Show Notes for Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, 2024

Today we visit with best selling author Lucinda Berry about her latest book (audio drama) One Of Our Own, available now:

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May 25th

Geek Pride Day

Global Africa Day

International Plastic Free Day

International Skin Pigmentation Day

May Revolution Day

National Bath Bomb Day

National Brown-Bag It Day

National Missing Children’s Day

National Sing Out Day

National Tap Dance Day

National Vtuber Day

National Wine Day

Towel Day

World Thyroid Day

Jordan’s National Day

Amateur Radio Military Appreciation Day

Birthmother’s Day

Julia Pierpont Day

National Babysitter’s Day

National Birth Mother’s Day

National Italian Beef Day

Red Nose Day

May 26th

Don’t Fry Day

Dracula Day

Earring Lovers Day

National Blueberry Cheesecake Day

National Cherry Dessert Day

National Heat Awareness Day

National Paper Airplane Day

National Sorry Day Aka The National Day Of Healing

Sally Ride Day

World Lindy Hop Day

World Redhead Day

Georgia’s National Day

Guyana’s National Day

Trinity Sunday

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Yes, spring-cleaning is definitely a drag, but let’s not get carried away. Would you trade going on your yearly vacation to get out of spring-cleaning? One in 5 parents would, according to a new survey. 2,000 parent homeowners in the US with kids under 17 were asked about the tedious work that comes with the arrival of nicer weather, and it turns out that this season isn’t all rainbows and butterflies. 83% agreed that spring is the most difficult season to keep their homes clean. More than half (54%) said that they need to give up spending quality time with their kids because of their spring-cleaning commitments. And 43% said their child has complained because of the amount of time their parents are busy cleaning.

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During this era, the film was measured out and cut into foot-long (0.3 m) strips, which contained 16 frames in each. One foot of 35mm film was just one second of screen time. The amount of seconds in a film naturally became known as the footage.


Katy Perry thinks a female should replace her on “American Idol”. The singer previously suggested that country singer Jelly Roll should be her replacement, but on reflection, Perry feels that there should always be a female voice on the Idol panel. Perry, who starred alongside Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan, said that if Jelly were to be next in her role, “That would be too many men, let’s be honest.” She also stressed that her replacement needs to be someone who is “honest and bold, not scared of negative comments”. She did point out, however that “we love Jelly Roll, and I’d love for him to be on this show whenever it’s appropriate.”

Steve Carell is headed to HBO. The former star of “The Office” will lead the cast of an untitled comedy from “Ted Lasso” co-creator Bill Lawrence and Matt Tarses (an exec-producer of “Scrubs”). The show is set on a college campus and centers on an author’s complicated relationship with his daughter. HBO has handed out a straight-to-series order of 10 episodes for the series, which had been the focus of a multiple-platform bidding war.

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Pac-Man debuted this week in 1980. Researchers say frequent video gaming can alter the human brain.

The world’s largest plant designed to suck planet-heating pollution out of the atmosphere like a giant vacuum began operating in Iceland last week. “Mammoth” is the country’s second commercial direct air capture plant opened by Swiss company Climeworks, and is 10 times bigger than its predecessor, Orca, which started running in 2021. Direct air capture is a technology designed to suck in air and strip out the carbon, using chemicals. The carbon can then be injected deep underground, reused, or transformed into solid products. What’s more, the whole operation is powered by Iceland’s abundant, clean geothermal energy.

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If you drilled a tunnel straight through Earth and jumped in, it would take you about 42 minutes to get from one side to the other.

The Los Angeles Angels baseball team name translates directly to ‘The The Angels Angels’.

May 22nd is the least common day to be born. The most common birthday is September 16th.

You could swim through syrup just as fast as you can swim through water, even though it is many times thicker.

Vanilla is used to make chocolate.


When people were asked what they buy without telling their spouse, clothes came in at #1. THIS came in third. What is it?

Answer: Food (especially ‘guilty pleasure’ snacks)

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France’s Post Office has released a scratch-and-sniff postage stamp to celebrate the baguette, once described by President Emmanuel Macron as “250 grams of magic and perfection”. The stamp, which costs €1.96 (US$1.41), depicts a baguette decorated with a red, white and blue ribbon. Upon scratching, users will detect what’s being called a “bakery scent”. It was launched on May 16, the day of Saint-HonorĂ©, the patron saint of bakers and pastry chefs.

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hate when my husband gives me some crazy directions like “i’m in the south west corner” it’s a costco parking lot i have no idea where i even am let alone what you mean by south or west – amil

my mother has a medical podcast where she self diagnoses her ailments it’s called my voicemail and it happens every morning at 9am. – Kim

there are actually 8 stages of grief. you’re forgetting “making little jokes about it” – trash jones

sometimes when I don’t want to pay the $100 therapy copay I go to my friend’s house and talk extra loud until her husband who’s working on his psych PhD goes “do you mind if I say something” – faith

i saw a single tiktok in which a woman mispronounced gnocchi “yonkees” and unfortunately for everyone in my life i am going to say it that way forever now. – molly conger

Engagement photo shoots are so funny as a concept. Like girl, we believed you – Ellory smith

[talking to my married friend] so he’s just like, always there? in your house? and you don’t get sick of him? – Karen Chee

(OCD girl before ovens were invented) i think i left my horse on – April Clark

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