The Storycast The many chapters of life that tell the stories of us… Finding the common thread in different types of stories.

July 29, 2016  
SUPPORT STORYCAST SEASON TWO
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The Storycast is still between seasons and I’m really excited to share with you what’s in store this fall. The ball is already rolling on developing some interesting weekly themes and the stories that they tell. 

If you’d like to become a member of The Storycast community, you can support the show for as little as a dollar a month at support.storycastpodcast.com. And if you pledge at $5 or more, you’ll get a t-shirt or a coffee mug PLUS a super top-secret gift that’ll keep giving all throughout season two. Your support helps keep this show driving onward and upward, so thank you.

Next up in our “stories of summer” musical cover series is Grace Gatdula performing her version of “Boats and Birds” by Gregory and the Hawk. You can find this performance in the episode description or at storycastpodcast.com.

***** C R E D I T S *****
INTRO: The American Dollar - "Second Sight"
COVER: Grace Gatdula  - “Boats and Birds” (Gregory and the Hawk)
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June 24, 2016  
SEASON ONE FINALE! Rings are everywhere in this life. From the formative to the everyday, you may be surprised just how often a ring surrounds the ideas, moments, and semantics that we encounter everyday. Rings all around us tell the stories of us... First, The Champ who lived a life even more impactful outside the ring. Next, the true story of a little boy who learned that a ring to the operator would always find the information he’d need. Finally, how Saltwater Brewery is changing its rings to protect the sea.

The Storycast will return for season two in fall 2016!

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PART 1 | PUT A RING ON IT
Lights & Motion - "The Spectacular Quiet"
Odesza - "Kusanagi"
PART 2 | THE CHAMP
Carly Comando - "Everyday"
PART 3 | OTHER WORLDS TO SING IN
San Solomon - "Balmorhea"
Ryan Stewart - "Autumn"
PART 4 | SIXER FIXERS
Sigur Ros - "Kafari"

RESEARCH
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THANKS TO
Jason Perry Stevens
 
@RussellSilva
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June 10, 2016  
Tales of the powerful force -- mechanical, conceptual, or otherwise -- that drives us. First, how Thomas Edison had his hand in the first ill-fated electric car of the early 1900s. Next, a stay-at-home, work-at-home dad who has a motor of his own. Finally, a family patriarch who on one afternoon literally became his grandson's motor.

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PART 1 | INSTANT POWER
Julianna Barwick - "Call"
PART 2 | IT'S ELECTRIC
Ola Gjeilo - "Madison"
Thad Fiscella - "October Fade"
Explosions in the Sky - "An Ugly Fact of Life"
PART 3 | IDLE
Ludovico Einaudi - "Walk"
Hammock - "Turning Into Tiny Particles..."
PART 4 | A LIVING FORCE
Andrew Bayer - "We Will Return"
Johnny Cash - "Ring of Fire"

RESEARCH
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THANKS TO
Charles D.
 
@RussellSilva
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May 27, 2016  
We get to the root of the idea of being "bottled up," in a variety of ways. First, a flight-attendant-turned-folk-hero lets off some steam... we go straight to the source to uncork the plight of the cloud-based workforce. Next, the town of McCloud, CA, and its tentative balance on the cusp of growth. Finally, how Ben Howard's upbringing bottled up his unique sound.

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PART 1 | THE ROOT
Ludovico Einaudi - "Onde Corte"
PART 2 | IT WAS GONNA HAPPEN
This Will Destroy You - "God's Teeth"
Darin Schaeffer - "Water"
Aldy Santos - "Airplanes" (BoB feat. Hayley Williams)
PART 3 | A LEFTOVER MENTALITY
Jennifer Margulis - "McCloud, California: A Tiny Town on the Cusp"
Music scored by Russell Silva via SmartSound
PART 4 | DITCH THE NEWSROOM
Ben Howard - "She Treats Me Well"

RESEARCH
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THANKS TO
"A. J." for her interview in PART 2
Sheeny Parvez for her contribution in PART 3
 
@RussellSilva
@TheRealSheenyP
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May 13, 2016  
There are few things shared by every single human being on the planet who ever lived... and one of those precious things is having someone to call "mom." In a world where we spend so much of our lives figuring out who we are and where we are going, we all know precisely where we came from and at least most of us know the woman who made it all possible. First, a mother from the past employs a little ingenuity and persistence to help save her sons' lives. Next, a modern day mother's take on the plight of the "working mom." Finally, our future according to Mother Earth.

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PART 1 | PENGUINS
Penguin Cafe Orchestra - "Cutting Branches for a Temporary Shelter"
Penguin Cafe Orchestra - "Silver Star of Bologna"
PART 2 | DUCK!
Hammock - "Take a Drink From my Hands"
PART 3 | MILKING THE CLOCK
This Will Destroy You - "They Move on Tracks of Never-Ending Light"
PART 4 | I TOLD YOU SO
Prince Ea - "Man vs Earth"

RESEARCH
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April 29, 2016  
It’s something overlooked and underappreciated, yet so embroidered into our day-to-day existence and collective colloquialisms that once we go that extra yard to realize its true impact, those blades between our toes may just feel softer, and stronger, and more mighty than before. But, grass isn’t really about grass. It’s about growth, and wonder. We explore the lawn dilemma, growth through loss, and green of an illicit context.

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PART 1 | GROWTH & WONDER
Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra - "Carnival of the Animals- Aquarium"
Inbal Segev - "Bach's Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major: Prelude"
PART 2 | THREES
Ludovico Einaudi - "La Linea Scura"
Philip Glass - "Metamorphosis Two"
PART 3 | I CAN'T DO THAT ANYMORE

RESEARCH
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April 15, 2016  
For as much as we try and try again, we sure give up a lot too. When we are faced with failure, the decisions we make actually seal our final fate. First, a struggle against all odds in outer space. Next, a professional baseballer quits, but just so he doesn't have to give up. Finally, a fairy tale of perseverance from the animal kingdom.

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PART 1 | BLOOD, SWEAT, & TEARS
Clint Mansell - "Together We Will Live Forever"
PART 2 | THIRTEEN
Jae Chong - "Fix You" (Coldplay Cover)
PART 3 | THE SMELL OF BURNT WOOD
Randy Newman - "The Natural Theme"
Jennifer Ann - "Mad World" (Tears for Fears/Gary Jules Cover)
PART 4 | ANIMAL TALES
Bear McCreary - "The Veil of Time"

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April 1, 2016  
What monsters lie beneath? So many things hide in plain sight in our world. First, dark origins of "Ring Around the Rosie." Next, a trickling contamination from an unlikely source. Finally, an unlikely family secret is finally revealed.

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PART 1 | HIDE & SEEK
The Postal Service - "There's Never Enough"
Dustin Halloran - "We Move Lightly"
PART 2 | WE ALL FALL DOWN
Ludovico Einaudi - "Passaggio"
Ola Gjeilo - "Northern Lights"
PART 3 | MONSTERS
Sebastian Plano - "Heysatan (Sigur Ros)"
Olafur Arnalds - "Happiness Does Not Wait"
PART 4 | CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?
Arvo Part - "Spiegel im Spiegel"

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March 18, 2016  

What IS in the water after all? We set the story straight on the history of beer. Also, how home-brewing flourished during Prohibition. Finally, learn the "Five Levels of Drinking" for your own future excursions.

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March 4, 2016  
Who/what is god? And what does he/she/it look like? One eyewitness account comes from a young child. Another from a legion of hungry pirates. Finally, Finland chimes in.
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