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Mistborn: The Final Empire, by Brandon Sanderson

The Book Pile

What if you could swallow certain metals and they gave you POWERS? (Well I guess they do in real life, but only boring powers, like how iron just gives you regular blood.) Anyway, this is our discussion of the high fantasy epic that begins the Mistborn trilogy! Plus, Dave talks about the Soviets again and Kellen wants you to get a night job at a motel.*TheBookPilePodcast@gmail.com*Kellen Erskine has appeared on Conan, Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, NBC's America's Got Talent, and the Amazon Original Series Inside Jokes. He has garnered over 100 million views with his clips on Dry Bar Comedy. In 2018 he was selected to perform on the “New Faces” showcase at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Quebec. Kellen was named one of TBS's Top Ten Comics to Watch in 2017. He currently tours the country www.KellenErskine.com*David Vance's videos have garnered over 1 billion views. He has written viral ads for companies like Squatty Potty, Chatbooks, and Lumē, and sketches for the comedy show Studio C. His work has received two Webby Awards, and appeared on Conan. He currently works as a writer on the sitcom Freelancers.


21 Nov 2022

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196. SLX FanX Panel: Judges Brandon Sanderson, Todd McCaffrey, and Writers of the Future winners

Writers of the Future Podcast

The Writers of the Future Panel was held at the Salt Lake City FanX Convention in a very packed hall. The panel pictured from l to r: Darci Stone, Eric James Stone, Todd McCaffrey, Brandon Sanderson, John Goodwin, Wulf Moon, Kary English, Z.T. Bright, and Martin Shoemaker. Plus, a 5-minute video from Anne McCaffrey on Writers of the Future and her tips to writers.The first half of the panel was discussions on creating short stories, and the second half was open mic Q&A. We almost got through every question.Enjoy!!


22 Oct 2022

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Brandon Sanderson

Moral & Ethical Leadership

Brandon Sanderson is an American author of epic fantasy and science fiction, and also a Professor at BYU. He is a 15-time New York Times bestselling author and is best known for the Cosmere fictional universe, in which most of his fantasy novels, most notably the Mistborn series and The Stormlight Archive, are set. Outside of the Cosmere, he has written several young adult and juvenile series including The Reckoners, the Skyward series, and the Alcatraz series. He is also known for finishing Robert Jordan's high fantasy series The Wheel of Time and has created several graphic novel fantasy series including the White Sand and Dark One. He created Sanderson's Laws of Magic and popularized the idea of "hard magic" and "soft magic" systems. In 2008, Sanderson started a podcast with author Dan Wells and cartoonist Howard Tayler called Writing Excuses, involving topics about creating genre writing and webcomics. In 2016, the American media company DMG Entertainment licensed the movie rights to Sanderson's entire Cosmere universe. Sanderson's March 2022 Kickstarter campaign became the most successful in history, finishing with 185,341 backers pledging over $40 million dollars. He is strong in his faith and served a mission to Seoul, Korea for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


19 Jul 2022

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Episode 38 - The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

Bad Reviews for Good Books

Do you love hearing scathing book reviews? Yes? Then, listen on! No? You listen on as well! In this episode of Bad Reviews for Good Books, the Hancocks commentate on what reviewers had to say about The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. Do you know which Ivy League school was apparently obsessed with this book? Listen on to find out. We appreciate you always showing up!  You're the best! If you get a chance, the Hancocks would LOVE for you to do one or all of the following: 1. Rate and review the podcast-- it really helps! 2. Leave an anchor message, so the Hancocks can adore you even more ;) 3. Contact the Hancocks at https://www.anuncommonauthor.com/contact 4. Reach out to Jaida on Twitter @Jaida_Hancock--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bad-reviews-good-books/message


1 Jul 2022

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Bonus Episode: Originality, Writing and Career Fulfilment with Brandon Sanderson

Deep Dive with Ali Abdaal

🔔 Sign up to my FREE Camera Confidence Course: https://aliabdaal.com/camera-confidence-crash-course/?utm_source=deep_dive&utm_medium=podcast &utm_campaign=camera_confidence_deafultBrandon Sanderson is my favourite author of all time. He writes incredible fantasy books, including Mistborn and The Stormlight Archive, and wrote the final 3 books of The Wheel of Time. Brandon's output is legendary - he writes books almost faster than we can read them, and he teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University. I recorded this episode with Brandon as a live stream during the 2020 lockdown, and because it was one of my favourites I wanted to share it with you again as a bonus episode. In the conversation, we discuss how he kept going when his writing wasn’t being read, the question of originality and how we can make the stuff we need to do (work) more fun. Enjoy!🔗 CONNECT WITH BRANDON 🎥 YouTube Channel 🐦 Twitter 📸 Instagram 💻 Website 🔗 CONNECT WITH ALI🎥 YouTube Channel🐦 Twitter📸 Instagram💻 Website👥 LinkedinFind the show notes and the transcript on the website: https://aliabdaal.com/podcast/Leave a reviewIf you enjoy listening to the podcast, please do leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts - even one line helps! You can also Tweet @AliAbdaal with any feedback, thoughts from the lessons you've learnt from the episodes and we can thank you personally for tuning in 🙏Check out the episode on the Deep Dive YouTube Channel.See privacy policy at https://transistor.fm/privacy


20 May 2022

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Ep. 44: Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell by Brandon Sanderson

Atoz: A Speculative Fiction Book Club Podcast

I can't believe it took us 44 episodes to get to Brandon Sanderson. Thanks to the listener who commissioned this bonus episode! Join the conversation on the Atoz forum. Support the network and gain access to over fifty bonus episodes by becoming a patron on Patreon. Want more science fiction in your life? Check out The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast. Love Neil Gaiman? Join us on Hanging Out With the Dream King: A Neil Gaiman Podcast. Lovecraft? Poe? Check out Elder Sign: A Weird Fiction Podcast. Trekker? Join us on Lower Decks: A Star Trek Podcast. Want to know more about the Middle Ages? Subscribe to Agnus: The Late Antique, Medieval, and Byzantine Podcast. Follow Valerie's Plants in Star Trek page on Instagram.

1hr 20mins

13 Apr 2022

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Ep 36 - Brandon Sanderson - Science Fiction and Fantasy Author

Page Break with Brian McClellan

Brian's guest this week is epic fantasy author Brandon Sanderson. For the very few of you who don’t know him, Brandon is one of the most prolific and successful authors working in science fiction and fantasy today. He is known for his massive interconnected Cosmere in which many different fantasy worlds exist in the same universe—including Mistborn, Elantris, and the Stormlight Archive. As of recording this intro, his Kickstarter for four secret novels has passed thirty million dollars and is by far the most successful Kickstarter in the history of the platform. Please note this interview was recorded before that went live, so they don’t cover the Kickstarter in this episode.Brandon and Brian talk about the overwhelming nature of success, running a massive business, his experience working with co-authors, his desire to leave touring behind, and plenty more!Find Brandon on Twitter or his website.Find Brian at his website, on Twitter and Instagram, or find his books on Amazon, direct from his bookstore, or wherever books are sold!Don't forget to support the show on Patreon, or pick up some swag on Redbubble. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


29 Mar 2022

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Brandon Sanderson’s Successful 26M Kickstarter Campaign, Amazon’s Amp Does What and YouTube Will Pay for Podcasts

Creator Upload

Brandon Sanderson is a prolific author who basically bypassed his publisher TOR to self-publish his next set of books through his own company, Dragonsteel using Kickstarter to raise funding to the tune of $26M. Is it possible for anyone else to follow in his footsteps? Are we heading back to the days when creators can fund projects in substantial ways through Kickstarter and Indiegogo? Lauren and Josh talk about it. And, surprisingly, the answer may be exactly what you think.Yes, Amazon launched AMP.  They’ll compete with the likes of Clubhouse, Twitter Spaces, Facebook Live, Telegram Voice Chat, etc. But what makes AMP different is its access to a large catalog of music! Want to know how that might work for those with a pre-existing audience? What about that DJ who knows how to curate a great playlist?  Lauren discusses how it might all work, and why it could be a game-changer. They both dive a little deeper - imagine the possibilities if AMP is somehow intertwined with a live streaming space like Twitch? Whoa! Should Spotify duplicate this model?  It’s all pretty exciting! Also, YouTube wants to pay podcasters to upload the video versions of their shows. They’re offering grants of up to $300K and Josh is Bullish on the idea! But why? We also get Lauren’s uploads which include the D’Amelio family and Josh gives us the scoop on Snoop Dogg and his further venture into Gaming - FaZe. And yeah, did you notice Snoop’s necklace at the Superbowl? Me either. Josh, however, did. And he’s sharing the details. Did we mention, we’re glad you’re here?  We are! - From the Team at  – www.creatorupload.com 


11 Mar 2022

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Mistborn | The Final Empire: Part 4 | Every Brandon Sanderson Novel Reviewed

Read and Find Out: A Cosmere Podcast

Welcome to “Read and Find Out: A Cosmere Podcast”. What you are about to hear is a discussion of Brandon Sanderson’s book “The Final Empire”. We will be discussing this book part-by-part and the episodes will contain spoilers up to, and including, the chapters that we have read. Thanks for listening, and enjoy the episode!

1hr 13mins

27 Jan 2022

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Mistborn | The Final Empire: Part 2 | Every Brandon Sanderson Novel Reviewed

Read and Find Out: A Cosmere Podcast

Welcome to “Read and Find Out: A Cosmere Podcast”. What you are about to hear is a discussion of Brandon Sanderson’s book “The Final Empire”. We will be discussing this book part-by-part and the episodes will contain spoilers up to, and including, the chapters that we have read. Thanks for listening, and enjoy the episode!


7 Jan 2022