Episode 25

  • Episode 25 (International Podcast Day Special!): (10/3/2017)
    • "The Passenger" (Excerpt from the book The Sailing Master Book II: The Long Passage) by Lee Henschel Jr.
    • "Sutter's Well" by Jeff Chapman
      • You can find out more about Jeff by visiting his website at
      • Jeff kindly sent me a copy of his book - The Black Blade: A Huckster Novel which is next up on my reading list. If you would like to read that book as well, it can be purchased HERE
      • Jeff's other books can be purchased through his website or on
    • Finally - I forgot to give out a thank you to the listeners who reached out to me over my summer hiatus. I have said on the show before that I don't often hear from the listeners - I haven't heard good or bad comments, gotten feedback on what I'm doing or not doing on the show, etc. However, I have to say, when you all reached out saying "Hey, we miss you! Do another show" or "Bob! We are all caught up, where did you go? Can you come back?" I was very touched. It meant a lot to me and it was the encouragement I needed to get back in the studio. Thanks everyone.
    • Kim G. - your story submissions will most likely be this years Halloween Special so - Stay Tuned!!!

Episode 24

  • Episode 24: (6/28/2017)
    • Updates about the show!
    • Book recommendations and updates regarding the brand new "Bob's Book Reviews" page.
    • We are now also available on stitcher - on demand radio (as well as nearly every other podcast source)
    • "The Facts in the Case of M. Hussman" by Jeff Chapman
Author Jeff Chapman

Author Jeff Chapman

Listen to Stitcher

Episode 23

  • Episode 23: (05/13/2017)
    • Interview with MN writer Matt Hogan
    • Part X (Laws # 17 - 22) of "The Peterson Laws" by Dr. Dave Peterson
      • Click HERE to buy your own copy of "The Peterson Laws"
    • "The Voice That Tamed the West" by Matt Hogan as read by the author himself.
    • In-Episode Plugs:
      • "'Za" - closed Minnesotan-Italian food restaurant
      • "Daniela's" - fine chocolates and gelato in Forest Lake, MN - danielaschocolates.com
      • "Barley John's" - brewpub/brewery in New Brighton, MN and New Richmond, WI - barleyjohns.com
        • The beer Matt and I were enjoying during the show was Barley John's "Wild Brunette" Brown Ale
Writer and All-Around Good Guy - Matthew Hogan (Black Coat)

Writer and All-Around Good Guy - Matthew Hogan (Black Coat)

Episode 22

  • Episode 22: (4/14/2017)
    • The Rhinelander, Wisconsin folklore tale of The Hodag, as related by Bob
    • "Kwik Encounters" Part II by Debra Geffen
      • To read Debra's wonderful blog including recipes, stories, history and more click HERE
    • "Diamond Lil" by Jerry Mevissen
      • To find Jerry's website, click HERE
      • To purchase Jerry's latest book "That Reminds Me" click HERE
      • To purchase the book "Broken Hart" (the book from which the stories have been featured on this show), click HERE
    • The songs "Hodag" and "Thunder God" off the album "Eaten by Crows" by musical guest Meat Raffle Road
      • To stream or download songs from or the whole album - click HERE
Musical Guest - Meat Raffle Road

Musical Guest - Meat Raffle Road

Actual original image of "The Hodag Capture" circa 1893

Actual original image of "The Hodag Capture" circa 1893

Author/Blogger/All-around awesome person - Debra Geffen

Author/Blogger/All-around awesome person - Debra Geffen

Episode 21

  • Episode 21: 03/13/2017
    • "The Egg" by Amelia Chambers
      • Visit Amelia's website by clicking HERE
    • Part IX of "The Peterson Laws" featuring Laws # 15 & 16 by Dr. Dave Peterson
      • For your own copy of The Peterson Laws, click HERE
    • "Kwik Encounters" Part I by Debra Geffen
      • To read Debra's wonderful blog including recipes, stories, history and more click HERE
    • Background music for The Peterson Laws - "Redemption Song" by musical guest Jocko MacNelly
      • Jocko's website - HERE
      • Jock's music sales - HERE
    • Songs "Gone All Wonder" and "Ursa Major" written and performed by musical guest Braden Canfield
      • Visit Braden's website HERE
      • And you can purchase his music HERE

Episode 20

  • Episode 20: (02/11/2017)
    • "Why Birds Fly" by Florence Witkop
      • To learn more about Florence and to purchase her books, visit her website HERE
    • "A Mound" by Ame Terra
      • To purchase either of Ame Terra's novels click HERE
    • Part VIII of "The Peterson Laws" (Law #14) by Dr. David Peterson
      • To purchase your own copy of Dr. Peterson's Laws, click HERE
    • "I Hate Mondays" by Matthew Hogan
    • Background Music for "The Peterson Laws": "Redemption Song" by Musical Guest Jocko MacNelly from Jocko's Yellow Album of Guitar Music
      • Jocko's website can be found HERE
      • His CD's can be purchased on the website or by clicking HERE
    • Songs "Wildest Geese..." by Musical Guest Braden Canfield and "Cheated" by Haunted Laundry
      • You can find out more about Braden and his music by visiting his website HERE
      • Braden's first album "Soul, Stone and Sundry" can be purchased on CDbaby by clicking HERE
Author Florence Witkop

Author Florence Witkop

Visual of the Mound - in Ame Terra's story

Visual of the Mound - in Ame Terra's story

Dr. Dave Peterson of The Peterson Laws

Dr. Dave Peterson of The Peterson Laws

Writer Matthew Hogan (in the black jacket)

Writer Matthew Hogan (in the black jacket)

Musical Guest Jocko MacNelly in Studio

Musical Guest Jocko MacNelly in Studio

Musical Guest Braden Canfield

Musical Guest Braden Canfield

Episode 19

  • Episode 19: (01/16/2017)
    • "The End" by Matthew Hogan
    • Part VII of "The Peterson Laws" (Laws #12 & 13) by Dr. David Peterson
      • To purchase a copy of "The Petereson Laws: The Rules of Life, Laughter and Emergency Medicine" click here: www.amazon.com
    • "The Old Man in the Hospital" by Van Allen
    • Background music for "The Peterson Laws": "Redemption Song" by Musical Guest Jocko MacNelly from Jocko's Yellow Album of Guitar Music
      • Jocko's website can be found HERE
      • His CD's can be purchased on the website or by clicking HERE
    • Songs "Western Skies" & "Blue Canadian Rockies" by Musical Guest Kyle Fosburgh
      • Kyle's website can be found HERE
      • You can purchase any and all of Kyle's music on bandcamp.com by clicking HERE
Author Matthew Hogan (right) fishing in Alaska

Author Matthew Hogan (right) fishing in Alaska

Author Van Allen

Author Van Allen

Musical Guest Kyle Fosburgh

Musical Guest Kyle Fosburgh

Jocko MacNelly's "Jocko's Yellow Album of Guitar Music"

Jocko MacNelly's "Jocko's Yellow Album of Guitar Music"

Episode 18 (1st Anniversary Special)

  • Episode 18: (12/23/2016)
    • "Pre-Dude Days" by Michael Jerome Troy
    • Part VI of "The Peterson Laws" (Laws #10 & 11) by Dr. David Peterson
      • To purchase a copy of "The Petereson Laws: The Rules of Life, Laughter and Emergency Medicine" click here: www.amazon.com
    • "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry
      • For a free downloadable copy of this story click HERE
      • To purchase a copy of selected stories by O. Henry, click HERE
    • Background Music for "The Peterson Laws": "Money for Your Major Boom" by Musical Guest Jocko MacNelly from Jocko's Yellow Album of Guitar Music
      • Jocko's website can be found HERE
      • His CD's can be purchased on the website or by clicking HERE
    • Songs "Fortune Within" & "Variations on Wildwood Flower" by Musical Guest Kyle Fosburgh
      • Kyle's website can be found HERE
      • You can purchase any and all of Kyle's music on bandcamp.com by clicking HERE
Author Michael Jerome Troy

Author Michael Jerome Troy

Author/Physician Dave Peterson

Author/Physician Dave Peterson

Musical Guest Kyle Fosburgh

Musical Guest Kyle Fosburgh

Musical Guest Jocko MacNelly

Musical Guest Jocko MacNelly

Episode 17 (Halloween Special!)

  • Episode 17:  (10/27/2016)
    • "The Lurking Fear" by H. P. Lovecraft
      • To purchase Bob's favorite anthology of H.P. Lovecraft's works click HERE
      • Most of H. P. Lovecraft's works are in the public domain, are beautifully written, provide fantastic, horrifying and weird tales and can be downloaded as ebooks for free on goodreads.com, the gutenberg project, or at feedbooks.com. I encourage you to check out more of his works!
    • Intro/Outro story improvised by your host.
Author H. P. Lovecraft

Author H. P. Lovecraft

Host Bob with his alpaca Ringo

Host Bob with his alpaca Ringo

Episode 16

  • Episode 16: (10/24/2016)
    • "Coat's Tale" by Norman Turrell
      • Visit Mr. Turrell's website HERE
      • Find Norman's published books on amazon by clicking HERE
    • Part V of "The Peterson Laws" (Law #9) by Dr. David Peterson
      • To purchase a copy of "The Petereson Laws: The Rules of Life, Laughter and Emergency Medicine" click here: www.amazon.com
    • Part VI of "The Greenland Diaries" days 17 & 19 by Patrick Marsh
      • If you like it and want to read more, you will have to tune in to future episodes, or if you absolutely can't wait, you can purchase the hard copy of the book featuring diary days 1-100 directly from Patrick HERE or in ebook format on www.amazon.com
      • To read the first ten days of "The Greenland Diaries" for free, click HERE
      • To learn more about Patrick, visit his website www.basementsaid.com
    • The song "Money for your Major Boom" and the background Music for "The Peterson Laws": "Redemption Song" by Musical Guest Jocko MacNelly from Jocko's Yellow Album of Guitar Music
      • Jocko's website can be found HERE
      • His CD's can be purchased on the website or by clicking HERE
Author Norman Turrell

Author Norman Turrell

Author Dr. Dave Peterson

Author Dr. Dave Peterson

Author Patrick W. Marsh

Author Patrick W. Marsh

Musical Guest Jocko MacNelly

Musical Guest Jocko MacNelly

Episode 14

  • Episode 14: (9/25/2016)
    • "The Spider's Spinning" by Marian Thorpe
      • You can learn more about Marian by visiting her website at marianlthorpe.com
      • To purchase Marian's novel "Empire's Daughter" click HERE
      • Visit Marian's Facebook page HERE
    • Part IV of "The Peterson Laws" (Laws #7 & 8) by Dr. David Peterson
      • To purchase a copy of "The Petereson Laws: The Rules of Life, Laughter and Emergency Medicine" click here: www.amazon.com
    • Part V of "The Greenland Diaries" days 14-16 by Patrick Marsh
      • If you like it and want to read more, you will have to tune in to future episodes, or if you absolutely can't wait, you can purchase the hard copy of the book featuring diary days 1-100 directly from Patrick HERE or in ebook format on www.amazon.com
      • To read the first ten days of "The Greenland Diaries" for free, click HERE
      • To learn more about Patrick, visit his website www.basementsaid.com
    • The song "Money for your Major Boom" and the background Music for "The Peterson Laws": "Redemption Song" by Musical Guest Jocko MacNelly from Jocko's Yellow Album of Guitar Music
      • Jocko's website can be found HERE
      • His CD's can be purchased on the website or by clicking HERE
Author Marian Thorpe

Author Marian Thorpe

Author/Physician Dave Peterson

Author/Physician Dave Peterson

Author Patrick Marsh

Author Patrick Marsh

Musical Guest Jocko MacNelly

Musical Guest Jocko MacNelly

Episode 13

  • Episode 13: (8/23/2016)
    • "He She" by Carl Brookins
      • You can learn more about Carl by visiting his website at carlbrookins.com
      • For a complete list of Carl's books for purchase, click HERE
    • Part III of "The Peterson Laws" (Law #6) by Dr. David Peterson
      • To purchase a copy of "The Petereson Laws: The Rules of Life, Laughter and Emergency Medicine" click here: www.amazon.com
    • Interview with Lois Greiman
      • To learn more about Lois, check out her website at loisgreiman.com
      • To order an electronic copy of her latest book in the Chrissy McMullen series Unleashed, click HERE
      • Print copies will be for sale soon, so check her website or subscribe to her newsletter
      • Lois' children's book mentioned in the interview ("Buffalo Knees") is slated to be featured on the first episode of Bob's Children's Story Hour and can be purchased HERE
    • Part III of "The Greenland Diaries" by Patrick Marsh
      • If you like it and want to read more, you will have to tune in to future episodes, or if you absolutely can't wait, you can purchase the hard copy of the book featuring diary days 1-100 directly from Patrick HERE or in ebook format on www.amazon.com
      • To read the first ten days of "The Greenland Diaries" for free, click HERE
      • To learn more about Patrick, visit his website www.basementsaid.com
    • Background Music for "The Peterson Laws": "Redemption Song" by Musical Guest Jocko MacNelly from Jocko's Yellow Album of Guitar Music
      • Jocko's website can be found HERE
      • His CD's can be purchased on the website or by clicking HERE
    • Song "We All Want to Be" by Musical Guest Kyle Fosburgh
      • Kyle's website can be found HERE
      • You can purchase any and all of Kyle's music on bandcamp.com by clicking HERE
Author Carl Brookins - Sailing on Lake Superior 2004

Author Carl Brookins - Sailing on Lake Superior 2004

Author/Physician Dave Peterson

Author/Physician Dave Peterson

Author Lois Greiman on her horse, Sage

Author Lois Greiman on her horse, Sage

Author Patrick Marsh of "The Greenland Diaries"

Author Patrick Marsh of "The Greenland Diaries"

Musical Guest Kyle Fosburgh

Musical Guest Kyle Fosburgh

Musical Guest Jocko MacNelly

Musical Guest Jocko MacNelly

Episode 12

  • Episode 12: (7/26/2016)
    • "Polaris" by H. P. Lovecraft
      • You can find my favorite collection of H. P. Lovecraft stories by clicking HERE
      • Some of Lovecraft's other stories have been featured on the show - to hear these listen to episodes 1, 3, 5, and 7.
    • Part II of "The Peterson Laws" (#3-5) by Dr. David Peterson
      • To purchase a copy of "The Petereson Laws: The Rules of Life, Laughter and Emergency Medicine" click here: www.amazon.com
    • Interview with Dr. David Peterson himself.
       
    • Background Music for "The Peterson Laws": "Redemption Song" by Musical Guest Jocko MacNelly from Jocko's Yellow Album of Guitar Music
      • Jocko's website can be found HERE
      • His CD's can be purchased on the website or by clicking HERE
    • Songs "Morning Diamond" and "Fire in the Sky" by Musical Guest Kyle Fosburgh
      • Kyle's website can be found HERE
      • You can purchase any and all of Kyle's music on bandcamp.com by clicking HERE
         
Physician/Author Dr. David Peterson doing what he loves (Practicing Medicine)

Physician/Author Dr. David Peterson doing what he loves (Practicing Medicine)

Musical Guest Kyle Fosburgh

Musical Guest Kyle Fosburgh

Musical Guest Jocko MacNelly

Musical Guest Jocko MacNelly

Episode 11

  • Episode 11: (7/6/2016)
    • "Iced" by Lois Greiman
      • You can find out more about Lois Greiman by visiting her website at www.loisgreiman.com
      • Lois's books can be purchased via links on her website above, or on www.amazon.com
    • Part I of "The Peterson Laws" by Dr. David Peterson
      • To purchase a copy of "The Petereson Laws: The Rules of Life, Laughter and Emergency Medicine" click here: www.amazon.com
    • Part III of "The Greenland Diaries" by Patrick Marsh
      • If you like it and want to read more, you will have to tune in to future episodes, or if you absolutely can't wait, you can purchase the hard copy of the book featuring diary days 1-100 directly from Patrick HERE or in ebook format on www.amazon.com
      • To read the first ten days of "The Greenland Diaries" for free, click HERE
      • To learn more about Patrick, visit his website www.basementsaid.com
    • Background Music: "Redemption Song" by Musical Guest Jocko MacNelly from Jocko's Yellow Album of Guitar Music
      • Jocko's website can be found HERE
      • His CD's can be purchased on the website or by clicking HERE
Author Lois Greiman on her horse Sage

Author Lois Greiman on her horse Sage

The Peterson Laws by Dr. David Peterson

The Peterson Laws by Dr. David Peterson

Author Patrick Marsh

Author Patrick Marsh

Musical Guest Jocko MacNelly

Musical Guest Jocko MacNelly

Episode 10

  • Episode 10: (6/26/2016)
    • "Shafts to Hell" by Jeff Chapman
    • An interview with author of the "Greenland Diaries" Patrick Marsh
      • To learn more about Patrick, visit his website www.basementsaid.com
      • To read the first ten days of "The Greenland Diaries" for free, click HERE
      • If you like it and want to read more, you will have to tune in to future episodes, or if you absolutely can't wait, you can purchase the hard copy of the book featuring diary days 1-100 directly from Patrick HERE or in ebook format on www.amazon.com
Author Jeff Chapman

Author Jeff Chapman

Author Patrick Marsh

Author Patrick Marsh

Episode 9

  • Episode 9: (6/13/2016)
    • "Duke" by Francis H. Powell
      • To find out more about Francis H. Powell, visit his facebook page by clicking here: www.facebook.com
      • Francis' twitter feed can be found by clicking here
      • Francis' book "Flight of Destiny" can be purchased through www.amazon.com
    • Part 2 of Bob's Short Story Hour's new running segment "The Greenland Diaries" written by Patrick Marsh
      • To learn more about Patrick, visit his website www.basementsaid.com
      • To read the first ten days of "The Greenland Diaries" for free, click HERE
      • If you like it and want to read more, you will have to tune in to future episodes, or if you absolutely can't wait, you can purchase the hard copy of the book featuring diary days 1-100 directly from Patrick HERE or in ebook format on www.amazon.com
    • Song: "Pairie Thunder" by musical guest Braden Canfield
      • You can find out more about Braden and his music by visiting his website at www.bradencanfield.com
      • Braden's album "Soul, Stone and Sundry" which features the songs played on today's show can be purchased on CDbaby by clicking the following link: www.cdbaby.com

 

Author Francis H. Powell with his book Flight of Destiny

Author Francis H. Powell with his book Flight of Destiny

Author Patrick Marsh

Author Patrick Marsh

Musical Guest Braden Canfield

Musical Guest Braden Canfield

Episode 8

  • Episode 8: (5/30/2016)
    • "The Scarf" by Marlene Chabot
    • "Funny Dance" by Sanjay Deshmukh from the short story anthology "Childhood Regained: Stories of Hope for Asian Child Workers"
      • The Childhood Regained anthology can be purchased in ebook format or in hard copy by clicking here www.amazon.com
      • Net profits from the sales of the book are being donated to SOS Children's Villages, a charity that helps abandoned and orphaned children worldwide. Their website can be found by clicking HERE
    • Part 1 of Bob's Short Story Hour's new running segment "The Greenland Diaries" written by Patrick Marsh
      • To learn more about Patrick, visit his website www.basementsaid.com
      • To read the first ten days of "The Greenland Diaries" for free, click HERE
      • If you like it and want to read more, you will have to tune in to future episodes, or if you absolutely can't wait, you can purchase the hard copy of the book featuring diary days 1-100 directly from Patrick HERE or in ebook format on www.amazon.com
    • Songs: "I Spent Eternity in Target Yesterday" and "Adventures of a Family Man" by musical guest Braden Canfield
      • You can find out more about Braden and his music by visiting his website at www.bradencanfield.com
      • Braden's album "Soul, Stone and Sundry" which features the songs played on today's show can be purchased on CDbaby by clicking the following link: www.cdbaby.com
Author Marlene Chabot

Author Marlene Chabot

Author Patrick Marsh

Author Patrick Marsh

Musical Guest Braden Canfield

Musical Guest Braden Canfield

Childhood Regained - Cover

Childhood Regained - Cover

Episode 7

  • Episode 7: (5/13/2016)
    • "An Abundance of Caution" and "Dreams are for Sleep" by Dr. Tom Combs
      • Tom Combs has worked as an emergency medicine physician for over 25 years at Hennepin County Medical Center, the U of Cincinnati as a "flight physician" performing helicopter rescue, and North Memorial level 1 trauma center. For a full bio visit his website below.
      • You can find out more about Tom Combs on his website at: www.tom-combs.com
      • Tom's first novel "Nerve Damage" can be purchased here: www.amazon.com
      • The second story on the show "Dreams are for sleep" is included in an anthology which was released 5/10/2016 called "Childhood Regained: Stories of Hope for Asian Child Workers" - the net proceeds from the purchase of this work goes to SOS Children's Villages and helps abandoned and orphaned children all over the world. The program thanks all listeners who make a purchase of this book (available in kindle format or paperback) as well as the sharing of the cause on social media. Thank you for your support.
      • To purchase "Childhood Regained..." click here: www.amazon.com
      • To learn more about the charity, visit the SOS Children's Villages website here: www.sos-usa.org
    • "The Temple" by H.P. Lovecraft
      • My favorite anthology of H.P. Lovecraft stories can be purchased through Barnes and Noble by clicking here: www.b&n.com
    • Song: "Buffalo on the Highway" by musical guest Braden Canfield
      • You can find out more about Braden and his music by visiting his website at www.bradencanfield.com
      • Braden's album "Soul, Stone and Sundry" which features the songs played on today's show can be purchased on CDbaby by clicking the following link: www.cdbaby.com
Author Tom Combs

Author Tom Combs

Childhood Regained - cover

Childhood Regained - cover

Musical Guest Braden Canfield

Musical Guest Braden Canfield