Updated December 30th, 2018
Radio Show 95: Mortal Engines and Sky Captain... | December 29th, 2018
Talk about toxic fanboys and the varying reviews of Mortal Engines. Does “Sky Captain and The World Of Tomorrow” still hold up as the definitive dieselpunk movie? And we tease our next show about Season Three of “Man In The High Castle.”
Radio Show 94: Dieselpunk for October 2018 | October 17th, 2018
John Pyka and Eric Renderking Fisk talk about what's new in Dieselpunk for October 2018. The Man In The High Castle Season 3, The Girl who Handcuffed Houdini, SS-GB, Albert Einstein: Time Mason by Tony Donley, Jekyll Island Chronicles.
The Fedora Chronicles Radio Show 92 | September 10th, 2018
On this Cousineau Report Editon of The Fedora Chronicles Radio Show, Jason Cousineau and Eric Renderking Fisk talk about not talking about Partisan Politics, letting crazy people say their peace so we know who they are and who to avoid, domestic terrorism, conspiracies, Midnight Climax, military budgets, and the truth about social media selling data.
The Fedora Chronicles Radio Show 91 | September 4th, 2018
This time on The Fedora Chronicles Radio Show and Dieselpunk Podcast - Daisy O'Dare, John Pyka, Larry Amyett and Eric Renderking Fisk talk about Star Trek, Star Wars, Canceled Dieselpunk TV shows, Toxic Fans, and Tin Can Tommies...
The Fedora Chronicles Radio Show 90 | August 11th, 2018
Recorded Live From Toadstool Bookstore in Keene, New Hampshire With Jessie Haas & Matt Forrest Esenwine
The Fedora Chronicles Radio Show 89 - Age Of Steel | July 26th, 2018
Rob Leigh joins us to talk about 'The Age Of Steel' RPG and the dieselpunk genre.
The Fedora Chronicles Radio Show 88 - Aethertopia | July 21st, 2018
Anthony Sakovich from Aethertopia joins Eric Renderking Fisk to talk about conventions, from the past, present, and future.
The Fedora Chronicles Radio Show 87 - "Jack Be Quick" by Benjamin Thomas. | July 1st, 2018
Benjamin Thomas, author of the new crime novel "Jack Be Quick" joins Eric Renderking Fisk at Toadstool Bookstore in Keene New Hampshire to talk about writing, where ideas come from, what makes a good villain. Special thanks to Toadstool Bookstore in Keene, New Hampshire.
The Fedora Chronicles Radio Show 86 - John Paul Catton, Tales From Beyond Tommorow, and Excalibur Books
Radio Show 85 - Lee Andercheck and Akroydiesel Age RPG | June 23rd, 2018
Lee Andercheck talks to Eric Renderking Fisk about this role-playing game, his love for the genre of dieselpunk, and definitive media that all jazz era retrocentrics should enjoy.
Radio Show 84 - Wild Skies | April 17th, 2017 - Next on The Fedora Chronicles Radio Show in conjuction with The Dieselpunk Podcast, John Pyka and Eric Fisk talk with the creators behind "Wild Skies." Wild Skies is a story-driven, dieselpunk RPG of anthropomorphic animals, where sky pirates fight for survival over 1930's Europe. Created by Wet Ink Games!
Radio Show 83 - Space Machine Imagery - Ruud De Korte | April 24th, 2018 - This time on The Fedora Chronicles Radio Show, we talk with the mastermind behind Space Machine Imagery - Ruud De Korte - from The Netherlands, Europe.
We discuss his inspiration for photography, the nature of collaboration, finding good artists and customers, and the power of a good camera and Adobe Lightroom.
Radio Show 82: Steampunk Piscataway 2018 | April 4th, 2018
In this extra, I speak with the leadership behind the Steampunk Piscataway 2018 convention that will be held in New Jersey from May 4th through the 6th.
Radio Show 81: Dark Deco: A New Dieselpunk Flavor | March 27th, 2018 -
This time John Pyka, Daisy O'Dair and I, Eric Renderking Fisk, talk with Larry Amyett about one of his latest blog posts - Dark Deco: A new Dieselpunk Flavor.
Radio Show 80 - A Tale Of Two Conventions | March 19th, 2018 - In this episode of The Fedora Chronicles Radio Show, John Pkya and Eric Renderking Fisk talk about recent conventions dedicated to the Retrocentric mindset.
Radio Show 79: Catching Up wih Uncle Doug! | March 2018
In a show that was recorded in early February, I caught up with co-host Doug Palumbo and we talk about the passing of some of our childhood heroes, the passing of our dads and how it's our turn to step up to the plate, and rabid fanboys gone wild.
Radio Show # 78 -
State of The Dieselpunk Union | February 14th, 2018 -
John Pyka from The Dieselpunk Podcast talks with Eric Renderking Fisk about the state of Dieselpunk in 2018, and what's up with SF/Pop Culture conventions in The United States.
The Fedora Chronicles Radio Show 77:
Vinyl Golden Globes -
Eric Renderking Fisk sat down with John Pyka from The Dieselpunk Podcast to discuss The Grammy Awards, The Golden Globes, how great music sounds on Vinyl, and New Years holiday traditions. And more! Thanks for listening, grab your fedoras and martini's, and enjoy the show!
The Fedora Chronicles Radio Show Christmas 2017 | December 24th, 2017
The Fedora Chronicles Radio Show simulcast of The Dieselpunk Podcast Christmas Special 2017. This time on the show, John Pyka and Eric Renderking Fisk are joined by Larry Amyett and Daisy O'Dair to discuss Dieselpunk holiday movies and how some Christmas traditions we enjoy today have their origins in the Jazz Era.
Radio Show Episode 75: "The Lost Art of Manliness!" | December 16th, 2017
John Pyka and Eric Renderking Fisk - a talk about the lost art of Manliness, adrenaline addiction, and the growing phobia towards fear in our society. We also address how we cure the fear of being afraid in future tutorials we will host in future episodes.
Episode 74: "Get Off My Lawn!" | December 11th, 2017 -
John Pyka and Eric Renderking Fisk talk about listener comments about our last show, crazy theater owners who insist on showing garbage that panders to the least common denominator.
The Fedora Chronicles Episode 73:
The Shape of Black Friday Water
November 27th, 2017 - John Pyka and Eric Renderking Fisk talk about the issue of "Made In America" clothes and where to find them, and then the horrors of Black Friday. Also more talk about movies of 2017 that have been released before the final Christmas push, The Shape of Water, and we close the show with the question - what do dieselpunks and other retrocentrics want for Christmas?
The Fedora Chronicles Radio Show #72 | October 23rd, 2017
In this special episode, John Pyka, Daisy O’Dare from The Dieselpunk Podcast and Eric Renderking Fisk welcome back Tome Willson of The Mill Race Theatrical Company and founder of Dieselpunks.org to talk about Halloween and why it’s so important to retrocentrics.
The Fedora Chronicles Radio Show #71 | October 23rd, 2017
Johh Pyka, Larry Amyett, Daisy O’Dare and Eric Renderking Fisk discuss pop culture news in the realm of Dieselpunk and Jazz-Era style this month.
The Fedora Chronicles Radio Show #70 | October 21st, 2017 - In this super-size edition, John Pyka and I talk about the two “Blade Runner” motion pictures, Star Trek Discovery and The Orville, and dystopian writing from the Steampunk eras, and our call for more Founding Documents written by fellow retrocentrics, jazz era aficionados, dieselpunks and more.
Radio Show Number 69 with Tony Snipes | October 9th, 2017 - John Pyka and Eric Renderking Fisk sit down and chat with Tony Snipes of Art Slam Live and Portsmouth Aeroshipbuilding Co. to talk about Dieselpunk art and various aspects of living the retrofuturistic life.
The Fedora Chronicles Radio Show #67 | September 17th, 2017
A conversation about the "Back to The Future" movies and whether they are Dieselpunk.
Diesel Punk In Pop Culture Dieselpunk Podcast Episode #207 John Pyka |
June 15th, 2017 - John Pyka Productions and BDC Entertainment presents The Dieselpunk Podcast - The Voice of Dieselpunk! "Big Daddy Cool," Larry Daisy O'Dair, and Eric Fisk talk all things Dieselpunk! In this episode: Is Wonder Woman Dieselpunk? What IS Dieselpunk? Dieselpunk Appropriation, Night Raid 1931 and Wolfenstien II!
The Dieselpunk Podcast Episode #204 Rogue Aviator Interview - John Pyka
May 17th, 2017 | John Pyka Productions and BDC Entertainment presents The Dieselpunk Podcast - The Voice of Dieselpunk! "Big Daddy Cool" and Eric Fisk kick back in the podcast lounge to chat with Dylan Schaefer and some of the cast of The Rogue Aviator, a brand new Dieselpunk play produced by Otherworld Theatre in Chicago!
Radio Show #66 Mad Max Fury Road Is Not Dieselpunk! Eric Renderking Fisk & Bonsart Bokel | May 9th, 2017
This is a special edition of the radio show, our audio recording of a conversation with Bonsart Bokel from Radio Retrofuture that was recorded this past month of May. This is our rebuke and rebuttle of the article ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ is not steampunk—it’s dieselpunk” published on the website “Daily Dot” written by Aja Romano.
Radio Show #65: Best Practices Eric Renderking Fisk | March 15th, 2017
In this episode that was recorded on March 12th, 2017 we talk about my article, Requiem of Steampunk and we talk about whether or not Steampunk has evolved to the point when it’s no longer punk – an anti-establishment and anti-autoritian movement? I talk with Phoebe Darqueling of "Steampunk Journal" and “For Whom The Gear Turns: A Steampunk Blog” and Bonsart Bokel from “Radio Retrofuture” on this topic, best praticies of retropunk, and the idea of having an international convention or summit to discuss the foundations of these retro-centric cultures.
Radio Show #64: Holly Gonzalez Eric Renderking Fisk | March 15th, 2017
An Interview with Retrospect Station’s very own Holly Gonzalez, dieselpunk author, retropunk activists, and advocate for retrocentric people everywhere. We discuss the various aspects retropunk – especially Steam and Diesel – and what is it about Dieselpunk that she likes more? We also talk about where she and her husband find the incredible images they’ve archived on the Facebook group: Retrospect Station.
RetroThread Podcast #2 Cars, Money & Style | January 18th, 2017
In this episode, we continue to discuss clothes and style, dressing for the proper occasion and just being yourself before the conversation moves along into talking about the financial system. But first we pick up where we left off last week – our conversation about social roles have changed thanks to social media and the internet.
RetroThread Podcast 1: Tailors VS Seamstress | January 11th, 2017
Kass and Eric talk about the difference between tailors and seamstresses, the business of clothing, and the importance of dressing correctly for every occasion, and the meaning of life though the perspective of clothes. And Our theme song is from Lina Sax, the song is her cover of the song “Under Pressure” by Queen and David Bowie. Check all of her music: Linasax.com
Radio Show 63,
Part One with Kass McGann, | December 31st, 2016
This is The Fedora Chronicles Radio Show 63, Part One of an interview with Kass McGann, owner and operator of Reconstructing History. We talk about her background in the realm of vintage clothing pattern reproductions, her favorite and least favorite fabric, and a series of events lead to her starting her own business.
Radio Show 62: Our special Tribute to Carrie Fisher | February 22nd, 2016
Doug Palumbo and Jason Cousineau talk to me - Eric Renderking Fisk - about the life, films, and legacy of Carrie Fisher. Who was she to us besides "Princess Leia?" Stay Tuned!
Radio Show Number 61 -
Summer Movies 2016 and Stranger Things
Doug Palumbo and Eric Renderking Fisk talk about summer movies of 2016 and binge watching "Stranger Things" On Netflix. We also talk about why some classics movies should never be remade and the consequences paid by the studios who do so.
Episode One of The Electric Speakeasy Podcast -| July 6th, 2016 A roundtable discussion with Fedora Chronicles regulars and special guests such as fellow retrocentrics, retrofuturist, and retronauts talk about current events that are important to you our listeners. In this episode, we talk about Women of Cosplay, Sexual Harassment, nerd hygiene, and Paramount Studios slapping down their own Ten Commandments on Trekkie Fan Films.
Radio Show Number 59 Round Table with John Pyka & Jason Cousineau. | June 27th, 2016
In this round-table edition with Jason Cousineau and John Pyka, we discuss, Rogue One News, Is Summer too hot for Costuming, Have you ever worn Indy-Wear or Dieselpunk gear to a Ren Faire? If Not, would you and we wrap the show up with our Summer Reading List.
Fedora Chronicles Radio Show Number 58:
Hollywoood Self-Love Fest |
March 16th, 2016
This time, Doug Palumbo and Eric Renderking Fisk start the conversation talking about Hollywood’s self-love during the Oscars, then we move on to what’s our favorite whiskey this month, racism in Hollywood – hashtag Nerd Lives Matter, what we were drinking that night, and then we bring it back around to The Oscars again with who should have one Best Picture in years past.
Radio Show Number 57 Mentors, Supreme Court, and Broke Kanye!?!
In this podcast that we recorded on February 18th we talk about the news of the week including Kanye West going broke, the passing of a Supreme Court Judge, and another anniversary for The Maltese Falcon. Before we get into the news, we talk about the nature of relationships and memories of a mentor of mine who passed away earlier this month.
Doug, Eric and Jason get into the Christmas Spirit by talking about some of their favorite things about the season… the funniest part of this podcast is when we start talking about the Christmas Specials and songs they really hate and why.
They also poke fun at the historically bad dialog in one of our favorite Christmas films. We dare you to listen to this without laughing – seriously. It’s truly tasteless and hysterical at the same time.
As always, we go off the rails. It’s a Fedora Chronicles tradition – especially on the forum – we get on a topic an next thing you know we’re talking about something else. But as is also the tradition we turn it.
This time Walt Schnabel – author of Blood Club – stops by to talk about The Force Awakens, why Star Wars and mythology is so important to kids, and the power of Story Telling. And, as usual whenever Walt and I are in the room we talk about Ancient Aliens and Conspiracy Theories… but we’ll tie it up together before the hour is through.
The Fedora Chronicles Radio Show Number 54: Common Core - My first interview is with Dr. Duke Pesta: the Academic Director of FreedomProject Education, has made numerous speaking engagements all across the country and over the radio, warning parents, teachers, and government officials about the dangers of Common Core.
The Fedora Chronicles Radio Show Number 53: Heathy Skepticism Part Deux - This is the second part in our conversation on healthy skepticism, and while we might cover some of this ground already, it’s better produced with higher audio quality. This is more like The Empire Strikes Back version of the conversation.
That’s not all, we talk about the mentality of the people who fake paranormal sightings, some of our favorite podcasts, documentaries, future guests we need to have in the future, and hint about how I love to cook with leftover bacon grease… and going off the rails in the end.
The Fedora Chronicles Radio Show Number 52: Heathy Skepticism Part Deux - This time Doug Palumbo and I talk about healthy skepticism when doing paranormal research and the specific mindset we should have when exploring the unknown. This is only Part One of this lengthy conversation that was recorded last week.
The Fedora Chronicles Radio Show Number 52: Heathy Skepticism Part One - This time Doug Palumbo and I talk about healthy skepticism when doing paranormal research and the specific mindset we should have when exploring the unknown. This is only Part One of this lengthy conversation that was recorded last week.
The Fedora Chronicles Radio Show Number 51: Our Mid-Centennial Paranormal Ghost Hunting in Utah Special Edition Part One. - Jason and Becky Cousineau talk with us about their ghost hunting adventures in Utah, but they don’t call it ghost hunting and in this episode they explain why. We also talk about equipment we like to use when exploring haunted locations, and we start talking about shadow people to prep for the next episode with them sometime soon.
The Fedora Chronicles Radio Show Number 50: Our Mid-Centennial Paranormal Ghost Hunting in Utah Special Edition Part One. Jason and Becky Cousineau talk with us about their ghost hunting adventures in Utah, but they don’t call it ghost hunting and in this episode they explain why. We also talk about equipment we like to use when exploring haunted locations, and we start talking about shadow people to prep for the next episode with them sometime soon.
Fedora Chronicles Radio Show #49 Doug Palumbo and Eric Renderking Fisk talk about the Earth Shattering news that Playboy Magazine will stop featuring fully nude women in their magazines - the developments coming out of the Hefner Mansion sounds like an April Fools joke. We also Stephen Spielberg talks about making a fifth Indiana Jones movie, and Doug’s over-abundance of love for The Rocketeer.
Fedora Chronicles Radio Show #48: Dieselpunk Special Edition with our good friend and advocate, Irina-Sofia Albamare. We talk about every aspect of the Dieselpunk culture, from the origins of the word “punk,” to where her ideas for her fashions come from, to the incredible community we belong to.
Fedora Chronicles Radio Show #47: Interview with Tayliss Forge, world famous Cosplayer and Steam Queen Artisan crafter. We discuss the genre of steampunk, how she self taugh herself how to sew and her craft, her education and her direction for the future.
Fedora Chronicles Radio Show #46: 2 Hour Halloween Special.
Doug Palumbo, Jason Cousineau, our very special guest Melinda Mock from Retroblasting talk with Eric Renderking Fisk about the scariest movies or television shows we’ve ever seen and why. We also dig deep into the philosophy of fear and why some things scare us more than others.
Fedora Chronicles Radio Show #45 Waters Of Mars:
Doug Palumbo and I talk about the latest Press Release and Conference from NASA and proof of water on Mars. In the first section, we speculated on what the big announcement could or should be about and speculation about what kind of life could have existed on Mars eons ago. In Part Two we have a snip of the actual press conference, and we wrap it up in Part 3 discussing what NASA’s new findings actually mean and the possible future of The Space Program and what we think we should be doing in the realm of exploration.
Fedora Chronicles Radio Show #44: On this episode of The Fedora Chronicles Radio Show, Doug Palumbo and I talk about the premiere episode of The Muppet's, Classic movies on Streaming video services and which one we think is better, and the future of On-Demand in the next couple of years.
Eric and Doug also talk at length at what they think the genre “Film Noir” really is, the difference between “Film Noir” and “Neo-Noir” and if the label “Noir” is used too loosely.