Season 3 Episode 2: Klausbernd Vollmar on Beauty

“Since the beginning of philosophy people thought about beauty, what it is and by what it is caused. This question was dealt with in mythology and literature in Homeric Greece. Paris, the son of the king and queen of Troy, should choose the most beautiful of three goddesses Minerva/Athena, Hera/Juno, and Aphrodite/Venus. This shows the…

Season 3 Episode 1: Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia Season 3

Happy New Year 2021. Dear friends, welcome to the third season of Tea Toast & Trivia Podcast. Thank you for listening in and joining the conversation. I am deeply grateful and humbled by your support and encouragement over the past two years. I am your host, Rebecca Budd, and I am looking forward to sharing…

Season 2, Episode 1: Happy New Year with Frances & Eleanor

Welcome to Tea Toast and Trivia. Happy New Year! Thank you for listening in and celebrating January 1, 2020, the beginning of a new decade. Today, I am joined by my mother Frances to go back in time to another New Year’s Day.  January 1, 1936,  with Eleanor Roosevelt and her column “My Day.” Eleanor…

Episode 1: Freedom in the Delay

Whenever anyone brings up the subject of procrastination, they invariably give a nod to Mark Twain who stated with his usual clarity and generous humour: “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to…