"Smith has a singular vision and a unique voice that's equal parts Jim Butcher and Gary Gygax.

What he writes is weird, in the best possible meaning of the word."

- Scott A. Johnson,  Author, An American Haunting

IN MEDIA: Videos and Links to Podcast Episodes

The Writing Easy Podcast, Ep 91


Aired May 7, 2021


Hosted by Mary Mascari and Melissa Long! They say everything old becomes new again, and that is certainly true with radio plays turned podcasts. Our guest today is Jay Smith, an amazingly talented writer and producer of multiple audio dramas. He explains how to get started in narrative podcasting including, the difference between writing fiction and writing audios, telling serialized stories, and collaborating with actors and crew. Referenced: "Bombs Always Beep" by Kc Wayland

Episode 92 continues the conversation and can be heard HERE

Defense Against the Dark Arts: Fandom Trolls and How to Vanquish Them


Streamed Live February 21, 2021 @ Farpoint 2021


A panel to help con-goers avoid, confront, and dispatch misogynist trolls and their ilk. In this panel, we will dismiss certain myths regarding fandom's accepted DNA, who should be allowed to participate and what the acceptable role of women in fandom should be. We will also cover classy ways to combat the ignorant and grow better fan communities. Panelists: Kathleen David, Don Sakers, Jay Smith

Storytelling with New Technology


Streamed Live February 21, 2021 @ Farpoint 2021


A discussion of how to use podcasting and other new media to tell your stories. Panelists: Gregory A. Wilson, Jay Smith, Nathan Schell

Podcasting on the Cheap


Streamed Live May 28, 2021 @ Balticon 55


Podcasting on the Cheap Podcasting requires the use of specialized hardware and software, but starting your podcast doesn't have to break the bank. Come learn about the best tools you can assemble on a budget, where to find free-to-use content, and production techniques you can use to make even the cheapest gear sound good. Panelists: Doc Coleman (moderator), Hugh J. O'Donnell, Jay Smith, Keith Hughes, Wendy Van Camp

Generational Changes in the Meaning of Fandom


Streamed Live May 29, 2021 @ Balticon 55


In just a couple decades, SFF has gone from subculture to the mainstream. How does this change the ways we consume, produce, and discuss SFF? How does this add another challenge to fans trying to communicate across generations? Panelists: Gail Z. Martin (moderator), Daniel M. Kimmel, Jay Smith, Alyssa Winans - Artist GoH

Bad Movie Adaptations


Streamed Live May 28, 2021 @ Balticon 55


Sometimes there are reasonable changes to a work when it's adapted to the big screen, but sometimes you just want to shake the screenwriter and ask "What were you thinking?!" Come delight in the terrible adaptations of our favorite genre works. Panelists: D.H. Aire (moderator), Daniel M. Kimmel, Jay Smith, Seanan McGuire - GoH

Talk of the Tavern


Streamed Live on Twitch, May 17, 2018


Join Jay as he spends two quality hours in pub conversation with Andrea and Travis.  They talk audio drama, Buck Rogers, HR, gaming, virtual worlds, Jay's books, and ...the weather?

Parsec Award Ceremony


Streamed live on Sept 5, 2011 from DragonCon 2011


A totaly unexpected win for HG World over some amazing talents.

Award accepted by Scott Pigg and Bryan Lincoln.

Podcasting Authors Roundtable


Streamed live on Aug 30, 2014 from DragonCon 2014


Join a roundtable discussion of working writers who utilize podcasting to distribute and promote their work.
Guests: Bobby Nash, Scott Sigler, Pamela Gay, Jay Smith, and Michael Stackpole



A sampler of shows talking about writing and audio drama.


Photos taken by Missy Wydra

Sci Fi Diner Episode 167 - Jay Interviews Dan Aykroyd

Join Jay as he talks about his favorite movie, its sequel, cartoons, and the reboot with smarter people than he...

USA Today Bestselling Author Virginia Nelson
Author, Educator, and Paranormal Investigator Scott A Johnson
Horror Author Chris Phillips
and National Bestselling Author Heather Long

Award-winning SF/F author Keith R A DeCandido
Podcaster, Audio Producer, and Voice Actor Dave Robison
Author, lecturer, and Riot Grrrl K.P. Kulski
Urban Fantasy author K.W. Taylor


Ivo Shandor‘s ghost appears courtesy of a Level 5 EM binding shell.

Music and sound copyright Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Banner created by John Drew

The Batcave Podcast w/John S. Drew

Episode 8 - True or False-Face/Holy Rat Race (False Face)

Episode 23 - The Greatest Mother of Them All (Ma Barker)

Episode 31 - Come Back Shame/It's How You Play the Game (Shame)

Episode 48 - Batgirl Pilot Episode

Episode 49 - Enter Batgirl/Exit Penguin (Penguin)


The Chronic Rift

Roundtable Discussion - Ghostbusters (w/ Marc Scott Zicree)

Spotlight - Interview


The SciFi Diner

Farpoint 2015 "Live" with Scott, Miles, and M.

Episode 195 - HG World & Hidden Harbor talk with Scott

Madame Perry's Salon

Jay talks to Madame Perry on her show in 2017 and again in 2018.


The Tao of Tech w/ Mark Prestash

Episode 7 - Interview during early phase of HG World.


Pros & Cons

Talking conventions, audio drama and fun with Jonah Knight and Mikey Mason

The Sonic Society

The Sonic Society features Jay, Bryan Lincoln, and episodes of Hidden Harbor Mysteries!