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 #83 lidos

Hoylake’s bath on the promenade opened in June 1913 and was refurbished in the late 1920s, and re-opened in 1931. In 1976 the council closed Hoylake Baths after the site suffered storm damage but it was reopened by Hoylake Pool Trust. A run of bad weather and a lack of funding saw the baths closed… Continue reading episode #83 lidos

episode #82 treasures of Wirral

Hoylake the name Hoylake was derived from Hoyle Lake West Kirby "Kirby" is an old Norse (Viking) name, meaning ‘church-town’ originally Kirkjubyr, meaning 'village with a church’. The form with the modifier "West" exists to distinguish it from the other town of the same name in Wirral: Kirkby-in-Walea (now the modern town of Wallasey).  Port… Continue reading episode #82 treasures of Wirral

episode #81 back to the past

Spoken word Robert Minhinnick: The Rhinoceros read by Michael Sheen Music The Propellerheads feat. Miss Shirley Bassey: History Repeating  Boards of Canada: New Seeds Moby: In This World The Good, The Bad & The Queen: History Song Morcheeba: Gained The World Gabin: Keep It Cool Underworld: Dirty Epic Rufus Wainwright: Complainte de la Butte Damon… Continue reading episode #81 back to the past

episode #77 Halloween

Halloween (a contraction of "All Hallows' evening"),also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve,or All Saints' Eve is a holiday observed on 31st October the day before the Western Christian feast of All Saints, or All Hallows, and initiates the season of Allhallowtide. In much of Europe and North America, celebration of Halloween is largely nonreligious.… Continue reading episode #77 Halloween

episode #74 month of October

October glows on every cheek,October shines in every eye,While up the hill and down the daleHer crimson banners fly.Elaine Goodale Eastman  This month’s name comes from Latin octo and Greek ôctō (as in octagon and octopus) meaning “eight,” because this was the eighth month of the early Roman calendar. October’s full Moon, known as the Hunter’s Moon,… Continue reading episode #74 month of October

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 #37 instrumental

Spoken Word Alice Oswald: Vertigo read by Ruth Wilson Music Akhenaton: Derniere Banque Gorillaz: 68 State Aphex Twin: Orban Eq Trx4 Stelvio Cipriani: Notte degli squali (inseguimento) [Colonna sonora del film ''La notte degli squali''] SBTRKT: Highs And Lows Jazztronik: Butterfly Dance Zero 7: Polaris BADBADNOTGOOD: Confessions Thelonious Monk: Honysuckle Rose Coleman Hawkins: I Wished… Continue reading episode #37 instrumental