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The Retrospectors
On This Day: Signal-Jamming Aliens

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 10:13


Your TV signal wobbles. An alien voice (albeit one with a Southern English accent...) seizes control of your set. And, instead of newsreader Andrew Gardner reporting on the Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army, you hear a voice claiming to be ‘Vrillon', of Ashtar Galactic Command, with a message for humanity.Such was the experience for viewers attempting to watch the ITV Evening News on Southern TV on 26th November, 1977 - an incident which became infamous in the ‘signal-jamming' pantheon of the twentieth-century. Nobody has ever claimed responsibility.In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly compare ‘Vrillon' to its US counterpart, the ‘Max Headroom' incident; unpick the idea that the broadcast was part of the Raelian movement; and explain how Twitter ruined signal-jamming pranks forever...  Further Reading:• ‘Alien Vrillon Interruption 1977' (RECREATION by RukiTheDreamer, YouTube 2017): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhNriwaMTQE• ‘Vrillon: the alien voice hoax that became a legend' (The Independent, 2017): https://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/vrillon-hacking-alien-voice-seventies-extra-terrestrial-hoax-unexplained-mysteries-a8069926.html• ‘Five Of The Eeriest Interruptions In Broadcast History' (Neatorama, 2015): https://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/30/Five-Of-The-Eeriest-Interruptions-In-Broadcast-History/For bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back on Monday! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Retrospectors
On This Day: Elizabeth of Russia's Bloodless Coup

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 9:55


Wearing an armoured breastplate, clasping a silver cross and seizing an Army spontoon, 31 year old Elizabeth Petrovna appeared at the HQ of the elite Preobrazhensky Regiment guards in St. Petersburg on 25th November, 1741 - intent on over-throwing Tzar Ivan VI (a baby), and seizing the Russian throne for herself.Although she was the daughter of Peter The Great, she was also illegitimate, and overlooked in the line of succession. But her coup was bloodless, and she oversaw a productive cultural period for the dynasty - including her role in selecting Catherine The Great.In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly recall Elizabeth's fondness for food, fashion and f***ing; posit that her husband Alexis Razumovsky was a bit like Dolly Parton's beau Carl Dean; and explain why, if you're staging a coup, you should always slit your drums…Further Reading:• ‘Elizabeth I, Empress of All Russia' (Unofficial Royalty, 2018): http://www.unofficialroyalty.com/empress-elizabeth-i-of-russia/• ‘Decadent Facts About Empress Elizabeth Of Russia, The Last Romanov' (Factinate): https://www.factinate.com/people/empress-elizabeth/• ‘St Petersburg Palaces of the Romanovs' (RT, 2021): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3LRMZfmAsUFor bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back tomorrow! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Square Mile of Murder
92: Amelia Dyer & Victorian Baby Farming

Square Mile of Murder

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 51:54


Taylor's voice is still on the mend so we're bringing one another one from our archives, this time from way back in June 2020! This week's episode digs into the details of the Victorian practice of baby farming and the woman who killed over 200 babies in her care. We even have a fun discussion about all the different ways people in the Victorian Era were exposed to and ingesting poisons! Listen in as we discuss baby farming and the infamous Amelia Dyer, a truly terrifying and despicable character with an equally terrifying photograph! FURTHER READING: https://blogs.bl.uk/untoldlives/2014/09/arsenic-cyanide-and-strychnine-the-golden-age-of-victorian-poisoners.html (Arsenic, Cyanide and Strychnine - the Golden Age of Victorian Poisoners) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arsenic_Act_1851 (Arsenic Act 1851) https://www.crimemuseum.org/crime-library/serial-killers/amelia-dyer/ (Amelia Dyer "The Reading Baby Farmer") https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_farming (Baby farming) https://www.ranker.com/list/the-deadliest-baby-farmers-in-history/cat-mcauliffe (The 9 Deadliest Baby Farmers In History) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelia_Dyer (Amelia Dyer) ----------------------------------------------- https://square-mile-of-murder.captivate.fm/listen (Like the show? Give us a rating and review!) Join our Patreon: https://patreon.com/squaremileofmurder (Patreon) Check out our merch store: https://squaremileofmurder.store/ (Square Mile of Murder Merch) Get our newsletter: https://squaremileofmurder.com/newsletter (Newsletter) Send us an email: info@squaremileofmurder.com Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/pg/squaremilepod/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/squaremileofmurder/ (Instagram) https://twitter.com/squaremilepod (Twitter) https://squaremileofmurder.com/ (Squaremileofmurder.com) Music provided by https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary?feature=blog (YouTube Audio Library) and https://artlist.io/Taylor-2050697 (Artlist.io) Support this podcast

The Retrospectors
On This Day: The Lucy Fossil - No Homo

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 10:31


It took over three million years to find her. But palaeontologists Donald Johanson and Tom Gray uncovered the remains of ‘the Lucy Fossil' - a previously undiscovered species of pre-human - in Hadar, Ethiopia on 24th November, 1974.Despite the find's massive significance, the event was not greeted with untrammelled joy by all their rival fossil hunters. Some - who had wanted to claim such a discovery for themselves - began publicly disputing that Lucy was indeed a missing link in the evolution of humankind.In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly reveal how Lucy received her rock n' roll name; explain how her tiny brain but upright walking turned previous scientific thinking on its head; and consider whether, actually, “Captain Caveman was quite accurate”...Further Reading:• ‘Nov. 24, 1974: Humanity, Meet Lucy. She's Your Mom' (WIRED, 2009): https://www.wired.com/2009/11/1124lucy-discovered/• ‘Lucy and the Leakeys' (Khan Academy): https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/big-history-project/early-humans/how-ancestors-evolved/a/lucy-and-the-leakeys• ‘Donald Johanson: Discovering the Fossil “Lucy”' (Freedom From Religion Foundation, 2014): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AX4eqqBcIMFor bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back tomorrow! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021. image by Daderot [CC0 1.0],  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Science Diction
Juggernaut: Indian Temple Or Unstoppable Force?

Science Diction

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 18:53


In 2014, a grad student in Kolkata named Ujaan Ghosh came across an old book by a Scottish missionary. And as Ghosh paged through the book, he noticed the missionary kept using a word over and over: Juggernaut. But the missionary wasn't using it the way we do today—to mean an unstoppable, overwhelming force. He  was using it to talk about a place: a temple in Puri, India. So Ghosh dug further, and as he grasped the real story of where the English word, juggernaut, had come from, he realized there was just no way he could keep using it. A transcript of this episode is being processed and will be available within a week. Guests:  Chris Egusa is an audio producer and 2020 KALW Audio Academy fellow. Dylan Thuras is co-founder of Atlas Obscura, and host of the Atlas Obscura podcast. Ujaan Ghosh is a PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Footnotes & Further Reading:  Read Ujaan Ghosh's article on the origins of the word “juggernaut.”  Learn more about Jagannath Temple in Atlas Obscura.  Listen to more episodes of the Atlas Obscura podcast. Credits:  This episode was a collaboration between Science Diction and Atlas Obscura. It was produced by Johanna Mayer and Chris Egusa, and edited by Elah Feder and John DeLore. Daniel Peterschmidt is our composer, and Danya AbdelHameid fact checked the episode. It was mixed by Luz Fleming.

The Retrospectors
On This Day: The Tamagotchi Effect

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 10:22


With cutesy graphics and a female-focussed origin story, Tamagotchi was positioned as a ‘nurturing toy' for Japanese girls when Bandai launched the brand on 23rd November, 1996. But the gadget's massive popularity soon transcended gender and nationality - shifting 40 million units globally in just three years.Users had to check in regularly with their virtual pets, which buzzed when they were hungry or needed attention. Otherwise, neglectful owners would witness their Tamagotchi transition into virtual TOMBSTONES.In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly reveal how a stay-at-home tortoise inspired the concept; explain how the U.S. release of the toy was less brutal than its Japanese precursor; and wonder if now, with our pathetic attachments to Alexa and Siri, we are finally experiencing what 90s psychologists termed ‘The Tamagotchi Effect'...Further Reading:• ‘A Brief History of the Tamagotchi' (Mental Floss, 2021): https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/642373/tamagotchi-history• ‘The Tamagotchi Effect: How Digital Pets Shaped The Way We Use Technology' (Digital Trends, 2019): https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/how-tamagotchi-shaped-tech/• Tamagotchi TV commercial from the 1990s (United States): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAahOV63_wAFor bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back tomorrow! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Retrospectors
On This Day: Star Trek's Interracial Kiss

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 10:08


Capt. James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and Lt. Nyota Uhura (Nichelle Nichols) embraced and kissed on "Plato's Stepchildren"; an episode of ‘Star Trek' broadcast on 22nd November, 1968 - just a year after the Supreme Court declared interracial marriage to be legal. However, despite popular belief that this was TV's first interracial kiss, it wasn't. It wasn't even the first interracial kiss on TV featuring William Shatner… In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly examine just how slowly attitudes to ‘mixed marriage' were shifting in the United States; compare this iconic Trekkie moment to homoerotic frat-boy YouTube videos; and reveal how the actors concerned deliberately sabotaged ‘the wide' so their kiss would be screened coast-to-coast… Further Reading:• Kirk and Uhura kiss on ‘Star Trek' (Paramount Television, 1968): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lThvEsP5-9Y• ‘'Star Trek's' interracial kiss 50 years ago boldly went where none had gone before' (NBC News, 2018):https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/star-trek-s-interracial-kiss-50-years-ago-went-boldly-n941181• ‘Nichelle Nichols on filming the first interracial kiss on American television' (Archive of American Television, 2010):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hKKkGhEDoUFor bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back tomorrow! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Retrospectors
On This Day: London's First Olympics

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 10:17


After Mount Vesuvius erupted - and original hosts Rome pulled out - the British Olympic council sent a letter, dated 19th November, 1906, agreeing to host the fourth modern Olympic games.With just two years to go, the event was put together hastily, and on a paltry budget; a stadium erected at the White City home of the Franco-British exhibition, and the chosen events ones that British athletes excelled at, including polo, lacrosse, tug of war, deer-shooting, and duelling.In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly reveal what a ‘flip-flap' was; consider the calculation done to establish the length of the modern-day marathon; and establish how a small swig of champagne contributed to one of the Games' greatest ever controversies...Further Reading:‘The 08 Olympics... 1908, that is' (BBC News Magazine, 2008): http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7544392.stm‘Why Is a Marathon 26.2 Miles?' (HISTORY, 2014): https://www.history.com/news/why-is-a-marathon-26-2-miles• ‘The 1908 London Olympics - extracts from surviving footage of Track & Field and Marathon events' (BFI, 2012): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IqE2KEqZJIFor bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back on Monday! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Retrospectors
On This Day: William Tell's Apple Adventures

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 9:49


Switzerland's most famous archer shot fruit off his own son's head on 18th November, 1307. Or did he? ‘Chronicon Helveticum' by Aegidius Tschudi, from which the date comes, claims to be a serious historical account, but was written roughly 200 years later - and not published until nearly 200 years after that. And the myth bears remarkable similarities with the Danish folklore of Palnatoki, recorded in print centuries earlier.In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly recount the improbable beats of Tschudi's tale; consider the small casting pool for 1950s swashbucklers; and marvel at how the story has come to represent the (genuine) Swiss resistance of the Habsburg army…Further Reading:• ‘A Brief History of the Legend of William Tell' (The Culture Trip, 2017): https://theculturetrip.com/europe/switzerland/articles/a-brief-history-of-the-legend-of-william-tell/• ‘Shooting an apple off one's child's head' (Wikipedia): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_an_apple_off_one%27s_child%27s_head#Palnatoki• ‘The Adventures of William Tell: Opening Theme' (ITC, 1958): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcfykK8Iw7wFor bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back tomorrow! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Critically Speaking
134 Fluoride: Your Teeth and Your Brain

Critically Speaking

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 5:54


Evidence is emerging that fluoride, a chemical that helps prevent dental cavities or caries, also is a neurotoxin that can cross the placenta and enter the developing brain. Recent studies reveal that excess fluoride during fetal development can result in impaired intelligence and cognition in children.    Key Takeaways: Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay. An excess during gestation can produce dental "fluorosis" , discolored and even pitted teeth in the children Fluoride is also a neurotoxin, detectable in the parts of the brain involved in learning and memory Recent studies show an association between fluoride in maternal urine during pregnancy and impaired behavior in children People are getting more fluoride now because it is used in beverages, personal care products, and polluted air.   "Strong associations exist between the level of maternal urinary fluoride, in other words, how much the mother was exposed to, and the test scores of their children." —  Therese Markow, Ph.D.     Further Reading:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6923889/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5915186/     Connect with Therese: Website:   www.criticallyspeaking.net Twitter: @CritiSpeak Email: theresemarkow@criticallyspeaking.net     Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.    

Square Mile of Murder
91: The Poorly Laid Plans of Dr. Crippen

Square Mile of Murder

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 62:14


Taylor's been ill for the last week and lost her voice so we haven't been able to record a new episode. So instead we're bringing you an episode from our archives about a famous case! Today we look at the infamous case of Dr. Crippen, London's cellar murderer. Listen in as we discuss the not-so-good doctor's poorly thought out plans, his flee from justice with his mistress, and the evidence that got him sent to the gallows. Be sure to check out some of the links below to read/watch more from our sources and let us know what you think of the case and the episode! FURTHER READING: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/homeopathy/ (Homeopathy) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawley_Harvey_Crippen (Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethel_Le_Neve (Ethel Le Neve) https://murderpedia.org/male.C/c/crippen-hawley.htm (Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-10802059 (Was Dr Crippen innocent of his wife's murder?) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B2tGH8PijM&t=2s (The London Cellar Murder of 1910: (Dr Crippen).) https://www.thesun.ie/news/4945773/dismembered-body-of-wife-found-in-killer-dr-crippens-cellar-was-male-may-have-been-planted-by-cops-says-expert/ (Body of 'wife' in Dr Crippen's cellar was a man & may have been planted by cop) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulcana (Vulcana) ----------------------------------------------- https://square-mile-of-murder.captivate.fm/listen (Like the show? Give us a rating and review!) Join our Patreon: https://patreon.com/squaremileofmurder (Patreon) Check out our merch store: https://squaremileofmurder.store/ (Square Mile of Murder Merch) Get our newsletter: https://squaremileofmurder.com/newsletter (Newsletter) Send us an email: info@squaremileofmurder.com Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/pg/squaremilepod/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/squaremileofmurder/ (Instagram) https://twitter.com/squaremilepod (Twitter) https://squaremileofmurder.com/ (Squaremileofmurder.com) Music provided by https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary?feature=blog (YouTube Audio Library) and https://artlist.io/Taylor-2050697 (Artlist.io) Support this podcast

The Retrospectors
On This Day: The Last Sultan

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 10:30


Mehmet VI stepped on to a British warship to seek refuge in Malta on 17th November, 1922 - thereby becoming the last Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, a dynasty stretching back to the 14th Century. He was accompanied by his first Chamberlain, his doctor, two secretaries, a valet, a barber, two eunuchs, and a bandmaster. In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly dig into the archives to see how the event was portrayed in the triumphant West; consider the fate of the Royals left behind in modern-day Turkey; and ponder what ‘cautiously optimistic exile music' might sound like... Further Reading:• ‘Great Ottoman Empire in Turkey' (Go Turkey Tourism):https://www.goturkeytourism.com/about-turkey/great-ottoman-empire-in-turkey.html• ‘CONSTANTINOPLE 1922-1923, WHERE NOTHING HAPPENS AS ONE EXPECTS', (Major P A J Wright OBE, The Guards Magazine, 2016): http://guardsmagazine.com/features/Autumn2016/16autumn_04Constantinople.html• ‘Ten Minute History - The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Birth of the Balkans' (History Matters, 2018): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96n33WWgE9gWe had EVEN MORE to say about why Mehmet brought his eunuchs to Malta, rather than his wives. To hear bonus material this and every week*, support the show NOW at Patreon.com/Retrospectors!(*top two tiers only)The Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Retrospectors
On This Day: When Space Mountain Saved EuroDisney

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 10:26


Disneyland Paris, now Europe's most popular theme park, initially haemorrhaged money - at an estimated rate of $1 million per day. But, after three years, it finally returned its first profit on 16th November, 1995. This change in the park's fortunes can be attributed to the popularity of two trains: the opening of the Eurostar direct line from London, and the building of the world's most expensive roller coaster, Space Mountain, which launched in Discoveryland on 1st June.In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly unpick how the Disney Corporation consistently underestimated the French inclination for wine with lunch, surly customer service and a unionised workforce; reveal how Spain and Britain had competed for the opportunity to be considered as alternative sites for the park's development; and recall the French antipathy for Americana that led to one critic to label the attraction ‘a cultural Chernobyl'... Further Reading:• ‘INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS; Euro Disney Reports Profit for '95, but the Future Remains Cloudy' (The New York Times, 1995): https://www.nytimes.com/1995/11/16/business/international-business-euro-disney-reports-profit-for-95-but-future-remains.html• ‘Why Was Euro Disney Considered a Failure?' (The First Drop, 2021): https://thefirstdrop.net/disneyland-paris-resort/why-was-euro-disney-considered-a-failure/• ‘Your destination: outer space. Your speed: astronomical.' (Space Mountain advert, 1995): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlKKTSVETt0For bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back tomorrow! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Retrospectors
On This Day: The (Lady) Pirates of the Carribbean

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 10:25


Anne Bonny and Mary Read - the most notorious women to swashbuckle and plunder in the ‘golden age of piracy' - were captured near Jamaica by pirate-hunter Jonathan Barnet on 8th November, 1720.Disguised as men for most of their careers, they sailed (and cavorted) with Pirate Captain ‘Calico Jack'. But, when their crimes came to trial, they both avoided being sentenced to death by ‘pleading the belly'.In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly speculate about how Bonny and Read were able to pass as men so convincingly; explain how they met in the ‘pirate republic' of Nassau; and reveal why ‘Robinson Crusoe' author Daniel Defoe may just be responsible for the enduring ‘Reader's Wives' version of Bonny and Read's friendship...CONTENT WARNING: reference to rapeFurther Reading:• ‘Comparing the Female Pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read' (ThoughtCo, 2018): https://www.thoughtco.com/facts-about-anne-bonny-mary-read-2136281• ‘How Anne Bonny and Mary Read Changed The Face Of Female Piracy' (All That's Interesting, 2018):https://allthatsinteresting.com/anne-bonny-mary-read• ‘Behind the myth of a breast-baring pirate' (BBC Reel, 2019): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBVeQwhcjZgFor bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back tomorrow! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

For the Love of History
Beauty to Die For: weird and dangerous beauty standards through history

For the Love of History

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 31:41


Beauty is pain! But in this case, beauty can mean death. Come along with me as we talk about history's weirdest and most dangerous beauty standards and practices. Everything from fermented leeches used by roman women, to deadly victorian cosmetics, and lard wigs! Yeah, lard wigs, you're just gonna have to listen to the episode, my friend! Further Reading https://langehair.com/blogs/hair-blog/historical-hair-care-methods-you-ll-hope-never-make-a-comeback (History's CRAZIEST Hair-Care Methods) https://www.thecut.com/2013/12/most-dangerous-beauty-through-the-ages.html (The Most Dangerous Beauty Through the Ages) https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/ingredients-lipstick-makeup-cosmetics-science-history (Arsenic Pills and Lead Foundation: The History of Toxic Makeup) https://bust.com/style/15479-tk-totally-weird-beauty-trends-in-history.html (9 Beauty Trends From History: The Weird, The Gross, And The Dangerous) https://historyofyesterday.com/the-japanese-teeth-blackening-culture-3f320759f118 (The Japanese Teeth Blackening Culture) Renaissance https://www.leidenmedievalistsblog.nl/articles/makeup-and-female-beauty-standards-in-renaissance-italy (Makeup and female beauty standards in Renaissance Italy) https://www.historyhit.com/female-beauty-renaissance/ (The Role of Female Beauty Standards in Renaissance Italy)

The Retrospectors
On This Day: The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 10:12


Jules Leotard first somersaulted off a trapeze at Cirque Napoléon in Paris on 12th November, 1859. His act inspired gymnasts and circus performers the world over - although Leotard is now best remembered as the inventor of the skin-tight outfits he wore on stage.Leotard had abandoned his studies as a lawyer to perfect his circus skills, spurred on by his acrobatic father. He developed his act into a twelve-minute trapeze routine with only a heap of mattresses to break his fall. In this episode, Arion, Olly and Rebecca perve over old photos of Leotard's physique; reveal how Alvin and the Chipmunks AND Bruce Springsteen have a connection with this day in history; and consider how the leotard evolved from a ‘strong man' outfit to a girl's ballet costume… Further Reading:• ‘The First Public performance by Jules Leotard' (Squaducation, 2020): https://www.squaducation.com/blog/first-public-performance-jules-leotard• ‘THE DRESS AND THE LEGEND: HISTORY AND FUNCTIONS OF A LEOTARD' (The Vistek, 2020): https://thevistek.com/the-dress-and-the-legend-history-and-functions-of-a-leotard/• ‘Eddie Cantor - The Man On The Flying Trapeze' (Columbia Years 1922-1940): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwvqMptS7UAFor bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back on Monday! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dressed: The History of Fashion
Fashioning the United Arab Emirates with Dr. Reem El Mutwalli, Part II

Dressed: The History of Fashion

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 45:56


We continue our conversation with Dr. Reem El Mutwalli about the evolving dress traditions and practices of the United Arab Emirates, a young country with a rich sartorial and textile history. Further Reading and Listening: Dr. Reem's first Dressed interview can be found here: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-dressed-the-history-of-fas-29000690/episode/the-art-of-arab-dress-with-73003929/ More on the Sultani book: https://sultanibook.com Dr. Reem's website: https://reemelmutwalli.com The Zay Initiative: https://thezay.org Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The Retrospectors
On This Day: Alice Chaucer, Three Times A Wife

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 10:20


Geoffrey Chaucer's granddaughter Alice was first married at the age of 11. She was granted a license to marry her third husband on 11th November, 1430; and became defined by her three powerful unions with men she outlived.Having lost her first two husbands in the Hundred Years War, she then settled down with William de la Pole, Earl of Suffolk; a marriage that got her closer than ever to the seat of power. At one point, she even filled in for Queen Margaret on a ceremonial parade in France.In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly marvel at Chaucer's ability to climb the social hierarchy via her marriages; explain why ‘jointures' changed the fortunes of widows in the Middle Ages; and consider the merits of commissioning multiple statues of themselves…Further Reading:• ‘Four Thought: And His Wife' (BBC Radio 4, 2021) - Olly Mann interviews Jessica Barker about medieval statues of women, including Alice Chaucer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000z0c4• ‘Historical Figures: Alice Chaucer, Lady of the Garter' (Just History Posts, 2020): https://justhistoryposts.com/2020/08/11/historical-figures-alice-chaucer-lady-of-the-garter/• ‘'Till Death Us Do Part? Love and the Medieval Tomb Monument with Dr Jessica Barker' (The Churches Conservation Trust, 2021): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH55Vq3tHo0For bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back tomorrow! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Square Mile of Murder
90: Archibald Hall the Monster Butler

Square Mile of Murder

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 63:15


It's our 90th episode so we're heading back to Scotland! We're starting in Glasgow, and we're doing something that hardly ever do on the show and certainly never do in real life: we're entering high society! This is the story of Archibald Hall, the Monster Butler. FURTHER READING: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archibald_Hall (Archibald Hall) https://murderpedia.org/male.H/h/hall-archibald.htm (Archibald Hall) https://www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk/crime-files/roy-fontaine (Archibald Hall aka Roy Fontaine) https://www.murderuk.com/archibald-hallwith-michael-kitto.html (Serial Killer Archibald Hall) https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/glasgow-news/gruesome-story-the-monster-butler-13220029 (The gruesome story of 'The Monster Butler') https://www.thefreelibrary.com/SERIAL+KILLER+BUTLER+DIES+IN+PRISON.-a093754619 (SERIAL KILLER BUTLER DIES IN PRISON. - Free Online Library) ----------------------------------------------- https://square-mile-of-murder.captivate.fm/listen (Like the show? Give us a rating and review!) Join our Patreon: https://patreon.com/squaremileofmurder (Patreon) Check out our merch store: https://squaremileofmurder.store/ (Square Mile of Murder Merch) Get our newsletter: https://squaremileofmurder.com/newsletter (Newsletter) Send us an email: info@squaremileofmurder.com Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/pg/squaremilepod/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/squaremileofmurder/ (Instagram) https://twitter.com/squaremilepod (Twitter) https://squaremileofmurder.com/ (Squaremileofmurder.com) Music provided by https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary?feature=blog (YouTube Audio Library) and https://artlist.io/Taylor-2050697 (Artlist.io) Support this podcast

The Retrospectors
On This Day: Birth of the Big Things

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 9:54


In the early days of advertising, tyre company Goodyear sent a giant tyre on a coast-to-coast publicity trip. It was photographed on 42nd Street, New York on 10th November, 1930.Was this the birth of the ‘big things' phenomenon that has lead us to roadside giant prawns, record-breaking sausages, and Instagrammable statues of Jeff Goldblum? Perhaps. We'll go with it, anyway.In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly reveal how Goodyear's publicity nous went beyond photo opportunities and into their very origin story; explain why press agent Harry Reichenbach once brought a lion into a New York hotel room; and discover how Australia's love affair with the Big Banana, the Big Prawn and the Big Peg came to be… Further Reading:• The photo that inspired this episode - 42nd Street, New York, 1930 (excerpted from ‘Curious Moments', published by Konemann, 1999): https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FDv1k7TXsAILXh7?format=jpg&name=large• ‘Most Ridiculous Ways Anyone Ever Promoted A Movie' (Grunge, 2017): https://www.grunge.com/42153/ridiculous-ways-anyone-ever-promoted-movie/• ‘The World: Australia's BIG Things' (PRX, 2011): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=178HL72VnTAFor bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back tomorrow! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dressed: The History of Fashion
Fashioning the United Arab Emirates with Dr. Reem El Mutwalli, Part I

Dressed: The History of Fashion

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 63:44


Dr. Reem El Mutwalli joins us to discuss her book Sultani Traditions Renewed: Changes in Women's Traditional Dress in the UAE during the reign of Shaikh Zayid Al Nahyan, 1966-2004. Dr. Reem is the founder of The Zay Initiative, the first fashion collection dedicated exclusively to dress from across the Arab world. Further Reading and Listening: Dr. Reem's first Dressed interview can be found here https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-dressed-the-history-of-fas-29000690/episode/the-art-of-arab-dress-with-73003929/ More on the Sultani book: https://sultanibook.com Dr. Reem's website: https://reemelmutwalli.com The Zay Initiative: https://thezay.org Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The Retrospectors
On This Day: Roosevelt's Panamanian Photoshoot

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 9:17


Presidential diplomacy now routinely involves hundreds of trips on Air Force One - but, until Theodore Roosevelt travelled to inspect the Panama Canal on 9th November, 1906, no serving US President had ever ventured abroad.It was the biggest infrastructure project a President had ever undertaken, costing hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of thousands of lives. To reassure Americans he was at the helm, Roosevelt was photographed sitting atop a steam shovel, wearing a pristine white suit.In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly reveal the most recent President to remain ‘at home' throughout his Presidency; consider whether Roosevelt had ADHD; and explain why one of George H W Bush's foreign trips inadvertently inspired the Japanese to create a new word for vomiting. Further Reading:• ‘7 Little-Known Legacies of Teddy Roosevelt' (HISTORY, 2020): https://www.history.com/news/teddy-roosevelt-legacies• ‘The Panama Canal's Forgotten Casualties' (The Conversation, 2018): https://theconversation.com/the-panama-canals-forgotten-casualties-93536• ‘George H.W. Bush Vomits' (January 8, 1992): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_KVL-wtpggFor bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back tomorrow! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Retrospectors
On This Day: Scott and Charlene Get Hitched

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 10:20


Kylie Minogue and Jason Donavan's characters in hit soap opera ‘Neighbours' were wed in 1988, causing a shopping mall riot in Australia, and attracting an astonishing 20 million viewers to the UK transmission on 8th November. Soundtracked entirely by Angry Anderson's surging power ballad ‘Suddenly', the ceremony quickly became an iconic moment in 80s telly - but very nearly hadn't happened at all, because the series was canned by its original network, and Scott was supposed to be played by another actor.In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly explain why, despite the show's huge success, the production standards were so low; examine the extent to which the tourist dollar for Scott and Charlene fans has held up over the decades; and consider the stylistic legacy of the makeup and dresses created for the wedding by ‘Isis of Melbourne'... Further Reading:• ‘Neighbours' - episode 523 in full (Grundy, 1988): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR34ISysYQc• ‘Bouncer's dream and gorillagrams: an oral history of Neighbours – the world's silliest, sunniest show' (The Guardian, 2020): https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/mar/31/bouncers-dream-and-gorillagrams-an-oral-history-of-neighbours-the-worlds-silliest-sunniest-show• ‘Especially For You - The Scott And Charlene Love Story' (Retroheadz, 2016): https://www.retroheadz.com/classic-tv/especially-for-you-the-scott-and-charlene-love-story/For bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back tomorrow! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Retrospectors
On This Day: Kublai Khan's Kamikaze Climbdown

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 10:05


The Mongols attempted to invade Japan on 5th November, 1274. Despite having a fleet of 900 ships, they failed - in part due to a ‘kamikaze' typhoon that whooshed their boats back to Korea.Then they tried again - and failed again.In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly consider how a gunpowder-armed Army was defeated by the Samurai; reveal the brutal (yet unambiguous) response the Japanese gave to the Chinese diplomats who attempted to talk things through; and unearth the surprising connection between Kublai Khan and Lionel Blair…Further Reading:• ‘Kublai Khan - Biography, Death & Achievements' (HISTORY, 2009): https://www.history.com/topics/china/kublai-khan• Japan's Kamikaze Winds, the Stuff of Legend, May Have Been Real (National Geographic, 2014): https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/141104-kamikaze-kublai-khan-winds-typhoon-japan-invasion• ‘Mongol Invasion of Japan: Maps, Animation and Timelines' (Past To Future, 2020): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpguP8emkYcFor bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back on Monday! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Retrospectors
On This Day: Digging Up King Tut

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 9:49


Tutankhamun's tomb was discovered by a water boy who serendipitously stumbled on a buried staircase in Egypt's Valley of the Kings on 4th November, 1922. It marked the greatest triumph in archaeologist Howard Carter's career, and unearthed dozens of priceless treasures.The loot included the famous golden death-mask - but also the Pharaoh's walking sticks, linen underwear, and uneaten chickpeas.In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly explain how the discovery kickstarted a Western interest in Egpytology that influenced fashion, design and art, and lead directly to Indiana Jones; ask whether Carter was a historian or a grave-robber; and dig into the so-called ‘Mummy's Curse'... Further Reading:• ‘Discovering King Tutankhamun's tomb: Harry Burton's photographs' (BBC News, 2018): https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-44636774• ‘The History Of A Cursed Ancient Egyptian Tomb' (Channel 5, 2020): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxot6xmDymQ• ‘Howard Carter - King Tut, Death & Family' (Biography, 2020): https://www.biography.com/scientist/howard-carterFor bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back tomorrow! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Retrospectors
On This Day: The Day The (Rave) Music Died

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 10:36


Attending or producing raves was made illegal in Britain with the passing of the Criminal Justice Act on 3rd November, 1994. The government even legislated against electronic dance music, “wholly or predominantly characterized by the emission of a succession of repetitive beats”These unprecedented restrictions were partly in reaction to the moral panic caused after a 'free party' at Castlemorton Common attracted 30,000-40,000 attendees, and the ire of the tabloid press.In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly consider the provenance of ‘revellers' in the raver's lexicon; explain why the creation of the M25 lead directly to the Act; and confess just how many illegal parties they've (inadvertently) attended… Further Reading:• ‘The Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 becomes law' (The Guardian, 2011): https://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/jun/15/criminal-justice-public-order-act• Police clash with ravers at Castlemorton (BBC News West, 1992): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOySsljl54E• ‘Why did raves become illegal?' (BBC Newsbeat, 2020): https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-53170021For bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back tomorrow! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Science Diction
Jargon: We Love To Hate It

Science Diction

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 20:46


Head on over to plainlanguage.gov, and you'll find a helpful table, dedicated to simplifying and demystifying military jargon. On one side of the table, there's the jargon term, and on the other, its plain language equivalent. “Arbitrarily deprive of life”? Actually just means “kill people.” “Render nonviable”? Also means “kill people.” “Terminate with extreme prejudice”? “Kill people.”    This table is just one of many resources on plainlanguage.gov—from checklists to plain language training to thesauruses. The website was created by an unfunded government group of plain language activists who make it their mission to translate government communications into regular old, plain language.  But jargon isn't just a government problem. It pops up in nearly every field, and it seems like it annoys most of us. So why do we use it? And is there anything actually good about it?   This episode was inspired by a question from a listener, Jafar, who asked about the word “recrudescence” and why we tend to use fancy words when simple ones would work just fine. If you have a question about a word or phrase, leave us a voicemail! The number is 929-499-WORD, or 929-499-9673. Or, you can always send an email to podcasts@sciencefriday.com.  A transcript of this episode is being processed. It will be available within one week. Guests:  Joe Kimble is a plain language advocate and professor emeritus at WMU-Cooley Law School. David Lipscomb is Director of the Writing Center at Georgetown University, and Vice Chair of the Center for Plain Language. Alejandro Martínez García is a researcher at the National Research Council in Italy. Footnotes & Further Reading: For a challenge, try to explain science using only 1,000 of the most common words.  For all your plain language writing needs, take a look at plainlanguage.gov.  Learn more about the history of the plain language movement in the United States.  Read a study on how our brains react to concrete vs. abstract language. Read more about how jargon affects citations in scientific papers. Credits:  This episode was produced by Johanna Mayer and Senior Producer and Editor Elah Feder. Daniel Peterschmidt is our composer. Nadja Oertelt is our Chief Content Officer. Special thanks to Jana Goldman, Bill Lutz, and especially Karen Schriver for background information on the plain language movement.

The Retrospectors
On This Day: The First Cheerleader

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 10:04


Johnny Campbell, a medical student from the University Of Minnesota, spurred on his alma mater's struggling football team by leading spectators in a rousing cheer on 2nd November, 1898 - and, in so doing, became the world's first recognised cheerleader. Even though the sport now features predominantly female participants these days, the first women cheerleaders weren't recorded until 1923. Indeed, four men who would later become U.S. President cheered on their teams at College: Dwight D Eisenhower, Franklin D Roosevelt, George W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan.In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly reveal the ‘grandfather of cheerleading', who patented pom-poms; explain how the Dallas Cowboys played a pivotal role in the perception of modern cheerleading; and consider the most comical cheerleading names in the canon… Further Reading:• ‘Almanac: The 1st cheerleader' (CBS News, 2014): https://www.cbsnews.com/news/almanac-the-1st-cheerleader/• A Not-So-Brief and Extremely Sordid History of Cheerleading – Mother Jones (Mother Jones, 2014): https://www.motherjones.com/media/2014/12/cheerleader-history-timeline/• ‘Top 10 Most Watched Cheerleading Routines EVER on YouTube' (The Cheer Buzz, 2021): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgH-Esw6GpI For bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back tomorrow! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Square Mile of Murder
Halloween Bonus: The Winchester Mystery House

Square Mile of Murder

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 24:17


Today we're telling you all about the spooky, weird, Winchester Mystery House. A strange mansion under constant construction in an attempt to ward off evil spirits intent on revenge. Check out some photos of the house at the links below! FURTHER READING: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winchester_Mystery_House (Winchester Mystery House) https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/527411/14-haunting-facts-about-winchester-mystery-house (14 Haunting Facts About the Winchester Mystery House) https://allthatsinteresting.com/winchester-mystery-house (Winchester Mystery House: The True Story Behind The San Jose Mansion) https://www.sftravel.com/article/everything-you-need-know-about-winchester-mystery-house (Everything You Need to Know About the Winchester Mystery House) https://www.winchestermysteryhouse.com/video-tour/ (Official Video Access Tour) https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/winchester-mystery-house (The Winchester Mystery House – San Jose, California) ----------------------------------------------- https://square-mile-of-murder.captivate.fm/listen (Like the show? Give us a rating and review!) Join our Patreon: https://patreon.com/squaremileofmurder (Patreon) Check out our merch store: https://squaremileofmurder.store/ (Square Mile of Murder Merch) Get our newsletter: https://squaremileofmurder.com/newsletter (Newsletter) Send us an email: info@squaremileofmurder.com Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/pg/squaremilepod/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/squaremileofmurder/ (Instagram) https://twitter.com/squaremilepod (Twitter) https://squaremileofmurder.com/ (Squaremileofmurder.com) Music provided by https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary?feature=blog (YouTube Audio Library) and https://artlist.io/Taylor-2050697 (Artlist.io) Support this podcast

Heat Death of the Universe
112 - Jailed Innocents and Fauci's Three Pillars of Evil

Heat Death of the Universe

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 84:22


Updates on both Donziger and Assange. The strike wave continues. Or does it? Avoid billions in income taxes with these 3 E-Z Steps! Fauci is irredeemably awful for many reasons here are three standouts.  A man lived off of Six Flags concessions every day for seven years: listen to find out why!Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD's Recommendation: Hellbound (TRAILER) JNM's Recommendation: Call the Department of Justice and leave a message in support of Steven Donziger.  Call 202 353 1555 and leave this message, as recommended by Steven himself:Mr. Attorney General I am calling on behalf of Steve Donziger and the values of our country to ask that you not let a corporate private prosecution take place in the United States that clearly violates the rule of law. All you need to do is one simple thing: take the case out of Chevron's hands and take it over directly yourself via the DOJ. Review it if you want or dismiss the charges as was the original decision by the DOJ but you can't let a private prosecution take place. Please take back the case and stop this unprecedented prosecution that has been condemned by members of Congress, 68 Nobel laureates, Greenpeace, the United Nations, and Amnesty International.Further Reading, Viewing, ListeningDonziger's Appeal Denied, Must Report to Prison Wednesday The horrific persecution of Julian Assange continuesIs this a strike wave?Buy, Borrow, DieElon Musk Throws a Shit Fit Over Possibility of Being Taxed His Fair ShareHow to Tax Elon Musk and Jeff BezosIn Major Shift, NIH Admits Funding Risky Virus Research in WuhanFauci critics say NIH letter debunks 'gain of function' denialAn Open Letter To Dr. Anthony Fauci (1988)The Devil and Dr. Fauci: The Many Faces of Bureaucratic EvilFauci Blesses Feeding Puppies' Heads to FliesFauci under fire by beagle organization over alleged puppy experimentsMEET THE GUY WHO SPENDS JUST $150 A YEAR TO EAT ALL HIS MEALS AT SIX FLAGS Locationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it

The Retrospectors
On This Day: The M25 - Britain's Biggest Carpark

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 9:51


Margaret Thatcher finally opened London's first ring road - construction on which had begun in the 1970s - on 29th October, 1986, declaring: "I can't stand those who carp and criticise when they ought to be congratulating Britain on a magnificent achievement and beating the drum for Britain all over the world".A 58-page commemorative booklet was issued for enthusiasts, and coach trips were organised so that car-less punters could complete a circuit of the new motorway. But public enthusiasm for the project was short-lived when it lead to increased congestion and seemingly endless proposals for expansion.In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly dig into the long history of plans for the capital's ring roads; explain why the M25 managed to bring Epping's combine harvesters to Parliament Square; and consider how Britain's most hated motorway remains an existential threat to London's ‘green belt' countryside…… Enjoy this episode? There's SIX MINUTES MORE of M25 chat over on our Patreon - in which the team discuss Chris Rea's inspiration for 'The Road To Hell', the logistics of a motorway-based honeymoon, and reveal which settlement of Greater London is technically located *outside* the M25: https://patreon.com/Retrospectors (top two tiers only).Further Reading• ‘M25 Opening - Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher' (Thames News, 1986): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkTqf9IJtm4• ‘M25 comes full circle' (The Guardian, 2011): https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2011/oct/28/m25-london-orbital-margaret-thatcher-25?newsfeed=true• ‘The M25: We're on the road to nowhere' (The Independent, 2011): https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/motoring/features/the-m25-we-re-on-the-road-to-nowhere-420365.htmlFor bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back on Monday! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Retrospectors
On This Day: Jane Austen and the Profligate Prince

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 9:19


George IV's impressive Library included all the novels of Jane Austen, for whom he had a particular fondness. But what was not known (until a receipt was discovered in the Royal Archives in 2018) was that the Prince Regent had almost certainly been Austen's very first customer - buying a copy of ‘Sense and Sensibility' for 15 shillings on 28th October, 1811.His admiration for the anonymous 35 year-old author's work lead to an awkward moment later in her career, when she felt obligated to dedicate ‘Emma' to His Royal Highness - a task she clearly wished to avoid.In this episode, Arion, Olly and Rebecca explain why Austen detested her royal patron; reveal the dry first draft of her dedication to him; and consider how the famously promiscuous, indulgent monarch could have so badly misread Austen's manifesto for moderation…Further Reading• ‘One of Jane Austen's earliest buyers revealed as Prince Regent – who she 'hated'' (The Guardian, 2018): https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jul/25/jane-austen-buyer-hated-prince-regent-sense-and-sensibility• ‘Jane Austen's First Buyer? Probably a Prince She Hated' (The New York Times, 2018):https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/24/books/jane-austen-prince-regent.html• ‘JANE AUSTEN, PRINCE REGENT & SANDITON' - excerpt from “Elegance and Decadence: The Age of the Regency” (BBC, 2011): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzrlpIjwKv0For bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back tomorrow! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Square Mile of Murder
89: North Korean Ghost Ships

Square Mile of Murder

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 42:36


We have another water based case today, because if you weren't scared of open water apparently we're on a mission to make sure you are by the end of the month. Today we're looking at the case North Korean ghost ships washing up on the shores of the Sea of Japan. FURTHER READING: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Korean_ghost_ships (North Korean ghost ships - Wikipedia) https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/22/hundreds-of-chinese-boats-fishing-illegally-off-north-korea-study-finds (North Korea's 'ghost ships' linked to illegal fishing by China fleet, study finds) https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200909-the-origin-of-north-koreas-ghost-boats (The origin of North Korea's 'ghost boats') https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-34981195 (What's behind the N Korean 'ghost ships' washing up in Japan?)     https://www.amnesty.org.uk/north-korea?utm_source=google&utm_medium=grant&utm_campaign=BRD_AWA_GEN_dynamic-search-ads&utm_content= (North Korea country profile)  https://www.rferl.org/a/north-korean-ghost-ships-deliver-grim-cargo-to-russian-coast/29463803.html (North Korean 'Ghost Ships' Deliver Grim Cargo To Russian Coast) (Graphic Photos)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Korean_defectors (North Korean defectors - Wikipedia) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Korean_abductions_of_Japanese_citizens (North Korean abductions of Japanese citizens - Wikipedia) https://blogs.ed.ac.uk/edinburghforumonkorea/2021/06/25/dark-fleets-and-ghost-ships-rethinking-north-korean-rights-to-the-sea/ (Dark Fleets and Ghost Ships: Rethinking North Korean Rights to the Sea – Edinburgh Forum on Korea) ----------------------------------------------- https://square-mile-of-murder.captivate.fm/listen (Like the show? Give us a rating and review!) Join our Patreon: https://patreon.com/squaremileofmurder (Patreon) Check out our merch store: https://squaremileofmurder.store/ (Square Mile of Murder Merch) Get our newsletter: https://squaremileofmurder.com/newsletter (Newsletter) Send us an email: info@squaremileofmurder.com Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/pg/squaremilepod/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/squaremileofmurder/ (Instagram) https://twitter.com/squaremilepod (Twitter) https://squaremileofmurder.com/ (Squaremileofmurder.com) Music provided by https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary?feature=blog (YouTube Audio Library) and https://artlist.io/Taylor-2050697 (Artlist.io) Support this podcast

The Retrospectors
On This Day: The Man Who Saved The World

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 9:40


Soviet naval officer Vasili Arkhipov lacks the name recognition of Castro, Kruschev and Kennedy - but his actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis probably prevented World War Three from erupting on 27th October, 1962. On-board a sweltering Russian submarine, he talked Captain Valentin Savitsky down from firing a nuclear torpedo at the United States Navy, whom - Savitsky falsely believed - were attacking his boat. In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly speculate how Arkhipov stopped Savitsky from firing his ‘special weapon'; explain why his heroic story was untold until the ‘90s; and reveal where Jimmy Carter kept his nuclear codes… Further Reading• How Vasili Arkhipov Literally Saved The World From Nuclear War (All That's Interesting, 2018): https://allthatsinteresting.com/vasili-arkhipov• ‘9 Times the World Was at the Brink of Nuclear War — and Pulled Back' (Business Insider, 2018): https://www.businessinsider.com/when-nuclear-war-almost-happened-2018-4?r=US&IR=T#:~:text=The%20Cuban%20Missile%20Crisis%20is%20perhaps%20the%20closest,DEFCON%203%2C%20two%20steps%20away%20from%20nuclear%20war• ‘Arkhipov family awarded Future of Life award' (University of Cambridge, 2017): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziFzn8LN6l0For bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back tomorrow! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Square Mile of Murder
Halloween Bonus: The Circleville Letter Writer

Square Mile of Murder

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 58:21


Taylor tells us the story of a still unsolved mystery that has stumped everyone for nearly 50 years. Today we're talking about the Circleville letter writer. In 1976, several people in Circleville, Ohio started getting weird letters in the mail. These letters were all postmarked from Columbus Ohio and all contained information about the recipient's personal lives. Which is weird, for sure, but could just be a prank. But what happened next was much more sinister. FURTHER READING: https://youtu.be/dkb0KswsXoc (Unsolved Mysteries with Robert Stack - Season 7, Episode 6 - Full Episode) https://youtu.be/10LgY5QBnH4 (Unsolved Mysteries with Dennis Farina - Season 4 Episode 6) https://unsolved.com/gallery/poison-pen-murder/ (Poison Pen Murder) https://unsolvedmysteries.fandom.com/wiki/Circleville_Writer (Circleville Writer | Unsolved Mysteries Wiki | Fandom) https://www.cbsnews.com/news/circleville-letters-author-unmask/ (Has the anonymous author of the infamous Circleville letters been unmasked?) https://thoughtcatalog.com/christine-stockton/2021/06/who-wrote-the-circleville-letters/ (The Creepy Letters That Exposed A Town's Juiciest Secrets — And Ended In Murder) https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/633984/circleville-letters-unsolved (Unknown Sender: The Mystery of the Circleville Letters) https://www.sciotopost.com/48-hours-exposes-the-circleville-letter-writer-secret/ (48 Hours Exposes The Circleville Letter Writer Secret) https://listverse.com/2020/08/16/top-10-strange-facts-about-the-circleville-writer/ (Top 10 Strange Facts About The Circleville Writer) ----------------------------------------------- https://square-mile-of-murder.captivate.fm/listen (Like the show? Give us a rating and review!) Join our Patreon: https://patreon.com/squaremileofmurder (Patreon) Check out our merch store: https://squaremileofmurder.store/ (Square Mile of Murder Merch) Get our newsletter: https://squaremileofmurder.com/newsletter (Newsletter) Send us an email: info@squaremileofmurder.com Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/pg/squaremilepod/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/squaremileofmurder/ (Instagram) https://twitter.com/squaremilepod (Twitter) https://squaremileofmurder.com/ (Squaremileofmurder.com) Music provided by https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary?feature=blog (YouTube Audio Library) and https://artlist.io/Taylor-2050697 (Artlist.io) Support this podcast

The Retrospectors
On This Day: Making ‘Under Pressure'

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 10:17


When Queen and David Bowie met in Switzerland to record their iconic collaboration ‘Under Pressure' on 26th October, 1981, *quite a lot* of drugs and wine were taken - to the extent that nobody can recall exactly how the iconic pop song came to be formed.What we do know is that Freddie Mercury never performed the monster hit live with Bowie, nor turned up to appear in the video, and that the precise authorship of the instantly recognisable bassline remains hard to establish.In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly probe into Bowie's tax affairs; relate Brian May's account of Mercury's vocal-booth improv; and ask why Jedward and Vanilla Ice appear to have stolen a march on this seminal track…Further Reading:• ‘Feel Like' (1981), the demo Queen recorded before Bowie turned up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-hKRR5FZ78• ‘Under Pressure' (1981) - David Bowie and Queen, Official Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a01QQZyl-_I• ‘Inside David Bowie and Queen's 'Tense' Recording Session for "Under Pressure"' (Biography, 2020): https://www.biography.com/news/david-bowie-queen-under-pressure-recording-sessionFor bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back tomorrow! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

10 Bestest
#214 | Squid game, is it right for you and what to do after.

10 Bestest

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 41:01


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Square Mile of Murder
Halloween Bonus: The Lake Bodom Murders

Square Mile of Murder

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 52:14


Join us for today's Halloween bonus episode where Kat tells Taylor and you guys about the Lake Bodom murders which have become one of Northern Europe's most infamous unsolved murders. Plus there's a possible spy connection! FURTHER READING: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Bodom_murders (Lake Bodom murders)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Bodom (Lake Bodom)  https://allthatsinteresting.com/lake-bodom-murders (Lake Bodom Murders: Finland's Most Famous Unsolved Crime)  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49456248-unsolved-murders (Unsolved Murders: True Crime Cases Uncovered by Amber Hunt)  https://mysteriesrunsolved.com/2020/05/the-lake-bodom-murders-mystery.html (Lake Bodom Murders: Finland's most notorious unsolved triple homicides | MRU MEDIA) https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/lake-bodom (Lake Bodom – Espoo, Finland)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodom_(film) (Bodom (film))  https://screamfestla.com/blog/real-unsolved-murders-lake-bodom (The Real Unsolved Murders of Lake Bodom)  ----------------------------------------------- https://square-mile-of-murder.captivate.fm/listen (Like the show? Give us a rating and review!) Join our Patreon: https://patreon.com/squaremileofmurder (Patreon) Check out our merch store: https://squaremileofmurder.store/ (Square Mile of Murder Merch) Get our newsletter: https://squaremileofmurder.com/newsletter (Newsletter) Send us an email: info@squaremileofmurder.com Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/pg/squaremilepod/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/squaremileofmurder/ (Instagram) https://twitter.com/squaremilepod (Twitter) https://squaremileofmurder.com/ (Squaremileofmurder.com) Music provided by https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary?feature=blog (YouTube Audio Library) and https://artlist.io/Taylor-2050697 (Artlist.io) Support this podcast

The Retrospectors
On This Day: How To Bribe A Senator

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 9:22


The ‘Teapot Dome scandal' reached its climax when Senator Albert Fall was found guilty of bribery, fined $100,000 and sent to jail on 25th October, 1929.During the Presidency of Warren G Harding, Fall had been offering private companies the chance to drill for oil on state land, without competitive bidding, in return for bags cash. And some farm animals. In this episode, Arion, Olly and Rebecca reveal the unheroic role of newspapers in suppressing the scandal; pick apart the realism of ‘There Will Be Blood'; and ask whether American politics has ever lost its penchant for ‘kickbacks'...Further Reading:• ‘Secretary Fall resigns in Teapot Dome scandal' (HISTORY, 2020): https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/secretary-fall-resigns-in-teapot-dome-scandal • ‘History Brief: The Ohio Gang and the Teapot Dome Scandal' (Reading Through History, 2015): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjL-uE4lSvI• ‘The Mystery Behind the Greystone Mansion Murder-Suicide' (Scare Street, 2019): https://scarestreet.com/greystone-mansion/For bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back tomorrow! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Square Mile of Murder
Halloween Bonus: The Mystery of the Mary Celeste

Square Mile of Murder

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 44:17


We're back with another Halloween bonus episode. This time, Taylor tells us all the story of the ghost ship, the Mary Celeste. What happened to her crew? Waterspouts/sea tornados? Mutiny? Sea monsters? Join us to explore all the theories! FURTHER READING: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/abandoned-ship-the-mary-celeste-174488104/ (Abandoned Ship: The Mary Celeste | History) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Celeste (Mary Celeste) https://www.history.com/news/what-happened-to-the-mary-celeste (What Happened to the Mary Celeste? - HISTORY) https://yesterday.uktv.co.uk/blogs/article/5-theories-what-happened-mary-celeste/ (5 Theories On What Happened To The Mary Celeste | Yesterday's Articles | Yesterday Channel) https://www.bermuda-attractions.com/bermuda2_000064.htm (Mary Celeste - The Ghost Ship) https://allthatsinteresting.com/mary-celeste (Mary Celeste: What Actually Happened Aboard The Notorious Ghost Ship) https://museumhack.com/mary-celeste/ (What Really Happened to the Mary Celeste?) https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2006/may/solved-mystery-mary-celeste (Solved: The Mystery of the Mary Celeste | UCL News) ----------------------------------------------- https://square-mile-of-murder.captivate.fm/listen (Like the show? Give us a rating and review!) Join our Patreon: https://patreon.com/squaremileofmurder (Patreon) Check out our merch store: https://squaremileofmurder.store/ (Square Mile of Murder Merch) Get our newsletter: https://squaremileofmurder.com/newsletter (Newsletter) Send us an email: info@squaremileofmurder.com Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/pg/squaremilepod/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/squaremileofmurder/ (Instagram) https://twitter.com/squaremilepod (Twitter) https://squaremileofmurder.com/ (Squaremileofmurder.com) Music provided by https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary?feature=blog (YouTube Audio Library) and https://artlist.io/Taylor-2050697 (Artlist.io) Support this podcast

The Retrospectors
On This Day: Not The End Of The World

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 9:47


Jesus failed to show up on the day that came to be known as ‘The Great Disappointment' - 22nd October, 1844. It was an embarrassment for the New England preacher, William Miller, who had prophesied Christ's return; and devastating for his 100,000+ followers in North America alone. Miller had calculated the end of the world via an idiosyncratic interpretation of Daniel 8:14 (“And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed”). In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly consider how the Millerites processed their monumental anti-climax; reveal what Ralph Waldo Emerson made of it all; and wonder whether Miller's flexibility in the face of contrary evidence has parallels in the modern-day QAnon movement…Further Reading:• ‘William Miller Convinced Thousands of Millerites the End Was Near' (New England Historical Society, 2020): https://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/william-miller-convinced-thousands-millerites-world-end/• ‘The Great Disappointment' (Grace Communion International): https://www.gci.org/articles/the-great-disappointment/• ‘William Miller Predicted Christ's Return in 1844. Here's What Happened After His Prophecy Failed' (History Unplugged, 2020): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkYj9DOyz5kFor bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back on Monday! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sh!t Gets Weird
Abducted! Part 1: The Beginings

Sh!t Gets Weird

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 82:27


Welcome to our first episode of our exploration of the very weird world of alien abductions. We talk about the strange mixture of Cold War anxiety, racial tension, emerging biotechnology that shaped the very first accounts of alien abductions--both in the movies and, allegedly, in real life. We cover the strange paranoia of Richard Shaver, the taking of Betty and Barney Hill, the very bizarre story of Travis Walton, and the very psychedelic abduction of Betty Andreasson.Bonus Material: Getting to know your Orthons from your QuazgaasAlso check out our interview on the Wide Weird Atlantic Podcast!Further Reading for the Curious:Bridget Brown, They Know Us Better Than They Know OurselvesNigel Waston, Captured By Aliens?Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theworkerscauldron)

The Retrospectors
On This Day: Madonna's Naked Photos

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 10:18


Berated by the tabloids as exhibitionist pornography, Madonna's coffee table book, ‘Sex', quickly sold out upon its release on 21st October, 1992.Influenced by artists Robert Mapplethorpe and Cindy Sherman, the book included images of full-frontal nudity, simulated gay sex, mixed race couples, threesomes and trans imagery. Madonna vigorously defended it, in a series of interviews, as a portrayal of female sexuality.In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly ask if Madonna was fighting an uphill battle to be taken seriously; debate whether the book was art, a smutty publicity stunt… or both; and consider whether a particularly sensational spread involving a canine companion was taken out of context... Content Warning: discussion of erotic imagery, including abusive sexual fantasiesFurther Reading:• ‘How Madonna Turned Controversy Into a Best-Selling Book' (Entertainment Tonight, 2020): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILybauhbA00• ‘25 Years Later, Madonna's 'Sex' Book Is Still Pop's Most Radical Moment' (HuffPost, 2017): https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/madonna-sex-book-25th-anniversary_n_59e9f8f1e4b0f9d35bca11e6• ‘Madonna's 'Erotica,' 'Sex': Misunderstood Masterpieces' (Rolling Stone, 2017): https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/madonnas-erotica-sex-why-musical-masterpiece-defiant-book-still-matter-200685/There are FIVE MINUTES MORE - in which the team consider eBay resale value, spontaneous nudie snaps, and the role of Madge's boyfriend of the time, Vanilla Ice - available exclusively to our show's supporters. Join us via Patreon*, or subscribe via Apple Podcasts, to hear it - and more bonus material ever single week!*top two tiers onlyThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Retrospectors
On This Day: The Boy Who Poisoned His Granddad

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 10:07


William Alnutt tipped arsenic into the family sugar bowl on 20th October, 1847 - and five days later, the 12 year-old's sweet-toothed grandfather, Samuel Nelme, was dead. It was the second time the deeply troubled Alnutt had attempted to murder his grandfather, following a failed plot to shoot him with a pistol in their garden. His trial caused a media sensation.In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly consider how Alnutt's arrest coincided with the burgeoning concept of juvenile delinquency; study Alnutt's letters from prison, begging forgiveness from God; and uncover the alarming availability of arsenic in Victorian London…Further Reading:• ‘WILLIAM NEWTON ALLNUTT, for the willful murder of Samuel Nelme' (Old Bailey transcript, 1847): https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/print.jsp?div=t18471213-290• ‘Headlines from History - October crimes and punishment' (The British Newspaper Archive Blog, 2017): https://blog.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/2017/10/03/headlines-from-history-october-crimes-and-punishment/• ‘Top 10 Most Evil Children In History' (MindChop, 2017): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyBvr4-Cy_4For bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back tomorrow! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Science Diction
Algebra: From Broken Bones To Twitter Feuds

Science Diction

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 14:23


When high schooler Gracie Cunningham posted a TikTok asking where algebra came from, she probably didn't expect to become a viral sensation. There were the usual Twitter trolls, but some unexpected voices also began piping up, causing a flurry in the math world.Thank you to Chad, the listener who suggested that we do an episode on algebra. If you have a suggestion for a word or episode, leave us a voicemail. The number is 929-499-WORD, or 929-499-9673. Or, you can always send an email to podcasts@sciencefriday.com. Guests:  Steven Strogatz is a Professor of applied mathematics at Cornell, and Visiting Professor at National Museum of Mathematics.Eugenia Cheng is a mathematician and Scientist in Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the author of x + y: A Mathematician's Manifesto for Rethinking Gender. Footnotes & Further Reading:  Read Eugenia Cheng's full response to Gracie. Take a peek at al-Khwarizmi's The Compendious Book on Calculation by Completion and Balancing. Credits:  This episode was produced by Johanna Mayer and Lauren Young. Our Editor and Senior Producer is Elah Feder. Daniel Peterschmidt is our Composer. Danya AbdelHameid contributed fact checking. Our Chief Content Officier is Nadja Oertelt. 

The Retrospectors
On This Day: David Blaine, Trickless Magician

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 8:49


Ten thousand spectators gathered by the side of the Thames on 19th October, 2003 to watch street magician/illusionist David Blaine come back down to Earth, having spent 44 days suspended in a perspex box in a stunt called ‘Above The Below'.It was an accomplishment almost sabotaged by the British tabloid media and general public, who had heckled him, tried to dismantle his crane, and even flown up a hamburger on a drone to taunt him.In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly ask why Londoners were so hostile to this performance art unfolding in their midsts; explain what Dizzee Rascal had to do with it all; and reveal exactly how Blaine did a wee, whilst suspended in mid-air…Further Reading:• ‘Above the Below' - David Blaine's Official Website: https://davidblaine.com/above-the-below/• ‘Remembering David Blaine's 44 days in a glass box, which frustrated the British public like no other act of performance art' (The Independent, 2018): https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/david-blaine-london-glass-box-stunt-reaction-starvation-above-below-a8523606.html• ‘David Blaine - Above the Below' (Harmony Korine, 2003): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki5fRls2uv4For bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back tomorrow! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Meat + Three
RE: Reimagining Hospitality, Regenerative Agriculture, and Bar Pizza's Renaissance

Meat + Three

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 22:20


As the looming threat of the climate crisis worsens and the world continues to endure the devastation of Covid-19, industries across the globe have had to pivot. ‘Pivot' entered our daily vernacular during the onset of the pandemic, but discussions around efficiency and equity continually deepen and evolve. This week on Meat and Three we're resurfacing conversations that rethink our food system, reimagine hospitality, and aim to rebuild the restaurant industry. Plus, we look at the rebirth of bar pizza!Further Reading and Listening:Read Joe Fassler's article about regenerative agriculture for The Counter here.Inside Julia's Kitchen: This episode featured Episode 134: Meet Nina Compton. Follow Inside Julia's Kitchen wherever you get your podcasts. (Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | RSS)U Look Hungry: This episode featured Episode 59: Rebuilding After the Hurricane with Donald Link. Listen to more from the archived show U Look Hungry on HRN's website.Opening Soon: This episode featured Episode 82: A New Kind of Hospitality Community Space with Libby Willis of KIT. Follow Opening Soon wherever you get your podcasts. (Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | RSS) The Big Food Question: This episode featured Episode 44: What is Regenerative Agriculture, Really? Follow The Big Food Question wherever you get your podcasts. (Apple Podcast | Stitcher | Spotify | RSS)Pizza Quest: This episode featured Episode 12: The Pizza Yodis Return with Adam Kuban to Make Bar Pizza. Follow Pizza Quest wherever you get your podcasts. (Apple Podcast | Stitcher | Spotify | RSS)Keep Meat and Three on the air: become an HRN Member today! Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate. Meat and Three is powered by Simplecast.

The Retrospectors
On This Day: Calling Andrew Sachs

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 10:02


When Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross failed to reach their celebrity guest, 78 year-old ‘Fawlty Towers' star Andrew Sachs, they instead left him a series of answerphone messages, joking about sexual encounters with Sachs's granddaughter, Georgina Baillie. The segment aired on Brand's Radio 2 show on 18th October, 2008, and became the third most-complained about programme in recent BBC history.The presenters were suspended, the station controller resigned, and the BBC was fined £150,000. The event, which became known as ‘Sachsgate', kick-started an era of ‘compliance' at Britain's national broadcaster, and was an early example of tabloid-generated ‘cancel culture'.In this episode, Arion, Olly and Rebecca ask whether the presenters would still be in their old jobs, were it not for the Mail On Sunday; discover a parallel between one of Sachs' greatest comic moments and the voicemails that brought him back to national attention; and speculate whether ‘Sachsgate' lead to the boom in comedy podcasts…Further Reading:• ‘Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross Abuse Andrew Sachs via Phone' (BBC, 2008): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7IHJ66wj9g&t=476s• ‘Sachsgate: The obscene prank calls from Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross that 'haunted' Andrew Sachs before his death' (Daily Mirror, 2016): https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/sachsgate-obscene-prank-calls-russell-9376380• ‘BBC apologises over Brand prank' (BBC, 2008): http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7692911.stmFor bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back tomorrow! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.