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Armed Lutheran Radio
Episode 347 - Obedient to the Point of Death

Armed Lutheran Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 40:58


In this our first Clinging to God & Guns episode of 2023, Lloyd and the Padre discuss Pastor Bennett's article in the new book "Duty to Defend: Volume 2," the context of Phillippians 2:6-8, the reason it is poorly applied in the gun debate, and a better example of Jesus for us to follow in defense of our neighbors. Armed Lutheran Radio is a listener-supported podcast. If you value the information and entertainment we provide, consider supporting the show by joining our membership site, The Reformation Gun Club! http://gunclub.armedlutheran.us Thank You to this Week's Members! Jerry and Billye from Deer Lodge, MT John Nielson Luke from Seymour, IN Mike from Hiram, GA Peter from White Bear Lake, MN Robert from Bothell, WA William from Duncanville, TX The Disreputable Bartlett Dan from Enumclaw, WA Donny from White Bear Lake, MN Duty to Defend: Volume 2 is now available! Pick up your copy today in paperback, Kindle, or ePub formats! www.ArmedLutheran.us/books Prayer of the Week Almighty and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities and in all our dangers and necessities stretch forth Your hand to help and defend us; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. Use these Links to Support Armed Lutheran Radio Armed Lutheran Radio is a listener-supported podcast. If you value the information and entertainment we provide, consider supporting the show by joining our membership site, or shopping at your favorite online stores using the links below. Join the Reformation Gun Club! - http://gunclub.armedlutheran.us Check out the other Great Armed Lutheran Books - http://www.ArmedLutheran.us/Books Shop at Amazon* - http://www.armedlutheran.us/amazon Shop at GunMagWarehouse* - http://www.armedlutheran.us/mags Get Regular Refills Coffee Subscriptions at Dunkin' Donuts* - www.ArmedLutheran.us/Coffee Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network - https://www.armedcitizensnetwork.org Get in Touch Visit our Feedback Page - http://www.armedlutheran.us/feedback Please tell your friends about us, leave an iTunes review, and like us on Facebook Join our Facebook group - http://www.armedlutheran.us/facebook Subscribe to us and follow us on Youtube - http://www.armedlutheran.us/youtube Check Out More at our Website- http://www.armedlutheran.us Disclaimer The links above which are indicated with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these items, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you. Keep Shooting, Keep Praying, We'll Talk to you Next time!

Tracing Owls
Belief is the Frenemy - with Rick Belcher

Tracing Owls

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2023 58:15


Rick opens up like never before, juggling his conflicting desires for belief against the rejection of his prior faith! As the host of Spooks, Creeps and Assorted Devilry Podcast, as well as the admin of many Facebook groups, Rick actively engages in community building within the paraweird sphere, despite his personal doubts towards the reality of everything he desperately yearns for. He shares his struggles with his former faith, finding a sense of belonging within the cryptid world, and how this sent him down a path of becoming a optimistic and hopeful skeptic. ====================== Huge THANK YOU!!! to Rick Belcher for sharing his personal journey and numerous conflictions which mold him into a very nuanced and kind community-builder. Hopefully one day Bigfoot reciprocates his love and manifests before Rick... though via a portal! Check out his podcast "Spooks, Creeps & Assorted Devilry" HERE Follow the podcast on Instagram @spookscreepspod and Twitter @SpooksCreepsPod Join their amazing Facebook Group and get some awesome merch from RedBubble If you desire cute cryptid plushies, check out our mutual friend Cryptid Comforts ...and if you want some awesome cryptid masks, check out Seymour's Captive Cryptids ====================== Send us suggestions and comments to tracingowlspodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @tracingowls or Twitter @TracingOwls Check our Linktree: linktr.ee/tracingowls Intro sampled from "Something strange lurks in the shadows" by Francisco Sánchez (@fanchisanchez) Sound effects obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com

Eins zu Eins. Der Talk
Grit Seymour, Modedesignerin

Eins zu Eins. Der Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 39:59


Sie musste in Unterwäsche vor Erich Mielke posieren, wurde als junges Model in der DDR verfolgt und wegen einer Nina-Hagen-Platte verhaftet. Im Westen stieg Grit Seymour schließlich zur international gefeierten Modedesignerin auf. Heute ist sie Professorin für Modedesign an der HTW Berlin. Moderation: Stefan Parrisius

The Fallen State TV(Video)
Pastor Seymour Helligar Joins Jesse! (#293)

The Fallen State TV(Video)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2023 58:45


On this week's episode of TheFallenState TV, host Jesse Lee Peterson is joined by Pastor Seymour Helligar—He the head pastor of Grace Community Church of Long Beach. Pastor Seymour joins Jesse to discuss Christianity, his role as a husband, the "Trinity", black anger, forgiveness, and much more!

The Fallen State (Audio)
Pastor Seymour Helligar Joins Jesse! (#293)

The Fallen State (Audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2023 58:19


On this week's episode of TheFallenState TV, host Jesse Lee Peterson is joined by Pastor Seymour Helligar—He the head pastor of Grace Community Church of Long Beach. Pastor Seymour joins Jesse to discuss Christianity, his role as a husband, the "Trinity", black anger, forgiveness, and much more!

RSN Racing Pulse
Mark Pilkington - Seymour Bloodstock

RSN Racing Pulse

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 10:54


Mark Pilkington from Seymour Bloodstock joins us at the Sales to discuss what he is looking for on the Gold Coast

Stuff You Missed in History Class
Pulitzer versus the U.S. Government (Part 2)

Stuff You Missed in History Class

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 34:38 Very Popular


In Pulitzer's later years, he became embroiled in a heated legal battle with the U.S. government after his papers printed allegations that Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft were connected to shady dealings regarding the Panama Canal.  Research:  “SUPREME COURT ENDS PANAMA LIBEL SUIT.” New York Times. Jan. 3, 1911. https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1911/01/04/104853177.pdf?pdf_redirect=true&ip=0 Topping, Seymour. “Biography of Joseph Pulitzer.” The Pulitzer Prizes. https://www.pulitzer.org/page/biography-joseph-pulitzer “Was Slayback armed?” St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Oct. 15, 1882. https://www.newspapers.com/image/571093643 United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. “The Story of Panama: Hearings on the Rainey Resolution.” U.S. Government Printing Office, 1912. Accessed online: https://books.google.com/books?id=t8Q-AAAAYAAJ&dq=%E2%80%9CThese+stories+need+no+investigation+whatever.+They+are+in+fact+wholly+and+in+form+partly+a+libel+upon+the+United+States+Government%22&source=gbs_navlinks_s “Panama Secrets.” The Indianapolis News. October 20, 1908. https://www.newspapers.com/image/37283610/?terms=%22Who%20Got%20the%20Money%3F%22&match=1 “Mr. Alonzo Slayback.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Oct. 13, 1882. https://www.newspapers.com/image/137816694/?terms=slayback&match=2 “Died in Cairo, Egypt.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch. April 11, 1896. https://www.newspapers.com/image/138232467/?terms=Slayback “Francis Recalls the Killing of Col. A.W. Slayback.” The St. Louis Star and Times. October 14, 1910. https://www.newspapers.com/image/204769546/?terms=Slayback Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. "Bounty System". Encyclopedia Britannica, 20 Jul. 1998, https://www.britannica.com/event/Bounty-Syste “Standard Oil's Monopoly on the Panama Canal.” Omaha World-Herald. Nov. 1, 1908. https://www.newspapers.com/image/860064239/?terms=panama%20canal&match=1 Vile, John R. “United States v. Press Publishing Co. (1911).” The First Amendment Encyclopedia. https://www.mtsu.edu/first-amendment/article/609/united-states-v-press-publishing-co Morris, James McGrath. “Pulitzer.” Harper Perennial 2010. Peirce, Clyde. “The Panama Libel Cases.” Indiana Magazine of History, vol. 33, no. 2, 1937, pp. 171–86. JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/27786879 “Extracts from the Will of Joseph Pulitzer.” The Pulitzer Prizes. https://www.pulitzer.org/page/extracts-will-joseph-pulitzer Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. "Joseph Pulitzer". Encyclopedia Britannica, 25 Oct. 2022, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Joseph-Pulitzer Csillag, Andras. “Joseph Pulitzer's Roots in Europe: A Genealogical History.” American Jewish Archives. http://sites.americanjewisharchives.org/publications/journal/PDF/1987_39_01_00_csillag.pdf “Panama Canal Charges.” Weekly Town Talk (Alexandria, Louisiana). Dec. 19, 1908. https://www.newspapers.com/image/212864982/?terms=panama%20canal&match=1 “Cromwell – Who? What? Why?” The Houston Post. November 1, 1908. https://www.newspapers.com/image/94892307/?terms=panama%20canal&match=1 “The Inifinitude of Graft.” The Dispatch (Lexington, N.C.). Oct. 21, 1908. https://www.newspapers.com/image/62741584/?terms=panama%20canal&match=1 “Indianapolis News Put in Ananias Club.” Indianapolis Star. Dec. 7, 1908. https://www.newspapers.com/image/118619631/?terms=%22Who%20Got%20the%20Money%3F%22&match=1 “Roosevelt Bitter in Scoring Editors.” Indianapolis News. Dec. 7, 1908. https://www.newspapers.com/image/37311537/?terms=%22Who%20Got%20the%20Money%3F%22&match=1 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Stuff You Missed in History Class
Joseph Pulitzer and the Rise of Yellow Journalism (Part 1)

Stuff You Missed in History Class

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 37:15 Very Popular


Joseph Pulitzer is one of those pivotal figures in history, and his influence continues right on through today. Part one of this two-parter covers his early life, right up through his rivalry with William Randolph Hearst. Research: “SUPREME COURT ENDS PANAMA LIBEL SUIT.” New York Times. Jan. 3, 1911. https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1911/01/04/104853177.pdf?pdf_redirect=true&ip=0 Topping, Seymour. “Biography of Joseph Pulitzer.” The Pulitzer Prizes. https://www.pulitzer.org/page/biography-joseph-pulitzer “Was Slayback armed?” St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Oct. 15, 1882. https://www.newspapers.com/image/571093643 United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. “The Story of Panama: Hearings on the Rainey Resolution.” U.S. Government Printing Office, 1912. Accessed online: https://books.google.com/books?id=t8Q-AAAAYAAJ&dq=%E2%80%9CThese+stories+need+no+investigation+whatever.+They+are+in+fact+wholly+and+in+form+partly+a+libel+upon+the+United+States+Government%22&source=gbs_navlinks_s “Panama Secrets.” The Indianapolis News. October 20, 1908. https://www.newspapers.com/image/37283610/?terms=%22Who%20Got%20the%20Money%3F%22&match=1 “Mr. Alonzo Slayback.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Oct. 13, 1882. https://www.newspapers.com/image/137816694/?terms=slayback&match=2 “Died in Cairo, Egypt.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch. April 11, 1896. https://www.newspapers.com/image/138232467/?terms=Slayback “Francis Recalls the Killing of Col. A.W. Slayback.” The St. Louis Star and Times. October 14, 1910. https://www.newspapers.com/image/204769546/?terms=Slayback Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. "Bounty System". Encyclopedia Britannica, 20 Jul. 1998, https://www.britannica.com/event/Bounty-Syste “Standard Oil's Monopoly on the Panama Canal.” Omaha World-Herald. Nov. 1, 1908. https://www.newspapers.com/image/860064239/?terms=panama%20canal&match=1 Vile, John R. “United States v. Press Publishing Co. (1911).” The First Amendment Encyclopedia. https://www.mtsu.edu/first-amendment/article/609/united-states-v-press-publishing-co Morris, James McGrath. “Pulitzer.” Harper Perennial 2010. Peirce, Clyde. “The Panama Libel Cases.” Indiana Magazine of History, vol. 33, no. 2, 1937, pp. 171–86. JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/27786879 “Extracts from the Will of Joseph Pulitzer.” The Pulitzer Prizes. https://www.pulitzer.org/page/extracts-will-joseph-pulitzer Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. "Joseph Pulitzer". Encyclopedia Britannica, 25 Oct. 2022, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Joseph-Pulitzer Csillag, Andras. “Joseph Pulitzer's Roots in Europe: A Genealogical History.” American Jewish Archives. http://sites.americanjewisharchives.org/publications/journal/PDF/1987_39_01_00_csillag.pdf “Panama Canal Charges.” Weekly Town Talk (Alexandria, Louisiana). Dec. 19, 1908. https://www.newspapers.com/image/212864982/?terms=panama%20canal&match=1 “Cromwell – Who? What? Why?” The Houston Post. November 1, 1908. https://www.newspapers.com/image/94892307/?terms=panama%20canal&match=1 “The Inifinitude of Graft.” The Dispatch (Lexington, N.C.). Oct. 21, 1908. https://www.newspapers.com/image/62741584/?terms=panama%20canal&match=1 “Indianapolis News Put in Ananias Club.” Indianapolis Star. Dec. 7, 1908. https://www.newspapers.com/image/118619631/?terms=%22Who%20Got%20the%20Money%3F%22&match=1 “Roosevelt Bitter in Scoring Editors.” Indianapolis News. Dec. 7, 1908. https://www.newspapers.com/image/37311537/?terms=%22Who%20Got%20the%20Money%3F%22&match=1 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Podcasts – Jewish Sacred Aging
ENCORE 12/30/2022: Seekers of Meaning 12/16/2022: Rabbi Seymour Rossel, president of Rossel Books, Jewish author

Podcasts – Jewish Sacred Aging

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 41:20


Rabbi Address chats with Rabbi Seymour Rossel, the author of The Wise Folk of Chelm and more than thirty other books. [Read more...] The post ENCORE 12/30/2022: Seekers of Meaning 12/16/2022: Rabbi Seymour Rossel, president of Rossel Books, Jewish author appeared first on Jewish Sacred Aging.

Robnett's Real Estate Run Down
Multifamily Ground-up Construction with Dave Seymour

Robnett's Real Estate Run Down

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 49:05


Dave Seymour has been sought after, as a no nonsense investor with zero tolerance for inefficiency and speculation. He has been doing business alongside investors of all experience levels and has helped many accredited investors on their very first deal.  Dave has guided some of the largest investment firms in the nation through complex transactions.   Tune in to this episode and learn more about Apartment Complex Investing, COVID migration impact and Stimulus effects on the CRE market. Learn how to win and earn passively!   5:19  Multi-family construction and repositioning 14:00 Florida's COVID Migration  19:02 Fundamentals and False Economy 27:38 Inflation 32:38 Repositioning and taxes   “That's where the magic begins to happen. That's investing in an apartment, investing in a business, buying a piece of a franchise, whatever it is, that creates income while you're not working.”   Guest Bio: Dave Seymour Dave Seymour, a retired 16 year veteran of the Fire Service, launched his Real Estate career over a decade ago, rapidly becoming one of the Country's top investors. Within his first few years, Dave transacted 10's of millions of dollars of real estate and has become one of the Nation's leading experts in commercial multi-family transactions. His unabridged passion for business and Real Estate put him on the radar of A&E television network as well as multiple news organizations like CBS, ABC, CNBC, and FOX News. “Flipping Boston” aired on A&E for multiple seasons.    Dave has been sought after, as a no nonsense investor with zero tolerance for inefficiency and speculation. Dave is well-known for doing business alongside investors of all experience levels. He has helped accredited investors on their very first deal as well as guided some of the largest investment firms in the nation through complex transactions. Dave's blue collar attitude in a white collar world is why investors seek his advice and want to invest alongside his team at Freedom Venture Investments. Dave has disrupted the Private Equity landscape allowing investors access to institutional quality CRE assets that have typically only been for the elite.   Connect with Dave:  www.freedomventure.com https://www.daveseymour.club https://www.facebook.com/DaveSeymourLive Twitter @daveseymour343 Instagram  @daveseymour343 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daveseymour343/

Inside INdiana Business
Inside INdiana Business Television Podcast: Weekend of 12/23/22

Inside INdiana Business

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 24:52


A holiday rewind...  Rebroadcasting a show that aired the weekend of October 7-9, 2022.  The Fieldhouse of the Future. Now game-ready after a $360 million facelift. We're inside the "new" Gainbridge Fieldhouse to show you why its a slam-dunk for central Indiana's economy, how it's driving new growth and what's next. Plus...old-school Indiana basketball in John Mellencamp's hometown. The game plan to save the iconic Shields Memorial Gym in Seymour...the focus of this week's Endangered Indiana. Lights. Camera. Action. Rolling into the 31st Heartland International Film Festival. Why it's a box office bonanza for central Indiana.

Someone Else's Movie
Amanda Kramer on Little Shop of Horrors

Someone Else's Movie

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 50:27


We need something joyous to close out the year, so here's musician and filmmaker Amanda Kramer (Paris Window, Ladyworld  and the gender-bending new comedy Please Baby Please, now available on digital and on demand) to celebrate the practical magic of Frank Oz and David Geffen's  delightful big-screen adaptation of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's off-Broadway masterpiece Little Shop of Horrors. Your genial host Norm Wilner has always been a secret Seymour.

The Infinite Skrillifiles: OWSLA Confidential
C.ristmas R.ules E.verything A.round M.e

The Infinite Skrillifiles: OWSLA Confidential

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 60:02


I should— SPLIT MY WRISTS WIDE OPEN— —so I can feel again! So I can feel again Slit my wrists right open— So I can see again So I can see again Tongue beneath my cheek, And your feelings make me weak; I need to breathe again; I better not See you next week— PLEASE Lay beneath me and Squeeze me, Please me l, Tease me, I— Greet me at the door, To your Rocky Mountain horror Feed me, Seymour, This is horrible! I hate this show I hate this world I hate you I— I hate you more— I should— What the fuck is this. It's screamo You're writing screamo again? Shit! I hate my life Is it what you want to believe, Burn another tree Dream another lucid dream, Lucifer is just the truth to me, It won't deceive you I won't believe you I don't believe you I don't believe anything I see I don't believe I don't believe I don't BE LEAVE. Me? Yes. —you wish. I WISH— uhh—-?! —HURRY UP, TIMMY, GODDAMMNIT. Alright, i wish… {Enter The Multiverse} [The Festival Project.™] COPYRIGHT © THE FESTIVAL PROJECT 2022 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. © -U.

Armed Lutheran Radio
Episode 343 - They Saw the Same Star Rising

Armed Lutheran Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2022 14:14


A Christmas message based on the account of author Henry Williamson of the Christmas Truce on the Ypres salient in 1914. That account, published in the London Daily Express in 1937, reminds us that even during that deadly and bitter conflict, we are all God's children. Pray that we remember that fact in the midst of our modern day divisions. Armed Lutheran Radio is a listener-supported podcast. If you value the information and entertainment we provide, consider supporting the show by joining our membership site, The Reformation Gun Club! http://gunclub.armedlutheran.us Thank You to this Week's Members! Kalroy from Boronn, CA Stephen B Mike from Hiram, GA Robert from Bothell, WA John Nielson Luke from Seymour, IN William from Duncanville, TX Jerry and Billye from Deer Lodge, MT Peter from White Bear Lake, MN The Disreputable Bartlett Prayer of the Week Lord God, gracious Father, who in the fullness of time sent Your Son to become man, assume our flesh, and become our Brother, we implore You to keep us in true knowledge of our Redeemer, by whose birth we are delivered from sin, death, Satan, and hell, that with all the holy angels we may rejoice at His Nativity and behold Him who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. Use these Links to Support Armed Lutheran Radio If you value the information and entertainment we provide, consider supporting the show by joining our membership site, or shopping at your favorite online stores using the links below. Check out the other Great Armed Lutheran Books - http://www.ArmedLutheran.us/Books Shop at Amazon* - http://www.armedlutheran.us/amazon Shop at GunMagWarehouse* - http://www.armedlutheran.us/mags Get Regular Refills Coffee Subscriptions at Dunkin' Donuts* - www.ArmedLutheran.us/Coffee Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network - https://www.armedcitizensnetwork.org Get in Touch Visit our Feedback Page - http://www.armedlutheran.us/feedback Please tell your friends about us, leave an iTunes review, and like us on Facebook Join our Facebook group - http://www.armedlutheran.us/facebook Subscribe to us and follow us on Youtube - http://www.armedlutheran.us/youtube Check Out More at our Website- http://www.armedlutheran.us Disclaimer The links above which are indicated with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these items, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you. Original music by the Artist formerly known as METALloyd, copyright 2022. Keep Shooting, Keep Praying, We'll Talk to you Next time!

New Books in Biography
Craig Seymour, "Luther: The Life and Longing of Luther Vandross" (2017)

New Books in Biography

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 69:04


On April 16, 2003, Luther Vandross suffered a near-fatal stroke, and the world held its breath. Inside sources said he might never sing again. He was too weak to receive visitors, but cards and good wishes came from Aretha Franklin, David Bowie, Anita Baker, Halle Berry, Patti LaBelle, Jesse Jackson, Burt Bacharach, Bette Midler, Star Jones, Gladys Knight, and Dionne Warwick, among others. With a will to live matched only by the enormous strength and power of his heart, soul, and singing talent, Luther survived and is regaining his voice. Craig Seymour's Luther: The Life and Longing of Luther Vandross (2017) is a loving tribute to the man who has entertained millions. Luther remains one of the music industry's most private celebrities. In Luther, the first biography of the hugely popular and beloved singer, Craig Seymour investigates and illuminates Luther's life, from his early obsession with soulful girl groups to the day he was discovered by glam rocker David Bowie to his devastating stroke and inspiring recovery. Seymour explores Luther's elusive sexuality, the taboo question that has plagued him for his entire career. He talks about Luther's yo-yo dieting, and the pain his weight has caused him and those around him. He tells the whole story behind the widely publicized feuds between Luther and R&B icons Aretha Franklin and Anita Baker as well as the group En Vogue. And he frankly and honestly explores the tragedies of Luther's life: the 1986 car crash that killed his best friend and nearly destroyed his career, and the 2003 stroke that almost ended his life. An authentic R&B legend, Luther Vandross is one of the most popular and talented vocalists in the world. His life has been full of pain and love, tragedy and redemption. And now, for the first time ever, Luther gives you a backstage pass into his life and longing. Cresa Pugh is a PhD Candidate in sociology and social policy at Harvard University. For more information see scholar.harvard.edu/cresa and follow her on Twitter @CresaPugh. 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 American Studies
Craig Seymour, "Luther: The Life and Longing of Luther Vandross" (2017)

New Books in American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 69:04


On April 16, 2003, Luther Vandross suffered a near-fatal stroke, and the world held its breath. Inside sources said he might never sing again. He was too weak to receive visitors, but cards and good wishes came from Aretha Franklin, David Bowie, Anita Baker, Halle Berry, Patti LaBelle, Jesse Jackson, Burt Bacharach, Bette Midler, Star Jones, Gladys Knight, and Dionne Warwick, among others. With a will to live matched only by the enormous strength and power of his heart, soul, and singing talent, Luther survived and is regaining his voice. Craig Seymour's Luther: The Life and Longing of Luther Vandross (2017) is a loving tribute to the man who has entertained millions. Luther remains one of the music industry's most private celebrities. In Luther, the first biography of the hugely popular and beloved singer, Craig Seymour investigates and illuminates Luther's life, from his early obsession with soulful girl groups to the day he was discovered by glam rocker David Bowie to his devastating stroke and inspiring recovery. Seymour explores Luther's elusive sexuality, the taboo question that has plagued him for his entire career. He talks about Luther's yo-yo dieting, and the pain his weight has caused him and those around him. He tells the whole story behind the widely publicized feuds between Luther and R&B icons Aretha Franklin and Anita Baker as well as the group En Vogue. And he frankly and honestly explores the tragedies of Luther's life: the 1986 car crash that killed his best friend and nearly destroyed his career, and the 2003 stroke that almost ended his life. An authentic R&B legend, Luther Vandross is one of the most popular and talented vocalists in the world. His life has been full of pain and love, tragedy and redemption. And now, for the first time ever, Luther gives you a backstage pass into his life and longing. Cresa Pugh is a PhD Candidate in sociology and social policy at Harvard University. For more information see scholar.harvard.edu/cresa and follow her on Twitter @CresaPugh. 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
Craig Seymour, "Luther: The Life and Longing of Luther Vandross" (2017)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 69:04


On April 16, 2003, Luther Vandross suffered a near-fatal stroke, and the world held its breath. Inside sources said he might never sing again. He was too weak to receive visitors, but cards and good wishes came from Aretha Franklin, David Bowie, Anita Baker, Halle Berry, Patti LaBelle, Jesse Jackson, Burt Bacharach, Bette Midler, Star Jones, Gladys Knight, and Dionne Warwick, among others. With a will to live matched only by the enormous strength and power of his heart, soul, and singing talent, Luther survived and is regaining his voice. Craig Seymour's Luther: The Life and Longing of Luther Vandross (2017) is a loving tribute to the man who has entertained millions. Luther remains one of the music industry's most private celebrities. In Luther, the first biography of the hugely popular and beloved singer, Craig Seymour investigates and illuminates Luther's life, from his early obsession with soulful girl groups to the day he was discovered by glam rocker David Bowie to his devastating stroke and inspiring recovery. Seymour explores Luther's elusive sexuality, the taboo question that has plagued him for his entire career. He talks about Luther's yo-yo dieting, and the pain his weight has caused him and those around him. He tells the whole story behind the widely publicized feuds between Luther and R&B icons Aretha Franklin and Anita Baker as well as the group En Vogue. And he frankly and honestly explores the tragedies of Luther's life: the 1986 car crash that killed his best friend and nearly destroyed his career, and the 2003 stroke that almost ended his life. An authentic R&B legend, Luther Vandross is one of the most popular and talented vocalists in the world. His life has been full of pain and love, tragedy and redemption. And now, for the first time ever, Luther gives you a backstage pass into his life and longing. Cresa Pugh is a PhD Candidate in sociology and social policy at Harvard University. For more information see scholar.harvard.edu/cresa and follow her on Twitter @CresaPugh. 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 Music
Craig Seymour, "Luther: The Life and Longing of Luther Vandross" (2017)

New Books in Music

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 69:04


On April 16, 2003, Luther Vandross suffered a near-fatal stroke, and the world held its breath. Inside sources said he might never sing again. He was too weak to receive visitors, but cards and good wishes came from Aretha Franklin, David Bowie, Anita Baker, Halle Berry, Patti LaBelle, Jesse Jackson, Burt Bacharach, Bette Midler, Star Jones, Gladys Knight, and Dionne Warwick, among others. With a will to live matched only by the enormous strength and power of his heart, soul, and singing talent, Luther survived and is regaining his voice. Craig Seymour's Luther: The Life and Longing of Luther Vandross (2017) is a loving tribute to the man who has entertained millions. Luther remains one of the music industry's most private celebrities. In Luther, the first biography of the hugely popular and beloved singer, Craig Seymour investigates and illuminates Luther's life, from his early obsession with soulful girl groups to the day he was discovered by glam rocker David Bowie to his devastating stroke and inspiring recovery. Seymour explores Luther's elusive sexuality, the taboo question that has plagued him for his entire career. He talks about Luther's yo-yo dieting, and the pain his weight has caused him and those around him. He tells the whole story behind the widely publicized feuds between Luther and R&B icons Aretha Franklin and Anita Baker as well as the group En Vogue. And he frankly and honestly explores the tragedies of Luther's life: the 1986 car crash that killed his best friend and nearly destroyed his career, and the 2003 stroke that almost ended his life. An authentic R&B legend, Luther Vandross is one of the most popular and talented vocalists in the world. His life has been full of pain and love, tragedy and redemption. And now, for the first time ever, Luther gives you a backstage pass into his life and longing. Cresa Pugh is a PhD Candidate in sociology and social policy at Harvard University. For more information see scholar.harvard.edu/cresa and follow her on Twitter @CresaPugh. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/music

New Books in Dance
Craig Seymour, "Luther: The Life and Longing of Luther Vandross" (2017)

New Books in Dance

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 69:04


On April 16, 2003, Luther Vandross suffered a near-fatal stroke, and the world held its breath. Inside sources said he might never sing again. He was too weak to receive visitors, but cards and good wishes came from Aretha Franklin, David Bowie, Anita Baker, Halle Berry, Patti LaBelle, Jesse Jackson, Burt Bacharach, Bette Midler, Star Jones, Gladys Knight, and Dionne Warwick, among others. With a will to live matched only by the enormous strength and power of his heart, soul, and singing talent, Luther survived and is regaining his voice. Craig Seymour's Luther: The Life and Longing of Luther Vandross (2017) is a loving tribute to the man who has entertained millions. Luther remains one of the music industry's most private celebrities. In Luther, the first biography of the hugely popular and beloved singer, Craig Seymour investigates and illuminates Luther's life, from his early obsession with soulful girl groups to the day he was discovered by glam rocker David Bowie to his devastating stroke and inspiring recovery. Seymour explores Luther's elusive sexuality, the taboo question that has plagued him for his entire career. He talks about Luther's yo-yo dieting, and the pain his weight has caused him and those around him. He tells the whole story behind the widely publicized feuds between Luther and R&B icons Aretha Franklin and Anita Baker as well as the group En Vogue. And he frankly and honestly explores the tragedies of Luther's life: the 1986 car crash that killed his best friend and nearly destroyed his career, and the 2003 stroke that almost ended his life. An authentic R&B legend, Luther Vandross is one of the most popular and talented vocalists in the world. His life has been full of pain and love, tragedy and redemption. And now, for the first time ever, Luther gives you a backstage pass into his life and longing. Cresa Pugh is a PhD Candidate in sociology and social policy at Harvard University. For more information see scholar.harvard.edu/cresa and follow her on Twitter @CresaPugh. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/performing-arts

New Books in African American Studies
Craig Seymour, "Luther: The Life and Longing of Luther Vandross" (2017)

New Books in African American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 69:04


On April 16, 2003, Luther Vandross suffered a near-fatal stroke, and the world held its breath. Inside sources said he might never sing again. He was too weak to receive visitors, but cards and good wishes came from Aretha Franklin, David Bowie, Anita Baker, Halle Berry, Patti LaBelle, Jesse Jackson, Burt Bacharach, Bette Midler, Star Jones, Gladys Knight, and Dionne Warwick, among others. With a will to live matched only by the enormous strength and power of his heart, soul, and singing talent, Luther survived and is regaining his voice. Craig Seymour's Luther: The Life and Longing of Luther Vandross (2017) is a loving tribute to the man who has entertained millions. Luther remains one of the music industry's most private celebrities. In Luther, the first biography of the hugely popular and beloved singer, Craig Seymour investigates and illuminates Luther's life, from his early obsession with soulful girl groups to the day he was discovered by glam rocker David Bowie to his devastating stroke and inspiring recovery. Seymour explores Luther's elusive sexuality, the taboo question that has plagued him for his entire career. He talks about Luther's yo-yo dieting, and the pain his weight has caused him and those around him. He tells the whole story behind the widely publicized feuds between Luther and R&B icons Aretha Franklin and Anita Baker as well as the group En Vogue. And he frankly and honestly explores the tragedies of Luther's life: the 1986 car crash that killed his best friend and nearly destroyed his career, and the 2003 stroke that almost ended his life. An authentic R&B legend, Luther Vandross is one of the most popular and talented vocalists in the world. His life has been full of pain and love, tragedy and redemption. And now, for the first time ever, Luther gives you a backstage pass into his life and longing. Cresa Pugh is a PhD Candidate in sociology and social policy at Harvard University. For more information see scholar.harvard.edu/cresa and follow her on Twitter @CresaPugh. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/african-american-studies

Streaming Audio: a Confluent podcast about Apache Kafka
Learn How Stream-Processing Works The Simplest Way Possible

Streaming Audio: a Confluent podcast about Apache Kafka

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 31:29 Transcription Available


Could you explain Apache Kafka® in ways that a small child could understand? When Mitch Seymour, author of Mastering Kafka Streams and ksqlDB, wanted a way to communicate the basics of Kafka and event-based stream processing, he decided to author a children's book on the subject, but it turned into something with a far broader appeal.Mitch conceived the idea while writing a traditional manuscript for engineers and technicians interested in building stream processing applications. He wished he could explain what he was writing about to his 2-year-old daughter, and contemplated the best way to introduce the concepts in a way anyone could grasp.Four months later, he had completed the illustration book: Gently Down the Stream: A Gentle Introduction to Apache Kafka. It tells the story of a family of forest-dwelling Otters, who discover that they can use a giant river to communicate with each other. When more Otter families move into the forest, they must learn to adapt their system to handle the increase in activity.This accessible metaphor for how streaming applications work is accompanied by Mitch's warm, painterly illustrations.For his second book, Seymour collaborated with the researcher and software developer Martin Kleppmann, author of Designing Data-Intensive Applications. Kleppmann admired the illustration book and proposed that the next book tackle a gentle introduction to cryptography. Specifically, it would introduce the concepts behind symmetric-key encryption, key exchange protocols, and the Diffie-Hellman algorithm, a method for exchanging secret information over a public channel.Secret Colors tells the story of a pair of Bunnies preparing to attend a school dance, who eagerly exchange notes on potential dates. They realize they need a way of keeping their messages secret, so they develop a technique that allows them to communicate without any chance of other Bunnies intercepting their messages.Mitch's latest illustration book is—A Walk to the Cloud: A Gentle Introduction to Fully Managed Environments.  In the episode, Seymour discusses his process of creating the books from concept to completion, the decision to create his own publishing company to distribute these books, and whether a fourth book is on the way. He also discusses the experience of illustrating the books side by side with his wife, shares his insights on how editing is similar to coding, and explains why a concise set of commands is equally desirable in SQL queries and children's literature.EPISODE LINKSMinimizing Software Speciation with ksqlDB and Kafka StreamsGently Down the Stream: A Gentle Introduction to Apache KafkaSecret ColorsA Walk to the Cloud: A Gentle Introduction to Fully Managed EnvironmentsApache Kafka On the Go: Kafka Concepts for BeginnersApache Kafka 101 courseWatch the videoJoin the Confluent CommunityLearn more with Kafka tutorials, resources, and guides at Confluent DeveloperUse PODCAST100 to get an additional $100 of free Confluent Cloud usage (details)

Dice Will Roll
Holiday Special 2022: Krampies & Kerfuffles

Dice Will Roll

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 129:14


Winter is upon us, and a chilly new adventure awaits! Joined by guest players Jeff, Jessica, Jordan and Chris, Derry will take a party of adventurers from the frigid land of Irrisen through The Longnight Before Krampus, a special holiday adventure available for free now!Every year, the holiday of Longnight bids adieu to the darkest part of year as families gather to watch candles burn out late into the night, and revelers partake in good food and wine. But when a group of travellers from different corners of the land of eternal winter find themselves taking shelter in a small tavern in the middle of a snowstorm, who knows what awaits them! Join Fizzledorp the Goblin Witch toymaker, Vitasya the Undine Sorcerer fortune teller, Dolly the Poppet Bard childcarer and Seymour the Orc Champion of the Hearth as they unravel a mystery involving strange toys, missing treasure and mischievious shadows that stalk the night!Burnt bits get thrown. Windows get broken. Fate gets discussed.All this and more in this episode of Dice Will Roll, the Merriest Pathfinder Podcast on the Planet, where we ask the Hard Questions like... what's the currency exchange on paying it forward?CONTENT WARNINGS: Child neglect and exploitation, on-screen animal maulings, survivor guilt, childhood trauma, stupid amounts of critsGet the Longnight Before Krampus For Free (or Pay What You Want!)Music by Seventh Midnight[Christmas Jingle] → Christmas Theme 1 by Alexander NakaradaMusic provided by Free Vibes: https://goo.gl/NkGhTgSpecial Guests:Jess Redekop: https://tectonomancer.carrd.co/Jeff of the Emergency Power Podcast: https://dice.camp/@epn_jeffJordan Cuddlefish: https://linktr.ee/jordanfishChris of Skald's Tale: https://skaldstale.com/ Get extra loot on our Patreon! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Murder in Oregon
#318 Guest Host Lauren Bright Pacheco with Mark Schand

Murder in Oregon

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 46:56


On September 2, 1986, a Springfield, MA drug deal turned into an armed robbery, which turned into the death of an innocent bystander named Victoria Seymour. Six men, all of whom were later determined to have been involved in the robbery, identified Mark Schand as the one responsible for Seymour's death. Despite the lack of physical evidence, and the fact that he was 30 miles away the entire evening that the crime took place, Schand was tried, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison without parole. As a three time Emmy award-winner, Lauren has worked as a writer, reporter and producer in various media spaces including radio, newspaper, television and podcasting. Her podcasts Murder in Illinois, Murder in Oregon, Happy Face, and more, investigate and report true crime cases. Mark's case and story dovetails seamlessly with many of those which Lauren has tackled in the past. Specifically, and what disturbs Lauren most, Mark was convicted for a crime he did not commit, without any evidence, and with the help of falsified testimony and coerced witnesses. Mark's story inspires Lauren, as despite the loss and tragedy, his story still ends with a wonderful love story. For listeners of Murder in Oregon and Murder in Illinois, if you want to hear more Wrongful Conviction, go to: https://lavaforgood.com/with-jason-flom/ Wrongful Conviction is a production of Lava for Good Podcasts in association with Signal Co. No1. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom
#318 Guest Host Lauren Bright Pacheco with Mark Schand

Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 46:56


On September 2, 1986, a Springfield, MA drug deal turned into an armed robbery, which turned into the death of an innocent bystander named Victoria Seymour. Six men, all of whom were later determined to have been involved in the robbery, identified Mark Schand as the one responsible for Seymour's death. Despite the lack of physical evidence, and the fact that he was 30 miles away the entire evening that the crime took place, Schand was tried, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison without parole. As a three time Emmy award-winner, Lauren has worked as a writer, reporter and producer in various media spaces including radio, newspaper, television and podcasting. Her podcasts Murder in Illinois, Murder in Oregon, Happy Face, and more, investigate and report true crime cases. Mark's case and story dovetails seamlessly with many of those which Lauren has tackled in the past. Specifically, and what disturbs Lauren most, Mark was convicted for a crime he did not commit, without any evidence, and with the help of falsified testimony and coerced witnesses. Mark's story inspires Lauren, as despite the loss and tragedy, his story still ends with a wonderful love story. For listeners of Murder in Oregon and Murder in Illinois, if you want to hear more Wrongful Conviction, go to: https://lavaforgood.com/with-jason-flom/ Wrongful Conviction is a production of Lava for Good Podcasts in association with Signal Co. No1. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Murder in Illinois
#318 Guest Host Lauren Bright Pacheco with Mark Schand

Murder in Illinois

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 46:56


On September 2, 1986, a Springfield, MA drug deal turned into an armed robbery, which turned into the death of an innocent bystander named Victoria Seymour. Six men, all of whom were later determined to have been involved in the robbery, identified Mark Schand as the one responsible for Seymour's death. Despite the lack of physical evidence, and the fact that he was 30 miles away the entire evening that the crime took place, Schand was tried, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison without parole. As a three time Emmy award-winner, Lauren has worked as a writer, reporter and producer in various media spaces including radio, newspaper, television and podcasting. Her podcasts Murder in Illinois, Murder in Oregon, Happy Face, and more, investigate and report true crime cases. Mark's case and story dovetails seamlessly with many of those which Lauren has tackled in the past. Specifically, and what disturbs Lauren most, Mark was convicted for a crime he did not commit, without any evidence, and with the help of falsified testimony and coerced witnesses. Mark's story inspires Lauren, as despite the loss and tragedy, his story still ends with a wonderful love story. For listeners of Murder in Oregon and Murder in Illinois, if you want to hear more Wrongful Conviction, go to: https://lavaforgood.com/with-jason-flom/ Wrongful Conviction is a production of Lava for Good Podcasts in association with Signal Co. No1. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

RNZ: Morning Report
David Seymour questions Luxon's committment to conservatism

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 3:14


ACT leader David Seymour is questioning his National Party counterpart's commitment to conservatism ahead of next year's election campaign. Support for the ACT Party has polled steadily this year, putting it in the prime position of having the numbers National may need to form the next government.  Political reporter Anneke Smith sat down with Mr Seymour to talk about what people might expect if both parties come out on top in the 2023 election.

Your Parenting Mojo - Respectful, research-based parenting ideas to help kids thrive
174 Support for Neurodivergent Parents with Dr. Rahimeh Andalibian & Sara Goodrich

Your Parenting Mojo - Respectful, research-based parenting ideas to help kids thrive

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 67:01 Transcription Available


Most of the resources related to parenting and neurodiversity are geared toward helping neurodivergent children, not neurodivergent parents, so this episode aims to help close that gap. Whether you (or your partner, if you have one) have a diagnosis or you see yourself (or them) struggling but can't quite figure out why, this episode may help. Autism and ADHD are diagnosed at wildly differing rates in girls and boys (in large part because boys' symptoms often turn outward while girls' symptoms turn inward), which means that girls are very often undiagnosed and unsupported well into adulthood. Dr. A. may help you to identify neurodivergence in yourself or your partner, and then connect you to resources to support you on your journey. Find more about Dr. A's practice at SpectrumServicesNYC.com I also very much appreciated Dr. A's memoir The Rose Hotel (affiliate link) about her experiences in Iran during the revolution, and later in the U.K. and the U.S. Jump to highlights (00:03) Introduction to this episode. (03:07) What kind of patterns do you see in couples where one partner is known to be neurodivergent? (07:28) It's often the female-identifying partner who is the one who identifies the issue. (11:46) What are some of the red flags for neurodivergent partners? (16:05) Men tend to flood four times as fast as their female partners when they are in an argument. (21:43) How do I support my partner in being a successful parent and also find more balance in terms of what they bring to the family? (25:38) What do we do with this knowledge that we have? (30:31) Dealing with conflict between the couple. (32:46) What do you think of the idea of trauma as a factor in ADHD? (36:12) Diagnosis of ADHD is multi-directional –. (41:56) Mental health is still stigmatized and getting a diagnosis could backfire on you. (42:31) What is a diagnosis and how does it help? (47:44) The different types of ADHD. (53:03) Social calendaring and extracurricular activities. (54:46) Time blocking is a better approach for ADHD. (01:01:45) Strengths of people with ADHD. References Blair, R.J.R. (2005). Responding to the emotions of others: Dissociating forms of empathy through the study of typical and psychiatric populations. Consciousness and Cognition 14(4), 698-718. Bostock-Ling, J.S. (2017, December). Life satisfaction of neurotypical women in intimate relationships with a partner who has Asperger's Syndrome: An exploratory study. Unpublished Master's thesis: The University of Sydney. Chronis-Tuscano, A., & Stein, M.A. (2012). Pharmapsychotherapy for parents with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Impact on maternal ADHD and parenting. CNS Drugs 26(9), 725-732. Chronis-Tuscano, A., O'Brien, K.A., Johnston, C., Jones, H.A., Clarke, T.L., Raggi, V.L., Rooney, M.E., Diaz, Y., Pian, J., & Seymour, K.E. (2011). The relation between...

Go Fact Yourself
Ep. 117.5: Best of Broadway

Go Fact Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 74:02


Places, everyone! It's time to lift the curtain on the Best of Broadway special on Go Fact Yourself!We've recently brought the podcast back to live audiences for the first time in two years! To celebrate, we've put the spotlight on some of our favorite past guests who love musicals and stage performances that were meant for live audiences. That includes guests like actors Rachel Bloom, Jessica McKenna, Eliza Skinner– and more!Plus we've got an all-star cast of experts that includes Tony-winners, famed performers, and stand-out composers. Time to take the stage!Appearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongJessica McKenna from Episode 40Rachel Bloom from Episode 59Jade Cata-Pretta from Episode 64Arden Myrin from Episode 65Eliza Skinner from episode 67With Guest ExpertsRory O'Malley, Tony Award-nominated actor who's performed in the stage shows Hamilton and The Book of Mormon.Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, award-winning songwriters who've worked on Broadway and films, including Disney's FrozenWilson Jermaine Heredia, Tony-winning actor from the musical RENTLee Wilkof, Actor and originator of the role of Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors.Michel Cerveris, actor, singer and guitarist who's won two Tony Awards.Go Fact Yourself was devised and is produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Live show engineer is Dave McKeever.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Seeing our upcoming live shows in LAby YOU!

The Q Interview
[Full episode] Darren Aronofsky, Alfre Woodard, Kathleen Newman-Bremang, Craig Seymour and Jen Sookfong Lee

The Q Interview

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 68:09


Director Darren Aronofsky talks about the difficulty of casting the lead in his latest film, The Whale, and why Brendan Fraser was perfect for the part. Actor Alfre Woodard discusses her role in the new CBC/BET+ series The Porter, about Black railway porters and their families in the 1920s. Our panellists Kathleen Newman-Bremang, Craig Seymour and Jen Sookfong Lee look back on the biggest pop culture stories of 2022.

q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
[Full episode] Darren Aronofsky, Alfre Woodard, Kathleen Newman-Bremang, Craig Seymour and Jen Sookfong Lee

q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 68:09


Director Darren Aronofsky talks about the difficulty of casting the lead in his latest film, The Whale, and why Brendan Fraser was perfect for the part. Actor Alfre Woodard discusses her role in the new CBC/BET+ series The Porter, about Black railway porters and their families in the 1920s. Our panellists Kathleen Newman-Bremang, Craig Seymour and Jen Sookfong Lee look back on the biggest pop culture stories of 2022.

Be Well and Be Green
Wellness and a sensory intervention for anxiety

Be Well and Be Green

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 15:42


Episode 45:  In this episode, host Angie Gust talks about a sensory intervention you can use for anxiety or a trauma memory. First, take a slow deep breath.  Then, acknowledge five things you see around you, four things you can touch around you, three things you hear, two things you can smell and finally one thing you can taste. That should help to ground you in the moment. Turning to the environment, Oxfam, a poverty alleviation organization, published a report to coincide with COP27-again held last November. The report was about the 125 richest people in the world. The analysis showed that on average, this group is emitting 3 million tons of CO2 a year, more than a million times the average for someone in the bottom 90% of humanity.  What legacy are they leaving future generations? References Burgess, M. Nov. 17, 2022. This Plastic Packaging Alternative Can Compost in a Year. Wired. https://www.wired.com/story/wired-impact-shellworks-biodegradable-plastic/ Cosier, S. Nov 22, 2022. How Floating Wetlands Are Helping to Clean Up Urban Waters. https://e360.yale.edu/features/floating-wetlands-cities-pollution Disney, A. Nov 29, 2022. Opinion: Abigail Disney: 125 billionaires control our climate future. https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/29/opinions/billionaires-climate-crisis-abigail-disney/index.html Oxfam. Nov 2022. Carbon Billionaires. https://oxfamilibrary.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10546/621446/bn-carbon-billlionaires-071122-en.pdf?sequence=14 Seidelman , James. Jan 2, 2022. Republicans exploit people's biases to win elections. The Salt Lake Tribune.  https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/commentary/2021/12/31/james-seidelman-john-p/ Seymour, E. Jun 14, 2012. The Bowl of Light. Mind Body Mandala. http://mindbodymandala.com/mind-body-mandala/the-bowl-of-light/ Smith, S. Apr 10, 2018. Behavioral Health Partners. U of Rochester Medical Center. https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/behavioral-health-partners/bhp-blog/april-2018/5-4-3-2-1-coping-technique-for-anxiety.aspx Wallis Wells, D. Nov 23,2022. The world's powers are beginning to look beyond the project of decarbonization. New York Times.

The Ordinary, Extraordinary Cemetery
Episode 114 - Two Cincinnati Rabbis and the Story of Hanukkah

The Ordinary, Extraordinary Cemetery

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 36:10


Hanukkah has become a part of the Jewish-American experience that was essentially brought about by two Rabbis who worked tirelessly during the mid 1800s to improve Jewish life and beliefs in America. Dianne and Jennie pay a virtual visit to Walnut Hills Jewish Cemetery in Evanston, Ohio where the graves of Rabbi Issac Mayer Wise and Rabbi Max Lilienthal are located. These two Ordinary Extraordinary men were instrumental in the Jewish Reform movement in the countries of their births, but even more so once they emigrated to American soil.  And it was through their efforts that Hanukkah became a more mainstream celebration within Jewish communities across the country. Resources used to research this episode include:Palmer, Joanne. "Chanukah in America ." https://www.google.com/amp/s/jewishstandard.timesofisrael.com. 22 Dec. 2016. www.google.com/amp/s/jewishstandard.timesofisrael.com/chanukah-in-america/amp/. Accessed 11 Dec. 2022.Brody, Seymour . "Isaac Mayer Wise ." https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org. 1 Jan. 1996. www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/isaac-mayer-wise. Accessed 11 Dec. 2022.Suess, Jeff. "Our history: Cincinnati rabbis to thank for popularizing Hanukkah ." https://www.cincinnati.com. 7 Dec. 2018. www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2018/12/07/hanukkah-how-cincinnati-rabbis-popularized-jewish-holiday/2222127002/. Accessed 11 Dec. 2022.Judaica, Encyclopedia. "Max Lilienthal ." https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org. 1 Jan. 2008. www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/lilienthal-max. Accessed 11 Dec. 2022.Central , History . "Max Lilienthal ." https://ohiohistorycentral.org. ohiohistorycentral.org/w/Max_Lilienthal. Accessed 11 Dec. 2022.John, Timothy . "Rabbi Max Lilienthal ." https://www.findagrave.com. 15 Apr. 2020. www.findagrave.com/memorial/181225331/max-lilienthal. Accessed 11 Dec. 2022. "Walnut Hills Jewish Cemetery ." https://www.findagrave.com. www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2200619/walnut-hills-jewish-cemetery. Accessed 11 Dec. 2022.Guy, K. https://www.findagrave.com. 14 Mar. 2007. www.findagrave.com/memorial/18414795/isaac-mayer-wise. Accessed 11 Dec. 2022.Hackett-Silberman, Lou. "Talmud and Midrash ." https://www.britannica.com. www.britannica.com/topic/Talmud. Accessed 11 Dec. 2022.Hoguet, David. Cincinnati's Jewish History.Kolatch, Alfred J. The Jewish Book of Why. New York , Penguin Books, 2003.Photos of Rabbi Max Lilienthal & Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise are Public DomainPhoto of Rabbi Max Lilienthal grave site by Timothy John 4/15/2020 and posted to www.findagrave.comPhoto of Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise grave site by K. Guy 3/14/2007 and posted to www.findagrave.com

RNZ: Checkpoint
Seymour, Ardern team up to 'support pricks everywhere'

RNZ: Checkpoint

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 5:43


'Raising money to support pricks everywhere'. The ACT leader and the Prime Minister are joining forces post parliamentary insult to raise money for prostate cancer. Jacinda Ardern was caught out calling David Seymour an "arrogant prick" under her breath during question time earlier this week. Now the pair is selling a copy of the barbed comment for the cancer cause. To explain all David Seymour talks to Lisa Owen.  

RNZ: Morning Report
Mic catches Ardern calling Seymour 'arrogant prick'

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 2:47


The Prime Minister's been caught calling ACT leader David Seymour an "arrogant prick" in the House. Jacinda Ardern quickly apologised - and David Seymour accepted.. wishing her a merry Christmas. The unfortunate muttering came hours after the government announced the departure of three ministers, who will hang up their hats at next year's election, as well as three backbench Labour MPs.  Here's deputy political editor Craig McCulloch.   

The Mike Hosking Breakfast
Tim Dower: The cracks are beginning to show in the Government

The Mike Hosking Breakfast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 1:55


Jacinda Ardern's off-mic, but not quite far enough off-mic, comment in the House yesterday betrays just how rattled the Government's front bench has become. I doubt it was anything to do with the Curia poll, which put Labour off by another two points and National up another one. It was possibly more to do with having to give in after holding out, inexplicably, for so long on green-listing the nurses for residency. Maybe it was something to do with the Nanaia Mahuta contracts report? Maybe some simmering irritation over the Three Waters entrenchment? By the way, that's Nanaia again. Probably there's a growing realisation that there's no more Covid money to use to patch up other holes in Government policy, or anything left to sweeten the pot ahead of the next election. Maybe it was Barry Soper's cheeky sinking ship question over the MP's not standing for re-election? Or perhaps it was being pressed on what happens to the fuel excise relief after January 31st? So perhaps David Seymour's swipe in the debate was just the straw that broke the camel's back. And it's obvious the Prime Minister is under a great deal of pressure right now. You could barely hear it, but barely was enough, calling Seymour such an arrogant... well, you know the word, as she sat down. A moment's frustration that, who knows, might be said often about Seymour or maybe others behind closed doors. I'm sure Mr Seymour will be, quietly, fairly pleased with the result. He got under the Prime Minister's skin. And frankly, for the Prime Minister to be calling anyone arrogant right now, is a bit pot-kettle.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

RNZ: Checkpoint
Hot mic catches Ardern calling Seymour an 'arrogant prick'

RNZ: Checkpoint

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 3:48


The Prime Minister's been caught calling ACT leader David Seymour an "arrogant prick" in the House this afternoon. Jacinda Ardern quickly apologised - and David Seymour accepted, wishing her a merry Christmas. The unfortunate muttering came hours after the government announced the departure of three ministers, who will hang up their hats at next year's election, as well as three backbench Labour MPs. The Prime Minister announced the exodus this morning - ahead of her planned Cabinet reshuffle early next year. Here's our deputy political editor Craig McCulloch.

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
David Seymour: ACT Party leader responds to Jacinda Ardern's apology after PM calls him an 'arrogant prick'

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 1:29


ACT Party leader David Seymour is brushing off an insult from the Prime Minister. Speaking under her breath today in Parliament today, Jacinda Ardern called him an arrogant prick, but it was picked up by Parliament's microphones. Ardern texted Seymour to apologise, saying she shouldn't say such things, and he replied wishing her a Merry Christmas. David Seymour says the comment isn't a big deal in comparison to other things he opposes, like Three Waters. "The great irony is that now I actually have got her to apologise for something, so that's progress. I just wish that she'd apologise for a few other things." LISTEN ABOVE  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Pirate Radio 92.7FM Greenville Audio Archive
PRL 12 - 13 - 22 Mike Mullis, Si Seymour, Bryce Williams

Pirate Radio 92.7FM Greenville Audio Archive

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 147:02


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Groadio - The Premier Gravel Cycling & Racing Podcast
Ep 50 | Life Time Grand Prix with Michelle Duffy and Kimo Seymour

Groadio - The Premier Gravel Cycling & Racing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 92:19


Amanda and Bill chat with Michelle Duffy and Kimo Seymour about the Life Time Grand Prix. We discuss the successes and challenges from last year and what will change with the series in the upcoming year. You can follow the Life Time Grand Prix on Instagram at @lifetimegrandprix. Check out our sponsor Hammerhead and the Karoo 2. For a limited time, our listeners can get a free heart-rate monitor by purchasing a Hammerhead Karoo 2. Visit hammerhead.io right now and use promo code GROADIO at checkout to get yours today. Also, visit our sponsor, Endura! No matter what type of riding you do, Endura have you covered. CX, gravel, mountain bike or road, they have apparel and accessories for every rider. Visit endurasport.com to see all of their latest winter ranges and use the code “Wideangle20” for 20% off your next order. You can follow Amanda on Twitter at @_amanda_panda_ and on Instagram at @amanda_panda_. Catch up with Bill at @cxhairs  on Instagram and Twitter. Follow the show @groadio Email the show at groadio@gmail.com. Groadio is part of the Wide Angle Podium network. Please consider becoming a member. Go to www.wideanglepodium.com/donate to learn more and contribute.

Pirate Radio 92.7FM Greenville Audio Archive
PRL 11 - 28 - 22 Troy D, Si Seymour, Mike Schwartz Comments, Brian Bailey

Pirate Radio 92.7FM Greenville Audio Archive

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 149:16


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Abject Suffering
481: Seymour Goes to Hollywood

Abject Suffering

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 35:28


Who is Seymour, and where is he going? What does he want when he gets there? We can only answer one of these questions, but we barely care. Seymour catfished us, saying it was a game about a little potato man, only for us to learn that it's actually another horrible Dizzy game with the serial numebrs filed off.

The MuscleCar Place
TMCP #524: SEMA Show 2022 Special #2: Finale Speed – Carbon Fiber 1970 Charger, Chad Seymour – High Horsepower from Direct Connection, Kevin Hellman – Dodge Last Call Special Editions, Mike Musto – Hemmings Hellcat Durango “T

The MuscleCar Place

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 70:01


TMCP #524: SEMA Show 2022 Special #2: Finale Speed - Carbon Fiber 1970 Charger, Chad Seymour - High Horsepower from Direct Connection, Kevin Hellman - Dodge Last Call Special Editions, Mike Musto - Hemmings Hellcat Durango "Track Support Special!" The post TMCP #524: SEMA Show 2022 Special #2: Finale Speed – Carbon Fiber 1970 Charger, Chad Seymour – High Horsepower from Direct Connection, Kevin Hellman – Dodge Last Call Special Editions, Mike Musto – Hemmings Hellcat Durango “Track Support Special!” first appeared on The Muscle Car Place.

What the Riff?!?
1981 - January: the Who "Face Dances"

What the Riff?!?

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 38:43


Face Dances is the ninth studio album from the Who, and the first release after the death of drummer Keith Moon three years earlier.  During those three years the Who would release the film Quadrophenia and the concert retrospective film The Kids Are Alright.  Front man Roger Daltry would try out acting, and Pete Townshend would release his second solo studio album.  When the group got back together for Face Dances, Phil Collins expressed an interest in joining the band.  However, Kenny Jones (Small Faces, Faces) had already been asked to join.  John “Rabbit” Bundrick also contributed keyboard work on this album, and would eventually join as a full time member of the Who.  These joined previous members Daltry, Townshend, and bassist John Entwistle.  The album was highly anticipated, and was a commercial success, reaching number 4 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and number 2 on the UK Albums chart.  Critical reviews were mixed at the time, and the band has expressed some friction with producer Bill Szymczyk who conducted the final mixing without the full band's input.  Regardless, the album is a staple of early 80's rock and many of the songs have achieved a timelessness about them.Brian brings us this album for today's podcast. You Better You BetThe first single and lead-off track to the album was a staple of the new cable station - MTV.  It was the Who's last top 20 single, reaching number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100.  Townshend developed the song during a period of clubbing with the daughter of a friend.  The video was a black and white studio session.  Don't Let Go the CoatThis deeper cut was the second single, and was inspired by Townshend's guru Meher Baba and his statement that his followers “hang fast to the hem of my robe,” meaning to stay true to his teachings.  It also may have been inspired by Townshend's parents who would pick him up after his binges on drugs and alcohol.The Quiet OneBassist John Entwistle takes an unusual turn as lead singer on this self-referential deep cut.  It was the B-side of the single “You Better You Bet.”  Entwisle said it was a song trying to explain that he wasn't really quiet, but that he started being quiet and got stuck in the pigeon hole of that label.Another Tricky Day“This is no social crisis, just another tricky day for you...fella!”   John Bundrick inspired this song, and it claims that what we're going through is nothing unique, but is just another tricky day.  The song is the final track on the album, and the video is in the same style as the first single - a black and white studio session. ENTERTAINMENT TRACK:Main theme from the television series “Dynasty” John Forsythe, Linda Evans, and Joan Collins starred in this prime time soap opera. STAFF PICKS:Skateaway by Dire Straits Bruce brings us a song about a girl who skates around the city, ticking off the drivers, weaving in and out of traffic, and listening to the local rock and roll station on her headphones.  This is the lead single from the Dire Straits album Making Movies,  and the album title is pulled from the lyrics of this song.Precious to Me  by Phil SeymourDrummer, singer-songwriter, and guitarist Phil Seymour wrote this song with a throwback doo-wop feel.  This is the first single from his first solo album.  It hit number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100.  Seymour also contributed backing vocals to Tom Petty's “American Girl” and “Breakdown.”He Can't Love You by the Michael Staley Band Wayne features a one hit wonder featuring saxophonist and E. Street Band member Clarence Clemons.  It made it to number 33 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was the 40th song played on MTV.  The Michael Stanley Band is big regionally in Ohio.I Love a Rainy Night by Eddie RabbitBrian's staff pick is a crossover country hit.  It hit the top of both the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Country charts.  It describes the feeling that comes from a good rain at night.  Rabbit started writing the song in the 60's, but didn't develop it until this album.   INSTRUMENTAL TRACK:Toccata by SkyThis prog rock group covers the classical piece "Toccata and Fugue in D minor" by J.S. Bach made it on the British singles charts. 

Exposing Mold
Episode 93 - The Health Consequences of Natural Disasters with Elizabeth Seymour

Exposing Mold

Play Episode Play 58 sec Highlight Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 60:45 Transcription Available


Elizabeth Seymour, MD obtained her medical diploma from St. Matthews University School of Medicine on Grand Cayman Island and completed her residency at Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Seymour is board certified in Family Medicine, and also holds a master's degree in Health Services Administration. Dr. Seymour was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Medicine in 2018 and she currently works as a physician at Environmental Health Center of Dallas and as a medical consultant for RealTime Laboratories in Carrollton, TX. Find us on Linktree, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter,  TikTok and YoutubeNeed help navigating your mold injury without breaking the bank? Join our education group: patreon.com/exposingmoldWe'd like to take a moment to thank our sponsors:HomeCleanse, formerly known as All American Restoration, is a company that specializes in improving indoor air quality through proper mold remediation, offering services nationwide. You can visit them at homecleanse.com to learn more.The Mold Guy performs mold sampling and testing for homeowners, renters, and businesses. Please visit themoldguyinc.com to learn more.Black Diamond Services provides solutions to the unforeseen challenges that can affect homes and families with no out-of-pocket costs. Services include temporary housing relocation and mold test referrals for homeowners. Visit blackdiamondservices.com to learn more.Great Plains Laboratory provides toxic exposure testing to those living in compromised environments. Tests include the MycoTOX panel that tests for mycotoxins in urine samples and the Envirotox panels test for environmental chemicals in the urine and provides an overall metabolic snapshot of a patient's health. Visit www.gp-labs.com to learn more. Support the show

Western Civ
Episode 221: The Not So Merry Wives of Henry VIII

Western Civ

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 48:41


In this episode, Anne Boleyn fails to produce a male heir (definitely NOT her fault) and loses her head while Henry does his best to enforce religious conformity. Spoiler alert: it's not going to work.Website: www.westerncivpodcast.comAdd-Free Shows: www.patreon.com/westerncivpodcastWestern Civ 2.0 Free Trial: www.glow.fm/westernciv

New England Legends Podcast
Little Shop of Ponemah Bog Horrors

New England Legends Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 25:30


In Episode 273, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger hike into Ponemah Bog in Amherst, New Hampshire, searching for some strange carnivorous plants that grow in the region. These plants are downright deadly… to the right species. Like the Venus Fly Trap that grows in the Carolinas, Ponemah Bog is home to plants like Sundews, Pitcher Plants, and Bladderworts. Could these plants have inspired the classic story and musical Little Shop of Horrors? Seymour (get it?) here: https://ournewenglandlegends.com/podcast-273-little-shop-of-ponemah-bog-horrors/

Kings and Generals: History for our Future
3.21 Fall and Rise of China: Second Opium War #3: Battles for the Taku Forts

Kings and Generals: History for our Future

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 46:03


Last time we spoke the reluctant Lord Elgin took up the job as the new emissary to China. Alongside his french counterpart Baron Gross, both men would overlook their military coalitions expedition in China to force the Qing emperor to abide by their treaty and some new demands. They began with a bombardment and occupation of the grand city of Canton and then Ye Mingchen was hunted down and arrested. Ye was replaced with a puppet named Pih-Kwei who would be nominally controlled by the European forces. Now the coalition would fight their way to Beijing to force an audience with Emperor Xianfeng, but something lied in their way, the famous Taku forts at the mouth of the Bei He River. Could the coalition fight past these legendary forts and strangle Beijing  enough to get their demands met?   Welcome to the Fall and Rise of China Podcast, I am your dutiful host Craig Watson. But, before we start I want to also remind you this podcast is only made possible through the efforts of Kings and Generals over at Youtube. Perhaps you want to learn more about the history of Asia? Kings and Generals have an assortment of episodes on history of asia and much more  so go give them a look over on Youtube. So please subscribe to Kings and Generals over at Youtube and to continue helping us produce this content please check out www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals. If you are still hungry for some more history related content, over on my channel, the Pacific War Channel where I cover the history of China and Japan from the 19th century until the end of the Pacific War. #21 This episode is Part 3 of the Second Opium War: battles for the Taku Forts At high tide the Taku Forts were surrounded by water, the Bei He River became something like a natural moat. The entrance to the Bei He River was 200 yards in width, forcing the British and French warships into a bottleneck gauntlet with each shore holding 137 pieces of antiquated artillery. When the invaders arrived, the Qing forces quickly went to work creating earthwork walls with sandbags to bolster the defenses. The Qing forces presumed the European gunboats hulls were too deep and thus they would not risk entering the river until it was very high tide to avoid going aground. That presumption was a grave error as Seymour and Rigault were willing to risk it and mounted a surprise attack at 10am on May 20th. Elgin made one last ditch effort to get Tan to surrender peacefully, but Tan did not even bother to respond to Elgins message. Now in a similar fashion to the first opium war, as you might remember a large problem for the Qing was their outdated artillery. Their cannons were usually immobile, unable to aim at all degrees and angles. The Taku Fort cannons were aimed in such a way to hit warships at high tide, but the British-French force was going to attack during low tide. Alongside the Taku Forts cannons another defensive obstacle was a 7 inch thick boom made out of bamboo. The Europeans opened fire unleashed pure hell upon the forts and when the forts unleashed their own volley, literally all of their shots went over the European masts. To add insult to injury, the British sacrificed one of their ships, the Coromandel to ram into the boom which broke with ease. The Coromandal received a nasty gash in her hull, but the job had been done. As pieces of the boom floated away, the rest of the European armada began to steam through the gap while the Qing helplessly fired their cannons straight over their masts. The French ships Mitraille and Fusee alongside the British Cormorant fired upon 2 of the Taku Forts on the left bank while the French Avalance, Dragonne and British Nimrod fired upon the 3 forts on the right. The Chinese manning Gingalls had much better luck than the cannons, though it also came at the price of making the Europeans laugh watching men fall over from firing each shot. However not all was funny as Gingalls could be properly aimed unlike the cannons and managed to kill 5 British and 6 French while wounding another 61. Then tragedy happened when a gunpowder cache in one of the Taku forts accidentally exploded killing 100 Chinese. Alongside the invaders maelstrom of gunfire and the defenders despair at the futility of their cannons many began to panic. Even before many of the British and French forces began to land ashore, countless Qing forces were deserting the earthen parapet en masse. In desperation seeing his men flee, the Qing commander launched 50 fireboats stuffed with straw at the barbarian ships, only to see the fireships crash into the bank at the bend in the river. Not a single fireship was able to cause damage to the invaders. With the last ditch effort a complete failure, the commander of the Taku Forts went to the Temple of the Sea God and slashed his jugular vein with his sword killing himself.  The Viceroy of Zhili province was banished to the desolate border territory with Russia in the north. As he packed his bags, Emperor Xianfeng condemned the Viceroy's mismanagement of the Taku Fort defense as being “without plan or resource”. Elgin after witnessing the victory over the Taku Forts had a really interesting thing to say “Twenty-four determined men with revolvers, and a sufficient number of cartridges, might walk through China from one end to another.”  Back home in Britain Elgin was being praised and was rewarded likewise with carte blanche for all further military actions and negotiations. The new Prime Minister, Lord Derby, haha looks like those grand speeches worked out for him, well he sent Elgin a congratulatory dispatch “giving me latitude to do anything I choose, if only I will finish the affair.” The very same man who condemned British imperialism the year prior was now a warhawk. Lord Malmesbury became the new foreign minister replacing Lord Clarendon. Back in China, the European gunboats made their way up the Bei He River triumphantly towards the next Qing stronghold, Tianjin. Tianjin was around 30 miles away from Beijing. The 3 Plenipotentiaries stayed further behind at the Taku Forts for their own safety as Seymour and Rigault took the lead. As they steamed up the Bei He River, both the Fusee and Cormorant ran aground numerous time, but the Europeans found some very unlikely allies to help, the local Chinese. Turns out a lot of the populace absolutely hated their Manchu overlords and volunteered their tugboats free of charge to help the Europeans. Apparently when the Europeans tried to pay them many refused if it is to be believed.  On June 4th the European armada arrived at Tianjin without any resistance along the way. The Qing defenders at Tianjin morale was so low they were at the point of surrender. There was also a rumor spreading around that Emperor Xianfeng had been overthrown and replaced by a new dynasty who was willing to simply sign a new treaty with the Europeans. Seymour and Rigault advised Elgin he should stay at the Taku Forts for security, but he disregarded this and came up to the war party on May 26th. Elgin wrote in his diary as he made his way up the river. “Through the night watches, when no Chinaman moves, when the junks cast anchor, we laboured on, cutting ruthlessly and recklessly through that glancing and startled river which, until the last few weeks, no stranger keel had ever furrowed. Whose work are we engaged in, when we burst thus with hideous violence and brutal energy into these darkest and most mysterious recesses of the traditions of the past? I wish I could answer that question in a manner satisfactory to myself. At the same time there is certainly not much to regret in the old civilisation which we are thus scattering to the winds. A dense population, timorous and pauperised, such would seem to be its chief product. “ The Plenipotentiaries were quite surprised when they were met outside Tianjin by a detachment of local Qing officials and merchants who came looking for opium. Yes these were those types of middle men folks who were used to bribes and the lucrative business of moving opium. Despite the rumors, Emperor Xianfeng had not been overthrown, but he was willing to negotiate with the Europeans. Emperor Xianfeng sent commissioners to Tianjin in the hope of stopping the European advance to Beijing. Meanwhile with Tianjin not putting up a fight, Elgin wrote in his diary “[I have] complete military command of the capital of China, without having broken off relations with the neutral powers, and without having interrupted, for a single day, our trade at the different ports of the Empire.” The Europeans were treated with the utmost respect and the lavish temple known as the Supreme Felicity was used as headquarters for the Europeans. The Europeans transformed the temple by creating a bowling alley, they used its myriad of altars for washbasins and placed vanity mirrors in front of statues of the gods. This cultural vandalized would be an appetizer for events in the future. Two emissaries were sent by Emperor Xianfeng, both were commissioners, the first was the 74 year old Guiliang, a senior military officer. The other was a 53 year old Mongolian military officer. They met with the Europeans at the Temple of Oceanic Influences southwest of Tianjin. Elgin arrived on June 4th alongside 50 Royal marines and a band from the warship Calcutta to add some muscle.  The first meeting went…terribly. The commissioners had the authority to negotiate, but lacked carte blanche to finalize any deal. Elgin stormed out of the first meeting, completely blowing off this lavish buffet the Qing had set for the party to celebrate the new peace treaty. Elgin was well known to be courtes, but after spending 6 months in China had quickly learnt the only way to get Qing officials to act was to show some bravado. Elgin even wrote to his wife at the time “I have made up my mind, disgusting as the part is to me, to act the role of the ‘uncontrollably fierce barbarian.'” As Elgin stomped his feet walking off he made a threat that he would soon march upon Beijing, even though in truth the Europeans did not have the land forces to do so. Elgin left his brother to continue negotiations, Lord Frederick Bruce. One of Fredericks interpreters, Horatio Lay decided it was a good idea to use some Sturm und Drang and began to literally scream at the Qing commissioners whenever they talked about clauses in the new treaty. Lay even threatened to lay waste to Beijing and would slap the Emperor himself, this guy had some balls. Lay's abuse of the two commissioners became so bad, the men went around his head to speak to Putiatin and the American envoy William Reed. Reed sent a letter to Elgin asking him to help rein in the tyrannical Lay, but Elgin ignored the letter, wow. Putiatin asked Gros whom he knew had grown very close to Elgin, to intercede, but Gros declined to do so as he feared it would alienate his friendship to Elgin. The Qing then resorted to bribery, they tried to give Lay a horse, but Lay did not change his aggressive stance.  The negotiations were taking very long, it was the typical Chinese strategy of procrastination. Elgin was becoming livid and wrote in his diary about Reed and Putiatin “These sneaking scoundrels do what they can to thwart me and then while affecting to support the Chinese act as their own worst enemies.” Elgin also felt British parliament had failed to back him up. Elgin received a letter from the new Foriegn minister Lord Malmesbury on April the 9th, berating him for not concluding the peace treaty in due time. “A Cabinet has been held today and it is our anxious wish to see this Chinese business settled if it can be done without loss of honour and commercial interests as at present enjoyed. Our reputation is sufficiently vindicated at Canton and we do not look at the chance of a war with the Chinese Empire without much apprehension. I trust therefore that you will not engage us in a contest of this sort if you can possibly avoid it.” The negotiations over the terms of the new treaty stretched for 3 weeks and the Qing were rejecting two clauses the British absolutely wanted: free passage throughout China and for a permanent British and French embassy at the Qing imperial court. The two commissioners stated that accepting either of these would cost the men their lives. Gros and Putiatin began arguing that the permanent embassy point was not critical as long as their ministers had access to Beijing in some form. After much arguing the commissioners conceded to the two points and thus the Treaty of Tianjin was formed. The Europeans made sure to add a clause they henceforth they would no longer be called barbarians in official communications and treaties, though it should be noted the term used by the Chinese literally just meant “those who don't speak Chinese”.  The Treaty of Tianjin opened new ports for trade: Tianjin, Hangzhou and Nanjing. It should be noted the Qing were all too happy to toss Nanjing into the treaty as the Taiping were occupying it as their own capital. Perhaps if they were lucky, the Europeans would go to Nanjing, run into some trouble and attack the Taiping for them! Baron Gros raised concerns over the clauses as he argued Britain would have to bear even more military might to enforce the treaty. As Gros pointed out to Elgin, the Confucious principle, a promise made under duress does not need to be kept. Another item on the treaty clauses was the payment of 2 million taels of silver to Britain for the damage to their factories at Canton and another 2 million in general reparation. The French were to receive 2 million taels as well. Now the warnings Gros made concerned Elgin and he was having second thoughts. One major concern was the idea of extracting he enormous sums of money from what seemed to be an Empire on the verge of Bankruptcy. Elgin wrote back to the foreign minister, concerned that extracting the large sums of money would lead to the toppling of the Manchu rule “Everything we saw around us indicated the penury of the Treasury. To despair, by putting forward pecuniary claims which it could satisfy only by measures that would increase its unpopularity and extend the area of rebellion.” Elgin ended by saying the humiliating treaty would be a large beacon for the Taiping Rebels. William Reed recommended legalizing opium as a clause, arguing the tax revenue from it would benefit the Qing Empire. The British wanted a tariff of only 30 taels and the Cohong merchants supported this. Jardine & Matheson & co released a statement “The use of opium is not a curse, but a comfort and benefit to the hard-working Chinese.” Boy you can't get any more gross than that one. The French for their part performed a study of the opium problem in China. Baron Gros found that users who smoked upto 8 pipes per day had a life expectancy of only 6 years. Casual consumers could expect around 20 years after starting to smoke it, many died around the age of 50 or so. Opium addicts were found to be spending 2/3 ‘s of their income to feed their addiction. The Russians and Americans agreed with the French that the opium trade was horrible. The French however have little to nothing to say about another form of trade they took part in with China, the “pig trade”, that being the enslavement of coolies. Now you have to hear this one, this is so symbolic of the event as a whole. The translator for the treaty took forever because he was an opium addict. You just can't make this stuff up folks. The Russians agreed to the terms first on June 18th Putiantian signed off, making Elgin feel betrayed and abandoned because he still had qualms. What was really important to Russia was the border they shared with the Qing, it had been a source of much conflict. Thus Russia settled with a visiting ambassador to Beijing with no permanent status. Christianity received a formal toleration and the Russians got access to 2 more ports on Taiwan and Hainan. Five days later the Americans signed off on a similar agreement to the Russians. Both the Americans and Russians made sure to include the most favored nations clause in their treaties, which meant that whatever further concessions went to the British and French, they too would enjoy them. Thus the 2 nations who brought zero military aid and did basically nothing reaped the same benefits as the 2 nations shouldering everything, ain't that nice? Putiatin sent Elgin and Gros a copy of Russia's treaty urging them not to topple the manchu rule with too many humiliating concessions. Reed made a similar appeal. Gros reached an agreement on june 23rd and did not hesitate to sign the treaty because he did not want to undercut Elgin's negotiators, preferring to let them finish the job. The French also sought much less than Britain from the Chinese. A week after and the British had still not come to an agreement, Gros became impatient and sent Elgin a letter, that if the British did not sign soon the French would simply sail off. The British were stuck on two key issue; to have a permanent ambassador in Beijing and freedom to travel anywhere in China. The Chinese commissioners desperately sought the aid of Gros and Putiatin, indicating to them the Emperor was going to have them killed if they agreed to the two clauses. Elgin threatened to march on Beijing and it seems the commissioners were forced to give in. On June 26th the British Treaty of Tianjin was ratified. The Chinese would pay 5 million in war reparations, Christian missionaries would be allowed to work unhindered throughout China and 11 ports would be opened for trade. Taxes on imported goods would be set on a follow up meeting at Shanghai, and there 5% was agreed upon. Taxables goods would be silk, brocades and of course opium. The taxation agreement basically made opium legal in China, but without bringing the subject up. The Commissioners signed the treaty, but when they got back to Beijing, take a wild guess, the Emperor rejected the humiliating terms. Now Elgin failed to bring up the issue of the opium trade and its official legalization as were his instructions from Clarendon. Elgin probably felt since Clarendon lost his position he no longer had to respect the order. Clarendons successor Lord Malmesbury did not give a similar order. On July 3rd, 400 men and a naval band serenaded Elgin signing the Treaty of Tianjin at the Temple of Oceanic Influences under some paper lanterns. And despite the fact the commissioners, as they said it, were soon to be beheaded, they invited Elgin to a lavish dinner at the temple after the signing. At the dinner one of the commissioners, Hua Shan gave Elgin copies of some famous poetry. The next day, Baron Gross signed the French treaty but cheekily added some new demands that the commissioners were forced to abide by. He demanded the release of all Chinese christians imprisoned for their faith. Gros sent a triumphant report back home stating “Je suis heureux de pouvoir annoncer aujord-hui à Votre Excellence que la Chine s'ouvre enfin au Christianisme, source réelle de toute civilisation, et au commerce et à l'industrie des nations occidentales.” (“I am happy to be able to announce today to Your Excellence that China has at last opened itself to Christianity, the real source of all civilization, and to trade and the manufactures of the nations of the West.)” Back in Britain Elgins triumph was met with mixed reviews, though most were favorable. Elgins private secretary Laurence Oliphant, noted the impressive cost/benefit ratio of the casualties in his 1860 account of the campaign, ‘Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's Mission to China and Japan': “Hostilities with the Empire of China had terminated with a loss to the British arms of about twenty men killed in action...and a treaty had been signed far more intensive in its scope, and more subversive of imperial prejudices than that concluded fifteen years before, after a bloody and expensive war, which had been protracted over a period of two years.” Karl Marx, yes the Karl Marx, was working at the time as the European correspondent of the New York Tribune wrote a letter to his writing partner Friedrich Engels on some thoughts towards the conflict  “The present Anglo-Chinese Treaty which in my opinion was worked out by Palmerston in conjunction with the Petersburg Cabinet and given to Lord Elgin to take with him on his journey is a mockery from beginning to end.” Karl Marx would have a lot more to say about the Taiping Rebellion, which is quite interesting given the rebellion is considered a proto marxist one. Elgin himself was quite depressed over the ordeal, he wrote this in his diary “I have an instinct in me which loves righteousness and hates iniquity and all this keeps me in a perpetual boil. Though I have been forced to act almost brutally I am China's friend in almost all this.” To try and raise the celebration somewhat, Elgin decided to take 5 ships up the Yangtze River as a demonstration of Britain's naval power and to discourage the Chinese from going back on the new treaty. However news of some raids against Canton forced him to pull be short. The new Viceroy of Canton named Huang had incited a rebellion rallying Canton residents to quote “Go forth in your myriads, then, and take vengeance on the enemies of your Sovereign, imbued with public spirit and fertile in expedients.” In July a group of Cantonese got their hands on some artillery and began to shell the British resident at Whampoa. The Cantonese mob followed this up by performing a raid after they heard about the humiliating terms of the treaty of Tianjin. During a short conference in Shanghai, Elgin demanded Viceroy Huang be removed. On top of the Canton problem, the two commissioners, Guiling and Hua Shan had reneged on the treaty clauses about allowing British ambassadors in Beijing. They sent a letter to Elgin stating that had agreed to such clauses under duress and suggested that future British ambassadors visit Beijing from time to time as diplomatic business warranted. They argued that because of large scale xenophobia in Beijing, they feared for the lives of any British dwelling there. Then 4 days later they added another excuse; they said that to allow British ambassadors to live in Beijing would generate fear and a loss of respect for the Qing government. Such further humiliation might very well topple the Manchu and allow the Taiping to take over. Elgin was somewhat swayed by the Taiping excuse and said he would pass their message onto his foreign officer. Elgin was also in a tough position as the fact a rebellion was occurring in Canton made it seem clear that guaranteeing the safety of British ambassadors in Beijing would not be an easy task. The French concurred with Elgin, that to have ambassadors in Beijing would be dangerous now. In the meantime Elgin had set up a 2 month survey of the Yangtze River using 2 gunboats to demonstrate Britains new right of travel throughout China. The idea had been to see if the local Chinese would obey the treaty clauses. Elgins tour wound up going past the Taiping capital of Nanjing and it is alleged a single cannon perched on a Nanjing wall fired upon Elgin's ships. Elgin's reprisal was pretty brutal, he sent a volley knocking out the Taiping cannon then ordered a 99 minute naval bombardment of Nanjing before sailing on. Eglin had planned to finish the trip by meeting with the Emperor and giving him a letter from Queen Victoria, but the worsening of the Canton situation forced him to pull back south. In February of 1859 Cantonese rebels ambushed and massacred 700 British marines around the countryside of Canton. In retaliation, General van Straubenzee, the military commander of 3000 troops in Canton, hunted down the headquarters of the rebels which they found at Shektsing a few miles south of the city and completely annihilated all those there and razed everything to the ground. The destruction of the rebel camp seems to have worked quite well as suddenly the Emperor sent word to ratify the treaty of Tianjin's clauses and had Huang removed from power and demanded the rebels disband. While Elgin dealt with the renewed China problem, his brother Frederick Bruce returned to Britain with the signed Treaty of Tianjin. Lord Malmesbury rewarded Bruce by naming him the first ambassador to China, a post Elgin would have received, but he was too wary of the post given the circumstances now. Elgin left China in March of 1859, taking the chance to link up and meet his brother in Sri Lanka in April as Bruce was on his way back to China. Now Bruce was not lets say, as great as his brother. He had recently been the Lt-governor of Newfoundland, then the Colonial secretary of Hong Kong. In all honestly a lot of his appointments were merely a result of him being Elgin's brother. But Bruce did have working knowledge of Chinese customs. Bruce arrived back at the mouth of the Bei He River on June 18th of 1859 alongside a force of 16 warships. Admiral Seymour had returned to London and was replaced by Rear-admiral James Hope. Unfortunately it seems Hope was even more racist and hated the Chinese more than Seymour. 3 days later the new American ambassador showed up John E Ward aboard a steamer, the Powhatan. The French representative, Anton de Bourbelon brought 2 warships with him as the French fleet had remained close by in Indo-China. Now Emperor Xianfeng wanted above all else to keep the Europeans the hell out of Beijing. The Emperor suggested right away that they ratify the new treaty at Shanghai, but all 3 of the European powers declined this. Many of the Emperors close advisors wanted to resist the foreigners taking up residence in Beijing. Some of these high ranking officials gave orders for 3 large bamboo booms, 3 feet thick to be strung across the Bei He river to block the foreigners advance. It looked like war was back on the menu and in a vain attempt Bruce tried writing a letter to Beijing politely asking the booms be removed. Well Bruce got no reply and this prompted Admiral Hope to ask permission to blow the booms apart. On June 21st, Hope sent captain Willes aboard a steamer to break through the first boom which went successfully, but the other 2 proved unbreakable. The British tried using some gunpowder but it just couldn't do the job, then to add insult to injury during the night the Qing repaired the first boom.  On June 25th Bruce received a letter from the Viceroy of Zhili, Heng Fu. Heng suggested the ambassadors lodge at Beitang, around 8 miles north of Beijing, basically it was a face saving gesture. The British however were armed to the teeth and had just undergone 3 annoying and long years of negotiations and war and had no patience. Bruce told Admiral Hope to attack the booms again. That afternoon Hope took his flagship Plover and attempted ramming the boom, but this time hit ship was stopped cold. The Qing had learnt a lesson from the previous conflict and this time had made the 2nd and 3rd booms out of full sized tree trunks sling together with heavy chains. As the Plover staled and the other European gunships had to stop just before it, all of a sudden the forts portholes were cast aside to reveal a full complement of 40 cannons and they opened fire. The first salvo took the head right off Plovers bow gunner and 3 other sailors fell wounded. For 3 hours Plover was pulverized. Hope unwisely stood on his deck wearing a gold braid basically showing the Chinese he was a high ranking official. A Qing sharpshooter landed a shot hitting Hope in his thigh. Hope fell on deck and was bound up by a surgeon as the Qing retaliated. For a rather surprising change, the Qing cannons, though still immobile were better aimed and managed to blow Hope's second in command and 8 other sailors to pieces, 22 others were wounded. Plovers hull eventually burst sinking the ship into the mud and this would lead to the deaths of countless crew. Hope believe it or not got up and rowed over to another ship, the Opossum and began standing on its deck in plain sight. Because of his thigh wound he had to hold onto a railing to hold himself upright and that said railing was hit by a Qing cannonball. The railing collapsed and Hope fell breaking several ribs, ouch. This prompted him to turn command over to Captain Shadwell. The Qing volleys managed to disable 5 of the invaders frontal gunships prompting Bruce to order 7 more which were 8 miles away to come forward and replace the damaged ones. By the evening, 5 British warships had been immobilized and 2 had run aground and one was a sitting duck for fort cannons.  The fort guns went silent in the early evening and the British officers took it to mean that the forts garrisons had fled like they had in the previous year. The landing parties surged ahead as planned and that was when disaster struck again. It turned out to be a ruse to entice the landing parties to storm the beach. The landing party soon found out to their horror 2 trenches were dug in front of the walls, filled with water and mud and some large iron spikes behind them. That was bad, but immediately when the marines got off their barges the muddy banks seized their feet leaving them helpless as the forts unleashed carnage upon them. Those lucky enough to make it to the trenches found the muddy water was too thick to swim. Many men in despair clambered beside the base of a fort wall to escape the trenches and gunfire. The Qing began setting off fireworks to illuminate the trapped marines as they fired upon them. Although America said it would remain neutral, Commodore Josiah Tattnall aboard the USS Powhatan was trying to get past the booms as well when he ran into the conflict. Tattnal was a veteran of the war of 1812 and like pretty much any American at the time disliked the British. Tattnal received word that Hope had been shot and upon witnessing the horror show he suddenly cast neutrality to the wind. Tattnal was from Georgia, a loyal southerner with a lets say, strong sense of racial pride…yeah we will call it that. Whatever hate he held for the British was cast aside as he suddenly screamed out “blood is thicker than water, I'd be damned if I stood by and watched white men butchered before my eyes!”. Tattnals charge forward hardly turned the tide of battle, it amount mostly to him towing more British marines forward to their horrific death. Some of his men grabbed and operated some British guns firing at the fort while Tattnall personally tended to Hope. A single american died and the breach of neutrality could have caused a catastrophe, but one thing it did do was set a new tone for British-American friendship. As the London times wrote “Whatever may be the result of the fight, England will never forget the day when the deeds and words of kindly Americans sustained and comforted her stricken warriors on the waters of the Bei He.” Around 7pm, as the Qing set off fireworks to illuminate the area, Captain Shadwell with 50 royal marines and French seamen led by the French commander Tricault landed on some muddy flats outside one of the Taku forts. They clamored through knee deep mud as the defenders rained Gingall fire down upon them at short range. The British-Franco force found themselves literally stuck in the mud, unable to use their wall scaling ladders to get over the fort. Shadwell sent word back to his superior that he and his men were pinned down and requested reinforcements to storm the Taku walls. There was no more fighting men available however, he was eventually order to limp back to the ships. The British and French suffered high casualties. Shadwell was wounded, Tricault was dead, and of the 1000 men who took part in the battle around half were killed or wounded, 29 of them officers. Many men dragged themselves or limped through mud to get back to their ships. A lot of these men were veterans of the Crimean war and had never tasted such defeat. One veteran of the battle of Balaclava said he would rather have relived that battle three times over than suffer the Taku Forts again. The gunboats, Lee, Plover and Cormorant were disabled, the Kestrel sank.  Admiral Hope sent a dispatch to the Admiralty showing his shock at how the Qing performed “Had the opposition they expected been that as usual in Chinese warfare, there is little doubt that the place would have been successfully carried at the point of the bayonet.” To try and save face, Bruce reported back to Britain that the sudden military prowess of the Qing forces at the Taku forts was because Russians were helping them. He alleged based on eyewitness testimony that some men in fur hats and European dress had been seen directing operations atop a Taku fort, it was mere bullshit. The real reason for the Qing victory was because of Prince Senggelinqin. Senggelinqin was a mongol cavalry commander that had helped the Qing crush a large army of Taiping rebels. He was a member of the Borjigin clan and the 26th generation descendant of Qasar, a brother to Genghis Khan. He led Qing forces to smash the Taiping during the Northern Expedition in the southern suburbs of Tianjin. When the Second Opium War broke out he was appointed Imperial commissioner in charge of the defense of Tianjin. Seng rejoiced in his well earned victory. He wrote back to the emperor acknowledging the British and French might return with more ships, but asserted confidently he would thrash them again and again “the pride and vainglory of the barbarians, already under severe trial, will immediately disappear. When that happens, China can then enjoy some decades of peace. The barbarians, already somewhat disillusioned and repentant, may lend themselves to persuasion and be brought under control. If they of their own accord should wholeheartedly become obedient, then peace would be secure and permanent.” The Emperor responded with caution “the foreigners may harbor secret designs and hide themselves around nearby islands, waiting for the arrival of more soldiers and ships for a surprise attack in the night or in a storm” Emperor Xianfeng still shared a sense of relief and expressed hope the foreigners needs for Chinese goods would mean that they could sort out their problems in Shanghai and that there would be no need for ambassadors in Beijing nor new treaties. Seng also pointed out during the battle the Americans got involved. “Although the starting of hostilities was by the English barbarians, France and America's cooperation in the melee is also inescapable.” Seng based his claim off intelligence extracted from a Canadian POW named John Powers. John claimed to be a neutral American in an attempt to escape imprisonment. The Chinese did not free him and instead used him as proof the Americans had abandoned neutrality. Seng much like most Chinese at the time were weak on Western Geography and assumed Canada was part of the United States, sad Canadian noises. At one point an American missionary who spoke Chinese tried to explain to Seng the difference between English and French Canada and the United States, Seng described the experience in a letter to the Qing imperial court. “[The missionary] stated that America contained Englishmen and Frenchmen, and when there was fighting, the flag was the only criterion.” Eventually John was released after a month, the Qing simply did not want to add America to a list of growing enemies. I would like to take this time to remind you all that this podcast is only made possible through the efforts of Kings and Generals over at Youtube. Please go subscribe to Kings and Generals over at Youtube and to continue helping us produce this content please check out www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals. If you are still hungry after that, give my personal channel a look over at The Pacific War Channel at Youtube, it would mean a lot to me.  The battle for the Taku Fort was an absolute catastrophe resulting in humiliation for the Europeans for once. Prince Seng had a grand victory, perhaps now the foreign barbarians would learn their lesson and stop their war. Or perhaps the Europeans would like their wounds and come right back.