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February 18, 2020
This week Dan Stout returns to talk about his upcoming book, TITAN'S DAY, the sequel to TITANSHADE, from DAW Publishing, out April 7, 2020. Find out more at https://danstout.com and follow him on Facebook at https://Facebook.com/DanStoutWriter and Twitter at https://Twitter.com/DanStout. Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our Patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Don't forget: you can get awesome Beyond The Trope gear over at https://Redbubble.com/people/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: Men In Black (Movie) Chinatown (Movie) Little Man Ice Cream ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell THE IMPOSSIBLE CONTRACT by K. A. Doore Schitt's Creek (TV Show) Eugene Levy Daniel Levy THE CALL OF CTHULHU by H. P. Lovecraft Beyond The Trope Episode 265 Imposter Syndrome
February 11, 2020
This week we're talking about the things we're watching, reading, and listening to right now! Including a couple of guilty pleasures. Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our Patrons over on https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Your support enables us to keep recording each month and upgrade our equipment to sound even better than before. Don't forget to go get awesome Beyond The Trope merchandise over at https://redbubble.com/people/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: Netflix Hilda (TV Show) Iron Fist (TV Show) Jessica Jones (TV Show) Daredevil (TV Show) Punisher (TV Show) John Wick (Movies) The Witcher (TV Show) Daybreak (TV Show) Schitt's Creek Arrested Development (TV Show) Disney+ Boy Meets World (TV Show) The Bachelor (TV Show) The Bachelorette (TV Show) The Circle (TV Show) BBC Big Brother (TV Show) Twitter Instagram Apple Music Red Dead Redemption 2 Soundtrack Willie Nelson The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Original Soundtrack Cowboy Bebop Soundtracks 3OH!3 Hayao Miyazaki Spotify Go Easy (song) by Matt Maeson Cold War (song) by Cautious Clay Lowlife (song) by X Ambassadors Trees (song) by Twenty One Pilots Man of the Woods (Album) by Justin Timberlake LMFAO (Band) Jekyll + Hyde (Album) by Zac Brown Band PSY Sinatra Bing Crosby Stacey Kent Neil Peart Rush SIX OF GROWS by Leigh Bardugo Leverage (TV Show) AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir Rick Riordan SOUL KEEPING: CARING FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF YOU by John Ortberg CALIBAN'S WAR by James S. A. Corey Patrick Hester Charlaine Harris 99 PERCENT MINE by Sally Thorne THE FOUNTAINS OF SILENCE by Ruta Sepetys SALT TO THE SEA by Ruta Sepetys
February 4, 2020
This week we're talking to Edward Willett, author of WORLDSHAPERS, MASTER OF THE WORLD, and THE MOONLIT WORLD. Find out more at https://edwardwillett.com and follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ewillett and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/edward.willett. Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our Patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Don't forget to go pick up awesome Beyond The Trope merch over at https://redbubble.com/people/beyondthetrope. Mentioned in this episode: Saturday Night Live DAW Books Doctor Who Jules Vern Star Wars Star Trek The Matrix Robert Heinlein Isaac Asimov Andre Norton REVOLT ON ALPHA C by Robert Silverberg THE TAMING OF THE SHREW by William Shakespeare Fiddler on the Roof (play) Joseph Stein The Most Happy Fella (play) by Frank Loesser Hamilton (play) by Lin-Manuel Miranda Into the Woods (play) by James Lapine Dear Evan Hansen (play) by Justin Paul, Steven Levenson, and Val Emmich Saskatoon Public Library Regina Public Library The Worldshapers (podcast) Shadowpaw Press Lynda.com LinkdIn Shards of Excalibur (Book Series) by Edward Willett Dallas (TV Show) Chuck Norris ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
January 28, 2020
Jon Sprunk, author of The Book of Black Earth series and the Shadow Saga, joins us this week to discuss his work. Find out more at https://jonsprunk.com, and follow him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JonSprunkAuthor/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/JonSprunk. Thank you to all of our incredible listeners for your continuing support, including our patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Don't forget to pick up awesome Beyond The Trope gear over at https://redbubble.com/people/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: SUN AND SERPENT by Jon Sprunk BLOOD AND IRON by Jon Sprunk STORM AND STEEL by Jon Sprunk BLADE AND BONE by Jon Sprunk SHADOW'S SON by Jon Sprunk SHADOW'S LURE by Jon Sprunk SHADOW'S MASTER by Jon Sprunk Susan Spann Percy Jackson (Book Series) by Rick Riordan Dungeons and Dragons Cards Against Humanity Game of Thrones (TV Show) Critical Role Acquisitions Incorporated Twitch.TV YouTube Monopoly
January 21, 2020
This week we're talking to Ed Kramer, a pioneer in the CGI industry, who's joining us to talk about his history in the industry and his upcoming documentary, Wizards of Hollywood. Find out more at https://www.wizardsofhollywood.com, follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/edkramer_wizard, on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa2OzKEXQfIqAHlXOjJ8seA/featured, and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/edkramer_wizard/. Thank you to all of our incredible listeners, including our Patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. You can get exclusive Beyond The Trope merchandise over at https://redbubble.com/people/beyondthetrope. Mentioned in this episode: Mile Hi Con Galaxy Quest The Mummy Pixar Jumanji (Movie) Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) Douglas Smythe Death Becomes Her (Movie) Christophe Hery Coca-Cola Jeffery Yost Cary Phillips Autodesk Maya Jumanji: The Next Level (Movie) The Lion King (Movie) The Matrix Reloaded John Gaeta LinkedIn Blizzard Entertainment Beyond: Two Souls (Video Game) Ellen Page Avengers Movies Keanu Reeves Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Movie) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Movie) The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Movie) Star Wars (Movie Series) Jurassic Park (Movie) The Abyss (Movie) Terminator 2 (Movie) Toy Story (Movie) Shrek (Movie)
January 14, 2020
This week we're talking to Christine Tyler, short story author, cosplay enthusiast, and Odyssey Workshop alum. Check out her first published short story, THE HORRIBLE DEATHS OF HELGA HRAFNSDÓTTIR, over on PodCastle at http://podcastle.org/2019/08/27/podcastle-589-the-horrible-deaths-of-helga-hrafnsdottir/. Follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ctylerauthor, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ChristineTylerAuthor/, and on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/christinetyler. Find out more at https://www.christinetyler.com. Thank you to all of our incredible listeners, including our Patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Get exclusive Beyond The Trope gear at https://Redbubble.com/people/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: Mile Hi Con Cowboy Bebop (TV Show) Alien (Movie) Aliens (Movie) Star Wars: A New Hope Predator (Movie) Rambo: First Blood (Movie) Hayao Miyazaki Clarion Workshop "Seasons of Glass and Iron" (Short Story) by Amal El-Mohtar The Hugo Awards Jeanne Cavelos "An Arc of Lightning Across the Eye of God" (Short Story) by P. H. Lee Clarkesworld "Compassionate Simulation" (Short Story) by Rachel Swirsky and P. H. Lee Uncanny Magazine S. R. Mandel Lulu Kadhim Chris Degni Harry Potter (Book Series) by J. K. Rowling The Lord of the Rings (Trilogy) by J. R. R. Tolkien BURIED IN THE SKY by Amanda Padoan and Peter Zuckerman Writing Excuses Podcast Beneath Ceaseless Skies
January 7, 2020
This week we're talking about impostor syndrome. This is something that many successful people suffer from. Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our Patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Don't forget you can get awesome Beyond The Trope merchandise over at https://redbubble.com/people/BeyondTheTrope! Mentioned in this episode: Groucho Marx Douglas Adams Sarah Nicholas Ira Nayman Changing Denver Podcast
December 17, 2019
This week we're talking to Kate DiCamillo, author of BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE, THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX, and the brand new BEVERLY, RIGHT HERE. Find out more at https://www.katedicamillo.com and follow her at https://www.facebook.com/KateDiCamillo/ and https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/katedicamillo/. Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our Patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. You can get awesome Beyond The Trope merchandise, like shirts, hoodies, and notebooks, over at https://redbubble.com/people/beyondthetrope. Mentioned in this episode: TIGER RISING by Kate DiCamillo Donald Hall The Newbery Medal The Dresden Files (Book Series) Jim Butcher UNSHELTERED by Barbara Kingsolver Best American Essays THE BINOCULAR VISION by Edith Pearlman FROM THE MIXED-UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER by E. L. Konigsburg Edgar Allen Poe The Kerlan Collection University of Minnesota Katherine Paterson Pandora Apple Music
December 10, 2019
This week we're talking to Ian Brazee-Cannon, author of the new novella, THE COST OF LEVELING UP, and the book, A DAY AT GEORGIE AND ARMAND'S PLACE. Follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/dandelionhunter and on Facebook at https://facebook.com/ibcauthor. Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our Patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Get Beyond The Trope gear over at https://redbubble.com/people/beyondthetrope. Mentioned in this episode: Nerf Laser Tag World of Warcraft The Expanse (Book Series) by James S. A. Corey CALLAHAN'S CROSSTIME SALOON by Spider Robinson RED SHIRTS by John Scalzi STAR WARS: TALES FROM THE MOS EISLEY CANTINA (Short Story Collection) Edited by Kevin J. Anderson Star Wars: A New Hope (Movie) Mile Hi Con Denver Pop Culture Con (formerly Denver Comic Con) Connie Willis The Hugo Award The Nebula Award Nora Roberts
December 3, 2019
This week we're talking to Sarah Nicolas, author of DRAGONS ARE PEOPLE, TOO and KEEPING HER SECRET. They are also currently running Pitch Wars. Find out more at https://sarahnicolas.com, https://bookriot.com/author/sarah-nicolas/, and https://pitchwars.org and follow them on Twitter at https://twitter.com/sarah_nicolas and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/presidentsarah/. Also check out their YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/sarahnicolasya. Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our Patrons over on https://patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Don't forget you can now get awesome Beyond The Trope merchandise over at https://redbubble.com/people/beyondthetrope. Mentioned in this episode: Brenda Drake Leigh Mar BattleBots Sarah Gailey Pub Talk Live Lisa Lucas The National Book Foundation RWA The Hugo Awards The RITA Awards The Newbery Medal The Caldecott Medal THE GIVER by Lois Lowry New York Times USA Today Amazon The Oscars The Avengers: Endgame (Movie) Black Panther (Movie) The Producers (Movie) Mel Brooks 2001: A Space Odyssey (Movie) Stanley Kubrick The Booker Prize Patrick Hester World Con SF Signal The Orlando Book Festival Kiersten White
November 26, 2019
This week Ira Nayman, the editor of Amazing Stories, joins us to talk about science fiction short stories and the incredible history of this legendary publication. Find out more at https://amazingstories.com/, http://listen.amazingstories.com/, http://www.lespagesaxufolles.ca/, https://elsewhen.press/, and https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Ira+Nayman&i=stripbooks-intl-ship&ref=nb_sb_noss. Thank you to all of our wonderful listeners, including our patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Get Beyond The Trope gear at https://redbubble.com/people/beyondthetrope. Mentioned in this episode: Jules Verne H. G. Wells Hugo Gernsback The Hugo Awards Isaac Asimov Ursula K. Le Guin Gernsback Machine: An Amazing Podcast Gisela McKay Hugh Spencer Steve Davidson Kermit Woodall Alfred Hitchcock Marie Bilodeau KILL THE FARM BOY by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne Creative Screenwriting Erik Bauer Laughter is Always Appropriate (article) by Ira Nayman Good Intentions Elsewhen Press Home Alone (Movie) Green Room Eddie Izzard Richard Prior
November 19, 2019
William Leibowitz, author of MIRACLE MAN and THE AUSTIN PARADOX, joins us this week to talk about science, ethical responsibilities with medical advancement, and how that inspires his fiction. Find out more at https://miraclemanbook.com and follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/miraclemanbook. Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our Patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. You can get Beyond The Trope merch over at https://redbubble.com/people/beyondthetrope. Mentioned in this episode: The New York Times Twitter Instagram Albert Einstein Napster Spotify Apple Music Beyonce Drake Rolling Stone
November 12, 2019
This week we're talking to Nancy Wilkie, scientist-turned-author, whose new collection of short stories, SEVEN SIDES OF SELF, is out now. Find out more at https://mindsights.net. With the holidays fast approaching, you can get some awesome Beyond The Trope gifts for the nerdy podcast lover in your life, including mugs, t-shirts, and notebooks over at https://redbubble.com/people/beyondthetrope. Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: Dave Grohl The Foo Fighters (Band) Loom CD Baby Amazon iTunes Bandcamp Spotify Lord Kelvin She Writes Press There Once Was a Man (Short Story) by Nancy Wilkie Microwave Man (Short Story) by Nancy Wilkie Old Men (Short Story) by Nancy Wilkie The Chronicles of Narnia (Book Series) by C. S. Lewis The Lord of the Rings (Book Series) by J. R. R. Tolkien THE LAST BATTLE by C. S. Lewis Jasper Fforde ANGELS AND DEMONS by Dan Brown
November 5, 2019
This week we're talking to Tina Chang, the Poet Laureate of Brooklyn and author of HYBRIDA, HALF LIT HOUSES, and OF GOD AND STRANGERS. Find out more at http://tinachang.com and https://blueflowerarts.com/artist/tina-chang. You can now get Beyond The Trope merch, including T-Shirts, Hoodies, and Mugs, over at https://redbubble.com/people/beyondthetrope. Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our Patrons at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: Brooklyn Museum Prospect Park Brooklyn Public Library Marty Markowitz Minority Report Scrivener Shel Silverstein Mary Oliver Yusef Komunyakaa Sharon Olds Margaret Atwood
October 29, 2019
This week we're talking to V. S. Holmes, author of the NEL BENTLY science fiction series, and the REFORGED fantasy series. Find out more at https://vsholmes.com and follow them on Twitter at https://twitter.com/vs_holmes, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/authorvsholmes, and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/vs_holmes/. Don't forget, you can now get Beyond The Trope merchandise over at https://redbubble.com/people/beyondthetrope. Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our Patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: Jurassic Park Indiana Jones Sirens Conference O. E. Tearmann Amphibian Press Podcast The Sarah Beauhall series by J. A. Pitts BLOOD AND MERCY by V. S. Holmes Amazon Kobo Barnes & Noble HERETICS by V. S. Holmes SMOKE AND RAIN by V. S. Holmes TRAVELERS by V. S. Holmes The Holiday (movie) Kate Winslet Evan Almighty (movie) Bruce Almighty (movie) Jim Carrey Steve Carrel Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (movie)
October 22, 2019
This week Sherrilyn Kenyon returns to talk about her new book, AT DEATH'S DOOR. Find out more about her at https://www.sherrilynkenyon.com and follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/mysherrilyn and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mysherrilyn. Thank you to all of our amazing supporters, including our Patrons at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. You can also get new, awesome Beyond The Trope merchandise at https://redbubble.com/people/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: Christopher Robin (Movie) Blackbeard the Pirate Jack Rackum Jonathan Barnet William the Conqueror Rollo the Duke of Normandy THE MACALLISTERS SERIES by Kinley MacGregor Shinobi Mysteries Series by Susan Spann The Cadfael Chronicles by Edith Mary Pargeter Dragon Con QUEEN OF ALL SHADOWS by Sherrilyn Kenyon Dark-Hunter Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon George R.R. Martin Patrick Rothfuss Brandon Sanderson The Big Bang Theory (TV Show) San Diego Comic Con New York Comic Con Maleficent Wonder Woman Black Hat Ball PAX West Deadpool DANCE WITH THE DEVIL by Sherrilyn Kenyon
October 15, 2019
This week we're sharing life updates, show updates, and writing updates! Thank you to all of our amazing supporters, including our Patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. You can now get official Beyond The Trope merchandise over at https://redbubble.com/people/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: The Mummy (Movie) Mile Hi Con Denver Pop Culture Con Red Dead Redemption 2 (Video Game) CABBAGES AND KINGS by O. Henry TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA: AN UNDERWATER TOUR OF THE WORLD by Jules Verne THE WHOLE FROMAGE: ADVENTURES IN THE DELECTABLE WORLD OF FRENCH CHEESE by Kathe Lison
October 8, 2019
This week we're reflecting on Michelle's first game night, playing the Dresden Files RPG with some friends of the show. Thank you to all of our amazing supporters, including our Patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. You can now get exclusive Beyond The Trope merchandise over at https://redbubble.com/people/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: Patreon The Dresden Files RPG FATE Evil Hat Productions Patrick Hester Dungeons and Dragons Acquisitions Incorporated: The "C" Team Twitch.tv Stranger Things (TV Show) Critical Roll The Italian Job (Movie)
October 1, 2019
This week we're talking to improv director, Amanda Sutton, who joins us to talk about her work in the local Denver improv scene, as well as her new improv show, Once Upon a Genre. Find out more at https://www.bovinemetropolis.com/content/once-upon-genre, https://twitter.com/BovineMetro, and follow Amanda at https://www.instagram.com/akelli47. Thank you to all of our amazing supporters, including our Patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Get great Beyond The Trope gear, like mugs, phone covers, and hoodies, over at https://redbubble.com/people/beyondthetrope. Mentioned in this episode: Bovine Metropolis Theatre Denver's Next Improv Star Disney Brothers Grimm REDWALL by Brian Jacques THE LORD OF THE RINGS (Book Trilogy) by J. R. R. Tolkien
September 24, 2019
This week we're talking to comic writer, David Pepose. Check out the Ringo-Award Nominated comic, Spencer & Locke through https://twitter.com/SpencerAndLocke, Going to the Chapel through https://twitter.com/GoToTheChapel, and then follow David at https://twitter.com/Peposed for updates on all of his projects! Preorder Going to the Chapel Issue 2 using AUG191482, AUG191483, and AUG191484, and preorder Issue 3 using SEP191367, SEP191368, and SEP191369. Thank you to all of our amazing supporters, including our Patrons at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. You can now get awesome Beyond The Trope swag, including mugs, t-shirts, stickers, and hoodies, over at https://redbubble.com/people/beyondthetrope. Mentioned in this episode: Denver Pop Culture Con Calvin and Hobbes (Comic) by Bill Watterson Sin City (Comic) by Fank Miller Die Hard (Movie) Wedding Crashers (Movie) Quentin Tarantino Arrested Development Grand Theft Astro (Comic) Top Cow Productions, Inc. True Detective (TV Show) Fight Club (Movie) Beetle Bailey The Dark Knight (Movie) Mort Walker Taxi Driver (Movie) The Deer Hunter (Movie) Heath Ledger Robert Di Niro Jorge Santiago, Jr. Jasen Smith Colin Bell Maan House Joe Mulvey Gavin Guidry Liz Kramer Ariana Maher Lisa Sterle Sweeney Boo Long Lost (Comic) Captain Marvel (Comic) Emily Pearson The Wilds (Comic) 500 Days of Summer (Movie) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Movie) MegaTokyo (Web Comic) by Fred Gallagher Mike Krahulik Penny Arcade (Web Comic) by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik Kris Straub Marvel Comics DC Comics Schlock Mercenary (Web Comic) by Howard Tayler Sketch App Magic Eye https://www.comicshoplocator.com
September 17, 2019
This week we're talking with John Marrs, author of THE PASSENGERS, HER LAST MOVE, and THE GOOD SAMARITAN. Find out more about him over at https://www.johnmarrsauthor.com and follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/johnmarrs1, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/johnmarrsauthor/, and on Instagram over at https://www.instagram.com/johnmarrs.author/?hl=en. Thank you to our awesome listeners, including our amazing Patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. You can now get awesome Beyond The Trope gear, including shirts, mugs, and stickers, over at https://RedBubble.com/people/BeyondTheTrope! Mentioned in this episode: Black Mirror (TV Show) Patrick Rothfuss Jim Butcher THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins Speed (Movie) Colin Ferrall Phonebooth (Movie) THE ONE by John Marrs iRobot (Movie) Tesla WorldCon Austin Powers (Movie Series) The Game (Movie) Michael Douglas Sean Penn Penguin Books ALTERED CARBON by Richard K. Morgan ERAGON by Christopher Paolini Netflix Gail Carriger Peaky Blinders Harry Potter (Book Series) by J. K. Rowling
September 10, 2019
This week an anonymous listener sent in trunk pages for us to review. Thank you to all of our amazing supporters, including our Patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: The Expanse (Book Series) by James S. A. Corey Monty Python
September 3, 2019
This week, we're joined by M. C. Planck, author of the World of Prime book series and THE KASSA GAMBIT. Find out more at http://www.mcplanck.com and http://mcplanck.blogspot.com. Thank you to all of our amazing supporters, including our Patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: Penny Arcade (Webcomic) Dungeons and Dragons (Role Playing Game) World of Warcraft (Video Game) SWORD OF THE BRIGHT LADY by M. C. Planck R. A. Salvatore Tracy Hickman Margaret Weis Gladiator (Movie) Terry Pratchett Jumanji (Movie) The Boys (TV Show) How To Train Your Dragon (Movie) Reign of Fire (Movie) Kindergarten Cop (Movie) Godzilla (Movie) DriveThruRPG
August 27, 2019
This week we're talking to Caite Dolan-Leach, author of WE WENT TO THE WOODS. Find out more about Caite at http://caitedolanleach.com and follow her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/caitedolanleachauthor and Instagram at http://instagram.com/caitedolanleach. Thank you to all of our amazing supporters, including our patrons at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: DEAD LETTERS by Caite Dolan-Leach Edgar Allen Poe Babel Fish Google Translate FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa May Alcott Ralph Waldo Emerson
August 20, 2019
This week, we're talking to Tracy Townsend, author of THE NINE and THE FALL from the THIEVES OF FATE series. Find out more about her at https://www.tracytownsend.net, follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TracyATownsend and on Facebook over at https://www.facebook.com/tracy.townsend.980. Thank you to all of our amazing supporters, including our patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: The Functional Nerds Podcast HIS DARK MATERIALS (Book Series) by Philip Pullman Oceans 11 (Movie) Charles Dickens KINGS OF THE WYLD by Nicholas Eames WAYPOINT KANGAROO by Curtis C. Chen THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF SPRING HEELED JACK by Mark Hodder BONESHAKER by Cherie Priest Gail Carriger Doctor Who (TV Show) Rick and Morty (TV Show) Mythbusters (TV Show) Firefly (TV Show) Buffy The Vampire Slayer (TV Show) J. R. R. Tolkien Robert Jordan Diablo (Video Game) World of Warcraft (Video Game) Mass Effect (Video Game) Harry Potter (Book Series) by J. K. Rowling Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Book Series) by Rick Riordan Marvel Fallout 76 (Video Game) A WALK TO REMEMBER by Nicholas Sparks The Matrix (Movie) The Lord of the Rings (Movie) Illinois Science Fiction in Chicago http://www.isfic.org WindyCon World Fantasy Con Capricon
August 13, 2019
This week we're talking to Melanie Benjamin whose book, MISTRESS OF THE RITZ, recounts the story of a little-known heroine of the French Resistance in German-Occupied France. Find out more about Melanie at http://melaniebenjamin.com and follow her on Twitter over at http://twitter.com/MelanieBen, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Melanie-Benjamin-Author/208671032480607# and go check out her new podcast over at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/who-the-hell-are-we/id1462927166. Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our wonderful patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: THE HOTEL ON PLACE VENDOME: LIFE, DEATH, AND BETRAYAL AT THE HOTEL RITZ IN PARIS by Tilar J. Mazzeo Casablanca (Movie) THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr THE SWANS OF FIFTH AVENUE by Melanie Benjamin Au Revoir les Enfant (Movie) The Tattered Cover J. K. Rowling THE PIONEERS: THE HISTORIC STORY OF THE SETTLERS WHO BROUGHT THE AMERICAN IDEAL WEST by David McCullough Doris Kearns Goodwin A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW by Amor Towles Paulette Jiles Julie Otsuka LEADING MEN by Christopher Castellani Tennessee Williams
August 6, 2019
This week we have author of Pathfinder, Shadowrun, and Arkham Horror fiction, among many other amazing stories. Find out more at https://jaxbooks.com, and follow him on twitter at https://Twitter.com/ChrisAJackson1. Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, included our patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: Arkham Horror Fantasy Flight Games Paizo Games Pathfinder Privateer Press Catalyst Game Labs Shadowrun Starfinder Legendary Games Traveler Mongoose Publishing Sims Xbox Top Secret Dungeons and Dragons WEAPON OF FLESH by Chris A. Jackson Kindle Pathfinder Tales James L. Sutter Gen Con Skull and Shackles Scimitar Seas (Book Series) by Chris A. Jackson Dragon Moon Press Tor Wizards of the Coast Ed Greenwood Dave Robison Archivos THE PIRATE'S SCOURGE by Chris A. Jackson DRAGON DREAMS by Chris A. Jackson Star Wars John Carter of Mars
July 30, 2019
This week J. T. Evans returns to talk about his new book, VIPER'S BANE. Find out more at https://jtevans.net, and follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/jtevans and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jtevans.author. Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: Scrivener GRIFFIN'S FEATHER by J. T. Evans The Alamo (Movie) John Wayne PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) Disney World Carrie Vaughn The Dresden Files (Book Series) by Jim Butcher Manny Fristburg WordFire Press
July 23, 2019
This week we're talking Martha Wells, author of THE MURDERBOT DIARIES, Star Wars and Stargate: Atlantis tie-ins, and multiple fantasy and young adult fiction. Find out more at https://marthawells.com and follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/marthawells1. Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: Hugo Award Locus Award ALA Alex Award Nebula Award CAT PICTURES PLEASE (Short Story) by Naomi Kritzer Clarkesworld Anne Leckie FANDOM FOR ROBOTS (Short Story) by Vina Jie-Min Prasad Uncanny Magazine Strange Horizons Tor.com Magic the Gathering Matt Forbeck "What's Up Danger" Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse NETWORK EFFECT by Martha Walls World Con Comicpalooza George R. Brown Center Venture Brothers Barbarella Toy Soldiers (Movie) Overwatch League ArmadilloCon Mile High Con THE BOOKS OF THE RAKSURA (Book Series) by Martha Wells Doctor Who Rebecca Roanhorse THE DEEP by Daveed Diggs, Jonathan Snipes, Rivers Solomon, and William Hutson THE CITY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT by Charlie Jane Anders IN DREAMING BOUND by J. Kathleen Cheney THE ROSEWATER INSURRECTION by Tade Thompson N. K. Jemison THE STEERSWOMAN by Rosemary Kirstein
July 16, 2019
This week we are talking with Samantha Shannon, author of THE PRIORY OF THE ORANGE TREE, THE BONE SEASON, THE MIME ORDER, and THE SONG RISING. To find out more about Samantha and her work, visit http://samantha-shannon.blogspot.com. You can also follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/say_shannon and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/say_shannon/. Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our patrons over at https://Patron.com/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: J. R. R. Tolkien Game of Thrones Assassins Creed: Odyssey THE AFTERWARD by E. K. Johnston St. George and the Dragon FEVER 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
July 9, 2019
This week Matt Forbeck, author and game designer, joins us to talk about tie-in fiction, game design, and creating original stories. Find out more at http://www.forbeck.com and follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/mforbeck and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/forbeck. Thank you to all of our wonderful listeners, including our patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: Games Workshop Warhammer Warhammer 40k Blood Bowl Grenadier Models Iron Crown Enterprises Mayfair Games Pinnacle Entertainment Group Deadlands 2D6 Feet in a Random Direction (Podcast) Shane Hensley Chris Hanrahan Endgames Oakland TSR Hobbies Halo Blood Bowl Dungeons and Dragons Endless Quest Marvel Encyclopedia Assassins Creed: Origins Ghost Recond: Wildlands Magic the Gathering Conan the Barbarian Tor Star Wars: Rogue One Lucasfilms Gary Whitta Mass Effect (Commander Sheppard) Grayhawk Forgotten Realms Dark Sun Eberon Robotech LIFE IS STRANGE: WELCOME TO BLACKWELL ACADEMY by Matt Forbeck Angry Robot Titan Books Marc Gascoigne Black Library AMORTALS by Matt Forbeck VEGAS KNIGHTS by Matt Forbeck Pierre Morel Taken CARPATHIA by Matt Forbeck Dracula 12 for Twelve Leverage John Rogers Starcraft 2 Shotguns and Sorcery Dangerous Games (Book Series) Gen Con BRAVE NEW WORLD by Matt Forbeck Monster Academy Wil Wheaton Comic Con Warren Ellis Jeremy Bernstein THE KINGKILLER CHRONICLES (Book Series) by Patrick Rothfuss Showtime Lin-Manuel Miranda DK Publishing David Williams
July 2, 2019
This week we are excited to have author Meghan Scott Molin on the show! Find out more about her books, THE FRAME-UP and THE QUEEN CON at http://www.meghanscottmolin.com. You can also follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/megfuzzle and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/meghanscottmolinauthor/. Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope.com. Mentioned in this episode: Jasper Fforde Pikes Peak Writers San Diego Comic Con Pitch Wars Psych (TV Show) Colorado Public Radio KCSU radio station CTV TV station Laura Vanderkam Maggie Stiefvater Leigh Bardugo Brandon Sanderson THE VIGILANTE GAME (Working Title of Golden Arrow Mysteries #3)
June 25, 2019
In our final episode from Denver Pop Culture Con, we're bringing you interviews with Jim Beaver of Deadwood, Justified, and Supernatural fame; author Pierce Brown (https://piercebrownbooks.com), and author Claudia Mills (https://www.claudiamillsauthor.com). Thank you, again, to Pop Culture Classroom for giving us the opportunity to interview so many amazing people. Find out more about this wonderful organization by going to https://popcultureclassroom.org. A very special thanks to our fantastic listeners, including our patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope.
June 18, 2019
We're back with another pair of interviews from Denver Pop Culture Con 2019, starting out with professional cosplayer, Ginny Di (https://www.ginnydi.com) and authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, also known as James S. A. Corey (https://www.jamessacorey.com). Thank you to Pop Culture Classroom for giving us the opportunity to interview so many amazing people and help promote their convention. You can learn more about them at https://popcultureclassroom.org. A very special thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our supporters over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope.
June 11, 2019
This week we're bringing you two more interviews from Denver Pop Culture Con 2019. We start out with Gail Carriger (https://gailcarriger.com) and Steven T. Seagle (http://manofaction.tv/profiles/steven-t-seagle/). Thank you to Pop Culture Classroom for bringing us back for another year to help them cover the con. Learn more about them at https://popculturecon.org. Also, thank you to all of our wonderful listeners, including our supporters over at https://patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope.
June 4, 2019
This week we are bringing you our first episode from Denver Pop Culture Con 2019. Thank you to Pop Culture Classroom for putting this con together and bringing us back for another year. Find out more at https://popcultureclassroom.org. This week we are sharing our interview with Keving Hearne (https://kevinhearne.com), and Delialah Dawson (https://www.whimsydark.com) followed by an interview with Dacia Arnold (https://daciamarnold.com). A very special thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our supporters at https://patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope.
May 28, 2019
This week we are pre-judging movies based on rumors and trailers. Patrick Hester returns as guest-host, too, and you can find out more about him over on https://atfmb.com and https://functionalnerds.com. Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our Patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: Dane Cook Detective Pikachu Michael Cera Ryan Reynolds Deadpool Jay Baruchel Jonah Hill How To Train Your Dragon (Movie) Arrested Development Will Ferrel Mike Meyers Joseph Gordon-Levitt Bradley Cooper Chris Pratt Sean Connery Tom Hiddleston MIB: International Josh Brolin Tommy Lee Jones Jeff Bridges Mission Impossible (Movie) X-Men (Movie) The Fast and the Furious (Movie) Wild Wild West (Movie) Independence Day (Movie) Pirates of the Caribbean (Movie) John Wick (Movie) Chris Hemsworth Thor Ragnarok (Movie) Jeff Goldblum Tessa Thompson Liam Neeson Emma Thompson Anna (Movie) Luc Besson Audrey Hepburn Kickboxer 4 (Movie) Step by Step (Sitcom) Jeff Speakman The Perfect Weapon (Movie) Jean-Claude Van Damme Keanu Reeves Bill And Ted 3 (Movie) Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Movie) Avengers: Endgame (Movie) Aladdin (Movie) Trauma Pictures The Toxic Avenger (Movie) Marvel Comics Howard the Duck (Movie) Batman DC Comics George Lucas Spiderman Into the Spiderverse (Movie) Honest Trailers Mulan (Movie) The Jungle Book (Movie) Cinderella (Movie) Beauty and the Beast (Movie) The Nightmare Before Christmas (Movie) The Greatest Showman (Movie) The Princess Bride (Movie) Danny Elfman Oingo Boingo Star Trek J. J. Abrams Disney World James S. A. Corey Anthony Daniels
May 21, 2019
WARNING!! This Episode of Beyond The Trope tackles some mature topics that may be difficult for some of our listers. This week Patrick Hester returns as guest-host to talk with us about tropes that we're sick of seeing. Find out more about Patrick Hester at https://atfmb.com. Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our supporters over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: Pinky and The Brain Postmodern Jukebox Red Rocks Amphitheater Iron & Wine (Band) Red Sonja (Comics) Superman (Movie) Spiderman (Movie) Nicholas Cage Netflix Nintendo Wii A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens The Washington Post Sarah Gailey Mass Effect (Video Game) Stranger Things (TV Show) Stand By Me (Movie)
May 14, 2019
This week Patrick Hester guest-hosts, and we're joined by author Carrie Vaughn! Find out more about Carrie at https://carrievaughn.com and https://curiousfictions.com. You can also learn more about Patrick Hester at https://atfmb.com. Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our supporters at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: Robotech (Anime) BANNERLESS by Carrie Vaughn The Philp K. Dick Award James S. A. Corey Daniel Abraham Ty Franck Mile Hi Con Artemis (Video Game) Carmen San Diego Agent Carter Princess Belle The Little Mermaid THE WILD DEAD by Carrie Vaughn Midsummer Murders (TV Show) THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy Susan Spann Cadfael Mysteries Agatha Christie Realms of Fantasy Magazine Amaryllis (Short Story) by Carrie Vaughn The Hugo Award WAR AND PEACE by Leo Tolstoy THE LORD OF THE RINGS by J. R. R. Tolkien WILD CARDS Edited by George R. R. Martin The Clockwork Cabaret Podcast The History of England Podcast The Kitty Norville book series by Carrie Vaughn Denver Pop Culture Con Tattered Cover Bookstore NPR iHeartRadio Garageband The Umbrella Academy (TV Show)
May 7, 2019
This week, Patrick Hester joins us to talk about how media companies are consolidating and removing consumer choice. We also got to test out brand new microphones, thanks to our amazing patrons! Find out more about Patrick over at https://atfmb.com, and don't forget to go buy his book, INTO THE FIRE, which you can get over at https://www.amazon.com/Into-Fire-Samantha-Kane-1/dp/1614754926/. Also, a big, big thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: Star Trek Amazon Prime Taco Bell Demolition Man (Movie) Wesley Snipes Sandra Bullock Sylvester Stallone Michael Keaton The Founder (Movie) McDonalds Disney+ Fox ESPN Hulu Marvel Netflix DC Comics Stargate Command Comixology Warner Brothers NBC Playstation Vue Cooking Chanel Food Network Chopped Dish Network QVC AMC NFL Network MLB Network Washington Post Guardians of the Galaxy (Movie) Brooklyn 99 (TV Show) Functional Nerds Podcast The Umbrella Academy (TV Show) Dark Horse Comics CMX Image Vertigo The Dresden Files (Book Series) by Jim Butcher The CW Network Black Lightning Mark Millar Millarworld Kickass Hellboy (Comic) created by Mike Mignola Kingsman Matthew Vaughn The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (TV Show) Riverdale (TV Show) Archie After Dark (Comics) Altered Carbon (TV Show) Hannah (TV Show) Bright (Movie) Anthony Mackie Shirley Temple The Wizard of Oz (Movie) Pixar Fox Searchlight Game of Thrones (TV Show) Hawkeye (Proposed TV Show) CBS All Access Song of the South (Movie) So Dear to My Heart (Movie) Peter Pan (Disney Animated Movie) Burl Ives Silver Linings Playbook (Movie) Hachette Book Group Hyperion Press The Lord of the Rings Proposed TV Show Star Trek Discovery (TV Show) Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (TV Show) Bosch (TV Show) Handmaid's Tale (TV Show) Sprint Samsung YouTube Red Cobra Kai (TV Show)
April 30, 2019
This week we are talking to Laura Vanderkam, time management expert, author, speaker, and podcaster. She joins us to talk about her first novel, JULIET'S SCHOOL OF POSSIBILITIES: A LITTLE STORY ABOUT THE POWER OF PRIORITIES. Find out more at https://lauravanderkam.com and follow her over at https://twitter.com/lvanderkam. Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our supporters over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: Before Breakfast Podcast iHeartRadio How Stuff Works Best of Both Worlds Podcast
April 23, 2019
This week we're talking with the Hugo Award winning Sarah Gailey about their upcoming book, MAGIC FOR LIARS. Find out more at https://sarahgailey.com, https://twitter.com/gaileyfrey, and https://instagram.com/gaileyfrey. Thank you to all of our incredible listeners, and to everyone who supports us over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: BREAD AND MILK AND SALT by Sarah Gailey RIVER OF TEETH by Sarah Gailey George R. R. Martin Jurasic Park (Movie) Jeff Goldblum Tor Publishing TASTE OF MARROW by Sarah Gailey Denver Pop Culture Con (Formerly Denver Comic Con) AirBNB
April 16, 2019
Inspired by last week's trunk novel episode, we decided to talk about character creation this week. Thank you to all of our amazing supporters, including our patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: WARCROSS by Marie Lu Thanos Kingsman: The Golden Circle (Movie) X-Men (Movie) Pitch Wars Oprah James Persichetti
April 9, 2019
We're back with another trunk novel episode, courtesy of J. T. Evans. Thank you J. T. for sending it in! Thank you to all of our fantastic listeners, too, including our amazing patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: THE SILMARILLION by J. R. R. Tolkien A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE (Book Series) by George R. R. Martin THE STORMLIGHT ARCHIVE by Brandon Sanderson Patrick Rothfuss
April 2, 2019
This week we're talking to author and co-creator of the Pathfinder and Starfinder tabletop role playing games, James L. Sutter. Find out more about him over at https://jameslsutter.com and follow him on https://twitter.com/jameslsutter. Thank you to all of our amazing supporters, included our patrons over on https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: Pathfinder Starfinder Paizo Publishing DISTANT WORLDS by James L. Sutter DEATH'S HERETIC by James L. Sutter THE REDEMPTION ENGINE by James L. Sutter Blade Runner (Movie) INFERNO by Dante HarmonQuest (TV Show) Twitch.tv Critical Role (Web Series) Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition Humble Bundle CITY OF STRANGER by James L. Sutter Gen Con CALVIN & HOBBES (Comic) by Bill Watterson Erik Mona James Jacobs F. Wesley Schneider Jason Bulmahn Pathfinder 2nd Edition SCHLOCK MERCENARY (Comic) by Howard Tayler Cameron McClure Donald Maass Literary Agency THE MINORITY REPORT (Short Story) by Philip K. Dick Marvel Comics Judge Dredd Chuck Wendig http://Terribleminds.com The Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling Slack (Communication App) Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Movie)
March 26, 2019
This week we're talking Jennifer Jill Araya, the amazing voice actress behind some wonderfully fantastic audiobooks in more genres than you can imagine! Find out more about her over at http://www.jenniferjillaraya.com and also make sure you follow her on https://twitter.com/JenniferJAraya and https://www.facebook.com/JenniferJillAraya/. Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, as well as our supporters over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope Mentioned in this episode: James Young Star Trek Deep Space Nine The Next Generation Amazon Audible ACX Apple GarageBand Brilliance Library for the Blind Tantor Media Penguin Random House
March 19, 2019
James Persichetti returns one more time to chat with us about learning a language. What are some of the benefits, challenges, and how should one go about the process? You can follow James on Twitter at https://twitter.com/JPPersichetti, and you can also find him at Lost Hat Editorial Services, LLC for all your developmental editing needs. https://www.losthateditorial.com. Thank you to our amazing listeners, including our supporters over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: Duolingo DRAGONFLY IN AMBER by Diana Gabaldon
March 12, 2019
This week James Persichetti returns to chat with us about Second Drafts. What are some of the best ways to rewrite a story or book? You can follow James on Twitter at https://twitter.com/JPPersichetti, and you can also find him at Lost Hat Editorial Services, LLC for all your developmental editing needs. https://www.losthateditorial.com Thank you to our amazing listeners, including our supporters over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope Mentioned in this episode: Susan Spann Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Cold Conference
March 5, 2019
This week we're talking to James Persichetti of Lost Hat Editorial Services, LLC. Find out more about the editorial services James can provide over at https://www.losthateditorial.com and follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/JPPersichetti. Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our Patrons over at https://patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: Nelson Literary Agency Patrick Hester GHOST DRAGON by David R. Slayton DRACULA by Bram Stoker FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley Note from the editor: Around the 5:30 mark, an audio glitch cut out a small section where James explained why a writer may want to hire a developmental editor.
February 26, 2019
This week we are joined by Dan Stout, a listener of the show, and his book, TITAN SHADE, is out March 12. Go pick it up at your nearest bookstore, and follow Dan on Twitter at https://twitter.com/DanStout and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DanStoutWriter and check out his website, https://DanStout.com. Thank you to all of our listeners who support us each week, and thank you to all of our supporters over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: TITAN SHADE by Dan Stout DAW Books Men in Black (Movie) Chinatown (1974 Movie) Liberty Hall THE LORD OF THE RINGS (Book Trilogy) by J. R. R. Tolkien Bright (Netflix Movie) Life on Mars (TV Show by BBC and then ABC) The Last Action Hero (Movie) Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (TV Show) 30 Rock (TV Show) Heroes (TV Show) Tina Fey Alec Baldwin Avengers (Movie) Antz (Movie) A Bug's Life (Movie) No Strings Attached (Movie) THE DRESDEN FILES (Book Series) by Jim Butcher Dragnet (TV Show) Bad Boys (Movie) Star Wars Top Chef Great British Baking Show Ink Master Cupcake Wars RED HARVEST by Dashiell Hammett Akira Kurosawa Sergio Leone SLAYGROUND by Candy J Starr THE PERFECT ASSASSIN by K. A. Doore DOUBLE-CROSSING THE BRIDGE by Sarah J. Sover Payback (Movie) Mel Gibson John Wick Pinterest Peeps Petit Ecolier Honey I Shrunk the Kids (Movie)
February 19, 2019
This week we're talking about which literary characters we would want to be our best friend, have a casual dating relationship with, and who we'd want to marry. Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Ron Weasley (from the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling) Harry Potter Fred Weasley George Weasley Percy Weasley Terry Pratchett Granny Weatherwax Moist von Lipwig Thursday Next (created by Jasper Fforde) The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher Percy Tunstell (from The Custard Protocol by Gail Carriger) Quesnel Lafoux Bloody Jack (created by L. A. Meyer) Kaz Brekker (from SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo) A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES by Sarah J. Maas Rhysand Prudence Akeldama Karen Murphy Ginny Weasley Claire Fraser (created by Diana Gabaldon) James Fraser Lincoln O'Neill (from ATTACHMENTS by Rainbow Rowell) Chris Pratt Parks and Recreation (TV Show) How I Met Your Mother (TV Show) Mr. Darcy (from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen) Lizzy Bennet Michael Carpenter THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir Mark Watney Alexia Maccon Queen Mab Care Bear Grumpy Bear Rainbow Bright Jo March (from LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa May Alcott) AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir Harper (from A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT by Sabaa Tahir) Alec Hardison from Leverage (TV Show)
February 12, 2019
This week we are joined by Richard K. Morgan, author of THIN AIR and ALTERED CARBON. Follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/quellist1, and check out his website, https://richardkmorgan.com. Thank you to all of our amazing supporters over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope for helping us to record great interviews like this one. Mentioned in this episode: William Gibson NEUROMANCER by William Gibson The Sprawl Trilogy by William Gibson Paul Anderson Netflix Orion Publishing Group STEEL REMAINS by Richard K. Morgan George R. R. Martin Laeta Kalogridis Warner Brothers Skydance Media Blade Runner (Movie) Ridley Scott Nine Inch Nails Ozark (TV Show) The Sopranos (TV Show) The Wire (TV Show) Solaris (Movie) Jimi Hendricks THE RAVEN by Edgar Allen Poe Chris Conner Keith Richards Joel Kinnaman Martha Higareda
February 5, 2019
We're reading our mailbag this week! Thank you to our amazing listeners who reach out to say hi. Also, thank you to our supporters over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope.
January 29, 2019
This week we're joined by James Anthony, author of SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS, RETOLD. If you ever had trouble understanding Shakespeare's sonnets, or you just love great poetry, this is the book for you! Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, included our Patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: Penguin Random House Franco Zeffirelli Romeo and Juliet BBC's Shakespeare Retold A Midsummer Night's Dream Taming of the Shrew Much Ado About Nothing Macbeth (The Scottish Play) Hamlet THE ODE LESS TRAVELLED by Stephen Fry Paapa Essiedu Sam Elliott J. K. Rowling The Blair Partnership Kenneth Branagh Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare Reading from: Shakespeare, William, and James Anthony. Shakespeares Sonnets, Retold: Classic Love Poems with a Modern Twist. Three Rivers Press, 2018. Used with permission.
January 22, 2019
This week we're chatting with Jeanne Cavelos, founder of the Odyssey Writing Workshops Charitable Trust. Find out more about the workshop at http://www.odysseyworkshop.org. Thank you to our amazing supporters over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. You keep us up and running, and you help keep the weekly episodes free for all of our amazing listeners. Mentioned in this episode: Bantam Doubleday Dell Saint Anselm College Nisi Shawl Paul Witcover Neil Clarke Fran Wilde Sara King Scott H. Andrews Beneath Ceaseless Skies (Magazine) Holly Black Joshua Bilmes The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien NASA Charlton Heston Planet of the Apes (Movie) Beneath the Planet of the Apes (Movie) Carrie Vaughn Rebecca F Kuang/R. F. Kuang THE POPPY WAR by R. F. Kuang Meagan Spooner Theodora Goss World Fantasy Award MileHiCon
January 15, 2019
We're talking to Kyle Newman, one of the contributers to Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana! Thank you to all of our amazing listeners and supporters. For exclusive content and advance notice of our recording schedule, please consider becoming a patron over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS ART AND ARCANA: A VISUAL HISTORY by Jon Peterson, Kyle Newman, Michael Witwer, and Sam Witwer Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition (D&D Next) EMPIRE OF IMAGINATION: GARY GYGAX AND THE BIRTH OF DUNGEONS & DRAGONS by Michael Witwer Star Wars The Legends of Zelda (Video Game Series) Fortnite (Video Game) GAME OF THRONES by George R. R. Martin The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien Harry Potter (Book Series) by J. K. Rowling The Hobbit (Movie Trilogy) EMP (Experience Music Project) Origins (Gaming Expo) READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline Skype FaceTime TSR, Inc. (Tactical Studies Rules) Acquisitions, INC. Penny Arcade Reddit https://twitter.com/kyle_newman https://www.facebook.com/kylenewmanfanpage/ https://www.instagram.com/kyle_newman/ 10 Speed Press Penguin Random House at https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com
January 8, 2019
Welcome to 2019! With only two full-time hosts moving forward, we decided to revisit the first five episodes of the show. We're rebooting, so what better way to begin anew? Also, we openly enjoyed some bourbon during this recording, for a change of pace (don't worry, it doesn't get out of hand). Thank you to all of our amazing listeners. We'd like to hear from you, too. What drew you to the show? How long have you been listening? Is there anything in the coming year that you would like to hear from us? Also, thank you to all of our amazing patrons. If you would like to support the show, please let your friends know about it, and consider joining us over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Mentioned in this episode: Brandon Sanderson MISTBORN by Brandon Sanderson WorldCon Denver Comic Con (now Denver Pop Culture Con) William Shakespeare ROMEO AND JULIET by William Shakespeare THE MERCHANT OF VENICE by William Shakespeare MACBETH by William Shakespeare HAMLET by William Shakespeare THE GLASS MENAGERIE by Tennessee Williams DEATH OF A SALESMAN by Arthur Miller THE ICEMAN COMETH by Eugene O'Neill West Side Story (Musical) OTHELLO by William Shakespeare Shrek (Movie) The Producers (Movie and Musical) Mel Brooks Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Musical) OEDIPUS REX by Sophocles O (Movie) The Punisher (TV Show) Clint Eastwood Gran Torino (Movie) Guardians of the Galaxy (Movie) Kingsman: The Secret Service Matthew Vaughn Kickass (Movie) Mark Hamill Calvin and Hobbes (Comic Series) by Bill Watterson JOHNNY TREMAIN by Esther Forbes THE GIVER by Lois Lowry Paul Revere The Chronicles of Narnia (Book Series) by C. S. Lewis Berenstain Bears (Book Series) by Stan and Jan Berenstain UNCLE TOM'S CABIN by Harriet Beecher Stowe THE METAMORPHOSIS by Franz Kafka
December 18, 2018
This week we're talking about reboots. What do we like about them? Are some reboots better or worse than the originals? Mentioned in this episode: Reboot (TV Show) Netflix CBS Queer Eye (TV Show) Ocean's 8 (Movie) Ocean's 11 (Movies) Star Trek J. J. Abrams Lens Flairs Leverage (TV Show) Spiderman (Movies) Superman (Movies) Spiderman: Homecoming (Movie) Tom Holland Fox 31 (Denver TV Station) Tobey Maguire Andrew Garfield Ghostbusters She-Ra The Toys That Made Us (TV Show) Noelle Stevenson Lumberjanes (Comic Series) by Noelle Stevenson Star Wars (Movies) Voltron (TV Shows) Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal (TV Shows) Pokemon Peanuts Lost in Space (TV Shows and Movie) Matt LeBlanc The Magic School Bus (TV Shows) Arthur (TV Show) Neil Gaiman Wishbone (TV Show) Interview With A Vampire (Movie) THE VAMPIRE LESTAT by Anne Rice QUEEN OF THE DAMNED by Anne Rice Firefly (TV Show) Robotech (TV Show) Terry Pratchett HOGFATHER by Terry Pratchett THE COLOR OF MAGIC by Terry Pratchett SOUL MUSIC by Terry Pratchett MONSTROUS REGIMENT by Terry Pratchett THE LORD OF THE RINGS by J. R. R. Tolkien THE SILMARILLION by J. R. R. Tolkien The Chronicles of Narnia (Book Series) by C. S. Lewis THE MAGICIAN'S NEPHEW by C. S. Lewis A HORSE AND HIS BOY by C. S. Lewis The Legend of Zelda: Windwaker (Video Game) World of Warcraft Legacy (Video Game) Jurassic Park (Movies) Thank you to all of our amazing supporters over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope A very special thank you to Emily/Emer for working with us for five fantastic years. We look forward to what your future has for you.
December 11, 2018
This week we're talking to John and Vito Gutilla, the two creators of the World Builders Anonymous podcast. Mentioned in this episode: SF Signal Patrick Hester Patrick Rothfuss Brandon Sanderson The Kingfountain Series by Jeff Wheeler Scott Lynch THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA by Scott Lynch BLOOD SONG by Anthony Ryan STAR WARS: SCOUNDRELS by Timothy Zahn THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien Jimi Hendricks The Harry Potter book series by J. K. Rowling Marvel Cinematic Univers Dungeons and Dragons Jim Butcher John Palmer Master and Commander (Movie) Pirates of the Caribbean (Movie) The Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski Call of Duty (Video Game) Red Dead Redemption 2 (Video Game) Final Fantasy XV (Video Game) Portal (Video Game) Pokemon Boba Fett https://www.worldbuildersanonymous.com https://twitter.com/wbapodcast https://www.facebook.com/WBAPodcast/ Thank you to all of our amazing supporters over at https://patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope
December 4, 2018
This week we're talking to voice actress and audiobook narrator, Lauren Fortgang! Mentioned in this episode: Red Dead Redemption 2 (Video Game) Grand Theft Auto (Video Game) Magic The Gathering Arena (Video Game) Hearthstone (Video Game) THE GHOSTS OF TUPELO LANDING by Sheila Turnage Mo And Dale Mysteries Series by Sheila Turnage Leigh Bardugo KING OF SCARS by Leigh Bardugo TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern RENT (Broadway Play) Audible.com Pottermore HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD (Play) by J. K. Rowling NaNoWriMo Les Misérables (Broadway Musical) Miss Saigon (Musical Play) Rodgers and Hammerstein CATS (Broadway Musical) E. E. Cummings OLD POSSUM'S BOOK OF PRACTICAL CATS by T. S. Eliot THE DARKEST PART OF THE FOREST by Holly Black http://laurenfortgang.com http://twitter.com/laurenfortgang Thank you to all of our fantastic supporters over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope
November 27, 2018
This week we're playing Nerdy Would You Rather. Many of the questions we answered this week were found at https://www.buzzfeed.com/jarrylee/hardest-game-of-would-you-rather-for-bookworms. Go check out the full article for more painful decisions. Mentioned in this episode: Rick Riordan Cyrano de Bergerac (Play) by Edmond Rostand BEAUTY by Robin McKinley Jasper Fforde Tamora Pierce Gail Carson Levine Neil Gaiman Hufflepuff Pixar Disney Dreamworks How to Train Your Dragon (Movie) The Incredibles (Movie) Winnie the Pooh (Movie) Mary Poppins (Movie) Belle (from Beauty and the Beast) Ariel (from The Little Mermaid) The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Movies) The Hobbit Movies Harry Potter (Movies) Benedict Cumberbatch Gogglebox (TV Show) The Circle of Magic (Book Series) by Tamora Pierce Terry Pratchett The Bloody Jack Book Series by L.A. Meyer Jane Austen William Shakespeare C.S. Lewis J.R.R. Tolkien G.K. Chesterton Jo March LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa May Alcott Thank you to all of our wonderful supporters over at http://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope
November 20, 2018
This week we're talking about Thanksgiving and Christmas traditions. We're excited because both holidays are approaching fast! Mentioned in this episode: JC Penny New York and Company Disney White Christmas (Play) Trans Siberian Orchestra Thank you to all of our amazing supporters over on http://patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope
November 13, 2018
This week author Matt Maxwell joins us to talk about his his book QUEEN OF NO TOMORROWS. Mentioned in this episode: Broken Eye Books QUEEN OF NO TOMORROWS by Matt Maxwell Stranger Things (TV Show) UC Irvine LA Times Max Steel (TV Show) Dan Dare Planet of the Apes (TV Show) UCLA Amazon STRANGEWAYS by Luis Guaragña and Matt Maxwell MURDER MOON by Matt Maxwell THE THIRSTY by Matt Maxwell RAGNAROK SUMMER by Matt Maxwell The Twilight Zone (TV Show) Starcraft (Video Game) Blizzard Entertainment Disneyland https://www.highway62press.com https://twitter.com/highway_62 Thank you to all of our amazing supporters over at http://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope
November 6, 2018
This week we're talking about musicals, one of our favorite forms of entertainment. Mentioned in this episode: You're a Good Man Charlie Brown Happy Birthday (Song) Rent Les Misérables (Movie and Play) White Christmas Wicked Stephen Schwartz Pippen Godspell Crazy for You (Musical) The Music Man Cannibal The Musical South Park Trey Parker Matt Stone Sweeney Todd The Producers Into the Woods Russel Crowe Beauty and The Beast Emma Watson Josh Groban Idina Menzel The Sound of Music Mary Poppins Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Mary Poppins Returns (Movie) Peter Pan Royal Wedding (Movie) The Easter Parade Fred Astaire Judy Garland Ginger Rogers Gene Kelly Singin' In The Rain Chicago (Movie) West Side Story Romeo And Juliet by William Shakespeare Steven Spielberg Repo! The Genetic Opera Anthony Stewart Head Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Show) Spy Kids (Movie) Alexa Vega Paris Hilton Sarah Brightman Mama Mia Abba Waitress Sara Bareilles The Go-Go's Pitch Perfect Glee Oklahoma Annie Get Your Gun Rodgers and Hammerstein Phantom of the Opera Denver Comic Con Thank you to all of our amazing supporters over at http://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope
October 30, 2018
Since it's the final Tuesday of October, we're going to talk about things we love about Halloween. Mentioned in this episode: The Game (Movie) University of Northern Colorado (UNC) Boondocks Food and Fun Disney's Haunted Mansion Ride Pikachu Thank you to all of our amazing supporters over at http://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope
October 23, 2018
This week we're talking about media we consume when we're not feeling well, either emotionally or physically. Or both. Basically, comfort brain-food. Mentioned in this episode: New Girl (TV Show) How I Met Your Mother (TV Show) Parks and Recreation (TV Show) The Great British Baking Show (TV Show) Making It (TV Show) Amy Poehler Nick Offerman Master Chef Junior (TV Show) Master Chef (TV Show) Mirrormask (Movie) High Fidelity (Movie) Pride and Prejudice (BBC Mini Series and 2005 Theatrical Release) The Holiday (Movie) French Kiss (Movie) How to Train Your Dragon (Movie) Quest for Camelot (Movie) Cats Don't Dance (Movie) Ocean's Eleven (Movie) Ocean's Twelve (Movie) Ocean's Thirteen (Movie) How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days (Movie) HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE by J. K. Rowling THE TWO PRINCESSES OF BAMARRE by Gail Carson Levine ODD AND THE FROST GIANTS by Neil Gaiman CYRANO DE BERGERAC (play) by Edmond Rostand BEAUTY: A RETELLING OF THE STORY OF BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by Robin McKinley Netflix The Decemberists (Band) Reel Big Fish (Band) Apple Music S. J. Tucker (Music Artist) Steven Universe (TV Show) Yuri on Ice (Anime) Final Fantasy (Game Series) The Green Album (Muppets Cover Album) Anesthesia (Band) JL8 (Web Comic) by Yale Stewart Wonder Woman Thank you to all of our amazing supporters over at http://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope
October 16, 2018
This week, because we're excitable nerds, we're talking about Pokemon. Mentioned in this episode: Nintendo Switch Pokemon Red Pokemon Blue Nintendo Gameboy/Nintendo Gameboy Color Nintendo Pokemon Player's Guide Pokemon Go Pokemon Snap Nintendo 64 Pokemon Colosseum Pokemon Gold Pokemon Silver Pokemon Yellow Pokemon Crystal Pokemon Ruby Pokemon Saphire Pokemon Sun Pokemon Moon The Legend of Zelda Sailor Moon (Anime) Dragonball Z (Anime) Sims (Video Game) Thank you to all of our amazing supporters over at http://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope
October 9, 2018
This week Laurence MacNaughton is back for a roundtable discussion on what it takes to make a good monster. Mentioned in this episode: A Monster in Paris (Movie) Netflix Stephen King CHRISTINE by Stephen King FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley Dexter Morgan thrillers (Book Series) by Jeff Lindsay Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Denver Comic Con (now Denver Pop Culture Con) Alien (Movie) Aliens (Movie) Crowley from Supernatural (TV Show) Sulley from Monsters Inc (Movie) Shrek (Movie) Stranger Things (TV Show) H. P. Lovecraft CALL OF CTHULHU by H. P. Lovecraft Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu (Board Game) Arkham Horror (Board Game) Jim Butcher Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Show) Terry Pratchett Hagrid from the Harry Potter book series by J. K. Rowling Dodge Demon NO SLEEP TILL DOOMSDAY by Laurence MacNaughton https://laurencemacnaughton.com To get a free copy of Laurence MacNaughton's new book, NO SLEEP TILL DOOMSDAY, send him an email from his Contact form at https://laurencemacnaughton.com/contact/ and let him know you listened to this episode. The winner will be chosen in the beginning of November. Thank you to all of our amazing supporters over at http://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope
October 2, 2018
This week we're speaking with Jeremy Whitley, writer of Princeless and Raven the Pirate Princess. Mentioned in this episode: PRINCELESS by Jeremy Whitley SAGA by Brian K. Vaughan Emily Martin (Comic Artist) RAVEN THE PIRATE PRINCESS by Jeremy Whitley Sea of Thieves (Video Game and Comic) X-Box Titan Comics Chris Sims THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP (Comic Series) Daredevil (Comic Book Character) Gwenpool (Comic Series) Mark Waid Avatar: The Last Airbender (Comic) Avengers (Comic Series) New Avengers (Comic Series) Adam Kubert Elsa Charretier My Little Pony: Nightmare Knights (Comic Series) Rainbow Bright New York Comic Con Hallmark Dynamite Comics American Dreams Greating Cards Strawberry Shortcake Hasbro Netflix The Toys That Made Us (TV Show) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird Animaniacs (TV Show) Freakazoid X-Men ('90s TV Show) The Tick ('90s TV Show) Fox Power Rangers (TV Show) Eek The Cat (TV Show) Spider Man ('90s TV Show) Disney http://twitter.com/jrome58 http://jeremywhitley.com Thank you to all of our amazing supporters over at http://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope
September 25, 2018
This week, longsword instructor Ben Floyd joins us to talk about Historic European Martial Arts. Mentioned in this episode: Krieg School of Historical Fencing HEMA Renaissance The Holy Roman Empire The Wooden Waster (Longsword) Dark Souls (Video Games) https://kriegschool.com Thank you to all of our amazing Patrons over at http://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope Don't forget to subscribe to the show, too, on iTunes, Stitcher, and Spotify. You can find all of the links to those sites over at http://beyondthetrope.com
September 18, 2018
This week we're talking about the proper way to attend, moderate, and sit in as a panelist on conference and convention panels. Mentioned in this episode: Jeremy Shada Voltron (TV Show) Adventure Time (TV Show) Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference Denver Comic Con Christopher Paolini G. I. Joe Comics Thank you to all of our fantastic Patrons over at http://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope And if you haven't subscribed, yet, check out http://BeyondTheTrope.com to find out how!   The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Musical Play)
September 11, 2018
This week we're joined by a SUPER talented voice actor from some of your favorite anime and video games: Ray Chase! Mentioned in this episode: Final Fantasy XV (Video Game) Noctis Anime Expo Denver Comic Con Wondercon Game Developers Conference Final Fantasy VI Kupocon Justice League IMDB Fate/Apocrypha (Anime) Re: Zero (Anime) Dream Street One Punch Man Behind The Voice Actors My Hero Academia The Fire Emblem (Video Game) Franchise Nier: Automata Tales of Berseria Funimation Fairy Tail (Anime Movie) Square Enix Dan Inoue Joyce Carol Oates Philip Roth Patrick Seitz Audible.com Kotaku BLOOD, SWEAT, AND PIXELS: THE TRIUMPHANT, TURBULENT STORIES OF HOW VIDEO GAMES ARE MADE by Jason Schreier Welch's Coke Zero Fallout 4 Mass Effect 2 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Loud, Annoying, and Very Annoying (Twitch.TV show) http://twitter.com/RayChase http://Instagram.com/RayChaseNation Thank you to all of our fantastic Patrons over at http://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope
September 4, 2018
We sat down for a roundtable reminiscence of days long gone. The topic of the week? What did we do before the internet? Mentioned in this episode: Nintendo Super Nintendo Mario Kart Ford Chevy Nintendo 64 The Nintendo Switch The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Gamecube Mario Party The Legend of Zelda: Windwaker THE NAME OF THE WIND by Patrick Rothfuss Grand Champions (Toy Franchise) Barbie LEGO (Medieval and Pirate lines) Laser Quest Dwight Schrute (Character from The Office [U.S.]) Thank you to all of our amazing patrons over at http://patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope
August 28, 2018
This week, Michelle and Emily are on their own, but they get to interview the amazing Sherrilyn Kenyon, which is fantastic and awesome! Mentioned in this episode: The Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon DEATH DOESN'T BARGAIN by Sherrilyn Kenyon Tor Books MacMillan Publishers St Martin's Press DRAGONSWORN by Sherrilyn Kenyon Marvel Comics Dark Horse Comics IDW The Oatmeal (Web Comic) SAGA (Comic Book) by Brian K. Vaughan Pokemon Navi The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina Of Time (Video Game) https://www.facebook.com/AuthorSherrilynKenyon https://twitter.com/kenyonsherrilyn http://sherrilynkenyon.com Galaxy Quest (Movie) Star Trek Thank you to all of our amazing patrons over at http://patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope Go get STYGIAN by Sherrilyn Kenyon, out NOW!
August 21, 2018
This week we're playing a nerdy "never-have-I-ever" with our wonderful producer! Mentioned in this episode: HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY by Douglas Adams Marvel Comics DC Comics Batman Superman Outlaw Star Cowboy Bebop Ouran High School Host Club Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Yuri On Ice Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV Kino's Journey Robotech Sailor Moon Inuyasha Samurai Champloo Princess Tutu Farscape Comic Con Edna Mode (from The Incredibles movie) Agent Carter Carmen San Diego How To Train Your Dragon (Movie) High Fidelity (Movie) The Princess Bride (Movie) Red Rocks Amphitheater Cary Elwes Durarara!! Baccano! The Road To El Dorado (Movie) Myst Sim City 2000 Sim City The Sims Terry Pratchett Neil Gaiman GOOD OMENS by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett Jim Butcher Rainbow Rowell A BRIEF HISTOR OF TIME by Stephen Hawking JOHNNY TREMAIN by Esther Forbes Voltron Popples Thank you to all of our amazing Patrons over at http://patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope Also, go check out The Forbidden Fields by Giles Hash over at Changing Denver http://changingdenver.com/?episode=rocky-flats-flash-hash-christensen 
August 14, 2018
Listeners, we made it to Episode 200! It's a super exciting and MAJOR milestone for us! And what better way to celebrate than to interview James Marsters? You all remember him from Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel, and he's currently playing Victor Stein in the Hulu Original series, Runaways. Mentioned in this episode: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (TV Show) Angel (TV Show) The Dresden Files (Book Series) by Jim Butcher, Audio Books narrated by James Marsters Joss Whedon Benihana Friends (TV Show) Henry David Thoreau Ralph Waldo Emerson Rocky Horror Picture Show (Movie) Macbeth K. J. Apa Riverdale (TV Show) Mark Sheppard David Tennant Jim Butcher The Functional Nerds http://functionalnerds.com Runaways (TV Show on Hulu) Supernatural (TV Show) Sarah Michelle Gellar Robert Redford Hulu http://www.jamesmarstersofficial.com https://twitter.com/jamesmarstersof http://vidiotsonline.com THE FORBIDDEN FIELDS by Giles Hash on Changing Denver http://changingdenver.com/?episode=rocky-flats-flash-hash-christensen Thank you to all of our amazing Patrons at http://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope   A very special thank you to James Marsters and his team for making this episode happen!
August 7, 2018
This week, in anticipation of our 200th Episode, we're talking about how to throw a party for introverts! Mentioned in this episode: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Movie) The Doubleclicks AC/DC (Band) Pandora.com The Forbidden Fields by Giles Hash http://changingdenver.com/?episode=rocky-flats-flash-hash-christensen Thank you to all of our amazing Patrons over at http://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope   Foods we all mentioned: Chili Chocolate Spiced Pie Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers Cream Cheese-Stuffed Strawberries
July 31, 2018
Dave Robison returns for some EPIC Archivos news and amazing creativity discussion. Mentioned in this episode: Archivos The Marvel Cinematic Universe Harry Potter (Book Series) by J. K. Rowling American Library Association The Library of Congress Balticon Star Wars (Movie Franchise) Avengers: Infinity War (Movie) Gen Con Critical Role (Web Series) Treasure Planet (Movie) Minority Report (Movie) Bungie (Game Developer) Destiny (Video Game) World of Warcraft (Video Game) Dragon Age (Video Game Franchise) The Magic School Bus (TV Show) based on the book series by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen Disney Imagineers Leia Organa (Star Wars Character portrayed by Carrie Fisher) Elon Musk Steve Jobs Worldcon Can-Con Estes Park Comic Con Star Trek http://archivos.digital http://app.archivos.digital Don't miss THE FORBIDDEN FIELDS by Giles Hash over on http://changingdenver.com/?episode=rocky-flats-flash-hash-christensen Big BIG thanks to all of our Patrons over at http://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope
July 24, 2018
Josh Viola returns this week to talk about what Hex Publishers has been up to in the last few months. Spoiler: a lot of cool stuff! Mentioned in this episode: Denver Comic Con Independence Day (Movie) Hex Publishers DENVER MOON (Book Series) by Josh Viola, Warren Hammond, and illustrated by Aaron Lovett BLOOD AND GASOLINE (Anthology) Edited by Mario Acevedo Matt Hubel Matt Van Scoyk Kirk Douponce Warren Hammond Blade Runner (Movie) Total Recall (Movie) THE BANE OF YOTO by Josh Viola BLACKSTAR by Josh Viola CYBERWORLD (Anthology) Edited by Jason Heller and Josh Viola Playstation Alamo Drafthouse Black Shirt Brewing The Tattered Cover Crafting A Nation (Documentary) Mario Acevedo MAD MAX (Move Franchise) Sons Of Anarchy (TV Show) Sean Eads Facebook Steve Rasnic Tem THE MASK SHOP OF DOCTOR BLACK by Steve Rasnic Tem R. L. Stine GOOSEBUMPS (Book Series) by R. L. Stine MECHANICAL ANIMALS (Anthology) Edited by Selena Chambers and Jason Heller DENVER MOON 2 by Josh Viola and Josh Viola Jeanne C. Stein THE ANNA STRONG VAMPIRE CHRONICLES (Book Series) by Jeanne C. Stein http://denvermoon.net http://hexpublishers.com http://facebook.com/HexPublishers http://twitter.com/HexPublishers Don't Miss THE FORBIDDEN FIELDS short story by Giles Hash on http://changingdenver.com http://changingdenver.com/?episode=rocky-flats-flash-hash-christensen Thank you to all of our Patreon supporters over at http://patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope
July 17, 2018
Our fourth week of Denver Comic Con coverage features Kat Leyh and Kurt Lustgarten. A big thanks to Pop Culture Classroom for bringing us to Denver Comic Con for another year of great interviews. Also, thank you to our Patreon supporters over at http://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope.
July 10, 2018
Animator, Thomas Estrada, and author, Tricia Levenseller, join us in our third Denver Comic Con episode. Major thanks to Pop Culture Classroom for bringing back for another great con! Also, thank you to all of our amazing Patreon supporters over at http://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope.
July 3, 2018
Thank you to Pop Culture Classroom at http://popcultureclassroom.org for bringing us to Denver Comic Con 2018. http://denvercomiccon.com Also, thank you to our Patreon supporters at http://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope
June 26, 2018
Thank you to Denver Commic Con and Pop Culture Classroom for bringing us back for another year of DCC Media Coverate. Check them out at http://popcultureclassroom.org and http://denvercomiccon.com. Also, thank you to all of our Patreon supporters at http://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope.
June 19, 2018
John Wenker, the developer for the Borrow Modern app, joins us to talk about starting his own business developing this incredibly useful mobile app. Mentioned in this episode: Borrow Modern https://borrowmodern.com Airbnb iOS Youtube Lyft OpenTable Uber Patreon Stripe Swift Facebook Tumblr DashCon Safari Android Apple Store http://facebook.com/John_Wenker The Denver Podcast Network http://denverpodcast.net Jon of All Trades http://jonofalltrades.us Less Than Jake Thank you to all of our awesome Patreon supporters over at http://patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope
June 12, 2018
This week we're talking about the tough process of falling out of love with fandoms. We invest our time and energy into shows, comics, movies, and entire universes of characters. And then, something changes. How do we cope with that, and how do we move forward. Mentioned in this episode: Heroes (TV Show) Spiderman 3 (Movie) Smallville (TV Show) Superman Doctor Who Matt Smith DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth Disney Princesses Final Fantasy XV (Video Game) Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Video Game) Marvel Black Panther (Movie) Captain Marvel Miss Marvel The Incredible Hulk Spiderman: Homecoming (Movie) Star Trek (Movie Reboots) David Tennant Super-Who-Lock The Denver Podcast Network http://denverpodcast.net The Revisionists http://www.revisionistspodcast.com Thank you to all of our Patreon supporters over at http://patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope
June 5, 2018
With Denver Comic Con just a week and a half away, we look back on previous cons and discuss what we're excited about for Denver Comic Con 2018. Mentioned this week: Pop Culture Classroom Yuri On Ice (Anime) Kid Loki Gigi Edgley Doctor Who Saga (Comic Book) created by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples Final Fantasy XV (Video Game) The Road to El Dorado (Movie) Carmen San Diego Agent Carter Jessica Jones Wonder Woman Shannon Lawrence Tamora Pierce Marguerite Bennett Wreck It Ralph (Movie) Alan Tudyk The Reel Nerds The Denver Podcast Network http://denverpodcast.net The Denver Pizza Podcast http://denverpizzapodcast.libsyn.com Thank you to all of our Patreon Supporters over at http://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope
May 29, 2018
This week we're talking to Alex Irvine and Tomm Coker, two of the creators for THE COMIC BOOK STORY OF BASEBALL, available now. Mentioned in this episode: THE COMIC BOOK STORY OF BASEBALL by Alex Irvine, Tomm Coker, and C. P. Smith The New York Yankees Quidditch (Fictional Sport) from Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS by Jules Verne The Redstockings Derek Jeter Pedro Martinez Hank Aaron Daredevil (Comic) Halo (Comic based on the Video Game) MLB: The Show (Video Game) The Colorado Rockies The Denver Broncos The Pittsburg Steelers The Dallas Cowboys The Los Angeles Dodgers The Chicago Cubs The Detroit Tigers THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS (Comic) Written by Jonathan Hickman and Illustrated by Tomm Coker ROAD TO SURVIVAL (Walking Dead Video Game) Marvel Comics FATE Role Playing Game by Evil Hat Productions Pathfinder Role Playing Game by Paizo Publishing https://www.facebook.com/alexandercirvine http://twitter.com/alexirvine https://www.facebook.com/tomm.coker.7 https://twitter.com/tommcoker https://www.instagram.com/tommcoker/?hl=en The Denver Podcast Network http://denverpodcast.net Denver Orbit http://denverorbit.com Thank you to all of our Patreon supporters over at http://patreon.com/beyondthetrope
May 22, 2018
This week Patrick Hester returns as guest host in a roundtable discussion covering many topics, but focusing mostly on podcasts. Mentioned in this episode: Mary Kay Lime Light Axe Star Wars Functional Nerds John DeNardo SF Signal Archivos Podcast Dave Robison Zen Cast Google Hangouts John Anealio The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (Movie) Chuck Wendig Denver Comic Con Mile High Con The Denver Podcast Network http://denverpodcast.net Changing Denver http://changingdenver.com http://atfmb.com Thank you to all of our Patreon Patrons over at http://patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope
May 15, 2018
Emily couldn't join us this week, so we brought in Patrick Hester to guest-host. And since all three of us are coming back from writing breaks, we decided to talk about what it's like to return to the craft after not pursuing creativity for an extended amount of time. Mentioned in this episode: Kermit The Frog The Muppets The Joker (Batman Character) Mark Hamill Star Wars Daryl Hammond Sean Connery INTO THE FIRE by Patrick Hester Cord Cahill Serials (Fiction Series) by Patrick Hester Changing Denver Podcast Apex Publishing UPSIDE DOWN: INVERTED TROPES IN STORYTELLING (Anthology) edited by Jaym Gates and Monica Valentinelli Tor Publications The Denver Podcast Network http://denverpodcast.net Left Hand Right Brain http://lefthandrightbrainpod.com Big thanks again to Patrick Hester for joining us this week. Check out everything by him at http://atfmb.com and http://functionalnerds.com Thank you to all of our Patreon supporters over at http://patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope
May 8, 2018
Patrick Hester is with us this week as a special co-host, and it's quite fitting because our guest this week introduced us to him. Gail Carriger is back, and this is actually the longest episode we've done in a very long time. Mentioned in this episode: The Flintstones (TV Show) Seth MacFarlane The Seattle Mystery Bookshop (Unfortunately closed in 2017) Powell's Books The Tattered Cover The Custard Protocol (Book Series) by Gail Carriger Dryad Tea The Dresden Files (Book Series) by Jim Butcher Chaz Kemp The Tea Scouts 20 Minute Delay http://20mindelay.com Piper J. Drake eBags.com Penny Arcade Trunk Club Renaissance Hotels Doubletree Hotels MileHiCon Carol Berg Blake Charlton Denver Comic Con John Scalzi Bay Con http://gailcarriger.com http://twitter.com/gailcarriger http://facebook.com/gailcarriger The Denver Podcast Network http://denverpodcast.net Jon Of All Trades http://JonOfAllTrades.us Patrick Hester http://atfmb.com Thank you to all of our Patrons over at http://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope
May 1, 2018
Susan Spann returns this week to talk about her upcoming trip to Japan to work on her first non-fiction book, all about hiking the 100 famous mountains. Also, horrifying bugs. Mentioned in this episode: TRIAL ON MOUNT KOYA by Susan Spann (Out July 2018) Agatha Christie AND THEN THERE WERE NONE by Agatha Christie 100 SUMMITS by Susan Spann (Work In Progress due 2020) ONE HUNDRED FAMOUS MOUNTAINS IN JAPAN by Kyūya Fukada RMFW Colorado Gold Conference Riding The Storm Out (Song) by REO Speedwagon Mukade GHOST OF THE BAMBOO ROAD (Working Title) by Susan Spann (Due 2019) Shadow Valley Manor (Book Series) by Kerry Schafer DEAD BEFORE DYING by Kerry Schafer Kerry Anne King Lisa Alber THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Scooby Doo (TV Show) Stephen King Scully and Mulder from the X-Files TV Show THE BOOK OF YOKAI: MYSTERIOUS CREATURES OF JAPANESE FOLKLORE by Michael Foster http://www.susanspann.com http://twitter.com/susanspann http://facebook.com/susanspannauthor The Denver Podcast Network http://DenverPodcast.net Functional Nerds http://functionalnerds.com Patrick Hester http://atfmb.com Thank you to all of our amazing Patrons over at http://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope
April 24, 2018
James P returns for a third week, this time to discuss a set of trunk pages that he submitted for us. Mentioned in this episode: FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell Up (Pixar Movie) Dungeons and Dragons (Roleplaying Game) Disney Moana (Movie) The Princess and the Frog (Movie) Denver Podcast Network http://denverpodcast.net Reel Nerds Podcast http://reelnerdspodcast.com Thank you to all of our Patreon supporters over at http://patreon.com/beyondthetrope
April 17, 2018
In part 2 of our Languages series, we're talking about made up languages, how to develop them, and how to use them in your writing. James Persichetti returns, too, and shares a wealth of wisdom with us. Mentioned in this episode: Star Trek THE LORD OF THE RINGS by J. R. R. Tolkien Starfest Harry Potter (Book Series) by J. K. Rowling A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE (Book Series) by George R. R. Martin CODEX ALERA (Book Series) by Jim Butcher Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic (Video Game) Mass Effect (Video Game) The Sims (Video Game) The Big Bang Theory (TV Show) Klutz Press THE ART OF LANGUAGE INVENTION: FROM HORSE-LORDS TO DARK ELVES, THE WORDS BEHIND THE WORLD-BUILDING by David J. Peterson Denver Podcast Network http://denverpodcast.net Left Hand Right Brain http://lefthandrightbrainpod.com Thank you to all of our amazing Patreon supporters over at http://patreon.com/beyondthetrope 
April 10, 2018
James Persichetti returns to the show this week to talk about using real languages in fiction, giving us insights as from his linguistics education and his slush pile reading. Mentioned in this episode: Klingon (From Star Trek) Dorothy L. Sayers Lord Peter Wimsey (character by Dorothy L. Sayers) Saga (Comic) CITY OF GLASS by Cassandra Clare Terry Pratchett Forvo.com YouTube John Green Agatha Christie Hercule Poirot (character by Agatha Christie) OUTLANDER by Diana Gabaldon The Denver Podcast Network http://denverpodcast.net Changing Denver http://changingdenver.com Thank you to all of our Patreon supporters over at http://patreon.com/beyondthetrope
April 3, 2018
Today we're talking to Trai Cartwright, screenwriter and consultant. She has an amazing history and fantastic story insights, and we're delighted to bring her to you. Mentioned in this episode: NYU Tisch Program HBO Prelude Pictures Paramount Universal Studios Newline Cinemas Larimer Community College Colorado Film School University of Denver Steven L. Sears A-Team (TV Show) Xena Warrior Princess (TV Show) YouTube Beanduck Productions LARPs The Series Superstore (TV Show) The Office (TV Show) IKEA Walmart Susan Spann Geek And Sundry Felicia Day The Flog (Web Series) Are You Being Served (TV Show) The Red Green Show (TV Show) Home Improvement (TV Show) MacGyver (TV Show) MythBusters (TV Show) Julie Cameron Pikes Peak Writers Jim Butcher Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Northern Colorado Writers Castle Rock Writers Women In Film And Media Colorado http://wifmco.org Mystery Science Theater 3000 http://craftwrite.com http://traicartwright.com https://www.facebook.com/trai.cartwright The Denver Podcast Network http://denverpodcast.net The Revisionists http://www.revisionistspodcast.com Thank you to all of our supporters on Patreon over at http://patreon.com/beyondthetrope 
March 27, 2018
This week Indie Game developer, Ben Wander, joins us to talk video games, pop culture, and the newly-released A Case of Distrust. Mentioned in this episode: Mark Wilson BioWare LA Noir The Gong Show Visceral Games Star Wars Buckaroo Bonzai Star Trek Mass Effect Neil Ross Dragon Age Serenity Forge Zhenghua Yang Saul Bass Hotel Dusk: Room 215 Unity Engine GameMaker by YoYo Games Unreal Engine http://Lynda.com http://twitter.com/thewanderingben http://twitter.com/acaseofdistrust  http://thewanderingben.com http://acaseofdistrust.com The Denver Podcast Network http://denverpodcast.net Jon of All Trades http://jonofalltrades.us Thank you to all of our Patreon supporters over at http://patreon.com/beyondthetrope
March 20, 2018
This week we're critiquing a short story from one of our listeners. Thanks, Edwin, for sending them in! Mentioned in this episode: The Denver Podcast Network http://denverpodcast.net Left Hand Right Brain http://lefthandrightbrainpod.com Thank you to all of our amazing Patreon patrons over at http://patreon.com/beyondthetrope
March 13, 2018
We love video games, and there are a few reasons why. This week, Danielle returns to talk about awesome video games and what makes them so great. Mentioned in this episode: Final Fantasy Madden NFL Mario Tennis Mario Kart Rocket League Twitch.tv Nintendo 64 Nintendo GameCube Nintendo Switch Sony PlayStation Horizon: Zero Dawn The Legend of Zelda: Windwaker XBox Star Wars Dishonored Dishonored 2 Robbie Daymond Persona 5 Tales of Zestiria Final Fantasy XV Sailor Moon Crystal Fallout 4 Adam Croasdell Ray Chase The Office (UK) Ricky Gervais Overwatch Bethesda Softworks Skyrim Sega Genesis Sonic The Hedgehog The Oregon Trail Crystal Caves Navigator Tomb Raider The Fast and the Furious RMFW The Denver Podcast Network http://denverpodcast.net Denver Pizza Podcast https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/denver-pizza-podcast/id1153755195?mt=2 Thank you to all of our amazing patrons over at http://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope
March 6, 2018
We're returning to the topic of Fan Fiction this week, focusing on Emily and Danielle, a duo in charge of a fairly popular Final Fantasy XV Fan Fiction. Mention on this episode: Final Fantasy VX HARRY POTTER (Book Series) by J. K. Rowling Dungeons And Dragons THE LORD OF THE RINGS (Book Trilogy) by J. R. R. Tolkien THE DRESDEN FILES (Book Series) by Jim Butcher Sincerely Me (Song) from Dear Evan Hansen http://ArchiveOfOurOwn.org http://FanFiction.net AMERICAN GODS by Neil Gaiman Overwatch (Video Game) Ignis_Sassentia SharkBaitHooHaHa  Second Life (Video Game) Fantasy Life (Video Game) The Denver Podcast Network http:://denverpodcast.net Reel Nerds http://reelnerdspodcast.com Thank you to all of our amazing Patreon Patrons over at http://patreon.com/beyondthetrope
February 27, 2018
This week we're talking to Beer Archeologist Travis Rupp. He's a full time professor at CU Boulder, and he works full time at Avery Brewing, developing their beers of antiquity and running their barrel program.  Mentioned in this episode: Avery Brewing CU Boulder Ales of Antiquity Apple Penn State The Dead Sea Scrolls Denver Museum of Nature and Science Avery's Dionysian Series Dogfish Head Brewing TASTING BEER by Randy Mosher BREW LIKE A MONK: TRAPPIST, ABBEY, AND STRONG BELGIAN ALES AND HOW TO BREW THEM by Stan Hieronymus THE BARBARIAN'S BEVERAGE: A HISTORY OF BEER IN ANCIENT EUROPE by Max Nelson http://beerarchaeology.com http://twitter.com/travis_rupp The Denver Podcast Network http://denverpodcast.net Changing Denver http://www.changingdenver.com Thank you to all of our patrons over at http://patreon.com/beyondthetrope
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