The latest from Megaphonic

It’s Just A Show gets back to where MST3K began by travelling to Minneapolis and watching the pilot episode.

By-The-Bywater looks at fantasy authors and works that resisted the allure of Tolkien’s approach to the genre.

And we are getting ready to launch a new podcast (see below) — as well as getting a new season of The Spouter-Inn. Both of which will hopefully drop in the next few weeks!

But in the meantime...

By-The-Bywater crew gets busy!

It’s a busy summer for the hosts of By-The-Bywater...

Congratulations to Jared Pechaček, whose debut novel The West Passage comes out this week! We’re excited to finally read it. Read a sample if you’re curious, or just go ahead and run to your local bookshop and buy three copies.

The West Passage cover art

But that’s not all! Oriana Schwindt is running a Kickstarter to fund Sight Unseen, a feature-length horror movie she’s making with director Stephen Parkhurst. And it has been successfully funded! But if you want to help push it into the stratosphere, you have until July 23 to become a backer.

Sight Unseen poster

And if you happen to be in the Bay Area on August 1st, you can see Ned Raggett interview Zach Schonfeld about his upcoming book How Coppola Became Cage, about Nicolas Cage’s early years. Nice. Here’s where to RSVP.

Ned Raggett interviewing Zach Schonfeld event

Coming soon!

We’ve also got a brand new show coming soon! Selected Works is a show for everyone who loves it when under-appreciated or under-discussed books and movies (and music and art and...) get a little attention. For each episode, a Megaphonic host (or a friend of the network) will select a work that they’re eager to talk about, something that hasn’t gotten enough attention or is due for a critical re-appraisal. And we’ll assemble a panel of our hosts to have a chat about it. We’d love to hear your thoughts as well. Check out the works we've selected for the first three episodes!

Selected Works poster

Our fancy little shows

Bonus shows for our supporters

We have some special podcasts for our devoted listeners who support our shows on Patreon. A monthly chat with one of our hosts, an annual panel show about a half-forgotten movie, and bonus bits from It’s Just A Show, Fiasco Family Movie Night, and more.