HTGYG Show #159: Science Fair, Singing and Space Showers!

Mythbusters Science Fair Book #2

Europa orbiting Jupiter. (Artist’s impression. Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Kornmesser)

Europa orbiting Jupiter. (Artist’s impression. Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Kornmesser)


It’s that time of year again – science fair projects, stomach viruses, field trips and chaos! Apologies for the sound being off, but I wanted to get this out to you! This episode, I talk about our adventures finishing up the school assignments before the holiday break and the fun the kids had singing at various locations. I also talk about what I think is the biggest space news story of the year – Europa’s showers of water.

As promised, here’s the pic and link of the Mythbusters Science Fair Book – here’s #2, but we have both editions.

Mythbusters Science Fair Book #2

Mythbusters Science Fair Book #2

Also, I recommend the following sites for creating bibliographies: Noodletools for MLA, and APA Format Citation Generator for APA style.

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek-at-gmail-dot-com, or call my voicemail number at (678) 235-GROW (4769) and leave your thoughts. And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter at @SusietheGeek or the show at @HowToGrowGeek, on Goodreads as SusieMurph, on Pinterest as SusietheGeek and on Google+ as +SusieMurph!

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Theme music: Alien for Christmas cover by IFightDragons

HTGYG Show #158: Universe Today and Catching Up!

I’m interrupting my predicted flow of episodes to update you all on my new job and events. Check out Universe Today’s web site here and click through to follow us on Twitter, Pinterest, G+, etc! I’m thrilled to be over there, and hope to be back on schedule here as well! Here’s a great hangout from Fraser’s trip to LA last week!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek-at-gmail-dot-com, or call my voicemail number at (678) 235-GROW (4769) and leave your thoughts. And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter at @SusietheGeek or the show at @HowToGrowGeek, on Goodreads as SusieMurph, on Pinterest as SusietheGeek and on Google+ as +SusieMurph!

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Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton

HTGYG Show #157: DragonCon Report Part 1!

The Avengers cosplayers
The Avengers cosplayers

The Avengers cosplayers

I’m thrilled to tell all of you about this year’s DragonCon events and activities. Amanda and I had a great time! I start off talking about the Atlanta Star Party in honor of Cosmoquest.org, run by our friends Pamela Gay and Nicole Gugliucci. If you’re interested in supporting science and STEM education, please donate here! Then we move on to discussing various panels and events we attended, including seeing Jim Butcher at the live Sword & Laser Podcast, and the stars of Warehouse 13! There’s so much, I’ll have to continue in the next episode!

Don’t forget that you can donate to Disaster Relief efforts going on in Colorado and elsewhere by visiting RedCross.org!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek-at-gmail-dot-com, or call my voicemail number at (678) 235-GROW (4769) and leave your thoughts. And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter at @SusietheGeek or the show at @HowToGrowGeek, on Goodreads as SusieMurph, on Pinterest as SusietheGeek and on Google+ as +SusieMurph!

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Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton

HTGYG Show #156: Summer Catchup – Exercise, Weight Loss, End of Summer Book List!

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IMG_0238Hi everyone! It’s been a while since we’ve had a show, but we’ve had a busy summer! In this episode, I talk about our efforts to exercise more, eat less, and relax a lot after the craziness of swim team in June.

RapidEye calls in to talk about his family’s practice of running for exercise.

We also had a family vacation that was very relaxing and fun, with some time away from the Internet.

Finally, I’ve got a list of books that will be having movie versions out soon for your kids and teens to catch up on – Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters, Divergent, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and The Mortal Instruments. We’ll have more on them later this fall.

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek-at-gmail-dot-com, or call my voicemail number at (678) 235-GROW (4769) and leave your thoughts. And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter at @SusietheGeek or the show at @HowToGrowGeek, on Goodreads as SusieMurph, on Pinterest as SusietheGeek and on Google+ as +SusieMurph!

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Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton

HTGYG Show #155: Fitness and Weight Loss – Getting the Kids (and Me) Active!

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This show, I play a voicemail from RapidEye about the Meteorite Men, I discuss fitness/weight loss/getting kids active, and I call for folks to watch the Cosmoquest.org Google hangout this weekend.

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek-at-gmail-dot-com, or call my voicemail number at (678) 235-GROW (4769) and leave your thoughts. And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter at @SusietheGeek or the show at @HowToGrowGeek, on Goodreads as SusieMurph, on Pinterest as SusietheGeek and on Google+ as +SusieMurph!

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Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton

Click on the banner below for Cosmoquest Hangout details!

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HTGYG Show #154: Special Episode: Grieving and Loss – Remembering my Grandmother

This episode is a special remembrance of my grandmother, Era Mae Lett, and details how I’m feeling about her loss, how I’m handling it with my kids, and just my difficulties with having to handle loss and grief. Thank you to anyone who takes the time to listen – it was very cathartic for me to discuss my emotions.

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Theme music and “When You Go” courtesy of Jonathan Coulton

HTGYG Show #153: Meeting the Meteorite Men!

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steve-geoff-alphaSteve and Geoff of the Meteorite Men

On April 20, the Tellus Museum in Cartersville, GA, had the Meteorite Men come and visit and talk about all of their adventures. Kevin and I got the chance to go, and through our mutual friends at Farpoint Media, we got to meet Steve and Geoff!

Also, we are thick into Parsec Nomination season, so don’t forget to go to parsecawards.com and nominate your favorite fantasy, scifi and horror-related podcasts!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek-at-gmail-dot-com, or call my voicemail number at (678) 235-GROW (4769) and leave your thoughts. And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter at @SusietheGeek or the show at @HowToGrowGeek, on Goodreads as SusieMurph, on Pinterest as SusietheGeek and on Google+ as +SusieMurph!

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Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton

HTGYG Show #152: International TableTop Day – Board Games for Everyone!

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TableTopDay_520x260 y_logo_thumbnailThis episode, I discuss the first ever International TableTop Day – a day for you to get together with your friends, family and anyone and play some cool board games! You can find more info about TableTop Day here and follow them on Twitter at @TableTopDay! You can also watch TableTop at YouTube, and find out more by following Felicia Day and Wil Wheaton on Twitter

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek-at-gmail-dot-com, or call my voicemail number at (678) 235-GROW (4769) and leave your thoughts. And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter at @SusietheGeek or the show at @HowToGrowGeek, on Goodreads as SusieMurph, on Pinterest as SusietheGeek and on Google+ as +SusieMurph!

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Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton

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HTGYG Show #151: Nerdy with Children? Here’s a site for you!

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This episode, I’ve got a great interview with David Gorcey and Nick Veneris from  Nerdy with Children, a cool website where you can find all kinds of great nerdy/geeky items for your kids and family, and a great forum for parents. They spend 10+ hours a day finding the cool stuff on the web just for us nerdy parents, so we can spend more time with our kids!

Also, check out the great post here by our contributor Laith Preston about the Comet Pan-STARRS, a very cool astronomical event happening RIGHT NOW (March 11-13)! You can take your kids outside and view this comet with the naked eye, so check out how!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek-at-gmail-dot-com, or call my voicemail number at (678) 235-GROW (4769) and leave your thoughts. And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter at @SusietheGeek or the show at @HowToGrowGeek, on Goodreads as SusieMurph, on Pinterest as SusietheGeek and on Google+ as +SusieMurph!

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Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton

HTGYG Show #150: A Look Back, Better Late Than Never!

This long-overdue episode, I take a look back and tell the story of how I got into podcasting, the people who inspired and helped me, and the wonderful folks I’ve met and enjoyed knowing during this time! Plus, we have a voicemail from Rapideye!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek-at-gmail-dot-com, or call my voicemail number at (678) 235-GROW (4769) and leave your thoughts. And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter at @SusietheGeek or the show at @HowToGrowGeek, on Goodreads as SusieMurph, and on Google+ as +SusieMurph!

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Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton