Episode 49: PJ Haarsma

PJ Haarsma, Executive Producer of Con Man on Comic-Con HQ and author of the Softwire Series Rings of Orbis books, sits down with us to discuss the movies that have influenced him to be who he is today.  Join us, as we discuss silk shirts, tuna fishing, sleeping through alien visitations, and the Hogwarts Express to outer space.

Be sure to watch Con Man season 2, starring Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion, available now on Comic-Con HQ.  See if you can spot our host, Cheryl Jones, in select Long Con and Shock-A-Con crowd scenes! Even if you’ve never attended a comic con, you’ll love Con Man and its very funny look at the struggles of actor Wray Nerely to escape his cult sci-fi TV past.

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Here are links to items of interest mentioned in episode 49:

Con Man on Comic-Con HQ

Con Man: The Game

Spectrum comic book

Con Man on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

The Softwire book series

Rings of Orbis online game

Be sure to join us January 23 for episode 50, featuring Hal Lublin, voice actor who you can hear as Omnibus on Mighty Magiswords on Cartoon Network, as well as Welcome to Night Vale podcast and Thrilling Adventure Hour podcast. Hal also co-hosts the We Got This With Mark and Hal podcast and Tights and Fights podcast.

Episode 48: Los Angeles Podcast Festival, part 3 of 3, featuring Samm Levine, Wayne Federman, Todd Glass & Dave Anthony

Welcome to the final of our three special episodes recorded in the Podcast Lab during the 5th annual Los Angeles Podcast Festival at the Sofitel hotel in Beverly Hills, CA, Sept. 23-25, 2016.  We’re already looking forward to next year’s festival and invite you to join us! Keep an eye on the L.A. Podcast Festival website for more information and make your plans to be there!  It’s an amazing and extremely entertaining weekend for podcasters and fans, alike.  Our continued thanks to Graham Elwood, Chris Mancini and Dave Anthony for creating and producing this annual highlight.

We spent the weekend recording segments with our fellow podcasters and special guests, who we asked to tell us about one film that influenced them to be who they are.  In this episode, you’ll hear from:

Be sure to check out all the terrific podcasts and projects mentioned in this episode!

Join us again January 9 for episode 49 with PJ Haarsma, author of The SoftwireSeries, Rings of Orbis books and Executive Producer of Con Man starring Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion on Comic-Con HQ (season 2 now available!).  Be sure to check out the Spectrum comic book and Con Man: The Game!

Also, be sure to join us January 23 for episode 50 with Hal Lublin, voice-over actor currently appearing in The Mighty Magiswords on Cartoon Network, Thrilling Adventure Hour podcast and Welcome to Nightvale podcast, and co-host of We Got This With Mark and Hal podcast and Tights and Fights podcast.

What do you think of the films chosen by our guests in this episode?  Visit our Contact Us page to send us your thoughts.  Or you can send us a message directly by emailing moviesmademepod@gmail.com.  We’d love to hear from you!

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Episode 25: Monica Parker

Monica Parker, author of Getting Waisted: A Survival Guide to Being Fat in a Society That Loves Thin and OMG! How Children See God; co-writer of the beloved animated film All Dogs Go To Heaven; and theater, film and television actor, joins us to delve into the films that have influenced her to become the woman she is today.  Listen in, as we discuss the power of packaging, discovering your inner Norma Rae, enjoying violence (in the proper places), and philosophical spirals.

We’re giving you a heads-up that you won’t want to miss episode 26, coming February 22!  We’re celebrating the first anniversary of the Movies Made Me podcast by bringing back five guests from past episodes for a free-wheeling group conversation looking back at the year.  Join the fun with Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (episode 7), Janet Joyce Holden (episode 2), Michelle Nava (episode 3), Dan Shippey (episode 8), and Kelly Shippey (episode 13)!  Mark your calendar and join the party!

Don’t forget, you can now view and download the Complete List of Influential Films chosen by our guests.  With over 100 films mentioned, so far, you can discover plenty of amazing movies to enjoy!  Be sure to use our Contact Us page to let us know when our guests have inspired you to watch something you’ve never seen before, or when they’ve given you a new way of seeing an old favorite.

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Here are a few links to items of interest mentioned in episode 25:

Getting Waisted: A Survival Guide to Being Fat in a Society That Loves Thin on Amazon

OMG! How Children See God on Amazon

GettingWaisted.com

Monica Parker on IMDB

 

Episode 24: David Blake Lucarelli

David Blake Lucarelli, author of the graphic novel series The Children’s Vampire Hunting Brigade, editor of the horror anthology Winter Horror Days (also featuring our episode 2 guest Janet Joyce Holden) and motion picture ADR Recordist, discusses the films that have influenced him to be the person he is today.  Join us, as we delve into completing the circle, living in other worlds, loving your favorite rock band even when they threaten to sue, and swimming with Cheap Trick.

Have you ever wished you could see a full list of all the amazing films chosen by Movies Made Me guests?  We’ve got you covered!  Just visit our Complete List of Influential Films page to download the list.  It’s a great way to look over all the films mentioned on the show and note the ones you want to watch!

Tell us what you think of the podcast by commenting here or leave us your thoughts on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.  Also, you can now submit your questions and comments through our Contact Us page.

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Here are a few links to items of interest mentioned in episode 24:

The Children’s Vampire Hunting Brigade

Winter Horror Days on Amazon

Horror Writers Association

David Blake Lucarelli on IMDB

 

Episode 17: Tara Ison

Tara Ison, author of “Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love, and Die at the Movies,” joins us for an insightful and entertaining conversation about the remarkable influence of films on her understanding of the world.  Her book recounts the life lessons she has taken from films throughout her life, incorporating roughly 110 film references in a thoughtful and often very funny memoir of growing up learning about life in the glow of the silver screen.  Join us, as we discuss the lax parenting of the 1970’s, power without understanding, how not to lose your virginity, and how Alcatraz can change your life.

Be sure to join us November 2 for episode 18 of Movies Made Me, the second of our two part series from the L.A. Podcast Festival, featuring Leonard Maltin and Marc Maron.  And don’t miss episode 19, available November 16, featuring actor Clancy Brown, our first guest who has been in films chosen by our previous guests (“The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the Eighth Dimension” and “Highlander”)!

What do you think of the films chosen by our guest in this episode?  Tell us by commenting here, or leave us your thoughts on Facebook or Twitter.  Remember, you can now follow us on Instagram!

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Be sure to check out these links to learn more about author Tara Ison and her work:

Tara Ison website

Tara Ison on Facebook

Tara Ison on Amazon

 

 

 

 

Episode 2: Janet Joyce Holden

Welcome back!  Today, we present episode two of the Movies Made Me podcast.  This is the first of our regular discussion-based episodes and we are extremely proud to feature author Janet Joyce Holden.

We met with Janet in her home and spent a delightful afternoon discussing the films she feels most influenced her to become the person she is today. Consider yourselves warned, her movies are not for the faint of heart!  So, delve into the dark recesses of an author’s mind and learn how films have helped inspire the detailed worlds she creates.

And, please, let us know what you think of the podcast, so far.  Leave comments here or click to comment on our Facebook page or Twitter feed.

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Please follow these links for more information on Janet Joyce Holden’s currently available works of dark fiction:

Blood Nocturnal:  Book 2 of the Origins of Blood Series

Blood Paternal: Book 1 of the Origins of Blood Series

The Only Red is Blood

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