Episode 96

Drinking Whiskey with Joseph Malik


December 2nd, 2019

1 hr 17 mins 16 secs

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About this Episode

Science-fiction author Joseph Malik returns to the podcast for another great conversation and whiskey tasting. He previously joined the guys on episodes 2 and 38. He is the author of two books, Dragon’s Trail and New Magic and is currently working on the final installment of the Outworlders series. His first book, Dragon's Trail, was released in September of 2016, and is a #1 international bestseller. The second installment in the Outworlders series, New Magic, was released in September of 2018.

01:24 – Justin welcomes Joe back to the show, Joe complements Justin on his steam-punk bar, and they share the name of the whiskies they are tasting during the show. They talk about what goes great with Brown Sugar Bourbon, Scott talks about his and Brogans plan to spread the word on the Tacoma Coffee drink, and Justin gives props to the podcasts promoters. Joe talks about his first two books, the amount of time it took to edit them, and the re-writing of his first book.

20:17 – The guys share their review on the Peanut Butter Whiskey, Justin talks on enjoying the Peanut Butter Jelly Time drink at Dusty’s Hideaway, and conversation turns to Joe’s experiences at the conventions he’s been too. He talks on fanboying at World Con a few years ago, Scott shares his fanboying moment when Mark Sargent joined the podcast, and Joe shares his respect for people that have deep beliefs in things like Flat Earth. Joe talks about a recent course he took with a flat earther, shares that he enjoys doing all of his characters stunts, and what first drew him to the cons.

40:29 – Joe shares why he loves going to RadCon, how cons are like spring breaks for dorks, and they try the Alabama Style Bourbon. Jordan asks Joe what his dumbest on the job experience is, Scott shares his, and Joe explains what asymmetric warfare is. He shares how that type of warfare is now extending into the cyber realm, his plans to go to SpoCon, and Justin gives a shout out to Gabi's Olympic Cards & Comics.

01:02:48 – Joe explains the plots of his books, what the fun parts of writing the books for him were, and his plans for the upcoming last book in the series. He talks on writing two books at the same time, the different type of advertising they do for the books, and the benefit of doing it that way. Justin shares where people can find Joe online, Joe talks on military food, and who people can talk to within their local government to voice their concern on the quality of the food.

Thanks Joe for joining the guys again for another fun and interesting conversation.

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