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The Palmer Files Podcast

A podcast about the pursuit of knowledge through interesting and engaging conversation, hosted by Agent Palmer. Released every other Tuesday.

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Hello there - A Conversation with Obi-Wan Nickobi
Episode 117 features Nick Schiner (aka Obi-Wan Nickobi) an educator, a maker, and a gamer, as well as a family man, who just happens to be this guy I met on the internet who turned out to be cool. We talk about meeting in a chat room, and how that’s not as bad as it sounds, online communities, reading, being the family IT guy, and much much more… Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode StayPlaying.com AgentPalmer.com Tweets @AgentPalmer @ThePalmerFiles Other Links Caught Stealing Might Be the Most Violent Book I’ve Ever Read Nimona recaptures the underdog magic of the original Shrek The Origin of a Librarian with Matt Kiefer Celebrations and Anniversaries with Christopher J. Hughes   You can also hear more Palmer occasionally on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier or as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette. Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions. --End Show Notes Transmission--
68:51 2/20/24
Left of the Dial, Talking Radio with Bill Childs
Episode 116 features Bill Childs, host of the radio show Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child, who is here to discuss the importance and longevity of radio, audio, music, and so much more. Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode spare the rock, spoil the child AgentPalmer.com Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child on Facebook Bill Childs on BlueSky Bill Childs on Mastodon Tweets @AgentPalmer @ThePalmerFiles Other Links Dishonesty and Daggers: Mitchell’s Column Collection is a Delight Bye Bye Barry Makes Me Wish for More Modern Men like Sanders   You can also hear more Palmer occasionally on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier or as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette. Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions. --End Show Notes Transmission--
67:03 2/6/24
50 Questions with Stefanie
Episode 115 features Stefanie Muniz, formerly of The Gotham Lights and The Orville Lights podcasts, and much much more. She’s about to answer 50 questions. Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode Agent Palmer Answers 50 Questions FromBraintoKeyboard.com AgentPalmer.com Tweets @AgentPalmer @BadWolfBay87 @ThePalmerFiles Other Links Barker’s Brand of Horror Celebrates The Inhuman Condition Quiet Literary Giant Gets Attention He Deserves in Radical Wolfe   You can also hear more Palmer occasionally on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier or as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette. Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions. --End Show Notes Transmission--
46:28 1/23/24
Marching to the Beat with Miguel Bolivar
Episode 114 features Miguel Bolivar a marching band director who is here because I have some things I want to say. From my blanket apology to start the conversation to discussing all of the bands and the role, it has in forming better habits and music in general to the importance of arts education in high school and much much more... Throughout the conversation, we discuss: Being a band geek Marching Band Symphonic Band Jazz Band Pep Band Performing and Garage Bands Saxophone Band is a place to belong The Road Not Taken The Piano Music Theory Practice and Playing The Band Room The Arts And much more Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode Eric Smith is an Author, an Agent, and More AgentPalmer.com Tweets @AgentPalmer @ThePalmerFiles Other Links Latest Features Dossier Don’t Copy Xerox’s Errors as Told in Fumbling the Future 2023: Maybe I’ll Catch Up Later   You can also hear more Palmer occasionally on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier or as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette. Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions. --End Show Notes Transmission--
64:15 1/9/24
A Continuing Conversation with Our Younger Selves
Episode 113 features good friend Jason Zapata and both of our younger selves. We listen to an old conversation which you will also hear with us and then we reconvene on the mics to talk about music, friendship, and a whole lot more… Throughout the conversation, we discuss: A conversation from the past Age comes for us all Listening to our younger selves is weird Music Culture Arts and Artists Attention spans Effortless Art Doesn't Exist And much more Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode JasonZapata.com Friendship: Episode I - Jason Zapata AgentPalmer.com Tweets @AgentPalmer @ThePalmerFiles Other Links PROMISES by Palmer Evil Genius is a Textbook Example of a Fun Thriller   You can also hear more Palmer occasionally on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier or as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette. Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions. --End Show Notes Transmission--
62:56 12/26/23
On the Other Side of the Trilogy with Author Essa Hansen
Episode 112 features Essa Hansen for the third time, who’s returning on the other side of the publication of her Graven trilogy. We discuss taking a break, process, reception and promotion, what has been learned, burnout and much much more... Throughout the conversation, we discuss: Finishing a book trilogy as a writer Taking a break Burnout Success What's next? Marketing and promotion Fan interaction and reception What have you learned? A new paradigm, perhaps? Balance And much more Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode EssaHansen.com Sound Design with Nia Hansen Episode 21 Nophek Gloss with Essa Hansen Episode 32 AgentPalmer.com Tweets @EssaHansen @AgentPalmer @ThePalmerFiles Other Links Celebrating Sydney and The Arts with Anthemic Play It Safe Lots of Love and Laughter in Grace Allen Biography by George Burns   You can also hear more Palmer occasionally on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier or as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette. Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions. --End Show Notes Transmission--
62:53 12/12/23
From Hobby to Job with GenXGrownUp's Jon Reddick
Episode 111 features Jon Reddick owner and founder of GenX Grown Up, a small multimedia kingdom of videos, podcasts, and blogs, who is here to discuss being an independent media mogul, self-employment leaps, keeping things for yourself, and much much more... Throughout the conversation, we discuss: What do you do? The jump from hobby to full-time GenXGrownUp Broadcasting background RetroDaze Connections On camera comfort Promotion GenXGrownUp Broadness YouTube Vlogging Accountability And much more Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode genxgrownup.com GenXGrownUp on YouTube GenXGrownUp on Patreon GenXGrownUp's Discord Server AgentPalmer.com Tweets @genxgrownup @AgentPalmer @ThePalmerFiles Other Links You Can’t Spell “National Champions” Without NIL Klosterman’s Raised in Captivity Like an Adult Version of Sideways Stories from Wayside School   You can also hear more Palmer occasionally on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier or as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette. Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions. --End Show Notes Transmission--
66:25 11/28/23
Stories, Sounds, and other Creative Arts with NJ Sullivan
Episode 110 features NJ Sullivan a co-founder of Lantern Audio Works, creator of audio dramas and the written arts, who is here to discuss a lot of things related to life and the art of creation. Throughout the conversation, we discuss: Lantern Audio Works Writing Person v Persona Authenticity Reading Building Community Sound Stories Good Ideas Ingenuity, Time, and Money Editing And much more Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode LanternAudioWorks.com Lantern Audio Works on Bandcamp NJ Sullivan Amazon Author Page AgentPalmer.com Tweets @AgentPalmer @ThePalmerFiles Other Links PROMISE by Palmer Wired Highlights an Industry that Failed John Belushi which Continues Today   You can also hear more Palmer occasionally on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier or as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette. Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions. --End Show Notes Transmission--
75:11 11/14/23
Talking Star Trek with Edward O'Hare
Episode 109 features the return of Edward O'Hare, who has been my guide through my Star Trek journey, and we're going to reflect on my adventures with the original cast, before I embark upon The Next Generation. Throughout the conversation, we discuss: Star Trek: The Original Series Star Trek: The Animated Series Star Trek: The Motion Picture Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Ed prepares me to watch Star Trek: The Next Generation And much more Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode WickedTheory.com AgentPalmer.com/StarTrek AgentPalmer.com Tweets @AgentPalmer @LilEddieOHare @ThePalmerFiles Other Links Palmer’s Trek: Star Trek VI The Undiscovered Country Coupland is Ever-Timeless in the Buzzworthy Generation A   You can also hear more Palmer occasionally on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier or as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette. Special Guest Producer: Bill Sweeney. Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions. --End Show Notes Transmission--
64:22 10/31/23
Eric Smith is an Author, an Agent, and More
Episode 108 features Eric Smith a literary agent and author, who has written books of all kinds and represented all kinds of authors. He’s here to discuss the publishing industry, his writing process, reading habits, and much much more... Throughout the conversation, we discuss: Literary Agent Author Publishing Traditional Media Reading Young Adult Fiction Decision Making Juggling Priorities The Writing Process Musicals Books And much more Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode EricSmithRocks.com AgentPalmer.com Tweets @AgentPalmer @ericsmithrocks @ThePalmerFiles Other Links Odds’ Crash the Time Machine Reminiscent of ‘Cheerleader,’ Eels, and Cars Rocket Men Defines Apollo 11 Mission Better Than Anything Else I’ve Read   You can also hear more Palmer occasionally on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier or as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette. Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions. --End Show Notes Transmission--
61:42 10/17/23
Books, Bernard, and Blogs with Deighton Dossier’s Rob Mallows
Episode 107 features Rob Mallows the man behind The Deighton Dossier website and blog, who is here to talk about Len Deighton, Bernard Samson, Harry Palmer, as well as collecting books and feeding our reading habit, spy fiction, spybrary and much much more... Throughout the conversation, we discuss: Len Deighton Reading Collecting Harry Palmer Bernard Samson Starting a website Spybrary Connections La Carre, Fleming, and Deighton The Cold Ward Human Intelligence And much more Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode deightondossier.net spybrary.com AgentPalmer.com Tweets @AgentPalmer @DeightonDossier @ThePalmerFiles Other Links Palmer’s Trek: Star Trek V The Final Frontier Eric Idle Presents a Sortareminder to Laugh Through Life   You can also hear more Palmer occasionally on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier or as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette. Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions. --End Show Notes Transmission--
66:03 10/3/23
Writing, Gaming, and Storytelling with Nicholas W. Fuller
Episode 106 features Nicholas W Fuller, an author who is working on his next book while raising two kids, recording interviews for YouTube, and still finds time for that pesky day job. We discuss his writing process, compare our gaming stories, talk about coding, incomplete trilogies, too much media, reading on a kindle, and much much more… Throughout the conversation, we discuss: What's your process Plotter v. Pantser Speech to text  Editing The Writing Process Waking Habits Self-Employed Our gaming stories Roads not taken Depreciated Syntax Name of the Wind Too much media Incomplete trilogies Kindle One book at a time And much more Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode NicholasWFuller.com YouTube.com/@NicholasWFuller AgentPalmer.com Tweets @AgentPalmer @NicholasWFuller @ThePalmerFiles Other Links It’s Easy to Love the 1955 Dodgers When Reading Praying for Gil Hodges Charity is a Fitting End or Even a Beginning to Deighton’s Samson Series   You can also hear more Palmer occasionally on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier or as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette. Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions. --End Show Notes Transmission--
62:45 9/19/23
An Animated Conversation with WillBits
Episode 105 features Will White, an animator, artist, writer, and video creator who not only has experience in the studio system for animation but also has had his hand in YouTube as well with his channel WillBits. We discuss how Will became an animator, creating videos and animations on YouTube, appeasing the algorithm, supporting independent creations, throwing away good stuff, and does everyone really has a story in them, and much much more… Throughout the conversation, we discuss: Will's Animation Story Cartoons A VHS trick to watch movies frame by frame Pre-Flash and Flash Do you have to draw? Webtoons Vtubers Fixing, Editing, and Retakes Webcomics Growing from bad writing Supporting the Independents YouTube VidCon Algorithm The tedium of animation Everyone has a story Execution matters An exploitative system Fans not fanatics And much more Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode YouTube.com/WillBits AgentPalmer.com Tweets @AgentPalmer @will_bits @ThePalmerFiles Other Links Palmer’s Trek: Fourth Major Star Trek Movie Really Does Feel Like a Voyage Home Almost a Decade Later, Mitchell’s Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse Remains Relevant   You can also hear more Palmer occasionally on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier or as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette. Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions. --End Show Notes Transmission--
69:12 9/5/23
Shifting through Life with Matt Gilhooly
Episode 104 features Matt Gilhooly host of The Life Shift Podcast, an instructor for higher education, and someone who is also working toward bringing conversation back. We discussed education and expected life paths, perfection, being creative, long-form content in all forms, the act of listening, celebrating things, moving on to what's next and so much more... Throughout the conversation, we discuss: Education Expected life paths Higher Education Expectations What comes next Engaging the brain Learning with and without structure Perfection Podcasting Challenging creative outlets Reading Communication Conversation Listening And much more Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode MattGilhooly.com The Life Shift Podcast AgentPalmer.com Tweets @AgentPalmer @thelifeshiftpod @ThePalmerFiles Other Links No Matter which Football you Love, Captains and Quarterbacks Offer Emotional Journeys for Viewers The Mystery of The Codex is Always on the Periphery   You can also hear more Palmer occasionally on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier or as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette. Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions. --End Show Notes Transmission--
70:52 8/22/23
Following the Progression with the Dulcet Crooning of David Cook
Episode 103 features the sultry voice of David Cook, who you may know from his work on The Edge of The World Broadcast, but who hopes you'll know him as a movie trailer voice down the road. We discuss music and voice-over, comedy, entertainment, training and learning, inspiration, finding your sound, knowing your instrument, nuance and so much more... Throughout the conversation, we discuss: The Edge of the World Broadcast "I don't do voices" I started as a singer Growing up geek Good music is good music Perfect Pitch Living in a household of musicians East Coast vs. West Coast club scenes "I love listening to me" Nuance And much more Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode The Edge of the World Broadcast David Cook's YouTube Channel David Cook's Soundcloud David Cook's Instagram AgentPalmer.com Tweets @AgentPalmer @SmoothCrooner @ThePalmerFiles Other Links The Story of the Femmes was the better of the Tours de France in 2023 Palmer’s Trek: Star Trek III The Search for Spock   You can also hear more Palmer occasionally on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier or as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette. Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions. --End Show Notes Transmission--
71:02 8/8/23
The Good, The Bad, and The Kristin
Episode 102 features the long-awaited return of my friend and the second Palmer files guest, Kristin Maier. We discuss writing and blogging, sharing, slowing down, speeding up, understanding ourselves, cycles, perception, reality and so much more... Throughout the conversation, we discuss: Writing Blogging Getting personal online Toxic productivity The Spoon Theory Purpose Plans Anxiety Storytelling Dirty Dishes And much more Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode The Palmer Files Episode 2: Blogging with Kristin Maier HoneyBears & SydneyBeans AgentPalmer.com Tweets @AgentPalmer @kmaemaier @ThePalmerFiles Other Links Multiversal Mayhem Caps Graven Trilogy in the Unbelievably Good Ethera Grave How I Halved My Record Collection and Why I Did it.   You can also hear more Palmer occasionally on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier or as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette. Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions. --End Show Notes Transmission--
73:03 7/25/23
The Palmer Files 101 with guest lecturer Bill Sweeney
Episode 101 features features the return of my friend and the original Palmer Files guest, Bill Sweeney. The first 100 episodes went well let’s start the second hundred off the same way. We discuss 100 episodes of this show, guests, guilt, The Dip, go behind the scenes, talk about before there was this podcast, and just who is winning, Bill or Palmer? Throughout the conversation, we discuss: Getting in the rhythm Always looking ahead Podcasting creation processes Hypotheticals Blogging When you are ready And much more Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode The Interrogation of Agent Palmer by Agent 76 (Bill Sweeney) Lessons on New York City from Bill Sweeney The Palmer Files Episode 1: The Dip with Bill Sweeney The DCTV Report Reunion WickedTheory.com AgentPalmer.com Tweets @AgentPalmer @wickedtheory @ThePalmerFiles Other Links Palmer’s Trek: Star Trek The Motion Picture Ever the Scientist, Sagan Connected All the Dots in the Original Cosmos   You can also hear more Palmer occasionally on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier or as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette. Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions. --End Show Notes Transmission--
67:24 7/11/23
A Conversation with Michael Stershic a.k.a. My Dad
Episode 100 features a very special guest, Michael Stershic a.k.a my Dad. We discuss the art of long-form conversation, working together, education, parenting, get into some nature v. nurture, and so much more. During the episode we cover: Listening to the podcast The Art of Long-form Conversation Working together Childhood memories Staying in touch... Chasing friends Education Parenting Our Venn diagram of interests Playing guitar Retirement And much more... Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode Episode 50 of The Palmer Files "A Conversation with Sybil Stershic a.k.a. My Mom." AgentPalmer.com Tweets @ThePalmerFiles @AgentPalmer Other Links Klosterman Ditches the Rose Colored Glasses to Look Back on The Nineties “One Day Ahead” Spins a Great Story about Tour de France, Mental Health   Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions. --End Show Notes Transmission--
61:49 6/27/23
The History of Coffee
Episode 99 features the complete unauthorized and organically sourced history of coffee. So stay tuned for how one of the world’s most popular beverages came to be with a history full of kings, spies, pirates, popes, lovers, religion, politics, war, and much much more! Coffee's Origins From Berry and Bean to Drink Trade Coffee Shops Social Coffee Coffee Bans Capitalism Trade Agreements And much more Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode AgentPalmer.com/Coffee Coffee Declassified: The History of Coffee FilmJoy on YouTube FilmJoy on Nebula AgentPalmer.com Tweets @AgentPalmer @ThePalmerFiles Other Links Latest Features Dossier School Spirit, Like the Yearbooks that Inspired it, is a Neat Narrative Time Capsule The Catastrophic Culminations of the Edge of the World Broadcast’s Third Season   You can also hear more Palmer occasionally on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier or as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette. Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions. --End Show Notes Transmission--
44:28 6/13/23
Definitions, Deep Dives, and Discussion with Mikey Neumann
Episode 98 features Mikey Neumann, whom you may know from FilmJoy, Movies with Mikey, Deep Dive or perhaps his days at Gearbox and those Borderland games. We discuss creating YouTube content, informational osmosis, situational nihilism, defining art, and much much more. Throughout the conversation, we discuss: "No one knows what they're doing." There is no best. Situational Nihilism FilmJoy - Looking for the good... Everyone needs notes Informational Osmosis Behind the microphone "Get Off the Floor" Too much of a good thing Career transitions Being a YouTuber is stressful "Fiercely millennial." Taking pictures What is art? Ambition Quality And much more Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode "Get Off the Floor" - Movies with Mikey FilmJoy on YouTube FilmJoy on Nebula catawampus.ink FilmJoy Patreon AgentPalmer.com Tweets @AgentPalmer @mikeyface @FilmJoyMedia @ThePalmerFiles Other Links Palmer’s Trek: Star Trek The Motion Picture Ever the Scientist, Sagan Connected All the Dots in the Original Cosmos   You can also hear more Palmer occasionally on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier or as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette. Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions. --End Show Notes Transmission--
64:23 5/30/23
Making Words Happen with Jacob Burgess
Episode 97 features the multitalented Jacob Burgess. He not only Makes Words Happen, but he can also inspire thought and reflection as he did for me in the following conversation about traveling, theatre, seeking, learning, personality, and authenticity, plus we trade some platitudes and much much more. Throughout the conversation, we discuss: Person v. Personality ADHD From the East Coast to the West Coast Travel and Journeys Looking for a voice Seeking Expectations The need for the unexpected Touching IPs Being surrounded by creators How precious our time is Overachieving Curiosity What's wrong with easy? Toxic productivity Authenticity And much more Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode MakeWordsHappen.com Desert Bus for Hope AgentPalmer.com Episode 52 of The Palmer Files: Celebrations and Anniversaries with Christopher J Hughes. Tweets @AgentPalmer @JacobBurgessVO @ThePalmerFiles Other Links Human Condition the Subtle Neon Glimmer of Downtown Owl Have Faith That This Deighton Trilogy has More Secrets to Reveal   You can also hear more Palmer occasionally on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier or as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette. Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions. --End Show Notes Transmission--
61:43 5/16/23
The Bard Strikes Back: A Conversation with Charles Bates Continues
Episode 96 features Charles Bates, who you may know as Chaz, Yahzick, The DM, The Bard, or the previous episode. We continue the discussion by talking about the things we enjoy consuming on pixelated screens, sportsmanship, looking back, goals, attention, starving artists, growth, and much much more. Throughout the conversation, we discuss: Story vs. World Movies and shows we enjoy Quick dialogue The Binge Star Trek RuPaul's Drag Race Sportsmanship What's your price? Looking Back Attention Audience Expectations Growth The Starving Artist Sharing yourself And much more Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode Mann Shorts on YouTube Yahzick on Spotify Yahzick on YouTube Yahzick on Instagram AgentPalmer.com Tweets @AgentPalmer @ThePalmerFiles Other Links Palmer’s Trek: Star Trek The Animated Series The Gum Thief Wears the Rose-Colored Glasses of Nostalgia Well   You can also hear more Palmer occasionally on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier or as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette. Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions. --End Show Notes Transmission--
51:53 5/2/23
The Bard Appears: A Conversation with Charles Bates
Episode 95 features Charles Bates, who you may know as Chaz, Yahzick, The DM, or The Bard. We discuss his many hats and projects, his creative pursuits, a few fandoms, reading, the abundance of choice and so much more. Throughout the conversation, we discuss: Charles is Great A writer who raps Always been a writer Storytellers Reading ADHD Harry Potter Tolkien The desire for discovery Underdogs Abundance of choice Florida Mann Shorts Rational people don't create Art is Vulnerable Do the thing Star Wars Worldbuilding And much more Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode Mann Shorts on YouTube Yahzick on Spotify Yahzick on YouTube Yahzick on Instagram AgentPalmer.com Tweets @AgentPalmer @ThePalmerFiles Other Links Did Anderegg’s Nerds reveal Tom Bombadil to be my Shibboleth? Small Oddities: Villain Shit   You can also hear more Palmer occasionally on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier or as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette. Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions. --End Show Notes Transmission--
66:03 4/18/23
Rob Eskra "Collector of Hobbies" Returns
Episode 94 features Rob Eskra, back for the second time. Why? To talk about what we do when we have free time. And as you’ll hear, we discuss the exorbitant abundance of things to do and consume with the, by comparison, minute time we have to do them. Plus being a collector of hobbies, world-building, naps, soaring, and more. Throughout the conversation, we discuss: Work Life Balance Music vs. Podcast Paralyzed by Choice Types of Readers Passive vs. Active Listening Walkman vs. Discman Commuting and Consuming Media On Writing World-Building Insomnia Children Night Owl Before Noon Sleepy After Lunch Motivation A Weekin Rob's Life Too Many Options Flight Simulator Self-Reflection Soaring YouTube Introducing your kids to your things And much more Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode Watch Rob on Twitch Robert Eskra's YouTube AgentPalmer.com Tweets @AgentPalmer @ThePalmerFiles Other Links Genius & Anxiety Sets the Record Straight on a Perilous Century Goodnight, Max.   You can also hear more Palmer occasionally on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier or as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette. Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions. --End Show Notes Transmission--
61:44 4/4/23
Jason Zapata Works Too Hard
Episode 93 features Jason Zapata, back for the third time. Why? Well, we have discussed our passions and friendship, and now he's returned to discuss his realization that it's time to find some balance, because he works too hard. We discuss that at length, plus needs, wants, perceptions, boundaries, ambition, and more. Throughout the conversation, we discuss: Work Life Balance Needs v. Wants Corporate Perceptions Work from Home is Work from Anywhere Isolation White Collar Job Boundaries Job Security Quiet Quitting Propaganda Generations Ambition Five Year Plans And much more Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode JasonZapata.com AgentPalmer.com Tweets @AgentPalmer @ThePalmerFiles Other Links Palmer’s Trek: Star Trek The Original Series Palmer’s Trek: A Star Trek Journey Take a Look in the Book of the Path Dr. Seuss Took   You can also hear more Palmer occasionally on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier or as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette. Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions. --End Show Notes Transmission--
65:12 3/21/23
Tony and the Order of Cosmic Creatives
Episode 92 features Anthony "Tony" Rapino, co-author of the recently published Tommy and the Order of Cosmic Champions, but he’s also an artist that works with words, clay, paint, and well, any medium he can make the time for. We discuss those many mediums, plus reading, writing, genres, college, physical media, and more. Throughout the conversation, we discuss: Where did the writing journey begin? In Love with Creation Horror and Horror adjacent Reading Blended Genres The moment of discovery Trailers Being a teacher Good teachers Don't use writing and reading as punishment 80s Exchange Realizing your potential and limitations Collegiate expereiences Nostalgia Anticipation Tommy and the Order of Cosmic Champions Physical Media Used Book Stores Reading Finishing the book And much more Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode AnthonyJRapino.com OrderofComsicChampions.com 80sxchange.com AgentPalmer.com Tweets @AnthonyJRapino @AgentPalmer @ThePalmerFiles Other Links Love it or Hate it, Blonde Might Be the Best Art Film Ever Tommy and the Order of Cosmic Champions is the 80s Nostalgia Dump I Needed The Fast Food Pizza / Movie Connection   You can also hear more Palmer occasionally on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier or as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette. Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions. --End Show Notes Transmission--
72:09 3/7/23
Margo Donohue Part II: Filmed in Brooklyn
Episode 91 features Margo Donohue, the Brooklyn Fit Chick returns as a newly published author of Filmed in Brooklyn a book about film history and the history of film in Brooklyn. We discuss the creation, process, and reception of her book. But we also talk about using the time you have wisely, reading and writing, humility, healthy egos, and much much more Throughout the conversation, we discuss: Filmed In Brooklyn by Margo Donohue A love letter to Brooklyn The Book Pitch Using the time available Photography Timing is Everything Writers Group Congratulate Yourself Media Maven Margo Reading and Writing Humility Healthy Egos The next thing And much more Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode BrooklynFitChick.com Get your copy of Filmed In Brooklyn (Amazon) AgentPalmer.com Tweets @BrooklynMargo @AgentPalmer @ThePalmerFiles Other Links Entwined Legacies Celebrated in “The Day the Music Died” Doc Hollywood Hatred Aside, Violent Ward Plays Out Like a Great Film Brooklyn Beauties Focus of Margo Donohue’s Love Letter Film Study   You can also hear more Palmer occasionally on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier or as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette. Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions. --End Show Notes Transmission--
70:43 2/21/23
Talking to a Man in Marketing Called Craig
Episode 90 features Craig Burgess, a marketing man, a creative designer, and someone who is creating things for the right reasons now that he’s seen the light, which we’ll discuss along with plenty of buzzwords that we don’t like; such as thought leader, guru, content creator, and well, where have all the mavericks and renegades gone? Throughout the conversation, we discuss: The Authentic Self Snake Oil Sales The Content Wheel Playing the game Twitter Consistency Thought leaders Art vs. Content Intent Algorithm Professional Contrarians Creativity Recovering your attention span And much more Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode The Wednesday Audio (Yeah Wednesdays) Craig's Cabinet of Meagre Offerings (This Is Not Value) AgentPalmer.com Tweets @craigburgess @AgentPalmer @ThePalmerFiles Other Links Love for Jurassic Park Series is Anything but Extinct, 30 Years Later Brooklyn Beauties Focus of Margo Donohue’s Love Letter Film Study   You can also hear more Palmer occasionally on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier or as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette. Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions. --End Show Notes Transmission--
73:05 2/7/23
A Clandestine Conversation with SpyHards' Cam Smith
Episode 89 features Cam Smith, co-host of SpyHards Podcast who is here to discuss media, fandom, American and Canadian culture, a few hot takes, Star Trek, spies, and much more! I promise you won’t need a secret decoder ring for this one. Throughout the conversation, we discuss: Why Spy? Star Trek James Bond Canada Culture Origin of a podcast What makes a spy movie? Reading Christopher Nolan Midnight Showings Star Wars Night Owls and Early Birds And much more Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode SpyHards Our Liner Notes CanCon Part 1 CanCon Part 2 AgentPalmer.com Tweets @SpyHards @camvsmith @AgentPalmer @ThePalmerFiles Other Links Somehow, A Pepsi Court Case Provides Refreshing Documentary Fodder A back-from-the-dead defense of 2013’s R.I.P.D.   You can also hear more Palmer occasionally on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier or as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette. Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions. --End Show Notes Transmission--
74:17 1/24/23
So You Made A Movie with Christopher J. Hughes
Episode 88 features Christopher J. Hughes, returning for his third time, the first was for friendship, the second was for celebration and now he’s here to discuss the movie he made, “They Sleep On Us.” (And I helped). Throughout the conversation, we discuss: So you made a movie? Being at your own movie premiere Friends help each other The transition from a solo project to a collaboration What's next? Not JUST a football movie Anyone can do this Learn from experience Do the thing The big moment of finishing a large project Large one-off projects vs. ongoing projects And much more Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode They Sleep On Us (IMDb) They Sleep On Us (Trailer) TriforceDad.com AgentPalmer.com Tweets @TriforceDad1984 @AgentPalmer @ThePalmerFiles Other Links Suellen Hoy Has All the Dirt on the American Pursuit of Cleanliness Twenty Twenty-Two In Review   You can also hear more Palmer occasionally on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier or as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette. Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions. --End Show Notes Transmission--
71:10 1/10/23