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Susan EganSusan Egan is an actress, voice actress, singer and dancer, best known for originating the role of Belle in the Broadway musical adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, as well as for providing the voices of Megara in Hercules, Madame Gina in Porco Rosso, Rose Quartz on Steven Universe, and Lin in Spirited Away.
Tanya HarrisonTanya Harrison is a planetary scientist and Manager of Science Programs at Planet Labs, working in their federal arm with science agencies to increase research use of Planet Labs' Earth observing satellite data. She was on the science team of the Mars Opportunity and Curiosity rovers.
Yoon Ha LeeYoon Ha Lee is a science fiction and fantasy writer, known for his Machineries of Empire space opera novels and his short fiction. His first novel, Ninefox Gambit, received the 2017 Locus Award for Best First Novel.

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Madeline Ashby Madeline Ashby is an American-Canadian science fiction writer, best known for her 2016 novel Company Town which was selected for the 2017 edition of Canada Reads, VN, and iD, as well as numerous short stories in anthologies and literary magazines.
Jaime Banks Jaime Banks is an Associate Professor at Texas Tech University who researches human-machine communication, emphasizing social cognition in human-robot interaction, especially in relation to cooperation, trust, mind perception, and moral judgments.
Christopher Bell Christopher Bell teaches both theory and methodology courses in critical analysis of popular culture, rhetorical theory, representation theory and mass media at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. His books include American Idolatry, Hermione Granger Saves the World, Perspectives in Harry Potter Studies, From Here to Hogwarts, and Wizards vs. Muggles.
Ross Blocher Ross Blocher is co-host of the podcast Oh No, Ross and Carrie!, investigating fringe science, spirituality and claims of the paranormal first-hand... so you don't have to. He is a long-time member of the Center for Inquiry Investigations Group, testing applicants for the paranormal challenge.
Nick Bowman Nick Bowman is an Associate Professor of Journalism & Creative Media Industries at Texas Texas University. Hs researches video games, virtual reality, augmented reality, social media, entertainment media, and presence.
Jenna Busch Jenna Busch is an entertainment journalist and author living in Los Angeles, currently writing for Vital Thrills and SYFY Wire. She's contributed to 11 books in the PsychGeeks series including Star Wars Psychology and Joker Psychology, as well as the comics anthology Womanthology: Heroic.
Neil Clarke Neil Clarke launched Clarkesworld Magazine as a companion to his online bookstore. He serves as the editor-in-chief of the digital publication. Fiction published in Clarkesworld has been nominated for or won the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Sturgeon, Locus, Ditmar, Aurealis, Shirley Jackson, WSFA Small Press and Stoker Awards.
Megan Condis Megan Condis is an assistant professor of game studies at Texas Tech University. Her book, Gaming Masculinity: Trolls, Fake Geeks, and the Gendered Battle for Online Culture, was published in 2018 by the University of Iowa Press.
Fon Davis Fon Davis is a Battlebots builder and judge, and has worked on over 30 feature films for Disney and Industrial Light & Magic including Star Wars, Pearl Harbor, Starship Troopers, Galaxy Quest, Terminator III, Mission Impossible III, the Matrix series, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline, Interstellar, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Elysium.
Kate Dollarhyde Kate Dollarhyde is a Nebula Award-winning game designer and writer of speculative fiction. Her stories have been published in Fireside Fiction, Lackington's, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and other magazines. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of the short fiction magazine Strange Horizons.
Brian Dunning Brian Dunning is the host of the Skeptoid podcast on the science behind urban legends, and is the executive producer of the upcoming documentary movie Science Friction about scientists who are misrepresented by the media.
Emery Emery Emery Emery is a comedian and filmmaker. He is the director of the upcoming documentary movie Science Friction about scientists who are misrepresented by the media.
Mike Fatum Mike Fatum is a Community Manager for Star Trek Online and Champions Online for Cryptic Studios, where he runs grassroots and viral marketing.
Ashley Gary Ashley Gary is a science communicator and wildlife enthusiast who loves to share her passion for animals and nature with everyone. Known as The Wildlife Host, she educates children and adults about the world around them. She performs science outreach online and in the Atlanta area.
Kyle Hill Kyle Hill is the creator of the YouTube shows Because Science and [THE FACILITY] (a rival space station to The Outpost). In 2016, he hosted MythBusters: The Search on the Science Channel, the highest rated show on the network that year.
SL Huang SL Huang is a Hugo-winning and Amazon-bestselling writer. She is the author of the Cas Russell series from Tor, starting with Zero Sum Game, and her short fiction has appeared in numerous best-of anthologies. She is also an MIT graduate, stuntwoman, and firearms expert.
Asheley Landrum Asheley Landrum is an Assistant Professor of Advertising & Brand Strategy at Texas Tech University, specializing in strategic science communication.
Daisy Milman Daisy Milman is a doctoral student whose research focuses on comment section civility and content analysis, ADHD and the media, and mental health rhetoric.
Eric Molinsky Eric Molinsky is the host of Imaginary Worlds, a podcast about sci-fi and other fantasy genres. He's produced and reported stories for Morning Edition and All Things Considered on WNYC and NPR, Marketplace, The New Yorker Radio Hour, 99% Invisible, Radio Diaries, unFictional, and the audio drama podcast The Truth.
Maynard Okereke Maynard Okereke the Hip Hop M.D. has a passion for science and entertainment that has taken him through an incredible life journey. Noticing a lack of minority involvement in the STEM fields, he created Hip Hop Science with the goal of encouraging minorities and youth to pursue more advanced career paths.
Alex Olshansky Alex Olshansky is pursuing his Ph.D. in Media & Communication. His research focuses on science communication and investigates how the transmission of misinformation, cultural values, and world-views influence people's perceptions of science.
Gabriel Partida Gabriel Partida is pursuing his Ph.D. in Communication, focusing his research in Mexican cinema and its relation to social change and cultural identity.
Robert Peaslee Robert Peaslee is an Associate Professor of Journalism & Creative Media Industries at Texas Tech University. He researches fan cultures, film, media anthropology, global/international media, and superheroes and culture.
David D. Perlmutter David D. Perlmutter is a Professor in and Dean of Texas Tech University's College of Media & Communication. He is author or editor of ten books on political communication, war, new media technologies, and higher education, and regularly speaks at industry, academic, and government meetings.
Raven the Science Maven Raven the Science Maven aka Raven Baxter is an internationally acclaimed science communicator and molecular biologist who works to progress the state of science culture by creating spaces that are inclusive, educational, and real.
Tamara Robertson Tamara Robertson was the only female finalist and two-time MVP winner on Mythbusters: The Search. As one of the leading female science Hosts and engineers on the Science Channel, she lent her talents to Scijinks with Johnny Galecki, Mythbusters 2.0 with Brian Louden and Jon Lung, and most recently on Mythbusters Jr. with Adam Savage.
Tim Russ Tim Russ is an actor, director, screenwriter, and musician, best known for his roles as Tuvok on Star Trek: Voyager and Principal Franklin on iCarly.
Dr. Janina Scarlet Dr. Janina Scarlet is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, author, and a full-time geek. A Ukrainian-born refugee, she survived Chernobyl radiation and persecution. She immigrated to the United States at the age of 12 with her family and later, inspired by the X-Men, developed Superhero Therapy to help patients with anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
Sarah Scoles Sarah Scoles is a freelance science writer, a contributing writer at WIRED Science, and a contributing editor at Popular Science. She has also written Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence and They Are Already Here: UFO Culture and Why We See Saucers.
Rion Amilcar Scott Rion Amilcar Scott is the author of the story collection The World Doesn't Require You, a finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award. His debut story collection, Insurrections, was awarded the 2017 PEN/Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction and the 2017 Hillsdale Award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers.
Arley Sorg Arley Sorg is co-Editor-in-Chief at Fantasy Magazine and an associate editor at Locus, Lightspeed, and Nightmare magazines. He's a film reviewer for Locus Online, book reviewer for Locus, Lightspeed, and Cascadia Subduction Zone, and an interviewer for Clarkesworld. A 2014 Odyssey Writing Workshop graduate, Arley lives in Oakland, CA.
Charlie Stross Charlie Stross is a British writer of science fiction and fantasy, best known for the Merchant Princes series, the The Laundry Files, and the Halting State series.
Gordon Tarpley Gordon Tarpley is a Los Angeles-based artist and builder. His experience includes doing everything from practical and digital effects, sculpting, mold making, and fabrication to designing and puppeteering bots and creatures.
Austin Walker Austin Walker is the editor in chief of VICE's gaming website, Waypoint, as well as the host of the actual play podcast Friends at the Table. He studied the intersection of play and labor at Calarts and the University of Western Ontario, where he was a Research Associate in the Digital Labour Group.
Jeremy Whitley Jeremy Whitley is an award-winning comic book writer. He is the writer/creator of Princeless, Raven: Pirate Princess, School for Extraterrestrial Girls, and the upcoming The Dog Knight. He is also the writer of Marvel's acclaimed The Unstoppable Wasp, Future Foundation, and many others.
Ian Wilkinson Ian Wilkinson is a co-founder and organizer of Lubbock-Con and a member of the 501st Legion. He is Director of Technology Support Services at Texas Tech University.

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Live Podcasts
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Sherin Nicole, Alexandra Bear, Day Al-Mohamed, Soma Brodhun, Philip Jean-Pierre
Everyday Einstein Everyday Einstein is here to help you make sense of science. Dr. Sabrina Stierwalt will give you tips to help you to navigate the science in your everyday life and to understand everything from basic principles to the latest breaking science news.
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Monster Talk Monster Talk is the science podcast about monsters, critically examining the science behind cryptozoological creatures such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and werewolves.
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Alpha Quadrant 6 Alpha Quadrant 6 is a science fiction review show. We cover everything including movies, TV and Youtube. We also discuss top 10 lists like the best spaceships, robots, sci-fi weapons.
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Grief Burrito Grief Burrito is the wonderful comedy podcast covering all the latest games, films, tech, science and all round strangeness!
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Histerical Histerical is a history podcast of legendary comedy all based on true life events.
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Imaginary Worlds Imaginary Worlds is a bi-weekly podcast about science fiction and other fantasy genres. Fantasy worlds may be set in distant planets or parallel dimensions, but they are crafted here on Earth and on some level relate to our daily lives.
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Superhero Therapy Superhero Therapy Discover the psychology of your favorite TV shows, Movies, Books, Comics, Video Games, and more. This week: How to cope with the ending of the Supernatural series
Dr. Janina Scarlet, Dustin Mcginnis

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