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Wed 21st June 2017  

1 - Andy, by Hamish - he's up against Buddy Franklin
2 - Shark Chat - Michael Phelps plus Shark Tank
3 - International Phrase Book - Having your cake & eating it too edition
4 - Andy needs a very specific greeting card
5 - Yesterday's Incredible Drop coped some heat online overnight
6 - Hamish's satisfying, but unfunny fact
7 - Hamish checks out

Wed 21st Jun 2017  

1 - Andy, by Hamish - he's up against Buddy Franklin 

2 - Shark Chat - Michael Phelps plus Shark Tank 

3 - International Phrase Book - Having your cake & eating it too edition 

4 - Andy needs a very specific greeting card

5 - Yesterday's Incredible Drop coped some heat online overnight

6 - Hamish's satisfying, but unfunny fact

7 - Hamish checks out

Elizabeth Bear | The Heart’s Filthy Lesson  

The sun burned through the clouds around noon on the long Cytherean day, and Dharthi happened to be awake and in a position to see it. She was alone in the highlands of Ishtar Terra on a research trip, five sleeps out from Butler base camp, and---despite the nagging desire to keep traveling---had decided to take a rest break for an hour or two. Noon at this latitude was close enough to the one hundredth solar dieiversary of her birth that she’d broken out her little hoard of shelf-stable cake to celebrate. | Copyright 2015 by Elizabeth Bear. Originally published in OLD VENUS, edited by Gardner Dozois and George R. R. Martin. Reprinted by permission of the author. Narrated by Gabrielle de Cuir.

Episode 375 Interview with Julie Cox  

To put the icing on the Capricious cake, I'm presenting an interview with the author, Julie Cox.  Afterwards, we have some Capricious-related audio feedback.

Kill A Chicken To Scare The Monkey  

Tales from Thailand, Morocco, Myanmar, Kenya and the US-Mexico border. Kate Adie introduces correspondents’ stories. In a Chang Mai prison, Jonathan Head meets a woman facing more than a decade in jail, convicted of insulting the monarchy and sentenced under Thailand’s lèse majesté laws. Colin Freeman wonders whether change might be coming to Morocco as protests spread across the country – the largest since 2011, the era of the Arab Spring. Jonah Fisher looks back on his three and a half years in Myanmar and wonders how he went from eating cake with Aung San Suu Kyi in her home, to shouting questions at her at public rallies. Harriet Constable joins the roller-blading cool kids of Nairobi and finds a welcome distraction from warnings of violence ahead of Kenya’s upcoming general election. And on the US/Mexico border, Victoria Gill goes in search of the Sonoran Pronghorn as researchers try to assess what impact President Trump's plan for an "impassable barrier" might have on wildlife.

La recette du cake au paraben  

durée : 00:02:43 - L'humour d'Inter - Pour faire des produits cosmétiques...préparez vos toxiques !

La recette du cake au paraben  

durée : 00:02:43 - Le billet d'Audrey Vernon - Pour faire des produits cosmétiques...préparez vos toxiques !

Australian Cousins - Episode 433 - The Knitmore Girls  

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

  No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com   Want to hear all the latest and greatest about Black Trillium Fibres?  Subscribe to our mailing list to get the first word on Limited Edition Gradients, sales, color restocks and exclusive designer collaborations.  We’ll keep you up-to-date on new patterns and what shows we attend so you can see us in person!  Knitmore listeners always get 10% off with coupon code “Knitmore”.     Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place. Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor. Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.          

 


Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles.To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.   Love gradients? Everyone at Knitcircus loves them so much we keep creating new colors! Choose long-striping gradients for shawls and Gradient Matching Socks Sets for perfectly paired socks. The luxury hand-dyes come in sizes from 50g to 300g, so you’ll always have just the right amount for your project.  Every cake is made with one continuous yarn; no knots or ends to weave in; just cast on and go. All Knitcircus yarns are dyed with love in Wisconsin by women who love to knit.
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On the Needles:(0:37)

Gigi has finished the Sidewalk sweater. The Three needle bind-off was tricky.

 

Jasmin has finished the knitting on the Lionheart sweater for Rex out of Abstract Fiber Calder in “Diversity” and “Saffron”. Jasmin likes the OXO sweater dryers.

 

Gigi kitchenered the  Bias Cowl out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company.  She wound yarn for two more, one out of Oink Pigments in Wine Knot Cabernet Sauvignon the other one is a black from A Hundred Ravens.  The oil slick beads did not work.

 

Jasmin talks about Lucy Neatby's video and the Australian cousins. Lucy Neatby's website

 

Jasmin has made a Iittle progress on the Jeweled Cowl by knittimo out of Buffalo Wool Company's Sexy yarn in their "Happy Little Trees" PBS benefit colorway in conjunction with Pawley studio, who did a mug to go with it.

 

Gigi is working on another preemie hat. She heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast, and has started her third one one.

 

Jasmin has made some progress on the body of the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague in Twisted Owl “Eye Searing Pink”.

 

She wants to finish the Harvest pullover from a previous SPAKAL.

 

Gigi is thinking of finishing something out of her UFO bin, before she casts on another garment.

 

Jasmin is redoing the edging and needs to  do the grosgrain ribbon and buttons on the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”.

 

Jasmin has put up the interview with Jill Draper, and the interview with Carson Demers will go live this week.

 

Gigi has finished the instant coffee socks by C.C. Almon, and she cast on another pair of socks out of Regia for socks with a high instep. And another one.

 

Gigi knitted another square for the Vivid blanket out of Tess Designer Yarns.

 

Gigi knitted  some more on the Beastkeeper shawl  with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio. She is on the last wide stripe

 

Jasmin will link to the Knit Girlll's episode where the girls talk about Stash Dash.

 

Events:(26:06)

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017.

 

Mother Knows Best:(27:16)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about knitting with a newborn. Jasmin liked the Boppy

 

When Knitting Attacks:(34:41)

Unpicking edging on the Sideways Dude cardigan. Jasmin mentions the One Bad Mother podcast

 

Review:(43:21)

This week we review On The Loom, by Maryanne Moodie

 

Purloined:(48:44)

What are you reading?, The Knit Girllls

Jasmin mentions Diana Gabaldon, and the The Circle of Ceredwen, and Positive Discipline

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(53:51)

Week 4: Check your tools

 

Ply magazine is digital now!

We had a little spinning class. Gigi tried to teach Park and Draft.

 

Join Team Sasquatch.

 

 

 
The scent of apple cake by Marge Piercy | Thursday, June 15, 2017 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor  

My mother cooked as drudgery the same fifteen dishes round and round like a donkey bound to a millstone grinding dust. My mother baked as a dance, the flour falling from the sifter in a rain of fine white pollen. The sugar was sweet snow. The dough beneath her palms was the warm flesh of... Read more »

Jeff Sessions Testimony, Raqqa Citizens, Kevin Durant's Mom, Italy Olive Trees, Troll Cake and more  

Attorney General knowledge. There are no major bombshells in Jeff Sessions' testimony before a Senate committee, but tension continues to simmer -- because of the answers he gave, and the answers he didn't.

Oz Clarke  

The Rev. Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir are joined by the wine writer and broadcaster Oz Clarke; TV presenter and author of "The Grief Survival Guide" Jeff Brazier; former England cricketer and Director of Surrey Women's Cricket Ebony Rainsford-Brent and mathematician Dr Hannah Fry. Plus Bron Campbell and Holly Ford who opened a cake shop in a phone box. And garden designer Dan Pearson shares his Inheritance Tracks. Oz and Armonico Drink to Music at Harrogate Festival (1 July), Buxton Festival (10 July) and Lichfield Festival (11 July). The Grief Survival Guide: How to Navigate Loss and All That Comes With It by Jeff Brazier is out now. Dr Hannah Fry and Ant Anstead present 'Britain's Greatest Invention' on BBC Two, 15 June. Producer: Tim Allen. Editor: Eleanor Garland.

#1786: No Spoilers  

Today, we address the magic of disappointment. Plus, a new spoilers policy, the calorie police, a Cake & Cookies edict… and a special birthday.

The post #1786: No Spoilers appeared first on The Mike O'Meara Show.

Bald Patches - Episode 432 - The Knitmore Girls  

This week's episode is sponsored by:

Those of you familiar with Akerworks™ products may already know Akerworks™ bobbins were designed by an engineer and an architect to make spinning enjoyable and relaxing. You also may know that you can choose among twenty colors and six styles for the 3D-printed whorls—or that the bobbins break down for easy travel and storage. But… did you know that Akerworks™ bobbins hold more fiber, for most styles, than the related manufacturer’s bobbin? Akerworks™: We like making things.
No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com Want to hear all the latest and greatest about Black Trillium Fibres?  Subscribe to our mailing list to get the first word on Limited Edition Gradients, sales, color restocks and exclusive designer collaborations.  We’ll keep you up-to-date on new patterns and what shows we attend so you can see us in person!  Knitmore listeners always get 10% off with coupon code “Knitmore”.
  Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place. Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor. Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.
     

 


Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles.To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop. Inspired yarn in sweet, soft and thoroughly grown-up pastels from Little Skein in the Big Wool. We are thrilled to introduce our new House Blend yarn, with a palette of perfect-pairing greys, and soft, sweet colors inspired by our favorite stories. You can see our current colors at littleskein.com, and try our yarn in our every-other-month subscription box.

 

On the Needles:(0:33)

 Jasmin is working on the hood on the Lionheart sweater for Rex out of Abstract Fiber Calder in “Diversity” and “Saffron”.

 

Gigi is working on the collar of the Sidewalk sweater. The hem is done and bound off! And the neckline is half picked up.

 

Jasmin cast on the Jeweled Cowl by knittimo out of Buffalo Wool Company's Sexy yarn in their "Happy Little Trees" PBS benefit colorway in conjunction with Pawley studio, who did a mug to go with it.

 

Jasmin will link to the Knit Girlll's episode where the girls talk about Stash Dash.

 

Gigi wound yarn for another Bias Cowl out of yarn since she finished the cowl out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company.  It is perfect for watching tv,  and nap time. She wound yarn for two more, one out of Oink Pigment in Wine Knot Cabernet Sauvignon (?) the other one is a black from A Hundred Ravens.

 

Jasmin has made some progress on the body of the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague in Twisted Owl “Eye Searing Pink”.  

 Jasmin gushes about Shannon Okey's newest Patreon sweater design (Chelonia) as well as the bias-knit Cosi sweater that is knitted on the bias. 

 

Jasmin talks about editing the interview with Jill Draper, and the yarn we spun for the SPAKAL, and the Calligraphy cardigan. Also, she has a sweaters worth of handspun, and she thinks she wants to knit this Alana Dakos sweater out of it. 

 

Gigi knitted  some more on the Beastkeeper shawl  with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio. She is really enjoying the colors.   

 

Gigi has finished the instant coffee socks by C.C. Almon, and she cast on another pair of socks out of Regia.

 

 

Gigi is working on another preemie hat. She heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast, and has started one.

 

In Stitches:(22:28)

Conquering Mt. Knitmore. Gigi finished washing sweaters for storage. Now that she is done washing, she wants to take a Gleener to them to remove the pills.

 

She also wants to block her stash of finished shawls.

 

Events:(28:42)

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

Jasmin talk about competing against Emily of Knitting Butterflies and Boston Jen.

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: Missed it. But Jasmin is on the trail of Mary, the sheep for, more fleece for a Hiro sweater for Andrew. She mentions Morro Fleece Works.

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017.

 

Mother Knows Best:(26:55)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about using citric acid soak. Jasmin learned that Eucalan takes the crispiness out of over-citric acid treated wool.


Review:(41:50)

This week we review Yara Yarn store’s Multi Functional Lamp Pro

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(48:31)

Week 3: Spin 1 oz to test wheel/fiber

 

Gigi has a Loop batt that she wants to use. Jasmin suggests spinning it as a single. She suggests reading the article in Ply magazine. Also, Jasmin has been spinning on the device to practice. Join Team Sasquatch.

 

Jasmin messed up the direction on her Device. She now has 2 plies of Z spun singles and 1 ply of S spun single. Solution is to run the S spun single through again on Z before plying.

Jasmin also spun the Edward batt, and some of the Abby silk on her Device.

 

She mentions the Sit and Spin video that we reviewed.

Jasmin talks about the A Spinner's Study on Facebook, and Bren Boone.

 

And Sew On:(57:52)

Gigi is planning to sew preemie shirts. She downloaded patterns from twentyfiveandfour.com (patterns range from 1lb to 7.5).

 

She copied the patterns onto Swedish pattern paper, cut out a few shirts out of Frozen themed flannel.

 

8 juni - May(be)  

Piece of cake, dacht premier May toen ze verkiezingen uitschreef, die win ik op mijn sloffen. Maar oppositieleider Jeremy Corbyn zit haar op de hielen. Maakt het iets uit voor de Brexit wie er wint?

Election Cake: A British tradition  

There used to be a tradition in parts of the United States of baking and eating election cake. It was originally to provide voters with something to sustain them on the long journey to the polling station. It's an idea that is thought to have originally been brought over by the British. Bryce Evans, Associate Professor at Liverpool Hope University who wrote a paper on election cakes, tells Sarah the roots of the tradition in Britain and how it developed over time in the US, and Bea Vo, founder of Bea's of Bloomsbury and Butterscotch London, who baked us a British version of an election cake explains how she adapted the old recipe. (Image: Bea Vo and her election cake, credit: BBC)

Can you help me eat this cake?  

It's time for a brand new episode of Travis Bickle on the Riviera, the world's only movie podcast, with your hosts Tucker Stone and Sean Witzke. 0:00:00 - 0:16:19 - We hit David Foster Wallace, Don Delillo, Jim Aparo, James Franco, Ridley Scott, Steven Soderbergh, Hillary Swank, and MORE in this intro roundup.  0:16:20 - 0:24:39 - Cat Fight (2017), directed by Onur Tukel, starring Sandra Oh, Anne Heche, Alicia Silverstone, Ivana Millcevic, and Dylan Baker.  0:24:40 - 0:37:05 - The Guard (2011), directed by John Michael McDonagh, starring Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong, Liam Cunningham, David Wilmot, and Fionnula Flanagan. 0:37:06 - 0:49:09 - Born To Fight (2004), directed by Panna Rittkrai, starring Dan Chupong, Nappon Gomorachung, Santisuk Promsiri, Piyapong Piew-on, and Somluck Kansing.  0:49:10 - 1:01:08 - Sitting Target (1972), directed by Douglas Hickox, starring Oliver Reed, Ian McShane, Jill St. John, and Edward Woodward.  1:01:09 - 1:34:17 - Redeemer (2014), directed by Ernesto Diaz Espinoza, starring Marko Zaror, Noah Segan, and Jose Luis Mosca.  Next Week: WAR ON EVERYONE & FREE FIRE Our outro music this week: is "Polymorphing" by Chairlift. And our intro, as always, is from Escape From New York.  You can download episodes directly from itunes and rss. This is a Patreon-supported podcast, subscribing to the show can give you access to monthly criticism from the hosts. The hosts' twitter accounts are: TuckerMorgan, and Sean

Dessert First - Episode 431 - The Knitmore Girls  

This week's episode is sponsored by:

Those of you familiar with Akerworks™ products may already know Akerworks™ bobbins were designed by an engineer and an architect to make spinning enjoyable and relaxing. You also may know that you can choose among twenty colors and six styles for the 3D-printed whorls—or that the bobbins break down for easy travel and storage. But… did you know that Akerworks™ bobbins hold more fiber, for most styles, than the related manufacturer’s bobbin? Akerworks™: We like making things.


No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com

Want to hear all the latest and greatest about Black Trillium Fibres?  Subscribe to our mailing list to get the first word on Limited Edition Gradients, sales, color restocks and exclusive designer collaborations.  We’ll keep you up-to-date on new patterns and what shows we attend so you can see us in person!  Knitmore listeners always get 10% off with coupon code “Knitmore”.


 

Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place. Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor. Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.


     


Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles.To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.

 

On the Needles:(0:33)

One minute health update

 

Gigi is working on the body of the Sidewalk sweater. Hem is done and bound off! And the neckline is half picked up.

 

Jasmin will link to the Knit Girllls episode where the girls talk about Stash Dash. (TBD, not up yet) 

 

Jasmin needs to redo the crochet edging and do the grosgrain ribbon and buttons on the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”.

 

Gigi is working on another Bias Cowl out of yarn by the Neighborhood Fiber Company.  It is perfect for watching tv,  and nap time. She got a lot done during knitting group. And there isn't a lot a lot of yarn left.

 

Jasmin is working on the hood on the Lionheart sweater for Rex out of Abstract Fiber Calder in “diversity” and “saffron”. She is thinking about knitting Joji Locatelli's Heartstrings next.

 

Jasmin has swatched for the Hei Hei sweater for Rex out of Knitmona DK.

 

Gigi knitted more on the Beastkeeper shawl  with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio. The first set of colors is done. She is really enjoying the colors.   

 

Jasmin has finished the sleeves on the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague in Twisted Owl “Eye Searing Pink”.

 

Gigi is working on the instant coffee socks by C.C. Almon, has finished the foot of the second sock. She is almost done with the second heel.

 

Jasmin is working on the La Belle et la Bete cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Genevieve and Jasmin have been discussing the Te Fiti sweater.  

 

Gigi has finished knitting a preemie beanie, and is working on another preemie hat.

 

In Stitches:(21:16)

Conquering Mt. Knitmore. Gigi is washing sweaters for storage.  She has 15  sweaters done,  and 3 more to go. When she is done washing, she wants to take a Gleener to them.

 

She also wants to block her stash of finished shawls. She also pulled out her Where is the Opaque?

by Sally Melville, who wrote The Knit Stitch.

 

Events:(25:52)

Stash Dash started May 26. This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: Saturday, June 3rd. Dr Gemma will NOT be joining us, due to illness in her family.

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017.

Monterey Wool Auction: Probably not.

 

Mother Knows Best:(26:55)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about backing buttons.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(32:43)

Gigi finished knitting the Instant Coffee sock, cut the yarn, got ready to Kitchener and dropped a stitch that ran.

 

Purloined:(34:24)

This week we purloin "Netflix and Knit" from the Backstage Knitting Podcast hosted by Bethany and Anna. We mention: Great British Bake-Off , Hercules and the Handmaids Tale

 

Genevieve likes the Rogers and Hammerstein Cinderella

 

Review:(45:06)

This week we review New Heights in Lace Knitting, by Andrea Jurgrau

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(49:43)

Week 2:

Gigi has a Loop batt that she wants to use. Jasmin suggests spinning it as a single. She suggests reading the article in Ply magazine. Also, Jasmin has been spinning on the Device to practice. Join Team Sasquatch.

 

And Sew On:(54:03)

Gigi is planning to sew preemie shirts. She downloaded patterns from twentyfiveandfour.com (patterns range from 1lb to about 7.5 lbs in seven different sizes), printed them out and made plastic templates.

 

Copied patterns on them, and cut them with the all purpose scissors. She can't cut around them with rotary cutters, curves are too tight. She is thinking of getting some interfacing to use as a re-useable pattern . Sturdy, and somewhat sheer. And she can pin into it.

Definitely Derringer Ep. 159: What is 'Covfefe'?  

Donald Trump either fell asleep while trying to tweet late last night or was trolling hard -- either way, we have a new word: Covfefe. Now citizens of the internet are trying to figure out exactly what it means. Kathy Griffin took quite the disturbing photo with a blood soaked effigy of Donald Trump's head that has caused a sh*t storm for her. And it’s Jenn's birthday today so Derringer, Ryan and Garbutt surprise her with gifts and cake. 

Definitely Derringer for Wednesday May 31, 2017

For more Derringer click here.

TMHS 222: The History Of Sugar: Sex, Drugs, And Entertainment  

Pretty please with sugar on top.

Who could resist a request like that? Sugar does, indeed, make everything sweeter. Whether it’s a cake, a cup of coffee, or a deal brokered by a 5-year old, when sugar is added to the mix, things can become irresistible.

I’ve loved sugar as far back as I can remember. It’s been a staple in our lives… even when we didn’t have much money or food, we had sugar on the shelf. I can think back on the times that my younger siblings and I made butter and sugar sandwiches when the refrigerator was next to empty. Sugar was there for us, making life sweeter even then. So, how did things go so terribly wrong?

To say that I was addicted to sugar would be an understatement. I easily ate over 100 pounds of sugar each year through the foods and beverages I consumed. You might think that a number like that is outlandish, or even unusual, but today it’s actually the norm. Our society puts so much sugar into our metaphorical gas tanks each year that you’d be hard-pressed to figure out how any of us are still driving around. But, the truth is, our bodies/vehicles we're moving around in have made some drastic changes since sugar arrived on the scene. Rates of obesity and diseases related to sugar consumption are at an all-time high. And sugar, as sweet as it is, has poured its way into so many parts of our culture that you’d be hard-pressed to go anywhere and not find it. It’s always there, hidden in plain sight. But today you’re going to get your X-ray sugar glasses.

We’re about to go on a journey back to where this all began. To understand where we are, it’s important to look back at the sweet trail that sugar has left us. Today we’re going to uncover sugar’s humble beginnings, and how, ultimately, it was able to rise to power. I hope you’ve got a sweet tooth for learning and fun, because where we’re going, no podcast has gone before. So, buckle up, focus in, and travel with us into the History of Sugar!

In this episode you'll discover: What medium chain triglycerides are and the various effects they have on your body. When sugar originally entered the human diet. What sweet foods signal to our system to do. Why having more body fat was once considered an advantage. The surprising effects that whole sugar cane has on your teeth. Where the first mass refinery of sugar took place. How sugar was originally used as a medicine. Why sugar was once considered a luxury item. How slavery and ethnic diversification are heavily tied sugar production How sugar is actually created from sugar cane. The interesting history that sugar has with the U.S. stock market. How science has proven that sugar is more addictive than cocaine. Why it’s extremely difficult to villainize sugar (hint: it’s because of love!). The deep ties that sugar has to celebrities and entertainment. The origins of the candy bar. How beverages have become preferred delivery systems for sugar. Why sugar has a huge impact on sexual dysfunction today. The little known ways that sugar and violence are connected. How much sugar people consume today versus a few centuries ago (this will shock you!). How sugar actually ends up as fat on your body. Some of the most devastating illnesses related to sugar consumption. How high fructose corn syrup impacts your body differently than table sugar. Valuable tips to help you move past a bad relationship with sugar. Items mentioned in this episode include: Onnit.com/Model
Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band turns fifty  

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is not just one of the biggest-selling albums in history; it might also be the most culturally significant. To mark the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ classic, Nick Bollinger discusses its impact, legacy and how it rates today, with Split Enz founder Mike Chunn, producer Ed Cake and teenage critic Toby McWilliams.

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