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Public Domain Classics
Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain - Public Domain Classics - Season 3 Episode 1

Public Domain Classics

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 10:32


This episode focuses on the Mark Twain novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Listen to commentary and facts about the author and the background behind this classic American novel. There is also a dramatic short reading from Chapter 9. Subscribe, like and keep on reading! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

DLWeekly Podcast - Disneyland News and Information
DLW 211: MagicBands are Coming!

DLWeekly Podcast - Disneyland News and Information

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 89:17


This week, a lot of news from the Destination D event last weekend in Florida, changes coming to Downtown Disney, the new dining location has opened near Harbor Galley, we finish our talk with author and former cast member Bruce, and more! Please support the show if you can by going to https://www.dlweekly.net/support/. If you want some DLWeekly Swag, you can pick some up at https://www.dlweekly.net/store/. Book your travel through ConciEARS at no extra cost to you! Be sure to mention that you heard about ConciEARS from DLWeekly at booking! If you want some awesome headwear or one of a kind items, be sure to visit our friends over at All Enchanting Ears! You can use the promo code DLWEEKLY10 to get 10% off your order! News: Olaf has worked his magic, because something is coming to Disneyland that was never expected to: MagicBands! Not just any MagicBands, the new MagicBand +. The new MagicBand+ will offer “glow with the show” type color changing lights, haptic vibrations, and gesture recognition. The new version will allow guests to interact with things in the park, making it a more immersive experience. The previous features of the MagicBands like theme park tickets, room keys, and purchases will also still be available. MagicBand+ is expected to debut in Disneyland in 2022, after Walt Disney World. – https://d23.com/just-announced-disney-parks-shares-new-details-on-guardians-of-the-galaxy-cosmic-rewind-the-30th-anniversary-of-disneyland-paris-and-more/ and https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2021/09/just-announced-magicband-will-debut-in-2022-at-walt-disney-world-resort-as-part-of-50th-anniversary-celebration/ The cancelling of the new hotel on the west side of Downtown Disney a few years ago left everyone wondering what was going to happen to the space that is now empty, like the old AMC theater location. At the Destination D event this weekend, we got a glimpse into what is planned. The old AMC theater building will be demolished, and a new green space with room for guests to lounge and relax will be in it's place. The area will also have a stage for performances. This means that the current Starbucks, Earl of Sandwich, and Sugarboo & Co. will again be forced to close for a second time. The concept art does show a building to the east of the area that may offer a place for these establishments in the future, but no announcements have been made. – https://d23.com/just-announced-disney-parks-shares-new-details-on-guardians-of-the-galaxy-cosmic-rewind-the-30th-anniversary-of-disneyland-paris-and-more/ It has been a while since we have heard anything about the new Disney Vacation Club tower coming to the Disneyland Hotel in the future. Work has been progressing on the site recently, and Disney showed off some more concept art from the project, including what the rooms will look like. The new room design will take inspiration from the “sketching style of Walt Disney himself.” The new tower will feature 350 guest rooms and should open in 2023. – https://d23.com/just-announced-disney-parks-shares-new-details-on-guardians-of-the-galaxy-cosmic-rewind-the-30th-anniversary-of-disneyland-paris-and-more/ and https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2021/11/20/photos-take-a-look-inside-the-new-dvc-tower-coming-to-disneyland-hotel/ The new dinign area for Harbor Galley opened last week, sooner than expected. Pelican's Landing is the name and theme of this new seating area along the Rivers of America between Harbor Galley across from the Haunted Mansion, and the rafts to Tom Sawyer Island. The area has a lot of nautical details and adds a lot of seating in this area of the park. Some informational signs are also on display, giving some information about the Mark Twain, Sailing Ship Columbia, and some of the local plants and nautical equipment. – https://www.micechat.com/308538-dateline-disneyland-redevelopments-major-changes-possible-strike/ The day has finally come! Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is testing standby only, with no boarding group required. This is testing our theory that the attraction is in so much demand because of the queue system. We will see this week what the wait times are with just standby. The removal of the virtual queue is also a first step in heading towards Genie+ and Lightning Lane coming to Disneyland in the future. – https://www.micechat.com/308538-dateline-disneyland-redevelopments-major-changes-possible-strike/ With all of the holiday fun going on inside the parks, Downtown Disney has joined in on the fun as well. The Disney Ultimate Toy Drive, which supports Toys for Tots is available, in addition to lots of treats, drinks, food, and merchandise offerings. Of course there is also entertainment! Holiday Harmony, The Moonrays, and The Sugarplums a capella carolers will perform in the evenings Fridays through Sundays November 26th through December 26th. Main stage bands will also perform near the Downtown Disney District main stage. Of course the Star Wars: Tales fro the Galaxy's Edge will also entertain guests. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2021/11/enjoy-the-splendor-of-the-season-at-downtown-disney-district-at-the-disneyland-resort/ An interesting take on gift cards is coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World soon. The Holiday Pin Series features a gift card, along with a character pin as an added bonus. The gift cards with pins must be activated at $100, with the limited edition pin included at no additional cost. There are 4 sets, with Stitch, Mickey Mouse, Grogu, and Olaf. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2021/11/first-look-new-100-holiday-gift-cards-with-pins-coming-to-walt-disney-world-and-disneyland-resort/ One of Teresa's favorite details that was added outside of Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout has been having some issues recently. The “space goo” that is scattered around the area has started to shrink in some areas, causing the area to be uneven. Some of the goo has even come undone from the walkway, leaving holes. No word on if Disney is going to repair, replace, or just remove this theme detail. – https://www.micechat.com/308538-dateline-disneyland-redevelopments-major-changes-possible-strike/ The vote on the cast member union agreement did not go as smooth as it should have. Some voting irregularities came up, such as cast members getting the wrong park ballot, observers being kicked out before counting was complete, and rejected ballots. We are waiting for what the next step will be, and will pass that information along to you once we know something. – https://www.micechat.com/306249-disneyland-contract-troubles-leave-cast-concerned/ Discussion Topic: Author and Former Cast Member Bruce Edwards – Main Street Magic Shop Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09J7HJ851 Barnes and Noble – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/nothing-up-my-sleeve-but-pixie-dust-bruce-edwards/1140355973 Etsy – https://www.etsy.com/shop/bruceedwardsbooks

National Day Calendar
November 24, 2021 - National Novel Writing Month | National Jukebox Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 3:30


Welcome to November 24, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate new found hobbies and rocking around the clock. As a teen, Samuel Langhorne Clemens worked as a river pilot on the Mississippi River. All the while, he was writing. When the American Civil War brought trade to a halt, he went after his passion. You probably know Mr. Clemens better as Mark Twain, which is actually a nautical term that means the water is deep enough to navigate safely. Sounds like an odd pen name, but that sums up his writing style—smart, quirky, and utterly unexpected. With novels like Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Twain established his place as one of the greatest American authors of all time. November is National Novel Writing Month, a great time to put pen to paper and start writing that book you may already have in your head. When Thomas Edison invented the phonograph in the late 1800s, the machines were far too expensive for most people to own. So businesses opened listening parlors, where people could pay a nickel to listen to a song. These machines came to be known as nickelodeons. The cool thing about them was that you could listen with friends as each nickelodeon was equipped with 4 listening horns. Eventually, these machines were able to play multiple records and were designed with amplifiers. The enduring appeal of the jukebox is that music is fun, but when you share it with friends who are home for the holidays it could become your new favorite tradition. On National Jukebox Day, drop a few coins in the machine and dance the night away. There's always tomorrow for cooking the turkey.  I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jim and Them
Pedos In Heaven - #703 Part 1

Jim and Them

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 112:28


Saturday Night Jim And Them: A special Saturday night episode brings in even more UNHINGED activity from the boys as we unmask the sequel that pedos have gone to heaven.Lagwagon: Jim has tales of being an old man at the old man punk rock show.Young Dolph: We discuss the recent passing of Young Dolph and then we get into the world of Jacksonville rappers getting shot and mocked on rap songs.TALK TO ME DAMMIT!, STUPID BITCH!, FILTHY SLUT!, CHUCKY!, CHILD'S PLAY!, SATURDAY SHOW!, JAKE SPRAGUE CELEBRATION!, BIRTHDAY!, DINNER!, SPAGO!, KNUCKLE DEEP!, SUPERBRAWL SATURDAY!, UNHINGED!, SNL!, SATURDAY JIM AND THEM!, GHISLAINE MAXWELL!, PEDOS IN HEAVEN!, JEFFREY EPSTEIN!, GODS LIKES PEDOS!, GOING TO HELL!, KEVIN SPACEY!, ABRAHAM LINCOLN!, MALCOLM X!, MARK TWAIN!, MOTHER THERESA!, TROMBONE!, GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER!, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS!, TOM HANKS!, BURPH IN THE MIC!, FART IN THE MIC!, HENDERSON!, HENDERTUCKY!, YOCALS!, REDNECKS!, GIFT OF THE MAGI!, PATREON!, TOTS TURNT 2021!, HIT THE BELL!, SANTA!, ONE PRESENT!, SINGULAR!, PRESENTS FROM YOUR PETS!, POKEMON!, NEW RELEASE!, POKEFLU!, EVERY YEAR!, OFF YEAR!, POKEMON UNITE!, HALF ASLEEP!, XBOX!, SICK!, PUNK ROCK SHOW!, LAGWAGON!, TICKETS!, SEATTLE!, THE BROOKLYN BOWL!, 25 YEARS!, DOORS!, MERCY MUSIC!, RED CITY RADIO!, OPENERS!, DRINKING!, RUM AND DIET!, YO!, DATING APPS!, JABBA!, WEAK DRINK!, GIRLY DRINKS!, MALT!, ROCKING WITH STRANGERS!, CIRCLE PIT!, SKA PITS!, RANCID!, BROCKTON HARDCORE!, XXL!, PUNCH THE KLOWN!, RONNIE RADKE!, ABINGTON!, BING TOWN!, STATIC X!, PRESCRIPTION DRUGS!, YOUNG DOLPH!, RIP!, SHOOTING!, MEMPHIS!, SOULJA BOY!, YELLING!, TALKING SHIT!, BREAKFAST CLUB!, CHARLAMAGNE!, PUPPET THAT CAME TO LIFE!, SOUTH MEMPHIS!, JACKSONVILLE!, ATK!, KTA!, SITCOM!, RIVALS!, SEINFELD!, JERRY!, GEORGE!, VANESSA CALRTON!, 1000 MILES!, BIBBY!, KSO!, CORBIN!, POLICE RAPPER CONFIDENTIALITY!, FATHER OF 12!, CUM IN A PUSSY!, WHOPPA WIT THE CHOPPA!, WHO I SMOKE!, FAST MONEY GOON!, BEATBOX!, SPOTEMGOTEM!, JULIO FOOLIO!, #585!, LITTLE MOMENTS!You can find the videos from this episode at our Discord RIGHT HERE!

Inspire and Tire (the new and Improved Bedtime Stories for Adults)
Let me tell you a bedtime story by Mark Twain

Inspire and Tire (the new and Improved Bedtime Stories for Adults)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 21:58


I do hope you like it :) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inspireandtire/message

Your World Within | Life Stories By Eddie Pinero
DON'T QUIT | Best Motivational Speeches Compilation

Your World Within | Life Stories By Eddie Pinero

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 34:59


"All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure." - Mark Twain

Inspire and Tire (the new and Improved Bedtime Stories for Adults)
ASMR - Let me whisper a Mark Twain story that will have you asking if living by the rules makes for a better life?

Inspire and Tire (the new and Improved Bedtime Stories for Adults)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 16:37


Hello sweet one - hope you enjoy :) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inspireandtire/message

Long in the Boot
What The Hell is So Funny About Humor?

Long in the Boot

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 69:00


Join us for a dive into the history of humor. Mark Twain said that humor was God's greatest gift to us. Lord knows we need it these days but what is humor? Why does the scientific basis for humor continue to baffle philosophers and scientists after decades of serious study? G. Long and Deb have none of all the answers! From the Ancient Greeks to Existential Big Brained Psychologist/Philosophers, all are welcome on this episode of the Long in the Boot Podcast! 

New Books in American Studies
Stephen Cushman, "The Generals' Civil War: What Their Memoirs Can Teach Us Today" (UNC Press, 2021)

New Books in American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 58:37


In the decades following the American Civil War, several of the generals who had laid down their swords picked up their pens and published accounts of their service in the conflict. In The Generals' Civil War: What Their Memoirs Can Teach Us Today (University of North Carolina Press, 2021), Stephen Cushman analyzes a half-dozen of these works to discern the perspectives they provided on the era and the insights they offered about their authors. The publication of the service memoirs proliferated during the Gilded Age, thanks to the increases in literacy and the market for books that this created. Beginning in the 1870s several generals took advantage of the opportunity created by this emergence to recount for profit their time in uniform and justify the decisions they made. As Cushman details, several of these books, such as those of the Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston and Union commander William T. Sherman, contained contrasting views of similar events that, when read together, reflect the process of postwar reconciliation between the former foes. For others, such as Richard Taylor and George McClellan, their accounts served as an opportunity to present themselves as wagers of a more gentlemanly and “humane” war than that subsequently conducted by Sherman and Ulysses Grant. Grant's own memoir proved the greatest successes of the genre, a testament both to his wartime stature and the skills as a writer he developed over the course of his life. The success of Grant's posthumously published book was such that it overshadowed the subsequent release of both McClellan's and Philip Sheridan's memoirs, both of which proved a disappointment for their publisher, Charles L. Webster and Company. Cushman shows how the firm's founder, Mark Twain, exerted an outsized influence on the genre, not only as a publisher but more famously as the editor of Grant's memoirs and as a writer about the war in his own right. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies

New Books Network
Stephen Cushman, "The Generals' Civil War: What Their Memoirs Can Teach Us Today" (UNC Press, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 58:37


In the decades following the American Civil War, several of the generals who had laid down their swords picked up their pens and published accounts of their service in the conflict. In The Generals' Civil War: What Their Memoirs Can Teach Us Today (University of North Carolina Press, 2021), Stephen Cushman analyzes a half-dozen of these works to discern the perspectives they provided on the era and the insights they offered about their authors. The publication of the service memoirs proliferated during the Gilded Age, thanks to the increases in literacy and the market for books that this created. Beginning in the 1870s several generals took advantage of the opportunity created by this emergence to recount for profit their time in uniform and justify the decisions they made. As Cushman details, several of these books, such as those of the Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston and Union commander William T. Sherman, contained contrasting views of similar events that, when read together, reflect the process of postwar reconciliation between the former foes. For others, such as Richard Taylor and George McClellan, their accounts served as an opportunity to present themselves as wagers of a more gentlemanly and “humane” war than that subsequently conducted by Sherman and Ulysses Grant. Grant's own memoir proved the greatest successes of the genre, a testament both to his wartime stature and the skills as a writer he developed over the course of his life. The success of Grant's posthumously published book was such that it overshadowed the subsequent release of both McClellan's and Philip Sheridan's memoirs, both of which proved a disappointment for their publisher, Charles L. Webster and Company. Cushman shows how the firm's founder, Mark Twain, exerted an outsized influence on the genre, not only as a publisher but more famously as the editor of Grant's memoirs and as a writer about the war in his own right. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in History
Stephen Cushman, "The Generals' Civil War: What Their Memoirs Can Teach Us Today" (UNC Press, 2021)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 58:37


In the decades following the American Civil War, several of the generals who had laid down their swords picked up their pens and published accounts of their service in the conflict. In The Generals' Civil War: What Their Memoirs Can Teach Us Today (University of North Carolina Press, 2021), Stephen Cushman analyzes a half-dozen of these works to discern the perspectives they provided on the era and the insights they offered about their authors. The publication of the service memoirs proliferated during the Gilded Age, thanks to the increases in literacy and the market for books that this created. Beginning in the 1870s several generals took advantage of the opportunity created by this emergence to recount for profit their time in uniform and justify the decisions they made. As Cushman details, several of these books, such as those of the Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston and Union commander William T. Sherman, contained contrasting views of similar events that, when read together, reflect the process of postwar reconciliation between the former foes. For others, such as Richard Taylor and George McClellan, their accounts served as an opportunity to present themselves as wagers of a more gentlemanly and “humane” war than that subsequently conducted by Sherman and Ulysses Grant. Grant's own memoir proved the greatest successes of the genre, a testament both to his wartime stature and the skills as a writer he developed over the course of his life. The success of Grant's posthumously published book was such that it overshadowed the subsequent release of both McClellan's and Philip Sheridan's memoirs, both of which proved a disappointment for their publisher, Charles L. Webster and Company. Cushman shows how the firm's founder, Mark Twain, exerted an outsized influence on the genre, not only as a publisher but more famously as the editor of Grant's memoirs and as a writer about the war in his own right. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books in Biography
Stephen Cushman, "The Generals' Civil War: What Their Memoirs Can Teach Us Today" (UNC Press, 2021)

New Books in Biography

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 58:37


In the decades following the American Civil War, several of the generals who had laid down their swords picked up their pens and published accounts of their service in the conflict. In The Generals' Civil War: What Their Memoirs Can Teach Us Today (University of North Carolina Press, 2021), Stephen Cushman analyzes a half-dozen of these works to discern the perspectives they provided on the era and the insights they offered about their authors. The publication of the service memoirs proliferated during the Gilded Age, thanks to the increases in literacy and the market for books that this created. Beginning in the 1870s several generals took advantage of the opportunity created by this emergence to recount for profit their time in uniform and justify the decisions they made. As Cushman details, several of these books, such as those of the Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston and Union commander William T. Sherman, contained contrasting views of similar events that, when read together, reflect the process of postwar reconciliation between the former foes. For others, such as Richard Taylor and George McClellan, their accounts served as an opportunity to present themselves as wagers of a more gentlemanly and “humane” war than that subsequently conducted by Sherman and Ulysses Grant. Grant's own memoir proved the greatest successes of the genre, a testament both to his wartime stature and the skills as a writer he developed over the course of his life. The success of Grant's posthumously published book was such that it overshadowed the subsequent release of both McClellan's and Philip Sheridan's memoirs, both of which proved a disappointment for their publisher, Charles L. Webster and Company. Cushman shows how the firm's founder, Mark Twain, exerted an outsized influence on the genre, not only as a publisher but more famously as the editor of Grant's memoirs and as a writer about the war in his own right. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/biography

New Books in Literary Studies
Stephen Cushman, "The Generals' Civil War: What Their Memoirs Can Teach Us Today" (UNC Press, 2021)

New Books in Literary Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 58:37


In the decades following the American Civil War, several of the generals who had laid down their swords picked up their pens and published accounts of their service in the conflict. In The Generals' Civil War: What Their Memoirs Can Teach Us Today (University of North Carolina Press, 2021), Stephen Cushman analyzes a half-dozen of these works to discern the perspectives they provided on the era and the insights they offered about their authors. The publication of the service memoirs proliferated during the Gilded Age, thanks to the increases in literacy and the market for books that this created. Beginning in the 1870s several generals took advantage of the opportunity created by this emergence to recount for profit their time in uniform and justify the decisions they made. As Cushman details, several of these books, such as those of the Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston and Union commander William T. Sherman, contained contrasting views of similar events that, when read together, reflect the process of postwar reconciliation between the former foes. For others, such as Richard Taylor and George McClellan, their accounts served as an opportunity to present themselves as wagers of a more gentlemanly and “humane” war than that subsequently conducted by Sherman and Ulysses Grant. Grant's own memoir proved the greatest successes of the genre, a testament both to his wartime stature and the skills as a writer he developed over the course of his life. The success of Grant's posthumously published book was such that it overshadowed the subsequent release of both McClellan's and Philip Sheridan's memoirs, both of which proved a disappointment for their publisher, Charles L. Webster and Company. Cushman shows how the firm's founder, Mark Twain, exerted an outsized influence on the genre, not only as a publisher but more famously as the editor of Grant's memoirs and as a writer about the war in his own right. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literary-studies

TonioTimeDaily
I am not squeaky clean (there's nothing G-rated about me)

TonioTimeDaily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 64:22


"2. Power and control. Swearing can give us a greater sense of power and control over a bad situation. By swearing, we show, if only to ourselves, that we are not passive victims but empowered to react and fight back. This can boost our confidence and self-esteem and motivate and mobilize us to take corrective action. As Mark Twain put it, 'When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear.' 3. Non-violent retribution. Swearing enables us to get back at bad people or situations without having to resort to violence. Instead of punching someone in the face or worse, we channel and disarm our anger by swearing instead. True, swearing can also be hurtful, but better a few sharp words than a cold dagger. Swearing can also serve as a warning signal or marker of rank and authority, a bit like an animal's growl says: 'Watch out. Stop it. Or you're damn well going to pay the price.' 4. Humor. When among friends, swearing can be a source of mirth. In such circumstances, it represents a release from normal social constraints or, like play-fighting, makes light of a potentially threatening person or situation, and, to some extent, also of ourselves. In that much, swearing, and humor in general, can help to restore perspective on a certain person or situation. 5. Peer and social bonding. Swearing can show that we belong in a certain group, that we are able to be ourselves and wholly comfortable and secure with the members of that group. If done correctly, it can also signal that we are open, honest, self-deprecating, easygoing, and fun-loving. Another form of verbalization that is closely connected with our emotions is singing, and, in clinical practice, I've noticed that when people lose the faculty of speech through brain damage (most commonly dementia or stroke), the ability to sing is often preserved—along with the ability to swear. 6. Self-expression. Swearing can be a way of signaling that we really mean something, or that it is really important to us. That's why swearing is so much a part of any sport. It also broadens our register and makes us more lively and interesting, being used, for example, to add emphasis or 'punch' to our speech. Shakespeare often used foul language, albeit more inventively than most: 'Away, you starveling, you elf-skin, you dried neat's-tongue, bull's-pizzle, you stock-fish!' At the same time, swearing can also be a way of showing that something really means something to us. The philosopher Paul Feyerabend made this point very profoundly: '...when sophistication loses content then the only way of keeping in touch with reality is to be crude and superficial.' 7. Improved psychological and physical health. The health benefits of swearing include increased circulation, elevated endorphins, and an overall sense of calm, control, and well-being. The key is to do it sparingly and not to get angry at the same time, which would be very bad for you—as well as terribly vulgar." --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/antonio-myers4/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/antonio-myers4/support

The Daily Good
Episode 411: Research proves the benefits of meditation, a great Twain quote (again!), good news about the Thames, the beauty of Seattle, an unheralded but gorgeous song from Thomas Dolby, and more…

The Daily Good

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 17:50


Good News: Research out of Germany gives scientific proof of the physiological benefits of regular mindfulness and meditation, Link HERE. The Good Word: Starting off a week on wisdom, we hear a great quote from Mark Twain. Good To Know: A genuinely startling fact about tea. Good News: A new report shows an incredible turnaround […]

Who's That Girl? A New Girl Podcast
S2 E24 - Winston's Birthday

Who's That Girl? A New Girl Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 70:00


This podcast covers New Girl Season 2, Episode 24, Winston's Birthday, which originally aired on May 7, 2013 and directed by Max Winkler and was written by Brett Baer & Dave Finkel.Here's a quick recap of the episode:Jess and Nick sleep together for the first time in the last episode! Before they get a chance to talk about it, they're split apart as they prepare for Cece's wedding the next day, Bob arrives, and a new job opportunity pops up for Jess. Meanwhile, Schmidt and Elizabeth work to define their relationship and it's Winston's BIRTHDAY?!We discuss Pop Culture References such as:When talking to Jess, Cece exclaimed her Uncle Shishir “had one scene with Salman Khan in Dabangg 2, and all of the sudden he thinks he's Amitabh Bachchan in Jhoom Barab-ar Jhoom.” Salman Khan Dabangg 2Amitabh BachchanJhoom Barab-ar JhoomHenna - In preparation for her wedding, Cece got her hands painted with henna. Additional Pop Culture References such as:“It Wasn't Me” - Shaggy - In the Schmidt and Elizabeth's flashback scene, this song played. "It Wasn't Me" is the first single from Jamaican reggae musician Shaggy's fifth studio album, Hot Shot. The song features vocals from Rikrok. The lyrics of the song depict one man (Rikrok) asking his friend (Shaggy) what to do after his girlfriend caught him cheating on her with "the girl next door". Mike Tyson - When Cece got henna on her face after sleeping on her hands, she thought she looked like Mike Tyson. Michael Gerard Tyson is a former American professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005. Nicknamed "Iron Mike" and "Kid Dynamite" in his early career, and later known as "The Baddest Man on the Planet", Tyson is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. He also has notable tattoos on his face. Mandy Patinkin - Shivrang mentioned that Jess told him Cece looked like Mandy Patinkin with the henna smeared on her face. Mandel Bruce Patinkin is a Tony and Emmy award winning American actor and singer. He's prominently known for his role as Inigo Montoya in Rob Reiner's 1987 film The Princess Bride and as Saul Berenson in the Showtime series Homeland, where his character had a thick beard."Until We Get There" - Lucius - When Nick and Jess were on the roof at the end of the episode, this song played. Lucius is a four-piece indie pop band consisting of lead vocalists Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, drummer and producer Dan Molad, and lead guitarist Peter Lalish.”Until We Get There” is a song featured on the band's first studio album, Wildewoman, released in 2013.We also cover the moment Schmidt goes to find Elizabeth at the restaurant as our “Schmidtism” this episode. For “Not in the 2020s” we discuss Bob referencing how he “gay[ed] his way out of Vietnam” and the way Schmidt and his coworker treated Elizabeth. We also discuss Elizabeth standing up for herself and Jess owning her own decisions to her dad as our “Yes in the 2020s” moments. Additionally, we give a quick look into Curtis Armstrong (Dr. Foster) and Mary Lynn Rajskub (Peg), the Guest Stars we feature in this episode.Also in this episode were the following guest stars who we do not discuss in the podcast: Merritt Wever (Elizabeth - Previously discussed in S2E22), Satya Bhabha (Shivrang - Previously discussed in S2E18), Rob Reiner (Bob - Previously discussed in S2E8), Maureen Sebastian (Jill), Lewis Dauber (Old Sub), Adam Sauter (Riley - Elizabeth's date), Prem Shelat (Miguel), Karlin Walker (Student #1), Eshun Melvin (Student #2), Taylar Hollomon (Student #3), and Thomas Barbusca (Young Boy).We also share this article (which contains spoilers) where we learned that the creators knew that the audience wanted more Winston and made his birthday a C-plot as a joke. We also shared how the creators wanted to avoid an episode where Jess and Nick talked about their feelings after they had sex.While not discussed in the podcast, we noted other references in this episode including:Flashcubes - When Bob is taking a picture of Jess and Nick, he mentions that he needs to get new flashcubes. These flashcubes were developed in the 1960s by Sylvania Electric Products which caused Kodak to replace the existing flashbulb technology on their series of cameras with flashcubes as the process of how they worked remained similar.Mark Twain - In this episode, Jess mentions bringing the words of Mark Twain alive when she was trying to teach the kids. Mark Twain is the pen name for Samuel Langhorne Clemens who was an American writer, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. He was known for many famous novels like The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.This episode got an 8.5/10 rating from both Kritika and Kelly; Kritika's favorite character was Nick and Kelly's favorite was Jess.Thanks for listening and stay tuned for Episode 25!Music: "Hotshot” by scottholmesmusic.comFollow us on Twitter, Instagram or email us at whosthatgirlpod@gmail.com!Website: https://smallscreenchatter.com/

Book Club with Michael Smerconish
Cappy McGarr: "The Man Who Made Mark Twain Famous"

Book Club with Michael Smerconish

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 19:17


Michael sits down with Cappy McGarr, co-creator of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, author of the new book "The Man Who Made Mark Twain Famous: Stories from the Kennedy Center, the White House, and Other Comedy Venues." Original air date 9 November 2021. The book was published on 28 September 2021.

The Daily Good
Episode 409: Two great good news stories from The Netherlands, a bonus Mark Twain quote, the stunning Nile River via cruise ship, the birthday of the late great jazz pianist and singer Mose Allison, and more…

The Daily Good

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 17:35


Good News: The Dutch government is considering legislation that would drastically reduce plastic waste by targeting disposable coffee cups and more, Link HERE. The Good Word: A great quote from Mark Twain (again!) Good To Know: Another unusual fact about coffee… Good News: Back to the Netherlands again, this time to reflect on the great […]

Living The Dream Outdoors
101: The U.S. Forest Service - Mark Twain National Forest

Living The Dream Outdoors

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 64:57


Join host Bill Cooper as he discusses the Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri with three Forest Service representatives. They will cover the history of the USFS, its missions and some on the ground services and outdoor recreation opportunities on the 1.6 million acre Mark twain National Forest in southern Missouri.

Inspire and Tire (the new and Improved Bedtime Stories for Adults)
ASMR - A Bedtime Story Whispered to You about Love That Could Not be Separated

Inspire and Tire (the new and Improved Bedtime Stories for Adults)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 21:35


Hello sweet one. Let me whisper to you one of my favorite Mark Twain stories. #podcast #listen #follow #asmr #sexy #tire #bedtime #relax #marktwain #shortstory #california #miner #love #lovelost --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inspireandtire/message

A Date With Dateline
Horror at the Lake S.30 Ep.7

A Date With Dateline

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 89:54


Dateline's Season 30 is not letting up with hard to believe case after case and Dennis Murphy is finally back on our screens with a Florida story both wild and tragic. The super smart classy version of a Florida Man Dennis is taking us through the terrifying story of an ax murderer on the loose in the woods, family *secrets*, and nose twitch-inducing suspects. Kimberly and Katie talk pie, cranes, non t-shirt apparel, dust, bacteria, parenting, ghosts and two of their favorite topics- Mark Twain and face tattoos. So don't “say goodnight” yet because it seems like Season 30 is just warming up. Please enjoy this very, very, very special episode of A Date with Dateline: The Cranes Have Eyes 2. Official Description from NBCU: After Florida teacher Denise Hallowell is found murdered in her home, investigators examine her family's tumultuous past in their desperate search for a killer; Denise's son Carlos Hallowell sits down for an exclusive interview. Dennis Murphy reports. Support A Date with Dateline by getting some deals for the holidays! Gorgeous, affordable, and sustainable jewelry from Ana Luisa! They release new jewelry collections every Friday so check them out! Makes a perfect gift! Go to shop.analuisa.com/datedateline to get 20% off. Stock up on Munk Pack to fuel your holiday shopping, or buy a subscription for the snacker in your life. Go to MunkPack.com then enter code DATEDATELINE at checkout and get 20% off your first purchase! Find out for yourself why GLAMNETIC lashes are Instagram's favorite beauty hack and a must have for any holiday gathering.  Go to glamnetic.com/DATEDATELINE and enter our promo code DATEDATELINE for 30% off your order. The holidays are STRESSFUL. As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month of therapy in the privacy of your own home by visiting BetterHelp.com/dateline. We can all use a little (Better) Help! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Common Good Podcast
Fierce Love - A Conversation with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 39:09


Hosts Stephany Spaulding, Laura Truax and Dan Deitrich sit down with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis to talk about her new book, Fierce Love: A Bold Path to Ferocious Courage and Rule-Breaking Kindness That Can Heal the World.   Rev. Dr. Laura Truax is senior pastor of LaSalle Street Church in Chicago and serves on the Seminary Advisory Board at the University of Dubuque. Dr. Truax holds a master of divinity degree from Loyola University and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the joint program of North Park Seminary and Fuller Theological Seminary. She is the author of Undone: When coming apart puts you back together (2013) and Love Let Go: Radical Generosity for the real world (2017) and is part of the Red Letter Christians.    @revtruax     //     facebook.com/laura.truax1   Rev. Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding is pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Colorado Springs, associate professor of Women's and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) and former U.S. Senate candidate for the state of Colorado. She holds a B.A. in English from Clark Atlanta University, as well as a M.A. in American Literature and a Ph. D. in American Studies both from Purdue University. She is the author of Recovering from Racism: A Guidebook to Beginning Conversations (2015) and Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop: Crisis in Whiteness (2014).   @drstephanyrose     //      facebook.com/stephanyrose    Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist. @pagitt   The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

Peanut Butter & Jelly Shoes

Two 90s weirdos watch two 90s heartthrobs take on Mark Twain in the Disney's forgotten family flick, Tom and Huck 

Old Roommates
Ep 121: "Three Amigos" Revisited

Old Roommates

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 35:11


"My little buttercup has the sweetest smiiiiiiiiiile." Neither critics nor audiences were smiling at the 1986 comedy-western, Three Amigos. Featuring a top-notch trio of comedic talent - Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short - the movie should've been a laugh-a-minute masterpiece, and wasn't. But, 35 years later, is Mark Twain right, that "humor is tragedy plus time" or is a dud still a dud? Chase called this movie "the most fun he's ever had," so was it a case of "you had to be there"? The Old Roommates throw their lassos around this wild box office turkey and have another look. Listen to this.Become a Patron of Old Roommates at patreon.com/oldroommates! Follow Old Roommates on social media @OldRoommates email us at oldroommatespod@gmail.com and please give us a rating or review! Thanks for listening!#ThreeAmigos #SteveMartin #ChevyChase #MartinShort #OnlyMurdersintheBuilding #LorneMichaels

Attraction Checklist
125 - Mark Twain Riverboat - Disneyland - Attraction Checklist

Attraction Checklist

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 23:13


http://www.attractionchecklist.com - Let's take a leisurely cruise around Disneyland's Rivers of America on The Mark Twain Riverboat on this episode of Attraction Checklist! Recorded on May 18, 2021. TRANSCRIPT: Welcome to Attraction Checklist. This episode we head to Disneyland's Frontierland to climb aboard the Mark Twain Riverboat.  This attraction is described on the Disneyland Resort Website saying: Cruise the scenic Rivers of America on a sightseeing tour aboard a majestic 19th-century paddle boat. There are no age or height requirements for this attraction and the Thrill Level describes the ride as being a Slow Water Ride that is Loud. Before we shove off, here are five fast facts about the Mark Twain Riverboat at Disneyland. 1.  The Mark Twain is a Disneyland opening day attraction, opening with the park on July 17, 1955. 2. Walt Disney named the riverboat the Mark Twain after the pen name of author Samuel Langhorne Clemens.  Clemens, who was a riverboat captain in his youth took his pen name from the boating term mark twain meaning the water depth is safe for a boat to pass through. 3. The Mark Twain Riverboat stands 28 feet tall and is 105 feet long. 4. The Mark Twain travels around the Rivers of America on a rail.  Though the operators can control the forward and reverse speed of the boat, the steering of the ship is all done by this rail. 5. The Mark Twain burns biodiesel fuel in it's boiler turning water into steam.  The water used is fresh water from a tank on board, not the water in the Rivers of America. Let's see what sights we can see as we cruise around the Rivers of America on the Mark Twain Riverboat.  After we ride I'll give you my thoughts on this attraction and this is a binaural recording so if you have headphones put them on now as we ride the Mark Twain Riverboat at Disneyland. The attraction audio recorded for this episode is available exclusively to the Saturday Morning Media Patron Patron.  Support the show and get fun Bonus content over at http://www.patreon.com/saturdaymorningmedia Episode edited by Stephen Staver FOLLOW US https://www.instagram.com/attractionchecklist/ http://www.twitter.com/SaturdayMMedia  https://www.linkedin.com/company/saturday-morning-media http://www.youtube.com/user/SaturdayMorningMedia?sub_confirmation=1 FOLLOW GRANT http://www.MrGrant.comhttp://www.twitter.com/toasterboy  https://instagram.com/throwingtoasters/ SOURCES: https://disneyland.disney.go.com/attractions/disneyland/mark-twain-riverboat/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disney_riverboats Show ©2021 Saturday Morning Media/Grant Baciocco

For Reading Out Loud
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, The Late Benjamin Franklin

For Reading Out Loud

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 25:06


Mark Twain in high spirits tonight with “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” and “The Late Benjamin Franklin.”

The Daily Good
Episode 405: The UK approves an anti-Covid drug, a great Twain quote about kindness, France steps in to protect bookshops, the genius of Buster Keaton, the swingin’ sounds of Diana Krall, and more…

The Daily Good

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 20:54


Good News: A drug which can cut hospitalization or death rates from Covid-19 in HALF has been approved for use in the UK, Link HERE. The Good Word: A brilliant quote from Mark Twain on the universality of kindness… Good To Know: A pretty surprising bit of trivia about a very famous painting of George […]

英式英語一分鐘 with 蕭叔叔
EP 565 - Quotes from Mark Twain (4)

英式英語一分鐘 with 蕭叔叔

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 1:51


The Legion Clubhouse
Legion Clubhouse #109: Put the Genie Back in the Bottle!

The Legion Clubhouse

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 47:21


The genie can never be put back in the bottle... or can it? We also discover the origin of the Legion flight ring, and see what happens when Mark Twain meets your worst nightmare. It all happens in this episode of The Legion Clubhouse! Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron. It will help ensure The Major Spoilers Podcast continues far into the future! Join our Discord server and chat with fellow Spoilerites! (https://discord.gg/jWF9BbF) [caption id="attachment_648604" align="alignright" width="233"] You can purchase this issue via the comiXology/Amazon affiliate link[/caption] LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #267 "To Bottle A Genie!" September 1980 w: Gerry Conway a: Jimmy Janes Can even the Legion stop an evil genie gone rogue? [caption id="attachment_648605" align="alignright" width="233"] You can purchase this issue via the comiXology/Amazon affiliate link[/caption] LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #268 "LIfe After Life After LIfe" October 1980 w: J. M. DeMatteis a: Steve Ditko An immortal alien targets the Legion... for revenge!

Major Spoilers Podcast Network Master Feed
Legion Clubhouse #109: Put the Genie Back in the Bottle!

Major Spoilers Podcast Network Master Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 47:21


The genie can never be put back in the bottle... or can it? We also discover the origin of the Legion flight ring, and see what happens when Mark Twain meets your worst nightmare. It all happens in this episode of The Legion Clubhouse! Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron. It will help ensure The Major Spoilers Podcast continues far into the future! Join our Discord server and chat with fellow Spoilerites! (https://discord.gg/jWF9BbF) [caption id="attachment_648604" align="alignright" width="233"] You can purchase this issue via the comiXology/Amazon affiliate link[/caption] LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #267 "To Bottle A Genie!" September 1980 w: Gerry Conway a: Jimmy Janes Can even the Legion stop an evil genie gone rogue? [caption id="attachment_648605" align="alignright" width="233"] You can purchase this issue via the comiXology/Amazon affiliate link[/caption] LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #268 "LIfe After Life After LIfe" October 1980 w: J. M. DeMatteis a: Steve Ditko An immortal alien targets the Legion... for revenge!

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 11.04.21

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 57:33


Zinc might help to stave off respiratory infection symptoms and cut illness duration Western Sydney University (Australia), November 2, 2021   A zinc supplement might help stave off the symptoms of respiratory tract infections, such as coughing, congestion, and sore throat, and cut illness duration, suggests a pooled analysis of the available evidence, published in the open access journal BMJ Open. But the quality of the evidence on which these findings are based is variable, and it's not clear what an optimal formulation or dose of this nutrient might be, caution the researchers. Respiratory tract infections include colds, flu, sinusitis, pneumonia and COVID-19. Most infections clear up by themselves, but not all. And they often prove costly in terms of their impact on health services and time taken in sick leave. Zinc has a key role in immunity, inflammation, tissue injury, blood pressure and in tissue responses to lack of oxygen. As a result, it has generated considerable interest during the current pandemic for the possible prevention and treatment of COVID-19 infection. In response to calls for rapid evidence appraisals to inform self-care and clinical practice, the researchers evaluated zinc for the prevention and treatment of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, and other viral respiratory tract infections. When that review was published, the results of several relevant clinical trials weren't yet available, so this current review brings the available evidence up to date.  The review includes 28 clinical trials involving 5446 adults, published in 17 English and Chinese research databases up to August 2020. None of the trials specifically looked at the use of zinc for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19. The most common zinc formulations used were lozenges followed by nasal spraysand gels containing either zinc acetate or gluconate salts. Doses varied substantially, depending on the formulation and whether zinc was used for prevention or treatment. Pooled analysis of the results of 25 trials showed that compared with dummy treatment (placebo), zinc lozenges or nasal spray prevented 5 respiratory tract infections in 100 people a month. These effects were strongest for curbing the risk of developing more severe symptoms, such as fever and influenza-like illnesses. But this is based on only three studies. On average, symptoms cleared up 2 days earlier with the use of either a zinc spray or liquid formulation taken under the tongue (sublingual) than when a placebo was used. During the first week of illness, participants who used sublingual or nasal spray zinc were nearly twice as likely to recover as those who used placebo: 19 more adults out of 100 were likely to still have symptoms a week later if they didn't use zinc supplements.  While zinc wasn't associated with an easing in average daily symptom severity, it was associated with a clinically significant reduction in symptom severity on day 3.  Side effects, including nausea and mouth/nose irritation, were around 40% more likely among those using zinc, but no serious side effects were reported in the 25 trials that monitored them.  However, compared with placebo, sublingual zinc didn't reduce the risk of developing an infection or cold symptoms after inoculation with human rhinovirus, nor were there any differences in illness duration between those who used zinc supplements and those who didn't. Nor was the comparative effectiveness of different zinc formulations and doses clear. And the quality, size, and design of the included studies varied considerably. "The marginal benefits, strain specificity, drug resistance and potential risks of other over-the-counter and prescription medications makes zinc a viable 'natural' alternative for the self-management of non-specific [respiratory tract infections], the researchers write.  "[Zinc] also provides clinicians with a management option for patients who are desperate for faster recovery times and might be seeking an unnecessary antibiotic prescription," they add. "However, clinicians and consumers need to be aware that considerable uncertainty remains regarding the clinical efficacy of different zinc formulations, doses and administration routes, and the extent to which efficacy might be influenced by the ever changing epidemiology of the viruses that cause [respiratory tract infections]," they caution. And how exactly zinc might exert its therapeutic effects on respiratory infections, including COVID-19, warrants further research, they conclude.     Drinking alcohol to stay healthy? That might not work, says new study Ulrich John of University Medicine (Germany), November 2, 2021 Increased mortality risk among current alcohol abstainers might largely be explained by other factors, including previous alcohol or drug problems, daily smoking, and overall poor health, according to a new study publishing November 2nd in PLOS Medicine by Ulrich John of University Medicine Greifswald, Germany, and colleagues. Previous studies have suggested that people who abstain from alcohol have a higher mortality rate than those who drink low to moderate amounts of alcohol. In the new study, researchers used data on a random sample of 4,028 German adults who had participated in a standardized interview conducted between 1996 and 1997, when participants were 18 to 64 years old. Baseline data were available on alcohol drinking in the 12 months prior to the interview, as well as other information on health, alcohol and drug use. Mortality data were available from follow-up 20 years later. Among the study participants, 447 (11.10%) had not drunk any alcohol in the 12 months prior to the baseline interview. Of these abstainers, 405 (90.60%) were former alcohol consumers and 322 (72.04%) had one or more other risk factor for higher mortality rates, including a former alcohol-use disorder or risky alcohol consumption (35.40%), daily smoking (50.00%), or fair to poor self-rated health (10.51%). The 125 alcohol abstinent persons without these risk factors did not show a statistically significantly difference in total, cardiovascular or cancer mortality compared to low to moderate alcohol consumers, and those who had stayed alcohol abstinent throughout their life had a hazard ratio of 1.64 (95% CI 0.72-3.77) compared to low to moderate alcohol consumers after adjustment for age, sex and tobacco smoking. "The results support the view that people in the general population who currently are abstinent from alcohol do not necessarily have a shorter survival time than the population with low to moderate alcohol consumption," the authors say. "The findings speak against recommendations to drink alcohol for health reasons." John adds, "It has long been assumed that low to moderate alcohol consumption might have positive effects on health based on the finding that alcohol abstainers seemed to die earlier than low to moderate drinkers. We found that the majority of the abstainers had alcohol or drug problems, risky alcohol consumption, daily tobacco smoking or fair to poor health in their history, i.e., factors that predict early death."   Quercetin helps to reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer Univ. of Hawaii and Univ. of Southern California, November 1, 2021 Quercetin, which is found naturally in apples and onions, has been identified as one of the most beneficial flavonols in preventing and reducing the risk of pancreatic cancer. Although the overall risk was reduced among the study participants, smokers who consumed foods rich in flavonols had a significantly greater risk reduction. This study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, is the first of its kind to evaluate the effect of flavonols – compounds found specifically in plants – on developing pancreatic cancer. According to the research paper, “only a few prospective studies have investigated flavonols as risk factors for cancer, none of which has included pancreatic cancer. “ Researchers from Germany, the Univ. of Hawaii and Univ. of Southern California tracked food intake and health outcomes of 183,518 participants in the Multiethnic Cohort Study for eight years. The study evaluated the participants' food consumption and calculated the intake of the three flavonols quercetin, kaempferol, and myricetin. The analyses determined that flavonol intake does have an impact on the risk for developing pancreatic cancer. The most significant finding was among smokers. Smokers with the lowest intake of flavonols presented with the most pancreatic cancer. Smoking is an established risk factor for the often fatal pancreatic cancer, notes the research. Among the other findings were that women had the highest intake of total flavonols and seventy percent of the flavonol intake came from quercetin, linked to apple and onion consumption. It is believed that these compounds may have anticancer effects due to their ability to reduce oxidative stress and alter other cellular functions related to cancer development. “Unlike many of the dietary components, flavonols are concentrated in specific foods rather than in broader food groups, for example, in apples rather than in all fruit,” notes the research study. Previously, the most consistent inverse association was found between flavonols, especially quercetin in apples and lung cancer, as pointed out in this study. No other epidemiological flavonol studies have included evaluation of pancreatic cancer. While found in many plants, flavonols are found in high concentrations in apples, onions, tea, berries, kale, and broccoli. Quercetin is most plentiful in apples and onions.   Researcher explains the psychology of successful aging University of California at Los Angeles, November 2, 2021 Successful aging can be the norm, says UCLA psychology professor Alan Castel in his new book, "Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging" (Oxford University Press). Castel sees many inspiring role models of aging. French Impressionist Claude Monet, he notes, began his beloved water lily paintings at age 73. Castel cites hundreds of research studies, including his own, combined with personal accounts from older Americans, including Maya Angelou, Warren Buffett, John Wooden, Bob Newhart, Frank Gehry, David Letterman, Jack LaLanne, Jared Diamond, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, John Glenn and Vin Scully. Castel notes that architect Gehry designed conventional buildings and shopping malls early in his career, and decades later designed the creative buildings he would only dream about when he was younger. Others who did much of their best work when they were older include Mark Twain, Paul Cezanne, Frank Lloyd Wright, Robert Frost and Virginia Woolf, he writes. "There are a lot of myths about aging, and people often have negative stereotypes of what it means to get old," Castel said. "I have studied aging for two decades, and have seen many impressive role models of aging, as well as people who struggle in older age. This book provides both science behind what we can to do age well and role models of successful aging. While some books focus on how to try to prevent or delay aging, 'Better with Age' shows how we can age successfully and enjoy the benefits of old age. I have combined the lessons the psychology of aging teaches us with insights from some of the people who have succeeded in aging well." Castel cites a 1979 study by Harvard University social psychologist Ellen Langer in which men in their 70s and 80s went to a week-long retreat at a motel that was re-designed to reflect the décor and music from 1959. The men, who were all dependent on family members for their care, were more independent by the end of the week, and had significant improvements in their hearing, memory, strength and scores on intelligence tests. Some played catch with a football. One group of the men, who were told to behave like they were 20 years younger, showed greater flexibility, and even looked younger, according to observers who saw photos of them at the start and end of the week. In another study, researchers analyzed Catholic nuns' diary entries made in the 1930s and 1940s, when the nuns were in their 20s, and determined their level of happiness from these diaries. More than 50 years later, 75 percent of the most cheerful nuns survived to age 80, while only 40 percent of the least happy nuns survived to 80. The happiest nuns lived 10 years longer than the least happy nuns. Happiness increases our lives by four to 10 years, a recent research review suggested. "As an added bonus," Castel writes, "those additional years are likely to be happy ones." Successful aging involves being productive, mentally fit, and, most importantly, leading a meaningful life, Castel writes. What are the ingredients of staying sharp and aging successfully, a process which Castel says can start at any age? He has several recommendations. Tips for longevity Walking or other physical exercise is likely the best method to ensure brain and body health, Castel writes. In a large 2011 study, older adults were randomly assigned to a group that walked for 40 minutes three times a week or a stretching group for the same amount of time. After six months and again after one year, the walking group outperformed the stretching group on memory and cognitive functioning tests. Too much running, on the other hand, can lead to joint pain and injuries. In addition, after one year, those who walked 40 minutes a day three times a week showed a 2 percent increase in the volume of the hippocampus—an important brain region involved in memory. Typically, Castel notes, the hippocampus declines about 1 percent a year after age 50. "Walking actually appears to reverse the effects of aging," Castel says in the book. Balance exercises are proven to prevent falls, can keep us walking and may be the most essential training activity for older adults, Castel writes. Each year, more than two million older Americans go to the emergency room because of fall-related injuries. A 2014 British study found that people who could get up from a chair and sit back down more than 30 times in a minute were less likely to develop dementia and more likely to live longer than those who could not. A good balance exercise is standing on one leg with your eyes open for 60 seconds or more, and then on the other leg. Those who did poorly on this were found in a study to be at greater risk for stroke and dementia. Like walking, sleep is valuable free medicine. Studies have shown a connection between insomnia and the onset of dementia. People who speak more than one language are at reduced risk for developing dementia, research has shown; there is some evidence being bilingual or multilingual can offset dementia by five years, Castel writes. One study found that among people between 75 and 85, those who engaged in reading, playing board games, playing musical instruments and dancing had less dementia than those who did none of those activities. "Lifelong reading, especially in older age, may be one of the secrets to preserving mental ability," Castel writes. Set specific goals. Telling yourself to "eat healthy" is not very likely to cause a change; setting a goal of "eating fewer cookies after 7 p.m." is better. Similarly, "walk four days a week with a friend" is a more useful goal than "get more exercise" and "call a friend or family member every Friday morning" is better than "maintain friendships." How can we improve our memory? When Douglas Hegdahl was a 20-year-old prisoner of war in North Vietnam, he wanted to learn the names of other American prisoners. He memorized their names, capture dates, methods of capture and personal information of more than 250 prisoners to the tune of the nursey rhyme, "Old MacDonald Had a Farm." Today, more than four decades later, he can still recall all of their names, Castel writes. Social connections are also important. Rates of loneliness among older adults are increasing and chronic loneliness "poses as large a risk to long-term health and longevity as smoking cigarettes and may be twice as harmful for retirees as obesity," Castel writes. The number of Americans who say they have no close friends has roughly tripled in the last few decades. There is evidence that people with more social support tend to live longer than those who are more isolated, and that older adults who lead active social lives with others are less likely to develop dementia and have stronger immune systems to fight off diseases. "Staying sharp," Castel writes, "involves staying connected—and not to the Internet." A 2016 study focused on "super-agers"—people in their 70s whose memories are like those of people 40 years younger. Many of them said they worked hard at their jobs and their hobbies. The hard work was challenging, and not always pleasurable, leaving people sometimes feeling tired and frustrated. Some researchers believe this discomfort and frustration means you are challenging yourself in ways that will pay off in future brain and other health benefits. Research has shown that simply telling older adults they are taking a "wisdom test" rather than a "memory test" or "dementia screening" actually leads to better results on the identical memory test, Castel writes. If you are concerned about your memory, or that of a loved one, it may be wise to see a neurologist, Castel advises. Castel, 42, said he is struck by how many older adults vividly recall what is most important to them. As Castel quotes the Roman philosopher and statesman Cicero: "No old man forgets where he has hidden his treasure."     Researchers find phthalates in wide variety of fast foods George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, October 29, 2021 A team of researchers from The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, the Southwest Research Institute and the Chan School of Public Health, has found phthalates in a wide variety of fast foods. In their paper published in Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, the group describes how they collected samples of fast food from several restaurants and tested them for phthalates and other chemicals meant to replace them—and what they found. Phthalates are esters of phthalic acid and are commonly used to make plastic substances more flexible. Prior research has shown that they can also increase durability and longevity making them popular for plastics makers. Researchers have found that consumption of phthalates can disrupt the endocrine system and by extension levels of hormones in the body. Research has also shown that they can lead to asthma in children and increased obesity.  In this new effort, the researchers built on prior work they conducted looking at urine samples of volunteers where they found that those who ate more fast food, tended to have more phthalates in their system. To learn more about the link between fast food and phthalate levels, the researchers visited six fast food restaurants in and around San Antonio, Texas, and collected 64 food items to be used as test samples. They also asked for a pair of the plastic gloves that were used by food preparers at the same establishments and obtained three of them. In studying the food samples, the researchers found DnBP in 81% of the samples and DEHP in 70% of them. They also noted that the foods with the highest concentrations of phthalates were meat-based, such as cheeseburgers or burritos. The team also found DINCH, DEHT and DEHA, chemicals that have begun replacing phthalates in many of the samples they collected. They note that it is not known if such replacements are harmful to humans if ingested. The researchers did not attempt to find out how the phthalates were making their way into the fast foods but suspect it is likely from residue on rubber gloves used by cooks who prepare them. It is also possible, they note, that they are coming from plastic packaging.   Removing digital devices from the bedroom can improve sleep for children, teens Penn State University, November 2, 2021 Removing electronic media from the bedroom and encouraging a calming bedtime routine are among recommendations Penn State researchers outline in a recent manuscript on digital media and sleep in childhood and adolescence. The manuscript appears in the first-ever special supplement on this topic in Pediatricsa nd is based on previous studies that suggest the use of digital devices before bedtime leads to insufficient sleep. The recommendations, for clinicians and parents, are:   1. Make sleep a priority by talking with family members about the importance of sleep and healthy sleep expectations; 2. Encourage a bedtime routine that includes calming activities and avoids electronic media use; 3. Encourage families to remove all electronic devices from their child or teen's bedroom, including TVs, video games, computers, tablets and cell phones; 4. Talk with family members about the negative consequences of bright light in the evening on sleep; and 5. If a child or adolescent is exhibiting mood or behavioral problems, consider insufficient sleep as a contributing factor. "Recent reviews of scientific literature reveal that the vast majority of studies find evidence for an adverse association between screen-based media consumption and sleep health, primarily delayed bedtimes and reduced total sleep duration," said Orfeu Buxton, associate professor of biobehavioral health at Penn State and an author on the manuscript. The reasons behind this adverse association likely include time spent on screens replacing time spent sleeping; mental stimulation from media content; and the effects of light interrupting sleep cycles, according to the researchers. Buxton and other researchers are further exploring this topic. They are working to understand if media use affects the timing and duration of sleep among children and adolescents; the role of parenting and family practices; the links between screen time and sleep quality and tiredness; and the influence of light on circadian physiology and sleep health among children and adolescents.

The Daily Good
Episode 404: 4 Latin American nations create a massive new marine reserve, a potent Mark Twain quote, a new “Kindness Curriculum” for schools, the beauty of the Dingle Peninsula, a surprise jazz vocalist, and more…

The Daily Good

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 18:08


Good News: The largest marine protected reserve in the Western Hemisphere will be created, thanks to an agreement made at the COP26 conference in Glasgow, Link HERE. The Good Word: A truly powerful quote from Mark Twain. Good To Know: A quirky little story about Calvin Coolidge and a raccoon. Good News: The charitable organization […]

Caregiver Connection Podcast
Finding Your Caregiver Self-care Style: Part Three

Caregiver Connection Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 17:48


Do you really not have time to do things for yourself? Or is it because it isn't important for you to do? Listen to, or read, Episode 84 “Finding Your Caregiving Self-care Style: Part Three” and hear why I think it's hard for you to do things for yourself (it might surprise you). You'll also hear about two more self-care tools you can try to use and see if they will be a fit for you. Show Notes You don't have the time to do things to care for yourself. There's too much to do and you spend all of your time caring for your loved one. Self-care just isn't for you. I've had a lot of caregivers give me that as the reason why they can't care for themselves. Let's talk about making yourself a priority. Over the last two weeks, I've shown you how self-care is not only a requirement of every caregiver but also how it benefits the person you care for. Now you might be saying, there's just isn't any time. However, I think if you've listened to that last two episodes you'll see that self-care doesn't mean you have to go anywhere and it also doesn't have to take up a lot of time. It requires as much time as you will give yourself. That might be where the problem lies… making the time for yourself.  It is difficult for caregivers to “find time” to care for themselves because, let's face it, no one really values what you do as much as they should. Society doesn't value caregiving, business, and the government don't value it. Your social circles probably don't and your family might want to but don't really understand what you do.  You might not even understand what you do. You just know that at the end of doing it you are exhausted! If your community, your social circles, and family don't value your role and if you don't fully understand the value of what you do every day it will be extremely difficult for you to make yourself a priority… unless you are ready to make yourself a priority.  As sad as it sounds… if you can't make time for yourself no one else is really going to do it. They haven't yet, have they?  If, when you became a caregiver, everyone at the doctors' office flew into action to not only put together a care team for your loved one but also for yourself wouldn't that have given you the message that you matter and they need you.  If when you became a caregiver, your family and friends all banded together and fed your household for months, or came in to manage the house and all of your needs so that you could focus on caregiving, would that have been a signal that they know you matter and are needed?  If you would have instantaneously been given time off from work or options to have a hybrid work schedule or better yet paid to be a caregiver to your loved one, would you have realized that they value what you do? There are over 52 million caregivers in the United States. Every one of us provides care for a person that helps keep them alive in one way or another. What you do matters.  I know if we lived in a better world, not even a perfect world, it would be easier for you to step into your role as a caregiver. If you were able to do that it would be that much easier for you to take time off for yourself without needing to justify why or explain how or worry that someone would judge you.  But we don't live in that world. So you have a choice. You can continue to fall apart under the stress of caregiving and struggle through life. Or you can wake up and realize how important caregiving is and understand how it is a requirement of that role to be able to show up for it every day as the best person you can be.  That can't happen if you don't take care of yourself. So if you say you don't have time… I say that's an excuse… not a reason. Everyone has a couple of minutes each day. I understand that can be upsetting to hear, but you know that's true.  It's a struggle for all of us to make ourselves a priority all the time. The difference is, for those of us who have figured out our worth and learned to care for ourselves as well as our loved one, we come back to it as quickly as possible because we know it is our duty. We owe it to ourselves just as much as to the people we live with. Caring for ourselves has to happen. You just have to find what works for you. That's why we have two last options to try. Over the past two episodes, I covered how to slow down, take a step away from the house, connect with other people and find comfort. Send me an email or post in the FB group and tell me if any of those worked for you or if you have any questions. The link to do that is on the website page for this episode.  Self-care tool #5 Thought  Have you ever heard the expression “You are what you think?” Or as Mark Twain wrote: “Life consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that is forever flowing through one's head.” Your perspective on life is forever created by how you think and the story you have of yourself. I find that the more stressed I am and the harder caregiving is for me the grumpier my thoughts get. Well they start out grumpy and then if left unchecked they grow into being irritated, to frustrated, to angry. As I get increasingly irritated, how I perceive things and how I respond or react to them reflects that. So if someone cuts me off while I'm driving I would respond with not even caring, on a good day, to fuming and reacting, on a day, when my thought process and mood are angry.  This is where meditation, prayer, and affirmations come into play. I get it if this isn't your thing, but I'll tell you that it is powerful and might be something you look into if you are interested. Meditation and prayer are ways for you to shift your mindset. If you've ever done it before, you might realize that it makes your breathing slower and deeper and you feel a sense of clarity and calm when you're done. Taping into your spirituality can be a way you support yourself. Taking the time to meditate is the perfect way to start your day. I have a couple of meditations that I send out to people and if you'd like to try them out go to the show notes for this episode and I'll have the links for them at the bottom.  Affirmations affect your mindset in a different way. If you are what you think, and meditation and prayer help you clear your mind, affirmations are how you change the ongoing message you always have in your head. Having one thing you say every morning that gives you strength or tells you that you can take on the day can be powerful and it is definitely better than waking up and telling yourself that this day is going to suck. Waking up and saying “I got this” sets you up with the potential to have a great day. Saying it's going to be a bad day leaves no room for positivity.  The point here is, you have full control of what you think of and how you react to life. You might not feel like you do, but you do. I'm not asking you to wake up tomorrow and try to put a positive spin on everything. What I'm suggesting is if you normally wake up already hating the day before it begins consider being open to the possibility that it can be better than expected. You might find that you feel a little bit lighter and a little bit happier.  When you walk around feeling negative about everything you are giving your body a signal that things are wrong and it puts your nervous system in a chronic state of stress. Two episodes back we already established that chronic stress contributes to disease and that self-care's goal is to protect your wellbeing. So trying to change your mindset is a good way to work towards finding positivity in your day.  Self Care Tool #6 Your Breath Now moving on to the last tool for now… How angry does it make you when someone tells you to just breathe. I feel it too sometimes, but what they are telling you comes from a place of truth.  Most of us breathe shallow breaths. Our chests move just a little. Stop and check for a quick second to see what your body is doing right now. Just short breaths, right. Maybe when we get angry or exert ourselves the shoulders will move up and down as well. These are called shallow breaths because you are hardly filling your lungs at all. This means you don't bring in good amounts of oxygen.  Now, with a full deep breath you start to tell your body it can relax. The muscles and organs that move with that deep inhale signal to the body that it can turn off that fight or flight mode it's usually stuck in, and turn on rest and digest which helps with blood flow throughout the body, slows the heart rate and releases tension.  Breathing is important for your health. Shallow breathing gives you subpar amounts of oxygen and deep breaths not only allow for a better blood/oxygen exchange but also have a positive effect on the nervous system.  If we are using the dictionary definition of self-care then deep breathing is a way to protect both your well-being and happiness.  The best way for me to explain breathing is to teach you. Here we go… Stop what you're doing, if you can. If you're driving or walking be careful and make sure to stay focused on staying safe.  First I want you to notice how you're feeling right now. Are you stressed out, anxious, irritated? Are you having just an ok day with the possibility for it to go bad? Are you kinda happy? No need to judge what you're feeling I just want you to notice. I also want you to be real about your health. We all have to breathe to live but some of us have difficulty breathing, maybe it's asthma or COPD, just know that you have to only do what feels comfortable. Also, a change in the way you breathe can cause anxiety. So take it slow and do what you can. Now, Wherever you are, no matter if you are sitting or standing, pretend you're a superhero. Imagine you are in that power pose with your shoulders rolled back a little and your chest puffed out a little. Go ahead and do it, no one is going to notice. You'll probably feel like you grew maybe an inch because now you're back is a little straighter.  Good! Now I want you to think of a scent you like. Something you like the smell of. Maybe it's warm cookies or Cinnamon. Maybe you like the smell of a specific flower or the soap your mom used to buy when you were little. Now I want you to imagine that thing is in the other room and you just realized you can smell it a little. You're not sure they're making cookies in the kitchen but you just got a whiff of something that makes you think they are. So you're going to breathe a little bit deeper so you can smell it a little bit better. Breathe the scent in nice and slow. Maybe the magnolia trees or the lilac bushes are flowering and the window is open. Just far enough away that you really have to take a deep breath through your nose to smell it.  After you breathe in don't force the air back out. Just let it out as calmly as you brought it in. Now do that a couple of more times. Just trying to smell that smell.  Now, if you can, I'd like for you to put one hand on your belly. Is it moving at least a little when you breathe in? If not, try to relax your stomach a little bit more. With your hand on your belly I want you to breathe as if you are trying to bring that smell as deep into your lungs as you can. You might start to feel your ribs move. Try to keep your shoulders relaxed. When you bring in a deep breath your belly opens out to make space for the breath. Ignore whatever love/hate relationship you have with your belly. If, when you breathe in you feel your belly wants to move… let it move. If you aren't walking or driving and you feel like you want to close your eyes, then let them close.  Keep breathing… Deep breath in. Deep breath out.  Ok, you've been breathing for just a couple of minutes. I want you to check to see how you feel compared to how you felt before we started.  Do you feel any calmer?  You see… when you breathe deep breaths organs, tissue and muscles move inside your body. Your lungs and ribs move, you probably felt that. There is a muscle called the diaphragm that separates your lungs from your intestine and stomach. That moves when you breathe in deep and when you let your belly go it makes room for your lungs and your diaphragm to move down in the direction of your hips. When your diaphragm moves it runs along a nerve (called the vagus nerve) that runs up through your body and into your brain. This nerve is what controls your body's ability to relax. It's what switches your brain into that rest and digest and out of the fight or flight you are always in.  Deep breathing protects your well-being. Breathing in general is a requirement for staying alive. It's something you take with you wherever you go. No one thinks twice about breathing so when you start to control it and use it as a tool it becomes powerful. You have it with you all the time and it's always under your control. It doesn't matter if you are waiting in a long line at the grocery store or sitting in your child's oncologist's office you can use it to your benefit. Self-care needs to be done with your health and happiness in mind. It can't be something that drains energy from you or not be completely focused on what you need. You need to remember that it is essential for you to care for yourself. Caring for yourself or taking a break isn't something that should make you feel guilty or ashamed of because it benefits the person you care for as well.   A healthier, happier you allows you to love your life as a caregiver. It just has to be important enough for you to do it.  You now have six different ways to care for yourself. All you need to do is find one that you like to do and will do all the time. This is how you begin to take care of yourself, just one moment at a time, one day at a time.  If you would like more help with the process of finding the kind of self-care that works for you download the pdf on the webpage for this episode at www.loveyourcaregivinglife.com

英式英語一分鐘 with 蕭叔叔
EP 564 - Quotes from Mark Twain (3)

英式英語一分鐘 with 蕭叔叔

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 2:14


Skylight Books Author Reading Series
SKYLIT: Erin Osmon, ”JOHN PRINE (33 1/3)” w/ Steven Hyden

Skylight Books Author Reading Series

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 41:43


He is known as the Mark Twain of American songwriting, a man who transformed the everyday happenings of regular people into plainly profound statements on war, industrialization, religion, and the human condition. Marking the 50th anniversary of the album's release, John Prine chronicles the legendary singer-songwriter's Middle American provenance, and his remarkable ascent from singing mailman to celebrated son of Chicago."Illegal Smile," "Hello in There," "Sam Stone," "Paradise," "Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore," "Far from Me," "Donald and Lydia," and "Angel from Montgomery" are considered standards in the American Songbook, covered by legions of Prine's peers and admirers. Through original interviews, exhaustive research, and incisive commentary, author Erin Osmon paints an in-depth portrait of the people, places, and experiences that inspired Prine's landmark debut.   Erin discusses her entry in the 33 1/3 series with music author/journalist Steven Hyden. _______________________________________________   Produced by Maddie Gobbo, Lance Morgan, Natalie Freeman, & Michael Kowaleski. Theme: "I Love All My Friends," an unreleased demo by Fragile Gang. Visit https://www.skylightbooks.com/event for future offerings from the Skylight Books Events team.

The Daily Good
Episode 403: A great communal farm in Utrecht, a brilliant Mark Twain quote, the beauty of Ireland’s Baltimore, the brilliance of Bing Crosby in two contexts, and more…

The Daily Good

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 17:37


Good News: The Dutch city of Utrecht is home to a brilliant social experiment called The Allotment, which combines an organic farm with a cafe and some forward-thinking employment practices, Link HERE. The Good Word: A truly brilliant quote from Mark Twain. Good To Know: Some frankly shocking trivia about President Ulysses S. Grant… Good […]

SkyPilot: Faith Quest
87 - What Was Mark Twain Afraid to Print?

SkyPilot: Faith Quest

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 13:20


Mark Twain was an author, humorist, and a courageous voice of change in a tumultuous time in our nation's history. With as often as he spoke on the contentious subjects of the day, it would be easy to see him as a man who lived without fear regarding the consequence of his words.  But there was one story that he wrote that was considered so potentially incendiary he chose to not publish it for fear of the public's reaction. This episode is the reading of that story. ——————————-———————————————————————————Have a spiritual, theological, or religious question you would like me to tackle?Contact me via email:    Dan@skypilot.zoneAnd be sure to check me out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SkyPilotFaithQuest...........................................................................................Music: Composed for SkyPilot: Faith Quest by Arlan Sunnarborg

英式英語一分鐘 with 蕭叔叔
EP 563 - Quotes from Mark Twain (2)

英式英語一分鐘 with 蕭叔叔

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 1:54


The Daily Good
Episode 402: Michael J. Fox’s great fundraising against Parkinson’s, a brilliant Twain quote, great news about green power in the EU, some brilliance from Phil Rosenthal, the vocals of Louis Armstrong, and more…

The Daily Good

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 18:33


Good News: Michael J. Fox has raised over 1.5 BILLION dollars to find therapies and a cure for Parkinson’s Disease over the years, Link HERE. The Good Word: A very timely quote from Mark Twain for today! Good To Know: A hilarious bit of trivia about President Harry Truman… Good News: For the first time […]

The BHHcast
Josh Sneed

The BHHcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 36:54


Ever thought about hiring random children to show up to your buddy's funeral and weep at the coffin while crying out Daddy? Or, have you considered who you would want as your celebrity groomsman or pallbearer? And, when you go to prison do you choose top bunk or bottom bunk?  These questions and many more are answered by our guest, comedian Josh Sneed. A native of Cincinnati, Josh is forced to decide for which mascot he would trade the Queen City's beloved hippopotamus, Fiona, and whether Mark Twain was dissing Cincy when he suggested the city is always 20 years behind the times. Which product does he describe as the brown paper bag for middle class white men?  Tune in to the episode to find out. Josh is an acclaimed, nationally touring comedian who has performed at famed festivals around the world such as the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and the Aspen Comedy Festival. He can be seen on Comedy Central and heard on The Bob & Tom Show and satellite radio. Website: https://www.joshsneed.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoshSneedInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/joshsneed/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoshSneed/Please consider posting a five star review for the BHHcast on Apple Podcasts and subscribing to the show (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bhhcast/id1549417661)  as well as Following the BHHcast on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/7aeFsyTsoLF46pkY4eeybN).Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bhhcast)

英式英語一分鐘 with 蕭叔叔
EP 562 - Quotes from Mark Twain (1)

英式英語一分鐘 with 蕭叔叔

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 2:02


The Daily Good
Episode 401: A startlingly positive discovery about tap water, more wisdom from Mark Twain, advances in Sierra Leone’s power supply, the beauty of Dublin, the genius of Kurt Elling, and more…

The Daily Good

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 19:06


Good News: New research shows that tap water (NOT pure water!) has a way of reacting with plastics to keep them from breaking down into harmful micro plastics, Link HERE. The Good Word: A classic quote from Mark Twain! Good To Know: A genuinely surprising bit of trivia about President Rutherford B. Hayes… Good News: […]

Make It Plain with Mark Thompson
Virginia, Toni Morrison, and Mark Twain

Make It Plain with Mark Thompson

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 48:38


What is the connection between the Virginia governor's race, Toni Morrison, and Mark Twain? Those are the ties made in today's conversation with James Henry Harris, Distinguished Professor of Homiletics and Pastoral Theology and a research scholar in religion and humanities at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. He's also author of the book “N: My Encounter with Racism and the Forbidden Word in An American Classic,” a memoir recounting a semester spent in a graduate course studying Mark Twain's “Huckleberry Finn,” where the n-word is used more than 200 times, which granted a sort of permission to the white professor and students (Harris was the only Black student) to freely use the unabbreviated version of the word themselves. This experience acts as the foundation for today's conversation, which examines the intersection of Toni Morrison's own studies (and support) of Mark Twain and his work, and how the effort to ban her work is being used by the Republican gubernatorial candidate in Virginia. BUY James Henry Harris' book here: https://www.amazon.com/Encounter-Racism-Forbidden-American-Classic/dp/1506479162 Executive Producer: Adell Coleman Producer: Brittany Temple Distributor: DCP Entertainment For additional content: makeitplain.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Happy & Holy
Acts 3-4 | Scott Walters & Heather Lobe Johnson

Happy & Holy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 63:08


Today I'm joined by Scott Walters and Heather Lobe Johnson. And the three of us talk about what it means to actually see people, how the Holy Spirit impacts the character development of Peter, and what radical prayer and generosity looked like in the early church.Scott Walters is Professor Emeritus of Drama at the University of North Carolina Asheville, where he taught theatre history, play analysis, and directing for more than 20 years. He is the author of several articles in American Theatre Magazine, co-authored Introduction to Play Analysis and most recently edited and published Mark Twain & Me: Unlearning Racism by his mentor and friend Calvin Pritner. In addition to teaching at UNC Asheville, he also spent many years teaching in prisons near Asheville. Since retiring in 2020, he has been contemplating continuing his prison teaching and prison ministry.Heather Lobe Johnson is a writer, speaker, and worship leader who believes God can redeem the most broken parts of our stories. She hosts the Take These Ashes podcast, loves a good chai latte, and lives in the mountains of Southwest Virginia with her husband and two boys. Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/take-these-ashes/id1529645880Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heatherlobejohnson/If you enjoyed our discussion, I'd love if you would rate + review on your favorite podcast player. This helps more people to find the show and learn with us. Then come on over to social media and let's talk about it! You can find me on Instagram @kateboyd.co and on Twitter @thekateboyd. And don't forget to check the show notes to find and follow today's contributors as well. Thank YOU for joining us, and I'll see you next time.If you're a Messy Middle Christian like me and you're looking for a safe space to explore your faith, then the Messy Middle Christian patreon is the way to go. If you've listened to the show before, you know we like bunny trails and rabbit holes related to the Bible, Christian history, and how faith and life collide in unique ways. In this patreon community, you can get access to weekly bunny trails - curated content to explore something new - and monthly rabbit holes where I or some friends teach you about the many sides you can take on a Christian doctrine, themes and fun facts about books of the Bible, and deep dives into topics or concepts from the Bible or church life today. Plus you get the safety of a community doing the same thing right beside you. You can join for as little as $5/month and get curated adventures to discover more about what it means to follow Jesus in the messy middle. Learn more at patreon.com/messymiddlechristians

The Apple Seed
Halloween with The Apple Seed

The Apple Seed

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 56:50


Welcome to The Apple Seed! Some time filled with stories for you and your family. Since 2013 we've been bringing you tall tales, personal tales, fairy tales, historical tales and more. All kinds of tales, from all kinds of tellers. Halloween has a little something for all of us! If you like getting dressed up in fun costumes, Halloween gives you the perfect reason to do so. If you like playing silly pranks on your family members or friends, it provides you with a perfect opportunity to do so. If you just really like candy, this holiday is for you, too. Whatever your reason for liking Halloween, we've got some great and gently spooky stories for you on this episode of The Apple Seed. On today's episode, enjoy the following: "La Llorona - The Weeping Woman" by Antonio Sacre from Water Torture, the Barking Mouse, and Other Tales of Wonder (1:15) "A Ghost Story" by Mark Twain performed by The Apple Seed Reader's Theatre (15:54) The Daily Mix: "The Mummy" with Cole Wissinger "Scary Story" by Samantha Daynes (37:51) "The Titanic and the Mummy's Curse" by David Holt from Mostly Ghostly Stories (40:02) "Bloody Finger" by Big Joe Pagliuca from Spooky Ooky (48:52)

The Daily Good
Episode 400! Paris takes more steps to make the city cycle-friendly, TWO great Mark Twain quotes, an iconic LA-area Italian restaurant, the jump-blues genius of Stompy Jones, and more…

The Daily Good

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 20:29


Good News: Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo is moving ahead with the next phase of her plans to make the city even more friendly to pedestrians and cyclists, Link HERE. The Good Word: Two great quotes to wrap up our week with the wit and wisdom of Mark Twain. Good To Know: A truly odd fact […]

The Daily Good
Episode 399: Edible London connects urban farms with the needy, a great Twain quote, the New York Public Library system eliminates late fees, Wynonie Harris shouts some jump blues, and more…

The Daily Good

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 18:51


Good News: A young man in London had made a million meal’s-worth of farmed food during the pandemic as part of his project, Edible London! Find out more HERE. The Good Word: Another fantastic quote from Mark Twain! Good To Know: A two-fer of trivia about U.S. president Zachary Taylor. Good News: The New York […]

How We'll Live Podcast
Dalton Combs, PhD. Pt 2 the What, Why, and How with Intermittent Fasting

How We'll Live Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 48:48


Quote of the Week:  "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain  In this episode, we learned about..   How studying neuroscience and behavior change helped Dalton break into Intermittent Fasting  What intermittent fasting is, different types of fasting windows, the benefits, and how to do it  What metabolic fitness is and why it's so important and helpful in avoiding metabolic syndromes Why defining your goals and intentions are so important if you're going to make this lifestyle change  How Temper, his fasting mint works by using Citravarian which contains the cannabinoid THCV   LINKS:  Temper on Instagram Temper Website   Follow me on Instagram   LOVING & LEARNING Ed Mylett on The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast Roccoco Products  

Daily Fire with John Lee Dumas
Mark Twain shares some DAILY FIRE

Daily Fire with John Lee Dumas

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 1:17


Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.~Mark Twain Check out John Lee Dumas' award winning Podcast Entrepreneurs on Fire on your favorite podcast directory. For world class free courses and resources to help you on your Entrepreneurial journey visit EOFire.com

Paranormal Punchers
Ep. 124 - The House of Death

Paranormal Punchers

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 57:04


The House of Death has a very beautiful and charming exterior, but on the inside of this brownstone home in Greenwich Village, it is riddled with spirits that apparently will not leave. Since its construction in the 1850s, twenty-two people have reportedly died in this home. There have been several notable residents that have lived here, including Mark Twain who evidently is one of the spirits seen here in a white suit near the staircase. When Jan Bryant Bartell lived here in 1957, she witnessed and felt some of the psychic phenomenon, and invited a medium and paranormal investigator into the home to find out what was still residing there. The medium felt that there was something or many things dead under the floorboards and became possessed by the spirit of one of the entities that told them they were never going to leave. The paranormal experiences of the House of Death have apparently spread to neighboring houses on the street. Many have seen flickering lights and witnessed a woman in a long gown roaming down hallways as well as a disappearing gray cat. But ever since a grisly murder of a young girl occurred in the house in 1987, the paranormal activity has quieted down leading many to believe that perhaps the horrible act was just too much for the spirits to handle.Join us on episode 124 to hear more about the House of Death!Sources: 6sqft.com, nyghosts.com, boroughsofthedead.com, themorbidlibrary.com, portablenycblog.com, nypost.com ###Follow Us:https://www.paranormalpunchers.comhttps://twitter.com/ppunchershttps://instagram.com/paranormalpunchershttps://www.facebook.com/paranormalpunchersSupport the Show:https://www.teepublic.com/stores/paranormal-punchershttps://www.patreon.com/paranormalpunchers