Season 1: Episode List

Season 1

Season 1 of The Lit Fantastic was released in July 2017 on both Soundcloud and iTunes. We’re adding this index to make it easy to find the episodes.  Special thanks to my post-pilot producer, Jenna Yokoyama, and to KBOO 90.7 FM, Portland’s Community Radio Station, where this podcast series was recorded.

  • Episode 01:  Eugenia Leigh (Worldbuilding & Fantasy) [pilot]
  • Episode 02:  Helene Achanzar (Lighthouses & Buffy)
  • Episode 03:  Valynne Maetani (Gaudy, Ugly, & Wonderfully Different)
  • Episode 04:  David Campos (Roleplaying Games & Community)
  • Episode 05:  Jessica Piazza (Obsessions)
  • Episode 06:  Noel P. Mariano (Sidekicks & Superheroes)
  • Episode 07:  Jeannine Hall Gailey (The End of the World, and After)
  • Episode 08:  Hélène Cardona (Translation & Renaissance Women)
  • Episode 09:  Brent Fisk (Basketball & Aging)
  • Episode 10:  Lee Herrick (Institutions, JFK, & Social Justice)

You can listen to the individual episodes on Soundcloud below — or find us on iTunes under The Lit Fantastic. If you have suggestions for who we should interview in Season 2 or 3, we’d love to hear from you.

E04: David Campos (Roleplaying Games & Community)

E04: David Campos (Roleplaying Games & Community)

In a particularly geeky conversation, host Neil Aitken and poet David Campos unpack Campos’ obsession with collaborative roleplaying and computer games, as well as how the lessons we learn at the game table carry over into both realms of writing and academic work.



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E01: Eugenia Leigh (Worldbuilding & Fantasy)

 

E01: Eugenia Leigh (Worldbuilding & Fantasy)

 

Eugenia Leigh discusses her obsession with worldbuilding, whether in poetry, literary fiction, or fantasy realms. We geek out over JRR Tolkien’s own obsession with language and the creation of founding myths, the intersection between faith and fantasy, and what exactly “selah” means.

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