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

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/nurtureandsupport.hsfcorgis.com/ns/NS4.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSKelly serves up a music and a game recommendation and reveals his musical past while Mel plays video games and searches for aliens… for charity. Sort of. Episode 4 : The Links! Kelly’s Recommendations: “Just because we’re hypnotized, that don’t mean we can’t dance!” ~ The Funky Western Civilization by Tonio K from the “Life in the Foodchain” album. Music: Tonio K TonioK.com has links to all the albums and lyrics and streaming songs. He’s on Spotify too.  iTunes and Amazon FUN FACTS Tonio was the first recording artist to use an … 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

Episode 1 – Scott Stratten and Redshirts

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/nurtureandsupport.hsfcorgis.com/ns/NS1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | 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 the same name. Please check out his other … Continue reading