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Our second preview podcast for the 2023 Women's World Championship, held across Scandinavia. We cast an eye over Groups A to D and speak to TV2 Norge's Anja Borg about the opening night in Stavanger and the big topics surrounding the reigning champions.
It's time for the 2023 Women's World Championship, held across Scandinavia, and we're bringing you two preview podcasts. First up, we look at Groups E to H and speak to Playmaker WH's Laura Agena about the South American participants and their chances of making a splash.
Philip Lufolk is a blacksmith in Storvik, Sweden inspired by the archeology & mythology of Scandinavia. We begin on the role of the Viking blacksmith & how bog iron was processed. Philip describes objects & jewelry that he forges based on historical artifacts: the seeress' völva staff; a charm known as a Thor's hammer; a landowner's Viking key; and oath rings inscribed with law. We switch to mythology with the tale of Mjölnir [Thor's hammer] & the rest of the gods' treasures, fashioned by the industrious & highly-skilled dwarves. Then there's the vengeful blacksmith, Völund. We discuss burial mounds & rock art: picture stones, rune stones & a petroglyph just outside of Oslo's city center. Approaching the end Philip tells an archaic divination technique called Årsgång or "The Year Walk." Follow Lufolk on Instagram and check out his wares at Lufolk.com. Reading excerpts from The Viking Spirit: An Introduction to Norse Mythology & Religion by Daniel McCoyMusic provided by Lyre of the Crossroads"Sigurd and Fafnir'"Written & Performed by Lyre of the Crossroads"Bass Jouhikko / Basssharpa / Bass Tagelharpa"Written & Performed by Lyre of the Crossroads"Helm of Awe"Written & Performed by Lyre of the Crossroads"Talharpa/Tagelharpa/Stråkharpa"Written & Performed by Lyre of the CrossroadsSupport Our Numinous Nature on Patreon.Follow Our Numinous Nature & my naturalist illustrations on InstagramCheck out my shop of shirts, prints, and books featuring my artContact: email@example.com
Host Paul O'Mahony is joined this week by The Local's Becky Waterton and Richard Orange, and we also have an interview with Northern Lights tour operator Chad Blakley.___Sign up for IoT Talks 2023. Presented by Tele2 IoT___Here are links to some of the stories we discuss:Eurovision How to get tickets for Eurovision in MalmöHow much can I charge if I rent out my home on Airbnb in Sweden?Permanent residency EXPLAINED: What do we know about Sweden's plans to withdraw permanent residency?Flat hierarchies OPINION: Why Sweden's flat hierarchy can make people seem boringLife expectancy IN DATA: Why do people in Stockholm live the longest lives in Scandinavia?Northern Lights‘I found the American dream in Swedish Lapland'How to take the best pictures of the Northern LightsPoliticsLeft Party and Sweden Democrat congressesHow to take the best pictures of the Northern LightsCost of LivingSweden's central bank leaves interest rate unchangedSwedish food prices 26 percent higher than two years ago – which items are worst affected?How much will life in Sweden cost you in 2024?
James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the apparent disconnect between what the numbers are telling us about the economy, which is that it is doing pretty well, and the negative view of the economy that is reflected in recent polling and just general sentiment (1:57). The guys also react to new evidence that confirms that the Vikings were traveling back and forth to North America up to 500 years before Columbus (45:54). Economic Viewpoints: Retail Sales Dip, But Consumers Keep Spending (US Chamber of Commerce)CNN Poll: Half of Americans think the economy is getting worse, despite months of stronger economic news (CNN)The Share of Americans Who Are Mortgage-Free Is at an All-Time High (Bloomberg)Never Mind the 1%. Mini-Millionaires Are Where Wealth Is Growing Fastest (WSJ) (Apple News Link) How the American middle class has changed in the past five decades (Pew Research Center)Javier Milei, a Self-Described Anarcho-Capitalist, Is Elected President of Argentina (WSJ) (Apple News Link)A Stunning Discovery Proves That Vikings Reached the Americas Before Columbus (Popular Mechanics)
What can we expect in our Frozen land, The Kingdom of Arendelle, when it opens in Disneyland Paris sometime in 2025? Well, there was a great preview this week from Hong Kong Disneyland, which opened its World of Frozen on the 20th of November 2023. With Tokyo Disney Resort following in June 2024, a smaller Frozen land as part of their Fantasy Springs expansion, Marq and Beth carefully examine the evidence and weigh the possibilities against their own chaos of speculations. Join us on this ride through a wormhole and back as we skate the icy lake of predictions and opinion around Walt Disney Studios' version of Arendelle. Our pre-emptive apologies to the people of Scandinavia. There's also Disneyland Paris news and another edition of Love Our Listeners (L.O.L.) with letters from Jen and Ollie. Feel free to follow Dedicated to DLP on Instagram and FaceBook , or send your listener mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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In part 3 of this 7 part series from the Adventure Games Podcast, Seoirse goes on a (virtual) journey to some of the coldest and most remote locations in the world all through adventure and narrative games. In this series we will be talking about some of the most wintry narrative games that you can play from the comfort of your own home. So light the fire, grab a blanket and a hot cocoa (or beverage of your choice) and join us as this week we head to Scandinavia & Nordic Countries.Time StampsIntro (00:00:27)Island of Winds (00:01:29)The Fidelio Incident (00:06:24)Indiana Jones: Fate of Atlantis (00:11:15)Skabma Snowfall (00:13:48)Röki (00:20:08)The M/S Cornelia II Incident (00:25:25)Gerda: A Flame in Winter & Gerda: Liva's Story (00:27:53)Games MentionedIsland of Winds Official SiteThe Fidelio Incident Official SiteIndiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis Steam Page GOG PageSkabma Snowfall Official SiteRöki Official SiteThe M/S Cornelia II IncidentGerda: A Flame in Winter Official SiteAdventure Games Podcast Official SiteThis episode was edited by Jared Parisis. You can check out his podcast where he interviews indie developers at Indie Games International below and wherever you listen to podcasts!Indie Games International Apple PodcastsLinks to Jared Parisis's interview with Deliver Us The Moon anywhere you listen to podcasts and below:SpotifyAppleAudibleGoogleIf you would like to stay up to date make sure you subscribe to the podcast. You can subscribe and listen to this podcast on Itunes and Spotify and all other major Podcast Platforms! You can also subscribe to our Youtube channel for extra video content such as video reviews, video interviews, trailers and gameplay.You can also support the podcast at our PatreonYou can review this podcast here: https://ratethispodcast.com/adventuregamespodcast You can also find this podcast on our social media below:Facebook Twitter Instagram DiscordYou can also find the RSS feed here: http://www.adventuregamespodcast.com/podcast?format=rssLogo created by Siobhan. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram Music is Speedy Delta (ID 917) by Lobo Loco and can be found here:http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lobo_Loco/Welcome/Speedy_Delta_ID_917_1724
Adam Hart investigates the largest terrestrial member of the weasel family – the wolverine. They're far more than just a superhero played by Hugh Jackman! With a reputation for gluttony and ferocity, these solitary killers use snowstorms to hunt much larger prey. Found in the snowy tundra and boreal forests of the Northern Hemisphere, their future looks uncertain – they've come into conflict with Scandinavian farmers by hunting their reindeer and are threatened by climate change in North America and Mongolia. But have we misunderstood wolverines? And can we learn to co-exist with them? Contributors: Rebecca Watters is founder and director of the Mongolian Wolverine Project, as well as the executive director of the Wolverine Foundation, a non-profit that's dedicated to advancing science-based conservation of wolverines. Jenny Mattisson is a researcher at the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, who is involved in the monitoring of wolverines in Scandinavia. She has studied interactions between wolverines and Eurasian lynx, as well as their predation of reindeer. Presenter: Professor Adam Hart Producer: Jonathan Blackwell Editor: Holly Squire Production Coordinator: Jonathan Harris Studio Manager: Donald MacDonald (Photo: Wolverine, Credit: Arterra/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
In this enlightening episode of 'American Potential,' host Jeff Crank welcomes Sarah Hetemi, Deputy State Director of Americans for Prosperity of Alaska, for a captivating discussion. Sarah, an immigrant from Norway, shares her unique and inspiring journey to the United States, highlighting the contrast between her experiences in Scandinavia and her life in Alaska. The conversation delves into the themes of freedom, opportunity, and the American Dream, as Sarah recounts her personal challenges and triumphs. From her initial struggles in Norway to her bold decision to relocate to Alaska, her story is a testament to the power of perseverance and the pursuit of liberty. This episode not only showcases Sarah's remarkable journey but also reflects on the broader implications of immigration and individualism in shaping the American experience. Check out American Potential here: https://americanpotential.com Check out our Spanish episodes here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8wSZydeKZ6uOuFlT_1QQ53L7l6AmC83c Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanPotentialPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/americanpotentialpodcast/ X: https://twitter.com/AMPotentialPod
We're off. The 2023-2024 winter kicks off with season opening races across Scandinavia, and the World Cup launches next week.Devon and Nat go old-school, no guests to recap a bevy of interesting results so far. Send us your comments, questions and criticism: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll be back next week.
Pagan Viking Sea Kings spend the 10th and 11th centuries morphing into Christian monarchs. But with rulers like Harald Bluetooth and Svein Forkbeard it's debatable whether things will be any less horrific for Scandinavia's neighbors
Another bonus episode as Brian Downey hits the road in to bring the music of Thin Lizzy back to Scandinavia! Brian, Phil Lynott and the boys were tremendously popular here in their heyday and Brian is brining his "Alive & Dangerous" band back to many of the Swedish cities and towns they visited over the next 10 days or so - make sure to get out and see one of Irish rock's biggest legends live! Full list of dates here: https://www.briandowneysaliveanddangerous.com/tour
Catching up with Michelle McGrath CEO of the ACA CiderCon 2024 takes place in Portland, Oregon, making it the perfect time to chat with the American Cider Association's CEO Michelle McGrath. The Northwest Cider Association is also involved helping with the cider tours on Monday and Tuesday and Oregon Cider Week! Who is Michelle McGrath? Why did your job title change from Ex Dir to CEO? The latter, is a typical of a for-profit organization title. Was this new title part of signifying a greater change for the ACA moving forward? What are the key services that the American Cider Association is providing to its membership? Who can join the American Cider Association? CEO Michelle's must attend (do not miss) recommendation for CiderCon 2024 CiderCon 2024 What is CiderCon? How do the host cities get chosen? This year it returns to Portland Oregon, for the first time since 2016. What can attendees expect with this site (physical overview) what is different from the downtown location in 2016. Planning Tips for getting the most out of CiderCon (or why should a business send themselves or their staff). Pre conference cider tours: Why arrive early and sign up for a cider tour? First Timers, Networking & Traveling alone to CiderCon – “how to stay in the loop” Learning Tracks at CiderCon Doing Business Better Making Amazing Cider Selling More Cider Growing bountiful Apples Exploring Cider's Flavor & Terroir International Guest at CiderCon There are a number of speakers from Sweden and Norway attending CiderCon 2024. Is this in keeping with highlighting a specific country or region as in past? Will there be any specific tasting sessions from the Nordic countries? CiderCon has become the largest conference in the world for the cider industry and this year it appears to spotlight more international speakers than ever before, from both Scandinavia and the UK. How do you recommend members or attendees who are focused on their US market to interpret the state of cider in America, if the pool of speakers is dominated by international guests. Is there a final closing toast that attendees can participate in, the Friday before heading home? Contact info for American Cider Association and CEO Website: https://ciderassociation.org/ CiderCon 2024 January 16th-19th, 2024 in Portland, Oregon CiderCon 2024 cider tours! go to https://ciderassociation.org/cidercon2024/2024-tours/ Oregon Cider Week January 13-21, 2024
Step into the shadowy realm of Not A Bomb podcast, where we usually dissect the celluloid carcasses of the biggest cinematic misfires, searching for a glimmer of redemption. Emphasis on "usually," for this time around, one of our own sleuths botched the job, opting for a flick that wasn't just a cash cow but a darling of both critics and the masses.In this Noirvember rendezvous, the fellas welcome back Josh from The VHS Files, delving into the foggy alleys of 2011's neo-noir opus - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Adapted from Stieg Larsson's tome and the 2009 rendition, this remake might just be the elusive phoenix that eclipses its predecessor. Maestro David Fincher paints a chiaroscuro masterpiece against the icy backdrop of Scandinavia, weaving a dark tapestry of neo-noir intrigue.Tune in as the crew navigates the labyrinth of why this film is so explosive, discovering along the way that our host, Brad, is a bit hazy on the premise of his own show. Witness accountability in the dim glow of the studio lights as they unravel the enigma of choices made in the noir shadows.The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) is directed by David FIncher and stars Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgard, Steven Berkoff, Robin Wright, Yorick van Wageningen, and Joely Richardson. Please sure to check out The VHS Files wherever you get you podcasts and subscribe to their YouTube channel - The VHS Files YouTube. Cast: Brad, Troy, Josh
This week in stepping into the 11 is Brianne Reed coming off a league title in the Melbourne NPL in Australia she relives the chase for the title and the long winding road to get there. Blossoming into a star at Rutgers University to winding up competing for minutes with Becky Sauerbrunn at FC Kansas City Brianne's career needed a change. Venturing across the world to Sweden with a mix of excitement and nerves she never looked back spending multiple seasons in Scandinavia and getting the much needed experience. She now sits down to share here story as it led her to Australia, the Dominican Republic National team, and where to next??Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/inthe11podSubscribe to the show: https://in-the-11.captivate.fm/Watch the show on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTIKaXh28XlDY-NaJEuCPJw?sub_confirmation=1Follow The show on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/inthe11pod/Follow the show on Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@inthe11pod?lang=enFollow Brianne: https://www.instagram.com/breeezy22_/Check Out The Players Network: https://www.instagram.com/theplayersnetwork_/
If I read that women have to cover up their beautiful body to prevent:Lust in the mind of horny malesRaping.Why not punish these rapists?In the UK they found out, that NUDIST BEACHES PREVENT RAPING!!!! In Sparta the males loved more the males than the women! The women worn shirts with an open slot located on the vagina... The Sparta women wanted to have sex and were exposing their vagina all the time!The exposed vagina became boring... I have lived in a French nudist/tantra area for 2 months and the nude girls became boring ...When the girls put on some cloth around their body to cover up their breast and vagina, they became sexier and more attractive!In Scandinavia even the parents encourage their daughters to invite males in their bed during the night… Because the parents want that their daughter get kids.But the daughters are not interested in having sex. For the males is a bottle whiskey more attractive than the girls!What is not permitted becomes boring! How much prove I should deliver more?Now, we look on the religious aspects:The Religions tell us: 1. To expose our nude body or our sexual organs is sinful.O God, all animals are sinful! Are the people perverse through their religious upbringing?My family was perverse, because we were all nudists? 2. To enjoy sex is bad.For whom, - for the monks, priests and old people? Because they should not/cannot have sex. So, it is also bad for all other people?!I have read the Bible, Hindu and the Islamic scripture …Still, it is correct that the males/females are thinking all the time conscious or unconscious of having sex. And that has proved Freud. Because it must be so, nature needs kids! What is bad on that? Our judging? Or that the Religions can exploit us with our bad conscious that sex must be bad because we are sex driven? Without our sex drive there would be no kids… Everything is okay only the Religions are wrong! My Video: What we hide becomes more attractive https://youtu.be/hFusNA3Ey6IMy Audio: https://divinesuccess.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/Podcast1/What-we-hide-becomes-more-attractive.mp3
Nuestra travesía de Persia a Escandinavia no es en línea recta. Pasamos por tierras y músicas kurdas y magrebíes, por un Londres y un Seattle con resonancias globales, para solazarnos finalmente con unas cuantas novedades musicales nórdicas. Hablamos en nuestras #Mundofonews también de eventos musicales globales que tienen lugar en torno a estos días, como el Festîval Kurdistan, en Hamburgo; Visa for Music, en Rabat, o Mundial Montreal. Our journey from Persia to Scandinavia is not a straight line. We pass through Kurdish and Maghrebi lands and music, through a London and a Seattle with global resonances, to finally delight ourselves with a bunch of Nordic musical new releases. We also talk in our #Mundofonews about global music events taking place around these days, such as the Festîval Kurdistan, in Hamburg; Visa for Music, in Rabat, or Mundial Montreal. Badieh - Yar golakom [+ Ehsan Nasibi, Golnaz Hariri, Erfan Homayouni & Puriya Bahrami] - Badieh II Saîdê Goyî - Ezim mem o welat zîn e - Jinê Snitra - Tjemmret errouh - Tjemmret errouh [single] Don Kipper - Utopia - Always can't go on forever Kultur Shock - Duna - Acoustic live Johanna Juhola - Alarm - A brighter future Jaakko Laitinen & Lapin Lisä - Tornionlaakson humppa - Lapin lisä Knudsen & Syrjälä - Paimenlaulu - Talende strenger / Kertovat kielet Emmi Kuittinen - Suru marssii - Surun synty (Knudsen & Syrjälä - Halling - Talende strenger / Kertovat kielet)´ 📸 Don Kipper #Mundofonews: Festîval Kurdistan Visa for Music Mundial Montréal
Label: Colossus 112Year: 1970Condition: MPrice: $16.00Here's a beautiful copy of this unforgettably catchy hit single from the Netherlands group headed by Johannes Bouwens. The A side is specially edited from a 4:20 album track, and the B side is a non-album cut. Have a listen to the mp3 "snippet" of this incredibly popular song... the audio is amazing! By the way, this group was part of a mini-invasion of pop bands from Northern Europe & Scandinavia starting in 1970 that included: Shocking Blue (Holland) Blue Swede (Sweden) Harpo (Sweden) The Cats (Holland) Mouth & McNeal (Holland) Focus (Holland) Tee Set (Holland) Gasolin' (Denmark), and, of course, Abba (Sweden) Except for Abba, the invasion was brief, but vivid. Note: This beautiful 45 has a small 1 inch segment of vinyl fading from storage, which in no way effects the stunning Mint audio! The record appears new and unplayed. (Labels, Vinyl, Audio).
Today, I'm talking to chef Vikram Garg from UMI by Vikram Garg, located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Raised in India, Garg was trained in the French-style of culinary arts, providing him with the knowledge of classic techniques. With influences from Japan, the Middle East, Scandinavia, and Hawaii, he seamlessly merges international influences with the bounty of the sea to bring guests a Michelin-level dining experience. You'll hear about the beginnings of his culinary journey from his childhood home in India to his experiences abroad. He shares the global influences that inspired his creative artistry and takes you behind the scenes to understand the mouthwatering depths of flavor that grace his restaurant menu. What you'll learn from Chef Vikram Garg The foods that remind him of his childhood in India 3:12What drove him to become a chef 3:59How he moved through the ranks 5:56Differences between hotel restaurants and going independent 8:26How his culinary style was shaped 11:22Flavors he's picked up from around the world 12:20How Japanese simplicity figures into his menu 13:37The philosophy of UMI by Vikram Garg 14:17Understanding how food is connected to memories 16:59An example of how one dish combines multiple influences 17:40Recognizing common threads in global dishes 19:27Where he sources inspiration at UMI by Vikram Garg 20:25Finding the balance in originality and customer preferences 22:01The customer demographic at UMI by Vikram Garg 23:15Deconstructing the creativity behind a dish 25:11What's important when imagining a dish 27:27His unique preparation of foie gras 28:50The pairing of salmon with a Maui onion 32:14Perspectives on the future of fine dining 35:28How Covid-era customers convinced him to add curry to the menu 39:11Five places to eat in Honolulu 42:06His elegant guilty pleasure food 43:20Three cookbooks that have inspired him 44:12Pet peeves in the kitchen 46:09His home condiment collection 46:43 I'd like to share a potential educational resource, "Conversations Behind the Kitchen Door", my new book that features dialogues with accomplished culinary leaders from various backgrounds and cultures. It delves into the future of culinary creativity and the hospitality industry, drawing from insights of a restaurant-industry-focused podcast, ‘flavors unknown”. It includes perspectives from renowned chefs and local professionals, making it a valuable resource for those interested in building a career in the culinary industry.Get the book here! Links to other episodes with chefs in Hawaii Don't miss out on the chance to hear from these talented chefs and gain insight into the world of culinary techniques. Check out the links below for more conversations with chefs from Hawaii.Conversation with Chef Roy YamaguchiInterview with chef Chef Chris KajiokaInterview with chef Sheldon Simeon Links to most downloaded episodes (click on any picture to listen to the episode) Chef Sheldon Simeon Chef Andy Doubrava Chef Chris Kajioka Chef Suzanne Goin Click to tweet The word experience means time. One year experience and 10 years experience, there's a lot of difference. Click To Tweet You can make a dish, but writing a menu is different because you've got to balance out everything. There's a composition. Click To Tweet I think independent restaurants are more passion-driven whereas hotel restaurants are more requirement-driven. Click To Tweet I don't like to make dishes on my menu that you can find everywhere else. It has to be unique. But it cannot be totally out of the spectrum that you don't understand the...
Well-known for his work in Critical Romani Studies, Jan Selling talks with Lavinia Stan about his latest book. Centered on Scandinavia, Romani Liberation: A Northern Perspective on Emancipatory Struggles and Progress (Central European UP, 2022) challenges the stereotype describing Romani as passive and incapable of responsibility and agency. Selling also criticizes benevolent but paternalistic attitudes that center on Romani victimhood. The interview offers an overview of the various chapters, the rationale behind the book, its link to Critical Romani Studies, and analysis of Romani emancipation in Sweden and beyond. In an engaging interview that shows listeners his passion for the topic, Selling highlights how various historical contexts have enabled or impeded the success of the struggles against discrimination and for equal rights, emphasizing Romani activism as a precondition for liberation. Listen to the interview to find out more! Lavinia Stan is a professor of political science at St. Francis Xavier University in Canada. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
Well-known for his work in Critical Romani Studies, Jan Selling talks with Lavinia Stan about his latest book. Centered on Scandinavia, Romani Liberation: A Northern Perspective on Emancipatory Struggles and Progress (Central European UP, 2022) challenges the stereotype describing Romani as passive and incapable of responsibility and agency. Selling also criticizes benevolent but paternalistic attitudes that center on Romani victimhood. The interview offers an overview of the various chapters, the rationale behind the book, its link to Critical Romani Studies, and analysis of Romani emancipation in Sweden and beyond. In an engaging interview that shows listeners his passion for the topic, Selling highlights how various historical contexts have enabled or impeded the success of the struggles against discrimination and for equal rights, emphasizing Romani activism as a precondition for liberation. Listen to the interview to find out more! Lavinia Stan is a professor of political science at St. Francis Xavier University in Canada. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/eastern-european-studies
Well-known for his work in Critical Romani Studies, Jan Selling talks with Lavinia Stan about his latest book. Centered on Scandinavia, Romani Liberation: A Northern Perspective on Emancipatory Struggles and Progress (Central European UP, 2022) challenges the stereotype describing Romani as passive and incapable of responsibility and agency. Selling also criticizes benevolent but paternalistic attitudes that center on Romani victimhood. The interview offers an overview of the various chapters, the rationale behind the book, its link to Critical Romani Studies, and analysis of Romani emancipation in Sweden and beyond. In an engaging interview that shows listeners his passion for the topic, Selling highlights how various historical contexts have enabled or impeded the success of the struggles against discrimination and for equal rights, emphasizing Romani activism as a precondition for liberation. Listen to the interview to find out more! Lavinia Stan is a professor of political science at St. Francis Xavier University in Canada. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/sociology
Well-known for his work in Critical Romani Studies, Jan Selling talks with Lavinia Stan about his latest book. Centered on Scandinavia, Romani Liberation: A Northern Perspective on Emancipatory Struggles and Progress (Central European UP, 2022) challenges the stereotype describing Romani as passive and incapable of responsibility and agency. Selling also criticizes benevolent but paternalistic attitudes that center on Romani victimhood. The interview offers an overview of the various chapters, the rationale behind the book, its link to Critical Romani Studies, and analysis of Romani emancipation in Sweden and beyond. In an engaging interview that shows listeners his passion for the topic, Selling highlights how various historical contexts have enabled or impeded the success of the struggles against discrimination and for equal rights, emphasizing Romani activism as a precondition for liberation. Listen to the interview to find out more! Lavinia Stan is a professor of political science at St. Francis Xavier University in Canada. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/european-studies
This week's show is with Rob Wildwood. Rob Wildwood is an author, a photographer, a tour guide and a folklore researcher from the North of England. Rob Wildwood was born in a seaside town in Yorkshire and spent his childhood exploring the local countryside and the myths and folklore of the North York Moors. He was introduced to Norse shamanism in his early twenties and had a keen interest in history, particularly the history of Britain's pagan past. He spent many years taking part in Viking festivals all over Europe and spent some years living in Scandinavia where he expanded his online business called ‘The Jelling Dragon' which sells hand-crafted reproductions of Viking artefacts. He was fascinated by the animist beliefs of primitive cultures, which see everything in nature as being imbued with spirit. This led Rob to travel the world experiencing indigenous cultures, including spending time with the Kalahari Bushmen, the nomadic Penan of Borneo and the forest Naikas of India. These travels revived his interest in shamanism and he eventually returned to England to study core shamanism in Glastonbury. While there he also became involved in the faery scene where people dressed as magical beings and even practiced a form of pagan faery spirituality. This marked the beginning of another long adventure where he sought out and photographed magical places all over Britain, tuning into the energies of these places and receiving channelled messages using shamanic journeying techniques. This led directly to the publication of his first book ‘Magical Places of Britain' which is a richly illustrated photographic guide to the folklore of these sites. His spiritual adventures and visionary experiences while visiting these sites have now finally been collated into this book you are holding, ‘The Land of the Fae'. Rob has subsequently visited many more sacred sites and magical places, both in Britain and while travelling extensively around the world, including sites in Ireland, Scandinavia, North America, Hawaii, New Zealand, Indonesia, India and eventually Australia, where he spent several seasons studying Aboriginal culture and exploring the dreamtime legends of the sacred landscape there. These experiences led to the publication of his book ‘Primal Awareness' which seeks to answer the question: “Why did mankind become so separated from nature and world of spirit?” The book also offers exercises that seek to redress this imbalance. Rob also became interested in dowsing, ley lines and earth energies, and has followed ley lines extensively across Britain and Europe. He eventually settled down in Glastonbury, Somerset where he still lives and is self-employed as an author, photographer and tour guide. In this conversation, Rob and Lian explored the magical history of Britain, how we can reconnect to this land and its spirits, and reclaim the magical, mythical worldview that's our human birthright. I'd love to know what YOU think about this week's show. Let's carry on the conversation… please leave a comment below. What you'll learn from this episode: The folklore and tales of the land can act like maps showing us the magical places and beings that inhabit those places that are waiting for us to re-discover them To commune with the spirits of the land, we need to create the right conditions to open to them - whether that's a shamanic journey, following the breath or entering trance in some other way. Rob has seen that the beings of the land want to be recognised and honoured again - we can give them that with our attention and offerings Resources and stuff that we spoke about: For more information about Rob, visit his website and Facebook page: Website: themagicalplaces.com Facebook: Rob Wildwood's Magical Places Thank you for listening! There's a fresh episode each week, if you subscribe then you'll get each new episode delivered to your phone every week automagically (that way you'll never miss an episode): Subscribe on Apple Subscribe on Android Thank you! Lian and Jonathan
Our history of the Hanse has come to an end, not with a bang but with a whimper. Of the things that have remained we have already talked a lot, the ideal of the honourable Hanseatic merchant, the cultural and political links to Scandinavia and the stories. The stories of the famous pirates, Klaus Störtebecker and Hans Benecke, the heroics of the wars fought with Denmark and the antics of Jurgen Wullenwever. But there is something that reminds us of the days when traders speaking low German fed Europe fish, beer and grain. And that are the cultural achievements, the town halls, weighing houses and stores that became symbols of civic pride, the artists whose works adorn churches and palaces across the Baltic sea and last but not least the brick churches that shaped the way these cities still appear..…let's have a look.And since podcasting is a most unsuitable medium to talk about visual art, I have added a few images to the episode webpage which you can find at Episode 127 - Art & Culture of the Hanse • History of the Germans PodcastThe music for the show is Flute Sonata in E-flat major, H.545 by Carl Phillip Emmanuel Bach (or some claim it as BWV 1031 Johann Sebastian Bach) performed and arranged by Michel Rondeau under Common Creative Licence 3.0.As always:Homepage with maps, photos, transcripts and blog: www.historyofthegermans.comFacebook: @HOTGPod Twitter: @germanshistoryInstagram: history_of_the_germansReddit: u/historyofthegermansPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/Historyofthegermans
The Vikings are history's best example of an irresistible force. They were raiders from Scandinavia that pillaged and slaughtered across much of Europe. They founded Iceland, lived in Greenland, and were the first Europeans in North America. They changed Britain and most of mainland Europe. Find out what made them so formidable and how they reshaped the western world.
In this episode we embark on an inspiring journey with Barb De Corti, the visionary behind ENJO Australia, a brand that has redefined cleaning for the better. Barb's journey began with a personal struggle - her young son's severe asthma. Unaware of the harmful impact of cleaning chemicals on his health, Barb's life took a transformative turn when she discovered the wonders of ENJO during her time in Austria, a product extensively used in Western Europe and Scandinavia. Upon returning home, Barb introduced ENJO to her friends and family, sparking immense interest. Recognizing the potential to make a difference in people's lives, she invested her entire life savings of $40,000 to launch ENJO Australia. The direct selling method, which allowed her to demonstrate the product's effectiveness, proved to be the best way to share the ENJO experience. This method not only transformed the cleaning industry but also provided an opportunity for individuals to reenter the workforce and learn the ropes of establishing their own businesses. Throughout the episode, Barb shares some impactful book recommendations that have guided her on her entrepreneurial journey, including "Atomic Habits" by James Clear, "Find Your Why" by Simon Sinek, "Diary of a CEO" by Steve Bartlett, and the work of Brené Brown. She emphasises the importance of passion, purpose, and profit in driving her mission. Barb also touches on the ebb and flow of direct selling consultants, highlighting the impact of changes in the workforce, particularly following the COVID-19 pandemic. To adapt, ENJO Australia transitioned to e-commerce while still incorporating consultants into the process. Find ENJO on Instagram, and visit their website Connect with Behind the Brand on Instagram and TikTok
The UK has a well-reported productivity problem, with mediocre managers, poor communication and chronic underinvestment all hampering growth. What can Britain glean from Norway, Sweden and Denmark, all of which have more productive economies? And what lessons can be learned from Japan, the only major, developed economy that is less productive than the UK? Host Isabel Berwick speaks to FT senior business writer Andrew Hill to find out what ails Britain. Later, she chats to Leo Lewis (the FT's Asia business editor) and Richard Milne (Nordic and Baltic bureau chief) to learn how the UK could perform better (or worse…)Why productivity is so weak at UK companies Sweden is navigating an international identity crisisLessons from Japan: High-income countries have common problemsThe UK is doing a shoddy job of keeping up with the neighboursGot a workplace dilemma you'd like Isabel and Jonathan to help you with? Submit it here: https://telbee.io/channel/ygf7_gly04xgtckcb0g56a/Want to get in touch? Write to Isabel at email@example.comFT subscriber? Sign up to get Isabel's free Working It newsletter in your inbox every Wednesday: ft.com/newslettersCredits: Presented by Isabel Berwick, produced by Mischa Frankl-Duval, mixed by Simon Panayi. The executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Cheryl Brumley is the FT's head of audio.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Richard Tuthill is a man who, for many, needs no introduction at all - especially to those with an affliction to air-cooled Porsche 911s.From his workshops in Oxfordshire, Richard and his team of engineers build, prepare and restore Stuttgart's most iconic sports cars on behalf of car collectors, rally competitors, racing drivers and enthusiasts.In this week's podcast, Richard sits down with John Marcar and Miles Lacey to work through his broad career, his relationship with ADHD and the many aspects of his company, Tuthill Porsche, including the organisation of African continental rallies and ice rallying in Scandinavia.The Driven Chat podcast is brought to you by Paramex Digital. It is available to stream on all the usual podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon, Audible and more. For more information on Driven, visit www.driven.siteContact the show via email: firstname.lastname@example.orgGet involved;WATCH >> Driven on YouTubeFOLLOW >> Driven on InstagramDISCUSS >> Driven on FacebookONLINE >> Driven.Site Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome to Part Five of The Road to L.A. '84, our multi-episode retrospective on the 40th anniversary of a seminal moment in a golden era of marathoning. We're telling the behind-the-scenes account of the athletes, the training, and the build-up races. This week we rewind to the inaugural World Championships in Helsinki, Finland. After a spring of epic clashes in Rotterdam and Boston, the world's greatest distance runners converged on Scandinavia competing for the crown of World Champion — a title awarded outside of an Olympic year for the first time in track & field history. 40 years later, here's the story of Helsinki 1983 on Mile 159 of Seconds Flat… Questions, comments, or show ideas? Email us: email@example.com Enjoy the show? We'd love your feedback in a 5 star review on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.
Ep. 635: Yarn Drama! Book talk begins @ 19:29 It's all coming up D'Artagnan! (I think) But before every action scene, you gotta suit up first! ! (RelentlesslyCurious on Etsy) - Tracee's Planner! (!) Scandinavia tour details are below! A crochet for you CraftLit Bulletin Board October Giveaway (runs until Oct. 30th) A planner by Tracee which you can win by ! Tracee's planner is the perfect blend of style and substance. Heping to elevate your planning with inspirational statements and fabric-friendly pages for that personal touch. ! CraftLit in Scandinavia Tour (May 20-30, 2023) Get on a plane and ! Visit the childhood home of Hans Christian Andersen to enchanting landscapes that have inspired world-famous authors, we promise this Nordic adventure will be worth it
In 2017, Lowell Bailey's World Championships gold helped ignite the sport across America. Today, as high performance director for U.S. Biathlon, Bailey remains at the forefront guiding the upstart organization in its march to sustained competitive excellence. Bailey talked to Heartbeat during the team's vital pre-season camp at Soldier Hollow in October.U.S. Biathlon is now well into execution on its strategic plan, which is taking the long view out to 2030 as to how it can develop sustained competitive excellence. While much of that plan focuses on high performance, other elements look at growing the sport through more biathlon club programs across the country, or talent transfer – helping cross country skiers discover biathlon.On the talent transfer, think about how many cross country skiers across America were motivated to see Jessie Diggins try biathlon at the Soldier Hollow camp?In this episode of Heartbeat, Bailey recaps last season – which had some impactful high points – and looks to the season ahead, which starts in late November. But he also dives deep into the strategic plan and how U.S. Biathlon is moving down the pathway to sustained competitive excellence.To start, Lowell, how important is this Soldier Hollow camp?We've been doing this camp for decades now. It's such a great time of year to be in Utah for our last dryland training camp. The importance of it is that it's the final training block before we get into the fine tuning section of the season, which leads up to the on snow camp in Scandinavia. It's the culmination of a ton of hard work by the athletes starting in May and also mixed in as some team qualifications.And this year you're also celebrating Utah as the new headquarters of U.S. Biathlon?It's hugely important for the organization. We're expanding at a pretty rapid pace these days. There are a lot of new clubs coming online. Our organizational priorities or objectives, are really about building our clubs and building our outreach. We've really had a pretty good presence in the northeast for, for a long time, some good venues there. In the West, there are also great venues, great clubs. And so this just adds to all the groundwork that they've laid over the years and puts, you know, USBA puts its presence out here on the West Coast.That club growth is a key part of your plan. What are you seeing?Lowell Bailey: [00:02:52] Yeah, I mean, that is our hope that the club participation is increasing. We're seeing that now. We're seeing new clubs [00:03:00] come online. We're seeing growth in participation at existing clubs. And you know, I think a lot of that credit goes to the, you know, the club organizers, volunteers and also with U.S. Biathlon. You know we've put resources and personnel dedicated to that purpose of helping clubs as they continue to grow.In our last episode ofHeartbeat, we talked to Campbell Wright. What impact can he have on the team as a whole?Campbell trained with the national team throughout last year and was, by all intents and purposes, a national team member throughout last season and now IS a national team member. We have some young athletes who continue to post some impressive results and they did last season. But what's really exciting is there's a whole group of that generation of athletes that's training together daily, pushing each other daily, and that type of sort of critical mass is so important in raising the bar of the whole team.Talent transfer is also a key part of your strategic plan. Can you share an example?In biathlon, since it's a sport that involves cross country skiing and rifle marksmanship, what you see across really the whole international scene is cross country – skiers at an elite level will make that jump. What we saw last year was Margie Freed from the Craftsbury Green Racing project. She chose to kind of stick her neck out and try biathlon. She didn't have a whole lot of experience up to that point, really jumping in with both feet. And she jumped into our trials in December and qualified for our IBU Cup team and then went on to post a 19th place, which was our American top finish on the IBU Cup last year. More importantly, she posted a second fastest course time and did that several times where she had top five course times. And in biathlon, you know right now the international field is really, really competitive. Races are won by half a second and ski speed is just so important. It's my opinion that that shooting can be taken up in a much shorter time than it is to learn how to cross country ski at an elite level. So the ski speed aspect of the sport is just so important.Tom Kelly: [00:24:29] When you [00:24:30] look at the whole blend of things that you have in this plan, it's really quite detailed. Are the athletes understanding this? Do they? Do they feel that they have a plan that they can sink their teeth into and they can stick with now over the next 6 or 7 years?As you continue to move down the roadway on the strategic plan, We're building that backing and momentum. And this plan didn't just get created in a vacuum. It had a lot of stakeholders that contributed, including athlete representatives and also our board of directors. So it's a group effort. Obviously at the end of the day, it's the athlete that's on the course that's out there racing. But as we all know, there's so much that goes into just getting competitive athletes to the start line at an Olympic Games.Finally, Lowell, what's the toughest thing you've done athletically yourself in the last year?Unfortunately, it's not that impressive. You'll have to ask our team general manager, Federico Fontana because his is more impressive than mine. Watch for that in upcoming episode 4!There's plenty more from Lowell Bailey on the future direction of U.S. Biathlon on Heartbeat episode three.
In this week's episode, Dan is joined by Gwendolyne Knight where they discuss the mysteries behind Medieval Scandinavian Witches and Witchcraft!------------------------------------------------Follow the Podcast on Instagram:@nordicmythologypodcastIf you like what we do, and would like to be in the audience for live streams of new episodes to ask questions please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NordicMythologypodcastCheck out Dan's company, Horns of Odin, and the wide range of handmade items inspired by Nordic Mythology and the Viking Age. Visit: https://www.hornsofodin.comSupport the show
Producer Christian Nesmith & Glenn Gretlund “7a Records” discuss the new release of Micky Dolenz ”Dolenz Sings R.E.M.”, a 4 track EP released on November 3rd. The EP is comprised of songs R.E.M. wrote throughout their career, all beautifully reimagined by Dolenz and producer Christian Nesmith.The EP features fresh and completely new arrangements of some of R.E.M.'s most memorable and catchy songs. As Dolenz says: “Once again, this EP reaffirms my long-held conviction that a solid recording always begins with solid material. You don't get much more solid than R.E.M. What a joy to sing these classics and honor a team of outstanding writers.” Links in show notes Originally aired 10/17/23"7a" can be found at https://www.7arecords.com/ Get Andrew's book here. Go to http://beatlandbooks.com/ "Join our Facebook page If you cannot see the audio controls, listen/download the audio file here Download (right click, save as)We are proud to announce "Dolenz Sings R.E.M.", a four-track EP by Micky Dolenz released on November 3rd. The EP is comprised of songs R.E.M. wrote throughout their career, all beautifully reimagined by Micky Dolenz and producer Christian Nesmith. You can order your copy on CD and 180g Yellow Vinyl now from the shops below, or get a signed copy straight from Micky at https://www.mickydolenz.com : U.S.A. CD & Vinyl: https://www.importcds.com/search?q=Dolenz+sings+rem&mod=AP United Kingdom: CD & Vinyl: https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=dolenz+sings+REM&crid=1PXI7IMU3O4X4&sprefix=dolenz+sings+rem%2Caps%2C75&ref=nb_sb_noss_1 Canada: CD: https://www.amazon.ca/Dolenz-Sings-R-M-Micky/dp/B0CHBBKR3D/ref=sr_1_1?crid=11BAQB6FXPSJB&keywords=Dolenz+sings+rem&qid=1694692833&sprefix=dolenz+sings+rem%2Caps%2C228&sr=8-1 Vinyl: https://www.amazon.ca/Dolenz-Sings-R-M-Yellow/dp/B0CHBD11JF/ref=tmm_vnl_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1694692833&sr=8-1 Japan: CD: https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/Micky-Dolenz/dp/B0CHBBKR3D/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?crid=2M1JUJ2TYVL01&keywords=dolens+sings+rem&qid=1694692920&sprefix=dolenz+sings+rem%2Caps%2C222&sr=8-1-fkmr1 Vinyl: https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/Micky-Dolenz/dp/B0CHBD11JF/ref=tmm_vnl_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1694692920&sr=8-1-fkmr1 Germany: CD: https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/poprock/detail/-/art/micky-dolenz-dolenz-sings-r-e-m/hnum/11593539 Vinyl: https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/poprock/detail/-/art/micky-dolenz-dolenz-sings-r-e-m/hnum/11593542 Scandinavia: CD: https://imusic.dk/music/5060209950600/micky-dolenz-2023-dolenz-sings-r-e-m-cd Vinyl: https://imusic.dk/music/5060209950617/micky-dolenz-2023-dolenz-sings-r-e-m-lp For all other territories, please see Amazon and all good record shops. Dolenz Sings R.E.M. The EP features fresh and completely new arrangements of some of R.E.M.'s most memorable and catchy songs. As Dolenz says: “Once again, this EP reaffirms my long-held conviction that a solid recording always begins with solid material. You don't get much more solid than R.E.M. What a joy to sing these classics and honor a team of outstanding writers.” 7A Records' CEO Glenn Gretlund adds: “R.E.M. and Micky Dolenz are a match made in heaven and I'm delighted with how the recordings have turned out. Micky's voice sounds better than ever and Christian Nesmith has done a wonderful job in reimagining the arrangements.” The EP is released on 180g Yellow Vinyl, CD and on all Digital platforms on November 3rd. New Book - "I'm Told I Had A Good Time" The EP release directly coincides with the publication of Micky Dolenz's latest book: I'm Told I Had Good Time – The Micky Dolenz Archives, Volume One. Comprised of more than 1200 rare and unpublished images from Micky's private collection, this 500-page book includes photos and memorabilia spanning 1945-1978, including hundreds of images Micky shot himself of the other Monkees (Davy Jones, Peter Tork and Michael Nesmith) as well as Jimi Hendrix, Harry Nilsson, Otis Redding, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Alice Cooper and many more. The book (available in three distinct editions) can be preordered now from https://Beatlandbooks.com "Shiny Happy People" Digital Single The digital single from the E.P, “Shiny Happy People”, is available to download and stream from all major digital platforms now. You can watch the music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKSRntMvqMQ R.E.M. Reactions to the EP: “These songs are ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE. Micky Dolenz covering R.E.M. Monkees style; I have died and gone to heaven. This is really something. Shiny Happy People sounds INCREDIBLE (never thought you or I would hear me say that!!!). Give it a spin. It's wild. And produced by Christian Nesmith (son of Michael Nesmith), I am finally complete”. Michael Stipe "That voice---one of the main voices of my musical awakening---singing our songs... it is beyond awesome. Let's help make this as huge as we possibly can. I am beyond thrilled." Mike Mills "I've been listening to Micky's singing since I was nine years old. It's unreal to hear that very voice, adding new depth to songs we've written ourselves, and inhabiting them so completely." Peter Buck "I am blown away! Micky and Christian just take these tracks to unexpected places”. Scott McCaughey Availability Dolenz Sings R.E.M. is released November 3rd worldwide. It's available to pre-order now on 12” 180g Yellow Vinyl, CD and Digital Platforms, through all good online retailers and local record stores. Fans can also order signed copies through Micky Dolenz's own shop: mickydolenz.com We were born to love one another. 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Zia Hanson, a renowned senior executive with over 25 years of high-end hospitality design experience, boasts an impressive career shaping the world's top hotel brands. Beginning her journey in Scandinavia, her early passion for design excellence was nurtured by her exposure to a 200-year-old house. Zia's expertise spans luxury, lifestyle, and boutique hotels, with her portfolio even including 2000+ room resorts.With a Master of Architecture from the Royal Academy of Architecture in Copenhagen and postgraduate studies under revered architects in Italy and Germany, Zia's architectural prowess is internationally recognized. Not only has she excelled as a designer, but she has also donned the hat of a professor at prestigious institutions and earned numerous design awards.Architect Zia Hanson's global journey from Denmark to Africa, Asia, and America, inspired by her early exposure to a 200-year-old house, highlights her shift from neoclassical to avant-garde design thinking. She emphasizes the significance of open creative boundaries.Her work focuses on crafting narratives and spaces that take people on emotional journeys, found in casinos, hotels, and restaurants. By infusing local storytelling into hospitality, it enriches the guest experience and fosters an emotional connection, moving beyond mere accommodation.Transformational architecture is another hallmark of her approach, creating powerful emotional experiences through portable and environmentally friendly designs, leaving an indelible impact on the architectural and hospitality landscape. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The custom of burying an animal under the foundations of a house is not only very widespread, found in Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia, Finland and beyond, but is also very old, dating back to the Indo-Europeans of the Bronze Age Europe. It even spread as far away as America and India! In this video I trace the customs origins and dispersal and explain the magical function of the animal and human sacrifices underneath the home.
Interview with Chris Reed, CEO/MD of Neometals Ltd.Our previous interview: https://www.cruxinvestor.com/posts/neometals-asxnmt-collaboration-chronicles-the-mercedes-benz-partnership-3630Recording date: 11th Oct 2023Australian-listed company Neometals (ASX:NMT) is focused on developing battery recycling and recovery projects to produce critical battery materials like lithium, nickel, and cobalt. The company is commercializing technologies for recovering these battery metals from end-of-life lithium-ion batteries and battery manufacturing scrap.Neometals currently has lithium-ion battery recycling projects underway in Europe, including a pilot plant with Mercedes-Benz in Germany. In addition, Neometals owns a vanadium recovery technology and is working on commercializing this with steel companies in Scandinavia to extract vanadium from steel manufacturing slag.While not yet a producer, Neometals aims to generate royalties and equity stakes from its recycling and recovery technologies without large capital outlays. This strategy focuses on lower risk, lower capex opportunities with strong partners.Upcoming catalysts include finalizing commercial deals and securing purchase orders for its recycling plants. Successfully executing initial projects could demonstrate Neometals' business model and pave the way for self-funded growth from the royalty streams generated. With demand for battery materials surging, Neometals offers exposure to the battery value chain and a potential low-risk royalty model in a high-growth sector.View Neometals Company Profile: https://www.cruxinvestor.com/companies/neometalsSign up for Crux Investor: https://cruxinvestor.com
What you'll learn in this episode: Why even jewelry novices can learn to make silver jewelry at home with affordable tools How Machi and her co-author Janet turned their in-person jewelry making classes into a book What safety concerns to consider when making DIY jewelry How working with silver compares to working with other metals, and where beginner makers should start What mistakes beginner makers commonly make and how to fix them About Machi de Waard Machi de Waard is a designer-jeweller and jewellery tutor. Jewellery has been her full-time pursuit since early 2007, and Machi's work has been shown at galleries, fairs and exhibitions. Machi combines her studio practice with teaching, having taught jewellery making for over ten years in various locations throughout the UK. Her interests in modern art, particularly in sculpture and minimalism, influence her work. Additional Resources: -www.machidewaard.co.uk -insta: @machi_jewellery -www.janetrichardson.co.uk -insta: @janrichardsonjewellery Book links: Amazon UK Waterstones Blackwells Search Press Guardian Bookstore Amazon USA Penguin Random House Bol.com in the Netherlands Amazon Germany Photos Available on TheJewelryJourney,com Transcript: Working with metal might seem like something best left to the pros, but Machi de Waard's new book smashes that misconception. Written with Machi's friend and co-author Janet Richardson, “Silver Jewelry Making: A Complete Step-By-Step Course,” includes seven projects that help beginner makers build on their skills and make real jewelry at home with simple tools. Machi joined the Jewelry Journey Podcast to talk about the serendipitous way the book got published; why silver is the best metal for beginners to start with; and which common mistakes DIY makers should watch out for. Read the episode transcript here. Sharon: Hello, everyone, welcome to the Jewelry Journey Podcast. This is the second part of a two-part episode. If you haven't heard part one, please head to TheJewelryJourney.com. Today, my guest is Machi de Waard. She, along with Janet Richardson, is the coauthor of the book “Silver Jewelry Making.” They are both jewelers and teachers in Great Britain, and that's where she's speaking to me from. Welcome back. That's what I wanted to ask you. Do people say to you, “Why do you work in silver and not gold?” Machi: I'm happy to do any commission in gold. We both do commissions in gold. It's just harder to afford to do large pieces in gold unless somebody's already paying you to do it. It's just very, very expensive. Sharon: Do you ever rhodium plate your silver with Argentium, or whatever that brand name is? Machi: Argentium. I use a lot of Argentium in my own work, almost exclusively but not quite, because it doesn't tarnish as much as sterling silver. Janet uses some Argentium silver and sterling silver. I do not rhodium plate partly because rhodium has actually become very expensive as well, and I prefer not to plate things because if there's a plate, it can come off. You don't want the customer to have a piece that looks great and then you have to replate it over a few years. So, I don't really like to plate my pieces unless absolutely necessary. I don't think Janet does much plating either. Sharon: What's your favorite kind of thing to make? Is it a bracelet, a ring, a necklace? Machi: Oh, I like all of it. I think Janet and I are both—what's the word—I was going to say obsessed, but maybe passionate sounds better. We are both never bored of jewelry. We like to make pretty much everything. I would say at the moment, my favorite thing is brooches, but I'm happy to make anything. Sharon: I'm not any kind of maker, but it seems like a brooch would be easier because you only have to make one of those, as opposed to an earring or something where they have to match. Machi: Yeah, I suppose so, although earrings don't have to match. Sharon: Today they don't. That's true. Machi: In the 20s they wore mismatched earrings, so you can always use that excuse. I guess with the brooch, the important thing is the pin. You want a really good pin that's going to hold the brooch up and it's not going to flop forward. It will hold on to whatever you're wearing but also not be impossible to put on and off. There are different things for each piece that you have to look out for. Sharon: What do you teach your students about pins? Before you even start, do you have to think about what kind of fabric it's going to be worn with? Machi: Yes, absolutely. A really small brooch, you could wear on linen, but you have to think about the size of the pin, the material you're going to put it through, how it's going to hang, how heavy it is, whether you want a double pin. There are all kinds of different things you can put it on. It depends what you want to use it for, because it's totally different if you want it for, let's say, a winter wool coat versus holding on a silk scarf. It really depends on the end use. You have to think about that before you start making. Sharon: What are the other things you counsel your students to think about before they start? Machi: The order of fabrication. If you don't think about it and then you get halfway through your project, then you realize, “Oh, I should have done that before that,” that can cause problems. It's important to have at least a basic plan of the order you're going to do things in so that it works out. Sharon: Does your book talk about that? It talks about fabrication? Machi: Yes. Sharon: Did you have to look for a while before you found a publisher? I can't remember. Machi: It was actually quite funny. I had been talking to not only Janet, but my other jewelry friends, and I said, “Oh, Janet and I are going to write a book,” and of course it didn't happen. Then one of our jewelry friends was at a craft fair and a publisher, which turned out to be Search Press, approached her and said, “Do you want to write a book about jewelry making?” and she said, “No, absolutely not, but I know somebody who does.” Then Janet and I approached Search Press and proposed what we wanted to write, and it was exactly what they were looking for. It was total serendipity. We wanted to write exactly what they wanted somebody to write for them. For us, it was fantastic because Search Press is an award-winning craft publisher. Not only are they excellent at editing and putting together the actual book and the layout and so on, but we had a professional photographer for, I think, five days and we worked in the photography studio. We made the things in the studio and the photographer could take pictures of every little detail. We were worried that maybe there would be a limit on the number of pictures they would take, but he took thousands of pictures. We got all the detailed photographs we wanted, which was so important for visual learners especially, to be able to see exactly what we were talking about. Sharon: Do you have to be a visual learner for this to work? Machi: I don't think so, but that's because I'm a reader and Janet's a visual learner. She'll look at all the pictures and I'll look at all the words. It turned out to be perfect for the balance, because I was constantly checking the words and she was constantly checking the pictures. Sharon: I guess I'm not a do-it-yourselfer. Can I learn how to make the jewelry that you talk about in this book? Machi: Yeah, totally. If you want to, absolutely. Sharon: If I want to, that's the question. Did the two of you ever teach together in a classroom or any kind of school? Machi: No, we generally teach our own classes, but we've covered each other's classes quite a bit. When her husband was unwell, I covered her classes, and when I was doing this degree, she covered my classes. We're very comfortable taking over from each other because we know what the other is doing. Sharon: Did you think about doing this book with somebody else? Machi: No, it had to be Janet. Sharon: What would she tell me about working with you? Machi: I think she would say that we complement each other very well. Janet can do everything she wants to with computers, but it's definitely not her favorite thing. So, I did all the typing. We did everything together. Part of it was during lockdown, so we did loads over Facetime. We would talk over Facetime while I was typing. I typed everything, so that worked out really well. She definitely would have gotten mad at the computer at some point and probably thrown it out the window. Sharon: Was one of you responsible for CAD or anything like that? When you talk about computers, I think of things that are much more intricate than typing. Machi: This was just typing. It was just about formatting the text so the publisher could take it and rework it into the format they wanted for the book. Sharon: Did the publisher tell you how long they wanted it to be or what they wanted in the book? Machi: Yeah, that was way back at the beginning. When we sat down with them, they said, “O.K., it's going to be 192 pages.” “O.K.” From the get-go, they knew exactly what they wanted, and then we worked with them within those parameters. It's also quite funny; jewelers notoriously have terrible nails because they're constantly getting their nails dirty and breaking. It was actually in the contract that we had to get a manicure before we got the pictures done for the book so our nails wouldn't be too disgusting. Sharon: Wow! That's like a manicurist. A manicurist usually has nails that aren't done. Machi: Actually, yeah. Sharon: So, you had to get manicures before the photos were done. Machi: Yeah. Sharon: What kind of troubleshooting tips do you give in the book? Machi: This is where our experience with teaching really shows because we know in a classroom setting when students get stuck and when they get frustrated. The troubleshooting is about the points that are more difficult. For example, with soldering, there are a lot of little details that can go wrong, and people get frustrated. There's a whole section about solder troubleshooting. Then there's also quite a bit about making joins. Whenever you put something together, like a ring or a bangle or a jump ring, the join has to be really good. It has to be clean, and it has to fit fairly well. So, there's a whole section about what to do if your join is not good and how to fix it. There's also troubleshooting for stone setting because there's a bit of a temptation, especially with your first-ever stone setting, to get excited and put the stone in to test if it fits before you should put it in, before the item, whatever it is, is finished. Then people get their stones stuck. There's a whole section for four different ways to get your stone out of a setting because you've put it in too early. Sharon: Can you do something if a join doesn't fit? If a jump ring doesn't fit, what can you do? Machi: Yeah. A clear example is when you make a ring and it's too small or too big. What do you do? If it's too small, you can put it back on the ring mandrel, which is like a steel-tapered tool you form the rings around. You can put the ring on it, and then you use a mallet, which is a soft hammer, and you hit it down the mandrel so it stretches it. Just because your ring is too small, all is not lost. You can still stretch it. If it's too big, you can cut out a little piece and then resolder it and make it the right size. There's usually some way of fixing it. Sharon: Do you talk about that just in your classes, or do you also talk about that in the book? Machi: It's in the book. Sharon: Wow! Is the book available everywhere that you would buy an art book? Machi: I checked and it's available on Amazon U.S., of course, and Target. I'm trying to remember the other American things. I looked up on the internet where it is. To my surprise, it was available in the Brooklyn Library, which is nice. Sharon: I'm surprised it's available in the U.S. I hadn't thought to look, but I guess it makes sense with Amazon U.S. being so big. I've encountered books that are just in Great Britain and they're not in the U.S., so that's what I was thinking. Machi: I think that's part of the advantage of working with Search Press because they have so much experience in this arena. They got the book absolutely everywhere. It's on Amazon U.S., U.K., Holland, Japan, Scandinavia, everywhere. It's also on Penguin U.S., I think on the website. I'm not totally sure if it's on the website, but it's definitely available everywhere, basically. Sharon: Did they do the translating? Machi: Yup. Sharon: So, you didn't have to be involved or worry about any of that. Machi: No, I don't even know the details of that. They just took over all of that because they're super-experienced with these things. Sharon: That's pretty good. What's your next book? Machi: We vaguely have an idea to do a follow-up book for this, but I think I might have to convince Janet of it. We'll see. Sharon: Focusing on silver jewelry again? Machi: Yes, definitely. We both love making and we love teaching. We just enjoy watching our students go from strength to strength and make their own pieces. Giving people the ability to work on their own is definitely very satisfying. Sharon: You talk about picking a project in the book and taking it further. Can you give me some examples of that? Machi: We do the preliminary part of that, and at the end of every project in the book, there's a progression section which says, “Well, now that you can do this, you can do that.” For example, once you have done all the projects, all the way at the end, it shows that you can also make cufflinks and tie tacks based on the information you've learned throughout the other projects. We tried to cover as many different types of pieces of jewelry as possible, so that at the end you can do that. After that, there's a section in the back about how to design your own jewelry and how to move forward with thinking about how to design and progressing to make other things. It's all building blocks. You need the core skills, which are described in great detail, and you can constantly refer back to those, but you can keep building and building and then using the troubleshooting sections to get you out of problems. Sharon: It would seem like after you write one book, you'd say, “That's it. I'm done.” What makes you want to write another book? Machi: I'm not so sure we will because this one took three years from beginning to end. It was a lot of work. It was really, really satisfying, especially because Search Press gave us such a good photographer. It really made it to a quality level that we were very happy with. It had so much detail in the photography and the words. We were really pleased with the outcome and with the feedback we've had. We've had really good feedback from people saying, “I always use this book to get me out of problems when I'm working on my own.” That's really satisfying. Whether we'll actually do another one, I don't know. I have to talk to Janet again. Sharon: What would be on your wish list? I keep going back to this. Would it be gold? Would it be silver? Would it be copper? Machi: I think silver again because this is just seven projects, but there's no end to how many projects you could do. For example, I'd be interested in adding a project about doing a box, working with hinges, doing gold foil—which is called keum-boo, where you fuse gold foil to silver—or making a large bangle. There's no end to the possibilities, but just moving it up with different levels of complexity. Sharon: Fusing gold to a silver object, that seems like it would be asking for trouble in the sense that you're asking for something to come off. Machi: Well, the gold foil fusing is actually bonding, so it becomes one metal. It can't come off. You could scratch it, but you can't take it off if you do it correctly. Sharon: Do you see this being the start of your empire, you and Janet, the start of an empire of silver and then going on to bronze or gold or some other metal? Machi: Both of us just really love silver and the accessibility of silver. Some other people have written very good books about gold. Gold is a whole other thing. I think with silver, there's so much more to explore that still stays accessible in terms of cost. I think we would probably be more interested in that. I am not sure. It depends. I have to bribe Janet. Sharon: I've heard people say they don't like silver because you have to polish it and polish it—I'm talking about sterling silver—if it's not plated. Somehow that stops it from tarnishing. Machi: There is no getting around that. Sterling silver will tarnish, but it does tarnish more if you don't wear it. Like a ring, if you just wear it all the time, it generally is going to tarnish less, although it does depend on your skin. Some people's skin reacts with silver more than others. That's why I use a lot of Argentium silver, because it tarnishes far less than regular sterling silver. It's technically more tarnish resistant. It doesn't not tarnish, but it's definitely less, so there's less maintenance with it. That's why I use that. Janet also uses it to some degree. Sharon: Is it more expensive? Machi: A fraction, but nothing significant. Sterling silver is 92.5% silver with the rest being copper, and Argentium silver is 94% silver. It has a higher silver content. It also is copper, but it has a little bit of germanium. The germanium forms an oxide on the outside of the metal, which stops it from tarnishing so it stays white. Well, it doesn't entirely stop it from tarnishing, but it keeps it from tarnishing as much as sterling. It definitely stays cleaner. If you're very bothered by tarnish or if you find that you're cleaning your jewelry, I would say to look for Argentium silver jewelry. Sharon: Is that something you talk about in the book or in your classes? Machi: I do talk about that in my classes. It's not in the book, but that's partly because when you start, it's just easier to access sterling silver. Now, you can get Argentium in the U.S. and here, no problem, but Argentium was changing slightly. The inventor of Argentium changed the alloy slightly last year, so it's better than it was before, but it was still shifting; things were changing. We didn't discuss it in the book because it would have been too much other information. There's only so much you can cover with jewelry that we had to limit it somehow. Sharon: 192 pages is still quite limiting. Machi: Yeah, and there's still a lot in there. Sharon: What is the difference rhodium and Argentium? Machi: Rhodium is really used only for plating. Argentium is another silver alloy. So, there's sterling silver and Argentium silver. Sharon: So, you would make something first and then dip it. I don't know. I have this image of dipping it in the rhodium, but you would make it out of Argentium first. Machi: Yes, rhodium is a very traditional thing to plate with. White gold especially is often plated with rhodium to keep it very white and then it doesn't tarnish. Silver is generally not rhodium-plated, or at least not for individual makers because it wouldn't make sense cost-wise. It would add a significant amount of cost. Most silver you buy from an individual maker is not going to be plated. Sharon: That's interesting. I've been told that white gold in its natural form yellows over the years. I don't know if that's true or not. Machi: Yeah, that's why white gold usually is plated with rhodium gold, especially if it's commercially imported, to guarantee it's rhodium plated. At the moment, there's a bit of a shift going on in the industry with rhodium, partly because it was getting so expensive and partially for environmental reasons. It's not that environmentally friendly. A whole bunch of the platers I use in London were moving away from rhodium to different white metals to change the way they plate so there were fewer environmental issues. So, there's a bit of a shift going with that. You've got to watch the space. Things are changing on that. Sharon: So, you go back to the same people to buy your stuff from. You keep going back to the same to people buy it. That's interesting. Machi: Yes, and we have a list in the book—no, we don't have a list. We mention a couple of suppliers, but there's actually a list on the publisher's website for suppliers because suppliers change, of course. In the U.S., the main supplier is Rio Grande, and in the U.K., the main supplier is Cooksongold. Those are the big suppliers. Their websites are excellent, which makes it much easier to order the materials. Sharon: Are they related, Cooksongold and Rio Grande? I know Rio Grande. Are they related? Machi: No, not as far as I know. Their owners aren't the same, so I don't think so. Sharon: O.K. Machi, thank you very much. I'm glad to know that it's not Machi, it's Machi. Thank you. I looked at that and thought, “It sounds right.” It's M-A-C-H-I, and the last name has a “D-E” and then a capital “W-A-A-R-D.” The book is available now. It's “Silver Jewelry Making,” and it's available from Search Press. Machi: Yes. Sharon: You can find it in the U.K. and in the U.S. and all over the world, it sounds like, or they can contact you. Thank you, and thank you to Janet. We'll look forward to your next book. Machi: Thank you very much. Sharon: Thank you for being here today. We will have photos posted on the website. Please head to TheJewelryJourney.com to check them out.
Serena Chiro started her travel adventures as a 17 year-old, leaving Italy for the first time to become an au pair in Ireland. From there she became a perpetual expat and nomad, living in places ranging from London to Shanghai, getting a masters degree in Scandinavia, and eventually circling back home to build Kino Italy. These days she's leading month-long off-the-beaten-path experiences for remote workers in authentic destinations throughout Italia, avoiding the overly touristy locations like Rome, Venice, and Florence, and providing the opportunity to connect with likeminded people, both fellow travelers and locals. In this episode we dive into all things Italy, share a bit about Serena's experiences living abroad, and discover some of the hidden gems in one of the world's most popular destinations. Connect and learn more about Serena's work at: Website - https://www.kinoitaly.com/ My LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/serena-chironna-52233b117/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/kino_italy/ This episode was brought to you by Lexidy, the team of lawyers and advisors I trust for all my visa, tax, and property challenges in Spain, Greece, Italy, France & Portugal. Use the code "AboutAbroad2023" to receive 10% of your first service, and learn more at https://bit.ly/3LwCGaH If you're enjoying the podcast, please consider taking 2 minutes to leave a short review at: RateThisPodcast.com/aboutabroad
This episode feels a bit like déjà vu, as all sides in Scandinavia recycle plans they've used before. Once again, there's conflict with Denmark, the nobility in in disagreement, the peasants revolt, and guess what - KKB is back! This is the podcast you're looking for, just with a fancy new logo. Hope you like it!
In this podcast update from Oslo Innovation Week, Mark Stinson reports on a presentation by Camilla Gramstad, Head of Sustainability at Elkjøp, Scandinavia's largest consumer electronics retailer. Here's a summary of the key points covered:- Camilla's presentation sheds light on Elkjop's sustainability commitment to promoting the circular economy in the consumer electronics retail industry.- Elkjøp operates 414 stores across six countries and employs around 12,000 people.- The focus of the presentation was on how electronics fit into the circular economy, considering the raw materials, recycling, upgrading, and repairing of electronic products.- Electronics are a priority product group in the circular economy, given the materials used and their environmental impact.- Approximately 5.3 billion phones were discarded globally the previous year, leading to increased governmental regulations in Nordic countries.- Elkjøp's mission is to enable everyone to enjoy technology, emphasizing a vision of being the best partner for customers.- Four key aspects of Elkjøp's approach include ease of finding products, ease of purchase with sustainability in mind, convenience in receiving products and installation, and providing support and service.- Elkjøp focuses on spare parts, repairs, trade-ins, recycling assistance, and improving the overall circular nature of the product lifecycle.Camilla had to leave the presentation early to meet with the Secretary of State to discuss government collaboration on these sustainability initiatives. They propose reducing or eliminating VAT on repairs to incentivize customers to repair rather than discard products.- The day also featured case studies from NAV and InnoBoost, highlighting various approaches to the circular economy.
The experience of falling asleep only to be wakened by terror, realizing you cannot move, and feeling something pressing on your chest is surprisingly common in human experience, though the entity that one sees—or not—often depends on cultural expectations. Night-hag, demon, or invisible assailant, in this special Halloween episode and season four finale, I bring you the story of the “Night-Mare.”Researched, written, and produced by Corinne Wieben, with original music by Purple Planet.Episode sources For more on Lilith, check out The Serpent.For more on witchcraft in early Scandinavia, check out Runes and Songs. Support the showEnchantedPodcast.netFacebook/enchantedpodcastInstagram/enchantedpodcastTumblr/enchantedpodcastTwitter/enchantedpod
Claus Hjort Frederiksen, Denmark's former defence minister and Lars Findsen former head of Denmark's foreign intelligence agency, have been charged with divulging state secrets and face lengthy prison sentences. Harry Davies investigates why the scandal will reverberate well beyond Scandinavia. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
Tales of adventure and magic connect the Slavic lands: East Slavs (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus), West Slavs (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland) and South Slavs (the countries of former Yugoslavia plus Bulgaria). Matthew Sweet has been reading a new collection of Slavic myths. The authors Noah Charney and Svetlana Slapšak join academic Mirela Ivanova to talk about the way Slavic tales connect with stories from Greece, Rome, Egypt and Scandinavia and how they were used to bolster power in new Slavic nations. Producer: Torquil MacLeod The Slavic Myths by Noah Charney and Svetlana Slapšak and illustrated by Joe McLaren is out now. You might also be interested in a Free Thinking discussion of Albanian culture and history, and in a Radio 3 New Generation Thinker Essay from Mirela Ivanova called Contesting an Alphabet about the competing claims over the invention of Cyrillic.
Welcome back. I'm Mark, and today I'm bringing you a special bonus episode of "Unlocking Your World of Creativity" direct from Oslo, Norway, where I'm diving into the fascinating world of conscious brands during Oslo Innovation Week.In this illuminating session titled "Conscientious Innovation," hosted by the Medinge Group and organized by the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO), we explored how innovation, sustainability, and creativity intertwine to make the world a better place.The first 3 distinguished panelists of the morning led us on an eye-opening journey:Christian Lodgaard: As the Chief Design Officer of Flock, one of Scandinavia's largest furniture manufacturers, Christian delved into the concept of designing products to last. He emphasized the significance of considering materials, structure, and repairability right from the start. The goal? To create furniture with lasting value and minimal environmental impact.Brigitte Stepputtis: The Global Head of Couture at the fashion brand Vivienne Westwood, revealed how this fashion icon leads the way in conscious design. Vivienne Westwood's reduced impact strategy includes fewer collection changes, fewer fashion shows, and streamlining product lines -- while even exploring the repurposing of bridal gowns.Joana Sá Lima: Joana, a partner and architect at Comte Bureau, introduced us to the idea that sometimes the best decision is not to build anything new at all. She highlighted innovative ways to rethink construction materials, design, and waste reduction. Asking the right questions, she argued, can lead to surprising and sustainable solutions.Taken together, hese panelists illuminated some key takeaways:1. The Art of the Possible: Concrete examples showed us what's achievable in the realm of conscientious innovation, dispelling the notion of mere theoretical ideas.2. Defining Circularity: They provided a clear picture of how individual brands and products can embrace circularity, pinpointing where improvements can be made.3. Empowering the Consumer: Educating customers about their choices can steer them toward more sustainable options, fostering informed decisions.Stay tuned for more updates from Oslo Innovation Week as I continue my exploration of global creative and innovative endeavors. I'm Mark, inviting you to join me on this inspiring journey of unlocking creativity.
In this month's episode of The Cycling Podcast Feminin, Rose Manley and Denny Gray pour over what has been a packed racing schedule since the World Championships. They pick out the defining moments and big breakthroughs from this closing part of the season which has included a nail-biting Tour of Scandinavia, a lively Tour de Romandie and a Simac Ladies Tour that was full of surprises. We also hear from Canyon-SRAM's huge new talent Antonia Niedermaier who has already bagged a Giro stage win in her first year in the World Tour. The young German tells us about her double life as both an elite cyclist and an elite ski mountaineer and reveals her ambitions to compete in both the Summer and Winter Olympics. Rose and Denny also – dare we say – “speculate” on where we can expect the new rivalries and new winners to come next year now that one of the sport's leading lights Annemiek Van Vleuten has retired. Van Vleuten said goodbye to racing at the Simac Ladies Tour, having racked up an astounding 104 wins in her 15 year elite career. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Science in Sport. Follow us on social media: Twitter @cycling_podcast Instagram @thecyclingpodcast The 11.01 Cappuccino Our regular email newsletter is now on Substack. Subscribe here for frothy, full-fat updates to enjoy any time (as long as it's after 11am). Science in Sport The Cycling Podcast has been supported since 2016 by Science In Sport. World leading experts in endurance nutrition. Go to scienceinsport.com to see the whole range. MAAP The Cycling Podcast x MAAP collection is available now. Go to maap.cc to see the full MAAP range. LinkedIn Jobs It's never been easier to find the right person to recruit for your organisation. Go to linkedin.com/cycle D Vine Cellars The 2023 Vuelta a España wine selection is available now at dvinecellars.com Friends of the Podcast Sign up as a Friend of the Podcast at thecyclingpodcast.com to listen to more than 60 exclusive episodes. The Cycling Podcast is on Strava The Cycling Podcast was founded in 2013 by Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie.