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Welcome to Smart Living Hawaii’s Podcast where we discuss Smart Homes & Technology, Sustainability, Healthy Lifestyles (Food/Fitness/Well-Being) and Smart Business. Check us out at: www.SmartLivingHi.com, follow us on Instagram @smart_living_hawaii or LIKE us on Facebook @smartlivinghawaii #SmartHomes #SmartEco #SmartHealth #SmartBusiness
 
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Lindsay and Madison discuss Gabriel Prosser, as well as the power of possibility, that you should always check the weather if you can, and how to orchestrate a rebellion. The first in our Black History Month series. Information pulled from the following sources: 2021 All That’s Interesting article by Morgan Dunn 2021 Encyclopedia Virginia article b…
 
Lindsay and Madison discuss Grace O’Malley, the Pirate Queen of Connacht, as well as why you should never cross an Irish lass, that it’s not lying if you keep up PART of the bargain, and how to be an epic badass. Information pulled from the following sources: 2022 Forbes article by Margie Goldsmith 2022 Irish Post article 2021 History Extra article…
 
I read 2 fairy tales from the 1893 children’s book, Rays of Sunshine: “A Frog He Would a Wooing Go” and “Death and Burial of Cock Robin.”*****References“A Frog He Would A Wooing Go.” Rays of Sunshine. New York: M'Loughlin Bros., 1893. https://archive.org/details/raysofsunshine00unse/page/n7/mode/2up“Death and Burial of Cock Robin.” Rays of Sunshine…
 
Lindsay and Madison discuss The Jersey Devil, as well as why you should avoid Quakers, that sometimes it’s okay to be petty, and how to fake a cryptid. Information pulled from the following sources: 2022 All That’s Interesting article by Leah Silverman 2021 Navy History blog post by Tyler Robinson 2021 Rutgers University Library article 2016 Courie…
 
Lindsay is joined by David Lester and Marcus Rediker, the illustrator and author behind the new graphic novel “Under the Banner of King Death: Pirates of the Atlantic,” which will be released February 7, 2023. David Lester illustrated the award-winning “1919: A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike.” His poster of anti-war protester Malach…
 
In this minisode, I discuss the history of the zoetrope & explain why, even though it was generally marketed as a “toy,” I believe it was much more than that.*****ReferencesCoterill, Chris. “Early Pioneer: William George Horner.” https://animationgeek.blogspot.com/2011/01/early-pioneer-william-george-horner.htmlObject Lessons. “Zoetrope, Victorian,…
 
Lindsay and Madison discuss Baba Anujka, as well as how you can turn heartbreak into a money-making glow-up, that snitches get theirs, and how it’s the #YearOfLindsay. Information pulled from the following sources: 2022 Oddity Central article 2022 Short History article by Peter Preskar 2021 Vintage News Daily article 2020 Index International articl…
 
Lindsay is joined by Dom from Horror House: True Crime and the Macabre to discuss the Great Fire of London, as well as why you should never store combustibles next to more combustibles, that you should never bring a squirt gun to a fire fight, and how the disaster changed the face of London and fire fighting forever. Information pulled from the fol…
 
The Victorians are credited with giving us many of the Christmas traditions we know and love today, but in this episode, I look at some with which the majority of us may be less familiar, including the Christmas Pickle, “festive science,” dangerous parlour games, and the infamous wassail bowl.*****BBC. “History of Christmas.” https://www.bbc.co.uk/…
 
Lindsay and Madison discuss the stories behind popular Christmas tales, as well as why you should never trust your younger siblings, that God isn’t cool with cannibalism, and that mince meat pies have a dicey origin story. Information pulled from the following sources: 2021 Farmers’ Almanac article by Amy Grisak 2020 Fodors Travel article by Jesse …
 
Today we will continue our Sustainable Leaders series and have a Talk Story with Joseph Valenti w/ the Albizia Project. We will talk about the Albizia tree, an invasive tree here in Hawaii and solutions due to it’s rapid growth as it takes over our Hawaii forests. From building homes, furniture and now surfboards, there is much to learn about this …
 
Lindsay and Madison discuss the Hellfire Club, as well as how easy it was to be a womanizing d-bag, that killing people tends to cost you friends, and that haunted hunting lodges should probs be avoided unless you really like getting touched. Information pulled from the following sources: 2022 Irish Central website by Debra Kelly 2021 Expert Vagabo…
 
I recently had the opportunity to talk to Traci Muller Rylands about cemeteries she has visited around the U.S. and the research those visits have inspired.About Traci: An almost-native of Georgia, Traci Muller Rylands has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Georgia. She didn’t take an interest in cemeteries until 2012, when she …
 
Lindsay and Madison discuss the London Matchstick Girls Strike of 1888, as well as why worker safety is important, that you should always fight for what’s right, and that loud cats and snoring dogs make the perfect podcast soundtrack. Information pulled from the following sources: 2021 All That’s Interesting article by Genevieve Carlton 2021 Histor…
 
Lindsay and Madison discuss the Lost Children of the Alleghenies, as well as why you should trust your gut, that you should explore all possibilities when conducting a search and rescue, and how heartbreaking unsolved mysteries can be. Information pulled from the following sources: 2022 Grunge article by Jean Mendoza 2022 Uncovering PA article by J…
 
Over half a century before “celebrity chefs” captured the public imagination, Agnes Bertha Marshall (1855-1905) was a true visionary who built an empire that included cooking schools, cookbooks and a weekly magazine, retail products, and other ventures. I provide a brief overview of Marshall’s life, and focus on the area she is perhaps best known f…
 
Lindsay and Madison discuss Levi Boone Helm, as well as why the Wild West was such a hotbed of murder, that eating people doesn’t make you mysterious and cool, and how killing a bunch of people eventually catches up to you. Information pulled from the following sources: 2022 94.3 Lite FM article by Leslie Morgan 2022 Fox56 News article by Matthew D…
 
Lindsay and Madison discuss Kaspar Hauser, as well blipping into existence via Thanos, that lying isn’t the best way to get what you want, and how not to get attention with deadly weapons. Information pulled from the following sources: 2022 All That’s Interesting article by Gina Dimuro 2021 Ancient Origins article by Natalia Klimczak 2020 The Publi…
 
In this episode, I talk to Stephen of one of my favorite podcasts, Dark Stories from the Campfire, about British Occultism’s development during the Victorian Era and various factors that intersected with and influenced it (including French Occultism and Egyptomania).About Stephen: As the creator and writer of Dark Stories from the Campfire and The …
 
Lindsay and Madison discuss Mary Toft, as well as how to take advantage of the poor and uneducated, that it’s never okay to put foreign biological objects in your hoo-hah, and that profiting off others misfortune makes you a total asshat. Information pulled from the following sources: 2021 IFL Science article by James Felton 2020 Burials & Beyond a…
 
Lindsay and Madison discuss Ned Kelly, as well as how you can be a bad guy without being a bad “guy,” that xenophobia is never cool, and that arts and crafts can make you pretty badass. Information pulled from the following sources: 2011 WSJ article by Enda Curran 1974 Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 5 listing by John V. Barry 1953 The M…
 
Happy Halloween! In this special holiday episode, Lindsay and Madison share a variety of paranormal stories from newspapers past. Pre-order your copy of the 2023 Independent True Crime Podcast calendar at podcastcalendars.com and get $5 off your order by using our promo code, OLDECRIMERS. And if you order before November 30, 2022, you can get an ad…
 
I close out October with a brief summary of the life of Greek/Irish writer Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904). I examine ways in which his rather unique life may have influenced the ghost stories he is perhaps best known for, and read one of his stories (“The Corpse-Rider”). ***** References Codrescu, Andrei. “The Many Lives of Lafcadio Hearn.” https://www…
 
Lindsay and Madison discuss the Greenbrier Ghost, as well as how to not be suspicious, that it’s not smart to boast about how awful of a human you are, and that you should always trust your gut (and your daughter). Information pulled from the following sources: 2022 All That’s Interesting article by Erik Hawkins 2022 West Virginia Explorer article …
 
Today we will continue our Sustainable Leaders series and have a Talk Story with Sandy Ward, the co-founder and executive director of the Malama Puuloa Program. Greatest goal is to restore Puuloa, Pearl Harbor and they focus on community stewardship, education and partnerships. We will learn more about what they do, how they support our keiki and s…
 
Lindsay and Madison discuss the Great Amherst Mystery, as well as why you should avoid men with black eyes, that it’s not okay to treat people’s homes like an oddities museum, and that if a poltergeist throws a knife at you, that’s your cue to leave. Information pulled from the following sources: 2022 Halifax Examiner article by Suzanne Rent 2021 N…
 
There were a lot of sightings of “sea serpents” during the Victorian Era. I discuss some well-known sightings, and explain why these mysterious creatures became an important part of 19th-century culture despite the genuine fear they inspired in so many people.*****ReferencesColeman, Loren. Mysterious America: The Ultimate Guide to the Nation's Weir…
 
Today we will continue our Sustainable Leaders series and have a Talk Story with Jake Johnson at Hale Partners where we will be discussing the successes and hurdles of building affordable housing in Hawaii. We will also learn about Homeaid Hawaii and what they do for our community, the newly built Kama’oku Kauhale, tiny home community for veterans …
 
Lindsay and Madison discuss the New England Vampire Panic, as well as why you shouldn’t bury baby shoes, that organs are pretty flammable, and that you should never drink or breathe in ashes of your dead loved ones, like, ever. Information pulled from the following sources: 2022 New England Today article by Joe Bills 2022 Heritage Daily blog post 2…
 
Lindsay is joined by Abigail from the Manic Pixie Weirdo podcast to see if she can decipher what a couple of Victorian slang terms mean. Listen to Manic Pixie Weirdo wherever you catch your podcasts. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Lea…
 
Lindsay and Madison discuss West Virginia Penitentiary, as well as why you should watch where you’re building things, that inmate-on-inmate violence is no joke, and that exploring haunted places at night is a TERRIBLE idea. Information pulled from the following sources: 2022 West Virginia Explorer article by David Sibray 2021 WTRF article by Stepha…
 
I am very excited to have Lindsay Valenty of the Ye Olde Crime podcast as TVVS’s first-ever guest! Lindsay provides us with lots of excellent information about Spring-Heeled Jack, who was far more than just a popular character from the penny dreadfuls.You can learn more about Lindsay and her AWESOME podcast here: linktr.ee/yeoldecrime*****SourcesAn…
 
Lindsay and Madison discuss Alexander Turney Stewart, as well as how to start an empire from the ground up, that Amazon wasn’t the first to offer free shipping, and that you shouldn’t touch dead things. Information pulled from the following sources: 2016 Atlas Obscura article by Andrew Lenoir 2010 Unbound Smithsonian Libraries and Archives blog pos…
 
Lindsay is joined by Madison from the Ye Olde Crime podcast to see if she can decipher what a couple of Victorian slang terms mean. Listen to Ye Olde Crime wherever you catch your podcasts. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more ab…
 
Lindsay and Madison discuss Margaret Dickson, as well as how Scotland used to punish women just cause they could, that not every hanging ends how you think it will, and how to get a sweet nickname just for not dying. Information pulled from the following sources: 2022 Surgeons’ Hall Museum blog post 2021 Edinburgh Live article by Kaite Welsh 2020 R…
 
I discovered poet/herpetologist Arthur O’Shaughnessy (1844-1881) earlier this week. In this episode, I explain why I find him so interesting, and read a few of his works.*****ReferencesFinnigan, Robert. “Arthur O’Shaughnessy: An Anglo-Irish Poet?” Nordic Irish Studies 17, no. 2 (2018): 55–74. https://www.jstor.org/stable/26657341.Günther, Albert. “…
 
Lindsay and Madison discuss Edward Jones—Queen Victoria’s stalker, as well as how to be the hide and seek champion, that doubling up on trousers is a great way to smuggle out goods, and how to improve security by pointing out how lax it was in the first place. Information pulled from the following sources: 2018 The Senior article by David Ellis 201…
 
Lindsay is joined by Autumn from the Autumn's Oddities podcast to see if she can decipher what a couple of Victorian slang terms mean. Listen to Autumn's Oddities wherever you catch your podcasts. Mentioned in this episode: Audible Get 1-month free of Audible! That's one free book and access to hundreds of free books and podcasts! Start reading tod…
 
Today we will continue our Sustainable Leaders series and have a Talk Story with Bavan Nadarajah, as he shares the Lunch Out Of Landfills program he started in his high school. We will learn about a program that can be adopted in just about any town across America to help keep food, waste and recyclables out of the landfills while working with our …
 
Lindsay is joined by Shawn Peters, author of the book “The Infamous Harry Hayward.” Shawn teaches in the Integrated Liberal Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He has written five books, most recently The Catonsville Nine: A Story of Faith and Resistance in the Vietnam Era. Dubbed “one of the greatest criminals the world has eve…
 
In my third and final (for now) episode on Victorian-Era stage magic, I look at the influence of imperialism on this art form, and ways in which Western magicians “Othered” non-Western cultures.*****ReferencesGoto-Jones, Christopher. “Magic, Modernity, and Orientalism: Conjuring Representations of Asia.” Modern Asian Studies, vol. 48, no. 6, 2014, …
 
Lindsay and Madison discuss Viking werewolves, as well as why you shouldn’t steal magic wolf pelts, that wolves are pretty awesome, and how “alpha males” were supes into Odin. Information pulled from the following sources: 2021 Atlas Obscura article by Sarah Durn 2020 Nordic Culture blog post by Skjalden 2018 History article 2011 Scandinavian Studi…
 
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