The ARCHIVOS Podcast Network

Exploring and celebrating of the storyteller's craft

The ARCHIVOS Podcast Network began in 2012 as The Roundtable Podcast. Since its inception, it has aired over 150 episodes, bringing writers together to explore their craft and brainstorm story ideas. In 2017, The Roundtable Podcast was rebranded to serve as a creative touchstone for the ARCHIVOS Story Development framework, preserving the formats that were the foundation of the podcast’s success but changing the title and packaging to align with the ARCHIVOS brand.

Inspired by the brainstorming segments of the Dead Robots’ Society podcast, the podcasts invite writers to pitch a story idea to a noted author, editor, or publisher. The concept is then workshopped in a free-form brainstorming session affirming the strengths and shoring up the weaknesses with the ultimate goal of transforming the raw idea into Literary Gold.

Episode Formats

ARCHIVOS: Insights (originally “20 Minutes With…”)

Seasoned storytellers, publishers, and editors are interviewed for 20(ish) minutes about their craft. A few months into the broadcast schedule, host David Robison began to conduct deep research into each Guest Host, incorporating his findings into his introduction. This enthusiastic celebration of each host’s achievement has become a signature moment in the “20 Minutes With…” segment. View the archive of “20 Minutes With…” episodes…

In addition to the interview format, the podcast incorporates other frameworks for the exploration of the creative process, including…

Panel Discussions (“The Dialogues“)

Four or five literary professionals are gathered together to discuss some aspect of the writer’s craft. To-date, Dialogues about Transmedia Storytelling, Audiobooks, The “Death” of Cyberpunk, and The Changing Face of Storytelling have been aired. Future Dialogue episodes will feature “The Impact of Role-Playing Games on Literature”, “Understanding Tie-in Fiction”, and “Using History in Speculative Fiction”. View the archive of Dialogue episodes…

Focus Topics (“One Question”)

Initiated and the Balticon Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention, the One Question format poses a single question to multiple authors and literary professionals. The answers are discussed by the hosts, exploring the unique insights and perspectives of each author’s response. View the archive of One Question episodes…

ARCHIVOS: Brainstorms (originally “Workshop Episodes”)

Following the interview, a Guest Writer is invited to join the show and pitch a story idea to the group. The next 45 minutes is dedicated to exploring the idea, affirming what works and exploring other possibilities of character, plot, and worldbuilding. The goal of each workshop is to transform a raw story idea into “Literary Gold.” View the archive of Workshop episodes…

Project Details:

Dave Robison


March 7, 2012



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