Hourlings Podcast Project S4E1

Hourlings Podcast S4E1 – 2023 In Review, 2024 Goals (23m)

January 11, 2024 davidkeener 0

S4E1 of the Hourlings Podcast Project (23 minutes) is now available on YouTube. We’re back after a lengthy hiatus to discuss how 2023 went for us all from a writing perspective. After giving all of our excuses for falling off our planned schedules for 2023, we’ll turn to the bright and shiny 2024 and prognosticate on our goals for the new year.

Podcasting Magic

Where the Podcasting Magic Happens

August 12, 2023 davidkeener 0

A few years ago, Martin Wilsey, S.C. Megale and I did a podcast episode entitled “Where Writers Write,” in which we showed the various places in which we typically accomplished our writing. For me, I tend to write in lots of different locations, as you’ll see if you watch that episode. However, for podcasting, all the magic happens in a single place. With my fellow participants, I’ve recorded 141 episodes of the “Hourlings Podcast Project” in my office.

Martin Wilsey in the Bunker

Hourlings Podcast Project: GUNS!

July 24, 2023 davidkeener 0

Stories are about conflict. For that reason, guns often feature in our stories. Sadly, a lot of writers get the details wrong. Martin Wilsey, our resident gun expert, is here to give a basic primer on guns and how to use them effectively in fiction. Meanwhile, S.C. Megale and David Keener will be peppering him with the questions you didn’t know you needed to ask. Followed by a Pop Quiz!!!

Hourlings Podcast Project S3E4: Economics - Solar System

Hourlings Podcast Project: Economics – Solar System

February 6, 2023 davidkeener 0

Economics is one of the tools that SF writers can use to add plausibility to their settings. In this episode, our fearless team of prognosticators will tackle the economics of one of the most common SF settings…humanity’s expansion into a solar system spanning civilization (think of The Expanse). What goods will people need…or want? How does economics affect government? Will there be space tourism? What about the trope of the grizzled Belter prospecting for fame, glory, and money in the asteroid belt…is that ever going to happen? How do we incorporate economics into our stories?

Hourlings Podcast Project, S2E13: Interview - Gregory Peterson

Hourlings Podcast Project: Interview – Gregory Peterson (25m)

July 4, 2022 davidkeener 0

In this episode, our intrepid panelists are interviewing Gregory Peterson, who just published his first novel, “War Machines.” The book is a near-future SF action thriller about a disgraced Marine turned high-tech thief and the predicament he finds himself in when he’s forced to take on one last “too good to be true” mission for a dangerous mob boss.

Hourlings Podcast Project, S2E12 - Time Travel in Fiction

Hourlings Podcast Project: Time Travel in Fiction (41m)

June 30, 2022 davidkeener 0

This episode’s topic is “Time Travel in Fiction,” in which our pugnacious panelists discuss time travel stories, starting with the basics…What fascinates people about time travel? Why would anybody WANT to travel into the past? If you could travel in time, what kind of time machine would you want (ex. – TARDIS, Delorean, hot tub, or space-time donut)?

Hourlings Podcast Project, S2E11 - Handy Websites

Hourlings Podcast Project: Handy Websites (24m)

June 19, 2022 davidkeener 0

This episode’s topic is “Handy Websites,” in which our illustrious panel discusses their favorite writing-related websites and tools. Let’s face it…writing is hard. Any website or tool that can make your life easier is a big deal!

Hourlings Podcast Project, S2E9 - Medicine in Fiction

Hourlings Podcast Project: Medicine in Fiction (24m)

June 5, 2022 davidkeener 0

This episode’s topic is “Medicine in Fiction,” in which our illustrious panel discusses how medicine is handled in stories. From the effects of vacuum and zero-G on astronauts to the dangers of new worlds, from man-made viruses to nano-threats, our authors will cover everything they can think of. They’ll also talk about their favorite examples of doctors in SF books.