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Podsurfing – The Thomas Jefferson Hour

I have been a fan of podcasts for quite some time now – listening to everything from David Weinberger’s “Everything is Miscellaneous” series, to PotterCast and MuggleCast, Learning Italian, to grammar girl.

My new favorite is a thought-provoking weekly series called the Thomas Jefferson hour. Discussion topics are varied, informative and insightful – touching on life during Jeffersons era as well as his perspective on current events. I have recently become very interested in learning more about the “founding fathers” of our country – and this series is just what I was looking for. This is an ever-inspiring series that I highly recommend.

Visit the website: http://www.jeffersonhour.org/, or subscribe via iTunes.

Humanities scholar and author, Clay S. Jenkinson, adopts the persona of Jefferson each week to comment on current events and answer questions you may have about Jefferson’s thoughts on any and all topics. Clay has portrayed Thomas Jefferson for more than two decades. He is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities highest award, then called the Charles Frankel Award, for his humanities-based first person interpretation methodology.

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Ace of Cakes & PotterCast

The stars have better aligned themselves, and two of my FAVORITE things have come together: Food Network show Ace of Cakes and my favorite podcast, PotterCast. This all reported, of course, by my number one source of Harry Potter news – www.the-leaky-cauldron.org.

Apparently our friends at Charm City Cakes created an incredible Hogwarts Castle Cake for a major “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” movie premiere party in LA last year. The episode kicks off a new season for this great show on Thursday, January 24th at 10:30 pm EST.

Life doesn’t get much better than this (maybe because I need to get one).

Hogwarts Castle Cake