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Welcome to The Zest Is History, a brand new podcast from Melissa Mason and Josie Rozenberg-Clarke (former hosts of All Aussie Mystery Hour). Each week, they will spin you a 100% legit and maybe 80% researched yarn from Australia's weird, wild and obviously zesty history. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
The year is 2317. From their headquarters on the Moon, The Interstellar Criminal Investigation Agency keeps the peace. Or at least they try to. But Space Pirates have other ideas in mind. Two women find themselves on the opposite side of the law but the same side of love. Starcrossed was written and created by Seewai Hui and Grace Albers Smith, and stars, Samar Alshams, Rebecca Bachmann, Carey Bibb, Mason Greer, Gage McAllister, Melissa Melendez, Harris Milgrim, Angie Reed, Selah Scott, Clar ...
 
In a unique weekly podcast, Edith Bowman sits down with a variety of film directors, actors, producers and composers to talk about the music that inspired them and how they use music in their films, from their current release to key moments in their career. The music chosen by our guests is woven into the interview and used alongside clips from their films. https://twitter.com/soundtrackinguk https://www.facebook.com/Soundtrackingwithedithbowman/ https://play.spotify.com/user/soundtrackingwi ...
 
The Happy Valley Hustle podcast tells the stories of those who run their own businesses, launch side-hustles and make the digital age work for them. It’s a celebration of challenging the old ways of doing things and sharing insights gained from success and failure. It's available the first and third Wednesday of each month on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify.
 
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Edith spoke to our latest guest on Soundtracking in the midst of our very first lockdown - not only when we were considerably more uncertain about things than we are today, but also before we knew what an extraordinary impact his film was going to have on lovers of cinema. Since chatting to Florian Zeller, his directorial debut The Father has had a…
 
Nick Bayer is the founder and CEO of Saxbys, the coffee chain with a mission to "Make Life Better." The Philadelphia-based business boasts 30 locations and 500+ team of employees, including college students running cafes on campuses such as Penn State, Georgetown and Penn. Nick discusses unifying employees on a shared mission, branding and getting …
 
It's another double header for you on this week's Soundtracking, with a director and one of his leading ladies joining me to discuss their spin on one of Disney's most iconic villains. Craig Gillespie and Emma Stone have, quite simply, created a fabulous Cruella De Vil. Effectively a prequel to the original animated classic, Cruella also stars Emma…
 
Tyler describes Oxford professor and theoretical physicist David Deutsch as a “maximum philosopher of freedom” with no rival. A pioneer in the field of quantum computing, Deutsch subscribes to the multiple-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics. He is also adamant that the universe (or multiverse) is not incomprehensible – believing that the mu…
 
Maddy Pryor is immersed in social media, at work and in various side projects. Being ambitious and digitally plugged means having lots of avenues to explore -- but assessing all those ideas takes a lot of energy. In this episode, Bill and Maddy share business ideas and seek clarity when it comes to reigning in your curiosity. As social media specia…
 
Our latest guest on Soundtracking is a composer returning for a second visit, having scored pretty much every blockbuster to hit our screens in recent weeks. The work of Tom Holkenborg - or Junkie XL, if you prefer - can currently be heard in the epic Snyder Cut of Justice League, Godzilla vs Kong, and the riotous Netflix Zombie heist flick Army Of…
 
As a Canadian economist who once served as the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney has had many occasions to reflect on the importance of values. Whether it’s ingratiating himself as a public servant in a foreign country, managing a central bank, or addressing climate change, he’s seen the power of shared objectives and the importance of v…
 
Our latest guest on Soundtracking is one our our faves - a supremely talented composer and all-round top fella, returning to the podcast for a third time. As ever, Nicholas Britell's services are in high demand - and he's been keeping pretty busy during the pandemic and beyond Not only has he scored Barry Jenkins's new Amazon Prime series, The Unde…
 
Gifted young Argentines tend to leave home to “make it in America” and never look back, but after earning a degree from Harvard, writing a book about the Spanish Civil War, and living in the United States for 12 years, Pierpaolo Barbieri has returned to Argentina. And he’s bringing foreign capital and talented expats with him. Pierpaolo’s FinTech s…
 
Cookie bakers and eaters are sweet on Anne Yorks' business, The Flour Box. She took a knack for baking and stirred up a Facebook following that's 1.5 million followers strong. Hear her story of turning passion into profit, tapping into vibrant online communities, and pivoting from baking to suppling materials and knowledge. Anne is also set to publ…
 
Our latest guests on Soundtracking are writer / director Julie Taymor and her partner both romantically and creatively, the composer Elliot Goldenthal. Julia and Elliot joined Edith to discuss The Glorias, a remarkable film about the life of journalist and political activist, Gloria Steinem, with different actors playing her in the various phases o…
 
Scott Walker and Joe Putnam wear a lot of hats -- or ball caps -- in their roles with the State College Spikes minor league baseball team. That’s especially true now that the respective general manager and director of communications are fighting to keep their team alive. With one of 42 teams in danger of losing major league affiliation, they’re in …
 
I have no doubt that when my children are grown people, making their way in the world, they will hear the faint refrain of my voice when they roll out of bed and get ready for their day: “Attitude-dressed-bed” And again after they have breakfast: “Teeth-face-hair-deodorant-zone” These have been the anthems of our mornings for years and my goal has …
 
This week, Mel tells Josie about Shane Warne - one of Australia's greatest cricketers of all time. Shane was also known for his sexcapades, including plenty of sexting, an alleged threesome and a whirlwind romance with none other than Liz Hurley. CREDITS: Ninemsn, 2007 https://web.archive.org/web/20071109155241/http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.as…
 
Our latest guest on Soundtracking is a rare thing in this business: a female composer. Huzzah! Amelia Warner is relatively new to the game, but is definitely making waves, having provided the scores for Mary Shelley and the brilliant BBC short, Leading Lady Parts. Her latest offering is Wild Mountain Thyme. Written and directed by John Patrick Shan…
 
Daniel Carpenter is one of the world’s leading experts on regulation and the foremost expert on the US Food and Drug Administration. A professor of Government at Harvard University, he’s conducted extensive research on regulation and government organizations, as well as on the development of political institutions in the United States. His latest b…
 
The rise of electronic sports leagues and gaming content creators, has created opportunities for enterprising gamers as well as investors. Seth Mason, founder and chief marketing officer of The Esport Company, and John Comonitski, creator “JohnyJ25” on YouTube, share their experiences of turning a passion into profit in this emerging industry. This…
 
Our guests on this latest episode of Soundtracking are successful musicians in their own right who - not for the first time - have teamed up to deliver a stunning movie score. Dustin O'Halloran and Volker Bertelmann first worked together on Garth Edwards's Lion. They've since brought us the music to The Old Guard, The Art Of Racing In The Rain, A C…
 
Our guests on this week's Soundtracking are a couple of ladies eyeing success at the Academy Awards on Sunday evening. Emerald Fennell and Carey Mulligan have combined to great effect on the former's directorial debut, Promising Young Woman, which she also wrote. Nominated for 5 Oscars - including best picture, director and actor - Promising Young …
 
A self-professed nerd, the young Shadi Bartsch could be found awake late at night, reading Latin under the covers of her bed by flashlight. Now a professor of Classics at the University of Chicago, Dr. Bartsch is one of the best-known classicists in America and recently published her own translation of Virgil’s Aeneid. Widely regarded for her writi…
 
Guest No. 1, Matt Swayne, returns for the 100th episode of "Happy Valley Hustle"! Matt Swayne's day job is science writer but following his curiosity has lead to some exciting side projects. He's published several books on the paranormal, and is currently a writer for The Quantum Daily, diving deep into the emerging field of quantum computing. Matt…
 
We've cheated a bit this week - as one of our guests doesn't really talk about music at all. But given her film Nomadland has just won a sackful of BAFTAs and is nominated for six Oscars too, we thought we'd cut Chloe Zhao a little slack. To be honest, Edith just wanted to share the interview with you, so much does she love the film - which stars F…
 
Divine Lipscomb is a student, an entrepreneur and a former inmate. He's dedicated himself to reforming the correctional system and setting up returning citizens for success through Penn State's Restorative Justice Initiative, the Centre County Re-Entry Support Group and his own organization, Corrective Gentlemen. This episode was originally release…
 
In this episode, Josie tells Mel the chaotic story of Lennie Gwyther, a 9-year-old boy whose parents let him ride his pony Ginger Mick 1000km to Sydney to see the opening of the Harbour Bridge. Shoutout to Nik from the Zest Is History Facebook group for suggesting this yarn! Hate any kind of zest? Skip straight to 20:20. CREDITS: SMH 2015 by Caroly…
 
We don't just have one guest for you on our latest episode of Soundtracking - or even two. No, it's a 'three-for' this week, as we explore the wonder that is Sound of Metal. Nominated for six Oscars and four BAFTAs, including shouts from both for the extraordinary Riz Ahmed as best actor, Sound of Metal tells the story of a drummer, Ruben, who is g…
 
Before he was California Poet Laureate or leading the National Endowment for the Arts, Dana Gioia marketed Jell-O. Possessing both a Stanford MBA and a Harvard MA, he combined his creativity and facility with numbers to climb the corporate ladder at General Foods to the second highest rung before abruptly quitting to become a poet and writer. That …
 
Chris Uhl and Melissa DiJulio have created a guide to help others resist the cultural narratives that can interfere with us finding meaning and happiness. Chris is a professor emeritus of biology and Melissa is a writer/teaching assistant, who have combined to write "Awaken 101: Discovering Meaning and Purpose in Uncertain Times." Hear them share k…
 
Our latest guest on Soundtracking is composer Emile Mosseri, who has deservedly been Oscar nominated for his score to the quite beautiful Minari. Written and directed by Lee Isaac Chung, Minari tells the semi-autobiographical story of South Korean immigrants trying to make a new life in rural America during the 1980s. It's available to watch as of …
 
In the aftermath of the explosion at the food shipment station, Astra has to do her best to throw off Tommy, who is convinced that there is a mole in the Agency. Meanwhile, Hilda's crew occupy their time on the long journey to Proxima Centauri B. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app…
 
This week, Mel tells Josie all about the infamous B&S ball - once called Bachelor and Spinster Balls, now often called "Beer & Sex Balls". In the ye olde days, these events were about matchmaking - now, they're kinda a huge debaucherous festival. As always, love us please: Join The Zest Is History Podcast group on FB by searching for "The Zest Is H…
 
Our latest episode of Soundtracking sees us joined by an incredibly prolific composer, who currently has a couple of very exciting projects for you to feast your ears on. Henry Jackman's latest work can be heard on Apple TV's Russo brothers film, Cherry, and Falcon And The Winter Soldier, which is streaming weekly on Disney + He's an absolute joy, …
 
Host Bill Zimmerman breaks down “Killing the Business: From Backyards to the Big Leagues," a new memoir from wrestling brothers The Young Bucks. The story of Nick and Matt Jackson's tenacity offers up insights on disruption, fan engagement and branding that can help those hustling outside of the squared circle. ENTER to win a Swag Pack full of good…
 
What can new technology tell us about our ancient past? Archaeologist and remote sensing expert Sarah Parcak has used satellite imagery to discover over a dozen potential pyramids and thousands of tombs from ancient Egypt. A professor of anthropology and founding director of the Laboratory for Global Observation at the University of Alabama at Birm…
 
Did you know that the person who scores Sacha Baron Cohen's film is, in fact, his brother Erran? Well done if you did; if not, that's your new fact for the day right there. Erran is our guest on this latest episode of Soundtracking - with us primarily to talk about Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, which has just picked up a couple of Golden Globes, has …
 
What can you gain from taking the road less traveled? What if you're behind the wheel of a 27-foot hotdog? Ashley Ferrara -- or "All-America Ashley," her handle as a Hotdogger for Oscar Mayer -- chose an unconventional job out of college, one that has left her enlivened while many of her peers slogged through Zoom fatigue. Hear what it's like to dr…
 
CRIKEY, WE'RE BACK! Josie tells Mel the story of one her most favourite people: conservationist, larrikin and family man Steve Irwin. Can she get through it without crying? Probably not! For a bonus video of Josie answering Steve-related questions, head over to our Patreon! To skip the zest, head straight to 20:45. CREDITS: 1992 Who Magazine articl…
 
Our latest guest on Soundtracking is a writer and director returning for a second sitting, who has made five outstanding films for the BBC about London's West Indian community. Steve McQueen's Small Axe anthology is a series of historical dramas spanning from the late 60s to early 80s - from the story of the legendary Mangrove restaurant to Red, Wh…
 
What unites John Cochrane the finance economist and “grumpy” policy blogger with John Cochrane the accomplished glider pilot? For John, the answer is that each derives from the same habit of mind which seeks to reduce things down to a few fundamental principles and a simple logical structure. And thus, piloting a glider can be understood as an appl…
 
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