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.
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!).
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.
M.L. Welker, author of Blockbuster Blueprint: A Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting a Best-selling Story, talks with Martin about the hidden formula that all blockbuster movies and novels follow. He and Martin also talk about growing up in the Inland Empire.
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.
Martin continues talking with his hilarious Canadian pal Liz Hersey about her list of 14 Archetypes of Teen TV Dramas. Liz continues to break down how all of the characters from your beloved teen shows fall into one of fourteen archetypes, such as "Tyrion Lannister" and "The Slim Shady."
Liz Hersey joins Martin to talk about her list of list of 14 Archetypes of Teen TV Dramas. Liz breaks down how all of the characters from your beloved teen shows fall into one of fourteen archetypes, such as "The Katniss Everdeen" and "The James Dean."
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...
Martin's guest is Anna LeBaron, author of the memoir The Polygamist's Daughter. Anna talks about growing up in a murderous polygamist cult, running away at the age of 13, and eventually reclaiming her life.
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.
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.
Martin and his Canadian pal, Liz Hersey, wrap up their epic conversation about all of the major nominees in the 89th Academy Awards.
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.
Take a ride on the Way-Back Machine, all the way back to April 29, 2014, and listen in as Martin and Chanel talk about a trip they took to Las Vegas to celebrate Chanel's birthday (SPOILER: Chanel makes some erotically inappropriate comments about a Cirque du Soleil clown).
The Martin Lastrapes Show Podcast Hour debuted on January 21, 2014, with "Episode One: Origin Story." Take a ride on the Way-Back Machine and listen in as Martin introduces himself to the podcast universe for the very first time.
Martin's favorite Canadian, Liz Hersey, is back on the show! Liz and Martin get into the darker side of Saved by the Bell, from Screech's lascivious sex tape to Peter Engel's obsession with getting his cast hopped up on speed.
Mark Allan Gunnells makes a triumphant return! Mark talks about his new novel Where the Dead Go To Die and his experience collaborating with co-author, Aaron Dries. Then he and Martin fall down the rabbit hole as they geek out over Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
John Palisano, 2016 Bram Stoker Award Winner, is Martin's guest this week. John talks about writing horror, being the Vice President of the Horror Writers Association, and what it was like to win the Bram Stoker Award.
Liz Hersey returns for Thanksgiving...you're welcome! Liz and Martin share tips on blogging and podcasting, offering valuable insights on how to get started, persevere, and ultimately succeed in sharing your voice and finding your audience.