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Welcome to the Catflap Chats podcast. My name is Mikey, but lots call me Catflap, Flap, or Flapper, and I'm fortunate enough to call some pretty interesting people my mates - Professional sports, Rugby, Boxing, Actors, Singers, and Business, in Wales and beyond. I'm going to have a beer with a different mate each week, and delve in to their professional and personal lives. Expect some distinctly average chat, funny stories, and insights in behind the scenes. Basically, I am absolutely wingin ...
 
Lee Clavering, a young playwright falls in love with an Austrian countess, not noticing the adoring glances from the outgoing flapper, Janet. Unknown to the young lover, the object of his devotion is defying age with artifice in this controversial pseudo-science fiction romance. - Summary by Lynne Thompson
 
A collection of ten short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, speeches, news items and reports included in this collection were independently selected by the readers, and the topics encompass history, politics, philosophy, nature and religion. Included in this collection are “The Emanicpation Proclamation” and Second Inaugural Address of Abraham Lincoln, “Prinicpal Doctrines” by Epicurus, “Fox and Hound” and the preface to “The Breath of Life” both by John Burroughs, “The Went ...
 
ep·i·taph [ˈepəˌtaf] NOUN 1. a speech or written passage composed in commemoration of a dead person 2. a final judgment on a person or thing Epitaph is a bi-weekly, paranormal podcast dedicated to doing more than just sharing ghost stories and lore. We follow the ghosts back to the where their stories began. We will share the legends, but we will also dig deep into the historical record -- newspaper archives, genealogical records, and other primary source documents -- to find out just who th ...
 
Each week Hollywood’s most talented people in the entertainment industry share true, personal stories on the Story Worthy Podcast. Story Worthy celebrates 11 years of podcasting in July 2021! Listen wherever you want and catch up on all the TRUE stories from your favorite talents! Christine Blackburn is the creator and host of Story Worthy. Brand new episode every Tuesday! Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show is LIVE every Friday night on Facebook and YouTube! No tickets needed! Join host ...
 
Bring us your tired, your poor, your 'what ifs'. Here's A Hypothetical podcast idea: an improv show where we pitch hypothetical situations and the results are (hypothetically) hilarious! Every week we'll tackle world's most difficult and important questions with all the dignity and wisdom they deserve.
 
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Ronit Plank author of the new memoir When She Comes Back talks about losing her mother twice to the cult leader Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh of Wild Wild Country fame and then joining a coven herself. Listen to this fantastic true story about what it's like to watch part of your family's story on Netflix and how one woman’s search for spirituality ultima…
 
Grace Dent follows Cornwall Airport Newquay over the tough pandemic winter.The Untold has been tracking the fortunes of the airport since March 2020, when the regional airline Flybe collapsed. Since then successive lockdowns and travel restrictions have left the airport close to permanent closure.The Untold follows the airport’s director and staff …
 
In 1919, Romain Rolland wrote the Declaration of the Independence of the Mind as a call to intellectuals to rise above division, censorship and nationalism of their day. Nahlah Ayed speaks to Canadian and international thinkers to consider the role of the intellectual today, and to rewrite the declaration for our own post-truth moment. *This episod…
 
Layton & Johnstone - "The Argentines, the Portuguese and the Greeks" Ikey Robinson Band - "Rub Me Some More" Babe Ruth - "Buy "Ectable" Annuities" Betty Grable and Dan Dailey - "It's Deductible" Clevis Multrum & the Paregoric Harmonizers - "The House that Was Built from the Upstairs Down" Putney Dandridge - "You're a Heavenly Thing" Frantic Faye Th…
 
Writer/Traveler Mike Reiss (The Simpsons, The Critic, the new podcast What Am I Doing Here?) was baffled when schools in Massachusetts, Iowa, and the entire state of Texas banned his innocent children's book. The reason turned out to be dumber and weirder than he could have imagined. Join us EVERY Friday night at 7pm PST for Story Smash the Storyte…
 
Perhaps no question is more important than this one: what is the common good? What can we agree on that benefits us all? IDEAS looks to the English Civil Wars from the 17th century when great questions of the common good were rediscovered, argued, and fought over changing England — and the world — forever. *This episode is part of our series, The C…
 
Throughout history, single women have been vilified, ostracized and shamed. And while there are more single-person households in Canada than ever before, that lingering stigma still follows the single woman. CBC producer Alison Cook explores the social history of these ‘deviant’ women in her documentary, The Rise of the Glorified Spinster. *Origina…
 
The rules for behaving well in a society arguably depend on the size of that society. The structures, institutions and even the logic behind human co-operation change along the axes of space, population, and time. From camping trips to climate change conferences, IDEAS examines why scale matters so much to conversations about the common good. *This…
 
Fats Waller - "Sloppy Water Blues" Cole Porter - "C'est Magnifique" Ken Freedman - "phone message to Courtney about selling the station" Euneeda Bodenheim - "Delbarton's Poesy Alive™ (celebrating National Poetry Month)" Koichi Sugii - "Kiso-Bushi" Cab Calloway & His Orchestra - "Everybody Eats When They Come to My House" Boots & His Buddies - "Anyt…
 
IDEAS producer Mary Lynk explores what is the purpose of a long life? Traditional cultures often place older people at the top of social hierarchy, but in modern Western societies there's been a profound loss of meaning and vital social roles for older adults. What happened? And what role can we reimagine for older people now? *This episode is part…
 
What happens when a hard-boiled New York Times crime reporter on a book tour checks into his posh San Francisco hotel and can't find...the bed? Author Ralph Blumenthal ("The Believer: Alien Encounters, Hard Science, and the Passion of John Mack,") shares a mortifying story from his travels, before discussing his new biography of an esteemed Harvard…
 
What a guy. A real journey of discovery through rugby. Growing up on potentially the wrong side of society in Auckland, to bringing up 4 awesome girls with his wife in Cardiff. I respect the honesty, and the sacrifice Willis has gone through to make a better life for himself and his family. A champion with The Hurricanes, Cardiff Rugby and Wales, t…
 
Perhaps no question is more important than this one: what is the common good? What can we agree on that benefits us all? IDEAS looks to the English Civil Wars from the 17th century when great questions of the common good were rediscovered, argued, and fought over changing England — and the world — forever. *This episode is part of our series, The C…
 
Jimmie Rodgers - "Let Me Be Your Side Track" Cannon's Jug Stompers - "Viola Lee Blues" Jean Starr & L'Ana Hyams All Stars - "Seven Riffs with the Right Women" Boots & His Buddies - "Rose Room" Sidney Phillips and His Orchestra - "Message from Mars" Earl Hines - "Down Among the Sheltering Palms" Gus Bodenheim - "The Delbarton Vaccine" Teddy Wilson -…
 
Fats Waller - "Messin' Around with the Blues" Willie "The Lion" Smith - "Finger Buster" Joe McGasko - "Exposes Courtney's Attempt at Extortion" George Formby - "Isle of Man" Lord Invader - "Reincarnation" Louis Jordan and His Tympany 5 - "Run Joe" Gus Bodenheim - "Expressing More Pity than Scorn for WFMU" Ronald Frankau & Monte Crick - "Everyone's …
 
Tampa Red - "She Want to Sell My Monkey" Dany Kane & Virginie Morgan - "Dany Smokes Virginie" Mamie Smith - "Goin' Crazy with the Blues" Fats Waller - "There's a Gal in My Life" George Formby - "The Barmaid at the Rose and Crown" Mary Lou Williams Girl Stars with Marjorie Hyams & Mary Osborne - "Timmie Time" Gus Bodenheim - "The Problematic™" Victo…
 
Environmental problems are well-known and have been for decades, so why are we still edging towards a global catastrophe? Environmentalist Graham Saul believes it comes down to a message problem — mainly because environmentalism doesn’t have a single, coherent, unified message that people can grasp. *This episode originally aired on November 23, 20…
 
Korey Coleman (Spill.com, Double Toasted) was part of a 48 hour filmmaking project when someone handed him a bottle of Maker's Mark. When he woke up the next morning he was wearing boxing gloves and laying next to a strange bedfellow. Plus, we talk about his YouTube channel, Double Toasted and Korey's review of the feature film, the thriller, "The …
 
Amazing insight in to Professional Football across the Premier League, Championship, & League One. Honest, open, & hugely passionate. We spoke about coming through the ranks, earning respect with Paul Ince, the state of todays game, BLM & taking the knee, experiencing Racism on Social Media, & more. Thanks to Ron Skinners & Sons, LT Scaffold Servic…
 
In his 2020 CBC Massey Lectures, Citizen Lab founder and director Ron Deibert wants to get us thinking about how best to mitigate the harms of social media, and in doing so, construct a viable communications ecosystem that supports civil society and contributes to the betterment of the human condition (instead of the opposite). *This episode origin…
 
What we don’t see — because it is so carefully hidden from the public eye — is the ecological impact of our social media usage and the wasteful consumption loop we’re trapped in, as we’re pushed to constantly upgrade our devices and turn simple electronics and appliances into “smart” machines. *This episode originally aired on November 13, 2020.…
 
The initial vision of the internet was that it would empower individuals and expose the wrongdoings of state and corporate interests. But now the same technologies that had been used for public uprisings against oppressive governments are now being used by those governments against political demonstrators, whistleblowers and dissidents. *This episo…
 
Podcast Guru Harry Duran (Podcast Junkies, Vertical Farming) didn’t know what he wanted to do in life, so he went to Thailand to visit a friend and ponder. During a hike near a waterfall, Harry slipped on a rock and from that terrifying incident, Harry's choices became clear. Join us EVERY Friday night at 7pm PST for Story Smash the Storytelling Ga…
 
The ads that personalize our internet browsing are obvious examples of how "attention merchants" vie for our data, but the more insidious actors are the ones we don't see. In his second CBC Massey Lecture, Ron Deibert explores "the economic engine that underlies social media: the personal data surveillance economy" and what is called "surveillance …
 
What a great guy, who genuinely seems content in life. From Hearsay, Popstars, and the early Noughties fame in the Press, to Theatre, Acting and Music, Noel has had many ups and downs, but continues to learn, grow, and do what makes him happy! Thanks to my amazing partners; Ron Skinner & Sons, LT Scaffold Services, Links Recruitment Group, JBG Grou…
 
There's a problem with that device in your hand — your phone that makes you anxious when it's not near. Renowned tech expert Ron Deibert says that needs to change. The 2020 Massey Lecturer suggests we need a 'reset' and in his first lecture, Deibert sketches out the layered problem — and how he sees a way forward. *This episode originally aired on …
 
Since its beginnings, Hollywood has portrayed African Americans in a variety of ways: as primitive beings in Birth of a Nation, as happy former slaves in Gone With the Wind, as an earnest gentleman in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, and as hypersexual heroes during the 1970s "blaxploitation" era. Filmmaker Julie Dash says, "it's like we were props in…
 
Since its beginnings, Hollywood has portrayed African Americans in a variety of ways: as primitive beings in Birth of a Nation, as happy former slaves in Gone With the Wind, as an earnest gentleman in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, and as hypersexual heroes during the 1970s "blaxploitation" era. Filmmaker Julie Dash says, "it's like we were props in…
 
Since its beginnings, Hollywood has portrayed African Americans in a variety of ways: as primitive beings in Birth of a Nation, as happy former slaves in Gone With the Wind, as an earnest gentleman in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, and as hypersexual heroes during the 1970s "blaxploitation" era. Filmmaker Julie Dash says, "it's like we were props in…
 
Actress/Filmmaker, Victoria Lacoste (from French fashion and sport empire Lacoste, Edelweiss Productions, Asking For A Friend, The 4th Wall) rebelled against her famous family heritage to pursue a career in acting and filmmaking. Listen to the long path around the world it took Victoria, to find her passion. Join us EVERY Friday night at 7pm PST fo…
 
Jess is open, honest, thought provoking - A proven winner - 7 Countries, 11 teams, multiple Champions Leagues, Leagues and Cups. The most capped Welsh Footballer ever, with 30+ goals internationally. We chat Women's sport, being a high profile gay athlete and role model, social media, Women's football and the disparities with the men's game, winnin…
 
Several English-language literary works survive from the first millennium A.D. and it's still uncertain which is the oldest. However, a short elegy called The Wanderer stands out as English's oldest-surviving good poem, according to IDEAS producer Tom Howell. Experts in Old English help explain the appeal and the complexity of this ancient yet stra…
 
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