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The Allusionist
The Allusionist
Helen Zaltzman
124. Nightmare
This is the Alloooooooooosionist, in which we learn about the etymology of some scary words for Halloween, with the help of Paul Bae of The Black Tapes and The Big Loop podcasts, and Chelsey Weber-Smith of the podcast American Hysteria. Beware of demons! Satan! The bogeyman! Lemurs! Wait - lemurs?? Find more information about these topics and guests at theallusionist.org/nightmare. The Allusionist music is by Martin Austwick. Hear Martin’s songs at palebirdmusic.com or on Spotify, and he’s @martinaustwick on Twitter and Instagram. He also composed the music for the new kids’ science podcast Maddie’s Sound Explorers. I make two other podcasts, Veronica Mars Investigations and Answer Me This, which are soothingly escapist. The Allusionist's online home is theallusionist.org. Stay in touch at twitter.com/allusionistshow, facebook.com/allusionistshow and instagram.com/allusionistshow. This month, the Allusionist is sponsored by: • BetterHelp online licensed professional counselling. Get started today at betterhelp.com/allusionist and receive a 10% discount off your first month with the discount code ALLUSIONIST. • Bombas socks, thoughtfully engineered for comfort and durability - and for every pair of socks you buy, Bombas donates a pair to someone in need. Get twenty percent off your first purchase at Bombas.com/allusionist. • Molekule, air purification reinvented. For 10% off your first air purifier order, visit molekule.com and at checkout enter the code allusionist10. • Squarespace, your one-stop shop for creating and running a good-looking and well-working website. Go to squarespace.com/allusion for a free trial, and use the code ALLUSION to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. • Progressive. See your insurance options and start a quote online at progressive.com.
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Adam enjoys a rambling conversation with Irish writer, podcaster, comedian, musician and sometime Rubberbandit, Blindboyboatclub about comedy, music, post modernism, prank phone calls, masks, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and more. This episode was recorded remotely on October 5th, 2020. Thanks to Séamus Murphy-Mitchell for production support and to Emma Corsham for additional editing.  Podcast artwork by Helen Green https://helengreenillustration.com/ RELATED LINKS 60s GARAGE ROCK PLAYLIST (SPOTIFY) A NIGHT IN WITH JOAN AND JERICHA (27th October, 2020) BLINDBOY UNDESTROYS THE WORLD (BBC iPLAYER) THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO BLINDBOY (2018, WATERSTONES) HOW BLINDBOY ACCIDENTALLY BECAME MODERN IRELAND'S BIGGEST CULTURAL EXPORT (2020, ARTICLE IN THE FACE) THE RUBBERBANDITS - HORSE OUTSIDE (2010, YOUTUBE) THE RUBBERBANDITS - SPASTIC HAWK (2011, YOUTUBE) THE RUBBERBANDITS - BLACK MAN (2011, YOUTUBE) THE RUBBERBANDITS - LIAR LIAR DANNY DYER (2012, YOUTUBE) THE RUBBERBANDITS - 'COSTA FORCHUN' (2012, YOUTUBE) BLINDBOY ON MENTAL HEALTH - THE TOMMY TIERNAN SHOW (2019, YOUTUBE) BLINDBOY ON LATE LATE SHOW - OUR GENERATION (2016, YOUTUBE) SMOG - TEENAGE SPACESHIP (2000, from the album KNOCK KNOCK - AUDIO ON YOUTUBE) THE KLF - THE MANUAL (HOW TO HAVE A NUMBER ONE THE EASY WAY) (1999, GOODREADS WEBSITE) GUY DEBORD AND THE SOCIETY OF THE SPECTACLE (AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE ON HYPERALLERGIC WEBSITE, 2016) THE ADAM AND JOE SHOW ON WOW PRESENTS PLUS (SIGN UP TO STREAM ALL 4 SERIES)  NEW ADAM BUXTON...   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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A Rational Fear
A Rational Fear
Dan Ilic
Brand new 50 year old Submarines — Zoë Coombs Marr, Concetta Caristo, Lidia Thorpe, Lewis Hobba, Dan Ilic — October 30th
🤑 CHIP IN TO OUR PATREON https://www.patreon.com/ARationalFear 📨 SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EMAIL LIST: http://www.arationalfear.com/ 🌳 If you want to support the podcast and take your car carbon neutral, with GoNeutral here: http://bit.ly/GoNeutral   THIS WEEK'S PODCAST: We check the receipts for Senate Estimates, get into branding with NIXVM cult, and celebrate Kim Kardashian’s Birthday in a totally normal way. We also talk with Senator. Lidia Thorpe about the sacred grove of Djab Wurrung trees that are being felled to make way for a highway duplication. To express your anger at the destruction of 800 years of Djab Wurrung culture, and therefore Australian culture, email your local Victorian State MP. Here’s a few to get you started: Dan Ilic Lewis Hobba Concetta Caristo Zoë Coombs Marr Senator. Lidia Thorpe Zoë is performing at the Two Queers Festival at Giant Dwarf in November. Get tickets here. https://giantdwarf.com.au/events/zoe-coombs-marr/ Thanks:Big thanks to The Bertha Foundation, our Patreon Supporters and RODE Mics. And post-producer Jacob Round. Unknown Speaker  0:00   This podcast is supported in part by the Bertha Foundation. Dan Ilic  0:05   Oh, hello Lewis. Lewis Hobba  0:07   Hello Daniel. How are you? Dan Ilic  0:08   I'm well and well have things in your neck of the woods. Lewis Hobba  0:11   Correct and I don't know if you've heard 2020 my year. I'm okay, I'm having a no right time all things considered. Dan Ilic  0:19   I know it's a it's a rough time for all sorts of people. But we'll get into that we've got a podcast to discuss those sorts of things. We want to thank our Patreon supporters who have jumped on board this week, including Chris Kohler and Tom crean again, if you want to support us on Patreon you can head over to patreon.com forward slash rational fear and not just a way to support irrational fears buy two carbon offset the emissions of your car with a go neutral sticker. For every $90 sticker go neutral. We'll buy 3.5 tonnes of offsets which is about the yearly emissions of a car and five bucks that comes to us. I've got it I've got a little sticker on the back of my car people think oh, well that 2000 Carolla that's, that's covered. That's good. Lewis Hobba  0:58   It's the only bloody thing about the show. That is neutral. All right, dad. Dan Ilic  1:04   Yeah, fuck you, ABC. We're taking positions for left wing inner city lefties. I'm recording my end of irrational fear on gadigal land in your nation's sovereignty was never said. We need a treaty. Let's stop the shark. VO  1:17   A Russian mafia contains naughty words like bricks cambro gum, and section 40 of a rational fear recommended listening by immature audiences. Dan Ilic  1:30   Tonight after 112 days Melbourne has eased lockdown restrictions However, some hipster cafes have remained closed to be ironic. And water is discovered on the moon but it turns out it can't be used for anything as it's already owned by Angus Taylor. And in just under a week, the season finale of the United States of America is on who will get fine that week. I'm excited. It's Halloween 2020 or as we call it in Australia book quake. This is arrested Oh fair. Hello, welcome to rational faith. I'm your host former sexy nurse Dan Ilic. Let's meet our fear mongers for tonight. She's a comedian improviser and radio broadcasting from Sydney her 2019 festival showed loose one so much critical acclaim that it got picked up to be part of the 2020 bats festival at Gryphon theatre company which probably got cancelled, after organise realises that she was a little tireless, just because of COVID-19 is Kanchana Christo. Concetta Caristo  2:37   Oh my god. Hey, it's me. The cancelled woman. Good to be here. Dan Ilic  2:44   She's the multiple award winning lockdown special having jewel personality performing hyphenated hyphenating. It's a privilege to have the double barreled Triple Threat herself. Zoe combs Ma. Zoë Coombs Marr  2:55   It's Zoe knowledge, actually. Unknown Speaker  3:01   reputation. Really? You know, Zoë Coombs Marr  3:07   I am waiting to be congratulated before it really happens all the time. I get confused. Like, I love you on the checkout. Unknown Speaker  3:15   That's not me. That's Lewis Hobba  3:19   crazy. Dan Ilic  3:25   And he is one half of wedding magic act pen and haba it's Louis haba. Wow. Oh, my Lewis Hobba  3:31   God. I was thinking the other day. I want to go and get my like, Unknown Speaker  3:37   matching Lewis Hobba  3:38   my Nike glasses. No. No, I want to go and get ordained so that I can marry people. All right, because I emcee a lot of weddings and a lot of friends weddings. I just happen to you guys, as people who talk in the market price for family you get asked to me every wedding. Plus I can sometimes DJ weddings. So if I can do the marrying? I'm a one man wedding band. Wow. Wow. I'm actually Concetta Caristo  3:59   I'm trying to get my magic lessons so that Lewis Hobba  4:02   I really feel about the magic of Dan Ilic  4:05   coming up a little later on. We're gonna be talking to Senator Lydia Thor about the directions tree stuff that's going on in Victoria. It's very sad stuff. We'll be talking with her a little bit later on. But first, let's hear a message from our sponsor. Vladimir Putin  4:22   Fellow I am American friend Vladimir Putin. These unprecedented times require some president. So me President of Russia is encouraging Americans to vote president of USA. I know how dangerous election season can be. I was only candidate in the Russian election who didn't have horrible accident. So it's important to pick someone who's a strong man standing for you. That is why I endorse Joe Biden. Not because he's strong, but because Donald Trump will default on long and I will finally get me universe Belgium at a very cheap price. Of course, if you were good American patriot you may do opposite of what I say I don't give a fuck. USA is fun to watch burn down. And Vladimir Putin and I approve this message. Dan Ilic  5:18   The first fear this week it's the most magical time in politics. It's senate estimates happy senate estimates everyone, I hope you're having a fantastic set of estimates. This year, this is where we thought you bless you. Senator. Lidia Thorpe  5:32   with you. Also with you have your Dan Ilic  5:34   part of Senate estimates is cut is like taking a whole bunch of receipts and throwing them at your friends. Yes, bless you, bless you. It's where we find out just how far public servants will go to protect the ministers from scrutiny. Last week, of course, we learned that you can get a Cartier watch by simply working at Australia Post and doing a good job. This week, we learned that our first submarine could be launched in around 37 years. Yes. The new subs are coming and they're gonna be coming about when the iPhone 49 will be released. Yes, it's very exciting. Incidentally, the iPhone 49 will have an inbuilt submarine. So you know, that'll be redundant. The subs gonna cost us $90 billion. The iPhone, iPhone 49 will only cost us a billion dollars. So you know, you do the math. fishmonger's doesn't bother you that these new submarines that we're building today won't be working in our waters until it's 37 years. Concetta Caristo  6:31   No, actually, because I spoke to a psychic this week. And she said that in 2015 it's gonna be a really good time for me. So I think that it's like actually a good time for the submarines and for me, and so that's sort of why it's happening. So I'm really stoked about it. Yeah. Lewis Hobba  6:45   And are you an Aquarius? Concetta Caristo  6:48   Aquarius. I'm a Libra. So no, no, Unknown Speaker  6:53   not a water sign today. Concetta Caristo  6:55   Thank you so much. I lied. I'm sorry. I'm being such a politician right now. Sorry, Zoë Coombs Marr  7:03   Leo. I feel like I fe…
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Ologies with Alie Ward
Ologies with Alie Ward
Alie Ward
Cucurbitology (PUMPKINS) Encore with Anne Copeland
HERE IS SOME SAFE, COZY COMFORT: a platter of pumpkins. We have a new episode up this week: Desairology (MORTUARY MAKE-UP) but if that's toooo spooky: This 2019 Cucurbitology episode is an Ologies all-time favorite. Also? It helped launch sweet, sweet Anne Copeland’s book to the top of the seasonal cookbook charts last year.  “Pumpkin, Pumpkin!” is not only a thing to scream while passing a patch, but also the name of author and human delight Anne Copeland's gourd opus. Yes, she's so charmed by pumpkins that she dedicated a whole book to exploring their folklore, history, planting protocol, care, and cooking. On a lark, Alie stops by her house in the rural hamlet of Yucaipa, California to chat about everything from creation myths surrounding pumpkins to Anne's favorite recipes, how to make a pumpkin last longer on your porch, the secret medicinal properties of pipitas, why humans might need to go bananas on Halloween, how to propose via pumpkin, and the big flimflam Anne needs the world to know about the pumpkin origin story. Also: who is Jack and why does he have a lantern? Anne Copeland's book "Pumpkin, Pumpkin: Folklore, History, Planting Hints and Good Eating" is available via Amazon  And on Bookshop.org: https://bookshop.org/books/pumpkin-pumpkin-folklore-history-planting-hints-and-good-eating/9781719980982 A donation went to Shriners Hospitals for Children More links up at alieward.com/ologies/cucurbitology Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: www.Patreon.com/ologies OlogiesMerch.com has hats, masks, shirts, pins, totes and STIIIICKERS! Follow twitter.com/ologies or instagram.com/ologies Follow twitter.com/AlieWard or instagram.com/AlieWard Sound editing by Jarrett Sleeper of MindJam Media & Steven Ray Morris Theme song by Nick Thorburn   Support the show: http://Patreon.com/ologies See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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