Media

The podcasts included in this sampling are a random few from past years. For a complete listing of the 60+ podcasts, radio and TV interviews I’ve done with my wife, Ana Gabriel Mann, as part of our 2022 Go-Giver Marriage Tour, visit www.GoGiverMarriage.com/media. For a listing of interviews with myself and my Navy SEAL writing partner, Brandon Webb, on our “Finn X” thriller series, visit www.WebbandMann.comFor updates and new interviews as they happen, follow me on Twitter (@johndavidmann) or Facebook (johndavidmann).

“John David Mann, Writer/Coauthor of STEEL FEAR” (audio, 38 min.)
SOFREP Radio • August 2021

“John David Mann, Writer/Coauthor of STEEL FEAR” (audio, 38 min.)

I’m joined by Sean Spoonts, who served as a valuable researcher for us in writing the thriller.

“Interview with John David Mann” (article)
The Big Thrill • Magazine of the International Thriller Writers • August 2021

“Interview with John David Mann” (article)

I sat down with Honduran author/screenwriter José H. Bográn for an interview for ITW’s monthly magazine, The Big Thrill. It was, as you would suspect, a thrill. A big one.

“Words of Wisdom for Aspiring Writers” (blog interview)
Skip Prichard’s “Leadership Insights” Blog (July 2021)

“Words of Wisdom for Aspiring Writers” (blog interview)

Practical advice for how to deepen and strengthen your writing.

“What’s a Nice Guy Like Me Doing in a Homicidal Place Like This?” (article)
CrimeReads • July 2021

“What’s a Nice Guy Like Me Doing in a Homicidal Place Like This?” (article)

We don’t live in a world of Great Men or Great Societies. We live in a world of Ordinary Men and Broken Societies. Crime writing taught me how to fall in love with that world.

“STEEL FEAR: A Conversation with the Authors” (video, 45 min.)
Warwick’s Book Launch • July 2021

“STEEL FEAR: A Conversation with the Authors” (video, 45 min.)

JDM and Brandon Webb hosted at the legendary Warwick’s in La Jolla, Calif., for the launch of STEEL FEAR.

“How to Write Good” (audio, 56 min.)
Filling the Storehouse • Davie Gutierrez & Stu Grazier • June 2021

“How to Write Good” (audio, 56 min.)

How it happened that I started my own high school (when I was in high school); how Steel Fear happened; why every one of us is chock full of great material for writing.

“Writing Leadership” (video, 34 min.)
Fireside Leadership • Liza Magcale & Janice Lee • May 2021

“Writing Leadership” (video, 34 min.)

How leadership leaks into all my books; why STEEL FEAR is all about great leadership and terrible leadership; the benign nature of the universe and how to withstand failures and rejection.

“How to Write Good (Or At Least, Gooder)” (video, 53 min.)
Impactful Entrepreneurs • Rhino Julie • May 2021

“How to Write Good (Or At Least, Gooder)” (video, 53 min.)

We’re all writing the story of our lives and constantly rewriting our futures.

“How to Write Good (Or At Least, Gooder)” (audio, 54 min.)
Alex & Books • Alex Wieckowski • May 2021

“How to Write Good (Or At Least, Gooder)” (audio, 54 min.)

The three ingredients for good writing; how to get past writer’s block; the secret to making your writing good—or at least, gooder.

“40 Rejections to NYT Bestseller” (video, 54 min.)
Time with Fred • Fred Gatty • July 2020

“40 Rejections to NYT Bestseller” (video, 54 min.)

Rejection and the intrinsic value of painful experiences; how to change your beliefs and reinvent yourself; the book Mastering Fear.

“Creating Multiple Successful Careers” (video, 1 hr 8 min.)
The Peak Performance Podcast • Max Weigand • June 2020

“Creating Multiple Successful Careers” (video, 1 hr 8 min.)

The writing process, mastering self-talk.

“Reinventing Words” (audio, 35 min.)
Reinvention Radio • Steve Olsher • October 2017

“Reinventing Words” (audio, 35 min.)

Feelings are the carrier of ideas; the essence of every story is a reinvention; the company of people who have suffered.

“The Cellist and the Sniper” (audio, 44 min.)
It’s All About the Questions • Laura Steward • August 2017

“The Cellist and the Sniper” (audio, 44 min.)

How to write something you’ve never personally experienced.