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The Ration Project

The Ration Project is a one-year adventure in living history. Join hosts Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart, and listen, read, or cook along as they recreate World War II grocery lists, menu plans, and recipes from the home fronts of Great Britain and the United States! WWII era music, news lifted from papers of the day, period authentic rationing rules, and two very likeable hosts come together to create a podcast which brings history to life in modern day application! Follow along or join in at http://www.rationproject.com/
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Mar 9, 2016

Tune in this week to hear Producer Mark and Brian Old Timey reflect on the atomic bomb, the end of the war, and amputee baseball!

The Ration Project is a one-year adventure in living history. Join hosts Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart, and listen, read, or cook along as they recreate World War II grocery lists, menu plans, and recipes from the home fronts of Great Britain and the United States!

Follow along or join in at http://www.rationproject.com/
Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rationproject
Follow us on Twitter: @RationProject

The Ration Project is brought to you by Retrograde Orbit Radio and the following dedicated Retrograde Orbit Radio Personalities:

Your Charming Hosts: Produer Mark and Brian Old Timey
Your Brilliant Announcer: Brian Old-Timey
Your Faithful Producer: Producer Mark

Mar 2, 2016

Tune in this week to hear Mrs. Hart and Mrs. Jay discuss how they celebrated VE Day in the USA!

The Ration Project is a one-year adventure in living history. Join hosts Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart, and listen, read, or cook along as they recreate World War II grocery lists, menu plans, and recipes from the home fronts of Great Britain and the United States!

Follow along or join in at http://www.rationproject.com/
Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rationproject
Follow us on Twitter: @RationProject

The Ration Project is brought to you by Retrograde Orbit Radio and the following dedicated Retrograde Orbit Radio Personalities:

Your Charming Hosts: Mrs. Hart and Mrs. Jay
Your Brilliant Announcer: Brian Old-Timey
Your Faithful Producer: Producer Mark

Feb 24, 2016

The Ration Project is a one-year adventure in living history. Join hosts Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart, and listen, read, or cook along as they recreate World War II grocery lists, menu plans, and recipes from the home fronts of Great Britain and the United States!

Follow along or join in at http://www.rationproject.com/
Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rationproject
Follow us on Twitter: @RationProject

The Ration Project is brought to you by Retrograde Orbit Radio and the following dedicated Retrograde Orbit Radio Personalities:

Your Charming Hosts: Mrs. Hart and Mrs. Jay
Your Brilliant Announcer: Brian Old-Timey
Your Faithful Producer: Producer Mark

Feb 17, 2016

Major news abounds in this week's episode of The Ration Cast.  We have reached the beginning of the end, my friends.  But fear not - Mrs. Hart and Mrs. Jay are already making plans for Season 2.

The Ration Project is a one-year adventure in living history. Join hosts Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart, and listen, read, or cook along as they recreate World War II grocery lists, menu plans, and recipes from the home fronts of Great Britain and the United States!

Follow along or join in at http://www.rationproject.com/
Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rationproject
Follow us on Twitter: @RationProject

The Ration Project is brought to you by Retrograde Orbit Radio and the following dedicated Retrograde Orbit Radio Personalities:

Your Charming Hosts: Mrs. Hart and Mrs. Jay
Your Brilliant Announcer: Brian Old-Timey
Your Faithful Producer: Producer Mark

Feb 10, 2016

Tune in this week to hear how the Harts and the Jays dealt with their great swapping experiment!

The Ration Project is a one-year adventure in living history. Join hosts Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart, and listen, read, or cook along as they recreate World War II grocery lists, menu plans, and recipes from the home fronts of Great Britain and the United States!

Follow along or join in at http://www.rationproject.com/
Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rationproject
Follow us on Twitter: @RationProject

The Ration Project is brought to you by Retrograde Orbit Radio and the following dedicated Retrograde Orbit Radio Personalities:

Your Charming Hosts: Mrs. Hart and Mrs. Jay
Your Brilliant Announcer: Brian Old-Timey
Your Faithful Producer: Producer Mark

Feb 3, 2016

They're back! Tune in to hear what caused the brief hiatus and hear the ladies pick right back up where they left off with style, flair, and interesting recipes.

The Ration Project is a one-year adventure in living history. Join hosts Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart, and listen, read, or cook along as they recreate World War II grocery lists, menu plans, and recipes from the home fronts of Great Britain and the United States!

Follow along or join in at http://www.rationproject.com/
Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rationproject
Follow us on Twitter: @RationProject

The Ration Project is brought to you by Retrograde Orbit Radio and the following dedicated Retrograde Orbit Radio Personalities:

Your Charming Hosts: Mrs. Hart and Mrs. Jay
Your Brilliant Announcer: Brian Old-Timey
Your Faithful Producer: Producer Mark

Jan 27, 2016

In this week's episode, we see the triumphant return of the Ration Project as we peek in on September and October of 1944. Deals are struck, Markets are Gardened, and the Desert Fox shuffles off this mortal coil.  There's also two potato centric meals, a charmingly failed dessert, and a bonus round!


The Ration Project is a one-year adventure in living history. Join hosts Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart, and listen, read, or cook along as they recreate World War II grocery lists, menu plans, and recipes from the home fronts of Great Britain and the United States!

Follow along or join in at http://www.rationproject.com/
Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rationproject
Follow us on Twitter: @RationProject

The Ration Project is brought to you by Retrograde Orbit Radio and the following dedicated Retrograde Orbit Radio Personalities:

Your Charming Hosts: Mrs. Hart and Mrs. Jay
Your Brilliant Announcer: Brian Old-Timey
Your Faithful Producer: Producer Mark

Dec 30, 2015

Regular Ration Project Episodes will return next week, as your hosts return from their holiday travels and adventures.  And, unfortunately, illnesses. In the meantime, enjoy a word from Mrs. Hart and a word from King George.  We will see you next year!

The Ration Project is a one-year adventure in living history. Join hosts Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart, and listen, read, or cook along as they recreate World War II grocery lists, menu plans, and recipes from the home fronts of Great Britain and the United States!

Follow along or join in at http://www.rationproject.com/
Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rationproject
Follow us on Twitter: @RationProject

The Ration Project is brought to you by Retrograde Orbit Radio and the following dedicated Retrograde Orbit Radio Personalities:

Your Charming Host: Mrs. Hart
Your Brilliant Announcer: Brian Old-Timey
Your Faithful Producer: Producer Mark

Dec 23, 2015

Merry Christmas from the Ration Project!  We hope you enjoy this peek into WW2 Christmastime, and have a happy holiday season!

The Ration Project is a one-year adventure in living history. Join hosts Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart, and listen, read, or cook along as they recreate World War II grocery lists, menu plans, and recipes from the home fronts of Great Britain and the United States!

Follow along or join in at http://www.rationproject.com/
Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rationproject
Follow us on Twitter: @RationProject

The Ration Project is brought to you by Retrograde Orbit Radio and the following dedicated Retrograde Orbit Radio Personalities:

Your Charming Host: Mrs. Hart
Your Brilliant Announcer: Brian Old-Timey
Your Faithful Producer: Producer Mark

Your Devoted Vocalists: Producer Mark and Mr. Hart

Dec 16, 2015

The Ration Project is a one-year adventure in living history. Join hosts Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart, and listen, read, or cook along as they recreate World War II grocery lists, menu plans, and recipes from the home fronts of Great Britain and the United States!

Follow along or join in at http://www.rationproject.com/
Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rationproject
Follow us on Twitter: @RationProject

The Ration Project is brought to you by Retrograde Orbit Radio and the following dedicated Retrograde Orbit Radio Personalities:

Your Charming Host: Mrs. Hart
Your Brilliant Announcer: Brian Old-Timey
Your Faithful Producer: Producer Mark

Your Devoted Vocalists: Producer Mark and Mr. Hart

Dec 9, 2015

In this week's episode, the ladies talk about a German attempt on Hitler's life, the tragic end of the Desert Fox, and much more.  We also get a special interview with Professor Hart, Mrs. Hart's husband, before the ladies break down Thanksgiving dinner, Ration Project style.

The Ration Project is a one-year adventure in living history. Join hosts Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart, and listen, read, or cook along as they recreate World War II grocery lists, menu plans, and recipes from the home fronts of Great Britain and the United States!

Follow along or join in at http://www.rationproject.com/
Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rationproject
Follow us on Twitter: @RationProject

The Ration Project is brought to you by Retrograde Orbit Radio and the following dedicated Retrograde Orbit Radio Personalities:

Your Charming Host: Mrs. Hart
Your Brilliant Announcer: Brian Old-Timey
Your Faithful Producer: Producer Mark

Your Devoted Vocalists: Producer Mark and Mr. Hart

Dec 2, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving from The Ration Project!

The Ration Project is a one-year adventure in living history. Join hosts Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart, and listen, read, or cook along as they recreate World War II grocery lists, menu plans, and recipes from the home fronts of Great Britain and the United States!

Follow along or join in at http://www.rationproject.com/
Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rationproject
Follow us on Twitter: @RationProject

The Ration Project is brought to you by Retrograde Orbit Radio and the following dedicated Retrograde Orbit Radio Personalities:

Your Charming Host: Mrs. Hart
Your Brilliant Announcer: Brian Old-Timey
Your Faithful Producer: Producer Mark

Your Devoted Vocalists: Producer Mark and Mr. Hart

Nov 25, 2015

In this week's episode, Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart welcome in Brian Old Timey for a wide ranging discussion on D-Day.  Highlights include multiple Roosevelts, the Desert Fox, and Canadians!

The Ration Project is a one-year adventure in living history. Join hosts Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart, and listen, read, or cook along as they recreate World War II grocery lists, menu plans, and recipes from the home fronts of Great Britain and the United States!

Follow along or join in at http://www.rationproject.com/
Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rationproject
Follow us on Twitter: @RationProject

The Ration Project is brought to you by Retrograde Orbit Radio and the following dedicated Retrograde Orbit Radio Personalities:

Your Charming Host: Mrs. Hart
Your Brilliant Announcer: Brian Old-Timey
Your Faithful Producer: Producer Mark

Your Devoted Vocalists: Producer Mark and Mr. Hart

Nov 18, 2015

In this week's episode, the ladies discuss the end of American meat rationing and take a deeper look into the recent activities of Japan. They also catch up on a week long bonus round and Mrs. Jay shares her newest 'mock' food experiment.

The Ration Project is a one-year adventure in living history. Join hosts Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart, and listen, read, or cook along as they recreate World War II grocery lists, menu plans, and recipes from the home fronts of Great Britain and the United States!

Follow along or join in at http://www.rationproject.com/
Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rationproject
Follow us on Twitter: @RationProject

The Ration Project is brought to you by Retrograde Orbit Radio and the following dedicated Retrograde Orbit Radio Personalities:

Your Charming Host: Mrs. Hart
Your Brilliant Announcer: Brian Old-Timey
Your Faithful Producer: Producer Mark

Your Devoted Vocalists: Producer Mark and Mr. Hart

Nov 11, 2015

In this week's episode, the ladies discuss a slight change in the ongoing schedule, and reveal a new bonus round!  They also take a deeper dive into an aspect of the war that has been somewhat overlooked in recent episodes - the Russian Front; including one of the most famous sieges in modern history.

The Ration Project is a one-year adventure in living history. Join hosts Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart, and listen, read, or cook along as they recreate World War II grocery lists, menu plans, and recipes from the home fronts of Great Britain and the United States!

Follow along or join in at http://www.rationproject.com/
Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rationproject
Follow us on Twitter: @RationProject

The Ration Project is brought to you by Retrograde Orbit Radio and the following dedicated Retrograde Orbit Radio Personalities:

Your Charming Host: Mrs. Hart
Your Brilliant Announcer: Brian Old-Timey
Your Faithful Producer: Producer Mark

Your Devoted Vocalists: Producer Mark and Mr. Hart

Nov 4, 2015

In this week's episode, we depart from our standard fare to bring you three spooky stories penned before 1950. 

The Ration Project is a one-year adventure in living history. Join hosts Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart, and listen, read, or cook along as they recreate World War II grocery lists, menu plans, and recipes from the home fronts of Great Britain and the United States!

Follow along or join in at http://www.rationproject.com/
Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rationproject
Follow us on Twitter: @RationProject

The Ration Project is brought to you by Retrograde Orbit Radio and the following dedicated Retrograde Orbit Radio Personalities:

Your Charming Host: Mrs. Hart
Your Brilliant Announcer: Brian Old-Timey
Your Faithful Producer: Producer Mark

Your Devoted Vocalists: Producer Mark and Mr. Hart

Additional Story Reading Provided By: Mrs. Dee

Some Sound Effects Provided By: Mike Koening

Oct 28, 2015

In this week's episode, the ladies discuss one of the least impressive food weeks they have had since the start of the project. Mrs. Jay updates us on The National Loaf, and Mrs. Hart reveals a very disheartening "surprise" at the center of a meal.  Our hosts also reflect on the war timeline, and the rapidly approaching close of the war.

The Ration Project is a one-year adventure in living history. Join hosts Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart, and listen, read, or cook along as they recreate World War II grocery lists, menu plans, and recipes from the home fronts of Great Britain and the United States!

Follow along or join in at http://www.rationproject.com/
Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rationproject
Follow us on Twitter: @RationProject

The Ration Project is brought to you by Retrograde Orbit Radio and the following dedicated Retrograde Orbit Radio Personalities:

Your Charming Hosts: Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart
Your Brilliant Announcer: Brian Old-Timey
Your Faithful Producer: Producer Mark

Oct 21, 2015

In this week's episode, the ladies discuss Fortress Europa, Nazi Megaweapons, the bombing of the SS John Harvey, and so much more!  They also get into a chat about the Bevin Boys before moving on to this week's recipes and revealing their highs and lows for the week.

The Ration Project is a one-year adventure in living history. Join hosts Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart, and listen, read, or cook along as they recreate World War II grocery lists, menu plans, and recipes from the home fronts of Great Britain and the United States!

Follow along or join in at http://www.rationproject.com/
Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rationproject
Follow us on Twitter: @RationProject

The Ration Project is brought to you by Retrograde Orbit Radio and the following dedicated Retrograde Orbit Radio Personalities:

Your Charming Hosts: Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart
Your Brilliant Announcer: Brian Old-Timey
Your Faithful Producer: Producer Mark

Oct 14, 2015

In this week's episode, the ladies take another sobering dip into the dark waters of WWII history before sharing their meals of the week.  Mrs. Jay updates us on a bonus round, and Mrs. Hart shares a piece of family history.

The Ration Project is a one-year adventure in living history. Join hosts Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart, and listen, read, or cook along as they recreate World War II grocery lists, menu plans, and recipes from the home fronts of Great Britain and the United States! 

Follow along or join in at http://www.rationproject.com/
Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rationproject
Follow us on Twitter: @RationProject

The Ration Project is brought to you by Retrograde Orbit Radio and the following dedicated Retrograde Orbit Radio Personalities:

Your Charming Hosts: Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart
Your Brilliant Announcer: Brian Old-Timey
Your Faithful Producer: Producer Mark

Oct 8, 2015

In this week's episode, the ladies discuss the Swedish government, the Surrender of Italy and Allies in Sicily, The War Bond Jubilee Game, and a treaty first signed in the 1300s!

Later, Mrs. Hart shares a fascinating war era conspiracy theory, and the ladies talk about some meals of the week and upcoming bonus rounds before the show ends with a shocker!

The Ration Project is a one-year adventure in living history. Join hosts Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart, and listen, read, or cook along as they recreate World War II grocery lists, menu plans, and recipes from the home fronts of Great Britain and the United States! 

Follow along or join in at http://www.rationproject.com/
Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rationproject
Follow us on Twitter: @RationProject

The Ration Project is brought to you by Retrograde Orbit Radio and the following dedicated Retrograde Orbit Radio Personalities:

Your Charming Hosts: Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart
Your Brilliant Announcer: Brian Old-Timey
Your Faithful Producer: Producer Mark

Sep 30, 2015

The Ration Project is a one-year adventure in living history. Join hosts Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart, and listen, read, or cook along as they recreate World War II grocery lists, menu plans, and recipes from the home fronts of Great Britain and the United States! 

Follow along or join in at http://www.rationproject.com/
Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rationproject
Follow us on Twitter: @RationProject

The Ration Project is brought to you by Retrograde Orbit Radio and the following dedicated Retrograde Orbit Radio Personalities:

Your Charming Hosts: Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart
Your Brilliant Announcer: Brian Old-Timey
Your Faithful Producer: Producer Mark

Sep 23, 2015

In this week's episode, the ladies discuss Operation Mincemeat, The Night New York Almost Blew Up, and a really fun story about bats!  They also tackle the difficult but important story of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

The Ration Project is a one-year adventure in living history. Join hosts Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart, and listen, read, or cook along as they recreate World War II grocery lists, menu plans, and recipes from the home fronts of Great Britain and the United States! 

Follow along or join in at http://www.rationproject.com/
Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rationproject
Follow us on Twitter: @RationProject

The Ration Project is brought to you by Retrograde Orbit Radio and the following dedicated Retrograde Orbit Radio Personalities:

Your Charming Hosts: Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart
Your Brilliant Announcer: Brian Old-Timey
Your Faithful Producer: Producer Mark

Sep 16, 2015

In this week's episode, the ladies discuss Burma, Alfred Pennyworth, total war policies, the White Rose Movement, Polish Massacres, and much more! They also relate the famous story of the Four Chaplins, and discuss which naval battle had the best named combatants!

The Ration Project is a one-year adventure in living history. Join hosts Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart, and listen, read, or cook along as they recreate World War II grocery lists, menu plans, and recipes from the home fronts of Great Britain and the United States! 

Follow along or join in at http://www.rationproject.com/
Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rationproject
Follow us on Twitter: @RationProject

The Ration Project is brought to you by Retrograde Orbit Radio and the following dedicated Retrograde Orbit Radio Personalities:

Your Charming Hosts: Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart
Your Brilliant Announcer: Brian Old-Timey
Your Faithful Producer: Producer Mark

 

Sep 9, 2015

In this week's episode, the ladies look back at six months of rationing.  They welcome special guests Mr. Jay and Mr. Hart, along with Brian Old Timey and a reluctant Producer Mark!  The gang lets you in on some behind the scenes information, and discuss their favorite moments of the show so far.

The Ration Project is a one-year adventure in living history. Join hosts Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart, and listen, read, or cook along as they recreate World War II grocery lists, menu plans, and recipes from the home fronts of Great Britain and the United States! 

Follow along or join in at http://www.rationproject.com/
Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rationproject
Follow us on Twitter: @RationProject

The Ration Project is brought to you by Retrograde Orbit Radio and the following dedicated Retrograde Orbit Radio Personalities:

Your Charming Hosts: Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart
Your Brilliant Announcer: Brian Old-Timey
Your Faithful Producer: Producer Mark

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