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Finer Points TriviaCast is a bi-weekly podcast that brings celebrities and notable names together to play a fun and insightful quiz game that inspires great conversation and hilarious stories from our all of our amazing guests. "The questions are real, the points are fake, and we're just here for the conversation." Future Guests include: Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings, Lost, The Friendship Onion), Robert Duncan McNeill (Star Trek: Voyager, Resident Alien, The Delta Flyers), Joseph Marce ...
 
Tales From the Bridge is a bi-weekly Science Fiction podcast. Join Tristan, Marty, Kevin, and Sam as they sit down with your favorite science fiction authors and filmmakers. We also discuss the best in sci-fi from books and graphic novels - to television and film. We cover cutting-edge concepts on our news segment; Science Fiction-Science Fact and throw in a bit of trivia for fun. Apple Podcasts; https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818 Find ...
 
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Chris Gebhardt from nasaspaceflight.com stopped by to talk about rockets and space! Chris lets us know about programs to get excited for, he tells us about his introduction to rockets at a very young age, and his love of Star Trek and some other great science fiction shows. Visit nasaspaceflight.com for all your rocket news. Subscribe to their YouT…
 
Join Ryan and Tristan as they test each other's minimal trivia skills and wrap up season one of Finer Points TriviaCast. Season Two is in the works! More celebrity guests, more trivia, more fun! Be sure to follow or subscribe to the show to know when new episodes and the new season arrive. Finer Points TriviaCast is a bi-weekly podcast that brings …
 
Kevin and Marty have a great talk with Robert J. Sawyer about his past novels and his newer projects, such as his soon to be released Audible book, The Downloaded. Rob shares his thoughts on big ideas like consciousness and the possibility of god and simulations. Check out Robert's website: sfwriter.com Follow him on Twitter here. You can always fi…
 
In this episode we start things off by talking about odd shaped air crafts, and then move on to critic some recent big film releases. And of course, we battle out our differences with a discussion of one of Iain M. Banks' most accessible novels, The Player of Games. You can always find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts or our website, yo…
 
Actor Bernardo Badillo joins us this week to play some trivia and chat about his past work and his latest supporting role alongside Aubrey Plaza in the new film, Emily the Criminal. Follow Bernardo on Instagram. Check out Bernardo's IMDB. Finer Points TriviaCast is a bi-weekly podcast that brings celebrities and notable names together to play a fun…
 
Join us as we chat with comic book artist and author, MariNaomi. Mari tells us about her early exposure to science fiction, her passion for sharing stories, and creating databases for underrepresented artists. Check out MariNaomi's linktree here. Follow them on Twitter here. You can always find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts or our we…
 
Chris and Myron from Board Game Chats join us for a trivia game that brings on some interesting facts and stories that may or may not be useful. Listen to Board Game Chats here: boardgamechats.com Check out Chris' T-Shirt printing company here: geekygoodies.com Finer Points TriviaCast is a bi-weekly podcast that brings celebrities and notable names…
 
In this episode, we look at the astronaut job market, a fascist takeover of the moon, Chris Hadfield's mustache, and the latest from Star Wars. This month we read Pierce Brown's, Red Rising and have a full review for you. As always, thank you to all our listeners. We appreciate you very much and we will continue to bring great conversations and con…
 
In this episode Joseph Marcell (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, King Lear), and David Menkin (Star Wars Lego: The Skywalker Saga, A Hologram for the King), join us from London, Uk. With questions tailored to our guests, this pop quiz reveals some genuine insights and amusing stories from both Joseph and David. Finer Points TriviaCast is a bi-weekly podcas…
 
Join us as we chat with writer, comedian and veteran podcaster, Chris Mancini. Chris tells us about writing graphic novels, making movies and we even get some classic science fiction book recommendations. Visit White Cat Entertainment for signed copies of Chris' books and be sure to check out the many podcasts he has been a part of like What Are Yo…
 
In this episode the wonderful Chris Mancini goes up against retired school teacher Gord Horton in a fun quiz game that has us all laughing throughout. Finer Points TriviaCast is a bi-weekly podcast that brings celebrities and notable names together to play a fun and insightful quiz game that inspires great conversation and hilarious stories from ou…
 
Join us as we sit down with award winning author, Charles Stross. We discuss his books and his creative writing process. Charlie tells us about the different directions he is taking with his latest works, and we make time to get some interesting political insights. Check Charlie's website for books and his blog: https://www.antipope.org For the lat…
 
Did you know that there would be no Star Trek without Lucille Ball? Join us as we talk with Robbie and super fan challenger, Stephen Fay as we play a fun and insightful game of trivia that is sure to entertain Star Trek fans and trivia geeks alike. Finer Points TriviaCast is a bi-weekly podcast that brings celebrities and notable names together to …
 
We start things off with some interesting science news and developments, then chat a little about some shows we've been watching like Outer Range, Love, Death and Robots and Star Wars Visions. We find out about what we all thought of the J.S. Dewes novel, The Last Watch. And we end things off with some science fiction author trivia. Thank you to al…
 
Matt and James from Monster Party Podcast join us to test their classic film / pop culture knowledge. We talk about Universal Monsters, George Pal's The Time Machine, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Lucky Charms and The Leprechauns. We learn that James hates the new Dune film, Matt hates Hook, but we all love the original Planet of the Apes - so w…
 
In this episode Kevin tells us about his amazing journey of writing Clockwork Destiny, the third book in the trilogy that Kevin wrote with friend and legendary drummer, Neil Peart of Rush. We go deep down the Dune rabbit hole and get some fantastic stories about how Kevin and Brian Herbert approach their writing. Kevin tells us about writing for ot…
 
Welcome to our first episode of Finer Points TriviaCast with guest Dominic Monaghan. In this episode Dom goes head to head in an extremely low stakes quiz game against Marty, from Tales from the Bridge Podcast, that covers music, science, psychedelics, Paul McCartney impressions and much more. We talk about Star Wars, Radiohead, Spiderman, Fight Cl…
 
It's time to look back at our first year of the show! Firstly, thank you to all our listeners. We appreciate you very much and we will continue to bring great conversations and content to the world of science fiction. Secondly, we want to thank all the amazing guests we've had on the show. So many talented folks have joined us and we're happy to sh…
 
Andrew Liptak tells us about his new book Cosplay: A History. We geek out and talk about comic conventions, 3D printers, inclusion, fan culture and being the bad guy. Are you into cosplay? Let us know! You can always find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts or our website, you can also find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to see wha…
 
Science Content Alert! In this episode, Marty starts things off with some new scientific discoveries involving the Higgs Boson. We talk about some of the books we've been reading on the side. Spoiler... it's still Sci-Fi. Then we jump into a review of Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler. This is an important book that has gained new traction dur…
 
In this episode we chat with actor David Menkin. David has recently portrayed the legendary character of Luke Skywalker in the new video game, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. David tells us about filling some big boots, life in London, UK, and his experience working with some of the greatest talents in film such as Tom Hanks and Tom Tykwer. Fol…
 
In this episode, we sit down with legendary filmmaker, Phil Tippett. Phil has created special effects for the original Star Wars trilogy, Jurassic Park, Robocop, Starship Troopers, and more. We discuss his latest film Mad God and go deep down the rabbit hole of self, art, and art-damaged film. We also get some pretty great stories... like the time …
 
The week it's the Fantasy special you were secretly hoping for. We talk about our favorite fantasy novels and series. We explore sub-genres and the strong ties that Fantasy has to Sci-fi. In Sci-fi, the "fast than light drive" has a major impact on the story, and so too does the type of magic used in a Fantasy novel. So rest assured - we'll be talk…
 
In this episode, we review Semiosis by Sue Burke. Sue has written a fascinating duology that features a sentient plant on a far-flung planet who must contend with human colonists. On Science Fiction - Science Fact we wonder about the ISS falling from the sky. On Trivia, we find another reason to say 'Lagrange point' (it's fun, admit it), and a 2000…
 
In this episode, we sit down with acclaimed science fiction author John Scalzi. You may know him from the Old Man's War series, or his latest novel The Kaiju Preservation Society. Or you may even know him for having a six-neck guitar. We will cover it all in this wide-ranging chat, and we're excited to have him on the show. Be sure to check out Joh…
 
Have you ever hummed Darth Vader's Imperial March as your Mother-in-Law approached? In this episode, we go deep-geek with Erik Woods, host of the Cinematic Radio Podcast. We learn about your favourite soundtracks and get a peek behind the curtain at what goes into them. Make sure to check out the Cinematic Sound Radio Network and their slate of gre…
 
In this episode, we sit down with author, journalist, and translator, Sue Burke. She is well known for her acclaimed science fiction novels Semiosis (2018) and its sequel, Interference (2019). Sue is a Clarion workshop alumnus and has published over thirty short stories. We cover plenty of ground in our discussion; from alien plant-sentience to fem…
 
In this episode, we sit down with writer, storyteller, and podcaster Damien Walter. A graduate of the Clarion sci-fi writer’s workshop at UCSD, and host of the Science Fiction podcast. We talk about what science fiction has been, what it is becoming, and its greater impact on the high-ground of our global culture. We also discuss the myths propping…
 
In this episode, we review 2312 by renowned sci-fi author Kim Stanley Robinson. As always, we've got the latest science news on Science Fiction - Science Fact, where we consider a sun shield for Mars and moving to the Moon. We also give away a Death Star toaster in our trivia segment, so make sure to hang in until the end! Do you want to help out w…
 
In this episode, we sit down with best-selling author, Daniel H. Wilson to talk about our future robot overlords. We cover his writing process and advances in AI and robotic technology. With a Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, Daniel brings a level of probability to his angry robots that will leave you treating your Roomba with a l…
 
Are you into board games? We are living in a board game renaissance and as a result, the field has gotten pretty crowded. Join us as we sit down with a special guest, Ryan The Tabletop Guy. A walking board game-encyclopedia, Ryan shares his extensive knowledge, and we discover that there is much to learn. We cover a lot of ground in this episode an…
 
Join us as we sit down with sci-fi, urban fantasy, and horror author, Seanan McGuire. Not only is Seanan an award-winning writer, but she is also the owner of 3,000 My Little Ponies, the ex-owner of a tapeworm, and an advance scout for a hostile alien race of plant people. We promise that you will enjoy every course of this podcast meal. Make sure …
 
On this episode of TFTB, we review Ancestral Night by acclaimed science fiction and fantasy author Elizabeth Bear. Ancestral Night is a Space Opera in the new vein that covers psychology, politics, diversity, artificial intelligence, and still manages to include space pirates. It's quite a ride and we have plenty to talk about. In 'Science-Fiction,…
 
Join us as we sit down with the one and only Jim Al-Khalili as we discuss Earth's overdue magnetic pole switch, promising dark matter theories and concepts, his experience writing the science fiction novel, Sunfall, and much more. Jameel Sadik "Jim" Al-Khalili is a theoretical physicist, author, and broadcaster. He is also a professor of theoretica…
 
On this episode of TFTB, we sit down with acclaimed science fiction and fantasy author Elizabeth Bear. Elizabeth shares her thoughts on world-building and representation in sci-fi. We also look at government as technology and righting your mind. As a bonus, we also hear our favorite definition yet of what constitutes a space opera. It is all listen…
 
On this episode of TFTB, we sit down with science fiction author, scientist & transparency/internet security expert, David Brin. A fascinating conversation that will leave you just a little bit smarter and ready for your next Zoom dinner party. You can always find more episodes on our website, you can also find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Faceboo…
 
In this episode, we review The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin. On Science Fiction - Science Fact we look at mining in space and what it looks like to put regular people in orbit. We also announce our next book of the month (it's a good one) and test your Terminator knowledge. You can always find more episodes on our website, you can also find us on …
 
In this episode, we talk with author Greg Bear and discuss many things from his early involvement with the Halo franchise to pandemics in his science fiction novels. We also hear about his favourite TV shows and get some deep insight into his theistic experiences and opinions. For more Greg Bear visit gregbear.com You can always find more episodes …
 
On this episode of TFTB, we review Denis Villeneuve's Dune! It's okay... Just kidding, it's a cinematic feat, and our panel of Dune pundits takes you through it all. We cover the film, the books, and the strange dependence on swords in a universe filled with lasers. We also discover Tristan's animosity towards another sci-fi franchise that has us w…
 
On this episode of TFTB, we sit down with journalist, activist, and science fiction author Cory Doctorow. In this sprawling conversation, we cover techno-politics, good exposition, and the absurdity of watching Justin Trudeau marching with Greta Thunberg... against his own policies. For more, check out Cory's website and blog: at https://craphound.…
 
All of us at TFTB podcast attended FanExpo Canada recently and wanted to share our experience. From meeting William Shatner (twice?) to hosting three different panels with authors like Karl Schroeder and Peter Watts, we all had a lot to talk about. At one of our panels we had an open conversation with audience members and everyone had the chance to…
 
In this episode of TFTB, we review Shards of Earth, an ambitious new space opera from one of our favorite authors, Adrian Tchaikovsky. In Science Fiction - Science Fact, we meet the kind of AI robot that you can introduce to your Mom (and not worry about it enslaving her). We also discuss some of the other books that we're reading and dig into some…
 
On this episode of TFTB, we sit down with Sci-Fi and Fantasy author Adrian Tchaikovsky. We look at how faster than light travel has an impact on story-telling. We also meet some disaffected insects and discuss the trouble with Dune. A prolific author with world-building skills that leave his readers in awe, this conversation does not disappoint. Yo…
 
On this episode of TFTB, our 4 hosts will step into a sci-fi trivia ring of fire, but only one will leave in glory. Categories include, but are not restricted to; Dune, Film & TV, Books, and Cartoons from the 80's. The winner will claim bragging rights, and the wrong kind of street-cred. You can always find more episodes on our website, you can als…
 
On this episode of TFTB, we review John Scalzi's amazing debut novel, Old Man's War. On Science Fiction - Science Fact, Kevin takes us through Dogecoin and space billboards. Marty and Sam rave about Loki, and then we test your Star Wars knowledge with some Han Solo trivia. You can always find more episodes on our website, you can also find us on Tw…
 
We have a twofer for you in this episode. We sit down with Hollywood Director, Producer, Writer and Animator, Neill Blomkamp, and Hard-Sci-fi author Peter Watts. For this grand meeting of the minds, we cover space vampires, human extinction, the justification for sentience, and discover how a little bit of solipsism can lead to murder. Make sure to…
 
In this episode, Kevin, Marty, and Tristan sit down with science fiction author and futurist, Karl Schroeder. We discuss science fiction influences and current reads. In his latest novel Stealing Worlds, Karl creates an ambitious "near-future cyberpunk thriller about economic revolutionaries, surveillance capitalism, augmented-reality live-action r…
 
On this episode of TFTB we review Andy Weir's latest book Project Hail Mary. You may have enjoyed Andy's last novel (and movie), The Martian, which was a big hit, and we will see if his follow-up meets the high standard he has set for himself. We also discuss billionaires in space, Batman, and The Court of Owls, and wind things up with some trivia.…
 
Check out what's happening on the Bridge for the Fall of 2021! We have more author interviews, celebrity guest-hosts, and much more coming your way. Here are just some of the guests we have coming on the show: Adrian Tchaikovsky, Cory Doctorow, Greg Bear, Karl Schroeder, Neill Blomkamp, Peter Watts, and Steven Novella. You can always find more epis…
 
In this episode, Tristan, Kevin, Sam, and Marty review The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, by Becky Chambers. This is the first book in the Hugo Award-winning 'Wayfairer' series that began life with a Kickstarter campaign and moved on to international acclaim. On Science Fiction-Science Fact, Kevin covers the latest from DARPA, fission rockets, …
 
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