Weekly Wrap 590: More nostalgia in the Quarantimes, plus some deep geekery in words

Thanon Intrawarowot, Chiang Mai

As the Quarantimes continue, it feels like I flip between thinking everything’s mostly fine and a combination of nostalgia and despair. There was certainly nostalgia, especially for my trip to Thailand two years ago, but my week of Monday 13 to Sunday 19 September 2021 was also surprisingly productive.

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The 9pm Offensively-Named Dispatches from Prison Island Megamix

Mike Lindell, Trump supporter and founder and CEO of My Pillow, Inc, pimping his merchandise on Jim Bakker’s daily infomercial program in September 2021.

In this episode we simply have to hear about the plight of Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s friend. There’s some unbiased news from America. And there’s a compulsory mention of submarines.

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Weekly Wrap 588: Spring brings two podcasts, one COVID-19 test, and a currawong

My week of Monday 30 August to Sunday 5 September 2021 included a COVID-19 test which once more came back negative. The wait was slightly more stressful than I thought it would be. I’m hoping productivity will return as spring continues, though I still produced two podcasts this week.

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The 9pm Polar Political Peregrination with Dr Liz Buchanan

Dr Elizabeth Buchanan (Photo: Australian National University; Map: CIA / Library of Congress)

In the final episode of the Edict’s Late Winter Series, we discuss Antarctic geopolitics with Dr Elizabeth Buchanan from the Australian War College. There’s a lot more to it than snow, penguins, and coloured lights in the sky.

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