Category Archives: Great Big Beautiful Podcast

GBBP 203: Greg Weisman

GBBP 203: Greg Weisman

On this episode, I talk to Greg Weisman for more than an hour of ‘Gargoyles’ greatness. Call it an early end-of-the-year present. You’re welcome. 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

GBBP 179: Kate Micucci

GBBP 179: Kate Micucci

On this episode, we chat with Kate Micucci about ‘DuckTales,’ how she auditioned to be a duck, stepping into the role made famous by Russi Taylor, how she parlayed a childhood dream to be a toy designer into an acting career, her musical career with Garfunkel and Oates, and why the world NEEDS a Webby/Velma team-up show. Read More

GBBP 178: Jay Chattaway

GBBP 178: Jay Chattaway

On this episode, we talk to Jay Chattaway about his early musical career with the U.S. Navy Band, scoring documentaries and National Geographic specials, coming into Star Trek three seasons in, the massive creative restrictions he had to work within, source music and the ability to break out of the Trek mold, differences among the shows, “The Inner Light,” and so much more. Read More

GBBP 176: R.W. Alley

GBBP 176: R.W. Alley

You may not know Bob Alley’s name, but you know his work. I guarantee it. Working under the name R.W. Alley, he’s been the sole illustrator of Paddington Bear (in all formats, on both sides of the Atlantic) for 20 years! Not many people are privileged enough in their careers to be the sole caretaker of a national icon, but Alley assumes the role with perfect grace and kindness. Read More