HEY, EVERYBODY #008

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This is the second of two Hey Everybody! episodes this week (episode 2 of Personal Effects: Sword of Blood drops Friday), featuring an interview with the incomparable Mur Lafferty. Hutch rants and raves about recent raves for Personal Effects: Dark Art, giggles with glee at the debut of Personal Effects: Sword of Blood, and channels his inner monster truck race announcer by dishing about what's coming this Sunday-Sunday-Sunday at Balticon.

Then we're deep-sea diving into awesomeness with author Mur Lafferty, as she tells us about her latest fiction project -- Heaven, Season 5: WAR -- and the trailblazing bonus material she's releasing in her "The Inside Story" experience. Very cool.

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The anthem for Hey, Everybody! is "Chip Away" by Jane's Addition, distributed freely via BitTorrent and the Nine Inch Nails/Jane's Addiction tour site, Ninja2009.com.

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UltraCreatives Interview #4: Mur Lafferty

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In this installment of UltraCreatives, J.C. chats with novelist and podcaster Mur Lafferty. A brilliant storyteller and essayist, Mur has released her writing into the podosphere since 2004. Thanks to her "veteran" status in the community, she has a has a unique perspective on podcasting's roots, the state of podcasting today, and where it's going.

J.C. and Mur talk about that, her first memories as a writer, what allured her to podcasting, and more. Of particular interest are her thoughts on her Heaven series of audio novellas, and the conclusion of her hit podiobook, Playing for Keeps. The interview is about 90 minutes long, but Mur's conversation and anecdotes are stellar, and well worth the listen.

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If all goes according to plan, next week's guest will be entrepreneur and Mahalo.com founder Jason Calacanis.