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Church Safety Guys
146. Awareness & Body Language

Church Safety Guys

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 59:22


Is it possible to increase your awareness in a safety manner? Can you tell if watching someone if they are going to do something aggressive or dangerous? How do you know if something is going to happen - BEFORE it happens? Join the Church Safety Guys as they talk with guest: Terry Vaughn Terry is a body language leader, speaker, author, and former British Royal Marines Commando, an elite branch of Her Majesty's Royal Navy. Vaughan is also a past competitor on season 4 of the History Channel's TOP SHOT, a former television host for the BBC and GUNTV, and the author of the popular book, NOT WITH MY DAUGHTER! A Dad's Guide to Screening Dates and Boyfriends. The Church Safety Guys is a non-profit organization dedicated to help church and place of worship groups- apply best practices to Biblically protecting their organization. We us the following umbrella in everything we do: Ministry First, Engaged Leadership, Always Training. For additional great resources, to visit us at our next event, or have us come to your church- visit our website at ChurchSafetyGuys.com. Listen to past broadcasts and support our ministry on Patreon, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Iheart Media and anywhere your favorite podcasts are! Church Security App: ChurchSecurityApp.com (Free Download) Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Churchsafetyg... https://www.facebook.com/churchsafety... Twitter: https://twitter.com/Church_SafetyAnch... https://anchor.fm/churchsafetyandsecu... YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/churchsafetyguys #ChurchSecurity #TerryVaughn#awareness #VigilantImpact #ChurchSafetyGuys #ChurchSafety #SemperDisciplina #CSG #ThomasAlexanderInsurance #ChurchLeadership #ChurchDiscipleship For public use of this broadcast- contact: ChurchSafetyGuys.com LICENSE CERTIFICATE MUSIC: Premium Beats @ Copyright 2022, All Rights Reserved.

Palace Intrigue: A daily Royal Family podcast

We have a new Queen, at least a new actress, as Olivia Colman takes over as Her Majesty for the Queen feeling middle aged.

The White Witch Podcast
The Holy Wild Grimoire with Danielle Dulsky

The White Witch Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 52:54


Hi WitchesWe kick off today with our book review of Her Majesty's Royal Coven written by Juno Dawson. We have Danielle Dulsky on the show talking all about her new book The Holy Wild Grimoire. Danielle Dulsky is the author of The Holy Wild, Sacred Hags Oracle, Seasons of Moon and Flame, Woman Most Wild, and most recently The Holy Wild Grimoire. A heathen visionary, painter, poet, storyteller, and word-witch, she teaches internationally and has facilitated circles, embodiment trainings, communal spell-work, and seasonal rituals since 2007. She is the founder of The Hag School and believes in the emerging power of wild collectives and sudden circles of curious dreamers, cunning witches, and rebellious artists in healing our ailing world. Visit her online at http://www.danielledulsky.com. Here's the link to her book's product page on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1608688003And here are her social media links:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WolfWomanCircle Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wolfwomanwitch and http://www.instagram.com/holywildbooks Twitter: https://twitter.com/WolfWomanWitchLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielle-dulsky-61969712aI also was given the opportunity to read a story lantern from The Holy Wild Grimoire - The Homecoming of Deer-woman in the last segment of today's podcast. As mentioned in the first segment find a link here to a video and description of The Witches Institute - our Patreon membership - https://youtu.be/wwby9gqDjckThe Witches Institute is creating Podcast episodes, Online Workshops, Grimoire Sheets | PatreonFind my books here - TheHedgeWitchCompany - Etsy UKThe White Witch's Book of Healing: Weaving Magickal Rituals throughout your Craft for Sacred Healing and Reclamation of the Wild Witch Within: Amazon.co.uk: Rose, Carly: 9781914447266: BooksFind me on Instagram -

Analyst Talk With Jason Elder
ACIA - Mark Evans: This Next Guest Needs No Introduction

Analyst Talk With Jason Elder

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 24:38


Episode: 0027 Title:  This Next Guest Needs No Introduction  Release Date:  3rd of November 2022 Podcast Writer: Paige Keningale  Theme Song: Wolf Moon- Unicorn Heads.  Voice overs: Dr Susanne Knabe-nicol aka the Police Science Dr Podcast Email: podcasts@acia.org.uk  Podcast Webpage: https://www.acia.org.uk/Podcasts ,  https://www.leapodcasts.com/  Podcast Social Media: Twitter: ACIA_org,  LinkedIn: Association of Crime and Intelligence Analysts (UK).  Bio: Mark Evans is a Deputy Chief Executive with Ngā Pirihimana Aotearoa, the New Zealand Police, where he has served since 2011. He has held a wide range of positions in the New Zealand Police, including ministerial services, policy, strategy, service delivery, prevention, transformation, insights, deployment, and road policing. In 2009, Deputy Chief Evans established the New Zealand Police National Intelligence Centre and, as the first Director of Intelligence, led the intelligence operation in support of the 2011 Rugby World Cup. In 2018, he established the world's first dedicated police-led Evidence Based Policing Centre in Wellington.  In 2020, Mr. Evans was seconded to the New Zealand COVID Operations Command Centre as part of the all-of-government response team. Before his work in New Zealand, Mark was Director of Analytical Services with the Police Service of Northern Ireland, and led management and leadership programmes in Estonia and the Czech Republic. Deputy Chief Evans is Vice President of the Australia New Zealand Society of Evidence-Based Policing and a fellow of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management. He holds a BA (First Class Honours) in International Relations and an MBA (with distinction) from the Manchester Business School. He is a Visiting Professor at University College London. In 2006 Evans was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty the Queen for his contribution to policing work in Northern Ireland. O'Brien, B., & Evans, R.M. (2021). Transitioning into an evidence-based police service: The New Zealand experience. In E.L. Piza and B.C. Welsh (eds.), The Globalization of Evidence-Based policing: Innovations in Bridging the Research-Practice Divide. New York, NY: Routledge. Chainey, S.P., Curtis-Ham, S.J., Evans, R.M., & Burns, G.J. (2018). Examining the extent to which repeat and near repeat patterns can prevent crime. Policing: An International Journal, 41(5), 608-622. Evans, R.M. (2016). Crime is Not Random: A Strategic National Operating Strategy Centred on Early Warning and Prevention. Journal of Intelligence and Analysis, International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA). Evans, R.M. (2012). The Diamond Matrix: A science-driven approach to policing with crime intelligence. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 6(2), 133-143. Evans, R.M. (2009). Influencing decision-makers with intelligence and analytical products. In J. Ratcliffe (ed.), Strategic Thinking in Criminal Intelligence, 2nd Edition. Sydney, NSW: The Federation Press. Evans, R.M. (2007). Cultural paradigms and change: A model of analysis. In J. Grieve, A. MacVean, C. Harfield, & D. Phillips (eds.), The Handbook of Intelligent Policing: Consilience, Crime Control and Community Safety. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Brexitcast
“Predators” in the Police

Brexitcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 33:40


Watchdog finds it's "too easy for the wrong people” to join. A critical police report has found that hundreds of officers who should have failed vetting checks may be working in forces in England and Wales. Zoe Billingham, who was Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue until 2021, joins Adam to talk through her former employers findings, as does policing commentator, Danny Shaw. And BBC Middle East correspondent, Tom Bateman, joins from Jerusalem to explain what's behind the dramatic comeback of former Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. This episode of Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Tim Walklate with Maddie Drury and Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Mike Regaard and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

Bookstore Explorer
Episode 15: Murder By the Book, Houston, TX

Bookstore Explorer

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 43:53


Happy Halloween! This week, we're back in Houston, Texas, for a spooky'ish themed visit to Murder By the Book, one of the oldest and coolest mystery bookshops in the nation! Bookseller John McDougall shares the history of this great store and shares some favorite mystery reads. Books We Talk About: The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson, Louise Penny's Gamache series, The Silence of hte Lambs by Thomas Harris, The Stranger Diaries by Ellly Griffiths, Murder on the Orient Express and And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody series, Sherlock Holmes by Sir A.C. Doyle, The Murder She Wrote series, SJ Bennett's Her Majesty the Queen Investigates series, Richard Osman's The Thursday Murder Club series, The Marlow Murder Club by Robert Thorogood, Stephanie Graves' Olive Bright Pigeoneer series, The Spite House by Johnny Compton and The Villa by Rachel Hawkins, plus several other mystery writers!The Wealthy Coach Podcast Hey Coaches, Practitioners & Healers! Go from 0 clients to a 6-Figure Online Biz!Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Oddity Poddity: A Paranormal PodcastTerrifying tales of the supernatural! Love a good haunt? A spine-tingling urban legend?...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

London Calling
God Save the King

London Calling

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 50:49


Of course the lead story this week is the death of Her Majesty the Queen. James is showing a bit of a republican streak at the beginning of the reign of Charles III and he's not the only one. Toby and the Free Speech Union are defending quite a few as tolerance of opposing views slowly fades away across the land. Looking elsewhere they celebrate the election of Pierre Poilievre as leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and, speaking of things fading, hope that Toby will be on Boris's resignation honours list seems to on the downside as well. In Culture Corner, James talks enthusiastically about the book of The Godfather, while Toby praises the final episode of season six of Better Call Saul.

You've Got to Read This!
Episode 16. Six novels that thrill & chill

You've Got to Read This!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 24:20


Join us as we discuss  Daisy Darker, by Alice Feeney;   The Fervor by Alma Katsu;  Our Crooked Hearts,  by Melissa Albert;   White Smoke, by Tiffany D. Jackson,  When the Reckoning Comes by  LaTanya McQueen, and Her Majesty's Royal Coven by Juno Dawson.To learn more about the books or to purchase - click below!https://bookshop.org/shop/youvegottoreadthisVisit us on our Instagram Page - Click below!https://www.instagram.com/youvegottoreadthispodcast/Visit us on our Facebook Page - Click below!https://www.facebook.com/Youve-Got-to-Read-This-100997165428924Please note - we receive a percentage of each purchase you make on our Bookshop page that goes to support the production of our podcast.

Skip the Queue
State of the nation report, with Steve Mills

Skip the Queue

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 34:11


EPISODE NOTESSkip the Queue is brought to you by Rubber Cheese, a digital agency that builds remarkable systems and websites for attractions that helps them increase their visitor numbers. Your host is  Kelly Molson, MD of Rubber Cheese.Download our free ebook The Ultimate Guide to Doubling Your Visitor NumbersIf you like what you hear, you can subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, and all the usual channels by searching Skip the Queue or visit our website rubbercheese.com/podcast.If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave us a five star review, it really helps others find us. And remember to follow us on Twitter for your chance to win the books that have been mentioned in this podcastCompetition ends January 31st 2023. The winner will be contacted via Twitter. Show references: https://decisionhouse.co.uk/https://twitter.com/decision_househttps://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-mills-0528661b/ Steve Mills set up Decision House in July 2017, having spent 15 years at leading insight agency BDRC where he was Board Director and Head of the Culture & Tourism team.His work focusses on generating and sharing insight to further understanding of both how to deliver better experiences for existing visitors, members, customers or other stakeholders and how to effectively grow audiences and develop new markets. During the pandemic, Steve provided regular insight to the sector through ALVA, producing regular reports and webinars on public sentiment towards returning to visitor attractions and reaction to the ‘new' visit experience in a Covid world.  In more ‘normal' recent times he has delivered insight for clients across the culture and leisure attraction sector including Historic Royal Palaces, Royal Collection, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Royal Museums Greenwich and the National Trust, as well as developing Voice of the Visitor, a new template helping attractions to gather and benchmark visitor feedback.    Transcriptions: Kelly Molson: Welcome to Skip the Queue, a podcast for people working in or working with visitor attractions. I'm your host, Kelly Molson. Each episode, I speak with industry experts from the attractions world.In today's episode, I speak with Steve Mills, founder of Decision House. What does the cost of living crisis mean for attractions as we move into winter and beyond? Steve gives us a snapshot of how your potential visitors are feeling, and what the next few months might hold for the sector.If you like what you hear, subscribe on all the usual channels by searching Skip the Queue. We have a small issue with Steve's audio, but don't let that detract from the important content. This is a really, really important episode.Kelly Molson: Steve, thank you so much for joining me on Skip the Queue podcast today. It's really good to see you.Steve Mills: Pleasure. Thanks for inviting me, Kelly.Kelly Molson: I've got a few icebreaker questions for you, Steve.Steve Mills: Go for it.Kelly Molson: You can only save one of the Muppets. Which Muppet do you choose, and why?Steve Mills: Oh my God. Well, I'll tell you the one I'd like to be, I'd like to be the drummer, Animal. Aspiring to be fun and exciting and a bit off the wall, really, to be honest. But I would say very much it's an aspiration rather than reality with me, to be honest. I'm probably more like Scooter, who is the more rational, down to earth, logical one.Kelly Molson: I think that might come across in what we talk about today, Steve.Steve Mills: Okay. Fair enough, fair enough. No, that's definitely it for me.Kelly Molson: All right. How would you describe your job to a two year old?Steve Mills: I find out all the fun stuff that people like doing.Kelly Molson: That's a great answer. That is a great answer. You nailed that, Steve.Steve Mills: Good.Kelly Molson: Okay. Last show that you binge-watched on your television viewing platform of choice? I don't know why I've done that. I'm not the BBC. No one cares what I say.Steve Mills: No, no, it's all right.Kelly Molson: Netflix, Amazon, whatever. Disney+.Steve Mills: I'm quite sporty, so Disney+, I've been watching this series called Welcome to Wrexham, which is all about Wrexham Football Club and the fact that Ryan Reynolds and the other guy whose name everybody always forgets ... Jim, Joe, McElhenney or whatever it is, taking over the football club. And it's a kind of fly on the wall documentary about how they've taken over the club, and trying to make a success of it. But very interestingly, there's lots of these fly on the wall, football type documentaries, and this one is made for an American audience. It has some quite subtle differences in there, so they have things like translations between English and American phrases for things like bloke means buddy and that kind of thing. It has got a little twist in it, which I quite enjoy.Kelly Molson: That's interesting. That's on my list, to watch that one. But we've watched the Tottenham one that was on Amazon, because we're big Tottenham fans. And we watched ... What was the one ... Was it Sunderland? Was there one about-Steve Mills: Yeah.Kelly Molson: Yeah, we watched that one as well, that was really good. Okay, we'll watch that one, and there's little, subtle differences because it's for Americans.Steve Mills: Yes.Kelly Molson: All right, Steve. What is your unpopular opinion?Steve Mills: That's an interesting first question because given my profession, which we'll come on to, my job is really about conveying others' opinions rather than having them of my own, to be honest with you. But my unpopular opinion is sticking with the sporting theme, really, is that I think that there's no better sporting drama than a five day cricket test match.Kelly Molson: Oh God.Steve Mills: Which is definitely an unpopular opinion, to be honest. Or even a four day cricket county championship match that's watched by three men and a dog on a wet Tuesday in April, to be honest. Because I know it's difficult to believe that anyone could be interested in a sport where you could have a draw after five days' worth of activity, but for me, it's like reading a novel, but it's being played out in front of your eyes, in many ways. There's time to get to know all the characters properly, and story kind of ebbs and flows, and you get these unexpected instances happening that change the plot. And you can see these individual battles gradually unfolding during five days that you'd never get in a couple of hours.Steve Mills: And what I like about it is it's a kind of test of character and a test of patience for the players, not just the audience, as well as pure, sporting ability. Yeah, I'm sure it's a very unpopular opinion, but I think it's a kind of antidote to where we're going as a society generally, so it's the whole antidote to having low attention span, these quick rewards and these superficial pleasures. You don't want any of that, go and watch a five day test match. Which ironically, I don't think I've ever done, to be honest with you. But it's certainly something I've got in mind when I retire in a few years' time.Kelly Molson: Steve, it was a really beautiful analogy. I really enjoyed your analogy about it being like a novel, and playing out the roles and the characters and stuff, but you have not sold it to me.Steve Mills: I wasn't intending to.Kelly Molson: But well done on the analogy. All right, listeners, let us know what you think about Steve's cricket is a novel analogy, and we should all be in watching cricket for five days. I know that I've got a lot of different things that I could be spending my days on, but there you go. Thank you for sharing.Steve Mills: That's all right.Kelly Molson: Right, Steve, I've asked you to come on today because we're going to do a bit of a state of the nation chat. But tell us a little bit about you and what Decision House does, for our listeners that haven't heard of you, which I will be surprised if they haven't.Steve Mills: Okay. No, thank you, yeah. I started Decision House back in 2017. I used to head up the Tourism and Culture team at BDRC, which is now called BVA BDRC. I headed those up for a good few years before that. Decision House really specialises in generating insights that help organisations in the culture and tourism sector specifically, and particularly attractions, really. Just helping them to make better decisions for their organisation, hence the Ronseal type name, Decision House.Steve Mills: And we mainly do that by conducting fresh, primary research, either with your current customers, so whether you call your current customers visitors or bookers or members, and that helps with making sure that we deliver, or they can deliver, optimum experiences for their visitors. Or, we do research with prospective customers, so more market and audience research to understand how they can grow their customer bases, actually. We can do that. We do both quantitative research, so the typical surveys, online surveys, face-to-face surveys et cetera, or we also do qualitative research as well, so things like focus groups, in-depth interviews, which really get under the skin of the issues that organisations have. Typically, quantitative surveys will measure visitor opinion, whereas qualitative gets to the root of why visitors have those particular opinions.Steve Mills: That's really what we do, and during COVID, we did an awful lot of work to really track public sentiment. And that led us to setting up visitor benchmarking surveys to understand reactions the visitors had to COVID measures being put in place once attractions reopened back in 2020. And that's really, both of those surveys, public sentiment work for ALVA and the visitor benchmark and consumer views for the last couple of years and still going now, really, albeit they've evolved into pieces of work that aren't COVID related anymore. They're more general sentiment work now.Kelly Molson: And they've been incredibly valuable, Steve. And I reference them continuously, and I do reference the BVA BDRC's work as well. And they've been incredibly insightful. Now, we spoke a couple of weeks ago about coming on to talk about the state of the nation and where people at, because what had been happening is I had been contacted by a few attractions, saying, "What have you heard? Numbers are down a little bit. What have you heard? What's the sentiment like?" And I always fire them your way, but I thought why not get the man in himself to talk us through where we're at?Kelly Molson: We've got a really weird situation at the moment in the UK. I mean, we're recording this. It's the fifth of October. We're in the run-up to what is usually a busy half-term, and then the run up to Christmas which can be quite quiet for a number of attractions, depending on what you're doing. But we've got the cost of living crisis, we've got the pound was at its lowest since the '70s, which blows my mind. We've had the death of our monarch, we have a new king, and a new prime minister, all happening at once. I mean, that's quite a lot to be dealing with. But I guess, what does all of this mean for attractions as we move into that winter period and beyond? And I thought this is what we could talk about today, Steve. So, where are we at? It's big question, but where are we at?Steve Mills: A massive question. I'll try my best to try and pick some of those issues apart, really. I think if we deal with the death of Her Majesty the Queen first of all, and what the ramifications of that might be ... And this is, I guess, a personal opinion, first of all, really. I mean, I think domestically, it's not going to have a huge impact, if I'm perfectly honest. People will move on relatively quickly from that. I suspect attractions won't see ... Unless you are something that is specifically related to the monarchy, you probably won't see a huge amount of difference. I mean, clearly somewhere like Windsor Castle is already seeing queues of people outside the gates, for example.Steve Mills: But I think outside of that niche, domestically, I doubt we'll see a huge difference. But then, obviously, internationally, it has raised the profile. And actually, I think showcased all the positive associations that people abroad associate with the UK, and why they travel here. It has emphasised our heritage, it has emphasised our amazing ability in terms of the pomp and ceremony, et cetera. And it has been a great showcase for London sites, to be honest. I think internationally, it should have a significant impact going into next year, allied of course with the low value of the pound. Now, it's not all good, obviously, but obviously, in exchange rates terms, it's a good thing for next year, particularly [inaudible 00:10:48]. I guess that's where I'd see the death of the monarch situation.Kelly Molson: It's interesting, what you said about the pomp. I mean, as we watched the funeral here, a very emotional day, actually. And I was transfixed to the ceremony for the entire day. It was quite mesmerising. But in my head, I just kept thinking, people outside of the UK that watched this, it's strange, isn't it? It's quite strange, and it's very grand, and it's a real sense of what the UK is about, that kind of level of ceremony, and people coming together. It was quite phenomenal. And it did make me think ultimately, it's a really sad day, but it's such a big thing for the UK to be able to do. I wonder if that does represent a surge in international tourism because of that, and people wanted to come and be a small part in that kind of thing.Steve Mills: Yeah. I think increasingly, whether it's people from the UK or people coming into the UK, people want to do things now that is different. And they want to be seen to be doing things that you can only do in one particular location. And I think the UK, I don't think there is anywhere quite like it in terms of ability to deliver on things like the pomp and ceremony. And that's what really sets us apart from many other countries around the world. And I think we shouldn't forget that, and not be afraid to promote it.Kelly Molson: Yeah, absolutely. And then that brings us to the new king. There will be a coronation at some point.Steve Mills: Yeah, it's similar, similar.Kelly Molson: So, similar kind of reaction to that, probably, and something very positive to celebrate as well.Steve Mills: Yeah. But then yeah, the other side of it is I think you mentioned cost of living.Kelly Molson: Small, little issue that we're all struggling with.Steve Mills: Probably yeah, less positive. I think with that one, as a lot of listeners will know, we have been commissioned by ALVA throughout COVID, and also a couple of waves this year, just to gauge public sentiment into how people are feeling about visitor attractions. We did a wave back in June this year, which first highlighted some financial concerns for the attraction-visiting public. And it also said at that point that COVID actually was still a noticeable barrier, particularly for the older generation and those who are more vulnerable. We're just literally hot off the press at the end of September, so we did another wave the 22nd and 27th of September, just to update that and try to understand how people are feeling about visiting attractions in the autumn and the winter, up until about February next year. So, how attractions are going to cope.Steve Mills: And one of the key questions we asked is just a completely open question. People can respond in any way they like to this question. But we just ask, "At the moment, how are you feeling about visiting attractions over the next few months?" As I said, they could say absolutely anything there. We've not prompted them with anything. And I think the issues that are coming up here, first of all on the positive side, is that COVID is being mentioned by less and less people. I think the assumption is that it's completely not an issue any more, but I wouldn't say it has done that. But back in June, we still had 15% of people at that point saying something to do with COVID was putting me off going to visitor attractions, which was partially explaining why we hadn't seen that bounceback to pre pandemic levels.Steve Mills: That has now, in the September wave, come down to 9%, so it's disappearing. That said, you've still got one in 10 people who have still got some sort of concerns around COVID. As I say, it's particularly older people and vulnerable people that are still saying that. But that's quite positive.Steve Mills: But then on the other side, the financial concerns have gone up considerably. Again, back in June, we had about 15% of people mentioning some sort of financial concern as a barrier to why they wouldn't be visiting attractions, or would maybe think twice. But that has now gone up to 24, 25%, something like that. So, quite a significant increase. And again, it's as you would expect, it's especially among those with lower incomes, but also families are increasingly expressing financial concerns. And this time around, we asked a specific question as well about whether there was any positive benefit of all the government support around energy bills. And actually, we're finding that it's probably not because any sort of positive benefit of government support is being negated by just the still absolute rises in energy costs.Steve Mills: It's a difficult situation at the moment, and we've now got around about half the country really feeling that they feel worse off than they did at the same point last year. Clearly, that's going to have an impact.Kelly Molson: Yeah. I wonder, I mean, I can give you an example. I went to an attraction on Monday. I took my daughter, I met up with some friends, and went to Paradise Wildlife Park for the day. And I definitely thought more about what I was going to spend when I got there than I usually would. And I thought well, I'm quite lucky. My daughter is a big eater. She's not fussy. She eats anything. But I went, do you know what? I'm going to just pack her a packed lunch, so she has got sandwiches, fruit, whatever, and I'll buy myself my lunch when I'm there, and that just saves just a tiny, little bit of money. And it sounds silly. It's insignificant, but it was enough to make me, in my head, go, "I feel a bit better about that."Kelly Molson: And I probably spent longer at the attraction as well, because in my head I was like, well, "I've paid, I want to get my money's worth. We'll go here and we'll go in the Tumble Tots place and we'll do the soft play." And I just really extended the time that I was at the attraction as well, for the money that I paid for it. And it wasn't unreasonable at all. We had a great day, it's a brilliant, brilliant day out. But it did make me think about just small changes I wouldn't have thought about six months ago.Steve Mills: Yeah, yeah, absolutely. I think you've picked up on secondary spend there. I think that is one thing that's going to be a challenge. And also, memberships as well. We were, a bit earlier in the year, seeing people saying things like, "Well, I'll squeeze as much as I possibly can out of my existing memberships," which is a good thing. Makes you more likely to renew. But I think now we've reached the stage where people are starting to do that a bit less, because they've actually scared of any visit occasion because there is secondary spends associated with even a visit occasion that is associated with a membership, because you've got to travel to get there. And then you've got to potentially have something to eat there, or buy something in the shop. And I think the situation is now with some people that they're, even when they have a membership of some organisation, they're actually more reluctant to use it now, more than trying to squeeze as much as possible out of it.Steve Mills: I think it's going to be a tough time for memberships over the next few months, definitely. We've got, again, evidence from that piece of work that is saying people are less likely to renew and less likely to acquire new memberships over the next few months, because of their personal financial situation. And it's all within that 50% of people who are feeling worse off, obviously. Which I guess on the positive side, what we're seeing is that I guess if there was going to be a prediction, it's that at the high end, limited supply-type products, there's virtually going to be no change there. If you've got limited supply of something that's priced at a high level, I think there is still going to be plenty of demands for that sort of thing. And you see it all the time, really.Steve Mills: I mean, I think things like the Christmas lights displays, for example, at attractions, I have a feeling they're still going to be okay and do well. I mean, I tried to go to, there's one reasonably local to me at Walterstone. And I don't know if it's completely sold out yet, but I know the slots that we wanted to try and book, we booked three or four weeks ago for it. I think those sorts of events and the higher price point end with limited supply should be okay, in my view.Kelly Molson: Yeah. And I would agree with that, again from personal experience of trying to book the Audley End miniature railway Christmas experience. All of the weekends are gone. I did manage to get a Friday, thankfully. More for me, to be perfectly honest. I can't wait to go on it. But yeah, those peak Saturdays and weekend slots sold out within hours, and they're all gone completely. Yeah, I definitely agree with you on that.Kelly Molson: Do you think that that then leads attractions to they're just going to have to try harder in terms of the experience that they're putting on? Should they be looking at trying to offer things that are a bit more unique, at a higher price point?Steve Mills: Yeah, I think yes, definitely. I think as well, it's important to point out that this isn't going to be across the board. Again, there's a lot of evidence for ... Again, I guess this is all very intuitive, but there's going to be a much higher negative impact on paid attractions than free attractions, so again, there's very strong evidence that people will be switching out from paid attractions to free attractions. But then even within that, within paid attractions, it's perhaps starting to emphasise that this is all going to be about value message. And what else can you do to add value to whatever ticket price is, really?Steve Mills: Yeah, and again, a third of people said they will visit paid attractions less than normal, and only 13% said more. Whereas on the free attractions side, you've got a third saying they will visit free attractions more than usual, and only 8% said less. And again, that's all driven by those that feel worse off. Yeah, I think it's all completely about that value message over the winter. Need that reassuring communications around it.Steve Mills: And I think as well, what has also come out of this is there's this assumption that the cost of visiting attractions will be rising at the same rate as everything else in the economy. There were quite a few people saying things like, "just assuming that the cost of visiting attractions was going to be going up". I think there is a really important communications message to put in there, some thought actions to come across, is that we are maybe holding our prices at '22 levels, or whatever it is. Or only increasing it by a small amount, or adding this extra value item in or whatever it is. I think something that is related to value and price has to be the message this year, just to reassure people that actually, we're not going up at the same price as energy and wheat and sunflower oil and all the rest of it. Actually, it's going to be fairly marginal, if anything, for visitor attractions, which I thought was one of the quite interesting things that came out of it.Kelly Molson: That's really interesting, isn't it? Yeah, I hadn't considered that. I mean, look, it's unfair to say that attractions won't be putting up their prices, because their energy bills are going up just as ours are. Actually, their energy bills are going up more dramatically than ours, because there's currently no cap on businesses. There isn't a reassurance piece to be done, but I think that has to be done quite tactically by the attraction because they can't come out and say, "Look, we're not putting our prices up. We're not doing this," because they might have to because of the cost of living. Okay, but that's something that I wasn't expecting, that they just assumed that it would rise that rapidly.Steve Mills: Yeah. And coincidentally, I read something somewhere recently in the trade press as well of just someone had done some research across other sectors as well, and was seeing a very similar sort of scenario as well. Actually, when you think about it, average Joe Public, if inflation is at 10%, your immediate thought is well, everything is going up 10%. Why wouldn't it be? Most members of the public wouldn't think about the nuances of what's going up and what isn't going up.Steve Mills: I think it's just something to bear in mind. Although again, what I would say is that I'm of the view that attractions should try and hold their nerve in terms of pricing. And I suspect there won't be much merit in reducing prices or holding prices as they are just for the sake of it, because I don't think we're talking here about those people who are financially squeezed. The odd pound or two lower admission price at a visitor attraction I don't think is going to make a huge amount of difference to whether they visit or not, to be honest. All you'll be doing is rewarding the people who would visit anyway. Why would you do that? I think it's holding your nerve and being confident that you offer a good value, worthwhile experience.Kelly Molson: Yeah. Good advice, Steve. And that also backs up the last interview that we had with Simon Addison about being confident in what you're delivering, and the price that you're charging for it. Yeah, really, really good advice. Okay, what else have you discovered?Steve Mills: I think they were probably the main points, really. Yeah, I mean I think as I said, it's going to be pretty tough for membership, so existing members, we're now seeing they're less likely to renew than they were back in June, and they're less likely to acquire new memberships as well. And yeah, just more reticent about using and squeezing as much value out of their existing membership as well.Kelly Molson: Yeah. It's interesting, the membership one, because my National Trust membership is up for renewal in January time. We were very kindly gifted it for a wedding present last year. And I'm absolutely going to renew, because for me, it's such incredible value for money. And we were literally talking about it last night. We were like, "Well, that's fine. We'll renew our membership. We'll make sure that we are not only using the brilliant National Trust parks that are around us, like Wimpole and Anglesea Abbey, et cetera, Ickworth, but go further afield as well. Actually, if we're going to use that membership, then we don't mind traveling a little bit further, even though that's going to cost us a bit more in petrol, to go to that attraction because you're then not paying the attraction fee on top of the travel costs as well. Yeah, it's funny. I'd never even considered not renewing it.Steve Mills: Yeah. And I'm exactly the same. And I guess, let's be clear, here. I said 50% of the population are feeling worse off than they did at this point last year, but then 50% are feeling okay, the same or better. And I think it was something like 15% or so were actually feeling better off than last year, which I think says something about where we're going as a society. You've got people dividing even further, to be honest with you. There are still significant proportions of people that are feeling fine about things, and will renew their memberships, or see them as a charitable donation.Kelly Molson: Steve, I want to ask you a little bit about pre booking, because I mean we've talked about this for years now, pre booking. Obviously, it was kind of forced upon attractions during the pandemic, when they were allowed to open. I still don't know why anyone wouldn't pre book in advance, but then I am an organised planner. I need to know that I've got my ticket and I'm going to get in. I'm not going to have a wasted journey. And obviously, from an operational side, aspect from attractions, it's a brilliant thing to be able to do.Kelly Molson: What's the kind of sentiment now from general public? Are they still happy with it? Are they starting to want to go back to the old days, where things were just a little bit more flexible and bit more spontaneous?Steve Mills: Yeah. Well, I think almost, it's switching that around a little bit. I mean, I think obviously COVID was this fantastic opportunity to almost change the culture of the public to one where, as you said, it's why wouldn't you pre book an attraction in the same way that you would pre book lots of other things in society, like going to the theatre or going to a restaurant or whatever? Certainly, paid attractions. There was a really good opportunity to change the culture. And so I think the main point for me is that attractions need to be proactive in encouraging that behaviour.Steve Mills: It's not something that will naturally come to the public, and public sentiment won't change unless attractions are proactive in changing it. Why would it, really? I think it's incumbent upon attractions to really create that appetite for pre booking. And I think to an extent, we're beginning to get there. But I think there's a lot more to be done in terms of what nudges can we put to the public to encourage to pre book? I think things like online discounts that are notable, or switching it around premiums to walk-ups, depending on which way you want to look at it, should be used more than they probably are at the moment.Steve Mills: And things like dynamic pricing for advanced booking, for example. Again, I know you talked to Simon Addison about dynamic pricing last week. But the more that that can be used, in particular for things like advanced booking, I think just will encourage pre booking. And then gradually over a period of time, it then gets ingrained into the people's psyche, "I'm going to an attraction, therefore I will pre book."Steve Mills: I think it's just one of those that I think the industry as a whole almost needs to come together and say, "Right, we're going to push pre booking as much as we possibly can because we need to change the way that society thinks about booking attractions." Easy for me to sit here and say that, and much more difficult to do. But I think that's what needs to be done because yeah, as we've seen, there's huge benefits in terms of creating that relationship with anybody as soon as you grab their email address. And that investment or the discounts you offer may well pay dividends in years to come because you've managed to keep that relationship going, which means you get more repeat visits, you get more top of mind so you get more recommendation being spread around, et cetera. I think it's a worthwhile investment.Kelly Molson: Brilliant, yeah. Good advice. I agree with every, single word you have said, Steve. Thanks for backing up everything that I put online about it as well.Steve Mills: It's all right. And to be honest, it helped me as well on my visitor surveys. I now try and make sure that they are online, post visit surveys, which tend to help the more pre bookers people have got. It makes that research a lot more cost effective, shall we say, as well.Kelly Molson: Helping us all round, Steve. That's what I like. Sector collaboration and all that. Right, Steve, thank you for sharing your insights today. It's really appreciated, and I know that this will help a lot of people that are feeling a little bit anxious about what's going on and just not really sure how to approach things. Thank you very much.Kelly Molson: I always ask our guests to recommend a book that they love or something that has helped shape their career in some way. What have you got for us today?Steve Mills: Okay. I've read this book called Silt Road, silt road rather than silk road, by a guy called Charles Rangeley-Wilson or Rangeley-Wilson. Not quite sure, to be honest. And he's quite niche based, so be prepared. It tells the social history of High Wycombe, which is where I live, through the lens of the River Wye, which sort of runs through it, although most of it has been culverted and put under a shopping centre and a flyover, these days. Yeah, it tells that story through the lens of a river. It tells a story about things like the mills on the river, the history of Wycombe as a furniture and chair making town, which led to me actually being ... I'm now Chair of the Wycombe Chair Museum, which is rather ironic.Kelly Molson: That's niche as well, isn't it? I love it.Steve Mills: It is. It's incredibly niche. It's incredibly niche. And it also tells the story of things like how trout became ... Trout are a thing in New Zealand, apparently, and they are a thing in New Zealand because they were taken from the River Wye and transported over thousands of miles to New Zealand many years ago.Steve Mills: But the reason why I mention it is because I'm not originally from Wycombe. I've lived here for about 15 years. But it really helped me form this identity with the town, because Wycombe is a few miles outside London. It's very commuter-able, which means that actually, there's not many people live in Wycombe who are originally from Wycombe. I'm a big believer in getting pride in your local area so you look after it better and make you want to contribute to the community.Steve Mills: Books like this help with that because it has really helped me to understand Wycombe in more detail, understand the social history, and feel more proud of the place I live.Kelly Molson: Steve, I love that.Steve Mills: It's not really a recommendation to read that specific book. It's more of a kind of a plea to go and find out a bit more about your local area, read about the social history, so that you feel more proud about the places you live in.Kelly Molson: And more connected to it as well.Steve Mills: Completely, yeah, yeah, yeah. Pride and connection.Kelly Molson: Steve, I think that's lovely. It's amazing, the stuff that you can learn on this podcast. Who knew? Who knew? Who knew that Wycombe ... I had no idea that it was a big chair and furniture manufacturing place, and that you had got a Chair Museum as well.Steve Mills: We do, yes. It's mentioned in Gavin and Stacey as well.Kelly Molson: Is it?Steve Mills: Yeah, there you go.Kelly Molson: Well, I mean I'm an Essex girl, so that fits for me too.Steve Mills: Well, James Corden is from High Wycombe, so that's why it's mentioned in there.Kelly Molson: Got you. Right, okay. Well, look, listeners, if you want to win Steve's book, and why wouldn't you? If you go over to our Twitter account and you retweet this episode announcement with the word, "I Want Steve's Book", then we'll get you a copy of that book. We'll get you a copy of it, and you could be in with a chance of winning it, and then you can find out about High Wycombe as well. Thank you, Steve. It has been an education.Steve Mills: Absolute pleasure.Kelly Molson:  Thanks for listening to Skip The Queue. If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave us a five star review. It really helps others find us. And remember to follow us on Twitter for your chance to win the books that have been mentioned. Skip the queue is brought to you by Rubber Cheese, a digital agency that builds remarkable systems and websites for attractions that helps them increase their visitor numbers. You can find show notes and transcriptions from this episode and more over on our website, rubbercheese.com/podcast.

Nights with Steve Price: Highlights
Have coins, stamps and bank notes with Her Majesty the Queen gone up in value?

Nights with Steve Price: Highlights

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 12:50


After the death of Her Majesty, has the value of unique coins bearing her face gone up in value? John Stanley finds out chatting with Matt Thompson, coin expert and Director of Thompson Coins and Collectables.  Matt Thompson is a Numismatist with over ten years of experience in the collectables industry, and he's helped countless individuals expand their collections whilst sharing their enjoyment of the hobby. To find out more, you can visit Matt's website.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Bang to Rights
49: THE NURSERY PAEDOPHILE - Vanessa George

Bang to Rights

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 57:26


Vanessa George was known to many as "Angel" but in reality she was more a demon. She abused and molested children whilst working within Little Teds nursery in Plymouth. Vanessa George was  involved in Paedophile rings across the UK and executed her barrage of abuse alongside two others named Colin Blanchard and Angela Allen. She is now free and walks amongst us on licence. Join Emma Kenny where she dissects how and why this was allowed to happen alongside as why she thinks this woman should still be locked up in one of Her Majesty's finest.

BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Podcast
Remembering The Queen – with Alan Titchmarsh

BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 36:11 Very Popular


Her Majesty the Queen had a life-long fascination for plants and gardens, from her earliest years to one of her final public engagements, at the 2022 Chelsea Flower Show. Alan Titchmarsh, who enjoyed many gardening moments with the Queen, shares his memories of those encounters and reflects her place in a long line of royal gardeners, right up to today, with to the new King and his children. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

TNT Radio
John Parsons & Tony Wakeham on The Mike Ryan Show - 10 October 2022

TNT Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 55:52


GUEST 1 OVERVIEW: John Parsons describes himself as an undereducated biologist. He's been involved in science research projects since 1995. John is an avid researcher on Covid19, knows a lot about life and self-sufficiency and is a regular guest on TNT Radio. GUEST 2 OVERVIEW: Tony Wakeham became an 'active' Julian Assange Supporter after Julian's incarceration in Her Majesty's Prison Belmarsh, in 2019. He and a small group of other supporters decided to 'gather' on Sydney's Town Hall steps after work EVERY Friday evening until Julian is free.

Composers Datebook
A birthday Beatle

Composers Datebook

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022 2:00 Very Popular


Synopsis John Lennon was born on today's date in the year 1940, in Liverpool, England — during a German air raid on that city, as it happened. With three other young lads from Liverpool, Lennon would eventually become world-famous, courtesy of the band he helped formed in 1959 called the Beatles. The Beatles started out in a Liverpool nightclub called the Cavern, playing pop tunes of the day, but soon began performing original material of their own. Before disbanding in 1970, some recognizable elements of classical music were incorporated into some Beatles songs, including a string quartet, a Baroque trumpet, and even an orchestra. And it wasn't just a one-sided exchange: Leonard Bernstein played a Beatles song on one of his “Young People's Concerts” to demonstrate sonata form. Arthur Fiedler performed symphonic arrangements of Beatles tunes at his Boston Pops concerts. And decades after the Beatles disbanded, former member Paul McCartney began composing original chamber works and big concert hall pieces, including a semi-autobiographical “Liverpool Oratorio.” Not surprisingly, some young British and American composers coming of age in the 1960s and 70s credit the Beatles as an influence. One elegant set of solo guitar arrangements of Lennon-McCartney tunes even came from Japan, courtesy of the eminent Japanese composer (and Beatles fan) Toru Takemitsu. Music Played in Today's Program Lennon and McCartney (arr. Toru Takemitsu) Here, There and Everywhere John Williams, guitar Sony 66704 On This Day Births 1585 - Baptismal date of German composer Heinrich Schütz, in Bad Löstritz; 1835 - French composer, conductor and pianist Camille Saint-Saëns, in Paris; 1914 - American composer Roger Goeb, in Cherokee, Iowa; 1938 - Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara, in Helsinki; 1940 - John Lennon (of the Beatles), in Liverpool, England; Deaths 1999 - Jazz vibraphone virtuoso, Milt Jackson, age 76, in New York City; He was a member of the famous Modern Jazz Quartet; Premieres 1826 - Rossini: opera, "The Siege of Corinth," at the Paris Opéra; 1891 - Dvorák: "Requiem," Op. 89, in Birmingham, England; 1896 - Dvorák: String Quartet No. 13 in G, Op. 106, in Prague, by the Bohemian Quartet; 1921 - Janácek: "Taras Bulba" (after Gogol), in Brno; 1955 - Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1, by the Leningrad Philharmonic conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky, with David Oistrakh the soloist; 1963 - Henze: Symphony No. 4 in Berlin, with the composer conducting; 1980 - Jon Deak: Concerto for Oboe d'amore and Orchestra, by the New York Philharmonic conducted by Zubin Mehta with Thomas Stacy as soloist; 1985 - Anthony Davis: opera "X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X," in Philadelphia; The opera's New York City Opera premiere occurred the following year on September 28, 1986; 1986 - Andrew Lloyd-Webber: musical "Phantom of the Opera," at Her Majesty's Theatre in London; The musical opened on Broadway at the Majestic Theater on January 26, 1988; 1987 - Corigliano: "Campane di Ravello" (Bells of Ravello) for orchestra (a birthday tribute to Sir Georg Solti), in Chicago, with Kenneth Jean conducting; 1992 - David Ott: Symphony No. 3, by the Grand Rapids (Michigan) Symphony, Catherine Comet conducting; 1997 - Robert X. Rodriguez: "Il Lamento di Tristano," by flutist Susan Morris De Jong and guitarist Jeffrey Van, at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis; 1999 - Bolcom: opera "A View From the Bridge," by the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dennis Russell Davies, cond. 1999 - Michael Torke: symphonic oratorio "Four Seasons," at Avery Fisher Hall in New York, by soloists, chorus, and the New York Philharmonic, Kurt Masur conducting; Others 1973 - Leonard Bernstein gives the first of six lectures entitled "The Unanswered Question," as the Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University. Links and Resources On The Beatles

Gordon and Smith Dish Podcast...GSD
Festivals, Funerals and Football - GSD Drive You Down Life's Highway

Gordon and Smith Dish Podcast...GSD

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 35:50


The crisp air of fall is here and your favorite girls are back to talk football, music festivals and a once in a lifetime funeral.  Smith gives a recap of her weekend in Austin a few weeks ago - Alabama rolled into Texas and sweat rolled down places Smith wasn't aware of existed.  Will Texas ever get over their QBs getting injured and going out early of Alabama games?  Gordo rates Bourbon & Beyond Fest as one of her favorites yet - exceptional VIP experience, artist line up (Pearl Jam!!) and making new friends.  We wrap up this week with a discussion on Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth's funeral. Gordo & Smith dishing - join us!

Palace Intrigue: A daily Royal Family podcast
MEGHAN DOESN'T MENTION QUEEN! Meghan Markle's Archetypes Podcast w Margaret Cho & Lisa Ling -recap + Harry and Meghan might be moving again!

Palace Intrigue: A daily Royal Family podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 8:14 Very Popular


Meghan said: "When I came downstairs, I was 'I'm talking to Margaret Cho this morning'.' Exciting! Oh, and Meghan didn't mention the Queen on the podcast. I don't know if you heard, but Her Majesty passed away last month.Lots of H&M news today including that they might be moving!

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
Reagan Foundation: Words To Live By – The Queen and the President (#199)

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022


In today's podcast we'll focus on President Reagan's special relationship with her royal highness Queen Elizabeth the second. In 1982, the Reagans visited Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor, where the Queen and Ronald Reagan carried out a specially orchestrated ride through Windsor Great Park, trailed by more than 150 photographers and […]

Words to Live By Podcast
The Queen and the President

Words to Live By Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 30:50


In today's podcast we'll focus on President Reagan's special relationship with her royal highness Queen Elizabeth the second. In 1982, the Reagans visited Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor, where the Queen and Ronald Reagan carried out a specially orchestrated ride through Windsor Great Park, trailed by more than 150 photographers and a Range Rover full of Secret Service agents. (Nancy Reagan, meanwhile, joined Prince Philip in a four-in-hand carriage for a tour of the estate.) In the second half of this podcast, we'll cover their remarks when the Reagans later hosted Elizabeth and Philip at their home of Rancho del Cielo near Santa Barbara in 1983, where Her Majesty had her first experience of Tex-Mex cuisine, feasting on tacos, enchiladas, and what she referred to as “used” (i.e., refried) beans.

Cleaning Up. Leadership in an age of climate change.
Ep102: Prof. Chris Rapley "Climate Science, Caveman Brain"

Cleaning Up. Leadership in an age of climate change.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 66:54


Professor Chris Rapley CBE is Professor of Climate Science at University College London's Department of Earth Sciences. He served previously as Director of the British Antarctic Survey and of the Science Museum, and is a passionate and plain-speaking advocate for Climate Science. Professor Rapley is a Fellow of UCL and of St Edmund's College, Cambridge, a member of the Academia Europaea, Chair of the European Science Foundation's European Space Sciences Committee, Member of the Advisory Board of the UK government's Clean Growth Fund, Patron of the Surrey Climate Commission, a member of the Science Advisory board of Scientists' Warning, and a member of the UK Parliamentary and Scientific Committee. His previous posts include Directorships of the Science Museum and British Antarctic Survey, Chair of the London Climate Change Partnership, President of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, Executive Director of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, and founder and Head of UCL's Earth Remote Sensing Group. He was Instrument Scientist on astrophysical and solar sounding rocket payloads, of the Bent Crystal Spectrometer on NASA's Solar Maximum Mission, assisted JPL with the Cassini RADAR instrument, and led numerous ESA studies on the use of radar altimeters to study the Earth. He was Chair of the International Planning Group for the International Polar Year 2007-2008 and Chair of the ESA Director General's High-Level Science Policy Advisory Committee. In 2014 Prof Rapley and the playwright Duncan Macmillan wrote the acclaimed play ‘2071' which Prof Rapley performed at the Royal Court theatre and in Hamburg and Brussels. More recently Prof Rapley was the Science Consultant on BBC1's ‘Climate Change – The Facts' presented by Sir David Attenborough, and the three-part BBC1/PBS series on Greta Thunberg. In 2003 Prof Rapley was appointed CBE by Her Majesty the Queen. In 2008 he was awarded the Edinburgh Science Medal for having made 'a significant contribution to the understanding and wellbeing of humanity'. Prof Rapley holds a PhD. from UCL in X-ray astronomy, an M.Sc from the University of Manchester in Radio Astronomy, and an MA from Jesus College, Oxford in Physics.

TrueAnon
The Game Part 3: The Game (trailer)

TrueAnon

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 5:30


To hear the full episode, subscribe at patreon.com/TrueAnonPod ---------- Part Three: Encounter group casualties suffer from input overload, Chuck Dederich experiments beyond The Game, the birth of CEDU, the rise of Her Majesty's Imperial Marines, and the 21st century legacy of Project MKUltra. Featuring: Joe Apollonio as JAKE Francesca D'Uva as JANE Chris Gabriel as THE SYNANIST Mercedes Kilmer as SAMMY Eric Rahill as MARK Peter Smith as TAYLOR Additional voices by: Julian Feeld, Will Menaker, John Vanderslice, Michael S. Judge, and Ben Howard.

DryCleanerCast a podcast about Espionage, Terrorism & GeoPolitics

We have a brand new show on Secrets & Spies! Welcome to episode one of Espresso Martini. Once a month, Chris Carr & Matt Fulton will pick out stories that catch their eye about espionage, terrorism, geopolitics and pretty much anything that relates to the themes of the podcast. In episode one, we look at the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II, who died at the beginning of September. According to "C", the head of MI6, Britain's foreign intelligence service, Queen Elizabeth was the longest serving reader of intelligence briefs.  We then look at a Russian Spy in Italy who tried to get close to service NATO members. We also take a look at Russia's latest citizen, Edward Snowden, who was a former employee of the CIA & NSA. Other topics discussed in the podcast are the nuclear threat from Vladimir Putin's war on Ukraine, Luxury Nuclear bunkers and the world's most famous spy, James Bond, celebrating 60 years on screen. Topics and links to articles discussed: Her Majesty's Secret Service becomes His Majesty's Secret Service. Her Majesty the Queen dies after a 75-year reign. https://www.pressreader.com/uk/yorkshire-post/20220909/281547999727062 Russian Spy at NATO: Socialite, Widow, Jeweller, Spy: How a GRU Agent Charmed Her Way Into NATO Circles in Italy https://www.bellingcat.com/news/2022/08/25/socialite-widow-jeweller-spy-how-a-gru-agent-charmed-her-way-into-nato-circles-in-italy/ Snowden becomes a Russian citizen. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-63036991 Ronald Pelton, a convicted spy for the Soviets, dies aged 80 https://www.washingtonpost.com/obituaries/2022/09/16/ronald-pelton-nsa-spy-dead/ The CIA turns 75! As part of the CIA's 75 birthday celebrations, they opened up its refurbished museum to journalists:  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-63023876 Writing tips about uncertainty from a former CIA officer who worked on the Presidential Daily Brief https://medium.com/@aaronbman/writing-tips-from-the-pdb-conveying-uncertainty-ccf9769ee031 The growing nuclear threat posed by Putin https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/09/26/putin-nuclear-threat-bluff-us-biden-response/ Apocalypse hacking; Luxury nuclear bunkers for rich people https://www.cnet.com/science/features/inside-the-survival-condo-nuclear-bunker-protecting-the-ultrarich-hacking-the-apocalypse/ James Bond 60th https://variety.com/2022/film/global/james-bond-007-barbara-broccoli-michael-g-wilson-1235378239/ The Walk In In the UK on ITV, a new 5 part terrorist drama based on a true story called “The Walk In.” https://www.itv.com/presscentre/ep1week40/walk Jack Ryan returns in December https://collider.com/jack-ryan-season-3-release-date-john-krasinski-prime-video/?utm_medium=Social-Distribution&utm_campaign=Echobox-CL&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR1PT1ROgJb4mB08l1qb-LMH3IFFCHhCWzOyTWOsIpORjnQBFkum7wAh8sA#Echobox=1664374912 The Old Man on Disney plus in the UK https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5645432/ Music on this podcast is provided by Andrew R. Bird (Andy Bird). You can check out his work here: https://soundcloud.com/andrewbirduk For more information about the podcast, check out our website: https://secretsandspiespodcast.com/ Secrets and Spies is part of the Spy Podcast Network. Check out our other excellent spy-related podcasts here: https://www.spypodcasts.com/ You can support Secrets and Spies in a few ways:   * Subscribe to our Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDVB23lrHr3KFeXq4VU36dg * Become a “Friend of the podcast”  on Patreon for £3 www.patreon.com/SecretsAndSpies * You can buy merchandise from our shop: https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/60934996?asc=u Connect with us on social media  TWITTER twitter.com/SecretsAndSpies  FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/secretsandspies    Check out our short spy film “THE DRY CLEANER” which is now available to buy on Apple TV & Amazon Prime.  Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/j_KFTJenrz4

Prem de la Prem: A Premier League Podcast
Ep 122 - Derby Days (MW 8? Recap)

Prem de la Prem: A Premier League Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 74:04


On the eve of the North London Derby and on the eve of the eve of the Manchester Derby, it's a different vibe around the PDLP studio. Nervy days ahead for our beloved sides with two massive games against Spurs and City respectively. But that's not all we're left to sort out. With the passing of Her Majesty, it allowed us the time to reflect on which teams need to buckle down the most between now and the World Cup to take control over their season.

Lady Carnarvon's Official Podcast
Reflections on the Queen

Lady Carnarvon's Official Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 25:13


The  death of Her Majesty the Queen last month was both sad and unsettling. My own experience of meeting her was entirely due to her long friendship with my father-in-law and mother-in-law. In fact my father-in-law was her racing manager at one time, and my husband had the great honour of being her godson. So for this month's podcast I'm joined by Geordie to share some memories of a remarkable person. 

Exploring History
A Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Exploring History

Play Episode Play 53 sec Highlight Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 18:24


Queen Elizabeth II was the longest reigning monarch in British history. In this episode, Ray Notgrass discusses her life and reign and shares his personal connections with Her Majesty's Britain.Find links to more resources about Queen Elizabeth II at Homeschool History: https://app.homeschoolhistory.com/resource/tribute-to-queen-elizabeth-ii

What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel
What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 50

What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 43:05


Mark is joined by Dan Norcross and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of tax cuts for millionaires, scrapping the cap on bankers' bonuses - and the big question: "Was the Queen's coffin actually empty?" Plus our very own George Galloway on Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby jumping the queue - and a woman on a phone-in show who's very upset that the shops were closed for Her Majesty's funeral.Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Dan Norcross @norcrosscricketFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcomAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Combat Story
UK SAS Sergeant Major | 7/7 SAS Ground CDR | Who Dares Wins TV | The Hard Way | Billy Billingham

Combat Story

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 105:21 Very Popular


EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼  https://nordvpn.com/combatstory  Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! I use NordVPN myself so you're in good company (and I know security). If you sign up, it will also help the show so thank you in advance! Today we hear an incredible Combat Story from across the pond from a legendary UK SAS operator Billy Billingham who served over 30 years with deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, South America, Africa, and many other places we can't discuss. Billy came from an extremely challenging childhood drinking and fighting on the streets of Birmingham to being appointed a Member of the British Empire by Her Majesty the Queen for his efforts on select hostage rescues and serving as the SAS Ground Commander on what is known as 7/7 or the deadly coordinated attacks in London on July 7th, 2005.  Billy went from being the absolute elite leader, working alongside our own Delta and DEVGRU operators for years in the post-9/11 world, to hanging up his uniform and finding a new path. He has know written an autobiography aptly titled ‘The Hard Way' and two fiction novels based on his own exploits titled ‘Call to Kill' and ‘Survive to Fight' (think SAS meets 007).  He is also a lead on two incredibly successful programs in the UK and Australia titled “SAS: Who Dares Wins” where he and other special operators take civilians and celebrities through punishing special ops training; he shared that the show is coming to the US soon! He and his wife run a charity organization and he does public speaking engagements across the UK. I hope you enjoy this incredibly humble story that takes us inside the “Interest Room” (which I learned is the term for the SAS Team Room) and the highs and lows of a life well-lived at the tip of the spear from our UK brothers and sisters as much as I did.  #military #veteran  Find Billy Online:  - Instagram @billingham22b https://www.instagram.com/billingham22b/  - Twitter @billingham229b https://twitter.com/billingham229b - Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MarkBillinghamSAS/  - Deux Mains Academy @rebuildglobally https://www.instagram.com/rebuildglobally/ - Billy's Website https://www.markbillybillingham.com/about   Find Ryan Online:  - Ryan's Linktree https://linktr.ee/combatstory - Merch https://www.bonfire.com/store/combatstory/ - Instagram @combatstory https://www.instagram.com/combatstory - Facebook @combatstoryofficial https://fb.me/combatstoryofficial - Send us messages at https://m.me/combatstoryofficial - Learn more about Ryan www.combatstory.com/aboutus - Intro Song: Sport Rock from Audio Jungle Show Notes 0:00 - Intro  0:41 - Guest Introduction (Billy Billingham)  2:36 - Interview begins  5:11 - Rough childhood in Peaky Blinders neighborhood in Birmingham, England 17:26 -Cadet School experience 22:12  - Overcoming getting burned by caustic soda at 15 yrs old and almost dying in a gang fight to still join the military   28:30 - Joining The Second Battalion, Parachute Regiment (2 PARA)  30:03 - Lessons from the PARAs and first jump in the jungle of Belize  42:48 - First time in a combat zone in Cypress  44:23 -  Fighting terrorists in Ireland  48:15 - Why SAS route and the brutal training and selection process 57:50 - Path after SAS selection into Mountain Troupe  1:01:25 - Excitement of first op in first week as SAS 1:04:17 - Squad "Interest rooms"  1:05:45 - The squadron dynamic and respect for those who came before  1:09:21 - Why the B Squadron are characterized as the "rogues"  1:11:12 - Combat Story - A hostage rescue during a bloody time in Bosnia  1:19:36 - The sixth sense that comes with experience  1:2102 - Emotions after a mission and after getting out  1:24:25 -  Where were you on 7/7  during London bombings?  1:27:56 - TV show "SAS: Who Dares Wins" and what is coming to the US  1:30:40 - "The Hard Way" autobiography and "Call to Kill" novel  1:35:46 - What did you carry into combat? 1:39:40  - Would you do it again?  1:42:55 - Listener comments and shout outs    This video covers the following subjects:   - SAS Sergeant Major  - 7/7 SAS Ground CDR  - SAS Ground Commander  - UK SAS operator Billy Billingham   Billy is a certified SF and Counter Terrorist Sniper Instructor, Advanced Evasive Driving Instructor, Tracking/Jungle Warfare/Navigation Instructor, Demolition/Sabotage Instructor, Ski Mountaineering/Rock Climbing/Abseiling/Ice climbing Instructor, Combat Survival/RTI Instructor, Counter Terrorist Instructor (all options) and has worked as a Patrol Medic/Trauma Life Support agent for 5 hospital attachments.   If you would like to learn more about SAS Sergeant Major, Billy Billingham I suggest you look into our various other video clips: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCyApoJr-mNmdMNwdk22xEQ _________________________   Have I responded to all of your questions about SAS Sergeant Major, Billy Billingham?

The Court Case Podcast
#61 - Fit For A Queen

The Court Case Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 43:56


The UK and much of the world was shaken by the death of Her Majesty the Queen last week. In this episode, James and Sweet Tee delve into the history of the Royal Family, it's famous members, the bad and the good stories of the Royals. Strap In for a right royal podcast!For more episodes and bonus content, visit out website!To stay up to date with all things Court Case, follow us on Instagram!To listen early, ad and sponsor free, become a member of the Jury with Acast+ for only £2.50 a month!Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/CourtCase. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/CourtCase. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Junk Filter
TEASER - 105: Sorcerer & The Wages of Fear (with Peter Fishbeast)

Junk Filter

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 4:27


Access this entire 81 minute episode (and additional monthly bonus episodes) by becoming a Junk Filter patron: https://www.patreon.com/posts/72332422 Filmmaker Peter Fishbeast returns to the podcast from Belper, England to discuss the great director William Friedkin and his 1977 thriller Sorcerer. Hot off two of the biggest hits of the seventies (The French Connection and The Exorcist), Friedkin decided to do his own version of one of the most acclaimed international films of all time, Henri-Georges Clouzot's The Wages of Fear, the tale of four desperate fugitives who are paid by an avaricious oil company to drive trucks full of nitroglycerine hundreds of miles to put out a raging fire at their refinery. It was an expensive and troubled production and had the bad timing of opening the same weekend that Star Wars was released widely across North America, heralding a cultural sea change in Hollywood that swept up his fellow auteurs in the New American Cinema of the seventies. Peter and I compare Sorcerer and The Wages of Fear, the two different ways these films criticize U.S. imperialism, and how Friedkin's misbegotten film eventually got a proper restoration in the 2010s and found a new audience. We also discuss the notorious international cut of Sorcerer, re-titled Wages of Fear and heavily tampered with by the worldwide distributor against the director's wishes. Plus: Peter tells us about the mood in the UK in the wake of the passing of Her Majesty. Patrons of the Junk Filter podcast can access additional exclusive episodes every month: some of our notable previous guests include Jared Yates Sexton, David Roth, Will Sloan, Bryan Quinby and Sooz Kempner. More to come! Sign up at https://www.patreon.com/junkfilter Follow Peter Fishbeast on Twitter and visit his website. Trailer for Le Salaire de la peur (Clouzot, 1953) Trailer for Sorcerer (Friedkin, 1977)

History Behind News
Trailer - S2E31: British Constitutional Monarchy… A History of Transformation & Modernization

History Behind News

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 2:54


Hey there Newspeelers, Tune in this Friday for my conversation with Dr. Heidi Mehrkens, in which she takes us through the history of how constitutional monarchs had to adapt to their much-diminished powers after Europe's many revolutions and constitutions. This new power, soft power as it came to be called, created new opportunities for the monarchs to connect with their subjects, a kind of connection that was seldom present prior to the French Revolution. And it's also the kind of power we witnessed throughout Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II's reign, mourning rituals and funeral. This episode will be available at 6 am ET, this Friday, Sept. 23rd. Talk to you guys then. Adel Host of the History Behind News podcast HIGHLIGHTS: get podcast highlights in your inbox. SUPPORT: please click here and join our other supporters in the news peeler community. Thank you.

Planet Normal
End of an Era

Planet Normal

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 59:54


After a momentous period in which we lost our beloved Queen, the co-pilots are back to reflect on the historic turn of events.Allison was moved by scenes of people queueing to view the late Queen's lying-in-state, and shares her thoughts on the seismic sense of change the country is experiencing. Liam reveals the surprising warmth towards Her Majesty that he witnessed in Ireland, of all places, after the news of her death.But the tsunami of news rolls on with a major announcement on energy and a mini budget this week. Our resident economic expert, co-pilot Halligan, is on hand to answer the all important question: What is ‘Trussonomics'?Also boarding the rocket of right thinking this week is Tony Lodge, a political and energy expert who reveals why he's calling for a public inquiry into the energy crisis. And, our co-pilots share some creative ways Planet Normal listeners will be saving energy this winter.Read more from Allison: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/authors/a/ak-ao/allison-pearson/ |Read more from Liam: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/authors/liam-halligan/ |Book tickets for for Planet Normal live event: https://extra.telegraph.co.uk/events/live-planet-normal-event-oct/ Listen to Ukraine: The Latest: www.playpodca.st/ukraine|Read Tony Lodge's piece: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/09/17/just-paid-belgium-50-times-going-rate-keep-londons-lights/ |Need help subscribing or reviewing? Learn more about podcasts here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/radio/podcasts/podcast-can-find-best-ones-listen/ |Email: planetnormal@telegraph.co.uk |For 30 days' free access to The Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/normal |See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Sippin' with the Shannons
Lady Shannon of Sipshire

Sippin' with the Shannons

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 55:47 Transcription Available


On this week's episode, Bridget describes a hilarious encounter at a wedding and Colleen gives us a bodily function update. Spoiler alert: no holes are safe. Then we dive into... the ROYAL FAMILY. We talk about Her Majesty the Queen, Charles' sausage fingers, the weddings, the outfits and of course, Princess Diana. If you have the Queen's corgis.. have your people call our people.Positive Story of the Week:Jenny Gill's Talent ShowThe small business shoutout of the week goes to Wander & Rove! You can check out their timeless and sustainably made clothing on instagram and on their website.Review and subscribe! You can find us on Instagram @Sippinwiththeshannons or send us your stories at Sippinwiththeshannons@gmail.com. Love you, mean it.

Warfare
Fighter Jets: A History

Warfare

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 43:42 Very Popular


This month marks 75 years since the establishment of the United States Air Force (USAF). So to mark this anniversary, we wanted to follow up on listener Rick Harrison's request for more air power. Well Rick, we hope this will suffice!In this episode James is joined by Lt Col Whit 'Skate' Collins, a current USAF fighter pilot with the 64th aggressor squadron who is responsible for knowing, teaching, and replicating adversary tactics in order to train aircrews of the US and its allies.Skate was kind enough to take us through the long, explosive history of jet fighter aircraft from the last months of the Second World War through to the constantly evolving Top Gun world of today.Note: Out of respect for the late Queen Elizabeth II, this episode was moved from the day of Her Majesty's funeral on Monday September 19 to Tuesday September 20. Warfare's normal Monday & Friday schedule will return next week.For more Warfare content, subscribe to our Warfare Wednesday newsletter here.If you'd like to learn even more, we have hundreds of history documentaries, ad free podcasts and audiobooks at History Hit - enter promo code WARFARE for two weeks free + 50% off your first three months' subscription. To download, go to Android or Apple store. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Here & Now
The music that defined Queen Elizabeth II; Monkey Island franchise returns

Here & Now

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 26:23


Puerto Rico is without power Monday following Hurricane Fiona. NPR's Luis Trelles joins us from San Juan. Then, when Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest at Windsor Castle on Monday, she was accompanied by a lifetime companion: music. Paul Gambaccini, host of Her Majesty's Music on the BBC, joins us to talk about the tunes that inspired and defined the late queen. And, "The Secret of Monkey Island" broke ground in 1990 with a pirate adventure game full of puzzles and wit. Now, the original game designers are back with "Return to Monkey Island." Producer James Mastromarino reports.

Lovett or Leave It
Lovett or Grieve It

Lovett or Leave It

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 95:02 Very Popular


Cover the mirrors and don your kippah, it's time to sit shiva for Lilibit. Grab some nosh and swap stories of Her Highness with Senator Bernie Sanders (James Adomian). Enjoy the dulcet tones of the very real bagpiper playing Hava Nagila as Brandon Kyle Goodman and Sam Pancake pay homage to Her Majesty's famously sharp sense of humor with some Gay News. If you drop your coat on the bed with all the coats, just avoid MyPillow's own Mike Lindell (also James Adomian), who got an invite as well. Guy Branum brought some rugelach to share with Zachary Schiffman as they decide if the British or the Jewish have better food. And though we all appreciate a stiff upper lip, some ranting never hurt anyone.  Show notes:ANCA.org/907alert

The Christian Worldview radio program
Considering the Life and Death of Queen Elizabeth II

The Christian Worldview radio program

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 53:59


GUEST: PAUL TWISS, pastor, Former Officer in Royal NavyBy now you know, as most everyone in the world knows, that Queen Elizabeth II has died at age 96 after reigning over Britain and its Commonwealth of nations for 70 years.It would be hard to point to any other person's death in western civilization over the last 100 years that has commanded more worldwide attention than the Queen's death. Ten days of mourning and processions will culminate in her funeral on Monday, Sept. 19 at Westminster Abbey in London.Paul Twiss, a citizen of the United Kingdom who now pastors Bethany Bible Church in Thousand Oaks, CA will join us to discuss the life and death—and faith—of Queen Elizabeth. Paul grew up and was educated in England, becoming an officer in the Her Majesty's Royal Navy where he served as a nuclear engineer in the submarine service.We will also hear part two of the interview with Robert Knight, columnist for the Washington Times, as to why President Biden and the Left have ratcheted up their blame and vilification toward millions of Americans who supported Donald Trump, categorizing them as semi-fascists.

Anderson Cooper 360
White House: Governors sending migrants to Martha's Vineyard and DC is “cruel stint”

Anderson Cooper 360

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 41:00


Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis admitted to sending two planes carrying migrants to Martha's Vineyard while Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said his state intentionally sent two buses of migrants to the Vice President's home in Washington, DC. The White House called the acts a “cruel, premeditated political stunt.” It's the latest in a series of moves by Republicans governors to send migrants to liberal areas of the country to protest the lack of southern border security. Former Congressman Charlie Crist is the Democratic candidate for governor in Florida, running against DeSantis. He previously ran the state as a Republican governor. He joins AC360 to react to what is happening to these migrants. Plus, CNN Anchor and Correspondent Richard Quest was able to pay his respects to Queen Elizabeth in Westminster Hall where her body is lying in state until her funeral Monday. The line to see the late monarch's body stretches nearly five miles along the south bank of the River Thames. He tells AC360 about his experience saying goodbye to Her Majesty.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Amanpour
Archbishop of York reflects on Queen Elizabeth II

Amanpour

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 55:50


The incredible lines of people waiting to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II as she lies in state are stretching to five miles and more, as the Palace says it is preparing for one of the biggest ceremonial events since World War II. Hundreds of heads of state and dignitaries will gather in London for the Queen's state funeral on Monday. The Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell – the nation's second most senior bishop – will be offering one of the prayers during the service. He also led the 70th Jubilee service at St Paul's Cathedral this summer and has even done a jigsaw with Her Majesty. He joins Christiane to talk about this moment and his memories.  Also on today's show: Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley, former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Evelyn Farkas, National Association of Evangelicals President Walter Kim.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Anderson Cooper 360
Queen Elizabeth lies in state at Westminster Hall

Anderson Cooper 360

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 80:48


Queen Elizabeth II is now lying in state at Westminster Hall after her coffin made the journey from Buckingham Palace with a procession that included King Charles II, his siblings Andrew, Edward and Anne and his sons, Prince William and Harry. Members of the public can view Her Majesty until her funeral Monday. Robert Hardman is a columnist for the Daily Mail and the author of “Queen of Our Times: The Life of Queen Elizabeth II.” He tells Anderson Cooper he thinks it was very important to see Prince William and Harry walking side by side to honor their grandmother. Plus, CNN Royal Historian Kate Williams joins AC360 to look at the relationship between the brothers through the years.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

The Bake Down - Bake Off Reviewed
Soy Sauce Is The New Miso

The Bake Down - Bake Off Reviewed

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 58:50 Very Popular


***As mentioned at the start of the podcast we'd love you to join our free webinar this Saturday (9am PT / 11am CT / 12pm ET / 5pm UK) in memory of Her Majesty, the late Queen, Elizabeth II. The brilliant Howard Middleton (GBBO series 4) will be teaching live from Sheffield, UK all the skills you need to master his delicious Chocolate Tiffin, a treat believed to be a favourite of Her Majesty. Click here to sign up, it's completely free.***Thirteen may be unlucky for some, but not for us - Bake Off is back with its 13th season and you know what that means, The Bake Down is back too! We join the King of bread Paul Hollywood, the Queen of Puddings Prue Leith and Court Jesters Matt and Noel as we welcome 12 new bakers into the famous tent. This year, the contestants are bringing their home flavours to the gingham alter: from Sweden to Libya, from Scotland to Malaysia, we can't wait to see what delicious bakes this year will bring.Bake With A Legend's Sarah Taylor is joined by Bake Off legends Jane Beedle and Dan Beasley Harling to assess the first week of the new series. Send us your questions each week to bakedown@bakewithalegend.com and we'll get through as many as we can.We still having great fun hosting regular online baking classes every weekend and this year we are going to be teaching a virtual class of either the signature or the technical challenge EVERY SUNDAY at 5pm UK following the episode. So, to take your enjoyment of the series to a new level, you can sign up for all 10 classes at a special price. At the time of putting out this podcast, we have three of these packages left. Click here for more information and to sign up.We have over 25 other virtual classes on sale now for you to enjoy and learn from the comfort of your own home. The classes are great fun and if you use the code PODCAST at checkout you'll get 10% off, whilst gift vouchers and bundle packs are also available. You can check out our online baking classes on our website.*** If you enjoyed this podcast please do leave us a review, it'll help ensure more Bake Off fans find us and would be a huge motivation for to keep making these podcasts for you. Please note we're not affiliated to the show itself or Love Productions, but we're huge fans of their work.***You can contact us with any queries or questions at thebakedown@bakewithalegend.com. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Global News Podcast
Queen Elizabeth's coffin leaves Buckingham Palace

Global News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 31:08 Very Popular


Her Majesty will lie in state for four days. Thousands of people lined the streets to pay their respects. Also: the EU Commission president declares support for Europeans struggling with energy bills, and President Zelensky has visited Izyum, a key city retaken in Ukraine's ongoing counter-offensive.

Witness History
Windsor Castle fire

Witness History

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 8:58


In November 1992, a fire devastated Windsor Castle - a symbol of the British monarchy and Queen Elizabeth II's weekend home. Coming at the end of a year of family problems, the blaze upset the Queen deeply and led her to declare 1992 her ‘annus horribilis'. In 2012, Simon Watts spoke to Sir Hugh Roberts, one of Her Majesty's art experts. (Photo: Windsor Castle on fire. Credit: Press Association)

Anderson Cooper 360
Queen Elizabeth's coffin arrives at Buckingham Palace

Anderson Cooper 360

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 41:14


Queen Elizabeth II's family received her coffin as it arrived at Buckingham Palace where it will rest in the Bow Room overnight. It'll be moved to Westminster Hall tomorrow where she'll lie in state until her funeral on Monday, September 19. Her only daughter, Princess Anne, accompanied her on her final flight saying it was “an honour and privilege” to accompany her mother on her final journey. John Bridcut is an English documentary filmmaker and the director and producer of “Elizabeth at 90: A Family Tribute.” He tells Anderson Cooper what he thinks of the outpouring of people remembering Her Majesty and what the new era of the royal family looks like. Plus, CNN Royal Correspondent Max Foster gives AC360 a look at Prince William's new role as first in line to the throne and what responsibilities come with it.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
The ties that bind: America and the U.K. Robert Wilkie with Sebastian Gorka One on One

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 57:34


Sebastian remembers Her Majesty's unification of the Western world and discusses the ramifications of divisive 'wokeness' infiltrating the U.S. military.Support the show: https://www.sebgorka.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Storynory - Stories for Kids
The Princess and the Un-Golden fish

Storynory - Stories for Kids

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 22:25 Very Popular


The young Princess Beatrice saves an un-golden fish. The fish grants her three wishes. She is torn. Should she make unselfish wishes for the world? Or think of herself?  A funny fairytale from our Prince Bertie series.  In the real world, we extend our respects to Her Majesty the Queen who served her country unselfishly and with enormous dignity. 

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
London Calling: God Save the King

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 49:04


Of course the lead story this week is the death of Her Majesty the Queen. James is showing a bit of a republican streak at the beginning of the reign of Charles III and he’s not the only one. Toby and the Free Speech Union are defending quite a few as tolerance of opposing views […]

Dan Snow's History Hit
Elizabeth II: A Princess At War

Dan Snow's History Hit

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 22:57 Very Popular


As a mark of respect and remembrance to the late Queen Elizabeth II, we've chosen to focus on Her Majesty's personal history as a veteran of the Second World War.For this episode, James is joined by Tessa Dunlop to learn more about how the inspirational, dedicated, and devoted monarch that was Elizabeth II went from a young girl living through the blitz, to serving as a second subaltern in the all-female Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) by the end of WW2.Note: This episode was recorded before the announcement of Queen Elizabeth II's death.Edited by Aidan Lonergan.Listen to Elizabeth II: The Making of the Queen.If you'd like to learn more, we have hundreds of history documentaries, ad-free podcasts and audiobooks at History Hit - subscribe to History Hit today!To download the History Hit app please go to the Android or Apple store. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Ground Zero Media
Show sample for 9/9/22: REGINA MORTIS W/ CHRIS EVERARD AND TIM COHEN

Ground Zero Media

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 9:24


9/9/22: REGINA MORTIS W/ CHRIS EVERARD AND TIM COHEN The death of Her Majesty the Queen at the age of 96 is a symbolic Black Swan event that has synchronistic repercussions on the world. Queen Elizabeth passed away during the Year of Jubilee and the end of seven cycles of Shmita. She spent 70 years on the throne and some people believe that her death may represent the dawning of the seven-year tribulation. Seven years from now will place us at a year before 2030 - the year the Global Reset is supposed to take place. Furthermore, what roles will King Charles and Prince William play within the End Times/Antichrist script? Tonight on Ground Zero, Clyde Lewis talks with filmmaker, Chris Everard and author, Tim Cohen about REGINA MORTIS. #GroundZero #ClydeLewis #ReginaMortis https://groundzeromedia.org/9-9-22-regina-mortis-w-chris.../ Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis is live M-F from 7-10pm, pacific time, and streamed for free at groundzero.radio. There is a delayed broadcast on our local Portland affiliate station, KPAM 860, from 9pm-12am, pacific time. For radio affiliates near you, go to talkstreamlive.com. To listen by phone: 717-734-6922. To call into the show: 503-225-0860. The transcript of each episode will be posted after the show at groundzeromedia.org. In order to access Ground Zero's exclusive digital library which includes archived shows, research groups, videos, documents, and more, you must sign up at aftermath.media. Subscriptions start at $7/month. Check out the yearly specials!

CrossPolitic Studios
Daily News Brief for Friday, September 9th, 2022 [Daily News Brief]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 17:00


An Irish teacher has been jailed for refusing to call a boy a girl, Queen Elizabeth II has died, and jail time is being threatened in Europe for turning the heat up too high this winter. … and more on today’s CrossPolitic Daily News Brief. My name is Toby Sumpter and today is Friday, September 9, 2022. https://nypost.com/2022/09/06/teacher-enoch-burke-jailed-over-trans-pronouns-flap/ A teacher in Ireland has been suspended from work and then jailed for contempt of court after he refused to use the correct pronouns to address a transgender student. Enoch Burke was arrested on Monday for violating a court order barring him from teaching at Wilson’s Hospital School in Westmeath, or even being present there, the news site RTE.ie reported. Judge Michael Quinn found Burke guilty of violating an order made by the High Court last week and sent him to Mountjoy Prison, where he will remain until either he purges his contempt or the court gives further orders. The teacher remained defiant in the face of jail time, telling the judge that “it is insanity” that he would be led out of the courtroom and taken to prison for refusing to give up his Christian beliefs. “I love my school, with its motto Res Non Verba, ‘Actions not words,’ but I am here today because I said I would not call a boy a girl,” Burke told the court. The scandal surrounding Burke began unfolding after the educator, who teaches history, politics and German at the school in Multyfarnham, County Westmeath, refused to address a transitioning student as “they” instead of “he.” Burke’s stance prompted school officials to place him on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a disciplinary process. But the teacher refused to stay away from campus, despite an injunction that was issued barring him from going to the school, or attempting to teach. On Friday, the judge issued an order to arrest Burke after he was found sitting in an empty classroom at the school. Burke was taken into custody at the school on Monday and taken directly to court, where he told the judge he could not comply with the injunction because it would violate his conscience. “I am a teacher and I don’t want to go to prison,” Burke told the court. “I want to be in my classroom today, that’s where I was this morning when I was arrested.” He added: “Transgenderism is against my Christian belief. It is contrary to the scriptures, contrary to the ethos of the Church of Ireland and of my school.” FLF Conference Plug Do you like Jesus & beer? Then you and your family need to come to the Fight Laugh Feast Conference in Knoxville Tennessee, on October 6-8. The topic of this conference is Lies, Propaganda, storytelling, and the serrated edge. Satan is the father of lies, and the mother of those lies is a government that has rejected God. Christians haven’t been reading their Bibles, so we as a society are more susceptible than ever to satan and his lies. So join us, October 6-8, as we fight, laugh, and feast, with beer & psalms, our amazing lineup of speakers, including Pastor Doug Wilson, George Gilder, and Pastor Toby Sumpter, and more… AND, stuff for the kids too, like jumpy castles, and accidental infant baptisms! Sign up to attend with you and yours, or become a vendor at fightlaughfeast.com. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-61585886 Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years. She died peacefully on Thursday afternoon at her Scottish estate, where she had spent much of the summer. The Queen came to the throne in 1952 and witnessed enormous social change. Her son King Charles III said the death of his beloved mother was a "moment of great sadness" for him and his family and that her loss would be "deeply felt" around the world. He said: "We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother. "I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world." During the coming period of mourning, he said he and his family would be "comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which the Queen was so widely held". The King and his wife, Camilla, now Queen Consort, will return to London on Friday, Buckingham Palace said. Senior royals had gathered at Balmoral after the Queen's doctors became concerned about her health earlier in the day. All the Queen's children travelled to Balmoral, near Aberdeen, after doctors placed the Queen under medical supervision. Her grandson and now heir to the throne, Prince William, and his brother, Prince Harry, also gathered there. Prime Minister Liz Truss, who was appointed by the Queen on Tuesday, said the monarch was the rock on which modern Britain was built, who had "provided us with the stability and strength that we needed". Speaking about the new King, she said: "We offer him our loyalty and devotion, just as his mother devoted so much, to so many, for so long. "And with the passing of the second Elizabethan age, we usher in a new era in the magnificent history of our great country, exactly as Her Majesty would have wished, by saying the words 'God save the King'." https://twitter.com/realchrisrufo/status/1567928907411910656?s=20&t=jRqdyIeyvfjUj4nDBZFGsg Meanwhile, earlier this morning Uju Anya, Critical Race Theorist at Carnegie Mellon University tweeted: “I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidl empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating.” Twitter did delete the Tweet as violating its rules, but i a follow up tweet she wrote: “If anyone expects me to express anything but disdain for the monarch who supervised a government that sponsored the genocide that massacred and displaced half my family and the consequences of which those alive today are still trying to overcome, you can keep wishing upon a star.” Another tweet insists that Queen Elizabeth was not a remnant of colonial times but an active participant in colonialism, “she actively tried to stop independence movements & she tried to keep newly independent colonies form leaving the commonwealth. The evil she did was enough” and a video is linked to an elderly Kenyan woman who says she was tortured with axes during Kenya’s struggle for independence from British colonial rule. The woman in the video demands that Elizabeth pay her back for what was done to to her. Uju Anya writes so-called “anti-racist” curriculum for public schools as well as Diversity Equity and Inclusion training materials. I’m sure it’s doing a lot of good. Not really. The simple point I want to make here is that this is a great example of how CRT is not helping anyone at all. Let’s grant the possibility that the history is being presented accurately here. I suspect that there might be more to it than is being presented, but let’s just grant it for the sake of the argument. You cannot build families, cultures, or nations on this kind of exacting demand for justice. You cannot get it. It’s not possible. And it’s not possible for two reasons at least: first, you can’t quantify the damage and harm and hurt. Can you put that woman’s tears in a bottle and measure them out? When would it be enough? It would never be enough. And second, what standard would you use to measure anyway? By what standard? If you appeal to Darwin, you just threw away your standard. If you appeal to Marx, then you are only appealing to a momentary revolution and you’re condemned to eternal feuding, since once the oppressed class gets put in charge they will no doubt oppress the previously ruling class, and we will just play see-saw with revenge. The only way out of this is the blood of Jesus. The only way out of this tailspin of feuding bitterness and rage and spite and hate is through forgiveness in the blood of Christ. This is true for England, America, and Kenya, and all the nations of the earth. There will be blood. The only question is whose blood and will it be efficacious blood. The blood of Jesus is efficacious. It actually takes away sin and guilt. It actually allows you to lay down your arms, lay down your vengeance, and forgive. May Uju Anja, the people of Kenya, and all people find peace in the Cross of Christ. As the Queen herself once said, “History teaches us we… need saving from ourselves, from our recklessness or our greed. God sent into the world… neither a philosopher or a general… but a Saviour with the power to forgive.” Classical Conversations Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. They provide a classical Christ-centered curriculum, local like-minded communities across the United States and in several countries, and they train parents who are striving to be great classical educators in the home. For more information and to get connected, please visit their website at ClassicalConversations.com. Again that’s ClassicalConversations.com. https://www.dailywire.com/news/switzerland-may-jail-people-who-turn-heat-above-66-degrees-this-winter/ Citizens of Switzerland who dare to turn their thermostats above a balmy 19 degrees Celsius — 66 degrees Fahrenheit — over the winter may instead find themselves shivering in a prison cell. The cost of natural gas in Europe has increased more than tenfoldamid the fallout from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, while Russia severed natural gas shipments through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline last week. According to a report from Swiss news outlet Blick, the nation’s Federal Law on National Economic Supply permits authorities to fine and imprison residents who consume too much gas if energy rationing becomes necessary. Those who fail to comply with the temperature mandates could receive sanctions between 30 and 3,000 Swiss francs, the equivalent of $31 and $3,090, Federal Department of Finance spokesman Markus Spörndli told the outlet. Those found intentionally violating the statute would receive up to three years in prison, and those found with negligent violations could be forced to pay 180 days’ worth of fines. Beyond the temperature controls, residents will be unable to heat swimming pools, saunas, radiant heaters, or warm air tents, while hot water will not be allowed to reach temperatures above 60 degrees Celsius, or 140 degrees Fahrenheit. The member states of the Swiss Confederacy have until September 22 to voice concerns over the law. In the United States, a heatwave that has threatened power supplies in California led utility company Xcel Energy to lock the thermostats of 22,000 people in Colorado at 78 degrees Fahrenheit in the interest of protecting grid capacity. The residents had previously opted into an incentive program that let the firm “ease the strain on the electrical grid” during the “hottest summer days.” The European Union has adopted the official policy of becoming “a climate-neutral society” by 2050 in accordance with the European Green Deal and the Paris Agreement. Citing the failure of hydropower facilities amid drought conditions, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen likewise proposed a “mandatory target” for reducing usage in the European Union, of which Switzerland is not a member. “If you look at the costs of electricity, there are peak demands. And this is what is expensive, because, in these peak demands, the expensive gas comes into the market,” she commented on Wednesday. “So what we have to do is to flatten the curve and avoid the peak demands. We will propose a mandatory target for reducing electricity use at peak hours.” Flatten the curve. Where have we heard that language before? Christ Church Events Coordinator Looking to move to Moscow? Christ Church is hiring a full-time events coordinator to plan and manage all events for our various ministries. Coordinators have to understand what it takes to make sure the logistics work out for our growing ministries, keep everything within the allocated budget and ensure that the event itself is carried out smoothly. For more information, Please contact Carson Sensing at csensing@christkirk.com if you are interested in applying Psalm of the Day: I Know that My Redeemer Lives https://fb.watch/fq5H_YdWPe/ 0:00-1:00 Amen! This is Toby Sumpter with CrossPolitic News. Remember you can always find the links to our news stories and these psalms at crosspolitic dot com – just click on the daily news brief and follow the links. Or find them on our App: just search “Fight Laugh Feast” in your favorite app store and never miss a show. We are now doing a daily show, with daily backstage content for Fight Laugh Feast Club Member. Join today and get access as well as a $100 discount at the Fight Laugh Feast conference in Knoxville, TN Oct. 6-8, and have a great day.

Anderson Cooper 360
Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96

Anderson Cooper 360

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 89:17


Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96, bringing a close to her reign that spanned seven decades. Her eldest son, Charles, immediately became King of the United Kingdom. CNN Royal Historian Kate Williams joins AC360 to discuss the life and legacy of Her Majesty. Plus, author and playwright Bonnie Greer tells Anderson Cooper why she thinks Queen Elizabeth was so loved by people from around the world.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

In the Market with Janet Parshall

Our guest offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Her Majesty's Christian faith. Drawing on historical archives, royal biographies, and accounts of interactions with historic figures such as Winston Churchill, Billy Graham, Mother Theresa, and Margaret Thatcher, this award-winning author uses them as brushstrokes to create a stunning portrait of Queen Elizabeth unlike any other. As entertaining as The Crown, and as refreshing as a cup of tea, he will give us a greater understanding and a deeper appreciation of the spiritual legacy of the world's most famous woman.