Rogues in the House
By Rogues in the House
Critically acclaimed podcast focusing on Sword and Sorcery & Heroic Fantasy. Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RoguesintheHouse Twitter: https://twitter.com/rogues_podcast
Baen Books Spotlight
Sean C.W Korsgaard (Assistant Editor and Media Relations) and Steve Diamond (author of Servants of War) join the Rogues to discuss Baen Books' exciting swords-and-sorcery plans.
November 30, 2022
Rogues in the House - Willow
At long last, the Rogues dive into the 1988 Ron Howard/George Lucas classic, Willow. Are you "the greatest swordsman who ever lived"?
November 16, 2022
Four Frightened Rogues.
Sara Frazetta joins the Rogues for a special Spooky Season episode! Listen along while they dive deep into horror and adjacent genres.
October 21, 2022
The Rogues go Primal!
The Rogues sit down with special guest, Kirk A. Johnson, to discuss swords-and-sorcery (of course), Kirk’s contributions to the genre, and Season 2 of Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal. We warn ye, spoilers abound! Buy The Obanaax https://store.bookbaby.com/book/the-obanaax Kirk’s Blog: https://farafieldpress.com/author/kajbklyn/
October 05, 2022
The Rogues Get (New) Edgy.
Matt sits down with Oliver Brackenbury and Nathaniel "Nat 20" Webb to discuss their upcoming New Edge Sword and Sorcery publication. What the hell is New Edge? Is it steely? Is it sharp? Is it sword and sorcery? You betcha! To find out more about New Edge, head on over to http://www.newedgeswordandsorcery.com/
August 25, 2022
Prey With The Rogues
The Rogues assemble to talk about the latest Predator film, Prey, and how it's totally a swords-and-sorcery movie. Spoilers abound!
August 18, 2022
The Rogues on Hallowed Ground
Rogues, old and new, meet at the mecca known as GenCon. In this very special episode, Deane and Matt are joined by Howard Andrew Jones, Seth Lindberg, Steve Diamond, Sean CW Korsgaard, Jason Ray Carney, and (shudders) The Magician's Skull himself. Topics include sword and sorcery (of course) as well as our "top picks" from GenCon.
August 08, 2022
Two Matts are better than one!
The Rogues are joined by Matt Murray, editor at Heroic Signatures. Find out what it's like to stand on the vanguard of all Robert E. Howard related print projects, as well as how the Smurfs helped provision his journey to the Hyborian Age.
July 11, 2022
Sweet Nostalgia: A Nerd's Journey
The Rogues are once again joined by Flame and Crimson author, Brian Murphy--this time to discuss the works of fiction most near and dear to their roguish hearts.
June 03, 2022
"Hark Odin, hark!" Or talking "The Northman" alongside Sara Frazetta, Shield Maiden
Sara Frazetta joins the Rogues from Southern shores to go a Vik-ing and spread the bloody word of Robert Egger's "The Northman".
May 09, 2022
There and Rogue Again - A Lord of the Rings Story
The Rogues sit down with Lord of Rings expert and former TheOneRing.net writer Cindy Kehler to discuss the allure of Tolkien's classic series. Which adaptations worked? Which failed? What does the future hold? There are many questions, questions that need answering!
April 01, 2022
Sword and Sorcery Round Table: Making sense of the S&S label
Sword-and-sorcery can be a confusing label, but the Rogues are determined to make sense of it. In the latest episode, they're joined by experts of the genre - Scott Oden, Howard Andrew Jones, and Brian Murphy - for a roundtable discussion.
February 25, 2022
Some like it Rough - Karl Edward Wagner and Kane
The Rogues are joined by Whetstone Magazine editor Chuck Clark as they journey into the depths of esoteric time on a quest for a deeper understanding of the Sword & Sorcery mainstay, Kane the Mystic Swordsman and his creator, Karl Edward Wagner. Is this mysterious, flame-haired immortal a friend? Perhaps a foe? And what's this about World Domination? Hang on to your fur-diapers and winged helms, it's gon' get rough!
February 07, 2022
Flame, Crimson, and Deathstalker too! - Featuring Bryan Murphy
The Rogues are joined by Brian Murphy, author of "Flame & Crimson: The History of Sword and Sorcery". Together, they spend time pretending to be Academics, then put the litmus on notoriously bad (and good?) Roger Corman production, "Deathstalker 2: Duel of the Titans"! Because they are, if nothing else, men of culture.
January 15, 2022
The Witcher: Season Two
On our last episode of the year, the Rogues discuss Season 2 of The Witcher, spoiler-free! Toss a coin, pour a drink, have a laugh!
December 22, 2021
Wheel of Time - Pumpkin Spice Fantasy
The Rouges sit down to discuss the first four episodes of the much anticipated Wheel of Time TV series, produced by Amazon. Despite regular tangents, Matt, Logan, Deane, and Jason are able hash out their thoughts and opinions on the overall well-produced, though "Basic" take on the Fantasy genre.
December 03, 2021
"Spine of Night" with Creators Morgan King and Phil Gelatt
The Rogues are joined by creators and consummate Mongrels Morgan King and Phil Gelatt for a conversation about their new film "Spine of Night". Listener beware, such talk may Bloom into more maddening realities!
November 12, 2021
Silver for Monsters: "The Witcher" and "Witcher- Nightmare of the Wolf."
Old revelations and new tangents are discovered as the Rogues re-open the pages of "The Witcher" to discuss the newest animated entry in the Netflix franchise, "Nightmare of the Wolf".
October 26, 2021
Peter Adkison - Chaldea, Wizards, and Beyond
The Rogues fall prostrate and bask in the glory of a Deity (or Demigod?) of nerdom, Peter Adkison. Peter discusses his passion project "World of Chaldea", as well as his time with Wizards of the Coast, and the current state of GenCon. Deane mentions StarTrek again, and Logan gushes about Pokemon. It's all relevant.
October 15, 2021
Masters of the Universe
The Rogues delve deep into the history and lore of all things Teela...I mean He-Man! Matt gets to gush about his action figures, Deane feels sorry for Cringer, Logan bashes Skeletor, and what's this?? A voice from the past??!!
October 01, 2021
"The Goddess Wakes" Release with Howard Andrew Jones
Howard Andrew Jones joins the Rogues once again on the eve of the release his third installment of the Ringsworn Trilogy, "The Goddess Wakes"! As a bonus, Fafhrd & The Grey Mouser return for new Adventures in "Tales from the Magician's Skull"!
August 28, 2021
Sara Frazetta Interview
The Rogues are thrilled to host Sara Frazetta from Frazetta Girls. Tune in as we discuss her grandfather's legacy, her business approach to bringing that legacy to a new audience of sword and sorcery fans, and her own journey of discovery in the S&S genre.
August 06, 2021
S&S at the Gaming Table
A new Rogue, Whetstone Editor Jason Ray Carney, joins Matt and Deane in the Gallery while Logan is on vacation. This time, they sit down to discuss what's hot in Sword and Sorcery at the Gaming Table!
July 16, 2021
Howard Days Roundup and Review
The Rogues have added another member to their adventuring party! And lucky for them, he has actually been to Howard Days!
July 03, 2021
Howard Andrew Jones - Author and Editor
The Rogues gather their wits and weapons as they prepare to meet the Keeper of the Magician's Skull, the dastardly Howard Andrew Jones! Together, they will cross swords with Short Fiction, Trilogies, and Gaming Rules with the dreaded creator of legendary duo, Asim & Dabir. HAJ Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Howard-Andrew-Jones/e/B001H6OE94?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1621384128&sr=8-1 Tales from the Magician's Skull: https://goodman-games.com/tftms/ Goodman Games: https://goodman-games.com/
May 19, 2021
John R. Fultz - Worlds Beyond Worlds
The Rogues are joined by author John R. Fultz, pen of the new DMR published collection "Worlds Beyond Worlds". As scribe and scholar, Fultz dispenses invaluable insight into writing, music, and the multiverse. John R. Fultz website: https://johnrfultz.com/about/ John R Fultz Amazon Author page: https://www.amazon.com/John-R.-Fultz/e/B005QPHNK4%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share DMR "Worlds Beyond Worlds" announcement: https://dmrbooks.com/test-blog/2021/3/25/coming-in-april-worlds-beyond-worlds-the-short-fiction-of-john-r-fultz?rq=fultz
April 04, 2021
Charles Saunders & Imaro
The Rogues battle technical difficulties as they quest to bring honor to the shade of late, great Charles Saunders, father of Sword and Soul! Hark, and heed the words of praise heaped upon his memory. Imaro: https://www.amazon.com/Imaro-Charles-Saunders/dp/1597800368/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1613748203&sr=8-1 Imaro 2: The Quest for Cushhttps://www.amazon.com/Imaro-Quest-Cush-Charles-Saunders/dp/159780066X/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=charles+saunders+imaro&qid=1613748203&sr=8-2 Saunder's Lulu Page, includes Imaro 3: Trail of Bohu and Imaro 4: The Naama War: https://www.lulu.com/search?adult_audience_rating=00&page=1&pageSize=10&q=charles+saunders Nyumbani Tales: https://www.amazon.com/Nyumbani-Tales-Charles-Saunders-ebook/dp/B0711VTRB5/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=charles+saunders+imaro&qid=1613748203&sr=8-3 NY Times article on Saunder's death: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/21/books/charles-saunders-dead.html CBC News article on the life and passing of Saunders: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/charles-r-saunders-obituary-black-journalist-sword-and-sorcery-1.5723704
February 19, 2021
Conan the Barbarian 2011
The Rogues travel across the Hyborian Age with Aquaman in search of the answer to the Riddle of Hair. Together, they will brave orcs, parkour sand mummies, and anime tentacles as they journey to Castle Greyskull. Will you join them on their quest?
January 12, 2021
2020 in Retrospect
The Rogues gather for one last look at all the things they loved and hated about 2020! Terminator RPG: https://www.facebook.com/TheTerminatorRPG/ Cliffhanger Magazine: https://cliffhangermagazine.blogspot.com/ Whetstone Magazine: https://whetstonemag.blogspot.com/ Savage Scrolls: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1683902823/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=sl1&tag=dmrbooks-20&linkId=0483b09485aee5da3f8955d8dea5fe80&language=en_US
December 21, 2020
The Rogues discuss Red Sonya and Red Sonja in their various iterations beginning with Robert E. Howard's historical adventure "Shadow of the Vulture" and ending with the 1985 film by Richard Fleischer.
October 05, 2020
The Rogues wax and wane philosophically (and topically) as they attempt to reconcile Celts, Vikings, and Mongols with the Pop Culture idea of "Barbarians". Citations used: Mongols: https://www.theodysseyonline.com/how-barbaric-were-the-mongols https://phdessay.com/are-mongols-barbarians/ https://www.shoutoutuk.org/2014/11/17/the-mongols-not-the-barbarians-we-were-told/ Vikings: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/truth-vikings-not-smelly-barbarians-3183358 https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26431858 https://www.encyclopedia.com/fashion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/vikings-last-barbarians Celts: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/oct/04/celts-great-torque-snettisham-hoard-british-museum-alice-roberts https://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/celts
August 19, 2020
Pastiche in Sword & Sorcery
The Rogues in the House are together again to discuss Pastiche/Licensed material in the world of Sword and Sorcery while sometimes being distracted by Internet Culture, Superheroes, and the word "Armistice". It's good to be back.
July 08, 2020
Sword & Sorcery Grab Bag
Rogues in the House battles the social distancing blues with another live show. Discussing listener submitted topics, our take on casting King Conan, and some RPG updates! Facebook
April 17, 2020
Villains! (In S&S... and whatever else we think of...)
It has been too long, knaves. We apologize! Coming back strong with a Live Stream Recording, discussing Villains in Sword & Sorcery! We hope everyone is staying safe (and distant). We love and miss you all.
April 03, 2020
Conan the Destroyer (1984 Film)
Need a little more Arnold in your life? Rogues in the House is only too happy to oblige. Embark on the review and discussion of the 1984 S&S classic Conan the Destroyer. Just like the movie, this episode is a winner! Facebook Twitter
December 11, 2019
Join Rogues in the House as they celebrate the show's one year anniversary, talking about one of best things to come to S&S fans in recent times: Genndy Tartakovsky's PRIMAL. Facebook Twitter
November 06, 2019
Rogues in the House is very happy to bring you our discussion on Robert E. Howard's puritan, Solomon Kane. Enjoy our look at stories, movies, games, art and aesthetics all relating to Kane, as well as the character's influence in many other genres you know and love.
October 23, 2019
Monsters in S&S- The Cursed Episode
In this episode, Rogues in the House brings to you an overview of classic monsters in S&S. There were a number of technical difficulties in this one, and so, forevermore this episode shall be known as The Cursed Episode. Through the magic of editing, the episode is smoother than the 2+ hours of recording would have suggested. Enjoy the overview of Monsters in S&S.
October 02, 2019
S&S Primer - Fall 2019
In this episode, the guys dig into a list of up coming S&S content in Fall 2019. Books, Games & TV. Hear whats coming up, and what is the most exciting to us! What are you looking forward to the most this fall?! Rogues in the House Facebook
September 15, 2019
Cosmic Horror in Sword & Sorcery
Grab your blade and prepare to stare down entities of incomprehensible description. Steel your mind against the onset of insanity as Rogues in the House looks at the roots of cosmic horror, and its place and usage in Sword and Sorcery.
August 25, 2019
Metal Musings with Author Michael R. Fletcher
We recruited The most Metal author we could find, Michael R. Fletcher, to tell us about his work and school us on all things metal. Heavy metal and sword&sorcery have always shared themes as well as a fan base. It's high time the Rogues in the House investigated. Ready your speakers, and Up the Irons! Michael R Fletcher Good Reads
August 14, 2019
Spies, Knife Fighters & Archers
Rogues in the House dives into a mock session zero, building sword and sorcery characters for fun. One Spy, one Knife Fighter and one Archer. Can you guess who owns each character? The second half of the podcast is centered around a spirited debate - Plot vs Character.
July 31, 2019
Elric of Melnibone
After a short vacation fueled hiatus Rogues in the House is back with Episode 11. In this Episode the guys dodge swipes from Stormbringer and discuss Elric of Melnibone. Diving into Elric as a character, Michael Moorcock as an author and what the series/character means to the S&S genre.
July 17, 2019
World Building, Sword and Sorcery Style
What does a Sword and Sorcery-centric world look like? How do you build one? The Rogues tackle this topic and more, in Episode 10 of Rogues in the House! Rogues in the House Facebook Page
May 22, 2019
Scott Oden - Author, Novelist & Conan Writer
In Episode 9, author Scott Oden joins the show to discuss his work. Scott is the author of five novels, and several short stories. His Conan novella, Shadow of Vengeance, is being published as a monthly serial in Marvel's Savage Sword of Conan, and another of his Conan stories will be released with the video game, Conan Unconquered. Scott Oden's Amazon Page Scott Oden - Good Reads Rogues in the House Facebook Page
May 08, 2019
Video Games in Sword & Sorcery
In Episode 8, Alex, Logan and Matt discuss the sword and sorcery genre as it is represented in video games. Do video games make for a good medium for S&S? What style games best play up the S&S feel? What are our picks as good S&S games? Tune in to find out!
April 24, 2019
Conan the Barbarian (1982) Part 2
In Episode 7, Logan, Matt and Alex deliver Part 2 of the 1982 film, Conan the Barbarian. Once again, the guys are joined by a very special guest. Sit back, relax and crack open a can of Forge Milk (patent pending - RitH inc.). We hope you enjoy the second half of our deep dive. https://www.facebook.com/RoguesintheHouse ** Note - there is the use of one explicit word. Be warned.
April 10, 2019
Conan the Barbarian (1982) Part 1
In Episode 6, Alex, Matt and Logan engage in Part 1 of a two part deep dive on the 1982 film - Conan the Barbarian. Incredibly, the guys are joined by a very special guest - none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger (as played by Matt). Tune in for a few laughs and a look at the movie that launched a film genre.
March 19, 2019
Ill Met in Lankhmar
In this episode, Rogues in the House takes a look at everyone's Sword and Sorcery duo. The Rogues take a stroll on the mean streets of Lankhmar discussing "Ill Meet in Lankhmar" and the impact Fafhrd and Mouse had on the SnS genre. Note: This was originally recorded as episode 4.5. Due to scheduling, it is being posted as Short Swords episode 5.5.
March 04, 2019
DM Scotty - Crafting & Quest Givers Adventure Modules
Episode 5: Rogues in the House is excited to bring to you the Legendary DM Scotty! A tabletop crafting legend, Scotty is branching out on a new project. Tune in to hear more about that and Scotty's takes on Sword and Sorcery. Also, there might be singing...
February 18, 2019
Chris Lites - Novelist & RPG Author
Episode 4: The guys are very happy to bring you the very first guest on Rogues in the House. Chris Lites, novelist & RPG Writer joins the show to talk about his work with Modiphius' Conan 2d20 RPG and his upcoming work with Perilous Worlds. In this supersized episode, Chris shares his thoughts on the genre, a few stories and experiences and hints of what is to come.
February 05, 2019
More Armor Talk, Mailbags and GUNS?!
On the birthday of Robert E. Howard, Rogues in the House bring you a new "Short Swords" episode. Alex, Matt and Logan dive into the RitH mailbag to discuss guns in Sword and Sorcery, A second helping of the armor debate, some funny voices and a few personal anecdotes.
January 22, 2019
Fur Diapers, Chainmail Bikinis & Armor Aesthetics in S&S
In Episode 3, Matt, Logan and Alex discuss the tropes, function and potential pitfalls of armor in sword and sorcery - namely the "fur diaper" and the "chainmail bikini". The guys weigh in, and take community feedback on the subject.
January 06, 2019
Tech Level in S&S Mediums
Logan, Matt and Alex bring you Episode 2.5 - a half-cast! The series henceforth known as "ShortSwords" gives you a quick fix in about half the time as a full episode. In this episode, the guys talk a little more about the tech level they like most in Sword and Sorcery, and at the gaming table!
December 18, 2018
S&S in Tabletop Games
Rogues in the House returns for Episode 2, where we take a look at Sword and Sorcery in the context of table top games - specifically RPG's. Touching upon D&D 5e, Savage Worlds, Conan 2d20 and RPG's in general; we discuss mechanics, and flavor needed to bring that SnS feel to your game!
December 01, 2018
Rogues in the House - The First Episode
Matt, Alex and Logan explore what Sword and Sorcery is as a genre, where they discovered it and why they love it. Ale is swilled, heads roll and Logan shows how far behind on the Cromcast he is. https://www.facebook.com/RoguesintheHouse
November 13, 2018