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Drink Beer, Think Beer With John Holl
Ep. 120 - Jean-Claude Tetreault of Trillium Brewing

Drink Beer, Think Beer With John Holl

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 58:18


For a brewery less than a decade old, it's been a hell of a ride for Trillium in Massachusetts. Starting in  a small cramped space near Boston's waterfront, to now boasting a growing roster of locations including restaurants and a farm, the brewery has been celebrated and scrutinized but always focused.  This is most apparent in the beers themselves. Sure, there are hazy IPAs and big imperial stouts but also beers that celebrate agriculture, or play with ingredients like wine grapes and honey.  So that he did a spontaneous blend, in the Belgian tradition shouldn't be a surprise. That they are elegant and fun to drink shouldn't be a surprise either.  These beers, as all of the growth, is deliberate and is a push towards a goal that has been coming more and more into focus over the years. Beers aside, J.C. Tetreault who founded the brewery with his wife Ester, has also been trying to build a better beer community and culture, even recently hosting a symposium on best practices to eliminate the sexist undertones and overtones that have been in and around the beer space.  On this episode he talks about all of that and more.  This Episode is sponsored by:NZ HopsNZ Hops, the co-operative of Master Hop Growers are a passionate collective of farms dedicated to innovation and sustainability. Leading the charge in sustainable farm practices, some NZ Hops farms have over five generations of knowledge that inform their composting program, used by growers to promote healthy regenerative growth of hops year upon year. This creates high quality soil, a critical component of healthy growing conditions. At NZ Hops, they feel that sustainability is not only being a steward for the land, but for our future.Athletic Brewing Co.Athletic Brewing Company's innovative process allows them to brew great-tastingcraft beer without the alcohol. From IPAs to stouts to golden ales and more, they offer a full selection of beers starting at only 50 calories. Now you can keep your head clear and enjoy the refreshing taste of beer anytime, anywhere. Place an order today atathleticbrewing.com and get free shipping on two six packs or more. New customerscan also get 10% off their entire order with code BeerEdge10. Limit one per customer.For more Drink Beer, Think Beer or to check out Beer Edge: The Newsletter for Beer Professionals, follow us on Twitter @thebeeredge and subscribe to our beer industry focused newsletter. There is more information, articles, and engaging content at Beer Edge. Host: John Holl Guest: J.C. Tetreault Sponsors:   NZ Hops, Athletic Brewing, and The Beer Edge Tags: Beer, Bars, COVID-19, Florida, Belgium, Food, Culinary Beers, Special Ingredients 

By Any Means Necessary
Billionaire Gains During Pandemic A Cause For Action, Not Despair

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 113:43


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Maurice Carney, co-founder and Executive Director of Friends of the Congo to discuss the anniversary of the assassination of Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba by Belgian and US forces, the pan-African vision that he had and why that posed a threat to the United States, the theft of Lumuba's remains and how it connects to historic theft from the African continent, and the role of the US government and corporations in the continued exploitation of the Congo.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Brian Mier, co-editor of Brasil Wire and author of Year of Lead: Washington, Wall Street and the New Imperialism in Brazil to discuss the political outlook in Brazil as it faces its presidential election later this year, the struggles that the Jair Bolsonaro faces as he tries to maintain his power, Steve Bannon and his movement's attention to Brazil and its upcoming election and Bannon's interest in the election, and the US interest in securing alliances in Latin America as it pursues a new cold war against Russia and China. In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Chris Garaffa, the editor of TechforthePeople.org to discuss Russia's arrest of key members of the REvil ransomware gang and skewed corporate media coverage of the arrests, models of governance of artificial intelligence coming out of China and what it means for the use of the technology, and more surveillance programs between home surveillance systems and police and the dangerous intrusions of privacy that such programs pose.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by James Early, Former Director of Cultural Heritage Policy at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage at the Smithsonian Institution and board member of the Institute for Policy Studies to discuss the abstraction of Martin Luther King Jr. and the working class character of his movement, the obscene accumulation of wealth by billionaires during the pandemic as working and poor people suffer its impacts, and the bailout to corporations that contributed to the massive transfer of wealth seen during the pandemic.

By Any Means Necessary
Remembering Patrice Lumumba and Western Exploitation of The Congo

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 17:55


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Maurice Carney, co-founder and Executive Director of Friends of the Congo to discuss the anniversary of the assassination of Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba by Belgian and US forces, the pan-African vision that he had and why that posed a threat to the United States, the theft of Lumuba's remains and how it connects to historic theft from the African continent, and the role of the US government and corporations in the continued exploitation of the Congo.

The Enormocast: a climbing podcast
Enormocast 234: Siebe Vanhee – The Talisman

The Enormocast: a climbing podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 70:37


On Episode 234 of the Enormocast, I connect via lousy internet with Belgian, Siebe Vanhee. At the moment of recording, Siebe is sitting inside the famous “Caf' in Yosemite valley – the appropriate site of so much spray over the years. Siebe is in the valley with Sebastien Berthe to attempt the Dawn Wall. Siebe … Continue reading "Enormocast 234: Siebe Vanhee – The Talisman"

The Other Stories | Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF Stories

This episode has been sponsored by our Writing Short Stories MiniCourse! A 7-day minicourse for those looking to dip their toes into the wonderful world of writing short scary stories. For more info head to https://www.TheOtherStories.Net/Minicourse72.3 FissureA couple with a strained relationship find a crack in their hallway wall. Unknown to them, something resides within the crack and it will say anything, or become anyone, to be free.Written by D.C. Hill (https://www.twitter.com/dan_hill)Narrated by Jasmine Arch (https://jasminearch.com/)Edited by Karl Hughes (https://twitter.com/karlhughes)With music by Andrew kn (https://freesound.org/Andrewkn/)And Thom Robson (https://www.thomrobsonmusic.com/)And sound effects were provided by Freesound.orgThe episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House (https://carrionhouse.com/)A quick thanks to our community managers, Joshua Boucher and Jasmine ArchAnd Carolyn O'Brien for helping with our submission reading.And to Ben Errington the ongoing explosion of content being fired out of his Social Media canon.Follow D.C. Hill at @dan_hill over on Twitter.Jasmine Arch is a writer, poet, narrator, podcaster and all-round chaos-for-brains Jasmine Arch lives in a nook of Belgian countryside with two horses, four dogs, and a husband who knows better than to distract her when she's writing. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Other Stories, NewMyths.com and Hybrid Fiction, among others. Find out more about her or her work at JasmineArch.com.You can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaverYou can join our Bookclub, Movieclub, and writing exercises over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaverT-shirts, mugs, posters, and comic books are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaverGet help with your short stories and your podcasts by heading to TheOtherStories.Net/servicesThe Other Stories is a production of the story studio, Hawk & Cleaver, and is brought to you with a Creative Commons – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. Don't change it. Don't sell it. But by all means… share the hell out of it. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

No Bad Ideas
The Archbishop's TikTok

No Bad Ideas

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 32:54


We're back! Sarah kicks us off with a Belgian church in a bind, and we turn it into a sensational scandal that might be the miracle that bring the flock back. Then Zach introduces us to the Squirrel Board and we take the concept of keeping squirrels as pets and turn it into a heartwarming tale of an unusual friendship between man and monster.  Plus: Benedetta's viral marketing campaign, an animal arms race, lovely British sitcoms, metaphors for community, and several hot priests.  Today's Bad Ideas™:  Idea #1 Idea #2 Support the show: http://patreon.com/NoBadIdeas See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Steering Committee
A game of inches

The Steering Committee

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 71:14


Episode 63: A game of inches We play with Matchbox cars, geek out on a special Ferrari, interact with some real car podcasters and discover how much cash our very first cars would cost us in 2022. IG: @ryanbahrke @thesteeringcommitteepodcast goodr sunglasses: Use the code STEERING15 at checkout for 15% off your first order at goodr.com. Swisstrax: Use the code STEER15 at checkout for 15% off your order at swisstrax.com. And for badass Belgian brews, visit our friends at Bruz Beers: bruzbeers.com.

Mountaineer Media Podcast
Episode 68 - John Miller

Mountaineer Media Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 43:02


John Miller is a Belgian writer, journalist, and filmmaker who produced a documentary about the history of Moundsville, West Virginia. The film is titled Moundsville and in it, he spotlights the town and its struggle to bounce back after several prosperous decades of shipping out steel, coal, glass and toys during the region's heyday. The documentary is available on PBS for free to watch right now. An extended version can be found at Moundsville.org right now as well.

The Cycling Podcast
S10 Ep1: Meet the World Tour's youngest rider

The Cycling Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 52:28


In our first episode of 2022 we meet the World Tour's youngest rider, Cian Uijtdebroeks. The 18-year-old Belgian has signed for Bora-Hansgrohe and will make his professional debut in Mallorca at the end of the month.  Already dubbed “the next Remco,” Uijtdebroeks came to wide attention when he won the junior edition of Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne in 2020 with a 50km solo breakaway.  But who is he, and how does an 18-year-old deal with the expectation and hype that comes with being a talented young rider in Belgium? Before Christmas, Richard went to meet him at the Uijtdebroeks family home close to the border between Flanders and Wallonia. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Supersapiens and Science in Sport. Supersapiens is a continuous glucose monitoring system that helps you make the right fuelling choices. See supersapiens.com For 25% off all your SiS products, go to scienceinsport.com and enter the code SISCP25 at the checkout. The Cycling Podcast is on Strava Friends of the Podcast Sign up as a Friend of the Podcast at thecyclingpodcast.com to listen to more than 60 exclusive episodes including the Christmas Selection Box collection.

HistoryPod
11th January 1923: French and Belgian troops marched into Germany and occupied the industrial Ruhr area

HistoryPod

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022


The occupation of the Ruhr was met with passive resistance by the German workers. Their strike was only called off on 26 September as rampant hyperinflation crippled the German ...

Reveal
Take No Prisoners

Reveal

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 51:01


In December 1944, Frank Hartzell was a young soldier pressed into fierce fighting during the Battle of the Bulge. He was there battling Nazi soldiers for control of the Belgian town of Chenogne, and he was there afterward when dozens of unarmed German prisoners of war were gunned down in a field.  Reporter Chris Harland-Dunaway travels to Belgium to tour Chenogne with Belgian historian Roger Marquet. Then he sits down with Bill Johnsen, a military historian and former dean of the Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, to ask why the Patton Papers don't accurately reflect Gen. George S. Patton's diary entries about Chenogne.  The massacre at Chenogne happened soon after the Malmedy massacre, during which Nazi troops killed unarmed American POWs. The German soldiers responsible were tried at Dachau, but the American soldiers who committed the massacre at Chenogne were never held accountable. Harland-Dunaway interviews Ben Ferencz, the last surviving lawyer from the Nuremberg Trials, about why the Americans escaped justice. And finally, Harland-Dunaway returns to Hartzell to explain what he's learned and to press Hartzell for a full accounting of his role that day in Chenogne.  This episode was originally broadcast July 28, 2018.  Don't miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.

Pharmacist's Voice
1 + 1 = 4.  What pharmacists can learn from Belgian Draft Horses

Pharmacist's Voice

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 40:43


There are a number of stories, clichés, and unpopular opinions in this episode.  I hope they help the profession of pharmacy and you as an individual pharmacist.     Thank you for listening to episode 130 of The Pharmacist's Voice ® Podcast!  ✌

The Steering Committee
Automobili Rally's Scott Simpson

The Steering Committee

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 94:45


Episode 62: We drink a healthy amount of bourbon and discuss the people, cars and culture that make Scott's Automobili Rally events world-class. And then we move on to building the perfect snowman, traveling with potbellied pigs and where to find Colorado's best roads. This is a good one and the longer you listen the better it gets! Buckle up! Learn more: automobilirally.com IG: @ryanbahrke @thesteeringcommitteepodcast @cannonsrun @automobilirally Thank you, sponsors! goodr sunglasses: Use the code STEERING15 at checkout for 15% off your first order at goodr.com. Swisstrax: Use the code STEER15 at checkout for 15% off your order at swisstrax.com. And for badass Belgian brews, visit our friends at Bruz Beers: bruzbeers.com.

Football Daily
Euro Leagues: Are Barcelona back?

Football Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 40:28


Are Barcelona back? That's the question that Steve Crossman, Spanish football author Guillem Balague, French football expert Julien Laurens and Belgian football journalist Kristof Terreur are asking. Can they afford Erling Haaland even though they haven't registered new signing Ferran Torres? The panel discuss what Barcelona needs to do to bring in one of Europe's biggest stars. Where will Philippe Coutinho go? And former AFCON winner Radhi Jaidi joins the pod to preview the tournament. 2'10 – Where has Jules been? 4'08 – Joan Laporta's comments on Barcelona “being back amongst the big players” 19'30 – Where will Philippe Coutinho go? 25'06 – Radhi Jaidi on AFCON

World Business Report
Low turnout as CES tech fair welcomes attendees

World Business Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 26:27


Turnout has been lower than usual at the CES 2022 tech fair in Las Vegas, with attendees able to physically attend after a virtual-only event last year. The BBC's James Clayton tells us what the mood is like at the event, while attendee Mark Gooday of Ashdown Engineering tells us what his business is getting out of being there. Plus, airlines are still finding themselves having to fly empty or near-empty planes in order to preserve precious landing slots at airports around Europe. Andre Orban of the Belgian website Aviation24 tells us how the government there has responded. Protests in Kazakhstan which began after fuel cost rises, following the scrapping of government price caps, have spread. Dr Diana Kudaibergenova of the Department of Sociology at Cambridge University tells us more about what's happening. And Allison Levitsky, Workplace Reporter for Protocol, tells us about how Silicon Valley companies are increasingly using T-groups, which offer a modern twist on the traditional business meeting.

Total Soccer Show: USMNT, EPL, MLS, Champions League and more ...
Americans in Action: January transfer window moves that have happened, might happen, or need to happen, featuring Pepi, Dike, Miles Robinson and more!

Total Soccer Show: USMNT, EPL, MLS, Champions League and more ...

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 76:08


Taylor is joined by Joe and Graham to discuss some of the Americans that have already moved in the January window, as well as some of the moves that have been rumored, a few players in desperate need of a new club, and the Americans in Scotland that have most impressed our resident Glaswegian. Players discussed in this episode include, but are not limited to... 1) Ricardo Pepi - How do Augsburg play and how will Pepi fit in? 2) Daryl Dike - A familiar manager could (could) mean good things for Dike! 3) Caden Clark - Back to New York isn't necessarily a bad thing 4) Miles Robinson - At home in Atlanta, for now. 5) James Sands - Will he and Graham become best friends? Probably. 6) Matthew Hoppe - Remember him? Hopefully a Belgian club does! 7) Sergino Dest - Should he stay or should he go? 8) Chris Mueller - Changing times at Hibs could be a problem for the new arrival. 9) Bryan Reynolds - Will he be released from Jose's punishment corner? Only time will tell. 10) Many, many more! Sponsors! This episode is brought to you by… Helix Sleep! Get up to $200 dollars off all mattress orders AND two free pillows by going to HelixSleep.com/TSS! DirecTV Stream! Go to DirecTV.com to learn more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

DTC Podcast
DTC 165: Muddy Bites CEO Jarod Steffes on Growing 1000% YOY By Delivering Delight and Mastering Memes

DTC Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 48:42


Subscribe to DTC Newsletter - https://dtcnews.link/signup Hello and welcome to the DTC Podcast, I'm Eric Dyck. If you haven't already, make sure you go to directtoconsumer.co right now and subscribe to our free, twice-weekly newsletter. Today's podcast is a doozy, as we chart the 1000% year-over-year growth of the category-defining, snacking sensation, Muddy Bites with founder and CEO Jarod Steffes. https://muddybites.com For years, ice cream manufacturers have put delicious chocolate at the bottom of their sundae cones. For many people, this quickly became their favorite part. Unfortunately, no one made just that... until now Muddy Bites stormed onto the scene with a sold-out Kickstarter campaign and hasn't slowed down since, growing 1000% year over year in its first year of full production. This podcast covers the key learnings and insights from Jarod's incredible growth journey including: The aha moment and the first steps are taken to make Muddy Bites real Hand rolling hundreds of thousands of muddy bites in the early days Why a Systems/ manufacturing investment changed the game and further built Muddy Bites moat How a partnership with Fuck Jerry and other meme pages have skyrocketed growth Why Amazon's internal team reach out when Muddy Bites went to #1 in the cookie category in weeks. This podcast is choc-full of velvety insights, and delicately wrapped in a tiny Belgian waffle cone, I hope you find it as delicious as I did… Follow Jarod on Twitter @JarodSteffes Subscribe to DTC Newsletter - https://dtcnews.link/signup Advertise on DTC - https://dtcnews.link/advertise Work with Pilothouse - https://dtcnews.link/pilothouse Follow us on Instagram & Twitter - @dtcnewsletter Watch this interview on YouTube - https://dtcnews.link/video

Manchester Football Social
Manchester United lose unbeaten start under Rangnick, Lukaku disrespects Chelsea and the latest Premier League transfer news

Manchester Football Social

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 50:48


Manchester United were beaten 0-1 by Wolves at Old Trafford last night, leading to plenty of questions. (Part 2, 18:51) Romelu Lukaku has given an interview which has stirred the pot at Chelsea. Has he disrespected his club, and what next for the Belgian? (Part 3, 31:23) The latest transfer news on Newcastle, West Ham and Everton.

History Unplugged Podcast
Europe's Babylon: 16th-Century Antwerp was a City of Wealth, Vice, Heresy, and Freedom

History Unplugged Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 52:39


Before Amsterdam, there was a dazzling North Sea port at the hub of the known world: the city of Antwerp. For half the sixteenth century, it was the place for breaking rules – religious, sexual, intellectual. Known as Europe's Babylon, the once-humble Belgian city had an outsized role in making the modern world.In the Age of Exploration, Antwerp was sensational like nineteenth-century Paris or twentieth-century New York. It was somewhere anything could happen or at least be believed: killer bankers, a market in secrets and every kind of heresy.And it was a place of change—a single man cornered all the money in the city and reinvented ideas of what money meant. Jews fleeing the Portuguese Inquisition needed Antwerp for their escape, thanks to the remarkable woman at the head of the grandest banking family in Europe. She set up an underground railroad for Jews so that they could flee persecution and find safe passage to friendlier lands like Poland or the Ottoman Empire.Thomas More opened Utopia there, Erasmus puzzled over money and exchanges, William Tyndale sheltered there and smuggled out his Bible in English until he was killed. Pieter Bruegel painted the town as The Tower of Babel.But when Antwerp rebelled with the Dutch against the Spanish and lost, all that glory was buried. The city that unsettled so many now became conformist. Mutinous troops burned the city records, trying to erase its true history.To discuss the growth and decline of this city is today's guest is Michael Pye, author of Europe's Babylon: The Rise and Fall of Antwerp's Golden Age.

The 2 Robbies
Lukaku Dropped Overshadows Chelsea 2-2 Liverpool, City Grow Their Lead & Wolves Stun Man Utd

The 2 Robbies

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 66:40


Robbie Mustoe is joined by special guest co-host Danny Higginbotham to recap Match Round 21 of the Premier League discussing the following:(1:00) Chelsea and Liverpool playing out at an entertaining 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge and how the future will play out for Romelu Lukaku after the Belgian was dropped by Thomas Tuchel following controversial comments in a recent interview.(18:20) Manchester City taking all 3 points at the Emirates but was it without controversy and did Arsenal deserve better?(33:00) Manchester United stunned at Old Trafford by Wolves thanks to Joao Moutinho's late winner(50:05) Tottenham stealing all 3 points late at Watford(56:10) West Ham holding on to stave off a Crystal Palace comeback to win 3-2 at Selhurst Park(1:00:00) Everton's funk continuing as Brighton take all 3 points at Goodison Park(1:03:20) Brentford coming from behind to defeat Aston Villa 2-1(1:04:00) And an important victory for Leeds United over Burnley at Elland Road

That Chelsea Podcast
Episode 68 “Belgian Waffle”

That Chelsea Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 57:25


We're joined by Nischal Schwager-Patel (@Nischal_SP) accredited journalist to help us look back on the 1-1 draw with Brighton as well as Chelsea's spirited 2-2 draw v Liverpool where Kovacic & Kante were on a different planet. We also discuss the Romelu Lukaku situation, how we've handled it and what comes next. We also answer your questions. Until the next episode KTBFFH

KBS WORLD Radio Korea 24
Korea 24 - 2022.01.03

KBS WORLD Radio Korea 24

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022


Korea24 – 2022.01.03. (Monday) News Briefing: President Moon Jae-in delivered the last New Year’s address of his presidency, where he expressed hope that the upcoming presidential election will be an opportunity for national unity. (Eunice KIM) In-Depth News Analysis: In his New Year’s address, President Moon also pledged to do everything he can to bring sustainable peace on the Korean peninsula. This comes after North Korea made little mention of South Korea or the US after wrapping up a key party meeting last week. For analysis on the situation on the peninsula, as well as prospects for the peace process in the year ahead, Professor Park Won-gon (박원곤) from the Department of North Korean studies at Ewha Womans University joins us on the line. Korea Trending with Walter Lee: 1. Starting from 2023, veterinary hospitals will be obligated to inform pet owners the cost of surgeries, and other treatments, before conducting such procedures. (동물병원 진료비 미리 알린다…수의사법 개정·공포) 2. Local scientists have developed a wearable tactile tone system that allows deaf people to ‘feel’ live music. (청각장애인도 국악 공연 즐긴다!) 3. A kind stranger helped an elderly woman wandering the streets in freezing temperatures return to her family. (영하 10도 거리 떨던 치매 노인, 외투 건네고 구한 이웃) Monday Sports Roundup: Three major international sporting events are scheduled for this year: The Beijing Winter Olympics, the Qatar FIFA World Cup and the Hangzhou Asian Games. Sports reporter Yoo Jee-ho from the Yonhap News Agency joins us on the line to preview the events and assess South Korea’s expectations. Morning Edition Preview with Gaby Magnuson: - In tomorrow’s Korea Herald, a feature by Lee Si-jin discusses the Metaverse and its rise in cultural mainstream use in South Korea. - In tomorrow’s Korea Times, Kwon Mee-yoo reports on a photo exhibition by Belgian photographer, Frederik Buyckx, as part of the 120th anniversary celebrations of Korean-Belgian diplomatic ties.

Unstoppable
211 - Anouck Gotlib - CEO of Belgian Boys

Unstoppable

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 31:52


“We make a living making people happy.” Anouck Gotlib has unlocked the key to happiness with her delicious Belgian treats! Here's how the CEO of Brooklyn-based Belgian Boys made sharing yummy, nostalgic Belgian treats with U.S. consumers a recipe for success. Listen to her story on this episode of #TheKaraGoldinShow    Sponsored by -   Shopify - Go to shopify.com/kara for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify's entire suite of features. BetterHelp - Get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp dot com slash karagoldin  Wix - Head over to Wix dot com and create your website today. Funjet - Use the promo code – FJ50 – for $50 off your next Funjet Vacation.   Call to Action:   Enjoying this episode of #TheKaraGoldinShow? Let Kara know by clicking on the links below and sending her a quick shout-out on social or reach out to Kara Goldin directly at karagoldin@gmail.com Follow Kara Goldin on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karagoldin/  Follow Kara Goldin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karagoldin/ Follow Kara Goldin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/karagoldin Follow Kara Goldin on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KaraGoldin/ Check out our website to view show notes: https://karagoldin.com/podcast   Bullet point list of key topics and the timestamps from the podcast episode:   00:42 - Introducing Anouck Gotlib 4:05 - Anouck's childhood in Belgium, meeting Greg, and the beginning of Belgian Boys 6:28 - Anouck's background in fashion before moving to Belgian Boys 9:47 - The most surprising parts of launching Belgian Boys 15:20 - Getting Belgian Boys into its first stores 18:29 - Troubleshooting with retailers and finding the right ones 19:05 - Launching Belgian Boys Breakfast at Target  20:48 - The new Belgian Boys French Toast 25:08 - Supply Chain issues especially in the pandemic 27:05 - Belgian Boys work with Misfits Market, upcycled Stroopwafel 28:55 - Wrap up and where to find Anouck and Belgian Boys   List of links to resources mentioned in episode, suggested reading & social media handles:   Belgian Boys's Website: https://www.belgianboys.com  Anouck's Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anouck-gotlib-82b96b2b/  Belgian Boys's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/belgianboys/  Belgian Boys's Twitter: https://twitter.com/belgianboys Anouck's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anouck.gotlib

The Conversation
Women in the chocolate business

The Conversation

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 27:23


Kim Chakanetsa speaks to two women who are making chocolate production both more sustainable and equitable. Vicki Bain is a South African chocolatier from Johannesburg who blends Belgian chocolate with the finest local and fresh African ingredients. Five years ago, Vicki left her job in environmental consulting to learn the craft of artisan chocolate making in Brussels. Her company, Chocoloza, is staffed only by women and has environmental and social concerns at its core. Treena Tecson from the Philippines is a professional chocolate taster and tree-to-bar chocolate maker. In 2017, Treena used her social media account to document the art and science of chocolate making. What started as a hobby soon turned into a small business - True Chocolate PH - and now Treena is also involved in cacao farming and post-harvest processing. Produced by Emily Naylor and Alice Gioia (Image: (L) Vicki Bain. (R) Treena Tecson, courtesy of Treena Tecson.)

talkSPORT Daily
Tuchel & Lukaku Set For Showdown After Liverpool Draw

talkSPORT Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 12:11


Chelsea and Liverpool finishes all square after a classic encounter at Stamford Bridge, Thomas Tuchel omits Romelu Lukaku from the match day squad and confirms he'll have a meeting with the Belgian this week, pressure mounts on Everton boss Rafa Benitez after a home defeat to Brighton and Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard rues their missed opportunities against Brentford. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Cyclocross Social Podcast
Cyclocross Social Podcast with Jens Dekker: X²O Badkamers Trofee Baal (episode 49)

Cyclocross Social Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 42:31


The cyclocross social podcast is back for the 2021-22 season! Today Noah is joined by Twan and Jens Dekker to talk about the X2O Trofee in Loenhout! The main talking point of the day is again Wout van Aert. The Belgian champion put in another crazy performance. Even a shoe change couldnt stop him today, but due to that Pidcock could make a real battle. We talk about that battle, the change and a bit more. We also talk about some other riders, like Iserbyt, Van kessel and Aerts The second part of the podcast is about the womens race. We talk about the battle between Alvarado and Brand for the win. We talk about the back of Alvarado, aswell as the emotional Brand after the race. We also tak about Betsema, Vas and Munro! Listen to this, and much more, in this episode of the cyclocross social podcast! Any comments, reactions and feedback can be sent to Noah@cyclocrosss.com

ESPN FC
Lukaku's Inter-view

ESPN FC

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 42:07


The FC crew react to the second part of Romelu Lukaku's bombshell interview in which the Belgian expresses his love of Inter and desire to return to the Italian club in the near future. Plus, the guys preview two massive clashes in the Premier League and question if the title race is finished if Chelsea and Liverpool draw on Sunday.

Canuck Crosscast
Episode 19: Kersteperiode and a little Mailbagging

Canuck Crosscast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 62:35


We catch up to talk about the first chunk of Kersteperiode, the best races so far, why the Dutch and Belgians are so dang good at Cyclocross, and answer a few mailbag questions. Enjoy!

Cyclocross Social Podcast
Cyclocross Social Podcast: X²O Badkamers Trofee Loenhout (episode 48)

Cyclocross Social Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 38:41


The cyclocross social podcast is back for the 2021-22 season! Today Noah is joined by Twan and Issam to talk about the X2O Trofee in Loenhout! The main talking point of the day is again Wout van Aert. The Belgian champion put in another crazy performance. He was in control of the race, so we obviously talk about that. But we also talk about the likes of Michael Vanthournhout, Toon Aerts and go into the back issues of Mathieu van der Poel. The second part of the podcast is about the womens race. We talk about the battle between Betse,a, Van Anrooij and Brand for the win. We go into the details of that battle, aswell as some riders further down in the top 10. We also talk about some brits and americans outside the top 10 Listen to this, and much more, in this episode of the cyclocross social podcast! Any comments, reactions and feedback can be sent to Noah@cyclocrosss.com

BAOS: Beer & Other Shhh Podcast
Episode #86: Just Be F**king Kind with Christina Owczarek of XhAle Brew Co. | Adjunct Series

BAOS: Beer & Other Shhh Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 121:14


For our final episode of 2021, we're taking it back full circle. Fellow Australian expat Christina Owczarek started her brewery, XhAle Brew Co., mid-pandemic in 2020 and has gone from strength to strength this year, so much so that we had to get her back on to wrap up this 365. Christina updated us on everything that's gone down, from a slew of new beers to winning an Alberta Beverage Award for her Belgian-style Saison, from speaking up to out abusers in the wider food and beverage industry to her deep community work, this was a genuine, open, honest and raw conversation. Cee crushed XhAle's See Ya Next Tuesday Australian Cölsch, Mates For Life British Golden Ale with Coffee, and They Weren't Raging Against White Goods Belgian Saison, while Christina cracked open Nickel Brook x BAOS Podcast's Green Apple Lager collab and L'Espace Public x BAOS Podcast's Bière De Vacances (Bleuet Goyave) collab. Happy Holidays, see y'all next year! BAOS Podcast Subscribe to the podcast on YouTube | Website | Theme tune: Cee - BrewHeads

No Bad Dogs Podcast
E088- Their Belgian Malinois won't listen....

No Bad Dogs Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 59:29


In this podcast, we talk about how to work with a high drive dog. What do you have to do as a dog owner to be successful with a working dog. This Mal reacts to anything on wheels and their dog won't heel at all outside. She pulls on the leash and chokes herself out even with the flat collar on! PLUS MUCH MORE!! Enjoy ❤️ Join the No Bad Dogs Members Club! Want me to answer your dog training questions? Leave a review with your question and I will ask on the next episode!  Instagram- @tomdavis @nobadogs 

Chart Music
Chart Music #63: December 28th 1972 – Thank God For Belgian World In Action

Chart Music

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 437:47


The latest episode of the podcast which asks; Singleton Noakes Purvis and Judd, or Baxter Woollard and Rodd – who was the better Prog band?Santa has come once more to Chart Music, Pop-Crazed Youngsters – but this year he's decided not to curl one off into our stocking, and has dropped off what is indisputably the greatest episode of the Pops we've chanced upon thus far in our five-year odyssey, plucked from the very dawning of the Golden Age. No, it's not a Xmas Day one – that year's episode, featuring Jinglenonce OBE introducing Clair by Gilbert O'Sullivan, has been plunged into the memory hole – but as always it's an opportunity for the show ponies of Our Brand New Favourite Year For Pop to have a trot-about, egged on by Tony Blackburn and his foul nemesis Edmonds.Musicwise, GASP: a combination of old chancers and young upstarts team up to drag Pop away from the foul mung of the Sixventies, the Heads are chased off by unkempt youths in spangles, and the result is a glorious year for singles – and this episode of TOTP is a non-stop barrage of banger after banger after banger after banger. Mike Leander invents the DNA of Glam. Donny Osmond demonstrates why eleven year-old girls turn up at his hotel with sledgehammers. After some KID'S LIB INNIT, Hilda Woodward casts an eerie spell and enchants the Kids into the worst occurrence of Granny Claps ever seen on Top Of The Pops. Roberta Flack takes over on piano. THE PEOPLE'S BAND shake a silvery top hat. Benny Hill delivers last year's Xmas #1. Chicory Tip whip the silver and gold-booted hooligans of Sheffield into a frenzy. Cherry Gillespie's three-day ordeal in wrapping paper bondage mercifully comes to an end. Mary Whitehouse's masturbatory nightmares are relived once more, with the assistance of Rolf Harris. Then it's the three-punch knockout of Utah Valhalla, the Jackson 5 and the Blessed Marc before Ringo pitches up at the end. Neil Kulkarni and Taylor Parkes join Al Needham for a celebration of Top Of The Pops at its most godlike, gleefully veering off on such tangents as famous pianos we have played on, schoolkids in London being forced to watch The Third Ear Band, Saddam Hussein's choice of Christmas chocolate, why Americans are so rubbish when it comes to Christmas #1's, Levi Stubbs fails to get a good night's sleep, and a brief chat about some film that the Beatles are in. TUCK IN, POP-CRAZED YOUNGSTERS – and treat yourself to some lovely festive swearing… Video Playlist | Subscribe | Facebook | Twitter | The Chart Music Wiki | Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Chart Music
63 (Pt 4): 28.12.1972 – Thank God For Belgian World In Action

Chart Music

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 122:10


Neil Kulkarni, Taylor Parkes and Al Needham gleefully rip into the final part of their exhumation of the last TOTP episode of 1972, and it's banger after banger after banger. The Osmonds begin their journey on the Highway to whatever Mormons think is Hell! Chuck Berry tempts the youth into mutual masturbation in Coventry, while Rolf Harris tries to distract them! Michael Jackson and his family steal in near the end to drop the performance of the night! We drool over T Rex for ages! And there's Ringo! HAPPY 1973, POP-CRAZED YOUNGSTERS!Video Playlist | Subscribe | Facebook | Twitter | The Chart Music Wiki | Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Chart Music
#63 (Pt 3): 28.12.1972 – Thank God For Belgian World In Action

Chart Music

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 135:55


Taylor Parkes, Neil Kulkarni and Al Needham ramp up their excitement at this astonishing episode of The Pops as the hits keep on coming. We get the twin piano attack of Hilda Woodward and Roberta Flack, followed by the Wolverhampton Tramps of the Future. Benny Hill returns for one last slap of the bald head of chart success, Chicory Tip nick a hit record off poor Giogio Moroder, and Cherry Gillespie sits in a huge paper bag for three days, being let out to emote to Harry Nilsson… Video Playlist | Subscribe | Facebook | Twitter | The Chart Music Wiki | Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

¡Qué Golazo! A Daily CBS Soccer Podcast
Lukaku comes to Chelsea's rescue on goal-filled Boxing Day | Weekend recap & analysis (Soccer 12/26)

¡Qué Golazo! A Daily CBS Soccer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 62:54


Romelu Lukaku came back with a bang to secure a comeback victory for the Blues. Heath Pearce and Jimmy Conrad discuss the Belgian's impact from the bench for the London club, and relive the rest of the Premier League's Boxing Day action. Who would win between Arsenal and Tottenham? Can West Ham rediscover their early-season form? And can Pep Guardiola win another league title without a No. 9? Qué Golazo' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. Follow the Qué Golazo team on  Twitter: @quegolazopod, @lmechegaray, @JimmyConrad, @FabrizioRomano, @Jon_LeGossip, @jamesbenge, @heathpearce, @LRoman32, @PartidoPooper Watch Qué Golazo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/QueGolazo For more soccer coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Chart Music
#63 (Pt 2): 28.12.1972 – Thank God For Belgian World In Action

Chart Music

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 97:01


Taylor Parkes, Neil Kulkarni and Al Needham begin their submergence into Top Of The Pops '72, and discuss the less-than-immaculate interplay between Tony Blackburn and his foul nemesis Edmonds. Mike Leander (and his singer, who we're not supposed to talk about these days, but do) drops his magnum opus. Donny Osmond does some Weenybopper edging and bats his eyelids like a rabbit trapped in a fence. And Alice Cooper blows up a school and gets Mary Whiteshouse's knickers in a twist…Video Playlist | Subscribe | Facebook | Twitter | The Chart Music Wiki | Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Chart Music
#63 (Pt 1): 28.12.1972 – Thank God For Belgian World In Action

Chart Music

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 87:41


Neil Kulkarni, Taylor Parkes and Al Needham frenziedly lay out the most spanglfierous buffet of Pop ever witnessed on Chart Music, as we go all the way back to late 1972 and the dawning of the Golden Age of our weekly Thursday Night Pop Treat. As they assemble a pyramid of Watneys Party Four and fill a paddling pool with Angel Delight, they learn that people were moaning about Top Of The Pops even then, examine the musical output of the Inner London Education Authority, have a flick through Melody Maker and – in the spirit of the season – Neil tenderly forgives Al for accusing him of liking Kiss in 1986… Video Playlist | Subscribe | Facebook | Twitter | The Chart Music Wiki | Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Flight Through Entirety: A Doctor Who Podcast
Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World

Flight Through Entirety: A Doctor Who Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 64:23


When loveable middle-class white lady Sue Brockman (Claire Skinner) loses her husband Pete (Hugh Dennis) when his plane goes missing over the English Channel, she decides to withhold that information from her children (Tyger Drew-Honey, Daniel Roche and Ramona Marquez), because she is afraid it might ruin their Christmas (which it totally would). But her world is soon turned upside-down by a mysterious stranger (a very young Prince Philip in his first television role), who beguiles the children with hot and cold running lemonade before whisking them off to an extraterrestrial forest which is about to have massive vats of acid dumped on it. Meanwhile, surprisingly, obnoxiously messianic lion Aslan (Liam Neeson) is nowhere to be found. Mark McManus and Pete Lambert guest star. It's The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe. Notes and Links Here's The Young Ones parodying The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Claire Skinner also started in the Outnumbered Christmas Special The Broken Santa in 2011, which was watched by 8.47 million people. (This episode of Doctor Who was watched by 10.77 million viewers. So take that, Claire.) Bill Bailey, who plays Droxil in this episode, admits publicly that he is a massive Doctor Who fan, which we think is terribly brave. Here he is playing the Doctor Who theme reimagined as Belgian jazz. You really need to watch it. Arabella Weir starred as the Doctor in a Big Finish audio story called Exile, part of its Doctor Who Unbound series. Pete was not impressed. Wizards vs Aliens was created by Russell T Davies and Phil Ford in 2012, in a way to replace The Sarah Jane Adventures after the death of Lis Sladen. Its second episode, Grazlax Attacks was a hilarious rip-off of Gremlins (1984). And finally, the prequel scene to this episode was included in the DVD and Blu-ray releases of Doctor Who Series 7 in both the US and UK. Follow us Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, Brendan is @brandybongos, Pete is @Prof_Quiteamess, and Mark is @QuarkMcMalus. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. Pete and Mark are frequent contributors to the Trap One Podcast, and can both be heard on the Blakes 7 podcast, Maximum Power. We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on Apple Podcasts, or we'll come over to your house again and be so quirky and zany that your children will end up loving us much more than they love you. And more You can find Jodie into Terror, our flashcast on the Whittaker Era of Doctor Who, at jodieintoterror.com, at @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and wherever podcasts can be found. We will be releasing our take on the New Year's Day Special Eve of the Daleks sometime very early in January. Our James Bond commentary podcast is called Bondfinger, and you can find that at bondfinger.com, at @bondfingercast on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else as well. We just released a new episode a couple of days ago, a spoilerrific roundtable discussion of the most recent James Bond film No Time to Die. We can also be heard on the Blakes 7 podcast Maximum Power, which has finished its coverage of Series A of Blakes 7, and which will be returning to discuss Series B early in the new year. And finally, there's our new Star Trek commentary podcast, Untitled Star Trek Project, featuring Nathan and friend-of-the-podcast Joe Ford. In our most recent episode, we had a great time watching an episode of the hilarious Star Trek cartoon series Lower Decks — I, Excretus.

Bleeding Claret and Cobalt
The Road to the First Team w/ Arnold Rijsenburg, RSL Academy Director of Coaching

Bleeding Claret and Cobalt

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 46:40


Arnold Rijsenburg, RSL Academy Director of Coaching, stops by to talk with Trey about his journey from the Belgian youth national team to RSL, and some of the success he has seen from the U-15 and U-17 teams this year. Also, stay tuned for an academy coaching announcement that brings a familiar face back to the club. Bleeding Claret and Cobalt is presented by 1Wire Fiber 1Wire Fiber – A Utah-based IT & network company working with any sized businesses, creating custom solutions to meet all of your needs. Visit us at 1wirefiber.com or call us at 1-801-990-62001 Follow us on Twitter @ClaretCobalt --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/claretandcobalt/message

Midnight Train Podcast
Christmas Disasters

Midnight Train Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 115:39


For bonuses and to support the show, sign up at www.patreon.com/themidnighttrainpodcast   This week is our Christmas special here on the train. First, we've covered Krampus, Christmas killings, and ghost story Christmas traditions. Then, in keeping with our tradition of crazy Christmas episodes, today, we bring you some crazy Christmas disasters! Christmas isn't immune to crazy shit going on, from natural disasters to fires. Not only that, we're giving you guys a pretty good dose of history today. So with that being said, let's get into some crazy Christmas stuff!   While this first topic isn't necessarily a disaster in the usual sense, it definitely caused nothing but problems. And yes, it's a disaster. In 1865 on Christmas Eve, something happened that would change things for many people in this country and still causes grief to this day. While most people in the u.s. were settling down for the night with their families, leaving milk out for Santa, and tucking the kids in for the night, a group of men in Pulaski, Tennessee, were getting together for a very different purpose. Frank McCord, Richard Reed, John Lester, John Kennedy, J. Calvin Jones, and James Crowe were all officers with the Confederacy in the civil war. That night, they got together to form a group inspired at least in part by the then largely defunct Sons of Malta. While it started as a social club, within months, it would turn into one of the most nefarious groups around, the Ku Klux Klan. According to The Cyclopædia of Fraternities (1907), "Beginning in April, 1867, there was a gradual transformation. ...The members had conjured up a veritable Frankenstein. They had played with an engine of power and mystery, though organized on entirely innocent lines, and found themselves overcome by a belief that something must lie behind it all – that there was, after all, a serious purpose, a work for the Klan to do." It borrowed parts of the initiation ceremony from the sons of Malta with the same purpose: "ludicrous initiations, the baffling of public curiosity, and the amusement for members were the only objects of the Klan," according to Albert Stevens in 1907. In the summer of 1867, local branches of the Klan met in a general organizing convention. They established what they called an "Invisible Empire of the South." Leading Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest was chosen as the first leader, or "grand wizard," of the Klan; he presided over a hierarchy of grand dragons, grand titans, and grand cyclops. The organization of the Ku Klux Klan coincided with the beginning of the second phase of post-Civil War Reconstruction, put into place by the more radical members of the Republican Party in Congress. After rejecting President Andrew Johnson's relatively lenient Reconstruction policies from 1865 to 1866, Congress passed the Reconstruction Act over the presidential veto. Under its provisions, the South was divided into five military districts. Each state was required to approve the 14th Amendment, which granted "equal protection" of the Constitution to formerly enslaved people and enacted universal male suffrage. From 1867 onward, Black participation in public life in the South became one of the most radical aspects of Reconstruction. Black people won elections to southern state governments and even the U.S. Congress. For its part, the Ku Klux Klan dedicated itself to an underground campaign of violence against Republican leaders and voters (both Black and white) to reverse the policies of Radical Reconstruction and restore white supremacy in the South. They were joined in this struggle by similar organizations such as the Knights of the White Camelia (launched in Louisiana in 1867) and the White Brotherhood. At least 10 percent of the Black legislators elected during the 1867-1868 constitutional conventions became victims of violence during Reconstruction, including seven who were killed. White Republicans (derided as "carpetbaggers" and "scalawags") and Black institutions such as schools and churches—symbols of Black autonomy—were also targets for Klan attacks. By 1870, the Ku Klux Klan had branches in nearly every southern state. The Klan did not boast a well-organized structure or clear leadership even at its height. Local Klan members, often wearing masks and dressed in the organization's signature long white robes and hoods, usually carried out their attacks at night. They acted on their own but supported the common goals of defeating Radical Reconstruction and restoring white supremacy in the South. Klan activity flourished particularly in the regions of the South where Black people were a minority or a slight majority of the population and were relatively limited in others. Among the most notorious zones of Klan activity was South Carolina, where in January 1871, 500 masked men attacked the Union county jail and lynched eight Black prisoners. Though Democratic leaders would later attribute Ku Klux Klan violence to poorer southern white people, the organization's membership crossed class lines, from small farmers and laborers to planters, lawyers, merchants, physicians, and ministers. In the regions where most Klan activity took place, local law enforcement officials either belonged to the Klan or declined to act against it. Even those who arrested Klansmen found it difficult to find witnesses willing to testify against them.    Other leading white citizens in the South declined to speak out against the group's actions, giving them implicit approval. After 1870, Republican state governments in the South turned to Congress for help, resulting in three Enforcement Acts, the strongest of which was the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871.   For the first time, the Ku Klux Klan Act designated certain crimes committed by individuals as federal offenses, including conspiracies to deprive citizens of the right to hold office, serve on juries and enjoy the equal protection of the law. In addition, the act authorized the president to suspend the habeas corpus, arrest accused individuals without charge, and send federal forces to suppress Klan violence. For those of us dummies that may not know, a "writ of habeas corpus" (which literally means to "produce the body") is a court order demanding that a public official (such as a warden) deliver an imprisoned individual to the court and show a valid reason for that person's detention. The procedure provides a means for prison inmates or others acting on their behalf to dispute the legal basis for confinement.   This expansion of federal authority–which Ulysses S. Grant promptly used in 1871 to crush Klan activity in South Carolina and other areas of the South–outraged Democrats and even alarmed many Republicans. From the early 1870s onward, white supremacy gradually reasserted its hold on the South as support for Reconstruction waned; by the end of 1876, the entire South was under Democratic control once again.   Now, this was just the first version of the Klan. A second version started up in the early 1900s and later on another revival which is the current iteration of the Klan. We're not going to go into the later versions of the Klan because well…. Fuck 'em! We've already given them too much air time! But… This most definitely qualifies as a Christmas disaster.   Next up, we have a couple natural disasters.    First up, Cyclone Tracy. Cyclone Tracy has been described as the most significant tropical cyclone in Australia's history, and it changed how we viewed the threat of tropical cyclones to northern Australia.   Five days before Christmas 1974, satellite images showed a tropical depression in the Arafura Sea, 700 kilometers (or almost 435 miles for us Americans) northeast of Darwin.   The following day the Tropical Cyclone Warning Center in Darwin warned that a cyclone had formed and gave it the name Tracy. Cyclone Tracy was moving southwest at this stage, but as it passed the northwest of Bathurst Island on December 23, it slowed down and changed course.   That night, it rounded Cape Fourcroy and began moving southeast, with Darwin directly in its path.   The first warning that Darwin was under threat came at 12:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve when a top-priority flash cyclone warning was issued advising people that Cyclone Tracy was expected to make landfall early Christmas morning.   Despite 12 hours' warning of the cyclone's impending arrival, it fell mainly on deaf ears.   Residents were complacent after a near-miss from Cyclone Selma a few weeks before and distracted by the festive season.   Indeed in the preceding decade, the Bureau of Meteorology had identified 25 cyclones in Northern Territory waters, but few had caused much damage. Severe Tropical Cyclone Tracy was a small but intense system at landfall.   The radius of the galeforce winds extended only 50 kilometers from the eye of the cyclone, making it one of the most miniature tropical cyclones on record, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).   Records show that at least six tropical cyclones had severely impacted Darwin before Tracy.   The worst of these was in January 1897 when a "disastrous hurricane" nearly destroyed the settlement, and 28 people died.   However, unlike Tracy, it is thought this cyclone did not directly pass over Darwin.   And while Tracy was reported as a category four cyclone, some meteorologists today believe it may have been a category five shortly before it made landfall.   At midnight on Christmas Day, wind gusts greater than 100 kilometers or over 62 miles per hour began to be recorded.   The cyclone's center reached East Point at 3:15 a.m. and landed just north of Fannie Bay at 3:30 a.m.   Tracy was so strong it bent a railway signal tower in half.    The city was devastated by the cyclone. At least 90 percent of homes in Darwin were demolished or badly damaged. Forty-five vessels in the harbor were wrecked or damaged.   In addition to the 65 people who died, 145 were admitted to the hospital with serious injuries.   Vegetation was damaged up to 80 kilometers away from the coast, and Darwin felt eerily quiet due to the lack of insect and birdlife.   Within a week after the cyclone hit, more than 30,000 Darwin residents had been evacuated by air or road. That's more than two-thirds of the population at that time.   Cyclone Tracy remains one of Australia's most significant disasters.   As Murphy wrote 10 years after the cyclone: "The impact of Cyclone Tracy has reached far beyond the limits of Darwin itself. All along the tropical coasts of northern Australia and beyond a new cyclone awareness has emerged."   Merry fucking Christmas! Damn, that sucks. The information in this section came from an article on abc.net.au   Next up, we are going way back. The Christmas Flood of 1717 resulted from a northwesterly storm, which hit the coastal area of the Netherlands, Germany, and Scandinavia on Christmas night of 1717. During the night of Christmas, 1717, the coastal regions of the Netherlands, Germany, and Scandinavia were hit by a severe north-western storm. It is estimated that 14,000 people died. It was the worst flood for four centuries and the last significant flood to hit the north of the Netherlands.   In the countryside to the north of the Netherlands, the water level rose up to a few meters. The city of Groningen rose up to a few feet. In the province of Groningen, villages that were situated directly behind the dikes were nearly swept away. Action had to be taken against looters who robbed houses and farms under the fraudulent act of rescuing the flood victims. In total, the flood caused 2,276 casualties in Groningen. 1,455 homes were either destroyed or suffered extensive damage. Most livestock was lost.   The water also poured into Amsterdam and Haarlem and the areas around Dokkum and Stavoren. Over 150 people died in Friesland alone. In addition, large sections of Northern Holland were left underwater and the area around Zwolle and Kampen. In these areas, the flood only caused material damage. In Vlieland, however, the sea poured over the dunes, almost entirely sweeping away the already-damaged village of West-Vlieland.   We also found this report from a German website. It's been translated, so our apologies if it's wonky.    "According to tradition, several days before Christmas, it had blown strong and sustained from the southwest. Shortly after sunset on Christmas Eve, the wind suddenly turned from west to northwest and eased a little. The majority of the residents went to bed unconcerned, because currently was half moon and the next regular flood would not occur until 7 a.m. At the time when the tide was supposed to have been low for a long time, however, a drop in the water level could not be determined. Allegedly between 1 and 2 a.m. the storm began to revive violently accompanied by lightning and thunder. Between 3 and 4 o'clock in the morning the water reached the top of the dike. The current and waves caused the dike caps to break, so that the tide rolled over the dike into the flat land with a loud roar of thunder. Many only had time to save themselves in the dark on the floor under the roof. Most of the time there was not even time to take clothes, drinking water and some food with you. Numerous houses could not withstand the rising water and the current. In the higher and higher water and the increasing current, windows were Doors and entire walls dented. Allegedly the hurricane and the storm surge raged against the coast for three full days, so that it was not until December 28 that the water fell so far that one could come to the aid of one's neighbors with simply built "boats." In many places, the dykes had been razed to the ground, which meant that in lower-lying areas, every regular flood caused renewed flooding. At the places where the dykes were broken, deep valleys, some of which were large, formed. In many places where the dike is led around in a semi-arch, these walls, also known as pools or bracken, are still visible and testify to the force of the water. At that time, many people are said to have believed that the march was forever lost. In the low-lying areas, the water was later covered with ice floes, sometimes held up for months. Up until the summer months, bodies were said to have been found repeatedly during the clean-up work on the alluvial piles of straw and in the trenches. Many people who survived the flood later fell victim to so-called marching fever. New storm surges in the following years ruined the efforts for the first time to get the dike back into a defensible condition, and many houses, which were initially only damaged, have now been completely destroyed. Numerous small owners left the country so that the Hanover government even issued a ban on emigration."   Looks like the Netherlands got a proper Christmas fucking as well! Some towns were so severely destroyed that nothing was left, and they simply ceased to exist. Damn.    Cyclones and floods… What else does mother nature have for us? Well, how's about an earthquake! On Friday, December 26, 2003, at 5:26 a.m., Bam city in Southeastern Iran was jolted by an earthquake registering a 6.5 magnitude on the Richter scale. This was the result of the strike-slip motion of the Bam fault, which runs through this area. The earthquake's epicenter was determined to be approximately six miles southwest of the city. Three more significant aftershocks and many smaller aftershocks were also recorded, the last of which occurred over a month after the main earthquake. To date, official death tolls have 26,271 fatalities, 9000 injured, and 525 still missing. The city of Bam is one of Iran's most ancient cities, dating back to 224A.D. Latest reports and damage estimates are approaching the area of $1.9 billion. A United Nations report estimated that about 90% of the city's buildings were 60%-100% damaged, while the remaining buildings were between 30%-60% damaged. The crazy part about the whole thing… The quake only lasted for about 8 seconds.   Now I know what you're thinking… That's not Christmas… Well, there spanky, the night of the 25th, Christmas, people started to feel minor tremors that would preface the quake, so fuck you, it counts.   We have one more natural disaster for you guys, and this one most of you guys probably remember. And this one was another that started last Christmas night and rolled into the 26th, also known as boxing day. So we're talking about the Boxing Day Tsunami and the Indian ocean earthquake in 2004.    A 9.1-magnitude earthquake—one of the largest ever recorded—ripped through an undersea fault in the Indian Ocean, propelling a massive column of water toward unsuspecting shores. The Boxing Day tsunami would be the deadliest in recorded history, taking a staggering 230,000 lives in a matter of hours.   The city of Banda Aceh on the northern tip of Sumatra was closest to the powerful earthquake's epicenter, and the first waves arrived in just 20 minutes. It's nearly impossible to imagine the 100-foot roiling mountain of water that engulfed the coastal city of 320,000, instantly killing more than 100,000 men, women, and children. Buildings folded like houses of cards, trees, and cars were swept up in the oil-black rapids, and virtually no one caught in the deluge survived.   Thailand was next. With waves traveling 500 mph across the Indian Ocean, the tsunami hit the coastal provinces of Phang Nga and Phuket an hour and a half later. Despite the time-lapse, locals and tourists were utterly unaware of the imminent destruction. Curious beachgoers even wandered out among the oddly receding waves, only to be chased down by a churning wall of water. The death toll in Thailand was nearly 5,400, including 2,000 foreign tourists.   An hour later, on the opposite side of the Indian Ocean, the waves struck the southeastern coast of India near the city of Chennai, pushing debris-choked water kilometers inland and killing more than 10,000 people, primarily women and children, since many of the men were out fishing. But some of the worst devastations were reserved for the island nation of Sri Lanka, where more than 30,000 people were swept away by the waves and hundreds of thousands left homeless.   As proof of the record-breaking strength of the tsunami, the last victims of the Boxing Day disaster perished nearly eight hours later when swelling seas and rogue waves caught swimmers by surprise in South Africa, 5,000 miles from the quake's epicenter.   Vasily Titov is a tsunami researcher and forecaster with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Center for Tsunami Research. He credits the unsparing destructiveness of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami on the raw power of the earthquake that spawned it. The quake originated in a so-called megathrust fault, where heavy oceanic plates subduct beneath lighter continental plates.    "They are the largest faults in the world and they're all underwater," says Titov.   The 2004 quake ruptured a 900-mile stretch along the Indian and Australian plates 31 miles below the ocean floor. Rather than delivering one violent jolt, the earthquake lasted an unrelenting 10 minutes, releasing as much pent-up power as several thousand atomic bombs.   In the process, massive segments of the ocean floor were forced an estimated 30 or 40 meters (up to 130 feet) upward. The effect was like dropping the world's most giant pebble in the Indian Ocean with ripples the size of mountains extending out in all directions.   Titov emphasizes that tsunamis look nothing like the giant surfing break-style waves that many imagine.   "It's a wave, but from the observer's standpoint, you wouldn't recognize it as a wave," Titov says. "It's more like the ocean turns into a white water river and floods everything in its path."   Once caught in the raging waters, the debris will finish the job if the currents don't pull you under.   "In earthquakes, a certain number of people die but many more are injured. It's completely reversed with tsunamis," says Titov. "Almost no injuries, because it's such a difficult disaster to survive."   Holy fuck… That's insane!   Well, there are some crazy natural disasters gifted to us by mother nature. So now let's take a look at some man-made disasters… And there are some bad ones.    First up is the 1953 train wreck on Christmas Eve in New Zealand. So this is actually a mix of mother nature fucking people and a man-made structure failing. This event is also referred to as the Tangiwai disaster. The weather on Christmas Eve was fine, and with little recent rain, no one suspected flooding in the Whangaehu River. The river appeared normal when a goods train crossed the bridge around 7 p.m. What transformed the situation was the sudden release of approximately 2 million cubic meters of water from the crater lake of nearby Mt Ruapehu. A 6-meter-high wave containing water, ice, mud, and rocks surged, tsunami-like, down the Whangaehu River. Sometime between 10.10 and 10.15 p.m., this lahar struck the concrete pylons of the Tangiwai railway bridge.   Traveling at approximately 65 km per hour, locomotive Ka 949 and its train of nine carriages and two vans reached the severely weakened bridge at 10.21 p.m. As the bridge buckled beneath its weight, the engine plunged into the river, taking all five second-class carriages with it. The torrent force destroyed four of these carriages – those inside had little chance of survival.   The leading first-class carriage, Car Z, teetered on the edge of the ruined bridge for a few minutes before breaking free from the remaining three carriages and toppling into the river. It rolled downstream before coming to rest on a bank as the water level fell. Remarkably, 21 of the 22 passengers in this carriage survived. Evidence suggested that the locomotive driver, Charles Parker, had applied the emergency brakes some 200 m from the bridge, which prevented the last three carriages from ending up in the river and saved many lives. Even still, 151 of the 285 passengers and crew died that night in the crash.   This information was taken from nzhistory.gov.    Next up is the Italian Hall disaster.    Before it was called Calumet, the area was known as Red Jacket. And for many, it seemed to be ground zero for the sprawling copper mining operations that absorbed wave after wave of immigrants into the Upper Peninsula.   Red Jacket itself was a company town for the Calumet and Hecla Mining Company, a large firm that in the 1870s was known as the world's largest copper producer. For a time, C&H had the world's deepest copper mines.   But the company wasn't immune from the organized labor push that swept across the Keweenaw Peninsula and other parts of the U.P. in 1913. Miners in Montana and Colorado had unionized, and in July of that year, the Western Federation of Miners called a strike against all Copper Country mines. According to a mining journal published that year, they were pushing for a $3 daily wage, 8-hour days, safer working conditions, and representation.   "The strike took place in a very complicated time in American history," said Jo Holt, a historian with the National Park Service's Keweenaw National Historical Park. "We had all these different things coming together. An increasingly industrialized country was grappling with worker's rights, gender issues, and immigration. We were moving from a gilded age into a progressive era, and recognizing the voice of labor.   "We see this event happen in the midst of that struggle."   "The reason it resonates today is we are still having these conversations. How do we create a just economy that functions for everybody? ... We are still, almost hundred and 10 years later, in the midst of these conversations."   As the strike wore into fall and the holiday season, a women's auxiliary group to the WFM organized a Christmas Eve party for the miners' families at the Italian Benevolent Society building, better known as the Italian Hall.   It was a big, boisterous affair, researchers have said. The multi-story hall was packed, with more than 600 people inside at one point. Children were watching a play and receiving gifts. Organizers later said the crowd was so large that it was hard to track who was coming in the door.   When the false cry of "Fire!" went up, pandemonium reached the sole stairway leading down to the street.   "What happened is when people panicked, they tried to get out through the stairwell," Holt said. "Someone tripped or people started to fall, and that's what created the bottleneck. It was just people falling on top of each other."   The aftermath was horrifying. As the dead were pulled from the pile in the stairwell, the bodies were carried to the town hall, which turned into a makeshift morgue. Some families lost more than one child. Other children were orphaned when their parents died.   One black and white photo in the Michigan Technological University Archives shows rows of what looks like sleeping children lying side-by-side. Their eyes are closed. Their faces were unmarred. The caption reads: "Christmas Eve in the Morgue."   After the dead were buried, some families moved away. Others stayed and kept supporting the strike, which ended the following spring.   Rumors emerged later that the Italian Hall's doors were designed to open inward, preventing the panicked crowd from pushing them outward to the street. Those were debunked, along with the suggestion in Woody Guthrie's "1913 Massacre" song that mining company thugs were holding the doors shut from the outside that night.   Damn… Mostly kids. On Christmas. That's a tough one.   Here's another touchy one. A race riot erupted in Mayfield, Kentucky, just before Christmas 1896. Although slavery in the U.S. ended after the Civil War, the Reconstruction period and beyond was a dangerous time to be black. Things were awful for non-whites in the former Confederacy, amongst which Kentucky was especially bad for racial violence. In December 1896, white vigilantes lynched two black men within 24 hours of each other between the 21st and 22nd, one for a minor disagreement with a white man and the other, Jim Stone, for alleged rape. A note attached to Stone's swinging corpse warned black residents to get out of town.   In response to this unambiguous threat, the local African-American population armed themselves. Rumors spread amongst the town's white people that 250 men were marching on the city, and a state of emergency was called. The whites mobilized, black stores were vandalized, and fighting broke out between the two sides on December 23. In the event, three people were killed, including Will Suet, a black teenager who had just got off the train to spend Christmas with his family. It was all over on Christmas Eve, and a few days later, an uneasy truce between the races was called.   Ugh! Y'all know what time it is? That's right, it's time for some quick hitters.   Many of us enjoy the Christmas period by going to the theatre or watching a movie. In December 1903, Chicago residents were eager to do just that at the brand-new Iroquois Theatre, which had been officially opened only in October that year. 1700 people in all crammed themselves in to see the zany, family-friendly musical comedy, Mr. Bluebeard. But just as the wait was over and the show started, a single spark from a stage light lit the surrounding drapery. The show's star, Eddie Foy, tried to keep things together as Iroquois employees struggled to put the curtains out in vain.   However, even the spectacle of a Windy City-native in drag couldn't stop the terrified crowd stampeding for the few exits. These, preposterously, were concealed by curtains and utterly inadequate in number. When the actors opened their own exit door to escape, a gust of wind sent a fireball through the crowded theatre, meaning that hundreds died before the fire service was even called. 585 people died, either suffocated, burned alive, or crushed. The scene was described in a 1904 account as "worse than that pictured in the mind of Dante in his vision of the inferno". Next up, the politics behind this ghastly event are pretty complicated – one Mexican lecturer described the massacre as "the most complicated case in Mexico" – but here's an inadequate summary. The small and impoverished village of Acteal, Mexico, was home to Las Abejas (the bees'), a religious collective that sympathized with a rebel group opposing the Mexican government. Thus, on December 22, 1997, members of the then-ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party crept down the steep hill slopes above the village. They chose their moment to attack carefully as people gathered at a prayer meeting when they finally slunk into Acteal.   Over the next few hours, assassins armed with guns executed 45 innocent people in cold blood. Amongst the dead were 21 women, some of whom were pregnant, and 15 children. Worst of all, investigations into this cowardly act seem to implicate the government itself. Soldiers garrisoned nearby did not intervene, despite being within earshot of the gunfire and horrified screams. In addition, there was evidence of the crime scene being tampered with by local police and government officials. Though some people have been convicted, there are suspicions that they were framed and that the real culprits remain at large.   -Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring… except the Soviet Union. The Marxist-Leninist Khalq and Parcham parties had ousted the Afghan president in April 1978. Still, communism was so unpopular in Afghanistan that the mujahideen succeeded in toppling them just over a year later. So Khalq and Parcham turned to the Soviet Union for help, and on Christmas Eve that year, they obliged by sending 30,000 troops across the border into Afghanistan by the cover of darkness. Bloody fighting ensued, and soon the Soviet Union had control of the major cities.   The Soviets stayed for nine years, at which time the mujahideen, backed by foreign support and weapons, waged a brutal guerrilla campaign against the invaders. In turn, captured mujahideen were executed, and entire villages and agricultural areas were razed to the ground. When the Soviets finally withdrew in February 1989, over 1 million civilians and almost 125,000 soldiers from both sides were killed. From the turmoil after the Afghan-Soviet War emerged, the Taliban, installed by neighboring Pakistan, and with them Osama bin Laden. This indeed was a black Christmas for the world.   -How about another race riot… No? Well, here you go anyway. Although, this one may be more fucked up. The Agana Race Riot saw black and white US Marines fight it out from Christmas Eve to Boxing Day, 1944. Guam was host to both black and white US Marines in 1944. But instead of fighting the enemy, the white troops elected to turn on the all-black Marine 25th Depot Company. First, the white Marines would stop their fellow soldiers from entering Agana, pelt them with rocks, and shout racist obscenities at them. Then, on Christmas Eve 1944, 9 members of the 25th on official leave were seen talking to local women, and white Marines opened fire on them. Then, on Christmas Day, 2 black soldiers were shot dead by drunken white Marines in separate incidents.   Guam's white Marines were decidedly short on festive cheer and goodwill to all men. Not content with these murders, a white mob attacked an African-American depot on Boxing Day, and a white soldier sustained an injury when the 25th returned fire. Sick of their treatment by their fellow soldiers, 40 black Marines gave chase to the retreating mob in a jeep, but further violence was prevented by a roadblock. Can you guess what happened next? Yep, the black soldiers were charged with unlawful assembly, rioting, and attempted murder, while the white soldiers were left to nurse their aching heads.   One more major one for you guys, and then we'll leave on a kind of happier note. This one's kind of rough. Be warned.    In late December 2008 and into January 2009, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) brutally killed more than 865 civilians and abducted at least 160 children in the northern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). LRA combatants hacked their victims to death with machetes or axes or crushed their skulls with clubs and heavy sticks. In some of the places where they attacked, few were left alive.   The worst attacks happened 48 hours over Christmas in locations some 160 miles apart in the Daruma, Duru, and Faradje areas of the Haut-Uele district of northern Congo. The LRA waited until the time of Christmas festivities on December 24 and 25 to carry out their devastating attacks, apparently choosing a moment when they would find the maximum number of people altogether. The killings occurred in the Congo and parts of southern Sudan, where similar weapons and tactics were used.   The Christmas massacres in Congo are part of a longstanding practice of horrific atrocities and abuse by the LRA. Before shifting its operations to the Congo in 2006, the LRA was based in Uganda and southern Sudan, where LRA combatants also killed, raped, and abducted thousands of civilians. When the LRA moved to Congo, its combatants initially refrained from targeting Congolese people. Still, in September 2008, the LRA began its first wave of attacks, apparently to punish local communities who had helped LRA defectors to escape. The first wave of attacks in September, together with the Christmas massacres, has led to the deaths of over 1,033 civilians and the abduction of at least 476 children.   LRA killings have not stopped since the Christmas massacres. Human Rights Watch receives regular reports of murders and abductions by the LRA, keeping civilians living in terror. According to the United Nations, over 140,000 people have fled their homes since late December 2008 to seek safety elsewhere. New attacks and the flight of civilians are reported weekly. People are frightened to gather together in some areas, believing that the LRA may choose these moments to strike, as they did with such devastating efficiency over Christmas.   Even by LRA standards, the Christmas massacres in the Congo were ruthless. LRA combatants struck quickly and quietly, surrounding their victims as they ate their Christmas meal in Batande village or gathered for a Christmas day concert in Faradje. In Mabando village, the LRA sought to maximize the death toll by luring their victims to a central place, playing the radio, and forcing their victims to sing songs and call for others to come to join the party. In most attacks, they tied up their victims, stripped them of their clothes, raped the women and girls, and then killed their victims by crushing their skulls. In two cases, the attackers tried to kill three-year-old toddlers by twisting off their heads. The few villagers who survived often did so because their assailants thought they were dead.   Yeah...so there's that. We could go much deeper into this incident, but we think you get the point.    We'll leave you with a story that is pretty bizarre when you stop and think about it. But we'll leave you with this story of an unlikely Christmas get-together. This is the story of the Christmas truce.    British machine gunner Bruce Bairnsfather, later a prominent cartoonist, wrote about it in his memoirs. Like most of his fellow infantrymen of the 1st Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, he was spending the holiday eve shivering in the muck, trying to keep warm. He had spent a good part of the past few months fighting the Germans. And now, in a part of Belgium called Bois de Ploegsteert, he was crouched in a trench that stretched just three feet deep by three feet wide, his days and nights marked by an endless cycle of sleeplessness and fear, stale biscuits and cigarettes too wet to light.   "Here I was, in this horrible clay cavity," Bairnsfather wrote, "…miles and miles from home. Cold, wet through and covered with mud." There didn't "seem the slightest chance of leaving—except in an ambulance."   At about 10 p.m., Bairnsfather noticed a noise. "I listened," he recalled. "Away across the field, among the dark shadows beyond, I could hear the murmur of voices." He turned to a fellow soldier in his trench and said, "Do you hear the Boches [Germans] kicking up that racket over there?"   Yes," came the reply. "They've been at it some time!"   The Germans were singing carols, as it was Christmas Eve. In the darkness, some of the British soldiers began to sing back. "Suddenly," Bairnsfather recalled, "we heard a confused shouting from the other side. We all stopped to listen. The shout came again." The voice was from an enemy soldier, speaking in English with a strong German accent. He was saying, "Come over here."   One of the British sergeants answered: "You come half-way. I come half-way."   In the years to come, what happened next would stun the world and make history. Enemy soldiers began to climb nervously out of their trenches and meet in the barbed-wire-filled "No Man's Land" that separated the armies. Typically, the British and Germans communicated across No Man's Land with streaking bullets, with only occasional gentlemanly allowances to collect the dead unmolested. But now, there were handshakes and words of kindness. The soldiers traded songs, tobacco, and wine, joining in a spontaneous holiday party in the cold night. Bairnsfather could not believe his eyes. "Here they were—the actual, practical soldiers of the German army. There was not an atom of hate on either side."   And it wasn't confined to that one battlefield. Starting on Christmas Eve, small pockets of French, German, Belgian, and British troops held impromptu cease-fires across the Western Front, with reports of some on the Eastern Front as well. Some accounts suggest a few of these unofficial truces remained in effect for days.   Descriptions of the Christmas Truce appear in numerous diaries and letters of the time. One British soldier, a rifleman, named J. Reading, wrote a letter home to his wife describing his holiday experience in 1914: "My company happened to be in the firing line on Christmas eve, and it was my turn…to go into a ruined house and remain there until 6:30 on Christmas morning. During the early part of the morning the Germans started singing and shouting, all in good English. They shouted out: 'Are you the Rifle Brigade; have you a spare bottle; if so we will come halfway and you come the other half.'"   "Later on in the day they came towards us," Reading described. "And our chaps went out to meet them…I shook hands with some of them, and they gave us cigarettes and cigars. We did not fire that day, and everything was so quiet it seemed like a dream."   Another British soldier, named John Ferguson, recalled it this way: "Here we were laughing and chatting to men whom only a few hours before we were trying to kill!"   Other diaries and letters describe German soldiers using candles to light Christmas trees around their trenches. One German infantryman described how a British soldier set up a makeshift barbershop, charging Germans a few cigarettes each for a haircut. Other accounts describe vivid scenes of men helping enemy soldiers collect their dead, of which there was plenty.   One British fighter named Ernie Williams later described in an interview his recollection of some makeshift soccer play on what turned out to be an icy pitch: "The ball appeared from somewhere, I don't know where... They made up some goals and one fellow went in goal and then it was just a general kick-about. I should think there were about a couple of hundred taking part."   German Lieutenant Kurt Zehmisch of the 134 Saxons Infantry, a schoolteacher who spoke both English and German, described a pick-up soccer game in his diary, which was discovered in an attic near Leipzig in 1999, written in an archaic German form of shorthand. "Eventually the English brought a soccer ball from their trenches, and pretty soon, a lively game ensued," he wrote. "How marvelously wonderful, yet how strange it was. The English officers felt the same way about it. Thus Christmas, the celebration of Love, managed to bring mortal enemies together as friends for a time."   So much more can be said about this event, but that seems like an excellent place to leave off this Christmas episode! And yes, when you really do stop and think about it… That's a pretty crazy yet fantastic thing.   Greatest disaster movies of all time   https://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-disaster-movies-of-all-time

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Diary of an Apartment Investor
First Deal Episode with Clive Davis

Diary of an Apartment Investor

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 47:50


A discussion on cultivating your network with Clive Davis as he shares about his recently acquired 244 unit in Atlanta, GA.Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and TwitterFor more educational content, visit our website at www.diaryofanapartmentinvestor.comInterested in investing with Four Oaks Capital?  First step is to schedule a call with us. ----Clive DavisFour years as a corporate transactional lawyer in Banking, Real Estate, M&A and Securities with a global Wall Street law firm, headquartered in NY, NY, with assignments in Menlo Park, CA and Hong Kong, China. Six years In-house counsel experience with a global pharmaceutical company, headquartered in New York. Nine years in Atlanta as a Chief Compliance Officer of a Belgian biopharmaceutical company. Clive holds a Juris Doctorate from the Columbia University School of Law and is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York, and before the Court of International Trade. He holds a M.A. from SUNY at Albany and a B.A., with high honors, Rutgers University.Connect with him on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/clivedavisesq/Check out his facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/africanamericanmultifamily Email clive@parkroyalcapital.comText (770)-366-4093----Your host, Brian Briscoe, is a co-founder and principal in the real estate investing firm Four Oaks Capital.  He and his team currently have 629 units worth $36 million in assets under management and are continuing to grow.  He will retire as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps in 2021. Learn more about him and the Four Oaks team at www.fouroakscapital.com  or contact him at brianbriscoe@fouroakscapital.com - be sure to let him know where you found him.Connect with him on LinkedIn or Facebook.vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv> Check out our multifamily investing community!> The Tribe of Titans> Get exclusive access to the Four Oaks Team!> Find it at https://www.thetribeoftitans.info^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

History Cafe
#19 Bicycling holidays along the French-Belgian border - Ep 3 WW1: how much was it Britain's fault?

History Cafe

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 29:06


Rerelease ahead of new series on The Battle of the Somme 1 July 1916 after New Year. A new story to tell... Synopsis: How did what friendly chats between British and French generals since 1905 turn into a commitment to send a small British Expeditionary Force to France at the start of a war with Germany? A commitment that had not been agreed by Cabinet, Parliament or the Navy?

The Other Stories | Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF Stories

This episode of The Other Stories has been sponsored by the Maniac On The Loose Scary Stories podcast. For more information head over to www.maniacontheloose.com.The Weight of Your GlareWhen a young girl is bartered away to a god, she will do whatever it takes to free herself. This story looks at the Medusa myth from the perspective of the monster herself, but how much of a monster is she really?Written and narrated by Jasmine Arch (https://www.jasminearch.com)Edited by Karl Hughes (https://twitter.com/karlhughes)With music by Blear Moon (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blear_Moon)And Thom Robson (https://www.thomrobsonmusic.com/)The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House (https://carrionhouse.com/)A quick thanks to our community managers, Joshua Boucher and Jasmine ArchAnd Carolyn O'Brien for helping with our submission reading.And to Ben Errington the ongoing explosion of content being fired out of his Social Media canon.Jasmine Arch is a writer, poet, narrator, podcaster and all round chaos-for-brains Jasmine Arch lives in a nook of Belgian countryside with two horses, four dogs, and a husband who knows better than to distract her when she's writing. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Other Stories, NewMyths.com and Hybrid Fiction, among others. Find out more about her or her work at JasmineArch.com.You can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaverYou can join our Bookclub, Movieclub, and writing exercises over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaverT-shirts, mugs, posters, and comic books are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaverGet help with your short stories and your podcasts by heading to TheOtherStories.Net/servicesThe Other Stories is a production of the story studio, Hawk & Cleaver, and is brought to you with a Creative Commons – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. Don't change it. Don't sell it. But by all means… share the hell out of it. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Steering Committee
A man turns a Porsche into a Polestar... and other strange tales

The Steering Committee

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 54:54


Episode 61: Ryan gets the vapors, Doug clothes the homeless and friend of the show Will “e-power” Porter shares why an electric car now parks where there was once a 911. IG: @ryanbahrke @thesteeringcommitteepodcast @cannonsrun Show our TSC sponsors some love! goodr sunglasses: Use the code STEERING15 at checkout for 15% off your first order at goodr.com. Swisstrax: Use the code STEER15 at checkout for 15% off your order at swisstrax.com. And for badass Belgian brews, visit our friends at Bruz Beers: bruzbeers.com.

The Tech Blog Writer Podcast
1819: Data Observability: Monitor, Identify & Solve Silent Data Issues

The Tech Blog Writer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 27:55


I recently discovered a Belgian company called Soda who focuses on data quality monitoring and testing. Think of it a bit like application or software monitoring which is now ubiquitous. Soda scans for issues caused by human error, firmware upgrades, schema changes, cross-platform integration snafus, bought data, or transformation bugs. The aim is to automate, verify, and validate the flow of data from various sources and encourage collaboration between software/data engineers and downstream business decision-makers. The big idea here is to eliminate so-called ‘silent data issues.' These are the issues that bubble up (hence the name Soda!) further downstream having gone undetected in datasets. In an era when most companies are moving towards being entirely data-driven, ensuring data is of the optimum quality is critical. I invited Soda CEO and founder Maarten Masschelein on the Tech Talks Daily to learn more. Maarten discusses why data quality monitoring is becoming a hot topic and provides examples of where bad data has caused serious problems. I also learn how Soda was listed as a data management Cool Vendor by Gartner.

The 18th Airborne Corps Podcast
Episode 94: A Battle of the Bulge Primer

The 18th Airborne Corps Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 11:29


77 years ago in a remote Belgian forest, one of the most important fights of World War II roared. The Battle of the Bulge, a final major German offensive thrust on the Western Front, took place from December 16th 1944 to January 25th 1945.    The Battle of the Bulge was filled with violent engagements, dramatic moments, and big figures. The names (Patton, Montgomery, Ridgway, Gavin), the places (St. Vith, Bastogne, the Losheim Gap), the stories (Nuts!, Creighton Abrams' 37th Tank Battalion) have become part of American military lore.   This episode, Episode 94, begins a series of episodes describing what really happened in the Ardennes and why. We'll blow up some of the myths of that fight and provide context around the truths.   So, this is a primer. A short overview to set up the coming series. At under 12 minutes, we're efficient and tidy with this one. We hope you'll check it out and continue along with the series.

Balancing Cultures
Encore 27: Balancing Christmas - Trees, Presents, Food, & Negotiating Traditions

Balancing Cultures

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 54:15


FULL SHOW NOTES with links on BalancingCultures.com/episode-27/ ….. Encore of Episode 27: Balancing Christmas – Trees, Presents, Food, & Negotiating Traditions .... Balancing Christmas Encore! Last year I sat down with my brother (across an ocean) to talk about Christmas. We were both born and raised in the USA but both ended up marrying Europeans. I married a Finn and live in Germany and my brother married a half German, half Belgian, American born, raised with European values wife. You can get to know her back in episode 5 – Third Culture Kid in Retrospect. But in this episode, we talk about Christmas for us as kids, what it has become now that we mix and match traditions with our partners, and how we embrace the magic of the season with our kids. Tangents Include: Real versus Fake Trees, Hallmark Ornaments, when to open presents, food, food and more food, where does Santa live, and more. Spoiler Alert! Please DO NOT listen to this episode with children. There is chat about Christmas morning and more. We do not want to be responsible for the crushing of their dreams. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/balancingcultures/message

P-Car Talk Podcast
Dec Best Of ( At Kafe Racer with Laurens Vanthoor ) | 160

P-Car Talk Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 57:49


This is our week 3 of December featuring some of our favorite episodes through out the years. Third up is Laurens Vanthoor a Belgian racing driver that is currently driving for Pfaff Motorsports. Patreon - Brandon J, Scott H, Matt G, Matt M, Eric A, Brian R, Sean H, Robert G, Niki F, Todd  M , Aaron L, Richard P, Robert W and Rey L, Sharon C, Santiago H and Chris V Visit Patreon.com/PcarTalk

Unconventional Life with Jules Schroeder
Ep300: Book Writing and Branding with Entrepreneur and Author Technologist Scott Turman

Unconventional Life with Jules Schroeder

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 26:01


Scott Turman is a technologist, entrepreneur, and author that is making book writing accessible. He started his career writing code and cryptographic systems for organizations such as NASA, the US Department of Defense, Disney, and other Fortune 500s. He is the founder and CEO of BrightRay Publishing, a company that offers writing and publishing services for founders, CEOs, celebrities, sports figures, politicians, and other professionals.  Scott has co-written two books, Stop Getting Fu*ked by Technical Recruiters: A Nerd's Guide to Negotiating Salary and Benefits which reached Amazon's Top 10 rank for its category, and How to Build Your Brand with a Book: Establishing Yourself as a Published Expert. Scott was named after Scott Carpenter, the fourth American in space. His father, Arthur Turman, had worked with Scott Carpenter on Mercury-Atlas 7 at NASA.  Scott is married to the Belgian architect Birgit Turman. He lives with his wife and son in Maitland, Florida.   More From Scott: Website - https://scottturman.com/  BrightRay Publishing - https://brightraypublishing.com/  Facebook - Scott Turman LinkedIn - Scott Turman Twitter - Scott Turman Youtube - Scott Turman Click here for the giveaway! Scott and his team are going to teach one lucky listener how to get their website to come on top of any browser search and a few website optimization lessons for an hour.

The Steering Committee
Front license plates are for losers and only winners drive Teslas!

The Steering Committee

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 55:51


Episode 60: A Radwood classic lands on our doorstep, we go deep on license plates and then talk about Zack Klapman talking about Boxsters. Oh, and thank you for your service, listeners! IG: @ryanbahrke @thesteeringcommitteepodcast @cannonsrun Want a free TSC t-shirt? Of course you do. Send your size and mailing address to thesteeringcommittee@gmail.com Thank you, TSC sponsors! goodr sunglasses: Use the code STEERING15 at checkout for 15% off your first order at goodr.com. Swisstrax: Use the code STEER15 at checkout for 15% off your order at swisstrax.com. And for badass Belgian brews, visit our friends at Bruz Beers: bruzbeers.com.