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Across the Movie Aisle
93: How Disastrous Was Joss Whedon's NY Mag Interview?

Across the Movie Aisle

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 43:16


On this week's episode, Sonny Bunch (The Bulwark), Alyssa Rosenberg (The Washington Post), and Peter Suderman (Reason), try to figure out just how bad this profile is for its subject, Joss Whedon. Then they review The Tragedy of Macbeth, Joel Coen's adaptation of The Bard's play starring Denzel Washington as the titular tragic figure. And in the bonus episode, Sonny and Peter try to convince the notoriously horror-averse Alyssa to check out the Scream movies.

The Roundtable
The Sound of Spring: A Chinese New Year Concert at the Fisher Center at Bard

The Roundtable

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 12:55


The US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music presents The Sound of Spring: A Chinese New Year Concert conducted by Director of the US-China Music Institute Jindong Cai.This special annual event, marking one of the most important holidays in the Chinese lunar calendar, showcases some of the best Chinese American artists and solo artists in America today, Chinese music, and traditional instruments. This year's concert will celebrate the Chinese Year of the Tiger.Performances will take place on Friday, January 28, 2022 at 8pm in The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at BardCollege and on Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 3pm in the Rose Theater of Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.Conductor Jindong Cai is the director of the US-China Music Institute, professor of music and arts at Bard College, and associate conductor of Bard's The Orchestra Now. Over the 30 years of his career in the United States, Cai has established himself as an active and dynamic conductor, scholar of Western classical music in China, and leading advocate of music from across Asia.

Token Theatre Friends
Ep. 39: I'm Just a Teenage Dick, Baby (Ft. Mike Lew & Gregg Mozgala)

Token Theatre Friends

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 44:25


In this episode, Jose speaks to playwright Mike Lew and actor Gregg Mozgala about Teenage Dick. The high-school-set play is a hilarious adaptation of Richard III in which Mozgala plays the title Dick, a young man who exacts revenge on those who have bullied and mocked him for his cerebral palsy. Lew and Mozgala talk about returning to the stage, how they found humor in one of the Bard's darkest plays, and what it means to be a working parent in theater. This production of Teenage Dick is a co-production between Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co., Huntington Theatre Co., and The Pasadena Playhouse (where it will be streaming from Feb. 1 - 17) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Gravel Ride.  A cycling podcast
Chris Schroeder - Gravel Racer and Gravel Team Manager

The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 46:43


This week we sit down with Dimond Factory Racing's Chris Schroeder. We learn about Chris' transition from professional triathlon to that of a gravel racer. We also look at his decision to start a racing team versus continuing as a privateer. Dimond Factory Racing Instagram Join The Ridership Support the Podcast Automated transcription, please excuse the typos:   Hello and welcome to the gravel ride podcast. I'm your host Craig Dalton. This week on the podcast, we've got Colorado based professional gravel racer, Chris Schroeder. Chris is not only a racer, but he's also the manager of the diamond factory racing team. His path to gravel racing was from that of, uh, as a professional triathlete. Interestingly, I learned that the private tier model, as it's known. It's something that's quite prevalent. In the triathlon world. But Chris didn't really want to take that model forward. He really wanted to build. Uh, professional gravel racing team. So i thought it'd be interesting to get his perspective to hear about his experience in the gravel world thus far and more importantly hear about what his plans are for 2022 with his teammate. Before we jump in, I need to thank this. Week's sponsor athletic greens. Athletic greens is literally a product I use every single day. I've been an athletic greens user for many years prior to actually starting the podcast. I really didn't have the time nor inclination to take a bunch of pills and vitamins. To get some of my nutritional basis covered. So when I found out about ag one, was stoked about how convenient it was going to be for me. So what's in this stuff with one delicious scoop of athletic greens, you're absorbing 75 high quality vitamins minerals, whole food sorts, superfoods, probiotics, and APTA Jens. To help start your day. Right? The special blend of ingredients supports gut health, your nervous system, your immune system, your energy recovery focus and aging. All the things. This is particularly poignant at this moment, as I just got back from two back-to-back 90 mile days. Uh, riding down to Santa Cruz, California, and backup to my home in Marin county. Athletic greens. I brought one of their travel packs with me to take on Sunday morning as I got up and started my second big day. And when I got home, I blasted another one simply because I needed a little bit more. I knew I'd run the battery down pretty darn low with this weekends, riding and athletic greens all is gives me the confidence that I'm at least covering my baselines nutritionally. Build on top of that a healthy diet and you've got yourself a winning combination Athletic greens will cost you less than $3 a day. You're investing in your health and it's cheaper than your cold brew habit. Athletic greens as over 7,505 star reviews. And is recommended by professional athletes. Right now it's time to reclaim your health and arm your immune system with convenient daily nutrition. Especially in the middle of cold and flu season. It's just one scoop in a cup of water every day. That's it. No need for millions of different pills and supplements to look out for your health. To make it easy. Athletic greens is going to give you a free one year supply of immune supporting vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athletic greens.com/the gravel ride. Again, that's athletic greens.com/the gravel ride to take ownership of your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance. Would that business out of the way. Let's jump right in to my interview with Chris. [00:03:15] Craig Dalton: Chris welcome to the show. [00:03:17] Chris Schroeder: Great to be here [00:03:18] Craig Dalton: Yeah, I'm excited when you reached out to me, I think this is going to be a really interesting discussion. The starting point for all my conversations is always to get a little bit of your background as a cyclist, how you came into the sport and how ultimately you started riding. [00:03:31] Chris Schroeder: So it's hard to say how I came into cycling. I came into cycling and triathlon at the same time. About 15 years old, my family relocated from Telluride, Colorado to New York city. And at the time New York city is has a giant cycling presence. Contrarians are a very big thing there. They do a lot of races in central park and the surrounding area. So as a way for me to find something to do when I was there, I started running of those, the local cycling club. It wasn't a race club. It was. A website or a form, or you just go on there and they say, right, we have a group ride every couple of mornings and you know, it was fun. I had a old road bike and then the same exact time I was getting into that, I also equally wanting to get into triathlon. So that was a great like way for me to start training and start preparing. And as that grew, I did a couple of bike races and at the same time training for triathlons eventually just kept going into triathlon and kept doing more of the. And at the same time, I was always a very big fan of cycling. I would always watch the races. I would always follow the riders and that was like a restaurant, but I was a fan of cycling. So I just kept coming up and triathlon. Eventually I went to college at university of Colorado here in Boulder, and Boulder is a great community for pro triathletes and cyclists of all kinds. It's just a Mecca for it. And I ended up eventually becoming a professional in, I believe 20. 15 though, like end of 2015, I went on and raised five years, professional triathlete, you know, I got a lot out of it. I traveled the world. I raised on like six different continents. I met amazing people like throughout the whole way, but at the end of the five years, I just, I wasn't content with where my career was and I wasn't really, I think it plateaued. I just wasn't moving. I wasn't getting the results. I needed to continue doing the sport. And I just stagnated and going into 2020, I had this mindset and I had signed up for, to just a way out. I was like, know, I'm going to finish this sport by dating my first full iron man. So I went to go, the plan was all right, I'm going to go do Ironman, New Zealand. And a couple months before that there was a race in Oklahoma called the Oklahoma gravel Gower at the time. And I kinda knew that I got this sport gravel. I really liked it because it reminded me a lot of the monuments in cycling, like cargo bay, the dynamic just of the just bad-ass like let's get out here and get dirty and strongest man wins kind of mentality. So I knew going into that race. Not really know anything. I was like, didn't have a gravel bag and laid that on my road bike with the biggest tires I could fit. And I ended up having a great race. So early on, I got a new move of Ted king. We went on for a while. Like I eventually got dropped. I got picked up by two guys behind and then ended up beating both of them in the sprint to finish second. So all of a sudden I had this hot iron. What I use then to go on to use, to create this transition to gravel. [00:06:48] Craig Dalton: Interesting. Yeah, for me, it's not super surprising that you had a great cycling experience in New York. It might've been. 10 years ago before I knew a bunch of people from New York and realized like how great the scene is there for a road racing. It's maybe a little surprising that you got into triathlons out of New York, but obviously there's a lot of great road running there and triathlon. There's a few good races in that neck of the woods. [00:07:14] Chris Schroeder: Yeah, we'll come back to that. When we started talking about diamond and stuff like that. But when I, because I had that result in Oklahoma, when I went on to do Ironman New Zealand, you know, the race went, it was a good way to end the closing. On my drunker and made me feel very contented, very like, all right. I did everything I could and I got what I got out of it. And then I'm probably the only person in the world who this positive came from. COVID where the world's shut down. As soon as like, before I even left New Zealand, the world's start shutting down. It's a miraculous, I even got able to leave the country, the roads shut down. All these triathlon races got canceled. All of a sudden the sport that I don't want to do isn't happening anymore. But I have all these sponsors that need me to do something. So when I was able to do with all my current sponsors to say, Hey, I can't race a triathlon because there was no triathlons. I can go do another gravel race where I already had this giant buzz, this giant pop and a good result or this year. So with that, I was able to just start doing gravel races with all my sponsors, still supporting me. They were just supporting me as they were and things just went well. And then. Mid 2020, we just started really committing to, we're just going to start a team. We're not going to have minimums or anything like that. We're just going to work at the end of the January 1st. We're announcing this team and it can be big, small, whatever, wherever we land, we're going to go with. You know, we were very fortunate in having Jared come on, board, our videographer, and he really is the only reason this team was able to exist in 2021. I did Belgium wall fried Cedar city September, 2020. He came out made. What I think still to this day is his best piece of work, which was a video covering my experience. There really just raw showing that experience. I was able to then all these sponsors I was talking to at the time that were like, eh, we don't really know. I was able to send them this video. And it was like talking to a different person. All of a sudden the conversation went my way and we were able to close a couple of deals with at the time Kenda tires and vision components, both of which were huge. I, we desperately needed both of those contracts. Eventually a hybrid clothing and Lin helmets came on board to help us out. And then we had. We had the support. We had the writers, we had a product, which was our video production and assets, and that kind of launched us into 2021. [00:09:48] Craig Dalton: That's a super interesting story about how athletes need to package themselves up in order to be successful in this. I want to go back a little bit to that transition period. And as a quick side note, I also retired as a triathlete from Ironman, New Zealand, not professional, not fast, but it was my last iron man. And I agree. It's something, if you get into the sport of triathlon, regardless of the level, having that iron man experience is just it. I think it is very similar to these epic gravel events. We're just getting across the finish line can be such a magic. Thing in your history that everybody should try to do it. [00:10:24] Chris Schroeder: Yeah, absolutely. I I it's just like in the moment I was just miserable. Like I was. A lot of stuff, like just in my life and where I was my career, but I, because I finished it. I can just, I don't have to look back cause I'm just I'm so much more content than I would be. Had I not done that? [00:10:41] Craig Dalton: Yeah, a hundred percent. I'm also curious, you know, it sounds like the 72.2 distance was a strong suit of yours. Then you moved up to the Ironman distance. When you started going to these long gravel events, what kind of parallels did you see from the endurance and mental strength required to complete an Ironman or a long distance triathlon to what you were seeing at the gravel of. [00:11:04] Chris Schroeder: Well, it's hard. I don't think 70.3 is Ironman. You can draw a lot of parallel parallels, the 70.3 distance. Not as much because those races are dynamic. You are racing. An Ironman is a lot more similar in the sense you. Not raising, you're all just trying to finish. And one of you happens to finish before the others. Definitely the mental attitude that you have in an Ironman of when you're just trying to finish it. I've nothing else to do today. If always I keep putting one foot in front of the other, I will eventually cross the line. That's like the unfortunate gravel mentality for a lot of these 10 plus hour events or. Even the comment, I feel like 125 miles is the common distance for gravel. You're still looking at a seven hour day for the fast guys. Like it's a lot of time out there versus the 71 is really four hours. Most professionals go way under that now. So it's hard to say, like, I think honestly my biggest asset transitioning to gravel was just the amount of time has been being a fan of cycling and why. Professional races and just admiring the tactics. [00:12:09] Craig Dalton: Yeah, I think one of the things that has come up on a number of occasions and in my own personal experience with triathlon was just. Stuff's going to go wrong and you just gotta move forward and get on with it. And the events are long enough that you can have a really bad nutrition or hydration moment and come back around. If you just fuel the system in the right. [00:12:28] Chris Schroeder: absolutely. I think in gravel, The gravel, you can get a little more catastrophic with your failures. You're talking about just breaking everything is breakable on a gravel race tire wheel by Canterbury's yourself. Like it's all up in the air. In a triathlon you can bonk or you can get a flat like those. Those are really the two bad scenarios and the gravel is just, you just don't know what's going to go wrong. There's so many options. [00:12:50] Craig Dalton: Yeah, a hundred [00:12:51] Chris Schroeder: Like for Unbound with, you have to basically be able to rebuild your entire bike is rather than. [00:12:57] Craig Dalton: Speaking of Unbound. So 2020, you sort of get your gravel legs underneath you. You have the good fortune of having sponsors that are willing to pivot with you because gravel was going off more than the triathlon world was you fell in love with it 2021, you register from Unbound. And there's a great video of your experience there. So why don't you talk to us about your experience? What was your. Expectations and goals going in and how did it play? [00:13:22] Chris Schroeder: Unmanned was definitely a little emotional. Like it's a, like, it's a lot that goes into it. It's really very parallel to the Ironman world championships in terms of prestige And just the hype around it. I definitely went into it a little ignorant of just like what's about to happen. I made some just blatant mistakes, but ultimately I just wasn't trained properly for it. And completely just melted in the, it's hard to describe for people that haven't done Unbound it's 200 miles. I think the winter did like 10 hours and 30 minutes this year. So you, would expect this, the race to play out in something in a way that would, you know, relate to someone trying to pace themselves for about long race. In the beginning, like three hours of Unbound are just you're on the pace [00:14:20] Craig Dalton: Did you enter that race thinking I'm going to stick with the lead group? You know, this is going to be my tactic in those first three. [00:14:27] Chris Schroeder: yeah, I just didn't do a couple blatant things. I didn't preview enough of the course. I preview maybe the first like 20 miles and then like mile like 25, we entered this just ridiculous Doubletrack section. Bodies everywhere. And it's like, as a easy tactical error, I was 58 wheels back when we entered that section. And this is probably my biggest advice for anyone racing gravel is it's not ever the effort of being in the front group. That's going to get you. It's the effort of having to chase back onto the front group. That's going to kill you and having to do that twice. Cause there was two Doubletrack sections and both of those sections I wasn't prepared. I was out of. And then leaving them. I had to chase back on. And then those efforts are the ones that really take it out of you where you're doing 10, 15 minutes, just like everything you've got to try and chase back on. That's the effort you can't recover from. And that's also the same effort that you're burning. Very precious fuel. You're brewing your body's heating up, like, you know, the internal temperature and all that's just going up and to ever recover from that. Like you almost have to completely just start going easy to even recover from it. So that's like the thing that kind of like led to the, my, a larger downfall in that race was just those big efforts from just not being prepared with the course that resulted in just like catastrophic kind of blow up that I had. It's hard to say like 200 miles is a lot. It's a lot to train for, to being competitive. And I think that perhaps for 2022, I might actually pivot and race the a hundred mile and Unbound with the thought process of just being like at, in the 200, you know, what's realistic from results standpoint. You know, everything goes well, like my best day, where am I finishing? You know, perhaps on my best day, I'm finishing ninth in the laundry. That's a huge result. I think on an average day I could win the hundred. So from an athlete perspective and a business perspective, I'd have to think, all right, where's the optimal value right now? I'm seeing it in the a hundred, you know, the a hundred got a lot of press still. The winner was on a lot of the magazines are not, he's like the news articles that we came out about it. I think that I might be taking a step back from doing the 200 Unbound this year to refocus and prioritize the a hundred and really go after a result there. [00:17:04] Craig Dalton: Yeah, it is interesting, you know, a hundred is a lot more racing distance than a 200, as you said. I think the top men and women, like they know how to handle that a high-octane three hour, first, three hour of Unbound, and then go back to a more comfortable level and then race, you know, another six hours later. But at least [00:17:23] Chris Schroeder: Absolutely. I think that 200 miles, the thing is this, I think eventually Unbound will suffer from this is that it's not dynamic watching 200 miles race. Ironman has the same problem. It's not interesting watching any of our race because not enough is happening to keep you entertained. Unbound is the same thing. The last five hours of it, or even more boring than the first five we're watching the more boring Bard, because everyone's just dying at that point. And they're just dying in a direction towards the finish line. A hundred mile raising is completely different, you know, it's completely dynamic the whole entire time. You're because it's shorter. People are able to stay together longer and makes for more interesting race. And that's where I think the. I get the gravel has this mindset of like longer is more gravel or something along those lines, but there is a line where you need to just like adding miles for the sake of adding miles is just not like, what's it doing? I had this conversation with Jim Miller at BWR at Cedar city where this year they, it used to end where you do. Like a mile, like 105, you'd go from do like five miles of single track. And then you get on a bike path and it was like three months to finish line and they added like 17 miles of like, you face the thing on track and then just do 17 miles of like nothing gravel and an around like construction sites. Like you're on the road going through like neighborhoods, like you're on the road going through an industrial park. And I was just like, why did you add that? Like, it did nothing for the race. You have this beautiful. You know, you're struggling. You Google, these climbs, you get to the single track, just getting there is such an accomplishment. You've finished this very hard tangled, downhill, single track, and then you're on a bike path to the finish line. And that was like, when you think of a race and you're no, one's saying you have to have a certain distance, so you should just try and have the best race course you can. And by adding those extra miles, you didn't really do. You did the opposite. You made us all finish with the last hour of stuff that we saw. An airplane hanger and a construction site and utility soft. Like I just think that some of these race directors need to not have the mindset of longer is better. [00:19:42] Craig Dalton: Yeah, it's interesting. It's interesting to get your perspective as someone more towards the front end of the race, because I've got the mid pack perspective. And, but I tend to agree with you. Like, for me beyond a hundred miles just is not something I really can ever get fit enough for being, you know, a professional and a family man. Like that's just not happening in my world. So I'm not. Super pro those things and I can in talking to you definitely get it that you're not going to get a very dynamic race with 20 people battling it out. If it's 200 miles, because half of those people are going to drop out from mechanicals. Others are going to drop out through nutrition, and you're going to end up with this battle of attrition that maybe leaves it as we've seen in the last couple of years, two or three people duking out a little bit. Towards the end of the 200. And then maybe if you're lucky it's a sprint finish. [00:20:38] Chris Schroeder: Yeah, I'm the same way. Like I just visit logically like that a hundred mile to like a fast, 125 mile course. That's my sweet spot. And I think that, I don't know if I would say, like, it was a hard lesson to learn that I'm not in this current state of 200 mile racer. I'm a lot better at that a hundred, 1 25 kind of range. Yeah, accepting, like, look, I'm at a couple of these events, like take gravel worlds, for example, like it's just not, it's not great for me. I can do, you know, really well on a faster, less climbing, 125 mile course, but longer than that, I'm just not ready. Like I just don't have the years and miles of this intensity in the legs. Like, even though it triathlon. Obviously still very bike heavy. I don't have the intensity that these races are run out for that long a time. [00:21:29] Craig Dalton: Yeah. Yeah. So speaking of that, What, when you transitioned you talked about this a little bit, but how would you care to characterize your gravel skillset? Are you feeling technically strong or is that still like, you're a horsepower guy from your triathlon days? [00:21:46] Chris Schroeder: it's a hard one. It's definitely something I'm I work really hard to improve. Is my technical skills, not just like Unbound and it's a good example of well early stages. And I would say like the first 30 miles on a mountain, you are in a giant group and you need to be 10. We still don't have to move within that group in a very comfortable way. You need to be really comfortable, bumping elbows and shoulders. And I did a lot to help myself with that. I raised a lot of like criteriums on the local scene. I did a cyclocross this season, all with that in mind. Not only do I want to get better at it. I want to be known as someone who is very proficient at my handling and my positioning, because I think that's one of the biggest gaps in gravel where you can take advantage of is a technical skill, especially for descending. It's very hard. It's not like the road at all. Cause there's so many things going on in any given turn. So just getting better at that skill is something I really wanted to invest in, in the off season. And hopefully that kind of. Pays for itself, this coming season. [00:22:49] Craig Dalton: Yeah, that goes into another one of my sort of desires for the sport. I love when event organizers do throw in technical elements of the course. Cause I do think the best gravel racers that I want to see that I admire. They've got that full bag of tricks, right? They can go well when it's a basic gravel road or pavement, but they also can thrive in the technical elements of the sport. And you definitely see, and it sounds like you're very attuned to. The types of events that are going to suit you well, so maybe you're not going to a super single tracky event today, as you're continuing to build that skillset. [00:23:23] Chris Schroeder: And you're also not going to see me doing like I'm 63 and like 170 pounds. Like I'm not going uphills quick. Like you're not gonna see me a Toshar. I did that race this year and I was like, this is awful. This isn't for the big boys. So like knowing also like, what race am I realistically going to be competitive to that person? What race do I just not like, don't just, don't go do that. Like just don't do that race. You can just skip it. Like there's nothing wrong with skipping a race. So I think it's just a lesson where you have to just sit and go, let's take an honest look at things. This is what I'm good at. This is what I'm horrible at it. So we shouldn't go to races that have a big emphasis on stuff that I'm bad at. I. I definitely agree with you where I think that in gravel, every race should have like one call it feature of just ridiculousness. Like each racing I'll throw in a single track section, throw in some river crossings, you know, something like that. Just to I think it's always fun just to have that one kind of obstacle that race will then become known for. [00:24:20] Craig Dalton: Yeah, it's like a preeminent criteria. It just spices things up. And in this scenario you'd know about it. Right. You know, there's the technical, single track coming up and that it may create a, a. that might be someone's opportunity to take advantage of their particular skillset, knowing full well that, you know, they're less proficient in another discipline. I remember hearing pace and McKelvin talking about the rule of three and racing against the in Boswell. And he's like, you know, Ian's got me in so many different ways, but I did know when, as someone with a mountain bike background, when I hit that single track, it was going to be a huge advantage for me. And I could likely take that to the finish line. And that proved to be. [00:25:01] Chris Schroeder: Yeah, I think that, I think I've even listened to that. Pacing and Ian, where it does, it makes us it up, which keeps gravel interesting. It means that mountain biker has an advantage on the road cyclist. And you know, the flip side of that, of the road psychos has the advantage on the mountain biker and all these different sections. And it just it goes on like BWR, Kansas had like a cyclocross specific section, which favored a bunch of guys from that background. So it just it helps keep grappled fresh. Giving people from all these different disciplines, their chance to shine. [00:25:36] Craig Dalton: A while back, you mentioned your cycling team and the formation of it, the diamond factory racing team. I thought it was interesting as you and I were talking offline. Obviously the director. Professional attitude towards gravel racing is I'm going to become a private tier and I'm going to cobble together my own personal sponsors. And I'm going to overtly take that positioning. You've taken a different approach and you're looking to build a team. And I'm just curious to hear in your own words about that process and why team versus private two year. And what's the vision for the. [00:26:08] Chris Schroeder: That's a hard one to say, like triathlon. It's funny. We talk about private here so much in gravel. All triathlon is private here. That's all you do. So I private tiered for years, five years of private area. I loved it. But the thing when you're a privateer is you have nothing to point at and say like this won't all be gone tomorrow. If you're a privateer, you can wake up the next day. Every single sponsor you have could be gone. It, you know, it sucks to say like, and that's just the business I wanted to. And then when you're done racing, it's all gone completely. It's not coming back. You're if you're not racing, providing them what they want before. Your job's done. So part of the team was I really enjoy the business process of the sport, and I wanted to build something where I can actually transition from being a racer to just being the manager. So the goal was always this long-term vision of, I want to build a program. That's my career. I want my career to be building this team and I want it to be pursued that way. When I talk to people now, I say like the honest truth is I'm in the gravel business. I'm not in the gravel hobby. I'm not in the gravel fitness, I'm in the gravel business and everything I do has somewhat of a business perspective on it. Cause that's just the mindset I have to have for me to ever get this program where I want it to be. And I have, you know, call it a five-year vision board for this team. It's hard to map out because we just don't know what is going to look like every year. It's changing a little bit different regulations that UCI has coming in politics. Drama, it all kind of changes in affects the way that the outcome is going to be. But I know like deep down that I want this program five years from now to be the absolute forefront of this. On the professional scene. I want people entering the sport young age or any aspiration to always be looking to us as that pinnacle of this is what it means to be like a true professional at the same way. Any of us is in cycling or was I guess now it's shuffled a little bit at the. top, but having that team where everyone wants to be on this team means that you've made. [00:28:32] Craig Dalton: So what's step one in that journey. What does 22 look like? [00:28:35] Chris Schroeder: Well, step one was the hardest one. Step one was Brittany and I and Jared coming together and saying, we're just going to start a team. And this was a back in when we first started the program going into 2021, I'm saying we, we decided the biggest thing that we had to put away in our minds was were we had this mindset of rolling to start this team. If we did. Filling the blank. We had to take that away and just say, we're starting a team, no matter what, and we're just going to go with it. So changing that is what led us to step one. And then in 2021, our big gamble, you could say it was, we ended up investing 80, 90% of our budget into content creation. We just said to Jared, and we want the absolute, highest quality possible consistent. I don't care about views. I'm here about likes. We just need consistent high quality content. And that's the investment we're going to make, because we think that's where the value is that we can show it's tangible. We can always point at it and say, here's a product. A sponsor comes, you know, we can show them. This is our asset. A lot of people don't understand when you're talking to sponsors, you need to have definable assets for them to understand for them to latch onto and create value. And that's where the party has been cycling and triathlon where the modern scope of what that is very different than it was five years ago, 10 years ago, simply going to a sponsor saying I raised 20 times a year and I post on Instagram every other week. Do you not really creating value? You're just there. You're just pack fire at that point. [00:30:21] Craig Dalton: Do you have a vision for the type of content that you're aspiring to produce? Is it giving people a closer look at what racing some of these big races is like? Or are you thinking otherwise. [00:30:34] Chris Schroeder: Well, our biggest asset is our series. It's called the equal rod. It's on my YouTube channel and the team's YouTube channel. And that's where we're diverting all of our budget and supporting to creating this series. And we just want it to be a YouTube series. And it's hard to say, like what it shows. We just say that it shows an honest look because you go to these races and everything will go different than you think it will. So we just tell Jared whatever happens, just film it. And it sucks when you're dying on the side of Unbound and you have to DNF and there's a camera in your face and you have to narrate your own misery. It's awful, but that's what we decided to go with it. And it just katelyn Andrew. And you know, there's the flip side of it. I don't know. I had a great race. I'm so happy to talk about it. So we never know what an episode's going to be. We just know it's going to be honest. It's going to be misery. It's going to be glory and everything in [00:31:30] Craig Dalton: gotcha. I'll point people to the YouTube link for that failure in 2021, because I do think it is interesting and it's so real it's truth, right? [00:31:39] Chris Schroeder: Yeah. And that's just the thing is that you have on one of these professionals that will have a bad race and they'll bury it, you know, they'll, they won't post anything about it. Then we'll talk about it. They'll post 10 other things about blah, blah, blah, motivation. And you're like, wait, I saw this build and all of a sudden there's just a gap. And now you're back on this train. Like what happened? Like I want to know, like, I'm following you for a reason. And that's the story. Like I'm not following you. Cause I think you're going to win. I felt like, cause I just want to see your story and your perspective. So we really want to be true to the audience and give them what really happened. [00:32:13] Craig Dalton: that makes sense. So the title sponsor, the team is a company called diamond by. And I wasn't familiar with them. And after doing a little research, I see that they were big in the triathlon world, but they do have a pretty impressive looking gravel bike. Do you want to talk a little bit about the company where it's based and the bike you'll be riding this year? [00:32:35] Chris Schroeder: It's quite the story of how diamond and I came together when I was back living in New York city as a kid at the time before I'd even done my first draft. Ironman hosted iron man, New York city, which was a gimmick. The entire triathlon took place in New Jersey. And then the finish line was in New York city and it was a joke, but I was a kid I volunteered the entire day. I was up at like 3:00 AM. I was just buzzing. I saw all this stuff. It was fantastic. I, you know, it was at the finish line start like, Hey, people that are swim bags and then everywhere I could go, I was, and then at the end of the day, I ended up at the finish line. And if anyone's ever done an Ironman or triathlon, you know that when you cross the finish line, give them more or less just collapse, emotionally, physically, however, they feel like it. So they have volunteers literally there to catch you and you stand in line and they're just young people come in and whoever's first in line catches them one. I was there and you know, this is just 15 year old kid. This pro called TJ Alex and came over in the line. I caught him. I think he finished fifth on the day. One of the coolest experiences of my life. You know, I'm a kid, I just touched a fro. And to me it was just the coolest thing in the world. You know, follow TJ, enjoyed that eventually, you know, a couple of years later I became a pro and then a couple years after that, I went and did a Ironman 70.3 in Argentina. It was in Berlo Chang. One of the prettiest towns I've ever been to. And these races, you know, what they do is they'll put you up and they'll just assign you a hotel room. And I happened to be assigned or hotel room with TJ. So we shared a room in Argentina and we just became friends through that story. And we ended up doing quite a few races together. We raced all over the country. I think TJ, we raised in Argentina, we raised in Peru, we first in the United States and then towards the end, he eventually retired from racing. I went on raised a couple more years, and then eventually I have stepped down from triathlon to gravel and we'd always come in contact. We've always been friends and it was a great relationship. And then he watched what we did in 2021. And then I went to see Otter and I went there pretty much from a business perspective of like, all my sponsors are here. I can sit down and crank out two months worth of emails in two days. Also just a great event, iconic. I highly recommended only considering going, doing that race says any race you want, they have it. And I went there and I saw DJ and it was great. You know, we bumped into there. He showed me the gravel by, we talked, you know, all was good. And we went our separate ways. And then a couple weeks later I kinda got a text from him saying, Hey, I got a idea for you. Let's chat. And six weeks of hardcore negotiating later, we ended with. A multi-year title, sponsorship deal with diamond, and it's become really the linchpin of this team now because of the ability where it guarantees our ability to grow, no matter what happens, we can grow going to 20, 23 now. And that's what this team needs. I need to always have a perspective of what's the next step. If I'm not looking to grow we're stagnating. So closing this deal and being able to have this. Guaranteed to athletes coming on, going to 23, 3, nothing else matters. Everything else can go with that. [00:36:02] Craig Dalton: Yeah, that's pretty unheard of level of security. I imagine for a lot of gravel rates. To put a little bit more color around the brand they're located in Iowa. Is that correct? [00:36:15] Chris Schroeder: Yeah. So this is an American brand, the factories in the morning. I, the bikes are made in Des Moines, Iowa. They're handmade. It's super bespoke, experiencing, if you go on their website, the first thing you're gonna to see is that just like actual diamonds, no, two diamond bikes look the same, every single diamond bike, you get a custom paint job. However you want it funky, traditional everything in between. You work directly with the owner, TJ when you're buying and ordering. And it's just a great experience. I think it's also just unique, you know? You're going to stand out with a diamond. Yeah. They've they launched their gravel and their road bike, their ground bike. The carbide is very new. They launched it mid 2020, and it was a it's interesting. I, when I first saw it, the diamond for the triathletes who are aware of the brand, they made make the fastest triathlon bike on the market. It's non-traditional, it's a beam bike. Pretty much the pioneer for that whole industry of the beam bikes. And when they came to gravel with anything that you said, all right, how can we be the forefront of this? And that's what went into the carbine and just the way that it's laid out the geometry, it's all race focused. Like this bike is a thoroughbred, it's there to win races. And I'm just the thing on top of it pedaling. So That's an interesting perspective. This is probably my first time where it's a lot to say this. I think that we're going to have the fastest bike in gravel. I think the way that our diamonds are built with visioning the mountains, it's weird to say, but I think we are going to have the fastest bike in the sport. [00:38:02] Craig Dalton: That's confidence inspiring. I'm sure. To look down and feel that way. Yeah. It's an interesting bike and I'll make sure to link to it in the notes as well, and fascinating to learn that there's another. Us carbon manufacturing brand out there. Cause there, you know, there's probably only a handful of them in existence in the United States. [00:38:22] Chris Schroeder: Yeah. it's a dynamic that you mainly hear about, like, you always hear like these legendary oh, Italian brands. Five bikes and they cost a million dollars. And I think that was the normal introduction than people think when they think small bear brands, but this one being American, it's just, it's very different. It's very American brand. TJ is American. He tries to be more flamboyant than he is, but he's just a hardcore American and he's a blue collar, hardworking dude. I it's weird. Like he's my boss now, but we've been, we were friends for so many years that it's hard to have. Transitional of like thinking of him as a boss. When I just think of him as like this guy I've traveled the world with, and then he's told me stories about everyone I can think of and you know, we'd sit down and he tells me about his kids and stuff like that. It's just, this guy, when I proposed my fiance and we had a business call and it was like right after I had. We talked, it was like an hour long heritage. We talked five minutes a visit and he, it was like 55 minutes of just mind shattering advice for marriage and life. Like it was these perspectives that just gave me this feeling of someone who really cares about me. He basically talked me into wanting to have a wedding when I really just didn't care. Like he just completely changed my perspective on it. And to have that relationship is really special. [00:39:44] Craig Dalton: Yeah, it sounds like it's going to be an amazing thing to have in your corner this year. And the fact that you guys are building something together confirmed over the next two years, they're just going to be great. It's going to be super interesting to see where it goes. Speaking of this year, what's your, what are your goals this year? Are there big events that you're really thinking about? [00:40:05] Chris Schroeder: It's a little bit up in the air. I just got confirmed for led boat. Like yesterday where I got my Leadville charge on the credit card. Cause that's how they tell you. So that's gonna be a major goal on down. We'll be a major goal in terms of like peak performances, fitness, every race I go to, I'm trying to, when I'm not going to races anymore, that I don't think we're gonna win. I'm gonna win some. Mid-South Unbound SBT, and then a fake sugar and Belgium welfare. I Kansas are all like my main events, but I'm also going to hit a lot of like local grassroots events. I'm starting off my season at gravel, Miami, which is a new event in Miami. And I'm really excited to do that one. It's a flat course, which I'm really excited about a hundred miles. I'm just excited for that race. They're putting us, it's sponsored by Miami brewing company and they rented like three rap video level mansions to house the pros in. [00:41:09] Craig Dalton: Only in [00:41:09] Chris Schroeder: And yeah, it was only in Miami. and it's, you know, it's the treatment that I always dreamed I would get it every race. So I'm going to be a little sad when I come back from it and I realized. Van life and all these events. And I'm really excited for that one. We do, we'll do a couple of other the robot do rendezvous is a hundred mile race in Scottsbluff, just some smaller ones. Like there's something in gravel that is special, that everyone jokes about dying. They call it the spirit of gravel. If you go to these small races, you'll experience that it's special. It's unique and it's weird, but it's still out there, but it's only in these small races. So for me, you know, if I go to Unbound, it feels the same as when I was a professional Ironman. Everyone is, you know, a little tense, a little uptight they're there, everyone's on their peak form. No one really wants to talk and hug and all that. But then you go to these smaller grass root events and it's the opposite of all that. It's, everyone's relaxed. Everyone's just there for the community and the experience and beer. It's great. So I really want to make sure I continue to have those in my schedule to keep me grounded into what I love about the sport. [00:42:23] Craig Dalton: Yeah. Yeah. I think those are there. It's a key thing that's going on in gravel that how races are changing and evolving and no one wants to lose that intimacy and camaraderie, but inevitably like as these races get bigger and more important to people's professional careers. It's undoubted bull that the tenor is going to change at the start line. So yeah, long live the community event. [00:42:48] Chris Schroeder: Yeah. exactly. That's just how it is. And we're actually trying one thing I do. From a business perspective as I try to pull from other sports and it's something, this is unique. And I think that's hopefully going to be a good success that we're going to be trying this year is that at certain races, we're actually going to have a diamond booth in the expo where we're going to have, you know, this year will be a little different cause there's just myself and Brittany and Jared we're in, you know, we're going to be there to try and interact as much as possible. We're going to have team bikes. We're even going to have some demo bikes come by. You can chat with us. And we want to grow that very similar to like motorcross or NASCAR, where people get the experience to come into the pits and they get to look at the garage and see the driver and the mechanics, all working. We wanted to bring that as a way for people to interact more of us on a personal level. And especially in a approachable way, you know, we've all been that fan boy at the expo that sees someone we want to talk to, but you know, they're walking around and they're doing their thing and we don't want to interrupt them. So we thought, how can we. Creative approachable environment that is friendly for the fans. And it's a great way for us to really talk to our fans of our sponsors and say, Hey, you know, this is our bike and you want to here's the demo one, go take it around the block, [00:44:05] Craig Dalton: Yeah. Yeah. [00:44:05] Chris Schroeder: Touch it. [00:44:06] Craig Dalton: I think that'll shine through if you set that intention, which is great. And I think based on this conversation, fans of the sport will have a great way to follow you and your team throughout the year on the video series, and hopefully be able to connect with you at some of these events. So I, Chris, I appreciate all the time today. That's a great conversation. I wish you best of luck and really do look forward to seeing your name up there at the front end of these events. [00:44:31] Chris Schroeder: Yeah, fingers crossed that it eventually gets to that. And for anyone watching, like you're going to see me at an event or two this year, come up, give me a hug. I want to interact with you guys as much as you perhaps wanna interact with me. So just don't be a stranger. [00:44:46] Craig Dalton: Right on. Thanks Chris. So that's going to do it for this week's podcast. I hope you enjoyed the conversation with Chris and I encourage you to follow the diamond factory racing team on social media. I know they've got big plans to show you behind the scenes about what it's like being a professional, gravel racer. In 2022. If you're interested in joining the conversation, I encourage you to visit the ridership. www.theridership.com. It's our free online community. Within the community, you'll find gravel, cyclists of all kinds, whether they be backpackers. Racers commuters, you name it. They're all in there. Everybody in the community shares a common goal and it's just to elevate one another. So, whether you're looking to answer some of those hard questions about what tire to buy or what equipment, what bike to buy, or just need some moral support, the community is there for you. I'm always impressed with the level of interaction and comradery that I see happening that I've got nothing to do with. It is also a great place to get in touch with me. So, if you have any feedback for the show, please just hit me up directly in the ridership. I found inspiration for many, a new episode from the questions that I've received. Through the ridership. So remember that's just www.theridership.com to get started. If you're interested in supporting the podcast. You can visit me at buy me a coffee. Dot com slash the gravel ride. I appreciate any and all support you can provide to my efforts. And hopefully the journey that I've been on as a gravel cyclist has been useful to all of you. Until next time. Here's to finding some dirt onto your wheels

A Fool's Quest
S4-Ep24: Good Cop Golem Cop

A Fool's Quest

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 54:54


The heroes make their way to the portal of Mount Obyx and journey into the In-Between. The villains find their way to Andrin Myanor and devise a plan to break him out of jail.Support us on Patreon and get additional content: www.afoolsquest.comCast: Malphaedor Bromroyo - voiced by Mike ColeMc Nastly - voiced by Wes "William" WhitmanThadeus Trebilcock - voiced by Chris JohnsonFrancis the Lion - voiced by Tony KinneyAyda - voiced by Jess OwenHesh Von Eggars - voiced by Shamas RodriguezDM - Nico RodriguezIf you would like to follow along with our map, you can find it on our social media pages: www.Facebook.com/afoolsquest / www.Twitter.com/afoolsquest / www.Instagram.com/afoolsquestpodcastMusic: Music Provided in part by Midnight Syndicate. www.MidnightSyndicate.comAdditional music provided by Algal the Bard. www.youtube.com/user/alvariu

Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

The world is a wonder. Let's celebrate it along with our Celtic culture through music and the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Gerry O'Connor, The Fire, Cara Dillon, Blame Not the Bard, House of Hamill, Alisa Marie, Calan, Norse Gael, Celtic Wood, Tuatha Dea, The McDades, The Canny Brothers Band, Bang On The Ear, Syr I hope you enjoyed this week's show. Did you hear a song, tune or artist that you loved? Share this episode and tag the artist on social either on your page or in a Celtic group you're a part of. Include the show time so they can quickly listen and enjoy. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our diverse Celtic community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. Musicians rely on your support so they can keep creating new music. Buy their CDs, digital downloads, shirts, pins, and other merch. You can follow them on streaming and see their shows. More and more Celtic musicians are on Patreon, just like this podcast. And of course, I always appreciate it when you drop artists an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. How would you like Celtic music news in your inbox? The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 FOR 2022 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. You can vote for as many songs and tunes that inspire you in each episode. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2022 episode. Vote Right Now on Patreon! THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:06 - Gerry O'Connor "The Old Dash Churn (Jigs)" from Last Night's Joy 4:10 - WELCOME 5:01 - The Fire "The Prodigal Son" from Radiance 9:03 - Cara Dillon "Garden Valley" from After The Morning 13:05 - Blame Not the Bard "Off to California / The Gentleman Soldier / Over the Moor to Maggie" from Soundcheck 17:51 - House of Hamill "The Bully of Skidmore Town" from Folk Hero 21:33 - FEEDBACK 24:32 - Alisa Marie "Woods of Wonder" from Single 27:42 - Calan "Jêl Caerdydd" from Kistvaen Pronunciation: Jell Cair - deef Pronunciation: Kist - vae - en 31:16 - Norse Gael "Creadeamh Sí" from Finscéal 34:44 - Celtic Wood and Wires "Have a Little Drink" from Close the Back Door 38:14 - THANKS 40:48 - Tuatha Dea "The Sky is Falling" from Irish Eyes 46:23 - The McDades "Les Trois Capitaines" from The Empress 51:11 - The Canny Brothers Band "Peggy Gordon" from The Guinness Situation 55:25 - Bang On The Ear "The Boys From Apple Hill" from F15TEEN 57:49 - CLOSING 59:38 - Syr "Sentinel" from Sentinel The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. Subscribe through your favorite podcatcher or on our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/. WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I'm a musician and podcaster. I share my love of Irish and Celtic music from around the globe with you. I want to introduce you to some amazing Celtic bands and musicians. The artists in this show need your support which you can do by buying their music or telling a friend about the band you found. You can find a link to all of the artists, along with show times and chapters for each song when you visit our website at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. ATTN BANDS It's easy to submit music to the podcast, just complete the permission form at 4celts.com. DO YOU WANT TO HEAR THE STORIES BEHIND THE SONGS? Pub Songs & Stories is a Virtual Public House for musicians to share the stories and inspiration behind their music. The 2022 season begins soon. Subscribe at PubSong.net. THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out at least four times a month. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. As a patron, you hear episodes before regular listeners. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon. You can also get music - only episodes and free MP3s when you become a Song Henger. Thanks to our newest patrons: Clara S, ARMAND R You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ #celticmusic #irishmusic #celticmusicpodcast I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com Alba Calvet emailed photos: "Hi Mark, i'm Alba from Barcelona and i've been listening your podcast since i was 18 when my father discover it i don't know where. Due the pandemic i started to work in a Hospital and i couldn't listen tu you (long workshifts with no earbuds...) but now that i came back to the scientific research (and I'm able to work with music) I'm listening all the pending programs, all day long! At this exact moment I'm going to the city by train, to the lab, and i really love to knit while traveling and listening to you. My little kid (almost 3 years) enjoys your podcast too, but in this case i have to dose this music to him, because he never wants to stop and go to bed.  Congrats for your great program and all the work you do! I know a lot of great artists thanks to you! Best wishes and Merry Christmas/Happy Yule/Happy Solstice!" Tony Davee emailed: "Listening while washing up all of the Holiday dishes.  Great music and a great Celtic podcast … ??  Go raibh maith agat" Peter Bengtson sent some photos: "Walking along the Rillito river (south side) on a beautiful sunny day. Catalina mountains in view" John Thompson emailed: "Hi Marc. Loving the Irish & Celtic Music podcast. As a Patreon member I got your early release of episode 538 "Celtic Top 20 of 2021". Still listening but I caught one error in the beginning. You introduce the show as episode 358 instead of 538. Don't know if you have time to fix it before you post. No big deal, the music is great! All the best for the new year! JT"

A Fool's Quest
S4-Ep23: Zariel

A Fool's Quest

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 60:25


After a good nights rest, the party finishes prepping for their trip into the In-Between. Malpaedor decides to take this opportunity to speak with his patron. The villains wrap up their visit to Bardus and make the trip to Gadon to seek out Andrin Myanor.Find us: www.afoolsquest.com Support us on Patreon and get additional content: www.patreon.com/afoolsquest Cast: Malphaedor Bromroyo - voiced by Mike ColeMc Nastly - voiced by Wes "William" WhitmanThadeus Trebilcock - voiced by Chris JohnsonFrancis the Lion - voiced by Tony KinneyAyda - voiced by Jess OwenHesh Von Eggars - voiced by Shamas RodriguezDM - Nico RodriguezSpecial Guest: Zariel voiced by DanielleIf you would like to follow along with our map, you can find it on our social media pages: www.Facebook.com/afoolsquest / www.Twitter.com/afoolsquest / www.Instagram.com/afoolsquestpodcastMusic: Music Provided in part by Midnight Syndicate. www.MidnightSyndicate.comAdditional music provided by Algal the Bard. www.youtube.com/user/alvariu

We're Watching What?!
Roundtable - The Book of Boba Fett Episode 01 | 2021 Year in Review | The Tragedy of Macbeth

We're Watching What?!

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 72:19


New year, same us! We're starting things off in the Star Wars universe with The Book of Boba Fett episode 01. We take a look at the highs and lows of our 2021 viewing and the smorgasbord of Marvel projects we got. Finally Joel Coen takes on the Bard in The Tragedy of Macbeth. Find us at www.werewatchingwhat.com THEDHK can be found at instagram.com/thedhk , twitter.com/thedhk, and facebook.com/thedhkmovies Jacque can be found at instagram.com/foxymsmoxie and twitter.com/foxymsmoxie Matt can be found at instagram.com/coolnazgul and twitter.com/coolnazgul --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

City of Town: An Improvised DnD Adventure!
Does the stalker feat give you advantage on saving throws?

City of Town: An Improvised DnD Adventure!

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 59:30


Sheela and Lawrence have been in love with Geridon the Bard for years. Their deepest desire is to clone the musician and spend their days as an inseparable trio. Will they capture the piece of Geridon's hair necessary for the magical spell, or will they be swarmed by vicious field mice? You'll have to listen to find out!Every episode of City of Town is made up on the spot. No pre-planning, no character sheets, just endless amounts of dragon slaying. If you have ideas for adventures you'd like to see, contact us (Casey and Michael) through Instagram @cityoftowndnd Edited by Ryan RiverosCover Art by Catherine Chooljian (@cooljeansart)

Room and Bard
Season 2 - Episode 1: Room and Bard

Room and Bard

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 84:39


Check out Reed Reimer on spotifyRoom and Bard is a 5th edition D&D podcast taking place in a home-brew world where the world is filled with fanciful magic, wacky characters, and wild adventures. Check out our website and sign up for updates and special offers atOur Home Brew WebsiteFollow our Facebook page hereConsider becoming a Patreon supporter and help keep our dream aliveWanna listen to us on Itunes?Wanna listen to us on spotify?Wanna listen to us on Stitcher?

A Fool's Quest
S4-Ep22: CoWorkers and Accomplices

A Fool's Quest

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 60:40


The heroes wrap up their meeting with the Administrator and then head back to Poly's house to talk about the town and gather more information about the In-Between. The villains wrap up their trip to Bardus and Hesh does a little light shopping before leaving to Gadon.Find us: www.afoolsquest.com Support us on Patreon and get additional content: www.patreon.com/afoolsquest Cast: Malphaedor Bromroyo - voiced by Mike ColeMc Nastly - voiced by Wes "William" WhitmanThadeus Trebilcock - voiced by Chris JohnsonFrancis the Lion - voiced by Tony KinneyAyda - voiced by Jess OwenHesh Von Eggars - voiced by Shamas RodriguezDM - Nico RodriguezIf you would like to follow along with our map, you can find it on our social media pages: www.Facebook.com/afoolsquest / www.Twitter.com/afoolsquest / www.Instagram.com/afoolsquestpodcastMusic: Music Provided in part by Midnight Syndicate. www.MidnightSyndicate.comAdditional music provided by Algal the Bard. www.youtube.com/user/alvariu

ChimaeraCast | Dungeon World Actual Play
Series IX: Cyclopolis of the Damned - Chapter IX

ChimaeraCast | Dungeon World Actual Play

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 74:16


Our hiatus from Series IX is over! Welcome back to the Vulturelands! And this episode is a doozy.Milio the Bard, Kimin the Shaman, and Uraziti the Spellblade have reunited, despite the party being split across different dimensions. There is some tension between our adventurers which takes an emotional toll and drags the party's cohesion and morale down. But as they venture forth through the Vulturelands, they quickly realize there are much more dangerous problems than the issues they have with each other. Sometimes you have to put differences aside to work together.But that doesn't guarantee the dice are going to agree with them...If you enjoy what we do and would like to support us, check out our Patreon! You'll be able to vote on upcoming C-Sides and can chat with us on our Discord. You can also get another feed with extended episodes including more jokes and session discussions, as well as the occasional bonus episode.You can also find our merch here. And follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

We Speak English Good
Episode 382 - Beren The Bard (Music Streamer)

We Speak English Good

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 142:05


On this episode of WSEG, we talk to Boston Based wholesome music streamer, Beren_The_Bard. We talk about why Beren decided to stop participation in social media(Until Now HEHEHE), monetizing your music on soundcloud, and we talk about Beren's upcoming releases. Find the video version of this podcast HERE: https://youtu.be/5CND4YqLRvc Find Beren: https://www.twitch.tv/beren_the_bard https://www.instagram.com/beren_the_bard/ Find our Sponsor Model Studios: https://modedstudios.com/ Find Reina Mystique: https://www.reinamystique.com/ Help support the show and Check Out Our Fresh A$$ Merch Store: https://wespeakenglishgood.threadless.com/ Find Friendly July new album “PUMKINS” HERE: songwhip.com/friendlyjuly/pumpkins Find WSEG's latest single "Hamburger 2099" Here: https://songwhip.com/wseg/hamburger-2099 Find W.S.E.G.'s Music : https://songwhip.com/wseg Find Reina And Mike of on the new Streaming app Famera. For Apple App Users: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/famera/id1522928651 Write an email with an ugly accent: wespeakenglishgood @ gmail. com Find Us On Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/wespeakenglishgood/ https://www.facebook.com/wespeakenglishgood/ https://twitter.com/wsegpodcast https://www.twitch.tv/wespeakenglishgood https://discord.com/invite/m6NTJx  https://www.tiktok.com/@wespeakenglishgood https://linktr.ee/wespeakenglishgood https://rumble.com/user/WeSpeakEnglishGood Find us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/WeSpeakEnglishGood www.wespeakenglishgood.com

To Have And To Roll
Session 54 - Red Sky at Night

To Have And To Roll

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 104:43


An investigation of Vencarlo Orisini's property in Old Korvosa reveals that not everything is as it seems. ----more---- Curse of the Crimson Throne and the Pathfinder roleplaying game are published by Paizo and are used in accordance with their community use policy. Sound effects created by Syrinscape. Music this week included "The Crimson Banquet; Red Raven's Waltz", "The Bard's Tale - Heroes", "Serpent's Grasp", "Hounds of the Forsaken Hollow", and "Giants of the Emberfall". For these and other great tracks, please check out Philip's Tabletop Music Bazaar. Soon to be part of Michael Ghelfi Music! ----more---- Follow us on twitter @ToHaveAndToRoll Rane's Twitter @Rane0 Doctor Daft's Twitter @DaftProdigy Check out character art, backstories, and character sheets on Tumblr, tohaveandtoroll.tumblr.com      

The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network
XZTV - Rob McConnell Interviews - ELLEN EVERT HOPMAN - Secret Medicines from Your Garden – Plants for Healing, Spirituality and Magic

The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 46:38


Ellen Evert Hopman is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild (AHG) and the author of a number of books; Secret Medicines from Your Garden – Plants for Healing, Spirituality and Magic, The Sacred Herbs of Spring, The Sacred Herbs of Samhain, The Real Witches of New England, A Legacy of Druids – Conversations with Druid leaders from Britain, the USA and Canada, The Priestess of the Forest trilogy of novels, and other volumes. She is the current Archdruid of Tribe of the Oak (Tuatha na Dara) www.tribeoftheoak.com , an international Druid Order based in New England. See all her books and blog at www.elleneverthopman.com Ellen Evert Hopman has been a teacher of herbalism since 1983 and is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild. She has been a teacher of Druidism since 1990. She is the author of a number of books; The Sacred Herbs of Spring, The Sacred Herbs of Samhain, The Real Witches of New England, Tree Medicine Tree Magic, Scottish Herbs and Fairy Lore, the Priestess of the Forest Druid trilogy of novels, A Druid's Herbal of Sacred Tree Medicine, and other volumes. She has presented at schools and workshops across the United States and Europe. A Druidic initiate since 1984, she is the Arch Druid of Tribe of the Oak www.tribeoftheoak.com , a founding member and former co-Chief of The Order of the White Oak (Ord Na Darach Gile), a Bard of the Gorsedd of Caer Abiri, an ArchDruidess of the Druid Clan of Dana, and was Vice President of the Henge of Keltria for nine years. She is a member of the Grey Council of Mages and Sages and taught at the Grey School of Wizardry for several years. Find her books and blog at www.elleneverthopman.comnow at https://guidetoremoteviewing.com ****************************************************************** To listen to all our XZBN shows, with our compliments go to: https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv *** AND NOW *** The ‘X' Zone TV Channel on SimulTV - www.simultv.com The ‘X' Chronicles Newspaper - www.xchroniclesnewpaper.com

The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network
XZTV - Rob McConnell Interviews - ELLEN EVERT HOPMAN - Secret Medicines from Your Garden – Plants for Healing, Spirituality and Magic

The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 46:38


Ellen Evert Hopman is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild (AHG) and the author of a number of books; Secret Medicines from Your Garden – Plants for Healing, Spirituality and Magic, The Sacred Herbs of Spring, The Sacred Herbs of Samhain, The Real Witches of New England, A Legacy of Druids – Conversations with Druid leaders from Britain, the USA and Canada, The Priestess of the Forest trilogy of novels, and other volumes. She is the current Archdruid of Tribe of the Oak (Tuatha na Dara) www.tribeoftheoak.com , an international Druid Order based in New England. See all her books and blog at www.elleneverthopman.com Ellen Evert Hopman has been a teacher of herbalism since 1983 and is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild. She has been a teacher of Druidism since 1990. She is the author of a number of books; The Sacred Herbs of Spring, The Sacred Herbs of Samhain, The Real Witches of New England, Tree Medicine Tree Magic, Scottish Herbs and Fairy Lore, the Priestess of the Forest Druid trilogy of novels, A Druid's Herbal of Sacred Tree Medicine, and other volumes. She has presented at schools and workshops across the United States and Europe. A Druidic initiate since 1984, she is the Arch Druid of Tribe of the Oak www.tribeoftheoak.com , a founding member and former co-Chief of The Order of the White Oak (Ord Na Darach Gile), a Bard of the Gorsedd of Caer Abiri, an ArchDruidess of the Druid Clan of Dana, and was Vice President of the Henge of Keltria for nine years. She is a member of the Grey Council of Mages and Sages and taught at the Grey School of Wizardry for several years. Find her books and blog at www.elleneverthopman.comnow at https://guidetoremoteviewing.com ****************************************************************** To listen to all our XZBN shows, with our compliments go to: https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv *** AND NOW *** The ‘X' Zone TV Channel on SimulTV - www.simultv.com The ‘X' Chronicles Newspaper - www.xchroniclesnewpaper.com

The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network
XZTV - Rob McConnell Interviews - ELLEN EVERT HOPMAN - Secret Medicines from Your Garden – Plants for Healing, Spirituality and Magic

The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 46:38


Ellen Evert Hopman is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild (AHG) and the author of a number of books; Secret Medicines from Your Garden – Plants for Healing, Spirituality and Magic, The Sacred Herbs of Spring, The Sacred Herbs of Samhain, The Real Witches of New England, A Legacy of Druids – Conversations with Druid leaders from Britain, the USA and Canada, The Priestess of the Forest trilogy of novels, and other volumes. She is the current Archdruid of Tribe of the Oak (Tuatha na Dara) www.tribeoftheoak.com , an international Druid Order based in New England. See all her books and blog at www.elleneverthopman.com Ellen Evert Hopman has been a teacher of herbalism since 1983 and is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild. She has been a teacher of Druidism since 1990. She is the author of a number of books; The Sacred Herbs of Spring, The Sacred Herbs of Samhain, The Real Witches of New England, Tree Medicine Tree Magic, Scottish Herbs and Fairy Lore, the Priestess of the Forest Druid trilogy of novels, A Druid's Herbal of Sacred Tree Medicine, and other volumes. She has presented at schools and workshops across the United States and Europe. A Druidic initiate since 1984, she is the Arch Druid of Tribe of the Oak www.tribeoftheoak.com , a founding member and former co-Chief of The Order of the White Oak (Ord Na Darach Gile), a Bard of the Gorsedd of Caer Abiri, an ArchDruidess of the Druid Clan of Dana, and was Vice President of the Henge of Keltria for nine years. She is a member of the Grey Council of Mages and Sages and taught at the Grey School of Wizardry for several years. Find her books and blog at www.elleneverthopman.comnow at https://guidetoremoteviewing.com ****************************************************************** To listen to all our XZBN shows, with our compliments go to: https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv *** AND NOW *** The ‘X' Zone TV Channel on SimulTV - www.simultv.com The ‘X' Chronicles Newspaper - www.xchroniclesnewpaper.com

The 'X' Zone Radio Show
XZTV - Rob McConnell Interviews - ELLEN EVERT HOPMAN - Secret Medicines from Your Garden – Plants for Healing, Spirituality and Magic

The 'X' Zone Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 46:39


Ellen Evert Hopman is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild (AHG) and the author of a number of books; Secret Medicines from Your Garden – Plants for Healing, Spirituality and Magic, The Sacred Herbs of Spring, The Sacred Herbs of Samhain, The Real Witches of New England, A Legacy of Druids – Conversations with Druid leaders from Britain, the USA and Canada, The Priestess of the Forest trilogy of novels, and other volumes. She is the current Archdruid of Tribe of the Oak (Tuatha na Dara) www.tribeoftheoak.com , an international Druid Order based in New England. See all her books and blog at www.elleneverthopman.com Ellen Evert Hopman has been a teacher of herbalism since 1983 and is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild. She has been a teacher of Druidism since 1990. She is the author of a number of books; The Sacred Herbs of Spring, The Sacred Herbs of Samhain, The Real Witches of New England, Tree Medicine Tree Magic, Scottish Herbs and Fairy Lore, the Priestess of the Forest Druid trilogy of novels, A Druid's Herbal of Sacred Tree Medicine, and other volumes. She has presented at schools and workshops across the United States and Europe. A Druidic initiate since 1984, she is the Arch Druid of Tribe of the Oak www.tribeoftheoak.com , a founding member and former co-Chief of The Order of the White Oak (Ord Na Darach Gile), a Bard of the Gorsedd of Caer Abiri, an ArchDruidess of the Druid Clan of Dana, and was Vice President of the Henge of Keltria for nine years. She is a member of the Grey Council of Mages and Sages and taught at the Grey School of Wizardry for several years. Find her books and blog at www.elleneverthopman.comnow at https://guidetoremoteviewing.com******************************************************************To listen to all our XZBN shows, with our compliments go to: https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv*** AND NOW ***The ‘X' Zone TV Channel on SimulTV - www.simultv.comThe ‘X' Chronicles Newspaper - www.xchroniclesnewpaper.com

Only in OK Show
January Events in Oklahoma

Only in OK Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 23:32


Do you have a New Year's resolution?   If you do and it is do more fun stuff in Oklahoma...you are in luck!   On today's episode of the Only in OK Show, we discuss some of the fun events happening throughout the Oklahoma during January.  If you want to find something new to do this month, check out the show.   Lace up your ice skates and head to Snowflake Winter Festival Ice Skating in downtown Tahlequah. The Snowflake Ice Rink is a professional-sized ice rink offering everything you need to experience all the joys of gliding and sliding on the ice. Bring your bundled up family and leave with lasting memories and hearts filled with holiday cheer.   Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the capital of the Cherokee Nation, has been named one of the Top 100 Best Small Towns in America. Tour the recreated ancient Cherokee village of Diligwa, located at the Cherokee Heritage Center for a dose of culture. Float down what many consider the state's best canoe waterway, the Illinois River, or make a big splash at Lake Tenkiller. Wander through the Tahlequah Original Historic Townsite District, an area where the street signs are written in English and Cherokee, and test your luck at Cherokee Casino Tahlequah next.   Roger and Hammerstein's beloved "Oklahoma!" in a completely fresh format at Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City. This special production by OKC Broadway has been reimagined for the 21st century by Daniel Fish, featuring a darker, more psychological approach to the story. Experience this Tony Award winner for the Best Revival of a Musical and see "Oklahoma!" in a new light.   The Civic Center Music Hall is a performing arts center located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It was constructed in 1937 as Municipal Auditorium and renamed in 1966. The facility includes the Thelma Gaylord Performing Arts Theatre, the Freede Little Theatre, CitySpace, the Meinders Hall of Mirrors and the Joel Levine Rehearsal Hall.   Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is a very family-friendly city for entertainment, shopping and a diverse food scene.   Visit to Foss State Park on January 1 for a free guided hike. Meet at the Cedar Point shelter above the marina at 2pm and get ready for an approximately two-mile hike on the Great Western Trail. Be sure to bring your binoculars, a camera, water and appropriate dress for a cool-weather hike.   Foss State Park is located in western Oklahoma on Foss Lake. Recreational activities include hiking, biking, disc golf, horseback riding, fishing, boating, swimming, kayaking and camping. Facilities include RV campsites, 10 of which have full-hookups.   Foss is a small town on Route 66 in western Oklahoma that has the remains of the vintage Kobel's Place Service Station, and an original old West steel jail cell.   Oklahoma Boat Expo will be held at The Cox Business Convention Center in downtown Tulsa January 7th-9th 2022. Find the biggest dealers with the latest in boats, watercraft, watersports, Rv's and just about everything you can think of to do outdoors.   Cox Business Convention Center offers over 275,000 square foot of flexible event space, Oklahoma's largest banquet space, and in-house catering, AV, IT, and more.   Tulsa is Oklahoma's second-largest city, where visitors will find world-class attractions including the acclaimed Tulsa Zoo, the Philbrook and Gilcrease museums among other top cultural attractions such as the Tulsa Ballet and Tulsa Opera, lively entertainment, casinos, sporting events, dining, shopping, family fun and outdoor escapes.   Scotfest Burns Night is an evening celebrating the life and work of the beloved Scottish poet Robert "Rabbie" Burns, the Bard of Ayrshire, Scotland. Includes performances by the Tulsa Metro Pipe Band, Tullamore, Highland Dance by the Ladymon School of Scottish Dance.  VIP Tickets include: Bottle of Single Malt Whisky at the table, Bottles of wine at the table, Specialty chocolate at the table, Priority Seating close to the Dance Floor, Priority access to buffet/food, Cheese Board with Fruit and Crackers at the table and more.   2 Hip Chicks Roadshow is a traveling event show bringing you the latest in fashion, crafts, salvaged, upcycled, repurposed furniture, good ole junk and more.   The Oklahoma State Fair Park is one of the largest state fair park facilities in the nation and is a top attraction venue in Oklahoma City. In addition to the annual Oklahoma State Fair in early fall, the fairgrounds is host to hundreds of metro events including auto racing, horse shows, rodeos, concerts, conventions, exhibitions, classes and many more.   My So Called Band is a musical tribute to one of the greatest eras of music, the 90s. They play all of your '90s and early 2000s favorites including rock, grunge, country, R&B, hip hop, and pop.   The Vanguard is a cozy music venue located in historic Brady district in downtown Tulsa, OK.   The 2022 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire takes place January 10-15, 2022, atop the clay of the Tulsa Expo Raceway. The event is contested under the massive roof of the SageNet Center in Tulsa, Okla.   Tulsa Expo Square hosts hundreds of events every year.   Jump in the Millennium Falcon and journey to Tatooine, Alderaan and beyond with a complete showing of "Star Wars: A New Hope" on a giant screen in high-definition, with John Williams' Oscar-winning score played live by Tulsa Symphony. Luke Skywalker leaves his home planet, battles the evil empire and learns the ways of the Force in the iconic film that started it all. Don't miss this intergalactic musical experience at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center for one night only.   Tulsa Symphony resonates throughout the Tulsa community and Northeastern Oklahoma as the professional orchestra that educates, entertains, and inspires through creative and innovative programming. Tulsa Symphony prides itself on enriching the Tulsa community and beyond through musical excellence, education and community service. Serving as the cornerstone of the arts in Tulsa, Tulsa Symphony partners and collaborates with Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Chorale, Philbrook Museum, Gilcrease Museum and Oklahoma Aquarium.   Built by the City of Tulsa and funded by the people of Tulsa, the Tulsa Performing Arts Center opened its doors in March 1977 as the City's new municipal theatre. The first concert took place on March 19, 1977, featuring the Tulsa Philharmonic and jazz great Ella Fitzgerald.   #TravelOK #onlyinokshow #Oklahoma #MadeinOklahoma #oklaproud #podcast #okherewego #traveloklahoma #Attraction #events  #January #NewYear #plays #festival #concert #racing #music #boats #hike

A Fool's Quest
Merry Crustmas

A Fool's Quest

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 20:37


Ayda has called a cease fire for the villains and the heroes to celebrate Crustmas in Euphrai at Mike's Dive.Crustmas is the one time of year where people can set their differences aside, share loaves of crusty bread, talk politics, and exchange secret Crustmas gifts. Merry Crustmas, you Fools!Find us: www.afoolsquest.com Support us on Patreon and get additional content: www.patreon.com/afoolsquest Cast: Malphaedor Bromroyo - voiced by Mike ColeMc Nastly - voiced by Wes "William" WhitmanThadeus Trebilcock - voiced by Chris JohnsonFrancis the Lion - voiced by Tony KinneyAyda - voiced by Jess OwenHesh Von Eggars - voiced by Shamas RodriguezDM - Nico RodriguezIf you would like to follow along with our map, you can find it on our social media pages: www.Facebook.com/afoolsquest / www.Twitter.com/afoolsquest / www.Instagram.com/afoolsquestpodcastMusic: Music Provided in part by Midnight Syndicate. www.MidnightSyndicate.comAdditional music provided by Algal the Bard. www.youtube.com/user/alvariu

A Fool's Quest
S4-Ep21: An Anacronym

A Fool's Quest

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 55:33


The heroes travel with the Knights of Teflon back to their town where they meet with someone called the Administrator and learn more about the In-Between and other lore. The villains make it to the city of Bardus and say goodbye to the C-Lab.Find us: www.afoolsquest.com Support us on Patreon and get additional content: www.patreon.com/afoolsquest Cast: Malphaedor Bromroyo - voiced by Mike ColeMc Nastly - voiced by Wes "William" WhitmanThadeus Trebilcock - voiced by Chris JohnsonFrancis the Lion - voiced by Tony KinneyAyda - voiced by Jess OwenHesh Von Eggars - voiced by Shamas RodriguezDM - Nico RodriguezIf you would like to follow along with our map, you can find it on our social media pages: www.Facebook.com/afoolsquest / www.Twitter.com/afoolsquest / www.Instagram.com/afoolsquestpodcastMusic: Music Provided in part by Midnight Syndicate. www.MidnightSyndicate.comAdditional music provided by Algal the Bard. www.youtube.com/user/alvariu

Talk'aran'rhiod: The Wheel of Time Showcast
Holiday Bonus 2021 (YouTube Live Stream ft. Katy Sedai, Maidens of the Spear, Bard of the Red Hand)

Talk'aran'rhiod: The Wheel of Time Showcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 117:34


In case you missed it, we did a live stream on YouTube with special guest Katy Sedai (https://www.instagram.com/katysedai), Sara from Maidens of the Spear (https://www.youtube.com/c/MaidensoftheSpearWOT), and Vance the Bard of the Red Hand (https://www.youtube.com/c/TheBardoftheRedHand).  It was such a blast, we thought we should share it in podcast format.  A holiday gift from us to you!  So while you're traveling for the holidays, alienating your family, or cozying up by a fire, give it a listen.  Joe, Jen and Tom break down the first 3 episodes with these special guests from the community.  Favorite scenes, notable changes, "WOW" moments, predictions for the rest of the season, we cover it all!Recorded live on YouTube, Nov 19, 2021. https://youtu.be/cqzK8YPM1dkPlease show your support by rating/reviewing us. http://getpodcast.reviews/id/1479634263https://www.talkaranrhiod.com/Email: podcast@talkaranrhiod.comTwitter: @arantalkInstagram: talk_aran_rhiodJoin us on Discord: https://dsc.gg/talkaranrhiodMerch: https://www.newcreationsbyjen.com/collections/talkaranrhiodSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/talkaranrhiod)

Brave New Teaching
Episode 79: (RE-RUN) TO TEACH SHAKESPEARE

Brave New Teaching

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 35:19


Today's episode is a re-run of one of our very favorite episodes where we share all about the Bard! We took listener questions about Shakespeare - planning, teaching, assessing, and more - and answered them in the nerdiest teacher way we could! PLUS a big announcement - registration is now open for the 2021 Shakespeare Teacher Festival (April 5-10, 2021). This free festival includes our best teaching tips & strategies for including Shakespeare in your classroom, and you won't want to miss it! Go to www.bravenewteaching.com/shakespeare to register! CLICK HERE FOR SHOW NOTES

Don't Quill the Messenger : Revealing the Truth of Shakespeare Authorship

Steven welcomes back popular guest, Dr. Earl Showerman, to discuss his research into the Bard's bloodiest play, "Titus Andronicus." Together, Steven and Earl explore the evidence for the sources of the play, its many literary allusions, and the complex themes and subtexts it contains beneath its layers of blood and violence. Support the show by picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com  Presented by the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship. Learn more at www.shakespeareoxfordfellowship.org  Don't Quill the Messenger is a part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent podcast network. For more great podcasts visit www.dragonwagonradio.com

DoomedandStoned
Doomed and Stoned Interviews: SHALLOW

DoomedandStoned

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 77:25


The Stoke on Trent band SHALLOW was on a roll in the mid-to-late '90s, on the Rise Above Records roster with Orange Goblin and Electric Wizard (both of whom they toured with), with a style somewhere in the neighborhood of desert rock, grunge. and heavy metal. After releasing an album and an EP, the band was threatened with legal action in the early-2000s over their name and this led to them rebranding as The Last Drop, though essentially the same band. This was, however, the point at which things soured. Shallow released a second album (as The Last Drop), then we heard from them no more. Until 2021, when Tony Inskip, Rod Vyse, and Phil Brough released an album of new songs called '...From The Ground Down' (2021) on Future Noise Recordings. In this interview, Billy Goate (Editor in Chief, Doomed & Stoned) talks to two of the three about their incredible journey from then to now, in Shallow's first audio interview. SONGS: 1. Shallow - "Cake Ape" 2. Shallow - "The Bard" 3. Shallow - "Eight Minutes To The Sun" 4. The Last Drop - "Echoes of a Thousand Mountains" 5. Shallow - "In Your Wake" 6. Shallow - "Into The Ether" 7. Shallow - "Lost in the Pursuit of Nothing" MORE: https://shallow1.bandcamp.com/

Novel Ideas Book Group
Novel Ideas to discuss Comfort & Joy DBC16784 by Kristin Hannah 12/17/2021

Novel Ideas Book Group

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 53:58


It's hard to believe the holidays are upon us. As we do every year, Novel Ideas will be discussing a Christmas book. This year it will be Comfort & Joy by Kristin Hannah. DBC16784 Here is the Bookshare link to this book: https://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/1868087?returnPath=L3NlYXJjaD9tb2R1bGVOYW1lPXB1YmxpYyZrZXl3b3JkPUNvbWZvcnQgJmFtcDsgSm95 The synopsis from BARD is below. School librarian Joy Candellaro takes an impromptu vacation during the holidays when she learns that her ex-husband and her sister are having a baby. After surviving a crash landing in a remote pacific-northwest forest, Joy discovers reclusive Daniel and his eight-year-old son Bobby. Or did she imagine them? Join us in this zoom meeting to discuss this great book. Host: Randi Shelton E-Mail: rshelton820@gmail.com Co-Host Ruth ann Acosta, E-Mail: ruth1244@gmail.com

Mike's On
Mike's On - Ep.SIXTY - NINE - 12.17.21 - 12:17:21, 3.36 PM

Mike's On

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 33:55


Episode 69 introduces us to 7th Grade World Geography Teacher, Michael Mahon. Mr. Mahon is the sponsor for the Selvidge Podcast known as "SMS Voices". After learning a bit about Michael we jump right into episode 2 of SMS Voices. Our student podcasters interview members of the recent SMS Theatre Production, "The Curse of the Bard".

Dot to Dot: A daily 5min Echo demo from Alexa
DTD1785 The Bard's Tale - Warlocks of Largefearn

Dot to Dot: A daily 5min Echo demo from Alexa

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 9:47


by those fab guys @Wanderword, today's skill is a sumptuous soundscape full of gallantry, goblins and gold. Go to it

Bard Flies
Minisode 7: Film Club - Kurosawa Does Shakespeare

Bard Flies

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 47:13


In this film club minisode, Will and James talk about what happens when two great masters collide in director Akira Kurosawa's adaptations of Shakespeare to the samurai epics of medieval Japan. Kurosawa's adaptation of "Macbeth" in his moody and gore-spattered "Throne of Blood" in 1957 and "King Lear" in his vivid, colorful 1985 masterpiece "Ran" are classics that take the Bard's plots and characters and mix them with katanas, castles, and visual spectacle beyond belief. // Credits // Intro Music: Jon Sayles, "The Witches' Dance" (composed by anonymous); Outro Music: Jon Sayles, “Saltarello” (composed by anonymous)

A Fool's Quest
S4-Ep20: The Knights of Teflon

A Fool's Quest

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 60:33


Summary: Waking from their trip to the Dreamlands, the heroes find themselves on the Watcher's Isla next to the Well of Memories and Mount Obyx. They are quickly greeted by a squad of knights called the Knights of Teflon. After the villains plan to eliminate the S.H.R.I.M.P. Brigade come to fruition, the party makes their daring escape back to the C-Lab.Find us: www.afoolsquest.com Support us on Patreon and get additional content: www.patreon.com/afoolsquest Cast: Malphaedor Bromroyo - voiced by Mike ColeMc Nastly - voiced by Wes "William" WhitmanThadeus Trebilcock - voiced by Chris JohnsonFrancis the Lion - voiced by Tony KinneyAyda - voiced by Jess OwenHesh Von Eggars - voiced by Shamas RodriguezDM - Nico RodriguezIf you would like to follow along with our map, you can find it on our social media pages: www.Facebook.com/afoolsquest / www.Twitter.com/afoolsquest / www.Instagram.com/afoolsquestpodcastMusic: Music Provided in part by Midnight Syndicate. www.MidnightSyndicate.comAdditional music provided by Algal the Bard. www.youtube.com/user/alvariu

The Locker Room with Billy Schweim
Saturday in The Locker Room with Billy Schweim, former Eagles LB Bard Quast sits in as we talk Army v Navy Football with former Midshipmen Mike Heron.

The Locker Room with Billy Schweim

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 116:28


Saturday's show is always entertaining! The Sportsbook Consigliere Dave Sharapan checks in from Las Vegas with his six pack of picks. We talk with former Naval Midshipman Football player from Absegami HS Mike Heron about his playing days at Annapolis. Then we'll play my interview with former Army HB and Heisman Trophy winner General Pete Dawkins about the Army v Navy rivalry.

The Other Side of Midnight with Frank Morano
The Post Card Bard | 12-15-21

The Other Side of Midnight with Frank Morano

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 217:25


On this edition of The Other Side of Midnight: Steve Kates, also known as Dr. Sky, a veteran radio and TV broadcaster and edu-tainer with expertise in astronomy gives Frank Morano an update on the latest from space. Christopher Verga, author of the book Cold War Long Island, joins Frank to steep us in our local history. Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and a radio talk show host on WABC, every afternoon at 3PM, stops by to offer some advice to the incoming administration.

d4: D&D Deep Dive
The Zealous Bard-barian - D&D: Optimized #71

d4: D&D Deep Dive

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 57:55


For our D&D 5e character build this week we are creating a raging musician. An angry orator? A Skald? Enter the Bard-barian of Righteousness.Check out City of Mist here! https://cityofmist.co/?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=D4+D%26D+Deep+DiveGet Randall Hampton's books here!https://www.randallhamptonart.com/product-page/the-little-game-master-books-1-2I'd appreciate it if you'd consider supporting the channel by becoming a member!https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9jQ2IsZj_CAS0bZgA6O2pA/joinAlso: if you'd like to purchase D&D content through my Amazon affiliate link, it would be another way to help support the channel :) - https://www.amazon.com/shop/d4dddeepdive?listId=MFEYK9W51D9K&ref=idea_share_infFollow us here:https://www.reddit.com/r/DnDoptimized/https://www.facebook.com/dnddeepdivehttps://twitter.com/ColbyPoulsonhttp://www.tiktok.com/@dndoptimized​Character Concept:(0:00)City of Mist Unboxing!:(7:07)Level 1:(12:16)Levels 2-6:(21:56)Levels 7-9:(32:57)Levels 10-13:(38:52)Levels 14-17:(46:27)Final Thoughts:(51:47)Outtakes:(56:43)Math/Graph for this episode: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1s482t6PIZGWUv-HZ7hluvoil7zkMXHs1DxnQCNvSHrE/edit?usp=sharingMaster Nova Damage Comparison:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YkQl4xJHk26zLAh-S0Uh-eW1f3rnKVrWkHaeuN9oCK0/edit?usp=sharingThanks to LudicSavant for the amazing DPR calculator! https://forums.giantitp.com/showthread.php?582779-Comprehensive-DPR-Calculator-(v2-0))Music Credits:Achaidh Cheide - Celtic by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100340Artist: http://incompetech.com/Angevin 120 loop by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1200111Artist: http://incompetech.com/Celtic Impulse - Celtic by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100297Artist: http://incompetech.com/Fiddles McGinty by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1400051Artist: http://incompetech.com/Lord of the Land by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1400022Artist: http://incompetech.com/Master of the Feast by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1400019Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Radiate Wellness Podcast
Radiate Butterflies with Steve Andrews

Radiate Wellness Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 76:03


Multi-talented artist, performer, author Steve Andrews joins us for a fun conversation this week. Steve is known as The Bard of Ely, a title that refers to his work as a poet, performer, and singer-songwriter(and his prior home on the Ely estate in Cardiff). Other refernces to Steve often include "Shakin' Stevens" and "Green Bard." The famous Cardiffian is well-known for his many talents and traits, two of them being that he dons a green beard and that he has grown pineapple inside his home. Currently located in Portugal, his work as a naturalist and environmentalist inspires songs about ocean pollution and plans for worldwide Ocean Aid concerts. Steve is currently working on his fourth book, Saving Mother Ocean. Bonus content! Check out Steve's audition for Britain's Got Talent and how he ticked off Simon Cowell at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0foqjwpSzMo. Read more about Steve's fascinating experiences at his website. Get in touch with him at his facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheBardofEly, twitter https://twitter.com/bardofely, and by email bardofely@gmail.com. Don't forget to like, subscribe, or follow this podcast!

Freelance Heroism
Freelance Heroism Presents: Bard Company 22

Freelance Heroism

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 67:51


Lich Gate infiltrates the castle of the bugbear king in search of a dwarf. Email us your questions at: FreelanceHeroismPodcast@gmail.com Visit Freelance Heroism on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/freelanceheroism/ Find our gaming livestreams at https://www.twitch.tv/critribbit We have a Patreon! Any support you can provide goes toward us giving you a better podcast listening experience: https://www.patreon.com/Freelance_heroism Check out Deece's webcomic with our (mis)adventures! http://www.1d4rounds.com/ You can check out our web page here: http://www.freelanceheroism.libsyn.com/ We also have a Twitter: https://twitter.com/freelanheroism  

Sae Bae Cast
Gentle Tractor - History of Zeah, Bard, Shopscape Rework, Community Involvement | Sae Bae Cast 51

Sae Bae Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 283:06


Gentle Tractor is a passionate Runescape veteran with a fondness for quests and exploration. His suggestions on r/2007Scape have been highly acclaimed by the OSRS community since Zeah's inception. Check out all of GT's posts here: https://t.co/6rRHq3CdqgFollow GT on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/GentleTractorSupport the Sae Bae Cast with a $2 pledge by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/saybaybayFollow me:Twitch: https://twitch.tv/saybaybayTwitter: https://twitter.com/SaederRSYouTube: https://youtube.com/c/saybaybay Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sub FM Archives
Gunfinger Radio with DJs Calico and Bard House and Breaks Special - 02 Oct 2021

Sub FM Archives

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 120:39


Gunfinger Radio with DJs Calico and Bard House and Breaks Special - 02 Oct 2021 by Sub FM

A Fool's Quest
S4-Ep19: Into The Dreamlands

A Fool's Quest

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 59:43


For not fulfilling their required tasks from Selune, the heroes find themselves cast into the Dreamlands; also known as the realm of the Old Ones. They do their best to escape the mysterious place and get back to Euphrai in this Microphones and Monsters crossover episode DM'd by Adam Culbertson. The villains have the stage set and the plan in place to take out the S.H.R.I.M.P. Brigade. Let's see just how well this plan goes.Find us: www.afoolsquest.com Support us on Patreon and get additional content: www.patreon.com/afoolsquest Cast: Malphaedor Bromroyo - voiced by Mike ColeMc Nastly - voiced by Wes "William" WhitmanThadeus Trebilcock - voiced by Chris JohnsonFrancis the Lion - voiced by Tony KinneyAyda - voiced by Jess OwenHesh Von Eggars - voiced by Shamas RodriguezDM - Nico RodriguezGuest DM - Adam CulbertsonMicrophones and Monsterswww.micsandmonsters.comIf you would like to follow along with our map, you can find it on our social media pages: www.Facebook.com/afoolsquest / www.Twitter.com/afoolsquest / www.Instagram.com/afoolsquestpodcastMusic: Music Provided in part by Midnight Syndicate. www.MidnightSyndicate.comAdditional music provided by Algal the Bard. www.youtube.com/user/alvariu

Perception Check Podcast
3.13 - Stay Frosty

Perception Check Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 42:21


The CoL exterminated the bug problem in Candy Cane Forest (Just a Town). But a deep dark cavern below is calling. In this episode: Sorrow floats into the unknown, Erebus gets greedy, Garryle tries to do the right thing and Bard is afraid of cursing. Check out our website at: Perceptionpod.com   More the cast of Perception Check Podcast: Bedtime Bartender (YouTube) Music by: Myuu  (https://thedarkpiano.com/) - Walking Into Darkness, Obsessions, Untold Secrets On The Origin Of Species by Savfk | https://www.youtube.com/savfkmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Normies Like Us
Episode 174: The Hobbit | The Desolation of Smaug | Normies Like Us Podcast

Normies Like Us

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 67:37


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug- Beware the greedy Dragon laying in the Kingdom beneath the Mountain, Normies, for today we face down Smaug!!! Your Normies Like Us hosts are getting ready to RING in the New Year by tackling all of the J.R.R. Tolkein works with the months long celebration “Lords of November and an Unexpected December!” with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. So grab The One Ring and follow along as we travel from the Normies Like Us Shire and head all the way to Mordor while talking Hobbits, Elves, and Dwarves. My teeth are swords! My claws are spears! My wings are Podcasts! Insta @NormiesLikeUs https://www.instagram.com/normieslikeus/ @jacob https://www.instagram.com/jacob/ @JoeHasInsta https://www.instagram.com/joehasinsta/ @MikeHasInsta https://www.instagram.com/mikehasinsta/

A Fool's Quest
S4-Ep18: Celestial Technicalities

A Fool's Quest

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 58:12


The heroes make their way along the magic bridge that connects all the Shards of Isan to the main isle of Mount Obyx. After defeating the sickly golem, the villains execute plan “Ghost Mech” and initiate the destruction of the S.H.R.I.M.P. Brigade.Find us: www.afoolsquest.com Support us on Patreon and get additional content: www.patreon.com/afoolsquest Cast: Malphaedor Bromroyo - voiced by Mike ColeMc Nastly - voiced by Wes "William" WhitmanThadeus Trebilcock - voiced by Chris JohnsonFrancis the Lion - voiced by Tony KinneyAyda - voiced by Jess OwenHesh Von Eggars - voiced by Shamas RodriguezDM - Nico RodriguezIf you would like to follow along with our map, you can find it on our social media pages: www.Facebook.com/afoolsquest / www.Twitter.com/afoolsquest / www.Instagram.com/afoolsquestpodcastMusic: Music Provided in part by Midnight Syndicate. www.MidnightSyndicate.comAdditional music provided by Algal the Bard. www.youtube.com/user/alvariuAdditional Music.Happy originally performed by Pharrell Williams

Seasons of Skyrend
Bk. 04 Ch. 23 - The Counting Room

Seasons of Skyrend

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 78:23


Bk. 04 Ch. 23 Finally, after fighting their way through guards, traps, and anti-magic, the party comes face to face with Lynn Jarvis. The real Lynn Jarvis. From within his cage, he controls the city of Caravel. The wealth of the city lies behind him, and the forces of The Bard's Rebellion stand before him. Still, he remains calm and confident. Though just one man, he can still strike fear into a city.   Music: twitter.com/DarylBarnes_ Art: twitter.com/gabi_desu Patreon: patreon.com/skyrendpodcast Discord: discord.com/invite/yEbuAVU Baby Bestiary: twitter.com/metalweavegames

Rough Magic
Under This Light - “It Is Just You in a Bed, Not Able to Speak” with Malika Oyetimein

Rough Magic

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 55:10


In which she reveals how she found her voice as a disabled Black woman in the theatre industry, calls us out for our ignorance towards disabled artists, face our intimidation with The Bard, and visit an island of ourselves.

Monkey Off My Backlog
Ep. 78 - The Straight Story, One Tree Hill, The Haunting of Hill House, The Outer Worlds w/Jarret

Monkey Off My Backlog

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 63:40


This week, we're joined by new friend of the pod, Jaret, for an episode of #monkeyfails, which is what happens when you intend to take one thing off your backlog but end up taking off something else. Jarret talks David Lynch's The Straight Story, Sam goes old-school teen soap with One Tree Hill, Andy and his dog Bard watch The Haunting of Hill House, and Tessa plays The Outer Worlds. 1:47 - The Straight Story 18:41 - Jarret on pop culture and listmaking 21:00 - One Tree Hill 39:51 - The Haunting of Hill House 50:47 - The Outer Worlds

Good. Better. Quest.
Season 3, Episode 7 - The Bard Cast What? (Bachelors In Dungeoneering Campaign)

Good. Better. Quest.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 66:21


Welcome back adventurer! Team Naz'Karr explores deeper into the Upper Dark, but things seem amiss the further they go. Stories aren't adding up, and old flames seem certain to reappear. But what is the elder one? Is the usurper an old friend? Find out, on this episode of Good. Better. Quest! Dungeon Master: David Hallman Players: Cate Huff, Doug Holley, Nolan Lacy Editing: Nolan Lacy & David Hallman Intro: A Prelude of Space by My Instant Lunch Additional Music: Kevin MacLeod and tabletopaudio.com Good. Better. Quest. is a production of Final Plank Media. ©2021 by Final Plank

Album ReBrews
Ep 33: Finally Out Of P.E. - Brie Larson (ft Jacob Pierce)

Album ReBrews

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 90:38


Yep, you read that right. Did you know Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson had a brief stint as a pop artist back in 2005? We're diving in with friend of the pod Jacob Pierce, who is also The Bard from real-play DnD podcast Guard The Bard. We'll talk about how much gym class sucks, fawn over Wayne Brady, and dive into the highly-popular Barbie animated film series. This one is a HOOT and gets especially silly near the end as we have a couple of Seagram's Escapes wine coolers. Listen to Guard The Bard here.Stream Finally Out Of P.E. by Brie Larson here. (Seriously, there are some bangers)Thank you to Cameron Bopp for editing our show and writing our theme song!You can find Album ReBrews on Instagram here and Twitter here. (@albumrebrews)TW/CW: Explicit language, alcohol use and references, mentions of depression.  Fair Use Disclaimer: Under section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, education, and research.Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statutes that might otherwise be infringing.Logo Attribution: Thank you to Vecteezy for providing free vectors used as part of our podcast art. 

A Fool's Quest
S4-Ep17: Ayda's Fun Day

A Fool's Quest

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 62:04


The heroes make it to Nortuga's Reef where Malphaedor comes face to face with a cleric of Greyhawk, MC Nastly goes shopping, and Sir Thadeus tries to research MC Nastly's new blade. The villains get the 111st birthday party started with a money heist, a mech suit, and a montage.Find us: www.afoolsquest.com Support us on Patreon and get additional content: www.patreon.com/afoolsquest Cast: Malphaedor Bromroyo - voiced by Mike ColeMc Nastly - voiced by Wes "William" WhitmanThadeus Trebilcock - voiced by Chris JohnsonFrancis the Lion - voiced by Tony KinneyAyda - voiced by Jess OwenHesh Von Eggars - voiced by Shamas RodriguezDM - Nico RodriguezIf you would like to follow along with our map, you can find it on our social media pages: www.Facebook.com/afoolsquest / www.Twitter.com/afoolsquest / www.Instagram.com/afoolsquestpodcastMusic: Music Provided in part by Midnight Syndicate. www.MidnightSyndicate.comAdditional music provided by Algal the Bard. www.youtube.com/user/alvariu

Funk Factory Radio
Episode 341: Funk Factory Radio Ep. 341 (The Emily Bard Trapstar Throwback Mix)

Funk Factory Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 78:44


Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 15, 2021 is: wormhole • WERM-hohl • noun A wormhole is a hypothetical structure of space-time that is envisioned as a long, thin tunnel connecting points that are separated in (well) space and time. // Some science fiction writers speculate that wormholes are the intergalactic highways of the future. See the entry > Examples: "Imagine space as a vast sheet of paper. You live at one end and you want to travel to the other end. Ordinarily you'd have to trudge across the entire length of the page to get there. But what if you folded the paper in half instead? Suddenly, where you are and where you want to be are right next to each other. You simply have to jump that tiny gap. We call these objects wormholes because it is like a worm trying to navigate its way around an apple. To get from the top to the bottom it has two choices: Crawl around the outside, or chew a shortcut through the middle." — Colin Stuart, Space.com, 13 July 2021 Did you know? If you associate wormhole with quantum physics and sci-fi, you'll probably be surprised to learn that the word has been around since William Shakespeare's day. To Shakespeare, a "wormhole" was simply a hole made by a worm, but even the Bard subtly linked wormholes to the passage of time; for example, in the poem The Rape of Lucrece, he notes time's destructive power "to fill with worm-holes stately monuments." To modern astrophysicists, a wormhole isn't a tunnel wrought by a slimy invertebrate, but a theoretical tunnel between two black holes or other points in space-time, providing a shortcut between its end points.

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 15, 2021 is: wormhole • WERM-hohl • noun A wormhole is a hypothetical structure of space-time that is envisioned as a long thin tunnel connecting points that are separated in (well) space and time. // Some science fiction writers speculate that wormholes are the intergalactic highways of the future. See the entry > Examples: "Imagine space as a vast sheet of paper. You live at one end and you want to travel to the other end. Ordinarily you'd have to trudge across the entire length of the page to get there. But what if you folded the paper in half instead? Suddenly, where you are and where you want to be are right next to each other. You simply have to jump that tiny gap. We call these objects wormholes because it is like a worm trying to navigate its way around an apple. To get from the top to the bottom it has two choices: Crawl around the outside, or chew a shortcut through the middle." — Colin Stuart, Space.com, 13 July 2021 Did you know? If you associate wormhole with quantum physics and sci-fi, you'll probably be surprised to learn that the word has been around since William Shakespeare's day. To Shakespeare, a "wormhole" was simply a hole made by a worm, but even the Bard subtly linked wormholes to the passage of time; for example, in the poem The Rape of Lucrece, he notes time's destructive power "to fill with worm-holes stately monuments." To modern astrophysicists, a wormhole isn't a tunnel wrought by a slimy invertebrate, but a theoretical tunnel between two black holes or other points in space-time, providing a shortcut between its end points.