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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.



Closing Music:

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



Background fire ambience by inchadney from


Suzanne says hello

“George...don’t do that” - the indomitable Joyce Grenfel - Nursery School Sketches - 

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 -

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 ( 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’ - .  The Aarne-Thompson scale is a way of classifying folk tales by trope.  Head here for some examples of this type:

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...)