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Podcast Episode

Jim's Tape from Tony

From the podcast: Blank Cassette

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

This week, musician, instructor, and friend Jim Snedeker shares a crucial tape he got at a young age that changed the course of his guitar playing and also changed how he thought about family.

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Author and professional puppeteer Mary Robinette Kowal describes her love of puppetry as an interest in the boundless nature of the medium. She can play any type of character, there are countless ways to present the puppets themselves, and combinations of puppet actors and "fleshies" are ripe for new experiences and metaphors for audiences. She even tells a great story about the unfortunate(?) place her hand ended up while on set for Sesame Street.

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, March 20th, 2017

We're back for a second year of episodes teaming up with International Tom Hanks Day! This time, we added some travel and intrigue to the mix. 

Podcast Episode

Alex's All-Timers

From the podcast: Blank Cassette

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

This week, iO Creative Director Alex Honnet shares his All-Timers, a playlist that tracks the evolution of his music taste -- and, well, pretty much everything else in his life. 

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Tricia takes a break from cohosting her own inordinately entertaining podcast Nerdette to talk long form about a topic that gets inevitably philosophical. She has adored the idea of exploring time travel since she noticed it popping up in her favorite things to consume (Doctor Who, Harry Potter, etc). We talk some of her new favorite examples (she knows other people are watching Travelers) and spend a lot of time discussing why we as creators and consumers have become even more interested in exploring the idea of going to the past or future in recent years.

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Once again, the Nerds are teaming up with International Tom Hanks Day for March's Your Stories episode, and once again, we're doing an Our Stories to talk about our love of TH himself! This year, Katie gets in on the fun, because the fact that she missed last year's episode is a crime against humanity. Do you know how much Katie loves Tom Hanks?? You will now!

From the podcast: Talking Games

Friday, March 10th, 2017

This week on Talking Games, the lads chat about the new hotness known as Horizon Zero Dawn, and Tim recounts his virtual reality experiences with a George Saunders novel.

From the podcast: Blank Cassette

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

On this week's Blank Cassette, game designer Will Hindmarch gives us a musical crash course in living with oneself. 

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

In. Out. Repeat. While listening to this great conversation with Nico Carter, the host encourages you to center yourself, breathe, and soft focus on what's around you. Nico starts by elaborating on the lung issues that befell him to make him more aware of his own breath in the first place, then takes MBS on a journey through the awareness that breath has given him in improv (musically, comedically, and where acting and writing are concerned) and day to day life.

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Fanfiction February 5 continues (don't check the calendar!) with a trio of bonus tales not heard at the live recording!

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