HTP Episode 126 – David Banks

David Banks has a passion for comic book history and preservation, and his latest project has turned him toward doing a full restoration of the comic series Micronauts. This is following his work on Rom: The Space Knight and Usagi Yojimbo. In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, David and I talk about the importance of preserving niche comic topics and how some IPs fall through the cracks of history.

You can follow David on his official website, Single Bound Studios, as well as his Twitter account!

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HTP Episode 125 – Chris Byrne, “The Toy Guy”

Chris Byrne is a toy enthusiast and historian. He operates a blog called The Toy Guy and a podcast called The Playground Podcast. Noting how children use play and imagination to form how they see the world, Chris has some great insights into the roles that toys hold in our lives- both when we’re young and when we’re old. In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, Chris and I look at how toys have shifted in the eyes of our larger culture. The two of us look into the rise of the adult toy collector, and the weird ways the industry has settled in the wake of Toys R Us closing its doors.

You can follow Chris on Instagram and Twitter!

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HTP Episode 124 – Larry Hankin Returns!

Last seen in Episode 118, Larry Hankin returns to Hungry Trilobyte to move beyond our discussion of comedy and acting. He’s now ready to release his new book., ‘That Guy’ and we have a chat about the struggles of writing and of a new author dealing with the publishing industry. Larry also offers some insight into the homeless problem, having lived that life for a year.

 

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HTP Episode 118 – Larry Hankin

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Anyone who has seen Home Alone, Billy Madison, Friends, or Seinfeld will recognize Larry Hankin in a second.  Diehard fans will also spot him in Star Trek and Married With Children.  In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, Larry and I start off by discussing acting and finding creativity (we all have it!) and then move on to trying to understand if we have any hope for surviving as a people—on earth or in space.  Turns out, Larry looks at life from an anthropological point of view, and has some insights about the book The Naked Ape.

You can follow Larry on his official website.

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HTP Episode 117 – Ash Congiliando

In addition to being a filmmaker and fellow podcaster, Ash Congiliando is the writer behind the Tales from the Toy Cave blog. In this episode, Ash and I have a frank talk about a possible end in the adult toy collector hobby, and how being film buffs for many years has given us different ways of looking at movies we might have (in another lifetime) trashed completely.

 

You can follow Ash on Twitter

 

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HTP Episode 116 – Frank Conniff

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Frank Conniff (known to MST3K fans as “TV’s Frank”) is now the star of a riffing show called The Mads Are Back.   The two of us spend a lot of time talking about discovering movies, appreciating offbeat cinema, and how the movie culture has grown and changed over the years, particularly in our lifetimes.   From silent films, to the studio system era, to Disney’s takeover of Marvel, there’s a lot to cover in this chat!

You can follow Frank on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.  Check out his official website and his books.

 

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HTP Episode 115 – Jeffrey Weissman

Jeffrey Weissman is a veteran actor, known on screen for his roles in Twilight Zone: The Movie and Back to the Future, Part II. He comes to Hungry Trilobyte to discuss his journey through stage and screen, and I really enjoy hearing his insights on playing iconic figures such as Mark Twain and Larry Fine. Toward the end of the show, Jeffrey treats me to a choice sampling of his rare behind-the-scenes photos to go along with his stories.

Follow Jeffrey on his official website and on Facebook

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HTP Episode 114 – Val Narr

Val Narr is an artist who also has a concern for mental health and giving people the guidance they need to better their lives. Her Twitter series, Life Advice with Counselor Troi, illustrates principles of therapy through examples from Deanna Troi on Star Trek: The Next Generation. In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, Val and I discuss why this works so well, and how much wisdom can be found in the words of both Troi and Marina Sirtis.

Be sure to follow Val on Twitter!  You can also support her work on Depop and Etsy!

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HTP Episode 113 – Jarrod Alberich Returns!

Jarrod Alberich comes back to Hungry Trilobyte (after discussing James Bond in another episode). Today he adds his perspective to our discussion of the connection between fandom and mental health. Jarrod has taught leadership courses in which the concept of Emotional Intelligence is a main topic. He and I take that and apply it to internet culture as a whole.

If you’re interested in more of Jarrod’s Leadership Skills, try his podcast on the topic, Leadership Tips with Jarrod.

 

You can follow Jarrod on Twitter and Facebook.  Don’t forget to check out his shop!

 

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HTP Episode 112 – Bekah George

Bekah George is a life coach and therapist.  She comes to Hungry Trilobyte to share her experience with mental health care at Shear Visions Coaching.  She and I get into the specifics of why it is so difficult to discuss mental health care in our culture, and how we can make it easier to approach care.  We get into the specifics of what separates a therapist from a coach, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of taking a faith-based approach.

The chat I had with Bekah is the first part of a series I’m calling #Fans4Healing.  This is a project that examines how living in a fandom has helped people with depression, anxiety, and other mental health struggles.

You can follow and contact Bekah on Facebook and Instagram

Be sure to track #Fans4Healing on Twitter!

 

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