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Welcome to Desert Island Dishes, the weekly podcast where chef Margie Nomura talks to a special guest about the dishes that have shaped their lives.Here you will find conversations with a whole range of different people discussing their 7 Desert Island Dishes. We will find out about their favourite childhood dishes, the dishes they eat the most often, and the dishes that mean the most to them. And of course we will also discover what their last dish would be before being cast off to the dese ...
 
You’re invited to the Desert Island Society, where Madeline and Xander ask and answer the classic question… If you were taken to a desert island, what would you bring? From 80’s synth songs and dystopian video games to pizza toppings and family board games, we’re getting pretty specific about what’s coming with us. So, what are you bringing?
 
You are marooned a desert island with a few books and records. Fast forward three years. You now rule the island with an iron fist. But what laws will you enact? What will you ban? Each week, comedian Jacob Hatton interviews a new castaway from the worlds of science, journalism, politics and entertainment and asks them about their own personal island. Will it be a utopia or a nightmare?
 
You love Maine. We love Maine. Join reporters from Maine’s award-winning weekly newspapers as they talk to Mainers about the issues that matter, from aquaculture to biomedicine and beyond. A collaboration between The Ellsworth American, Courier Gazette, Republican Journal, Camden Herald and Mount Desert Islander, we’ll dive deep each week into what you need to know about the state you love.
 
*"Desert Island Discs with a science twist” - *Science Mixtape explores the science and songs of exciting expert guests from the world of science. It's a mix of science news, views, and live ON AIR experiments, as well as the songs they love and why.From uplifting discoveries, to sobering facts, and the downright bizarre, science helps us better understand the world we live in, but also reminds us how little we know. Join us every other Saturday at 12pm for a fun and informative peak behind- ...
 
Poetry as F*ck is a spoken word podcast, containing three different shows: 'Poets Against Humanity' - a Creative Commons remix of 'Cards Against Humanity' where poets desecrate each others' work in a panel show format. 'Lies, Dreaming' - a digital open mic night based around a theme, with recorded spoken word submitted by listeners. 'Eight Poems That, If You Had To Be Trapped In Some Way For a Prolonged Period Of Time With Little Hope of Rescue, You'd Quite Like to Bring Along For Coping Pur ...
 
The Old Man in the Boat is a podcast about an old man... in a boat. Out in the middle of nowhere is a large lake. And in the middle of that lake is an old man sitting in a boat. Listen to the characters he meets like the worm who talks, and the seagull who does something awful to the man’s beard! Listen, laugh and learn as the old man chats with the worm and even argues with his own shadow. Starring Harry Enfield and Clarke Peters. The Old Man In The Boat is a Message Heard production in ass ...
 
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The mezzo-soprano Dame Sarah Connolly has sung at the most prestigious venues around the world, including the Royal Opera House, London and the Metropolitan Opera in New York, as well as Glyndebourne, Vienna and Bayreuth. In 2009 she was a soloist at the Last Night of the BBC Proms, singing Rule Britannia dressed as Admiral Nelson, and she has also…
 
My guest today is Tom Aikens. Tom has been hailed as one of the best chefs of his generation, being the youngest British chef to hold two Michelin stars which he achieved by the tender age of just 26. His remarkable career has taken him to David Cavalier’s in Battersea, Pierre Koffman’s La Tante Claire, Pied-à-Terre and Joel Robuchon in Paris to na…
 
In the final episode, the Old Man washes up on a desert island where, in a surreal encounter, he and the Worm meet the Narrator of the series. The bottle that the genie threw into the lake in Episode 4 reappears and inside is a slip of paper that, the genie said, explains the Meaning of Life. What will it say? See omnystudio.com/listener for privac…
 
In this episode, we talked with “Timber” Tina Scheer who just finished her 26th season operating The Great Maine Lumberjack Show in Trenton. Besides being a vocal supporter for women in the logging competition industry and being featured on reality television like Survivor and Nat Geo’s Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted, Tina discussed the importance of com…
 
In this podcast episode, we discuss books: All Our Hidden Gifts by Caroline O'Donoghue and Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid. All Our Hidden Gifts: After Maeve finds a pack of tarot cards while cleaning out a closet during her in-school suspension, she quickly becomes the most sought-after diviner at St. Bernadette’s Catholic school. But when Ma…
 
Tom Ilube is an entrepreneur, known for his successful start-up companies, and a philanthropist. He recently took up the post of chairman of the Rugby Football Union. He was born in 1963 to a Nigerian father and a British mother, and grew up first in London, and then in Uganda, a stay cut short by the rise to power of Idi Amin. He began his teenage…
 
My guest today is Ben Lebus. Ben is the founder of the online cooking and content platform – Mob Kitchen whose mission it is to help students and young professionals prepare restaurant-quality meals on a budget. Through everything from recipe videos to cook-alongs and competitions, MOB encourages a laid back and 'get stuck in' attitude in the kitch…
 
In this special book club episode, both Laura and Jo read Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar. Everyone likes Humaira "Hani" Khan—she’s easy-going and one of the most popular girls at school. But when she comes out to her friends as bisexual, they invalidate her identity, saying she can’t be bi if she’s only dated guys. Panicked…
 
For this episode we introduce you to a young entrepreneur who has brought a little extra sweetness to the coast of Maine. In 2011 she founded Bixby Chocolate in Rockland, a company that prides themselves on making high quality confections in a socially responsible manner. Take a listen to our conversation with Kate McAleer and visit their Bixby Cho…
 
Tracey Ullman was the first woman to be offered her own television sketch show – both in Britain and America – and has starred in film and television dramas alongside Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett and Hugh Grant. The Emmy-winning Tracey Ullman Show ran for four seasons in the US and provided the launch pad for the Simpsons. Tracey was born in Slough…
 
Wow! Can't believe we have reached the 100th episode! A very exciting milestone - thank you for all your support and for listening each week. My guest today is Jo Malone CBE. I’m sure most of you listening will be familiar with her name. Your mind is probably instantly transported to a world of delicious scents and candles – two things synonymous w…
 
In this special joint-bookish episode, both Laura and Jo read The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna. In this world, girls are outcasts by blood and warriors by choice, but, will this book make it onto the shelf? Or will it split the sand for these two hosts? Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will determine wh…
 
For this episode of The Weekly, we chat with Kathy Young, the new director of Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park in Ellsworth. The 180-acre estate has been a treasure in the city, complete with its large brick building--home to the museum--that was first constructed in the 1820s, walking trails and community gardens. The property is open to the public…
 
Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond, is a former judge who served as the first female president of the Supreme Court. In 2019 she announced the court’s judgement that the prorogation of Parliament was ‘unlawful, void and of no effect’. The twinkling spider brooch she wore that day caused a sensation and set social media aflame. She was the first…
 
My guest today is Rachel Ama. Rachel is the rising star of the London vegan scene, her passion for vibrant, colourful food has seen her amass an army of followers online after she went vegan 7 years ago. She started her Youtube channel to show how just easy and delicious it was to cook vegan food and Since then she has gone from strength to strengt…
 
In this podcast episode, we discuss the books: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman and A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown. Anxious People begins on New Year's Eve with 'House Tricks' estate agents are hosting an open viewing in an up-market apartment when an incompetent bank robber rushes in and politely takes everyone hostage. For Ana-L…
 
This is the second part of our two part series as we explore the rise of salmon farming in Midcoast and Downeast Maine. Last week Rebecca Alley took a look at American Aquafarms proposed in ocean salmon pens at two locations in Frenchman Bay. For this episode I’ll take you to Waldo County where Nordic Aquafarms is planning to create a facility in B…
 
Michael Holding is a cricket commentator and former West Indies bowler. He’s widely regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers in the history of international cricket. In July 2020 when rain stopped play during the television coverage of a Test Match, he gave an unscripted four minute monologue on institutional racism in sport and society in the …
 
The final two episodes are linked together, exploring the idea of whether an individual has a purpose, or a reason, for existing and then moves on to the biggest question: the Meaning of Life. Here, the Old Man begins speaking to his Boat, who says his purpose is simply to float. The Old Man ponders his own purpose as a big storm approaches. See om…
 
We are back! My guest today is Michel Roux. Michel is a legendary figure in the world of food – he’s a chef and restaurateur - he’s the Michelin starred owner of London’s iconic Le Gavroche, founded by his father and uncle in the 1960’s. Celebrating over 50 years in business the Roux’s have built a gastronomic dynasty. His grandparents and their pa…
 
In this witchy book club episode, we decided to discuss two books with magic : Spells Trouble by Kristin Cast and P. C. Cast The City We Became by Adrienne Tooley As always, will either of these books make it onto the shelf? Or will it split the sand for these two hosts? - - - - - - - - - Have you read this book, get in touch to let us know your th…
 
For this week’s episode, we will talk about the state’s aquaculture industry, with a specific focus on a proposed salmon farm by American Aquafarms, a Norwegian-backed company, based in Portland, that is looking to raise Atlantic salmon in ocean pens at two, 60-acre sites in Frenchman Bay. This is the first of a two-part series on aquaculture. Toda…
 
The Old Man’s hunger takes hold of him in this episode and he imagines he can see a box of food floating on the lake. Sadly, it’s only a mirage. This provokes an increasingly panicky debate between the Old Man and the Worm about when and whether they can trust their senses, and what, exactly, is ‘reality’. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy in…
 
In this podcast episode, we discuss the books: Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty (very recently made into a mini-series) and The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab. Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever? These nine perfect strangers are about to find out... Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some ar…
 
Midcoast Maine is a beautiful place to work and live with many offerings for those who love to get into the outdoors in their free time. The area is a blend of landscapes featuring mountains, wetlands, lakes, rivers, forests and more, all tucked up against the North Atlantic. Georges River Land Trust has been working for decades to protect these la…
 
The Old Man meets the Sun in this episode, which is a little broader than most of the others. It’s about the individual’s place in the universe, and in the history of time. The Old Man thinks about the time he’s been on earth and the millions of years that came before him, and the massive distances involved when he looks at the sun and the stars. H…
 
In this book club episode, we discuss Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price a retelling with a twist of the famous Pride and Prejudice. When a scandalous murder shocks London high society, seventeen-year-old aspiring lawyer Lizzie Bennet seizes the opportunity to prove herself, despite the interference of Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy, the stern young hei…
 
Late summer and into fall is Fair season across Midcoast and Downeast Maine. A time to have some fun, enjoy great food, and see up close the bounty of our local agriculture and artisans. The pandemic changed that in 2020. With vaccines and changes to our social norms delivering a hope that COVID would fade away, the fairs have made a return this ye…
 
In this episode the Old Man begins talking to his own shadow, plus the shadows of the Worm and the Seagull. They all have differing views on what it’s like to be a shadow, but the Old Man’s shadow is particularly depressed by his role. What they’re discussing together is broadly happiness, and what makes us happy. See omnystudio.com/listener for pr…
 
In this Classical bookish episode, we discuss both The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. The Bluest Eye is the story of black, eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove. Pecola prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful and beloved as all the blond, blue-eyed children in America. In the autumn of 1941, …
 
Maine is well known for its seafood and the unique geography of the state's coastline makes it the perfect location to harvest a particular delicacy, the oyster. We talked with Krista Tripp of Spruce Head who comes from a family of lobsterman, an industry that she has also followed into. She recently started her own oyster operation, Aphrodite Oyst…
 
This episode is really all about the concept of ‘fairness’ and what is and isn’t fair. The Old Man finally catches a fish, who is at first grateful to have the hook removed from her mouth, but then appalled when she discovers that the Old Man plans to eat her. Her inability to comprehend this idea makes the Old Man question whether he should eat th…
 
In this book club episode, we decided to discuss two urban fantasy books: A Curse So Dark and Lonely by C.K. McDonnell The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin As always, will either of these books make it onto the shelf? Or will it split the sand for these two hosts? - - - - - - - - - Have you read this book, get in touch to let us know your thoughts. -…
 
Throughout the pandemic Dr. Nirav Shah has been a voice of comfort for Mainers, providing regular updates and measured response on the spread of COVID and the vaccines that followed. Shah is the Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention and has developed a fan following for his work during this time. We spoke with him in June …
 
The Old Man finds a bottle in the lake and when he uncorks it, a genie pops out. It turns out, that, somehow, the genie is The Old Man - or, at least, part of the Old Man’s soul. Inside the bottle is a note the Old Man wrote many years earlier when he was a child, before putting it into the bottle and throwing it out to sea. The note says: ‘Who am …
 
In this bookish episode, we discuss both The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon and Darius The Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram. When Shay Goldstein has been a producer at her Seattle public radio station, her boss decides Shay and Dominic are the perfect co-hosts for a new show 'The Ex Talk' where two exes discuss their relationship. While Shay and D…
 
It’s lobster week here at The Weekly and we are celebrating by talking with Linda Greenlaw, Maine lobsterman, fisherman, boat captain and award-winning author. Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland out another year to 2022, we talked all things lobster with Linda, like how tourists can enjoy her charter…
 
Nazir Afzal is a solicitor and the former chief crown prosecutor for north-west England. Among his notable cases, he brought the Rochdale sex grooming gangs to trial in 2012.Nazir’s parents arrived in the UK from Pakistan in 1961 and he was born in Birmingham the following year. After completing his legal training he started his career as a defence…
 
It begins to rain and the Old Man finds himself in conversation with a raindrop. After some discussion about why humans dislike rain, the Old Man asks if the raindrop has seen any kind of God sitting up in the clouds where she dropped from. This episode is about whether there is a God, and if so, where is it and what might it look like. See omnystu…
 
In this book club episode, we discuss A Million Reasons Why by Jessica Strawser. When a simple DNA test is taken, it blows up the life for one woman and gives hope to another. Caroline lives a full, happy life; Sela lives a life in shades of grey. But, both have just discovered they're sisters. As always, will this book make it onto the shelf? Or w…
 
Zachary Fowler is a Vermont native who now makes his home in Union Maine. Fowler is an avid outdoorsman who spent years living off the grid practicing a self sustaining lifestyle while providing for his family. He grabbed the national spotlight after winning season three of the History Channel wilderness survival show 'Alone' by lasting 87 days in …
 
Robert Macfarlane is a writer whose books about the natural world, including The Wild Places and The Old Ways, have won many prizes and taken root in the best-seller charts. He was born into a family of enthusiastic amateur climbers and his early memories include being carried up the Cairngorms on his father's back. This childhood experience led to…
 
For the third episode of The Weekly, we sit down with Acadia National Park Superintendent Kevin Schneider and Acadia National Park Science Coordinator Abe Miller Rushing to discuss the impacts of climate change and how the park is adjusting its management to adapt to an altered climate. Since the start of the country’s national parks, the goal has …
 
Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill is an Olympic gold medallist and three-time world champion heptathlete, and is one of the most successful women in British sporting history. She was the face of Team GB during the 2012 London Olympics, and her image adorned billboards and hoardings across the country in the run up to the Games.Born in Sheffield, Jessica disc…
 
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