TLTP 014 – Apocalypse Then

Let me take you on a journey through time, many Tuesdays ago…

This month on The Last Tuesday Project we take a closer look at the so-called Dark Ages (more accurately known as the Early Middle Ages). Alex asks Hayley and Shaun to look into something which, on the surface, seems a little ludicrous – did a comet have anything to do with those “Dark” times? In true clickbait style, what we find out may surprise you…

We also investigate the origin of the term “Dark Ages”, and what exactly constitutes a Dirty Snowball?

 

 

Our next TWOsday episode, Episode 14a, will be released on 12th September.

 

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This month’s icon uses an an image from the book Die Erde. Eine allgemeine Erd- und La?nderkunde, etc by Franz Heiderich, taken from The British Library’s Flickr archive.

Hayley’s Comet Theme is Aspiranto by Kai Engel, from the Free Music Archive.

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With huge thanks, as usual, to Strong4Life for the use of his music.
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TLTP 013a – 8 4 2 7 6 4 1

Welcome to this month’s TWOsday!

 

This extra episode includes some bits cut from the main episode 13, plus a section recorded on Sunday night about our favourite real conspiracies!

 

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This month’s icon uses an an image from the book The Conquest of the Moon: a story of the Bayouda, taken from The British Library’s Flickr archive.

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TLTP 013 – Numbers Stations

Welcome to our birthday party – this month, The Last Tuesday Project is a year old! And we’ve decided to give ourselves a birthday present by talking about a subject we’re all a little obsessed with… the phenomenon that are numbers stations.

Shaun acts as Dimbleby, while Alex and Hayley dig deep into this fascinating and somewhat conspiratorial subject. Alex goes off on one about the nerdy parts of this subject, and Hayley shows her ghoulish side.

And, for once, here are the show notes! (Yes, I know, I’m as shocked as you.)

 

Did you miss Shaun and Alex embarrassing themselves by taking a maths test for a ten year old? In that case you should go back and listen to Episode 12a.

Our next TWOsday episode, Episode 13a, will be released on 8th August.

 

Do you like what we do and want to show your support? Well, you can now give us a helping hand via Patreon! Just go to https://www.patreon.com/LastTuesdayProject. If every listener gave us a dollar a month, we will be able to furnish Tuesday Tower with all sorts of hipster paraphernalia, as well as get Shaun a Hipstermatic 3000 beard trimmer for his birthday. Please donate – he’s in dire need of a trim.

 

This month’s icon uses an an image from the book The Conquest of the Moon: a story of the Bayouda, taken from The British Library’s Flickr archive.

Want to get in touch? We’re on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Or, you can email us at podcast@lasttuesdayproject.com.

With huge thanks, as usual, to Strong4Life for the use of his music.
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TLTP 012A – Eleven Minus

Sit up straight, pay attention, and no talking in the back of the class while Miss is speaking! It’s time for this month’s TWOsday Project!

 

This time, Hayley plays the part of teacher, effortlessly segueing from strict disciplinarian to 1950s-drunk-on-gin-teacher trope, while Shaun and Alex embarrass ourselves by answering maths questions from an example 11+ exam.

We also reprise Episode 12 by talking about Cyril Burt and his influence on the 11+.

 

Do you like what we do and want to show your support? Well, you can now give us a helping hand via Patreon! Just go to https://www.patreon.com/LastTuesdayProject. If every listener gave us a dollar a month, we will be able to furnish Tuesday Tower with all sorts of hipster paraphernalia, as well as get Shaun a Hipstermatic 3000 beard trimmer for his birthday. Please donate – he’s in dire need of a trim.

 

This month’s icon uses a drawing of Bristol Grammar School from Wikimedia Commons. (OK, it’s an independent public school rather than a state-run grammar, but we liked the photo.)

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TLTP 012 – Comprehensive Grammar

Done your homework yet? Don’t worry, you don’t have to. The Last Tuesday Project is here to provide you with its own unique form of education!

This month the Dimbleby is you, the listener! Alex, Hayley and Shaun decide to veto a question on women’s rights and the two World Wars, which leaves them having to take a closer look at the English grammar school, including the 11+ exam.

 

Speaking of which, our next TWOsday episode will be us taking the 11+ exam! You’ll be able to download that on the 11th July.

 

This month’s icon uses a drawing of Bristol Grammar School from Wikimedia Commons. (OK, it’s an independent public school rather than a state-run grammar, but we liked the photo.)

Hayley’s dramatic music is Rapture by Ross Bugden, released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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With huge thanks, as usual, to Strong4Life for the use of his music.
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TLTP 011A – Election Special 2017

Welcome to The Last Tuesday Project Election Special!

Guest Tuesday Simon takes the reins in this recording, while Alex, Hayley, and Shaun, take a deep-dive into the manifestos of six biggest political parties in the UK: Labour, The Conservatives, The Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP), The Liberal Democrats, The Green Party, and The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP).

Note that this is a very long episode – over two hours – but it’s packed full of the usual interesting information and irreverent chat that you know and love. So sit back, settle in, and enjoy listening to us tease apart a lot of political words and policies.

 

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This month’s icon uses an image from Wikimedia Commons.

With huge thanks, as usual, to Strong4Life for the use of his music.
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TLTP 011 – Mum’s Gone To Iceland

Góður dagur og velkominn! It’s episode 11 of The Last Tuesday Project, thank Týr! this month we’ve abandoned the comparatively warm climes of the UK and have shifted our gaze northwards.

Alex asked Hayley, Shaun, and Guest Tuesday Tammy, why Icelandic has hardly changed since the Sagas were written in the 11th, 12th and 13th Centuries. With many references to the little known website Whykyperdeea, we talk etymology, migration and invasion. We also discuss whether there are other languages which have followed a similar path, and what’s so vulgar about Romansh.

Plus, as this is a British podcast, there are a number of references to a certain frozen food supermarket chain

 

Our next TWOsday episode will be a UK General Election Special! No clues (mainly because, at the time of writing, we hadn’t recorded it yet), but it will be released on Tuesday 6th June, two days before us Brits decide our own fate. Because that always goes well, right?

Also, have you heard our last TWOsday episode? It was Mental Health Awareness Week, so 5 of us spent some time talking about our own experiences with depression and anxiety. It’s a long listen, but it’s honest, frank, and surprisingly funny. Listen to Episode 10a to find out more.

 

This month’s icon uses a drawing of Hörður Grímkelsson from Wikimedia Commons.

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TLTP 010a – Mental Health Awareness Week

Welcome to TWOsday! Yes, it’s the second Tuesday of the month, so here’s this month’s TLTP extra episode.

Episode 10 was on the subject of whether mindfulness meditation works as a treatment for depression. Normally these extra episodes include outtakes from the main episode, plus a little extra discussion loosely based on the topic covered. However, the extra discussion turned out to be not so little. Because of this, we’ve decided to release that discussion by itself. It’s quite a long chat, but it’s a lot of fun.

 

Alex, Hayley and Shaun are joined by guest Tuesdays Simon and Kirioth, to talk about our own experiences with depression and anxiety. We discuss mental health and work, dealing with social situations, plus some random (and funny) experiences of our own.

 

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This month’s icon uses a drawing of Indian saint and yogi Mahavatar Babaji from Wikimedia Commons.

With huge thanks, as usual, to Strong4Life for the use of his music.
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TLTP 010 – Mind Your Head

Relax, breathe, be present, and accept the thoughts which enter your mind… while listening to this month’s episode of The Last Tuesday Project.

Our Guest Tuesday this month is Simon, a rationalist, skeptic, curry fan, and all-round-nice-guy. Also, like Shaun, Hayley, and Alex, has some experience with the theme of this month’s episode.

As Mental Health Awareness Week is coming up in May, we decided that this month’s theme would be mental health. Shaun takes the Dimbleby role whether there is any evidence for mindfulness meditation as a treatment for depression. We talk about the potential harms of mindfulness meditation, our experiences with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Plus, rockstar Hayley sings us into the episode.

 

Don’t forget that we’ll be releasing our Extra TWOsday companion episode on Tuesday 9th May 2017, on the theme of mental health, plus the usual levels of irreverent conversation.

 

Not listened to the most recent TWOsday companion episode? Listen to our thoughts on various conspiracy theories (Lost Cosmonauts, dead Paul McCartney and dead Avril Lavigne) and Neil Young’s Pono, all on Episode 009a.

 

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This month’s icon uses a drawing of Indian saint and yogi Mahavatar Babaji from Wikimedia Commons.

With huge thanks, as usual, to Strong4Life for the use of his music.
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TLTP 009a – The Vinyl Solution

Welcome to The Last Tuesday Project‘s first companion episode!

This episode is directly link to March 2017’s Episode 9 – The Vinyl Countdown. It includes sections not in the original episode, some of which are related to the subject of vinyl. Other sections… not so much.

Subjects covered include:

Plus, Tom Eastwood makes an appearance like some sort of hip hop Beetlejuice to give his unique opinion on all things audio.

With huge thanks, as always, to Strong4Life for the use of his music.
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