episode #88 a history of alcohol

Evidence of intentionally fermented beverages exist in the form of jugs dated as early as the Neolithic period (c. 10,000 BCE) when a fermented drink was produced from honey and wild yeasts, and so mead is a grandfather of all fermented alcoholic drinks. Grapevines were being cultivated for the purpose of making wine in the… Continue reading episode #88 a history of alcohol

episode #87 move your body

Maloja, Switzerland The most famous oracle of all time, Nostradamus, (Michel de Nostradame) predicted various misfortunes for the year that has just begun. “Great calamities of blood and hunger”, begins the page dedicated to the year 2022. “No abbots, monks, no novices to learn; Honey shall cost far more than candle-wax” “So high the price of… Continue reading episode #87 move your body

episode #85 memory of Christmas

Maloja, Sils Lake, Switzerland In 1920s Christmas was described as “The elevating aroma of Christmas trees lingers in the air, whilst wreaths glisten and lights twinkle as a warm glow emanates from houses filled with stockings, candles, toys, good food and the hope of Father Christmas.” Christmas traditions are a mixture of centuries and countries… Continue reading episode #85 memory of Christmas

episode #80 November in history

At 3pm on 2 November 1936 the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC began the world's first regular hi-definition television service, from specially constructed studios at Alexandra Palace in North London.  Armistice Day - Remembrance Day - the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month the guns finally fell silent, the war halted and… Continue reading episode #80 November in history

episode #72 food time line III

Music Prince: Starfish and Coffee BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah: Food Freak Power: Moonbeam Woman Ella Fitzgerald: Black Coffee Say Yes Dog: Plastic Love Caro Emerald: Liquid Lunch Princess Chelsey: Cigarette Duet Mr Scruff: Fish Stereo MC’s: Chicken Shake Tim Tim: Rum'n'cocacola (Shake It Up We) Francis Lai: Le Bon Et Les Méchants Community radio midnight… Continue reading episode #72 food time line III

episode #70 month of September

Spoken word Maura Dooley: Still Life with Sea Pinks and High Tides (read by James Franco) Music Yann Tiersen: Les Deux Pianos Nightmares On Wax: Les Nuits Buena Vista Social Club: Candela The Propellerheads: Velvet Pants Roÿksopp: Sparks Daft Punk: Veridis quo Zero 7: Salt Water Sound David Borsu: Late Nite Swing Nina Simone: One… Continue reading episode #70 month of September

episode #68 food timeline I

Music Pharrell Williams: Hunter Henry Mancini & His Orchestra: Baby Elephant Walk Barrio Jazz Gang: Five Apple Maples GoGo Penguin: Hopopono Dennis Parker: Like an Eagle Belleruche: Ginger Wine The 5.6.7.8’s: Three Cool Chicks Florence + The Machine: Rabbit Heart [Raise It Up] Bonobo feat. Grey Reverend: First Fires  Friends From Rio 1 feat. Celia… Continue reading episode #68 food timeline I

episode #67 period of harvest

Harvest, the season of the gathering of crops. The word is derived from the Anglo-Saxon haerfest (“autumn”) or the Old High German herbist. Harvest has been a season of joy from the oldest times. The Romans had their Ludi Cereales, or feasts in honour of Ceres, the goddess of agriculture/ crops. The Druids celebrated their… Continue reading episode #67 period of harvest

episode #66 month of August

Summer declines and roses have grown rare,But cottage crofts are gay with hollyhocks,And in old garden walks you breathe an airFragrant of pinks and August-smelling stocks.John Todhunter Music Yann Tiersen: La Redecouverte TM Juke: Come Away Gotan Project: La Cruz Del Sur Jack Johnson: Better Together The Limananas: The Darkside Beatrice Dillon: Workaround Two Melody’s… Continue reading episode #66 month of August

episode #65 space, cosmos, universe

Have you ever wondered what's beyond the known limits? What's past the edge of our maps?  If the universe is infinite in size, you don't really need to worry about this conundrum. But even if the universe is finite, it doesn't necessarily mean there is an edge or an outside. It could be that our… Continue reading episode #65 space, cosmos, universe