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. 

Episode 154: Gary Lopez

Who in the world is Gary Lopez? If you're not asking that, you should be. And the answer is Gary Lopez is the newest addition to The Martin Lastrapes Show Podcast Hour. Why? Take a listen and find out for yourself... 

Episode 151: Oscar Films (2017) | PART TWO

Martin and Chanel are back with PART TWO of their Oscars chat. They finish talking about the other five Best Picture nominees (Moonlight, Lion, Hacksaw Ridge, Arrival, and Hidden Figures), while also talking about the 89th Academy Awards ceremony.

Episode 150: Oscar Films (2017) | PART ONE

She's back! After a year away from the show, Chanel Chakko is back to chat with Martin about 4 of the 9 films nominated for Best Picture at the 2017 Academy Awards: Manchester by the Sea, Fences, Hell or High Water, and La La Land. 

Episode 148: Oscar Nominees | PART ONE

It's Oscar season! So, of course, that means Martin and his Canadian pal, Liz Hersey, got behind the mics and went deep as they talked about all the major nominees in the 89th Academy Awards.