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Best Biographies podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
Best Biographies podcasts we could find
Updated August 2020
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Learn from entrepreneurs who came before you. Every week I read a biography of a founder and tell you what I learned. This quote explains why: "There are thousands of years of history in which lots and lots of very smart people worked very hard and ran all types of experiments on how to create new businesses, invent new technology, new ways to manage etc. They ran these experiments throughout their entire lives. At some point, somebody put these lessons down in a book. For very little money ...
 
The GOAT is a podcast about people who are the greatest of all time in their respective field. Sports stars, celebrities, genius filmmakers, businessmen, and just about anyone who can viably be considered a GOAT - that's who we're talking about. What do critics say? "A nice blend of education and dumb-assery" Ok fine, Lucas' GF said that, but it was unsolicited.
 
We've all been taught to venerate the dead. Where's the fun in that?! No one can take all their rotten secrets to the grave. Humans are just trash monsters that make mistakes, rub together and make more humans. So, let's grab some beers, bury inhibitions and dig up some dirt on history's most iconic departed.
 
Join hosts Rivers Langley, Pat Reilly, and Mr. Goodnight on their intrepid aural expedition through the world of oft-forgotten pop culture on "The Goods from the Woods". Featuring personal tales and recollections on the theme from the hosts and their special weekly guests, "The Goods from the Woods" will leave you enlightened. It will leave you enraptured. You will find yourself changed, daddy! Also, you will laugh.
 
Dr Tennant's Verbal Highs is a conversational podcast with people who create & innovate in their chosen art form, vocation, back shed, main stage, peer group, or shower cubicle. From a kitchen bench in Auckland, New Zealand, Lewis Tennant explores the lives & thoughts of the likes of musicians, writers, film makers, actors, and comedians... also hosting those that make things happen side of stage, below the line, and under the radar. Though the initial line-up of guests practice in the creat ...
 
In every country there have been certain men and women whose busy lives have made the world better or wiser. The names of such are heard so often that every child should know a few facts about them. It is hoped the very short stories told here may make boys and girls eager to learn more about these famous people. (from the Forward of the text)
 
There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels desirous of informing himself of the leading outlines of their history, that he may know, in brief, what it was in their characters or their doings which has given them so widely-extended a fame. Consequently, great historical names alone are selected; and it has been the writer's aim to present the prominent and leading traits in their characters, and ...
 
Hear ordinary people who face extraordinary circumstances, yet still grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus. Surprising, encouraging, and unsettling (in a good way), the Restory Show helps listeners find Jesus in the midst of their own stories.
 
Confessions (Latin: Confessiones) is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by St. Augustine of Hippo, written between AD 397 and AD 398. Modern English translations of it are sometimes published under the title The Confessions of St. Augustine in order to distinguish the book from other books with similar titles, such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Confessions.
 
From Queen Isabela “the She Wolf” of France to Phillis Wheatley, America’s first black published poet, history is full of provocative and forgotten women. This podcast rethinks the legacies of these crazy dames and bad broads and celebrates the achievements of those previously overlooked or neglected. For blog articles and the complete podcast archive, visit: http://historybitchespodcast.com
 
Lars Brownworth, author of "Lost to the West" and creator of the "12 Byzantine Rulers" podcast presents "Norman Centuries", a podcast on the Normans. While popular Norman history focuses on the regions of France and England, Norman Centuries covers the lesser known Italian Normans as well. Visit us at http://NormanCenturies.com/
 
Up From Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington detailing his slow and steady rise from a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and obstacles he overcame to get an education at the new Hampton University, to his work establishing vocational schools—most notably the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama—to help black people and other disadvantaged minorities learn useful, marketable skills and work to pull themselves, as a race, up by the bootstraps. He reflects on t ...
 
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Nozomi Naoi’s Yumeji Modern: Designing the Everyday in Twentieth-Century Japan (University of Washington Press, 2020) is the first book-length English-language study of one of Japan’s iconic twentieth-century artists, Takehisa Yumeji (1884–1934). While he is most famous for portraits of beautiful women and stylish graphic design―which remain enormo…
 
Today's GOAT is none other than 29 year old, Nigerian-born techno entrepreneur SILAS ADEKUNLE. The fellers recount his work teaching with LEGOS, his unlikely rise from obscurity, and the setbacks he had along the way. Also we discover Lucas's untrustworthy hands, Danny's mistrust of the UK, and Ronnie's antitrust law suit his Aunt *****! Look out R…
 
What I learned from reading Reluctant Genius: The Passionate Life and Inventive Mind of Alexander Graham Bell by Charlotte Gray. Upgrade to the Misfit feed and automatically unlock every full length episode. Notes from this episode: I have my periods of restlessness when my brain is crowded with ideas tingling to my fingertips when I am excited and…
 
Three L.A. comedians are quarantined in a podcast studio during a global pandemic. There is literally nothing to be done EXCEPT make content. These are "The Corona Diaries" and this is Episode #64. Our guest today is comedian Stuart Thompson! Y'all should check out Stuart's new album on Radland Records, 'Dandyman'! Follow Stuart on all forms of soc…
 
He was born in Rome and became a humble village priest; but when he was attending the election of a new Pope, a white dove was seen to descend on him and he was chosen to be Pope. Though humble and gentle, he was fearless for the faith, gathering the bodies of the martyrs, giving them burial, and building churches and shrines over their relics. Acc…
 
https://berkshirepublishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/ThisIsChina-podcast-Kerry-Brown.mp3 Kerry Brown, a leading China scholar based in London, discusses the challenges of 2020 and the growing need to understand China and its history. Berkshire first published This Is China: The First 5,000 Years in 2010. Professor Brown has now updated the bo…
 
Russell J. A. Kilbourn’s The Cinema of Paolo Sorrentino: Commitment to Style (Wallflower Press, 2020) is the first comprehensive study published in the English-speaking world on one of the most compelling figures in twenty-first centry European film, Italian 2014 Academy Award recipient Paolo Sorrentino. Kilbourn’s book offers close readings of Sor…
 
In this episode, I look at Eisler’s last days in England, where he found that the Oxford readership he had been promised before being sent to Dachau was taken by someone else, a paper shortage had put a stop to academic publishing, and that foreign Jews without visas were being imprisoned in a British internment camp on the Isle of Man. I also talk…
 
Hey y'all! Today we're unlocking one of our all-time favorite Patreon episodes! Recorded pre-pandemic on February 22, 2020, we had a full damn house in the studio for this one as we talk about our trip back to the Record Parlour record store in Hollywood for another deep dive into their sun-warped, outdoor $2 vinyl crates! In this one, we pulled up…
 
During a persecution of Christians under the Emperor Decius, these seven Christian youths hid themselves in a cave outside Ephesus. When they were discovered, their persecutors sealed them in the cave to die; but God instead sent them a miraculous, life-preserving sleep. There they rested for about two hundred years. In the time of the Emperor Theo…
 
This is a story of obsession and infatuation, of a man who would not be told no. Carl Tanzler or Carl von Cosel (depends on who you ask) was promised in a childhood vision that he would find a soul mate, with pale skin and dark hair, and the vision of this woman steered much of his adult life. His desire to possess this ultimate ideal love pushed h…
 
Hey y'all! This week on the Patreon, Rivers is chatting with comedian fellow Wrestling Pro Wrestling commentator Erik Barnes all about the MOST 2002 FILM EVER: Christian Bale's 'Equilibrium'. This episode is a request from our Patron @DarkRedBurr and we actually really liked this movie! This is such a fun episode. Follow Erik on Twitter @ErikWBarne…
 
He was born in Rome in 1086 to wealthy and pious parents. When the Roman Church broke away from the Orthodox around that time, those who continued to uphold Orthodoxy, Antony among them, were persecuted. Antony gave away his worldly possessions and fled to a small rocky island in the sea, where he spent fourteen months in asceticism. During this ti…
 
What I learned from reading Reluctant Genius: The Passionate Life and Inventive Mind of Alexander Graham Bell by Charlotte Gray. Upgrade to the Misfit feed and automatically unlock every full length episode. “I have listened to every episode released and look forward to every episode that comes out. The only criticism I would have is that after eac…
 
This week, we have a pair of women trailblazers, as well as two often-requested subjects. First up, Stacie has the marriage and divorce of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and her now ex-husband, Todd Palin. We’re not sure why they split, but we take a second look at some of how she was treated and check in on the troubled adulthoods of some of t…
 
As Bishop of Rome from 254 to 257, he battled the Novatian heresy. By his prayers he once healed Lucilla, the daughter of the Roman tribune Nemesius; for this both father and daughter were baptized into Christ. Saint Stephen and twelve of his priests were beheaded during a celebration of the Liturgy, during the reign of Valerian.…
 
Born in Russia in 1836, he became one of the great Orthodox missionaries of modern times. As a boy, he resolved to become a missionary in the far East. With the counsel and blessing of Bishop Innocent of Siberia and Alaska, he went to Japan in 1861 and joined a small Russian mission there. Though the mission's official purpose was to minister to th…
 
The "noble Joseph" was a secret follower of Christ and a wealthy member of the Jewish Sanhendrin (ruling council); it was he who provided Christ's tomb. When his faith became known he was driven from the Sanhendrin, from the synagogues, and from the Holy Land, and traveled through many lands, proclaiming the Gospel of Christ. According to some acco…
 
What are those double dots over letters in English? Why does "money" have a plural, and how do you spell it? Read the transcripts: Diaeresis. 'Monies' or 'Moneys'? Use the hashtag #WhereIListen to show me where you listen to the Grammar Girl podcast. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Watch my LinkedIn Learning writing course. Join th…
 
"when the Emperor decius conquered Babylon, he arrested Polychronius, together with three priests, two deacons and two baptised princes, Eudin and Senis. Polychronius would make no reply before the Emperor, but kept silent, while St Parmenius, one of the priests, spoke for them all. The Emperor took the bishop and priests to Persia, to the city of …
 
Three L.A. comedians are quarantined in a podcast studio during a global pandemic. There is literally nothing to be done EXCEPT make content. These are "The Corona Diaries" and this is Episode #61. Our guest today is comedian, musician, and all around hilarious dude Chris Crofton! Find him on Twitter @TheCroftonShow. Music is "Find Me in the Bar" b…
 
He was born in Cilicia to a pious family. He left all worldly things and devoted his life to preaching the Gospel of Christ, for which he was arrested in Ancyra by the governor Sacerdos. When he was commanded to worship the idols or suffer torture, Callinicus replied, 'Every torture for my God is as welcome to me as bread to a hungry man.' After ha…
 
Hey y'all! This week on the Patreon, Rivers is joined by comedian and podcaster extraordinaire Ed Greer for a discussion of the new Netflix original film 'The Old Guard' starring Charlize Theron but, really, it’s more a discussion about the future of film distribution in a post-COVID-19 world. They also get into it about 'Uncut Gems' and a million …
 
Among the tens of thousands of Americans who volunteered their services during the Civil War was Mary Walker, a daring young woman who was one of the handful of female doctors in the nation at that time. Yet despite the often desperate need for medical professionals she spent much of the war struggling to earn the respect she felt she deserved. In …
 
Following the annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany in March of 1938, Robert Eisler wrote to Oxford asking about being appointed to the Wilde Readership in Comparative and Natural Religion, thereby gaining a way out of Nazi-controlled Europe. On the day after Hitler held a rally at the Heldenplatz in Vienna attended by 200,000 Austrian supporters, …
 
"Saint Irene, who was from Cappadocia, flourished in the ninth century. Because of her great beauty and virtue, she was brought to Constantinople as a prospective bride for the young Emperor Michael (8422-867); however, as St Joannicius the Great foretold, it was God's will that she assume the monastic habit instead. She shone forth in great asceti…
 
In March of 1911 New York City saw it's deadliest industrial disaster to date. This story is heartbreaking; a tale of immigration, strife, and greed. In this episode Robin tells us the story of The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and how 18. minutes changed the face of worker safety. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
He was born in Nicomedia; his father was a pagan, his mother a Christian. Through her he was taught the Christian Faith and baptized by St Hermolaus (July 26). He became a physician, and practiced his art with compassion and generosity, healing many more through his prayers as by his medicines. His parents had named him Pantoleon ("in all things a …
 
Ready for a glimpse at Hollywood, old and new? First up, Alicia has a story so trashy that it erased a two-time Academy Award winner from Hollywood history: Gloria Grahame. At one point, she was married to her ex-son-in-law which meant that one of her four ex-husbands was her father-in-law. Yeah, it’s like that. Then, Stacie has the much requested …
 
They were priests in Nicomedia; it was Hermolaus who converted St Panteleimon (July 27) to Christ. When St Panteleimon, interrogated by Maximian, was asked who had turned him from the idols, he named Hermolaus. (The Great Horologion notes that it had been revealed to Panteleimon that the time of Hermolaus' martyrdom was near at hand). St Hermolaus …
 
Recently, I posted on social media about my oldest daughter becoming our first homeschool graduate. I’ll admit to being a proud mama. I think for a lot of us homeschooling our kids, we hear that it works, we are told colleges want homeschoolers– are actively seeking out homeschoolers– but we still are a little nervous. We wonder if we’ve prepared t…
 
According to tradition, both Anna and her husband Joachim had reposed by the time the Most Holy Theotokos was about eleven years old and living in the Temple; thus when she reached maturity she was an orphan, and was given into the care of the noble Joseph. The prayers of St Anna are invoked for conceiving children and for help in difficult childbi…
 
Three L.A. comedians are quarantined in a podcast studio during a global pandemic. There is literally nothing to be done EXCEPT make content. These are "The Corona Diaries" and this is Episode #60. Our guest today is comedian Joe Kaye! You should follow him on all forms of social media @JoeCharlesKaye. Music at the end is "Fire" by Waxahatchee. The…
 
In 9CE three Roman legions were walking through Germany when they were ambushed in what would become one of the most notorious defeats throughout Rome’s history. The loss of the legions were a crippling blow to Rome’s plans of expansion, and redrew the borders in the province. Guest: Barry Strauss (Bryce and Edith M. Bowmar Professor in Humanistic …
 
In Karl Kraus and The Discourse of Modernity (Northwestern University Press, 2020), Ari Linden analyzes Karl Kraus’s oeuvre while engaging in the conversation about modernism and modernity, which is shaped and conditioned by the already post-postmodern condition. This perspective opens up the exploration of modernist projects and allows a discussio…
 
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