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DEAD DROP: Dispatches from Jon F. Merz

31 EpisodesProduced by Jon F. MerzWebsite

Stay up to date with all the latest news from bestselling author Jon F. Merz as he discusses his latest writing projects, news about his acting & producing, and other topics of interest - some fun and some serious. New episodes each week! Support this podcast:… read more

31 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

Episode 30: Feature Film Debrief

November 12th, 2020


In Episode 30, Jon talks all about his experiences leading up to his debut role in the feature film Mother/Android. This is a weekly show from …

Episode 29: Movie Prep, Night Frights, and More

October 29th, 2020


Buy Jon's books here: In Episode 29, Jon talks about more movie prep work ahead of next week's on-set filming, short stories, and Halloween 2020 plans. This is a weekly show from …

Episode 28: Movie Auditions, Night Frights, and More

October 22nd, 2020


Buy Jon's books here:  In Episode 28, Jon talks about more movie auditions, writing short stories, and Night Frights productions. This is a weekly show from bestselling author, writer, …

Episode 27: Increasing Your Value On-Set, Writing Short Stories, And More

October 15th, 2020


In Episode 27, Jon talks about how to increase your value as an actor or model on-set, writing three stories at once, and production notes on podcasts. This is a weekly show from bestselling author, writer, actor, and …

Episode 26: Film Stuff, TV Stuff, Writing Updates & More

October 8th, 2020


In Episode 26, Jon talks about some of the things that happen when you book a role in a feature film, TV auditions, writing updates, and much more. …

Episode 25: Feature Film Details & Plus Night Frights

October 1st, 2020


In Episode 25, Jon reveals the name of the feature film he is in, and spills the beans on Night Frights, a band new series coming out from Poundcake. This is a weekly show from bestselling author, writer, actor, and …

Episode 24: Acting News + A Short Story Excerpt

September 24th, 2020


In Episode 24, Jon talks about more acting news, a little bit about politics, and a special excerpt from a brand new short story. This is a weekly …

Episode 23: More News on the Feature Film Role + New Writing & Filming Projects

September 17th, 2020


In Episode 23, Jon has some more news about the role he booked in a new science fiction feature film plus a new writing project, new filming stuff …

Episode 22: Booked a Role In a Feature Film + Filming & A New Excerpt

September 10th, 2020


In Episode 22, Jon talks about booking a role in a new science fiction feature film plus a new excerpt from a short story called A Favor For The …

Episode 21: Auditions, Poundcake Podcasts, and an Excerpt from the Novel Raider X

September 3rd, 2020


A busy week of self-tape auditions, followed by new shows coming out on the Poundcake Youtube channel, and excerpt from Jon's …

Episode 20: Nine Months? Let's Get Updated!

August 27th, 2020


Okay it's been 9 months since our last episode, but a lot has happened and this episode covers it all. Plus, we're filming these now, so you can also watch them over on Youtube! Come listen to what has been going on …

Episode 19: Acting Updates, Writing Updates, and Holidays

December 19th, 2019


Catching up after some time away with a boatload of updates, plus we talk about the holidays...

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Episode 18: Happy 50th Birthday To Me! Plus, New Book & More

October 24th, 2019


Holy crap, Jon's 50! A new book release today, The Death Master, and much more...

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Episode 17: Acting News, Production News, Writing News, and More!

October 3rd, 2019


Latest updates on all three fronts in my crazy life plus a special shout-out to Dave & Roz!

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Episode 16: Auditions, New TV Commercial, and More!

September 26th, 2019


In this episode we talk about more auditions, I booked a new TV commercial, Poundcake production news, writing updates, and more!

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Episode 15: Acting Updates, Production News, Youtube, & More

September 12th, 2019


In this episode we talk about the latest news on the acting front, production news from Poundcake (sorta), the rebirth of my Youtube channel, and writing updates.

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Episode 14: Writing a Movie In a Week, Auditions That Take You Out Of Your Comfort Zone, and More...

September 6th, 2019


In this episode we'll talk about writing a screenplay in a week and crazy auditions that take you out of your comfort zone, as well as some writing updates.

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Episode 13: Callbacks, Writing Updates, and The New Online Shop!

August 22nd, 2019


We talk about what can happen at a callback audition, filming pickup scenes in movies that have already wrapped, writing stuff, and the launch of the new online shop at

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Episode 12: Auditioning with Kids, New Releases, and More...

August 16th, 2019


We'll talk about auditioning with kids and the latest writing releases coming at you now and in the next few weeks. Also news on others stuff!

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Episode 11: Auditions, New Releases, and Writing Progress + Merch!

August 8th, 2019


We talk the latest on auditions that I've gone on, potential jobs coming up, new releases in the writing sector, and progress on a number of projects, plus a website discussion about new...stuff.

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Episode 10: Acting Auditions, New Releases, and Tons of Writing

August 1st, 2019


In this episode we catch up after some time away from the podcast and talk about cool auditions, new book releases, and a ton of writing updates.

Episode 9: All About the Writing + Exclusive Lawson Excerpt

June 20th, 2019


In this episode I'm focusing entirely on the writing that I'm working on. Tons of projects, release schedules, and more, along with an exclusive …

Episode 8: Auditions, THE SANCTION exclusive excerpt, and more

June 13th, 2019


In this episode we talk about new auditions, the first Poundcake/New Ronin production, an exclusive excerpt from THE SANCTION, and more...

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Episode 7: Live screenplay reading of "TURK," exclusive excerpt from Hand of the Yakuza, and more...

June 6th, 2019


In this episode I talk about being part of the cast of a live reading of the screenplay for a new movie "Turk" written by bestselling author Casey Sherman, I read an exclusive chapter from Hand of the Yakuza - book 3 in …

Episode 6: Acting Communication, Audio Stories, Writing Updates, & More...

May 30th, 2019


In this episode we talk about how crazy things can get when it comes to communication in the acting world, I share an exclusive excerpt from the new audio story on my website, "I, The Courier," writing updates, and more.

Episode 5: Acting No-No's, Power Pods, and Spotify Playlists

May 23rd, 2019


In this episode we talk about what NOT to do once you book a modeling or acting job, introduce the new audio downloads called Power Pods on my website, talk Spotify playlists, and more.

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Episode 4: Audition Tips, Writing Updates, SECOND CHANCE Excerpt, & More

May 17th, 2019


In this episode we talk about how to maximize your chances of booking a job at an audition, updates on a variety of writing projects, and an exclusive excerpt from a never-released-still-in-progress thriller called …

Episode 3: Stage Moms, Sands of Omega, and More

May 9th, 2019


A recent audition sheds light on how to be a professional and how not to behave toward casting people. We'll also hear an exclusive excerpt from my new novel, SANDS OF OMEGA, as well as discuss new changes at the …

Episode 2: Bad Directors, Exclusive Excerpts, and More

May 2nd, 2019


In this installment, we'll cover the ups and down of being involved in indie film projects with bad directors, not one - but TWO - exclusive excerpts …

Episode 1: Quick Overview and Updates

April 26th, 2019


Welcome to the very first episode of the DEAD DROP podcast!

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