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Ep 292 - So Sexy - Why We Love Vampire Books with Mike Chen!

Reading Glasses

Brea and Mallory recommend vampire books, talk to author Mike Chen, and give advice on book tracking! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com!Reading Glasses MerchRecommendations StoreSponsors -Ever tried Microdosing? Visit Microdose.com and useGLASSES for 30% off + Free Shipping. Better Helpwww.betterhelp.com/GLASSESLinks -Reading Glasses Facebook GroupReading Glasses Goodreads GroupAmazon Wish ListNewsletterLibro.fmMike ChenTwitterBooks Mentioned - Lost in the Moment and Found by Seanan McGuireHow to Sell a Haunted House by Grady HendrixLiar, Dreamer, Thief by Maria DongVampire Weekend by Mike ChenWhen I Arrived at the Castle by Emily CarrollThe Lost Girls by Sonia HartlReluctant Immortals by Gwendolyn KisteFledgling by Octavia ButlerBuffy 97 by Jeremy Lambert and Marianna IgnazziThe Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady HendrixThe Night Wanderer by Drew Hayden TaylorThe Pallbearers Club by Paul TremblayThe Fell of Dark by Caleb RoehrigThe Phantom Tollbooth by Norton JusterSurrender by Bono


26 Jan 2023

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How To Be Strategic About Your Learning and Career, With Mike Chen

The Scrimba Podcast

🎙 About the episodeMeet Mike Chen 🇺🇸! Mike is a self-taught developer who worked at Yahoo, Google, and Airbnb, before becoming a CTO and co-founder of Motivo. Nowadays, he also helps other coders succeed. In this episode, you'll find out what it was like to work at Google and what are the pros and cons of working in a big tech company. You'll learn how to stand out as a new developer without a degree and why you should (not) idealize Silicon Valley.Ultimately, Mike will tell us why tech is cool (if you have a passion for it), as well as how we should go about putting in our work wisely and why it is worth it. He will also reveal what motivates him to teach and mentor other developers! ➡️ Do a mock interview with Mike Chen!🔗 Connect with Mike 👨‍💼 Linkedin 🐦 Twitter 🌐  Website 👨‍🚀 Github ⏰ Timestamps How Mike went from studying biochemistry to becoming a developer and eventually worked at Google (02:55)  Paul Irish: Tools, not rules (05:29) Has the way big tech companies hire changed since Mike broke into the industry? (06:22) How were the front-end roles at Google structured back then? (09:46) Ad break: How to support us + Next week: Rian Errity, who's doing a lot of cool stuff (12:25) How big is Google's infrastructure, actually? (14:05) Mike's experience at Google and the benefits of working at a big tech company (15:32) Why working in big tech ultimately didn't work for Mike (17:11) Why do hiring managers like people with big companies on their resumes (18:25) You have to figure out what you want out of a tech job (21:25) The best way to demystify Silicon Valley is to be in Silicon Valley (22:51) Career advice for new developers: How can they stand out if they don't have a degree and haven't worked at Google? (24:19) Why you should have a demonstrable track record (27:45) Losing your passion is normal over time; here's what to do first (28:44) What did Mike have to give up on to learn to code and change careers? (31:19) In tech, it pays off to put in more work, but not any kind of work (33:09) What motivates Mike to help other developers (37:18)  🧰 Resources Mentioned Mock Junior Front End Web Developer Interview with Mike Chen and Silvia 8 essential career tips for new web developers Paul Irish's blog ⭐️ Leave a ReviewIf you enjoyed this episode, please leave a 5-star review here and tell us who you want to see on the next podcast.You can also Tweet Alex from Scrimba at @bookercodes and tell them what lessons you learned from the episode so they can thank you personally for tuning in 🙏


25 Oct 2022

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MI223: Using Alternative Data for Alpha w/ Mike Chen

Millennial Investing - The Investor’s Podcast Network

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: 02:36 - What is alternative data and how is it used to inform investment decisions?04:18 - How some of the world’s largest investment managers are using alternative data to inform their investment decisions and generate alpha. 09:56 - Which sectors benefit the most by using alternative data as part of the investment process?11:22 - What are the main ways alternative data is being used to inform investment decisions?24:17 - What are the implications this has for retail investors' ability to generate alpha?39:27 - Why Mike thinks sustainability and biotech are two themes investors should pay attention to. 40:36 - Why including sustainability considerations into your investment process can lead to higher returns.   And much, much more!  *Disclaimer: Slight timestamp discrepancies may occur due to podcast platform differences. BOOKS AND RESOURCES Check out Robeco.Related We Study Billionaires Episode: Quant Investing w/ Patrick O'Shaughnessy - TIP063.   NEW TO THE SHOW? Check out our Millennial Investing Starter Packs.Browse through all our episodes (complete with transcripts) here.Try Robert and Clay’s favorite tool for picking stock winners and managing our portfolios: TIP Finance.Enjoy exclusive perks from our favorite Apps and Services. P.S The Investor’s Podcast Network is excited to launch a subreddit devoted to our fans in discussing financial markets, stock picks, questions for our hosts, and much more! Join our subreddit r/TheInvestorsPodcast today! SPONSORS Get a FREE audiobook from Audible.Make backing up and accessing your data astonishingly easy with Backblaze. Sign up for a free trial today.Invest in high quality, cash flowing real estate without all of the hassle with Passive Investing.Private assets represent 98% of companies in North America but are absent in most portfolios. Reconstruct your portfolio with private markets with Mackenzie Investments.Confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, and other cybercrimes with Avast One. Get up to 3% Daily Cash back on everything you buy with Apple Card. Subject to credit approval. Daily cash is available via an Apple Cash card or as a statement credit. See Apple Card customer agreement for terms and conditions. Apple Cash card is issued by Green Dot Bank, Member FDIC. Variable APRs range from 13.24% to 24.24% based on creditworthiness. Rates as of August 1, 2022.Push your team to do their best work with Monday.com Work OS. Start your free two-week trial today.Reclaim your health and arm your immune system with convenient, daily nutrition. Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase.Support our free podcast by supporting our sponsors.  Connect with Mike: LinkedIn Connect with Rebecca: Twitter | Instagram See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


22 Sep 2022

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Interview with Mike Chen — Author of "Star Wars: Brotherhood"

Friends of the Force: A Star Wars Podcast

We had the opportunity to interview author Mike Chen at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim about his newest book "Brotherhood," which takes us on an action-adventure with Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi at the onset of the Clone War. We discuss why the prequel era is Mike's favorite, how the relationship between master and apprentice evolves throughout the novel, and so much more (light spoilers ahead). Read our written review of Star Wars: Brotherhood here. Twitter: https://twitter.com/FriendsOfForce Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/friendsoftheforce/?hl=en Website: http://www.friendsoftheforcepod.com YouTube: https://bit.ly/36w7bsd Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/friendsoftheforce Series artwork by Kara DJ: https://www.instagram.com/intoalargerworldbykara/ Thank you to all of our Patrons, including our Luminous Beings: Brian, Bryan, Carol, Dylan, Huong, Jenn, Lee-Ann, Lucy, Luke, Randy, Travis, and T. #StarWars #MikeChen #StarWarsBrotherhood


16 Jun 2022

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Canon Fodder: In conversation with author Mike Chen

Fantha Tracks Radio: A Star Wars Podcast Network

Grab your bookmarks, it’s time to take cover as we unleash the Canon Fodder over the Star Wars galaxy of literature. This episode we welcome the New York Times Best Selling author of Star Wars: Brotherhood Mike Chen. We discuss the writing of the book, its place in the timeline, the crafting of original and familiar characters and much more on this very special episode of Canon Fodder.Remember to tune in to Good Morning Tatooine, LIVE Sunday evenings at 9.00pm UK, 4.00pm Eastern and 1.00pm Pacific on Facebook and YouTube and check out Fantha Tracks Radio on Fridays at 7.00pm UK for new episodes of The Fantha From Down Under, Planet Leia, Desert Planet Discs, Start Your Engines and Canon Fodder.You can contact any of our shows and send in your listeners questions by emailing radio@fanthatracks.com or comment on our social media feeds:www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ7LZotr3rQhVJwpO3b2ELw www.instagram.com/fanthatracks www.facebook.com/FanthaTracks www.twitter.com/FanthaTracks www.pinterest.co.uk/fanthatracks/ www.fanthatracks.tumblr.com/ www.tiktok.com/@fanthatracks


27 May 2022

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Star Wars: Brotherhood Author Mike Chen Discusses His Love of the Prequel Era and More!

Star Wars Explained

I had the pleasure of speaking with Mike Chen, author of the new book Star Wars: Brotherhood, about his love of the prequels, defining the very beginning of the Clone Wars, the changing dynamic between Obi-Wan and Anakin, and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


12 May 2022

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Mike Chen: Author of Star Wars - BROTHERHOOD

Talking Bay 94: Star Wars Interviews

Mike Chen is an incredible author whose newest novel, Star Wars: Brotherhood is one of my favorite new canon books in recent memory. We dive into his career, his process, and his work on this incredibly important piece of the saga! Thank you so much again to Mr. Chen for taking the time and being so open with his thoughts and stories, as well as his dissertation on Anakin Skywalker. Thank you as well to Del Rey for the advance copy and facilitating this interview. You can purchase your own copy of BROTHERHOOD here: https://amzn.to/3Pfj4YM We will have a live panel at Star Wars Celebration, at 11AM on Friday 5/27! We’ll see you there, with a special guest and special giveaways. Please RSVP here: https://bit.ly/TB94LIVE If you can leave a 5-star review of the show right here on your favorite podcast app, or on Podchaser: podchaser.com/TalkingBay94 Transcripts of previous episodes are now available over at talkingbay94.com. For more behind-the-scenes stuff, as well as a link to some of our other in-depth interviews, check out: Website: www.TalkingBay94.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/TalkingBay94 Instagram: www.instagram.com/TalkingBay94


11 May 2022

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Mike Chen Pens Science Fiction Novels with Heart

Behind the Book

Mike Chen is a critically acclaimed science fiction author based out of the San Francisco Bay Area.  During the interview, Tess & Karen loved hearing about his creative process and how he manages to write while working a day job and home schooling his daughter.  Listen in to find out which of his novels is the book of his heart, how he uses the three-act structure to outline his novels, and what it was like to write a Star Wars novel.Enjoy! Books mentioned:A Very Typical Family by Sierra GodfreySave the Cat by Blake Snyderhttps://www.mikechenbooks.com/Follow & Review in Apple PodcastsIf you're already a follower and you enjoy Behind the Book, we’d be so grateful if you left a review over on Apple Podcasts. Leaving a review helps other listeners find the podcast and Tess & Karen love reading them as well! Directions for leaving Ratings and Reviews:1.    Make sure you are on the landing page for the podcast & not an individual episode.2.    Scroll down to the bottom until you reach Ratings & Reviews.3.    Click all five stars under Tap to Rate to leave a rating.4.    Under the most recent review, tap the Write a Review button. We’d love to hear what you enjoy most about the show. Thanks in advance!


11 Apr 2022

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Mike Chen, "Light Years from Home: A Novel" (Mira Books, 2022)

New Books in Science Fiction

Literature is full of families torn apart by tragedy—death, war, crime. But what if the members of a family can’t agree on the cause of the tragedy that divides them?In Mike Chen’s new novel, Light Years from Home: A Novel (Mira Books, 2022), sisters Kass and Evie agree that their brother Jacob vanished 15 years ago. But did he runaway to party to his heart’s content, as Kass believes, or was he abducted by aliens, as Evie thinks? Their starkly different interpretations of the facts exacerbates the pain and tragedy of their brother’s disappearance, pushing the family to the point of breaking.“One of the things that I really wanted to show was how a single moment can really change the trajectory of people's lives,” Chen says. Jacob’s disappearance “fundamentally changes the direction of this family. Kass has this attitude of ‘if no one else is going to fix it, I am going to fix it.’ And Evie has the same attitude, except she thinks about it as ‘I'm going to fix it by going with my dad on like these UFO hunts, and we're going to find my brother’ and their mom wants to just move forward because that's the only way that she knows how to do it. … They've all gone in a completely different angle because this disaster has happened to them and none of them know the truth.”Mike Chen, a three-time guest on the podcast, is the author of Here and Now and Then, A Beginning at the End, We Could be Heroes, and Star Wars: Brotherhood.Rob Wolf is the host of New Books in Science Fiction and the author of The Alternate Universe and The Escape. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/science-fiction


10 Mar 2022

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Interview with Mike Chen


Mike Chen has been putting his unique spin on speculative fiction for the past few years. He wrote about going back to the future for his debut time travel novel Here and Now and Then; which was followed by A Beginning at the End about found-family after a global pandemic published in January of 2020; and then We Could Be Heroes about, well, superheroes. Mike sits down to chat with Jimmy Gaspero about his newest novel Light Years From Home, which Mike describes as an episode of The X-Files without Mulder and Scully. Mike talks to Jimmy about the inspiration for his new book, what happens when a trusted friend likes your story but tells you to start over, how Star Trek helped his family get through the current pandemic, and a little tease about his upcoming dream project Star Wars novel Brotherhood (out May 2022) about Anakin Skywalker.

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28 Jan 2022