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In the hallowed halls of Potterversity, hosts Katy McDaniel (Marietta College) and Emily Strand (Mt. Carmel College and Signum University) explore the Harry Potter series and wider Wizarding World from a critical academic perspective with scholars from a variety of fields, finding new ways to read and opening new doors. Made in association with http://MuggleNet.com.
 
Outside's longstanding literary storytelling tradition comes to life in audio with features that will entertain, inspire, and inform listeners. We launched in March 2016 with our first series, Science of Survival, which was developed in partnership with PRX, distributors of the idolized This American Life and The Moth Radio Hour, among others. We have since added three additional series, The Outside Interview, which has editor Christopher Keyes interrogating the biggest figures in sports, ad ...
 
ProclaimerCast is a podcast for Lectors and proclaimers of the Word in liturgy. It offers Lectors tools, tips, advice, Scriptural reflection and helpful information on the Scriptures we proclaim at Mass, so Lectors can minister well. Hosted by Emily Strand, Director of Liturgy at the University of Dayton, ProclaimerCast it is created by and for Lectors in the Roman Catholic tradition. However, anyone who proclaims the Word of God in a Christian assembly may be interested in ProclaimerCast.
 
Put on your prescription helmet and get ready to join the Bike Psyko himself, Michael Bissette, and his wife Emily as they talk all things bicycle. You will get behind the scenes details on past and upcoming EPIC rides, explore the unique brain of a cyclist, and learn tips and tricks about the sport of cycling!
 
Welcome to Brain Rot The podcast that takes a deep dive into the BEST WORST HORROR movies of the 80s & 90s. Those films that are 'so bad, they're good'. Each episode, Stevie (your VHS Veteran) welcomes a new guest into the trash heap. With guest-hosts ranging from horror know-it-all's to horror not-at-all's, these B-Movie bangers get dissected and immortalised in all their gory glory. So open THE GATE, grab some POPCORN, hold on to your GHOULIES and TROLL these films with us. See what I did ...
 
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Greetings, Rotters! This week I'm joined by the father and daughter duo to end all father and daughter duos. Anthony and Emily Head!! We sit down to discuss the 1987 mini-demon movie, 'The Gate'. We discuss the mind-blowing camera trickery of forced perspective, and lust after it's iconic 80s fashions. The gate is open, so step on though. Find us o…
 
People are drawn to the mountains for all kinds of reasons—the desire to challenge themselves physically or emotionally, a hunger for risk or perhaps solitude, the need for a sense of accomplishment. But for some, the appeal is both deeper and far more complicated. So it is with Sequoia Schmidt, whose father and brother died on K2, the world’s seco…
 
Hey Rotters! This week I'm joined by none other than Mark Kermode to discuss the 1982 trash-masterpiece, Basket Case. It's the age old tale of a boy carrying around his disfigured, formerly conjoined twin brother in a wicker basket. You know the one. Join us as we discuss an abundance of behind the scenes production anecdotes, 80s nostalgia and the…
 
In 2001, when Caroline Gleich was 15 years old, her half-brother Martin died in an avalanche while skiing in the Utah backcountry. That tragedy didn’t prevent Gleich from becoming a professional skier—quite the opposite—but it has led her to develop a unique approach to managing risk. The truth is, avalanches are largely predictable: they only occu…
 
Wassup Rotters! This week i'm joined by Mike Muncer (Evolution Of Horror)& Becky Darke to drag the 1991 postmodern slasher 'Popcorn' from its Canadian grave. We discuss the immersive horror cinema of William Castle and try to decide whether this film is supernatural or not. I still don't really know. I just know it's freaking awesome. Let us know w…
 
It was a glorious powder day in the Sierra Nevada when three friends set off into the backcountry at dawn. They had tons of experience and all the essential emergency gear, so they were unfazed by the fact that the local avalanche center had listed the danger that day as considerable. As the trio saw it, if you wanted to enjoy good skiing condition…
 
Put your paws up, Rotters! A poisonous cat, within a cat, on a luxury yacht? Yes please. This week we're joined by performer Cody Jamison Strand to talk about one of the most deranged movies ever to come out of the 80s, Uninvited (1988). We try to make sense of this inadvertent masterpiece and ponder the paramount question: 'What if cats were actua…
 
When a groups of friends in their twenties set out to climb Mount Rainier, they felt like they were ready for anything. But on the upper slopes of the peak, trouble found them. A storm moved in, and members of the party began to suffer from altitude sickness and dehydration. As climbers began turning around, two decided to push on: an aggressive mi…
 
A Valentine for...Uncle Vernon? In this episode of Potterversity, Katy and Emily talk with scholar Tim Jennings about Vernon Dursley in a way that, if it doesn’t redeem Harry’s uncle, does seek to humanize him. Why is Uncle Vernon the way that he is? What motivates him? Why is he so awful to Harry? We explore Vernon’s relationships with his wife Pe…
 
Hey Rotters! This week we're joined by the one and only Stephen Fry to discuss the slimiest and most outrageously eighties movie, Slugs. Listen as we discuss dodgy dubbing, exploding eye sockets and horror prostates!? If you like what you hear, don't forget to hit subscribe and drop us a rating. But nothing below 4 stars... that's just trolling! Fi…
 
It sounds like something out of a James Bond film: a robotic exoskeleton that helps you ski better. But the real thing exists. A San Francisco–based startup called Roam has developed a breakthrough device that pairs clever mechanics with artificial intelligence to give your lower body a boost when you need it most. For able-bodied skiers, it’s a pe…
 
We're heeeeeeere (in Carol Anne voice) For our very first episode, we're joined by actor George Rainsford to discuss the 1984, mutant mess, C.H.U.D. What was misremembered as a playful, easy-going monster romp, actually turned out to be a huge political and environmental statement. Who knew!? Listen to us chew the chud and ponder whether this film …
 
It began as every surfer’s dream: an empty point break, a rising swell, and a good friend to share the rides. But what happens when you’re out there and the waves just keep getting bigger and bigger and bigger? So it went for William Finnegan at a break off the Portuguese island of Madeira. This happened decades ago, back when surfers had to more o…
 
Welcome to the trash heap In this intro episode, your VHS Veteran (Stevie) gives you the lowdown on what to expect from Brain Rot. So dust off your VCR, grab a Push Pop and take the landline off the hook. It's about to get (moderately) scary. Listen out for the announcement of the first film we're covering and get to your local video store to rent …
 
Serious surfers train themselves to be ready for difficult moments: a brutal wipeout, being held down underwater by waves, losing a board and being forced swim a mile to shore. Then there are the kinds of experiences that nobody is really prepared for, like getting pushed out to sea by winds or currents and set adrift where nobody can see you. To g…
 
As it turns out, being a grown-up novice offers all kinds of surprising benefits. Just ask journalist Tom Vanderbilt, who spent a year attempting to pick up a variety of challenging skills, from surfing to singing to drawing. Ultimately, he didn’t become amazing at any of these things, but his humble quest taught him something far more valuable: th…
 
What does the prevalence of violence in the Harry Potter series tell us about magical civilization - and our own? Despite its theme of nonviolence, there’s a fair amount of violence in the Harry Potter series. On this episode, Katy and Emily talk with Dr. Aurélie Lacassagne, Associate Professor of Political Science at Laurentian University - Sudbur…
 
Serious athletes are used to digging deep. But there’s pushing yourself, and then there’s what climber Emily Harrington did on November 4, when she became the first woman, and the fourth person ever, to free-climb the Golden Gate route up Yosemite’s El Capitan in a single day. It was an insanely challenging endeavor: a 3,200-foot ascent up the shee…
 
Ask a professional adventurer to share the most important lesson they’ve learned from their time in the wild, and you’re bound to get a good story. Which is exactly why we posed this question to Steven Rinella, host of the Netflix series MeatEater, and Krystle Wright, an adventure photographer based in Australia. For Rinella, a dangerous decision o…
 
Uncover the meaning of Christmas in the Harry Potter novels. On this episode, Katy and Emily talk with Dr. Beatrice Groves (author of Literary Allusion in Harry Potter and blogger at Bathilda’s Notebook) about the Christmases at Hogwarts and how they culminate in the final book’s graveyard scene at Godric’s Hollow. Emily points out that J.K. Rowlin…
 
With the latest version of its Watch and the imminent launch of its online training platform Fitness+, Apple is positioning itself as a leader in the health and wellness space. For CEO Tim Cook, this effort has been many years in the making. A fitness obsessive, Cook works out daily, passionately believes that exercise is key to our quality of life…
 
Make sure you're wearing your prescription helmet because this episode is JAM PACKED with talk about breath work, dog tongues, the 3T Exploro Pro, riding 421 and Burkemont Rd., Fire Towers, SAR, the Gnar Ramp, a bike geometry calculator, annual stats and goals calculator, and Michael's not so top secret homemade sport drink mix recipe! It's a wild …
 
When we embark on a big adventure outdoors, the truth is that we rarely know what we’re getting into. Usually, the reasons we give for taking a trip are rarely what make it so memorable. You might go into the mountains with dreams of perfect powder turns but come away marveling about something you saw in the sky. These novel experiences and surpris…
 
Rule-breaking for the right reasons on this episode of Potterversity. Katy and Emily talk with Dr. Beth Sutton-Ramspeck about her analysis of rule-breaking and creativity in the Harry Potter series. In the early 2000s, some parents wanted the Harry Potter books banned because the students at Hogwarts often broke the rules without consequences. We t…
 
This week Michael covers everything from a sub 4 hour century attempt to getting pulled over on a bicycle. Emily asks questions about the unspoken rules of group rides and learns about Michael's definition of "smooth riding." You will also discover the most important classification system you never asked for: The Official GRICCS. Michael chews ice …
 
Jeb Corliss is one of the original madmen of BASE jumping. For more than two decades, he flung himself from the top of massive waterfalls, bridges, and skyscrapers, and managed to miraculously survive multiple crash landings in a sport that rarely gives second chances. But now he’s 44, and no longer chasing the edge of risk. Instead, Corliss has em…
 
In the past couple of years, South Carolina–based writer Latria Graham has published a pair of essays in Outside magazine about the challenges that Black people face in the outdoors. Both stories generated a great deal of attention to this matter and also spurred a number of readers to write to her to ask questions, as well as share their own perso…
 
It wasn’t all that long ago that protecting the environment was an issue considered to be above partisanship. In 1970, it was Richard Nixon who announced the formation of the Environmental Protection Agency and signed the Clean Air Act into law. So how did the environment become one of the most divisive issues in American politics? The answer is a …
 
Catch a glimpse of the latest in Harry Potter scholarship and get oriented to our new podcast! In our first episode, Emily and Katy introduce the virtual Potter Studies education you can expect from Potterversity. We discuss the Harry Potter Academic Conference (HPAC) at Chestnut Hill College, which this year was held virtually. Kudos to Karen Wend…
 
For many years, Jeremy Jones had a simple job: he was the king of freeride snowboarding, traveling the planet to carve lines down jagged peaks for action films. But then he began to notice changes in the mountains he was visiting: less snow, shrinking glaciers, and other signs that matched what scientists were saying about the growing menace of cli…
 
To become an elite climber, you need to get very good at defying gravity. This requires developing extraordinary control of your body while also maximizing your strength to weight ratio. To do that, you train constantly and also pay attention to your diet. At the upper echelons of the sport, where every move counts, there’s pressure on athletes to …
 
One of the defining aspects of modern life is our inability to hear the sounds of nature due to noise pollution. But since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, people across the world have remarked that they’re hearing birds and other creatures more clearly than ever before. This includes professional listeners like Chris Watson, the legendary field…
 
Make sure you're wearing your prescription helmet for this one... Michael details his recent 500 mile 2 day bike ride from Asheville, NC to Wilmington, NC. We learn way too much about butt pads, I mean "chamois." Emily argues that gummy bears are superior to Swedish fish. Together, they give you bad marriage advice and a lot of strange cycling anal…
 
Of all the people who might end up on a deer hunt in Arizona, Rachel Levin has to be among the least likely candidates. Growing up, her closest connection to hunting was Elmer Fudd cartoons. Today she’s a food writer in San Francisco, where she knows just one person who hunts. But like a lot of food obsessives, Rachel was often curious about how th…
 
Michael answers questions about the upcoming 2 day 500 mile Blue Ridge to Beach Challenge. The correct pronunciation of 'route' and 'Bissette' is argued. Michael tries to convince you that people (not living in the 1800's) still use the word 'knickers.' And then he shares his list of cold weather riding necessities. Listen along and enjoy, Psykos!…
 
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