Sweets: Vintage Show

A new podcast has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart with souls like mine.

Hosted ByJane Stevens

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me, that it might be the mirror of my soul, as my soul is the mirror of the infinite God!

I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

O my friend — but it is too much for my strength — I sink under the weight of the splendour of these visions! A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects.


All Episodes

Round 34: Hella Coastal Brewing Co

I talk with Chaz and Mario, co-founders of Hella Coastal Brewing Co out of Oakland, CA. As the only Black-owned brewery in Oakland, Hella Coastal is setting the example...

Round 33: Culture Brewing Co

Culture Brewing head brewer Addison Poth joins me to talk hops, surviving the pandemic, and brewing by the beach. Check out Culture: https://www.culturebrewingco.com/

Round 32: Whiskey Del Bac

Whiskey Del Bac founder Stephen Paul and head distiller Veronica Townsend join me to talk American single malt whiskey, what that means, and their mesquite-fueled spin on the style....

Round 31: Barebottle Beer Co (Part 2)

The second half of a conversation with Barebottle’s Lester and Magic. We talk about Barebottle’s non-beer offerings and Lester throws some shade my way. Check out Barebottle: barebottle.com

Round 31: Barebottle Beer Co (Part 1)

The first half of a conversation with Barebottle’s Lester and Magic. Homebrewers at heart, they still love to experiment with their ingredients and beers to keep things fun. Check...

Round 30: Drake’s Brewing Company

An important and timely conversation with DeVonne Buckingham, brewmaster at Drake’s Brewing Company. Beer, diversity, accessibility, and Simcoe – all you need to hear! Check out Drake’s: https://drinkdrakes.com/

Round 29: Federation Brewing Company

A conversation with Aram Cretan, cofounder and head brewer at Federation Brewing in Oakland, CA. https://www.federationbrewing.com/

A Look Back: Peoples Beer

A shallow dive into the Peoples Beer brand, rejuvenated by Theodore Mack in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in the early 1970’s. Thanks to Lee R. from Oshkosh Beer for some research...

Round 28: Pueblo Vida Brewing Company

A chat with Kyle Jefferson, cofounder of Pueblo Vida Brewing Company in Tucson, Arizona, about using your business for good and how Pueblo Vida uniquely utilizes hops. Check out...