Season 2.Episode 24: Dave Astor on Writing

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. Dave Astor and I are once again  bridging the 3,923 kilometers between New Jersey to Vancouver.   As you all know, the book on top of my 2020 stack of books,  is Dave Astor’s Fascinating Facts About Famous Fiction Authors and the Greatest Novels…

Season 2.Episode 23: Frances on Embracing Change in the 1930’s

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia.   Thank you for listening in.  A few weeks ago, Frances and I were discussing the Great Depression, the severe worldwide economic depression of the 1930’s, which started in 1929.  We still talk about with the market crash of October 29, 1929 known as Black Tuesday.  It was a…

Season 2.Episode 22: Frances on The Art of Canning

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia.   Thank you for listening in.  A few weeks ago, Frances and I were discussing the Great Depression, the severe worldwide economic depression of the 1930’s, which started in 1929.  One of the questions that came up was food supplies and production.  This led to a great discussion on…

Season 2.Episode 21: Frances on The Great Depression

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in.  A few weeks ago, Frances and I were discussing the Great Depression, the severe worldwide economic depression of the 1930’s, which started in 1929.  We still talk about the market crash of October 29, 1929 known as Black Tuesday.  The 1930’s was a decade…

Season 2. Episode 20: The Trio on Joy

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. I am joined by my mother, Frances, and my sister, Sarah, to discuss a subject that is very close to my heart. How do we define joy?  How do we acknowledge our need for individuality as a well as  connection and belonging within a…

Season 2.Episode 19: Frances on Building a Sod House

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia.   Thank you for listening in.  Today, Frances looks back to a time when sod houses or soddies were the homes of early settlers on the frontiers of the Great Plains of Canada and the United States. When the prairie lacked standard building materials such as wood or stone,…