- Ep. 41 "Work and Leisure Collide"
What is work? For that matter, what is leisure? Is there a gulfing rift of rife between them or can the two collide and stick together like a peanut butter sandwich? Will there be bananas on the sandwich?
This and so much more in our exciting episode!
Much credit given to Mortimer Adler's talk on labour, leisure, and liberal education. https://theimaginativeconservative.org/2021/09/labor-leisure-liberal-education-mortimer-adler.html?mc_cid=ded6bf9c17&mc_eid=0ced15dc4b
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- Ep. 40 "Quick-Fire Quack: Guest Star Michelle"
Meet Michelle, Edwin's wife and a regular lass trying to live a creative life. In "Quick Fire Quack" we get to explore a plethora of topics where life and creativity collide. Music, books, projects, clothing etc. etc.
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"Here's to us ducks 'cause we don't give a quack"
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- Ep. 39 "Learn the Piano in 30 Days"
Another challenge come and gone; this time it was Megan playing piano for 30 days.
Is she now a Rachmaninov or is there room for improvement? What value is there in playing an instrument? Find out and much more in this exciting episode.
Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/ducks-never-waver-lunch-break/donations52m | Mar 8, 2023
- Ep. 38 "Dictionary Discourse"
Have you ever opened up the dictionary and released the magic of words? In this exciting episode Edwin and Megan do. We must warn you: to follow suit you run the risk of high hilarity and garnering a legendary lexicon.
Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/ducks-never-waver-lunch-break/donations39m | Feb 22, 2023
- Ep. 37 "T.S. Eliot and How to Enjoy Poetry"
T.S. Eliot: the face of modern poetry, critique, and thought. Will this spire of talent inspire or make you perspire?
Megan says inspiration all the way but Edwin's not so sure. Can she convince him otherwise? Find out in this exciting episode!
Helpful sources: "Eliot and His Age" by Russel Kirk
"30 Poems To Memorize (Before It's Too Late)" edited by David Kern
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- Ep.36 "Quick Fire Quack ep.1"
Drawing from a hat of mystery, Megan is properly prompted to pronounce, perorate, proclaim, and parley with Edwin on a plethora of points. Boy, she certainly does prattle on!
Music, tools, food and drink, clothing, tv shows are all included in this exciting game of "Say As Many Things As Can Be Said In 36 minutes and 22 seconds".
We hope you enjoy our 1st episode of "Quick Fire Quack"!
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- Ep.35 "New Years Resolutions: are they worth the bother?"
We stand resolute in our resolutions. Or do we? Edwin and Megan discuss whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of New Years Resolutions.
Come for helpful tips on accomplishing goals, swim around through the meaningless-ness of meaningless-ness, stay for a deluge of quackery!
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- Ep. 34 "A Strange Brew: Adventures in Kombucha"
After imbibing this strange elixir for over a year, Megan decided that it was time to don her witch's cap and brew this bubbly beverage herself.
Come for the kombucha, stick around for cavernous, dark, and echoey discussions on humility, patience, and waiting, Edwin's odd eating habits, and T.S. Eliot.
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- Ep. 33 "Babette's Feast"
After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives.
— Oscar Wilde
A coming together of past, present, and future "Babette's Feast" is a cinematic classic exploring what is the true purpose of art and faith.
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- Ep.32 "Food at the Movies"
There are definitively 3 movies that encapsulates the soul and meaning of food. Today we are talking about two of those.
Looking at Brad Bird's 2007 film "Ratatouille" and Stanley Tucci's 1996 "Big Night" our heroes find themes such as, using your gifts, supporting gifted people, repairing relationships with food, and more. Between that and the drool inducing images of sumptuous feasts, these movies will have you laughing, crying, and begging for more.
Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/ducks-never-waver-lunch-break/donations1h 19m | Dec 2, 2022
- Ep. 31 "Food: from Fuel to Festival"
Most of us have eaten a meal. Maybe even two. What is it that keeps us coming back for more? Is it merely to tank up the engine or is there more going on?
Our heroes take a gastronomical ambulatory perusal at food, going from fuel to feast but also feast to fuel. Apropos of the season, Megan and Edwin will tickle your taste buds and leave you confused at a higher level. Just like a proper holiday gathering.
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- Ep.31 "A Drawing We Will Go"
Edwin and Megan complete another challenge, this time it was for drawing every day.
Is it a myth that you can't learn how to draw, or a fact that will plague our dynamic duo 'till the end of time? Can our heroes overcome the cuts and bruises of past failures? Is a hook a worthy enough item to draw, or is there only a finite number of laudable subjects? Edwin and Megan hope to inspire you to go from scribble to sgraffito.
This, and so, so, so, much more in this week's exciting episode.
Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/ducks-never-waver-lunch-break/donations1h 28m | Nov 9, 2022
- Ep. 30 "Van Gogh-in' to America
The Detroit Institute of Art is celebrating the 100th anniversary of their purchase of Vincent Van Gogh's Self-Portrait #7. It took around 30 years after the artist's death to be recognized in the States, and even then he was quite polarizing. Is he still today? Should we care? What can one expect to see at the DIA's show "Van Gogh in America"?
Megan and Edwin will answer all your questions and more in this exciting episode.
Check out the store for pieces that are reminiscent of the artists style.
Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/ducks-never-waver-lunch-break/donations41m | Nov 4, 2022
- Ep.29 "It's the Muppet Show Show"
Explore the imaginative worlds of Jim Henson with us as we dive into his career and movies like "The Muppet Movie" and "Labyrinth".
The Grand Rapids Art Museum has a current exhibit about Jim Henson's work which our in house Bert and Ernie investigated and now will tell all.
Filled with Muppet goodness, Megan and Edwin proclaim the joys of the Muppet universe and why you should still care about the Rainbow Connection. Whether going through challenges or chasing dreams, the Muppets will continue to inspire us.
Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/ducks-never-waver-lunch-break/donations1h 2m | Oct 26, 2022
- Ep. 28 "Art Prize 2022: A Retrospective"
Edwin and Megan review this years Art Prize, the largest outdoor art competition. Wandering around Grand Rapids, MI, Megan and Edwin sought for a prize and found art. They were later told that that was the prize.
Listen for art trends, victories, and stumbles, but also for a project that Edwin and Megan might enter next year.
Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/ducks-never-waver-lunch-break/donations1h 5m | Oct 12, 2022
- Ep. 27 "The Transforming Couch Challenge"
My couch, my table, my couch, my table! Which is it? Can it be that a 1930's (ish) couch can be made into a table? We think so!
A couple months ago Edwin was given the specific challenge of "do sumthin' cool with this" and he is happy to report that he has indeed done sumthin' cool.
It was important to keep the integrity of the original couchiness, so details like keeping a few tacks and using the inside supports as the back legs was a must.
Listen all the way to the end to find out what the next challenge (challenges???) will be.
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- Ep.26 "To Ego or Not To Ego"
To ego or not to ego, that is the question!
Edwin and Megan discuss what a healthy ego looks like, if there can be such a thing. From Herodotus to Freud, from cooking to Jiu Jitsu we look at the play ego has in all of life.
Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/ducks-never-waver-lunch-break/donations49m | Sep 28, 2022
- Ep 25 "I'm Giving Up... On Perfectionism: and other folderol"
Megan's had it and she's giving up. On perfectionism, that is. Shifting her focus from perfect to good, she is practicing this mindset by using materials that are inherently imperfect. By making simple (yet beautiful!) projects using recycled materials over and over again, Megan has learned that striving for "good" is better than "overthinking" and "perfectionism".
Join us as we deal with this difficult subject by talking about kombucha, pumpkin pie, and feral chickens.
Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/ducks-never-waver-lunch-break/donations1h 5m | Sep 21, 2022
- Ep.24 "Edgar Allen Poe Short Stories"
Megan and Edwin go on a brief descent into madness (some say they were already there!) and talk about Edgar Allen Poe, "The Pit and the Pendulum", "The Fall of the House of Usher", and how to get through the Romantic's literature of the 19th century.
The horror, the sublime, the horror, the subliiiiiiiime!!!!
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