Interview with Daniel SilvaProfessional Book Nerds
Today on the podcast, Jill has an interview with New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva. His new book The New Girl is out now. Daniel shares the real-life kidnapping that inspired the book and why he decided to get rid of the first 200 pages and start over.
The Orville: New Beginnings #1, Alienox #1, Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice #1 (feat. Alberto Dearmas)Drawn & Paneled
That’s right and we’re kicking things off with news about a new female ninja turtle and some inside info on the new Joker film. Indie creator Alberto Dearmas joins us for our interview segment this week. Then we jump right into the Round Table with his book Alienox #1 followed by Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice #1
True Gamerz 2019 Special Edition InterviewGenXGrownup
True Gamerz Expo 2019 is the Premier Gaming and Technology Expo of Northeast Florida and takes place this year on July 19th-20th at The Schultz Center in Jacksonville, FL. George had the opportunity to sit down and speak with Jadee, one of the founders of this event for a chat about what you can expect at this year’s event.
Canto #1, Stabbity Ever After #1, Postal Deliverance #1 (feat. Wayne Hall)Drawn & Paneled
After an extended trip to the past, we’re back with news and comics! Listener feedback provides us with news on DC ending the Vertigo line. We also discuss What’s Happening with the finale of the Walking Dead comic, Sandman heading to Netflix, and our thoughts on Spider-man Far From Home.
Child's Play, GoCube, & Mutant Year ZeroGenXGrownup
In this episode George puts his foot down and goes old school, Mo finds a video game that pushes all the right buttons, and Jon continues to defend his statement that “there is no such thing as a bad puppet movie!” Of course we talk about a whole lot of other stuff too!
Guest Storyteller: Van Jones7 Minute Stories
For this special 4th of July episode, I’d like to share a 7 minute segment from an interview I did with Van Jones in 2017. I thought it was compelling because the crux of our conversation still speaks to the current state of division we find ourselves in as Americans.
Back Issue: New Teen Titans: The Judas Contract ConclusionDrawn & Paneled
Your patience has paid off! We have finally made it to the main event, New Teen Titans: The Judas Contract. We dive deep into Tales of the New Teen Titans #42, 43, 44 and Annual #3. George fills in the gaps on all of the Titan’s history.
Geek Debates at Infinity Con Tallahassee 2019 Special EditionGenXGrownup
Who’s the best Doctor? Han Solo or Mal Reynolds? Great debates! Along with Nerd Lunch, Fire & Water, and Drawn & Paneled, GenXGrownUp co-hosted a podcast panel at Infinity Con Tallahassee, 2019. We recorded this lively show on Geek Debates in front of a live audience.
Back Issue: New Teen Titans: The Judas Contract PrequelsDrawn & Paneled
Yeah, we know this episode was supposed to be about The Judas Contract but George decided he wanted to talk about two key issues that set the stage for the story. That means today we’re talking about New Teen Titans Issues #2 & #34.
All About Audiobooks!Professional Book Nerds
Get your headphones ready because today Jill and I are offering up a big pile of audiobook recommendations! A cool new update in Libby that just came out lets you enjoy your audiobooks through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so it's perfect timing! Enjoy!
Cadwell Turnbull, Author of The LessonProfessional Book Nerds
On today's episode, Adam chats with Cadwell Turnbull about his novel The Lesson, which comes out June 18th. This story about an advanced race of aliens coming to The U.S. Virgin Islands explore colonialism and the history of an oft-overlooked part of the world.
A Dangerous Stalker: Debbie’s Promise to Her Sister PeggyBecause I Said I Would
This is the story of big sister's love for her little sister. Peggy's boyfriend started acting strange and the whole family was worried. Her older sister Debbie saw the red flags. They were impossible to miss. Stretching from Ohio to New Mexico to California, the actions of a deranged man would impact the lives of everyone who surrounded Peggy.
Interview with Bestselling Author Jennifer Weiner!Professional Book Nerds
Today's interview is one Jill did with the immensely popular author, Jennifer Weiner about her new book MRS EVERYTHING. The book covers multiple decades and the pair discuss Jennifer's research process, the idea of "chick lit" and how Jennifer's mom inspired this book.
Telling the Story of a Podcast Start-up
We’re helping to tell the story of each company’s history and growth through the creation of office art. In the case of David Moss and Paige Koteles of Evergreen Podcasts, we’ve been with them from the beginning to the extent we’ve become a touchstone in their company story. “We’ve made Artmill’s product a part of our culture and how we celebrate our creative programming.”
Is Your Next Marketing Win A Branded Podcast?
There are now roughly more than half a million podcasts to choose from, according to one estimate, though experts say we’re still in the early days of the boom, thanks to the explosion of smart speakers and enhancements to discoverability. For companies looking to articulate a brand story and connect with audiences, a branded podcast is a compelling solution.
Embracing the Gift of Failure with Jessica LaheyYour Teen with Sue and Steph
Sue and Stephanie are thrilled to be sharing their first episode of Your Teen with Sue and Steph! They share the origins of Your Teen Media, share some of their most meaningful "a-ha" moments as parents, and are joined by friend of the show Jessica Lahey, author of "The Gift of Failure."
Ali Benjamin, National Book Award finalist and International bestselling authorProfessional Book Nerds
On today's episode, Adam chats with Ali Benjamin about her latest novel, The Next Great Paulie Fink. The book is all about how storytelling can shape an individual, how we experience stories, and how we relate them to others.
Guest Storyteller: Shannon Cason7 Minute Stories
This episode features the first official guest to the 7ms Podcast. During this 7 minute segment I talk with fellow storyteller Shannon Cason. We dive into Shannon’s creative process, what inspires some of his stories and something we hope the storytelling art form can adopt in future.
Wolverine: The Long Night #1, Excellence #1, & Last Stop On the Red Line #1Drawn & Paneled
First up in the podcast is a brief Megacon report just before we dive into What’s Happening with two upcoming comic-inspired shows, the casting rumors for Batman and Netflix’s new deal with Dark Horse comics.
Back Issue: Superman: The Man Of SteelDrawn & Paneled
Today, we discuss the 1986 mini-series; Superman: The Man of Steel from DC Comics. George, Jason & Jon reminisce about their favorite versions of Superman and then take a deep dive into the series that retold the Man of Steel’s origin in a post Crisis on Infinite Earths world.
The Pale Blue Dot7 Minute Stories
After finding out the Milky Way Galaxy and the Andromeda Galaxy are on a collision course, I nearly panicked. But then, after some serendipitous inspiration from the great Carl Sagan, I made a discovery I had to share with one of the most important people on earth...
Avengers Endgame, Mortal Kombat 11, & Ossii Sound GlassesGenXGrownup
Like everyone else, we hash out Avengers Endgame, but even we know there is so much more to life! Jon talks about the shows that have been renewed (or had better be), George gets mad at Jon for not watching Cobra Kai, and Mo talks about a (relatively) new superhero TV show that’s a little offbeat!
Recent Reads and How Books Helped Me Fight DepressionProfessional Book Nerds
On today's episode, Adam chats about his recent book festival travels before discussing the books he's enjoyed recently. Then, he gets into how he overcame depression last year by focusing on stories in the books he was reading.
Downtown Cleveland’s Renaissance: Big Bets. Big Investments. Bold Leadership.Then There's Cleveland
The first episode of Then There's Cleveland features hosts Lauren and Michael asking guests Tom Yablonsky, one of Cleveland's well known underdogs Executive Director for the Historic Warehouse District and Historic Gateway District as well as and Justin Bibb, Vice President of Corporate Strategy at KeyBank who discuss some very poignant questions about Downtown Cleveland's renaissance.
Alafair BurkeProfessional Book Nerds
On today's episode, Adam chats with Alafair Burke who was in town for a library event! They discuss her latest thriller The Better Sister, how she uses tension from the criminal justice system to up the stakes for family dramas, and what it's like getting to work with Mary Higgins Clark.
Chill with the return of our Summer Reading ProgramProfessional Book Nerds
On today's episode, Adam returns from LA to chat with Christina about the upcoming OverDrive Summer Reading Program! She breaks down the awesome collection available to our school and library partners and then dives into the titles she's most excited about.
There Were Never Such Devoted Sister BooksProfessional Book Nerds
Christina and Rickie are back, this time joining Jill to discuss books featuring sisters! From going into hell to save your sister's soul to helping your sister cover up multiple murders to fighting your sister over the King of England, there's a little something for everyone in this list.
Johnny Phantasm, Little Bird, Low Road West (feat. Patrick Parnell)Drawn & Paneled
The guys welcome their new co-host, Jon to the show where we discuss What’s Happening with Avengers ticket sales, the new Joker trailer, Umbrella Academy’s renewal & weekly comic book reviews on the GenXGrownUp website.
Famous Father - Bridget's Last Promise to her DadBecause I Said I Would
Amongst the glitz and the glam of a childhood brimming in Hollywood royalty, Bridget - now a retired marriage, family and child counselor from Charlotte, North Carolina - gave one final nod to her family's legacy by making a promise to her Dad.
Spotlight: Cosmic Times (feat. Martin Pierro)Drawn & Paneled
Martin Pierro from Cosmic Times sits down with the Drawn & Paneled crew for our 1st Spotlight. We dig into his background, love of comics and the inspiration for creating Cosmic Times. Check the show notes for all the ways to find out more about Cosmic Times!
Unikorn, Assassin Nation, Obliv18n (feat. Don Handfield)Drawn & Paneled
The guys welcome film and comic creator Don Handfield to the show where we discuss what’s happening with the Disney/Fox merger, Marvel auctioning off props and where to start if you’re new to comics. In the round table, we cover Don’s book Unikorn, Assassin Nation, and Obliv18n. Finally, we give our top picks for March 27th, 2019.
Back Issue: Batman Year One (feat. Joel Rodriguez)Drawn & Paneled
The guys welcome comic creator Joel Rodriguez from Metal Ninja Studios back to the show to talk about Batman Year One. The guys dig deep discussing diary writing styles, corrupt cops, rookie vigilantes and more while marveling at the fantastic artwork. Check the show notes for all the ways to find out more about Joel’s book, Dusk County Chronicles!
Back Issue: Ms. Marvel (feat. Ralf Singh)Drawn & Paneled
The guys welcome comic creator Ralf Singh back to the show to talk about the marvelous Ms. Marvel #1-3. The guys dig deep in this one discussing everything including amnesia, the 70’s feminist movement and 7th senses. We also have fun talking about all of the antagonists, especially our favorite, J. Jonah Jameson. Check the show notes for all the ways to find out more about Ralf’s book, Zinnober!
Give Him a Strong Name: Brittany and Her BoyBecause I Said I Would
Brittany is a realtor in the Denver, Colorado area where she has lived her entire life. For a realtor, Brittany understands a strange amount of complex medical terminology but she did not gather this knowledge out of some sort of personal interest or past career.
Life Is Strange, Zinnober, Vindication (feat. Ralf Singh)Drawn & Paneled
The guys welcome comic creator Ralf Singh from Scout Comics to the show where we discuss what’s happening with the latest Netflix cancelations, Aftershock Comics’ newest hire, and our upcoming convention schedule. In the round table, we cover Ralph’s book Zinnober, Vindication, and Life is Strange. Finally, we give our top picks for February 27th, 2019.
Pensacon 2019 Live Stream Special EditionGenXGrownup
GenXGrownUp was in attendance at Pensacon 2019 in Pensacola, Florida. After a full day of taking in the sights & sounds at the Bay Center, Jon, George, & Mo gathered around a microphone in the hotel for a first-ever live streamed podcast episode.
Back Issue: Kraven’s Last Hunt (feat. Joseph Schmalke)Drawn & Paneled
The guys welcome comic creator Joseph Schmalke back to the show to talk about arguably the greatest Spider-man tale ever told, Kraven’s Last Hunt. There are hunters, spiders, and rat men, oh my! The guys dive deep discussing the action both physical and psychological that take place in this epic tale. Check the show notes for all the ways to find out more about all of Joe’s books!
The Freeze, Cherry Blackbird, Wyrd (feat. Joseph Schmalke)Drawn & Paneled
The guys welcome comic creator Joseph Schmalke to the show where we discuss news on Deadpool remaining R under Disney, Walking Dead rumors, Y the Last Man, and the passing of Rocket Raccoon. In the round table, we cover Joe’s book Cherry Blackbird, Wyrd, and The Freeze. Finally, we give our top picks for February 13th, 2019. Check out the show notes on ways to find Cherry Blackbird and other books by Joe!
Backtrack: Battle of the Network StarsGenXGrownup
Back in the ’70s and ’80s, when you only had original programming on three channels (PBS didn’t count), there was a dark thing called “reruns.” This was when all the new shows were just repeated week after week while we waited for the new season to arrive. But there was a bright light in the darkness called Battle of the Network Stars!
Back Issue: Crisis On Infinite Earths (feat. Justin Ryan)Drawn & Paneled
The guys welcome Justin Ryan from Alterna Comics back to the show to talk about the massive DC crossover of the 80s, Crisis on Infinite Earths. The discussion spans the multiverse of creators, characters, and stories of this epic mini-series. No matter which earth you reside on, the Anti-Monitor is coming! Check the show notes for all the ways to find out more about Justin’s book, Trespasser, and Alterna Comics.
Trespasser, Middlewest, The Seeds (feat. Justin Ryan)Drawn & Paneled
The guys welcome Justin Ryan from Alterna Comics to the show where we discuss news on Black Panther’s Oscar nomination, George Perez’s retirement, a comic book heist, and The Boy’s trailer. Plus, listener feedback! In the round table, we cover Justin’s book Trespasser, Middlewest, and The Seeds. Finally, we give our top picks for January 30th, 2019.
Back Issue: Spawn #1 (feat. Joel Rodriguez)Drawn & Paneled
George & Jason welcome Joel Rodriguez from Metal Ninja Studios to the show where they discuss the indie comic that started it all, Spawn #1. The guys really dive into this first issue where they discuss everything from the creative team to deals with the devil. Check the show notes for all the ways to find out more about our friends at Metal Ninja Studios.
Dark Matter: Rise of the Lexicons, The Magic Order, Firefly (feat. Tony Kittrell)Drawn & Paneled
In this episode, George & Jason welcome Tony Kittrell from Advent Comics to the show who braved a storm and microphone issues to help us discuss news on Stan Lee in World of Warcraft, Tin Tin’s Birthday, and a 17-year-old’s comic creation. In the round table, we cover Dark Matter Rise of the Lexicons, The Magic Order and Firefly. Finally, we give our top picks for January 16th, 2019.
What's Happening in Cleveland Music
Cleveland Scene decided to give us the 2019 Cleveland music lowdown! Our music podcast, Riffs on Riffs made the list!! Season 1 has 11 amazing episodes ready for your listening pleasure. From Jay-Z to Taylor Swift, you’ll get the facts on where these popular artists sampled from.
Shedding Light on Special Needs PlanningSkylight Financial Group
Do you have questions on special needs planning? Check out Skylight Financial Group's latest podcast episode featuring members of our special needs planning team who will shed light on commonly asked questions and concerns expressed during the financial planning process.
Back Issue: Aquaman (feat. Chris Fernandez)Drawn & Paneled
In this episode, George & Jason welcome Chris Fernandez from Mad Cave Studios to the show where we discuss DC’s latest box office star, Aquaman. The guys talk about the King of Atlantis’s long and murky history from origin changes to costume changes. Check the show notes for all the ways to find out more about our friends at Mad Cave Studios.
Bandersnatch, Lemmings Mobile, & Oculus GoGenXGrownup
George wonders, "Is watching a movie on an Oculus Go with other people in the room rude?" Mo wonders, "What can I build to justify owning a 3D printer?" And Jon has the deepest thought of us all, "Can Holmes and Watson really be that bad?" These and other meta-physical thoughts are discussed on this week's podcast!
Honor & Curse, Stranger Things, & Klaus & The Crying Snowman (feat. Chris Fernandez)Drawn & Paneled
In this episode of the Drawn & Paneled Podcast, George & Jason welcome Chris Fernandez from Mad Cave Studios to the show where we discuss news on DC Toys, Aquaman's Box Office success, and a quick Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse review. We also announce our contest winner. In the roundtable, we cover Honor and Curse, Stranger Things, and Klaus and the Crying Snowman.
Back Issue: Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars (feat. Jay Magnum)Drawn & Paneled
In this episode, George & Jason welcome Jay Magnum from Pet Piranha Studios to the show where we discuss the crossover that started it all, Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars. The guys talk about all of the action, deep story points and strange bedfellows. As always, Hail Doom! Check the show notes for all the ways to purchase Jay’s book, Astral Genesis. Astral Genesis is available in digital format, soft cover and hardcover.
Mind Hunter, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, & DK RestorationGenXGrownup
In this episode, Jon sits next to an annoying Star Wars fanboy at The Last Jedi, Mo geeks out about Doctor Who, and special guest Emceemur shares a game glitch which actually forced him into a great gaming experience! All this plus more on TV, movies, gaming and life!
The Rookie, Anki Overdrive, & Just Cause 4GenXGrownup
This year is almost over and in this, our last podcast of the year, George tells us of a TV series and movie that are worth your time, Jon and Mo discuss Just Cause 4 and how it’s not a bad game, just not a great sequel, and we each give one of our favorite movies of the last year!
Charlaine Harris (!!) and announcing the PBN 2019 Reading ChallengeProfessional Book Nerds
On today's episode, Jill and Adam interview the great Charlaine Harris, well known author of the Sookie Stackhouse Chronicles, The Aurora Teagarden series, and the Midnight, Texas series, all of which have been turned into television adaptations.
Astral Genesis, Die, & Solar Flare (feat. Jay Magnum)Drawn & Paneled
In this episode, George & Jason welcome Jay Magnum from Pet Piranha Studios to the show where we discuss news on the newest casting for DC’s streaming shows, Spider-Man movie announcements, the crazy prices for Shadow Year One #1, and an extension in the Drawn & Paneled contest. In the round table we cover Astral Genesis, Die, and Solar Flare Season 3. Finally, we give our top picks for December 19th, 2018
Backtrack: Celebrity Charity EventsGenXGrownup
Back in the 80’s Bob Geldof, a singer and activist, started Band Aid to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. Whether it was intentional or not, that started a wave of celebrity activism which raised millions for various causes and created a few number one music hits as well.
Back Issue: The Infinity Gauntlet (feat. Mark Darden)Drawn & Paneled
In this Back Issue episode of the Drawn & Paneled Podcast, George & Jason welcome Guano Guy creator, Mark Darden, to the show where we discuss the classic Marvel extravaganza from 1991, the Infinity Gauntlet! The guys share their thoughts on everyone’s favorite Mad Titan, Thanos, and his epic battle with the entire Marvel Universe.
Kari Lynn Dell, author of Mistletoe in TexasProfessional Book Nerds
Today’s episode is sponsored by Sourcebooks and Sourcebooks Casablanca and features a conversation with romance suspense writer Kari Lynn Dell whose contemporary western romance series Texas Rodeo includes Reckless in Texas, Tangled in Texas, Tougher in Texas, Fearless in Texas and the new holiday special Mistletoe in Texas.
Guano Guy, Black Badge, & Pearl (feat. Mark Darden)Drawn & Paneled
In this episode, George & Jason welcome Mark Darden, the creator of Guano Guy, to the show where we discuss news on Image Comics, 2000AD, Aspen Comics, and how you can enter the 1st ever Drawn & Paneled Giveaway Contest. In the round table we discuss Guano Guy, Black Badge and Pearl. Finally, we give our top picks for December 5th, 2018.
Front Porch Media Network Joins the Libsyn Podcast Distribution Platform
Front Porch Media Network (Front Porch), a Cleveland, OH-based podcast network, has selected Libsyn as their new podcast hosting platform to power their ever-growing stable of media channels: EvergreenPodcasts.com, TheFrontPorchPeople.com, and PitPassMoto.com
Back Issue: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (feat. Joel Rodriguez)Drawn & Paneled
In this episode of the Drawn & Paneled Podcast, George & Jason welcome Joel Rodriguez from Metal Ninja Studios to the show where we discuss a classic issue from 1984 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1! The guys share their thoughts on the Turtles’ debut and how the first issue is much different than the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles we know today. The guys also respond to listener feedback regarding comic book annuals.
Stan “The Man” Lee Retrospective (feat. Mo)Drawn & Paneled
In this episode, George & Jason welcome Mo from GenXGrownUp to the show where we discuss news on Supergirl, Scout Comics' latest movie deal, and the news that crushed the comic book world. In honor of Stan "The Man" Lee, we take a break from the round table to discuss and remember the legendary creator and reflect on his amazing career before, during and after Marvel comics.
Back Issue: The New Teen Titans #1 (feat. Jon & Mo)Drawn & Paneled
In this Back Issue episode of the Drawn & Paneled Podcast, George & Jason welcome the team from GenXGrownUp, Jon & Mo, to the show where we discuss a seminal title from 1980 - The New Teen Titans #1! The guys share their thoughts on Raven, Robin, Cyborg, Kid Flash, Beast Boy, & Wonder Girl as they come together to rescue Starfire and form the team we all know and love.
Halloween, Fix-It Felix Jr., & Call of CthulhuGenXGrownup
You would never believe this but Jon is still talking about Wreck it Ralph 2! When we do get a word in edgewise, George gives us a surprising update on the #NOFILTER interactive game and Mo talks about the new video game based on Call of Cthulhu.
The Shepherd, Dead Rabbit, & Weirdsdale (feat. Andrea Molinari)Drawn & Paneled
In this episode of the Drawn & Paneled Podcast, George & Jason welcome the Editor of Caliber Comics, Andrea Molinari to the show where we discuss news on Black Panther, Birds Of Prey, a Falcon and Winter Soldier TV series & Netflix being sued by the Satanic Temple. In our Round Table segment, we review The Shepherd, Dead Rabbit, & Weirdsdale. Finally, we give our top comic book picks for November 7th, 2018.
Backtrack: GenX Kids’ BooksGenXGrownup
I didn't ask for much as a kid but the exception was when the Scholastic Book Fair was coming to my school! They had so many books that it was difficult to choose! Many of us developed our love for reading back then, so join us as we look back at some of the book experiences we had growing up in Generation X!
The Mall, Long Live Pro Wrestling, & Bone Parish (feat. James Haick)Drawn & Paneled
In episode one of the Drawn & Paneled Podcast, George & Jason welcome the President of Scout Comics, James Haick to the show where we discuss news on Netflix, Wonder Woman & Jimmy Kimmel. In our Round Table segment, we review The Mall, Long Live Pro Wrestling, & Bone Parish. Finally, we give our top comic book picks for October 31st, 2018.
The Haunting of Hill House, Plex Live TV, & FrostpunkGenXGrownup
In episode 32 of the GenGrownUp Podcast, Jon is still going on about yet another sequel that’s coming out, Mo finally sees some light with TellTale’s Walking Dead game, and George gives his opinion of the first weeks of the #NOFILTER interactive game.
Backtrack: Radio ShackGenXGrownup
This week's Backtrack Topic all about Radio Shack! Any GenX'er who was into anything electronic will have a story about visiting a Radio Shack. They were the place to go when you needed a hard to find part or when you wanted to speak with some knowledgeable people about CB radios, computers or anything that used electricity.
What OverDrive is Reading for Read an Ebook Day!Professional Book Nerds
Tuesday, September 18th is Read an Ebook Day! OverDrive's own holiday which celebrates a love for digital reading and for today's episode, Adam and Jill talk to some of their coworkers to find out what books they'll be reading.
Searching, Qi Charging, & Iron Fist 2GenXGrownup
In this week’s exciting episode, Jon brags about the Galaxy Watch’s awesome battery life, Mo is jealous of his awesome battery life and finds an old YouTube video from the MCU, and George discovers the joy of wireless charging! Plus much, much more amazing content from the perspective of GenX’ers!