Category Archives: Great Big Beautiful Podcast

GBBP 215: Ronald L. Smith

GBBP 215: Ronald L. Smith

On this episode, we talk to Ronald L. Smith about growing up as a military brat, why bullying recurs as a theme throughout his books, the role of adults in kids’ stories, playing in the Marvel sandbox, and Baltimore. Read More

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GBBP Extra 17: ‘Halloween’

GBBP Extra 17: ‘Halloween’

Welcome to the Big Dumb Thing. On this episode, Shiri, Preston, and I recap the entire ‘Halloween’ franchise, gab about the new film, rank all 11 films, and share our lists of Top 10 Lessons Learned. And trust me, you’ll want to stick around to the end when I act out various lines of dialogue from the films for Shiri and Preston to guess the character and film. Read More

GBBP 193: Jason Fry

GBBP 193: Jason Fry

This week, we’re geeking out about ‘Star Wars’ again. Big surprise, right? Joining us is Jason Fry, who’s certainly no stranger to the franchise. His in-universe bibliography is lengthy, having written everything from fiction to “nonfiction” to visual guides to RPG supplements and covering nearly every corner of the ‘Star Wars’ galaxy. His most recent foray to the galaxy far, far away is the novelization of ‘The Last Jedi.’ Read More

GBBP 192: Rebecca Roanhorse

GBBP 192: Rebecca Roanhorse

On this episode, we talk to Rebecca Roanhorse about balancing two completely different professional lives, writing in the first-person, crafting a story that’s both heavily rooted in Native cultures and incredibly relevant in 2018, and portraying a different side of familiar mythical characters. We also talk about Navajo tradition and what else she’s got on the horizon. Read More

GBBP 186: Aliki Theofilopoulos and Brendan Hay

GBBP 186: Aliki Theofilopoulos and Brendan Hay

On this episode, we talk about Aliki Theofilopoulos’s history with Disney feature animation and ‘Phineas and Ferb,’ how she made the transition to producing and showrunning (and what she brought with her), the directive they were given with the ‘Harvey Street Kids’ legacy characters, and how she and Brendan Hay brought the characters into the 21st century without losing the core of what makes them unique. Read More

GBBP 185: Dan Fogler

GBBP 185: Dan Fogler

On this episode, we talk to Dan Fogler about ‘Brooklyn Gladiator,’ how its fantasy has been slaughtered by the reality in which we live, getting some of his artistic heroes on board, finding a home at Chapterhouse, auditioning for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,’ and why he’s still one of the lucky few who get to create for a living. Read More