N&S – Episode 136 – Alice Cooper and Six Crows

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS136.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | RSSA return to some old standbys: A book and an Alice Cooper album. Guess who recs which one..   Kelly’s Rec: Album: Paranormal by Alice Cooper The brand new album from Alice Cooper! Kelly gives a preview of his thoughts on the album before he and Mike talk about it on Squat Cobbler. Some Links: a playlist on YouTube, Spotify, Amazon Prime   I’m only 30 out of 50 Shades of Grey….     Mel’s Rec: Book: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo … Continue reading

Episode 133 – Swords Galore

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS133.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | 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, … 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: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | 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 … Continue reading

Episode 125 – Because Necromancers

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS125.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | 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 … Continue reading

Episode 116 – Keeping Christmasland Vinyl

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS116.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | 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 … 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: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | 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 … Continue reading

Episode 105 – The Nurture Awakens

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS105.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | 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 … Continue reading

Episode 100 (part 2) – Recommendation MADNESS

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS100b.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | 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 … 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: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | 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 … 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: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | 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 … Continue reading