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Welcome to Iso-chats: Theology. I’m Lionel Windsor, New Testament Lecturer at Moore Theological College, Sydney. During the Covid-19 Isolation, I chatted with lots of my friends and colleagues here at Moore about theology, Christian life and ministry. It’s the kind of discussion we’d normally have over morning tea, but the topics are highly relevant to life in a changing world, so I wanted to let you listen in. Enjoy!
 
On the eve of World War I, Ellie Dunn, her father, and her fiancé are invited to one of Hesione Hushabye’s infamous dinner parties. Unfortunately, her fiancé is a scoundrel, her father’s a bumbling prig, and she’s actually in love with Hector, Hesione’s husband. This bold mix of farce and tragedy lampoons British society as it blithely sinks towards disaster. (Summary by Wikipedia)CastNurse Guinness: Bev J. StevensEllie Dunn: Arielle LipshawCaptain Shotover: Bruce PirieLady Ariadne Utterword ...
 
Since 2002, "Your Maryland" hosted by Ric Cottom, has presented little-known human interest stories from Maryland's past. Beginning with accused witches and the murderous career of John Dandy in the earliest days of the colony, through Morgan State's fabled "Ten Bears" in the 1970's, the show covers nearly four centuries of heroes, scoundrels, floods, fires, riots, plots, athletes (two-and four-legged), beautiful spies, brilliant writers, misunderstood pirates, and ghosts. All of that color, ...
 
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In this episode Josh returns from a trip with some friends and discusses it with Brian and Chris, the guys discuss a recent viral video involving a murder, and Brian makes a big announcement for the show. The SOS Podcast is now airing on The Unhinged Sports Network Saturdays at 7 pm EST and repeating throughout the week! http://unhingedsn.com http:…
 
The politically-connected, cartoonishly belligerent Billy Cottrell was a terrible Mayor, hated and feared by the locals of Cedar Key, Florida -- and no one was sure what to do. At least, that is, until the Federal government got word of the situation. Tune in to learn how the US President eventually pled with Congress to allow for military interven…
 
In 1859, a dispute between neighbors in the San Juan Islands of the Pacific Northwest led to the untimely death of a local (and very unlucky) pig. What could have been an easily resolved situation quickly ignited simmering tensions between the US and the UK, both of whom claimed the islands as their own territory. In the days and weeks after, soldi…
 
Illario 'Mario' Fabbrini was true American success story: An immigrant who built his own pizza empire just as this iconic food was becoming a normalized, nation-wide delicacy. When the business was brought low by allegations of tainted mushrooms, he did something few people would have been brave enough to consider -- he made the disposal of these s…
 
Born Varius Avitus Bassianus, the emperor now known as Elagabalus scandalized ancient Rome with his constant displays of extravagance, his numerous sexual escapades -- and his insistence that all people worship the sun god Elagabal (represented by a mysterious black stone he brought to town). Tune in to learn how everyday Romans reacted to this lar…
 
As John Wilkins began to put more serious thought into the idea of sending people to the moon, he reached out to fellow intellectuals in hopes of exploring the problem. So: How did they go about planning this ambitious endeavor, and how far did they get? Tune in to learn more in the second chapter of this two-part episode. Learn more about your ad-…
 
Today it's uncommon to see turtle soup on most restaurant menus-- but, not too long ago, this was considered a top-notch delicacy, praised for its flavor, enjoyed by world leaders, and widely praised for its deep, unique flavor. In the first part of this series, the guys explore the heyday of turtle soup... and how it eventually led to the rise of …
 
In this episode Steve discusses a terrible stomach virus he recently had, the guys tell some funny stories from their younger days and everyone shares their favorite toys from their childhood. TIME STAMPS 00:42 - PLEASANTRIES STEVE TELLS A STORY ABOUT HIS HORRIBLE STOMACH VIRUS, BRIAN AND CHRIS TELL A FUNNY STORY FROM THEIR POT SMOKING DAYS 34:48 -…
 
When a bug bit German inventor Carl Baunscheidt, he was struck with an epiphany of sorts -- could 'venting' the human body through the creation of artificial pores (today known as puncture wounds) allow a person to rid themselves of various diseases and medical infections? Tune in to learn more about the runaway success of Carl's handy, weirdly pop…
 
Please note that the recording of this episode was so poor that it looped back round to saving itself in the most horrific. Around half way through we had to patch the audio back together. Otherwise its the usual collection of cheery banter, tree of the week and solidarity satsuma.By The Affinity Collective
 
In the second part of this series, the guys explore the story of Harrison Weir, "The Father of the Cat Fancy." Learn how Weir led the charge to save the reputation of felines in Europe and abroad through the creation of high-class cat shows--and how these otherwise wholesome displays of quality cats became increasingly classist. Learn more about yo…
 
Whether you love them or hate them, there's no denying that cats hold a unique position in human society. They're (in)famous for making their own way -- "I tolerate you," the cat seems to say to its owner, "but I do not need you." While modern civilization is pretty pro-cat, this wasn't always the case. In the first part of this series, the guys ex…
 
In this episode Josh, Chris, and Brian discuss drunk stories, Josh talks about a new diet he has been doing, they talk about all of the things they've watched and listened to over the last two weeks, and introduce a new game to the show. TIME STAMPS 00:42 PLEASANTRIES - JOSH TALKS ABOUT POOPING HIS PANTS AND STARTING A KETO DIET 10:23 BEER REVIEW -…
 
After literally getting away with murder, Dan Sickles joined the military, later leveraging the dubious events of his military career to reinvent himself as a war hero. Not everyone was convinced he was quite the paragon he purported to be. Learn more in the second part of this two-part series. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheart…
 
Daniel Sickles was a real pill. For a time, the wealthy New Yorker was famous for his philandering -- and then he became famous for not only murdering a man in broad daylight... but getting away with it by pleading temporary insanity. Learn more about this American scoundrel in part one of this two-part series. Learn more about your ad-choices at h…
 
In 1933, on his second expedition to Antarctica, Richard E. Byrd took the unusual, highly-publicized step of bringing some non-human crew along: Klondike Gay Nira, Deerfoot Guernsey Maid and Foremost Southern Girl. These three cows--four, if you count the one born in the course of the journey--were darlings of the US press both during and after the…
 
In this episode, Chris is absent but Josh makes his return to discuss the riot in Washington, he gives an apology to the listeners of the show, Steve talks about his son's first birthday, the guys discuss their New Year's Eve, and say good riddance to 2020. TIME STAMPS 00:42 PLEASANTRIES - JOSH MAKES AN APOLOGY FOR HIS LAST APPEARANCE ON THE SHOW A…
 
It's the first Ridiculous History episode of the New Year! Ben, Noel and Casey are ringing it in with some predictions--not their own predictions, mind you. Instead the guys are diving into the predictions of luminaries from ages past, exploring how much (or how little) these historical figures got right about the 21st century. Learn more about you…
 
What a year, right? If you're listening to today's episode, you have (almost) officially survived. I'm ringing in 2021 with Noel, Casey and the rest of our Ridiculous Historians in this, the second part of our exploration into the very old roots of very New Years. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
As 2020 (finally) draws to a close, people across the planet will celebrate the arrival of 2021 in any number of ways, including traditional foods, religious rites and more. But where do these rituals come from? Join Ben and Noel as they explore the long history of ringing in the New Year in the first part of this special two-part series. Learn mor…
 
In this episode Chris, Steve and Brian discuss some of their favorite shows from the 90s, Steve and Chris compete in another Christmas trivia game, review two different beers, and share their reasons that 2020 was the worst year ever. TIME STAMPS 00:42 PLEASANTRIES - THE GUYS DISCUSS CHRISTMAS GIFTS AND CHRIS DISCUSSES THE PROBLEMS WHEN YOUR PARENT…
 
Nowadays Christmas is a globally-recognized holiday celebrated by millions of people, but in the past this wasn't the case. In fact, some groups of Christians detested the holiday, going so far as to ban it completely. So what led Puritans to ban one of the most prominent celebrations in the Christian faith? Join Ben and Noel as they take a closer …
 
Nowadays fruitcake is considered a stereotypical, often comical holiday punchline, but even in the modern day people across the planet can agree on at least one fruitcake fact: Those things are pretty darn durable! So how long could a fruitcake really last before it becomes inedible? Join Ben and Noel as they travel to Antarctica to find out in thi…
 
In 1942, a U.S. Navy airship flew out over the Pacific to search for Japanese submarines. It lost radio contact and, hours later, slowly crashed in the San Franciscan suburbs. Inside the gondola, everything seemed to be in order -- the parachutes were there, the instrumentation was functioning... but two-person crew was missing. To this day, no one…
 
Today Benito Mussolini is probably best known as the founder of Italy's National Fascist Party, but he was also very, very into milk. So much so, in fact, that he funneled tons of funding into a strange new process: the creation of wearable milk. Lanital, as it was known, was wool-like in appearance, and, for a time, quite successful! So where are …
 
Steve returns and joins Brian and Chris for this episode in which they discuss the Mike Tyson fight, getting drunk and play a fun Christmas game. TIME STAMPS 00:41 PLEASANTRIES - BRIAN, STEVE AND CHRIS DISCUSS FUNNY STORIES OF JOSH GETTING DRUNK, STEVE DISCUSSES GETTING DRUNK THE OTHER NIGHT AND TRYING TO SEDUCE HIS WIFE, BRIAN DISCUSSES HIS NEW CH…
 
During the brutal winter of 1511, residents of Brussels built more than one hundred snowmen... and these sculptures weren't the type of snow sculpture you see in the modern day. Instead, the city was filled with satirical, often lewd displays critiquing the city's rulers, its poor and its working class alike. Tune in to learn more about that time s…
 
It seems odd, at first - the idea that a random chimney cleaner might pass by a wedding, then be brought into the party, shake sooty hands with the couple, and bless random people on the street. Yet the profession of cleaning chimneys carries generations of tradition, superstition and belief. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpo…
 
Nowadays automation is affecting almost every industry on the planet, and numerous experts are raising alarms: AI, robotics and automation, they say, may well spell doom for millions of jobs held by humans. This is a valid concern... but by no means a new one. Join Ben and Noel as they dive into humanity's strange, inspiring, disturbing and, of cou…
 
Nowadays the tomato is an ubiquitous foodstuff in households across the planet - but in the US, this humble staple was once considered downright poisonous... and, later, it was touted as a miracle cure. In today's episode, Ben and Noel explore the origin of the tomato, its rocky rise to modern fame, and how a few small historical misunderstandings …
 
In this episode Brian, Chris and Josh discuss a wide range of topics from Thanksgiving to crazy Coronavirus rules, the proper ways to cook a turkey, and how to know when your significant other has been overserved. TIME STAMPS 00:42 PLEASANTRIES - BRIAN, CHRIS, AND JOSH DISCUSS FAMILY THANKSGIVING TRADITIONS, CHRIS TALKS ABOUT CLEAR INDICATORS THAT …
 
Mouse, Cass and Marcus chat about world and local affairs including the migrant camp being attacked by police in Paris, Vaccines for corona virus progress, The irish state seeking a public inquiry into the death of Pat Finucane, Columbian government oppression of revolutionary groups, The Dutch anti-gay minister of education, China launching a rock…
 
Like many nobles of his day, Leopold III Friedrich Franz traveled widely in his youth, taking in the ancient wonders of Europe. A stunning experience witnessing an eruption at Mount Vesuvius transformed the young prince's life. As he headed home to Germany, he vowed he would create a volcano of his own -- and, weirdly enough, he did just that. Lear…
 
As historians dove into the evolution of pink lemonade, one theory about its origin seemed particularly compelling (if gross): Pink lemonade, they argued, owes its existence to a circus, a washtub, and an unscrupulous carnie in a hurry. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
Nowadays, lemonade is a pretty popular drink -- and its counterpart, pink lemonade, occupies a space all its own. But where did this drink come from? Join the guys as they explore the surprisingly ancient origins of lemonade, as well as the dubious series of events that may have led to what we call pink lemonade today. Learn more about your ad-choi…
 
In this epsiode Brian, Chris and Steve discuss the 2020 election, review 3 different beers, and Brian and Steve talk about their No Shave November agreement. TIME STAMPS 00:41 PLEASANTRIES - BRIAN DISCUSSES THE AGREEMENT HE AND STEVE HAD FOR NO SHAVE NOVEMBER AND HOW STEVE BROKE THE AGREEMENT, CHRIS TRIES TO CONVINCE BRIAN TO SHAVE HIS ARMPITS, AND…
 
As Pope Leo X's favorite pal, Hanno enjoyed a unique position in the Vatican -- he was the star of multiple gatherings and celebrations (which didn't always go as planned). Eventually, Hanno became a talking point for the Protestant Reformation. Join the guys as they explore the fate of Hanno and the gold enema that brought him to an untimely end i…
 
In February of 1962, HVAC workers discovered the remains of an elephant beneath the Cortile del Belvedere -- and a mystery was ahoof. The story begins in 1513, when Portugese king Manuel I sought to give Pope Leo X an extraordinary gift: Hanno, an elephant from distant shores. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
Today's setting: Zaragoza, Spain. The time: September of 1934. The problem? A stove goblin. At least, that's what the hapless Palazón thought as they tried to solve the mystery of a strange, disembodied voice that appeared to mischievously trash talk people from somewhere near the stove of their apartment. The case garnered attention from the polic…
 
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