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UnBadding

Dayna Pereira and Jessica Pressly

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Mental health and Spirituality with a dollop of Comedy? We're UnBadding, Baby! One episode at a time. Dayna Pereira and Jessica Pressly, two sisters on two very different paths, explore what it means to "unbad". That Inner Critic in your head? We’re UnBadding it.. Societal pressure to make everything appear perfect? We’re UnBadding it! We’re UnBadding ALL the things, every Thursday. Join the journey! And don't forget to rate, review and subscribe! UnBadding; A Mental Health and Spirituality ...
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I am a Mainframer

Open Mainframe Project

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The "I Am A Mainframer" podcast explores the careers of those in the mainframe ecosystem. Hosted by Steven Dickens, Senior Analyst at Futurum Research, each episode is a conversation that highlights the modern mainframe, insight into the mainframe industry, and advice for those looking to learn more about the technology. The podcast is sponsored by the Open Mainframe Project, a Linux Foundation project that aims to build community and adoption of Open Source on the mainframe by eliminating b ...
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Comfort Creatures

Ella McLeod, Alexis B. Preston

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Comfort Creatures is a show for people who prefer their friends to have paws instead of hands! Every week, Alexis and Ella talk to guests about their pets or creatures that give them comfort, discuss their favorite fictional critters, learn about pets in history, and discover differences between pet ownership across the pond. Whether you have a giant sloth, two siamese skinks, or just know way too much about unicorns, every animal friend is welcome on Comfort Creatures!
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Eating Disorders are complex and challenging to navigate, whether you are a sufferer, professional or family / loved one of a sufferer. Join Peer Recovery Specialist Coach, Kirsten Hunneyball as she gets curious about recovery by interviewing professionals, chatting to ED survivors, and sharing her experience so that you can better understand various perspectives, remove stigma, hear inspiring testimonies and get curious about all things eating disorder related. Not meant as a replacement fo ...
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Find your next great audiobook on our podcast, Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine. Every Monday through Friday, AudioFile Editors recommend the best in audiobook listening. All in 6 minutes or less. It’s short, sweet, and just what your ears need. Want more? Listen to our bonus episodes featuring conversations with the best voices in the audiobook industry.
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Futuremakers

Oxford University

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Welcome to Futuremakers, from the University of Oxford, where our academics debate key issues for the future of society. Season Four: Brain and Mental Health Season Three: The History of Pandemics Season Two: Climate Change Season One: Artificial Intelligence Special Episode: A brief history of Quantum Computing
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The monthly little bit of "something for everyone" podcast with Producer & Host, Guido Piraino. Enjoy a variety of guest interviews including musicians, actors, sports personalities, professionals, and everyday people like you with interesting stories. You will be entertained with a wide variety of content while learning about yourself and others. Key themes include: Self-Help, Health, Education, Resiliency, Leadership, Inclusion, Diversity, Mental Health, Finance, Food, and Life Events.
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The privileged world of the spirited Isabella Stewart Gardner is aptly captured by the patrician voice of narrator Maggie-Meg Reed. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss this fascinating biography by Natalie Dykstra. Reed’s careful pacing and expression elicit genuine admiration for the eccentric and sometimes scandalous Isabella. Gard…
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Roger Clark gives a thrilling performance of Tana French’s newest novel set in a ferociously insular Irish village. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss this sequel to THE SEARCHER, continuing the story of Cal Hooper, a retired Chicago police detective in a town that makes its own law. Clark’s Irish dialogue is so rich and musical it’…
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In today's rapidly changing global landscape, businesses are increasingly exposed to political risks that can impact their existing or planned investments. These risks are further amplified by state-led economic policies, unpredictable conflicts, and the 2024 election year, which will see over 60 countries going to the polls. To successfully naviga…
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An inspiring original story gets a five-star narration from Lynnette R. Freeman. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss how Maurice Carlos Ruffin’s Civil War-era novel shines with Freeman’s narration. Sanite and her daughter, Ady, run from the brutality of John du Marche’s slave labor camp—also known as a plantation. Separated when Sani…
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Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss Edoardo Ballerini’s narration of Amor Towles’s newest short story collection. By turns nuanced and dramatic, Golden Voice Ballerini uses his full range of techniques always in service of the author’s fine prose. His smart pace and rich tone work particularly well for the noir novella set in late 19…
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Dorje Swallow’s performance of Helen Oyeyemi’s metafiction centers this whirligig of a novel in which story begets story. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss how Swallow’s assured narration—in particular, his ability to do voices and accents and adapt his tone to whatever the scene—makes this audiobook marvelous to listen to. Hero To…
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Lucy Rose is a fantastic writer, but more importatly she has a cat named Figgy! We learn abour Figgy's wild former life, her very particular favorite movie, and her rat hunting skills (spoiler: she's terrified of them). Ella and Alexis also have some updates about their pets, plus ELLA'S NEW BOOK IS OUT! THE MAP THAT LED TO YOU is available whereve…
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Aaron Goodson performs Vinson Cunningham’s coming-of-age novel in a conversational manner. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss Goodson’s pleasing narrative style. His pensive tone works for the narrator and protagonist, David Hammons, the well-read but adrift young man who finds himself working as a fundraising assistant in the 2008 …
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Carlotta Brentan narrates this near-future dystopian novel set in a time of ecological disaster in the mostly underwater community of Island City. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss Téa Obreht’s newest novel. Brentan portrays the cast of characters smartly by subtly shifting tone, cadence, and timbre. The once stately Morningside bu…
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As the world continues to face multiple and interconnected crises, organizations are being challenged to revisit their resiliency plans and ensure that these will respond effectively to today’s emerging and evolving risks. And considering the fast-changing nature of today’s challenges, resiliency plans need to be risk-agnostic, allowing organizatio…
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This audiobook reveals that Tommy Orange is among the most insightful novelists writing today and a poet of pain. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss this immersive novel set in Oakland that makes for a powerful listening experience. Among the segmented novel’s stellar performances, Charley Flyte’s reading of Victoria Bear Shield’s d…
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In today’s bonus edition of Behind the Mic, host Jo Reed welcomes author Cynthia Leitich Smith and narrator Shaun Taylor-Corbett for a lively conversation about making memorable audiobooks for children and young adults. Cynthia Leitich Smith (Muscogee citizen) is a highly acclaimed author for young readers and curator for Heartdrum, a Native Americ…
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Shayna Small delivers a variety of accents as a group of New Yorkers gather on their rooftop during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, telling stories to pass the time. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss Small’s skills as she narrates a wide range of characters, emotions, and stories. Her narration shines in this reinterpretation of…
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Narrator A.J. Cook utilizes her considerable acting skills in portraying divorce lawyer, single mother, and suicide hotline volunteer Felicia, whose life was forever changed by her sister’s suicide. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss this short but impactful audio thriller. Actress Tess Albertson matches Cook in talent as she portray…
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This week Ella has some exciting Snow Leopard news and Alexis discovers the greatest community effort possibly of all time: The Fishdoorbell (De Visdeurbel)! Plus, Ella has some cat DRAMA outside her window and Alexis struggles with Crumb's ear infection and Cricket's feelings. We also have a great Ready Pet Go from Katie! When we recorded this we …
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Grace Hawthorne presents the chapters of her intelligent guide with appealing assertiveness while a Stanford colleague delivers brief segments with equal authority and charm. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss this audiobook on turning your ideas into reality. After convincing listeners that they can train their brains to think expan…
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Lucy Sante narrates her intimate and poignant memoir of her transition, delivering vignettes from her life with authenticity. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss Lucy’s story. Lucy realized early in her life that she was female, but it was not until her sixties in 2021 that she transitioned and shared her news with her friends. Her li…
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1. Flavia Abadia, International DJ & 1st Woman DJ for the Toronto Raptors talks about her new album, Salvaje, as well as her recovery journey back from an accident that was also the path to her music discovery. She's also a coach, teacher, and more as we peel back the layers to expose girl power and perseverance. Plus she shares 3 new songs with us…
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Pop culture drag star RuPaul’s candid warmth is an invitation to accompany him as he discovers fame, love, and his unvarnished self. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss this origin story from the mother of all drag queens. His soft narration opens with sensory details that evoke the power of memory, and his gentle voice allows listene…
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Joniece Abbott-Pratt performs this multigenerational novel set over several decades in the American South. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Kendra Winchester discuss this debut novel from poet Phillip B. Williams. In the 1830s, a mysterious woman named Saint frees enslaved people from plantations and brings them to a town they call Ours, where they fin…
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Lyz Lenz narrates her memoir about the end of her marriage and the start of her new life as an “ex-wife.” Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Kendra Winchester discuss this audiobook that alternates between Lenz’s own story of divorce and freedom, and her research on women experiencing divorce. While Lenz had been told that the end of her marriage would b…
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It's week two of MaxFun Drive and we've got a full house this week! We are joined by Austin Taylor and Brenda Snell of Secret Histories of Nerd Mysteries, and we've solved the biggest secret of all: They both have fantastic pets. Austin tells us all about the dramatic dynamics of pets Opal, Kat, and Karol. And Brenda discusses Angel the cat as well…
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January LaVoy and Michael Crouch perform Katherine Arden’s historical novel with a supernatural twist. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Kendra Winchester discuss one of the must-listen audiobooks of the season. LaVoy delivers the perspective of Laura, a nurse who has recently returned from a WWI battlefield to her home in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Crouch n…
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Tania De Rozario performs her essay collection, which revolves around her experience growing up as a fat mixed-race queer girl in Singapore. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Kendra Winchester discuss how De Rozario’s audiobook is a gem of queer literature. De Rozario narrates each of her essays with emotional depth and understanding, giving grace to he…
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January LaVoy performs this epic story of three teenagers who are brought back from the dead just long enough to compete in a mysterious game to see who gets to continue to live. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Kendra Winchester discuss this debut novel by Pulitzer Prize finalist Kelly Link, who is better known for her short story collections. Here, L…
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AudioFile’s celebrating 1500 episodes of our Behind the Mic podcast. Today host Jo Reed talks with Alan Minskoff, a longtime AudioFile reviewer who has excellent insights into audiobooks. Alan tells Jo about how he fits audiobooks into his busy weeks as he commutes to his work at the College of Idaho. He loves to feature audiobooks on food, the env…
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This week we’re honoring the 1500th episodes of Behind the Mic podcast with spotlights on each of our contributors. Today host Jo Reed talks with Kendra Winchester, who reviews for AudioFile and shares many insights into fascinating audiobooks here on the podcast and as a contributing editor for Book Riot. Kendra tells Jo about her audiobook listen…
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HAPPY MAX FUN DRIVE! To honor this exciting week we're joined by Drea Clark from Maximum Film! We learn about her current cats, chat the funniest cat names, and some of our favorite animal performances in films! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT SO FAR! The MaxFun drive is the exciting time of the year where we rally for your support to keep our podcast g…
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Understanding and accepting duality! It's a great way to replace "this or that" thinking and replace it with "this AND that" thinking. Oftentimes we are holding space for contradictory feelings at the same time. For example, a child graduating high school. A parent can feel elated, AND sad at the same time. This is duality. Join us for the conversa…
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