Hosted by Sayomara
This blog and podcast are here because of my love and frustration with Warcraft lore.

I've been playing World of Warcraft on and off since early 2005. Originally as a Dwarf hunter, later became a Troll Mage, later a Tauren Druid, and of late I spend most of my time playing a Troll Death Knight.

On personal level I struggle with learning disability that effects my ability to write. With the help of my wife and Marathanes I'm able to have them look at my work and point out errors I wouldn't otherwise see. My brain likes to skip words, substitute the wrong word and often spell things wrong 'it' and 'is' 'do' and 'to' for example. 'Very' and 'never' would be another example of my problem. Over the years I have gotten better at spotting these mistakes but from time to time I'll look at post that I think is ok then post it and come back a week later and wonder how anyone can read the darn thing. So I ask you bare with me. My wife and Marathanes are good but I'm a fair bit of trouble.

When not playing World of Warcraft I enjoy woodworking, gardening and reading. Nothing overly remarkable but I like it.

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Grand Old Podcast

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Show Music
Original intro music
37Hz, by "1979"
Current Intro music:
Alain Galarneau, Drop the Gun
Outro Music:
Diana McCorry, "I Blame You! (for the smile upon my face,"
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Latest episodes
Episode 10: Review of Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects
Jul 27th 2011
This week we review Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects with guests Medros and Hasteur. It was great fun to do reviews with both of these men and I hope to have them on again at some point in the future.
Each of our feelings on the book was very positive.
Episode 9: Potpourri
Jul 21st 2011
This weeks show is again a bit random I open up with a part of an interview with Doug TenNapel from the Coffee and Markets Podcast talking about Story telling in Video Games.
This is followed up by the a short discussion of upcoming Genn Greymane and Sylvanas Windrunner Wickerman speeches. Lets just say Sylvanas is ready to kill some people.
Episode 8: Reading of the Prologue to The Shattering
Jul 16th 2011
This episode I did a recording of the Prologue to The Shattering - Prelude to the Catacylysm by Christie Golden.
Episode 7: Crusade Other Voices Volume 2
Jul 13th 2011
Welcome back to Grand Old Podcast, this weeks episode is a bit different. I have decided to take a week off of reviewing Warcraft stories in order to review the Babylon 5 script book, Crusade: Other Voices Volume 2.
The reason I wanted to review Crusade: Other Voices Volume 2 is because I loved the Crusade tv show in much the same way that Firefly fans talk about losing there show to soon so was it with Crusade for me. Its remarkable that its almost 15 years later we are getting new scripts in the Babylon 5/Crusade Universe.
Episode 6: The Last Guardian
Jul 9th 2011
This week I talk about The Last Guardian I had a lot of fun hunting down audio from Warcraft: Orcs and Humans, Warcraft III and World of Warcraft and putting them into the show. If anyone has any issues let me know
5 out of 5 Stars
Episode 5: An Honest Trade
Jun 29th 2011
Here in Episode 5 we talk about An Honest Trade starting with talk of Dark Iron Dwarfs and leading into why some many people in Azeroth try to make it in Booty bay.
3.5 of 5 Stars
Episode 4: Lord of the Clans
Jun 22nd 2011
Here in Episode 4 we talk about Lord of the Clans starting out with the trailer for the canceled game and covering subjects from the Kor%27kron to Mosses.
4.5 of 5 Stars
Episode 3: How to Win Friends
Jun 17th 2011
In this podcast, I talk about Kharanos, Gnomes in Exile, True Story of the Three Little Pigs, and Aristophanes. It pains me a little bit that I recorded this days before the faction leader story for Gelbin Mekkatorque came out, because I think it would have added to the discussion of gnomes in exile and gnomes living with dwarfs, but so it goes.
Many thanks to the Taverncast crew for letting me use their old intro to start my show. As a long time fan, I'm glad I can continue to highlight their great work.
Episode 2: Day of the Dragon review
Jun 9th 2011
Here on Episode 2 of Grand Old Podcast, I look at the very first Warcraft novel published, Day of the Dragon. In the course of the review, I discuss everything from Deathwing to the role of nobles in the human lands. It's a fun show and I hope you enjoy it.
Score: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Episode 1: The Journey
Jun 1st 2011
Episode 1 of Grand Old Podcast we give a detailed look at The Journey from the farming conditions of the Western Plaguelands to history of Andorhal. It's a fun show and I hope you enjoy it.
Score: 4 of 5 Stars