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Have a drink with the worlds best Chefs. After an 8 course taster at Salt, in Stratford Upon-Avon, a guest chef joins Simon Alexander (award winning podcaster and producer) and Paul Foster (Head Chef at Salt) for a Nightcap. Candid conversations about life and food.
 
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The smoke was thick, the music was loud, and the beer was flowing. In the fast-and-loose 1980s, Jackson Station Rhythm & Blues Club in Hodges, South Carolina, was a festive late-night roadhouse filled with people from all walks of life who gathered to listen to the live music of high-energy performers. Housed in a Reconstruction-era railway station…
 
The “diva” is a common trope when we talk about culture. We normally think of the diva as a Western construction: the opera singer, the Broadway actress, the movie star. A woman of outstanding talent, whose personality and ability are both larger-than-life. But the truth is throughout history, many cultures have featured spaces for strong female ar…
 
What better way to launch the 10th series of DiverCity Podcast, than for host Julia Streets to welcome guest Baroness Helena Morrissey DBE. In this far reaching discussion, they reflect on the 30% Club, which Helena founded in 2010, and discuss her role as Chair of the Diversity Project. Helena shares her insights and learning as an industry leader…
 
Sailor Song: The Shanties and Ballads of the High Seas (University of Washington Press, 2020) by performer and scholar Gerry Smyth includes lyrics and commentary for dozens of sea shanties, as well as a brief history of the genre. The world that emerges in these 19th century sailor songs is surprisingly multi-cultural; in a sense, sea shanties were…
 
Happy New Year! We're back in 2021 with a new format. Today Micah (@WebBreacher), John (@thegumshoo), Steve (@nixintel) and Matthias (@MwOsint) discuss OSINT activities around the recent event at the US Capitol, e.g. how crowd-sourced OSINT can support law enforcement and how content was collected and saved by non-profits before being erased off th…
 
How do songwriters, worship leaders, and music industry professionals collaborate to make music that can become prayer? Ari Y. Kelman explores this question in his excellent study, Shout to the Lord: Making Worship Music in Evangelical America (New York University Press, 2018). Presenting years of research through fieldwork, case studies, and inter…
 
Anthony Valerio's Before the Sidewalk Ended: A Walk with Shel Silverstein (Daisy H. Productions, 2020) is a startling portrait of the great writer of children's books, songs and plays Shel Silverstein. What he was like as a man and a friend. What interested and inspired him. Some of the women in his life. The loving, often hilarious relationship be…
 
Enter the Wu-Tang. Return to the 36 Chambers. People listening to these albums by the Wu-Tang Clan and its members likely never knew about Sophia Chang: a Korean-Canadian woman who worked with members like RZA, ODB and Method Man. Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest called Sophia Chang “an integral part of the golden era of hip-hop.” The Baddest Bitch in…
 
Mark Porter (@mrmarkporter) explores the relationship between music, sound, space, and spirit in his new book Ecologies of Resonance in Christian Musicking (Oxford University Press, 2020). Using the analytical tools of resonance to describe the sounding and re-sounding of sonic production in different spaces, Porter uses the disciplines of musicolo…
 
In the first book in the Modern Music Masters series, Tom Boniface-Webb examines the Manchester band Modern Music Masters-Oasis (MMM, 2020). Founded in 1994 and playing together until their spectacular and abrupt breakup in 2009, during their time together Oasis made an imprint on British music that will last for generations, impacting fans through…
 
HONK! A Street Band Renaissance of Music and Activism (Routledge, 2020), edited by Reebee Garofalo, Erin T. Allen, and Andrew Snyder, explores a fast-growing and transnational movement of street bands—particularly brass and percussion ensembles—and examines how this exciting phenomenon mobilizes communities to reimagine public spaces, protest injus…
 
In Bedroom Beats & B-Sides: Instrumental Hip-Hop & Electronic Music at the Turn of the Century (Velocity Press, 2020), Laurent Fintoni explores the rise of a new generation of bedroom producers at the turn of the century through the stories of various instrumental hip-hop and electronic music scenes. From trip-hop, downtempo, and IDM to leftfield h…
 
Host Julia Streets is joined by Mitesh Sheth, Chief Executive Officer of Redington and Jayne Styles, co-lead of the Diversity Project’s Ambassador Programme. They discuss 'building back better' in the investment management industry and the role of consultants and investors in driving change. They share detailed insights about how best to attract an…
 
Groove Theory: The Blues Foundation of Funk (University Press of Mississippi, 2020) by Tony Bolden, an Associate Professor of African and African American Studies at the University of Kansas, and author of Afro-Blue: Improvisation in African American Poetry and Culture (University of Illinois Press, 2003), is a history of funk artists such as Georg…
 
There is no shortage of books about the British Invasion or the history of R&B and the Blues in the United Kingdom. Belfast might seem like something of a peripheral backwater to that story, only meriting a passing reference as Van Morrison’s hometown. Yet, in How Belfast Got the Blues: A Cultural History of Popular Music in the 1960s (Intellect Bo…
 
In this final episode of The OSINT Curious Project webcast/podcast in 2020, we have an interesting panel discussion for you. Micah, Matthias, and Steven discuss some OSINT topics. People in this Episode Micah Hoffman (@WebBreacher) Matthias Wilson (@mwosint) Steven Harris (@nixintel) Links to what we discussed Micah spoke about The OSINT Curious Pr…
 
Timothy Hampton's Bob Dylan: How the Songs Work (Zone Books, 2020) is a fascinating and meticulous study of Bob Dylan's songwriting craft. Hampton discusses how Dylan incorporated and then transcended the Greenwich Village folk music tradition, how he reinvented himself as a visionary poet in the mid sixties, how he learned from poets as diverse as…
 
Harmony and Normalization: US-Cuban Musical Diplomacy (University Press of Mississippi, 2020) explores the channels of musical exchange between Cuba and the United States during the eight-year presidency of Barack Obama, who eased the musical embargo of the island and restored relations with Cuba. Musical exchanges during this period act as a lens …
 
People in this Episode Micah Hoffman (@WebBreacher) Nico Dekens (@dutch_osintguy) Ritu Gill (@OSINTTechniques) Links to what we discussed Nico is tracking all black friday / cyber monday related deals for you: https://github.com/Dutchosintguy/Blackfriday-Deals-2020 Interesting Twitter thread on Arabic clothing that might be useful in some OSINT inv…
 
Today’s special guest is Samuel Lolagar @osintgeek Samuel’s website: https://osintgeek.de People in this Episode Micah Hoffman (@WebBreacher) Matthias Wilson (@MwOsint) Steven Harris (@nixintel) John TerBush (@thegumshoo) Nico Dekens (@dutch_osintguy) Lisette (@technisette) Links to what we discussed Here’s a new VM from FireEye for threat intel/re…
 
Paul Foster & Simon Alexander are joined by 2 Star Michelin Head Chef at Whatley Manor AND Great British Menu Winner, Niall Keating. On today’s episode: Getting your 2nd Michelin Star, what it’s like working in the industry overseas PLUS your listener questions! As per - TripAdvisor reviews, Boiling Point & home-cooking hacks & myths for you to tak…
 
Host Julia Streets is joined by Arlene McDermott, co-chair of the London Stock Exchange Group Proud network and Ethan Salathiel, coach, consultant, programme leader and entrepreneur.In this episode and timed to continue the support for Transgender Awareness Week Julia, Arlene and Ethan discuss what firms can do to make room for all LGBTQ+ employees…
 
Paul Foster & Simon Alexander are joined by Michelin Head Chef at the Tudor Room, Great Fosters Hotel, Tony Parkin. On today’s episode: The social lives of chefs, Tony obtaining the quickest Michelin Star ever PLUS your listener questions! As per - TripAdvisor reviews, Boiling Point & home-cooking hacks & myths for you to take away. Please do rate …
 
It is often assumed that creative people are prone to psychological instability, and that this explains apparent associations between cultural production and mental health problems. In their detailed study of recording and performing artists in the British music industry, Sally Anne Gross and George Musgrave turn this view on its head. By listening…
 
Paul Foster & Simon Alexander are joined by GBM winner, Matt Gillan. On today’s episode: Investors vs Kickstarters, starting a family and bringing up kids whilst working in the industry PLUS your listener questions! As per - TripAdvisor reviews, Boiling Point & home-cooking hacks & myths for you to take away. Please do rate and review, it helps spr…
 
In this faith-focused episode, explored from Jewish, Christian and Sikh perspectives, host Julia Streets is joined by Zaki Cooper, Co-Founder of Faiths United, Wes Ilingsworth, Lead of the City Team at St. Helen’s Bishopsgate and Syra Sanghera, Analyst at Man Group and ambassador for City Sikhs and founding member of the Faiths United Network.Julia…
 
Paul Foster & Simon Alexander are joined by Michelin Star Head Chef and multiple Great British Menu winner, Tommy Banks. On today’s episode: Takeaway boxes, adjusting to life in restaurants under Covid conditions, running restaurants as family PLUS your listener questions! As per - TripAdvisor reviews, Boiling Point & home-cooking hacks & myths for…
 
In his new book, We're Not Here to Entertain: Punk Rock, Ronald Reagan, and the Real Culture War of 1980s America (Oxford UP, 2020), Kevin Mattson documents punk rock in the early 1980s through a comprehensive look into the music, zines, films, bands, and punk Do-It-Yourself (DIY) tactics. He shows how widespread the punk movement was in creating a…
 
Today’s special guest Amine (@aityaakub) People in this Episode Micah Hoffman (@WebBreacher) Matthias Wilson (@mwosint) Lorand Bodo (@LorandBodo) Steven Harris (@nixintel) John TerBush (@thegumshoo) Links to what we discussed TOCP Resource List: https://bit.ly/osintcuriousresources What to do when a Facebook profile is private? https://osintcurio.u…
 
CAN you hear the people sing? Political music is often understood as the property of the common people, used as a potent (and noisy) weapon against the interests of the powerful. This is particularly true within the unruly context of the early American republic, when rowdy public demonstrations typically went along with democratic politics. In Harn…
 
Host Julia Streets is joined by Amy French, Head of Level39 and Rosie Turner, Co-CEO and Co-Founder at InChorus Group.The Fintech for All Charter is a commitment to increase diversity and inclusion across Fintechs, led by InChorus and supported by Level39, Innovate Finance, the FinTech Alliance and the Financial Conduct Authority.In this episode Ju…
 
Soul is one of those concepts that is often evoked, but rarely satisfactorily defined. In The Meaning of Soul: Black Music and Resilience Since the 1960s (Duke University Press 2020), Emily J. Lordi takes on the challenge of explaining “soul,” through a book that zooms in and out between sweeping ideas about suffering and resilience in Black cultur…
 
Born around 1820, Augusta Browne was a pianist, organist, composer, music pedagogue, entrepreneur, music critic, and writer. In Augusta Browne: Composer and Woman of Letters in Nineteenth-Century America (University of Rochester Press, 2020), author Bonny Miller contextualizes the life and career of this remarkable woman who built a public career t…
 
In 1985, Greg Mack, a DJ working for Los Angeles radio station KDAY, played a song that sounded like nothing else on West Coast airwaves: Toddy Tee’s “The Batteram,” a hip hop track that reflected the experiences of a young man growing up in 1980s Compton. The song tells about the Los Angeles Police Department’s battering ram truck, an emblem of th…
 
People in this Episode Micah Hoffman (@WebBreacher) Matthias Wilson (@mw_Osint) Lorand Bodo (@LorandBodo) Technisette Sector035 Ritu Gill (@OSINTTechniques) John TerBush (@thegumshoo) Links to what we discussed App usage by country: https://www.applyzer.com/?mmenu=worldcharts Top sites worldwide: https://www.alexa.com/topsites OSINT technique to fi…
 
Simone C. Drake and Dwan K. Henderson's Are You Entertained?: Black Popular Culture in the Twenty-First Century (Duke UP, 2020) is an engaging and interdisciplinary exploration of contemporary black popular culture and how to think about this broad and diverse landscape, especially in relation to power, capitalism, gender identity, and presidential…
 
Julia Streets interviews Andrew Bailey, Governor of the Bank of England. This episode, recorded shortly after Inclusion Week, outlines how the Bank of England ensures that diversity and inclusion is embedded in its culture, its commitment to diversity and inclusion, as well as The Bank’s key areas of focus, which includes supporting staff during Co…
 
In his new book, Memoir of a Roadie: Axl said I made a great Cup of Tea…Scott Weiland liked The Carpenters…and Ozzy Drinks Rosé (2020) Joel Miller recounts his time in the early 2000s as a road for Stone Temple Pilots, Guns N’ Roses, Poison, and The Cranberries. Using his journal entries from being on the road, Miller shares what it was like for a …
 
Farzaneh Hemmasi is the author of Tehrangeles Dreaming: Intimacy and Imagination in Southern California's Iranian Pop Music (Duke UP, 2020). The title obviously refers the song "California Dreamin'," but in this case the "Dreaming" refers to the active imagining, or reimagining, of Iranian and Persian identity by the artistic community that relocat…
 
It would be hard to overstate the importance of culture. It teaches us, heals us, rips us apart and puts us back together in new and surprising ways. Given its fundamental importance to the human experience, it would make sense that looking at the sort of people who produce it for us, thinking about who they are, what their experiences are, and wha…
 
How do we distinguish art from non-art artifacts, and what does cognitive science have to do with it? In Attentional Engines: A Perceptual Theory of the Arts (Oxford University Press, 2020), William Seeley offers a cognitive science-based account of how we engage with art, what it is that artworks do, and what artists do to make sure they do it. In…
 
Host Julia Streets is joined by Jon Guy, Secretary General of the Islamic Insurance Association of London and Dr Mohammed Abdel-Haq, Professor in Banking and a Director of the Centre for Islamic Finance at the University of Bolton. The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and Islamic Insurance Association of London (IIAL) have collaborated with the …
 
This week’s guest is Julia Bayer (@bayer_julia) Julia Bayer is an investigative journalist, innovation manager and trainer at Deutsche Welle. At DW´s Investigative unit she is diving deep online collecting publicly available sources to uncover the (in)visible using OSINT. Before that she researched and verified UGC for (breaking) news at DW´s Socia…
 
This week’s guest is Emmanuelle Welch (@frenchpi) Emmanuelle Welch is a Licensed Private Investigator, Certified Fraud Examiner, and owner of French Connection Research, a private investigative agency in Brooklyn, NY, licensed in New York and Washington, DC. She specializes in white-collar crime investigations, cross-Atlantic litigation support and…
 
In Everyone Loves Live Music: A Theory of Performance Institutions (University of Chicago Press), Fabian In Everyone Loves Live Music: A Theory of Performance Institutions (University of Chicago Press), Fabian Holt shows how festivals and other institutions of musical performance have evolved in recent decades. Adopting a critical approach, Holt up…
 
Host Julia Streets is joined by Rosemary Frazer, Disability Equality and Inclusion Consultant and Louise Newby, Director of Three Eggs Mental Health Training. Together they explore the resilience and realities of employees with disabilities and the compelling reasons for supporting employees and leaders with dedicated mental health programmes. They…
 
How does the music industry work in the modern world? In Selling Out: Culture, Commerce and Popular Music (Bloomsbury, 2020), Bethany Klein, a Professor of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds, explores the relationship between music and money, from the early years of the pop industry to contemporary society’s ‘promotional culture’. T…
 
The Beatles’ sojourn in the St. Pauli district of Hamburg during the early 1960s is part of music legend. As Julia Sneeringer reveals in A Social History of Early Rock ‘n’ Roll in Germany: Hamburg from Burlesque to The Beatles, 1956-69 (Bloomsbury, 2018), though, this was just the most famous episode in the neighborhood’s momentous engagement with …
 
Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven were all working in Europe during the last quarter of the eighteenth century, so perhaps it is no surprise that musicologists have diligently studied these men and their music. Yet, the musical culture of the generation born around the time of the Revolution in the United States has been all but ignored. In Cultivated b…
 
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