Best Biographies podcasts we could find (Updated January 2019)
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This show will detail the biographies and interesting facts of the Papacy of Rome. It will start in the beginning, but will not go straight through. There will be many side tracks and detours along the way. We will investigate the backstreets of the Papacy where the tour normally doesn't go.
 
A regular podcast telling the story of England with warmth and wit and enthusiasm. The story of the great names and the events that made England the mosaic it is today; the daily lives of the people who made it so. We take a chronological approach, from the cataclysmic end of Roman Britain, all the way through to the present day – when we get there! Along the way we follow the major highways of history, and some of the side roads too – what it was like to live in the Middle Ages, why the dif ...
 
Kelly and Chris talk to you about classical music whilst making you laugh. AND LEARN. www.ThatClassicalPodcast.com
 
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Book Club
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Join our hosts as they explore various genres in medical literature either for intellectual sustenance or for joy and entertainment. The ReachMD Book Club Series will introduce authors and topics to enliven and transform your reading experience. This series features a diverse array of medically-centered genres such as biographies and autobiographies, historicals, and contemporary fiction/non-fiction.
 
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TUBE TUNES
Monthly
 
This monthly podcast takes an in-depth look at the history of American television through the theme music that began and ended most every series from TV's earliest days in the late 1940s through to the present day. Biographies of the composers, lyricists and performers are included. The podcast also features brief biographies of the series' stars, a look at the series' broadcast history, a synopsis of each show, and fun facts about all of them. And, of course, full audio clips of the theme m ...
 
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Memoir
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Memoir shares the audio biographies of the men and women who changed the world. Each episode will feature one person who impacted the world we live in today. Visit Memoir.one for show notes, to sign up for our newsletter, and to vote for the next featured Memoir!
 
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The Book Review
Weekly
 
The world's top authors and critics join host Pamela Paul and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week's top books, what we're reading and what's going on in the literary world.
 
Join Aaron Armstrong, Dave Schroeder and Barnabas Piper talk about the books they love (and a few they really don’t) to help you be a better reader.
 
Public Interest Podcast consists of conversations with politicians, activists, advocates, and others who seek to improve the world.
 
Here you will find audio podcasts of the stories of Australian Christians who have made a difference, who are World Shapers. These stories were produced for broadcasting on the Songs of Hope radio program in Melbourne, Australia. Broadcasting station was Southern FM 88.3.
 
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Rise Sports
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Let Ryan Sullivan and Jay DeMerit guide you through some of the most inspirational sports stories ever told. The former Green Man and soccer legend interview the athletes themselves to learn more about their greatest successes and lowest lowest moments.
 
Mental Health. Philosophy. Inspiration. Idols. Instagram: @performance_doc
 
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All Booked Up
Weekly
 
Podcast by All Booked Up
 
There are a lot of online resources for starting a blog, building an email list, and getting a book published. This isn’t one of them. I want to ask deeper questions. How do you deal with insecurity as you write? How do you grow in the craft of writing Christian non-fiction? Where do the roles of pastor and writer intersect? How can you objectively evaluate your own writing? Join me as I interview pastors, authors, and writing experts in my own journey to better understand the calling and th ...
 
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A. O. Scott talks about Linn Ullmann’s “Unquiet,” and Judith Newman discusses new books about anxiety, mental illness and grief.
 
The Bible is an incredible work of literature. With careful attention, there is a lot you can learn about writing from it.
 
We lost a lot of talent in 2018, so Michelle and Jacob talk about some of their favorites that they'll miss, but can always be appreciated through their work. Check that work out at your library today.The Very Best of Aretha Franklin: The 60's (CD) -https://goo.gl/g29YqhThe Greatest Hits: 1980-1994 (CD)- https://goo.gl/fdQvQTEveryone Else Is Do ...…
 
Well, friends, we were planning on talking about how to set reading goals, but then something incredible happened: we had a special guest join us instead! Friend (and five-star reviewer) of the podcast Scarlet Hiltibidal stopped by the studio to chat with us about her new book, Afraid of All the Things. Listen in as we discuss: How you write a ...…
 
In this episode I talk about sickness...literally! I celebrate being well...literally! I talk about the new challenge running 247km in 72 hours. I highlight the incredible story from 1946 when a plane crashed into Djouce Mountain in Wicklow. The episode finishes with some wisdom from your favourite 90's boyband East 17. Enjoy!…
 
Elizabeth Chadwick is the author of many fine historical novels, and her most recent is on William's life in the Holy Land. Elizabeth was kind enough to share her insights about the Marshal's lifeBy familycrowther@btinternet.com (David Crowther).
 
Episode 76: Leo the Great Revisited Description: Today, we have another great collaboration with Jonathan from the History of the Copts podcast. We revisit the times of Leo the Great and look at his papacy from the perspective of the Copts. You can learn more about the History of Papacy and subscribe at all these great places: http://atozhistor ...…
 
Julian Lucas talks about the role of curses in contemporary African literature, and Abby Ellin discusses "Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married."
 
Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: Haider Warraich, MD Dr. Haider Warraich, author of The New York Times article “Dr. Google is a Liar,” speaks with Dr. Maurice Pickard on the growing pandemic of fake medical news and its startling repercussions for healthcare providers and their patients.
 
Host: John J. Russell, MD Guest: Victoria Sweet, MD After her father was admitted to the hospital with a wrong diagnosis and consequently received the wrong treatment, Dr. Victoria Sweet found that no doctor would speak with her face to face. This eye-opening experience left her with the following question: What has gone missing from medicine? ...…
 
If you ask group of readers questions about their favorite books, you’re in for a treat. We had a lot of fun when Dave asked Barnabas and Aaron a series of questions from Goodreads a few episodes ago, so by popular demand (i.e. we wanted to), we’re answering a few more on today’s show! We’re also answering some by our good listeners, too. (Than ...…
 
Jonathan Rogers is a writer and educator. Through his weekly emails and online courses, he helps writers improve their craft, overcome the fear of grammar, and create new writing habits.
 
Andrew Delbanco discusses “The War Before the War,” and Rob Dunn talks about “Never Home Alone.”
 
Another year gone and another list of amazing books. Here are some of the top praised books of the year that you can check out at your local library.There There (BOOK)- https://goo.gl/y4Q9vPThere There (AUDIOBOOK)- https://goo.gl/geUjUAThe Great Believers (BOOK)- https://goo.gl/MXygvmHeavy (BOOK)- https://goo.gl/qZn9HYHeavy (AUDIOBOOK)- https:/ ...…
 
In this episode I revisit the discussion about prejudice having read the book The Choice by Philly McMahon. I talk about what I'm learning about 'purpose' in life & how it's a constant point of concentration. On a lighter note I talk about Wolverine in a musical!
 
Of all the people on this podcast, I (Aaron) am the least interested in sports. Hockey, baseball, football, curling, lacrosse, lawn darts… none of it. But in a recent effort to try a new genre, I downloaded a sports book. On this episode we talk about that experience and more. Listen to hear: How a non-sports fan can enjoy sports books Why Aaro ...…
 
On this episode Jay DeMerit interviews Ryan "Sully" Sullivan about The Rise of the Green Men - Vancouver sports' most recognized fans. The two finesse-filled fans ended up endorsing major brands, releasing a book, were inducted into the ESPN Hall of Fame and also helped raise over $100,000 for various local and national charities.…
 
Yascha Mounk discusses Edward J. Watts's "Mortal Republic," and Jonathan Lethem talks about the surge of fictional psychotropic drugs in novels.
 
I chat with historian Nicola Tallis about the life, times and death of Lady Jane Grey. And also there are prizes and things.By familycrowther@btinternet.com (David Crowther).
 
I chat with historian Nicola Tallis about the life, times and death of Lady Jane Grey. And also there are prizes and things.By familycrowther@btinternet.com (David Crowther).
 
Sidetrack Episode 68 Early Judaism and Christianity Crossover Description: This is a special double crossover episode. Garry Stevens of the History in the Bible Podcast and I take a look at the relationship between the early modern Jews and Christians. You can learn more about the History of Papacy and subscribe at all these great places: http: ...…
 
In this episode I discuss utilising the CBT skills I've learned to deal with simple life scenarios In this case, losing my bank card & preparing for the Christmas party. I also recap on the spirit of adventure that saw me camp alone on Bray Head on a work night during the summer!
 
The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian discusses the former first lady’s story, and Helen Schulman talks about her novel “Come With Me.”
 
Jeff Medders is a pastor, author, and host of the Home Row Podcast, a show with writers on writing. He joins me to talk about writing tools and what he calls the "sin of platforming."
 
Christmas isn't always about the mistletoe and holiday cheer. So check out these, sort-of Christmas, not really Christmas films at the library today.Edward Scissorhands (DVD)- https://goo.gl/wm9BwfEdward Scissorhands (BLU-RAY)- https://goo.gl/pY9AARL.A. Confidential (DVD)- https://goo.gl/c6UrADL.A. Confidential (BLU-RAY)- https://goo.gl/e7pkRzL ...…
 
Yeah, we know. There are a bajillion lists out there describing people’s top books of the year. But we’re not doing that… at least, not exactly. Instead, Barnabas, Dave and Aaron are sharing a few of their favorite reads from 2018 (with more than a little mocking and teasing along the way). Listen in as: We share the books we feel are overrated ...…
 
CHRISTMAS WOULDN'T BE CHRISTMAS WITHOUT A TRADITIONAL "BUM-PINCH" [AND AN ILLEGAL MINCE PIE] ... YES it's time once again for our annual festive episode, featuring a seasonal smattering of Christmas facts in and amongst some classical yuletide bangers. P.S. Thank you thank you thank you for supporting us through another year of learning, singin ...…
 
After Mary's victory, Jane Grey was imprisoned comfortably in the Tower, and spent her time studying - and had a reasonable expectation of long, if a little dull, life. Until in 1554 Thomas Wyatt and her father Henry Grey, raised rebellion.By familycrowther@btinternet.com (David Crowther).
 
The Book Review’s poetry editor, Gregory Cowles, discusses Tracy K. Smith’s essay about political poetry and more from this week’s special issue; and Maria Russo discusses the best children's books of 2018.
 
In this episode I talk about abandoning Christmas shopping plans in town to find some soulspace. I talk the cinema & heavy traffic with reason! I assess the conclusion of the Life Skills programme & talk all things creative with two examples of spoken word pieces that I have written
 
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP Compelled to share her personal experience, Dr. Mimi Secor, author of Debut a New You: Transforming Your Life at Any Age, speaks with Dr. Matt Birnholz about her journey from busy and stressed to happy and healthy.
 
Michelle & Jacob discuss the best holiday animated films that capture the true Christmas spirit. And all available at your local library.The Polar Express (DVD)- https://goo.gl/FDSo29The Polar Express (BLU-RAY)- https://goo.gl/pvm68TThe Polar Express (BOOK)- https://goo.gl/W2k11qThe Year Without a Santa Claus (DVD)- https://goo.gl/unJWqdThe Yea ...…
 
Sometimes there’s a book that it seems like everyone’s read… but you haven’t. Some of us are normal and take it in stride. But a few of us feel a deep sense of shame about having not read it. Has that shame ever led us to lie about reading a book? That’s what we’re talking about today. Listen in as we discuss: The differences between Minnesotan ...…
 
This is the story of Scott Mathieson, the guy who grew up in Vancouver, BC and went on to play one of the most storied careers of any pitcher ever (and it's still going). Scott ran into some injury trouble with the Philadelphia Phillies and decided to go overseas to the most underrated baseball hot bed on earth.…
 
Daniel Im is the Director of Church Multiplication for NewChurches.com at LifeWay Christian Resources. He's also the author of two books including, No Silver Bullets: Five Small Shifts that Will Transform Your Ministry.
 
The game played out, the Mary entered London and the Duke was to die. But Northumberland had one more surprise to springBy familycrowther@btinternet.com (David Crowther).
 
Episode 75: Currents of Time Fall 2018 Description: Every day there are current events in the Church that have direct connections to the earliest history of the Church. Let’s stop and look at a current event and trace all the fascinating threads of the past! You can learn more about the History of Papacy and subscribe at all these great places: ...…
 
Whether Jane and Guildford understood the commotion in the city outside the Tower we do not know, but it was the duty of her father, the Duke of Suffolk, to break the newsBy familycrowther@btinternet.com (David Crowther).
 
In this week's episode I discuss Christmas in all its glory; the importance of looking after your mental wellbeing at a demanding time of year. I highlight the positive impact that the Life Skills programme has had on me & I celebrate the fantastic crime thrillers from Nordic Noir.
 
Alan Wolfe discusses “The Politics of Petulance,” and Nadja Spiegelman talks about two newly published books by Lucia Berlin, “Evening in Paradise” and “Welcome Home.”
 
Around the 14th July a ship called the Greyhound sailed into Orwell Haven. Its captain was in gaol in Lowestoft, its crew had smashed open the cash box. Meeting with Sir Henry Jermingham may well have changed the course of history.By familycrowther@btinternet.com (David Crowther).
 
Northumberland made good speed towards East Anglia and Mary, and his army swelled with troops and artillery. But in London, the mood was ugly, and Mary was having some success too.By familycrowther@btinternet.com (David Crowther).
 
Mary's letter of 10th July brought home an uncomfortable truth that Northumberland had expected to avoid - that Jane must fight for her crown. If an army could be foundBy familycrowther@btinternet.com (David Crowther).
 
Mary had a decision to make - submit, fight or flee. She took the decision with her household - and they raised the rafters with their cheers.By familycrowther@btinternet.com (David Crowther).
 
I'm joined by Karen Ball & Erin Taylor Young, cohosts of the Write from the Deep Podcast. From their experience as authors, editors, and coaches they describe why so many writers give up.
 
With 35 films, Spike Lee is a movie icon, so check out this episode where Michelle & Jacob talk about a couple of his biggest films. And enjoy the image of Radio Raheem that Michelle's friend Calder Greenwood made that Spike Lee had to have!Blackkklansman (DVD)- https://goo.gl/VShovNBlackkklansman (BLU-RAY)- https://goo.gl/Rwg4wXBlack Klansman: ...…
 
How did each of us get hooked on reading? Was there a specific book that made us say, “Man, I love reading,” or was it just an ever-present reality? Find out on reading testimony day on Table of (mal)Contents. Listen to a late Friday afternoon recording where we discuss: How we got hooked on books; How we became (or avoided becoming) reading ap ...…
 
On the morning of 9th July 1553 the 16 year old Jane was walking in the Grey manor at Chelsea in blissful ignorance. Then the Duke of Northumberland's daughter, Mary Sidney, came to callBy familycrowther@btinternet.com (David Crowther).
 
Two weeks ago, Saadia Faruqi and Ann Braden got to meet in person for the very first time, and they decided to interview each other to find out all the things they wanted to know — and hopefully that you wanted to know, too. So, this episode has no book recommendations and no separate segments — it’s just one meaty interview with two book peopl ...…
 
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