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These are the days of our... podcast

These are the days of our... podcast

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"Like sand through the hourglass, these are the days of our lives."

In "These are the days of our... podcast", Lisa and Jen enthusiastically explore the special, strange, and spectacular days to celebrate throughout the year. Along with special guests, they will tackle the big issues like public sleeping, lost socks, first loves, and composting. All the heavy hitters!

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Friendship - July 30
Any day is a great day to celebrate friendship, but especially July 30th, which is International Friendship Day!  In this episode, Lisa & Jen discuss why having friends is great, different types of friends, and the impact that the pandemic has had on friendships.  They interview one of their favourite friends Tori, Covergirl model of this epic friendship necklace, to dive into their friendship origin story. 
46:29
August 18, 2021
Plastic-free July - July
It's Plastic-free July! Lisa & Jen discuss the problem of plastic pollution, the Plastic-free July challenge, and why maybe skipping the straw isn't the magic bullet solution to climate change. 
37:36
July 22, 2021
Everest - July
Lisa and Jen are back from a brief summer break with the start of Season 2!  They are starting this season at the top of the world (literally) with an episode on Everest! In this episode, they celebrate the anniversary of the first documented ascent (May 29th), the end of another Everest climbing season (end of June), and the birthdays of some of the most legendary climbers, which took place during our summer break.  They also discuss some of the problematic aspects about the commercialisation of this epic peak. (Yes, they do chat about poop).  
35:36
July 12, 2021
Museums - May 18
In honour of museum day, Lisa and Jen chat about all the things they love about museums, including favourite museums, some of the strangest artefacts, tips for not looking like a total dummie when in an art museum, and plans for post-covid museum life! 
46:29
May 20, 2021
Pets - May
May is national pet month, so in honour of our beloved fluffsters (and other assorted animal creatures) Jen & Lisa chat all things pets - from cat handling gloves, the Covid-surge of pet ownership, dogs playing poker, and of course, all things Carrot. A few links from the episode:  Covid pets - https://www.bbc.com/news/business-56362987  Human-animal relationships and interactions during the Covid-19 lockdown phase in the UK https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10111351/1/journal.pone.0239397.pdf Childhood attachment to pets - https://search.proquest.com/docview/1896411486?pq-origsite=primo Pets as safe havens and secure bases: the moderating role of pet attachment orientations https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0092656612001079 In praise of dead pets (eulogies) https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08927936.2019.1673045 Robotic pets in dementia care https://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-alzheimers-disease/jad160703 The ecological cost of pets https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982219307948 Exposure to household furry pets influences the gut microbiota of infants https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s40168-017-0254-x Pets without PETs: on pet owners' under-estimation of privacy cocerns in pet wearables https://www.sciendo.com/article/10.2478/popets-2020-0009 Exploited for pets: the harvest and trade of amphibians and reptiles from Indonesian New Guinea https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10531-012-0345-8 When pets become pests https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/fee.2059 Pets in danger: Exploring the link between domestic violence and animal abuse https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1359178916302002 Curiosity killed the cat - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28222824/  
40:20
May 7, 2021
Screams - April 24
April 24th marks one of the loudest, piercing holiday - Scream Day! Lisa & Jen cover everything you did (and didn't) want to know about screams, from the latest strange scream science, screaming yeast, and famous art screams.  Some links Goats screaming like humans - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpccpglnNf0 I knew you were trouble ( + goats) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aLYvZ5sX28 Why screams are scary -https://www-sciencemag-org.libproxy.ucl.ac.uk/news/2015/07/why-screams-are-so-scary Can you scream in space - https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/24107/space-can-anyone-hear-you-scream World's loudest bird screams for mate - https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/10/watch-world-s-loudest-bird-scream-mate Most unusual screamers - Screaming Yeast - https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/596646?seq=1
37:12
April 27, 2021
Bats - April 17
April 17th is Bat Appreciation Day! Jen & Lisa celebrate these strange, amazing, and misunderstood creatures. From the human-sized flying fox to the tiniest Kitti bumblebee bat, bats are pretty incredible as pollinators, fertilizers, and mosquito eaters. Tune in to hear about some of the most famous pop culture bat moments, some viral moments, and more!  A few links:  Irish family with a bat in the kitchen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9lXfu6jLDw Baby bat burritos! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uuvaos1WHTk What bat are you (quiz) https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/quizzes/bp-what-bat-are-you
34:07
April 17, 2021
Siblings - April 10
April 10th marks Siblings Day! Lisa and Jen chat about birth order theory and get a little sappy about the importance of their siblings. They interview their sisters and brothers and ask them the truly important questions, like who really is the messiest of them all? A few links:  Effect of birth order on interpersonal relationships https://www.mckendree.edu/academics/scholars/issue1/schilling.htm The birth order book: Why you are the way you are - Leman (2000) https://uk.bookshop.org/a/2860/9780800723842 Birth order and romance https://www.drjen.com/birth-order-and-romance/ Why siblings are important https://www.huffpost.com/entry/why-are-siblings-importan_b_8822828 Some siblings in drunk history https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zYNF_auncg
44:46
April 13, 2021
Road maps - April 5
It's "Read a road map" day (April 5th). Jen and Lisa take you on a raucous trip through the history of road maps, take a detour to the darker side of road maps, veer into the eternal debate of if women or men are better at navigation, and swerve around the romance of a road map. Better buckle up for the adventure! Some links:  Capitalism and road maps - https://www.vice.com/en/article/4xay73/the-little-known-capitalist-history-of-the-highway-map Guugu Yimithirr and cardinal directions - https://www.naturalnavigator.com/news/2010/09/guugu-yimithirr/#:~:text=Guugu%20Yimithirr%20is%20an%20extremely,it%20is%20under%20your%20nose'. Grid neurons - https://360.here.com/2014/10/06/people-better-map-reading-others/
33:59
April 6, 2021
April fools - April 1
In this episode, Jen & Lisa discuss the history of this trickster holiday, pranks that have gone horribly wrong, legendary April fools pranks that continue to bring delight, and their favourite type of fool (spoiler: it might be dessert). 
32:25
March 30, 2021
Henley Regatta (rowing) - March 26
March 26th marks the anniversary of the first-ever rowing race at the Henley Royal Regatta! Lisa and Jen discuss if rowing is the sport for sister spectators and the history of the Henley Regatta. They interview the most famous rower they know, Lisa’s younger brother and Ron Weasley look-alike, Mark Henry! Mark talks about his experience in the rowing world and answers the important rowing questions everyone is asking about.
35:19
March 25, 2021
St Patrick - March 17
March 17th marks the famous Irish holiday- St. Patrick’s Day! Lisa and Jen chat about the man, the myth, the legend, and all things Irish to celebrate the big day. Wear some green, pour yourself a Guinness, and listen to everything you need to know about St. Patrick!
37:55
March 17, 2021
Pi - March 14
March 14th (3.14) marks the celebration of Pi Day!  In this episode, Lisa and Jen discuss the history of Pi, its various uses, and suggestions on how you can celebrate this fantastic math holiday! So get your favourite pie and let's talk π! Links:  Lose yourself (Pi Diddy rap) - full version here: www.teachpi.org/music/rap/
36:58
March 12, 2021
Recorders - March
March is "Play a recorder" month! In honour of this controversial yet important fipple flute, Jen and Lisa discuss the simple, divisive, and nostalgic recorder. Note of caution - this episode may bring back memories of 4th grade music class.
29:34
March 9, 2021
Crafts - March
In this episode, Jen and Lisa discuss craft month (March). They chat about the crafts that have kept them company during the pandemic, thoughts on knit-bombing and craftivism, and share some stories about historic crafting legends, and more recent delights. Links: Mary Frances Heaton - https://lovelyoutliers.com/2017/02/01/stitching-a-statement-ladies-crushing-it/   Craftivism - https://uk.bookshop.org/a/2860/9781551525341   AnonyMouse -  https://mymodernmet.com/anonymouse-miniature-art-mice-shops/  Cheese doodles & pure joy - https://youtu.be/vC8gJ0_9o4M
29:55
March 6, 2021
Old things - March 2
March 2nd marks the celebration of Old Things Day!  In this episode, Lisa and Jen discuss their favourite old things, the change in wanting to give away old things and the most famous old things out there. They interview their friend Emma, who discusses her favourite pastime: mudlarking, the act of picking up old things (preferably treasure!) from the Thames foreshore. Links:  16 oldest examples of everyday things: https://www.boredpanda.com/oldest-everyday-things/ The beginning of time? World's oldest 'calendar' discovered: https://phys.org/news/2013-07-world-oldest-calendar.html Emma's mudlarking Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/olden_days_lark/
33:52
March 1, 2021
Public sleeping - February 28
February 28th marks the Day of Public Sleeping! In this episode, Lisa and Jen discuss notable public naps in their life, some of the complex cultural and social factors surrounding public sleeping, and other thoughts on when, where, why (and why not) to take a snooze in public. 
28:08
February 28, 2021
These are the days of our... podcast! (Intro)
"Like sand through the hourglass, these are the days of our lives." In These are the days of our... podcast", Lisa and Jen enthusiastically explore the special, strange, and spectacular days to celebrate throughout the year. Along with special guests, they will tackle the big issues like public sleeping, lost socks, first loves, and composting. All the heavy hitters!  Rate, review, subscribe and all that! 
03:56
February 27, 2021