Category: Podcasts

St Nick’s Pontifical Hour – Episode 1 – Nomenclature

St Nick and I ‘did a thing’ as the youth would say. Revision period was particularly tough and we faced the immense challenge of revising for half a dozen exams in tandem by writing and acting in a comedy podcast. Here, for your keen listening displeasure, is our pilot episode. If all of you don’t unsubscribe immediately, we may consider releasing another episode. Who knows? The night is young. Enjoy the fruits of our misplaced labour and step into the world of St Nick’s Pontifical Hour… Find the same episode on Soundcloud, if you dare.  ...

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Podcast: Edible Review, Saussie Edition

Good grief, another Edible Review! The boys and I met up after our fifth exam in as many days to create this defiantly inappropriate podcast. The last edible review was so well received that we convened and set about reviewing a range of delicious saussies for your listening pleasure once again. Our first saussie was the auspicious Polish garlic sausage from Lituanica in Snow Hill.  Second on our salacious salami quest was the Bastides French minature salamis. Keeping to the theme of dry cured French saussies, we moved straight onto the salami sec, from the deli in Waitrose...

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Podcast – The Power and The Glory, Reflective Review

Graham Greene is regarded as one of the finest writers in the 20th Century. His archetypal ‘Catholic novel’ made unfathomable contributions to the furthering of literature. This novel, suggested to me by Professor John McEldowney (who kindly assented to record an assessed podcast on Fox Hunting), moved me greatly. We were privileged greatly to be able to record this podcast in St Mary’s Catholic Church in Harborne, a portentous location given the thrust of this novel. Louise Griffiths; St Nicholas Jenkins and Steve Bavington join me for this momentous podcast. It contains major spoilers. If you wish to understand...

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Podcast – Edible Review, Biscuit Edition

Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits. Carl Sandburg   St Nick sent me a message decrying the unjust comparative esteem in which Malted Milk biscuits are held. The only way I could fathom to remedy such a heinous misperception was to review a bunch of cookies and record the experience for everyone. I believe this podcast is a definitive piece which sets the true worth of the Malted Milk against a global background of baked delights. Now if you haven’t picked up on my sarcasm by now, I have failed as a writer. In truth,...

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Podcast – Tuesdays With Morrie, a Reflective Review

Morris (Morrie) Schwartz was a professor of sociology at Brandeis University. He is the main subject of Tuesdays with Morrie, a bestselling book by Mitch Albom, a sports writer and former student of his. The events held within this book were set in motion by a Nightline interview, in which Mitch saw Morrie for the first time since his time at university. The interview is embedded below, as supplementary material.   Following this interview, Mitch visited Morrie every Tuesday for the final three months of his teacher’s life. Each week, a new topic was discussed. At the end of...

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