Merely a Setback is a show dedicated to the story of World of Warcraft. Join us weekly for a panel discussion about our favourite game, from the finer points of lore to the way in which Blizzard tells the story of Azeroth.
Which movies are worth paying to see? How do you decide?Join Jason Rehmus and Brad Archer each week as they take a look at what's new in theaters and discuss which movies are worth the price of admission.
Podcast by Dave Ashworth
How can we live our modern lives with balance? How do we find happiness in all the noise? Where can we find meaning and live an awesome life filled with purpose and adventure? Enter the Urban Monk. Pedram Shojai is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, a Taoist Priest, a Qi Gong Master, a film maker, an author, and a Kung Fu world traveler. He invites you to join in on this free-flowing conversation exploring what it means to live with balance in the 21st century.
Join us for a silly look into the recent news from blizzard. Jared and Sharku are in rare form as we giggle through this episode.
In this episode, I honestly don't know what happens. I've been working 16 hour days all week and I can barely remember my name. it's Sharky I think... something like that. Jared did this one all himself. Good Luck!
This week Jared and Sharku get excited about the upcoming pre-patch, give up on complaining about covenants (sort of), and Talk about a little Revendreth.
This week, Jared and Sharku are joined by returning guest host, Manny. We discuss possitble pre-patch dates, Argue about Sylvanas (of course), and get into the newest afterlives video about Ardenweld.
This wee, guest host Ali from Dungeon Fables to try to help us fill our Shoeboots-sized void. We talk about news (covenants... sorry...) get into the Maldraxxis video, and answer some listener email. Come hang out with us!
It's Shoeboots last week as an official co-host of Merely a Setback... so we did an extra long episode (mostly because I didn't want it to end). Join us for discussions about changes in the shadowlands release, the first Afterlives video, and the fate of angel-baby, Arthas.
Join this week as we discuss the new videos put out by blizzard. Also, Shoeboots has some bad news.
Everyone is exhausted! We all run into walls. We have trouble waking up in the morning and we go for the cup of coffee or tea to pick us up, but by the afternoon we crash. We do we continue to ride these waves of highs and lows of energy? Why do so many of us suffer from chronic fatigue? The usual suspects of stress and lack of sleep are obvious, b…
Join us as we discuss new developments in the beta build, answer some listener emails, and discuss the nature of "grey morality" in video game storytelling.
Join our podcaster round table as we join other content creators and talk about nerd stuff!
Join the loremasters for a very special 100th episode where we are joined by Madeleine Roux, author of the new Shadows Rising Warcraft Novel as we analyze and discuss this newest addition to the Warcraft literary collection.
Join us as the loremasters discuss some current news, as well as dive into a heated discussion about how the covenant system effects the story and lore experience in the game.
This week, the loremasters talk about the newly released Shadowlands beta. They also discuss an interview with Warcraft story developer, Steve Danueser.
On this very special episode, the Loremasters are joined by New York Times' best-selling author Madeleine Roux, who wrote the new Warcraft novel, Shadows Rising, available in bookstores and audiobook on July 14th!
The Setback Loremasters come together again to discuss The latest WoW news and talk about how the story in the alpha build is shaping up so far!
This week we start off on a sober note, but then get right into some alpha news, and exciting announcement, and discussion of a new short story!
Kawasaki Disease is a condition that causes inflammation in the walls of some blood vessels in the body. It's most common in infants and young children. Recently there have been cases of a Kawasaki-like disease associated with COVID-19 appearing. What does the early research show? Pedram Shojai invites pediatrician Dr. Pejman Katiraei back to give …
This week, Jared and Sharku attempt to do the show without Shoeboots while he prepares for lil' boots to enter the world. We discuss some of this weeks news, and get caught in a redemption arc.
Sharku gets uncomfortable because there's too much elf talk this seek. The loremasters discuss adding high elves as playable characters, Blizzcon woes, and our next short story deep dive!
Sharku, Shoeboots and Jared descend into madness while discussing the recently unearthed Scarlet Brotherhood manifesto.
Join us this week as the loremasters discuss deep dive into the history of the Scarlet Crusade.
News used to be just the facts. But nowadays media has become highly charged, fear-based grabs for ratings. While it's important to be an informed citizens, sometimes the dour news can be extremely detrimental to our own outlook on the world while adding undue stress into our lives. Guest John Biffar, founder and president of PeaceVision, has a dif…
This week, stumble along with Sharku as he attempts to adjust to working during the day. The Loremasters discuss new developments in the Shadowlands alpha.
Bear with us as we talk a little bit about a game Sharku has been waiting for for over a decade, then we dive into more new data mining from the Shadowlands alpha!
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues many people are looking to whatever they can to take preventative measures against the coronavirus risk. Washing hands and sanitizing surfaces are great steps, surely, but what about other over the counter remedies? Dr. Elroy Vojdani and Dr. Pejman Katiraei join Pedram Shojai on this episode of The Urban Monk Podc…
This week join us along with special guest, Manny from For Azeroth, as we delve into the newly data-mined alpha build for Shadowlands.
The pandemic of COVID-19 has changed the world and how we all interact with one another. But for many of us this pandemic has also affected our jobs, our schools, our livelihoods. While it is important to remain safe and follow social distancing guidelines, how must we change our mindsets on how we earn an income? Pedram Shojai invites Robert Kiyos…
This week join us as we discuss the short story: Council of the Three Hammers: Iron and Blood.
This week the Loremasters discuss a fantastic article about what goes into creating story for World of Warcraft.
Join our podcaster round table as we join other content creators and talk about nerd stuff!
This week we celebrate Shoeboots being over the hill with a special celebrity guest, and we talk about Warcraft and stuff too!
This week we let Jared host the show and everything goes smooooooothly. We discuss the new novelization announced to be released this summer and talk about the Tyrande and Malfurion short story.
2020 is off to a wild start! The world is chaotic. How do we find a calm respite while balancing work, children, dinner, and errands that take over our lives? Pedram discusses how he uses qi gong to still the chaos of the world.
This week, we forget to talk about the Tyrande and Malf story like we were supposed to, because Shoeboots and Sharku argue about Warcraft III for the entire show!
Patch 8.3 is LIVE! Join us as we discuss some subtle ans not-so-subtle plot points in the expanding WoW story!
By Dave Ashworth
Marijuana and its various forms are getting a second look from both the general public and the medical community. The scientific community is diving deep into research of CBD and its potential various medical applications to heal but without the psychoactive effects. What is the new research on the healing properties of CBD? Pedram Shojai welcomes …
We're back for 2020 as we chat about our expectations for the new 8.3 patch release.
Classic discussions and a long walk off a short citadel. We got ya covered.
This week we discuss new stuff in old game, and contemplate what a WoW remake might look like!
Contemporary life provides us with infinite opportunities. We can immerse ourselves in the vast, enticing world of digital media. But living in this 24/7 hyper-reality comes at a steep cost: left unchecked, it poses serious risks to our physical and mental health, relationships, and even the ability to control our thoughts. David Perlmutter, MD joi…
Stem cells were once controversial due to their method of acquisition but the research has advanced and there are new ways to gather stem cells. The benefits of using stem cells to heal are great and Pedram Shojai himself has been using stem cells to help heal a previous hip injury of his under the supervision of this week's guest, Dr. Harry Adelso…
Miles of boots on the ground and topo scouting finally paid off as Corey put an arrow in his first TX buck! Hunting is a game of inches and many times yards. Hear how a tough decision ended up being the difference between killing this old mature deer and admiring him from a distance.By Dave Ashworth
This week we FINALLY discuss the "Blood of Our Fathers" short story.
This week we continue processing all the news from Blizzcon, especially the new zones in the shadowlands.
This week we discuss the news that came out of Blizzcon. Bastions and Ardenwealds and Maws, oh my!
This week Jesse from The Lost Codex joins the loremasters as we talk about all things Blizzcon 2019! Enjoy this extra long episode as we pontificate all the cool stuff we think could happen next weekend at Blizzcon.
Flint, Michigan was only the tip of the iceberg. From big cities and suburbs to the rural heartland, chemicals linked to cancer, heart disease, obesity, birth defects, and lowered IQ routinely spill from our taps. Many are to blame: the EPA, Congress, a bipartisan coalition of powerful governors and mayors, chemical companies, and drinking water ut…
When you invest your money in either the banks or on Wall St. have you ever considered what your money is actually doing? What impact does your money have when you put it into a savings account or a retirement fund? Is your money going towards companies that you would want to do business with? And how can you tell if a company is actually doing goo…