Great Big Beautiful Podcast

GBBP 218: Evangeline Lilly

We chat with Evangeline Lilly about 'The Squickerwonkers,' acting versus writing, 'The Hobbit,' and her place in the Marvel Cinematic…

GBBP 217: Lamar Giles

This week, we're chatting with author Lamar Giles about his newest book, 'The Last Last Day of Summer,' and the…

GBBP 216: Alan Oppenheimer

This week, a conversation with Skeletor himself: the one and only Alan Oppenheimer!

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…

GBBP 214: Tom Angleberger

On this episode, I geek out with Tom Angleberger about his criminally underappreciated 'The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear.'…

GBBP 212: Hena Khan

This week, we're talking to author Hena Khan, whose book 'Amina's Voice' was one of the launch titles for Simon…

GBBP 211: Rhett Miller

This week, we're talking children's poetry through the lens of rock and roll, baby! We welcome Rhett Miller, lead singer…

GBBP 210: Robin Cook

We’re gettin’ nerdy this week, people! We’re donning our lab coats and venturing into a scientific conversation we have no…

GBBP 209: Gary Whitta & Darick Robertson

This week, we’re marking the release of Oliver #1 with the creative team responsible for bringing this hopeful dystopia to…

GBBP 208: J.C. Cervantes

This week, we're entering the world of myth. The mythological world of the Maya gods through the lens of J.C.…

GBBP 207: Chuck Wendig

Prolific on the page, vocal online, and just a damn fine gentleman, I can think of no better way to…

GBBP 203: Greg Weisman

On this episode, I talk to Greg Weisman for more than an hour of 'Gargoyles' greatness. Call it an early…

GBBP 202: Dav Pilkey

This week, we chat with Dav Pilkey about Dog Men, Captains Underpants, and more! That's right; the author/artist/creator behind the…

GBBP 201: Peter Beagle (+ Giveaway!)

On this episode, Shiri and I talk to Peter Beagle about his early career, writing and selling 'A Fine and…

GBBP 200: Dominique Tipper

Welcome, ladies and gents, to Episode 200! Happy anniversary to us! We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate…

GBBP Extra 17: ‘Halloween’

Welcome to the Big Dumb Thing. On this episode, Shiri, Preston, and I recap the entire 'Halloween' franchise, gab about…

GBBP 199: Matt Forbeck

On this episode, we talk to Matt Forbeck about his history with game books, how writing a branching storyline with…

GBBP 196: ‘Star Wars Resistance’

Welcome back to everyone's favorite galaxy far, far away. This week, we take an advance peek at the newest incarnation…

GBBP 195: R.A. Salvatore

On this episode, we talk with R.A. Salvatore about his many years playing in the Forgotten Realms sandbox, the freedom…

GBBP 194: Siddhartha Khosla

This week, we turn our sights back to music and composing - television scores, to be specific. We welcome Siddhartha…

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…

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…

GBBP 191: Tiya Sircar

This week, we're celebrating the wondrous storytelling, acting, and beauty that comprise a little show called 'Star Wars Rebels.' The…

GBBP 190: Kris Bowers

On this episode, we talk to Kris Bowers about his parents' somewhat unusual influence on his music, learning to collaborate…

GBBP 189: J. Harrison Ghee

On this episode, I talk to J. Harrison Ghee about how he got his start on the stage, his stint…

GBBP 188: Amy Ephron & Laraine Newman

The audio versions of Amy Ephron's newest books for young readers are narrated by Laraine Newman, and I highly recommend…

GBBP 187: Delilah Dawson

On this episode, we talk to Delilah Dawson about the ridiculous number of words she's written over the last few…

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…

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…

GBBP 184: Jeff Russo

On this episode, we talk to Jeff Russo about his musical roots, writing music for films versus television, getting the…