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Dylan White

By Author, Comedian, Fun, Movies, Sci-Fi No Comments

You know how big of an audiobook fan I am, and I know many of y’all are, too. So, I had to bring Dylan White on my podcast! He’s an author, actor, comedian, and even played the Genie in Disney’s Aladdin musical! Plus, I’m sure you’ve heard his voice on national commercials.

We talked about a variety of things, including Will Smith and aliens. This conversation was so interesting, it flew by! If you’re a fan of Sci-Fi, be sure to listen!

Also in this episode:

  • Being an odd kid
  • Knowing your audience
  • How he came up with the idea for his first book The Orion Abduction.
  • The art of narration (where he would project his voice from to change the sound for each character)
  • Why he didn’t watch the version of Aladdin with Will Smith in it
  • Aliens
  • His writing process
  • Having a teenage girl’s insight
  • The biggest secret skill a man can use when arguing with a woman
  • The technicality of comedy
  • Offending people during comedy shows
  • Looking at the universe from our limited perspective

Quotations:

“I wasn’t like a normal kid.” ~Dylan White

“You gotta know your audience.” ~Dylan White

“The technicality of comedy; you wanna get more laughs per minute or per set as you can. And if it takes you too long to get to your next punch or your next laugh line, you’ll lose an audience.” ~Dylan White

“I didn’t see it [Will Smith’s Aladdin].” ~Dylan White

“I’ve always been fascinated with aliens and UFOs and abductions.” ~Dylan White

“What if we’re the weird ones [instead of aliens]” ~Dylan White

Bio:

After over 10 years of playing the Genie in Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular at Disney California Adventure, Dylan is “out of the blue”—but only in terms of the costume and makeup. Dylan has been on the standup scene for quite some time and uses his snarky Gen-X sensibility to share his unique perspective on divorce, dating after fifty, depression, and everything in between. He is also a successful author and voiceover artist so be sure to follow him on his social media. But not on the street. That’s creepy.

Guest’s Contact Info:

https://www.dylanwhite.com/

Instagram username
@itsdylanwhite

Amazon page

A.K. Frailey

By Author, Personal Growth, Philosophy, Sci-Fi, Uncategorized No Comments

Key Takeaways From Episode:

  • Being a widowed mother of 8 children
  • Her time in the Peace Corp
  • Where she got her passion for missions
  • Responding with hope and love
  • Learning to see people as human beings
  • Finding faith and living in it
  • Focusing on what is good
  • Her writing process
  • Being a compassionate listener
  • What she loves about living in a small town

Quotations:

“Everything that’s ever happened to us has happened in a bigger theatre than we can imagine.” @AK Frailey

“We must be connected as human souls.” @AK Frailey

“I’m not going to pretend to know the mind of God.” @AK Frailey

“It’s very good to step back sometimes and say ‘What is God doing with this child.’” @AK Frailey

“It’s imperative to get in touch with who we are and our heritage.” @AK Frailey

Guest’s Bio:

I’m A. K. Frailey, a published author of 15 books. The majority are historical sci-fi where people of ancient times struggle to find meaning in a world dominated by evil choices. While managing their own conflicts, aliens fight for their place in human events. Movie director and producer Cary Solomon endorsed me with the summary, “Ann’s work ranks among the best.” I’ve been writing for over a decade and host podcasts of my short stories and life reflections. Since I was widowed 8 years ago, I have raised my 8 kids and discovered that epic trials forge epic heroes.

Guest’s Contact Info:

Justin B. Long

By Author, Sci-Fi No Comments

Key Takeaways From Episode:

  • Why Justin Has Used The Pen Name J. Boyd Long and How He Makes His Characters Names
  • Why Science-Fiction Writers Are The Watchguard of The Human Race 
  • How Damaged People Raise Damaged People and Generational Cycles of Brokenness
  • How a Garbage Can Was Used For Punishment In Justin’s Childhood
  • Weaponizing the Bible
  • How To Heal From Abusive Parents

Quotations:

“We all have the ability to change things about ourselves,  but if we don’t know that and we don’t know what the tools are to get us where we’re trying to go, then we just stay broke.” – Justin B Long

“If there is a way to make money and screw people over, there is somebody that’s willing to do it.” – Justin B Long

“I’ve learned that alcohol wasn’t my problem, alcohol was a solution that worked and then it didn’t work, my real problem was the way that I felt about myself.” – Justin B Long

“His only emotion that he could really put out was rage and hostility and he didn’t know how else to express himself.” – Justin B Long
“Second grade was the year that my mom decided that the television screen was satanic.” – Justin B Long

Guest’s Bio:

Justin Boyd Long is a self-embracing nerd who loves crunching numbers, researching interesting things, and listening to podcasts, in addition to reading loads of books. His exposure to Stephen King’s books at the age of 10 probably stunted him in some way, but he is still determined to leave the world a better place than he found it. He lives near Gainesville, Florida on a small farm with his incredible wife, 7 horses, 5 cats, 2 donkeys, 2 dogs, and a sheep named Gerald.

Guest’s Contact Info:

https://jboydlong.com/