Episode 174: Las Vegas Shooting

Las Vegas native, Gary Lopez, sits down with Martin to talk about the tragic shooting that happened on the Las Vegas Strip. Gary shares his firsthand accounts from the Strip as he did his best to help injured victims. 

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Episode 168: Motorcycle Mischief

Gary Lopez is back with yet another crazy story involving his newly acquired motorcycle. This particular story involves Gary making the absolute wrong decision after a cop gets involved. 

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Episode 167: Justine Gorny

Martin hangs out with his hilarious friend, Justine Gorny. Justine talks about growing up in Las Vegas, obsessing over lesbian films, and her lifelong love of stand-up comedy. 

Episode 166: New Book Update

Martin squeezes in some time for a quick update on his forthcoming short story collection Dolph the Unicorn Killer and Other Stories. He also talks about the genesis of the book and the personal significance of it in his writing journey.

Episode 165: Rewind (A Block of Words)

Take a ride on the Way-Back Machine, all the way back to April 7, 2014, for Episode 10 as Martin walks the audio tightrope by recording solo. He talks about his writing process, Joss Whedon, and why you shouldn't text and drive. 

Episode 164: Heroes, Villains, and Motorcycles

Gary Lopez is back! He and Martin talk about why some of their favorite TV shows went from great to crap and Gary tells an epic story about his first time riding a motorcycle. (And, weirdly enough, this episode has Logan spoilers, so be warned.)

Episode 162: William Bryan Smith

Martin's guest this week is William Bryan Smith, author of Free Range Men. Smith talks with Martin about being a private investigator, earning his MFA from Bennginton College, and teaching literature in the Pennsylvania State Correctional System.

Episode 161: Green Eggs and Ham

Introducing...um...what's his name? Martin's friend "Paul" hangs out on the podcast this week and proves to be a virtual man of mystery. "Paul" shares some amazing stories, while avoiding every single question Martin asks.

Episode 160: Timothy Sunderland

Timothy Sunderland, author of Rules for Giving, is Martin's guest this week. Timothy talks about spending 19 months as a police officer, covering the 1984 Olympics, and making a career in the marketing industry (despite never having seen Mad Men!). 

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Episode 159: Blondie and the Brit

On April 6, 2017, Martin made his second appearance on Blondie and the Brit, a podcast about writing and publishing hosted by KJ Waters (Blondie) and Suzanne Kelman (the Brit). This is a fun upbeat interview that also has very poignant moments where Martin opens up about the struggles we all face on the writer's journey. 

Episode 157: Comic Book Movies

Gary Lopez is back, making his second appearance on the show. He and Martin get into two of their favorite topics: comic books and movies. From the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the DC Cinematic Universe, Martin and Gary cover a lot of geeky superhero ground.