Ward Fleming, Part 2 – “Imposter” – TWP020

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Ward may have invented the pinscreen, but just because someone made something doesn’t someone else won’t be happy to take all the credit.  This is the story of an inventor and his imposter, and how one man had to fight off a swarm of people looking to profit off of his life’s work.  Enjoy.

Additional music for this episode was provided by Podington Bear under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial license.  Tracks: Golden Hour, Pythagoras, Skeptic, Blue Highway.

Music also provided by Krowne under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike license.  Their track “Detective” can be found here.


June Jones, Part 1 – “Love is the Difference” – TWP007

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In 1998, the University of Hawaii was ranked 112th out of 112 teams in the NCAA.  Having lost for 18 straight games, they were at a bottom and had little hope for a turnaround.  So they turned to an adopted son: NFL coach June Jones.  Taking a huge career risk, June accepted the challenge and stepped in to make some changes.  But those changes had less to do with building a new field tactic than it did with building a new kind of community.

We proudly present to you the story of the single greatest turnaround in college football history: the 1999 Hawaii Warriors.  Mahalo.

Additional music for this episode was provided by Monplaisir under a CC0 1.0 Universal license (public domain dedication).  Their track is titled “Red Hair, Blue Sky”.

Also featured were Johnny Nobles Hawaiians and The Hawaiian Trio.


Jonathan Meiburg, Part 1 – “Restless and Relaxed” – TWP004

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Jonathan Meiburg is a bonafide rock star.  But for the past twenty years, when he isn’t touring or cutting a new album, Jonathan has been routinely drawn to the Falkland Islands and the striated caracara, a rare falcon whose brain has been found to be strangely human.  He’s also one of the most creatively generous people we know.  Which is why we asked him to be the composer for The Well.  We hope you enjoy this in-house interview as much as we enjoyed making it.

To see the clip of Jonathan and Anson in a scene from “Time Indefinite” go to https://thewellpod.com/shownotes/


Ken Leung – “Don’t Mess With Rocky” – TWP002

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Actor Ken Leung woke up one morning to a phone call.  It was his father telling him that he had to fly to Thailand to bring back the body of his brother Kevin who had suddenly drowned while on vacation.  Ken explains a mystery surrounding the circumstances; and goes on to tell us how the experience of handling his brothers affairs changed his outlook on both his life and his craft.

(Ken’s credits include Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Vanilla Sky, Rush HourKeeping the Faith, X-men: The Last Stand, Vanilla Sky and the TV shows Lost and The Inhumans.)

Additional music this week provided by Jelsonic under a creative commons 4.0 attribution license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

You can find our more information about them at: http://jelsonic.com/royalty-free/


Kelly Gleason Keogh – “The Two Brothers” – TWP001

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In 1820, the whaleship Essex was attacked by a sperm whale and sank.  A handful of men survived through shear force of will and their story became the inspiration for Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.  But that wasn’t the end of the story.  Dr. Kelly Gleason Keogh tells us how Captain George Pollard went on to helm another fateful ship… and how she uncovered its watery remains.

Additional music for this episode was provided by Jason Shaw under a creative commons 3.0 attribution license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/

“Sailor’s Lament” performed by Jason Shaw: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jason_Shaw/Audionautix_Acoustic/SAILORS_LAMENT____________3-08