The Thirteenth Hour books are 80s inspired illustrated fairy tale fantasy novels that pay homage to fantasy, sci fi, and teen movies from the 80s as well as the music of that era. This podcast explores aspects of 80s culture as well as a wide variety of influences behind the books. Companion site: http://13thhr.wordpress.com
The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #381: Making a Styrofoam VHS Case for the Thirteenth Hour Action Figures
Using a hot knife to cut some foam to make a case for action figures that will fit inside a VHS tape cover.
The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #380: Making Homemade Shrinky Dinks
Making a homemade shrinky dinks out of reused materials (made of #6 polystyrene).
The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #379: Making a Thirteenth Hour VHS Cover
Making a VHS cover in which to package The Thirteenth Hour action figures
The Thirteenth Hour Podcast Exclusive Preview and Like a Hood Ornament #44: A Conversation with Billy Campbell of the Rocketeer!
Billy Campbell (The Rocketeer) joins the show!
The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #378: Revising “I’m Here, You’re Not” (for The Thirteenth Hour Soundtrack) and Updates on Toys and Future Episodes
The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #378: Revising “I’m Here, You’re Not” (for The Thirteenth Hour Soundtrack) and Updates on Toys and Future Episodes https://archive.org/download/podcast-378/Podcast%20378.mp3 This past week, I worked on finishing a track started back in Episode 364 accompanying a short segment from The Thirteenth Hour where Logan meets his crewmates again in a dream. When I finished…Read more The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #378: Revising “I’m Here, You’re Not” (for The Thirteenth Hour Soundtrack) and Updates on Toys and Future Episodes
The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #377: Welcome My Brother, Jeremy, as We Talk About Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #377: Welcome My Brother, Jeremy, as We Talk About Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) https://archive.org/download/podcast-377/Podcast%20377.mp3 This week, my brother and I are watching the 1985 film, Young Sherlock Holmes, which we had both seen as kids but not recently. This is probably both our favorite of the ones we have watched for…Read more The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #377: Welcome My Brother, Jeremy, as We Talk About Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
One rad podcast
The Thirteenth Hour podcast is the perfect trip for any ‘80s kid (or ‘80s kid at heart) who wants to bask in nostalgia and rediscover everything from classic sword and sorcery movies to synthwave music hailing from a time that never quite existed. Josh Blum talks about all of these topics and more, basing each episode around the various inspirations that drove him to write a fantasy novel bearing the same name as his show. Great listening for fans of the Rocketeer, dreamers and anyone who’s ever envisioned soaring into the skies atop a magic surfboard! (That’s a reference to Josh’s book version of The Thirteenth Hour - well worth reading!)
The Thirteenth Hour
My dog, Rufus T Firefly, behaves way better when I’m listening to The Thirteenth hour while we’re walking. He suggests this is because I amble slower and am more smitten by his antics as well as the beauty and absurdities of life. He attributes that to Josh Blum who invites us to join him on a leisurely, thoughtful, and wry romp through the magical and droll, as he explores his own creative processes and delights. His enthusiasm and amusement are contagious. Often I have to rewind so I can hear what he just said because his commentary has catapulted me into some reverie of my own, which I suspect was his intention all along. At the end of each episode Josh reminds us to help create the world we want to be in. That sure works for me.
A great show
There are a lot of podcasts, and many of them feel the same. This one doesn't, and for that reason alone, deserves your attention.