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 #133: Interview with Will Bowles & Josh Flaum from “Written By A Kid!”

We’re returning from our summer hiatus with a wonderful interview with the creators and producers of the YouTube show “Written By A Kid,” Will Bowles and Josh Flaum. These talented guys have created a fantastic show where kids tell their stories, and directors make that story into a mini-movie. This is one of the first season of shows available on Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry channel on YouTube. You can find the show here on YouTube, and the community here on the Geek & Sundry website.

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

Promos from Technorama and The Critical Myth Podcast

HTGYG Show #131: Science, It’s a Girl Thing & Venus Transit Stories!

Hey Everyone! We’re finally back with Amanda’s take on the new campaign in Europe – “Science: It’s a Girl Thing!” Amanda watched the video, which while it has been removed from YouTube, you can still watch it here at the Telegraph’s website. I agreed with most of the commentary on Twitter – that the video, while it was well-meaning, it was also poorly designed and emphasized stereotypes, and utterly failed to serve the purpose of getting girls to be interested in Science! Amanda gives her ideas on what she finds compelling, and  what gets other kids of either gender inspired. We’ll be following up with this issue – please let us know your thoughts on this issue – plus any information, sites or programs that you all recommend!

Laith and his girls viewing the Venus Transit

We also have a couple of clips from RapidEye and Laith, who went out and watched the Venus transit with their kids. They recorded the kids’ reactions and thoughts, and shared them with us! Thanks again to Laith for giving us a ton of great information for the last episode – he really provided nearly everything for that one!

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

HTGYG Show #101: Interview with Michael Taylor of Story Hour Audio Adventures

In this episode, recorded before my computer messed up, I interview Michael Taylor, author of the children’s story series Story Hour Audio Adventures, and we discuss how his children inspired his stories, and how they enjoy listening to the podcast!

And don’t forget to go over to the Parsec Awards site and nominate your favorite speculative fiction podcasts – nominations are open until June 1!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek-at-gmail-dot-com, or call my NEW 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!

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Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton

Promo: The Chronic Rift and The One Tree Hill Podcast

HTGYG Show #94: Legos with Gary!

This episode, Gary joins me in a spirited discussion about Legos and how our kids play with them! We also discuss creativity and keeping our kids from growing up too soon! I’ll have the second part of our discussion, covering the topics of books and sports for kids among other things, in the next episode. Thanks so much to Gary for chatting with me, and for all he does for us at HTGYG!

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Check out this great history of Legos at MentalFloss!

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And this great visual explanation of how the Legos get to you from CNET!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek-at-gmail-dot-com, or call my NEW 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!

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Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton

Promo: Dragon Page With Class and Tuning in to SciFi TV

HTGYG Show #46: Part 2: Interview with Tracy Hickman

This week, I am delighted to present the second part my interview with Tracy Hickman, accomplished author and a true gentleman. He gives some great writing and parenting advice, as an experienced Geek Parent Grand Master!

Thanks for all the input, and keep it coming!  And, if you have some time, I would appreciate a review on iTunes!

Don’t forget to check out the 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek – at-gmail -dot-com, or call my voicemail number at 206-202-7309 and leave your thoughts. You can also visit our forum at the Farpoint Forums. And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter!

Promos: Great Hites and Dragon Page with Class

Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton

HTGYG Show #39: Interview with Tim from The Babylon Podcast

This week we are delighted to have Tim Callender from The Babylon Podcast on to discuss Babylon 5, sci-fi, and robot building with his kids. If you are a fan of B5, you should definitely check them out!

Thanks for all the input, and keep it coming! And, if you have some time, I would appreciate a review on iTunes! And if you appreciate this show and other great Farpoint Media shows, please visit my website and contribute to the campaign to help Farpoint Media!

Don’t forget to check out the 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek – at-gmail -dot-com, or call my voicemail number at 206-202-7309 and leave your thoughts. You can also visit our forum at the Farpoint Forums. And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter!

Promos: The Babylon Podcast

Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton

HTGYG Show #35: Interview with Stephen Granade from Dragon*Con TV

This week we have an interview with the multi-talented Stephen Granade, who not only works on Dragon*Con TV and the What the Cast? podcast, but is also a real life rocket scientist working on projects for NASA, including the current Hubble repair mission! We talk about teaching science, Space Camp, raising geeky kids, and fun stuff in general. His website and blog is Live Granades and he is Sargent on Twitter.

Stephen also recommends his friend Matthew Amster-Burton’s book Hungry Monkey, about the trial and tribulations of trying to feed your kids.

Thanks so much to Stephen, pictured in the spotlight below!!

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Also, Kevin Cumming’s son Evan has also written and is producing an audio drama, The Airship Diaries, and I encourage you all to check it out. Kevin is a proud dad, and Evan’s work sounds great!

Thanks for all the input, and keep it coming! And, if you have some time, I would appreciate a review on iTunes! And if you appreciate this show and other great Farpoint Media shows, please visit my website and contribute to the campaign to help Farpoint Media!

Don’t forget to check out the 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek – at-gmail -dot-com, or call my voicemail number at 206-202-7309 and leave your thoughts. You can also visit our forum at the Farpoint Forums.And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter!

Promos:  The Parsec Awards and What the Cast?

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Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton

HTGYG Show #33: Talking with Kevin Cummings from Short Cummings Audio

This week I bring you a great chat I had with Kevin Cummings, of Short Cummings Audio, about parenting, books and science fair projects! If you have never heard him before, you will definitely want to check out his show – link below!

Thanks for all the input, and keep it coming! And, if you have some time, I would appreciate a review on iTunes!

Don’t forget to check out the 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek – at-gmail -dot-com, or call my voicemail number at 206-202-7309 and leave your thoughts. You can also visit our forum at the Farpoint Forums.And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter!

Promos: Short Cummings Audio and Dragon Page With Class

Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton

Here are some pictures of Kevin’s sons with some of their science projects!

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HTGYG Show #32: Interview with Variant Frequencies’ Rick Stringer

I begin my interview series with other geeky parents today with an interview with Rick Stringer, from the Variant Frequencies podcast. We discuss his show, podcasting, parenting, gaming with our kids, and many other topics. Thanks to Rick for the interview!

Thanks for all the input, and keep it coming! And, if you have some time, I would appreciate a review on iTunes!

Don’t forget to check out the 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek – at-gmail -dot-com, or call my voicemail number at 206-202-7309 and leave your thoughts. You can also visit our forum at the Farpoint Forums.And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter!

Promos: Variant Frequencies and Podculture

Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton

Below – Rick’s son Neil with his giant Lego man!

Neil and Legoman