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The StoryMen return with a wild and ranging new episode! We learn how Clay and JR. are settling into Dallas, and how JR. makes Clay fear for his life on a near-daily basis. After hearing what Pope Francis is giving up for Lent, we discuss why we were happy to see Birdman take home the Oscar for Best Picture and wrap up with a special guest PPOW!

Story Men - Feb 27, 2015

Welcome Back, StoryMen!

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In this Episode:

2:00 – Dallas Update
5:30 – Driving in the South
11:00 – Lent 2015
20:00 – What Pope Francis gave up for Lent
24:30 – The Oscars
34:00 – What’s new on NorvilleRogers.com?
44:30 – PPOW

Episode Links:

Pope Francis’ Guide to Lent: What You Should Give Up This Year

On NorvilleRogers this week:
6 Things I Learned When I Got Divorced

5 Reasons I’m Done Watching Walking Dead

The Joker, Hitler’s Dog and What Makes a Real Monster

Pop Culture Picks of the Week (POW)

Matt: Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma (Google  Amazon  iTunes)

Clay: The Wire (Google  Amazon  iTunes)

JR.: The Wire (Google  Amazon  iTunes  Netflix)

Aaron: SERIAL podcast

Find the StoryMen Online:

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We blog at NorvilleRogers.com

Follow us on Twitter:

Matt | Clay | JR.

Here’s the stuff we’ve made:

Matt’s Books | Clay’s Books | JR.’s Messages

The Other StoryMen:

StoryMen Audio Producer: Aaron Kretzmann

Aaron’s website
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StoryMen Art by M. S. Corley

M. S. Corley’s website
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StoryMen Theme Song by Anthony Mako

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What are you giving up or adding for Lent?

Story Men - Feb 20, 2015

Apocalypse Weird

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The StoryMen kick off Season 5 with a bang! Welcome Nick Cole and Michael Bunker, architects of the mysterious and ambitious Apocalypse Weird universe. Nick and Michael give us a preview of this revolutionary new venture, and give every listener a FREE book. Plus, we all sing the praises of M. S. Corley.

In this Episode:

Apocalypse Weird  The Red King by Nick Cole

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0:00 – Welcome to Season 5!

5:30 – Pop Culture POW

12:00 – Michael Bunker: Off the Grid

16:00 – Apocalypse Weird

18:30 – Enter Nick Cole

21:30 – The Red King

37:00 – What happens on February 23?

54:00 – Connect with Apocalypse Weird!

Episode Links

The Apocalypse Weird Books

How sweet are M. S. Corley's covers?!

How sweet are M. S. Corley’s covers?!

Book 1: The Red King by Nick Cole

Book 2: Texocalypse Now by Nick Cole and Michael Bunker

Book 3: The Dark Knight by Nick Cole

Book 4: Reversal by Jennifer Ellis

Book 5: The Serenity Strain by Chris Pourteau

Apocalypse Weird website

Connect with Nick Cole

(Website | Twitter)

Connect with Michael Bunker

(Facebook | Twitter)

Pop Culture Picks of the Week (POW)

Matt: Frank (Google  Amazon  iTunes)

ClayAmazon Smile

JR.: The Martian by Andy Weir

Find the StoryMen Online:

We blog at NorvilleRogers.com

Follow us on Twitter:

Matt | Clay | JR.

Here’s the stuff we’ve made:

Matt’s Books | Clay’s Books | JR.’s Messages

The Other StoryMen:

StoryMen Audio Producer: Aaron Kretzmann

Aaron’s website
Follow Aaron on Twitter

StoryMen Art by M. S. Corley

M. S. Corley’s website
Follow M. S. Corley on Twitter

StoryMen Theme Song by Anthony Mako

Anthony Mako’s website
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What kind of apocalypse story would you tell?

Story Men - Dec 26, 2014

The Church of Buffalo Wild Wings with Adam Peck

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The StoryMen welcome friend Adam Peck. We consider the Alabama church meeting in a Buffalo Wild Wings, and what that means for worship. Adam also tells us about his project designed to help returning soldiers reconnect with their families.

BWW LogoIn this Episode:

3:30 – Who is Adam Peck?

5:00 – Christmas Movie: Gremlins

12:30 – The Church of BWW

25:30 – GoFundMe: Help Military Families Reconnect

44:00 – Connect with Adam

45:30 – Pop Culture POW

57:00 – A little extra

Episode Links

Adam Peck

Adam and his daughter, Josie

The Church of Buffalo Wild Wings

Adam’s GoFundMe: Help Military Families Reconnect

Connect with Adam Peck

(Email | Facebook | Twitter)

Pop Culture Picks of the Week (POW)

AdamLAMB by Christopher Moore

Matt: Taylor Swift 1989 (Google  Amazon  iTunes)

ClayThese Amazing Shadows (Netflix  Google  Amazon  iTunes)

JR.: EPIC Rap Battles of History – Stephen Spielberg vs. Alfred Hitchcock

Holiday Movie: GREMLINS (Amazon | Google Play | iTunes)

Find the StoryMen Online:

We blog at NorvilleRogers.com

Follow us on Twitter:

Matt | Clay | JR.

Here’s the stuff we’ve made:

Matt’s Books | Clay’s Books | JR.’s Messages

The Other StoryMen:

StoryMen Audio Producer: Aaron Kretzmann

Aaron’s website
Follow Aaron on Twitter

StoryMen Art by M. S. Corley

M. S. Corley’s website
Follow M. S. Corley on Twitter

StoryMen Theme Song by Anthony Mako

Anthony Mako’s website
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Would you worship in a Buffalo Wild Wings?

Story Men - Dec 19, 2014

EXODUS with Rabbi Eliyahu Fink

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The StoryMen welcome back our friend Rabbi Eliyahu Fink to discuss Ridley Scott’s new super-sized blockbuster EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS. Since we were all pretty underwhelmed by the star-studded epic, we talk about what was missing, and why NOAH was oh so much better. As Eli says, “This episode is much more entertaining than the movie!” It’s also about an hour shorter!

In this Episode:

Exodus Poster

2:23 – Holiday Movie: Love Actually

6:00 – EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS

8:30 – Should I see it?

14:00 – Bale’s Moses

30:30 – Did you like how EXODUS handles miracles?

46:00 – God

1:00:00 – Edgerton’s Ramses

1:10:00 – NOAH vs. EXODUS

1:30:00 – What should the next Biblical Epic be?

1:33:30 – Pop Culture POW

1:40:00 – Where is Fink online

Episode Links

Rabbi Eliyahu Fink

Click here to see Eli’s blog

 

Posts, Books, Etc.

Eli’s review of EXODUS for Haaretz

JR.’s review of EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS

Connect with Rabbi Eliyahu Fink

(Blog | Facebook | Twitter)

Pop Culture Picks of the Week (POW)

Eli: INTERSTELLAR (Eli’s review | JR.’s review)

Clay:Lindsey Sterling’s new album Shatter Me (Amazon | Google Play | iTunes)

JR.: BOYHOOD (Amazon | Google Play | iTunes)

Holiday Movie: LOVE ACTUALLY (Amazon | Google Play | iTunes)

Find the StoryMen Online:

We blog at NorvilleRogers.com

Follow us on Twitter:

Matt | Clay | JR.

Here’s the stuff we’ve made:

Matt’s Books | Clay’s Books | JR.’s Messages

The Other StoryMen:

StoryMen Audio Producer: Aaron Kretzmann

Aaron’s website
Follow Aaron on Twitter

StoryMen Art by M. S. Corley

M. S. Corley’s website
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StoryMen Theme Song by Anthony Mako

Anthony Mako’s website
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What did you think of EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS?

Story Men - Dec 12, 2014

The Ironic Mom's Mommyfesto with Leanne Shirtliffe

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The StoryMen welcome back Ironic Mom Leanne Shirtliffe. After they discuss the merits of the Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life, Leanne runs down some of the very worst toys of 2014. Leanne tells us about her new books, and joins us in some excellent Pop Culture Picks of the Week!

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Change Your Name Store by Leanne Shirtliffe

Check it out on Amazon

In this Episode:

3:00 – Christmas Movie: It’s a Wonderful Life

10:30 – Is JR. the Nickelback of Canada?

12:30 – Worst Toys of 2014

19:00 – The Change Your Name Store

32:00 – Mommyfesto

43:30 – Giveaway!

45:00 – Pop Culture POW

Episode Links

Check it out on Amazon

Check it out on Amazon

Leanne’s Books:

The Change Your Name Store

Mommyfesto

Don’t Lick the Minivan

Connect with Leanne

Worst Toys of 2014
Follow Leanne on Twitter
Like Leanne on Facebook
IronicMom.com (Leanne’s Blog)
StuffKidsWrite.com (Leanne’s other blog)

Media:

Christmas Movie: It’s a Wonderful Life (Amazon | Google Play | iTunes)
Book: Boy who Drew Monsters
Babadook (Amazon | Google Play | iTunes)

Links:

Punning is now illegal in China

Leanne Shirtliffe

The Ironic Mom

Pop Culture Picks of the Week (POW)

Clay: The Birdman and the Lap Dancer

Leanne: Austin Kleon’s books

JR.: TUSK (Amazon | Google Play | iTunes)

Find the StoryMen Online:

We blog at NorvilleRogers.com

Follow us on Twitter:

Matt | Clay | JR.

Here’s the stuff we’ve made:

Matt’s Books | Clay’s Books | JR.’s Messages

The Other StoryMen:

StoryMen Audio Producer: Aaron Kretzmann

Aaron’s website
Follow Aaron on Twitter

StoryMen Art by M. S. Corley

M. S. Corley’s website
Follow M. S. Corley on Twitter

StoryMen Theme Song by Anthony Mako

Anthony Mako’s website
Follow Anthony on Twitter

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