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The Dead Authors Podcast

English, Literature, 1 seasons, 66 episodes, 2 days 12 hours 51 minutes
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Legendary time-traveling writer H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes literary giants to The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles for a lively discussion in front of a live audience. Unscripted, barely researched, all fun! Guests include Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph, Matt Gourley, Andy Daly, Scott Aukerman, John Ross Bowie and many more! Follow us on Twitter: @DeadAuthorPod. For more information on The Echo Park Time Travel Mart and 826LA’s many tutoring and writing programs, visit 826LA.org.
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Chapter 50: L. Frank Baum, featuring Chris Tallman

Chapter 50: In this final installment of the free monthly podcast, H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes author/showman loud person L. Frank Baum (Chris Tallman) to the Dead Authors stage. I've a feeling we're not in iTunes anymore! DEAD AUTHORS SHALL RETURN Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamenta
31/12/20151 hour 14 minutes 37 seconds
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Preface: Henry Miller and Sylvia Plath, featuring Eddie Pepitone and Jen Kirkman

H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Henry Miller (Eddie Pepitone) and Sylvia Plath (Jen Kirkman) in the very first recorded version of The Dead Authors Podcast. About 826: 826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washingto
28/12/201547 minutes 7 seconds
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Chapter 49: Albert Camus, featuring Steve Agee

Chapter 49: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes  Albert Camus (Steve Agee) to the Dead Authirs stage for an evening of... oh, what's the POINT. Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA.  826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide
18/08/201556 minutes 53 seconds
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Addendum vi: Beatrix Potter, featuring Lauren Lapkus

H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Beatrix Potter (Lauren Lapkus) to a special traveling edition of The Dead Authors Podcast. Recorded Live at San Francisco Sketchfest, San Francisco, CA, 6 Februaruy 2015. About 826: 826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writi
14/08/20151 hour 6 minutes 5 seconds
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Addendum v: William Butler Yeats, featuring David Rees

H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes William Butler Yeats (David Rees) to a special traveling edition of The Dead Authors Podcast. Recorded Live at Littlefield as part of New York's Superweek, Brooklyn, NY, 8 October 2014. Photo: Mindy Tucker About 826:</
07/08/20151 hour 9 minutes 51 seconds
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Addendum iv: Lucy Maud Montgomery, featuring Ryan Beil

H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Lucy Maud Montgomery (Ryan Beil) to a special traveling edition of The Dead Authors Podcast. Recorded Live at The Sunday Service's "Comedy Bender," Vancouvcer, BC, Canada, 22 September 2014. About 826: 826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the
31/07/20151 hour 6 minutes 17 seconds
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Addendum iii: Aleister Crowley, featuring Matt Gourley

H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Aleister Crowley (Matt Gourley) to a special traveling edition of The Dead Authors Podcast. Recorded Live at The Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, WA, 1 September 2014. About 826: 826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing
24/07/201549 minutes 14 seconds
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Addendum ii: Christopher Marlowe, featuring Matt Gourley

H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Christopher Marlowe (Matt Gourley) to a special traveling edition of The Dead Authors Podcast. Recorded Live at The Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, WA, 31 August 2014. About 826: 826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring cen
17/07/201550 minutes 54 seconds
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Chapter 48: Maya Angelou, featuring Tymberlee Hill

Chapter 48: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Doctor Maya Angelou (Tymberlee Hill) to the Dead Authors stage. Turns out, she is not a real doctor, and during this recording, almost stopped being a real black person! About 826: 826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive progr
14/07/20151 hour 1 minute 51 seconds
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Addendum i: Lewis Carroll, featuring Rory Scovel

H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Lewis Carroll (Rory Scovel) to a special traveling edition of The Dead Authors Podcast. Recorded Live at The Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, WA, 30 August 2014. About 826: 826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tu
10/07/20151 hour 1 minute 18 seconds
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Chapter 45 [Part 2]: L. Ron Hubbard, featuring Andy Daly

Chapter 45 [Part 2]: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes L. Ron Hubbard (Andy Daly) back to the Dead Authors stage. For some reason! Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA.  826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide u
30/06/20151 hour 16 minutes 27 seconds
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Chapter 47: Mark Twain

Chapter 47: Special guest-host CARL SAGAN (Matt Gourley) welcomes American treasure MARK TWAIN (Paul F. Tompkins) to the Dead Authors stage for an evening of steamboats, satire and science! Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA.  826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a
23/06/201549 minutes 46 seconds
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Chapter 46: Hans Christian Andersen, featuring Joe Wengert

Chapter 46: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes fairy-taleist Hans Christian Andersen (Joe Wengert) to the Dead Authors stage. DID YOU KNOW? In Mr. Andersen's time, people from Denmark often thought they were from Holland! Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA.  826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in An
19/05/20151 hour 1 minute 16 seconds
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Chapter 45 [Part 1]: L. Ron Hubbard, featuring Andrew Daly

Chapter 45 [Part 1]: Unprecedented! Host H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) barely scratches the thetan-encrusted surface of guest L. Ron Hubbard (Andrew Daly) and calls for a followup interview at the end of this one. Enoy and then wait! Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA.  826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other res
14/04/20151 hour 1 minute 32 seconds
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Chapter 44: Confucius, featuring Eugene Cordero

Chapter 44: Think Confucius (Eugene Cordero) has no wisdom to offer other than that which can fit on a slip of paper inside a baked good? Well, H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) draws out the wise one's theories on Mandy Patinkin! Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA.  826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year o
17/03/201556 minutes 40 seconds
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Chapter 43: Iceberg Slim, featuring Ron Funches

Chapter 43: It's hard out there for a host! H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) chats with Iceberg Slim (Ron Funches) about pimping, water parks, and more.  Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA.  826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resour
26/02/201553 minutes 32 seconds
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Chapter 42: Miguel de Cervantes, featuring Horatio Sanz

Chapter 42: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) goes mano a mano with Don Quixote author Miguel de Cervantes (Horatio Sanz). You may be pleased to hear that the name "Terry Gilliam" is never mentioned. Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA.  826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los
27/01/201554 minutes 54 seconds
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Appendix H: Hunter S. Thompson and Philip K. Dick, featuring James Adomian and Matt Besser

Appendix H: From the vaults! H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Hunter S. Thompson (James Adomian) and Philip K. Dick (Matt Besser) to the Dead Authors stage for an evening of whatever this is. About 826: 826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their
16/01/201546 minutes 46 seconds
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Chapter 41: Dr. Seuss, featuring Hal Lublin

Chapter 41: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) does not interview Dr. Seuss (Hal Lublin) on a box, proving that eating rancid breakfasts isn't the only the thing that doesn't happen on boxes. Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA.  826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundament
24/12/201458 minutes 26 seconds
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Appendix G: F. Scott Fitzgerald and James Joyce, featuring Andy Daly and Sean Conroy

Appendix F: From the vaults! H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes F. Scott Fitzgerald (Andy Daly) and James Joyce (Sean Conroy) to the Dead Authors stage for an evening of whatever this is. About 826: 826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 stude
05/12/201445 minutes 20 seconds
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Chapter 40: Virginia Woolf, featuring Mary Holland

Chapter 40: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) learns who is afraid of Virginia Woolf (Mary Holland) and it turns out to be H.G. Wells. Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA.  826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — se
20/11/20141 hour 3 minutes 59 seconds
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Appendix F: Ernest Hemingway and Sun Tzu, featuring Josh Fadem and Fred Armisen

Appendix F: From the vaults! H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Ernest Hemingway (Josh Fadem) and Sun Tzu (Fred Armisen) to the Dead Authors stage for an evening of whatever this is. About 826: 826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-res
07/11/201449 minutes 31 seconds
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Chapter 39: Flannery O'Connor, featuring Lennon Parham

Chapter 39: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) proves a good woman is easy to snatch up in a machine that can travel through time and space! And Flannery O'Connor (Lennon Parham) proves that all of us can be a peacock. All of us. Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA.  826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann
21/10/201454 minutes 26 seconds
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Chapter 38: Ian Fleming, featuring Matt Gourley

Chapter 38: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes the creator of James Bond himself, Ian Fleming (Matt Gourley) to the Dead Authors stage. Mr. Fleming is a troubled soul who only wants to be a monstrous misogynist. Is that so much to ask? Apparently so. Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA.  826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — l
09/10/201456 minutes 47 seconds
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Appendix E: Lord Byron and Norman Mailer, featuring Dana Gould and Frank Conniff

Appendix E: From the vaults! H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Lord Byron (Dana Gould) and Norman Mailer (Frank Conniff) to the Dead Authors stage for an evening of whatever this is. About 826: 826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattl
03/10/201454 minutes 50 seconds
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Appendix D: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and Erma Bombeck, featuring Seth Morris and Brian Huseky

Appendix D: From the vaults! H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Seth Morris) and Erma Bombeck (Brian Huskey) to the Dead Authors stage for an evening of whatever this is. About 826: 826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco,
25/09/201445 minutes 9 seconds
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Chapter 37: Truman Capote, featuring Jessica Chaffin

Chapter 37: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes novelist, Studio 54 regular, and pill-addled gossip Truman Capote (Jessica Chaffin) to the podcast. Pour yourself a glass of "orange drink" and listen! Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA.  826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide
14/08/201454 minutes 56 seconds
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Appendix C: Edgar Allan Poe and J.D. Salinger, featuring Craig Cackowski and Marc Evan Jackson

Appendix C: From the vaults! H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Edgar Allan Poe (Craig Cackowski) and J.D. Salinger (Marc Evan Jackson) to the Dead Authors stage for an evening of whatever this is. About 826: 826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston,
05/08/201426 minutes 32 seconds
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Chapter 36: Ralph Ellison, featuring DeMorge Brown

H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes novelist, critic, and scholar Ralph Ellison (DeMorge Brown) to the podcast. For you completists, this episode contains appearances by all the authors of novels entitled The Invisible Man. Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA.  826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor
30/07/20141 hour 5 minutes 32 seconds
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Chapter 35: Oscar Wilde, featuring Jon Daly

H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes author Oscar Wilde (Jon Daly) to the podcast. Prepare yourself for many mots, a great deal of them bon! Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA.  826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to exp
17/06/20141 hour 23 minutes 56 seconds
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Chapter 34: Roald Dahl, featuring Ben Schwartz

H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes author Roald Dahl (Ben Schwartz) to the podcast. The audience makes some rather disturbing discoveries about Mr. Dahl over the course of the interview. As does Mr. Dahl. Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA.  826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under
30/05/20141 hour 55 seconds
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Chapter 30: William Faulkner, featuring Thomas Lennon

Chapter 30: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Nobel Laureate William Faulkner (Thomas Lennon) to the podcast, recorded live at The Brave Theatre in San Francisco as part of SketchFest 2014.  NOTE: The sound on this episode is not, shall we say, "good."  So be sure to plant your earbuds, water them with volume, and let the audio blossom! Photo: Liezl Estipona <p style="pad
13/05/201455 minutes 40 seconds
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Chapter 33: Rod Serling, featuring John Ross Bowie

Chapter 33: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Twilight Zone creator Rode Serling (John Ross Bowie) to the podcast.  OR DOES HE? (He does.) Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA.  826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18,
15/04/20141 hour 4 minutes 44 seconds
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Chapter 32: E. Gary Gygax, featuring Chris Tallman

Chapter 32: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Dungeons & Dragons creator E. Gary Gygax (Chris Tallman) to the podcast.  Put down your dice, pick up your inhalers, and listen!   Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA.    <p style="padding: 0px; font-size: 12px; color: #333333; fon
19/03/20141 hour 50 seconds
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Chapter 31: Anne Frank, featuring Jamie Denbo

Chapter 31: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes diarist Anne Frank (Jamie Denbo) to the podcast.  It's not as offensive as you're thinking.   Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA.  <p style="padding: 0px; margin-top: 12px; margin-right: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font-size: 12px
18/02/201450 minutes 38 seconds
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Chapter 29: Clement Clarke Moore and Irving Berlin, featuring Scott Aukerman and Neil Campbell

Chapter 29: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes 'Twas The Night Before Christmas author Clement Clarke Moore (Scott Aukerman) and "White Christmas" composer Irving Berlin (Neil Campbell) to the podcast for this Christmas-themed chapter. Slavery comes up more here than in your average Christmas fare. Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and
18/12/201353 minutes 53 seconds
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Chapter 28: Walt Whitman, featuring James Adomian

Chapter 28: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Walt Whitman (James Adomian) to the podcast to discuss his work, but then this happened instead. Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA.  <p style="padding: 0px;
03/12/201358 minutes 57 seconds
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Chapter 27: Tennessee Williams, featuring Kristen Schaal

Chapter 27: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) chats with Tennessee Williams (Kristen Schaal) about his many plays. Prepare yourself to hear the phrase "Red Devil Battry Sign" more times in one hour than you ever have or will in your life. Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA.  826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Lo
26/11/201355 minutes 36 seconds
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Chapter 26: William S. Burroughs, featuring Kurt Braunohler

Chapter 26: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) chats with William S. Burroughs (Kurt Braunohler). When Mr. Burroughs rolls up his sleeves, it's certainly not to do housework. Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA.  826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future succ
19/11/201353 minutes 59 seconds
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Chapter 25: Shel Silverstein, featuring Mark McConville

Chapter 25: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) gets an earful from Shel Silverstein (Mark McConville) about trees. Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA.  826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students. For more informa
12/11/201353 minutes 27 seconds
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Chapter 24: Plato, featuring Jason Mantzoukas

Chapter 24: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) coaxes Plato (Jason Mantzoukas) out of his cave only to find that the philosopher behaves like a person just coaxed out of a cave. Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. <
05/11/201348 minutes 26 seconds
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Chapter 23: Charlotte Brontë, featuring Jessica St. Clair

Chapter 23: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) risks consumption whilst interviewing the frail, sad-sack author of Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë (Jessica St. Clair). Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA.  <p style="padding: 0px; margin-top: 12px; margin-right: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font-size: 12px; color: #333333; font-family: verdana; margin-bottom:
29/10/201351 minutes 45 seconds
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Chapter 22: Edgar Rice Burroughs, featuring Chris Tallman

Chapter 22: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) barely makes it out of this one alive as Edgar Rice Burroughs (Chris Tallman) rages against all those who would spurn the 2012 film John Carter. Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA.  <p style="padding: 0px; margin-top: 12px; margin-right: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font-size: 12px; color: #333333; font-family: verdana; margin-bottom: 7px !important; outline
22/10/201355 minutes 10 seconds
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Chapter 21: Joseph Campbell, featuring Jeremy Carter

Chapter 21: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) makes a thousand faces listening to The Power of Myth author Joseph Campbell (Jeremy Carter). Shame you can.t hear them. Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 
15/10/201357 minutes 35 seconds
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Chapter 20: Ayn Rand, featuring John Hodgman

Chapter 20: Live from the 2013 San Francisco Sketchfest! H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes the rather chatty Ayn Rand (John Hodgman) or an evening of H.G. Wells listening to Ayn Rand.  Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. And thanks to the crew and proprietors of the San Francisco SketchFest. 826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann
20/06/20131 hour 2 minutes 35 seconds
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Chapter 2: Robert Louis Stevenson, featuring Andy Daly

Chapter 2: The sound is terrible on this one. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. There's still lots of good stuff! Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA.  826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students. For more information: http://826national.org/cha
13/05/201352 minutes 24 seconds
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Chapter 18: Brendan Behan, featuring Brian Stack

Chapter 18: Perhaps H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) will have better luck than previoius chat show hosts in getting a few coherent sentences out of Irish poet, playwright, and sot Brendan Behan (Brian Stack). But probably not. Listen to find out for sure! Why else are you here? What a pointless one-sided conversation this has been! Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA.  826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamen
01/05/201356 minutes 7 seconds
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Chapter 17: Agatha Christie, featuring Jessica Chaffin

Chapter 17: Who's our guest this time round? It's no mystery! It's Dame Agatha Christie (Jessica Chaffin)! Can H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) get to the bottom of Dame Agatha's strange disappearance from 3-14 December, 1926? YES! Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA.  826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skill
16/04/201356 minutes 9 seconds
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Chapter 16: Gore Vidal, featuring Marc Evan Jackson

Chapter 16: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Gore Vidal (Marc Evan Jackson) who brings a truckload of truculence to the Dead Authors stage. For fans of smug dismissiveness, this episode is a must!
02/04/201353 minutes 46 seconds
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Chapter 15: The Marquis de Sade, featuring Andy Daly

Capter 15: Oh, the delicious pain that shall be inflicted upon you with this podcast! H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) discovers there's more to The Marquis de Sade (Andy Daly) than just kinky sex-- there's also loads of murder! 
25/03/201353 minutes 8 seconds
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Chapter 14: Abbie Hoffman, featuring Jen Kirkman

Chapter 14: Don't trust any podcast under thirty... minutes! Enjoy an hour of H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) trying to make sense of counterculture legend Abbie Hoffman. Steal his book and he just might steal your heart! YIPPIE!
22/01/201354 minutes 5 seconds
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Chapter 13: The Brothers Grimm, featuring Jeremy Carter and Matt Gourley

Chapter 13: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes famous child-frighteners Wilhelm & Jacob Grimm (Superego’s Matt Gourley 
31/12/201256 minutes 52 seconds
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Chapter 19: The Authors of The Gospels, featuring Craig Cackowski, Mark Gagliardi, Hal Lublin and Matt Gourley

Chapter 19: Celebrate the birth of Christ with the men who wrote the books on Him! H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes his most... well, his most guests ever, in the personages of Saints Matthew, Mark, Luke and John (Craig Cackowski, Mark Gagliardi, Hal Lublin and Matt Gourley). And ye shall share it as The Greatest Podcast Ever Downloaded!
24/12/201253 minutes 26 seconds
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Chapter 12: Mary Shelley, featuring Laraine Newman

Chapter 12: Just in time for Hallowe'en, H.G. Wells chats with the Frankenstein author about her work. Did you know "Frankenstein" was not the name of the monster? It was actually Herman something!
31/10/201253 minutes 42 seconds
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Chapter 11: J.R.R. Tolkien, featuring Matt Walsh

Chapter 11: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes nerd hero/nerd hater J.R.R. Tolkien (Matt Walsh) to the Dead Authors stage. There is, distressingly, as much discussion of Tom Bombadil as you might fear.
23/10/201259 minutes 41 seconds
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Chapter 10: Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring Chris Tallman

Chapter 10: For a chap who went on and on about deductive reasoning, he sure seemed to think faeries were real. The loudly Scottish Sir Arthur (Chris Tallman) has plenty to say to H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins), some of it is even fit for mixed company!
12/10/201250 minutes 31 seconds
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Chapter 9: Jorge Luis Borges, featuring Nick Kroll

Chapter 9: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes the quietly trippy Jorge Luis Borges (Nick Kroll) to the Dead Authors stage. What a night of accents this was!
25/07/201251 minutes 2 seconds
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Chapter 8: Aesop, featuring Mark McConville

Chapter 8: Do you have friends who insist upon doing "voices" for their idiotic dogs?  Well, you can blame the original animal anthropomorphizer, Aesop (Mark McConville). Join H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) as he delves into the mind behind so many lazy grasshoppers and eating dirorederd foxes. Have you ever wondered just what the true pronunciation of "Aesop" is? After listening to this, you will continue to do so!
29/05/201248 minutes 19 seconds
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Appendix B: Friederich Nietzsche and H.P. Lovecraft, featuring James Adomian and Paul Scheer

As you await the incipient arrival of Chapter 8 and dear Aesop (not to mention Chapter 2 and long-lost Robert Louis Stevenson), please allow H.G. Wells [Paul F. Tompkins] to divert your attentions with this particularly potty treasure (?) from our archives, with special (??) guests (???) Friedrich Nietzsche [James Adomian] and H.P. Lovecraft [Paul Scheer]. Note: if you are easily offended, you may find this one a bit challenging. Mostly because it very rarely makes any sense AT ALL.
01/05/201245 minutes 16 seconds
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Chapter 7: P.G. Wodehouse, featuring Brian Stack

Chapter 7: Jeeves & Wooster creator P.G. Wodehouse (Brian Stack) visits with H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) and it's not long before things get disturbing (in the most British way possible). There is a surprising amount of talk about donkeys. No matter how much talk of donkeys you were expecting, there is more than that.
20/03/201252 minutes 1 second
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Chapter 6: Gertrude Stein, featuring John Ross Bowie

Chapter 6: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes author, poet, art collector and wake-and-baker Gertrude Stein (John Ross Bowie) to the Dead Authors stage for a convivial discussion of all sorts of things! Poetry: Tedious or just embarrassing? "Recreational" herbs: How much is too much? And The Ladies: Who doesn't love them?
14/02/201251 minutes 48 seconds
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Chapter 5: Carl Sagan, featuring Matt Gourley

Chapter 5: Astronomer, astrophysicist, author and turtleneck fetishist Carl Sagan (Matt Gourley) sits down with H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) for a freewheeling chat at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre Los Angeles. How many odd tangents are embarked upon? To coin a phrase, billions and billions! Please do enjoy, and, should you be so inclined, leave a us a review on iTunes.
17/01/201249 minutes 17 seconds
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Appendix A: Charles Dickens and O. Henry, featuring Hal Lublin and Marc Evan Jackson

The Happiest of Holidays to You, Dear Listener! Here We Find Your Host, H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) Doing Yule-battle With Those Two Titans of Christmas Fiction, Charles Dickens (Hal Lublin) and O. Henry (Marc Evan Jackson). O Enjoy, All Ye Faithful!
20/12/201146 minutes 44 seconds
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Chapter 4: Benjamin Franklin, featuring Scott Aukerman

Chapter 4: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes author, inventor, diplomat and party animal Benjamin Franklin (Scott Aukerman) to the Dead Authors stage for an oft-sprited, oft-absurd, and oft-off-kilter discussion about God knows what. It must be heard to be believed, and even after hearing it you should still check three sources.  Ambassador Franklin is a bit of a libertine when it comes to naughty words, so plug your ears up, you bunch of nuns! (Sorry, It's infectious!)
06/12/201147 minutes 8 seconds
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Chapter 3: Dorothy Parker, featuring Jen Kirkman

Chapter 3: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Algonquin Round Tabler Dorothy Parker (Jen Kirkman) to the Dead Authors stage. The liquor does flow and the mots are bon! Mrs. Parker's employment of the occasional spicy phrase earns this Chapter its red-letter rating.  Do not listen with your maiden aunt unless a fainting couch stands nearby!
08/11/201148 minutes 5 seconds
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Chapter 1: Emily Dickinson, featuring Andy Richter

Chapter 1: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes painfully shy poetess Emily Dickinson (Andy Richter) to the stage of The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Los Angeles. There are some minor sound problems. We're working on it. By Chapter 3, we'll all be laughing about this!
20/09/201143 minutes 24 seconds