Perennials Podcast
Episode 44: Belonging in Yoga with Khay Muhammad

Episode 44: Belonging in Yoga with Khay Muhammad

May 25, 2020

In today's episode, I'm talking to Khay Muhammad about her journey of becoming the yoga teacher she is today. Khay and I talk about her childhood growing up in the urban landscape of Newark, New Jersey, spending long days with her father in Branch Brook Park and learning about her connection to nature. We also talk about her experiences taking yoga classes for the first time in Brooklyn during her early post-grad years, and why her first yoga class "sucked." Khay explains why inclusivity is so important to her teaching style, and how she's found more freedom to bring her full self to her classes teaching virtually from her home. 

You can learn more about Khay and today's episode on the Shownotes page.

Perennials Book Club: Chapter 18, Anne of Green Gables

Perennials Book Club: Chapter 18, Anne of Green Gables

May 22, 2020

In Chapter 18 of Anne of Green Gables, Anne and Matthew are enjoying a cozy winter evening at home, while Marilla, Mrs. Lynde, and many other Avonlea residents (including both doctors...which seems like a bad idea, in hindsight) are off at a political rally a few towns over. Diana comes flying to Green Gables in tears, because her baby sister has fallen sick and the babysitter is totally clueless about croup. Matthew races off to find a doctor while Anne hurries to the Barry household to take care of Minnie May. Will Anne save Minnie's life? And might this act be enough to melt the icy heart of Mrs. Barry?

Chapter reading: 0:14 - 16:26

Reflections on the chapter: 16:30 - 25:11

Perennials Book Club, Chapter 17: Anne of Green Gables

Perennials Book Club, Chapter 17: Anne of Green Gables

May 16, 2020

In Chapter 17 of Anne of Green Gables, Diana tells Anne she loves her and the two share a tearful goodbye, though their souls will of course commune forevermore. Anne returns to school, and the rivalry between her and Gilbert heats up. Who will get top marks on the next exam? Will Anne ever master decimals? And will Anne's love for Diana truly prove inextinguishable? 

Chapter reading: 0:14 - 10:39

Reflections on the chapter: 10:42 - 19:03

Perennials Book Club, Chapter 16: Anne of Green Gables

Perennials Book Club, Chapter 16: Anne of Green Gables

May 10, 2020

In Chapter 16 of Anne of Green Gables, Anne invites Diana over for tea and Diana ends up stumbling home drunk as a skunk. What was up with that raspberry cordial that Anne served her, and will Mrs. Barry ever forgive Diana's bosom friend?

Chapter reading: 0:14 - 19:12

Reflections on the chapter: 19:17 - 26:06

Perennials Book Club, Chapter 15: Anne of Green Gables

Perennials Book Club, Chapter 15: Anne of Green Gables

May 2, 2020

In Chapter 15 of Anne of Green Gables, Anne starts school, so you know we're in for a wild ride! After an uneventful but enjoyable first few weeks, Gilbert Blythe pulls Anne's braid and calls her "Carrots," and let's just say he ends up with a slate tablet broken over his head. Will Anne ever forgive Gilbert? Will she return to school? And will her creepy teacher stop hitting on his sixteen-year-old student long enough to teach the class?

Chapter reading: 0:14 - 26:56

Reflections on the chapter: 26:59 - 38:33

Episode 43: Bonnets at Dawn with Lauren Burke and Hannah K Chapman

Episode 43: Bonnets at Dawn with Lauren Burke and Hannah K Chapman

May 1, 2020
Today's guests Lauren Burke and Hannah K Chapman are hosts of the podcast Bonnets at Dawn, which explores the lives, work and fandom of women writers from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
 

Lauren and Hannah share some of the wisdom they've taken from the books and authors that they devote so much time to--authors like Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Gaskell and Louisa May Alcott.

 
You'll hear about how Lauren is drawn to the Brontës' treatment of women's rage, what Jane Austen taught Hannah about "never trusting false bitches," and why writing for money didn't make these women mercenaries. 
 
Learn more about today's guests and episode by visiting the Shownotes page.