Best Ancient Cultures podcasts we could find (Updated August 2019)
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Ever wanted to know how music affects your brain, what quantum mechanics really is, or how black holes work? Do you wonder why you get emotional each time you see a certain movie, or how on earth video games are designed? Then you’ve come to the right place. Each week, Sean Carroll will host conversations with some of the most interesting thinkers in the world. From neuroscientists and engineers to authors and television producers, Sean and his guests talk about the biggest ideas in science, ...
 
Hysterical History is a comedy podcast where Alexis and Hailey, friends and history lovers, tell each other wacky yet factual stories from the past. Join them every TUESDAY for laughs and weird history realness.
 
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Earth Ancients
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Earth Ancients chronicles the growing (and often suppressed) evidence of known and unknown civilizations, their ruined cities, and artifacts developed from advanced science and technology. Erased from the pages of time, these cultures discovered and charted the heavens, developed medicine and unleashed advancements that parallel and, in many cases, surpass our own. Join us and discover our lost history.Armed with the thousands of anomalous archeological discoveries which have not been covere ...
 
Pop Culture Mythology is an independent biweekly podcast that delves into how myth and folklore influence today’s books, movies, and television shows. It aims to explain how ancient myths and legends are still relevant in today’s world, and not just in a classroom setting. Mythology is still very much alive and a part of the modern world even if most people don’t realize it. Having an understanding of how these ancient stories shape society improves media literacy, give new insight into how ...
 
An audio journey through the wonderful wild world of plants. Episodes cover modern and ancient ways wild plants have been used in human culture as food, medicine and utilitarian uses.
 
Portal to my podcast, websites, blog, and publications, providing an entryway into social and cultural life anong Greeks, Romans, Judeans, Christians, and others in ancient Mediterranean. Ethnicity, Diaspora, and relations among ethnic and minority groups is a focus..
 
A series of themed podcasts featuring classicists talking about their research into ancient Greek and Roman culture. Cover art photographed by Ad Meskens / Wikimedia Commons.
 
An audio journey through the wonderful wild world of plants. Episodes cover modern and ancient ways wild plants have been used in human culture as food, medicine and utilitarian uses.
 
Ancient Worlds is the audio series of the Ancient Art Podcast where we choose a single work of art as a launchpad for inspiration. Here we unpack the stories, history, myths, and culture from antiquity through a modern lens and with tongue firmly planted in cheek. The Ancient Art Podcast explores the art and culture of the Ancient Mediterranean World with host Lucas Livingston. Uncover the truths and unravel the mysteries of the civilizations that shaped our modern world. Each episode featur ...
 
The History of Ancient Greece Podcast is a deep-dive into one of the most influential and fundamental civilization in world history. Hosted by philhellene Ryan Stitt, THOAG spans over two millennia. From the Bronze Age to the Archaic Period, from Classical Greece to the Hellenistic kingdoms, and finally to the Roman conquest, this podcast will tell the history of a fundamental civilization by bringing to life the fascinating stories of all the ancient sources and scholarly interpretations of ...
 
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Western Civ
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A fast-moving history of the western world from the ancient world to the present day. Examine how the emergence of the western world as a global dominant power was not something that should ever have been taken for granted. This podcast traces the development of western civilization starting in the ancient Near East, through Greece and Rome, past the collapse of the Western Roman Empire into the Dark Ages, and then follows European and, ultimately, American history as the western world moved ...
 
The guys and girls talk about pop culture, theology, and whatever else is on their minds in this weekly podcast. They might even make you laugh. Maybe. The guys: Steven Christoforou & Christian GonzalezThe girls: Christina Andresen & Emma Solak“Pop Culture Coffee Hour” is a joint production of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and Ancient Faith Radio.
 
NEON is a different way of sharing historical knowledge. NEON takes a pop culture phenomenon and turns it on its head by revealing lesser known facts, real-life events and history behind your favourite Netflix shows, movies or video games. From how the A-Team took inspiration from Vietnamese history and resistance leaders, to the Aryan purity and Harem breeding programs behind the Handmaid’s Tale. Even some of the most successful video games – Assassins Creed, God of War, and Fortnite – are ...
 
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Ancient Arts
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A three-day conference focusing on the application of Orthodox teachings on anthropology and morality to contemporary culture.
 
The archaeology news of the week in audio, brought to you by The Archaeology Channel, compiled and written by Michelle Hilling of Archaeologica.org and read by Laura Pettigrew. The Audio News from Archaeologica is compiled from Archaeologica.org's daily news updates.
 
Two brothers explore the mysteries of the ages, the ancients, and the modern day
 
Exploring the Paranormal, Occult, Lost History, Alternative Science, and much more every week.
 
Contemplations on Orthodox Christianity from Las Cruces, New Mexico - Fr. Gabriel Rochelle shares from his wide range of insights, imaginings, and interests.
 
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A Taste of the Past
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Linda Pelaccio, a culinary historian, takes a weekly journey through the history of food on A Taste of the Past. Tune in for interviews with authors, scholars and culinary chroniclers who discuss food culture from ancient Mesopotamia and Rome to the grazing tables and deli counters of today. Each week Linda explores the lively link between food cultures of the present and past.
 
Interviews with Religious Leaders - no summary
 
Observations and Opinions on Issues That Matter to Orthodox Christians - Ancient Faith Radio is pleased to present one-off commentaries on pressing issues and current events by Orthodox clergy and laypeople.
 
Portal to my podcast, websites, blog, and publications, providing an entryway into social and cultural life anong Greeks, Romans, Judeans, Christians, and others in ancient Mediterranean. Ethnicity, Diaspora, and relations among ethnic and minority groups is a focus..
 
Each week I explore big ideas through a psychedelic POV with a focus on cognitive liberty. My mission is to create a space for inspiring and unconventional conversations, that provoke interesting and unique explorations of deep thoughts and big ideas. If we want to make the world a better place, and I do, then We must look inward and improve ourselves first, but also recognize the external challenge as well. This show aims to bring those two together in a holistic style approach. The recent ...
 
Brute Norse is a blog and podcast about ancient Scandinavian apocrypha and Viking Weirdness by Eirik Storesund.
 
Portal to my podcast, websites, blog, and publications, providing an entryway into social and cultural life anong Greeks, Romans, Judeans, Christians, and others in ancient Mediterranean. Ethnicity, Diaspora, and relations among ethnic and minority groups is a focus..
 
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Keepers of Torah
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The study of the Torah - The Most High’s Word - using Precepts and the Hebrew Language to unlock what was once hidden concerning our forgotten roots and our future place in prophecy. For more information please visit our website https://www.keepersoftorah.faith/We also now have a sister site www.daughtersofsarah.life for our Israelite women.
 
Contemplations on Orthodox Christianity from Las Cruces, New Mexico - Fr. Gabriel Rochelle shares from his wide range of insights, imaginings, and interests.
 
Why are people designing video games in war zones? How do you catch a catfisher? Can we trust AI lie detectors? Every week, Jordan Erica Webber is joined by experts to answer these questions on our digital culture podcast, Chips with Everything.
 
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The Bible Binge
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Talking about Bible stories is often fraught with scholarly nerd alerts about ancient linguistics and inaccessible theological discussions centered around hermeneutics. But what if there was a way to use your pop culture literacy to enhance your biblical literacy. What if you could recap the Bible like you recapped your favorite TV show? Welcome to the Bible Binge hosted by Knox McCoy and Jamie Golden of The Popcast.
 
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FUTURE FOSSILS
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It's about time! Provocative, profound discussions at the intersection of science, art, and philosophy with paleontologist-futurist Michael Garfield and new amazing guests each week. For anyone who digs the geeky, unconventional, free-roaming, fun, irreverent, and thoughtful – an auditory psychedelic to prepare you for a wilder future than we can imagine!
 
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Mating Matters
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Host Dr. Wendy Walsh uses science, personal interviews and pop culture to reveal that mating strategy is the secret evolutionary motivation for most every human behavior. We are wired to reproduce. Even when we are not thinking about sex, our ancient programming makes us respond to reproductive cues that impact just about every decision we make. Using evolutionary psychology, Mating Matters examines relationships, sexuality, and how society and culture shape us all. Dr. Wendy Walsh looks at ...
 
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Den of Lore
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Featuring discussion with various guests talking about Science, Technology, Philosophy, History, Popular & Ancient Cultures. Our mission to “Learn Some Cool Sh*t” we may not have known otherwise. Or, gain fresh perspectives on subjects close to their hearts. Usually scotch-fueled, and always with a touch of humour.
 
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ODWIRA
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ODWIRA [oh-jee’-rah] is a term from ancient Khanit and Kamit (Nubia and Egypt) meaning ‘purification’. This term is found in Akan culture with the same meaning, as the Akan are directly descendent of the ancient Khanitu (Nubians). ODWIRA, purification, operationalizes Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) Ancestral Religion. NANASOM, Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) Ancestral Religion, in its varied expressions (Akan, Yoruba, Ewe, Lozi, Hoodoo, Juju, Voodoo, etc.) animates Afurakani/Afuraitka ...
 
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Glory to God
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Thoughts and reflections on Orthodox theology and life - Thoughts and reflections on Orthodox theology and life from Fr. Stephen Freeman.
 
Songlines are ancient energy lines that run between places, animals and people, criss-crossing the entire Australian continent. Far more than just navigational pathways, songlines contain vast amounts of knowledge and information in Aboriginal society. Come travel the multi-dimensional songlines and learn about the real history of Australia and the world's oldest continuing ancient culture.
 
Emergence Magazine is a quarterly online publication which explores the connection between ecology, culture, and spirituality. As we experience the desecration of our lands and waters, the extinguishing of species, and a loss of sacred connection to the Earth, we look to emerging stories. Each issue explores a theme through innovative digital media, as well as the written and spoken word. Our podcast features exclusive interviews, narrated essays, stories and more. www.emergencemagazine.org
 
Science, culture and everything in between. Feel the heat. All species welcome.
 
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Swords & Shotguns
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Swords & Shotguns is a podcast about all things weird, frightening and fascinating. If you're brave enough to learn of the secrets of ancient artifacts, fallen civilizations and the origins of the scariest creatures that infest this world, then sit back and enjoy - this is Swords & Shotguns!
 
The Chamber Of Consciousness is a unscripted long format podcast where hosts Kevin and Mike casually discuss whatever comes to mind including ancient cultures, primate attacks, situations in every day life we encounter, and more. We are just two friends hanging out having a chat, so come listen in don't take anything too seriously.
 
Akimbo is an ancient word, from the bend in the river or the bend in an archer's bow. It's become a symbol for strength, a posture of possibility, the idea that when we stand tall, arms bent, looking right at it, we can make a difference. Akimbo's a podcast about our culture and about how we can change it. About seeing what's happening and choosing to do something. The culture is real, but it can be changed. You can bend it.
 
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Glory to God
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Thoughts and reflections on Orthodox theology and life - Thoughts and reflections on Orthodox theology and life from Fr. Stephen Freeman.
 
Written in classical Chinese some time during the sixth century BC, The Tao Teh King or The Tao and its Characteristics is a classical Chinese text that is one of the important keystones in understanding the thought systems of Asia. Though no clear records exist, it is traditionally thought to have been the work of the sage Lao Tzu, the founder of classical Taoism. He is reputed to have been a contemporary of Confucius, though this is also shrouded in mystery. However, many succeeding empero ...
 
The Arizona Soul Podcast is a comedy podcast about nothing.. in particular. Join Arizona Verse & Soul Papo as we wax poetically about Hip Hop, Pop Culture & Current Events.
 
Charlie Jabaley aka Charlie Rocket with his inspirational podcast series "Charlie Rocket Show". Each episode features Charlie's unique perspective on current events and his personal life. Charlie provides insight on business from his past life as CEO Charlie, managing mega-stars 2 Chainz, Travis Porter, Young Dolph, and Bankroll Fresh, and starting Atlanta based artist management company "Street Execs". He also inspires through his journey of becoming physically fit, having weighed over 305 ...
 
This podcast explores the natural and human history of the Canadian Rockies as well as its attractions and culture. We'll look at the ecology and wildlife as well as the unique plants and birds that make the Canadian Rockies home. Looking back through our history we will share the stories behind the scenery. This is the place for all things Rockies.
 
Hosted by Fr. Nicholas and Pres. Roxanne Louh. Fr. Nicholas is the priest at St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church in Jacksonville, Florida, and Dr. Roxanne is a licensed clinical Psychologist who uses her extensive training in private practice.
 
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Memory takes different forms. Memories can be encoded in the strength of neural connections in our brains, but there’s a sense in which photographs and written records are memories as well. What did people do before such forms of memory even existed? Lynne Kelly is a science writer and researcher who specializes in forms of memory in the ancien ...…
 
This is the final part for now in this series. This time, Seriah is joined by the Snake Brothers, and a short while in, Timothy Renner. They explore various ideas and theories, and delve into the Folklore around missing people and people getting lost... Outro Music, Leaves about our Feet, We Reached for the Moon by Stone Breath. Download…
 
Memory takes different forms. Memories can be encoded in the strength of neural connections in our brains, but there’s a sense in which photographs and written records are memories as well. What did people do before such forms of memory even existed? Lynne Kelly is a science writer and researcher who specializes in forms of memory in the ancien ...…
 
This week, Jordan Erica Webber talks to Anna, whose ex-partner surveilled her every move by using ‘stalkerware’ apps. Jordan also talks to MIT Technology Review journalist Charlotte Jee about what tech companies like Apple and Google could be doing to stop the proliferation of these apps. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.c ...…
 
this is a solo edition of The Arizona Soul Podcast.The Soul.Papo.In.Cogneto podcast Dick is upset he hasnt recorded in 3 weeks. https://www.patreon.comhttps://arizonasoulpodcast.comBy Arizona Soul Podcast.
 
Why is a famous physicist and cosmologist usually interested in Big Questions about the Universe now diving into the deep history of cancer?By ABC Radio National.
 
For the first time on this podcast, we really leave Europe and the Near East. Genghis Khan has had a greater impact on the world than perhaps any other person in world history. His impact and the impact of the Mongol conquests are undeniable. So, in this episode we begin to look at the man who would become Genghis Khan and his rise to power. Mu ...…
 
The mission of Sacred Geometry International and The Cosmographic Research Institute to investigate and document the catastrophic history of the world and the evidence for advanced knowledge in earlier cultures; through educational programs to advance a deeper understanding of the implications of this knowledge for both past and the future of p ...…
 
The mission of Sacred Geometry International and The Cosmographic Research Institute to investigate and document the catastrophic history of the world and the evidence for advanced knowledge in earlier cultures; through educational programs to advance a deeper understanding of the implications of this knowledge for both past and the future of p ...…
 
LISTEN: APPLE | SPOTIFY | STITCHER | YOUTUBE If You Enjoy This Show Please Subscribe and Give Us a 5-Star Rating ★★★★★ and Review on Apple Podcasts | Donate On Patreon or PayPal Daniel Pinchbeck returns to the show to discuss his most recent essay (short book) - The Occult Control System: Ufos, Aliens, Other Dimensions, And Future Timelines Dan ...…
 
Kevin's brother joins us again! We covered some important topics like the best fast food establishments, local restaurants, before attempting to discuss our thoughts on gun control in a civilized manner to close out the episode.
 
In this episode, we discuss the years 426 and 425 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the current nature of Athenian politics as dominated by Kleon the anti-aristocratic demagogue, his feud with Aristophanes as seen in the comedic plays "The Acharnians" and "The Knights", the Battles of Pylos and Sphacteria that turned the Greek world upside ...…
 
Fr. Gabriel Rochelle brings us some simple words about the profound festival that concludes the church year.By Fr. Gabriel Rochelle and Ancient Faith Radio.
 
Fr. Gabriel Rochelle brings us some simple words about the profound festival that concludes the church year.By Fr. Gabriel Rochelle and Ancient Faith Radio.
 
David Mathisen joins us to talk about comparative mythology, astronomy, and constellations as symbols that cross cultures and enormous swathes of time in human history. We did some screen sharing of images and the Stellarium application in this interview, so if you want to see what David was showing us, check our YouTube channel for the video! ...…
 
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Listen as Fr. Nicholas and Dr. Roxanne Louh share five practical ways we can improve our relationships and do a better job of connecting with each other. Speaking of connecting, the Louh's welcome two guests to talk about the next CONNECT conference for young adults October 4-6 in Atlanta.By Fr. Nicholas and Pres. Roxanne Louh and Ancient Faith Radio.
 
This week’s guest is Magenta Ceiba, Executive Creative Officer (ECO) for the Bloom Network, a worldwide constellation of regenerative design hackers working in ecology, economics, civil engineering, software design, restorative justice, organizational development, and more. Bloom is hosting Pollination, an “unconference” or immersive in-person ...…
 
The QC Oil Blend is a premier essential oil blend for external use. It is comprised of 4 premier quality essential oils complexed with Indian castor oil. According to Ayurveda, the aromatic properties of plants can help bring balance to a person’s prakriti – the constitution of one’s body, mind and spirit. QC Oil Blend is a tridosha oil. It is ...…
 
We discuss some problems Mike is having with phone addiction and try to come up with solutions, Kevin's ongoing feud with moths, and how it can be difficult to stick with the gym when you're new.
 
Do you know how tall Satan is? Galileo figured it out, with math! In our first episode about Galileo, we discuss his younger years of trying to prove Aristotle was wrong, succeeding, and still being fired. Special thanks to Swing Whale and Machine Gaming for our music!
 
There's been some rumblings that we have now entered the "Post #MeToo" era. Dr. Wendy says, whoa, whoa, whoa!. Not so fast. Well, actually things are moving super fast, but we aren't there quite yet. Instead, it's more like the world has just been taking a breather. In fact, the second wave has just begun. Of course Jeffrey Epstein was a huge s ...…
 
Welcome to the third "Rocket Run"! This is an audio guided run that is meant to be listened to with running shoes on... so if you are in your car, save this episode for when you go for a run! This episode features an "18-minute run". This run is for beginners who need the motivation just to start running. Also check out the 6 and 12 minute runs ...…
 
Angel Hammer (real name) joins Seriah to talk about her new book, Companion of the Dead, about the strange experiences she has had throughout her life. You can get a copy of her book, here. Outro Music is Night Terrors by Ritualizer. DownloadBy Seriah Azkath.
 
Fr. Gabriel Rochelle reflects on the meaning of the feeding of the 5000, the only miraculous event which is recorded in all four Gospels, for those who first wrote about it and for us today.By Fr. Gabriel Rochelle and Ancient Faith Radio.
 
Fr. Gabriel Rochelle reflects on the meaning of the feeding of the 5000, the only miraculous event which is recorded in all four Gospels, for those who first wrote about it and for us today.By Fr. Gabriel Rochelle and Ancient Faith Radio.
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Analysis of Maya ruins challenges perceptions of Classic collapse (details) Archaeologists uncover Norse drinking hall in Orkney (details) Remains of Graeco-Roman council building discovered in ancient Egyptian city (details) Earliest high-altitude dwelling found in Ethiopian mountains (details)…
 
Masanobu Fukuoka's one-straw revolution inspired Krishna McKenzie to start his own organic farm in Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India. In this interview he talks about the importance of nutritional cultural identity, wild food volunteer plants, soil fertility, and collective wellbeing.By Robin Harford.
 
Masanobu Fukuoka's one-straw revolution inspired Krishna McKenzie to start his own organic farm in Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India. In this interview he talks about the importance of nutritional cultural identity, wild food volunteer plants, soil fertility, and collective wellbeing.By Robin Harford.
 
There are many mysteries surrounding quantum mechanics. To me, the biggest mysteries are why physicists haven’t yet agreed on a complete understanding of the theory, and even more why they mostly seem content not to try. This puzzling attitude has historical roots that go back to the Bohr-Einstein debates. Adam Becker, in his book What Is Real? ...…
 
There are many mysteries surrounding quantum mechanics. To me, the biggest mysteries are why physicists haven’t yet agreed on a complete understanding of the theory, and even more why they mostly seem content not to try. This puzzling attitude has historical roots that go back to the Bohr-Einstein debates. Adam Becker, in his book What Is Real? ...…
 
Jordan Erica Webber talks to Julia Carrie Wong about the extremist message board 8chan after the suspect in the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, used the website to post a manifesto on why he targeted those he murdered. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspodBy The Guardian.
 
88 metres underground, in the labyrinth of chambers and corridors of the world’s large particle accelerator, art and science collide in wild and wonderful ways.By ABC Radio National.
 
You break it, you buy it. In this episode, Moses makes it to the Promised Land! Psych. Instead, he smashes some pretty important stone tablets, strikes a rock twice, and passes the torch to a younger generation. All that, plus more whining from the Israelites. MENTIONS Leave us a review (preferably of the 5 Star nature!) on Apple Podcasts Urban ...…
 
Ken Johnston, Sr, was one of 4 Civilian Astronaut Consultant Pilots from the Apollo Moon Program, is a retired aerospace engineer, former active duty US Marine, and “NASA Whistle Blower.” He refused to strictly follow orders and destroy a nearly-complete collection of 8? x 10? glossy photo-prints from the Apollo program. These photos are not av ...…
 
Ken Johnston, Sr, was one of 4 Civilian Astronaut Consultant Pilots from the Apollo Moon Program, is a retired aerospace engineer, former active duty US Marine, and “NASA Whistle Blower.” He refused to strictly follow orders and destroy a nearly-complete collection of 8? x 10? glossy photo-prints from the Apollo program. These photos are not av ...…
 
Welcome to the second ever "Rocket Run"! This is an audio guided run that is meant to be listened to with running shoes on... so if you are in your car, save this episode for when you go for a run! This episode features a "12-minute run". This run is for beginners who need the motivation just to start running. Stay tuned for the 18 minute runni ...…
 
Nic Hartmann, a parishioner at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church In Cedar Rapids, Iowa, reminds us that God sometimes wills that we lead a life seeking our salvation through the world.By Ancient Faith Radio.
 
Seriah was on the second episode of Host to Host on The Bartcast back in November with Rich Giordano. It was a pretty open, free range conversation... Check out the Bartcast here. DownloadBy Seriah Azkath.
 
We are joined once again by the one and only Randall Carlson for an epic show on numerology, sacred geometry, astronomy, ancient mysteries and knowledge, magic, symbolism and esoterica... all that great stuff Randall talks about when he's not talking about geology. Also joining us is Brad Young, who has worked with Randall for over two decades, ...…
 
Fr Gabriel offers a brief homily on the meaning of the Transfiguration for our lives, beginning from the words of the Tropar, "revealing your Glory to your disciples as far as they could bear it..."By Fr. Gabriel Rochelle and Ancient Faith Radio.
 
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