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Episode 6

Richard Hanna - Part 2

In part 2, Mr. Hanna talks with Jim more about his service in World War II, whether we should have dropped the bomb, his postwar days as a tommy gun-toting adventurer and the current threats to American freedom.

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Richard Hanna - Part 2 Aug 25, 2015

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Episode 6

Richard Hanna - Part 1

World War II veteran and longtime friend Richard Hanna drops by the Hawk's Head Tavern to talk with Jim about growing up during the Great Depression and his service in the war.

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Richard Hanna - Part 1 Aug 5, 2015

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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

Pastor Randy Gibson

This may scandalize a few of my Baptist and Nazarene friends, but I hope heaven will be something like a tavern.  I can’t imagine the Lord High King of the Universe objecting to good food, fine wine, and stories well told; and, so long as we all understand we’re not talking about perpetual servitude, how could […]

Tavern Talk: Phil Lollar

Sound Effects, Creative Tension and “Adventures in Odyssey” Part One of Our Phil Lollar Interview on Tavern Talk We invited Phil Lollar, the co-creator of the very successful radio drama, “Adventures in Odyssey” to stop by the Hawk’s Head Tavern at Riley’s Farm to talk about his new show “Iliad House.” He graciously accepted. (Can […]

John Adams [Video]

This is the chatty, gossipy, dismissive side of our 2nd president. You’re going to love hearing what he has to say about the John Green family of Stafford Springs, Connecticut. People pick on John Adams, but he didn’t spring ex nihilo out of the New England mist. America was built, in large part, on the Puritan […]

NEW: Veteran Screen Actor Returns to the Courage Tavern

In a crowded New England tavern, after a court of general sessions, Merry Pugwell (Chris MacDonnell) can’t sleep;  he shakes off a nightmare and wakes to find Simeon Trapp (Basil Hoffman) in similar straits.  Anxious for company, Pugwell initiates a conversation, but the news Trapp has to offer leaves Pugwell worried his nightmare is just […]

Vignettes from Courage, New Hampshire

  New on Colony Bay:  Alexandra Oliver & Lorraine Pope in “Before the Travail”  If you haven’t seen episode one of Courage, New Hampshire, our seven day free trial offers the hour long episode up free, along with two new Courage, New Hampshire webisodes. “House Arrest” isn’t just a reality in the era of digital ankle bracelets.  During […]

The Life of Riley

Join the Colony and Watch “The Life of Riley” Is there anyone over twelve years old in the English speaking world who hasn’t heard these words at some point in their life: “they should make a reality show about you?” I doubt it.  We certainly hear it a lot.  When you consider our situation here […]

Magic for the Masses

Can little independent companies produce a television channel you’re willing to pay for? A few days ago, my fourteen your old son Gabriel re-discovered the visual wizardry of a young guy who can create glass-shattering car accidents without getting anyone hurt.  He can bring down skyscrapers without real-world tragedy. He can build entire underground command […]

Our Take on Turn

Parental Warning: a few scenes in Turn may not be appropriate for younger children and teenagers. Almost from the moment of its rumored pre-production, I’ve been asked by friends and fans of Courage what I thought about the new Revolutionary War spy series, “Turn” on AMC. A few folks even appear sheepish about it — […]

A Fiesta Siesta

Mortified in light of the recent Dartmouth “Fiesta” fiasco, we offer our apologies for words we may have used without even thinking… First off, an apology. For too long now, I have apparently failed to thank the people of New Hampshire for allowing me to use the term “New Hampshire.” They have also graciously permitted […]