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Late Model LIVE
The Dirt Reporters Episode 90: Speedweeks

Late Model LIVE

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 52:29


The Dirt Reporters give their hot takes on what to expect as Georgia-Florida Speedweeks gets rolling at Golden Isles before going on to Ocala, All-Tech, Screven, East Bay and a return to Volusia.

Alameda PostCast
January 20, 2023 – Episode 37

Alameda PostCast

Play Episode Play 38 sec Highlight Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 10:00


In episode 37, Scott discusses City Council's endorsement of building electrification, unnecessary destruction of Alameda Point wetlands, record rains brought by recent storms, Alameda's new City Manager, Jennifer Ott, teen band Bullfight rocks the East Bay, and the former Raiders facility is headed to auction. All this, events, and more this week in the Alameda PostCast.Support the show• AlamedaPost.com • Podcast • Events • Contact • Facebook • Instagram • Tumblr • Mastodon • NextDoor •

Built HOW
Andrea Gordon - Always Be Closing

Built HOW

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 21:44


Andrea's journey as a Bay Area Realtor® began in 1998 when she worked extensively in San Francisco. In 2003, She recognized East Bay's growth potential and became a top producer for eight consecutive years. After that Andrea moved to Red Oak Realty, where for three and a half years she was recognized as the top-producing agent company-wide. Andrea moved to COMPASS in 2019. Her approach to real estate is based upon a belief that all people need very individualized and intentional real estate advice, care, and consideration.   Connect with Andrea at https://andreagordon.com/ ---------- Visit www.builthow.com to sign up for our next live or virtual event.   Part of the Win Make Give Podcast Network

Bipolar Style
Reviews: East Bay Yesterday

Bipolar Style

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 7:14


Jive and Brother G review the East Bay Yesterday podcast, by Liam O'Donoghue.More at jivestreams.com

The Wine Makers on Radio Misfits
The Wine Makers – Free the Grapes

The Wine Makers on Radio Misfits

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 107:44


This week we attended the Direct to Consumer Symposium which is a benefit for the Free the Grapes Campaign. [EP263] Our good friend M.J. Towler the Black Wine Guy was also in attendance so we decided to do some joint interviews. We hope you enjoy these conversations. https://freethegrapes.org Hugh Scallon of Vayner Media will give us a look into TV 3.0 and he sees an opportunity for wine advertising. https://vaynermedia.com Steve Gross, VP, State Relations, Wine Institute talks a bit about the implications of recent legislative wins and priorities for winery compliance in 2023. https://wineinstitute.org Friend of the pod Jason Hass of Tablas Creek joins us to share some of his experiences in alternative packaging. www.tablascreek.com Shana Bull is a Digital Storyteller + Marketing Educator, and Children's Book Author based in the East Bay, CA (and Wine Country). She writes about Social Media + Food + Wine + Travel + Parenting on her blog, and other Bay Area publications. https://shanabull.com Shae Frichette and her husband were living in Southern California when they met and got married. They wanted to move closer to family in either South Carolina or Washington. They used the flip of a coin to determine they would relocate to Washington. They wanted to create a business that would give them goosebumps. With a little research and cheerleading from friends, they decided to go into wine. www.frichettewinery.com Ross Halleck planted the Halleck Vineyard in 1993, one of the first in the hills of Sebastopol, in western Sonoma County. The primary intent for this vineyard was to serve as a college fund for our three boys, Connor, Adam, and Quinn. Of course, a passion for Pinot led the charge. www.halleckvineyard.com Barbara Gorder is a consultant and Owner Undisclosed Location, Inc. Over the past 20 years, she has helped to build and design some of the world's most powerful brands. She has broad marketing and advertising expertise across all channels and disciplines with an emphasis on new technologies. Barbara is Kino chair for the direct to consumer wide symposium. https://www.unlo.com

Do The Wrong Thing
64. Let's Talk Aboot It

Do The Wrong Thing

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 158:59


“We have been gone quite some time wrongdoers, but we are back and we are starting off 2023 in a big way. In this week's episode we give our condolences to Franco Harris, Stephan Bonnar, Eastbay, Pele, Ken Block as well as wishes and speedy recoveries for DeMar Hamlin and Jeremy Renner, we discuss Tory Lanez's sentencing and his exile back to the 6. Dana White's Privilege is at an all-time high. Antonio finally finds his joy in trailer bashing. “ And joining us for ENTERTAINMENT TIME is a very special guest and our first of the year K.J. Kearny Of Black Food Fridays. We go over 2023 movie releases and see where K.J. Stands on Marvel Vs. DC. We review Netflix's Glass Onion a Knives Out mystery and The Menu a movie now streaming on HBO Max” Lastly a special thanks to all the wrongdoers for sticking around and promising to bring you great content all year, but for now WE OUT! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dtwtpod/message

The Erotic Philosopher
What We Want To Know About Kink with Richard Sprott. PhD.

The Erotic Philosopher

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 46:56


Ever wondered what makes a person kinky? How we define it or what does it mean you're your partner is  into kink and perhaps you are not? Today's guest is Dr Richard Sprott. received his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from UC Berkeley in 1994. He is currently directing research projects focused on identity development and health/well-being in people who express alternative sexualities and non-traditional relationships, with a special emphasis on kink/BDSM sexuality, and polyamory or consensual non-monogamy. He is the Past President of the Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (APA Division 44) for 2022-2023. He is also the co-author of Sexual Outsiders: Understanding BDSM Sexualities and Communities with my former erotic philosopher guest David Ortmann. Along with Dr. Elisabeth Sheff, also a guest from this season episode one, he is co-editor of a new book series Diverse Sexualities, Genders, and Relationships from Rowman & Littlefield ( incidently also the publishers of my book) . Richard currently teaches courses in the Department of Human Development and Women's Studies at California State University, East Bay and graduate level courses at various universities in the Bay Area, including UC Berkeley and Holy Names University. Enjoy this discussion with Dr Richard Sprott. Listen on all podcast platforms and watch the interviews on You Tube Follow @theeroticphilos on IG & Twitter. Follow Cyndi @cyndi_darnell or website www.cyndidarnell.com Follow Richard Twitter: @DrRichardSprott or IG @rasprott AND  @kinkhealth on IG & Twitter and learn about the international kink study at www.tashra.org   

The Kokomo Press Podcast
Challenged By Greatness

The Kokomo Press Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 81:19


Today on the Kokomo Press Podcast, Jordan Grainger and Jordan Bell are joined by a true renaissance man. He is a hip hop artist, producer, sound engineer, and actor. He owns The Entity Studios, he has an album titled, "DetriMental" on all major platforms, and he's acted in the soon to be released "Donovan Pike", "Canary Currency", and you'll see him soon in it's upcoming spin-off project, "Sean and Smoke". Our guest is "Challenged By Greatness" aka Melvin Oaks.CBG came on to discuss his positive approach to his artistry including his professional presentation, and we got him to comment on the fall of Eastbay and how important that was to us growing up, how these face-tune filters are basically a trap, and even how strange it is growing older and basically not knowing anyone playing Coachella this year. We talk about all of this and much, much more on this week's episode of the Kokomo Press Podcast!@thekokomopress on YouTube, Facebook, and instagram.Jordan Grainger is @ultrajoyed on twitter, facebook, and tiktok.Jordan Bell is @curatorbell on all major platforms.Cortni Richardson is @cortni88 on instagram and @cortni_lean on twitter.Brian West is @veinypeckerpete on twitter and @westjr.brian on instagram.

Bitch Talk
The Return of Daveed Diggs

Bitch Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 35:14


Sixth time is a charm for one of our favorite returning guests, Mr. Daveed Diggs. He's our emotional support human and we are so thrilled that he is our first interview episode of the new year.  Normally we have Daveed on promoting a film or TV show, but this time we got to shoot the shit a bit and dig in to his music project Clipping - which is described as American experimental hip hop group and has been around since 2009. We also dish on a couple of his upcoming film and TV projects - The Little Mermaid live action film coming out this Memorial Day weekend, the second season of Blindspotting (which we just found out will debut at this years SXSW festival!) and hear about his holiday family activities. It's all about the board games we're told.Also, we are at the tail end of our Sundance fundraiser. We take off in just a few days but are still in need of some financial help. If you are in a position to be able to help us, we'd really appreciate it. Covering Sundance costs us upwards of $6K - the majority of the cost is housing and travel for our small and independent team. Details of our donation levels are below, and know that anything you can give helps. *Basic Bitch Level - $25: One tagged shoutouts in our Instagram stories while we're at Sundance. You never know who will show up.*Fancy Bitch Level - $100: Only 4 slots available! You get a personal thank-you at the end of each of our original Bitch Talk episodes from Sundance 2023*Gold Star Bitch Level - $150: Only 8 slots available! At this level, you get a personal thank-you at the end of each original Bitch Talk episode from Sundance 2023 + the chance to win a box of Sundance swag that we will personally pick for you.*Rich Bitch Level - $200: For this generation gift, you get one Instagram story tag from Sundance + a personal thank-you at the end of each of our Sundance 2023 episodes + the chance to win a box of Sundance swag we will personally pick for you!DONATE HERE--Thanks for listening and for your support! We couldn't have reached 10 years of podcasting or 700+ episodes without your help! --Be well, stay safe, Black Lives Matter, AAPI Lives Matter, and abortion is normal.--SUPPORT US HERE!Subscribe to our channel on YouTube for behind the scenes footage!Rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts!Visit our website! www.bitchtalkpodcast.comFollow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Listen every other Thursday 9:30 - 10 am on BFF.FMPOWERED BY GO-TO Productions 

Bay Curious
The East Bay Mystery Walls

Bay Curious

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 14:30


For more than a century, people in the Bay Area — and especially the East Bay — have puzzled over the existence of stone walls scattered on ridges from near San Jose north through the Berkeley Hills. Sometimes the walls are built in long straight lines. Sometimes they form angles. Occasionally you'll find rectangular or circular constructions. "Who built these things? How long ago? And why?" asked listener Eric Haven. It's a tougher question to answer than you might imagine, but reporter Dan Brekke does his best. Learn more Uncovering the Real Story Behind the 'East Bay Mystery Walls' Video: The Real, True Story of the Mystery of the East Bay Walls (YouTube) Sign up for the Bay Curious newsletter Your support makes KQED podcasts possible. You can show your love by going to https://kqed.org/donate/podcasts This story was reported by Dan Brekke. Bay Curious is made by Olivia Allen-Price, Katrina Schwartz, Amanda Font and Brendan Willard. Additional support from Paul Lancour, Christopher Beale, Cesar Saldana, Jen Chien, Jasmine Garnett, Carly Severn, Jenny Pritchett and Holly Kernan.

Bitch Talk
New Year Same Bitches - First Basic Bitch of 2023

Bitch Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 43:11


Hey there! Happy new year!  2023 marks our 10th year in podcasting and we're so excited to share this major milestone with you. Earlier this week we sat together in studio and recorded our first Basic Bitch of this year. In this episode we talk about our Sundance fundraiser that is going on right now. It costs upwards of $6K to cover both the Sundance and Slamdance film festivals (both go on at the same time in Park City, Utah) and as an independent podcast, this is a big stretch for us to cover. Any donation is appreciated and if you can't donate, spreading the word helps!We also get into our new year's eve/new year's day shenanigans, Ange's boner killer convo's with dudes, how Erin is not going to run for Mayor of San Francisco, and more.  Stay tuned for our upcoming interviews with Daveed Diggs (our emotional support human) and The Big Brunch's Catie Randazzo in the coming weeks and of course, our coverage of the Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals.  Donate to our Sundance/Slamdance fundraiser HERE . Details on donation levels are below:*Basic Bitch Level - $25: Tagged shoutouts in our Instagram stories while we're at Sundance. You never know who will show up.*Fancy Bitch Level - $100: Only 5 slots available! You get a personal thank-you at the end of each of our original Bitch Talk episodes from Sundance 2023*Gold Star Bitch Level - $150: Only 8 slots available! At this level, you get a personal thank-you at the end of each original Bitch Talk episode from Sundance 2023 + the chance to win a box of Sundance swag that we will personally pick for you.*Rich Bitch Level - $200: For this generation gift, you get an Instagram story tag from Sundance + a personal thank-you at the end of each of our Sundance 2023 episodes + the chance to win a box of Sundance swag we will personally pick for you!--Thanks for listening and for your support! We couldn't have reached 700 episodes without your help! --Be well, stay safe, Black Lives Matter, AAPI Lives Matter, and abortion is normal.--SUPPORT US HERE!Subscribe to our channel on YouTube for behind the scenes footage!Rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts!Visit our website! www.bitchtalkpodcast.comFollow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Listen every other Thursday 9:30 - 10 am on BFF.FMPOWERED BY GO-TO Productions 

KQED’s Forum
KQED's ¡Hella Hungry! Highlights the People Who Shape the Bay Area's Distinctive Food Scene

KQED’s Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 55:33


¡Hella Hungry! is a regular series from KQED food writer Alan Chazaro that profiles Bay Area foodmakers who help shape the region's culinary culture. Flor Martinez Zaragoza, a 27-year-old from San Jose, uses her Instagram account to advocate for farmworker rights and highlight how local produce makes it from the farm to the table. The Vegan Hood Chefs, a San Francisco duo, serve Southern-inspired comfort foods while “revolutionizing hood nutrition.” Joog co-founded SMAX, an East Bay pop-up and test kitchen, to reimagine Asian flavors and create artfully designed sandwiches and treats. We'll talk about the series, the local food scene and what qualities make a restaurant, food truck or pop-up feel distinctly Bay Area. Guests: Alan Chazaro, food reporter, KQED; poet and educator Luke Tsai, food editor, KQED Arts & Culture Flor Martinez-Zaragoza, farmworker rights advocate; nonprofit leader and influencer, @flowerinspanish Joog, co-founder, SMAX, an East Bay pop-up and test kitchen Ronnishia Johnson, co-founder, The Vegan Hood Chefs, a food truck that offers Southern-inspired comfort foods Rheema Calloway, co-founder, The Vegan Hood Chefs, a food truck that offers Southern-inspired vegan comfort foods Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jenkins & Jonez Podcast
Jenkins and Jonez - Both the Pacers and Rudy Gobert Have Some Explaining To Do

Jenkins & Jonez Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 45:18 Very Popular


The guys discuss the embarrassing prize from the Pacers for hitting a half-court shot, Rudy Gobert being extremely unthreatening, Snoop Dogg still dunking, Eastbay shutting down, and more. #Volume #HerdSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Herd with Colin Cowherd
Jenkins and Jonez - Both the Pacers and Rudy Gobert Have Some Explaining To Do

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 45:18


The guys discuss the embarrassing prize from the Pacers for hitting a half-court shot, Rudy Gobert being extremely unthreatening, Snoop Dogg still dunking, Eastbay shutting down, and more. #Volume #HerdSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Volume
Jenkins and Jonez - Both the Pacers and Rudy Gobert Have Some Explaining To Do

The Volume

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 45:18


The guys discuss the embarrassing prize from the Pacers for hitting a half-court shot, Rudy Gobert being extremely unthreatening, Snoop Dogg still dunking, Eastbay shutting down, and more. #Volume #HerdSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Morning Cup Of Murder
The East Bay Slayer - January 8 2022

Morning Cup Of Murder

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 7:16


January 8th: Charles Jackson Jr. Arrested (1982) DNA, time and time again, connects dangerous men with the cold cases they thought they got away with. On January 8th 1982 a man was arrested for the murder of one woman. A victim who, though dealt a devastating blow to her life, was far from her killer's one and only victim.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Jackson_(serial_killer), https://skdb.fandom.com/wiki/JACKSON_Charles_Jr., https://www.mercurynews.com/2011/07/16/1970s-serial-killers-sowed-fear-in-contra-costa/, https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/DNA-ties-inmate-to-18-year-old-murders-3083431.php

What's Real?
Episode 145: Season 4 Premiere

What's Real?

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 101:53


It's the season 4 premiere of the "What's Real?" podcast! The first show of 2023 kicks off with a "Variety Half Hour" covering the scary situation with Buffalo Bills safety and Pittsburgh area native Damar Hamlin, a RIP to legendary Italian filmmaker Rugerro Deodato, and the death of the Eastbay catalog. Then, it's back to the usual deep WR? coverage of the NFL. The guys get back on track after the recent holiday break. Up next, is a dive into the most recent Peacock documentary on Ric Flair. It's "Woooo! Becoming Ric Flair". We close things out with a fresh new year's trip down to the lagoon with "Goofs R' Goofs"! Please enjoy responsibly. PRESENTED by churchillpictures.com Timestamps: 0:00:00 - Variety Hour: Damar Hamlin Situation, a RIP to legendary Italian Filmmaker Rugerro Deodato, and the Death of Eastbay 0:33:27 - NFL Segment: Fantasy Football, Results, Predictions, Power Rankings, Steelers news, and more 1:04:15 - "Woooo! Becoming Ric Flair" (2022) 1:20:11 - Goofs R Goofs Thanks for Listening!

Crosscurrents
Coptic Christmas / Science Friday / New Arrivals: Toby Brookes

Crosscurrents

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 24:53


Today, we go to a church where another Christmas is still to come and they give Hana a lesson in an ancient language. We learn about ancient Coptic heritage in the East Bay. Then, we talk to someone who has been bringing science to radio audiences for decades- exploring the big questions, and the not so big. Plus, a reading from local author Tobey Brookes.

Rise & Grind Podcast
Episode 201: ”Tough Pill To Swallow”

Rise & Grind Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 121:08


On this episode: We're Back! After a long winter break, Roderick & Cari are ready to ring in the new year with a new episode. Starting in new music, the crew talks NBA Youngboy's new album on the way, as well as SZA's 3rd week atop the Billboard Top 200. After wrapping up new music & an RIP to Big Scarr, the guys hit news, talking Kendrick Lamar being named NY Times 'Greatest Rapper of the Generation', Glorilla's alleged scams, Meek Mill in Africa, Gabrielle Union's past infidelity, Damar Hamlin, Eastbay closing, Bill Cosby headed back on tour, Southwest Airlines + more!     Intro: Trippie Redd- Under Enemy Arms   Roderick | Coi Leray- Wasted   Cari | Kid Cudi- Burrow (feat. Don Toliver, Steve Aoki, & Dot Da Genius)   Subscribe to Apple Music now to hear all of the new albums & tracks we discuss: https://apple.co/3NgdXW

The RH3 Show
Happy New Year! A New Year, A New RH3!

The RH3 Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 54:17


S7E621 – Aired: Wednesday, January 4, 2023; Recorded: Wednesday, January 4, 2023 – ALL NEW: Happy New Year! A New Year, A New RH3!; Inside Scoop with Rufus News: Shanquella Robinson, Wendy Williams, Usher Raymond, EastBay, and more; The Gospel News with Nina Taylor: This Week: Tamela Mann, Great suggestions for New Year's Resolutions! The Top 10 Songs for the last week of 2022. Congratulations to Jor'Dan Armstrong with his No. 1 song, "Call". - www.therh3show.com. Stay Safe, Stay Protected, Stay Home! *No Copyright Infringement intended!!! We do not own the rights to the music that's being played*. ---- Copyright Disclaimer: Excerpts from books, blogs, social media, and public figures protected by Fair Use Clause of the Copyright Act which states - Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A but under section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, education and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. ---- #EastBay, #ShanquellaRobinson, #WendyWilliams, #Entertainment, #BlackAlbinism, #TheRH3Show Follow The RH3 Show See it first. See it now. Only at www.therh3show.com www.facebook.com/therh3show www.instagram.com/therh3show www.twitter.com/therh3show www.youtube.com/iRepASavior ---- The views expressed here are those of the Host(s) and of the Guests and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of any affiliates of The RH3 Show. ---- Health Minute Disclaimer, please visit: www.therh3show.com. ---- How to listen to The RH3 Show at 6 pm est. M-F, you can go to my website www.therh3show.com to check times of airplay, or subscribe to one of the major podcast platforms ... #iHeartRadio, #Spotify, #ApplePodcasts, #GooglePlayMusic, #AnchorFM, other Podcast platforms and search "The RH3 Show". #Gospel107FM, #KitchenTableTalk, #InsideScoopWithRufus, #RealTalkWithRufus, #TRH3S, #BlackAlbino, #AskRufusLetter, #AdviceLetters, #DaytimeTalkShow, #DaytimeTV, #RadioStation, #EntertainmentTalk, Telepictures, Debmar Mercury, OWN, TVOne, Endemol Shine, Tyler Perry Studios, FoxSoul ---- Show Hashtags: #EastBay, #ShanquellaRobinson, #WendyWilliams, #Entertainment, #BlackAlbinism, #TheRH3Show#Entertainment, #BlackAlbinism, #TheRH3Show,#KitchenTableTalk, #InsideScoopWithRufus, #RealTalkWithRufus, #TRH3S, #BlackAlbino, #AskRufusLetter, #AdviceLetters, #DaytimeTalkShow, #DaytimeTV, #RadioStation, #EntertainmentTalk --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/therh3show/message

East Bay Yesterday
Saved from the wrecking ball: The resurrection of Oakland's Paramount Theater

East Bay Yesterday

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 47:47


Oakland's Paramount Theater is now recognized as one of the grandest examples of Art Deco architecture still in existence, but this masterpiece almost met the same fate as many other prestigious movie palaces of its era. Originally constructed in 1931, the Paramount was a torn and tattered dump by the late 1960s. At the time, the Oakland Symphony was looking for a new home, and its leaders realized that beneath decades of grime lay a unique gem. After extensive restoration, the Paramount reopened in 1973, and has been hosting icons like Bob Marley, Prince, Diana Ross, Bruce Springsteen, Jerry Seinfeld, and Chris Rock ever since.  On today's episode, the Paramount's head curator David Boysel discusses the turbulent history of this 2,996-seat venue as well as the backstory to his never-ending quest to keep the building in perfect condition. Expect to hear about the Paramount's famed architect Timothy Pflueger, the many historical mysteries that Boysel has solved over the years, the network of local artisans who keep the Paramount looking pristine, and much more. One additional note: This episode is a followup to a profile that I wrote for SF Gate last month. To see some truly stunning photos of the Paramount in all its glory and to read the article, visit: https://www.sfgate.com/local/article/paramount-theatre-curator-david-boysel-17595816.php If you have suggestions for topics I should cover in an upcoming article, please drop me a line: eastbayyesterday [at] gmail. I'm primarily interested in East Bay-related stories with a local history angle.

Crosscurrents
North Gate Radio: Land Back?

Crosscurrents

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 23:56


Oakland made history by returning land to an indigenous group with no federal recognition. In this episode, we'll learn about the ways some East Bay institutions are trying to repair the harm done to local indigenous communities.

We’re The Weird Ones Podcast
Ep. 127: Somebody Call 21 Savage

We’re The Weird Ones Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 66:48


On this episode we start off messing with Chris wearing his Christmas sweater on the New Year episode and he then shows up the special feature. Shoutout to Keenan's mom for making us a Bacardi Rum Bundt Cake & Shoutout to RuebStar for sending us #AlienGang hoodies and shirts! We then jump in resolutions for the year as well. Eastbay magazine has shut down. We reminisce about having the magazine and it being a big part of our childhood and never ordering anything from it. (10:40) Southwest Airline cancelled their flights and had a lot of people stranded at the airport. It was partly due to an incoming storm and Southwest has a a point to point flying operation. Because of this it causes the other airlines & rental cars to price gouge. (17:41) We recap 2022... RIP Takeoff; R Kelly got knocked; the return to office for most of the remote workforce; and inflation kicked ass in 22... And the Queen died... (31:28) We then discuss New Year plans and resolutions for the upcoming year. (46:40)

Transforming Trauma
Reflecting on a Growing Training Institute with NARM Faculty Brad Kammer, Stefanie Klein, and Marcia Black

Transforming Trauma

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 48:04


Transforming Trauma is kicking off 2023 with NARM Faculty Brad Kammer, Stefanie Klein, and Marcia Black exploring the past year's challenges, learnings, successes, and growth. Part of building an intentional organization committed to healing complex trauma is taking the time for self-reflection, self-awareness, and relational sharing about learning and challenges — but also pausing to celebrate the successes.  Looking back on 2022, the NARM Faculty feels an overwhelming sense of gratitude and appreciation for the whole NARM community, from the heartful way participants are showing up in the trainings, to the enthusiastic support for the NARM Book release, to all the different learning events and opportunities for being together. About the NARM Faculty: Brad Kammer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor and has worked in the field of trauma for over 20 years. As a NARM Trainer and Training Director, Brad is passionate about contributing to the growing trauma-informed movement. He is also the co-author of The Practical Guide for Healing Developmental Trauma. Stefanie Klein is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has spent 22 years in her Los Angeles private practice. As a NARM Trainer and Assistant Training Director, Stefanie is excited to share the NARM approach with anyone looking to have more ease and efficacy in their practice. Marcia Black is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and has been in private practice for over 35 years in San Francisco and the East Bay area, specializing in treating complex and developmental trauma and other psychological conditions. As a NARM Faculty Member, Marcia is dedicated to supporting not only the participants' development, but also the Trainers and Institute as a whole. Learn More: What is NARM? NARM Books NARM Trainings To read the full show notes and discover more resources visit https://www.narmtraining.com/podcast *** NARM Training Institute https://www.NARMtraining.com View upcoming trainings: https://narmtraining.com/schedule Join the Inner Circle: https://narmtraining.com/online-learning/inner-circle Sign up for a free preview of The NARM Inner Circle Online Membership Program: https://www.narmtraining.com/freetrial *** The NARM Training Institute provides tools for transforming complex trauma through: in-person and online trainings for mental health care professionals; in-person and online workshops on complex trauma and how it interplays with areas like addiction, parenting, and cultural trauma; an online self-paced learning program, the NARM Inner Circle; and other trauma-informed learning resources.   We want to connect with you! Facebook @NARMtraining YouTube Instagram @thenarmtraininginstitute

Bulture Podcast
What's The Biggest Reason You Gave Up On Your Goals?Ep213

Bulture Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 143:08


Do you Drees more sexy during NYE vs Halloween? Imagine your husband or wife posting half naked pic to tell everybody they single now Quando Rondo spent $40,000 on his girlfriend's Christmas gift and she didn't get him anything WOW! Drake denies accusations that he flew a woman out and then kicked her out Gervonta Davis Accuser Takes Back Allegations Gervonta Davis and the mother of his children intend to go into counseling. In the leaked audio that's making its round around the internet, Tory Lanez repeatedly apologizes to Kelsey Harris and admits to being “too drunk.” Quavo Seen For The First Time Since Takeoff's Funeral At Diddy's Party Meek Mill's Phone Stolen On Ghana Trip Future Listed As The Only Artist To Remain On Billboard Charts For Every Week In 2022 Rubi Rose says she's going viral for her music next year instead of her looks LaKeith Stanfield's Baby Mama's Blasted Him In Old Tweets YSL's Tick Takes Plea Deal, Claims Young Thug Was Mad He Didn't Beat Or Shoot Victim YSL member Trontavious Stephens takes plea deal in Young Thug RICO case. He faced 20 years on the racketeering count. He received 10 years, with 2 years time served & 8 years on probation. He will now be released. Ice Spice's New Single Has Her “in ha mood” The song isn't on DSPs just yet, but the New York native did drop it on YouTube after seeing how much TikTok is loving it. “Kill Bill” quickly became a standout on the SZA's second studio album. Hooters is shutting down and “rebranding” certain locations after new study shows that millennials “aren't that into boobs” Memphis rapper Gangsta Boo, of Three 6 Mafia, has passed away at the age of 43. Fan gets GloRilla tattoo Starting today it is a felony in Missouri to sleep on state-owned land, like under overpasses and bridges. You will be fined $750 & 15 days in jail. Starting today Virginia is cutting taxes on groceries and personal hygiene products. The new law will end the state's 1.5% sales tax on groceries. Starting today! You can legally have a concealed gun in public without a gun license or training in Georgia and Alabama as long as you aren't a felon! Young Thug's dad says if Young Thug is offered a plea deal he shouldn't take it. “He's not guilty of a lot of things they're accusing him of” Fivio Foreign speaks on video of him dancing with Asian Doll: “A n**** can't dance with his friend this world demonic” Barbara Walters, trailblazing television news broadcaster and longtime ABC News anchor has died at 93 Boosie responds to Soulja Boy saying he's the last straight rapper: “you know who stand on business” Charleston White is currently selling “Gunna Tell” t-shirts California is the first U.S. state to BAN the sale of fur, effective this Sunday on January 1st, 2023! Florida rapper “JIT” is receiving backlash for taking his noodles with him after being released & not leaving his commissary for hungry inmates. Miami man who bought Lamborghini with PPP loan found guilty of 9 counts of wire fraud, money laundering and aggravated identity theft. He now faces 20 years or more in prison after turning down plea deal popular sneaker magazine Eastbay will be closing at the end of this month The New York Times names Kendrick Lamar as the "greatest" rapper of this generation As of January 1st phone calls from California prisoners are free. The “keep families connected” act, Senate Bill 1008, was signed into law by Governor Mannie Fresh recently reflected on experiencing "cyberbullying" after the release of "Vax That Thang Up." Robert Griffin III left ESPN's broadcast of the College Football Playoff after being told his wife was going into labor. Sent from my iPhone

Grab A Glass With David Thomas
God Is The Greatest

Grab A Glass With David Thomas

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 11:34


On this episode of ‘Grab A Glass', DT discusses the holidays, the soft life, and making room for new things in 2023.

KPFA - Law & Disorder w/ Cat Brooks
Artist Resistance in Residence: Andrea Prichett

KPFA - Law & Disorder w/ Cat Brooks

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 31:39


The mission of law & disorder is to expose, agitate and build a new world where all of us can thrive. But how do we get there? How do we build a world many of us have only seen in our dreams? That's where we believe the artists come in. So, each week we feature an artist, holding down a weekly residency with us, helping us to imagine a different, more liberated world. This week's Resistance in Residence artist is singer, songwriter, and longtime East Bay justice activist Andrea Prichett. Andrea is also musically known for being one third of the nationally recognized folk trio “rebecca riots”, but she's preparing now for the release party for her long-awaited solo album, called the Frame. The album's release event is on Thursday, January 5th, at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley. Learn more about Andrea Prichett on her website: http://www.andreaprichett.com/ —- Subscribe to this podcast: https://plinkhq.com/i/1637968343?to=page Get in touch: lawanddisorder@kpfa.org Follow us on socials @LawAndDis: https://twitter.com/LawAndDis; https://www.instagram.com/lawanddis/ The post Artist Resistance in Residence: Andrea Prichett appeared first on KPFA.

The Goodelife
The Goodelife 67: Values Are The Biggest Distraction

The Goodelife

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2022 161:54


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!! Last pod of the year. First we want to thank everyone for tuning in with us week to week, and we hope y'all continue this journey with us into 2023 as we enter our second year in the game. We officially kick it off by getting into our sports takes early (7:38). The Mavs with comeback of the decade, Tom Brady still potentially Playoff bound. Another round of Jammin & Eijay arguing over conflict resolution (26:45). Eastbay shutting down stores (46:20). Final thoughts on the current results of the Meg/Tory trial (52:26). We weigh in on Amber Rose & Murda Mook's interesting back and forth (1:14:48). Jammin claims our values are a distraction? (1:40:06) Round 2 of the Amber Rose/Murda Mook situation (1:51:00). The Government doesn't want you to have sex? (2:06:00). Yo This Episode wild, come thru and peep and catch us at the top of the year coming back with the winners of the first ever “Goodies”!! As Always, we appreciate your support, and hope to see you back here with us next year! Socials https://www.instagram.com/thegoodelifepod https://twitter.com/thegoodelifepod https://www.tiktok.com/@thegoodelifepod The Vibe Check https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-vibe-check/id1639141944

Steve Tavares Is Angry Podcast
2022 Wrap-up: Post-gender era in East Bay politics and the Modern American man

Steve Tavares Is Angry Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2022 69:58


The end of the year is near. We take a look back at some of year's highlights in East Bay politics and lowlights. Bryan Azevedo's comedy, election upsets, troubles at the Registrar of Voters office and Fremont, and much more. We hand out our first annual Insidey awards and look forward to 2023. A recession perhaps on the horizon? 

Oscar Mike
127. Girlfriends and Funeral Homes

Oscar Mike

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 64:45


2G and CTK recap their holidays, discuss Circa Football Survivor, how to get a free car rental upgrade, and wait until you hear how 2G's dad once introduced a college girlfriend to his family.

Henry Lake
Are the Vikings being disrespected, a sneaker giant shutting down, and Matthew Coller

Henry Lake

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 35:56


Henry Lake and Chris Tubbs wonder if the perception the Vikings are being disrespected is reality, the end of Eastbay, and Matthew Coller from Purple Insider on Packer week.

The Social Guys
The Social Guys EP54 - PLAYOFFS! with Dobie

The Social Guys

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 133:47


Join us for EP54 with Dustin Dobie as we dive into the playoff talk around our beloved Ohio State Buckeyes and the Michigan Wolverines for the two holiday matchups on the board for New Years Eve. We also cover some quick current trending news like bad surgeons, Deadpool 3, Eastbay closing, JJ Watt retiring, and the UFC betting scandal!

GirlChatSports
Ep 311: Raiders bench Carr, Battle of the Bay, a Husky Alamo the King of fútbol, so long Eastbay & #JordanYearNewYear

GirlChatSports

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 72:51


It's the end of 2022, and Mo & Mel are excited to see what 2023 brings, aka #JordanYear to Mel. And with the end of 2022, brings more #sportsnews! The Las Vegas Raiders, announced that #DerekCarr will officially be benched for the rest of the season, right before the infamous & highly anticipated #BattleOfTheBay on New Year day! What does this mean? Is Carr the real problem? Mo offers up her opinion on the matter about her team. The King of fútbol/soccer is gone, and the ladies show the respects to #Pele. Plus a recap of the INSANE snow in Buffalo, that the Bills returned too, and the unfortunate deaths of so many in the Buffalo area due to the storm. Remember the #Eastbay catelog? Well sadly, it will be ending at the end of the year, #RIPEastbay . And what is this about Terrell Owens wanting back in the NFL? Oh boy. Plus #GervontaDavis back in the news for DV and gambling Jets assistant coach suspended. #NFL Week 17 is upon us, the season almost over, and Mel is keeping hope alive that some way her #Seahawks will get a playoff spot. The #NBA is really showing out, between Luka's history making triple double, Aaron Gordon's slam dunk & the (almost) Malice in the Palace part 2. The ladies of course bring more #SneakerDrops and #GirlPower to share. We are #LIVE on Facebook LIVE each Wednesday through the GirlChatSports YouTube & Facebook & Twitter pages. Miss the LIVE show? Don't worry, #Subscribe to our YouTube or we can also be found on your favorite podcast app through our LinkTree link https://linktr.ee/girlchatsports. GirlChatSports is always looking for businesses or products to partner up with, send us an email, let's connect! We can't wait to hear from you! #Subscribe #Listen #Follow #Like & #Share Reach out to us on Social Media (Instagram & Twitter) or email GirlChatSports@gmail.com to give us your feedback and any topics you would like to have addressed. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/girlchatsports/support

Awsomology
End of 2022 Q&A With Nick

Awsomology

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 57:16


From strategy to budgeting to who they'd play in a fantasy biopic, we covered a lot of ground to cap the year off right. What questions would you have asked if you had the chance? Extra Awesome for you to check out: Charlie sees his new Spiderman kicks for the first timeLearn about this breakthrough in nuclear fusion energyWatch Wednesday on NetflixQuick! Get over to Eastbay.com and get some deals before they're gone!!

TECKnical Foul Podcast
Episode 275: We Old

TECKnical Foul Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 104:06


During this week's holiday episode we made some Week 17 NFL predictions, discussed if Nathaniel Hackett's firing was warranted, wondered if the Bucks recent losing streak showed flaws in their roster, said goodbye to Eastbay and reflected on 2022. Best wishes to you and yours as we enter into 2023. Blow the Whistle Victims: n/a Catch the show LIVE on YouTube every Tuesday around 6:30pm CT. Get at us: https://linktr.ee/TECKFoul

Show & Vern
HR 3 – Chiefs are trending up at the right time

Show & Vern

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 43:47


- Is Derek Carr out in Vegas? - Eastbay closing its doors - Sean Payton hypothetical - Random Question of the Day

Bitch Talk
BItch Talk's 2022 Year in Review Extravaganza

Bitch Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 38:57


Welcome to Bitch Talk's official 2022 year in review! We go over our favorite interviews, interesting things we learned about each other while Basic Bitching, and the return guests that make our year complete. We also share which episode "some people" call Erin's best interview, which guest was almost too hot to handle, and the magic of "perm talk". Thank you for hanging with us through the highs and lows of a truly crazy year, we'll see you on the flip side. Cheers!Thanks for listening and for your support! We couldn't have reached 700 episodes without your help! --Be well, stay safe, Black Lives Matter, AAPI Lives Matter, and abortion is normal.--SUPPORT US HERE!Subscribe to our channel on YouTube for behind the scenes footage!Rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts!Visit our website! www.bitchtalkpodcast.comFollow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Listen every other Thursday 9:30 - 10 am on BFF.FMPOWERED BY GO-TO Productions 

The Kevin Jackson Show
Ep. 22-424 - Jesus Reigns In The Kansas Senate

The Kevin Jackson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 38:40


In this episode, Minister Joe Wright brought to the new session of the Kansas Senate a true coming to Jesus moment. Hunter Biden's high-powered legal defense team doesn't come cheap... who's paying that bill?

Bernstein & McKnight Show
RIP Eastbay (Hour 1)

Bernstein & McKnight Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 39:48


Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi opened their show by catching up before welcoming on Adam Hoge of CHGO to discuss the latest Bears and NFL storylines.

Morning  Juice
Morning Juice December 28, 2022

Morning Juice

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 123:40


Beam & Tito co-hosting. We heard from the offensive side of the ball for Ohio St ahead of the Peach Bowl. Bill Bender joined us to preview the CFP. The Broncos think they can fix Russell Wilson. We heard from Chris Holtmann ahead of tomorrow's Alabama A&M game. Matt Andrews joined us to talk OSU women's hoops and the Georgia game. Eastbay is closing its doors. Michael Bennett jumped on to look ahead to the Peach Bowl.

Pardon The Punctuation | A Cincinnati Sports Podcast

Aaron, Ed, and Jeff are joined by Clay Snowden to discuss the Cincinnati Bengals win over the New England Patriots, preview the Buffalo Bills playing the Cincinnati Bengals, and look ahead to the Cincinnati Reds season (because where else are you gonna go?).

Banging The Can
Carlos Correa's Free Agency Fiasco, J. J. Watt's Retirement

Banging The Can

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 33:42


Ross Bolen discusses Carlos Correa's free agency fiasco, J. J. Watt's retirement announcement, the Texans win over the Titans, Luka Dončić's historic night, James Harden's potential return to the Rockets, and the end of Eastbay. Support our sponsor: RocketMoney.com/BTC to save money + cancel unwanted subscriptions with ease! Presented by Bolen Media

Hard Factor
Can the Frozen-Over Canal in Indy Support a Car? Local Woman Finds Out | 12.28.22

Hard Factor

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 68:20


Did you know Indianapolis has a canal system downtown? Did you know that during winter months the canals are known to freeze over? Did you know if you're hammered on a holiday a frozen canal can be easily mistaken for a shiny road? (00:00:35) Intro + Leads United Potential regulation (00:03:30) Special Guest on the show + daycare shenanigans ☕ Cup of Coffee in the Big Time☕ (00:06:10) Joke of the day: Tiger Woods (00:06:45) Joke of the day: Pigeon Sex + ‘Still f*cking that chicken?' (00:08:15) Southwest airlines chaos (00:13:30) Economy: Manufacturing downturn (00:15:05) iPhone Crash detection is f'd: it's now going off at ski resorts (00:18:40) Russia's second richest person ‘falls out window' at luxury hotel (00:21:40) George Santos finally came out...and said the truth

Love Being A Dad
Frank Grijalva

Love Being A Dad

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 61:18 Transcription Available


Frank came through the California system as a child adopted into a family challenged with mental health and substance abuse issues. Raised in the East Bay area of Northern California Frank attended 9 different schools in his first 9 years. Raised in a challenging home in a challenging environment both geographically and historically, Frank has a unique perspective that translates for many of our most traumatized communities, families and children. Frank negotiated his way into the military and his first professional training was as a special warfare diver attached to the Marine Mammal program of the United States Navy where he spent 8 years honing behavior modification skills, stress management and understanding the dynamics of nonverbal communication. Later, as a stay at home dad for 2 kids and a student of psychology he became aware of and struggled with development, his own trauma exposure, and behavioral progressions and sequencing. This led to a journey of self-exploration and an academic focus on psychological trauma. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

Bob, Groz and Tom
Hour 2: Bob Condotta

Bob, Groz and Tom

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 41:03


 Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times // Four Down Territory: 1st Down: What's one stat that stands out from Saturday's loss to Kansas City?  2nd Down: The retirement of JJ Watt has you thinking about another, unrelated player and his own legacy in the NFL. Who is, and why did Watt remind you of this controversial player?  3rd Down: Would you still go defense at pick No 2?  4th Down: Who will have the biggest test against the Jets? // The Timeline Patrick Star roasted Russell Wilson's Christmas day performance on Nickelodeon, Pitt football players were rescued on the side of the road by UTEP head basketball coach Joe Golding after they were stranded on their way to El Paso for the Sun Bowl , Legendary sporting goods magazine “Eastbay” will cease operations at the end of 2022 // WHAT CAUGHT MY EYE See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KPFA - The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays
Senate passes massive $1.7 trillion spending bill, now headed to the House; Jan 6 Committee releases dozens of transcripts ahead of final report; Oakland signs on to plan to establish a public bank

KPFA - The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 59:58


Comprehensive coverage of the day's news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. The Senate passes a massive 1.7 trillion dollar spending plan to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year. The January 6 Committee releases dozens of witness transcripts, making public for the first time former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson's account of the pressure campaign waged by Trump allies, urging her to “stay loyal” when she testified. Thousands of flights are canceled and homeless shelters are overflowing as a monster storm with potential blizzard conditions bears down on much the country. Russian President Vladimir Putin dismisses the importance of the U.S. pledge to send Patriot missiles to Ukraine. Oakland signs on to a plan to establish a Public Bank of the East Bay. It would be only the second in the nation. And Japan adopts an aggressive plan to pursue nuclear energy – 11 years after it turned away from nuclear power following the devastating Fukushima reactor meltdown. Image: US Capitol Building by Wally Gobetz via Flickr The post Senate passes massive $1.7 trillion spending bill, now headed to the House; Jan 6 Committee releases dozens of transcripts ahead of final report; Oakland signs on to plan to establish a public bank appeared first on KPFA.

Bitch Talk
Actor Jeff Hiller of HBO's Somebody Somewhere

Bitch Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 33:56


Jeff Hiller plays one of our favorite characters (Joel) on one of our favorite shows (HBO's Somebody Somewhere), so this interview is something of a love fest! We discuss the significance of his character, the complicated nature of religion, and how he deals with the  pressure of singing alongside co-star and icon Bridget Everett. He also teaches us the secret to acting in an episode of Law and Order,  and gives us some things to look forward to for season 2 of Somebody Somewhere. He is a breath of fresh air and a warm blanket on a cold night. Enjoy!--Thanks for listening and for your support! We couldn't have reached 700 episodes without your help! --Be well, stay safe, Black Lives Matter, AAPI Lives Matter, and abortion is normal.--SUPPORT US HERE!Subscribe to our channel on YouTube for behind the scenes footage!Rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts!Visit our website! www.bitchtalkpodcast.comFollow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Listen every other Thursday 9:30 - 10 am on BFF.FMPOWERED BY GO-TO Productions 

Heartland Stories
Antonio Roman-Alcalá: Strategies for Changing the Food System

Heartland Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 28:58


Antonio Roman-Alcalá is an educator, researcher, writer, and organizer based in Berkeley, California who has worked on issues of sustainable food systems for nearly 20 years. Antonio is currently an Assistant Professor at California State University, East Bay teaching Geography and Environmental Studies. Previously, he co-founded San Francisco's Alemany Farm, the San Francisco Urban Agriculture Alliance, and the California Food Policy Council, and his 2010 documentary film, “In Search of Good Food”, can be viewed free online. Currently, Antonio maintains the blog www.antidogmatist.com, the North American Agroecology Organizing Project. Tune in to learn more about: The story on how he became involved in food systems; His 2010 documentary film “In Search of Good Food”; His PhD dissertation “Histories of Othering, Practices of Solidarity, and Prospects for Emancipatory Convergence Among California's Food and Farming Movements in Times of Resurgent Rightwing Power”; Five practical strategies for those who work to change the food systems.  To learn more about Antonio, go to his blog www.antidogmatist.com. 

THE WONDER: Science-Based Paganism
Winter Solstice/Yule/Midwinter 2022!

THE WONDER: Science-Based Paganism

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 41:10 Transcription Available


Remember, we welcome comments, questions and suggested topics at thewonderpodcastQs@gmail.com   S3E43 TRANSCRIPT:----more----   Mark: Welcome back to the Wonder Science-Based Paganism. I'm your host, mark,  Yucca: and I'm the other one, Yucca.  Mark: And today we are talking about all things related to the winter solstice and youe. Happy Yule, everyone, or whatever you choose to call it. Yep. Happy solstice. Yucca: It's it's amazing that we're here already. I think we say that about every holiday. Really? Yeah. But we,  Mark: we do, we just can't believe we're getting older. Is is what's happening here?  Yucca: Yeah. Well, December thing seems like it just started and yet here we are already. So, yeah. But speaking of that, this is something that we've been doing for a really long. I think that's a good segue into our first section here is let's talk about what this holiday is because it's based on something very real. This isn't just a day that we randomly assigned some random meaning to. It's something that humans. all over the world have been observing as far as we can tell, for thousands and thousands of years. Yes.  Mark: Yes. The, I, I just learned of a new New to me, archeological find in the wheelchair plane, which is where Stonehenge is and so forth. There was apparently a gold plate found with a a v incised on it, a large v, and the V is exactly 82 degrees. The angle is 82 degrees, which is the difference between the summer solstice and the winter solstice on the. Hmm. So apparently this plate was. used as kind of a portable observatory in a way where you could shoot the sun on the summer solstice and say, okay, well it's gonna be over there on the winter solstice. I mean, for all we know, it might have been an engineering tool used to help build stone head . Yeah. Because Stonehenge lines up perfectly with the winter solstice, right? With the sun rising on the winter  Yucca: solstice. Right. And that, that kind of structure, something that we see again all over the world, we see that in the Americas and in Eurasia and, and really all over. That's right. And sometimes it's the winter solta, sometimes it's the summer. But it's the same ideas that we have been paying attention to. What the, the relationship between where the sun is in our sky or the it's apparent position and what that means to the rest of the ecosystem that we're in. It'd be very important to.  Mark: Right. Yeah. Right. I mean, we were talking about this before we recorded. I mean, in the, in the case of the wintertime where food is becoming very scarce, not only that, but there are fewer hours in the day to go look for it. Mm-hmm. so. You know, noticing when the hours were going to start to get longer again would be a really big deal in terms of your survival. As we get later into history, we see that this is the time when all of the, the harvest that had not been preserved in some way by pickling or drying or smoking or salting or, you know, whatever. Had to be eaten because things were starting to go bad. Mm-hmm. . And we need to get all those calories into ourselves so that we can survive the lean months coming up before eggs start to become available. And some of the earliest greens start coming up and the lambs start being born and all that kind of stuff. Mm-hmm. , right? Yeah. . So it's a time That is it. It has kind of an internal paradox in it, right? It's the time to have a big party and eat a lot. So it's a time to get together, celebrate with our loved ones, share food, share, drink, share company in, and sort of keep that light alive through the darkest time of the year. But it's also confronting the fact that things are gonna get tough. coming up in the next few months. These, these are not gonna be a lot of fun. So this is sort of the last hurrah in a way. Mm-hmm. , before we get to some very, you know, before the advent of modern supply chains and agriculture, these were times when things, things can get pretty  Yucca: dicey. Yeah. It's what you've been preparing for all. . Right. Really? Yeah. Right. This is what you've been cutting the wood for all year. Mm-hmm. , this is what you've been raising the food for. This is, this is it, right? Yeah. To  Mark: get through this gap Yeah. Of the next couple of months, next three months, you know, depending on where you are, maybe even longer. Mm-hmm. , that. Where the natural world is not going to produce easily available food for you. Mm-hmm. . And you've gotta rely on your stores. And I mean, that's an inherently anxiety producing phenomenon, right? Watching your stores get lower and lower and lower every day as you eat to survive. And trying to kind of eyeball, well, are we gonna. are we gonna make it to the season when the birds are laying eggs and we can start to get some calories?  Yucca: Right? So it has that, all of that around it. And I think there's also a bit of in a celebration of the darkness as well, right? Yes. There's a celebration of the light in the darkness, but also that. Quiet darkness. This is, we haven't done an episode on the dark in a few years. We did a few years back. I think that might be one we should revisit. That's true in the next couple months while we are still in this dark period. And the, in the importance of that quietness and that time of reflection and that time of the waiting and the rest, that really comes with the dark of the year. Right. And that's the. The time around the solstice is quite literally the darkest time of the year if you aren't lighting it up with, with artificial lights, right? Mm-hmm. .  Mark: Yeah. And when you think about it in kind of grand cosmological terms The darkness is the source that the light kind of blooms out of, right? Mm-hmm. , I mean, we start, we, we start with an incredible burst of explosive light, but very quickly everything cools off and we have this sea of undifferentiated particles at first, but as stars begin to kindle, light begins to come back into that darkness, and so it becomes, , it becomes a, a powerful metaphor for how things are born in darkness. Mm-hmm. and, and then evolve into the the waking world. The daylight world, yeah.  Yucca: Hmm. Well, let's talk a little bit about how, what, what that means to us personally as pagans. What is that in our practice?  Mark: Sure. Would you like to go first?  Yucca: Sure. So we use the framework of the wheel of the year in our household and the winter solstice. This is the time where we're, we're thinking about those things that we've just been talking about. But we also, this is when we're honoring the forests as. So there's a lot of, of imagery for us and smells and things like that that have to do with the forest, especially the evergreen forest. And this also happens smack in the middle of just. So many holidays, , there are just so many holidays this week that we're going into. I don't know how my kids are gonna make it through all the holidays because we have the solstice happening right in the middle. The Hanukkah starts . So we're recording this Saturday. So Sunday night, Hanukkah starts. So they'll do that on my side with their softa. They'll do Christmas with their grandmother on the other side. And it's just this, this, all of this activity and bustling and just the celebration and the, you don't have  Mark: an aluminum pole for celebrating Festivus.  Yucca: You know, we don't, but I think that if I suggested that to my partner that it would show up , I'm pretty sure it would, we would have it. But the, the solstice itself in the middle of all of that is a if. , we, we do secular Christmas and solstice is separate for us. Mm-hmm. than that is. Although on the other side of the year we do do presents with summer solstice as well, but the, the presents are, are Christmas presents. But the, the solstice is more of a moment of reflection. Right. It's a, we'll wake up and watch the sunrise and watch the sunset and be. And spend a little bit of time going out. We'll run out if there's snow, we'll run outside barefoot in our little barefoot feet and come back in and sit in front of the fire and, and have that kind of reflective moment that you were talking about earlier. That that reflection that, that comes along with this time of year that I think is something that isn't really emphasized in the secular. Approach to this time of year.  Mark: So, yeah, I agree. I agree. I, sorry to interrupt you. Oh no. Please, please jump  Yucca: in. Yeah.  Mark: I mean, obviously the commercialization of the holidays has meant that. it's become very much around stuff and accumulation of stuff, purchasing of stuff, distribution of stuff as well as lots of, you know, rich food and drink. Mm-hmm. , , and that seems to be MO and family, certainly family is a theme. Mm-hmm. , you know, for, you know, people gathering together, at least in the ideal mm-hmm. Conceptualization. But it is true that the whole. I'll, I'll come at this a little bit sideways. I'm, I'm an, I'm a singer and I'm, I've done a lot of singing of early music, medieval and renaissance music, and a great deal of what that, what the liturgical music of that period is about. And of course, it's all Christian. Mm-hmm. , but it's this, it's this contemplation of the great mystery, right. The. The incredible thing that happened that, you know, where God made Mary pregnant mm-hmm. and, and it's a contemplative thing. It's a, it's, you know, sort of trying to grasp the mind of God in a way. Mm-hmm. , I think we, pagans have something very similar. We, we naturalistic non-theistic pagans since we're not thinking about gods at this time. Right.  Yucca: If some, some people do have this as the birth of of whoever their God is that, you know. Right. That is part of some pagan paths. Yeah. Yes.  Mark: But I do think that in our tradition, This is the time of year when the natural world comes as close as it ever does to stopping. because of the cold temperatures, everything slows way, way down. And what is implicit or potential for the coming cycle is only just starting to be conceived. Mm-hmm. And that's something that we can, can meditate on as naturalistic pagans. As atheopagan, because we can focus on what. Imagining for the coming cycle, what we're aspiring to in the coming year? For many of us, this is the winter solstice is the beginning of the new year. Mm-hmm. , that's how I consider it. And so in many ways it's this sort of birth moment and at births we, we have a lot of dreams. for, for our children. We have a, a lot of things that we hope for for them. We wish them the best and we have pictures in our minds about what that might work out to be. And I think that that can be true of the coming cycle of the year as well. Mm-hmm. ? Yeah. So. . But you were talking about celebrating the forests and the evergreens particularly and the millions of holidays.  Yucca: Yes. So, so  Mark: many, so, mm-hmm. . So at, at a deeper level, what, what does this, what does this holiday mean to you, Yucca? What does it, what does it encourage you to do in your practice? Yucca: This really is, this is a time. of reflection and being and I know you were just talking about the dreaming portion, but for me, that comes a, that comes a little bit later in winter. Oh, this is more of a, just being in the now. Here we are. I'm not, I'm not getting ready for anything now. Right. Got ready for the winter. The winter is here. The wood is stacked. The, the, our water tanks are full. The our pantry's full and now, and in my work cycle too. You know, I just taught my last class for the semester. I'm not teaching well for, I do have some international classes, but I'm not teaching any of the, the North American kids until we're back in the, the new Year. Right. So it's like, uh, no, I just get to be, just to hang out, to be, to exist, to kind of look at what, where, where I am right now, really just take stock, not in a. Planning for the future, because that will come, right? Yes. But how, but I can't really plan for the future until I'm very clear with where am I at right now? And that's just what's mm-hmm. like on emotional level. And of course there's the practical too of, you know, don't, don't go to the grocery store without checking what's in your fridge first, you know, . So, but, so that's on a, but take that and. To for life. But this is like on an emotional level. So that's emotionally what we're doing. But that theme also, you're talking about a family and just, just enjoying life right now. You know, it's really about that. Just enjoying, and here we are and you know, this is what we  Mark: got. That's, that's great. And, and as you mentioned it, it's, you know, I, I, I feel, I guess that I do a lot of the same. I mean, it's a time to enjoy the pretty lights and the holiday traditions and. not particularly to do work. Mm-hmm. or or even much planning for the future. When I, when I talk about dreaming and imagination, it, that's a very pre-planning Yes. Sort of state. It's just really sort of blue skying. Kind of what, what can we imagine possibly happening over the course of the next year? Yucca: Right. think of it kind of like still being under the blankets in the early morning. Mm-hmm. , right? Where you haven't really started to make your list of, okay, what do I actually have to do for the day? But you're kind of in that like, oh, here I am, I'm okay. I'm awake when I'm in the soft blankets. Just thinking about everything. Dreaming about everything. Huh.  Mark: Yes. Warm and comfortable, which is so much a, an aspect of of what this holiday is supposed to be about. Mm-hmm. , , know, so many of the rituals that we do for Yule or mid-winter or, you know, whatever you call it, the winter solstice, have to do with experiencing cold and darkness. Mm-hmm. for a while, just to really kind of rub it in, make sure that we Yeah. That we know, you know, what's really going on out there and just how harsh and and bleak, it can really be out there. And then bringing that light back into the home, back into where it's warm and sheltered and the wind doesn't get to you, and the precipitation doesn't fall on you. And coming back into warmth and comfort again. Mm-hmm. .  Yucca: Yeah. Hmm. So what are, what is it for you? .  Mark: Well, let me see. To start with yes, there certainly is a flurry of holidays and we do have an aluminum pole on the 23rd. On the 23rd, we erect the aluminum pole and air our grievances in, in the time honored tradition of the Seinfeld Festivus. Mm-hmm. . It's just so funny and we happen to have this old floor lamp with. Upright, that's a pole, so we just couldn't resist doing it every year. . But we do a lot of the, the sort of Christmasy yule traditions, like a yule tree and eating well and Let me correct that. Eating, eating richly heavily. Yeah. Heavily. Yeah. Richly not necessarily. Well, although ne mayo's pretty good about making me eat my vegetables. . The, but the time of year, there's a, there's a. It's ironic because for many people this is a very stressful time of year and they feel the tremendous pressure to buy things for everyone and to deal with the financial stress of that and to do all those things. We don't do gifts. . We would, if we had children in our lives, we would give them to children because it's really unfair to ask them to watch all of their peers getting gifts at this time of year and not getting any themselves. That would just be cruel. Right.  Yucca: Oh, and especially if, if the, the peers are doing the Santa thing where like, it's a magical, it's a magical being who's bringing you these gifts, you know? And, and you know why I Marcos next door, get a, you know, this, the. PS five or whatever they're on. I don't know what they're on now. Right. Why do they get that? You know, and, and you know, this magical being can't even bring me anything. Yeah. Or, you know, he brings me socks. Although socks are fantastic. We're big sock  Mark: fans here. Yeah. Boy, I, I love socks. . So, so because we don't do gifts, we're not really under those kinds of pressures and. Work stuff fades away because the whole. Commercial world other than retail, kind of takes a breath around this time. Mm-hmm. . Although that's certainly not true for many of the nonprofits that I've worked for, which are cranking out services like crazy for people who desperately need them. Yucca: Sure. Yeah. Because people, people need housing and food and medical care and all, you know, that doesn't, in fact, much of that when it comes to medical care and things like that, that increases during the wintertime. Yes,  Mark: it does. It does. Yeah. Yeah. So, but we just enjoy doing all of our traditions and having time to, as you say, just kind of be in the moment of the season enjoying our circumstances and enjoying We, we still have a few trees that have beautiful leaves on them. Most of them are bare by now, but some of the very late changing ones are just kind of coming into their colors now. Mm-hmm. , And we've had a few rainstorms come through, which are always a delight to hear on the roof and go out and feel on your skin. Watching the sky a lot. Mars and Jupiter have been brilliant recently. Wow. Yeah. And,  Yucca: So many meteors  Mark: too. Yes. Yeah. I, I heard that there were a lot of geminis. I, I didn't go look for them, but I heard that they, there were a lot of meteors. Yeah,  Yucca: we spotted a couple, but it gets down into the single digits or the teens at night for us here. And Uhhuh, then Fahrenheit, so. We, we limit the amount of outside time at, in the early morning ?  Mark: I would think so. Yeah. I mean, our our low temperatures have been mid twenties. Mm-hmm. . So not, not too bad. Bad for the plants outside, but not so bad for for but not, not nearly as bad as single digits. Yeah. So, and it's also because there is that sort of generalized. Cultural agreement that we're all going to do this together now. Mm-hmm. , what in, in whatever flavor that might happen to be, there are a lot more opportunities to see friends and so forth. I was mentioning before we recorded I have six Yu gatherings this year. We did quite a few Saturday. We did the Saturday Zoom mixer, Yule ritual this morning. I'm going to meet with my ritual circle this evening. Then tomorrow the Northern California atheopagan Affinity Group meets. And then after that I'm going to The, the gathering of the Spark Collective, which is a ritual collective that I used to work with a lot in the East Bay east Bay area, San Francisco region, and then on Wednesday, The Solstice, the local Unitarian, the solstice itself, the local Unitarian Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans group. is doing a winter solstice as well, that I have a roll in and then I'll come home and naia and I will build a Yu log and burn it and do a bunch of our things. So, Six distinct celebrations and I'm, I think I'll feel thoroughly ued by the time it's all over.  Yucca: Yeah, that is, that's quite a lot. So, Hmm. And we were just talking about the actual time of the solstice itself. So in, I'm in Mountain, so on Wednesday, that's 2 47. So for Pacific for you, that's 1 47. 47. Yeah. Yeah. And we like to set the, in our house, we set the alarm. And it's nice when it happens in the middle of the day. And when it goes off, then we'll all cheer because sometimes it does not happen in the middle of the day. Sometimes it happens at three in the morning and you gotta wake everyone up to go, whoa, , and go back to sleep . But that's a fun thing to do, especially if you've got, if you've got kiddos, but I think kids of any age, sure, then enjoy that.  Mark: Absolutely. I think if I were going to do that and it turned out to be three o'clock in the morning or something, I think I would re combine that with the midnight Margaritas tradition from Practical Magic and do that as well, which is a lot of fun. So, mm-hmm. So where are we? What, what else have we got to talk about here?  Yucca: Well, it's always nice to talk about some suggested ri suggested, ah, that's a hard one. Suggested rituals and you know, kind of little traditions that people can try or share things that we do and see what kind of sparks people's imagin. Mark: Yeah. Okay. Sure. Well, I am very fond of the eLog tradition. I, I think for one thing, I think it's very old. Mm-hmm. . I think the idea of decorating a special log and throwing it onto a bonfire at this time of year is probably something that people have been doing for many, many centuries. . If you don't have a fire pit that you can burn something outdoors in, or a fireplace indoors or a wood stove, you can drill holes in the top of the log and put candles in instead, and let those tapers burn down as a part of your tradition. Mm-hmm. . But I really like to use the bottom part of last Year's Yu Tree. Oh. And. and I saved that for all year. Mm-hmm. . And then we bind it to a piece of split Oakwood so that it's big enough because the, the yield trees are only about three inches. Yeah. Mm-hmm. . So we used Twine to, to bind that to a, a piece of, you know, a third or a quarter of a log and then. Evergreen branches and holly branches and pirate kaha with all the berries and missile toe and all those kinds of things into the, the twine to decorate the, the log. All with natural stuff that will burn. Mm-hmm. . So nothing plastic. and then we write our, our hopes for the coming year on little notes and tuck them underneath the evergreens and so forth. Mm-hmm. . And then we take it out to burn mm-hmm. and let those wishes go skyward to wherever they will. And it just feels like, it feels like setting something in motion. Mm-hmm. , which is. . Just a really lovely feeling, I think.  Yucca: Yeah. That's beautiful. Yeah. I've seen some just beautiful U logs that people have done. Mm-hmm. , it's just a mm-hmm. . That's not something that we've done very much, but it's, it's something that we're interested in. Right. ,  Mark: well, you certainly have the circumstances for it. I mean, you, you, you use firewood for your, for your ordinary fuel, and you've got a fire pit outside and mm-hmm. , you know, all that. Or you could burn it in your hearth if. Do you have a wood stove or  Yucca: is it fire? We, we have a wood stove. But it's got a, a glass front to it so we can Oh, we can see. I like seeing the fire, so every day I clean the sit off of it so that we can see the fire in it. Oh, . So it'd be lovely. Yeah. And we do have the, the pit outside, so, yeah. And all of the firewood stuff is a big part of this, this year, this time of year for us. Right. The kids, I'm sure. That was something that getting ready for the year that we had them do is make the little Kindle bundles. Oh. So as we were getting into fall and, and they're, they're so little right now. There's not really a lot of things that they can do yet to really be uh, Significant contribu contributors to the, like, happenings of a house, right? They're four and six. Sure. But they're, they were great at tying these little bundles of sticks together. And every day when we use one of those little bundles because we also have a greenhouse that heats the house, so we don't have to have the fire going constantly. So we do have, but we'll, we'll run it usually at night. So we start the fire up and we'll use the little bundle of sticks. They, their Kindle bundle and they get to go, oh, here's the, the bundle that I made, and, and they get to, you know, help light that up.  Mark: That's great. That's great. Yeah. I mean, engaging, engaging children in, in the industry of the house. I think is a really wonderful thing. I, I mean, so long as it doesn't turn into an endless list of chores that are just drudgery and, you know, sort of child labor. Mm-hmm. ,  Yucca: Yeah, we don't want like Cinderella type of scenario. . Yeah. .  Mark: But you know, giving them an opportunity to feel like participants in all the stuff that makes the house go, I think is just a really wonderful. Yeah.  Yucca: Well, I think that's really important for, you know, just our sense of, of belonging and port and importance. And I think that that's something that we can extend to when we're talking about the holidays, right? Is that everybody get to have something that they feel that isn't too stressful, right? Because sometimes people don't need more on their plates if they already have a lot to be doing. But something that is important that doesn't just feel. That they get to be part of that, that, that they're responsible for and that, you know, they bring this to the table I think is something lovely to do with them. Yeah. With anyone. Yeah. Absolutely. So one thing , you were just talking about the eLog. One thing that we do is we make a lot of sew it for the animals. Oh. And we have little silicone molds, which are they look like little trees . And, you know, you can, you can find recipes online for Sue it, but it, it's really not that, that hard. Right. You. You know, we use lard or tall and you get your fat and then you mix in your seeds and your berries mm-hmm. and all of that. But we'll make these little ones that, you know, they're a few inches across. Mm-hmm. , and then we'll hang the twine from it. And we had tried putting ornaments in our trees. Before, but the birds just so they attacked the ornaments and it didn't work out. Oh no. So now we're making them the little seit blocks and hanging it up in the tree as our decoration, like our outdoor, that's tree.  Mark: That's great. Yeah, I could see they actually use Mylar tinsel in the vineyards here to help keep birds away because apparently they don't like it. Little flashes of light. They, they, they don't like the little flashes of light. So I can understand why they were attacking the ornaments. Get that thing  Yucca: outta here, . Yeah. Well, and, and we have a lot of bird. We're a little like a bird oasis here, but it was the J's in particular, they were like knocking them down and could see they didn't like 'em at all. So, uh, and I didn't want to put anything like tinsel out cuz I was, I was worried they might try and take that and use it for testing or eat it or choke on it. Right? Yeah. Wanna make sure that there's nothing that would be dangerous to them. . Right. And then I don't want the, those little pieces getting in the wind and mm-hmm. Getting, messing all over the place. So I think whatever our celebrations are, it's important that we're being respectful and responsible to, to all the other life around us. Of course. Yeah. And that's another thing we try and do is, is not by a bunch of junk that is just gonna get thrown out, right? Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm. , . So, so making little things for the gifts, you know, making little clay things and smell this time of year, I think smell any time of year, but I really associate. Some of the smells of like the Cinnamons and like frankincense is another. The cloves. Yeah. All of those are just so wonderful. And the pine, we'll take we'll actually go and take needles cause we have a lot of, of pinon. Pine is the main tree that we've got here. It's like this little pygmy pine and we'll bring in the, the needles from it and sometimes the sap and you put, put that in boiling water on the stove. And you could do this with your, with your kitchen, you know, your electric or or gas stove as well. It doesn't have to be a wood stove. And that just Fills the house with that smell. You can put other things in as well. If you have a little bit of cinnamon from the kitchen or your clothes, any of those, like pumpkin spice ones, those are gonna work really well in, in that. Yeah.  Mark: Nice. Very nice. Yeah. What was I going to say? There was something that went along with that.  Yucca: Was it smells  Mark: or were we back on the birds? No, it, it was back on the birds. Yeah. We, we have a lot of takers for our bird feeders at this time of year too. Mm-hmm. , the, the birds that don't migrate. It's it's not nearly as sparse here as it is where you are, I'm sure. Mm-hmm. , but still we get a lot of customers this time of year. Yeah. We have a regular feeder that we put sunflower seeds in and then we have No. Is it sunflower seeds? Yes. It's sunflower seed pieces. Mm-hmm. . And then we have a hummingbird feeder as well that we put sugar water in.  Yucca: Oh, so you still get hummingbirds this time of year? Mark: We do. Yeah. We have hummingbirds here that don't migrate. Oh, wow. Because it's, it's mild enough that they can, they can take it through the winter. So  Yucca: yeah. Ours are all in Costa r already. Uhhuh ,  Mark: they're, they're long gone. We have, we have pretty large populations of Canada geese here that don't migrate either. They just hang out. Annoy everybody and eat amphibians and do what they do. ,  Yucca: I love birds. Me too, so much. They, they, they give us so much in entertainment. .  Mark: Yes. That's  Yucca: very true. Yeah. We have birds and, and we've got chipmunks that live around here. And on the warmer days, I think the chipmunks, they don't do like a full hibernation here. They, they kind of wake up and come out in the warm days and, and they have like little wars with the, the birds around here. They'll chase each other back and forth and fight over who gets what, you know, what seeds and Oh. And we will also, we have we'll sprout some seeds for. Our animals too. A lot of bird seeded. You can just take it and the same way you would sprout, you know, anything else that you would in the kitchen. You just mm-hmm. , soak it in the water and change the water out every few days. Or you could put it in a little bit of soil and we'd take that out and give them a little bit of green in the winter. Um hmm. And so now we've got, that's. We've got a whole variety of folks who come to visit,  Mark: so probably gives them more sugar too. Once, once the, once the plants germinate, they start generating more sugar, whereas the, the seed is largely fat.  Yucca: Yeah. You know, it's definitely gonna change what the composition is. We'll, we'll do a mix, so not just the sunflower, but like the millet and the all kinds of things for them. Yeah, we like, we, we spoil our birds. , , so  Mark: I'm sure they appreciate it.  Yucca: Oh yeah. But water is actually the most important one. Oh, I understand. Depending on where you live, where we live, water is, is not easy to get. This time of year it might be a little bit different where you are, you're in a wetter, I mean, you're just coming out of your dry season though. But, but giving them fresh water, that's really the tricky fine thing to find this time of year. So that's another one of the kids' jobs is they go out with the you know, we clean out the bowl every day so that we're not letting any, we're not spreading any. Diseases between the animals. So they go out and change the, they bring out a new fresh bowl of water, and then they take in the old one. We wash it up and get it ready to take out for the next day. So that's something that they can do as well.  Mark: Wow, that's great. Yeah. Yeah. So it's, it's a simply a lovely time of year. Mm-hmm. , I, I really enjoy the, the, the yule season. The many, many Solstice traditions that have grown up around it. And of course, we've only scratched the surface of all those traditions, you know, throughout the world that people have celebrated as a part of observing this important moment when the days start to get longer again. And there is some prospect that eventually there will be more food. . Yes. Uh uh and. I don't know. In, in a way it sounds when, when you compare this sort of romantic dramatic story that Christianity has about Christmas and the meaning of the birth of Jesus and all that kind of stuff, the, the idea of describing this holiday as one that's basically about the food supply. Mm-hmm. sounds a, it sounds a little. A little dull by comparison, but a little underwhelming, to be honest. Yeah. But realistically speaking, that's what's going on. We're, we're organisms and we, we like to eat. We don't do well when we don't, and this is the cycle that we're born into. So, I think it's a, a wonderful thing to reflect on years past and the conditions that people managed to survive through, um mm-hmm. in order to bring us here.  Yucca: Right. Yeah. And, you know, that's, that's what our great, great, great grandchildren are. You know, it's just gonna keep, hopefully keep going. So  Mark: hopefully, yeah. Yeah.  Yucca: and it's, it's lovely to think about that connection to all the other humans that have been, right, right. That have gone through something similar. I mean, when you're at the equator, it's a little bit different, um mm-hmm. , but the higher and higher your latitude is, whichever way you're going. The more, the more and more noticeable, the bigger and bigger a deal the solstice  Mark: becomes, Yes, I was watching a YouTube video yesterday by a woman who lives in the north of Sweden and winter winter's intense up there. Yeah. I mean, there's very little light and she, at one point she put a chair outside and sat in the sun and she said, you. . You know that feeling when you're very thirsty and that first sip of water hits your mouth. Mm-hmm. , that's what it's like when the sun hits my skin at this time of year. Mm-hmm. It's. You know, you, your body is just so starved for, for the sunlight. Yeah. And of course she takes vitamin D supplements and all that kind of stuff, which they do as well. But there's nothing quite like sunlight. We're, we're built to like it.  Yucca: Yeah. Yeah. I was actually just talking with one of my students earlier today who's from a same part of the world, and he was saying that that day, is four and a half hours long for them when they get to the winter solstice. It's about nine and a half for us, which feels short. Mm-hmm. . Mm-hmm. , but four and a half hour day once. Wow.  Mark: Yeah, it's about nine where I am. I'm, I'm considerably north of where you are.  Yucca: Yeah. I'm just about 36,  Mark: so yeah, I think I'm, I think we're at 42. You're that  Yucca: far north? I think so. Oh,  Mark: okay. , maybe 40.2. I don't know. I haven't looked somewhere that, yeah, . Yeah, somewhere. Somewhere in there. So, yeah. And my hope for all of our listeners is that you have meaningful observances if that, if that's what you want. And if not, that you have a good long break. Mm-hmm. , and a, a relaxing and restorative time because I do think that this can be a restorative time if we don't drive ourselves crazy with busyness. Yucca: Right. If you have cats, make sure to get some cat snuggles in Oh, time of year  Mark: for that. . Yes. My cat is sleeping just over there, just like four feet away from me. Mine's  Yucca: on top of my keys. left the keys on the table. He's right on top of them. So .  Mark: So listen everyone, we have really enjoyed spending the last it's, I mean, we're coming up on three years now of doing this. And thank you for taking this journey with us around the course of the Wheel of the Year for 2022. It's been, it's really been a great cycle and we've had wonderful comments and feedback and input from listeners and we're really looking forward to doing more of this coming up, starting next week. Yucca: That's right. So happy solstice.  Mark: Happy Solstice.  

Bitch Talk
Flashback Friday - BROS Actor/Co-Writer Billy Eichner & Actor Luke MacFarlane

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2022 17:49


Welcome to Flashback Friday! With 700+ episodes in our archive, we're excited to revisit some of our favorites with y'all!  We're flashing not too far back to episode 700 when we sat down IN PERSON with actor Luke MacFarlane and co-writer/actor Billy Eichner of the film BROS. It was such a great interview and we really loved this movie and now that it's streaming on Peacock (and other streaming services!) we wanted to get the word out that you can watch it from the comfort of wherever you are. Original episode notes are below. You are landing on our 700th episode y'all. Did you read that.....700 EPISODES. So, of course we brought fire - writer, comedian, actor Billy Eichner and actor Luke Macfarlane talking about their film Bros. We were lucky to be able to watch the U.S. premiere of the film a few weeks back at the beautiful Castro Theater in San Francisco and it was an experience. The movie is so good! Lots of laugh out loud moments (so many we missed some of the dialogue), sweet and loving moments, and some HOT love scenes cause they could. We had an absolute great time talking with Luke and Billy and we hope that after you listen to our convo, you'll head out this weekend and see Bros. It's such a triumphant first major studio LGBTQ rom-com (lead by an LGBTQ cast) and yeah, you can take your teens, parents, family, and friends to see it because it's that accessible. Plus there are some fantastic cameos in Bros - you will hoot and holler when you see them. On a personal note, we are so proud to hit this major milestone of our podcast and to have folks like Billy and Luke featured on this show. We want to thank you for listening, following, commenting, rating and reviewing us. If you haven't followed us on socials or written a review or rated us, we want to ask you to do that after you listen to this episode. It helps us in so many ways and it just takes a few minutes to do so.  Also, if you enjoy this podcast, tip us. It's easy and the link is right here.Buy your tickets to see Bros hereFollow Billy Eichner on Twitter and IGFollow Luke Macfarlane on IG--Be well, stay safe, Black Lives Matter, AAPI Lives Matter, and abortion is normal.--SUPPORT US HERE!Subscribe to our channel on YouTube for behind the scenes footage!Rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts!Visit our website! www.bitchtalkpodcast.comFollow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Listen every other Thursday 9:30 - 10 am on BFF.FMPOWERED BY GO-TO Productions  --Be well, stay safe, Black Lives Matter, AAPI Lives Matter, and abortion is normal. Thanks for listening and for your support! We couldn't have reached 700 episodes without your help!--SUPPORT US HERE!Subscribe to our channel on YouTube for behind the scenes footage!Rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts!Visit our website! www.bitchtalkpodcast.comFollow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Listen every other Thursday 9:30 - 10 am on BFF.FMPOWERED BY GO-TO Productions