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Adrian Todd Zuniga

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LITerally Podcast - Adrian Todd Zuniga, "Collision Theory"

LITerally Podcast

Adrian Todd Zuniga (Yes, that famous guy who started Literary Death Match) talked to us on the LITerally Podcast, and we laughed a lot! We talked about his book Collision Theory that came out 2018 after its own 13-year journey to publication. It's a great book that deserved a home and found one with a publisher who believed in it. If you're in the thick of things, this podcast is for you. It's honest and uplifting, and very funny.

53mins

4 Jun 2019

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Adrian Todd Zuniga in conversation with Jon Methven

Rare Bird Radio

Adrian Todd Zuniga is the author of Collision Theory. He is the host and creator of Literary Death Match (now featured in over 60 cities worldwide). He hosts LDM Book Report on YouTube, and is the co-writer of Madden NFL 18’s interactive movie Longshot (EA Sports), which earned a nomination for a Writers Guild of America award in 2018. An award-winning journalist, he now focuses on fiction and screenwriting. He lives between London and Los Angeles.Jon Methven is the author of three novels: Therapy Mammals, Strange Boat, and This Is Your Captain Speaking. His work has appeared in Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, the New York Times, New York Magazine, Buzzfeed, The Atlantic, and The Awl. He lives in New York City.

27mins

7 Jun 2018

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Episode 523 — Adrian Todd Zuniga

Otherppl with Brad Listi

Brad Listi talks with Adrian Todd Zuniga, author of the debut novel COLLISION THEORY (Rare Bird Books). Zuniga the host/creator/CCO of Literary Death Match (now featured in over 60 cities worldwide) and host of LDM Book Report on YouTube. A WGA Award-nominated screenwriter, he co-wrote Madden NFL 18’s interactive movie Longshot (EA Sports). His short fiction has been featured in Gopher Illustrated and Stymie, and online at Lost Magazine and McSweeney’s. He lives between London and Los Angeles.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 18mins

27 May 2018

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Adrian Todd Zuniga in conversation with Bill Petrocelli

Rare Bird Radio

Adrian Todd Zuniga is the host and creator of Literary Death Match (now featured in over 60 cities worldwide). He hosts LDM Book Report on YouTube, and is the co-writer of Madden NFL 18’s interactive movie Longshot (EA Sports), which earned a nomination for a Writers Guild of America award in 2018. An award-winning journalist, he now focuses on fiction and screenwriting. Collision Theory is his first novel. He lives between London and Los Angeles.Bill Petrocelli is the author of the novels Through the Bookstore Window and The Circle of Thirteen. He is co-owner with his wife, Elaine, of Book Passage with bookstores in Corte Madera, San Francisco, and Sausalito. Bill is a former attorney with the California Attorney General and previously headed a poverty law office in Oakland. His previous books were Low Profile: How to Avoid the Privacy Invaders and Sexual Harassment on the Job: What it is and How to Stop it.

29mins

15 May 2018

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EP53 – Adrian Todd Zuniga (Author) EXPLICIT - Conversations with Calcaterra

Conversations with Calcaterra

“The idea of starting tomorrow is a lie.” - Adrian Todd Zunica as stated on Conversations with Calcaterra“Do not move to LA unless you have a project.” - Adrian Todd Zunica as stated on Conversations with CalcaterraAdrian Todd Zuniga is the author of the debut novel, Collision Theory (Rare Bird Books), which will release on April 17, 2018. He’s the host/creator/CCO of Literary Death Match (now featured in over 60 cities worldwide) and host of LDM Book Report on YouTube. A WGA Award-nominated screenwriter, he co-wrote Madden NFL 18’s interactive movie Longshot (EA Sports). His short fiction has been featured in Gopher Illustrated and Stymie, and online at Lost Magazine and McSweeney’s. He lives between London and Los Angeles. His debut novel “Collison Theory” is a rollercoaster ride, a quirky tale of discovering one’s self during the time of losing of a parent. A page turner filled with elements of comedy, drama and mystery. The novels ending smacked Ken in the face and stimulated a series of emotions. Find out more about the author at https://adriantoddzuniga.com/ and http://www.literarydeathmatch.com/Purchase Beck’s “Sea Change” album to better experience the vibe as the book. The author listened to the album constantly when writing.Visit Ken @ www.kencalcaterra.com and on various social media outlets and please share and comment on this episode. Sign up to our mailing list to receive a discount code for Blue Planet Eyewear products.Special Thanks to show sponsors:Dr. Mark Holland – http://chiroandrehab.com/ and http://www.mystlouischiropractor.com/Steven Walden – The 3D painter utilizes vibrant colors to make his subjects jump off the canvas. Check out his sports and pop culture renderings at www.stevenwalden.com and follow him on various social media platforms.Mike Aubuchon of Premier Insurance Agency – www.premierinsagency.com – 314.729.0054

1hr 35mins

14 May 2018

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The Usual Suspects with Adrian Todd Zuniga

Does Your Favorite Movie Suck?

Kalen & Travis Convince the World They Don't Exist... with special guest Adrian Todd Zuniga!

1hr 29mins

30 Apr 2018

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Writing Daily: Adrian Todd Zuniga 055

Writing Daily with Devin

Today we are talking with Adrian Todd Zuniga to discuss writing, some writing tips on fortitude and Adrian Todd Zuniga is the host and creator of Literary Death Match (now featured in over 60 cities worldwide). He hosts LDM Book Report on YouTube, and is the co-writer of Madden NFL 18’s interactive movie Longshot (EA Sports), which earned a nomination for a Writers Guild of America award in 2018. An award-winning journalist, he now focuses on fiction and screenwriting. He lives between London and Los Angeles. Please like my author page, follow, subscribe and join me at http://devingalaudet.com/dad to learn more about 10,000 Mile with my Dead Father's Ashes. You can find Collision Theory at https://www.indiebound.org/…/9781945572….

31mins

26 Apr 2018

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Episode 403 — Adrian Todd Zuniga

Otherppl with Brad Listi

Adrian Todd Zuniga is the guest. He's the creator and host of Literary Death Match, an international reading series, comedy show, and all-around entertainment.Note: I will be appearing with Melissa Broder at the April 1st edition at Ace Hotel Theater in Los Angeles during AWP. For tickets, click here.Nice to finally have Adrian on the show. When I first met him, he was Todd. I've always called him Todd, which he still allows on the basis of a grandfather clause. I've known him for a number of years but didn't know a ton about his life until he came over the other day and sat down across from me. We discussed "Adrian."  We discussed "Todd."  We discussed "Adrian Todd." He had a hell of a childhood, which I'm not sure he fully realizes. Or maybe it seems less dramatic to him because it's his childhood and he lived it. For me, in hearing about it, I thought: Jesus, that's a lot. It's also interesting. And it makes Literary Death Match make more sense somehow. It makes it seem more unlikely, which then makes it seem more impressive. I have a soft spot for people who conduct cultural experiments and have weird ideas and try to actualize them—and then do. Having pursued a few weird ideas in my day, I have a feel for how much work it is to put on a Death Match. (Hint: it's a fuck-ton.) Todd—sorry, Adrian Todd—has been doing this thing for a decade, largely on his own. Yes, he's had help. But he's the prime mover. It's takes a Herculean amount of effort, and he deserves some credit for that. A tip of the cap as LDM turns 10.In today's monologue, I talk about LDM Los Angeles on April 1st, and how I'm going to interview someone in public (Melissa Broder) for the second time in my life.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 22mins

9 Mar 2016

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The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat! The Original Beverly Hills 90210 Podcast

Writer and stand-up comedian Adrian Todd Zuniga joins us for this special 90210 edition of his worldwide show Literary Death Match. Lizzie and Kat face off, reading selections from Jason Priestley’s memoir, Shannen Doherty’s Badass, Tori Spelling’s sTORI Telling, and Candy Spelling’s Stories from Candyland. It’s up to Adrian to judge a champion based on literary merit, performance, and “intangibles.” This is just a sample of what you’ll get when you check out a Literary Death Match in a city near you! What we were drinking: Bloody MarysWhat we were eating: croissant

1hr 20mins

25 May 2015

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S2E25: Feel Literary with Adrian Todd Zuniga

Notebook on Cities and Culture

Colin Marshall sits down at Hugo's Tacos in Los Angeles' Atwater Village with Adrian Todd Zuniga, founding editor of Opium magazine and impresario behind the international reading series Literary Death Match. They discuss what might make Los Angeles "the new Berlin"; his aim to make the city the literary center of the world by 2022; the hatred that flows into Los Angeles, but not out of it; Literary Death Match TV, the project that moved him here, and his battle against the idea of its being "too smart for television"; December 12th's live pilot shoot at Hollywood's Florentine Gardens; his experiences putting on Literary Death Matches in cities like Tulsa, Helsinki, Amsterdam, and Beijing; his love of his collaboration, whether or not it comes from growing up as the last of eight kids and always wanting to hang out with the most interesting people; how to "explode what literature is in the current pop culture landscape"; his frequent travel, his use of flights as a writing environment, and the thousand-page novel his travel memoir has become; turning your own experiences into fiction, and which rules that changes (especially the sexual ones); his transferring to 23 different schools in childhood due to the workplace conduct of his "tactless genius" father"; his current search for a "quieter sense of what life is" and the conflict between wanting to change book culture forever and wanting to go to sleep; and how he taps into the universal desire to feel literary.

57mins

10 Dec 2012