Best Historical Fiction podcasts we could find (Updated February 2019)
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The Articles of Confederation: On November 15th, 1777 The Articles of Confederation became the first constitution of the United States, though not yet ratified by the thirteen original colonies. Ratification of the Articles took place almost three and a half years later on March 1st, 1781. The purpose of the articles was to create a confederation of sovereign states with a weak central government; thus allowing state governments to wield most of the power. It wasn’t long before the need for ...
 
Download a full audiobook of your choice free at http://audiobookspace.com/free Let Us Tell You a Story.We've got more than 100,000+ incredible audiobooks that will take you anywhere you want to go.We have it all! Bestsellers, classics, award-winners, romance, thrillers, Fiction, business, bios, young adult and more. What do you want to listen to?Take your books anywhere with our free apps for iOS and Android. Listening on-the-go has never been faster, easier or more enjoyable.We've introduc ...
 
This podcast is a linear telling of English History through the lives of each of their Monarchs. For lovers of historical fiction, it will fill in the gaps left by authors as well as explore the historical accuracy of those novels.
 
Stories of the Tudors by Historical Fiction author Tony Riches. For more information visit www.tonyriches.com
 
Men of Iron by Howard Pyle is historical fiction that transports us back to the 1400’s, a time of knighthood and chivalry. Myles Falworth is eight years old when news comes they must flee their home. His blind father is accused of treason. We see Myles grow up, train as a knight, and with perseverance, clear his father of any wrong-doing and restore their family name.
 
Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs was first published in 1913. It was the third book in an eleven part series known as the Barsoom Chronicles which relate to a sequence of exciting adventure tales set on the fictional planet of Barsoom. In the Barsoom series, Mars, assumed to be older than Earth, is a dying planet. “Barsoom” is the native word for Mars in the Martian language. The stories first appeared in serialized form in various magazines like All-Story, Argosy, Amazing Stories and ...
 
King Alfred and the Cakes. Damon and Pythias. The Sword of Damocles. Bruce and the Spider. These are stories that many people who grew up in the last century would be familiar with. They were included in our text books or to be found in anthologies in our school libraries. However, for a new generation growing up, some of these may be new and unknown. Hence, Fifty Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin would indeed be a great addition to your children's bookshelf. James Baldwin, who shares h ...
 
A poor young boy from the slums of London watches a royal procession pass, with the youthful Prince of Wales riding at its head. He ventures too close and is caught and beaten by the Prince's guards. However, the young royal stops them and invites the vagrant to the palace. Here the two boys sup alone and are stunned to discover that they bear a startling resemblance to each other. The Prince is Edward, long awaited heir of the monarch, Henry VIII, while the vagrant is Tom Canty, the son of ...
 
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A Novel Podcast
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Our group discusses books and novels from all different genres. Focusing on one book per episode, we discuss its place in the world of literature from story to characters, symbolism and themes. We include titles from the very newest best sellers, timeless classics and some you've never heard of. Stretch your exposure to different styles, historical, to horror, comedy, science fiction and beyond. - Follow us on Twitter @anovelpodcast -
 
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The Control Group
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In the early 1960s, a doctor at a mental ward sheds his ethical restraints in an effort to pioneer a new form of "mental cleansing" at the behest of a private research group. The Control Group is a chilling, 10-part historical fiction for mature audiences. Listener discretion is advised due to realistic depictions of violence and graphic sexuality. Binge the entire season now with headphones for a fully immersive experience.
 
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Book Stew
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Discover your next read and go beyond the page with the latest trailers and author videos. Hear from authors of biography, memoir, current events, historical literary fiction, mysteries, sports books and more.
 
Mission Log is a Roddenberry Entertainment podcast with the sole purpose of exploring the Star Trek universe one episode at a time. That’s right, this podcast will cover six different series and 30 seasons of television by journeying into every one of the 726 episodes with a single mission: to explore, debate and discuss one of the largest science fiction phenomena of all time, Star Trek. Starting with The Original Series’ initial pilot and continuing chronologically until we reach the last ...
 
He was a trusted aide of Henry VIII, but when he supposedly opposed the monarch's second marriage, he was thrown into prison and executed for treason. More than two hundred years later, he was canonized as the patron saint of statesmen and politicians by the Catholic Church. Philosopher, writer, diplomat, lawyer, Renaissance man, avid gardener, humanist thinker and statesman are only some of the words used to describe him. A lifelong opponent of Protestantism who was rumored to have had here ...
 
A sailing memoir written by seaman and adventurer Joshua Slocum, who was the first person to sail around the world alone, documents his epic solo circumnavigation. An international best-seller, the book became a great influence and inspiration to travelers from each corner of the globe. Additionally, Slocum is an example that through determination, courage and hard work any dream can easily become a reality. Written in a modern and conversational tone, the autobiographical account begins wit ...
 
One dark and stormy night, a stranger arrives in West Sussex at a village inn. He is heavily clad in an overcoat and his face is wrapped in bandages. He takes a room at the inn, but refuses to socialize with anyone. He stays cooped up in his room all day and night, working with strange chemicals and apparatus. Suddenly, strange events begin to happen in the village. Mysterious burglaries and fires break out, culminating in a destructive rampage across the peaceful countryside. The stranger i ...
 
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The Control Group
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In the early 1960s, a doctor at a mental ward sheds his ethical restraints in an effort to pioneer a new form of "mental cleansing" at the behest of a private research group. The Control Group is a chilling, 10-part historical fiction for mature audiences. Listener discretion is advised due to realistic depictions of violence and graphic sexuality. Binge the entire season now with headphones for a fully immersive experience.
 
Most readers of Stephen Leacock's works are familiar with his witty and humorous writings, but few may be aware that he was also a gifted teacher, political ideologue, economist and fiction writer. Though he wrote six books on Canadian history, none of them attained the status of a standard text on the subject and were regarded more as opinion pieces without much academic foundation. Yet, the Chronicles of Canada series by Stephen Leacock remains an interesting and entertaining read. In this ...
 
Victor Hugo's Les Misérables is a novel which tells the story of ex-convict Jean Valjean, his struggles and eventual redemption. It's hailed by many critics as not just Victor Hugo's finest work but also one of the best French novels of all time. Like most epic novels written in the 19th century, the storyline of Les Misérables spans through several decades beginning in the early 1800s and culminating in the 1832 June Rebellion in Paris. The events related to the lives of the central charact ...
 
The infamous U boats deployed by Germany in the two World Wars have spawned several works of fiction and non-fiction. These deadly vessels were not just efficient and lethal killing machines, but they were also used very effectively in economic blockades. They were positioned primarily to obstruct the conveyance of fuel, food and other essential supplies which the enemy needed to sustain the war effort. In the Diary of a U Boat Commander, the author, Stephen King-Hall draws upon his vast per ...
 
Its immortal opening lines, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." set the stage for a sweeping narrative that combines drama, glory, honor, history, romance, brutality, sacrifice and resurrection. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens is one of the most widely read and famous works of historical fiction in the English language. Dickens had recently launched his magazine All the Year Round in 1859. In the same year, he began featuring A Tale of Two Cities in 31 weekly ins ...
 
If you've read and enjoyed The Stars Are Ours, you will certainly enjoy this exciting sequel! Star Born by Andre Norton was first published in 1957, two years after the previous book and is in itself a complete and riveting read. The theme depicts an early inter-stellar flight undertaken by people who call themselves the Free Scientists escaping from an oppressive regime on Earth. When Pax, a global authoritarian regime takes over the planet, it deems all space travel illegal. However this s ...
 
If you're in the mood for a cracking good classic murder mystery, The Middle of Things by JS Fletcher will certainly come up to expectations! Richard Viner is your average man on the street who stumbles upon a dead body in a dimly lit alley while taking his usual nightly stroll. When the police arrive, they conclude that this is a case of a robbery gone wrong, as the dead man's valuables are missing. However, as the case progresses, Viner discovers to his consternation, that the prime accuse ...
 
Talking animals, wicked stepmothers, valiant tailors, cruel witches! Sixty-two stories that feature familiar figures like Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Rumplestiltskin, The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Snow-White and Rose Red as well as lesser-known characters like The White Snake, Sweetheart Roland and Clever Elsie are contained in this volume of Grimms' Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. The original volume published in 1812 contained more than 85 tales and this number kept increasing ...
 
The Three Musketeers follows the adventures of the young Gascon nobleman, D’Artagnan and his three trusted friends who served as musketeers in the king’s regiment – Athos, Porthos & Aramis. Written by Alexandre Dumas, the book was a bestseller during the time of its publication and it remains so even today. It follows the timeless theme of friendship and bravery. The main protagonist of the story is D’Artagnan who travels to Paris to realize his dreams of becoming one of the musketeers for t ...
 
“If you don’t like Christmas stories, don’t read this one!And if you don’t like dogs I don’t know just what to advise you to do!For I warn you perfectly frankly that I am distinctly pro-dog and distinctly pro-Christmas, and would like to bring to this little story whatever whiff of fir-balsam I can cajole from the make-believe forest in my typewriter, and every glitter of tinsel, smudge of toy candle, crackle of wrapping paper, that my particular brand of brain and ink can conjure up on a si ...
 
The Twelve Caesars is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire. The work was written in 121 during the reign of the emperor Hadrian, while Suetonius was Hadrian’s personal secretary. On the Life of the Caesars concentrates on the acts and personalities of the Julio-Claudians and their immediate successors. Together with Tacitus’ Annals, this work is a major source for the historical details in Robert Graves’ novels “I Claudius” and “Claudius ...
 
This timeless novel highlights the abuse and neglect that the orphaned Jane Eyre faced while growing up. This story opens with Jane Eyre being shipped off to be cared for by her uncle Mr. Reed who lived at the Gateshead Hall. Her uncle was always kind to her but his wife, Sarah Reed was anything but. Sarah’s son John and Sarah’s two daughters also contributed to Jane’s torment. Jane was excluded from all family activities and found solace only in her books and dolls. One day John knocked her ...
 
For American journalist and humorist Edgar Wilson Nye who wrote under the pen name Bill Nye in the late 19th century, facts are not to be presented in their newborn, bare state. They should be properly draped and embellished before they can be presented before the public. Hence, in the Comic History of the United States published in 1894, he gives his readers the facts. But in a bid to make the historical figures more human he describes them as “people who ate and possibly drank, people who ...
 
“...if I should talk to a stenographer two hours a day for a hundred years, I should still never be able to set down a tenth part of the things which have interested me in my lifetime.” The words of Mark Twain in his introduction to Chapters from my Autobiography provide a tantalizing glimpse of what is in store for the reader! Mark Twain, whose real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens was still working on his reminiscences when he died in 1910. This book is really only a portion of the comple ...
 
Tailored specially to make history more palatable and interesting to children, Our Island Story, by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall, is a charmingly illustrated volume that promises hours of delight for parents as well as children. Beginning with the myths and legends about Albion, the author ensures that she captivates the child's imagination from the very first page. Unlike today's dry and non-committal history tomes that are prescribed in schools, Our Island Story is full of lyrical prose, l ...
 
One of the most memorable scenes in this novel occurs in Chapter Twelve, when the dejected and desolate Silas Marner steps outside his lonely cottage on New Year's Eve. He suffers from one of his bizarre fits of catalepsy and stands frozen for a few seconds. When he regains consciousness, he returns to his fireside. There in front of the warm blaze he imagines he sees a heap of gold! The very gold that had been robbed from his house many years ago. He stretches out his hand to touch it. Inst ...
 
Intended for children 11 to 14 years old, The Story of the Middle Ages relates a little known period of history in an interesting and entertaining way. The author terms the Middle Ages as that period in the history of Europe between the fifth and fifteenth centuries. Its beginning is marked by the decline and fall of the mighty Roman Empire and its end is generally thought to be the dawn of the Renaissance or the Age of Discovery. The Middle Ages are also divided by historians into the Early ...
 
Mrs. Gaskell as she was popularly known, had a hard and lonely childhood, spent with various aunts and relatives after her mother died and her father left her. The young Elizabeth met and married a clergyman and moved to Manchester with him. It was here that she developed her strong sense of social justice and the themes which form the basis of her writing. Her biography of her dear friend Charlotte Bronte is considered a classic and provides a wonderfully human picture of the Yorkshire geni ...
 
Each week on Smart Podcast, Trashy Books, Sarah Wendell interviews authors, readers, reviewers, bloggers, publishing professionals, editors, and librarians about romance novels, which are among the most popular genres in fiction worldwide. Popular guests include: Ilona Andrews, Robin Bradford, NPR's Barrie Hardymon, Jaye Wells, and Rachel Aaron. Amanda, Carrie, Elyse, and RedHeadedGirl, the crew of reviewers at SB-TB.com, also make frequent appearances with maximum silliness. Frequent topics ...
 
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The PodGOATs
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Hilarious back and forth between a baby boomer dad and his millennial son on everything from historic events that changed the world to the science and secrets of the world's greatest pickup artists. Come prepared to be entertained. Leave smarter.
 
The latest podcast feed searching 'Debates' on SermonAudio.
 
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Impolitic
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A weekly podcast on which a libertarian and a socialist talk politics, culture, and history.
 
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The Simi Sara Show
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Simi Sara is an award winning journalist, having spent 5 years with CKNW and more than 10 years in local television. She is personable, humble and real. She brings everyday common sense to Vancouver’s daily conversation. Simi’s passion for storytelling allows people to tell her what’s on their mind.
 
It was published in 1893–1894 by Century Magazine in seven installments, and is a detective story with some racial themes. The plot of this novel is a detective story, in which a series of identities — the judge’s murderer, Tom, Chambers — must be sorted out. This structure highlights the problem of identity and one’s ability to determine one’s own identity. Broader issues of identity are the central ideas of this novel. One of Twain’s major goals in this book was to exploit the true nature ...
 
On a journey to Tuscany with her young friend and traveling companion Caroline Abbott, widowed Lilia Herriton falls in love with both Italy and a handsome Italian much younger than herself, and decides to stay. Furious, her dead husband’s family send Lilia’s brother-in-law to Italy to prevent a misalliance, but he arrives too late. Lilia marries the Italian and in due course becomes pregnant again. When she dies giving birth to her child, the Herritons consider it both their right and their ...
 
On The Thread, books are just the beginning. Host Kerri Miller talks with comedians, scientists and other big thinkers about how books and reading have shaped their lives.
 
Compelling Hosts. Fascinating Guests. Intelligent Commentary. Broadcasting to a Worldwide Audience.
 
Chat Noir Mystery and Suspense with Linda Kozar, The Wynner's Circle with Publicist Jeane Wynn, The Lena Nelson Dooley Show with Lena Nelson Dooley, The Geek Block-FightWrite.net with Carla Hoch, Historically Speaking with Angela Breidenbach, Publishing Laine with Editor Marji Laine Clubine of Write Integrity Press. The Bridge with Merilyn MarriottOur shows feature interviews with fiction and nonfiction authors in a variety of genres, as well as editors, illustrators and other industry profe ...
 
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Faculty of Classics
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Podcasts from the Faculty of Classics.
 
Listen in as Jonathan Menges, joined by a roundtable of co-hosts and special guests discuss topics related to the Whitechapel Murders, Jack the Ripper, Victorian British history, and whatever else suits their fancy. This free and loose discussion is sure to interest everyone involved in the 120 year long hunt for 'Jack the Ripper'
 
Two Scottish Libertarians Discuss Current Affairs.Scottish Liberty Podcast brought to you by Antony Sammeroff and Tom Laird will deconstruct the news and current events from a 3rd wing, libertarian, perspective. Everything in Scotland seems to be left-vs-right but we are more interested in freedom than partisanship. Subscribe!
 
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The Talisman by Sir Walter Scott
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The Talisman is a gripping tale set near the end of the Third Crusade. King Richard the Lionheart is grievously ill, and all around him the leaders from allied countries plot and scheme to gain personal power, putting the future of the crusade in jeopardy. Sir Kenneth of Scotland finds himself caught up in events, and finds both his honour and his life are now on the line. Can a cure be found for the King? Can Kenneth redeem his honour? – Written by Rowen.
 
Le roman raconte les aventures d’un gascon désargenté de 18 ans, d’Artagnan, monté à Paris faire carrière. Il se lie d’amitié avec Athos, Porthos et Aramis, mousquetaires du roi Louis XIII. Ces quatre hommes vont s’opposer au premier ministre, le Cardinal de Richelieu et à ses agents, dont la belle et mystérieuse Milady de Winter, pour sauver l’honneur de la reine de France Anne d’Autriche. Avec ses nombreux combats et ses rebondissements romanesques, Les Trois mousquetaires est l’exemple ty ...
 
Golden State Media Concepts’ Book Review Podcast is every age of bookworms, covering genres from Mystery to Memoirs, Romance to Comedy, Fantasy to SciFi.
 
Uncle Tom’s Cabin is one of the most controversial novels of the last century, with it’s sentimental portrayal of the anti-slavery movement in the USA. Written in 1852, the novel instantly rose to fame and split Americans up and down the country. Stowe was a passionate abolitionist and was inspired to write Uncle Tom when she spent time in Cincinnati in the early part of the 18th century. She met many slaves who had escaped from Kentucky and was touched by the friendships she built. It was w ...
 
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Chapter 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 Vote in @simisara980's 🔥 question of the day: The National Energy Board has approved the Trans Mountain expansion, despite multiple ‘likely and significant’ adverse environmental effects. They say the project remains in Canada's best interest. Do you agree? #cdnpoli Yes, good for the economy No, not worth ...…
 
Today’s recipe: 3-bean chilli Chili is one of those dishes that must be consistent every time you serve it. Bland, then too spicy, not enough cumin, too much chili makes for an unappetizing dish that should be welcomed every time you put it on the table. I use a great product from Texas, yes chili headquarters, called 6 gun chili. Love love lov ...…
 
Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, will be charged in a prostitution bust in Jupiter, Florida. Kraft, who denies doing anything illegal, was allegedly caught in the act on video, according to police. Guest: Allison Keyes Reporter for CBS News Radio
 
Guest: Janet Brown Global News Senior Reporter Guest: Jeff Jeffries Morning anchor at the AM730 traffic centre
 
He’s a five time WWF world champion, two time WCW world champion, he’s known as the excellence of execution, and the best there was, the best there is, and the best there ever will be. He’s now a vocal spokesperson for people who like himself, have suffered from a stroke. Guest: Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart Wrestling legend Spokesperson for Stroke Re ...…
 
The young chap is in charge now and get off to a rather promising start. Slow and steady, well thought out decisions who could want anything more? Well Edward – he wants Scotland. https://englishhistoryfactandfiction196541815.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/episode-64-edward-3.mp3
 
The National Energy Board is giving the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project the green light. Despite the approval, Dr. Steedman said that the NEB did find that the Trans Mountain pipeline would have an adverse impact on orca whales and increase greenhouse gas emissions. The National Energy Board has approved the Trans Mountain Pipeline Ex ...…
 
Vote in @simisara980's 🔥 question of the day: The National Energy Board has approved the Trans Mountain expansion, despite multiple ‘likely and significant’ adverse environmental effects. They say the project remains in Canada's best interest. Do you agree? #cdnpoli Yes, good for the economy No, not worth the risks I’m not sure…
 
This week, Sarah and Amanda are talking about the book clubs, crafting classes, and reader gatherings Amanda is coordinating, running, or attending, and how much she is enjoying all of them. She has advice for anyone who might be thinking of joining an existing group, or starting their own romance reading group, too! We take a brief detour into ...…
 
Jonas Saul is the bestselling author of the Sarah Roberts Series and has written and published over thirty thrillers. After selling more than two million books, he signed with the Gandolfo Helin & Fountain Literary and Dramatic Rights Management. His recent releases are, THE FUTURE IS WRITTEN, published by pioneering media company Adaptive Stud ...…
 
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Chapter 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 Vote in @simisara980's 🔥 question of the day: a new report says we’re drinking more and more alcohol in BC, and it’s causing crime, illness, and even death. Researchers say the minimum price of alcohol should be raised to discourage heavy drinking. Would you support that move? Yes, society needs it. No, t ...…
 
Loser Steven Hart from Tulsa, Oklahoma Steven tried to escape custody Tuesday after he allegedly stole a tractor-trailer rig from a southeast Tulsa parking lot to aid in his search for his girlfriend, according to Tulsa law enforcement officials. Winner Dawn Gieber from Little Rock, Arkansas A homeless man who lived on the streets of Little Roc ...…
 
Within the hour, the Legislative Assembly Management Committee will meet, and they'll hear from the Speaker of the House, Darryl Plecas. He's hoping his second report will be made public so that taxpayers can know more of the evidence he's been gathering on the expenses scandal at the legislature. Guest: Richard Zussman Global News Online Legis ...…
 
As housing in Metro Vancouver becomes more unaffordable, residents are going vertical in high rises. But, what about those who want to enjoy a garden? Carson Arthur, landscape designer and host of HGTV Canada’s Home to Win, believes that the traditional backyard is being redefined to include balconies, rooftops and shared spaces. So if you’ve g ...…
 
That was Jody Wilson-Raybould speaking to reporters this week, saying very little as we’ve come to expect about the SNC-Lavalin scandal. The reason that continues to be given is that she’s seeking legal advice, because solicitor-client privilege may prevent her from speaking out on the issue. But a retired litigation lawyer says that may not be ...…
 
Today marks the start of an unprecedented four-day conference in Rome where church officials from around the world have gathered to discuss the clergy sexual abuse crisis. Survivors have also made their way to the Vatican to demand zero tolerance from the pope. One of those survivors is Leona Huggins from Coquitlam. Niki Reitmayer first spoke t ...…
 
New research that’s just been published tells us why the sound of music is so pleasing to humans. This week on Science With Simi, Jason Tetro brings us the details. Guest: Jason Tetro Author of the Germ Code and the Germ Files Host of the Super Awesome Science Show podcast on Curiouscast
 
In the past hour, the BC Centre on Substance Use has put out a new report, with a recommendation for how to reduce overdose deaths and curb the illegal fentanyl market in our province. They're calling for the controlled regulation of heroin sales in BC, in what are known as "compassion clubs" for people addicted to fentanyl, where they can lega ...…
 
We already know that there's a degree of stigma when it comes to sexually transmitted infections. And that fear of judgement can sometimes put people off from going to a clinic and getting tested. Well, as is the case with so many things these days, technology might have the answer, because there are online STI tests available in Metro Vancouve ...…
 
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