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Frithcast-Episode 14 Happy (in moderation)!

July 18th, 2017

Episode 14 – Happy (in moderation)

Things we talk about in this episode:

 

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

 

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

 

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

Suzanne says hello

“George...don’t do that” - the indomitable Joyce Grenfel - Nursery School Sketches - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBFA_AJvrp4 

Fourteen doesn’t work

Kate is totally clear

The discussion starts with Joy (the rune Wunjo/Wynn)

What do Anakin Skywalker, Harry Potter, Marcus Aurelius, and Minions have in common?

Kate tries to work it out…

Kate thinks on the mystery of bananas

Happiness as a heathen

“To shush the noisy...” Conan the Librarian - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conan_the_Librarian

The Rune Poems

Having just enough

The Minions enter stage left – the concept of living in the moment (from Despicable Me (2010)   Despicable Me 2 (2013) and Minions (2015))

Kate is not sorry

Jedi – living in the present

Jedi minions…

Druids and Buddhists

Marcus Aurelius (https://dailystoic.com/marcus-aurelius/) and a legion of Roman minion Jedi…

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Happiness in balance – the balance of need and want

The difference between need and want is wish

The art of correct wishing

(Examples from fairy tales – See Aarne-Thompson-Uther type 750A ‘Foolish Wishes’ - http://www.mftd.org/index.php?action=atu .  The Aarne-Thompson scale is a way of classifying folk tales by trope.  Head here for some examples of this type: http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/type0750a.html)

Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone (film 2001, book 1997 (twenty years?!? when did that happen?))

Anakin Skywalker – Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith (2005)

The Jedi minions return

Dragon sickness and need – from JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit (novel 1937, film trilogy 2012, 2013, 2014)

Connections in popular culture – things in moderation

How to find us online

Happy take one  Happy take two (with graceful apologies to Pharrell Williams...)

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