Episode 21 – Close Knit Sleeping Rock and Roll Vampires… with Salsa

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/nurtureandsupport.hsfcorgis.com/ns/NS21.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWelcome back!  This week’s recommendations include a very cool app to monitor sleeping habits, a fun rock & roll vampire movie, a salsa recipe, and Mel breaks bad and recommends a knitting website.   KNIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTERS!!!! Mel’s recommendations App: Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock An alarm clock app that tries to wake you according to your sleep cycle. It also uses the flash and camera on your phone to gauge your heart rate. It’s like magic… or science. It’s available for iOS. Check out Sleepcycle.com Website: Ravelry.com To make up for Kelly’s … Continue reading

Episode 19 – Man-eating Lions meet Gogol Bordello on the Fringe

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/nurtureandsupport.hsfcorgis.com/ns/NS19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week we have a SPECIAL GUEST! Jeans is back with a book about man-eating lions. Mel follows Pacey from Dawson’s Creek to Fringe and finds John Noble. And Finally Kelly exposes us to an amazing Gypsy Punk band called Gogol Bordello. Mel’s Recommendation: TV Series: Fringe Starred Joshua Jackson and John Noble. Peter reluctantly teams up with his father to help the Fringe Division of the FBI solve odd cases involving spontaneous combustion, face melting, and horrific new diseases. We also learn that Mel was the only one … Continue reading

Episode 17 – A Walk In the Woods on Harper’s Island with Danger Mouse and Graham Parker

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/nurtureandsupport.hsfcorgis.com/ns/NS17.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSLot’s of people get killed in Mel’s first recommendation (Harper’s Island), but only a clown gets killed in one of Kelly’s (Graham Parker’s “Struck By Lightning”).  So there is that… Mel’s Recommendations: TV Series: Harper’s Island Available on Netflix A super awesome serial killer, mystery, suspense whodunit that aired on CBS in 2009.   Book/Audio Book: A Walk In The Woods by Bill Bryson To best experience this wonderful story of travelling the Appalachian Trail check out the Audio Book narrated by Bill Bryson himself. It will apparently be … Continue reading

Episode 15 – GIFs, Farscape, Ludo, and text-based Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy awesomeness

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/nurtureandsupport.hsfcorgis.com/ns/NS15.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS  Mel’s Recommendations: TV Show: Farscape An amazing Space Opera by Rockne S. Obannon and Jim Henson Productions that aired on SyFy back when it was still the Sci-Fi Channel. Available to stream on both Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video. Origin of the words “frell”, “dren”, and “hezmana” as ways to get expletives on tv. Has amazing Puppets by the Jim Henson Creature Shop that you need to see. (Addendum: I don’t care who’s involved with Under the Dome; it’s awful. I’m just glad it wasn’t Rockne Obannon … Continue reading

Episode 13 – The Awesome Show: awesome guest, awesome coffee, awesome hair, awesome infographics

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/nurtureandsupport.hsfcorgis.com/ns/NS13.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWe have a Special Guest this episode! The fabulous Jeans aka @YeungJeans joins us to pass along a recommendation! You can check out her webshow over at BringOutYourGeek.com and definitely check out her store where she sells some awesome handmade soap and geek related items. Etsy Shops: Yeung Moxie (Soap), Yeunger Moxie (Geekery), and Studio Jeans (Artsy Stuff)   Mel’s Recommendation: Gadget: Aeropress by Aerobie A quick and easy way to make excellent coffee with a smooth taste and low acidity. Retails for $25-30 Mel thinks this is a must have for … Continue reading

Episode 11 – Clowns, Hipster abuse, wearable tech, and more from National Treasure – Alice Cooper

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/nurtureandsupport.hsfcorgis.com/ns/NS11.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this episode Mel recommends a truly demented and wonderful film and an app for you to channel your hipster hate.  Kelly provides his second (and likely not last) Alice Cooper recommendation and an option for wearable tech to help you track exercise/sleep/etc Mel’s Recommendations: Movie: Delicatessen 1991 French Film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet Dominique Pinon stars as a heroic Clown in a cannibalistic Post-Apocalyptic tale Available on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video Game App: Hipster Smackdown Do Hipsters get you down? Smack one today and feel better. Free … Continue reading

Episode 9 – Ice Pirates, Zombie Radio, free TV tunes, Beatles… all this and WWII

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/nurtureandsupport.hsfcorgis.com/ns/NS9.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week Mel shares one of her all time favorite bad sci-fi movies and a cool zombie podcast.  Kelly offers up treasure trove of free(!) TV songs and a movie featuring Beatles covers played over WWII footage.  Really. Mel’s Recommendations Movie: The Ice Pirates A swashbuckling spoof where Pirates attack space ships to steal their booty, namely Ice and the occasional Princess. It’s a dangerous profession, full of space herpes, gophers, killer robots, and the ever present threat of castration. Mel approves. It’s available to stream through Amazon and iTunes, … Continue reading

Episode 7 – The Dark Show: Running w/ zombies, The Strain, The Ruling Class, and ALICE COOPER!

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/nurtureandsupport.hsfcorgis.com/ns/NS7.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSA surprisingly dark episode that includes running from zombies, vampires, and a giant tooth. Melissa’s Recommendations App: Zombies, Run! An app to make running/jogging/walking more fun with lots of cool game elements to it. iTunes App Store Google Play Book: The Strain Trilogy by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan Arriving on FX in July, this trilogy tells the tale of a battle of mammoth proportions as a vampiric virus infects New York and begins to spill out into the streets. Amazon Kelly’s Recommendations: Movie: The Ruling Class A little known … Continue reading

Episode 5 – 2 trilogies, cello music, and the horrors of Internet past

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/nurtureandsupport.hsfcorgis.com/ns/NS5.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSEpisode 5 includes recommendations on two trilogies (which is like a dozen books according to Kelly), some nifty music with a surprising instrument, and a website to waste hours of your time – PLUS our first listener recommendation!  PLUS PLUS a new feature… Twitter recommendations! Mel’s Recommendations: Book: The Broken Empire Trilogy by Mark Lawrence Prince of Thorns King of Thorns Emperor of Thorns You can find more information at PrinceOfThorns.com and check out Mark Lawrence’s blog. Also, take a look at this article Buzzfeed where he tells us all about … Continue reading

Episode 3 – Torchlights, Broken Reality, Unbroken Loot Creates, and a Shiny Beast

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/nurtureandsupport.hsfcorgis.com/ns/NS3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMel’s recommendations: Service: Loot Crate – Monthly box of gamer loot!  http://www.lootcrate.com/ Game: Torchlight and Torchlight 2 by Runic Games. Fun dungeon crawlers!  http://www.runicgames.com/games Steam link: Torchlight 2: http://store.steampowered.com/app/200710/ Torchlight: http://store.steampowered.com/app/41500/ Kelly’s recommendations: Book: Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World by Jane McGonigal. Interested in how gaming is actually GOOD? Read this book! Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Reality-Is-Broken-Better-Change/dp/1594202850/ Barnes and Noble link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/reality-is-broken-jane-mcgonigal/1100817884?ean=9780143120612 Jane’s twitter: http://twitter.com/avantgame, Website: http://janemcgonigal.com/ Music: Captain Beefheart – Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiny_Beast_(Bat_Chain_Puller) iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/shiny-beast-bat-chain-puller/id370925126 Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/album/23TBUWCNF9rwYfMIuycyqD Unrecommendation: Here’s a new segment … Continue reading