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Fresh off their critically acclaimed collaboration in "Martha Marcy May Marlene," Antonio Campos, Sean Durkin, and Brady Corbet rejoin forces in the psychological thriller, "Simon Killer." The film stars Corbet as Simon, a seemingly sympathetic man who goes to Paris to recover from heartbreak, where he finds himself in a relationship that leads to blackmail, betrayal, and the revelation of his true nature. Join the filmmakers as they give us a look at creative process behind the film.
 
RADIKAAL is a DIY podcast about the radical aspects of music, politics, and sports. Each episode, host Cas Mudde interviews one guest about a specific topic for about 30 minutes. Guests include academics, athletes, journalists, musicians, and politicians. In short, this is a podcast about fascists, punks, and ultras.
 
New podcast drama: Three brains, two bodies, one secret plan: an absurd journey into the invisible world of carers and dementia. “Heart-rending and laugh out loud, a roller-coaster of an emotional journey”, Alex Coulter, Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance Cast and Company: Silva Marlene Sidaway Karen Melissa Johns Brain Shappi Khorsandi Mark Cyril Nri Music Sarah Moody Dramaturg Sara Davies Written and Directed by Elspeth Penny Assistant Producer (casting): Tess Davidson Original Sound R ...
 
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Orchid grower Shawn Shumaker breaks down all the do’s and dont’s to successfully grow orchids inside your home… including the number one tip to get yours to rebloom. Plus -- is the ice cube watering method good or bad, what planting media should you use and what should be done to control pests. If you are looking to expand your collection, Shawn di…
 
My guest today is Simon Kuper. Simon is a columnist with the Financial Times and an award-winning author on football, or if you will soccer. Among his many excellent books are Football against the Enemy, which won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year, Soccernomics (with Stefan Szymanski), and Ajax, the Dutch, the War: Football in Europe during …
 
Listener Q&A episode. Topics include: New growth on cactus – should it be removed, and if so…how? Hydrangeas – when to cut and how Lemons – why are they cracking? Musa basjoo – recommendations for transitioning into fall/winter Maple tree – recommendations to improve growing conditions To ask questions for future shows, submit them at: Facebook Ins…
 
In this episode, I discuss November garden To-Do tasks. There is actually quite a lot as we transition fully into the colder and wetter months of the year. Continue clean up – pull out dead plants; remove lead, vegetable and fruit debris Plant bulbs – chill tulips or buy Darwin varieties Divide grasses, agapanthus, etc Plant vegetables: Fava beans,…
 
My guest is Toni Haastrup, a Senior Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Stirling in Scotland. Her research broadly explores the nature of global power hierarchies in knowledge and practice between the Global North and South. She has researched topics such as the African Union, EU relations with Africa, feminist foreign policy, a…
 
Want to grow your succulents to perfection? Want to venture into growing more difficult ones? Or how about just not wanting to kill them? Then this episode is for you. Gianluca Bacci -- expert succulent grower -- joins me to discuss soils, watering, Lithops, Welwitschia and more. Gianluca can be followed at: Instagram: @marinsect_gianluca To ask qu…
 
Want to grow your succulents to perfection? Want to venture into growing more difficult ones? Or how about just not wanting to kill them? Then this episode is for you. Gianluca Bacci -- expert succulent grower -- joins me to discuss soils, watering, Lithops, Welwitschia and more. Gianluca can be followed at: Instagram: @marinsect_gianluca To ask qu…
 
My guest today is Matt Duss. Matt is the foreign policy advisor of Senator Bernie Sanders and one of the most prominent protagonists of a progressive US foreign policy. Before joining the Sanders team, he was president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace and a Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for American Progress. He tweets at @mattduss. We…
 
Dr. Cassandra Quave is a botanist extraordinaire. I was fortunate to chat about her early life, career path, and her new book “The Plant Hunter: A Scientist’s Quest for Nature’s Next Medicines.” Book Description: In The Plant Hunter, Dr. Quave weaves together science, botany, and memoir to tell us the extraordinary story of her own journey. Traveli…
 
My guest today is Amy Erica Smith. Amy is an Associate Professor of Political Science and a Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Professor at Iowa State University in the US. In the 2020-22 academic years, she is an Andrew Carnegie Fellow. The key focus of her research is, in her own words, how ordinary people understand and engage in politics. Her key…
 
In this episode, I discuss October garden To-Do tasks. There is a big variety with a lot on the list, including: Continue clean up – pull out dead plants; remove lead, vegetable and fruit debris Use soil sulfur to drop pH Prune non-frost sensitive plants Cover succulents if chance of rain Add beneficial nematodes Plant perennials Buy bulbs…chill tu…
 
This episode is the third installment of the Special Elections Series and will focus on the German federal election of September 26. My guest is Kai Arzheimer, a Professor of Political Science at the University of Mainz in Germany. Kai is one of the foremost scholars of elections and the far right in Europe, and Germany in particular. He also curat…
 
The backbone of any organic garden are hard working beneficial/parasitic insects. I talk with founder of ARBICO-Organics, Sheri Herrera de Frey, about which ones are a must for gardeners to incorporate. We discuss controls for whiteflies, Japanese and cucumber beetles, gnats, borers and so many more. Plus -- learn why releasing beneficial nematodes…
 
Listener Q&A episode. Topics include: Propagating a String of Pearls Basil infested with caterpillars Mandarin bush – will it produce late in the season Azalea – how to care for Overwintering eggplants & peppers – when to prepare Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow – best time of year & method to transplant To ask questions for future shows, submit them at…
 
My guest is my friend Airo Hino. Airo is a Professor of Political Science in the Faculty of Political Science and Economics at Waseda University in Japan. His main work in on electoral behavior and party politics in Western Europe, on which he has published many articles and books, includingNew Challenger Parties in Western Europe: A Comparative An…
 
My guest today is my colleague and friend, Anders Ravik Jupskås. Anders is a senior researcher and the deputy director of the Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX) at the University of Oslo – where I also hold an affiliation. As probably the foremost scholar of Norwegian party politics, he is the perfect guest for this second Special Election Ed…
 
Silva has had a fall and is deteriorating. She wants the truth from Karen. Karen sees Brain though and has hope – what if Brain is actually the genuine authentic Silva? Brain thinks he’s ‘just a bit more attractive actually’. Brain is all for ‘Stand aside oldies’, and imitates Mark being sexy with Lisa. Who should be Karen’s priority to look after …
 
Silva, a senior retired surgeon has been cutting herself. She warns herself to be careful with incision instruments. What is she growing in the petri-dish? It’s something secret. Something she is attending to always. The stakes are high for Silva to find the right carer, who she can trust to take this invention on when she gets too far down the dem…
 
Avocados, blueberries and Hydrangeas - 3 plants I get a lot of questions about. In some parts of the world they grow like weeds, but in many locations they can be tricky. I talk to Bruce Ritter -- co-founder of the Sacramento Botanical Garden -- about growing these, as well as how the plan to build a world class garden in Sacramento is going. To as…
 
My guest today is Marlene Laruelle. Marlene is a Research Professor of International Affairs at George Washington University in Washington, DC, where she also holds various administrative functions, including Director of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies. She is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Institut Francais des Relat…
 
In this episode, I discuss September garden To-Do tasks. There is a big variety with a lot on the list, including: Clean up – remove certain vegetables. There are certain ones to leave (peppers, eggplants, etc) as cool temperatures can help them. Plant Fall/Winter vegetables, including brussel sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, celery, cabbage, kales,…
 
What does it take to grow healthy CBD with organic regenerative practices? I talk to founder of Sunset Lake CBD, Sam Bellavance and farmer/grower Caitlin Silber to hear about how they produce the most beautiful plants in Vermont. We discuss how they feed the soil, prevent most pest and disease problems and what they use to treat powdery mildew. Plu…
 
My guest today is Eva Önnudóttir. Eva is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik, the country’s capitol. Her main work is in the fields of electoral studies and public opinion in Iceland and beyond and she has published several pieces about the so-called “pots and pans protests” in the wake of the economic crisis …
 
A plant out of place… this is a universal definition of a weed. Weeds are many gardeners' biggest nemesis. If left unchecked they can cause numerous issues in a garden. I breakdown how weeds get to your garden, how to control them and the single most important task to prevent an inundation.By Marlene Simon
 
Grab bag listener Q&A episode – fruit tree pruning, orchids, hibiscus…..topics include: Old wood chippings – what can I use for? Orchids – how to treat ant infestation Hibiscus – part is green, part is brown….diagnosis? Spotted spurge – how to mitigate this weed Peach tree – how to prune to prevent branch breakage To ask questions for future shows,…
 
My guest isNazita Lajevardi, an attorney and political scientist, who is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University. Her work focuses primarily on issues related to public opinion and political behavior through the lens of religious and racial identity. She is also a regular public commentat…
 
The dog days of summer are upon us, and heat and smoke from wildfires is everyday life. In this episode, I discuss this as well as all August to-do tasks, which compared to other months are not as daunting. These include your fall vegetable planning/prep, summer fruit tree pruning, and some beginning thoughts on water issues. To ask questions for f…
 
My guest today is Tarek Kahlaoui, an academic and activist who has been involved in student protests in the 1990s and the Arab Spring protests in Tunisia in the early 2000s. After teaching for various years at Rutgers University in the US, he returned to Tunisia to join the Southern Mediterranean University in Tunis, where he is now an assistant pr…
 
Doing a bit of summer fruit tree care can go a long way for a plentiful, healthy crop the following year. I talk to Don Shor, owner of Redwood Barn nursery, about the benefits of summer pruning, what you should be fertilizing with, summer pests, how to tell if you watering enough and many more helpful tips. Don and Redwood Barn can be found at: Web…
 
Grab bag listener Q&A episode – tree issues and recommendations, vegetables, pests…. Jade – why is it turning red Thrips – how to mitigate Cucumbers – why very pale in color Limbs dropping on a tree that seems healthy Maple tree – roots are starting to show at the base….should they be covered with soil To ask questions for future shows, submit them…
 
My guest is Paul Mason. Paul is a British journalist and left-wing activist as well as a film maker and prolific author. He has made a four-part documentary on the Greek left populist party SYRIZA called #ThisIsACoup and, more recently, the documentary “R is for Rosa” about the politics of Rosa Luxemburg. Among his books are Postcapitalism: A Guide…
 
Sonya Harris is a lifetime educator. Working with kids with special needs she became aware of the importance of alternative learning and began her journey creating a school garden. Sonya’s energy and dedication quickly morphed into a bigger mission -- eventually leading to the nonprofit Bullock Garden Project. The mission of the organization is sta…
 
Summer is in full swing, and oppressive heat is dominating the western US. Even with that, believe it or not this is the time of year I start thinking about my plan for winter vegetables. In this episode, I discuss this as well as all other July garden to-do tasks including…vegetables to plant, summer fruit tree pruning, pruning hydrangeas, and lav…
 
My guest is Robbie Shilliam. Robbie is a professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he researches the political and intellectual complicities of colonialism and race in the global order. His latest book is Decolonizing Politics: An Introduction, which is just out with Polity and is a fascinating read. Robbie is a…
 
Grab bag listener Q&A episode – vegetables, flowers, trees, pests…. Butternut squash identification Japanese Maple – what are the white spots on leaves? Hydrangea -- flowers dying prematurely Lavender – why are leaves turning yellow? Tomatoes – what are the small, red insects and webbing? Magnolia tree – limbs have been dying for a few years. Anyth…
 
Soils are key to a healthy garden, but it can be a bit confusing when knowing what to buy or add. Jim McKinley of EB Stone Organics joins me to discuss ways to improve your soil health. Is compost always a good thing? What is a soilless media? What is better… chicken or steer manure and many more questions/topics are discussed. Website: org Faceboo…
 
My guest today isLéonie de Jonge. Léonie is an assistant professor in European Politics & Society at the University of Groningen. In 2019 she defended her PhD at the University of Cambridge on “The Success and Failure of Right-wing Populist Parties in the Benelux Countries”, which will be out with Routledge later this month. Léonie is also an up-an…
 
The summer heat is here – or it’s at least starting. With that, vegetables are in full swing – as are an assortment of pests. I discuss these as well as all other June garden to-do tasks To find Marlene on social media or ask questions for future shows, submit them at: Facebook Instagram YouTube email Marlene at marlenetheplantlady@gmail.com…
 
What started out as a passing interest for Natasha McCrary’s son has turned into a full fledged farm with the primary mission of promoting and saving baby doll sheep. As the years progressed, the farm has now become a source of cut flowers, essential oil products, farm events and more. I talk to Natasha about how she goes about growing cut flowers …
 
My guest is the US singer-songwriterDavid Lowery. David has a decades-long history in music and is probably best known as frontman of bands like Camper van Beethoven and Cracker. Less know, he has been teaching courses on the music business in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, where I also work. In recent years, David has …
 
Gardening is a continuous journey of learning, experimenting and cultivating. It doesn’t matter how long you have been gardening or how big your garden is, we can all learn from anyone who has put a trowel in the ground. In this episode I talk to photographer David Art about his journey into gardening. As a youth he watched his grandma garden and g…
 
While growing in raised garden beds is not necessary, it can make gardening easier and be a solution to certain issues (can you say gophers!) Joe and I go over how we built my new ones and ones I’ve used in the past. We cover: What materials work the best Type of soil to fill them with What sizes work best How to barricade against gophers and more …
 
My guest is Poyâ Pâkzâd, economic policy advisor with the Red-Green Alliance, or Unity List, a left-wing party that supports the current minority government of the Social Democrats in Denmark. He is also the editor of the left-wing magazine Eftertryck, which translates as Emphasis, if I’m not mistaken, and a parliamentary candidate for the Red-Gree…
 
Many of us have memories of shucking corn on a warm summer evening, but it's even better if that corn is grown in your own garden. I talk to Farmer Fred Hoffman of the Garden Basics with Farmer Fred podcast -- he discusses everything you need to know to grow your own sweet corn and popcorn. As a former popcorn farmer, Fred dives into the primary pe…
 
Spring is a time of growth in the garden ... but that can also mean proliferation of pests and diseases. In this mini-episode, I address a few of the most common problems and how to counteract them... peach leaf curl, powdery mildew, aphids and more. To find Marlene on social media or ask questions for future shows, submit them at: Facebook Instagr…
 
My guest today is Laurien Schreuder, the artistic director of Snowapple, a multidisciplinary, international ensemble that combines theater with a wide range of different music genres, from pop to opera and avant-garde cumbia. Snowapple has spoken out on political issues, most notably violence against women in Mexico. This year, on International Day…
 
Spring is in full swing. In Zone 9 all summer veggies can be planted, perennials should go in the ground before the heat comes and summer bulbs should be planted. I discuss these as well as all other May garden to-do tasks To find Marlene on social media or ask questions for future shows, submit them at: Facebook Instagram YouTube email Marlene at …
 
May 5th is World Carnivorous Plant Day! I’m joined by carnivorous plant experts Kenny Coogan and Carson Drexler to discuss the online events people can take part in, including talks led by carnivorous plant experts from around the world. And of course -- Carson and Kenny discuss all the tips for growing carnivorous plants. Check out the links below…
 
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