In this episode of the People Behind the Plans podcast series, host Courtney Kashima, AICP, is joined by Rasmus Astrup, partner and design principal at Danish urban design and landscape architecture practice SLA. Rasmus was a co-presenter during the 2021 National Planning Conference at a session titled, “Strategies to Combat Extreme Heat”. Rasmus and Courtney discuss the importance of biodiversity and nature-based solutions to address the needs of cities to mitigate against the effects of climate change and specific issues like extreme urban heat. The two also discuss a few of the projects that his firm worked on from places around the globe like Toronto, Abu Dhabi, Copenhagen, and Detroit. They also dig into the significance of local knowledge and expertise when taking on projects as well as how to deal with the disproportionate impacts on more vulnerable populations. Episode URL: https://planning.org/podcast/fighting-climage-change-in-cities-with-biodiversity-and-nature-based-design/ This episode is sponsored by Tyler Technologies
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Zombie Dreams was created with the idea of bringing the flavors and notes of a cranberry mimosa to beer. After letting their in-house lactobacillus culture sour their wort, they added cranberry puree and Sauvignon Blanc grape juice to the fermentation. This resulted in smooth aromas of sweet cranberry with hints of tropical fruit. On the palate, the carbonation brings forth the mix of fruit during fermentation with a backend acidity to round things off. Mikkeller Brewing started when Mikkel and his childhood friend, Keller, began working on a series of ‘physics experiments' using malt, hops, and yeast in their home kitchens in Copenhagen. The kitchen experiments lasted for two and a half years and while they continued, Mikkel and Keller also began brewing beer on a larger scale at the Danish microbrewery Ørbæk. In the beginning of 2007, Keller left Mikkeller to pursue a career as the editor of a music magazine, while Mikkel remained on his own to continue pursuing his dream of taking Mikkeller to another level. Mikkeller's growth was rapid, and in 2010 Mikkel decided to bid farewell to his students and colleagues at the school he taught at and decided to commit himself full-time to the brewery. This week on FDB - a bulldozing powerchair, illegal sprinkles, breaking a contract with a wizard, and more! Now please kick back, and enjoy another sit down with Friends Drink Beer. To support Mikkeller Brewing, and find out more about their beers, visit: Website: mikkeller.com Instagram: @mikkellerbeer Have a question for Ryan & Alex? Submit it today at www.friendsdrinkbeer.com, and we will answer it on the next episode! Lastly if you like the show, donate to us and show your support: www.patreon.com/friendsdrinkbeer CREDITS Alex Hobbs - Host/Executive Producer Ryan Roope - Host/Executive Producer Jared Brody - Writer/Producer Chelsea Cook - Writer
An Islamic convert went on a terrorist rampage in Norway using a bow and a quiver-full of arrows to kill five and injure two others. In a country with strict gun control and unarmed police, how could this happen? What are some of the lessons learned from this situation? During our Duracoat Finished Firearm of the Week segment, Paul displays a gun that many people have referred to as “ugly”. How do we make ugly guns more pleasing to the eye? Paul, Jarrad, and Zachary all discuss current and upcoming projects to include the new “Real Men Wear Shorts” video series. The first episode is available for viewing by Grad Program members now. Thanks for being a part of SOTG! We hope you find value in the message we share. If you've got any questions, here are some options to contact us: • Send an Email • Send a Text • Call Us Enjoy the show! And remember…You're a Beginner Once, a Student For Life! TOPICS COVERED THIS EPISODE • Episode 01 of “Real Men Wear Shorts: Guns of the Rhodesian Bush Wars” is available NOW to Grad Program Members. - You can join the Grad Program Today: www.GetSOTG.com[0:09:46] DuraCoat Finished Firearms - DuraCoat University - TOPIC: VH Hi-Point• Huge thanks to our Partners:SDS Imports | Brownells | CrossBreed | Duracoat | Hi-Point Firearms • [0:29:53] Kongsberg: Five dead in Norway bow and arrow attack www.bbc.com FEATURING: BBC, Madison Rising, Jarrad Markel, Paul Markel, SOTG University PARTNERS: SDS Imports, Brownells Inc, CrossBreed Holsters, DuraCoat Firearm Finishes, Hi-Point Firearms FIND US ON: Full30, Parler, MeWe.com, iTunes, Stitcher, AppleTV, Roku, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, tumblr SOURCES From www.bbc.com/news: Four women and a man were killed and two others wounded when a man used a bow and arrow to attack them in Norway. Police first received word of an attack in the town of Kongsberg, south-west of the capital Oslo, at 18:12 local time (16:12 GMT). A Danish man aged 37 has been arrested and questioned for hours overnight. Police said they had previously been in contact with him over fears of radicalisation after he converted to Islam. The victims were all aged between 50 and 70, regional police chief Ole Bredrup Saeverud told reporters on Thursday morning. (Click Here for Full Article)
It's a Halloween edition of Danish and O'Neill! Remember, please check candy for razors, foreign objects, and other tom foolery! We start the show with a quick update on a topic from episode 318: Chuck Liddell's arrest. We set the record straight, as Chucky wasn't charged with anything. That leads us right into talking about Connie Mac making headlines again by allegedly assaulting an Italian DJ (one who lives in Italy, not some guy in Long Island or the Jersey Shore). Then, there's a SPOOKY update about friend of the show, John J. Little. Please, send peaceful non-ghost/non-dog attack vibes John's way during this trying time. And also thoughts and prayers to the poor maintenance man at his hotel, too! After that, it's the classic example of a lawyer trying a hilarious Halloween prank (that others didn't find very funny at all). After that, it's the mysterious case of a ninja, who causes chaos during a military training exercise. Can this man be stopped? What does he want? Do you know who he is? What about his family? These questions will make sense if you listen. If they don't, ask a listening buddy for help, and they'll explain it. Then, it's off to the Daddy Man's favorite place, Tik Tok, where a woman details a not-so-nice Halloween trick she was on the receiving end of. Speaking of tricks, another laaaaady, ran onto a football field of minors wearing nothing but a scarf. Hear her defense and see if you side with her. Who knows, maybe you'll be on the jury! You can never be too prepared. This somehow leads into a long riff-athon about what it would be like if Earl "the Daddyman" Skakel went to prison. We end with a quick Dog the "bounty hunter" (that should ALWAYS have to be in quotations...you know why!) update. This one will fit nicely in your pillowcase or plastic pumpkin full of candy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Hello! Libraries are about far more than borrowing books. We're exploring how libraries around the world serve their communities and are adapting to changing needs. Sociologist Eric Klinenberg explains why libraries help build social solidarity and should be a priority for government investment. Marie Østergård tells us about libraries in the Danish city of Aarhus, home of the world-renowned Dokk1. And Isobel Hunter from Library Connected gives us reasons to be cheerful from the UK, despite more than a decade of cuts.Plus poet Henry Normal on his new tour, The Escape Plan. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Today's show is a discussion and review of the 2021 Netflix original film The Guilty. The Guilty is a remake of a Danish film by the same name. The award winning Danish film co-written and directed by Gustav Moller in 2018 is virtually the same film aside from a few aesthetic liberties. Moller got the story premise from a YouTube clip featuring a 911 audio call from a woman claiming to be kidnapped while her kidnapper sat nearby. Another source of his inspiration was the Podcast “Serial” about a 1999 murder of a Maryland student. Moller admitted his imagination went wild listening to these sources and felt a feature film could capture the same power of suggestion. Along with co-writer Emil Nygaard Alberston, the two set out to do their research, which included observation in an actual 911 dispatch center. The film was an instant success and Moller received multiple requests for remake rights. In late 2018, Jake Gyllenhaal acquired the rights under his Nine Stories Productions studio. Working alongside Bold Films, they began principal photography in Los Angeles in late 2020 and wrapped 11 days later. The film was finally ready for release on June 23rd, 2021, but delayed due to the COVID pandemic. Join Kenny and Del for a full discussion and breakdown. The Brothers will dive into pre-production, film performance, writing, direction, acting, scenes, and more. We hope our discussion will not only entertain you, but will also spark your interest in this film. Thanks for listening and feel free to hit us up on any of our social media platforms! https://linktr.ee/BiAPodcastTheme song "Loli'ana" written and performed by award-winning musician Kamuela Kahoano. Listen to more of Kamuela's music on iTunes and https://kamuelamusic.com/. Also, "Loli'ana" performed live at The Ko'olau Banquet Hall can be seen here https://youtu.be/YDJ1NNJgEiA Thanks for listening! Don't forget our next bi-weekly Pod and keep an eye out for our specials, series, request line, and news episodes! And please subscribe and review!
Today we are taking the train to a wonderful little building… Actually scratch that… This place was once so crazy( no pun intended) that its nickname became a common word. The definition of the word is "A place or situation of chaotic uproar, and where confusion prevails. " The word is Bedlam. The place is Bethlehem Royal Hospital. The hospital is considered the first lunatic asylum. The word "bedlam" is derived from the hospital's nickname. Bedlam is a bastardization of the word bethlem, which in turn was a corruption of the name Bethlehem. Although the hospital became a modern psychiatric facility, historically it was representative of the worst excesses of asylums in the era of lunacy reform. We're gonna get into all that craziness tonight and see what kind of "Bedlam" actually went on there. Bethlem Royal Hospital's origins are unlike any other psychiatric hospital in the western world. As a formal organization, it can be traced to its foundation in 1247, during the reign of King Henry III, as a Roman Catholic Monastery for the Priory of the 'New Order of St Mary of Bethlem' in the city of London proper. It was established by the Italian Bishop of Bethlehem, Goffredo de Prefetti, following a donation of personal property by the London Alderman and former City-Sheriff, the Norman, Simon FitzMary. It bears its name after its primary patron and original overseer. The initial location of the priory was in the parish of Saint Botolph, in Bishopsgate's ward, just beyond London's wall and where the south-east corner of Liverpool Street station now stands. Bethlem was not initially intended as a hospital, much less as a specialist institution for the mentally ill. Rather, its purpose was tied to the function of the English Church; the ostensible purpose of the priory was to function as a centre for the collection of alms to support the Crusaders, and to link England to the Holy Land. Bishop De Prefetti's need to generate income for the Crusaders, and restore the financial fortunes of his apostolic see was occasioned by two misfortunes: his bishopric had suffered significant losses following the destructive conquest of the town of Bethlehem by the Khwarazmian Turks in 1244; and the immediate predecessor to his post had further impoverished his cathedral chapter through the alienation of a considerable amount of its property. The new London priory, obedient to the Church of Bethlehem, would also house the poor, disabled and abandoned; and, if visited, provide hospitality to the Bishop, canons and brothers of Bethlehem. The subordination of the priory's religious order to the bishops of Bethlehem was further underlined in the foundational charter which stipulated that Bethlems's prior, canons and male and female inmates were to wear a star upon their cloaks and capes to symbolize their obedience to the church of Bethlehem. During the 13th and 14th centuries, with its activities underwritten by episcopal and papal indulgences, Bethlem's role as a center for the collection of alms for the poor continued. However, over time, its link to the mendicant Order of Bethlehem increasingly devolved, putting its purpose and patronage in severe doubt. In 1346 the Prior of Bethlem, a position at that time granted to the most senior of London's monastic brethren, applied to the city authorities seeking protection; thereafter metropolitan office-holders claimed power to oversee the appointment of prios, and demanded in return an annual payment of 40 shillings from the coffers of the order. It is doubtful whether the City of London ever provided substantial protection, and much less that the priorship fell within their patronage, but dating from the 1346 petition, it played a role in the management of Bethlem's organization and finances. By this time the crusader bishops of Bethlehem had relocated to Clamecy, France under the surety of the Avignon papacy. This was significant as, throughout the reign of King Edward III (1327–77), the English monarchy had extended its patronage over ecclesiastical positions through the seizure of alien priories, mainly French. These were religious institutions that were under the control of non-English religious houses. As a dependent house of the Order of Saint Bethlehem in Clamecy, Bethlem was vulnerable to seizure by the English crown, and this occurred in the 1370s when Edward III took control of all English hospitals. The purpose of this appropriation was to prevent funds raised by the hospital from enriching the French monarchy, via the papal court, and thus supporting the French war effort. After this event, the Head Masters of the hospital, semi-autonomous figures in charge of its day-to-day management, were crown appointees, and Bethlem became an increasingly secularized institution. The memory of Bethlem's foundation became muddled. In 1381 the royal candidate for the post of master claimed that from its beginnings the hospital had been superintended by an order of knights, and he confused the identity of its founder, Goffredo de Prefetti, with that of the Frankish crusader, Godfrey de Bouillon, the King of Jerusalem. The removal of the last symbolic link to the mendicant order was confirmed in 1403 when it was reported that master and inmates no longer wore the symbol of their order, the star of Bethlehem. This was exclusively a political move on the part of the hospital administrators, as the insane were perceived as unclean or possessed by daemons, and not permitted to reside on consecrated soil. From 1330 Bethlehm was routinely referred to as a "hospital" does not necessarily indicate a change in its primary role from alms collection – the word hospital could as likely have been used to denote a lodging for travellers, equivalent to a hostel, and would have been a perfectly apt term to describe an institution acting as a centre and providing accommodation for Bethlem's peregrinating alms-seekers or questores. It is unknown from what exact date it began to specialise in the care and control of the insane. Despite this fact it has been frequently asserted that Bethlem was first used for the insane from 1377. This rather precise date is derived from the unsubstantiated conjecture of the Reverend Edward Geoffrey O'Donoghue, chaplain to the hospital, who published a monograph on its history in 1914. While it is possible that Bethlem was receiving the insane during the late fourteenth-century, the first definitive record of their presence in the hospital is provided from the details of a visitation of the Charity Commissioners in 1403. This recorded that amongst other patients then in the hospital there were six male inmates who were "mente capti", a Latin term indicating insanity. The report of the 1403 visitation also noted the presence of four pairs of manacles, eleven chains, six locks and two pairs of stocks although it is not clear if any or all of these items were for the restraint of the inmates. Thus, while mechanical restraint and solitary confinement are likely to have been used for those regarded as dangerous, little else is known of the actual treatment of the insane in Bethlem for much of the medieval period. The presence of a small number of insane patients in 1403 marks Bethlem's gradual transition from a diminutive general hospital into a specialist institution for the confinement of the insane; this process was largely completed by 1460. In 1546, the Lord-Mayor of London, Sir John Gresham, petitioned the crown to grant Bethlem to the city properly. This petition was partially successful, and King Henry VIII reluctantly ceded to the City of London "the custody, order and governance" of the hospital and of its "occupants and revenues". This charter came into effect in 1547. Under this formulation, the crown retained possession of the hospital, while its administration fell to the city authorities. Following a brief interval when Bethlem was placed under the management of the Governors of Christ's Hospital, from 1557 it was administered by the Governors of the city Bridewell, a prototype House of Correction at Blackfriars. Having been thus one of the few metropolitan hospitals to have survived the dissolution of the monasteries physically intact, this joint administration continued, not without interference by both the crown and city, until Bethlem's incorporation into the National Health Service (NHS) took place in 1948. In 1546, the Lord-Mayor of London, Sir John Gresham, petitioned the crown to grant Bethlem to the city properly. This petition was partially successful, and King Henry VIII reluctantly ceded to the City of London "the custody, order and governance" of the hospital and of its "occupants and revenues". This charter came into effect in 1547. Under this formulation, the crown retained possession of the hospital, while its administration fell to the city authorities. Following a brief interval when Bethlem was placed under the management of the Governors of Christ's Hospital, from 1557 it was administered by the Governors of the city Bridewell, a prototype House of Correction at Blackfriars. Having been thus one of the few metropolitan hospitals to have survived the dissolution of the monasteries physically intact, this joint administration continued, not without interference by both the crown and city, until Bethlem's incorporation into the National Health Service (NHS) took place in 1948. The position of master was a sinecure largely regarded by its occupants as means of profiting at the expense of the poor in their charge. The appointment of the early masters of the hospital, later known as keepers, had lain within the patronage of the crown until 1547. Thereafter, the city, through the Court of Aldermen, took control of these appointments where, as with the King's appointees, the office was used to reward loyal servants and friends. However, compared to the masters placed by the monarch, those who gained the position through the city were of much more modest status. Thus in 1561, the Lord Mayor succeeded in having his former porter, Richard Munnes, a draper by trade, appointed to the position. The sole qualifications of his successor in 1565 appears to have been his occupation as a grocer. The Bridewell Governors largely interpreted the role of keeper as that of a house-manager and this is clearly reflected in the occupations of most appointees during this period as they tended to be inn-keepers, victualers or brewers and the like. When patients were sent to Bethlem by the Governors of the Bridewell the keeper was paid from hospital funds. For the remainder, keepers were paid either by the families and friends of inmates or by the parish authorities. It is possible that keepers negotiated their fees for these latter categories of patients. In 1598 the long-term keeper, Roland Sleford, a London cloth-maker, left his post, apparently of his own volition, after a nineteen-year tenure. Two months later, the Bridewell Governors, who had until then shown little interest in the management of Bethlem beyond the appointment of keepers, conducted an inspection of the hospital and a census of its inhabitants for the first time in over forty years. Their express purpose was to "to view and p[er]use the defaultes and want of rep[ar]ac[i]ons". They found that during the period of Sleford's keepership the hospital buildings had fallen into a deplorable condition with the roof caving in, the kitchen sink blocked up and reported that: "...it is not fitt for anye man to dwell in wch was left by the Keeper for that it is so loathsomly filthely kept not fitt for anye man to come into the sayd howse". The 1598 committee of inspection found twenty-one inmates then resident with only two of these having been admitted during the previous twelve months. Of the remainder, six, at least, had been resident for a minimum of eight years and one inmate had been there for around twenty-five years. Three were from outside London, six were charitable cases paid for out of the hospital's resources, one was supported by a parochial authority, while the rest were provided for by family, friends, benefactors or, in one instance, out of their funds. The precise reason for the Governors' new-found interest in Bethlem is unknown but it may have been connected to the increased scrutiny the hospital was coming under with the passing of poor law legislation in 1598 and to the decision by the Governors to increase hospital revenues by opening it up to general visitors as a spectacle. After this inspection, the Bridewell Governors initiated some repairs and visited the hospital at more frequent intervals. During one such visit in 1607 they ordered the purchase of clothing and eating vessels for the inmates, presumably indicating the lack of such basic items. The year 1634 is typically interpreted as denoting the divide between the mediaeval and early modern administration of Bethlem. Although Bethlem had been enlarged by 1667 to accommodate 59 patients, the Court of Governors of Bethlem and Bridewell observed at the start of 1674 that "the Hospital House of Bethlem is very olde, weake & ruinous and to[o] small and straight for keeping the greater numb[e]r of lunaticks therein att p[re]sent". With the increasing demand for admission and the inadequate and dilapidated state of the building it was decided to rebuild the hospital in Moorfields, just north of the city proper and one of the largest open spaces in London. The architect chosen for the new hospital, which was built rapidly and at great expense between 1675 and 1676, was the natural philosopher and City Surveyor Robert Hooke. He constructed an edifice that was monumental in scale at over 500 feet (150 m) wide and some 40 feet (12 m) deep. The surrounding walls were some 680 feet (210 m) long and 70 feet (21 m) deep while the south face at the rear was effectively screened by a 714-foot (218 m) stretch of London's ancient wall projecting westward from nearby Moorgate. At the rear and containing the courtyards where patients exercised and took the air, the walls rose to 14 feet (4.3 m) high. The front walls were only 8 feet (2.4 m) high but this was deemed sufficient as it was determined that "Lunatikes... are not to [be] permitted to walk in the yard to be situate[d] betweene the said intended new Building and the Wall aforesaid." It was also hoped that by keeping these walls relatively low the splendour of the new building would not be overly obscured. This concern to maximise the building's visibility led to the addition of six gated openings 10 feet (3.0 m) wide which punctuated the front wall at regular intervals, enabling views of the facade. Functioning as both advertisement and warning of what lay within, the stone pillars enclosing the entrance gates were capped by the figures of "Melancholy" and "Raving Madness" carved in Portland stone by the Danish-born sculptor Caius Gabriel Cibber. At the instigation of the Bridewell Governors and to make a grander architectural statement of "charitable munificence", the hospital was designed as a single- rather than double-pile building, accommodating initially 120 patients. Having cells and chambers on only one side of the building facilitated the dimensions of the great galleries, essentially long and capacious corridors, 13 feet (4.0 m) high and 16 feet (4.9 m) wide, which ran the length of both floors to a total span of 1,179 feet (359 m). Such was their scale that Roger L'Estrange remarked in a 1676 text eulogising the new Bethlem that their "Vast Length ... wearies the travelling eyes' of Strangers". The galleries were constructed more for public display than for the care of patients as, at least initially, inmates were prohibited from them lest "such persons that come to see the said Lunatickes may goe in Danger of their Lives" The architectural design of the new Bethlem was primarily intended to project an image of the hospital and its governors consonant with contemporary notions of charity and benevolence. By the end of the 18th century the hospital was in severe disrepair. At this point it was rebuilt again on another site. As the new facility was being built attempts were made to rehouse patients at local hospitals and admissions to Bethlem, sections of which were deemed uninhabitable, were significantly curtailed such that the patient population fell from 266 in 1800 to 119 in 1814. The Governors engaged in protracted negotiations with the City for another municipally owned location at St. George's Fields in Southwark, south of the Thames. The deal was concluded in 1810 and provided the Governors with a 12 acres site in a swamp-like, impoverished, highly populated, and industrialised area where the Dog and Duck tavern and St George's Spa had been. A competition was held to design the new hospital at Southwark in which the noted Bethlem patient James Tilly Matthews was an unsuccessful entrant. Completed after three years in 1815, it was constructed during the first wave of county asylum building in England under the County Asylum Act ("Wynn's Act") of 1808. Female patients occupied the west wing and males the east, the cells were located off galleries that traversed each wing. Each gallery contained only one toilet, a sink and cold baths. Incontinent patients were kept on beds of straw in cells in the basement gallery; this space also contained rooms with fireplaces for attendants. A wing for the criminally insane – a legal category newly minted in the wake of the trial of a delusional James Hadfield for attempted regicide – was completed in 1816. Problems with the building were soon noted as the steam heating did not function properly, the basement galleries were damp and the windows of the upper storeys were unglazed "so that the sleeping cells were either exposed to the full blast of cold air or were completely darkened". Faced with increased admissions and overcrowding, new buildings, designed by the architect Sydney Smirke, were added from the 1830s. The wing for criminal lunatics was increased to accommodate a further 30 men while additions to the east and west wings, extending the building's facade, provided space for an additional 166 inmates and a dome was added to the hospital chapel. At the end of this period of expansion Bethlem had a capacity for 364 patients. In 1930, the hospital moved to the suburbs of Croydon, on the site of Monks Orchard House between Eden Park, Beckenham, West Wickham and Shirley. The old hospital and its grounds were bought by Lord Rothermere and presented to the London County Council for use as a park; the central part of the building was retained and became home to the Imperial War Museum in 1936. The hospital was absorbed into the National Health Service in 1948. 1997 the hospital started planning celebrations of its 750th anniversary. The service user's perspective was not to be included, however, and members of the psychiatric survivors movement saw nothing to celebrate in either the original Bedlam or in the current practices of mental health professionals towards those in Mneed of care. A campaign called "Reclaim Bedlam" was launched by Pete Shaughnessy, supported by hundreds of patients and ex-patients and widely reported in the media. A sit-in was held outside the earlier Bedlam site at the Imperial War Museum. The historian Roy Porter called the Bethlem Hospital "a symbol for man's inhumanity to man, for callousness and cruelty." The hospital continues to operate to this day in this location. Ok so with that history out of the way let's drive into what really transpired to give this hospital it reputation and that drove Bedlam to strain it's current meaning in our lexicon. Early on Sanitation was poor and the patients were malnourished. Most of the patients were able to move about freely, but those who were considered dangerous were kept chained to the walls. Patients' families often dumped unwell family members in the asylum and disowned them. We've discussed other asylums and things dealing with them so we won't get into the fact that most of the patients were horribly misdiagnosed due to little to no understanding of mental health until relatively recently. Some of the treatments used ranged from barbaric and esoteric to just plain crazy. One of those crazy ass ones was called rotational therapy. Charles Darwin's grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, began using “rotational therapy”, which involved spinning a patient around and around on a chair or swing for up to an hour. They would sometimes be spun over 100 times per minute. Obviously this would create issues for the patient. Many would get sick and vomit. Most would become very upset and distraught while becoming severely disoriented. The vomiting was seen as a good thing and progress in the treatment. Doctor Joseph Mason Cox was a doctor who actually picked up this type of treatment later on. The time spent spinning, and the speed of the spin, were to be determined by the good doctor. Considering the fact that the common side effect was fear, extreme pallor, vomiting, and voiding the bowels and bladder, the doctor evidently commonly overdid it. Of course he didn't think so at the time. He wrote happily that, “after a few circumvolutions, I have witnessed the soothing lulling effects, when the mind has become tranquillized and the body quiescent.” It's true that after being spun until fluid leaves the body via every available orifice, most people have had the fight taken out of them and are ready for a nap. There is one positive side effect of this kind of rampant torture of the insane. Scientists started noticing that vertigo has visual effects, and used the chairs to study them. These rotating chairs mark the beginning of a lot of visual and mental experiments done on perception. The early 1800s were a particularly grim time, and many patients were chained to the walls naked or almost naked, as the medical director felt that it was necessary to break each person's will. Some of the more barbaric and esoteric treatments included bloodletting, leeches and good old fashioned starvation and beatings. Ice baths would often be used to try and calm down hysterical patients. At the time, bloodletting was believed to be a completely acceptable and normal way to cure a patient of a variety of mental and physical ailments. Doctors thought that they could literally bleed a sickness out of a patient, which not only doesn't work, it extra-double doesn't work on mental illnesses. Many of the patients were forced to undergo treatment with leeches and the induction of blisters, which mostly just sounds unpleasant, but it often proved fatal. Reportedly, the physicians at the time at least understood that everyone needs blood, so only patients who were deemed strong enough to undergo treatment were allowed to have this "cure." Here's another fun one. A doctor named William Black wrote that patients were placed in straitjackets and given laxatives, which was seen at Bethlem as one of the "principal remedies." Hearing voices? Some explosive diarrhea oughta clear that up. Seizures? One diarrhea for you. Diarrhea for everyone! We all know the best thing for someone who may not be in their right mind is to be left alone… in the dark… for long periods of time… Like really long periods of time. Well we may know that's probably NOT the best, but Bedlam never got the message. Some patients were left alone in solitary for days, weeks, even months at a time. Seems very counterproductive. One of the worst ones was the example of the inhumane conditions was that of James Norris. Norris, an American Marine, had been sent to Bethlem on the 1st of February 1800. Her was kept in Bethlem's “incurable wing,” Norris' arms were pinned to his sides by iron bars. He was also kept chained to the wall by his neck. This fifty-five-year-old man had been continuously kept in this position for “more than twelve years.” The apathy of families abandoning their relatives to a hellish existence in Bethlem led to a new form of exploitation. From the 1700s to the 1800s, there was a marked increase in the dissection of bodies to learn more about human anatomy. In the 1790s, Bethlem's chief surgeon was Bryan Crowther, a man who saw opportunity in the search for corpses to study. Crowther would dissect Bethlem's dead patients in the name of medical science, believing that he would be able to find a difference in the brains of his mentally ill patients, compared to “normal” people. Of course, he did these operations without any kind of consent or legal right. One of the best ways to sum up the reasoning behind this torture is to let you know from the man who was behind the worst of it. John Haslam was one of the most sinister figures in the history of Bethlem, and it was while he was the head of management that the institution sunk to a new low in depravity. While Bryan Crowther was conducting illegal dissections as chief surgeon, Haslam used various tortures against the patients. He was adamant that the first step to curing the patients was breaking their wills first. So ya… They figured fuck em… Break their will and they'll be fine… Wow. Oftentimes patients would lack even basic amenities for living. That includes proper clothing and food. To make things even worse for the patients, from approximately the early 1600s until 1770, the public was able to go for a wander through Bedlam. Money was collected as entrance fees, and it was hoped that seeing the crazy people would make people feel sufficiently compassionate that they would donate funds to the hospital. Another reason for this is that they hoped it would attract the families of these patients and that they would bring those patients food and clothing and other things they needed so the hospital would not have to provide them. Oh if that's not bad enough, how about the mass graves. Modern-day construction of the London Underground unearthed mass graves on the grounds of Bethlem, created specifically to get rid of the corpses of those who didn't survive the hospital's care. Discovered in 2013, the mass graves dating back to 1569, and there are somewhere close to 20,000 people buried in them. Amazingly, authorities have managed to identify some of the deceased, but many others will likely never get a face and name. Anything about any of these areas being haunted? Yup we got that too. Although the first few sites have long been transformed into other things, the girls that happened there could have left tons of negative juju. We found this cool story. "The Liverpool Street Underground Station was opened in February of 1874 on the site of the original Bedlem Hospital. Former patients haunt this busy section of the London Underground. One compelling sighting happened in the summer of 2000. A Line Controller spotted something strange on the CCTV camera that he was monitoring that showed the Liverpool Station. It was 2:00 am in the morning and the station was closed for the night. This witness saw a figure wearing white overalls in an eastbound tunnel. He became concerned since he knew no contractors worked the station this late at night. He called his Station Supervisor to report what he was seeing on the screen. The Supervisor went to investigate. The Line Controller watched as his Supervisor stood nearby the mysterious figure. So he was confused when his Supervisor called to say he had not seen any figure. The Line Controller told his boss that the figure had stood so close to him that he could have reached out and touched it. Hearing this the Supervisor continued to search for the figure. Again the Line Controller saw the figure walk right passed his boss on his screen, but again his boss did not see the figure. The Supervisor finally giving up went to leave the station but as he did so he spotted white overalls placed on a bench that he had passed before. He stated that they could not have been placed there without him seeing who did it. Even before the Liverpool Station was built the area where the hospital stood was considered haunted. Between 1750 and 1812 many witnesses reported hearing a female voice crying and screaming. It is believed that this is a former patient from Bedlam. Rebecca Griffins was buried in the area. While alive she always frantically clutched a coin in her hand. Witnesses state they hear her asking where her ha' penny is." Fun stuff! The following comes from the old building that was turned into the imperial war museum. It is said that to this day the spectres of those who suffered in Bedlam still roam the hallways and rattle their chains in remembered anguish. During the Second World War, a detachment of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force was stationed inside the Imperial War Museum with barrage balloons. Much of the museum has parts that date back to Bedlam and it isn't hard to imagine them as cells full of the damned inmates. Many of the young girls who were garrisoned inside had never heard of the buildings sordid past, so had no reason to fear it. Yet soon complaints began to flood in as during the night many found they couldn't sleep, kept up by strange moaning and the rattling of chains. The long passed inmates of Bedlam made their displeasure well known. Eventually the complaints became so bad the entire detachment had to be rehoused nearby. Possibly the most famous ghost of Bedlam is the sad spectre of poor Rebecca. At a merchant's house by London Bridge lived a lovely young girl by the name of Rebecca. She fell head over heels in love with a handsome young Indian man who had come to lodge with the family. So besotted was she that when he packed up his bags to return to India she was shocked that he hadn't loved her quite nearly as much as she'd loved him. She helped him to pack his things, hoping all the while that he would change his mind and agree to stay. But all she received was a gold sovereign that he slipped into her hand before leaving forever. The grief of her spurning was too much for her mind to handle and she snapped, soon being admitted to Bedlam Hospital. The golden sovereign he had given her was gripped firmly in her fist for the remainder of her short life, the final token from her lost love, never to be given up. When she finally wasted away into death it didn't go unnoticed by one of the guards who prised the coin from her hand and then buried her without her most prized possession. It was after that the guards, inmates and visitors all began to report a strange sight indeed. A wan and ghostly figure began to roam the halls of Bedlam, searching for her lost love token, her spirit refusing to be put to rest until she had it back in her hand. It is said that she still wanders the halls to this day, looking for that stolen coin to make her whole once more. Well… There you have it, the history and craziness of Bedlam Asylum! British horror movies https://screenrant.com/best-british-horror-movies/ BECOME A P.O.O.P.R.!! http://www.patreon.com/themidnighttrainpodcast Find The Midnight Train Podcast: www.themidnighttrainpodcast.com www.facebook.com/themidnighttrainpodcast www.twitter.com/themidnighttrainpc www.instagram.com/themidnighttrainpodcast www.discord.com/themidnighttrainpodcast www.tiktok.com/themidnighttrainp And wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Subscribe to our official YouTube channel: OUR YOUTUBE Support our sponsors www.themidnighttraintrainpodcast.com/sponsors The Charley Project www.charleyproject.org
Season 6, Episode 4. In the Travel Germany series, different places across Germany are featured in interviews with expats who relocated there. Today, we learn about Kiel! Jordan Wagner takes us all the way up north near the Danish border to the city of Kiel, a harbor city that is a paradise for boat lovers. Jordan used to think she could never love anywhere like she loves southern Germany, but Kiel converted her to love the north even more. She let's us in on the things that made her fall in love with it. Not only are there great beaches and events to explore in Kiel itself - it's also a great jumping off point for so many day trips, like to Hamburg, Sylt, or even Denmark! To listen to all the episodes in the Travel Germany series, click here. This episode is sponsored by Lingoda. Read more about their upcoming sprint on the sprint with the code EXPATCAST2 for 20€ off! FIND JORDAN On Instagram @jordanbwagner Her travel blog Wayfaring with Wagner Her blog about northern Germany Hamburg and Beyond THE DATING ABROADCAST Listen to my other podcast where my friend Aspen and I date GerMEN so you don't have to! Subscribe on Spotify On Instagram @TheDatingAbroadcast REVIEW On Apple Podcasts On Podchaser On my website CONNECT theexpatcast.com Instagram @theexpatcast Twitter @theexpatcast
We don't normally talk about babies or children on the podcast. But what happens when things get interesting? When you get to 37 and your single, and being a mother is the only thing you've ever really wanted to be? Our guest this week is Liv Thorne who made the increasingly popular and brave decision to go it alone. She bought some Danish sperm and off she went. Simple? Not really. Liv has charted her journey to motherhood in her brilliant book, Liv's Alone. We talk everything you've always wanted to know about solo parenting but were afraid to ask… P.S. This week's podcast is bravely sponsored by carbon neutral jewellery sensation @AnaLuisa. Go to https://shop.analuisa.com/absolutelyfine and use the code ABSOLUTELYFINE for a 10% discount. It doesn't cost the earth… or the planet. #analuisany Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to Scatterbrain Podcast: Vlad! In honor of one of the many Vlads that we love. No, not Putin ( sexy bitch that he is ), but The Impaler himself! He always STUCK it to his enemies. I would STAKE my life that this is great episode. I think you WOOD agree after sticking it through to the end. Ok, I'll stop. Halloween special number 2 of 4 for our favorite time of the year! The air is getting colder, the Moon is full and bright, and frankly my deep pockets are currently filled with pecans! Long story. Thanks to all who listen, and to those who won't: burn in hell! This is a fun and interesting podcast! WTF? Seriously, we really do appreciate your loyalty and time. Available on Spotify, Apple, Google, Instagram, Twitter, Pocket-Cast, iHeartRadio, Stone Tablets, Ancient Dead Sea Scrolls, insideyourmomspanties.com, or wherever you would just look if you weren't so damn lazy! It's music, comedy, and interestingly weird topics! What's not to love? First we banter a touch. Then we review the new EP "Upgrade" from Danish thrashers Demolizer. Then we put the bloody cherry on top and talk about the Wallachian Voivode, Vlad The Impaler. Also known as Vlad Dracula. His full name was simply: Vlad III, and he is a national hero of Romania to this day. Was he really so bad? Was he really the inspiration for Bram Stoker's "Dracula"? Does Ian really store shelled nuts in his pant pockets? Listen to find out! Scatterbrain Podcast with Ian and Dan: Subscribe, listen, follow, and share! Twitter - @ScatterbrainPod and Instagram - @ScatterbrainPodSD. (c) 2021 - SBPCSD
Uma recepção calorosa from Rio de Janeiro My first Sunday morning in Rio gave me the quintessential Brazilian experience: chilling on a packed Copacabana beach listening to traditional samba music performed by a group of local friends sitting around a breakfast table. It didn't seem like these people were an organised band, and they weren't doing it to make money from tips. I just got the feeling that they were doing it for the love of samba. How can you not have a smile on your face when you find yourself experiencing this beauty on the world's most iconic beach only a few minutes' walk from where you stay? What a city! The night before, I also got to hear some Brazilian samba. I teamed up with a friend of mine, Shannon from Los Angeles, and asked some locals where we could find a unique samba experience. SATURDAY NIGHT SAMBA We were given insiders information on where to find a tiny samba bar known only to locals. When we arrived, we couldn't believe just how authentic this place was. It was a small bar – kinda like a bodega. The band was not on a stage; they were just sitting around a table with their instruments and drinks. The place was packed, and we were standing around their table in a circle. It was a truly unique experience. After the band put down their instruments in favour of their drinks, we stepped outside onto the street and walked a bit until we came across another very local place where they had a karaoke night. It didn't have any windows, so people walking by could hear the not-so-great 'singers' attempting their versions of famous songs. Shannon's face lit up, and with a big smile, she said, "Hey Palle, let's go in and get a drink". The thing is, Shannon "Sangin' Diva" Pearson is a professional singer. She began her professional career at the age of 15, doing studio work around Los Angeles. Over the years, she's had the privilege of sharing the stage as a backing singer for artists like Natalie Cole, George Duke, Stanley Clark, Al Jarreau, Patti Labelle, Chaka Khan, Evelyn Champagne King, Sean "P-diddy" Combs, Kelis, Leona Lewis, Katy Perry, and many others. She's also appeared on TV shows like Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Kimmel, America's Got Talent, and even How I Met Your Mother. As a solo artist, she's performed all over the world as Sangindiva Shannon. And now this singing diva was about to have her Brazilian debut in a not-so-fancy little karaoke bar in Rio de Janeiro. The people in there had no idea what was about to happen. Shannon was almost jumping in her seat and smiled like a kid in a candy store when she was flipping through the song folder to pick a song. She then went up to the lady controlling the show and pointed at a song. When it was her turn, we all sensed that this was a professional from the second she was handed the microphone. She connected instantly with the sleepy people in the room with her presence. She then belted out a loud "Hello from Los Angeles California!". And then the music started: Whitney Houston's I Wanna Dance with Somebody. Unlike other karaoke singers, she was not looking at the screen for the lyrics. She was looking at the audience, dancing and spinning around. The people on the street stopped and looked in awe of what was going on. It was like they were looking and thinking, "Wait a minute, didn't Whitney pass away a long time ago?". We ended up staying there for hours, and Shannon kept going back on stage again and again… Check out Shannon's outstanding performance below. https://youtu.be/nZnWVsxriJE ESCADARIA SELARÓN OR SELARÓN STEPS The following day, I met up with Shannon on Copacabana beach, and we were both still high on the musical experience from the night before. We strolled along the beachside, taking in the sights and sounds of this splendid place. We then slowly headed to the next beach over, Ipanema. We found ourselves at the 'hippy market', a lovely little flea market kitted out with artsy items such as musical instruments, brightly coloured shirts, hats, and curiosities. We then headed up to Escadaria Selarón, also known as the Selarón Steps – a world-famous steps attraction in Rio de Janeiro and the work of Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón who claimed it as his "tribute to the Brazilian people". In 1990, Selarón began renovating the steps that ran along the front of his house. At first, neighbours mocked him for his choice of colours as he covered the steps in fragments of blue, green and yellow tiles – the colours of the Brazilian flag. It started as a side-project to his main passion, painting, but it soon became an obsession. He was constantly running out of money for the project, so he sold paintings to fund his work. It was long and exhausting work, but he continued on and eventually covered the entire set of steps in tiles, ceramics and mirrors. There are 215 steps, measuring 125 metres long, covered in more than 2000 tiles collected from over 60 countries around the world. It is considered an iconic tourist attraction of Rio de Janeiro, with travellers from across the globe visiting it every day. The steps have been featured in many famous magazines, newspapers, travel shows, documentaries, commercials, and music videos. National Geographic Channel, American Express, Coca-Cola, Kellogg's Corn Flakes, Time and Playboy are just some of the media outlets that have featured the iconic steps. The steps have also been featured in many music videos, such as Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Williams' Beautiful. Snoop and Pharrell are not here today, but halfway up the steps, we met a young local couple with hip-hop names: Biggie and Dou. They were relaxing at a pop-up bar that was selling the iconic Brazilian drink, Caipirinha. "There are so many amazing things to experience when living in Rio. Us locals are very warm and inviting. The stories are true: we listen to samba and dance every day of our lives. Plus, we give the best warm hugs." I sampled a Brazilian hug from Dou, and they weren't wrong. When I asked about the crime aspect of the city, they said that it is like any city in the world: as locals, there are certain places to avoid at night. Using common sense, they said, is key. Shannon and I ended up having quite a few Caipirinhas. It was a fun weekend with a friend I met on Nomad Cruise 7: a two-week "floating conference at sea" from Spain to Brazil. NOMAD CRUISE I hopped on a cruise ship in Spain with 500 other digital nomads and aspiring entrepreneurs from 42 countries for a two-week networking conference across the Atlantic. I met up with old friends from previous Nomad Cruises and made new friends along the way. On Nomad Cruise 7, I met Tarek Kholoussy, founder of Nomads Giving Back, who has a corporate background in Wall Street. He was working for Goldman Sachs when he decided to get out of the rat race and become a digital nomad. On the cruise, Tarek gave a talk about his journey and goals: one of which was to create a social enterprise. At the end of his talk, he publicly announced the launch of Nomads Giving Back. A few days after we set foot on land, I pulled Tarek aside in a café in Porto de Galinhas on the east coast of Brazil for a chat. This was before I arrived in Rio. DITCHING CORPORATE FOR SOCIAL Tarek told me he always had a passion for social causes thanks to his entrepreneurial heart, but his background had always been corporate. He joined Nomad Cruise to pitch his Nomads Giving Back concept to the nomad community: to inspire nomads and travellers to give back to the communities they visit. From his inspiring talk, he was met with overwhelming support from the nomad community, including the founder of Nomad Cruise, Johannes Voelkner, who suggested they collaborate. "Every digital nomad realises just how amazing our lives are having the opportunity to travel the world and experience things many will never the chance to. And it becomes more meaningful when we are able to engage with local communities we travel to uplift and help develop. The aim is to make this global world feel like a close-knit community helping each other along the way." BACK IN RIO WITH NOMADS GIVING BACK Jumping back to the present in Rio, I met up again with Tarek who found the first project here for Nomads Giving Back. They teamed up with the philanthropic organisation/school Solar Meninos de Luz situated in a favela close to Copacabana. Tarek tells me that the idea for this first NGB-program is inspired by the power of the Nomad Cruise conference, where attendees learn how to improve their digital marketing skills (among many other things). Tarek and the Nomads Giving Back team decided to use some of the funds collected at the fundraising dinner on the ship to create a digital skills program for students who would not otherwise have access to it. Many digital nomads earn their income from digital skills, and Tarek and the team sought to pay it forward by channelling donations to advance digital skill learning among disadvantaged youth here in Rio de Janeiro. Tarek and I caught up again to talk more about the new project. We both realised how fortunate we are to live a nomadic lifestyle and how much we have always wanted to give back to the communities we visit. "Digital nomads are mostly entrepreneurs working light without the backing of large corporations, so we don't have deep pockets. But there are so many other ways we can give back that doesn't require loads of money. Being a nomad is about freedom of choice, and part of that is defining what is important to you. For instance, in one night at the charity dinner on Nomad Cruise 7, we raised thousands of Euros." "Over and above, nomads are volunteering to help with their skills and talents: like the website and branding and business development. This shows the power of the nomad community and the power connecting through the same principles and values." Solar Meninos de Luz has spent nearly 40 years serving their local community. We were given a tour by Manu, a former student of the school and the perfect ambassador for the program. In fact, she came here when she was only three months old. "We have been here for 27 years doing a great job at educating the local community, with a holistic approach. We have 420 students, 115 volunteers, and 113 employees working in the school. We also provide over 1,200 meals every day as students arrive at 7am and leave at 6pm, so we provide 3 meals to each student every day. It is a lot of hard work but we love what we do here." Manu tells us that the school relies on public and private funds and donations to keep the facilities running. We walked around the school and met some of the students. We were then treated to a nativity themed music and dance performance by the students. It was really great and so lovely to see the kids singing and dancing. Then an adult choir came onto the stage and gave an incredible performance. MORE ABOUT SOLAR MENINOS DE LUZ In walking distance from Solar Meninos de Luz is the Copacabana Palace, one of Brazil's biggest and most luxurious hotels. It was the location of a fundraising event I was attending for the project. The luxury of the place is quite the contrast to the favela up the road. But that is both the charm and complexity of this historical city. Solar Meninos de Luz is a philanthropic organisation that promotes education, sports, arts and culture, basic healthcare, and professional training support. It was founded 34 years ago and have assisted over 5,000 locals. Famous Brazilian author Paolo Cohelo who wrote The Alchemist (1988) and The Pilgrimage (1987), among many others, is a major long-time sponsor of the school. He donated his villa, which is now part of the campus and serves as the library. After months of planning, the Digital Skills Program officially launched a few months later. Nomads Giving Back were able to teach things like content marketing, SEO, and Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn Marketing. The 14 students learned how to think strategically, generate their leads, promote their personal brand, effectively use each social media platform, and much more. Upon completion, they were able to implement what they learned to start and grow their own business or better prepare themselves for job opportunities. MIT MASTERCARD BLEV KOPIERET Out of nowhere, I received a call from my bank back in Denmark informing me of suspicious activity on my Mastercard. Apparently, some dick in the USA tried to draw $400 from my account. So, my Mastercard was blocked for security purposes, but thankfully your dapper Danish vagabond travels with a spare Visa, so my samba-licious adventures could continue. I later found out that my card was copied by someone moving close to me with some kind of electronic device that copied all the info of the wireless function on my card. Maybe it happened at the market on Sunday, where I was close to a lot of people. Since then, I've gotten a new wallet where my cards are protected in a metal case. SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN Sugarloaf Mountain is one of Rio's most iconic attractions. It is a beautiful peak that rises 396 meters high and presents a bird's eye view of Rio de Janeiro from the mouth of Guanabara Bay. The cable car trip up is a sensation, and the panoramic views from the peak are absolutely breath-taking. The original cable car was built in 1912 and then rebuilt in the '70s and again in 2008. I planned to meet up with a few digital nomads for a hike on one of the hills. Then, we planned to catch the cable car to Sugarloaf Mountain to enjoy the sunset. We made it to the summit just in time to watch the sunset. And boy, was the hike worth it. And as the sun was setting with a stunning view of Rio de Janeiro, it's also time to let the sun go down on this episode. My name is Palle Bo, and I gotta keep moving. See ya. FLASHBACK EPISODES WITH TAREK You should also go back to the archive and listen to the two episodes I recorded with Tarek to learn more about his story. It's genuinely fascinating. SUPPORT SOLAR MENINOS DE LUZ If you would like to help support the continuous education and development of the youth in Rio de Janeiro, visit their website to find out more. SUPPORT NOMADS GIVING BACK Join the community of nomads giving back by visiting their website to find out how you start your giving back journey today. COVID-19 TRAVEL and TOURISM RULES FOR BRAZIL (OCT 2021) This episode was recorded when Brazil was open for travel. For the latest COVID-19 travel restrictions and tourist regulations, please visit the Brazilian government's official website. Make sure Brazil is open for tourism before booking your trip.
Martin Justesen is a published chess author from Denmark. Martin's books are aimed for adult improvers like him, across all levels. He recently adapted Jose Raul Capablanca's classic "Chess Fundamentals" into algebraic notation so that newer players would be able to tap into his vast knowledge. He's also written books on blindfold endgame calculation, "headachingly hard" mate-in-two puzzles, and even an opening journal for recording OTB ideas in openings. Because Martin is Danish, we also talked a bit about Danish chess and this episode has made me really hyped to try out OTB chess in Denmark. I want to thank Martin for coming onto the show this week and for tolerating me butchering Danish pronunciations!Some highlights from this week's episode:Martin talks a bit about what he's currently doing in chess -- playing in a weekly tournament, possibly playing some league chess, and taking lessonsWhy did Martin decide to start writing chess books? Logistical difficulties with publishing his most recent bookWill we ever see Martin's books adapted to a digital format (i.e. Chessable)?Danish chess -- Nimzowitch, Larsen, Nielsen, and a big question -- will Martin and I play OTB chess against each other in Copenhagen?How do Danes feel about their fellow Scandinavian, Magnus Carlsen?Danish chess cultureAnother edition of Aimchess Instant Insights!64: A Chess Podcast is sponsored by Aimchess. Use code "DAVID30" to get 30% off your first month with Aimchess.Join my Patreon!Thanks again to Martin Justesen for coming onto the show. Follow Martin on Twitter here, and subscribe to his newsletter here. Also, the "tank video" he mentioned can be found at this link.Follow the podcast on Twitter: @64PodcastFollow David Vizgan (the host) on Twitter: @davidvizgan
When we talk about Diversity Are you thinking individual differences or group differences? You want to say both but what's been your focus? Get your pen and paper ready because we're talking about Diversity in terms of Individual differences and Group Differences In today's show we discuss several things including: An unexpected Danish influence on … Is Your Diversity Approach About Individual or Group Differences? Read More » The post Is Your Diversity Approach About Individual or Group Differences? appeared first on Element of Inclusion.
Denmark has a thriving second-hand economy, in part because people generally don't look down on second-hand goods here. The Danes are practical people – why should something be thrown out when it can be used again? And their passion for sustainability means it's cool to reuse something that already exists instead of manufacturing something new. There is a network of “genbrug” (recycling) stations all over all over the country, where people can leave stuff they don't want and other people can take it for free. And there's a thriving market for second-hand furniture in the classic Danish design style.
Today my guest J. Aaron Simmons joins me to discuss Danish philosopher and theologian, Soren Kierkegaard. Dr. Simmons is an author, Professor of Philosophy at Furman University, and the current president of the Soren Kierkegaard Society (USA). Aaron says “Faith is risk with a direction” and summarizes Kierkegaard with a current application: “You're human, don't forget that, and God sees that as a good thing”. As most listeners know, Kierkegaard has been a significant figure for me personally. Tripp & Aaron's class: http://iheartkierkegaard.com Aaron's Papers “Religious but not Spiritual”: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1444/12/6/433/xml “Militant Liturgies: Practicing Christianity with Kierkegaard, Bonhoeffer, and Weil”: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1444/12/5/340/htm Aaron's TedX Talk “The Failure of Success”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4beiEp-xZ4 Aaron's Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtktPVW5IrLx0772vl8znWQ Pollution and the Death of Man: https://www.amazon.com/Pollution-Death-Man-Francis-Schaeffer/dp/143351947X Embracing Prodigals: https://www.amazon.com/Embracing-Prodigals-Overcoming-Authoritative-Embodying/dp/1725264064/ref=sr_1_1?crid=16GX7ZVUIUPOC&dchild=1&keywords=embracing+prodigals&qid=1634500712&s=books&sprefix=embracing+pro%2Cstripbooks%2C180&sr=1-1 David Foster Wallace, “This is Water”; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CrOL-ydFMI Authoritative vs. Nurturant Episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/you-have-permission/id1448000113?i=1000525427433 Bible Truths Episode (with Heather Griffin): https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/you-have-permission/id1448000113?i=1000526264766 Dan's new music project Havana Swim Club on Spotify: open.spotify.com/artist/6CzaYsf8R…687fd1c987ee466e Havana Swim Club on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCkhsQydzvcAHT2d70dWZvjA Album Spotify pre-save: distrokid.com/hyperfollow/havana…b/havana-swim-club Follow Dan on IG: www.instagram.com/dancoke/ Or Twitter: twitter.com/DanKoch Faith deconstruction resources: https://www.soyouredeconstructing.com/ Edited by Josh Gilbert (firstname.lastname@example.org -- he is accepting more work!) Join the Patreon for exclusive episodes (and more) every month: patreon.com/dankoch Email about the "sliding scale" for the Patreon: email@example.com YHP Patron-only FB group: tinyurl.com/ycvbbf98 Website: https://www.dankochwords.com/yhp.html Join Dan's email list: https://www.dankochwords.com/ Artwork by sprungle.co/
PROF Olle Johansson is here with again for a third podcast, so thrilled Olle Johansson, who I have now coined my Swedish father, because my maiden name used to be the same as his, and I really look up to him for his research on something I am extremely passionate in, which we will be jumping into in just a moment but for those of you who don't know much about Prof Johansson, I highly recommend listening to the two previous podcasts we did which will blow you HAIR BACK, due to the knowledge he brings on the dangers of the internet of things, 5G, the coming 6G, 7G and more. Olle Johansson is a professor, and head of Experimental dermatology in the department of Neuroscience at the prestigious Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Olle is a world-leading authority in the field of EMF radiation and health effects. He has published more than 500 original articles, reviews, book chapters and conference reports within the field of basic and applied neuroscience and is more recently researching something I am so interested to talk with him today on which is electro hyper sensitivity (EHS) is an officially fully recognized functional impairment. We discuss: Smartphones and weight gain How EMF affects your gut bacteria!!!! New Research! Smartphones, EMF and sleep health Smartphones and cancer Smartphones and children's health Internet of things and health implications What's happened to the bees Dangers of too much time on social media And much more! PROF Olle Johansson is doing some incredible work and would greatly benefit from our help. Please consider donating to his fundamental work here: https://honeywire.org/research (Always remember that no gift is too small, and Dr. Johansson's work needs this economic support so he would be able to continue quality research work regarding the adverse health and biological effects of artificial electromagnetic fields from cell phones, satellites, smart meters, WiFi, baby alarms, powerlines, and many more installations.) Resources mentioned: Johansson O, "To bee, or not to bee, that is the five “G” question", Newsvoice.se 28/5, 2019 https://newsvoice.se/2019/05/5g-question-olle-johansson/ But perhaps you also can use some of these, with their web links? Johansson O, "Bacteria, mobile phones & WiFi - a deadly combination?", Nya Dagbladet 31/5, 2017 https://nyadagbladet.se/debatt/bacteria-mobile-phones-wifi-deadly-combination/ Johansson O, "Associate professor: Wireless radiation – the biggest full-scale biomedical experiment ever done on Earth", Newsvoice.se 5/8, 2018 https://newsvoice.se/2018/08/wireless-radiation-biomedical-experiment/ Johansson O, “Is the ‘electrosmog' finally clearing?”, Newsvoice.se 4/2, 2019 https://newsvoice.se/2019/02/electrosmog-clearing/ Johansson O, Ferm R, " “Yes, Prime Minister” Stefan Löfven, but no! This is not good enough!",Newsvoice.se 3/5, 2020 https://newsvoice.se/2020/05/stefan-lofven-5g-microwave-radiation/ Santini R, Johansson O, "If 5G is not deemed safe in the USA, and nowhere in the rest of the world, by the insurance industry … why is it by the Danish government?", Newsvoice.se 8/7, 2020 https://newsvoice.se/2020/07/5g-not-safe-usa/ Johansson O, Rebel TK, McGavin B, "Global 5G protest warns of health and ecological costs", Newsvoice.se 5/9, 2020 https://newsvoice.se/2020/09/global-5g-protest-warns-of-health-and-ecological-costs/ Johansson O, "Fuck your telephone?", Newsvoice.se 17/3, 2021a https://newsvoice.se/2021/03/olle-johansson-fuck-your-telephone/ Johansson O, "Cars, humans, laws, artificial electromagnetic fields … but what about the future?”, Newsvoice.se 9/8, 2021b https://newsvoice.se/2021/08/associate-professor-olle-johansson-artificial-electromagnetic-fields-future/ Thank you to our show sponsors: Swanwick Sleep Blue-light Blocking glasses: https://www.bn10strk.com/GETFIT/ and use code: FITFOR10 MOS Shielding Equipment https://mosequipment.com/?ref=cGFWJ1 COUPON CODE: JODELLE FOR 5% OFF Microbe Formulas - Mimosa Pudica is the best supplement I have found to help eliminate gut pathogens and enhance your EMF-resisting gut bacteria https://bit.ly/3lqn3oH
Denmark is at the forefront of the global effort to fight climate change. It has committed to cut emissions by 70% below 1990 levels by 2030. It also wants to be carbon neutral by 2050 and end all fossil fuel exploration. Denmark was an early adopter of climate friendly policies and successive governments have taken a consensus driven approach to putting the green transition into motion. Danish start-ups are among those driving innovation to reduce carbon dependency in the cities and in the country. There is even a plan to build artificial “energy islands” in the sea. As governments grasp for solutions to the growing challenge of climate change, can the success enjoyed by a small, rich, northern European nation be scaled up and applied elsewhere in the world? Ritula Shah is joined by a panel of experts in Copenhagen. Producers: Junaid Ahmed and Paul Schuster
Chris and Taylor review the new Netflix crime thriller film "The Guilty" written by Nic Pizzolatto and directed by Antoine Fuqua. Based on the Danish film of the same name, the film follows a demoted LAPD officer working at a call dispatch center who gets wrapped up in an emergency phone call from an abducted woman. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Christina Vidal, Adrian Martinez with the voice talents of Riley Keough, Peter Sarsgaard, Eli Goree, Ethan Hawke, Bill Burr and Paul Dano.
The seasons are changing and that means the nights are getting longer and it's beginning to get cold. This change in seasons can bring with it a change in mood. In this episode we discuss SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and how to treat it. One of the ways we delve into deeply is the Danish concept of Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah). This concept of coziness will bring warmth and light into the bleak winter days ahead. So grab a blanket, get cozy and be prepared to get excited for the upcoming fall and winter seasons! Don't forget to check out our Relationship Resilience Course: https://thoughtsonthoughts.podia.com/relationship-resilience Follow along on social media for more free tips! Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/thoughts.podcast/?hl=en Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/thoughtspod/ Twitter- https://twitter.com/thoughts_pod --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thoughtsonthoughtspodcast/support
In this week's episode James and Lucy are joined by Like a Local: Copenhagen author Allan Mutuku-Kortbæk. Allan takes us through the different neighbourhoods of the Danish capital where old meets new in this progressive and inclusive city. Listen out for a secret deer park, historic amusement parks and one of the world's best cocktail bars. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Vover Soccer Insider, Laurence Scott, brings you up to date on FC Helsingør as they currently sit at the top of the NordicBet Liga standings and have three key matches ahead to close out October as Vover FC delivers another spotlight feature on one of the Danish club's veterans. Nikolaj Hansen, who began his pro career at FC Copenhagen and has made various stops at clubs in Denmark before arriving at FC Helsingør, is the focus of the latest edition.Host: Laurence ScottAsk your questions about this episode or anything else on your mind by downloading the Vover app here!
Joseph met Diana at a SAG-AFTRA workshop and have been friends since. Diana is an actor, voice actor and producer. Known for her recurring roles on "The Young and the Restless" and "Days of Our Lives", she has also done a number of TV Commercials. She began working in Group ADR in 2010, on "Eureka", and has been heard on "Alphas", "Defiance", "Code Black", "Quantico", "Midnight Texas", "Into The Dark" and more. The daughter of an avionics mechanic from Sri Lanka and a Danish mother, Diana's unusual ethnic background has granted her a strong sense of culture. Her love of travel began at a young age and she's been to over 30 countries. www,dianalansleen.com
On this episode your hosts Natasha and Stephany talk their sh*! on: •Judging people by their intentions vs judging people by their actions •Doing wifey or hubby activities with someone who you don't know where you stand at •Britney finally being free •Would You Rather: Be famous when you're alive or be famous when you're dead? •Fun Fact: Lego is named after a Danish phrase "leg godt" which means 'play well' —ChartR •And more! Tune in every week for more! Talk Your Sh*! Pod Merch: https://talkyourshitpod.com/store Pod Website: https://talkyourshitpod.com Charlotte's Web Code: TYSP for 15% OFF https://www.charlottesweb.com/all-charlottes-web-hemp-cbd-supplements?utm_source=pepperjam&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=2-373166&utm_content=241210&clickId=3595037948 We love hearing from you so feel free to rate, like, comment and subscribe. Email: Talkyourshitpodcast@gmail.com Youtube Instagram Twitter iTunes Spotify Google Podcasts
We open up this week by briefly explaining our two week absence. After that, O'Neill has a paranormal update involving a friend of the show! It will have you questioning everything you thought you knew. Danish also has an update about a friend of the show (hint: mamamamamama!). Then, it's some news and notes from around the MMA world (Nick Diaz vs. Lawler, GSP, Jon Jones). Danish talks about the book Mindhunter, which details John Douglas, an FBI trailblazer when it came to psychological profiling. Staying in the world of law enforcement, or in this case "law enforcement", we discuss Dog the Bounty Hunter turning a manhunt into a PR opportunity. There's some talk of Dave Chappelle's latest special. The show closes with Danish talking about some foul-mouthed middle schoolers hanging out at a park for young children. We talk about a way to deter them from using bad language...bringing in the filthiest comics we know to teach them a little about the art of swearing. Find your perfect mattress at HelixSleep.com/dando See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome back to our podcast Honey & Co: The Food Sessions. We're delighted to welcome Danish food writer and chef, Trine Hahnemann. Trine is hugely important in Danish food culture, she's an inspiration to us personally and a great source of knowledge. She owns a beautiful place in Copenhagen called Hahnemanns Kokken which we were lucky to visit and eat at before Covid. This is a great opportunity for all of us to understand more about Danish cooking – we all know about cinnamon rolls and rye bread but we can sometimes be hazy on the rest. Trine talked to us about the many seasons of Denmark, the importance of working with local farmers and producers, the rise of the Copenhagen food scene, and how she became the lunch queen of Copenhagen. Plus open sandwiches, pickles, fermented potato chips and hygge. Enjoy! Follow Trine: @trinehahnemann Visit: @hahnemannkokken Get a copy of Scandinavian Green --- With thanks to: Producer: Miranda Hinkley Audio Engineers: Paul Brogden & John Scott Theme tune: Daniel Winshall Head of Comms: Louisa Cornford
Uterus transplants are on the verge of becoming a common surgery for cis women, but one of the first women to ever receive this kind of surgery wasn't cis… The life of Lilli Elbe, one of the first women to receive gender affirming surgery, has been romanticised and repackaged as a tender tragedy - but her real story is far more interesting & upliftng. You can WATCH the podcast over on our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/SciGuys Help keep the show running by supporting us on Patreon! http://patreon.com/sciguys If you'd like to see more of us, follow our socials! Facebook http://facebook.com/SciGuysPod Twitter http://twitter.com/SciGuysPod Instagram http://instagram.com/SciGuysPod Follow the SCI GUYS @notcorry / @jampkin / @lukecutforth References & Further Reading Transplants https://www.britannica.com/science/transplant-surgery/Organ-transplants https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2778785/ https://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/who-we-are/a-history-of-donation-transfusion-and-transplantation/ Uterus Transplants https://academic.oup.com/humupd/article/3/3/267/653944https://www.britannica.com/science/uterus https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29210893/ https://www.thieme-connect.de/products/ejournals/pdf/10.1055/s-0037-1606321.pdf https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/turkish-woman-has-world-s-first-womb-transplant.388596 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-04/woman-has-baby-after-womb-transplant-in-sweden/5790726?nw=0&r=HtmlFragment https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/health-29516910https://time.com/5044565/exclusive-first-u-s-baby-born-after-a-uterus-transplant/ https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/09/health/yeast-infectionled-to-removal-of-transplanted-uterus.html?_r=0 https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamasurgery/article-abstract/564280 https://obgyn.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.3109/00016349.2010.520688 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1432-2277.2012.01438.x https://www.nytimes.com/2002/03/07/world/medical-first-a-transplant-of-a-uterus.html Uterus Transplants for Trans Women https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2775302 https://jme.bmj.com/content/45/10/687.full https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6492192/ Lilli Elbe https://www.britannica.com/biography/Lili-Elbe https://www.biography.com/artist/lili-elbe
We play a couple Harvey Comic Book bubblegum records from the early 70's (the released songs about Casper and Richie Rich and Sad Sack and such) and have no choice but to track them all down! We celebrate the Danish group Cartoons! A dramatic reading of a Lois Lane comic book in which she flirts with Pat Boone! A ton of fabulous bubblegum pop by The Comix, Cartoons, Chris Knight and Maureen McCormick, Pat Boone, Blue Swede, Earl Grant, The New Lime, The Burris Young 'Uns, Hammond and Hazelwood, and Wendy the Good Little Witch!
In this episode we bring you four coffees from a company with a story of strong family ties to a coffee farm in Columbia, hard work, and an exciting future, as well as a Danish crime that you might describe as both "vicious" and "delicious" Native Root Coffee - https://www.nativerootcoffee.com/
Flight, Freeze & FUHGEDDABOUDIT! Opinions That Don't Matter podcast ep.84PUPPY PARLANCEWhat's wrong with Roxy?? Online vet service and then Our first in person vet visit… Is it mange?AMAZING FIND! Mighty Paw Smart Bell 2.0, Dog Potty Communication Doorbell https://amzn.to/2WX7ICIMy Swiss Army knife is so good… MAILBAG… I never get mail… UNBOXING…. Peter Maher sent in some vinyl. I am possibly a fraud of a Canadian because I don't know April Wine. Eric Clapton, Wonderful Grand Band… And let's talk about Newfoundland… Kati's friend Cheryl Burke from Dancing With the Stars has Covid. We're hoping she is ok and will be able to finish the season strong.Newfoundland is the Caribbean of the North! Sean wants to be a outlaw from Saint Pierre and Miquelon. His knowledge is limited at best… Your name and connotations. Ka Ka Ka Katy… Did Bing Crosby's estate sue Microsoft?What Grinds My Gears: Bad drivers… The Texas Rolling Coal storyhttps://www.bicycling.com/news/a37808647/texas-driver-assaults-six-cyclists/SPEAKPIPEFr. Dubuc from La ToqueConfession? Ask for Forgiveness rather than permission… Fr. Dubuc Church Merch design needed. We have some ideas yet no ability to draw…. Spectacles, Testicles ,Wallet and Watch. Let's go!Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost?Old school halloween costumes… AUDIENCE LETTERSOTDM pod Flag and Shield Entry for the Guild of Writers committee! - Julie Thoughts on the offer sheet!! - BuzzHockey talk Jesperi Kotkaniemi and why I think Thomas Dundon is a petty billionaire. NHL Offer sheet rules: https://bit.ly/2X0yIRK. Thanks for writing in Buzz! I appreciate you. Danish artist Takes The Money And Runs! https://n.pr/3DlwifOResponse, Dental trauma, and more! - Christina P.Pit of despair warning - SueMyalgic encephalomyelitis (also known as chronic fatigue syndrome or ME/CFS) is a complex chronic disease that presents with symptoms in multiple body systems. ME is a neurological disease according to the World Health Organization. Retraction and Possible new name - ErinVitamins, Supplements and Ayurvedic#podcast #Austin #Newfoundland-----Kati's new book TRAUMATIZED is available for order in print, ebook & audiobook. Get your copy today! https://geni.us/Bfak0jDiscord community: https://discord.gg/4gPTrGBM9zSend your fan art to OTDMpod@gmail.comSpeakpipe 90 second voice message: https://www.speakpipe.com/OTDM The audio version of Opinions That Don't Matter https://opinonsthatdontmatter.buzzsprout.com/Ask Kati Anything! (2nd podcast) audio: https://askkatianything.buzzsprout.com/ Amazon Suggestions: https://www.amazon.com/shop/katimortonKati TikTok @KatimortonInstagram @katimortonSeanTikTok @hatori_seanzoInstagram @seansaintlouisBUSINESS EMAIL Linnea Toney firstname.lastname@example.org kati morton kati morton podcast fanmail on podcast letters read on podcast otdm podcast podcast but outside
This week the boys are checking out the latest Mads Mikkelsen vehicle, Riders of Justice - a Danish film which has been causing quite the buzz through film discussion groups around the world This thriller come comedy come action film seemed like the best of a lack of options this week, as the pandemic continues to delay all major releases in Australia, but in this case, it might have worked out well. Have Wayne and Paul stumbled on the sleeper hit of the year? And is this best foreign language film Wayne has ever seen? Find out as The Countdown continues ... Time Stamps Riders of Justice NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 7:55 Riders of Justice SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 7:55 - 16:10 Final Thoughts Including Potential Spoilers: 16:10 - 16:24 Hit up the CC Radio Network that The Countdown is a proud part of and follow the headers to the other great shows. Want to gain access to all manner of additional Countdown content? Head on over to the show's Patreon to see what you're missing! Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!
Show Notes:Our YouTube video version of this episode for the full visual experienceLanding Page for this episodeWhen we think of the safe and inviting cycle networks in The Netherlands and in Copenhagen, what likely comes to mind are the protected and separated cycle tracks and bike lanes. But these typically only account for 30-405 of the typical city cycling network, the rest, the majority of the networks are comprised of different form of shared space including Woonerfs (ultra-slow speed streets), Feitsstraats (or bicycle priority streets), and even Edge Lane Roads also commonly known in some locations as Advisory Bike Lanes.Michael Williams has taken upon himself during his self proclaimed third career to be the pied piper of Edge Lane Roads here in North America. I wanted to talk with him about ELR's and how he became fascinated with them because I too have been intrigued by these often forgotten and misunderstood cycle network infrastructure treatments.The design of these facilities are almost too simple and they work. The safety profile of the Dutch, Danish, and even North American installations are extremely encouraging. Given what I've seen, I believe we will see many more cities decide to adopt these facilitates in the future.For more information all all things Edge Lane Roads please visit Michael's website here: https://www.advisorybikelanes.com/Show Credits:Audio Production by Active TownsA not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping communities create a Culture of Activity.Creative Commons License: Attributions Non-Commercial No Derivatives 2021Please consider supporting the Active Towns Podcast by making a donation or becoming Patreon PatronTo sign up for our monthly newsletter, scroll down to the form at bottom of our home pageBe sure to check out our video podcasts and other content on our YouTube Channel - and please subscribe!Also, check out our video archive on VimeoYou can reach John Simmerman by email at email@example.comMusic: Various Logic Pro X mixes by John Simmerman★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Ready to get courageous with a couple of mid-life entrepreneurs? On today's episode of The Think Courageously Podcast, I am interviewing Becky Burroughs. As a fellow iPEC coach, Becky and I share a powerful conversation about our later in life experiences around personal transformation. During our conversation, we talk about:Our shared grief journeyThe difference between courage and braveryHow fear lives in the corners of our comfort zoneHow to get over being Adventure DeprivedAnd the meaning of a powerful Danish word...HyggeBecky shares some great tips onIntentionally practicing gratitudeCelebrating everythingAnd changing our narratives on limiting beliefsWe also chat about our experience as new authors in the “Elevating Women's Voices” book that will be released in April. To learn more about Becky visit: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE GUILTY MOVIE REVIEW I'm sure most of you never got a chance to catch the intense 2018 Danish film that this is a remake of (you can check out our glowing review of it here). It was immediately optioned for remakes by multiple different countries including, of course, the USA. In this new version,… Read More »Screener Squad: The Guilty
Hidden cash and dodgy dealings: a Pandora's box of offshore tax theft - Protectors or predators? Two institutions gone awry: the French Catholic Church and the British police - A spot of predictive virology looking ahead to another COVID winter- Turkey clamps down on social media - A Danish artist takes the money and runs - Two tales of two cities: music-loving Tallinn and rainy-day Gothenburg
Hey from The Big Apple I started my adventure in the Big Apple sitting in a park in Brooklyn on a Saturday morning watching small kids and grown-ups playing football – yes, as a European, this is what I call the game where someone kicks a round ball with their feet. I'm waiting to meet up with my friend Scott Gurian. Even though we'd never met prior, we do consider each other friends. Scott is a fellow veteran travel podcaster and one of the best in the business. He's the guy from the Far from Home podcast you must have heard me talk about many times here on the Radio Vagabond travel podcast. Scott planned to spend his Saturday with me in Brooklyn, Queens, and New York showing me around some interesting places in his hood while we chatted and got to know each other. Scott lives in nearby Jersey, just across the Hudson River, so we're Close to Home for Scott today. As we walked over to Scott's car — a nice big new Toyota — I immediately joked that it was very different from the small, old car that played a big part in the first season of his podcast. FAR FROM HOME Scott participated in the Mongol Rally and drove a tiny, beaten out Nissan Micra stick shift across Europe and Asia about five years ago for an epic 18,000 mile (29,000 km). He did this crazy adventure from the UK to Mongolia with his brother and two friends – and after that, he decided to drive back in the same car. The first season of Far from Home is outstanding and got me hooked on the podcast long before we knew each other. I highly recommend listening to it if you haven't already. Also, watch a few clips of his journey to experience the trials and tribulations first-hand. Naturally, he has so many memorable stories and anecdotes from that trip, so I wanted to find out which stand out most in his memory. "Oh, so many. Driving across Iran with my brother and two friends (as Americans and Brits) was amazing; the friendliness of the people was memorable. Also, travelling through 'untouched' countries in central Asia like Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, etc., was excellent. Seeing Cappadocia in Turkey with its hot air balloons was also amazing. And, of course, Mongolia is incredible with its vast open spaces and extraordinary scenery. It took us about seven weeks to travel from the UK to Mongolia, so as you can imagine, I have many incredible memories from that trip." Scott wanted to see more of the world, so instead of flying back to Europe (like any sane human would), he decided to drive back to explore more countries and regions, like Siberia in Russia. THROAT SINGING IN SIBERIA In one of the episodes of Season 2, Scott visits the remote south Siberian Republic of Tuva to learn about the traditional instruments and the ancient art of throat singing. He even attempts to throat sing himself! Read more about this visit and see photos and videos here. "Russia is such an enormous country with so many different regions home to vastly different cultures. Tuva was a 12 hour journey out the way to visit and it is so unique. It is close to Mongolia so the Tuvans look very similar to Mongolians." HALLUCINATING ON AYAHUASCA IN PERU In another episode, he meets a medicine man who invited him to attend a hallucinogenic healing ceremony where he drank ayahuasca. All while holding his microphone. Have a listen to the episode by clicking here. CLOSE TO HOME Due to the pandemic, Scott hasn't been able to travel overseas. But he is content as he tells me that living in Jersey, there is a lot of adventure that awaits in and around New York. He started cooking and even home-brewing to keep his itchy travel feet scratched. Scott was due to meet me at AfricaBurn – the South African Burning Man just outside Cape Town when lockdown hit. Scott stayed in Jersey, and I was stuck in Cape Town for a while (so be sure to listen to my Radio Vagabond South African travel adventures). We were supposed to travel a bit of South Africa together, but alas, it was not meant to be. SCOTT GURIAN'S NEW YORK TRAVEL GUIDE One of the cool things about making friends worldwide is that they can show you places you usually wouldn't visit. Because I had visited New York several times before, Scott wanted to take me to places few tourists would know about. Here is a list of Scott's unusual but must-visit places in New York Scott took me to: DUMBO A part of Brooklyn is called DUMBO aka "Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass" is a trendy neighbourhood to walk through Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT MUSEUM In an old subway station, you can visit the New York City Transit Museum. Move further down and see some 100-year-old subway cars. WILLIAMSBURG Williamsburg is a hipster neighbourhood that is cool to stroll through. QUEENS MUSEUM OF ART Next to where they hosted the World Fair, you find Queens Museum of Art, where the Panorama is now housed – a scaled model of every borough in the greater New York area in the 1960's. THE CITY RELIQUARY The City Reliquary is a not-for-profit community museum and civic organization located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It's really cool and weird – and connects visitors to both the past and present of New York. We walked around Brooklyn for a bit and found the iconic Instagram spot with the bridge in the background. You might remember it from the gangster movie 'Once Upon a Time in America' poster. Then visited a place with a lot of food trucks called Smorgesburg. As far as I know, this word comes from the Danish smørrebrød, and then Americans started saying it like the Swedish Chef from Muppet Show. Unfortunately, we didn't find any Danish smørrebrød at Smorgesburg. Another thing we couldn't find after that was… Scott's car. After a slight ordeal trying to locate his car, we eventually found it after getting help from the police. Even locals can get lost in New York. Go figure :) TAJIKISTAN POLICE Our polite encounter with the NYPD reminded me of Scott's experience with the local police in Tajikistan on his trip. I asked him to talk about his experience. "There is a lot of corruption in central Asian countries like Tajikistan. Our British friends in another Nissan Micra got pulled over by some traffic cops who actually aimed their radar gun at another car, and then tried to say it was them who was speeding. My brother's and I stopped too and heard that they demanded $100 which was a month salary here and crazy. Specially since they weren't speeding. It was clearly a scam, and we didn't want to give in to the bribe/corruption stigma. After a long time, we eventually settled on handing over a bottle of vodka, and we were back on the road." Scott secretly recorded the entire encounter that you can listen to in its entirety in Episode 16 of Far from Home, Season 1. Scott tells about more traffic cop encounters he had in central Asia. Most of the time, the cops were polite and never gave them any unnecessary issues. We exchanged stories about the amazing people we get to meet on the road. Scott paid particular mention to the wonderful Iranian popularity he experienced. Thanks to Scott for taking me around the New York area on a beautiful Saturday. I hope to team up with him soon to do some travelling together and collaborate on future episodes of both our podcasts. My name is Palle Bo, and I gotta keep moving. NEW YORK FLASHBACKS If you want to listen to more of my travels through New York from previous visits, simply follow the link: The Radio Vagabond Travel Podcast in New York. COVID-19 TRAVEL and TOURISM RULES FOR NEW YORK (OCT 2021) This episode was from the end of August 2021, when New York was open for travel if you (like me) didn't travel to the country from Europe. Please visit New York City's official website for the latest COVID-19 travel restrictions and tourist regulations. Make sure New York is open for tourism before booking your trip.
On the 11th anniversary of our very first episode, we're talking about our trip to the Outer Banks; our visit with the Kopps of Virginia Beach after 28 years; Captain Kirk is finally going to space; someone buys the Folgers' jingle; Eminem opens a spaghetti restaurant; Walmart hits poor people; a Danish artist makes a brilliant move; the “Game of Thrones” prequel gets a first look; actress/reality star Lisa Rinna gets sued for posting photos of herself; and, much more pop culture silliness.
This week we're delving into the Czech PM's secret purchase of a French château, an extremely bold Danish artistic experiment, and, oh yes, Wally the Walrus' tour of the European coastline. Plus, political scientist Arndt Leininger is here to decrypt the German election for us. For excellent German politics nerdery you can follow Arndt on Twitter here, and for a Pandora Papers deep-dive into Andrej Babiš and his French château, head to the ICIJ. This week's Isolation Inspiration: Anna Learns A New Language; Darknet Diaries Got a better name for our Isolation Inspiration segment? Answers on a postcard please: email@example.com This episode was produced as part of Sphera, a collective of independent European media. Find out more at sphera-hub.com. Thanks for listening! If you enjoy our podcast and would like to help us keep making it, we'd love it if you'd consider chipping in a few euros / dollars / pounds a month at patreon.com/europeanspodcast. You can also help new listeners find the show by leaving us a review. Producers: Katy Lee and Wojciech Oleksiak Senior producer: Katz Laszlo Music: Jim Barne and Mariska Martina This podcast is part of the Are We Europe family. Find more like-minded European podcasts at areweeurope.com/audio-family. Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | firstname.lastname@example.org
This week I'm answering some phones, making some phone calls and YELLING AT EVERYBODY all while discussing the brand new Netflix remake thriller ‘The Guilty'. The Guilty is a 2021 American crime thriller film directed and produced by Antoine Fuqua, from a screenplay by Nic Pizzolatto. A remake of the 2018 Danish film of the same name, the film stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Christina Vidal, with the voices of Ethan Hawke, Riley Keough, Eli Goree, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Paul Dano, and Peter Sarsgaard. We Watched A Thing is supported by Dendy Cinemas Canberra. The best Australian cinema chain showing everything from blockbusters to arthouse and indie films. Find them at https://www.dendy.com.au/ If you like this podcast, or hate it and us and want to tell us so - You can reach us at email@example.com Or, Twitter - @WeWatchedAThing Facebook - @WeWatchedAThing Instagram - @WeWatchedAThing and on iTunes and Youtube If you really like us and think we're worth at least a dollar, why not check out our patreon at http://patreon.com/wewatchedathing. Every little bit helps, and you can get access to bonus episodes, early releases, and even tell us what movies to watch.
A museum says they gave a Danish artist $84,000 in cash to use in artwork they wanted updated. He delivered blank canvases and titled them “Take the Money and Run.” But first, Dollar General is now raising prices beyond the dollar mark—no complaints from consumers thus far as the pandemic has increased the cost of goods on all levels. Then, Disney Actor Tommy Kirk, best known for his role as Travis in Old Yeller, died this week at 79. after being outed to Disney execs at 21, his career never recovered and died poor.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio
Congress avoided a government shutdown on Thursday, sending a stopgap spending bill to President Biden’s desk with funding for another nine weeks. Meanwhile, Politico reports that Democrats were unsuccessful in efforts to advance their legislative priorities, leaving a pair of infrastructure bills in limbo. Russell Berman in the Atlantic says they have plenty of time to turn things around. While there is no law preventing judges from owning stocks, they are barred from hearing cases where they or their family have an interest. A Wall Street Journal investigation finds that some have violated this rule. Vaccine mandates may have had controversial beginnings, but a Washington Post analysis finds that anecdotal evidence tells us they’re working. A modern-art museum gave a Danish artist $84,000 to be used in a work of art. Instead of delivering a piece that incorporated the cash, he gave the museum two blank canvases titled “Take the Money and Run.” CBS News reports.
Luke and Andrew realize that they've been missing a BIG DETAIL in their ongoing Duck Painting Coverage. Plus, a Danish artist pockets a bunch of government cash and calls it art. And Eminem is opening a restaurant called “Mom's Spaghetti.”