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In This League
5/21 Hour 3: Steve Gardner, MLB Season, Fantasy Baseball Talk

In This League

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 46:39


Bogman and The Welsh are joined by Steve Gardner to discuss the MLB season, fantasy baseball, and much more!

In This League
5/21 Hour 2: Andrew Erickson, Fantasy Football Rankings, & More

In This League

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 46:34


Bogman and The Welsh are joined by Andrew Erickson from FantasyPros, to discuss the upcoming NFL season, touch on some fantasy rankings, and much more!

In This League
5/21 Hour 1: Nick Saban/Jimbo Fisher Comments, Fantasy Football Talk,

In This League

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 47:05


Bogman and The Welsh kick off the show discussing the recent Nick Saban/Jimbo Fisher feud, touch on the upcoming fantasy football season, and much more!

FantasyPros - Fantasy Baseball Podcast
Leading Off Presented By BetMGM LIVE Friday, May 20 (2022 Fantasy Baseball)

FantasyPros - Fantasy Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 37:05


Joey P. and The Welsh breakdown the latest in MLB for fantasy, DFS, sports wagering and more! Sponsors: BetMGM - Leading Off is brought to you by BetMGM, one of the leaders in US sports betting with the most extensive markets you'll find anywhere. Sign up now using promo code LEADINGOFF and win $150 if your team gets a hit!

Which Murderer?
S4 EPISODE 49: Honeymoon Murders

Which Murderer?

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 38:09


In Season 4 Episode 49 the girls talk about Honeymoon Murders courtesy of the soon to be honeymooning Mel. Holly kicks things off with a very sad story about Welsh couple Ben & Catherine Mullany before Mel tells you about Scott Robin Rolston.Shoutouts to Kirsty (and Kristy of course) for a podcast recommendation and topic suggestion and Cheryl for the great laughs. Holly starts off by dying from not sleeping to which Mel quickly follows with her own fatigue, the English language is challenged in this episode (RIP listeners), a new word is invented, in Mel's case people can apparently be blown off ships and the jury is out on how Mel's honeymoon will end. Production, recording and post production completed by Holly who has taken a break from trying to steal Consulting Producer Craig's brain to catch up on some much needed sleep.Holly edited this week. All complaints should be sent directly to Mel while Consulting Producer Craig wonders why it's so quiet and loses his mind waiting for Holly's next master plan. www.whichmurderer.comWARNING - Explicit language, content and themes (plus whatever else will cover us legally). All opinions stated are our own and case information was gathered from legitimate sources within the public realm. Pre-recorded in Scotland

Breathe Pictures Photography Podcast: Documentaries and Interviews
#302 Photowalk: Sobriety, PTSD and 'me'

Breathe Pictures Photography Podcast: Documentaries and Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 111:56


A special Photowalk week in which we talk to photographers about addiction, mental health, mindfulness and how the practice of photography has a healing positive effect. Also today, making pictures without a camera, the beautiful landscape that is the entire island of Ireland, the sound of your pictures, colourful fishing harbors, trespassing and the Welsh retreat for Frankenstein? For links to all discussed, see the SHOW PAGE. Supported by MPB.com and our Patrons.

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
BrexLit: The Problem of Englishness in Pre- and Post-Brexit Referendum Literature w/ Dulcie Everitt

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 73:39


On this edition of Parallax Views, Dulcie Everitt joins us to discuss her new book BrexLit: The Problem of Englishness in Pre- and Post-Brexit Referendum Literature (Zer0 Books; 2022). Dulcie's book delves into the idea of the sub-nationalist English identity (as opposed to British identity; English identity would be different from Welsh, Scottish, or Irish identity) in literature before and after the Brexit referendum that saw the UK leave the EU. It is important to note in this regard that England had a greater "Leave" vote than either "Scotland" or "Ireland", both of which voted "Remain", on the referendum. In this conversation we delve into the issue of what English identity is and how it is amorphous, slippery, or difficult to easily define. We delve into Englishness as an identity as it relates to both empire and post-Empire Britain. This, of course, brings us to the topic of Brexit, what it was, how it was spearheaded by figures like the Tory Party's Boris Johnson and UKIP's Nigel Farage, the formation of English nationalism as a retaliation to insurgent sub-nationalisms, the role of nostalgia in the Leave campaign and Boris Johnson's famous "Take Back Control!" line, the history of Euroscepticism on both the Right and the Left, why a second referendum is unfeasible now, xenophobia and racism in relation to Brexit, Ian McEwan's Kafka inspired take on Brexit in the form of the novel The Cockroach, as well as the more hope Autumn by Scottish author Ali Smith, Jonathan Coe's The Rotters' Club and its Brexit-influenced sequel Middle England, the dystopian Perfidious Albion by Sam Byers, the question of cosmopolitanism, and much, much more!

Money Tips Podcast
Trouble Ahead For UK Landlords As Section 21 ‘No Fault Evictions Will Be Abolished

Money Tips Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 13:34


In this episode: Renters Reform Bill announced in Parliament. Planning reform Property prices Demand has jumped for properties where all the bills are included in the rent, according to Rightmove. The property website said inquiries for build-to-rent homes with bills included had risen by 36% over the past year. It comes as two students had to pay £27,000 up front to secure a Cardiff flat, due to rental market demand. The Welsh government plans to consult on rent control for private rentals. Rents are rising at the fastest rate for more than 13 years, according to property experts Zoopla. They said this is because of limited supply, caused by an "exodus" of private landlords. Last month, Wales had the biggest annual jump in rental prices outside of London - up 13.9% to £882 per month according to Rightmove. UK Property Talk Show 10AM Saturday. Click link to join: - https://bit.ly/3sjxRa1 UK Economy dips last month following US quarterly fall in output. The vast majority of 'buy-to-let' landlords are small investors with one or two properties, and many are accidental landlords. Landlords I have spoken to said they would pull out of the market if 'open tenancies' were forced upon them and would be too nervous to rent out a property to a tenant were they would not be sure about getting back possession at the end of the tenancy. Join me on UK Property Talk to discuss this and other property matters this Saturday at 10 am. Click here to register for UK Property Talk - https://bit.ly/3sjxRa1 You will be sent a link to join this exclusive live event. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

FantasyPros - Fantasy Baseball Podcast
MLB: Leading Off May 19th, 2022 (Ep. 514)

FantasyPros - Fantasy Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 31:58


Joey P. and The Welsh breakdown the latest in MLB for fantasy, DFS, sports wagering and more! Sponsors: BetMGM - Leading Off is brought to you by BetMGM, one of the leaders in US sports betting with the most extensive markets you'll find anywhere. Sign up now using promo code LEADINGOFF and win $150 if your team gets a hit!

Behind the Brilliance
227 Justin Welsh on Designing A Values-Driven Career

Behind the Brilliance

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 79:09


What would inspire you to reach the peak in your career then decide to scale a different mountain? Burnout. Justin Welsh went from making it rain at tech startups to going out on his own as a consultant. With the future unknown, he wrote his way to a 7 figure personal brand that allows him to spend his time on things he cares about and have an impact on thousands of professionals. In this conversation, he pulls back the curtain on a journey littered with setbacks and shares how he turned each failure into a launching pad for his next success.  Behind His Brilliance: A big stroke of luck Say hi to Justin on Twitter: @justinSaaS

Canadian Politics is Boring
Pieces of Tim - A Welsh Lesson For Canadians

Canadian Politics is Boring

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 50:46


A whole bonus show just for you! This year is officially the 'Wales In Canada' year of celebration. So we got friend of the show, Owen Williams, to come teach Rhys and Jesse some Welsh! Leave us a message: https://www.speakpipe.com/canadianpoliticsisboringtwitch.tv/canadianpoliticsisboring/aboutInstagram: https://bit.ly/3yc6ujzTwitter: https://bit.ly/2Wp9IDoOur Merch Store: https://bit.ly/3sTWR7ZOur Frequency Network Page: https://bit.ly/2UPsvqI See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

talkSPORT Daily
Rangers Suffer Pain In Spain After Ramsey Agony

talkSPORT Daily

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 11:05


Eintracht Frankfurt win the Europa League on penalties after Rangers' Aaron Ramsey has his spot-kick saved, Giovanni Van Bronckhorst defends the Welsh international and an emotional Gers fan is unable to speak on The Sports Bar! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Front Row
Joanna Scanlan; director Indu Rubasingham; the Norfolk and Norwich Festival

Front Row

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 42:19


Bafta-winning actress Joanna Scanlan on learning Welsh and acting in the language for the very first time in Y Golau - a new crime drama for S4C and BBC iPlayer, set in rural Carmarthenshire and simultaneously filmed in Welsh and English. Indu Rubasingham on directing The Father and The Assassin - a new play by long-time collaborator Anu Chandrasekhar about the death of Ghandi, which opens at the National Theatre in London. Plus, the Norfolk and Norwich Festival. One of the oldest in the world, it began in 1772 to help raise money for healthcare, and is celebrating its 250th anniversary - running for 17 days with a wide variety of cultural events. Andrew Turner from Radio Norfolk talks to the director, Daniel Brine, and some of the artists, programmers, and spectators involved. Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe Producer: Harry Parker Sound Engineer: Harry Parker

ATFIT
Ep.252 Harry Nelms Part 1

ATFIT

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 37:34


On this episode Alex talks with Welsh and British Olympic weightlifter, Harry. In part one they talk about how to get people into the sport of weightlifting, his journey into the sport and how we can make a more inclusive atmosphere within the sport. I hope you enjoy this as much as we did!

Happier in Motherhood
(#90) Parenting Outside the Box with Amanda Lee Welsh

Happier in Motherhood

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 52:02


Has your child received a diagnosis of autism, highly sensitive, or something else? Or do you wonder how to support your child that just doesn't seem to fit in the box society creates for kids? Join me in this powerful conversation with parenting expert, Amanda Lee Welsh. Amanda and her two daughters are all autistic, and she shares her lived experience on how to best support children in feeling loved and supported, no matter what. For the full show notes, head to: www.thestreamlinedlife.com/the-podcast/90

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
18 May 2022 | Non-Tesla Superchargers Open in UK, Spain, Austria, Belgium & Sweden

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 22:44


Show #1471 Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It's Wednesday 18th May, it's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.  CHRIS HARRIS DRIVES 1,000 HP EXPERIMENTAL ELECTRIC PORSCHE CAYMAN GT4 RACER - Porsche has already announced that it will produce electric sports cars in the future and it just revealed a one-off electric racer based on the current Cayman. Called the 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance, it has full competition aero and runs two upgraded motors that can give it a combined 986 hp horsepower and briefly even up to 1,073 horsepower. - Chris Harris drove it for the Collecting Cars YouTube channel and he also had quite a long and interesting chat with Matthias Scholz, Porsche's GT racing vehicle project manager Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/586409/chris-harris-porsche-cayman-gt4-electric-driven/ 16 TESLA SUPERCHARGER SITES OPEN TO NON-TESLA VEHICLES IN THE UK - Tesla has confirmed that, from today, certain Supercharger network locations will be available for non-Tesla electric vehicles, as part of an expansion of a Europe-wide pilot scheme to allow vehicles from other brands to charge using the network. - Launched in November last year in the Netherlands, the expansion of the pilot scheme means selected stations in Spain, Belgium, Sweden, and Austria join 15 UK Supercharger stations being opened to electric cars of all brands, compatible with the Supercharger Type 2 CCS connector. - The UK's 15 stations contain 158 individual charging points - 20 per cent of the UK's Supercharger network - Folkestone, Grays (East London/Thurrock), Uxbridge, Birmingham, Cardiff, Wokingham (near Reading), Thetford, Trumpington (near Cambridge), Banbury, Manchester and Flint Mountain (near Chester). Scottish locations include Adderstone, Dundee and Aviemore. Welsh coverage includes the superchargers at Aberystwyth. Original Source : https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/tesla/358026/15-tesla-supercharger-sites-open-non-tesla-vehicles-uk SWEDISH BATTERY FACTORY NORTHVOLT BEGINS SHIPMENTS TO ELECTRIC-CAR MAKER - orthvolt AB became the first European firm to start commercial shipments to a carmaker last week, giving shape to the continent's five-year push to counter Asian dominance in supplying energy cells for electric vehicles. - The first deliveries, which came from Northvolt's plant in Skelleftea, Sweden, were made on schedule, a spokesman said. The company is hiring about 150 people per month at the plant, which currently employs about 1,000 workers, he added. - Northvolt, which plans to scale up production over the rest of the year, recently said it had secured more than $50 billion in contracts from electric-car manufacturers Original Source : https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-05-17/europe-s-first-homegrown-battery-plant-begins-shipments EUROPE'S FIRST HOMEGROWN BATTERY PLANT FROM NORTHVOLT BEGINS SHIPMENTS - For years, China has fostered closer ties with mining companies in Africa and South America, potentially exposing manufacturers elsewhere to supply bottlenecks. Northvolt, which plans to scale up production over the rest of the year, recently said it had secured more than $50 billion in contracts from automakers including BMW, Volkswagen Group, Volvo and Polestar. Original Source : https://europe.autonews.com/suppliers/europes-first-homegrown-battery-plant-northvolt-begins-shipments EUROPE'S BIGGEST BATTERY RECYCLING HUB GOES LIVE Original Source : https://recyclinginternational.com/batteries/europes-biggest-battery-recycling-hub-goes-live/49124/ 2023 GENESIS GV60 ELECTRIC SUV PRICE AND AVAILABILITY ANNOUNCED Original Source : https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/2023-genesis-gv60-price-availability-electric-suv/ GENESIS GV60 THREE YEARS OF FREE CHARGING FROM ELECTRIFY AMERICA Original Source : https://electrek.co/2022/05/17/genesis-gv60-owners-will-receive-three-years-of-free-30-min-charging-from-electrify-america/ USED MODEL 3 AND IONIQ 5 ARE NOW WORTH MORE THAN BRAND NEW Original Source : https://thedriven.io/2022/05/17/model-3-and-ioniq-5-resale-prices-are-now-worth-more-than-brand-new/ ŠKODA AUTO LAUNCHES PRODUCTION OF MEB BATTERY SYSTEMS AT MLADÁ BOLESLAV HEADQUARTERS Original Source : https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/2022/05/skoda-auto-launches-production-of-meb-battery-systems.html TEXAS GAINS NATION'S FIRST ELECTRIC VEHICLE TECH CERTIFICATION PROGRAM Original Source : https://www.newsweek.com/texas-gains-nations-first-electric-vehicle-tech-certification-program-1707198 MERCEDES-BENZ AND SILA ACHIEVE BREAKTHROUGH WITH HIGH SILICON AUTOMOTIVE BATTERY Original Source : https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220517005810/en/Mercedes-Benz-and-Sila-Achieve-Breakthrough-With-High-Silicon-Automotive-Battery XCHARGE LAUNCHES BATTERY-INTEGRATED CHARGER IN COOPERATION WITH BYD Original Source : https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/xcharge-launches-battery-integrated-charger-in-cooperation-with-byd-301548575.html QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM What's the best way to help educate your friends, family or colleagues about electric cars? Email me any feedback to: hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/ OCTOPUS ELECTRIC JUICE - MAKING PUBLIC CHARGING SIMPLE WITH ONE CARD, ONE MAP AND ONE APP MILLBROOKCOTTAGES.CO.UK – 5* LUXURY COTTAGES IN DEVON, JUMP IN THE HOT TUB WHILST YOUR EV CHARGES 

The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009

Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Dr. Jenifer “Dr. Dust” Millard host. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce. The Discussion:  Getting back in the studio. Watch us recording in our behind the scenes 10th Anniversary show. Inspiring children to think about careers in science. Listener's emails about swearing in the podcast and…   The News: Our favourite Welsh satellite space company, Space Forge. Rocket Lab's attempt to catch a falling rocket booster with a helicopter. More JWST updates! Jeff Bezos buys every western rocket (that's not owned by Musk) for the next 5 years. UK Space Energy initiative's concept for a Bond villain style space-based solar power plant.   The news discussion:  The ongoing saga of Boeing's Starliner spaceship.   Q&A: Blue Origin have New Glenn and New Shepard rockets, named after American pioneers of spaceflight. Assuming that this isn't going to just be the men, does this mean that in the future we can expect a rocket called “New Ride”?  From our good friend Andy Burns in the UK.   www.awesomeastronomy.com   Bio: Awesome Astronomy is a podcast beamed direct from an underground bunker on Mars to promote science, space and astronomy (and enslave Earth if all goes well).   We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and production costs.  Just visit: https://www.patreon.com/365DaysOfAstronomy and donate as much as you can! Share the podcast with your friends and send the Patreon link to them too!  Every bit helps! Thank you! ------------------------------------ Do go visit http://www.redbubble.com/people/CosmoQuestX/shop for cool Astronomy Cast and CosmoQuest t-shirts, coffee mugs and other awesomeness! http://cosmoquest.org/Donate This show is made possible through your donations.  Thank you! (Haven't donated? It's not too late! Just click!) ------------------------------------ The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is produced by the Planetary Science Institute. http://www.psi.edu Visit us on the web at 365DaysOfAstronomy.org or email us at info@365DaysOfAstronomy.org.

Well I Know Now with Pippa Kelly

When I last interviewed today's guest for this podcast it was the summer of 2020 and we were cautiously emerging from our first lockdown. Back then, in July 2020, I said that I admired this young mum from Chepstow for her understated determination, her strength of character and her obvious love for her family. Two difficult years on those words are truer than ever. Suzy Webster's Covid experiences have been an intense, distilled version of many of ours. We've all had to adapt, to become used to a new norm all the while knowing that it wasn't forever. For better or worse, families were thrown together in unusually close proximity. For Suzy, whose parents came to live with her, her husband Andrew and their two young daughters ten years ago, this meant caring, intimately, for her mum Barbara whose dementia is now so advanced that she rarely speaks and cannot walk or look after her personal needs. It brought two terrible days when they thought they were losing Barbara and open, honest conversations with the teenage girls.While continuing to work three days a week for Age Cymru (the Welsh equivalent of Age UK), Suzy, a trained social worker, cared for her mum for over three months before fully handing back this role to formal carers a few weeks ago. She was also home schooling her girls. She admits it was exhausting – physically, mentally and emotionally. Zoom helped them all. And online yoga gave Suzy breathing space. Recently, since the world's opened up, she's started playing netball and launched herself into sea dipping.So much has changed since 2020, Suzy says. “But every day is new and life moves on. There are moments of joy most days; sometimes you have to remind yourself to look for them and dwell in them. I hold mum's hand more now and stroke her hair. The girls tell her about their day and Andy always gives mum her dinner when he comes home from work”. It was very apparent the last time she and I spoke that Suzy's husband Andy, a hospice chaplain, is a huge support to her. “I couldn't have done any of this without him,” she told me. “He's a very special human being”. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Inside Running Podcast
237: Richard Welsh | Doha Diamond League, GOR Running Festival, Comm Games announcement & more

Inside Running Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 94:38


237: Richard Welsh | Doha Diamond League, GOR Running Festival, Comm Games announcement & more This episode of the Inside Running Podcast is brought to you by PILLAR Performance – Australia's leading sports micronutrition brand – providing high-strength formulations to support recovery, elevate energy and relieve joint inflammation for endurance athletes.  Available online now at pillarperformance.shop Brad lays down 10x1k and builds up the long runs. Julian starts to string along some continuity then pops down to Great Ocean Road. Brady braces for a month of racing while plotting out the course for a Moama Fun Run. Plenty of Aussies at Doha Diamond League, with Peter Bol taking 2nd in a tactical 800m with a time of 1:49.35. Jessica Hull came 3rd in the 3000m in 8:40.97 representing the Union Athletic Club kit. Matt Ramsden ran 3:38.83 for 6th place in the 1500m while Stewy McSweyn clocked in at 3:48.67. Ben Buckingham continued on from his performance in Japan with a 9:06.21 in the 3000m steeplechase. Doha Diamond League Results https://www.runnerstribe.com/latest-news/bol-second-in-doha-hull-third-recap/  Dion Finocchiaro wins his maiden Great Ocean Road Marathon, while Kirstin Bull takes her fourth victory in the marathon, six years after her previous victory. Andre Waring won both the Half & 14km, while Rachel McGuinness won the Half Marathon. Great Ocean Road Running Festival Post-Event Press Full Results Page Sydney Morning Herald Half won by Calli Thackery in 1:13:31 well clear of Leanne Pompeani and Abigail Nordberg, the morning after also winning the Great Ocean Road 14k Paradise Run in Apollo Bay, Victoria. Liam Adams added another victory taking out the race outright in 1:04:49 ahead of Tim Vincent and Liam Boudin. SMH Half Marathon Results Izzy Batt Doyle clocked a 31:40.1 at the Night of the 10K PBs at Highgate Hill, still seconds short of the qualifier. Georgia Griffith takes out the Millicent Fawcett Mile in 4:27.81, while Sarah Billings finished in 4:37.63 Night of the 10K PBs Results Ed Goddard places 10th at Copenhagen Marathon, in a time of 2:14:59 weeks after Manchester Marathon Copenhagen Marathon Results Athletics Australia announce first round of selections for the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games: Catriona Bisset - 800 Jessica Hull - 5000m Sinead Diver - Marathon Peter Bol - 800m Oli Hoare - 1500m Liam Adams - Marathon Jack Rayner - Marathon Athletic Australia Announcement Lululemon once again presents another edition of Training Talk and this time it's Brady's turn to talk us through the disadvantages of exploiting your GPS to gain false confidence Richard Welsh returns to the show to talk about his roles as General Manager of World Cross Country Championships in Bathurst in 2023 and Run Director of the upcoming McGrath Launceston Running Festival on Sunday 12th June 2022 to preview the elite fields in the 10K and Half Marathon. The boys then wrap up with their plans for the weekend and Brady drops some massive plans for December. Tickets are now on sale for the IRP Gold Coast Marathon Live Show presented by Pillar Performance to be held at the Southport RSL on Sunday 3rd July after the event.  

Jagbags
LITERARY EPISODE: The Arrested Adolescence of Nick Hornby

Jagbags

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 62:20


Len and Beave discuss the work of Nick Hornby in rhyme and riddle, like two true literary dudes. From "High Fidelity" to "About A Boy" to "Fever Pitch" to his latest work, "Just Like You", we break down his work, his love of pop culture, and his fixation on men stuck in ruts. Len implores Beave to stop bringing up the Welsh on every podcast. Len works his staff nearly to death in order to read all of Hornby's work. Tune in for LITERARY EXCELLENCE.

RNZ: Nine To Noon
Hokianga-London: Mahanga Mitchell taking Te Reo to the Globe

RNZ: Nine To Noon

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 15:01


Kathryn speaks with an 18 year old from Hokianga, who translated Shakespeare into Te Reo and is now representing Aotearoa at the Globe. Mahanga Mitchell hadn't performed theatre, let alone Shakespeare, before about a year ago. But his Whangarei Boy's High kiako persuaded him to give it a go. It turns out he has quite the talent. Mahanga won hearts and minds after translating Henry IV's Welsh character Owen Glendower's lines into Maori, and also by playing Banquo's ghost in Macbeth.

In This League Fantasy Baseball
Episode 557 - The Week of 5/16

In This League Fantasy Baseball

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 113:54


The Week of 5/16✅ The Reds No-Hitter Loss✅ Manaea, Gallen, Cortes rock it✅ Kelenic to the minors✅ Top pickups and more!Join up to be a member of the army and support your boys to create more and more fantasy football content that not only wins your league, but makes you laugh! Secret Shows every month, monthly fantasy chat, giveaways, discount codes and more! Find it all at the ITL Army Page Today at www.patreon.com/itlarmy or inthisleague.comFollow the guys on Twitter @IsItTheWelsh and @BogmanSports

Arts & Ideas
Speaking Welsh

Arts & Ideas

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 45:03


TV shows Hinterland and Hidden are bilingual using Welsh and English. Caryl Lewis, who has written scripts for these TV dramas and award-winning novels, joins Catherine Fletcher for an exploration of Cymraeg, the Welsh language. We hear from Richard King, whose book Brittle with Relics is an oral history of Wales in the second half of the twentieth century, Dr Elen Ifan from Cardiff University, and composer, performer and actor Seiriol Davies, whose new musical Milky Peaks is set in the 'bosom of Snowdonia'. Caryl Lewis's many novels include Martha, Jac a Sianco and Y Gemydd and she has just published her first novel written first in English and it is called Drift. Producer: Ruth Thomson

FantasyPros - Fantasy Baseball Podcast
MLB: Leading Off May 16th, 2022 (Ep. 511)

FantasyPros - Fantasy Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 35:45


Joey P. and The Welsh breakdown the latest in MLB for fantasy, DFS, sports wagering and more! Sponsors: BetMGM - Leading Off is brought to you by BetMGM, one of the leaders in US sports betting with the most extensive markets you'll find anywhere. Sign up now using promo code LEADINGOFF and win $150 if your team gets a hit!

Modern Startup Marketing
88 - My Approach To Producing 10-15 Pieces Of High-Quality Content Daily (Justin Welsh, Founder of Justin Welsh Media)

Modern Startup Marketing

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 42:20


Hi and welcome or welcome back! You're going to love this episode. I've known about Justin Welsh since I saw him in a video clip with Chris Walker about 2 years ago, and I've been following his journey ever since. Justin Welsh is the founder of Justin Welsh Media. He's an angel investor in B2B SaaS and an advisor for healthcare SaaS. He has built digital courses for how to get followers and customers from LinkedIn and Twitter. He would know. Justin has almost 200k followers on LI and almost 65k on Twitter AND tons of engagement. In the past, Justin helped to build two $50M+ ARR companies and raise over $300M in venture capital (SVP of Sales at PatientPop, a Series C SaaS where he still serves as strategic advisor, and Director of Strategic Sales at ZocDoc). Here's what we hit on: Writing can be harder and take longer versus (for example) talking on a podcast. How do you have so much content to write every single day? What are those systems you use to produce 10-15 pieces of high-quality written content every single day; Top books and creators Justin follows and recommends; Most people push content out and don't analyze it...you do have to study it; What are the specific tools you use as part of your system; Justin's mission is to be a "diversified entrepreneur" and he's creating operating systems to do just that. Can you help explain what diversified entrepreneur means? What's your WHY; Justin built The Content OS digital course, what are your top learnings to share for folks that want to be successful at productizing their knowledge (HINT: Justin has a 5-step process); How to build and execute from $0 to $50M+ ARR at your startup...thinking back to PatientPop and ZocDoc, what were the milestones for the different stages, e.g. hiring, running experiments, marketing + sales collaboration, etc. What matters at each stage; What are your top challenges, what are you trying to figure out; What are 1-2 big sales trends you're seeing today that startups should be aware of (HINT: there's a big missed opportunity to empower your team to create content where your buyers are hanging out online); What are some goals you want to accomplish (personal, professional) in 2022. You can reach Justin on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/justinwelsh/ On Twitter: @JustinSaaS Find out more about Justin by visiting his website: https://www.justinwelsh.me/ For more content, subscribe to Modern Startup Marketing on Apple or Spotify (or wherever you like to listen). You can find Anna on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/annafurmanov or visit this website: www.furmanovmarketing.com Thanks for listening! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/anna-furmanov/message

The Graham Norton Radio Show Podcast with Waitrose
Abi Morgan, Joanna Scanlon, Sara Cox & Elizabeth Day

The Graham Norton Radio Show Podcast with Waitrose

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 87:04


Happy Monday! The Graham Norton Radio Show comes live from Turin for this year's Eurovision 2022!This week on the show:Screenwriter and playwright Abi Morgan joins me to chat all about her new book ‘This Is Not A Pity Memoir' The delightful Joanna Scanlan spills the beans on her gritty new Welsh thriller The Light In The Hall Writer and host of the How To Fail podcast Elizabeth Day has us on tenterhooks in the paperback version of her thriller, Magpie. Broadcaster Sara Cox is now a novelist! She's here to chat about her debut novel Thrown. The checkout challenge got another spin - let's see who got lucky.And show chef Martha's got some Italian treats in store for us.And Graham and Maria share some Graham's Guide problems!Be sure to subscribe and check out our socials @VirginRadioUK See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1001 Album Complaints
#52 Super Furry Animals - Rings Around the World

1001 Album Complaints

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 77:56


Super Furry Animals emerged from the Welsh "Cool Cymru" scene in 1990s and have become a cult favorite in the decades since. The team discuss studio indulgences, perfectly stacked harmonies, and the meaning of celebrity album cameos. Listen to our episode companion playlist (compilation of the songs we referenced on this episode) here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1N0AvmuVkjlBPF20RQKKuM?si=e1bc717443cf4604 (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1N0AvmuVkjlBPF20RQKKuM?si=e1bc717443cf4604) Listen to Rings Around the World here: https://open.spotify.com/album/6g6WBTqT5gE4fAcwRljpjc?si=EA_51l8iTe2bB9OCKXh98A (https://open.spotify.com/album/6g6WBTqT5gE4fAcwRljpjc?si=EA_51l8iTe2bB9OCKXh98A) Email us your complaints (or questions / comments) at 1001AlbumComplaints@gmail.com Intro music courtesy of https://open.spotify.com/artist/6iUot3X4FwzuZVHMQ4xh4P?si=TOpyXme9QU-Hf71jjj7_DQ&dl_branch=1 (The Beverly Crushers) Outro music courtesy of https://open.spotify.com/artist/4ehOaXsBSc6eMO2fnveJU2?si=UrpyPkbrQh2AB9wQBLVbOg&dl_branch=1 (MEGA) NEW: We have Merch! https://www.amazon.com/1001-Album-Complaints-Premium-T-Shirt/dp/B09J36918F/ref=sr_1_38?qid=1652737355&refinements=p_4%3AThe+Chop+Unlimited&s=apparel&sr=1-38 (1001 Album )https://www.amazon.com/Album-Complaints-banner-Premium-T-Shirt/dp/B09C4XT3FT/ref=sr_1_40?qid=1652737394&refinements=p_4%3AThe+Chop+Unlimited&s=apparel&sr=1-40 (Complaints T-shirts) Next week's album: Kid Rock - Devil Without a Cause

The Untold
Island Warden Wanted

The Untold

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 27:49


If you look out to the horizon from the coast of South Wales or North Somerset, you see two bumps on the horizon - one tall and one flat. These are the islands of Steep Holm and Flat Holm - the former is English, the latter Welsh. Since 2018, Mat Brown has been the warden of Flat Holm - an island of just 500m across, mainly populated by gulls. He is responsible for the island's nature reserve, its buildings (which include a lighthouse, a foghorn cottage, a Victorian barracks and a ruined cholera hospital), its tiny museum and its tinier pub. With the help of a team of volunteers, he welcomes daytrippers and conservationists to the island and maintains the natural and built environment. After four years of island life, he's decided that it's time to return to the mainland. Who will take on this very unique job and how will they fare? Produced by Mair Bosworth for BBC Audio

The History of Literature
408 Dylan Thomas (with Scott Carter)

The History of Literature

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 59:54


Do not go gentle into this good episode! Rage, rage against the dying of the... well, things fall apart there, don't they? (Because we're not gifted poets like Dylan Thomas!) In this episode, Jacke talks to producer, playwright, and performer Scott Carter about his lifelong passion for the Welsh bard who took the U.K. by storm in the mid-twentieth-century and America by even stormier storm soon thereafter. Which poems are best? What's good about them? How did they feed into the mythic reputation of Dylan Thomas? And what does it all mean for us today? Additional listening ideas: T.S. Eliot and "The Waste Land" 325 Philip Larkin 396 Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes (with Heather Clark) Help support the show at patreon.com/literature or historyofliterature.com/shop. The History of Literature Podcast is a member of Lit Hub Radio and the Podglomerate Network. Learn more at www.thepodglomerate.com/historyofliterature. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Spoiler Filled Film Conversation, Hooray!
341: Silent Hill [2006] Movie Discussion

Spoiler Filled Film Conversation, Hooray!

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022


Yeah, we know. Everybody and their Mum have talked about Silent Hill. Well now you can add 3 Welsh chumps to that list because we couldn’t resist. Jamie and Ant are here to attempt to exorcise some demons from their love of the Silent Hill franchise and Rich is here mainly to scold them for … Continue reading "341: Silent Hill [2006] Movie Discussion"

Duchess
Virginia Grant of Kingston Bagpuize House

Duchess

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 39:21


Episode Description: This week, the Duchess meets the brilliant Virginia Grant of Kingston Bagpuize House. In this episode, the Duchess learns about the perfect architectural symmetry of Kingston Bagpuize, we are taken on a tour through the rare fauna on the estate, and Virginia reveals what it's really like to have Maggie Smith in your home. Top Quotes: “My guidance to future generations would be don't ignore what your predecessors did. It's so important you preserve the estates. It's so important to realise you have this jewel and you must look after it properly.” - Virginia Grant “These homes, this is part of OUR heritage and I mean our heritage as a country. We have this extraordinary wealth of art, of buildings, of scenery. In time, when there are houses all around them these estates will be an oasis for people to enjoy.” - Virginia Grant About the Guest and Stately Home: Virginia Grant is a qualified barrister and the current custodian of Kingston Bagpuize House & Garden. Virginia married Francis Tollemache Grant, son of Sir Francis Cullen Grant of Monymusk, 12th Baronet in 1993. The couple had two children together Elizabeth and Alexander and, following the passing of her husband in 2003, Virginia became responsible for the management, maintenance and development of the house, its gardens, parkland and the estate buildings. Kingston Bagpuize House is an historic stately home that sits in the village Kingston Bagpuize in Oxfordshire. Thought to have been built originally in the 1660's, the house seen today is largely the result of remodelling done in the early 1700's. The beautiful gardens at Kingston Bagpuize House were created by Miss Raphael and contains a notable collection of unusual trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs. Kingston Bagpuize House was used as the set of 'Cavenham Park', the residence of 'Lord Merton', in the television series Downton Abbey. It was also used as 'Mrs Goddard's School' in the 2020 feature film Emma. About the Host: Emma Rutland, The Duchess of Rutland, did not always stride the halls of stately homes. Born Emma Watkins, the Duchess grew up the daughter of a Quaker farmer, in the Welsh marsh countryside. She trained as an opera singer in the Guildhall School of Music, and worked as a successful interior designer before meeting her future husband David Manners, the 11th Duke of Rutland, at a dinner party. Their marriage in 1992 would transform Emma Watkins into the 11th Duchess of Rutland, thrusting her into the world of aristocracy, and handing her the responsibility of one of the nation's great treasures: Belvoir Castle. While simultaneously running the day to day operations of the castle, and raising five children, The Duchess became fascinated with the history and importance of the other stately homes of the UK. Join The Duchess as she embarks on a wonderful journey through time, to learn more about the incredible homes that have defined Great Britain and, most importantly, meet the other extraordinary women who work tirelessly behind their doors to preserve their history and magic for future generations. Resources: https://kbhevents.uk/ (https://kbhevents.uk/) https://www.belvoircastle.com/ (https://www.belvoircastle.com/) https://www.onefineplay.com/ (https://www.onefineplay.com/) https://www.emmaduchessrutland.com/ (https://www.emmaduchessrutland.com/) https://www.duchessthepodcast.com/ https://www.abercrombiekent.co.uk/about-us/partners/duchess

AWESOME ASTRONOMY
#119 - May 2022 Part 2

AWESOME ASTRONOMY

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 68:37


The Discussion: Getting back in the studio Watch us recording in our behind the scenes 10th Anniversary show Inspiring children to think about careers in science Listener's emails about swearing in the podcast and .     The News: Our favourite Welsh satellite space company, Space Forge Rocket Lab's attempt to catch a falling rocket booster with a helicopter More JWST updates Jeff Bezos buys every western rocket (that's not owned by Musk) for the next 5 years UK Space Energy initiative's concept for a Bond villain style space-based solar power plant   The news discussion: The ongoing saga of Boeing's Starliner spaceship     Q&A: Blue Origin have New Glenn and New Shepard rockets, named after American pioneers of spaceflight. Assuming that this isn't going to just be the men, does this mean that in the future we can expect a rocket called “New Ride”? From our good friend Andy Burns in the UK.

In This League
5/14 Hour 2: Michael Richards, MLB Prospects, Fantasy Baseball, & More

In This League

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 47:09


The Welsh are join by Michael Richards, writer & prospect analyst at Fantrax, to discuss prospects, which ones stand out, and much more!

In This League
5/14 Hour 1: Brady's Fox Deal, Fantasy Baseball Stat Discussion, & More

In This League

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 46:38


Bogman and The Welsh react to the recent news of Tom Brady signing a 10 year announcing contract with Fox once he retires, discuss important baseball stats to compare for certain players, and much more!

Principled
S7E13 | How corporate purpose is foundational to business innovation and success

Principled

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 29:48


What you'll learn in this podcast episode As the business world makes an overdue shift from shareholder to stakeholder capitalism, is it possible that we will see an erosion of innovation? How does a company's purpose impact its success? In this episode of the Principled Podcast, LRN Chief Advisory Officer Ty Francis MBE talks about how corporate purpose and stakeholder capitalism fuel innovation with Mark R. Hatch, CEO of clean energy startup SiLi-ion, Inc., an instigator of the maker movement with the founding of TechShop, author of The Maker Movement Manifesto and The Maker Revolution, and researcher on the influence of “organizational purpose” on innovation and business transformation at Pepperdine University. Mark has dedicated his career to educating the business community on innovation and advanced manufacturing and has spoken at the White House on these topics. Listen in as the two discuss what it means to help people—and companies—around the world do the right thing.   Featured Guest: Mark Hatch Mark R. Hatch is an advanced manufacturing entrepreneur, writer, and sought-after speaker and advisor on innovation, the maker movement, digital strategy, and advanced manufacturing. He has held executive positions for innovation, disruptive technology, entrepreneurship, and intrapreneurship in various industry sectors. Mark is the CEO of clean energy startup SiLi-ion, Inc. and an advisor to Studio MFG, an advanced spatial-web innovation consulting and manufacturing design firm. Mark has dedicated his career to educating the business community on innovation and advanced manufacturing and has spoken about these topics to various audiences—including the White House, TEDx, Global Fortune 500 firms, and Harvard University. He has appeared on prominent media outlets such as ABC, CBS, NBC, Bloomberg, CNN, and Fox, and has been quoted in Bloomberg Business, FastCompany, Forbes, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The LA Times, and The San Francisco Chronicle among other publications. An avid researcher on the influence of “organizational purpose” on innovation and business transformation, Mark is working on his DBA at Pepperdine University and is a faculty member for digital innovation and strategy at Pepperdine's Graziado School of Business. He is also an entrepreneur in residence at UC Berkeley. Mark holds an MBA from the Drucker Center at Claremont Graduate University and a BA in economics from UCI.   Featured Host: Ty Francis Ty Francis MBE is a Welsh-American business development, operations executive, and subject matter expert in Corporate Governance, Ethics, Compliance and Culture and is currently LRN's Head of Advisory Services, and a member of the Executive Team as a Special Advisor to the CEO.  Ty has utilized his expansive network of industry experts and thought leaders to help companies enhance corporate character, culture, D&I and transparency and has launched E&C programs and forums in the US, UK, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Brazil, Singapore, Brazil and the Middle East. He spent over a decade in New York City where he was EVP of Global Programs at the Ethisphere Institute and prior to that led the Corporate Board member business at the New York Stock Exchange's Governance Services division.  In 2019, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Business by the UK's Solent University for his outstanding contribution in the field of corporate governance and international trade. In 2017, Ty was appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE), by Queen Elizabeth II, in recognition of services to business.  Ty also studied at Stanford's Rock Centre for Corporate Governance and Oxford University's Said Business School and is a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP).    Principled Podcast Transcription Intro: Welcome to the Principled Podcast, brought to you by LRN. The Principled Podcast brings together the collective wisdom on ethics, business and compliance, transformative stories of leadership, and inspiring workplace culture. Listen in to discover valuable strategies from our community of business leaders, and workplace change makers. Ty Francis: As the business world makes an overdue shift from shareholder to stakeholder capitalism, is it possible that we'll see an erosion of innovation? How does a company's purpose impact its success? Hello, and welcome to another episode of LRN's Principled Podcast. I'm your host, Ty Francis, Chief Advisory Officer LRN. Today I'm joined by Mark Hatch, an accomplished entrepreneur, advanced manufacturing expert, and sought after speaker on topics of innovation, disruptive technology, and the future of work. Mark holds an MBA from the Drucker Center at Claremont Graduate University. And is presently pursuing a DBA, a doctor of business administration, from Pepperdine University. We are going to be talking today about corporate purpose, stakeholder capitalism, and what it means to help people, and companies around the world do the right thing. After several successful decades in business, Mark is now researching the influence of organizational purpose on innovation and business transformation at Pepperdine, while simultaneously serving as CEO of the clean energy startup, SiLi-ion, amongst other things. Mark Hatch, thanks for joining me on the Principled Podcast. Mark Hatch: Thank you very much, Ty. It's great to be here. Ty Francis: Okay so, for those of us saying to ourselves, "Where have I heard this name before," please tell us a little bit about your professional history. Now, we know you as the founder of TechShop, and an instigator in the maker movement. What else? Oh, yes, you've spoken at White House about advanced manufacturing, and at the Clinton Global Initiative, something my wife [inaudible 00:01:58] was actually involved in during her time at Swiss Re. Mark Hatch:   Oh, how fun. Ty Francis: Yeah, she was at Swiss Re for about 10 years and worked very closely with President Clinton. So, that's a name, it's all too familiar in my household. But I also know you're involved in the Singularity University, which sounds very Star Trekky, which is an interesting side note, especially since we're talking about purpose today. So, I've given an overview, but can you give us a little bit more about your backstory Mark? Mark Hatch:   Oh, hit a couple high points. I'm a former green beret, so I was in the army for three years coming out of high school, which was quite entertaining. And then, I started my first company, an interactive multimedia company back in '80s. One of the things I've discovered that I'm really good at is jumping into something way too early. And then, getting beaten up for years and years until it becomes the obvious next thing. The interesting thing about that interactive media though, was that John McAfee of McAfee Antivirus was one of my first investors. I actually got to know John before he became infamous, I guess. I spent a little bit of time at Avery Dennison, a big package goods company. A little bit of time at Kinkos, where I launched the e-commerce portion for Kinkos. And pulled T1 lines around the United States to wire them all up. Spent a little bit of time doing a health benefits ASP and so forth. But most people, if they know who I am at all, is from the maker movement days wrote a couple books in it, and spent a lot of time traipsing around the globe trying to get people to make things again. Ty Francis: Well, I want to touch a couple of those things. So now, you aren't the average professor, as we've just heard, because you've got some real bites to your bark. Within what you just told me, I did read that you raised over $20 million and turned TechShop into that leading brand in the maker movement, growing it from 1 to 12 locations. And more impressively membership and revenue 20X in five years. I got that right, 20X? Mark Hatch: 20, yeah. As long as you start from a very small base, it's really easy to hit those high numbers. Ty Francis: I think you and I have got a different definition of the word easy.  If that wasn't impressive enough, you also grew that $200 million business at Kinkos by 18%. But I think more impressive than that, and someone who runs a P and L you cut costs by 15 million in a single year. Mark Hatch: In a single year, yeah. Ty Francis: That is both impressive. And I get, your students get a kick out of all that experience. We had a pre-conversation before. And I mentioned that I'm lucky enough to know Sir Richard Branson. And he told me years ago how he went into a bookshop, and pulled a bunch of books off the library that were about business. I think the first 20 he counted, none of the authors had actually been in business, or run a business, and were anecdotal at best. Looking at what you've done and what you've succeeded, how has that happened? And how has that paradigm shifted to you now? Mark Hatch: One, I do actually tend to live in the future. It's a bad habit. I've got a very, very clear view of what I believe is going to happen. And I clearly did not take my desert training in the Special Forces very well, where they beat into your head, never mistake a clear view for a short distance. It will kill you. So, I saw interactive multimedia early. I saw dot com early. I've seen many of these things. What I managed to do with TechShop was raise funds, and grow the base quickly enough so that we actually survive for a solid 10 years. But what I do is innovation. My entire career has been on the edge between in a research and development, or the most recent trends, and then commercializing them, turning them into something that a consumer can understand, and acquire. Ty Francis: So, I am seeing a Star Trek theme in all of this, by the way. Seeing into the future. A Q-esque type person here. But this is fascinating. And you, obviously, have an incredible foundation [inaudible 00:06:08] what you are doing, looking at the past, predicting the future. But I do want to tap more into the research you're doing at Pepperdine. And as part of your DBA, again, I'm looking at this and I have an honorary doctorate, and I feel very, very small right now. Mark Hatch: Congratulations. That's quite impressive actually. Ty Francis: Yeah, but apparently when the air cabin crew asks if there's a doctor on the plane, I'm not allowed to raise my hand. When they say, "What can you help this person with?" I can say, "Well, I've got an interesting anecdote about business." So the DBA you're pursuing right now, I mean, I particularly admire the notion of going back to school for an advanced degree. I've had a limited amount of business success. And during the lockdown, I took three courses, one at a side business university at Oxford, one at Stanford, and one at the London School of Economics. The recurring theme through all of those courses... One was executive leadership. One was DEI and leveraging business through it. And the other was international relations and global politics. Organizational purpose was a common theme through all of those postgraduate and diplomas. And it was fascinating how that was a theme, and linking back into business. So, I want you to talk about your work on organizational purpose. But first of all, can you give me, or us a definition of your definition of organizational purpose? Mark Hatch:    There are like three versions of what purpose means. But to get a little bit technical, the short version is really simple. Like the single word, the single concept is why a corporation exists. That's what purpose means, why? Now, usually, when you use the term, what is your corporate purpose? You're not thinking of the single thing that the word means. You're thinking of a corporate purpose statement, or a development of a series of concepts. Or, as they say in business speak, it's a construct. So, I have adopted George et al's from 2021, which is interesting. Most of this good work has happened just in the last few years. So, purpose in the for profit context captures the essence of an organization's existence by explaining what value it seeks to create for its stakeholders. So, you're creating value. But then he goes on and defines it a little bit more, which I like. "In doing so purpose provides a clear definition of firm's intent, creates the ability for the stakeholders to identify with and be inspired by the firm's mission, vision, and values, and establishes actionable pathways, and an inspirational outcome for the firm." Sorry, that's very technical, but that's the best broad version that includes mission, vision, and values, which people tend to associate with purpose when you ask them what a corporate purpose is. But let me back up a little bit. So, the reason I got intrigued with this was, well first of all, I'm very purpose driven personally. I was, usually, involved with technologies that I found intriguing, and could improve humanity in some way. But my experience at TechShop was at a completely different level. People were joining because of the purpose of this idea that we could remake our lives by going to a shop that had, basically, democratized access to the tools of the industrial revolution. We were giving the average Joe access to tools that they had never had access to, unless they were 80 years old, had come up at three machine shop or something. But we were giving them laser cutters, and 3D printers, and so forth.  And I personally got a level of satisfaction out of that. And I got my staff members to perform at levels I had never seen before. We had members that are evangelists. I mean, it seemed like sometimes they would go out on the street and tell people, "Have you heard of this place? You've got to come in." We had this one member, he quit his job. And he didn't have a great job to begin with, but he quit his job as a night watchman, came up and couch surfed. Like that was a thing for a while, couchsurfing.com where you could go and spend the night at somebody's house randomly. This was well before hotel folks came along. He would evangelize each couch that he slept on became a member, like not the couch, the people. Every place that he went, we got new members. And we thought about maybe paying him just to hang around, and sleep on a new couch every night because he was our best attractor. And so, this got me really interested in this concept of what is your corporate purpose? And how does it play out and impact the organization at large? Ty Francis: I think the biggest question that we have, and I have is when people are talking about this concept, how organizations are dealing with this, how are you articulating this to companies, to brands, to leaders, and how to actually put this into practice? Because many of the conversations I have with boards, with GCs, with anyone, they understand the problem. They see what's happening. They read and they see blogs, and they have conversations with the fellow board members. But it's actually the tangibility of creating a strategy that puts this into place. And something they can follow. I guess what's the sticky sauce? What's the magic wand that you throw over your clients, your peers on how do I actually put this into play? Mark Hatch: So the research that I'm doing specifically came out of kind of the question, how do I deal with the naysayers? How do I convince a board, or a C-suite folks that are like, "Yeah, yeah, yeah, whatever, whatever, whatever. I've got my ESG guy and they're going to keep me between the lanes, and everything's going to be fine." I started down this path as like, what do we actually know about corporate purpose? Where did it spring from? Actually, I go all the way back. What's the original concept of a corporation? Where did that come from? And it goes all the way back. It's crazy. It goes all the way back to pre-Babylonian times. And I won't bore you with all of that, but it turns out you couldn't have a corporation without having a purpose of some kind. It wasn't allowed. The state would not allow it. The king would not allow it. I've got a great quote out of the Law of Corporations 1702, "The sole purpose of a corporation is to improve the society and support the king." Full stop. You can't say, "Okay, I'm here to do like, blah, blah, blah. And I'm going to make this." No, no, no, no. How are you going to help your customers? How are you going to improve society? And how are you going to support the king? And if you don't have an answer to that, I'm sorry, not only will I not give you corporation, if I happen to have given you one, and you have strayed too far, I will shut you down. And this was actually the norm up to about 1880 globally. And there's this great quote. It was Massachusetts Bay Company and they charged this poor sod 200 pounds for overcharging his customer. And then, on Sunday morning, the preacher got engaged talking about the egregious greed, and what can happen. And it was simply against the law. And then, things changed with the 14th amendment, some other bizarre things. But we've had this like weird era, and that's how I would describe it, between 1886 to about 1950, we were set loose. You didn't have to have a purpose at all. You actually didn't need any purpose at all. You could just go down to Delaware and say, "I want to set up a company." And they go, "Great." They still would ask, what are you going to do? And so, in your mind, you had to at least have a customer, or somebody you were going to steal money from. You had to have some idea. So even today in your charters, you have to say, "Okay, I'm going to be in this industry segment," which by the way, you just send them a note and that can change. But about around 1950, that started to shift. So, that was a long winded way of saying, so how do we deal with these guys? And what I wanted to do, and what I'm doing is I'm a practical guy, I'm a practitioner. I don't want to sell them something that doesn't work. What does that mean for your purpose? And so, I'm really intrigued with this idea of empirically based management tools. How do you know something works? Not one of those 19 books that Sir Branson was talking about, but the one that comes out of the trenches. So, I've gone back and I've done a fairly significant review of all of the literature on corporate purpose. What's actually known from a theoretical perspective from doing interviews, which I don't put a lot of weight into because you get what you want out of your interviews. But actual empirical work that's been done in this space. And it turns out those corporations that do have a purpose that's more than simply serving customers, they have substantially superior financial returns. And actually, I think your firm is an example that promulgates that point of view based on research you guys have done in the past. Ty Francis: Our tagline is, principle performance. And I'll add that some research we did last year echoes most of what you're saying. I mean, all of what you're saying. My own advisory team released a report alongside our marketing team. And we called it our LRN Benchmark of Ethical Culture, which is a multi-year, it's a collaborative research effort, which draws data from nearly 8,000 employees, 17 industries, 14 countries. And that study conclusively proves that ethical cultures don't just protect corporate reputations, but they propel the bottom line. Companies with the strongest ethical cultures, strongly outperform by approximately 40% those with weakest ethical cultures. And that was across all measures of business performance, customer satisfaction. You talked about employee loyalty, innovation, adaptability, and growth. It's very simple, and you can make a lot of links to this. But if you keep people happy, if people believe in what you are doing, they will stay. If they stay, they will not leave. If they will not leave, they will not take IP with them. They will not go somewhere else. So, all that money you've invested in hiring them, training them, making them better people they will not take that somewhere else. Mark Hatch: Yeah, your brand positioning, your ability to [inaudible 00:16:32]. The theory is actually pretty well illuminated. Actually, the step that I'm taking... I think we have, in fact, proven that having a higher purpose can, or will result in superior financial success. So, there's my answer to the naysayers. This is really simple besides being the right thing to do, and to feel good about yourself, and your company when you go home at night, and you talk to your kids about what you're doing, your returns are higher. But the next question that I asked is, okay, show me how? Just throwing a purpose together and announcing it from the mountaintop is not the right answer. Now, we are getting results, so kudos to the companies that are executing. But I'm trying to answer the question, okay, how do you operationalize a superior purpose? What are the actual specific financial drivers that create superior firm performance? Innovation, and then specifically radical innovation is historically the largest way that firms create superior returns by far. There are other ways of doing it: brand, financial management, operations, Six Sigma, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. But the number one way of improving your financial performance is actually to do innovation. And then radical innovation in particular. That's my little chunk that I'm chewing on is can I show that firms with a higher aspirational purpose actually get superior innovation returns and superior radical innovation returns? And the quantitative numbers have come in. I'm now working on writing it up. And it's clear like it's 0.0001 chance that it's false. In fact, a higher purpose does drive radical innovation in a very significant way. It explains 30% of the variance of that. And like 35 to 37% of all variance in your innovation. It's huge. So, my answer is, okay, install, purpose, and innovate. Point this amazing effort that you've created, point this missile down the range at radical innovation because you're going to get an enormous return out of it. Ty Francis: You've actually answered the next question I was going to ask about, what this means for the future of business, and what is your vision for how company leaders can apply these insights? As you said, it's not enough for somebody to read in a book about what's happening. It's how they can relate that and put that into practice to change the dynamic of their own companies. We're not just talking about this. Investors are asking companies point blank, define your purpose. What are you doing to make the world around you better? Larry Fingers, writing to CEOs every single year. In the UK, the banking industry are asking, "Yes, we get it. You're raising capital for people, but what else are you doing?" It's a little bit, what have you done for me lately kind of thing. Mark Hatch: We've come full circle now. In 1886, we decided, okay, you don't have to have a purpose. But now, we are rewriting the laws. The SEC in the US, the UK, as you mentioned, the French have done it. The Italians have done it. The Germans did it ages ago. But there's an enormous amount of pressure now on corporations to be able to explicitly measure what their social good is. They don't necessarily call it your purpose, but that's what they're getting at. When I came at this, of course, I have the context of working at Singularity University as a speaker. And I know, I know a friend of mine is Salim Ismail, who's driving this whole exponential organization's effort globally. And, in it, he said, sidebar conversation. "So Mark, I've tried to do these exponential innovation efforts without a massively transformative purpose at the beginning of the effort because the corporation was like, 'Yeah, you're making me feel kind of weird about this idea of changing the world and all that. We're an X company, let's just do the execution part and skip the massively transformative purpose part.'" And he said, "Every single time we did that, it failed. Every single time. We got nominal innovation out of it." And it actually makes sense when you think about the internal resistance of individuals in their risk profiles. Typically, you go to work and you want to have things normal. And then, what's going to happen all day long, and you're competent and so forth. But when you start doing innovation and, particularly radical innovation, you don't know what tomorrow looks like. You don't understand who your customer is. You don't know what the value is per se. And you're thrown in the deep end and you got to figure it out. Now, it's not quite that bad, but it is substantially different than your day-to-day. And it's hard. Doing radical innovation is the hardest part of being in business because you don't know how it's going to come out. That as a background, is like, "Oh my goodness, you're kidding me. You just told me that one of the keys to being able to execute this isn't actually reaching for the stars." It's not like, can we get a 15% increase in this? Or can we cut costs by 10% or 5%? It's can you cut cost by 50%? Can we double our market share? Can we open up an entirely new market segment? Just saying those words creates a new tension in somebody's head. You bring them in and say, "Okay, we're going to get 10% here, and 15% there." And everybody goes, "Oh cool, I don't have to change anything. I can go back to my desk and keep stamping those pieces of paper. And I'm good." You come in and say, "I want a 50% increase. And I need a 30% reduction over here," actually you've lost the audience because for the next five minutes, all they're going to be wondering is whether or not they have a job. Am I qualified to do this? That's what got me going. And we live in the most exciting time in all of human history. We've got more technologies coming on stream in amazing and radical ways, and how they're interacting with one another is absolutely stunning. So, this is the best time in all of human history to do radical innovation. This is the best time to go after actually deep purposes. And I feel sorry for these corporations who are going, "Okay, let's try to get a 12% bump over the next two years." They're doomed. In my mind it's like, forget it. You and I and others in this world are going to teach the executive suite that radical innovation is possible, it will drive the bottom line, make them feel better and will, in fact, change the world. And I'm proving it empirically. That's kind of what I'm excited about. Ty Francis: It reminds me of a quote that was a famous NFL coach. And I can't remember it now and I'll come back to you by the end of the podcast. But it was about reaching for perfection that you'll never attain it. But on the way down, you will hit excellence. And I think this is an area why people aren't reaching for the stars is surprising because it's that competitive advantage. When we talk about how this is a competitive advantage, not just on a social scale, but on a business scale, we've been talking to board directors. We had a collaboration with a group called Tapestry Networks. We spoke to 40 directors of publicly traded companies, I mean 40, 50 companies. And they represented about 70 or 80 different companies across their different board positions. We did this specifically to talk about purpose and culture. We released the findings in a report called Activating Culture and Ethics for Boards late last year. And the results, albeit mostly predictable, the boards want to put culture at the top of their priority list, but they still don't fully understand how to measure it. The refreshing part was that they see that the paradigm shifted from board members having a nose in, fingers out ability to more having nose and fingers in because they are starting to see this as a competitive benefit to having both strategy and culture and purpose aligned. And with that, I think they're seeing they have a better understanding of what corporate purpose should be. I think we're trying to see a tangible move in the... I'm using quotation marks here, a "tone from the top" conversation on how boards are impacting priorities, and are influencing culture. So, how does that help your research for what you are doing now for the future of work? Mark Hatch: You've done the surveys, you know what the answers are. But what I'm trying to do is start a small renaissance around, prove it to me. What are the actual ways that you operationalize it? It's like, okay, employee retention. Okay, measure employee retention. But don't just measure employee retention, invest in your employees. If you know that they're going to hang around longer, don't just sit on your hands, and say, "Oh cool, they're going to be here longer. Woo hoo." No, no, no. What that means is you can't actually invest in them in ways that your competitors can't. That's operationalizing this idea of this competitive advantage, invest in your customers, invest in your brand. What are you doing specifically to drive your brand in relations in a deeper way? You've created this competitive advantage. You've got this great purpose now sitting on the shelf. Great. How are you going to operationalize it? And can we measure it? That's my point. It's can we actually measure it and see what the returns are? Ty Francis: The measurement, that's the trick. Everyone knows what they should be doing, but they don't know how they should be doing it. Mark Hatch: And if you don't measure it, then you don't care about it. Ty Francis: Wasn't that the famous misquote from Peter Drucker what you can't manage, you can measure, or the other way around? Mark Hatch: Right. Ty Francis: So we've been talking a lot about boards and purpose, but we know the SEC, and we're talking about the US. Obviously, although I'm American, I'm also Welsh. So, I'm curious if your research extends to Europe, or other regions. I mean, is this universal? Or is it just stage one USA, stage two [inaudible 00:25:55]? Mark Hatch:    It does work at least in the UK. So, I chose my sample's 50/50, US/UK. 50/50, male/female. Native English speakers, try to control for some other variables. This is clearly true in the UK and the US. My suspicion, obviously, is that it's true in a lot of other parts of the world as well. Other research suggests that it is at least pan-European. Gartenberg's work and others. Gartenberg did some quantitative research that had 500,000 companies in it from around the globe. And they were able to show empirically that purpose does, in fact, drive superior financial returns, similar to what your research did. Ty Francis: When you're talking about this corporate purpose, I've noticed working in the States for a long time, that there is in the States and, to a certain extent, in the UK as well, there's a shareholder driven purpose kind of alignment where there's in broader Europe, France, and Germany, and Italy there's more of a stakeholder driven perception. So, there you see in Germany where you've got the different kind of board levels, and with the very straight labor laws in France, you are seeing that connection between leadership, and the employee base having to be aligned because they've got no choice because if they don't like what their companies are doing, they can change it, and quite dramatically. So, that would be interesting to see how that dynamic between the UK and the US, but then certainly further afield of that, how the European companies and organizations are actually using this corporate purpose vehicle to their competitive advantage. Mark Hatch: Right. One might hypothesize that corporate purpose, that's a fundamental driver. But how you operationalize it may vary from region to region. Maybe brand is a better tool than radical innovation. Maybe employee retention is a better one. I'm not sure. I doubt it, frankly. I think innovation is one of the fundamental things that you do as a business. Drucker would say, you're not even an entrepreneur, if you're not doing innovation. You can call yourself a businessman, but you're not an entrepreneur. And so, I suspect that innovation. And then as we're moving, again, the opportunity set available now to innovate is phenomenal. Radical innovation, it should be a fundamental strategy for any business that's trying to drive purpose into their organization, and with their stakeholders. Ty Francis: Well, before we sign off, and before I get a raft of my very angry American listeners asking why this British guy is talking about American football? It was Vince Lombardi, [inaudible 00:28:28]. And his quote was, and I'll see if I can get this right, "Perfection's not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence." Mark Hatch: Yeah. Ty Francis: So Mark Hatch, this has been a fascinating conversation and one that we have merely pricked the surface of. And I'd like to have you back to talk a little bit more definitively, especially when the research is done, to look at those results. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me today and us on this episode.       My name is Ty Francis. I want to thank you all for listening to the Principled Podcast by LRM. If you have enjoyed the conversation today, please do give us a top rating on your favorite podcast app. Goodbye for now. Outro: We hope you enjoyed this episode. The Principled Podcast is brought to you by LRN. At LRN, our mission is to inspire principled performance in global organizations by helping them foster winning ethical cultures rooted in sustainable values. Please visit us at lrn.com to learn more. And if you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to our podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or wherever you listen. And don't forget to leave us a review.

FantasyPros - Fantasy Baseball Podcast
MLB: Leading Off May 13th, 2022 (Ep. 510)

FantasyPros - Fantasy Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 33:42


Joey P. and The Welsh breakdown the latest in MLB for fantasy, DFS, sports wagering and more! Sponsors: BetMGM - Leading Off is brought to you by BetMGM, one of the leaders in US sports betting with the most extensive markets you'll find anywhere. Sign up now using promo code LEADINGOFF and win $150 if your team gets a hit!

LARB Radio Hour
Celia Paul's "Letters to Gwen John"

LARB Radio Hour

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 44:26


Kate Wolf and Medaya Ocher are joined by acclaimed artist and writer Celia Paul to speak about her latest book Letters to Gwen John, an epistolary memoir addressed to the Welsh painter Gwen John, who lived and worked in Paris in the late 19th and early 20th century. Paul explores the connections between herself and John, who was a passionate defender of her own artistic practice, as well the lover of a much older, much more established man, the sculptor and painter Auguste Rodin. In her letters to John, Paul considers what it means to be a woman and an artist, as well as a mother and a romantic partner. Also, Douglas Stuart, author of Young Mungo, returns to recommend Maria McCann's As Meat Loves Salt.

LA Review of Books
Celia Paul's "Letters to Gwen John"

LA Review of Books

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 44:25


Kate Wolf and Medaya Ocher are joined by acclaimed artist and writer Celia Paul to speak about her latest book Letters to Gwen John, an epistolary memoir addressed to the Welsh painter Gwen John, who lived and worked in Paris in the late 19th and early 20th century. Paul explores the connections between herself and John, who was a passionate defender of her own artistic practice, as well the lover of a much older, much more established man, the sculptor and painter Auguste Rodin. In her letters to John, Paul considers what it means to be a woman and an artist, as well as a mother and a romantic partner. Also, Douglas Stuart, author of Young Mungo, returns to recommend Maria McCann's As Meat Loves Salt.

Smarty Pants
#230: Crowdsourced Clairvoyance

Smarty Pants

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 28:08


Have you ever had a feeling that something bad was about to happen? Has it ever come true? On October 20, 1966, a young Welsh girl named Eryl Mai Jones recounted to her mother a dream in which she went to school and found it wasn't there. “Something black had come down all over it,” she said. The next day, Eryl and 143 other people were killed when a pile of waste at a nearby coal mine collapsed and sent an avalanche of rubble into the village of Aberfan. After learning of Eryl's dream—and others like hers—the psychiatrist John Barker teamed up with reporter Peter Fairley to establish a Premonitions Bureau at the Evening Standard newspaper to “log premonitions as they occurred and see how many were borne out in reality.” New Yorker staff writer Sam Knight tells the story of Barker's experiment in his new book, The Premonitions Bureau: A True Account of Death Foretold. Barker hoped that the bureau, which would receive more than 700 premonitions within 15 months (some of which proved true) might serve as a warning system for future calamities. But the gravest predictions that Barker received warned of his impending death. Go beyond the episode:Sam Knight's The Premonitions Bureau: A True Account of Death ForetoldRead the article that started it all: “The Psychiatrist Who Believed People Could Tell the Future”For just $183.45, this first edition of John Barker's Scared to Death could be yours!The Brits seem to have a thing for where the supernatural and the subconscious meet: listen to our interview with Kate Summerscale about The Haunting of Alma FieldingThen again, so do weTune in every week to catch interviews with the liveliest voices from literature, the arts, sciences, history, and public affairs; reports on cutting-edge works in progress; long-form narratives; and compelling excerpts from new books. Hosted by Stephanie Bastek.Subscribe: iTunes • Feedburner • Stitcher • Google Play • AcastHave suggestions for projects you'd like us to catch up on, or writers you want to hear from? Send us a note: podcast [at] theamericanscholar [dot] org. And rate us on iTunes! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Murder, My Dude
Episode 132 - Friday the 13th, My Dude

Murder, My Dude

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 87:12


Throw on your hockey masks and get ready for Summer camp, because this episode comes out on the only Friday the 13th of 2022! And we're observing the occasion with our first-ever episode Welsh serial killer. After decades of beatings targeted at the gay community, Peter Moore - a gay man himself - escalated to murder. The movie theater owner's peculiar style of dress gave him the nickname The Man In Black, and his horror obsession and strange, likely false, alibi forever associated him and Jason Voorhees. In this episode, we explore his story. BUT FIRST! This Week In Murder covers a drunk-driving death involving a WWE Hall of Famer and the discovery of decades-old bodies unearthed by climate change. And, as always, we close with a rousing episode of Who Died The Worst! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/murdermydude/support

In This League Fantasy Baseball
Episode 556 - Are You A Savant?

In This League Fantasy Baseball

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 114:27


The OFF THE RAILS episode!✅ We play "Are YOU a Savant?"✅ No-Hitters vs Cycles✅ Voicemails✅ and the single funniest thing that has every happened podcasting in ITL history! Join up to be a member of the army and support your boys to create more and more fantasy football content that not only wins your league, but makes you laugh! Secret Shows every month, monthly fantasy chat, giveaways, discount codes and more! Find it all at the ITL Army Page Today at www.patreon.com/itlarmy or inthisleague.comFollow the guys on Twitter @IsItTheWelsh and @BogmanSports

FantasyPros - Fantasy Baseball Podcast
MLB: Leading Off May 12th, 2022 (Ep. 509)

FantasyPros - Fantasy Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 34:54


Joey P. and The Welsh breakdown the latest in MLB for fantasy, DFS, sports wagering and more! Sponsors: BetMGM - Leading Off is brought to you by BetMGM, one of the leaders in US sports betting with the most extensive markets you'll find anywhere. Sign up now using promo code LEADINGOFF and win $150 if your team gets a hit!

Travel Goals Podcast
Why you must visit the charming Black & White Villages of Herefordshire in England

Travel Goals Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 28:28


Find out why you must visit the charming Black & White Villages of Herefordshire in England, with this special destination podcast. Recorded on location, this episode takes the listener on an immersive audio journey as we adventure through the English countryside, speaking to locals and finding out what makes this beautiful part of the UK so special? Located in a peaceful part of the West Midlands and hugging the Welsh border is the county of Herefordshire. Known for its leafy orchards, premium cider and picturesque villages, it's an ideal break in the UK for those seeking a Bridget Jones style, full-blown mini-break in the English countryside.  In the north of the county, you'll find Herefordshire's cluster of historic Black and white villages. These Medieval villages feature twee half-timbered black and white buildings, cosy country pubs, and independent tea shops and offer a slower pace of life away from city crowds and endless Zoom meetings. Join us on a whimsical journey of discovery and get ready for some destination inspiration. Thanks so much to Visit Herefordshire for supporting this episode of the Travel Goals podcast. Don't forget to also check out our show sponsor - RoomSteals and use the coupon code travelgoals to save 20% on a RoomSteals subscription.  For more information, head to travelgoalspodcast.com  *** Hi, I'm your podcast host, Portia Jones, [nickname Pip Jones] and I'm a freelance travel journalist, podcaster and newsletter writer. I've travelled extensively around the world and I'm available for hire for writing and podcasting. You can see my online travel journalism portfolio here.  Are you a destination or travel brand that wants to sponsor the Travel Goals Podcast? Email me to discuss sponsorship and advertising opportunities on Travel Goals.  Make sure to connect with me online as well, I'm @travelgoalspod and @pip_says on Twitter and @pipsays and @travelgoalspodcast on Instagram. If you love the show and would like to support Travel Goals, I'm a huge fan of vanilla lattes, you can buy me a coffee online so that I can stay well caffeinated for the show.  Enjoy the podcast! 

The Rugby Pod
Life After Rugby - Welsh Legend Shane Williams chats with Jim Hamilton

The Rugby Pod

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 42:13


We're joined by one of the all-time greats in Shane Williams to chat about his transition to life after rugby. It's Mental Health Awareness Week, so this episode takes an intimate look into the lives of Shane and Jim as they struggled with certain aspects of life after rugby. They discuss the highs of their careers and professional rugby, and what tools helped them cope and come to terms with some of the lows and challenges that they faced and that many people face on a daily basis like loneliness, anxiety and finding the right support network. To find out more about any of the topics discussed on this podcast, visit www.mentalhealth.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees
EP92 Curse of the Corpse Dogs; or, the Ghost-hunting Hounds: Supernatural dogs, paranormal pooches, diabolical hell hounds & death omens - Explore the lore on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast

Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 24:38


Can dogs sense spirits in the home? What about hell hounds? And if so, can they protect against these ominous death omens? Corpse dogs are a combination of two more-commonly encountered types of phenomena: death omens, such as the corpse candles (y canwyll corff in Welsh), and supernatural dogs like the dreaded gwillgi.  When they enter a property, sometimes in packs, they will often be invisible to human eyes, but not to the heightened senses of our four-legged friends. When the hell-hounds are about, our psychic pooches become Scooby-Doo-like ghostbusters! Explore the lore with author Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) as he investigates the weird and wonderful on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast... if you dare!     What is the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast? The "Ghosts and Folklore of Wales" podcast explores Welsh ghost stories, lore, myths and legends. Launched by author and journalist Mark Rees in early 2020, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects by combining decades of research and insights from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes. Ranging from "real life" encounters with the uncanny to fantastical tales from the Mabinogion, new episodes are uploaded on Thursdays (weekly most of the time, biweekly when book and media deadlines are looming) and feature everything from pesky poltergeists to fire-breathing dragons. Along with the regular stories you can also expect the odd special guest, an occasional "live" ghost hunt, and all sorts of crazy ideas. Seasonal specials include the dark and Gothic Halloween (Nos Calan Gaeaf) traditions of old, to everyone's favourite skulled-skulled Christmas visitor, the Mari Lwyd herself. Dare you explore haunted Wales? Think of it as opening the Welsh The X-Files, along with some tenuous Ghostbusters links! Be sure to subscribe so you never miss a spooky episode, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit: Mark Rees homepage Mark Rees on social media Books by Mark Rees Ghosts of Wales podcast

PREP and DEFEND
Kevin Welsh talks about - Injury, Family, Fitness, Work, Recovery

PREP and DEFEND

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 63:09


This episode we check in with Kevin Welsh and hear what he has plans for as he returnes to the Fire Station after his recent surgery and time off.

In This League Fantasy Baseball
Episode 555 - The Week of 5/9

In This League Fantasy Baseball

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 110:15


New @InThisLeaguePod Fantasy Baseball Podcast!✅ Are the dbacks good?✅ Phenomenal Kirby debut✅ Weekend review✅ We go OT for a potential No-HitterJoin up to be a member of the army and support your boys to create more and more fantasy football content that not only wins your league, but makes you laugh! Secret Shows every month, monthly fantasy chat, giveaways, discount codes and more! Find it all at the ITL Army Page Today at www.patreon.com/itlarmy or inthisleague.comFollow the guys on Twitter @IsItTheWelsh and @BogmanSports