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On the latest episode of Presenting the Transcription Feature you meet the strange being who knows many things, for he walks by night and knows many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women:  The Whistler.  This anthology suspense show “starred” a narrator / Greek chorus, who sometimes mocked, and sometimes encouraged, the criminals in the tales he told.  Then it’s time to see if you have the proper education to survive life in the 1940s with Information Please.  This episode of the venerable quiz show seems to have a few more political questions than usual—probably because the U.S. was just months away from going the Allied forces in World War II.

 

Episodes

The Whistler

"Seven Steps to Murder"

February 3, 1947

3:20

Information Please
April 4, 1941 34:08

 


SciFi Diner Podcast: Ep. 222 – We Interview Michael Welch from the Twilight Movies, Star Trek, Stargate, and Z Nation

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Michael Welch

Michael Welch is best known for his role as the popular Mike Newton in The Twilight Saga film series (2008-2011) and Luke Girardi in the beloved TV series Joan of Arcadia (2003-2005).

2014 is shaping up to be an excellent year for Michael with the expected release of 4 films, The Boys of Abu Ghraib, The Well, Boy Meets Girl, and The Grounds, with others potentially on the horizon. In November 2013 and January of this year, he filmed the paranormal thrillers, Cawdor and Until Someone Gets Hurt, respectively.

Films released in 2013 that Welch starred in are: Grace Unplugged, Hansel and Gretel Get Baked, All The Boys Love Mandy Lane and The Demented.

Welch has portrayed intense roles as the leading man in Independent films as Born Bad, Unrequited and Lost Dream.

Michael can be seen in award-winning festival favorites such as Archies Final Project, An American Crime, United States of Leland, American Son, and The Cover-up.

Welch is familiar to television audiences for his many starring roles on Emmy Award-winning shows, most recently Grimm, CSI: NY, Criminal Minds, and Bones. During the past several years he appeared on CSI, an arc on The Riches, CSI: Miami, Numb3rs, Law & Order: SVU, Crossing Jordan, NCIS, Cold Case, and Without a Trace. His earlier years included performances on Stargate: SG-1, Judging Amy, The District, Touched by an Angel, Malcolm in the Middle, The X-Files, The Pretender, 7th Heaven, Chicago Hope, and Frasier.

Welch won best actor at the 2011 First Glance Film Festival in Hollywood for his portrayal of a troubled young man in Unrequited. He is the recipient of two Young Artist Awards, first for his performance in Star Trek: Insurrection at the age of 10 as Artim, and the second for his work as Luke Girardi on the hit television series Joan of Arcadia, which ran for two seasons on CBS.

In spite of his busy schedule, it is essential to Michael to give back. Welch raised $12,000 in 2013 to drill a clean water well for a village of 500 people in Swatziland. He also received the Pioneering Spirit Award from The Thirst Project in 2011 for his outstanding efforts in raising awareness and money to provide clean drinking water. In 2010, Welch was invited to Germany by the USO to support both wounded soldiers and over 600 military youth. Welch was Co-Chair for 4th annual Walk on The Horizon, an event to raise awareness and resources for adults with disabilities. For over 10 years, Welch hosted and entertained less fortunate youth with Kids With A Cause.


The HTD Express: #8 - Confessions Of A Blogging Publicist: An Interview With AJ Feuerman

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Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"A very interesting Episode 8 is on deck. This week I welcome publicist AJ Feuerman. AJ’s experience in public relations runs a wide spectrum of many projects of varying media platforms. She’s done work for artists such as Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones and The Who. As well as for TV shows like Glee, Homeland and Burn Notice. She’s also done PR for the feature films Rampart, Puncture and Trespass (but she is not biased against movies with more than one word in their title.)

In this episode, we discuss the challenges of image management for huge big budget projects as well as branding yourself in the internet age. We also break the fourth wall a little bit talking about the world of blogging in the ever-changing digital landscape. And an avid Whovian, AJ and I discuss the brand new season of Doctor Who with the brand new Doctor, Peter Capaldi, I hope you enjoy.

Quick-note: There were a few moments of lost internet connection during the interviews so you may hear some edit points where I cleaned those up. It should not effect any listening enjoyment."

Comment on this episode here or by writing john@chronicrift.com.

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Unfortunately we couldn’t find the Vanity Fair article referenced in the podcast but AJ sent these along:
http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1045856,00.html
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/life/people/2005-04-05-housewives-vanity-fair_x.htm


Generations Geek: Episode 24 - Sizzler on Comics

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Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter welcome comic book historian Alan “Sizzler” Kistler to talk about—you guessed it—comic books! Fans, writers, artists, movies, publishers, conventions, women in comics, and more are discussed in a wide-ranging talk that wraps up season two of the show in fine geek style.

 

 

 

 

Segments

Intro :30

Hooked on Comics 1:30

Becoming a Comic Book Historian 10:15

Geek Tests are Stupid 17:54

Marvel vs. DC in Comics and Movies 19:56

Where are the Female Superheroes? 33:13

Tales of San Diego Comic-Con 44:12

Moderating Quentin Tarantino 49:07

Aging and De-Aging Heroes 51:23

Tim Gunn and Agents of S.T.Y.L.E. 56:48

Jumping-On Points for New Marvel Readers 1:01:30

Interviewing Grant Morrison 1:16:50

Agents and Books and Scripts 1:20:40

End Notes 1:25:39


The Weekly Podioplex: August 26, 2014

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The Guardians of the Galaxy proves its viability as a franchise with its return to the top of the box office after two weeks away.  Michael Falkner talks about this and more on a new Weekly Podioplex.

Check out the full show notes here and comment on the episode or write weeklypodioplex@gmail.com.


The Batcave Podcast: Episode 22: The Spell of Tut/Tut's Case is Shut

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Aired September 28/29, 1966

King Tut returns to Gotham City with what appears to be his usual bag of tricks as the Sphinx returns as well with new proclamations.  But there's more to his scheme this time around.  He has a plan to subjugate the entire population of Gotham.  Can Batman and Robin thwart him?

Joining John to talk about King Tut's less than stellar return in author Julio Angel Ortiz.

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Comment on the episode here or write thebatcavepodcast@gmail.com. Take a moment to rate the episode by using our star system at the bottom of this entry.

 

 

 

 


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Julio Angel Ortiz is a writer in both print and electronic media.  Julio has had an audio drama released for the original sci-fi series The Dome with another to be produced shortly and short stories published in collections by Obverse Books featuring Iris Wildthyme and Señor 105.  He also has several eBooks available for Kindle via his Vox Camera imprint.  When not banging his head against his notebook in order to string words together, Julio works in Information Technology during the day and is also active blogging, posting on Twitter, and working at his photography.

The Chronic Rift at DragonCon 2014

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Want to know where some of your favorite Rift regulars are appearing during DragonCon this year?  That's easy.  Here's the schedule:

 


Thursday


4:00pm: Dragon Con Newbies Meetup and Hotel Tour,  Marriott A601 – A602 - Michael Falkner


5:30pm: Dragon Con Newbies Q&A and Social Marriott A601 – A602 - Michael Falkner





Friday


10:00am: Alien: For 35 Years No One Can Hear Us Scream, American Sci-Fi Classics track, M303-M304 (Marriott) - Keith DeCandido and Michael Falkner


10:00am: Dragon Con 101, Hyatt Regency V - Michael Falkner


11:30am: Fans of Land of the Lost, American Sci-Fi Classics track, M303-M304 (Marriott) - John Drew


11:30am: Ask The Experts: Everything Doctor Who, BritTrack, Crystal Ballroom (Hilton) - Keith DeCandido


11:30am: Farscape Revisited!, Hyatt Centennial I - Michael Falkner


2:30pm: Practical Self-Defense with Keith R.A. DeCandido, Vinings (Hyatt)


4:00pm: Quantum Leap: 25th Anniversary? Oh, Boy, American Sci-Fi Classics track, M303-M304 (Marriott) - Keith DeCandido and Michael Falkner


5:30pm: Land of the Lost Cast Q&A, Marriott Imperial Ballroom - John S. Drew


7:00pm: Star Trek Authors, Trek Track, Athens (Sheraton) - Keith DeCandido


8:30pm: Saving the World, One Season at a Time: Themes on Supernatural, Urban Fantasy track, Chastain ED (Westin) - Keith DeCandido





Saturday


10:00am: Geek Year 1984 Roll-A-Panel, American Sci-Fi Classics track, M303-M304 (Marriott) - John Drew and Michael Falkner


10:00am: BritTrack Book Swap, BritTrack, Macon (Sheraton) - Keith DeCandido


10:00am: Podcasting Authors Roundtable, 203 - Hilton - Jay Smith


12:00pm: Keith DeCandido Autographing, SFWA table (Hyatt).


1:00pm: Keith DeCandido Reading, Vinings (Hyatt).


2.30pm: Keith DeCandido Autographing, International Hall South (Marriott)


2:30pm: Bits & Pieces: The Makings of a Great Zombie, Chastain 1-2 - Westin - Jay Smith


4:00pm: Land of the Lost Cast Q&A, Marriott Imperial Ballroom - John S. Drew


5:30pm: Barking up the Wrong Tree, Writer's Track, Embassy D-F (Hyatt) - Keith DeCandido


5:30pm: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: No Time For Love, Marriott M303-M304 - Michael Falkner





Sunday


8:30am: Batman 75th anniversary, American Sci-Fi Classics track, M303-M304 (Marriott) - John Drew and Michael Falkner


10:00am: British Crime Shows, BritTrack, Macon (Sheraton) - Keith DeCandido


11:30am: Farscape 15th Anniversary Celebration, Regency V (Hyatt) - Keith DeCandido


11:30am: Jay Smith Reading, Roswell - Hyatt


2:30pm: Land of the Lost Cast Q&A, Marriott Imperial Ballroom - John S. Drew


4:00pm: Sleepy Hollow Fan Panel, Horror track, Peachtree 1-2 (Westin) - Keith DeCandido


5:30pm: Hitchhiker's 35th Anniversary Panel, BritTrack, Macon (Sheraton) - Keith DeCandido

 

5:30pm: 2014 Parsec Awards, Hyatt Regency V - John Drew and Michael Falkner


7:00pm: V-Wars: Vampires Everywhere!, Horror track, Peachtree 1-2 (Westin) - Keith DeCandido


8:30pm: Angels, Demons, and Hunters: Characters on Supernatural, Urban Fantasy track, Chastain ED (Westin) - Keith DeCandido


10:00pm: Marvel TV and Movies From Howard to Hasselhoff, American Sci-Fi Classics track, M303-M304 (Marriott) - John Drew





Monday


8:30am: Six Million Dollar Fans, American Sci-Fi Classics track, M303-M304 (Marriott) - John Drew


10.30am: Keith DeCandido Autographing, SFWA table (Hyatt)


11:30am: Klingon History, Trek Track, Athens (Sheraton) - Keith DeCandido


2:30pm: The Final Frontier of Fiction, Writer's Track, Embassy D-F (Hyatt) - Keith DeCandido

Hour of the Wolf Movie Review: THE GIVER & TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

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Dan Persons says,

"I had my concerns about The Giver, another, teen-oriented film from the Weinstein Company. After all, TWC’s previous effort in this arena was Vampire Academy, and that blatant mish-mosh of Harry Potter, Twilight, The Hunger Games, and whatever else has been luring adolescent females to the theaters didn’t go down too smoothly.

Serving as definite counter-balance to my trepidations: the presence at the helm of  Phillip Noyce, a very good director who becomes even better when telling tales of people finding the inner resources to confront near-insurmountable, social challenges. Turns out my faith was not ill-founded. Right-click the image to download."


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Dan Persons says,

"TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES got nothing to worry about. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES doing quite well, thank you very much. Got the big-budget, Michael Bay treatment (he’s the producer on this one; Jonathan Liebesman directed); came in #1 at the box office this past weekend; has the almost inevitable sequel already in the works. Yup, life is good for TMNT. Unless, of course, the attending audience happened to see GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY last week. In which case, there might have been quite a few people coming out of the theater thinking, Nice try, but it doesn’t quite cut it.

In two weeks, we’ve had two films that want nothing more than to entertain us with some adrenaline-packed, fantastic storytelling. How each goes about the task, and how successful each is, says a lot about the filmmakers, how they regard this genre, and what they think of their audience. I explore the issue a bit in my review of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES for Jim Freund’s HOUR OF THE WOLF. Right-click the image to download."

 

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The CFQ Interview: THE WALKING DEAD's Greg Nicotero

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Dan Persons says:

Sometimes doing the job is reward in itself. That’s what it was like for me to talk with Greg Nicotero. From DAWN OF THE DEAD to BREAKING BAD, from ARMY OF DARKNESS to OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, from HOSTEL to SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR, his vivid and creative makeup effects work has brought the fantastic, the grotesque, and the sometimes-just-plain-realistic to a dazzling kaleidoscope of film and TV projects.

That includes THE WALKING DEAD, the blockbuster TV series which scooped up a couple of primetime Emmy awards for Nicotero’s work in bringing the flesh-hungry walkers to gruesome… uh, life? Death? Anyway, in honor of the release of the complete fourth season on DVD and Blu-ray this Tuesday, we got some time with Greg to talk about the finer points of zombie nurturing and care.

Comment on the episode here or write podcast@cinefantastique.com.


The Cinefantastique Dossier: THE GIVER & LIFE AFTER BETH

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It’s time to expand your Sense of Wonder by opening Dossier Fantastique! Volume 5:31 reveals data points on current theatrical releases THE GIVER and LIFE AFTER BETH. Listen in as special guest Andrea Lipinski joins the Cinefantastique Podcasting team of Lawrence French and Steve Biodrowski for an insight-filled discussion of the latest dystopian science fiction film – which may seem like a variation on THE HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT but which was actually based on a novel published before either of those franchises were a glimmer in their author’s eyes. Also available are details on this week’s home video releases.

Comment on the episode here or write podcast@cinefantastique.com.


The Cardboard Jungle: Bonus - Funding Nemo

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Anthony sits down with Mike Friesen of Lamp Light Games to discuss their new KS for Nautilus Industries as well as their upcoming release Space Junk.

Comment on the episode here or write thecardboardjungle@gmail.com or call (858) 236-9102.

The Chronic Rift Spotlight: Lauren Orbison on TORTELLINI

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Michael Falkner takes control of the spotlight as he interviews author Lauren Orbison about her first children's book, Tortellini.

Comment on this episode here or by writing john@chronicrift.com.  Please rate the episode using our star system at the bottom of this entry.

 

 

 



Lauren Orbison is an independent author residing in Chattanooga, Tennessee with her husband and four ridiculous cats.  She is missing a small portion of her 22nd chromosome and offers a $50 reward if you find it.  Her mutant superpowers include befriending dragons, writing down her observations, and talking until people's ears fall off.  Tortellini is her first published book, though she plans to have more out shortly.


Theo Solorio has been drawing dragons since she was 3 years of age and still loves to draw them to this day. Besides drawing all the time, her other hobbies include listening to 70's and 80's tunes on cassette tape, watching classic Disney movies on VHS, and doing a little 2D animation.

She resides in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, and she dresses up as a dragon to avoid scaring the locals. Yep. She's an old-fashioned little green dragon.

 

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The Dan & Travis Show: Episode 038 - RIP Robin, An Extra Heavy 40 Pounds of Sports, And May I Suggest, Don't Stop or We'll Die

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The Chronic Rift Network is thrilled to be able to have the comedy stylings of Dan Lackaye and Travis Searle on our network. The voyage of radio genius continues with a new episode.  Starting out as The Pirate Ship in the 90s, the boys charted the rough waters of the early days of the Internet and managed to deliver comedy gold week after week.  They were one of the inspirations for The Chronic Rift becoming a podcast.  Last fall, Dan & Travis reunited with a new podcast, bringing back many of the elements of the original Pirate Ship, and John has been on their case to join the network ever since.

Show 038! Robin Williams, Robbie Williams, 40 Pounds of Sports, The Davey Mac Sports Program and more! It's a new Dan & Travis Show. Check out all the fun of past episodes by visiting them on the web.

 

SHOW OPEN

 

40 POUNDS OF SPORTS

  • Lebron, Lebatard, and the ruins of ESPN
  • More Robin Williams

 

THE NEWS WITH TRAVIS

 

SHOW CLOSE

  • Dan: The Man: The Special Edition Lightning Round – (HINT: Dan does a GREAT job on this one.)
  • Dan said to Travis, “May I Suggest… the musical stylings of the outfit Don’t Stop Or We’ll Die?” – and Travis gives his thoughts
  • Dan says to Travis, “May I Suggest… you listen to the podcast The Davey Mac Sports Program?” – tune in a month from now to hear what Travis has to say!

 


HTD EXPRESSSubscribers! Look for The Handsome Timmy D Express in your feed! Tim will interview creative folks in the entertainment industry about their process.  Free with your Dan & Travis Show subscription!

Find us online at thedanandtravisshow.libsyn.com, at Facebook, follow us on twitter @thedanandtravis, add us on Google+, email the MailSac at danandtravis@gmail.com, or find us at The Chronic Rift Network.


The Dan & Travis Show: Episode 037 - Encouraging AI News, HTD on Ghostbusters?, Painted Peaches, and More Red Flags

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The Chronic Rift Network is thrilled to be able to have the comedy stylings of Dan Lackaye and Travis Searle on our network. The voyage of radio genius continues with a new episode.  Starting out as The Pirate Ship in the 90s, the boys charted the rough waters of the early days of the Internet and managed to deliver comedy gold week after week.  They were one of the inspirations for The Chronic Rift becoming a podcast.  Last fall, Dan & Travis reunited with a new podcast, bringing back many of the elements of the original Pirate Ship, and John has been on their case to join the network ever since.

Show 037! A visit from Handsome Timmy D to talk about the possibility of an all-woman Ghostbusters team. Plus, more robots, more red flags, more Travia, and more Dan: The Man! It's a new Dan & Travis Show. Check out all the fun of past episodes by visiting them on the web.

 

SHOW OPEN

  • A robo-misdirection? Or a beacon of hope? Reasons not to fear robots
  • Impossible Travia: THEME- ROBOTS
  • MAXWELL VAN ZANDT’S MEMOIRS – CHAPTER 413

 

ASK HANDSOME TIMMY D

  • Is the world ready for an all-female Ghostbusters?

 

THE NEWS WITH TRAVIS

  • Livestock? More like deadstock!
  • Qixi peaches
  • Lady’s finger lopped off by lion, or is lady lyin’?

 

SHOW CLOSE

  • Dan: The Man: The Special Edition Lightning Round – (HINT: Dan does a GREAT job on this one.)
  • Red Flags of the Internet: This “haunted house” is “legitimate” the same way bastard children are, and we’ll explain a few reasons why!

 

HTD EXPRESS – Subscribers! Look for The Handsome Timmy D Express in your feed! Tim will interview creative folks in the entertainment industry about their process.  Free with your Dan & Travis Show subscription!

Find us online at thedanandtravisshow.libsyn.com, at Facebook, follow us on twitter @thedanandtravis, add us on Google+, email the MailSac at danandtravis@gmail.com, or find us at The Chronic Rift Network.


The Dome: "Collective"

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Over five years ago, John created an audio drama series with the intention of making it a regular occurrence.  It didn't happen, but now John is almost done with his grad school work and can devote his time more to a project such as this.  Because of that, he is releasing the first five episodes to get everyone on board with the story.  Take a moment to comment here or by writing john@chronicrift.com.

In 1977, the United States government determined that one in every ten million Americans was gifted with a paranormal ability. It immediately set up a commission to look into the growing phenomenon. It was decided that a special, top-secret research facility was needed to study the matter further. Today, in a world where the paranormal is normal, the unexpected happens within the walls of The Dome.

"Collective" - Anibal and Helen return to the Dome after Parker's funeral to find the complex in a shambles.  A number of the staff have reverted to a primal animal state while others have locked themselves away in fear.  They are all under the control of a young, troubled telepath who wants to shape the world in her image.  Can Anibal stop her before her influence extends beyond the island?

Cast List

Keith R.A. DeCandido - Anibal Ramirez 
Sheri DeNatale - Dr. Helen Smith
Michael Falkner - Dr. Tom O'Neill
Susan Drew - Anne Ramsey
Jym DeNatale - Colin Smith
Eddie Drew- Matthew
M. Sieiro Garcia - Lauren
Theme and segue music by Lenny Ackley
Incidental music by Positionmusic.com

This is a Lucky Shot Production, copyright 2012


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