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Emperors of Rome
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“Great empires are not maintained by timidity.” - Tacitus. A podcast series looking at the rulers of the ancient Roman empire, by Dr Rhiannon Evans and Matt Smith.
 
THE BAY AREA'S #1 ARTS AND CULTURE PODCAST with Kate Rhoades and Maysoun Wazwaz
 
The Richard and Judy Book Club Podcast. Sit back, relax and get comfortable with Richard and Judy’s thoughts and exclusive interviews. Once you've had a listen why not join in the debate at http://www.whsmith.co.uk/richardandjudy and let us know what you think about the books.
 
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Papertrail Podcast
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Papertrail is a monthly interview series where writers share and discuss three books that have inspired and influenced them. Find new authors, discover exciting books, and get creative insights from exciting writers.
 
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This week we have a rollicking chat with Maria Jenson, the executive director of SOMArts. We chat about transitioning from working at a major museum to a community-based arts organization. We also talk about Greek theater, scooter riders, and raves. All the music in this episode is by Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids SOMArts Augusto Boal SOMArts ...…
 
Megan Hunter is the author of ‘The End We Start From’. Her poetry has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and she was a finalist for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award with her short story ‘Selfing’. Megan's Book Choices: Bluets by Maggie Nelson In The Cut by Susanna Moore NW by Zadie Smith You can follow Megan on Twitter and Instagram @ ...…
 
This week Shannon joins us to explain what's going on with Proposition E and where all that tax money is going to go. We also do some shoutouts and talk about a badass scale model. All the music in this episode is by Cubby Creatures Volunteer for Southern Exposure's auction! Take Part - the scale model of San Francisco project! We are crunching ...…
 
Unlike every other novel set in the Second World War, this is a charming, thoughtful and uplifting novel about the power of humanity, friendship and the courage of those who lived through the time. One to leave you smiling and feeling positive about the world.
 
The Roman poet Ovid penned The Book of Love in three volumes as a manual for how to deal with the art of love and seduction during the slightly austere days of the reign of Augustus. This isn't exactly 'Men are From the Temple of Mars, Women are From the Temple of Venus', but happy Lupercalia everyone! Guest: Assoc Professor Peter Davis (Visiti ...…
 
This week we get waist deep in clay and fruit juice with artist, Cathy Lu. Plus, Maysoun is back! We talk papaya, guava, blood, Florida, lung safety, and hand care. Who could ask for anything more!? All the music in this episode is by Dogon Lights Cathy Lu Johansson Projects Recology SFAC Prequalified Pool (Deadline: 3/7) Silicosis Obscene!…
 
This week Kate chats with artist, Amy Balkin. Amy has been grappling with climate change for over a decade. Kate asks her to weigh in on disasters, the dairy industry, existential crises, and Ed Begley Junior. All the music in this episode is by San Cha Amy Balkin GREENACTION SMOG INDEX Andres Chang The Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment ...…
 
A web of stories of secrets and relationships entwine and also unwind with the discovery of a series of letters. Elizabeth Noble says wanted to write a joyful novel and with Love, Iris she appears to have succeeded.
 
The equites belonged to a class of Roman citizen dating back to the kingdom of Rome. Ranked below the senatorial class, they grew in power and influence, occupying key positions in the government and military. Guest: Dr Caillan Davenport (Senior Lecturer, Roman History, Macquarie University)
 
This week artist and arts organizer, Sarah Thibault guest hosts while Maysoun is doing a covert international mission. We do some real shop talk about painting and Minnesota politics! Also Sarah helps Kate discover her geographic astrological zones. All the music in this episode is by Toro y Moi Sarah Thibault David Lasley The Painting Salon Ne ...…
 
Chris is the author of the short story collection ‘Mothers’. You can find his ‘A Brief Survey of The Short Story’ columns on The Guardian. Chris's Book Choices: A Tomb for Boris Davidovich by Danilo Kiš Molloy by Samuel Beckett Homesick For Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh You can follow Chris on twitter @Chris_Power If you haven't already, pl ...…
 
Research assistant Katy Kondo joins us this week while Maysoun is engaged in spy work somewhere outside of the United States. We will share some delightful upcoming events with you! All the music in this episode is by Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers Take the poll for SF arts funding!!! https://sf.arts-impact.com/poll Tell your friends! Shoutout t ...…
 
Back for her third time on the Richard and Judy Book Club, Clare Mackintosh presents a psychological thriller that has had us all hooked from the opening pages. Was it suicide? Was it murder? What is it like to be back on the book the book club again?
 
The ultimate triumvirate! Three people present three Roman history topics each for three minutes. In this episode you'll here: - The unfortunate demise of Cinna the poet - Cicero's reluctance to send panthers to those in need - The sensitive subject of baldness - PTSD bought on by the Carthaginian War - Women donning a toga - Claudius' edicts a ...…
 
No new episode this week! Instead, we present you with some poems. Read more poetry in 2019! Tongo Eisen Martin - buy his book Maxine Chernoff - buy her book Brandon Brown - buy his bookBy katerhoades@gmail.com (Congratulations Pine Team).
 
This week we are overjoyed to talk to artist, Nicki Green. She gives us the deep dish on Vulcan hand gestures, mushrooms, mikvehs, and so much more! Have a safe and happy new year, listeners! CORRECTION: Nicki's performance lecture is at Fused Space from 4 - 6pm on January 9th and is in tandem with a reading from Claudia La Rocco. All the music ...…
 
Another debut author who is taking the world by storm kicks off the new series of the Richard and Judy Book Club. The Oxford graduate and former publishing executive lived in England for ten years before returning to New York City the setting of this novel now in development for a major film. Here he explains to Richard and Judy how it all came ...…
 
Happy holidays everyone! This is a different episode to usual, where Alex and Sophie have a festive round-up of some of their favourite books from this year (and a few from previous years) Was the crackling fire a bit much? Shownotes: Longform interview with Sheila Heti Nut Loaf Recipe
 
This week we talk with artist, performer, and everything, Beatrice L. Thomas. We talk land art, drag, racial edging, gaming your brain, cowboy hats, and so much more! All the music in this episode is by Twilight Beatrice L. Thomas Coaching and Consulting Black Benatar on KALW Brava Theater The Hitter (1979) Crochet the grand canyon!…
 
Saturnalia was the biggest festival on the Roman calendar - that special time in December when you gathered all your loved ones close, made a sacrifice to Saturn, and celebrated the festive season. Guest: Dr Rhiannon Evans (Senior Lecturer, Classics and Ancient History, La Trobe University).
 
This week we have a rollicking chat with Dena Beard, the director and plumber of the LAB! She shares her leadership philosophy, her fashion secrets, and her love for parking garages. All the music in this episode is by FM-84 The LAB (Donate!) Sign this petition to save the Red Stone Labor Temple (the home of the LAB!) W.A.G.E. Bay Area Common W ...…
 
Rhiannon is a columnist, feature writer, and editor for The Guardian. In 2012 she co-founded The Vagenda which was published in book form by Vintage. Her debut Novel, ‘The Tyranny of Lost Things’ was published by Sandstone Press in 2018. Rhiannon's Book Choices: Dept. Of Speculation by Jenny Offill The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante Bad ...…
 
An unexpected pregnancy at 45 makes for a quirky, funny and poignant debut novel from former lawyer Sarah Heywood. A book with a slam-bam finish says Richard. Find out more.
 
This week we talk about stuff happening at the Wattis, being post-exhibition, and robots that have the dexterity of a human hand. We're also sad that Sarah Thibault is moving away. Plus the laundromats are disappearing! Pretty much all the music in this episode is by Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids WAGENCY Roscoe Mitchell Craig Calderwood Steph ...…
 
This week artist, writer, and birder Jenny Odell tells us about the invasion of the business snatchers! I can't even type anything about it, because it's too byzantine and bizarre. We also talk about other internet things and whether humanity is fucked or not. All the music in this episode is by Ghosts of Lightning A Business With No End How to ...…
 
Using the voice of six year old Zach, Rhiannon Navin uses the authentic voice of an honest, bright, intelligent, and observant child to tell the tale of a parent's nightmare. Passionate and proactive Rhiannon tells Richard and Judy how it has inspired her in her own life too.
 
The power and prevalence of Latin - how did it develop, how has it influenced language, and where can we still come across it today? Guest: Dr Rhiannon Evans (Senior Lecturer, Classics and Ancient History, La Trobe University).
 
Tasha is a SFF writer living in London. Her debut novel, the Mughal India inspired epic fantasy, ‘Empire of Sand’ came out on the 13th of November in the US and the 15th of November in the UK. Go check it out! TASHA'S BOOK CHOICES: The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente A Spell of Winter by Helen Dunmore You ca ...…
 
This week we have a ton of listener questions to answer! We talk about art colonies, cults, group dynamics, and John Cage. Maysoun also reviews a talk given by Carrie Mae Weems and the Ragnar Kjartansson performance piece that happened at the Women's Building. All the music in this episode is by the Homophones GREX Donate to these: The Women's ...…
 
As an actor he has wowed audiences Tom Hanks has wowed audiences with notable performances. He has played Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks, Robert Langdon in The Da Vinci Code and voiced Sheriff Woody in the Toy Story film series. Now he has penned a series of short stories all linked to his love and collection of typewriters.…
 
Spartacus amassed an army and had some victories against the Romans. While he was ultimately unsuccessful, the story of his rebellion against oppressors would grow, and find a sympathetic audience in the modern time. Guest: Dr Rhiannon Evans (Senior Lecturer, Classics and Ancient History, La Trobe University).…
 
This week Kate is giving Maysoun a ride to the de Young. We talk about the election results, a guy who wrote a book, and French sociologists. Plus we have some treasured listener feedback! All this music in this episode is by Favors Carrie Mae Weems What it Means to Write About Art by Jarrett Earnest Kate's weird video http://spacecats.org/ Dis ...…
 
This week Kate has poison oak in her eye and is on Prednisone. Be careful in the woods, people! We talk about the trouble going on at SFAI and Galleria de la Raza and some of the other bullshit going on. All the music in this episode is by The Coup Galleria de la Raza EtherBrown.com What Happens When All the Curators are Gone? by Sarah Hotchkis ...…
 
This pacy, twisting, turning marriage thriller has had readers gripped. The author's experience as a news reporter and political correspondent gives her an edge that Richard and Judy admire.
 
When Spartacus escaped the gladiator training school he may not have realised what he had started. What began as a simple bid for freedom soon became a cause for slaves around Italy, and he attracted thousands of followers. The Romans were forced to pay attention to this enemy from within, despite the fact that there was little glory to be foun ...…
 
This week we get into the nitty gritty of email organization and arts education with Lex Leifheit! She is the former director of SOMArts, currently works in the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development, and is running for the Board of Education in SF! The election is November 6th! All the music in this episode is by Lumerians ...…
 
Another fantastic debutant this time with a tale of love for a convicted death row prisoner. Psychological suspense, true crime and a darn good read and this interview between author and Richard and Judy is a darn good listen too.
 
The Roman empire was made mighty through the hard work of slaves, but occasionally they escaped, banded together and fought back. The last and greatest slave rebellion was lead by Spartacus, a man who has come to symbolise the oppressed and resistance against tyranny. We begin the story of his life by looking at his time as a gladiator. Guest: ...…
 
This week we give our endorsements in the upcoming election! Yes on prop 10! Yes on E! (in SF) Cat Brooks for Mayor of Oakland! Jovanka Beckles for the 15th Assembly District!!! All the music in this episode is by JEEPNEYS Alameda County Green Party Voter Guide East Bay Young Dems DSA East Bay League of Pissed Off Voters League of Women Voters ...…
 
Daisy’s debut short story collection ‘Fen’ came out in 2016 and made some serious waves. Now, at just 27, she’s on the Booker Prize Shortlist for her novel ‘Everything Under’. Sophie spoke with Daisy about three of the books that are important to her and her writing. (They spoke before the shortlist was announced, so please forgive there being ...…
 
We're back! We got a ton of listener feedback while we were gone, so we sort through that this week. We went to some shows also! We're easing back into it, people. Plus we celebrate our 15 new production interns. The only music in this episode is Reunited by Peaches and Herb What Happens When All the Curators Are Gone? by Sarah Hotchkiss TWR Ra ...…
 
The heart-breaking and unforgettable international bestseller begins a news series of the book club. A tale of love and survival, and the real story behind one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust – the blue numbers tattooed on prisoners' arms. Heather Morris joins the club via the power of the internet.…
 
Slaves were an integral part of the Roman society, responsible for much of the domestic duties and manual labour for any self respecting and vaguely wealthy Roman citizen. Life as a slave was harsh – you were treated as property, the best you could hope for was freedom, and at worst being worked to death. But it’s unlikely Rome would be a city ...…
 
A compulsive read mixing power and class, race, domesticity and motherhood from this French Moroccan author, now an advisor to President Macron. Published in the US as The Perfect Nanny.
 
Aaron is the Director & Editor of Broken Sleep Books as well as the author of the poetry collection ‘Tertiary Colours’. He has two upcoming collections in 2019, ‘Angels The Size of Houses’ and ‘The Last Hundred’ Aaron's Book Choices: The Dirt by Neil Strauss, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars The Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Mura ...…
 
Returning to the Richard and Judy Book Club Joanna Cannon has written a tale full of humour, friendship, love, mystery, suspense and tragedy featuring residents of the Cherry Tree retirement home Florence, Elsie, Jack and a new arrival.
 
Classical authors such as Cicero and Plutarch would have us believe that the elderly were revered, active citizens of ancient Rome. But on closer inspection that may not be the case, and older people mightn’t have the power and respect in society that we first supposed. Guest: Professor Tim Parkin (Elizabeth and James Tatoulis Chair of Classics ...…
 
This cleverly written thriller has had the film rights snapped up by Steven Speilberg. Here how these dual authors and great friends wrote this book in a very unusual way.
 
The women of Rome are largely missing from the written records, and often come up only tangently in works by and or about the men in their lives. They’re often painted as villains, temptresses, and poisoners – Clodia is no exception. Guest: Dr Rhiannon Evans (Senior Lecturer, Classics and Ancient History, La Trobe University)…
 
A story of denial and acceptance, betrayal and love as a mother seeks bonding time for her son with her estranged husband, for reasons they are yet to discover.
 
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