Chatting with...Me?!

On Episode 70 of The Martin Lastrapes Show Podcast Hour, blogger, expert shopper, and podcaster Chanel Chakko filled in as guest host and her guest! 

Here are a few of the topics we talked about:

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Being creative as a kid
  • The benefits of community college
  • A few of my favorite authors, including:
    • Tom Robbins
    • Michael Chabon
    • Jasper Fforde
    • Chuck Palahniuk
  • The Vampire, the Hunter, and the Girl
  • The new novel I'm writing

Chanel usually fills the role of occasional co-host on the show, but this was her first time hosting the show and she did an outstanding job! In her opening monologue, Chanel talked about her new favorite comic book, iZombie, which she discovered after watching the TV show on the CW (well, technically she watches it on Hulu). She also spent time gushing over my new novel, The Vampire, the Hunter, and the Girl, which, for me, was one of the high points of the episode.

Chanel Chakko

She loves movies, music, TV, professional wrestling, mixed-martial arts, and comic books amongst other awesome stuff. Growing up, Chanel often rooted for the villains in Disney films, because they had better clothes and were way more interesting than the princesses. 

Chanel loves most anything dark and surreal, cultivating a love for movies and TV shows such as Labyrinth, Beetlejuice, The Munsters and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She also loves art and artists such as Glenn Arther and Handiedan. As an avid reader and lover of books Chanel enjoys most anything by Tom Robbins, Neil Gaiman, and, of course, Martin Lastrapes.  

As a fashion lover, Chanel has cultivated a unique appreciation for the more “costume-y” side of fashion, which has led to her overwhelming love of gothic and pinup fashions. Her blog, Chanel's Sick & Pretty Parlour is a place for the beautiful and macabre where you'll find her views on fashion, beauty, and shopping.