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Bards are the storytellers, creators, musicians, and performers who help to inspire the rest of the adventuring party in most fictional settings. The Dungeons & Dragons Handbook explains that the place where these bards gather to swap tales and learn from each other is called a Bards College. Dustin Walker and Wendi Olsen hope to create such a gathering place where people can tell their story, share their secrets, and maybe even inspire us all to be a tad bit more awesome. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bardscollege/support

Bards College Dustin Walker

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Bards are the storytellers, creators, musicians, and performers who help to inspire the rest of the adventuring party in most fictional settings. The Dungeons & Dragons Handbook explains that the place where these bards gather to swap tales and learn from each other is called a Bards College. Dustin Walker and Wendi Olsen hope to create such a gathering place where people can tell their story, share their secrets, and maybe even inspire us all to be a tad bit more awesome. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bardscollege/support

    Viking Strong With Lloyd Kenwright

    Viking Strong With Lloyd Kenwright

    Our guest in this episode is Lloyd Kenwright, owner of Valhalla Training Academy in Liverpool, England. He walks us through his journey from garage mechanic, to helicopter pilot, to total hardcore owner of a Viking inspired fitness center. Steel mace workouts, lifting stones, and going on voyages across Scotland to prove your mettle are just a few of the topics we dive into. 

    We talk about some of the interesting people we meet along the way in our journeys. For Lloyd it was being able to connect with other adventurous spirits including Chainsaw experts, knife makers, and gypsy cart owners. 

    We wrap up with some LOTR geek outs and advice for those looking to get primal with their fitness.

    Super fun and interesting chat! Definitely go get to know Lloyd on his Instagram page here. He is inspiring, strong, and completely hilarious. 


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    Musical Journeys With Kathleen

    Musical Journeys With Kathleen

    Our guest in this episode is Kathleen, a singer-songwriter who has roots in Appalachia and a sense of adventure as she has traveled all across the globe. She shares some of her musical journey with us and her thoughts on songwriting, musical inspiration, and what it takes to get your content out into the hands of listeners. Having lived in places like Japan, Spain, and Germany she shares her ideas on how to make international travel as smooth as possible while also exploring and enjoying the different cultures you may encounter. 

    We had a great time getting to know her and invite you to check out her music by clicking the links below.

    Apple Music or on Spotify.

    Kathleen can also be found on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/kathleenssongs/


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    • 53 min
    5 Star Rated

    5 Star Rated

    Do we tend to make decisions on what we consume based primarily on the opinions of total strangers? Or do we put our fate into the hands of the All-Knowing Algorithm? Think back to the last time you stepped into a restaurant without knowing a single thing about it. What was the last book you read based entirely on the description on the dust jacket? 

    In this episode we start by talking about the recent backlash being dished out to the new Star Wars series, The Book Of Boba Fett. Then, we discuss some of our favorite things that may have been poorly reviewed by critics or the general public, but continue to be a guilty pleasure. 

    Shoutout to Firmbee.com on Unsplash for the cover art this time around.


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    • 56 min
    Rainbow Land With Katy Haile

    Rainbow Land With Katy Haile

    Katy Haile is the owner and curator of the largest Rainbow Brite collection in the world. We had the pleasure of taking a tour of Katy's museum and we were instantly swept up in amazing 1980's nostalgia. Katy talks about the joys and challenges of being a collector and diehard fan of any franchise. She also talks about how we can apply some of Rainbow Brite's story into our lives today. If you are a fan of anything 1980's, you are going to want to join us on this one. 

    Learn more about Katy and her collection at www.rainbowbrite.net


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    Tweeting With Kindness With Lauren Hottinger

    Tweeting With Kindness With Lauren Hottinger

    Not only does Lauren Hottinger star on the D&D actual play podcast, Intelligence Check, she also gardens, hand draws maps, sings, and is one of the kindest, most generous people you will meet on Twitter. We had a blast getting to know her and discussing how one can stay positive and kind in a typically toxic and negative social media environment. 

    Lauren has some great stories and examples of the effects of kindness on others as well as some strategies on how to cope with those days when you are going through low moments yourself.

    Follow Lauren on Twitter @HottingerLauren

    Other podcasts mentioned in this episode include Crit! Like a Girl and Dungeons And Dinners.


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Woodworking with Carson Leavitt

    Woodworking with Carson Leavitt

    Carson is a woodworker, mom of 3, and Etsy shop owner. She fell in love with woodworking after taking some introductory courses and is now creating everything from interior design pieces to an entire bed! In this episode she tells her tale of finding creativity through theater and now being able to express that through her woodworking. She shares some tips and tricks for those who may be interested in getting started with woodworking.

    She can be found on Instagram at www.instagram.com/cmlmade and on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/CMLMade


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    • 37 min

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