31: I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream!
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Join Heston as he shares all his ideas, memories and insights into the wonderful world of ice cream.  From the Viennetta factory to Harrods ice cream parlour, Victorian ices to the latest in nitrogen ice cream making, come on a journey to the centre of ice cream.  
Tough Girl Podcast
Tough Girl Podcast
Sarah Williams
Helen Mort - Poet & Author - ‘Never Leave The Dog Behind’ who explores the relationship between people, dogs and the great outdoors.
Helen Mort has published two poetry collections with Chatto & Windus, ‘Division Street’ (2013) and ‘No Map Could Show Them’ (2015).    She won the Fenton Aldeburgh Prize for best first collection. Her novel ‘Black Car Burning’ was published in 2019.    She teaches creative writing at Manchester Metropolitan University and she is also the author of ‘Lake District Trail Running’ (Vertebrate).    Her new book is ‘Never Leave The Dog Behind’. Inspired by the story of Missy, a German Shepherd who was abandoned by two hikers in the Canadian Rockies, the book explores the relationship between people, dogs and the great outdoors, comprising interviews with dog owners and experiences with a variety of dogs as well as Helen's own observations as a runner and pet owner herself. This is a book for anyone who loves dogs or has ever been dogged by loneliness and found solace in animals and landscapes.    Helen in her own words:   “I’m a mum to a toddler, a step parent, a trail runner, climber and all round outdoor enthusiast. I love the Peak District and get out whenever I can. I grew up in Chesterfield. I love dogs, books, dancing and real ale.”   New episodes of the Tough Girl Podcast go live every Tuesday and Thursday at 7am UK time - Make sure you hit the subscribe button so you don’t miss out.    The Tough Girl Podcast is sponsorship and ad free thanks to the monthly financial support of patrons. To find out more about supporting your favourite podcast and becoming a patron please check out www.patreon.com/toughgirlpodcast.   Show notes * Getting into fell running as a teenager * Spending a lot of time in her own company * Not looking like a runner * Having a lot of stamina at a young age * Doing the beep test at school * Dealing with a foot injury and having a break from running * Exploring different types of running * Running for the experience of running * Getting into climbing in Derbyshire  * What does adventure mean to Helen and how it’s changed over the years * Sharing adventure with someone else * Her dreams as a little girl * Always been a writer and getting interested in poetry  * Connecting with other writers and poets * Being able to make a living as a writer * Becoming a poet in residence  * Book - Waymaking - An anthology of women’s adventure writing, poetry and art.  * Heather Dawe - Adventures in Mind  * Telling stories from a female point of view * Book - Never Leave the Dog Behind  * The personal narrative behind the book and being scared of dogs  * Getting over her fear of dogs * How her relationship with the mountains changed after getting a dog * Exploring the relationship between people and dogs in the mountains in a non fiction book * #NeverLeaveTheDogBehind * What does it mean if you invite the black dog into your home * Having a reason to get out everyday  * Dealing with challenging moments * Being present in the moment * What a perfect day in the mountains looks like * Getting back into the mountains with a toddler * Setting more manageable fitness challenges * Motherhood and mental health challenges * Getting back to fitness after having a baby * Knowing that running clubs are not the right choice for her * Running as and when * Managing during Covid  * Book - Trail Running Guide   * Final words of advice to spending more time outdoors      Social Media   Website - www.helenmort.com   Twitter @HelenMort
48 min
Talk Art
Talk Art
Russell Tovey and Robert Diament
Alan Cumming OBE & Christopher Sweeney - Talk Art x Homo Sapiens Podcast Crossover (Part 1)
PODCAST CROSSOVER!!! Talk Art and Homo Sapiens UNITE!!! A celebration of LGBTQI+ History Month 2021! Dear Listeners, something different and EXCLUSIVE for you. We have done a really fun collaboration with the brilliant podcast @HomoSapiens  hosted by legendary actor @AlanCummingSnaps and TV/film director @ChrisSweeney. We’ve created a mash up episode! In this intimate 1 1/2 hour conversation, we discuss the art that inspired us in our teenage years, the story of Alan’s friendship with Madonna, art made during the 1980s AIDS epidemic and the giants of Queer Art like #DavidHockney, #AndyWarhol, #RobertMapplethorpe and #TomOfFinland plus we get all the intel on the next generation of trailblazing Queer artists like #CatherineOpie and #KehindeWiley. Plus, how does a Naan bread fit into #AlanCumming’s art collection??? THANK YOU ALAN & CHRIS! WE LOVE YOU!! The episode is split between our two feeds. So catch part 1 on Talk Art’s Podcast feed, and part 2 on the Homo Sapiens' Podcast feed. #TalkArtPodcast #HomoSapiensPodcast #LGBTQ #art #queerart LINK TO PART 2 at HOMO SAPIENS: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/homo-sapiens/id1257514825 and https://linktr.ee/HomoSapiensPodcast For images of all artworks discussed in this episode visit @TalkArt. Talk Art theme music by Jack Northover @JackNorthoverMusic courtesy of HowlTown.com We've just joined Twitter too @TalkArt. If you've enjoyed this episode PLEASE leave us your feedback and maybe 5 stars if we're worthy in the Apple Podcast store. For all requests, please email talkart@independenttalent.com   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
44 min
Wine for Normal People
Wine for Normal People
Wine for Normal People
Ep 363: The Personal Side of Loire with Serge Dore Importer
Serge Doré, importer of French wine (and American via Quebec…he’s a man of many identities and a worldliness we can only aspire to!) and popular podcast regular, joins us to talk about the Loire Valley. Serge has been visiting the Loire since 1985 and has seen its evolution over the decades. He joins to give us the world of Loire from his perspective, humanize it with stories of producers he imports and some he has just met, and tell us what we can expect from this sometime confusing but wonderfully beautiful and diverse French wine region (for those of you interested in tariffs and how they are affecting business, the last 5 minutes of the pod is also devoted to that topic!). Here are the notes: * Serge takes us through the main Loire regions. We being in Muscadet/the Pay Nantais. We discuss how far the wine has come in the last 20 years, and what good quality it is now. Serge says it reminds him of a ripe honeydew melon, so the grape name is fitting (the grape is called Melon de Bourgogne). He mentions Domaine Bouchaud whose wines he imports. I mention Domaine Louvetrie as an example of a very rocky, flinty Muscadet. * We talk about Anjou and the lovely Chenin Blanc here. We focus first on Savennières, and then discuss the sweet wines of Quarts de Chaume, Coteaux de Layon, and others in the area. Serge talks about his early experiences with these stunning, yet rare wines. * We take a side trip to Sancerre. Serge confirms my hypothesis that Sancerre can sell all day long, but that Pouilly-Fumé has no takers! I mention the great Didier Dageneau and his Silex wine. * We discuss the marketing issue for Loire – namely that they don’t know how to do it! I fell that Anjou blanc and rouge, as well as Saumur blanc and rouge are generally generic and don’t taste great. Serge explains that most growers sell to negociants and co-ops who make seas of blah wines that aren’t from specific areas. The result: Rouge and Blanc from these parts are hard to pin down from a style perspective. * Serge loves Saumur- Champigny – a Cabernet Franc that is light, fruity, lower in alcohol but has great earthy notes. Thierry Germain is the master and is imported by Kermit Lynch. I say I have found it to be hit or miss. Serge reminds me: it’s all about producer. * Serge talks about why Touraine is the upcoming region of France and has been for a few years. He cites climate change as making a big difference for the ripeness levels and flavors for Touraine. 2015 was the big shift in the wines. We mention my new favorite Chinon and St. Nicholas de Bourgueil: Pascal et Alain Lourieux (available on Wine Access). Serge tells us stories about how absolutely focused these brothers are on the vineyard to get the results they do. The story is funny and amazing. * Ahhh, Vouvray! It’s a frustrating topic. Serge tells us about how hard it is to sell because of its many styles and we return to one of the themes of the Loire: superb wines, no marketing savvy. The wine of Serge’s that I love is Domaine Bourillon Dorléans “La Coulee d’Argent”. It had some age (which I think Vouvray really needs) and was very flinty, with lemon curd and vanilla notes – tasty! Serge tells us stories of Fred Bourillon, his family and his wine. We briefly discuss the top dog of Vouvray, Domain Huet who makes outstanding, consistent Vouvray. Source: jamesonf- https://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesonfink/5147142662/ Vouvray AOC moelleux Domaine Huet 1985 * Serge tells us about the terroir of Sancerre and the three soil types that make it stunning: * Les Caillottes * Flint/Silex * Terre Blanche – Clay * We discuss the importance of climate and how the two different climates, which switch off at Amboise from maritime influenced to continental, divide the Loire. Slope, breezes, river effects – all the dorkiness is in this section of the conversation. * Serge and I muse about how natural wine may be a bit overhyped by the media where the Loire is concerned. Low intervention/traditional winemaking is the order of the day with the reds and Chenin however, Serge doesn’t hear producers talk about it. * Finally, we discuss the issues around tariffs and why they are so destructive for the wine industry in the US. I love Serge,having him on is such a pleasure. Check out his site to see his selection of wines. ___________________________________________________________ Thanks to our sponsors: Wine Access Visit: www.wineaccess.com/normal and for a limited time get $20 off your first order of $50 or more! Wine Access is a web site that has exclusive wines that overdeliver for the price (of which they have a range). * They offer top quality wines by selecting diverse, interesting, quality bottles you may not have access to at local shops. * Wine Access provides extensive tasting notes, stories about the wine and a really cool bottle hanger with pairings, flavor profile, and serving temps. * Wines are warehoused in perfect conditions and shipped in temperature safe packs. Satisfaction is guaranteed! Check it out today! www.wineaccess.com/normal Thanks to YOU! The podcast supporters on Patreon, who are helping us to make the podcast possible and who we give goodies in return for their help! Check it out today: https://www.patreon.com/winefornormalpeople
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