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Balanchine (horse race) - Wikicast 065

Balanchine (horse race) - Wikicast 065

September 11, 2019

 

The boys are back after their summer break, and they are BURSTING with things to talk about. Horse racing! Singing! World of Warcraft! The Wurzels!

Strap yourself in for an hour of tangents, diversions, and occasionally a bit of learning. It's good to be back :) Let us know if you'd like to see us play some World of Warcraft!

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P.S. Simon now realises pederasty is male-specific so retracts such a slanderous claim

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Edited by Adam Gillard (https://twitter.com/Adam_Gillard)

St Patrick’s Purgatory - Wikicast 064

St Patrick’s Purgatory - Wikicast 064

July 11, 2019

Dan and Simon gaze deeply into St Patrick's hole. If you have a site of historical importance near you, please do email in! We want to hear all about your local history, and bonus points if you send us a photo of you listening to the podcast (or in Wikicast gear) at said site! Also please do guess what Dan's riddle is all about. Because Simon is a bit confuzzled.

Also it's our two year anniversary!! Thank you for putting up with us for so long, you guys rule. We totally remembered that it was our anniversary from the very start of the episode, as per...

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- Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thewikicast

- Dan's choral piece of the week playlist (Apple Music): https://music.apple.com/gb/playlist/choral-piece-of-the-week/pl.u-9N9LvDbsyd3o73

- Dan's choral piece of the week playlist (Spotify): https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7ceEVD9Bo0WeIQg9uCnSq2?si=eJqOKGhzR_GJezUf4gFG6g

- Leshan Giant Buddha: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leshan_Giant_Buddha

- Peregrination: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/peregrination

- Sheppard first service: https://soundcloud.com/adamcole-2/adams-virtual-choir-sheppard-magnificat-nunc-dimittis-1st-service

- The Shadow of the Wind: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1232.The_Shadow_of_the_Wind

- Simon's goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/53209373-simon-clark

- Silent Woods (Dvorak) [please do yourself a favour and listen to this]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6z4hA3JzZ4

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Edited by Adam Gillard (https://twitter.com/Adam_Gillard)

The Whole Town’s Talking - Wikicast 063

The Whole Town’s Talking - Wikicast 063

July 1, 2019

 

Blowie. Exeter. Confession. Hoooo boy.

Dan and Simon chat about old films and get caught in a wiki closed loop, the podcast loses some weight, we have yet more talents showcased from the readership, including some fantastic fan fiction! Also, we close out with some beautiful music from the University of Exeter Chapel Choir. Let us know what you think about the new structure!

Also please do send us your confessions for confession corner, poster photoshops (it doesn't have to be The Goonies!), and any and all hidden talents you may have!

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- Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thewikicast

- Dan's choral piece of the week playlist (Apple Music): https://music.apple.com/gb/playlist/choral-piece-of-the-week/pl.u-9N9LvDbsyd3o73

- Dan's choral piece of the week playlist (Spotify): https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7ceEVD9Bo0WeIQg9uCnSq2?si=eJqOKGhzR_GJezUf4gFG6g

- List of most expensive movies: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_expensive_films

- Goonies poster! Please do send in your photoshops: https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1Ww7eOVXXXXaLapXXq6xXFXXXZ/Custom-Canvas-Art-The-Goonies-Poster-The-Goonie-Wallpaper-Movie-Mural-Classic-Wall-Stickers-Kids-Bedroom.jpg_640x640.jpg  

- Flowers for Algernon: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36576608-flowers-for-algernon

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This week's article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Whole_Town%27s_Talking

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Edited by Adam Gillard (https://twitter.com/Adam_Gillard)

Note-taking - Wikicast 062

Note-taking - Wikicast 062

June 22, 2019

Oh boy, Annie Edison wrote a wikipedia article. This episode is a lil shorter than normal as both of us were very tired bois when recording - Simon in particular had a very early start...

Please do send you confessions in to our new favourite corner!

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- Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thewikicast

- Dan's choral piece of the week playlist (Apple Music): https://music.apple.com/gb/playlist/choral-piece-of-the-week/pl.u-9N9LvDbsyd3o73

- Dan's choral piece of the week playlist (Spotify): https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7ceEVD9Bo0WeIQg9uCnSq2?si=eJqOKGhzR_GJezUf4gFG6g

- Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_C0I3YgMHiI 

- King's College new album (feat. Howells Coll Reg Mag): https://open.spotify.com/track/5hZfeQZVciVPnrJHCQvlCL 

- I Saw Eternity: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39094797-i-saw-eternity-the-other-night?from_search=true

- Homo Deus: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31138556-homo-deus

 

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This week's article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Note-taking

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Edited by Adam Gillard (https://twitter.com/Adam_Gillard)

2001–02 Nashville Predators season - Wikicast 061

2001–02 Nashville Predators season - Wikicast 061

June 18, 2019

A shambolic season from an ice hockey team with an unfortunately named stadium... The boys are back, talking about their sporting prowess, recent TV favourites, and trial out a new corner. Send you confessions in - you get an absolution! You get an absolution! EVERYONE GETS AN ABSOLUTION!

(Apologies for the late upload - this was entirely Simon's fault!)

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- Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thewikicast

- The first PhD vlog! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLWKLGaqxVs 

- Eton choir book: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eton_Choirbook

- Monteverdi vespers: https://open.spotify.com/album/2VIZHJe5aSNcpN6O0qSFVg

- Dan's iTunes playlist: https://music.apple.com/gb/playlist/choral-piece-of-the-week/pl.u-9N9LvDbsyd3o73 

- Picard trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUGYXELKPTw 

- Years & Years: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/m000539g/years-and-years

- It's History, Bitch: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/its-history-bitch/id1463446022?i=1000438839569

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This week's article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001%E2%80%9302_Nashville_Predators_season

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Edited by Adam Gillard (https://twitter.com/Adam_Gillard)

Kolmanskop - Wikicast 060

Kolmanskop - Wikicast 060

June 9, 2019

The boys' terrible German accents are back, as they romp through a delightful article about a ghost town in southern Africa. Also featuring: white ignorance! Population density chat! Godzilla review! A new endearing but slightly strange favourite man!

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- Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thewikicast

- Caprivi strip: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caprivi_Strip

- Population densities: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_territories_by_population_density

- Rejoice in the Lamb: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw5qoSoyAP4

- The Twelve: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mYlm8b3eUI

- Dan's iTunes playlist: https://music.apple.com/gb/playlist/choral-piece-of-the-week/pl.u-9N9LvDbsyd3o73

- Kermode and Mayo reading out Dan's email: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0005m56

- Strange man sword video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xJCf4uPgK4 

- Chernobyl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9APLXM9Ei8 

 

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This week's article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolmanskop

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Edited by Simon (hence why it's a bit pants this time)

El Monte berry strike of 1933 - Wikicast 059

El Monte berry strike of 1933 - Wikicast 059

June 1, 2019

He's back! And so's Simon! The Wikicast returns after Dan finished his exams. And oh boy is his hangover hitting him hard.

This episode we talk about the MCU, Game of Thrones, Chernobyl, the communist berry pickers of California, and generally get caught up! This is one of Simon's favourite ever episodes, give it a listen!

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- Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thewikicast

- Red-baiting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-baiting 
- Fanimation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoVVH5LQQ-8
- Brady Haran: https://twitter.com/BradyHaran 
- BBC planets: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07922lr 
- Iceland Eurovision: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTb69WkBbvs 
- Marian Consort, Music for the Queen of Heaven, Ave Maris Stella: https://open.spotify.com/track/4L2Gts1qUjm9CVZXDSfJ0K 
- WoW classic, Sjin's livestreams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_Zs-NGNvCI 
- Barney and Simon: http://rebloggy.com/post/mac-it-s-always-sunny-in-philadelphia-restaurant-charlie-lock-eyes/65869268910 
- Victoria requiem, Tenebrae: https://open.spotify.com/album/0Tqsg5yiFRf7CyfhIjKh0W 
- Chernobyl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9APLXM9Ei8 

 

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This week's article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Monte_berry_strike_of_1933

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Edited by Simon (hence why it's a bit pants this time)

House of Commons Library - Wikicast 058

House of Commons Library - Wikicast 058

April 5, 2019

The fact that we randomised on a Brexit related article is just cruel at this point. Simon and Dan talk Captain Marvel, Hansard, choral music, the Yogscast, and, sigh, Brexit. Also, Dan reports back on the community's music survey!

PATRONS PLEASE NOTE: we no longer have a top lad tier! We have split the tier into Top Dogs and Top Cats: please choose your allegiance accordingly!

WIKICAST FANIMATION CONTEST: https://goo.gl/forms/yaWkSAAEFsPfUkKI3 

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- Dan's piece of the week: https://open.spotify.com/track/34IIB7bQovmCXYgcgqJRAG 

- Burning of Parliament: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_of_Parliament  

- Hansard: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hansard 

- Simon playing GTA with the yogscast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImBX05OA2hY 

- Patrick H Willem's series on the MCU: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6Bq_jK0Z1Y 

- Red Letter Media: https://www.youtube.com/user/RedLetterMedia

- Spongy and Electric: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXJqJob5IS9gd0PTpSIxZvg 

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Edited by Adam Gillard, https://twitter.com/Adam_Gillard.

Juris Silovs (athlete) - Wikicast 057

Juris Silovs (athlete) - Wikicast 057

March 18, 2019

Dan weeps in this one! WE'VE GOT A WEEPER! Also, talking about running, Dan's Genesis Sixteen audition, and how our friend Ed is in the Umbrella Academy... it's the Wikicast!

EMAIL US WITH YOUR: favourite song, most played song, most recently played song!

WIKICAST FANIMATION CONTEST: https://goo.gl/forms/yaWkSAAEFsPfUkKI3 

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- Simon's half marathon fundraiser: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/simonaccidentalmarathon 

- The 10 second barrier: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10-second_barrier  

- YogCon: http://yogscast.com/yogcon 

- Where'er you walk: https://open.spotify.com/track/6DlxjU56c6b1ifOwb8kRnR 

- I'll sail upon the dog star: https://open.spotify.com/track/4l6OvjDViULG2XLKHHyYEi 

- L'heure exquise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl22CLqxwus 

- Umbrella Academy: https://www.netflix.com/title/80186863 

- The Intelligence: https://theintelligence.economist.com/ 

- Blasting Off Again: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/blasting-off-again/id1454168811?mt=2 

- TNG Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/70158329 

- Kurzgesagt/Coffee Break drama: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qjRv6nY4QU 

- If Beale Street Could Talk: https://open.spotify.com/album/0fJDCdcog8975mFnYSCKZT 

- Spongy and Electric: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXJqJob5IS9gd0PTpSIxZvg 

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Blood Sugar Sex Magik - Wikicast 056

Blood Sugar Sex Magik - Wikicast 056

March 12, 2019

Dan and Simon discuss their first ever albums, how Dan started his singing career with Evanescence, and Simon's half marathon! Plus some fan-written poetry, Netflix recommendations, and lots and lots of music chat. It's the Wikicast!

EMAIL US WITH YOUR: favourite song, most played song, most recently played song! GIVE US DATAAAAA

WIKICAST FANIMATION CONTEST: https://goo.gl/forms/yaWkSAAEFsPfUkKI3 

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- Where is the line: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdQJ1W4COYA 

- JCB song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGkseGFQLh4 

- For crying out loud (Meat Loaf): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KyHDNQkBSA 

- In ieiunio et fletu (Tallis): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHHEk6-YLYo 

- Mother of god here I stand (Tavener): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNUZjxMjEiQ 

- Louis Therous doc: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000327c 

- Umbrella academy: https://www.netflix.com/title/80186863 

- Simon's running fundraiser: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/simonaccidentalmarathon 

- Cambridge Brexit event: https://www.facebook.com/events/786586015034676/ 

- Spongy and Electric: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXJqJob5IS9gd0PTpSIxZvg 

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