In this FUN SIZE episode, Ream and Patrick talk about Valentine's Day! Valentine's Day is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14. It originated as a Western Christian liturgical feast day honoring one or more early saints named Valentinus, and is recognized as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country. The day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). In Europe, Saint Valentine's Keys are given to lovers "as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver’s heart", as well as to children, in order to ward off epilepsy (called Saint Valentine's Malady). Valentine's Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards. This episode is so fun! You're gonna fall in love with it! Follow Ream on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Reamkore Follow Patrick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PatrickHastie Follow The Nostalgic Front on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NostalgicFront Support our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NostalgicFront Follow The Nostalgic Front on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenostalgicfrontpodcast/ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenostalgicfront/ Subscribe on Apple Podcasts (iTunes): https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-nostalgic-front/id451098806?mt=2 Subscribe on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/patrick-hastie/the-nostalgic-front Go listen to all the other shows on the Brain Machine Network! http://brainmachinenetwork.com And remember, if you're not an NFer you're an MFer, so get the f*** outta here!
February 8, 2018