193 – You’re a Gem

Everybody loves a diamond–but what about the other gems that may not get as much attention? Today, learn all about semiprecious stones and their incredible history and uses. Later, take a quiz on Things That Used to be Rare!

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[Music: 1) GEM feat. Elaskia, “Rich Girl,” 2017; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

192 – A Tale of Two Artists: Or, The Color War

It’s an Art World Grudge Match!

In this corner: With more than four decades’ experience, a Turner Prize, and a knighthood– British-Indian artist Sir Anish Kapoor! And in this corner: The much younger, positive pop artist championing mental health and social justice causes– English artist Stuart Semple! Who will prevail? Who will provoke the ire of the masses? Who will come across as our hero? Find out now! [And later, take a quiz called “Home or Away”!]

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[Music: 1) OK Go for Sesame Street, “Three Primary Colors,” 2012; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

April 1 Special: Mister In4mation: 4mats From B4

Hello, and welcome to Mister Information– an offshoot trivia podcast for gents [and ladies] who kind of enjoy trivia but also sticking it to annoying teams at pub quiz.  In this very special episode, it’s Throwback Thursday as Steve and Josh discuss defunct audio/video formats and TV from before they were born. Also, enjoy another episode of “In the Not-Too-Distant Past-Perfect”, and a quiz on vaccines and TV theme songs.

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[Music: 1) Donny Hathaway, “And Then There’s Maude,” 1972 ; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]