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Collection of Russian peasant tales: "The Deserted Mine" - The key to saving the trapped miners is held by a man who hasn't spoken a word in 10 years. "Mahmoud's Family" - Escaping prisoners of war should be shot, but Mahmoud has a family. "A Misunderstanding" - A young woman seeks escape from her past, in a convent. "The Luck of Ivan the Forgetful" - An incorrigible criminal escapes from a sentence of hard labor to find freedom and perhaps a kind of redemption in the forest. (Summary by Kev ...
 
In 'The Swan Song' an aging actor reminisces about his life and the parts he's played. The piece takes a tragic look at ambition and the sacrifices that must be made in order to succeed. Chekhov’s ability to capture and explore human nature and experience is showcased here. (Summary by Lucy Perry)Cast:VASILI SVIETLOVIDOFF, a comedian, 68 years old - Peter YearsleyNIKITA IVANITCH, a prompter, an old man - PhillippaNarrated by Lucy PerryAudio edited by Peter Yearsley
 
A land owner, Vasili Andreevich, takes along one of his peasants, Nikita, for a short journey to another town. He wishes to get to the town quickly 'for business'. They find themselves in the middle of a blizzard, but the master in his avarice wishes to press on. They eventually get lost off the road and they try to camp. The master's peasant soon finds himself about to die from hypothermia. The master leaves him on the horse to stubbornly try to find the road. When he returns, he attains a ...
 
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Dan Gregory is an Australian bartender currently leading the charge at Evolve Spirits Bar in Hobart. Dan himself is a former winner of both the Australian Bartender of the Year and the Australian leg of the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge competitions, both of which he took home in 2017. Despite all the accolades - and much like the city of Hob…
 
Camper English is a former scientist and current cocktail & spirits writer. He's the creator of the directional freezing technique for making clear ice which is ubiquitous in bars around the world. And he's also the man behind websites like Alcademics, CocktailSafe.org and CocktailGreen.org.By Nicole Haack
 
Steve Schneider is the former US Marine who is now an integral part of the Employees Only team. Many of you would already be familiar with Steve, who has one of the more extraordinary and inspiring background stories that led him to becoming an icon behind the bar. It's been over 15 years since Steve first discovered his love of making drinks, when…
 
Millie Tang is a freelance photographer and one of the rising stars of the Australian bar industry. She has almost a decade's experience and currently works at The Gresham in Brisbane. In 2019, Millie took home a slew of awards and cocktail competitions, including the Australian Liquor Industry Awards' Bartender of the Year, Licor 43 global cocktai…
 
My guest today is Leo Lugansky, a musician involved in multiple projects, such as an alternative metal band Foirmoda and a Depeche Mode tribute band Strangelove. I sat down with Leo in Brooklyn to chat about music, making it in the international rock music scene and an assortment of other topics. Growing up in Volgograd, Russia he spent a lot of ti…
 
Los Angeles’ Big Bar, which is actually quite small, is one of many venues having its operations restricted once again amid a second wave of the pandemic. Big Bar’s Manager, Eugene Lee, and Bar Lead, Selene Martinez spoke candidly with Nicole and Marcus about how they’re protecting themselves and their customers while still staying open for busines…
 
Tim Etherington-Judge is a hospitality industry veteran and the founder of Healthy Hospo. Tim’s an Englishman originally from Cornwall who was named the 10th most influential bar industry figure by Drinks International Magazine last year. He has held a wide range of roles in the hospitality industry, having started behind the bar before moving into…
 
Alex Ross is a pioneer of the Melbourne bar industry. She opened Ginger in 2001, having just arrived back from a stint in the UK where she could see that a cocktail revolution was imminent. In the nine years following, she changed the way things were done in Australia by ensuring the customer was front and centre, while utilising fresh ingredients …
 
Artem Peruk is co-owner of El Copitas bar in St Petersburg, Russia. In five years since opening, El Copitas have come through unimaginable adversity to now be sitting at #27 on the World's 50 Best list, as well as nominated for Best International Bar Team at this year's Spirited Awards. Artem shares what led to them door-knocking nearby bars in an …
 
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