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The Ekiben Podcast is a cute, compact, lovingly curated lunchbox of nerdy train goodness. Hosts Cara Gerard and Jared Peterson love everything to do with trains and rail travel, and in each episode they regale one another with enthusiastic, shakily-sourced stories about trains, stations, routes, journeys and connections that have sparked their interest.
 
Crypto Token Talk is a podcast by host Kelley Weaver for those interested in learning “Crypto 101” and exploring the new frontier of blockchain technology. It serves as an entertaining on-ramp and newbie-friendly gateway to learning resources related to the world of cryptocurrency. Each episode features a different industry expert in the blockchain sphere or their respective field. Kelley Weaver is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Melrose PR, a leading cryptocurrency and blockchain ...
 
This is a small collection of whimsical poems by the American physician and author Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. "The Deacon's Masterpiece" describes the "logical" outcome of building an object (in this case, a two-wheeled carriage called a shay) that has no weak points. The economic term "one hoss shay," referring to a certain model of depreciation, derives its name from this poem. "How the Old Horse Won the Bet" is a lighthearted look at a horse race. Finally, "The Broomstick Train" is a wond ...
 
A daily (5-day-a-week) podcast feed of true Oregon stories -- of heroes and rascals, of shipwrecks and lost gold. Stories of shanghaied sailors and Skid Road bordellos and pirates and robbers and unsolved mysteries. An exploding whale, a couple shockingly scary cults, a 19th-century serial killer, several very naughty ladies, a handful of solid-brass con artists and some of the dumbest bad guys in the history of the universe. From the archives of the Offbeat Oregon History syndicated newspap ...
 
From the catwalk of the upper terminal, the newly tensioned tram cables look like tight ropes you could walk on all the way to the clock tower. The sun glistens off them, the new towers and the buildings at the base. The wind blows up there, even on the sunniest days, and the Tetons feel close enough to touch ? or at least fly to. Garaventa crews continue to work on the upper terminal, setting in place both the stairs up to the catwalk and the bucking bronco aluminum railings on the loading ...
 
A show about all things geek: comics, movies, TV, toys, role-playing games, video games, etc. The podcast is recorded complete with alcoholic beverages, and new episodes every Monday afternoon. The very first Geek Show was called Geek Chat and premiered on the Radio From Hell Show KXRK X96 in Salt Lake City on August of 1996. The name changed to GEEK SHOW for legal reasons. Although the panelists have changed through the years, The host has remained, Kerry Jackson. Now he is joined by a pane ...
 
Join Austin, a former Disneyland Cast Member, as she takes you through the outrageous and sometimes downright strange origin stories of your favorite theme parks, attractions, and shows. The outlandish history of Disneyland, Disney World, Universal Studios, Knott’s Berry Farms, and much more will be explored along with some outrageous stories from former Employees & Cast Members. What are you waiting for? For your safety, remain seated with your hands, arms, feet, and legs inside the podcast ...
 
Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse was an English comic writer who enjoyed enormous popular success for more than seventy years. Best known today for the Jeeves and Blanding Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a talented playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of fifteen plays and of 250 lyrics for some thirty musical comedies. (excerpts from Wikipedia)
 
Rick Steves Austria Audio Tours provide humorous and insightful commentary on the art and history of many of Austria's most notable museums and historic sites. Each tour includes a PDF companion map, downloadable at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours. Subscribe to get them all! Excerpted from the Rick Steves Vienna, Salzburg and Tirol guidebook. All rights reserved. You'll find related travel information for these destinations at http://www.ricksteves.com.
 
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The Mount Hood Skiway was the brainchild of Dr. J. Otto George, who came up with the idea just after the Second World War, as the popularity of skiing started to explode nationwide. The idea would be, rather than properly engineering a six- or eight-passenger gondola in the usual way, to incorporate the latest skyline-logging technology to hoist an…
 
Tram Colwin is an artist and designer of custom prints, art work and stationary goods. Tram creates out of a desire to capture beauty in nature and everyday life. Born in Vietnam, her family immigrated in 1996 and found their home in Bentonville, Arkansas where she grew up. With a love for art, Tram got her degree in Fine Art and eventually launche…
 
[Vietnamese: Two hundred and thirty-eight – Without realising] The sun’s starting to set in the northern hemisphere, but we’re only getting started in Australia. Michael, Liam and Io have found some of the hottest pop and dance in languages other than English for your listening pleasure. Liked a particular track? Check the links to watch the videos…
 
[Bulgarian: Two hundred and forty-two – Slow down] Grab your leg warmers and the Casio as the 80s make a comeback on tonight’s show. Michael, Liam and Io are feeling the synthy love thanks to a few of the tracks in this week’s line up. Hopefully you feel the love too! Liked a particular track? Check the links to watch the videos. You can even vote …
 
They never did see any action against the Japanese spies and commando teams they expected. But the fact that they were on the job may have had something to do with the fact that none ever tried to come ashore. (Oregon Coast; 1942-1944) (For text and pictures, see http://www.offbeatoregon.com/1503c.sand-pounders-uscg-ww2-330.html)…
 
Broadcast live and silly from AwSHUX 2020, this episode sees Ava and Tom delve into Mottainai (10:11) and A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (31:32)- the two very different boxes chosen for their respective application videos. Betwixt these two discussions we ramble about the infinite flowcharts of Combat Commander (06:45) and Dominant Species (16:0…
 
Residents of Linn County probably had a bit of an edgy time over Thanksgiving in 1895. The county jail in Albany had played host, for the previous month and a half, to not one but two of the most notorious murderers in the history of the state. Linn County’s murder season kicked off in the tiny community of Jordan on Sept. 26, when mild-mannered ho…
 
In the days when Portland was a rough, tough, hard-drinking, hard-punching dockside town, the city's “crimping” activity actually generated international incidents with foreign governments. (Portland, Multnomah County; 1890s) (For text and pictures, see http://www.offbeatoregon.com/H1006c_ShanghaiPDX.html)…
 
After out-of-state interests overplayed their hand and showed how little power locals had in their own state, Populists and renegade Republicans got together to do something about it. The result: The initiative-petition system. (Salem, Marion County; 1901) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1612d.oregon-system-initiative-referendu…
 
Dave Thornton, Michelle Brasier, Dilruk Jayasinha, Harley Breen with Professor Clare Wright, Professor Jenny Graves, Thomas Caldwell. SUPPORTERS Moon Dog Brewing https://moondogbrewing.com.au/ EXPERTS AND TOPICS Claire Wright: https://www.clarewright.com.au/ Eureka Stockade https://www.nma.gov.au/defining-moments/resources/eureka-stockade Jenny Gra…
 
[German: Two hundred and forty-one – Get to the point] Michael and Io took some time to handpick a playlist full of bops and bangers in languages that aren’t English. And because they like to mix things up occasionally, there’s even a track getting its second play on the show. Liked a particular track? Check the links to watch the videos. You can e…
 
Kathleen Hudson is an oil painter based in Lexington, KY who creates landscapes in her studio and en plein air. Her style is influenced by close observation of fleeting and beautiful moments in nature which she hopes to capture in her paintings and leave the viewer with a sense of longing. To pre-order Revelations of the Artist book https://www.art…
 
Karisa Keasey is a studio artist who aspires to bring about change through her work. She is most known for her recent book, "When You Can't Go Home", the story of 10 refugees and their families along with 30 portraits. For every book sold, 50% of the profits goes to World Relief to help the efforts with refugees. To pre-order Revelations of the Art…
 
Matthew Bird is is an award winning watercolor artist, illustrator, designer and teacher. Matthew has five children's books published and his paintings have been used as greeting cards for The Smithsonian Institution, National Geographic, the National Audubon Society, and the National Wildlife Federation. He paints still life and seeks to find beau…
 
Jennie Kimbrough is a visual artist who works in acrylics and encaustic with mixed medium elements. Through her work she dives into questions about communication with God, living in a broken world and the contrast of our temporal nature of our bodies to the eternal nature of the soul. Through layering of transparent materials she suggests space, th…
 
Lori Putnam is a Contemporary American Impressionist who sees harmony, rhythms, patterns, color and shapes as her subject matter. She has served as an Artist Faculty Demonstrator for the Annual Plein Air Convention for six years and has been a keynote speaker and guest lecturer at many notable events. Lori teaches to sold out workshops and has rece…
 
Lauren Midgley is a conceptual fine art photographer who creates evocative and thought provoking imagery. Her photographs blur the line between reality and a dream scape and provide a safe space for conversations about faith, doubt, trauma and healing. To pre-order the book https://www.artserveint.org/rota Visit Lauren's website https://www.iamwond…
 
Mat Barber Kennedy is a painter who uses primarily watercolour. He represents daily life through depictions of aging machines, tools, and buildings that are constructed in layers, adapting over generations and decaying in pieces. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours and of T…
 
Allison Streett is a sculptor who works with the human figure. She describes in her bio that she hopes to provoke insights into ourselves and those around us, challenge us to acknowledge our true relationship to each other, and invite us to imagine a more just future. To pre-order the book https://www.artserveint.org/rota To connect with Allison ht…
 
Sorry for the audio issues, part of the recording got corrupted four times during recording. I tried to fix it to the best I could but there are still some glitches, and janky transitions here and there... You have been warned. In part 2 I cover the Alpine Center including the Alpine Slide & Cannonball Loop, and some other bad ideas that sprung up …
 
At Jake Silverman's trial, 11 jurors wanted him to hang, but couldn't convince the lone holdout to change his vote. So voters changed the law and made Oregon the only state in the country where you could be convicted on a 10-2 vote. The decision stood, despite numerous attempts to repeal it, until the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the practice unconstit…
 
Freedom Rodriguez is a visual artist who along with his wife, Nancy, run ArtServe International which serves under resourced populations through art and empowers youth to dream beyond poverty and find hope for the future. Freedom joins me to tell us about his vision for his newest project, Revelations of the Artist. It's a collaborative book of ove…
 
It had been an accident, but small-time Portland crook Jimmy Walker had shot Rose City crime boss “Shy Frank” Kodat. Unfortunately for Jimmy, he picked the wrong friend to run to for help. (Scappoose, Columbia County; 1933) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1310c-jimmy-walker-gangland-murder.html)…
 
Main Topic Welcome back to another mini-episode, filled with Radio Loops. We had a number of these sent in from fans, listeners and others who were thinking there might be a podcast someday that wants to share these. To start, we go way back to 1995 and this loop has an amazingly catchy theme song at the beginning of the broadcast. Quality is AM an…
 
Arguably, the outcome of World War II became inevitable on the day the S.S. Star of Oregon slid into the Columbia River. It was followed by a torrent of new ships — far more than the Nazis could ever hope to sink. (Portland-Vanport, Multnomah County; 1941) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1612c.portland-liberty-ships-saved-canad…
 
(NSFW!) RIP EVH, Green Lantern, Spider-man 3, Soul, Invincible, Helstrom, MODOK, Resident Alien, Star Trek: Prodigy, Space Mountain, Dune, movie theaters future, Jurassic World: Dominion, Lumberjanes, Batwheels, Monsters of California, Super High, The Boys, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Swamp Thing, Doom Patrol, The Devil All The Time, The Haunting of Bl…
 
[French: Two hundred and forty – OK] It’s another big show of epic pop and dance in languages other than English. Broadcasting live from their bedrooms, Michael and Io have lined up some amazing tracks for a fun dance along to while you’re in lockdown. Liked a particular track? Check the links to watch the videos. You can even vote for your favouri…
 
In today’s episode, Nikki Del Principe is joined by guests Evan Shapiro and Izaak Meckler. CEO Evan and CTO Izaak are both Co-Founders of O(1) Labs, the team behind Mina. Mina (formerly Coda Protocol), the world's lightest blockchain powered by participants, deploys recursive zk-SNARKs to ensure the blockchain remains the same size—22 kb—enabling a…
 
I give a wrap up summary of season 5 highlights and reveal an exciting announcement about a current creative endeavor. As I look ahead to Season 6, I talk about the powerful impact creativity can have as a mediator in these divisive times in our world. Art serves as a bridge to connect people and places that would otherwise remain divided. Listen a…
 
Lumber magnate Simon Benson needed to get logs from the Columbia to his mill in Southern California, so he designed cigar-shaped log rafts a full acre in size. They were a familiar sight until the early 1940s. (Near Clatskanie, Columbia County; 1906) (For text and pictures, see http://www.offbeatoregon.com/1202c-benson-log-rafts-built-city-of-san-d…
 
Even though YOU have known what our podcast is named for some weeks now, we just figured it out! Also, Cara talks a LOT about airports, considering that this is a train podcast. And Jared tells us about 大回り乗車 (that’s oomawari jousha), aka Around Japan for 140 Yen. Cara's sources: https://www.wired.com/2007/12/four-best-airpo/ https://www.wired.com/…
 
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