Saturday, December 29, 2012

You Wear It Well

I talk to Julie Kuehl, my co-host on the SciTech Talk Podcast, about some of her accomplishments. From martial arts (with swords) to motorcycles to ham radio, we hear stories from her interesting life. We discuss Japan, Dakota weather and travel tips. So grab a cup of coffee, put your feet up and have a listen.

Julie's About.Me Page

SciTech Talk Podcast

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Julie's Motorcycle Blog

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Auld Lang Syne

In this episode I recall some of my Christmas memories about our country church and my family. From waiting for people to come home to opening presents, this was a special time of year when I was a kid. Please come and listen to my tales of Christmas past.

The top  picture is one that my son Eric McPeek took. It is the alter of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Hague Township as it sits in the Clark County Historical Society. It was in the original building until the congregation was dissolved in 1993.

The other picture is from the front of the bulletin for our Centennial celebration.

Auld Lang Syne: A recording by Frank C. Stanley.

My cousin Bob McPeek's song and video based on poems written by his dad during World War II. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Moved by the Spirit

Tina Peterson, a pastor's wife from Clark, South Dakota and a friend of mine, tells me about her trip to Israel. She shares her impressions of the culture and the food, and what it was like to be where Jesus had lived.

Clark Assembly of God

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Geeks 'R' Us

Kevin Allder and I sit down to talk about our early geekery and how we were able to do this while growing up in a rural environment. So break out the Twinkie's (if there are any out there), polish up your slide rules and listen to us trip down memory lane.

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Geekiest Show Ever

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Summer Breeze

I shoot the breeze with Summer Hartzfeld about being blind, using computers and using the Linux and OSX operating systems.

Nosilla Podcast

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Tales of a Farm Boy

This time I do something a little different and tell some of my stories about growing up on the farm and the lessons I learned about birth, death and nature.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Domo Arigato

Where you are will help to shape the person you become. Whether it is going to another city to have your beliefs challenged or going to another country and being exposed to another way of life, location can be as important as the people you know. Join me as Scott Willsey talks to me about being a foreigner (gaijin) in Japan.

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The picture is one that I took at the Japanese Gardens  in Sioux Falls South Dakota.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Stranger in Strange Land

  You live in a small town all your life and you end up seeing things from a certain point of view. That why it is refreshing to have some one new come to town especially if it is someone who has led a different life than you. This is the story of Josh Birrittier, a tattoo artist that moved to the town of Clark. Hear how he got his start, how he ended up here and what he thinks of the place where he lives.

Clark, South Dakota 

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

It's Hard to Watch Your Dreams Die

In this first episode I tell  the story of my rise and fall as a farmer. Coming from a long line of farmers, I had dreams and ambitions  but reality has this habit of doing what it wants. Listen to the podcast and see how my story comes out.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


This is the companion blog to the "Bard on the Plains" podcast. This podcast is about stories and storytelling. Storytelling is one of the oldest forms of entertainment. From sitting around the campfire to the child sitting on Grandpa's knee, we have communicated with each like this for ages. Not only was it entertainment it was also a way of passing down laws and traditions. We still communicate with each other nowadays but it is increasingly through static mediums such Facebook and Twitter. Without the human interaction we lose the context of the story.  That is what I hope to do differently on this podcast, have real people telling their stories in their own voice so the emotion and feelings come through.