John Anealio and Patrick Hester, hosts of the Functional Nerds podcast, interviewed me recently (Episode #198). We covered a range of interesting topics, which are listed below so that, even if you only have a few minutes, you can tune in and hear select bits. I’m also including links to some other podcast episodes you may enjoy. If you’re not already a Functional Nerds subscriber, check it out. Podcasts are free, but if you like what you hear, consider donating and/or sharing the links!
04:10 — My Pick of the Week: A Natural History of Dragons
09:09 — Patrick’s Pick of the Week: Magic: The Gathering
12:40 — John’s Pick of the Week: The Shambling Guide to New York City
14:00 — How my past career as a lawyer impacts my writing
18:20 — My alma maters: Penn State and University of Baltimore
19:20 — Me, rambling about how/when I started writing
22:20 — The Episode’s Big Reveal: Patrick tells me there’s a sequel to The Devil Went Down to Georgia (! — I had no idea).
23:10 — I talk about how I used to play the violin; great discussion on kids and music
29:00 — I do a horrible job discussing the original blog post that caught John’s attention (my post at SF Signal: What Is It With The Devil And Violins?). For some insane reason, I thought this would be the one thing John wouldn’t want to talk about (naively assumed he’d have a been there, done that feeling about the topic. Duh.) John’s articulate. I am not. Please forgive and read my original post instead of listening to my inane, totally unprepared response.
38:40 — We discuss fan conventions. John and Patrick share their favorites and recommend some for me.
42:00 — Urged on by me, Patrick gives a mini-intro to Scrivener spiel. I’ve written in Word pretty much since I first switched from typewriter to computer so I wanted to hear his perspective on why Scrivener’s so great.
51:10 — Episode closes with — what else? — The Devil Went Down to Georgia 😀
Other Functional Nerds podcasts you might enjoy:
I hope everyone is having a great July!