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Page Break is a collection of casual conversations between epic fantasy author Brian McClellan and fellow creative professionals—like two friends sitting down over lunch to discuss career, craft, family, and hobbies. Authorhood is a quiet sort of minor fame where the person behind the words is often obscured by the works they’ve created. Brian aims to use this podcast to find out more about his friends and colleagues. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
"Women Shifting Gears Driven by Hemmings" is a weekly podcast that puts inspiring women from all corners of the automotive world in the left seat. Fasten your seatbelt as host Amanda Busick talks with women in motor racing, collector cars, national and international motoring events, publishing, rallies, and STEM education to hear what drives them to contribute their time and talent to the world of cars. Amanda moves our guests into the fast lane to explore her guest’s career insights, their ...
 
Dropping Spicy aims to look deeper into the development process and life cycle of Apex Legends, compared to other titles in the Battle Royale genre, with special emphasis on dissecting business decisions, patch and balance changes, and our own take on the development roadmap based on our experience with the gaming industry that you won't find in other Apex podcasts. Pepper that with bits of low level strategy, and a focus on community feedback and content, and you've got an Apex Legends podc ...
 
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On this episode, we change up the format a little, and start with our week in Apex, followed by a heaping helping of Apex news, including the Monsters Within event, a possible boycott, and a really well-made Wattson buff idea created by the Reddit community! We then end things, this time, with a bit of strat talk, a community submission, and our qu…
 
GSEvents kicks off Season 2 of our podcast with the exciting partnership announcement that this show is now being “driven” by Hemmings. Jaclyn Sunseri, Vice President, Media Revenue and Sales along with GSEvents’ CEO Cindy Sisson sit down with host Amanda Busick to share the story behind the relationship, why it’s a perfect fit, and how the future …
 
Brian’s guest is author and podcaster Mallory O’Meara. Mallory wrote the bestselling nonfiction book The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick. Her upcoming Girly Drinks, a feminist history of women and alcohol, is out just a week from broadcast of this episode. Mallory is also the co-host of the lit…
 
This week the boys talk about the rising popularity of Valk, actual reasons that Ash is going to be the new Apex Legend, and pros calling for adding deranging to Apex Legends. Episode URL: https://mtb.gg/2vu Discord: http://discord.me/mashthosebuttons Hosts: Josh Kinder twitter.com/NerfKinderPls twitch.tv/NerfKinderPls Cory Treadway twitter.com/kur…
 
Brian's guest is Youtuber and author Daniel Greene! Daniel is the writer and performer behind the hugely popular Fantasy News Youtube and Twitch channels, as well as the author of the epic fantasy novellas Breach of Peace and Rebel’s Creed. Daniel and Brian chat about what it’s like to be on the other side of the reviewer’s crosshairs, the massive …
 
This week the spicy bois talk about the new Apex Arenas Meeting tournament with host Hertel3k. We talk about the Old Ways, New Dawn event, the amazing features appearing in Apex Mobile, and why our community keeps playing Apex rather than other BRs. Episode URL: https://mtb.gg/2vp Discord: http://discord.me/mashthosebuttons Hosts: Josh Kinder twitt…
 
Brian's guest is author Brent Weeks. Brent is known for the Night Angel Trilogy and Lightbringer series, two acclaimed and best-selling epic fantasies. Brent and Brian dig pretty deep into the world of an epic fantasy writer – they talk about the bloat experienced by most long series; how writing dark scenes can affect mental health; what Brent is …
 
After skipping last week, due to technical issues (#blamekinder), we're back to talk about Respawn's own technical issues, namely the massive server problems from last week, what they plan to do about it, and the impact it's had on the playerbase, as a whole. We also discuss the Evolution Collection Event patch notes, Rampart buffs, and a whole lot…
 
Brian's guest this week is YA author Aprilynne Pike. Aprilynne burst onto the scene with her debut novel Wings, which hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list on its second week of release back in 2009. She’s also written the Earthbound Series, the Charlotte Westing Chronicles, and the Kingdom of Versailles. Brian chats with Aprilynne about bei…
 
Brian's guest is novelist and comedy writer Robert Brockway. Robert got his start during what many listeners will think of as the golden age of Cracked.com, editing and writing funny articles that were read by hundreds of thousands of people every week. Robert’s comedy chops have since moved on to co-found 1900HotDog.com. Robert is also the author …
 
This episode, the bois discuss the Respawn point of view on Tap Strafing, our predictions for the upcoming Rampart Town Takeover "Renewal Plaza," and Apex blowing up on Twitch due to an influx of major streamers. This is rounded out by some taco talk with help from our legendary community. Episode URL: https://mtb.gg/2v8 Discord: http://discord.me/…
 
Brian's guest is bestselling novelist and screenwriter Pierce Brown. Pierce is known for his excellent Red Rising space opera. During their chat, Pierce dissects Brian's childhood and they philosophize about the headspace of writing as well as their mutual love of video games. They talk about screenwriting, and Pierce even gives a bit of an update …
 
This time, the boys get the opinion of the community, and a few pros, on Respawn's decision to remove tap strafing, a high level movement tech from the game, echoing their decision to remove bunny hopping in earlier seasons. We also talk about our fire week in Apex, a few very interesting short topics, and we find out what everyone's favorite part …
 
Brian’s guest is horror and science fiction writer, Dan Wells. Dan is the author of the best-selling and critically-acclaimed I am Not a Serial Killer, which was turned into a major motion picture in 2016. He’s also written the Partials Sequence, the Mirador series, the Audible Original Zero G, and a number of other novellas, short stories, and sta…
 
This week, we discuss the Seer nerfs and whether or not they will impact the current meta, followed by some of the bigger points from the Respawn developer deep dive, discussing what's going on with Apex servers and how they work, what's being worked on, and why certain things happen. We also talk about the interesting release of several of EA's pa…
 
Brian’s guest is the venerable science fiction and fantasy author Maggie Ogden – better known by her pen names Robin Hobb and Megan Lindholm. Robin is best known to fantasy readers for her multiple series set in the Realm of the Elderlings. These include, but are not limited to, the Farseer Trilogy and the Liveship Traders Trilogy. Brian and Robin …
 
On this episode, we bring on special guest and community member Hertel3k to talk about his new Apex Legends Arenas focused podcast, called "Apex Arenas Meeting"! We talk about his journey from community member, to podcast producer, the challenges he's faced joining the podcast world, and the awesome community that we share between Apex shows. After…
 
Brian’s guest is Twitch streamer, youtuber, performer, professional tabletop roleplayer, and all-around content creator Mark Hulmes. Mark is the creator of the very successful dungeons and dragons Twitch show, HighRollers, and has had numerous guest spots as both a player and dungeon master on shows all over the internet—including Critical Role. Th…
 
On this episode, we talk about a litany of topics, including the recent Season 10 AMA on r/ApexLegends, the confirmation of upcoming nerfs to Seer, serious increases in Twitch viewership, compared to Fortnite and Warzone, Daniel Klien leaving Respawn, and more. We had a huge amount of listener response to our question of the week, this week, as wel…
 
Brian’s guest is multi-genre novelist and comic writer Delilah S. Dawson. Delilah is known for her widespread work with tie-in fiction including Star Wars, Spiderman, Rick and Morty, Hellboy, and Firefly. She writes fantasy under the name Lila Bowen with the Shadow series, and comedy fantasy in partnership with Kevin Hearne on the Tales of Pell ser…
 
Season 10, Emergence is LIVE, with new legend Seer now available to wreak havoc on a new and improved World's Edge, with a ton of weapon changes! With so many excellent damage options to choose from, will "power creep" be a problem in Apex Legends? Is Seer overpowered? Will Revtane finally be dethroned? Find out our thoughts on all this and more, t…
 
She’s a NASCAR gal gone INDYCAR. Liz Allison has spent her professional career in stock cars, but, when the pandemic hit, she found herself at home in Nashville with time on her hands. As fate would have it, Allison joined forces with long-time friend, Matt Crews to become the Director of Partnership Relations for the Big Machine Music City Grand P…
 
Brian's guest is software engineer and award-winning science fiction and fantasy author Aliette de Bodard. Aliette has been published in magazines, ezines, collections, and in long form by major publishers across a prolific career. She has either been nominated for or outright won many of the big awards in genre publishing. Aliette and Brian talked…
 
This week, we discuss the confirmed changes coming to the next season: Emergence! Including Seer's kit, legend balance changes, new World's Edge POI's, weapon and hop-up changes, including a new LMG, and the upcoming ranked Arenas mode! Episode URL: https://mtb.gg/2u0 Discord: http://discord.me/mashthosebuttons Hosts: Josh Kinder twitter.com/NerfKi…
 
Valerie Thompson is the fastest female motorcycle racer on the planet with a record of 328.467 mph on the famed BUB 7 Streamliner motorcycle. She won’t rest until she breaks 400 mph speed – the fastest on a motorcycle for a man or woman. Thompson shares an emotional recollection of her 2018 crash in Australia with host Amanda Busick as her team sea…
 
Brian's guest is podcaster, tech journalist, and author Tom Merritt. Tom has a wildly prolific career, starting in local radio and working for CNET, the Twit.tv network, and numerous freelance radio, writing, and podcast gigs. He currently hosts the Daily Tech News Show and Cordkillers, as well as the science fiction and fantasy podcast Sword and L…
 
On this episode, we catch up on the latest lore videos and comics, and realize what we've been missing out on! (No spoilers, but the lore comic this season is AMAZING!!) We also talk about the amazing tournament Kinder and Exomatt live commentated over the weekend for ChickenCoop Esports, and, of course, the Stories from the Outlands: Metamorphosis…
 
Lindsey Harrell began her career right out of college with a PR firm that managed public relations for the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance. She loved everything about the Concours and as fate would have it, an opportunity presented itself with the event that was right up Harrell’s alley. Lindsey worked for 12 years with then-President Cheryl…
 
Brian’s guest is bestselling romantic fantasy author Charlie N Holmberg. Her books include the Paper Magician, Smoke and Summons, Spellbreaker, the Will and the Wilds, and the upcoming Star Mother. In addition to her full time job as a writer she dabbles in music and podcasting. She’s been published in over twenty languages and has hit the Wall Str…
 
On this episode, we discuss the new Thrillseeker event, rewards, and the new arenas map, Overflow as well as announcing Kinder and Exomatt's appearance as casters for the $1000 Chicken Coop Esports Apex Tournament! We then announce the winners, MVP, and stats from the Dropping Spicy Trios Tournament #6, which saw our legends returning to OG King's …
 
After spending over 12 years as the general counsel as well as holding executive positions for Speedway Motorsports and Charlotte Motor Speedway, Lauri Eberhart is now the Partner and Founding Member of Apollo Sports and Entertainment Law Group based in Charlotte. A self-described “badass” lawyer, Lauri’s primary areas of practice are sports and en…
 
Brian’s guest is science fiction author Wesley Chu. Wes is the author of the Lives of Tao and Time Salvager. In addition to his own work, he’s written tie-in fiction for both the Walking Dead and Cassandra Claire’s Mortal Instruments. Wes and Brian have been friends since their debut novels came out in the same month back in 2013, and they dive rig…
 
This week the bois talk about the recent Hack of Apex Legends on the fourth of July, and what we have loved about playing on OG Skull Canyon and World's Edge. Hear Atom and Exomatt was poetic about the Train and Skulltown, and Kurabara talk about the awful loot pool on the old maps. Episode URL: https://mtb.gg/2ti Discord: http://discord.me/mashtho…
 
August 15, 2021 marks the 70th running of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The 70th year milestone should have taken place last year, but, 2020 had other plans. Now that the world has re-opened, Chairman Sandra Button, in her 35th year, is ready to greet her “car tribe” with open arms. Button takes host Amanda Busick through the week at Pebble…
 
Brian's guest is epic fantasy author Peter V Brett. Pete is the creator of the best-selling Demon Cycle, a five-book series he finished in 2017. The first book in a new series set in the same world is coming in August 2021, just two months from this recording. Brian and Pete talk about Pete's love of comics, his background in pharmaceutical marketi…
 
The boys are back together to board the hype train for the Genesis collection event, and more importantly, the return of the original King's Canyon! This time around, we've got a litany of balance changes to legends, weapons, and the new Arenas gametype to go over, as well as adding an al new Arenas location, Skulltown! Stick with us, as we discuss…
 
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