When You Hear This Sound – Episode 5: Star Wars


Check out the latest episode of my new podcast, When You Hear This Sound!  I’m taking a bit of a break after the birth of my son, so this is just a quickie episode with a majority of the show just being the audio from the 1979 record book for Star Wars.  Next week I’ll present The Empire Strikes Back, and the week after that, Return of the Jedi.

Even still, this is a fun record, so I recommend giving it a spin.


Strange States Launched


It’s finally here!  My new, regular series for mental_floss – Strange States – has launched after months of writing behind the scenes.  Every week I’m bringing readers stories about the unusual people, places, and things in each of the 50 states.  So far I’ve written months worth of entries, so I’m well ahead of the game.  But I’ve also had a request to focus on a few special states with multiple entries in the same week, so that should be fun, too.

Anyway, check out the first entry, Strange Alabama.

When You Hear This Sound – Episode 4: The Amazing Adventures of Pac-Man


The latest episode of my one-man podcast, When You Hear This Sound, is up over at Bubble Pipe Network.  I cover one of the strangest albums in my collection, The Amazing Adventures of Pac-Man, from Kid Stuff Records.  It’s a trip, so I highly recommend you give it a spin!


Elysium: The Art of the Film

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I posted a review of Titan Books’ Elysium: The Art of the Film over at Top Hat Sasquatch this week.  I was really impressed by it, so it’s worth picking up if you’re a fan of the film or concept art.


When You Hear This Sound Episode 3 – Kojak


I had a blast putting together the latest episode of my new podcast, When You Hear This Sound.  I barely remember Kojak, but I’m really glad I learned a little more about Telly Savalas and his most memorable role.

Check out the show over at Top Hat Sasquatch, complete with (terrible) pictures of the comic!