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Film Fresh offers the latest in clean, family-friendly, and faith-based entertainment. Learn about people committed to providing positive content for families and the creation process behind it all. From actors, writers, and comedians to producers, directors, makeup, and crew, we’re sharing stories, tips, and even some secrets of an industry determined to make a difference! The Film Fresh podcast highlights guests with current or developing projects outside mainstream Hollywood that are offe ...
 
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Newton Nitro joins us to discuss Stanley G. Weinbaum's "The Best of Stanley G. Weinbaum", Brazilian speculative fiction, Malazan Book of the Fallen, celebrations of the heterosexual white male, coming to acceptance with death, different cultural moral frameworks, the Virgin-Whore Complex, Brazilian miscegenation, dark humor, reskinning the Keep on …
 
Peter Bebergal joins us to discuss Michael Moorcock's "Elric of Melniboné", gaming stores, Gygax's love of pulp, meta-levels inside of dungeons, grimoires IRL, Elric's rotating sidekicks, the limits of idealism, the tragedy of addiction, Elric in art, the Eternal Champions, Elric as anime, and much more!…
 
Shauntelle Benjamin joins us to discuss Roger Zelazny's "The Hand of Oberon", TTRPG Twitch streaming, the protagonist's internal experience, similiar sounding names, casual incest, combat mechanics in literature, cybernetic limbs, life-draining highways, getting stabbed by uncles you've just met, interior monologues in gaming, and much more!…
 
Hello and welcome to the exciting 110th episode of Spellburn! You’ve tuned in for a doozy of an episode! Today we are honored to be able to make an incredible announcement. You’ve asked for it. You’ve begged for it. You wouldn’t stop talking about it. When we’d ask you to stop talking about it you just kept going on and on about it anyways. Then wh…
 
Kienna Shaw joins us to discuss Philip José Farmer's "The Lavalite World", using present-day religious texts as mythology, literary info dumps, the petty egos of immortals, making moral choices when you your life is at stake, close third-person narration, the dangers of presenting racist characters without critique, Bluebeard's Bride, being a colla…
 
We hope you were there with us at Spawn of Cyclops Con last weekend and you had a great time! If not, you’re in luck because you’re going to hear a lot about it, but that’s not all… you’re also going to hang out with Judge Daniel Joseph Bishop and we’re going to go deep into two of his greatest adventures, talk about new projects, make fun of Canad…
 
Ginny Loveday joins us to discuss Fletcher Pratt's "Invaders from Rigel", small books with even smaller fonts, colonialism, space travellers who don't understand combustibles, goofily over-capable heroes, interesting adversaries, home play vs organized play, overly replying on combat to handle challenges, separating the art from the artist, and muc…
 
A live comedy favorite, Jeff Allen, Christ follower and comedian appears at churches, corporate events, and comedy venues around the country. Jeff has appeared on Showtime, Comedy Central, VH1, and more. He starred in the critically acclaimed film “Apostles of Comedy”, the syndicated comedy series, “Bananas” his own one hour comedy special “Happy W…
 
Nick Schroeder is an actor having appeared in film and television. He’s also a creator, writer, producer, executive producer and a business guy which makes it no surprise that he’s now the CEO of an exciting new venture, PAX-TV. Entertainment you can trust. Learn about PAX-TV Follow PAX-TV on Instagram Support PAX-TV Submit your creative project Re…
 
Paige Leitman joins us to discuss Jack Vance's "The Killing Machine", Alexandre Dumas, sexism, interplanetary skin tones, examples of successful worldbuilding, D&D as a western, roleplaying vs rollplaying, planet-hopping revenge games, Star Wars, the OSR community, and much more!By Jeff Goad, Ngo Vinh-Hoi, and special guests
 
Matthew Jordan and Gilbert Sorola are the filmmakers and co-writers responsible for a newly award winning faith-based film "Counter Column". Matthew produced and appeared in the film while Gilbert Directed and appeared in it also. Both were incredibly more involved than that and we were thrilled to have them on to tell us more about their personal …
 
TC Stallings is a former professional athlete now finding success in film and television. T.C. made his feature film debut in the 2011with the hit movie, "Courageous" leading to his break-out performance as "Tony Jordan" in the 2015 hit film, "War Room". He’s also appeared in tons of shows, commercials and films, and has an exciting new Feature Fil…
 
Happy ZineQuest season! If you’re anything like us, before long, you’ll be shuffling things around on the shelves, trying to find room for the next batch of arrivals…and you’ll find some treasures from the last two years! We’ve summoned a third-party zine author & illustrator for this episode, and we’re betting you’ll want to revisit some of his we…
 
Rik Roberts is a clean comedian and keynote speaker, known for being a 100% clean comedian. He’s appeared in DryBar Comedy, Pureflix Clean Comedy all stars, and Chonda Pierce’s Stand Up for Families. Rik is the resident warm-up comedian for the Huckabee show, and host of the School of Laughs Podcast. He’s found a lot of creative ways to stay busy a…
 
Rebekah Cook is a Christ Follower, a team player, and a non-stop encourager. She lived in Spain for 20 years before moving stateside to pursue acting. She has served on cast or crew of over 30 film productions. Rebekah loves partnering with directors and actors to develop compelling characters from a script and breathe them on to screen. 2 Corinthi…
 
Jason Ray Carney joins us to discuss Fritz Leiber's "The Big Time", urban modernism, Lovecraft's fear of the other, period slang, the time travel genre, deeply traumatized protagonists, Leiber's understanding of language, being the Black Svengali to one's Trilby, unity of time and space, Conan vs Fafhrd, chronomancy, and much more!…
 
Mary Smit has served in the film industry for 15 years. She is a professional makeup artist, and hair stylist, and has also worked in wardrobe. She has completed over 30 feature films including Mom’s Night Out, Beyond the Mask, War Room, Like Arrows, and Overcomer and numerous short films, commercials and television work. Mary has a heart for raisi…
 
Cameron Arnett is an award-winning actor in television, film, and theater. Originally from Port Au Prince, Haiti, he’s also a film producer, director, & syndicated talk show co-host. He’s had several feature film roles---He’s been in Champion, I Still Believe, Discarded things, Tulsa, and one of his most recent roles was in Kendrick Brothers hit re…
 
Chip Rossetti has dedicated his career to making movies ONLY in the Christian, Faith-Based, and Family genres, and has written, directed, and/or produced 22 feature films in these genres and has worked on tons more. He’s known for The Borrowed Christmas, 94 Feet, The Christmas Reunion, Saving Faith, Turbulent, Discarding Santa, and An Uncommon Grac…
 
Jarod O’Flaherty is currently the Director and Producer for the streaming crime series, Vindication. He’s also known for My Son, and We Were There. He’s been active in film festivals and has received awards at some of those festivals. He’s also the owner of FlyRock Media. Jarod's IMDB Vindication Crime Series Follow Jarod on Instagram We Were There…
 
Join Chester Goad and Jared Easley to discuss what Season 1 of the Film Fresh podcast is all about. Follow Chester on Twitter @chesterwgoad Follow Jared on Twitter @jaredeasley Follow Film Fresh on Twitter @filmfreshpod Follow Film Fresh on Instagram @filmfreshpod Chester Goad and Jared Easley are your hosts for Film Fresh. Co-Host Jared Easley is …
 
Nicole Emmelhainz-Carney joins us to discuss Robert E. Howard & L. Sprague de Camp's "Conan the Usurper", body horror, de Camp's heavy-handed editing, offensive physical descriptions of black characters, Lovecraft's contemporaries, the experience of talking about problematic elements in the fandom, Howard's creative process, audience analysis in pu…
 
Kira Magrann joins us to discuss Lin Carter's "The Immortal of World's End", LARPing as an awkward teenager, goth teenage years, blending sci-fi and fantasy, tonal shifts, strange metaphors, the cognitive dissonance of glorifying violence after seeing war firsthand, evolving cultural norms, positive inclusions of beasts and animals, sexualizing all…
 
Jason Vey joins us to discuss Fred Saberhagen's "The Black Mountains", owlbears, waiting for the fun evil parts, the Swords trilogy, cold war themes in a post-apocalyptic world, wizards with swords, the root of the lich, making magic unique, designing for 5e vs DCC RPG, mutations tables, and much more!…
 
And today we have a special guest here to help us answer YOUR emails! You may know her from Blades Against Bandwidth, DCC College, or that time she killed all four of your level 0 characters at Gen Con… Judge Haley Skach! Stuff referenced in this episode! Tabletop RPG Pickup Con Shudder Mountains (for DCC RPG!) Yoon Suin by Noisms Games The Emerald…
 
Clio Yun-su Davis joins us to discuss Gardner F. Fox's "Kothar and the Conjurer's Curse", sexual violence, sword and sorcery LARP ideas, non-stop magical hijinx, video game boob physics, the journey in gaming, using the "rule of cool" with cultural sensitivity in mind, monsters that represent human populations, coincidences as plot devices, creativ…
 
Misha B joins us to discuss Jack Williamson's "The Humanoids”, relatable yet opposing idealogies, babies kept in cribs too long, the value of degenerates, the character arch of authors within their careers, morally ambiguous antagonists, superpowered humans overtaking the galaxy, setting ground rules at the table, characters with godlike abilities,…
 
If you are scared to get your sci-fi chocolate in my fantasy peanut butter, turn back now! Tonight we look at the forthcoming Empire of the East product for DCC RPG. Our special guest is none other than RPG writer and designer Jason Vey! Stuff referenced in this episode! Jerry Stefek Memorial Crawl for the Cure 2020! Empire of the East by Goodman G…
 
Our Patron Book Club joins us to discuss Manly Wade Wellman's "Sherlock Holmes's War of the Worlds", classic Sherlock, the Professor Challenger stories, sycophantic women, the differing moral compasses of the characters, the lens of the Vietnam War, tearing down H.G. Wells, undefeatable villains, adding mechanical wings to random encounters, proto-…
 
We have a very special – and overdue – guest for this show! To some, he may be just a mysterious name on the credits page of your DCC RPG core book, or even a guitar-wielding pirate. But we know him as the original embodiment of Hugh Heftblade and the author of the fantastic funnel, “Not in Kansas Anymore.” That’s right — the elusive Dieter Zimmerm…
 
Our Patron Book Club joins us to discuss H.P. Lovecraft's "The Dunwich Horror and Others”, setting construction, Lovecraftian punchlines, Robert Bloch, character development, ancient castles, inescapable monsters, the Whateleys, sudden developments of secret knowledge, characters built on people we know, and much more!…
 
Continuing our Classic Adventure series, we pick up with DCC #80– Intrigue at the Court of Chaos! This adventure has it all– plane-hopping, cosmic entities, potion puzzles and well, lots of intrigue! We’ll talk about how this adventure came to be with none other than its author, Manly Michael Curtis himself! All this and more on this week’s Spellbu…
 
Vicki Lalonde joins us to discuss Edgar Rice Burroughs's "Back to the Stone Age”, damsels in distress, messages of empathy, shedding the bonds of the civilized world, the power of friendship, Barsoom, slavery as a plot device, large megafauna, fighters with six-shooters, foreshadowing villains, and much more!…
 
Chris Wolf joins us to discuss A. Merritt's "The Ship of Ishtar", slaves in pulp fiction, magic hair-growing shrubs, film noir femme fatales, early wargaming, magic compasses, epic death as a story ender, the Mega Dumb Cast, playing on the Spaceship of Ishtar, and much more!By Jeff Goad, Ngo Vinh-Hoi, and special guests
 
Members of our Patron Book Club (Jeremy Harper, Christopher Murrie, and Adam Styers) join us to discuss Robert E. Howard's "Conan the Warrior", the Conan paperback publication history, Conan's rapey inner-dialogue, the "barbarism is the natural state of mankind" quote, the roles of priests in sword and sorcery, Red Sonya and Dark Agnes, the strengt…
 
We’ve made it two-thirds of the way through the year. Most of us are stuck in the land of online gaming for the foreseeable future, there’s a slight chill to the air in some regions, and you all know the impending nightmare that awaits us … It’s the REVENGE of the MAILBAG! Stuff referenced in this episode! Star Crawl Ziggurat of the Mega-Maiden The…
 
Sharang Biswas joins us to discuss L. Sprague de Camp's "The Clocks of Iraz", Indian classics, wights, internal logic, stories within stories, female characters who entirely exist as sex objects, queer bashing, unified tonal through lines, pre-skill system play styles, diversity in medieval simulationism, magic as a source of law or chaos, how to s…
 
The continuation of Episode #100. Judge Jen runs us through part of DCC #100 “The Music of the Spheres is Chaos!” Featuring original Spellburner, Judge Jeffrey Tadlock! Links to adventures and other stuff in this adventure: Jeffrey Tadlock’s Iron Tavern Podcast (DCC Actual Play!) Journey to the Center of Aereth A prototype of the spinning wheel use…
 
Jerry D. Grayson joins us to discuss Michael Moorcock's "The Vanishing Tower", discovering gaming as a kid, fantasy reading as a kid, comics, looking for representation, Elric as pulp, the grab-bag style of old-school gaming, morose scenery-chewing, the other Eternal Champions, Elric's childhood education, DMG relics, how you too can make hundreds …
 
What better way to celebrate the 100th episode of Spellburn than by showcasing some of the upcoming 100th Dungeon Crawl Classics adventure! And how are we going to showcase it? With some ACTUAL PLAY! That’s right folks, the day our listeners have been clamouing for and Judge Jen has been dreading! Links to adventures and other stuff in this adventu…
 
Becky Annison joins us to discuss Roger Zelazny's "Sign of the Unicorn", female authors, murder-mysteries, audiobooks, characters with godlike powers, world-building, rooting games in a setting, one-on-one gaming, making allies out of enemies, using player imagination, gaming in the era of Critical Role, and much more!…
 
Brian Murphy joins us to discuss Andrew J. Offutt's "Swords Against Darkness", reading fantasy fiction as a kid, writing about swords and sorcery, second generation sword and sorcery authors, the understated prose of Poul Anderson, O. Henry's sword and sorcery, multiclass characters, the collected Ryre stories, elves and dwarves in swords and sorce…
 
We’re approaching DCC# 100 and we’re also approaching Spellburn 100! What better way to celebrate an anniversary than to reflect on some great stuff of the past 8 years! I want to do a series of episodes on classic (and maybe even new and unsung!) adventures and there’s obviously no better place to start than Sailors on the Starless Sea! We’ll find…
 
Jamila R. Nedjadi joins us to discuss Philip José Farmer's "Behind the Walls of Terra”, World of Darkness games, the false divide between the OSR and indie games, simulacrums, motorcycle gangs, one's own mother as a romantic love interest, hippie culture, fiction written by random tables, GMs building on what players give them, PBtA moves, describi…
 
We let our blessings get mouldy, and then call them curses.” What’s in a curse? At most gaming tables, they’re uttered by players when critical failures pop up. But curses in DCC are an under-utilized mechanic! They’re not just for the Shudfolk! If you’re looking to switch up your NPC casters to make them unpredictable, offer a touch of magic to pl…
 
“Hello DCC Days! For those listening on your podcatchers, this was a very special LIVE episode where we are answering emails in addition to any questions folks wanna ask us on Twitch!” Stuff referenced in this episode! Spellburn Live @ DCC Days – Twitch DCC Days – June 11-14, 2020 Blades Against Bandwidth Empire of the East for DCC Creep, Skrag, Cr…
 
Stacy Dellorfano joins us to discuss Leigh Brackett's "The Best of Leigh Brackett", the OSR, Boris Vallejo, women writing for male audiences, early antiheros, Eric John Stark as the outsider, Pocahontas, using life experiences in monster design, the balance of crunch and fluff, underwater adventures, Lovecraftian horror, and the future of Contessa …
 
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