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 #353: Welcome My Brother, Jeremy, as We Talk About Mazes and Monsters (1982)

    The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #353: Welcome My Brother, Jeremy, as We Talk About Mazes and Monsters (1982)

    The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #353: Welcome My Brother, Jeremy, as We Talk About Mazes and Monsters (1982) https://archive.org/download/podcast-353/Podcast%20353.mp3 This week, Jeremy and I are tackling the 1982 TV movie, Mazes and Monsters!  This was a movie (based on a novel by Rona Jaffe) released in the midst of the popularity of Dungeons and Dragons as…Read more The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #353: Welcome My Brother, Jeremy, as We Talk About Mazes and Monsters (1982)

    The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #352: Musical Interlude – Making a C#m Descending Chord Progression on Synth

    The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #352: Musical Interlude – Making a C#m Descending Chord Progression on Synth

    The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #352: Musical Interlude – Making a C#m Descending Chord Progression on Synth https://archive.org/download/podcast-352/Podcast%20352.mp3 This week, I’m making a repeating chord progression in C#m for a little collaboration with past show guest Jeff Finley, who recently told me about an instrument called a handpan, which is kind of like a steel drum…Read more The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #352: Musical Interlude – Making a C#m Descending Chord Progression on Synth

    The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #351: Masters of the Universe (1987) with Joe and Adam

    The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #351: Masters of the Universe (1987) with Joe and Adam

    The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #351: Masters of the Universe (1987) with Joe and Adam https://archive.org/download/podcast-351/Podcast%20351.mp3 Today, I’m joined by my friends Joseph Esch and Adam Crohn to talk about the 1987 film, Masters of the Universe, which despite being a fan of the toys and the cartoon as a kid, I missed seeing at the…Read more The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #351: Masters of the Universe (1987) with Joe and Adam

    The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #350: Musical Interlude – Making a 30 Sec Synthesizer Countdown Track

    The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #350: Musical Interlude – Making a 30 Sec Synthesizer Countdown Track

    The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #350: Musical Interlude – Making a 30 Sec Synthesizer Countdown Track https://archive.org/download/podcast-350/Podcast%20350.mp3 This week, I thought I’d make a little piece of music as an unsolicited surprise for my friend Jeremy over at Whistlekick, who also does a little morning show called First Cup where he and other martial artists often…Read more The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #350: Musical Interlude – Making a 30 Sec Synthesizer Countdown Track

    The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #349: Welcome My Brother, Jeremy, as We Talk About Highlander (1986) Part 2

    The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #349: Welcome My Brother, Jeremy, as We Talk About Highlander (1986) Part 2

    The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #349: Welcome My Brother, Jeremy, as We Talk About The Highlander (1986) Part 2 https://archive.org/download/podcast-349/Podcast%20349.mp3 This week, my brother, Jeremy, rejoins the show to talk about the 80s movie, Highlander.   You can listen to the first part of this episode here  and, if you have not seen the film, you can…Read more The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #349: Welcome My Brother, Jeremy, as We Talk About Highlander (1986) Part 2

    The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #348: Welcome My Brother, Jeremy, as We Talk About Highlander (1986) Part 1

    The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #348: Welcome My Brother, Jeremy, as We Talk About Highlander (1986) Part 1

    The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #348: Welcome My Brother, Jeremy, as We Talk About The Highlander (1986) Part 1 https://archive.org/download/podcast-348/Podcast%20348.mp3   This week, my brother, Jeremy, rejoins the show to talk about the 80s movie, Highlander.   This was a film I watched in high school I believe for a history class report on 1980s movies, and…Read more The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #348: Welcome My Brother, Jeremy, as We Talk About Highlander (1986) Part 1

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8 Ratings

8 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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