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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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Alisa Stern joins the gang to discuss her wonderful series, Doctor Puppet. Get ready for the a whole lot of geeking about animation and puppets! You'll learn all about the practical side of stop-motion animation, and things people looking to... more

Ginger Hoesly joins MH and James to discuss her charity zine The Hybrid, which supports the One to One Children's Fund. It's all about the 12th Doctor and Clara Oswald. They of course make time to discuss the other two most important... more

In one of our favorite and most charming interviews to date, Elizabeth Evershed speaks about her writing career (including her commitment to writing full time), and her first step into editing with Stranger Tales of the City. We have a... more

Abby's YouTube Description reads "funny and informative videos about how I live my life as a person with only 5 fingers!" We take this chance to dive deeper into that life with five fingers, looking at her journey with YouTube, her... more

J Patrick Allen joins the show to discuss his next Dead West novel, Dead West: Hallows of Decay. We discuss research, mythology, westerns, and 1870s cocktail culture. Mixology and mythology, as it were. As well as some of his other... more

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