Catch Me on the Season Premiere of The Story of God with Morgan Freeman

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In October last year I flew to the Czech Republic and worked on an episode of The Story of God with Morgan Freeman. I spent a day at the Broumov Monastery, just south of the Czech-Polish border, filming an episode on the amazing medieval manuscript Codex Gigas, also known as the Devil’s Bible.

The episode I filmed has been chosen as the premiere episode of the third season of The Story of God by Morgan Freeman and will air on the NatGeo Channel on Tuesday March 5 9/8c. Check out the trailer for Season 3 and then set your DVR for Tuesday night (or be a little crazy, and do it old school, and actually sit down to watch the episode as it airs).

In the words of my friend, the Australian, I shall return.

Interview on Book Riot’s podcast Annotated

Curious to hear my voice? I am being interviewed on Book Riot’s podcast Annotated today about the scandal surrounding the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Swedish Academy. I had such a great time doing this interview. Yet another example of the awesomeness of Book Riot and the Book Riot community

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In the words of my friend, the Australian, I shall return.

5 Things You Need to Know about the Necronomicon Ex Mortis

On February 17, 2016, I published the following post on Book Riot.

5 Things You Need to Know about the Necronomicon Ex Mortis

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Starz TV show Ash vs. Evil Dead has been given the green light for a second season, which will air in September of this year. To celebrate the show’s renewal, let’s take a look at the ancient book that stands at the center of the story–Necronomicon Ex Mortis.

Here are five things you need to know about the Necronomicon Ex Mortis.

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In the words of my friend, the Australian, I shall return.

Buy, Borrow, Bypass: Music Autobiographies

On June 3, 2016, I published the following post on Book Riot.

Buy, Borrow, Bypass: Music Autobiographies

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At first glance, Carlos Santana, Bettye LaVette, and Sir Tom Jones seem to have little in common. A guitar hero who at a young age immigrated from Mexico to the United States, an African-American soul singer from Detroit, and a Welsh performer who has experienced all possible aspects of the entertainment industry. What could they possibly have to do with each other?

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In the words of my friend, the Australian, I shall return.

Songs by Metallica Inspired by Literature

On April 3, 2016, I published the following post on Book Riot.

Songs by Metallica Inspired by Literature

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Metallica is arguably one of the biggest bands in the world today. Since their debut album, Kill ‘Em All, released in 1983, the band is estimated to have sold over 110 million albums worldwide. With younger generations continuing to discover the catalogue of this Bay Area thrash metal band, their popularity only keeps increasing.

One of the reasons why Metallica has such lasting appeal is their amazing songwriting skills. Not only do they write songs that are progressive as well as catchy, their lyrics are often based on literary classics.

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In the words of my friend, the Australian, I shall return.

Eurovision Song Contest. A Primer

On Saturday May 14, 2016, Ukraine won the Eurovision Song Contest for the second time. Their winning contribution was the song “1944” performed by Jamala.

This year the Eurovision was broadcast in the US for the first time in the contest’s sixty-year history. Leading up to the Eurovision I published the following introductory post about the contest on Book Riot.

Eurovision Song Contest. A Primer.

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With over 200 million viewers, the Eurovision Song Contest is one of the largest TV events in the world, and on May 14 it will be broadcast in the US for the first time.

After sixty years the US will finally be treated to this wonderfully cheesy international music contest that claims to be all about the song but in actual fact is just as much about politics.

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In the words of my friend, the Australian, I shall return.

5 Aliens We Wouldn’t Mind Being Abducted By

On January 25, 2016, I published the following post on the Quirk Books blog.

5 Aliens We Wouldn’t Mind Being Abducted By

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From 1993 to 2002, The X-Files brought conspiracy theories, Area 51, weirdos who need to eat women’s body fat to stay alive—and of course, alien abductions—right into our homes. Now, the aliens who abducted people on The X-Files were not particularly nice to their human captives, but we at Quirk believe that not all aliens are bad. Here are five aliens we wouldn’t mind being abducted by.

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In the words of my friend, the Australian, I shall return.