In the 18th century, the English took conspicuous consumption to a whole new level when they hired actual old men to live in their gardens as ornamental hermits.
I Am Not Making This Up: Ep. 11 People Were Once Paid To Be Garden Gnomes. This Is A Thing That Happened.
Lots of kids talk about running away to join the circus or become pirates. But few actually do it.
However in 1716, one boy did. His name as John King, and he was around ten years old.
If you don’t have a lot of patience to listen to the audio, it says that starting next week, I’ll be producing the I Am Not Making This Up podcast twice a month instead of only once. From now on, look for it on the first and third Monday of every month.
If you think politics now is strange, we have nothing on the ancient Catholic Church. At one point, a sitting pope put a former pope on trial. It went a little like the Monty Python dead parrot sketch.
Wander Radio Productions, a variety show podcast has asked to re-air the I’m Not Making This Up Podcast as a segment on their show. Their podcast is a reboot of an older show, so hopefully it’ll have a bit of a ready-made audience. The show is a variety radio show format, with short episodes […]Read the rest of this entry »
The I’m Not Making This Up Podcast is on Stitcher in addition to iTunes. So if that’s your preferred means of Podcast delivery, you can get my podcast there. And if you like it, leave a review. That’s how I get love from the podcast overlords and find new listeners. The link is here. And […]Read the rest of this entry »
My short story, The Hobos, The Devil and James Dean’s Car is featured over at the pulp magazine Crimson Streets. You can read it here. In honor of the publication, I’m podcasting an abridged version of the article that inspired the story. If you’d like to read the longer article, you can do so here. […]
As I post this, my computer is dying and my husband is trying to get me off of it so that he can back up his files before the disk crashes for good. The podcast hasn’t been field tested, so hopefully it’s all good. If not, I’ll fix it tomorrow. Here is the Christmas Episode […]
It’s hard to believe, but I haven’t put out a YDP audio roadshow since April (and that was a rebroadcast). But I’ll save the excuses, and get down to business. Last weekend Yard Dog Press was at Glich Con in Bentonville, where the house did very well. Especially considering that this convention is more anime, […]
If you like movies, you probably already know that the wizard is back! Oz the Great and Powerful is in movie theaters right now. This movie tells the story of Oscar (with a long name), nicknamed Oz, a carnival magician who lands in the powerful land of Oz and is automatically assumed to be a powerful wizard […]