I’m on Drinking With Authors

At Pensacon, I met some of the folks involved with Drinking With Authors, a podcast that interviews authors while both interviewers and interviewees sip a fine adult beverage. While drinking a bottle of the Her Name is Rioja, the bottle I and my friends helped make, I talked about life, the universe, and everything with hosts Erica Lance and Valerie Willis for the latest episode of the podcast. Check it out!

talkin’ Star Trek: Voyager on The Sci-Fi Diner Podcast

The fine folks at The Sci-Fi Diner Podcast have been going through the Star Trek pilots, and in episode #397, they’re covering Voyager‘s “Caretaker.” Since I’m doing a rewatch of the show over on Tor.com, hosts Scott Hertzog, Miles McLaughlin, and Dave Sellers invited me to join them gabbing about Voyager in general and “Caretaker” in particular.

Check it out!

I’m on Eating the Fantastic with Scott Edelman!


Scott Edelman has a wonderful podcast called Eating the Fantastic, for which he takes a genre author out for a meal and interviews them while they eat. The latest episode is now up, and it features me! Scott stole me away from Farpoint 2020 last weekend and took me to the Iron Rooster in Hunt Valley for a yummy brunch — I had sausage gravy, biscuits, and grits, he had chicken and waffles — and a talk about Marvel Comics, childhood influences, Byron Preiss, Stan Lee, the weird-ass way I got my first novel contract, tie-ins, crowdfunding, and tons more. It was an excellent meal and a great interview, and you should check it out!

talkin’ A Singular Destiny on Literary Treks


I’m back on Literary Treks on Trek.fm, in episode 293 talking with hosts Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson about my 2009 novel A Singular Destiny. It’s a very wide-ranging discussion and it doesn’t even get through everything we could have — I barely mentioned the Klingons and the S.C.E. But we talked a lot about the structure of the book, it’s genesis and production, how I’m always cleaning up Dave Mack’s messes (and that’s just our pub crawls), and President Bacco and Sonek Pran and the rest.

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talkin’ Bruce Springsteen with Set Lusting Bruce


The Set Lusting Bruce podcast, hosted by Jesse Jackson, is a podcast about All Things Springsteen, and the latest episode is an interview with me! Check out me talking about my lifelong love of Bruce Springsteen, some of the great live shows I’ve seen, and why “Cadillac Ranch” makes me think of my late grandfather, plus lots more.

talkin’ season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery on The Next Trek Podcast


The fine folks at The Next Trek Podcast had me on for their second-season overview of Star Trek: Discovery. I covered the good (Anson Mount, Ethan Peck, Sonja Sohn), the bad (an incomplete pass on the Culber-Stamets drama), and the ugly (the obvious disconnect between the visions of two sets of showrunners) of the show’s sophomore season alongside hosts Kate B., Chris Farrell, and Tyler Howat. You can listen at this link. The show is also on iTunes.