The Martin Lastrapes Show Podcast Hour

Martin Lastrapes

The Martin Lastrapes Show Podcast Hour is the show that may or may not be an hour long, depending on your perception of time and how much Martin has to say. It's both a silly and earnest look into the mind of award-winning novelist Martin Lastrapes as he talks about writing, publishing, and most anything else he finds interesting.

All Episodes

JK Allen, author of Half Blood Alliance, talks with Martin about growing up half-Asian in Michigan, her love of genre fiction, and the importance of good editing.

Oct 2020

1 hr 9 min

Martin talks with the cast and crew of Wild Within: Tonya Todd, Ryan Eicher, Clay Trimble, and Maria Bement.

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Sep 2020

57 min 5 sec

Romance author, MV Ellis, talks with Martin (all the way from Australia!) about book marketing, looking up hot guys on Instagram, and the benefits of writing in the middle of the night.

Sep 2020

1 hr

Horror author, C.S. Alleyne, talks with Martin about her debut novel, Belle Vue, her writing process, and her love of horror fiction, and her fascination is insane asylums.

Aug 2020

1 hr 16 min

Martin appeared as a guest on Franze and Friends with Jay Franze and Keith Sensing. He talks about Dolph the Unicorn Killer & Other Stories, indie publishing, and the first time he made a move on Chanel.

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Aug 2020

1 hr 17 min

Horror author, Mark Allan Gunnells, talks with Martin about haunted houses, paranormal investigators, and his new novel, 324 Abercorn.

Jul 2020

1 hr 5 min

Martin and his pal, Ben Eads (author of Hollow Heart), a couple of well-meaning fellas with no solutions for any of the world’s ills, share their thoughts, concerns, and hopes for America as we continue to navigate the consistently raucous terrain of 2020.

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Jun 2020

1 hr 21 min

Tonya Todd is an author, actress, screenwriter, and blogger. Tonya and Martin talk about storytelling, publishing, and the challenging task of querying literary agents.

Jun 2020

1 hr 17 min

Rex Hurst, author of What Hell May Come, is Martin’s guest. Rex talks about life in the age of coronavirus, the satanic panic that inspired his latest novel, and the importance of writing good dialogue.

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May 2020

1 hr 8 min

Martin's guest is horror author, Bram Stoker Award-winner, and fellow Las Vegas local, Mercedes M. Yardley (aka Miss Murder). Mercedes and Martin talk about COVID-19, living in quarantine in Las Vegas, and the horror anthology she edited for Crystal Lake Publishing, Arterial Bloom. 

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Apr 2020

1 hr 32 min

Martin's guests are Josh and Lyndsay Aviner, founders of the circus, dance, and multi-media production company, Hideaway Circus, and hosts of the Hideaway Circus Podcast. Josh and Lyndsay talk with Martin about performing in the circus, producing live theater, and their original productions, including the critically acclaimed off-Broadway show Beyond Babel.

Apr 2020

1 hr 12 min

Jonathan Fortin is the author of Lilitu: The Memoirs Of A Succubus. Martin and Jonathan talk about the coronavirus, creative writing workshops, and genre fiction.

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Mar 2020

1 hr 11 min

Martin shares his thoughts (and fears) regarding the coronavirus. He also enjoys a fun chat about all things "Star Wars" with the co-host of "Well...That Was Weird", Isaiah Engle.   

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Mar 2020

1 hr 39 min

It’s that time of year again for Martin and a random Canadian (read: Liz Hersey) to preview the Academy Awards. In this epic 3-hour-ish juggernaut of audio bliss, Martin and Liz discuss the 2020 Oscar nominees and give their predictions for who will win in all the major categories (hint: if you like money, bet on our picks).

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Feb 2020

2 hr 56 min

Bruce A. Smith, author of Fun with Stuff and The Path of Reason: A Philosophy of Nonbelief is Martin’s guest. Martin and Bruce go on a tour of three different escape rooms (i.e., murder rooms) in Houston, Texas, then give their thoughts on the experience.

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Jan 2020

1 hr 38 min

In this very special cross-over episode, Martin hangs out with the hosts of the hilarious podcast Well…That Was Weird.

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Dec 2019

1 hr 18 min

Ben Eads is the author of Hollow Heart, a terrifying horror novella about an an aberration known as The Architect. In this episode, Martin and Ben enjoy a lively chat about writing and publishing horror.

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Nov 2019

1 hr 7 min

Legendary drummer, Jimmy Keegan, is Martin’s guest on this episode. Jimmy was the drummer for the progressive rock band Spock's Beard. He’s also played drums for artists such as Santana, Selena, and John Waite. BONUS: Martin’s silly mother, Kathy Lastrapes, serves as co-host in this episode, making an unforgettable (and hilarious) appearance.

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Nov 2019

1 hr 35 min

After completing their new scripted musical-comedy podcast, Happy Show Fantastic, Martin and his brother, Greg, sat down with several of the cast members for a fun (and occasionally drunken) chat.

Oct 2019

1 hr 14 min

In Part Two of this Academy Awards preview, Martin and Liz Hersey finish up their thoughts and predictions on the Best Picture race, before getting into the other featured categories, such as Best Director and Best Actress.

Feb 2019

2 hr 14 min

In Part One of this Academy Awards preview, Martin and Liz Hersey talk about the many controversies plaguing this year’s Oscars ceremony, before sharing their thoughts and predictions on the Best Picture race.

Feb 2019

2 hr 16 min

One episode away from the epic 200th episode, Martin shares the mic with a trio of show favorites: Greg Lastrapes, Justine Gorny, and Chanel Chakko. And, boy, do things get weird in a hurry!

Jan 2019

2 hr 6 min

Martin and Liz chat about a reported re-boot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the new Netflix series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and generally pontificate on the merits of rehashing old television shows. And, just for good measure, Chanel makes a fun and wholly unplanned appearance.

Dec 2018

1 hr 31 min

Martin’s occasional co-host, Liz Hersey, traveled all the way from Canada to Las Vegas for her birthday! So, obviously, Martin recorded a series of random conversations with Liz, her husband, Matt (i.e., Martin’s Canadian producer), and Chanel while they were all oot and uh’boot in Sin City.

Oct 2018

1 hr 10 min

Martin chats with his hilarious and candid mother, Kathy Lastrapes, on her 68th birthday. She talks about experiencing the Watts Riots, getting married at 17, and she even reveals a secret she’s been keeping for the past 50 years.

Oct 2018

1 hr 8 min

Martin and Liz share their very strong opinions regarding the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ decision to introduce the Academy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film category, amongst other Oscar changes.

Sep 2018

1 hr 55 min

Martin and Justine wax poetic about some of their very favorite podcasts, such as My Favorite Murder and Fatman on Batman.

Aug 2018

2 hr 3 min

In a tapestry of conversations spanning from 1/23/18 to 2/7/18, Martin and Justine take the mic into a Chipotle, as well as a Taco Bell Drive thru, while covering topics such as President Trump's first State of the Union Address and Glee actor Mark Salling's suicide.

Jun 2018

1 hr 44 min

Josh Woods, acclaimed author of The Black Palace, is Martin's guest. During their chat, Josh and Martin discover they may very well be soulmates as they talk about professional wrestling, publishing, and storytelling. Josh also shares some very flattering thoughts about Dolph the Unicorn Killer & Other Stories.

Jun 2018

1 hr 8 min

Martin and Chanel conclude their Marvel cinematic marathon in preparation for Avengers: Infinity War. Finishing up with PHASE THREE, they re-watched Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Thor: Ragnarok. And, on opening day (first thing in the morning) they watched Avengers: Infinity War!

May 2018

1 hr 16 min

Martin and Chanel continue their Marvel cinematic marathon in preparation for Avengers: Infinity War. Moving on to PHASE TWO, they re-watched Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

May 2018

1 hr 9 min

Martin and Chanel embarked on an epic Marvel cinematic marathon! They re-watched 14 (of 18) Marvel Studios movies in preparation for Avengers: Infinity War. Starting with Phase One, they re-watched Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, and Marvel's The Avengers.

May 2018

1 hr 4 min

Martin chats with award-winning author, Henry Mosquera. Henry talks about his experience growing up in Caracas, Venezuela, as well as his decision to immigrate to America and how that led him to his career as an author.

Apr 2018

1 hr 20 min

Martin shares the full, uncut, and unfiltered version of his appearance on Episode 55 of "Share a Slice with Sean." Also in this episode, you'll hear three audio excerpts from "Dolph the Unicorn Killer."

Mar 2018

1 hr 10 min

In a tapestry of conversations spanning from 12/13/17 to 1/19/18, Martin and [**Justine**](https://www.instagram.com/gornylittledevil/?hl=en) talk about all sorts of things, such as the time Martin taught himself how to make homemade cigarettes as a kid and Justine had to prove to her mom she was willing to kill someone with a butcher knife.

Mar 2018

1 hr 15 min

It's Oscar season! So, of course, that means Martin got together with his fellow Academy Awards junkie, Liz Hersey, to talk about all the major Oscar nominations. Listen in as they share their insights and make their predictions for the 90th Academy Awards.

Mar 2018

1 hr 52 min

Martin and Justine go time traveling! Well...sort of. Just press PLAY and it will all make sense. Maybe. No refunds.

Feb 2018

1 hr 19 min

Martin hits the road for yet another California road trip. He talks to his mom about attending the wrong funeral and he talks to his brother, [**Greg**](http://www.greglastrapes.com/), about their new podcast-in-progress. Martin also enjoys a lovely chat with his nephew, [**Nathaniel**](https://www.instagram.com/nathanielp2/), and his fiancé, Mayra, just a few hours after he proposed.

Jan 2018

2 hr 2 min

Martin took a road trip to California with [**Chanel Chakko**](https://www.instagram.com/ditadoll/) and [**Justine Gorny**](https://www.instagram.com/gornylittledevil/). They engage in all sorts of silliness as they drive through the desert, stop at a sketchy gas station, and take a walk through Martin's childhood neighborhood.

Dec 2017

1 hr 20 min

World-renowned magician and mentalist [**Ryan Edwards**](https://rehandcrafted.com/pages/about-us) is Martin's guest. Ryan talks about performing magic, consulting on TV shows, and designing his very successful line of products for the magic industry.

Dec 2017

1 hr 16 min

[**Justine Gorny**](https://www.instagram.com/gornylittledevil/) is back (with a special appearance from [**Chanel Chakko**](https://www.instagram.com/ditadoll/))! Justine talks about the wild adventure of living inside her brain, including having a dead octopus as a pet and hating Mark Ruffalo.

Nov 2017

1 hr 12 min

The Villainy and Vice book club read Martin's book, _Inside the Outside_, and they invited him to join their conversation. (SPOILER ALERT: Martin goes into a lot of detail regarding the story and several of its pivotal plot points, so be warned.)

Nov 2017

57 min 7 sec

Damien Angelica Walters, author of [**_Paper Tigers_**](http://amzn.to/2yJj9fD), is Martin's guest this week. Martin's pal, Ben Eads, also makes an appearance. Ben is the editor of _[**Tales from The Lake Vol.4: The Horror Anthology**](http://amzn.to/2hDbgoP)_ and Damien is one_ _of the featured authors in the book.

Nov 2017

1 hr 17 min

In the eighth installment of "Stranger-er Things," Martin and [**Liz**](https://twitter.com/LizAnneHersey?lang=en) talk about how the WWE may or may not have stolen their title on the 10/24/17 episode of [_ **Smackdown Live** _](https://youtu.be/OEbysT671sA?t=2m25s). They also talk about Episode Eight of _Stranger Things_: "The Upside Down"

Nov 2017

1 hr 59 min

In the seventh installment of "Stranger-er Things," Martin and [**Liz**](https://twitter.com/LizAnneHersey?lang=en) talk in-depth about Episode Seven of _Stranger Things_: "The Bathtub"

Oct 2017

1 hr 42 min

In the sixth installment of "Stranger-er Things," Martin and [**Liz**](https://twitter.com/LizAnneHersey?lang=en) talk in-depth about Episode Six of _Stranger Things_: "The Monster"

Oct 2017

1 hr 53 min

Las Vegas native, Gary Lopez, sits down with Martin to talk about the tragic shooting that happened on the Las Vegas Strip. Gary shares his firsthand accounts from the Strip as he did his best to help injured victims.

Oct 2017

1 hr 17 min

In the fifth installment of "Stranger-er Things," Martin and [**Liz**](https://twitter.com/LizAnneHersey?lang=en) talk in-depth about Episode Five of _Stranger Things_: "The Flea and the Acrobat"

Sep 2017

1 hr 31 min

In the fourth installment of "Stranger-er Things," Martin and [**Liz**](https://twitter.com/LizAnneHersey?lang=en) talk in-depth about Episode Four of _Stranger Things_: "The Body"

Sep 2017

1 hr 36 min

In the third installment of "Stranger-er Things," Martin and [**Liz**](https://twitter.com/LizAnneHersey?lang=en) talk in-depth about Episode Three of _Stranger Things_: "Holly, Jolly"

Sep 2017

1 hr 46 min