In Episode 13, Blister’s Goaling All Out to Score Brownie Points

Episode 13: Settling the Score

The rhinoceros is stolen from the Blaakrust Zoo. At the same time, opeRATives discover Dr. van Sangfreud is no longer dealing in rattrap devices. Meanwhile, Blister resolves to dissuade Muck from reuniting with his family in Europe.

For the Curious

Check out these resources on the rise of modern sports in the 1800s:

“The New Leisure Society”

“The Bizarre History of American Sport” by Robert H. Doyle

Top 10 Origin Stories of Famous Sports

A Visual History of Sports

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While you’re here, use the contact form to tell me what you think will happen next. Or tell me about your favorite sports. What’s more important to you: simply winning or learning other lessons? Know any sports jokes better (or worse) than this one:

What goes all the way around a baseball field…but never moves?

The fence!

Can You Rename the Podcast?

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Plus, I reward your consideRATe action with a secret surprise included in every order.

And yes, I’m fully aware that if Blister fails to keep Muck from relocating to Europe I’m gonna have to rename this show and redo all the rockin’ T-shirts, hats, tote bags and face masks in the gift store.

What do you think sounds better? Blister and Madam Putreska!

How about…Blister and Seltzer…and Horchata!

Ugh. That’s too long.

Blister and the Pigeons!

Nope. Sounds like the ingredients for the next global pandemic.

Blister and Gorgeous George?

That won’t work. Everyone will think we play punk rock with a glam twist.

Oh! I’ve got it! Blister! And! The Evil, Elusive Mad Scientist with Electric Traps—okay this is not working out. Blister really really really needs to keep Muck from leaving.    


Special thanks to Roland Rudzitis for serving up the Blister and Muck theme song. Additional public domain music by Kevin MacLeod and Monplaisir. Daniel Simion provided the drippy cave sounds. I am always so thankful to have my family, friends, and fans. One for one and all for you! 

Featured image CC0 by Sasha Nebesuyk at Pixabay

By jenmichellemason

Jenny is a story hunter. She has explored foreign countries, canyon mazes, and burial crypts to gather the facts that make good stories. Once, she sniffed a 200-year-old skull...for research purposes. Jenny received an M.Phil from Trinity College Dublin and holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from VCFA. She has authored nearly 20 STEM books for young readers. Her inquisitive and funny nonfiction articles have appeared in Mountain Flyer, Cobblestone, and Muse magazines. Jenny also works as a freelance copy writer for nonprofits and small businesses.

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