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

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Episode 8 – A cappella, a swashbuckling fella, a Dresden, and a dirtbag

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

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Episode 6 – Ready Player One, Zombie Radio, Bubba Ho-Tep, and the Bonzos

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

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Episode 4 – Help save the world, give to charity, push zombies, and celebrate the Funky Western Civilization

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

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Episode 1 – Scott Stratten and Redshirts

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/nurtureandsupport.hsfcorgis.com/ns/NS1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS Welcome to the first episode of Nurture and Support! Mel starts off by by talking about a book. This will happen a lot, so prepare yourselves. BOOK – Redshirts by John Scalzi. Mr. Scalzi has an active blog entitled Whatever. Mel was apparently wrong when she told you it was different. She promises not to let that happen again, but don’t hold your breath. MUSIC – Redshirts by Jonathan Coulton. This is a song based on John Scalzi’s book of … Continue reading