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Oy with the Terror Already
Episode. 74 The Disappearance of Amy Lynn Bradley and Minotaurs

Oy with the Terror Already

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 45:07


Cruises, family vacations, and human trafficking. This is the disappearance of Amy Lynn Bradley. After going on a cruise with her family from Puerto Rico to Curacao she disappeared while their ship was docked at their final destination. Amy was last seen talking to a man named Alister Douglas on the morning of March 24, 1998, a bass player for the ship's band. After Amy returned to the family cabin with her brother after a night of dancing she was never seen again. The only items missing from her room were a pack of cigarettes and a lighter. A common theory is that Amy was a victim of human trafficking. The FBI is still investigating Amy's disappearance and her family is offering a sizeable reward for any information which can move it forward. In this week's episode, Sandra talks about Minotaurs. It is defined as a mythical creature with a man's body and the head and tail of a bull. The legend of the Minotaur has been around for centuries. Starting from the Greek myth featuring Theseus. The minotaur is still popular enough to be featured in modern media ranging from Dante's Inferno to a painting called Vollard Suite that Pablo Picasso painted. Sandra's Sources: https://reedsy.com/discovery/blog/mythical-creatures https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minotaur --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/oywiththeterroralready/support

Lower Dorks: A Star Trek Lower Decks Fan Podcast
Churro Wife of Theseus (S3E4) | Lower Dorks Podcast

Lower Dorks: A Star Trek Lower Decks Fan Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 41:32


A cinnamon-flavored episode is here, with the Lower Dorks hosts enjoying some Jack Daniels Cinnamon Spice Tennessee Fire while musing about Ransom's cinnamon-scented churro wife, amongst other elements of S3E4. 0:00 Intro and drink announcement 1:50 Plot synopsis 2:35 Writer credit 4:15 Goopy 5:11 Minooki, masks and ship transformations 9:02 New warp core animation? 9:52 Billups's breakdown and Shaxs besting Migleemo 11:07 Maquis!? 13:27 Space towels 14:28 New ships and edosians 18:42 Puppy torture room 19:45 Holodecks and Geordi hate 25:08 Swamp time, Doopler, hydroponics and Orion beatings 29:04 Deflector room spins 31:42 COME 32:47 Delta shifter details 33:26 Ransom's churros 35:18 Basic problem solving, Bold Boimler and everyone's demise 36:19 TNG's Lonely Among us sensor room 38:03 Advancements in relaxation engineering 38:51 Rutherford and his anger 39:57 Overall thoughts 40:56 Outro 

We Watched A Thing
259 - Immortals (w/ Patreon supporter David Powell)

We Watched A Thing

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 44:43


This week we're hitting it Greek style, as Superman takes on the titans all while we discuss the third film in Tarsem SIngh's filmography ‘Immortals' with the help of patron of the show David Powell! Immortals is a 2011 American fantasy action film directed by Tarsem Singh and starring Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Luke Evans, John Hurt, Isabel Lucas, Kellan Lutz, Freida Pinto, Joseph Morgan, Daniel Sharman, and Mickey Rourke. The film was previously named Dawn of War and War of the Gods before being officially named Immortals. It uses motifs of the Greek myths of Theseus, the return of the Heraclids, the Minotaur, and the Titanomachy, but the plot does not resemble any coherent narrative originating from Greek mythology. We Watched A Thing is supported by Dendy Cinemas Canberra. The best Australian cinema chain showing everything from blockbusters to arthouse and indie films. Find them at https://www.dendy.com.au/ If you like this podcast, or hate it and us and want to tell us so - You can reach us at wewatchedathing@gmail.com Or, Twitter - @WeWatchedAThing Facebook - @WeWatchedAThing Instagram - @WeWatchedAThing and on iTunes and Youtube If you really like us and think we're worth at least a dollar, why not check out our patreon at http://patreon.com/wewatchedathing. Every little bit helps, and you can get access to bonus episodes, early releases, and even tell us what movies to watch.

Geekscape Games Podcast
Level 213 - "The Podcast Of Theseus"

Geekscape Games Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 56:00


Join the Geekscape crew for a bi-weekly discussion about video games (and more often than not, things that have nothing to do with video games)! This week Katie and Llogan are helming the ship. Is it still Geekscape Games if all the original components are different? Hell yeah it is! What Happened? Ape Escape predicted meme culture. Roniu's Tale. The Last Of Us Remake isn't worth it. Returnal is the best impulse buy you can make. Stray is making Katie explore Dallas and she is turning into a conspiracy therapist. What Remains of Edith Finch. Llogan admits he's an MLG Pro Battlefront player. Where Can I Follow Geekscape Games? Subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to us on Google Podcasts! Follow us on Spotify! Follow us on Stitcher! Subscribe with another program! Follow us on Twitter! Follow us on Instagram! Check out Llogan & MMRY.CRD! & use code "geekcrd" for a discount! Want to give us feedback? Drop us a line at geekscapegames@geekscape.net! Support Geekscape Games Podcast by contributing to their tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/geekscape-games-podcast This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-57c4fc for 40% off for 4 months, and support Geekscape Games Podcast.

The Comic Source Podcast
Star Trek - The New Series Spotlight with Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing

The Comic Source Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 65:52


Jace has an in-depth conversation with Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly about their new IDW title Star Trek. Hints that this book is kicking off a whole new line of upcoming books in the Star Trek universe, the guys talk about the crew, their ship the Theseus, the era the story is set in and a whole lot more. Also some Batman Beyond and Captain America talk and plans to have Collin and Jackson back on to dive into these characters and the debut issue of Star Trek when it drops in late October. 

Toilet-side Wrestling Talk
"The Great Greek" Theseus

Toilet-side Wrestling Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 53:52


Today's guest is "The Great Greek" THESEUS! Topics discussed include, the potato factory, growing up in Idaho, training at Black & Brave, fast food, move-sets and we even find out if he considers Pepperidge Farm Goldfish to be seafood. All of this and more! New episodes of Toilet-side Wrestling Talk drop every Tuesday at Midnight on YouTube and all podcast download platforms. YouTube https://youtu.be/_9ccVJht4sY Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/toilet-side-wrestling-talk/id1570946809 All other audio podcast platforms www.anchor.fm/toiletside-wrestling-talk **And don't forget to check out the many other awesome shows on the Johners Podcasting Network! Visit www.wrestlingwithjohners.com** ---------- To reach Theseus: * Facebook: Theseus Shell * Twitter: @GGTheseus * Instagram: @greatgreektheseus ---------- To reach Toilet-side Wrestling Talk / Brad Marcus: www.linktr.ee/BradMarcus

Pop Culture Role Call
Reese's Theseus - Angel S03E04 - Carpe Noctum

Pop Culture Role Call

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 67:51


Hello and welcome to season 2 episode 4 of Angel! Or, wait...is this Angel? Something seems off about our lead. I get a distinct "this is a body swap episode" vibes from him, but I'm sure it's nothing. Let's just hope this "nothing" doesn't ruin his credibility at the workplace. Thanks for listening!

The Wolf Who Cried Women
Ep. 41a - Summer 1997: 40 Oz. To Freedom Pt. 1

The Wolf Who Cried Women

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 76:02


Today we dive into Willie's backstory and the magical, foundational Summer of 1997. If you've ever wondered where the hell Willie is coming from, this episode is for you. Like Evan, adolescent Willie devotes himself to a decades long quest, but it is not love sex and romance, instead, Willie manages to present himself as even more foolish than Evan. Willie paints a picture of the two different worlds his adolescent self inhabited: a school year with rigid social hierarchies and the ever present danger of being exposed as a poseur contrasted with summers of sex, drugs and rock and roll. Mixed in are discussions of what Stussy has to do w/ the Ship of Theseus and of course Sublime's seminal work 40 Oz. To Freedom email: wolfwhocriedwomen@gmail.com

Steamy Stories
The Manor: Gymnasium

Steamy Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022


The Manor: Gymnasium - Don & Tascha explore the gym, including the pool & hot tub. (ch. 11)By BradentonLarry.   Listen to the Podcast at Steamy Stories. Don and Tascha came out of the ballroom into the foyer with the winding staircase.“OK, so the Player was supposed to help us find the garden, but, obviously he's not here,” Don said, thinking out loud.“Obviously,” Tascha smirked. “So we'll have to find it ourselves.”“Or try to until we stumble upon the Player again,” Don said, looking around. “OK, so the stairs go back up to where we started off, and that corridor leads to the Lord's and Lady's bedrooms. I didn't see any side passages along that way, did you?”“No; so back up the stairs or one of these other two corridors,” Tascha said. The foyer was basically a square, with the ballroom on one side, the Lord's and Lady's corridor on the opposite side, and a corridor on either of the other two sides. The circular staircase came down in the corner to the right of the ballroom entrance, from where they stood with the ballroom at their backs.“There might be secret passages, of course,” Don said, “but worrying about that seems likely to slow us down a lot.”“Right,” Tascha nodded. “If we can't find the garden, or the Player, by trying regular doors, we can always start looking for secret ones.”“OK, so the stairs stop here, so for now we're as low in the Manor as we can get. Anything wrong with us starting at the bottom and working our way up?”“It doesn't seem likely that the door to the garden would be on the top floor, so no.”“I don't suppose you've got a ball of magic string on you,” he smiled.“Nope,” she laughed. “We're on our own here, Theseus.”“Let's hope there's no minotaur. Come along, Ariadne.” Don started off toward the right corridor. They passed a big freight elevator on the right, which indicated that this floor was as far down as it went, and that it went as high as the fifth floor.“So, I found out that something happened to the previous Lord,” Tascha said, walking next to him. “This one doesn't know what, only that the Lady selected him to be the new one.”“Hum,” Don said. “And the Lady doesn't remember anything other than being here, and, apparently as an adult. I didn't think to ask her how she became the Lady, but Deidre said she wasn't in training to be her replacement.”“We do seem to be the only people around here who remember anything other than life in the Manor,” Tascha observed.“Maybe we should start making a point of asking people if they remember anything before they were here.”“Yeah, I can see you now, ‘Miss, before you suck my cock, would you mind answering a few questions?'”“That's exactly what I was thinking,” Don laughed. “Oh, look, there's a door.”The big door on the left had a sign on it that read, “LAUNDRY” and “Staff Only”. It was a swinging door, so Don gave it a shove. On the other side was an enormous room, even by the Manor standards they were becoming used to, with row upon row of large washing machines, dryers and, off to the left, dry cleaning equipment. Moving among the machines, doing a great deal of laundry, were men and women wearing gray overall uniforms. These workers did not look at the two naked people watching them, or, in fact, at anything other than what they were presently working on. They seemed to have no interest in what they were doing or anything else going on.“Not the garden,” Tascha decided.“Nope,” Don agreed. “Still, apparently the laundry doesn't exactly get done by magic.”The next door in the corridor, labeled “CLEANING SUPPLIES”, as well as the next, “LINEN ROOM”, was securely locked. At the very end of the corridor was the only door set into the right wall. This was labeled “GREENHOUSE” and “Staff Only”, and was another big swinging door. Don gave it a shove.“Well this is just ridiculous,” Tascha said.“That's putting it mildly.”This “greenhouse” was more like a rather large orchard, with sprawling gardens thrown in for good measure, all enclosed and covered over with huge panes of transparent glass or plastic. Don could see apple trees and orange trees closest to him.“Don't these require different climates?” Tascha asked.“Yeah, I think they do,” Don nodded. “We're going to have to circumnavigate this sucker, you know.”“'Circumnavigate,' Don? We're not sailing the high seas,” Tascha chided. “But yeah, I think we need to walk around this to make sure there aren't any exits we could try. Good thing this grass is soft.”Don agreed that it did actually feel good to be walking on the grass with his bare feet. As they worked counterclockwise around the vast greenhouse, they saw more of the apparently disinterested overalled workers moving among the trees, pruning and harvesting, and working in the assorted vegetable gardens. No one paid any attention to Tascha and Don.“You know if it weren't for the zombie work force, I'd feel like we were Adam and Eve in here,” Don mused.“A Biblical reference, Don?” she chuckled. “I'm shocked and appalled.”“I like to change things up now and then.”Somewhere around halfway in their circuit, Don said, “What about the fruit anyway?”“You mean how filling it is?”“Yeah,” Don said with a frown.“More magic?”“Well, what we're calling ‘magic' for now, anyway,” he nodded. “I mean, it's one thing for candles and mirror-walls, but I'm not too happy about eating magical fruit.”“Me either, but what else are we going to do?” Tascha asked. “It's got to be the high fruit diet that's making all the men's cum taste so sweet.”“Think you've had a large enough sample to make that generalization?” Don asked with a raised eyebrow.“I'm working on it,” she laughed.“I'm quite happy to help out with your research any way I can.”“Oh, but I've sampled yours now. I need to find other subjects.”Don laughed, “Well, I can tell you this. Way back when, there was this girl I knew who had the sweetest tasting pussy. I used to say you could bottle that stuff and sell it as a beverage. Well, yours and every other pussy I've tasted here make hers taste bland in comparison. Mostly yours though.”“Flatterer,” Tascha laughed.After a bit, Don said, “Plus there's the water!”“Yes,” she nodded, “the water.”“That's not normal water,” Don said firmly.“No, it's certainly not.”“It's got to have some kind of aphrodisiac in it,” he mused.“That can't be all, though. It seems to energize me.”“And like the fruit, we only need a little of it to keep going,” observed Don. “And, I don't know about you, but I should be going through a lot of fluid since I got here.”“No, me too,” she smiled, “though I have been supplementing the water from time to time.”“OK, you're going to have to stop talking like that if you want to keep looking for the garden,” Don laughed.“Aw, now you can't take a little teasing, eh?”“Yeah, well, now that I know it's not all teasing, it's more ,  distracting.”“Suck it up, big guy,” she laughed.Don shook his head, chuckling under his breath.Soon they had completed their long walk around the greenhouse, having found no sign of an exit. As they left, Don said, “Still, a nice place for a walk.”“Yeah,” Tascha agreed. “If we can't find the garden we should come back here for a picnic.”Naturally, enough, Don imagined a naked Tascha lounging on a blanket in the middle of that orchard. Sure, the workers would be a bit of a distraction, but he could work around that.They headed back to the foyer in front of the ballroom, and then proceeded into the opposite corridor. Passing another, smaller, elevator on the left, the first doorway they came to, on the right side of the corridor, was a double pair of swinging doors that opened into a rather large lounge with subdued lighting. Against the right wall, there was a bar, with a flowing water fountain and several bowls of the magical fruit. The rest of the open area consisted of rising levels, each of which was arranged with comfortable chairs, couches, loveseats and low, sturdy tables. The uppermost level had six pool tables spaced out around it. There was actually a group of four naked people, evenly split between men and women, playing pool at one table, while on the next a woman was sprawling on her back and a man knelt at her pussy, orally servicing her. There were several groups of people engaged in various activities scattered about the lounge – here a 69, there a woman bouncing up and down on a man's lap, and there an intense three-way fondle-fest. There was, fittingly enough, lounge music playing.Don noticed that Tascha was watching the people having sex, particularly the couple on the upper level. With a mischievous smile, he asked, “Want to play a game? We could make things interesting.”Tascha laughed a bit, but seemed to seriously consider the suggestion. She shook her head and said, “Maybe later.”The next set of doors they came to was labeled, in big, fluorescent letters, “DISCO”, but these doors were locked. Then came the “THEATRE”, which, they were not surprised to find, was a huge auditorium, with nice soft chairs, and a good-sized stage with a white scrim across it so that, Don guessed, movies could be shown. Moving down one of the aisles far enough to look back and up not only confirmed his guess that the theater was equipped with a projection room, but also showed them that a few people were, again unsurprisingly, using the comfortable seats for sexual liaisons.“They must have movie nights,” Don said as they went back toward the corridor.“Probably just porn, though.”“What? No movie theater fantasies, Tascha?”“What do you mean?”“You know, having sex in a darkened movie theater. I understand lots of women, and not a few men, have them. Having sex in the dark, but where people can see them, sometimes letting anonymous people join in. Some people find that hot.”“I never thought about it before,” she shrugged. Then she smiled, “But I will now. Thanks.”At the end of the corridor was an open area; to either side, climbing upward away from the end of the corridor, were staircases; and in the wall facing back down the corridor was a pair of doors labeled “GYMNASIUM & POOL”. They stepped through these doors to see a cavernous room. There was a clear, carpeted plateau, or shelf, that ran from the door straight ahead to the far end of the chamber.On the left side of this platform, steps ran down to a large area in the center of which was a big swimming pool. The entire area around the pool was a kind of tidy garden, with benches, and piles of towels. At the far end of the pool was a waterfall that fell from near the high ceiling down over a series of stony ledges into the pool. To the left of this waterfall, in the far corner of the pool, up a set of steps leading up from the main pool was a rather large hot tub. There were three people who were swimming laps in the main pool, a couple apparently just talking in the near corner, and several people doing who-knew-what in the hot tub. On one of the benches off the pool deck proper, a woman leaned back while another knelt between her legs.On the right of their platform, up several tiers of steps, were two areas, closest to them was a state of the art gym set up, complete with weight machines, treadmills and stationary bikes. They climbed up the steps to get a better look, for now ignoring two men working out together with the free weights, the mixed set of people working on the treadmills and bikes, and the woman on her back on the one weight bench with a man between her legs fucking her vigorously. On the right wall of this area, was a neatly organized set of compartments that held various sizes of jockstraps, sports bras, slip on running and martial arts shoes, and assorted protective gear. Two nearby laundry bins collected soiled garments.To the left, or moving counterclockwise around the big chamber, was an open area with a padded mat covering the floor. Mirrors covered most of the two walls, except where a set of racks held a prodigious assortment of martial arts weapons and gear. No one was currently using this area.Then, at the end of the central aisle, directly opposite the doors they'd entered through, was a large communal shower room, complete with the now-expected generic toiletries and stacks of towels.“Quite impressive,” Tascha nodded.“Indeed,” Don smiled. “Are you sure we didn't win a lottery for a trip to the best, weirdest sex resort in the world?”“I'm sure I didn't buy a ticket in that lottery, though I'm sure you would have,” said Tascha with a wink. “Anyway, I'm pretty sure there's no place like this in the world we come from.”“You think we're in another world?”Tascha shrugged. “We're sure not in Kansas anymore. Feel like a swim?”Don looked around, then said, “Not just yet. You go ahead and I'll catch up to you in a bit.”Tascha took a step toward the pool, then spun around, came back to him and gave him a quick kiss. Then she sprang off down the steps for the pool.A bit bemused, Don headed back over to the equipment area, and quickly got what he was looking for. Wearing a black jockstrap and a pair of martial arts shoes, Don went back to the open area. After spending several minutes stretching, he began to work through some kung fu forms. It had been some time since he'd been able to work in anything like this open space, and it felt very good to work on his forms freely. After his open hand forms, he went to the equipment rack and selected a good staff, and then after that form, he returned that and got a Chinese saber. Having warmed up now, he was able to concentrate on these sword forms, his favorite. The fact that there were other people in the room, some of whom were having sex, faded away from his attention. As a result, when he finished his third sword form, it came as a bit of a surprise when someone asked, “Feel like sparring?”Don turned to see a very cute and obviously fit young black woman standing there watching him. She was several inches shorter than him, with a nice hourglass body, firm legs and full tits. Her hair was straight and black with gold highlights, and long enough to hang down halfway over her breasts. She was wearing an olive green sports bra, a pair of sparring gloves, a pair of the martial arts shoes and nothing else. She had an open faced headgear tucked her arm, and another in her hands, as well as a pair of sparring gloves.Don considered for a moment, and said, “Sure. Let me put this away.”She followed him over to the rack, and handed him the headgear first, saying, “I'm Shelonda.”“Nice to meet you Shelonda,” he smiled. “I'm Don.”She passed him the gloves, which he slipped on. She then led him out to the middle of the area.“How serious are we going to be?” Don asked.“Well, we'll see how the sparring goes,” Shelonda smiled.“Oh, I like that!” Don laughed. “How about no groin strikes, though?”“Neither of us have protection, so OK,” she agreed, “though accidents do happen.”“Let's try to avoid them, shall we?” Don began to move around Shelonda on the balls of his feet.He was about to move in, when she danced in and sent a roundhouse at his side. Don blocked this easily with one hand and pushed her off with the other. Then, Don brought his left knee up high and snapped his right leg around with a jumping roundhouse that she just barely ducked under. Don landed and skipped in to follow as she scrambled back a bit. He threw out a fast, light jab that caught her square on the forehead. Shelonda shook her head a little and danced back away from him. Don stalked after her, ready to get in close enough to catch her with a combination. She apparently thought he was a bit too close, though. Her left knee came up to her chest and her foot shot out, hitting him with a heel-thrusting kick to the gut.Don stumbled back a bit, with the air knocked out of him. Shelonda pressed her advantage, throwing a fast combination of kicks at him followed by two jabs and a hook at his head. Don had to work hard and fast, but he managed to block each attack. Tossing his right hand up and out to block the hook punch, he stepped through and jabbed hard with his left fist, catching Shelonda on the forehead again but harder than the last time. It was her turn to stumble back, and Don gave her a moment to collect herself.When she started back at him again, Don tried his jumping roundhouse kick again, which she blocked, moving to his left. She stepped in and punched him, rather hard, in the belly with her right fist. Don grunted, but only returned the favor. Shelonda's left arm was then arching down on a collision course with Don's head. He tried to bring his right arm up to block the blow, but it was slowed down by running into Shelonda's left breast. The punch connected, and Don's head was turned sharply to the left. Whether by quick thinking or by reflex from years of training, Don went with the motion, turning to the left. While his upper body was turning, his right foot crossed over in front of his left. As his torso twisted around, his left arm came up as if to guard his head, only to snap out at the last moment to catch the left side of Shelonda's headgear with a backfist blow. At the same time, his left leg hooked around her left leg and pulled it toward him. Unable to back away, she was unable to avoid the hook punch that followed the backfist, and she reeled to the side.Shelonda was obliged to turn to the right, first freeing her leg from Don and then planting it on the opposite side, away from him. This done, she was able to lash out with her right leg, side kicking straight out and connecting with Don's hip, shoving him back away.They backed off and circled, eyeing each other warily. Both of them were smiling. Abruptly Shelonda charged, taking a couple of steps and then launching a flying side kick at him. A flashy but not very practical move. She was kicking with her right leg, so Don turned to the left and stepped out of the way. Shelonda missed him and came down just past him, but Don was ready. He slipped his hand up under her left arm, and around to get hold of the back of her neck, while simultaneously getting his right arm between her thighs. His right foot was crossed in front of her left shin. Stepping forward while lifting up with his right arm and pushing down and forward with his left hand, Don threw Shelonda sprawling on the mat. Before she could get away, he swatted her bare, perfectly tight brown ass.Instead of rolling over or scrambling away, Shelonda said, “Oh!” and wiggled her butt. Laughing, Don smacked her ass again. She pushed her butt up in the air, so Don smacked it a third time. She sighed, and then pulled her head gear off. Don did the same, and pulled off his right glove. He ran his now bare hand over Shelonda's smooth and very firm butt, before smacking it yet again. Then he reached down to run his hand over her bare and dewy lips. She pushed herself back at him, like a cat stretching. He moved his fingers between her lips and probed her pussy with his fingers, and then found her clit and stroked it.She tossed her hair to the side and looked back over her shoulder at him, saying with a broad smile, “To the victor go the spoils.”Don grinned back at her and thought about this for a long moment, while his fingers continued to stroke her. Finally he said, “OK, but come with me to the pool. The victor wants to share the spoils.”“Oh, fun!” Shelonda exclaimed and quickly got up. They dropped off their soiled sparring gear, and stripped off their sweaty garments, and then headed for the pool.Don spotted Tascha over on the steps leading up to the hot tub, so he dove into the pool and swam across to her, most of the way underwater. Coming to the surface, he saw that Tascha was sitting with one arm resting on the top step, or the rim of the hot tub, watching two couples playing. As he and Shelonda swam up, she looked at him and said, “Oh, I see what's been taking you so long.” “Well, sort of,” Don said as he got to the steps and sat on one several steps lower than the one Tascha sat on. “Tascha this is Shelonda; Shelonda, Tascha. She's my spoils,” he offered as explanation.“Spoils?”“Well, you missed us fighting over there. I kicked her butt.”“And spanked it!” Shelonda said with an obviously play pout.“You brute!” Tascha laughed.“Yes, well, I won, so she says I get the spoils, so I thought we'd come join you so you could enjoy some 'spoils'.”Tascha looked over Shelonda, who was now standing on the second step up, her very fit and curvy body with its flawless brown skin glistening with water. “She's a cutie, alright,” Tascha decided. “Did you really beat up on her, Don?”“Believe me, it was a fair fight!” Don protested.“Uh huh,” Tascha said. “Come up here and give me a kiss, Shelonda. Did he tell you he was a black belt?”“No, but he didn't hurt me much,” Shelonda smiled as she came up the steps to give Tascha a long and very affectionate kiss.Tascha turned away from the hot tub to run her hands over Shelonda's body. Don watched the two beautiful women kissing with a happy smile on his face. He noticed that one of the couples in the hot tub got up and headed for the showers. Deciding to move his little party to warmer water, he started up the steps, taking hold of Shelonda's upper arm along the way. Shelonda and then Tascha followed him up and over into the steaming water.Soon the three of them were against the far side of the tub, which was big enough that there were at least two arm-lengths between them and the couple that was still playing there. Tascha and Shelonda were mostly kissing each other, and taking turns kissing, licking and sucking on the other's tits, though Don was getting to kiss each girl when she was having her tits attended to. Hands were busy under the water, and everyone had at least one hand on his or her privates at all times. After quite a bit of this, Shelonda suggested that Tascha sit up on the edge of the tub. Tascha happily complied, and soon was leaning back while the other woman went down on her.Don remembered the scene he and Tascha had seen in the secret passage that had seemed to turn her on so much, so he got out into the middle of the tub and coaxed Shelonda to stand up in the water, bent over at the waist. He got behind her, and gently, but firmly, pushed his thick cock up inside her ready pussy. He saw Tascha watching him and smiled at her. Then he began to fuck in and out of Shelonda, pushing her into Tascha with each thrust. The sound of the nearby waterfall drowned out any noises the women were making, but Tascha certainly seemed to be enjoying herself, and Shelonda was shoving back into him each time he drove into her. Holding onto the athletic girl's narrow waist, Don steadily slid in and out of the tight sheath of her pussy. He watched Tascha holding Shelonda's head to her pussy, and then heard her cry out as she came. Don smiled, thinking he had helped with that orgasm.Tascha pushed Shelonda away enough that she could slip back into the hot tub. She held Shelonda's head in her hands and kissed her, and then Don could tell she was saying something in the young woman's ear. Shelonda nodded and reached back to push him away. Once he was out, she turned to him and said, “Sit up on the edge of the tub.”Don quickly did as he was told. Tascha winked at him, and then Shelonda got up out of the tub and straddled him, her feet on the edge of the tub. Don looked up to admire her perfect ass, which she then lowered, squatting over him. She took his hard cock and put the head between her lips. Then she sank down on him. Don reached up to hold her waist and help support her, and she leaned back some, letting her feet slip into the pool and her weight rest on Don. Then Don felt Tascha's fingers brushing against the base of his cock and his balls, only to be followed by the occasional sensation of her tongue touching him as she began to lick at Shelonda's clit.The woman on top of Don reached back to lean on his chest, which enabled Don to let go of her waist and reach around to get his hands on her beautiful tits. He squeezed them and then began to pinch and pull on her nipples. Soon Shelonda was writhing on top of him, coming hard and long. When she stopped shuddering, Tascha stood up and kissed her again. Then Tascha climbed up onto the deck next to Don and said, “I like your friend.”Shelonda had gotten off Don and was now kneeling on the bench in the tub, facing them and stroking his cock. Don smiled at Tascha, and said, “She seems to like you too. Did you notice that the couple over there has been watching us?”“Oh really?” Tascha looked over her shoulder at them, then back to Don, “They're kind of cute, want me to invite them to join in?”“It's either that or back to searching for the garden,” Don said. Shelonda was now sucking on his cock.“Hum, right,” Tascha said thoughtfully. “Well, we're here, might as well make the most of it.” She twisted around and beckoned to the couple.“Well, if you feel that way, we could just get everyone here over to the mat area, and make a real orgy of it,” Don laughed.“Maybe later,” she said and gave him a quick kiss. Then she was sitting up to greet the new couple and to make introductions.Heather was a gorgeous woman with light brown skin, a cheerful smile, and long black hair hanging down her back, as well as a beautiful body with another world-class butt. Steve was a taut runner type with very light blue eyes and light hair cut very close to his scalp.Tascha slipped into the water with Heather, where the two of them got acquainted. Shelonda got up on top of Don again, but this time facing him, and Steve stood up over Don so that she could suck on his cock. As she did this, Shelonda rode back and forth on Don's body, while he reached up to fondle her tits and tease her nipples.Don could see Heather sitting up on the edge of the tub then, and knew Tascha was between her legs, but before too long the two women had made their way up onto the deck next to Don and the others where they moved into a 69, with Heather on top. Steve pulled out of Shelonda's mouth and went over to kneel behind Heather's upturned ass. While Tascha was licking at Heather's clit, Steve pushed his cock into Heather's pussy.On top of Don, Shelonda was working herself up and down on his cock as well as back and forth on his body. It wasn't long before he felt her pussy squeezing and pulling at his cock, and then she was shuddering with another orgasm. She fell forward on him, kissing his chest, and then lying there on top of him as they watched the other three playing.Steve was really plowing away into Heather, who had her face firmly lodged between Tascha's thighs. Meanwhile, Tascha was there licking and sucking at Heather while Steve's cock and balls moved right over her face. Don heard first Heather and then Tascha coming loudly over the noise of the waterfall. Then Steve was coming up inside Heather.As Don watched this with Shelonda, he got an idea and got her to let him up. When Steve pulled out of Heather, letting a long stream of cum and Heather-juice run down to Tascha's waiting mouth, Don took his place, giving a wink to Tascha, and then promptly pushing his cock into Heather's messy pussy. Heather pushed back at Don, and then lowered her face back down to Tascha's pussy and clit.Steve went over to Shelonda, who greeted him with a mouth that was eager to get him ready for more action.Don could feel Tascha licking at Heather as he fucked in and out of Heather's exceptionally hot and tight pussy. He held on to Heather's waist and fucked hard and deep into her. This time, it was Don's orgasm that set things off. He felt his balls tighten, his cock swell, and then his cum shot out of him in a long hot stream. He held still in Heather, trembling, for a long moment, and then slowly pulled out of her.As soon as Don was clear, Tascha pulled Heather down further, so she could get her mouth on the woman's cum-filled pussy. In another moment, Tascha was shaking and moaning while she kept licking and sucking cum out of Heather, all of which sent Heather over the edge again.Don sat back on his haunches, inordinately pleased with himself. Tascha and Heather were lying in a pile, with Tascha still sucking cum, and Steve had Shelonda on her back with his cock sliding in and out of her pussy. Finally, Tascha let Heather go, and the two women disentangled themselves. Heather grinned at Don, who waved back at her, and then crawled over to make out with Shelonda while Steve kept at it.Don leaned down over Tascha and said, “If you're quite through, perhaps we should hit the showers and get back to work.”To be continued.By BradentonLarry for Literotica

Steamy Stories Podcast
The Manor: Gymnasium

Steamy Stories Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022


The Manor: Gymnasium - Don & Tascha explore the gym, including the pool & hot tub. (ch. 11)By BradentonLarry.   Listen to the Podcast at Steamy Stories. Don and Tascha came out of the ballroom into the foyer with the winding staircase.“OK, so the Player was supposed to help us find the garden, but, obviously he's not here,” Don said, thinking out loud.“Obviously,” Tascha smirked. “So we'll have to find it ourselves.”“Or try to until we stumble upon the Player again,” Don said, looking around. “OK, so the stairs go back up to where we started off, and that corridor leads to the Lord's and Lady's bedrooms. I didn't see any side passages along that way, did you?”“No; so back up the stairs or one of these other two corridors,” Tascha said. The foyer was basically a square, with the ballroom on one side, the Lord's and Lady's corridor on the opposite side, and a corridor on either of the other two sides. The circular staircase came down in the corner to the right of the ballroom entrance, from where they stood with the ballroom at their backs.“There might be secret passages, of course,” Don said, “but worrying about that seems likely to slow us down a lot.”“Right,” Tascha nodded. “If we can't find the garden, or the Player, by trying regular doors, we can always start looking for secret ones.”“OK, so the stairs stop here, so for now we're as low in the Manor as we can get. Anything wrong with us starting at the bottom and working our way up?”“It doesn't seem likely that the door to the garden would be on the top floor, so no.”“I don't suppose you've got a ball of magic string on you,” he smiled.“Nope,” she laughed. “We're on our own here, Theseus.”“Let's hope there's no minotaur. Come along, Ariadne.” Don started off toward the right corridor. They passed a big freight elevator on the right, which indicated that this floor was as far down as it went, and that it went as high as the fifth floor.“So, I found out that something happened to the previous Lord,” Tascha said, walking next to him. “This one doesn't know what, only that the Lady selected him to be the new one.”“Hum,” Don said. “And the Lady doesn't remember anything other than being here, and, apparently as an adult. I didn't think to ask her how she became the Lady, but Deidre said she wasn't in training to be her replacement.”“We do seem to be the only people around here who remember anything other than life in the Manor,” Tascha observed.“Maybe we should start making a point of asking people if they remember anything before they were here.”“Yeah, I can see you now, ‘Miss, before you suck my cock, would you mind answering a few questions?'”“That's exactly what I was thinking,” Don laughed. “Oh, look, there's a door.”The big door on the left had a sign on it that read, “LAUNDRY” and “Staff Only”. It was a swinging door, so Don gave it a shove. On the other side was an enormous room, even by the Manor standards they were becoming used to, with row upon row of large washing machines, dryers and, off to the left, dry cleaning equipment. Moving among the machines, doing a great deal of laundry, were men and women wearing gray overall uniforms. These workers did not look at the two naked people watching them, or, in fact, at anything other than what they were presently working on. They seemed to have no interest in what they were doing or anything else going on.“Not the garden,” Tascha decided.“Nope,” Don agreed. “Still, apparently the laundry doesn't exactly get done by magic.”The next door in the corridor, labeled “CLEANING SUPPLIES”, as well as the next, “LINEN ROOM”, was securely locked. At the very end of the corridor was the only door set into the right wall. This was labeled “GREENHOUSE” and “Staff Only”, and was another big swinging door. Don gave it a shove.“Well this is just ridiculous,” Tascha said.“That's putting it mildly.”This “greenhouse” was more like a rather large orchard, with sprawling gardens thrown in for good measure, all enclosed and covered over with huge panes of transparent glass or plastic. Don could see apple trees and orange trees closest to him.“Don't these require different climates?” Tascha asked.“Yeah, I think they do,” Don nodded. “We're going to have to circumnavigate this sucker, you know.”“'Circumnavigate,' Don? We're not sailing the high seas,” Tascha chided. “But yeah, I think we need to walk around this to make sure there aren't any exits we could try. Good thing this grass is soft.”Don agreed that it did actually feel good to be walking on the grass with his bare feet. As they worked counterclockwise around the vast greenhouse, they saw more of the apparently disinterested overalled workers moving among the trees, pruning and harvesting, and working in the assorted vegetable gardens. No one paid any attention to Tascha and Don.“You know if it weren't for the zombie work force, I'd feel like we were Adam and Eve in here,” Don mused.“A Biblical reference, Don?” she chuckled. “I'm shocked and appalled.”“I like to change things up now and then.”Somewhere around halfway in their circuit, Don said, “What about the fruit anyway?”“You mean how filling it is?”“Yeah,” Don said with a frown.“More magic?”“Well, what we're calling ‘magic' for now, anyway,” he nodded. “I mean, it's one thing for candles and mirror-walls, but I'm not too happy about eating magical fruit.”“Me either, but what else are we going to do?” Tascha asked. “It's got to be the high fruit diet that's making all the men's cum taste so sweet.”“Think you've had a large enough sample to make that generalization?” Don asked with a raised eyebrow.“I'm working on it,” she laughed.“I'm quite happy to help out with your research any way I can.”“Oh, but I've sampled yours now. I need to find other subjects.”Don laughed, “Well, I can tell you this. Way back when, there was this girl I knew who had the sweetest tasting pussy. I used to say you could bottle that stuff and sell it as a beverage. Well, yours and every other pussy I've tasted here make hers taste bland in comparison. Mostly yours though.”“Flatterer,” Tascha laughed.After a bit, Don said, “Plus there's the water!”“Yes,” she nodded, “the water.”“That's not normal water,” Don said firmly.“No, it's certainly not.”“It's got to have some kind of aphrodisiac in it,” he mused.“That can't be all, though. It seems to energize me.”“And like the fruit, we only need a little of it to keep going,” observed Don. “And, I don't know about you, but I should be going through a lot of fluid since I got here.”“No, me too,” she smiled, “though I have been supplementing the water from time to time.”“OK, you're going to have to stop talking like that if you want to keep looking for the garden,” Don laughed.“Aw, now you can't take a little teasing, eh?”“Yeah, well, now that I know it's not all teasing, it's more ,  distracting.”“Suck it up, big guy,” she laughed.Don shook his head, chuckling under his breath.Soon they had completed their long walk around the greenhouse, having found no sign of an exit. As they left, Don said, “Still, a nice place for a walk.”“Yeah,” Tascha agreed. “If we can't find the garden we should come back here for a picnic.”Naturally, enough, Don imagined a naked Tascha lounging on a blanket in the middle of that orchard. Sure, the workers would be a bit of a distraction, but he could work around that.They headed back to the foyer in front of the ballroom, and then proceeded into the opposite corridor. Passing another, smaller, elevator on the left, the first doorway they came to, on the right side of the corridor, was a double pair of swinging doors that opened into a rather large lounge with subdued lighting. Against the right wall, there was a bar, with a flowing water fountain and several bowls of the magical fruit. The rest of the open area consisted of rising levels, each of which was arranged with comfortable chairs, couches, loveseats and low, sturdy tables. The uppermost level had six pool tables spaced out around it. There was actually a group of four naked people, evenly split between men and women, playing pool at one table, while on the next a woman was sprawling on her back and a man knelt at her pussy, orally servicing her. There were several groups of people engaged in various activities scattered about the lounge – here a 69, there a woman bouncing up and down on a man's lap, and there an intense three-way fondle-fest. There was, fittingly enough, lounge music playing.Don noticed that Tascha was watching the people having sex, particularly the couple on the upper level. With a mischievous smile, he asked, “Want to play a game? We could make things interesting.”Tascha laughed a bit, but seemed to seriously consider the suggestion. She shook her head and said, “Maybe later.”The next set of doors they came to was labeled, in big, fluorescent letters, “DISCO”, but these doors were locked. Then came the “THEATRE”, which, they were not surprised to find, was a huge auditorium, with nice soft chairs, and a good-sized stage with a white scrim across it so that, Don guessed, movies could be shown. Moving down one of the aisles far enough to look back and up not only confirmed his guess that the theater was equipped with a projection room, but also showed them that a few people were, again unsurprisingly, using the comfortable seats for sexual liaisons.“They must have movie nights,” Don said as they went back toward the corridor.“Probably just porn, though.”“What? No movie theater fantasies, Tascha?”“What do you mean?”“You know, having sex in a darkened movie theater. I understand lots of women, and not a few men, have them. Having sex in the dark, but where people can see them, sometimes letting anonymous people join in. Some people find that hot.”“I never thought about it before,” she shrugged. Then she smiled, “But I will now. Thanks.”At the end of the corridor was an open area; to either side, climbing upward away from the end of the corridor, were staircases; and in the wall facing back down the corridor was a pair of doors labeled “GYMNASIUM & POOL”. They stepped through these doors to see a cavernous room. There was a clear, carpeted plateau, or shelf, that ran from the door straight ahead to the far end of the chamber.On the left side of this platform, steps ran down to a large area in the center of which was a big swimming pool. The entire area around the pool was a kind of tidy garden, with benches, and piles of towels. At the far end of the pool was a waterfall that fell from near the high ceiling down over a series of stony ledges into the pool. To the left of this waterfall, in the far corner of the pool, up a set of steps leading up from the main pool was a rather large hot tub. There were three people who were swimming laps in the main pool, a couple apparently just talking in the near corner, and several people doing who-knew-what in the hot tub. On one of the benches off the pool deck proper, a woman leaned back while another knelt between her legs.On the right of their platform, up several tiers of steps, were two areas, closest to them was a state of the art gym set up, complete with weight machines, treadmills and stationary bikes. They climbed up the steps to get a better look, for now ignoring two men working out together with the free weights, the mixed set of people working on the treadmills and bikes, and the woman on her back on the one weight bench with a man between her legs fucking her vigorously. On the right wall of this area, was a neatly organized set of compartments that held various sizes of jockstraps, sports bras, slip on running and martial arts shoes, and assorted protective gear. Two nearby laundry bins collected soiled garments.To the left, or moving counterclockwise around the big chamber, was an open area with a padded mat covering the floor. Mirrors covered most of the two walls, except where a set of racks held a prodigious assortment of martial arts weapons and gear. No one was currently using this area.Then, at the end of the central aisle, directly opposite the doors they'd entered through, was a large communal shower room, complete with the now-expected generic toiletries and stacks of towels.“Quite impressive,” Tascha nodded.“Indeed,” Don smiled. “Are you sure we didn't win a lottery for a trip to the best, weirdest sex resort in the world?”“I'm sure I didn't buy a ticket in that lottery, though I'm sure you would have,” said Tascha with a wink. “Anyway, I'm pretty sure there's no place like this in the world we come from.”“You think we're in another world?”Tascha shrugged. “We're sure not in Kansas anymore. Feel like a swim?”Don looked around, then said, “Not just yet. You go ahead and I'll catch up to you in a bit.”Tascha took a step toward the pool, then spun around, came back to him and gave him a quick kiss. Then she sprang off down the steps for the pool.A bit bemused, Don headed back over to the equipment area, and quickly got what he was looking for. Wearing a black jockstrap and a pair of martial arts shoes, Don went back to the open area. After spending several minutes stretching, he began to work through some kung fu forms. It had been some time since he'd been able to work in anything like this open space, and it felt very good to work on his forms freely. After his open hand forms, he went to the equipment rack and selected a good staff, and then after that form, he returned that and got a Chinese saber. Having warmed up now, he was able to concentrate on these sword forms, his favorite. The fact that there were other people in the room, some of whom were having sex, faded away from his attention. As a result, when he finished his third sword form, it came as a bit of a surprise when someone asked, “Feel like sparring?”Don turned to see a very cute and obviously fit young black woman standing there watching him. She was several inches shorter than him, with a nice hourglass body, firm legs and full tits. Her hair was straight and black with gold highlights, and long enough to hang down halfway over her breasts. She was wearing an olive green sports bra, a pair of sparring gloves, a pair of the martial arts shoes and nothing else. She had an open faced headgear tucked her arm, and another in her hands, as well as a pair of sparring gloves.Don considered for a moment, and said, “Sure. Let me put this away.”She followed him over to the rack, and handed him the headgear first, saying, “I'm Shelonda.”“Nice to meet you Shelonda,” he smiled. “I'm Don.”She passed him the gloves, which he slipped on. She then led him out to the middle of the area.“How serious are we going to be?” Don asked.“Well, we'll see how the sparring goes,” Shelonda smiled.“Oh, I like that!” Don laughed. “How about no groin strikes, though?”“Neither of us have protection, so OK,” she agreed, “though accidents do happen.”“Let's try to avoid them, shall we?” Don began to move around Shelonda on the balls of his feet.He was about to move in, when she danced in and sent a roundhouse at his side. Don blocked this easily with one hand and pushed her off with the other. Then, Don brought his left knee up high and snapped his right leg around with a jumping roundhouse that she just barely ducked under. Don landed and skipped in to follow as she scrambled back a bit. He threw out a fast, light jab that caught her square on the forehead. Shelonda shook her head a little and danced back away from him. Don stalked after her, ready to get in close enough to catch her with a combination. She apparently thought he was a bit too close, though. Her left knee came up to her chest and her foot shot out, hitting him with a heel-thrusting kick to the gut.Don stumbled back a bit, with the air knocked out of him. Shelonda pressed her advantage, throwing a fast combination of kicks at him followed by two jabs and a hook at his head. Don had to work hard and fast, but he managed to block each attack. Tossing his right hand up and out to block the hook punch, he stepped through and jabbed hard with his left fist, catching Shelonda on the forehead again but harder than the last time. It was her turn to stumble back, and Don gave her a moment to collect herself.When she started back at him again, Don tried his jumping roundhouse kick again, which she blocked, moving to his left. She stepped in and punched him, rather hard, in the belly with her right fist. Don grunted, but only returned the favor. Shelonda's left arm was then arching down on a collision course with Don's head. He tried to bring his right arm up to block the blow, but it was slowed down by running into Shelonda's left breast. The punch connected, and Don's head was turned sharply to the left. Whether by quick thinking or by reflex from years of training, Don went with the motion, turning to the left. While his upper body was turning, his right foot crossed over in front of his left. As his torso twisted around, his left arm came up as if to guard his head, only to snap out at the last moment to catch the left side of Shelonda's headgear with a backfist blow. At the same time, his left leg hooked around her left leg and pulled it toward him. Unable to back away, she was unable to avoid the hook punch that followed the backfist, and she reeled to the side.Shelonda was obliged to turn to the right, first freeing her leg from Don and then planting it on the opposite side, away from him. This done, she was able to lash out with her right leg, side kicking straight out and connecting with Don's hip, shoving him back away.They backed off and circled, eyeing each other warily. Both of them were smiling. Abruptly Shelonda charged, taking a couple of steps and then launching a flying side kick at him. A flashy but not very practical move. She was kicking with her right leg, so Don turned to the left and stepped out of the way. Shelonda missed him and came down just past him, but Don was ready. He slipped his hand up under her left arm, and around to get hold of the back of her neck, while simultaneously getting his right arm between her thighs. His right foot was crossed in front of her left shin. Stepping forward while lifting up with his right arm and pushing down and forward with his left hand, Don threw Shelonda sprawling on the mat. Before she could get away, he swatted her bare, perfectly tight brown ass.Instead of rolling over or scrambling away, Shelonda said, “Oh!” and wiggled her butt. Laughing, Don smacked her ass again. She pushed her butt up in the air, so Don smacked it a third time. She sighed, and then pulled her head gear off. Don did the same, and pulled off his right glove. He ran his now bare hand over Shelonda's smooth and very firm butt, before smacking it yet again. Then he reached down to run his hand over her bare and dewy lips. She pushed herself back at him, like a cat stretching. He moved his fingers between her lips and probed her pussy with his fingers, and then found her clit and stroked it.She tossed her hair to the side and looked back over her shoulder at him, saying with a broad smile, “To the victor go the spoils.”Don grinned back at her and thought about this for a long moment, while his fingers continued to stroke her. Finally he said, “OK, but come with me to the pool. The victor wants to share the spoils.”“Oh, fun!” Shelonda exclaimed and quickly got up. They dropped off their soiled sparring gear, and stripped off their sweaty garments, and then headed for the pool.Don spotted Tascha over on the steps leading up to the hot tub, so he dove into the pool and swam across to her, most of the way underwater. Coming to the surface, he saw that Tascha was sitting with one arm resting on the top step, or the rim of the hot tub, watching two couples playing. As he and Shelonda swam up, she looked at him and said, “Oh, I see what's been taking you so long.” “Well, sort of,” Don said as he got to the steps and sat on one several steps lower than the one Tascha sat on. “Tascha this is Shelonda; Shelonda, Tascha. She's my spoils,” he offered as explanation.“Spoils?”“Well, you missed us fighting over there. I kicked her butt.”“And spanked it!” Shelonda said with an obviously play pout.“You brute!” Tascha laughed.“Yes, well, I won, so she says I get the spoils, so I thought we'd come join you so you could enjoy some 'spoils'.”Tascha looked over Shelonda, who was now standing on the second step up, her very fit and curvy body with its flawless brown skin glistening with water. “She's a cutie, alright,” Tascha decided. “Did you really beat up on her, Don?”“Believe me, it was a fair fight!” Don protested.“Uh huh,” Tascha said. “Come up here and give me a kiss, Shelonda. Did he tell you he was a black belt?”“No, but he didn't hurt me much,” Shelonda smiled as she came up the steps to give Tascha a long and very affectionate kiss.Tascha turned away from the hot tub to run her hands over Shelonda's body. Don watched the two beautiful women kissing with a happy smile on his face. He noticed that one of the couples in the hot tub got up and headed for the showers. Deciding to move his little party to warmer water, he started up the steps, taking hold of Shelonda's upper arm along the way. Shelonda and then Tascha followed him up and over into the steaming water.Soon the three of them were against the far side of the tub, which was big enough that there were at least two arm-lengths between them and the couple that was still playing there. Tascha and Shelonda were mostly kissing each other, and taking turns kissing, licking and sucking on the other's tits, though Don was getting to kiss each girl when she was having her tits attended to. Hands were busy under the water, and everyone had at least one hand on his or her privates at all times. After quite a bit of this, Shelonda suggested that Tascha sit up on the edge of the tub. Tascha happily complied, and soon was leaning back while the other woman went down on her.Don remembered the scene he and Tascha had seen in the secret passage that had seemed to turn her on so much, so he got out into the middle of the tub and coaxed Shelonda to stand up in the water, bent over at the waist. He got behind her, and gently, but firmly, pushed his thick cock up inside her ready pussy. He saw Tascha watching him and smiled at her. Then he began to fuck in and out of Shelonda, pushing her into Tascha with each thrust. The sound of the nearby waterfall drowned out any noises the women were making, but Tascha certainly seemed to be enjoying herself, and Shelonda was shoving back into him each time he drove into her. Holding onto the athletic girl's narrow waist, Don steadily slid in and out of the tight sheath of her pussy. He watched Tascha holding Shelonda's head to her pussy, and then heard her cry out as she came. Don smiled, thinking he had helped with that orgasm.Tascha pushed Shelonda away enough that she could slip back into the hot tub. She held Shelonda's head in her hands and kissed her, and then Don could tell she was saying something in the young woman's ear. Shelonda nodded and reached back to push him away. Once he was out, she turned to him and said, “Sit up on the edge of the tub.”Don quickly did as he was told. Tascha winked at him, and then Shelonda got up out of the tub and straddled him, her feet on the edge of the tub. Don looked up to admire her perfect ass, which she then lowered, squatting over him. She took his hard cock and put the head between her lips. Then she sank down on him. Don reached up to hold her waist and help support her, and she leaned back some, letting her feet slip into the pool and her weight rest on Don. Then Don felt Tascha's fingers brushing against the base of his cock and his balls, only to be followed by the occasional sensation of her tongue touching him as she began to lick at Shelonda's clit.The woman on top of Don reached back to lean on his chest, which enabled Don to let go of her waist and reach around to get his hands on her beautiful tits. He squeezed them and then began to pinch and pull on her nipples. Soon Shelonda was writhing on top of him, coming hard and long. When she stopped shuddering, Tascha stood up and kissed her again. Then Tascha climbed up onto the deck next to Don and said, “I like your friend.”Shelonda had gotten off Don and was now kneeling on the bench in the tub, facing them and stroking his cock. Don smiled at Tascha, and said, “She seems to like you too. Did you notice that the couple over there has been watching us?”“Oh really?” Tascha looked over her shoulder at them, then back to Don, “They're kind of cute, want me to invite them to join in?”“It's either that or back to searching for the garden,” Don said. Shelonda was now sucking on his cock.“Hum, right,” Tascha said thoughtfully. “Well, we're here, might as well make the most of it.” She twisted around and beckoned to the couple.“Well, if you feel that way, we could just get everyone here over to the mat area, and make a real orgy of it,” Don laughed.“Maybe later,” she said and gave him a quick kiss. Then she was sitting up to greet the new couple and to make introductions.Heather was a gorgeous woman with light brown skin, a cheerful smile, and long black hair hanging down her back, as well as a beautiful body with another world-class butt. Steve was a taut runner type with very light blue eyes and light hair cut very close to his scalp.Tascha slipped into the water with Heather, where the two of them got acquainted. Shelonda got up on top of Don again, but this time facing him, and Steve stood up over Don so that she could suck on his cock. As she did this, Shelonda rode back and forth on Don's body, while he reached up to fondle her tits and tease her nipples.Don could see Heather sitting up on the edge of the tub then, and knew Tascha was between her legs, but before too long the two women had made their way up onto the deck next to Don and the others where they moved into a 69, with Heather on top. Steve pulled out of Shelonda's mouth and went over to kneel behind Heather's upturned ass. While Tascha was licking at Heather's clit, Steve pushed his cock into Heather's pussy.On top of Don, Shelonda was working herself up and down on his cock as well as back and forth on his body. It wasn't long before he felt her pussy squeezing and pulling at his cock, and then she was shuddering with another orgasm. She fell forward on him, kissing his chest, and then lying there on top of him as they watched the other three playing.Steve was really plowing away into Heather, who had her face firmly lodged between Tascha's thighs. Meanwhile, Tascha was there licking and sucking at Heather while Steve's cock and balls moved right over her face. Don heard first Heather and then Tascha coming loudly over the noise of the waterfall. Then Steve was coming up inside Heather.As Don watched this with Shelonda, he got an idea and got her to let him up. When Steve pulled out of Heather, letting a long stream of cum and Heather-juice run down to Tascha's waiting mouth, Don took his place, giving a wink to Tascha, and then promptly pushing his cock into Heather's messy pussy. Heather pushed back at Don, and then lowered her face back down to Tascha's pussy and clit.Steve went over to Shelonda, who greeted him with a mouth that was eager to get him ready for more action.Don could feel Tascha licking at Heather as he fucked in and out of Heather's exceptionally hot and tight pussy. He held on to Heather's waist and fucked hard and deep into her. This time, it was Don's orgasm that set things off. He felt his balls tighten, his cock swell, and then his cum shot out of him in a long hot stream. He held still in Heather, trembling, for a long moment, and then slowly pulled out of her.As soon as Don was clear, Tascha pulled Heather down further, so she could get her mouth on the woman's cum-filled pussy. In another moment, Tascha was shaking and moaning while she kept licking and sucking cum out of Heather, all of which sent Heather over the edge again.Don sat back on his haunches, inordinately pleased with himself. Tascha and Heather were lying in a pile, with Tascha still sucking cum, and Steve had Shelonda on her back with his cock sliding in and out of her pussy. Finally, Tascha let Heather go, and the two women disentangled themselves. Heather grinned at Don, who waved back at her, and then crawled over to make out with Shelonda while Steve kept at it.Don leaned down over Tascha and said, “If you're quite through, perhaps we should hit the showers and get back to work.”To be continued.By BradentonLarry for Literotica

Casting Through Ancient Greece
Teaser: The Mythic Origins of Athens

Casting Through Ancient Greece

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 7:16


This is a teaser of the bonus episode, The Mythic Origins of Athens, found over on Patreon.We now turn to focus on the origins and development of Athens through what is found in Myth. This will see us encountering a time when the mortal world and the divine interacted. Here two of the Olympian gods would compete to become the Patreon god of what would become Athens. We will then look at how the developments of Athens would be explained once the city had been established, which would focus on the stories revolving around the hero Theseus. If you would like to hear more and support the series click on the Patreon link at the bottom of the page or you can head to my website to discover other ways to support the series, HereNew bonus episodes come out in the first week of every month, Support the show

Nerdy Legion Podcast Network
COMIC TALK TODAY: COMIC TALK TODAY COMIC TALK HEADLINES FOR AUG 31ST, 2022 | FOLLOWING UP ON THE FOLLOW UPS

Nerdy Legion Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 79:55


It's time for the Comic Talk Headlines with Generally Nerdy! We have a slew of season renewals, Batman is getting a second life, Netflix might be too, Rian Johnson's Star Wars Trilogy rears it's head again. All that and MORE!Tune in Wednesdays for the regular show and Saturdays for the re-post of the Friday night LIVE SHOW. Plus, don't forget to subscribe for more fresh content.  TV/StreamingFollow-ups/CorrectionsHouse of the Dragon - Renewed for a second season based solely on episode one numbers. https://nerdist.com/article/hbo-renews-house-of-the-dragon-for-season-2-game-of-thrones-prequel-returning-release-date-casting/ Netflix - $7-9 a month for ad tier, 4 min of ads every hour and maybe no ads during Netflix originalsBatman: Caped Crusader - “multiple streamers” interested in picking up the Bruce Timm and Matt Reeves animated series.  https://view.email.hollywoodreporter.com/?qs=0d80548a12b2cf310293df51e9458a75c24bbc55ab91cf0c38bf24832c685fd9e142d8b944dbd289324554999d04f2871b31fa8baef177076357693c1bfd3059162e5c8d512d976d Echo - wrapped on principle Twisted Metal - Season 1 on Showtime has wrapped on principle.Dark Matter - Blake Crouch's novel being adapted by Apple TV+ has cast their lead with Joel Edgerton https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/joel-edgerton-dark-matter-blake-crouch-apple-series-1235217966/ Bad Batch - Season 2 sept 28?? https://wegotthiscovered.com/tv/star-wars-the-bad-batch-season-2-release-date-revealed-in-hilarious-fashion/ Harley Quinn - Renewed for a 4th season.TrailersYellowstone S5 - https://youtu.be/G_ptYWWgjNw Nov 13BlockbusterNew Netflix series that launches on Nov 3. 10 30 minute episodes about the last store in the franchise starring Randall Park and Melissa Fumero.https://nerdist.com/article/netflix-blockbuster-series-randall-park-melissa-fumero-first-look-photo-comedy/ KaosNew Netflix movie about Greek mythology. Set to star Jeff Goldblum as Zeus.A darkly comedic and contemporary reimagining of Greek mythology, exploring themes of gender politics, power, and life in the underworld.Janet McTeer as Hera; Cliff Curtis as Poseidon; David Thewlis as Hades, Killian Scott as Orpheus,Debi Mazer will play Medusa and Daniel Lawrence Taylor will play the hero Theseus, Misia Butler, Leila Farzad, Nabhaan Rizwan, Rakie Ayola, Aurora Perrineau, and Stanley Townsend have also joined the series. Doctor Who‘s Billie Piper will appear in a cameo.https://deadline.com/2022/06/hugh-grant-janet-mcteer-cliff-curtis-more-join-netflix-series-kaos-1235053456/ SuggestsHarley season 3MoviesFollow-ups/CorrectionsThe Crow - Danny Huston joining Bill Skaarsgard on the cast. Director Rupert Sanders deep into pre-production .https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/danny-huston-the-crow-bill-skarsgard-1235203490/ Fantastic Four - Matt Shakman to direct, and he will NOT be directing Star Trek 4 anymore. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/fantastic-four-marvel-director-2024-movie-1235162665/ Pinnocchio - Guillermo del Toro's version of the story, on Netflix, now has a December 9th release. Theatrical release has no date as of yet. https://nerdist.com/article/everything-we-know-about-guillermo-del-toros-pinocchio/ Red Sonja - New lead Matilda Lutz. Principal photography has begun in Bulgaria with plans to head to Greece soon. https://nerdist.com/article/red-sonja-movie-begins-production-after-delays-new-lead-matilda-lutz-mj-bassett/ Star Trek 4 - BACK ON TRACK! Josh Friedman and Cameron Squires will write the script. https://deadline.com/2022/02/star-trek-new-film-late-2022-production-start-chris-pine-matt-shakman-paramount-1234934160/ Munsters - Sept 27th on Netflix.Rian Johnson Star Wars - The filmmaker claims that he is still in talks and working out scheduling for the scheduling.TrailersWeird Al - Rain Wilson as Dr Demento is PERFECT! https://youtu.be/RyYZOtAxYKY Terrifier 2 - https://youtu.be/6KkONLf_ZKU Oct 6Hellraiser - https://youtu.be/c2kU2-Tpsbs TEASE Oct 7 HuluWinnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey - https://youtu.be/W3E74j_xFtg still no proper release dateSuggestsEvent HorizonRumor MillConfirmations/RefutationsEA - Amazon NOT bidding on the gaming producer.New SourcesSuperman - Henry Cavill returning, rumors of him signing with Marvel seem to have been to force Zaslav's hand.Justice LeagueWith Dan Lin seemingly becoming the WB answer to Kevin Feige, a new Justice League movie with the snyder actors is on the lips of all the fans and leakers.Fantastic FourEvan Peters will be returning as a “different” character.~Rege-Jean Page and Seth Rogen as Mr. Fantastic and The Things respectivelyChris EvansMCU is set to return for at least one more movie… Secret Wars? ~planning on “ruining” the Captain America character because of Trump…She-HulkTo introduce Deadpool to the MCU??You can support this show by visiting our merch store, or by leaving us an Apple Podcasts review.

Comic Talk Today
COMIC TALK TODAY COMIC TALK HEADLINES FOR AUG 31st, 2022 | Following up on the Follow ups

Comic Talk Today

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 79:55


It's time for the Comic Talk Headlines with Generally Nerdy! We have a slew of season renewals, Batman is getting a second life, Netflix might be too, Rian Johnson's Star Wars Trilogy rears it's head again. All that and MORE!Tune in Wednesdays for the regular show and Saturdays for the re-post of the Friday night LIVE SHOW. Plus, don't forget to subscribe for more fresh content.  TV/StreamingFollow-ups/CorrectionsHouse of the Dragon - Renewed for a second season based solely on episode one numbers. https://nerdist.com/article/hbo-renews-house-of-the-dragon-for-season-2-game-of-thrones-prequel-returning-release-date-casting/ Netflix - $7-9 a month for ad tier, 4 min of ads every hour and maybe no ads during Netflix originalsBatman: Caped Crusader - “multiple streamers” interested in picking up the Bruce Timm and Matt Reeves animated series.  https://view.email.hollywoodreporter.com/?qs=0d80548a12b2cf310293df51e9458a75c24bbc55ab91cf0c38bf24832c685fd9e142d8b944dbd289324554999d04f2871b31fa8baef177076357693c1bfd3059162e5c8d512d976d Echo - wrapped on principle Twisted Metal - Season 1 on Showtime has wrapped on principle.Dark Matter - Blake Crouch's novel being adapted by Apple TV+ has cast their lead with Joel Edgerton https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/joel-edgerton-dark-matter-blake-crouch-apple-series-1235217966/ Bad Batch - Season 2 sept 28?? https://wegotthiscovered.com/tv/star-wars-the-bad-batch-season-2-release-date-revealed-in-hilarious-fashion/ Harley Quinn - Renewed for a 4th season.TrailersYellowstone S5 - https://youtu.be/G_ptYWWgjNw Nov 13BlockbusterNew Netflix series that launches on Nov 3. 10 30 minute episodes about the last store in the franchise starring Randall Park and Melissa Fumero.https://nerdist.com/article/netflix-blockbuster-series-randall-park-melissa-fumero-first-look-photo-comedy/ KaosNew Netflix movie about Greek mythology. Set to star Jeff Goldblum as Zeus.A darkly comedic and contemporary reimagining of Greek mythology, exploring themes of gender politics, power, and life in the underworld.Janet McTeer as Hera; Cliff Curtis as Poseidon; David Thewlis as Hades, Killian Scott as Orpheus,Debi Mazer will play Medusa and Daniel Lawrence Taylor will play the hero Theseus, Misia Butler, Leila Farzad, Nabhaan Rizwan, Rakie Ayola, Aurora Perrineau, and Stanley Townsend have also joined the series. Doctor Who‘s Billie Piper will appear in a cameo.https://deadline.com/2022/06/hugh-grant-janet-mcteer-cliff-curtis-more-join-netflix-series-kaos-1235053456/ SuggestsHarley season 3MoviesFollow-ups/CorrectionsThe Crow - Danny Huston joining Bill Skaarsgard on the cast. Director Rupert Sanders deep into pre-production .https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/danny-huston-the-crow-bill-skarsgard-1235203490/ Fantastic Four - Matt Shakman to direct, and he will NOT be directing Star Trek 4 anymore. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/fantastic-four-marvel-director-2024-movie-1235162665/ Pinnocchio - Guillermo del Toro's version of the story, on Netflix, now has a December 9th release. Theatrical release has no date as of yet. https://nerdist.com/article/everything-we-know-about-guillermo-del-toros-pinocchio/ Red Sonja - New lead Matilda Lutz. Principal photography has begun in Bulgaria with plans to head to Greece soon. https://nerdist.com/article/red-sonja-movie-begins-production-after-delays-new-lead-matilda-lutz-mj-bassett/ Star Trek 4 - BACK ON TRACK! Josh Friedman and Cameron Squires will write the script. https://deadline.com/2022/02/star-trek-new-film-late-2022-production-start-chris-pine-matt-shakman-paramount-1234934160/ Munsters - Sept 27th on Netflix.Rian Johnson Star Wars - The filmmaker claims that he is still in talks and working out scheduling for the scheduling.TrailersWeird Al - Rain Wilson as Dr Demento is PERFECT! https://youtu.be/RyYZOtAxYKY Terrifier 2 - https://youtu.be/6KkONLf_ZKU Oct 6Hellraiser - https://youtu.be/c2kU2-Tpsbs TEASE Oct 7 HuluWinnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey - https://youtu.be/W3E74j_xFtg still no proper release dateSuggestsEvent HorizonRumor MillConfirmations/RefutationsEA - Amazon NOT bidding on the gaming producer.New SourcesSuperman - Henry Cavill returning, rumors of him signing with Marvel seem to have been to force Zaslav's hand.Justice LeagueWith Dan Lin seemingly becoming the WB answer to Kevin Feige, a new Justice League movie with the snyder actors is on the lips of all the fans and leakers.Fantastic FourEvan Peters will be returning as a “different” character.~Rege-Jean Page and Seth Rogen as Mr. Fantastic and The Things respectivelyChris EvansMCU is set to return for at least one more movie… Secret Wars? ~planning on “ruining” the Captain America character because of Trump…She-HulkTo introduce Deadpool to the MCU??You can support this show by visiting our merch store, or by leaving us an Apple Podcasts review.

Prophecy Radio: A Percy Jackson Podcast
Episode #47 - Party-Hopping

Prophecy Radio: A Percy Jackson Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 61:52


Prophecy Radio episode #47 does a Deep Dive on the god Dionysus, exploring the origins of his myth and the role he plays in the Percy Jackson series. Karen and Kristen also tackle all the latest news, including the announcement of a brand-new author joining the Rick Riordan Presents imprint, as well as discuss Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian chapter 2. New episodes of Prophecy Radio air weekly, and all ages are welcome to tune in. News and Updates (00:01:02) We've got another OTP Timelines article from Read Riordan, and this time it's about Frank and Hazel. We also get a chance to meet Boulder from Serwa Boateng's Guide to Vampire Hunting—not to be confused with the Boulder from ATLA. P.S. Don't forget to check out the ReWatchable podcast and look for our Avatar: The Last Airbender round. Also, happy birthday to Roseanne A. Brown!! HUGE congratulations to Sajni Patel for joining the Rick Riordan Presents family with A Drop of Venom. It's wins all around as Carlos Hernandez joins the Marvel comics family, too! Deep Dive: Dionysus (00:10:13) It's time to meet Dionysus—or, as he might be better known, Bacchus. As is the case with a few of the other gods, Bacchus' birth was…interesting. We also discuss the fact that Dionysus was known as Bacchus to both the Greeks AND the Romans. Unfortunately for Bacchus' aunt and uncle, Hera found out where they were, and it did NOT end well. Does she have any morals? Any regrets?? Wouldn't it be amazing if Dionysus led the meetings for the LGBTQIA+ Club at Camp Half-Blood? Also his superpowers are pretty awesome. Was Ampelos a friend or, like, a friend? Now we're gonna be sad every time we eat a grape. :( At least Bacchus knew how to party—and his followers took it VERY seriously. Were any other gods worshipped to the same level as Bacchus? His revels were LEGENDARY—and very deadly. And those maenads? On another level. Do we feel bad for Pentheus? Can gods just make up powers when they need them most? Ariadne had a relationship glow-up when she went from Theseus to Dionysus. Did you know Dionysus invaded India!? What about Mr. D from the Percy Jackson books? Dionysus is one of the gods we see the most in the series. He's got a lot of pretty interesting powers. Do you want to know more about Dionysus too? Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian discussion (00:35:06) It's time to jump into The Last Olympian chapter 2! Prophecy Count #23! We're definitely curious about these Titans. TELL US THE PLAN, RICK. Under other circumstances, it would be so exciting that Percy got to visit the underwater palace. This is not the same Poseidon we've seen before. Rick really talks about the complexities of war in this book, and it's only chapter 2!! Is Poseidon sometimes a good father? We legit forgot that we didn't know the whole of the Great Prophecy yet. Oh, hey, don't forget about the spy at Camp. Speaking of, we're so excited to go back to CBH! Feedback (00:58:56) Nicolaas tells us he likes the one chapter approach, and we're definitely feeling it, too! Laura also took us on a walk with her puppy. Please send us pictures of your pets! Thanks for listening, and tune in next time for episode 48 (to be determined…). This episode's hosts are: Karen Rought and Kristen Kranz. Each episode, our Prophecy Radio hosts and their guests will keep you up to date on the latest information coming out of Camp Half-Blood, including upcoming books and adaptation news, discuss a topic of choice, and do a chapter by chapter reread of the Percy Jackson series. Follow Us: Twitter // Instagram // Facebook // Tumblr Listen and Subscribe: Audioboom // Apple // Spotify Feel free to leave us your questions or comments through any of these mediums! You can also email us at prophecyradiopodcast@gmail.com or visit our homepage for archives and more information about our show. Prophecy Radio is a Subjectify Media podcast production. Visit Subjectify Media for more shows, including Not Another Teen Wolf Podcast, ReWatchable, and Not About The Weather, and for all our latest articles about the stories we're passionate about.

Nordnordost
Avsnitt 96 – Theseus anka

Nordnordost

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 50:59


Anders gästar studion, vi pratar om filosofi, rollspel och Drakar och Demoner. Avsnittet spelades in innan Kickstartern för den nya utgåvan drog igång tidigare under dagen. Theseusskeppet Anktestet One DnD Drakar och Demoner Drakar och Demoner på Medeltidsveckan Fia med knuff Call of Cthulhu Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Dragon Warriors Saga Mercedes Lackey Svavelvinter RuneQuest Axa … Fortsätt läsa Avsnitt 96 – Theseus anka →

The Paper Jam
Episode 69: iRobot/Roomba (feat. Hayden Harrower)

The Paper Jam

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 63:31


Hey Roomba, clean up this episode! This week Mike & Kenny are joined by Hayden Harrower to discuss their investment in robot vacuum manufacturer iRobot. They discuss the ship of Theseus, taking out the trash, and the looming existential terror of Artificial Intelligence killing us all!

Defense & Aerospace Report
Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Aug 23, 2022] Epirus' Leigh Madden

Defense & Aerospace Report

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 29:27


On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Leigh Madden, the CEO of Epirus, an innovative power management company founded in 2018 — named for the magical bow with infinite arrows wielded by the Greek hero Theseus — to develop high-power microwave systems to counter drones and cruise missiles, discusses the firm's innovative approach, the growing threat, lessons from the Russia's war on Ukraine, growing a small business in the Pentagon's defense innovation ecosystem, competing against established primes and the difference between leading a new small firm and the national security arm of industry titan Microsoft with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

Dragonfly Tales
Episode - 24 ***Leo's Favourites - Theseus and the Minotaur***

Dragonfly Tales

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2022 32:45


Hey folks!  We hope you are enjoy the summer break, wherever you are.This episode features one of Leo's favourites from Season 2 - the classic Greek Myth about a brave hero who must defeat a hideous monster and escape a mysterious labyrinth.WARNING:  it gets a bit scary when Theseus goes into the Labyrinth!For more great myths and legends, check out this fabulous collection by Anthony Horrowitz.If you would like a SHOUT OUT this season, then you can get in touch with us HERE or in our Dragonfly Tales Podcast Group, telling us your first name, your age and your town.And if you like our podcast, please leave us a review (Apple is great).If you would like to donate a little something towards our podcast, we would be so grateful.  You can donate to Dragonfly Tales Podcast by clicking here: DONATEYou can also follow us on:InstagramFacebook andTwitterThanks for listening! Theme Music by Leo Grazebrook on GarageBandStorytelling and singing by Emily Hanna-Grazebrook and Leo at Dragonfly TalesProduced by Andy GrazebrookArt by Light CreativeSound effects by Zapsplat

Original English storytelling with author S D HUDSON #sdhudsonmagic #audiobook #neworld
Theseus and the Minotaur - myths and Legends audiobook by English author S D HUDSON

Original English storytelling with author S D HUDSON #sdhudsonmagic #audiobook #neworld

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 10:23


Myths and Legends are ancient tales of intrigue and fantasy, with an emphasis on the Gods and their battles and challenges in history. In these stories, powerful alliances are made, and great battles fought. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sdhudsonmagic/message

Switched On with Paul Modderman and James Wood
Quick Flip 06: ERP Is Still A Thing, Right?

Switched On with Paul Modderman and James Wood

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 19:11


Paul and James scratch their heads and ponder the ontology of ERP. James stays brilliant, Paul tortures a Ship of Theseus metaphor.

The Potter Discussion: Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts and the Wizarding World Fandom
Looking Back at Secrets of Dumbledore Predictions!

The Potter Discussion: Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts and the Wizarding World Fandom

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2022 31:16 Transcription Available


In this episode, we look back at some previously made Secrets of Dumbledore predictions. Enjoy!Mentioned:Episode 90: Predicting Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3!Episode 125: Final Predictions for Fantastic Beasts and The Secrets of Dumbledore!Topics:The first prediction in Queenie will regret going with Grindelwald, and this did come to pass! Although she was set in her ways at the end of the Crimes of Grindelwald, Queenie began to think twice about the choice she made. In a conversation with Credence, Queenie reveals that she doesn't tell him always tell him everything and chooses to keep certain things to herself. The next prediction is a beast will be used in a magical battle, and this also occurred in the Erkstag. When Theseus is captured, Newt goes on a mission to save him. He has to travel in the deep dark corridors of the Erkstag, and eventually finds Theseus, but the manticore isn't so thrilled that they're leaving. It puts up a fight, using all its weapons to keep Newt and Theseus, but Teddy and Pickett come to the rescue! They bring Newt's wand and a portkey to safety.I also made the prediction that a new member would join Newt's team, and this came true! Lally Hicks, a teacher at the Ilvermorny, joins the group, and she is an immediate success! Newt and Lally had been writing to each other about magical affairs, and Lally became instant friends with many of the others. She went on to be an instrumental part of the Bhutan fiasco, and continued to aid Newt and Dumbledore. Much More!Having anything you want to hear or say? Click here for a voice submission or here for text. The Quill and Ink NewsletterThePotterDiscussion@gmail.com@thepotterdiscussion on Instagram and TikTok@potter_discuss on TwitterWebsite

Jon Solo's Messed Up Origins Podcast
The Messed Up Origins™ of Crusty (Procrustes) | Greek Mythology Explained

Jon Solo's Messed Up Origins Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 9:43


In this episode we explore the VERY messed up story behind Crusty from the Percy Jackson series. ► Messed Up Origins™ Socials! » https://twitter.com/MessedUpOrigins » https://www.instagram.com/messedupori... ► SOLOFAM MERCH: » bit.ly/SoloFamMerch ► Support the series on Patreon! » https://www.patreon.com/JonSolo ► Want more? » ALL Mythology Explained: https://bit.ly/MythologyExplained » ALL Messed Up Origins: https://bit.ly/MessedUpOrigins » Featured Folklore (the animated series!): https://bit.ly/featuredfolklore » Disney Explained: https://bit.ly/DisneyExplained » Norse Mythology: http://bit.ly/NorseMythologyExplained » Folklore Explained: https://bit.ly/FablesExplained » Astrology: http://bit.ly/AstrologyExplained » Messed Up Murders: https://bit.ly/MurderPlaylist ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ► Social Media: » Twitter: https://twitter.com/JonSolo » Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/JonSolo » Facebook Fan Page: https://facebook.com/TheRealJonSolo » Official Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/jonsolo ► Join the Official Channel Discord: » https://www.patreon.com/JonSolo ► Send Fan Mail to: » SoloFamMail@gmail.com ► Business: » biz@MessedUpOrigins.com (Business Inquiries ONLY) ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ▼ Credits ▼ » Researched by: Meredith Walker https://twitter.com/meredith_ancret and Jon Solo » Written, filmed, and edited by: Jon Solo ▼ Resources ▼ » my favorites: https://messeduporigins.com/books » The Life of Theseus by Plutarch: http://classics.mit.edu/Plutarch/thes...

The Killing IT Podcast
Episode 176 - The Education Market, Knowledge, & the Metaverse

The Killing IT Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 31:06


Topic 1: The Education Market  We have all come across a job ad looking to fill an entry level position with a PhD level education. We have also witness countless college drop outs excel in high-skill, high paying positions. So what do certifications achieve if not job security?  Topic 2: Knowledge, Tagging, Researching, and Cross Referencing In this everchanging industry companies are always looking forward. And they are propelled onward by a culture and data base to let them know what they have done and can't do and are suppose to do. Yep, it comes down to that ole cliche: Knowledge is power.  Topic 3: The Opportunities Around The Metaverse  The futurists are here. (Which also makes the presentist. Theseus's ship or something, you know.) But it doesn't mean the ideas presented by them have caught up. The Metaverse-is it here yet? How can we test the viability of something that isn't yet tangible? What is the metaverse forecast? And will it open up doors to new, unthinkable opportunities? Sponsor Memo: Linode   Linode – a top Infrastructure as a Service provider has resources specifically for helping MSPs explore the alternative cloud. Discover this growing market: one of the best-kept secrets in building a scalable, thriving, modern Managed Service Provider business.    Learn about the cloud provider landscape, improving KPIs, security, and more in Linode's free ebook, The MSP's Guide to Modern Cloud Infrastructure, available now. This resource and more at linode.com/mspradio.  

The Killing IT Podcast
Episode 176 - The Education Market, Knowledge, & the Metaverse

The Killing IT Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 31:27


Topic 1: The Education Market  We have all come across a job ad looking to fill an entry level position with a PhD level education. We have also witness countless college drop outs excel in high-skill, high paying positions. So what do certifications achieve if not job security?  Topic 2: Knowledge, Tagging, Researching, and Cross Referencing In this everchanging industry companies are always looking forward. And they are propelled onward by a culture and data base to let them know what they have done and can't do and are suppose to do. Yep, it comes down to that ole cliche: Knowledge is power.  Topic 3: The Opportunities Around The Metaverse  The futurists are here. (Which also makes the presentist. Theseus's ship or something, you know.) But it doesn't mean the ideas presented by them have caught up. The Metaverse-is it here yet? How can we test the viability of something that isn't yet tangible? What is the metaverse forecast? And will it open up doors to new, unthinkable opportunities? Sponsor Memo: Linode   Linode – a top Infrastructure as a Service provider has resources specifically for helping MSPs explore the alternative cloud. Discover this growing market: one of the best-kept secrets in building a scalable, thriving, modern Managed Service Provider business.    Learn about the cloud provider landscape, improving KPIs, security, and more in Linode's free ebook, The MSP's Guide to Modern Cloud Infrastructure, available now. This resource and more at linode.com/mspradio.  

Socrates Walks Into A Bar
Who gives a Ship? Dealing with Identity. ⚓

Socrates Walks Into A Bar

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 51:44


Nick, Tim & Ray debate identify, looking at the Ship of Theseus - and when a clone of you is really you, plus the man who legalised porn, AI and a whole lot more!   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

London Writers' Salon
#020: Katherine May — Writing Memoirs, Wintering, and Embracing Every Season of a Creative Life

London Writers' Salon

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 48:01


Every journey in life, creative or other, has seasons of Winter – difficult periods where the world can seem overwhelming, when our next step is unclear, and where doors close before our eyes. How can we face such fallow periods, learn to rest, and be kinder to ourselves? In this episode, we chat with Katherine May, New York Times bestselling author of Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times' about writing memoirs, writing through fallow periods, finding our natural rhythm, and how the key to happiness might be found in incremental progress over grand ambitions. *ABOUT KATHERINE MAYKatherine May is a New York Times bestselling author, whose titles include Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times and The Electricity of Every Living Thing, her memoir of being autistic. Her fiction includes The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club. She is also the editor of The Best, Most Awful Job, an anthology of essays about motherhood. *QUOTES FROM KATHERINE:“Suffering is actually quite functional to us as human beings, I think. And in the fullness of time, we look back on the periods we've wintered and see them as sites of transformation. And often you hear people say it was a terrible time, but I wouldn't change it now. And so that's what winter is all about” “I wasn't writing about what I thought I was going to write about. Actually... there was a different story that was trying to creep out from between the lines. And as writers, we have a choice with that kind of thing. Either we resist the story that's trying to come, or we surrender to it in a radical way and let that story out.”*RESOURCESConnect with Katherine:Twitter: @_katherine_may_Instagram: @katherinemay_Katherine May's books:Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult TimesThe Electricity of Every Living ThingThe Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club and Burning OutThe Best, Most Awful Job - EditorOther links:On Being with Krista Tippet - Krista Tippett's podcastMedway Mermaids Writing GroupWintering for Writers - Katherine's writing courseShip of Theseus - mentioned in the show*For show notes, transcripts and to attend our live podcasts visit podcast.londonwriterssalon.comFor free writing sessions, join free Writers' Hours: writershour.com*FOLLOW LONDON WRITERS' SALON:Twitter: twitter.com/​​WritersSalonInstagram: instagram.com/londonwriterssalonFacebook: facebook.com/LondonWritersSalon*CREDITSProduction by Victoria Spooner. Artwork by Emma Winterschladen

Farced Perspective
51: Henson Perspective: Guest-starring Connie Stevens

Farced Perspective

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 84:05


Back from a long hiatus, and no longer quite on "anniversary schedule", Pete and Ben turn their sights on the nomenclature of pairs, the legacy of earning the rank of Eagle Scout, and how the Ship of Theseus paradox works with editing and production numbers. And somehow that's all supposed to tie in with Connie Stevens career and appearance on the Muppet Show. One, two, three, dip!

Digital Strips
DS 702: Review THROWBACK feat. Theseus

Digital Strips

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 19:16


The Compassion Initiative: Just Two Guys in Brisbane talking Compassion. www.thecompassioninitiative.com.au

Something you'd never guess about me is that I love the Greek tragedies! Agamemnon and his family, Hippolytus, Phaedra and Theseus, and, of course, Oedipus, his father and mother. And the main themes of the Greek tragedies? Love, loss, power, pride…and shame. Let's think about shame from the point of view of the Greek tragedies, and consider where compassion might fit in.

Parker's Pensées
Ep. 189 - Sortals, Identity, & the Ship of Theseus w/Dr. Justin Mooney

Parker's Pensées

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 77:59


What is a 'sortal' in philosophy? What about a phase sortal or a substance sortal? Dr. Justin Mooney came on the podcast to school me on sortals, identity over time, and the ship of Theseus. See more from Justin here: https://www.justinmooney.net/ If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/parkers_pensees If you want to give a one-time gift, you can give at my Paypal: https://paypal.me/ParkersPensees?locale.x=en_US Check out my merchandise at my Teespring store: https://teespring.com/stores/parkers-penses-merch Come talk with the Pensées community on Discord: dsc.gg/parkerspensees Check out my blog posts: https://parkersettecase.com/ Check out my Parker's Pensées YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYbTRurpFP5q4TpDD_P2JDA Check out my other YouTube channel on my frogs and turtles: https://www.youtube.com/c/ParkerSettecase Check me out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/trendsettercase Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/parkers_pensees/ Time Is Running by MusicLFiles Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6203-time-is-running License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/parkers-pensees/support

Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World
Frozen Heaven, Lazarus Near Death Experience, Night Sky Paradox, Unfallen Children (Weird Questions)

Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 52:07 Very Popular


It's a fifth Friday so Cy Kellett of Catholic Answers Live is asking Jimmy Akin more weird questions from listeners, including will we be frozen in time in heaven; did Lazarus have a Near Death Experience; why is the night sky dark; ship of Theseus; and more. The post Frozen Heaven, Lazarus Near Death Experience, Night Sky Paradox, Unfallen Children (Weird Questions) appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Jimmy Akin Podcast
Frozen Heaven, Lazarus Near Death Experience, Night Sky Paradox, Unfallen Children (Weird Questions) - Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World

Jimmy Akin Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 52:07


It's a fifth Friday so Cy Kellett of Catholic Answers Live is asking Jimmy Akin more weird questions from listeners, including will we be frozen in time in heaven; did Lazarus have a Near Death Experience; why is the night sky dark; ship of Theseus; and more.

The Newest Olympian
43 | The Titan's Curse Ch. 4 w/ Dottie James

The Newest Olympian

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 56:55 Very Popular


Poet, author, and Potterless UK Correspondent, Dottie James (@dotttiejames) makes her TNO debut to discuss more of Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse! Topics include: “New” lands, judicial fears, luxury cars, Jim Agreement, The Treequel, Vincent Van Gogh, Hot Rod, twin jokes, fiancés, Theseus from Hades (the video game), teenage maneuvers, Ireland, Edward Cullen, field hockey, Roman gods, Discworld, the Magic School Bus, the titular torching, and more!TNO LIVE IN NYC: www.thenewestolympian.com/liveLIVESTREAM OF THE NYC SHOW: www.bit.ly/tno824stream— Find The Newest Olympian Online —• Website: www.thenewestolympian.com• Patreon: www.thenewestolympian.com/patreon• Twitter: www.twitter.com/newestolympian• Instagram: www.instagram.com/newestolympian• Facebook: www.facebook.com/newestolympian• Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/thenewestolympian• Merch: www.thenewestolympian.com/merch— Production —• Creator, Host, Producer, Social Media, Web Design: Mike Schubert (https://schub.es)• Editor: Sherry Guo• Music: Bettina Campomanes and Brandon Grugle• Art: Jessica E. Boyd• Multitude: www.multitude.productions— About The Show —Is Percy Jackson the book series we should've been reading all along? Join Mike Schubert as he reads through the books for the first time with the help of longtime PJO fans to cover the plot, take stabs at what happens next, and nerd out over Greek mythology. Whether you're looking for an excuse to finally read these books, or want to re-read an old favorite with a digital book club, grab your blue chocolate chip cookies and listen along. New episodes release on Mondays wherever you get your podcasts!

MWA Podcast Network
The Parea Eli Theseus & Gabriel Aeros On - Shooting The Sh*t UNCENSORED! With Piers Austin

MWA Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 72:20


The Parea Eli Theseus & Gabriel Aeros On - Shooting The Sh*t UNCENSORED! With Piers AustinThe Parea Is A Greek Australian Pro Wrestling Tag Team Made Up By Eli & Gabriel based in Adelaide South AustraliaEli & Gabreil are taking Australian Wrestling By Storm and are quickly making a name for themselves and are on the the top tag teams in Australian Pro Wrestling. SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST ▶️ YouTube https://youtube.com/c/PiersAustin▶️ Twitch Twitch.tv/thepiersaustin▶️ Spreaker https://spreaker.page.link/JhRL3UxvUXCBkG1v8▶️Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/piers-austin/id1577511099▶️Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/6CmwLcLuIfltNqgJJnuL1H?si=aaYb-CROQCy6tiR9HHSsPgFollow Piers On Social MediaTwitter https://twitter.com/piersaustinInstagram https://instagram.com/thepiersaustinTiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@piersaustin Follow The Podcast On Social MediaTwitter https://www.Twitter.com/STSUNCENSOREDInstagram https://www. Instagram.com/stsuncensoredGET SOME MERCH

The Ancient Greek Podcast
#24 περὶ τοῦ Θησέως πλοίου

The Ancient Greek Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2022 14:45


χαίρετε πάντες! Here is our new episode on the paradox known as "The Ship of Theseus". In a previous episode Josep told us that Theseus was his favourite Greek hero. Now we expand on that conversation by reading the short paragraph from Plutarch's "Life of Theseus" where the original idea was developed by philosophers. What do you think? Is the "restored" ship Theseus' or not? Let us know what you think! Enjoy the episode, Josep & Leandros Here is the paragraph from Plutarch: τὸ δὲ πλοῖον ἐν ᾧ μετὰ τῶν ἠϊθέων ἔπλευσε καὶ πάλιν ἐσώθη, τὴν τριακόντορον, ἄχρι τῶν Δημητρίου τοῦ Φαληρέως χρόνων διεφύλαττον οἱ Ἀθηναῖοι, τὰ μὲν παλαιὰ τῶν ξύλων ὑφαιροῦντες, ἄλλα δὲ ἐμβάλλοντες ἰσχυρὰ καὶ συμπηγνύντες οὕτως ὥστε καὶ τοῖς: φιλοσόφοις εἰς τὸν αὐξόμενον λόγον ἀμφιδοξούμενον παράδειγμα τὸ πλοῖον εἶναι, τῶν μὲν ὡς τὸ αὐτό, τῶν δὲ ὡς οὐ τὸ αὐτὸ διαμένοι λεγόντων. https://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Plut.+Thes.+23&fromdoc=Perseus%3Atext%3A2008.01.0075 Follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LeighDCobley On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hellenizdein/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/604916774052809 Become a patron to listen to episodes in advance as well as tons of other totally original Greek learning resources, including my Ancient Greek novella "Generation Omega": https://www.patreon.com/Hellenizdein?fan_landing=true

Walden Pod
Call In Show #1

Walden Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2022 35:42


Personal identity, the potential evolutionary origins of religion, Bernardo Kastrup and analytic idealism, the Ship of Theseus and substance dualism. Leave a voicemail at (734) 707-1940 YouTube Twitter @waldenpod @OnPanpsychism Patreon.com/waldenpod linktr.ee/emersongreen

Real Play Games Podcast
Several Cycles at Chunky's Ep. 3 - La Marmotte

Real Play Games Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 56:13


Disturbed by some of the developments with the mascots at Chunky Cheese's Eateria, Dr. Chamander Doe and Giuseppe Salvatore decide to expand their inquiries and do a little bit more digging, only to discover a multitude of threats lurking just below Chunky's placid exterior!  There's danger!  Anaphylaxis!  Dr. Charmander Doe's fiancee's name is revealed!  This is where the rubber hits the road and the Cheesy Cheese® hits the roof of your mouth just enough to burn it and leave that little dead spot where you touch it with your tongue and it feels like lame bullshit.Content Warnings: Adult Content, Alcohol/Drug Use, Body Horror (bugs, infestation),  Gross Humor, Implied Animal Cruelty, Profanity, Sexual Content, Soul-Crushing Capitalism, ViolencePJ is Giuseppe SalvatoreHarm is Dr. Charmander Doe The Mothership® Sci-Fi Horror RPG is a registered trademark of and produced by Tuesday Knight Games, and you can find out more about it and their host of other games at www.tuesdayknightgames.com.  Chunky Cheese's Eateria and the Magnificent Chunky Animal Band is written by Jet McFin for the Mothership ®  roleplaying game, and you can find all of his works at https://mcfin.itch.io/  We also used the Theseus game cabinet from the Kill Screen supplement from Mystery Spice, whose works you can find at https://mysteryspice.itch.io  All the print materials used in this game were purchased from Spear Witch, a charming online boutique for auteur RPG books and various esoterica, which you can find at www.spearwitch.comOur theme song is 8 Bit Retro Video Game Music - Dark Forest - P5 by Shelby Leon Wright and is used under commercial licensing which includes synch licensing. If you want to contact the pod's cast, feel free to reach out to us at realplaygamespodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter @realplaypod Support the show

Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! A Greek & Roman Mythology Podcast
CLXXI: Mythology Meets History, Theseus as an Athenian Politician & Generally Awful Guy

Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! A Greek & Roman Mythology Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 40:53


That's right, we're returning to the story of Theseus because there is still more to that oh-so-problematic man! The myths of Theseus are uniquely Athenian, means of tying mythological heroes with Athenian might and the larger mythological history of Homeric tradition. (Begs the question, why did they have stories of him being quite so messy?!)CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.Sources: Plutarch's Life of Theseus; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz.Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Gradient Dissent - A Machine Learning Podcast by W&B
James Cham — Investing in the Intersection of Business and Technology

Gradient Dissent - A Machine Learning Podcast by W&B

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 66:11


James Cham is a co-founder and partner at Bloomberg Beta, an early-stage venture firm that invests in machine learning and the future of work, the intersection between business and technology. James explains how his approach to investing in AI has developed over the last decade, which signals of success he looks for in the ever-adapting world of venture startups (tip: look for the "gradient of admiration"), and why it's so important to demystify ML for executives and decision-makers. Lukas and James also discuss how new technologies create new business models, and what the ethical considerations of a world where machine learning is accepted to be possibly fallible would be like. Show notes (transcript and links): http://wandb.me/gd-james-cham --- ⏳ Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 0:46 How investment in AI has changed and developed 7:08 Creating the first MI landscape infographics 10:30 The impact of ML on organizations and management 17:40 Demystifying ML for executives 21:40 Why signals of successful startups change over time 27:07 ML and the emergence of new business models 37:58 New technology vs new consumer goods 39:50 What James considers when investing 44:19 Ethical considerations of accepting that ML models are fallible 50:30 Reflecting on past investment decisions 52:56 Thoughts on consciousness and Theseus' paradox 59:08 Why it's important to increase general ML literacy 1:03:09 Outro 1:03:30 Bonus: How James' faith informs his thoughts on ML --- Connect with James:

Fable & The Verbivore
Episode 147: Marvel's WandaVision with K.T. Anglehart

Fable & The Verbivore

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 47:36


Notes:K. T. Anglehart's first novel The Wise One (The Scottish Scrolls Book 1) was released in October, 2020 and recently was named the 1st Prize Winner in Supernatural Fiction at the Chanticleer 2021 Paranormal Book Awards. Katrina is currently working on writing book 2 “The Twin Flame” she currently plans to release around the end of 2022/beginning of 2023 . You can learn more about The Wise One on Katrina's personal website https://www.ktanglehart.com/ and her instagram @kt_anglehart, the first three chapters are available in her bio at https://smart.bio/kt_anglehart/.We touch on the topic of Subtext in dialogue. That could be a topic all it's own, but here is a MasterClass article titled “What is Subtext?”. The Verbivore mentions the fake out that Marvel did in having the actor Even Peters (who has played Quicksilver in X-Men Days of Future Past) show up as Fake Pietro. Here is an interesting take on why Marvel may have made that choice.Here are some Wanda related movie and TV series moments that we touch on:Vision's Birth | Avengers Age of Ultron (2015) Best scenesWanda Rips Out Ultron's Heart "It Felt Like That" - Avengers Age of Ultron (2015)Sokovia Falls Clip - Marvel's Avengers: Age of UltronSokovia Accords Debate | Captain America Civil War (2016) Vision + Wanda Maximoff | The Kitchen Scene ["Is That Paprikash?"] Wanda and Hawkeye vs Vision - Captain America: Civil War (2016) Avengers Infinity War Wanda and Vision Scene 201 Avengers Infinity War | "I'm not asking for forgiveness.." Full sceneScarlet Witch kills Vision (Vision's death) / Wakanda team vs Thanos | Avengers Infinity WarThanos Kills Vision Scene - Avengers Infinity War (2018)Avengers Infinity War Moment After Thanos Snapped His FingerWanda Tells Vision To Save His Boss | Wandavision Disney+ WandaVision 01x02 | Wanda Finds Toy Helicopter WandaVision 1x02 | "Wanda! Can you hear me?" - Radio Scene (HD) WandaVision 01x02 | Wanda Rewinds Theses are runes Wanda - WandaVisionShip of Theseus - WandaVision (Vision and White Vision) Wanda Becomes Scarlet Witch - Agatha Harkness vs Wanda Maximoff Fight - WandaVision (2021) WandaVision 1x09 || "Family Is Forever" Wanda and Vision say goodbyeThe Verbivore and Katrina read several quotes. Here they are:"I remember that I liked (Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch) very much and I thought it would be fun to have villains who aren't really bad deep down," Lee told Comics Creators On X-Men. "We already had a reluctant hero with Spider-Man so I thought it would be fun to create a pair of reluctant villains." - Stan Lee, Found on UncannyX-Men.net“We can't rush aging just because it's convenient. And we can't reverse death. No matter how sad it makes us. Okay? Some things are forever.” - Wanda, WandaVision Ep: 5“Well, because it can't all be sorrow, can it? I've always been alone, so I don't feel the lack. It's all I've ever known, I've never experienced loss because I have never had a loved one to lose. But what is grief, if not love persevering?” - Vision, WandaVision Ep: 8The Ship of Theseus discussion between WandaVision Vision and White Vision occurs in Episode 9 and is based on a philosopical thought experiement created by Greek philisopher Plutarch. Here is some additional information:- TED-Ed Who am I? A philosophical inquiry - Amy Adkins - Ship of Theseus- OSU: PHILOSOPHICAL THOUGHT - SHIP OF THESEUS by Noah Levin We've interviewed author K.T. Anglehart on a previous podcast episode. That episode is:- Episode 96: Interview with K.T. AnglehartBooks, Movies, and Graphic Novels Mentioned:The Wise One (The Scottish Scrolls Book 1) by K.T. Anglehart WandaVision – Directed by Matt ShakmanWhen the Sky Fell on Splendor by Emily Henry Avengers: Age of Ultron - Directed by Joss Wedon Captain America: Civil War - Directed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo Avengers: Infinity War - Directed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo Avengers: Endgame - Directed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo Bewitched - The Complete SeriesX-men: Days of Future Past – Directed by Bryan SingerLord of the Rings by J. R. R. TolkienHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingMusic from: https://filmmusic.io ‘Friendly day' by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Rumpelgewumpel
Theseus und der Minotaurus

Rumpelgewumpel

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 12:38


König Midas treibt es zu weit und wird von den Göttern mit einem Minotaurus gestraft. Dieser treibt von nun an in einem Labyrinth sein Unwesen, was die Bewohner Athens irgendwann nicht weiter hinnehmen wollen. Wer traut sich und besiegt den Stiermensch?Geschichten der Welt – eine Sage aus der griechischen MythologieWas hätte er wohl ohne Ariadnes Faden getan …

Classic Audiobook Collection
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare ~ Full Audiobook

Classic Audiobook Collection

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 130:16


A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare audiobook. Magic, fairies, young lovers chasing each other through a forest, a man with a donkey's head, and impish Puck wreaking havoc right and left. What's going on here? It's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare at his most fanciful. The play opens with Theseus, Duke of Athens, preparing for his wedding. Egeus complains to Theseus that his daughter Hermia refuses to marry Demetrius. When Hermia is given the choice between marriage to Demetrius or life as a nun, she and her true love Lysander flee into the forest. Demetrius follows them; and Helena, who loves Demetrius, follows him. Also in the forest are Oberon and Titania, king and queen of the fairies, at odds with one another. At Oberon's behest, Puck causes Demetrius to fall in love with Helena -- oops, he missed, that was Lysander instead. Mayhem ensues. In the meantime, a group of bumbling craftsmen rehearses a play. Puck gives one of them, Bottom, the head of an ass and makes Titania fall in love with him. Further hilarity results as Bottom sees nothing at all odd about this. Eventually everything is straightened out, Bottom and the rest "perform" their play, there is a triple wedding, and Puck assures us the whole thing has been a dream.

The Bike Shed
342: Sky Icing

The Bike Shed

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 43:42


Another toaster strudel debate?! Plus, the results are in for the most listened-to podcast in the RoR community! :: drum roll :: Steph has a "Dear Gerrit" message to share. Chris has a follow-up on mobile app strategy. The Bike Shed: 328: Terrible Simplicity (https://www.bikeshed.fm/328) When To Fetch: Remixing React Router - Ryan Florence (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95B8mnhzoCM) Virtual Event - Save Time & Money with Discovery Sprints (https://thoughtbot.com/events/save-time-money-with-discovery) Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of The Bike Shed! Transcript: STEPH: thoughtbot's next virtual event "Save Time & Money with Discovery Sprints" is coming up on June 17th, from 2 - 3 PM Eastern. It's a discussion with team members from product management, design and development. From a developer perspective, topics will include how to plan a product's architecture, both the MVP and future version, how to lead a tech spikes into integrations and conduct a build vs buy reviews of third party providers. Head to thoughtbot.com/events to register, the event is June 17th 2 - 3 PM ET. Even if you can't make it, registering will get you on the list for the recording. CHRIS: We're the second-best. We're the second-best. Hello and welcome to another episode of The Bike Shed, a weekly podcast from your friends at thoughtbot about developing great software. I'm Chris Toomey. STEPH: And I'm Steph Viccari. CHRIS: And together, we're here to share a bit of what we've learned along the way. So, Steph, what's new in your world? STEPH: I'm very happy to report that I picked up a treat from the store recently. So while I was in Boston and we were hanging out in person, we talked about Pop-Tarts because that always comes up as a debate, as it should. And then also Toaster Strudels came up, so I now have a package of Toaster Strudels, and those are legit. Pop-Tart or Toaster Strudel, I am team Toaster Strudel, which I know you're going to ask me about icing and if I put it on there, so go ahead. I'm going to pause. [laughs] CHRIS: It sounds like I don't even need to say anything. But yes, inquiring minds want to know. STEPH: I think that's also my very defensive response because yes, I put icing on my Toaster Strudel. CHRIS: How interesting. [laughs] STEPH: But it feels like a whole different class of pastry. So I'm very defensive about my stance on Pop-Tarts with no icing put Strudel with icing. CHRIS: A whole different class of pastry. Got it. Noted. Understood. So did you travel? Like, were these in your luggage that you flew back with? STEPH: [laughs] Oh no. They would be all gooey and melty. No, we bought them when we got back to North Carolina. Oh, that'd be a pro move; just pack little individual Strudels as your airplane snack. Ooh, I might start doing that now. That sounds like a great airplane snack. CHRIS: You got to be careful though if the icing, you know, if it's pressurized from ground level and then you get up there, and it explodes. And you gotta be careful. Or is it the reverse? It's lower pressure up in the plane. So it might explode. STEPH: [laughs] Either way, it might explode. CHRIS: Well, yeah. If you somehow buy a packet of icing that is sky icing that is at that pressure, and you bring it down, then...but if you take it up and down, I think it's fine. If you open it at the top, you might be in danger. If you open icing under the ocean, I think nothing's going to happen. So these are the ranges that we're playing with. STEPH: I will be very careful sky icing and probably pack two so that way I have a backup just in case. So if one explodes, we'll be like, all right, now I know what I'm working with and be more prepared for the next one. CHRIS: That's just smart. STEPH: I try to make smart travel decisions, Toaster Strudels on the go. Aside from travel treats and sky icing, I have some news regarding Planet Argon, who is a Ruby on Rails consultancy regarding their latest published this year's Ruby on Rails community survey results. And so they list a lot of fabulous different topics in there. And one of them includes a learning section that highlights most listened to podcasts in the Ruby on Rails community as well as blogs and some other resources. And Bike Shed is listed as the second most listened to podcast in the Ruby on Rails community, so whoo, golf clap. CHRIS: Fantastic. STEPH: And in addition to that, the thoughtbot blog got a really nice shout-out. So the thoughtbot blog is in the number two spot for the most visited blogs in the community. In the first spot is Ruby Weekly, which is like, you know, okay, that feels fair, that feels good. So it's really exciting for the thoughtbot blog because a lot of people work really hard on curating and creating that content. So that's wonderful that so many people are enjoying it. And then I should also highlight that for the podcast in first place is Remote Ruby, so congrats to Chris, Jason, and Andrew for grabbing that number one spot. And Brittany Martin, host of the Ruby on Rails Podcast, along with Brian Mariani, Jemma Issroff, and Nick Schwaderer, are in the number three spot. And some people say that Ruby is losing steam but look at all that content and all those highly ranked podcasts. I mean, we like Ruby so much we're spending time recording ourselves talking about it. So I say long live Ruby, long live Rails. CHRIS: Yes. Long live Ruby indeed. And yeah, it's definitely an honor to be on the list and to be amongst such other wonderful shows. Certainly big fans of the work of those other podcasts. We even did a joint adventure with them at one point, and that was a really wonderful experience, so yeah, honored to be on the list alongside them. And to have folks out there in the world listening to our tech talk and nonsense always nice to hear. STEPH: Yeah. You and I show up and say lots of silly things and technical things into the podcast. The true heroes are the ones that went and voted. So thank you to everybody who voted. That's greatly appreciated. It's really nice feedback. Because we get listener responses and questions, and those are wonderful because it lets us know that people are listening. But I have to say that having the survey results is also really nice. It lets us know people like the show. Oh, but I did go back and look at some of the previous stats because then I was like, huh, so I'm paying attention. I looked at this year's, and I was like, I wonder what last year's was or the year before that. And I think this survey comes out every two years because I didn't see one for 2021. But I did find the survey results for 2020, which we were in the number one spot for 2020, and Remote Ruby was in the second spot. So I feel like now we've got a really nice, healthy podcasting war situation going on to see who can grab the first spot. We've got two years, everybody, to see who [laughs] grabs the number one spot. That's a lot of prep time for a competition. CHRIS: Yeah, I feel like we should be like, I don't know, planning elaborate pranks on them or something like that now. Is that where this is at? It's something like that, I think. STEPH: I think so. I think this is where you put like sky frosting inside someone's suitcase, and that's the type of prank that you play. [laughs] CHRIS: The best of pranks. STEPH: We'll definitely put together a little task force. And we'll start thinking of pranks that we all need to start playing on each other for the podcasting wars that we're entering for the next few years. But anywho, what's going on in your world? CHRIS: Let's see, what's going on in my world? A fun thing happened recently. I had a chance to reflect back on some architectural choices that we've made in the Sagewell platform. And one of those specific choices is how we've approached building our native mobile apps. We made what some listeners may remember is an interesting set of choices. In particular, in Episode 328, which we'll include a link to in the show notes, I shared with you the approach that we're doing, which is basically like, Inertia is great, web user great. We like the web as a platform. What if we were to wrap it in a native shell and find this interesting and somewhat unique hybrid trade-off point? And so, at that point, we were building it. We had most of it built out, and things were going quite well. I think we maybe had the iOS app in the store and the Android app approaching the store or something like that. At this point, both apps have been released to the store, so they are live. Production users are signing in. It's wonderful. But I had a moment in the past couple of weeks to reassess or look at that set of choices and evaluate it. And thankfully, I'm happy with the choices that we've made. So that's good. But to get into the specifics, there were two things that happened that really, really framed the choice that we made, so one was we introduced a major new feature. We basically overhauled the first-run experience, the onboarding that users experience, and added a new, pretty fundamental facet to the platform. It's a bunch of new screens, and flows, and error states, and all of this complexity. And in the process, we iterated on it a bunch. Like, first, it looked like this, and then we changed the order of the screens and switched out the error messages, and et cetera, et cetera. And I'll be honest, we never even thought about the mobile apps. It just wasn't even a consideration. And interestingly, we did as a final check before going fully live and releasing this out to the full production audience; we did spot check it in the mobile apps, and it didn't work. But it didn't work for a very specific, boring, technical reason that we were able to resolve. It has to do with iframes and WebViews and embedded something, something. And we had to set a flag. Thankfully, it was solvable without a deploy of the native mobile apps. And otherwise, we never thought about the native apps. Specifically, we were able to add this fundamental set of features to our platform. And they just worked in native mobile. And they were the same as they roughly are if you're on a mobile WebView or if you're on a desktop web, you know, slightly different in terms of form factor. But the functionality was all the same. And critically, the error states and the edge cases and the flow, there's so much to think about when you're adding a nontrivial feature to an app. And the fact that we didn't have to consider it really spoke to the choice that we made here. And again, to name it, the choice that we made is we're basically just reusing the same WebViews, the same Rails controllers, and the same what are Svelte components under the hood but the same essentially view layer as well. And we are wrapping that in a native iOS. It's a Swift application shell, and on Android, it's a Kotlin application shell. But under the hood, it's the same web stuff. And that was really great. We just got these new features. And you know what? If we have to rip that whole set of functionality out, again, we won't need to deploy. We won't need to rethink it. Or, if we want to subtly tweak it, we can do that. If we want to think about feature flags or analytics, or error states or error reporting, all of this just naturally falls out of the approach that we took. And that was really wonderful. STEPH: That's super nice. I also love this saga of like, you made a choice, and then you're coming back to revisit and share how it's going. So as someone who's never done this before, in regards of wrapping an application in the manner that you have and then publishing it and distributing it that way, what does that process look like? Is this one of those like you run a command, and literally, it's going to wrap the application and then make it hostable on the different mobile app stores? Or what's that? Am I oversimplifying the process? What does that look like? CHRIS: I think there are a lot of platforms or frameworks I think would probably be the better word like Capacitor is something that comes to mind or Ionic or Expo. There are a handful of them that are a little more fully featured in what they provide. So you just point us at your React Views and whatnot, and we'll wrap that up, and it'll be great. But those are for, I may be overgeneralizing here, but my understanding is those are for more heavy client-side bundles that are talking to a common API. And so you're basically taking your same rich client-side application and bundling that up for reuse on the native app, the native app platforms. And so I think those do have some release to the store sort of thing. In our case, we went a little bit further with that integration wrapper thing that we built. So that is a thing that we maintain. We have a Sagewell iOS repo and a Sagewell Android repo. There's a bunch of Swift and Kotlin code, respectively, in each of them, and we deploy to the stores manually. We're doing that whole process. But critically, the code that is in each of those repositories is just the bridge glue code that says, oh, when this Inertia navigation event happens, I'm going to push a WebView to the navigation stack. And that's what that is. I'm going to render the tab bar of buttons at the bottom with the navigation elements that I get from the server. But it's very much server-driven UI, is the way that I would describe it. And it's wrapping WebViews versus actually having the whole client bundle wrapped up in the thing. It's unfortunately subtle to try and talk through on the radio, but yeah. [laughs] STEPH: You're doing great; this is helping. So if there's a change that you want to make, you go to the Rails application, and you make that change. And then do you need to update anything on that iOS repo? It sounds like you don't, which then you don't have to push a new update to the store. CHRIS: Correct. For the vast majority of things, we do not need to make any changes. It's very rare for us to deploy the iOS or the Android app is a different way to put it or to push new releases to the store. It happens we may want to add a new feature to the sort of bridge layer that we built, but increasingly, those are rare. And now it's basically like, yeah, we're just wrapping those WebViews, and it's going great. And again, to name it, it's a trade-off. It's an intentional trade-off that we've made. We're never going to have the richest, most deep platform integration, smooth experience. We are making a small trade-off on that front. But given where we're at as an organization, given how early we are, how much iteration and change, we chose an architecture that optimizes for that change. And so again, like what you just said, yeah, I can...you know how it's really nice to be able to deploy six times a day on a web app, and that's a very straightforward thing to do? It is not so straightforward in the native mobile world. And so, we now have afforded ourselves the ability to do that. But critically, and this is the fun part in my mind, have the trade-offs in the controls. So if we were just like, it's just a WebView, and that's it, and we put it in the stores, and we're done, that is too far of an extreme in my mind. I think the performance trade-offs, the experience trade-offs, it wouldn't feel like a native app like in a deep way, in a problematic way. And so as an example, we have a navigation bar at the top of our app, particularly on iOS, that is native iOS navigation. And we have a tab bar at the bottom, which is native tab UI element. I forget actually what it's called, but it's those elements. And we hide the web application navigation when we're in the mobile context. So we actually swap those out and say, like, let's actually promote these to formal native functionality. We also, within our UI on the web, have a persistent button in the top right corner of your screen that says, "Need help? Reach out to your retirement advocate." who is the person that you get to work with. You can send questions, et cetera, et cetera. It's this little help sidebar drawer thing that pops out. And we have that as a persistent HTML button in the top corner of the web frame. But when we're on native, we push that up as a distinct element in the native UI section. And then again, the bridge that I'm talking about allows for bi-directional communication between the JavaScript side and the native side or the native side and the JavaScript side. And so it's those sorts of pieces that have now afforded us all of the freedom to tinker, and we don't need to re-release where we're like, oh, we want to add a new weird button that does a thing in the WebView when you click on a button outside the WebView. We now just have that built-in. STEPH: Yeah, I really like the flexibility that you're describing. When you promoted those elements to be more native-friendly so, like the navigation or the footer or the little get help chat, is that something that then your team implemented in like the iOS or the Kotlin repo? Okay, I see you nodding, but other people can't see that, so...[laughs] CHRIS: Yeah. I was going to also say the words, but yes, those are now implemented as native parts. So the thing that we built isn't purely agnostic decoupled. It is Sagewell-specific; a lot of it is low-level. Like, let's say we want to wrap an Inertia app in a native mobile wrapper. Like, 90% of the code in it is that, but then there are little bits that are like, and put a button up there. And that button is the Sagewell button. And so it's not entirely decoupled from us. But it mostly is this agnostic bridge to connect things together. STEPH: Yeah, the way you're describing it sounds really nice in terms of you're able to get out the app quickly and have a mobile app quickly that works on both platforms, and then you're still able to deploy changes without having to push that. That was always my biggest mental, or emotional hurdle with the idea of mobile development was the concept of that you really had to batch everything together and then submit it for review and approval and then get it released. And then you got to hope people then upgrade and get the newest version. And it just felt like such a process, not that I ever did much of it. This was all just even watching like the mobile team and all the work that they had to do. And I had sympathy pains for them. But the fact that this approach allows you to avoid a lot of that but still have some nice, customized, more native elements. Yeah, I'm basically just recapping everything you said because I like all of it. CHRIS: Well, thank you, friend. Like I said, I've really enjoyed it, and similar to you, I'm addicted to the feedback loop of the web. It's beautiful. I can deploy ten times or however many I want. Anytime I want, I can push out a new version. And that ability to iterate, to test, to explore, to tweak, to not have to do as much formal testing upfront because I'm terrified that if a bug sneaks out, then, it'll take me two weeks to address it; it just is so, so freeing. And so to give that up moving into a native context. Perhaps I'm fighting too hard to hold on to my dream of the ability to rapidly iterate. But I really do believe in that and especially for where we're at as an organization right now. But, and a critical but here, again, it's a trade-off like anything else. And recently, I happened to be out about in the town, and I decided, oh, you know what? Let me open up the app. Let me see what it's like. And I wasn't on great internet. And so I open the app, and it loads because, you know, it's a native app, so it pops up. But then the thing that actually happened is a loading spinner in the middle of the screen and sort of a gray nothing for a little while until the server request to fetch the necessary UI elements to render the login screen appeared. And that experience was not great. In particular, that experience is core to the experience of using the app every single time. Every time you use it, you're going to have a bad time because we're re-downloading that UI element. And there's caching, and there's things that could happen there to help with that. But fundamentally, that experience is going to be a pretty common one. It's the first thing that you experience when you're opening the app. And so I noticed that and I chatted with the team, and I was like, hey, I feel like this is actually something that fixing this I think would really fundamentally move us along that spectrum of like, we've definitely made some trade-offs here. But overall, it feels snappy and like a native app. And so, we opted to prioritize work on a native login screen for both platforms. This also allows us to more deeply integrate. So particularly, we're going to get biometric logins like fingerprints or face scans, or whatever it is. But critically, it's that experience of like, I open the Sagewell native app on my iOS phone, and then it loads immediately. And then I show it my face like we do these days, and then it opens up and shows me everything that I want to see inside of it. And it's that first-run experience that feels worth the extra effort and the constraints. Because now that it's native mobile, that means in order to change it, we have to do a deploy, not a deploy, release; that's what they call it in the native world. [laughs] You can tell I'm well-versed in this ecosystem. But yeah, we're now choosing that trade-off. And what I really liked about this sort of set of things like the feature that we were able to just accidentally get for free on native because that's how this thing is built. And then likewise, the choice to opt into a fully native login screen like having that lever, having that control over I'm going to optimize for iteration generally, but where it's important, we want to optimize for performance and experience. And now we have this little slider that we can go back and forth. And frankly, we could choose to screen by screen just slowly replace everything in the app with true native WebViews backed by APIs. And we could Ship of Theseus style replace every element of the app with true native mobile things until none of the old bridge code exists. And our users, in theory, would never know. Having that flexibility is really nice given the trade-off and the choice that we've made. STEPH: You said a word there that I missed. You said ship something style. CHRIS: Ship of Theseus. STEPH: What is that? CHRIS: It's like an old biblical story, I want to say, but it's basically the idea of, like, you have the ship. And then some boards start to rot out, so replace those boards. And then the mast breaks, you replace the mast. And slowly, you've replaced every element on the ship. Is it still the same ship at that point? And so it's sort of a philosophical question. So if we replace every single view in this app with a native view, is it still the same map? Philosophers will philosophize about it forever, but whatever. As long as we get to keep iterating and shipping software, then I'm happy. STEPH: [laughs] Y'all philosophize. That's that word, right? CHRIS: Yeah. STEPH: And do your philosopher thing. We'll just keep building and shipping. CHRIS: I don't know if I pronounced it right. It's like either Theseus or Theseus, and I'm sure I said the wrong one. And now that I've said the other, I'm sure both of them are wrong somehow. It's like a USB where there's up and down, and yet somehow it takes three tries. So anyway, I may have mispronounced it, and I may be misattributing it, but that's the idea I was going for. STEPH: Well, given I wasn't even familiar with the word until just now, I'm going to give both pronunciations a thumbs up. I also really like how you decided that for the login screen, that's the area that you don't want people to wait because I agree if you're opening an application or opening...maybe it's the first time, maybe it's the 100th time. Who knows? But that feels important. Like, that needs to be snappy. I need to know it's responsive. And it builds trust from the minute that I clicked on that application. And if it takes a long time, I just immediately I'm like, what are y'all doing? Are y'all real? Do you know what you're doing over there? So I like how you focused on that experience. But then once I log in, like if something is slow to log me in, I will make up excuses for the application all day where I'm like, well, you know, maybe it's my connection. It's fine. I can wait for the next screen to load. That feels more reasonable. And it doesn't undermine my trust nearly as much as when I first click on the app. So that feels like a really nice trade-off as well, or at least a nice area that you've improved while still having those other trade-offs and benefits that you mentioned. CHRIS: To highlight it, you used a phrase there which I really liked. Like, it's building trust. If something's a little bit off in that first run experience every single time, then it kind of puts a question in the back of your head, maybe not even consciously. But you're just kind of looking at it, and you're like, what are you doing there? What are you up to, friend? Humans say to the apps they use on their phone. That's normal, right? When you talk... But to name it, we've also done a round of performance work throughout the app. And so there are a couple of layers to it. But it was work that we had planned for a while, but we kept deferring. But now that we're seeing more usage of the native apps, the native apps experience the same surface area of performance stuff but all the more so because they may be on degraded network connections, et cetera. And so this is another example where this whole thing kind of pays off. The performance work that we did affects everything. It affects the web. It's the same under the hood. It's let's reduce the network requests that we're making in the payloads that we're sending, particularly the network requests to upstream things, so like the banking partner that we're using and those APIs, like, collating all the data to then render the screen. Because of Inertia, we only have a single sort of back and forth conversation via the API as opposed to I think it's pretty common to have like seven different APIs and four different spinners on the screen. We're not doing that, none of that on my watch. [chuckles] But we minimize the background calls to the other parties that we're integrating with. And then, we reduce the payload of data that we're sending on each request. And each of those were like, we had to think about things and tweak and poke, but again it's uniform. So mobile web has that now, desktop web has that now. Android, iOS, they all just inherited it sort of that just happened one day without a deploy or release, without a release of either of the native mobile apps. We did deploy to the web to make that happen, but that's easy. I can do that a bunch of times a day. One last thing I want to share as we're on this topic of trade-offs and levers, there was a really great conference talk that I watched recently, which was Ryan Florence of remix.run also React Router fame if you're familiar with him from that. But he was talking about the most recent version of Remix, which is their meta framework on top of React. But they've done some really interesting stuff around processing data, fetching data, when and how to sequence that. And again, that thing that I talked about of nine different loading spinners on the screen, Remix is taking a very different approach but is targeting that same thing of like, that's not great for user experience. Cumulative layout shift being the actual number that you can monitor for this. But in that talk, there are features that they've added to Remix as a framework where you can just decide, like, do we wait for this or do we not? Do we make sure we have all of the data, or do we say, you know what? Actually, this is going to be below the fold. So it's okay to defer loading this until after we send down the first payload. And then we'll kick in, and we'll do it from the client-side. But it's this wonderful feature of the framework that they're adding in where there's basically just a keyword that you can add to sort of toggle that behavior. And again, it's this idea of like trade-offs. Are we okay with more layout shift, or are we okay with more waiting? Which is it that we're going to optimize for? And I really love that idea of putting that power very simply in the hands of the developers to make those trade-off decisions and optimize over time for what's important. So we'll share a link to that talk in the show notes as well. But it was very much in the same space of like, how do I have the power to decide and to change my mind over time? That's what I want. But yeah, with that, I think that's enough of me updating on the mobile app. I'll continue to share as new things happen. But again, I'm at this point very happy with where we're at. So yeah, it's been fun. But yeah, what else is up in your world? STEPH: I have a dear Gerrit message that I wrote earlier, so I want to share that with you. Gerrit is the system that we're using for when we push up code changes that then manages very similar in the competitive space of like GitHub and GitLab, and Bitbucket. And so the team that I'm working with we are using Gerrit. And Gerrit and I, you know, we get along for the most part. We've managed to have a working relationship. [chuckles] But this week, I wrote my dear Gerrit letter is that I really miss being able to tell a story with my commit messages. That is the biggest pain that I'm feeling right now. So for anyone that's less familiar or if you already are familiar with Gerrit, each change that Gerrit shows represents a single commit that's under review. And each change is identified by a Change-Id. So the basic concept of Gerrit is that you only have one commit per review. So if you were to translate that to GitHub terminology, every pull request is only going to have one commit, and so you really can't push up multiple. And so, where that has been causing me the most pain is I miss being able to tell a story. So like even simple stories that are like, hey, I removed something that's not used. I love separating that type of stuff into its own commit just so then people can see that as they're going through review. Now, before I merge, I'm likely to squash, and that doesn't feel important that it needs to be its own commit. That's really just for the reviewer so they can follow along for the changes. But the other one, I can slowly get over that one. Because essentially, the way I get around that is then when I do push up my code for review, is I then go through my change request, and then I just add comments. So I will highlight that line and say, "Hey, I'm removing this because it's not in use." And so, I found a workaround for that one. But the one I haven't found a workaround for is that I don't push up my local work very often because I love having lots of local, tiny, green commits so that way I can know the progress that I'm at. I know where I'm headed. Also, I have a safe space to roll back to, but then that means that I may have five or six commits that I have locally, but I haven't pushed up somewhere. And that is bothering me more and more hour by hour the more I think about it that I can't push stuff up because it makes me nervous. Because, I mean, usually, at least by the end of the day, I push everything up, so it's stored somewhere. And I don't have to worry about that work disappearing. Now I am working on a dev machine. So there is that aspect of it's technically...it's not even on my local machine. It is stored somewhere that I should still be able to access. CHRIS: What's a dev machine? The way you're saying it, it sounds like it's a virtual machine, not like a laptop. But what's a dev machine? STEPH: Good question. So the dev machine is a remote server or remote machine that then I am accessing, and then that's where I'm performing. That's where I'm writing all of my work. And then that's also kind of the benefit is everything is not local; it's controlled by the team. So then that also means that other teams, other individuals can help set up these environments for future developers. So then you have that consistency across everyone's working with the same Rails version, or gems, or has access to the same tools. So in that sense, my work isn't just on my laptop because then that would really worry me because then I've got nowhere...it's not backed up anywhere. So at least it is somewhere it's being stored that then could be accessed by someone. So actually, now, as I'm talking this through, that does help alleviate my concern about this a bit. [laughs] But I still miss it; I still miss being able to just push up my work and then have multiple commits. And I looked into it because I was like, well, maybe I'm misunderstanding something about Gerrit, and there's a way around this. And that's still always a chance. But from the research that I've done, it doesn't seem to be. And there are actually two very fiery takes that I saw that I have to share because they made me laugh. When I was Googling, the question of like, "Can I push up multiple commits to one single Gerrit CR? Or is there just a way to, like, can I have this concept of like a branch and then I have many commits, but then I turn it into one CR? Whatever the world would give me. What do they have? [laughs] I'm laughing just looking at this now. One of the responses was, have you tried squashing your commits into one commit? And I was like, [laughs] "Yeah, that's not what I had in mind, but sure." And then the other one, this is the more fiery take. They were very defensive about Gerrit, and they wrote that "People who don't like Gerrit usually just hack shit together. They cut corners and love squashing commits or throwing away history. And those people hate Gerrit. Developers who care love it. It's definitely possible and easy to produce agile software." And I just...that made me laugh. I was like, cool, I'm a developer that cuts corners and loves squashing commits. [laughs] CHRIS: So you don't care is what that take says. STEPH: I'm a developer who does not care. CHRIS: You know, Steph, I've worked with you for a while. And I've been looking for the opportunity to have this hard conversation with you. But I just wish you cared a little more about the software that you're writing, about the people that you're working with, about the commits that you're authoring. I just see it in every facet of your work. You just don't care. To be very clear for anyone listening at home, that is the deepest of sarcasm that I can make. Steph cares so very much. It's one of the things that I really enjoy about you. STEPH: I mean, we had the episode about toxic traits. This would have been the perfect time to confront me about my lack of caring about software and the processes that we have. So winding down on that saga, it seems to be the answer is no, friend; I cannot push up multiple commits. Oh, I tried to hack it. I am someone that tries to hack shit together because I tried to get around it just to see what would happen. [laughs] Because the docs had suggested that each change is identified by a Change-Id. And I was like, hmm, so what if there were two commits that had the same Change-Id, would Gerrit treat those as patch sets? Because right now, when you push up a change, you can see all the different patch sets, so that's nice. So that's a nice feature of Gerrit as you can see the history of, like, someone pushed up this change. They took in some feedback. They pushed up a new change. And so that history is there for each push that someone has provided. And I wondered maybe if they had the same Change-Id that then the patch sets would show the first commit and then the second commit. And so I manually altered the commits two of them to reference the same Change-Id. And I have to say, Gerrit was on to me because they gave me a very nice error message that said, "Same Change-Id and multiple changes. Squash the commits with the same Change-Ids or ensure Change-Ids are unique for each commit. And I thought, dang, Gerrit, you saw me coming. [laughs] So that didn't work either. I'm still in a world of where I now wait. I wait until I'm ready for someone to review stuff, and I have to squash everything, and then I go comment on my CRs to help out reviewers. CHRIS: I really like the emotional backdrop that you provided here where you're spending a minute; you're like, you know what? Maybe it's me. And there's the classic Seymour Skinner principle from The Simpsons. Am I out of touch? No, it's the children who are wrong. [laughs] And I liked that you took us on a whole tour of that. You're like, maybe it's me. I'll maybe read up. Nope, nope. So yeah, that's rough. There's a really interesting thing of tools constraining you. And then sometimes being like, I'm just going to yield control and back away and accept this thing that doesn't feel right to me. Like, Prettier does a bunch of stuff that I really don't like. It shapes code in a way, and I'm just like, no, that's not...nope, you know what? I've chosen to never care about this again. And there's so much utility in that choice. And so I've had that work out really well. Like with Prettier, that's a great example whereby yielding control over to this tool and just saying, you know what? Whatever you produce, that is our format; I don't care. And we're not going to talk about it, and that's that. That's been really useful for myself and for the teams that I'm on to just all kind of adopt that mindset and be like, yeah, no, it may not be what I would choose but whatever. And then we have nice formatted code; it's great. It happens automatically, love it. But then there are those times where I'm like; I tried to do that because I've had success with that mindset of being like, I know my natural thing is to try and micromanage and control every little bit of this code. But remember that time where it worked out really well for me to be like, I don't care, I'm just going to not care about this thing? And I try to not care about some stuff, which it sounds like that's what you're doing right here. [laughs] And you're like, I tried to not care, but I care. I care so much. And now you're in that [chuckles] complicated space. So I feel for you, Steph. I'm sorry you're in that complicated space of caring so much and not being able to turn that off [laughs] nor configure the software to do the thing you want. STEPH: I appreciate it. I should also share that the team that I'm working with they also don't love this. Like, they don't love Gerrit. So when I shared in the Slack channel my dear Gerrit message, they're both like, "Yeah, we feel you. [laughs] Like, we're in the same spot," which was also helpful because I just wanted to validate like, this is the pain I'm feeling. Is someone else doing something clever or different that I just don't know about? And so that was very helpful for them to say, "Nope, we feel you. We're in the same spot. And this is just the state that we're in." I think they have started transitioning some other repos over to GitLab and have several repos in Gitlab, but this one is still currently using Gerrit. So they very much commiserate with some of the things that I'm feeling and understand. And this does feel like one of those areas where I do care deeply. And frankly, this is one of those spaces that I do care about, but it's also like, I can work around it. There are some reasonable things that I can do, and it's fine as we just talked through. Like, the fact that my commits are not just locally on my machine already makes me feel better now that I've really processed that. So there are lower risks. It is more of just like a workflow. It's just, you know, it's crushing my work vibe. CHRIS: Harshing your buzz. STEPH: In the great words of Queen Elsa, I gotta let it go. This is the thing I'm letting go. So that's kind of what's going on in my world. What else is going on in your world? CHRIS: Well, first and foremost, fantastic reference and segue. I really liked that. But yeah, let's see, [laughs] what else is going on in my world? We had an interesting thing happen last week. So we had an outage on the platform last week. And then we had an incident review today, so a formal sort of post-mortem incident review. There are a couple of different names that folks have given to these. But this is a practice that we want to build within our engineering culture is when stuff goes wrong, we want to make sure that we have meaningful conversations around to try to address the root causes. Ideally, blameless is a word that gets used often in this context. And I've heard folks sort of take either side of that. Like, it's critical that it's blameless so that it doesn't feel like it's an attack. But also, like, I don't know, if one person did something, we should say that. So finding that gentle middle ground of having honest, real conversations but in a context of safety. Like, we're all going to make mistakes. We're all going to ship bugs; let's be clear about that. And so it's okay to sort of...anyway, that's about the process. We had an outage. The specific outage was that we have introduced a new process. This is a Sidekiq process to work off a specific queue. So we wanted that to have discrete treatment. That had been running, and then it stopped running; we still don't know why. So we never got to the root-root cause. Well, we know what the mechanism was, which was the dyno count for that process was at zero. And so, eventually, we found a bunch of jobs backed up in the Sidekiq admin. We're like, that's weird. And then, we went over to Heroku's configuration dashboard. And we saw, huh, that's weird. There are zero dynos processing this. That wasn't true yesterday. But unfortunately, Heroku doesn't log or have an audit trail around changes to those process counts. It's just not available. So that's unfortunate. And then the actual question of like, how did this happen? It probably had to be someone on the team. So there is like, someone did a thing. But that is almost immaterial because, again, people are going to do things, bugs will get shipped, et cetera. So the conversation very quickly turned to observability and understanding. I think we've done a pretty good job of instrumenting error reporting and being quite responsive to that, making sure the signal-to-noise ratio is very actionable. So if we see a bug or a Sentry alert come through, we're able to triage that pretty quickly, act on it where it is a real bug, understand where it's a bit of noise in the system, that sort of thing. But in this case, there were no errors. There was no Sentry. There was nothing; there was the absence of something. And so it was this really interesting case of that's where observability, I think, can really come in and help. So the idea of what can we do here? Well, we can monitor the count of jobs backed up in Sidekiq queue. That's one option. We could do some threshold alerting around the throughput of processed events coming from this other backend. There are a bunch of different ways, but it basically pushed us in the direction of doubling down and reinforcing the foundation of our observability within the platform. So we're just kicking that mini-project off now, but it is something we're like, yeah, we feel like we could add some here. In particular, we recently added Datadog to the stack. So we now have Datadog to aggregate our logs and ideally do some metric analysis, those sort of things, build some dashboards, et cetera. I haven't explored Datadog much thus far. But my sense is they've got the whiz-bang things that we need here. But yeah, it was an interesting outage. That wasn't fun. The incident conversation was actually a good conversation as a team. And then the outcome of like, how do we double down on observability? I'm actually quite excited for. STEPH: This is a fun moment for me because I have either joined teams that didn't have Datadog or have any of that sort of observability built into their system or that sort of dashboard that people go to. Or I've joined teams, and they already have it, and then nobody or people rarely look at it. And so I'm always intrigued between like what's that catalyst that then sparked a team to then go ahead and add this? And so I'm excited to hear you're in that moment of like, we need more observability. How do we go about this? And as soon as you said Datadog, I was like, yeah, that sounds nice because then it sounds like a place that you can check on to make sure that everything is still running. But then there's still also that manual process where I'm presuming unless there's something else you have in mind. There's still that manual process of someone has to check the dashboard; someone then has to understand if there's no count, no squiggly lines, that's a bad thing and to raise a concern. So I'm intrigued with my own initial reaction of, like, yeah, that sounds great. But now I'm also thinking about it still adds a lot of...the responsibility is still on a human to think of this thing and to go check it. Versus if there's something that gets sent to someone to alert you and say like, "Hey, this queue hasn't been processed in 48 hours. There may be a concern that actually feels nicer." It feels safer. CHRIS: Oh yeah, definitely. I think observability is this category of tools and workflows and whatnot. But I think what you're describing of proactive alerting that's the ideal. And so it would be wonderful if I never had to look at any of these tools ever. And I just knew if I got, let's say, it's PagerDuty connected up whatever, and I got a push notification from PagerDuty saying, "Hey, go look at this thing." That's all I ever need to think about. It's like, well, I haven't gotten a PagerDuty in a while, so everything must be fine, and having a deep trust in that. Similar to like, if we have a great test suite and it's green, I feel confident deploying the sort of absence of an alert being the thing that I can trust. But right now, we're early enough in this journey that I think what we need to do is stand up a bunch of these different graphs and charts and metric analysis and aggregations and whatnot, and then start to squint at it for a while and be like, which of these would I be really concerned if it started to wibble? And then you can figure the alerting around said wibble rate. And that's the dream. That's where we want to get to, but I think we've got to crawl, walk, run on this. So it'll be an adventure. This is very much the like; we're starting a thing. I'll tell you about it more when we've done it. But what you're describing is exactly what we want to get to. STEPH: I love wibble rate. That's my new measurement I'm going to start using for everything. It's funny, as you're bringing this up, it's making me think about the past week that Joël Quenneville and I have had with our client work. Because a somewhat similar situation came up in regards where something happened, and something was broken. And it seemed it was hard to define exactly what moment caused that to break and what was going on. But it had a big impact on the team because it essentially meant none of the bills were going through. And so that's a big situation when you got 100-plus people that are pushing up code and expecting some of the build processes to run. But it was one of those that the more we dug into it, the more it seemed very rare that it would happen. So, in this case, as a sort of a juxtaposition to your scenario, we actually took the opposite approach of where we're like; this is rare. But we did load up a lot of contexts. Actually, I was thinking back to the advice that you gave me in a previous episode where I was talking about at what point do you dig in versus try to stay at surface level? And this was one of those, like, we've spent a couple of days on getting context for this and understanding. So it felt really important and worthwhile to then invest a little bit more time to then document it. But then we still went with the simplest approach of like, this is weird. It shouldn't happen again. We think we understand it but then let's add a little bit of documentation or wiki page around like, hey, if you do run into this, here are some steps that will fix everything. And then, if you need to use this, let somebody know because this is so odd it shouldn't happen. So we took that approach in this case where we didn't increase the observability. It was more like we provided a fire extinguisher very close to the location in case it happens. And so that way, it's there should the need arise, but we're hoping it just never gets used. We're also in the process of changing how a lot of that logic works. So we didn't really want to optimize for observability into a system that is actively being changed because it should look very different in upcoming months. But overall, I love the conversations that you bring about observability, and I'm excited to hear about what wibble rates you decide to add to your Datadog dashboard. CHRIS: There's a delicate art and science to the selection of the wibble rates. So I will certainly report back as we get into that work. But with that, shall we wrap up? STEPH: Let's wrap up. CHRIS: The show notes for this episode can be found at bikeshed.fm. STEPH: This show is produced and edited by Mandy Moore. CHRIS: If you enjoyed listening, one really easy way to support the show is to leave us a quick rating or even a review on iTunes, as it really helps other folks find the show. STEPH: If you have any feedback for this or any of our other episodes, you can reach us at @_bikeshed or reach me on Twitter @SViccari. CHRIS: And I'm @christoomey. STEPH: Or you can reach us at hosts@bikeshed.fm via email. CHRIS: Thanks so much for listening to The Bike Shed, and we'll see you next week. ALL: Byeeeeeeee!!!!!!!! ANNOUNCER: This podcast was brought to you by thoughtbot. thoughtbot is your expert design and development partner. Let's make your product and team a success.

Topic Lords
138. From Infracheddar To Ultrableu

Topic Lords

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 60:44


Support Topic Lords on Patreon and get episodes a week early! (https://www.patreon.com/topiclords) Lords: * Elena * Alexander plugs https://www.constantpodcast.com/ Topics: * Hosting a party is way better than going to a party * The Pearl Jam Liner Notes method of writing first drafts * Lagrange Point Lasagna * Jonathan Swift, "Ode on the Longitude" * https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/TheWorksoftheRev.JonathanSwift/Volume17/OdeontheLongitude * The theory of spontaneous generation * It turns out Sunday Roasts are a whole Deal * Diagnose my tongue! * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI3yD3WAcz4 * https://www.buzzfeed.com/danielralston/the-true-story-of-the-fake-zombies-the-strangest-con-in-rock Microtopics: * Unfindable Lords. * The Constant: a History of Getting Things Wrong. * Continuous vs. discontinuous weighted blankets. * People asking you about your life so you have to give them all the necessary context on your life so they'll understand. * A masquerade ball where you receive a quest to find someone wearing a dog mask and talk to them about topology. * The smallest of talk. * A continuous unplanned unstructured talking with each other that you expect to just happen by itself. * Bringing a cheeseboard to a party so you can go sort it whenever the conversation gets awkward * Sorting the cheeseboard from sharp to mild and then sorting the cheese by color but nobody at the party is allowed to actually eat any. * From Infracheddar to Ultrableu. * A sorting algorithm gaining intelligence and trying to understand itself. * Teaching your friends sign language so they'll be quieter at parties. * The weirdness of reading aloud. * Writing while talking. * A species of alien that can follow two conversations at once. * Balancing the complexity of your word choices so your sentence flows nicely. * Writing the most important word of each sentence first and then going back and filling in the rest of the sentence. * Worrying about commas later. * Taking so long to implement the core of your idea that you've forgotten the details. * How to bake brownies that are all edge pieces. * How to bake brownies that's all center pieces. * Sous vide brownies. * People who only like the center of the falafel. * The perfect solution for the person who prefers the grossest part of the brownie. * Opening a portal to the lasagna dimension and scooping some out and feeling safe because there's no e. coli in the lasagna dimension, just lasagna. * Tectonic plates in the lasagna dimension. * Subduction lasagna. * The asteroid equivalent of brownie soup. * Forming trade alliances with the people who live in the air pockets of the lasagna dimension. * Lasagna creationists. * The Earth is a rock lasagna. * Whether lasagna or baked ziti is more likely to be naturally occurring. * Bepst and besht. * A long-standing problem in navigation. * Figuring out how to determine longitude in the Age of Navigation. * Getting kicked out of Cambridge because you don't accept the Trinity. * Firing a cannon at noon so everyone knows what time it is. * Such explosive ships, in such known locations. * A new method for discovering longitude both at sea and land, humbly proposed for the consideration of the public. * The Jewish Space Lasers of the 1700s. * The sense in which GPS is extremely loud. * Putting a log on the fire and salamanders come out. * The riddle where to understand the answer you have to know that bees come from lion carcasses. * How earth used to have enough energy to spawn humans out of clay but now it only has enough juice left to make bugs and snails. * A recipe for scorpions. * The Tragedy of the Sunday Roast. * The St. Tuppensday Brouhaha. * Million Shilling Idea: serving Sunday Roast all week. * Victorian orphans mining for Bitcoin (or "bittums") out on the Playa. * Eating a Yorkshire pudding at a Lagrange point and sopping up gravy from the gravy dimension. * Via Gravia. * Nega-scurvy, where you eat too much fruit and grow extra teeth. * The Yes Ship of Theseus. * That time the Zombies broke up and then had a hit record and then fake Zombies started touring the US until someone from the real band noticed. * The Caramelldansen saga.

Glass Box Podcast
Ep 99 - Prop 22 | Prop 8; Author Mary Renault

Glass Box Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 191:41


Hey it's Pride Month! We all hear about Prop 8 and how the LDS church paid a boatload of money to make it go their way. We thought the actions the church took in the past which led to these actions needed to be brought to light. We also discuss Patriarch Joseph Fielding Smith who was called to the office while known to be gay, then was fired from the job once the bigots spoke out against him. Then, in our Media section, Shannon brings you a large list of books you should look into written by Mary Renault. And finally, we bring you some excellent news out of New York Show notes:    Links Memories of Being Gay at BYU by Earl Kofoed https://web.archive.org/web/20060617213245/http://www.affirmation.org/memorial/memories_of_being_gay.shtml LGBTQIAP+ history in America https://www.lgbtqhistory.org/lgbt-rights-timeline-in-american-history/ Chronology of Events Patriarch Joseph Fielding Smith's Homosexuality https://web.archive.org/web/20100122080551/http://www.affirmation.org/memorial/joseph_fielding_smith.shtml Queering the LDS Archive by K. Mohrman https://read.dukeupress.edu/radical-history-review/article-abstract/2015/122/143/22262/Queering-the-LDS-Archive?redirectedFrom=fulltext History of Sodomy Laws https://www.glapn.org/sodomylaws/history/history.htm#:~:text=All%20states%20had%20laws%20against,effect%20in%201962%20without%20fanfare. LDS Officials Seek to Join Hawaii Suit https://www.deseret.com/1995/4/14/19169785/3-lds-officials-seek-to-join-hawaii-suit Mormon campaign against gay marriage in Alaska https://www.lds-mormon.com/gaylds-shtml/ The Mormon Proposition by Doe Daughtrey https://www3.trincoll.edu/csrpl/RINVol11No3/Mormon%20Proposition.htm LDS Cash Carries Gay-Marriage Fight https://www.newspapers.com/clip/96367929/lds-cash-carries-gay-marriage-fight/ Improvement Era 113th semiannual conference report https://archive.org/details/improvementera4511unse/page/n39/mode/2up?view=theater Prelude to the National “Defense of Marriage” Campaign: Civil Discrimination Against Feared or Despised Minorities by D. Michael Quinn https://www.jstor.org/stable/45226709?seq=11 Single men a “menace to society”? https://www.ldsliving.com/are-single-lds-men-really-a-menace-to-society/s/76642 MOGP    Mary Renault: A Biography, by Daniel Sweetman   Books and series by Mary Renault:    Purposes of Love The Friendly Young Ladies Kind are her Answers Return to Night North Face The Charioteer The Last of the WIne The Lion in the Gateway The Nature of Alexander (Non-fiction) The Mask of Apollo The Praise Singer   (Theseus series) The King Must Die and The Bull from the Sea (Alexander the Great series) Fire from Heaven, The Persian Boy, and Funeral Games  Happy News: “X” Gender Markers Coming to New York State IDs This June: https://www.them.us/story/x-gender-markers-coming-to-new-york-state-ids-this-june    Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com  Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GlassBoxPod  Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/glassboxpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlassBoxPod  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glassboxpodcast/  Merch store: https://exmomerch.creator-spring.com/ Be sure to use discount code GLASSBOX for a tithing off your order!!!   iTunes reviews: We need more! 

The New Thinkery
Plutarch's Life of Theseus

The New Thinkery

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 57:42


This week, the guys dive into another of Plutarch's lives. Unlike some of the other lives Plutarch describes, Theseus' is surrounded by an unusual amount of mythologizing, leaving us to speculate about why he is different from the others.