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Thread Snippings 015: Mid-NaNoWriMo Progress Report

This is my podcast episode for Tuesday, November 15, 2016. The podcast release schedule I’ve set for myself says that episode 4 of The Thread Safe Podcast should have come out today. It isn’t coming out today because I would rather get caught up on NaNoWriMo than sit and do audio production. However, I refuse to skip a week of podcasting entirely, so here’s a shorter Thread Snippings episode in lieu of a full-length episode of The Thread Safe Podcast.

Show Notes:

  • I give an update on my NaNoWriMo progress…
  • …and on my costuming progress (or lack thereof).
  • I also do a really terrible attempt at a Darth Vader imitation. (There’s a reason I don’t offer impressions on my freelance storefront page.)
  • No theme music in this episode because this is another car-cast.

Movie Chat 005: Mel Brooks Night

I went for a shorter episode of Movie Chat with the Movie Night Crew this week, mainly because of NaNoWriMo. This week’s episode is all about two of the great Mel Brooks comedies, Blazing Saddles and Spaceballs. The live recording in this episode was recorded on Sunday, January 10, 2016. This episode is going out on Monday, November 7, 2016. (And yes, I chose to release the audio from one of our more lighthearted movie nights specifically to lighten the mood during this election season.)

Show Notes:

  • I gave myself the giggles trying to create a funny intro for our live recording session.
  • No, I didn’t record any more content after we watched Spaceballs.
  • No explicit content in this episode (unless you count the description of symptoms of alcoholism).
  • Theme song for Movie Chat with the Movie Night Crew: “Look Busy,” by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com.
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The Thread Safe Podcast 003: Deadlines

This episode of the Thread Safe Podcast is all about creative endeavors. It’s mostly a diary-podcasting episode, in which I talk about my two areas of creative focus for the month of November: costuming and writing.

In this episode:

  • I share my writing plans for this month.
  • I discuss deadlines, for creative projects and other responsibilities, and the importance of finding balance among them.
  • I actually have quite a bit of costuming news to share in my Costume Status Update, including one announcement that’s been a long time in coming.

Useful Resources of the Day:

Contact Information:

  • Send feedback to amy at ameliabowen dot com
  • I’m @amybowen on Twitter
  • Or comment on this post!

Credits:

Movie Chat 004: Routes to Creativity

This week, Movie Chat with the Movie Night Crew returns to Stu’s place for an in-depth discussion of two black-and-white movies that both relate, in different ways, to the creative process: Federico Fellini’s 8 1/2, and Christopher Nolan’s Following. The panel discussion was recorded on Sunday, October 23, 2016. This episode is going out on Monday, October 24, 2016.

Show Notes:

  • This is my longest episode of Movie Chat to date; we had quite a bit to say!
  • Disregard the “Explicit” tag – this episode has been cleaned up. The first time you hear the “bleep” sound effect, that’s actually an edit point where I thought I had a technical recording issue, but the other two times are bleeped curse words.
  • Theme song for Movie Chat with the Movie Night Crew: “Look Busy,” by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com.
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The Thread Safe Podcast 002: The Upgrade Zone

This episode of the Thread Safe Podcast is heavier on the computer and tech talk than my first one, but there’s sewing and crafting content, too.

In this episode:

  • I talk about the computer work I’ve been doing in the past week (with a fun, Halloween-y twist!)
  • I compare doing computer work for others to doing costuming work for others
  • Costume Status Update (with bonus rant!) 

Useful Resource of the Day:

  • Enchanted Keyfinder – For those computers whose product key stickers are either missing entirely or are no longer human-readable.

Contact Information:

  • Send feedback to amy at ameliabowen dot com
  • I’m @amybowen on Twitter
  • Or comment on this post!

Credits:

Movie Chat 003: Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Movie Chat with the Movie Night Crew is back from hiatus! This episode features an informal panel discussion about how several members of the Movie Night Crew (different members than the ones who appeared in previous episodes) reacted to this past summer’s Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. The panel discussion was recorded on Sunday, August 14, 2016. This episode is going out on Monday, October 10, 2016.

This episode contains strong language.

Show Notes:

The Thread Safe Podcast 001: A Costuming Origin Story

Welcome to the relaunch of my sewing podcast! The Thread Safe Podcast is a biweekly show about sewing and other crafty and creative hobbies, technology, and how they intersect and interact. This show is dedicated to everyone who relaxes after a hard day behind a computer by indulging their crafty, creative side.

Podcasts I mentioned on the show:

Useful Resource of the Day:

Contact Information:

  • Send feedback to amy at ameliabowen dot com
  • I’m @amybowen on Twitter

Credits: