Episode 133 – Swords Galore

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS133.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSKelly can’t pass up another chance to praise The Sword and the Sorcerer movie. Also there’s a toad, and maybe a cat. Mel’s Recommendation: Video: Man At Arms and Man At Arms Reforged on the AWE me Channel I am ridiculously fascinated by this show. Basically some amazing artisans make REAL WEAPONS from movies and games. Seriously, check out the Lich King’s sword from Warcraft. So. Cool. The entire playlist is below. Watch it.   Here’s the sword from The Sword and the Sorcerer, if you have managed to miss … Continue reading

Episode 132- Child Sized Ear Holes

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS132.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMel has problems, but Kelly has some music that will help.   Kelly’s Recommendation: Album: Disney’s Music From the Park Released in 1996, this album has popular music artists performing renditions of popular songs from Disney movies. Includes Patti Austin, The Pointer Sisters, Olivia Newton-John, and the amazing gem from Tim Curry below. The album is no longer available on youtube, but you can go get it on Amazon.     Not on this album, but still awesome:     Mel’s Recommendation: Device: Apple Airpods They are super cool, they … Continue reading

Episode 131- Crafting Some Extreme Sports

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS131.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSKelly quizzes Mel on sportsball. You don’t want to miss it. Mel’s Recommendation: YouTube Channel: Yvonne Williams of Back To Earth Creations Yvonne does it all y’all: Wire wrapped jewelry, chainmail jewelry, polymer clay, cosplay, leather crafting, gardening, and urban homesteading. Yvonne is one of the happiest people on YouTube, y’all. She makes me a little happier every time I watch her videos. I just want to say that I was following her BEFORE Adam Savage posted her Dragon Eye of Sauron video. So there. Anyway, go watch it; … Continue reading

Episode 130 – The Long Dark of Cutting Cable

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS130.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSKelly cuts the cable cord and Mel just tries to survive the apocalypse. Kelly’s Recommendation: Gadgets: Cut your cable with Mohu and Tablo Mohu makes amplified HD antennas to get over-the-air tv stations. There are lots of different models for both indoor and outdoor use. Tablo Tuners let you DVR over-the-air channels and also lets you watch different channels throughout the house or on the mobile app.   Mel’s Recommendation: Game: The Long Dark by Hinterland Games Yes, I did talk about this game before. There have been a lot … Continue reading

Episode 129 – Extraterrestrials Come from Wolf 359

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS129.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWe’re Back! Mel’s Recommendation: Podcast: Wolf 359 An AudioFiction podcast set in a space station in orbit around Wolf359. Told mainly from the perspective of Doug Eiffel, the communications officer of the station’s 3 person crew. Doug is not exactly thrilled to be on the station and doesn’t bother to hide it. Instead he spends most of his time broadcasting running monologues full of popculture anecdotes out into the void. Follow along as the station AI possibly plots to murder the crew, the mad scientist possibly experiments on the crew, … Continue reading

Episode 128 -Give Vader some Props

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS128.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS  Kelly’s Recommendation: Documentary: I Am Your Father This is a doc about David Prowse, the actor who physically played the role of Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy. Available on Netflix (for subscribers). He was also known as the Green Cross Code Man in Britain; a character that taught children about crosswalk safety. See the video here for a reprisal of the role, only for adults this time. The film seeks to tell the story of how and why David was possibly blackballed by LucasFilm back in … Continue reading

Episode 127 – Home is in The Hollows

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS127.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week we’ve got an urban fantasy book series and some home automation awesomeness for your listening pleasure. Mel’s Recommendation: Book Series: The Hollows Series by Kim Harrison This 13 book series started in 2004 with Dead Witch Walking and ended in 2014. Rachel Morgan is a pretty kickass bounty hunter, who also happens to be a witch. This urban fantasy series is set in Cincinnati, and includes all sorts of supernatural types, like weres, vampires, pixies, fairies, demons, and a few elves even. Here’s a link to the … Continue reading

Episode 126 – Westworld Prime

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS126.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS  Kelly’s Recommendation: TV Series: Westworld on HBO An intriguingly smart series about highly complex robots and people in a Western Them Park on HBO. The cast is amazing: Ed Harris plays the Man in Black (Yul Brynner’s character in the original movie), and the amazing Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Ford. There are 10 episodes this season. All episodes are available at HBO’s Westworld site if you are an HBO subscriber. Bonus Material: Podcast: BaldMove.com Jim and A. Ron host a lot of Podcasts, including Watching Westworld. Please consider … Continue reading

Episode 125 – Because Necromancers

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS125.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week we have a charming book series with some creepy characters, and a documentary about some creepy critters. Mel’s recommendation: Book Series: The Paper Magician Trilogy by Charlie Holmberg This is a charming series set in an alternate Victorian London with magic. The main character is Ceony Twill and she is an apprentice Paper Magician who runs afoul of some Excisionists. Excisionists are basically Necromancers, hence the title of this episode. The series consists of The Paper Magician, The Glass Magician, and The Master Magician. There is also … Continue reading

Episode 124 – You Can Draw AND Code

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS124.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week we discuss a graphics design app and a ‘learn to code’ app. And they are both free! Kelly’s Recommendation: Web App: YouIDraw (site.youidraw.com) FREE graphic creation software Has a Logo Creator, Painter app, and a Drawing app Uses html5 and javascript, so nothing to download. You can export your amazing creation to Google Drive or Dropbox.   Mel’s Recommendation: App: Swift Playground Only available for iPads running iOS10, but it is FREE. Learn how to code in Swift by helping a little critter named Byte solve puzzles in a … Continue reading