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Wicked Within
Episode 49 - In Infamous Hinterkaifeck Farm Murders

Wicked Within

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 45:44


Hinterkaifeck was a small farm nestled between the towns of Ingolstadt and Schrobenhausen in Bavaria, Germany. The farm was originally built in 1863, and in the 1920s, it was home to a multigenerational family. Andreas Gruber, the patriarch of the family, was 64 years old in 1922 and his wife, Cazilia, was 72. They lived with their widowed daughter, 35 year old Viktoria, and her two young children, 7 year old Cazilia, who the family called Ceely and 2 year old Josef. The family also had a live-in maid, though their old maid had quit about 6 months previously, and a new maid, named Maria, had just taken her place. Unfortunately, this family and their new maid would be the victims of one of the most infamous murders in true crime history. Sources: Case 124: Hinterkaifeck from Casefiles11 Disturbing Facts About The Unsolved Hinterkaifeck Murders from RankerThe Mystery of Germany's Hinterkaifeck Farmhouse Murders from Historic MysteriesKarl Gabriel from Find a GraveThe Chilling Story of the Hinterkaifeck Killings, Germany's Most Famous Unsolved Crime from Mental FlossThe Unsolved Murders at The Hinterkaifeck Farm from Medium

Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan
546 - Stanley Krippner at 90

Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 87:36


I've known Stanley Krippner since the mid-1990s, when he invited me to join him on a three week trip to Brazil. He's a world-famous researcher and author who has has hung out with everyone from Timothy Leary to Alan Watts to the Grateful Dead. He and I have traveled together to all over the planet, from a shamanism conference in Bavaria to a Psychoneuroimmunology conference in Buenos Aires to an adventure in search of the desert spirits in Morocco. We entered the “Sistine Chapel of Prehistoric Art” together at Lascaux, France and visited religious scholars in Kerala, India. I'm leaving out A LOT. He's been a close friend for 25 years, and was one of the first (and most frequent) guests on the podcast. Here are links to previous episodes: 5, 24, 82, 169, 211 (with Wim Hof), and 263. He celebrated his 90th birthday yesterday. This conversation was recorded (with Anya Kaats) recently. As you'll hear, he's sharp as ever and full of wisdom and humor.Intro music “Brightside of the Sun,” by Basin and Range. “A Memory from a Past Life Keeps Calling Me Back,” by The KLF; Outro: “Homens,” by Manu Chao.And now for something extra, just for Substack subscribers, Stan discussing gender and sexuality from an anthropological perspective: This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit chrisryan.substack.com/subscribe

Catholic Saints & Feasts
October 5: Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, Priest (U.S.A.)

Catholic Saints & Feasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 6:26


October 5: Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, Priest (U.S.A.)1819–1867Optional Memorial; Liturgical Color: WhiteInvoked against cancerA good man becomes a great priest serving immigrants in the young United StatesShip after ship, riding low in the water with the weight of thousands of European immigrants, docked in the harbors of the great coastal cities of the United States in the nineteenth century. Transatlantic ship passage was by then routine and relatively safe. These immigrants traveled to America's open prairies and virgin forests to carve out farms, charter towns, and establish schools where none had ever existed before. These daring men and women came to build new lives, lives often of deep faith. So priests and nuns came with them, planting the seeds of an ancient religion into fresh soil.Today's Blessed was one of those immigrants. Francis Seelos was born into a large family in Bavaria, a land thick with medieval castles, crusader tombs, and timeless traditions. Francis left that rich culture for a new life on the American frontier. He exhausted himself riding horseback, walking, and traveling by ferries and trains up and down and across the wide flowing rivers and narrow dirt roads of the young United States, serving new citizens but age-old Catholics.Blessed Francis felt the call to the Priesthood from a young age. He had the support of his family and local clergy and duly studiedphilosophy and theology from some distinguished professors in his native land. One of his Benedictine teachers was the pioneer who later brought the Benedictine Order to America. By accidents of history, the Redemptorist Order, though founded in Italy by an Italian, had become more prominent in Germany. Francis met Redemptorist priests during his education and became intrigued with their work among the immigrants who had emptied out swathes of Germany to go to America. So Francis joined the Redemptorists with the specific intention of serving the many priest-less German Catholics across the ocean.It was not easy for Francis to leave his close-knit family. Only his father knew his secret plan. Only his father knew that Francis' departure for the seminary would be the last time he would ever leave home. Francis embraced his mother and siblings and said goodbye. He then came to his father, who, wordless, tearfully gestured with his finger toward the sky. Son and father knew. They would meet again in heaven. Francis never saw his family again.Francis arrived in New York in 1843 and was ordained a priest in 1844 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was first assigned to a parish in Pittsburg, and then was assigned to serve alongside Saint John Neumann, a fellow Redemptorist. They carried out ordinary parish duties and gave parish missions. Father Francis quickly gained a reputation as holy, always available, amiable, and wise. Like Neumann, he became well known as a sage confessor who exercised this ministry of mercy in multiple languages.Father Francis' apostolic zeal, prudence, kindness, and doctrinal integrity thrust him into positions of leadership in his order. He was so skilled a priest, and so admired for his virtue, that he was proposed to be the Bishop of Pittsburgh. Francis only narrowly avoided this exalted burden by personally writing to Pope Pius IX arguing for his own inadequacy. After years of priestly service in America's eastern portion, Francis became an itinerant German and English preacher in the nation's middle, crisscrossing Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Missouri.In 1866 Father Francis was assigned to New Orleans, where he continued his tireless, uncomplaining priestly service, and where his prayers were considered unusually efficacious. But in New Orleanshis service came to an end. He contracted yellow fever while visiting some of its victims. He died at 48 years old, but not before at least one miracle of healing was attributed to his intercession while he lay dying. His cause was opened in 1900, and Francis Seelos was beatified in 2000 by Pope Saint John Paul II. This priest par excellence stands shoulder to shoulder with Saints Marianne Cope, Damian de Veuster, John Neumann, Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini, and thousands of non-saint clergy and nuns, all nineteenth-century European immigrant missionaries to America. They each left things comfortable and known for their opposites. They each made immense personal sacrifices to pass on the faith, to give a new church new heroes.Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, your zeal, intelligence, and innate goodness was plain for all to see. You were an ideal priest loved by all you encountered. Through your intercession, help all missionaries to persevere in their difficult vocations in unfamiliar lands.

Euromaxx
A day as a waiter at Munich's Oktoberfest

Euromaxx

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 5:20


A typical Oktoberfest beer mug weighs more than two kilos - and good waiters at the Munich Oktoberfest can carry ten at a time. Will DW's Australian reporter Brant Dennis make it as a waiter at the "Wiesn"?

Steamy Stories
An Oktoberfest Encounter In South Germany

Steamy Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022


LOVELY ENCOUNTER IN Bavaria . by Stonemarten - listen to the Podcast at Steamy Stories.Beautiful German Girl at the Munich October-fest.One of my favorite things in the World is beautiful women dressed in their dirndls, which is the traditional, female dress of Bavaria and Austria. The women look amazing in their dirndls with pushed-up breasts showing ample cleavage, whereas guys in lederhosen look a bit silly really, sorry lads.Anyway, on with the story. Even though I was on my own at the festival, people are generally very friendly and merry at Oktoberfest, so it's not too hard to join in with folk from all nationalities. I was with a group of lads from Australia, the States and some fellow Brits all trying to chat-up the incredibly beautiful German women, all looking fabulous in their dresses. They really seemed to enjoy the attention of the guys, smiling and laughing at our terrible jokes, but I guess a few liters of festival strength beer might have fueled that positive interaction.At one stage in the evening, I spotted a lovely, slender, blue-eyed girl with long, straight brown hair standing alone in a corner. She was wearing a fine quality dirndl of a burgundy satin skirt and a sage-green, laced bodice pushing-up pert little tanned breasts. She looked so pretty, but sadly she seemed to be crying. Like many guys, I have a soft spot and protective feeling for girls who are crying, so I approached her gently, excusing myself and asking in a sensitive tone if she needed any help. She had ceased crying and gave me a weak smile, so I invited her to join our group, which I was sure would cheer her up, as we were on very good form.The young woman's name was Lilly and it was great luck finding her for she turned-out to be delightful company. Lilly was a student at the University of Heidelberg and had come to Oktoberfest with a friend, who had sadly abandoned her for a boy, leaving her alone and naturally unhappy. I was determined to look after her and keep her entertained so she would forget her troubles.The drink was flowing freely and so was the fun, as folk started to stand on tables in the beer hall sinking steins of beer straight down-in-one to the cheers of the crowd. At the encouragement of my companions and after having boasted of drinking a “yard” of beer at home, I too climbed onto our table and to the bellow of the crowd proceeded to down a liter of beer, turning the stein upside down over my head as proof it was empty. Feeling very manly and proud of myself, I gave an enthusiastic Lilly a hug and a kiss on the lips. Lilly may have been slight, but she was made of strong stuff, as she too climbed onto the table with her stein and to our surprise and to a huge roar from the crowd, proceeded to sink her beer in such a smooth and efficient manner that this would have impressed even a fat builder down the pub. I kind of fell in love with Lilly at that moment, as any girl that can do that will always have a special place in my heart. Soon Lilly and I were kissing and cuddling, somewhat rudely for public consumption since we were both very drunk. I put my strong arms around her and she held onto me tightly as we walked back to the little flat that I had rented. I bought a couple of flowers from a stall to put in her hair, which made her look so cute and as pretty as a picture. When we had entered the cozy, warm flat, we proceeded to the sofa, snogging passionately. We were both kissing and stroking each other's adoring faces, my hands then fondling the lovely round globes that had been teasing me all evening from above her tight-laced dress. Soon my other hand had worked up under her skirt and was rubbing her moistening slit through silky panties. Lilly began to moan and reached to stroke my swelling cock trapped uncomfortably in my trousers. I moved my head down to Lilly's pert boobs, releasing them gently from her dirndl and sucking on them with my mouth wide open, my tongue flicking her stiff little nipples. Pulling panties aside allowed my fingers to stroke her pussy lips, rubbing rapidly to and fro over her engorged clit, causing Lilly to arch her back and groan as she approached her first orgasm. Within a minute or so, this gorgeous girl was writhing and spasming as she came on my probing fingers. We both undressed, admiring each other's firm bodies as we did so. Lilly slid her hands down my muscular frame and dropped onto her knees to envelop the head of my stiff cock into her mouth, whilst stroking up and down the thick shaft. My knees almost buckled at the pleasure of it and I stroked her face lovingly, as she looked up at me with wide, lustful eyes. I could not hold back for long and so with balls rising and pressure building to bursting point, I spurted my seed into Lilly's mouth, onto her pretty face and then my last drops of pearly spunk sprinkling onto small, tanned boobs. This longed for release had me groaning manfully and gently cupping Lilly's approving face. Lilly went to the bathroom and I lay down to recover my strength. When the lovely, slender girl returned, she laid back on the soft couch and opened her legs to allow easy access for my tongue to her very wet pussy. Lapping at her lips and darting my tongue over her love-bud soon had her mewling like a cat and clutching my head between her thighs. Probing in and out her with my tongue like a little wet cock, whilst flicking her sensitive clit lightly from side to side with my thumb, soon had her twisting and turning in a second huge orgasm. Laying back with my big cock pointing obscenely into the air was all the invitation Lilly needed to hop on board. Facing me, she eased down slowly, impaling her tight pussy onto my prick, moaning as she did so. Her mouth gaped in ecstasy as she bobbed up and down, my hands holding her soft bottom and I could hardly take my eyes from her lovely boobs jiggling away. Picking Lilly up and standing, I continued to pump, much to her delight, as I turned around to place her on her back, thighs wide apart, so I could continue to thrust deeply in the missionary position. I loved seeing the pleasure on her face and hearing her high-pitched yelps as I ploughed into this beautiful little creature. The pace of our lovemaking became faster and faster and more desperate at the coming explosion. Bodies slammed against one another, balls smacking against swollen lips making wet slapping sounds as we screwed like beasts. There was no holding back and with a great cry, suddenly it came, spunk splashing out in hot white streams coating the insides of a grasping and welcoming pussy which itself was contracting rhythmically in orgasm. Lying next to each other, we kissed and cuddled, then slowly drifted off to sleep. Later in the morning, we ate bread rolls for breakfast and then went back to bed for we both had terrible hangovers from a day and night of partying. It was a sad feeling when Lilly finally left that day to re-join her disloyal friend for the journey back to Heidelberg, as our fun and erotic acquaintance might have been short, but that beautiful girl had surely become one of the great lovers in my life.The mountains of Bavaria are one of my favorite places, great for walking and watching nature, which are my main hobbies. A few years ago I drove across Europe in my Jeep to stay at an Alpine chalet with the aim of finding some Edelweiss flowers and watching Chamois, which are rare mountain goats. Both of these species live high on the tops which meant strenuous climbing up into the snow zone. It's such good exercise that German Alpine troops are encouraged to scale the mountains to find Edelweiss as proof of their fitness and courage. They used to pick them for their lapels, but today these are actually quite rare flowers and now a protected species. As I was in Bavaria in September time, I also booked accommodation in Munich in order to attend the famous Oktoberfest; yes, I know, it actually takes place in September, rather than October for some odd reason. If you have never been to the Oktoberfest, I would strongly recommend it at least once in a lifetime, as it's an amazing party. If you don't like crowds then it might not be for you, but if you enjoy quaffing large steins of beer, scoffing bratwurst and watching the colorful spectacle of folk dressed-up traditional costumes, you would love it.by Stonemarten, for Literotica

Steamy Stories Podcast
An Oktoberfest Encounter In South Germany

Steamy Stories Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022


LOVELY ENCOUNTER IN Bavaria . by Stonemarten - listen to the Podcast at Steamy Stories.Beautiful German Girl at the Munich October-fest.One of my favorite things in the World is beautiful women dressed in their dirndls, which is the traditional, female dress of Bavaria and Austria. The women look amazing in their dirndls with pushed-up breasts showing ample cleavage, whereas guys in lederhosen look a bit silly really, sorry lads.Anyway, on with the story. Even though I was on my own at the festival, people are generally very friendly and merry at Oktoberfest, so it's not too hard to join in with folk from all nationalities. I was with a group of lads from Australia, the States and some fellow Brits all trying to chat-up the incredibly beautiful German women, all looking fabulous in their dresses. They really seemed to enjoy the attention of the guys, smiling and laughing at our terrible jokes, but I guess a few liters of festival strength beer might have fueled that positive interaction.At one stage in the evening, I spotted a lovely, slender, blue-eyed girl with long, straight brown hair standing alone in a corner. She was wearing a fine quality dirndl of a burgundy satin skirt and a sage-green, laced bodice pushing-up pert little tanned breasts. She looked so pretty, but sadly she seemed to be crying. Like many guys, I have a soft spot and protective feeling for girls who are crying, so I approached her gently, excusing myself and asking in a sensitive tone if she needed any help. She had ceased crying and gave me a weak smile, so I invited her to join our group, which I was sure would cheer her up, as we were on very good form.The young woman's name was Lilly and it was great luck finding her for she turned-out to be delightful company. Lilly was a student at the University of Heidelberg and had come to Oktoberfest with a friend, who had sadly abandoned her for a boy, leaving her alone and naturally unhappy. I was determined to look after her and keep her entertained so she would forget her troubles.The drink was flowing freely and so was the fun, as folk started to stand on tables in the beer hall sinking steins of beer straight down-in-one to the cheers of the crowd. At the encouragement of my companions and after having boasted of drinking a “yard” of beer at home, I too climbed onto our table and to the bellow of the crowd proceeded to down a liter of beer, turning the stein upside down over my head as proof it was empty. Feeling very manly and proud of myself, I gave an enthusiastic Lilly a hug and a kiss on the lips. Lilly may have been slight, but she was made of strong stuff, as she too climbed onto the table with her stein and to our surprise and to a huge roar from the crowd, proceeded to sink her beer in such a smooth and efficient manner that this would have impressed even a fat builder down the pub. I kind of fell in love with Lilly at that moment, as any girl that can do that will always have a special place in my heart. Soon Lilly and I were kissing and cuddling, somewhat rudely for public consumption since we were both very drunk. I put my strong arms around her and she held onto me tightly as we walked back to the little flat that I had rented. I bought a couple of flowers from a stall to put in her hair, which made her look so cute and as pretty as a picture. When we had entered the cozy, warm flat, we proceeded to the sofa, snogging passionately. We were both kissing and stroking each other's adoring faces, my hands then fondling the lovely round globes that had been teasing me all evening from above her tight-laced dress. Soon my other hand had worked up under her skirt and was rubbing her moistening slit through silky panties. Lilly began to moan and reached to stroke my swelling cock trapped uncomfortably in my trousers. I moved my head down to Lilly's pert boobs, releasing them gently from her dirndl and sucking on them with my mouth wide open, my tongue flicking her stiff little nipples. Pulling panties aside allowed my fingers to stroke her pussy lips, rubbing rapidly to and fro over her engorged clit, causing Lilly to arch her back and groan as she approached her first orgasm. Within a minute or so, this gorgeous girl was writhing and spasming as she came on my probing fingers. We both undressed, admiring each other's firm bodies as we did so. Lilly slid her hands down my muscular frame and dropped onto her knees to envelop the head of my stiff cock into her mouth, whilst stroking up and down the thick shaft. My knees almost buckled at the pleasure of it and I stroked her face lovingly, as she looked up at me with wide, lustful eyes. I could not hold back for long and so with balls rising and pressure building to bursting point, I spurted my seed into Lilly's mouth, onto her pretty face and then my last drops of pearly spunk sprinkling onto small, tanned boobs. This longed for release had me groaning manfully and gently cupping Lilly's approving face. Lilly went to the bathroom and I lay down to recover my strength. When the lovely, slender girl returned, she laid back on the soft couch and opened her legs to allow easy access for my tongue to her very wet pussy. Lapping at her lips and darting my tongue over her love-bud soon had her mewling like a cat and clutching my head between her thighs. Probing in and out her with my tongue like a little wet cock, whilst flicking her sensitive clit lightly from side to side with my thumb, soon had her twisting and turning in a second huge orgasm. Laying back with my big cock pointing obscenely into the air was all the invitation Lilly needed to hop on board. Facing me, she eased down slowly, impaling her tight pussy onto my prick, moaning as she did so. Her mouth gaped in ecstasy as she bobbed up and down, my hands holding her soft bottom and I could hardly take my eyes from her lovely boobs jiggling away. Picking Lilly up and standing, I continued to pump, much to her delight, as I turned around to place her on her back, thighs wide apart, so I could continue to thrust deeply in the missionary position. I loved seeing the pleasure on her face and hearing her high-pitched yelps as I ploughed into this beautiful little creature. The pace of our lovemaking became faster and faster and more desperate at the coming explosion. Bodies slammed against one another, balls smacking against swollen lips making wet slapping sounds as we screwed like beasts. There was no holding back and with a great cry, suddenly it came, spunk splashing out in hot white streams coating the insides of a grasping and welcoming pussy which itself was contracting rhythmically in orgasm. Lying next to each other, we kissed and cuddled, then slowly drifted off to sleep. Later in the morning, we ate bread rolls for breakfast and then went back to bed for we both had terrible hangovers from a day and night of partying. It was a sad feeling when Lilly finally left that day to re-join her disloyal friend for the journey back to Heidelberg, as our fun and erotic acquaintance might have been short, but that beautiful girl had surely become one of the great lovers in my life.The mountains of Bavaria are one of my favorite places, great for walking and watching nature, which are my main hobbies. A few years ago I drove across Europe in my Jeep to stay at an Alpine chalet with the aim of finding some Edelweiss flowers and watching Chamois, which are rare mountain goats. Both of these species live high on the tops which meant strenuous climbing up into the snow zone. It's such good exercise that German Alpine troops are encouraged to scale the mountains to find Edelweiss as proof of their fitness and courage. They used to pick them for their lapels, but today these are actually quite rare flowers and now a protected species. As I was in Bavaria in September time, I also booked accommodation in Munich in order to attend the famous Oktoberfest; yes, I know, it actually takes place in September, rather than October for some odd reason. If you have never been to the Oktoberfest, I would strongly recommend it at least once in a lifetime, as it's an amazing party. If you don't like crowds then it might not be for you, but if you enjoy quaffing large steins of beer, scoffing bratwurst and watching the colorful spectacle of folk dressed-up traditional costumes, you would love it.by Stonemarten, for Literotica

I Want To Believe: Season 2
S5 Death and Exorcism | Halloween Special 2022

I Want To Believe: Season 2

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 37:28


I Want to Believe the Podcast – S5 2022 Halloween Special – Death and Exorcism Open: Exorcism of Emily Rose Trailer | Closing song: Eyes Without A Face by Billy Idol Clips throughout episode: Buzzfeed Unsolved Welcome to the I Want to Believe podcast and our Halloween special for 2022! A familiar voice is back with us for the spooky season, friend to the show, Valerie Lofaso. The Exorcism of Emily Rose was a 2005 horror movie about a young woman who had become possessed by several demons. The movie was based on true events… in this episode, we'll be sharing those events with you. Anneliese Michel, the woman that Emily Rose was based on, grew up devoutly Catholic in Bavaria, West Germany in the 1960s. When she was 16, one day at school she blacked out and was seen walking around in dazed state and unresponsive to those who approached her. Though Anneliese did not remember what happened, friends and family told her of the trance-like state she had been in. Little did they know, this was only the beginning. After numerous exorcisms of Anneliese ended in tragedy, her parents and priests involved were charged with her death. Was it temporal lobe epilepsy and Geschwind syndrome as the prosecution presented? Or was it actual demonic possession, which the defense argued? Listen to the episode for the whole story and decide for yourself. - My latest spooktacular book, We Only Come Out at Night, is available for purchase. This book is a collection of short horror stories and is a great companion piece for your Halloween festivities. You can get it at: SlevikStore.Company.Site or at the Green Hand Bookshop in Portland, Maine. Valerie's Tangled Web of Friends book series can be found on all online booksellers: B&N | Amazon | Bookshop.org | Goodreads Lastly, my documentary, Otherworldly Amor has a new home. It is streaming exclusively on ParaFlixx Paranormal+ this is a subscription service much like Netflix and offers monthly or yearly subscriptions. Once subscribed, you have access to not only Otherworldly Amor but hundreds of other paranormal shows, documentaries and even horror movies. Another great tool for harnessing your Halloween hellscapes. By using the code OTHERWORLDLYAMOR10 at checkout, you can get 10% off your first 3 months. Sources: All That's Interesting | NCBI | Diabolical Confusions --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/207believe/support

Crimes, Conspiracies and Beyond
The Illuminati and the Black Eye Club

Crimes, Conspiracies and Beyond

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 49:58


The #Illuminati is a name given to several groups, both real and fictitious. Historically, the name refers to the Bavarian Illuminati, an Enlightenment-era secret society founded on May 1st, 1776 in Bavaria. #TheBlackEyeClub features a list of high-profile celebrities who might be part of the #shapeshifter society, with the black eye as an initiation process, where the soul is sucked out through the eye and replaced by an evil spirit. Plus, the anatomy of a bad #politicalpost on #Facebook.

ONEST Podcast
Thriving Kids Parenting

ONEST Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 7:49


Kong Academy is created by its two visionaries - Elke Robshaw & Curt JordanCurt Jordan • Chief Visionary Officer Curt grew up in Michigan and has been passionate about teaching kids since he went to Middle School. He has been equally passionate about climbing on stuff and practicing his monkey skills. After moving to Seattle in 2008, he found the perfect combination of his two passions: he started teaching Parkour to kids. In 2016, Curt founded Kong Academy to empower kids and support them on their journey into adulthood. Kong Academy teaches social and emotional skills in a relevant and meaningful way to kids through the language they all speak: play and movement. In order to complete the circle of support, Curt developed Thriving Kids Parenting, a proven roadmap to becoming the best parent and creating a calm, joyful and enjoyable family life.  It gives parents the tools to prepare their kids for the future. So they have the skills to thrive and are ready to make this world a better place.Elke Robshaw • Chief Play Officer Elke grew up in a tiny village in Bavaria. When she was 8, she wanted to start a circus group. 35 years later, she met Curt at a Parkour gym in Seattle and was so impressed by his mission and his extraordinary skill at working with kids that she joined him as a co-founder of Kong Academy.At 18, she joined the police force as one of the first female officers in Bavaria. After 5 years she realized that this was not something she wanted to do for the rest of her life. Instead, she followed her dream and started traveling around the world. After living in Ecuador, England, and France, she moved to Seattle with her two young boys. Elke sees the impact of the Kong Academy program every day in the interactions with her kids. There was a time when she felt she was failing as a mom and was really worried about the impact her lack of skills would have on her kids. She now enjoys every minute she gets to spend with her family and wants to share this joy with the world.Follow @kongacademy across social mediaWatch Thriving Kids Parenting for FREE:https://www.onestnetwork.com/zen/e5-kongacademyConnect with ONEST across social media:www.onestbusiness.com/social

SA Today with Jennie Lenman
1624: The Joy of Sailing & an Inaugural Women's Event

SA Today with Jennie Lenman

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 8:09


More than 100 competitive sailors will come together in the LeFevre Peninsula this October long weekend for the first-ever South Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta. Adelaide Hills-based vet Mary Ann Harvey will be skipper on a 40' Bavaria called 'School's Out'. The experienced and passionate Sydney-Hobart racer joins Jennie Lenman in this podcast to talk more about it. Inaugural South Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta October 1-3, 2022. Races start just after 11.00am. Offshore from SA Cruising Yacht Club, North Haven and on Port River, near Port Adelaide Sailing Club .

Creepy Kentucky
Picked Off One By One: Creepy World Presents the Hinterkaifeck Massacre

Creepy Kentucky

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 46:26


In honor of Quinn's 1000 days of doing German lessons on Duolingo, she wanted to talk about a topic set in Germany; after consideration, she chose the Hinterkaifeck Murders, which occurred on a lonely farm in Bavaria in 1922. The violence of the killings is matched only by the eerie strangeness of the circumstances in which they took place. Trigger warnings galore, because this was a vicious crime.

Two Girls One Crossword
140 - Join the Night Club

Two Girls One Crossword

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 65:22


Chelsea & Grace teach each other about dancing groups and secret societies. This episode will take you from Paris to Bavaria and in the end, you won't know what to believe. The ultimate question is: are they still kickin'? Talk to us! twitter: https://twitter.com/thegoodevegirls instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegoodeveninggirls/ tiktok: @thegoodevegirls Meet Me In Forks iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/meet-me-in-forks/id1536002186 Meet Me In Forks Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1bg7cusgycBhIFFguMf8k7

Waves Of Joy
What Happens At Oktoberfest In Germany...Goes Live On My Podcast

Waves Of Joy

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 17:39


Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder and you could find me holding alot of beer in Munich, Germany. Oktoberfest is something everyone must experience once in their life. It is a culturally beautiful, controlled, chaotic drunk fest that brings you to life. The festival originated in October 1810 in celebration of the marriage of the crown prince of Bavaria. The 5 large beer tents all represent something a bit different. Augustiner Festhalle is beer from wooden barrels, Armbrustschutzenzelt, Festzelt Tradition, Fischer-Vroni and Hacker-Festzelt is the Wiesn tent with the most romantic grand finale. Today I share with you how classy it is to dump beer out of your shoe, how cheap amazon prime is for outfits and what happens when you dance on tables.XX Shaunahttps://sculptedx3.co/Kettle&Fire Bone Broth 20% Off: https://glnk.io/48z9/sonographer-squatsTERP Nutrition:  https://www.terpnutrition.com/ Discount Code: SSQUATSTake What You Need & Leave What You Don'tPlease Always Reach Out: shauna@sculptedx3.comPrivate FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/318056949442898/?ref=shareBusiness IG: Sculptedx3Personal IG: Sonographer_Squats

Travel with Rick Steves
578a Walking Ljubljana; Munich and Bavaria; Wild Animals

Travel with Rick Steves

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 52:00 Very Popular


The co-author of Rick's Eastern Europe guidebook and a Ljubljana-based tour guide discuss the laid-back charms of Slovenia's capital. Then a tour guide from Munich shares tips for becoming a temporary Bavarian at Oktoberfest — which is back on after a two-year pandemic hiatus. And an adventure traveler explains why even the creepiest critters deserve a little respect. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

Daybreak
Daybreak for September 24, 2022

Daybreak

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 59:59


Saturday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time Saint of the Day: St. Rupert of Salzburg, 660-710; as bishop of Worms, he was asked to evangelize Bavaria; he converted Duke Theodo II, and built the abbey of St. Peter and the Nonnberg convent; converted pagan temples into Christian churches, and established the salt-mining industry, from which the city takes its name Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 9/24/22 Gospel: Luke 9:43-45

When Diplomacy Fails Podcast
30YearsWar #65: A Tour of the War [1637-38]

When Diplomacy Fails Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 34:39


The war which began in the Habsburg humiliation at Prague had arguably crystallized by the late 1630s, and thus begins perhaps my favourite period of the conflict! We now have battles raging in Northern Germany, where Johan Baner's Swedish-German force faced down Matthias Gallas' Imperials. Further towards the Rhine, Octavio Piccolomini watched the border near the Spanish-Dutch war, where Spain poured its resources into a never ending grinder of men and money. With Portugal and Catalonia showing worrying signs of disloyalty, what did the future hold for Spain as the anchor of the Habsburg alliance? Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III was just 29 when he assumed the throne. His 'gift' from his foes was to learn of the new Franco-Swedish alliance, signed in Hamburg in March 1638. Meanwhile, along the upper Rhine, the capture of Breisach gave the French a crossing on the German side of the river, and threatened the integrity of Bavaria. The flag of appeal was waved at Madrid, but the Spanish had little sympathy to spare for their Austrian cousins, being demoralised and defeated by the Dutch and French foes, the latter most devastatingly at sea, in 1639. All the little wars had certainly converged into one, and it's my pleasure to take you on a journey through its most incredible and fascinating sights! Thankssss for the support and thankss for listening in!Get 50% off your first month and a week's free trial when you sign up to Perlego with my link! Use the code WDF2022 and access an incredible catalogue of academic and library books - I'd be lost without Perlego, and I think you'll be really excited and impressed when you check them out. Their history collection has saved me $ and time!**DON'T FORGET TO FOLLOW THESE LINKS!**1) To support the podcast financially in return for some extra audio content, check out Patreon!2) To find a community of history friends, look at our Facebook page and group!3) To keep up to date with us, follow us on Twitter!4) Matchlock and the Embassy, our new historical fiction novel, is out NOW! Get it here Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

New Books in German Studies
Martin Kalb, "Environing Empire: Nature, Infrastructure and the Making of German Southwest Africa" (Berghahn, 2022)

New Books in German Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 54:04


German ambitions to transform Southwest Africa in the early part of the twentieth century were futile and resulted in the widespread death and suffering of indigenous populations. For years colonists wrestled ocean waters, desert landscapes, and widespread aridity as they tried to reach inland in their effort to turn outwardly barren lands into a profitable settler colony. In Environing Empire: Nature, Infrastructure and the Making of German Southwest Africa (Berghahn Books, 2022), Martin Kalb outlines the development of the colony up to World War I, deconstructing the common settler narrative, all to reveal the importance of natural forces and the Kaiserreich's everyday violence. Martin Kalb is an Associate Professor of History at Bridgewater College in Virginia. Eric Grube is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Boston College. He also received his PhD from Boston College in the summer of 2022. He studies modern German and Austrian history, with a special interest in right-wing paramilitary organizations across interwar Bavaria and Austria. "Casualties of War? Refining the Civilian-Military Dichotomy in World War I", Madison Historical Review, 2019 "Racist Limitations on Violence: The Nazi Occupation of Denmark", Essays in History, 2017. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/german-studies

New Books in African Studies
Martin Kalb, "Environing Empire: Nature, Infrastructure and the Making of German Southwest Africa" (Berghahn, 2022)

New Books in African Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 54:04


German ambitions to transform Southwest Africa in the early part of the twentieth century were futile and resulted in the widespread death and suffering of indigenous populations. For years colonists wrestled ocean waters, desert landscapes, and widespread aridity as they tried to reach inland in their effort to turn outwardly barren lands into a profitable settler colony. In Environing Empire: Nature, Infrastructure and the Making of German Southwest Africa (Berghahn Books, 2022), Martin Kalb outlines the development of the colony up to World War I, deconstructing the common settler narrative, all to reveal the importance of natural forces and the Kaiserreich's everyday violence. Martin Kalb is an Associate Professor of History at Bridgewater College in Virginia. Eric Grube is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Boston College. He also received his PhD from Boston College in the summer of 2022. He studies modern German and Austrian history, with a special interest in right-wing paramilitary organizations across interwar Bavaria and Austria. "Casualties of War? Refining the Civilian-Military Dichotomy in World War I", Madison Historical Review, 2019 "Racist Limitations on Violence: The Nazi Occupation of Denmark", Essays in History, 2017. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/african-studies

New Books Network
Martin Kalb, "Environing Empire: Nature, Infrastructure and the Making of German Southwest Africa" (Berghahn, 2022)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 54:04


German ambitions to transform Southwest Africa in the early part of the twentieth century were futile and resulted in the widespread death and suffering of indigenous populations. For years colonists wrestled ocean waters, desert landscapes, and widespread aridity as they tried to reach inland in their effort to turn outwardly barren lands into a profitable settler colony. In Environing Empire: Nature, Infrastructure and the Making of German Southwest Africa (Berghahn Books, 2022), Martin Kalb outlines the development of the colony up to World War I, deconstructing the common settler narrative, all to reveal the importance of natural forces and the Kaiserreich's everyday violence. Martin Kalb is an Associate Professor of History at Bridgewater College in Virginia. Eric Grube is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Boston College. He also received his PhD from Boston College in the summer of 2022. He studies modern German and Austrian history, with a special interest in right-wing paramilitary organizations across interwar Bavaria and Austria. "Casualties of War? Refining the Civilian-Military Dichotomy in World War I", Madison Historical Review, 2019 "Racist Limitations on Violence: The Nazi Occupation of Denmark", Essays in History, 2017. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Genocide Studies
Martin Kalb, "Environing Empire: Nature, Infrastructure and the Making of German Southwest Africa" (Berghahn, 2022)

New Books in Genocide Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 54:04


German ambitions to transform Southwest Africa in the early part of the twentieth century were futile and resulted in the widespread death and suffering of indigenous populations. For years colonists wrestled ocean waters, desert landscapes, and widespread aridity as they tried to reach inland in their effort to turn outwardly barren lands into a profitable settler colony. In Environing Empire: Nature, Infrastructure and the Making of German Southwest Africa (Berghahn Books, 2022), Martin Kalb outlines the development of the colony up to World War I, deconstructing the common settler narrative, all to reveal the importance of natural forces and the Kaiserreich's everyday violence. Martin Kalb is an Associate Professor of History at Bridgewater College in Virginia. Eric Grube is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Boston College. He also received his PhD from Boston College in the summer of 2022. He studies modern German and Austrian history, with a special interest in right-wing paramilitary organizations across interwar Bavaria and Austria. "Casualties of War? Refining the Civilian-Military Dichotomy in World War I", Madison Historical Review, 2019 "Racist Limitations on Violence: The Nazi Occupation of Denmark", Essays in History, 2017. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/genocide-studies

New Books in History
Martin Kalb, "Environing Empire: Nature, Infrastructure and the Making of German Southwest Africa" (Berghahn, 2022)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 54:04


German ambitions to transform Southwest Africa in the early part of the twentieth century were futile and resulted in the widespread death and suffering of indigenous populations. For years colonists wrestled ocean waters, desert landscapes, and widespread aridity as they tried to reach inland in their effort to turn outwardly barren lands into a profitable settler colony. In Environing Empire: Nature, Infrastructure and the Making of German Southwest Africa (Berghahn Books, 2022), Martin Kalb outlines the development of the colony up to World War I, deconstructing the common settler narrative, all to reveal the importance of natural forces and the Kaiserreich's everyday violence. Martin Kalb is an Associate Professor of History at Bridgewater College in Virginia. Eric Grube is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Boston College. He also received his PhD from Boston College in the summer of 2022. He studies modern German and Austrian history, with a special interest in right-wing paramilitary organizations across interwar Bavaria and Austria. "Casualties of War? Refining the Civilian-Military Dichotomy in World War I", Madison Historical Review, 2019 "Racist Limitations on Violence: The Nazi Occupation of Denmark", Essays in History, 2017. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

Midnight Train Podcast
The Illuminati. (Someone Just Wanted To Fly.)

Midnight Train Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 145:07


Become an elite Poopinati! www.themidnighttrainpodcast.com   The Illuminati   So, you're standing amongst the council, being tried by a jury of a higher order. Your crime; Being the most dangerous person across the multiverse. You look shockingly at Mordo, Richards, and the other members of this definitive group of beings as you defend your alleged crimes, for you are facing the… Illuminati!   Or some shit like that.   We are exploring the super, double extra wannabe cult or the underground rulers of everything evil, depending on your take after today, the "Real Illuminati." At first, we'll dive into what they SAY IS THE REAL STORY OF THE ILLUMINATI Wink Wink! (Be we all know the truth) and then we're going to jump right in to what mainstream media (which is controlled by the illuminati) says are “conspiracies”. Strap on your tinfoil hats, Passengers! We're going for a ride!!   The term "Illuminati" refers to several genuine and imagined organizations. However, the term historically refers to the Bavarian Illuminati, a secret society from the Age of Enlightenment that was established on May 1, 1776, in Bavaria, which is now a part of Germany and that has the most delicious cream donuts. The association aimed to combat abuses of governmental authority, superstition, obscurantism (intentionally providing information in a vague or complex way to prevent further investigation and understanding or, simply, spewing a bunch of word vomit to confuse people), and religious influence in public life. In its general laws, they stated that controlling the perpetrators without conquering them was the "rule of the day."    Later, the term "Illuminati" was used to describe many groups that are said to represent a continuation of the original Bavarian Illuminati (even though these links have not been proven). To obtain political power and influence and create a "New World Order," these organizations have frequently been charged with plotting to manipulate events and install operatives inside of governments and companies. The Illuminati are portrayed as lurking in the shadows and manipulating the strings and levers of power. They play a crucial role in some of the most well-known and intricate conspiracy theories. This interpretation of the Illuminati has found its way into popular culture, appearing in various books, movies, T.V. episodes, comic books, video games, and music videos.   At the University of Ingolstadt, Adam Weishaupt (1748–1830) started teaching canon law and practical philosophy in 1773. (Canon Law, according to Wikipedia, is "how the Church organizes and governs herself." It is the system of laws and religious legal principles made and enforced by the hierarchical authorities of the Catholic Church to regulate its external organization and government and to order and direct the activities of Catholics toward the mission of the Church.) He taught in a school-sponsored by Jesuits, whose order Pope Clement XIV (14th) had suppressed in 1773, and was the only non-clerical professor there. The university's finances and some authority, which they continued to see as belonging to them, were still in the hands of the Ingolstadt Jesuits. When course content featured anything they deemed liberal or Protestant, they made constant attempts to frustrate and discredit non-clerical employees, especially in those instances. Weishaupt had a strong anti-clerical stance and decided to use a covert organization of like-minded people to propagate the Aufklärung (Enlightenment) beliefs. The word clerical in this sense means "referring to anything to do with the clergy — those ordained for religious work, usually in the Christian faith."   He said "screw it" and established his own society, which was to have a ranking or grading system modeled after Freemasonry, but with his own goals because he felt Freemasonry was too costly and not open to his ideas. Bund der Perfektibilisten, or Covenant of Perfectibility (Perfectibilists), was the new order's initial name and a horrible one, to boot. Still, it was later modified since it sounded like some pretentious bullshit. Weishaupt established the Perfectibilists on May 1, 1776, choosing the Owl of Minerva as their emblem. The Owl of Minerva is often called the "owl of Athena." It has been a symbol of knowledge and wisdom throughout the Western world. The members were to use aliases within the society. Weishaupt became Spartacus. Law students Massenhausen, Bauhof, Merz, and Sutor, became Ajax, Agathon, Tiberius, and Erasmus Roterodamus. Logan would have been dubbed Hasentus Everseenamovieus, whereas I would have been known as Dopus Asfuckasus. Weishaupt later booted Sutor for being a lazy turd.    In April 1778, the order became the Illuminatenorden, or Order of Illuminati, after Weishaupt seriously considered calling it the "Bee order." Massenhausen was the first to step up and be most engaged in advancing society. Significantly, he hired Xavier von Zwack, a former pupil of Weishaupt who was just beginning his distinguished administrative career while studying at Munich not long after the order started. He was the head of the Bavarian National Lottery at the time, where if you won, you got all the donuts. And, of course, that's not true, but it should be.  Weishaupt quickly viewed Massenhausen's "go get em attitude" as a liability because it frequently led to attempts to hire the wrong people. Later, his unpredictable love life caused him to become careless. As Weishaupt turned over the leadership of the Munich group to Zwack, it was discovered that Massenhausen had stolen subscription money and read Weishaupt and Zwack's communications. After earning his degree in 1778, Massenhausen accepted a position outside Bavaria and lost interest in the order. The order had nominally twelve members at this point.   After Massenhausen left, Zwack put all his effort into finding more responsible and significant recruits. This included Hertel, a canon of the Munich Frauenkirche and a childhood friend of Weishaupt, who was considered a hell of a guy. By the end of the summer of 1778, the order had five territories: Munich (Athens), Ingolstadt (Eleusis), Ravensberg (Sparta), Freysingen (Thebes), and Eichstaedt, with a total of 27 members (including Massenhausen).   The order had three membership levels at the time—novice, minerval, and illuminated minerval—but only the minerval level required a problematic ceremony. In this, a password and code were supplied to the candidate. Weishaupt was kept informed on the actions and personalities of his members through a system of mutual espionage, with his favorites joining the Areopagus, the ruling council. Some newbies were allowed to join the army and become insinuates. Jews, pagans, women, monks, and members of other secret societies were told to fuck off, but upright Christians were what they wanted. Favored candidates were wealthy, submissive, eager to learn, and between 18 and 30.   After unsuccessfully trying to stop some of his followers from becoming Freemasons, Weishaupt decided to join them to gather resources for developing his own ritual. Early in February 1777, he was accepted into lodge "Prudence" of the Rite of Strict Observance. He learned nothing about the more advanced degrees of "blue lodge" masonry as he excelled through its three degrees. Still, the following year, a priest by the name of Abbé Marotti told Zwack that these deeper secrets depended on an understanding of the earlier religion and the primitive Church. Weishaupt was persuaded by Zwack that their own order should establish cordial ties with Freemasonry and acquire permission to develop their own lodge. At this stage (December 1778), adding the first three degrees of Freemasonry was considered a secondary project.   Quickly, a warrant was obtained from the Grand Lodge of Prussia called the Royal York for Friendship. The new lodge was named Theodore of the Good Council to flatter Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria. It was founded in Munich on March 21, 1779, and quickly packed with Illuminati. However, the first master, Radl, was persuaded to return home to Baden and ran the lodge by July, per Weishaupt's order.   The next step involved independence from their Grand Lodge. By establishing masonic relations with the Union lodge in Frankfurt, affiliated to the Premier Grand Lodge of England, lodge Theodore became independently recognized and able to declare its independence. As a new mother lodge, it could now spawn its own lodges. The recruiting drive amongst the Frankfurt masons also obtained the allegiance of Adolph Freiherr Knigge.   Knigge was recruited late in 1780 at a convention of the Rite of Strict Observance by Costanzo Marchese di Costanzo, an infantry captain in the Bavarian army and a fellow Freemason. As he was still in his twenties, Knigge had already reached the highest initiatory grades of his order and had arrived with his own grand plans for reform. Disappointed that his plan found no support, Knigge was immediately intrigued when Costanzo informed him that the order he sought to create already existed. Knigge and three of his friends expressed a strong interest in learning more of this order, and Costanzo showed them material relating to the Minerval grade. The teaching material for the stage was "liberal" literature which was banned in Bavaria but common knowledge in the Protestant German states.   Knigge's three colleagues lost interest in Costanzo after becoming disillusioned and extremely confused, like the rest of us. Still, he persisted and was rewarded in November 1780 with a letter from Weishaupt. Knigge was a perfect candidate because of his ties inside and outside Freemasonry. For his part, Knigge was charmed by the attention and drawn to the order's proclaimed goals of educating people and shielding them against oppression. Moreover, Weishaupt recognized Knigge's interest in alchemy and the "higher sciences" and promised to promote them. In response to Weishaupt, Knigge laid out his ideas for reforming Freemasonry when the Strict Observance was beginning to doubt its history.   Before he could be admitted to the higher ranks of the order, Weishaupt put Knigge in charge of recruitment. Knigge agreed, but with the stipulation that he be given the freedom to select the recruitment locations. Many additional masons joined the Illuminati's Minerval grade after finding Knigge's depiction of the new masonic order appealing. At this point, Knigge seemed to respect the "Most Serene Superiors" Weishaupt said he served. To delay providing any assistance, Weishaupt assigned him an additional duty despite his embarrassing failure to explain anything about the upper degrees of the order. Because he was full of shit.   Knigge then created pamphlets documenting the actions of the illegal Jesuits, claiming to show how they continued to thrive and recruit, particularly in Bavaria, using material provided by Weishaupt. Finally, Knigge wrote to Weishaupt that his position was becoming damn near impossible because he couldn't offer his recruits any real answers to their question about the higher grades. Weishaupt finally broke down and admitted in January 1781 that his superiors and the purported antiquity of the order were bullshit and that the higher degrees had not yet been created as he faced the possibility of losing Knigge and his masonic recruits.   Knigge was unusually composed in response to Weishaupt's admittance, even though he was looking forward to learning the promised intricate Freemasonry secrets found in the upper degrees of the Illuminati. Weishaupt pledged to give Knigge complete creative control over the development of the higher degrees and to send him his own notes. Knigge, for his part, enjoyed the chance to express himself through the order. He asserted that his new strategy would increase the appeal of the Illuminati to potential members in Germany's Protestant counties. Knigge received a 50 florins advance from the Areopagus in November 1781 to travel to Bavaria, where he met and partied with fellow Illuminati members.   The order had now developed extensive internal divisions. In July 1780, the Eichstaedt command had formed an autonomous province, and a rift was growing between Weishaupt and the Areopagus. They found him stubborn, dictatorial, inconsistent, and obviously full of shit. As a result, Knigge was constantly thrown into the role of peacemaker.   In discussions with the Areopagus and Weishaupt, Knigge identified two problematic areas. First, Weishaupt's emphasis on recruiting university students meant that young men with little practical experience often had to fill senior positions in the order. Secondly, the anti-Jesuit ethos of the order at its inception had generally become anti-religious. Knigge knew it would be a problem recruiting the senior Freemasons that the order was looking to bring in. Knigge felt the stifling grip of conservative Catholicism in Bavaria and understood the anti-religious feelings that this produced in the liberal Illuminati. Still, he also saw the negative impression these feelings would provide in Protestant states, making the spread of the order in greater Germany much more difficult. The Areopagus and Weishaupt felt powerless to do anything less than give Knigge a free hand. He had the contacts within and outside of Freemasonry that they needed, and he had the skill as a ritualist to build their projected grade structure, where they had ground to a halt at Illuminatus Minor, with only the Minerval grade below and the merest sketches of higher grades. The only restrictions imposed were the need to discuss the inner secrets of the highest degrees and the necessity of submitting his new grades for approval.   Meanwhile, the scheme to propagate Illuminatism as a legitimate branch of Freemasonry had farted out. While Lodge Theodore was now in their control, a chapter of "Elect Masters" attached to it only had one member from the order and still had a constitutional superiority to the craft lodge controlled by the Illuminati. The chapter would be difficult to persuade to submit to the Areopagus and formed a real barrier to Lodge Theodore becoming the first mother-lodge of a new Illuminated Freemasonry. A treaty of alliance was signed between the order and the chapter, and by the end of January 1781, four daughter lodges had been created, but independence was not on the chapter's agenda.   Costanza wrote to the Royal York, pointing out the discrepancy between the fees dispatched to their new Grand Lodge and the returned service they had received. The Royal York, unwilling to lose the money they were bringing in, offered to confer Freemasonry's "higher" secrets on a representative that their Munich brethren would dispatch to Berlin. Accordingly, Costanza set off for Prussia on April 4, 1780, with instructions to negotiate a reduction in Theodore's fees while he was there. On the way, he argued with a Frenchman about a lady with whom they shared a carriage. The Frenchman sent a message ahead to the king sometime before they reached Berlin, calling Costanza a spy and having him arrested. He was only freed from prison with the help of the Grand Master of Royal York and was kicked out of Prussia, having accomplished fuck all.   Knigge's recruitment from German Freemasonry was far from random. He targeted the masters and wardens, the men who ran the lodges and were often able to place the entire club at the disposal of the Illuminati. For example, Baron de Witte, master of Constancy lodge in Aachen, caused every member to join the order. This way, the order expanded rapidly in central and southern Germany and obtained a foothold in Austria. Moving into the Spring of 1782, the handful of students who had started the order had swelled to about 300 members, with only 20 new recruits being students. In Munich, the first half of 1782 saw considerable changes in the government of Lodge Theodore. In February, Weishaupt had offered to split the lodge, with the Illuminati going their own way and the chapter taking any remaining traditionalists into their continuation of Theodore. At this point, the chapter unexpectedly surrendered, and the Illuminati had complete control of the lodge and chapter. In June, both club and chapter sent letters severing relations with Royal York, citing their faithfulness in paying for their recognition and Royal York's failure to provide any instruction in the higher grades. Their neglect of Costanza, and inability to defend him from negative charges or prevent his expulsion from Prussia, were also brought up. They had made no effort to provide Costanza with the promised secrets, and the Munich masons now suspected that their brethren in Berlin relied on the mystical French higher grades which they sought to avoid. Lodge Theodore was now independent.   The Rite of Strict Observance was now in a critical state. Its leader was Prince Carl of Södermanland (later Charles XIII (13th) of Sweden), openly suspected of trying to absorb the rite into the Swedish Rite, which he already controlled. The German lodges looked to Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel for leadership. However, suspicion turned to open contempt when Carl regarded the Stuart heir to the British throne as the true GrandMaster, and the lodges of the Strict Observance all but ignored their Grand Master. This bullshit led to the Convent of Wilhelmsbad.   The last Strict Observance convention, postponed since October 15, 1781, eventually began on July 16, 1782, at the spa town of Wilhelmsbad, which is located outside of (and now a part of) Hanau. The 35 participants in a discussion about the future of the order knew that the Strict Observance in its current form was doomed. Also, the Convent of Wilhelmsbad would be a battle over the pieces between the Martinists, led by Jean-Baptiste Willermoz, and the German mystics, led by Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and their host Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel. Only Franz Dietrich von Ditfurth, and Johann Joachim Christoph Bode, objected to mystical higher grades. Ditfurth actively advocated for a return to the fundamental three degrees of Freemasonry, which was the convention's least likely choice. The mystics had previously developed logical replacement plans for the higher degrees.   (Martinism is a type of arcane Christianity and Christian mysticism that is focused on the fall of the first man, his material seclusion from his spiritual source, and the process of his return, known as "Reintegration.")   The Illuminati were able to promote themselves as a viable option since there wasn't an effective alternative to the two schools of mysticism. Knigge, who now had complete authority to speak for the order, encouraged and helped Ditfurth, who took on the role of their spokesperson. Weishaupt rejected Knigge's initial proposal to form an alliance between the two orders because he didn't see the benefit of working with a dying order. His new strategy was to enlist the masons opposed to the higher degree of "Templar" Strict Observance.   At the convent, Ditfurth prevented Willermoz and Hesse from introducing their own higher grades by demanding that the delegates be informed in full of such degrees. Due to their frustration, the German mystics enrolled Count Kollowrat in the Illuminati as a later affiliate. With no claims to additional masonic revelations, Ditfurth's goal was to replace all higher degrees with a single fourth degree. He left the convent early after finding no support for his proposal and reported to the Areopagus that he had no hopes for the gathering.   In an attempt to satisfy everybody, the Convent of Wilhelmsbad didn't achieve shit. They renounced the Templar origins of their ritual while retaining the Templar titles, trappings, and administrative structure. Charles of Hesse and Ferdinand of Brunswick remained at the head of the order, but the lodges were almost independent in practice. The Germans adopted the name of the French order of Willermoz, Les Chevaliers Bienfaisants de la Cité Sainte (Good Knights of the Holy City). Some Martinist mysticism was imported into the first three degrees, now the only essential degrees of Freemasonry. Crucially, individual lodges of the order were now allowed to mingle with clubs of other systems. The new "Scottish Grade" introduced with the Lyon ritual of Willermoz was not mandatory. Each province and prefecture was free to decide what, if anything, happened after the three craft degrees. Finally, the convent regulated etiquette, titles, and a new numbering for the provinces to show that something had been achieved.   The Strict Observance was ended by the Convent of Wilhelmsbad. Along with the higher degrees that bound its most significant and influential members, it rejected its founding tale. It eliminated the rigorous regulations that had maintained the order's cohesion and alienated many Germans who did not trust Martinism. Martinism repulsed Bode, who immediately began negotiating with Knigge before joining the Illuminati in January 1783. The following month, Charles of Hesse joined.   Knigge's first efforts at an alliance with the intact German Grand Lodges failed, but Weishaupt persisted. He proposed a new federation where all German lodges would practice an agreed, unified system in the essential three degrees of Freemasonry and be left to their own devices as to which, if any, system of higher degrees they wished to pursue. This would be a federation of Grand Lodges, and members would be free to visit any of the "blue" lodges in any jurisdiction. All lodge masters would be elected, and no fees would be paid to any central authority. Groups of lodges would be subject to a "Scottish Directorate" composed of members delegated by lodges to audit finances, settle disputes and authorize new lodges. These, in turn, would elect Provincial Directorates, who would elect inspectors, who would elect the national director. This system would correct the current imbalance in German Freemasonry, where masonic ideals of equality were preserved only in the lower three "symbolic" degrees. The various methods of higher degrees were dominated by the elite who could afford research in alchemy and mysticism. To Weishaupt and Knigge, the proposed federation was also a vehicle to propagate Illuminism throughout German Freemasonry. Their intention was to use their new union, with its emphasis on the fundamental degrees, to remove all allegiance to Strict Observance, allowing the "eclectic" system of the Illuminati to take its place.   The newsletter announcing the new federation outlined the faults of German Freemasonry; unsuitable men with money were often admitted based on their wealth, and the corruption of civil society had infected the lodges. Having advocated the deregulation of the higher grades of the German lodges, the Illuminati now announced their own from their "unknown Superiors." Lodge Theodore, newly independent from Royal York, set itself up as a provincial Grand Lodge. In a letter to all the Royal York lodges, Knigge now accused the Grand Lodge of corruption. Their Freemasonry had allegedly been corrupted by the Jesuits. Strict Observance was now attacked as a creation of the Stuarts, devoid of all moral virtue. The Zinnendorf rite of the Grand Landlodge of the Freemasons of Germany was suspect because its author was in league with the Swedes. This direct attack had the opposite effect to that intended by Weishaupt. It offended many of its readers. The Grand Lodge of the Grand Orient of Warsaw, which controlled Freemasonry in Poland and Lithuania, was happy to participate in the federation only as far as the first three degrees. Their insistence on independence had kept them from the Strict Observance and would now keep them from the Illuminati, whose plan to annex Freemasonry rested on their own higher degrees. By the end of January 1783, the Illuminati's masonic party had seven lodges.   It wasn't just the clumsy appeal of the Illuminati that left the federation short of members. Lodge Theodore was recently formed and did not command respect like the older lodges. Most of all, the Freemasons most likely to be attracted to the federation, saw the Illuminati as an ally against the mystics and Martinists. Moreover, they valued their freedom too highly to be caught in another restrictive organization. Even Ditfurth, the supposed representative of the Illuminati at Wilhelmsbad, had pursued his own agenda at the convent.   The non-mystical Frankfurt lodges created an "Eclectic Alliance," was almost indistinguishable in structure from the Illuminati's federation. Far from seeing this as a threat, the Illuminati lodges joined the new alliance after some discussion. Three Illuminati now sat on the committee that wrote the new masonic statutes. Aside from strengthening relations between their three lodges, the Illuminati seem to have gained no advantage from this maneuver. Ditfurth, having founded a masonic organization that worked towards his ambitions for Freemasonry, took little interest in the Illuminati after he adhered to the Eclectic Alliance. In reality, the Eclectic Alliance's creation undermined the Illuminati's plans to spread their own ideologies through Freemasonry.   The final decline of the Illuminati was brought about by the indiscretions of their own Minervals in Bavaria, and especially in Munich. Despite efforts by their superiors to curb loose talk, politically dangerous boasts of power and criticism of monarchy caused the "secret" order's existence to become common knowledge, along with the names of many important members. The presence of the Illuminati in positions of power now led to some public unease. There were Illuminati in many civic and state governing bodies. Despite their small number, there were claims that success in a legal dispute depended on the person's standing with the order. In addition, the Illuminati were blamed for several anti-religious publications appearing in Bavaria. Much of this criticism sprang from vindictiveness and jealousy, but it is clear that many Illuminati court officials gave preferential treatment to their brethren. In Bavaria, the energy of their two members of the Ecclesiastical Council had one of them elected treasurer. Their opposition to Jesuits resulted in the banned order losing key academic and Church positions. In Ingolstadt, the Jesuit heads of departments were replaced by Illuminati.   Alarmed, Charles Theodore and his government banned all secret societies, including the Illuminati. A government mandate dated March 2, 1785, "seems to have been a deathblow to the Illuminati in Bavaria." Weishaupt had fled. Documents and internal correspondence, seized in 1786 and 1787, were then published by the government in 1787. In addition, von Zwack's home was searched, and much of the group's literature was disclosed.   So, that was exhausting and supposedly all about the "real Illuminati," right? But, according to the www.illuminatiofficial.org website, this may not be the case.   "Since the formation of the Illuminati, many citizens have inaccurately portrayed our organization in a negative manner. These misconceptions have been perpetuated for centuries through videos, photos, articles, books, and unofficial online resources claiming to understand our mission and members. In creating this online destination, we strive to alleviate the concerns voiced by the people of this planet and provide insight into our goals and operations."   "Their Purpose"   "Ensuring the survival of over 7 billion humans is a daunting task. Our duty to this planet has spanned across centuries and survived even the most established government entities. To continue functioning throughout societal and generational changes, The Illuminati's operations often require anonymity for both our members and our work. In 2013, the Illuminati authorized the formation of the Department Of Citizen Outreach. Through various initiatives and campaigns, including this website, the modern Illuminati has committed itself to furthering our relationship with our citizens.You may not find us praised in any history book or document. However, the Illuminati has helped with every major movement on this planet since the first human government was established. Our work is often marked by distinct symbols as a means of tracing our influence through history for those wishing to investigate. With gentle guidance from our organization, the human species is allowed to function in their natural order while playing the part of gears in a machine for the betterment of the world."   Also, according to their website, they discuss the symbols of their cult… I mean organization.    "THE PYRAMID   In popular culture, a great amount of focus is placed on the Illuminati's belief that money is not evil. Some view our encouragement of work and wealth as a promotion of selfishness – overlooking the true meaning of the Pyramid and its underlying messages that motivate our diligence. In the tenets of the Illuminati, wealth is not simply a means of personal enrichment. Instead, money is a tool that can be used to fulfill each person's duty to the advancement of the human species. The selfish pursuit of money is a hollow goal, but the pursuit of the goodness that money can create is one of humanity's greatest responsibilities. The more money a person owns, the more ability they have to positively change the lives of those who are in need. If you are poor and of good heart, and your friend's house is burned in a fire, you will remain a good person but have no ability to help them with what they need the most. If the same house burns but you are rich, you can give your friend a place to stay and a new home because you have more than enough for yourself and anyone around you who needs it. Money has no feeling, no voice, and no soul – its choice between good or evil is decided by those who use it. Though it is not wrong to be poor, the celebration of poverty is rooted in selfishness. A person who is poor can save a life, but a person who is rich can build a hospital and save ten thousand. The poor can do little to help the poor, but the rich can help as many as they are able. If a person is rich, they have the opportunity to do good, but if they are poor they are unable to help anyone but themselves. Those with little can still do much. Money is merely paper and numbers that are traded for a person's time and effort. Therefore if a person does not have money, they can instead use their time and efforts to further the advancement of humanity – positive actions that are of equal value to any charitable donations. The greater a person's fortune, the greater their responsibility to their fellow humans. Like the Pyramid, those with the greatest power can do the greatest good for the largest number of those below them."   "THE EYE We Are Always Watching Out For You   The human species is guarded and preserved by a coalition of its most elite members called the Illuminati. Since our origination, Illuminati members have guided Earth's most dominant creature through periods of interpersonal chaos, environmental outbreaks, and other mass attacks that threaten humanity with extinction. The human has made itself this planet's most dominant and advanced species. Even the weakest human is born master of the strongest of all other species on Earth. Through natural selection, every human generation is made of a genetic structure that is stronger and more advanced than the previous. Living humans evolve at a rapid pace, and can continue to advance in ability through study, practice, and a commitment to self-improvement. As a human absorbs knowledge and wisdom, some will experience their Awakening: a pivotal moment when their minds evolve to a level of understanding that is higher than the majority. They begin to see themselves as strings in a universal tapestry with a duty to uplift their fellow humans, and quickly understand the inner workings of wealth, power, and authority. Those who have experienced their Awakening often describe it as the moment their Eye was opened. The Illuminati is made of individuals who have reached this Awakening. Leaders, innovators, and other influential members of this planet have joined together to shape the face of human society and guide its masses into finding their own individual place in the Universal Design. To create a better world, unique beings with unique objectives and beliefs must forgo their differences and work together for the good of all. Progress requires cooperation. Humans must suppress their natural defensive selfishness and aid others who appear, believe, or act in ways that are different from themselves. Unfortunately, many humans are only concerned with their own wellbeing and thus cannot understand the positive intentions of a higher authority. Many would rather this planet remain in turmoil instead of following the directions that will lead them to happiness. Historically, the greatest enemies of human progression have been humans themselves. For this reason, those who have experienced their Awakening understand the need for it to remain secret – for their own safety and the ultimate good of a humanity that often does not know what is best for it. It is the Illuminati's responsibility to ensure the ongoing survival and advancement of the human species, so that all people, in all places, can live in Abundance."   "THE LIGHT Follow The Light   Every human is guided by an inner compass that points toward the Light, revealing truth and direction when facing decisions. Given many names by spiritual leaders and unexplainable by science, the Light is an invisible guide that many believe has led them to joy, success, and lives of Abundance. It communicates directly to every human, urging them to strive for goodness and forgo their natural selfishness. All human religions and spiritual beliefs ultimately seek the Light in ways differing only in form and function. Some religions refer to the Light with a name, such as God or Elohim. The core of every religion is founded on the human species' innate desire to understand this invisible force. Even without a formal religious affiliation, every human is naturally drawn to the Light. Individual members of the Illuminati adhere to every variety of personal spiritual beliefs –– but by recognizing that all of our paths lead to the same destination, we find that the Light brings all people into an ultimate unity. There is no proof that a God exists but there is also no proof that a God does not. The Illuminati's spiritual foundation is based upon this universal conundrum of faith and doubt. Our organization does not question whether a god does or does not exist but instead focuses on the betterment of the humans living on this planet. Though the human mind in its physical form is not capable of fully understanding the Light, conscious thought and intention reveal many of its inner workings and effects. By studying the wisdom of this planet's greatest minds, humans can discover ways to increase the Light's powerful influence in their lives. The Light, under many names, has been attributed to supernatural changes in the physical realm, including increases in wealth, power, prestige, health, and happiness. Miracles, attraction, and the belief in unseen powers that can alter the physical world have some basis in truth. Though scientific advancements have explored both this planet's environment and the inner workings of the human mind, there are still countless mysteries that remain unsolved. Thus many occurrences that are attributed to the supernatural are merely the result of the human mind processing a concept it cannot explain naturally. Some humans attempt to form a deeper connection with the Light through rituals that have been passed down for centuries. Though these ceremonies often involve complicated steps and requirements, their true effect is not found in their directions or decorations but rather in the state of mind that results within its participants. Many of the Illuminati's traditions include rituals and oaths designed to explain higher concepts, and use the power of focused repetition to strengthen the ability of the human consciousness. The Illuminati prohibits rituals that include human or animal sacrifice. Learn More. A desire to understand the Light is an integral part of the path to illumination. By rising through the levels of illumination, Illuminati members discover more about their world and the true power that hides within their minds. Whatever you seek, whatever you dream, whatever you hope: all is possible if you follow the Light."   "THE ETERNAL CIRCLE Every human is one part of a larger, eternal design – individual gears in a clock that has no end.   Your actions have the power to alter the future of the entire world. Though you may not fully understand your purpose, your part is just as important as the greatest kings and queens of this planet. Some feel as though their temporary lack of wealth or influence makes them powerless to create change. But does a clockmaker favor the larger gears over the smaller? Does the hour hand become jealous of the minutes because it turns slower? Every part has a role in the functioning of a timepiece. Every part supports those around it in ways it may never see. Your absence would undo the order of our universe, even if you do not realize your importance. The world began before you and will continue after you, but it will be different because of the decisions you made. Every generation inherits the world left by the one before it, just as a king inherits the crown of his father. Your pursuit of wisdom and goodness could lay the foundation for your great-great-grandchild's rise into power – the same descendant who might steer a country from war and save lives by the millions. Did the ancestors of Aristotle or Alexander The Great know who their actions would create? Though you will never understand the full influence of your actions, the results of your dedication to humanity are still yours to claim. As you climb the great Pyramid seeking the Light at its top, you will look down and see that you are an integral part of our universe's most intricate mechanism. Though our human members may perish and fade into the annals of time, the Illuminati will continue to stand into eternity."   Why a secret society? "Freedom is an idol of the human species. The Illuminati operates in defense of you and all humans, in all places, and of all generations. Our duty to this planet has spanned across centuries and survived even the most established government entities. But the cultivation of trillions of human lives is a daunting responsibility, and while the human would not exist today without our protection, many uninformed masses mistake our guidance for a restriction of liberty. Every human desires to be free of oppression, free of hardship, free of poverty, free of hunger, free of rules and laws — but as you understand, the nature of your species leaves true freedom impossible. Are you free to murder? Are you free to steal? Are others free to murder and steal from you? Or are there certain freedoms that must be given up for the benefit of all? For happiness, the human desires freedom; for prosperity, the human requires leadership. This is the reason behind our anonymity. To continue functioning throughout societal changes and generational differences, the Illuminati must remain behind the curtain — an outsider, belonging to none and loyal to all. You may never understand how your life can be free while guided by our organization. You may never fully comprehend our purpose and why you are safest and happiest with us. Simply open your mind and release your apprehensions, and you will find the relief of truth. We will never take your hand and pull you down the path like a slave to our whims. You must find and travel the road on your own. But your quality of life is our greatest concern, and the reason our symbols are placed in your society as a map for you to follow if you desire."   What about the modern-day "Illuminati" or "New World Order?"   According to an article from theweek.co.uk, In a 2017 interview with the BBC, David Bramwell, "a man who has dedicated himself to documenting the origins of the myth," said the modern-day Illuminati legend was influenced not by Weishaupt but rather by LSD, the 1960s counter-culture, and specifically a text called Principia Discordia. The book praised an alternative belief system – Discordianism – which preached a form of anarchism and gave birth to the Discordian movement, which ultimately wished to cause civil disobedience through practical jokes and hoaxes. One of the leading proponents of this new ideology was a writer called Robert Anton Wilson, who wanted to bring chaos back into society by "disseminating misinformation through all portals – through counter-culture, through the mainstream media," claims Bramwell. He did this by sending fake letters to the men's magazine Playboy, where he worked, attributing cover-ups and conspiracy theories, such as the JFK assassination, to a secret elite organization called the Illuminati. Wilson turned these theories into a book, The Illuminatus Trilogy, which became a surprise cult success and was even made into a stage play in Liverpool, launching the careers of British actors Bill Nighy and Jim Broadbent. What is the New World Order? The idea of a powerful modern Illuminati conspiring to rule the world remained a niche belief a handful of enthusiasts upheld until the 1990s.   The internet changed all that, giving conspiracy theorists a global platform to perpetuate their beliefs and present their evidence to a massive audience. Theories about how the New World Order operates run from relatively straightforward ideas to the outright bizarre. Conspiracy theorists obsessively analyze public events for "evidence" of Illuminati influence. The symbols most associated with the Illuminati include triangles, pentagrams, goats, the all-seeing eye – such as the one that appears on U.S. banknotes - and the number 666. This has led to claims some of the American Founding Fathers were members, with Thomas Jefferson accused in the aftermath of the War of Independence. Another commonly cited Illuminati symbol, which appears on U.S. currency, is the so-called Eye of Providence, which is said to represent the omniscience of God watching over humanity. According to a 2013 survey by Public Policy Polling, 28% of U.S. voters believe that a secretive power elite with a globalist agenda is conspiring to eventually rule the world through an authoritarian global government. In addition, it found that 34% of Republicans and 35% of independents believe in the New World Order threat compared to just 15% of Democrats. Who is supposedly a member? As well as being king and queen of the charts, Beyonce and Jay-Z are frequently depicted as lords of the New World Order. Beyonce's immense fame and popularity have long made her a favorite target for conspiracy theorists. Illuminati "experts" seized upon her half-time performance at the 2013 Super Bowl as an example of her "devil-worshipping" choreography, even accusing her on-stage alter ego Sasha Fierce of being a "demonic entity." However, some musicians enjoy deliberately playing with symbols connected to secret societies. For instance, Rihanna frequently incorporates Illuminati images into her music videos and even joked about the theories in the video for S&M, which featured a fake newspaper with a headline declaring her "Princess of the Illuminati." Jay Z has also been accused of hiding secret symbols such as goat imagery and devil horns in his music videos. But, most damningly, the logo for his music label, Roc-A-Fella Records, is a pyramid – one of the most well-known Illuminati logos. Rob Brotherton, a professor at Barnard College and author of Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe in Conspiracy Theories, explains that real-life government conspiracies targeting black people in America, such as FBI infiltration of the Civil Rights movement in the 1950s and 60s, planted the seeds for Illuminati theory's popularity among hip-hop artists and fans.   Speaking to Complex, he said: "Hip-hop served as this [soapbox] for people to talk about issues that were relevant to them, things like discrimination, poverty, the criminal justice system, which are often seemingly slanted against African-Americans". "It's a short leap to go from noticing some kind of injustice to thinking about whether there's something behind it. Hip-hop was just a good candidate to revive this myth," he says. What do celebrities have to say about the theories? Katy Perry told Rolling Stone in 2014 that the theory was the preserve of "weird people on the internet" but admitted she was flattered to be named among the supposed members: "I guess you've kind of made it when they think you're in the Illuminati!" However, she added she was tolerant of people who wanted to believe in the theory because: "I believe in aliens." On the other hand, Madonna might just be a believer – all the more interesting given that she has frequently been accused of being a member herself. Speaking to Rolling Stone, she hinted that she had secret knowledge of the group. The claim is not so shocking given that she released a single titled 'Illuminati.' She said: "People often accuse me of being a member of the Illuminati, but the thing is, I know who the real Illuminati are." In 2016, Beyonce thrilled her fans by unexpectedly releasing a new single, Formation, in February ­– but conspiracy theorists were excited for another reason. The very first line of the track acknowledged the rumors: "Y'all haters corny with that Illuminati mess." When Prince died suddenly of an accidental overdose in April of the same year, a small but vocal corner of the internet accused the Illuminati of killing the singer-songwriter, who was famous for fiercely protecting his copyrights and artistic freedom from industry interference. "The Illuminati talk won't stop coming and what doesn't help is that Prince himself seems to have been genuinely convinced that the organisation existed," reports one gossip website. In 2009, the singer appeared on T.V. to warn of influential mystery figures controlling the world through "chemtrails" – chemicals pumped into the air via jet planes to manipulate human behavior.   Some other conspiracies are . The Illuminati killed Paul Walker. After starring in 7 films in the Fast and Furious franchise, Paul Walker fans were shocked by his ironic death in 2013. He was the passenger in a Porsche that careened out of control and crashed into a pole — or so the media said. But if you ask conspiracy theorists, the Illuminati is actually to blame. According to the YouTuber known as Shane, the Illuminati murdered Walker after he threatened to expose the group. The story goes that Walker was involved in charity work when he came across a bunch of wrongdoings like embezzlement behind the scenes that he wanted to go public with. But, of course, the Illuminati couldn't let that happen and took him out via drone strike.   The Illuminati killed JFK. History buffs know JFK died after being shot twice by Lee Harvey Oswald, but many people aren't convinced. According to TIME, 70% of Americans believe the assassination is part of something way bigger… So did the Illuminati have something to do with it? According to The Conspiracy Zone, the answer is ABSO FUCKIN LUTELY. Their evidence is fascinating: JFK was shot in a triangle. ‘John Kennedy' has 11 letters in it. The assassination date (11/22/63) includes multiples of 11. His limo was traveling 11 miles an hour… the list goes on.  Why would the Illuminati want JFK dead? Apparently, JFK planned on bringing U.S. troops home from Vietnam and wanted to end the Federal Reserve to end the national debt, which would take away the Illuminati's control over the country. He was killed just days after replacing Federal Reserve Notes. Conspiracy theorists have pointed to audio from the day of his assassination that proves there was more than one shooter, as well as a bullet trajectory that doesn't match that of Oswald's position.   Kesha's song ‘Die Young' is an Illuminati anthem.   Theorists say Kesha's music also addresses the secret society, whose symbols abound in her early music videos. Take, for example, the video for ‘Die Young:  The Illuminati symbolism is so blatant that even Billboard called it out, referencing the numerous triangles, an upside-down cross, and all-seeing one eye. The video even begins with a flashing skull and crossbones. According to conspiracy theorist The Vigilant Citizen, “Illuminati symbols are becoming more prevalent because that was the plan all along: To gradually make them part of popular culture.” Oh boy.   Lady Gaga is an “Illuminati puppet.” Lady Gaga is another pop star rumored to be part of the Illuminati. Again, theorists call out the overt symbolism in her videos and persona, calling it a “tribute to mind control.” They say her stage name ‘Gaga' refers to being totally absent-minded, which can be achieved through mind control. Furthermore, in her early days, many of her videos were rife with triangles and all-seeing eye symbolism. However, some say her newest project proves that she's broken free from the Illuminati. After a little hiatus, she boasts a more subdued, realistic image and more meaningful, artistic music. So, then, why didn't they just kill her? In an appearance at Harvard, Gaga talked about how unhappy she was in the entertainment industry. She calls herself a ‘Stefanie/Gaga hybrid,' which Illuminati theorists saw as proof that she became an alternate, demonic personality under Illuminati control. She also says she disliked “being used to make people money,” another potential dig as being an “Illuminati puppet.”   Donald Trump is an Illuminati mind controller.   If all of these stars are under Illuminati mind control, who's doing the controlling? Aside from alleged Illuminati king Jay-Z, Donald Trump's hand signals reveal his status as a top Illuminati member. While using your hands when you talk is normal, conspiracy theorists say Trump's rather odd gestures are secret messages. The classic “a-ok” symbol apparently means the devil's number ‘666.' However, he also frequently makes the triangle symbol with his hands when he's at ease — which could be the same Illuminati gesture Jay-Z always makes or a reference to the vagina.    The Kanye West/Kim Kardashian/Taylor Swift feud was fabricated by the Illuminati. Apparently, when West humiliated Swift on stage at the 2009 VMAs, he welcomed her to the Illuminati.   As we know, they've managed to keep the feud in the media for years. While most people have begun to agree that anything these people do is just for publicity, according to The Vigilant Citizen, it's actually an Illuminati “psychological operation” aimed at kids “to precondition them to start believing in fabricated events.”   OK, lastly, let's talk about the lizard Illuminati. David Icke, the nut job conspiracy theorist, is the leading proponent of this theory.  This should explain it from an article on Time.com,    They are among us. Blood-drinking, flesh-eating, shape-shifting extraterrestrial reptilian humanoids with only one objective in their cold-blooded little heads: to enslave the human race. They are our leaders, corporate executives, beloved Oscar-winning actors, and Grammy-winning singers. They're responsible for the Holocaust, the Oklahoma City bombings, and the 9/11 attacks ... at least according to former BBC sports reporter David Icke, who became the poster human for the theory in 1998 after publishing his first book, The Biggest Secret, which contained interviews with two Brits who claimed members of the royal family are nothing more than reptiles with crowns. (Picture Dracula meets Swamp Thing).  The conspiracy theorist and New Age philosopher, who wore only turquoise for a time and insisted on being called Son of God-Head, says these "Annunaki" (the reptiles) have controlled humankind since ancient times; they count among their number Queen Elizabeth, George W. Bush, Henry Kissinger, Bill and Hillary Clinton and Bob Hope. Encroaching other conspiracy theorists' territory, Icke even claims that the lizards are behind secret societies like the Freemasons and the Illuminati. Since earning the dubious title of "paranoid of the decade" in the late 1990s, Icke has written several books on the topic, including his latest work, The David Icke Guide to the Global Conspiracy, while operating his own website — complete with merchandise and advertisements. The Top Ten Illuminati Movies https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=illuminati&sort=moviemeter,asc&mode=detail&page=1

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New Books in Environmental Studies
Martin Kalb, "Environing Empire: Nature, Infrastructure and the Making of German Southwest Africa" (Berghahn, 2022)

New Books in Environmental Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 54:04


German ambitions to transform Southwest Africa in the early part of the twentieth century were futile and resulted in the widespread death and suffering of indigenous populations. For years colonists wrestled ocean waters, desert landscapes, and widespread aridity as they tried to reach inland in their effort to turn outwardly barren lands into a profitable settler colony. In Environing Empire: Nature, Infrastructure and the Making of German Southwest Africa (Berghahn Books, 2022), Martin Kalb outlines the development of the colony up to World War I, deconstructing the common settler narrative, all to reveal the importance of natural forces and the Kaiserreich's everyday violence. Martin Kalb is an Associate Professor of History at Bridgewater College in Virginia. Eric Grube is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Boston College. He also received his PhD from Boston College in the summer of 2022. He studies modern German and Austrian history, with a special interest in right-wing paramilitary organizations across interwar Bavaria and Austria. "Casualties of War? Refining the Civilian-Military Dichotomy in World War I", Madison Historical Review, 2019 "Racist Limitations on Violence: The Nazi Occupation of Denmark", Essays in History, 2017. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/environmental-studies

Full Scream Ahead | Your Spooky Road Trip Bucket List
EP25: Neuschwanstein Castle Part 2

Full Scream Ahead | Your Spooky Road Trip Bucket List

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 48:32


We're back in Bavaria wrapping up our two-parter on one of the most famous castles in the world. We've got some murder theories and some Nazi drama this week and looking at some dark aspects of the castles truly wild history. - Sources: https://history.howstuffworks.com/european-history/neuschwanstein-castle.htm https://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/study-finds-king-ludwig-ii-may-not-have-been-crazy-a-946240.html https://www.dw.com/en/neuschwanstein-a-fairy-tale-darlings-dark-nazi-past/a-17442885 https://www.annmarieackermann.com/death-of-king-ludwig-ii-bavaria-murder/ https://www.amazon.com/Swan-King-Ludwig-II-Bavaria/dp/1848858477 - Follow us on Instagram: @FullScreamAhead Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/FullScreamAheadPodcast Email us: FullScreamAheadPodcast@gmail.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/fullscreamahead/message

Euromaxx
A typical Oktoberfest treat: Bavarian Schweinshaxe

Euromaxx

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 4:45


The Hofbräuhaus in Munich serves typical Bavarian Schweinshaxe during Oktoberfest and year-round. Head chef Wolfgang Reithmeier knows just how to make it nice and crispy. And beer is an important ingredient.

Hop Nation USA - A Craft Beer Podcast
Episode 263: Oktobermess

Hop Nation USA - A Craft Beer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 68:07


Full house of Steve, Adam, Katie and Kelsey to help you prep for this year's coming Oktoberfest. They talk about the return of the actual Fest in Germany, what the Cincinnati mayor said, and a run down on all (most) [some] of the Oktoberfest going on in Pittsburgh including Rocktoberfest with Nash.V.ill, Cinderfest, Smoketoberfest, and more. Then it's the return of classic trivia challenge. Learn what an Oktoberfestbier is and why you probably aren't drinking one, what is Bavaria, and where Reubenfest is. BEERS: Ayinger Oktoberfest-Märzen 3 Floyds Brewing Munsterfest Oktoberfest

El Clásico Podcastico: a Barcelona and Real Madrid podcast
UCL Review: Barcelona Befuddled in Bavaria/That's Mr. Valverde to You

El Clásico Podcastico: a Barcelona and Real Madrid podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 49:23


The boys review a tough midweek result for Barcelona as a limp second half leaves them walking away pointless yet again from the perennial German champions (4:13). Real Madrid take care of business eventually with a pair of late golazos that almost guarantees their spot in the Round of 16 (25:52). Plus - we get ready for a big La Liga weekend, as Real Madrid take on their old rivals Atleti (40:40) and Barcelona face Elche in what Payton thinks could be an absolute show for the Catalans (35:44). 

The Filmmakers Podcast
SPECIAL: “Wolves of War” and making an indie war movie with editor Neil Lenthall, composer Christopher Cook & director Giles Alderson – PART II

The Filmmakers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 55:23


This is part 2 of our “Wolves of War” special. If you haven't already, do check out part 1 as director and host of the show Giles Alderson chats with DOP Stuart Nicholas White and some of his cast including Matt Willis, Jackson Bews, Anastasia Martin and Rupert Graves. Today, he talks with his editor Neil Lenthall & composer Christopher Cook. Neil chats about: what he looks for in a project the editor-director relationship his editing process different cuts his learnings from editing Wolves of War And Christopher chats about: inspirations composing for film his process composer-director relationship coming up with ideas how to start one's career as a composer And if you haven't checked out the film Wolves of War yet, I don't know what you have been doing all week long. It's out now! And we would really appreciate your support. Do go watch it, write some lovely reviews, and give it a nice rating, it would mean the world to us. Thank you! But for now, sit back, relax and listen to our amazing chat with Neil Lenthall & Christopher Cook.   WOLVES OF WAR is out now! At the end of WWII, a tough British officer leads a band of Allied commandos into enemy territory in Bavaria on one last impossible mission to extract an American held hostage by the Nazis.   EPISODE LINKS Watch Wolves of War | TRAILER Check out The Cutting Room - Film School for Film Editors Amazon Prime Video: https://amzn.to/3QAH5t4 Main focus iTunes/Apple TV: https://apple.co/3cxpPH7 Sky Store: https://bit.ly/WolvesofWarSkyStore Google Play Store: https://bit.ly/WolvesofWar Google Xbox: https://bit.ly/WolvesofWarXbox Rakuten TV: https://bit.ly/WolvesofWarRakuten   PATREON Big thank you to: Lee Hutchings Marli J Monroe Want your name in the show notes or some great bonus material on filmmaking? Join our Patreon for bonus episodes, industry survival guides and feedback on your film projects! Our new 4 tier structure is in place. Come join the community! https://www.patreon.com/thefilmmakerspodcast   MERCH Spread the Word with Our Merch T-Shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Masks and Water Bottles all now available in some very cool designs.   SUPPORT THE PODCAST Read & Sign Up for The Wrap Up – Our weekly Newsletter with news and information from the world of film Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Podbean, or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us out and write us a review (a good one!), tell your friends and CHOOSE FILM. Get in touch? Email us thefilmmakerspodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter Facebook and Instagram Check out our full episode archive at TheFilmmakersPodcast.com   CREDITS The Filmmakers Podcast is hosted, produced and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson Edited by @tobiasvees Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep Marketing Huw Siddle Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative  Theme Music by John J. Harvey Part of the www.podfixnetwork.squarespace.com   WATCH OUR FILMS The Dare UK | Trailer The Dare Canada and USA A Serial Killers Guide to Life | Trailer Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot The Stranger in Our Bed | Trailer Wolves of War | Trailer Winter Ridge UK The Isle Fanged Up The Marker Star Wars: Origins   MORE FROM OUR FRIENDS Follow our Regular Hosts @LucindaRhodes @DirDomLenoir @35mmdop @philmblog @IanSharp1 @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths Follow Make Your Film for Live Events @makeyourfilm20  Follow our Movies @thedaremovie @Food4ThoughtDoc @FangedUpFilm Raindance events www.raindance.org The Filmmakers Podcast recommends Performance Insurance Music from musicbed.com Giles Alderson's website

Mr. Bunker's Conspiracy Time Podcast
The Hinterkaifeck Murders

Mr. Bunker's Conspiracy Time Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 125:42


Research begins at 30:55 Our story today takes us to picturesque Bavaria, in the southeast of Germany. Specifically to a farm called Hinterkaifeck, where a brutal murder of an entire family took place - unsolved to this very day! This week it's the whole enchilada on the Hinterkaifeck murders! In the first segment, Andy and Art are captured once again by the titular Mr. Bunker - how did he fool them this time? In the second segment, Andy and Art give you, the listeners, an uninterrupted presentation of their research into The Hinterkaifeck Murders. Finally, Andy and Art discuss Bavarian farms, WW1, suspects, and so much more! Send us your thoughts to @MrBunkerPod and mrbunkerpod@gmail.com using the hashtag #CheeseSauce Music by Michael Martello Artwork by Hannah Ross Audio Editing by Arthur Stone Follow Us: Patreon Twitter Instagram Website Youtube Merch Links Mentioned: https://www.ranker.com/list/hinterkaifeck-farm/cat-mcauliffe - Ranker https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/232305/unsolved-mysteries-day-3-the-whole-family-found-slaughtered-in-their-barn/ - The Sun The unsolved Hinterkaifeck farm murders are creepy AF – Film Daily  The Creepy Truth About The Hinterkaifeck Murders - Grunge.com https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/hinterkaifeck-memorial - Atlast Obscura The Chilling Story of the Hinterkaifeck Killings, Germany's Most Famous Unsolved Crime | Mental Floss  Hinterkaifeck murders - Wikipedia  https://www.reddit.com/r/UnsolvedMurders/comments/r5ep7a/theory_on_the_hinterkaifeck_murders/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share  https://youtu.be/sHMGMddHT6Q BuzzFeed Unsolved What they find in the barn is NIGHTMARE FUEL | The Hinterkaifeck murders Mr. Ballen Return to Hinterkaifeck | Documentary Rob Gavagan The Mysterious Murders of Hinterkaifeck - Bedtime Stories Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Totally Football Show with James Richardson
Juventus get ugly, as Lewandowski heads back to Bayern

The Totally Football Show with James Richardson

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 52:10 Very Popular


Champions League matchday 2 ahoy, with Jimbo joined by James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo. There's reunions aplenty with Haaland facing Dortmund and most intriguingly, Lewandowski returning to Bayern Munich. Is he already more loved at Barcelona than he was in Bavaria? And will Julian Nagelsmann be feeling the presence of free agent Thomas Tuchel? Plenty to ponder for Liverpool and for Juventus after their remarkable VAR room brawl and draw with Salernitana. Hear why they're so poor and why Max Allegri won't be getting sacked. Plus Lacazette, Shakhtar stats and can Union Berlin do a Leicester? RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (01.30) • PART 2a: Liverpool v Ajax (07.30) • PART 2b: Bayern v Barcelona (14.00)  • PART 3: Juve's Salernitana drama (27.30) • PART 4a: Group E – Chelsea v Salzburg (37.30) • PART 4b: Group F - Real Madrid v Leipzig (39.30) • PART 5: The latest from Ligue 1 (46.30) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Bavarian Football Works: For Bayern Munich fans
Bavarian Podcast Works: Postgame Show — Bayern Munich 2-0 FC Barcelona (Champions League)

Bavarian Football Works: For Bayern Munich fans

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 18:14 Very Popular


After a massive amount of build-up, Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona finally hooked up in the Champions League. The match held a lot of intrigue given the return of Robert Lewandowski to his old stomping grounds, the recent uneven form of Bayern Munich, and the pregame controversy with some players not being happy about their respective roles in Bavaria. None of that mattered once the teams hit the pitch and Bayern Munich exited with a 2-0 victory over FC Barcelona. Let's break it all down podcast style. Here is what we have on tap: A rundown of the match. A look at how Bayern Munich's form went from “not so great” to “damn good” after halftime. Why the pregame controversies matter and how Nagelsmann can attempt to mitigate things moving forward. Why Bayern Munich passed its first big test of the season. Looking forward to the return leg. Be sure to stay tuned to Bavarian Podcast Works for all of your up to date coverage on Bayern Munich and Germany. Follow us on Twitter @BavarianFBWorks, @TheBarrelBlog, @tommyadams71, @bfwinnn, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Full Scream Ahead | Your Spooky Road Trip Bucket List
EP24: Neuschwanstein Castle Part 1

Full Scream Ahead | Your Spooky Road Trip Bucket List

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 65:16


It's another two-parter! Today we're talking about the castle of the Fairy Tale King, Mad King Ludwig II, and reminiscing about Bavaria. Does one of the most visited places in Europe hide some dark secrets? - Sources: https://history.howstuffworks.com/european-history/neuschwanstein-castle.htm https://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/study-finds-king-ludwig-ii-may-not-have-been-crazy-a-946240.html https://www.dw.com/en/neuschwanstein-a-fairy-tale-darlings-dark-nazi-past/a-17442885 https://www.annmarieackermann.com/death-of-king-ludwig-ii-bavaria-murder/ https://www.amazon.com/Swan-King-Ludwig-II-Bavaria/dp/1848858477 - Follow us on Instagram: @FullScreamAhead Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/FullScreamAheadPodcast Email us: FullScreamAheadPodcast@gmail.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/fullscreamahead/message

The Filmmakers Podcast
SPECIAL: “Wolves of War” and making an indie war movie with DOP Stuart Nicholas White, actors Matt Willis, Jackson Bews, Anastasia Martin, Rupert Graves and director Giles Alderson – PART I

The Filmmakers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 75:21


Today, we have another special for you on the show. The director of Wolves of War (2022) and – again – host of the show, Giles Alderson, welcomes his brilliant DOP Stuart Nicholas White and some of his wonderful cast including Matt Willis, Jackson Bews, Anastasia Martin and Rupert Graves to talk about how they made an indie war movie, which is also starring Ed Westwick, Sam Gittins, Éva Magyar, Max Themak, and many more. Stuart chats about: the colour, feel and look of the movie the importance of a good first day on set production design the DOP-director relationship being flexible with ideas And the cast chats about: their first day on set getting into the characters favourite moments action scenes the actor-director relationship performance and editing tips & tricks for actors Blood, sweat and tears went into making this movie. We would really appreciate your support. You know what to do: Do go watch it, write some lovely reviews, and give it a nice rating, it would mean the world to us. Thank you! But for now, sit back, relax and listen to this week's episode with the amazing Stuart Nicholas White, Matt Willis, Jackson Bews, Anastasia Martin and Rupert Graves.   WOLVES OF WAR is out now! At the end of WWII, a tough British officer leads a band of Allied commandos into enemy territory in Bavaria on one last impossible mission to extract an American held hostage by the Nazis.   EPISODE LINKS Watch Wolves of War | TRAILER Links:  Amazon Prime Video: https://amzn.to/3QAH5t4 — Main focus iTunes/Apple TV: https://apple.co/3cxpPH7  Sky Store: https://bit.ly/WolvesofWarSkyStore  Google Play Store: https://bit.ly/WolvesofWarGoogle Xbox: https://bit.ly/WolvesofWarXbox Rakuten TV: https://bit.ly/WolvesofWarRakuten SPONSOR Check out Q SCRIPTS   PATREON Big thank you to: Lee Hutchings Marli J Monroe Want your name in the show notes or some great bonus material on filmmaking? Join our Patreon for bonus episodes, industry survival guides and feedback on your film projects! Our new 4 tier structure is in place. Come join the community! https://www.patreon.com/thefilmmakerspodcast   MERCH Spread the Word with Our Merch T-Shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Masks and Water Bottles all now available in some very cool designs.   SUPPORT THE PODCAST Read & Sign Up for The Wrap Up – Our weekly Newsletter with news and information from the world of film Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Podbean, or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us out and write us a review (a good one!), tell your friends and CHOOSE FILM. Get in touch? Email us thefilmmakerspodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter Facebook and Instagram Check out our full episode archive at TheFilmmakersPodcast.com   CREDITS The Filmmakers Podcast is hosted, produced and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson Edited by @tobiasvees Social Media by Kalli Pasqualucci @kallieep Marketing Huw Siddle Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative  Theme Music by John J. Harvey Part of the www.podfixnetwork.squarespace.com   WATCH OUR FILMS The Dare UK | Trailer The Dare Canada and USA A Serial Killers Guide to Life | Trailer Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot The Stranger in Our Bed | Trailer Winter Ridge UK The Isle Fanged Up The Marker Star Wars: Origins   MORE FROM OUR FRIENDS Follow our Regular Hosts @LucindaRhodes @DirDomLenoir @35mmdop @philmblog @IanSharp1 @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths Follow Make Your Film for Live Events @makeyourfilm20  Follow our Movies @thedaremovie @Food4ThoughtDoc @FangedUpFilm Raindance events www.raindance.org The Filmmakers Podcast recommends Performance Insurance Music from musicbed.com Giles Alderson's website  

Decades From Home
Episode 91: Gravy Train

Decades From Home

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 58:51


On the show this weekAfter four days back in Germany from adventures in the UK, Nic is feeling a bit weird. Thankfully, Simon is on hand to talk through the process of returning home from, well, home. One significant difference is how low-fi much of life in the south of Germany can be, but is that maybe a positive? Then again, not having to deal with British indirectness is certainly a positive about being back in Bavaria.Speaking of Britain, there's a new Prime Minister to discuss, and a new cabinet. We ponder what this all means for the UK and whether things will actually improve now that Boris Johnson has packed his bags and left 10 Downing Street (spoiler: probably not).We celebrate a true German success story as a group of local butchers conquer the World Butchers' Challenge in Sacramento. What does it take to be the world's best butcher? Sticking with interesting contests of skill, Simon introduces us all to the World Gravy Wrestling Championships in the UK, which leaves us with a serious question: which professional wrestler would be the best at fighting in a pool of delicious gravy? To finish we discuss 9th century punishments for angry bees in Worms and why Hartlepool isn't a safe place for monkeys. For those of you looking to support Ukraine or the many refugees currently fleeing the conflict, please take a look at these different charities and consider donating if you can:Ukraine Crisis Media Centre - A list of different donation pages to help the Ukrainian military response.Disaster Emergency Committee - Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal Save the ChildrenÄrzte ohne GrenzenImage CreditPhoto by Jordane Mathieu on UnsplashTheme tune courtesy of Kloß mit Soß

Fr. Joe Dailey
Homily for Sunday Ordinary 24 C

Fr. Joe Dailey

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 12:47


Luke gives us not two, but three parables. There is a rule of three in story telling: "Cinderella" and her two sisters; to use a non-kosher example, "The Three Little Pigs." Usually, the third story reveals the surprise: "There was a man who had two sons."I am in Bavaria this weekend and next for the Passion Play in Oberammergau.frjoedailey@gmail.com

British Murders Podcast
The 1922 Hinterkaifeck Murders | Feat. Christian Raphael

British Murders Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 56:25


In this episode of British Murders, I go on a European murder tour as aspiring author Christian Raphael tells me the story of the Hinterkaifeck murders. On March 31, 1922, the six inhabitants of a small farmstead in Bavaria, Germany, were brutally murdered by an unknown assailant. The victims were 63-year-old Andreas Gruber, his 72-year-old wife Cäzilia Gruber, their 35-year-old daughter Viktoria Gabriel, Viktoria's daughter, 7-year-old Cäzilia, Viktoria's son, 2-year-old Josef, and the family's 44-year-old maid Maria Baumgartner. Before the murders, the family and their previous maid reported hearing strange sounds from the attic, which led to that maid quitting. 100 years later, the case remains unsolved. The murders are considered one of German history's most gruesome and puzzling unsolved crimes. For all things British Murders, please visit my website: https://www.britishmurders.com/ Intro music: David John Brady - 'Throw Down the Gauntlet' https://linktr.ee/davidjohnbradymusic Recorded using: Zencastr Edited in: Hindenberg PRO Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Spaßbremse
33 - Zug fällt aus (European rail w/ Jon Worth)

Spaßbremse

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 86:53


We return from our Sommerpause to talk about one of the things dominating conversations in Germany over the past few months: trains! From inter-Europe rail travel to Deutsche Bahn woes to the 9-Euro-Ticket, Ted goes through it all with Jon Worth, a Berlin-based writer and communications consultant who has been documenting his experience crossing every possible internal European border by train this summer. Follow Jon on Twitter: @jonworth. To learn more about Jon's cross-border rail experience: https://www.capital.de/wirtschaft-politik/jon-worth--vom-brexit-kritiker-zum-bahn-enthusiast-31978856.html To learn more about the end and potential future of the 9-Euro-Ticket: https://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/9-euro-ticket-bundesregierung-streitet-ueber-preis-fuer-nachfolger-a-74230b3c-9492-4bf8-9bb1-818d87a96bf8 To learn more about Bavaria's reluctance to pay for a successor to the 9-Euro-Ticket: https://www.br.de/nachrichten/bayern/nachfolger-fuer-9-euro-ticket-bayern-will-nicht-zahlen,TGYi8I0 Co-hosted by Ted (@ted_knudsen) and Michelle (@shhellgames). Produced by Isaac (@wuermann). -- Thank so much to everyone who has already started supporting us on Patreon! We'll still be publishing full-length episodes on our main podcast feed, but Patreon supporters will also get access to bonus episodes. It's a tough time out there so we totally understand if you don't have the capacity to support right now, but if you're able we'd really appreciate you becoming a subscriber. All the details here: www.patreon.com/spassbremse Follow Spaßbremse on Twitter (@spassbremse_pod). Music by Lee Rosevere. Art by Franziska Schneider.

Spaßbremse
33 - Zug fällt aus (European rail w/ Jon Worth)

Spaßbremse

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 86:53


We return from our Sommerpause to talk about one of the things dominating conversations in Germany over the past few months: trains! From inter-Europe rail travel to Deutsche Bahn woes to the 9-Euro-Ticket, Ted goes through it all with Jon Worth, a Berlin-based writer and communications consultant who has been documenting his experience crossing every possible internal European border by train this summer. Follow Jon on Twitter: @jonworth. To learn more about Jon's cross-border rail experience: https://www.capital.de/wirtschaft-politik/jon-worth--vom-brexit-kritiker-zum-bahn-enthusiast-31978856.html To learn more about the end and potential future of the 9-Euro-Ticket: https://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/9-euro-ticket-bundesregierung-streitet-ueber-preis-fuer-nachfolger-a-74230b3c-9492-4bf8-9bb1-818d87a96bf8 To learn more about Bavaria's reluctance to pay for a successor to the 9-Euro-Ticket: https://www.br.de/nachrichten/bayern/nachfolger-fuer-9-euro-ticket-bayern-will-nicht-zahlen,TGYi8I0 Co-hosted by Ted (@ted_knudsen) and Michelle (@shhellgames). Produced by Isaac (@wuermann). -- Thank so much to everyone who has already started supporting us on Patreon! We'll still be publishing full-length episodes on our main podcast feed, but Patreon supporters will also get access to bonus episodes. It's a tough time out there so we totally understand if you don't have the capacity to support right now, but if you're able we'd really appreciate you becoming a subscriber. All the details here: www.patreon.com/spassbremse Follow Spaßbremse on Twitter (@spassbremse_pod). Music by Lee Rosevere. Art by Franziska Schneider.

Transcontinental Overload
45. Driving, Dating & Dirndls: A Texan in Bavaria – with Alex Katte

Transcontinental Overload

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 65:00


Today's guest has made me miss not only one, but two places! Alex Katte, originally from Houston, TX, lives near Munich with her German husband and new baby son. We discuss the weird similarities between Bavarian and Texan cultures, the joys of driving without a speed limit, and the special charm of traditional clothing.Of course we also delve into the cultural differences, and how tricky it might be to incorporate two cultures within one family, the difficulties of the German language and what it's like to get married during the pandemic.If you're thinking about studying in Germany, the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) is a great resource! I hope you enjoy today's episode as much as I did! You can find Alex on Instagram, or follow her soon-to-be-revived blog. To read up on why I haven't been around, check my blog, and find me on Instagram, Facebook, or right here on my website.

History Explains It All
Mad King Ludwig II & His Castles

History Explains It All

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 95:04


This week we are taking a look at the life of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. He was an unusual king with an unusual rule. He preferred to live in the fantasy world in his head rather than in the real world. He became overly obsessed not only with Medieval German folklore, but also the composer Richard Wagner, whose work also centered around German folklore. He was referred to as Mad King Ludwig, and the story of his death is as mysterious as his life. Special Guests: Katelyn & Stefan Apologies for the background and mic noises on this one. Did my best to edit them. You can contact us at: historyexplainsall@gmail.com anchor.fm/historyexplainsall Links for our sources, photos & maps can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/historyexplainsitall Music used: Lord of the Land Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ One-eyed Maestro Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Logo design by Katelyn Meade-Malley: Portfolio Link: projectk2.portfoliobox.net/ LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/katelynn-meade-malley-134485102 Fiverr: fiverr.com/projectk2 Disclaimer: Neither host is any way a professional historian --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/historyexplainsall/message

The Not Old - Better Show
#660 Hitler's Munich - Dr. Michael Brenner

The Not Old - Better Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 29:22


Hitler's Munich - Dr. Michael Brenner The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Interview Series Welcome to The Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast. I'm Paul Vogelzang, and we've got another great show as part of our Smithsonian Associates Art Of Living author interview series.  Thank you so much for listening.  We've got a great guest today, who I'll introduce in just a moment…But, quickly, if you missed any episodes, last week was our 658th episode, and we spoke to author ‘The PIrate's Wife: The Remarkable True Story of Sarah Kidd,' available HERE on Apple Books for pre-order now. Two weeks ago, I spoke with  Kathy Kleiman about her new book, Proving Ground…a great interview about the first women programmers of the ENIAC computer  Wonderful stuff…If you missed those shows, you can go back and check them out along with my entire backlog of shows, all free for you there on our website, NotOldBetter.com…and if you leave a review, we will read it at the end of each show…leave reviews on Apple Podcasts for us. Today's interview is really amazing and so eye-opening…We are talking with Smithsonian Associate Dr. Michael Brenner.  Dr. Michael Brenner will be appearing at Smithsonian Associates coming up, so please check out our show notes for more details; but we have a wonderful interview with Dr. Michael Brenner today in anticipation of Michael Brenner's Smithsonian Associates presentation titled, Insurrection in a Bavarian Beer Hall.Hitler's Failed Putsch and Its Consequences In the aftermath of Germany's defeat in World War I and the failed November Revolution of 1918-19, the conservative government of Bavaria identified Jews with left-wing radicalism. Munich became a hotbed of right-wing extremism, with synagogues under attack and Jews physically assaulted in the streets. It was here that Adolf Hitler established the Nazi movement and developed his antisemitic ideas. Michael Brenner provides a gripping account of how Bavaria's capital city became the testing ground for Nazism and the Final Solution. Dr. Michael Brenner will describe in detail an electrifying narrative that takes readers from Hitler's return to Munich following the armistice to his calamitous Beer Hall Putsch in 1923. Dr. Brenner demonstrates why the city's transformation is crucial for understanding the Nazi era and the tragedy of the Holocaust. Dr. Brenner tells us how Hitler and his followers terrorized Munich's Jews and were aided by politicians, judges, police, and ordinary residents. Dr. Brenner shows how the city's Jews responded to the antisemitic backlash in many different ways--by declaring their loyalty to the state, by avoiding public life, or by abandoning the city altogether for a different perspective. That, of course, is our guest today, Dr. Michael Brenner reading from his new book, In Hitler's Munich.  Please join me in welcoming to the Smithsonian Associates Author Interview series Smithsonian Associate Dr. Michael Brenner. Thanks to Dr. Michael Brenner for joining me today and for his reading from his new book, In Hitler's Munich  Dr. Brenner's excellent preparation…really makes my job easy.  Making my job easy, and thanks, as well, to our wonderful Smithsonian team for all they do to support the show.  Thanks to you, our equally wonderful audience…please be safe, and I emphasize this because we need to all be safe by eliminating assault rifles.  Assault rifles should only be in military hands…they are killing our children and grandchildren in the very place they learn: School.  Please, let's do better by eliminating assault rifles…let's talk about better…The Not Old Better Show.  Thanks, everybody, and I'll see you next week.  Music today is from Smithsonian Folkways, Germany: Die Bluemelein sie schlafen / Ober de stelen straten / Schlaf in suesser Ruh (medley) For more details, please click HERE at Smithsonian Associates: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/insurrection-in-beer-hall