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Keith is an author, podcaster, and teacher whose personal vision statement is to develop and inspire global changemakers by connecting humanity and cultures through education, technology, and story. As an author, he has written two books, one non-fiction called The Tower of Babbling, and the other, a novel. He is currently adapting the novel, Cereus & Limnic, into an audio drama podcast. He is also a volunteer biographer for The Price of Freedom Foundation, where he writes biographies for the families of fallen servicemembers. ...Read More

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H.A.C. (Hayden Academy Collective) Studios My name is Keith Hayden, the creator of H.A.C. (Hayden Academy Collective) Studios.

My goal through all of my work is to help develop global changemakers by connecting humanity and cultures through education, technology, and story. HAC Studios is one of the vehicles I use to execute this vision.

I accomplish my goal through my writing: fiction, non-fiction, and biographical.

Teaching with empathy through various mediums including but not limited to podcasts, video, audio, social media, blockchain, and web3 platforms.

And by fearlessly creating music, ideas, and systems that will hopefully help push the whole of human society forward.

There are few problems that we can't overcome by learning and listening. Two things we could all do a better job with.

I hope you find something useful, entertaining, or enlightening throughout the playlists on my station.
Podcasts | These Fantastic Worlds Ten minute tales: gothic landscapes, dystopia, dark fantasy, myths and space opera: pure science fiction and fantasy. These Fantastic Worlds features short stories and microfiction by Jake Jackson.
The New Yorker: Fiction A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
The Brit Lit Podcast A fortnightly show about news and views from the world of British books and publishing
Simon Mayo's Books Of The Year Simon Mayo and Matt Williams invite the world's finest authors in for a chat.
The Book Review The world's top authors and critics join host John Williams and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week's top books, what we're reading and what's going on in the literary world.

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How to Write a Military Biography - HAC Studios Describes the process and progress from writing a military biography H.A.C. (Hayden Academy Collective) Studios
Authors Interviews with authors of books relating to the criminal justice system Crime Redefined Podcast
Best of Books and Audio Stories on Vurbl The playlist curated by author and podcaster Keith Hayden, contains popular and up and coming storytellers. It currently features works by Jules Verne, audio fiction from many podcasts such as These Fantastic Worlds, The Black Tapes, CBS Radio Broadcasts and more!

Sit back relax and enjoy a few stories.
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H.A.C. Studios - Reading Thoughts Insights, thoughts, and inspirations from books that I'm reading H.A.C. (Hayden Academy Collective) Studios
Best Classic Books For Adults On Vurbl From the vast worlds of the Victorian era to the great American novels of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, expand your literary vocabulary with this curated playlist of the best classic books for adults, including some of the most iconic and well-regarded works that literature has to offer. Listen now! Vurbl Classic Audiobook Picks
Vurbl’s Book Club: The Latest On Lit Listen in weekly as we pick some of the most in-depth, analytical, and honest book reviews and literary discussions here. From literary fiction classics, science-fiction, romance, and more, listen in to these book club talks to reflect on your own reading or discover books to add to your "to read" list. So curl up, listen in, and explore the world of books! Vurbl Classic Audiobook Picks
Ruan Willow's Erotic Audiobooks All of the podcast episodes in one place that contain snippets and excerpts of the erotic audiobooks Ruan Willow has narrated. They are sexy hot steamy lush stories which span the topics of a sexy western, male/female erotic stories, lesbian stories, multiple partner stories, Giantess/Goddess Macrophilia and Microphilia fetishes, and more! Oh F*ck Yeah with Ruan Willow
Erotica Excerpts From Erotica Authors This playlist is to showcase all the erotic excerpts Ruan has featured on her podcast. They range in topics from lesbian and bisexual scenes, male/female interactions, BDSM, fantasy, multiple partners, and many other sexual scenarios and sexual relationships. A playlist to sample and find new amazing sexy steamy works of fiction by erotic fiction writers and authors. Oh F*ck Yeah with Ruan Willow
Phillip's Guest Appearances I've been on a few shows, and here they are!
Worst Bestsellers (book talk, about "The Dark Knight Returns")
Reels of Justice (movie courtroom show, where I defend "Escape from LA")
The Cozy Sleuth (author chat show)
Escape from New York Minute (another movies-by-minute show where I talk about the "Escape From LA" prequel)
Bat-Minute Forever (ANOTHER movies by minute show, talking 'Batman Forever')
Knives Out Minute (you get it, but this time about the Rian Johnson mystery film).
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Tap dancing Twizzlers, cockroach warriors, and fairy tales! Oh my! Two collections of short stories, both alike in playfulness in our fair podcast. The first is with Gwen Kirby whose debut collection of short stories is called, hilariously, Shit Cassandra Saw. It ranges from radioactive cockroaches to tapdancing Twizzlers. Kirby told NPR's Mary Louise Kelly that writing this book was a cathartic experience. The second interview is with Helen Oyeyemi about her collection of short stories, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours. The stories are fairy tales, though not traditional ones. Oyeyemi told NPR's Steve Inskeep that she likes fairy tales because they endure.
In 'All Adults Here,' family is messy Author Emma Straub has written a book about family dynamics and the mess and love that comes with them in All Adults Here. It's no secret that families are complicated. Straub argues a lot of our familial relationships are watching each other grow up and whether or not you allow those you love to grow and change. She told NPR's Scott Simon though that even the bits that aren't perfect are worth loving.
June 29, 2022 -- Watson's Pension Dominates Summer? This week we hear from the John H. Watson Society, who would clearly rather talk about Watson's army pension than his summer beach parties. Bull Pup Buck gives us a final, authoritative answer about Watson running with a wounded leg. Bull Pup Maddie decides a certain unpopped pea fan's sporty potential. And Bull Pup Roxie poetically chases the Hound. All this and the necessary ten percent cut for the Literary Agent, as always, the Colonel Tom Parker of Watson's Elvis-like literary stardom. (Disclaimer: Neither Parker nor Presley are mentioned in this episode. Move along.)
Writing With Artificial Intelligence With Andrew Mayne What is GPT-3 and how can writers use it responsibly as part of their creative process? How can we approach AI tools with curiosity, rather than fear? Thriller author Andrew Mayne talks about these aspects and more.

In the intro, I mention the discussion about whether Google’s language model, LaMDA, could be sentient [The Verge]; and the Alliance of Independent Authors Ethical Usage of AI tools.

If you'd like to know more about using AI for writing, images, marketing, voice, translation, and more, check out my course, The AI-Assisted Author.

Andrew Mayne is the multi-award-nominated and internationally best-selling author of thrillers. He's also a magician, a magic consultant, and the author of over 50 books on magic. He invented an underwater stealth suit for shark diving, and he works with OpenAI as a science communicator. He also has books for authors, including, ‘How to Write a Novella in 24 hours,' and a co-hosts the podcast ‘Weird Things.'

Show notes:

* How Andrew got into AI and first used a vision model for his shark suit* What is GPT-3 and what is DALL-E? (You can find out more on* How writers can use GPT-3 as an amplifier, and how to prompt it to get an effective response, as well as the different applications* Approaching AI with an attitude of curiosity, rather than fear* What is ‘AI-assisted' and why we should label AI-generated words and art* Ways to address the lack of diversity and bias in AI models

You can find Andrew at and his blog here which includes articles on using GPT-3. You can find GPT-3 on You can also follow Andrew on Twitter @andrewmayne

There are many tools built on top of GPT-3. Here's my list of AI writing tools. I use and recommend Sudowrite for fiction, in particular.

Transcript of Interview with Andrew Mayne

Joanna: Andrew Mayne is the multi-award-nominated and internationally best-selling author of thrillers. He's also a magician, a magic consultant, and author of over 50 books on magic. He invented an underwater stealth suit for shark diving, and he works with OpenAI as a science communicator. He also has books for authors, including, ‘How to Write a Novella in 24 hours,' and a co-hosts the podcast ‘Weird Things.' So, welcome to the show, Andrew.

Andrew: Hey, thank you for having me.

Joanna: Oh, you do so many things. But we are actually going to talk about AI today. But I wanted to first ask you:

With your background in magic, and also creativity, how did you become interested in AI?
Ep. 67: "The Lighthouse" by Edgar Allan Poe How many ways can you die in a lighthouse? Did you know Poe died from delirium tremens, heart disease, epilepsy, syphilis, meningeal inflammation, cholera, carbon monoxide poisoning, and/or rabies? I ask you now, how is this possible? Did Poe fake his death? Is he still in The Lighthouse?? Find out now in Genre Ep. 67.
Honey Sky Bed Song, by Susan Griffin From "What Her Body Thought"
Tracing the Banks of Rivers, author unknown painting by William Raymon Sylvester
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