episode 20 with composer Stephen Ridley

In episode 20 I talk with Stephen Ridley, a professional music composer, who has done television, movie, advertising, and other works.

Check his music out at stephenridley.com – right now it takes you to his SoundCloud page, where he has his music available. We discuss one of his works, “Symphony for Percussion,” during the course of this episode, though listening to the music beforehand isn’t strictly necessary. You’ll probably want to afterwards!


episode 19 – with Sharon Soliday of The Hello Foundation

In episode 19, I talk with Sharon Soliday, founder of The Hello Foundation, which does speech and language therapy. In addition to their regular work, they send teams around the world to get their therapies to people who would otherwise not have access to them, and to train local professionals on their techniques. Enjoy!

Link to the Hello Foundation: http://thehellofoundation.com/online-therapy/


Episode 18 with Alex – 30 countries, 17 years old!

Episode 18 is here! We talk with Alex, who is a citizen of New Zealand, but has been there for less than a year of his life. We discuss the several countries he’s lived in, especially Singapore, where he lives now, and what it has been like growing up as a globetrotter.

Episode 17 – part 2 of 2 of ‘The Shining’ commentary

In this second part of the full-movie-length commentary track, host Brandon Starr continues his discussion of the underlying themes and film techniques that make Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ one of the most remarkable films of all time.

Enjoy! If you have questions or comments, please contact us at cryptobiography@gmail.com

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.