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Become a Paid Subscriber: https://anchor.fm/snowfire09/subscribe Come with me on the journey through the traditional 78 cards. Along the way I will share how the cards relate to your heroic story!
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Northern Ireland has a better story to tell — one that goes beyond bombs, bullets and a sunken ship. You are part of this story. With 300+ conversations featuring some of the incredible people who call this place home, our weekly show gives you the chance to get away from the clickbait and connect with the amazing things happening in Belfast. Previous guests include NASA Scientists, Billion-Dollar CEOs, 91-year-old park-runners, Oscar-winning directors, Olympic Gold medalists, Bitcoin Auctio ...
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Comfort Creatures

Ella McLeod, Alexis B. Preston

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Comfort Creatures is a show for people who prefer their friends to have paws instead of hands! Every week, Alexis and Ella talk to guests about their pets or creatures that give them comfort, discuss their favorite fictional critters, learn about pets in history, and discover differences between pet ownership across the pond. Whether you have a giant sloth, two siamese skinks, or just know way too much about unicorns, every animal friend is welcome on Comfort Creatures!
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Satisfy your celluloid addiction with the "Cinema Junkie" podcast, where you can mainline film 24/7. This film and entertainment series is run by KPBS Film Critic Beth Accomando. So if you need a film fix, want to hear what filmmakers have to say about their work, or just want to know what's worth seeing this weekend, then you've come to the right place.
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Nature Works podcast is for everyone who wants to understand our relationship with the natural world and how we can go about improving it. Emphasising science, wild experiences and superbly articulated stories, we learn from global experts across a range of environmental, conservation and adventure topics. From the last untouched coral reefs of the Pacific to the mountains of Alaska, to the kelp forests of Britain, to the high mountain homes of the snow leopard. Join us as Nature Works disco ...
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I am Anshul Akhoury, and I am an award winning travel blogger from India. I am an advocate of responsible travel in India and have won Silver in Outlook Traveller India Responsible Travel Awards. I have worked in Himalayas to control plastic pollution, raise awareness for climate change in India and volunteered in Ladakh for preservation of Snow Leopard Habitats. Here, on this podcast, I will connect with different experts from the field of responsible travel who have done something signific ...
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Nick Askew from Conservation Careers uncovers what it's like to work in wildlife conservation. He explores how to get a conservation job, and discusses the latest industry news, by speaking to professional conservationists who share their career stories and advice. So if you want the inside scoop on the life of a professional conservationist and their industry, are feeling lost in your conservation job hunt and need some direction, or wanting to switch careers into conservation but don't kno ...
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Tooth & Claw: True Stories of Animal Attacks

Wes Larson, Jeff Larson, Mike Smith | QCODE

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True stories of the most extreme wild animal attacks ever documented, told and explained by Wes Larson, a wildlife biologist and animal behavior expert. Wes is joined by his brother Jeff and their mutual friend Mike, and in each episode the three pour over the details of animals attacks and explain how listeners can avoid these kinds of dangerous encounters, and learn a new appreciation for the wild things of the world
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Science Rundown

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Daily health tips and the latest science news from Pedro Flores, MAS, RRT, PhDs. | This podcast was created in Anchor. To make your own podcast for free, visit https://anchor.fm/sciencerundown
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BENCHED

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Benched brings you the stories that are sitting on the sidelines of sport, from the inspiring, the harrowing or often absurd. This is a show that isn’t just about sport, but instead acts as as a prism to explore the real world.
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This week Ella has some exciting Snow Leopard news and Alexis discovers the greatest community effort possibly of all time: The Fishdoorbell (De Visdeurbel)! Plus, Ella has some cat DRAMA outside her window and Alexis struggles with Crumb's ear infection and Cricket's feelings. We also have a great Ready Pet Go from Katie! When we recorded this we …
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Peter Baca's first camping trip began like a dream, but quickly turned into a nightmare when a black bear crashed his camp site. Thus began a fight not only for his own life, but for his family's as well. Watch this episode here: https://youtu.be/9FBcwEeTvXI ~~ To advertise on the show, contact us! ~~ Tooth & Claw is brought to you by QCODE. Suppor…
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Graham Robinson is an Artist and Director with over 15 years of experience working with household names like Netflix, Universal Music Group, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Dua Lipa and the BBC. In this episode, we talk about: How the creative journey is made up of incremental steps rather than huge Hollywood moments Discovering his art form at a young age T…
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In honor of Ella's book release (THE MAP THAT LED TO YOU), Ella has some very fun history on sea dragons, both real and fictional! Then, Alexis did some research about nursery rhymes involving animals. Ever wondered why those mice were blind? Find out! We also have a Ready Pet Go from Melissa and Merlin as well as some updates on our Redwall readin…
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Meetings are a core part of our working lives, and yet studies have found that 50% of time spent in meetings is often wasted. When viewed as a whole that's often billions, if not trillions, of dollars wasted annually, which could be put to much better use. But why do we spend so much of our precious lives clogged up in a confetti of mediocre meetin…
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Alan Mahon is the Belfast-born Founder and CEO of Brewgooder, an impact beer brand, B Corp, and the fastest-growing independent UK beer brand of 2023. In this episode, we talk about: Meeting George Clooney & Leonardo Dicaprio Leaving his "three mums” behind to move to Scotland The tension between doing good and making money How getting a parasite i…
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Lucy Rose is a fantastic writer, but more importatly she has a cat named Figgy! We learn abour Figgy's wild former life, her very particular favorite movie, and her rat hunting skills (spoiler: she's terrified of them). Ella and Alexis also have some updates about their pets, plus ELLA'S NEW BOOK IS OUT! THE MAP THAT LED TO YOU is available whereve…
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Wes takes an opportunity to talk about how animals can act violently towards humans even in unexpected and unpredictable circumstances, Jeff issues a tragic update on Flaco the Eurasian eagle-owl, and Mike carries the Coyotes Be Wylin' torch for the first time. If you have some money to spare and want to put it towards a worthy cause, consider help…
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Marty Neill is the founder of AirPOS. He’s also an ex-music journalist and avid retro gamer. In this episode, we talk about: Leaving school illegally at 15-years-old Building and selling video games as a kid on his Spectrum + 2 How all the best things in his life have come from “tiny rooms” Why you should never fall in love with your business Ideas…
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Have you considered going back to university and doing a Master's Degree in order to become more employable within the sector? Perhaps you’ve looked at many programmes and wondered if they are tooling you up with the right skills employers value. In today’s podcast, we’re speaking with Dr Stephen Green who’s the course leader for an exciting new Ma…
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Máirtín Ó Muilleoir is the publisher of the Andersonstown News in Belfast and the Irish Echo in New York. In this episode, we talk about: Why he has a blackbird on his business card How he was able to buy a business with no money The future of the newspaper industry Growing up in Andytown during the sixties Challenges facing the media sector The sy…
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It's week two of MaxFun Drive and we've got a full house this week! We are joined by Austin Taylor and Brenda Snell of Secret Histories of Nerd Mysteries, and we've solved the biggest secret of all: They both have fantastic pets. Austin tells us all about the dramatic dynamics of pets Opal, Kat, and Karol. And Brenda discusses Angel the cat as well…
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Wes finishes telling the story of the leopard of Rudraprayag, and Jeff gives a small sample of this years Animal March Madness bracket. Watch this episode here: https://youtu.be/47YKr1svj-s ~~ To advertise on the show, contact us! ~~ Tooth & Claw is brought to you by QCODE. Support the show and get access to an extensive library of exclusive episod…
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Patrick Treacy is a pioneer in Aesthetic Medicine. Throughout his incredible career, he’s won countless awards, trained thousands of doctors and trail-blazed new protocols used around the world today. In this episode, we talk about: Smuggling cars across the German border to pay for med school Being arrested in Iraq under suspected espionage How be…
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HAPPY MAX FUN DRIVE! To honor this exciting week we're joined by Drea Clark from Maximum Film! We learn about her current cats, chat the funniest cat names, and some of our favorite animal performances in films! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT SO FAR! The MaxFun drive is the exciting time of the year where we rally for your support to keep our podcast g…
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In this episode we’re speaking with the Deputy Global Conservation Director at WWF International, Cristianne Close. Cris describes herself as ‘passionate about creating positive change in the world, especially aiming to make the impossible, possible’. In this episode, we discuss how she gave up a fast-paced corporate career to follow her purpose an…
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Hear the full episode by becoming a member! Go to maximumfun.org/join to join! You will get this bonus episode plus all of the other BoCo from past years. Plus, cool gifts and the bragging rights to say you contribute to the art you love! Thank you! You make this show possible! maximumfun.org/joinBy Alexis B Preston, Ella McLeod, Blair Preston
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This special network wide event is a celebration of the MaxFunDrive! If you’d like to support podcasts you love for just $5 a month and get bonus gifts in the process, go to maximumfun.org/join. We’re kicking off the most exciting time of the year for the MaxFun Network with a trivia game show featuring hosts from tons of great podcasts. J. Keith v…
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Peter Hannan is a Meat Merchant who supplies 400+ restaurants throughout Ireland, the UK and Europe, including some of the biggest names in the industry. In this episode, we talk about: How he started out in the meat business (Aka, butchering lambs for his mum's mate's freezer as a boy) Moving to America at 19-years-old to learn from the masters of…
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It's Ella's birthday! What better way to celebrate than to talk about greek mythology surrounding Pisces! We also discuss some fun fish facts and the Angler fish and learn why they are the ultimate girlboss. Happy birthday Ella! We'll see you next week for the MAX FUN DRIVE! Send us YOUR pet stories (Ready, Pet, Go!) at comfortcreatures@maximumfun.…
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In the early 1900s, one leopard was responsible for the deaths of over 100 people in Rudraprayag, India. Wes covers several of the more notable stories of its reign of terror, and explains why leopards can become uniquely dangerous to the humans who live close to them. Watch this episode here: https://youtu.be/n_xGfEAKdFY ~~ To advertise on the sho…
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Iain Percy is the founder of Artemis Technologies and a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist. In this episode, we talk about: How he fell in love with the water His work with professional sailing teams around the world Building the world's first electric workboat and electric passenger ferry The pros/cons of bringing an Olympic mindset to business Limiti…
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This week Ella and Alexis honour the leap year by giving frogs their flowers and toads the praise they deserve. They also honour the arrival of Alexis' new niece with a deep dive into birthing -- warning... the episode is not for the squeamish. Or indeed for anyone who doesn't want to know about naked mole rat birthing. We also have a fascinating a…
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Have you ever felt like escaping the rat race and travelling the world? Seeking impact, adventure and new experiences? Perhaps volunteering for nature conservation organisations, and setting yourself for a career change or education when you return? But with the world as your playground … where do you start? How do you plan such a trip to ensure yo…
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Alan Weir is a top leader at Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK. In today's episode, we talk about: His first job in Belfast Zoo Amusement park as a kid Working in a seatbelt factory Leaving home Managing a team of 40 English men in his early-twenties (And the leadership lessons he learned as a result) The powerful culture Toyota have created Experienci…
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This week Ella and Alexis chat lucky escapes and rodents performing daring feats of rescue! Also, some hot analysis of smart grumpy pups and happy bimbos, and a Guinness world record scandal! Plus, we have a Ready Pet Go from Ginger and Chonk. Send us YOUR pet stories (Ready, Pet, Go!) at comfortcreatures@maximumfun.org and don't forget to rate, re…
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In 2013, Matt Dyer ventured out to northern Canada hoping to spot a polar bear. He ended up getting an up-close view of one, and it turned into a fight for his life. ~~ To advertise on the show, contact us! ~~ Tooth & Claw is brought to you by QCODE. Support the show and get access to an extensive library of exclusive episodes like this by supporti…
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Ross Lazaroo-Hood is the CEO of Clearer Water: “a social-impact company” based in Larne. He's also the founder of Landmark Insurance Group and cofounder of the RUSA Foundation Charity. In today's episode, we talk about: Where his name comes from Growing up in an estate in Larne Getting the freedom of the city award in London How his start-up didn't…
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