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The Other Big Apple
"Well i was kind of. I guess in inadvertent midwife that we at the at the fellowship that we did back in what year was two thousand thirteen although we agree time has ceased to have any meaning. And that is michael pollen of michael palin fame. He is indeed the advert midwife of guest or pod. Because nikki and i were together at uc berkeley that year in two thousand thirteen out of fellowship. Run by michael. That's how we met. And you discovered your shared love of science slash food. yeah it's one of the happier offspring of that fellowship. Obviously if you're into the stories behind food and farming as we both are michael's writing is pretty much at the top of your list. We've wanted to have him on the show for ever and this episode was the perfect excuse to revisit one of our favourite of his books. The botany of desire in the botany of desire michael traces the stories of four plants and their intimate relationships with humans. One of those plans is the apple tree. And i don't know about you. But when i think of apple trees the first person is of is johnny appleseed. This is a very american thing to think of. I'd never heard of until. I moved here so for our non american listeners. This is what americans are thinking of when they think of johnny appleseed well they would probably have the walt disney image johnny appleseed which is of this you know barefoot guy on the frontier bringing goodwill sweetness to people when people hear johnny appleseed. It's it's very wholesome. It's very Uncontroversial he's a disney character right very soft. But actually the the real. Johnny appleseed and i use that word advisedly because there's so much we don't know about him is much more interesting in his book. Michael traces janis path planting apples across the us. And we're going to do the same here but i. There weren't actually apple's growing here. Before europeans arrived there crab apples that were here in the sixteen hundreds but native people did not have sweet apples. This is amy traverse. Oh she's the author of the apple lovers cookbook and senior editor at yankee magazine. So apple's are we think of apples as this american fruit and american as apple pie and we identify closely with apples americans but it turns out. They're not they're from kazakhstan around town called alma mata which means father of the apple. I'ma autism now called amati and it's the largest city in kazakhstan. I've never been there but if you go. Apparently you will see whole forests of apple's fifty foot tall apple trees. Apple's coming up in the cracks of the sidewalks. It's like a weed there and these apple's most of them look nothing like our image of the apple. I mean there's some the size of there's there's big brown ones there's just this incredible range and they're apple trees that are kind of prostrate and grow along the ground and ones that grow vertically ones that have canopies. I mean it's just incredible diversity but a lot of apples weren't particularly sweet or delicious. At least not to humans. They were dry and hard so did survive the drop to the ground and often the flesh was kind of bitter acidic and tannock because these chemicals were preservatives that would also help to fight up worms and insects and that was all useful because the apples needed to be eaten by bears to spread their seeds. And if you would like to hear what the delight of a group of bear cubs that has just come across the pile of fallen apples. Sounds like which of course you would you need to be on our special supporters mailing list gastropod dot com slash support bears. Yes there are a lot of bears and kazahstan. They love apples but like humans they also prefer sweeter ones and larger ones and even retro ones. These big red sweet apples sometimes appeared in all the different ones that grew wild and bears chose those and help spread their seeds and so the bears hopes for just the kind of apple's that we wanted the large sweet red ones and so then people who tasted these bear approved. Apple's turned into apple fans to and not just the locals because that area of kazakhstan was right in the middle of the silk road. An incredibly important trading route that stretched all the way from china to europe magin stumbling across. I mean you're living in a world with no sugar ray or at least it's a very rare. That kind of sweetness is extremely rare and very fleeting and you stumble across a forest where you find these fruits that are sweet and that actually keep well. I mean not a lot of fruits that you might find in that same forest like apricots will rot very quickly whereas an apple would last for weeks or maybe months and so people would pocket them and bring them to the next trading ports or the next trading town and they really spread that way and they flourished wherever they spread. because apple's have a couple of botanical superpowers. Apples are unique in that they easily enter. Breed with the native crab will species of whatever region. They end up in. And so those crab apples within s- place in the genes that allowed to survive in their climate. So that's super useful. Those local crab apples had jeans. That would be perfectly suited to the local environment.
"michael palin" Discussed on Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast
"Spanish inquisition. Sketch that would work. I long maybe the cheese shop. She just job. It's not I think so. I'm not sure I really got through interesting to know. Gets you might have life. Yeah anyway so we'll get over there and it's a week a most extraordinary week of Stupa high-powered Sore American style. Filming in we the scenes did were night. We shot the upper west side. Whole streets were closed off and the huge lamps came just for me a meg to do a scene. And then we'd be doing during my words and she'll be doing this just absolutely colossal wonderful and amazing and makes husband that time was cut remember. Who would be but one of the big American stars who had a bit of a problem I think with juice anyway and he ring up rather in the middle not quite in the middle of a scene. But we're just waiting around how you doing manual. Hi honey and speak to Michael. Speak this mad cow. Great but don't quite quite quite something drinkable. Denny's Denny's Michael doing right. That's fine. I just wondering I'm talking to Dennis. Makes THEIR WAY? Do the huge lights all around us so when I heard that I was come Sam. Well new grabbing. You've been tell you attorneys just if I can't just break in in Brown blessed fashion and tell you how I found out. This was about sort of six months later. Starting on a serious called Hemingway adventure and for some reason decided to work with a new crew a new director I underst- director came round for the first meeting with me and the came to my house. And we'd just start the phone rings and I pick up the phone. I'll hi Nora. It's Nora C. Facing let's yeah I know. Oh Yup no no well. I KNOW UNDERSTAND. If it's not didn't work in the story terms like an understand the strategy so at the end to put the phone down there that was no reference. Oh what did she want to want to tell me? I've been cut from. You've got mail and very good friend of mine calls the still to this day calls the film you've got.
"michael palin" Discussed on Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast
"Donald Campbell this audience. Maybe there was something a whole new life of Brian back site. So you know you look your extras. Let's say whether we're talking about the problem with you. We've gotten our is that you've done. I would say seven careers very adeptly in your life and being the last one. Sorry very rude. But you re Arabists fantastic of history book with about the ship which I didn't know anything about what I like about you. Interested in history. Eight your car. You're sort of a part of the book in that you. You're going back and saying well these places and revealing what you think about as well which I think is a very interesting way of writing a book but I like the way you home in on that small historical details which is important as well but this you talk about the guy who had been in the battlefield griffin can walk around the ship on his head recreated Trafalgar. That's great cat character. There's a guy who chokes on a piece of these thrown up. His something like that is there are wonderful things in research. Actually what what always attracts me? The little eccentric stories me not not I mean. I like the big idea of the journey the Arabist to Antarctica that. Nobody knew anything about that journey. I did not read history and then whenever told me and they were that you know. Little sailing. Ship goes to Antarctica the first ship to circumnavigate Antarctica to you that there for four years they come back with harvey any illness on board. Nearly all of them still alive. It's truly stunning story. But what interests me is when I started researching just little things like him. There's one with they're just in the ice sheet and that trapped in their terrific storm when the storm and the ice sheet. The ICE floes just sort of rise up and crack it sounds a hideous thing and the wind blows. At one point it blows fish flack onto the side of the ship on the debt. That and they'll things is amazing. Ship that this fish just splattered. They're like Tom and Jerry from that. So they all get the this this this remarkable Go back and get get a pen and paper. Make sketch of this time. The comeback ships cats is eaten ships. Cat Roundabout the North Pole. Still Alive listening and then later to find out. This was somebody. I thought that was an amazing story. Anyway somebody read the book and said did. I know that this was not just an ordinary fish. This was a deep waters Ice Ice codfish and the very very rare very few people ever seen as a French textbook. All about great discoveries of the World Katori our world and it mentions this this this a fish that was blown onto the deck of HMS Arabists. All infringing on a Jacuzzi pilots shop key Lemon so it's in the history books this let you act. Probably the only glimpse of this historic fish which I think is absolutely brilliant. That cats hero in the history books. That's right which should be a hero. Lost THE VOID. Just finally right. That's incredible in fact. They took cats and they go and on the voyage. North to the northwest passage John Franklin commanding his wife. Jane frankly it was a bit of a character and she sent them a monkey. This is what you'll need on the journey to the to the Arctic is a monkey. This Jacko yeah so we on then what did eight. But presumably who has Jacko now gieco bit cold the first monkey to mountains his wonderful things that his his project may be still around somebody down and this is this is silly? We don't worry Senate what what I like about. An audio book is with. You wrote that you'll reading. Your own. Audiobook is always fantastic. Northwards gets an extra dimension all of the history of Nice if you could have that. Is there an author that you would like to have heard read their own books on an audiobook from the past when before this technology existed? Yeah yeah I'd like to. I mean will there's Roman authors CICERO and Seneca. There was brilliant is in Latin called at school. I didn't get on well but now I read translations of them and then wonderfully up-to-date modern and I'd love to hear you know how they how they read of it. How did AVI speak who lull disposal? Diverse I caressed. Oh shut up shut. Should Cicero House. She row. We don't go very often because we live up here way. Have you ever w happy and way science? So don't feel sorry.
"michael palin" Discussed on Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast
"Be taking thirty. I've looked with it but it's more starts just with the resentment of the peasants and this of political the first thing is he just says. Hey Oh man. I'm a thirty seven. I'm not old so Megyn you've set up. Yeah he's not GonNa get it from what was so brilliant. I think in both films is Graham. Chapman's I think he was absolutely extraordinary because he was sober in live abroad. It wasn't so sober but he didn't manage to pay these poor character a bit like Brian. Who's terribly put upon? Not just twenty going with my life. And I'm a king who gave you a mandate. I'm just saying hello. Where's the consuls thing? And he gets into these conversations so the wonderful thing about power doesn't really get you anywhere compared to the stroke people you'll find to Lord it over and do you think I sort of theory about python that I think I know John Kerry Jones often wound each other up a little. Is that fair to say? Yeah I mean that was yeah I mean I sort of feel. I wouldn't tell you died. I saw Terry's was this heart of pipe and that he was the yes. It's sort of that you needed in doing that. So Yeah Terry. Very easily wound up particularly by John. John realized this early on and the Senators. The blood in the water. So you know if if Terry got passionate. John would say something rude about the Welsh and he was very good at being rude about the wealth. Not An admirable trait at all but that was it. So Terry would just because Terry Pasha up things and the way to do things and when someone didn't understand what he was trying to say and send him terribly frustrated but only for a minute. We all laugh afterwards and it was part of the dynamic up the whole the whole writing process. All of us came from slightly different angles. Yeah and wrote different characters different ways and that was really really important if it all being a MODULUS AMASS. It wouldn't have worked. Yeah you SORTA chose to work together but it was sort of almost all my strong together. It was just like a John wanted to work with. You is that right. And then you bring in Terry and I mean John like what turning I'd written and an Eric to and what he and Graham Don was. It was very much a sort of experiment. John just didn't join felt the something to be done in comedy. That was different but actually who made it different was she was terry the two carriers. Actually John was terrific. Sketch writer here. Graham broke these wonderful sketches pet shop G. show but it was. It was Terry Jones. Terry Gilliam who have had a concept Antares idea to Jones idea was it should be stream of consciousness. Sketches could end wherever they wanted. We wouldn't have to do the traditional sort of guide Tagline at the end because we had Terry Gilliam who is so brilliant fresh and original and he would just go to animation. It'd be do these wonderful little animated links so there was a kind of story that will is writing in those are fires but no one had written it quite like that before so I think the two towers the ones who made a python really distinctive. But of course John Lewis and everyone drama just absolutely brilliant performer. Because John Looks like the Authority figure. It looks like the bank manager. He looks like you know. The politician is upside. The freemason whatever undermines the map certainly brilliant so fantastic have you seen the film sliding doors not all of it. No Nelson Ages. They pay you for using masturbate. Your script no. Of course it didn't you and your shit about these things but there's a lot of things that make me angry about sliding does this isn't the main one one of the main ones in a John. Hannah manages to Seduce Gwyneth. Paltrow by reciting the Spanish Galician sketch heady of Monty Python Fan out. That will tell you that that is never worked as ten but man certainly not for going. Paltrow isn't going to go out with someone who knows all the way she go. Write your own fucking stuff copying Spanish inquisition. Did we doesn't even do it very well. Michael Annoys me. I would be much. Better Gwyneth paltrow thing just me. Yeah.
"michael palin" Discussed on Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast
"Justic before then ran round with the missing. Then they got a machine to find it being static Nichols then people can see. It's there if it's moving. There's a point when people can't see it's like Russian roulette for boats. Yes it means. If you're on the show on the buddy light shining that's true. I'm shape that way good. This is this is a big deal for Michael. Your I think your my promptitude me. It's a big deal. I'm doing quite well. I'm kind of I think you'll my ultimate comedy hero. Everyone I've I've come here. Who would that be for you? Would you would for you? Who I know you like the goons well. Yes probably would be spike. Yeah but you did interviews by so you interviewing spike on comic roots did yes which I re watched was just so utterly completely legendary. Because when I was at school the goon show represented. Some was was nowhere else in a task. Sort of panoply of the media. That that sort of was silly and absurd. Yeah and the fact that was on the BBC Home Service which is full of people in black tie reading the news and all that and seven years. Another goon show for for half an hour hour's just very very silly inspired stuff. Grownups being silly. I thought this is what I want to be. When I grow up. Or they don't want to grow up so spike an I grew up in Sheffield and no idea or any sort of likely ever going into Showbiz of any now but we became very interested in the writers of shows writing I was. That's the key thing and spike wrote most of the goon show normal mainly means. Yeah so that made him quite a hero and the more I learned about the I got know him was just absolutely wonderful because his difficult man spike And you know the fact that we became. We became friends despite everything in fact at one One show it as an award show and spike was being given an a major award. I think it was some Simpson Lifetime Ward and all that I'm more got and spikes agent normal fans tacit. She was age of all these people. She said spikes in the bitter mood today. Can you sit next to you? Because he bureau. Can You keep him quiet? Try and on came. The shows where you had comedian came on and did so ten minutes. Yeah he didn't need the comedian. Do ten minutes but let me tell this thing to do so. Comedian comes on. Remember who was but now through Spicer's very loudly with a fuxing must be the worst thing you can hear on stage and and yet there was a nice.
Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77
"I'm not completely different I'm not going to main site in more fifty years ago Eric idle John Cleese Michael Palin Graham Chapman and Terry Gilliam along with Terry Jones full Monty python's flying circus the ensemble's unagi Cuba proceeded to truly revolutionize British comedy Jones is agent says he died Tuesday evening the family adding off to a long brave little was good humored battle with a rare form of dementia as well as a small screen legend Jones made films including Monty Python and the holy grail and life of Brian and he wrote books and poems I'm Charles de Ledesma
"michael palin" Discussed on How I Found My Voice
"The first time I ever stood up in in public and did commodores the Oxford University Psychological Society Christmas party Geeky God it comfy share strongly this quite the opposite but in order to get rid of the mess people have got to go through the mess we are in deep shit moment Hello.
"michael palin" Discussed on V103
"May right on banks of the like perfection is perfected formal manner when the state from a young and before we take a look I have to find the eleven of the remain the same and then once you good enough to get for awhile like like during my but not with relax your stress the control at the same time though no but not no like it's like it's like hello Jana Michael Michael Palin if the capital F. against oppression he goes up what do you what do you think so much like a Mike then it's over a big thing in the mobile one another one of those the one with the dog for awhile the markets like a mobile homes doggy dog the mag one of the the says like also you will be the call loan but before we do you know what that would go play one of two point seventy one oh three on I heart radio my daughter all her friends all the time so I have to stock up on all.
"michael palin" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast
"Are you thinking about when you're writing right to us? I was so I was the one chosen right? The force awakens review. And it was only going to be me who was allowed to go say it before writing the review this is going to be no chatting over with colleagues and making sure I was sort of define how close tolls. Yeah. Is basically Joe's I only had like two hours to right? The review, and I knew that if if it was three or last I would literally get death threats because that's happened in the past for very films had people excited, and we gave three or last we've had death threats. And if I gave it five nobody would believe me because certain people. Gave attack of the clones five stars. And completely. No, I've heard that one. Currently. That was kind of saying in the film sort of hoping it would be a four star film genuinely genuinely came out thinking it is my stunned by but that was really nerve wracking. So yeah. So I mean, I think we've had it in the past like with the Simpsons movie. I remember when that three stars we had forty eight hours of nothing abuse from readers that we didn't like the Simpsons very much. And then they saw it on the abuse, just dried up instantly. You know, like that would have been the case, I think if it had been three star film, I think it would have been two days of misery. And then just not normally people who disagree with you. It's people who tribally height you, even though they haven't seen the Phil would just Lynch you coming on possibly because it's not it's your opinion. You've ruined. The film destroyed that childhood and done all these various things, but Dan Dhanjal of this power review and gave it one install. Genuinely death threat like someone left on his voice mail. And it was we'll find you. He also death for a three star review of pirates of the caravan deadman's this nicely more about. But yeah, it's funny can be can be very had four days of people shouting at me 'cause I really mild criticism of Batman v superman on the online last week four days solids. Do something really interesting. I have my Twitter settings on lockdown. So whenever dick heads Rayle at me. I generally can't see it. But you engage with them, which is really because you know. You know, you shout them down win works. Convert one heart one mind the time that's the Helen HARA ethos. Nice. How you do it Nash? How you take? Chicago last go. On the. Show. You've just got to review anyway, and people have made the mind before which I like to go into film, actually because it just saves time writing review. Not something you should necessarily. I mean this worked with like loans. I been digging wrong all these years. Well, pull back the curtain on on the review process for you is it for this very very special live episode. Thank you so much to the Glasgow film festival for inviting us up here to clar- Goss going. So he flower, Debbie Aitken in canon. Christopher Kumar all the text off here. The T one as well. Thanks to Michael Palin for being an incredible guests. Of course. Thank you so much to you guys for coming. We could not do these live shows without you wouldn't even want to day we've been rubbish even more rubbish than the thing. You just. Join us next week for more film, later fun. We'll be joined by Ricky Gervais as to talk about his new Nikolic show afterlife, and nNcholas j fury himself, captain marvel star Samuel L Jackson as well. I know until at a special occasion until we meet again. Thank you lady. I like you. You're right. You can come back to every single live show until in this case until we meet again, it's by James. Thank thing me to make some really really obvious implode on the policy. No. It out that out cutting. Plo on won't make any sense people. Just here plaud- in what are you applauding because out? Anyway, good-bye Millan HARA. Goodbye. For me. I'm off to get this to Brendan Rodgers removed from my back. Be really really praying for this guys..
"michael palin" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast
"This was not going to be my film. Just yes, I'll jump into the just like looking at Helen. The origins of page who I am to believe is a wrestler. The only reason I'm led to believe that it's watching when the ultimate warrior lost his belt assault and slow to avoid made a huge. This is only one. So she comes from a working class family the nights, and they wrestling institution, they need all my NAS. I need ideas. I have knee pad. So never wrestling. On she gets elected to join trained four to China. So the next which is the sort of the feeder feeder. Feed her. Main area full that WWE and she ws from the small town ridge wrestler steam compounds and not to. The W W W. It's found this incredibly homing. A lotta people have said that it's Lippel. Well, take some liberties with finance, but I mean. Marketed this with the rock in. I mean, he's in it because they said, look, it's the rock. Hello, the rock took to us. And he comes in and says, I'm the wrong, and then he won't actually pretty much. So it's not really about him. It's Florence pew as page, and it shows becoming Paul the big time big break and becoming the sort of divas champion and struggling to deal with that in home-sickness from her family being pressurized to kind of perform just get ahead in this program being completely intimidated by these incredible looking bikini models. She's wrestling with 'cause she has the wrestling skills. They may be don't initially. But they looked like bikini models thinks she looks like a couch, Harry postal, which she's kind of a bit more growth..
"michael palin" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast
"It feels like the shoot for holy grail was at times on the miserable sides because of the weather may not have been. Yes. I mean, we were constrained by very very small budget. The budget was only just over two hundred thousand pounds for the whole film in order to cut costs. We got Stirling university students come and be the army. Never stood on top of a hill. Shop from behind the real. They said, you know, if you can come in rags. So they said just come as we are. Stood that, and they would give of that was good. We drove ourselves to the location. You know, all the nights in the sort of the w cumby up to the location cuts and lots of. Corners that was plows of the fun of it was was trying to get together for very very small budget. I can't remember exactly your question was. Digital side. So it was a bit miserable. Because we had we had chain mail, which was basically woolen chain mail. And it was fine. When it was Dr as soon as it got wet just became twice as heavy and dragged you down you could barely move and certain tola members of the Monty python team, very low irritation threshing. Joan has to just come out on a Monday rejected from stock. Chain mail which heavy so there were certain days when it's quite depressing. But that time we didn't know how we didn't know quite how successful python python film would be television series going. Well, but it was two or three years off to that. We broken up. Yeah. Could be could it be disaster. So the the difficult difficult times. I mean seems like I remember during the night to say, knee and. And it was all done in one after noon in some cone of the forest. And I was standing on a ladder in automatically toll which is quite a Neo got huge helmets on and say, see my face. I mean, just sort of say shopper. Going to hear this. Shrubberies? I think we felt for instance, that off to noon, I thought this is turtle waste of time out best. Well, that's one of those ones just end up on the cutting floor and quite the opposite two-day knee. That's my most pry the knighthood. I'm most proud of should. Order a knee. You mentioned the John Cleese there. And I believe. I I was as everybody else was, but we'll get past it. On desert island discs. He said that you would be his luxury item. How weird is that very? Got arrested for things like that. Yeah. That was my me too. But he no. We have a lot of laughs together. I'm a huge Admira job. I mean, he is without doubt. They outspending comedian. I think we produced in the loss forty fifty years since really getting just terrific, and he can do everything. But you know, he's there's other life is complicated. Go that I'm not show the luxury item was I have to say it was not physical. It was just because I talk so much. He wouldn't need to radio. And this year marks forty years since life of Brian as well. Which is. Yeah, I'm credible film and your memories of as well is that something that do you think that phone Lee compared to holy grail? The movies has wrapped up in a bundle in a way, certainly more comfortable too. She not concentrating on that. Well, what would you Roach in Bob Asia's? Yes. The Las Vegas. I mean that was really. I mean, the came about life of Brian if we didn't honestly know whether we could make it. We wrote the script sold it to him. I. They head to be my read the script and said become do this who in the company allowed these people to make this film. The menagerie. So we suddenly had no we've sent people out to tune is stop building the set, and we were stop. And that's been George Harrison got blessing came in and said, he find five million just to to to make the film and people said later, you know, joins us amazing five million quid to make more. It's not about said..
"michael palin" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast
"Bradley, Joe, Bradley, and she asks in light of you interview, Michael Palin. What is your favorite Monty python sketch PS, I'm very excited to see you live in Glasgow for the first time. Thank you. Joe very excited to be there. If you don't already know Joe's talking about we are going to be in Glasgow at the Glasgow film festival for live show on the third of March Sunday, the third of March, whether very very special guest, sir. Bloody Michael's bloody shitting Palin himself. Not sure that's the correct form of his name. That's what the queen's going to say. When she chops a sword in his shoulder. And that's legally binding, Chris is your lawyer don't think it is. Okay. For enough. I stand corrected by Michael Palin is going to be on the show. It's amazing. And even more mazing is somehow the show has sold out already. But the may be tickets around the time they may be returns and stuff, but we're. Very very excited to be able to Scotland for that. And see you guys in. And of course, our live show in London. Lots of stuff going on law stuff going on. But anyway, the question from Joe, Bradley, this is gonna be fun one. Because James doesn't know or really like Monty python that well or comedy or joy feel that this question is geared to stem e further into character on brand a shame. But as you say, I don't enjoy sketch comedy a toll. I feel it to be a waste of life. And I don't know of any Monty python sketches that are funny. So I will find this tricky to answer. I do enjoy Brian. I think that's a good good. Dribbling industry. You really are. It's just a waste of skin. How we've talked about your your weird's anti sketch comedy thing before then really want to get into that right now. That's you have said life of Brian and ask because of a lifeline. But I I wanna take a little bit into the multi thing because as a person of a certain age, you would have grown up watching this stuff or shoot a grown up with people quoting this in the playground. Definitely. Okay. That's good pasta. Because it'll make me mad at the soundtrack the Monty python sing soundtrack because someone it for me. Okay. Had a song about a penis on it. The peanuts. I found that slide humor's. Okay. Let's James come on. They will be we're not letting James anywhere near Michael Palin, by the way. Pena's song case, you you say something. I find you Molly funny, and you know, but all the stuff that you did the nineteen sixties is worthless. Blyth Brian is interesting because I am going to allow for the purposes of this is after all movie podcast. I am going to allow the python film..
This wacky comedian just became a British knight
"Iraqi comedian is among the latest to be knighted in Great Britain USA's, Chris Barnes reports. Monty python? Michael Palin is now a night in order of the British empire. He's among the British celebrities who made the New Year's honours list, and Sir Michael is the first member of the Monty python comedy troupe to be knighted. Promotion. Grass. Also making the list this year sixty supermodel Twiggy and Pink Floyd drummer, Nick Mason as well. As director Christopher Nolan
"michael palin" Discussed on Think Again
"So this one is from someone, you know, quite well, this is your old buddy John quiz, and it's we can't have comedy and be politically correct at the same time. I'm offending every day. British newspapers every day of fend me with laziness that nastiness inaccuracy. Space someone to stop happening? I should simply speak out about it United. Sometimes people offended. They want to some inter just come into say, right? Stop that to whoever is offending them. And of course, as former gem the BBC wants center, there was some people would wish to offend think. There's truth in that too. So the idea that you have to be protected from any kind of I'm comfortable emotion is one. I absolutely do not describe subscribe to that I helped write to looks about psychology and Sakari renounce a consciousness about until rubbing skin said something very interesting reason if people can't control the own emotions, then they have to start trying to control other people's behavior, and when you around super cents to people you kind of relax be spontaneous. Because you know, I do what's going to upset of neck? And that's why I've been warned recently don't go most university campuses because the political correctness is being taken from being a good idea. Which is let's not be mean, particularly to people who are not able to look after themselves. Right. Well, that's a good idea to the point where any kind of criticism any individual group committee labeled. Cruel and the whole point abode the whole point about comedy and believe you me, I've thought is all comedy is critical. Even if you make a very inclusive job like how do you make God love of animal? Meal plans. Now, that's about the human condition. It's not excluding anyone who say we all how all these plans, which probably won't come on his knit funny. How we still believe they're going to have. So that's a very -clusive Jerry still critical. All humor is critical. If you start say, we mustn't be muscle criticize her offend them than humans gone with humidors of proportion. And then the SARS I'm insane. Nineteen four..
"michael palin" Discussed on Think Again
"And there's also there's also a lot of just in endurance. A lot of waiting around for many months the freezing. Boring, confined, cold, and some of the ways they survived that are a lot of fun. It's an interesting aspect of it. All I tried very hard to my magic nation to what it would have been like going further south than anyone being before literally being in the unknown and being as they were setting times trapped in very thick ice. Right. Unable to move your saving ship. We've got no auxiliary Motors to turn around and set you off to different direction. I should emphasize that for the listeners this was the sailing ship that went the farthest south before ship started going there under steam power. Yeah. Yeah. Exactly important. It was it remains the furthest south any sailing ship ever beat. So they were times they were literally starting that. And I think myself I would have been I would have been near panic. How do we get out of this? Where are we? There's no maps, no charts. And yet you look at the records of the journey and give them they had a party on New Year's Eve, and they were stuck fast. Then you have a party these guys get off the ship. They they carbon eight foot woman after the ice. And then they kava dumps flow and they build a pub, which they call the pilgrims of the ocean. And they get musical instruments out. They get pigs pigs on board believably. Yeah. So we got pigs put them under their arms to make a noise. I suddenly realized that that's the way of dealing with with a confined situation. Like that is to that you either panic or you just say, let's Huma comes out and all that. And also they were making a lot of noise. This was an interesting thing. And of course, these people were probably the two ships Erebus and terror on the expedition, right? A about sixty men on board to the one hundred twenty men these are the only people on the bottom of segment of the surface ten percent of the earth. And it's totally silence. What do you wanna do? You wanna scream you wanna yell? So they squeal just make as much noise as they can to defy the silence and diffuse the fears post and the venerable captain James Ross is. Dressing in drag dancing with the men as. You've you've read it up. I couldn't believe that. I saw. Yeah. And I read sort of part of the whole study of about a lot of other expeditions being trapped in the ice. Right. And in eighteen twenty one that being quite a successful expeditions to the Arctic and they over wintered for two winters. There was that a full program of the tequila vents. Plays were written the captain wrote a play for the right? They use the ice as it kind of arena and also to deal with the fear. But I couldn't see where the fear came from the in the book. He I do documents some near disastrous encounters with icebergs when men clearly express their fair in tarot craze, ice, crazy and counter. Yeah. Where they go through essentially, they get trapped they wake up at like one in the morning, they're trapped in a sort of tunnel. Vice Burg's, and there's two ships are about to crash into each other. Yeah. And they did crash they do smash each other and one of the ship's Arabs only just gets out because the captain James Clark. Ross was a such a superb navigator he knew about this technique corridor stern boarding waterboarding stern. We had maybe. All ice..
"michael palin" Discussed on Think Again
"Think. Again, a big thing podcast. Recently spent several hours on the transatlantic flight zooming in and out of the interactive map of the earth on my seats, personal entertainment unit exploring tiny islands in the polar north impossible inland. Seas in the middle of central Asian desserts places, so remote and strange that they fired the imagination in two thousand eighteen it's not easy to wrap your mind around the fact that not all that long ago. No human, no satellite had ever set. I on many of these places for all anybody knew much of the earth was probably populated by cyclops is and see monsters in the mid eighteen hundreds the poles north and south where the final frontiers and the brave men and even bit braver, perhaps women disguised as men who set off to explore them were quite literally heading into the unknown. My guest today is writer, actor comedian, and explorer, Michael Palin. He studied history at Oxford, then transformed comedy forever as a writer and performer in Monty python's flying circus since he's been traveling the world writing books and hosting travel. Documentaries. His latest book Erebus resurrects one of the greatest nautical mysteries of all time. And takes us deep into the icy heart of polar exploration in the mid nineteenth century, welcome to think again, Michael. Thank you Jason most to be here. So good to have you here. Thank you. So why this story now in two thousand eighteen well, I'm great believer in things just kind of tuition the particular fascination with this ship began when I was doing some research on quite a different subject. I was having to give a talk to club in London about a club members real club going back to eighteen thirty and I'd chosen a man called Joseph Hooker Joseph hookah was great botanist. And he sets up the Royal which cultural garden, gene in Q right in London, which some of the world's leading gorge, cultural time, anyway, turn out this guy. Spectacled whiskered Victorian. Jen have at the age of twenty two signed on as a system surgeon on a ship called Erebus the head of before and the more I research Joseph Hooker. The more became fascinated by the achievements of this ship Erebus that said eight thirty nine and herb is if I may interrupt Erebus the animosity of a demon what exactly Erebus was slightly confusion. But in Greek mythology Erebus was the son of chaos, and it really means Dr. Khust pit of hell one of the original titans or chaos was a titan titan. I this is this is something you'll listens to let me know about that. As far as I know in what I say when I do talk. Here's that arabists was ship named after the doc. His pitch of hell. Yeah. I say wouldn't that nowadays except the cruise line may be? That's what he's like not. That's what it's called. But anyway, it was this little ship. It was a small chip as one hundred four feet long. And it went down to the top to spent four years that join the expedition which was apart. They just saw things that people never ever seen before like in your introduction. You talking about sort of parts of the world for a long time remain completely undiscovered the taught it was definitely one of those people even know whether it was a continent. It was so there's a landmass that Erebus expedition, gyco James Clark Ross who was the captain discovered and confirmed that there was a land mass Gordon talk to they discovered extraordinary phenomena like the great southern barrier, which they called it, which is it was an ice barrier. One hundred foot high stretching for miles now known as the Ross I- shelf, then discovered a volcano called mount Erebus, Dan talk. Iq active and shooting fire active and shooting fine. And in the diaries of the people in the expedition series of wonders few months and the made two more expeditions. Deep into town together went round the Antarctic continent. They didn't find the south magnetic pole. That's what they were. The campaign was Ross Donges JD James Clark Ross yet he had found he discovered the north magnetic pole right in eighteen thirty one. So he wanted to be the man of the south magnetic pole as well. But he couldn't get that. Because of the ice because there was substantial landmass in front of him. But in every other respect it was a hugely successful expedi-. Yeah. I mean, what's extrordinary about the story that you tell I mean, first of all there's a lot of adventure..
"michael palin" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"It was falling apart. Okay. The financial times which unsurprisingly has b.'s about money? Yes, inheritance tax dubbed most hated tax which I've never fully understood. But anyway, the good news from my perspective, which is biased and inheritance tax has hit a record high last year. Five point, two billion pounds collected that's due to rising property prices on. This is an unfortunate loss. Coupley is side, but it's also risen because of a spike in deaths during winter months because more people are dying and obviously the inheritance tax. What's your be against people who have a beef with inheritance most if you believe in equality of opportunity that we all born and we should all have as an equal opportunity as we possibly can to get on in life. The fi th some people in just giving huge sums of money that they haven't done anything. They don't deserve it anyway. Just happen to be from their parents is. Absolutely bunk because you can't believe in equality of opportunity on have these huge gifts. So I think in how should increase not decrease if you genuinely believe in equality, something different though about, you know, the the family estate as it were at a state, gives it a very grand name often, you know a semi detached house, but you know the fact that this is something if I'm a any given a mother or father were both has strived for struggled for their entire lives, and they want to pass it on its entire recy- kid. It's totally understandable. Human emotion. You've just got to be intellectually honest about and say, I can more about benefits singling out and benefiting my children than I do about creating a quality opportunity, and that's fine. That is a moral opinion, and that's obsolete fun. But people on honest about seven. An interesting and unless this on that situation finishes off with something, amusing while I'm gonna leave this to you. Oh, open the page. So this is the full Monty surreal sketch found in Palin treasure trove in the time. So basically, Michael Palin and a hidden unused sketch in Monty python and the holy grail films that didn't ever make us. So if you to into page nine these days, it would have been released as a kind of a YouTube special. Exactly. But instead we me and you're going to recreate. Okay. So if you to into page nine, which. Yoga play the news Rita. Why that seems wrong. Looking in the right place. Okay. So you so this is a wild west sketch a news reporter, which is you from you'll going to stagger the desert on the news. I just happened to be in a bar. Exactly. So you'll you'll you walk into this hall saloon style. Buy on off. You go very hot today. Yep, one hundred ninety to one hundred ninety two degrees. Yep. One hundred ninety two degrees. Good God. That's nearly boating point. Not around Hayward. I it's what we call lukewarm will I'd like alone cool beer please and put a couple more on ice for me. Ain't got no drink his. This is a bookshop. The last bookshop before you get to Mexico. I'm not saying. I don't get it. Actually it does continue, but I won't even going to subject anyone anymore to dramatic. So that's it. So unbelievably sketch never made it into Monty python. Yeah, we got to hear it. Special Lewis phone Jones. Thank you very much for.
"michael palin" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Who's negotiations because we've seen some progress i'm not gonna get ahead of what that may look like but we have thirty days to continue in those negotiations and hopeful that we can get something that works for everybody i just wanted to ask you about something that took place last week got involved in the president's personal attorney michael cohen he in court documents asserted that he would assert his fifth amendment rights smuggling gang does lawsuit which was filed against him and the president and you may recall that answer timber twenty seventeen the president had a campaign rally said the baltics fifth and he also said you're innocent why are you taking the fifth amendment to those ideas also apply to michael palin is the president's i can't speak on behalf of michael cohen agra free him fridge forty four questions the president said today that the league was disgraceful but a former assistant special counsel robert muller has suggested that the white house with any wrong once again i can't comment on anything regarding those questions note referring to the president's question about about specifically the white sending an today because actually specific to the president and that's why i'm referencing and referring you to the president's personal attorneys who can speak about is the white house concerned as congressman adam schiff had said so many other questions point to obstruction of justice we here at the white house tried never to be concerned with anything dealing with adam schiff flake point you've actually john has started on with the wilbur ross the commerce secretary today we're going to have to do it pretty soon house people start getting it sounds like you feel like this is moving along but you agree with the white house agreement the commerce secretary that you're going to have to move forward on this pretty soon so what exactly is certainly it's a thirty day extension and we expect for these negotiations to be completed at the end of those thirty guys so this will be the last of the thirty days i'm not gonna get ahead of the process but right now we're working on negotiating a deal during this thirty day time period we'll keep you posted.
China imposing new tariffs on U.S. products in retaliation of Trump tariffs
"Is wnyc good morning i'm richard hake it's six eighteen f trains are delayed right now to the police activity at church avenue we do have a winter weather advisory in effect snowing right now we should see some snow mainly before ten o'clock this morning total accumulation a three to five inches for the new york city area a little more to the north and west partly cloudy tonight lows around thirty eight degrees and rain is likely tomorrow support for wnyc comes from ifc films presenting the death of stalin a new political satire from the creator of veep and in the loop starring steve bush amee and monty python's michael palin now playing wnyc local public affairs reporting is supported in part by the new york community trust helping charitable new york make a lasting difference from npr news in washington i'm david mattingly china is imposing new tariffs on a number of american products today it's in response to president trump's decision to add tariffs on us imports of steel and aluminum here's npr's rob schmitz according to china's finance ministry the terrible target one hundred and twenty eight kinds of us products the biggest tariffs will impact pork products and aluminum scrap at rates of twenty five percents china's also imposing new fifteen percent tariff on one hundred and twenty other imported us commodities from all men's to apples berries and wine the new tariffs totalling three billion dollars will mostly impact products from regions of the us that voted for trump and the two thousand sixteen election public schoolteachers in oklahoma are walking off the job today they're headed to the state capitol to demand lawmakers restore education funding and improve teacher pay last week the legislature okay'd attack psych to help raise.
"michael palin" Discussed on The Canon
"Sense of like these lies that say knee that for whatever reason are you know the this is i mean there there's no way that really analyze it it's just it's silly it's dumb you know and and and you know same with like the total randomness of you're going to chop down a tree with a herring you know or go find a shrubbery you know it's just it's just total silliness but you have the knee of life for brian where you know again it's like they they really found a way to combine their style of humor and they're like you know one of their need to subvert expectations and and stick it to the man with that they're able to do that with characters that we really care about um you know like an end in i think they are acting generally is is better in this one like there there was a sinoe kimmel would seen it was but it's where it cuts from michael palin during one role to michael palin doing another role in the next scene and you'd ever wants question it you know you never once like you're not bothered by it at all and i think goods across the board all these guys were just in life for o'brien is firing on all cylinders and i think a lot of that is due to the fact that they the the life of bryan the sat generally appeared to be just way more smoothly ron and everybody was happier you know and things were going pretty well a little ventures they have a slightly better places to sleep at night yeah yeah everything was a little bit more comfortable so i don't know it's really hard because they're they're they're so different and emma area even i have the same sentence.
"michael palin" Discussed on Reasons to be Cheerful
"Her own life raised by wolves and have an effect plate catlin in it so that so come to should he reasons be jeff fuels mind reasons to be cheerful is yes today i you'll you'll trouble seemed so far will hear well yeah that there is a link catchily i do a show for american radio about the beatles and i will interview different people about the favorite people listen to a online through they care to subscribe era is on examined the state's okay i got to interview a national treasure about the beatles yesterday and what's more i got to go to his house and do it and it was none other than a former python michael palin half untius they it was just great and you know there are certain people who you just words have what about david attenborough i mean i know you wilkes you problems with the glue planet podcast now they've got those are your without abruzzo vr yet but michael palin i think is very much in that category in poverty was a little apprehensive think it a mike at what what if it's just all and act for the cameras and he could none of been nice a he was so wonderful went round is a beautiful house maggots meds untold fantastic stories about george harrison and said george harrison was great one forgiven him gifts so one time they had been out for a boozy mehler bob and at the end of the male george harrison gave him one of his oscars at the baiters within an oscar freire their hard day's night wherever it would have paid and aegis gifted michael palin is oscar and then some other time they were rounded giorgis you get the hint that that if you've got more than one of good to give the award away to someone who recently did widow of the wall i've told i got my certificate covered with accurate vow arrive of afghan the dime a label maker at i will put your day but what are the awards have this excellently told of i had our went through such a business with michael piling to arrange that with it not like say trump is two hundred dollars you'll say he was going to say did he say you do this podcast with the law de la have antara.