Big Weekly Blend Podcast: July 10-16, 2023

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BIG WEEKLY BLEND PODCAST: KITTENS, HORSES & GUINEA PIGS TO BLUEBERRIES, CHERRIES & PIÑA COLADAS

Enjoy Big Blend Radio’s BIG WEEKLY BLEND podcast with this episode covering the holiday’s, birth anniversaries and pop culture history that spans July 10-16, 2023. Airing every Sunday, this show is a companion production of the new Big Weekly Blend digital magazine. Listen to the podcast and check out the links below to the music playlist, articles, recipes, and puzzles that connect with and celebrate this week!

MUSIC PLAYLIST
This eclectic playlist features over 50 songs that complement the podcast conversation, and celebrate this week’s holidays, observances, and birth anniversaries as listed below!
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CELEBRATE MONDAY, JULY 10, 2023
“The whole world is beautiful, the art is in the seeing.” Camille Pissarro (July 10, 1830 – November 13, 1903)

BIRTHDAYS & BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES: Camille Pissarro – painter (1830); James Abbott McNeill Whistler – painter (1834); Adolphus Busch – brewer (1839); Nikola Tesla – inventor (1856); Edmund Clerihew Bentley – poet & author (1875); David Brinkley – television reporter (1920); Fred Gwynne – actor (1926); Nick Adams – actor (1931); Arthur Ashe – tennis player (1943); Arlo Guthrie – musician (1947); Jessica Simpson – singer (1980).

HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES: National Kitten Day, National Piña Colada Day, Don’t Step on a Bee Day, Global Energy Independence Day, International Town Criers Day, Pick Blueberries Day, National Clerihew Day, Teddy Bear Picnic Day.

PARKS & PLACES: City of Dublin, Ireland (988); Wyoming Statehood (1890)

PODCASTS, ARTICLES, RECIPES & PUZZLES:
The Starving Artist  
Traveling Scotland & Ireland
Touring Ireland
Exploring the Emerald Island
Wyoming State Overview
 
Fluffy Blueberry Cake

CELEBRATE TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2023

“Opportunity knocks only once. You never know if you’ll get another opportunity.” Leon Spinks (July 11, 1953 – February 5, 2021)

BIRTHDAYS & BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES: John Quincy Adams – President of the United States (1767); Jim White – discoverer of Carlsbad Caverns (1882); Yul Brynner – actor (1920); Brett Somers – actress (1924); Tab Hunter – actor (1931); Giorgio Armani – fashion designer (1934); Leon Spinks – former boxer (1953); Sela Ward – actress (1956); Richie Sambora – musician, Bon Jovi (1959); Greg Grunberg – actor (1966).

HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES: National State Fair Food Day, World Population Day, All American Pet Photo Day, Cow Appreciation Day, Cheer Up the Lonely Day, International Essential Oils Day, National Mojito Day, National Blueberry Muffin Day, National Polyphenol Day, National Rainier Cherry Day, National Swimming Pool Day.

PARKS & PLACES: City of Tijuana, Mexico (1889).

CELEBRATE WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2023

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862)

BIRTHDAYS & BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES: John Henson – TV talk host (1967); Justin Chambers – actor (1970); Josiah Wedgwood – potter (1730); Henry David Thoreau – writer and philosopher (1817); George Washington Carver – botanist (1864); Oscar Hammerstein II – American lyricist (1895); Milton Berle – comedian (1908); Curly Joe DeRita – actor and comedian (1909); Andrew Wyeth – artist (1917); Van Cliburn – pianist (1934); Christine McVie – singer, musician, and songwriter, Fleetwood Mac (1943); Denise Nicholas – actor (1945); Richard Simmons – fitness trainer (1948); Cheryl Ladd – actress (1951); Jamey Sheridan – actor (1951); Kristi Yamaguchi – figure skater (1971); Erik Per Sullivan – actor (1991)

HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES: National Simplicity Day, Etch a Sketch Day, National Eat Your Jello Day, National Different Colored Eyes Day, National Pecan Pie Day, National Paper Bag Day, Night of Nights Day.

PODCASTS, ARTICLES, RECIPES & PUZZLES:
Experience the History of George Washington Carver

CELEBRATE THURSDAY, JULY 13, 2023
“What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also.” Julius Caesar (July 16, 0100 – March 20, 0044)

BIRTHDAYS & BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES: Julius Caesar – Dictator of the Roman Republic (100 B.C.); George Lewis – musician (1900); Alberto Ascari – race car driver, and two-time F1 world champion (1918); Bob Crane – actor (1928); Patrick Stewart – actor (1940); Harrison Ford – actor (1942); Roger McGuinn – musician, The Byrds (1942); Erno Rubik – inventor of the Rubik Cube (1944); Cheech Marin – actor (1946); Cameron Crowe – film director and screenwriter (1957).

HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES: National French Fry Day, Beef Tallow Day, Embrace Your Geekness Day, International Rock Day, Gruntled Workers Day, National Beans & Franks Day, National Barbershop Music Appreciation Day.

PARKS & PLACES: The Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles (1923).

PODCASTS, ARTICLES, RECIPES & PUZZLES:
Hollywood History with Steve Schneickert
Garlic Herb Fries Recipe
Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

CELEBRATE FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2023

“Each of us has his own alphabet with which to create poetry.” Irving Stone (July 14, 1903 – August 26, 1989)

BIRTHDAYS & BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES: Irving Stone – writer (1903); Ken Murray – comedian (1930); William Hanna – animator (1910); Woody Guthrie – folk musician (1912); Gerald Ford – 38th President of the United States (1913); Ingmar Bergman – film and theatre director (1918); Dale Robertson – actor (1923); Willie Steele – Olympic gold medalist (1923); Harry Dean Stanton – actor (1926); Polly Bergen – actress (1930); Roosevelt Grier – football player and actor (1932).

HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES: National Mac & Cheese Day, Pandemonium Day, Bastille Day, Collector Car Appreciation Day, Emmeline Pankhurst Day, National Be Nice to Bugs Day, National Grand Marnier Day, Kebab Day, National Motorcycle Day, National Nude Day, National Tape Measure Day, Shark Awareness Day.

PARKS & PLACES: George Washington Carver National Monument in Missouri (1943).

PODCASTS, ARTICLES, RECIPES & PUZZLES:
Experience the History of George Washington Carver
Cape Canaveral National Seashore
California Mac & Cheese Recipe
Cuba’s Car Culture
Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe
Cruisin’ the Jefferson Highway in a ’55 Chevy  
Homegrown National Park Movement

CELEBRATE SATURDAY, JULY 15, 2023

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” Aristotle

BIRTHDAYS & BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES: Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn – Dutch artist (1606); Clement Moore – writer of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ (1779); Emmeline Pankhurst (1928); Ken Kercheval – actor (1935); Jan-Michael Vincent – actor (1944); Linda Ronstadt – singer (1946); Arianna Huffington – author & columnist (1950); Jesse Ventura – professional wrestler and politician (1951); Terry O’Quinn – actor (1952); Forest Whitaker – actor (1961); Brian Austin Green – actor (1973).

HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES: National Give Something Away Day, Celebration of the Horse Day and National I Love Horse Day, National Be a Dork Day, National Clean Beauty Day, National Pet Fire Safety Day, National Strawberry Rhubarb Wine Day, National Tapioca Pudding Day, National Orange Chicken Day, Woodie Wagon Day, World Youth Skills Day.

PARKS & PLACES: Georgia Statehood (1870).

PODCASTS, ARTICLES, RECIPES & PUZZLES:
Horses Across America
The Chief Joseph Trail Ride
Working Horses of America
Equestrian Success Insider – Christy Wood  
Georgia State Overview  
Sweet Orange-Coconut Glazed Chicken Recipe

CELEBRATE SUNDAY, JULY 16, 2023
“A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts.” Joshua Reynolds  (July 16, 1723 – February 23, 1792)

BIRTHDAYS & BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES: Joshua Reynolds – painter (1723); Roald Amundsen – polar explorer (1872); Orville Redenbacher – farmer and businessman (1907); Barbara Stanwyck – actress (1907); Ginger Rogers – actress and dancer (1911); Buddy Merrill – musician, The Lawrence Welk Show (1936); Michael Flatley – dancer (1958); Phoebe Cates – actor (1963); Will Ferrell – comedian (1967); Corey Feldman – actor (1971).

HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES: National Corn Fritter Day, National Ice Cream Day, Artificial Intelligence Appreciation Day, Fresh Spinach Day, Guinea Pig Appreciation Day, Lake Superior Day, National Cherry Day, National Atomic Veterans Day, National Personal Chef Day, Rural Transit Day, World Snake Day.

PODCASTS, ARTICLES, RECIPES & PUZZLES:
Museum of Ice Cream
Tabasco Ice Cream Recipe
Butter Pecan Ice Cream Recipe  
Spinach Chicken Salad Recipe
Chicken Roulade with Spinach Recipe
Manhattan Project National Historical Park  

 

 

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