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  • Scoopet som försvann

    · 00:46:28 · P1 Dokumentär

    I november 1984 försvinner Cats Falck spårlöst och våren 1985 hittas hon död i Hammarbyhamnen. Tjugo år senare går journalisten Christoph Andersson igenom hennes gamla anteckningar. Det visar sig att Cats Falck hittat en tråd som ledde till topphemlig och statsunderstödd smuggling. Sommaren 1984 följer tv-journalisten Cats Falck med spänning tullens och polisens utredning om smuggling av datorer, närmare bestämt från USA till Sovjet via ett litet företag i Täby. Det skulle kanske kunna bli hennes biljett till en kommande karriär som fast anställd reporter på Rapport. ”Om man bara kunde få glutta i de dokument som beslagtogs ... vore lyckan fullständig”, noterar Cats i sitt reporterblock. Tack vare smugglingsrutten hade amerikanska hård- och mjukvaror levererats till ASEA:s kraftverksbyggen i Sovjet. Cats Falck var mycket intresserad av hur ett stort företag som ASEA kunde figurera i sammanhanget. Hon hittar kopplingar mellan ASEA och ett märkligt företag i DDR vid namn AHB-Elektronik. I dokumentären ”Scoopet som försvann” söker Christoph Andersson svaret på frågan vad Cats Falck höll på att nysta upp. Programmet sändes första gången 2004.

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  • Karin Falck

    · Sommar & Vinter i P1

    Före detta tv-producent och regissör I sitt Sommarprogram talar Karin Falck om det oförklarliga i livet. - Det där med människor kan se rakt igenom i andras hem utan att ha varit där... Jo jag har varit med om det, så inleder Karin Falck sitt program som berättar om en kvinna som kunde berätta exakt var i hennes hem som ett bortslarvat manus låg. - Och det är lika bra att jag redan nu berättar att jag tror på småknytt också, bara så att ni vet. Jag kan också berätta att jag från säker källa vet att de där små knytten, de bor vid fläderträdens fötter, så det så! Dessutom berättar Karin Falck om livet som nybliven änka. - Spådamen fick kontakt med min avlidne man. Men hon hade gjort ett misstag. Hon hade lagt i ett ganska stort antal svordomar. Min man svor aldrig i sitt levande liv, och jag har väldigt svårt att tro att han skulle tillägna sig den ovanan på den andra sidan. Spådamer... Om Karin Falck En av svensk tv-historias största namn. När hon började 1955 hade företaget bara sex anställda och själv hade hon aldrig sett på tv. Debuterade som programledare två år senare och blev snabbt känd för sitt varma leende. Ledde både den svenska och den internationella Melodifestivalen 1975. Producerade stora underhållningsprogram som Estrad och ligger bakom tv-succéer som Gäster med gester och Halvsju. Regisserade också såporna Rederiet, Varuhuset och Tre Kronor. Idag pensionärmed faiblesse för bridge. – Mitt program blir ett klassiskt Sommar: Lättlyssnat för er på badstranden, på vägarna och i hängmattan. Producenter: Carolina Falck och Mattias Österlund

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  • Cats Falck

    · 01:09:21 · P3 Dokumentär

    Journalisten och Rapportmedarbetaren Cats Falck försvinner spårlöst i slutet av 1984 tillsammans med sin väninna Lena Gräns. Först ett halvår senare hittas de båda kvinnorna döda när man finner deras bil på botten i Hammarbyhamnen i Stockholm.  Fallet avskrivs som en olycka men det dröjer inte lång tid innan spekulationerna drar igång. Var det verkligen en olycka? Som journalist kan Cats Falck ha kommit över så känsligt material att hon bragts om livet. P3 Dokumentär skildrar fallet Cats Falck som under åren förknippats med mordkommandon från DDR, smuggling från Sverige, och de som från början hävdat att det hela var en tragisk olycka en kall novemberkväll 1984. Producerat av Kristofer Hansson.

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  • Åke Falck 1968

    · Sommar & Vinter i P1

    Regissör och manusförfattare I sitt Sommarprogram 1968 berättar Åke Falck om den försommarkväll i Milano, då varken operahuset La Scala eller tidningen Corriere de la sera blev ockuperat av studenter, och om hans inblandning i denna förvirrade historia. Om Åke Falck Arbetade länge som radioreporter, men intresserade sig tidigt för tv och studerade den nya tekniken i London. Lämnade dock Sveriges Radio före tv-åldern, för att arbeta som regissör vid Göteborgs Stadsteater. 1960 återvände han till Stockholm för att arbeta med tv.  Åke Falck har varit Sommarvärd 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 och 1974, och Vintervärd 1970, 1972 och 1974. Åke Falck levde 1925-1974.

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  • Does beautiful honeysuckle have an ugly side?

    · You Bet Your Garden

    Mike McGrath explains what rollie pollies are doing in your garden, how to compost horse manure properly, caring for your heat-damaged lawn, how to keep feral cats out of your garden, the best way to care for gardenias, and the many moods of honeysuckle. Plus: Mike speaks with Sally McCabe from The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society about how to create a school garden and keep it going! Questions of the Week: My wife had a black chain link fence installed to contain our two dogs. I think it looks God awful and want to cover it with something. My parents have been singing the praises of honeysuckle and just about had me convinced—until one of my coworkers rolled her eyes at me and explained that her honeysuckle had gone berserk and was now strangling all the other plants in her yard. So—who’s right? — Justin in Roxborough, PA I grew up in Northern New Jersey in the 1950s; a friend grew up in eastern PA in the 1970s. We both remember a honeysuckle that, when you pulled off the flower & sucked the end, you got a drop of nectar. The dreaded L. japonica doesn’t look like what we remember; and I don’t recall {quote} “our honeysuckle” as being invasive. I remember the flowers being white & yellow. Do you have any idea which honeysuckle this could be? We both want to plant it. Thanks! — Karen, now in Perkasie, PA Learn about the many faces of honeysuckle » Photo by Flickr user Julie Falk Highlights from show for June 22, 2013: No more rollie pollies! Janet in Oklahoma City, OK has had a 10×40 foot vegetable garden for six years, although it seems as if this year seems there are more rollie pollies than ever before! She is concerned because they are eating her strawberries and wants to stop them before it gets too bad. “If you have injury to your strawberries and you see rollie pollies or millipedes in there, the smart money says that something else did the original damage and they’re being opportunistic, like ants,” Mike says. There may be so many of them this year because of the frequent dry spells followed by heavy moisture, the latter of which is highly attractive to these pests. There is a simple organic control known as Diatomaceous earth (DE), which can be dusted around the plants that she is currently seeing the rollie pollies around. “As long as the Diatomaceous earth stays dry,” Mike advises, “it will desiccate any creature… that tries to cross over it.” “If you have injury to your strawberries and you see rollie pollies or millipedes in there, the smart money says that something else did the original damage and they’re being opportunistic, like ants.” Mike McGrath Photo by Flickr user thefixer Using Horse Manure From French Creek State Park in PA, James wanted to know the best way to use his large supply of horse manure. The manure does contain sawdust from the stalls, however, so he wants to know if it is still worth using. Compostable manure contains the stable sweepings of liquid and solid waste and bedding, and as long as he uses it correctly, will be a huge benefit to his garden. While the compostable horse manure is not compost in of itself, it is ready to use for sweet corn plants and lawns. “You spread well composted horse manure on your lawn in the fall and your lawn will get up and kiss you on the lips!” Mike explains. When it comes to the raw manure, it is best used on non-fruiting plants that crave nitrogen, but for a plant like strawberries, for example, it can stimulate an extremely large plant that only bears a few fruits on it. The remaining manure that James has can be mixed with his general compost to create a balanced fertilizer for his garden. Special guest: Sally McCabe Sally McCabe, Project Manager of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Green City Teachers Program, joins Mike on the show to talk about building a school garden. Although the year for garden seasons tends to be the polar opposite of the academic school year, the Green City Teachers Program is an inclusive program that draws from the support of teachers, students, and community members to build and sustain school gardens in the Philadelphia area to add to the approximately 300 that already exist. As McCabe explains, having horticultural opportunities at school is a way of “crossing lines” to incorporate learning material from science, art, math, and horticulture. “Getting the kids away from the classroom and out into some fresh air where they can touch some plants, play in the dirt, look at worms, an maybe a eat a little bit of what they’ve grown just brings out a whole different side of the kids-and the teachers!” she says. Many of the schools do not have a lawn that is available for any gardening, which is why the Green City Teachers program incorporates information on how to build a raised garden bed on the blacktop and testing soils. Teachers in the program also are given expert advice on “how to make things grow when you’re in terrible, horrible, physical makeups that are our school yards.” PHS has a library of various gardening curriculum, books, and videos of different horticultural plans for areas all around the country. “Obviously you do have to design a curriculum for your climate,” Mike says. “Pretty much every state in the country has a dedicated university that has an extension service and every county should theoretically have an extension agent.” McCabe runs a two-day extensive training for teachers where they can walk away with lesson plans and learn how to incorporate other subjects into their gardening lesson. In it’s essence, the program is about learning how to “cross all these lines so that the teachers and the kids can come out of their normal, comfortable envelopes and really shine,” McCabe says. The program will be held Wednesday June 26 and Thursday June 27. Preregistration is required and can be accessed at www.phsonline.org Slideshow below: School gardens Photo by Flickr user UGA College of Ag Photo by Flickr user wamblicious Photo by Flickr user U.S. Department of Agriculture Photo by Flickr user Growing Great Photo by Flickr user Frank Tellez ‹ › Helping a heat damaged lawn Doug in Saint John’s, Florida wants to know the best method for caring for his grass. In Doug’s hot climate, he has warm season grass which is best cared for by watering it once a week in the morning. “In extreme situations, which obviously you will get extreme over the summer- deeply watering twice a week might be a good idea but never more than that,” Mike says. In addition he recommends Doug provide the lawn three gentle, natural, and organic feedings in the course of time when the lawn is green, “but those long deep waterings are your best protection against weeds.” Keeping feral cats out of your garden Jackie from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has a problem with feral cats using her garden as a litter box. She has been proactive in taking the cats to the SPCA to be neutered and checked for feline leukemia to keep the population controlled and in good health, but doesn’t know how to keep them out of her gardening space. Mike laments that this is a common problem and cautions that even healthy cats introduce parasites to a vegetable garden. He advises that she should wear gloves when working in the soil as this is where Jackie would be most vulnerable to these parasites. To keep the cats at bay, Mike recommends installing a motion-activated sprinkler. Another option would be to roll out chicken wire over her gardening area before planting; if cats aren’t able to dig in the garden, they will move on. Mike explains how to garden around chicken wire by planting seeds in the holes of the wire and using tin snips to cut out areas to install larger seedlings like tomatoes or peppers. Photo by Flickr user Dawn Ellner Appeasing your gardenia Barbara from Bucks County, Pennsylvania received a gardenia bush as a gift, but the plant did not come with care instructions. Mike laughed and said: “We get these calls like once or twice a year of someone giving someone a gardenia as a gift. And I have to be honest, my first thought is, Oh, don’t they like you? Because it’s like the biggest drama queen diva coming to stay with you for a week — you know nothing you do is gonna be even vaguely acceptable. They are very finicky plants.” Mike went on to explain that these plants prefer highly acidic soil. Since Barbara is planning to transfer the plant to a larger pot, Mike recommends filling the new pot with a mixture of peat moss and compost to create naturally rich soil. Once repotted, the plant should be positioned in a dappled bright light rather than direct sunlight. These basic conditions should keep the plant happy, but Mike further recommends contacting the plant company that made the shipment to try to get a hold of the care instructions for the specific species of gardenia that she received. Photo by Flickr user Mauricio Mercadante “We get these calls like once or twice a year of someone giving someone a gardenia as a gift. And I have to be honest, my first thought is, Oh, don’t they like you? Because it’s like the biggest drama queen diva coming to stay with you for a week — you know nothing you do is gonna be even vaguely acceptable. They are very finicky plants.” Mike McGrath — This week’s post was written by Jolie Higazi, You Bet Your Garden Intern

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  • Ep 216: Science... sort of - Podcat

    · Science... sort of

    00:00:00 - How did humans domesticate cats? Per usual, the answer may come from chemistry. Also, why did cats never put in the effort to become man's best friend? Aloof jerks. Do you want to know more about cats? Check out actual book Wild Cats of the World. Ryan has a copy, maybe you should too.    00:26:21 - Cats drink using their tongue and physics. We just drink using our mouths, and this week Patrick kicks things off with a The Corruption IPA from DC Brau. Abe is a bit under the weather so relies upon the healing powers of the a Maker's Mark Hot Toddy. And Ryan mixed up Schrodinger and Heisenberg and their respective relevance to cats but manages to power through his Hoppenburg Uncertainty Principle from River North Brewing.    00:33:33 - Now for the really important question: What does your cat think you are? Some say your cat thinks you're a cat. Others say that your cat thinks you're an unpredictable ape. Which is it SCIENCE?   00:56:13 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like cats, they difficult to tame and can give you parasites if you're not careful. Abe presents a new recurring donation from Andrew H. Thanks, Andrew! Patrick is surprised to learn that a bigfoot has been sighted on the island state of Hawaii by Tara F. Ryan has something special from the physical mailbox from Veronica W. This week we're giving away the game Offspring Fling! for Steam. If you'd like it, just be the first to write in and it could be yours!     Thanks for listening and be sure to check out the Brachiolope Media Network for more great science podcasts!     Music for this week's show: Cat Turned Blue - Rusted Root Here Is Gone - Goo Goo Dolls Cat Piano - Seabear

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  • Åke Falck 1974

    · Sommar & Vinter i P1

    Regissör och manusförfattare Om Åke Falck Arbetade länge som radioreporter, men intresserade sig tidigt för tv och studerade den nya tekniken i London. Lämnade dock Sveriges Radio före tv-åldern, för att arbeta som regissör vid Göteborgs Stadsteater. 1960 återvände han till Stockholm för att arbeta med tv.  Åke Falck har varit Sommarvärd 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 och 1974, och Vintervärd 1970, 1972 och 1974. Åke Falck levde 1925-1974.

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  • Åke Falck - På Vintergatan 1972

    · Sommar & Vinter i P1

    Regissör och manusförfattare Om Åke Falck Arbetade länge som radioreporter, men intresserade sig tidigt för tv och studerade den nya tekniken i London. Lämnade dock Sveriges Radio före tv-åldern, för att arbeta som regissör vid Göteborgs Stadsteater. 1960 återvände han till Stockholm för att arbeta med tv.  Åke Falck har varit Sommarvärd 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 och 1974, och Vintervärd 1970, 1972 och 1974. Åke Falck levde 1925-1974.

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  • 听故事,学英语(二)

    · 熊叔的英语电台

    wechat关注“熊叔英语”,每日推送,享受熊叔每日英语大餐! 1. Raining cats and dogs“To rain cats and dogs”的意思是大家可能都知道是“下倾盆大雨”,但是有人要问了为什么英语中用“cats and dogs”来形容雨下得大。 其实,最初人们的确用过to rain pitchforks, to rain shovels, darning needles, chicken coops和hammer handles来描述“持续的大雨”。“To rain cats and dogs”最早出现在理查德·布罗姆1652年创作的剧本《都市智慧》中:“It shall rain dogs and polecats.” Polecats 是一种类似于雪貂的猫,但是这个词后来在乔纳森·斯威夫特的笔下变成了Cats。1738年,斯威夫特在《礼仪对话》一书中所使用的短语就是如今我们所熟悉的这种形式:“I know Sir John will go, though he was sure it would rain cats and dogs.” 《词汇短语起源故事百科全书》中收录了对其起源的一种解释。 书中说“17世纪的英格兰在下大雨的时候,一些城市的街道就会水流成河,而且这些污水中还会飘浮着大量的死猫死狗。”(During heavy rains in 17th century England, some city streets became raging rivers of filth carrying many cats and dogs.) 布鲁尔在其所著的《成语寓言大辞典》(Dictionary of Phrase and Fable)中说,这个短语起源于北欧:“在挪威的神话中,猫被认为可以影响天气。驾着风暴而来的女巫据说就是化身为猫的。”而狗和狼则是风暴神欧丁的随从,其中狗是“风的象征”("In Norse mythology, the cat is supposed to have great influence on the weather. Witches that rode on storms were said to assume the form of cats." Dogs and wolves were attendants to Odin, the god of storms, and the dog "is a signal of wind.")。 最后,单独的“cats and dogs”这个短语有自己的用法,意思是“价值低的股票, 不值钱的、卖不掉的商品”(low priced,highly speculative stock)。这种用法1879年开始出现,1984年在《纽约邮报》中就曾出现过这样的用法。2.Walk on eggs我们常以“如履薄冰”形容一个人做事十分小心谨慎,像在薄冰上步行。英语中类似的说法是walk on eggs,或者tread on eggs,就是非常小心地步行的模样,美语中则有这样的一个词组“walk Spanish”,原意是指小孩子在游戏的时候被人提着衣领踮着脚尖步行。这个词引申后的意思变为“小心地走路解”,但现在又常作被解雇,被罢免以及被驱逐解。一个人被公司解雇,可以说:He is walked Spanish by his company。 Walk on eggs 令人想起放轻脚步走路。美国俚语以walk soft指言行平静:He walks a lot softer than before(他比以前文静多了)。但是walk softly和walk soft不同,是源于圣经的成语。列王记上二十一章二十七节的旧英译:He (Ahab) rent his clothes... and went softly,是“沮丧地走开”的意思。 3.Forget-me-not forget-me-not是一种生长在水边的蓝色小花“勿忘我”。在德国、意大利、英国各地,都有许多散文、诗词和小说作家以forget-me-not来描述相思与痴情。人们认为只要将forget-me-not带在身上,恋人就会将自己铭记于心、永志不忘。在这蓝色小花的背后,还有个流传于欧美民间的浪漫爱情故事呢! 此名源于德文Vergissmeinnicht,是“勿忘我”的意思,勿忘我的名称来自一个悲剧性的恋爱故事。 相传一位德国骑士跟他的恋人散步在多瑙河畔。散步途中看见河畔绽放着蓝色花朵的小花。骑士不顾生命危险探身摘花,不料却失足掉入急流中。 自知无法获救的骑士说了一句“別忘记我!”,便把那朵蓝色透明的花朵扔向恋人,随即消失在水中。此后骑士的恋人日夜将蓝色小花配戴在发际,以显示对爱人的不忘与忠贞。而那朵蓝色透明花朵,便因此被称作“勿忘我”,其花语便是“不要忘记我”、“真实的愛”。 另外,勿忘我也是美国阿拉斯加州的州花,不过因为它叶子的形状很像老鼠耳朵,当地人也称它为老鼠耳(mouse ear),这个名字就有不如勿忘我好听啦!

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  • Eftersökshunden - Hunden som städar efter jakten

    · Hundpodden - Vår bästa vän

    Programledarna Maria Hedqvist och Gurgin tillsammans med poddens hundpsykolog Eva Bodfäldt möter Lisa Falck, som har ett gediget hund-CV, som brinner för eftersök efter fågeljakt. Det kräver mycket träning för att få en duktig eftersökshund, menar Lisa Falck som har hållit i flera eftersökskurser vid jakt på änder. Hon berättar för VBV-gänget vad som krävs av ett eftersöksekipage. - Jag har tränat eftersökshundar på realistiska situationer som är viktiga att känna till när man är på jakt men som inte förekommer på prov. Ett scenario är att hunden i ska kunna söka från båt, apportera och komma tillbaka med fågeln till båten, säger Lisa Falck.Poddens hundpsykolog Eva Bodfäldt håller med och menar att det är en otrolig skillnad från att träna en hund i jaktprov till att gå ut på jakt. - Det kräver kunskaper när man är på jakt, tex hur fåglar fungerar. En border collie som vallar får måste ju ha kunskap om får. Man kan vara jätteduktig på att träna hund men att jaga är en helt annan sak.

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  • Nicke Lilltroll

    · Klassikern

    Nicke Lilltroll är ett troll med minst nio liv. Hittills. Ett första liv mellan 1959 och 1965, då han höll till i ett eget radioprogram, och på 80-talet fick han komma tillbaka, i repris den här gången, i Barnradion. Sedan som stenkaka, vinyl-skiva, kassettband, och senast som CD-skiva. Och på Youtube, förstås. Hans skapare och röstlige iscensättare hette Ragnar Falck. Ragnar Falck var född 1905 och dog 1966. Han gick på Dramatens elevskola 1925-28, filmdebuterade 1918 i Mauritz Stillers Tomas Graals bästa barn och var sedan verksam både som regissör och framförallt skådespelare i en rad kända filmer från 20- till 50-tal. Allt från dvärgarna Prosits och Trötters röster i originaldubbningen av Disneys yecknade version av Snövit (1937) till Rya-Ryas man mot Eva Dahlbeck i Alf Sjöbergs filmatisering av Ivar Los Bara en mor. Men inget han gjorde har stannat längre i minnet och hos fler än när Ragnar Falck förvandlade sig till Nicke Lilltroll. Göran Sommardal har gjort den här Klassikern.

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  • Klotterkriget och muthärvan på SL

    · 01:15:36 · P3 Dokumentär

    I mitten av 90-talet hårdsatsar Storstockholms lokaltrafik, SL, mot klotter och graffiti. En civilklädd väktargrupp börjar jobba för att gripa så många klottrare som möjligt. Kjell Hultman får tjänsten som trygghetsansvarig på Storstockholms Lokaltrafik och han hyllas och hatas i kriget mot graffitin. 1996 inleds ett nära samarbete med väktarbolaget Falck Security och "Falkarna" blir kända som en svartklädd och maskerad antiklotterarmé. Martin är en av de fd Falckväktarna som jobbade i den civila spaningsgruppen. De får i uppdrag att kartlägga misstänkta graffitimålare i ett register en verksamhet som senare kommer visa sig vara helt olaglig.  Det går bra för Falck och SL i kampen mot klottrarna. Många graffitimålare grips och döms till skadestånd. Men 2002 händer något. SL polisanmäler plötsligt Hultman. Han misstänks för att ha tagit emot mutor från Falck Security. Efter snart 10 års tystnad säger Kjell Hultman att han trodde att han gjorde rätt och nu berättar han för första gången sin version av vad som hände. Producent: Rosa Fernandez Exekutiv producent: Amanda Rydman

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  • Cats! Cats! Cats!

    · 00:45:23 · David Feldman Show

    Mikel Maria Delgado is a Certified Cat Behavior Consultant and worked as a full time Cat Behavior Specialist at the San Francisco SPCA for several years before co-founding Feline Minds. She has been interviewed for Cat Fancy, the New York Times, Washington Post, Slate, and the Huffington Post and has done presentations on cat behavior at the Bay Area Pet Fair and the Exploratorium Museum of Science. Mikel is currently a PhD Candidate at UC Berkeley in the Psychology Department, where she studies animal behavior, and human-pet relationships. She has presented research on the welfare of laboratory pigeons, human attitudes about domestic cats, learning in zebrafish and pigeons, and emotions and decision making in squirrels at several academic conferences. She served on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants for four years, and is a former Co-Chair of their Cat Division. Mikel also co-runs the website Food Puzzles For Cats. She lives in Berkeley with her boyfriend and their two rescue cats.

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  • Cats and the Domestication of Humans, with Abigail Tucker

    · Point of Inquiry

    The cat. King of the jungle, emperor of the internet, overlord of our homes? Cats are easily among the most adaptable mesopredator, able to survive and thrive everywhere from the deserts of Australia, to the Arctic tundra, to a cramped studio apartment.  Abigail Tucker is a contributing writer for Smithsonian and author of the new book, Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World. Tucker explains just how wild the beasts that live among us really are. Known for their independence and convenience, cats need little house training, if any. Tucker asserts that while cats don’t require training, they may actually be the ones training us, monitoring our behaviors and teaching us how to keep them happy. So who, exactly, is domesticating whom? Tucker delves paws-first into the feline mind, debunking cat myths and misconceptions, and shedding light on the role cats have played throughout history, as well as how we might be able to benefit from them in the future.

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  • Special Edition 9: Science... sort of - The Feline Phenomenon!

    · Science... sort of

    Derek Mead, the Editor in Chief of Motherboard came out to visit Ryan and so of course they sat down on the mic to talk about CATS! (And yes, the photo is Derek and Ryan out looking for cats in Costa Rica.) No time stamps for this one. We were drinking an Incredible Hop Series Rye IPA from the Fort Collins Brewery and a cheeky nip of some Balcones True Blue cask strength Texas corn whiskey. And here are the stories we talked about: Humans on the internet apparently prefer dogs over cats China has tiger farms, and somehow that's not illegal(and howyou can help endangered felids) Black cats get treated worse, and that not cool And we end with Derek and Ryan quizzing each other on science trivia using the Science Trivia Quiz Book by Matt Silverman which Ryan bought at a used bookstore for a buck.   Thanks for listening and be sure to check out all the great content available from the Brachiolope Media Network and our friends over at Motherboard!   Music for this episode: Black Cat - Black Mountain (Only available in the In the Future [Deluxe] album)   Image credit: Ryan and his buddy Garren

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  • Pronunciation | Linking sounds in Connected Speech - AIRC132

    · 00:44:57 · Aprende ingles con inglespodcast de La Mansión del Inglés-Learn English Free

    In this episode we're going to help you improve your pronunciation with linking sounds. How words join together in connected speech - because WE DO NOT SPEAK LIKE ROBOTS DO WE? Más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/  More podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/  Audio message from Jose from Mexico. Audio message from Mamen: doubt and hesitate Doubt I doubt if we can help her. Why are you hesitating? Doubt = dudar “I doubt if we’ll be making a special Christmas podcast this year.” “I doubt that I’ll be eating turkey on Christmas day.” “Did you have doubts about the consistency of this podcast when we first started?” To doubt means to lack confidence in something; to disbelieve, question, or suspect. To hesitate means to stop or pause before making a decision or doing something. (dudar , vacilar) Expressions with doubt there is some doubt about it = sobre esto existen dudas beyond doubt = fuera de duda beyond all reasonable doubt = más allá de toda duda to cast doubt on = poner en duda to clear up sb's doubts = sacar a algn de dudas to have one's doubts about sth = tener sus dudas acerca de algo no doubt! = ¡sin duda! to throw doubt on = poner en duda without (a) doubt = sin duda (alguna) to hesitate to do sth = dudar en hacer algo “When I did a bungy jump, I hesitated before I jumped, but I had no doubt it was safe.” Don’t hesitate to contact us, send Reza an email. Don't hesitate to ask us = no vaciles en pedírnoslo, no dejes de pedírnoslo To hesitate before doing sth = dudar antes de hacer algo What do you hesitate before doing? Connected speech. Why do native English speakers connect their speech? We try to say the most we can in the shortest possible time. English is a stress-timed language. Spanish is a syllable-timed language. 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 1 and a 2 and a 3 and a 4 1 and then a 2 and then a 3 and then a 4 CATS CHASE MICE the CATS CHASE MICE the CATS CHASE the MICE the cats will CHASE the MICE the CATS will have CHASED the MICE "here and there" Do you pronounce the 'r' at the end of 'here' "more examples" "A doctor or a lawyer" "We never ever thought we'd love podcasting" "The biscuits are in the cupboard" “This is a better episode than last week’s.” Does the first word have to end in an ‘r’ sound, and the second begin with a vowel sound (like better and episode)? law and order (‘r’ sound) Pasta and cheese (‘r’ sound) Go away (‘w’ sound) No, I can’t (‘w’ sound) She isn’t there (‘y’ sound) Tea and biscuits (‘y’ sound) Consonant + vowel sound (link the sounds together when a consonant is followed by a vowel) I need it = I needit Say a word = saya word Read a text = reada text Consonant + consonant (if the consonant is the same sound, just pronounce it once) Big girl = bigirl Best teacher = besteacher Good day = gooday (or G’day if you’re Australian!) Take the fast train = fastrain I needto stopeating chocolate = I need to stop eating chocolate. Playa songon ya violin = Play a song on your violin. Are ya gonna sitdown or standup? = Are you going to sit down or stand up? Other examples - dictation: Wacha gonna do? = What are you going to do? I’ve gotta geta lotavit = I’ve got to get a lot of it She can’tavarrivedearly = She can’t have arrived early Sendusanemail = send us an email I’ve never bininafrica = I’ve never been in Africa ('Nicola's been in Benin, Africa') Wadaya do? = What do you do? (for a living) Pickitupoff the floor = pick it up off the floor He mustav eatenitall = He must have eaten it all A similar thing happens in Spanish also - cortado, cuñado, pringado ...and now it's your turn to practise your English. Do you have a question for us or an idea for a future episode? Send us a voice message and tell us what you think. www.speakpipe.com/inglespodcast  Send us an email with a comment or question to craig@inglespodcast.com or belfastreza@gmail.com. If you would like more detailed shownotes, go to https://www.patreon.com/inglespodcast  Our lovely sponsors are: Lara Arlem Carlos Garrido Zara Heath Picazo Mamen Juan Leyva Galera Sara Jarabo Corey Fineran Manuel García Betegón Jorge Jiménez Raul Lopez Rafael Daniel Contreras Aladro Manuel Tarazona Mariel Riedemann On next week's episode: Adverbial clauses, linkers and conjunctions Más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/  More podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/  The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later'                  

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  • Episode 419 – Saratoga’s Fat Cats (3 of 3)

    · 01:27:57 · Radio Drama Revival

    Part 3 of 3Alas! We wrap up ZBS Foundations' lush field-recorded noir romp, Saratoga Fat Cats.Willie, who paints houses, is hired by some rich guy to repaint a few rooms in his summer mansion. His girlfriend, a wet T-shirt model for Sports Illustrated, can’t stand the colors. Her name is Christy St. Nichols, she’s a pretty down-to-earth gal, she knows the sexy modeling she’s doing is simply fulfilling unfulfilled male fantasies.One day someone shoots out the windows in the summer mansion. Seems like the rich guy, Lucas Trust is his name, may have been involved in something that wasn’t all that up & up. Since Christy is allergic to cats, Lucas gives the gardener, his name is Shades, his two fat pussy cats to take look after.Willie loves to read cheap pulpy detective novels, his favorite is a P.I. by the name of Short Top Detroit. When he almost gets blown up with a car bomb, along with Lucas, it so shakes up Willie, he’s now hearing Short Top inside his own head.The sound is warm and intimate because it was recorded with Fritz. To hear the 3D effect, listen with headphones or earbuds. It’s probably the most realistic, natural sounding production we’ve ever done. Mr. Fulton wrote it specifically for Mr. Fritz.Download Radio Drama Revival - Episode 419The post Episode 419 – Saratoga’s Fat Cats (3 of 3) appeared first on Radio Drama Revival.

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  • SS070715: Poldark Re-Cap, Women's World Cup, Royal Christening & Cats in the News

    · 01:00:27 · Satellite Sisters: Women's Humor, Health, Wellness, Pop Culture, Parenting, News

    Poldark Re-Cap, Women's World Cup,  Greeke Economic Crisis, Observation about legalized Marijuana, Royal Christening & Cats in the News The Tuesday Show! With Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan Nana Camp Update Week #1 Women's World Cup- Let's give the USWNY a tickertape parade and some more money!  Royal Christening: Kate Rules! Plus, We love George and Camilla take fashion cues from the Smurfs Greece vs. the Eurozone: Lian adds nothing to the discussion Julie's Observation about Legalized Marijuana Cats in the News! Lian updates you all on Pom, her yard cat plus Cats in the LA Flower Mart.  Baby News! Plus, Pol, Dark and Handsome, our re-cap of PBS show Poldark

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  • AS82: Catcalling with Lydia (and Actual Cats)

    · 00:52:59 · Serious Inquiries Only

    Lydia returns! You likely have seen the video going around featuring a model being catcalled hundreds of times throughout New York. I’ve mentioned before my stance on catcalling and how absolutely idiotic it is. Lydia joins me as a repeated victim of catcalling to talk about it and how it makes women feel. Important stuff … Continue reading AS82: Catcalling with Lydia (and Actual Cats) → The post AS82: Catcalling with Lydia (and Actual Cats) appeared first on Atheistically Speaking.

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  • Natural Enemies.

    · A Cup Of English

    Recently, we gave our dog, Foxy, to another family. It was a difficult decision, but a necessary one. She is a working dog, very intelligent and very active, and she needs a job. The family that has adopted her has other dogs of her breed, a lot of land, and horses. She is in a much better situation, and is able to run over acres and acres every day. Now, my other dog, Rosie, has become more of a spoiled house dog. She has a very different personality, and it seems, her instincts are focused on eating, sleeping, and being petted. Leave the exercise to the athletes! Her life has also changed for the better, but now she has a different challenge: the cat. Lilly, my miniature tiger, owns the house, or at least she thinks she does. She and Rosie don't tolerate each other; they have different ideologies. But, are they really natural enemies? Research will tell you how similar they are: they both walk on four legs, they are carnivores, they have super senses of smell and hearing, and they are both very territorial. It's this last point that apparently makes the difference. Both species compete with each other for territory and food. Add to that the attitude of a dog to its owners: it is protective. It might see a cat as a threat to its human family. Cats, on the other hand, see dogs as a threat to their lives; dogs will hunt and eat anything small and furry. Plus, cats are independent, not a group animal like dogs. Of course, all of this isn't a rule. Some domestic cats and dogs get on really well, especially if they have been raised together. It must be a question of getting used to eachother. Over time, my animals are. I'm training Rosie to not bark when she sees the cat. Now, they are able to be in the same room without a war starting. Hey, that's progress. I read that there are some tricks you can use to make them like each other. If you feed the their favorite food when they are quite close to each other, they will transfer the good feelings of eating to their relationship. They will even get used to each other's smell. I wonder if anyone could try this on the Republicans and the Democrats; they might learn to control their barks, and to tolerate each other's smells. However, unlike cats and dogs, I don't think that sharing territory will ever be possible.  1.a.The little girl asked if she could pet the lady's dog. b. Cats don't like to be petted very much. 2.a This breed of dog is good for working on a farm. b. If you want a relaxed dog, choose the breed carefully. 3.a He took the man's words as a threat. b. They received threats in the mail! Click here to buy or rate my app // Tweet //   //   //

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