Apr 15, 2014
Downton Abbey, the TV series created by Julian Fellowes and aired in the US on Masterpiece on PBS, is this week's topic, and Van is joined by fellow show enthusiast "New Legend" Mike Gordon of the mothership ESO Podcast and New Legend Productions to talk about all things Dowager Grantham!
Mar 16, 2014
John Ringer, co-host of the Wishbone Podcast, joins Van again this week to dig into one of their favorite books (and upcoming movies!)--READY PLAYER ONE! Warning: the second half of the episode has lots of Spoilers!!!
Mar 3, 2014
Jim Yelton of Midnight Entertainment returns to discuss the fourth, fifth and sixth films in the Star Trek movie franchise: The Voyage Home, The Final Frontier, and the Undiscovered Country.
Feb 21, 2014
The multi-talented Jim Yelton returns this week to help Van explore the first 3 STAR TREK movies, including The Motion Picture, The Wrath of Khan, and The Search for Spock.
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Jan 29, 2014
The White Rocket Podcast makes its triumphant return this week as Bobby Politte joins Van to discuss what they loved and hated about the Movies of 2013!
Oct 16, 2013
At Archon, St Louis's big convention in early October, I was given a panel during which I could record an entire episode of the White Rocket Podcast, interviewing DAVID WEBER, JAN DiMASI, and LEE MARTINDALE. The panel and interviews went great. Unfortunately, I later discovered that the computer I had recorded the show on had malfunctioned, and instead of recording via the nice and expensive microphone I was passing around to everyone, it was recording off the crappy built-in "webcam mic."
So it sounds terrible.
SO. Clearly that episode will require a good bit of work to get it in anything like shipshape. My apologies to all involved and to all who were looking forward to hearing it. I will get it together and posted asap.
Meanwhile, stay tuned in the coming days for a new series of episodes with more of the great guests and topics you've come to expect from the White Rocket Podcast!
Sep 3, 2013
Yes, you read that correctly: Van's guest this week is SF legend Larry Niven, who sat down with him for an hour-long discussion about his career and works in front of a live audience at DragonCon 2013. From Ringworld to Dream Park to Lucifer's Hammer, they cover as much of his fantastic creations as could be fit into an hour. Enjoy!!
Jul 30, 2013
White Rocket 034: Audiobook Special! Van reads Chapter 1 of HAWK: HAND OF THE MACHINE, his acclaimed SF/Space Opera/Military SF/New Pulp novel.
Jul 23, 2013
New Pulp/adventure fiction author Barry Reese comes aboard the show this week to discuss his many works and the various books, comics and more that have influenced them. It's an hour of entertaining conversation with the author of the Rook, Gravedigger and Lazarus Gray, among other great characters.
This program is a member of the Earth Station One Network of fine shows.
Jul 16, 2013
Anthony Taylor joins Van this week to discuss a show near and dear to both of them-- SPACE: 1999! Anthony has written extensively on 1999 and other Gerry Anderson properties and is generally considered a leading expert on the show. And Van just loves it. Well, mostly the first season. Enjoy as they geek out over this seminal Seventies SF TV spectacular!