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 155 Interview with J. L. Forrest  

Author J. L. Forrest joins us this week to talk about his new short story collection.

Mentioned in this episode:
REQUIES DAY by J. L. Forrest
MINISCULE TRUTHS by J. L. Forrest
REQUIES DAWN by J. L. Forrest
REQUIES DUSK by J. L. Forrest
The Eternal Requiem Series by J. L. Forrest
JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL by Susanna Clarke
Ernest Hemingway
William Faulkner
Tor
Trevor Quachri
Analog Science Fiction and Fact
Isaac Asimov
Ray Bradbury
http://jlforrest.com
http://facebook.com/ForrestWriter
http://twitter.com/wordforrest
http://reelnerdspodcast.com
http://patreon.com/beyondthetrope

Episode 154 Interview with J. M. Frey  

Author, J. M. Frey, joins us to talk Science Fiction, Pop Culture, and the anthropology of fandoms.

Mentioned in this episode:
Firefly (TV Show)
The Accidental Turn (Book Series) by J. M. Frey
GAME OF THRONES by George R. R. Martin
THE HOBBIT by J. R. R. Tolkien
THE UNTOLD TALE by J. M. Frey
Harry Potter (Book Series) by J. K. Rowling
THE FORGOTTEN TALE by J. M. Frey
THE SILENCED TALE by J. M. Frey
Water Logged Mona Lisa: Who Is Mary Sue and Why Do We Need Her? (Essay) by J. M. Frey
Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) (Play) by Ann-Marie MacDonald
Whose Doctor? (Essay) by J. M. Frey
Doctor Who in Time and Space
Identiplay: Cosplay, Cons, Camp, and the Carnivalesque (Essay) by J. M. Frey
Sailor Moon
Inuyasha
Kirby Morrow (Voice Actor)
Alison Court (Voice Actress)
Joss Whedon
Shakespeare
Dante's Inferno
Marvel
Stargate: Atlantis (TV Show)
Spiderman
Captain America
Batman
Yuri On Ice
http://jmfrey.net
http://twitter.com/scifrey
http://tumblr.com/scifrey
https://www.facebook.com/JMFrey.Fanpage
http://patreon.com/beyondthetrope
http://lefthandrightbrainpod.com

Denver Comic Con 2017 Dan Wells, Delilah Dawson, and John Scalzi  

This week, we're bringing you three more awesome interviews, starting with Dan Wells. Next up, we have Delilah Dawson, and we're finishing the show with John Scalzi.

Thanks again to Pop Culture Classroom and Denver Comic Con for bringing us to back this year. Check them out at http://popcultureclassroom.org.

Also, check out our exclusive content over at http://patreon.com/beyondthetrope.

Denver Comic Con 2017 Aletha Martinez, Amy Mebberson, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Catherynne Valente  

Thanks, again, to Denver Comic Con and Pop Culture Classroom for giving us the opportunity to interview Aletha Martinez, Amy Mebberson, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Catherynne Valente.

Please check out http://popcultureclassroom.org to learn more about how they promote literacy through pop culture.

Also, please drop by our Patreon at http://patreon.com/beyondthetrope and consider donating to receive access to exclusive content.

Denver Comic Con 2017 Robin Hobb, Jennifer Swartwood, Zhenghua Yang With Serenity Forge, and Allen Bellman  

Denver Comic Con and Pop Culture Classroom gave us such an amazing opportunity by allowing us to collect this fantastic interviews. Thanks to Robin Hobb, Jennifer Swartwood, Zhenghua Yang, and Allen Bellman.

Please go check out http://popcultureclassroom.org to find out about how PCC supports literacy through pop culture.

Also, if you'd like to support us and get exclusive content, head over to our Patreon page at http://patreon.com/beyondthetrope.

Denver Comic Con 2017 Diana Gabaldon and Andrew Gower  

The first of our Denver Comic Con 2017 episodes, this was the Saturday morning Main Event with Diana Gabaldon, author of the Outlander series, and Andrew Gower, who played Bonny Prince Charlie on the show.

Big thanks to Pop Culture Classroom for bringing us on board for this event. Go check them out at http://popcultureclassroom.org

Also, for exclusive content from Beyond the Trope, check out our Patreon at http://patreon.com/beyondthetrope

Episode 153 Josh Vogt's The Dustpan Cometh  

Josh Vogt returns to talk about his new book, THE DUSTPAN COMETH.

Mentioned in this episode:
THE DUSTPAN COMETH by Josh Vogt
Paizo
Pathfinder (Tabletop RPG)
Curse of the Crimson Throne (Pathfinder Campaign Module) by James Jacobs and Greg A. Vaughan
Patrick Hester
Pathfinder Card Game (Game App)
Starfinder (Sci-Fi RPG by Paizo)
Gen Con
ENTER THE JANITOR by Josh Vogt
THE MAIDS OF WRATH by Josh Vogt
FELLOWSHIP OF THE SQUEEGEE (Working Title) by Josh Vogt
Jeff Herndon
Origins Game Fair
Jaym Gates
Dylan Birtolo
Michael A. Stackpole
Margaret Weis
Gail Z. Martin
ConnetiCon
Timothy Zahn
Raleigh Supercon
Florida Supercon
Dragon Con
Wendy Wagner
J.T. Evans
Emerald City Comic Con
Denver Comic Con
FORGE OF ASHES by Josh Vogt
Wordfire Press
SOLAR SINGULARITY co-authored by Josh Vogt
Interface Zero (RPG)
LITTLE GREEN MEN ATTACK Edited By Robin Wayne Bailey and Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Lost: The Game
http://facebook.com/jrvogt
http://twitter.com/jrvogt
http://jrvogt.com
http://patreon.com/beyondthetrope
http://discoverweakly.libsyn.com/website

Episode 152 Susan Spann's Betrayal at Iga  

Susan Spann returns this week to talk about her new book, BETRAYAL AT IGA, and how she researched the setting and history on her most recent trip to Japan.

Mentioned in this episode:
Seventh Street Books
BETRAYAL AT IGA by Susan Spann
South Park (TV Show)
READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline
PRESS START TO PLAY by Daniel H. Wilson and John Joseph Adams
ARMADA by Ernest Cline
Minotaur Books
Sandra Bond
The New York Times
USA Today
J. A. Konrath
Kindle
St. Martin's Press
RMFW's Colorado Gold Conference
Scottsdale Library Association
http://susanspann.com
http://twitter.com/susanspann
http://facebook.com/susanspannbooks

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

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