Eyes For Ears
Eyes For Ears
Nov 20, 2020
Dissociated Vertical Deviations
Play • 21 min

This week we unravel the peculiarities of the strabismic problem of dissociated vertical deviations (DVD)

Armchair Explorer
Armchair Explorer
Aaron Millar
Signs of Life: a 53,000-mile Bike Ride Around the World with Doctor Stephen Fabes
Follow travel author and doctor Stephen Fabes on a six year, 53,000-mile journey from his home in London across Europe, Africa, The Americas, Australia and Asia. He will cross deserts, jungles and the highest mountain ranges in the world; he will face the freezing winds of a Mongolian winter and the stifling heat of an Indonesian summer. In Peru, he is held up at gunpoint; in Nepal, a deadly blizzard strikes; in Kenya, he dodges shifta bandits; in Portland, he joins a naked rave.  It's an incredible adventure. But it’s also more than that. It’s also a story about us. Stephen had a good job as an emergency room doctor, working at a prestigious hospital in London. His many years of training had just finished, his career was poised to take off. But he saw the years of his life unfolding before him, and though he was proud of what that life would be, it felt too predictable, too safe. So, he left. He cycled away from the hospital he worked at and didn’t return for six long years. He traded a comfortable city lifestyle for a $10 per day budget, wild camping by the side of the road. And guess what: he loved every minute of it.  But the more he travelled, the more the doctor in him began to resurface. He visited medical clinics, mental health facilities and refugee slums. He volunteered at some of the poorest, and most war-torn regions on the planet. And the more he did, the more he began to realise that health is more complex than simply what’s happening inside the body. It is part of an intricate web of social and political forces; it is influenced by everything from geography and climate to belief and economics. By seeing the world through the eyes of a doctor, he shows us humanity at its most cruel, but also its most compassionate. He shows us that we are inextricably bound together, that we affect each other no matter how different or distant we may seem. In the margins of the world, he finds our common humanity, our Signs of Life. *Highlights include:* ·      Cycle around six continents, a whirlwind journey through some of the planet’s harshest, most beautiful and awe-inspiring places. ·      Ride across the Alps in winter, dodge lions in Botswana, sleep out on the salt flats of Bolivia, cycle frozen lakes in Mongolia,  pedal through a war zone in Afghanistan and more ·      Visit some of the most vulnerable and marginalised communities on Earth, hear their stories of cruelty and compassion, desperation and hope ·      See the world through a doctor’s eyes,  learning about the broader forces at work that affect global healthcare, from politics to climate change. ·      Be inspired to break out of the mould and set off on your own big adventure, wherever that may be *Who’s the Guest?* Stephen Fabes is a medical doctor with a bad case of wanderlust and no sense of direction. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, the Telegraph, CNN and the BBC among others. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, an inspiring public speaker and a regular at live storytelling nights. He currently works in the Emergency Department at St Thomas’ Hospital in London. Signs of Life is his first book.  www.stephenfabes.com, @stephenfaves (Instagram), @drstephenfabes (twitter), @cyclingthe6 (Facebook) Thank you to The Great Courses Plus for sponsoring this episode. Go to www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/armchair to get a free one-month trial with access to unlimited streaming of thousands of videos and audio content taught by the world’s best professors. It’s like Netflix for your brain.  Find out more about the show  www.armchair-explorer.com,  @armchairexplorerpodcast
1 hr 13 min
Building Sustainability Podcast
Building Sustainability Podcast
Jeffrey Hart
Slow manufacturing for carbon capture - Full Grown - Alice & Gavin Munro - BS040
Today I'm talking with Alice and Gavin Munro from  Full Grown about their exceptional work growing complete chairs from trees.  So the normal procedure is to wait 50 years for a tree to grow, chop it down and begin cutting it into smaller and smaller parts. At some point the parts are small enough and you can now join them back together with glue to make a chair. Depending on the competency of the joinery and strength of the glue, your chair might last 50-100 years?  Alice and Gavin Munro have a different idea. Grow one tree that you train into the right shape to be a complete chair. Grafting the branches together to make solid joins that will last forever!  "Taking a radical stance on the way we produce our objects, Alice & Gavin Munro are at the cutting edge of an emerging art form, an art form that highlights an interesting way to be closer to art and nature and to create symbiotic abundance for both. Challenging the way we create products as well as how we see the items with which we surround ourselves, the Grown Furniture has an immediate tactile, visceral and organic appeal." Full Grown Building Sustainability Links * Ash Dieback * Ferdinand Ludwig - Buildings made from trees * Ferdinand Ludwig - Video * Biophilia is an innate affinity of life or living systems. The term was first used by Erich Fromm to describe a psychological orientation of being attracted to all that is alive and vital. * Horatio's Gardens * David Nash (Artist) * Kew Gardens * Cradle to Cradle * Dr Chris Cattle ( Grown Stools) Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/buildingsustainability)
1 hr 10 min
The Travel Diaries
The Travel Diaries
Holly Rubenstein
Wildlife Cameraman, Gavin Thurston - Long Haul
Today, I’m joined by multi BAFTA & Emmy-winning wildlife cameraman, Gavin Thurston. Over the last 37 years, Gavin has worked on some of the most famous nature documentaries ever made, like Planet Earth and Blue Planet, most often with his long time collaborator, Sir David Attenborough.  Gavin, ordinarily, spends most of the year travelling, and he’s covered every corner of the globe - its deserts, polar ice caps and deepest sea. He’s a fantastic raconteur, so this had to be a “long haul” feature length episode.  We talk about his incredibly close shave while filming gorillas in the Congo, what it’s like to be the very first person to see and film previously undiscovered new species of wildlife and film them, the terrifying time his submersible failed at 1000m deep below sea level, and what it’s like spending so much time working with the legend that is Sir David Attenborough. All that and much more coming up on The Travel Diaries.  Destination Recap: * Durdle Door, Dorset, England * Devon Coast, England * Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park, Republic of Congo * Hallo Bay, Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA * Sumatra, Indonesia * Costa Rica * Antarctica * Turkmenistan * England * Gavin’s book ‘Journeys in the Wild - The Secret Life of a Cameraman’ is out now. You can follow him on Instagram @thegavinthurston.  Thank you to The Nautilus Maldives, your luxury bohemian hideaway in the Maldives, for their support today. A highly personalised, immensely private ultra-luxury island resort with just 26 beach and ocean houses and residences, where every experience is tailored to you. Where nothing is fixed and anything is possible. Where you are free to set your own beat; free to do – and to be – as you please. You can find out more about The Nautilus Maldives here. If you’re enjoying the podcast, then it would wonderful if you could leave a rating or a review - it really makes a big difference because it helps other people to discover the podcast.  To hear future episodes as soon as they are released just search for The Travel Diaries on your podcast app of choice, and hit subscribe.  To find out who’s joining me on next week’s episode, come and follow me on Instagram, I’m @hollyrubenstein - I’d love to hear from you.  If you can’t wait until then, there’s always the first three seasons to catch up on, from Michael Palin to Rick Stein, and Poppy Delevingne to Raymond Blanc.  Thank you so much for listening, and I’ll be back next week.  Today’s episode was recorded during the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown. It was produced by Holly Rubenstein.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
1 hr 2 min
The Earth Locker
The Earth Locker
Tom Hopper, Byron Knight, Robert Sheehan
“Hunter & Gather” with Amy Moring and Jeff Webster
Tired of traditional diets full of high carbs, fats, and sugars? Are you looking for more transparency around the foods you consume, or a company that puts optimal health first and foremost? Then listen up Earthlings because this week we are chatting with Amy Moring and Jeff Webster, Co-Founders of Hunter & Gather, a company that focuses on creating honest foods that are free of health-compromising sugars, havoc-wreaking grains and inflammatory, poor quality fats. Join us as we chat with Amy and Jeff about their shared dream to revolutionize the food industry and their belief that optimal health begins with eating real food. We also discuss the dangers that lurk in commonplace food ingredients, the many different forms and uses of collagen, and the importance of being an informed consumer. About Hunter & Gather: Founded in 2017 by British Couple, Amy Moring (lifelong Coeliac) and Jeff Webster (self declared experimenter), Hunter & Gather are on a mission to provide you the tools you need to thrive. By creating healthy, nutrient dense products, recipes, articles and content for you to enjoy. Hunter & Gather actively champions honest, tasty and nutrient dense food and supplements that are free from refined sugars, grains and inflammatory oils - such as seed or vegetable oils. Whether you follow a Paleo, Keto, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Banting, Sugar Free, Dairy Free lifestyle or you just simply love great tasting food that is made with real food ingredients - Hunter & Gather is for you! Find out more about Hunter & Gather: * Linktree: https://linktr.ee/hunterandgatheruk * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hunterandgatheruk/ * Twitter: https://twitter.com/huntergatheruk?lang=en * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/theprimalrevolution%E2%84%A2/ * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hunterandgatheruk/?hl=en For Further Exploration: * What is a Ketogenic Diet?: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/ketogenic-diet-101 * What is a Paleo Diet?: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/paleo-diet/art-20111182 * Everything you need to know about marine vs. bovine collagen: https://hunterandgatherfoods.com/blogs/real-food-lifestyle/everything-you-need-to-know-about-marine-vs-bovine-collagen Rams (movie): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3296658/ --- Produced by Byron Knight Camera by Christoph Ashok Edited by Pat Bell https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6271907/ & the multi talented Storm Stewart https://www.instagram.com/stormyjazzy/?hl=en Podcast Assistance provided by Amanda Taylor Art & Design by Martina Mounier ___ Disclaimer: The information provided by The Earth Locker (“we,” “us” or “our”) on The Earth Locker Podcast and our mobile application is for general informational purposes only. All information on the Podcast and our mobile application is provided in good faith, however we make no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability or completeness of any information on the Podcast or our mobile application. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE SHALL WE HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF THE INFORMATION IN OUR PODCAST OR OUR MOBILE APPLICATION OR RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITE AND OUR MOBILE APPLICATION. YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND OUR MOBILE APPLICATION AND YOUR RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION ON THE SITE AND OUR MOBILE APPLICATION IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. EXTERNAL LINKS DISCLAIMER The Site and our mobile application may contain (or you may be sent through the Site or our mobile application) links to other websites or content belonging to or originating from third parties or links to websites and features in banners or other advertising. Such external links are not investigated, monitored, or checked for accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability or completeness by us. WE DO NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OFFERED BY THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES LINKED THROUGH THE SITE OR ANY WEBSITE OR FEATURE LINKED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING. WE WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. PROFESSIONAL DISCLAIMER This Podcast cannot and does not contain medical/health advice. The medical/health information is provided for general informational and educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. Accordingly, before taking any actions based upon such information, we encourage you to consult with the appropriate professionals. We do not provide any kind of medical/health advice. THE USE OR RELIANCE OF ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS SITE OR OUR MOBILE APPLICATION IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. All content is solely owned and copyrights by The Earth Locker
1 hr 35 min
Tough Girl Podcast
Tough Girl Podcast
Sarah Williams
Lauren Woodwiss - Setting the WR for the fastest female pair to row the Atlantic Ocean & 8 weeks later coming 4th female in the Marathon des Sables!
In 2019, Lauren Woodwiss, alongside her friend Jemma Rix, set the World Record for the fastest female pair to row across the Atlantic Ocean. 8 weeks after stepping on to dry land, she then went on to finish 4th female at the infamous Marathon des Sables.   Currently living on the island of Borneo, she's also recently set up Frontier Sapiens; a UK-based film and live events company celebrating human spirit and the untold stories of inspirational people from around the globe.   Although her real passion lies in mountain running and mountain sports, Lauren discusses what led to her rowing across the Atlantic Ocean with zero rowing experience, and how the crossing encouraged her to set-up Frontier Sapiens.     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 * Who is Lauren and what she does * What her childhood was like * Getting into the mountains  * How the mountain running evolved  * Doing the Mount Blanc Marathon in 2014 * Wanting to row across the Atlantic Ocean…. * 18 months to plan and prepare for the row * The steps that needed to be taken * Figuring it out as they went * Not thinking big picture * Splitting the responsibility  * Both working full time while preparing for the row * Paying for the race and figuring out funding * Taking out a loan on the boat * Sticking to a tight budget * Saving money on food * Dehydrating their own food - https://activeatfoods.com  * Comparing progress with other teams * Handling the stress and pressure before the row * The reasons for doing the row * FOMO * The strategy for the race * What do you want to achieve * Having 3 goals…. * Building up rowing endurance * Making yourself strong and stopping injury * Chafing and salt blisters * The magical moments on the row across the Atlantic  * Then mental side of the race * "You before me” * Reaching the finish line and feeling overwhelmed * Beating the record by 1hr 7 mins… * Being signed up for the Marathon des Sables while on the row * Making the transition from rower to runner * Not training massive miles * Having the attitude of ‘what will be, will be’ * Running with her husband * Dealing with injury  * Running MDS again * Starting Frontier Sapiens  * Connect with Lauren online  * Final words of advice to motivate and inspire you   Social Media   Instagram @laurenwoodwiss    Frontier Sapiens - Celebrating stories of human spirit through film & live events    Website - www.frontiersapiens.com    Facebook - @frontiersapiens    Instagram - @frontiersapiens    Jemma  - Activeatfoods
59 min
New Books in Islamic Studies
New Books in Islamic Studies
Marshall Poe
Michael Christo Low, "Imperial Mecca: Ottoman Arabia and the Indian Ocean Hajj" (Columbia UP, 2020)
With the advent of the steamship, repeated outbreaks of cholera marked oceanic pilgrimages to Mecca as a dangerous form of travel and a vehicle for the globalization of epidemic diseases. European, especially British Indian, officials also feared that lengthy sojourns in Arabia might expose their Muslim subjects to radicalizing influences from anticolonial dissidents and pan-Islamic activists. European colonial empires’ newfound ability to set the terms of hajj travel not only affected the lives of millions of pilgrims but also dramatically challenged the Ottoman Empire, the world’s only remaining Muslim imperial power.  Michael Christopher Low analyzes the late Ottoman hajj and Hijaz region as transimperial spaces, reshaped by the competing forces of Istanbul’s project of frontier modernization and the extraterritorial reach of British India’s steamship empire in the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea. Imperial Mecca: Ottoman Arabia and the Indian Ocean Hajj (Columbia UP, 2020) recasts Ottoman Arabia as a distant, unstable semiautonomous frontier that Istanbul struggled to modernize and defend against the onslaught of colonial steamship mobility. As it turned out, steamships carried not just pilgrims, passports, and microbes, but the specter of legal imperialism and colonial intervention. Over the course of roughly a half-century from the 1850s through World War I, British India’s fear of the hajj as a vector of anticolonial subversion gradually gave way to an increasingly sophisticated administrative, legal, and medical protectorate over the steamship hajj, threatening to eclipse the Ottoman state and Caliphate’s prized legitimizing claim as protector of Islam’s most holy places. Drawing on a wide range of Ottoman and British archival sources, this book sheds new light on the transimperial and global histories traversed along the pilgrimage to Mecca within the Indian Ocean World. Dr. Michael Christopher Low’s primary research interests include the late Ottoman Empire, the Arabian Peninsula, the Indian Ocean World, and Environmental History. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2015 and is currently an Assistant Professor of History at Iowa State University. Low also serves as the Coordinator for Iowa State University’s Indian Ocean World partnership and PhD fellowship with McGill University’s Indian Ocean World Centre. Low is a co-editor (with Lâle Can, Kent Schull, and Robert Zens) of The Subjects of Ottoman International Law (Indiana University Press, 2020). Ahmed Yaqoub AlMaazmi is a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University. His research focuses on the intersection of law and the environment across the Western Indian Ocean. He can be reached by email at almaazmi@princeton.edu or on Twitter @Ahmed_Yaqoub. Listeners’ feedback, questions, and book suggestions are most welcome. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1 hr 31 min
Bolton Ebikes - The Podcast
Bolton Ebikes - The Podcast
Kyle Chittock
The UBCO 2x2 | EP 54
Hey Everybody! Welcome back! It is the Bolton Ebikes Podcast. Once again, I am Kyle Chittock the owner of Bolton Ebikes and this is a podcast all about everything electric bikes. And if you've been listening for a while, you've heard me tease something in a few episodes here and there. Something about the UBCO 2x2. If you don't know what that is, don't worry. I'm going to tell you all about it in this episode. It's time for something new and very different at Bolton Ebikes. In today’s episode you’ll learn more about: * What is the UBCO 2x2? * What do you mean it doesn’t have pedals? * Where can I take the UBCO 2x2? * How is this different from a motorcycle? * How does it compare to an ebike? * Is this just for off-road use? * Is a license required? * Details on the brakes, suspension, maintenance, and more. We will have that available on our site soon. And we'll have one here available for a test ride. So it's going to be awesome. It’s going to be a lot of fun and another new and exciting chapter for Bolton Ebikes. And if you are not already on my email list, make sure you go get on that right now. You can go to Boltonebikes.com And right now we've got along the top of the webpage, a little bar, a pop-up, whatever you want to call it. It's very small and unobtrusive. But it just says, Sign Up! That's where you can get on our email list and you can learn more about new things like this that are coming out. And of course, just stick around on the podcast. If you haven't left me a review, I do appreciate those. So please, please, wherever you are listening, leave a review, iTunes, your favorite podcasting app, whatever it is. I do appreciate those. I try to read those on a regular basis and thank you to all of those that have already. This is The Bolton EBikes Podcast! See you next week! Links from Bolton Ebikes Sign up for Podcast Episode Notifications: www.ebikepodcast.com Subscribe to The Bolton Ebikes YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/boltonebikes?sub_confirmation=1 Find your perfect Bolton Ebike: https://www.boltonebikes.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/boltonebikes Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/868947773245145/ Want to be on The Bolton Ebikes Podcast? Or maybe you know someone who does? Submit the contact information and stories about those ebike adventures to the team at info@boltonebikes.com and let us know you want to be on the show!
29 min
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