If you have not already done so, go check out the Creature Geek podcast.
Each episode features a special guest from the world of effects, including folks like Steve Johnson, Rick Lazzarini, and our very own Matt Winston. I've really enjoyed every single episode.
The hosts each represent a different perspective on the world of special effects. Frank Ippolito (whom you may know from Face Off) is a working professional in the industry, and Len Peralta is an experienced podcaster (http://geekaweek.net/
) and life-long fan of special effects and monster movies.http://www.tested.com/creature-geek/http://creature-geek.com/