Book and a PintAug 28, 2021
Robber's Dog Presents: The Jakins and Mayne Variety Hour Episode 1: Writing
Originally posted on November 28th 2018, our first attempt at a podcast. Jakins and Mayne discuss writing and why they love it. The audio quality is awful and Jakins has a fire alarm beeping constantly in the background that he was too lazy to edit out. Enjoy!
Robber's Dog Pub Presents: The Jakins and Mayne Variety Hour Episode 2: Board Games and Jakins' Regret
Originally uploaded in December 2018. The sound quality is, again, awful. The pesky fire alarm is still beeping. And Jakins farts on mic and Mayne won't let him edit it out. So you have that to look forward to.
Book and a Pint Episode 26: Andy and Assassins
Andy Peloquin joins James and Michael to talk about writing, relaunching a series, and to just be excited about things.
For those paying attention, there was another gap between the last episode and this one. James had Covid and wasn't able to get any edits done. So, uh... Sorry about the unexpected hiatus! again...
Book and a Pint Episode 25: Returning Reid
James and Michael are once again joined by JMD Reid to talk the fast approaching end of his 12 book series, as well as adaptations, travel, and unsettling architecture.
Book and a Pint Episode 24: Ice Cream and Video Games
After months away Book and a Pint is back! again...
James and Josh interview Cassie Greutman. They talk books, games, ice cream. It's great. James's opinion on Ice Cream is completely normal.
Episode 23: Return of the Return from the Hiatus
After almost two months away James and Michael return to discuss all the pointless stuff they usually do. Jay S. Willis joins them to discuss Star Wars, the LAW, and the fact that Michael didn't know John Cena used to be a wrestler.
Episode 22: JMD Reid Wrote Twelve Books and Wants You to Read Them
JMD Reid joins James and Michael to discuss his 12 book epic(First book out now, hint hint) and its rapid release schedule, the disappointment of closed borders, and the best non-traditional writing spots.
Episode 21: A Gallon of Eggnog a Day
James and Michael are joined by Alexander R. Davis. They discuss which animals would be the most insufferable if they could talk, why tabletop roleplaying games are so great, and Alex's incredibly love of eggnog. Also the tragedy that apparently the best formula was ruined by capitalist greed. We all mourn the loss.
Episode 20: Trashy Gas Station Drinks
In this episode James and Michael are joined by Abigail Linhardt to discuss the trials of Ferret ownership, the perfect name for an elephant, and why mason jars are the perfect delivery method for your alcohol.
Episode 19: L.E. Modesitt Jr Wrote Recluse to Prove Some Guy Wrong
In this episode, Michael, James, and JMD Reid interview L.E. Modesitt Jr. They discuss Lee's careers outside of writing, why he'll never write about a dragon, and economy and politics in fantasy novels.
Episode 18: The Holiday Special
Michael and James wrap up their year and talk about what comes next. They also try really, really hard to talk about Spider-Man: No Way Home without spoiling anything for anybody.
And, for those interested, that dip recipe James mentions it's just: Fresh cranberries, cilantro, jalapeno, Green onion, and a little bit of lime juice and sugar. Get those chopped up nice and fine(or throw in a blender/processor) let sit in the fridge for 5+ hours, and pour over some cream cheese.
Episode 17: Steven Erikson Teaches us How to Pronounce Malazan
James and Michael are joined by James Reid for a chat with Steven Erikson, author of Malazan Book of the Fallen. They discuss tabletop gaming, the authority of the author in a story, and the sad lack of hockey themed SFF stories.
Episode 16: A Talk with James A. Owen
James and Michael interview author James A. Owen. They talk about his early career in comics, his Imaginarium Geographica series, as well as his newest Kickstarter, Illustrations and Illuminations.
This episode also has the added bonus of not including a random intro by the hosts. You just get a great interview followed by one of your hosts begging for reviews, as is customary with most podcasts.
Episode 15: A Surprising Number of Cow Attacks Every Year are Intentional
E Paige Burks joins James and Michael to talk about cat memes, made up memories involving camels and elephants, and how dangerous cows are. They also discuss the greatness that is Pacific Rim. Don't @ me, it's an amazing movie and we all know it.
Episode 14: Coming of Age for Adults
Michael and James are joined by Kimberly T. Hennessy. They talk about travel, movies, and pizza. James and Kimberly talk up Pineapple on pizza enough that Michael is one step closer to abandoning his diet. James is very proud of this victory.
Episode 13: The Dad Joke Episode
James and Michael are joined by Author Patrick LeClerc to talk the benefits of writing in multiple genres, what dad jokes mean, and the importance of remembering your guest's name.
Episode 12: Magical Farming
Michael and James are joined by Ryan D. Meier, author of The Kept King and Creation Chronicles to talk about mundane uses for magic, William Shatner in a space penis, and just how important a good book cover is.
Ryan also claims he can take 130 toddlers in a fight, which is by far the most confident a guest has been.
Episode 11: I Could Take Twenty Toddlers With a Weapon
James and Michael are joined by Katharine E. Wibell to talk about her writing, why she loves cheesy holiday movies, and her deepest, darkest secret, that she might actually freeze up if confronted by an army of screaming toddlers.
Episode 10: Better Than Boxed Wine
James and Michael are joined by Madilynn Dale to talk about the appeal of shifter romance, Australian wine, and why James is right about fruit on pizza.
Episode 9: Michael Says Something Controversial About Wheel of Time
Our guest was sick, so we just talk about our own stuff for over an hour. Michael reads from his newest book, A Portrait of Dirk, and James reads from Lightning's Price. It's good, we promise.
Episode 8: Epic Fantasy, Light Novels, and You
J.M.D. Reid joins us to talk about writing and some other stuff, including the launch of the box set of his fantasy series The Storm Below. Michael is also convinced to read light novels. You should send him all your recommendations.
Episode 7: Killing Pickles
In this episode Kelly Blanchard joins us to discuss co-writing and why figure skating is a worthy pursuit, even in Texas.
Episode 6: A Surprising Lack of Zombie Sheep
In this episode James and Michael are joined by author Ann C. Miles to talk about how sheep would be immune to zombification. Also, Michael has some random sound issues that we never address, so don't worry about that too much.
Episode 5: Wombly
In this episode, James and Michael speak with Isra Sravenheart about cats. Mostly just that. James also learns his new favorite insult. Spoilers, it's Cockwomble.
Goofy's Sex Life
James and Michael are joined by Jason DeGray to talk about that dark place some authors go to when they write. Also, they discuss the personal lives of fictional characters belonging to an unspecified evil corporation.
Don't F*ck with the Universe
In this episode Michael explains what it's like to forget that you're an old man and try to exert yourself. Daryl J. Ball also joins us to share what it's like to be Canadian.
Episode 2: Hey, Larry!
Mike Baron, writer of Florida Man and a bunch of other stuff, joins Michael and James to discuss writing, comics, and the mysteries of Florida’s greatest resource: that guy that keeps peeing on gators.
If you want to learn more about Mike after listening to this episode, just google him. Seriously, he's done a lot of stuff. It's not like when you google yourself and the first result is a cricket player from the 1800s. You actually get pages and pages of results about him. It's amazing.