Episode 39 – Carbon, nitrogen, helium, and Victorian Steampunk

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS39.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSIt’s all about Science and Steampunk! (And maybe a little bit about Victorian Underwear.) Mel’s Recommendation: Book/Comic/Web-Comic: Girl Genius: A Gaslamp Fantasy with Adventure, Romance and Mad Science A wonderful Steampunk Web-Comic by Phil and Kaja Foglio available at GirlGeniusOnline.com If you’re new to this one, definitely start in the archives here. Girl Genius tells the story of Agatha Heterodyne, a builder of “clanks” in a Steampunk Victorian Era Europe and her ongoing adventures. It’s a fun steampunk/gaslamp romp with a … Continue reading

Episode 37 – We are fluent in George Romero

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS37.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSThis week, Kelly talks about George Romero’s zombies and Mel reads a space book. Mel’s Recommendation:   Book: Fluency by Jen Foehner Wells aka @Jenthulhu A Science Fiction novel that centers around a linguist named Jane Holloway attempting to make first contact with an alien species. Jane and her fellow astronauts have been sent to investigate a silent alien spaceship that has been sitting out past Mars for several decades. Mel assures Kelly that while there is some romance in this … Continue reading

Episode 35 – Mel reads, Matt acts, Kelly equivocates

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS35.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSNurture and Support’s favorite pro bono voice over guy, Matt Shivers joined us once again.  SPOILER ALERT: At the end of the show Mel and Kelly start talking Breaking Bad again – they can’t help themselves. Mel’s Recommendation: Blah blah 4 book trilogy, blah blah (awesome cover pics) Click the Pics to unfurl the awesome.     Book Trilogy: Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn by Tad Williams This Epic Fantasy actually consisted of 4 paperbacks because the last book had to be … Continue reading

Episode 33 – Penalty Card a Warlock. I dare you.

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS33.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSThrow Penalty Cards at your friends after watching a Warlock curse a Valley Girl.   Mel’s Recommendation:   Movie: Warlock (1991) A super fun Evil Warlock travels through time from 1691 to 1991 California in search of the Grand Grimoire. That’s an evil witch book by the way. You can’t blame him really, they were going to burn him over a bonfire with a basket of live cats. It stars Julian Sands (Warlock), Lori Singer (Kassandra), and Richard Grant (Redfern). “Ask … Continue reading

Episode 31 – The Valley of Snowpiercer Monuments

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Episode 29 – Bears and MORE

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Episode 27 – Apocalyptic Art and a Watermelon in Easter Hay

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Episode 25 – The Build It Yourself Episode

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS25.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSWe accidentally had themed recommendations this week! Welcome to DIY with Mel and Kelly! Mel builds a computer while Kelly finds a site to build EVERYTHING! Mel’s Recommendation: Website: Newegg.com A Tech Superstore that will help you find all of your pc building needs. Many products have unboxing videos that give you a full tour of the product so you can get a close up view before you buy. They also are very well known for great customer service. A lot of … Continue reading

Episode 23 – Abandoned Places and Proposals in SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/nurtureandsupport.hsfcorgis.com/ns/NS23.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSOur good friend, and creator of the Nurture and Support theme song, Alicia (@ohalchemygirl) joined us again and she had a bit of big news.  She recently got engaged.  The proposal was simply amazing… Mel’s Recommendation: Game: Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri and Alien Crossfire A 1999 turn-based strategy game where you build up your faction to achieve global domination of a sentient fungus-infested planet. By the creators of Civ Available at g0g.com for $5.99! Alicia’s Recommendation: Don’t forget to check out … Continue reading