The Dead Authors Podcast
Legendary time-traveling writer H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes literary giants to The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles for a lively discussion in front of a live audience. Unscripted, barely researched, all fun! Guests include Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph, Matt Gourley, Jen Kirkman, Andy Daly, Scott Aukerman, John Ross Bowie and many more! Follow us on Twitter: @DeadAuthorPod. For more information on The Echo Park Time Travel Mart and 826LA’s many tutoring and writing programs, visit 826LA.org.
Chapter 13: The Brothers Grimm, featuring Jeremy Carter and Matt Gourley

Chapter 13: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes famous child-frighteners Wilhelm & Jacob Grimm (Superego’s Matt Gourley & Jeremy Carter) to the Dead Authors Podcast for a sprightly chat about death and near-death. 

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Chapter 19: The Authors of The Gospels, featuring Craig Cackowski, Mark Gagliardi, Hal Lublin  and Matt Gourley

Chapter 19: Celebrate the birth of Christ with the men who wrote the books on Him! H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes his most... well, his most guests ever, in the personages of Saints Matthew, Mark, Luke and John (Craig Cackowski, Mark Gagliardi, Hal Lublin and Matt Gourley). And ye shall share it as The Greatest Podcast Ever Downloaded!

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Chapter 12: Mary Shelley, featuring Laraine Newman

Chapter 12: Just in time for Hallowe'en, H.G. Wells chats with the Frankenstein author about her work. Did you know "Frankenstein" was not the name of the monster? It was actually Herman something!

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Chapter 11: J.R.R. Tolkien, featuring Matt Walsh

Chapter 11: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes nerd hero/nerd hater J.R.R. Tolkien (Matt Walsh) to the Dead Authors stage. There is, distressingly, as much discussion of Tom Bombadil as you might fear.

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Chapter 10: Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring Chris Tallman

Chapter 10: For a chap who went on and on about deductive reasoning, he sure seemed to think faeries were real. The loudly Scottish Sir Arthur (Chris Tallman) has plenty to say to H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins), some of it is even fit for mixed company!

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Chapter 9: Jorge Luis Borges, featuring Nick Kroll

Chapter 9: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes the quietly trippy Jorge Luis Borges (Nick Kroll) to the Dead Authors stage. What a night of accents this was!

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Chapter 8: Aesop, featuring Mark McConville

Chapter 8: Do you have friends who insist upon doing "voices" for their idiotic dogs?  Well, you can blame the original animal anthropomorphizer, Aesop (Mark McConville). Join H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) as he delves into the mind behind so many lazy grasshoppers and eating dirorederd foxes. Have you ever wondered just what the true pronunciation of "Aesop" is? After listening to this, you will continue to do so!

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Appendix B: Friederich Nietzsche and H.P. Lovecraft, featuring James Adomian and Paul Scheer

As you await the incipient arrival of Chapter 8 and dear Aesop (not to mention Chapter 2 and long-lost Robert Louis Stevenson), please allow H.G. Wells [Paul F. Tompkins] to divert your attentions with this particularly potty treasure (?) from our archives, with special (??) guests (???) Friedrich Nietzsche [James Adomian] and H.P. Lovecraft [Paul Scheer]. Note: if you are easily offended, you may find this one a bit challenging. Mostly because it very rarely makes any sense AT ALL.

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Chapter 7: P.G. Wodehouse, featuring Brian Stack

Chapter 7: Jeeves & Wooster creator P.G. Wodehouse (Brian Stack) visits with H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) and it's not long before things get disturbing (in the most British way possible). There is a surprising amount of talk about donkeys. No matter how much talk of donkeys you were expecting, there is more than that.

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Chapter 6: Gertrude Stein, featuring John Ross Bowie

Chapter 6: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes author, poet, art collector and wake-and-baker Gertrude Stein (John Ross Bowie) to the Dead Authors stage for a convivial discussion of all sorts of things! Poetry: Tedious or just embarrassing? "Recreational" herbs: How much is too much? And The Ladies: Who doesn't love them?

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