#5 – NYC, the Opera and Florence!!

Here’s the latest podcast – chat #5 – with a great friend who lives on Upper West Side in Manhattan! She’s had a great life in the opera and loves traveling to Italy.


1-10min: Florence

25 min: NYC in the 50’s, Robert Moses.
27 min: the show about Yonkers is “Show Me a Hero”

29: Housing in NYC.
34: surprise Seinfeld! Comedy club, Gotham.
38m: soup nazi
40 min: Robert Caro.

49m: life in the Opera. “How did it start?” πŸ™‚
57.5m – winning an Emmy! πŸ˜€

1:01 – starting the wrap-up.
1:02 – Bologna!

1:05, ending.

Mosaic of Lives

Quick update – we’re testing a portfolio site for the podcasts with a focus on the people we’re chatting with, as a mosaic of different lives.

The title also refers to how life could sometimes be more a mosaic of years, forming a fuller picture, than a coherent story with a driving narrative. Things change, and sometimes a life story changes into something new.



Memoirs and Seattle History

One of our first new contacts through this podcasting blog was a great blogfriend who has a new book/memoir published and released this spring!

It’s called “Mysterious Builder Of Seattle Landmarks: The Search For MyΒ Father”, where she writes about her father and his arrival in Seattle in 1886. Here.

We’re trying to set up a podcast with her sometime later this summer/fall, just wanted to share the exciting new possibilities with connecting with interesting people through wordpress!


Jefferson, panel 4.

During our chats with Seattle about Thomas Jefferson and the Founding Fathers, we referenced the text from panel 4 in the great Jefferson Memorial.

The full text is the following:

“I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions, but laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors.”


First 4 on the air :)

Just a little update – after the first four podcasts are published and sent around the world through web and emails!

We’ve made four chats so far with two baristas in our local coffee shop, and two with co-workers on skype.

In the coming weeks we’ll be adding more portraits of interesting and great people, with a mix of chats about smaller and bigger topics in life and the world.

Hope you’ve enjoyed some parts of the chats so far, and have a great weekend! πŸ˜€

#4 – Floral Geometry and the hidden beauties of Nature

In this 4th podcast we’re having a great chat with an Art Student in Manchester who lives in the Lake District! She’s working on a summer project about Floral Geometry – the interesting field about how nature has hidden complex and beautiful geometric forms in the flowers, trees, mountains and the landscapes all around us.

In the conversations we’ll also briefly be referencing a great book that connects the Greek philosophy and western tradition of arts to the deeper aesthetics of flowers, and that shows us how nature is a timeless teacher, if we only choose to look closely.

We’ll also be talking about more everday stuff like growing up in the beautiful surroundings of the Lakes, working in a great little coffee shop during the summer, and the contrasts between peaceful village life and living in bigger cities.

Happy listening πŸ˜€


Podcast #3 – Western Philosophy, and the Grunge Era

Great conversation with a co-worker in Seattle! This time we’ll be talking about Western Philosophy, the American Experience, and living two years abroad in Japan during high school.

Main topics are the Enlightenment, the common foundations and contrasts between Europe and the US, the characteristics and culture of Seattle, and some musings on the complexities of Japanese culture and language.

There are also stories of the early pioneers in Texas in the 1850s, the Viking heritage, and the adaption and blending into new cultures through travels and exploration.

This is the first and introductory podcast of an evolving series of conversations!

Podcast #2 – A Doctor’s Life.

In this second podcast we’re talking with a co-worker who partly grew up as an expat i Hong Kong to British-Burmese parents, and later moved to England at the age of 10. Then a couple of decades later, as a senior consultant doctor – he went to Canada in 2015 and shares some of his stories and highlights from a year abroad.

Enjoy! πŸ˜€

Podcast #1 – The Coffee Shop Barista!


In this first podcast on Podcast & Coffee – we’re chatting with a favorite barista from the local coffee shop in the Lakes! We’ll be talking about small village life, living in Colorado in the winter to ski, and choices and priorities of living and enjoying life πŸ˜€

This is the opening podcast of our show, good listening and hope you’ll enjoy!!