Episode 22 – Streaming Martians Next Door

Matt (@mattshiversVO) joins Mel and Kelly again for episode 22 of Nurture and Support!  In addition to the usual recommendations, SOMEONE throws out a “bite me” in this episode.  You might be surprised who.

“It was not as unpleasant as I anticipated.” ~Kelly

Kelly’s Recommendation:


  • Basically, a secure “Facebook” for your neighborhood.
  • Available online at Nextdoor.com and via apps on iOS and Android.
  • Very useful to track wildlife in your neighborhood. 😉


Matt’s Recommendation:

Webservice/Movies and TV:  Netflix and Amazon Prime

  • Matt shares news about a bunch of new content coming to Netflix (classic 1980s movies, TV series) and Amazon Prime Instant Video (a ton of HBO content)
  • Guess who doesn’t have Amazon Prime and who wears a powdered wig?
  • Mel wants to remind everyone that Hemlock Grove will be back on Netflix this summer.
  • Deadwood is also part of the HBO Amazon Prime deal!


Mel’s Recommendation:

Book: The Martian by Andy Weir

  • An amazingly fun book about an American astronaut stranded on Mars.
  • Action, Adventure, Duct Tape, and lots of Swear Words make this the most fun you’ll have all summer.

 The Martian

Social Recommendations:

Kelly: @_youhadonejob (Twitter) – pics of horrific decisions

Matt:  Woodworking for Mere Mortals (Youtube, Facebook)

Melissa: @thediabloshow The prolific @ScottJohnson has a new podcast all about Diablo 3 and Reaper of Souls.


Addendum: This episode is in fact not endorsed by Windows 8 or Microsoft. Mel does however approve of Windows 7.

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3 Responses to Episode 22 – Streaming Martians Next Door

  1. Mel, I put The Martian on hold at the library after listening to this podcast, and they just got it in for me last Friday. I made the mistake of starting it Friday night thinking I’d just read a couple chapters before bed. I could not put it down, even tho I had to get to bed early since I had a race Saturday. I have so far liked everything I’ve checked out based on your recommendations, but I absolutely love this book! I’m a little irritated because I don’t think I will have time to get back to it & finish it before Wednesday evening, but I love when a book gets under my skin like that. So, thank you for recommending it & keep them coming! I’m running another half marathon on June 7 (my birthday!), and then I’m thinking about training for a full marathon in October, so I will have lots of recovery time to read with my feet up on Saturday afternoons.

    • karmic9 says:

      You’re a running machine and happy almost birthday! I’m so glad you’re liking The Martian. It seems odd to describe the story of an abandoned astronaut as “fun”, but I just don’t have a better word for it. I was blown away by how much I enjoyed Mark Watney’s story. It deserves all the praise I’ve seen heaped upon it. I will definitely check out more books by Andy Weir.
      Thanks for listening to me prattle on about books!

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