DSO Returns – New Episodes Announcement

DSO is back! This brief announcement explains what’s been going on, and what’s next.

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Help Disney Story Origins

DSO-introduction-slideshow-aThe computer I use to edit the Disney Story Origins Podcast (my one and only home computer) is on it’s deathbed. It’s been limping along for awhile now and I have asked a lot of it in it’s old age.

It has been suffering from a series of software crashes, power-losses and generally poor performance. I took it to some specialists, and talked to some friends who know about this stuff, and each new opinion I get says the same thing.

The PC is old (Dell XPS 630i) and theoretically it has been pushed hard by my processing demands (editing DSO, DLRage and general uses like gaming and stuff). It has so many hardware issues that the thing to do is to replace it.

I have looked over some computer options, and a machine that meets my needs is expensive, and I simply cannot afford it. A friend suggested I come to GoFundMe and ask my listeners for help.

The money you donate would be used STRICTLY for the podcast: a computer that can support high-end audio production and some upgraded recording eequipmentand software.

I hate asking, but this is really the only course that makes sense. The computer is not dead yet, but when it goes, I can’t say with ccertaintyif the DSO Podcast will survive this hit. I can say with certainty that without your help, it will be a very long time before the next episode.

This is my personal, family computer, so it’s not just me who will suffer. My iPhone will be the only way we can use the internet, I won’t be able to write (for a living or for the podcast), or edit or pretty much anything, and if I wasn’t feeling very desperate at this moment, I wouldn’t be asking. I’d be writing. 🙂

I would be SO grateful for any donations, any little bit would help. Thank you very much for taking the time.

My GoFundMe page

Episode 4 – Mulan – On Hold

025aUpdate: My 20 month old son, Lincoln, has come down with RSV; a highly contagious respiratory virus and we had to take him out of daycare until he recovers. Before the age of three, this can be a very dangerous illness for a child so we’re taking it very seriously.

As long as he is not in daycare I will be looking after him, so I won’t be doing much work on Episode 4, and there is still so much that needs to be done. The good news is that his case isn’t extreme, but I can’t say when he’ll be over it.

I’m sorry that episode 4 is taking so long, but this was a big episode to begin with and life has gotten in the way.

Thank you all for your patience with me. ~Paul

Casting Call for Episode 4 the Voice of Hua Mulan CLOSED


The open casting call for Episode 4 has been closed, and no more submissions will be accepted at this time. However, do stay tuned for other opportunities to voice a Disney/Mythological/Historical character in the future. I know it all happened very quick, and next time I will have deadlines issued and I will be more organized. I’m kind of learning how to do this as I go. Thank you very much for taking the time.

~Paul J. Hale