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 The Murdoc Jones Show, EP 3 - A Conversation with Josh Usera, Actual Ninja | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:04

The Murdoc Jones Show, EP 3 - A Conversation with Josh Usera, Actual Ninja From MurdocJones.com: With the goal of increasing the nation’s testosterone – We are joined by Josh Usera, MMA Trainer, 5th Degree Black Belt, and actual Ninja. Learn how to come out as a Ninja, Why you feel like you want to kick those fat people in the scooters when you know they can walk, and were people more freaky in 1912? All good questions, Grasshopper. Lastly… What is ‘imitation calamari’ made out of? (hint: Rectum, Damn Near Killed Him! Editorial Note: This episode - and the entirety of The Murdoc Jones Show - defines NSFW. Everything in this episode is, clearly, satire. Needless to say, however, the views and opinions expressed in this episode are not those of KoPoint, INC. or any of our associates. This program was recorded in South Dakota. Please forgive the accent and ignore the buffalo. Discover more great shows like this by visiting KoPoint on iTunes. Thanks for listening.

 The Importance of Friends | Managing the Gray | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 9:01

The Importance of Friends | Managing the Gray CC Chapman Friendships are some of the most important things in the world to me. This past week I had a few friends over to the house and it reminded me how important it is to have friends that will be honest, constructive and challenging all at the same time. After reading the latest from AJ Leon, I was inspired to record this. If you have never heard the friends vs. Friends podcast from 2007 I referenced, give it a listen. Thank you to all my friends out there. You make my world a better place. KoPoint on iTunes. Thanks for listening.

 The Death Wish Edition | Digital Flotsam | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:45

The Death Wish Edition | Digital Flotsam By PW Fenton KoPoint The ways I tried to hold my life to less than a decade. It’s a wonder I am still here. Some fine folks, living and dead, contributed to the making of this episode… KoPoint on iTunes. Thanks for listening.

 The Minecraft Book Podcast | About the Project | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:38

The Minecraft Book Podcast | About the Project KoPoint Part 1 of 3: In which Doc and Dan catch us up on the state of the project, and how the KoPoint Minecraft Project evolved to become The Minecraft Book. Note: This episode was originally recorded as a Google+ video Hangout. About the Book: The Minecraft Book is an accessible and fun 70-page guide for players of Minecraft. The Minecraft Book was written and edited by W. Doc Stodden and Dan Patterson, and will be available in mid-January from KoPoint. Howdy, and welcome to our Minecraft blog! As we prepare The Minecraft Book, we use this site to post book info & updates, as well as cool Minecraft-related links. What is The Minecraft Book? The Minecraft Book is a great entry-level resource for all players of the Mojang game Minecraft. Who is this book for? Though the book is written with new players in mind, it’s our hope that our guide can be a resource for all players. Who are the authors? The Minecraft Book was written and edited by fans of the game. Much of the prose was composed by Mr. W. Doc Stodden. Dan Patterson contributed to the prose, copy edits, and formatting. The book is published in conjunction with KoPoint. The authors can be reached by visiting our Ask page. How can I purchase the book? The Minecraft Book will soon be available through our own website, as well as through Amazon, Google Play, the Nook Store, and Apple’s iBooks. Why should I pay you a buck for The Minecraft Book? We think that a dollar is a very reasonable price to ask in exchange for a guide that will surely enhance both your skill and appreciation of this great game! When will the book be released? Soon! We’re putting the final touches on the prose. From there we edit, then format, then distribute. Learn more about Minecraft. Thanks for listening.

 The Murdoc Jones Show, EP 2 - Why is Travis Tritt Such an Asshole? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:06:17

The Murdoc Jones Show, EP 2 - Why is Travis Tritt Such an Asshole? Produced by Murodc Jones Published by KoPoint Murdoc Jones used to be somebody: a morning drive DJ on the biggest rocknroll radio station in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota! Now, he hosts a podcast. This week, Murdoc is joined by radio cohort and X-Rock morning drive co-host Kevin Morgan. The two discuss what it's like to oil up with rocknroll bands at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and explain exactly why Murdoc hates Travis Tritt. Notes from MurdocJones.com: Kevin and Murdoc swap concert industry stories from meeting artists, and record a post Mayan Apocalypse show. Help us figure out why Travis Tritt is the biggest asshole. Ever. And does Sully from Godsmack steal your energy when you’re in the room with him? Wicca or not – follow @murdocj Thanks for listening. Editorial Note: This episode - and the entirety of The Murdoc Jones Show - defines NSFW. Everything in this episode is, clearly, satire. Needless to say, however, the views and opinions expressed in this episode - especially those of Kevin (seriously, dude) - are not those of KoPoint, INC. or any of our associates.

 Travel | Managing the Gray | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7:53

Managing the Gray, EP 115 - Travel Makes The World Smaller and You a More Rounded Person CC Chapman KoPoint I love to travel. I love writing, taking photographs and shooting videos when I travel so that I can share my experiences with the world. Today on Managing the Gray, I want to talk about how important I believe that travel is to making you a well rounded person. I don’t think you have to travel the world or go broke seeing far off destinations, but the more people, religions, foods and towns you experience, the better of a person you will become. Find more great shows by visiting KoPoint on iTunes. Thanks for listening.

 Isn't Life A Moment? | Digital Flotsam | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:41

Isn’t Life A Moment? | Digital Flotsam PW Fenton KoPoint I’ve returned to an older way of creating shows. When I first started doing them, I would just start putting something together. I would decide when it was nearing completion if it had any kind of unifying theme. Usually it did. That’s when I would add the intro and outro. The whole show would seem like it was more planned than it actually was. The idea of “themes” was so successful the cart slowly passed the horse, and it evolved into a process where I would first come up with a theme and then struggle to support it with content. That made it much more difficult, and was one of the things that slowed down the frequency of releases. So I’m going to try and do them the original way. Maybe it will improve the rate at which they get done. The photograph attached to this episode was taken by Susan Bonkowski. The picture shows her then 99 year old grandfather playing his mandolin on the patio. My story about “The Police” made me think of him. He was my grandfather-in-law. KoPoint on iTunes Thanks for listening.

 The Murdoc Jones Show, EP 1 - An Evening with Kevin Morgan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:21:25

The Murdoc Jones Show, EP 1 - An Evening with Kevin Morgan KoPoint Murdoc Jones used to be someone. He has spent over a decade creating media in radio, digital, and print. 8 years after he should have, he decided to start a podcast - the Murdoc Jones Show. "He sure sounds handsome!" You'll say after listening to 50 episodes. (note - 50 is an estimation) The first show could only be done with my original co-host. On this episode we’ll figure out what and why the hell this podcast exists and how this red haired devil went from the Navy, to running in Spearfish, to running towards something, to running one of the most successful morning shows in South Dakota. KoPoint on iTunes. EDITOR'S NOTE: This program was recorded in South Dakota. Please forgive the accent and ignore the buffalo. Thanks for listening.

 A History of Christmas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:44

A History of Christmas | Quentin Lewis KoPoint In which anthropologist and friend of KoPoint, Quentin Lewis, tells us about the history of Christmas: Merry Christmas all! Today I present--Quentin's Quick History of Christmas. This podcast is a bit different from my usual fare, and it's longer, but hopefully entertaining. A few shownotes: All of this information comes from Steve Nissenbaum's amazing, Pulitzer nominated "The Battle for Christmas", one of the best pieces of social and cultural history I have ever read. Much of the music came from the various recordings of Nowell Sing We Clear, whose records you can buy at Golden Hind Music. I've also included clips from A Charlie Brown Christmas, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Family Ties, Twas the Night Before Christmas by Rankin/Bass, and: Carl Dellinger's recitation of the Cherryville Shooter's Chant Elton John's recitation of "A Visit from St. Nickolas" and the following Clips from Archive.org: A Few Christmas Songs Christmas Melody Find more great programs like this on KoPoint. Thanks for listening.

 AFK On Air, EP 07 - LARPing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:17

AFK On Air, EP 7 - LARPing TECHNICAL NOTE: Recording live video and audio is fun. And a challenge! You'll notice a second take around four minutes in to this episode. While I'm constantly striving to improve the live experience, technical hiccups are kind of interesting and always humanizing, so I left this in during the edit. Thanks for listening! - DHP Produced by KoPoint "If you hear clanking that's my boob armor." Diving deeper into the world of gaming after last episode's discussion of "Old School Gaming" (a.k.a. board games and tabletop role playing games), now AfkOnAir bravely ventures into the realm of Live Action Role Play, with resident expert (and cohost) Michele Reznick. What exactly IS L.A.R.P.? What kinds of games, characters, and rules govern the varied world of LARPing? And can a relationship between a LARPer and non-LARPer survive? And what on earth (or Middle Earth) is….LARP sex?! LARP Insider Laire LARP Shade's LARP list Monster Camp LARP documentary "LIGHTNING BOLT!" "They're the burning sword of internet karma." New Segment this week: Top Five! Discussions of Benedict Cumberbatch and Sherlock Season 3, The Indiana Jones journal mystery solved, Cosplay interview scandals, hacker supergroup Anonymous taking on the Westboro Baptist Church, and….bluetooth gloves that let you make calls by making the phone sign with your hands. JJ Abrams torutures us over mystery Trek villain Indiana Jones Journal Mystery Solved Not Bad Cosplay Anonymous vs. Westboro Baptists Bluetooth Gloves Last but not least, or Fan Girl Flail this week: Apocalypse Cool: Why are we so in love with our bloody end? Subscribe to KoPoint shows for free in iTunes. Thanks for listening.

 Pipe Dreams | Digital Flotsam | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:41

Pipe Dreams | Digital Flotsam By PW Fenton for KoPoint Consummate storyteller PW Fenton nostalgically rewinds to the sex, drugs, and rocknroll of his youth in the 1960s. Or, at least the sex and rocknroll... "Pipe Dreams is the true story of a breakthrough of sorts in my early efforts to get "high" on marijuana. It's the story of failure and success and failure. The picture you see above was taken of me at the very time this episode takes place. In fact…. the door you see behind me (yes that’s me) belongs to our friend Peter, mentioned in the show." There was some great music in this episode. Roughly in order of first appearance… “Digital Flotsam Theme” by 3 Blind Mice “I Wish I Was Stoned” by Stoat “Rinel Rilke” by Santare “Boody Call” by Antonin Bastian “Aguamala” by Carne Cruda “What! Not Anther Greasy Spoon” by Hank Marr Movie clip from obscure late 30s movie. “Sly Bone” by Larry Seyer “Too Stoned” by The Undercover Hippy Tiny excerpt from “In C” by Terry Riley Find more great shows like this on KoPoint. Thanks for listening.

 An Introduction to the Game of GO | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:37

An Introduction to the Game of GO Doc Stodden and Dan Patterson for KoPoint. GO: "Two minutes to learn; a lifetime to master." In which Doc and Dan discuss the basic history, mechanics, and proverbs of the ancient game of GO. GO - wéiqí - has been played for generations on a black and white stones on a 19 x 19 grid. For almost five thousand years, the rules and proverbs of GO have remained nigh-unchanged, yet the tactics are still evolving. GO teaches logic, patience, and humility. For these reasons, the game has been played and studied for generations by emperors, generals, monks, and academics. In this episode, our hosts explain the origins and mechanics of the game, and help us get started with the basics. Learn More About GO: - Read about the history of GO - Download a comprehensive guide to GO - Study GO proverbs Find more great shows like this on KoPoint's SoundCloud. A One-Stone Jump Is Never Bad. Thanks for listening.

 Managing the Gray, EP 114 - Life Needs Variety | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7:39

Managing the Gray, EP 114 - Life Needs Variety CC Chapman I recently wrote about the importance of living a well rounded life and as soon as I hit publish I knew I had to share some more thoughts on it with you my dedicated podcast listeners. 2012 is drawing to a close and we each can help ourselves by experiencing new things. What are you going to try and experience in the new year? Listen to more great shows on KoPoint. Thanks.

 Make Your Own Story | Julien Smith | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:47

Make Your Own Story | Julien Smith Connections matter. People matter. Challenges matter. And fun matters. Julien uses Dungeons and Dragons as a metaphor for the mathematics of life. Julien Smith: http://juliensmith.com KoPoint: http://kopoint.com Thanks.

 AFK On Air, EP 06 - Old School Gaming | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:20

AFK On Air, EP 04 - Old School Gaming “You gotta touch ‘em.” - Stacey Brooke on old school gaming. It’s the end of the giveaway extravaganza as the winners of the AFK On Air giveaways are revealed before this week’s Fan Girl Flailing over the possible secret trailer of Metal Gear Solid V. Listen to this crash course episode with the AFK On Air hosts rediscovering their love of classic board games and card games. We talk about how pop culture has made its mark on classic board games like Monopoly, Clue and Risk. We answer tons of questions such as: What is Magic the Gathering and how do you play it? There are board games based on books? What is a tabletop RPG game? Have you ever played Cards Against Humanity? Who remembers Pogs? Let us expose you to some fun off beat games you may have never heard of, and some you totally have! Fan Girl Flail: The Phantom Pain or Metal Gear Solid V Urban Dictionary: Ovary Explosion Tesla Haiku Elephant Reference Go (the Game) Hikaru No Go (manga involving GO) Tamagachi Wiki Y-gi-oh (card game) Pokemon (card Game) Cards Against Humanity Dungeons and Dragons Shark Attack commercial Pretty Pretty Princess Commercial Find more programs like this on KoPoint. Thanks for listening.

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