Popcorn & Postmortem Predation
13 min

 In this audio preview of her new book Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, Caitlin is sharing whether swallowing popcorn before you die will indeed make your cremation epic (spoiler: no) and whether your sweet cat or dog will indeed eat your eyeballs (spoiler: yes). The book will be out in print and audiobook on September 10th in the US, September 19th in the UK. Thanks deathlings!  www.caitlindoughty.com

The Bake Down - Bake Off Reviewed
The Bake Down - Bake Off Reviewed
Bake With A Legend
Another Winner Bakes It All
Well, what can you say! Ten fantastic episodes, 30 tremendous bakes, 12 contestants whittled down to three for this weeks final and one crowned the Bake Off Champion. I hope you’ve enjoyed watching this series as much as we’ve enjoyed making this podcast for you to listen to. We'll have one more episode next week which will be a recording from our live webinar this Saturday. Joining Jane, Howard and Josh this week was former finalist Ian Cumming to reflect on a final we all struggled to call right until the end. Whilst we are sad the series is coming to an end, we’re going to be celebrating with a special online event this Saturday, 28th November and we hope you'll join us. Dan Beasley Harling will be leading a free webinar teaching you how to make the perfect scone with chantilly cream, so you can bake along with us for around an hour at 7.30pm to give you a little flavour of what a class with us entails and then at 8.45pm, Dan will be joined by Howard and Jane where we’ll all reflect on the 2020 Series of Bake Off and we'll take your questions. You do have to register if you want to attend that but it's absolutely free - click here to sign up if you’d like to attend. We are having great fun hosting online baking classes for fans from all around the world and more classes have gone up on sale every week. Whether you'd like to learn how to make a Christmas Pastry Tree with Jane or a Luxury Banoffee Pie with Howard, you can check out our latest online baking classes on our website. Classes tend to start at 5pm or 8pm UK time on Saturday and Sunday to accommodate bakers from around the world, in particular our many friends from the USA. They're great fun and if you use the code PODCAST at checkout you'll get 10% off. Also, perhaps you're missing your work colleagues or friends and thinking about how you can have a fun activity during these difficult times and a private online event with us is the perfect answer and we're looking forward to hosting plenty of Virtual Christmas Parties! Head over to our website learn more about our virtual events. *** If you enjoyed this podcast please do leave us a review, it'll help ensure more Bake Off fans find us and would be a huge motivation for to keep making these podcasts for you. Please note we're not affiliated to the show itself or Love Productions, but we're huge fans of their work.*** This podcast is part of the Stripped Media podcast network. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
49 min
Bloom and Grow Radio
Bloom and Grow Radio
Maria Failla- Plant Lady and Host of Bloom and Grow Radio
How to Use Plants to Create Restorative Environments, #108
I recently took Intro to Horticultural Therapy at NYBG and Anne Meore, my teacher, joins me today to discuss the biggest lessons learned in class, review some studies we learned about on the science behind the plant/people connection and to discuss the concept and use of restorative spaces. As I “bloom and grow” as a plant parent and a business I am becoming more curious about the science behind the plant/person connection. The more I learn and read about plants as restorative instruments for human body and spirit, I’m realizing plants not only make people happy, but can help us heal faster and restore our brains to their natural state. We have never needed these tools MORE, especially after this year which has kept us all inside and glued to screens. Everyone can create a restorative environment in their own home, so Anne walks us through the components of a restorative space and then we brainstorm some awesome ways to create a restorative space even in our limited indoor environments. I wanted to thank NYBG for letting me take Intro to Hort Therapy with Anne, our guest today. If you are NY based, NYBG is open and magical during the winter. Discover the peaceful winter beauty across NYBG’s 250 acre landscape, from the winding trails of their old-growth forest to their arboretum collections of historic trees and ornamental conifers and get cozy in their conservatory with every tropical plant you could imagine. It’s a really spirit lifter and restorative space for me, especially in the winter. Plus, the Holiday Train Show returns this year for Members only and is on view through January 31. In this episode we learn: * Why Anne became a Horticultural Therapist * How 2020 has caused Maria and Anne to re-evaluate their priorities and plants have been instrumental * Using plants to cope with the trauma of Covid * Directed vs Involuntary attention * Directed attention and mental fatigue * What is mental fatigue and how does it negatively impact us * 4 Key Components of a restorative space: Being Away, Fascination, Extent and Compatibility, and what they mean * How simple views of nature can help: Views from a Window and Views to Nature: Effects on Attention * Attention Restoration Theory * How to create a restorative environment indoors Mentioned in our conversation: Books Biophilia The Nature Fix Forest Bathing Studies The Restorative Benefits of Nature: Toward an Integrative Framework, Kaplan Restorative Effects of Natural Environment Experiences: Hartig, Man, Evans A Walk in the Woods, Anna Lena Phillips View from a Window, Ulrich Healthy nature healthy people: 'contact with nature' as an upstream health promotion intervention for populations, Maller, Townsend, Pryor, Brown, Leger Views to Nature: Effects on Attention, Tennessen and Cimprich 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design Thank you to our episode sponsor: Modern Sprout: Modern Sprout is connecting people and plants with their fabulous lines of grow lights, hydroponic planters and all sorts of plant accessories that empower people to cultivate their own indoor oasis, whether you live in a studio apartment or a sprawling farmhouse, with simple, stylish and sustainable green-thumb solutions for every home. For 15% off your order, visit modernsprout.com and use code 15bloom at checkout! quotes: 12:35 - rhythm covid can't change Follow Anne and NYBG Anne's company: Planthropy NYBG Main Website NYBG Course Website NYBG Horticultural Therapy Program Follow Maria and Bloom and Grow Radio: Take the Bloom and Grow Plant Parent Personality Quiz (Get the perfect plants, projects and educational resources for YOUR Lifestyle) Support Bloom and Grow Radio by becoming a Plant Friend on Patreon! Instagram and Facebook: @BloomandGrowRadio Tiktok: @bloomandgrowradio Subscribe to the Bloom and Grow Youtube Show! /Bloomandgrowradio Website: www.bloomandgrowradio.com Join the (free) Garden Club: www.bloomandgrowradio.com/garden-club
57 min
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