25 episodes

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 Joshua Blum

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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 #452: Experimenting with AI Vocals to See If I Can Turn My Male Voice Female

    The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #452: Experimenting with AI Vocals to See If I Can Turn My Male Voice Female

    I attempt to use AI software to transform my (male) bass singing voice into female vocals. The results were surprising!

    The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #451: Welcome, Fantasy Author Melinda Kucsera to the Show

    The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #451: Welcome, Fantasy Author Melinda Kucsera to the Show

    Indie fantasy author Melinda Kucsera joins me to talk about the world of her many fantasy series as well as the craft of writing and creating worlds and lore.

    The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #450: Remembering The Easy Exercise Plan and making a Thirteenth Hour Exercise Card Deck

    The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #450: Remembering The Easy Exercise Plan and making a Thirteenth Hour Exercise Card Deck

    Ideas on creating short exercise routines ("exercise snacks") randomized as a card game that can be done in a few minutes without any equipment based on Logan from The Thirteenth Hour's prison cell workout based on 4 segments - loosening up, body weight strength, martial arts, and stretching/meditation.

    The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #449: Welcome My Brother, Jeremy, and Adam Crohn as Talk About The Ice Pirates (1984)

    The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #449: Welcome My Brother, Jeremy, and Adam Crohn as Talk About The Ice Pirates (1984)

    My brother, Adam Crohn, and I watch the 1984 film, The Ice Pirates - a great mix of campy action and comedy best viewed with an ice cold glass of water!.

    The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #448: Thoughts on a New Thirteenth Hour Story and Card Game

    The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #448: Thoughts on a New Thirteenth Hour Story and Card Game

    Ideas on a new Thirteenth Hour short story and card game - Logan and Aurora want to get married in the Fairy Chateau, which is very expensive and booked for years in advance. What chance so two unemployed penniless orphans have? If they can solve the mystery of the Chateau's haunted wood, rumored to be the lair of a mysterious dragon and a fairy king and his warriors gone rogue and make it out alive, they just might be able to make a booking. Piece of cake, right? Wedding planning's never easy, even in a fantasy story!

    The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #447: Working on a Thirteenth Hour Medley

    The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #447: Working on a Thirteenth Hour Medley

    Working on combining six Thirteenth Hour soundtrack pieces into one piano medley.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Blummer ,

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!)

Doug Bernon ,

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.

whistlekick ,

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.

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