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Chelsea & Evan are comedians with diagnosed mental health disorders. Join them as they speak lively and informally to others who share their experience. They trade stories about compulsions, pills and misinformation about their respective disorders. It’s entertaining and enlightening.
 
Lyssa Mandel and co-host/boyfriend Phil Casale invite guests to share and discuss creative artifacts from their adolescence. Pieces include poetry, drawings, journal entries, Wicca boxes and everything else that bursts forth from our formative years. It’s painful, poignant and funny. Think of it as Judy Blume meets Dr. Phil sans the Judy Blume and Dr. Phil.
 
From its ancient origins in the 1495 founding of King’s College through to thriving global endeavours in 2020, the University of Aberdeen boasts a historic legacy spanning 525 years of leading and engaging with intellectual currents of the wider world. Yet quatercentenary and quincentennial memorial histories of the University of Aberdeen portray the institution from a regional and national perspective. The Aberdeen University librarian between 1894 and 1926, Peter John Anderson (1853-1926), ...
 
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In this year of the 525th anniversary of the University of Aberdeen, its Department of Economics is also celebrating an anniversary – the centenary of the Jaffrey Chair in Political Economy. This podcast by Economics Professor Keith Bender highlights the life of Sir Thomas Jaffrey Bt, the early 20th century Aberdonian banker and philanthropist who …
 
Cairns Craig, Glucksman Professor of Irish and Scottish Studies, recounts the influence of the first holder of the chair in English Literature at Aberdeen University, Professor H.J.C. Grierson. Grierson was closely involved with major poets of the early twentieth century, such as W.B. Yeats and T.S. Eliot, because of the influence of his edition of…
 
This podcast explores the life and influence of the Rev. James Ramsay, an Anglican priest, ship’s surgeon, and pioneering abolitionist who was educated at King’s College between 1749 and 1753. Ramsay’s anti-slavery convictions were born out of the experience of fifteen years as a preacher and medical attendant to the enslaved population of the isla…
 
In 1773 James Beattie, professor of Moral Philosophy and Logic at Marischal College, Aberdeen, visited London to petition (successfully) for a royal pension on the back of his sudden fame as author of An Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth, In Opposition to Sophistry and Scepticism (1770), an attack on the ‘infidelity’ of the times, and t…
 
The intellectual history of the Aberdeen Philosophical Society, known as the ‘Wise Club’ after its founding in 1758, maps onto the institutional history of King’s and Marischal colleges in the eighteenth century. The proceedings of philosophical and literary societies were woven into the fabric of eighteenth-century Scottish Enlightenment intellect…
 
The endowment of a chair in Mathematics in 1613 was one of Duncan Liddel's most important legacies for Marischal College. After a life of study in Poland and Northern Germany, and a career of over ten years at one of Germany's famous Protestant reform universities in Helmstedt, under the patronage of Julius of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Liddel returne…
 
From its inception the purpose of Marischal College is fascinating. Most historical discussion has centred on its being a more seriously ‘Protestant’ alternative to the Episcopal (by which many mean crypto-Catholic) King’s College in Old Aberdeen. Unfortunately, this does not hold up to scrutiny. Founded as a civic university that catered to the so…
 
King’s College has a prehistory. Dr Jackson Armstrong (Senior Lecturer in History, University of Aberdeen) sheds new light on the founding of King’s College as a kingdom-building endeavour that underscored Scottish engagement with the age of the renaissance. This involved the tenure of Archdeacon John Barbour at the medieval cathedral of St Machar’…
 
Happy Feminist Wednesday, Bettys! Get out your power blazers, bright red jumpsuits, and oversized belts. Diana & Nora are chatting about Late Night, starring Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling. The gals discuss their favorite moments from this very cathartic comedy and the whole slew of characters they would’ve cut out to make more space the incredible…
 
Happy Feminist Wednesday, Bettys! Diana & Nora are joined by Ashley Shock, a friend of the Beaver Dam and avid runner. The gals discuss Brittany Runs a Marathon, a movie about a woman who initially takes up running to lose weight but begins to prepare for her ultimate goal of running the New York City Marathon. Ashley shares why she decided to take…
 
Happy Feminist Wednesday, Bettys! Well, the nominations are in and women are absolutely crushing the 2019 Emmy nominees list. The award show is coming up on September 22nd and thankfully, Diana and guest co-host Nora Resnick are here to break down who’s in, who’s out, and who they would like to see take home the prize. Plus: the gals share why they…
 
Happy Feminist Wednesday, Bettys! Guest co-host Nora Resnick and Diana are joined by Dionne van den Berg and Pooja Tripathi, the creators Amsterdam Ave. The show follows two women (played by both Dionne & Pooja), one of them is Dutch and the other American who switch places to follow their respective careers. The gals discuss what inspired them to …
 
Happy Feminist Wednesday, Bettys! Nora Resnick returns to the Beaver Dam to chat about a show that’s near and dear to her and Diana’s hearts – Fleabag, written by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The gals chat about their favorite moments, why they binged both seasons in an embarrassingly short amount of time, and, of course, The Priest. Plus: Di…
 
Happy Feminist Wednesday, Bettys! Put on your oversized glasses and brush up on your freestyle skills – Erin & Diana are chatting about Always Be My Maybe, starring Ali Wong and Randall Park. The gals talk about how this new take on the romantic comedy formula pleasantly surprised them and discuss why they were rooting for the main couple. Plus: Ke…
 
Happy Feminist Wednesday, Bettys! Did you know Diana and Erin’s first-ever unofficial BeaverTalk episode was two years ago for the Big Little Lies season one finale? Well the gals are coming full circle in a candid and colorful discussion about Season 2. They hesitantly share their predictions, reflect on why they love female villains, and ultimate…
 
Happy Feminist Wednesday, Bettys! Diana shares her review Rocketman, the Elton John jukebox musical starring Taron Egerton. She discusses what surprised her most about the movie and gives Hollywood some unsolicited advice about meaningfully representing sexual identity and sexuality on the big screen. Plus: Big Little Lies and The Handmaid’s Tale a…
 
Happy Feminist Wednesday, Betties! Executive producer, director, and actor Yhá Mourhia Wright visits the Beaver Den to discuss Knock Down The House, a documentary about the 2018 congressional election. The gals discuss inspiring moments from the film, what it means to fail, the future of feminism in politics, and what Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s win…
 
Happy Feminist Wednesday, Betties! Grab a bottle of chardonnay and your ex-roommate’s Netflix password. Erin & Diana are bumbling through Wine Country, starring Amy Poehler (who also directs), Maya Rudolph, and Rachel Dratch, just to name a few. With a cast of comedy royalty, you would think this would be the funniest movie of the year. But Erin & …
 
Happy Feminist Wednesday, Bettys! There are definitive moments in your life that, when they happen, you forever talk and think about your life as either happening before or after that event. Diana & Erin seeing Cher live will forever be one of those moments. The gals recap their experience at the concert, from their favorite songs and the things th…
 
Happy Feminist Wednesday, Bettys! Brene Brown’s latest Netflix special A Call To Courage is a thoughtful and empathetic discussion of vulnerability, courage, what it means to live a brave life. Erin discusses postpartum and the vulnerability she’s been feeling as a new mom and Diana, who has been a fan of Brene’s for several years, talks about what…
 
Happy Feminist Wednesday, Bettys! Homecoming by Beyonce is causing quite the buzz on Netflix and social media. Right here in the Beaver Dam, Diana & Erin are at odds about whether Beyonce was successful in her mission to show the blood, sweat, and tears behind what ultimately became her Coachella 2018 performance. At the risk of catching heat from …
 
Happy Feminist Wednesday, Bettys! Shrill, a new series starring Aidy Bryant on Hulu, has all the makings for being a cathartic, hilarious, and poignant comedy for feminist audiences. But does is hit the mark? Erin & Diana are sharing their thoughts on the characters and themes in Shrill and what they would’ve done differently. Plus: the gals make p…
 
Happy Feminist Wednesday, Bettys! Erin & Diana are discussing Barry Jenkins’ beautiful and heartbreaking film If Beale Street Could Talk, adapted from James Baldwin’s book of the same name. The gals discuss the fine balance Jenkins strikes between cultural critique and romantic love story and share their favorite moments. Plus: Erin & Diana present…
 
Happy Feminist Wednesday, Bettys! Hit the concession stand and stock up on all the popcorn and candy you can carry. Erin & Diana are talking aboutLittle starring Marsai Martin, Issa Rae and Regina Hall. Created by Martin, the youngest executive producer in Hollywood history, this “sleepover movie” is a total delight and exactly what we need to brin…
 
Happy Feminist Wednesday, Bettys! Erin & Diana have more questions than answers as they dive into the surreal and intriguing world of Netflix’s Russian Doll. While Erin loved the show from the first frame, Diana does some soul searching to uncover why she struggled to connect to Natasha Lyonne. Plus: the gals make predictions for season two (if tha…
 
Happy Feminist Wednesday, Bettys! Captain Marvel has been making big waves at the box office, but does the female-led superhero movie live up to the hype? Turn on No Doubt, cuddle up to your cat and join Erin & Diana as they give Hollywood some advice about how to give gals the superhero movies we deserve. Follow Feminist Wednesday on Instagram Fol…
 
Happy Feminist Wednesday, Bettys! It’s the first BeaverBites of 2019 and Erin & Diana are catching up on three months worth of movies, TV, and theatre. Erin shares what it’s like to be a new mom, a surprising new crush she has, and what movie she’s most looking forward to seeing this Spring. Plus: Diana makes the rounds at a few Broadway shows. Fol…
 
Happy Feminist Wednesday, Bettys! She’s baaaaaaaack – Erin Bagwell is in the Beaver Dam to chat about one of our all-time favourites, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Season two brings back all the glamour of 1950s New York but digs even deeper into Midge’s struggle to navigate her blossoming career as a standup comedian, with the expectations of her pri…
 
Happy Feminist Wednesday, Bettys! Diana and Nora Resnick are gleefully diving into the hilarious and delightful show Schitt’s Creek, created, written by and starring Dan Levy and his dad, Eugene. The ladies chat about their favorite moments, the intricacies and nuances of the Rose family, and why the women of Schitt’s Creek are the real stars of th…
 
Michael & Zach welcome Vikram Murthi (AV Club, The Film Stage, Vulture) to discuss the use of music in Film & Television. They get into believeableteenage taste, soundtracks that introduced them to the greats and what cliches they would ban forever. They also chat about the alt choice for the infamous Say Anything scene as well as Westworld, Guarid…
 
Happy Feminist Wednesday, Bettys! Hope Singsen and Carmen LoBue join Diana to talk about the upcoming #HealMeToo Festival, which uses theater, live discussion, and podcasts to continue the conversation around #MeToo. They discuss how empathy can be a powerful source for healing and the importance of creating intersectional spaces to further cultura…
 
Happy Feminist Wednesday, Bettys! The Academy Awards came and went last Sunday without a host and with some head scratching moments. From Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s steamy performance to the biggest steps forward (and the biggest step back), Diana is recapping all of the highs and lows from the Oscars. Plus: she shares one of her favorite momen…
 
Ryan Boyle shares his sadly unpublished liner notes for the work of a New Jersey couple that found their calling playing Hawaiian music and the breakthroughs they accomplished along the way. Check out the Gospel Hawaiianaires from Numerophon Follow Michael on Twitter Follow Zachary on Twitter Like Words & Guitars on Facebook Follow Words & Guitars …
 
Happy Feminist Wednesday, Bettys! In the lead up to Oscar Sunday, Diana gives her review of The Wife, starring Glen Close, and shares why she felt this film was timely, cathartic, and exceptionally subtle. Plus: Diana dishes on what she’s excited for in a year that promises to be big for female directors in Hollywood. Follow Feminist Wednesday on I…
 
Happy Feminist Wednesday, Bettys! Keep an eye over your shoulder and tune in as Diana and Ophelia Overton binge their way through Netflix’s You. Keep your frenemies close and watch what you share on Instagram. The ladies are breaking down and deep diving all of the addictive (and problematic) aspects of this creepy series. Plus: Diana and Ophelia m…
 
Happy Feminist Wednesday, Bettys! Comedian and actor Nina Daniels stops by the Beaver Den to chat with Diana about her hilarious new YouTube series Models Diet. The gals talk about extreme fad diets and what Nina hopes women take away from the series. Plus: Nina discusses the similarities between the world of investment banking and Hollywood. Follo…
 
Today we bring you our very first in-studio session, recorded way back in the halcyon days of June 2017. Michael and Zach welcome Tom Hawking (Flavorwire) to discuss the etiquette and practice of selecting music on a road trip. Follow Tom on Twitter Follow Michael on Twitter Follow Zachary on Twitter Like Words & Guitars on Facebook Follow Words & …
 
Happy Feminist Wednesday, Bettys! Comedian Julia Young stops by the Beaver Den to talk about her hilarious book Please Don’t Grab My P#$$Y. Diana and Julia discuss where the inspiration for the book came from, why an adult children’s book is the perfect medium for political commentary, and how it’s being received so far. Plus: Julia shares her favo…
 
Happy Feminist Wednesday, Bettys! Diana is sharing why On the Basis of Sex made her ugly cry in the theatre and gives her full review of the much ignored but very important Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic. (Be sure to check out our episode about the documentary RBG!) Plus: Diana gives her top three picks of what she’s most excited about. Check Out Beave…
 
Happy Feminist Wednesday, Bettys! Turn your hairpins into daggers, your perfume into poison, and brush up on your Russian. Diana is joined by Alex Dickinson to dive into the cat-and-mouse world of Killing Eve. The gals get into their favorite moments, why this show could never be made in the United States, and discuss the poignant feminist commenta…
 
Ira Robbins (The Trouser Press, Newsday, Rolling Stone) reads a chapter from his book “Marc Bolan Killed in Crash”. Recorded live at Hi-Fi Bar in New York, NY on July 18, 2017 Follow Ira on Twitter Follow Michael on Twitter Follow Zac on Twitter Like Words & Guitars on Facebook Follow Words & Guitars on Twitter…
 
Happy Feminist Wednesday, Bettys! Pour yourself a glass of champagne – Awards Season is upon us. To celebrate, Diana is recapping the 2019 Golden Globes, reflecting on Times Up and the #MeToo Movement, and making a case for why these award shows are still relevant. Listen to find out what went down at Hollywood’s biggest party. Follow Feminist Wedn…
 
Happy New Year, Bettys! Diana and Erin share their fav media, movies, and shows from 2018. Plus, the ladies dig out their Liz Gilbert mason jars and reflect on their favorite personal moments from the year. Follow Feminist Wednesday on Instagram Follow Feminist Wednesday on Twitter For questions, love letters, or media we must check out email us at…
 
Mike Barthel (former critic now researcher at the Pew Reasearch Center) reads a personal piece in which his wife suddenly goes deaf and their journey of understanding how hearing works. Recorded live at Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn, NY on March 8, 2018 Follow Mike on Twitter Follow Michael on Twitter Follow Zac on Twitter Like Words & Guitars on …
 
Happy Feminist Wednesday, Bettys! Grab a cup of hot cocoa and let the holiday spirit enter your earbuds! This week Diana and Erin enter into the magical Technicolor world of White Christmas. Diana shares all the behind the scenes trivia while Erin ogles all the 1950s fashion. The girls discuss the glamour, the problematic moments, and ponder if thi…
 
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