HTP Episode 074 – Steven Jay Rubin



Steven Jay Rubin is the author of The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia. As a fellow Bond fan, I’m happy to pick his brain on classic 007 topics such as “Which Bond actor worked best?” and “Does the Bond continuity work?” He and I have a mutual admiration for the lengths the franchise has went through to stay fresh and relevant.

In addition, Steven is a screenwriter with a particular interest in comedy—real comedy, funny comedy, and we spend a lot of time talking about how the genre isn’t at its best right now, and ways it could see new life.

The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia is available on Amazon right now.  If you’d like a signed copy, check with the good folks at Larry Edmunds Bookshop.

Check out Steve’s Facebook group for the book, and watch for his feature “This Day in James Bond Movie History”.  You can also find him on LinkedIn,  and his somewhat lesser-used Twitter.

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HTP Episode 063 – Dr. Lisa Funnell


Dr. Lisa Funnell is an Associate Professor in the Women’s and Gender Studies department at the University of Oklahoma.  In addition to authoring books on the James Bond mythos, such as ‘Geographies, Genders and Geopolitics of James Bond’ and ‘For His Eyes Only: The Women of James Bond’.  Her work has led her to teach a university class on the changing role of women in the James Bond universe.  The overall goal of the course is to mirror how women’s changing roles in the series mirror their changing roles in real life.  During our chat, I get to pick Dr. Funnell’s brain about what it’s like to balance fandom and scholarly analysis, particularly when a dated perspective might make us uncomfortable.  She also has a great take on the sharp turn the 007 movies took in the 90s.

You can follow Dr. Funnell on her Twitter account as well as Instagram, Facebook,  and  on her Amazon Author page.  Her official website is

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