The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 056: How the Fantasy Genre Has Grown Up - With Parker Sinclair

June 19, 2018

Once, fantasy was a genre written by middle-aged British white men. Today, the genre has changed so drastically Tolkien and C.S. Lewis would scarcely recognize it. But are those changes for better or for worse? Join the Giant and the Gnome with guest adventurer Parker Sinclair as we discuss it...

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 055: The Spirit and Science of Speculative Fiction - with A.J. Martinez

June 19, 2018

Fantasy and sci-fi are so much more than just great genres--they also give us a chance to delve into our inner selves (fantasy) and our future (science fiction). Join the Giant and the Gnome with guest adventurer A.J. Martinez as we discuss the philosophy of speculative fiction...

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 054: Complicated and Unhealthy Family Dynamics - With Angie Grigaliunas

May 16, 2018

Cain and Abel. Hades and Zeus. Thor and Loki. Family has been a source of conflict since the beginning of time and fiction. Join the Giant and the Gnome with guest adventurer Angie Grigaliunas as we discuss unhealthy and complicated family dynamics...

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 053: The Reality in Fictional Characters - With Shakyra Dunn

May 16, 2018

Every character has a piece of the author's soul! Every character offers a glimpse into someone's beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and desires. Join the Giant and the Gnome with guest adventurer Shakyra Dunn as we discuss the ways that bits of reality trickle into fictional characters...

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 052: Why Mythology? - With A F Stewart

May 8, 2018

For as long as mankind has existed, stories of gods, goddesses, and mythological creatures have existed. Have you ever wondered why? Join the Giant and the Gnome with guest adventurer A.F. Stewart as we delve into the why of mythology...

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep 051: Life Isn’t All Neat, Happy Endings - Brock Deskins

May 1, 2018

Novels have a beginning, a middle, and an end, but life isn't always that neat and tidy. In reality, there is no "happy ending". Join the Giant and the Gnome with guest adventurer Brock Deskins as we talk about pushing on even when life doesn't let up...

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 50: The Psychological Toll of Writing - With Kevin J Kessler

May 1, 2018

Can writing darker stories--or any stories, for that matter--have a psychological effect on the author? Join the Giant and the Gnome with guest adventurer Kevin Kessler as we take a look at the psychological toll of writing...

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 049: Do Something New Every Day! - With JM Butler

May 1, 2018

We could all stand to be more competent at any number of skills, but we'll never get better without practice! Join the Giant and the Gnome with guest adventurer J.M. Butler as we discuss the practice of doing one new thing every day...

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 048: Who is YOUR Hero? Part 2

April 9, 2018

What defines a hero? The meaning is different for everyone, but we've all got people that are heroes in our lives! Join the Giant and the Gnome with guest adventurers Lilian Oake and Joshua Robertson for a special episode celebrating the heroes we know and love...

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 047: Who is YOUR Hero? Part 1

April 2, 2018

Heroes come in all shapes, colors, and sizes! Some are next-door neighbors, some wear badges, and others save the world. Join the Giant and the Gnome with guest adventurers Brandon Barr, Jonathan Yanez, and Megan Haskell for a special episode celebrating the heroes we know and love...

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