The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 019: The Month of Fear - With J. M. Butler

September 17, 2017

Fear can either be a handicap or a springboard--you choose which it will be for you! Join the Giant and the Gnome with guest adventurer J.M. Butler as we discuss how she turned her fears into stepping-stones to epic experiences...

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 018: Afro-Futurism and Speculative Fiction - With Colby R. Rice

September 10, 2017

Afrofuturism is a cultural genre or style, a re-imagining of African tradition that projects techno-futuristic possibilities. Join The Giant and The Gnome with guest adventurer Colby Rice as we discuss the thrilling past, present, and future of Afro-centric, non-Western fiction...

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 017: Translating Real Life Experience Into Fiction - With Susan Flaw

September 2, 2017

They say, "Write what you know." Even if you don't know a great deal about life in medieval and fantasy worlds, you can still use real life experience to craft amazing stories. Join The Giant and The Gnome with guest adventurer Susan Faw as we discuss translating modern life into fascinating fiction!

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 016: The Making of Villains - With Tom Fallwell

August 27, 2017

Villains are made, not born. Every child is born innocent, but their environment, society, and the people in their lives affect them for good or evil. Join The Giant and The Gnome with guest adventurer Tom Fallwell as we discuss the factors that shape a villain...

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 015: Man’’s Innate Desire for Freedom - With CJ Perry

August 19, 2017

For many, freedom is an "unalienable right"! But what about those in the world for whom freedom is only a dream? Not only in modern times, but in historical as well. Join The Giant and The Gnome with guest adventurer CJ Perry as we discuss the instinctive desire for freedom that makes us all human.

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 014: Fantasy Exits Outside Medieval Europe - With Daniel Oleson

August 19, 2017

The vast majority of fantasy novels take place in a sort of British, French, Germanic, or Norse setting. But life has existed OUTSIDE Europe for thousands of years--time to tap into that to write breathtaking new and original stories!

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 013: Leadership and its Role in Fantasy - With Josh Rutherford

August 19, 2017

Criminals running a crew, detectives leading a police raid, kings defending their nation. What do they all have in common? The ability to lead!
Join The Giant and The Gnome with guest adventurer Josh Rutherford as we discuss the MANY ways leadership subtly becomes one of the most common themes in fantasy...

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 012: Using Diversity to Enrich Fantasy - With Nicholas Eames

August 19, 2017

So many medieval-era fantasy worlds revolve around male, Caucasian, Christian-esque, and heterosexual characters. Join The Giant and The Gnome with guest adventurer Nicholas Eames as we discuss why adding sexual, racial, gender, and religious diversity into fantasy can significantly enrich the stories...

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 011: Turning Disability into Ability - With Alycia Christine

August 19, 2017

Disabilities come in all shapes and sizes: PTSD, paralyzing grief or heartbreak, physical limitations, psychological disorders, depression, OCD--the list goes on. But it's possible to learn to not only live with these disabilities but actually use them to help propel you forward! Join The Giant and The Gnome with guest adventurer Alycia Christine Sears as we discuss turning disabilities into abilities...

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 009: The God/s Factor - With Brandon Barr

August 5, 2017

Religion: it's so important to more than 5 BILLION people around the world. The religions introduced in fantasy can enrich the lives of those who read it, but in a way that is subtler and easier to receive than a sermon or lecture. Join The Giant and The Gnome with guest adventurer Brandon Barr as we discuss the God/s Factor of fantasy...

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