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Episode 5

Thomas Eastmond - Part 2

In part 2, Jim talks with Tom about the tension between faith and reason, his latest screenplay, the economics of gold and more on "weaponized grievances".

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Thomas Eastmond - Part 2 Jul 6, 2015

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Episode 5

Thomas Eastmond - Part 1

Longtime Riley's Farm friend, attorney, surfer, screenwriter and father of five, Thomas Eastmond drops by the Hawk's Head to talk with Jim about the law, his writing projects, Bruce Jenner and more.

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Thomas Eastmond - Part 1 Jul 2, 2015

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Episode 4

Napoleon Ryan - Part 2

In part 2, Jim talks with Napoleon about British influence on American culture, what makes a great film, his recent wedding and his character's future in Courage, New Hampshire.

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Napoleon Ryan - Part 2 Jun 18, 2015

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Episode 4

Napoleon Ryan - Part 1

English actor Napoleon Ryan (aka "Governor Wentworth") dropped by the Hawk's Head Tavern to talk with Jim about growing up in England, attending Oxford and the types of roles he enjoys playing.

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Napoleon Ryan - Part 1 Jun 17, 2015

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Episode 3

Pastor Randy Gibson

Longtime Riley's Farm friend Pastor Randy Gibson drops by the Hawk's Head to chat with Jim about theology, his struggle with Lyme Disease and the recent revelations about Bill Gothard's organization.

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Pastor Randy Gibson Jun 6, 2015

Ballad Mongers — A Free DVD Offer

In the 18th century, traveling minstrel pitch men would stand on a perch at fairs and musters and sing a song.   If the country folk took a fancy to the the tune he sold them a copy printed on a broadside. We need some ballad mongers. Do you have a platform? Are you up on the soap box quite […]

A Year Making It, A Year Yelling About It

Yesterday (and this morning) have been sort of hopping on the distribution front. We have a European network interested.  (They all speak English over there, unlike here in the states) Ben Shapiro, the guy who was the youngest syndicated columnist in America at age 16 and who graduated from Harvard Law at 23 years old, […]

Thinking Outloud about Distribution Again

Next week, we’ll have a few meetings with “channel” distributors so I’m just writing this all down to see if I understand it: 

Clothing the Past

As I sit down to write this post, I think of the title I have been given in regards to this show: Costumer. And while we are indeed creating costumes, to take us back to a time and place little known to us, we are creating the clothing that these people wore all the time. […]

The Press

Like any profession, the media has its share of rogues and whores.   A few years ago, a production company came out here (Riley’s Farm) and promised us they intended to film a simple reality show featuring a family who loved visiting our farm.   That was just about the last true statement they made in our brief history […]

When Evil Wears Good Manners

If Courage, New Hampshire, were, well, Courage, Virginia, we might have a more flamboyant royal governor for the show, but this being New Hampshire in 1770, we have one John Wentworth (right) to study, and he’s just that — an interesting study.  The enemies of the Wentworth family, in New Hampshire, called his extended kin “The […]

Executions and Hangings 1769

A trip through the New Hampshire Gazette, starting with December, 1768, including a report, in some detail, on the hanging and burning of Susannah Lott “..Last week a Court-Martial was held on board His Majesty’s Ship Mermaid, for the Trial of some Sailors for Desertion;  two were sentenced to be flogged from Ship to Ship, & another […]