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 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 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 116 – Keeping Christmasland Vinyl

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS116.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWe’re Back! Kelly’s Recommendation: App: Google Keep An organization app made by …… Google. Make  to-do lists complete with check marks, video, pictures, and recorded audio. Works on android and iOS. If Chrome is your browser of choice, you can even install an extension to save things directly to your Google Keep.   Mike’s Recommendation: Subscription Service: Vinyl Me, Please A monthly subscription box that contains a custom pressed LP just for members, an art print inspired by the album, and a cocktail recipe to drink while you listen. … Continue reading

Episode 108 – The Notebook of Scary Gunlaw

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS108.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWe are joined by our good friend Alicia and recommend some great music, dark humor, and some reading that features dog men!  We also learn more than we wanted to about Kelly’s strange fear of a naked Daniel Radcliffe. Kelly’s Recommendation: Vinyl: David Bowie’s album: Scary Monsters and Super Creeps (1980) Bowie’s first album after the “Berlin Trilogy” with Brian Eno. Robert Fripp and Pete Townsend lend their guitar prowess to the album. If you don’t have a turntable, you can check the album out on Spotify Plus, Ashes to Ashes … Continue reading

Episode 105 – The Nurture Awakens

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS105.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSOf course we would have Star Wars recommendations this week! Mel’s Recommendation: Book: Star Wars: Aftermath (Journey to The Force Awakens #1) by Chuck Wendig a new book series that bridges the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens It features a large cast of interesting characters, including a kick-ass battle droid named Mister Bones. I want a Mister Bones of my very own. We have a slightly bratty overly clever teenager, a kick ass fighter pilot mom, a Zabrak bounty hunter, and a former Imperial … Continue reading

Episode 100 (part 2) – Recommendation MADNESS

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS100b.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe week long wait is OVER!!! We hope you enjoyed part 1 of show 100 and finally you will find out the winner of RECOMMENDATION MADNESS!! To take us through the Braavos and Dorne backets, we were joined by @Atypical_Ashley, @ohalchemygirl, MattShivers_VO and @missdestructo (!!!) Careful listeners will note a brief visit from @sean_schick as well during Matt’s picks (sorry). Once we got down to 8 remaining recommendations, @HeleMcGe  and @mcgenva joined us to wrap this up and name a champion! In the spirit of NO SPOILERS, we will wait to send out a congratulatory … Continue reading

Episode 100 (part 1) – Recommendation MADNESS

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS100a.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSTo celebrate our 100th podcast, we decided to do something different from our usual format, so we set up a tournament featuring past recommendations and asked a bunch of our friends to help us out. 64 recommendations… 10 guests… 3 near evictions… cellos… Alice Cooper… and MORE! So MUCH more in fact – we had to make this show into two parts.  This week you will hear the “King in the North” and “Clegane” brackets.  Next week we go through the “Braavos” and “Dorne” brackets AND the final rounds taking us to … Continue reading

Episode 97 – An octopus grows old eating

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS97.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSJohn and Helena join Mel and Kelly again providing a podcast jammed full with FOUR recommendations.  No extra charge. Unlike LAST week, there are no jerks in this episode. Mel’s Recommendation: Book/Art: Walking Your Octopus by Brian Kesinger No, that is not code for something… It’s a Victorian Steampunk book with very charming art prints featuring Victoria and Otto, her pet land octopus. It features loads of tips on living with your pet octopus and would make a great gift for the Steampunk fan in your life. Check out … Continue reading

Episode 95 – Wiring the Fifth Ranger

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS95.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSBook, movie, and TV awesomeness with Matt joining us again! Mel’s Recommendation: Book: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin The first book in a super cool unique new trilogy called The Broken Earth. The magic that exists in this world is based on Geology of all things. Wielders of this power are called Orogenes. They are hated and subjugated by the very people they use their powers to help. How can you pass up a magic system that utilizes plate tectonics? There’s a woman out for revenge, a mysterious … Continue reading