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Welcome to Episode 36 of Nooks and Crannies!

Stranger Danger Real-Estate Markets or Funky-Town Money Laundering

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Welcome back to Canada Evan who just spent 10 days in Cuba! His gastrointestinal track is proof positive that he had a “blast” evidently he still is…Gross.

(3:00) We got yet another Spotify Playlist, for Evan’s ridicule. Violet’s Funky Town; old-school funk and disco era tunes that make Vi wiggle. Matt also discovers Evan’s Achilles Heel to counter-act his critiques: Heavy Unwarranted Praise!

(9:03) Might have been the single malt; we cut a quick little Meta Pod Babble Segment about Wholistic Pod-Intentionality, or some shit…

(12:26) This is a big ol Political Segment about the ongoing issue(s) of Money Laundering in BC’s Casino’s and Canada’s Real-Estate market. This is a story that E and M both know quite a bit about, so we give solid background and provide our own real life experiences witnessing the skyrocketing costs of housing alongside the Stagnation of Real Income levels. I don’t know what got up my ass on this one folks, but, Mamoo grows an impressive beard, his hair gets a little zany and boy oh boy his Marxist vanguard waves ferociously!  

(27:51): We are resurrecting the Podcast Recommendation Section plagiarized from Matty’s Corner on the Podstuff Podcast. We start with the good Canadian Kids; Skip and Josh who have a solid a-political(ish) pod about professional and NCAA sports, if you are looking for coverage and solid analysis on all things players, scores, owners, transactions and interesting tidbits on the Media. Friends of our show too!

The Edge of Sports podcast is intensely political and hosted by the Wokest sports podcaster: Dave Zarin. If you are looking for progressive athletic coverage that goes way beyond the headlines, digging into the Nooks and Crannies of sports politics, check out the Edge of Sports podcast!

Burn it All Down is like EoS but from a feminist and female-centric perspective. Hosted by four outstandingly brilliant co-hosts one of which is in Canada, eh! All the episodes and topics focus on female athletes and their sports (pro and amateur) and due to the extreme bias in the mainstream press you will surely hear dozens of new things on each listen. It’s a segmented show, love the Burn Pile btw, and the guests they have are very thought-provoking. One of the best new pod discoveries of my last 6 months! Keep up the fine work!!

Last but not least; Evan brings in Why Theory about psycho-analytic theory and its applications *theory is the perspectives used and applied to data to help analysis, perspective basically. Anywho, Evan comes out of the Freudian Closet on this one, weird little psycho-analyzer, whereas Matty is of course a Jungian. Couple of Pedantic dillwads eh?

 (34:31) We cap things off with another 90s Memories from Old Man Matty’s Dimming Mind, this edition we have the really dark and depressing: STRANGER DANGER! Hear about Matt’s bearspray and personal auditory alert device, how my inability to go “downtown” until I was 21 shaped my entire personality, note how Evan notes this, hear about BC’s propensity to produce serial killers, some really sad conversations, how Evan met his first Anthropologist in Winnipeg, how 8y.o. Mamoo sidestepped the Jerk Off Specialist on his way to Mac’s; and we cap things with a broad discussion (future episode for sure) about True Crime as a pod genre and our puzzlement over its continuous popularity.

**I will mention this in the episode too, sorry for the giggles, that was nervous laughter on Matt’s part, true-crime and the cases makes me sad and nervous, really uncomfortable, its why I was trying desperately to somewhat make light of experiences we had…and why this will be our last TC segment ever! Others that do these kinds of shows do so properly**

Talks to You All soon, aren’t I lucky??

Next Episode: A deep dive on Zombie’s with our very own Cinematic Expert Paaaauuuh__ll Combs! Chris, from Playcomics Podcast, managed to weasel his way on the episode, probably payback for me attempting to relentlessly kick him off his show and replace him with myself. Serious, not serious :-) Chris is the best and this one was a blast!

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Violet’s Funky Town

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7qhVf8fSSvopvAtVwmBKFg?si=4rVO9Mb0T9ms4ilAbQWf8w

W5 Documentary on Money Laundering in BC Casino’s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddsGyJ-7Zw0)

Skip and Josh pod (https://skipandjosh.com/)

Edge of Sports (https://www.edgeofsportspodcast.com/)

Burn it all Down (https://www.burnitalldownpod.com/episodes)

Why Theory (https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/why-theory/id1299863834)

Playcomics Podcast (https://playcomics.com/)

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Welcome to Episode 35 of Nooks and Crannies

Degenerate Disks, Tails of Gaslighting Women in Medicine and Amerikan Imperialism in El Salvador, with Kelly Nerdzilla Mendenhall

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Welcome to a very rangy episode of Nooks and Crannies, with longtime in the making and immediate recurring guest, Kelly Nerdzilla Mendenhall!!!

Matty kicks this wild ride off with a big ‘Ol FLUB that turned out to be an inadvertent (but worthy!) endorsement of The Cult of Domesticity (pod) whilst attempting to plug Kelly’s pod A Non-Mom Happy Hour!

Then we get down to business, (2:05) Kelly takes us through her last 3 years which revolved around numerous spinal surgeries and therapeutic recoveries. If anyone out there has spinal issues or past physical trauma(s) that may have contributed to current ailments, this is an account to dive into or share with others, might help…(9:35) Kelly and Matt dig into some of the numerous causal factors that triggered the onset of her conditions, including the possible existence of her tail! Side Note: Evan might also have a tail, was chatting with him the other night about this in relation to Kelly’s. Anywhozydoozy..

(15:20) Gaslighting of Women in Medical Encounters: Kelly is soon to publish a follow up to her autobiographical memoir Skin in the Game; the stories my tattoos tell, all about the medicalized Gaslighting of Women within Medical Encounters. Kelly provides us with an account that was eerily similar to the one I heard on Heather’s episode of Wine Women and Revolution, right down to the impact of finding an African American Female Neurologist (seriously) who “Finally Believed Her”. Once Kelly publicized her account on her pod and blog, I imagine, she was flooded with responses from other women with similar narratives, so much so that it lead to the writing (ongoing) of her second book all about this crucial and only recently discussed patriarchical and racialized bias in Medicine.

(41:25) After a few hilarious “Bev” stories and further accounts of Kelly’s savagery, we get into some of the wider themes of her next book, including the intersectionalization of medicalized embodied bias through clinical praxis! You will have to listen to learn what I mean by that overly complex psudo-academic phrase.

(45:25) Followed by a sudden and refreshing further Left-Hand Turn, Kelly regales us with tails of American Imperialism in El Salvador! We hit the hour mark soon after, and I wanted to cap it there..but stay tuned for Part 2 of the Nerdzilla Experience and beyond!

Talks to ya’all soon and Aren’t I Lucky!

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***For those Savages who read this far, thank you very much for your patronage over the last year and a half! We will hit 3000 total downloads with this publication and we could not have done this without our loyal listeners who hit download every week or so. I speak for Evan when I say, we are very humbled***

Merci Beaucoup!

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Support Indie Publishing, Buy Kelly’s Amazing Book before the Second one is Published, therefore jacking up the value of the first one..get in early folks, I have seen a lot of Antiques Roadshow, I know how this works…https://www.nerdzillakelly.com/book

I stumbled upon URevolution “your place to talk about life with chronic illness or disability” They have a podcast too, Kelly should go on: https://www.urevolution.com/

Heather’s Pod Episode on Gaslighting and Racism in Medicine: http://njrevolutionradio.com/racism-and-medicine/

Gaslighting articles:

https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/doctors-gaslighting-patients#7

https://www.healthline.com/health/black-therapist-made-difference

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Welcome to Episode 34 of Nooks and Crannies!

4 Fingers of Fermi Paradox or Not Alone in Our Strange Skies

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What happens when you combine 6 fingers of Scotch and Evan’s Existential Despair that was remedied by Carl Sagan? You gets this episode on the Fermi Paradox! *whether or not there is life in the galaxy.

Matty’s less-frequent-than-I-would-like-mushroom-trips, came in handy on this one let me tell ya..I was even able to slip in not 1 but 3 podcast recommendations on this one: Our Strange Skies, Not Alone and The Mad Scientist *I can still hear Chris yelling into his Airpods!

This is an Evan Episode; he starts us off with some mind bending statistics that quite literally tore my partial lobe’s in 4! In shocking clarity for a Marxist, Evan takes us through the nuanced features of the proposition:

1. The Great Filter: That cataclysmic events occur that wipe out civilizations and whole evolutionary stages, if this is the case..maybe some similar planet to ours was depopulated at a certain stages (like ours was) halting and restarting that planets’ evolution! Then we either need these restarts or ours is such a unique example that it is statistically implausible to reoccur!

2. Kardashev Scale: Outlines the stages or techno-civilizational development around the ability to harness energy from the Planet, Sun, Solar System and Galaxy. This is one that broke Evan’s noggin, while I could not get the Dyson Ball vacuum cleaner visual out of my already broken mind. That Sucked! ;-) sorry

3. The Dark Forest: Based on Hugo Winning trilogy (Remembrance of Earth’s Past) by Chinese Sci-Fi author Lui Cixin the DF theory suggests that us humans can never be sure of Alien’s true intentions due to the extreme distances and divergences in intentionality and cultural priorities.

4. The Problem with the Speed of Light: Basically, due to the upper limits of the speed of light, we can never hope to reach distant galaxies. How then can they reach us?? Well ol Matty just flings out a few pop-physics terms and provides an efficient and plausible work around!

We end things with an overview and recap. This one was an unexpected treat, hope it helps to chase away those Winter Blues/Complex Depression! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft9sJyS2wd0)

Be Well, Talk to Yas’all Soon and Aren’t I lucky :-)

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Nooks and Crannies Emergency-Minisode #1

Iran Contra 2.0; The Downfall of the Amerikan Imperial Empire; or A Big Nothing Burger?

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****NSFW Warning, boy howdy folks, I drop a lot of Eff Bombs in this one! It is because I am exasperated and pretty freaked out. If you don’t feel like getting fired, don’t play this through your office computer speakers!****

Reminiscent of our Ottawa Day’s, when a major world event would happen I would rush over to Evan’s house to get things explained. Only difference here is that I did as much research as possible and Evan is wearing pants *apparently.

Pretty heavy episode, tried to get Evan to provide the Rational Actor Theory take to calm my frazzled nerves, but it totally didn’t work. Instead we go chronologically through the events of this rapidly evolving then fizzling story.

We pepper this review with some of our views and opinions, make a few connections then disagree a bunch without fighting. One conclusion we did make is that this is not WW3! But I am still convinced that this will be looked back upon as the powder keg that resulted in the downfall of the US internationalist empire (Matt talking here), but maybe just take a peek at these sources and decide for yourselves :-)

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Sources:

https://www.pri.org/stories/2019-12-31/us-embassy-evacuated-violent-baghdad-protesters-attack-over-air-strikes

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1609381/middle-east

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/europe/poland-evacuates-its-ambassador-from-iraq/1696661

https://www.voanews.com/middle-east/voa-news-iran/philippines-orders-evacuation-filipinos-iraq-iran

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/europe/poland-evacuates-its-ambassador-from-iraq/1696661

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2020/01/09/iran-tv-news-channels-general-soleimani-killed-missile-attack/4418272002/

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2020/01/09/iran-tv-news-channels-general-soleimani-killed-missile-attack/4418272002/

https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/iran-commander-vows-harsher-revenge-against-us-relief-in-tehran-today-after-trump-speech-2020-01-09/

https://www.voanews.com/usa/iran-may-have-accidentally-shot-down-passenger-jet

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/intelligence-indicates-flight-ps752-was-shot-down-by-iran-trudeau-1.4759850

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Welcome to Episode 33 of Nooks and Crannies!

Intersectional Wine, Weed Activism and Revolutionary Politics in Jersey! w/Heather from New Jersey Revolution Radio

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Welcome to 2020! This was a long time in the making; we have the privilege of chatting with our Amerikan Comrade, Heather from New Jersey Revolution Radio and Wine Women and Revolution to talk intersectionally about Communism!

We kick things off with a brief splaner on the network (NJRR), her show (WWR), the website (http://njrevolutionradio.com/) and the numerous ways they provide technical support to other activists in the region. Then we hear about Heather and her comrades’ run-in with a group of heinous Nazi’s who tried to throw an event that they disrupted. That’s Badass! Then we take a “Crazy Ivan” and start talking about how she got into Activism, Art and Activism and why she still has her Doc Martin’s.

Then, cuz its Nooks and Crannies, we take another sudden and unexpected Lefty turn (CI), deep diving on Intersectionality, Inclusivity and Women’s’ Health<-Fascinating Episode on this topic

We continue down the medicalization rabbit hole on this one, I had so many questions and you can hear my astonishment over the costs and bureaucracy involved…talk about getting Gas Lit eh? (PS: In like 5 weeks, we will release an episode Matt did with Kelly Nerdzilla Mendenhall who is working on a book right now on the Medical Gas Lighting of women in Healthcare Encounters).

Heather reflexively digs into the costs of her own healthcare and explains *try’s to, the hidden costs of care and why it is so profitable to keep people just a little bit sick. Anthro Mamoo had to ask: Why? Why is universal healthcare such a hard sell in America specifically; what is it in Amerika’s past and their cultural persuasion that makes them so reluctant to this obvious reform. Hint Hint: Its their emphasis on Rugged Individualism, as was heard on our Western’s Movie Genre breakdown with Paul (21:02 mark in this episode we get into Frontier Theory).

So, I will be having Heather back on because she is a great interview, too thoughtful to contain to 1 hour and honestly I have 3 more pages of questions that we did not even get into, including the Legalization (or Decriminalization) of Cannabis in the US and NJ more specifically. As a couple medical users, this is a topic that is near and dear to both of us but we kinda ran out of time so…

If you would like to learn more about the state of Cannabis legalization and the importance/opportunities in the industry for women and minority groups, as well as learning about the political, social and economic dimensionalities revolving around this sacred flower, or heck, maybe you are like me and just wanna saddle up to that massage chair whilst lathering myself in essential oils, whilst pounding hash chocolates while listening to a little Bon Jovi down in Jersey! If this sounds like a bit of alright, be sure to support, share and promote this really cool event:

Women, Weed and Wellness

Presented by: New Jersey Revolution Radio and Canna Care Docs

January 26, 2020 (3PM)

Cherry Hill Women’s Center

FB Event for further Info

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Check out their website for all the links to their shows, activism, events and blogs

Ну что ж, до скорого Buddy!

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Welcome to Episode 32 of Nooks and Crannies!

Decant the Halls with Old Growth Grinches or Turning the Tables on Henley Santa?

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Epen and Mamoo kick things off with some much overdue weather gabbing, before launching into a Holiday Season babble-festivus! We talk about our favorite holiday movies, including Elf and why Evan has issues with Will Farrell’s elfish-pants…Matt likes his chest hair..so, ya. Stay-at-home parent Matt gives you some solid child-gift buying tips, while Evan and Matt used the tears of Amazon’s Robots to save online. Evan has a weirdly spot-on Seinfeld-esque rant about receiving cliché hobby related gifts and why he keeps buying so many antique decanters!

***14:42 SANTA PART*** Folks who might be listening to this with little ears in the room, don’t know why you would be, but at 14:42 I share the story where I was ALMOST convinced that Santa MIGHT NOT BE an immortal elf from the Magnetic North Pole…So skip forward to 15:33 to hear the rest and the lead into Henley Santa******  

(15:58) Hold onto your authentic beard Santy, Mamoo is about to turn the tables on you with the hardest most tangentially unrelated yet all related to phenomenology, questions that have been burning since my childhood! Like, why so many names, what are you trying to hide? How did Rudolph’s nose get that way and how do you get around the world so fast *Aside from methane empowered, carrot infused, reindeer farts!

Oh and if my sister’s conduct warranted her perpetual inclusion on the Naughty List, then why did she always, totally, like always get at least like the same level of present if not even better presents for like, seriously, like our whole life!! IT’s NOT FAIR!!! **Spoiler: Turns out, there is no such thing as this list, Santa thinks every kid is special and pure and perfect, but if there was one…boy howdy I just got my smart-alek self on it!

Thanks again Santa, I will leave some carrots out that will surely be Glitter Free (LINK book and past episode)! And I will go ahead and drink that beer ahead of time, but save you a wee sip ;)

(35:30) To wrap things up, as per tradition on Nooks and Crannies, apparently, we will cap this one off with a little Holiday story. Matt is going to ATTEMPT to read How the Grinch Stole Christmas to wee Ms Vi. If she says, nah guy, then Matt will be solo-reading HtGSC! Plus Violet’s podcasting debut with her speed metal rendition of Jingle Bells!

Enjoy the season folks, and for my fellow podcasters, who are grieving as Matty is too, be well to yourself and others over the next few weeks. I am here for you if you need to chat or someone to listen.  

Much love, aren’t we lucky, and we will talk to You Alls in 2020, check you on the Flip Side! *Love that phrase :)

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Thanks again for the audio tidy Derek from Rolling Misadventures: https://rollingmisadventures.podbean.com/

Henley Santa’s Books: https://www.amazon.com/Henley-Santa/e/B07Z9JLPX1/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

Partial Proceeds from the Books to support: Stand up to Cancer: Charlie’s Page https://www.facebook.com/charlieilsleyUK/

Santa and the Gingerbread Man w/Voice-Over work from one of his grandkids :) https://youtu.be/VclLmY7WiOg

Henley Santa’s Buzzfeed/Amazon UK Ad:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TPdG2vAAeM

Santa School, Ministry of Fun, Class of 2018: http://www.ministryoffun.net/santa-school-class-of-2018/

Telegraph Article on the school and incoming class of 2019: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/11298848/Santa-school-my-gruelling-training-to-become-Father-Christmas.html

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Welcome to Episode 31 of Nooks and Crannies!

Henley Santa is Coming to Town, W/Out Glittery Reindeer Relish!!

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Deck the Halls, grab your Santy Hat and Scotch, it’s the Holiday Season here at Nooks and Crannies, and who better to talk to than the Right Jolly Old Elf Himself!

Professional Father Christmas, Henley Santa! Who is Joining us from the other-side of the pond!

Mike and Matty kick things off by hearing how Mike became Henley Santa and why he chose such a posh, up-market name, and how these fateful choices has lead to a vibrant post-retirement career which leaves room for volunteering and basically a lot of “good fun”

Matty then steers the chat towards professionalism and the industry, including working conditions, how to interact with children and adults with various chronic ailments or challenges *super interesting side convo on ASL/BSL and Makaton, and ways to be empathetic by “staying in character” asking yourself: would Santa do this?

Then I had to ask: what do you do when a ‘snot-nosed little *kid*’ tries to trip you up with tough questions to impress (lets be honest) HIS buddies :) Henley Santa has a tonne of insights in this regard, including his views on what makes a “Bad Santa”

The Ministry of Fun is Henley Santa’s booking agency, first off, great name eh? Its like you are not allowed by law to not have fun just so long as you follow the outlined regulations and procedures. ANYWAY, they also have a Santa school that has been written about and just seems like a lot of fun!

We also talk about Henley Santa’s Publishing efforts, including a quick retelling of his version of the Gingerbread Man story and why we should not leave Glitter Laced granola out for reindeer! Partial proceeds from the sale of his books go to support a local youth who is undergoing extreme cancer treatments, link to the FB page and ways to help below.

We end the conversation on a very serious, but we both think, crucially important point: What happens when a child discloses serious neglect or abuse? What is your role or responsibilities in this regard and is there any training aside from a Criminal Background Check that is provided to Santa’s who may encounter vulnerable populations. Phew, tough but compelling

Ho, Ho, Oh, did you think we were done?? Nah buddy, hit subscribe because a few days before Christmas, we will release the last portion of this chat where Matty turns the tables, reverts to wee lil Mamoo and absolutely GRILLS Santa with all the tough unanswered/unanswerable questions I had for him from Childhood, including: why did my sister get gifts despite being perpetually naughty, why did you not slam those beers I left out for you, how you get around the world so fast, and of course: are you like a reverse immortal, aged till 65 then retired from aging or something? AND, appalling Elfish Working Conditions!

Love and Miss you Mom, I know this was one that you were looking forward to hearing, and I know you are listening from afar. Aren’t We Lucky!

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LINKS:

Thanks again for the audio tidy Derek from Rolling Misadventures: https://rollingmisadventures.podbean.com/

Henley Santa’s Books: https://www.amazon.com/Henley-Santa/e/B07Z9JLPX1/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

Partial Proceeds from the Books to support: Stand up to Cancer: Charlie’s Page https://www.facebook.com/charlieilsleyUK/

Santa and the Gingerbread Man w/Voice-Over work from one of his grandchildren :) https://youtu.be/VclLmY7WiOg

Henley Santa’s Buzzfeed/Amazon UK Ad:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TPdG2vAAeM

Santa School, Ministry of Fun, Class of 2018: http://www.ministryoffun.net/santa-school-class-of-2018/

Telegraph Article on the school and incoming class of 2019: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/11298848/Santa-school-my-gruelling-training-to-become-Father-Christmas.html

Berkshire Vision: one of the many charities that Henley Santa has volunteered at.. https://berkshirevision.org.uk/

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Minisode2: Socialism, What is to be Done?

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What started as a simple question: What is socialism to both of us, what does it look like, developed into an interesting little primer on Socialism, highlighting the works of some pre-Marxist thinkers.

Evan suggests that socialism can be defined as Worker’s; owning the Means of their own Production (both their productive capacities and profits). From this simple assertion we speak about some of the differences between Communism and Socialism before getting into some early theorists like:

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon  Robert Owen  Henri de Saint-Simon and Charles Fourier

As Matty’s favorite European Feminist Socialist Philosophers, En Vogue, would say: Free Your Mind, the Rest Will Follow!

Aren’t we Lucky, and as always, Talk to y’all Soon!

P.S. Happy Colonization Day Amerika! Hope Black Friday and Cyber Monday remind y'all of the limits of Capitalism, Consumerism and Craven Consumption! :) 

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Welcome to Episode 30 of Nooks and Crannies!

30 - The Meritocratic Mythos of Private Equity Firms or a Workers Revolt with Austerity and Chaka Khan

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(2:00) Meritocratic Meritocracy is a Relativistic Mythos:

Evan and Matt kick things off with an interrogation of the concept of Meritocracy and how it relates to education and work. We look at how meritocratic expectations are embodied by many undergrads from privileged backgrounds are reinforced through their lived experiences vs how working class students approach expectations of meritocracy. Then Evan brings the chat to the workplace, how the idea of ‘hard work will pay off’ is a mythos *not totally untrue, just rare in practice but reinforced through cultural artifacts like the media. It is evident that Matty has been out of the ‘job game’ and ‘employment field’ for quite some time, but he tries to keep up…

(20:38) Violet’s Terrible Two’s:

Vi announced her presence on the pod so the BFF’s decided to do a lil impromptu ditty on her adventures *and our, with being a cantankerous 21/4 year old! We also chat about Matt’s birthday and both make each other feel bad for forgetting each others B-Day’s! Miss you mom…

(24:20) Battle of Blair Mountain:

Funny and tragic story from our collective Labour history. Hey, you like your weekend’s and 8 hour day? Maybe you are like me and think, hey Domestic Labour is just as valuable as conventional Labour..Or maybe you find yourself thinking: “You know what this protest needs, gatling-guns and homemade shrapnel, to spice things up!” Well hold onto your private detective agency badge folks, Evan is about to tell ya’all and an exasperated Mamoo about The Battle of Blair Mountain (W. Virginia)!

(40:43) Impromptu Cast Commercial:

Despite this being a pretty solid recording sesh by your valiant co-host’s, we had major technical issues (tape delay due to faulty internet), luckily we use Cast! The exceptional audio recording platform that has saved my arse on multiple occasions (I recorded the entire Chronicity Series *forthcoming, on Cast, I had major connectivity issues then too, the recordings are clean as a whistle). So if any podcaster is curious, give Cast a Try.

(41:52) Timmies, Canada’s Favorite Private Equity Firm:

What started as a begin yet very common Canadian Question: How do you take your Tim’s? Diatribed into a interesting investigation into Private Equity Firms, especially 3G Capital. Here is a link to their contact page, if you are curious as to why they use Temporary Foreign Workers or maybe just..what’s the deal with the fries at Tim’s? Be sure to reach out: https://www.3g-capital.com/contact.html After complaining about this for a bit, Evan offers up a couple more examples of the evils of PEF’s (Canadian Media conglomeration and the US housing market). Good Times!

(57:42) And to end things on a lighter note, listen to this Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1KLqQq6TnTyfLG81ej1oaq and find out why the universalistic opinion (Evan and Matt’s wife Melly) all think that Matty has the musical styling’s of a 52 y.o. woman from Ohio. Yes folks, this is Matt’s much anticipated by no one: Great Female Singers (ongoing), recommendations are strongly encouraged eh..happy to add to this generic list :)

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Welcome to Nooks and Crannies!

Mini: The Algorithmic Manipulation of Kids via Youtube

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Hold onto your phones folks, we have a very spooky Minisode in store for you today…A month ago Evan sent Matty this essay by James Bridle “Something is Wrong on the Internet” all about the algorithmic manipulation of our children through Youtube video’s!

After a brief synopsis and a bit of Matt-Back-Patting, the fella’s get into some of the minutia of why we find video’s like this “Aladdin” example so very unsettling. We then dovetail into how they are made and why the characters all look alike, before digging into Peppa Pig with the Finger Family *Gross!  

Familiar characters are used to draw kids’ attention towards the right-hand suggested video’s and within these suggestions are the rabbit holes that kids can tumble down into outright disturbing content. We muse on what the implications of all this might be and how this might be effecting learning outcomes at the university level since Youtube has now been around for 15 years.

Folks, I don’t like telling parents what to do, but this might be one moment where you may want to take a second to think about your kid(s) video streaming usage and I dunno, just be careful.

Anywho, Talk to you all soon, and aren’t you lucky?!

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James Bridle: Something is Wrong on the Internet, Medium.com

https://medium.com/@jamesbridle/something-is-wrong-on-the-internet-c39c471271d2

A nice explainer video about all this, with examples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKp2gikIkD8

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Welcome to Episode 29 of Nooks and Crannies!

29–Maple Syrup’ed LED Misunderstandings and the Rise of German Fascism  

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Welcome folks to another Dazzling episode of Nooks and Crannies! Albeit a slightly more downcast endeavor (0:24)

(3:08) To keep this promise Evan informs Matt of the reemergence of German-Style Fascism in the recent regional elections in Thuringia. We spin this into a discussion of societal apathy, the rise of polemic populists, how off-base Francis Fukuyama was and the ways xenophobia is used to deepen existing divides. Fun!

(17:52): Pull up an arm chair, stoke that fire and adopt a pretentious expression…it’s time for another Canadian Heritage Minute with Evan and Matty! This week we have Jacques Cartier Misnaming Canada and the “Discovery” of Maple Syrup by apparently a bunch of starving settler colonialists, or something. And here is a link to that random story Matt stumbled upon about the Oklahoma Farmers turned away by the Canadian government in the mid 1800’s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9h51JxiC6U  )   

(24:41) Hey is that an prematurely Old Man on a tin roof shouting at the moon?!? Nah, its just old man Matty with his surprisingly well researched rant on the increasing prevalence of LED headlights and the dangers they pose to old folks like himself. Here are the sources for my irrational anger:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/24/drivers-complain-dazzling-headlights-led-bulbs-installed-cars/

https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/vanderlofske.pdf

https://www.theguardian.pe.ca/news/provincial/rcmp-warns-about-use-of-aftermarket-led-lights-1521/

https://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/27/automobiles/27LIGHT.html

https://www.psychologicalscience.org/news/minds-business/cognition-at-the-speed-of-led-lights.html

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/16/health/blue-light-led-health-effects-bn-trnd/index.html

https://www.ledsmagazine.com/smart-lighting-iot/smart-cities/article/16699866/light-and-human-health-led-risks-highlighted

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/296621681_A_summary_of_LED_lighting_impacts_on_health

(41:18): And to put a cap on this one, Matty in rather graphic detail, describes to Evan the nature and dimensionality of his long standing (pun absolutely intended) Knee injury, the physio he just got, for some reason Matt ties in mind-body dialectical phenomenology, all in a sad attempt to segue into an update on the Chronicity series *halfway done the transcriptions, like 30% done on the whole series.

Be well, check you on the flip side, aren’t you lucky?!

**If you read this far, congrats..as a special reward you are the first to know that we have another minisode upcoming! It will be about the algorithmic manipulation of our children through YouTube Videos based on the amazing essay written by James Bridle.  

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Episode (NUMBER) Links:

Thuringia Elections: https://www.dw.com/en/german-european-stability-prospects-unclear-after-thuringia-election/a-51022595

Cartier and the Misnaming of Canada: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfKr-D5VDBU

The “Discovery” of Maple Syrup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdikUhN4gSo

James Bridle Youtube article: https://medium.com/@jamesbridle/something-is-wrong-on-the-internet-c39c471271d2

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Welcome to Episode 28 of Nooks and Crannies!

Halloween Spectacular: Self Immolating Sens Fans, Floppy Disked ICQ chatting, Making Bread with Cod Baskets.  

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(4:37) Evan immediately breaks his promise of a “no rant” episode by absolutely loosing it on Ottawa Senator’s owner Eugene Melnyk. Folks this is the best rant in Nooks and Crannies history! In solidarity with my valiant co host, here are just a few stories that support his vitriol; Gambling Debts, apparently he is trying to get his private jet back (sad really), how he literally guilt tripped a diehard Sens fan into giving him a chunk of their liver! and of course, rumors continue to swirl about him selling the team but he won’t because he is likes this shit. Oh, and we also talk about the Canucks, who are going to be okay going forward, Poor Evan.   

(18:13) Hold onto your Cod Basket’s folks, cuz its time for another Canadian Heritage Moment! This week we are discussing the fake-Italian not quite British ‘explorer’ John, don’t you dare call me Giovanni, Cabot, and the “discovery” of cod off the coast of Newfoundland! Fish heads, fish heads, eat them up yum!

(22:25) Get your floppy disks out folks, we are taking the time machine back to like I dunno, lets say 1989…Its another addition of “Dimming 90’s Memories with Mamoo”. Matty explains to Evan what the eff DOS is, how to download shareware games from a Surrey Library database, stealing AOL CD’s, and the glorious world of ICQ *Uh..uooo! (Side Note: First Google suggestion on ICQ was “Is ICQ still a thing?” Apparently it is!!

Then Evan turns the tables, talking about the quite frightening sounding Omegle… :( According to their still existing website, they see things a little differently: The Internet is full of cool people; Omegle lets you meet them. When you use Omegle, we pick someone else at random so you can have a one-on-one chat.

(35:50) Then for no reason whatsoever, Matty decided to explain to Epen how to make bread from hand (by hand?). Two notes that I forgot to mention, for egg wash; add a small splash of water and whip that up a bit with a fork, secondly; when baking with milk add no more than half what the recipe calls for, for liquid (this recipe calls for 2 cups of water, sub 1 of those for milk), and you will want to microwave that milk first (like 20-30 seconds). Enjoy! Even though your first loaf will suck…

(44:55) And to wrap things up, the fella’s felt obliged to talk about their least favorite holiday, Halloween *We also hate Thanksgiving, which happens in October in Canada, not really sure why…Anyway, we keep it rather non-ranty, we talk about our favorite childhood costumes, trick or treat strategies (including Matty’s full sized chocolate bar recon schemes), teenage hijinx *including Matty’s near nard loss due to a hammered down screetch-a-roo, and why we both hate adult Halloween, but also why we need to get Evan back into that cape and bejeweled crown!

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Episode 28 Links:

Fun Eugene Melnyk Story’s:

https://www.macleans.ca/society/health/did-eugene-melnyk-jump-the-queue-for-a-new-liver/

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ottawa-senators-owner-eugene-takes-legal-action-to-get-private-jet-back-1.5287642

https://thehockeywriters.com/ottawa-senators-ownership-problem-an-nhl-problem/

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/casino-cash-chips-melnyk-1.5304618

James Beard bread book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/545911.Beard_on_Bread

Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything: http://www.howtocookeverything.com/

John Cabot, Canadian Heritage Minute: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds8G9sFOK5w

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Welcome to Nooks and Crannies!

Minisode 1: Radical Feminist Medical Anthropology

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Welcome folks to the first of many more Minisodes! On this one Evan and Matt offer up a primer on Medical Anthropology; What is it and what does it examine.

We start by explaining what anthropology is and what medical anth looks at, then get right into the Marxist Feminist applications. We talk about the influence of Capital and Big Pharma as well as the role the Media and Thought Leaders play in shaping how we view ourselves as ill or well.

Evan offers up thoughts on Instagram Wellness trends while Matty deep dives into the longstanding reinforced prejudices that impact women’s ability to access care and feel heard. Yes folks, we are talking about wandering hysterical uterus’! Seriously…

We will surely be doing a future minisode on this dynamic of historical bias in medicine and how it is played out today in Medical Encounters. We wrap things up by discussing some of the dimensionalities *unnecessary academic phrase, of Medical Authority and offer up some of our own views on what a “Good Doctor” looks like, but sadly no Tardis involved :(

Talk to ya all soon, aren’t we lucky!

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Extra Stuff:

Episode of ours, talking about Reflexivity as a Medi Anth Method (17:55)

A bit more about The Holy Fool in The Brothers Karamazov

Mark Fisher (Guardian - July 16, 2012): Why Mental Health is a Political Issue  

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Welcome to Episode 27 of Nooks and Crannies!

Election Night in Canada

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Welcome Canadian registered voters and our “Traditional Allies” from around the globe! This episode is all about the upcoming Canadian Federal Election *Oct 21.

Evan kicks things off by breaking Matt’s predicted Orange Wave and then they get into some Green Party bashing in the hopes that this will help pave the way towards an NDP landslide, which is actually a terrible thing as it might lead to a Conservative majority or a Liberal minority which also means that we might be helping the Bloc Quebecois but not the PPC. Confused yet? Have no fear, the fella’s explain all these acronyms and more in this episode.

After giving a broad overview, we got into the weeds a bit to talk about the issues facing Canadian’s in this upcoming election; Students, the Environment, Cost of Living and Living Wages, how much Evan despises the term Armed Forces, why the Liberal Party is a bunch of black-face wearing hypocrites (See our most recent bonus episode: https://nooksandcrannies.podbean.com/e/bonus-episode-our-troubled-political-times/), and how the NDP will take pragmatic steps to actually lowering your costs of living through universal dentistry and pharmacare.

This was our first attempt at a long form episode (no segments), hope you all enjoy. And be sure to hit subscribe as we will be releasing more bonus episodes as well as smaller minisodes (20ish mins) in the upcoming weeks.

Until then, get your arse’s out to the ballot box on Oct 21 and vote for the Canada you want, not the one you feel stuck with…Peace and Solidarity

Talk to ya’ll soon and aren’t we lucky?  

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Episode 27 Links:

The NDP (New Democratic Party of Canada) Commitments

The Conservative Party’s Stance of Immigration (gross)

The Liberal Blackfacer’s Weak Ass, Future Broken Promises

Elizabeth May’s Party

The Rhino Party (cuz why the eff not?)

The Book Evan Recommended:

Hunters and Bureaucrats: Power, Knowledge, and Aboriginal-State Relations in the Southwest Yukon. By Paul Nadasdy UBC Press

(https://www.ubcpress.ca/hunters-and-bureaucrats)

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Welcome to Episode 26 of Nooks and Crannies!

Chronic Shirtless Ambrosia Dryer Balls with Susan and MC Cullah

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Welcome back listeners young and old, this week we have THEME MUSIC and provide you all with a roadmap of the episode!

Matty decided now was as good a time as ever to let Evan know that he wants to graphically suck his neck in order to get at that sweet, sweet, young blood coursing through his veins. Yes that’s right, we are talking about Ambrosia “Health” a total bullshit company that promised all sorts of health benefits from direct (parabiosis) transfusion of young peoples blood into the elderly, all for the Low Low price of $8000! Rest well, this company has since changed its name, continues to operate in (of course) Florida (sorry Paul) and sadly it is not the only such company in existence. Real doozy folks. Hold onto your jugulars!

Next we hit you with another exciting Canadian Heritage Min, just in time for Basketball season and of course Hockey season!

After taking a puck in the face and cutting out the bottom of that peach basket, Mamoo describes how one can get lost easily in the woods of Victoria, BC whilst shirtless and alone, when you do not follow the simple commands of the 911 operator who is just asking you to hug a tree! Then, of course, Matty decides now is the time to introduce Evan to the magical, and static free!, world of Sheep Hair Dryer Balls. Turns out, my lil climate cavalier, Evan, actually hangs his undies out on a line like a freakin peasant!

We then take the ol’ Hatchet to everyone’s favorite milk-toast broadcaster NPR and their willingness to sell out to big corporation who simply want to Green Wash their evil ordeals! Shame on you Terry Gross!!

Next up is Susan, one of the 18 participants in the Chronicity Series (upcoming). I misspoke, this segment from her interview discusses her hernia’s and how life seems to happen right at the same time bad-health strikes. Ps. Her Husband seems like the most badass meteorologist of all time!

Then for no reason whatsoever, Matt informs Evan of the glorious glories of Nova Scotia. Go eat a scallop and an Acadian meat pie while driving the Cabot Trail and be sure to make that right hand turn into Meat Cove. You might seriously regret that actually.

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Business Insider articles on Ambrosia

 

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Welcome to Nooks and Crannies!

Bonus Episode: Our Troubled Political Times?

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Boy Howdy the last two weeks in politics has been a real humdinger I tell you what; from Trumps impending(?) impeachment, to Greta Thunberg’s scathing UN address or how about a little Black/Brown Face fiasco up here in Polite Canada by our very own GQ Model PM. Folks, we have quite a bit of ground to cover. Have no fear faithful listener, Evan filled himself a second glass of wine and Matty, well, Matty is pretty pissed off and decided to turn this episode into a full on swear-fest…

Ain’t no Thang, just over here #spittingold

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Welcome to Episode 25 of Nooks and Crannies!

Canadian Heritage Pogs and Pedantic US Democratic Primaries

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The Fella’s kick things off with a lil baby shark-tank talk *Not to worry, Evan vetoed my playing it or singing, then get into a couple playlists Matty made for wee little Violet (links below). (9:25) Hooked on Phonics certainly did not work for young Mamoo…(10:18) Hold onto your office chairs folks, it’s time for another edition of Pedantic Pedagogy with Matty! This time Matt teaches you all how not to be a pedantic asshole in academic settings, a life skill we can all carry forth in our lives..which is a very pedantic asshole-ish thing for me to have written. This time we are discussing the ways to go about providing your critiques in a respectful and ultimately hirer-able way, here is the formula:

Question + Comment + Critique (in that order) = Proper Academic Interpersonal Methodology

(19:05) *Still work-shopping the title* Back in my Day w/Old Man Matty: 80’s and 90’s Memories from my Dimming Mind!* Get your Smashers out and set aside your favorite 8-Balls and Poison’s, and LET’S PLAY SOME POGS!! Correct me if I am wrong, but I think we just made podcast history by being the first show ever to tackle this subject. Let us know!

(26:10) In this edition of Evan Splains *I don’t care what he says, this is podcast GOLD!* he schools Matt on the dynamics of the US Democratic Primary race. He covers the top 3, how to pick a VP, why I might be a Liberal Manchurian Candidate and provides a classic Full Throated Leftist Populist: Call to Action! Boom.

(42:03) Revisiting the Canadian Heritage Minutes. These were 1 min public education films produced by some obscure wing of the Canadian Federal Government sometime in the early 90’s and have hence forth been in syndication I suppose, ever since. Matt plans to make Evan watch each of these early 90s classics and provide his views and comments  

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The Freaky James Bridle Article that Matt is Terrified to Read

Nationals OF Parra uses 'Baby Shark' as walk-up music

Violet Centric Tunes (Baby Songs w/Canadian Standards)

Violet’s Guitar Hero’s (Classics and a whole lotta Blues)

Canadian Heritage Minute: Orphans

Canadian Heritage Minute: Nitro

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Welcome to Nooks and Crannies!

Tangential Side-Notes: Ep 2 to 10ish!

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On today’s Episode of Nooks and Crannies, Evan needed to take a breaky poo and so did yours truly and faithfully. But you gotta give the people what they want as retired basketball player Jalen Rose loved to say on Bill Simmons’ podcasts back in the day, so here are some of my favorite tangent moments from the first ten episodes!

Aren’t You Lucky?! Well, at the very least, Talk to Ya’Ahll Sizoon

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Proud of you Lindsay

Welcome to a Very Special Nooks and Crannies

Both Sides Now: A Tribute to Matt’s Mom

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Aren’t We Lucky?

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Please follow this link if you would like to honor my mom’s legacy by making a donation to the BC Women’s Health Foundation (https://www.bcwomensfoundation.org/ways-to-support/#)

Music Sources

Joni Mitchell - Both Sides Now, written by Joni Mitchell, performed live on “The Mama Cass Television Program” (1969)

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NdsnFZm0X4)

Tracy Chapman – Talkin’ Bout a Revolution, by Tracy Chapman, appears on Tracy Chapman ℗ 1988 Elektra/Asylum Records

(Provided to YouTube by Elektra Records: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=721JQZw6Spg)

The Playlist: For Sue, put together for her service. Hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed music together

https://open.spotify.com/user/5hnoghjnuhkv2gqgoce1a7f64/playlist/33HEQKq3LM3Ac3Y4Pr0Ejn?si=NST95wZiSI6ZKfSRg253oA

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Welcome to Episode 23 of Nooks and Crannies!

Dated and Used Critical Pedagogy and Israeli Electoral Playoff Runs

Welcome back to the podcast folks and thanks for sticking around during this tragic hiatus. Next episode will be an in memoriam Tribute Episode to Evan’s biggest fan and Mamoo’s Mom, Sue Sanderson…Love you mom, as you knew.

This week is the episode we had banked from a number of weeks ago, we kick things off with an impassioned trip that Matty took to the crème de la crème Used Book store in Victoria BC called Russell Books (ps. NERD ALERT!! You can order online eh...)

(5:02) “What Just Happened?” - On this edition of WJH? Evan graciously informed Matty on the results and the context behind the recent (3 months ago) Israeli Elections and how the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community is being used as a wedge issue to split the Right in that country. Fascinating as always, and here you thought I just keep Evan around for his incredibly dashing appearance?!? Here is a more recent article, not sure but it seems Israel just had another election..like yesterday or something!

(19:30) Hey, folks did you know that Matty volunteers with a great group of Retired Folk down at his local forest pulling invasive species out and having just a grand ol’ time! Go volunteer with seniors, they will make you feel young and important!! _ Lil Nooks and Crannies PSA there eh…

(22:55) No one asked for it, but here it is…the much anticipated CRITICAL PEDAGOGY segment!!! Mamoo is going to pedantically and egotistically teach you all how to “Think Proper”. What a dick eh?

 (35:27) And to put a wrap on this thing, we, of course, give our predictions for the NHL and NBA finals. Hold onto your inflatable noisemakers folks, I think this might be our least informed sports segment of all time. GOOOOOOOO Grizzles!!

Here is a Playlist that is all Broadway Musicals

Especially the indelible Andrew Lloyd Webber :)

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Archive of Episodes

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Proud of you Lindsay

The Foundation that we Chose, to Honour Mom’s Legacy

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