Talking About Survivor – Worlds Apart Premiere (Audio)

Christiana and Mike discuss the premiere of Survivor Season 30 – Worlds Apart!

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2015 Oscar Marathon Update 2! (Audio)

Christiana and Mike update their Movie Marathon progress. Likely to feature extended discussion of Gone Girl and How to Train Your Dragon 2, among others. Contains spoilers for How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Gone Girl. Gone Girl discussion starts at 53 min, 0 sec.

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2015 Oscar Marathon Update 1 (Audio)

Christiana and Mike continue their Oscar marathon with discussions of Boyhood, American Sniper and more! Also check out the YouTube version!

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Talking About Stuff #179

Mike talks about running in the Goofy Challenge – a marathon and a half! – and Christiana equates it to improv. (Also check out the YouTube version!)

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2015 Oscar Marathon! – The Nominations

Christiana and Mike begin their annual Oscar Movie Marathon! Watching and discussing as many of the nominated films as possible! (Also check out the YouTube version!)

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Five More Minutes #10 – 17Jan15

More discussion of Dragon Age: Inquisition and my completionist play-style.

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2015 Oscar Movie Marathon – Introduction! (Video)

Every year, Mike Meitin and Christiana Ellis try to watch and discuss as many of the Oscar Nominated films as possible before the award ceremony. With the 2015 nominations out, it’s time for the marathon to begin! We’ll discuss the nominations and which movies we’ve already seen as we begin!

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Pseudopod 419: “Nurse” by Thomas Kearns (Read by Christiana Ellis)

Originally posted here!

by Thomas Kearnes.

“Nurse” first appeared in the now-defunct print magazine Wicked Hollow and was featured in the horror anthology TRUE DARK.

Thomas Kearnes is a 37-year-old author living in Houston, where he’s studying to become a licensed chemical dependency counselor. He has been published mainly in literary magazines, but writes horror on occasion. He has two collections of literary fiction available – PRETEND I’M NOT HERE from Musa Publishing and PROMISCUOUS from JMS Books.

Your reader – Christiana Ellis – appeared on Pseudopod recently reading Prince Of Flowers.

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“Helen has been in the bathroom for fifteen minutes. Her limit is ten. She knows this. I have the contract in my purse, next to her caddy of anti-depressants and stabilizers. I will show it to her once she returns and say, ‘What did we agree upon last month? I know you like this restaurant, but if I can’t trust you here, we can’t come anymore. Do you understand?’

I watch for other women to leave the restroom, to catch the clues not even an accomplished talent like Helen can hide. Older women, their faces pinched sour with disgust and the younger ones, especially in the summer, who bolt from the room with whispers and backward glances. Poor Helen. Like most unfortunates in her position, her hard, impenetrable blindness prevents her from knowing the effect she has on others. In some ways, I prefer our afternoons or mornings in public to the interminable days in which her paranoia keeps us trapped in her home. Aided by the indulgence of others, I can trace her movements and perform my duties more easily.

I check my watch. Twenty minutes. No doubt Helen would implore me in her singsong voice, pale blue eyes darting like goldfish, that time had escaped her. This is nonsense. Those afflicted with her condition, in addition to her myriad other difficulties, have few skills, but they do possess an inborn awareness of where they are in time. This knowledge they rarely apply to their own betterment, but it is a unique gift, a grain of sand’s awareness of where the tide will next fall.

Helen’s salad sits rearranged, uneaten. One of my coworkers once joked she couldn’t understand these women who regurgitated their meals yet never ate them. What were they vomiting? You can tell from this ignorance my coworker is a poor nurse. For unfortunates like Helen, eating, like most intimate activities, was something she only could do alone. Perhaps that is what was taking so long. I believe she was at the point in her illness where she took a perverse pride in the fact she could continue her behavior without anyone trying to stop her. After all, if one makes it her mission to destroy another, someone usually will step in, but if one decides to destroy herself, most will just step aside.”

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Talking About Survivor – San Juan del Sur Finale! (Audio)

Natalie practicing her "I'm going to eat you alive" smile.

Natalie practicing her “I’m going to eat you alive” smile.

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Talking About Survivor – San Juan del Sur Finale! (Video)

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