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When Harry Price published his first book covering Borley Rectory in 1940, he would have been well aware of how sensational, and potentially controversial, the title would appear. “The Most Haunted House in England” shot Borley Rectory to fame, cementing the name in history with the likes of Jack the Ripper, The Salem Witch Trials and later, The Amityville Horror. That the contents of the book stirred up so many years of controversy is an outcome that was bound to have materialised regardless of the title, with stories of spectral nuns, monks and horse-drawn carriages, ghostly writings on the wall and secret passages, all set in the spiritualist boom between the wars. Tables tipped, planchettes moved, bells rang and eventually the house burnt to the ground. Eighty years later, the legend of Borley still lives on fighting against allegations of fraud all the way. Sources Price, Harry (1940) The Most Haunted House in England. Longmans, Green, UK Price, Harry (1946) The End of Borley Rectory. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., UK. Dingwall, Eric J., Goldney, Kathleen M. & Hall, Trevor H. (1956) The Haunting of Borley Rectory - A Critical Survey of the Evidence. Proceedings for the Society for Psychical Research, Vol. 51, Part 186, January, 1956. UK. Adams, Paul, Brazil, Eddie & Underwood, Peter (2009) The Borley Rectory Companium. The History Press, UK `Ωcv|”aqTabori, Paul & Underwood, Peter (2017) The Ghosts of Borley. UK. Wall, V.C. (1929) Ghost Visits to a Rectory. The Daily Mirror, 10th June 1929, UK Wall, V.C. (1929) Weird Night in Haunted House. The Daily Mirror, 14th June 1929, UK Clarke, Andrew (2021) The Bones of Borley Rectory. [online] Foxearth.org.uk. Available at: [Accessed 11 August 2021]. ---------- For extended show notes, including maps, links and scripts, head over to darkhistories.com Support the show by using our link when you sign up to Audible: http://audibletrial.com/darkhistories or visit our Patreon for bonus episodes and Early Access: https://www.patreon.com/darkhistories The Dark Histories books are available to buy here: http://author.to/darkhistories Connect with us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/darkhistoriespodcast Or find us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/darkhistories & Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dark_histories/ Or you can contact us directly via email at email@example.com or via voicemail on: (415) 286-5072 or join our Discord community: https://discord.gg/cmGcBFf The Dark Histories Butterfly was drawn by Courtney, who you can find on Instagram @bewildereye Music was recorded by me © Ben Cutmore 2017 Other Outro music was Paul Whiteman & his orchestra with Mildred Bailey - All of me (1931). It's out of copyright now, but if you're interested, that was that.
Archbishop Justin Welby leads a short service of Night Prayer for Sunday during Ordinary Time. With music from St Martin's Voices. Find the service and join in via the free Time to Pray app or online via the Church of England website: www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-in-daily-prayer/night-prayer-contemporary-sunday-17-october-2020
"Searching For Jimmy Page" is the fictional story of Luna Kane. The unraveling of eighteen-year-old Luna's haunted past begins in the winter of 1988, when her dying great-grandfather, a self-proclaimed faith healer, claims he hears phantom owls crying in the night. “Them owls, like music. Can you hear the music?” he implores her in his final moments, triggering Luna's repressed memory of her dead mother's obsession with Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin's legendary guitar wizard. Desperate to learn the truth about her mother's suicide, to tease fact from family lore in order to weave her own personal narrative, Luna embarks on a pilgrimage from her family's farm in the pines of eastern North Carolina to England, to search for the man whose music her mother held sacred, Jimmy Page.Christy Alexander Hallberg teaches literature and writing online at East Carolina University. She serves as Senior Associate Editor of North Carolina Literary Review. Her short fiction, creative nonfiction, book reviews, and interviews have appeared in such journals as North Carolina Literary Review, storySouth, Main Street Rag, Fiction Southeast, Riggwelter, Deep South Magazine, Eclectica, Litro, STORGY Magazine, Entropy, and Concho River Review. Her flash story “Aperture” was chosen Story of the Month by Fiction Southeast for October 2020 and was selected by the editors of the annual Best Small Fictions anthology series for the 2021 edition. She lives near Asheville, North Carolina.Purchase a copy of "Searching For Jimmy Page" through Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Searching-Jimmy-Christy-Alexander-Hallberg/dp/1604892919Find out all about Christy Alexander Hallberg at her official website: https://www.christyalexanderhallberg.comListen to a playlist of the music discussed in this episode: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4VmwIe8XoJvJ92g83Al0hV?si=31682e2564094127The Booked On Rock Website: https://www.bookedonrock.comFollow The Booked On Rock with Eric Senich:FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/bookedonrockpodcastTWITTER: https://twitter.com/bookedonrockContact The Booked On Rock Podcast:firstname.lastname@example.orgSupport Your Local Bookstore! Find your nearest independent book store here: https://www.indiebound.org/indie-store-finderThe Booked On Rock Theme Song: “Whoosh” by Crowander [ https://freemusicarchive.org/music/crowander]
We are back in the summer of 1585, and careful listeners could hear the ever louder drums of war between Spain and England. In this episode we tell the story of Drake's voyage to the West Indies in 1585-86, which fundamentally ended with the rescue at Roanoke Colony. There are three reasons why we are devoting an episode to Drake's West Indies expedition. First, it was this mission more than any other affront to Philip that made direct war between Spain and England inevitable. Without that war, and without the defeat of the Spanish Armada in the course of that war, it is far from clear that English settlement in North America would have unfolded as it did, or that it ever would have happened. Second, Drake burned down St. Augustine and affected the course of the Roanoke Colony, both of which are decisively within the mandate of the podcast. Finally, Drake's West Indies voyage was a great moment in military history, an extraordinary example of amphibious warfare long before we used that term. Oh. And please listen to the end -- I tackle a historical mystery and wonder if some of the academic historians who have written about it have done so ... carefully. Selected references for this episode John Sugden, Sir Francis Drake Angus Konstam, The Great Expedition: Sir Francis Drake on the Spanish Main 1585–86 Mary Frear Keeler (Editor), Sir Francis Drake's West Indian Voyage, 1585-86 (Hakluyt Society, Second Series) Michael Guasco, Slaves and Englishmen: Human Bondage in the Early Modern Atlantic World 3:10 to Yuma
The Revd Catherine Williams leads a service of Evening Prayer for Sunday during Ordinary Time. With music from St Martin's Voices. Find the service and join in via the free Daily Prayer app or online via the Church of England website: www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-in-daily-prayer/evening-prayer-contemporary-sunday-17-october-2021
Although the trees and hedgerows here are still holding on to their greens, further afield their transformation into golds and yellows and reds is unmistakable. This time of year never fails to trigger a memory of a young couple I once saw in a park in the middle of England who were entering a world that was turning to gold. Journal entry:“16th October, Saturday7 degrees and the dawn is still an hour away. Flecks of dew on Penny's nose. Not a breath of wind. The still air carries distant sounds closer: The jagged gash of the A46; airliners chasing each other to shiny, antiseptic, unwelcoming terminals and grim-eyed immigration clerks. Closer by, nothing stirs. Silence.7 degrees and the sky is washed with 50 shades of mauve. Clouds, like bruises, swim across an alien sky.The hedges chink with blackbirds' alarms. A solitary raven cronks on big, ragged wings. Crows call back. The pillowy boulders of sheep lying in the tall grass do not move as we pass.Our shadows grow black as the sun climbs. and it is still 7 degrees.” Episode InformationIn this episode I mention the work of the artist Pete Tuffrey. You can see his work, and his painting ‘Gales in Viking' (and his newer painting ‘Lessening' which came out after this recording) by going to his Facebook page or Twitter account. General DetailsIn the intro and the outro, Saint-Saen's The Swan is performed by Karr and Bernstein (1961) and available on CC at archive.org. Two-stroke narrowboat engine recorded by 'James2nd' on the River Weaver, Cheshire. Uploaded to Freesound.org on 23rd June 2018. Creative Commons Licence. Piano interludes composed and performed by Helen Ingram.All other audio recorded on site. ContactFor pictures of Erica and images related to the podcasts or to contact me, follow me on:Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/noswpodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/nighttimeonstillwaters/Twitter: https://twitter.com/NoswPodI would love to hear from you. You can email me at email@example.com
A Vampire the Masquerade campaign. The stories of the vampires across the city of Manchester, England. As their lives begin to intertwine when some new neighbours arrive. As above, so below. Læce is a dark and gritty Vampire The Masquerade actual play centering around four chaotic vampires with a lust for freedom, autonomy, and blood. […] The post Leech Revolution – Ep. 2 – I Think We Align appeared first on Tablestory.
The Anglo-Saxons represent one of the most vital and important periods in English history, but then why do we know so very little about them? Marc Morris, historian and author of The Anglo-Saxons: A History of the Beginnings of England, takes Nick Cohen on a journey though one of England's most fascinating chapters, and how their influence is still felt today.“We're taught about the Anglo-Saxons as young children, which means we only learn about them in basic terms.”“Only by the 18th century was Alfred the Great idolised, but there was a lot of the original Alfred which is worthy of admiration.”“English counties are basically as they were in the 10th century, and a great many villages and towns were founded by the Anglo-Saxons.”Presented by Nick Cohen. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers: Jelena Sofronijevic and Jacob Archbold. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Alex Rees. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
For this conversation, we spoke with Greg McKeown, the New York Times-bestselling author of the books Multipliers, Essentialism, and Effortless, which was just released earlier this year. When we read both Essentialism and Effortless, we knew we wanted to have Greg on the podcast. Everything he wrote in these books seemed immediately applicable; not just in our lives or careers, but even towards our membership in the Church.Greg is also a Latter-day Saint, and he was able to talk with us about how the concepts of his books apply to issues that are often on the minds of fellow church members—things like callings, raising families, and managing work/life balance.Greg's writing has appeared or been covered by The New York Times, Fast Company, Fortune, HuffPost, Politico, Inc. Magazine, and the Harvard Business Review. He's also appeared on many television and radio programs, including NPR, NBC, and Fox. Greg is originally from London, England, and now lives in Calabasas, California with his wife, Anna, and their four children. He did his graduate work at Stanford University.
The Revd Catherine Williams leads a service of Morning Prayer for Sunday during Ordinary Time. With music from St Martin's Voices. Find the service and join in via the free Daily Prayer app or online via the Church of England website: www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-in-daily-prayer/morning-prayer-contemporary-sunday-17-october-2021
The Revd Bridget Shepherd leads a short service of Prayer During the Day for Sunday during Ordinary Time. With music from St Martin's Voices. Find the service and join in via the free Time to Pray app or online via the Church of England website: www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-in-daily-prayer/prayer-during-day-contemporary-sunday-17-october-2021
THIS IS OUR 100th EPISODE!! To celebrate this moment, this episode is exceptionally also visual! You can not only hear, but actually SEE the whole show on YouTube (Cliicking on the image below woll bring you directly there!) My guest in this very special 100th episode of the show is author, psychologist and Chosen Chief of The Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids of more than 30 years, Philip Carr-Gomm. We start our conversation by bringing up childhood memories of apparitions that could be seen only by 4-year-old Philip followed by his experiences just a few years later at age 11 when he was already an avid reader of Beck L. Adams, The Life of the Buddha which actually made him feel that the only thing worth pursuing in life was enlightenment. As Philip's father ran a history magazine and knew a lot of interesting people many of them were guests in the family's home. This was how teenager Philip met Ross Nichols who was the Chief of The Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids in those days and was asked to take some photographs of outdoor ceremonies. Philip was immediately fascinated by The Order and after two more years of study finally initiated at Glastonbury Tor. After studying many years with Ross Nichols, Philip and his first wife met legendary Guru Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov and not only joined his ashram but also started a publishing company in England to make his works known to readers. 7 years later they started to realise something was wrong and this ‘Guru issue' will be a highly interesting topic of this episode. We'll be exploring this impact on groups as well as the necessity of awareness by any leader regarding projections of his followers. We'll be talking about the state of The Order after Ross Nichols' death and how Philip was first called by the invisible worlds to lead it, or rather rebuild it, and how the mundane part of this call was soon about to follow. Our further conversation will explore the streams of druidry which although ultimately woven together represent different layers of understanding and practice and how hierarchy versus the act of ‘going inwards' has to be looked at in this context. Another very prominent question will be why Western spirituality in general and druidry in specific sense is relevant for our days in helping humanity with the challenges that need to be faced. We'll furthermore discuss the kind of spiritual activism that Philip himself prefers to work with. Philip will also elaborate on how much ‘classical occultism' has been influencing druidry and in what ways exactly as well as on the delicate question how handing over the leadership of The Order after more than three decades went and what the ‘power of getting out of the way' means in this context. Link to Philp Carr-Gomm's personal webiste Link to the website of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids Music played in this episode It is my honour and pleasure that the Pendragon of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, Damh the Bard, has allowed me to use his music for this special 100th episode, where I had the pleasure of interviewing his former Chief. Damh was already once guest on this podcast, with his music and also with a short interview. It is great to have him back again with his art. We play three of his tracks from different periods of his creative time, among which also his latest single release, "Under the Trees". 1) TOMB OF THE KING - From the CD "The Cauldron Born (Track starts at 6:16) 2) UNDER THE TREES - Recent Single release (Track starts at 46:22) 3) THE WICKER MAN - From the CD "Sabbat" (Track starts at 1:24:23) Intro and Outro Musicespecially written and recorded for the Thoth-Hermes Podcast by Chris Roberts
Adam & Tony deliver a comprehensive team-by-team preview of the World T20 T20 World Cup. Can West Indies defend their title? How are England shaping up? And can anyone stop India?Plus, thoughts on the format, lists of names, and reflections on why this is the best cricket tournament, and why it feels long overdue.All this and more on the latest World Cricket Show - racing around to bring you top cricket content. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Archbishop Justin Welby leads a short service of Night Prayer for Saturday during Ordinary Time. With music from St Martin's Voices. Find the service and join in via the free Time to Pray app or online via the Church of England website: www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-in-daily-prayer/night-prayer-contemporary-saturday-16-october-2020
The Revd Catherine Williams leads a service of Evening Prayer for Saturday during Ordinary Time. With music from St Martin's Voices. Find the service and join in via the free Daily Prayer app or online via the Church of England website: www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-in-daily-prayer/evening-prayer-contemporary-saturday-16-october-2021
Producing and hosting a weekly local radio show likely isn't how most beer writers get their start—but that's exactly where Emma Inch's career in beer began. With a passion for rockabilly music, which she saw as an outlet from the stress of her day job as a mental health crisis worker, Emma went from hosting club nights to approaching her local radio station with a show idea. Then a few years later—as she began noticing a change in her local beer scene in Brighton, England—she pitched an idea for a new show, and in late 2015 Fermentation Beer and Brewing Radio began. Initially a live monthly radio show with a local focus on the beer scene in and around Brighton, Emma later decided to continue producing the show as a podcast instead. As she puts it, with most podcasts sought out rather than stumbled upon, as radio programs often are, this enabled her to not only broaden her geographical scope (from Brighton to the rest of Britain and beyond), but to narrow her focus and take a deeper dive with the stories she was telling. And in 2018, Emma's storytelling skills won her the U.K.'s highest accolade for a beer writer: the Michael Jackson Gold Tankard for Beer Writer of the Year. When I ask her to take us back to that moment, her memories are a bit fuzzy. Not from alcohol, but from the rather tough bout of sinusitis she was battling at the time. But when I ask her to reflect on how the win has impacted her career since, she rapturously reels off a list of the incredible opportunities it brought her way. We also discuss the impact of her win on the industry more broadly, and what it means to be a queer woman taking home the top award in a space still dominated by straight white men. And with Emma's recent election as Chair of the British Guild of Beer Writers, the organization behind the awards that recognized her work, she tells us how she's keen to bring further focus to issues of diversity, representation, and equity within the beer writing community. From looking forward to her newest role, we then take a look back at her longest-standing one. Alongside her current career as a drinks writer, audio maker, and podcast consultant, Emma is a part-time university lecturer in social work. We explore how that role—then and now—has influenced her perspective on the beer world, her approach to her work, and the stories she chooses to tell.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Sonnets Of The Portuguese - Plus A Great Love Story! Hi, I'm Christy Shriver, and we're here to discuss books that have changed the world and have changed us. And I'm Garry Shriver, and this is the How to Love Lit Podcast. This is our second week in a two part series discussing one of English Language literature's most romantic couples- the poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Last week, we introduced Robert Browning and his notable dramatic monologue My Last Duchess which gives voice to a twisted psychopath. We talked a little bit about Robert Browning's life, but not too much. This week we'll return to his story as well as introduce his remarkable wife and her poetry, Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Christy, am I correct when I say that during their lifetimes, she was famous and he was the Mr. Elizabeth Barrett Browning, so to speak? Also, am I also correct that the man who wrote about the most twisted love relationship in British poetry also arguably had one of the most famous personal love stories! You are correct on both accounts- although, in his defense, in regard to the second fiddle Robert played to Elizabeth during her life, history has elevated him over the years. And been less kind to her, am I right about that? For a while-you're right- the world turned on Elizabeth, or EBB, as she signed her things. Wait= stop there- EBB for Elizabeth Barrett Browning? She went by that? Well, she had a family nickname BA, but in her professional life-Yes- she signed everything EBB but there is a story. When she was single she was Elizabeth Barrett Barrett- so, she started that before she got married. When she got married, she kept up the EBB- it avoided all the normal name confusion women deal with when they marry later in life and have the hassle of changing identities. In her case, sticking with thethe initials just made it easy. That worked out. I agree- Anyway- back to your point that history was RUDE to her. There was a period of about 100 years where people really criticized put her down. Virginia Wolfe, specifically, wrote what to me is a cruel essay about EBB's most accomplished piece of poetry, a long epic novel in poem form called Aurora Leigh. Wolfe is very condescending for many reasons, but from my perspective, Wolfe just didn't like poetry very much, and Aurora leigh is an epic poem. So, EBB, for about a 100 years drifted along on the coat tails of her husband, ironically, whose reputation gained ground over that same period of time. It was this giant reversal after death. Huh- I guess it's a good thing they were both gone- that could have brought some marital complications! So true, but maybe they would have laughed. When they were alive, Robert Browning once said that the only way he could get a publisher to look at his work was if he promised he'd get Elizabeth to print something with them. Today, though, over two hundred years later, we can all be relieved to know, history has decided to let them rest together in peace. They are both viewed in high regard in their own rights. The Wolfe crowd has settled down, and we can see EBB with a more balanced perspective, especially her work Aurora Leigh- something notable but more than we can really handle in one episode- I did want to mention because it was EBB's masterpiece- and something that is quite original- if you like her stuff or if you like epic poetry, you should check it out. No one has really done an epic poem about a female hero like her either before or since, at least that I know anything about. When it came out It was extremely popular, as well as quite scandalous. It's a plot driven story, and Marian Erle, a heroine in the stories, gets raped, has a child, refuses to hide the fact that it was a product of rape and does not take a proposal in marriage that would redeem her reputation as a fallen woman, so to speak. It has been said that women read it secretly under their sheets so as not to be discovered, and EBB loved that. Let me just tell you, that might scandalize readers even todayOh my, I'd say that's a very different hero than Odysseus or Gilgamesh, and I can see why Aurora Leigh was so popular so quickly not just in Britain but in America- in fact,. I read it hadsomewhere that they printed over 20 editions before the end of the 19th century. But, let's back up and get a little of the back story on this scandalous Victorian celebrity. Okay- boring stuff first. EBB was born on March 6, 1806, the eldest of TWELVE children to very prominent people. Her father's family, the Barrett's owned thousands of acres of sugar plantation in Jamaica plus all the slaves that went with that. The Barrett's had gobs of money. Her early years were happy, and for a while she lived in a fairy land. Her father built this incredibly lavish estate, and she had free reign to roam at will, and that's exactly what she did. In one sense, her family was progressive. They encouraged and even supported her studying, and she did and loved it. She had an excellent private tutor and she worked hard- even though at the time for a woman there wasn't much point in it. She received a very good classical education becoming proficient in both Greek and Latin. She read all of the time and anything she could get her hands on- which was a lot. She also got into poetry writing pretty early on. She wrote for everyone and all the time. Her father called her the Poet Laureate of Hope End (that was the name of their estate). He even sponsored the publication of her first epic poem she was only 13. Can you imagine a proud father publishing his teenage daughter's epic poem- that's definitely a rich kid thing to do. Well, it certainly was and an indication that her life was all just dreamy…until it wasn't. First, The Barrett's, as in the extended family, had some sort of squabble about the sugar plantation money and somehow, I'm not sure how, Elizabeth's dad, lost a big chunk of it. They lost the big fancy estate and had to move into some sort of temporary housing. Then, and this is even worse although, it seems what I'm about to describe happened to a lot of women during this time period, at age 15, she started getting really sick with no commensurate explanation. To this day, her illness is undiagnosed, but she had all kinds of symptoms that left her weak to the point of literally being physically disabled. What did they say it was at the time? And as historians have looked back through the record is there an idea today about what made her sick? Two good questions. Well, of course, her family tried everything, including moving to live by the seaside- which we've seen in a lot of British literature- that came up even in Emma. But in her case her health never really improved. By the time she was 25, her family was living in London,but that place wasn't really known at the time for its fresh air- think the chimney sweeper or Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins. What happened to poor Elizabeth is that she ended up spending all of her time confined in a bedroom in that famous address associated with her today- 50 Wimpole Street. Well, I'm not sure about 50 Wimpole street, but isn't 57 Wimpole street the famous home of Paul McCartney- the place where he and John Lennon wrote “I want to Hold your Hand” and then later “Yesterday”. Yes- that's a little bit after EBB's time there, though. HA. But actually, they did make a fairly famous movie called The Barretts at Wimpole Street about Elizabeth Barrett Browning. So, there's that too. Anyway, back to EBB's health- Victorian London, in general, was dirty and smoggy, and so Elizabeth ended up basically being locked up in her room theoretically for her own good. There is a school of thought that suggests that Some of her problems were connected to an issue with her spine from an injury she got from falling off a horse. We also know for a fact she had a lot of trouble with her lungs. I think the most trustworthy sources say she probably had spinal tuberculosis. Honestly, I really don't really know what was wrong with her except to say that by the time she was twenty-five, it seems she was pretty much disabled. And, if that wasn't enough, she has another issue- again fairly common for the time period. Her doctors- proscribed to her meds- and you can probably guess where I'm going with this- that were addictive- and like so many back then as well as today- she became an opium addict, of course, all under her doctor's care. This seems a little horrifying to me, partly because we just finished watching the Netflix series The Pharmacist which was an expose on the opium problem in the United States connected to Oxycotin and the ensuing 400,000 overdoses directedly related to that drug. But Garry, clearly, opium addiction is not a 21st century phenomenon, we talked about it a little bit with Frankenstein because it surfaced a little in that book, and even though this is a little tangential, it's interesting to me, so tell us about what opium addiction looked like in the 19th century and why would a little doted on homeschool girl wind up addicted to it? Sure, wellFirst let's establish what it was she was taking. It was a common drug called laudanum is what Elizabeth Barrett Browning was addicted to.. She wasn't popping pills or shooting up. anything. Laudanum was an alcoholic herbal preparation thatand was 10% opium. It was prescribed pretty much for everything: it was used as a pain reliever, a cough suppressant, it was used to control depression, heart palpitations. It was given as a sleeping pill, menstrual cramps were treated with laudanum. Just likeEven worse than oxycotin in the early days of the opioid epidemic today, itlaudanum was an entirely uncontrolled substance. Almost no one took the side effects of the drug seriously- and there were a lot of them- But another point to understand, and again this is just like opioids today- there was that associated euphoria people experienced from taking the drug that encouraged it's people to use it. Why not, right? It's not hurting anything, and it makes me feel good. . However, as we all know, thatdrug euphoria comes at a cost and the cost was depression, the slurred speech, the restlessness, poor concentration, and of course, theif you ever wanted to get off, terrible withdrawal symptoms. Here's one crazy fun fact that might blow your mind- Itlaudanum was even spoon fed to infants, if you can believe that. No way! But before we judge too quickly with the arrogance of the present, we have to remember, that it wasn't until 1899 that aspirin was invented. These were days when there were no antibiotics, no mild tranquiliers; not much of anything and people needed help- not just pain relief, but with all kinds of things, and this is what they had. Do you think Barrett's prolonged disabilities could be connected with her drug use? I'm sure it's possible, but I really don't know. Laudanum has no curative properties. After they got married, Robert Browning did help her reduce her drug use significantly, and in fact, she reduced her dosage to where she was finally able to get pregnant after two miscarriages related to laudanum. After marrying him, her entire health condition improved actually. She even got to where she could walk again, but I'm not sure what all the factors were that contributed to her general improved health. She was definitely in a better climate and presumably happy. I do want to be clear, there was no stigma at that time in using laudanum, so we don't need to see her as dark or even unconventional because she was a laudanum user. Lots and lots of people used it for all kinds of things and lots were addicted- including names we recognize like Charles Dickens. Okay-moving on to the love story- so Elizabeth was pretty much locked up in her room, disabled but otherwise living a fairly engaging intellectual life. She was writing poetry, writing letters and basically building a literary career out of that bedroom, even in her disabled state. In 1838, she published a book of poetry called The Seraphim and Other Poems and that one was met with a lot of critical success- oh and let me note- Elizabeth Barrett Browning published her work under her own name!!! That wasn't what a lot of women writers were doing. But, because her work was well received and NOT anonymous, this led to her corresponding via the mail and making friends with important literary figures of her day- some we've even heard of today- famous people like William Wordsworth and Edgar Allan Poe. In 1844, she published another book of poetry, and it met even more success- and it was the publication of this book that changed her personal life completely. In one of the poems in this collection, the poem's name, btw, was “Lady Geraldine's Courtship”, If you're interested, but in this poem she references the poetry of another fairly obscure British poet, a man by the name of Robert Browning. Well, this obscure poet, Robert, was highly flattered to be noticed by someone who was now quite famous, and wrote her a letter thanking her for the shout out. However, this was not your run of the mill thank you note. In his thank you letter he very forwardly and now famously said this, “I love your verses with all my heart, Miss Barrett”…”, I do, as I say, love these books with all my heart- and I love you too.” Ha! That is forward. Robert Browning was very much a very bold suitor- no doubt. He pursued Elizabeth and all throughvia the mail. I was amazed to read there are over 573 letters between these two, and these letters pretty much document the story of two people falling in love. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan's email drama has nothing on these two!! They wrote each other every day and seemingly pretty much about everything in the world. These were not check in texts. These were not Joey Tribiani lines like “what's up!”- they were full on epistles. So true, and these letters have been popular reading material ever since- for those of us who want to take stalking to the next level and stalk the love lives of the dead. You really get an intimate look at two people falling in love. Elizabeth said they were “talking upon paper”. When you read the letters, you literally feel like you are injecting yourself into their private world. Mostly because you are. I guess that's true, but it is sweet. Here's a clip for you to see what I mean. “You've come to me as a dream comes, as the best of dreams comes.” That's Elizabeth to Robert. And Robert Browning responds in the same sorts of ways, “I have loved you all my Life unawares- that is the idea of you.” It's a very special back and forth that has been preserved, and they were clearly falling in love now before the eyes of the world and posterity- but we also see that Elizabeth was not totally sure marriage was the path for her. No, she had a couple of serious hesitations. Not the least of these was her father. He absolutely did not believe in allowing his children to get married- especially Elizabeth, and by that I mean not ever. They were a close family, and that put her in a terrible position. To marry Robert would be to cut off her father. Her relationship with her father otherwise was good- if you take out the tyrannical controlling thing- I know that kind of fails the say out loud test. And of course we see in the letters that Robert, obviously was totally against this kind control over her. That was one big problem, but she was also concerned about her disability and her age. She was six years older. Would this really work? By the time, they got married she was 40- today 40 is the new 20, but she didn't feel that way. She felt past her prime. These are some of the insecurities, we will see her write about in her love sonnets. But, at the end of the day, Robert did love her. He wanted the relationship to work. And despite her father's objections, he visited her home 91 times unrelenting in wanting a relationship with Elizabeth. Garry, do you have a theory as to what Mr. Barrett had against Robert or marriage in general? Well, for one thing, he thought Robert might be trying to use Elizabeth's fame for his own career- and that would be understandable, I guess, although for a 40 year old, today that seems her problem not his. But the bigger problem was sex in general. From everything I've read he was a good father and loved his daughter. Elizabeth, who they calledhis Ba- in many ways she his pride and joy. He struggled with his daughter having her own sexual identity- he had idealized her. It seems that as he got older, the sex piece was just more than he could handle. This sort of thing happens even today. Well, the locking the daughter up in the room plan failed. I will say those plans usually do. Robert and Elizabeth were in love, and on September 12 1846, with the help of her maid, Elizabeth sneaks out of the house and marries Robert. One oddity is that after they get married, she had to sneak back into her father's house and live there secretly married for another week before they could work out their train tickets to Italy. But they did ran away together and eventually settled in Florence and where they lived for the rest of Elizabeth's life. One unfortunate fall out is that her father never got over the elopement. He disowned her; cut her off financially and never spoke to her again. He would die never to see his daughter again. That's sad. I suspect she knew that was a possibility, and the reason for her hesitation. I'm also sure that really hurt, but she didn't seem to regret her decision. Italy was her choice. She'd loved it from her classical studies. The doctors insisted it would significantly improve her health- which it did. She also wanted Robert and a life with Robert, so Italy was the plan. After three miscarriages, they had a son, she began walking again; she got involved with European politics, supported the the Unification of Italy, took stands on women's rights issues. She was fully engaged in a life there. In 1850, she would publish another collection of poetry- this one contained what she is most famous for- her “Sonnets from the Portuguese”. Selections from this work is what we're going to read. These were poems she had written to Robert during those days when she was living locked up in that room on Wimpole street. She wrote 44 love sonnets to Robert, but she didn't give them to Robert until after they were married. What's the connection with the Portuguese? Well, when they were dating, Elizabeth wrote a poem about a Portuguese girl named Catarina who was beloved. Robert loved it and always connected Elizabeth to this fictional girl Catarina from the poem. When Elizabeth published these love sonnets it was kind of an inside joke- the speaker is the Portuguese (her) and the poems are all love poems to her husband. Sonnets from the Portuguese. Also, you may remember from Robert's life- he had kind of a bad experience with writing personal confessional poems, so when it came to publishing truly personal poems, he wanted her to create some distance between the speaker of the poem. So, they basically pretended she translated the sonnets. I like the idea- although, I will say, it's not super-well disguised. So, why are these love sonnets so popular? For one, there's just the idea that they are so so sweet. And since their love life is so well documented with their letters, the personal story makes the sentiments in the sonnets charming. Elizabeth was 39 years old. She considers herself past her prime when they met. She was disabled. She expresses what to me seems like a disbelief someone she found to be as amazing as this man she admired really truly loved her. On his part, it's kind of a female fantasy- it's sweet- against a lot of big obstacles,he made her believe he loved her because he did. He really did. He was equally enamoured with her. He admired her. He wondered how could a woman as brilliant as this woman love me? And there we have something special- a mutual admiration- it is this mutual admiration that led to a real intellectual exchange. In these letters we watch this intellectual exchange develop into a reciprocity of respect and from this respect we see trust and then intimacy. All of this, of course, is exactly the kind of thing Ibsen advocates for in A Doll's House. The Browning's relationship is the exact opposite of the Helmer marriage. The BrownsingsThe Brownings started as intellectual equals but then emotionally connect. After many months of back and forth, after many doubts, we finally land on those famous lines most of us recognize from grocery store valentine cards that young boys glue boxes of chocolates or put in the arms of teddy bears. “How do I love thee, let me count the ways?” I really like Elizabeth; but I also like Robert. He loved her for who she was. He was bold; he took risks. This is something young men aren't often encouraged to do. For whatever reason, Robert demonstrated leadership, and Elizabeth absolutely reciprocated this strength back to him. Sonnets from the Portuguese take us on her journey. And because we know the true story of their real-life romance- the sonnets just seem sweet, romantic and precious. You seem smitten, Christy, should I be concerned? Or should I write sonnets? Oh, you should definitely write sonnets, But let me say, there is more to appreciate about these love sonnets than just the love confession. EBB was a rhetorician- and you know I love rhetoric- persuasion. These poems don't just express emotion. They are making an articulate argument- she's making a statement one I find interesting and relevant. Because Elizabeth was a product of the Victorian era, she had a very specific understanding of the view of the ideal woman of her day. However, she was an intellectual, her father had done her the disservice of introducing her to Greek and Latin philosophy. She was enamored with the female poet Sapphos- so as she sat in the confining room on Wimpole street, receiving letters from Robert- she found herself thinking- what does something like romantic love mean for someone like me? I don't need a man for money? I don't need a man for a career? I don't even need a man for love- my father loves me. What is romance? What is love? What is a relationship between a man and a roman? She sat around her room a thought about those sort of things and she draws conclusions. For one thing, she defines female love in a different way- it doesn't have to be the same thing as masculine love- but it also doesn't have to be this frail Victorian helpless type she found typical of the age- she defines feminine love in a stronger way. For EBB love comes from confidence and fills the lover with confidence. In the beginning we see a woman who was confident in her intelligence; confident in her work, confidenr in her family, but not necessarily confident in any romantic sense. And how many of us can relate to that? This was exactly me as a high school and college student- if I'm being honest. One thing that stands out to me is this idea the frail female. This WAS the ideal female for a lot of men at this time period. Of course, most men, even today, want to be strong for a significant lover or the love of women in general, but this dramatic idea of the sickly and frail woman is very typical of the Victorian period. I can see that a woman expressing powerful confidence was not something people expected from a female in a romantic relationship and certainly not in a female romantic figure. Exactly, and EBB, who ironically was sickly, didn't want that to be the reason someone loved her. She ran from that. In fact, she even ran from being appreciated for being a woman in general. When Wordsworth died, England needed a new poet Laureate, Elizabeth's name was recommended to succeed him. The argument was that there should be a woman poet Laureate for the nation because there was a woman monarch. Barrett took issue with this- she made the statement that she was not a poetess but a poet and she thought poetry should be judged by its merits not by the sex of its writers. HA!! 19th century cross-sectional politics. I know, right, but here's why I bring it up. When it came to her poetry, she didn't want to be looked at as a woman-as in a hyphenated sub-group. She saw this kind of thing as patronizing like how I heard boys talk about girl athletes when I was a kid- phrases like, “she's pretty fast- for a girl.” That was not Elizabeth's thing. It's why didn't use a pseudonym like George Eliot or Emily Bronte who went by Ellis Bell. Hiding your gender professionally was totally acceptable. But it seems to me that for EBB she wanted to say- I am a woman- know that-, I have the feelings and desires define me as a woman. I will write about women and what women care about. I will show how I as a woman see the world and I will stand confidently this. This is an important thing to do. Don't patronize me by qualifying me by gender; I define my femininity for myself. But all of that only applies to outside relationships. n So, how does it apply to personal relationships? It seems crazy, and unljikely but somehow, she and Robert were on the same page in their understanding of how men and women should relate. He was not intimated by her professional success at all, and he really should have been. She was very well known; he was not. Their personal relationship was all theirs. She was a woman who wanted to be desired, to be cherished, to be loved and adored- and he wanted very much to do all those things for her. That is a very traditional relationship, and maybe Victorian in nature- but I have to be honest, I love all those very same things. As we read these poems, I see a powerful writer but also a dreamy love-struck woman. “As the prisoners think of liberty, as the dying think of heaven so I think of you.” That is another quote from one of her letters to Robert- but in this line we see a brave but smitten female voice. So, you're saying, she's not writing as someone trying to be coy or silently waiting to be seduced. Exactly, she does want to be seduced; she's just dropping the silent part. Sonnets from the Portuguese are in sequence; they take us through her evolution of thinking and her emotions on this experience of falling in love. In sonnets 1-2 we see the woman speaker as object of man- she is not the creator of her own poetic voice yet. And this of course is what we think of when we think of traditional love poetry- man loves woman- man speaks- woman stays silent- just think about the convention of the sonnets in particular- especially Petrarchan sonnets. That's what they were all about. Now, we don't need to rehash our entire episode on Petrarch- although he's worth listening to if you haven't listened to that podcast- or at least not in a while- but, by way of reminder, Petrarch wrote sonnets to a woman named Laura who did not return his affection- the entire genre of the Petrarchan sonnet is about objectifying women. In fact, I'm pretty sure Petrarch never really even refers to Laura as a whole human being- it's always her hair, or her breasts, her voice, her smile- even the name Laura- some people think just stands in for the word Laurel. You're right. Laura is distant- impersonal- an ideal. The sonnets are mostly about Petrarch- the man- not the woman at all. Elizabeth is to not just going to reverse this- she's going to redefine the sonnet genre entirely. She's going to say, I'm the object- yes- I want to be the object, but I'm also the speaker- I am not silent. I am a recipient of a love that empowers, but I am also the giver of a love that emboldens. The poetic relationship in these sonnets is reciprocal- His love calls for her poems- SHE writes them. In a sense, he is a magic prince who kisses and restores her- she sees him like this- but she is not weak, she is not powerless- even in her physical fraility- even in her age- and she did see herself as kind of past her prime maybe physically but definitely not creatively or professionally. SHE is the creator of the art here- she is creating this new idea that I can be a the muse for love and the creator of its art. I also want to point out that their relationship, although it is intellectual, it is not platonic. It's very romantic and there is a lot that is physical here… and some of this is erotic to be honest… He was bold towards her, but now she reciprocates with boldness of her own…. Well, that could get interesting. I think so, but we'll let you read those on your own, though. Okay- so, we're going to read three of her sonnets? Yes, I want to. I think it's nice to try to see a little bit of the progression we've been talking about- how they kind of show her evolving into her own understanding of her relationship. We won't overdo the analysis thing because there are three of them- and we'll just try to enjoy them more holistically. We'll start with 14, move to 22 and then finish with the famous 43- the one most people know. Sonnet 14 If thou must love me, let it be for nought Except for love's sake only. Do not say, "I love her for her smile—her look—her way Of speaking gently,—for a trick of thought That falls in well with mine, and certes brought A sense of pleasant ease on such a day"— For these things in themselves, Belovèd, may Be changed, or change for thee—and love, so wrought, May be unwrought so. Neither love me for Thine own dear pity's wiping my cheeks dry: A creature might forget to weep, who bore Thy comfort long, and lose thy love thereby! But love me for love's sake, that evermore Thou mayst love on, through love's eternity. It seems very straightforward and easy to understand for me. It really is. Just to give a little introduction to the form, notice that it is in iambic pentamenter, that means there are five strong beats in every line- just like in most every other sonnet in the world. Also, just like Petrarch, there is a rhyme scheme abba abba cdcdcd. But, that's as far as she will follow Petrarch's model. In fact, she's almost responding to Petrarch- don't love me like Petrarch loved Laura. He loved her for stuff- for her smile, her look, her way… all that garbage… don't even love me for any cute thing I say, or even what you do for me and how it makes you feel to do stuff for me, like wipe tears from my cheeks- nonsense like that…I'm just not interested. If we're going to do this love thing, we need to get past all that and figure out something much deeper …the smile and tears stuff isn't enough. “Love me for love's sake, that evermore though mayst love, on, through love's eternity.” Well, it's a very ornate style- and it's understandable in light of what we know about her own personal underconfidences that she would talk like this, but like I said before, I really enjoy seeing a mature woman experience a deep and intimate love- she's allowing herself to enjoy all the emotions of love like most people associate with you, but it's not immature love, it establishs reciprocal terms. Another point I want to make before we read the next one, and this may be one of the reasons her poetry was so ill-received in the 20th century, EBB has no trouble exploring her doubts and underconfidences in her romantic relationship. And we see that a little here, although the earlier ones had more of it. She seems slightly concerned that if the love relies too much on the physical, it might be a bust. Feminist critics of the 20th century didn't like that. They said things like, she's lowering herself in the relationship when she should be promoting herself. And there is a real sense that that is true- she clearly submits to Robert in these sonnets- on purpose- but here is the difference that I think has since redeemed her- it's a reciprocated submission- it's not something that Robert himself was not doing. Today, as we read her poems, we aren't really offended by her vulnerability. In fact, the honesty has been reinterpreted as confidence. It takes quite a bit of sincerity and confidence to be openly underconfident and dependent- as paradoxical as it sounds. Well, of course, I agree with that. And I have to think, from a psychological point of view, that being in love and writing about how it makes you feel at age 39 as opposed to 19 is probably why she can be vulnerable about her self-doubts without coming across as weak and pitiful. She's already been through the adolescent stuff as a totally separate issue, so as she tries to understand what about love is overwhelming her and making her feel so differently- she can separate what is unique about this particular love relationship from regular developmental issues of underconfidence or even the loving relationships she's already experienced from her family- which we have to remember- she'd been adored her entire life. Let's read 22- we can see the tone has shifted. There's been a progression from love me for love's sake to now WHEN we stand erect…the posture is very different. Let's read it. When our two souls stand up erect and strong, Face to face, silent, drawing nigh and nigher, Until the lengthening wings break into fire At either curvèd point,—what bitter wrong Can the earth do to us, that we should not long Be here contented? Think. In mounting higher, The angels would press on us and aspire To drop some golden orb of perfect song Into our deep, dear silence. Let us stay Rather on earth, Belovèd,—where the unfit Contrarious moods of men recoil away And isolate pure spirits, and permit A place to stand and love in for a day, With darkness and the death-hour rounding it. Again, we have the same iambic pentameter- five strong beats in every line. We have the rhyme scheme Abba Abba cdcdcd. But what we notice more than the rhyme change is the tone change. Traditionally in the Petrarchean sonnet the first eight lines set up a question and then the second six lines answer it. There's a turn. In this one, the first eight lines or the octave are going to define the status of their love as it is now. The last six will argue- quite untraditionally that they need to stop time and just stay in the present moment. HA!! Wouldn't that be nice to be able to do. Yeah- but I guess it's a nice sentiment even if a bit unrealistic. I guess that's why she can enjoy it. I want to point out how much religious imagery she throws in here. It's not two bodies- it's two souls- they are not constrained by physical restraints anymore- something she was all too familiar with. I also want to point at how equal the two people in this poem are. They are two souls- erect and strong- face to face- with wings breaking into fire- that's pretty cool imagery.- kind of like some mythical phoenix full of power and energy. And yet, as cool as they would be, I would prefer to just stay here in this moment with you. It's sweet. Okay, ready for the last one…the famous sonnet 43, the second to last poem in the series- in many ways the concluding one. In this one, she is going to summarize some of the arguments she's made throughout the other sonnets. She is going to catalogue the eight ways of loving that she's been making for the last 42. Let's read it and then we'll see how this famous love story ends. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal grace. I love thee to the level of every day's Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light. I love thee freely, as men strive for right. I love thee purely, as they turn from praise. I love thee with the passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death. By the end of EBB's sonnet sequence she has reshaped her understanding of love. She has allowed herself to express her initial insecurities, walked us through her doubts and developed before us a full and complete discovery of what her romantic relationship means. Again, she is using the same iambic pentameter- and the same abba abba cdcdcd. It's simple. It's obvious. It's confident. Where in the first one we read, there was a lot of insecurity, the second a very confident equality, here she is asserting her own leadership. I think she's ready to elope!!! HA!! I guess she is. Again there is a lot of religious and Christian imagery- it even alludes to the Bible. The languages borrows from St. Paul in his letter to the Ephesians where he describes Christ's love for humanity. Exactly, she's expressing a completeness here- in every line she's showing us this cycle. There's spiritual love, every day love, free and society love, virtuous love, passionate love, permanent love and finally eternal love- after death. Well, how does their story end. It's nice. First of all, I forgot to tell you, they nicknamed their son, Pen. That's cute. After the elopement and the move to Italy, they had 15 years before Elizabeth's health finally gave out. The story goes that on the day Elizabeth died, Robert lifted her up towards him and she kissed him repeatedly, even kissing the air after he put her back on her bed. Robert was heard saying, “Beautiful, beautiful.” After she breathed her last breath, he looked at her and said, “How she looks now, how perfectly beautiful.” This was on June 29, 1861. That autumn, Robert and Pen left Florence never to return. He prepared and published her last works that he titled, “Last Poems”. He was unselfishly pleased that even after her death, sales of her work exceeded his. Browning stayed in England, gradually establishing a place in London society. He did propose again to a woman named Louisa, Lady Ashburton, a rich and attractive widow in 1869. However, he blew the proposal so badly that she turned him down. You know bad proposals are some of the things America's Funniest Home Videos really taught us all to enjoy. But how was his so bad. I mean, he was a poet. You'd think he could turn a line. Oh, he turned a line for sure, but this stands out- even in a long list of bad proposals. He literally told her that his heart lay buried with his wife in Florence and he really just wanted to marry her for the advantages it would give Pen. Well, at least he was honest. Yes, he was that- just honest and single. He continued to write and to publish all the way until his death. And he died in the same country as his wife. He and his sister were vacationing in Venice, Italy. He had bought a house there for Pen. While in Venice, he caught a cold and died on December 12, 1878 there. Today, EBB is buried in Florence, but ironically they did not ship Robert Brownings down to Florence to be buried with her. He actually got a very prestigious placement. Today Robert Browning's body rests in Westminster Abbey. Wow, that's impressive and an interesting ending to this very famous romance. Unless it doesn't end the romance…according to Elizabeth, she was going to love him better after death. Ha!!! Well, there you go, perhaps she's set those wings on fire!! Oh my, we've read way too many sonnets this week. Next week, we are changing gears entirely. If you're listening to this in real time, it's October 2021, Halloween season and we are starting The Haunting of Hill House by the American Shirley Jackson. It's not my favorite sub-genre, but here we go…into the scary stuff!!! Thanks for listening, please know we appreciate you spending time with us each week. 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Back on the show for a third time, Jonathon Dunne is America's favorite Irishman who is passionate about the ideals behind American exceptionalism, and has been blessed with opportunities to reach millions promoting the importance of limited government, individual freedoms, and free markets. He is the host of the Freedom's Disciple podcast on the Blaze Radio Network, written for countless online websites and an inspirational keynote speaker devoted to America‘s founding principles. He arrived stateside September 7th for his 5th American speaking tour. This trip takes him to 15 different states, speaking with over 65 groups in 85 days about “Reclaiming America's Narrative", and explaining exactly WHY America is an exceptional & Unique Nation. If we are going to stop the continued erosion of our God-given rights and restore them, we must understand how America changed the world and helped us take a 5000-year leap forward. It didn't happen by chance, it happened because the pilgrims risked everything to escape a tyrannical king. Then, 156 years later, the founders risked everything to declare America's independence from England and redefine man's relationship with man; and man's relationship with government Now, 240 years later, America and the world need to be reminded of those founding principles as the relationship between man and government has become extremely imbalanced. #FreedomsDisciple #ReclamingAmericasNarrative #JonathonDunne #ParrishTheThoughtPodcast #AmericanExceptionalism --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/parrishthethought/message
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The British Conservative MP Sir David Amess has died after being stabbed multiple times at his constituency surgery in Essex, England. We get an update on the tragedy from Rob Watson, the World Service's political correspondent. Also in the programme, Italy has made it mandatory to prove Covid vaccination, or a negative test, to go to work. Thousands of workers at Trieste port have gone on strike over the mandate, and we get reaction to the new policy from Alessandro Borghese, who is a chef with two restaurants in Milan, and another opening soon in Venice. The BBC's Vivienne Nunis heads to the TED Countdown climate summit in Edinburgh, to find out about innovative approaches to tackling climate change. And Lucy Burton talks to Katherine O'Brien of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service about why women are deciding that it's not a good idea to have a baby in these uncertan times. Plus, we have a report from Arunoday Mukharji in India as the country's festival season gets under way. He hears that whilst there seems to be more enthusiasm on the streets compared to last year, it does not necessarily mean more business. Additionally, a report from Kai Ryssdal from our partner programme Marketplace; Kai has been speaking to the CEO of a flower deivery company to see how she's been affected by the last year. Lucy Burton is joined throughout the programme by Sinead Mangan of the ABC in Perth, Western Australia. (Picture: Conservative MP Sir David Amess. Credit: UK PARLIAMENT)
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We're back for Episode 68 In this episode Cody and Eric catch up on the news and discuss 6 Good Bloody / Gory Games. We are doing news for the first monthly episode and then "catching up" later in the month. Episode Guide --------------- 6:16 Quick Questions 16:34 Patreon 24:38 News 1:00:52 Tea Time With Tim - Acorn Electron 1:16:08 6 Good Bloody / Gory Games (Tim) - The Pixel Gaiden YouTube channel reached 100 subscribers!! Our 100th subscriber was @yawning_angel so thanks to them and also thanks to all who have subscribed so far. (Tim) - Evercade VS DELAYED!! The Evercade VS is now delayed until Early to mid December for UK an EU pre-orders and US Pre orders looking like they will not get it now until January. All units have been completed and are ready to be shipped, however they have not been able until now to secure shipping from the manufacturers. If you have ordered a founder's edition then you may get that by early December. (Cody) Switch Online releases N64 and Genesis Games along with Controllers for a small additional fee. https://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/detail/2021/a-new-nintendo-switch-online-membership-plan-with-expanded-benefits-is-coming/ (Tim) - Thank you to MVG (Modern Vintage Gamer on YouTube) for his video shouting out that over 300 OG Xbox never released demos, game previews and full releases have been published to the internet over at https://hiddenpalace.org they have curated all this and also a similar amount of Dreamcast stuff as part of the ongoing Project Deluge go check out the website and also MVG on YouTube (Eric) - Dropzone clone on Pico-8 - https://twitter.com/paulhamx/status/1444234004530483202?s=20 (Cody) Actraiser Renaissance Announced and Released the same day! Actraiser Renaissance | Launch Trailer (Tim) - Straight Up for the C64 is a new 4 player platformer from Dr Wuro who brought us Frogs, Shadow Switcher and Shotgun. Its out now and is a free download. https://straightup.drwuro.com/ (Eric) - Lunar Rescue - An upcoming Arcade conversion over to the MSX, ColecoVision and SVI https://shar.es/aWh5WV #retrogaming #gaming #games #gamedev #arcade #gamersunite #colecovision #msx (Tim) - The GoTek firmware FlashFloppy gets a new full version 3.29 plus an Alpha release of firmware 4.1 https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy/releases/tag/v3.29 https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy/releases/tag/v4.1a (Cody) https://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/detail/2021/nintendo-switch-oled-model-and-metroid-dread-are-now-available-in-stores/ (Eric) - True Galaga port finally coming to c64 - Galaga - An awesome Arcade classic over to the C64 by Arlasoft gets a release https://shar.es/aW6urZ #retrogaming #gaming #games #gamedev #gamersunite #c64 #ec64forum #c64retweets (Tim) - Anyone remember the Freespin demo a few months back? This is a Demo for the C64 well actually for the 1541 disk drive and plays back directly from the disk drive connected via a cable to a monitor. Well Protovision have released a cable and a copy of the demo on 5.25” floppy so you can experience the demo yourself (if you have the hardware!) https://www.protovision.games/shop/product_info.php?products_id=348&language=en (Eric) - Punch, whip, and zipline your way through a post-apocalyptic America in this 16-bit retro-style action platformer! Play as Taro Takahashi, a resistance soldier on a revenge mission against the dictator who lords over the ashes. https://store.steampowered.com/app/1280300/Steel_Assault/ (Tim) MOT's Grand Prix is out for Pico-8 Step back in time to an era when folk were real folk and racecar steering wheels were real steering wheels. Mot's Grand Prix is a pseudo 3D Formula 1 racer inspired by Grand Prix Circuit, Continental Circus and a bunch of other 80s/90s racers I've forgotten :). https://tommulgrew.itch.io/mots-grand-prix (Eric) - Mega65 finally available for pre-order! - https://www.vintageisthenewold.com/mega65-available-for-pre-order-next-week (Eric) - The Fall of Prometheus - A fabulous Mythical action puzzler for the MSX is now playable online https://shar.es/aWGvgE #retrogaming #gaming #games #gamedev #gamersunite #msx #msxdev (Tim) - Reset 64 and Derek ?! Has revealed a “Cracking” port of Chuckie Egg for the VIC 20. Previously this was one of the few 8 bit Micros (popular in England) that did not get a conversion. Now this has been corrected with this port. Also you should be “eggstatic” that its available as a free download over at Reset 64's Itch.io page: https://t.co/6hUNtwKvyi?amp=1 Please give us a review on Apple Podcasts! Thanks for listening! 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Sir David Amess, a member of parliament for the ruling Conservative Party, has been killed in a stabbing attack in Essex, England. A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Also on the programme: a deadly suicide attack on a mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan; and what baby frogs can teach us about the healing power of algae. (Image: A photograph of Sir David Amess in St Peter's church in Eastwood, Essex, at a Catholic mass held following the death of the Conservative MP who was stabbed multiple times at a meeting with constituents. Credit: Ansell/PA Wire)
In the United Kingdom, Conservative Party Member of Parliament David Amess was stabbed to death on Friday in his constituency of Leigh-on-Sea, England. The 69-year-old father of five had served in Parliament since 1983 and was known politically as a social conservative and prominent campaigner against abortion. Also, in the last chaotic days of US operations in Afghanistan, Najibullah Quraishi was there reporting as the Taliban took over the country. Quraishi, whose documentary, “Taliban Takeover,” just premiered on Frontline, gives us an unvarnished view of the new Afghanistan. Plus, The Wizard of New Zealand, Ian Brackenbury Channell, is out of a job. The Christchurch City Council has decided to stop paying him to provide public acts of wizardry.
Today, we have the MOST special guest—this woman is my HERO, and her books changed my life. Her name is Natalie Lue; she's a podcaster, speaker, artist, and writer of well-known books such as Mr. Unavailable and the Fallback Girl, a book that means so much to me I can basically recite it. Like so many women, Natalie had a litany of problems that included bad boundaries, toxic relationships, and a penchant for emotionally unavailable men. Until everything changed in 2005, when a crippling disease and the breakup from a barely-there guy triggered an awakening, igniting the desire to fight back. She wrote down her experiences and documented her journey, which led to self-publishing five best-selling books and creating Baggage Reclaim, including online courses, over 16,000 blog entries, and a podcast that has helped millions of women become "reclaimers" in over 140 countries. Through it all, her mission remains the same: if she can help even one person avoid what she went through and support others who have struggled with abandonment, rejection, trauma, people-pleasing, emotional unavailability, and feeling "not good enough," she's making the world a better place. Natalie Lue is a thought leader in relationships. Her no-nonsense, compassionate, and humorous take has garnered a following in over 140 countries, and she's been featured in The New York Times, NPR, and the BBC, to name a few. She's the author of Mr. Unavailable and the Fallback Girl, The No Contact Rule, The Dreamer and Fantasy Relationship and Love, Care, Trust & Respect, which has sold 140K+ copies, and her podcast, The Baggage Reclaim Sessions, has over 2 million downloads. Harper Horizon is publishing her next book, The Joy of Saying No, in October 2022. Aside from her self-help blog, Baggage Reclaim, she is also the founder of the kids' lifestyle blog Bambino Goodies. Born in England, raised in Dublin, Ireland, she's based in South East London with her husband, two daughters, and crazy cockerpoo. She left advertising to become a full-time blogger for the past 13.5 years. She's the former relationship columnist for In The Moment Magazine and has spoken at numerous conferences and given talks at companies including Amazon and InTouch in the U.S. Her current work centers around people-pleasing, boundaries, mindfulness, and creativity. Kerry Brett and Natalie Lue cover a lot of ground. In my opinion, Natalie is a brilliant writer who channeled this epic book and had the unique and perfect skill set to put it all together. If you struggle to date or think something is wrong with you, unworthy or not good enough, this episode will be a game-changer. Topics include:Why Natalie has a knack for calling a spade a spade, tune into why she's always 100 percent right when it comes to problems within relationships.You're not crazy or losing your mind, why it's crazy-making dealing with a "Mr. Unavailable".Why Mr. Unavailable and the Fallback Girl is the the gift that keeps on giving.Why Natalie's books speak to the collective pain women, go through.Why women are socialized and conditioned to get the short end of the stick when it comes to toxic relationships.Why this is not the "Last Chance Saloon" and why we should never settle!What a relationship looks like with a "Mr. Unavailable", spoiler alert it's not pretty and never ends well. EVER!Why "Mr. Unavailable and the Fallback Girl" was survival for me because society doesn't talk about these things or these types of men who cause all this distribution, havoc, and pain.The definition of "Future Faking" – when someone fakes a future to get what they want in the present.What "Fast Forwarding" is and why things start intense and moments later end up in smokes.Why "Mr. Unavailable's" use "blowing hot or cold" to manage down expectations and control the narrative.What is an "Overlapper" and why they justified their awful actions to a "slip and fa
It's been four weeks since Aston Villa supporters made their way to Villa Park, the long-awaited return sees the visit of Wolves in a tricky mid-table clash.We catch up on Dean Smith's pre-match press conference and the international duty race against time for Emi Martinez and Douglas Luiz to be involved against the Dogheads.Also, what's with this chatter about Dean Smith and the England job?GET THE EXCLUSIVE MOMS PATRON PODCAST CHANNEL and JOIN MATCH CLUBIf you want extra podcast shows during the month and to join Match Club, please do support the show by becoming a MOMS Patron.For more details and to become a Patron, click here: Become a MOMS PatronFollow the show on Twitter at @myoldmansaid and join the show's listener facebook group The Mad Few.T-Shirt, Mugs & Merch Listeners can now buy a MOMS Podcast T-shirt or mug to show their support of the show and look cool, check out the MOMS SHOP to buy.Credits: David Michael - @oldmansaidChris Budd - @BUDD_musicMy Old Man Said - https://www.myoldmansaid.comEditor/Producer - David Michael See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
It was a tremendous WBC Heavyweight Title fight last Saturday night and host T.J. Rives and his guests are back to discuss Fury-Wilder III and make some other fight picks too on "the Big Fight Weekend Podcast" First, it's a roundtable with Marquis Johns, Sr. Writer of Big Fight Weekend.com and T.C. Martin from Las Vegas and the five day a week "TC Martin Show" in the desert. Both guys were live at the T-Mobile Arena on the Vegas strip for Fury's 11th round KO. They have their insight on why Fury won emphatically again, despite being knocked down twice in the 4th round, but recovering? Marquis and T.C. also give thoughts on whether at 36 years old now, is Wilder through for the biggest fights? Also, where does Fury go next and in the USA or Britain for the next defense? Then, T.J. and Marquis go over the fight cards of prominence this weekend from San Diego to Fresno, CA to England and more. The Top Rank Boxing/ESPN+ show has WBO Featherweight World Champ, hard punching Emanuel Navaratte of Mexico in the main event. The guys have odds and picks on all of it! Hear it all on "The Big Fight Weekend Podcast" and make sure to subscribe/review us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!! Follow - Twitter | Instagram Watch - YouTube | Twitch Discuss - Slack | Reddit Read - SportsGamblingPodcast.com Download the SGPN APP today https://sgpn.app and leave us a rating/review. Support for this episode - WynnBet | PropSwap.com code “SGP” | Prediction Strike code Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
This week on Openly Outspoken, I sit down with Kay Rawlins on Episode 52 of Openly Outspoken. We chat about how Kay Rawlins moved over to the U.S from England to start a Major League Soccer team right in the heart of Orlando and the impact of mixing sports/politics.About Kay Rawlins: Founder and minority owner of Orlando City Soccer Club; Senior VP of Community Relations; President of the Foundation. Speaking engagements on behalf of the Club, community outreach, sending players to schools and youth groups and encouraging staff and fans to join community projects. Board member for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida, Cannonball Kids cancer, Central Florida Foundation, 4 Rivers Foundation, Commission on Homelessness, Florida Sports Foundation, WISE Greater Orlando; All Women Empowered, Advisory Committee of the US Global Leadership Coalition. OBJ 2016 Businesswoman of the Year, gave a talk at TEDx Orlando 2017 and awarded Corporate Ally of the Year 2019 by the Pride Chamber.Mother of 4, grandmother of 3!Connect with Kay Rawlins: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kay-rawlins-b671421a6/Openly Outspoken with Jeremy Adams is a podcast for authentic discussions on current events, business, politics, science, and more with some of the world's best and brightest thought leaders. Jeremy's primary inspiration to start the podcast was to be able to have meaningful conversations with people whose viewpoints he may or may not agree with. One of the greatest things about current civilization is the fact we are so different and have so many different perspectives. With a focus on growth and learning, rather than just being right, the world will be a much better place. New episodes are available every Friday on Facebook, YouTube and your favorite podcast player at 11AM EST/8AM PST. To subscribe to the show on your favorite podcast player, visit: http://openlyoutspoken.com To subscribe and watch full episodes on Youtube, visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeV_4fKex4yOwO8fh_EMP4g To learn more about Jeremy Adams, visit: http://jeremycadams.com And to connect with Jeremy on social media, please see the links below: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrjeremycadams Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mrjeremycadams Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrjeremycadams LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mrjeremycadams SUBSCRIBE AND LISTEN!
With so much to cover in Chapter 27, we've decided to break it up into two episode. This week, Vanessa and Lauren focus in on Bertha and grapple with the racist and imperialist themes of Jane Eyre. Many thanks this week to Dr. Rab Houston for consulting with us about the history of asylums in Victorian England. Check out his project Promoting Mental Health Through the Lessons of History. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this interview I am joined by internationally renowned yoga teacher Angela Farmer. Angela recounts the story of her life in yoga, from her birth in 1939 pre-war England, to her studies under yoga guru BKS Iyengar, to her international teaching career spanning over fifty years. Angela reveals how after a decade of rigorous training under Iyengar, she broke away from strict asana practice to find her own path of listening to the body. Despite the resultant blacklisting by the yoga community, Angela uncovered a radically different way of practicing yoga. Angela also shares what it means to be receptive to life in the face of fear, trauma, and change, and offers her heart advice to women of all ages. … Video version: https://www.guruviking.com/ep117-angela-farmer-a-life-in-yoga/ Also available on Youtube, iTunes, & Spotify – search ‘Guru Viking Podcast'. … Topics include: 00:00 - Intro 00:45 - Angela's childhood during WW2 04:37 - Differences between girls' and boys' education 08:02 - Major childhood injuries and surgeries 14:20 - Reading Huxley and discovering yoga 16:30 - Meeting B.K.S. Iyengar and time in India 22:01 - Challenges teaching yoga in English schools 25:37 - Teaching career in America and meeting Victor van Kooten 27:31 - Breaking from Iyengar and beginning to feel the body 31:25 - Injuries incurred practicing Iyengar yoga 35:34 - Radical change in teaching style 39:38 - Connecting to the woman inside 44:18 - How to be with the body 47:18 - Working with fear and trauma 53:17 - Do you really want to hug? 55:54 - Receptivity vs passivity 59:56 - Being a woman 01:05:34 - Being blacklisted by the Iyengar school 01:12:36 - Angela's heart advice to women … To find our more about Angela, visit: - https://angela-victor.com/ … For more interviews, videos, and more visit: - www.guruviking.com Music ‘Deva Dasi' by Steve James
JK Rowling had it wrong when she set the HP world in England, the real-life wizarding world was in Japan They had a ministry of magic and a school and all that jazz!! I'm so serious!!! https://www.instagram.com/ (Instagram) https://www.patreon.com/fortheloveofhistorypodcast?fan_landing=true (Patreon) https://linktr.ee/fortheloveofhistory (Link Tree) Email: email@example.com Further Reading https://nirc.nanzan-u.ac.jp/nfile/4243 (The Development of Early Modern Onmyōdō) The Magical Practice of Onmyōdō and Its Checkered History https://japanesemythology.wordpress.com/2012/09/23/onmyodo-and-onmyoji-legendary-magicians-and-diviners-of-the-heian-period/amp/ (Onmyodo and onmyoji, legendary magicians and diviners of the Heian Period) https://www.jstor.org/stable/41955532?seq=1=%27/c/pagans-witches/tag/page_scan_tab_contents/%27%3E#page_scan_tab_contents (Uncovering "Shikigami": The Search for the Spirit Servant of Onmyōdō) http://hushicho.captainn.net/onmy/index.html (Just in case you want to become an onmyoji!) ; P
The Revd Catherine Williams leads a service of Evening Prayer for Friday during Ordinary Time. With music from St Martin's Voices. Find the service and join in via the free Daily Prayer app or online via the Church of England website: www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-in-daily-prayer/evening-prayer-contemporary-friday-15-october-2021
NUGGET CONTEXT In one of the stories, Harish takes us back to 1930 when the competition was to see who could complete the fastest solo flight between India and England that year. JRD Tata (flying from India to England) and Aspy Engineer (flying from England to India) are two of the competitors and it turns out to be a close rase to the finish line with these two. The story is about something that transpires between them when they meet in Egypt, something that illustrates the approach to competition in the Tata Group. GUEST Harish Bhat is the Brand Custodian of Tata Sons. He has had a ~35 year career at the Tata Group and has held several leadership roles including COO - Watches and Accessories Business at Titan, MD & CEO of Tata Consumer Products, Chairman of the Board at Tata Coffee Limited and more. He is the Author of four books. "#Tata Stories", 40 timeless tales to inspire you. "An extreme love of coffee", an exciting novel about coffee and magic. "Tata Log", inspiring stories from the contemporary history of the Tata Group. "The Curious Marketer", a free-flowing exploration of curiosity in marketing. He also writes frequently in several leading publications including The Mint and The Hindu Business Line. In this conversation, we spoke about his journey, some of his key choices and his perspectives on storytelling and building culture through it. Then we dove into some of the stories and lessons from his book. Published in Oct 2021. HOST Deepak is a Leadership Advisor and an Executive Coach. He works with leaders to improve their effectiveness and in helping them make better decisions specifically around organizational and career transitions. He currently runs Transition Insight (www.transitioninsight.com) and works with leaders to handle phases of transition thoughtfully. He has worked as an Operations Consultant with KPMG in UK, Strategy Consultant with McKinsey in the US and as a Leadership Consultant with EgonZehnder (a Swiss Leadership Advisory firm) where he helped companies recruit CEOs, CXOs and Board Members and worked on Leadership Development. Deepak is a certified CEO Coach and is an alumnus of IIT Madras, IIM Ahmedabad and London Business School. His detailed profile can be found at https://in.linkedin.com/in/djayaraman OTHER GUESTS 1.Vijay Amritraj 2.Amish Tripathi 3.Raghu Raman 4.Papa CJ 5.Kartik Hosanagar 6.Ravi Venkatesan 7.Abhijit Bhaduri 8.Viren Rasquinha 9.Prakash Iyer 10.Avnish Bajaj 11.Nandan Nilekani 12.Atul Kasbekar 13.Karthik Reddy 14.Pramath Sinha 15.Vedika Bhandarkar 16.Vinita Bali 17.Zia Mody 18.Rama Bijapurkar 19.Dheeraj Pandey 20.Anu Madgavkar 21.Vishy Anand 22. Meher Pudumjee 23.KV Shridhar (Pops) 24.Suresh Naraynan 25.Devdutt Pattanaik 26.Jay Panda 27.Amit Chandra 28.Chandramouli Venkatesan 29.Roopa Kudva 30.Vinay Sitapati 31.Neera Nundy. 32.Deepa Malik 33.Bombay Jayashri. 34.Arun Maira 35.Ambi Parameswaran 36.OP Bhaat 37.Indranil Chakraborty 38.Tarun Khanna 39. Ramachandra Guha 40. Stewart Friedman 41. Rich Fernandez 42. Falguni Nayar 43. Rajat Gupta 44. Kartik Hosanagar 45. Michael Watkins 46. Matt Dixon 47. Herminia Ibarra 48. Paddy Upton 49. Tasha Eurich 50. Alan Eagle 51. Sudhir Sitapati 52. James Clear 53. Lynda Gratton 54. Jennifer Petriglieri. 55. Matthew Walker 56. Raj Raghunathan 57. Jennifer Garvey Berger 58. BJ Fogg 59. R Gopolakrishnan 60. Sir Andrew Likierman. 61. Atul Khatri 62. Whitney Jonson 63. Venkat Krishnan 64. Marshall Goldsmith 65. Ashish Dhawan 66. Vinay Sitapati 67. Ashley Whillans 68. Tenzin Priyadarshi 69. Ramesh Srinivasan 70. Bruce Feiler 71. Sanjeev Aggarwal and T. N. Hari 72. Bill Carr 73. Jennifer Wetzler 74. Sally Helgesen 75. Dan Cable 76. Tom Vanderbilt 77. Darleen DeRosa 78. Amy Edmondson 79. Katy Milkman DISCLAIMER All content and opinions expressed in the podcast are that of the guests and are not necessarily the opinions of Deepak Jayaraman and Transition Insight Private Limited. Views expressed in comments to blog are the personal opinions of the author of the comment. They do not necessarily reflect the views of The Company or the author of the blog. Participants are responsible for the content of their comments and all comments that are posted are in the public domain. The Company reserves the right to monitor, edit, and/or publish any submitted comments. Not all comments may be published. Any third-party comments published are third party information and The Company takes no responsibility and disclaims all liability. The Company reserves the right, but is not obligated to monitor and delete any comments or postings at any time without notice.
We left prison last week, but that doesn't mean we've had our fill of lies and murder. This week we're diving into the BritBox mini series, Intruder. In a lovely seaside town in south western England, a dinner party leads to a questionable homicide and a cover-up, but that's only the beginning. Join us as we break down the first half of this series.Twitter: @concentratedpodInstagram: @concentratedpodFacebook: http://facebook.com/concentratedpodcastVoicemail: 301-531-4393Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgBuyMeACoffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/concentratedpodYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTqvXBYCkLcFnVyevMSaBQgConcentrated Merch: https://www.teepublic.com/user/concentratedFacebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/concentratedpodcast
In 2019, there were 468,342 new sexually transmitted infection (STI) diagnoses made at sexual health services in England. Of these, the most commonly diagnosed STIs were chlamydia (229,411; 49% of all new STI diagnoses), gonorrhoea (70,936; 15%) and genital warts (51,274; 11%). Between 2012 and 2019, rates of new diagnoses increased for: chlamydia: a 3.5% increase, from 394 to 408 per 100,000 population gonorrhoea: a 151% increase, from 50 to 126 per 100,000 population syphilis: a 152% increase, from 5.6 to 14.2 per 100,000 population. Over the same time period, there was a decline in new diagnoses of genital warts (a 36% decrease, from 142 to 91 per 100,000 population), and the rate of genital herpes diagnoses remained constant at 61 per 100,000 population. Overcoming What Can't be Cured is Belize Samuel's seven-year journey to overcoming the stigma of herpes. This book is transparent, inspiring, and full of real situations. The fight of living with herpes is unseen. Many individuals are living in fear and shame because of this incurable STD. This book will display Mrs. Samuel's emotions, thoughts, and actions to overcome what many individuals dream too. Mrs. Samuel will walk you through her diagnosis, pregnancy, and meeting her husband. Overcoming What Can't be Cured will display the opportunity to live beyond the herpes stigma. You're not ALONE~ Belize Samuel According to https://www.stdlifecoach.com/ (STD life coach Belize Spivey), having herpes doesn't mean you're destined to live as a spinster. You can continue dating and engaging in sexual activity. Spivey contracted it 11 years ago, and learning to live with it forced her to do a lot of self-reflection when it came to her dating habits. She discovered that she had an unhealthy relationship with sex, using it to cope with low self-esteem and to feel better about herself. Contracting herpes made her revaluate her reasons for sexual activity and do the inner work necessary to move forward. Once she was able to do that, she learned that there was life after herpes. She started her business, Overcoming, in 2015 as a way to support other Black women like herself. Products : https://www.stdlifecoach.com/overcomerstore Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/coachbelize/ Testing: https://www.mylabbox.com/?sscid=a1k5_f6ky6&utm_source=SAS&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=2980531&afftrack Take advantage of the resources that help dismantle stigmas surrounding it. If your status has impacted your self-esteem, seek therapy to discuss your thoughts about your diagnosis. You can also join a support group such as Overcomers. Most importantly, communicate with potential partners, love yourself, and know that life with herpes doesn't have to mean a life without love. Thank you @Mayaissac for letting me use her song 'when I get there' Please email me if you would like to be featured in the podcast or plug in your product - email@example.com Follow me on Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/happy_singlemompodcast/ Support this podcast
Welcome back to another interview from the skill exchange calls that I've been running with Climate Farmers for our regenerative farming network in Europe. This is one of the many community building activities that I've been organising to help to connect farmers around Europe to some of the best emerging information available, and to get their most important questions answered from our experts around the world. In this session I had the chance to speak with Charles Dowding in Somerset in England. Many of you may already know Charles as an innovative gardener and author of nine books on caring for soil as well as productive ways to grow food with less weeding through no-dig management. At Homeacres, his small, intensive market garden Charles teaches, runs experiments and above all produces delicious food. Based on his experience of growing vegetables without tillage for 35 years he shows people from all walks of life how to grow more easily, enjoyably and in a time-efficient way. Before we get started I want to remind all of you who would be interested in attending one of these skill exchange calls live in the future, all you have to do is be a registered farmer in Europe to receive the invitations and call links that we have coming up. I'm planning the next session with Nigel Palmer, author of the book “The Regenerative Growers Guide to Garden Amendments” later this month, so don't wait too long. You can register now at climatefarmers.org Get the resource packet for this episode! Join the discord discussion channel to answer the weekly questions and learn new skills with the whole community Links: https://charlesdowding.co.uk/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB1J6siDdmhwah7q0O2WJBg https://www.instagram.com/charles_dowding/?hl=en https://charlesdowding.co.uk/courses/ Check out pervious episodes on No-dig gardening https://regenerativeskills.com/abundantedge-the-definitive-guide-to-no-till-organic-farming-with-andrew-mefferd-author-of-the-organic-no-till-farming-revolution-105/ https://regenerativeskills.com/abundantedge-the-definitive-guide-to-no-till-organic-farming-part-2-with-andrew-mefferd-author-of-the-organic-no-till-farming-revolution-105/
As a young couple from war-torn South Sudan seeks asylum and a fresh start in England, they're tormented by a sinister force living in their new home.Check us out on...Twitter @TSMoviePodFacebook: Time SensitiveInstagram: @timesensitivepodcastGrab some Merch at TeePublicBig Heads Media
Alex and Javier return from their brief excursion into continental Europe to cover not only the reconvening of Premier League fixtures, but the seismic news that Newcastle United have been sold by Mike Ashley, to a Saudi Arabian company PIF to introduce yet another impending new super power of financial might to England's top flight. Amid all the chaos associated with the takeover, we've got excellent matchups yet again as Leicester host Manchester United, Chelsea travel to Brentford City, Everton host West Ham, and Arsenal will take up the Monday night slot as Crystal Palace arrive to the Emirates Stadium. Social Media: Twitter | Instagram Featuring Alex Moss Javier Arevalo Intro/Outro Music Love Syndrome - Enamour
Most fully vaccinated travellers will be able to take cheaper lateral flow tests on returning to England from holiday, rather than the more expensive PCR tests. What does it mean for the travel industry? Plus more foreign workers will be allowed in to do the jobs in abbatoirs that British workers are not filling right now. And have you been spending more on the kids this halloween? Felicity asks if, after such a rough 18 months, we're just wanting to spend more on the things we missed out on. #WakeUpToMoney With Felicity Hannah
This week the show is not so much on the road, but out at sea! We take your letters and inspirational thoughts to the east coast of England to make a walk in sea fog, before climbing aboard the X-Pilot service vessel navigating ten miles out to photograph a cluster of seven sea forts from WWII, where the Thames Estuary meets the North Sea. Our special guest, environmental portrait and advertising photographer Phil Melia talks about making projects. We discuss the fashionable word 'story', introduce the world's most famous darkroom, talk happy accidents and more. Supported by MPB.com and our patrons. See the SHOW PAGE.
Cider is delicious and it is historic. It is America's first popular alcoholic beverage, made from apples brought across the Atlantic from England in colonial times. And over the past fifteen or so years it has been enjoying something of a revival. To appreciate the differing tastes of cider one needs to know more about the apples and the history as “Cider embodies the best and worst of America's history and agricultural practices.” Cider specialists and authors Dan Pucci and Craig Cavallo delve deep into the topic in their recent book, American Cider: A Modern Guide to a Historic Beverage.Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support A Taste of the Past by becoming a member!A Taste of the Past is Powered by Simplecast.
This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for October 15th, 2021. A major study shows infections among school-aged children in England are “high and rising.” That probably ups the intensity of the debate over kids and vaccines. The reproduction rate of those aged 17 and younger was 1.18, meaning on average every 10 infected young people are passing it on to about 12 others. From the gee I wish we'd known this earlier department, two new international studies show the immune protection from two doses of Pfizer drops off after a mere two months. One study found the drop especially true for men, people 65 and older, and those with immunosuppression. The study also found immunity lasts longer from a vaccination if you've already had a natural case of COVID-19. Penn State College of Medicine researchers found more than half of the 236 million people diagnosed with COVID-19 worldwide since December 2019 will experience post-COVID symptoms for up to six months after recovering. These include tiredness, difficulty breathing, chest pain, sore joints and loss of taste or smell. The research team said healthcare officials should get ready for all those survivors who'll need care for psychological and physical conditions. How do airline passengers feel about vaccine mandates to fly? Well, it's America, so the answer is, it's split. That's according to the travel website Skift's poll. 45% definitely want a mandate, 23% don't care either way, and 33% are against it. The older the person, the more likely they are to be in favor of requiring vaccinations to fly. With all the stories of overworked nurses with PTSD and of nurses who are getting fired or quitting because of vaccine mandates, you'd think it wouldn't be a very alluring occupation right now. But applications to nursing schools are actually rising. Up 5.6% in 2020 according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and number are also trending up in 2021. The reasons; unprecedented career opportunities, the challenge, and many people have been inspired by healthcare workers over the past couple of years. In the United States cases were down 22%, deaths are down 5%, and hospitalizations are down 21% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,702,828 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: Michigan 26%, Minnesota 21%. North Dakota 16%, Montana 13%, and Pennsylvania 11%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Bethel Census Area, AK. Stark, ND. Goshen, WY. Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK. Lewis, KY. Lake, MT. Nome Census Area, AK. Rio Grande, CO. Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK. And Whitley, KY. There have been at least 720,482 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont unchanged at 70.3%, Connecticut unchanged at 69.6%, and Rhode Island at 69.5%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia still unchanged at 40.7%, Idaho unchanged at 42.5%, and Wyoming at 42.7%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is unchanged at 56.5%. The five countries with the biggest 24-hour increases in the number of fully vaccinated people: Cambodia, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, and Oceana all up 2%. Globally, cases were down 14% and deaths were down 15% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 26. There are 17,809,484 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 99,775. The U.K. 42,606. Turkey 31,248. Russia 28,717. And India... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Do you believe you will be happy and fulfilled at some point in the future - perhaps when you get the right job, relationship or house?Or maybe you will find lasting fulfilment when you do something really special - like win a World Cup...Jonny Wilkinson reached the pinnacle of his sport in 2003 aged 24, when he kicked England to World Cup glory. But, rather than being left with a sense of lasting peace and fulfilment by fulfilling his ultimate goal, Wilkinson's body and mind soon began to suffer. It eventually led him to question whether inner peace could be found in objects and activities in the outside world.**The full conversation with Jonny Wilkinson is here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/obsession-jonny-wilkinson/id1564063336?i=1000519823758 Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com**And a big shoutout to my sponsors whose support enables me to put out weekly episodes.Whether you are anxious, stressed, struggling to focus or sleep – there's something for everyone in Puresport CBD's brilliant range of oils, capsules, balms and nootropics.Check out their amazing products at puresportcbd.com and get 20% off by using the code Life20 at checkout. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Katie Couric is spilling the tea on RBG's 2016 takes on Colin Kaepernick and kneeling during the national anthem ahead of her new book she's selling. Some sad news where a very young child shot his mother because his father left his gun in his Paw Patrol Bag. Also sadly it has been confirmed that cartel leaders, police chiefs and allegedly the army in Mexico teamed up to capture and kill 43 students back in 2014. A new product that looks like it might not work is being marketed as an anti cocaine spray. In quite possibly the greatest video ever elite North Korean soldiers put on a live display for Kim Jung Un (00:51:34) (00:00:00) - Timestamps Cup of Coffee in the Big Time (00:06:00) - Fun Fact - 197 out of the 330 million Americans have heard of podcasts (00:07:20) - Holidays: Be Bald Day, National FRUMP Day, Spider Man Day and World Sight Day (00:09:10) - This Day in History: 1066 the Battle of Hastings and the Norman Invasion; 1322 Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeated Edward II of England (00:14:06) - Trending Mentions: NHL season started; There was a horrible bow and arrow attack in Norway where five people were killed; Adam Schefter in trouble from NFL emails to WFT execs too (00:19:41) - #3 - William Shatner went to outer space in a Blue Origin spacecraft, becoming the oldest man in space ever (00:22:14) - #2 - Kevin James trended after a fake graphic of the most searched for pornhub topics by state listed him as Tennessee's top search (00:23:55) - Cream of the Crop: Katie Couric admits she withheld Ruth Bader Ginsberg's comments about Colin Kaepernick and kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 (00:32:50) - Child shoots and kills his Mother by accident after father leaves gun in Paw Patrol bag (00:35:25) - Brett Favre and the Million Dollar Men might owe the state of Mississippi millions of dollars TikTok International Moment (00:40:35) - Newly released text messages prove that the cartel the police and the army in Mexico teamed up to capture and murder 43 students in Mexico in 2014 (00:45:50) - An Australian man stormed an animal shelter at gunpoint to retrieve his cat (00:51:34) - North Korean special forces put on the demonstration of a lifetime, breaking block and brick over their heads as a starter (01:02:59) - A company comes up with anti coke spray and markets to pub owners These stories, and much more, brought to you by our incredible sponsors: Talkspace - Match with a licensed therapist when you go to https://www.talkspace.com/ and get $100 off your first month with the promo code HARDFACTOR. Lightstream - Take control of your credit card debt with a consolidation loan from Lightstream. Get a special interest rate discount by going to https://www.lightstream.com/Factor Raycon - Everyday earbuds that look, feel, and sound better than ever. Get 15% off you Raycon order at https://buyraycon.com/hardfactor Go to store.hardfactor.com and patreon.com/hardfactor to support the pod with incredible merch and bonus podcasts Leave us a Voicemail at 512-270-1480, send us a voice memo to firstname.lastname@example.org, and/or leave a 5-Star review on Apple Podcasts to hear it on Friday's show Other Places to Listen: Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Lots More... Watch Full Episodes on YouTube Follow @HardFactorNews on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook