Podcast Episodes – The Skiffy and Fanty Show

Podcast Episodes – The Skiffy and Fanty Show

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A bunch of scifi dorks giving in to the temptations of nerdtopia while riding a unicorn rocket ship to the moon…
Signal Boost #9: Sarah Dodd (Samovar) and Rod Faulkner (The 7th Matrix)
Jun 20
In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Sarah Dodd, co-editor of Samovar Magazine, joins Jen to talk about what Samovar is, the challenge of finding non-English speculative fiction, and the importance of their collaborations in bringing a translated spec-fic…
#59. Alien: Covenant (2017) w/ Jeannette Ng — A Shoot the WISB Subcast
Jun 19
Byron, Shelley, and Wagner, oh my! Shaun, David, and Jen, discuss Ridley Scott’s newest edition to the Alien universe, Alien: Covenant, with special guest, Jeannette Ng! The group travel deep into the weeds of the literary and theological references in…
Signal Boost #8: A Conversation about the Importance of Wonder Woman
Jun 15
In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Shaun and Jen discuss the importance of the new Wonder Woman film succeeding — both for the representation of women in front of and behind the silver screen. Don’t forget to wait for this week’s boosts at the end! We…
326. Joyce Chng (a.k.a. — Starfang: Rise of the Clan (An Interview)
Jun 12
Werewolves in space, Chinese-diaspora, and merchants, oh my! Joyce Chng joins Jen and Paul to discuss her Space Opera novella, Starfang: Rise of the Clan. We talk about the everything from how Joyce was influenced by Singapore’s maritime traditions, to…
Signal Boost #7: Ashlee Blackwell (Graveyard Shift Sisters) and Carrie Patel (Pillars of Eternity/Recolleta Series)
Jun 6
In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Ashlee Blackwell, founder and editor of Graveyard Shift Sisters, joins Shaun to talk about the goal of her website, #FridayNightHorror, and some recommendations for essential Black horror films. Then Paul is joined by…
325. Queen of the Damned (2002) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure” w/ Megan O’Keefe
Jun 1
Scientology theories, nipple jackets, and, oh my god, is that Shaun singing?! This month, we honestly don’t know how to describe the bizarre twists and turns the conversation takes as Megan O’Keefe joins Shaun, Paul, and Jen to discuss the fairly maligned…
Reading Rangers #1: Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold
May 25
Butterfly in the sky! I can go twice as high! I can’t sing, so just listen to the theme song… but every time it says Rainbow… think Rangers… Yes, we really ARE that nerdy! Reading Rangers is our new, bi-monthly (for now) episode series in which we pick a…
Signal Boost #6: Sophia Chester (Cosmic Callisto Caprica/Rocket Romance) and Heather Rose Jones (Alpennia Series/Lesbian Historic Motif Project)
May 23
In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Sophia Chester, author of Cosmic Callisto Caprica & The Missing Rings of Saturn and the Rocket Romance novellas, joins us to talk about how her books tackle the civil rights era IN SPACE!!! Then Heather Rose Jones,…
Signal Boost #5: A Conversation about CoGeeko Ergo Sum
May 16
In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Shaun and Jen have a conversation about their earliest memories of geekdom and how they came into their love of SFF from very different directions. In addition, they both have their mini-boosts for the week! Shaun…
#58. Night Watch (2004) w/ Juan Sanmiguel — A Shoot the WISB Subcast
May 15
Gloom travels, Shadowrun, and post-soviet-collapse Russia, oh my! Shaun, Jen, and Paul, discuss the Russian urban fantasy blockbuster film, Night Watch, with special guest, Juan Sanmiguel! The group discuss American audience prejudice against foreign…
Signal Boost #4: Gideon Marcus (GalacticJourney.org) and Andrew Barton (Tailings of the Golden Age)
May 9
In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Gideon Marcus, founder and primary writer of Galactic Journey, joins Jen to tell us about the Traveler’s Galactic Journey to 55 years ago. Then Andrew Barton, science fiction writer from beyond the Wall, joins Jen to…
324. Inclusivity in Fairy Tales — A Discussion w/ Sara Cleto, Brittany Warman, and Shveta Thakrar
May 8
Beastly brides, universal motifs, and complicating narratives, oh my! Sara Cleto, Brittany Warman, and Shveta Thakrar join Julia and Mike (who dusts off his M.A. in Folklore Studies) to discuss inclusivity in fairy tales, specifically the conversations in…
Signal Boost #3: A Conversation about Marvel’s Nazi Problem
May 2
In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Shaun and Jen introduce their whole new format: Conversations! Today, we discuss Marvel’s Nazi Problem: how Marvel has betrayed the character of Captain America, how upsetting this is in today’s political climate, and…
323. Betsy Dornbusch (a.k.a. The God Sword) — Enemy (An Interview)
May 1
Magnetic shoulders, god wars, and reminders, oh my! Betsy Dornbusch joins Jen and Trish to discuss the final book in her Seven Eyes trilogy, Enemy. We discuss how to keep track of all the threads in a trilogy, how powers come with a price, exploring the…
322. Babylon A.D. (2008) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure” w/ DongWon Song
Apr 27
Baby taxis, french insults, and white messiahs, oh my! This month, in the most french episode we’ve ever had, Alex, Julia, David, and special guest, DongWon Song, review the problem-plagued film, Babylon AD. We’re pretty sure that this episode of Torture…
Signal Boost #2: Feliza Casano (GirlsinCapes.com) and Sarah Gailey (River of Teeth)
Apr 25
In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Feliza Casano, founder and editor of GirlsinCapes.com, joins Jen to discuss her website and how it explores gender, race, and sexuality in geek culture with articles on topics such as comics, tv & film, anime, and more.…
321. The Immigrant Experience in SFF w/ Sabrina Vourvoulias, Rose Lemberg, and Bogi Takács
Apr 20
Immigrating, changing priorities, and translating, oh my! Sabrina Vourvoulias, Rose Lemberg and Bogi Takács join Julia in this two-part discussion episode about their personal experiences as immigrants to the United States and how that experience has…
#57. Get Out (2017) w/ Faridah Gbadamosi and Andrew Hackley — A Shoot the WISB Subcast
Apr 17
White liberals, hypnotism, and.. Actually, that’s a huge spoiler so we probably shouldn’t say anything… Oh my! David, Trish, and Mike discuss Jordan Peele’s groundbreaking horror film, Get Out, with guests Faridah Gbadamosi and Andrew Hackley. The team…
#56. Babylon 5 (Season 2; Episodes 19-22) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast
Apr 13
Psychic superspies, war mongering, and shadows, oh my! We finish the second season of Babylon 5 with a bang, tackling the excitement of episodes 19 through 22! From actors leaving the show to the terrible consequences of the Narn / Centauri war to new…
Signal Boost #1: George Sandison (2084) and Alexandra Pierce (Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia Butler)
Apr 10
Welcome to the first edition of Signal Boost, a twice a month edition of the Skiffy and Fanty Show where we use our platform to promote books, anthologies, comic books, short films, zines, blogs, podcasts, artists, and whatever other cool stuff we think…
320. Alex Wells/Acks (a.k.a. Social Justice Biker Witch) — Hunger Makes the Wolf (An Interview)
Apr 5
Bikers, hardpan, and train robberies, oh my! Our very own Alex Wells/Acks joins Jen and Paul to talk about their new book Hunger Makes the Wolf, recently published by Angry Robot Books. We cover everything from adapting short stories into novels to…
319. The Core (2003) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure”
Mar 31
Magical geodes, giant tumors, and drill-dos, oh my! This month in a hilarious edition of Torture Cinema we visit the 2003 scientific masterpiece, The Core, which was chosen by our completely unbiased listeners with absolutely no help from certain members…
318. Catherine Lundoff (a.k.a. The Fantastic Wolf) — An Interview (Out of This World)
Mar 28
Shakespeare, queer noir, and vampire yaoi, oh my! Catherine Lundoff joins Jen and Paul to talk about her new collection of short stories, Out of this World: Queer Speculative Fiction Stories, which is also the first release from her new independent…
#55. Attack the Block (2011) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast w/ Tiara W.
Mar 20
Aliens dog monsters, inner city shenanigans, and John Boyega, oh my! Our theme of inclusivity continues with this special episode of Shoot the WISB. Jen, David, Alex, and special guest star Tiara W. join forces to discuss 2011’s exceptional alien invasion…
317. Disability in SF/F — A Discussion w/ Sarah Chorn and Elsa Sjunneson-Henry
Mar 14
Literary errors, representation, and disability, oh my! Sarah Chorn and Elsa Sjunneson-Henry join Shaun and Jen for an intense discussion about disability in the sf/f community. We tackle representations of disability in film and literature, the…
#54. Babylon 5 (Season 2; Episodes 13-18) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast
Feb 27
Vorlons, Minbari deceptions, and space plagues, oh my! Our re-watch of Babylon 5 continues wit episodes 13 through 18 from Season 2! Things are starting to get properly heated up, which means more political intrigue, new character details, and just a…
316. Fantastic Four (2005) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure”
Feb 24
Stretchy weirdos, grumpy CEOs, and clobberin’, oh my! Torture Cinema returns with a special Marvel-icious edition, as selected by our listeners and co-starring none other than veteran Torture Goblin, Michael J. Martinez. We turn our sights to the infamous…
315. Foz Meadows (a.k.a. The Portalist) — An Accident of Stars (An Interview)
Feb 17
Portal worlds, schoolyard bullies, and magic, oh my! In our second interview for the year, Shaun and Paul talk to Foz Meadows about their debut novel, An Accident of Stars. We explore the novel’s central premise, its feminist message, and so much more! We…
314. Djibril al-Ayad (a.k.a. The Editor on Fire) — Problem Daughters (An Interview)
Feb 4
Intersectional feminism, problem voices, and FIRE, oh my! In our first interview of they year, we talk to Djibril al-Ayad about the latest anthology from The Future Fire: Problem Daughters (an anthology of science fiction & fantasy from the fringes of…
313. Looking Back, Moving Forward: Anticipating 2017
Jan 25
Dumpster fires, staying positive, and congratulations, oh my! Here at the Skiffy and Fanty Show, we know that 2016 was not the most joyous of years for our planet. But we also believe that from that fire, a phoenix can rise and see it as a call for even…
#53. Arrival (2016) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast
Dec 31, 2016
Linguistics, Heptapods, and time, oh my! In our final episode of 2016, the crew discusses the newest Denis Villeneuve film, Arrival. We hope you enjoy the episode! Note: If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or…
312. Max Gladstone (a.k.a. The Soul Banker) — Four Roads Cross (An Interview)
Dec 30, 2016
Souls of Gods leveraged into debt, oh my! In our last CONvergence episode, Max Gladstone joins Paul and Shaun to discuss the Craft Sequence, the work of Roger Zelazny, and much more We hope you enjoy the episode! Note: If you have iTunes and like this…
311. Melissa F Olson (a.k.a. The Shade Stalker) — Nightshades (An Interview)
Dec 29, 2016
Vampires, Urban Fantasy and Buffy oh my! Melissa F Olson joins Paul and Shaun at Convergence to talk about her entry into fandom, her Urban Fantasy, her new work from Tor, and more. We hope you enjoy the episode! Note: If you have iTunes and like this…
310. The Haunting (1999) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure”
Dec 28, 2016
Creepy statue babies, bad psychology, and evil old dudes, oh my! In this special edition of Torture Cinema, the crew punishes themselves by watching 1999’s sleeperfest, The Haunting. You voted for it, so we watched it! We hope you enjoy the episode! Note:…
309. Michael Lee (a.k.a. The Showrunner) — An Interview
Dec 27, 2016
Finland, conventioning, and fandom, oh my! In our latest episode, Michael Lee joins Paul and Shaun at CONvergence to discuss how he got into fandom, how he worked himself into conventions, and of course, the forthcoming Worldcon 75! We hope you enjoy the…
308. Scott Pearson (a.k.a. The Starfleet Officer) — An Interview
Dec 26, 2016
Star Trek, conventions, and fandom, oh my! Scott Pearson joined us live at CONvergence to talk about the joys of fandom and the more recent prevalence of geek properties in media. We hope you enjoy the episode! Note: If you have iTunes and like this show,…
#52. Rogue One (2016) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast
Dec 25, 2016
Rebels, galactic empires, and star wars, oh my! In this very special Christmas episode of the show, we review the newest addition to the Star Wars universe: Gareth Edward’s Rogue One. We explore the film’s themes, its contributions to the universe, some…
307. Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure (2011) — A Torture Cinema Holiday Special “Adventure”
Dec 24, 2016
Slobbering dogs, candy canes, and winter shenanigans, oh my! In this very special holiday edition of Torture Cinema, Jen, Paul, Julia, and Alex put their animal love to the test with Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure (2011). Happy holidays, everyone! We…
306. Aeon Flux (2005) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure”
Dec 23, 2016
Weird genetics, floating sperm banks, and face kicks, oh my! In our latest Torture Cinema episode, the crew tackles the infamous 2005 adaptation of Aeon Flux. Needless to say, we had a bit of fun with this one! We hope you enjoy the episode! Note: If you…
305. Chrysoula Tzavelas (a.k.a. The Genre Blender) — Citadel of the Sky (An Interview)
Dec 22, 2016
AIs, genre blenders, and magic machines, oh my! In our 305th episode, Chrysoula Tzavelas talks to Paul and Shaun at Convergence. We talk about her fandoms, how she mixes science fiction and fantasy, and much more. We hope you enjoy the episode! Note: If…
304. Scott Lynch and Elizabeth Bear (a.k.a. The Rakish Rogue and the Sky Marshall) — An Interview
Dec 21, 2016
Saturday morning cartoons, hornswoggling teachers, and guys named Trevor, oh my! Scott Lynch and Elizabeth Bear joined us live at CONvergence to discuss what started them on the road to becoming fans of science fiction and fantasy and the fact that…
303. Patrick Tomlinson (a.k.a. The Stand Up) — Trident’s Forge (An Interview)
Dec 20, 2016
Alien planets, comedy, and cheeseheads oh my! In our 303rd episode, Patrick Tomlinson joins Paul and Shaun at Convergence to talk about his stand-up, his Ark series, and much more. We hope you enjoy the episode! (Note: If you have iTunes and like this…
302. Paul Cornell (a.k.a. The Cricket Whisperer) — Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? (An Interview)
Dec 19, 2016
Ghosts, witches, and doctors, oh my! The multi-talented, and exceedingly productive, Paul Cornell joins us live at CONvergence to talk about his latest projects, including Who Killed Sherlock Holmes?, The Lost Child of Lychford, his forthcoming…