This week, Randall connects with Anne-Marije Rook, North American Editor at Cycling Weekly with an exploration of how she got into cycling and from there into cycling journalism, with fun tangents into competitive cycling, exploding e-bikes, and a bit of gear nerdy. Episdoe Sponsor: Athletic Greens Support the Podcast Join The Ridership Automated Transcription, please excuse the typos: [00:00:00] Craig Dalton: Hello, and welcome to the gravel ride podcast, where we go deep on the sport of gravel cycling through in-depth interviews with product designers, event organizers and athletes. Who are pioneering the sport I'm your host, Craig Dalton, a lifelong cyclist who discovered gravel cycling back in 2016 and made all the mistakes you don't need to make. I approach each episode as a beginner down, unlock all the knowledge you need to become a great gravel cyclist. This week on the broadcast, I'm handing the microphone off over to my co-host Randall Jacobs. 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How did you end up as a cycling journalist? [00:02:42] Anne-Marije Rook: Sure. Yeah. So I was actually, uh, a real journalist before, um, not that second journalist aren't real journalists, but, uh, I did a lot heavier topics, um, you know, worked at newspapers, just straight up outta college, became a newspaper journalist, and then, , uh, at some point, I think I was 22, I started racing bikes myself, and when I did, I, I was looking for content and I realized there wasn't a lot of women's seconding content coming out of the us. So I started kind of dabbling with that on the side. And, uh, then started riding for some different publications and eventually seconding tips reached out and were like, Let's do something. So we founded Ella Cycling Tips, which was the, the women's side of Cycling Tips. And then, um, yeah, just stayed in the field. I quit my day job and started doing cycling journalism while still racing, and I've been doing it ever since, going on 10, 11 years now. [00:03:39] Randall R. Jacobs: and was your educational background in writing in journalism specifically? [00:03:44] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah, I did, uh, journalism, German and French. So interestingly enough I get to use all of that nowadays [00:03:51] Randall R. Jacobs: Are you native in any of those other languages? [00:03:53] Anne-Marije Rook: In Dutch. So I was born and raised in the Nets, the, the biking country, and then, uh, lived in Germany for three years and then ended up in the US uh, when I was almost 16. [00:04:04] Randall R. Jacobs: That's quite a skill to have, and makes me think of a joke about Americans. What do you call someone who's speaks three languages trilingual, two languages bilingual and one language. We have US Americans. [00:04:13] Anne-Marije Rook: I think a lot of people actually do, you know, they dabble in Spanish and some other languages. I think, uh, you shouldn't sell yourself so short. [00:04:22] Randall R. Jacobs: True, maybe I'm projecting a little bit. In my personal case, I studied six years of Spanish in middle school and high school and was able to get by during a month stint in Peru. But, it didn't seem immediately relevant at the time. And so later on in life, I moved to China and learned Mandarin and actually being present and having to use it in day-to-day life just makes such a, a world of difference. And for I think a lot of people who are born in the us and who don't grow up in a household or another, the language is spoken, there's just not. That impetus versus in Europe you have surrounding countries where with different languages or maybe even within one's own country there are different dialects or different languages being spoken. [00:05:04] Anne-Marije Rook: That's really good though. So you're a trilingual. [00:05:06] Randall R. Jacobs: I wouldn't go as far as to say trilingual, other than in the sense of trying , a little bit of Spanish and enough, what I call cab driver Cantonese in order to be able to fool somebody that I speak some Cantonese before switching over to Mandarin. [00:05:21] Anne-Marije Rook: That's, I mean, that's pretty impressive. Those are really difficult languages. I never studied, uh, Cantonese from Mandarin. I, I studied Japanese and just having to learn a whole new way of, of writing, uh, is, is, yeah, it's difficult to do. [00:05:34] Randall R. Jacobs: that's probably the hardest part. I would say that , Mandarin the scripts for sure. It's a very abstracted pictographic script. To be able to read a newspaper, you need, two, 3000 different characters and to have a higher level of sophistication, you need 5,000, 10,000 characters. And, even a native speaker. , especially in this day and age, we'll have difficulty remembering how to write a character. Cuz everything is being tight. [00:06:00] Anne-Marije Rook: Hmm. [00:06:01] Randall R. Jacobs: But on the other hand the grammar is really simple. So in English we say, yesterday I went to the store and we have to go and we conjugate it as went, which actually comes from an entirely different language family than to go. and in Chinese you just say, ah, yesterday, go store. [00:06:20] Anne-Marije Rook: Ah, yeah. [00:06:21] Randall R. Jacobs: Yeah. English also has way more synonyms because it's such a hodgepodge amalgamation of other languages, whereas Chinese also has external influences, but it's arguably more insular versus English. You have Germanic, you have Latin, you have Greek, you have various forms of cockney and so on that are all in there and the occasional Chinese phrases, very little that comes over for Chinese. Uh, one example being longtime nok, which is a direct translation from the Chinese [00:06:50] Anne-Marije Rook: Really, that's fun. Here's the thing I I discover with my language skills or lack thereof, is that, um, learning all the bike parts, for example, I had, like, I never learned those in my native tongues. So like suddenly I had to learn like, oh shit, what's the railer or what's, what's the railer hanger in Dutch or in German or whatever. And it's been fun learning those terms for the first time, even though, yeah, I grew up with that. [00:07:19] Randall R. Jacobs: that's actually a common phenomenon and one that I definitely resonate in my own experience too. I have friends who were born in China, but largely grew up here or even who came over to go to college. And, they're native speakers. I'm not at that level but I will have terms that I know that they don't because I am in this highly technical context of the bike industry of manufacturing, materials and production processes and so on. Um, and so it's kind of the same, same sort of phenomenon. [00:07:50] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah. Yeah. It's kind of a fun thing where I was like, wow, I never learned any of these terms in those languages. Yeah, [00:07:55] Randall R. Jacobs: So you've been doing cycling journalism for, you said about 10, 11 years now. [00:08:00] Anne-Marije Rook: yeah, yeah. It's been a minute. [00:08:02] Randall R. Jacobs: I'm curious to hear more about the project at Cycling tips. How'd you get brought into that and, and how did that come about? [00:08:09] Anne-Marije Rook: So they, uh, I think they found me on Twitter. Uh, Twitter was really where. , um, women's cycling was, was living for quite a while cuz there was very little streaming and you can watch any of these races live, so you followed them online and Twitter had a really wonderful community of, of women's cycling fans and it still does to a certain extent, but yeah, that's where it used to. Live and I did a lot of, you know, uh, I would watch races and Life tweet and, you know, uh, was pretty active on, on Twitter and um, was writing for Podium Cafe, which is a nation site at the time, and they were looking to start a women's cycling component. Uh, and so they like reached out to various people and, you know, did a job interview and, you know, got going that way. [00:08:54] Randall R. Jacobs: And this was when? Who was there at the time? Kaylee and James and, [00:08:59] Anne-Marije Rook: No, this was before Kaylee. Um, this was, it was just, uh, Matt dif and, and Wade. [00:09:05] Randall R. Jacobs: Oh, okay. [00:09:06] Anne-Marije Rook: Um, Andy was there already, and then it was Jesse Braverman and myself who came on to do the women's cycling. [00:09:12] Randall R. Jacobs: Let's talk about women's cycling for a little bit. what are the areas in women's cycling that you find most interesting, most compelling, and that also you think that are maybe, under discussed underreported. [00:09:23] Anne-Marije Rook: Oh yeah. The nice thing about women's cycling is that it's been growing so much in the last 10 years or so, so that it's uh, people get to see it a bit more and I think what. , uh, intrigue me about women's second from the get-go is just how aggressive the racing is and how, um, while there was a definite period of like modern force dominating, and then we had and then we have anique. The nice thing about women's acting, I think is because it has grown so much is that you never really know who's gonna win. and it makes a racing very exciting. Cause it, it, like I said, it is so aggressive cuz the races are shorter, so you have fewer opportunities to make, you know, a break stick. So there tends to be more attacking and, uh, you, you don't really experience that unless you're watching it. I think the nice thing about. Where we are now, we can actually watch in the Tour de France Femme showed this, like watching women's cycling is actually very entertaining. And you know, in France alone, like millions of people tuned in every single day. So it is, it's different and I think that's, uh, something we should celebrate. rather than point out like, you know, women's cycling is, is men's cycling, but in shorter distances, and that's not at all true. I think women's cycling is a bit of its own sport in, in terms of tactics and the way the races play out. And, uh, in psycho cross especially, that's been very apparent. You know, people have shorter attention spans. So if you can sit down for a, you know, a 45, 50 minute bike race, you'll see basically what women's cycling is like on. On a heightened level, and it's extremely entertaining. You don't know who's gonna win. There's a lot of good candidates and, uh, it's, yeah, it's aggressive from the gun. [00:11:03] Randall R. Jacobs: At least in the us it seems that women's cyclocross racing was most prominent, most early. Mary McConnellogue is one example I remember from my racing days, I don't remember hearing as much reporting about women's road racing at the time. Maybe that was just what I was tuning into, but cyclocross. I remember getting similar billing to men's cyclocross [00:11:24] Anne-Marije Rook: yeah, I think the, the heyday of women's cycling really was the 1980s, early nineties. You know, we had the course classic and we had some, some really great names. Um, and. That has dwindled down. There were a lot of lack of races. Uh, we've had some great road racers in the US you know, with, with uh, Christian Armstrong and, uh, e Evelyn Stevens, and we've had some really Mara Abod and the Jro, like some really great road racers. You just don't hear about 'em as much . I do remember a particular race where I like looked to my right and it was like Kristen Armstrong and I looked to my left and it was Evelyn Stevens and I was like, ah. This is gonna suck today, It's gonna be a fast one. [00:12:04] Randall R. Jacobs: Let's talk about that, let's talk about you're racing background. So you mentioned that you got into cycling in your early twenties. How did that come about and what was that like for you? [00:12:13] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah, so I've, uh, coming from the Netherlands, I've been a bike commuter since I was, I don't know, six. Uh, and so I just like grew up on the bike. It's just how I got around. And in college I just rode everywhere. And there were a couple times where people were like, Hey, you should maybe consider. Racing or, or doing like, you know, grand Fonds or something. And I was like, ah, this is just my vehicle. And then, uh, I moved to Seattle and did the Seattle, the Portland, which is uh, like a 220 mile bike ride between the two cities. And there were some teams that were doing it. And, uh, you know, again, people were like, have you considered racing? You're pretty strong. And I'd be like, no. I mean, it's kind of like, Hey, do you like driving? You should do nascar. You know, like it's, it was just such a foreign concept to me. Um, which is funny cuz I grew up in the Netherlands, but like, uh, and my grandpa was super into bike racing, but it wasn't, uh, ever like, exposed to me or con like, wasn't just like, oh, you like riding bikes, you should become a bike race. It just wasn't a thing. It wasn't really a, a sport I was exposed to, uh, in the northern part of the. . And so I was kind of intrigued and, and I had enjoyed training for the 200 mile event, so I, I went to the, the tryout, so to speak, and start racing and. as a Cat four. And I remember my first race weekend was a double header, so Saturday and Sunday and Saturday I, I think I got eighth and I got, I was like, oh, okay, this is cool. Top 10. And I was like, I wonder if I can get better. And the next day I got fifth. And, you know, that's, that's all it took for me to get super into it and trying to see where, where I could take it. And, uh, I think I was racing UCI like the next season. [00:13:54] Randall R. Jacobs: Oh wow. [00:13:55] Anne-Marije Rook: mostly, uh, or at first in cross and then, uh, road and track as well. But um, yeah, it's, it's an interesting place to be in, in, in the US in that you can be racing as a pro. And I use pro here very loosely because it's called pro level, but no one's actually getting paid to race their bikes. Like I would never consider myself a pro. Uh, I just raced in the UCI one, two levels and it's kind of weird that we throw it all. Um, when really, yeah, very few people are actually getting paid to, to race their bikes. [00:14:29] Randall R. Jacobs: I definitely fall on that boat as well. I think my best season, I didn't quite break even as a, as a Pac fodder Cross Country Pro. Mid pack was pretty good at the national level. And then you have a good regional results here and there. [00:14:42] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah. Yeah. I mean, a good season for me, like, I loved crits, so that's where the money was at for me. You know, if I walked away with three grand at the end of the summer, I, I was pretty stoked. [00:14:51] Randall R. Jacobs: Oh, I never saw that. That sort of money and crits, crits always terrified me. There's a certain attitude that you have to have going into a crit, like a fearlessness that I, I dunno. Mountain biking always felt safer for me. [00:15:03] Anne-Marije Rook: It is, it is. And I, I quit racing after getting injured too many times. Like you can only hit your head so many times and, you know, if, if I list my, my laundry list of injuries, it's, it's definitely evident that, uh, yeah, quit racing is, is rather dangerous and asphalt is hard. And, you know, trees don't jump out on you. Where's Razor Smith? [00:15:23] Randall R. Jacobs: Yep. And pavement is like sandpaper when you're skidding across it in spandex. [00:15:27] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah. There's not a lot of protection there. Um, but it was all, it was all good fun. And you know, I, I wish I'd gotten into it earlier in my life, but I had a, a lot of fun during my twenties and early thirties. [00:15:38] Randall R. Jacobs: what'd you love about it? [00:15:40] Anne-Marije Rook: Uh, I liked the, the challenge of like the, the personal level, like how fit can I be? How strong can I get? Um, and then there's the direct correlation between what you put in that, that you get out, um, and then. Especially with crit racing. I liked, uh, the team tactics. I liked the aggressiveness. Like I was definitely that area that went like super hard on the front, on the first lap, just trying to get as many people off the back and then like would go for pre after, pre, pre and then in the last two laps found that I had no legs left and someone else had to finish it up. But, um, Yeah, I, I like the aggressiveness. I liked, I, I'm really a team sports person, and I think road racing, uh, doesn't get enough credit for the team sport that it is. And I think, like, personally, not to get on like a, a whole nother side spiel, but in, in [00:16:27] Randall R. Jacobs: No, let's do it. Let's do it. Go there. [00:16:29] Anne-Marije Rook: In Olympic racing, like why does only one person get a gold medal? Like in soccer? The whole team gets a gold medal. And I think, uh, you know, road racing especially is such a steam sport that everyone should be getting a medal. It's only, you know, six or seven medals versus 11. So, [00:16:47] Randall R. Jacobs: I mean, that's one of the, that's one of the things that's nice about the grand tours. There's lots of ways to win. There's the points, there's the stages, there's the gc, there's the most aggressive rider, so something more subjective. there's all these different ways in which to be acknowledged, but I'm definitely with you. It would quite a feat to show up at an Olympic level road race. Solo and [00:17:09] Anne-Marije Rook: went away. Yeah. [00:17:11] Randall R. Jacobs: Yeah. Yeah. No one to defend you, no one to pull you up. You'd have to be very, very lucky. And also be doing a lot of riding on people's wheels the entire time [00:17:20] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah. And I think as a racer I enjoyed that. You know, I enjoyed the team aspect. I enjoyed the, the collective effort it took to, to win the race. Sure, one person was the first across the line, but it took all of us to, to get that person there. And like, there's, to me as a, as a racer, there's a few things as as beautiful as, as a well executed, uh, lead out at the end of the race. You know, like where everyone has a role every. You know, executes it perfectly, like a little team train. Like the, those things don't happen very often on the, on the non, you know, world tour level. And it, it's really, it, it feels amazing as a, as a racer to be part of that. [00:17:56] Randall R. Jacobs: I've had limited crit racing experience and you note about the intensity of it. There are a few things more intense because not only do you have the, the digging really deep, not just at the end, but every single time a gap opens up or every ti single time there's a break and it's such a short, tight circuit, and a short duration of an event that you really can't let anything open up. And people can sustain a lot more over 30 minutes to an hour than they can over the course of a four hour road race or a long gravel race . And there are curbs and there are other people and there are bottles and there are people taking shady lines. And that person who just passed you is on a trajectory where there's no way they're gonna be able to come around the corner without hitting the outside curb on the other side. Especially at the early levels like cat four or cat three, where you have strong riders coming over from other disciplines. and just don't have the chops. [00:18:50] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah, I did a, I did a, a number of, of races in, in the men's field just to get more, uh, racing my legs. And, you know, the, the groups tend to be bigger but also very varied. You know, I'd be running around the course with like 80 dudes and maybe two women in there and be like, terrified of, of the experience. And at the same time, like that, getting that chariot effect, like having that many people around you, you're kind of just like, Kind of going with the flow and, and being dragged around the course, which was kind of fun too. But I think it's a pure adrenaline rush and I feel like I'm too old for that now. trying to hold those kind of efforts. My heart rate doesn't go up that high anymore. I mean, it used to go up pretty easily over 200 and I think now I'd be on the sidelines vomiting if I had 200, [00:19:33] Randall R. Jacobs: that's almost hummingbird level [00:19:36] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah, yeah. You know, young and fit. . Yeah, I miss that. I think I miss being that fit. I do not miss having to put in the kind of effort to be that fit. [00:19:45] Randall R. Jacobs: Well, and more recently you've been doing a lot with gravel. is most of your riding gravel at this point? [00:19:49] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah. And I've always done gravel, like back when we just called it road bikes off road, you know, there wasn't any special gear just riding 20 threes over gravel and, uh, I've always liked gravel and adventuring. I've always liked being underbid. Um, so I've been doing gravel for a long time and I think, uh, I've definitely, since quitting, uh, racing, I've done mostly off-road. I think nowadays if I have like two hours to kill, I'll most definitely ride through the forest rather than go on a road ride. [00:20:19] Randall R. Jacobs: You're based currently in Portland [00:20:21] Anne-Marije Rook: portland, [00:20:22] Randall R. Jacobs: yeah. So you have fantastic outdoors right out your door in the Portland area and decent bike infrastructure as well, at least by, by our US standards. [00:20:31] Anne-Marije Rook: yeah. I mean, I chose, so I live in a, in a neighborhood called St. John's and I, I chose that specifically cause I go over across the bridge and I'm in the, in Forest Park, which is a, uh, a really big, and I think the long shill, there's 30 miles or so. So it's like, it's a, a really big forested area with gravel roads. Yeah, I'm, I'm there all the time. Uh, I also really got into mountain biking after I quit racing. So, you know, like all, all Mountain, uh, I used to do mostly XE and definitely been working on my skills and, uh, since quitting. Uh, just it's nice to be away from cars. I think the gist of that. [00:21:07] Randall R. Jacobs: Yeah, I think that, in addition to the exploratory element of it, is one of the things that led me to transition to primarily gravel riding . And I do think it's a major reason why gravel cycling has taken off in general. Not only are the bikes really versatile, so if you're only gonna have one bike while you can do all these different things, but then also I remember reading a. Some years ago a university study that was looking at the reasons, that people cite for not riding more. And safety is always number one by. I think that study was maybe eight or nine years ago, so in a few places the infrastructure has gotten a little bit better, but still not enough. And the attitudes of drivers. Have gotten better, but , still you get out of a certain zone of safety and you still have people angry at you for being on the road. [00:21:58] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah, I mean, like as a lifelong commuter, I, I've been hit quite a few times. I got hit twice during the pandemic alone, uh, while riding around town. And so, uh, It is the sa Yeah, I understand. The safety team. The thing a hundred percent, like you don't, uh, wanna take your life in your own hands when you're out riding. And, uh, it, it's, it's a big problem in the US that the infrastructure is still so lacking. And on one hand you're telling people to, you know, go get on your bike and be more sustainable and healthy. And at the same time, they're not offering a lot of, uh, insurances in terms of, you know, uh, infrastructure and whatnot to, to make that. [00:22:34] Randall R. Jacobs: Yeah. Now I'm, I'm curious as a journalist, what have been some of the areas that you've found most interesting to report on or that, you know, you've been able to dive into as a consequence of having that credential? [00:22:46] Anne-Marije Rook: Hmm. Uh, I'm, I always love people. I, I, I like to know what makes them tick. You know, especially those people on, on like the, the very top end of the sport. Like what makes 'em tick? How, how are they able to do this? And at the same time, uh, this year, one of the things I've been really interested in is, um, ebi. in terms of like the, the regulations around, um, lit I and, uh, batteries and, and the, the fact that there's so many fires and then the legislation around it and wish there is none yet, but that's coming. And so, uh, looking into a bit more of where these bags are coming from and, and what it takes. To control these, these devices a bit more has been very interesting. And it's not something that gets a lot of rates or gets clicks and whatnot, but it's something I find very interesting cuz it'll have a lot of, uh, repercussions I think in, in the next couple years as to which eBags are on the market, which products you can and cannot buy. And, uh, hopefully the safety of it all. [00:23:50] Randall R. Jacobs: What are some of the things that you've uncovered in that exploration? [00:23:54] Anne-Marije Rook: Well, the fact that there is absolutely, at the moment no legislation whatsoever, uh, for the consumer. So you can buy whatever you can find on the internet, and there's, there's no guarantee that it's not gonna set your house on fire. There's no safety around it, and that's, that's changing right now. New York City is currently, uh, considering banning the sale of secondhand or, uh, like. Uh, tested products, which would have massive repercussions cuz there's like 65,000 delivery workers in, uh, New York City alone. And these people are mostly relying on e-bikes to do their jobs, right? It's their livelihood. And so the moment you, you control these products, uh, it'll have a financial impact on these people as well. Well, third party testing and safety device. It costs more on the, on the manufacturers and therefore it'll have a higher price tag, price tag for the consumer as well. Um, but at the same time, you know, they ha are also dealing with 200 fires already this year. Um, specifically [00:24:56] Randall R. Jacobs: just the city of New York. [00:24:58] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah, just the city of New York relating to um, e mobility devices like E-Bikes, ESCOs, hoverboards, e Unicycles, that kind of stuff, which is a lot, you know, that's a lot for one city, specifically around these mobility devices. [00:25:12] Randall R. Jacobs: Sure, especially when you have such immense density. So a fire in New York City is not a standalone house that's oftentimes a building with dozens of families and a lot of people get displaced. [00:25:24] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah. Luckily they've, they've only, I should say that in, in quotation marks, they've had six fatalities and, and over 130, uh, injuries related to those fires. So, relatively speaking, that's not a high number, but it's, it's something that could be prevented with proper legislation. So I think for me, what's interesting is just like, The, the, the concept was that you can just import products that don't get tested and, you know, people will buy 'em because it's popular and it's, it's, uh, affordable and, and there's a reason, you know, items cost as much as, as they do and, you know, as, as someone who, uh, creates consumer goods. So, yeah. Anyway, that's, that's a long wind winded way of saying that's been a very interesting, uh, passion project of mine. [00:26:07] Randall R. Jacobs: well, on that particular topic, I know that there's, there's also kind of a cultural backlash against, say, in New York City, these e-bike, service providers out doing deliveries and if you look at who it is that is taking on those jobs, generally immigrant, , generally it's the first opportunity that they have in order to survive and make a living, getting a foundation here. So it's not as easy as simply, we're gonna band all these things , it's some, it's somebody's livelihood. [00:26:35] Anne-Marije Rook: And like as you said, it's a, it's a culture issue. It's a class issue. It's, it's not, not as simple as like, well, these items are unsafe, so we'll just ban them. [00:26:45] Randall R. Jacobs: And that, kind of speaks to, broader issues , that we could talk about in the bike space. Like we have this concept of a sidewalk bicycle, a more pejorative way of saying it would be a, bicycle shaped object. So these are, bikes that are generally built to a very low standard, generally sold through non, specialty retail , poorly assembled, and even if they were well assembled generally of parts that are of questionable quality. So poor breaking things like this, and they aren't required to. Hold up to the same standards as a bicycle that you buy at a bike shop that is designated for commuter use or other sorts of use. And, in the more premium end of the spectrum, which for a lot of people who aren't cyclists, would be any bike that's more than three, $400. There's detailed, is. International standards organization criteria for testing that. But that's another example of the same thing where, well, you could require that all bikes be built to a certain standard, but then new bikes would be inaccessible to lower income demographics. Though frankly, I think another outcome of that would probably be that you see more refurbishing of better quality. older used bikes and so that could be a net positive, especially given that they're likely to hold up a lot better. [00:28:01] Anne-Marije Rook: Mm-hmm. [00:28:01] Randall R. Jacobs: So, so that's another area [00:28:03] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah, I mean to that, like, I could ask that a lot and, and we've, we're about to enter another recession. Um, it's, it's apparent in another country already and, and we're headed that way as well. And, and so a big topic becomes budget bikes, like how much do you spend on a bike and new bikes that are. of a certain budget , I always tell people, go, go shop for a, a used bike and, and refurbish it. You're, you're better off than a cheap brand new bike. And there, I think for a long time there was this, this rather like attitude towards buying secondhand. , uh, products, especially, you know, around carbon bikes, like people were worried that they were broken or cracked, and I think there's a huge misconception around carbon, specifically in, in terms of the strength and like a carbon bike, if it doesn't, if it's not cracked, will last you an entire lifetime. Like, they don't deteriorate. Like, you know, metals will cor. And the restin in carbon doesn't necessarily break apart. Like if maintained well, a carbon bike will last you a lifetime, the end, right? You sure it breaks and you have to maybe get it checked over by, uh, an expert. But I think, uh, now that we have been in this carbon age for a bit longer, there's, there's nothing wrong with a used carbon bike [00:29:23] Randall R. Jacobs: I think that that is often true. There's a couple of challenges there though, with a metal bike, if there's something wrong with it, you generally see it unless it's cracking. Uh, and, and even a crack, you'd be able to see, but you'd be able to see that with a carbon bike too. But what you wouldn't be able to see is an impact that causes delamination in a tube but doesn't result in visual cracking or damage. The construction has gotten much, much better, so they are vastly more reliable, but there's been this push for, as light as possible, which means there's not a lot of buffer and there's a lot of higher modus carbons that are not as impact resistant. So I agree with you that the concerns are overblown. but at the same time, actually this is something that, was talking to, Kaylee Fretz about when he was on not too long ago. The merits of metal bikes, and I think that. Especially on the more economical end of the spectrum, it would be great to see more, steel bikes. [00:30:19] Anne-Marije Rook: Oh, for sure. I love, I I myself, steel roadie. I, I think I would love to have a titanium bike for sure. Um, I just think that from a sustainability point of view, for the last, I don't know, 10, 15 years, we've been cranking out one carbon bike after another and they're not being recycled, uh, because. Well, you can, but it's very, very cost prohibit, pro prohibitive to, um, try to get around the re resin and recycle that carbon. And so I think I would rather see some of these older frames be picked up and, and reuse in one way or another. Um, you know, slap a new group set on and it's a good bike. I'm also. , um, privilege in that. In Portland, we have a great company called Ruckus Composites, and they for, for fee, but it's not a significant fee. They will scan your carbon frame to make sure there aren't any, uh, cracks or whatever that, that you can't see, um, simply with your eyeballs. [00:31:17] Randall R. Jacobs: That's a great service and one that if anyone has access to, especially if they're buying secondhand or if they've crashed, absolutely worth it., the cost of not doing it is, potentially nothing or potentially catastrophic [00:31:29] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah. Yeah. And I think I'm, I'm more worried about people buying these really cheaply made. Carbon bikes cuz they're like, it's carbon and it'll be good. And I'm like, there is such a thing as bad carbon and uh, budget bikes that just, um, yeah, they, they don't stand the test of time. Whereas good carbon bikes will, like I said, last your lifetime, uh, obviously. You know, metal is, is, this is the safer bet. But, um, yeah, we, we just have so many carbon frames out there right now, and I just don't, don't see them being used, uh, ending up in landfill. I don't know. I think that's one of the things that if I could ask the industry to do anything, it's to be a bit more, uh, sustainable in, in what they crank out and, and looking for the opportunities to recycle some of the products that they create. [00:32:14] Randall R. Jacobs: There is talk about this within the industry. Craig was at the people for Bike Summit and there was a lot of talk around sustainability. It may have been more around packaging and the like, being discussed there. some of this is, the facilities haven't existed. So carbon recycling, for example, you need specialized facilities. fortunately there's new, ways in which recycled carbon can be utilized cuz it is a degraded material, right? So you're not going to get the long pure fibers that you're getting purely homogenous, resin with and so on. So you need to be able to create forged carbon components and the like, and you're starting to see that, um, That whole recycling infrastructure, like all recycling infrastructure, for the most part in this country, is not keeping up with the sheer amount of stuff that we're creating and discarding. [00:33:04] Anne-Marije Rook: No, absolutely not. And uh, I think especially after. You know, uh, right before, um, gravel got real big, I think the industry was just sitting on, on thousands of, of car, like mid-level carbon bikes with, with 10 speed group sets. And luckily in some ways, luckily the, um, pandemic created, um, this, this delay in, in, in the. Um, in, in getting new components. And I think that that forced people to go back and be like, can we use this nine or 10 speed group set? And there's an interesting amount of, of nine and seven speed groups that's on the market right now that just like got picked up cuz they were laying around. And uh, you see those especially in, in, uh, super adventure bikes or e-bikes where they use older group sets. And I think it's great cuz we, we need to use the, the things that we've produced. [00:33:55] Randall R. Jacobs: you've been following some of the supply chain changes. [00:33:59] Anne-Marije Rook: of course. Yeah. I mean, that's been the story for the last few years for the industry and, uh, it, it is a struggle. I, I can't imagine being one of those businesses that, that relies on. Uh, you know, uh, pretty much anything at the moment. But, uh, seeing, see, I think it's, it's really fun to see some innovations happening around, um, using the stuff that we already have. And, uh, there's a lot of, you know, maybe I'm just a super bike nerd, but a lot of different ways you can get more gears out of a you a seven speed trailer or like, you know, using micro shift and, and using all the different. uh, like innovative, uh, little handy tools out there to, to make what's old, new. [00:34:44] Randall R. Jacobs: Yeah, a hundred percent with you there. And some of the organizations that we've sought to support, as a company have been around taking old bikes and making them new again. [00:34:53] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah. And down to sh shifters, I've been seeing a lot of those and, and just like old friction shifters being used again, which I thought was very fun because, uh, it's a cheap way to build an adventure bike. You know, you just go with, with, uh, , straight up brake levers, no shifting in the, in, in your handlebars, which leaves more room for bags and whatever else. And then, um, little bar end shifters or shifters, which never thought I'd see those come back again. [00:35:18] Randall R. Jacobs: Yeah, also provides a lot more options in terms of what you can spec, because there's really only three major players in that space currently. STR and Shao being the dominant two. [00:35:28] Anne-Marije Rook: What, uh, what's the coolest thing you've seen done with a, with a thesis? [00:35:32] Randall R. Jacobs: We did have a rider do this really stunning, metallic flake paint job With a painter out of the Boulder, Denver area. So those sorts of customizations have been neat otherwise. we have a lot of people who've done extended bike packing trips. We have a channel in an online community that we help to set up which is dedicated to bike packing. So there've been whole reports on people's setups, and that's been really cool to see. One. Has become normal at this point. But I think that we were relatively early with was dropper posts. So had a dropper post in second wheel sets. So had a hypothesis early on, that people would have a single bike for a lot of things and about 50% of people got two wheel sets and pushing 90% of our riders have gotten dropper posts. [00:36:22] Anne-Marije Rook: Really? That's, that's a, surprises me. That's a, a large percentage of people. Um, do they actually use 'em? Like, do they get shredding enough to where you need a, a drop or post? [00:36:33] Randall R. Jacobs: I've seen several examples of folks that have either discarded the dropper or who were really concerned about weight, and so you're trying to figure out how to swap it easily. But in general, like the typical response was, yeah, game changer. And, from, me personally, especially living in the Bay Area where there's so much fast and steep road descending, I'd used it all the time. The argument that I make is it adds say three quarters of a. [00:37:00] Anne-Marije Rook: Mm-hmm. [00:37:02] Randall R. Jacobs: one, you're, you're faster and more confident, less likely to crash in all of those technical or high speed sorts of situations. But then also, to be able to scoot your butt off the back of the saddle, you need to often compromise your satellite a little bit. . And so that means that you're no longer setting up your bike for pure comfort, pure efficiency, pure performance. And so that three quarters of a pound, I'm 165, so I'm probably pushing, let's say, round up to 200 pounds with gear and so on. Three quarters of a pound is as a percentage, less than half a percent. So am I getting half a percent more efficient, on a climb because I'm in the right position? I think that that's pretty plausible. Never. The rest of the time. So that, that's my pitch for droppers. I know that not everyone is sold on them, but I, I think that it's, uh, it is the thing that makes a bike that is otherwise really good on flat and smooth train, something that you can get really rowdy with. [00:38:00] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah, I mean, I like to get rowdy on, on gravel bikes very much. It's, it's kind of like my, my favorite thing to do is see how far I can take it, uh, to the end I will say, uh, you know, I've, I've come around, I mentioned this to you in email, but I've come around on six 50 bees finally. That took me a long time, uh, to get, but having that actual rubber does, does allow me to get, uh, a little bit more rowdy than, than on 700. [00:38:27] Randall R. Jacobs: Yeah. And I, I had shared some thinking about why that might have been, but I'm curious, what did you find different and hard to adjust to switching from 700 to six 50? [00:38:36] Anne-Marije Rook: Uh, I think initially it was like, oh, this feels slow, and, um, You know, given my background, I, I, I liked really quick and, and fast responses and lively rides, and it felt like it did the opposite. Like it became a bit more, more twitchy, which makes for a bit more engaging. Right? But it just felt a little slower. Um, and it just, the handling was different than what I was used to on 700 seats, which also had to do with the, the tire width that was running, you know, going from, uh, 700 by. F maybe 40 to, you know, six 50 to 47. That's a huge difference in terms of like your, your rolling surface that you have and, and how that feels around the corners. Um, but then it got real rainy and muddy and I was riding the, this, this rather, uh, you know, Rudy Mound, bikey terrain. And that's when I noticed the difference of like, oh yeah, this really allows me to stay planted a bit better and, and, uh, maneuver these roots. . Um, I also like it, it started off like, oh, I understand this form, like a technical point of view. And then for comfort, it is really darn comfortable to just like crank out the miles on on more rubber. And it just, yeah, it's cushy and uh, I can see now why, you know, randomers and such opt for that, that tire size. But it took me a while. I, I will say maybe I'm just old school, but um, I finally got around to it. [00:40:01] Randall R. Jacobs: I can definitely relate to , at least the sensation of it, potentially feeling a little bit slower rolling. And there's definitely circumstances and this is, , Casing dependent as well, where, you know it very well may be, but at the same time, remember the first time you gave up 20 threes and put on 20 fives or 20 eights or thirties and how different that felt. And it's like, I'm not getting all of that, that road. It just feels slow all of a sudden. But, , data said otherwise, but I mean, six 50 s have their place. There's a reason why a lot of racers in certain types of events run 700 by, I mean, in the case of Belgian waffle Ride in San Diego, I think people are running like 32 slicks, [00:40:44] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah. Yeah, I mean, that makes sense, right? Like it's if when you have that much, uh, ground to cover and, uh, a fair bit of road in that as well, I believe, um, you would opt for that. But yeah, I've, I've come around. I'm a hundred percent a six 50 B believer. Now I do think you need two wheel sets. Um, for different, different occasions. But yeah, it was, it was a fun experiment for me. This, uh, this fall. [00:41:10] Randall R. Jacobs: When you say two wheel sets, you mean 2 6 50 wheel sets or, or one seven hundred and one six fifty. [00:41:15] Anne-Marije Rook: The latter. Yeah. 1 700, 1 6 50. Yeah. There's definitely days that, you know, if I know I'm gonna go long, I, I just feel like I'm. covering more ground then, then I'll do that on a, a 700. But yeah, for my, my most, like my lunch rides, that's up in, in, in the trails, that's definitely six 50 now. [00:41:34] Randall R. Jacobs: So what else have you found surprising or delightful in terms of products or insight into the sport or, experiences you've had of late. [00:41:43] Anne-Marije Rook: Uh, well, sticking with gravel, I think we're starting to see a, a really broad spectrum. of bikes that are either super capable, have suspension, you know, there's an increasing amount of bikes and suspension. And then on the other side, the ones that are, are really going for speed. , um, where you basically have a road bike, um, that's, that's slightly more capable, you know, so like if you wanna go with specialized, you've got the, the new s C r with the sus, the rear end suspension and front end suspension versus the crux, which is, uh, you know, a very capable cyros bike basically, and feathery light. And I think we're seeing more of that divide happening, which is pretty quick given that gravel as a category hasn't been around for all that long. Um, and it's, it. I think it's a very interesting development just to see what people are gonna go for and how much we're we're differentiating between gravel racing and gravel adventuring and bike packing. And like the difference now, like you can't just say gravel anymore. You have to specify whether you're talking about gravel racing or, or adventuring. Cuz those are two very different. Sides of the industry now, which is, it's interesting and it's really fun to watch. Um, and I, I think personally, I like the adventure side from a tech nerdiness a bit more because we know what a fast road bike look like and what it can do, but like, how capable can you make, um, a drop bar bike and how, like watching people bring back rigid mountain bikes and, and just like drawing on, on, uh, old technology and, and, and seeing things. Redshift and connect with their suspension posts that, you know, remind me of Soft Ride and like it is just from a tech point of view, it's, it's, it's an interesting development and really fun to watch. [00:43:27] Randall R. Jacobs: It's kind of like, um fashion in, in a way, like what's old is new. I mean, it's definitely radically better with, composites and wide and tubeless and disc brakes, in particular. But in a lot of ways we're riding the original mountain bikes again. [00:43:42] Anne-Marije Rook: We totally are, we're just writing, you know, those, those spring loaded , what were they? Canadas the ones with the, the head tube springs. [00:43:51] Randall R. Jacobs: Oh, the head shock. [00:43:52] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah. Yeah. , which I mean future shock is that, you know, connect and Redshift is basically a soft ride. It's just everything is, is new again. And it's really fun to watch. And I think what I geek out a lot more is just seeing what people are coming up with in their own shops and how people perhaps are learning for the first time to be a bit more hands-on and, and, uh, mechanical and. Exploring with their own setups. I mean, how many people don't know how to fix their own tire? Uh, and I think nowadays watching them experiment and building super machines, it's, it's just really fun. [00:44:27] Randall R. Jacobs: So given that we're kind of coming to the end of the., favorite products of 2022 and then in a general sense, products, racing. Otherwise. What are you most excited about in the new year? [00:44:39] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah, so my favorite products, uh, some of 'em are things that I bought myself or own, like, uh, my Brompton was one I found on Craigslist, which is super random, but I. I wanted something to travel with, um, that's compact and wouldn't require me having an extra bag or anything like that. And, uh, my Bronson and I have been to the Tour de France fem together. We've been to the Netherlands, to London, to the Sac Cross World Championships. So that bike goes with me everywhere, which was a really fun, uh, crux purchase that I didn't need, but has given me a lot of joy. [00:45:13] Randall R. Jacobs: Are you doing a lot of long rides on that, or is it more getting around and being able to get that 20 miler in? [00:45:18] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah. Yeah. Getting around the, it's not , it's not very comfortable. Talk about like slow rolling, tiny. Like try, try 16 inch wheels, like no. Uh, but [00:45:28] Randall R. Jacobs: seen dispatches from people doing extended tours on a Bronson, which I've always found super impressive. [00:45:34] Anne-Marije Rook: I mean, good on them. I like, I, I, I applaud them. I, I don't, I don't enjoy that very much. Um, but it's been a great bike to travel with and, and it's just a really silly, really fun purchase. Um, I also got a ultra cleaner for the first. Which is great for, uh, you know, the position northwest is really wet, really muddy. Um, our, our gear gets just absolutely destroyed and so keeping it clean, uh, extends the, the lifetime of, of your components. And uh, that's really been a fun way to, um, get like that super shiny clean drive train. [00:46:14] Randall R. Jacobs: mm-hmm. [00:46:15] Anne-Marije Rook: Uh, and that was just a birthday present, so it's not something that was sent to me to review. Um, and then the best shoes I had were to live, uh, much shoes. Um, they are bright purple. Uh, they look great. Everyone is always asking me about 'em, and I keep asking them to make 'em into a gravel shoe because I don't spend enough time on my road back anymore to wear them. Um, go ahead. [00:46:42] Randall R. Jacobs: Do you love them for their styling or some other [00:46:44] Anne-Marije Rook: No, they're, they're, they're a pure race shoe, like you're locked in. They're some of the stiffest shoes I've ever worn, but they also are an absolute head turner. [00:46:52] Randall R. Jacobs: Yeah. [00:46:53] Anne-Marije Rook: so it's a two for one package. Um, and, and the gravel side of things, uh, the SW RS tires were super impressive. Um, they're so fast and, uh, I've yet to flat them, which is pretty incredible given a, my, my history and B uh, just how much I've written. [00:47:11] Randall R. Jacobs: What size are you running them in? [00:47:13] Anne-Marije Rook: I have, uh, 40 twos, I think is when I was running last, and I, I mean, I took 'em with me traveling. Like I, I did the, uh, Finland gravel and I did not know what I was getting myself into. And, and so getting a file, like bringing a file thread, Racy Tire is a bit of a risk. Um, but they did really well and, uh, they're probably the best tires I've had in no while. And I'd say in general, the market, it has gotten so much better. Like the, it's so easy to set up two plus tires now, whereas like even two years ago I, it was quite struggle sometimes getting those seated in your, in your garage. Yeah. [00:47:52] Randall R. Jacobs: Yeah, absolutely. Though I, I will say, um, and this is a hobby horse I often jump on, um, you know, road, road, tubeless hook, less road tubeless scares me, [00:48:04] Anne-Marije Rook: I tried to, I, I got a few to review this year and I, I tried to see if I could make them explode, but I think I reached my, like, comfort level far before, or the end of my comfort level far before the tires did. So there's that. [00:48:18] Randall R. Jacobs: Yeah. Yeah. Uh, and then going into 2023 and this doesn't have to be gear, it can be events, it can be, personal adventures. What are you excited about coming into the new year? [00:48:29] Anne-Marije Rook: Uh, yeah, I'm gonna go even more into gravel and attending some more gravel events. So I'm very excited to return to Unbound and to do s p d Gravel. There's talk about, uh, me and a colleague of mine setting an F K T. So there's some really fun challenges and, um, since stepping away from racing and, uh, you know, getting married, buying a house, I've definitely spent less time on. On the bike as I would like. So getting something to train for, for me personally, is, is uh, it's kind of exciting to get back to it. [00:49:01] Randall R. Jacobs: By the way, congratulations on those milestones. [00:49:04] Anne-Marije Rook: thanks. It was an exciting two years of the pandemic. Yeah. [00:49:07] Randall R. Jacobs: Yeah. Um, well, alright, um, so where can people find you on Twitter? Uh, you're at cycling weekly. How do, how do people get ahold of you or see what you're, what you're writing about? [00:49:18] Anne-Marije Rook: Yeah, definitely on second weekly.com and then on social media Am Rook is my handle across every platform, including the ones that are popping up now that Twitter is taking a t. [00:49:29] Randall R. Jacobs: All right. Well, Anne-Marie, it's a pleasure to finally sit down and properly chat and very much looking forward to seeing you at Sea Otter and other industry events now that that's a thing again, and we can be out in the wild seeing each other. [00:49:41] Anne-Marije Rook: That's right. [00:49:42] Randall R. Jacobs: All right. [00:49:43] Anne-Marije Rook: for having me. [00:49:44] Craig Dalton: That's going to do it for this week's edition of the gravel ride podcast. Big, thanks to Anne Mariah. For having that conversation with Randall, I hope you guys learned a lot and I hope you do follow her on Twitter and follow her work as north American editor at cycling weekly. Huge. Thanks to our friends at athletic greens. Remember head on over to athletic greens.com/the gravel ride to check out ag one. One today. If you're interested in connecting with me or Randall, I encourage you to join the ridership. That's www.theridership.com. 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Welcome to Buzzed with Brian! Dubbels, Tripels, and Quads, OH MY! Brian is excited to bring you part one of this series. Belgian beers are packed full of history, naturally the pod needed more than one episode. This episode covers the history behind the dubbel and tripel featuring choice offerings from Sunshine Brew Co (Lake Mills, WI) and New Glarus Brewing Co. (New Glarus, WI). Grab your favorite Belgian beer, monk outfit, and listen to part 1! Thanks, and as always… Cheers Beers! After you consume the content and the beer, please write a review, follow us on social media, and hit that subscribe button. I would think you're pretty neat if you did!https://linktr.ee/buzzed_with_brianhttps://www.sunshinebrewco.com/https://newglarusbrewing.com/Host & Producer: Brian HansonChief Editor & Engineer: Matt SchabelPodcast Art Director: Amber SchabelMusical Score: North Breese, They once did a keg stand in a Trappist abbey https://open.spotify.com/artist/1jSw7NOndAf9I85UaN2dL7?si=uoK6J0TmQua8ztaiF6ceOAHistory/Style Credits: Many leather bound books, my noggin and these sites... https://www.craftbeer.com/beer-styleshttps://growlermag.com/style-profile-why-is-it-called-belgian-tripel/http://beerknews.com/dubbel-trippel-quad-whats-the-difference/
This series is dedicated to craft beer styles. During this series we will discuss everything from Stouts to Rauchbier, and everything in between. We will cover appearance, aroma, mouthfeel, taste, ingredients, proper serving temp, and the glassware that should be used for serving. We will do all of this while also interjecting our humorous opinions on the style. In this episode we discuss Belgian Tripel Style examples: Allagash Tripel, St. Bernardus Tripel, and Thirsty Dog Cerberus ABV: 7.5% - 9.5% IBUs: 20-40 Color: 4.5-7 Our sample beer for the week: Brouwerji De Halve Maan Straffe Hendrik Brugs Tripel Bier 9 9% ABV 35 IBU Support the show by doing your Amazon shopping through our affiliate link. Just click the link here or on my website and do your shopping as you would normally. With every purchase you make using the link the podcast gets a little commission kick back. https://www.amazon.com?&linkCode=ll2&tag=thebrewerof0f-20&linkId=508b80c5f61935cee690c0e883386653&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl Please consider becoming a member of the Pint Club by visiting my Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/PintTalkingPintClub There are four tier levels and when you join the Pint Club you will get an opportunity to win a six pack of Ohio beer that is shipped by Rivalry Brews https://rivalrybrews.com/. You will also get a few coupon codes, a Pint Talking Sticker, and you'll also get the early released ad free version of this show. Don't forget to visit my website at https://www.thebrewerofseville.com/ to catch up on old episodes and visit the newly renovated BOS swag store. I have added several new colors and styles of Tees and Hoodies. Make sure you check out our friends at Wrecking Crew Brew Works on the web at https://www.wreckingcrewbrewworks.com/ and follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Wreckingcrewbrewworks and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/wreckingcrewbrewworks Check out our other sponsors: Join the American Homebrewers Association and get access to hundreds of award-winning recipes as well as countless informative articles. Follow this link and use the code PintTalking for $5 off your membership. https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/support-the-aha/?promo=the-Brewer-of-Seville. Shirts on Tap at https://shirtsontap.com/ and use the code rq7szr For $10 off your first order.
A conversation between the Academy award-nominated writer, producer, and director Luca Guadagnino and the Belgian painter Michaël Borremans on the relationship between painting and film. They muse on the specificity of light to their mediums, the role of the uncanny, and paintings and films as a mirror of who we imagine ourselves to be. Guadagnino's most recent film Bones and All debuted to critical acclaim last Fall. Michaël Borremans held his seventh solo exhibition at David Zwirner, The Acrobat, in Spring of 2022.
Earlier this week I was in Manchester, New Hampshire for the state's brewers guild conference and I had a chance to sample my way through a lot of what the state is currently producing. This was especially true during my conversation with Devin Bush of Wild Bloom Beer. He's the Head Brewer & Co-Founder - along with his wife Beth Ibitz = of the Littleton, NH brewery which recently opened a taproom with a focus on Saisons, Belgians, and Lagers. He's a graduate of the BrewLab at the University of Sunderland, has certification from the International Guild of Brewers and Distillers, and brewing for Bridge Road Brewers in Australia among other breweries across Europe and the US. He was also awarded the inaugural NH Brewer of the Year in 2020 and also serves on the NHBA Education Committee. What is clear from the conversation – where he opened several beers along the way – he has a passion for local ingredients – actual local ingredients. This Episode is Sponsored By:Athletic Brewing Co.This episode is brought to you by Athletic Brewing Company – America's leading non-alcoholic craft brewer. Give Dry a Try this January with Athletic Brewing's near beers. NEW Athletic customers can receive 20% off their FIRST order of TWO 6-packs or more when they visit athleticbrewing.com and use the code AAB20 at checkout by March 31, 2023.For more Drink Beer, Think Beer check out All About Beer. Host: John Holl Guest: Devin Bush Sponsors: Athletic Brewing, All About Beer Tags: Beer, Lager, Rauchbier, History, Local Ingredients, Malt, Saison
The Oscar nominations are here! Sean and Amanda break 'em all down, including the big surprises and the final tally for the Best Picture race (1:00). Then, Sean is joined by Belgian writer-director and newly minted Oscar nominee Lukas Dhont to discuss his new film, ‘Close' (59:00). Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins Guest: Lukas Dhont Producer: Bobby Wagner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Pastry chef, entrepreneur and bon vivant, Cheryl Wakerhauser, sees every day as a chance to learn something new and contribute something else. After a short-lived career studying to be an astronaut, Cheryl received a degree in pastry arts from Vancouver's Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts and then headed straight to Southern France to further train at the prestigious pâtisserie of MOF Philippe URRACA. Her eccentric dessert restaurant, Pix Pâtisserie, was born in Portland, Oregon in 2002, where adventurous guests could enjoy bold flavored sweet treats paired with a Belgian ale late into the night. Bar Vivant was added to the space in 2012, bringing a savory menu of San Sebastián inspired tapas to pair with the ever growing, award-winning beverage selection, showcasing both champagne and sherry wines. The pandemic inspired a new business model – vending. The Pix-O-Matic debuted in 2020 selling the same fine French pâtisserie that was served in the restaurant, but in a 24-hour contactless vending machine. Her techniques, flavor combinations and whimsical design (along with a few parlor tricks!) can be discovered in her acutely instructional cookbooks, Modern French Pastry and Petite Pâtisserie, which have received accolades by France's two most prestigious professional cooking trade journals, Thuriès Gastonomie and Le Journal du Pâtissier. She also teaches food and wine master classes, where students can learn how to make a croquembouche, perfect their macarons or explore the different styles of sherry wine. In this episode we discuss: How Cheryl first became interested in pastry How she landed an internship with Phillipe Urraca, MOF What it was like to be one of the only women in a French pastry kitchen How she turned her dream of opening a pastry shop into reality The careful crafting of a fun atmosphere at Pix Patisserie Navigating the COVID pandemic and the brainstorm of the Pix-o-Matic How she was able to write two successful cookbooks Cheryl's secret for making pastry cream in record time and much more! Episode Sponsored by Dobla - IRCA We know pastry chefs are busy. Ordering from Dobla and IRCA means not having to make everything from scratch, and instead spending time assembling final products for sale. It means getting more products in one place, which cuts down on the time spent browsing catalogs, placing orders and visiting with sales representatives. That means you spend less time focused on the business and more time on the thing you love: creating succulent sweets and savories that will keep your customers coming back for seconds. For more information, visit www.dobla.com.
Whitehall 1212, named after the then famous telephone number of Scotland Yard—the headquarters of the London Metropolitan Police Force—was written and directed by Wyllis Cooper and broadcast by NBC. It was hosted by Chief Superintendent John Davidson, curator of the Black Museum and it used many of the same picked cases by contemporary radio show The Black Museum, and nearly mirrored its broadcast run. The two shows were different in the respect that while Whitehall 1212 told the story of a case entirely from the point of view of the police starting from the crime scene, The Black Museum was more heavily dramatized and played out scenes of the actual murders and included scenes from the criminal's point of view. Listen to our radio station Old Time Radio https://link.radioking.com/otradio Listen to other Shows at My Classic Radio https://www.myclassicradio.net/ Remember that times have changed, and some shows might not reflect the standards of today's politically correct society. The shows do not necessarily reflect the views, standards, or beliefs of Entertainment Radio
Produced by Seven Million Bikes Podcasts, in Episode 5 of Beer Stories, Alex & Mischa talk to Charles Guerrier of Brew Asia about a range of topics, including how he started the South East Asian Brewer's Conference (recently renamed Brew Asia for 2023), why he loves visiting Saigon so much, how much and how quickly Brew Asia has grown, the Vietnamese Craft Beer Industry, how you deal with armed guards storming your conference in a foreign country, getting started on Belgian beers, the fluidity of beer styles in the modern craft beer market, off-flavours vs. on-flavours, the spirit of community that arises around craft beer in different countries, and the importance of winning awards. They also run the spectrum on The Hangover Check and Charles comes clean in the latest installment of Fact or Fiction. Cheers! Learn more about Pasteur Street Brewing Co.Follow us on Facebook.Get NordVPN's ultimate security package - 63% off the 2-year planSupport the showThese are the programs we use to create Did that really happen? These are affiliate links so they will give us a small commission, only if you sign up , and at no extra cost to you! You'll be directly supporting Seven Million Bikes too.NordVPN | Descript | Buzzsprout | Canva | Fiverr | 10 Web
Episode 119: We sat down with Terry Karges for the second installment in our TSC in LA series. Terry is the Executive Director of the Petersen Automotive Museum, a wonderful storyteller, a true gentleman and an enthusiast through and through. We talk automotive heroes, building community and the secrets of running the world's greatest car museum. This is a look behind the Petersen curtain that you don't want to miss! Online: petersen.org Instagram: @petersenmuseum If you haven't already, please take a moment to subscribe to, rate and review the Steering Committee on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and everywhere else you listen to podcasts. And follow us on Instagram at @ryanbahrke and @thesteeringcommitteepodcast. And be sure to check out our Spotify playlist with all our opening songs: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0jeI1AhIbcOdUpxebSP5VO Swisstrax.com currently advertises all products at an everyday low price of 15% off MSRP. Use our code STEER5 for an additional 5% off! We love RiNo Sign Works: @rinosignworks and rinosignworks.com. And for badass Belgian brews, visit OG TSC sponsor Bruz Beers at bruzbeers.com. goodr sunglasses: use the code STEERING15 for 15% off your first order at goodr.com.
The rise of Roméo Lavia. Roméo Lavia is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Southampton. Southampton Football Club is an English professional football club based in Southampton, Hampshire, which competes in the Premier League. Their home ground since 2001 has been St Mary's Stadium, before which they were based at The Dell. The club play in red and white shirts. Image Credit: lavizzy6/instagram
歡迎留言告訴我們你對這一集的想法： https://open.firstory.me/user/cl81kivnk00dn01wffhwxdg2s/comments 每日英語跟讀 Ep.K509: About animals - Shakin' bacon? Belgian researchers study pigs' response to music Scientists in Belgium are investigating a farmer's claim that different styles of music affect the behavior of his pigs. 比利時科學家正在調查一名農夫所說，不同類型的音樂會影響其豬隻行為之事。 Piet Paesmans first noticed the phenomenon when his son started singing a tune in the barn during a sluggish insemination session his sows seemed excited and started wagging their tails. 皮耶特‧帕斯曼斯最先注意到這個現象，是在一次閒適的授精作業時，他的兒子在豬舍裡唱起一段旋律，而母豬似乎很興奮，開始搖擺尾巴。 Paesmans has since created a playlist to coincide with different parts of the day. 在那之後，帕斯曼斯設計了一份播放清單，在一天中不同時段播放。 "Jolly dance songs are the biggest hits. When it's really dynamic they even start dancing around and frolicking. Rock music is too strong, they don't like it," he said. 他說：「歡快的舞曲最受歡迎。當歌曲真的很動感時，牠們甚至會開始跳舞作樂。搖滾樂則太強烈，牠們不喜歡。」 "A top athlete needs to be completely fit not only physically, but also mentally. And that's just the same for pigs. When they are slaughtered, you can see when they've had too much stress. It's really important for the quality of the meat." 「一名頂尖運動員不光身體狀況必須無懈可擊，心理狀況也得強健，豬也是一樣。當牠們被宰殺時，你可以看出牠們是否承受過多壓力。這對肉的品質真的很重要。」 Next Article Real snowbird in Southern California? Snowy owl to be exact真的雪鳥現蹤南加州？準確來說是雪鴞 Snowbirds are a common sight in Southern California in wintertime. A snowy owl to be exact. 雪鳥在南加州冬季很常見。準確來說是隻雪鴞。 Crowds of bird-watchers have been showing up regularly in an Orange County neighborhood to gawk at a snowy owl, a species normally found around the Arctic, Canada and several northern U.S. states. 橘郡有個街區經常出現目不轉睛地看著一隻雪鴞的賞鳥人潮，該物種通常出現在北極、加拿大附近和美國北部諸州。 It's current home is a rooftop perch in the balmy city of Cypress. 牠現在的家位在氣候溫和宜人的賽普拉斯市一處屋頂邊緣。 “It is absolutely unique as a bird observation,” Vic Leipzig, who teaches birding at Saddleback College, told The Orange County Register this week. 在馬鞍背學院教導觀鳥的維克．萊比錫本週告訴《橘郡紀事報》，「做為觀鳥活動，這絕對是獨一無二的。」 The newspaper reported that local bird experts speculated that the owl could have arrived in Southern California aboard a ship or could be a captive bird that escaped. 該報報導指出，當地鳥類專家推測這隻貓頭鷹可能是搭船抵達南加州，也可能是一隻逃脫的圈養鳥。Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1560986 ; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1560082 Powered by Firstory Hosting
This series is dedicated to craft beer styles. During this series we will discuss everything from Stouts to Rauchbier, and everything in between. We will cover appearance, aroma, mouthfeel, taste, ingredients, proper serving temp, and the glassware that should be used for serving. We will do all of this while also interjecting our humorous opinions on the style. In this episode we discuss Belgian Dubbel. Style examples: Allagash Brewing Dubbel Ale, Twin Oast Sugar Rock, and Anderson Valley Brother David's Dubbel ABV: 6% - 7.6% IBUs: 15-25 Color: 10-17 Our sample beer for the week: St. Bernardus Prior 8 8% ABV 23 IBU Support the show by doing your Amazon shopping through our affiliate link. Just click the link here or on my website and do your shopping as you would normally. With every purchase you make using the link the podcast gets a little commission kick back. https://www.amazon.com?&linkCode=ll2&tag=thebrewerof0f-20&linkId=508b80c5f61935cee690c0e883386653&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl Please consider becoming a member of the Pint Club by visiting my Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/PintTalkingPintClub There are four tier levels and when you join the Pint Club you will get an opportunity to win a six pack of Ohio beer that is shipped by Rivalry Brews https://rivalrybrews.com/. You will also get a few coupon codes, a Pint Talking Sticker, and you'll also get the early released ad free version of this show. Don't forget to visit my website at https://www.thebrewerofseville.com/ to catch up on old episodes and visit the newly renovated BOS swag store. I have added several new colors and styles of Tees and Hoodies. Make sure you check out our friends at Wrecking Crew Brew Works on the web at https://www.wreckingcrewbrewworks.com/ and follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Wreckingcrewbrewworks and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/wreckingcrewbrewworks Check out our other sponsors: Join the American Homebrewers Association and get access to hundreds of award-winning recipes as well as countless informative articles. Follow this link and use the code PintTalking for $5 off your membership. https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/support-the-aha/?promo=the-Brewer-of-Seville. Shirts on Tap at https://shirtsontap.com/ and use the code rq7szr For $10 off your first order.
On this episode of Brave Commerce, Anouck Gotlib, CEO of Belgian Boys, joins hosts Rachel Tipograph and Sarah Hofstetter to discuss branding and developing products over time. Gotlib shares the experience of creating and launching Belgian Boys with her husband. She explains how she gave the product “clothes” or rather developed the brand to be exciting and enticing to customers. In developing the brand she looked to the consumer and has gone back to consumer feedback to elevate and evolve it. As a first-time CEO operating a CPG organization, Gotlib prioritizes the value of learning from her team and listening to them with an open mind. Her battles with imposter syndrome have taught her to lean on her community when facing obstacles and learning from mistakes. Gotlib reveals several key choices that helped drive consumer attention to Belgian Boys including where the product is positioned in grocery stores alongside complementary products. By relying on key data points to drive decisions, Belgian Boys has scaled across a wide selection of retailers and is continuing to grow.Key Takeaways: Branding goes beyond a logo or a package to product placement and ethosConsumer-driven brands succeed via a deep understanding of their consumers' lifestylePersistence pays off for emerging brands, especially when it comes to retailer relationships Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
A busy day of racing as national titles were awarded across the globe! Noah and Issam talk you through the results! They Zoom in on the Dutch and Belgian national championships first. They talk about how Puck Pieterse won in Zaltbommel, how deep Van der Haar needed to go, the huge issue between Sweeck and Vanthourenhout and how Cant claimed her 14th national title. After that they talk about the other races. They talk about Spain, France, Italy, Japan, Portugal and many other countries!
Bart Somers is a Belgian politician who has served as the mayor of Mechelen and is a minister in the Flemish government. He was awarded the 2016 World Mayor Prize in recognition of Mechelen's success in integrating recent immigrants. In this week's conversation, Yascha Mounk and Bart Somers discuss how prioritizing public safety helped Mechelen head off populist extremism, how to build civic structures that create social trust between people of different backgrounds, and how the city was able to cultivate a sense of local identity that is embraced by both recent migrants and longtime residents. This transcript has been condensed and lightly edited for clarity. Please do listen and spread the word about The Good Fight. If you have not yet signed up for our podcast, please do so now by following this link on your phone. Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.persuasion.community Podcast production by John Taylor Williams, and Brendan Ruberry Connect with us! Spotify | Apple | Google Twitter: @Yascha_Mounk & @joinpersuasion Youtube: Yascha Mounk LinkedIn: Persuasion Community Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sofia is an Italian-born clothing designer and founder of one of our favorite streetwear lines, Aries. We spoke with her from her home in London about the polarizing effects of broth, what to do when asked to have a "digital coffee" with someone, a report from the front lines of the gas oven war, listen to us on the Straightio-Lab podcast, I just think it's funny the Paris Review talks about the same things we do, Sofia's son makes proper grime beats, if there's one thing Italians like, it's free streetwear, once you hit a certain age you just have to nap, there's a time and place to drive like an asshole, from raving in the 90s to taking her kids to Ibiza, her love of Skete Davidson, organic growth vs. LVMH, her plans for the flagship store in Soho, her top three prescription pills, and we close out with Bernie Madoff's Belgians. instagram.com/ariesarise twitter.com/donetodeath twitter.com/themjeans --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/howlonggone/support
On this week's transfer round-up show, Manu and Stefan dive into Bayern Munich's defensive problems, whether Gladbach can replace all of their departing stars, some important transfer news for Bayer Leverkusen, if Mainz will be able to find some January reinforcements for their attack and then, finally, a discussion about how RB Leipzig continue to run circles around Borussia Dortmund in the transfer window. Enjoy!
We've got beer historian Roel Mulder back in to talk about the history of Belgian lambic. Joing him are lambic experts Mark Linsner and Matt Granstrom of Lambic.info.We would LOVE to hear what you have to say! Please let us know.Emails to: Insiders@craftbeertemple.comLetters to: 3173 N Elston Ave. Chicago, IL 60618
Keeping the Swedish spirit alive, we have two more local beers. Ability Brewing is located here in Malmö. It's part of Malmö Brewing and can be found exclusivly at their taproom. This is the first stout they've released outside of the taproom. Double Mash Vanilla Imperial Stout is an 11% ABV stout with vanilla. They don't tell us more than what's on the label. It's a dark roasted malt stout with lots of dark characters. Electric Nurse is from Ladvetter, Sweden. It's a little trip up north from here. Frog King is a Belgian strong dark ale. Also clocking in 11.5% ABV, this beer promises barrel-aged belgiany goodness. Sadly, it's not leaping very high. #beer #craftbeer #drinks #abilitybrewing #imperialstout #electricnurse #belgianstrongale
Episode 118: TSC in LA with Rachel McCollough, live from Upshift Brewing in El Segundo. Porsche experiences, karting secrets and the island of misfit cars. www.porschedriving.com/los-angeles www.upshiftbrewing.com If you haven't already, please take a moment to subscribe to, rate and review the Steering Committee on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and everywhere else you listen to podcasts. And follow us on Instagram at @ryanbahrke and @thesteeringcommitteepodcast. And be sure to check out our Spotify playlist with all our opening songs: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0jeI1AhIbcOdUpxebSP5VO Swisstrax.com currently advertises all products at an everyday low price of 15% off MSRP. Use our code STEER5 for an additional 5% off! We love RiNo Sign Works: @rinosignworks and rinosignworks.com. And for badass Belgian brews, visit OG TSC sponsor Bruz Beers at bruzbeers.com. goodr sunglasses: use the code STEERING15 for 15% off your first order at goodr.com.
Happy 2023 to everyone, and to celebrate we are back with a brand new episode. Scott and Ben go through all the action from another crazy week of Belgian football, featuring lots of points for those in the relegation scrap. They also go through the big game between Genk and Club Brugge, before summing up all that has happened in the Challenger Pro League while we were away.
Anouck Gotlib is the CEO of Belgian Boys, a woman-owned sweet treats and snack brand on a mission to turn up the happy one sweet moment at a time. Belgian Boys offers a delicious assortment of breakfasts, sweet treats, and desserts, including stroopwafels, crepes, pancakes, and cookies. Anouck joins Justin to discuss this yummy brand!
On episode 20 of Past Prime, Steve and Matty hoist a nautical distress signal and recount every headline of the second half of the twentieth century, including "Belgians in the Congo," as they try to figure out who, exactly, started that fire. They bravely confront the middle-aged storm that was Billy Joel's eleventh studio album, a song cycle about supermodels, Long Island fisherman, Russian clowns and being "totally cool." In the process, they manage to unmask the most complicated, commercially beloved, critically reviled singer-songwriter of his generation. "Storm Front" (1989) was the second to last Pop album the Piano Man recorded. Though massively popular in its day, "Storm Front" is ultimately a strange, shrill record that grunts a lot without ever really saying all that much. And so, our co-hosts have to dig deep to figure out the enigma that is Billy Joel. Is he a misunderstood genius? An overqualified Paul Shaffer? Why was he so upset all the time? What was that fire and was Billy really trying to fight it? To read more about Billy Joel's "Storm Front" check out the full essay at Past Prime.
Disney's Updated Offer of Free Dining is a Twist on the Old Way, but there's a CatchYou can now get up to a $750 Disney Dining Promo Card when you book a non-discounted 5-night, 4-day vacation package that includes a room at a select Disney Deluxe Resort or Disney Deluxe Villa Resort and theme park ticket(s).The offer is valid for arrivals most nights July 1 to July 10, 2023 and August 1 to September 14, 2023. A lower-value Disney Dining Promo Card may also be available when you purchase this package during other select summer arrival dates.After checking in you'll get an email with the amount credited to you via Disney Gift Card. Only good at participating food and beverage locations. You then present the barcode when you're paying and it will be deducted from the credit. You can see remaining balance as well.It's not a blanket $750 dining card. These are the values for July 1 - 10 and August 1 - September 14, 2023: Up to $150 per night at Deluxe Villas and Resorts Up to $100 per night on select Moderate Resorts Up to $50 per night on select Value Resorts From June 25 - 30 and July 11 - 31 the values are as follows: Up to $125 per night at Deluxe Villas and Resorts Up to $75 per night on select Moderate Resorts Up to $35 per night on select Value Resorts --Disney Eats Foodie Guide to the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the ArtsThe EPCOT International Festival of the Arts runs from January 13 to February 20, 2023 and celebrates the creation and beauty of cuisines, music, and art.Pop Eats (Near Port of Entry)Food Items: Tomato Soup with grilled cheese Tomato Soup with pimento cheese, bacon, and fried green tomato grilled cheese (New) TOP PICK Almond Frangipane Cake layered with raspberry jam and Belgian chocolate (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine Item) Beverages: Brooklyn Brewery Pulp Art Hazy IPA Bleu Spectrum: Blanc de Bleu Cuveé Mousseux with boba pearls The Deconstructed Dish (Near Port of Entry)Food Items: Deconstructed BLT: Pork belly, soft-poached egg, onion bread pudding, watercress espuma, and tomato jam Deconstructed French Onion Soup: Beef broth ravioli, gruyère cream, onion bread pudding, and onion textures Deconstructed Key Lime Pie: Flexible Key lime curd, “Key lime” mousse, graham cracker cake, and meringues (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine Item) Beverages: Deconstructed Apple Pie à la Mode: Apple-cinnamon gelato, cinnamon apple cider, apple pie filling, and streusel (Non-alcoholic) Wicked Weed Brewing Blank Canvas Belgian Blonde Witbier Deco Delights (Near Port of Entry) Food Items: Dulce Chocolate Mousse with chocolate crémeux and dark chocolate truffle Decadent Valrhona Chocolate with dark chocolate mousse, chocolate brownie, and cassis mousse Orange Mousse with Lemon Cake and Raspberry Meringues (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine Item) Beverages: 3 Daughters Brewing Strawberry Blonde Nitro 81Bay Brewing Co. Vanilla Porter Playalinda Brewing Co. Milk Stout Espresso Martini featuring Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka (New) Neapolitan Beer Flight The Craftsman's Courtyard (Near Creations Shop)Food Items: Beef Wellington: Mushroom duxelles, prosciutto, and puff pastry with red wine demi-glace and baby vegetables Cast Iron-roasted P.E.I. Mussels with sautéed tomatoes, garlic, and fresh herbs Beverages: BrewDog Jet Black Heart Nitro Oatmeal Stout (New) Cold Fashion Coffee Cocktail Refreshment OutpostFood Items: Plant-based Bratwurst with spicy turmeric aïoli, coffee barbecue jackfruit, and slaw (Plant-based item) Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie Soft-serve Waffle Cone: DOLE Whip, salted-caramel soft-serve, or swirl Beverages: Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. Berries & Cream Sour Berliner (New) TOP PICK Left Hand Brewing Co. Wook Bait IPA (New) Central 28 Beer Company Wall Art Brown Ale Pastoral Palate (Germany) Food Items: Red Wine-braised Beef Short Rib with parsnip purée, broccolini, baby tomatoes, and aged balsamic Wild Boar Cassoulet with duck confit, ham hock, and wild boar sausage Black Forest Cake: Chocolate Mousse with morello cherries and Chantilly cream (New) Beverages: 3 Daughters Brewing Rosé Hard Cider 81Bay Brewing Co. Rosé Blonde Ale Frozen Rosé A Play on Rosé Flight Marietta Old Vine Rosé The Artist's Table (The American Adventure) Food Items: Three-Meat Meatloaf with “Peas and Carrots”: Green pea pudding, carrot ketchup, shaved carrot salad, and snap peas (New) TOP PICK Duck and Dumplings: Smoked duck breast, ricotta dumplings, petite vegetables, and duck jus (New) Hummingbird Cake: Banana cake with pineapple, coconut, pecans, and cream cheese frosting with banana sorbet (New) Beverages: Sipping Chocolate Flight: White, milk, and dark chocolates (Non-alcoholic) Boulevard Brewing Co. Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale (New) Parish Brewing Co. South Coast Session Amber Ale (New) Brewery Ommegang Three Philosophers Belgian Quad (New) Lange Estate Winery Pinot Noir Symphony in Chocolate Flight: Mozart Chocolate Liqueurs paired with sipping chocolates Beer Flight Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina (Morocco)Food Items: Carrots Three Ways: Chermoula-spiced grilled carrots, pickled carrots, and carrot ginger purée (Plant-based item) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) House-made Crispy Almond Phyllo Pockets with white chocolate pomegranate and milk chocolate orange Beverages: Chai Tea Mint Sparkler featuring Twinings Chai Tea with Sprite (Non-alcoholic) Stem Ciders Flockstar Hard Cider Blake's Hard Cider Co. Mule de Pomme: Pomegranate, ginger, and lime hard cider 3 Daughters Brewing Chai Hard Cider Chai Tea Mint Mimosa featuring Twinings Chai Tea with Key lime sparkling wine and mint Cider Flight Vibrante & Vívido: Encanto Cocina (Between Morocco & France) Food Items: Chorizo and Potato Empanada with turmeric aïoli and annatto aïoli (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine Item) Spicy Ajiaco Soup with guajillo and árbol chili-spiced chicken, potato, avocado, corn, and crème fraîche (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) Passion Fruit Mousse with dragon fruit jam (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) Beverages: Coconut and Passion Fruit Smoothie (Non-alcoholic) Frozen Piña Colada Passion Fruit Daiquiri Refreshment Port (Near Canada)Food Items: Gnocchi Poutine with red wine-braised beef, cheese curds, basil, and burrata Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie Soft-serve Waffle Cone: DOLE Whip Strawberry, DOLE Whip Lemon, or swirl Beverages: Blood Orange Cosmo: Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka with blood orange, cranberry, and lime Boulevard Brewing Co. Quirk Blueberry Lemon & Lavender Hard Seltzer (New) Gourmet Landscapes (Canada) Food Items: Blood Orange-braised Beet Tartare with mustard vinaigrette, pickled clamshell mushrooms, and golden beets (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine Item) (Plant-based Item) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) Roasted Bone Marrow with onion marmalade, pickled mushrooms, and petite lettuce Wild Mushroom Risotto with aged Parmesan, truffle shavings, and zinfandel reduction Beverages: Whole Hog Brewery Raspberry Chéret Double Radler Schlumberger Cuvée Klimt Brut The Meeker Vineyard Winemaker's Handprint Merlot Frozen Rusty Nail Cocktail Moderne (Near Test Track) Food Items: Compressed Watermelon Tataki with pickled watermelon rind, yuzu pearls, watermelon foam, and wasabi (New) TOP PICK (Plant-based Item) Angry Crab: Whole crispy soft-shell crab with green papaya salad, mango-sriracha fluid gel, and coconut-lime foam with pomegranate and mango crush pearls (New) Pan-seared Scallops with vanilla-butternut squash purée, brown butter cauliflower purée, and lime foam (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine Item) The Tropics: Lilikoi mousse, guava cake, coconut crémeux, compressed pineapple, and mango gel (New) Beverages: Watermelon Mary featuring Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka (New) Lohr Riesling (New) Figment's Inspiration Station at the Odyssey: Art, Food, and Little Sparks of Magic Food Items: Fruit Pizza: Watermelon, compressed cantaloupe, berries, and berry balsamic (New) (Plant-based Item) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) Pop't Art: Sugar Cookie with blueberry filling (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine Item) Rainbow Cake with freeze-dried SKITTLES bite sized candies Figment Premium Popcorn Bucket with rainbow popcorn (Limit 2 per person) Beverages: Grape Smoothie with freeze-dried SKITTLES bite sized candies (Non-alcoholic) (New) TOP PICK 3 Daughters Brewing Black Cherry Hard Cider (New) TOP PICK 3 Daughters Brewing Blood Orange Hard Cider (New) 3 Daughters Brewing Passion Fruit Hard Cider (New) Rainbow Cider Flight (New) 81Bay Brewing Co. Green with Envy Blonde Ale (New) 81Bay Brewing Co. Blue Butterfly Lager (New) Urban Artifact The Gadget Raspberry & Blackberry Midwest Fruit Tart (New) Rainbow Beer Flight (New) Connections Café Food Item: Figment Liege Waffle (New) TOP PICK Connections EateryBeverage: Dusk ‘Til Dawn: Three Olives Blueberry Vodka, lemonade, and orange juice with cotton candyL'Art de la Cuisine Française (France)Food Items: Crème de Brie en Petit Pain: Warm creamy brie in a house-made bread bowl Croissant à la Truffle Noir d'Hiver: Black winter truffle croissant Mille-Feuille de Betteraves aux Herbes et Noix de Cajoux: Plant-based napoleon with beets, cashew-herb filling, pepper-pine nut sauce, and balsamic vinegar caviar (New) (Plant-based Item) Moelleux aux Noisettes et Chocolats Valrhona: Molten chocolate and hazelnut cake with pure origin Valrhona chocolates and passion fruit-mango sauce Beverages: Frozen French Martini: Grey Goose Vodka, vodka, chambord liqueur, pineapple, orange, and grape juices with lemon-lime foam Charles Lafitte, Brut Rosé Prestige, Méthode Traditionnelle Champenoise, French Rosé Sparkling Wine Domaine Raphaël Sallet, Mâcon-Uchizy Les Maranches 2020, Chardonnay, Mâconnais, Burgundy (New) Cîroc Sunset Citrus Vodka Spritz (New) El Artista Hambriento (Mexico)Food Items: Carne Asada: Chipotle-marinated beef sirloin, sweet potato purée, and crispy-fried onions (New) Huarache de Champiñones: Guajillo chile and corn masa huarache with pinto beans, oyster mushrooms, Nopales, queso fresco, and pea tendrils (New) Flan de Coco: Coconut flan, guava sauce, and whipped cream (New) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) Beverages: Mexican Craft Beer: Cielito Lindo Artisanal Mexican Craft Beer Bombon Margarita “Marshmallow”: Ilegal Mezcal Reposado, marshmallow cordial, lime juice, agave nectar and a hint of coffee and elderflower served with a toasted marshmallow (New) TOP PICK Las Californias: Tromba Blanco Tequila, strawberry-lime purée, and Las Californias Citrus Mexican Gin (New) Goshiki (Japan)Food Items: Rainbow Katsu Sando: Pork cutlet sandwich with tangy tonkatsu sauce and cabbage in rainbow sweet bread (New) Sushi Donut: Donut-shaped sushi featuring salmon, tuna, shrimp, cucumber, and sesame seed over a decorated plate of wasabi aïoli, sriracha aïoli, and eel sauce Ichigo Daifuku: Mixed berry mochi, sweet azuki bean paste, and mascarpone (New) Beverages: Sui Sui Watercolor Lager (New) Masu Sake in a traditional personalized wooden cup Purple Yuzu Sake Lemonade: Sake cocktail infused with butterfly pea flower and yuzu lemonade (New) The Painted Panda (China)Food Items: General Tso's Chicken Shumai Char Siu Pork Bun Beverages: “Panda” Bubble Milk Tea with black tea, milk, chocolate, and tapioca boba pearls (Non-alcoholic) Lucky Foo Pale Ale Silk Road Hard Lemonade with Smirnoff Vodka, lavender-coconut syrup, and lemonade (New) Sea Butterfly: Butterfly Pea Flower-infused cocktail with Smirnoff Vodka, light rum, lychee syrup, and magic boba pearls L'Arte di Mangiare (Italy)Food Items: Mozzarella Fritta: Flash-fried breaded fresh mozzarella with artist palette condiments (New) TOP PICK Ravioli ai Funghi, Perle Tartufate: Wild mushroom-stuffed pasta with truffle butter and truffle pearls (New) Budino al Cioccolato: Chocolate pudding with colorful chocolate décor (New) Beverages: Peroni Pilsner Chianti Prosecco Italian Sangria Red or White Italian Margarita with tequila and limoncello Amaretto Bellini: DISARONNO Originale Liqueur, white peach purée, and prosecco Funnel CakeMocha Funnel Cake: Mini Funnel Cake with cappuccino ice cream topped with chocolate whipped cream and M&M'S chocolate candies (New) Joffrey's Coffee & Tea CompanyWorld Discovery (Near Mission: SPACE) – Amber Frost: An artistic blend of frozen lemon ice, a splash of Minute Maid Premium Lemonade, blood orange, and orange popping boba pearls (New) (Alcoholic version available with Grey Goose Vodka)Near Canada – Magenta Frost: An artistic blend of frozen lemon ice, a splash of Minute Maid Premium Lemonade, dragon fruit, and dragon fruit popping boba pearls (New) (Alcoholic version available with Grey Goose Vodka) Showcase Plaza (Near Disney Traders) – Jade Frost: An artistic blend of frozen lemon ice, a splash of Minute Maid Premium Lemonade, green apple, and green apple popping boba pearls (New) (Alcoholic version available with Grey Goose Vodka)The American Adventure – Cerulean Frost: An artistic blend of frozen lemon ice, a splash of Minute Maid Premium Lemonade, blue raspberry, and blueberry popping boba pearls 6.39 (New) TOP PICK (Alcoholic version available with Grey Goose Vodka) --Thank You for Listening to the Disney Travel PodcastThank you very much for listening to this episode, Amelia and I hope that you enjoyed it. 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In this best of episode of Here to Help, Indeed CEO, Chris Hyams, speaks to Dr. Jan-Emmanuel De Neve– a Belgian economist and professor at the University of Oxford.With Dr. De Neve's guidance, and research interests in behavioral economics, public policy, and human wellbeing, at the Wellbeing Research Centre – Indeed's ‘Work Happiness Score' was developed.The underlying theme throughout his research is the study of human wellbeing. This ongoing research agenda has led to new insights into the relationship between happiness and income, productivity, economic growth, and inequality.Chris and Dr De Neve discuss why Indeed's ‘Happiness Score' matters, and how it was developed. They also delve into what a world that puts worker well-being first would look like…
More racing in this busy period! Noah and Issam talk about the 7th round of the cyclocross superprestige which took place in Gullegem. They talk about the win of Van Aert, the battle for GC between Vanthourenhout and Van der Haar, and if Iserbyt should have let Vanthourenhout ahead. They also talk about Kuhn and Orts who both put in strong rides. They end with a mention of Curtis White who claimed his first Belgian top 10. They then talk about the womens race which was won by Alvarado. They talk about her, Betsema who overtrained, Backstedt who was strong and the battle for the Belgian championships. Listen to this and much more in this episode of the cyclocross social podcast!
This week we reflect on the past three years of podcasting by reviewing Aftersun and The Fabelmans. We also discuss Glass Onion, The Harbinger, and The Whale. All while drinking three special beers, each selected by one of us. CHONK Birthday Cake, a pastry sour by Drekker Brewing Company out of Fargo, North Dakota. Chimay Grande Réserve Fermentée en Barriques - Chêne Français, Chêne Américain, Whisky, a Belgian strong dark ale, by Bières de Chimay out of Baileux, Wallonie Belgium. And Blackberry Mushhushshu, a dark ale by Rhinegeist Brewery out of Cincinnati, Ohio. Intro and Beer Selection 0:00-14:22 Aftersun Review 14:22-38:16 2nd Beer Selection 38:16-49:30 The Fabelmans Review 49:30-1:21:13 3rd Beer Selection 1:21:13-1:28:44 Nano Reviews 1:28:44-1:54:17 Outro 1:54:17-1:58:28 Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/SudsAndCinema/ Follow us on iTunes! podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1494990925 Follow us on Spotify! open.spotify.com/show/3Ludeu2hrTDuBfSGc9y7tO Follow us on PodBean! sudsandcinema.podbean.com Follow us on Instagram! www.instagram.com/sudsandcinemapodcast/ Follow us on TikTok! Find our Premium Episodes Here! https://sudsandcinema.bandcamp.com/ Send your questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org Logo and Artwork by @djmikeholiday
In his first podcast interview ever, Belgian makeup artist Peter Philips reveals what goes on behind the scenes at Dior, where he serves as the creative and image director for Christian Dior Makeup. He tells us how to baby-step out of our makeup comfort zones and have more fun with color this year. He also shares the secrets to his creative process and stories behind some of the iconic fashion images he's helped create. All that, plus Flemish lessons, gummi bears, and the one product models are always stealing from his kit.Sponsor links & discount codes: shopmy.us/collections/31511Episode recaps with links: fatmascara.com/blogProducts mentioned on Ep. 468: shopmy.us/collections/embed/105419Private Facebook Group: Fat Mascara Raising a WandSocial media: @fatmascara, @jessicamatlin, @jenn_editSubmit a "Raise A Wand" product recommendation and be featured on the show: email email@example.com or leave a voicemail at 646-481-8182 Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/fatmascara. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Episode 117: One of our favorite guests, music industry exec Adam Block, returns to the Steering Committee with tales of lifted Vanagons, Taylor Swift, “audio patina” and…Enron? @vinylmeplease | www.vinylmeplease.com If you haven't already, please take a moment to subscribe to, rate and review the Steering Committee on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and everywhere else you listen to podcasts. And follow us on Instagram at @ryanbahrke and @thesteeringcommitteepodcast. And be sure to check out our Spotify playlist with all our opening songs: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0jeI1AhIbcOdUpxebSP5VO Swisstrax.com currently advertises all products at an everyday low price of 15% off MSRP. Use our code STEER5 for an additional 5% off! We love RiNo Sign Works: @rinosignworks and rinosignworks.com. And for badass Belgian brews, visit OG TSC sponsor Bruz Beers at bruzbeers.com. goodr sunglasses: use the code STEERING15 for 15% off your first order at goodr.com.
Eve Jackson looks at cultural activities in Paris to lift your spirits at the start of the new year, from an escape game where you step into the shoes of famous French gentleman burglar Arsène Lupin at Paris's Opéra Garnier, to an immersive adventure with Belgian comic book star "Tintin" at the city's exceptional digital arts centre, the Atelier des Lumières. Franco-Algerian singer Souad Massi is also in the studio to talk about her tenth album "Sequana", which she's presenting at the city's Salle Pleyel before heading off on tour.
The Go Set - Empires Dropkick Murphys - Two 6's Upside Down The Mahones - Holloway Jack CANCON Celtic Kitchen Party - The Immigrant CANCON The Sternwheelers - Lily Of The West Vri - Y Gasser Ddu Daimh - Raasay INST Alan Stivell - Brezhoneg Raok Duplex - Broken Leaf INST Enter The Haggis - Balto CANCON Vishten - Ames Soeurs CANCON Solas - On A Sea Of Fleur De Lis Spotted Dogs - The World Turned Upside Down Frigg - Hakkisen Riili INST 58:21 A few favorites and some new spins for the New Year including Vri, a Welsh trio with English, Cornish and Scandi roots, and Diatonic accordion meets electronic atmospheres in the Belgian collab called Duplex. You got yer Celt In A Twist with Patricia Fraser.
Paul and Andy chat to broadcaster Danny Kelly, Belgian football expert Kristof Terreur and find some old audio from the archive of their interview with Pele... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
It's that time of year when we look back over those fleeting flare-ups of outrage and opprobrium that feature in the Ophef of the Week slot. Relive obscure controversies such as the celebrity who took her own mob to the supermarket. Recall the overpriced phone booths in the ministry of horrors. Do you remember which Belgian club was condemned for appointing an over-exposed former football director? And what about the psychedelic fury sparked by Gelderland's plans to go paintballing with wolves? So pull up a chair, grab an oliebol and a glass of bessenjenever, listen to the ophefs and select your favourite from our shortlist of three … no, four … no: six! Watch the Jumbo World Cup commercial: https://twitter.com/ottovdgalien/status/1587748502129582082?s=20&t=v3F4Rwqv89JIKYbIg9k8_Q Vote here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wXLxDdUCRckp9NU52nUhxHbxNYklduyf9oTUdrR_EAI/edit
Episode 116: Doug's in the mountains, Ryan's in the garage. Together we revisit the adventure that was 2022. If you haven't already, please take a moment to subscribe to, rate and review the Steering Committee on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and everywhere else you listen to podcasts. And follow us on Instagram at @ryanbahrke and @thesteeringcommitteepodcast. Be sure to check out our Spotify playlist with all our opening songs: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0jeI1AhIbcOdUpxebSP5VO Swisstrax.com currently advertises all products at an everyday low price of 15% off MSRP. Use our code STEER5 for an additional 5% off! We love RiNo Sign Works: @rinosignworks and rinosignworks.com. And for badass Belgian brews, visit OG TSC sponsor Bruz Beers at bruzbeers.com. goodr sunglasses: use the code STEERING15 for 15% off your first order at goodr.com.
Kelly Cates is joined by Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher as they discuss Liverpool's 2-1 win over Leicester, thanks to Belgian defender Wout Faes' two own goals that handed the Foxes a defeat at Anfield.
This week on International Horizons, RBI director John Torpey is joined by Jason Stearns, assistant professor of international studies at Simon Fraser University, who discusses how the Congolese government is invested in conflict on its territory. Stearns traces the current conflict back to the Belgian colonial heritage that created an ethnic disbalance in the population that was then exploited by the authoritarian leader, Mobutu Sese Seko, to maintain power. It later triggered the regional invasion of Congo in which the territory was divided between neighboring countries until the country was finally reunified in 2003. When former rebels lost power in a democratic process and tried to regain it through military means, neighboring countries scrambled to profit from extraction and influence. This left little incentive to put an end to the conflict, and forced the incumbent president to side with the military establishing a system of clientelistic networks in order to stay in power. Finally, Stearns comments on how aspects of this system can be seen in other countries, and how Congolese view the international attention on the Russian invasion of Ukraine in light of this ongoing conflict. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/political-science
This week on International Horizons, RBI director John Torpey is joined by Jason Stearns, assistant professor of international studies at Simon Fraser University, who discusses how the Congolese government is invested in conflict on its territory. Stearns traces the current conflict back to the Belgian colonial heritage that created an ethnic disbalance in the population that was then exploited by the authoritarian leader, Mobutu Sese Seko, to maintain power. It later triggered the regional invasion of Congo in which the territory was divided between neighboring countries until the country was finally reunified in 2003. When former rebels lost power in a democratic process and tried to regain it through military means, neighboring countries scrambled to profit from extraction and influence. This left little incentive to put an end to the conflict, and forced the incumbent president to side with the military establishing a system of clientelistic networks in order to stay in power. Finally, Stearns comments on how aspects of this system can be seen in other countries, and how Congolese view the international attention on the Russian invasion of Ukraine in light of this ongoing conflict. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/military-history
This week on International Horizons, RBI director John Torpey is joined by Jason Stearns, assistant professor of international studies at Simon Fraser University, who discusses how the Congolese government is invested in conflict on its territory. Stearns traces the current conflict back to the Belgian colonial heritage that created an ethnic disbalance in the population that was then exploited by the authoritarian leader, Mobutu Sese Seko, to maintain power. It later triggered the regional invasion of Congo in which the territory was divided between neighboring countries until the country was finally reunified in 2003. When former rebels lost power in a democratic process and tried to regain it through military means, neighboring countries scrambled to profit from extraction and influence. This left little incentive to put an end to the conflict, and forced the incumbent president to side with the military establishing a system of clientelistic networks in order to stay in power. Finally, Stearns comments on how aspects of this system can be seen in other countries, and how Congolese view the international attention on the Russian invasion of Ukraine in light of this ongoing conflict. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history
This week on International Horizons, RBI director John Torpey is joined by Jason Stearns, assistant professor of international studies at Simon Fraser University, who discusses how the Congolese government is invested in conflict on its territory. Stearns traces the current conflict back to the Belgian colonial heritage that created an ethnic disbalance in the population that was then exploited by the authoritarian leader, Mobutu Sese Seko, to maintain power. It later triggered the regional invasion of Congo in which the territory was divided between neighboring countries until the country was finally reunified in 2003. When former rebels lost power in a democratic process and tried to regain it through military means, neighboring countries scrambled to profit from extraction and influence. This left little incentive to put an end to the conflict, and forced the incumbent president to side with the military establishing a system of clientelistic networks in order to stay in power. Finally, Stearns comments on how aspects of this system can be seen in other countries, and how Congolese view the international attention on the Russian invasion of Ukraine in light of this ongoing conflict. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
Merry Chrithmith from the Crip Santa. Welcome to our last pod of 2022! (there will be a Patreon don't hate us yet) Our tour has officially come to an end. We spent our final night in Boston after the show with some fans at a local pub. Shoutout to the lesbian couple that kicked it with us all night. We recap the highs/lows of the full tour and discuss an international “Pure Breed Tour” The guys discuss their best/worst Christmas gifts and Rory shares more trauma. Sadly, the Belgian waffle maker couldn't keep the family together. Somehow we ended up discussing getting punched by Mike Tyson. Would you let him punch you? We pivot to music and discuss our top rap/r&b albums of the year and break down B Dot's list. Naturally after music we discuss bathroom etiquette. Do you sh*t at the airport? Finally, we recap the reception from the No Jumper interview and discuss Prince/Mike tickets. Listen as the guys discuss all of this + more! P.S. spend time with your family and we'll see you in the new year
Halfway Crooks (https://halfwaycrooks.beer) cofounders Joran Ginderachter and Shawn Bainbridge may love the wide world of craft beer, but with their Atlanta, Georgia brewery the goal was to create a space and beers that would let drinkers find a beer they like, and drink the same beer all night. If you arrive with the goal of maximizing check-ins to the widest number of beers, you'll quickly find you're in the wrong place. The same design principles inform the space and the beer itself—equal parts recontextualized nostalgia, funky creativity, wry humor, and dry deadpan delivery. The bathrooms feature illustrations of chickens from the late 1800's, floral patterned wallpaper, and a separate soundtrack from the main taproom (Bladerunner and Twin Peaks soundtracks). A video screen at the door plays low-fi digital animations. They embrace our digital present with a bit of warm vacuum tube analog glow. And the same can be said of the beers—they're fresh and current, but with tweaks of nostalgia and fuzz. The brewery may be best known for their lagers, which center around separate hop varieties. “You go to a taproom sometimes and see seven different IPAs,” said Bainbridge. “You come to this taproom and you see seven German pilsners.” They source hops from some of the most sought-after farms in Germany, and build beers around them, yet there's also an American mentality—boosting aroma through later additions and whirlpooling, using modern enzymes to ensure fermentation proceeds on schedule. They use a brewhouse not optimized for lagers, but have figured out how to get the most from it. There's no decoction and just single infusion mashes, but the beers are tight and structured. In this episode, Bainbridge and Ginderachter talk extensively about their approach to lager brewing, as well as the creative and technical process behind their Belgian pale ale Sanguine—a Craft Beer & Brewing beer of the year in 2022, which they say is the one beer in their lineup they're least happy with. This episode is brought to you by: G&D Chillers (https://gdchillers.com): G&D's Micro Channel Condensers are highly efficient in hotter regions and use a fraction of the refrigerant over traditional chillers which provides less opportunity for leaks along with lower global warming potential. Contact G&D Chillers today at gdchillers.com (https://gdchillers.com) Probrew (https://www.probrew.com) ProBrew has the equipment, systems, and technology to take your brewery to the next level. Check out www.probrew.com (https://www.probrew.com) to learn more. Old Orchard (https://www.oldorchard.com/brewer): Old Orchard has partnered with a leading logistics firm in the craft beverage industry to transport your craft concentrate blends. To get started on a freight quote for craft concentrates today, head over to oldorchard.com/brewer (https://www.oldorchard.com/brewer) American Canning (https://americancanning.com): American Canning provides packaging supplies at competitive prices in order quantities catered to craft. For a smooth packaging experience, also consider their ultra-compact, single operator canning machines. Learn more about their ecosystem of solutions at americancanning.com (https://americancanning.com). ABS Commercial (https://abs-commercial.com): ABS Commercial is a full-service brewery outfitter, proud to offer brewhouses, tanks, and small parts to brewers across the country. Contact one of their brewery consultants today at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your brewery project. Twin Monkeys (https://twinmonkeys.net): Twin Monkeys has created the Eagle: an expandable nano-canner that can grow as your business grows. Find out more at www.twinmonkeys.net (https://twinmonkeys.net). Financing options are available.
Episode 115: On the coldest night of the year, six brave enthusiast friends ventured out to surprise us at the Steering Committee garage. We ate meat and cheese, drank bourbon and eggnog and hit record. Thank you, Brandon, Jeriah, Craig, James, Hayden and Shawn for the good times. Who needs frankincense and myrrh when you've got this crew? If you haven't already, please take a moment to subscribe to, rate and review the Steering Committee on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and everywhere else you listen to podcasts. And follow us on Instagram at @ryanbahrke and @thesteeringcommitteepodcast. Check out our friends at Ax and Allies at axandallies. Swisstrax.com currently advertises all products at an everyday low price of 15% off MSRP. Use our code STEER5 for an additional 5% off. RiNo Sign Works: @rinosignworks and rinosignworks.com goodr sunglasses: use the code STEERING15 for 15% off your first order at goodr.com. And for badass Belgian brews, visit the OG TSC sponsors Bruz Beers at bruzbeers.com. Classic Team Lotus: classicteamlotus.co.uk Petersen Automotive Museum: petersen.org Meyers Manx Cafe: meyersmanxcafe.com The Formosa Cafe: theformosacafe.com
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