The Martin Lastrapes Show Podcast Hour
By Martin Lastrapes
The Martin Lastrapes Show Podcast HourApr 13, 2015
Episode 230: m.a. Arana
m.a. Arana is a writer, poet, and editor from the Los Angeles area. She has published many poems and short stories, and recently published her debut novel, Winged Clipped. Martin and m.a. first met over a decade ago at a creative writing workshop that Martin was teaching; m.a. was in attendance as an aspiring author, and now, all these years later, she joins Martin on the podcast to chat about her new book, her writing process, and her first public event to launch Wing Clipped.
Episode 229: Martin Interviews ChatGPT
Martin interviews ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence chatbot trained to generate natural language responses to human questions. During the interview, Martin asks questions such as, "Are you an evil computer intent on taking over the world?" and "Who is Martin Lastrapes?" The answers will astound you! Martin also asks ChatGPT about its favorite movies and what kind of novel it would like to write.
Episode 228: The Future Bank Robber
Just in time for Christmas (if that sort of thing matters to you)! In this episode Martin explains the classic narrative arc…in so far a she understands it, which includes a lot of Star Wars references (good luck, listener). He also reads from his blog article "The Future Bank Robber," which reflects on choices and consequences in storytelling.
Episode 227: Healing Halloween
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! In the finale of his very special three-episode Halloween eleganza podcast spectacular, Martin reflects on his month-long 2022 horror movie marathon. He also goes into the MartinLastrapes.com vault to revisit his favorite Halloween blog post, "Healing Halloween."
Episode 226: Sin City
Do you know about the tunnels beneath Las Vegas? In PART 2 or this very special three-episode Halloween eleganza podcast spectacular, Martin shares an exclusive audio reading of his spooky short story, "Sin City."
Episode 225: Belinda's Edge
To celebrate the spooky season, Martin is presenting a very special three-episode Halloween eleganza podcast spectacular! In this episode, Martin gives an exclusive audio reading of the darkest, most twisted short story he's ever written: "Belinda's Edge"
Episode 224: My Favorite Dark Fiction
Martin shares the genesis of his Sheperd.com article, The Best Dark Fiction Books that Explore the Hidden Shadows of Humanity. He also reads from the article, offering some insights into his favorite dark fiction books.
Episode 223: Ben Fox
Ben Fox, creator of Shepherd.com, talks to Martin about his awesome website that helps readers discover their next favorite book. He also talks about some of his own favorite books, living abroad, and the behind-the-scenes work of creating Shepherd.com.
Episode 222: Tammy Salyer
Author and editor Tammy Salyer talks with Martin about indie publishing, book editing, and outlining novels.
Episode 221: Negative Reviews
Martin talks about what it's like to receive negative reviews and reads a few brutal reviews he's received for his books. He also shares an update on his hunt for a literary agent.
Episode 220: Will Entrekin
Martin talks to his old pal, Will Entrekin, about indie publishing, querying literary agents, and his new novel, Secondhand Emotions. Martin also talks about his current obsession will RuPaul's Drag Race.
Episode 219: Literary Agent Hunting
Martin talks about finishing his new novel, indie publishing vs. traditional publishing, and his current hunt for a literary agent. He also talks about why he stopped podcasting for over a year (did you miss him?).
Episode 218: JK Allen
JK Allen, author of Half Blood Alliance, talks with Martin about growing up half-Asian in Michigan, her love of genre fiction, and the importance of good editing.
Episode 217: Wild Within (Cast & Crew)
Martin talks with the cast and crew of Wild Within: Tonya Todd, Ryan Eicher, Clay Trimble, and Maria Bement.
Episode 216: MV Ellis
Romance author, MV Ellis, talks with Martin (all the way from Australia!) about book marketing, looking up hot guys on Instagram, and the benefits of writing in the middle of the night.
Episode 215: C.S. Alleyne
Horror author, C.S. Alleyne, talks with Martin about her debut novel, Belle Vue, her writing process, and her love of horror fiction, and her fascination is insane asylums.
Episode 214: Franze and Friends
Martin appeared as a guest on Franze and Friends with Jay Franze and Keith Sensing. He talks about Dolph the Unicorn Killer & Other Stories, indie publishing, and the first time he made a move on Chanel.
Episode 213: Mark Allan Gunnells
Horror author, Mark Allan Gunnells, talks with Martin about haunted houses, paranormal investigators, and his new novel, 324 Abercorn.
Episode 212: COVID-19 & #BLM
Martin and his pal, Ben Eads (author of Hollow Heart), a couple of well-meaning fellas with no solutions for any of the world’s ills, share their thoughts, concerns, and hopes for America as we continue to navigate the consistently raucous terrain of 2020.
Episode 211: Tonya Todd
Tonya Todd is an author, actress, screenwriter, and blogger. Tonya and Martin talk about storytelling, publishing, and the challenging task of querying literary agents.
Episode 210: Rex Hurst
Rex Hurst, author of What Hell May Come, is Martin’s guest. Rex talks about life in the age of coronavirus, the satanic panic that inspired his latest novel, and the importance of writing good dialogue.
Episode 209: Mercedes M. Yardley
Martin's guest is horror author, Bram Stoker Award-winner, and fellow Las Vegas local, Mercedes M. Yardley (aka Miss Murder). Mercedes and Martin talk about COVID-19, living in quarantine in Las Vegas, and the horror anthology she edited for Crystal Lake Publishing, Arterial Bloom.
Episode 208: Hideaway Circus
Martin's guests are Josh and Lyndsay Aviner, founders of the circus, dance, and multi-media production company, Hideaway Circus, and hosts of the Hideaway Circus Podcast. Josh and Lyndsay talk with Martin about performing in the circus, producing live theater, and their original productions, including the critically acclaimed off-Broadway show Beyond Babel.
Episode 207: Jonathan Fortin
Jonathan Fortin is the author of Lilitu: The Memoirs Of A Succubus. Martin and Jonathan talk about the coronavirus, creative writing workshops, and genre fiction.
Episode 206: Coronavirus & Star Wars
Martin shares his thoughts (and fears) regarding the coronavirus. He also enjoys a fun chat about all things "Star Wars" with the co-host of "Well...That Was Weird", Isaiah Engle.
Episode 205: 2020 Academy Awards Preview
Episode 204: Bruce A. Smith (or Fun with Murder Rooms)
Episode 203: Well...That Was Weird
Episode 202: Ben Eads
Episode 201: Jimmy Keegan
Episode 200: Happy Show Fantastic Listening Party!
Episode 199 6/9: 2019 Academy Awards Preview - PART 2
Episode 199 1/2: 2019 Academy Awards Preview - PART 1
Episode 199: Mushroom Spray
Episode 198: Buffy & Sabrina
Episode 197: Liz’s Las Vegas Birthday
Episode 196: Kathy Lastrapes
Episode 195: Martin and Liz Save the Oscars
Episode 194: Our Favorite Podcasts
Episode 193: Smell Like Cheech & Chong
Episode 192: Josh Woods
Episode 191: Marvel Cinematic Marathon (PHASE THREE)
Episode 190: Marvel Cinematic Marathon (PHASE TWO)
Episode 189: Marvel Cinematic Marathon (PHASE ONE)
Episode 188: Henry Mosquera
Episode 187: Share A Slice With Sean
Episode 186: A Very Smoky Town
Episode 185: Oscars 2018 Preview
Episode 184: Time Traveling
Episode 183: Birthdays and Wedding Bells
Episode 182: California Road Trip
Episode 181: Ryan Edwards
Episode 180: Justine Gorny (and Chanel Chakko)
Episode 179: Villainy and Vice | Book Club
Episode 178: Damien Angelica Walters (and Ben Eads)
Episode 177: Stranger-er Things (w/ Liz Hersey)
Episode 176: Stranger-er Things (w/ Liz Hersey)
Episode 175: Stranger-er Things (w/ Liz Hersey)
Episode 174: Las Vegas Shooting
Episode 173: Stranger-er Things (w/ Liz Hersey)
Episode 172: Stranger-er Things (w/ Liz Hersey)
Episode 171: Stranger-er Things (w/ Liz Hersey)
Episode 170: Stranger-er Things (w/ Liz Hersey)
Episode 169: Stranger-er Things (w/ Liz Hersey)
Episode 168: Motorcycle Mischief
Episode 167: Justine Gorny
Episode 166: New Book Update
Episode 165: Rewind (A Block of Words)
Episode 164: Heroes, Villains, and Motorcycles
Episode 163: Rewind (Nigel McGuinness)
Episode 162: William Bryan Smith
Episode 161: Green Eggs and Ham
Episode 160: Timothy Sunderland
Episode 159: Blondie and the Brit
Episode 158: M.L Welker
Episode 157: Comic Book Movies
Episode 156: Teen Drama Archetypes | PART TWO
Episode 155: Teen Drama Archetypes | PART ONE
Episode 154: Gary Lopez
Episode 153: Anna LeBaron
Episode 152: Mark Allan Gunnells
Episode 151: Oscar Films (2017) | PART TWO
Episode 150: Oscar Films (2017) | PART ONE
Episode 149: Oscar Nominees | PART TWO
Episode 148: Oscar Nominees | PART ONE
Episode 147: Rewind (Las Vegas)
Episode 146: Rewind (Origin Story)
Episode 145: Squirting Boy and Running Liz
Episode 144: Mark Allan Gunnells
Episode 143: John Palisano
Episode 142: You're Welcome (Happy Thanksgiving!)
Episode 141: Books That Made Great Movies | PART TWO
Episode 140: Books That Made Great Movies | PART ONE
Episode 139: Politics, Voting, and America
Episode 138: Writing Fear (Live from Hollywood, CA)
Episode 137: A Very Buffy Halloween
Episode 136: KJ Waters
Episode 135: Miya Kressin
Episode 134: Michael Van Cleve
Episode 133: Will Entrekin | PART TWO
Episode 132: Will Entrekin | PART ONE
Episode 131: Michael McCarty & Mark McLaughlin
Episode 130: Diaz vs. McGregor II
Episode 129: Mary Mackey
Episode 128: Writing Update
Episode 127: Sloppy Seconds
Episode 126: Existential Angst
Episode 125: Taryn Spates
Episode 124: Liz Hersey
Episode 123: Jake Aurelian
Episode 122: Ben Eads
Episode 121: The Greg + Martin 10 Chat Hour
Episode 120: The Greg + Martin 10 Chat Hour
Episode 119: Rebecca Jones-Howe
Episode 118: Diana Wagman | PART TWO
Episode 117: Diana Wagman | PART ONE
Episode 116: The Super Jenius Show
Episode 115: Jennifer Ott
Episode 114: Liz Hersey
Episode 113: Celebrating Buffy
Episode 112: Christopher Bernard
Episode 111: The Unwrappening
Episode 110: 88th Oscars Recap
Episode 109: Oscars Preview (2016)
Episode 108: Liz Hersey
Episode 107: Richard Thomas
Episode 106: Greg Lastrapes
Episode 105: Hozier Day
Episode 104: Blondie and the Brit
Episode 103: Blondie and the Brit
Episode 102: Mark Allan Gunnells
Episode 101: Year in Review (2015)
Episode 100: Live Podcast
Episode 99: Greg Lastrapes | PART THREE
Episode 98: Greg Lastrapes | PART TWO
Episode 97: Greg Lastrapes | PART ONE
Episode 96: Stephen King’s Rules for Writers
Episode 95: Donna & Tony Figueroa
Episode 94: The Vegas Chronicles | Vol. 3
Episode 93: Under Construction
Episode 92: Movie Time | Scream
Episode 91: The Buffy Chronicles (S1 - E6)
Episode 90: Inside the Outside (Audio Reading)
Episode 89: Harrison Smith
Episode 88: Jonathan Yanez
Episode 87: Jake Aurelian
Episode 86: The Vegas Chronicles | Vol. 2
Episode 85: K. Scott Lewis
Episode 84: Charlie Stanton
Episode 83: Jim Grayson
Jim Grayson, author of Trailer Vamp - Love Bites is Martin's guest this week. Jim talks about the unique path that led him to becoming a novelist, outlining versus seat-of-your-pants storytelling, and, of course, vampires.