SOS Podcast #8 (December 2021) TAILOR MADE, CUSTOM DESIGNED Tailor made products and services have always been the nec plus ultra of luxury. In the current industrial context, such production is quite rare. However, a new technological paradigm is enabling a wiider availability of custom designed amenities. This podcast explores in which way these new production avenues can possibly make authentic unique productions, thus permitting splendor to find renewed postures of existence. Also included are the Splendor Show and Tell #2 as well as the Hindsight chronicle.
SOS Podcast #7 (May 2020) SPLENDOR WITHIN THE OBJECT This podcast is exclusively devoted to the appreciation of manifestations of Splendor through objects. Often overlooked, the key to unlocking Splendor in objects enables us to discover fascinating and splendid realities. This is not a materialist appreciation of the object. It is much rather an appreciation of the aesthetic significance of an object. Splendor is often present in a physical object in a way that gives it meaning or an authentically rare or unique quality.
SOS Podcast #6 (March 2020) THE RIGHT STUFF. SPLENDOR, THE STUFF OF LEGENDS The podcast’s subject explores the notion of the right stuff. What makes an object or a phenomenon worthy of entering at least partially into the domain of legend? This subject is explored through the concept of world heritage and local culture, as well as through various examples of physical objects win which we examine their quotient of intrinsic Splendor.
SOS Podcast #5 (January 2020) URBAN EXODUS Fifth States of Splendor podcast, about urban emigration. A relatively recent trend often seen in the west. As megacities thrive, there is a parallel current, in certain countries, of city dwellers who wish to emigrate to the country side, or in rural areas. What are the causes and how do people go to establish themselves outside the city, in 2020?
SOS Podcast #4 (September 2019) THE SENSE OF PLACE The sense of place is a factor that is one of the possible vectors of splendor. We discuss this subject in depth here, encompassing the notion of terroir, as well as other related fields.
SOS Podcast #3 (August 2019) HARNESSING THE POWER OF TIME This podcast is the one that launches the regular emission of S.O.S. Podcasts. Topic is the work of time on different earthly phenomena. Starts out with food and ends in a more metaphysical perspective.
SOS Podcast #2 (April 2018) Conversation with Edward Stern, British gourmet, on the topic of is there or is there not a British gastronomy. Good news section about global and local culture, cheese, wine and the concept of terroir.
SOS Podcast #1 (December 2017) First ever SOS podcast. Introduction to the show, an authentic Italian market, the man from Burkina Faso who fought the desert, kimchi, and much more.Please follow us here and subscribe: