HTGYG Show #101: Interview with Michael Taylor of Story Hour Audio Adventures

In this episode, recorded before my computer messed up, I interview Michael Taylor, author of the children’s story series Story Hour Audio Adventures, and we discuss how his children inspired his stories, and how they enjoy listening to the podcast!

And don’t forget to go over to the Parsec Awards site and nominate your favorite speculative fiction podcasts – nominations are open until June 1!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek-at-gmail-dot-com, or call my NEW voicemail number at (678) 235-GROW (4769) and leave your thoughts. And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter at SusietheGeek or the show at HowToGrowGeek!

Logo Art by Tim Coffey
Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton

Promo: The Chronic Rift and The One Tree Hill Podcast

HTGYG Show #94: Legos with Gary!

This episode, Gary joins me in a spirited discussion about Legos and how our kids play with them! We also discuss creativity and keeping our kids from growing up too soon! I’ll have the second part of our discussion, covering the topics of books and sports for kids among other things, in the next episode. Thanks so much to Gary for chatting with me, and for all he does for us at HTGYG!

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Check out this great history of Legos at MentalFloss!

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And this great visual explanation of how the Legos get to you from CNET!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek-at-gmail-dot-com, or call my NEW voicemail number at  (678) 235-GROW (4769) and leave your thoughts.  And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter at SusietheGeek or the show at HowToGrowGeek!

Logo Art by Tim Coffey
Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton

Promo: Dragon Page With Class and Tuning in to SciFi TV

HTGYG Show #46: Part 2: Interview with Tracy Hickman

This week, I am delighted to present the second part my interview with Tracy Hickman, accomplished author and a true gentleman. He gives some great writing and parenting advice, as an experienced Geek Parent Grand Master!

Thanks for all the input, and keep it coming!  And, if you have some time, I would appreciate a review on iTunes!

Don’t forget to check out the 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek – at-gmail -dot-com, or call my voicemail number at 206-202-7309 and leave your thoughts. You can also visit our forum at the Farpoint Forums. And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter!

Promos: Great Hites and Dragon Page with Class

Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton

HTGYG Show #45: Interview with Tracy Hickman and Xtreme Dungeon Mastery

This week, I am delighted to present my interview with Tracy Hickman, accomplished author and a true gentleman. We talk about his body of work, including the Dragonlance books, as well as his new book Xtreme Dungeon Mastery, which can help us make our pen-and-paper games much more fun and exciting. We had so much great material that I am saving some of his writing and parenting advice for another show soon! He is pictured below with his wife and writing partner Laura Hickman.

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Where to order XDM

A review from an experienced DM

A review from a player

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Above, Tracy Hickman is pictured with writing partner Margaret Weis. (Photo by Eva Schiffer)

Thanks for all the input, and keep it coming! And, if you have some time, I would appreciate a review on iTunes!

Don’t forget to check out the 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek – at-gmail -dot-com, or call my voicemail number at 206-202-7309 and leave your thoughts. You can also visit our forum at the Farpoint Forums. And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter!

Promos: Slice of SciFi and The Dragon Page Cover to Cover

Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton

HTGYG Show #39: Interview with Tim from The Babylon Podcast

This week we are delighted to have Tim Callender from The Babylon Podcast on to discuss Babylon 5, sci-fi, and robot building with his kids. If you are a fan of B5, you should definitely check them out!

Thanks for all the input, and keep it coming! And, if you have some time, I would appreciate a review on iTunes! And if you appreciate this show and other great Farpoint Media shows, please visit my website and contribute to the campaign to help Farpoint Media!

Don’t forget to check out the 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek – at-gmail -dot-com, or call my voicemail number at 206-202-7309 and leave your thoughts. You can also visit our forum at the Farpoint Forums. And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter!

Promos: The Babylon Podcast

Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton

HTGYG Show #35: Interview with Stephen Granade from Dragon*Con TV

This week we have an interview with the multi-talented Stephen Granade, who not only works on Dragon*Con TV and the What the Cast? podcast, but is also a real life rocket scientist working on projects for NASA, including the current Hubble repair mission! We talk about teaching science, Space Camp, raising geeky kids, and fun stuff in general. His website and blog is Live Granades and he is Sargent on Twitter.

Stephen also recommends his friend Matthew Amster-Burton’s book Hungry Monkey, about the trial and tribulations of trying to feed your kids.

Thanks so much to Stephen, pictured in the spotlight below!!

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Also, Kevin Cumming’s son Evan has also written and is producing an audio drama, The Airship Diaries, and I encourage you all to check it out. Kevin is a proud dad, and Evan’s work sounds great!

Thanks for all the input, and keep it coming! And, if you have some time, I would appreciate a review on iTunes! And if you appreciate this show and other great Farpoint Media shows, please visit my website and contribute to the campaign to help Farpoint Media!

Don’t forget to check out the 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek – at-gmail -dot-com, or call my voicemail number at 206-202-7309 and leave your thoughts. You can also visit our forum at the Farpoint Forums.And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter!

Promos:  The Parsec Awards and What the Cast?

Logo Art by Tim Coffey
Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton

HTGYG Show #33: Talking with Kevin Cummings from Short Cummings Audio

This week I bring you a great chat I had with Kevin Cummings, of Short Cummings Audio, about parenting, books and science fair projects! If you have never heard him before, you will definitely want to check out his show – link below!

Thanks for all the input, and keep it coming! And, if you have some time, I would appreciate a review on iTunes!

Don’t forget to check out the 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek – at-gmail -dot-com, or call my voicemail number at 206-202-7309 and leave your thoughts. You can also visit our forum at the Farpoint Forums.And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter!

Promos: Short Cummings Audio and Dragon Page With Class

Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton

Here are some pictures of Kevin’s sons with some of their science projects!

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HTGYG Show #32: Interview with Variant Frequencies’ Rick Stringer

I begin my interview series with other geeky parents today with an interview with Rick Stringer, from the Variant Frequencies podcast. We discuss his show, podcasting, parenting, gaming with our kids, and many other topics. Thanks to Rick for the interview!

Thanks for all the input, and keep it coming! And, if you have some time, I would appreciate a review on iTunes!

Don’t forget to check out the 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek – at-gmail -dot-com, or call my voicemail number at 206-202-7309 and leave your thoughts. You can also visit our forum at the Farpoint Forums.And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter!

Promos: Variant Frequencies and Podculture

Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton

Below – Rick’s son Neil with his giant Lego man!

Neil and Legoman

Geek of All Trades Interview with Arkle

I was interviewed by Arkle at the Geek of All Trades podcast last week.  We had a good talk about parenting, movies, some of the other Farpoint Media shows, and the podcasting community in general. The episode is posted here, and you can check it out! I talk a lot, and sound very Southern – my accent was definitely turned up to 11 in this show!

Warning – Arkle’s podcast is not appropriate for young kids.

Enjoy!

Susie

HTGYG Show #27: Interview with Jack and Theresa

This week, I am interviewed by Jack and Theresa Jaffee from The Jack and Theresa Show, about how to age-appropriately handle sci-fi, fantasy and games for kids. They generously allowed me to use the interview here as well!

We also have a voicemail from Tim with a useful download for limiting the terms that kids can search the Internet for, and I have some cool new bumpers from some of my podcasting friends.

Thanks for all the input, and keep it coming! And, if you have some time, I would appreciate a review on iTunes!

Don’t forget to check out the 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek – at-gmail -dot-com, or call my voicemail number at 206-202-7309 and leave your thoughts. You can also visit our forum at the Farpoint Forums.And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter!

Bumpers: Jack Mangan’s Deadpan and Short Cummings Audio

Promo: Short Cummings Audio

Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton
Sound effects and other music courtesy of pacdv.com