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Basic Folk is a podcast with honest conversations between musicians and Cindy Howes, a well-versed public radio host and music curator, and guest host Lizzie No, a talented singer/songwriter. Basic Folk approaches interviews with warmth, humor and insightful questions. This podcast fosters the folk community and showcases a genre that is often misunderstood. Basic Folk features complex conversations about the human experience witnessed from an artistic angle. Our definition of “folk” is extr ...
 
HEALTH CONCEPTS - SIMPLIFIED is, dedicated to "simplifying the medical jargon" that floods the internet causing much confusion. Our aim is to provide clear, easy to understand explanation of various topics to the average Joe who is not from a medical or science background. If you are a health care provider, you may find the explanations too basic. Do understand that our target audience is the ordinary folk who need an easy explanation of the their own and their families' health issues.
 
The Listen, Organize, Act podcast focuses on the history and contemporary practice of community organizing and democratic politics. Alongside this specific focus are two others: the first is to explore how organizing connects democracy and religion, particularly at a local, congregational level; the second is to examine how organizing embodies a distinctive vision and practice of democratic politics. The name of the podcast reflects these concerns, particularly the last one. Through a series ...
 
A Democratic Socialist’s Almanac is a podcast exploring all things relevant to Socialism today, from the latest scholarship regarding the socialist tradition to socialist reflections on our current moment and where to go from here. Below is a partial prospectus with a subject by subject bibliography. Written by Lelyn R. Masters with a Memphis Music Soundtrack by Harry Koniditsiotis Marx’s Epicurianism Fusaro, Diego. Marx, Epicurus, and the Origins of Historical Materialism. Permanent Press, ...
 
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Acknowledgement of Country// Headlines// Mick Power, Logistics Coordinator at United Workers Union, spoke with Rosie earlier this week about Country Road workers' strike action and win at the Truganina warehouse. Workers were fighting for union rights, fair pay and better working conditions.// Julia Cockram, Victorian State Director of Coalition fo…
 
Fermentation Science and Technology Lab Manager at Colorado State University, Katie Fromuth, joins Cade in the lab this week to talk about her work on how package type and style affect beer stability. The Brü Lab is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperia…
 
Acknowledgement of country News Headlines Pan Karanikolas joins us to speak about the impacts of abelist Higher Education policy and the further implementation of the 'Job Ready Graduate Package' on disabled students and students with chronic illness. Pan Karanikolas is a PhD candidate in Crime, Justice and Legal Studies at La Trobe University, whe…
 
In this episode, Cade welcomes scientist and homebrewer, Jordan Folks, to the lab to discuss hypotheses, significance, p-values, sample size, minimizing error, and other aspects of statistics. The Brü Lab is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast …
 
Welcome to the second preview of Basic Folk: Backstage! For this episode, I wanted to share a very special interview I did with my favorite person to talk to: KT Tunstall. We discuss 2013's Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon, which is one of my favorite LPs. Born out of two difficult personal shifts, the death of her father and the end of her first …
 
Help produce Basic Folk by contributing at basicfolk.com/donate Ok I think that Erin McKeown was really into this conversation solely because it allowed her/them to dig deep into the new record Kiss Off Kiss. Halfway through the interview, Erin proclaimed how fun it was to get to address each track... I concur! It was very fun. KoK was funded throu…
 
Acknowledgement of Country// Headlines// On Monday's episode of Women on the Line, Iris interviewed Dylan O'Hara from Victoria's peer sex-worker organisation Vixen Collective on the benefits of full decriminalisation of sex work and how the Sex Work Decriminalisation Bill 2021, which is currently before Victorian Parliament, leaves some sex workers…
 
Dr. Pat Hayes from the Oregon State University Barley project called Barleworld joins Cade in the lab to discuss all things barley. The Brü Lab is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today. | Read More | Dr. Pa…
 
Acknowledgement of Country News Headlines 7:30 Cam Walker, Campaigns Coordinator at Friends of the Earth Melbourne, joins Thursday Breakfast to talk about the climate crisis and what has happened at COP26 in Glasgow so far this week. 7:45 We hear an excerpt from a recent episode of Earth Matters with Dr Mary Graham, a Kombu-merri and Wakka Wakka pe…
 
Head brewer at pFriem Family Brewers and Ph.D. student in crop sciences, Campbell Morrissey, joins Cade in the lab to discuss his work on crossing heirloom barley varieties with less flavorful varieties. The Brü Lab is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Impe…
 
Acknowledgement of Country// Headlines// Giles Fielke, sessional academic, unionist and member of Casualised, Unemployed and Precarious Uni Workers AU or CUPUW, joins us to speak about the ongoing exploitation of casual workers in Australian universities, failure to convert thousands of casual contracts to ongoing positions, and continued job cuts …
 
Cade welcomes Leandro Meiners, who runs the Zythologia blog and co-hosts the Birratecnia podcast, to the lab to discuss his research on biotransformation in beer. The Brü Lab is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.…
 
Help produce Basic Folk by contributing at basicfolk.com/donate! This special episode of Basic Folk features Allison Russell, Jake Blount, Kaïa Kater, and guest host Lizzie No in a roundtable conversation about Black artists in folk music. Black musicians are more visible than ever in the roots music space, but they continue to face unique challeng…
 
Acknowledgement of Country// Headlines// On Tuesday 12 October, the Australian Western Sahara Association held a panel discussion on the United Nations' role in the Western Sahara conflict. Today, we hear two speakers from that discussion- Golriz Ghahraman MP, Green Party of Aotearoa NZ, and Kamal Fadel, Polisario Front Representative in Australia …
 
Cade welcomes New Belgium Brewing Company's R&D Manager, Ross Koenigs, to the lab to discuss his work on bitterness in Hazy IPA. The Brü Lab is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today. | Read More | New Engla…
 
Legendary author Joyce Carol Oates reads her poem “Too Young to Marry, but Not Too Young to Die” at a live performance in San Francisco organized by Poets and Writers Magazine. International pop star Katie Melua shares a studio recording of a song she wrote in response called "Forever Sunlit," and talks about her evolving creative process. The poem…
 
Basic Folk is one of my favorite podcasts, and in this episode host Cindy Howes talks to Wesley Schultz about the history of The Lumineers up to now and his solo debut album. About Basic Folk: Basic Folk is a podcast with honest conversations between musicians and Cindy Howes, a well-versed public radio host and music curator, and guest host Lizzie…
 
Help produce Basic Folk by contributing at basicfolk.com/donate You can contribute $5 a month or more and get access to Backstage, our exclusive bonus content. Here's a preview of what's happening Backstage. Hope you will join us! For our first Backstage ep, we are going to check out something we like to call “Field Music.” We’ll hear a recording o…
 
Help produce Basic Folk by contributing at basicfolk.com/donate Editor's note: Lizzie No interviews Dar Williams on Basic Folk! Be sure to got back and listen to Lizzie's previous guest host spots on the pod and subscribe, so you never miss Lizzie! Dar’s new album, ‘I’ll Meet You Here,’ is out now. Dar Williams, originally from Mount Kisco, NY, gre…
 
Acknowledgement of Country// Headlines// Last week we spoke with Dimity Hawkins about the Raucous Anti-AUKUS Caucus, held on 7 October 2021. Organised by Renegade Activists, the webinar featured a panel discussion on concerns around the AUKUS alliance between Australia, the UK and the US. This morning we hear a segment of the event featuring speake…
 
Acknowledgement of country News headlines Priya caught up with El to discuss how the federal and state governments have failed disabled people during the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, including through the covert de-prioritisation of vulnerable community members who were meant to be covered in phases 1a and 1b of vaccination, as revealed in a recently…
 
Credited as introducing the world to kveik, Lars Marius Garshol joins Cade in the lab to discuss the history and genetics of this unique yeast. The Brü Lab is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today. | Read M…
 
Carolyn Kendrick's California childhood was filled with music: from listening to music to musicians in her family, especially her father, a professional jazz drummer. Having a well revered musician in her family meant overcoming a reputation that preceded her, but it also gave her a special relationship with the beat as a guitarist and a fiddler. S…
 
Acknowledgement of Country// Headlines// Melbourne Activist Legal Support (MALS) held a discussion on Tuesday 28 September about the Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Act 2021, which gives broad powers to federal police and intelligence agencies to spy on, disrupt and modify communications. We play a segment featuring lawyer…
 
Cade welcomes Andy Mitchell from New Belgium Brewing Company to the lab to discuss his work on oxidation in beer. The Brü Lab is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today. | Read More | Beer Oxidation: Chemistr…
 
Editor’s note: Basic Folk is pleased to introduce our listeners to one of our favorite podcasts by sharing an episode in our feed! One of my favorite and most insightful interviews on Basic Folk has to have been from Ben Arthur. Ben let the walls come down and allowed us to both dig into his psyche. It was a rare privilege to be able to strip feeli…
 
Acknowledgement of Country// Headlines// Associate Professor Bradley Moggridge is a Kamilaroi water scientist working on closing the gap between western science and Traditional Science. In this recording from 3CR’s Earth Matters program, Prof Moggridge speaks about how Indigenous knowledge is still sidelined in water management and why this needs t…
 
Cade welcomes Richard Preiss from Escarpment Labs into the lab this week to discuss his work on the impact different fermentations temperatures have when using various strains of kveik. The Brü Lab is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to …
 
During a live online performance, bestselling author Jonathan Lethem reads from his recent “dystopian pastoral” novel, The Arrest, about a farming community dealing with the worldwide collapse of technology. Jonathan also speaks about his long history of writing lyrics for bands including They Might Be Giants and the Silos. Songwriter Tift Merritt …
 
Editor's note: Lizzie No interviews Alisa Amador on Basic Folk! We're so pumped for you to hear this conversation with Lizzie and Alisa. Be sure to got back and listen to Lizzie's previous guest host spots on the pod and subscribe, so you never miss Lizzie! Alisa Amador's EP Narratives is out on 9/17/2021 It was such a treat to talk with Alisa Amad…
 
Acknowledgement of Country// News Headlines// Wiradjuri and Noongar woman Edie Shepherd spoke with Annie from 3CR’s Stick Together show to provide an update on the campaign to stop fracking in the Northern Territory, and raised concerns about government failures to protect Aboriginal communities in far west NSW from COVID-19. Edie is a senior organ…
 
Dr. Mike Lentz, associate professor in the Department of Biology at the University of North Florida, joins Cade in the lab to discuss his work looking at the impact phenolic compounds have on beer character. The Brü Lab is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what …
 
Acknowledgement of Country// Headlines// On 11 August, James Brennan interviewed senior economist from the Centre for Future Work Alison Pennington about the issues facing workers who are working from home on 3CR’s Stick Together program. While casualisation was sold as a flexible working option, with the employers holding the power it has meant wo…
 
Joining Cade in the lab this week is Dr. Peter Bircham to discuss the work his team has done on using CRISPR to edit yeast genes. The Brü Lab is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today. | Read More | Reducing…
 
Author and artist Keith Rosson reads his story, "Forgive Me This," and songwriter Antje Duvekot shares a studio recording of her song written in response, "Lottery Ticket." Keith, who has illustrated covers for Green Day and the Goo Goo Dolls, talks about his design and art work, and how his partial blindness informs his approach. Antje talks about…
 
Paula Fuga is a magic person. The Hawaiian singer/songwriter has lived through some of life's horrors. When she was young, her living situation was extremely unstable for several years. She lived with her mom, who suffered from addiction, on the beach around a pretty shady crowd of people. She accounts her survival to her dream of being a performer…
 
Acknowledgement of Country News Headlines James, Jackson and Mercedes from Uprise Radio caught up with Friends of the Earth campaign coordinator Cam Walker to discuss the release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's 6th Assessment Report. Cam talks about the report's strengths and weaknesses and campaigning opportunities in the lead u…
 
This week, Cade welcomes Dr. Mangethe Zwane from FlavorActiv into the lab to discuss his work using electron spin resonance (ESR) to study beer freshness. The Brü Lab is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com toda…
 
Editor’s note: Basic Folk is pleased to introduce our listeners to one of our favorite podcasts by sharing an episode in our feed! I truly appreciate an interview where the hosts are basically scholars on their subject – aka they come so prepared it’s wild. Scott and Paul are industry professionals who are super knowledgeable about the songwriting …
 
Acknowledgement of Country// Headlines// We play the second part of a two-part interview with JN Joniad, where he speaks about the experiences of refugees stranded in Indonesia due to the Australian government's border regime, the consequences of being stuck in a country which is not a signatory to the 1951 refugee convention, and the work refugee …
 
Dr. Federico Tondini from AEB joins Cade in the lab to discuss the various methods he's experimented with for making non-alcoholic beer. The Brü Lab is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today.…
 
Veteran Jeremy Welch talks about his experience as a soldier, and his struggles with addiction, suicidality, and depression. Songwriter Maia Sharp talks about meeting Jeremy at a Songwriting With: retreat, and they describe the process of writing their song, "These Boots." Twitter.com/SnogWriter Instagram.com/SongWriterPodcast Facebook.com/SongWrit…
 
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