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The Cardboard Jungle: Bonus - Funding Nemo

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Anthony sits down with Mike Friesen of Lamp Light Games to discuss their new KS for Nautilus Industries as well as their upcoming release Space Junk.

Comment on the episode here or write thecardboardjungle@gmail.com or call (858) 236-9102.

The Chronic Rift Spotlight: Lauren Orbison on TORTELLINI

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Michael Falkner takes control of the spotlight as he interviews author Lauren Orbison about her first children's book, Tortellini.

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Lauren Orbison is an independent author residing in Chattanooga, Tennessee with her husband and four ridiculous cats.  She is missing a small portion of her 22nd chromosome and offers a $50 reward if you find it.  Her mutant superpowers include befriending dragons, writing down her observations, and talking until people's ears fall off.  Tortellini is her first published book, though she plans to have more out shortly.


Theo Solorio has been drawing dragons since she was 3 years of age and still loves to draw them to this day. Besides drawing all the time, her other hobbies include listening to 70's and 80's tunes on cassette tape, watching classic Disney movies on VHS, and doing a little 2D animation.

She resides in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, and she dresses up as a dragon to avoid scaring the locals. Yep. She's an old-fashioned little green dragon.

 

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The Dan & Travis Show: Episode 038 - RIP Robin, An Extra Heavy 40 Pounds of Sports, And May I Suggest, Don't Stop or We'll Die

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The Chronic Rift Network is thrilled to be able to have the comedy stylings of Dan Lackaye and Travis Searle on our network. The voyage of radio genius continues with a new episode.  Starting out as The Pirate Ship in the 90s, the boys charted the rough waters of the early days of the Internet and managed to deliver comedy gold week after week.  They were one of the inspirations for The Chronic Rift becoming a podcast.  Last fall, Dan & Travis reunited with a new podcast, bringing back many of the elements of the original Pirate Ship, and John has been on their case to join the network ever since.

Show 038! Robin Williams, Robbie Williams, 40 Pounds of Sports, The Davey Mac Sports Program and more! It's a new Dan & Travis Show. Check out all the fun of past episodes by visiting them on the web.

 

SHOW OPEN

 

40 POUNDS OF SPORTS

  • Lebron, Lebatard, and the ruins of ESPN
  • More Robin Williams

 

THE NEWS WITH TRAVIS

 

SHOW CLOSE

  • Dan: The Man: The Special Edition Lightning Round – (HINT: Dan does a GREAT job on this one.)
  • Dan said to Travis, “May I Suggest… the musical stylings of the outfit Don’t Stop Or We’ll Die?” – and Travis gives his thoughts
  • Dan says to Travis, “May I Suggest… you listen to the podcast The Davey Mac Sports Program?” – tune in a month from now to hear what Travis has to say!

 


HTD EXPRESSSubscribers! Look for The Handsome Timmy D Express in your feed! Tim will interview creative folks in the entertainment industry about their process.  Free with your Dan & Travis Show subscription!

Find us online at thedanandtravisshow.libsyn.com, at Facebook, follow us on twitter @thedanandtravis, add us on Google+, email the MailSac at danandtravis@gmail.com, or find us at The Chronic Rift Network.


SciFi Diner Podcast: Ep. 220 – We Interview author Dale Bailey, Winner of the International Horror Guild Award and twice nominated for the Nebula Award

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Dale Bailey

Dale Bailey lives in North Carolina with his family and has published three novels: The Fallen, House of Bones, and Sleeping Policemen (with Jack Slay Jr.). His short fiction, collected in The Resurrection Man's Legacy and Other Stories, has won the International Horror Guild Award and has twice been nominated for the Nebula Award.

The following books are available from Open Road Media:

The Fallen

A West Virginia mining town hides a monstrous secret in this modern masterwork of skin-crawling horrorThey say you can’t go home again. Sometimes that advice should be heeded.

Henry Sleep’s childhood memories of Saul’s Run are dark and jumbled images that terrify and confuse him in his all-too-frequent nightmares. When his mother’s horrible death and a bitter falling-out with his preacher father drove Henry from his West Virginia hometown almost ten years earlier, he knew he could never look back. But now the reverend Quincy Sleep is also dead, shockingly by his own hand, and the prodigal son must return to the tiny mining town where all of his most terrible secrets dwell.

And he will not be welcomed back with open arms. Not by Sheriff Harold Crawford, who hides a taste for dark things behind his lawman facade. Not by Emily, the girlfriend Henry left behind, now shackled to a dying mother. Not by his one-time best friend, Perry Holland, who feels nothing for him now but a raging, inexplicable hatred. But if Henry hopes ever to sleep again, he will stay in Saul’s Run until he solves the mystery of his father’s death . . . and forces himself to remember what he and Perry found stirring in the hills outside of town many years ago.


The Resurrection Man's Legacy

A breathtaking collection of wonders and horrors—including robotic surrogate parents and zombie voters—from a new acknowledged master of darkest fantasyWhether speculating on an all-too-possible future or plumbing the stygian depths of supernatural evil and human degradation, Dale Bailey’s award-winning short fiction has been justifiably compared to the work of some of the true giants in the field—Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, and Theodore Sturgeon, to name but a few. In this first collection of astonishing stories, the acclaimed author of the modern horror masterworks The Fallen and House of Bones demonstrates his remarkable range with tales that exhilarate, terrify, and touch the soul.

A young boy comes of age on a secluded farm that grows a particularly grisly crop. The dead rise up to cast their ballots in a close presidential election. An assassin plots his next kill from inside the body of someone frighteningly close to the victim. An African American census taker discovers a hidden bayou town where time has stopped at a nightmarish point in history. Bailey takes readers inside the tents of a circus of shadows and explores an expectant father’s dark and terrible legacy for his unborn child. This extraordinary collection runs the gamut from fantasy to horror, from science fiction to heartbreaking reality, speaking in voices, old and young, that brilliantly capture the light and the darkness of their ingeniously imagined worlds.


House of Bones

A chilling twist on the haunted-house story as five strangers resolve to spend two weeks in an abandoned, high-rise urban housing project that even gang lords and crack dealers avoid . . . Chicago’s Dreamland Housing Project was created to give people with nothing a second chance. Like so many ill-conceived dreams of its time, eventually the project fell into disrepair and disrepute, just another slum ruled by the gangs and the drug dealers. But there was one building in the complex that contained an evil far fouler than the kind running the streets. Here eerie sounds emanated nightly from the elevator shafts and the shadows at the far end of the hallways, and inexplicable, fatal “accidents” were the norm. Here human blood regularly soaked the walls and cheap carpeting as rapists and murderers ran rampant, though none could remember their dark deeds afterward.

Now, decades later, Dreamland is empty of its residents and mostly demolished. But one building still stands, thanks to billionaire Ramsey Lomax, who won’t let the city raze the last and most notorious tower until he is done with it. Along with four willing strangers—a writer, an ex-cop, a doctor, and a psychic, each with a reason for participating—Lomax intends to spend two weeks living in the abandoned tower to see if the legends are real. But nothing can prepare these five for the terror they encounter once the front door slams behind them, trapping them all inside. Because in Dreamland, every nightmare comes true.


Sleeping Policemen

A late-night joyride takes a sharp turn into nightmare territory when a group of college students tries to cover up a crime of carelessnessA moment of inattention on a winding roadway in the Smoky Mountains leaves a stranger dead and his accidental killers at the mercy of a possible witness. Finney Durant, Nick Laymon, and Reed Tucker are desperate not to be linked to the crime. Finney and Tucker insist on hiding the corpse, and Nick, hard up for money, takes the man’s cash. But the hit-and-run is just the beginning of their problems once they use a key found in the victim’s pocket to open a bus locker—and find a videotape that opens an ever-widening doorway into horror.

The Batcave Podcast: Episode 21: The Minstrel's Shakedown/Barbecued Batman?

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Aired September 21/22, 1966

The Minstrel, a new villain, has appeared in Gotham City and he's holding the Gotham City Stock Exchange hostage with his extortion demands.  The Caped Crusaders are on the case, but it turns out that the Minstrel is Batman's intellectual equal when it comes to technology.  Can Batman outwit the Minstrel with the aid of his latest Bat-device, the Bat-Drone?

Joining John to talk about The Minstrel and the lost potential in what should have been a recurring villain is Gotham City 14 Miles editor, Jim Beard.

 

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A native of Toledo, Ohio, Jim Beard was introduced to comic books at an early age by his father, who passed on to him a love for the medium and the pulp characters who preceded it. After decades of reading, collecting and dissecting comics, Jim became a published writer when he sold a story to DC Comics in 2002. Since that time he's written official Star Wars and Ghostbusters comic stories and contributed articles and essays to several volumes of comic book history.

His prose work includes GOTHAM CITY 14 MILES, a book of essays on the 1966 Batman TV series; SGT. JANUS, SPIRIT-BREAKER, a collection of pulp ghost stories featuring an Edwardian occult detective; MONSTER EARTH, a giant monster anthology; and CAPTAIN ACTION: RIDDLE OF THE GLOWING MEN, the first pulp prose novel based on the classic 1960s action figure.

Currently, Jim provides regular content for Marvel.com, the official Marvel Comics website, and is a regular columnist for Toledo Free Press.

Websites

http://www.facebook.com/thebeardjimbeard

http://www.sgtjanus.blogspot.com

 

Get your copy of Jim's book and read more into the making of the series, the decisions that were made that caused it to succeed and ultimately, fail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The HTD Express: #6 - The Ratings Game: An Interview With Brian Veys

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Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"Quick Note: As you guys have figured out by now, these interviews are not recorded live. This week’s episode was recorded before yesterday’s still-stunning and all-too tragic news of Robin Williams’ sudden passing. I want to assure you that had we recorded after 4 PM yesterday, we would absolutely have touched upon Mr William’s career, especially his recent sitcom The Crazy Ones which would have fit into our discussion perfectly.  A great many words have been written about Mr. Williams’ death. I daresay everyone’s personal favorite joke, TV show or movie is the finest tribute anyone can write. And if not, then this one is: http://lisajakub.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/farewell-to-robin-williams-a-thank-you-note/

This week’s interview is about all sorts of good stuff in the world of TV. My guest is none other than Brian Veys, the Director of Worldwide Television Research at MGM Studios. And by research, I don’t mean looking stuff up on wikipedia. Television research is the collection and analysis of ratings. With viewing figures coming in from a historically varied number of sources, that research is becoming more complicated every year.

Brian and I discuss the nuts and bolts of ratings analysis and how it’s not the be-all-end-all of whether a show stays on the air. We also discuss the ever changing landscape of media delivery platforms, how social media influences ratings (if at all) and Brian puts me on the hot seat to talk about the increased savvy of today’s viewing audience. This is a fascinating look at ratings analysis, something I didn’t know a lot about, and a real informed glimpse at how TV decision making works."

Comment on this episode here or by writing john@chronicrift.com.


The Weekly Podioplex: August 12, 2014

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles did a surprisingly good turn at the box office and took the number one spot.  Can Guardians of the Galaxy take it back when movie-goers realize their horrible mistake or will this week's releases offer competition to both top films?  All this, plus a tribute to the late Robin Williams and more from Michael Falkner on this week's Weekly Podioplex.

Check out the full show notes here and comment on the episode or write weeklypodioplex@gmail.com.


The Dan & Travis Show: Episode 037 - Encouraging AI News, HTD on Ghostbusters?, Painted Peaches, and More Red Flags

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The Chronic Rift Network is thrilled to be able to have the comedy stylings of Dan Lackaye and Travis Searle on our network. The voyage of radio genius continues with a new episode.  Starting out as The Pirate Ship in the 90s, the boys charted the rough waters of the early days of the Internet and managed to deliver comedy gold week after week.  They were one of the inspirations for The Chronic Rift becoming a podcast.  Last fall, Dan & Travis reunited with a new podcast, bringing back many of the elements of the original Pirate Ship, and John has been on their case to join the network ever since.

Show 037! A visit from Handsome Timmy D to talk about the possibility of an all-woman Ghostbusters team. Plus, more robots, more red flags, more Travia, and more Dan: The Man! It's a new Dan & Travis Show. Check out all the fun of past episodes by visiting them on the web.

 

SHOW OPEN

  • A robo-misdirection? Or a beacon of hope? Reasons not to fear robots
  • Impossible Travia: THEME- ROBOTS
  • MAXWELL VAN ZANDT’S MEMOIRS – CHAPTER 413

 

ASK HANDSOME TIMMY D

  • Is the world ready for an all-female Ghostbusters?

 

THE NEWS WITH TRAVIS

  • Livestock? More like deadstock!
  • Qixi peaches
  • Lady’s finger lopped off by lion, or is lady lyin’?

 

SHOW CLOSE

  • Dan: The Man: The Special Edition Lightning Round – (HINT: Dan does a GREAT job on this one.)
  • Red Flags of the Internet: This “haunted house” is “legitimate” the same way bastard children are, and we’ll explain a few reasons why!

 

HTD EXPRESS – Subscribers! Look for The Handsome Timmy D Express in your feed! Tim will interview creative folks in the entertainment industry about their process.  Free with your Dan & Travis Show subscription!

Find us online at thedanandtravisshow.libsyn.com, at Facebook, follow us on twitter @thedanandtravis, add us on Google+, email the MailSac at danandtravis@gmail.com, or find us at The Chronic Rift Network.


Hour of the Wolf Movie Review: Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

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Dan Persons says,

Welcome to August, the month when studios, having already fired off all their high-profile (not to mention high concept) summer guns, unleash what amounts to their second tier of releases, the stuff that doesn’t automatically trigger broad media attention, things with a more… “culty,” shall we say?… appeal, and things that are, let’s just say it, no durn good. However, since even the big tent-poles can now be somewhat inconsequential in their story-telling and quality (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, anyone?), it’s become less surprising that a dog-day release could have been just as welcome, if not more so, in the weeks preceding.

Such is the case with GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, a fun space adventure based on a Marvel comic book that racked up record box office in its opening week, and earns its goodwill in a number of ways. I take a look at the film in my latest review for Jim Freund’s HOUR OF THE WOLF.

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Presenting the Transcription Feature: YOU BET YOUR LIFE

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This time on Presenting the Transcription Feature, in memory of Groucho Marx, who died 37 years ago this August, we present a special episode of his comedy quiz show, You Bet Your Life.  The show was recorded live over the course of an hour and then cut down to 25 minutes for broadcast.  This is the hour-long, unedited audio for one show from 1955.  Along with half an hour of material that never aired, there’s a retake at the end when something goes wrong. If this podcast is as close as you’ll get to listening to Old Time Radio on the air, then this episode is as close as you’ll get to being in the audience for a show as it was recorded.

Episodes

 

You Bet Your Life

“Name”

December 14, 1955

6:32

 


The Dome: "Collective"

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Over five years ago, John created an audio drama series with the intention of making it a regular occurrence.  It didn't happen, but now John is almost done with his grad school work and can devote his time more to a project such as this.  Because of that, he is releasing the first five episodes to get everyone on board with the story.  Take a moment to comment here or by writing john@chronicrift.com.

In 1977, the United States government determined that one in every ten million Americans was gifted with a paranormal ability. It immediately set up a commission to look into the growing phenomenon. It was decided that a special, top-secret research facility was needed to study the matter further. Today, in a world where the paranormal is normal, the unexpected happens within the walls of The Dome.

"Collective" - Anibal and Helen return to the Dome after Parker's funeral to find the complex in a shambles.  A number of the staff have reverted to a primal animal state while others have locked themselves away in fear.  They are all under the control of a young, troubled telepath who wants to shape the world in her image.  Can Anibal stop her before her influence extends beyond the island?

Cast List

Keith R.A. DeCandido - Anibal Ramirez 
Sheri DeNatale - Dr. Helen Smith
Michael Falkner - Dr. Tom O'Neill
Susan Drew - Anne Ramsey
Jym DeNatale - Colin Smith
Eddie Drew- Matthew
M. Sieiro Garcia - Lauren
Theme and segue music by Lenny Ackley
Incidental music by Positionmusic.com

This is a Lucky Shot Production, copyright 2012


Parsec Nods for Network Shows

The Parsec Awards nominees were announced today and two Chronic Rift Network shows were recognized for their excellence as finalists in the Parsec ballot!  Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast and Generations Geek are both in the running for a Parsec Award, the awards ceremony to be held at this year's Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia at the end of August.  Congratulations to John S. Drew and Paul K. Bisson of Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast and Scott and Ella Pearson of Generations Geek for their hard work.  Learn more about the Parsecs by clicking on the link.

Here's how the ballot is shaping up for both shows in terms of their category and competition:

Best Speculative Fiction Fan or News Podcast (Specific)

News and commentary podcasts created by and for the fans of a given type of literary or entertainment work or series of works that have elements of speculative fiction (e.g. podcasts focused on H. P. Lovecraft, Buffy The Vampire Slayer or the World of Time).

Finalists:
Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast hosted by John S. Drew and Paul K. Bisson
Greetings from Storybrooke: A Once Upon a Time Podcast hosted by Bill Meeks and Anne Marie DeSimone
Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast hosted by Ken Ray and John Champion
PodCulture: TARDIS Interruptus hosted by Brad, Glenn, Christina, and Adam
SpecFicMedia.com Presents: Beyond the Wall – A Game of Thrones Podcast hosted by P.G. Holyfield, Nuchtchas, Chooch, and Vivid Muse

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Best Speculative Fiction Fan or News Podcast (General)

News and commentary podcasts created by and for the fans of speculative fiction. (e.g. Anime, Gaming, General Spec Fic)

Finalists:
Geek Radio Daily hosted by Billy Flynn, The Flynstress, and The Bruce
Generations Geek hosted by Scott Pearson and Daughter
PodCulture: Equal Opportunity Geekness hosted by Brad, Glenn, Christina, and Adam
SpecFicMedia.com Presents: Consumption hosted by P.G. Holyfield, Christiana Ellis, Chooch, and Vivid Muse
Sword & Laser hosted by Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt

The CFQ Interview: SHARKNADO 2's Dante Palminteri

 

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Dan Persons says:

It’s raining sharks, hallelujah! Or maybe whether you’re making that exclamation depends on how highly refined your appreciation of irony is. Yes, SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE is here, moving the mayhem to New York (to the producers’ credit, largely the real New York), larding the proceedings with copious cameos (hallloooo Andy Dick, Perez Hilton, Al Roker, etc, etc.), and wasting no time in throwing airborne maneaters at hapless victims (why are there sharknados? Who cares — look, SHARKS!).

One of the major players trying to avoid becoming shark bait is Dante Palminteri, son of Chazz and making his major(?) film debut with this role. In this exclusive interview, he takes us behind the scenes of this landmark cinematic event, certain to be the most monumental film of Summer 2014. Okay, my ironyometer just shorted out, sorry. I’m going to go watch HARLAN COUNTY, USA to recover.

Comment on the episode here or write podcast@cinefantastique.com.


DOCTOR OF THE DEAD #15: INTERVIEW WITH VINCENT GONZALES OF THE WALKING DEAD!

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The “Fixer” is in! VINCENT GONZALES, 2nd A.D. on THE WALKING DEAD (Season 2-3) joins us for a chat about what it takes to make an apocalypse! From Norman Reedus’ motorcycle to Andrew Lincoln’s door-opening technique – not to mention gallons of blood – the man that began his journey on the show the day Sophia came out of the barn talks about the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of taking on the Walkers…and making sure they stay in line!

Show Music: “Bitter Pill” (feat. Vosmoy) by Still Pluto.

Additional Music: “We Are the Walkers” by R. Peña.

We welcome all feedback at doctorofthedead@yahoo.comcontact@g2vpodcast.com, or on the G2V Facebook page! Find the show on Twitter at @DoctoroftheDead!

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Generations Geek: Episode 23 - The War of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS

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Episode 23, The War of The War of the Worlds

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter discuss several adaptations of the classic H. G. Wells novel The War of the Worlds, including the 1938 radio version, the 1953 movie, the 2005 remake, the 1978 musical version, the 1988 TV series, and a few movie versions you really don’t need to see.

Segments

Intro :30

Orson Welles’ 1938 Radio Show 1:12

Byron Haskin’s 1953 Movie 7:07

Steven Spielberg’s 2005 Movie 18:25

Comparing ’38, ’53, and ’05 34:45

Jeff Wayne’s 1978 Musical Version 35:45

The 1988 TV Series 38:29

The Unfortunate Adaptations 40:03

Dream Adaptations 43:21

Comment on this episode here or by writing thegeeks@generationsgeek.com.


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