The sound track from episode 210 is available for your listening pleasure–over 45 minutes of orchestral music as we venture into the unknown.
Music from episode 210: Joyeuse le départ – Provost Cunningham has been a thorn in Doctor Petronella Sage’s side ever since she came to King’s College and now she must confront him for once and for all. Will Cunningham succeed in ending the Doctor’s research, or will Sage find a way to convince the skeptical provost she must be allowed to continue her work? Music from this month’s special two-part episode: Joyeuse le départ.
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It is no surprise that author Eddie Louise packs a lot of Historical information into the final episode of the year. As our characters travel back to the Renaissance, they do so at a very special time, the Joyous Entry of the Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand into Antwerp 1635. But she doesn’t stop there. Episode 210 also includes details about the famous painter Peter Paul Rubens, mirrors (and their importance to painters, quarantine practices during the Renaissance era, the counter-reformation, Dutch Revolt and philosophical ramifications of time travel.
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The Rational Dress Movement was a late Victorian era proposal for reforming the dress standards for women. Numerous different reformers proposed changed, stressing the need for more practical and comfortable fashions than were available at the time. These reformers were typically middle-class women, involved in the first wave of feminism in the US and Britain. The movement emerged in the 1850’s along with calls for temperance, suffrage and women’s education. The dress reform requested liberation from the dictates of fashion. It was most successful in changing women’s undergarments but were also influential in simplified clothing for bicycling and swimming. While the moment was less concerned with men’s clothing, it did initiate a widespread adoption of knitted wool.
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Listen to over 30 minutes of original jazz music used as the soundtrack for episode 209: Swinging Cats and Hep Girls. Composer Chip Michael extended the pieces used in the episode to create an album of eleven original songs.
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The music for Episode 208: A Most Shocking and Unnatural Event is available on our bandcamp page. Listen to the mixture of playful, patriotic, and foreboding music that comprised the themes from this episode.
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We use a lot of sound effects in our episodes. Every month it is a challenge to find the sounds to bring the action to life. So, we decided to share the sounds we have collected with the world. The are free for your use.
More will be added to this playlist as the videos are made.
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During a violent storm on Sunday 28 December 1879, the first Tay Railway Bridge collapse killing all on board. This is the setting Dr Sage and Professor Savant find themselves in this month’s episode, Of Trainwrecks and Heartbreaks.
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The music for Episode 207: Of Trainwrecks and Heartaches is available on our bandcamp page. Listen to the sweeping romantic themes and playful interludes as our heroes race toward disaster.
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This podcast is a labor of love in many aspects. For those of you who don’t know, the writer Eddie Louise and I (Chip Michael) are married and been together for a long time. We started Sage and Savant as a way to do something creatively together. Next month’s episode, Of Trainwrecks and Heartaches, is a nod to Valentine’s Day–a chance to explore romance. Again, for those who don’t know us, we are enthusiastically romantic. While we don’t need a specific day to show affection for each other, we aren’t going to pass up on a chance to be particularly mushy. Without giving away too much, the upcoming episode is a fine example of that.
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Every year we do a special episode as a live performance. This year Sage and Savant travel to the San Francisco Earthquake. While many of our episodes are science fiction with bits of history tossed in, we want to cover as much about the earthquake as possible (in a 30 minute show). So, our live show this year is filled with pieces drawn from historical accounts.
Here are the resources we used to detail the events of April 18, 1906.
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