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Podcast: AquaBabes Breakfast Club – Shirley’s Birthday Edition

Do you want to hear about fit bits; nipples; homosexuality; racist horses and Turkish women in saunas? Then this is the podcast for you. To celebrate Shirley’s birthday, the AquaBabes(TM) and I record our daily breakfast conversation at Xcel Leisure Centre. This is an eye-opening snapshot into our morning routine. We discuss all manner of topics without paying any attention to who is talking and when! As is typical of our talks, we often split off into groups of two before rejoining in the whole conversation. Hang onto your seats and prepare to be immersed into our world for...

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Podcast: Common Sense Solutions to Life’s Biggest Problems

Have to get up and pee in the middle of the night? Not enough Texas Independence Day celebration? Behind on your coursework? The Knights of the Oblong Table have got you covered. In this podcast, we talk at length about how to solve problems big and small, coming to some surprisingly clear and somewhat helpful conclusions. I suggested Robert Greene’s 42 Laws of Power, erroneously. Robert Greene has in fact spoiled us with 48 Laws of Power, which you can and should purchase here. I will warn you, there are some mild profanities towards the end. This is a longer...

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Big Kokka – Sublime Nikkei in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter

I did not believe it possible for alimentation to bring a man to tears. Big Kokka proved me wrong.  Whilst savouring the butterfish marinated in miso with pickled Nikkei, I shed a tear. I was not aware, in my meagre experience, that anything so seemingly banal could move me. The fact that this dish was cooked over coals makes it even more extraordinary. Now as I have mentioned before, I don’t like fish – but this was a unique experience. Though it was love at first bite and I have yet to cease thinking about the butterfish, I must...

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Podcast: The Importance of Intention

St Bernard of Clairvaux wrote circa 1150 “L’enfer est plein de bonnes volontés ou désirs”. From this we have derived a more modern expression, widely used: “the road to hell is paved with good intentions” But is it the thought that counts? How important is intention? The Knights of the Oblong Table return to discuss the meaning of intention and its constituent parts. This will be based on poor recollection of legal intention from my first year criminal law module. From misremembering case law to drag queens and murdering noisome children on airplanes, this podcast has it all! The wise...

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