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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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Aztecs! Mesoamerican gods! Doctor Who! Lawrence Burton joins James, Tina, and Will to discuss his Faction Paradox novel Against Nature, his paintings, working with Obverse Books, and his interest in Mesoamerican culture. An... more

Joseph Lidster joins James, M.H., and Will to discuss his The Sarah Jane Adventures serials, his work on the Doctor Who Experience (particuarly writing that speech for Lalla Ward's Romana), writing the Doctor Who Skype bot and... more

William Meikle joins the gang to talk about his Cryptid Clash! novella, The Mouth of the Ness, which features all the finest Viking vs. Loch Ness Monster vs. Kraken action you could demand. Then his new James Bond novella, Into the Green,... more

FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY - We've taken a chance to revise the schedule, and new episodes will be out every Friday! Ben celebrates in the most appropriate way. Join us this coming Friday to hear from master storyteller William Meikle.

Fraser Coull, award-winning indie filmmaker, joins M.H. and James to discuss his series Cops and Monsters. They cover everything from indie filmmaking in general to Cops and Monsters' conception, to on-set anecdotes, to the trials and... more

Scott Handcock joins the gang to discuss his work at length, particularly his writing and direction on Circero, Gallifrey, The War Master, the Doctor Who story "World Apart," and Big Finish Productions' adaption of Hamlet. Settle in and... more

The Eisner Award-nominated co-creator of Atomic Robo, Brian Clevinger, joins James and Ben to talk about the series. They cover everything from the series' conception, Brian and Scott Wegener's craft and writing philosophy, comic... more

After technical issues forced them into hiding for a week, James, MH, and Ben are back with another episode of The Raconteur Roundtable! Tina joins James and MH to discuss the first 2/3rds of the second Doctor era, from Ben... more

MH and James discuss Doctor Who's series 10 thus far, from "The Pilot" through to "Extremis." What's the verdict? Is it good? Is it worth your time? The two wrestle with pacing, the time alloted to television drama, the storytelling craft,... more

John Thorne, noted Twin Peaks scholar, and Micah S Harris join James to discuss Twin Peaks: The Return! Get your Garmonbozia here! This is, pardon our language, a Damn Fine discussion with noted Twin Peaks scholar, John Thorne,... more