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WANTED HERO RADIO NETWORK

WANTED HERO RADIO NETWORK

By Jaime Buckley
This is not your ordinary podcast, cupcake.

Revived from 2005, WHRN is a collection of ALL THINGS WANTED HERO: tips, commercials, interviews, original music and anything else we can THINK of to enhance and embed into the interactive fantasy adventure of WantedHero.com.

Created by author/illustrator Jaime Buckley, WHRN might possibly be the best example of what NOT to do with sound equipment and too much time on your hands...
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INTERVIEW: Höbin asks Finley Greenhopper about Fungal Horrors
This was not what I was expecting for my first interview, but here it is. During my personal tour of H1-C-FIN101 (a.k.a. PINWHEEL), armed with my cheap portable recorder, I was shoved into a decontamination chamber to avoid being assimilated by a walking, human-sized fungal parasite chasing Finley and I.  Under the hum of the air exchangers, I try to ask what questions I can think of. I was actually here to talk with Finley about the classifications fo dragons he'd discovered--but sometimes you just get what you get when in the field and doing things live. If you'd like to read the actual article on the Fungal Horror, you can find it here: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/wantedhero/a/fungal-horror-species - Höbin
19:44
March 26, 2021
MUSIC: Book of Dark Bindings
At the heart of Master Mahan's power is an ancient artifact of pure evil.  The Book of Dark Bindings...the collective knowledge of the Unembodied. A tomb of knowledge that allows its host to wield vast and seemingly unending power. ...but at a terrible price. What was it like when he who is called evil took hold of this book fro the first time and used his own blood to open its covers?? Find out. ----- Make sure to satisfy your Fiction-Addiction over at WantedHero.com, you can watch Jaime draw live on TWITCH, see us on YouTube... and we now have a new DISCORD community--so JOIN US!!
02:03
September 28, 2020
MUSIC: Attack on Til-Thorin (from book #3, Into the Fire)
I always wondered what it would feel like to see the Vallen horde at the ridge of the distant hills, preparing for their descent against the walls of Til-Thorin Keep. To witness a sea of muscle and sinew crash against the magically enhanced walls until stone and mortar cracked under the sheer weight of fury and near-desperate hunger for human flesh. Now I know. I present to you a brilliant piece of original music, entitled 'Attack on Til-Thorin'. ----- Make sure to satisfy your Fiction-Addiction over at WantedHero.com, you can watch Jaime draw live on TWITCH, see us on YouTube... and we now have a new DISCORD community--so JOIN US!!
02:48
September 28, 2020
MUSIC: United in Sorrow
Reaching for her little grandson, Caleb eagerly grasped his Nana’s hand, bathing it in tears. “Strength, my Caleb. You are the last of this house,” she choked, gripping his hand firmly. “Strength to our family, strength to our people.” Her head held erect, she looked about in blindness for those she knew would hold compassion and support for her plight. “Who will help a daughter of Iskäri?” she asked boldly. Standing, the High Elder removed Caleb, stepping back to make room for the necessary preparations, motioning for Shea to do the same. Wendell counted as twelve women came forward each offering, “I will help my sister,” as they wept. Sliding their hands under Kyliene’s body, they gingerly lifted her as Moira took the brilliantly white fabric from her arm and gracefully rolled it across the grass. The women gently laid Kyliene down once more, wrapping and tucking the edges to completely cover the body. Moira placed her hands on Kyliene’s head and wailed, “Never would I have thought this cloth we wove together would have been used for anyone but I!” Caleb rejoined her as the people gathered around them. Kneeling in silence, each Iskäri placed their hands upon the shoulders of those in front of them, creating a web of arms and bowed heads, every one reaching into the center towards Caleb and Moira. Each whispered prayers for the last of a family line, offering up all the love and strength of their people. They wept as one. ------------------ This original score was written for my book, Prelude to a Hero, by Ruud Janssen of Myton Music.  We'd love to hear what you think of this song, and any other you've listened to--just leave us a comment =) You will find more original music to satisfy your Fiction-Addiction over at WantedHero.com. You can also watch Jaime draw live on TWITCH, see us on YouTube... and we now have a new DISCORD community--so JOIN US!!
06:16
September 1, 2020
MUSIC: Chucks Theme Song (never thought this would happen)
WantedHero.com continues to expand and expand.  Three more composers have come on board to craft music for this epic fantasy world, and Tyler Eddington, a US composer, worked with me to shape what we now present to you: Chucks Theme Song No one knows how old he is.  He's forgotten more about magic than most mägo have learned, His greatest gift and most painful curse, is seeing the past, present, and future at the same time. ...and no one really knows how much Chuck truly knows. In the end, he's always a bit...off. And we love him dearly. ----- Make sure to satisfy your Fiction-Addiction over at WantedHero.com, you can watch Jaime draw live on TWITCH, see us on YouTube... and we now have a new DISCORD community--so JOIN US!!
02:00
August 29, 2020
MUSIC: ISH KROTHI UMBALLA!
Swirling sand, wind, magic, snake, gagging, ISH KROTHI UMBALLA! This is the interpretation of the opening scenes from PRELUDE TO A HERO, between Shea and his father, The High Elder. ---------------------------- If you'd like to get a copy of Prelude to a Hero, it can be found in both print and digital forms, through Amazon, and other popular online platforms. WANTED HERO IS NOW AN INTERACTIVE ONLINE EXPERIENCE! Make sure you come to check it out.
02:02
July 14, 2020
MUSIC: The sound of the ITHARI is revealed to the world!
Of all the songs I imagined, it was Ithari I wanted to hear the most. To feel the power and connection to the greatest magical artifact in my fictional world? All I could say was, "YES, PLEASE!!" Beautifully envisioned, masterfully crafted, Kayla Jessop brings to life the centerpiece of my fantasy world... Based on the book Prelude to a Hero I present the song 'Ithari'. Please leave a comment wherever you find this displayed.  ...I want Kayla to know how much you enjoyed her efforts!! ---------------------------- If you'd like to get a copy of Prelude to a Hero, it can be found in both print and digital forms, through Amazon, and other popular online platforms. WANTED HERO IS NOW AN INTERACTIVE ONLINE EXPERIENCE! Make sure you come to check it out.
02:52
July 14, 2020
MUSIC: REMEMBERING KYLIENE -- 3rd original song
This has become one of my greatest dreams come true--to have fans of this story create something amazing, just to share with each other. In April of 2020, I received an original piece of music from Kayla Jessop, a fan of this fictional world. Her talent is, to say the least, breathtaking--and she used that talent to capture feelings from these books to share with other readers.  Based on the book Prelude to a Hero I'm delighted to present a new song called 'Remembering Kyliene'  Kyliene, a lovely young blue-skinned teen of Sanctuary, took an instant shine to our Hero-to-be. This delightful music expresses the quirky yet endearing personality of the character readers around the world instantly fell in love with. Enjoy. ---------------------------- If you'd like to get a copy of Prelude to a Hero, it can be found in both print and digital forms, through Amazon, and other popular online platforms. WANTED HERO IS NOW AN INTERACTIVE ONLINE EXPERIENCE! Make sure you come to check it out.
04:02
July 9, 2020
MUSIC: THE FRUIT HARVEST--another original piece of music
What's it's like to have a fan write original scores of music because they were inspired by your worldbuilding and storytelling?  In April of 2020, I got to find out. I received an email with an attachment that made my heart swell and I shared it with you. Then it happened again!! Based on the book Prelude to a Hero this reader created a song called 'The Fruit Harvest' -- where Wendell was welcomed by the blue-skinned youth of Sanctuary during harvest time. At a time when our hero was both scared and unsure of himself, this delightful music depicts the kindness of the youth and the fun of the afternoon, collecting food for the community. Enjoy. ---------------------------- If you'd like to get a copy of Prelude to a Hero, it can be found in both print and digital forms, through Amazon, and other popular online platforms. WANTED HERO IS NOW AN INTERACTIVE ONLINE EXPERIENCE! Make sure you come to check it out.
02:40
June 17, 2020
MUSIC: SANCTUARY -- A fan writes an original song for Wanted Hero!
It's wonderful to write stories that readers enjoy. It's even better when those readers reach out to let you know that what you've written has touched their minds and heart. ...but what's it's like to have a fan write an original score of music because they were inspired, and so they decided to make your world THAT-MUCH-BETTER for everyone else? I got to find out. In April of 2020, I received an email with an attachment that made my heart swell. I want to share it with you. Based on the book Prelude to a Hero this reader created a song called 'Sanctuary' -- imagining what they would feel like walking through the moon-city, where all people live in an isolated harmony, and where the focus is on service, not coin. Enjoy. ---------------------------- If you'd like to get a copy of Prelude to a Hero, it can be found in both print and digital forms, through Amazon, and other popular online platforms. WANTED HERO IS NOW AN INTERACTIVE ONLINE EXPERIENCE! Make sure you come to check it out.
03:50
June 17, 2020
WORLDBUILDING #7: Story Arcs
Here we are, Day 7 in the worldbuilding series and it's time to cover STORY ARCS. What is the overall path your story will take from beginning to end and over the course of several books? To learn this aspect of worldbuilding is to learn the skill of overlapping and connecting the growth of your characters, to dramatically increase the complexity and realism of your story. In today's episode, Jaime takes a brief look at one of the most used story arcs in fantasy fiction: The Hero's Journey...using The Lord of the Rings as the example. Check out Jaime's Advanced Worldbuilding Journal to both record and organize your brilliant creations. Oh, and if you haven't heard, WantedHero.com is now SELLING IMMORTALITY (check it out here). Don't forget to LEAVE US A REVIEW ON iTUNES! 
12:22
April 4, 2019
WORLDBUILDING #6: Creating Personal Growth
In today's episode, I talk about creating personal growth in your characters. This step is important if you want to craft powerful story arcs and keep the attention of your readers. There are many ways to accomplish personal growth, but I'm going to share four specific strategies that work for me and many popular writers I know. They're fun, simple and when you hear what they are--they'll make perfect sense! Don't forget to check out Jaime's Advanced Worldbuilding Journal to both record and organize your brilliant creations. Don't forget to LEAVE US A REVIEW ON iTUNES! 
06:34
April 4, 2019
WORLDBUILDING #5: Support Characters
Welcome to Day 5 of the WORLDBUILDING series, where Simon and I talk about Support Characters...all the folks who didn't get the lead role. When you're writing fiction, support characters give you the ability to craft a larger net to capture readers--but what kind of personalities should you craft for your story? In today's episode I talk about three key roles you may want to consider. Roles that will help you shape a world that can grab a readers attention and keep it. Have fun! For the full article, you can lick here: https://wantedhero.com/worldbuilding-5-support-characters/ Don't forget to check out Jaime's Advanced Worldbuilding Journal to both record and organize your brilliant creations. Don't forget to LEAVE US A REVIEW ON iTUNES! 
12:16
March 23, 2019
WORLDBUILDING 4: Creating Characters
One of the enjoyable aspects of worldbuilding is developing interesting characters. After all, isn't your hero or heroine the heart of your fictional story? Simon and I talk about creating characters that are unique enough to grab the attention of your readers and keep it! If you listen to this podcast on iTunes, please consider leaving a review. For the article on this subject: https://wantedhero.com/worldbuilding-4-…ating-characters/
11:49
March 21, 2019
WORLDBUILDING #3: The Event
Did you know there was a streamlined, powerful way to create the flow of your fiction story?  One that will virtually guarantee to avoid writers block? It's TRUE! We discuss that in this episode, and it has to do with your EVENT. Don't forget to check out Jaime's Advanced Worldbuilding Journal to both record and organize your brilliant creations. Don't forget to LEAVE US A REVIEW ON iTUNES!  Thanks! 
09:08
March 10, 2019
WORLDBUILDING #2: The Most Important Question To Ask Yourself Before You Write
In the second episode of this Worldbuilding series, we talk about the most important question you should be asking yourself before you start writing any fictional story.  Those who are looking for a guide to improve their creations in record time might want to consider looking at ADVANCED WORLDBUILDING - A creative writing guide: Triggers, tips & strategies to explode your writing skills and captivate your readers.  If you buy the book through WantedHero.com, we include our special ADVANCED TEMPLATES for the same price. Want some FREE worldbuilding templates? You can find them HERE (at the bottom of the page).  Enjoy.
09:34
March 10, 2019
WORLDBUILDING #1: an Introduction
Jaime took some time and grabbed his co-host, rescuing him from a boring afternoon of homework and chores, so he could start making podcasts instead. Priorities, right? Every fictional story requires worldbuilding, so why not discuss what makes a great story to help both writers and readers experience more from the stories they enjoy. Jaime is the author of the popular book, "Advanced Worldbuilding" which you can find on Amazon and through thousands of brick and mortar stores in both the USA and Europe. Readers then requested a unique way to both create and organize their creations into reference books.  Check out Jaime's Advanced Worldbuilding Journal to both record and organize every brilliant idea in a quick reference book. Now, we also mentioned that Simon has a talent with stick figures, and Jaime wasn't kidding. Head on over to WantedHero.com to see examples of what the boys were talking about!  LEAVE US A REVIEW ON iTUNES! Seriously, head over and let us know how you enjoy WHRN and what we can do better. We only get discovered when you share with others. Thanks!
17:07
February 28, 2019
WHRN S1E3 Rappin' it Up 2 (with Evan & BLOOPERS)
As promised, today I'm bringing you the second show I did with my oldest daughter in 2005 called 'Rappin' it Up' with Ditto and Cosmo, which was based on my comic book series Wanted:Hero. Listening to this brought back memories of working at home, doing hundreds of takes to get the show right and also reminded me that working with youth isn't always easy...but always worth it. Today's show has another custom commercial and then at the end of this episode, bloopers were included from the whole process. It was a fantastic experience for all of us and I hope this will show you the kind of fun we hope to bring to you through this new podcast series. As a reminder, I still have the original comic books available in downloadable PDF's on our site, even though the printed versions are no longer available. You can find the comics in our Wanted Hero store and every purchase supports this show, allowing us to bring you more episodes.
28:25
February 12, 2019
WHRN S1E2 Rappin It Up - Flashback from 2005
As promised, I went looking for the two shows I did with my oldest daughter back in 2005 and I found them both. The audio is a little worn, as electronic files get when not re-saved over time, but they still sound pretty good. This show "Rappin' it Up" was my daughters idea. She get's all the credit here and it was a brilliant idea: interview the comic book characters from WantedHero.com. She knew that kids loved shows from other kids and she was spot on...the very next morning, less than 12 hours later, we had fan mail and she was an instant hit. Unfortunately we only made two of these shows--which was an intense process for me personally, trying to be all the voices to meet my daughters questions. So I'd like to share a piece of our podcasting journey with you from 2005. Enjoy!
11:40
February 11, 2019
WHRN S1E1 (Premiere Show)
Wanted Hero hasn't had a dedicated podcast since 2005, but that's about to change. in this premiere show, author, illustrator and Dad of 13 Jaime Buckley opens the doors to Clockworks City once more. Calling on the dedicated gnomes of the G.R.R. Jaime hopes to infiltrate the airwaves and get to podcast listeners everywhere. Jaime talks a little about how Wanted Hero got started, the mind blowing results of the first 12 months online and how he plans tomorrow entertain a new generation of listeners with this new series. For those new to WHRN and Wanted Hero, expect shows like "The Wanted HERO Podcast", "READ TO ME" (where Jaime reads from his books) and much more...
17:02
February 11, 2019