The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #36: A Conversation with Author George Sirois

Episode #36: A Conversation with Author George Sirois – 80s Nostalgia, WWE, Superheroes, and More

Get ready for a mammoth episode – this is 70+ minutes of audio footage featuring author George Sirois!  We covered a ton of material, including tons of 80s trivia, like:

80s Hits Stripped – acoustic versions of 80s songs covered by the artists themselves (links to youtube)

Stan Bush’s “The Touch” (listen for clips in the podcast!)

The Transformers Movie 30th Anniversary

-The Undertaker – remember this guy?

This was a great conversation that could have easily have gone an additional hour.  We also had a chance amid the 80s nostalgia to discuss George’s books:


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Abduction. Betrayal. Conspiracies. Murder. Welcome to the future of Sports Entertainment!

Out of work. Out of insurance. Out of options. All Stephen Barker wants is to provide a better life for his wife and child, and his only answer is to become a star in the last remaining sport in America, the Gladiatorial Combat League. But while Stephen’s intentions are noble, he has no idea that the GCL is becoming more and more corrupt behind the scenes.
The current World Champion, Kyle Flyte, is forced to deal with constant rule changes proposed by the head booker Vornakai, including the use of weapons in the ring. But Vornakai is keeping his latest plan to usurp the championship a secret from everyone. If it works, it will turn an ordinary man into a weapon to tear through the GCL ranks. All he needs is a test subject.
Someone like Stephen.


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Put down the pen. Pick up the sword. Unleash the hero within.

Created by high school senior Matthew Peters, Excelsior – savior of faraway planet Denab IV – is becoming an Internet sensation as the main character of a popular online comic strip. But before Matthew can enjoy his burgeoning success, a beautiful older woman arrives at his school and tells him that not only is she from the planet Denab IV, but that Excelsior’s lifeforce lives within him.

Now, with Excelsior’s old enemies regaining strength, Matthew realizes he is the key to Earth’s survival and Denab IV’s salvation, and he has an opportunity that he never thought possible, to become his greatest creation. . .

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George, it was a blast!  Looking forward to hearing more about the Excelsior audiobook when it officially releases.  Hopefully, we can have you back on to talk more in the future!

Thanks for listening!


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