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Sofa King Podcast
Episode 632: The Blitz: London’s Darkest Days

Sofa King Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 101:50


On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we back in time to World War Two and talk about the horror and honor that defined the London Blitz. In September of 1940, Hitler had lost the Battle of Britain, which was battle for air superiority over England. As a result, he decided to use bombing as a terror tactic to break Britain's will before he invaded their country. However, it didn't quite go as he planned. The Brits proved to be amazingly resilient, surviving some of the worst war conditions in the world. Tons of bombs were dropped every night, and entire neighborhoods vanished to explosives and fires. But the Brits carried on. Through the Blitz, they hid the Underground tubes, planted victory gardens, shagged each other, and got ready for another day of war. If you like the war, Britain, history with a side of bad jokes, give this one a listen.   Visit Our Sources: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-blitz-begins https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blitz https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/the-blitz-around-britain https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/research/online-exhibitions/history-of-the-battle-of-britain/the-blitz-the-hardest-night/ https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/virus-and-blitz/608965/ https://www.historyextra.com/period/second-world-war/the-blitz-what-happened-how-many-died-blitz-meaning/ https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/the-evacuated-children-of-the-second-world-war

Which Murderer?
S4 EPISODE 32: Brits Murdered Abroad

Which Murderer?

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 27:35


In Season 4 Episode 32 the girls talk about Brits Murdered Abroad which was suggested by fiance Dave. Mel jumps into things with the story of Lucie Blackman before Holly tells you about Joanna Parrish. Shoutouts to Kirsty and Kristy - WE ARE CONSTANTLY CONFUSED BY YOUR NAMES and Michelle - there were pet sharing photos and Holly was blissed out for days. Mel struggles with her English due to her storing alcohol in her left cheek since December, Holly gets someone in trouble accidentally, Mel is scared of Japan, the girls struggle with made up Japanese currencies and the girls let you know that you can't escape them. Production, recording and post production completed by Holly who has started a new project digging a tunnel to Consulting Producer Craig's house.Holly edited this week. All complaints should be sent directly to Mel while Consulting Producer Craig researches the cost of converting his house to a houseboat. www.whichmurderer.comWARNING - Explicit language, content and themes (plus whatever else will cover us legally). All opinions stated are our own and case information was gathered from legitimate sources within the public realm.Pre-recorded in Scotland

The Chris Stigall Show
Biden Meets The Press While The Brits Ditch The Masks

The Chris Stigall Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 58:24


It's quite something to ponder what's happening in the UK with mandates as the US Supreme Court is ruling on mandates for Americans.  Stigall explores where mandates are dissolving in corporate America and in other countries while Democrats continue to milk their authoritarianism for all it's worth.  The reviews for Biden's marathon presser are in and they're roundly bad.  The GOP's national spokesperson discusses it with Stigall.  Did you hear what former Labor Secretary Robert Reich said about Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema?  Whoo-boy.

The FujiCast: Photography Podcast
#214 Celebrating solitude and street work in your own town

The FujiCast: Photography Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 60:34


Are professional European photography gigs over for the Brits? Kev's gotten rid of his bed bugs, we're still guessing what an X-H2 may bring, we talk camera ergonomics including our feelings about the X100V, the ‘right time' for using flash, embracing street photography in your own town, the kit you bought you wished you hadn't and celebrate not having to calibrate lenses. The book of the week is Parker J. Pfister's Of Solitude and we revisit the archive to hear from Shotkit's Mark Condon.

13 O'Clock Podcast
Sidetracks LIVE: Food, Brits, and Man Periods Edition

13 O'Clock Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022


Tom and Jenny drink and hang with the people, talking about lord knows what.

Retire There with Gil & Gene
E67 Retiring in Gozo, Malta

Retire There with Gil & Gene

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 58:43


Brits frequently complain about gloomy weather, but how many of them leave the country because of it? Fiona Mackenzie-Spence did. I was spiritually guided to Gozo, Malta, says Fiona, a place she had never been. Gozo is a beautiful Mediterranean island where nearly all of the natives speak English. Listen to our conversation with Fiona, about moving to Gozo, on Episode 67 of Retire There with Gil & Gene.Fiona Mackenzie-Spence's book on relocating to, and living in, Gozo, Malta is Rock Hopping Tales of a Single Granny: Moving to Malta. Check out some of Fiona's photographic art here.

MAKE PODS GREAT AGAIN
K&C Ep 22: Live from WZA with special guest Scott Brits/Battle Cancer

MAKE PODS GREAT AGAIN

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 29:38


John is "on assignment" in Miami at the Wodapalooza Fitness Festival and is joined by (subbing) co-host and friend of the show, Scott Brits from Battle Cancer.

Sports Curious
When The Queen Is Your Biggest Fan – 5 Athletes Who Are ‘Royalty'

Sports Curious

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 4:44


On February 6, 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth. Through her 70 years, she has bestowed the highest honor, knighthood or damehood, upon select Brits, some of who are your favorite athletes. 1. One would think one of the most famous British athletes, David Beckham, would be a shoo-in for the honor, but he has never been knighted. He was not on the Queen's annual New Years honours List despite being cleared of financial issues that threatened his chances. Although Mr. Posh Spice has not received the honor, his former coach Alex Ferguson was knighted in 1999. 2. In 2021, Formula One (F1) driver Lewis Hamilton became the first Grand Prix driver to be knighted while still competing. (He's the fourth driver overall to receive the honor). Hamilton, 36, had a stellar 2020 where he broke the all-time victory record and secured his seventh world title. No word if his famous pup, Roscoe, received a new title as well. 3. Whether you know tennis player Andy Murray for his on-court domination or his awkward social media posts, the Queen recognized his services to tennis and charity and knighted him in 2019. But this isn't the only royal award he's received. After winning his first Wimbledon in 2013, he was given the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal from Prince William. Murray is a three-time Grand Slam Champion and holds two Olympic gold medals and one silver. 4. Golfer Nick Faldo, who boasts a remarkable career in which he won six majors and captained Europe's Ryder Cup team, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 2009. Sir Nick Faldo is now a broadcaster for many of golf's biggest tournaments. 5. Ellen Macarthur is the youngest woman ever to be named a dame, the female equivalent of knighthood, at 28. She was honored for her nautical achievements, like sailing around the world in 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes and 33 seconds. If you're wondering, men who are knighted become Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) and shall be called Sir. In contrast, women become Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (DBE) and get the title Dame.

Your Brain on Facts
Voice Over the Moon, vol. 1 (ep. 178)

Your Brain on Facts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 29:42


From a rogue radio operator, to Bugs Bunny, to the lady who recorded all the time and temperature message for the phone company, we look at some history and notable names in voicework (which is what I do for a living, hire me!)  Like what you hear?  Become a patron of the arts for as little as $2 a month!   Or buy the book or some merch.  Hang out with your fellow Brainiacs.  Reach out and touch Moxie on Facebook, Twitter,  or Instagram. Music: Kevin MacLeod, David Fesliyan.   Reach out and touch Moxie on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Links to all the research resources are on the website.   If you logged onto the internet between say ‘95-2005, you'd inevitably hear two things, the shriek of a modem, like a robot orgy in a combine harvester, and a cheery man's voice saying, “Welcome” and “You've got mail.”  Elward Edwards recorded those phrases for $200 in 1989, when his wife worked for Quantum Computer Services, the company that later became AOL. At its peak, AOL had 23 million users, all hearing Edwards' voice.  He briefly returned to public attention when a video of him saying the iconic line was posted on social media, by one of his Uber passengers.  My name's …   Every topic I cover on YBOF is interesting to me, anywhere from a little ‘huh' to an all-consuming passion that dictates everything from my daily schedule to my podcast listening.  This is one of those, because I do voiceovers for a living.  Hire me today, no job too small.  With a chronic idiopathic pulmonary condition, covid provided a real kick in the pants to finally get out of retail.  What I discovered, apart from how it's not as easy as you think, or at least as easy as I thought with two years of podcasting already under my belt, is that VO is everywhere!  It's not just cartoons and dubbing movies.  Phone menus, kids toys, GPS, pre-roll ads on YT, website explainer videos, e-learning/training, continuing education, audiobooks, podcasts of course, guided meditations, seriously we could be here all day.  Even computerized voices usually start with a real person, more on that later.   Kids these days may not hear a voice that was unbelievably common in the lives of many of us.  [sfx “At the tone, the time will be 7:22 and 40 seconds,” “I'm sorry, the number you have dialed is no longer in service”]  That's the authoritative voice of Jane Barbe, one of the most widely-heard voices ever.  Barbe was the queen of telephone recordings, estimated to have been heard 40 million times a day in the 1980s and early 1990s, everything from automated time and weather messages to hotel wake-up calls.  She wasn't the only person who recorded automated phone messages, but she practically had the market cornered.    Barbe did most of her recordings for Atlanta-based Electronic Telecommunications Inc., which at one time produced as many as 2,000 voice messaging systems for businesses and government agencies, and for Octel Communications, which is now a part of Bell Labs/Lucent.  She was heard on 90% of “intercept messages” -- the recording played when something is wrong with a phone number -- and 60% of automated time and temperature calling programs.  You see, children, before you had the exact time and the collective knowledge of humanity to take to the toilet with you, you might go to the nearest telephone and dial a number you had committed to memory, probably the wildest part of this story, so a recording could tell you the time and temperature.   While I still haven't encountered my own voice in the wild, which was especially disappointing after I voiced a local political ad, Jane Barbe misdialed her calls as much as the rest of us, an experience she described as “really weird.”  One time she overheard her mother dialing a number and getting her on a recorded message.  ‘Oh, shut up, Jane!' her mom groused before slamming down the receiver in exasperation.   The story of how our go-go tech-driven lives became infused with voiceovers well predates YT and phone menus.  We have to go back over a century, to the night of Christmas eve 1906.  Up to that moment, the ship wireless operators for the United Fruit Company, along with the US Navy, had only heard Morse codes coming through their headphones.  But suddenly, they heard a human voice singing “O Holy Night” with violin accompaniment and afterwards a reading from the Bible.  This was heard by ships along the Atlantic northeast coast and from shore stations as far south as Norfolk, Virginia.  A repeat broadcast was heard on New Year's Eve as far south as the West Indies.  The voice was that of Canadian inventor and mathematician Reginald Fessenden, who was responsible for establishing the first transatlantic wireless telegraphic communication and what is considered to be the first voice work.  Fessneden was excited by Alexander Graham Bell's new device, the telephone, and set out to create a way to remotely communicate without wires.  In 1900, working for the United States Weather Bureau, Fessenden recorded the very first voice over: a test he made reporting the weather.  The following year, Guglielmo Marconi, who is often credited as the father and inventor of the radio became the first person to transmit signals across the Atlantic Ocean.   Though wireless communication was invaluable in WWI, broadcasts to the public were largely regional, amateur affairs.  The first radio news program was broadcast August 31, 1920 by station 8MK in Detroit, Michigan, which survives today as all-news CBS station.  The first college radio station began broadcasting two months later from Union College, Schenectady, New York.  Around the same time, station 2ADD (call letters were weird in the beginning), aired what is believed to be the first public entertainment broadcast in the United States, a series of Thursday night concerts that could initially only be heard within a 100-mile (160 km) radius and later for a 1,000-mile (1,600 km) radius. It wasn't much, but it was the start of broadcast voice work.   The average person knows off-hand that the first movie with diegetic, or native, sound was The Jazz Singer in 1927, but the biggest event in voice work came the following year -- the first talkie cartoon.  It was Steamboat Willie, with the prototype for Mickey Mouse voiced by none other than creator Walt Disney.  Hot on its heels came next year's Looney Tunes the following year.  And that's t-u-n-e-s like music, not t-o-o-n-s like cartoon.   In the early days of animation, Disney produced short animated films called “Silly Symphonies,” to promote and sell music, in the form of records and sheet music.  As Silly Symphonies gained popularity, Warner Brothers created its own equivalents, “Merrie Melodies”“Looney Tunes.” As for the “looney” part of the title, Warner Brothers wanted to indicate that “[their] cartoons were a little wackier than the sweeter characters of Disney.”  Cartoons quickly solidified their place as entertainment for children and adults alike.   One man in particular made Looney Tunes a powerhouse, “the man of a thousand voices” - Mel Blanc.  He is considered to be the first outstanding voice actor in the industry and voiced Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Yosemite Sam, the Tasmanian Devil, Marvin the Martian, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, and many others.  Raised in Portland, Oregon, he worked at KGW as an announcer and as one of the Hoot Owls in the mid-1930s, where he specialized in comic voices. It took him a year and a half to land an audition with Leon Schlesinger's company, where he began in 1937. He also worked for Walter Lantz, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Columbia, and even Walt Disney until Schlesinger signed him to an exclusive contract.   One of Mel Blanc's most important contributions to the voice over industry is the recognition that voice artists now get to enjoy. Originally, voice artists were not given screen credit on animated cartoons. After he was turned down for a raise by tight-fisted producer Leon Schlesinger, Blanc suggested they add his name as Vocal Characterizationist to the credits as a compromise. Not only did it give a greater recognition to voice artists but also from then on, it helped to bring Blanc to the public eye and quickly brought him more work in radio.   We almost didn't have as much Mel Blanc voice-work as we did.  On January 24th, 1961, Blanc was in a near-fatal car accident on Sunset Boulevard.  He suffered multiple fracture to both legs and his pelvis, as well as triple skull bone displacements.  He lay in a coma, unresponsive, for two weeks.  After many doctors' attempts to bring him out of the deep unconsciousness, one of his neurologists tried a different approach and asked Blanc, “How are you feeling today, Bugs Bunny?”  After a moment, in a low voice, he replied, “Eh… just fine, Doc. What's up?”  The doctor then asked if Tweety was in there too, to which Blanc replied: “I tot I taw a puddy tat.”  Mel Blanc recovered shortly after and continued to do what he did best, until his death at age 81.  His tombstone in Hollywood Forever Cemetery reads “That's all, folks.”   Bonus fact: Bugs Bunny's habit of eating carrots while delivering one-liners was based on a scene in the film It Happened One Night, in which Clark Gable's character leans against a fence, eating carrots rapidly and talking with his mouth full to Claudette Colbert's character.  The trouble was, Mel Blanc didn't like carrots.  He would bite and chew the carrots to get the sound needed and immediately spit it out.   MIDROLL   Hopping back to Disney, the house of mouse also pioneered the full-length animated feature, to much soon-to-be-disproven skepticism and derision, with Snow White in 1937.  Adriana Caselotti was the daughter of Italian immigrants living in Connecticut.  Both her mother and older sister sang opera and her father gave voice lessons, so making best use of one's voice was sort of their thing.  After a brief stint as a chorus girl, when she was only 18, Caselotti was hired to provide the voice of Snow White.  She was paid $970, equivalent to $17K today, typical for the non-union times.  In most Hollywood stories, this would be step one of a meteoric rise.  The movie was certainly a success, even briefly hold the title of highest grossing sound film, so why isn't Adriana Caselotti a household name?  All my research indicates that Disney did it on purpose.  Caselotti was under contract with Disney, so she couldn't work for other studios, but Disney never provided her with any other roles.  Even radio and TV legend Jack Benny was turned away, with the explanation, “That voice can't be used anywhere.  I don't want to spoil the illusion of Snow White.”  It's the same reason Disney didn't credit voice actors for the first six years of feature films; he didn't want anything to remind the buying public that the characters are just make-believe.  Caselotti's only other cinematic contribution, for which she was paid $100, was to sing the falsetto line "Wherefore Art Thou, Romeo", in the Tin Man's song in The Wizard of Oz.  She was a lovely girl; you can see pictures of her if you're listening to the show on the Vodacast app.   I've actually got a few bullet points on the dark secrets behind the happiest place on earth.  There's enough to fill a movie.  I can see the trailer now.  “In a world…”  I can't do the voice.  Only one man could, the epic movie trailer guy, Don LaFontaine.  Donald LaFontaine was called, “The King,” "Thunder Throat" and "The Voice of God."  His CV includes 5,000 movie trailers and over 350,000 television commercials, network promotions, and video game trailers.  His signature phrase, "in a world...", is so well known and parodied, LaFontaine parodied it himself in a Geico ad. [sfx]   LaFontaine was born in 1940 in Duluth, Minnesota. to Alfred and Ruby LaFontaine.  At age 13, his voice changed, all at once, mid-sentence, and never went back.  He began his career as a recording engineer at the National Recording Studios producing commercial spots for Dr. Strangelove: Or how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb.  LaFontaine worked behind the mic until 1964, when he had to fill in for a missing voice actor to finish a promo spot for 1964's Gunfighters of Casa Grande for a client's presentation.  The client bought the spots, and LaFontaine's career as a voice actor began.  LaFontaine developed his signature style of a strong narrative approach, and heavy melodramatic coloration of his voice work.  In 1976 LaFontaine started his own company producing movie trailers.  He moved to Los Angeles in 1981 and was contacted by an agent, launching a career that spanned three decades.  LaFontaine's signature voice came with a busy schedule.  He could have voiced about 60 promotions a week, sometimes more than 3 in a single day.  Most studios were willing to pay a premium for his service.  It has been said that his voice-over added prestige and excitement, a certain gravitas, to what might otherwise have been a box office failure.    In a 2007 interview, LaFontaine explained the strategy behind his signature catch phrase, "in a world where...": "We have to very rapidly establish the world we are transporting them to. That's very easily done by saying, `In a world where ... violence rules.' `In a world where ... men are slaves and women are the conquerors.' You very rapidly set the scene."  Wait, what movie wa that second one?  LaFontaine became so successful that he arrived at his voice-over jobs in a personalized limo with a full time driver, until he began recording from his palatial estate in the Hollywood Hills, thanks to the internet and ISDN.  It's hardly worth talking about ISDN as a voiceover today, as it's rapidly on its way out, but as a podcaster, I'm happy to.  ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) is a system of digital telephone connections, which enables recording studios anywhere in the United States, Canada and abroad to connect digitally with voice over talent working remotely in their home recording studio.  It's as clear as being in the same room.  It makes a Zoom call look like two Solo cups and an old shoelace.  But nobody's having a dedicated ISDN line installed these days.  It costs at least $1500 for the unit, plus anywhere from $75 to a few hundred dollars per month for the service, so [sfx raspberry] onto the rubbish heap of rapidly-outdated technology it goes!   LaFontaine died suddenly in 2008 and  now all we're left with is the Inception noise. [sfx]  I mean, it was cool at first, but now … meh.  You can also hear shades of LaFontaine in the work of a Barbadian-British VO known professionally as Redd Pepper.  His legal name is on wikipedia, but I don't like when mine comes up, so I won't use his.  (Also, if you find out someone goes by a name other than the one on their passport, just leave it, will you?  Be they trans, an actor, an exotic dancer, or a check-out girl, don't matter.  You don't need to know what my “real name” is unless you're writing me a check.)  Anyway, Pepper has voiced over 100 trailers, including blockbusters like Jurassic Park, Men in Black and Space Jam, so you've probably heard him, even if you thought he was the old “in a world” guy.  Here's LaFontaine [sfx] and here's Pepper [sfx].   Speaking of signature sounds, if you've ever heard old movies or newsreels from the thirties or forties, then you've probably heard that weird old-timey voice.  It sounds a little like a blend between American English and a form of British English.  Did everyone talk that way between the world wars?  Not everyone, no, only the people being recorded and they did it on purpose.   This type of pronunciation is called the Transatlantic, or Mid-Atlantic, accent.  Not mid-Atlantic like Virginia and Maryland, but like in the middle of the Atlantic.  Unlike most accents, instead of naturally evolving, the Transatlantic accent was acquired.  People in the United States were taught to speak in this voice.  Historically, Transatlantic speech was the hallmark of American aristocracy and by extension the theatre.  In upper-class boarding schools across New England, students learned the Transatlantic accent as an international norm for communication, similar to the way posh British society used Received Pronunciation, which we'll get to in a minute.  Mid-Atlantic English was the dominant dialect among the Northeastern American upper class through the first half of the 20th century. As such, it was popular in the theatre and other forms of elite culture in that region….   Transatlantic has several quasi-British elements, such a lack of rhoticity.  This means that Mid-Atlantic speakers dropped their “r's” at the end of words like “winner” or “clear”.  They'll also use softer, British vowels – dahnce, fahst.  While those sounds were reduce, emphasis was put on t's.  In American English we often pronounce the “t” in words like “writer” and “water” as d's. Transatlantic speakers pounce on their T's, writer, water.     This speech pattern isn't completely British, nor completely American.  Instead, it's a form of English that's hard to place and that's part of why Hollywood loved it.  With the evolution of talkies in the late 1920s, voice was first heard in motion pictures.  It was then that the majority of audiences first heard Hollywood actors speaking predominantly in Mid-Atlantic English.  But why do so many speakers have such a high, nasal quality?  There's a theory that technological constraints, combined with the schooled accent, created this iconic speech.  According to Duke university professor Jay O'Berski, this sound is an artifact from the early days of radio.  Radio receivers had very little bass technology at the time, and it was very difficult, if not impossible, to hear bass tones on your home device.  Speakers with pleasing full baritones were no good on early radio.    The Transatlantic accent made Americans sound vaguely British, but how can you make British people sound more British, like, the maximum amount of Britishness, like a cup of earl grey tea served with a dry scone smeared with marmalade and imperialism.  You teach them Received Pronunciation.  Received Pronunciation, or RP, is the instantly recognisable super-British accent often described as The Queen's English', ‘Oxford English' or ‘BBC English.'  RP is described as “the standard form of British English pronunciation,” though only 2% or so of Brits speak it.   So where did Transatlantic pronunciation go?  Linguist William Labov noted that Mid-Atlantic speech fell out of favor after World War II, as fewer teachers taught it to their students and radio and movie sound technology evolved to handle bass.  It's not gone entirely, though.  British expats like Anthony Hopkins still use it and it pops up in place of actors' natural British accents in movies.  The example that leaps to my mind is Warwick Davis.  You also know him as The Leprechaun, Professor Fliwick in Harry Potter, among 80 other roles.  For his first major film role as the titular Willow in 1988, he was taught the Transatlantic accent because the studio heads thought that Americans wouldn't be able to understand his British accent.  *sigh*  I could probably do a whole episode on executives thinking the average person was sub-moronic.  Did you ever once have a problem with Warwick Davis' accent, or anything less clear than Brad Pitt in Snatch?  Pop on to our social media…

FieldsportsChannel's Podcast
How to turn farm buildings into holiday lets – FieldsportsChannel Podcast, episode 58

FieldsportsChannel's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 20:42


A discussion on what makes the perfect holiday letting business with Charlie Jacoby in the Carter Jonas Game Fair Theatre: Andrew Fallows of Carter Jonas advises landowners and farmers on how to diversify – and the rediscovery of UK holidays by locked-down Brits means he has never been business, Meanwhile, Ashley Vellacott turned his Somerset farm into a holiday accommodation enterprise, with his wife, Jess, running the lettings business Sleeps12.com for both his and now other holiday lets.  For more from Andrew and Carter Jonas, go to CarterJonas.co.uk For more about Ashley's business, go to Sleeps12.com

The Becoming Heroes Podcast
On The 12th Day And Night Of Christmas

The Becoming Heroes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 3:42


The 12th Day of Christmas On the 12th Day of Christmas, we celebrate the Eve of Epiphany. This means we are on the cusp of change. We end the 12 Days of Christmas and move into Epiphany. I rather like the decision of the Council of Tours in 567 (what a great date!) that there should be celebrations from Christmas Day through to Epiphany Eve – which gave birth to the 12 Days of Christmas – or what we Brits call Christmastide. This is a splendid idea since most folks don't really come back to work until about 10th January! Holding to this tradition and adapting it to the modern work pattern, we'd have 12 Days of feasting and 4 days to detox! In fact, the ancient pattern wasn't that far away from that - because there is a tradition of fasting during Advent to get ready for the feasting. Fasting, feasting, detox! From tomorrow, Epiphanytide will run until Candlemas. What is Epiphany? This is traditionally when the Three Kings came to adore the baby. Thus, the Irish tradition of adding the figures of the Three Kings to the Nativity scene on Twelfth Night ready for Epiphany. But that's tomorrow… let's talk about partying! The famous Carol, “Here we come a wassailing,” refers to this evening where the poor would often go door-to-door singing songs of good cheer and blessing each household in return for a drink from the wassail bowl – filled with hot ale, apples, spices, and mead! The noun, “wassail,” refers to the drink. Where the wassail is more cider than ale, it can be connected to a more rural request for a good cider apple crop in the year to come. To wassail, as a verb, means to party on in the lively way associated with twelfth night, and also to go from house-to-house singing carols. It should, therefore, be a jolly good evening! Another tradition you may enjoy bringing back is the King Cake – baked with a bean and a pea. I'm guessing there was a separate cake for the boys and the girls as whoever gets the piece with the pea in gets to be Queen for the night, and whoever gets the bean gets to be King… for one night. We can be heroes just for one day. Servants would become masters. This could become a fun family tradition for you and yours - if only for one night! Do we need any deep spiritual message for today and tonight? I don't think so. Epiphany, tomorrow, is deeply significant, but for tonight let's enter into the spirit of celebration, blessing, thanksgiving, and generosity… and if you don't have the energy for that, you could always watch Shakespeare's comedy, “Twelfth Night.” (But that's another story.)

The Frank Skinner Show
Best Of 2021- Part 2

The Frank Skinner Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 66:26


Frank Skinner's on Absolute Radio every Saturday morning and you can enjoy the show's podcast right here. Radio Academy Award winning Frank, Emily and Alun bring you a show which is like joining your mates for a coffee... So, put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy UK commercial radio's most popular podcast. Some of the best bits from 2021 including Elton John at The Brits, the build-up to the Euros final, Frank's worst holiday and the new manager at ShoeZone.

Morlando an Orlando Fan Podcast
Universal a alternative to Walt Disney World ?

Morlando an Orlando Fan Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 44:14


On this episode we talk about Universal is it a alternative to staying onsite at Walt Disney World  David has some pricing and ways to save money on a Universal stay. Contact David Tewkesbury at disney4brits.com David a long time Disney fan. You can find him at his website www.disney4brits.com and Disney4brits on Facebook and youtube where his channel has lots of information and guides for Brits travelling to Florida. David is an independent travel agent offering personalised holiday experiences and you can find him at www.d4btravel.com and again at d4btravel on Facebook and Instagram.  and we discuss my up coming trip in January 

De Ochtendspits | BNR
De Ochtendspits | 30 December

De Ochtendspits | BNR

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 193:37


Vladimir Poetin en Joe Biden bellen vanavond met elkaar om een reeks onderwerpen te bespreken, waaronder aanstaande diplomatieke afspraken met Rusland. De Russische president zou hier speciaal om gevraagd hebben, zeggen bronnen in het Witte Huis. Hoewel Poetin de situatie vergelijkt met de Cubacrisis, noemt buitenlandcommentator Bernard Hammelburg het goed nieuws dat beiden elkaar opnieuw spreken.   Meer nieuws uit De Ochtendspits CEO Gaslicht.com: Verlaag btw op energie Vaccinatie blijft Brits antwoord op Omikron-variant Meerderheid Nederlanders ervaart verkeer als veilig   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

EconTalk
Megan McArdle on Belonging, Home, and National Identity

EconTalk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 80:37


After being stranded with a bunch of Brits for eight hours at a German airport in 2016, journalist Megan McArdle felt that Brexit was going to happen. The giveaway? Not the concerns over economics or politics. Rather, it was about something far more elemental: in whom they could place their trust. Join the journalist and Washington Post columnist for a discussion with EconTalk host Russ Roberts of the late British philosopher Roger Scruton's poetic exploration of home and nation, Where We Are: The State of Britain Now, and a discussion of why, when it comes to loyalties, it's our mates that matter.

Law of Attraction Changed My Life
Wired For Wealth | How I've Increased My Income x 10

Law of Attraction Changed My Life

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 43:41


I'm so scared & nervous to share this with you, as Brits we are taught not to talk about money but with all the work I've been doing on money mindset over the past year it's impossible not to.  Also, why SHOULDN'T we talk about money and share what works for us?   That right there is a money block.  I've always been so transparent with you guys, from when I started this podcast pregnant & living off savings as my salon closed in the pandemic.  I will never forget the fear of having three children with NO money & two mortgages.  But a year later I think I'm about to have my first £50k month which is WILD.  Honestly, its as wild to me as it is you.  But - here's the but, I know it is truly down to the work I've done this year and I'm SO excited to share all I have learnt with you.  My BRAND NEW Manifesting Money Workshop is now LIVE and you can book your ticket here:  https://lawofattractionchangedmylife.bigcartel.com/product/3-week-manifesting-money-workshop-includes-replayIt will have three live streams starting from Friday 21st January (replay is available, you don't have to watch live) as well as exercises to do each week.  These tools could literally change your life and finances forever.  I hope you can see from me being open about my own finances how this has changed my life.  If you want to book onto the New Years Goals workshop on New Years Day (again, replay is available, you don't have to watch live) the early bird price finishes TODAY!  You can book your ticket here:  https://lawofattractionchangedmylife.bigcartel.com/product/2022-goal-planning-workshopCome find me on Instagram at:  www.instagram.com/francescaamber www.instagram.com/lawofattractionchangedmylifeThank you so much & have a lovely Christmas.  Fran xJoin me for a new year's day goal setting workshop here: https://my.bigcartel.com/products/84790662/editIf you can't make the live stream, you can still watch the replay after, at a time to suit you. Join my Book Club! Join my Patreon for exclusive content, monthly self-improvement book club, Off Topic podcast & more!Try Hello Fresh for 60% off! One of the best things I've done for my life, get 60% off your first box, 35% off next 3 boxes. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/lawofattractionchangedmylife)

FM4 Reality Check Podcast
Wednesday 23rd December, 2021

FM4 Reality Check Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 8:41


*Brits in Austria: A few days left for Article 50 card* *Reindeer: what goes in comes out with mixed results for the environment*

Wake Up to Money
Travel bans leave holidays up in the air

Wake Up to Money

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 50:17


Felicity Hannah explains why Brits face more travel bans abroad, incoming Welsh Covid restrictions and whether nudge theory can boost vaccination numbers. She also sets out why music venues are struggling and the surge in smishing - fraudulent text messages.

The Daily Happy
December 18, 2021

The Daily Happy

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 10:00


Put your jumpers on Brits!The Daily Happy: Candid connection, noteworthy news and frankly, it's funny!Send us your stories & support the show (https://www.10kdollarday.com/patreon) FOLLOW US:FacebookInstagramYoutubeTwitterPinterestApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher

Why Whiskey?
Back in the Saddle - The ride of Paul Revere and my return to the #BOQLC

Why Whiskey?

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 49:53


Hi friends! I have missed you so! I am back behind the mic and telling silly stories while I sip on some great spirits. Tonight I am talking about Paul Revere and William Dawes as they tell all that the Brits are coming! Come listen and enjoy yourself with me! Cheers. Sources: https://allthingsliberty.com/2014/04/dissecting-the-timeline-of-paul-reveres-ride/ https://www.softschools.com/timelines/paul_revere_timeline/380/ http://www.wmdawes.org/ride.html https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/patriotsday-william-dawes/ http://www.paul-revere-heritage.com/midnight-ride-william-dawes.html https://history.army.mil/reference/mamil/mamil.htm --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/why-whiskey/support

Straight Up
Bastille's Dan on his wildest fan story, imposter syndrome and the power of therapy

Straight Up

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 92:44


We've got a real Christmas treat for you this week: a hilarious, insightful, thought-provoking interview from Dan Smith of Bastille. Eased along by some red wine, Dan spills the beans on what it's really like to be the frontman of one of the world's biggest bands – 11 million records sold and counting – while also having made the conscious choice to keep as far from the public eye as possible, ever since the four-piece broke through with "Pompeii" back in 2013. Highlights include the time he got spiked at the Brits and embarrassed himself in front Frank Ocean, a hilarious Guatemalan backpacking trip up a volcano, Dan's top culture picks (he's a big film fan) and where he likes to go out in London, plus how much he enjoys having songs that are far more famous than he is. Dan also opens up about his experiences with therapy, including his struggles with performance anxiety and imposter syndrome, as well as giving us a sneak-peek of the band's upcoming, sci-fi wonderland-set album Give Me The Future (out in Feb). Follow Dan on IG @bastilledan, Twitter @bastille and preorder the album here: https://bastille.lnk.to/BastilleGMTF Thank you to this episode's amazing sponsor, the books and beer subscription service Books Plus Beer, a thoughtful and unique gift for Christmas for the book lovers in your life who need some quality R&R. Choose a DIY box as either a one off purchase or a subscription, and fill it with two amazing new releases across nonfiction and fiction, two cans of craft beer and some tasty snacks. Can you think of a more luxurious way to unwind at home? Head to booksplusbeer.com to order! Find Kathleen @kathleen.m.johnston and Eleanor @elliehalls1 and drop us a DM, or reach out via email hello@straightuppodcast.co.uk. We'd love to hear from you! Our music and editing is by Marlon Percy, who you can find on IG @marlonpercy.

Europe Calling
Drones, Brits, Malta and Whale Ecrement

Europe Calling

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021


Malta has become the first European Union country to legalise cannabis at home and for personal use. MPs approved a legal reform on Tuesday, allowing citizens to grow and possess limited amounts of marijuana. Under the new law, citizens aged 18 and over will be allowed to possess up to seven grams of cannabis, and cultivate up to four cannabis plants at home. Grey amber or whale poo is worth more than its weight in gold, the 1.7 kilogram chunk being worth an estimated €80,000....... Spanish law prohibits the marketing of grey amber, who have sent it to a laboratory for authentication. ..... Secreted by sperm whales when they suffer digestive problems, grey amber is highly prized as a perfume fixative. UK and Spanish Foreign Ministers expected to discuss shared priorities, such as combatting malign actors and getting more girls into education. Foreign Secretary to boost economic ties as she hosts an event with leading Spanish investors and British businesses A controversial Spanish bishop has been formally stripped of his church powers after abandoning his clerical carer to marry a novelist known for her transgressive erotic novels, some of which contains references to Satanism. Xavier Novell i Gomà was Spain's youngest ever bishop when he was appointed to the Catalan municipality of Solsona in 2010, aged just 41.

PRI's The World
First omicron-related death reported in UK

PRI's The World

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 47:12


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the UK's first reported death from the omicron variant of the coronavirus and said restrictions were in place to help mitigate an upcoming tidal wave of cases. Now, Brits are lining up for booster shots and bracing for new restrictions during the holiday season. Also, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has taken a hard line against his political opponents. That's led members of the Belarus Free Theater to conclude that they need to leave the country. Plus, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken dropped a playlist on Spotify for his Southeast Asia trip to Indonesia, Thailand and Myanmar. It includes a rock ballad called “Terlalu Manis,” or “Too Sweet,” by Slank, one of the most popular Indonesian rock bands ever. There is still time to support The World before our fundraising drive ends on Dec. 31. Your gift ensures that all our coverage on the air, on the web, and via the podcast remains free and accessible to everyone. With a donation of $130 (or $11/month), host Marco Werman will personally thank you on the podcast! Learn more and make your gift today.

BIBLE IN TEN
Acts 3:5

BIBLE IN TEN

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 5:16


Sunday, 12 December 2021   So he gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them. Acts 3:5   In the previous verse, Peter fixed his eyes on the beggar who had asked for alms and called out to him, “Look at us.” Now, in response to that, Luke records, “So he gave them his attention.”   The verb is imperfect and should say something like, “So he began to give them his attention.” The action began and is continuing into the present. This clearly shows that even though the beggar saw Peter and John as is recorded in verse 3:5, he didn't really “see” them. He simply noticed that they were there and immediately did what beggars do. He asked for alms. His care was not on “who” in particular was going by but that potential givers were going by, regardless as to who they were.   Now, with Peter calling for him to give them his attention, he began to notice them for “who” they were. This still doesn't mean he has made a mental note of who they really were as people, but that he has gained their attention and so he was going to give them his attention. This is as common as Brits in the UK. When one stands to profit from another, more attention is given in hopes of securing the deal, or even for increasing the amount that may be offered. Luke's use of the imperfect brings this to life. And the reason for his attention being given to the apostles is then explained with the words that he was “expecting to receive something from them.”   The verb is a present participle. He began to look at them because he was anticipating alms to be delivered to him. One can get the mental idea of what was going on in the man's head. “I had better start directing my attention at these guys because they are about to hand me some silver.” A full gaze of attention from him may come if they handed him ten silver coins, but a quick look up and then back down may come if they handed him a small copper coin. The response of the beggar will now be fully brought forth by how the hand is filled.   Life application: When sharing the gospel, there are as many reactions to it as there are people who are willing to listen. And those who are willing to listen may only be doing so because they are too shy to tell the one sharing the message that they are not really interested. Once the message starts to be presented, the person hearing the message will give cues as to whether he is actually interested in hearing what is said or not.   What happened with this beggar is just what needs to happen with the person being given the gospel. His attention needs to be fixed. There should be no other distractions, and no more than two people should be there. And even if there are two people, only one should do the talking. If there are more than two people, the presentation will be intimidating. If more than one is talking, the message will be confused in the mind of the hearer.   Once the hearer has his attention directed to the one who is speaking, the speaker needs to be attentive to the body cues. The eyes, the feet, the arms... each part of the person will give cues as to his state of mind. Is he fidgeting? He is nervous. Is he backing up? He is scared. Are his arms crossed in front of him? He feels exposed and maybe threatened. Are the eyes darting around? He wants the conversation to just end so he can get away.   Ten thousand little cues will tell you if you are having an impact or not. If you are not, then you need to redirect your approach so that the person will feel comfortable, not threatened, welcomed, and so on. This is what Peter and John have done, and it is how we are to do such things as well. The attention must be focused, direct, caring, and of personal value to the hearer.   You have the greatest “alms” in the world to give to this person, if you can get him to understand that he is a beggar in need of them. Sin is the problem, we are desperately in need of the kind hand of the Lord to cure it, and the gospel is the gift that we cannot do without. Be ready with this message at all times. Pass on the gift of eternal life that was secured for the person standing before you through the shed blood of Christ.   Lord God, help us to be responsible with sharing the gospel message. None can do without it, and all who come must do so through it. So, Lord, give us wisdom in sharing this all-important message of life and hope. Amen.

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1306: Question Of The Week and Patreon Thanks | 12 Dec 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 17:24


Show #1306 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 12th December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Which EV makers are on Santa's naughty or nice lists – and tell me why! IAN SEAR In Santa's bad books I would put MG (SAIC), for not releasing their premium MG Marvel in the UK apparently because they want to keep MG as a budget brand in the UK. As an MG5 Owner I could also put them there for the ridiculous roof rack debacle where they advertised and sold a car with a roof rack, then told owners they cant use them before relenting and allowing a light load to be carried. I would also tick them off for their terrible entertainment and navigation system, with no app and slow interface. Finally, they recall my MG5 to fix the hardest regen braking mode not turning on the brake lights properly. The regen already is annoying in havin to turn it up to max every time you turn the car on and even then it's not a full one pedal driving. Bad MG. In Santa's good books, I'd put MG (SAIC), for creating the best low cost EVs on the market, my top spec MG5 was "only" 22k brand new after dealer discount and Im still being offered that from carwow even now 9 months later! Really kept its value well. The car has done long runs, charged at over 70kw on some chargers, done trips to Somerset, gone on 20 plus tip runs to feed my DIY habit and been generally everything my old BMW3 series was but a little bit better. I also think SAIC deserve some credit for keeping a British brand alive, trying to keep some manufacturing in the UK at Longbridge (despite not much brand loyalty from us fickle Brits) and ceasing this in 2016 they still have a major R&D facility here. Hopefully one day MG manufacturing can return to the UK. So, both a lump of Coal and a Sugar Mouse to MG. PETE GORTON Renatil Zoe: the year ends on a downer as Dacia Spring and Renault's facelifted electric ZOE qualified for only one star and zero stars respectively, performing even worse than expected. The “new” ZOE, a facelift introduced in 2020, received several battery improvements but no added safety.  On the contrary, the seat-mounted side airbag which previously protected head and thorax has been replaced by a less effective thorax-only airbag, representing a degradation in occupant protection.  MARK RICHARDS General Motors is on my naughty list.  But not for the reason you expect.  They made big claims 3 years ago about having 25 EV models by 2025.  Yet, as of right now they have 0 EVs for sale.  ZERO.  I own Bolt and already got my battery replaced…they didn't handle it well, but.  Even at the LA auto show, which was supposed to have an EV focus, GM had zero EVs and Hybrids on display.  How did they not even have a Bolt on the floor ?  Why wasn't Cadillac there with the Lyriq and GMC with the Hummer?  It's like they are not interested in EVs at all any more. Also, Mary Barra taking credit for transforming the auto industry, when in reality it was Tesla was just embarrassing.  Bad for Biden and honestly, worse for her.  So yeah, GM is at the top of my list.  I could easily add Dodge and Chrysler, since they have basically nothing EV.  But they didn't promise us a bunch of EVs, and then not deliver.  So yeah, disappointed in them, but not nearly as much as I am with GM. ROBERT GRACE for QOTW, nice Santa to Ford, Kia, Hyundai, and Lucid for their exciting new entries into the EV market. Naughty to Chevrolet for their abysmal handling of the Bolt battery failures and recall. LINDA GREGOR IN SALT LAKE I would like to put Elon Musk on my naughty list but Tesla on santa's nice list. I think the cars they're making compared to the rest of the industry are far better in terms of software and powertrain. But I would put Elon on the naughty list for carrying too much of the company on his own reputation. It will only take one serious unfortunate event, or heaven forbid the worst happens, and I really fear the Tesla would be left with no leadership or public image without him. LUKE UGDEN I would put President Biden on Santa's naughty list for saying GM had led the way electrifying the entire auto industry. No presents for the pres this year. BENJAMIN COX For me I would put Tesla on the naughty list. I have had a Model S on order in the UK since 2020 and now been informed it may not even arrive in 2022. How can a car take two years to arrive? Naughty Musky Musk. CLIPPER FROM D.C. Surely you have to put LG Chem on the naughty list for what they did with the Chevy Bolt batteries. Still no new production and a long road to replacing all the faulty ones. Maybe this even gets them a two-year ban on Santa's list. PHILIP LEE I would like to nomimate Ford for being on Santa's nice list. I haven't always been the biggest fan of companies like Ford because I feel they have been dragging their heels, and even talking EVs down until they were ready. But I think they did a wonderful job with the F-150 Lightning especially a $40k starting price. For many folk like me I don't want a truck that looks like something weird, I just want an American workhorse and I want it electric. NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Has Covid-19 changed your electric car buying decisions in the last two years? Yes, no and why? Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/ PARTNERS DAVID AND LISA ALLEN BOB BOOTHBY FROM MILLBROOK COTTAGES – 5* GOLD SELF CATERING COTTAGES DARIN MCLESKEY FROM DENOVO REAL ESTATE JUKKA KUKONEN FROM WWW.SHIFT2ELECTRIC.COM RAJEEV NARAYAN IAIN SEAR MICHAEL LUMBLEY EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS ADAM BREWTON ADRIAN BOND ALAN SHEDD ALEX BANAHENE ALEXANDER FRANK @ https://www.youtube.com/c/alexsuniverse42 ANDERS HOVE ANDREA JEFFERSON ANDY NANCARROW AND LILIAN KASS ASEER KHALID BÅRD FJUKSTAD BILL CALHOUN BLUNDERBUSS JONES BRIAN OLEARY BRIAN THOMPSON BRUCE BOHANNAN CHAD LANE CHARLES HALL CHRISTOPHER BARTH COLIN HENNESSY AND CAMBSEV CRAIG ROGERS DAVID FINCH DAVID PARTINGTON DAVID PRESCOTT DC EV DON MCALLISTER / SCREENCASTSONLINE.COM ED CORTEEN EDDIE RAGASA ERIC HANSEN ERU KYEYUNE-NYOMBI FREDRIK ROVIK GENE RUBIN GEORGE TORTAROLO HEINRICH LIESNER IAN GRIFFITHS IAN (WATTIE) WATKINS JACOB KUEHNE JACK OAKLEY JAMES STORR JAVIER CARMELO DÍAZ PÉREZ JIM MORRIS JOHN SCHROEDER JOHN VAN DEVOORT JON AKA BEARDY MCBEARDFACE FROM KENT EVS JON MANCHAK JUAN GONZALEZ KEVIN MEYERSON LAURENCE D ALLEN LEE BROWN LUKE CULLEY MARCEL WARD MARTY YOUNG  MIKE WINTER NATHAN GORE-BROWN NATHANIEL FREEDMAN NEIL E ROBERTS FROM SUSSEX EVS OHAD ASTON PAUL STEPHENSON PETE BREMY PETE GLASS PETE GORTON PETER & DEE ROBERTS FROM OXON EVS PHIL MOUCHET PHILIP TRAUTMAN RAYMOND ROWLEDGE REALTORS CHOICE PHOTOGRAPHY RENE KEEMIK ROB FROM THE RSTHINKS EV CHANNEL ON YOUTUBE ROBERT GRACE RUPERT MITCHELL SEIKI PAYNE STEPHEN PENN STEVE JOHN THOMAS J. 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Pero Let Me Tell You
Ep 186. Pero…from Miami to Waverly Place & Justice League with Maria Canals-Barrera

Pero Let Me Tell You

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 97:29


We're still full from Croquetapalooza…Que Pasa USA makes its way to the heartland…don't anglicize our language please…if you think Spanish Speakers are lumped together, imagine being Asian…also, please stop Whitesplaining, thanks…Thanagar or Miami, casi lo mismo…mmm, malta…they're now importing Brits & Aussies to be American…we need to be ourselves in how we tell our stories in every way…ay how many of us THINK we speak Spanish…change a las buenos o las malas…who doesn't enjoy looking like complete crap…you can take the girl outta Hialeah…countdown to 2021's final episode… Theme Song: Pero Let Me Freestyle, composed by Michael Angelo Lomlplex - the Official Gay Guy www.PeroLetMeTellYouShop.com The Perfect Jean: https://theperfectjean.nyc Sedanos: https://sedanos.com

TRUNEWS with Rick Wiles
Money Meltdown: Israel Leads 10-Nation Simulation Attack on Banking System

TRUNEWS with Rick Wiles

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 76:53


A simulated cyber attack on the global financial system. A high-level Russia official warned that America could have another Cuban missile crisis-like event, a former Gates Foundation scientist issued a stern warning about the Covid-19 vaccines, and hundreds of thousands of Brits are suffering from heart disease, but officials won't link the sudden increase to Covid-19 vaccines. Doc is here and ready to go. Let's start with the Reuters news agency report on the Israeli-led 10 nation simulated cyberattack on the global financial system. Rick Wiles, Doc Burkhart.  Airdate 12/9/21 

Back40 Sports Podcast
Episode 193: The Brits Are Snorting Coke

Back40 Sports Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 40:12


On this weeks episode the guys talk about their weekends, some of the shows they've been watching, the CEO of better.com firing 900 of his employees over Zoom, evidence of cocaine used outside of Boris Johnson's office, an Italian man that tried to con a nurse into injecting the COVID vaccine into a fake arm, the bomb squad getting called to a British hospital because  a man had a tank shell up his ass, and much more!

Dot to Dot: A daily 5min Echo demo from Alexa
DTD1775 America Letters (revisited)

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

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 4:05


First covered over *1600* episodes ago, Shaun brings us a skill that clearly clarifies just how little us Brits know about the country of our beloved American cousins

PRI's The World
Brits brace for new omicron-related restrictions

PRI's The World

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 47:33


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied that a Christmas party was held at 10 Downing street last December during a pandemic ban on indoor parties, despite new video evidence. It could undercut the impact of an announcement of new omicron-related restrictions in England. And US President Joe Biden is holding a virtual "Summit for Democracy" this week as part of a White House effort to advocate for democracy as a governance style recently on the decline. Plus, we hear new music from an ensemble of musicians from Iran, India and the US. Their project, “This Pale," features an open interpretation of the love poetry of Rumi, the 13th-century mystic and writer. Every day, our incredible team brings you powerful human stories from diverse perspectives you can't hear anywhere else. Without your support, none of it would be possible. Help us unlock a matching gift of $67,000 by giving $130, or $11 per month. Thank you for being a part of our fall drive, and making our work possible!

Squiz Shortcuts
Your Shortcut to... the Ashes

Squiz Shortcuts

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 13:29


It is near-impossible to ignore cricket news during an Aussie summer, and this year will be a big 'un… That's because the Ashes are on Aussie soil, where our team is going up against the Brits in one of our biggest sporting rivalries. The first Test started yesterday, so this week we've handed the Squiz Shortcut reins to the team from Sport Today to step you through the history of the Ashes, why the Ashes is so lucrative, some talking points on the teams, and the names to look out for. Squiz Shortcuts is your backstory to the big news stories.Squiz recommends:The Test - Amazon PrimeThe Captains by Malcolm Knox See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Armchair Gaffers
ACG Final 3rd | Top 10 Brits Abroad

Armchair Gaffers

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 19:45


The final of the three segments of the Armchair Gaffer week... Ladies and Gentlemen - The Final 3rd. In this week's show, we look at the top 10 Brits playing overseas as per the fabled Armchair Gaffer metrics.

Your Brain on Facts
From Panto to Python (do-over, ep. 174)

Your Brain on Facts

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 38:16


From music hall to Red Dwarf, pantomime to Absolutely Fabulous, we look at the history of British comedy, the names, shows, and historical events that made it what it is today. Like what you hear?  Become a patron of the arts for as little as $2 a month!   Or buy the book or some merch.  Hang out with your fellow Brainiacs.  Reach out and touch Moxie on Facebook, Twitter,  or Instagram. Music: Kevin MacLeod, Steve Oxen, David Fesliyan.  . Reach out and touch Moxie on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Links to all the research resources are on the website. Podchaser: Moxie got me through 2,500 miles. I listened to every episode regardless of audio quality from the vault. I got my fix of facts with a personality that kept me entertained the entire time. I shared it with everyone I knew that would appreciate the facts, wit and hilariously subtle segues. Profile avatar 2 months ago byBoredatwork23 Book: David Nowlin 5.0 out of 5 stars Be prepared to be amazed at what you needed know, but did not. Reviewed in the United States on October 31, 2021 Great book. Read it cover to cover, but am planning to reread it again and again. It is so full of such wonderful pieces of information that I use to interject conversations whenever I can. Thank you Moxie for such a wonderful gift, and the book is great too Gift and merch “The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was created.  This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”  Thus begins Douglas Adams' Restaurant at the End of the Universe, sequel to his culture touchstone The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.  That's the book that gave us the answer to life, the universe and everything, though not the question.  Welcome to episode number 42, which I have decided to devote to [drumroll] the history of British comedy.  That means we're going to try to cram hundreds of years, thousands of performers, and a dozen mediums into a half-hour show.  But don't panic.  My name's Moxie and this is your brain on facts.    British comedy history is measured in centuries, from chase scenes and beatings into Shakespeare's comedies to the misadventures of Mr. Bean.  Even as times, tastes, and technologies changes, some themes are eternal.  Innuendo, for example, has been a staple in the literature as far back as Beowulf and Chaucer, and is prevalent in many British folk songs.  King Charles II was such a fan of innuendo that he encouraged it to the point that Restoration comedy became not only its own genre, but an explicit one at that.  The repressive Victorian period gave us burlesque, though not in the same form as the shows you can see today - more vaudeville than striptease.  Absurdism and the surreal had always been an undercurrent, which firmly took root in the 1950's, leading Red Dwarf, The Mighty Boosh, and Count Duckula.  Though the British Empire successfully conquered ¼ of the globe, but its individual people struggled and suffered.  Plagues, wars, poverty, class oppression, and filthy cities gave rise to, and a need for, black humor, in which topics and events that are usually treated seriously are treated in a humorous or satirical manner.  The class system, especially class tensions between characters, with pompous or dim-witted members of the upper/middle classes or embarrassingly blatant social climbers, has always provided ample material, which we can see in modern shows like Absolutely Fabulous, Keeping Up Appearances, and Blackadder.  The British also value finding humor in everyday life, which we see in shows like Father Ted, The IT Crowd, and Spaced, which also incorporates a fair amount of absurdity.   But there's nothing the Brits do better than satire and nobody does it better than the Brits.  “The British, being cynical and sarcastic by nature do have a natural flair for satire,” says BBCAmerica.com writer Fraser McAlpine.  “There's a history of holding up a mirror to society and accentuating its least attractive qualities that goes back hundreds of years...Sometimes the satire is biting and cold, sometimes it's warm and encouraging, but if you want someone who can say a thing that isn't true, but also somehow IS true in a really profound way. You need look no further.”  There are three principal forms of satire.  Menippean satire uses fantasy realms that reflect back on modern society.  Everything from Alice in Wonderland to the works of Terry Pratchett fit here, as would Dr. Who.  Horatian satire skewers cultural moments of silliness using parodic humor.  These are the kind of thing you tend to see most of in comedy TV shows, like The Office.  We're laughing at people being inept and harassed, but not evil.  Juvenalian satire skewers everything with abrasive, often bleak, wit.  If there's an element of horror at the topic being discussed, that's a clue that it's Juvenalian.  John Oliver is a fair hand with Juvenalian satire.  Most political cartoon and black humor fall under this heading.   Though comedy is as old as laughter, we're going to begin today's time travel with the music hall.  (FYI, the narrative today is going to overall linear, but there will be a fair amount of bouncing around.)  Music halls sprang up as an answer to proper theater, which was at the time heavily monitored and censored by the government.  It took place in humble venues like the backs of pubs and coffee houses.  By the 1830s taverns had rooms devoted to musical clubs. They presented Saturday evening Sing-songs and “Free and Easies”. These became so popular that entertainment was put on two or three times a week.  Music in the form of humorous songs was a key element because dialogue was forbidden.  Dialogue was for the theater and if you had speaking parts, you'd be subject to censorship.  The Theatrical Licensing Act of 1737 empowered the Lord Chamberlain's Office to censor plays; this act would be in force until 1968. So, no speaking parts, less, though still some censorship.  Music halls also allowed drinking and smoking, which legitimate theaters didn't.  As the shows became more popular, they moved from the pubs into venues of their own.  Tavern owners, therefore, often annexed buildings adjoining their premises as music halls.  The usual show consisted of six to eight acts, possibly including a comedy skit (low comedy to appeal to the working class), a juggling act, a magic act, a mime, acrobats, a dancing act, a singing act, and perhaps a one-act play.  In the states, this format was essentially vaudeville.  The music hall era was a heyday for female performers, with headliners like Gracie Fields, Lillie Langtry, and Vesta Tilley.  The advent of the talking motion picture in the late 1920s caused music halls to convert into cinemas to stay in business.  To keep comedians employed, a mixture of films and songs called cine-variety was introduced.     The other critically important tradition of that era was panto or pantomime, but not the Marcel Marceau type of pantomime you might be picturing, but a type of theatrical musical comedy designed for family entertainment.  Modern pantomime includes songs, gags, slapstick comedy, dancing, and gender-crossing actors.  It combines topical humour with well-known stories like fables and folk tales.  It is a participatory form of theatre, in which the audience is expected to sing along with certain parts of the music and shout out phrases to the performers.  It's traditionally quite popular around Christmas and New Years.  In early 19th century England, pantomime acquired its present form and featured the first mainstream clown Joseph Grimaldi, while comedy routines also featured heavily in British music halls.  British comedians who honed their skills at pantomime and music hall sketches include Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel.  The influential English music hall comedian and theatre impresario Fred Karno developed a form of sketch comedy without dialogue in the 1890s, and Chaplin and Laurel were among the young comedians who worked for him as part of "Fred Karno's Army". VODACAST   Hopping back to famous ladies of music hall, one such was Lily Harley, though her greatest claim to fame is having given birth to Charles Spencer Chaplin.  When Lily inexplicably lost her voice in the middle of a show, the production manager pushed the five-year-old Charlie, whom he'd heard sing, onto the stage to replace her.  Charlie lit up the audience, wowing them with his natural comedic presence.   Sadly, Lily's voice never recovered, and she was unable to support her two sons, who were sent to a workhouse.  For those of us who don't know workhouses outside of one reference in A Christmas Carol, think an orphanage or jail with indentured servitude.  Young Charlie took whatever jobs he could find to survive as he fought his way back to the stage.  His acting debut was as a pageboy in a production of Sherlock Holmes.  From there he toured with a vaudeville outfit named Casey's Court Circus and in 1908 teamed up with the Fred Karno pantomime troupe, where Chaplin became one of its stars as the Drunk in the comedic sketch A Night in an English Music Hall.  With the Karno troupe, Chaplin got his first taste of the United States, where he caught the eye of a film producer who signed Chaplin to a contract for a $150 a week, equivalent to over three-grand today.   During his first year with the company, Chaplin made 14 films, including The Tramp, which established Chaplin's trademark character and his role as the unexpected hero.  By the age of 26, Chaplin, just three years removed from his vaudeville days, was a superstar.  He'd moved over to the Mutual Company, which paid him a whopping $670,000 a year to make now-classics like Easy Street.   Chaplin came to be known as a grueling perfectionist.  His love for experimentation often meant countless takes, and it was not uncommon for him to order the rebuilding of an entire set or begin filming with one leading actor, realize he'd made a mistake in his casting and start again with someone new.  But you can't argue with results.  During the 1920s Chaplin's career blossomed even more, with landmark films, like The Kid, and The Gold Rush, a movie Chaplin would later say he wanted to be remembered by.  We'll leave Chaplin's story while he's on top because his private life from here on out gets, in a word, sordid.   Though Chapin was English, his film were American.  British cinema arguably lagged decades behind, but they began to close the gap in the 1940's.  Films by Ealing Studios, particularly their comedies like Hue & Cry, Whisky Galore! and The Ladykillers began to push the boundaries of what could be done in cinema, dealing with previously taboo topics like crime in comedic ways.  Kitchen sink dramas followed soon after, portraying social realism, with the struggles of working class Britons on full display, living in cramped rented accommodation and spending their off-hours drinking in grimy pubs, to explore controversial social and political issues ranging from abortion to homelessness.  These contrasted sharply with the idea of cinema as escapism.  This was the era of such notable stars as actor/comedian/singer-songwriter Norman Wisdom.  Beginning with 1953's Trouble in the Store, for which he won a BAFTA (the British equivalent to an Oscar), his films were among Britain's biggest box-office successes of their day.  Wisdom gained celebrity status in lands as far apart as South America, Iran and many Eastern Bloc countries, particularly in Albania where his films were the only ones by Western actors permitted by dictator Enver Hoxha to be shown.  He also played one of the best characters in one of my favorite and most hard to find films, “The Night They Raided Minsky's.”   There are few institutions in British history that have had such a massive role in shaping the daily lives of British citizens as the British Broadcasting Corporation, which for decades meant the wireless radio.  “For many it is an ever-present companion: from breakfast-time to bedtime, from childhood through to old age, there it is telling us about ourselves and the wider world, amusing and entertaining us,” says Robin Aitkin, a former BBC reporter and journalist.  The BBC solidified its place in the public consciousness from its beginnings in 1922 to the end of the Second World War in 1945 is of special interest because these pivotal years helped redefine what it means to be British in modern society.  This was especially true during the high unemployment of the 1920's, when other forms of entertainment were unaffordable.  The BBC was formed from the merger of several major radio manufacturers in 1922, receiving a royal charter in 1927, and governmental protection from foreign competition made it essentially a monopoly.  Broadcasting was seen as a public service; a job at the BBC carried similar gravitas to a government job.  Classical music and educational programs were its bedrock, with radio plays added to bring theater to the wireless.  The BBC strove to be varied but balanced in its offerings, neutral but universal; some people found it elitist nonetheless.  Expansion in offerings came slowly, if at all, in the early years.     Trying to bring only the best of culture to the people meant that bawdy music hall acts had little to no place on the radio.  Obscenity was judged by laws passed as early as 1727.  British libel and slander laws are more strict than in the US, so making fun of public figures was taboo even in forms that would have been legal.  And blasphemy?  Lord, no.  In 1949, the BBC issued to comedy writers and producers the Variety Programmes Policy Guide For Writers and Producers, commonly known as "the Green Book."  Among things absolutely banned were jokes about lavatories, effeminacy in men, immorality of any kind, suggestive references to honeymoon couples, chambermaids, fig leaves, ladies' underwear, prostitution, and the vulgar use of words such as "basket".  (Not an actual basket, the Polari word “basket,” meaning the bulge in a gentleman's trousers.  More on that later.)  The guidelines also stipulated that "..such words as God, Good God, My God, Blast, Hell, Damn, Bloody, Gorblimey, Ruddy, etc etc should be deleted from scripts and innocuous expressions substituted."  Where the independently tun music halls gave people what they wanted, BBC radio gave people what it felt they needed.  But comedy writers are nothing if not clever and there is always a way to slip past the censors if you try.   In the very beginning of radio, comedies lampooned the poor, because only those with money had radios.  As radio ownership grew, the topics of shows broadened.  First half-hour comedy program in 1938, Band Wagon, included musical interludes, was effectively a sitcom and set the stage for much of what came after.  By then, nearly every household had a radio.   WWII had an enormous impact on British comedy and entertainment in general.  Unlike WWI, which was fought on the continent, WWII was right on top of them, with the Blitz, blackouts, rationing, et al.  All places of amusement, which by their nature meant lots of people would gather and could be a target for bombings, were closed.  But the government soon realized comedy had an important role to play in helping its people to keep calm and carry on.  Bonus fact: The iconic 'Keep Calm and Carry On' poster was designed months before WWII began, but was never officially sanctioned for display.  It only achieved its prominent position in the public imagination after its rediscovery in 2001.  All the parody t-shirts still annoy me though.   Theater was allowed to continue, but television service was suspended.  This brought radio back to the forefront for communication and diversion.  The most popular show was It's That Man Again, which ran on BBC radio from ‘39-'49.  It's humor was a great unifier during the war, helping people to laugh at the things they were scared of.  People would often listen huddled around their radio during a blackout.  In its character archetypes, it offered a more comprehensive range of social representation than what had come before it, with characters ranging from east end charwomen to the upper class.  It was so universally popular that supposedly its catch-phrases, which is regarded as the first to really succeed with, were used to test suspected German spies.  If you didn't know who said what, they'd be shot.      During the war, Britain fought back against the Nazi propagandists' ferocious scaremongering with things like a song about the fact that Hitler may or may not have only one testicle, the other of which we were storing in a London theatre for safe keeping.  This attitude, combined with having had enough authority to last them a while, would extend to their own government at the start of the 1960's when Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Alan Bennett, and Jonathan Miller made fun of the prime minister in their stage show Beyond The Fringe, with the PM in the audience.  This would open the door for satirical news programs like 1962's That Was The Week That Was, grandfather to The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.  There was also The Frost Report, whose staff of writers included five names many of know well and you know we're going to get into more detail on - Chapman, Jones, Idle, Palin, and Cleese.   The war would remain subject to comedy, either as the primary setting or a recurring plot point for decades to come in shows like Dad's Army, Allo Allo, and even Are You Being Served?, one of my personal favorites.   If you've ever seen me at my customer service day jobs, I pattern my behavior on Mrs. Slocombe, though I don't reference my pussy as often. [clip]  Experiences in the war led to the prominence of absurdism/surrealism, because nothing could match what they men had been through.  One of the most famous example was The Goon Show, with Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe, and Peter Sellers.  The scripts mixed ludicrous plots with surreal humour, puns, catchphrases and an array of bizarre sound effects. Some of the later episodes feature electronic effects devised by the fledgling BBC Radiophonic Workshop, who also created the theme to Dr Who.  The Goon Show and other such programs were popular with those who were students at the time, seeding their sense of humor into the next generation.  Spike Milligan in particular had wide-reaching cultural influence.  The Goon Show was cited as a major influence by The Beatles, the American comedy team The Firesign Theatre, as well as, among many others, Monty Python.   PATREON   Do you remember how I said in episode #39, Short-Lived, Long Remembered that Jackie Gleason's Honeymooner's was the first TV sitcom?  I was mistaken and I don't mind issuing a correction.  Pinwright's Progress, which ran for ten episodes starting in 1946, was the first half-hour television sitcom, telling the tale of a beleaguered shop-owner, his hated rival and his unhelpful staff.  By 1955, ⅓ of British households had a TV.  That year saw the launch of ITV, I for independent, because it was *not run by BBC with its war vets with good-school educations, but by showmen and entertainers.  Where the BBC did comedies for and about the middle-class, ITV brought full-blooded variety to TV.  The BBC was forced to loosen its tie a bit to keep up.  ITV also had commercials, which BBC shows never did -a concept that is quite foreign to the American brain- so writers had to learn to pace their shows differently to allow for the break.  One stand-out was Hancock's Half-hour, which began on radio and moved to TV.  Fom 54-61, it pushed sitcoms with a focus on character development, rather than silly set-ups, musical interludes, and funny voices of radio plays.  Two writers on the show, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, would leave to create Comedy Playhouse in 1961, ten half-hour plays.  One of these grew into the TV show Steptoe and Son (1962–74), about two rag and bone men, father and son, who live together in a squalid house in West London.  This was the basis for the American series Sanford and Son, as well as version in Sweden, Netherlands and Portugal.  For those not in the know, a rag and bone man collected salvageable rubbish from the streets, making it a bizarre name choice for a clothing company but oh well.    The tone and offerings changed considerably with the cultural revolution of the 1960's.  Rock music, the birth control pill, civil rights, everything was changing.  Round The Horne, which aired on BBC radio on Sunday afternoons was chock full of brazen innuendos and double-entendres.  Some of them were risque to the point of being ironically safe -- people who would have objected to them were not of the sensibility to catch the joke it the first place.  Their most remarkable characters were Julian and Sandy, two very obviously gay characters in a time when it was still illegal to be gay in Britain.  Julian and Sandy got away with the bawdiest of their jokes because they spoke Polari, a pidgin language made up a words from Romani, French, Italian, theater and circus slang and even words spelled backwards.  They might refer to someone's dirty dishes and the squares would have no idea that “dish” meant derriere.  Bonus fact: You probably use Polari words without even realizing it, if you describe a masculine person as “butch” or something kitchy as “camp,” even “drag” meaning clothes, particularly women's.    The Carry On Films, a franchise that put out nearly a movie a year for three decades and spun off a TV series, held up a cartoonish mirror to the depressed and repressed Britain of the 1950s and 1960s.  They blended the rapid-fire pace of music hall sketches with topicality and a liberating sense of directness.  Carry On also filled the gap left as music halls as an institution collapsed.   Monty Python's Flying Circus aired from 69-74 and enjoyed a unique watershed success not just for British comedy but also for television comedy around the world. Monty Python was unlike anything that had appeared on television, and in many ways it was both a symbol and a product of the social upheaval and youth-oriented counterculture of the late 1960s.  The show's humour could be simultaneously sarcastic, scatological, and intellectual.  The series was a creative collaboration between Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam, the sole American in a group of Oxford and Cambridge graduates.  The five Brits played most of the roles, with Gilliam primarily contributing eccentric animations.  Although sketch comedy shows were nothing new, television had never broadcast anything as untraditional and surreal, and its importance to television is difficult to overstate.  Their free-form sketches seldom adhered to any particular theme and disregarded the conventions of comedy that writers, performers and audiences had been accustomed to for generations.  Even the opening title sequence didn't follow the rules; it might run in the middle of the show or be omitted entirely.  Over the run of the series, a *few characters recurred, but most were written solely for one sketch.  The show spun-off a number of feature films, like Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Life of Brian (1979), and the Meaning of Life (1983) and even a Tony Award-winning musical comedy Spamalot, first produced in 2005, as well as books and albums like Instant Record Collection.  Decades after the show's initial run, the mere mention of some dead parrots, silly ways, Spam or the Spanish Inquisition is enough to prompt laughter from even casual fans.  All the members who continue on to successful careers, but let's follow John Cleese to his next best-known project.  I put my favorite sketch in Vodacast; see if you can guess it before you look.  And tell me yours, soc med.   Fawlty Towers has been described as the sitcom by which other sitcoms must be measured, voted number one in the BFI's 100 Greatest British Television Programmes in 2000. Its main character, Basil Fawlty, was inspired by a seethingly rude hotel proprietor John Cleese encountered while filming abroad with the Monty Python team.  Cleese actually tested the character on another show in 1971, Doctor At Large, a comedy about newly-graduated doctors, based on the books of Richard Gordon.  The setting for Fawlty Towers was a painfully ordinary hotel that Basil constantly struggling to inject a touch of class into.  His escapades included trying to hide a rat from a hygiene inspector, keeping a dead customer hidden, and pretending that his wife Sybil was ill during their anniversary party, when in fact she's walked out on him).  Basil was the perfect vehicle for Cleese's comic talents: mixing the biting verbal tirades against his wife and guests with the physical dexterity utilised to charge about between self-induced disasters.  Part of the success of the show is arguably the fact that it ran for a mere twelve episodes, so never ran out of steam.  It's been remade in other countries, but those version never really capture the success of the original.  That's one of the key differences between British and American TV series.  A British show might have 2 writers for a season of 6-10 episodes, whereas an American show will have a team of writers for a season of 13-25 episodes.  Quality over quantity, I suppose.  In part, this is a reflection of the difference between the size of the TV audience in the two countries, and the economics of television production; for decades sitcoms on US television that delivered the highest ratings, whereas; in Britain the highest ratings figures were normally for soap operas.   The tone shifted again as the 60's gave way to the 70's.  The anger of 60's revolution gave way to a more comfortable feeling in the 70's.  One of the stand-outs of the decade, which continued into the 80's, was The Two Ronnies.  A sketch show starring Ronnies Barker and Corbett, it moved away from the long-standing comic and straight-man format.  It was the BBC's flagship of light entertainment, the longest running show of its genre.  If we're talking modern comedy duos, we need to talk about Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.  Even in alternative comedy scenes, women had trouble gaining the same notoriety as their male peers.  A step in the right direction was 1987's French and Saunders, a sketch show that displayed the wilful amateurishness of much alternative comedy, but shunned both the violence and scatology or the strident politics that were staples of the big-name performers.  The duo's humour was distinctively female, but not feminist, and most of their jokes were at the expense of themselves or each other.  As audiences and budgets grew, the pair increasingly favoured elaborate spoofs of pop stars and blockbuster movies.  After the show French starred in The Vicar of Dibley and Saunders to the role she's probably best known for, Edina in Absolutely Fabulous.   And that's where we run out of ideas, at least for today.  Don't be surprised if this topic spawns a sequel.  I left out Punch and Judy, skipped right over literature, had to forgo luminaries like Morecambe and Wise, didn't get to the panel show format, and said nothing of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, which may actually be a crime, I'm not sure.  Well, it's like they say in the biz, always leave them wanting more.  Thanks for spending part of your day with em.     Sources: https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/truth-behind-keep-calm-and-carry-on https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/feb/17/the-five-stages-of-british-gags-silliness-repression-anger-innuendo-fear https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Goon_Show https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Wisdom https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hancock%27s_Half_Hour https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2008/apr/17/gender.filmnews https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Round_the_Horne http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/1011109/index.html https://www.britannica.com/topic/Monty-Pythons-Flying-Circus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galton_and_Simpson http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/fawltytowers/ http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2014/06/history-brits-better-satire https://www.britannica.com/art/music-hall-and-variety https://www.biography.com/people/charlie-chaplin-9244327 https://cupola.gettysburg.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1107&context=ghj https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U77CXPANrCc&list=PL9e1sByp65ixpMQlW9hpMMdomwSwGK9-Y

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Football Book Club
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's 'Jimmy' (ft. Maisie Adam)

Football Book Club

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 70:08


Joining the Book Club this week is comedian Maisie Adam, star of Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You. A Leeds United superfan, Maisie chose goalscoring legend Jimmy Floyd Hassbelbaink's 2004 book 'Jimmy'. Featuring Jimmy terrorising Chelsea fitness coaches, visiting dolphinariums and explaining the difference between the Brits and the Dutch. Will it help Maisie forgive Jimmy for leaving United? It's not looking likely. Follow us on Twitter! @FootieBookClub Instagram @footballbookclub Join The Football Book Club *Club* - www.patreon.com/footballbookclub

You Just Have To Laugh
129. The Inside scoop on Soccer around the world with Rich Young

You Just Have To Laugh

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 57:50


Rich Young is British. he has played soccer his entire life and is now coaching. He grew up in England and explains how serious the Brits take their football, we Americans call soccer. Rich talks about serious rivalries, different countries playing styles and so much more. If you are a soccer fan you will this podcast.

Radio Sweden
Brits risk illegal alien status in Sweden, halt in home testing in Stockholm, Christmas parties cancelled

Radio Sweden

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 2:47


A round-up of the main headlines on December 3rd 2021. You can hear more reports on our homepage www.radiosweden.se, or in our app Sveriges Radio Play. Presenter: Dave Russell Producer: Kris Boswell

Looking Sideways Action Sports Podcast
Episode 169: Dylan Graves - Curiosity Seeker

Looking Sideways Action Sports Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 69:10


Full episode and Show Notes - www.wearelookingsideways.com This week's guest Dylan Graves has managed something that sounds simple but is actually really very difficult when it comes to surf, skate and snow film-making - coming up with a simple idea that manages to convey the stoke of the entire business while also telling a repeatedly compelling story. If you don't know Dylan, he is a professional surfer from Puerto Rico and the host of a YouTube show called Weird Waves, which for my money is the best professional surfing vlog out there. Why am I making this bold claim? Because Weird Waves is so far removed from the usual surf culture narrative, with its preoccupations with the same tedious tropes we've all had rammed down our throats for the past 70 plus years. Instead, each episode of Weird Waves focuses lovingly on the margins of surf culture, the scenes that are a million miles away from the Beach Grit beat, but are, in 2021, just as legitimate as La Jolla, Hawaii or Byron Bay. Whether it's the Brits surfing the Severn Bore on junky old longboards, or frothing mid westerners tackling howling Great Lake windswell, Dylan puts these communities in the spotlight with zero judgement. There's another reason that Weird Waves is to be applauded, too, which is the way that Dylan uses the format to challenge himself, whether creatively or by tackling the bigger issues of the day without fear or favour. When somebody with the profile of Dylan uses their platform to challenge themselves, and attempt to make our community more inclusive and accepting, they should be applauded. That's a big reason why I invited Dylan on the show, and why I enjoyed our thoughtful conversation so much. Hope you do too. Enjoying the podcast? Want to keep it free and ad-free? Donate here: https://bit.ly/LSBuyPint Thanks to Matt Ward for the theme tune, and to my editor Fina Charleson.

News Du Jour
Tuesday, November 30th 2021

News Du Jour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 13:58


Today on News Du Jour, we cover the passing of Virgil Abloh, Jack Dorsey stepping down, and Brits snowed into a pub for FOUR DAYS! Reach out to our sponsor, Bolt investments! Be sure to tell them we sent you: https://www.boltig.com — BECOME A PATRON OF OUR PODCAST: www.patreon.com/sugarfreemedia Wear our merch! www.sugarfreemedia.co/shop Connect with us: + EMAIL: team@sugarfreemedia.co + WEBSITE + SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER: www.sugarfreemedia.co + INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/sugarfreemedia.co + TIKTOK: www.TikTok.com/@sugarfreemedia + TWITTER: www.twitter.com/sugarfree_media ☕️ News Du Jour is a short daily news recap. We condense each day's stories into a 10-15 minute format and always relay the stories in a calm, digestible format. We cover everything from politics, to fashion, to art, to business, to tech, to celebrity, to world news and more. Be sure to subscribe so you to stay up to date with day-to-day unfolding news stories. ☕️ If you enjoy the News Du Jour, be sure to leave us a review/rating! We would also REALLY appreciate you sharing our podcast with your friends/ family/ colleagues or via all your favorite social media platforms.You can also always READ the News Du Jour on our website at: https://sugarfreemedia.co/category/news-du-jour/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/newsdujour/support

Hog Story
Hog Story #240 – Talking Cat

Hog Story

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 125:15


Hog Story #240 – Talking Cat – Exec. Prods., nodebit, voidzero – Carolyn and Fletcher discuss Paul McCartney, Brits in a pub, The Beatles, Amanita Muscaria, your voicemails and much more! NOTES Paul McCartney talks with CEO of Barnes and Noble about new book The Lyrics Trapped in a Pub in Britain https://news.yahoo.com/customers-staff-trapped-highest-pub-britain-191259757.html The Dick … Continue reading "Hog Story #240 – Talking Cat"

Don't Alert The Stans
'RAY-BANS & PAYOLA' (The BRIT Awards Remove Gendered Categories, 2022 GRAMMY Nominations, A Dissection of Cleo Sol's 'Mother')

Don't Alert The Stans

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 83:08


Welcome back to Don't Alert the Stans! For this week's episode, Eden and Sope are palpably indifferent to the news agenda as multiple award shows are in the mix for a plethora of different reasons. Nonetheless before that, a long overdue dissection and discussion about Cleo Sol's impeccable album ‘Mother' commences the proceedings. Eden and Sope share the many ways it's resonated with them since its release (00:15:31). Kicking off the award-centric news agenda is the BRIT Awards who've announced that they will be scrapping gendered categories going forward to be more inclusive and gender-neutral (00:33:50). Off the back of this, Sope lambasts the BRITS for introducing a new category that will see pop and R&B acts competing against one another (00:47:51). Closing out the episode is the 2022 GRAMMY nominations. Rather than going through almost every single category like they usually do, Sope and Eden decide to single out the inclusion of artists they're really happy for. While also airing out their confusion and shock at some of the other artists who were decorated with nominations this year. Sparking yet another conversation as to whether H.E.R. is an industry plant or not (00:54:33). Not one to miss! Sope's Listens For The Week: Adele - 30 Admas - Sons Of Ethiopia Tiwa Savage Feat Amaarae - Tales By Moonlight Christina Aguilera - Pa Mis Muchachas KAYTRANADA - Intimidated Samoht - Yang Denzel Himself - M.T.V. Eden's Listens For The Week: Cleo Sol - Mother The Strokes - The New Abnormal Nic's Listens For The Week: N/A Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Intro Music by: @Jmzofficial ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode at #DATSPOD! Rate and review us on Soundcloud, Apple Music, Spotify and Anchor Follow us on: Twitter - @datspod Instagram - @datspod Anchor – @datspodcast Hashtag - #DATSPOD --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/datspodcast/message

Snapshots
World's Largest Sex Event!

Snapshots

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 40:20


We start the week by taking a look at the world's largest live sex event, coming to us from Australia; that is followed by a person convicted of crimes against humanity having a bite to eat at a local restaurant while under house arrest. Travel to Morocco to find the world's oldest jewelry, and we cover Table Tennis Turmoil involving the Falkland Islands. We discover the apple game for your phone called Puyo Puyo which is sweeping Japan, and we look at all those new Mansions being built by the leader of North Korea. Will the Brits send the migrants who reach their shores via the English Channel over to the Falkland Islands? That is being discussed. A German Health Minister pronounces that due to the Coronavirus everyone in Germany will either be vaccinated, cured, or dead by Spring! And finally, we discover why some of the legendary hot springs of Japan are being transitioned into foot baths. Lots of news from around the world today friends, and come back tomorrow for even more Views on the News. __ Subscribe, share, and rate the Blaine DeSantis Show if you enjoyed today's episode! About Views on the News: Shining a spotlight on underreported or unreported news from the US, China, Russia, the EU, Australia, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Want to know what's going on in the world that the media isn't telling you? Then Views on the News is your podcast. Get all the knowledge of current events, top news, and even my opinions on these matters every week.

Coffee House Shots
Is Macron weaponising the migrant crisis?

Coffee House Shots

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 14:58


The migrants that tragically lost their lives in the English Channel has caused Anglo- French relations to further deteriorate. There is a theory however, that it suits Macron's purpose to be in a perpetual war with the Brits. Could this be the case when migrants are still in the hands of the traffickers? 'These people-smuggling gangs are becoming more sophisticated in their operations' - James Forsyth Meanwhile, sports shops such as Decathlon on the French coast have stopped selling dinghy boats in an attempt to try and curb the number of people crossing. Also on the podcast, is the term ‘migrant' offensive? According to Priti Patel it is. All to be discussed as Isabel Hardman is joined by Jonathan Miller, a Spectator contributor and James Forsyth. Subscribe to The Spectator's Evening Blend email, from Isabel Hardman and Katy Balls, for analysis of the day's political news and a summary of the best pieces from our website. Go to www.spectator.co.uk/blend to sign up.

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
The 400th Thanksgiving, Mayflower 400, Cooking with Kids

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 104:10


Since COVID-19 suppressed the celebration of the 400th anniversary of Thanksgiving, Americans celebrate the anniversary this year. Across the pond, Brits celebrate the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower at Plymouth Rock. A nonprofit helps kids enjoy and make the foods on their dinner plates. Also, on today's show: the US's dietary guidelines come under fire; nearly all apps today seem to be playing games with users; British citizens turned up over 47,000 artifacts in their backyards.

Your Brain on Facts
Best Served Loud (do-over, ep. 172))

Your Brain on Facts

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 35:48


A microphone is a good enough platform for getting back at people, but an entire recording studio is even better.  Popular music is littered with songs getting back at an ex lover, from Waylon Jennings to Taylor Swift, but a fair number of the tracks you know by heart are actually clap-backs to the people in the mixing booth or the record label offices. YBOF Book; Audiobook (basically everywhere but Audible); Merch! Hang out with your fellow Brainiacs  .Reach out and touch Moxie on Facebook, Twitter,  or Instagram. Support the show Music by Kevin MacLeod, Steve Oxen, David Fesliyan.   Links to all the research resources are on our website.   I love this podcast and am so happy Moxie is so prolific! A very compelling mix of the obscure to the commonplace, and a riveting listen no matter what.

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Highlights from Moncrieff
"I welcome gender neutral awards." #Brits

Highlights from Moncrieff

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 9:22


Next February at the Brits,  separate male and female categories have been scrapped by the organisers and they will be replaced by gender-neutral awards in an attempt to make the 2022 music prizes more inclusive. Do you welcome this, especially for artists who see themselves as non binary?  Is it depriving people an opportunity to win if it's just one award and in sport will men have an unfair advantage? Henry McKean took to the streets.

Storybored
S2 E6: Storybored Spooktacular

Storybored

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021


We catch up on what we've watched since our last episode and chat about our recent deep cut horror finds and favorite spooky subgenres. We reappraise the often shunned world of horror sequels, discover an unlikely H.R. Giger music video collaboration, and establish that Brits should never displace a henge. Discussed in this episode:Paganini HorrorBlood Beat976-EVIL IIRazorbackLuzI, MadmanBlack Roses“Now I Know You Know” (Debbie Harry & H.R. Giger)“Deep Cuts: Horror Watchlist” by LaursSeason of the Witch/Hungry Wives Noroi: The CurseDolls Demons 2 Shivers Ginger SnapsPatrick Stigma A Ghost Story for Christmas seriesDeep CoverBabylonCompany BusinessBlack Moon RisingVibesThe DaytrippersGreen CardThe January ManDrop us a line at storyboredpod@gmail.com or via Instagram @storyboredpodcast or Twitter @storybored_pod. Logo photo: Alexis PaschalIntro: electro pop melody to remember 001 by Frankum & Frankumjay / (CC BY 3.0)Outro: techno pop ambience-piano loop by Frankum & Frankumjay / (CC BY 3.0)Additional clips: Oldskool video jingle by jobro / (CC BY-NC 3.0) &Invisible world - Base track (electro pop) by Frankum & Frankumjay / (CC BY 3.0)

Seasoned Sessions
66. Why do Brits get so angry when there are Black people in ads? Ft. Black, Broke and Brilliant

Seasoned Sessions

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 55:19


Welcome back to Seasoned Sessions! This week, things are a little different to our regular programming and are joined by the lovely Ivy and Samira from the Black, Broke and Brilliant podcast. We talk about this year's John Lewis Christmas advert, which is facing backlash because it stars a Black family, then we all share some of the most outrageous memories from our school days. Some of the scandals aren't for the faint of heart, so (NSFW). You can get in touch with us at @seasonedsessionspod, @adaenechi, and @its_hanifahh. Have a great week!

Awakening
#120 Brits to get 2 years in jail for posting false(the truth) info on the pandemic - Mindwars Meets Awakening

Awakening

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 18:29


Another Collaboration this week between Mindwars and Awakening podcast Topics covered.. - Brits to get 2 years in jail for posting false(the truth) info on the pandemic - https://www.zerohedge.com/political/brits-who-post-false-information-about-vaccines-could-be-jailed-two-years - Mums story on daughters injuries from the jab - https://rumble.com/vn0e9i-why-would-anyone-trust-public-health-officials-stephanie-de-garays-daughter.html - NHS staff to all be vexed by April or risk losing their job - https://inews.co.uk/news/health/all-nhs-staff-in-england-will-need-mandatory-covid-and-flu-vaccines-or-risk-losing-their-jobs-1281852?utm_source=upday&utm_medium=referral - Australia bank accounts frozen and houses seized to pay for unpaid covid fines - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10136275/Unpaid-Covid-fines-taken-bank-accounts-seized-homes-Queensland.html?fbclid=IwAR0pXJHAhHWIi8DcPVRGKRTN5uTHQ--2KBvJzrw72zEERv4oGaW-95fozV0 --- Connect with Roy: All Episodes can be found at www.awakeningpodcast.org To Subscribe or find our videos https://linktr.ee/awakeningpodcast All other Podcasts + Donation https://bio.link/podcaster Video Can be see at https://www.bitchute.com/channel/y2XWI0VCPVqX/ facebook https://www.facebook.com/royawakening Connect with Chris: -- - All episodes of Mindwars can be found at https://anchor.fm/mindwars Mindwars Bitchute channel https://www.bitchute.com/channel/Gt4uHP3cjoCt/ www.mindwars.uk All Episode can be found at www.freedombroadcasters.com Please like, share and subscribe to our channels as it really helps getting the message out their and keeping people awake!

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1268: Lawmakers Approve $1tn Infrastructure Bill | 06 Nov 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 18:11


Show #1269 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Saturday Show 6th November. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. ALFA ROMEO GIULIA IS GOING ELECTRIC - In an interview with Auto Express, Alfa Romeo's CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato revealed a bunch of details about the future of the company and electric vehicles. But the most interesting is that, despite the world's insatiable appetite for SUVs, the Giulia sport sedan will get another generation, and one that's entirely electric. - the car will be built on the STLA Large platform, one of several EV architectures Stellantis announced back July. - the Large platform is said to accept 101-kWh to 118-kWh of battery capacity and up to 500 miles of range. It may also be sharing the platform and development with the future Stelvio, like the current one does with the Giorgio platform. - Stellantis aims to have its 500-mile STLA Large platform cars, among the others, ready for 2024. Odds seem good that the electric Alfas will start showing up at that time, since the brand is planning to be fully electric in 2027. That will make it the first Stellantis brand to be entirely electric. Original Source : https://www.autoblog.com/2021/11/05/alfa-romeo-giulia-next-generation-electric-ev/ US LAWMAKERS APPROVE $1TN INFRASTRUCTURE BILL - The US Congress has passed a landmark one trillion dollar (€865bn) infrastructure package, following the Senate's earlier agreement. President Biden now only has to sign it into law, effectively freeing $15bn in funding for electric transportation, after he had to make concessions. - Specifically, the trillion-dollar package includes $7.5 billion for expanding electric vehicle charging infrastructure nationwide and $7.5 billion for electric buses. However, Biden had to make concessions. For example, for the national network with 500,000 EV charging stations, the compromise has been reached leaves $7.5Bn of the $15Bn Biden had initially envisioned. - For the purchase of electric school and public transport buses, the bipartisan draft now also provides $7.5Bn, instead of the previously wanted $45Bn. Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/11/06/us-lawmakers-approve-1tn-infrastructure-bill/ INFRASTRUCTURE BILL: $7.5B TOWARD NATIONWIDE NETWORK OF 500,000 EV CHARGERS - According to a Biden administration fact sheet released Saturday, the legislation will provide funding for long-distance-oriented EV chargers along highway corridors, and for long-distance travel, and for charging options within communities. - The funding is of course just a start; as a candidate, Bernie Sanders proposed $85.6 billion on a national charging network “similar to the gas stations and rest stops we have today.” - The infrastructure bill is potentially just the start of the federal government's stronger support behind EVs. The second bill contains more of the Build Back Better plan and Biden's EV vision, including an renewal of the EV tax credit—currently containing a controversial provision boosting union-built EVs—and other money potentially going toward equity, manufacturing, the supply chain, other incentives, and building out charging infrastructure. - That bill faces challenges, although it's worth noting that the EV tax credit itself, prior to the union riders, had bipartisan support. President Trump reportedly nixed the EV tax credit renewal the last time around. Original Source : https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1134092_infrastructure-bill-7-5b-toward-nationwide-network-of-500-000-ev-chargers PRODUCTION FISKER OCEAN ELECTRIC SUV WILL FINALLY DEBUT IN LA AFTER COVID-19 DELAYS - After two false starts, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fisker is finally ready to show the world its production version of the electric Ocean SUV. The EV was meant to debut back in 2020, but LA Auto Show organizers canceled the event. A redo of the show meant for May 2021 didn't happen either. Now, the show will go on this month, with the Ocean ready for the spotlight. - As for power, it should come from an 80-kilowatt-hour battery, which Fisker said this week will be supplied by China's CATL. The company will make five gigawatt-hours of production available for the Ocean to churn out battery packs. Magna Steyr will handle final production of the Ocean in Austria, unless something changes. Original Source : https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/fisker-ocean-electric-suv-production-debut-la-battery-deal-catl/ FUEL SHORTAGES MADE A THIRD OF BRITS MORE LIKELY TO GO ELECTRIC - Recent fuel shortages have made a third of UK motorists more likely to buy an electric vehicle (EV), according to new research out this week. A study of 2,000 UK drivers by Volkswagen Financial Services found 35 percent of those questioned said they would be more likely to go electric thanks to the fuel shortage. - Volkswagen Financial Services survey shows the impact of the shortage on buyers' intentions, with more than a third saying they are more likely to go electric when they come to change their car. Similarly, 32 percent of Brits say they are likely to buy a second-hand electric vehicle when the time comes to change their car. Original Source : https://uk.motor1.com/news/545208/fuel-shortages-brits-go-electric/ TESLA BUYERS HAVE THE LONGEST LOAN TERMS - Tesla is not only topping the sale charts, but also lending term charts as well. A study done by online lender Lending Tree showed that Tesla buyers are willing to take on a loan of five and a half years to be able to drive one of the EVs. - To get the data, Lending Tree looked at 29,000 auto loans from October 2018 to October 2021. Loans from 30 auto brands spanning everything from Tesla to Ram to Audi were examined. Tesla came out at number one with its buyers averaging 67.1 months on their loan terms. Ram was right behind at 66.3 months. Original Source : https://jalopnik.com/tesla-buyers-take-out-the-longest-loan-terms-according-1847999682 THE TOP TEN ELECTRIC VEHICLE MYTHS THAT NEED TO BE DEBUNKED - Myth 1: Electric vehicles in {name the country/state} are ‘dirty', producing as many carbon dioxide emissions as a petrol or diesel vehicle - Myth 2: The grid cannot support an increase in electric vehicle charging - Myth 3: EV batteries can't be recycled - Myth 4: EV batteries don't last - Myth 5: EV batteries cost more than the car to replace - Myth 6: EVs are made with polluting minerals mined by children - Myth 7: There are not enough public charge points - Myth 8: BEVs can't tow - Myth 9: EVs catch fire a lot - Myth 10: Over the lifetime of an EV, manufacturing an electric car consumes more energy than internal combustion engine vehicles Original Source : https://thedriven.io/2021/11/03/top-10-urban-myths-about-electric-vehicles-that-deserve-to-die/ HOW GAS STATIONS PLAN TO CASH IN ON ELECTRIC CAR DRIVERS - With the pivot to electric vehicles — driven by government policies, billions of dollars in automaker investments, and a growing appetite to go greener — comes a shift in how drivers fuel them. So gas station and travel center operators are strategizing how to cash in on the opportunities that come with drivers plugging in instead of filling up. - They earn more from the food and necessities available at their convenience stores. - Needing to install EV charging throughout these stops across the country is only one part of the equation. Evaluating shifts in consumer behavior that could change these stores' provisions is another. Depending on the type of charging infrastructure — fast charger versus the slower-charging Level 2 plug — it will likely take more time to charge an EV than it takes to fuel up a gas-powered car. Consumers could end up needing more accommodations, and spend more time and money there. Original Source : https://www.businessinsider.com/how-gas-stations-are-evolving-to-serve-electric-car-drivers-2021-11 NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM With the COP26 climate summit now underway in Scotland, what would you like to tell the politicians or the rule makers about electric cars? Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

The Deep Dive with Jessica St. Clair and June Diane Raphael
Turned Up and Turned All The Way Out

The Deep Dive with Jessica St. Clair and June Diane Raphael

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 60:55


This week, Jessica's mood is as dark as the UK nights as she shares a spine tingling story of how the Brits terrorize piñatas, and the gals both realize all their issues can be blamed on bad overhead lighting. Then, June talks about her big night out and yes, second locations were involved, and reveals the findings of a very cheeky poll. Let's just say Tequila and Scorpio Season is a real mix for June. And Deep Divers, whatever 'turning it up' looks like for you, take a selfie in that moment and tag us in it will you? Visit the Pinterest Board pinterest.com/thedeepdive You can follow The Deep Dive on Twitter @thedeepdivepodJune Diane Raphael @MsJuneDiane on Twitter @junediane on InstagramJessica St. Clair @Jessica_StClair on Twitter @stclairjessica on InstagramCheck out the Jane Club at www.janeclub.comSend us your The Deep Dive theme or any questions you might have to thedeepdive@earwolf.com