Episode 16 – ‘The Shining’ – beyond horrorshow – part 1 of 2

Episode 16 is here! In this unusual episode, host Brandon Starr talks about the movie ‘The Shining,’ directed by Stanley Kubrick. It is done in a commentary track style, so if you wish you can watch the movie while listening to this podcast as a secondary audio track.

Brandon discusses some of the themes and methods used in ‘The Shining’ that make it so unsettling, while also delving into some of the movie’s themes that show that the movie is more than a simple spook show.

This is part 1 of 2.


episode 15 – Tina talks about leading a gaming guild

Episode 15 is here! In it, I speak with Tina, who lives in New Zealand, about the unique challenges of being a woman leading a gaming guild. Enjoy!

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Episode 14 – voice over work with Jason Zenobia

In episode 14, I talk with Jason Zenobia, who is a professional voice over talent. We discuss what that entails, how he started, and what it takes to get voice over work.

If you want to contact Jason, he is at jason.zenobia@gmail.com, or you can visit his site at www.zenobiavoice.com


Episode 12 – the vasectomy

Episode 12 is here! In it, host Brandon Starr talks about a subject that doesn’t get a lot of discussion: what it’s like to get a vasectomy.

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Episode 11 – with Charlie aka Kranitoko

Episode 11 is here! Charlie, aka Kranitoko, who for years has run a successful YouTube channel, kranitokogames – https://www.youtube.com/user/KranitokoGames – discusses starting and running a YouTube channel, including the costs and benefits, and also discusses the difficulties that arose when his mother, whom he helped care for, became terminally ill.

Episode 10 – part 2 of 2 with Marie about online dating

Episode 10 is here, bringing the second part of the talk with Marie about online dating.  Enjoy!

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Episode 9 – online dating with Marie, part 1 of 2

Episode 9 is out! I talk with Marie about online dating, something we are both participating in, and in fact was how we met.  Part 2 will be next Sunday.

Enjoy!  And you can subscribe to the show on iTunes to catch these automatically.

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Episode 8 – FibroJedi!

In this episode we speak with Martin, aka FibroJedi, who has created an online group for support and explaining fibromyalgia, a chronic pain disease he has, and to allow him creative outlets as well. We also talk about being a parent and how he finds the best ways to deal with his condition.

He’s online at fibrojedi.me.uk

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Episode 7 – Spencer

Episode 7 is here! Spencer talks about what he’s doing in his life, why he enjoys it and why it suits him. We also find out how his upbringing fed into his finding out what would work for him as an adult.

If you have questions or comments about the show, please let me know at cryptobiography@gmail.com. iTunes reviews are always appreciated! And if you have a story you’d like to share, please email it or attach it as an audio file to the email above, or contact me there or on Twitter or Facebook if you’d like to set up a time to chat.