The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 040: The Subtle Dangers of Sadism - With Jen L. Grey

February 5, 2018

We're all familiar with sadism as it relates to violence and dangerous sexual practices, but it's actually a far more insidious beast than we realize. Join the Giant and the Gnome with guest adventurer Jennifer Grey as we take a closer look at the real meaning of "sadism"...

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 039: Gender Roles in Fantasy - With TJ Muir

January 31, 2018

Medieval life was heavily male-dominated--kings, knights, lords, and popes--but why can't we as fantasy authors break the mold of history and be better? Join the Giant and the Gnome with guest adventurer T.J. Muir as we discuss gender and its role in fantasy fiction...

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 038: All About Language - With Aaron-Michael Hall

January 25, 2018

We take language for granted, but try to imagine what life would be like without words that enable us to communicate clearly with others. Join the Giant and the Gnome with guest adventurer Aaron-Michael Hall as we dive into language and what it means for us...

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 037: A Sliding Scale of Morality - With Stuart Thaman

January 10, 2018

Any tabletop gamer (D&D, Pathfinder, etc.) will be familiar with the moral systems: good, neutral, evil, lawful, and chaotic. But how applicable are these systems to real life? Join the Giant and the Gnome with guest Stuart Thaman as we discuss our true alignments...

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 036: The Virtual Reality of Fantasy Fiction - With John M Olsen

December 28, 2017

Virtual Reality has been a prominent part of the fantasy landscape for ages--from Alice in Wonderland to Chronicles of Narnia to the Wheel of Time! Join the Giant and the Gnome with guest adventurer John M. Olsen as we discuss how fantasy serves as our portal into all manner of virtual realities...

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 035: Nature vs. Nurture: The Age Old Battle - With Chris Fox

December 21, 2017

Are we defined/shaped by our environment, genetics, or a mix of both? Nature vs. nurture is one of the oldest debates on human behavior. Join the Giant and the Gnome with guest adventurer Chris Fox as we examine both sides of the argument...

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 034: Look Behind The Curtain - with Rebekah Dodson

December 13, 2017

A great book is built around great characters. A great writer delves into the minds of their characters to understand them--it turns out that research can help us to "look behind the curtain" of people in our own lives. Join the Giant and Gnome with guest adventurer Rebekah Dodson as we discuss what it means to truly know the mind of our characters...

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. #033: With Great Power - With RJ Batla

December 6, 2017

We're all familiar with the Spiderman quote "With great power comes great responsibility," but how does that translate into our lives? Join The Giant and the Gnome with guest adventurer RJ Batla as we discuss it...

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 032: The Traits of a Hero

December 2, 2017

What attributes, qualities, and characteristics make a person stand out as a true "hero"? Join The Giant and the Gnome with guest adventurer Lindsay Buroker as we discuss the traits of a hero!

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 031: No Shortcuts! - With Assaph Mehr

November 25, 2017

A lot of research goes into writing a good book, yet sometimes it's tempting to skimp for the sake of quick writing. Join the Giant and the Gnome with guest adventurer Assaph Mehr (https://egretia.com/) as we talk about the importance of diving fully into our stories and not taking "shortcuts"...

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