Episode 71 – The Craft So Long to Learn

In our 71st episode, Lauren fabricates a lesson all about the international movement for a return to craftsmanship in decorative and fine arts from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. [Get ready to feel inspired by wood and natural shapes.] Later, enjoy a quiz also called “Arts and Crafts”!

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[Music: 1) Sussex Folk Trio Music Video, 2011, via YouTube;  2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 69 – Kardashian Konfidential: For Trivia Purposes Only

In our sixty-ninth episode, Lauren bravely goes where no trivia podcast before us has dared: to keep up with the Kardashians. [You know, for TRIVIA PURPOSES ONLY.] Later, enjoy a quiz with such a punny title we don’t want to spoil it in the ep notes. And stick around for a fun segment from our friends Jeff, Ken, Matt, and Neal from the Triviality Podcast!

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[Music: 1) Kim Kardashian, “Jam (Turn It Up),” 2011.  2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 67 – The Spruce Recluse

In our 67th episode, Lauren peels back the layers on the onion that was eccentric recluse Howard Hughes. Learn all about his Hollywood lifestyle, obsession with airplanes, and involvement in a few scandals along the way. Later, enjoy a quiz called “Howards and Hues”!

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[Music:  1) Bayside, “Howard,” 2008;  2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 65 – Tiny Cars and the New World Order: Part Dos

In our 65th episode, Lauren promotes us all to the next level to discuss more secret organizations along the Continuum of Dangerousness™. Later, enjoy a quiz called “Victoria’s Secret”!

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[Music: 1) Atlantic Starr, “Secret Lovers,”  1985;  2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 63 – Tiny Cars and the New World Order: Part Uno

In our 63rd episode [and part one of two in a series], Lauren learns some passwords and delves deep into the world of secret societies. Ready to infiltrate your uncle’s Moose Lodge? [You may also start ranking things on your own Continuum of Dangerousness ™.] Later, enjoy a quiz called “Odd Fellows”!

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[Music: 1) The Smiths, “Shoplifters of the World Unite,” 2011; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 61 – (Here I Am) Rock You Like a Hurricane

In Episode 61, Lauren takes to the airwaves to give us the rundown on several types of natural disasters, including hurricanes, typhoons, earthquakes, tornadoes, and fire whirls. [We’re all doomed. Note: this episode is not terribly uplifting.] Later, enjoy a quiz on disaster movies!

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[Music: 1) Carole King, “I Feel the Earth Move,” 1971; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 59 – Make It Up As You Go Along

In our 59th episode, Lauren reveals the history of cosmetics throughout the world [and why we should be so thankful for technological advances in the makeup industry]. Oh, and we pass along some great beauty hacks to you, free of charge.  Later, enjoy a quiz called “Painted Faces”!

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[Music: 1) Luciano Pavarotti, “Recitar! …Vesti la giubba (Pagliacci / Act 1),” 2010; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 57 – Bang Your Head

In our 57th episode, Lauren gets down to brass tacks and shares some information about precious metals, contemporary and ancient. [Have you heard of the hot new trend in gold?] Later, enjoy a quiz on hair metal bands!

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[Music:  1) Warrant, “Cherry Pie,” 1990.  2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 55 – Brick House

In our 55th episode, Lauren fabricates the blueprints and lays out several important Architects You Should Know. [In case you’ve always wanted to pretend to be one, now’s your chance!] Later, enjoy a quiz on New York City!

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[Music: 1) The Commodores, “Brick House,” 1977; 2)  Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 53 – Heading to the Big House

In our 53rd episode, Lauren sends us up the river and details some of America’s most famous prisons [in what will surely be part one of a multi-episode series], as well as the actions of some infamous inmates. Later, enjoy a quiz about birds!

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[Music: 1) The Pretenders, “Back on the Chain Gang,” 1982; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]