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Formerly Too Toasted, RP sections of Podcast moved to Dungeons and Pop: A brother geek, a sister nerd and sometimes a special guest discuss modern pop culture and how it has helped keep people together in a post-net world.
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Beyond the Pipe

Chris and Sean

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Chris Morgan and Sean Reum are here to discuss various topics concerning the pipe industry, pipe making, and a lot of fun yet random banter that will make you laugh and ask questions.Enjoy the show!
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Join host Sean Perrin as he discusses “all that’s new and neat with clarinet, with the neatest people in the industry” on the world’s most popular clarinet podcast. Past guests include distinguished artists such as Martin Fröst, Michael Lowenstern, and Lori Freedman, and product manufacturers such as Legere Reeds, Backun Musical Services, and Royal Musical Instruments. Check out the website at www.clarineat.com and be sure to subscribe to our email newsletter for a chance to win giveaways.
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H. P. Lovecast Podcast

Michele Brittany and Nicholas Diak

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The H. P. Lovecast Podcast is hosted by Michele Brittany and Nicholas Diak and is devoted to discussing the works influenced by H. P. Lovecraft, such as successor authors, comics, films, and so on. H. P. Lovecast is published two-to-three times a month, with the primary episode on the second Sunday, the Transmissions interview episode on the final day of the month, and on occasion, a program called Fragments addressing additional content.
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In this episode of Inspiring Innovation, I am thrilled to welcome Monica Pyles, a Customer Success Manager at Polo. Monica shares her incredible journey from a traumatic childhood and seven and a half years of incarceration to securing employment and thriving in a corporate role at Polo. We dive into the challenges she faced during reintegration, h…
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In this month's Baltic Triangle podcast we explore Liverpool's rich skateboarding tradition via the legendary Mackie who founded the famous Lost Art store back in 1999 and, now based in the Triangle, will soon be celebrating 25 years as one of the UK's leading skateboarding brands. And we meet Naomi Chander from Dream On Events and Tents who specia…
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In today’s episode of 'Inspiring Innovation', we delve into the crucial topic of cost savings and reduction techniques in the manufacturing sector. Our special guest, Rod Holter, brings his extensive background in aviation, quality engineering, and his transition into private equity, to the table, now flourishing as a franchise owner of Schooley Mi…
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In this enlightening episode of Inspiring Innovation, I had the pleasure of hosting Greg Brown, the seasoned Plant Manager of Polo Custom Products in Louisville, Mississippi. Greg's extensive background in manufacturing, paired with a disciplined leadership style honed in the military, has significantly contributed to the Louisville facility's succ…
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In episode 50 of the Baltic Triangle podcast we hear from Nat Gavin, the man behind the UK's first DAB radio station aimed primarily at people with dementia and their families. It will be based in Liverpool -well, Everton actually - and will have NO news bulletins...And we'll be hearing from the multi-disciplinary artist Annie-Frost Nicholson who h…
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In this engaging episode of Inspiring Innovation, we have the privilege of speaking with Command Sergeant Major Stephen Blake, a distinguished veteran of the United States Army and a champion of leadership, project management, and manufacturing in the military sector. Blake shares his invaluable journey, detailing his rise through the ranks to beco…
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In this episode of H. P. Lovecast Presentations: Transmissions hosts Michele Brittany and Nicholas Diak interview returning guest David Rose to talk about his short story collection, Monsters in the Bush. Episode edited by: Michele Brittany Thumbnail by: Michele Brittany Intro/Outro Music: "Azathoth" by Philippe Gerber / John 3:16 (Bandcamp page). …
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It’s time to dive into important aspects of custom manufacturing in the context of legal contracts and agreements. To cover this adequately, we are joined by Chris Proskey, a partner at BrownWinick Law Firm who specializes in patent, trademark and intellectual property. We will cover the importance of defining who owns the intellectual property dur…
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The 49th episode of the Baltic Triangle podcast features two great interviews. The first, hosted by Mick Ord, explores a new app called Hiyrd, developed by a Liverpool-based company. This app aims to revolutionise job applications and advertisements. Mick interviews Sam Garlick and Georgia Stanley, the co-founders of Hiyrd, to discuss the app's fea…
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In this episode of H. P. Lovecast Presentations: Transmissions hosts Michele Brittany and Nicholas Diak interview comic book author Pat Shand about his new miniseries, I Summoned Cthulhu to Fund my Kickstarter. Episode edited by: Michele Brittany Thumbnail by: Michele Brittany Intro/Outro Music: "Azathoth" by Philippe Gerber / John 3:16 (Bandcamp p…
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In this episode of Inspiring Innovation, Sean Frost talks with Carla DeShaw, a leading figure in product development and innovation. They delve into product development strategies for product engineers and technology advancements in manufacturing. Carla shares insights regarding various manufacturing processes including RF sealing, Impulse sealing,…
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In Episode 48 of the Baltic Triangle podcast, join hosts Mick Ord and Mark Reeson as they delve into the inspiring journeys of two dynamic women, Angela McKay and Michelle O'Dwyer, whose entrepreneurial spirit is not only driving their award-winning businesses forward into 2024 but also deeply enriching the local communities they serve. Angela McKa…
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In this episode of H. P. Lovecast, Michele Brittany and Nicholas Diak discuss personal and podcast accomplishments of 2023, recap the year, and talk about what to expect in 2024. Episode edited by: Michele Brittany Thumbnail photo by: Michele Brittany Intro/Outro Music: "Azathoth" by Philippe Gerber / John 3:16 (Bandcamp page) H. P. Lovecast Logo: …
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It’s a dangerous digital world out there, with many threats facing all businesses. In this episode, host Sean Frost is joined by Rob Ward, Polo's VP of IT, who shares his experiences in the company, on his past projects and the role IT plays in the manufacturing industry. He also provides insights into cybersecurity threats, discussing how bad acto…
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In this episode of H. P. Lovecast, Michele Brittany and Nicholas Diak discuss J. T. Petty's film Mimic 3: Sentinel. Episode edited by: Michele Brittany Thumbnail photo by: Michele Brittany Intro/Outro Music: "Azathoth" by Philippe Gerber / John 3:16 (Bandcamp page) H. P. Lovecast Logo: Philip Yount The full version of John 3:16's "Azathoth" can be …
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Exploring Manufacturing Trends in the Defense Industry: A Conversation with Ron Houle The episode of 'Inspiring Innovation' features Ron Huell, the founder and president of Pivot Step Consultants, who shares his extensive experience and insights about the defense industry, procurement process and innovative changes in the sector. Ron discusses his …
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In the 47th installment of the Baltic Triangle podcast, we immerse ourselves in the flavour's of French gastronomy with a unique Scouse twist. Join us as we step into the Bootle establishment of entrepreneur Andy Rogers, the recent recipient of a prestigious Gold accolade at the World Charcuterie Awards, further elevating his distinguished collecti…
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Go to https://www.bovedainc.com and save 10% on your purchase with code CLARINEAT Thank you for watching Clarineat! Want to watch future interviews LIVE and ask guests YOUR listener questions? Join Clarineat LIVE. https://clarineat.com/live You can also join on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/clarineat --------- Subscribe to Clarineat: https://you…
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In this episode of H. P. Lovecast Presentations: Transmissions hosts Michele Brittany and Nicholas Diak interview filmmaker Jesse Terrill about their Lovecraftian short film, Sights Unseen. Episode edited by: Michele Brittany Thumbnail by: Michele Brittany Intro/Outro Music: "Azathoth" by Philippe Gerber / John 3:16 (Bandcamp page). H. P. Lovecast …
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Today's guest on the podcast is Barbara Borowicz, who is an international performing artist with a specialization in the work of Karlheinz Stockhausen's "Harlekin" for solo clarinet. This work involves not only 50 minutes of challenging, memorized music, but also dance, acting, stage lighting effects, and even an iconic costume. We discuss how Barb…
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Things are changing rapidly around hiring and retention of team members in a manufacturing environment. And so I had to get my dad, Al Frost, (he’s an HR professional) on the show to walk through ways to be effective in developing and maintaining a strong workforce. On this episode we discuss: Al’s 15 minutes of fame at the Home Depot The current h…
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Go to https://www.bovedainc.com and save 10% on your purchase with code CLARINEAT Help support indie music recording at https://www.teesfortunes.com and get 10% off your first purchase with code CLARINEAT at checkout. Thank you for watching Clarineat! Want to watch future interviews LIVE and ask guests YOUR listener questions? Join Clarineat LIVE. …
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In this episode of H. P. Lovecast Presentations: Transmissions hosts Michele Brittany and Nicholas Diak interview Angela Sylvaine about her debut 90s nostalgia horror novel, Frost Bite. Episode edited by: Michele Brittany Thumbnail by: Michele Brittany Intro/Outro Music: "Azathoth" by Philippe Gerber / John 3:16 (Bandcamp page). H. P. Lovecast Logo…
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Polo Custom Products CEO Kent Lammers joins the show. He shares with host Sean Frost how he views the building of culture and innovation at Polo and how critical those pieces are to success in manufacturing. On this episode we discuss: Kent’s Polo journey A balance of technology and finance The keys to a successful acquisition or divesting The secr…
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We hear the remarkable story of Nicola Chan whose Liverpool-based company Waishee Coaching focuses on body confidence, particularly for women. There's a fascinating chat with Toxteth-born Anthony Grice is the man behind the award-winning Swedish-inspired FIKA coffee shops which actively encourage mental well-being as part of their ethos.…
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In this episode of H. P. Lovecast Presentations: Transmissions hosts Michele Brittany and Nicholas Diak interview Ness Brown about their debut space horror novella, Scourge Between Stars. Episode edited by: Michele Brittany Thumbnail by: Michele Brittany Intro/Outro Music: "Azathoth" by Philippe Gerber / John 3:16 (Bandcamp page). H. P. Lovecast Lo…
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On Today's episode I am joined by Josh Goo from QuickStart Clarinet. We discuss making online content, clarinet pedagogy, music business, and how learning to budget your time and money will help improve your musical life. Get 15% off with code CLARINEAT15 at www.quickstartclarinet.com ----- Go to https://www.bovedainc.com and save 10% on your purch…
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Host Sean Frost shares some of the experiences he’s seen at Polo Custom Products how the team comes together to deliver on its promises to customers. In doing so, we review some of the conversations we’ve been having with manufacturing experts who operate behind the scenes. On this episode we discuss: Seeing the team come together The criticality o…
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On Today's episode I am joined by James Campbell Graham Campbell. We discuss some of the differences between classical music and other genres, and how sometimes stepping outside of the classical realm might help you gain a better understanding of music, what it was like playing with legendary Canadian pianist Glenn Gould, and more. ----- Go to http…
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In this episode of H. P. Lovecast Presentations: Transmissions hosts Michele Brittany and Nicholas Diak interview Chelsea Pumpkins about the anthology she edited, AHH! That's What I Call Horror: An Anthology of '90s Horror. Episode edited by: Michele Brittany Thumbnail by: Michele Brittany Intro/Outro Music: "Azathoth" by Philippe Gerber / John 3:1…
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On Today's episode I give my thoughts on The Music Lesson by Victor Wooten. This book had been suggested to me for years, and I am so glad I finally took the time to read it. Even if it is somewhat bizarre and fantastical at times, I'm sure it will be one of the most memorable musical books I read in my lifetime. Grab your own copy of this book her…
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On Today's episode I'm joined by Tommaso Lonquich. Since we last spoke, Tommaso has continued his career as an active performer, but has also become a father and during the pandemic he also completed his study as a professional psychoanalyst. We discuss the relationship between these two fields and music, why more health industry workers should hav…
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On Today's episode I'm joined by Sean Osborn. We discuss his incredibly diverse career as an orchestral, chamber, and solo performer, composer, and he tells an amazing story about what it was like recording the music for the Microsoft Windows XP soundtrack. ----- Go to https://www.bovedainc.com and save 10% on your purchase with code CLARINEAT Than…
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Five years ago if you started discussing supply chain to someone their eyes would instantly glaze over. But in today’s post-COVID world, everyone is struggling to keep up and it’s one of the most challenging aspects of running a successful manufacturing business. Host Sean Frost speaks with Jennifer Fennell, Director of Supply Chain at Polo Custom …
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In episode 45, there's a definite Ukrainian cultural theme to the podcast. In the wake of Liverpool's successful staging of the Eurovision Song Contest finals on behalf of Ukraine, we hear from two local community artists whose work reflects the unique cultural links the city now has with that country. Mick and Mark have been hearing from designer …
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In this episode of H. P. Lovecast Presentations: Transmissions hosts Michele Brittany and Nicholas Diak interview Sean Woodard about his essay "Journeys into Depravity in (Post)Colonial Australia: Colonizer versus Colonized Identity and “Otherness” in Wake in Fright and The Nightingale" and Josh Spiegel about his book Timelines of Terror: The Fract…
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John Bura is a musician turned millionaire who took his music degree and musical skills and pivoted into a career in software development and online education and has now sold over 1.5 million online courses. He shares his fascinating story about starting his own business during the 2008 financial crisis, why a music degree is super helpful in many…
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Polo Director of Quality, Dawn Silver, joins Sean Frost to talk about how regulations and requirements drive activity across the manufacturing. Silver has been with Polo for nine years and has a degree in biology and a master's in science. Before Polo, she worked at a contract sterilization company in the greater Chicago land area and fulfilled mul…
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In this episode of H. P. Lovecast Presentations: Transmissions hosts Michele Brittany and Nicholas Diak interview Tom Starita about his novel, Delta, and Beth Cato about her novel, A Thousand Recipes for Revenge. Episode edited by: Michele Brittany Thumbnail by: Michele Brittany Intro/Outro Music: "Azathoth" by Philippe Gerber / John 3:16 (Bandcamp…
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In this episode of H. P. Lovecast, Michele Brittany and Nicholas Diak discuss the crowdfunded one-shot comic book, Dreamquest, published by Fried Comics, with Clay Adams (writer), Mick Beyers (art), and Julio Rojas (colors). Episode edited by: Michele Brittany Thumbnail photo by: Michele Brittany Intro/Outro Music: "Azathoth" by Philippe Gerber / J…
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Whenever someone offers you the opportunity for a plant tour, you can always learn something. And in the case of Polo Chief Operating Officer Brian Weber, it led him down an entirely different career path. On this episode we discuss: The tour that led to a job offer Working on and racing motorcycles Learning about the variety of manufacturing proce…
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In Episode 44 we hear from Claire Lewis the CEO of Liverpool-based tech accelerator, Baltic Ventures, whose 5 year mission is to support Northern tech businesses to access angel and venture capital investment without having to go cap in hand to London. "We're hyper-local, with global ambition", says Claire. Miles Pearson is the director and co-owne…
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In this episode of H. P. Lovecast Presentations: Transmissions hosts Michele Brittany and Nicholas Diak interview comic book artist/writer Bernie Gonzalez about Midnight Mystery, and author Joshua Pruett about Last Comics on Earth. Episode edited by: Michele Brittany Thumbnail by: Michele Brittany Intro/Outro Music: "Azathoth" by Philippe Gerber / …
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In this episode of H. P. Lovecast, Michele Brittany and Nicholas Diak discuss the 1970 film adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft's The Dunwich Horror, which was recently re-released by Arrow Video. Episode edited by: Michele Brittany Thumbnail photo by: Michele Brittany Intro/Outro Music: "Azathoth" by Philippe Gerber / John 3:16 (Bandcamp page). H. P. Lo…
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As a leader in the sales organization at Polo Custom Products, Lyn Lemke has had a front row seat as ideas and designs have turned into products. She shares what it’s like to be a part of that process with host Sean Frost. On this episode we discuss: Transitioning from retail into manufacturing Differences between industrial and medical product mar…
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In this episode of H. P. Lovecast Presentations: Transmissions hosts Michele Brittany and Nicholas Diak interview Michael Cisco about his new novel, Pest, and J. Rocky Colavito about his novel, The Night Scavengers. Episode edited by: Michele Brittany Thumbnail by: Michele Brittany Intro/Outro Music: "Azathoth" by Philippe Gerber / John 3:16 (Bandc…
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In episode 43 of the Baltic Triangle podcast we hear from two businesses who used the lockdown period after Covid to re-calibrate their companies and are looking to the future with fresh optimism. The Fermentation Station is a Liverpool-based food and drinks producer owned by Amy Yarker and Sam Watson, who use ancient fermentation methods to preser…
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This is a special episode of H. P. Lovecast Presents Transmissions as we are focusing on authors with works on the 2022 Bram Stoker Preliminary Ballot. In this episode Nicholas Diak and Michele Brittany interview James Aquilone about Kolchak: The Night Stalker: 50th Anniversary and Donna Lynch about Girls from the County. Episode edited by: Michele…
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In this month's Baltic Triangle podcast we're taking a deep dive into cycling and graffiti art in Liverpool City Region. Bafta-winning actor and presenter Simon O'Brien is the region's Cycling and Walking Commissioner who is no stranger to the podcast. We spoke to him 2 1/2 years ago when he first started in the role with the aim of improving the c…
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In this episode of H. P. Lovecast, Michele Brittany and Nicholas Diak recap 2022 and talk about news and upcoming projects. Episode edited by: Michele Brittany Thumbnail photo by: Michele Brittany Intro/Outro Music: "Azathoth" by Philippe Gerber / John 3:16 (Bandcamp page). H. P. Lovecast Logo: Philip Yount Items Discuss in this Episode CoKoCon 202…
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