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
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!

Direct download: Chapter_12_-_Mary_Shelley.mp3
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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.

Direct download: Chapter_11_-_JRR_Tolkien.mp3
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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!

Direct download: Chapter_10_-_Arthur_Conan_Doyle.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PDT