Posts Tagged ‘history’

sc 517 The Sandbox Collection 11

May 4, 2020

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Toppie reminisces about the original 1977 Star Wars movie.

Mentioned on this episode: The Dark Forest Podcast with Ranger John and the Lovely Daniel.  Also mentioned: Long time listener King Greg Moe.

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sc 428 Spinning Dreams of the Long Long Ago

November 21, 2016

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Special guest Kentie (from the Flatus Show) describes his association with, and interest in Heathenry

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sc 208 “Ode to November.”

November 2, 2011

The Smellcast is observing NaPodPoMo for the month of November.  Today’s episode is an ode to the month of November.  If you have the time, settle down into a nice, quiet space to enjoy this episode.  Listen as Toppie brings you music, songs, poems and history about the month of November.

Credits In order of appearance:

November” a poem by John Clare

“Forever Auntumn” song by Justin Hayward

“November Rain” lyrics by Guns N’ Roses

“Autumn Leaves” as sung by Nat King Cole

“Autumn Leaves” Lyrics by Johnny Mercer from the French song originally titled  “Les Feuilles Mortes” (literally “The Dead Leaves”) with music by Joseph Kosma and original lyrics by poet Jacques Prévert.

“Autumn Leaves” as interpreted by Jazz Etude

Poetry by Laman Blanchard

“Strathgarry” by Simon Wynberg from the album Celtic Odyssey

“Ode to Autumn” a poem by John Keats, as read by Janet Harris.

“Autumn Song” by Tchaikovsky  

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sc 119 The Strange Story of the Fox Sisters.

October 14, 2010

Discover central New York’s part in 19th century social, religious and sexual radicalism; learn the history of the modern spiritualist movement; become bewitched by the strange story of the Fox sisters!  All that and more on today’s episode of the Smellcast!

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Seances and spirit manifestations became so popular in the latter part of the 19th century that the Davenport Brothers had great success on the vaudeville circuit.

 

 

A replica of the The Fox family home can be seen in Lily Dale New York, a community of Spiritualists near Buffalo, New York.

 

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