Soul Forge Podcast
Uncle Tom’s Cabin - 154

Uncle Tom’s Cabin - 154

May 28, 2020

A short story. This week on the podcast we are avoiding anything too serious. We are all due for a bit of light-hearted fun. Uncle Tom's Cabin is a short story that I wrote back in my university days. At one time I had ambitions to be an author, or a novelist or some kind of something in the arts world. So for this week, I present to you, a part of my final project in my creative writing class. I hope you enjoy my take on the story form. Uncle Tom's Cabin from 1998.

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Tragedy of Marc Maron & Lynn Shelton

Tragedy of Marc Maron & Lynn Shelton

May 21, 2020

This past weekend, director, editor, actress Lynn Shelton died unexpectedly. Shelton died of a previously unidentified blood disorder in Los Angeles on May 16, 2020, at age 54, after several days of ill health. She directed several award winning films:

2006 We Go Way Back  
2008 What the Funny  
2008 My Effortless Brilliance  
2009 Humpday  
2011 Your Sister's Sister  
2013 Touchy Feely  
2014 Laggies  
2017 Outside In  
2019 Sword of Trust  

This episode of the Soul Forge acknowledges her passing, but the main focus is on the man she left behind. Marc Maron has been a major influence on me and the podcast for the last several years. Although I have never met him, I feel a strange type of connection to his personality and his life. Lynn's passing and his grief have affected me on a fundamental level that I can't explain. So listen to this, but be warned that there are several clips of Marc's WTF Podcast. The emotion is real and it's raw.

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Weight Loss Surgery - 152

Weight Loss Surgery - 152

May 14, 2020

Thinking of getting weight loss surgery? We have a handy guide with practical handson experience. Listen to Julie's story and decide for yourself.

Gastric bypass is surgery that helps you lose weight by changing how your stomach and small intestine handle the food you eat.

After the surgery, your stomach will be smaller. You will feel full with less food.

The food you eat will no longer go into some parts of your stomach and small intestine that absorb food. Because of this, your body will not get all of the calories from the food you eat.

Sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical weight-loss procedure in which the stomach is reduced to about 15% of its original size, by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach along the greater curvature. The result is a sleeve or tube like structure. The procedure permanently reduces the size of the stomach, although there could be some dilatation of the stomach later on in life. The procedure is generally performed laparoscopically and is irreversible.

In general surgery, a Roux-en-Y anastomosis, or Roux-en-Y, is an end-to-side surgical anastomosis of bowel used to reconstruct the gastrointestinal tract. Typically, it is between stomach and small bowel that is distal (or further down the gastrointestinal tract) from the cut end.

We answer such questions as, "Is weight loss surgery cheating?" and we go over some of the possible complications, qualifications and mental adjustments you must make. The one thing to remember is not to compare your experience with anyone else.

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Mighty Morphin’ Podcast Rangers - 151

Mighty Morphin’ Podcast Rangers - 151

May 7, 2020

We podcast because we love it. We are the Mighty Morphin' Podcast Rangers!

Ok, ok, so we are not all that mighty. And we definitely do not morph. But we do adapt and change over time. Also, we aren't really rangers of any kind. Fine, you got me...we are not super heroes at all. However, we do enjoy the world of podcasting. That's what we do!

On this episode, Shawn, Paul and Dan go behind the scenes. This is a conversation they had after recording an episode for Dan's Temporal Trek Podcast. You can hear the raw and unedited version of that podcast on episode 289 of The Rusted Robot Podcast. However, what you will be hearing on this episode, is what took place after the main recording. The gang were just talking and this amazing conversation about podcasting took shape. We here at the Soul Forge hope you enjoy this look at what podcasters really think about this format.

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