Geeks, Grab Your Towels! A Legendary Podcast Returns!

The Once and Future Podcast Announces Blockbuster Fall Guests

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 — New York, NY — Host and curator of content Anton Strout is pleased to announce that The Once and Future Podcast, his science fiction and fantasy show, is back for its third season and promises to be more powerful than ever before.

How can that be, when in the past the show played host to the likes of Patrick Rothfuss, Amber Benson, Lev Grossman, and Charlaine Harris? Well, for starters, how about upcoming guests like Jim Butcher, Tad Williams, Robin Hobb, Chuck Wendig, and more? The show will also have weekly segments focusing on news and events from around the nerdiverse, as well as the laughs and lively discussion listeners have come to expect.

Strout, himself a successful urban fantasy author, started the podcast in 2011. “I listen to a lot of podcasts. Thing is, no one out there was doing exactly the kind of one I wanted to be hearing, so for the past three seasons I've taken it upon myself to fill that void,” says Strout. “I love books and I love my fellow authors. I am pretty keen on celebrating that. I wanted a place where I could talk about all things happening within my chosen genre.”

There are many podcasts out there these days. Why should one listen to this particular show? The Once and Future Podcast offers listeners a unique opportunity to hear authors chat in relaxed conversation. They’ll hear about informative things, like an author’s recent release or convention happenings, but they’ll also catch a glimpse of who these people really are behind the scenes. Because of the casual format, topics come up that aren’t usually covered in conventional interviews. Authors and other industry professionals become real people. Every episode has laughter and geek-talk in abundance.

For the first time, The Once and Future Podcast will be hosting sponsors as well — but not just any sponsors. Strout explains: “Listeners of The Once & Future Podcast love reading, but have a host of other nerdy little interests as well. We would rather speak passionately about the things we love in our sponsorships rather than run ads simply for the sake of running ads. Testimonial love holds a power other ads simply don’t.” These ads won’t be regurgitated copy. Whenever possible, Strout will discuss what these companies or products mean to him, and why his readers will want to know about them.

The first episode of the new season will air on September 29, when Strout will be welcoming legendary cartoonist/illustrator/writer/game designer/muskrat loving Dork Tower creator John Kovalic to the podcast. Why not head to iTunes and subscribe? With over 51k (and growing) listeners to back it up, this doesn’t seem to be the kind of show folks will want to miss.

Anton Strout is the author of the Simon Canderous paranormal detective series as well as the Spellmason Chronicles, both from Ace Books. His most recent book, Incarnate (book 3 of the Spellmason Chronicles), is coming out on September 30, 2014. You can find him wandering the halls at or talking to your favorite genre authors at

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