Media Carnivores are Erik Hanberg and Brent Hartinger, two media entrepreneurs who consume and digest all manner of media and media-related news (with a special emphasis on television, movies, and books). We also give an ongoing account of our own efforts as professional creators of entertainment media.
Books, movies, television, or video games, it's all fair game to a media carnivore.
BRENT HARTINGER is the award-winning, best-selling author of many novels, eight of them traditionally published (by major publishers like HarperCollins), and four of them self-published. One of his novels, Geography Club, has been adapted into a feature film co-starring Scott Bakula, and he currently has two other movie projects in very active development.
He's also the co-founder of the website AfterElton.com, which was sold to Viacom/MTV in 2006 in a multi-million dollar deal. Visit or contact Brent at brenthartinger.com
ERIK HANBERG is the author of four novels (three mysteries and a science fiction adventure) and two nonprofit guidebooks. In addition to his writing, he runs a boutique marketing company with his wife and is an elected official in Tacoma, Washington. He blogs regularly at erikhanberg.com
Where Are Brent And Michael Going?
Brent shares his newest project—being a digital nomad! He and his husband Michael are traveling the world as digital nomads. They do their normal writing work, except they get to do it from Miami, Italy,...
What’s Up With Our Writing? – Episode 088
We haven’t checked in about our own writing and publishing. Brent talks about the possibility of a new Geography Club TV show and what it was like to be nominated for an Edgar Award for...
What Does Stephen King Have That We Don’t? – Episode 087
Writers exist on a sort of continuum: the best selling phenomenons at the top, and then a long tail of writers of various success as you go lower and lower on the continuum. What truly...
What Is The Otto Digmore Difference? – Episode 086
This special bonus episode of Media Carnivores is about Brent’s new book, The Otto Digmore Difference. Otto is a recurring character from the Russel Middlebrook series (he appears in both the original series and the...
What Do Movies Get Right (And Wrong) About Love? – Episode 085
Movies can make us fall in love all over again. But they also can show us terribly inaccurate stories about love. Brent and Erik talk about movie love stories—the good, the bad, and the fantasy. Brent and...
Does The Lord of the Rings Hold Up? – Episode 084
The Lord of the Rings was an important moment in recent cinema: the scope of its filmmaking and audacity in filming three movies at once, the elevation of the fantasy genre, its pioneering special effects,...
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Two pros riffing on stuff I love
Eloquent, well structured, and passionate about a ton of things I am passionate about, like Potter, Star Wars, movies, books, writing and on and on. Like a great talk over a beer with two smart, opinionated friends.
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It’s a long workout and an even longer way to work. Now those two dreaded times of day will fly by when you’re listening to Brent and Erik on this fantastic look at popular culture. Who knew something so relevant could be so fun.
Fast, entertaining and enlightening.
Funny, smart discussion about books, movies, tv, etc.. Brent and Erik look at media and pop culture as spectators and from the industry side. They talk about their personal experiences publishing books, toss around lots of ideas, make connections where no one has connected before. It's like that one late night conversation in the diner years ago that never happened again. Only here, it does.