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The Tes My Best Teacher podcast chats to celebrities about the teachers that had a lasting impact on their life and what made them so special. We also delve into other school memories, from great trips out to the behaviours that landed them in detention - and much more besides to show that, no matter what you go on to achieve in life, you never forget your school days.
 
Every person plays a role in protecting Florida’s children. On The Pinwheel Podcast we highlight policies, practices and programs that reinforce protective factors and promote resilience. A consistent focus on protecting children, strengthening families and empowering communities will generate a positive impact on the lives of all Floridians.The Pinwheel Podcast: Hope for Florida's Families is created by Prevent Child Abuse Florida in partnership with the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida ...
 
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Hey everyone! Welcome to episode 169! This week, we're drinking something crafty and local: Sheep Whey Gin! Made from the byproduct of cheesemaking, there's nothing ordinary about this drink. This week, we're drinking: Hartshorn Sheep Whey Gin. Thanks for listening! Facebook: www.facebook.com/agooddroppodcast Instagram: @agooddroppodcast Email: ago…
 
Join Jennie and Dianne as they go back in time to revisit the tragic day of June 30th, 1903 when the Union Pacific Coal Company's number one mine in Hanna, Wyoming exploded killing 169 men. This explosion was devastating to the community of Hannah, Wyoming. You will find many of these men buried in the cemeteries at Hannah and in the nearby ghost t…
 
Hey everyone! Welcome to episode 170! This week, we're travelling over to the Czech Republic and tasting beer from the guys that invented the Pilsner! This week, we're drinking: Pilsner Urquell Thanks for listening! Facebook: www.facebook.com/agooddroppodcast Instagram: @agooddroppodcast Email: agooddrop@gmail.com Website: www.agooddrop.com.au…
 
Jody interviewed Dr. Ana Maria Velez Arango, who is a small but mighty assistant professor in the Department of Entomology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Ana discusses her background, growing up as a young naturalist in Colombia and her journey as an undergraduate in majoring into biology to becoming known for her work in molecular biology,…
 
Jennie and Dianne chat with Jeff Belanger of the New England Legends podcast. They talk about visiting cemeteries, the importance of keeping stories alive, how many people feel about the Dead, and a little side story about driving in Boston, Massachusetts. Come along as we visit some ordinary extraordinary New England cemeteries and revisit their t…
 
In this episode of the My Best Teacher podcast we chat to comedian and actress Doon Mackichan about her school days, including: A wonderful English teacher who set her on the path to stardom Doing impressions to win over other girls at school A very surreal visit back to her former school Using teachers to inspire comedy characters The importance o…
 
In this episode Jennie and Dianne are joined by special guest Suzie Lennox, an expert in the history of body snatching especially in England, Ireland, and Scotland. Suzie shares the stories of successful and unsuccessful body snatchers, why they wanted to dig up the Dead in the first place, and how cemeteries and families tried to prevent the snatc…
 
In this episode Jennie and Dianne share stories of soldiers that were sent along with photographs for our first ever Memorial Day slideshow featured on Facebook and Instagram. While the photographs were shared in the slideshow, we felt it was important to share the stories that came with them. We also learn how the Buffalo Soldier reenactors began …
 
In this episode we discuss the stress factors in the French sugar colony of Saint-Domingue that led to the Haitian revolution, including slavery and the racial apartheid system; how the Haitian revolution was intertwined with and influenced by the French Revolution; the decimation of British troops by yellow fever and the failed British invasion of…
 
In this episode of the My Best Teacher podcast we chat to comedian and author Shappi Khorsandi Her amazing primary school - and the teachers that made it so special Being the narrator in schools plays - and not always enjoying it Why writing a play boosted her social stock at secondary school The difficulty of picking your own children's names Why …
 
A very special Memorial Day episode! Jennie and Dianne are privileged and honored to interview Ruth Robinson a member of the Society of the Honor Guard for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery located in Arlington, Virginia. Ruth served as SGT Ruth Hanks from 2016-2018, a Military Policeman assigned to the 3d U.S. Infantry…
 
Hey everyone! Welcome to episode 168! This week, we're scouring the op-shops for fancy glasses and then drinking brandy from a bunch of them. Today we've got a Stemless Liqueur Glass, an Old Fashioned Glass, a Glencairn Glass, a Red Wine Glass, and a Brandy Snifter. This week, we're drinking: Cognac Croizet VS Thanks for listening! Facebook: www.fa…
 
Jennie and Dianne explore lone graves throughout Australia and the United States. Graves of those seeking gold, those who died of broken hearts, and those who chose their own perfect final resting place. Come along and explore the ordinary, extraordinary lives of those buried in lone graves. Resources for this episode include: https://www.adamshist…
 
In this episode of the My Best Teacher podcast we chat to TV presenter, author and former teacher Mehreen Baig to discuss: The huge influence a single story a teacher told her had on her life A sneaky way to avoid detentions Loving school - until her wayward teenage years Why TV presenting is a doddle compared to teaching (sort of) Why she's taken …
 
Special guest Ryan Seidemann returns wearing his lawyer hat and joins Jennie and Dianne to discuss legal issues that happen in and around cemeteries. In this episode they talk about the law regarding photography and cemeteries, accessing cemeteries on private property, what happens when someone is injured in a cemetery and much more! Ryan Seidemann…
 
The Arthro-Pod crew is super excited about the emergence of the periodical cicadas known as Brood X this year! To celebrate Jody created a quiz competition for Mike and Jonathan to face off through! The questions can be found on Kahoot if you would like to give it a shot! Just look for the Periodical Cicada Quiz with 26 questions. Tune in to learn …
 
Hey everyone! Welcome to episode 167! This week, we are tasting a drink that has been around for a long time, but not very well known: Ice Wine! A similar drink to the Botrytis Wine, this cool drop had an accidental start, but has stuck around and held it's own in the dessert wine section for many years. This week, we're drinking: RT by Randal Tomi…
 
Jennie and Dianne take a trip to the past to explore Mt. Pisgah the ordinary extraordinary cemetery located just outside of Cripple Creek, Colorado. Cripple Creek is where Colorado's last great gold boom took place in 1891. Mt. Pisgah is the final resting place of hundreds of hard rock miners, cowboys, railway workers, mothers and children, ladies …
 
In this episode of the My Best Teacher podcast we chat to comedian, writer and author Charlie Higson, best known for playing a host of hilarious characters in The Fast Show. We chat about His brilliant art teacher Bob White and how influenced his thinking He recalls his slightly strange primary school A new story he's written called Worst.Holiday.E…
 
Hello everyone and welcome back to Arthro-Pod! On today's show, we enter Egypt in part two of our four part series on the history of insects messing with Napoleon. This one has it all, imperialism, plague, war, and intriguing ideas on the origins of issues with the Black Death. Tune in to learn more! Map of Ottoman Egypt and Syria, showing cities w…
 
In this episode Jennie and Dianne explore Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery in Portland, Oregon. They share the tragic stories of victims from a steamship explosion, the heart-breaking story of the first woman charged with murder in the Oregon territory, they share an article written in 1922 about the historical significance of the cemetery and why it need…
 
Hey everyone! Welcome to episode 166! This week, we are going back to basics again, and talking about Vodka. As one of the easiest spirits to drink, this versatile liquor is loved by beginners and experts alike. Thanks for listening! Facebook: www.facebook.com/agooddroppodcast Instagram: @agooddroppodcast Email: agooddrop@gmail.com Website: www.ago…
 
Dianne and Jennie attempt to uncover the history surrounding a wooded cemetery located inside of Indian springs State Park in Butts County, Georgia. We are hoping this episode will encourage anyone who has more information on this cemetery to let us know. Perhaps your ancestors are buried there? We would love to learn more of the stories laid to re…
 
In this episode of the My Best Teacher podcast we chat to author, broadcaster and journalist Clare Balding about her school days, including: How her English teacher helped her recover from an early school setback Why dogs need to get better at video-conferencing Using sport to help define herself at school A memorable trip to Russia A new book she'…
 
Kristen Allen, founder of BloomBridge, joins Jennie and Dianne this week to discuss how a promise to her grandmother led to building a business that helps to connect the living and the dead. BloomBridge believes there is something to be said for remembering your loved ones. Honoring someone after they pass is about respect and loyalty. Flowers in a…
 
Hello bug lovers! Today we're happy to welcome Dr. Carmen Greenwood of SUNY Cobleskill to the show. Dr. Greenwood recently received funding to help reintroduce the American burying beetle to New York state and this is a very exciting development in the conservation of this amazing insect. Tune in to learn about the history of the American burying b…
 
Hey everyone! Welcome to episode 165! This week, we are blind tasting again. This time, it's Scotch Whisky! We may have been a little surprised on the choices. This week, we're drinking: 3 Mystery Scotch Whiskys Thanks for listening! Facebook: www.facebook.com/agooddroppodcast Instagram: @agooddroppodcast Email: agooddrop@gmail.com Website: www.ago…
 
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