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A show about pop culture, featuring interviews with popular creators and talk about all things fannish led by Hugo-nominated national bestselling author Bryan Thomas Schmidt and cohost Philip Vargas, a top gaming writer. Support this podcast:

Recent Episodes

Genre Talk 2.15 with Weston Ochse

Sept. 14, 2021

What’s it really like to have PTSD? What separates authentic military horror from the rest? This weeks’ guest Weston Ochse answers these questions and more. Weston Ochse is a U.S. Service veteran as both active duty and inde…

Genre Talk 2.14 With Larry Correia

Aug. 30, 2021

How does Larry Correia stay so prolific? Where did the ideas come for the unique twists he puts on fantasy tropes in his popular Monster Hunter International series? Bestselling author Larry Correia answers these questions a…

Genre Talk 2.13 with Heidi Danae Crane

Aug. 16, 2021

What’s it like launching an acting career in the midst of a COVID-19 shut down? What’s it like to move across the country to one of the biggest cities in the world and build a career in the theatre capital of the world? What…

Genre Talk 2.12 with Randy Streu

Aug. 3, 2021

What is the process for recording an audio book? What is the difference between doing an audio book and an audio drama? Do both use scripts? How do you decide whether to use voices? This week’s guest Randy Streu, audiobook n…

Genre Talk 2.11 with Christine Taylor Butler

July 19, 2021

What is the trick to writing books for children? Is it possible to write for kids and include real, solid science as well? Our next guest, Christine Taylor Butler, answers these questions and more as she talks with Bryan and…

Genre Talk 2.10 with Derek Stephen Prince

July 5, 2021

How do voice actors make all those amazing voices? What inspires them? How do you break into voice acting? What’s it like to be unrecognized by fans who only know your voice? Learn all this and more as Bryan and Phillip inte…