I’m back again. Back from a wonderful holiday, riddled with jet lag and able to withstand the real world. The opinion am undecided at the strangeness. Just yesterday I was in Bali, swimming all the fish. Last week I was in Australia, flirt with Manta rays and felt very small. And now I’m back in London. In the area I was born, my whole life has been lived. It is as if I never left.
Which brings me to this week’s theme. Gods and the meaning of life! I’m sorry, I couldn’t make a nice transition for you. I’m tired, OK! Anyway, I have a great time while listening to this Podcast, and you should also.
Naomi Klein on Trump, neoliberalism, and why the left The Guardian Books Podcast has failed –
Naomi Klein speaks in front of an estimated 3,000 people during the G20 summit in Toronto. Photo: Lucas Oleniuk/Toronto Star via Getty Images
Before we begin, with God, we talk about life in the 21st century. Here is the audio producer Max tell you about his favorite podcast this week:
In a modern world, suddenly so very messy and confusing, it is reassuring to hear that there is still hope in pushing back against all of them. And who better to lead a much needed revolution as an activist and author, Naomi Klein, Gary Younge this week on The Guardian Books Podcast.
A wonderfully fruitful discussion between two great minds, Younge and Small-immerse yourself in its newest masterpiece, no, this Is Not Enough. Even a powerful call to arms in the era of a certain Donald Trump, this is for anyone interested in how we got here, and more importantly, how we can try now, the way!
The Agriculture Of God
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Now you listen here. I love a bit of theology. I have all the click to read the sacred texts, including Harry Potter (to this link and have blown your mind) and wanted to go to University to study it, before I went to Australia and lived a much better life. So, to say that if Alexandra Connett wrote to me of God, I devoured it over the agriculture.
Agriculture-God goes to the places and speaks to the people through America’s “spiritual revolution”. You have traveled all over the world, and to ask questions, to “expand our understanding, fuel our imagination and our fear in perspective”. This chronicle of the history of the religions of the world – Christianity in China is an exceptional mini-series, and you’ll find the smaller religions, which are still pretty much everywhere. Being of the pagan persuasion myself, I really enjoyed the “now in pagan America” episode. The podcasts are filled with facts and openness and a complete lack of judgment. This is really just a place where you learn and listen to people who have a million different beliefs. It’s an absolute joy.
This is what had to say Connett to:
I was tired of NPR and Gimlet lineup, and so I began a search for something new. My search took me to the section of strange places such as the the “religion and spirituality” on iTunes. Hidden at the very bottom in the ranking (among the mega-Church sermons and lo-fi Christian rants), I found a podcast called “God of agriculture”. The farminggod.org, “goes to places and talks to the people in America, the spiritual revolution”.
A week, the host will talk with U in Communist China, train Christians, the next he is on the Mexican-American border, the humanization of the political debate. The show is about the dialogue of the header of the media and asks ‘big questions’. I never really know what comes next; I think that’s why I like it. I don’t want to allow you to encourage potential listeners, the word ‘God’ in the title turn. I must admit that I scrolled almost. But then I saw the “God of agriculture” logo, which appears to be a hieroglyphic archer on the hunt man naked … ? I had to listen to.
Whatever happens, it is not obvious that the host, Steve Ray, takes itself too seriously. All craziness aside, the show is really a helpful place for all who are interested in the mystery of life.
Agriculture God gave you many different options for what happens after the end of your life, but first, dear reader, you will die. And there are some wonderful people who help your family and friends, after you’ve gone, where you want to go, are gone. Combine this fact with the last week is the topic of storytelling, and you’ve got the Wood coats.
The story goes like this:
On the overlooked channel island Piffling, headstrong undertaker Rudyard Funn the family fails, the funeral parlour. But if new and sexy undertaker Eric Chapman sets up shop on the square, and is an immediate sensation, Rudyard, he recognizes the need to take drastic steps to stay in business.
With his frustrated sister, Antigone, girl for everything, Georgie, and a mouse named Madeleine, Rudyard ever defeat of his charming rival?
I mean, what’s not to love? What a great premise for a drama. There was a scream, perfectly produced, and, if I’m completely honest with you (which, of course, always) that I like to listen to the news on a funeral home, as well as the brilliant drama series, with the life of the people. Each time I had nothing to do, I was in a state of misery, it makes my curiosity is null and void. But let’s be honest, it is quite interesting. Alexander Danner was the person who came in contact to tell me about you and this is what he had to say:
Wood coats is so funny in a sitcom, like you find in every medium, with a level of professionalism and technical Polish rivals anything you’d find on the BBC. Rudyard Funn (Felix Trench) operates the only funeral home on the small island of Piffling. With the help of his unapproachable, but is much more competent sister, Antigone (Beth Eyre), and your mechanically inclined, go-to-girl, Georgie (Ciara Baxendale), Rudyard proudly offers the services of his company for the motto: “the body in the coffin in the earth.” Not more, not less. But the Funn funerals’ funereal monopoly is challenged by the arrival of the mysterious stranger, Eric Chapman (Tom Crowley), which opens a new challenging funeral home, and immediately proves to be Rudyard’s better in every way. Rudyard does not have a campaign of price -cutting patron-poaching and sabotage, although the charming and good-natured Chapman remains largely unaware that he is trapped in this bitter rivalry.
Writing, under the supervision of head writer David K Barnes, tight, fast-paced and clever, with just the right balance of dramatic motivation to wear the crazy twists and turns of the story. The characters are memorable, from the top to the bottom of the Funns down through all of the charmingly-awkward residents Piffling, by the Reverend does not Fluctuate, the agnostic vicar, Agatha Doyle, the candy-store owner/city detective, not to mention Madeleine, the funeral house mouse/biographer, tells the story. The cast is exceptional, each of them delivers perfectly on the show with a sense of Humor. And the sound-production by Andy Goddard and John Wakefield paints a picture of Piffling so clear and immersive that you’d swear that you were there.
If you ‘ ve never heard of an audio drama, wood-coats is a perfect starting point, with a clear and understandable story executed perfectly, and if you’re an audio drama fan, you owe it to yourself hear in this extraordinary production, which sets a unique path away from the more committed genres of the form.
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