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Welcome to Get Set Free Now with award-winning businesswoman and entrepreneur, best-selling author, motivational speaker, wife and mother of five, Patty Cepeda. Prepare to be set free spiritually, physically, financially, relationally, and emotionally, to walk in all God has called you to be and to live your life as God intended. Join Patty as she helps you break through what's holding you back and soar to heights you never imagined.
 
A weekly podcast about books, writing, reading, and raccoons. Hosted by Mike Ingram and Tom McAllister, editors at Barrelhouse Magazine and authors of fiction and creative nonfiction. Winner of a 2015 Philadelphia Geek Award for Best Streaming Media Project. You don't need to read the books to enjoy the show!
 
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You’ve heard Jessica Taylor on television, on the web and on the radio for projects large and small. She has a range from youthful cool to polished sophistication. A touch of vocal texture adds depth and realness to her vocal imprint. She shines when it comes to taking direction, and has a sixth sense for understanding what it is people want. Her k…
 
Sam shares how he got started in miniature painting and the artists who have influenced his style and sense of composition and color, both in miniatures and the rest of his art. The works of people like Frazetta and Blanch and how they approach color and dimension are often far more compelling and visually interesting in Sam's mind. Sam shares some…
 
Guest: Beth Parris author of SCARED TO BE ME By sharing her personal story in her book, Beth Parris relates how she was able to overcome in various adversities in her life and powered through to become the person she is today. She coaches others in how to become in charge of their lives and love themselves through learning self-care and self-worth.…
 
Renier72 and I talk about how he got started painting wargame miniatures and how much of an influence his wife had on him being able to start painting and what an incredible partner she has been in his painting development. He also discusses some of the digital tools he uses to assist in planning paint schemes and creating stencils for his airbrush…
 
Guest: Ron Chepesiuk author of THE REAL MR. BIG Born in 1960, Jesus Ruiz Henao grew up poor, but wanted to be rich like the drug dealers he saw growing up in the cocaine-producing region of Colombia’s Valle of the Cauca. To realize his ambition, Ruiz Henao moved to London, United Kingdom, in 1985. There he and his wife settled in the quiet suburb o…
 
Ricki tells us how she became interested in painting miniatures from a museum exhibit which lead to her diving into the miniature painting hobby. She started off with some orks from Warhammer and quickly expanded the range of miniatures she painted. We also talk about how she overcomes her hesitancy to try new techniques and ideas because of the fe…
 
Guest: Ron Chepesiuk author of THE REAL MR. BIG: How A Refugee Became The UK’s Most Notorious Cocaine Kingpin "Ruiz Henao kept a low profile while he built a wide-ranging drug distribution network that extended from Colombia to Spain and Europe and to the United Kingdom. For years, he stayed one step ahead of law enforcement, making more than a bil…
 
We welcome special guest Christopher Gonzalez (I'm Not Hungry But I Could Eat) to discuss a novel that taught him a lot about flash fiction. Also discussed: the Netflix show Marriage or Mortgage, why flash fiction isn't just about word count, and how to title your novel to give critics an easy talking point. If you like the show, and would like mor…
 
Nestor "Nessie Knows" discusses the artists and miniature painters to who he looks for inspiration and advice when working on his own wargame miniatures and armies. We also discuss how various art styles from comics to posters, etc have had an influence on the colors and shading styles in Nessie's painting style and approach. Specifically, how seei…
 
Charlie talks with former National Geographic investigative reporter Bryan Christy about his debut novel, the international thriller In the Company of Killers. They discuss Bryan's long journey to novel writing, how investigative journalism can make a difference in the world, the criminal underworld, the classic image of American toxic masculinity,…
 
Guest: Warren Smith author of FAITH BASED FRAUD: A Clear-Eyed Look At Scandals Within The Church Faith-Based Fraud is a clear-eyed look at fraud in the church – from Jim and Tammy Bakker’s PTL Network to Mark Driscoll, Todd Bentley, David Jeremiah, and Bill Hybels. It is an answer to those who say that the silence of Christian leadership is approva…
 
Mike tells us about his grandfather's influence on him becoming involved with miniatures for Dungeons and Dragons and later Warhammer miniatures. We also talk about how early Youtubers like AwesomePaintJob affected his miniature painting progression when he didn't know anyone else who was into the miniature painting hobby in his local area. Mike al…
 
JULIE WILSON is Senior Manager of Digital Production Platforms and an award-winning executive producer at Penguin Random House Audio. She started her career at Random House in 2007 and has produced over a thousand audiobooks for adults and kids, including several graphic novel adaptations. Her recent production credits include working with Alicia K…
 
Sitting and Pondering is a Good Use of Hobby Time -- Mars of Mats by Mars Season 02 Episode 11 Mars and I discuss how he started his wargaming play mat business Mats by Mars out of frustrations with how long it takes to setup and start games like Malifaux, and how the business grew to the point their mats are used on almost every episode of the sho…
 
Guest: Dr. Joni Johnston Learn the terrifying truth behind the world’s deadliest serial killers… Serial killers haunt our dreams and inspire the terrifying villains of TV shows and horror movies. But how much do you really know about the minds behind the world’s deadliest killers? What drives these murderers to kill and kill again? And what fuels o…
 
Charlie and Lisa discuss her historical novel Eternal, set in Rome during the rise and fall of Italian fascism. Lisa shares background about the history of the Italian Holocaust and talks about story telling, setting, historical research, family dynamics, and the torn loyalties that can be brought about in an authoritarian state. We basically have …
 
Malev and I talk about the early days of getting into miniatures and painting. He shares thoughts on how niche of a hobby and interest this is. We also talk about how he continues to push his abilities, and how much the knowledge his work is going to appear in an official source dominates how he approaches painting. Maintaining a consistent look fo…
 
This week we're wrapping up our Winter of Wayback season by reviewing what we've learned. Which stories and essays did we love? Which pieces did we hate? What did we learn about 1968, and how did it compare to our previous presuppositions? Also, as a special bonus, Tom reviews a famous 1968 movie he'd never seen before, and Mike eats a Big Mac. If …
 
Guest: NYT Bestselling Author, Mike Rothmiller Book: TRUE CRIME CHRONICLES Serial Killers, Outlaws, and Justice … Real Crime Stories From The 1800s. What do Wyatt Earp, Belle Gunness, Big Foot the Renegade, Billy the Kid, and Dr. H.H. Holmes, and The Black Hand have in common? They were all subjects of true crime newspaper reporting in the 1800s, a…
 
Guest: Steve Kosareff, author of Satin Pumps: The Moonlit Murder that Mesmerized the Nation It was the midcentury murder that fascinated a nation and kept it glued for two years to radio, television and newspapers through three trials. Set against the midcentury CinemaScope glamour of Hollywood, Las Vegas and Palm Springs, “Satin Pumps: The Moonlit…
 
As the adopted son of two cult leaders, Benjamin Risha was raised to someday assume a place of leadership in the Tony and Susan Alamo Christian Foundation with the Bible, and his parents’ interpretation of it, as his guide. He believed the prophecies of his adoptive mother and father, which included them being the two prophets foretold in the Book …
 
Guest: Wilveria Sanders, sister of missing Shelton Sanders We will discuss the missing persons/unsolved homicide case of Shelton Sanders, the circumstances and what his family and organizations have done to keep his case in the forefront and bring resolution. Shelton Sanders was a young promising black male and a high achieving student at the Unive…
 
This week we continue our exploration of 1968 by checking out a Bernard Malamud story, "Man in the Drawer," which won the O'Henry prize that year. Also: what were hippies up to in 1968? We take a deep dive into newspaper archives to learn how that term was being used, and what it could tell us about the state of the counterculture (and the attitude…
 
Justin talks about the full-time commission work, why he ultimately had to stop after six years of full-time commission painting, and what he learned from the experience. We also talk about how Justin uses telling the miniature's story as motivation to finish the project, uses the miniature's story to determine the colors and effects used on the mi…
 
This week we continue our Winter of Wayback season by checking out a couple stories from the 1969 Best American Short Stories anthology (featuring stories published in 1968). We intentionally chose authors we didn't know anything about, though it turns out both writers went on to fairly celebrated careers, albeit in different genres. Norma Klein be…
 
Charlie and Jill discuss here new novel Everything After touching on a wide range of topics from marriage to intimacy, pregnancy and miscarriage to the decisions we have made in our past and how we see those choices when we look back on them. Jill's thoughtful exploration of love, music, and the paths of our lives leads to a great conversation.…
 
Chris talks about subassemblies, painting areas that will never be seen, and what an airbrushed effect should look like once finished. We also talk about streaming miniature painting, the pressure to provide entertainment 100% of the time for an audience, and choosing a miniature to paint on stream next. We also chat about keeping multiple projects…
 
This week we continue our Winter of Wayback season by reading a dispatch about the 1968 Democratic National Convention written for Esquire by William S. Burroughs. The convention itself was famously contentious, and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley was criticized for allegedly allowing the cops to run roughshod over protesters outside the convention hal…
 
Gamerdadnc and I chat about choosing color schemes for armies and warbands, how moving away from using a single brand of hobby paint to using multiple brands and artist paints has influenced his decision-making process and how he had to think about his color choices now. - https://www.twitch.tv/gamerdadnc - https://www.instagram.com/gamerdadnc/ - h…
 
Charlie talks with NYT bestselling author Carol Edgarian about her latest novel, Vera, set before, during, and after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake—an event that also shows up in Charlie's novel Escaping Dreamland. They discuss not just earthquakes but racism, powerful women, the way disasters shape us and challenge us, how we learn from our cha…
 
This week, we're continuing our Winter of Wayback trip to 1968 by reading a story, "Boys and Girls," from Alice Munro's first story collection. We revisit arguments about Munro's stories from our grad school years, and consider the unique structure of her stories, which often rely less on plot trajectory than on a kind of synthesis, looking at a ch…
 
A multiple Audie Award winner, Odyssey Award winner, multiple Earphones Award winner, and multiple Voice Arts Award winner, P.J. Ochlan's work behind the microphone began in 1987 as a young voice actor with many commercials and promos. Since then he has lent his diverse talents to virtually every voiceover genre. Most notably, he is a widely acclai…
 
This week we're continuing our Winter of Wayback season, in which we've been reading books, stories and essays from 1968, a year that parallels our current moment in a number of ways. Writer Lyz Lenz (God Land, Belabored) joins us to discuss a writer she admires from that era: Ellen Willis, who began her career as a music journalist but did some of…
 
Dani and I talk about how she got started painting miniatures, why she pushes herself to improve, and what she does to help her process how own thoughts and emotions in a constructive and creative manner. We also discuss the influence of music and color as inspiration to her painting. She has a background education in art, and we talk about how tha…
 
This week we're continuing our trip through 1968 by checking out the very first issue of a literary journal that still exists, and has published lots of famous writers: The South Carolina Review. The debut issue includes an essay on race relations in South Carolina, by an esteemed journalist, as well as a short story by Max Steele, who had one of t…
 
Charlie talks with historical novelist and longtime friend Erika Robuck about her new novel The Invisible Woman, which follows the exploits of Virginia Hall, an Allied operative who, despite having lost a leg, worked behind enemy lines during World War II. They discuss research, bravery, and the fine line between fiction and non-fiction along with …
 
Devonian and I talk about how impactful and important taking hobby classes and finding painting mentors have been to his development as a painter. Devonian also talks about his struggles with going back to finish projects he lost interest in, and why he keeps some miniatures as a reminder of how far he's come. Links of Note Roman Lappat - https://w…
 
This week we're discussing the debut novel by N. Scott Momaday, House Made of Dawn, which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1968. The book had an interesting road to publication, and the prize seemed to take both the author and his publishing house by surprise. We look at how people were writing about the novel in 1968, and discover that--surpr…
 
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