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Whatcha watchin'? Be specific. On the hit Subgenre podcast, Emmy award-winning host Josh Dasal and his rotating collection of smart and opinionated guest hosts show love to movies outside of the major categories. Drama, comedy, and action? You can do better. Get your fix of Subgenre's often funny, occasionally irreverent, but always insightful cinematic discussions, smack talk, quizzes, and film-related tangents. New subgenres are covered every season! In Season 2, the show tackles the high- ...
 
Take your writing from average to awesome, and learn tools of the trade from bestselling authors, master writing teachers, and publishing industry insiders. This podcast will give you tools and techniques to help you get those words on the page and your stories out into the world. Past guests include: Delia Ephron, John Sandford, Steve Berry, Jojo Moyes, Tana French, Guy Kawasaki, and more.
 
The metal podcast by Invisible Oranges, the metal blog. Featuring a rotating selection of hosts that go in-depth on heavy metal music, culture, and art, our coverage strives to be both meaningful and entertaining, just like the music we love. Expect episodes to feature a variety of content, including quick discussions on interesting subjects, deep dives into specific albums or artists, and interviews with notable members of the scene.
 
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In this episode of Subgenre, host Josh Dasal and his guest host, screenwriter and Hollywood studio guy Steve Baumgartner, reach all the way back to the dawn of the French New Wave as they react to the 1956 French-language noir classic, Bob le flambeur, directed by esteemed filmmaker Jean-Pierre Melville, and starring film veteran Roger Duchesne and…
 
"Heroes get remembered, but legends never die." For Episode 227, Brandon is joined by Hunter Barcroft to discuss the family film classic The Sandlot. Listen as they talk about how the film made it to production. Contact Us: Facebook: @cinenation Instagram: @cinenationpodcast Twitter: @CineNationPod TikTok: @cinenation E-mail: cinenationpodcast@gmai…
 
Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Kathryn Holmes. We’ll be talking about making the transition from YA to a chapter books series and her book Madison Morris is NOT a Mouse! Kathryn Holmes is the author of the Class Critters chapter book series, which includes Tally Tuttle Turns Into a Turtle, David Dixon’s Day as a Dachshund, and Madison M…
 
"We came for a good time, not for a long time." For Episode 226, Thomas and Brandon discuss the movie that made them want to do a Summer Movie series, Everybody Wants Some!! Listen as they discuss the film's fantastic performances and why it's one of Richard Linklater's most underrated films. Contact Us: Facebook: @cinenation Instagram: @cinenation…
 
Today, Lori is interviewing Sarah Adlakha. They’ll be talking about time travel, alternate timelines and her book Midnight on the Marne. Sarah Adlakha is a native of Chicago who now lives along the gulf coast of Mississippi with her husband, three daughters, two horses, and one dog. She started writing fiction shortly after retiring from her psychi…
 
"I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve." For Episode 225, Brandon and Thomas kick off their summer series by discussing Rob Reiner's Stand by Me. Listen as they talk about how the film made it to the big screen and how it is a perfect summer movie. Contact Us: Facebook: @cinenation Instagram: @cinenationpodcast Twit…
 
Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Patrice Gopo. We’ll be talking about Broad Topic and her book All the Places We Call Home. Patrice Gopo is the child of Jamaican immigrants and was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. She is an award-winning essayist and the author of All the Colors We Will See: Reflections on Barriers, Brokenness, and F…
 
"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." For Episode 224, Brandon and Thomas conclude their director series on Stanley Kubrick. Listen as they discuss his final three films, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and Eyes Wide Shut. Contact Us: Facebook: @cinenation Instagram: @cinenationpodcast Twitter: @CineNationPod Medium: CineNation E-mail: cine…
 
Today, Lori is interviewing Erin La Rosa. They’ll be talking about tropes in romance and her book For Butter or Worse. Erin La Rosa is the author of the upcoming romance novel, For Butter or Worse. She's previously written for BuzzFeed and Funny or Die. She worked as a social media manager for Netflix and Amazon Prime Video before quitting her day …
 
"Its origin and purpose are still a total mystery." For Episode 223, Thomas and Brandon continue their journey through the films of Stanley Kubrick. Listen as they discuss what arguably could be considered Kubrick's peak years. Contact Us: Facebook: @cinenation Instagram: @cinenationpodcast Twitter: @CineNationPod Medium: CineNation E-mail: cinenat…
 
Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Stacy Willingham, Carolyne Topdjian, Allison Buccola, and Wanda M. Morris. We’ll be talking about the debut writer experience and their books. Stacy Willingham is the New York Times bestselling author of A Flicker in the Dark. Before turning to fiction, she was a copywriter and brand strategist for various…
 
"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room." For Episode 222, Thomas and Brandon discuss the continuing evolution of Stanley Kubrick. Listen as they talk about his studio efforts with Spartacus and Lolita before making one of his most beloved films Dr. Strangelove. Contact Us: Facebook: @cinenation Instagram: @cinenationpodcast Twitt…
 
Today, Lori is interviewing Natalka Burian. They’ll be talking about time travel, multiple mysteries, and Natalka’s book The Night Shift. Natalka Burian is the co-owner of two bars, Elsa and Ramona, as well as the co-founder of The Freya Project, a non-profit reading series that supports community-based activism and annually awards five unrestricte…
 
"There are times when I'm ashamed to be a member of the human race, and this is one such occasion." For Episode 221, Brandon and Thomas discuss the early life and career of famed director Stanley Kubrick. Listen as they talk about his first four films, including The Killing (1956) and Paths of Glory (1957). Contact Us: Facebook: @cinenation Instagr…
 
It's the conclusion episode of the dystopia series and James and Matt recap it all with the Journey Through Sci-Fi awards show. They dish out some awards to some of their favourite films and TV shows this series and reflect on what they learnt along the way. Categories include: Best Dystopian Protagonist, Most Absurd Dystopian Society, Worst Dystop…
 
Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Alexis Schaitkin. We’ll be talking about tone, voice, mood and her book Elsewhere. Alexis Schaitkin is the author of Saint X and her short stories and essays have appeared in Ecotone, Southwest Review, The Southern Review, The New York Times, and elsewhere. Her fiction has been anthologized in The Best Ame…
 
In this episode of Subgenre, host Josh Dasal and his guest host, playwright Allan Maule, buy a ticket for the 1978 treasure heist period piece, The Great Train Robbery, directed by acclaimed author Michael Crichton, and starring Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, and Leslie-Ann Down as Victorian-era thieves out to to hijack a locomotive full of Crime…
 
"You must pay for everything in this world, one way or another." For Episode 220, Brandon and Thomas talk about True Grit, the 2010 remake from the Coen Brothers. Listen as we discuss how the film perfectly captures the genre and how it was one of the most successful Westerns ever. Contact Us: Facebook: @cinenation Instagram: @cinenationpodcast Twi…
 
This week Matt and James journey through the Star Trek universe once again. This time looking at how the show explores dystopias. To delve into this topic they discuss The Return of the Archons, A Taste of Armageddon and Mirror, Mirror from the original series, along with Yesterday’s Enterprise from The Next Generation and Inquisition from Deep Spa…
 
Today, Lori is interviewing Shelley Blanton-Stroud. They’ll be talking about historical mysteries and Shelley’s book Tomboy: A Jane Benjamin Novel. Shelley grew up in California’s Central Valley, the daughter of Dust Bowl immigrants who made good on their ambition to get out of the field. She recently retired from teaching writing at Sacramento Sta…
 
"His name was Jeremiah Johnson, and they say he wanted to be a mountain man." For Episode 219, Brandon is joined by Hunter Barcroft to talk about the 1972 Frontier Western, Jeremiah Johnson. Listen as they discuss the film's troubled production and how it became a box office success. Contact Us: Facebook: @cinenation Instagram: @cinenationpodcast T…
 
It's an Anime Special! James and Matt explore the world of Japanese animation once again and it's use of sci-fi tropes. This time they look at the dystopian aspects of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira from 1988 and Rintaro's adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's manga Metropolis from 2001. Visit our website https://www.journeythroughscifi.com/ Email Us! Follow us on…
 
Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Michele Scott. We’ll be talking about cozy mysteries and her book Murder Uncorked. Michele Scott is an American author and the CEO/owner of equestrian sports medicine company Professional’s Choice, Inc. She has written over forty novels in various genres including thrillers, mysteries, young adult mysterie…
 
In a special bonus episode of the podcast James & Matt talk to director Rob Schroeder about his new mind-bending sci-fi film, Ultrasound. They discuss with Rob how he went about adapting Conor Stechschulte's indie comic Generous Bosom to film and what inspires him as a filmmaker. Ultrasound is available on digital download in the UK from the 20th J…
 
"Every gun makes its own tune." For Episode 218, Brandon is joined by David Glenn IV to discuss Sergio Leone's classic film, THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY. Listen as we talk about the Spaghetti Western genre and how this movie is one of the best. Contact Us: Facebook: @cinenation Instagram: @cinenationpodcast Twitter: @CineNationPod Medium: CineNa…
 
This week on the podcast James and Matt revisit 2015, the year of Post-Modern Dystopia (or so it seems...) Join them as they discuss Yorgos Lanthimos' The Lobster and Ben Wheatley's High-Rise. Visit our website https://www.journeythroughscifi.com/ Email Us! Follow us on TWITTER Add us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Follow us on LETTERBOXD Support…
 
Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Scott Gates. We’ll be talking about his novel, Gone, the Redeemer. Scott Gates is the author of Hard Road South, published by Blue Ink Press. He is a magazine editor and a second-generation communicator for rural electric cooperatives. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Auburn Univer…
 
"It ain't like it used to be, but it'll do." For Episode 217, Thomas and Brandon discuss Sam Peckinpah's classic revisionist Western, The Wild Bunch. Listen as they talk about how Peckinpah was able to create a film that helped end the traditional Western genre. Contact Us: Facebook: @cinenation Instagram: @cinenationpodcast Twitter: @CineNationPod…
 
James and Matt are joined by author and academic Dr Tiffani Angus to discuss Margaret Atwood's dystopian world of Gilead, and the 2017 television series The Handmaid's Tale, starring Elisabeth Moss. Visit our website https://www.journeythroughscifi.com/ Email Us! Follow us on TWITTER Add us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Follow us on LETTERBOXD S…
 
Today, Lori is interviewing Taylor Hahn. They’ll be talking about her debut romance novel, The Lifestyle. Taylor is a second-grade teacher turned lawyer turned author. After graduating from Loyola Marymount University, she joined Teach for America and taught in Brooklyn for two years before attending Fordham University School of Law. She then worke…
 
"There are some things a man just can't run away from." For Episode 216, Brandon and Thomas kick off their series on the Western genre by talking about John Ford's Stagecoach. Listen as they discuss how this film redefined the genre, becoming one of the essential films within the Western genre. Contact Us: Facebook: @cinenation Instagram: @cinenati…
 
Matt and James are joined by Film and TV critic Rhianna Dhillon to discuss Alfonso Cuarón's dystopian action thriller Children Of Men from 2006. Will they find hope in this weeks dystopian world? (Fingers crossed) Visit our website https://www.journeythroughscifi.com/ Email Us! Follow us on TWITTER Add us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Follow us …
 
Today, Lori is interviewing Rebecca Scherm. They’ll be talking about her science fiction-thriller novel, A House Between Earth and the Moon. Rebecca Scherm is the author of Unbecoming. She lives in California with her family. In this episode Rebecca Scherm and Lori discuss: The psychic toll writing near future speculative fiction can take on a pare…
 
In this episode of Subgenre, host Josh Dasal and his guest host, screenwriter and filmmaker NC Jones, break into the 1955 lush VistaVision romantic thriller, To Catch a Thief, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant as a French Riviera cat burglar trying to go straight, and Grace Kelly as an American socialite in love with the danger. Top…
 
This week on the show James and Matt are joined by chair of The British Science Fiction Association and Sci-Fi author Dr Allen Stroud to discuss genetic dystopias. Together they analyse the dystopian worlds of Gattaca and Never Let Me Go. Visit our website https://www.journeythroughscifi.com/ Email Us! Follow us on TWITTER Add us on INSTAGRAM Like …
 
Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Jennifer McMahon. We’ll be talking about her genre-defying novel, The Children on the Hill. Jennifer McMahon has been lauded by Chris Bohjalian (The Flight Attendant) as “a worthy literary descendent of Shirley Jackson.” She is the author of eleven novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Promise N…
 
"I'm not even supposed to be here today!" For Episode 214, Brandon is joined by David Glenn IV to talk about Kevin Smith's directorial debut film, Clerks. Listen as they discuss how this Sundance darling fits into the Contained genre. Contact Us: Facebook: @cinenation Instagram: @cinenationpodcast Twitter: @CineNationPod Medium: CineNation E-mail: …
 
Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Brett Riley. We’ll be talking about his YA fantasy/thriller novel, Freaks. Brett Riley is the author of The Subtle Dance of Impulse and Light (Ink Brush Press), Comanche (Imbrifex Books), Lord of Order (Imbrifex), Freaks (Imbrifex), and Travelers (2022). His short fiction has appeared in journals such as T…
 
In this installment of The Pickup Shot, host Josh Dasal and his guest host, filmmaker NC Jones, add a long-time superfan perspective to the Lupin III universe including, and beyond, Miyazaki's Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979). Subscribe to Subgenre and check out the full episode, Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro [S02E03], for more abou…
 
"You never loved me. You just loved how much I loved you." For Episode 213, Thomas and Brandon continue their series on Contained movies by discussing Darren Aronofsky's mother! Listen as we talk about how this film was created and why the film received a mixed reception. Contact Us: Facebook: @cinenation Instagram: @cinenationpodcast Twitter: @Cin…
 
In a special bonus episode James and Matt are joined by Founder and festival director for the SCI-FI-LONDON film festival Louis Savy. Together they discuss what makes a great science fiction film, the joy of B-Movies and what to expect from the 2022 Sci-Fi London Festival. For tickets and more info on Sci-Fi London head to: https://sci-fi-london.co…
 
Today, Lori is interviewing Amy Lea. They’ll be talking about her debut romance novel, Set on You. Amy Lea is a Canadian bureaucrat by day and contemporary romance author by night (and weekends). She writes laugh-out-loud romantic comedies featuring strong heroines, witty banter, mid-2000s pop culture references, and happily ever afters. In this ep…
 
"Nothing has caused the human race so much trouble as intelligence." For Episode 212, Brandon and Thomas discuss Alfred Hitchcock's classic film, Rear Window. Listen as they talk about how this film perfectly represents the contained genre. Contact Us: Facebook: @cinenation Instagram: @cinenationpodcast Twitter: @CineNationPod Medium: CineNation E-…
 
Podcaster and writer Becky Darke joins James and Matt this week to talk dystopian instruments of war. Together they discuss Paul Verhoeven's 90's satire Starship Troopers and Robert Rodriguez's manga adaptation Alita: Battle Angel. Visit our website https://www.journeythroughscifi.com/ Email Us! Follow us on TWITTER Add us on INSTAGRAM Like us on F…
 
Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Jessi Honard and Marie Parks. We’ll be talking about their contemporary fantasy debut, Unrelenting. Jessi and Marie have been co-writing speculative fiction since 2009, and their 2022 contemporary fantasy debut, Unrelenting, was a finalist in the 2020 Book Pipeline Unpublished Manuscript contest. Marie is …
 
In this episode of Subgenre, host Josh Dasal and guest host Mary Thurman, writer and producer at Noggin, tackle the show's first foray into animation with the 1979 anime classic, Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro, directed by Hayao Miyazaki and released by the accomplished Studio Ghibli. Topics of discussion include what makes a great animated fi…
 
"Don't let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat." For Episode 211, Brandon and Thomas dive into the life and career of Michael Mann. Listen as they talk about his multiple heist films, and how he has one of the most underrated filmographies. Contact Us: Facebook: @cinenation Instagram: @cinenationp…
 
How do you strike the right work / life balance in a dystopian world? To try and find the answer James and Matt take a look at Terry Gilliam's Brazil and Alex Cox's Repo Man. Visit our website https://www.journeythroughscifi.com/ Email Us! Follow us on TWITTER Add us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Follow us on LETTERBOXD Support the podcast on PA…
 
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