliciously delightful debut, THE MASK OF MIRRORS. Ren, a con-artist, tricks her way into a noble family only to find that it's more of an adventure than she's bargained for. Also featured: not a clown but the whole circus, the sound of one interview cry-laughing, Wonder-Twin powers, and much more!
Trauma Speedrun and NOPHEK GLOSS (ft. Essa Hansen)
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a young boy's trauma tearing through the cosmos!
This week we've got Essa Hansen as a special guest to talk about her debut, NOPHEK GLOSS! When everything Caiden is brutally ripped from him, he sets out on a journey filled with discovery and vengeance on a galaxy-wide scale. What could go wrong? Also featured: the best (and worst) versions of F**k/Marry/Kill, avoiding the word "alien," and much more!
Killer Clown But Make It Campy: NIGHT TERRORS by Tim Waggoner
We're back, baybey! This week, we're talking NIGHT TERRORS by Tim Waggoner, graciously gifted to us by the folks at Angry Robot! Welcome to the Night Watch, an organization built to keep the balance between humanity and the physical manifestation of their nightmares. Audra and her partner Mr. Jinx (the clown that haunted her nightmares as a child) are on. the hunt for a mysterious killer and uncover a mystery bigger than either of them could imagine.
Also featured: two dollars in the swear jar for monster-f*cking, empathy as a narrative arc, the lady doth protesting too much, and much more!
Halloween Extravaganza: HENCH
We're back in super-powered waters with this week's episode, HENCH by Natalie Zina Walschots! When Anna, a temp who specializes in working for villains, gets badly hurt in an altercation with a hero, she turns to the one thing that makes sense: running the numbers. Who knew superheroes caused so much damage? Her findings lead to her next job with the most powerful supervillain in the world, and it only gets more wild from there. Also featured: villain arcs, my bones (or lack thereof), what superheroes look like on the inside, and much more!
And as promised, the links to Lindsey Ellis's videos on the wolf erotica lawsuit!
Halloween Extravaganza: NIGHT OF THE MANNEQUINS
Happy Halloween, guys and ghouls! Who's ready for some Halloween horror goodness? We're starting the week off with NIGHT OF THE MANNEQUINS by Stephen Graham Jones! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a monstrous mannequin come to life in search of revenge? Check out the episode to find out! Also featured: the horror of IT FOLLOWS, unreliable narrators with their urges for murder, the makings of horror, and much more!
It is no easy task balancing fun and enlightement. But Roni pulls that off. She jumps into a book and sloshes around till she extracts the real meat. Take 15 minutes out of your life to hear her before you buy your next book.
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