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Region to the center-east of America composed of many islands / coastal regions surrounding the Caribbean Sea

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Crime Stories with Nancy Grace
Amber Heard's Hit Parade of Johnny Depp's Exes on the Stand

Crime Stories with Nancy Grace

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 41:31


Thursday's list of witnesses in the Amber Heard-Johnny Depp defamation battle was a hit parade of Depp's exes: an ex-girlfriend, an ex-friend, an ex-manager and an ex-Disney rep.   Actress Ellen Barkin testifies about her sexual relationship with Depp in the mid-1990s. She said that the Depp was “jealous” and “controlling” and had once thrown a wine bottle across a Las Vegas hotel room while fighting with a group of people.  Disney executive Tina Newman testified that she had never heard anyone inside Disney say that Heard's Washington Post op-ed was the reason behind Depp's loss of his role as Jack Sparrow in the “Pirates of Caribbean” franchise.  It's Ellen Barkin's testimony that could be key.  Joining Nancy Grace Today: Darryl Cohen - Former Assistant District Attorney, Fulton County, Georgia, Defense Attorney, Cohen, Cooper, Estep, & Allen, LLC, www.ccealaw.com  Dr. Charles Heller - Clinical and Forensic Psychologist Specializing in Domestic Violence, Chief Forensic Consultant: Rockland County (New York) Forensic Mental Health Unit, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences  John Guard - Chief Deputy – Pitt County Sheriff's Office (Greenville, NC), Specializes in Investigating Domestic Violence Cases Kayla Brantley - Reporter, DailyMail.com, Twitter: @_KaylaBrantley, Instagram: @KaylaBrantley  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Witness History
The murder of Kelso Cochrane

Witness History

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 8:58


In May 1959, Kelso Cochrane, a carpenter who'd emigrated to Britain from Antigua, was knifed to death by a gang of white youths in West London. The unsolved murder came at a time of racial tension in the area and led to the first official inquiry into race relations in British history. For its part, the large Caribbean community in West London responded by creating the cultural festival that became the Notting Hill Carnival. Claire Bowes talks to Victoria Christian, a friend of Kelso Cochrane. PHOTO: The funeral of Kelso Cochrane in 1959 (Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

Millennials Are Killing Capitalism
"The Research Arm of the Movement" - Abdul Alkalimat on The History of Black Studies

Millennials Are Killing Capitalism

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 114:55


Abdul Alkalimat is a founder of the field of Black Studies and Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. A lifelong scholar-activist with a PhD from the University of Chicago, he has lectured, taught and directed academic programs across the US, the Caribbean, Africa, Europe and China. His activism extends from having been chair of the Chicago chapter of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the 1960s, to a co-founder of the Black Radical Congress in 1998. This conversation is framed around his recent book The History of Black Studies. Alkalimat shares some of his background, and his experiences with the struggles for Black Studies in the 1960's. We also talk about his role in the founding of the Institute of the Black World. In discussing Black Studies, we ask Dr. Alkalimat about the ideological strains that make it up, the origins of it as an academic discipline, and what Black Studies looked like before it was allowed into the academy and how it continues to look outside of the academy. A focus in this conversation is a discussion about social movements and the type of knowledge that is examined within them and the type of knowledge that is produced by them. Within this, we get into discussion about the role of cadre development and mass political education in social movements, and the role that Alkalimat thinks Black Studies can and should still play for these struggles.  We close with some discussion of the work Dr. Alkalimat is currently doing with the Southern Workers Assembly to organize the South.  In the show notes, we'll include links to several of the resources Abdul Alkalimat talks about in the episode. Thank you again to all of the folks who continue to support us on patreon. If you want to support our work our greatest need right now is for patrons who support on a monthly basis, you can do that for as little as $1 a month. And if you don't want the monthly payment, you can also make a yearly contribution. You can find our patreon at patreon.com/millennialsarekillingcapitalism. Now here is our conversation with Abdul Alkalimat on The History of Black Studies. Links: The History of Black Studies The Future of Black Studies (forthcoming) Abdul Alkalimat's website & weekly listserv Southern Workers Assembly The Wall of Respect New Philadelphia  The cited conversation with Africa World Now Project

It's Mike Jones
Mike Jones Minute-Con 5/19/22

It's Mike Jones

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 1:21


Elliott's bike can be yours and will we see Margot Robbie the pirate? We're talking about it in today's #MikeJonesMinuteCon!

The Socialist Program with Brian Becker
Summit of Americas Collapsing: Region Says NO to Exclusion of Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua

The Socialist Program with Brian Becker

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 54:45


The Summit of the Americas being held next month in Los Angeles is shaping up to be a humiliation for the Biden administration. In response to the United States' attempt to exclude Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua from the gathering, leaders in Bolivia, Mexico and Caribbean states plan to boycott. And activists in Los Angeles along with others throughout the country and the hemisphere are planning a People's Summit for Democracy as a counter-event to demand an end to U.S. aggression against Latin America and highlight the people's struggles against injustice inside the United States itself. Brian is joined by Manolo De Los Santos, the co-executive director of The People's Forum in New York, and a longtime popular educator. Please make an urgently-needed contribution to The Socialist Program by joining our Patreon community at patreon.com/thesocialistprogram. We rely on the generous support of our listeners to keep bringing you consistent, high-quality shows. All Patreon donors of $5 a month or more are invited to join the monthly Q&A seminar with Brian.

Optimal Living Daily: Personal Development & Minimalism
2351: No Light Can Be Hidden by Angelina Lee of Exploring Plan Be on the Power of Belief

Optimal Living Daily: Personal Development & Minimalism

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 8:51


Angelina Lee of Exploring Plan Be talks about the power of belief Episode 2351: No Light Can Be Hidden by Angelina Lee of Exploring Plan Be on the Power of Belief Angelina Lee hails from a small island in the Caribbean. She is a wife, mother of three and an Attorney-at-Law by profession. Join her as she seeks to delve deeper into the art of being. Fully, unapologetically and honestly being. The original post is located here: https://exploringplanbe.com/no-light-can-be-hidden/   Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com  Interested in advertising on the show? Visit https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalLivingDaily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Veranda Financing: The Podcast
Episode 108: Meet David Mullings of Blue Mahoe Capital Partners

Veranda Financing: The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 42:51


Meet David Mullings, Founder, Chairman and CEO of  Blue Mahoe Capital Partners an impact investment firm focused on giving investors access to the emerging economies, markets of the Caribbean region and underrepresented founders.    

ICT Pulse Podcast
ICTP 204: The growing impact of ransomware attacks, and the importance of agile and servant leadership in the workplace

ICT Pulse Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 60:04


In our May 2022 Community Chat, and with members of the Caribbean tech community, Liselle Yorke and Lianne McNaughton, the panel discusses:   *  the growing impact of ransomware attacks in the Caribbean; and   *  agile and servant leadership, and the critical role they play in creating healthy and high performing teams and cultures.   The episode, show notes and links to some of the things mentioned during the episode can be found at ICT Pulse Podcast Page (www.ict-pulse.com/category/podcast/)  Do subscribe and leave us a review!     Music credit: The Last Word (Oui Ma Chérie), by Andy Narrell

Dom, Meg & Randell Catchup Podcast - The Edge
Scandal - 18 May 2022: Megan Fox cut her jumpsuit for THAT??

Dom, Meg & Randell Catchup Podcast - The Edge

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 8:28


On today's scandal chat - Margot Robbie in the new Pirates of The Caribbean and dating a kiwi & Harry Styles gives a shout out to Billie Eilish!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Rich and Daily
Amber Heard Poo-Poos Johnny Depp's Story

Rich and Daily

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 13:05


The defamation trial between actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has seen some major lows. But the latest court highlight from these famous exes really digs into the bowels of what we thought was possible. After a big blowout back in 2016, the Pirates of the Caribbean star discovered a poopy present in the bed of his penthouse apartment. Johnny claims Amber (or one of her friends) left the bed poo as a mean-spirited prank. But Amber blames the dog. We may never know who really dropped the dividing deuce. But one thing we do know is this is a crappy case for everyone involved!Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Satellite Sisters
Buffalo Grief, Lian's COVID, Julie's Inca Trail, Liz's Caribbean Wellness Camp

Satellite Sisters

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 65:10


We start with thoughts on the mass shooting in Buffalo and how many times we've had to find words for this horror. Then Lian talks about contracting COVID last week and reflects on One Million Lost in the US due to the pandemic. Julie hiked the Inca Trail in Peru and Liz flunked the "drone test" at her costume party on vacation. On Cooking With Liz this week, Liz will make a batch of Shalane Flanagan's Superhero Muffins, LIVE on the Satellite Sisters YouTube Channel on Saturday May 21 at 2 pm PT/ 5 pm PT. Entertaining Sisters: Julie recommends Adriana Trigiani's The Good Left Undone, a book of WW2 historical fiction. We also recommend several works of historical fiction on our Best Beach Bag Books list posted on the blog on our website. including Angels of the Pacific by Elise Hooper. Support indie booksellers and buy any book our our Best Beach Bag Book list here at bookshop.org. Listen to last week's Best Beach Bag Books episode on Apple Podcasts. Lian watched a lot of TV last week including Sweet Magnolias on Netflix. She has a few questions. Thank you to our sponsors and to listeners for supporting our sponsors by using these special urls and promo codes: Framebridge https://framebridge.com Promo code satsisters Prose https://prose.com/sisters KiwiCo https://kiwico.com Code sisters Stamps.com https://stamps.com Click on the mic and use code sisters For Lost and Found in Paris and all books by Lian Dolan, go to her website here. For all of our booklists at Bookshop.org, go to www.bookshop.org/shop/liandolan Buy The Sweeney Sisters here on bookshop.org or here on amazon. Join our community: Facebook Page, Facebook Group and on Instagram and Twitter @satsisters. Email Satellite Sisters at hello@satellitesisters.com. Follow Lian Dolan on @instagram @liandolan Follow Liz Dolan on @instagram @satellitesisterliz Follow Julie Dolan on @instagram @julieoldestsister

PHLV Radio
#SmartPeopleTravelWise: To Do or Not to Do on a Caribbean Vacation.

PHLV Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 32:16


#SmartPeopleTravelWise: To Do or Not to Do on a Caribbean Vacation.Tennie Sumague catches up with travel advisor Jessica Benjamin and they break down the essentials of going on a Caribbean Vacation. Also available on the PHLV radio podcast series on Spotify, iHeartRadio, Apple and Google Podcasts.

Colleen & Bradley
5/17 Tues Hr 2: What should be the Minnesota state soup?

Colleen & Bradley

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 38:37


PLUS: Will Johnny Depp do another "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie? D-BAGS: Lance Bass and ITV AND should "Rust" be completed?

Popcorn for Breakfast
Avatar: The Way of Water Trailer, Pirates of the Caribbean Spinoff/Sequel, Pixar's Next Movie

Popcorn for Breakfast

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 68:16


Break out your 3D glasses because James Cameron and Avatar are back. We spent so much time talking about Marvel in our Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness review, that we didn't have time to discuss the trailer of a movie that has been 13 years in the making, Avatar: The Way of Water. Besides that, we have news about the new Pirates of the Caribbean film, Pixar's next project, Jeymes Samuel's follow-up to The Harder They Fall, Jack Ryan, Megalopolis, and so much for. So settle in and brace yourself because you are about to be punched in the face with all the news in this week's What's Poppin'!   Avatar: The Way of Water Trailer [08:13] Pixar's New Movie Elemental [20:41] Netflix Geeked Week [28:46] Pirates of the Caribbean Sequel/Spinoff [33:18] Rapid Fire Quick Hits [44:06] *SPOILER ALERT* Doctor Strange News [59:10]   Thanks for listening!   Please rate, review, and subscribe if you liked this episode!   Chat with us on Discord: https://discord.gg/7wGQ4AARWn Follow us on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/popcornforbreakfast Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeVJZwPMrr3_2p171MCP1RQ Follow us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4HhMxftbuf1oPn10DxPLib?si=2l8dmt0nTcyE7eOwtHrjlw&nd=1 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/popcorn4breakfast Follow us on Twitter: @pfb_podcast Follow us on Instagram: @pfb_podcast Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@popcornforbreakfast? popcorn4breakfast.com Email us: contact@popcorn4breakfast.com   Our original music is by Rhetoric, check them out on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/44JvjuUomvPdSqZRxxz2Tk?si=hcYoSMLUQ0iPctllftAg2g&nd=1   Additional sounds from https://www.zapsplat.com

The Entrepreneurial You
What it Takes to Build a Fashion Empire - The Pulse Investments Story

The Entrepreneurial You

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 45:40


Did you miss me? As I mentioned during our last episode that aired a few weeks ago, I took all of April off. It turns out that I also took 2 weeks in May because I truly never had to drive to jump right back in the thick of things. But I am over that hump now and here I am. I am so happy to be back with you. Over the next couple of episodes, we are going to be focused on featuring executives from companies that are listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange in addition to experts on finance and investing. I believe that as I am in another phase of my life where I am concentrating on building wealth, it is only fair that I take you along for the ride. I do trust that you will enjoy it. The Entrepreneurial You is supported by henekawatkisporter.com and The Jamaica Stock Exchange (you should check out their podcast as well, proudly hosted and produced by me.) My guest on episode 264 of The Entrepreneurial You today is Kingsley Cooper. Kingsley chairs the board of Pulse Investments Ltd. An attorney at law, Cooper is the founder of the company. A pioneer in the fashion, modelling, lifestyle and entertainment industries in the Caribbean, Cooper has guided Pulse to pre-eminent status in its areas of operation. His work has been recognized by entities such as Vogue, the BBC and Fashion Television and is regularly seen in many countries of the world. Pulse supermodels have held some of the top spots in world modelling and are highly respected. Stay connected with me: https://www.facebook.com/henekawatkisporter/ https://twitter.com/TheEntrepYou https://www.instagram.com/heneka_watkis_porter/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/henekawatkisporter/ https://youtube.com/user/Heneka2010 https://www.pinterest.com/watkisporter/ https://www.henekawatkisporter.com/teypodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-entrepreneurial-you/message

The Daily
The Mexican Model of Abortion Rights

The Daily

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 40:31


When the Supreme Court decriminalized abortion with Roe v. Wade, it established the United States as a global leader on abortion rights, decades ahead of many other countries. Now, with Roe likely to be overturned, we look to Mexico, a country where the playbook for securing legalized abortion could be a model for activists in the United States. Guest: Natalie Kitroeff, a correspondent covering Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean for The New York Times.Want more from The Daily? For one big idea on the news each week from our team, subscribe to our newsletter. Background reading: Verónica Cruz spent years defying the law in Mexico, helping thousands of women get abortions. Now that Mexico has legalized abortion, activists are bringing their mission to a country moving in the opposite direction: the United States.For more information on today's episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday. 

Voices: River City
Councilmember Katie Valenzuela on her trip to Cuba

Voices: River City

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 67:52


The Biden administration on Monday eased American restrictions on Cuba, but Cuban officials were strong in their position that these were simply baby steps to a true relationship. We're joined today by Sacramento City Councilmember Katie Valenzuela to discuss her recent trip to Cuba--a country where healthcare is free and housing is a human right. Valenzuela was in the Caribbean to meet with workers from all over the globe to discuss how solidarity can be fostered throughout the world. We also dispel a lot of American talking points on Cuba. The American government talks about Cuban "terrorism." Let's not forget about Cubana Air flight 455 in 1976, a clear act of American terrorism against a commercial flight that killed 73 people. Finally, we have an initial discussion on this year's budget. After everything Sacramentans have gone through, and everything they've asked for, are we still going to add money to our police department? Thanks for listening, defund the police and, as always: Twitter: @youknowkempa, @ShanNDSTevens, @Flojaune, @guillotine4you Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/voicesrivercity   Sacramentans can hear us on 103.1 KUTZ Tuesdays at 5 pm and again Wednesdays at 8 am. If you require a transcript of our episodes, please reach out to info@voicesrivercity.com and we'll make it happen. And thank you to Be Brave Bold Robot for the tunes.

Learn Spanish with Stories
Haiti, Resilience in the Face of Tragedy (Haití, Resiliencia Ante la Tragedia)

Learn Spanish with Stories

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 21:58


Haiti – when you hear the name of this nation, what comes to mind? Usually, you can recall the hurricanes, earthquakes and other horrific tragedies that have hit the island and its people, plunging them further into a state of despair and disaster that they have suffered for decades now.But Haiti is much more than disaster, pain and suffering. It is a nation with a rich history full of bravery and valor, in which the populace had to fight for its rights and throw off the yoke of French tyranny, along with other colonizers (including the United States!)In our latest episode of the Learn Spanish with Stories podcast, Episode 33, we venture to this French-speaking part of Hispaniola – an island shared with Dominican Republic, by the way – and learn of the Haitian resilience before tragedy, invasion and political crisis, throughout several centuries of history.Transcript of this episode is available at: https://podcast.lingomastery.com/listen/1071

Jodie & Soda
Jonny Depp's Replacement For Jack Sparrow... We're Not Buying It!

Jodie & Soda

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 2:28


After the Pirates of The Caribbean franchise made the decision to cut Jonny Depp from future films, they've spoken out about potential replacements...

Rising Tide: The Ocean Podcast
Rising Tide #57 – Fabien Cousteau In Depth

Rising Tide: The Ocean Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 39:12


We speak with Fabien Cousteau, third generation ocean explorer and documentary producer. Along with talking about his life and adventures – including in a one-man sub disguised as a white shark - we learn about his newest project. Having lived 31 days underwater doing science and education in an aging habitat off Key Largo, he's now working to build a larger “international space station for the ocean,” to be located in the Caribbean and carry out the next generation of marine science and conservation. Rising Tide, the Ocean Podcast is co-hosted by Blue Frontier's David Helvarg and the Inland Ocean Coalition's Vicki Nichols-Goldstein. This podcast aims to give you information, inspiration and motivation (along with a few laughs) to help understand our ocean world and make it better. The ocean is rising, and so are we!Learn more at bluefront.org

Know Before You Go Travel Show
Ranking all Three Beaches Resorts (Turks & Caicos, Negril, & Ocho Rios)

Know Before You Go Travel Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 44:34


Enjoy this episode as we compare all the Beaches Resorts and which one may be the best one for you! We covered a lot in this podcast and you can connect with us below.LINK TO BEACHES TURKS & CAICOS VLOG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ-ETjXBcxIFor Travel Quotes:https://www.PenyakTravel.com/contactCLICK TO CALL: 1-800-674-3278Email: Janet@PenyakTravel.comOUR SANDALS LINK: https://www.sandals.com/?referral=148533Follow Us:YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/c/PenyakTravelCompanyFACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/penyaktravelINSTA: https://www.instagram.com/penyaktravelINSTA: https://www.instagram.com/knowbeforeyougotravelshowLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/penyak-travel-companyTHE HOST ON INSTA: https://www.instagram.com/GeorgePenyakOUR SANDALS LINK: https://www.sandals.com/?referral=148533

Cinemabunz
93: Firestarter

Cinemabunz

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 73:58


This week we didn't start the fire but we did see Firestarter, the latest Stephen King adaptation! Plus Christopher Walken joins Dune: Part Two, new Pirates of the Caribbean still a go, Zac Efron wants to get his head back in the game with a new High School Musical, and more. Send us a question and be featured on a future episode! https://anchor.fm/cinemabunz -Get updates on our social media's- Instagram: @cinema_bunz Twitter: @cinema_bunz Email: cin3mabunz@gmail.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

First Thing with Kevin Manno
Monday, May 16th 2022

First Thing with Kevin Manno

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 12:57


Get informed. Quickly. Buffalo shooting, Russian invasion of Ukraine, Britney Spears, NBA Conference Finals, General Booty, Billboard Music Awards, Megan Fox, Kourtney and Travis, Jason Momoa, Pirates of the Caribbean, Married... with Children, Eurovision Song Contest, Pearl Jam & more...

Discover More
#95. Success Leaves Clues, Being Comfortable with the Unknown, and Building a Music Career — Benjamin Carter

Discover More

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 136:28


Welcome to DMP. Congratulations on choosing curiosity over complacency. Let's get this started. The guest of honor this week is Benjamin Carter. Ben is a Caribbean-American singer-songwriter, artist, father, and fellow student of life. He currently has over 51,000 monthly listeners on Spotify alone, not to mention his music spans across all platforms. Ben's music is groovy, thought-provoking, and uniquely vulnerable. He seeks to take everyone's walls down, including his own. As he puts it, “Caribbean raised me, but DMV made me.” When I first came across Ben's music after meeting him working out at 5 in the morning, I was a bit confused by his genre because of its uniqueness and its ability to fight against the powerful but repetitive current of mainstream music. This excerpt from his website at carterbenjamin.com best describes his music style- “Benjamin uses music to tell stories of heartache, love, addiction, gentrification, and racism. he does so in hopes of developing artists of the next generation to do the same. he is a musician and entrepreneur fueled by a relentless enthusiasm and passion, with sights set on advocating for mental, physical, and spiritual health, through the undeniable power of music.” Now, just to name a few of his mile-long recognitions. He has performed at the legendary venue 9:30 Club in DC and released his 2018 single “Cosmic” produced by a well-known producer Andy Seltzer through a collaboration with Warner Music Group and Distribution. Ben's 2020 single “Fragile” and 2021 single “Psycho,” which is my personal favorite, have both been featured on New Music Friday and NPR Radio Play. Oh, did I also mention he's a BEAST in the gym? You can find all things Benjamin Carter on his social media handle: @carterbenjamin and his website at carterbenjamin.com * Also, Discover More Podcast is expanding onto Youtube! Please subscribe to the DMP Youtube, and the first video drops on 5/15. Show Notes: Ben's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carterbenjamin/ Ben's Website: https://www.carterbenjamin.com/ New Single "Lost Control" https://open.spotify.com/track/0Ip6tIOjiMgzLZha4vZH8s Official Music Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJdo_MbajbDfpiQU2SFqK3Q/featured Connect with Us: Subscribe to Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaZ3bkbJMN7Fty8nOOHRSVw Follow DMP on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/discovermorepodcast/ Follow Benoit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/benoitkim/ * Thank you for Discovering More with us!

GeekVerse Podcast
Pirates The Caribbean Show & Movie News & Resurrection Trailer : GV 478 Highlight

GeekVerse Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 17:22


Enjoy Ad Free, Early, & Exclusive Episodes! https://www.patreon.com/GeekVerseSupport Our Patreon To Help Us Grow The Podcast & Create New ContentGuest On Shows, Pick Films For Us To Review, Send Topics & More!Get 20% Off Manscaped & Free World Wide Shipping With Our CodeGVPODGeekVerse.ca is where you can find all info on the show and where you can find it!Watch GV News, GV Reviews, & GUA Shows Live On Our Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/c/GeekVersePodcastCome Chat With The Hosts, Join Our Discord!https://discord.gg/2DMzHRn9Check Out Our Podcast Network, Geek Ultimate Alliance 7 Shows, 5 Days A Week : https://geekverse.ca/geek-ultimate-alliance/Check Out All Of Our Podcast Feeds, GeekVerse Podcast(All Podcasts), Reviews, News, & Retrospective By Searching In Your Podcast App Of ChoiceSocial MediaGeekVerse Podcast on FacebookTwitter @GeekVerseCastTravis @TravisBSnellTaylor @TaylorTheFieldKirklin @kirklinpatzer Dylan @atomheartcaster

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Church by the Glades
Back To The Movies - Treasure

Church by the Glades

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 34:29


For Week 4 of Church by the Glades' "Back to the Movies" series, Pastor David Hughes looks at the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise through a biblical lens and discusses the importance of finding your "true north" in your relationship with Jesus.

Monoreel Radio
Monoreel Radio: Dockside Chat #2 - Living Without APs

Monoreel Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 59:42


This month on "Dockside Chat", we discuss living as Floridians without Disney APs, how we pass the time, and what we look forward to. We also discuss the ongoing Johnny Depp V. Amber Heard trial and how that could impact the future of Pirates of the Caribbean, and how we feel about people working from Walt Disney World.

On Air Off Set podcast
Ep. 36 – Rain, Wind, Fire and Crashing Cars

On Air Off Set podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 61:52


When it comes to big budget movies that combine pyrotechnics, car chases, scattering crowds or any combination there of, both the Special Effects Department and Stunt Department need to combine forces to make it all work on camera, while keeping everyone involved safe. In my final episode, I chat with Keith Campbell (stunts) and Craig “Tex” Barnett (Special Efx), about how they are able to create some of the most chaotic and eye-popping sequences from their work on Adam Sandler's most recent movie “Spaceman of Bohemia” to “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Transformers.

Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books
Sarah McCoy, MUSTIQUE ISLAND: A Novel

Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 28:14


"Don't put definitions or parameters on what you think the world should be like because it's going to blow your mind." Zibby is joined by New York Times bestselling novelist Sarah McCoy to talk about her latest novel, Mustique Island, which was just named an Amazon Best Book of Literature and Fiction for May. The two discuss how Sarah stumbled upon Mustique's scandalous history, the drama that unfolded when she scheduled a trip to the island in March 2020 (as well as which famous writer offered her encouraging advice afterward), and what she included in the story to pay homage to her Puerto Rican and Caribbean heritage.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3wpRwHOBookshop: https://bit.ly/3l2Tdp5Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Beached White Male Podcast with Ken Kemp
S3E32 Rev. Mark Chase, Associate Rector at All Saints

The Beached White Male Podcast with Ken Kemp

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 66:15


Ken welcomes the newly appointed Associate Rector of the historic All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena. Ken got to know "Chase" (his preferred name) at the Center for Racial Reconciliation. They open with a discussion of his first sermon at the church - a powerful, high-energy, prophetic word. A graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary, Chase has thought deeply about the dynamics of both "blackness" and "whiteness." In his new position, technically - "Father Chase" - believes his calling is to make the gospel good news for all people. Chase shares his stories of awakenings, from his awareness of enslavement in his ancestry that is rooted in Guyana in the Caribbean, to high school and on to college in New York. His Episcopal legacy goes all the way back to the Anglicanism of the colonial era. As a high school kid, he fell in love (Tupac) with rap - and engaged in freestyle rap competitions. As an English and Political Science major at the State College of New York in Albany, he got serious about his faith. In seminary (Fuller Theological Seminary), he encountered a "white, Eurocentric" version of Christianity. His awareness drove him into a broader exploration, especially with professors Dr. Ralph Watkins, Dr. Love Seacrest, Dr. Mignon Jacobs, and Dr. Anthea Butler. They talk about the "black exodus" at FTS. Chase takes issue with the label "affirming" and would rather talk about what is means to be human. Chase addresses the current backlash against conversations around race and racial history in America. SHOW NOTESBecome a Patron: www.patreon.com/beachedwhitemaleSupport the show

Lantern Rescue Podcast
Big Success in the Caribbean

Lantern Rescue Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 28:01


Mark and TC join Robby to talk about their recent work in a Caribbean country, which included training their task force, both physically and spiritually, and participating in one of their biggest operations yet, culminating in the arrest of government officials and the rescue of 160 victims. They also share what it's like to go under cover. A warning: this program contains sensitive content. Listener discretion is advised. Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH) at 1-888-373-7888.

Voice of the water lily- our stories
'El Barbaro del Ritmo' Benny Moré

Voice of the water lily- our stories

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 86:38


Benny Moré traveled the musical skies like a shooting star; here one moment gone the next. Rising from the poorest section of Santa Isabel de la Lajas Cuba he became a internationally known star known by many as ‘El Barbaro del Ritmo' or by many as simply ‘El Benny'. Bartolome Maxmiliano Gutierrez Moré was born on August 24, 1919 in La Guinea section of Santa Isabel de la Lajas, Cuba, the eldest of 18 children. His interest in music started early, he often sang, made his first instrument when he was 6 years old and created bands with his siblings. He left school in the fourth grade to cut sugarcane. When Bartolo was 17, he traveled to Havana for the first time, returning to his home town after 6 months. He soon returned to Havana with a guitar and a plan. Times were difficult for him as he tried to make a name for himself. His perserverance pais off when Conjunto Matamoros hired him as lead singer. In June of 1945 the group traveled to Mexico. Bartolo decided to stay, before they left the band members told him one thing; he needed to change his name. In Mexico Bartolo or Bartolome was a slang term for a donkey, not a great name for his artistic career. He chose the name Benny. Benny stood in MX for 7 years, making a name for himself around South America and the Caribbean but not in Cuba. Upon his returnt o his native land in April of 1952, he found himself working at radio stations again and slowly becoming known. He joined the badn of Ernesto Duarte Brito and his popularity began rise After More discovered Duarte Brito was not taking him to certain gigs because he was Black, he filed a complaint with RCA Victor - they ignored him- leading him to start his own band with the help of his cousin, the legendary Cuban Trumpet virtuoso, Chocolaté Armenteros. The band recorded their first song in November of 1953. ‘Manzanillo' exploded and Benny became known throughout Cuba. Sadly Benny struggled with alcoholism and died of chirrosis of the liver at just 43 years old. Fidel Castro sent soldiers to carry his coffin and the island mourned the death of their greatest voice. Hear all this and more in this week's episode,. Preferi Perderte with Celia Cruz and Pete ‘El Conde' Rodriguez Songs: Que Bueno Baila Usted with Conjunto Matamoros Buenos Hermanos Ofrenda Criolla with Perez Prado La Mucura with Benny Moré's Banda Gigante Manzanillo Cienfuegos Santa Isabel de la Lajas Fiebre de ti Rezo de la noche Dolor y Perdon Como Esta mi Conuco Mata Siguaraya Como arullo de palma A Media Noche Tumba Tumbadora Maracaibo Oriental De la rumba al cha cha cha Bonito y Sabroso No hay tierra como la mía Preferi Perderte Y hoy como ayer --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/anani-kaike/message

How To Love Lit Podcast
Kate Chopin - The Awakening - Episode 3 - Edna Pontellier Battles The Forces Without Only To Meet The Forces Within!

How To Love Lit Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 49:51


Kate Chopin - The Awakening - Episode 3 - Edna Pontellier Battles The Forces Without Only To Meet The Forces Within!   Hi, I'm Christy Shriver and we're here to discuss books that have changed the world and have changed us.    I'm Garry Shriver and this is the How to Love Lit Podcast.  This is our third episode discussing Kate Chopin's controversial novella, The Awakening.  Week 1 we introduced Chopin, her life and the book itself.  We talked about what a stir it made during her lifetime ultimately resulting in it being forgotten and then rediscovered midway through the 20th century.  Last week, we spent all of our time on the vacation resort island of Grand Isle.  We met Mr. ad Mrs. Pontellier, as well as the two women who represent got Edna, our protagonist, two alternating lifestyles.  Edna Pontellier, we were quick to learn, is not a happily married woman.  Her husband is outwardly kind to her, but readers are told outright that love and mutual respect was never part of the arrangement between these two.  Edna is indulged by Mr. Pontellier, for sure.  He gives her anything she wants in terms of money or material, but in exchange, she is his ornament, an expensive hobby, a pet even- something to be prized- or as Ibsen would describe it- a beautiful doll for his doll house.      The story starts in the summer at the vacation resort town of Grand Isle, Louisiana.  While vacationing on the island, Edna Pontellier experiences what Chopin terms “the awakening”.  She awakens to the understanding that she is not a pet or a doll in the doll house, and just like Nora in the The Doll's House, she decides she really doesn't want to be one anymore.     No, I guess if that were the only thing to this story, we'd have to say, Sorry Kate, Ibsen beat you by about 20 years.  In Ibsen's story, Nora awakens when her husband, Torvald, turns on her over money.      That's a good point, what awakens Edna in this book is not a marital crisis over money.  It is a crisis that awakens her, and it totally informs how she views her marriage, but it is a crisis concerning her husband at all that is the catalyst.   She is awakened to her own humanity by discovering her own sensuality.  I want to highlight that this awakening isn't overtly sexually provoked.  No man comes in and seduces Edna; she does not go off with a wild vacation crew.  She is left vulnerable, if you want to think about it that way, because of loveless marriage, but she is sensually and emotionally provoked through three  very different relationships- all of which affect her physically as well as emotionally.  The first is with a Creole woman, Adele Ratigntole, one with a younger Creole man, Robert LeBrun, and the third with the provocative music of Madame Reisz.  Experiences with these three awaken something in Edna that encourages maybe even forces her to rebel- rebel against her husband, against the culture, against the person she has always been, against the roles she has played, against everything that she has ever known.      The problem is- rebellion only takes you so far.  You may know what you DON'T want, but does that help you understand what you DO?  And this is Edna's problem.  Where do we go from here?     And so, in chapter 17, we return with the Pontellier's to their home in New Orleans.  And, as we have suggested before, New Orleans is not like any other city in America, and it is in these cultural distinctives of Creole life at the turn of the century that Chopin situates our protagonist.  But before we can understand some of the universal and psychological struggles Chopin so carefully sketches for us, we need to understand a little of the culture of this time period and this unusual place.  Garry, tell us a little about this world.  What is so special about Esplanade Street?    Well, one need only Google tourism New Orleans and a description of Esplanade street will be in the first lists of articles you run into.  Let me read the opening sentence from the travel website Neworleans.com    One of the quietest, most scenic and historic streets in New Orleans, Esplanade Avenue is a hidden treasure running through the heart of the city. From its beginning at the foot of the Mississippi River levee to its terminus at the entrance of City Park, Esplanade is a slow pace thoroughfare with quiet ambiance and local charm.  According to this same website, Esplanade Street, during the days of Chopin, functioned as “millionaire row”- which, of course is why the Pontelliers live there.    It actually forms the border between the French Quarter and the less exclusive Faubourg Marigny.  At the turn of the last century it was grand and it was populated by wealthy creoles who were building enormous mansions meant to compete with the mansions of the “Americans” on St. Charles Avenue.    “The Americans”?    Yes, that was the term for the non-Creole white people.  The ones that descended from the British or came into New Orleans from other parts of the US.     Esplanade Street was life at its most grand- there is no suffering like you might find in other parts of New Orleans.  The Pontelliers were wealthy; they were glamorous; these two were living competitively.      The first paragraph of chapter 17 calls the Pontellier mansion dazzling white. And the inside is just as dazzling as the outside. Mrs. Pontellier's silver and crystal were the envy of many women of less generous husbands.  Mr. Pontellier was very proud of this and according to our sassy narrator loved to walk around his house to examine everything.  He “greatly valued his possessions.  They were his and I quote “household gods.”    The Pontelliers had been married for six years, and Edna over this time had adjusted to the culture and obligations of being a woman of the competitive high society of Creole New Orleans.  One such obligation apparently centered around the very serious etiquette of calling cards and house calls.  This is something we're familiar with, btw, since we watch Bridgerton.  It was something we saw in Emma, too.  Garry, talk to us about the very serious social business of calling cards.     Well, this is first and foremost a European custom during this time period. It started with simple cards designed to announce a person's arrival, but as in all things human, it grew and grew into something much larger and subtextual- and of course, with rules.  During the Victorian era, the designs on the cards as well as the etiquette surrounding were elaborate.  A person would leave one's calling card at a friend's house, and by friend meaning a person in your community- you may or may not actually be friends. Dropping off a card was a way to express appreciation, offer condolences or just say hello.  If someone moved into the neighborhood, you were expected to reach out with a card, and a new arrival was expected to do the same to everyone else.      The process would involve putting the card on an elaborate silver tray in the entrance hall.  A tray full of calling cards was like social media for Victorians- you were demonstrating your popularity.    For example, if we were doing this today, we would have a place in the entrance of our home, and we'd make sure the cards of the richest or most popular people we knew were on to.  We would want people who dropped off cards to be impressed by how many other callers we had AND how impressive our friends were. The entire process was dictated by complicated social rules, and as Leonce explains to Edna, to go against these rules could mean social suicide.     It could also mean financial suicide because business always has a human component.  The function of an upper class woman would be to fulfil a very specific social obligation and this involved delivering and accepting these calling cards.  Every woman would have a specific day where she would make it known she was receiving cards, and the other ladies would go around town to pay house calls.  In some cases, a woman might remain in her carriage while her groom would take the card to the door.  During the Regency era like in Jane Austen's day, there was a system of bending down the corner of the card if you were there in person, and not if you were sending it, but by Chopin's day, I'm not sure if that was still a thing.     The main thing was that the card would be dropped off on this special silver tray. If it were a first call, the caller might only leave a card.  But, if you were calling on the prescribed day, the groom would further inquire if the lady of the house were home.  A visit would consist of about twenty minutes of polite conversation.  It was important that if someone called on you, you must reciprocate and call on then on their visiting day.      Well, the Tuesday they get back, Edna leaves the house on her reception day and does not receive any callers- a social no-no.  In fact, as we go through the rest of the book, she never receives callers again. This is an affront to the entire society, and an embarrassment to her husband; it's also just bad for business, as Mr. Pontellier tries to explain to his wayward wife, let's read this exchange.    “Why, my dear, I should think you'd understand by this time that people don't do such things; we've got to observe “les convenances” if we ever expect to get on and keep up with the procession.  If you felt that you had to leave this afternoon, you should have left some suitable explanation for your absences.      One thing I find interesting.  Mr. Pontellier assumes that Mrs. Pontellier is on the same page on wanting the same things as he wants, and what he wants is to keep up with the procession.  They'd been doing this for the last six years, and doing it well.    Another thing I notice is that he doesn't rail at her for skipping out. Mr. Pontellier, unlike her father, even as we progress through the rest of the book, is not hard on her at all.  In fact, he's indulgent.  The problem in the entire book is not that he's been overtly abusive or cruel.  Read the part where he tries to kind of help her fix what he considers to be a serious social blunder.    Page 60    Well, if taken in isolation, this exchange doesn't seem offensive, and I might even have taken sides with Mr. Pontellier if it weren't back to back with this horrid scene of him complaining about his dinner then walking out to spend the rest of the evening at the club where he clearly spends the majority of his time.  You have to wonder what is going on at that club, but beyond that.  Edna is again left in sadness.  “She went and stood at an open window and looked out upon the deep tangle of tea garden below”.  (On an aside, if you've read Chopin's story, the story of an hour, you should recognize the language here and the image of this open window).  Anyway,, Here again we have another image of a caged bird, or a person who is looking out in the world but not feeling a part of it.  “She was seeing herself and finding herself in just sweet half-darkness which met her moods. But the voices were not soothing that came to her from the darkness and the sky above and the stars.  They jeered and sounded mournful notes without promise, devoid even of home.  She turned back into the room and began to walk to and from down its whole length, without stopping, without resting.  She carried in her hands a thin handkerchief, which she tore into ribbons, rolled into a ball, and flung from her.  Once she stopped, and taking off her wedding ring, flung it upon the carpet.  When she saw it there, she stamped her heel upon it, striving to crush it.  But her small boot heel did not make an indenture, not a mark upon the little glittering circlet.  In a sweeping passion she seized a glass vase from the table and flung it upon the tiles of the hearth.  She wanted to destroy something.  The crash and the clatter were what she wanted to hear.”    She's clearly angry…and not just because Mr. Pontellier complained about the food and walked out of the house.  She's angry about everything.     Never mind the fact that we are never told what goes on at this club, but there are several indications in different parts of the book that Mr. Pontellier may be doing other things besides smoking cigars in crowded rooms.  Adele even tells Edna that she disapproves of Mr. Pontellier's club.  She goes on to say, “It's a pity Mr. Pontellier doesn't stay home more in the evenings.  I think you would be more- well, if you don't me my saying it- more united.”      Although I will add, Edna quickly replies, “'Oh dear no!' What should I do if he stayed home? We wouldn't have anything to say to each other.”  - the fact remains that MR. Pontelier does not see any need to nurture any sort of human or intimate relationship with Edna- theirs comes across as a cordial business arrangement, at best, with Edna in the position of employee.      True, and although I don't know if this is the right place to point this out, but in terms of the sexual indiscretions that may or may not be going on when Mr. Pontellier is at the club, there is likely a lot in the culture at large going on under the surface that a person from the outside wouldn't immediately be aware of.   Edna is naïve at first to all that goes on in her Victorian-Creole world.  There just is no such thing as “lofty chastity”  amongst the Creole people, or any people I might add, although Edna initially seems to believe that in spite of all the sexual innuendo in the language, nothing sexual was ever going on.  There are just too many indications otherwise in the story that that is not the case.  The reader can see it, even though Edna cannot.     True, and if you didn't catch it on Grand Isle, in the city, it is more obvious, and the farther along we go in the story, it gets more obvious as well.  Mrs. James Highcamp is one example.  She has married an “American” but uses her daughter as a pretext for cultivating relationships with younger men.  This is so well-known that Mr. Pontellier tells Edna, after seeing her calling card, that the less you have to do with Mrs. Highcamp the better.  But she's not the only example.  Victor basically details an encounter with Edna of being with a prostitute he calls “a beauty” when she comes to visit his mother..ending with the phrase that she wouldn't comprehend such things.  And of course, most obviously there is the character Arobin with whom Edna eventually does get sexually involved, but his reputation has clearly preceded him.       Well, Edna's awakening to all of this would explain part of her anger, but  there is more to Edna's awakening then just Leonce, or the new culture she's a part of, or really any outside factor.     Yes, and it is in the universality of whatever is going on inside of Edna that we find ourselves.  That's what's so great about great literature- the setting can be 120 years ago, but our humanity is still our humanity.       I agree and love that, but let's get back to her setting for a moment. I think it's worth mentioning that the 19th century culture of the Creole people in New Orleans is messy and complicated in its own unique way.  It's fascinating, but for those who are not of the privileged class, life was often a harsh reality.  The world, especially in the South, was problematic for people of mixed race heritage.  So, and this is more true the closer we get to the Civil War and the Jim Crow era, but those who called themselves “white creoles” had a problem because of the large existence of the free people of mixed race ancestry in New Orleans.  There was a strong outside pressure to maintain this illusion of racial purity, but the evidence suggests this simply wasn't reality.  Let me throw out a few numbers to tell you what I'm talking about.  From 1782-1791, the St. Louis Catholic Church in New Orleans recorded 2688 births of mixed race children.  Now that doesn't seem like a large number, but let me throw this number out- that same congregation at that time same only records 40 marriages of black or mixed race people.  Now, I know Catholics are known for having large families, but I'm not sure 20 women can account for 2688 births.      No, something feels a little wrong.  That number suggests another explanation may be in order.      Exactly, and by 1840 that number grows from 2688 to over 20,000 with mixed raced Creoles representing 18% of the total population of residents of New Orleans.  And if that doesn't convince you, here's another indicator, during this same period many many free women of color were acquiring prime real estate in New Orleans under their own names.  These women had houses built and passed estates on to their children, but notice this detail, the children of these mixed-raced women had different last names then their mothers.  We're not talking about small amounts of property here.  By 1860 $15 million dollars worth of property was in the name of children with last names that were not the same as that of their mothers, oh and by the way, a lot of that property was in the neighborhood where Edna rents her pidgeon house just around the corner from Esplanade street- in other words around the corner and walking distance from millionaire row.      Well, that's really interesting, and I guess, does add a new dimension to the subtext in the language for sure.    Well, it does, and it is likely something readers of the day would have certainly understood, more than we do 100 years later when the stakes of identifying as being of mixed raced heritage are not the difference between freedom and slavery.  But beyond just that, it's an example of cultures clashing.  Edna represents an outwardly prudish Puritan culture coming into a society that is French, Spanish and Caribbean- very different thinking.  This is a de-facto multi-cultural world; it's Catholic; it's French-speaking; it's international.  She doesn't understand what she's seeing.  And in that regard, her own situational reality is something she's realizing she is only beginning to understand, and she comes into it all very gradually. She is not, in Adele's words, “One of them.”  In fact, there may have been irony in the narrator in Grand Isle suggesting that Robert LeBrun's relationships every summer were platonic.  His relationship with the girl in Mexico we will see most certainly is not, but nor was his relationship with Mariequeita on Grand Isle, the girl they meet on the day they spent together.      Indeed.  You may be right- perhaps there is a real sense that Edna has been blind, and perhaps not just to her husband but by an entire society that presents itself one way but in reality is something entirely different altogether.  When she visits Adele and her husband at their home, everything seems perfect- of course.  Adele is the perfect woman with this perfect life.  Adele is beautiful.  Her husband adores her.  The Ratignolle's marriage is blissful, in fact to use the narrator's words, “The Ratignolles' understood each other perfectly.  If ever the fusion of two human beings into one has been accomplished on this sphere it was surely in their union.”      Do you think it's sarcasm again?  Was it truly perfect, or just presenting itself to be perfect?     It's really hard to tell.  Maybe they have worked out a great life together.  I think there is a lot in this passage to suggest they are truly happy together.  Edna even expresses that their home is much happier than hers.  She quotes that famous Chinese proverb “Better a dinner of herbs”.  The entire quote is “Better a dinner of herbs than a stalled ox where hate is.”- meaning her house has better food but she thinks of it as a hateful place- whereas this place is the opposite.   Poor thing- she sees her reality for what it is.  I still see a little sarcasm in the narrator's language, but even if Adele is every bit as perfect as she seems, and even if her home is every bit as perfect as it seems, and even if her husband is every bit as perfect as he seems, in the most real of ways, that could all be true and it wouldn't matter.  E    Precisely, The Ratignole's life can be every bit as perfect as it appears. and it wouldn't make Edna want it any more.  Edna leaves Adele's happy home, realizing that even if she could have it it's not the life she wants.  She wouldn't want that world even if Leonce loved her.  It's just not for her.  The problem is, that's as far as she's gotten with her problem solving.  All she knows is what she DOESN'T want.  Her new world is a world of negation.  She wants to quit, and so she does.  She absolutely disregards all her duties to the point that it finally angers Leonce enough to confront her.    “It seems to me the utmost folly for a woman at the head of a household, and the mother of children, to spend in an atelier days which would be better employed contriving for the comfort of her family.”    An atelier is an artist studio.  It' seems Edna has left all the responsibilities she had as a housewife as well as a mother.  And let me add, Edna was never dusting, cooking, or bathing her children.  She has several house keepers and nannies.  But now, she's not even overseeing what others are doing.  Instead, she's devoting herself entirely to painting.  And surprisingly, Leonce doesn't even have a problem with that in and of itself.  Edna tells her husband, “I feel like painting.”  To which he responds, “Then in God's name paint!  But don't let the family go to the devil.  There's Madame Ratignolle, because she keeps up her music, she doesn't let everything else go to chaos.   And she's more of a musician than you are a painter.”  Yikes, that may be honest, but it does come across as a little harsh.  I know.  I think it's kind of a funny line.  To which, Edna has an interesting comeback- it's like she knows it's not about the painting. She says, “It isn't on account of the painting that I let things go.”  He asks her then why she's let everything go, but she has no answer.  She says she just doesn't know.  Garry, do you want to take a stab at what's going on with Edna?   Well, I do want to tread carefully.  What is fascinating about this book is not so much that Chopin is arguing for any specific course of action, or warning against any specific set of behaviors.  She doesn't condemn Edna for anything, not even the affair she will have with Arobin.  Instead of judging, Chopin, to me, seems to be raising questions.  And it is the questions that she raises that are so interesting.  Edna is desperately trying to rewrite the narrative of her life.  There is no question about that.  But that is an artistic endeavor, in some ways like painting or singing.   I guess we can say Chopin is blending her metaphors here.  Edna doesn't want to be a parrot and copy, but she's living her life exactly the way she is painting- it's uncontrolled; it's undisciplined; it's impulsive.  I'd also say, it's rather unoriginal.  There is no doubt that the social roles offered to her are restrictive.  There's no doubt her marriage is a problem, but as we get farther into the story, it's hard to believe that even if all of these problems could be rectified that Edna would be able define a life for herself.  We, as humans, are always more than a reaction to the social and cultural forces in our world- I hate to get back to the word we used last week, but I can't get away from it.  Even under strict social norms, which I might add, Edna is NOT under for her time period- she is after all one of the most privileged humans on planet Earth at that particular time in human history, but even if she were under severe restrictions, she, as a human, still has agency- we all do.  Yes- and to use Chopin's words from chapter 6, Mrs Pontellier was beginning to realize her position as an individual as a human being, and to recognize her relations as an individual to the world WITHIN and about her.  I think that Edna is like the rest of us in that it's easier to understand and manage the world about us as opposed to the world within.  At least I can SEE the world about me- how can I see within?  How can I understand myself?  And so Edna goes to the world of Madame Reisz having discarded the world of Adele Ratignolle- the world of art, the world of the artist- which is where Edna goes in chapter 21.  I would argue that she sees it as the polar opposite of Adele's reality.  There is the Adele version of being a woman- a totally objectified, sexualized but mothering type of woman= versus this version of womanhood who is basically asexually.  Perhaps Madame Reisz isn't a woman at all- she's an artist.    Except that world, the world of the artist, comes with its own share of difficulties nevermind that it is simply more uncomfortable.  Reisz' house is described as “dingy”.  There's a good deal of smoke and soot.  It's a small apartment.  There's a magnificent piano, but no elegant food or servants or silver trays for calling cards.  She cooks her meals on a gasoline stove herself.  Let me quote here, “it was there also that she ate, keeping her belongings in a rare old buffet, dingy and battered from a hundred years use.”  True, but there is also  the music and when the music filled the room it floated out upon the night, over the housetops, the crescent of the river, losing itself in the silence of the air and made Edna sob. The art is otherworldly, and there is something to that.  Something attractive maybe even metaphysical.  I want to talk about Kate Chopin's choice of music.  I don't think we noted this in episode one, but Chopin was an accomplished pianist.  She played by ear and read music.  She held parties, almost identical to the ones she described Madame Ratignole throwing in the book with dancing and card playing.  Music was a very big deal to Kate Chopin, so when she includes specific music in her writing, she's not just dropping in commonly used songs, she uses artists she likes for specific reasons, and in this novel, the pianist Frederic Chopin is selected intentionally- and not because he has the same last name, although I did check that out- they are not related.  Garry, as a musician yourself, what can you tell us about Frederic Chopin, the Polish composer and pianist?  Well, let me make this comparison, Frederic Chopin's music in his day was the pelvis gyrating Elvis' Rock in Roll of his day.  It was provocative.  19th century attitudes towards this type of harmony driven romantic music would seem hysterical to us.  They were seen as sensual and a destructive force, especially for women.  This may even be Chopin's sassy narrator playing with us again- Frederic Chopin's music is definitely driving sensuality in Edna. To say Kate Chopin is using it ironically is likely taking it too far, but I don't know, maybe not.  This narrator has been ironic before. The main undeniable connection is that Madame Reisz plays Impromptus.  Impromptus are improvisational music.  Frederic Chopin wrote only four of them in his career.  The one Kate selects here is called Fantasie-Impromptu in C minor- it's the only one in a minor key that he ever wrote.  You can pull it up on Spotify and hear it for yourself.   It is full of rhythmical difficulties.  It's very difficult to play. It's quick and full of emotion.  There is banging on low notes at times, thrills and rolling notes going faster and slower at others points.  Frederic Chopin, by the way, was a very temperamental person and in some ways shares a lot of the personality quirks of Madame Reisz. But he did have an interesting philosophy about music that I really like and does connect to our book.  He is recorded to have said this, “words were born of sounds; sounds existed before words…Sounds are used to make music just as words are used to form language.  Thought is expressed through sounds.  And undefined human utterance is mere sound; the art of manipulating sounds is music.”  Interesting, music is thoughts as sounds.  I like the expression “undefined human utterance” especially in regard to Edna because she absolutely cannot get her thoughts out nor is she willing to share then with anyone.  She expresses more than once that her inner world was hers and hers alone. She can't get her thoughts out when she talks to Adele; she can't get them out when she talks to her husband, and she can't get them out even with Madame Reisz which would have been a very safe space for her to express herself.  At the end of chapter 21, she's sobbing at the music and holding in her hands a letter from Robert LeBrun crumpled and damp with tears.   It would have helped her to have found someone to talk to, maybe the Dr. Mandelet that Leonce goes to in chapter 22 for advice about how to help his wife.    What we find out from Leonce's conversation is that Edna has withdrawn from every single person in her world.  She won't even go to her sister's wedding.  What the doctor sees when he goes to dinner at their house is a very outwardly engaging woman but an inwardly withdrawn one.  The Doctor wonders if she's having an affair, but she isn't.    She is, to use the title of the book, One Solitary Soul.  As a human being, there are only so many types of relationships we find meaning in: we have our parents and birth family, we have our intimate relationship, we have our children (if we have any), we have our professional relationships, and we have our social friends- at least one of these has to be working for us.  Edna finds no satisfaction in any of them.  She doesn't have a trusting relationship anywhere.    Yes, every single relationship in her life is basically a burden.  Edna is trying to relieve herself of every single responsibility in the world hoping that getting out of relationships will help her expand her identity.  The problem is getting RID of responsibilities is not really the answer.  To find meaning in this world you must DO something worth doing.  Something that takes strength and energy.  Something you can be proud of.  Of course as a classroom teacher, that is what we do everyday.  It's not helpful to give students high grades or marks for nothing.  It weakens them.  When you give them a difficult task and then they are able to do that task, they grow, they get strong, they learn they are capable of even great responsibilities.  If you want to get strong, you have to take ON responsibilities- you have to practice strength training, Edna goes the opposite way here.      Edna does look for models, and if she wanted a career path, or a professional life like we think of in  our era, Chopin threw in a character that could have served that function.  It's what I see going on in  the chapters about the races.  Edna is actually really good at horse gambling.  She knows horses.  She knows the horse-racing business and knows it well.  The text actually says that she knows more about horse-racing than anyone in New Orleans.  In fact, it's her knowledge about horses that puts her on the radar of the man she eventually has the sexual relationship with, Alcee Arobin.    Let's read the section where we see this relationship, if we want to call it that, take shape.  Arobin had first seen her perform well at the tracks and to use the narrator's words, he admired Edna extravagantly after meeting her at the races with her father.  Mrs. Highcamp is also a completely different version of a feminine ideal, although neither Edna nor the narrator seem to think enough of to give her a first name.  This confused me some when I read this because in my mind, Mrs. James Highcamp would have been this type of a liberated woman that Chopin might want to have Edna admire.  She's clearly sexualy liberated, but beyond that she's worldly, intelligent, slim, tall.  Her daughter is educated, participates in political societies, book clubs, that sort of thing.  But nothing about Mrs. James Highcamp is alluring to Edna at all.  She suffers Mrs. James Highcamp because of her interest in Arobin.   Let's read about these encounters between Arobin and Edna.   Here's the first one  Page 86     So, Arobin becomes fascinated with Edna, in part because she is so smart and different from other women.  At the end of that evening, they dined with the Highcamps. And afterwards Arobin takes Edna home.  The text says this “She wanted something to happen- something, anything, she did not know what.  She regretted that she had not made Arobin stay a half hour to talk over the horses.  She counted the money she had won.  There was nothing else to do, so she went to bed, and tossed there for hours in a sort of monotonous agitation.  And so the relationship with Arobin is born out of boredom.    Yes, the dominant movement in Edna's life is always drifting towards boredom.  Edna wants to rewrite her social script, but she can't seem to define what she wants.  She has trouble speaking, so she has no words to write her own story.  She doesn't want to be a mother; she doesn't want to work except in sunny weather; she has an opportunity with Mrs. Highcamp to get involved with political or literary women; but that doesn't spark her interest.  She could make a name for herself at the races, but the money doesn't motivate her- she's always had it and in some ways doesn't seem to know a world without money.  So, she's going to default into this relationship with Arobin.  I'm going to suggest that she is again playing the part of the parrot.  Messing around with Arobin is just the kind of thing she sees men doing.  It's what Victor does; it may be what her husband does; it is likely what Robert is doing down in Mexico, so she's going to try to mimic male behavior since she hasn't really found a female model she's interested in emulating, and Arobin is an opportunitiy for this.    And yet, she's self-aware enough to not be seduced by Arobin.  The first time he really tries to make a move on her by kissing her hand, this is what she says which I find insightful,  “When she was alone she looked mechanically at the back of her hand which he had kissed so warmly.  Then she leaned her head down on the mantlepiece.  She felt something like a woman who in a moment of passion is betrayed into an act of infidelity, and realizes the significance of the act without being wholly awakened from its glamour.  The thought was passing vaguely through her mind, “what would he think?”  She did not mean her husband; she was thinking of Robert LeBrun.  Her husband seemed to her now like a person whom she had married without love as an excuse.  She lit a candle and went up to her room.  Alcee Arobin was absolutely nothing to her.  Yet his presence, his manners, the warmth of his glances, and above all the touch of his lips upon her hand had acted like a narcotic upon her.  She slept a languorous sleep, interwoven with vanishing dreams.”  Garry, is there a connection between Edna's boredom with her new life and her desire to pursue this relationship with Arobin.   Well, again, Dr. Kate Chopin is playing the psychologist.  Science has absolutely confirmed there is a relationship with boredom and risk-taking behaviors.  In other words, the more bored you find yourself, the more likely you are to do something risky.  It's one reason teenagers are so prone to dangerous behaviors like drugs.  They don't know yet how to cope with personal down time.  They can't manage their own boredom.  Bored people don't know what they want to do.  They also score low on scares that measure self-awareness.  Bored people can't monitor their own moods or understand what they truly want.  And here's another characteristic that should sound familiar in the life of Mrs. Edna Pontellier, notice that last line “vanishing dreams”, Edna is not dreaming.  She's not working at writing a script for her life..structuring a story for herself.  Her dreams and not building anything, they are vanishing.  That's not good.  And it's not that doesn't have illusions, she does, but a dream is not an illusion.  Dreams are what inspire us to do something different. Both a dream and an illusion are unreal, but an illusion will always be an illusion- it has no chance of becoming real; out of dreams new realities are born.  We are not seeing Edna dream.  Her dreams are vanishing.    Which brings us to the place where I want to end with this episode- chapter 26 and Edna's decision to move out of her husband's house.  I mentioned that this book is constructed with the archetypal 3 in mind at every point.  Edna has been living on Esplanade street- the wealthy gilded cage life, and she doesn't want that.  She has visited Madame Reisz's apartment, but she doesn't seem to want that- it's, and I quote, “cheerless and dingy to Edna”.  So what does she do? She moves two steps away from Esplanade Street, to a house Ellen calls, “the pigeon house.”  Pigeons are the oldest domesticated bird in the world.  They never fly far from home- homing pigeons is actually a term. She's building an illusion. Edna is going out of her husband's house to a place around the corner, but is she really building a new life of any kind?  What is this about?   Edna describes it to Madame Reisz, this way,  “I know I shall like it, like the feeling of freedom and independence.”    But is the feeling of freedom and independence the same as actually having freedom and independence?  Well, obviously not.  They are worlds apart.  But Edna lives in feelings.  She works when she feels like it.  She plays with her children when she feels like it, and now she admits to Madame Reisz that she's in love with Robert LeBrun, who by the way is coming back.  And when she finds that out she feels, and I quote “glad and happy to be alive.”  And what does she do after that, she stops at a candy store, buys a box to send to her children who are with their grandparents in the country and she writes a charming letter to her husband.  Her letter was brilliant and brimming with cheerfulness.  I'm sorry, but Edna frustrates the feminist in me.    Well, Edna is struggling for sure.  She can't connect with people.  She can't identify a dream worth pursuing.  She can't write her own story.  There is no doubt that a lot of this has to so with cultural and social forces at work in her world.   These are powerful forces.  However,  it is not the outside forces of her world that will do her in.  Edna is smart.  She's beautiful.  She's charming.  She actually has a lot going for her, especially for a woman during this time period.  If Chopin had wanted to write a story where a woman breaks free and soars, she has a protagonist who is positioned to do that very thing.    But she's in a mess.  And maybe that's why she's so relatable.  Many of us have made messes of our lives.  We have an incredible ability to screw up, but  humans are also incredibly resilient.  Look at Chopin's own life as an example.  In some ways, she's both Adele Ragntingole and Madame Reiz, at different points in her life she'd been both.  She may even have been Mrs. James Highcamp to a lesser degree. Why is Edna struggling here?  Well, humans are incredibly resilient, but you know what else we are- we are social beings.  Let's revisit that original book title, “One Solitary Soul”- it's my experience that no one gets out alone- not even the rich, the beautiful or the smart.  No one gets out alone.    Ah, Edna is strong enough to confront the forces without, but who will help her confront the forces within?  And so next episode, we will see her confront those internal forces.  There are no more female characters to meet; no more male characters either for that matter.  We will see Edna confront Edna alone, and we will see what happens.  Thank you for listening.  If you enjoy our podcast, please share it with a friend, a relative, your classmates, your students.  We only grow when you share.  Also, come visit with us via our social media how to love lit podcast- on Instagram, facebook and our website.  Feel free to ask questions, give us your thoughts, recommend books.  These are all things we love.  Thanks for being with us today.  Peace out.         

Last Podcast On The Left
Episode 492: Blackbeard Part II - P is for Pirate

Last Podcast On The Left

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 73:40


This week the boys once again embark upon the choppy (and sometimes bloody) seas of pirate history, covering the pivotal years of Blackbeard's life as his chaotic reign worked its way across the Caribbean coastline.

Fortunately... with Fi and Jane
233. Galloping Gourmet and Merthyr Motoring, with Andi & Miquita Oliver

Fortunately... with Fi and Jane

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 56:44


This week on the Fortunately podcast, Fi and Jane are joined by mother-daughter broadcasters Andi Oliver and Miquita Oliver. Andi is the presenter of Great British Menu, the Sky Arts Book Club and upcoming Radio 4 podcast One Dish. Miquita has hosted the legendary Popworld, the Sunday Times Culture Show and Sunday Brunch. Topics include their recent journey to the Caribbean for BBC Two, rally driving and spending time in a Victorian workhouse. Before the Olivers arrive there's a train conundrum and paragraph that's impossible to read aloud. Get in touch: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk

Like A Real Book Club's Podcast
The One About 'The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives' by Lola Shoneyin

Like A Real Book Club's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 98:02


Kristina and Ashley discuss our (messy) February 2022 book club pick: 'The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives' by Lola Shoneyin

Talking Travel with Wendy
ARUBA - What to do!

Talking Travel with Wendy

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 9:32


What to do in Aruba? Well, here are just a few of my favorite things but there is so much you'll need at least two weeks to experience everything this Caribbean island has to offer. Join me today for gathering info for a great Aruban itinerary.⏱TIMELINE⏱1:00 Visit a Private Island2:11 Golfing in Aruba3:09 Hiking and Caving in Aruba5:17 Watersports and boat rides6:36 Casinos & ShoppingTo book your Caribbean or Aruban adventure let me know here!

Strong Sense of Place
LoLT: A Floating Taco Bar in the Caribbean & New Books

Strong Sense of Place

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 3:20


In this episode, we get excited about two new book releases: The Cherry Robbers by Sarai Walker and Book of Night by Holly Black. Then we are charmed by three short words: floating taco bar. BOOKS - The Cherry Robbers by Sarai Walker - https://bookshop.org/a/1240/9780358251873 - Book of Night by Holly Black - https://bookshop.org/a/1240/9781250812193 DISTRACTION OF THE WEEK Visit the website for Lime Out, the floating taco bar - https://www.limeoutvi.com Follow Lime Out on Instagram  - https://www.instagram.com/limeoutvi/ Read an article about it in 'Travel+Leisure' - https://www.travelandleisure.com/food-drink/floating-taco-bar-st-john-us-virgin-islands-caribbean Read an article about it in 'St. John Magazine' - https://stjohnmagazine.com/lime-out-vi-st-john-floating-bar This video will have you packing your bags and booking a flight before you can say, 'extra guac, please.' - https://youtu.be/RpEjOIuI69k The Library of Lost Time is a Strong Sense of Place Production! https://strongsenseofplace.com Do you enjoy our show? Want access to fun bonus content? Please support our work on Patreon. Every little bit helps us keep the show going and makes us feel warm and fuzzy inside - https://www.patreon.com/strongsenseofplace As always, you can follow us at: Our web site at Strong Sense of Place Patreon Twitter  Instagram Facebook YouTube  

Funny Science Fiction
S1E81 - A Soundwave of Thanos ft. Isaac C. Singleton Jr.

Funny Science Fiction

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 51:38


A Soundwave of Thanos We welcome Isaac C. Singleton Jr. to Funny Science Fiction Podcast this week to talk about his work in the Marvel Animated Universe as Thanos. We talk about Pirates of the Caribbean, Deadpool, Galaxy Quest, Transformers and more. Isaac tells us about what got him into the voice over business, what it was like to play Thanos before his live action debut and how he came up with his voice, what the set of Galaxy quest was like for his first onscreen job, and has a smile the whole time he's sharing stories with us. Isaac is a great guy and super easy to talk with, we are thankful we had this opportunity to chat him up. For more on Isaac C. Singleton Jr., please visit the following - www.imdb.com Instagram - @isaacsingletonjr Join our Discord! https://discord.gg/cpry4fCDTq Funny Science Fiction on Twitter and Instagram - @FunnySciFi Buy us Coffee - https://ko-fi.com/funnyscifi For more on our show partners - River City Tees - https://river-city-tees-4.creator-spring.com Level Up Lightsabers - https://leveluplightsaber.com/?wpam_id=130 Support Funny Science Fiction by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/funny-science-fiction Find out more at https://funny-science-fiction.pinecast.co

Stories of our times
What are cryptocurrency millionaires doing in Puerto Rico?

Stories of our times

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 26:56


As markets across the globe react to the latest cryptocurrency meltdown, which some warn may go beyond the usual boom-and-bust cycle - today we look at a band of mega-rich crypto enthusiasts who are settling on a Caribbean island.This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes. Guest: Josh Glancy, Special Correspondent at The Sunday Times.Host: David Aaronovitch. Clips: The Mighty Ducks (Walt Disney Pictures, music by David Newman), ABC News, The Pomp Podcast, Crypto Maniac YouTube, BronxNet. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Night Dreams Talk Radio
SHIPWRECKS & TREASURES Dr. Spence / WORLD 3 AFTER Sean Patrick Hazlett

Night Dreams Talk Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 126:02


Dr. Spence Shipwrecks And Sunken Treasures Dr. Spence is an internationally known expert on shipwrecks and sunken treasures. His bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies was perhaps the first accredited academic degree ever awarded in the United States for any program in marine archaeology. He also received one of the first five doctorates (Doctor of Marine Histories, College of Marine Arts, 1972) ever awarded for marine archaeology anywhere in the world and he has long been considered one of the founding fathers of marine archaeology. His work has been funded by such institutions as the Savannah Ships of the Sea Museum, CRIL (the Caribbean Research Institute Ltd., Colombia, South America), the College of Charleston, the South Carolina Committee for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. In the early 1990s he served as Chief of Underwater Archaeology for Providencia Y San Andres, a 40,000 square mile archipelago in the Western Caribbean. He has authored more than two dozen books, and has served as an editor for a number of nationally distributed magazines. He is also an award winning cartographer and has published a number of maps and charts dealing with shipwrecks and treasure. Always an adventurer, Spence has traveled to a wide range of exotic places in the Far East, Europe, Central and South America. He has explored castles, palaces, shipwrecks, ancient ruins, secret tunnels, and subterranean and underwater caves. He has dived in the Great Lakes, the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Mediterranean, and the Caribbean. He has been shot at, buried in cave-ins, tangled in fishing nets, pinned under wreckage, run out of air, lost inside a wreck, and bitten by fish while pursuing his quests. Although Dr. Spence has discovered numerous historically significant shipwrecks, including the Civil War blockade runner Georgiana and the Confederate submarine Hunley, he hasn't only made discoveries underwater. He considers his identification of Charleston born banking and shipping magnate George Trenholm as the “Real Rhett Butler” to have been his most interesting non-shipwreck discovery. Trenholm's fleet of fast steamers earned today's equivalent of over one billion dollars running munitions, medicines, and merchandise through the Federal blockade. By the end of the Civil War, Trenholm was a major figure in the Confederate government. The United States actually charged Trenholm with treason and claimed he had made off with and concealed hundreds of millions in Confederate assets. Trenholm died without revealing his secrets. Spence is currently trying to uncover them. The State of South Carolina's claim of ownership to the Civil War submarine Hunley was based on Spence's 1970 discovery of that vessel and his subsequent gift of his salvage rights to it to the State. Spence's gift of his rights was made in September of 1995 at the official request of the Attorney General of South Carolina and the South Carolina Hunley Commission. In 2013, Dr. Spence announced his discoveries at Cape Romain of the 1894 wreck of the SS Ozama and the 1881 wreck of the SS United States. As an historian, Spence believes the biggest key to success on any expedition is the archival research that precedes it. Spence calls historical research “his drug of choice” and says, “In today's world, time is the most expensive part of a salvage expedition. Man-hours spent in the archives can cut hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of time from the field phase of most projects.”5/12/22 Sean Patrick Hazlett World War 3 Aftermath Sean Patrick Hazlett is an Army veteran and former captain, speculative fiction writer and editor, and finance executive in the San Francisco Bay area. He was born in Wilmington, Delaware, but trekked across the country to pursue an AB in history and BS in electrical engineering from Stanford University on an ROTC scholarship. He earned a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where he won the 2006 Policy Analysis Exercise Award for his work on policy solutions to Iran's nuclear weapons program under the guidance of future secretary of defense Ashton B. Carter. While at the Harvard Kennedy School, he worked on the Harvard-Stanford Preventive Defense Project. He also holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, where he graduated with Second Year Honors.As a cavalry officer in the elite 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Seam trained various units for war in Iraq and Afghanistan. While at the National Training Center in the Mojave Desert, he became an expert in Soviet doctrine and tactics, leading a Motorized Rifle Battalion. He has also published a Harvard Business School case study on the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and how it exemplified a learning organization.Sean has worked in various roles in finance. He was an investment banker, an equity analyst covering industries ranging from cleantech to semiconductors to enterprise software. His seminal equity research report on the smart grid was cited in The Economist magazine. He has also worked in various corporate finance roles in Silicon Valley companies ranging from cybersecurity to hardware to enterprise software.Sean is a 2017 winner of the Writers of the Future Contest. Nearly fifty of his short stories have appeared in publications such as The Year's Best Military and Adventure SF, Year's Best Hardcore Horror, Robosoldiers, Worlds Long Lost, Terraform, Galaxy's Edge, Writers of the Future, Grimdark Magazine, Vastarien, and Abyss & Apex, among others. He is the editor of the Weird World War III and Weird World War.

MouseChat.net – Disney, Universal, Orlando FL News & Reviews
Save the Date - Disney World & Disney Cruise Line Halloween Events

MouseChat.net – Disney, Universal, Orlando FL News & Reviews

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 51:12


Disney Cruise Line Introduces Halloween on the High Seas 956b29ec-f534-4d0c-a05b-02e71035f214.jpg It's all just a bunch of Hocus Pocus! At least, it will be this fall when a first-of-its-kind character meet and greet inspired by Halloween's favorite sisters and other new experiences debut on Disney Cruise Line's Halloween on the High Seas sailings! This September and October, You will run amuck (amuck! amuck!) on Halloween-themed cruises with special entertainment and activities, including trick-or-treating, spooky parties, elaborate décor and limited-time food and beverage items. But the fun doesn't stop there! These voyages will also debut an all-new character meet and greet opportunity exclusively for Disney Cruise Line Guests. While all characters on board will adorn Halloween costumes as part of the festivities, Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck and Clarabelle Cow will debut a never-before-seen look as they dress up as the iconic Halloween sisters, the Sandersons from the movie “Hocus Pocus.” During its inaugural season of Halloween cruises this fall, the Disney Wish, the newest Disney Cruise Line ship, will also introduce a unique twist on a Halloween on the High Seas hallmark. 6dc7ba6b-eed3-453f-86ea-1abc07bdd382.jpg The centerpiece of every ship during Halloween sailings is the signature magical Pumpkin Tree towering over the atrium lobby, each with sprouting Jack-O-Lanterns and flickering lights. Aboard the Disney Wish, guests will witness the debut of an all-new tree in the “Cinderella”-inspired Grand Hall. Featuring lighter bark, graceful branches and a mystical face, legend has it that this enchanted tree (named Boo) grew beautiful gourds with the help of a wishing star. The best pumpkin of them all was destined to grant a very special wish … and that moment came when a carriage was needed to send a fair maiden to a royal soiree. In a flash of bibbidi-bobbidi-boo, that perfect pumpkin became the coach that carried Cinderella to the prince's ball! ae05f7e8-0e6f-42c7-9f28-3fdd21e3caa4.jpg In addition to spooky character encounters and enchanted pumpkin trees, other frighteningly fun experiences aboard Halloween on the High Seas sailings include Mickey's Mouse-querade Party, a fun-filled costume party for families (and fan-favorite Disney characters); villainous takeovers in the adult-exclusive venues; Halloween-themed movies on Funnel Vision; and even a ghostly take on ship announcements. Halloween on the High Seas voyages will be offered aboard select sailings in September and October. Departing from ports in Miami and Port Canaveral, Florida, San Diego and New York City, each cruise will take families to fascinating destinations including the Bahamas, Caribbean, Bermuda, Canada and Mexico. All sailings from Port Canaveral and Miami will include a stop at Castaway Cay, Disney's private island paradise outfitted for family fun and relaxation and brimming with special Disney touches!

The Sweep Spot - Former Disneyland Cast Members Talking Disneyland
The Sweep Spot Ep. #334 - Disneyland Changes with Show Writer Rick West

The Sweep Spot - Former Disneyland Cast Members Talking Disneyland

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 130:03


Rick West returns to chat about the changing conditions of theme park design and operation, especially at the Disneyland Resort. Rick is a Show Writer for theme parks and was a Ride Operator on the west side of Disneyland. He also created several acclaimed Theme Park Adventure publications on attractions such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones Adventure, and Tarzan's Treehouse. He is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Midsummer Scream.We have authored two books: Cleaning The Kingdom: Insider Tales of Keeping Walt's Dream Spotless and Cleaning The Kingdom: Night, Day, Past and Present.   The Sweep Spot is a podcast with full episodes every two weeks, focusing on the Disneyland Resort. Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman, former Disneyland Day Custodial Foremen are your hosts.For more information and to order books, visit our official website:  http://www.TheSweepSpot.com 

ContenderCast with Justin Honaman
HILLSIDE HARVEST :: FLAVOR FORWARD HOT SAUCES

ContenderCast with Justin Honaman

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022


Born in Cypress Hall, a small town high atop the Red Hills of Kingston, Jamaica, Kamaal Jarrett, the Founder of Hillside Harvest, was taught to appreciate the simple things in life. Later, when his parents were deciding where in the United States to establish roots, they settled on Milton, Massachusetts, a small town nestled between Boston and the Great Blue Hill mountain range. Growing-up, Kamaal showed an inherent love for food; watching endless hours of PBS cooking shows and spending the summer hours with his Aunt Elaine in her Egleston Square bakery and Caribbean restaurant. And thus, Hillside Harvest was born. Kamaal joins Justin to discuss this delicious sauce brand.

Ain't It Scary? with Sean & Carrie
Ep. 84: The Disappearance of Amy Lynn Bradley

Ain't It Scary? with Sean & Carrie

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 72:52


In March 1998, the Bradley family - dad Ron, mom Iva, son Brad, and daughter Amy - embarked on a "trip of a lifetime": a luxurious cruise on the Rhapsody of the Seas, sailing between Puerto Rico, Aruba, and Curacao on a whirlwind vacation of carefree fun and family time. Three days into the trip, 23-year-old Amy vanished from the cruise, never to be seen again. ...Or was she? We discuss all the clues in this baffling case, including supposed sightings of Amy in the Caribbean as recently as 2005, which may point to one horrific conclusion - kidnapping and trafficking. Was Amy really forced into sexual slavery? Did she simply slip off the side of the boat and fall overboard? Or was she victim to some other kind of foul play? We try to cover all the theories, and put forth some of our own, emphasizing as always the importance of tackling this case respectfully. Our thoughts are with the Bradley family. ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain't it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices