Bounded Enthusiasm #9: Jennifer Holm and The Fourteenth Goldfish

Today’s episode of Bounded Enthusiasm is an interview with Jennifer Holm about her latest book, The Fourteenth Goldfish. Holm has written several books for kids, both novels and comics, and has won three Newbery Honors and an Eisner Award. In the podcast, we talk about Holm’s inspiration for The Fourteenth Goldfish, what it’s like being a parent and a writer, and why Jonas Salk was so cool.

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Bounded Enthusiasm #7: Tony DiTerlizzi, Ralph McQuarrie, & Star Wars

Today’s episode of Bounded Enthusiasm is an interview with Tony DiTerlizzi. He’s an author and illustrator of many books for kids, including one of my family’s favorites, the WondLa series, and I’ve actually interviewed him a couple of times before. Today we’re talking about his new book, a picture book about Star Wars featuring paintings by the late great Ralph McQuarrie.

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Bounded Enthusiasm #4: Gene Yang and Sonny Liew on The Shadow Hero

Today’s episode of Bounded Enthusiasm is a double interview with Gene Yang and Sonny Liew, author and illustrator (respectively) of The Shadow Hero, a new comic book just out this month from First Second Books. It’s a new origin story for an obscure WWII-era superhero named the Green Turtle, created by a Chinese-American artist. If the rumors are true, the Green Turtle is the first Asian-American superhero.

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Bounded Enthusiasm #3: Daniel H. Wilson Thinks Like a Machine

Today’s episode of the Bounded Enthusiasm podcast is an interview with Daniel H. Wilson, author of several books including Robopocalypse and its sequel, Robogenesis (published this week). We only had time for a short conversation, but I asked him about what it means to have a Ph.D. in robotics, the plausibility of various robot scenarios like Terminator and Short Circuit, and the awesome spaceship simulator he built for his kids.

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