Episode 208: Hideaway Circus

Summary

Martin’s guests are Josh and Lyndsay Aviner, founders of the circus, dance, and multi-media production company, Hideaway Circus, and hosts of the Hideaway Circus Podcast. Josh and Lyndsay talk with Martin about performing in the circus, producing live theater, and their original productions, including the critically acclaimed off-Broadway show Beyond Babel.

Episode 207: Jonathan Fortin

Summary

Jonathan Fortin is the author of Lilitu: The Memoirs Of A Succubus. Martin and Jonathan talk about the coronavirus, creative writing workshops, and genre fiction.

Episode 206: Coronavirus & Star Wars

Summary

Martin shares his thoughts (and fears) regarding the coronavirus. He also enjoys a fun chat about all things “Star Wars” with the co-host of “Well…That Was Weird”, Isaiah Engle.   

Episode 205: 2020 Academy Awards Preview

Summary

It’s that time of year again for Martin and a random Canadian (read: Liz Hersey) to preview the Academy Awards. In this epic 3-hour-ish juggernaut of audio bliss, Martin and Liz discuss the 2020 Oscar nominees and give their predictions for who will win in all the major categories (hint: if you like money, bet on our picks).

Episode 204: Bruce A. Smith (or Fun with Murder Rooms)

Summary

Bruce A. Smith, author of Fun with Stuff and The Path of Reason: A Philosophy of Nonbelief is Martin’s guest. Martin and Bruce go on a tour of three different escape rooms (i.e., murder rooms) in Houston, Texas, then give their thoughts on the experience.

Episode 203: Well…That Was Weird

Summary

In this very special cross-over episode, Martin hangs out with the hosts of the hilarious podcast Well…That Was Weird.

Episode 202: Ben Eads

Summary

Ben Eads is the author of Hollow Heart, a terrifying horror novella about an an aberration known as The Architect. In this episode, Martin and Ben enjoy a lively chat about writing and publishing horror.

Episode 201: Jimmy Keegan

Summary

Legendary drummer, Jimmy Keegan, is Martin’s guest on this episode. Jimmy was the drummer for the progressive rock band Spock’s Beard. He’s also played drums for artists such as Santana, Selena, and John Waite. BONUS: Martin’s silly mother, Kathy Lastrapes, serves as co-host in this episode, making an unforgettable (and hilarious) appearance.

Episode 200: Happy Show Fantastic Listening Party!

Summary

After completing their new scripted musical-comedy podcast, Happy Show Fantastic, Martin and his brother, Greg, sat down with several of the cast members for a fun (and occasionally drunken) chat.

Episode 199 6/9: 2019 Academy Awards Preview – PART 2

Summary

In Part Two of this Academy Awards preview, Martin and Liz Hersey finish up their thoughts and predictions on the Best Picture race, before getting into the other featured categories, such as Best Director and Best Actress.