Pete and Connor are exploring the universe of science fiction together. We hope you'll join them! Check us out on Patreon.com/PodsidePicnic for premium content.
The most dangerous woman in speculative fiction, Raquel S. Benedict, returns to talk about Censor (2021). Join us as we talk about the Video Nasties period this film is set in, the ongoing debate on protecting people from "harmful" media, and how sometimes you just don't get a happy ending no matter how much you try.
Trevor Strunk drops by Graveside to talk about horror games. Find out why games are able to elicit more visceral scares and why you should always bet on Valentine. . . Jill Valentine. Check out Story Mode: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09CG9M9WN/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
Graveside Picnic's graced by Tai Black and Karella who discuss the underrated 1988 classic, Pumpkinhead. Warning: if your backwoods holler magic gives you a Pumpkinhead that lasts more than 4 hours, please consult your local bog witch.
Tai Black visits the Graveside to pay his respects, and chats about Norman Partridge's Stoker-winning novella Dark Harvest. It's Halloween, 1963, somewhere in the American Midwest and if you can beat ol' Sawtooth Jack you can pull your family out of debt, no strings attached. . . or are there? Read Dark Harvest: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780765319111
Graveside Picnic welcomes Chris Burke, who discusses Robert W. Chambers' classic story, The Repairer of Reputations. Can a work of art be contagious? How exactly is our hero, Hildred Castaigne to the royal lineage of the far-off Hyades? And lastly - just how luxurious are the interiors of the Lethal Chambers?
Welcome to our first Graveside Picnic episode, where sometimes our guests. . . come back. This time, Emma Berquist returns to talk about John Carpenter's absolute classic, The Thing. Come for the isolation, deadly cold, and paranoia - stay for the body horror!
Kurt returns to talk about the alleged "worst story ever written", The Eye of Argon. We read some of it and discuss the history as it's known of the story and its author. Read The Eye of Argon: https://ansible.uk/misc/eyeargon.html Watch Korgoth of Barbaria (playlist): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJi9zZqbJoY&list=PL_l6nUy0fLNaXn00Q8Gxf0TJceULBfO1a
Aaron and Carlee of Hit Factory podcast return to talk about Street Fighter (1994). What's up with the World Warriors? Why is it so important to have a food court that will bring all the best franchises? How is M. Bison's HR Team so damn good at hiring such a diverse collection of minions, lackeys and henchmen? Listen to Hit Factory: Patreon.com/hitfactorypod
Kurt and Chris return to discuss the short fiction story, Cup and Table by Tim Pratt. Read the story first, since we spoil it! Read Cup and Table: https://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/cup-and-table/ Check out Parents Just Don't Understand: https://soundcloud.com/parentspodcast Read Blood Knife: https://bloodknife.com/
Welcome to Podside Radio. You spoke, and we listened! Kurt and Chris from Parents Just Don't Understand podcast return to talk about some of the Science Fiction and Fantasy concept albums suggested to us. Enjoy! Listen to Podside Radio's Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4sTYzc8S6IRlpab6gay7As
Narration of "How Juan Bobo Got to los Nueba Yores", part of the Speculative Fiction for Dreamers: A Latinx Anthology from Ohio State University Press. Order Speculative Fiction for Dreamers: https://ohiostatepress.org/books/titles/9780814257982.html
Tiffany Meuret returns to discuss one of the most awards-nominated stories of 2012, The Cartographer Wasps and Anarchist Bees by E. Lily Yu. We chat about how this rather short story manages to have a lot to say about colonization and imperialism, and whether wasps who sing sea shanties are sci-fi or not. Read the story: https://clarkesworldmagazine.com/yu_04_11/ Check out Tiffany's work: https://tiffanymeuret.com/
Kurt and Chris of Parents Just Don't Understand podcast return to talk about the 1985 fantasy film, Ladyhawke. We chat a bit about the romance elements in the film, how Phillipe the Mouse's struggles with his faith make the film, and agree that the Bishop is a bad, bad man. Check out PJDU podcast: https://soundcloud.com/parentspodcast Read Blood Knife: https://bloodknife.com/
Karlo and The Podhand's Mattie Lewis discuss two of Angela Carter's retellings of Beauty and the Beast, "The Courtship of Mr. Lyon" and the much darker and sexier, "The Tiger's Bride" Check Out Mattie's writing: https://www.fairytalemagazine.com/2019/04/wolfskin-by-matilda-lewis.html#.YSRKXIhKjZQ Check Out The Podhand: https://thepodhand.podbean.com/e/01-the-prototype/
Karlo chats with Lincoln Michel about his upcoming novel, The Body Scout. We talk a bit about cyberpunk and punk-punk as an influence on this future noir as well as the challenges of writing a science fiction novel. Pre-order The Body Scout (if not at your local indie bookstore): https://bookshop.org/books/the-body-scout/9780316628723
JT Greathouse returns to chat with Karlo about the quest of ye olde King Arthur's fail-nephew, Garwin. Spoiler alert: plot is overrated; only vibes are allowed Check out Jeremy's book: https://www.amazon.com/Hand-Sun-King-Book-Pattern-ebook/dp/B08KSX6T1P Jeremy's website: https://jtgreathouse.wordpress.com/
What's best in life? Can we squeeze "listening to Pete, Karlo and Emma Bowers talk Conan" between "Crush your enemies" and "hear the lamentations of their women?" Watch Emma's great video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFn7yKbylNY
Karlo is joined by Aaron from The Hit Factory to talk about the second Lord of the Rings films. We discuss the many moving parts of the film and Peter Jackson's weird fixations regarding orcs, but sadly never figure out which two towers the movie's talking about.
Pete and Karlo are joined by Aaron and Carlee of The Hit Factory Podcast to talk about Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring. We discuss the staying power of the film, but stay tuned for which other directors would be the best (or worst) for these films!
Podside's first book club! Listen in to our Discord community's discussions of Seth Dickinson's 2015 novel, The Traitor Baru Cormorant. Podside Book Club will take a brief hiatus and return in September to discuss Walter John Williams' Metropolitan. Join us then!
Pete and Karlo are joined by Kurt Schiller and Chris Woodward of Parents Just Don't Understand Podcast to talk about Excalibur (1981). We discuss how this film feels like a new adaptation of the source material, which may be a dream to some. . . a nightmare to others!
Did you know Pete has a Doctorate in Barbara Hambly Studies? Well, he does, and he brings all his knowledge to bear in this discussion of the author's 1985 novel, Dragonsbane. Get the book: https://www.amazon.com/Dragonsbane-Winterlands-Book-Barbara-Hambly-ebook/dp/B004TC149G/ref=sr_1_1?
Podside's first book club! Listen in to our Discord community's discussions of Seth Dickinson's 2015 novel, The Traitor Baru Cormorant. Join us for our next discussions: Chapters 21-25 for discussion/recording 5/22/21 Chapters 26-30 (+ epilogues) for discussion/recording 6/8/21 We'll be starting discussions on the listed dates at 9 PM EST so read along and join us next time! Get the book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780765380739 We'll be starting discussions on the listed dates at 8 PM EST so read along and join us next time! Get the book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780765380739
Pete and Karlo are joined by Paul Walker-Emig of Utopian Horizons podcast to talk about 1987's The Running Man. Learn the differences between the book (one of the Bachman Books). Welcome to the 80s, baby and most important -- get ready to run! Back Paul's new book, Object Oriented: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/objectoriented/object-oriented Check out Utopian Horizons: https://www.patreon.com/utopianhorizons
Pete and Karlo are joined by Kurt Schiller and Chris Woodward of Parents Just Don't Understand podcast to talk about the Hugo Award-winning novella, The Little Goddess by Ian McDonald. Spoiler alert: we all loved it despite some of its flaws and had a fruitful discussion about some of its themes, its prose and of course how best to cancel poor Ian today (not really).
We sat down with Michael Lichand of @fmanalists and @that2ep fame to discuss a Sci-Fi classic by Montiero Lobato, a celebrated children's author in Brazil. It's....its safe to say that it did NOT go as expected, but it was a lively and interesting discussion.