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每日一經濟學人 LEON x The Economist
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每日一經濟學人 LEON x The Economist

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 33:44


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River Cafe Table 4
River Cafe Table 4: Edward Enninful

River Cafe Table 4

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 29:45


Ruthie is here with Edward Enninful, and he is the Editor in Chief of British Vogue, they are looking at the Thames, at the blue sky, and most of all, looking at people who've been unable to come to a restaurant for five months. Eating, talking, and having a wonderful time, and that's what we are going to have – a wonderful time. For more than 30 years The River Cafe in London, has been the home-from-home of artists, architects, designers, actors, collectors, writers, activists, and politicians. Michael Caine, Glenn Close, JJ Abrams, Steve McQueen, Victoria and David Beckham, and Lily Allen, are just some of the people who love to call The River Cafe home.   On River Cafe Table 4, Rogers sits down with her customers—who have become friends—to talk about food memories. Table 4 explores how food impacts every aspect of our lives. “Foods is politics, food is cultural, food is how you express love, food is about your heritage, it defines who you and who you want to be,” says Rogers. Each week, Rogers invites her guest to reminisce about family suppers and first dates, what they cook, how they eat when performing, the restaurants they choose, and what food they seek when they need comfort. And to punctuate each episode of Table 4, guests such as Ralph Fiennes, Emily Blunt and Alfonso Cuarón, read their favourite recipe from one of the best-selling River Cafe cookbooks.  Table 4 itself, is situated near The River Cafe's open kitchen, close to the bright pink wood-fired oven and next to the glossy yellow pass, where Ruthie oversees the restaurant. You are invited to take a seat at this intimate table and join the conversation.   For more information, recipes, and ingredients, go to https://shoptherivercafe.co.uk/   Web: https://rivercafe.co.uk/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/therivercafelondon/ Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/therivercafelondon/   For more podcasts from iHeartRadio, visit the iheartradio app, apple podcasts, or wherever you listen to your favourite shows. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

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

The Daily Good

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 17:50


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

The John Batchelor Show
S4 Ep1805: #Londinium90AD: Gaius and Germanicus watch the sharks in the Thames as they debate the plague and Optimates successes at rule. Michael Vlahos.

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 17:15


Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow #Londinium90AD: Gaius and Germanicus watch the sharks in the Thames as they debate the plague and Optimates successes at rule.  Michael Vlahos.#FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

Inside Jogging Podcast
Episode 26 - Brady Threlfall

Inside Jogging Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 142:54


Big week to crack through on our 6 month birthday, as we go through our weeks, look at the Strava leaderboard, there's a big announcement on how you can support the show, we answer some listener questions, go into the latest running news and after all of that have a brilliant interview with the host of Inside Running Podcast, Brady Threlfall.   In a week that's seen our leaders talk about reducing carbon emissions, Josh has upped his carbon footprint with a few fast laps in his Next %s around Battersea. He's been smashing a couple of sessions out the park, stay tuned to see if Clowesy is pleased with this, or whether he's concerned that he's pushing too soon.   Matt's been knocking out some super quick reps around the Wrexham industrial estate loops, and also been getting lost in London. He gets so lost this week that he has to get a cable car over the Thames to get him back to his original destination.   Aaron's had a ticking off by a man who paints the lines at the cricket pitch, but his training is back on the up. Eliza still isn't sleeping through the night, but thanks to some advice from Matt, he might start mixing the milk bottle with a bit of Bailey's to keep her going through the night.   Have a great week legends, Aaron, Matt and Josh

Comtex News Network Daily Brief
Comtex Daily Brief - November 11, 2021

Comtex News Network Daily Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 10:54


Summary: Rivian shares soar on debut; venomous sharks in the Thames; Musk sells over $1BB in Tesla shares.

Data Protection Breakfast Club
The Encyclopedia Brittanica and Privacy with Phil Lee - Partner at Fieldfisher

Data Protection Breakfast Club

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 46:38


Phil Lee is an EU data privacy legend (in real life and in our minds too). Highly technical and practical, Phil is often the ideal outside counsel partner for a tech focused in-house legal team. He navigates an ever-changing field of laws and regulations - like a game of Tetris. He helps his clients twist, flip and shape their “pieces” to fit into a complex scheme. And he does it with calm and confidence, almost like there is the Tetris Tchaikovsky Nutcracker music playing the background of his conversations. And Phil is a deep thinker on privacy. So much so that he often walks along the Thames river, gazing out, dreamily envisioning all the ways in which a company can utilize “legitimate interests” as a basis for processing Personal Data….

Classics You Slept Through
Classics You Slept Through: Episode 81 - Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) (Chapters 13 - 15)

Classics You Slept Through

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 79:22


Classics You Slept Through: Episode 81 - Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) (Chapters 13 - 15) Our river travelogue continues apace as we get into some heavy riverine description of towns and their relative merits.  This episode's cover image is entitled Opening the Lock - The boating season on the Thames, 1877, and is a woodcut print in the collection of the UK's River & Rowing Museum Listen along, and let's talk Thames! YouTube Twitter Facebook Instagram Twitch Reddit Email: CYSTPod@gmail.com

Hot Pipes Half-Hour Broadcast m4a
Hot Pipes Half Hour Broadcast 344 – Halloween!

Hot Pipes Half-Hour Broadcast m4a

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 28:00


Halloween! Name Artist Album Year Comments Ghost Riders In The Sky Walt Strony ATOS 2000 Milwaukee 2000 3-14 Wurlitzer, Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee, WI Night Ride Sidney Torch The Cream Of Sidney Torch [Flapper CD] 4-16 Wurlitzer, Gaumont State Theatre, Kilburn, London Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Don Baker 78rpm Transfers 4-36 Wurlitzer, Paramount Theatre, New York I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You Three Suns Midnight for Two [Sony Collectibles COL-CD-2742] 1957 Ray Bohr, Radio City Music Hall Wurlitzer Devil's Galop Phil Kelsall The Very Best Of Phil Kelsall [EMI Gold 2-CD] 2005 3-14 Wurlitzer, Tower Ballroom, Blackpool 'Taint No Sin (To Take Off Your Skin And Dance Around In Your Bones) Chris Elliott That's Entertainment [CPE CD] 1990 4-48 Wurlitzer, Wilcox Residence, Gig Harbor, Seattle, WA; ex Ramish Theatre, LA (some ranks from Million Dollar Wurlitzer) Bats In The Belfry Joseph Seal The Mighty Wurlitzer [Castle CD] 3-12 Wurlitzer plus grand piano, Musical Museum, Brentford, Middx; ex-Regal, Kingston-upon-Thames (2445 seats) Black Moonlight George Wright Chicago Two [Banda CD] 1979 4-27 Wurlitzer, Chicago Theatre Theme from The Munsters Trio Con Brio Tales From The Chambers 2010 First United Methodist Church, Portland, OR; 107 rank Mary L. Collins sanctuary pipe organ; Allen R-370 Mary Naito chapel organ; plus Allen L-8 classical and Allen Q-311 theatre organs

TraegerMethod Podcast
EPISODE 51: John Yates (Stealworks, artist, former Atlernative Tentacles co-worker)

TraegerMethod Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 82:03


Hello and welcome to TM pod SEASON TWO Episode 51 with my guest, the prolific, punk rock, political graphic art legend John Yates. John and I met in San Francisco in the late 80's when we both worked for Jello Biafra at Alternative Tentacles. We've been in touch off and on ever since and I've never stopped admiring his artistic output over the decades. We talk about our time together in that very vital era of SF music before and after the dawn of the 90's. Working at the label gave us access to almost any show or concert around the bay and we were at the right age to take full advantage of that fact, going out every night. The conversation starts well before those days in a rainy coastal village in Cornwall, England. John tells us about his punk rock journey from seeing The Sex Pistols on the telly getting arrested on the Thames during the Queen's Jubilee to his moving to SF to work for Jello. He tells a hilarious story of his mom's question after he told her he had made up his mind to move to the states; "You're going to move to America to work for Jello Biafra? ...are you sure it's real?" It was real and England's loss has been our gain ever since. Enjoy my conversation with John Yates. Music: NoMeansNo 'Rags and Bones' Concrete Sox: 'Scientific Slaughter' TM pod theme by Jason John's site: Stealworks John's IG: HERE TraegerMethod Patreon Venmo: @Jason-Traeger-1 Jason's art: TraegerMethod.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jason-traeger/support

London Visited
Blackfriars Bridge

London Visited

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 7:26


Being the third crossing to be built across the Thames there is history in the bridge that not many will know. Join us as we take a look at it....

Brooklands Radio Features and Interviews
Jana Koor 26th October 2021

Brooklands Radio Features and Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 11:00


David Jemitus talks with Jana Koor of Walton-on-Thames about her plans to provide more than 300 Christmas boxes to local children who've had a rough time this year need a little Christmas gift from someone to show they are noticed.

Reading Women
Interview with Jen Campbell Pt. 2

Reading Women

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 54:24


In this week's episode, Kendra talks with Jen Campbell about her book, The Sister Who Ate Her Brothers, which is out from Thames & Hudson. Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies. Follow along over on Instagram, join the discussion in our Goodreads group, and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for more new books and extra book reviews! Books Mentioned The Sister Who Ate Her Brothers: And Other Gruesome Tales by Jen Campbell The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell Franklin's Flying Bookshop by Jen Campbell Jen Recommends Sitting Pretty by Rebekah Taussig Disability Invisibility edited by Alice Wong Growing Up Disabled in Australia edited by Carly Findlay Disfigured by Amanda Leduc Mrs. March by Virginia Feito The Talented Mrs. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith About the AuthorJen Campbell is a bestselling author and award-winning poet. She's written ten books for both adults and children, spanning nonfiction, poetry, short stories and children's books. Her podcast BOOKS WITH JEN is an iTunes top 100 podcast. She reviews books on BBC Radio, runs a book club for TOAST, and has a Youtube channel where she talks about books, the history of fairy tales, and the representation of disfigurement and disability. www.jen-campbell.co.uk Website | Youtube | Workshops | Twitter | Instagram CONTACT Questions? Comments? Email us hello@readingwomenpodcast.com.  SOCIAL MEDIA Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Website Music by Miki Saito with Isaac Greene Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

UNPLUGGED Live Concerts
Declan McKenna Live for Climate Live - Full Set - Full Concert - 2021

UNPLUGGED Live Concerts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 18:32


Declan McKenna's full set on a boat on the Thames outside UK Parliament, for Climate Live, with a message to world leaders: 'CAN YOU HEAR US YET?' This is part of a series of performances all around the world on the same date, to launch Climate Live - global concerts on October 16th 2021 to engage a new audience in the climate movement by harnessing the power of music., educate theme about the challenges faced by those on the frontlines of the climate crisis, and empower them to pressure world leaders to take action to combat the climate crisis, with a focus on the UN Climate Conference COP26. Team UNPLUGGED.

Open Country
The right to paddle?

Open Country

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 24:16


Did you buy a kayak or perhaps a paddle board after lockdown? And do you know where you can go now? According to Nick Hayes - who lives on a houseboat on the River Thames - you can only legally access around three to four percent of England's waterways. Scotland has the right to roam. Nick is the author of The Book of Trespass and uses his canoe to go shopping and take out his rubbish too. This is fine on his section of the Thames, but he has been confronted on other rivers .... so who owns our waterways, and what exactly are the rules? With further contribution from Ben Seal of British Canoeing, and produced in Bristol by Miles Warde.

Classics You Slept Through
Classics You Slept Through: Episode 80 - Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) Discussion 3 (Chap. 9 - 12)

Classics You Slept Through

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 53:45


Classics You Slept Through: Episode 80 - Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) Discussion 3 (Chap. 9 - 12) It's time to break down Thames riverine locomotion, British historical fiction, and finding a hotel late at night. The boat is still going down the river, and there's still three men (and a dog) in it! YouTube Twitter Facebook Instagram Twitch Reddit Email: CYSTPod@gmail.com

Midnight Train Podcast
The Bedlam Asylum... um...Bethlem Royal Hospital. OLD AF.

Midnight Train Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 152:38


Today we are taking the train to a wonderful little building… Actually scratch that… This place was once so crazy( no pun intended) that its nickname became a common word.  The definition of the word is "A place or situation of chaotic uproar, and where confusion prevails. " The word is Bedlam. The place is Bethlehem Royal Hospital. The hospital is considered the first lunatic asylum. The word "bedlam" is derived from the hospital's nickname. Bedlam is a bastardization of the word bethlem, which in turn was a corruption of the name Bethlehem. Although the hospital became a modern psychiatric facility, historically it was representative of the worst excesses of asylums in the era of lunacy reform. We're gonna get into all that craziness tonight and see what kind of "Bedlam" actually went on there.    Bethlem Royal Hospital's origins are unlike any other psychiatric hospital in the western world. As a formal organization, it can be traced to its foundation in 1247, during the reign of King Henry III, as a Roman Catholic Monastery for the Priory of the 'New Order of St Mary of Bethlem' in the city of London proper. It was established by the Italian Bishop of Bethlehem, Goffredo de Prefetti, following a donation of personal property by the London Alderman and former City-Sheriff, the Norman, Simon FitzMary. It bears its name after its primary patron and original overseer. The initial location of the priory was in the parish of Saint Botolph, in Bishopsgate's ward, just beyond London's wall and where the south-east corner of Liverpool Street station now stands. Bethlem was not initially intended as a hospital, much less as a specialist institution for the mentally ill. Rather, its purpose was tied to the function of the English Church; the ostensible purpose of the priory was to function as a centre for the collection of alms to support the Crusaders, and to link England to the Holy Land. Bishop De Prefetti's need to generate income for the Crusaders, and restore the financial fortunes of his apostolic see was occasioned by two misfortunes: his bishopric had suffered significant losses following the destructive conquest of the town of Bethlehem by the Khwarazmian Turks in 1244; and the immediate predecessor to his post had further impoverished his cathedral chapter through the alienation of a considerable amount of its property. The new London priory, obedient to the Church of Bethlehem, would also house the poor, disabled and abandoned; and, if visited, provide hospitality to the Bishop, canons and brothers of Bethlehem. The subordination of the priory's religious order to the bishops of Bethlehem was further underlined in the foundational charter which stipulated that Bethlems's prior, canons and male and female inmates were to wear a star upon their cloaks and capes to symbolize their obedience to the church of Bethlehem.   During the 13th and 14th centuries, with its activities underwritten by episcopal and papal indulgences, Bethlem's role as a center for the collection of alms for the poor continued. However, over time, its link to the mendicant Order of Bethlehem increasingly devolved, putting its purpose and patronage in severe doubt. In 1346 the Prior of Bethlem, a position at that time granted to the most senior of London's monastic brethren, applied to the city authorities seeking protection; thereafter metropolitan office-holders claimed power to oversee the appointment of prios, and demanded in return an annual payment of 40 shillings from the coffers of the order. It is doubtful whether the City of London ever provided substantial protection, and much less that the priorship fell within their patronage, but dating from the 1346 petition, it played a role in the management of Bethlem's organization and finances.   By this time the crusader bishops of Bethlehem had relocated to Clamecy, France under the surety of the Avignon papacy. This was significant as, throughout the reign of King Edward III (1327–77), the English monarchy had extended its patronage over ecclesiastical positions through the seizure of alien priories, mainly French. These were religious institutions that were under the control of non-English religious houses. As a dependent house of the Order of Saint Bethlehem in Clamecy, Bethlem was vulnerable to seizure by the English crown, and this occurred in the 1370s when Edward III took control of all English hospitals. The purpose of this appropriation was to prevent funds raised by the hospital from enriching the French monarchy, via the papal court, and thus supporting the French war effort. After this event, the Head Masters of the hospital, semi-autonomous figures in charge of its day-to-day management, were crown appointees, and Bethlem became an increasingly secularized institution. The memory of Bethlem's foundation became muddled. In 1381 the royal candidate for the post of master claimed that from its beginnings the hospital had been superintended by an order of knights, and he confused the identity of its founder, Goffredo de Prefetti, with that of the Frankish crusader, Godfrey de Bouillon, the King of Jerusalem. The removal of the last symbolic link to the mendicant order was confirmed in 1403 when it was reported that master and inmates no longer wore the symbol of their order, the star of Bethlehem. This was exclusively a political move on the part of the hospital administrators, as the insane were perceived as unclean or possessed by daemons, and not permitted to reside on consecrated soil.   From 1330 Bethlehm was routinely referred to as a "hospital" does not necessarily indicate a change in its primary role from alms collection – the word hospital could as likely have been used to denote a lodging for travellers, equivalent to a hostel, and would have been a perfectly apt term to describe an institution acting as a centre and providing accommodation for Bethlem's peregrinating alms-seekers or questores. It is unknown from what exact date it began to specialise in the care and control of the insane. Despite this fact it has been frequently asserted that Bethlem was first used for the insane from 1377. This rather precise date is derived from the unsubstantiated conjecture of the Reverend Edward Geoffrey O'Donoghue, chaplain to the hospital, who published a monograph on its history in 1914. While it is possible that Bethlem was receiving the insane during the late fourteenth-century, the first definitive record of their presence in the hospital is provided from the details of a visitation of the Charity Commissioners in 1403. This recorded that amongst other patients then in the hospital there were six male inmates who were "mente capti", a Latin term indicating insanity. The report of the 1403 visitation also noted the presence of four pairs of manacles, eleven chains, six locks and two pairs of stocks although it is not clear if any or all of these items were for the restraint of the inmates. Thus, while mechanical restraint and solitary confinement are likely to have been used for those regarded as dangerous, little else is known of the actual treatment of the insane in Bethlem for much of the medieval period. The presence of a small number of insane patients in 1403 marks Bethlem's gradual transition from a diminutive general hospital into a specialist institution for the confinement of the insane; this process was largely completed by 1460. In 1546, the Lord-Mayor of London, Sir John Gresham, petitioned the crown to grant Bethlem to the city properly. This petition was partially successful, and King Henry VIII reluctantly ceded to the City of London "the custody, order and governance" of the hospital and of its "occupants and revenues". This charter came into effect in 1547. Under this formulation, the crown retained possession of the hospital, while its administration fell to the city authorities. Following a brief interval when Bethlem was placed under the management of the Governors of Christ's Hospital, from 1557 it was administered by the Governors of the city Bridewell, a prototype House of Correction at Blackfriars. Having been thus one of the few metropolitan hospitals to have survived the dissolution of the monasteries physically intact, this joint administration continued, not without interference by both the crown and city, until Bethlem's incorporation into the National Health Service (NHS) took place in 1948.    In 1546, the Lord-Mayor of London, Sir John Gresham, petitioned the crown to grant Bethlem to the city properly. This petition was partially successful, and King Henry VIII reluctantly ceded to the City of London "the custody, order and governance" of the hospital and of its "occupants and revenues". This charter came into effect in 1547. Under this formulation, the crown retained possession of the hospital, while its administration fell to the city authorities. Following a brief interval when Bethlem was placed under the management of the Governors of Christ's Hospital, from 1557 it was administered by the Governors of the city Bridewell, a prototype House of Correction at Blackfriars. Having been thus one of the few metropolitan hospitals to have survived the dissolution of the monasteries physically intact, this joint administration continued, not without interference by both the crown and city, until Bethlem's incorporation into the National Health Service (NHS) took place in 1948.   The position of master was a sinecure largely regarded by its occupants as means of profiting at the expense of the poor in their charge. The appointment of the early masters of the hospital, later known as keepers, had lain within the patronage of the crown until 1547. Thereafter, the city, through the Court of Aldermen, took control of these appointments where, as with the King's appointees, the office was used to reward loyal servants and friends. However, compared to the masters placed by the monarch, those who gained the position through the city were of much more modest status. Thus in 1561, the Lord Mayor succeeded in having his former porter, Richard Munnes, a draper by trade, appointed to the position. The sole qualifications of his successor in 1565 appears to have been his occupation as a grocer. The Bridewell Governors largely interpreted the role of keeper as that of a house-manager and this is clearly reflected in the occupations of most appointees during this period as they tended to be inn-keepers, victualers or brewers and the like. When patients were sent to Bethlem by the Governors of the Bridewell the keeper was paid from hospital funds. For the remainder, keepers were paid either by the families and friends of inmates or by the parish authorities. It is possible that keepers negotiated their fees for these latter categories of patients.   In 1598 the long-term keeper, Roland Sleford, a London cloth-maker, left his post, apparently of his own volition, after a nineteen-year tenure. Two months later, the Bridewell Governors, who had until then shown little interest in the management of Bethlem beyond the appointment of keepers, conducted an inspection of the hospital and a census of its inhabitants for the first time in over forty years. Their express purpose was to "to view and p[er]use the defaultes and want of rep[ar]ac[i]ons". They found that during the period of Sleford's keepership the hospital buildings had fallen into a deplorable condition with the roof caving in, the kitchen sink blocked up and reported that: "...it is not fitt for anye man to dwell in wch was left by the Keeper for that it is so loathsomly filthely kept not fitt for anye man to come into the sayd howse".   The 1598 committee of inspection found twenty-one inmates then resident with only two of these having been admitted during the previous twelve months. Of the remainder, six, at least, had been resident for a minimum of eight years and one inmate had been there for around twenty-five years. Three were from outside London, six were charitable cases paid for out of the hospital's resources, one was supported by a parochial authority, while the rest were provided for by family, friends, benefactors or, in one instance, out of their funds. The precise reason for the Governors' new-found interest in Bethlem is unknown but it may have been connected to the increased scrutiny the hospital was coming under with the passing of poor law legislation in 1598 and to the decision by the Governors to increase hospital revenues by opening it up to general visitors as a spectacle. After this inspection, the Bridewell Governors initiated some repairs and visited the hospital at more frequent intervals. During one such visit in 1607 they ordered the purchase of clothing and eating vessels for the inmates, presumably indicating the lack of such basic items.    The year 1634 is typically interpreted as denoting the divide between the mediaeval and early modern administration of Bethlem.    Although Bethlem had been enlarged by 1667 to accommodate 59 patients, the Court of Governors of Bethlem and Bridewell observed at the start of 1674 that "the Hospital House of Bethlem is very olde, weake & ruinous and to[o] small and straight for keeping the greater numb[e]r of lunaticks therein att p[re]sent". With the increasing demand for admission and the inadequate and dilapidated state of the building it was decided to rebuild the hospital in Moorfields, just north of the city proper and one of the largest open spaces in London. The architect chosen for the new hospital, which was built rapidly and at great expense between 1675 and 1676, was the natural philosopher and City Surveyor Robert Hooke. He constructed an edifice that was monumental in scale at over 500 feet (150 m) wide and some 40 feet (12 m) deep. The surrounding walls were some 680 feet (210 m) long and 70 feet (21 m) deep while the south face at the rear was effectively screened by a 714-foot (218 m) stretch of London's ancient wall projecting westward from nearby Moorgate. At the rear and containing the courtyards where patients exercised and took the air, the walls rose to 14 feet (4.3 m) high. The front walls were only 8 feet (2.4 m) high but this was deemed sufficient as it was determined that "Lunatikes... are not to [be] permitted to walk in the yard to be situate[d] betweene the said intended new Building and the Wall aforesaid." It was also hoped that by keeping these walls relatively low the splendour of the new building would not be overly obscured. This concern to maximise the building's visibility led to the addition of six gated openings 10 feet (3.0 m) wide which punctuated the front wall at regular intervals, enabling views of the facade. Functioning as both advertisement and warning of what lay within, the stone pillars enclosing the entrance gates were capped by the figures of "Melancholy" and "Raving Madness" carved in Portland stone by the Danish-born sculptor Caius Gabriel Cibber.   At the instigation of the Bridewell Governors and to make a grander architectural statement of "charitable munificence", the hospital was designed as a single- rather than double-pile building,  accommodating initially 120 patients. Having cells and chambers on only one side of the building facilitated the dimensions of the great galleries, essentially long and capacious corridors, 13 feet (4.0 m) high and 16 feet (4.9 m) wide, which ran the length of both floors to a total span of 1,179 feet (359 m). Such was their scale that Roger L'Estrange remarked in a 1676 text eulogising the new Bethlem that their "Vast Length ... wearies the travelling eyes' of Strangers". The galleries were constructed more for public display than for the care of patients as, at least initially, inmates were prohibited from them lest "such persons that come to see the said Lunatickes may goe in Danger of their Lives"   The architectural design of the new Bethlem was primarily intended to project an image of the hospital and its governors consonant with contemporary notions of charity and benevolence.    By the end of the 18th century the hospital was in severe disrepair. At this point it was rebuilt again on another site.  As the new facility was being built attempts were made to rehouse patients at local hospitals and admissions to Bethlem, sections of which were deemed uninhabitable, were significantly curtailed such that the patient population fell from 266 in 1800 to 119 in 1814. The Governors engaged in protracted negotiations with the City  for another municipally owned location at St. George's Fields in Southwark, south of the Thames.   The deal was concluded in 1810 and provided the Governors with a 12 acres site in a swamp-like, impoverished, highly populated, and industrialised area where the Dog and Duck tavern and St George's Spa had been.   A competition was held to design the new hospital at Southwark in which the noted Bethlem patient James Tilly Matthews was an unsuccessful entrant. Completed after three years in 1815, it was constructed during the first wave of county asylum building in England under the County Asylum Act ("Wynn's Act") of 1808. Female patients occupied the west wing and males the east, the cells were located off galleries that traversed each wing. Each gallery contained only one toilet, a sink and cold baths. Incontinent patients were kept on beds of straw in cells in the basement gallery; this space also contained rooms with fireplaces for attendants. A wing for the criminally insane – a legal category newly minted in the wake of the trial of a delusional James Hadfield for attempted regicide – was completed in 1816. Problems with the building were soon noted as the steam heating did not function properly, the basement galleries were damp and the windows of the upper storeys were unglazed "so that the sleeping cells were either exposed to the full blast of cold air or were completely darkened". Faced with increased admissions and overcrowding, new buildings, designed by the architect Sydney Smirke, were added from the 1830s. The wing for criminal lunatics was increased to accommodate a further 30 men while additions to the east and west wings, extending the building's facade, provided space for an additional 166 inmates and a dome was added to the hospital chapel. At the end of this period of expansion Bethlem had a capacity for 364 patients. In 1930, the hospital moved to the suburbs of Croydon,[211] on the site of Monks Orchard House between Eden Park, Beckenham, West Wickham and Shirley. The old hospital and its grounds were bought by Lord Rothermere and presented to the London County Council for use as a park; the central part of the building was retained and became home to the Imperial War Museum in 1936. The hospital was absorbed into the National Health Service in 1948. 1997 the hospital started planning celebrations of its 750th anniversary. The service user's perspective was not to be included, however, and members of the psychiatric survivors movement saw nothing to celebrate in either the original Bedlam or in the current practices of mental health professionals towards those in Mneed of care. A campaign called "Reclaim Bedlam" was launched by Pete Shaughnessy, supported by hundreds of patients and ex-patients and widely reported in the media. A sit-in was held outside the earlier Bedlam site at the Imperial War Museum. The historian Roy Porter called the Bethlem Hospital "a symbol for man's inhumanity to man, for callousness and cruelty."  The hospital continues to operate to this day in this location.    Ok so with that history out of the way let's drive into what really transpired to give this hospital it reputation and that drove Bedlam to strain it's current meaning in our lexicon.    Early on Sanitation was poor and the patients were malnourished. Most of the patients were able to move about freely, but those who were considered dangerous were kept chained to the walls. Patients' families often dumped unwell family members in the asylum and disowned them. We've discussed other asylums and things dealing with them so we won't get into the fact that most of the patients were horribly misdiagnosed due to little to no understanding of mental health until relatively recently. Some of the treatments used ranged from barbaric and esoteric to just plain crazy.    One of those crazy ass ones was called rotational therapy. Charles Darwin's grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, began using “rotational therapy”, which involved spinning a patient around and around on a chair or swing for up to an hour. They would sometimes be spun over 100 times per minute. Obviously this would create issues for the patient. Many would get sick and vomit. Most would become very upset and distraught while becoming severely disoriented. The vomiting was seen as a good thing and progress in the treatment. Doctor Joseph Mason Cox was a doctor who actually picked up this type of treatment later on. The time spent spinning, and the speed of the spin, were to be determined by the good doctor. Considering the fact that the common side effect was fear, extreme pallor, vomiting, and voiding the bowels and bladder, the doctor evidently commonly overdid it. Of course he didn't think so at the time. He wrote happily that, “after a few circumvolutions, I have witnessed the soothing lulling effects, when the mind has become tranquillized and the body quiescent.” It's true that after being spun until fluid leaves the body via every available orifice, most people have had the fight taken out of them and are ready for a nap. There is one positive side effect of this kind of rampant torture of the insane. Scientists started noticing that vertigo has visual effects, and used the chairs to study them. These rotating chairs mark the beginning of a lot of visual and mental experiments done on perception. The early 1800s were a particularly grim time, and many patients were chained to the walls naked or almost naked, as the medical director felt that it was necessary to break each person's will.    Some of the more barbaric and esoteric treatments included bloodletting, leeches and good old fashioned starvation and beatings.  Ice baths would often be used to try and calm down hysterical patients.    At the time, bloodletting was believed to be a completely acceptable and normal way to cure a patient of a variety of mental and physical ailments. Doctors thought that they could literally bleed a sickness out of a patient, which not only doesn't work, it extra-double doesn't work on mental illnesses. Many of the patients were forced to undergo treatment with leeches and the induction of blisters, which mostly just sounds unpleasant, but it often proved fatal. Reportedly, the physicians at the time at least understood that everyone needs blood, so only patients who were deemed strong enough to undergo treatment were allowed to have this "cure."    Here's another fun one. A doctor named William Black wrote that patients were placed in straitjackets and given laxatives, which was seen at Bethlem as one of the "principal remedies." Hearing voices? Some explosive diarrhea oughta clear that up. Seizures? One diarrhea for you. Diarrhea for everyone!   We all know the best thing for someone who may not be in their right mind is to be left alone… in the dark… for long periods of time… Like really long periods of time. Well we may know that's probably NOT the best, but Bedlam never got the message. Some patients were left alone in solitary for days, weeks, even months at a time. Seems very counterproductive.    One of the worst ones was the example of the inhumane conditions was that of James Norris. Norris, an American Marine, had been sent to Bethlem on the 1st of February 1800. Her was kept in Bethlem's “incurable wing,” Norris' arms were pinned to his sides by iron bars. He was also kept chained to the wall by his neck. This fifty-five-year-old man had been continuously kept in this position for “more than twelve years.”   The apathy of families abandoning their relatives to a hellish existence in Bethlem led to a new form of exploitation. From the 1700s to the 1800s, there was a marked increase in the dissection of bodies to learn more about human anatomy. In the 1790s, Bethlem's chief surgeon was Bryan Crowther, a man who saw opportunity in the search for corpses to study. Crowther would dissect Bethlem's dead patients in the name of medical science, believing that he would be able to find a difference in the brains of his mentally ill patients, compared to “normal” people. Of course, he did these operations without any kind of consent or legal right.   One of the best ways to sum up the reasoning behind this torture is to let you know from the man who was behind the worst of it. John Haslam was one of the most sinister figures in the history of Bethlem, and it was while he was the head of management that the institution sunk to a new low in depravity. While Bryan Crowther was conducting illegal dissections as chief surgeon, Haslam used various tortures against the patients. He was adamant that the first step to curing the patients was breaking their wills first. So ya… They figured fuck em… Break their will and they'll be fine… Wow. Oftentimes patients would lack even basic amenities for living. That includes proper clothing and food.    To make things even worse for the patients, from approximately the early 1600s until 1770, the public was able to go for a wander through Bedlam. Money was collected as entrance fees, and it was hoped that seeing the crazy people would make people feel sufficiently compassionate that they would donate funds to the hospital. Another reason for this is that they hoped it would attract the families of these patients and that they would bring those patients food and clothing and other things they needed so the hospital would not have to provide them.    Oh if that's not bad enough, how about the mass graves. Modern-day construction of the London Underground unearthed mass graves on the grounds of Bethlem, created specifically to get rid of the corpses of those who didn't survive the hospital's care. Discovered in 2013, the mass graves dating back to 1569, and there are somewhere close to 20,000 people buried in them. Amazingly, authorities have managed to identify some of the deceased, but many others will likely never get a face and name.   Anything about any of these areas being haunted? Yup we got that too. Although the first few sites have long been transformed into other things, the girls that happened there could have left tons of negative juju. We found this cool story.            "The Liverpool Street Underground Station was opened in February of 1874 on the site of the original Bedlem Hospital. Former patients haunt this busy section of the London Underground.    One compelling sighting happened in the summer of 2000. A Line Controller spotted something strange on the CCTV camera that he was monitoring that showed the Liverpool Station. It was 2:00 am in the morning and the station was closed for the night. This witness saw a figure wearing white overalls in an eastbound tunnel. He became concerned since he knew no contractors worked the station this late at night. He called his Station Supervisor to report what he was seeing on the screen.   The Supervisor went to investigate. The Line Controller watched as his Supervisor stood nearby the mysterious figure. So he was confused when his Supervisor called to say he had not seen any figure. The Line Controller told his boss that the figure had stood so close to him that he could have reached out and touched it. Hearing this the Supervisor continued to search for the figure.   Again the Line Controller saw the figure walk right passed his boss on his screen, but again his boss did not see the figure. The Supervisor finally giving up went to leave the station but as he did so he spotted white overalls placed on a bench that he had passed before. He stated that they could not have been placed there without him seeing who did it.   Even before the Liverpool Station was built the area where the hospital stood was considered haunted. Between 1750 and 1812 many witnesses reported hearing a female voice crying and screaming. It is believed that this is a former patient from Bedlam.    Rebecca Griffins was buried in the area. While alive she always frantically clutched a coin in her hand. Witnesses state they hear her asking where her ha' penny is."   Fun stuff!   The following comes from the old building that was turned into the imperial war museum.    It is said that  to this day  the spectres of those who suffered in Bedlam still roam the hallways and rattle their chains in remembered anguish.   During the Second World War, a detachment of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force was stationed inside the Imperial War Museum with barrage balloons. Much of the museum has parts that date back to Bedlam and it isn't hard to imagine them as cells full of the damned inmates. Many of the young girls who were garrisoned inside had never heard of the buildings sordid past, so had no reason to fear it. Yet soon complaints began to flood in as during the night many found they couldn't sleep, kept up by strange moaning and the rattling of chains. The long passed inmates of Bedlam made their displeasure well known. Eventually the complaints became so bad the entire detachment had to be rehoused nearby.   Possibly the most famous ghost of Bedlam is the sad spectre of poor Rebecca. At a merchant's house by London Bridge lived a lovely young girl by the name of Rebecca. She fell head over heels in love with a handsome young Indian man who had come to lodge with the family. So besotted was she that when he packed up his bags to return to India she was shocked that he hadn't loved her quite nearly as much as she'd loved him. She helped him to pack his things, hoping all the while that he would change his mind and agree to stay. But all she received was a gold sovereign that he slipped into her hand before leaving forever.   The grief of her spurning was too much for her mind to handle and she snapped, soon being admitted to Bedlam Hospital. The golden sovereign he had given her was gripped firmly in her fist for the remainder of her short life, the final token from her lost love, never to be given up. When she finally wasted away into death it didn't go unnoticed by one of the guards who prised the coin from her hand and then buried her without her most prized possession. It was after that the guards, inmates and visitors all began to report a strange sight indeed. A wan and ghostly figure began to roam the halls of Bedlam, searching for her lost love token, her spirit refusing to be put to rest until she had it back in her hand. It is said that she still wanders the halls to this day, looking for that stolen coin to make her whole once more.   Well… There you have it, the history and craziness of Bedlam Asylum!    British horror movies https://screenrant.com/best-british-horror-movies/   BECOME A P.O.O.P.R.!! http://www.patreon.com/themidnighttrainpodcast   Find The Midnight Train Podcast: www.themidnighttrainpodcast.com www.facebook.com/themidnighttrainpodcast www.twitter.com/themidnighttrainpc www.instagram.com/themidnighttrainpodcast www.discord.com/themidnighttrainpodcast www.tiktok.com/themidnighttrainp   And wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.   Subscribe to our official YouTube channel: OUR YOUTUBE   Support our sponsors www.themidnighttraintrainpodcast.com/sponsors   The Charley Project www.charleyproject.org

Tatooine Sons: A Star Wars Podcast
Star Wars and Marvel Artist Madison Thames! PLUS more Eternals Discussion

Tatooine Sons: A Star Wars Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 27:16


In this BONUS episode of Tatooine Sons, we take a few minutes to discuss Star Wars, Marvel, pop culture and The Last Jedi with the amazing artist, Madison Thames. PLUS: We dig into Eternals some more and why these heroes are part of the MCU now.It's all LIVE from the show floor of Alabama Comic Con! THIS is Tatooine Sons!Website: https://tatooinesons.com/Check out Madison's art here: https://www.madisonthames.com/ Save 15% on EVERYTHING at https://www.cufflinks.com/ by using the code: TATOOINE15Rate and Review on Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/TatooineSonsFollow the Show: https://podfollow.com/tatooine-sons-a-pop-culture-podcast/view

The Retrospectors
On This Day: David Blaine, Trickless Magician

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 8:49


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

Breaking Balls with Emily Nyman
Ep 81: Growing Pains

Breaking Balls with Emily Nyman

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 55:23


Emily & John discuss how their predictions faired from Ep. 80, underdogs, frauds, a weird rule, ump performance review, Yankees get rid of Nevin & Thames, a Postseason Classic update, voicemails, Top 3 Teams That Shocked the World & more! 

Gone Medieval
The Bayeux Tapestry

Gone Medieval

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 40:00


The Bayeux Tapestry is one of the world's most prominent pieces of medieval art. Depicting the 11th-century invasion and occupation of England, the tapestry tells a story through detailed embroidery. But what can we learn about the Norman Conquest and the people being it through this skilful art? In this episode, Matt is joined by David Musgrove. David helps us explore the lavish narrative behind the embroidery and the circumstances behind it.David Musgrove is the co-author of The Story of The Bayeux Tapestry: Unravelling the Norman Conquest, published by Thames and Hudson Ltd. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Yanks Go Yard Podcast
Yankees Dismiss Phil Nevin and Marcus Thames; Cardinals Fire Mike Shildt?

Yanks Go Yard Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 34:05


Adam and Thomas talk about the New York Yankees' first wave of coaching dismissals. Marcus Thames, gone. Phil Nevin, gone. Does the philosophy change? Are they trying to get Aaron Boone to bounce? Or is this just shuffling the deck chairs? Plus, Cardinals manager Mike Shildt. Why is he gone? Anything for the Yankees to learn there? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Gauntlet Hangouts
Gauntlet Quarterly: The Between (Session 6)

Gauntlet Hangouts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 111:02


This is a run of The Between, a game of monster hunters in gothic Victorian London by Jason Cordova and published by the Gauntlet. You can find out more about The Between at https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/the-between.html or purchase it at https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/360858/The-Between This game is arranged through the Gauntlet Calendar. You can learn more about the Gauntlet online RPG group at https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/ This includes information on the Gauntlet produced podcasts, Codex - an RPG magazine for indie games from OSR to story games, and signing up for games advertised on the calendar. Also, check out the forums at https://forums.gauntlet-rpg.com/ to chat and say hi! Ardent performs a ritual by the banks of the Thames, and draws a little more attention than he was expecting. Trixie undertakes some fascinating research in Hargrave House's library. And Dr. Fenworth visits the morgue, leaving with some clues on the Sally No-Face killings, a new protege, and a pair of human lungs. The hunters gather at Hargrave House to catch up over coffee, and plan their attendance at the Cheyne Walk Art Exhibition.

The Boys of 161st Street - Yankees MLB Podcast
171 | Should we sign Correa? Nevin and Thames OUT, 161 Awards Nominations!

The Boys of 161st Street - Yankees MLB Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 106:30


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Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
Gary Gotlieb: Thames-Coromandel councillor's response to Sandra Goudie's Covid vaccine stance

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 4:03


Sandra Goudie is making news today.The Thames-Coromandel District mayor defended her anti-vax stance on Newstalk ZB this morning, saying she'd be taking the Novavax vaccine over the Pfizer vaccine.Thames-Coromandel councillor for the South East Ward Gary Gotlieb told Heather du Plessis-Allan her views aren't reflective of what the council views."She actually doesn't realise that there is a huge support for what is being done by vaccination. We are in a pandemic. We have to do something."LISTEN ABOVE

RNZ: Checkpoint
Calls for Thames-Coromandel mayor to resign over vaccine views

RNZ: Checkpoint

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 4:08


There's been a mixed reaction from residents in Thames after the district's mayor said she won't take the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. Sandra Goudie says she's waiting instead for the Novavax vaccine, which is yet to be approved for use in any country. Kate Gregan went to test the mood of her constituents.

RNZ: Morning Report
Covid-19: Thames-Coromandel Mayor waiting for vaccine due to be available next year

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 2:57


The Thames-Coromandel mayor is refusing to get the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. Sandra Goudie wants the Novavax shot instead. The government has made a pre-purchase agreement for 10.7 million doses of Novavax but MedSafe is yet to approve it for Aotearoa. Mayor Goudie spoke with RNZ reporter Sam Olley.

That Shakespeare Life
Ep 182: The Clink Prison with Alex Lyon

That Shakespeare Life

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 34:25


According to The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare, edited by Stanley Wells and Michael Dobson, the phrase “the Clink” described a specific prison in an area of London called Bankside, where Shakespeare is known to have lived at least from 1597-1596. The prison itself was housed inside what used to be a manor house owned by the Bishop of Winchester. It was the closest prison to the theaters of Bankside, which included The Globe and the Rose theater, among others. This prison was best known for being a prison for debtors. While Shakespeare's works do reference the word “clink” to describe the sound of metal clanging against other metal, there is no direct reference to the prison by name. However, in Cymbeline Act III Scene 3, Guidierius says “A prison for a debtor, that not dares To stride a limit.” While Shakespeare may or may not have been referring to the debtor's prison located right down the road from his theater with this remark in the play, nonetheless, The Clink itself was a notorious house of incarceration during Shakespeare's lifetime. Legendary as an entirely horrible place, the prison gained a reputation for being where prisoners were sent to die. Stories are told of the prisoners being left in their cells to starve to death, or even drown in the rising tide of the Thames that was nearby. This prison's notoriety is the reason why we use the phrase “thrown into the Clink” today to mean that someone has gone to prison. No one knows the full history of The Clink prison and what it was like for Shakespeare better than the curator at The Clink Prison Museum in London, and our guest this week, Alex Lyon. 

Who's a Good Dog
Tony Robinson & Holly Berry the dog

Who's a Good Dog

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 28:58


Kate chats to national treasure Sir Tony Robinson, the only knighted guest (so far) on this podcast. Tony is best known as an actor for his role as Baldrick in the TV show Blackadder and as presenter of the show Time Team. He's hosted many documentaries since, including Walking Through History, Around The World By Train and The Worst Jobs in History. His latest work is currently on telly, and you can watch The Thames on Channel 5 and Britain's Forgotten Wars on Channel 4. He tells Kate how his darling Westie, Holly Berry, came into his life, where she sleeps at night, and whether she's ever recognised him on the TV. She also demonstrates what a fierce guard dog she is when a groceries delivery arrives during recording. Want more Tony? Of course you do. Sign up for top notch dog content and political opinions on his Instagram or his Twitter. You could also support the RSPCA or your local dog shelter in Holly's name. You can find Kate on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. Her book, Good Dog, is published by Harper Collins in Australia, the US and the UK. Who's A Good Dog? is a Stripped Media podcast, produced by Arlie Adlington. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Tory: Perspectives and Poems: Dr Pratt Datta
Growltiger‘s Last Stand by TS Eliot

The Tory: Perspectives and Poems: Dr Pratt Datta

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 5:19


GROWLTIGER'S LAST STAND Growltiger was a Bravo Cat, who travelled on a barge: In fact he was the roughest cat that ever roamed at large. From Gravesend up to Oxford he pursued his evil aims, Rejoicing in his title of 'The Terror of the Thames'. His manners and appearance did not calculate to please; His coat was torn and seedy, he was baggy at the knees; One ear was somewhat missing, no need to tell you why, And he scowled upon a hostile world from one forbidding eye. The cottagers of Rotherhithe knew something of his fame; At Hammersmith and Putney people shuddered at his name. They would fortify the hen-house, lock up the silly goose, When the rumour ran along the shore: GROWLTIGER'S ON THE LOOSE! Woe to the weak canary, that fluttered from its cage; Woe to the pampered Pekinese, that faced Growltiger's rage; Woe to the bristly Bandicoot, that lurks on foreign ships, And woe to any Cat with whom Growltiger came to grips! But most to Cats of foreign race his hatred had been vowed; To Cats of foreign name and race no quarter was allowed. The Persian and the Siamese regarded him with fear— Because it was a Siamese had mauled his missing ear. Now on a peaceful summer night, all nature seemed at play, The tender moon was shining bright, the barge at Molesey lay. All in the balmy moonlight it lay rocking on the tide— And Growltiger was disposed to show his sentimental side. His bucko mate, GRUMBUSKIN, long since had disappeared, For to the Bell at Hampton he had gone to wet his beard; And his bosun, TUMBLEBRUTUS, he too had stol'n away— In the yard behind the Lion he was prowling for his prey. In the forepeak of the vessel Growltiger sate alone, Concentrating his attention on the Lady GRIDDLEBONE. And his raffish crew were sleeping in their barrels and their bunks— As the Siamese came creeping in their sampans and their junks. Growltiger had no eye or ear for aught but Griddlebone, And the Lady seemed enraptured by his manly baritone, Disposed to relaxation, and awaiting no surprise— But the moonlight shone reflected from a thousand bright blue eyes. And closer still and closer the sampans circled round, And yet from all the enemy there was not heard a sound. The lovers sang their last duet, in danger of their lives— For the foe was armed with toasting forks and cruel carving knives. Then GILBERT gave the signal to his fierce Mongolian horde; With a frightful burst of fireworks the Chinks they swarmed aboard. Abandoning their sampans, and their pullaways and junks, They battened down the hatches on the crew within their bunks. Then Griddlebone she gave a screech, for she was badly skeered; I am sorry to admit it, but she quickly disappeared. She probably escaped with ease, I'm sure she was not drowned— But a serried ring of flashing steel Growltiger did surround. The ruthless foe pressed forward, in stubborn rank on rank; Growltiger to his vast surprise was forced to walk the plank. He who a hundred victims had driven to that drop, At the end of all his crimes was forced to go ker-flip, ker-flop. Oh there was joy in Wapping when the news flew through the land; At Maidenhead and Henley there was dancing on the strand. Rats were roasted whole at Brentford, and at Victoria Dock, And a day of celebration was commanded in Bangkok.

On This Day In History
The Battle Of The Thames

On This Day In History

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 1:54


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Water Women
88. SUP in the Thames? - Wanda Bodnar

Water Women

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 30:05


what is up in the thames you ask? Wanda is here to fill up in! Learn more about the thames in this interview! Today we talk about wildlife in the thames, pollution in the river and Wandas work and efforts in the thames! more from Wanda: @thamespaddler As always, you can check out more water women on our Website: https://waterwomenpodcast.ca Instagram: @waterwomenpodcast, Facebook: @waterwomenPodcast, and Twitter @Waterwomenpod Stay Salty

Front Row
David Chase, Laura Lomas, Betty Campbell statue

Front Row

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 28:58


American screenwriter, show-runner, director, and producer David Chase is best known for writing and producing the HBO drama The Sopranos which aired for six seasons between 1999 and 2007. He talks to Tom about why he's bringing back Michael Imperioli for The Many Saints Of Newark. Gary Raymond, editor of Wales Art Review, joins us to discuss the unveiling of the statue of the Welsh, black head teacher and heroine, Betty Campbell. Many great playwrights - including William Shakespeare - have written works to be performed at The Globe Theatre on the banks of The Thames. And now 400 years since the venue last had a playwright in residence, there's a new play, Metamorphoses, written by a team of young writers, making its premiere. We speak with Laura Lomas about creating new work for such an illustrious stage. Also with Simeon Miller, Candle Consultant for the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse – recreating pre-electric stage lighting for modern productions. And Danish artist Jens Haaning was commissioned to make a work for the Kunsten Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg, and was paid. He as delivered an empty picture frame as says this is a conceptual art word titled Take the Money and Run. How does this latest scam compare with other examples of audacious art? Tom Sutcliffe talks to art critic Louisa Buck. Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe Producer: Julian May Main image: Michael Gandolfini (Left) as the young Tony Soprano with Alessandro Nivolo as his "uncle" Dickie Moltisanti . Image credit: Barry Wetcher/ © 2021 Warner Bros Entertainment Inc

Productivity Mastery
The Valley of Genius: Productivity Mastery #78 with Adam Fisher

Productivity Mastery

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 64:34


In this episode, we're going to talk about a different valley – “The Valley of Genius”, which happens to be the most most-read and best-reviewed book about the history of modern Silicon Valley. And our guest is its brilliant author – Adam Fisher! From having a “geeky” childhood in the Silicon Valley, to working for magazines in New York, to writing about some of the biggest companies in the Silicon Valley, Adam learned a lot about passion and success. And he gave us some great insights about:

The Direct Podcast
What If...? Ep 7 Review, Hudson Thames Interview, Iconic MCU Sounds Draft

The Direct Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 117:48


More Marvel news. More Marvel content. Another Marvel-packed episode!This week we sit down with the voice of What If...?'s Peter Parker, Hudson Thames. Thames talks to us about the What If...? experience, the feelings of being cast as Peter Parker, and what it means to play such a big role in the MCU. Speaking of What If...?, we are in the endgame now with Episode 7 in the books. We review the Party Thor episode and break down the pros and cons of leaning into the Saturday morning cartoon vibe. Also, with only two episodes remaining, what can fans expect in the final stretch of the season. Finally, we are joined by 15 Minutes of Marvel host Ethan Simmie to draft the most iconic sounds in the MCU. With Marvel Games releasing a Wolverine game, SNIKT in the MCU is just around the corner. Before we get there, what are the best audible cues in the MCU?TIMECODES:2:54 - Quick Question11:35 - Sizzle Reel13:44 - Ms. Marvel 202220:05 - Venom in the MCU?26:00 - Disney+ Day November 1230:00 - What If...? Review53:13 - Hudson Thames Interview1:16:00 - Iconic MCU Sounds Draft1:53:00 - Weekly Recs

RNZ: Morning Report
Covid-19: Hauraki Plains switches from testing to vaccination mode

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 3:40


A Hauraki Plains health organisation Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki is pivoting from Covid-19 tests to a vaccine push on two marae this weekend. The area went into lockdown after three members of a local household contracted the virus from an Auckland prisoner bailed to a Firth of Thames home. The clinic will do day 12 tests early next week, but concerns that the community is facing an outbreak have died down. Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki chief executive Riana Manuel spoke to Corin Dann.

State of the Arc Podcast
Xenogears Story Analysis (Ep.11) | State of the Arc Podcast

State of the Arc Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 115:57


In the tenth episode of our deep-dive analysis of Xenogears, Fei tries to save Rico from execution, finds the Goliath, and then subsequently crashes it into the ocean. Time Codes: 1. Intro (0:00) 2. The Party Separated (0:56) 3. Fei And Elly's Conversation Out At Sea (11:46) 4. The Thames (32:02) 5. Dominia Attacks (40:48) 6. Miang Sets Elly Free (53:39) 7. Ramsus Attacks (1:06:02) 8. Requesting Help From The Ethos (1:16:19) 9. Spoiler Warning Starting Point (1:24:43) 10. Spoiler End Point (1:28:13) 11. Billy's Orphanage (1:39:28)

RNZ: Checkpoint
Testing blitz around Firth of Thames as Covid-19 cases emerge

RNZ: Checkpoint

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 3:35


A testing blitz has been on in several Waikato towns today after three cases emerged from a household on the Hauraki Plains. The three are household members of a prisoner on bail, who returned to Whakatiwai nearly two weeks ago. Two of them go to Mangatangi School, near Miranda, and one may have been infectious while there on Thursday. A steady flow of people have been through a hurriedly arranged testing centre today. Andrew McRae has been at the Wharekawa Marae, on the western shore of the Firth of Thames.

RNZ: Morning Report
Covid-19: Waikato cases likely spread further - Modeller Michael Plank

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 5:54


A Covid-19 modeller says it will be a minor miracle if new cases in Waikato do not spread more widely.  Three cases have been found from a house in the Firth of Thames - a level 2 area where a man was bailed from prison in Auckland. Professor Michael Plank told Morning Report it looks like household members were infectious in the community for about a week. He said officials need to see a lot of test results to gauge how far the virus may have spread. He said it will be risky to move Auckland down alert levels at this point. 

RNZ: Morning Report
Covid-19: Thames family at centre of outbreak already copping abuse - Hauraki Mayor

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 2:46


The Hauraki district mayor is disappointed the family are already getting abuse from some members of the community after testing positive for Covid-19. The man who tested positive was released from Mount Eden prison, to a home in Whakatiwai in the Firth of Thames to a family of eight. Mayor Toby Adams told reporter Charlotte Cook he won't be surprised the cases have spread into the wider region.

RNZ: Morning Report
Covid-19: Evidence Thames case linked to another case - Grant Robertson

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 6:17


Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson says there's preliminary evidence to suggest the Waikato cases are linked to one of the Auckland clusters. Robertson told Morning Report there's no indication the virus emerged from the area and it's more likely it was taken there. "Preliminary indications are that there may be an epidemiological link to one of the clusters, and so we will pursue that." He said the discovery of the cases won't necessarily tip the balance away from dropping Auckland's alert level, but the situation is rapidly evolving, and Cabinet will need to take the latest advice when it meets this afternoon.

RNZ: Morning Report
Covid-19: Waikato Mayor furious prisoner allowed into district

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 3:50


The Waikato District Mayor says it is not acceptable that a man was bailed from locked down Auckland to an alert level 2 area, where community Covid-19 cases have now been discovered. Three cases have been confirmed in the Firth of Thames household where the man spent more than a week on electronically monitored bail. The cases were discovered after the man returned to prison in Auckland, and was found to be infected. Mayor Allan Sanson told Morning Report the man should not have been sent across the border. "I would have thought if you were bailing somebody you would have bailed them into Auckland, and not out of the Auckland area." Two of the new cases are children who went to Mangatangi School and the third is an adult.

Classics You Slept Through
Classics You Slept Through: Episode 77 - Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) (Chapters 5 - 8)

Classics You Slept Through

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 80:53


Classics You Slept Through: Episode 77 - Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) (Chapters 5 - 8) We finally reach the water this episode!  The bags packed, our three men set out to reach the titular boat and begin their journey on the Thames. In typical fashion, there's going to be some twists and turns along the way. YouTube Twitter Facebook Instagram Twitch Email: CYSTPod@gmail.com

Single You
29. Theresa on: waiting until marriage to have sex is that the ONLY way I can get a lasting marriage? Does Jesus teach that?

Single You "The Podcast"

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 69:55


I'm so nervous to have this conversation. I'm preparing to ignore the religious/judgmental comments I will get. From “False prophet” to “that's why I don't believe.” So let me be clear, that's what's wrong with religion and society. We're not allowed to ask questions or have conversations without judgement. Especially when it comes to sex. So if you are super religious then this episode is not for you. This is not for atheists who want to judge my beliefs. Jesus is my homeboy and I don't have a problem with my belief in him, I have a problem with religion and the messages I believe women receive around sex that has brought on so much shame. Jesus had a problem with religion which is why he was flipping tables in the Bible. So this is only for people with open ears and those who want to hear with open ears about women trying to heal from sexual shame. I started my journey 3-4 years ago. I started reading, praying, reading and praying some more about where I stood. Let's be clear again; I'm abstinent and I promised myself that in my season of abstinence I would use it to heal and truly seek God, so I could hear from God. Not Society and certainly not religion. The shame I used to have, let's say it was about 100lbs and now I've got about 25lbs left. This conversation is about my healing way more than it is about yelling at purity culture. This conversation is for my clients and the women, Christian women who feel so judged and trapped in shame around sex. This conversation is because the church seems to be embarrassed about having real conversations about sex. The only thing we're told is wait until you're married. There is no room for; “it's going to be hard” “Your body will betray you” “why you should wait” let alone “how to wait.” My goal is to answer my questions, many of the same questions you may have as a Christian woman who grew up in church but also my goal is to encourage you to study the bible for yourself don't listen and act according to me. I'm just trying to heal and talking about my ish for the last 3-4 years has helped me tremendously. So in all my nervousness let's talk. I hope it frees at least one woman. My guest today… The Rev. Dr. Theresa S. Thames and she can be reach on IG here. -------- So who am I? I'

Seriously…
Song of the Thames

Seriously…

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 28:58


Singer and song collector Sam Lee traces a map in stories, folklore and song along England's longest and most famous river, the Thames. Beginning at its underground source in the idyllic Gloucestershire countryside, Sam follows the Thames from a trickling stream to a majestic river carrying a myriad of human and animal lives. He witnesses its changes of mood and meaning as it squeezes through its busy, embanked, central London stretch searching for the soul of the river - the deep stories of its waters and banks. Through folklore, music, ecology and lives lived along 215 miles of water, Sam uncovers the past, present and future influence of the river's deep cultural roots. Who is fed and who is starved by the Thames now and what does it mean to the people who come under its influence? With storyteller, Druid and mead maker Chris Park at Thames Head, via author and land rights activist Nick Park on his houseboat in Oxfordshire, Debbie Leach of Thames 21 working to help communities reconnect with and clean up the river in London, retired Thames lighterman Dave Jessop and Sourav Niyogi who explains the river's significance to many in London's Hindu community, Sam explores a flow of ideas running from source to sea. Finally, with author Rachel Lichtenstein, he stands on Two Tree Island on the Essex shore of the Thames estuary and gazes out across the Thames's final incarnation, as a 5 mile wide delta mouth. We are a world away from the pure waters of the river's beginnings as Sam considers the ambiguous future of the Thames, its communities and the attention owed to it by the people who live along its banks. Presenter: Sam Lee Producer: Michael Umney Executive Producer: Katherine Godfrey A Novel production for BBC Radio 4

Writers Corner Podcast
Sundial Writers Corner - Beth Thames - (9/6/2021)

Writers Corner Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021


Sundial contributor Beth Thames remembers the time she spied the Beatles on the street in Chicago--and had a conversation with Sir Paul McCartney.  

Plot Trysts
I'm Only Wicked with You by Julie Anne Long

Plot Trysts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 59:46


Laine and Meg are joined by special guest Natalie to discuss the most recent in the Grand Palace on the Thames series. The series' charm remains as strong as the heroes and we definitely recommend this one.

Unleashed - How to Thrive as an Independent Professional
 429. Belden Menkus on the Purposeful Strategist

Unleashed - How to Thrive as an Independent Professional

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 31:48


Belden Menkus is the managing director at Menkus and Associates. He is also the host of the podcast the Purposeful Strategist, a podcast that shifts the conversation from what organisations should do to what they are doing to embrace their broader purpose and translate it into tangible action. On today's episode, we listen to one of Belden's podcasts where he interviews Robin Mortimer, the chief executive of organization in the London Port of Authority Key points include: 06:52: What the Port Authority is and what they do 09:32: How the vision of the Thames and organisation is structured and functions 12:42: Where the Thames Vision is going 15:32: The strategy to manage the vision 21:16: How the hydrogen economy affects the Thames Vision Unleashed is produced by Umbrex, which has a mission of connecting independent management consultants with one another, creating opportunities for members to meet, build relationships, and share lessons learned. Learn more at www.umbrex.com.  

Lesbians Who Write Podcast
LWW 126: What 3 Things Are You Going to Accomplish by the End of the Year?

Lesbians Who Write Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 39:57


TB has been swamped getting Girl Love Happens: Season Three ready to launch, and she uploaded the file early on KDP due to a hurricane warning. In more shiny-new-object news, the third box set of Lizzie is now available in audio. And, TB's car-buying saga continues. In Clare's world, she's working on Change of Heart, but there was a brief scare when she thought the book wasn't workable. After a walk along the Thames, she was in a better mind frame to whip it into shape to send it to the editor. In fab news, the Brazilian translation of Before You Say I Do launched and its number one! In love news, Clare attended a wedding. The duo has a first in LWW history and they're both thrilled about it! They crash on to the main topic: what 3 things are you going to accomplish by the end of the year? They break down their goals into different categories, including writing, running their author businesses, and mental health. Both compare their goals to the previous year and why and when they had to pivot in 2021. Naturally, the pandemic, world events, and life in general are impacting them and it's hard to stay positive these days. What do you want to accomplish before the end of the year? Head over to www.lesbianswhowrite.com, and leave a comment on the episode. Or you can email them at: lesbianswhowrite@gmail.com. Happy listening! Clare and TB Links: Buy Us a Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/LesWhoWrite Girl Love Happens: Season Three: iheartlesfic.com/girl-love-happens-season-three/ IHL 2022 Reading Challenge: iheartlesfic.com/book-submission-form-for-2022-ihl-reading-challenge/ Friday Feels: iheartlesfic.com/introducing-friday-feels/ Before You Say I Do (Brazilian Edition): www.amazon.com.br/Antes-que-você-diga-sim-ebook/dp/B09BMDT83H/ A Woman Lost: Boxes Series Books 6-8: www.amazon.com/Woman-Lost-Box-Books-6-8/dp/B09D5HL2BB

Ye Olde Crime
Episode 62: P U That Stinks

Ye Olde Crime

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 37:15


Lindsay and Madison discuss The Great Stink of 1858, as well as why dumping literal shit in the river is never a good idea, that cholera is no joke, and how costly proper sanitation can be, even in the 19th Century.Information pulled from the following sources:2017 All That's Interesting article by John Kuroski2016 The Guardian article by Emily MannCDCCholera and the Thames by Johanna LemonGustavus Adolphus College student site by Jessica RichertHistoric EnglandHistoric UK article by Miriam BibbyJoliet Public Schools article by Allison Friedman WikipediaBe sure to listen to and follow our friend Andrew over at the Unforbidden Truth podcast.Looking for a great way to monetize your podcast? Sign up for a free account at Podgo and mention “Ye Olde Crime” in the “How did you hear about us?” section of the application.Don't forget to check out our TeePublic store every week the month of August to see our new birthday merch designs.Become a member of our Patreon to view exclusive episode outtakes, as well as other perks like early episode access and more for as little as $1/month. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREESupport Our Show with Tee Public Use our special URL to purchase merch and help support our show at the same time!Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/yeoldecrime)