moving the podcast – interview from August 28, 2013
I really enjoyed my chat with Jan, and I think this is as much myself as I’ve been so far (she brought out the super chatty, laughy in me for sure). But she’s more than just a funny lady; she’s really fascinating and enthusiastic about her life and her choice of careers. And that’s a great thing to hear. So take a listen as Jan talks to me about blogging, motherhood, living in Canada and the amazing world of the kindergarten classroom.
“If it can make someone else laugh, it helps me see the humor in the situation…
that’s probably been one of the best things about Twitter and blogging
is just that it helps me see the funny quicker.”
0:00 ~ to tweet, perhaps to blog…
11:15 ~ raising (& writing about) 4 boys under 8
18:15 ~ being a Kindergarten teacher!
26:20 ~ Kids learn that in Kindergarten?
30:00 ~ technology and the modern classroom
34:55 ~ Oh, Canada
World War Z is the first zombie book I ever read – and I loved it. So good. When the movie came out, I tweeted for someone willing to chat it up with me, and Amy Severson replied. I’d long been plotting how to get her on the podcast, and she literally volunteers! Not only is she funny and awesome and completely zombie knowledgeable, but she knows how to tell a great story herself. Her zombie and robot short stories are just magnificent!
Here we talk about the movie in relation to the book, what we loved, and what we wanted more of. Amy also schools me on what makes a real zombie movie.
“…but one zombie, when you actually get a chance to…look in it’s eyes…
and see it for what it really is…that’s terrifying.”
0:00 ~ Amy Severson, zombie expert
2:45 ~ “I love being scared”
5:30 ~ a zombie movie for people who aren’t into zombies
8:20 ~ a book-sized hole in our hearts
13:20 ~ personal stakes & real zombie movies
20:00 ~ PG-13 zombies
25:00 ~ “inspired” by the book
30:35 ~ tacked-on act 3, or finally getting it right?
36:15 ~ mainstream endings & crappy sequels
Knox McCoy is a man of varied interests! We talked about writing and publishing and podcasting and video production…oh, and horses with swords on their foreheads. That are not unicorns. Because unicorns are evil.
And also, I just liked listening to his voice because I totally crush on it. Isn’t it lovely? *sigh*
I’m sorry, what were we talking about?
0:00 ~ my name is Knox McCoy…
2:00 ~ freelance writer.
6:05 ~ not a bad but: writing humor
10:00 ~ cracking the code of self-publishing
15:10 ~ the Knox voice (podcasting!)
19:20 ~ For Love! (it’s all about The Bachelorette)
24:00 ~ Swordhorse Studios
30:00 ~ new and renewed projects
I have adored JR. Forasteros practically from the first Storymen video. His laugh is contagious, his enthusiasm is infectious, and wow, I just made him sound like a virus.
But JR. truly is a story man, and that’s something we have in common. Except for the man part. Anyway, we both love stories and characters and really great movies. Like Star Trek Into Darkness!
I was thrilled when JR. agreed to come on the podcast, and it was pure joy to talk about something I love with someone who loves it too. (Bonus points if you can guess how many times we say “right!” to each other.)
0:00 ~ Storyman (and trekkie) JR. Forasteros
6:20 ~ reviewing the reboot
12:05 ~ Khaaaannn!
15:35 ~ growing up vs growing old (a Wrath of Khan comparison)
20:25 ~ a non-trekkie viewpoint
22:50 ~ relationships & character stuff
27:25 ~ bras and panties
30:10 ~ boldly going where they’ve never been before?