Brad Meltzer’s newest book is the thriller ‘The Escape Artist. You won’t want to Houdini out of this week’s The Mothership episode. In a very special installment of USA TODAY’s geek culture podcast, best-selling author and comic-book writer Brad Meltzer returns to chat about his newest thriller, The Escape Artist. On that theme, he and the rest of the crew break down their favorite pop-culture escapes from our increasingly crazy real world. The Mothership is USA TODAY’s podcast that covers all things nerdy in pop culture. Hosted by tech reporter Brett Molina, film critic Brian Truitt and entertainment writer Kelly Lawler, each week our roundtable of experts dissects the latest in geek culture, from superhero movies to sci-fi TV shows to the latest and greatest video games. We’re saving the world from bad comic-book adaptations every Friday on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud and Stitcher.

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