Episode 45 – Spiders, Wasps, and Helicopters

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS45.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSThe super-awesome Rachael Rigda (@RSRigda) joins us this episode.  Rachael lives in Australia.  When it is Tuesday here, it is Wednesday there, so Kelly is convinced she lives IN THE FUTURE. Future, present, past, this episode you get:  More movies! More music! Mel’s Recommendation: Movie: Big Ass Spider A fabulously funny movie starring Greg Grunberg and directed by Mike Mendez that recently landed on Netflix. Greg Grunberg and Lombardo Boyar make the best Big Ass Spider Killing Team. It might be … Continue reading

Episode 42 – Monkey Music to Tweet By

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS42.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSA show for those who analyze their Twitter and over analyze their music. Kelly’s Recommendation: Service/website: Twitter Analytics   https://analytics.twitter.com  Kelly recommended the analytic dashboard that Twitter recently opened up for free for all of us to use.  It is a “lava lamp” service from most of us – maybe not super useful, but fun and interesting to look at.  Features include: See how many people actually view your tweet, interact with it, etc. See where you followers are from.  Kelly is not … Continue reading

Episode 40 – Tales of bullies and socks

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS40.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSA tale of Wrestlers and Piano Rock awaits you. Also, I apologize for the sound issues. Sorry folks!  ~Mel Kelly’s Recommendation: Book: ‘Foley Is Good: And the Real World is Faker Than Wrestling’ by Mick Foley Mick Foley aka Mankind aka Cactus Jack aka Dude Love of the World Wrestling Federation shines a light behind the scenes of Professional Wrestling. Mel is quite impressed by it’s 3.86/4.00 rating on Goodreads! Kelly even met Mr. Foley at a Con! Here’s proof! Mankind … Continue reading

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 38 – Alice Cooper’s army meets Bloaty Head

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Episode 36 – The Fat Man in the Bath Tub Meets B-Movie Monsters

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS36.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSWe present to you the makings of a perfect summer weekend: a Hammock, a Tomato, and a Sharknado (book). Kelly’s Recommendation: Music: Little Feat’s ‘Waiting for Columbus’ Live Album (1978) Little Feat is a genre crossing band formed by Lowell George. (Mel likes the term Swamp Rock.) Features a Tomato-Headed Woman sitting in a Hammock on the cover…. The first full track “Fat Man in the Bath Tub” TOTALLY sold Kelly. Listen to the album out on Spotify and check out LittleFeat.net for info. … Continue reading

Episode 34 – Books about Mormons and Witches. What could go wrong?

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS34.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSKelly tells us about a musical you may have heard of called ‘Book of Mormon’; and Mel watches some Lifetime TV and finds ‘The Witches of East End’.  Kelly’s Recommendation: Musical/Music (Soundtrack): The Book of Mormon The award winning musical by the creators of South Park explain Mormonism… sort of. There are Star Wars references and a ‘Spooky Mormon Hell’. It is full of clever tweaks on songs from other famous musicals. For you Frozen fans out there, Olaf  is there. … Continue reading

Episode 28- Cellos from HELL

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Episode 27 – Apocalyptic Art and a Watermelon in Easter Hay

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Episode 17 – A Walk In the Woods on Harper’s Island with Danger Mouse and Graham Parker

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