In August's Rantcast, Michael Branch is cajoled by his family into purchasing a new, pedigreed English setter puppy. At first, the puppy seems useless and annoying -- certainly not worth the Stihl chainsaw Mike forgo to pay for the new dog. But eventually, Mike and the puppy come to a sort of peace over their common eccentricities.
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Rants from the Hill are Michael Branch's monthly musings on life in rural Nevada. They are posted at the beginning of each month at www.hcn.org. You can subscribe to the podcast for free in iTunes, or through Feedburner if you use other podcast readers. Each month's rant is also available in written form.
Musical credits for Rantcast: Bumper sticker sloganeering, licensed under Creative Commons, courtesy Lorenzo's Music, for opening and closing track "We All Fall Down," Admiral Bob, for "Slinky Blues," Big Blood, for "Moon Perfume," and Steven Arntston, for "Beechers Bibles." Find more Rants from the Hill at hcn.org.
If you like this podcast, you might also enjoy West of 100, our mid-month podcast covering nature and culture in the American West. Available for free via iTunes and through Feedburner.