Based on a True Story
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Episode 0: An Introduction

Episode 0: An Introduction

January 25, 2016

My first full episode is an introduction to the podcast. I figure it might help to know a little bit about where this show is coming from.

Oregon: Part 1 - Notecards

Oregon: Part 1 - Notecards

January 30, 2016

Our story begins.

Oregon: Part 2 - The Rules

Oregon: Part 2 - The Rules

February 6, 2016

In which we learn the rules.
And the truth.

Oregon: Part 3 - The Pondering Sage

Oregon: Part 3 - The Pondering Sage

February 14, 2016

Things get real. This chapter has probably the greatest ending in the history of podcasts. Be sure you've heard parts 1 and 2 for the full experience.

In addition to my theme song by Parlor Voice (feat. Johnson Cochran), this episode features music from (among others) Ministry of Interior Spaces, check out the whole album at ministryofinteriorspaces.bandcamp.com.

Oregon: Part 4 - The Slip

Oregon: Part 4 - The Slip

February 27, 2016

The most anticipated episode in the history of the show.

What I said happens happens.

Oregon: Part 5 - The Road

Oregon: Part 5 - The Road

March 17, 2016

Fans of episode 4 will not be disappointed.

And I sure hope you're all listening through the credits; you don't want to miss any of the fun.

Oregon: Part 6 - The Ride

Oregon: Part 6 - The Ride

April 4, 2016

Part 6!

Will there be a Part 7?

I suppose you'll know by the end of the episode, won't you?

Oregon: Part 7 - The New Rules

Oregon: Part 7 - The New Rules

June 29, 2016

The triumphant return of BOATS!

The sad return to Obsidian Trails.

We're not out of Oregon yet.

Featuring music from James Li's Ministry of Interior Spaces

Also, I hope you're all seeing our new logo thing by Kendra Kamp.

Oregon: Part 8 - The Reasons

Oregon: Part 8 - The Reasons

August 12, 2016

A very tricky episode to put together. I hope we all feel like it worked out.


If you're not feeling it, feel free to bail in the middle.

NOTE: It is essential that you’ve heard parts 1 through 7 before giving this a try.

Thanks, everyone.
Oregon: Part 9 - The Music

Oregon: Part 9 - The Music

March 9, 2017

Our story isn't nearly done.

Oregon: Part 10 - The Breaks

Oregon: Part 10 - The Breaks

July 31, 2017

Let's get back to the adventure of a lifetime. We return to the wilderness of Oregon as I attempt to graduate from the Impact program to Advanced. Featuring authentic journal entries and letters from Mom and Dad.

Oregon: Part 11 - The Cookie

Oregon: Part 11 - The Cookie

August 25, 2017

Our story continues as I acclimate to the advanced section of the program. I receive a letter from my grandfather and get to eat an oreo.

Oregon: Part 12 - The Poor Guy

Oregon: Part 12 - The Poor Guy

September 15, 2017

As my program nears its end, I reflect on the tension between my experience and my parents' good intentions.

Oregon: Part 13 - Notes to Self

Oregon: Part 13 - Notes to Self

October 5, 2017

I head out on my solo, several days of silence and solitude in the wilderness. It was often pretty boring.

Oregon: Part 14 - Name

Oregon: Part 14 - Name

October 19, 2017

The moment you’ve been waiting for: I receive my earth name.  And I start to feel pretty ready to head home.

And DEFINITELY listen to the very end for a spine-tingling preview of episodes to come.

Oregon: Part 15 - The Visit

Oregon: Part 15 - The Visit

April 4, 2018

My last days in Oregon. I am joined in the wilderness (and on the podcast) by my parents.

Oregon: Part 16 - Mom

Oregon: Part 16 - Mom

April 15, 2018

An interview with my mother, Alice Williamson.

Oregon: Part 17 - Dad

Oregon: Part 17 - Dad

April 23, 2018

An interview with my dad, Bruce Williamson.

Oregon: Part 18 - LIVE

Oregon: Part 18 - LIVE

May 27, 2018

Recorded LIVE at the Cave Cafe on the campus of Calvin College.