RUSH HOUR Twentieth Anniversary

StorySmack Episode #38

In these trying political days, sometimes you want some good old-fashioned fun. StorySmack aim’s to please, which is why were talking about the 20th anniversary of the Chris Tucker/Jackie Chan buddy-cop flick RUSH HOUR. Can you read the words coming out of this screen?

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/38_StorySmack_38_-_Rush_Hour.mp3

Not only did this box-office beast firmly establish Chan as star of American movies and catapult Tucker into super-stardom, it featured two minority leads long before the birth of social media. RUSH HOUR spawned two sequels (and perhaps a third, listen in!). We had a blast re-watching, join us for a conversation about this killer flick.


Don’t see a “play” button above? Click here to download. This episode brought to you in part by our Audible Free Trial page.  

Continue Reading →

EARTHCORE Episode #14

A lab accident has injured Angus Kool and Randy Wright. Could it be sabotage? Could outside forces be trying to derail Earthcore’s dig, or could it even be an inside job? Meanwhile, Sonny McGuiness is closing in on finding yet another dark secret of the desolate peak in the Wah Wah mountain range. But this secret looks … lethal.

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/14_EARTHCORE_Episode_14.mp3

Don’t see a “play” button above? Click here to download. This episode is sponsored in part by our GoDaddy Coupon page, which features the 99-cent new dot-com code CJCSIG99C.

Continue Reading →

My “The Problem With Apu” script

Written for a Simpsons spec script contest

TL:DNR SUMMARY

If you’re a Simpsons fan (or you have spent basically any time on social media, ever), you might be familiar with controversy over the character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon from THE SIMPSONS.

Apu, the operator of the famed Kwik-E-Mart, is a …

Continue Reading →

EARTHCORE Episode #13

Angus Kool has been plotting for a chance to slip away from the Earthcore camp and test the tech that will let him explore the tunnels before anyone else, but he doesn’t know that ex NSA agent Kayla Meyers is watching their every move. And so has Sonny McGuiness, who is looking for a way to cash in himself. Meanwhile, Veronica Reeves’ objection to EARTHCORE’s mining is eroding in the face of the company’s resources and technology, which is letting her discover the long-hidden horrors of the dig site.

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/13_EARTHCORE_Episode_13.mp3

Don’t see a “play” button above? Click here to download. This episode is also sponsored by the Stamps.com promo code” page.

Continue Reading →

EARTHCORE Episode #12

Complications in the mine drilling have caused critical slow-downs — Connell Kirkland doesn’t accept slowdowns. What will he do to motivate Mack Hendricks and the other to work faster? And it’s about to get worse, as a huge delay drives right up to the mine’s front gate.

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/12_EARTHCORE_Episode_12.mp3

Don’t see a “play” button above? Click here to download. This episode is also brought to you in part by Audible Free Trial“.

Continue Reading →

EARTHCORE Episode #11

Connell Kirkland has just learned that EARTHCORE’s camp is sitting above a four-mile-long, half-mile wide chunk of solid platinum. Now he must share that information with EARTHCORE owner Barbara Yakely, who is back in Denver. The two of them will figure out what comes next. Meanwhile, Angus Kool and his assistant Randy Wright are looking to sneak away and explore the mountain’s tunnel complex. Will they be the first humans to discover unseen passages?

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/11_EARTHCORE_Episode_11.mp3

Don’t see a “play” button above? Click here to download. This episode is sponsored by our “Space Opera” series THE GALACTIC FOOTBALL LEAGUE.

Continue Reading →

EARTHCORE Episode #10

The Earthcore camp is supposed to be a secret, but ex-NSA agent Kayla Meyers is damn good at uncovering secrets. She’s discovered the camp location, and now must learn all she can. She will be watching from afar when Connell Kirkland finally arrives on-site, and is welcomed in by head mining engineer Mack Hendricks. Angus Kool is already on site, and has been hard at work — what has he discovered about the massive platinum deposit?

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/10_EARTHCORE_Episode_10.mp3

Don’t see a “play” button above? Click here to download. This episode also brought to you by GoDaddy Coupon page.

Continue Reading →

EARTHCORE Episode #9

Sonny McGuiness and Cho Takachi have been researching the history of the Wah Wah mountains and the Silver Spring, the find that put EARTHCORE on the hunt for the biggest platinum deposit ever discovered. They have found a disturbing artifact, a deadly artifact, and must learn more. Meanwhile, Connell Kirkland must find a mining engineer that can dig to a world-record depth of three miles underground. Mack Hendricks is that engineer — can Connell convince him to join the project? And all this time, disgraced NSA agent Kayla Meyers has been digging for a different kind of treasure — the secret of the hidden mine’s location, and how she can turn that into a new life for herself.

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/09_EARTHCORE_Episode_9.mp3

Don’t see a “play” button above? Click here to download. This episode also sponsored by the Stamps.com promo code page.

Continue Reading →

EARTHCORE Episode #8

A PANDEMIC tie-in — how did the events of that story impact Denver, where Connell must visit the EARTHCORE labs. At the lab, Connell gets the low-down on just how big the Silver Spring find might be. But, if the company can’t reach the motherlode, no matter how big it is it is worthless. What will Connell, Angus and Patrick O’Doyle do to solve this problem?

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/08_EARTHCORE_Episode_8.mp3

Don’t see a “play” button above? Click here to download. This episode also sponsored by our “Audible Free Trial” page.

Continue Reading →

EARTHCORE Episode #7

Sonny McGuiness and Cho Takachi have been tasked with researching the past of the staggering Silver Spring find in the Utah’s Wah Wah mountains. They are about to learn that history has not been kind to miners in that area. At the same time, EARTHCORE’s head scientist, Angus Kool and his lackey Randy Right are heading up the effort to analyze the site’s size and potential. Angus can’t wait to get back to the company offices in Denver, because he’s going to find a way to tear Connell Kirkland a new one. How will Angus fare?

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/07_EARTHCORE_Episode_7.mp3

Don’t see a “play” button above? Click here to download. This episode brought to you by our GoDaddy Coupon.

Continue Reading →

EARTHCORE Episode #6

Sonny McGuiness has sold his interest in the Silver Spring mine to EARTHCORE, but he’s still involved in the project. A fat percentage awaits him if he goes to work for EARTHCORE’s hard-ass director, Connell Kirkland. Kirkland wants to make sure Sonny stays in the picture. Meanwhile, Connell now must make sure other interests aren’t looking at the Utah site, and he has to get his experts started on discovering just how big this find might be. For that, he needs the services of Randy Wright, and Angus Kool.

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/06_EARTHCORE_Episode_6.mp3

Don’t see a “play” button above? Click here to download. This episode also sponsored by the Stamps.com promo code page.

Continue Reading →

EARTHCORE Episode #5

Connell Kirkland wants dirt on Sonny McGuiness, a prospector who has quite possibly found the most-valuable metal deposit ever discovered. To get that dirt, he needs info from the one person who knows Sonny better than anyone — metallurgist Herbert Darker, who has analyzed Sonny’s finds for decades. To get that info from Herbert, Connell has enlisted the services of Kayla Meyers … former NSA agent who specializes in retrieving information, by any means necessary.

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/05_EARTHCORE_Episode_5.mp3

Don’t see a “play” button above? Click here to download. This episode also sponsored by our “Audible Free Trial” page.

Continue Reading →

EARTHCORE Episode #4

Prospector Sonny McGuiness has unwittingly found the mother lode in the hills of Utah. He thinks he’s found silver, when in truth he has hit the El Dorado of a more valuable material — platinum. A find so pure it might prove to be the most-valuable deposit on the planet. Connell Kirland wants that find. To get it, he needs the dirt on McGuiness, and to get that dirt, there is only one person he can call … a woman named Farm Girl.

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/04_EARTHCORE_Episode_4.mp3

Don’t see a “play” button above? Click here to download. This episode also sponsored by our “Space Opera” brought to you by our Space Opera series, the Galactic Football League.

Continue Reading →

EARTHCORE Episode #3

Sonny McGuiness found the fabled silver spring and has turned in his first findings for analysis. Is the find for real? Is he about to be a rich man? Sonny’s find will soon bring him into the sights of one Connell Kirkland — a place no one wants to be.

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/03_EARTHCORE_Episode_3.mp3

Don’t see a “play” button above? Click here to download. This episode brought to you by our GoDaddy Coupon.

Continue Reading →

EARTHCORE Episode #2

In the last episode, the book’s prologue set the stage for a nasty bit of evil lurking in the desolate hills of Utah. Now the book begins in earnest as Connell Kirkland and Sonny McGuiness begin journeys that soon pit them against each other in a fight for wealth and power.

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/02_EARTHCORE_Episode_2.mp3

Don’t see a “play” button above? Click here to download. This episode also sponsored by the Stamps.com promo code page.

Continue Reading →