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Do you have visions of fantasy world’s dancing through your head? Are you a gamemaster that wants to tell stories in your world? Are you a fiction writer who wants your next setting to be your best? Do you want to build better fantasy worlds? Then the Worldbuilder's Anvil podcast is for you. Learn to create the physical world, characters, cultures, kingdoms, races, species and monsters. Learn it all, with some banter to boot. Join Michael and Jeffery on the weekly podcast that looks at story ...
 
BC Magazine is the "critical lens on today's culture and entertainment." BC Radio Live is hosted Barbara Barnett and Jon Sobel, executive editors of Blogcritics Magazine. BC Live will bring you the latest from the pages of Blogcritics Magazine from its editors and writers, as well as timely interviews and lively discussion.
 
Books and Cleverness is a new Harry Potter podcast where three enthusiastic fans board the Hogwarts Express back to school, and return to the world that enraptured us so many years ago. Starting with the very first chapter of the very first book, we’ll read and discuss Harry’s journey chapter by chapter. Not only will we talk about canon, but we’ll also discuss the movies, news in the Potter world, the supplemental books, Pottermore, J.K. Rowling’s thoughts, and the fandom. As we explore the ...
 
On the vanguard of Australian filmmaking since his acclaimed debut feature Beneath Clouds, Ivan Sen is no stranger to the Sydney Film Festival; his previous film Toomelah screened in SFF’s 2011 Official Competition. His highly anticipated Mystery Road was SFF’s Opening Night film in 2013. In this Meet The Filmmaker, Ivan Sen together with David Jowsey, discuss the making of Mystery Road.
 
Worlds of Adventure is a weekly improv audio drama series from WLPP-LP 102.9 FM, Palenville NY, powered by DramaSystem. Host Susan Davis and a cast of four main characters create a world and a story each season, starting from a blank sheet of paper and a single sentence. Nothing is scripted or canned; the story emerges on the fly as we record it. Every Monday, we release a new half-hour full cast original audio drama episode. Each season is its own self-contained story. The story might be sc ...
 
A new podcast from UK based independent publisher Comma Press, specialising in the short story and literature in translation. Series Two: Futures, brings listeners 6 discussions around future-set fiction, including sci-fi, speculative fiction and future-looking literary fiction. This series takes in a number of recent and bestselling Comma titles, with episodes featuring authors, translators, editors and academics in conversation about the influence of genre, and how science-fiction and writ ...
 
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Sharifah and Jenn discuss TIME’s 100 Best Fantasy Books Of All Time, adaptation news, the Star Wars LEGO Special, and some favorite sf/f featuring mythology. This episode is sponsored by TBR, Book Riot’s subscription service offering reading recommendations personalized to your reading life, Skyhunter by Marie Lu, with Fierce Reads, and Kingdom of …
 
Today's Topic – The Starting Place Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunesFor complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show Flow Top Down – Naturalistic nouns on the world scale Identify the questions that consume me Find the nouns that answer my questions What are my inspirations … for this setting? What is the ov…
 
Toasted Cake Podcast #254! In which we hold our breath. When we rounded everybody up for the register, Maude and Julie were sheepish. They only wanted this one thing, this battered white box of . . . craft parts? This story first appeared in Sabr Literary. Christi Nogle's short stories have been produced on podcasts such as PseudoPod, Escape Pod, T…
 
Welcome to the Michaelogical Network, a STAR TREK DISCOVERY recap series with our brand new past/present/future STAR TREK correspondent, Eleanor Tremeer.In this episode we recap the happenings in DISCOVERY's season 3 opener: "That Hope Is You (Part 1)". Is this episode, which we liked very much indeed, a signal that DISCOVERY has at last found its …
 
Join us as we dive happily into Phil Stamper's debut, THE GRAVITY OF US, with Phil himself! We talk about the importance of showing the joy in queer relationships, especially when the relationships themselves are taking place in a sea of complexity -- but are not themselves the only source of conflict. Of course, we also get to talk about the histo…
 
Toasted Cake Podcast #253! in which we try to raise fully functioning adults. Whether you are adopting by chance because you found the smoking crater on your property or whether you volunteered for the Zeptonian Childcare Service, congratulations and thank you! This story first appeared in Podcastle. David Steffen is a writer, publisher, editor, an…
 
This week, Jenn discusses books she rediscovered while packing. This episode is sponsored by Scholastic. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! Books Discussed The Bloody Chamber and …
 
Toasted Cake #251! In which we get out the hard-boiled egg. This one November my mom went missing and me and Andy and his other friend Meg tried to fill in for her because my mom is the moon. This story is original to Toasted Cake. Megan Lee Beals is fostering mason bees in her modest city garden, sewing things which attempt to defy physics, and fo…
 
Toasted Cake #252! In which we connect. When I got to Mario Reyes's dorm room, I heard him scuffling around, opening and closing drawers as if he had a girl coming over. This story first appeared in Factor Four Magazine. Katherine Quevedo was born and raised just outside of Portland, OR, where she works as an analysis manager and lives with her hus…
 
Season 2 Episode 4 Finding your Worldbuilding Today's Topic – As you wish Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunesFor complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show Flow Knowing yourself in 4 points Free thinking Scale Are you a curmudgeon to childish Worldbuilding Type Top Down Bottom up Hybrid How you like your wor…
 
Today's Topic – Uncling yourself Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunesFor complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show Flow We are human Self-loathing is our worst enemy Say sorry when you have to. forgive yourself. get back to living fully – Brendon Burchard Accept what is and what isn’t, but do not make those …
 
We've made it a month! In October's Potterwatch, Archer and Brigid discuss the most recent news, from new merch to updates on Fantastic Beasts and Universal to brand new video games. We also talk about what types of expansion we'd like to see in the Wizarding World. Finally, we suggest watching Bryan Seeker's YouTube recasting series. You can find …
 
This episode is an excellent complement to Episode 128 with Tj Klune, in which we love all over the wonderful cover of his novel THE EXTRAORDINARIES. After we recorded that episode, we went searching for the person responsible, and found David Curtis, who ended up being responsible for plenty more amazing covers for our recent faves. In this fascin…
 
This week, Sharifah takes SFF back to school! This episode is sponsored by Ship of Fates, available now from Lanternfish Press. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! Books Discussed …
 
In yet another episode from back in 2018, Archer and Brigid are joined by a guest host: Hannah! We go over Chapter 8 of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, "The Potions Master," discuss our favorite and least favorite magical classes, and try to figure out how potions work. You can find us at: http://booksandclevernesspodcast.com https://www.fac…
 
Toasted Cake #250! In which we celebrate. Tommy's sixth birthday was ruined due to a mix-up at the bakery. This story is original to Toasted Cake. Liam Hogan is an award winning short story writer, with stories in Best of British Science Fiction 2016, and Best of British Fantasy 2018 (NewCon Press). He's been published by Analog, Daily Science Fict…
 
Today's Topic – The only thing that can drag us away from electric sex Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunesFor complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show Flow Basic Review How is Ralphie A worldbuilder What are the worldbuilding elements in the story (Nouns) Jeff’s childhood worldbuilding moment Who in the wo…
 
In this short episode, Archer and Brigid talk about Rowling, how you can deal with an author who's turned out to be pretty terrible, and how we're going to deal with it personally and on the podcast. They also give suggestions for other authors and books you can read or give to the kids in your life. You can find us at: http://booksandclevernesspod…
 
Today's Topic –Steps to awakening your inner worldbuilder Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunesFor complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show Flow What is worldbuilding? Games and Stories (at a VERY basic level) A set of nouns we use to do something Not Just for Genre Fiction Understanding the World Backbone f…
 
Toasted Cake 249! In which we feed the printer. Everyone in the office called the supply room printer a "giant plastic sack of crap that deserved to rot in the underworld for all eternity." This story is original to Toasted Cake. Diane Callahan strives to capture her sliver of the universe through writing fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. As a devel…
 
Neither of us knew the "disaster twink" archetype going into this episode, but we're so glad we do now -- and if you don't either, or even if you do, then this conversation about TJ Klune's recent YA novel THE EXTRAORDINARIES is definitely for you. We chatted with TJ about queer YA in general, as well as the exciting things happening there, as well…
 
This week, Jenn discusses science fiction and fantasy about the multiverse. This episode is sponsored by TBR, Book Riot’s subscription service offering reading recommendations personalized to your reading life. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/…
 
The fifth episode of Series 2 of the Comma Press Podcast, which this series is on the theme of FUTURES.In this episode, host and Comma Press Publisher Ra Page is in conversation with acclaimed author M. John Harrison, writer and filmmaker Adam Scovell and writers and critics Andy Hedgecock and Jennifer Hodgson.Recorded remotely via Zoom due to the …
 
Toasted Cake 248! In which we mend the tear in the fabric. You pieced it together decades ago; so far back that you don't remember not knowing. This story first appeared in Daily SF. José Pablo Iriarte is a Cuban-American writer, high school math teacher, and parent of two. Jose's fiction has been nominated for the Nebula Award and long-listed for …
 
Today's Topic – And Make it our best friend Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunesFor complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show Flow What is worldbuilding? Has my view changed Episode 333 Season 2 What Would You Do Episodes focused on the Spiral of learning What you know Theory Do Stories focused on the point …
 
In this episode, we welcome back Caitlin Starling, whose appearance in Episode 101 let us delight over her terrifying and intimate THE LUMINOUS DEAD. This time we're all about her new novella, YELLOW JESSAMINE, and we get to talk about some our favorite topics (queer subtexts abound) and learn much more about what makes horror feel like, well, horr…
 
Toasted Cake 247! In which we use the unicorn-mane thread. The day before my wedding, my dress is a pile of birch leaves. This story first appeared in Daily SF. Caroline M. Yoachim is a prolific author of short stories, appearing in Asimov's, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Uncanny, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, and Lightspeed, among other plac…
 
Today's Topic – The Bad, Ugly, and Good about lying to yourself For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show Flow Lying to yourself is not all bad The bad Danger of entitlement Self- Sabotaging Can cause errors in decision making When The emotions, good or bad, are absolute I must win this time If I write a book ever…
 
This week, Sharifah discusses some favorite weird women in sci-fi and fantasy. This episode is sponsored by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s THE HOLLOW ONES. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Space…
 
Today's Topic – With a rouge one yell more more more Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunesFor complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show Flow Shout Out Star Wars Original Prequel Sequel TV Solo movie Rouge One Rouge One the best (Derivative) A fathers Love for Erso Really shows the war aspect of Star Wars Saw …
 
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