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11 minutes | Mar 29, 2022
S3 Episode 8 - Favourite Things
Extras: My Favourite Things - John Coltrane My Favourite Things - Grant Green And this is the ‘bridge’ I mentioned: It’s called the Westerkeersluisbrug, and someone filmed it opening back in October last year.
15 minutes | Feb 25, 2022
S3 Episode 7 - Carrots, And Other Thoughts
I begin with the sudden realisation, carrots are not loved. They are grown, peeled, sometimes cooked, grated and then eaten. In the history of modern society, the carrot has had but one public champion, a character willing to face scorn and mockery, in his defence of the carrots he loved… The episode is nowhere near as dramatic as that, but still worth a listen.
30 minutes | Jan 26, 2022
S3 Episode 6 - About That Book (pt.1 - Yes!!!)
You know the one where there’s this thing you’ve always wanted to do? It’s possible your need to do it borders on the obsessive –though, it’s also fine if it doesn’t. What matters is the joy you feel when the thing you’ve always wanted to do gets done. That’s what this episode is about. Going forward, the About That Book ‘miniseries’ will share thoughts and observations on the journey from idea to story to published book.
22 minutes | Jan 16, 2022
S3 Episode 5 - Riffing Off Anger
A sudden increase in pedestrian and cycle traffic on the streets of Amsterdam led to a near miss between two cyclists –one of whom had obviously ignored a red traffic sign! Of course this led to a noisy and angry exchange between the cycling gentlemen, in which curses (themed around the hope that the other would be stricken down with some terrible illness) were thrown about quite freely. Meanwhile we, the viewing public, chuckled awkwardly and wondered why the two were so angry about so little? My ‘wonderings’ evolved into this quick trip into memories about unnecessary anger.
15 minutes | Jan 4, 2022
S3 Episode 4 - Brick Wall Moments
Episode extra Amsterdamica: Nervous Camera Movements
15 minutes | Dec 31, 2021
S3 Episode 3 - Raindrop Flashback
So there I am, watering the plants, it’s raining outside, and just like that… I realise how much of my life has been spent watching raindrops.
11 minutes | Dec 28, 2021
S3 Episode 2 - That Ego Thing
I mean, would you allow absolutely anyone to overtake you, especially when you believe you are moving as fast as you can?
12 minutes | Dec 27, 2021
S3 Episode 1 - We Are Gathered Here Today
Today’s subject matter: An elegant jogger.
34 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
S2 Episode 18 - Danger
Imagine a danger so great, so intense, goosebumps ripple across your skin and the hairs on your arms stand up and perform Mexican waves. Or what about the dangers of climbing into a volcano’s crater and pleading with it not to erupt. Or having to put one’s fears to the side and face down a deadly donkey called Duncan. Yep, there are dangers out there…
24 minutes | Nov 2, 2021
S2 Episode 17 - 'Correct Me If I'm Wrong...'
Beni, me, and a crew of other uncool first year undergraduates, found an outlet for the pain of rejection. We drove our mothers’ cars around Enugu, at night, like crazy bandits. Oh how we had the time of our lives; zooming and screeching; racing around. It was all such great fun, until it wasn’t…
31 minutes | Oct 26, 2021
S2 Episode 16 - Credibility Gap
The Credibility Gap appears when the distance between what we hear, see or involve ourselves in, and common sense (and logic) becomes impossible to bridge. I’m sure a good number of you have experienced the internal mayhem that occurs when the various factions of the mind are unable to come to agreement on what is and is not reality. This is fine, by the way: No more than evidence of one’s humanity. And with this in mind, I would like to share a few things that have happened along the way…
51 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
S2 Episode 15 - Confused
Episode extras: Wrakkenmuseum, Terschelling (NL) Blackadder: Johnson’s Dictionary Feedspot
42 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
S2 Episode 14 - Cinema
Episode extras: Lance Link Secret Chimp Road Runner - Acme Batman Suit Snake In The Monkey’s Shadow Feedspot podcast directory
38 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
S2 Episode 13 - Champion
Episode extras: Quiet Amsterdam 3 | Quiet Amsterdam 4 | Quiet Amsterdam 5 | Quiet Amsterdam 6 | Quiet Amsterdam 7
44 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
S2 Episode 12 - Care
On the surface, care seems like an easy word to handle. However, after thinking for a bit, I had no choice but to come up with a metaphor (shared in the episode) to explain my view on the word. The rest of the episode contains a few thoughts on, and memories of care related matters…
29 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
S2 Episode 11 - Bernice Babaloo
We fill most of this episode with a great interview between the esteemed radio talkshow host Doggi Doggsen and Chidonicus (quite possibly the greatest clown operating in the 21st Century).
43 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
S2 Episode 10 - Breakdown
As written in the title, breakdown is the word driving this particular episode, tough we won’t be dealing with anything heavy. Along the way, we’ll look at mechanical breakdowns - think embarrassing presentation; instant nervous breakdowns - such as those brought on by an important exam and too little sleep; emotional breakdowns - as in I-really-need-you-to-fix-my-computer-now-because-my-whole-life-is-in-it; and the unfortunate case of Dr. Barnaby Boxhill-Bunker who really believed he could have a friendly chat with five magnificent Bénoué lions from Cameroon.
54 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
S2 Episode 9 - Booze
First of all, this episode comes with a warning: Excessive drinking is not healthy, and can so easily lead to acts of foolishness. As illustrated by the recollection of my first time drunk - an accidental affair. There’s also some university level foolishness, and an incident in which I allowed booze and a pair of very strong legs get the better of me.
39 minutes | Aug 13, 2021
S2 Episode 8 - Bite
On the matter of biting… aside from the usual bits and pieces, I manage to find the courage and strength to retell a traumatic tale involving a free ride to City X, the need to make a good impression on the driver, and what can happen when a stomach gets hungry, angry, and encourages the owner of said stomach to start biting things and chewing them…
32 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
S2 Episode 7 - Belief
Episode Extras You Tell Me YouTube channel The Beekeeper’s Bees Thinking Allowed (podcast) - The Bed Beefeaters (What Is A Beefeater?)
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