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Archived Storytelling Episodes

August 12, 2006 -

Episode 23 - Pigskin Payoff

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Facing my fears head-on, I grappled with the football, aligned my fingers on the laces, and took a deep breath. ALSO - A special, FREE offer for all my terrific listeners!

August 5, 2006 -

Episode 22 - Dr. Whatcha Macallit

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A kitten update, seven minute doctor visits, a new power struggle within my house.

July 29, 2006 -

Episode 21 - Bad Daddy

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A kitten rescue, a $3,000 Ebay mistake, then two tales that will surely get me nominated for the Bad Daddy of the Year Award.

July 23, 2006 -

Episode 20 - Scary Transaction

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Music: Opening theme: 'Inside Joke' - Little Thom,
Closing music: 'Like a Fool' - Sonny Combs and Kitty Kat Rodeo, both available at http://music.podshow.com

In this off-the-cuff episode, I tell a tale of a recent Ebay transaction that tried my patience and my courage.

July 15, 2006 -

Episode 19 - Mr. Zimmer

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Music: Opening theme: 'Inside Joke' - Little Thom,
Closing music: California - Barb Carbon, both available at http://music.podshow.com

The journey into your teens isn’t always easy. I made a friend along the way who helped me understand the importance of living life on its own terms.

The Block - Season One, Complete

The complete first season - Parts 1 - 6. [50 MB download] Superfluous intros and outros have been removed.

July 1, 2006 -

Episode 18 - The Block (part six, Season Finale)

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Music: Preamble transition music: Sunrise - Torchomatick,
Closing theme: Stars - Blazej Lindner

Sunrise and Stars are available at: http://music.podshow.com

In this season finale of The Block, we do a quick recap, then launch into the episode starting with the showdown between Brent and Steve.

Check out The Unblog for details on the 'Wrap Party' for the first season of The Block in Second Life - TONIGHT!

June 24, 2006 -

Episode 17 - The Block (part five, Herman's World)

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Music: Preamble transition music: Sunrise - Torchomatick,
The Block closing theme: The Glass Roof - Torchomatic

The Glass Roof and Sunrise are available at: http://music.podshow.com

In this fifth episode Herman’s true identity is revealed; Charlotte finally stumbles home; and gunshots ring out in Steve’s house.

Check out The Unblog for details on the 'Wrap Party' for the first season of The Block in Second Life - Next Saturday, July 1st - 6pm Pacific.

June 17, 2006 -

Episode 16 - The Block (part four, Eye Witnesses)

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Music: Preamble transition music: Sunrise - Torchomatick,
The Block theme: Upper Structure - DJ AKid,
Music in Steve's pad: Surf Goddess - The Spy Surfs
Bad girl music: Bad Attraction - Brad Sucks
The Block closing theme: The Glass Roof - Torchomatic

The Journey Within is available at www.podsafeaudio.com
Surf Goddess, Bad Attraction, The Glass Roof, Upper Structure, and Sunrise are available at: http://music.podshow.com

In this fourth episode we catch up with Christine and Swingin' Steve in his swank pad. Christine's daughter, Samantha chooses a bad boy who's a little more than she bargained for.

June 10, 2006 -

Episode 15 - The Block (part three, Scott's World)

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Music: Preamble transition music: Sunrise - Torchomatick,
The Block theme: Upper Structure - DJ AKid,
Music in living room: Down - Endless Blue
Party Music: The Journey Within - The Flavor Foundation
The Block closing theme: The Glass Roof - Torchomatic

The Journey Within is available at www.podsafeaudio.com
Down, The Glass Roof, Upper Structure, and Sunrise are available at: http://music.podshow.com

In this third episode we are taken into Scott's world, and witness his plans as he plots out the last hour of his life.

June 3, 2006 -

Episode 14 - The Block (part two, Buried Secrets)

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Music: Preamble transition music: Sunrise - Torchomatick,
The Block theme: Upper Structure - DJ AKid,
Party Music: El Diablito - Carne Cruda and The Journey Within - The Flavor Foundation
The Block closing theme: The Glass Roof - Torchomatic

El Diabilito and The Journey Within both are available at www.podsafeaudio.com
The Glass Roof, Upper Structure, and Sunrise are available at: http://music.podshow.com

In this second episode of the block we are introduced to Scott who has more than just secrets buried in his brain. We also meet his flirtatious lush of a wife, Charlotte. Did Swingin' Steve 'bleed-out' in the pool? Tune in to find out.

May 27, 2006 -

Episode 13 - The Block (part one, The Hermit)

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Music: Preamble transition music: Sunrise - Torchomatick,
The Block theme: Upper Structure - DJ AKid,
Party Music: El Diablito - Carne Cruda and The Journey Within - The Flavor Foundation
The Block closing theme: The Glass Roof - Torchomatic

El Diabilito and The Journey Within both are available at www.podsafeaudio.com
The Glass Roof, Upper Structure, and Sunrise are available at: http://music.podshow.com

In this first installment of The Block, I introduce The Hermit, The Greens, Swingin' Steve, and Julie and Jerry. We gather at Julie and Jerry's BBQ/Pool party where Swingin' Steve makes a comment to The Hermit which may very well cost him his life.

May 20, 2006 -

Episode 12 - Rewind

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Music: Reggae clip: I am Not Afraid - Majek Fashek,
Opening theme: 'Inside Joke' - Little Thom,
Closing music: Living for the Moment - Marc Doiron, all available at http://music.podshow.com

"I had stepped off the moving sidewalk that carried me at an even pace through my years as a young man, and right onto a well-greased Slip 'N Slide that's sending me screaming into middle-age!"

May 7, 2006 -

Episode 11 - New Turf (part two)

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Music: Opening theme: 'Inside Joke' - Little Thom,
Closing music: Let the Magic In - Boffius, both available at http://music.podshow.com

"They crawled up between the Kentucky Bluegrass and put a stranglehold on the Dwarf Samoan Fescue."

April 29, 2006 -

Episode 10 - New Turf (part one)

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Music: Opening theme: 'Inside Joke' - Little Thom, available at http://music.podshow.com
Closing music: When Kitty Eyes are Smiling - Marc Gunn, available at www.podsafeaudio.com

"Whatever I did should be as discrete as possible. He shouldn’t know I was to blame, but should suspect me without any way to prove it."

April 22, 2006 -

Episode 9 - Collateral Damage

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"I'm almost certain that somewhere in there he was thinking about his unborn daughter because with all the heat, the sand blowing in our faces, the recent and impending fight with his new bride, he was still able to let a thin smile grow across his face."

April 15, 2006 -

Episode 8 - YeeeHaa!

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Music: Opening theme: 'Inside Joke' - Little Thom, Closing music: Hillbilly Homestead - 1 Brick Daniels, both available at http://music.podshow.com

These boots weren’t meant for runnin’! Country Western dancing, a Wyatt Earp sighting, and the search for a quality joint to meet people.

April 8, 2006 -

Episode 7 - Stumbling Toward Agony

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Music: Opening theme: 'Inside Joke' - Little Thorn, Closing music: Same as opening music, available at http://music.podshow.com

In this episode I mention my dreams about my wife taking over the show; read some listener feedback from Victoria, and then tell about my recent, painful experience with martial arts.

April 2, 2006 -

Episode 6 - The Wife

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Music: Opening theme: 'Inside Joke' - Little Thorn, Closing music: 'Moonshine' - Geoff Martyn, both available at http://music.podshow.com

The beginning of the end, or the beginning of the beginning - you decide. Finally dragged my wife (my funnier half) to the loft to record an episode in which we talk about how we met and touch on why we're still together.

March 25, 2006 -

Episode 5 - The Diet

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Music: Closing music: 'Make it go away' - David Henderson, www.podsafeaudio.com

"As an accomplished and recognized over-eater, I'm pleased to admit that my latest attempts at portion control seem to be working." I talk about a disturbing event I witnessed on my way home from work, then drop into a story about my latest attempt at eating 'right.'

March 18, 2006 -

Episode 4 - Chuck White, Voice-Over Artist Extraordinaire

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Music: Closing music: 'Almost Everything' - Uma Floresta, www.podsafeaudio.com

In this, the first interview podcast for the Unreal OC, I speak with Chuck White, a local OC resident and voice-over artist. Chuck has done voice-over work for movies, dozens of commercials, interactive video games, and is the public address announcer for the past several Rose Bowl games. He talks about his love for the craft, and gives advice to those who may want to break into the field. He also talks about his on-screen acting role in the new Oliver Stone film being released this summer. Click HERE to view Chuck's resume.

March 10, 2006 -

Episode 3 - Clowns

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Music: Closing music: 'Here I am' - Everyday Jones, www.podsafeaudio.com

I recount my family's visit to the Orange County fair, and how I managed to 'damage' a clown; then talk about my brief, unimaginably horrific foray into the world of the birthday clown.

March 3, 2006 -

Episode 2 - Albert

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Music: Opening theme: 'Inside Joke' - Little Thorn; Closing music: 'Darkness (Leave the Light On)' - David Gielan, www.podsafeaudio.com

II endulge in a little rant about how a pop filter can cost $60, then drop into the story about my experiences during a night hike in Big Bear.

February 26, 2006 -

Episode 1 - The Rabbit

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Music: Opening theme: 'Inside Joke' - Little Thorn, http://music.podshow.com, Closing music: 'Over' - David Gielan, www.podsafeaudio.com

In this first episode I talk about the origin of the term 'Orange curtain,' and the rumored cultural differences between the OC and Los Angeles county. A couple emails related to this will be read on an upcoming episode so write in and let me know your thoughts. I take you on a little jaunt down memory lane when Disneyland held a different type of thrill than it does now, and reflect on chasing your youth at any age.

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