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From current events to the current PGA TOUR event, and from pop culture to pop psychology, join television and radio personality Timm Matthews and musician and entrepreneur Frank Bassett plus the rest of the "Golf Talk America" crew for a free-form discussion covering a variety of entertaining topics.
 
Since its inception in 2002, CenterStage has welcomed some of the biggest names from sports and entertainment. With host Michael Kay leading the way, viewers of CenterStage have gotten a unique glimpse of what it's like to be such people as Derek Jeter, Spike Lee, Yogi Berra, Jon Bon Jovi, Joe Namath, John Cena, and a whole host of other great names. And now, this treasure trove of audio content is available via the CenterStage podcast from the YES Network.
 
Packed with trivia, comedy and celebrity guests, Ask Me Another is like an amusement park for your brain. Host Ophira Eisenberg and musician Jonathan Coulton take brilliant contestants on a roller coaster that'll make you laugh and scream (out the answers)—and barely anyone throws up in a trash can.
 
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In 1985, Greg Mack, a DJ working for Los Angeles radio station KDAY, played a song that sounded like nothing else on West Coast airwaves: Toddy Tee’s “The Batteram,” a hip hop track that reflected the experiences of a young man growing up in 1980s Compton. The song tells about the Los Angeles Police Department’s battering ram truck, an emblem of th…
 
When Judith G. Coffin discovered a virtually unexplored treasure trove of letters to Simone de Beauvoir from Beauvoir's international readers, it inspired Coffin to explore the intimate bond between the famed author and her reading public. This correspondence, at the heart of Sex, Love, and Letters: Writing Simone de Beauvoir (Cornell UP, 2020), im…
 
Bowling for Communism: Urban Ingenuity at the End of East Germany (Cornell University Press, 2020) illuminates how civic life functioned in Leipzig, East Germany's second-largest city, on the eve of the 1989 revolution by exploring acts of urban ingenuity amid catastrophic urban decay. Andrew Demshuk profiles the creative activism of local communis…
 
Steve, Miss Beka Sue, Royce, Dana the Dreamer 6 and Heidi talk about the growth in the interest of yeast in bourbon. TBD music is by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Important Links: ABV Network Shop: https://shop.abvnetwork.com/ Our Club: https://www.abvnetwork.com/club Challenge Coin Challenges: https://www.abvnetwork.com/coin Patreon: https://ww…
 
Antony Rotunno (Glass Onion: On John Lennon) rejoins the show for pt. 2 of our look at John Lennon compilations through the years. "Peace, Love Truth, Karma and a Working Class Hero Icon." Which of these sets are worthwhile, and which should only be picked up if you have the cash to complete your collection!…
 
Steve and Justine taste and review Douglas and Todd Small Batch Bourbon Cream Liqueur. TBD music is by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Important Links: ABV Network Shop: https://shop.abvnetwork.com/ Our Club: https://www.abvnetwork.com/club Challenge Coin Challenges: https://www.abvnetwork.com/coin Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theabvnetwork Ch…
 
Steve, McNew, Miss Beka Sue, Royce and Christi talk Batch #7 from Four Gate. TBD music is by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Important Links: ABV Network Shop: https://shop.abvnetwork.com/ Our Club: https://www.abvnetwork.com/club Challenge Coin Challenges: https://www.abvnetwork.com/coin Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theabvnetwork Check us out…
 
00:00 Did Carson Wentz silence his critics last night? 14:54 Is Sunday at Washington a must-win game for the Cowboys? 26:03 Biggest takeaway from the Eagles’ win? 39:11 Who should feel better about their QB: 49ers or Patriots? 51:58 Did the Eagles prove they’re the best team in the NFC East? 1:04:10 Any issue with Mike McCarthy saying “win the divi…
 
Daily Show correspondents Ronny Chieng and Michael Kosta play a game about Elvis and The Lord of the Rings. Heidi Schreck talks about her play What the Constitution Means to Me and audits the cutest civics class ever, where kids read the Constitution. Plus, comedians Danielle Perez and Madison Shepard win the "good sport" award in a quiz about masc…
 
Ellen Wayland-Smith is an associate professor of writing at University of Southern California. Her book The Angel in the Marketplace: Adwoman Jean Wade Rindlaub and the Selling of America (University of Chicago Press, 2020) follows the career of adwoman Jean Wade Rindlaub who in the mid-twentieth century created the advertising campaigns selling co…
 
In 1947, decolonization promised a better life for India's peasants, workers, students, Dalits, and religious minorities. By the 1970s, however, this promise had not yet been realized. Various groups fought for the social justice but in response, Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi suspended the constitution, and with it, civil liberties. The hope of dec…
 
In the past decade alone, more than ten million corpses have been exhumed and reburied across the Chinese landscape. The campaign has transformed China's graveyards into sites of acute personal, social, political, and economic contestation. In The Chinese Deathscape. Grave Reform in Modern China, three historians of China, Jeffrey Snyder-Reinke, Ch…
 
Steve, McNew, Jolee & Cory discuss whether or not bourbon prices are jumping the shark. TBD music is by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Important Links: ABV Network Shop: https://shop.abvnetwork.com/ Our Club: https://www.abvnetwork.com/club Challenge Coin Challenges: https://www.abvnetwork.com/coin Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theabvnetwork C…
 
00:00 Is tonight Carson Wentz’s last chance to prove himself? 13:52 Can the Cowboys count on Zeke to get them back on track? 24:03 Would it be a mistake for the Seahawks to sign Antonio Brown? 37:18 Is it a bad look for Baker to clap back at his critics? 48:05 Could Mike McCarthy be one-and-done with the Cowboys? 1:07:20 Agree with Favre that the C…
 
With the controversy surrounding the Eyes of Texas dominating the headlines, the 2-2 Texas Longhorns entertain the 1-1 Baylor Bears on Saturday in a matchup of college roommates turned coaches Dave Aranda and Tom Herman. Sicem365 host David Smoak joins On Second Thought podcast hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls to discuss a Baylor team that hasn’t…
 
Sir Noel Malcolm’s captivating new book, Useful Enemies: Islam and the Ottoman Empire in Western Political Thought, 1450-1750 (Oxford University Press, 2019), tells the story of Western European fascination with the Ottoman empire and Islam between the fall of Constantinople in 1453 and the latter half of the 18th century. This beautifully argued, …
 
Why Give a Damn About Strangers? In his book The Kindness of Strangers: How a Selfish Ape Invented a New Moral Code (Basic Books, 2020), Michael E. McCullough explains. McCullough is a professor of psychology at the University of California San Diego, where he directs the Evolution and Human Behavior laboratory. Long interested in prosocial behavio…
 
When you mention Japanese War crimes in World War Two, you’ll often get different responses from different generations. The oldest among us will talk about the Bataan Death March. Younger people, coming of age in the 1990s, will mention the Rape of Nanking or the comfort women forced into service by the Japanese army. Occasionally, someone will men…
 
On November 3, 1969 Richard M. Nixon addressed the nation in what would come to be known as “The Silent Majority Speech”. In 32 minutes, the president promoted his plan for a “Vietnamization” of the war and called upon “the great silent majority of my fellow Americans” to support his plan “to end the war in a way that we could win the peace”. Argui…
 
Steve, McNew, Lenny and Rob talk to Liz Paquette of Drizly about some of the data they collect and trends they see. TBD music is by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Important Links: ABV Network Shop: https://shop.abvnetwork.com/ Our Club: https://www.abvnetwork.com/club Challenge Coin Challenges: https://www.abvnetwork.com/coin Patreon: https://www…
 
00:00 Are you worried Mike McCarthy has lost the Cowboys’ locker room? 14:38 Reaction to Baker Mayfield’s wife defending him on social media? 30:40 OK with Aaron Rodgers defending Mike McCarthy amid criticism? 39:36 Should Trevor Lawrence refuse to play for the Jets if they land the #1 pick? 50:21 Any issue with McCarthy’s response to the criticism…
 
In 1618, on the eve of the Thirty Years’ War, the German alchemist and physician Michael Maier published Atalanta fugiens, an intriguing and complex musical alchemical emblem book designed to engage the ear, eye, and intellect. The book unfolds as a series of fifty emblems, each of which contains an accompanying "fugue" music scored for three voice…
 
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, over three hundred young Jewish women from Orthodox, mostly Hasidic, homes in Western Galicia (now Poland) fled their communities and sought refuge in a Kraków convent, where many converted to Catholicism. Relying on a wealth of archival documents, including court testimonies, letters, diaries, …
 
At the end of the 20th century, the liberal international order appeared unassailable after its triumph over the authoritarian challenges of Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia. Twenty years later, however, the assumptions underlying the system appear discredited as international relations devolve into confrontation and conflict. In The New Twenty Years…
 
In the decades since it was identified in 1981, HIV/AIDS has devastated African American communities. Members of those communities mobilized to fight the epidemic and its consequences from the beginning of the AIDS activist movement. They struggled not only to overcome the stigma and denial surrounding a "white gay disease" in Black America, but al…
 
Steve, Miss Beka Sue, Heidi, Kevan, Stacey & Lenny talk about Old Rip Van Winkle work boots. TBD music is by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Important Links: ABV Network Shop: https://shop.abvnetwork.com/ Our Club: https://www.abvnetwork.com/club Challenge Coin Challenges: https://www.abvnetwork.com/coin Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theabvnetw…
 
This week on the podcast, we catch up with David Eaton, the man behind what’s quickly become the favorite rookie heavyweight of the 2020 season of BattleBots—Rusty. This tank-treaded, rusty garage build quickly captured the heart of combat robotics internet, and we get the whole story. This week’s combat robotics news stories: > 2020 sticker haul: …
 
00:00 Biggest reason for the Cowboys’ loss to the Cardinals? 21:47 Do you like the Dolphins’ decision to start Tua Tagovailoa? 30:53 Did last night’s blowout loss prove the Cowboys should be all-in on Dak? 46:39 Are Belichick’s struggles proof Brady deserves credit for the Patriots dynasty? 57:52 Will the Cowboys win the NFC East? 1:06:20 Will team…
 
The Protestant Reformation looms large in our cultural imagination. In the standard telling, it’s the moment the world went modern. Casting off the shackles and superstitions of medieval Catholicism, reformers translated the Bible into the vernacular and democratized religion. In this story, it’s no wonder that Protestantism should give birth to li…
 
In The Habsburgs: To Rule the World (Basic Books, 2020), Martyn Rady, Masaryk Professor of Central European History at University College London, tells the epic story of a dynasty and the world it built -- and then lost -- over nearly a millennium. From modest origins in what is to-day southern Germany and Switzerland, the Habsburgs gained control …
 
Exporting Jim Crow: Blackface Minstrelsy in South Africa and Beyond (U Massachusetts Press, 2020) by Dr. Chinua Thelwell is a rich, well-researched, and sobering investigation of blackface minstrelsy as the “visual bedrock of a transcolonial cultural imaginary.” In tracing minstrel globalization across the Anglo-colonial and British imperial worlds…
 
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