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The Raconteur Roundtable

The Raconteur Roundtable


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In-depth, intimate interviews with some of the best storytellers alive today.

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Double the Charity Fanzines, Double the Fun In the discussion, Sophie Iles speaks about her upcoming Ian and Barbara-themed zine Mild Curiosities, which supports Breast Cancer Now. James and Ben pick her brain about what she'd... more

Josh Reyonds returns to the show to discuss his recent novel Fabius Bile: Clonelord and plans for the series, Lukas the Trickster, and surprise him with the fact he'll be attending Black Library Live 2018. In addition to that, James... more

In a extra-length discussion, Kara Dennison joins Ben & James to discuss live-action (and generally American) anime adaptions. Why is Ghost in the Shell a remake and a sequel? Why were any of the Avatar: The Last Airbender choices... more

In the first part of a longer discussion, Josh Reynolds joins the gang to discuss The Royal Occultist in-depth. From the setting, to the characters, to his approach and research. We also cover the writing life, with a frank discussion of what... more

David Annandale joins MH and James to discuss his his career, Warhammer novels, writing for Black Library. They discuss his Cryptid Clash! novella Thunder of Madness at length, and surprise David with the news he won #2 Best... more

Kara Dennison joins the gang for a delightful discussion of her Doctor Who fiction, her light novel paranormal romance series Owl's Flower, the Arthurian Legends (much to James' delight), anime & her Crunchyroll reporting (much to Ben's... more

R. Alan Siler, editor at kOZMIC Press, joins the gang to discuss his new Doctor Who charity anthology Children of Time (which everyone contributed to). We discuss the charity (Furkids, one of the largest no-kill shelters), the contributors,... more

Jon Black speaks about his brand new Arthurian novel, Bel Nemeton, and his time as a Benjamin Franklin impersonator. Also a discussion of his Preditor and Editors 2017 award-winning novella, "Gabriel's Trumpet." You can find Bel... more

Louise Jameson discusses Gallifrey, ATA Girl, Big Finish Productions, Omega Factor, and Doctor Who. We touch on Vincent River, as well. Lou is a wonderful writer, and an engaging guest. This is one of our favorite interviews yet. The... more

MH sounds a little choked up during that intro. But soon all is well as James and Ben, inspired by the interview, discuss how you can invest your reader in unlikeable protagonists. Just because they're unlikeable doesn't mean your... more