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For the Love of Story

For the Love of Story

By TJ Tooley
Part audio book, part writing prompts, part book club, and so much more!
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Leapers - Part XII
Part twelve of an original story written and read by T.J. Tooley. "Carson and Jessie investigate who was really behind the Beckham family kidnappings. . ." Music: https://www.purple-planet.com Theme: Battle Plan
56:53
August 4, 2020
Leapers - Part XI
Part eleven of an original story written and read by T.J. Tooley. "Isaac is avoiding the police after the Beckham family was kidnapped. He will have to work with unlikely allies to avoid going to prison." Music: https://www.purple-planet.com  Theme: Battle Plan
50:12
July 28, 2020
Leapers - Part X
Part ten of an original story written and read by T.J. Tooley. Jessie's life turns into a nightmare when she finds out that her mother was kidnapped. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com Theme: Battle Plan
42:55
July 21, 2020
Leapers - Part IX
Part nine of an original story written and read by T.J. Tooley. Carson's whole world was turned upside down on Leap Year Day. Now he demands answers from those who have wronged him in the day leading up to Henry Wentzler's 2nd Test Ceremony.  Music: https://www.purple-planet.com Theme: Battle Plan
53:33
July 15, 2020
Leapers - Part VIII
Part eight of an original story written and read by T.J. Tooley. Jessie and Issac led very different secret lives. Their paths were intertwined, more than even they knew, in the years before Carson James brought their paths crashing together. Under the watchful eye of the powerful secret organization, Jessie and Isaac set forth to achieve their individual goals before it's too late.  Music: https://www.purple-planet.com  Theme: Battle Plan
41:50
May 26, 2020
Leapers - Part VII
Part seven of an original story written and read by T.J. Tooley. Jessie and Isaac led very different secret lives. Their paths were intertwined, more than even they knew, in the years before Carson James brought their paths crashing together. Under the watchful eye of the powerful secret organization, Jessie and Isaac set forth to achieve their individual goals before it's too late.  Music: https://www.purple-planet.com  Theme: Battle Plan
44:34
May 19, 2020
Leapers - Part VI
Part six of an original story written and read by T.J. Tooley. Jessie and Isaac led very different secret lives. Their paths were intertwined, more than even they knew, in the years before Carson James brought their paths crashing together. Under the watchful eye of the powerful secret organization, Jessie and Isaac set forth to achieve their individual goals before it's too late.  Music: https://www.purple-planet.com Theme: Battle Plan
40:32
May 12, 2020
Leapers - Part V
Part five of an original story written and read by T.J. Tooley. Jessie and Isaac led very different secret lives. Their paths were intertwined, more than even they knew, in the years before Carson James brought their paths crashing together. Under the watchful eye of the powerful secret order, Jessie and Isaac set forth to achieve their individual goals before it's too late. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com Theme: Battle Plan
40:04
May 5, 2020
Leapers - Part IV
Part four of an original story written and ready by T.J. Tooley.  Investigative journalist, Carson James seeks to prove the existence of a secret organization that his father was obsessed with before his mother's mysterious death.  Music: https://www.purple-planet.com Theme: Battle Plan
39:04
February 29, 2020
Leapers - Part III
Part three of an original story written and read by T.J. Tooley. Investigative journalist, Carson James seeks to prove the existence of a secret organization that his father was obsessed with before his mother's mysterious death. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com Theme: Battle Plan
41:35
February 28, 2020
Leapers - Part II
Part two of an original story, written and read by T.J. Tooley.  Investigative journalist, Carson James, seeks to prove the existence of a secret organization that his father was obsessed with before his mother's mysterious death.  Music: https://www.purple-planet.com Theme: Battle Plan
52:15
February 18, 2020
Leapers - Part I
Part one of an original short story, written and read by T.J. Tooley. Investigative journalist, Carson James, seeks to prove the existence of a secret organization that his father was obsessed with before his mother's mysterious death. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com Theme: Battle Plan
45:28
February 11, 2020
Silvia the Elf who Saved Christmas
An original Christmas story written and ready by Yours Truly and featuring the podcast debut of Kyla Buettner as Silvia!  "Santa and the elves must get creative to solve an unprecedented problem that will change Christmas Eve forever. . ." Music: https://www.purple-planet.com Theme: Transmission
32:34
December 17, 2019
The Author - Behind the Scenes
A break down of the writing process and creative planning that went into the original short story "The Author" as heard on For the Love of Story podcast. Join me as I take a deep dive into Parts 1, 2, and 3, share some secrets from before the final episodes were published, and interview Creative Bobbie; the graphic designer who made the art for each episode! Music: https://www.purple-planet.com  Theme: Transmission
41:31
November 26, 2019
The Author - Part III: Impostor
An original short story, written and read by T.J. Tooley. (Part 3 of 3) A struggling writer must confront the fears and doubts standing in the way of his dream to be a published author. At the bottom of a downward spiral, The Author is visited by three very unexpected characters. . .  Music: https://www.purple-planet.com  Theme: Transmission
22:23
November 19, 2019
The Author - Part II: Unknown
An original short story, written and read by T.J. Tooley. (Part 2 of 3) A struggling writer must confront the fears and doubts standing in the way of his dream to be a published author. At the bottom of a downward spiral, The Author is visited by three very unexpected characters. . . Music: https://www.purple-planet.com Theme: Transmission
24:50
November 12, 2019
The Author - Part I: Failure
An original short story, written and read by T.J. Tooley. (Part 1 of 3) A struggling writer must confront the fears and doubts standing in the way of his dream to be a published author, At the bottom of a downward spiral, The Author is visited by three very unexpected characters. . . Music: https://www.purple-planet.com  Theme: Transmission
22:18
November 5, 2019
204 - Truly News Report
Introducing the Truly News Report! In this new episode type, I present a short news report. It features news from around the United States, weather, sports, and entertainment from the days leading up to this episode's release.  Music: https://www.purple-planet.com Theme: Transmission News Intro Sound: soundbible.com/2041-News-Intro.html
09:07
March 5, 2019
203 - Sleep Quality is Key
In this advice blog style episode I dive into healthy sleep practices presented by the National Sleep Foundation. I discuss my current sleep practices and ways I plan to improve my quality of sleep.  Music: https://www.purple-planet.com Theme: Transmission
20:24
February 19, 2019
202 - Davis Comma Will
It's Story Time! My great friend and co-host of Everyone & Their Brother Podcast, William Davis joins me as my special guest. Hear the awesome story of his life, his passions, podcasting, and comedy.  Music: https://www.purple-planet.com Theme: Transmission
30:21
February 12, 2019
201 - 2 Love 2 Story
For the Love of Story podcast is back with the Season 2 premier! This episode is about how some episode structures have changed, what new episode types you can expect from this season, and gets you caught up on what I was doing in the off season! I introduce next week's guest, and announce the first Book Club of the season! Thanks for listening! Music: https:///www.purple-planet.com Theme: Transmission
13:35
February 5, 2019
Christmas Special 2018!
Merry Christmas! For this extra long special I break down my some of my favorite Christmas traditions and read an original story I wrote just for this occasion called "Silvia, the elf who saved Christmas" for a holiday Impromptoo! I hope you enjoy! Music: https://www.purple-planet.com Theme: Transmission
48:12
December 25, 2018
Bonus 3: Harry Potter and the Off Season Book Club
I take a magical walk down memory lane and discuss the book that introduced us all to the Wizarding World: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Philosopher's Stone) by J.K. Rowling. I discuss my past experiences with this book, compare it to the movie version, and review the overall story. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com Theme: Transmission
34:45
December 11, 2018
Bonus 2: An Incredible Recut!
A short taste of episode 12 of my podcast: Everyone & Their Brother titled "Pitch Please 2 - Steve Harvey's: Think Like a Villain" where we cast a live action sequel to Disney and Pixar's "The Incredibles" I share my casting and give a brief description of my story set 20 years after the events of the first two movies! For the Love of Story: Music: https://www.purple-planet.com Theme: Transmission Everyone & Their Brother: Music: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Theme: Cheery Monday
20:46
November 27, 2018
Bonus 1: A Herculean Recut
A short taste of episode 3 of my other podcast: Everyone & Their Brother titled "A Herculean Effort" where we cast a live action sequel to Disney's "Hercules." I share my unique twist on the story and reveal my cast. For the Love of Story: Music: https://www.purple-planet.com Theme: Transmission Everyone & Their Brother: Music: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Theme: Cheery Monday
31:55
November 13, 2018
114 - Season 1 Finale
In this season finale I review the previous episodes of For the Love of Story, I reflect on the journey of creating this podcast, and give a quick look ahead to the off season schedule! Music: https://www.purple-planet.com Theme: Transmission
25:28
October 30, 2018
113 - A Daisy Carved in Stone
The next chapter of our adventure is here! We continue chasing clues written in old letters from around New York. What did D.E.G. have in store for us this time? Join me as we continue our quest "For Emma." Check out episodes 104 and 109 for the first two parts of this original writing adventure! Music: http://www.purple-planet.com Theme: Transmission
10:45
October 23, 2018
112 - For the Love of Inception
The first ever "For the Love of Screen" episode! It's like book club for movies! Myself and two friends discuss one of our all time favorite movies: "Inception" Music: http://www.purple-planet.com Theme: Transmission
40:01
October 16, 2018
111 - Theater 4
A short story written and read by Yours Truly based on a writing prompt I wrote with my friend Creative Bobbie! In this story, young Ashton and his friends investigate the mysterious Theater 4 where movies supposedly come to life! Music: http://www.purple-planet.com Theme: Transmission
21:23
October 9, 2018
110 - Yours Truly Tool3y
I break down my thought process behind my sidekicks writing prompt response from episode 107, I share my thoughts on our first book club from episode 108, I update you on my personal writing challenges, and give a quick look at the next couple episodes! Music: http://www.purple-planet.com Theme: Transmission
20:54
October 2, 2018
109 - An Update for Emma
The next chapter of our adventure is finally here! We continue chasing clues written in old letters from around New York. What did D.E.G. have in store for us this time? Join me as we continue our quest "For Emma." Check out episode 104 for the first part of this story. Music://www.purple-planet.com Theme: Transmission
15:47
September 25, 2018
108 - The Alchemist's Book Club
The first Book Club episode! I discuss and review "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho with my guest star @creativebobbie Music: http://www.purple-planet.com Theme: Transmission
34:14
September 18, 2018
107 - Impromptoo Sidekicks
A short story written and read by Yours Truly based on the writing prompt from Reddit user u/thx_1138 about a superhero and villain's sidekicks meeting while shopping. Music: http://www.purple-planet.com Theme: Transmission
14:57
September 11, 2018
106 - Hi(story) Time
My Labor Day weekend special! I give a brief history on the fascinating history of Labor Day and share my views on the how the original purpose behind creating the holiday still apply to us today. Music: http://www.purple-planet.com Theme: Transmission
20:30
September 4, 2018
105 - Yours Truly 2 (ley)
I break down my thought process behind the writing prompt and response I wrote for episode 2 and give my first writing update on my book. Music: http://www.purple-planet.com Theme: Trasmission
20:40
August 28, 2018
104 - Original Writing Adventure
A new adventure begins as I discover a mysterious letter hidden in an old library book. Music: http://www.purple-planet.com Theme: Transmission
12:57
August 21, 2018
103 - Bobbie's Creative Life
It's Story Time! My awesome friend Creative Bobbie joins me as my first guest! I interview him and he shares his unique story with all of us. Music: http://www.purple-planet.com Theme: Transmission
35:59
August 14, 2018
102 - Red Prompt Blue Prompt
A short story written and read by Yours Truly based on an original writing prompt. Music: http://www.purple-planet.com Theme: Transmission
16:30
August 7, 2018
101 - Truly an Introduction
The very first episode of For the Love of Story! This episode is a brief introduction to the podcast, descriptions of all 5 episode types, and a quick look at next week's episode! Theme: Transmission Music: http://www.purple-planet.com
05:56
July 31, 2018