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Covid forced social activities, like bar crawls and date nights, to go on hiatus, or move to Zoom. So the fact that fragrance sales increased by 82% in the first half of 2021, compared to the same time in 2020, demonstrates that in the age of wellness, perfume has been added to the list of self-care. Ilaria Resta, global president since March of 2020 of the perfumery division at Firmenich, a fragrance and flavor company, said this shift in consumer preference is just one aspect of change that she has been tasked with reacting to. “The key pillars of my vision are related to anticipating and being on the leading front of the transformation of this industry, and future-proofing the business by anticipating or creating trends,” said Resta on this week's Glossy Beauty Podcast. That's included navigating the “shift from fragrance [being worn to] appeal to others to being [worn] for our own relaxation and feeling better with ourselves,” she said. Additionally, Resta has had to determine, “How do we communicate the fragrance in a virtual way [during Covid]?” she said. Fittingly for the digital-centric nature of the world today, Firmenich launched Scentmate, an “AI-enabled platform” that enables users to create a personalized fragrance based on data, as well as their personal preferences. “Innovation is critical as a driver for value creation and differentiation [in fragrance],” she said. Below are additional highlights from the conversation, which have been lightly edited for clarity On the evolution of the fragrance industry “The power of fragrances in triggering emotions [and] memories. It's outstanding, and [it] is used also for therapies in order to trigger specific emotions. There are ingredients proven to aid concentration and focus, in lowering the heartbeat rate and improving well-being. It's an industry that is evolving from being pleasure-focused [and] hedonic-focused to being an industry that is also adding real physical and mental benefits. And [it] is very much science-driven, as much as it is hedonic and creative. It is a fascinating sweet spot between the left and the right brain.” Firmenich's relationship with sustainability “The company started working on [sustainability] before it became even a word or before it became a necessity and a demand from consumers. Decades ago, at Firmenich, we started defining critical roles to assess the role of biodegradable, renewable ingredients in the palette of ingredients that our perfumers work with. But also when it comes to biochemistry, we develop fragrances that mimic nature but do not deprive nature [of these] ingredients. At the same time, we started looking at the broader role of sustainability when it comes to social responsibility. [We] make sure that all the sourcing strategies are [responsibly sourced] from communities that are treated in the best way, not only for the workers, but [also] for the communities they work with. We [ensure] there are equal wages and minimum wages for men and women. We look at the broader ecosystems of sustainability. And this has been inspiring the work at Firmenich, this has been an important glue between us and our clients.”
It's nice to know that, no matter how bad things may seem, you can always count on the “good, upstanding, red-blooded Americans” who supported the War on Drugs to take medication that's intended for animals. Fittingly, Cognitive Dissidents David Rosie Rosenberg, “The Black Voice of Reason” Tymon Shipp, and Dr. David Robinson tackle the topics that are strong enough for an animal, but made for a human! It's your weekly dose of newsy infotainment… GET DOSED!
Today's episode was such a joy to record - Phoebe Luckhurst is an editor at the Evening Standard newspaper, and also the author of The Lock In, a totally fun indulgence of a book about what happens when three housemates (and a date) find themselves trapped in the attic of their house share. Phoebe is such a clever writer - she has managed to work in so many touchpoints of millennial culture and London life, from dating apps to public transport calculations to awful landlords and so much else. Fittingly, she wrote most of the book in lockdown - something I loved hearing about as I can remember having the opposite experience, and feeling totally uncreative and uninspired. I was also fascinated by her tales of student journalism (she was one of the founding staff members on the student tabloid The Tab). Anyway - I'll leave you to discover the rest. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Buy the book here: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-lock-in/phoebe-luckhurst/9780241508756 Edited by Chelsey Moore
We have a long history as a show, 4+ years to be exact. One question Cheddie always gets (after "Does Handsome REALLY have to be on the show? I hate that guy...) is "When's Brain coming back??!" Well... BRIAN'S BACK!... for an episode (real sitdown episode soon come). Fittingly enough this week the guys get into a few topics dealing with loyalty, like the true story behind the Pacers locker room on that famous night Metta Worldpeace decided to be less than peaceful and a lot more worldly. We find out when he knocked some sense into those fans at "The Malice in the Palace" - Jermaine O'Neal actually hated his guts after. Originally leaving the show because his girlfriend, now fiance (guess leaving us worked in his favor), we ask Brian how he'd feel if binge-mate skipped ahead and saw a series finale without him? He also chimes in on this "crate challenge" and tells us there's actually been a shortage of crates at his supermarket in the Bronx after all this! We discuss organizations like the Warriors feeding into beef and dividing stars for their own benefit, like when they didn't step in between KD & Draymond - and much more! ENJOY!
You know we're talking about a master filmmaker when this channel has already covered more than half of the man's titles and we're only now getting to this gritty crime classic. The Killing was early in Stanley Kubrick's career, so he wasn't yet at the top of his game as he would be for the next 40+ years. Still, there's plenty of examples of the technical prowess that would come to be trademark Kubrick. Fittingly, the complex plot even resembles a chess game. We weren't seeing eye to eye about the work of tough-but-sometimes-sweet Sterling Hayden or the ultra-fatal femme fatale Marie Windsor. We DID see eye to eye that the best part of the movie is the last half-hour. So get your listening device ready and make a clean break out to the race track as the 405th Ellises' Analysis talks about The Killing. Well, Actually: Elisha Cook Jr. is named Mr. Micklas (not “Nicklas”) and is the landlord at the Dakota Building in Rosemary's Baby. Planning the perfect robbery would go smoother with Sparkplug Coffee in a cup beside you. If you like getting 20% discounts, well, they'll give you one if you just enter our promo code of “top100project” when you're ready to pay the bill. And pay the bill please. No theft. Twitter, do ya? If so, you can discover us @moviefiend51 and @bevellisellis Our website is top100project.com Scoring At The Movies is Ryan's other podcast, where sports films are discussed
Welcome to this weeks Talking the Blues as we look back on a thrilling game at Elland Road resulting in a 2-2 draw with plenty to talk about…… Fittingly on a day […]
Welcome to this weeks Talking the Blues as we look back on a thrilling game at Elland Road resulting in a 2-2 draw with plenty to talk about…… Fittingly on a day […]
Tierney Tough is a ubiquitous presence in her native scene of Orlando, FL. At any given time, you can find her fronting beloved indie rock outfit The Pauses, organizing shows and festivals, or out on the road as a musician in the indie and punk tour circuit. Today, Tierney shares her first solo contribution to the music world, A Farce To Reckon With. The three-song EP was written completely by (and for) herself, influenced by artists like Fiona Apple, Built To Spill, Cat Power, and Blonde Redhead. Fittingly, her first solo effort elbowed its way into existence during a pandemic that forced us all into isolation and serves as a space for her signature voice and songwriting style to fully manifest and conjure its own spell. The three diverse tracks that comprise A Farce To Reckon With are drenched in an array of pianos, synths, and organic tones that all provide a perfect framework for Tierney's powerful voice. Single “Apartment 54” is a piano-driven earworm that taps into Tierney's imagination of turning her living room into a homemade discotheque during quarantine, while “Tired Swing” reels you in with its alluring melodies and unique percussion. A vibrant reimagining of “Friends of Mine” by the Zombies, featuring Patrick Newbery (Cursive) and Shawn Alpay (Laura Stevenson, How To Dress Well), wraps up the EP on a high note. Tierney collaborated with the inimitable Jim Dreffen to co-produce and J. Robbins (Jawbox) to mix the release. Thank you for listening! If there are bands that you would like to hear on the show or if you're a band that would like to join me for an interview, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitch: Twitch.tv/MrRadChad Instagram: @BeyondRadPodcast | @MrRadChad --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beyondrad/support
Of all the rulers of the Ilkhanate, perhaps none matched the might or the glory of Ghazan. Of a prestigious lineage: son of Arghun Ilkhan, grandson of Abaqa Ilkhan, great-grandson of Hulegu Ilkhan, great-great-grandson of Tolui and great-great-great-grandson of Chinggis Khan, Ghazan ruled with the self-assured confidence of a proud Chinggisid, who at the same time was veiled in an Islamic legitimacy. For Ghazan, while not the first Muslim monarch of the Ilkhanate, was the one who permanently islamicized the khanate. The Ilkhanate after Ghazan was a very different entity from the time before him, and the course of this we will examine in today's episode. I'm your host David, and this is Kings and Generals: Ages of Conquest. Ghazan did not come to the throne peacefully. As we covered in our last episode on the Ilkhanate, since the reign of his father Arghun Ghazan had been the top commander on the Ilkhanate's eastern border, defending against Chagatais, Neguderis and the rebelling general Nawruz. Though Ghazan was not happy with his uncle Geikhatu's election as Il-Khan in 1291, he accepted it. Geikhatu was murdered in early 1295 and an invitation soon came to Ghazan for the throne, he happily accepted. But when a cousin, Baidu, was hurriedly elected by a group of rambunctious princes led by Taghachar Noyan, Ghazan was furious. The result was skirmishing and near full out civil war only narrowly averted. In the end, on the urging of his former foe Nawruz, Ghazan converted to Islam, rallied his forces and stole away Baidu's supporters. On Ghazan's order, Baidu was executed, and Ghazan was finally elected as Il-Khan in autumn 1295; taking the title of Sultan Mahmad, as well as padishah-i islam, Emperor of Islam. Twenty-four years old when he stepped onto the throne, Ghazan was already an individual who had made himself known for his military ability and defence of the Ilkhanate's eastern border. Having brought about the submission of the former rebel Nawruz Noyan, Ghazan had made Nawruz his number two man. A staunch and loyal supporter of Ghazan, especially once he had convinced the young prince to convert to Islam, Nawruz became Ghazan's na'ib, viceroy, and acted a sword and shield for Ghazan… as long as Ghazan did as he wished. It seems that at the start of his reign, Ghazan struggled to control Nawruz, and on Nawruz's urging, Ghazan's first decree had been to order the destruction of Christian, Jewish and Buddhist places of worship in Islamic cities in the Ilkhanate, especially in Tabriz and Baghdad, the empire's chief cities. While Ghazan, as a new convert to Islam, may have sought to establish his credentials as a good Muslim monarch, Nawruz seems to have been the more zealous of the two and behind this pogrom. Once Ghazan reached Tabriz in October 1295 and was officially enthroned the following November, his first orders of business were to set out allotments, who would govern where, who was rewarded for their loyalty, and other enthronement celebrations. One of his bodyguard commanders, Mulai, was made the governor of Diyarbakir, and in a decidedly un-islamic ceremony, Ghazan married one of his father's widows, Bulughan Khatun. Already it was clear that Ghazan's conversion to Islam and lofty islamic titles had not replaced his Mongolian identity; while such a marriage, called levirate, was not just encouraged but expected among Mongols, particularly their monarchs, this sort of marriage was expressly forbidden in islam. Ghazan's servants sought to justify it based on the fact that Ghazan's father Arghun had not been a Muslim, and hence the marriage never truly legal. Whether this convinced anyone is debatable, but none could tell Ghazan “no.” But in what was to be a common trend in Ghazan's reign, punishment was also to be violently meted out once celebrations were done. Ghazan had seen the noyans who had proven themselves duplicitous over the previous reigns, jumping from candidate to candidate as fortunes change. Ghazan would have none of it. The noyan Qunchuqbal was put on trial and executed. Qunchuqbal's comrade, Taghachar Noyan, who had betrayed every Il-Khan since Teguder Ahmad, was too powerful with too many friends to be so summarily executed, so he was instead “rewarded” with a cushy appointment in Anatolia, where he was quietly murdered. The murder of Taghachar angered one of his friends, the governor of Anatolia named Baltu Noyan. Baltu rebelled at the start of 1296, and Ghazan responded with a large army led by his loyal commander and brother-in-law, Qutlughshah Noyan. It took until the winter of 1296 for Qutlughshah's forces to defeat and kill Baltu. This was not the only plot Ghazan faced. In the winter of 1295 forces from the Chagatai Khanate attacked Khurasan and Mazandaran. Ghazan sent Nawruz Noyan and two princes, Sögä and Barula, to repulse them, but the princes soon began to plot against Ghazan. Once learning of their plots, Ghazan ordered Nawruz to turn back and kill them. Another Chinggisid prince, a descendant of Chinggis Khan's brother Qasar named Arslan, also revolted and was quickly put down. By the end of 1296, Ghazan had faced rebellion from five imperial princes, who were all killed on his order. By the end of his reign, at least seven Chinggisid princes, 31 noyans and 10 high ranking Persian officials perished by the will of Ghazan. One of the most significant was the former vizier, Jamal al-Din Dastjirdani, who was executed in October 1296 on Ghazan's order, after a trial which would ultimately bring down Nawruz as well. Dastjirdani's great rival was Sadr' al-Din Zanjani, who has popped up repeatedly over our previous episodes, usually seeking the vizierate and generally causing trouble. Having been vizier under Geikhatu Il-Khan, he had lost the position under Geikhatu's successor Baidu, who gave it to Zanjani's rival Jamal al-Din Dastjirdani. During Ghazan's final march on Baidu, Zanjani was one of the first to abandon Baidu for Ghazan, and was rewarded with the position of vizier. However, Ghazan found himself displeased with his viziers; Zanjani was removed after a few months, replaced with Sharaf al-Din Simnani, who was in turn replaced in September 1296 by Zanjani's old foe, Dastjirdani. Dastjirdani was a close ally to Nawruz, and to reclaim the position of vizier Zanjani would need to take down both men. First, he whispered in Ghazan's ear of Dastjirdani's corruption, that he had been embezzling a huge quantity of funds from the treasury. Ghazan quickly had Dastjirdani put on trial and executed, after only a month as vizier. Zanjani was given the position for the third time, and quickly looked to undermine Nawruz. His timing was good, as Nawruz's standing with Ghazan had already fallen. Once Ghazan had sent Nawruz east to push the Chagatais out of Khurasan, Ghazan rescinded the most extreme prosecutions against Christians and Jews, who could reconstruct their churches and synagogues. In fact, Ghazan would punish Muslims who led assaults on Christian and Jewish buildings later in his reign. The same privilege was not extended to Buddhists, who permanently lost their standing in the Ilkhanate and Iran. They were given the choice of conversion, or of leaving the Ilkhanate. Once victory was achieved over the Chagatais, Nawruz returned to Tabriz to visit his very sick wife. As he journeyed west, some of the troops Nawruz left in Khurasan revolted, pillaged territory and joined the Chagatais. Ghazan was furious, insulted Nawruz and ordered him back to his post. Nawruz cooly replied that he would, once he had visited his ill wife. Ghazan's now poor disposition to Nawruz was taken advantage of by his new vizier, Zanjani. When a clerk in service of a Baghdadi merchant who travelled often to Mamluk Egypt was arrested in March 1297, Zanjani struck. Zanjani and his brother fabricated letters from Nawruz to the Mamluk Sultans, which depicted Nawruz as a man conspiring with them. Planting the letter into the clerk's belongings, they watched and waited. When Ghazan personally interrogated the clerk, he swore his innocence and made no mention of the letters. But when Ghazan searched the man's possessions and found the letter ascribed to Nawruz, he was apoplectic with rage. On the spot, Ghazan ordered the clerk beaten to death, then called for the deaths of Nawruz's family and servants, then ordered Nawruz's arrest. Nawruz fled upon learning of this, but was captured at Herat and turned over to Noyan Qutlughshah in August 1297, who had Nawruz cut in half. The late noyan's severed head spent some years adorning one of Baghdad's gates. Nawruz's downfall saw the stars of both Zanjani and Qutlughshah rise. In the meantime, Ghazan continued to advance his image as an almighty Muslim monarch, educating himself on Islamic laws and in 1297, donning a turban. He even experimented with bearing black banners as the ‘Abbasids once did, portraying himself as a sort of replacement ‘Abbasid Caliph, in part to challenge the puppet ‘Abbasid Caliphs the Mamluks kept in Cairo. Zanjani was finally confident in his position as vizier and wielded extreme power. But in the fashion of all Ikhanid viziers, his arrogance bred enemies. In March 1298, news came to Ghazan's ears that Zanjani was stealing funds from the imperial treasury. Fearing for his life, Zanjani decided to shift the blame away from himself. He went before Ghazan and bravely made accusations against one of his deputies and friends, a physician in Ghazan's keshig named Rashid al-Din. Ghazan saw through Zanjani's effort to condemn Rashid, and put a stop to it, though Zanjani maintained his position. The vizier needed a new plot, and to deal with Rashid al-Din. When Qutlughshah Noyan returned from crushing a rebellion in Georgia, the Noyan argued with Zanjani over tribute from the kingdom. Fearing the powerful Qutlughshah's wrath, Zanjani thought of himself a devilish plan to rid himself of both Qutlughshah and Rashid al-Din. He notified Ghazan that Qutlughshah had ruined the economy of Georgia. Ghazan was then mad at Qutlughshah, who openly wondered who had made the accusation to Ghazan. Zanjani told Qutlughshah that it had been Rashid al-Din, and Qutlughshah stormed off to question Rashid over the matter. But Zanjani had not counted on one thing: the friendly relations between Qutlughshah and Rashid al-Din from their time in the keshig together. When Qutlughshah questioned Rashid as to why the physician had denounced him, Rashid convinced Qutlughshah of his innocence in the matter. Returning to Ghazan, they quickly deduced that it was the plotting of Zanjani turning them against each other. In April 1298, Zanjani was put on trial and given over to Qutlughshah for execution, who had Zanjani killed in the same manner as Nawruz; cut in half. So ended the third vizierate of Sadr' al-Din Zanjani. Following Zanjani's bisection, Ghazan lifted two men into the position of vizier in 1298: Sa'd al-Siwaji and Rashid al-Din Hamadani. If the latter name is familiar, it is because Rashid al-Din has been a voice we have commonly consulted in our podcast. Indeed, we could say that Rashid al-Din is one of, if not the, most important single medieval author on the Mongols, for he is the author of the massive Compendium of Chronicles, which he began soon after Zanjani's fall. First we should finally give mr. Rashid al-Din an introduction. He was born in the northwestern Iranian city of Hamadan around 1247 into a Jewish family. Like his father, Rashid was trained as a physician. As Hamadan was an important centre for Iranian Jews, featuring a Rabbinical college, and as evidenced from his knowledge of Jewish customs and Hebrew in the Compendium of Chronicles, we can say that Rashid was educated and raised in Jewish law. Yet for unclear reasons, he converted to Sunni Islam around the age of 30, perhaps in order to benefit his entrance into the majority Muslim bureacracy of the Ilkhanate. Most of his life between these broad strokes before the end of the thirteenth century is unknown. Perhaps as early as the reign of Abaqa Il-Khan did Rashid enter service of the Il-Khans in the role of a physician, and likely served Il-Khan Geikhatu as a steward and prepared his food. According to his own testament, during the failed effort to implement paper money in the midst of economic woes under Geikhatu, Rashid spent his own money to support the vizier's office of Zanjani with food and cooks. By the time of Zanjani's final vizierate during Ghazan's reign, Rashid al-Din appears as a trusted associated respected by Ghazan and Qutlughshah Noyan, though we know nothing of how this relationship came about beyond Rashid's presence in the keshig, the imperial bodyguard, in which he had served as steward. Surprisingly little is known of Rashid al-Din's activities before he became Sa'd al-Siwaji's associate in the vizierate. Rashid al-Din was a highly educated man, well read in the Qur'an, poetry and the great Iranian national epic, the Shahnama of Firdausi, and was a man proud of Persian culture. A trained physician, he also showed interest in science, history and agriculture, all interests he pursued during his long reign at the top of the Mongol bureaucracy. Soon after reaching this lofty position, he was commissioned by Ghazan to begin a history of the Mongol Empire, from Chinggis Khan to Ghazan himself. This work was to be the beginning of the vast Jami' al-Tawarikh, the Compendium of Chronicles, which under Ghazan's successor Oljeitu was expanded to become a universal history covering Chinese, Turkish, Islamic, Indian and, to a lesser extent, Frankish history. Much of the central part of the Compendium of Chronicles is the Ghazanid Chronicle, his history of the Mongol Empire. Named for his patron, this is a history of the Mongol Empire relying on now lost sources, including a Mongolian source on Chinggis Khan's life, the Authentic Chronicle of Chinggis Khan, also called the Veritable Record of Chinggis Khan. Though this source is no longer extant, it was used by Rashid al-Din and two of the most important surviving Chinese sources on Chinggis Khan, the Shengwu Qinzheng lu and the first chapter of the Yuan Shi. The compilers of the Secret History of the Mongols used the same sources the Authentic Chronicle did, and the authors of the Authentic Chronicle made use of the Secret History of the Mongols, which Rashid himself did not have access to. It was, you know, secret, after all. Additionally, Rashid made use of earlier Arabic and Persian sources on the Mongols, such as ibn al-Athir, al-Nasawi and ‘Ala al-Din Juvaini's History of the World Conqueror, who of course had been the older brother of Shams al-Din Juvaini, one of Rashid al-Din's predecessors as Ilkhanid vizier. Further information in Rashid al-Din's Compendium of Chronicles was collected from envoys from other Mongol khanates, a high ranking judge from the Yuan Dynasty named Bolod Chingsang, and apparently from Ghazan himself. Fittingly, Rashid al-Din's history is the main source for Ghazan's reign, to whom he devotes a very lengthy chapter, which concludes with forty stories illustrating Ghazan's character and supreme ability. If we take Rashid's account of Ghazan's life at face value, then Ghazan was fluent in Mongolian, Arabic, Persian, Hindi, Kashmiri, Tibetan, Chinese and a “Frankish” language. As well, he was a master goldsmith, blacksmith, carpenter and painter who also loved history, medicine, astronomy and alchemy. A perfect Muslim monarch who loved and cared for his people, and refused to harm even a fly if it landed in his food. In Rashid al-Din's account, the period before Ghazan is one of almost total anarchy, where inept khans more interested in hunting and feasting allowed their viziers and noyans to run the empire; in contrast, Ghazan took true interest in running the government, and under his guidance numerous reforms were launched to rejuvenate the struggling Ilkhanate. How much of this is true is hard to say; we know, for instance, that Ghazan had to rely on interpreters for dealing with Arabic speaking embassies from Damascus, and it seems doubtful the 30 year old Ghazan had found time to master so many industries during his military career. The fact that most of our Persian sources were written during or after Ghazan's reign makes it hard to check many of Rashid's statements on the earlier period. The glowing nature of Rashid's descriptions of Ghazan is often humorous when compared to other contemporaries, such as the Armenian Het'um of Corycus, who describes Ghazan as exceptionally short and ugly. Regardless, Rashid al-Din's work is incredibly valuable, and few histories on the Mongol Empire will fail to make reference to it. While Rashid played up Ghazan's glory, there can be no doubt that under Ghazan serious reforms were undertaken, though whether Ghazan was the inspiration for them, or they came from Rashid himself is unknown. A major effort was directed to reducing abuses of the empire's agricultural base and farming population. From limiting the numbers of officials and clerks who took advantage of their gereg privileges to collect supplies from the yam routes, to stamping out bandity with more highway patrolmen and new laws. They also tried to prevent the Mongols from harassing the sedentary population. As the Mongols were not provided a salary, many had to support themselves by collecting what they needed through force from the Ilkhan's subjects. Ghazan sought to solve this by granting lands to Mongol minghaans. The income from these allotted farms and villages would be used to support these Mongols, and stop their pillaging. These were accompanied by monetary reforms and new silver currency, bearing not Mongolian inscriptions but the shahada and Ghazan's title of padishah-i islam. Measurements and weights throughout the Ilkhanate were ordered to be standardized largely based on what was used in Tabriz, in order to facilitate trade between regions. Canals and underground waterways were built to provide water for cities and irrigation. He also forbid the practice of enticing young women into prostitution. Under Ghazan, the Ilkhanid treasury was reformed and refilled. The poorly managed treasury had before been subjected to theft from its own guards, and no accounts were made regarding what was contained within or spent. Ghazan and his vizers al-Siwaji and Rashid al-Din remedied this, with a more effective system under better protection. Evidently this was not mere rhetoric on Rashid al-Din's part, as evidenced by Ghazan's massive building projects and army mobilizations which indicate a substantial financial backing. At Tabriz, the Ilkhanid capital, Ghazan spent great sums improving the city. A new wall was built around it, along with entire new districts; one of these Ghazan made “New Tabriz,” and encouraged merchants and travellers to frequent it. Rashid al-Din was allotted funds to build himself an entire suburb in Tabriz, the famed Rab-e Rashidi. Here, Rashid al-Din oversaw a community of scholars, scientists and artists from across Iran to as far away as China and Italy. It became a veritable factory that was, in time, tasked by Rashid in copying and reproducing the Compendium of Chronicles, both its text and artwork. Rashid al-Din hoped for his magnum opus to become a medieval bestseller, and dreamed of a copy in every city of the Ilkhanate. Ghazan was not above a little indulgence in Tabriz, in the form of a massive tomb complex for himself. It was a massive construction that was supposed to be larger than even the mighty mausoleum of the Seljuq Sultan Sanjar. Unfortunately, little of these projects remain. Even Rashid al-Din's suburb is now little more than a dusty mound outside of Tabriz today. The cause of this we will see in our next episode. While these efforts were ongoing, Ghazan turned his eyes to military matters. Initially, these were defensive, as with the Chagatais, or crushing rebellions. After the end of Baltu's revolt in Anatolia, one of the men left in charge of the peninsula, Sulemish, a grandson of Baiju Noyan, began to have his own designs on the region. In contact with the Mamluks, when thick snowfall in winter 1298 cut Anatolia off from the rest of the Ilkhanate, Sulemish revolted. Ghazan of course, would have none of this. When spring came in 1299, an army under Qutlughshah Noyan was sent to bring Sulemish to heel. When his army was defeated, Sulemish fled to the Mamluks, left his brother as a hostage with them and returned to Anatolia with an army. This too was quickly defeated, and Sulemish brought captive to Tabriz, where late in 1299 he was publicly, and very violently, executed. The revolt, brief as it was, brought the Mamluks to Ghazan's full attention. Their now shared religion was no cause for peace between them. Like Teguder Ahmad, Ghazan believed it should have made it easier for the Mamluks to submit to him, but their failure to respond to his declaration of his conversion in 1295 infuriated him. Ghazan had no love for them: intensely proud of his Chinggisid ancestry, to Ghazan the Mamluks - lowly slave soldiers who had become kings and were, even worse, Qipchaqs - were nothing but natural servants of the Mongols. Their submission, either through diplomacy or conquest was necessary and inevitable, and the fact they now shared a God did not change that. In March of 1299, defectors came to the Ilkhanate from the Mamluk Sultanate, and brought Ghazan up to speed on what had been happening in Cairo. The news pleased him. From the highs of the might of Baybars, Qalawun and al-Ashraf Khalil, the position of Sultan had become decidedly vulnerable. A young son of Qalawun, al-Nasir Muhammad, had been enthroned following al-Ashraf Khalil's murder, but his regent, a man of Mongolian origin named, somewhat ironically, Kitbuqa, seized power. al-Nasir Muhammad was deposed and Kitbuqa became Sultan, only to be in turn pushed out by another Mamluk named Lajin. Lajin ruled for three years until his murder at the start of 1299, and the 14 year old al-Nasir Muhammad was recalled to resume the Sultanic title, though real power was in the hands of the emirs. Thus, as Ghazan had stomped down on threats to his throne and strengthened his power by 1299, the Mamluk Sultanate was ruled over by a young boy with no power fought over between squabbling emirs. It was as perfect a time as any to complete the conquest started by Hulegu some 40 years prior. Ghazan, always with an eye to the message, found a perfect pretext for war when during Ramadan in summer 1299, a Mamluk raiding party raped women in a mosque in an Ilkhanid town. With this, Ghazan was able to get a fatwa declared, coming into Syria in the final weeks of 1299 not as a Mongol conqueror, but a jihadi warrior come to preserve the dignity of Muslims. The fact that he brought a significant body of Christian soldiers from Armenia and Georgia was not lost on his Mamluk critics, especially the famous Hanbali jurist ibn Taymiyyah. In terms of execution, Ghazan's 1299 campaign was brilliantly orchestrated. His timing was perfect, and he kept tight discipline over his troops to limit raiding on the population of Syria. On December 22nd, 1299, Ghazan met the army of al-Nasir Muhammad outside of Homs, where his great-uncle Mongke-Temur had been defeated in 1281. Unlike Mongke-Temur, Ghazan was a very experienced captain. He positioned his army at the nearby water source and forced the Mamluks to cross the desert to attack him. The young al-Nasir Muhammad could not overawe the infighting between the emirs, and Ghazan soundly outmaneuvered them. Known as the battle of Wadi al-Khaznadar, Ghazan inflicted a devastating defeat on the Mamluk army- the only major victory enjoyed by the Mongols in all their conflict with the Mamluks. The sultan fled all the way back to Egypt, his army routed, his baggage abandoned and looted by the Mongols. The news of the Mamluk defeat spread rapidly across the region, and Mamluk garrisons from Syria and Palestine melted away or ran to join the sultan in Cairo. In the last days of the thirteenth century, Ghazan took the submission of Damascus. Here, if we believe Rashid al-Din, he took the time to further humiliate the Mamluks. He is supposed to have asked the assembled Damascene delegation who his ancestors were. They explained that he was Ghazan, son of Arghun, son of Abaqa, son of Hulegu, son of Tolui, son of Chinggis Khan. And who, Ghazan asked, was al-Nasir Muhammad's father? They answered that it was Sultan Qalawun. And who, Ghazan asked again, was Qalawun's father? Those assembled could not answer, for Qalawun's father was an unknown Qipchaq slave from the great steppe, from where Qalawun had been taken as a boy. Ghazan's point had been to demonstrate his own exalted lineage, from the grandest of all conquerors, the family given command by heaven to conquer the world. In contrast, the Mamluks were slaves, nobodies, and without right to rule. Whether or not Ghazan really had this interaction, it does play into the skillful propaganda he employed during the campaign. As Damascus he had letters read out in Arabic signalling that he would spare the population and denounced Mamluk rule. These letters are rich with Qor'anic references, and it would have felt they were now the subjects of a Muslim, rather than a Mongol. Not all were drawn in by Ghazan's efforts. A Mamluk scholar in Damascus, ibn Taymiyyah, virulently decried Ghazan as a false Muslim served by a Jew, Rashid al-Din, and accused Ghazan of venerating Chinggis Khan as a prophet. Seeking to encourage resistance against Ghazan, Taymiyyah claimed to have rarely seen the Mongols pray, that they were ignorant of Islam or had Shi'a leanings. The latter is not entirely false; Ghazan had a deep affection for the Caliph ‘Ali and his family, the first legitimate caliph in the eyes of Shi'a Muslims, and like many Mongols was annoyed at infighting between Sunni schools. Damascus was not put to the torch, and Mongol forces advanced down through Palestine. In some reports, they even entered Jerusalem itself. The path seemed open to Egypt. Yet, in February 1300 Ghazan suddenly turned back to the Ilkhanate, leaving a smaller force under Qutlughshah and the King of Cilicia Armenia, Het'um II, to briefly hold the region until they too retreated. By the start of the summer, the Mamluks had retaken their lost territory. Why Ghazan withdrew is unclear; the most common explanation is that he chose to avoid the summer heat, judging that he lacked the resources to supply an army all the way into Egypt once the summer sun beat down. Certainly, it was not because he lacked desire: in the autumn of 1300 he resumed the campaign, entering Syria again only for sudden extreme rainfall to turn the roads into deep mud that trapped men and horses. Unable to advance, he withdrew the army. Letters were sent to Europe following the first invasion seeking to organize an alliance, but brought, as usual, no actual results. He launched another invasion in spring 1303 under Qutlughshah Noyan, while Ghazan hung back. Qutlughshah suffered a great defeat against the Mamluks at Marj al-Suffar, for which Ghazan had him beaten with a rod upon his return. Yet another invasion was ordered in fall 1303, but was halted when Ghazan's health took a downward turn. Ghazan seems to have suffered from routine inflammation of the eyes, mentioned by Rashid al-Din for the first time in 1299. In September 1303, the inflammation returned and quickly became serious. Rashid mentions that Ghazan was cauterized in two places, though unclear where or why. The Il-Khan made a show of moving about on a platform built on the backs of two elephants, an effort to hide the fact he could barely walk and could no longer ride his horse due to the pain. In January 1304, his youngest wife Kärämün Khatun died, which became an emotional blow on top of his physical ailments. The vigorous monarch became depressed, the death of a wife making his own impending mortality seem all the greater. As the weather warmed he recovered some strength, and was able to ride and hunt again. Almost immediately, perhaps as a show of vitality or change of scenery, he set out for Rayy. The decision was foolhardly. On the road his symptoms returned and he lost his appetite. It became clear to all, especially himself, that he was dying. Retaining his mental faculties even as his body failed him, he summoned the noyans to him, and made them swear over and over again to confirm his brother Oljeitu as his successor. Perhaps only once he felt confident their oaths were genuine, did Ghazan allow himself to pass. On the 17th of May, 1304, Ghazan Il-Khan succumbed to his illness. He was 32 years old. His body was returned to Tabriz and entombed in his massive mausoleum, the first Il-Khan to abandon the secret burials of the Mongols. As per his wishes, his brother Oljeitu was enthroned as Khan of the Ilkhanate, setting off the final stage of the Khanate's history. The reign of Oljeitu begins our next episode, so be sure to subscribe to the Kings and Generals podcast to follow. 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Green bonds have become more than just fashionable and a new trend in sustainability-linked bonds. Globally, regulators aim to incentivize and elevate green bonds to become the gold standard for companies looking to raise money for climate-friendly projects. This move could make green bonds an essential part of every corporate wardrobe. Fittingly (pun intended), ClimateBiz spoke to two pioneers in the apparel industry, VF Corp and H&M to discuss their recent offerings.
Having been wounded by a gunshot, Natasha tracks down an old acquaintance from the secret Russian agency, someone who knows his way around extracting a bullet from the body. Fittingly, his name is “Doc.” Doc has heard about Natasha's sister and her being pregnant with a human/alien hybrid. Natasha tries to get Doc to help find her sister but he tells her that his long-retired and doesn't need that kind of drama. It's just too much heat. Natasha is about to give up trying to convince him, but then she stumbles upon a deep, dark secret of Doc's that blows her mind. For more information, visit our website www.radiojuicemedia.comIf you enjoy this episode, feel free to buy us a Ko-fi.https://ko-fi.com/dsdossierpodYour support is truly appreciated!
The Motorsport Coaching podcast raises the bat for our 100th episode with Enzo Mucci - a London-based Driver Performance Coach who joins Belinda Riseley and Matt Payne for this landmark moment. Enzo works with Kiwi Formula 2 racer, Liam Lawson and FE star Sam Bird. He was involved with Esteban Ocon through his relationship with the Mercedes-Benz junior program. Fittingly, this episode was recorded less than 24 hours after Ocon's maiden Grand Prix victory in Hungary! The Race Driver Coach has counted Petronas, Renault, Lotus F1 Team and many more as clients in addition to BMW and Mercedes. As he explains in the podcast, Enzo's point of difference is taking a holistic approach to the driver both on and off the track. As a prolific YouTuber and user of social media (along with being an author and podcaster), we speak about the benefits of social media - especially at the grassroots level. One of Enzo's mottos is shout as loud as you can! We also spend time covering what is required to ‘make it' as a motorsport star and how important the ‘off track' driver is to the complete package. This is a great insight into the tools you need to develop to achieve success in the sport. We could have spent hours with Enzo! Make sure you reach out to him to let him know you enjoyed it and check out his international coaching packages. You can find Enzo and all of his platforms (along with some free resources!) at: www.theracedrivercoach.com Episode 100 of the Motorsport Coaching Podcast is powered by Motiv8 Training. You can find all you need to know about our offerings at www.motiv8training.com.au and join our Sponsorship Facebook page at http://bit.ly/Motiv8Sp. Keep a weekend free in October (Covid dependent!) for the Motorsport Conference - we're building our presenter list as we speak - stay tuned for more!
August is typically that season of back to school. Fittingly so our theme of LEARN is on time with special guest Daree Allen Nieves! Daree is an award-winning technical writer, UX writer, speaker, podcaster, life coach, voice actor, author and court-appointed special advocate (CASA) in Virginia. She has also written three personal development books, and hosts the Kickin' it with Daree podcast since 2015. As a court-appointed special advocate (CASA), she advocates for youth in her local community who are wards of the court based on abuse and neglect. She enjoys inspiring people and using her voice for good. FOLLOW DAREE: Instagram.com/DareeAllen Instagram.com/kickinitwithdaree Twitter.com/DareeAllen Podcast - http://KickinitwithDaree.com/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/KickinitwithDaree Voiceover website: https://DareeVoiceover.com Voiceover Resource Guide (free): http://bit.ly/DareeVoiceoverResource Voiceover e-course: http://bit.ly/vocality-ecourse Other free resources: http://KickinitwithDaree.com/resources/ NOTES: “Be a dry sponge. Being open is learning.” - Daree Active vs. passive learning - Cicely “As a learner we have to be agile” - Danielle 2021 is my year to do something new - Daree I'm learning to work without a net - Daree Learning to take risks and try new things - Daree Sometimes we have to keep relearning things. - Daree We are role models for our peers and for ourselves - Daree Just living it out is being model enough. - Dareen VOA - basics: YT playlist: 1) what VO do you like to listen to or think you would be good at? 2) consistent compliments about what you're good at (listen to that) 3) record commercials and then transcribe - Otter.ia - 600 free minutes dictation app; mimic what you heard, then make it your own 4) read aloud daily: cereal box, soup can, billboard etc. 5) improv acting as well 6) get over listening to your voice 7) focus on qualities of your voice as to which genre would be best suited for you 8) networking is key Daree wanted to be a backup dancer! Always enjoyed dancing. It's fun and she loves it. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mtg-more-than-graphics/support
... well, actually Sepp Kuss didn't chase it down, but rather broke away on the final climb in the Pyrenees to become the first American to win a stage of the Tour since Tyler Farrar in 2011. Fittingly, Andorra is the country in which he resides, too. Ned Boulting, David Millar, Chris Boardman, Matt Rendell and Pete Kennaugh reflect - and also lament the pitfalls of betting on cycling. Don't do it, kids.
Kayla and Sammi are back for some more kdrama content, but with a twist this time! We're here to talk through all of our thoughts and feelings about 2021 Kdrama Vincenzo, starting Song Joong Ki. Fittingly, we're here with an evil PowerPoint presentation of our own to describe how it's terrible show with a long list of problems and how Taecyeon is doing his best to save this show from a dumpster fire. In this podcast we'll talk about everything and anything even tangentially related to kpop including song reviews, kdramas, cdramas, khip-hop/kR&B, Korean fashion, variety shows, and everything in between! Subscribe to our Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDHRqO765Bw1YSuI8OUebcQ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kneeslappnkpop @kneeslappnkpop Follow our kpop album collection instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kneeslappinkpop.podcast/?hl=en @kneeslappinkpop.podcast
Episode 98 is my annual Father's Day episode. Last year was the first year I didn't post one of these. Fittingly, as we sat today (on Father's Day) and tried to remember what our family actually did to celebrate Father's Day last year: we did nothing. So, it works out that I didn't record or post my normal episode that year, either. I recorded this episode the day before Father's Day this time 'round... which means that I recorded it on Juneteenth. I talked in this episode about some of those goals that continue to drive me with doing this podcast. At the end of the episode, in my own way of paying attention to Juneteenth, I reminded you all that a great way to honor Black people is to shop Black-Owned Businesses. There are so many ways to find great lists and recommendations from people for how you can do that for what you may be looking for. As for me, I pointed y'all at just one place in particular for the time being: to hopefully future guest of the podcast, Mahogany Mommies. This is a small business run by a marvelous and genuine, single Black Mom who never fails to impress me with her sincerity and her drive. So, go check her out on Instagram @MahoganyMommies or go to her website at www.MahoganyMommies.com to show Joi some much-deserved love! Thanks, everyone, for doing that! You can listen to this conversation by finding the Daddy Unscripted podcast, wherever you listen to podcasts (Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Tune In Radio, etc).As I say in each episode: for anyone who may need help during any difficult times: the National Suicide Prevention hotline: (800) 273-8255. Also, I have a Google Voice Number for ANY of you to use: (872) 444-6784. Leave me a message there and I will get in touch with you... or you can even just use that as a safe place to vent or whatever it may be. You can follow Dave on Twitter: @DaveAlmy or even check out his website at www.adcpartners.com to see what his "day job" is.Daddy Unscripted can be found on:iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher Radio | Google Play | Tune-In RadioTwitter: @DaddyUnscriptedFacebook: Daddy UnscriptedWebsite: www.daddyunscripted.comDaddy Unscripted is proud to be a part of Osiris Media! You can check out the Osiris Media website to see what other great podcasts are part of the network by going to OsirisPod.com. Osiris is partnered with JamBase and JamBase empowers music fans everywhere to go see live music. You should check them out at Jambase.com.Intro and Outro music proudly provided with a partnership by Umphrey's McGee. Check them out at www.Umphreys.comYou can send questions and suggestions for future guests to us via email to email@example.com and you can always use my Google Voice number for comments, questions, etc.: (872) 444-6784. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/daddyunscripted. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Do you ever wonder about the purpose of your life and what you are here for? Most of us don't take the time to contemplate such philosophical head-scratchers - until we are forced to, which happened to me when I woke up at 2AM with horrible abdominal pain. After being rushed to the ER, it turned out to be a relatively minor gallbladder issue, but it felt like my system was giving me a solid knock to make me notice that lately, I may not have been caring for myself. It also gave me another wake-up call for evaluating my purpose and whether I am living in alignment with it. Fittingly, my guest this week on my Get Real podcast has written two books on consciousness and the meaning of life. Author Mark Gober 's worldview was turned upside down in late 2016 when he was exposed to world-changing science. Mark says, "I argue that the brain acts more like a filtering mechanism that restricts, limits, and processes a consciousness that exists independently of the body. Consciousness doesn't need a brain to be conscious. Rather, the brain gets in the way like a blindfold; it is the lens that governs the type of consciousness we experience."
On this week's Memorial Day episode of Grease the Wheels, we talk about the generations in regard to the conflicts they fought and the cars they had to fix. Fittingly omitting “The Lost Generation”, we examine the incredibly simple nature of early mass produced automobiles when they were being driven by “The Greatest Generation”. This is the generation who honed their skills by keeping things running through a Global Depression leading up to fighting Nazi's and the Imperial Japanese. “The Silent Generation” that had to fight the Korean War had slightly more complex automobiles with more safety features, more creature comforts, and a lot more power; but they earned it because they were born either shortly before or during the Great Depression. “The Baby Boomers” who fought the Vietnam War were all about horsepower when they first started driving, and that didn't really tail off until the government started strangling cars in stock form. With “Gen X”, cars got computers to make them run cleaner and more efficiently, and with the Millennials and “Gen Z” things have become electrified and the amount of things that can go wrong in these cars have increased exponentially. However, the number of people entering the field has decreased exponentially, and as another generation marches towards retirement the ranks are not being reinforced. We think the technician shortage is because of the increasing complexity of the cars with the complete stagnation of wages, but what do we know? The generational composition of every shop is different, so take a look around and maybe figure out what generations are best represented and how well they fit the stereotypes that Uncle Jimmy heaps on them. Also Uncle Jimmy and I would like to give a very sincere, “thank you” to all of the service members who laid down their lives so we could have the freedom of speech to do this podcast! This episode is distributed by The Wrenching Network. Whether you're a technician, a mechanic, or someone who just loves the car scene, The Wrenching Network is a place that you have to check out. They have all sorts of great content, gear, and snacks to keep you turning wrenches in whatever capacity you do it. Also if you see us over there, make sure you say hi and leave a comment with what you think about the episode!
I'm so excited to (finally) bring you the Ferris Bueller's Day Off episode! Fittingly, I have two of my high school (and middle and elementary school) classmates as my guests! Resident Ferris Bueller Expert Carissa brings the facts, while the elusive and social media-less Maria comes through with an extremely Useful Critical Lens. And they both come through with the print sources. Honestly I'm just along for the ride. Another extra-long ep, but I feel like that's allowed when there are 3 people and when the movie is as iconic as Ferris Bueller. I suggest listening at 1.5x speed if you really want life to come at you fast. Please subscribe and follow the pod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for even more content and updates, and feel free to send me an email or voice message at firstname.lastname@example.org or my Anchor page! I welcome comments on the movies we'll be talking about, as well as on the show itself! And if you feel like supporting me with a $ or two, you can do so through Anchor or Buy Me A Coffee. Thank you so much for your time! (Listener name), you're my hero :) Music: Soar by Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/breakingfreepod/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakingfreepod/support
Growing up, the first time I heard the name “Lisa Left-Eye Lopes" was when she stepped onto the top of the pops stage alongside Sporty Spice to perform the single ‘Never Be The Same Again'. I bought Mel C's album off the back of that and as a literal child found that song dope. I came to know her later as the MC in TLC but never really realised just quite how successful and dominant TLC were as a group in the 90s. While this episode will centre around Left Eye, I'll obviously talk about the group's journey because that was so much a part of her. Fittingly, this episode is going live in a particular season known as GEMINI SEASON and I was thinking when I first started watching Lisa in interviews that something in her reminded me of myself and then saw her be described as a true gemini and thought ahhh that's what it is. We both crazy. But more than crazy, she was a brilliant brilliant MC. So slick and smooth and despite having her life cut short, aged just 30, she delivered so much in the time that she was around. So this is a lesson in finding your space, by Lisa Lopes.Lex Handles:@lexonthedecks See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week we are locked in and blurting out wrong names with Maria Konnikova. Maria brings her wealth of psychological insights to the table for a discussion on ‘Get Rich Quick' schemes, short-term thinking, negative experiences at the poker tables, con artistry, control and poker players being their own bosses. We also talk about Anna Khait's alleged participation in a plot to spy on FBI agents and Alex O'Brien's BBC article 'How a $10k poker win changed how I think'. Fittingly, Dara's strategy nugget has a psychology bent as it is a neat trick to help players who take their beats badly. The show ends by us previewing Maria's upcoming paperback release of ‘The Biggest Bluff' which goes on sale June 8th!
On today's episode of One Cross Radio, we are returning to our Unmade series, and we're looking at unmade Godzilla movies with our awesome friend Nathan Marchand! Fittingly, because of the sheer size of unmade Godzilla material, we've had to split this monster sized episode into two parts! You can see more of Nathan’s awesome work over at http://monsterislandfilmvault.com/ and http://nathanjsmarchand.com/ You can also find Nathan on Instagram, twitter, youtube, and you can support him through his Patreon! And of course, be sure to find the intrepid producer Jimmy over on twitter as well! Hope you enjoy, and God bless my friends!
Chris, Ant and Dan are back with episode #23 of the VAR at the Bar podcast and just in time for the final weekend of Premier League fixtures. Fittingly we have looked back through the archives and give you a full breakdown of our top 10 Premier League finales! Here's a look at the full running order for the episode:Top 5 Football Songs,The Good, The Bad, The Obscure,Warnock Watch,Top 10 Premier League Finales,Fantasy Football Update,Quiz.(the music by Joseph McDade)If you want to comment on any of our lists then please get in touch at email@example.com , or drop us a message on Facebook , or Tweet us @VARattheBar1 .
Chris, Ant and Dan are back with episode #23 of the VAR at the Bar podcast and just in time for the final weekend of Premier League fixtures. Fittingly we have looked back through the archives and give you a full breakdown of our top 10 Premier League finales! Here's a look at the full running order for the episode:Top 5 Football Songs,The Good, The Bad, The Obscure,Warnock Watch,Top 10 Premier League Finales,Fantasy Football Update,Quiz.(the music by Joseph McDade)If you want to comment on any of our lists then please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org , or drop us a message on Facebook , or Tweet us @VARattheBar1 .
Peachy Keen and guest co-host Stephanie Raines, artist advocate and arts administrator, visited Nashville-based artist Chalet Comellas-Baker in her artist-run exhibition space (Unrequited Leisure) just as all of us pandemic mole people were beginning to peep our little heads out of our burrows. Fittingly, after a year of not being with other humans, we talked about wildlife— particularly bird sounds as they relate to Comellas-Baker’s most recent artworks—and Nashville life among the honky-tonks (honky geese included!).Chalet shared the process behind her collaborative work with Clint Sleeper that’s currently on view at MOCAN, gave us really cute mini-zine maps that guided us through her current projects, and dropped some insider knowledge on the nuts and bolts of showing and getting paid for video work without using NFTs.
We begin a new miniseries, focusing on character songs -- those moments when the spotlight falls on a single character and we get a chance to look inside their heart and soul. Fittingly enough, we're beginning with "Soliloquy," the centerpiece aria from Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic Carousel. All clips are from the 2018 revival recording featuring Joshua Henry as Billy Bigelow and are used in accordance with the Fair Use Exemption for criticism and commentary. Listen to and buy the album on Amazon! Listen to the SMSTS playlist on Spotify. Follow the show on Twitter: @somuchstuffpod Email the show: email@example.com
It’s Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month!! We’re celebrating every Tuesday this month with movies written, starring, and/or directed by AAPI people. Representation in front of and behind the camera is super important and we wanted to spend the month highlighting some AAPI films you know and some you might not know!Up first, is Lovesong (streamed on Netflix), written and directed by South Korean filmmaker, So Yong Kim. Tina finds a movie that has the essence of a period piece without being a period piece and Ashley is not amused.Next up, The Feels (streamed on Netflix) with Constance Wu starring as one of the leads. Fittingly, for a movie called The Feels, Ashley and Tina have a lot of Feelings.That’s it for this episode! Full-length episodes come out weekly on Tuesdays. Shorty episodes come out weekly on Thursdays. See ya later, alli-gayzers!!Instagram / Twitter / Tumblr / Tik Tok: @firstname.lastname@example.orgLeave us a voicemail! (917) 408-3535
Happy Mother’s Day, word mavens! Fittingly, today’s word refers to those among us whom no one else can come close to matching. It's a noun that means “a person or thing without equal” or “a paragon.” Do you know it? Tap play for more!
It’s just orange juice and coffee for Michelle and Suzanne today as they recover from their weekend making joyful memories together with friends in Tucson. Given that, it makes perfect sense that the topic they have chosen to explore this week is the concept of ‘sparking joy’ – what it means, examples from their lives of what does and doesn’t spark joy for them, and how to make a conscious effort to find joy in daily life. They start off by reviewing their weekend and what Michelle learned and observed during it, and then delve into their experiences with Marie Kondo’s exercise in sparking joy. Along the way, they share their own examples of what does and doesn’t spark joy for them, illustrate these with their trademark entertaining stories, and highlight the need to build joy into daily life and get rid of whatever doesn’t bring it. Fittingly, they finish up the episode by defining the joyful exclamation ‘Skol!’. If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is that joy is an essential component in our lives, and our hosts’ words of wisdom and humor certainly provide that spark for listeners here today. Episode Highlights: Michelle and Suzanne’s recent weekend together and what Michelle learned during it Their experience with Marie Kondo’s exercise in sparking joy Some examples of what sparks joy in their lives Some shopping stories Trusting your instincts Some joyful memories Building activities that spark joy into every day Getting rid of aspects in life that don’t spark joy Practicing self-awareness The meaning of Skol Quotes: “I found it so fascinating trying to watch those two guys get a word in edgewise. They were struggling.” “I knew I could share it with Suzanne and she would be on my side - but you weren't.” “Are we doing a little role reversal here where you're becoming kinder and gentler, and I'm getting more of an edge to me?” “It's a stress release for me to go shopping. It always has been my entire life.” “I did probably get rid of fifty percent of my closet.” “I heard it saying to me, ‘Give me one more chance’.” “I've been wearing pajamas for a year.” “Whatever I have on, in and of itself, should make me feel good about myself.” “I think Spanx should all be burned.” “In my quest to spark joy in my life I did get rid of every empty box I found.” “I will never cut corners on my packaging.” “This is truly turning out to be the most superficial podcast we've ever done.” “I always wanted to wallpaper my wall with my shopping bags.” “I don't consider myself a visual person either, I really go with that feeling…and when I get that feeling, I know it’s right.” “It's all about being present also in that moment and actually letting yourself completely relax into it and remember everything going on around you.” “I want to find joy in the small things.” “I never thought you were a bitchy little Karen.” “Skol!” Links: Homepage: Orange Juice Optional Goodnight Sweet Bear: Goodnight Sweet Bear Why Hello! Modern Home: Why Hello! Modern Home Why Hello! Modern Home Facebook Why Hello! Modern Home Instagram A Milne Shares: A Milne Shares To share comments & podcast ideas please email: OJO Email
The Wiwi Jury discuss Greece's Eurovision 2021 entry "Last Dance" by Stefania. Will she make it through the semi and dance one last time in the Eurovision grand final? Wiwiblogger Deban writes: "This is an excellent offering. It straddles the decades without sounding overworked. Visually, this is Greek; musically, it is global. Fittingly, Stefania holds a presence in Eurovision’s host country. She’s Dutch with Greek roots. Her youthful looks and nimble moves are key assets. Vocally, she can do pop. As a total package, 'Last Dance' courts enough traction from televoters, club kids and music experts. Miss Liberakakis will be flying her pegasus all the way to a top ten finish at the grand final." You can read our full review on the wiwibloggs website: https://wiwibloggs.com/2021/04/29/wiwi-jury-greece-stefania-last-dance/263586/ This episode of the wiwibloggs podcast features: William - https://www.instagram.com/williamleeadams Jonathan - https://www.instagram.com/jonathanvautrey Deban - https://www.instagram.com/deban_deban Suzanne - https://www.instagram.com/suzadams1/
It's our 200th episode of The Inner Game Podcast! If you've enjoyed this podcast or learned even just one thing, please help us celebrate by taking a moment to rate and review our podcast. It really means the world! Fittingly, this 200th episode is all about feeling AMAZING. We all know the old trope about waking up on the 'wrong side of the bed', but feeling amazing isn't something that just happens to you, Lindsey insists, it's a mindset! And when you choose to feel amazing, everyone around you benefits. What are you going to do to feel amazing today? Master your mindset, optimize your life with The Inner Game, Episode 200. Ps. For more on cultivating a happy + positive life, read our latest blog, 5 Steps to Building an All-Star Team (Outside of Sports): https://www.positiveperformancetraining.com/blog/all-star-team
Milward Simpson, Executor Director for the National Association of Interpretation and former park ranger, joins the show to discuss the power of interpretation. With a diverse career portfolio, Milward shares how his park ranger experience helped prepare him for his current job at NAI. As he explains, while each role, from the artistic director of a theme park to the administrator of a state historic preservation agency, improved his skills as an administrator in conservation arenas, the key to his success has always been his work ethic and appreciation for cultural heritage. Fittingly, as a final charge, Milward encourages the emerging generation to take their education seriously and to consider the interpretation field if you have a knack for communications, technology, maintenance, and personnel management. Connect: www.parkleaders.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/theparkleaders/
It was the first days of spring when Laura Barton spoke to our third podcast guest, the Forward Prize winning poet Fiona Benson. Speaking about the itinerant rhythms of growing up in an RAF family, of boarding school and academia, the pleasing rhythms of a settled life in rural Devon and how each has shaped her poetry. Fittingly for this spring season Fiona shares her poem Almond Blossom to ease us out of winter into a hopeful and trusting green havoc. TOAST Podcast Series 5 is presented by Laura Barton and produced by Geoff Bird. Music for this season was written and performed by Laura James. All views expressed in the podcast are the interviewees own and not necessarily those of TOAST.
Welcome to the last episode in the "Thinking Differently" series brought to you by Ground Control! We are ending on an amazing episode this week as we are going to be talking with the amazing, James Combs of Combs' Coffee in Corinth, Texas! James Combs founded Combs' Coffee in 2013 by visiting East Africa on a sourcing mission with a friend that he met while working in the finance industry. He fell in love with tea and coffee while visiting the birthplace of coffee and seeing how incredibly difficult it is to produce. Upon the arrival of the first shipment of coffee James began roasting coffee with arguable the worlds smallest solar powered coffee roasting operation at his house in Corinth, Texas. Fast forward 8 years and James is now operating the worlds largest solar powered coffee roasting operation with a 30 KW solar array and 3 commercial machines housed within a 100+ year old Coca Cola bottling facility. He currently imports tea & cacao as well as offers local wine and craft beer. James is also a Q-Grader, COE judge, and certified Wine Taster. In our conversation with James we are going to be covering a lot of ground as we explore his tenacious pursuit of building a highly sustainable and quality focused coffee business that also gives back to his local and global community. Fittingly, James has a boundless energy to offer all the current and future projects at Combs' Coffee. Whether we are talking about building a hydro battery, the virtues of mason jars for whole bean coffee, or creating platforms for other businesses to thrive and be sustainable, Combs' Coffee is anything but your typical coffee company, they are the epitome of thinking differently! We cover: Discovering coffee and tea Pusuing Q grader His radical commitment to sustainability Scaling sustainable values First impressions of the industry and early challenges Learning roasting and embracing challenges Creating structures and project to serve the community Building a legacy Running sustainable cafes Upcycling, recycling, eliminating waste Amazing future plans Facilitating opportunities for others Be sure to check out the bonus content only available on www.groundcontrol.coffee/ktts as we continue the conversation with James and talk about: How do we start out pursuing sustainability on our business? Doing more with less Embracing the hard way Being consistent with your business path Hopes for the future of coffee Links: https://www.combscoffee.com https://combscoffeeorigins.com http://cabstation.net Related Episodes: Special! “Thinking Differently” Series | Filipino Coffee w/ Ron Dizon of Teofilo Coffee! Special! “Thinking Differently” Series | 1% Better w/ Paul Magda of Pause Coffee House Want to brew things differently? Visit our Sponsor! www.groundcontrol.coffee/ktts
"As a wise man once said, every good decision starts with a decision to try!" The words of JFK. On this episode of Good Swill Hunting, your fellow Americans try Narragansett; one of the cheapest, but oldest and most famous... most American Swills yet. Fittingly, you'll want to hear a bit of the incredible story behind this pre-prohibition Swill. Also on this Episode, the 2nd in a new series of Good Swill Commercials; featuring the familiar voice of one of our dearest American Presidents. Enjoy!
More than 100 recruits, many of them blue-chip prospects, could be on Florida State’s campus for the spring game on Saturday. Fittingly, the entire crew of Noles247’s On The Bench podcast should be around to cover the game and the recruit reaction that is (unofficially) associated with the event. OTB previews the recruits who should be around this weekend in the latest episode. Plus, we play a little Buy or Sonnone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A blessed Holy Thursday to you! Fittingly, Fr. Sean and Julia dive into a discussion on the priesthood today. Here's the link to St. John Paul II's Letter to Priests. Have a blessed and holy Triduum. Enjoy this episode and visit https://www.petersburgparishes.org/podcast/ to tune in to previous episodes across various podcast platforms!
This week we slow things down and reset ourselves a little bit with friend of the show, and not a guest, Phil Dos Santos, aka Sole Purpose. We've been flying high with guests as of late, so we wanted to take the time to have a fun conversation with just us. Fittingly, we start the show with a very 21 Guestions-esque Fire Round question, followed by literally no news to report. After that we have a lengthy NSR convo about meaningful song lyrics, and a brief love-fest with some of our favourite artists. After all that, in true March form, we have some serious Air Max talks; including if we celebrate Air Max month, week, or day - along with what shoes we plan(ned) on wearing to ring in the occasion on 03.26. Finally, the crew breaks down what makes someone a "sneakerhead", and we give our opinion on the meaning of the term overall. Follow our guest at: @SolePurpose Follow us at: @CanadaGotSole @MisterQMart @Jo_Doooney @LDoggyStyles www.CanadaGotSole.ca Facebook.com/groups/CGS.TALK
Are you ready to be inspired and awoken to the spirit world? Are you ready to embrace your innate psychic senses? Shawn talks about his book and working with spirit to heal hearts. We are giving away a copy of his book! Join us Live or on the replay to enter! Bio: Shawn Leonard - is a heart-centred Aboriginal/Indigenous (Mi'kmaq) Spirit Talker aka…Psychic Medium. Shawn presently lives in Millbrook 1st Nation, Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada and has been working as a professional in his field for over 20 years. Taking an authentic approach to the Spirit world in his personal readings, Live events, workshops and teaching Spirit Talker Tribe, Radio and TV Appearances. At 16 years old, just one year after losing his father to a massive heart attack, Shawn received a visitation and a message from his father in Spirit, "We all have a purpose and one day you will help people understand their lives and bridge the gap between the physical world and the Spirit World." In the three decades since that night Shawn has finely honed his ability as a Spirit Talker/Medium and his connection to the Spirit World. His gift has allowed him to help people all over the world as he communicates with departed loved ones, spirits and guides. The insights they share help us better understand our journey here on earth and provides healing for many people struggling with grief. Shawn is a proud aboriginal Mi'kmaq person who works with spirit to heal hearts. Fittingly, A respected Mi'kmaq elder gifted him with the name, "White Eagle Spirit Talker.” Star & Host of APTN TV show “Spirit Talker” Author of “The Language of Spirit” Founder of “Spirit Talker Tribe” Online Course Contact: https://shawn-leonard.com/ https://www.facebook.com/shawnleonardpsychicmedium --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/24k-healing/message
This week, Justin & Gurdip are joined by Joe Shooman, author of "An A-Z of Elvis: Infrequently Asked Questions," a new short book highlighting trivia ranging from conspiracy theories to Elvis' genealogy, from ETAs to collectors and producers. Fittingly, our chapter of "Elvis What Happened" to cover this week as part of our TCBCast Book Club segment tackled some of Elvis' own interests in the unusual. Then, for Song of the Week, Gurdip went for the cute "Your Time Hasn't Come Yet Baby" from 1968's "Speedway" while Justin ponders "Who's Sorry Now" after hearing Elvis & Anita Hill's home recording of the 1958 Connie Francis hit. Joe's book will be available on Amazon both as a digital and physical release starting March 23, 2021. If you enjoy TCBCast and would like to support us while receiving early access to episodes, bonus content like film commentaries and Justin's Blue Suede Reviews video essay series, you can support us on Patreon.com/TCBCast.
3/8/21 Atticus Kane, also known as his stage name Atti K, is an aspiring rapper from Worcester, MA. Fittingly, We met sophomore year of college during a freestyle session in our boy Travy's truck. Atticus grew up in a completely different world than I did, surrounded by things I didn't even think existed. And he was able to overcome those obstacles and land at a very challenging institution like Holy Cross, something I've always respected him for. I've always been a huge hip-hop fan and his future rap career was something we both became passionate about over the course of our sophomore year. We would talk about hip hop and how he envisioned himself emerging into the rap game, write rhymes together, and whats next for Atti K. Today's conversation is much of the same. We get into what inspires him, his message as an artist, lyrical/poetic rappers vs. mumble rappers, goals, Atti K's next song, and more. Enjoy! https://www.instagram.com/atti_kane/ https://www.instagram.com/codycast_101/ Interventions- http://smarturl.it/attikint ^^^Latest Single^^^
This week’s Misfit Entrepreneur is Harma Hartouni. After listening to Harma and his story today, you will have no excuse for not being able to keep going and reaching your goals. Harma grew up in Iran during the Iraq-Iran war taking shelter from bombs every night. He later had a traumatic accident that crushed his lower body and took him a year to come back from. And I will let him tell you about everything else that has happened to him in his life. But this guy never quit. And today, Harma is a self-made millionaire entrepreneur and developer, owns a real estate company employing hundreds of residential and commercial real estate agents in Southern California, and runs the #1 ranked real estate business in his region. His real estate practice exceeds $1B in sales volume and he is also the founder and CEO of multiple companies servicing the local real estate industry, His businesses include financial services, technology and coaching. If that is not enough, he is the author of Getting Back Up: A Story of Resilience, Self-Acceptance & Success. Fittingly, those are the topics we are going to discuss in this episode. www.HarmaHartouni.com Harma was born in LA and within 30 days moved to Iran. Shortly after, the revolution happened and his mother lost all her rights and they were stuck in the country. At 18, Harma got into a car accident and did not get hurt, but when he got out of his car, another car hit breaking both his legs and mangling his lower body. He was not supposed to walk again. He did everything he could to get back to walking and was able to move to the US. He ended up in Glendale, CA. He had a lot of struggles and it took him a year and half to become confident enough to come out to his family and reveal he was gay. He quit dental school against his families wishes to be a real estate agent. He’s been in real estate for 18 years and his business now does over $1.2 billion in sales a year. His passion has grown to really building the business and he has the top agents in the nation working for him. He’s married and had 3 kids. I’ve heard you say that “everyone is a survivor.” Explain what that means. Every single person has a story. Some are deeper, other not so much. Everyone has been through challenges. Understanding this helps you to appreciate not only them, but what you have gone through as well. Resilience comes from learning from the past and choosing to move forward. Everyone has gone through and overcome something in their lives. You talk about not letting yourself become a victim. Talk to us about the difference between being victimized and being a victim. Run towards your fear. Accept it and own it. If you start doing that, you cannot be a victim. Harma has been so broke that he has been in place where he had no hope in anything else. He had not choice, but to find a way to survive. People that manage to become victims at some point were given a false hope. They were not pushed to move through their challenge or trauma. You cannot move forward by being stuck in the past. If you keep reading your last chapter, how will you write a new one? There are of people in the same situation you have been in that don’t break out and reach their full potential and accomplish successes like you. A lot of people would just give into their state and accept it and stay there. Why didn’t that happen to you? How did you break out? This is one of the reasons he wrote the book with his lessons. Harma had a very challenging upbringing with his father. He had to think ahead. He had to protect his mom. But, his father was very successful, yet didn’t have followers. He would use people and burn through them. Seeing this gave him a why and purpose – not to be like that in his life. He was fueled by a mission to become more successful and bigger than his father. He was also fueled to be able to get his mom and family out of Iran and to help fund them in the US. Harma was fueled by gaining a better live for himself and all those around him. You must get in the habit of loving the journey. You must find the joy and meaning in it as you go through it. At the 22-minute mark, we talk about the peaks and valleys of entrepreneurship What are a couple of your favorite lessons from your book? Unsolicited advice should not be welcomed. Don’t let yourself get derailed by someone else’s opinion. Seek advice from those that are successful and doing it and learn from them. The 5 Minute Funeral. We all have setbacks. Deal with them for 5 minutes and move on. Be fast to move on to a solution. Don’t get hung up on things. It does no good. Talk to us about the principles you use to build a business… Harma failed miserably in his first business. You need to know what you are doing and have done it before you hire someone as you will be training them. You will need to understand all areas of your business – but you cannot be good in all area. Every talented person can do anything, but they won’t do it too long if they don’t like it. You must understand personality and what people gravitate to in their lives. A tool such as DISC will help with this. Make sure you have the right personality in the right role. You will have to be slow to higher, fast to de-hire, and be very careful who you choose to partner with in business. You are responsible for helping your hires succeed. Your job is to put them in the right role and give them the environment to succeed. Meet people where “they are at.” A magical question when having challenges with a staff member is “Knowing what I know today, would I still have hired them?” If the answer is no, then you need to part ways. If it yes, then you need to work through things together. You hire the people, and the people build your business. Every year, your business does over a billion in real estate sales. Talk to us about selling in today’s world. You must know your market so well and know your ideal customer inside and out. It works well to niche. Develop a very unique value proposition. People don’t care how much you know. They care how much you care. Trust is at the core of a sale. Thoughts on the real estate market at this time? Things will not continue forever. Rates are low There will be a period of correction because of the forbearances that people took over the last year and then will have to pay back. Banks are seeing people have hard times paying payments. It will not be 2006-2008, but will correct. The media is always 6 months behind – what you hear on the news is not current. Consumer spending will go up and balance out a correction over time – we will still need to go through the correction. Best Quote: Run towards your fear. Accept it and own it. If you start doing that, you cannot be a victim. Harma's Misfit 3: 5 Minute Funeral. Spend 5 minutes dealing with a setback and then move forward. No means not yet. Don’t give up. Only listen to someone who has a proven record to guide you. Show Sponsors: ROI International: www.ROIINTL.com/Podcast 5 Minute Journal: www.MisfitEntrepreneur.com/Journal
*timestamps subject to change* Today is an absolutely STACKED episode you guys. Jersey ~ 02:30 Emma and Isabel begin with the second episode of RHONJ, which gets into the aftermath of Jackie and Teresa’s blow-up fight, Teresa wanting to get back at Jackie, Dolores’ relationship with David, the women heading to Lake George for a girls trip, and so much more. Atlanta ~ 36:00 This was one of the most epic episodes of Housewives EVER, and so much fun to recap. They are getting into it all: Kandi’s dungeon, BOLO BOLO BOLO, the timeline of the evening, the 4th wall shattering, Kenya holding court, and the sub-plot of Marlo and Kenya making up after all these years. Summer House ~ 1:25:00 In Summer House, more between Hannah and Luke, a group trip to the beach with interesting conversations between Ciara and Danielle, and a blowout fight between Kyle/Hannah/Amanda after sitting down to discuss duties around the house. There’s a heartbreaking ending for Carl and his family, and our hearts go out to him. Salt Lake City ~ 1:50:00 For the last time, they break down the final episode of Season 1 of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. What a season. The final part of the reunion covers a lot of ground - the conversation of Jen’s loyalty, Jen accusing the women of treating her differently as a woman of color, and the addition of the husband’s to the conversation leads to discussing their experience on the show, their wives’ dynamics, the LDS church, and more. Fittingly, they wrap up with what they’ve learned, cheers with meatballs, and a snowfall. @OddBlackIndividual: https://www.instagram.com/oddblackindividual/ Obi’s Stories on @WEIGOPodcast: https://www.instagram.com/p/CLvI1uCDGi9/ The Bravo Breakdown ‘Is Mary Cosby Racist?’ https://www.instagram.com/tv/CLjvVYlDlhE/ Jen Shah IG Live Discussion episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/comments-by-bravo-southern-charm-reunion-rhoslc-finale/id1409801789?i=1000507946420 THEN, Isabel and Emma are joined by breakout housewife and one of their favorite people to watch, the fabulous Meredith Marks. Meredith discusses how she decided to be a housewife and what she knew (or didn’t know) going into the experience. They also chat about her relationships with the other women, RHOSLC Season 2, being vulnerable about her marriage with the cameras rolling, and what’s next for the MM empire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Listen, we’re stressed. We’re stressed because of our stress, and because of your stress. We’re stressed that our stress will turn into your stress and your stress will manifest into client stress, and it’s stressception. But that’s okay. Because as Elle aptly put it: that’s just running a business. Fittingly, today’s Stories Episode features a drink called the Power Suit. So put on your power suit, and then grab your Power Suit. And if your power suit happens to be a matching lounge set, all the better. TBH, you’re going to need your niftiest and spiffiest outfit for this one, because again, these stories have us stressed. We’ve got a client shouting “NEEXT!” (okay, maybe not shouting but it’s so offensive, they might as well have), someone firing a client in two sentences (impressive), and someone else chasing a payment for an entire year. Yes, a year. 365 days. Are you seeing why we’re sweating through our HRC-esque pantsuits? We said what we said. Send your GIFs, memes, stories, thoughts and fantastical tales to perourlastemail.com!Watch our latest obsession: Turning Random Internet Drama into Songs Part 1 and Part 2 Rent our Creative Studio in the South Bay Area: Little Sunday StudioFollow us on Instagram: @perourlastemail @weekendcreative
Your Planet 8 crew has explored many realms of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, but this time we are taking on one of the all-time greats: Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey.Still considered by many to be the finest science fiction film ever made, Kubrick, along with science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke, developed a sweeping epic about mankind's place in the universe. It took almost three years from conception to the film's premiere in April 1968. Audiences had never seen anything like it, and many were simply dumbfounded by the ambiguity of the film. With 2001, Kubrick wanted to go outside conventional storytelling techniques and give the audience "basically a visual, nonverbal experience" that "hits the viewer at an inner level of consciousness, just as music does." The film seems to be rather polarizing, with people either enjoying the mystery of it or finding the whole thing annoying.Your crew has various levels of enthusiasm for 2001! Some of us -OK, one of us (Karen) loves the film! Other crew members are perhaps not quite as enthusiastic. But we all can agree on its importance to science fiction, and film in general. Without 2001, and the vast technological advancements it made, we certainly wouldn't have had Star Wars, or Battlestar Galactica, Space:1999, and pretty much everything that has been made after it. The pioneering techniques of Douglas Trumbull, Stuart Freeborn, and so many others paved the way for the science fiction films we all know and love. The effects still look surprisingly good today. Of course, the movie was made during the height of the space race, and that enters our conversation too. Kubrick and Clarke wanted to create something that showed the beauty and wonder of space exploration, and how it was mankind's destiny to leave Earth -the cradle -and go beyond. Certainly, the film must have had a different impact on audiences viewing it in 1968 than in 2021. 2001 is nothing if not thought-provoking, and we get into some pondering of our own, as we wonder about the meaning and function of the mysterious monoliths, if progress is always fueled by aggression, what happened to HAL, and man's place in the cosmos. But hey, it's not all deep thoughts! You can be sure we'll talk about things like wobbly space stewardesses, cockney HAL, and Arthur C. Clarke in a towel!Fittingly, our Sensor Sweep this time around centers on a massive tome, Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece by Michael Benson. If you're a fan of 2001 or Stanley Kubrick, this is a fascinating look at how the film came together, from the initial meetings of Kubrick and Clarke, to preproduction and all the way to the film's reception by critics and audiences. It's amazing in its depth and detail. You can find it on Amazon, and be sure to check your local bookseller too.That's all for us this time - we're shutting the pod bay doors now! Send final transmissions to:Twitter: https://twitter.com/Planet8CastFacebook: www.Facebook.com/Planet8PodcastThis conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.
Today we celebrate a man with, perhaps, the perfect last name for a botanist: Blume. We'll also learn about a wild berry that is a sister to the blueberry and the cranberry. We hear some words about the devastating impact of the poisonous White Snakeroot on the family of one of our American Presidents. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about the story of two botanists with different fates - yet both made their mark in horticulture. And then we’ll wrap things up with the story of a Southern poet born on this day. Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart To listen to the show while you're at home, just ask Alexa or Google to “Play the latest episode of The Daily Gardener Podcast.” And she will. It's just that easy. 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The next time you're on Facebook, search for Daily Gardener Community, where you’d search for a friend... and request to join. I'd love to meet you in the group. Important Events February 3, 1862 Today is the anniversary of the death of the German-Dutch botanist with the perfect last name - Carl Ludwig Blume. Born in Germany and orphaned by the age of five, Carl proved to be a bright little boy and a successful student. He studied at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands - a place that would become his Northstar. When he died in Leiden, on this day in 1862, he had become a naturalized Dutch citizen. Scholastically, Carl went the path of most botanists. He first became a physician, and he ran an apothecary. In short order, he started botanizing in the Dutch East Indies, specifically on the island of Java, where he was the Botanic Garden director. Carl wrote a spectacular book on the collection of orchids that were available on the island. The title page is stunning, and it features three native women from Java performing a ceremonial dance. The mountains of Java in the village are in the background, and a garland of orchids frames the stunning portrait. This publication is considered one of the finest works of scientific literature during the early 1800s. In 1825, Carl established the Dendrobium genus of orchids. The genus name is derived from the Greek; "dendron" for tree and "bios" meaning life. The two terms, tree and life, refer to orchids’ epiphytic habit of growing on trees. And, here's a great story about Carl. During his time in Java, Carl saw what he thought was a group of moths flying in a motionless fashion by a tree. It was a strange vision. But, when he got closer, Carl realized what he thought were moths were actually orchid flowers. Carl named the species Phalaenopsis amabilis (fayl-eh-NOP-sis ah-MA-bo-lis). In nature, the phalaenopsis orchid stems are not clipped to a bamboo pole like they are when we buy them in the supermarket. Instead, they arch away from the tree they are attached to and sway easily with the Wind. It was the motion of the Orchid flowers swaying in the wind that lead Carl to believe he saw an insect and not a blossom. The etymology of the word phalaenopsis comes from the Latin word "phal,” which means moth - which is why this Orchid is commonly referred to as the Moth Orchid. Phalaenopsis orchids are native to Southeast Asia. Their popularity has steadily grown because they are so easy to grow and because they bloom indoors all year round. This makes them one of the most popular house plants in the world. Now, should you be tempted this summer to move your phalaenopsis orchid outside, think twice. Just because they are a tropical plant doesn’t mean they want full sun. Phalaenopsis orchids grow in the shade of trees under the tree canopy. They like indirect light, and if you put them in full sun, they will get sunburned. If you are going to move them outside, make sure to put them in a place where they will not get direct sunlight. Sometimes I’ll put mine onto my north-facing covered porch. In 1853, Carl Ludwig Blume discovered another popular plant in the mountains of Java: coleus. Coleus bluemei was named in Carl’s honor until it was changed in 2006 to Coleux x Hybridus in recognition of all the new hybrid variations. As of 2012, the botanical name for coleus is Plectranthus scutellarioides (Plek-TRAN-thus SKOO-til-air-ee-OY-deez). And Coleus is in the Mint or Lamiaceae family. They have that signature square stem and opposite leaves - along with other famous members of the Mint family: Basil, Peppermint, Oregano, Salvia, Swedish Ivy, and Thyme. An early nickname for Coleus was painted nettle or flame nettle. Coleus is easy to propagate from cuttings. You can simply pop them in a glass of water, and in a few days, roots will start to form. To encourage your Coleus to grow more compactly, keep pruning them before they bloom. You might remember that the National Garden Bureau made 2015 the year of the coleus. February 3, 1941 On this day, The Daily Republican out of Monongahela, Pennsylvania, published a tiny snippet about the Box Huckleberry (Gaylussacia brachycera). “In Tuscarora Forest, Perry county, there is a large box huckleberry bush considered the largest on earth. In 1846, Dr. Asa Gray, the famous Harvard botanist, wrote the first description of the bush, which covers hundreds of square feet of earth. Experts estimate its age to be about 12,000 years, five times as old as the big California trees.” Today, that massive colony of Box Huckleberry still lives in the Tuscarora Forest (I checked). In fact, it’s listed on the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources website. And they thoughtfully include a Hoverter and Sholl Box Huckleberry Natural Area Trail Guide (PDF) right on their website. Speaking of websites, I love what Zoe Bommarito wrote about the western Huckleberry species in a post on the National Forest Foundation website: “Coming from the Midwest, I heard about huckleberries as a child – but I had never eaten one, or even seen a huckleberry for that matter. They don’t grow in Michigan. When I moved to Missoula, Montana, I began to hear about these iconic berries. People are obsessed. Driving through Montana, I guarantee you’ll see at least a couple of roadside signs advertising huckleberry milkshakes. I thought everyone was crazy. I soon learned that huckleberries are in my own backyard — they’re abundant in our National Forests. These delicious, sought-after, and magical berries are available to you on our public lands. Huckleberries are small red and purple berries related to both blueberries and cranberries. Smaller than a blueberry and sweeter than a cranberry, many believe that huckleberries are the best of both worlds. Huckleberries come from a shrub-like plant that grows in the underbrush of forests. More than twelve species of huckleberries are found throughout Pacific Northwest forests.” And here are a few additional points about the Huckleberry. Many gardeners think blueberries and huckleberries are interchangeable - but this is not the case. Although you can’t tell by color alone, since some huckleberries are blue and some blueberries are almost purple, you can distinguish them by the seeds. Blueberries have lots of itty-bitty seeds in their pulp, while Huckleberries have exactly ten small seeds. The etymology of the word Huckle is a reference to an old word for joint or hip because of the Huckleberry plant’s joined stems. In fact, the handles on a coffin are often called Huckles - so when you carry a coffin, you are a Hucklebearer - or pallbearer. And the phrase, “I'm your Huckleberry,” is a way of letting someone know you’re just the person for the job. And don’t forget that Tom Sawyer's trusted friend was Huckleberry Finn. Huckleberries love to grow on the forest floor in acidic soil - they feel right at home under a fir or pine canopy. And although plenty of gardeners have tried to grow Huckleberries from seed, their attempts didn’t yield fruit. To this day, Huckleberry plants have never been reliably cultivated. Thus, Huckleberries are still harvested the old fashioned way: foragers pick them. And the laborious foraging is precisely why Huckleberries are so expensive; they sell for double-digits - over $10 a pound. Unearthed Words One of the most famous victims of milk sickness was Nancy Hanks Lincoln, mother of Abraham Lincoln. She fought the disease for a week but finally succumbed, as did her aunt and uncle and several other people in the small town of Little Pigeon Creek, Indiana. She died in 1818 at the age of thirty-four, leaving behind nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln and his sister, Sarah. Lincoln’s father built the coffins himself; young Abraham helped by carving the pegs for his mother’s casket. — Amy Stewart, gardener and garden writer, Wicked Plants, White Snakeroot Grow That Garden Library Both by Douglas Crase This book came out in 2004, and the subtitle is A Portrait in Two Parts. In this book, we learn about a fascinating fifty-year relationship between Dwight Ripley (the heir to an American railroad fortune and a polymath who excelled in horticulture, music, language, and painting) and Rupert Barneby (the son of an aristocratic English family and one of the greatest botanists of the 20th Century). After meeting at Harrow, an exclusive boarding school in England, Dwight and Rupert discovered a shared obsession for botany and love for each other. Ultimately, the two would go on many botanizing trips before settling in Los Angeles in the 1930s. In addition to regular botanizing trips in the American Southwest, Dwight and Rupert were part of a lively social circle among the artistic élite of New York that included W. H. Auden, Peggy Guggenheim, and Jackson Pollock. This book features the incredible life stories of Dwight and Rupert, and gardeners will thrill to learn more about their botanical mania and exploits through their “exquisite prose on plants, snatches of Barneby's witty poetry, and reproductions of drawings in each of their distinctive styles.” This book is 320 pages of the extraordinary lives of two immensely talented men and their impact on botany, horticulture, and American art in the 20th Century. You can get a copy of Both by Douglas Crase and support the show using the Amazon Link in today's Show Notes for around $3 Today’s Botanic Spark Reviving the little botanic spark in your heart February 3, 1842 Today is the birthday of the American poet, musician, and author, Sidney Lanier. Born in Macon, Georgia, Sidney rose to fame after writing a poem about, of all things, corn. He had been visiting friends when he was immediately struck by the “beauty of cornfields and the pathos of deserted farms.” Sidney is one of our under-appreciated 19th-century poets. Music and nature were endless wells of inspiration for Sidney’s work. After fighting in the civil war, he wrote a book about his experience called Tiger Lilies. He could be light-hearted: I am but a small-winged bird: But I will conquer the big world As the bee-martin beats the crow, By attacking it always from above. And Sidney was also spiritual - as in his poem A Ballad of Trees and the Master about the story of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, with a compelling first verse that ends: But the olives they were not blind to Him, The little gray leaves were kind to Him: The thorn-tree had a mind to Him When into the woods He came. Today gardeners can visit the Sidney Lanier Cottage in Macon, Georgia. And if you go, there is a marvelous little herb garden with cobblestone paths and a sundial in the center. The little cottage gets high marks on Trip Advisor, where one reviewer wrote, “From the moment we walked in and breathed in the scent of the old building, to the end of the (extra good) tour, we enjoyed everything we learned.” And there is a school called the Sidney Lanier Center in northeast Gainesville, Florida, which offers education to elementary and secondary students with disabilities. In 2015, students created the Sidney Lanier Community Garden with the help of a master gardener named Susan Lucas. Today, the whole school enjoys the garden, which grows herbs (for cooking and sensory therapy), carrots, kale, as well as blueberries, and strawberries. Sidney’s dream was to teach at a new University called Johns Hopkins. Three years after the University opened, Sidney was invited to teach. He became an instant sensation with the students, but his body was failing him. In 1880, after battling years of poor health due to tuberculosis contracted during his time in the Civil War, Sidney wrote his final poem, "Sunrise," After lecturing for a little over a year, Sidney had to teach sitting down. He was 39 years old. When the school year ended, Sidney and his family went to North Carolina to reset his failing health. Instead, he died with his family around him in a home in Tryon, just a few blocks west of where the musician Nina Simone would grow up. Fittingly, Sidney’s grave in Baltimore is inscribed with words from his final poem, “Sunrise,” “I am lit with the Sun.” Thanks for listening to The Daily Gardener. And remember: "For a happy, healthy life, garden every day."
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This week we talk about all things Zac Blair. We start off with the article that was recently published about his event he runs The Ringer and then shift to talk about his new plans for The Tree Farm. Fittingly, this interview we have an interview with Zac Blair himself lined up and get to check in with him to see how things are going and how he is recovering from his injury. As per usual, we wrap it up with our picks for The SlewBanger. Enjoy!