Journalist We're Fred and John from CREEM. We just relaunched America's only rock 'n' magazine and we put all the back issues from 1969-1989 on the internet. Ask us anything about CREEM, the current state of rock, and why radio bands sucks.
In 1969, CREEM was launched in Detroit as a raw, unfiltered, unapologetic rock ‘n’ roll magazine, and ushered in a new era of raucous, participatory journalism. For two decades, the magazine broke barriers, rattled cages, and connected people to music in a way that has never been replicated. It launched writers like Lester Bangs, Patti Smith, Cameron Crowe, Jaan Uhelzski, Greil Marcus, David Marsh, and more.
After a cool 33-year hiatus, CREEM has once again risen from the ashes to move the focus of music journalism back where it belongs — on the fans. As much as we love musicians, we don’t care for the corporate music machine. We don’t work for the industry, we work for you. And when was the last time you had any fun reading about music? Subscribe to CREEM today.
Author I am Max Florschutz, author of Science-Fiction and Fantasy, back again to celebrate the launch of my latest book, Starforge!
EDIT: All right guys, we're closing up shop. Thanks for all your questions today, and be sure to enjoy Starforge when it drops tomorrow! The trilogy is complete at last!
Who am I? Hello again Reddit! As you may have gathered from the title, I am Max Florschutz, author of Science-Fiction and Fantasy novels, here to celebrate tomorrow's launch of the ninth book to bear my name and the conclusion to an epic Sci-Fi trilogy: Starforge! I'll be answering questions until about 5 PM MST!
That's the short of it. The long of it? Well, I'm still an author of Science-Fiction and Fantasy, so that doesn't change. But I'll give you a bit more backstory. My first book, One Drink, was published in 2013, making next year the ten-year anniversary of my career as an author. It was followed a short time later by a sequel, Dead Silver, and from there by numerous other books, including Colony, the first book in the UNSEC Space Trilogy that will reach its titanic conclusion when Starforge releases tomorrow!
I'm also known for running Being a Better Writer, a weekly writing guide answering all sorts of common questions about writing (and if you ask a common writing how-to question, I may just drop you a link) each Monday on my website. You can also check out that site (Unusual Things) for writing samples, free stuff, and preview chapters of each of my books.
My Proof: Obligatory website link!
Full list of books so far, in publication order:
Unusual Events: A "Short" Story Collection
Colony (UNSEC Space 1)
Shadow of an Empire
Jungle (UNSEC Space 2)
A Dragon and Her Girl (Anthology collection - Featured Author)
Axtara - Banking and Finance
Starforge (UNSEC Space 3)
Again, I'll be answering questions until about 5 PM. So bring 'em on!
Crosspost [Crosspost] AMA with Barry Lyga, author of 27 novels in a variety of genres including the NYT bestselling I HUNT KILLERS trilogy, BOY TOY (named one of the 50 Best YA novels of All Time by Booklist), a six-book FLASH series, and the origin of Thanos, happening now in r/Books!
Crosspost [crosspost/ r/Kiiroo] Sex Tech company Kiiroo is back with another AMA, this time we have our CEO, Toon Timmermans. Ask me anything!
“A bit about us: Kiiroo specializes in producing high-end interactive pleasure products (AKA teledildonics) that mimic intimacy through the internet, from anywhere in the world using our esteemed interactive technology. You can check out our products & technology on Kiiroo.com
We had an awesome time answering your questions on Friday on our AMA. Thank you for everyone that participated, left questions, signed up for our tester program and dm’d us! Kiiroo is a community oriented brand, and you’re always welcome to join our subreddits r/Kiiroo and r/Feelstars, as well as our Discord server.
To say thank to all of you, we have our CEO Toon Timmermans today with us to answer all your remaining questions.
We’re still running our Black Friday sales with up to 70% off on our website and we’re offering an extra 15% using the code: CEO15. Don’t forget to choose your free gift at checkout!”
Author I'm Ananyo Bhattacharya, author of 'The Man from the Future', about Hungarian-American mathematical genius John von Neumann. AMA!
FINAL UPDATE: Stormed through a few more questions! I'm signing off now. I've lurked and submitted stories to Reddit for around a decade and the questions didn't disappoint. Hope you enjoy the book should you decide to get hold of a copy! Thank you all and enjoy the rest of your holiday!
UPDATE: Thanks Reddit! I'm going to turn in now. Happy Thanksgiving for tomorrow if you're in the US. I'll try to answer any remaining questions tomorrow while you're tucking into roast turkey or whatever you're doing! You can find me on Twitter (https://twitter.com/Ananyo) (for now at least).
Hi Reddit! I’ve been a science journalist for almost two decades but 'The Man from the Future’' is my first book—and it’s now an Amazon science book of the year! I first came across JVN during a high school computer science class. We were learning about the von Neumann architecture, the standard design for almost all computers today. But his name’s come up repeatedly since then—even more so recently and in wildly different contexts. I knew right from the get-go I didn’t want to write a standard biography. Instead, I focus on his ideas, which helped seed the modern world. So please do ask me about Johnny, math, science journalism, writing books or pretty much anything. Cheers! Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ananyo PROOF: https://imgur.com/oW6jEpi
Proof: Here's my proof!
Business Hi, I´m Etienne Sadek, writer and CEO of the SadWolf book publishing company. Ask me anything
Science I am a condensed matter physicist who shows that the world around us is magic, and that you can be a wizard too. Ask me anything.
I am Felix Flicker, a condensed matter physicist who believes this science can show us magick in the world around us, with a sprinkling of influence from Ursula K Le Guin, Philip Pullman and Douglas Adams.
The modern term for wizardry is condensed matter physics. It is the study of the world around us - the states of matter and how they emerge from the quantum realm. Thanks to its practical magic we can make lasers which cut through solid metal, trains which hover in mid-air, and crystals which light our homes. It is one of the best-kept secrets in science.
My book, The Magick of Matter will revolutionise what you know about physics and reality. Ask me anything about: • superconductors • quantum computers • crystals • particles which cannot exist outside of crystals • emergence • the four elements • why there are really an infinite number of states of matter, not four • magic, both real and forbidden • spells you can cast yourself
I am a lecturer at the School of Physics and Astronomy at Cardiff University. I hold a masters in Theoretical Physics from the Perimeter Institute — which I attended during Stephen Hawking's tenure — and a PhD from the University of Bristol. I am the author of The Magick of Matter.
Proof: Here's my proof!
Edit: Thank you for all the fantastic questions. I need to go and cook dinner now, then I'm off to the pub to play Mahjong. But I'll check back in a few days.
Science I am Heather Hansen, OSU-trained cognitive psychology researcher and doctoral candidate studying why people react so negatively to certain sounds (Misophonia). AMA!
[TW: specific misophonia triggers will be discussed in this post]
Hi! I’m a graduate student at The Ohio State University. I both have and study a lesser-known condition called Misophonia.
A new consensus definition of Misophonia describes it as “a disorder of decreased tolerance to specific sounds or stimuli associated with such sounds, [which] are experienced as unpleasant or distressing and tend to evoke strong negative emotional, physiological, and behavioral responses that are not seen in most other people.” Feel like you want to scream when someone is chewing food or clicking a pen? That’s this!
I’ve published work showing the wide variety of sounds that can be bothersome in misophonia. Recently, I’ve demonstrated underlying brain differences in how certain regions are connected – challenging current views and providing a foundation for future research. You can check that out (as well as a plethora of recent research on the condition) here!
Ask me anything about misophonia!
Proof: Here's my proof!
Edit1: Thanks for all these questions! Taking a break before I leave for a meeting, but I'll be back to answer more later :)
Edit2: This has been super fun, thanks everyone! I think I'm off for the night, but I may or may not pop back in in the next day or two...
Author I am Haylee Justine, a six figure ghostwriter who works with literary agents, traditional publishers, and celeb clients. AMA!
I've been a ghostwriter for nearly a decade now and have written over fifty books in both fiction and non-fiction. I've collaborated with literary agents, traditional publishers, celebrity clients, and am affiliated with a variety of ghostwriting marketplaces and agencies. I was recently featured in NPR for my work with famous clients, which I'll link below. I've got a tiktok account where I talk shop about ghostwriting @glittering_ghostwriter and I recently set up a subreddit for those interested in the industry r/ghostwritingguide
In addition to the obvious service of ghostwriting books, I also design plots, do line and developmental edits, and book doctor finished manuscripts. Obviously I can't share everything about my job considering I sign a lot of NDAs. But I'm happy to shed some light on what is normally a very mysterious industry! https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2022/09/21/celebrity-memoir-ghostwriters
Proof: Here's my proof!
Business We are editors at Buy Side, a new site dedicated to smart shopping and financial decisions from The Wall Street Journal. Ask us anything!
We’re Ian Salisbury, money editor, and Betsy Goldberg, editorial director, at Buy Side from WSJ, the new affiliate site separate from the newsroom providing buying advice on products and services. Ask us anything about gifting, tipping and spending during the holiday season.
We are Buy Side from The Wall Street Journal. Our goal is to help you make smart decisions in your financial life—on everything from buying the right headphones and home decor to getting your first mortgage. You can check out our website at: www.wsj.com/buyside.
We are here to talk about what products we love—and why. Ask us about gifting, tipping and spending during the holiday season and more.
We are also happy to discuss how our site works. We provide recommendations based on a combination of reporting, research and hands-on testing. (Like Wirecutter and Nerdwallet we make money when you click on products we recommend. We have a separate content team from the WSJ newsroom. Our recommendations are not influenced by commissions we may earn.)
Specialized Profession I am a Game Designer / Project lead who spent the last 2 years building brain trauma rehabilitation software for Norway's largest specialist hospital. AMA :>
Edit: Thank you everyone that has attended, read and sent me heart-warming messages. It's been a blast to do AMA here. I hope that my replies inspire or gave food for thought!
Until Next time :) Feel free to add me / DM on https://twitter.com/eztheory if you want to have a chat or got a question :)
I am Ezekiel Hauge , a game designer from Norway.
For the last 2-3 years I've pitched, planned and executed plan to create a brain trauma rehabilitation VR software for patients. We've tested it on over 25 brain stroke patients with various degrees of severity. "Sunnaas Specialist Hospital" has been our partner in the project together with "LHL Hjerneslag" and "Dam Foundation" who funded it.
I am the deputy chairperson to NONEDA - an interest organisation for game development companies in Norway. And I am currently working on a free graphic stress test tool that's available on Steam (Ezbench Benchmark).
I will be answering this AMA tonight from 22:00CET to 24:00 (19th November) - And for the next two days to the best of my ability.
Also ask me about:
Brain Trauma Rehabilitation
Games, Accessibility and ethics
Politics Louis Rossman and iFixit here, making it legal for you to fix your own damn stuff. We passed a bill in New York but the Governor hasn't signed it yet. AMA.
Who we are:
- kwiens: Kyle Wiens, founder of iFixit, the free repair guide for everything
- larossmann: Louis Rossmann, angry man on the internet
- Clinton the cat
We're here to talk about your right to repair everything you own.
Gadgets are increasingly locked down and hard to fix, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Big money lobbyists have been taking away our freedoms, and it's time to fight back. We should have the right to fix our stuff! Right to repair laws can make that happen.
We’ve been working for years on this, and this year the New York legislature overwhelmingly passed our electronics repair bill, 147-2. But if Governor Hochul doesn’t sign it by December 31, we have to start all over.
Consumer Reports is calling for the Governor to pass it. Let’s get it done!
We need your help! Tweet at @GovKathyHochul and ask her to sign the Right to Repair bill! Bonus points if you include a photo of yourself or something broken.
Here’s a handy non-Twitter petition if you're in New York: https://act.consumerreports.org/pd25YUm
Let’s also talk about:
- Copyright and section 1201 of the DMCA and why it sucks
- Electronics repair tips
- Can a hundred tiny ducks fix a horse sized duck
- Or anything else you want to chat about
My Proof: Twitter
If you'd rather watch batteries blow up instead of reading this, we are happy to oblige.
Crosspost [crosspost/ r/colorado] I’m Daniel Bishop. I’m the keeper of Bishop’s Castle in Colorado, a homemade castle built entirely by my father Jim Bishop over 53 years. AMA
Medical I'm Dr Joseph Davis, Medical Director at Cayman Fertility Center. AMA about fertility, reproduction or IVF treatment.
Hi! I'm Dr Joseph Davis. I am one of the worlds leading experts on fertility care. I attended Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and spent most of my professional life in New York. Being dual board certified in both Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility gives me a deep understanding of women's health issues and advancements in the field of reproductive medicine.
I am the Medical Director of Cayman Fertility Center and former RESOLVE Physician council member. I'm also a trustee for Women With Endometriosis, a charity increasing education for young women in the U.K.
AMA about fertility, reproduction, advancements in fertility treatment and general IVF.
Proof: Here's my proof!
Update: Thanks everyone for the questions! I am signing off for now but keep the questions coming and I'll check back to respond!
Academic I'm John Swierk, assistant professor of Chemistry at Binghamton University, State University of New York. My team and I are working to understand the molecular composition of tattoo inks to provide a broader understanding to artists and consumers. AMA!
Hello all, I've been studying the photochemistry of tattoos - my team has been investigating the particle size and molecular composition of tattoo pigments using Raman spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and electron microscopy. Currently, we're in the process of analyzing popular tattoo ink brands - the resultant information will be collated and added to the website "What's in My Ink". As of now, we've confirmed the presence of ingredients that aren’t listed on some labels. For example, 23 out of 56 different inks analyzed to date suggest the presence of an azo-containing dye. Although many azo pigments do not cause health concerns when they are chemically intact, bacteria or ultraviolet light can degrade these into another nitrogen-based compound that is a potential carcinogen.
In August 2022, my work was featured in Interesting Engineering, and the publication helped organize this AMA session. Ask me anything about what goes into tattoo inks and how one can make informed decisions before getting a tattoo, and understand the accuracy of the provided information.
2 pm EST: Thanks everyone for participating and for the questions! Unfortunately, I have to run to a meeting but I enjoyed getting to share a little bit about our work. -JRS
Crosspost [Crosspost] Derek Jenkins (SVP of Design and Brand at Lucid Motors) is doing an AMA TODAY (11/18/2022) over at /r/LUCID beginning at 10:30 AM PT. Join in to ask him anything about automotive design, EVs, anything!
From Derek's initial announcement:
"I’m Derek Jenkins, Senior Vice President of Design and Brand at Lucid Motors. I have a tremendous passion for automotive design and have spent the past two decades designing vehicles for iconic brands including Audi, Volkswagen, and Mazda. I’m particularly proud of my latest creation, Lucid Air from Lucid Motors.
At Lucid, we’re looking to accelerate the shift to sustainable mobility, and I’m delighted to be able to contribute my passion and energy to this critical mission.
Please join me on November 18th from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm PT in the r/LUCID subreddit and I’ll do my best to answer all of your questions during this Ask Me Anything event. "
Crosspost [crosspost/ r/music] I'm KT Tunstall a Singer/Songwriter from Scotland. I’ve sold 6 million records there or thereabouts, moved continents, lost my hearing, started writing Musicals, and found sisters I never knew I had. AMA!
Crime / Justice I'm Gilbert King, a Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative author & host of the podcast Bone Valley. My co-host/assistant, Kelsey, and I have been investigating the murder of Michelle Schofield. We believe her husband was wrongfully convicted. Ask us anything.
UPDATE: It's been great answering all of your questions! For those asking how they can help, please sign the petition. By signing, we will be able to update you on any efforts Leo's legal team is making, and ways that you can support those efforts. Please follow @ lavaforgood, @ gilbert_king, and @ kelseydecker on Twitter for more updates, and subscribe to the Bone Valley podcast for any new episodes that may come in the future, updating you all on Leo's case. We are grateful for your support and your willingness to share Leo's story and bring Michelle closer to justice. Thank you!
In 1987, 21-year-old guitarist Leo Schofield was pursuing his rockstar dreams when his 18-year-old wife Michelle was found dead in a phosphate mining pit in Lakeland, Florida. Two years later, Leo was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the murder—a crime he has always denied.
Fifteen years into his sentence, Leo learned that previously unidentified fingerprints from Michelle's car have pointed to a new suspect: Jeremy Scott. At the time of the crime, Jeremy was a homeless teenager, with an extensive history of violence. Now, Jeremy is serving his own life sentence for a different murder—and he's recently given a detailed confession to the murder of Michelle Schofield. Yet Leo Schofield remains behind bars.
Kelsey and I have worked tirelessly on this case for years. Our findings are featured in the Bone Valley podcast, where we interview both Leo and Jeremy, and where we inadvertently solve a second, decades-old cold murder case.
Ask us anything.
Proof: Here's my proof!
Actor / Entertainer Chloe Traicos who plays Gloria Freeman on The Righteous Gemstones would love to talk to you all about the show
Hi there Chloe Traicos here I play Gloria Freeman on The Righteous Gemstones. Here to talk about The Righteous Gemstones and my other job - Making independent films on tiny budgets. My last film " Introducing Jodea" was shot on 30K and is selling really well. It was ranked second on Apple TV and has won over 20 awards. To make a good film all you need is a committed cast and crew who know how to do the best possible job on a minimal budget. Happy to answer any questions you may have on The Righteous Gemstones or independent film making.
Proof: Here's my proof!
Crosspost [Crosspost] AMA in r/Books with authorTaffy Brodesser-Akner of the novel "Fleishman Is in Trouble" as well as showrunner of the new attendant FX/Hulu limited series adaptation by the same name!
Crosspost [Crosspost] Cat Blackard, Showrunner of The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program - the award-winning historical fiction horror-comedy podcast that combines collaborative storytelling with scripted, cinematic audio drama is doing an AMA in r/audiodrama
Restaurant All Things Kitchen; Knives, Cookware, and Cooking - AMA with Well Seasoned Chef Mike Garaghty
Edit: Thanks again everyone! We'll have to do this again some time. Come hang with me anytime to talk all things kitchen at Curated!
Edit: Thanks so much for all these questions! I've had a blast! I'm going to be checking in on thread and I'll come back tomorrow at 11am CST to answer some more. In the meantime you can find me on Curated and we can hang and I can help you find whatever upgrades or missing pieces you need in your kitchen! Peace!
Hey Reddit! I'm Michael Garaghty, I have worked in the hospitality industry for over 25 years, started as a dishwasher, then line cook, then Sous Chef, and finally Executive Chef. Then I moved on to own a restaurant and catering company. For the rest of my career I was an Executive Chef and Brand Ambassador for a German knife company. I traveled around the country teaching knife skill classes, cooking classes and did demos on stage at food and wine festivals.
Now I am so happy to be using my knowledge to connect with people to find the cutlery and cookware that is just right for them as an expert at Curated.com. I'll be hosting an AMA today, November 15th @ 11am CST and we can hone in on all of your cutlery and cookware questions.
My favorite part of my job is sharing my knowledge so that people understand how to use the different tools of the kitchen, so the time they spend cooking goes from boohoo 😱 to YAHOO 🙌🏼
Ask me anything about...finding the perfect knife, cookware materials, chopping techniques, home kitchens, commercial kitchens, what it's like to work in a restaurant, catering, hotel, BBQ, brisket, and ribs!
Talk to you at 11 AM CST! You can check out my profile here in the meantime - Curated