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Vinyl Biography
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Vinyl Biography is a podcast about your story, and music. Your discovery of vinyl, why it's important to you, and your history behind your collection.
 
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Biography
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The podcasting of a life, by Matt Smith. “Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.” - Charles Dickens.
 
John G. Nicolay was Abraham Lincoln’s private White House secretary. With assistant secretary, John Hay, he wrote the two volume definitive biography of Lincoln, “Abraham Lincoln, a Biography.” Although this is a condensation by Nicolay of that biography, it is still a sizable work and a fairly thorough treatment of the life of the 16th president of the United States.
 
Laurence Oliphant, author, international traveller, diplomatist and mystic, who spent a decade in later life under the influence of the spiritualist prophet Thomas Lake Harris, writes here under the amusing guise of Lord Frank Vanecourt, bringing us a veritable pot-pourri of events from everyday life in 1865 as he moves amongst the great, the good, and not so good who reside in the exclusive area of London's Piccadilly W1 and its surroundings. (Introduction by Nigel Carrington)
 
Text of famous inspirational lecture and biography of Russell Conwell, a Baptist minister and Temple University Founder
 
One of the most prolific and multi-talented geniuses the world has ever seen, Thomas Alva Edison's life is indeed an inspiration for each new generation. Today we live in a world that would not have been possible if not for several of his important inventions – the electric light bulb, the motion picture camera, electric power distribution, the phonograph, and a host of other things that we take for granted today. In fact, he still holds the world record for the maximum number of patents, nu ...
 
The French mathematician and philosopher, Blaise Pascal once remarked, “Cleopatra's nose. Had it been shorter, the whole face of the world would have been changed!” Such was the legendary power and attraction of this most famous woman ruler that generations of artists, readers, writers, historians and poets have ensured that she remains immortal and unforgettable. Jacob Abbott's Cleopatra is a work of historical biography, told in a highly dramatic and gripping style. It brings the character ...
 
Biography remains one of the most popular forms of non-fiction, and historical biography has often been the genre in which professional historians have written for a wider audience. But what happens when it is the historian who becomes the subject of t...
 
Follow the audio shiurim, lectures and speeches of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, global religious leader, philosopher, author of over 30 books and moral voice for our time. Among other activity, Rabbi Sacks is currently the Ingeborg and Ira Rennert Global Distinguished Professor of Judaic Thought at New York University, the Kressel and Ephrat Family University Professor of Jewish Thought at Yeshiva University, and Professor of Law, Ethics and the Bible at King’s College London. Rabbi Sacks serv ...
 
The Cycling PodcastJoin journalists Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe – and a few special guests along the way – as they podcast about the latest cycling news and the world of professional cycling.Expect a mix of insight and analysis as our three experienced journalists cover not just the big talking points but take you behind the scenes of professional cycling.Richard Moore is the author of Slaying the Badger and Sky’s the Limit, Daniel Friebe writes for Procycling and is autho ...
 
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Share Your Story
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VINTAGE BOOKS
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The VINTAGE Podcast is a weekly books podcast, released every Sunday, hosted by Leena Norms. Author interviews, book news and discussions on subjects ranging from literary fiction to graphic novels, cookery to crime fiction, history and travel to biography and poetry. It comes from the publishers of Jo Nesbo, Nigella Lawson, Irvine Welsh, Haruki Murakami, Ian McEwan, Joe Sacco, Anne Enright, Mark Haddon and more. #VINTAGEPodcast
 
Rose Wilder Lane was a newspaper reporter, free-lance writer, political activist, and the daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the "Little House" series of popular children's books. In this biography of Henry Ford, Ms. Lane worked directly with Ford to tell his story from his birth to his founding of the Ford Motor Company and his use of modern assembly lines to mass produce his cars.
 
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J.t. Telisnor
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My Story is about Biography about Pastors now. From their old Street Crime life to Life about God.
 
Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936) has been called the “prince of paradox.” Time magazine observed of his writing style: “Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out.” His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. The title of Chesteron’s 1910 collection of essays was inspired by a title given to him two years earlie ...
 
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Secret Sound
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Psychic pianists, prophetic instrument makers, and orchestral meditators--Secret Sound features marginalized American composers, whose work is drawn from intuitive experience and esoteric tradition. Each episode explores an individual artist, focusing on their musical works, creative process, biography, and esoteric influences. Along the way we'll encounter the philosophies of New Thought, Theosophy, spiritualism, Kabbalah, Enochian magic, and more.
 
Chicago, May 4, 1886. In the Haymarket region of the city, a peaceful Labor Day demonstration suddenly turns into a riot. The police intervene to maintain peace, but they soon use violence to quell the mob and a bomb is thrown, resulting in death and injuries to scores of people. In the widely publicized trial that followed, eight anarchists were condemned to death or life imprisonment, convicted of conspiracy, though none of them had actually thrown the bomb. A young Russian immigrant, Emma ...
 
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 ...
 
Robbery, murder and treason. Strange happenings in quiet English villages. A book critic who happens to find a corpse with its head crushed, an Irish freedom fighter framed for a crime, the disappearance of a valuable coin, a strange dispute over a property claim and a host of other intriguing situations make up the contents of G K Chesterton's collection of short stories The Man Who Knew Too Much. For fans of Chesterton's immortal clerical sleuth, Father Brown, these stories are equally del ...
 
If you have read DH Lawrence's The Rainbow, you'd certainly want to read the sequel, Women in Love. Published in 1920, the two books were originally meant to be a single work, spanning several generations of the Brangwen family, especially the women. However, a complicated publishing history, delays and editorial revisions, followed by the hostile reception and controversies that faced The Rainbow led to a gap of five years between the two books. Yet, by 21st century standards, Women in Love ...
 
This collection is part of an initiative to create a language learning resource. The Language Learning Collections contain readings from various language learning books, grammars, primers, phrasebooks, dictionaries, readers and even other works which contain information on various languages, recount experiences of language learning and encountering new languages or provide guides for correct pronunciation, writing or discourse in a language. These works could describe English or any other la ...
 
A History Of: Hannibal and the Punic Wars is a biweekly biography of everybody's favourite Carthaginian general. We follow Hannibal throughout his campaigns as well as looking at the Punic Wars at large. This is done through a mixture of lecture style episodes as well as more relaxed Let's Talk episodes; in which I invite guests onto the show to talk about Hannibal, Rome, Carthage, the Punic Wars and the ancient world in general. Please note, I have recently upgraded my recording equipment a ...
 
Apollonius of Tyana (ca. 40-120 AD) was a Greek Pythagorean philosopher and teacher. He hailed from the town of Tyana in the Roman province of Cappadocia in Asia Minor. His date of birth is a matter of conjecture as some say he was roughly a contemporary of Jesus.After Apollonius' death his name remained famous among philosophers and occultists. In a "novelistic invention" inserted in the Historia Augusta, Aurelian, at the siege of Tyana in 272, was said to have experienced a visionary dream ...
 
Knowledge for our common future
 
A biography and critique of Van Dyck in The Masterpieces in Colour series. The Plates of the paintings are fully described and the artistic periods in his life's work are given as well as his place in history. (Summary by Susan Morin)
 
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Front Row
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Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music
 
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Emperors of Rome
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“Great empires are not maintained by timidity.” - Tacitus. A podcast series looking at the rulers of the ancient Roman empire, by Dr Rhiannon Evans and Matt Smith.
 
An authorized biography of D.W. Griffith, the self-proclaimed "Father of Filmmaking." Written in collaboration with the director, Robert Edgar Long's biographical sketch traces Griffith's early life, his career as an actor and stage director, his rise as one of Biograph's most acclaimed and innovative filmmakers, and the making of his revolutionary (and controversial) full-length films: [i]The Birth of a Nation, Intolerance, Broken Blossoms,[/i] and other cinema classics. Summary by ChuckW.
 
This podcast, hosted by Eric Senich and based on Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography (2015), will explore the life of the late radio personality and Hogan's Heroes star Bob Crane.
 
A river memoir documenting Twain’s early days as an apprentice steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War. Reminiscing about his happy experiences as a young man under the instruction of an experienced mentor, the autobiographical tale depicts one of the most vivid illustrations of river life. Furthermore, the book captures the author’s nostalgic emotions through his resonant depiction of one of the most notable periods of his life. Twain begins his memoir with a ...
 
There’s a reason the History Channel has produced hundreds of documentaries about Hitler but only a few about Dwight D. Eisenhower. Bad guys (and gals) are eternally fascinating. Behind the Bastards dives in past the Cliffs Notes of the worst humans in history and exposes the bizarre realities of their lives. Listeners will learn about the young adult novels that helped Hitler form his monstrous ideology, the founder of Blackwater’s insane quest to build his own Air Force, the bizarre lives ...
 
The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books, poetry and great writing presented by Claire Armitstead, Richard Lea, & Sian Cain. With in-depth interviews with leading authors and investigations into the thematic trends in contemporary writing, this is the perfect book worm’s companion
 
A biweekly podcast covering the last great war. Join Ray Harris Jr as he explores World War Two in intimate detail.
 
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Hello PhD
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A podcast for scientists, and the people who love them.
 
This biography contains three main sections. the first covers Adams's early years and his time as a diplomat--both in America and overseas. The second tells of his two careers as Secretary of State and President. The last involves his years in the House of Representatives. (Summary by Bill Boerst)
 
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Team Never Quit
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Two Navy SEALs who’ve known each other for years sharing their amazing life experiences in a humorous, heartfelt and entertaining way. Never before have two people brought such substantial backstories to anchor their ability to pull the best out of the people they interview. Marcus Luttrell and David Rutherford are committed to their mission of helping people face their greatest challenges in order to learn the Never Quit mindset. The TNQ Podcast is the most authentic, positive, and inspirin ...
 
Recordings from the popular public lecture series on intellectual history in all its forms and across all ages. From 2014 held at the University of St Andrews, and between 2010 and 2013 held at the University of Sussex.
 
Ben Franklin’s World is a podcast about early American history. It is a show for people who love history and for those who want to know more about the historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our present-day world. Each episode features a conversation with an historian who helps us shed light on important people and events in early American history.
 
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Society & Culture
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Drawing inspiration from the collections of the National Library of Australia, the Society and Culture talks keep you in touch with the Australia of the past, present and future. From the history of settlement through to studies of the environment, these talks will inspire and challenge you.
 
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How To Be a Person
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Comedy writers Mike Drucker ("The Tonight Show," The Onion, Marvel) and Jess Dweck ("The Tonight Show", "Late Night") invite fellow comedians, writers, and other interesting people to teach them how to be normal human beings. Logo by Bryan Brinkman. Theme by Eric Gersen. www.patreon.com/howtobeaperson
 
A short and rather old fashioned biography a great saint. Don't expect subtlety; it's unapologetic hagiography. The saint is presented as a figure of pristine brilliance, courage and integrity and his persecutors as conniving villains. But to those who appreciate what was at stake in the controversy, Athanasius is indeed a God-sent hero. This is an informative, if quaint, introduction to a fascinating figure in history. (Summary by Pattymarie)
 
When It Was Cool Podcast is hosted by veteran podcaster Karl Stern and his wife Tonya. When It Was Cool Podcast features reviews, conversation, and nostalgia about pop culture from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990's including classic rock, comics, television, toys, music, movies, and more. Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Super Friends, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Six Million Dollar Man, Mego, and much more.
 
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Mets360
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Mets Baseball - Past, Present, Future
 
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Restory Show
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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.
 
The Podcast about African History, Culture, and Politics
 
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Masjid Rahmah
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Calling to Dawatus Salafiyyah in Newark, New Jersey, USA. www.masjidrahmahnj.com
 
THE author of the following narrative has peculiar qualifications for her task. She is a daughter of Lord Yu Keng, a member of the Manchu White Banner Corps, and one of the most advanced and progressive Chinese officials of his generation. she became First Lady-in-Waiting to the Empress Dowager, and while serving at the Court in that capacity she received the impressions which provide the subject-matter of this book. Her opportunity to observe and estimate the characteristics of the remarkab ...
 
Jesse hosts an upbeat mix of the curious and the compelling, ranging from the stories of the day to the great questions of our time.
 
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Today we have Ben Wysocki from The Fray! Such a great guest, with a plethora of knowledge about music and records! enjoy! Chris Miller's FYR FYTR: https://fyrfytr.bandcamp.com
 
We finish this week by looking at three results salvation produces within us. We are washed of our sins by the blood of Jesus, and then we are kept clean by the washing of the Word. We experience rebirth by the working of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God. Then we are renewed by the Holy Spirit through a revelation of Jesus Christ. We are cha ...…
 
Welcome to The Story After Show! In this show, Chad Grills and Stephanie Postles discuss Episodes 7 and 8 of Season 6 of The Story. They highlight: The BIG ideas from the stories this week that featured Meg Whitman and Marissa Mayer. Their favorite lessons. Plus, they share how to apply these ideas in your own life. Season 6 of The Story featur ...…
 
This is the story... of a woman who walked away from a dream job to take on one of the most challenging leadership roles of her career. Season 6 of The Story features 8 stories of trailblazers who underwent radical personal transformations to better serve themselves, their loved ones, and civilization. The Story is brought to you exclusively by ...…
 
This is the story... of a woman who has built a reputation as a CEO who’s not afraid to make tough decisions—even when they’re wildly unpopular. Season 6 of The Story features 8 stories of trailblazers who underwent radical personal transformations to better serve themselves, their loved ones, and civilization. The Story is brought to you exclu ...…
 
Consider what is included in the simple word: “saved.” Derek looks at the richness of the word and brings out four different aspects of salvation that we can take hold of. We cannot earn it, we don’t deserve it; but it is by grace, the grace of God, that we are saved.
 
The 2019 road racing season is underway in Australia and Caleb Ewan got off to the perfect start, winning the People's Choice Classic, his first race in Lotto-Soudal colours before the Tour Down Under began. We hear from Ewan about how he hopes to return to peak form after a disappointing final year with Mitchelton-Scott where his sprinting amb ...…
 
* Before this man started his job he knew his identity. * Work does not become worship until we first know who we are. * The word “minister” means “to serve.” * He said, “I am Abraham’s servant” - “I am Abraham’s minister.” * We should do the same. * “I am God’s minister” and I’m here to list your house! * When you start with who you are everyt ...…
 
* Jacob stayed with Laban a month and worked the entire time. * He wasn’t looking for a free place to stay - he jumped in and pulled his weight. * He was so good at his job that Laban offered to pay him more than just room and board. * Jacob was a #1 worker. * Four types of workers: * A #1 worker jumps in and works without having to be asked. * ...…
 
* Genesis 38 seems out of place in the story of Israel. * vs 24 - Notice Judah’s response to Tamar when he discovered she was pregnant - “let her be burned.” * vs 26 - Notice Judah’s response after Tamar sent him a message - “she is more righteous than I.” * What happened in verse 25? CONVICTION. * How was he convicted? Go back to Genesis 37:32 ...…
 
* Wasn’t it faith that the disciples woke Jesus up to save them from the storm? * Christ’s rebuke shows how you handle a situation emotionally matters when it comes to faith. * True faith doesn’t freak out! * The disciples freaked-out and thought they were going to die. * Christ rebuked the storm, thus revealing faith involves more than just be ...…
 
* I’ve heard it said that “Jesus hung out with sinners,” and this is sort of true. * He didn’t “hang out” with them like He did His disciples. * He spent time with sinners in effort to pull them out from their sin. * Key - Jesus spent time with those who “knew” they were sinners. * Listen to His words at the table in their hearing - “I came not ...…
 
Welcome to The Story After Show! In this week’s show, Chad Grills and Stephanie Postles discuss Episodes 5 and 6 of Season 6 of The Story. They highlight: The BIG ideas from the stories this week that featured Anne Sullivan (1:30) and Gandhi (6:50). Their favorite lessons. Plus, they share how to apply these ideas in your own life. Season 6 of ...…
 
This is the story… of how an abandoned girl, trapped in darkness, loneliness, and hopelessness, broke free—and went on to influence the lives of millions of people around the world. Season 6 of The Story features 8 stories of trailblazers who underwent radical personal transformations to better serve themselves, their loved ones, and civilizati ...…
 
This is the story… of an old man, salt, tyranny, and the single step that sparked his journey of becoming a leader that changed the world. Season 6 of The Story features 8 stories of trailblazers who underwent radical personal transformations to better serve themselves, their loved ones, and civilization. The Story is brought to you exclusively ...…
 
In today’s study the key is flesh and blood. Many religions and philosophies are based on revelations or reasonings, but Christianity is based on the fact that God took on flesh and blood in the person of Jesus Christ. He was born a baby and lived as a man, then He was crucified and resurrected.
 
Welcome to The Story After Show! In this week’s show, Chad Grills and Stephanie Postles discuss Episodes 3 and 4 of Season 6 of The Story. They highlight: The BIG ideas from the stories this week that featured Rovio (1:00) and John Wheeler (9:40). Their favorite lessons. Plus, they share how to apply these ideas in your own life. Season 6 of Th ...…
 
This is the story... of a man with a brilliant mind who helped change the course of the world. But he wasn’t driven by fame, status or wealth. The source of his ambition was a tattered five-cent postcard. Season 6 of The Story features 8 stories of trailblazers who underwent radical personal transformations to better serve themselves, their lov ...…
 
This is the story... of a team who really didn’t understand the notion of quitting. Because to them, every failure was one step closer to success. Season 6 of The Story features 8 stories of trailblazers who underwent radical personal transformations to better serve themselves, their loved ones, and civilization. The Story is brought to you exc ...…
 
Today Derek focuses on the state of being lost—being foolish, disobedient, deceived, and enslaved. He takes Paul’s list in Titus and paints a picture of why we need God’s mercy to set us free from the life of darkness.
 
Welcome to The Story After Show! In this week’s show, Chad Grills and Stephanie Postles discuss Episodes 1 and 2 of Season 6 of The Story. They highlight: The BIG ideas from the stories this week that featured Oprah Winfrey (2:05) and Jim Carrey (6:40). Their favorite lessons. Plus, they share how to apply these ideas in your own life. Season 6 ...…
 
This is the story... of a man who learned his craft in the school of hard knocks. And when others would’ve thrown in the towel, he threw himself towards his dream. Season 6 of The Story features 8 stories of trailblazers who underwent radical personal transformations to better serve themselves, their loved ones, and civilization. The Story is b ...…
 
Season 6 of The Story features 8 stories of trailblazers who underwent radical personal transformations to better serve themselves, their loved ones, and civilization. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, the world’s #1 customer relationship management platform. More than one hundred and fifty thousand businesses are using Sal ...…
 
This is the story... of a woman who suffered early on in life and turned that suffering into an empire. Season 6 of The Story features 8 stories of trailblazers who underwent radical personal transformations to better serve themselves, their loved ones, and civilization. The Story is brought to you exclusively by Salesforce, the world’s #1 cust ...…
 
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"I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessibl ...…
 
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