The Swords and Sports Podcast
Mutant Spiders in Roanoke, Interview w/ Mike Shel

Mutant Spiders in Roanoke, Interview w/ Mike Shel

May 6, 2021

On this week's episode I'm joined by author Mike Shel to talk about his #SPFBO 2018 finalist, Aching God (Iconoclasts, #1). We also talk about his favorite statue, his evil clone-creating biology teacher that got his arm eaten by a snake, mutant spiders running rampant in Roanoke, writing a successful short-story and not even knowing it, and more! Available now!

Brightwash and Booze, interview w/ Krystle Matar

Brightwash and Booze, interview w/ Krystle Matar

April 29, 2021

On this week's episode I'm joined by Krystle Matar to talk about her debut novel, Legacy of the Brightwash (Tainted Dominion, #1). We also discuss the hottest hashtag in fantasy #BrightwashandBooze, the dangers of Canadian english warnings, raising free-range children, her daughter killing me with a broadsword, I pitch some polyamorous fan-fiction, pocket watch collections and more! Available now!

Life After Decapitation, Interview w/ JC Kang

Life After Decapitation, Interview w/ JC Kang

April 22, 2021

On this week's episode I'm joined by USA Today Bestselling author JC Kang to talk about his book, Songs of Insurrection (The Dragon Songs Saga #1). We also talk about learning languages for love, the multiple different martial arts he could use to beat me up, all the research behind decapitation, Chinese champion divers creating inappropriate names, and more! Available now!

Fantastic Beastiality and Where to Find It! Interview w/ Dyrk Ashton

Fantastic Beastiality and Where to Find It! Interview w/ Dyrk Ashton

April 15, 2021

On this week's episode I'm joined by Booknest.eu Award winning author Dyrk Ashton to talk about his #SPFBO finalist Paternus. We talk about being the Kickstarter King, lord of the Doppelgänger's, trading a horse for a car, and achieving his dreams, quitting them, than doing it again! A true story of hustling. We also talk about Peter the animal lover, living forever is just boring, and battle of the monsters! Listen now.

Slitting Throats is Exhausting, Interview w/ Michael R. Fletcher

Slitting Throats is Exhausting, Interview w/ Michael R. Fletcher

April 8, 2021

On this week's episode I'm joined by 2020 Booknest Award winner and SPFBO 6 finalist Michael R. Fletcher to talk about his book Black Stone Heart. We talk about lying naked in the street drunk, being an agent of chaos, and his beef with Brandon Sanderson. We also talk about his love of cannibalistic characters, how slitting throats is exhausting, and that writing clean book is just plain boring! Listen now! 

Don’t be a Dirty Kill Stealer, Interview w/ Ryan DeBruyn

Don’t be a Dirty Kill Stealer, Interview w/ Ryan DeBruyn

April 1, 2021

On this week's episode I'm joined by LitRPG superstar Ryan DeBruyn to talk about his book Equalize (Ether Collapse, #1). We talk about his transition from professional volleyball player to fantasy author, the magnificent feeling of spiking the ball in someone's face, his low-key gaming addiction, working with Mountaindale Press and how this interview almost ruined his relationship! We also talk about Rockland the coprophiliac, how many degrees of separation is necessary to bang your ancestor and that being a dirty kill stealer is the worst thing you can be. Available now!

Garlic Bread Goblins, interview w/ Shaun Paul Stevens, #SPFBO finalist!

Garlic Bread Goblins, interview w/ Shaun Paul Stevens, #SPFBO finalist!

March 25, 2021

On this week's episode I'm joined by #SPFBO 6 finalist Shaun Paul Stevens to discuss his book, Nether Light. We talk about his love of garlic bread, his elaborate write/rewrite process, and I sent Shaun $10,000 for his writing Masterclass and haven't received my schedule yet!  I also pitch him some terrible novella ideas, Guyen and Yemelyan's horniness getting them into trouble, and how Flags is capture-the-flag for people with a death wish! Listen now!

Abercrombie abs and LitRPG! Interview with Jay Boyce.

Abercrombie abs and LitRPG! Interview with Jay Boyce.

March 18, 2021

On this week's episode I'm joined by Jay Boyce, author of Siphon (A Touch of Power) and winner of the 2019 Warriors and Wizards award for best new LitRPG author. We break down WTF LitRPG is, our FAVORITE Disney songs, Andara being home to the hottest people, and why my World of Warcraft career show that I would be a terrible character in Siphon. We also talk about her incredible spreadsheets, collection of wigs, mobilizing her student army to build her website and more! 

Charles the Chicken King, Interview with Robert H. Fleming

Charles the Chicken King, Interview with Robert H. Fleming

March 11, 2021

On this week's episode I'm joined by #SPFBO 6 finalist Robert H. Fleming to discuss his book, The Fall of Erlon. We talk about his experience with the competition, struggles with coming up with marketing strategies, I grill him about the future of the Carolina Panthers and more! We also have an intervention for Elisa, debate which character would win an eating competition, and King Nelson the dork. Listen now!

Don’t Drink and Dragonslay, Interview w/ Brian Naslund

Don’t Drink and Dragonslay, Interview w/ Brian Naslund

March 4, 2021

On this week's episode I'm joined by author Brian Naslund for a wild interview to discuss his drunken dragonslayer novel, Blood of an Exile. We discuss how lack of caffeine can cause decapitation, that quarantine turned Brian into a viking, his electric baseball career, crying in public bars, and do an ALL-TIME deep dive into dick jokes. We also look at the best ways to kill a dragon, the circle of life, and I pitch some novella ideas. Listen now!

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