Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Invisible Galleries


We have a very spcial episode interviewing two street artists. One in Chicago and one in Toronto. Please enjoy at The Agency Podcast

Sunday, September 05, 2021

Turtle River

 Hey! eugene is back from his camping trip and if you sit his blog you can see a ton of photos at 27th Street blog. And he tells us all about the canoe, the portage and the weather this week



Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The Wicker Man

 We vist and chat about the cult classic, folk horror 1973 film THE WICKER MAN. The whole episode!


Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Rattle In Your Fiddle

 

We talk about a couple movies this week...STILLWATER, it's similarities or not, to THE AMANDA KNOX STORY and VAL.


Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Podcast Promo: Farewell To Nova Scotia

 


Mighty Lopez

 


We are pretty pleased to share a whole episode with singer songwriter, and our friend, Lopez. Lopez is a great storyteller and shares a lot with us about his life, inspirations, struggles and homesickness. He is a superstar and he plays three songs at the end at 53 minutes (if you don't have time to hear who show.)



Please consider ordering his cd by emailing him an etransfer...to:


mightylopez9@gmail.com


Fntastic Fungi


Eugene and I talk about the documentary "Fantastic Fungi", and as usual a bunch of other stuff. Check out the trailer for this mushroom documentary...then listen to this episode!

 

Friday, August 06, 2021

Where Did Covid Come From?


 I've often thought that the coronavirus would have come from a breach of wildlife habitat. The last place I expected to read an indepth overview of the investigation into where Covid came from was Vanity Fair magazine...but this moth they published a compelling article about the ongoing investigation. It's pretty depressing. I've written some notes here below if you don't have time to read the whole article. It's very long but so worthwhile...and sad. Here is link to Vanity Fair article


Why don't people trust science? There are lots of reasons...

COVID: Not knowing where it came from, we can’t be sure we’re taking the right steps to prevent a recurrence.


A lab, funded by American dollars is trying to teach a bat virus to infect human cells, then there is a virus in the same city as that lab.


Only three labs in the world are doing this. Texas, North Carolina and Wuhan. All with some funding from US government grants.


Shi Zhengli, the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s lead coronavirus researcher received a grant of $1.5M from The National Institutes of Health which is the primary agency of the United States government responsible for biomedical and public health research. Zhengli cites this org for the paper she (and Ralph Baric)  wrote about Using mice as subjects, they inserted the protein from a Chinese rufous horseshoe bat into the molecular structure of the SARS virus from 2002, creating a new, infectious pathogen. The authors write “scientific review panels may deem similar studies…too risky to pursue.” But THEY DID PURSUE.


Part of this research included the virus  that 6 miners contracted in 2011. That strain is %96 is the closest relative of Covid-19.  



COVID: Not knowing where it came from, we can’t be sure we’re taking the right steps to prevent a recurrence.


Since July 2003, there have been four occasions when SARS has reappeared. Three of these incidents [note: Singapore, Taipei and Beijing] were attributed to breaches in laboratory biosafety and resulted in one or more cases of SARS. The most recent laboratory incident [note: in Beijing] resulted in 9 cases, 7 of which were associated with one chain of transmission and with hospital spread. Two additional cases at the same laboratory with a history of illness compatible with SARS in February 2004 were detected as part of a survey of contacts at the facility.


Eight more viruses were closely related to the miners infections, but were not flagged. 


In October 2020, as questions about the Mojiang mine shaft intensified, a team of journalists from the BBC tried to access the mine itself. They were tailed by plainclothes police officers and found the road conveniently blocked by a broken-down truck.


COVID: Not knowing where it came from, we can’t be sure we’re taking the right steps to prevent a recurrence.




Monday, August 02, 2021

Patio Fun


We had a fun recent episode of the podcast...with special guest Dr K. We talked about wrestling...a lot. And got to meet outside at a pub in Toronto. Here are two other pictures, me and Eugene. And a link to listen to this weeks episode.









 

Camping!

 

From a chipmunk in the woodpile, to swimming in three different lakes, and fun around the fire we had a great time camping in Muskoka regoin of Canada. We stayed at Sturgeon Lake Provincial Park. We also did a visit to Killbear Provincial Park. 

















Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Good Week For Pop Culture


 Eugene and I talk about the new Anthony  Bourdain movie and Bob Dylan's virtual concert "Shadow Kingdom." Let us know what you think at:


theagency.podcast@gmail.com

Thursday, July 08, 2021

Friday, June 25, 2021

A New Orleans Memory And Art Work And Today

This week on the podcast I was telling Eugene I have been wrapping up some projects. The photo above is my underpainting of St Louis Cathedral in jackson Square, New Orleans....I made ten years ago! I posted this photo here 10 years ago! I would paint while we were selling our art outside.
I also made a painting from a wedding invitation...the pic above is that painting. Below a few photos is the wedding invitation on a postcard.
Above, me painting the cathedral. The two paintings with "donut shapes" I dreamed about so I thought...why not paint them. LOL
More underpainting of cathedral painting.
The wedding invitation.
Stagg setting up our art work for sale in jackson Suare.
The finished painting of St Louis Cathedral. I am sending this to some friends in Florida, She was born in New Orleans. And below you can listen to this weeks podcast!



 

Friday, June 18, 2021

Rule # 6, This Week's Podcast

 


Kenosha For A Night

We delivered some paintings to private collector this week in the delightful town of Kenosha.






 

Thursday, June 03, 2021

Action Packed Post!

We have had some busy weeks leading up to a major milestone in our podcast. 100 episodes!!!! How did this happen on a whim Eugene and I said lets do a podcast...at a BBQ!!! Innocently at the end of the summer in 2019. The rest is history. Please find some fun photos relevant t this weeks podcast called PARENT SAUCE. Also find a Youtube access to the podcast. Thanks for listening!!!!

Eugene is going camping in Augist with 22 portages. So he's trying to travel light. Here is his new camp stove.


 Like just about everybody else...we love MARE OF EATTOWN. WOW!!!! And we talk about it


Here is this weeks eisode called PARENT SAUCES. Thanks for listening!!!!


Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Tomatoes And Muses

 We talk to garden expet Jennifer Arnott and Toronto-based painter Shelley Adler




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