Beyond The Trope

Beyond The Trope

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We're dedicated to exploring the deeper side of genre fiction and popular culture, moving beyond the common tropes of fantasy, science fiction, romance, and mystery. We dive into the art and craft of literature and culture to better understand what makes it popular. Visit us at beyondthetrope.com.

Episodes

Episode 151 Patrick Hester's Into the Fire  

Patrick Hester joins us again, this time to talk about his debut novel, INTO THE FIRE.

Mentioned in this episode:
The Functional Nerds Podcast
THE DRESDEN FILES (Book Series) by Jim Butcher
INTO THE FIRE by Patrick Hester
Charlaine Harris
Marvel Comics
The Chicago Bears (NFL Team)
Jay Cutler
The Denver Broncos (NFL Team)
Warhammer (Miniatures Game)
Dungeons and Dragons (RPG)
Fiasco (RPG)
Betrayal At House on the Hill (Board Game)
World of Warcraft
Bang (Card Game)
Yosemite National Park
Santiago's
Little Anita's
SF Signal
Men in Black (Movie)
Cord Cahill Series by Patrick Hester
Firefly (TV Show)
Patreon
http://atfmb.com
http://facebook.com/atfmb
http://twitter.com/atfmb

Episode 150 Celebration Quiz  

This week we're celebrating our 150th episode with a quiz put together by our amazing producer, Emily.

Mentioned on this episode:
Denver Comic Con
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA by C. S. Lewis
GLITTER BOMB (Short Story) by Emily Kay Singer
HAMLET by William Shakespeare
OTHELO by William Shakespeare
ROMEO AND JULIET by William Shakespeare
TAMING OF THE SHREW by William Shakespeare
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING by William Shakespeare
Carol Berg
Susan Spann
Aaron Michael Ritchey
Doctor Who
Steven Moffat
The Beatles
Garage Band
Chemistry Club
Tumblr
Google Plus
Castle Panic

Episode 149 Interview with Julia Nobel and Jen DeLuca  

This week, Pitch Wars Mentees, Jen DeLuca and Julia Nobel, join us to talk about their journey through the Pitch Wars process and how their careers are doing since the contest ended.

Mentioned in this episode:
Melissa Edwards
Stonesong Literary Agency
Taylor Haggerty
Root Literary
Brenda Drake
Dan Koboldt
Julie C. Dao
RWA of Central Florida
Brighton Walsh
Helen Hoang
http://julianobel.com
http://twitter.com/NobelJulia
http://jendeluca.com
http://jaydee_ell

Episode 148 Writing Stereotypes  

Are stereotypes about writers true? Which ones are, and which ones are just stories we hear about in Hollywood? Well, this week we're talking about just that.

Mentioned in this episode:
Keurig
Oregon Chai
The Secret Window (Movie) based on the short story by Stephen King

Episode 147 Poetry Revisited  

In this episode of Beyond the Trope, we're revisiting Poetry.

Mentioned this week:
Shakespeare
Mary Oliver
Tor.com
APOCALYPSE: AN EPIC POEM by Frederick Turner
Marshall Mathers/Eminem
Emily Dickinson
ALICE IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carrol
JABBERWOCKY by Lewis Carrol
The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carrol
Because I Could Not Stop for Death by Emily Dickinson
There is No Frigate Like a Book by Emily Dickinson
The Journey by Mary Oliver
J. R. R. Tolkien
MC Frontalot 

Episode 146 Interview with Sarah Schanze  

Sarah Shanze, creator of Thistil Mistil Kistil, joins us to talk web comics!

Mentioned in this episode:
Thistil Mistil Kistil
http://tmkcomic.depleti.com
Anastasia (Movie)
Mulan (Movie)
The Secret of Kells (Movie)
Samurai Jack (TV Show)
Kickstarter
Patreon
Harry Potter (Book Series) by J. K. Rowling
Penny Arcade (Web Comic)
Connecticon
Jeph Jacques
Wildlife
dictionary.com
http://facebook.com/tmkcomic
http://twitter.com/depleti
http://depleti.com
http://depleti.tumblr.com

Episode 145 Detective Detective Detective  

This week we're interviewing Justin Edwards and Michael Edwards, co-creators of the movie Detective Detective Detective.

Mentioned in this episode:
LARPs the Series
Fantasy Con
Chrono Trigger
Jim Butcher
Jim C Hines
Adam McKale
Christopher Walken
Natalie Wood
Sunrise Robot
San Diego Comic Con
http://michaeledwards.bandcamp.com
http://detectivedetectivedetective.com
https://www.facebook.com/DetectiveDetectiveDetective
https://twitter.com/detectivetimes3
https://www.instagram.com/detectivedetectivedetective
https://www.snapchat.com/add/detectivex3
http://twitter.com/pseudojustin
http://twitter.com/sudomichael

 

Episode 144 Interview with Jason Porath  

The author of Rejected Princesses, Jason Porath, joins us to talk art, princesses, and awesome women in history.

Mentioned in this episode:
Dreamworks
Kung Fu Panda (Movie)
How to Train Your Dragon (Movie)
Suffragette (Movie)
Meryl Streep
LOLITA by Vladimir Nabokov
Hero Con
http://rejectedprincesses.com
http://twitter.com/jasonporath
https://www.patreon.com/rejectedprincesses
http://rejectedprincesses.tumblr.com
https://www.facebook.com/rejectedprincesses
https://www.instagram.com/rejectedprincesses

Episode 143 Todd Leatherman's Trunk Novel  

This week we're reading trunk novel pages from Todd Leatherman, a listener with some serious writing chops!

Mentioned in this episode:
Kristin Nelson
Nelson Literary Agency

Episode 142 Science in Sci-Fi and Fact in Fantasy  

Dan Koboldt is back with us this week to talk about his blog, Science in Sci-Fi and Fact in Fantasy.

Mentioned in this episode:
The Incredibles (Movie)
Carol Berg
Captain Hammer (From Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog)
Patrick Hester
James Persichetti
Dungeons and Dragons
Grammar Girl
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix Original TV Show)
Clarkesworld
SFWA
Chuck Wendig
Mary Robinette Kowal
Isaac Asimov
http://dankoboldt.com
http://twitter.com/dankoboldt

Episode 141 Interview with Dan Koboldt  

This week we're talking with our old friend, Dan Koboldt. A lot's happened in his life since the last time he joined us, including a second book release!

Mentioned this week:
World Con
World Fantasy Con
THE ROGUE RETRIEVAL by Dan Koboldt
Harper Collins
THE ISLAND DECEPTION by Dan Koboldt
Chuck Wendig
THE TWO TOWERS by J. R. R. Tolkien
Pirates of the Caribbean (Movie)
George R. R. Martin
http://twitter.com/DanKoboldt
http://dankoboldt.com

Episode 140 Interview with Beth Revis  

This week author Beth Revis joins us for a fun, sci-fi filled interview. 

Mentioned in this episode: 

ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis
A MILLION SUNS by Beth Revis
A WORLD WITHOUT YOU by Beth Revis
THE BODY ELECTRIC by Beth Revis
REBEL RISING by Beth Revis
Lucas Film Publishing
Delilah S. Dawson
Kevin J. Anderson
Futurama (TV Show)
Traveller (RPG) created by Marc W. Miller
Firefly RPG
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Show)
Inception (Movie)
The Beatles
Jim Butcher
Sailor Moon
Sailor Saturn
Nightcrawler (X-Men Character)
Full Metal Alchemist (TV Show)
Neil Stephenson
http://bethrevis.com
http://twitter.com/bethrevis
http://facebook.com/authorbethrevis

Episode 139 Interview with Dean Wyant  

This week, Dean Wyant of Hex Publishing joins us to talk short stories, anthologies, and horror.

Mentioned in this episode:
Hex Publishing
Needles (Short Story) by Dean Wyant
NIGHTMARES UNHINGED Edited by Josh Viola
Jason Heller
CYBER WORLD Edited by Jason Heller and Josh Viola
CARRIE by Stephen King
THE EXORCIST by William Peter Blatty
HARVEST HOME by Thomas Tryon
Stephen Graham Jones
A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS by Paul G. Tremblay
BLOOD BUSINESS Edited by Josh Viola and Mario Acevedo 
Betrayal At House on the Hill
Broadway Book Mall
THE BANE OF YOTO by Josh Viola
Edward Bryant Jr.
Celldweller
http://hexpublishers.com
http://facebook.com/DeanWyant
http://twitter.com/Dean_Wyant
http://instagram.com/wyantdean

Episode 138 Live Stream Gaming with Holly Jennings  

This week Holly Jennings comes back to talk about Live Steaming and the culture that surrounds the live gaming community.

Mentioned in this episode:
PewDiePie
Penny Arcade
Fallout 4
Playstation 4
Elder Scrolls Online
Twitch
ARENA by Holly Jennings
Borderlands 2
World of Warcraft
Overwatch
Pandemic
Betrayal At House on the Hill
Castle Panic
LARPs The Series
Mario Kart 64
Fallout: New Vegas
E3
Bethesda Softworks
Dishonored 2
Doom 3
Portal 2
KayPikeFashion
http://authorhollyjennings.com
http://twitter.com/HollyN_Jennings
http://facebook.com/authorhollyjennings
http://twitch.tv/holly_jennings 

Episode 137 Interview with Holly Jennings  

Holly Jennings returns to talk about her new book, Gauntlet, and share what she's been up to since we spoke to her last year.

Mentioned in this episode:
Phoenix Comic Con
New York Comic Con
ARENA by Holly Jennings
American Library Association's Alex Award
GAUNTLET by Holly Jennings
http://authorhollyjennings.com
http://twitter.com/HollyN_Jennings
http://facebook.com/authorhollyjennings
http://twitch.tv/holly_jennings

Episode 136 Interview with Brenda Drake  

Brenda Drake joins us to talk about writing and pitch contests.

Mentioned in this episode:
Pitch Wars
Pitch Madness
LIBRARY JUMPERS (Book Series) by Brenda Drake
TOUCHING FATE by Brenda Drake
CURSING FATE by Brenda Drake
Cupcake Wars
Heather Cashman
Amanda Hill
A LADY'S GUIDE TO ETIQUETTE AND MURDER by Dianne Freeman
THE FATED SERIES (Book Series) by Brenda Drake
THUNDERSTRUCK by Brenda Drake
Monica Hoffman
Nikki Roberti
Joy McCullough
http://brenda-drake.com
http://pitchwars.org
http://brendadrake.com
http://twitter.com/brendadrake
http://facebook.com/brendaleedrake

Episode 135 Roundtable with Patrick Hester and James Persichetti  

This week we have a roundtable discussion with Patrick Hester and James Persichetti, focused on what we've learned over the last couple of years as we've pursued our writing careers.

Mentioned this week:
World Con
Mile High Con
Nathan Fillion
Terry Brooks
Gail Carriger
Terry Goodkind
2K TO 10K by Rachel Aaron
HARRY POTTER (Book Series) by J. K. Rowling
Scrivener
Pitch Wars
Dan Koboldt
Mike Resnick
Angie Hodapp
RMFW
NaNoWriMo
John Anealio
Functional Nerds Podcast
Dateline NBC
John O'Neil
John Joseph Adams

Episode 134 Interview with Patrick Hester  

Our wonderful friend, Patrick Hester, joins us this week to talk about his newly released book, Samantha Kane: Into the Fire. We're also joined, yet again, by James Persichetti from Nelson Literary Agency.

Mentioned this week:
SAMANTHA KANE: INTO THE FIRE by Patrick Hester
SAMANTHA KANE: COLD AS ICE by Patrick Hester
The Functional Nerd Podcast
The Hugo Awards
Baen Library
Wordfire Press
THE PAINTED MAN by Peter V Brett
Google
Ingram
Kobo
Carol Berg
JT Evans
Kickboxer 4 (Movie)
World Fantasy Con
John Anealio
STORM FRONT by Jim Butcher
Brent Weekss
Kevin J. Anderson
Baen Books (http://baen.com)
Jody Lynn Nye
Paul Di Filippo
Lou Antonelli
CONVERSATIONS WITH MY CAT by Patrick Hester (https://www.amazon.com/Conversations-with-my-Cat-ebook/dp/B00AEV29Q8/)
UPSIDE DOWN (Anthology)
Monica Valentinelli
World Con
Kickstarter
Harry Potter (Book Series) by J.K. Rowling
Mur Lafferty
I Should Be Writing (Podcast)
Superstars of Writing
Sam Sykes
Howard Andrew Jones
http://atfmb.com
http://twitter.com/atfmb
Jaym Gates
Gail Carriger
John O'Neill

Episode 133 Daniel Mohr's Trunk Novel  

One of our AWESOME listeners, Daniel Mohr (AKA Germany Dan), sent us some pages from a novel he's working on, and we discuss them with our special guest, James Persichetti.

Mentioned this week:
J.R.R. Tolkien
The Music Man

Episode 132 Interview with James Persichetti  

James Persichetti, query reader for Nelson Literary Agency, joins us to talk about the slush pile and life at a literary agency.

Mentioned this week:
Nelson Literary Agency
Kristin Nelson
Joanna MacKenzie
Danielle Burby
Frankfurt Book Fair
WOOL by Hugh Howey
ERAGON by Christopher Paolini
NYXIA by Scott Reintgen
Doctor Who (TV Show)
Lighthouse Writers Workshop
RMFW
Pikes Peak Writers
X-Men (Movie)
Grayhawk Agency

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