Episode from the podcastThe Last Tuesday Project

TLTP 011 - Mum's Gone To Iceland

Released Tuesday, 30th May 2017
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Góður dagur og velkominn! It's episode 11 of The Last Tuesday Project, thank Týr! this month we've abandoned the comparatively warm climes of the UK and have shifted our gaze northwards.
Alex asked Hayley, Shaun, and Guest Tuesday Tammy, why Icelandic has hardly changed since the Sagas were written in the 11th, 12th and 13th Centuries. With many references to the little known website Whykyperdeea, we talk etymology, migration and invasion. We also discuss whether there are other languages which have followed a similar path, and what's so vulgar about Romansh.
Plus, as this is a British podcast, there are a number of references to a certain frozen food supermarket chain...

Our next TWOsday episode will be a UK General Election Special! No clues (mainly because, at the time of writing, we hadn't recorded it yet), but it will be released on Tuesday 6th June, two days before us Brits decide our own fate. Because that always goes well, right?
Also, have you heard our last TWOsday episode? It was Mental Health Awareness Week, so 5 of us spent some time talking about our own experiences with depression and anxiety. It's a long listen, but it's honest, frank, and surprisingly funny. Listen to Episode 10a to find out more.

This month's icon uses a drawing of Hörður Grímkelsson from Wikimedia Commons.
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With huge thanks, as usual, to Strong4Life for the use of his music.

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A group of friends get together once a month thanks to the wonder of modern technology to discuss one topic. That topic can come in the form of either a question, a subject, a claim, or a statement. The thing is, only one of us knows what that topic is going to be. That person shall henceforth be known as the Dimbleby. (It's a long story.) The Dimbleby has two topics in their pocket. They tell us the first one and then the rest of us have the opportunity to veto it based on a majority vote. If we veto the first topic, we hear the second topic. We cannot veto the second topic. You know, just to add a little bit of jeopardy to the whole thing. From that point on we have an hour to each research the topic. We can do it whatever way we want to, either through the internet, or books, or going to the library, or shouting across the road at your neighbour... Once the hour is up, we get back together again and talk about it. The Dimbleby guides us, asks us questions on what we've researched. At the end of it we come to a conclusion. Or not, as the case may be. That brings us to the point of The Last Tuesday Project. This is less about the conclusions we come to, although they can be fun and interesting. It's more about how we get there. Doing this sort of research - looking for evidence, sifting through the crap - is something anyone can do. We don't want to tell you what to think, and we're loathe to say that we want to tell you how to think. What we want to do is give you the tools so that you can come to your own conclusions without being swayed by biased information. Being able to detect fact from fiction, science from pseudoscience, brilliant ideas from bullshit. One group of friends, one topic, one hour to research. Welcome to The Last Tuesday Project.

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