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Oddnormal, a podcast that delves into the mysteries that surround us - from the seemingly mundane and casual occurrences that given a second look reveal very odd truths about our world all the way to those incredibly weird happenings that have no rational explanation at all. Is our world getting stranger? Has global weirding entered a critical phase. We’d like to find out.
 
*Not your typical sports podcast* "Unwanted Opinions" delivers real, non-scripted material with no filter coming from two millennial sports addicts! It's the kind of stuff that you wish you could hear on television. We cover everything from football and basketball, all the way down to golf and UFC. Give it a shot!
 
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Richard Thompson's Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice 1967-1975 (Algonquin Books, 2021) gives fans of his music a tale as rollicking and entertaining as the reels and ballads he recorded with the band Fairport Convention. Fairport Convention was one of the central bands in the British Folk Rock scene, blending traditional English songs an…
 
(0:00) Bertrand and Hardy, with Adam Jones sitting in for Zo, discuss the new information that has come out about why Kyrie Irving left Boston. (10:31) We talk about the issues that are plaguing MLB, including sticky substances and a lot of cheating allegations. (22:55) We worry if there is a Sports Hub ghost and take a couple calls on the Kemba Wa…
 
(0:00) Zolak and Bertrand, with Adam Jones sitting in for Zo, dive back into Kemba Walker being shipped out of Boston for Al Horford. (12:29) The crew goes back and forth on the betting odds for the next Celtics head coach, and Felger's report from his wife on Sam Cassell potentially being the guy. (25:34) With Jones in the studio, we reflect on hi…
 
(0:00) Zolak and Bertrand, with Adam Jones sitting in for Zo, discuss whether Cam Newton could be cut by Week 5 if he's the backup quarterback. (10:06) As we continue to break down Newton's strong finish to mandatory minicamp, a caller kicks off a conversation about Mac Jones redshirting for a year. (22:03) We give an update on the process to legal…
 
(0:00) Zolak and Bertrand, with Adam Jones sitting in for Zo, react to the news of Kemba Walker being dealt to the Thunder and Al Horford returning to the Celtics. (32:21) We dive into the latest news surrounding the Celtics search for a head coach, touching on Sam Cassell, John Calipari, and Chauncey Billups. See omnystudio.com/listener for privac…
 
(0:00) Zolak and Bertrand discuss sports gambling being back on the Massachusetts Legislature. (10:39) The crew goes back and forth on whether divers get attacked by sharks, after a listeners sends an email in for Zo. (23:41) Animal talk kicks off as a caller brings up the legendary Bear vs. Shark debate, with listeners offering up other interestin…
 
(0:00) Zolak and Bertrand continue to debate lobster diver Michael Packard allegedly being swallowed by a whale. (10:22) The crew goes back and forth on the 76ers collapsing once again, Kemba Walker being a fit for the Clippers, LeBron James speaking out about injuries, and what the latest news around the NBA means for the Celtics. (26:26) Bruce Ar…
 
(0:00) Zolak and Bertrand discuss Cam Newton shining at mandatory minicamp, along with Jarrett Stidham continuing to open eyes. (8:16) The crew reacts to what Newton’s throwing coach had to say about the work he’s been putting in this offseason. (19:35) We go back and forth on the Ravens banning the media from filming Lamar Jackson at OTAs and mini…
 
(0:00) Zolak and Bertrand react to Christian Arroyo fueling another dramatic Red Sox win, and Garrett Richards crying about the foreign substance crackdown after the game. (14:31) As more pitchers complain about the MLB shutting down any foreign substance use on the mound, we continue to dive into the issue and who's really at fault. (32:40) The cr…
 
In the years leading up to the First World War, a loose combination of serving naval officers, journalists, and politicians in Great Britain orchestrated a wave of support for the Royal Navy and an expanded, modernized fleet. In New Crusade: The Royal Navy and British Navalism, 1884-1914 (De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2021), Bradley Cesario charts the eme…
 
(0:00) Patriots radio play-by-play voice Bob Socci calls into Zolak and Bertrand with the latest updates from mandatory minicamp. (14:06) The crew discusses all the tweets flooding out from Patriots beat writers about today's mandatory minicamp. (24:00) We dive into Jayson Tatum missing out on some serious money after being snubbed of a spot on the…
 
(0:00) Wheel Wednesday continues for Zolak and Bertrand, as we start the hour by breaking down the trash talk surrounding The Match. (13:20) The crew goes back and forth on Paul Pierce starting his new marijuana brand. (27:42) After Vince Wilfork’s son steals his Super Bowl rings, the guys discuss the case and how he got caught by the police. (34:1…
 
(0:00) Zolak and Bertrand continue Wheel Wednesday by diving into a topic put forward by Zo, called Food For Thought. (10:10) As MLB’s war against foreign substances continues, we discuss Tyler Glasnow blaming them for his potentially season-ending elbow injury. (23:20) The crew breaks down Deion Branch saying he would still take Cam Newton as the …
 
(0:00) Zolak and Bertrand react to Cam Newton speaking with the media for the first time during mandatory minicamp. (15:03) We introduce Wheel Wednesday, a new segment on the show where it picks which topics we decide to talk about on that day. Topic #1 is Kyle Shanahan saying he felt bad for Mac Jones during the draft process. (23:54) The crew goe…
 
(0:00) Patriots radio play-by-play voice Bob Socci calls into the show to give us some insight into Patriots minicamps. (12:30) More reports of Mac Jones being the better QB at minicamp are coming out while Cam Newton continues to struggle throwing the ball. (24:30) The show anxiously awaits Cam Newton’s press conference. (33:10) Today's Takeaways …
 
(0:00) Belichick says Cam Newton had a “succession of building blocks” this offseason and is way ahead of last year, why does Belichick continue to go out of his way to praise Cam? (14:30) Cam Neely and Don Sweeney met with the media today and discussed the Bruins future and what roster moves need to be made. (22:50) The show discusses Cam Neely an…
 
(0:00) Shams Charania is reporting that an NBA Finals appearance would have gotten Brad Stevens 5-6 more years as Coach of the Celtics, if this is true why were he and the team so eager to move him upstairs? (14:30) The NBA is going to try and introduce a rule to deter players from using unnatural shooting motions to draw fouls. (jumping into playe…
 
(0:00) Bill Belichick says Cam Newton is light years ahead of where he was last year, should this have Patriots fans excited or skeptical? (13:10) Beetle has a theory on Belichick’s weather comments yesterday after learning Southwest Airlines had to ground all their flights due to a glitch in their weather system. (24:10) Belichick wouldn’t comment…
 
(0:00) 98.5 The Sports Hub's Alex Barth calls into the show to give us his biggest takeaways from Patriots mandatory minicamps. (14:45) Bruce Cassidy says he has no regrets starting Tuuka Rask in Game 6, should he have regrets about it? (22:30) Bob Beers over the weekend on the Hockey show said he believes the Bruins could bring in a veteran backup…
 
(0:00) Do the Red Sox need to be extra cautious about MLB cracking down on pitchers cheating because of Alex Cora and the teams past cheating incidents. (14:10) The Red Sox continue to deny that the MLB crackdown isn’t correlated to their recent struggles, has Chaim Bloom targeted too many spin rate guys who have been benefitting from the Spider Ta…
 
(0:00) Calls come in on the Diver being swallowed by a whale story. (16:10) 2020 was the first year in almost 15 years that one of the Boston Sports teams didn’t make it to their final four conference championship, which team is closest to getting back to their conference championship. (25:30) Calls come in on what team will be in their conference …
 
(0:00) Zo, Beetle and Hardy start Monday’s show discussing Zo’s water heater fiasco over the weekend; Stephen Gilmore did not show up this morning for Patriots minicamp, what will it take for him to show up? (13:30) Is Cam Newton feeling the heat from Mac Jones forcing him to fully participate in Patriots minicamp this week? (24:10) Which Patriots …
 
For most of the eighteenth century, British protestantism was driven neither by the primacy of denominations nor by fundamental discord between them. Instead, it thrived as part of a complex transatlantic system that bound religious institutions to imperial politics. As Katherine Carte argues, British imperial protestantism proved remarkably effect…
 
(0:00) Hardy and Bertrand, with McKone in the mix, react to a story about a diver "colliding" with a whale in Provincetown. (13:51) We do a tribute for 7News reporter Byron Barnett, who was always willing to ask direct questions to Bill Belichick, when many were too scared. (27:47) A caller sparks a conversation about whether Derek Fisher makes sen…
 
(0:00) Hardy and Bertrand, sitting in for Zo, discuss how they view motivation for different players and how much Tuukka Rask's torn hip labrum affected him in the playoffs. (8:32) The crew dives into what it means that Taylor Hall is staying in Boston for a few weeks after the season. (15:03) Zo calls in to give us an update on the loss of his wat…
 
(0:00) Hardy and Bertrand continue to discuss Zo's loss of his water heater and who was in Tuukka Rask's corner to start Game 6. (13:44) McKone takes a victory lap on Kemba Walker and the Celtics rumored breakup, and then we dive into the latest news surrounding their head coach search. (24:11) The guys react to the latest memes from Zo's water hea…
 
(0:00) Hardy and Bertrand, with Zo out due to a water heater crisis, give their condolences to their co-host’s broken piece of equipment. (11:25) We dive into Tuukka Rask’s torn hip labrum and what it says about the Bruins’ shortcomings in the playoffs. (26:16) The crew dives into Taylor Hall’s comments about staying in Boston after the season, and…
 
In this episode, I interview Anahid Nersessian, professor of English at UCLA, about her book, Keats’s Odes: A Lover’s Discourse (University of Chicago Press, 2021). In 1819, the poet John Keats wrote six poems that would become known as the Great Odes. Some of them—“Ode to a Nightingale,” “To Autumn”—are among the most celebrated poems in the Engli…
 
(0:00) Patriots radio play-by-play voice Bob Socci calls into the show to give us some insight into OTAs. (9:15) We react to the updates coming out of OTAs, while diving into the Patriots terrible track record at drafting wide receivers. (14:50) The crew dives back into some Bruins talk, after a call sparks a conversation about the team's lack of s…
 
(0:00) Zolak and Bertrand decipher the turning point in the Bruins-Islanders series. (13:24) After a listener tweets us a theory about the Bruins and Tuukka Rask’s injury, we go back and forth on the likelihood of it. (21:00) As more calls come in on the Bruins, we end up talking about crank windows and backup cameras. (29:20) We start with a small…
 
(0:00) Zolak and Bertrand discuss Don Sweeney’s shortcoming with the Bruins, and whether he makes sense for the organization moving forward. (10:10) We dive into whether the Bruins should bring Taylor Hall back following their disappointing playoff run, as more calls come in on the future of the team. (25:36) A listener sends an email that sparks a…
 
(0:00) Zolak and Bertrand react to the Bruins being eliminated after last night’s Game 6 loss to the Islanders. (14:56) We discuss how much blame Bruce Cassidy deserves for the Bruins disappointing playoff run, as calls come in on them falling short once again. (24:50) The crew goes back and forth on Tuukka Rask not being right for Game 6 and what …
 
Overcoming Challenges in the Mental Capacity Act 2005: Practical Guidance for Working with Complex Issues (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2019) both delivers on what promises and more: it gives practical and ethical guidance for mental health law practitioners, and applicable tools to apply the Mental Capacity Act 2005. It also provides the ethical a…
 
(0:00) Zolak and Bertrand continue to react to Tuukka Rask starting in net tonight, as calls come in on the decision. (11:24) We dive into the keys for the Bruins ahead of Game 6 against the Islanders. (24:34) The crew discusses a report from Farbod Esnaashari of Bleacher Report that Kemba Walker and the Celtics want a breakup. (31:25) Today's Take…
 
(0:00) Zolak and Bertrand react to Jake DeBrusk returning to the Bruins lineup, along with more calls on the Bruins outlook ahead of Game 6. (22:35) We dive into Felger's Celtics scoop yesterday about Jayson Tatum and Brad Stevens, along with the recent rumors surrounding their head coach search. (29:36) The crew goes back and forth on whether Don …
 
(0:00) Zolak and Bertrand continue to go back and forth on the Bruins outlook ahead of Game 6, with a potential love interesting calling in for T-Bone. (12:43) The crew discusses Tom E. Curran’s latest update on Dont’a Hightower’s future and whether he’d take a pay cut to stay with the Patriots. (20:17) We react to the breaking news of Tuukka Rask …
 
(0:00) Zo and Bertrand start the show by diving into who should start in the net tonight for the Bruins, Tuukka Rask or Jeremy Swayman? (13:41) Calls come in on the Bruins outlook ahead of Game 6, Rask vs. Swayman, and who needs to step up for Boston tonight. (32:25) We dive into the foreign substance issue in baseball, following Gerrit Cole’s comm…
 
Holocaust and Genocide historians have spent much time and effort recently considering the connections between the experiences and ideas of colonialism and subsequent mass atrocity violence. Jonas Kreienbaum's recent book A Sad Fiasco: Colonial Concentration Camps in Southern Africa, 1900–1908 (Berghahn Books, 2019) is an important contribution to …
 
(0:00) Should the Bruins be starting Swayman regardless of Rask injury progress knowing that he could be pulled at any moment? (13:30) What’s available at the Sports Hub store? (24:10) Zo Beetle and Hardy all believe Swayman should start game 6 but do the Bruins feel the same way? (32:30) Bruce Cassidy defended his comments about the refs during hi…
 
(0:00) Bruins Islanders talk continues as calls continue to come in on Cassidy being fined and what fans expect to see in game 6. (12:30) Is this the end for Tuuka Rask? Should it be the end for Tuuka Rask? (24:30) Bruins announce Brandon Carlo, Kevan Miller and Curtis Lazar will not play in Game 6, does Jake Debrusk get back in the lineup? (32:10)…
 
(0:00) Calls continue to come in on Rask vs Swayman and what the team should do heading into game 6. (12:30) NBA League officials are upset with the Brad Stevens-Danny Ainge transition putting Steven’s in a front office job with no experience. Breaking News Bruce Cassidy fined 25k by the NHL for comments about the refs. (24:10) Chris Simms had some…
 
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