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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.
 
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One Great Book
Weekly
 
Each week Anne Bogel, host of What Should I Read Next?, tells you about just one great book.
 
This is a collection of ten short, entertaining, informative picture-book biographies of famous composers. Each book tells about the childhood and great achievements of a composer, and includes a short musical example.
 
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
 
What Should I Read Next? is the show for every reader who has ever finished a book and faced the problem of not knowing what to read next. Each week, Anne Bogel, of the blog Modern Mrs Darcy, interviews a reader about the books they love, the books they hate, and the books they're reading now. Then, she makes recommendations about what to read next. The real purpose of the show is to help YOU find your next read.
 
In which the CenterForLit staff embarks on a quest to discover the Great Ideas of literature in books of every description: ancient classics to fresh bestsellers; epic poems to bedtime stories. This podcast is a production of The Center for Literary Education and is a reading companion for teachers, homeschoolers, and readers of all stripes.
 
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The Great Books
Weekly
 
Hillsdale College’s John J. Miller discusses classic works within the Western literary canon.
 
You'll get fun and friendly doses of writing advice in three short chunks: a Quick and Dirty Tip, a meaty middle, and a final tidbit. Grammar Girl covers everything from punctuation and grammar to style and voice. QuickandDirtyTips.com
 
Two emerging screenwriters – Chas Fisher and Stuart Willis – try to work out what makes great screenplays work. Discovering what it takes by analysing what successful writers put on the page
 
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The Great Books
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Hillsdale College’s John J. Miller discusses classic works within the Western literary canon.
 
We discuss the great books, the great ideas and the process of liberal education.
 
Jack the Giant-Killer, Tom Thumb, Goldilocks and The Three Bears, Henny Penny, Dick Whittington, The Three Little Pigs, Red Riding Hood and a host of immortal characters are found in this delightful collection of English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs. The book made its first appearance in 1890 and has remained a firm favorite with both young and old ever since. Fairy tales have traditionally emanated from France and Germany. The famous compilations by La Fontaine and the Brothers Grimm have o ...
 
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Story Grid Podcast
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Click here to Subscribe in iTunes.Helping you become a better writer.Join Shawn Coyne, author of Story Grid and a top editor for 25+ years, and Tim Grahl, struggling writer, as they discuss the ins and outs of what makes a story great.More at www.StoryGrid.com.
 
Beyond Good and Evil, by Friedrich Nietzsche A searing indictment of concepts like “truth” and “language” Beyond Good and Evil, by Friedrich Nietzsche is a deeply thought provoking book that forms one of the keystones of modern thought and politics. In this book, Nietzsche takes the position that our subservience to fixed perspectives that are forced on us by our language and our ideals make us incapable of perceiving reality. He propounds the theory that ideals are not fixed but change over ...
 
A book that won the Newberry Prize in 1921 for an Outstanding Contribution in Children's Literature, The Story of Mankind, by Hendrik van Loon is indeed a classic that has been enjoyed by generations of children and adults. The book is an engagingly written work, dedicated to the author Hendrik van Loon's two young son's Hansje and Willem. It was created to convey the history of the human race to young people in a way that was interesting, memorable and would spur them onto further research ...
 
Published in 1903, King Arthur and His Knights by Maude L. Radford is an easy to read version of the Arthurian legends, made simple and interesting for children. Maude Lavinia Radford Warren was a Canadian born American who taught literature and composition at the University of Chicago between 1893-1907. Following the success of some of her books, she left teaching to take up writing as a full time career. She also served as a war correspondent for the New York Times magazine during WWI and ...
 
A chapter by chapter podcast to help us Understand The Book of Mormon
 
Get the ultimate insider's scoop on the best new books. The editors at Kirkus Reviews interview your favorite authors, tell you whether or not the books on the bestseller list are worth the read, give you behind-the-scenes insights, and introduce you to great books you may otherwise never find.
 
For the Irish historian John Bagnell Bury, history should be treated as a science and not a mere branch of literature. Many contemporary histories written in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century were poetic and heroic in tone, blending fact and fiction, myths and legends. They sometimes relied on sources from Shakespeare and classical poets. For Bury, the facts of history may be legendary or romantic in nature, but they should be recounted in a scholarly and non-judgmental manner, ...
 
From the opening passage itself of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, the reader is drawn into the world of the hero, Pip, who is at that time, seven years old. The author creates an unforgettable atmosphere: the gloom of the graveyard, the melancholy of the orphan boy, the mists rising over the marshes and the terrifying appearance of an escaped convict in chains. Told in first person (one of the only two books that Dickens used this form for, the other being David Copperfield) Great Ex ...
 
On 2000 Books podcast, we interview today's top Business and self help authors and get the the most important actionable ideas from the world’s greatest books for ambitious entrepreneurs. We also summarize classic business books and self help books for entrepreneurs such as Napoleon Hill - Think and Grow Rich, Dale Carnegie - How to Win Friends and Influence people, Good to Great, Lean Startup, Zero to One, Never Eat Alone, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos. Some of the authors interviewed include David ...
 
One dark and stormy night, a stranger arrives in West Sussex at a village inn. He is heavily clad in an overcoat and his face is wrapped in bandages. He takes a room at the inn, but refuses to socialize with anyone. He stays cooped up in his room all day and night, working with strange chemicals and apparatus. Suddenly, strange events begin to happen in the village. Mysterious burglaries and fires break out, culminating in a destructive rampage across the peaceful countryside. The stranger i ...
 
Does the Middle East seem like a complex tapestry of people and events—difficult to understand? For a uniquely biblical perspective, join Dr. Charlie Dyer, Jon Gauger and Dr. Jim Coakley for The Land and the Book. Every week this gifted team brings you terrific stories of God at work as they explore biblical, archaeological and prophetic events. Great guests, intriguing listener questions and more!
 
Two lovers of the Cosmere explore the universe created by Brandon Sanderson with weekly episodes discussing the intricacies of this literary masterpiece. Episodes begin with background information on the Cosmere itself and develop to be more specific regarding each world/novel. We discuss the crossovers, magic systems, and characters in great detail. For fans of Sanderson, literature, epic stories, magic, and sexy podcast hosts. #AllSpoilers
 
My weekly book thoughts, books I'm currently reading, books I have finished, books I added to my reading list, books mentioned on podcasts I listened to, and my book stats. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/anotherweekinthebooks/support
 
Helping Writers Become Authors provides writers help in summoning inspiration, crafting solid characters, outlining and structuring novels, and polishing prose. Learn how to write a book and edit it into a story agents will buy and readers will love. (Music intro by Kevin MacLeod.)
 
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Quantum Book Club
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Quantum Book Club is about reviewing Best-selling Books that help the mind to expand. With techniques provided, listening in as a panel of well-qualified professionals discuss each chapter, helps you to retain the vital information that will bring great results.
 
A podcast about the American writer David Foster Wallace. (Image by Robyn O'Neil c/o The Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth)
 
Published in 1912, The Problems of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell is one of his most popular books. It renders philosophical issues and questions in a way in which they become relevant and accessible to the man or woman on the street, provoking them to devote time and effort into thinking about these aspects of life. Here, the great philosopher and humanist thinker Bertrand Russell examines the importance of empirical (that which can be verified by observation or experience rather than deduc ...
 
A survey of great books, great men, and great ideas. Larry P. Arnn, president of Hillsdale College, on the Hugh Hewitt Show.
 
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The Bookening
Weekly
 
3 guys—a pastor, a scholar, and their gleeful provocateur—discuss the great books. We take God and literature seriously—but the second one not overly so.
 
One of the first self help books to hit the stands in 1910, The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D Wattles was path breaking in its approach to the acquisition of wealth as a science. It went on to inspire a whole genre of “how to” books that generations of readers found informative, practical and useful in their every day lives. Its original title was The Science of Getting Rich or Financial Success through Creative Thought and in this volume, the author puts down in clear and concise lan ...
 
In The Adventures of Ulysses, Charles Lamb re-tells the story of Ulysses’s journey from Troy to his own kingdom of Ithaca. The book uses Homer’s The Odyssey as the basis for the story, but it isn’t a direct translation of the Greek classic. The book is considered a modern version of the epic tale when it was published in 1808. In the preface of the book, Lamb said that he made the narration of the story faster so that more readers would be attracted to it. To begin with, Homer’s Odyssey is a ...
 
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Read it Forward
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Welcome to the Read it Forward Podcast, hosted by RIF editors Abbe and Emma. We sit down every week to chat about our favorite books, alongside authors and other special guests. We share what we’re reading, we ask authors what’s on their TBR pile and we give book recommendations that are sure to please. Listen along when you’re on the hunt for your next great read. We comb our shelves to bring you the absolute best books out there.
 
Eric Mikols and Nic Gunning host the official podcast of the David A. Howe Public Library. Listen for book news, great segments and library events!
 
More than nine hundred years after it was first written, this unfinished work of a scholar saint still has the power to move our minds and hearts and set us thinking on the really important questions of life. Summa Theologica or simply the Summa as it is known, was written some time between 1265-74. It is a work that has had a profound and enduring influence on Western thought and literature. Designed to provide answers to Catholic theologians about the teachings of the Church, Thomas Aquina ...
 
Interviews with Scholars of Native America about their New Books
 
A biweekly podcast covering the last great war. Join Ray Harris Jr as he explores World War Two in intimate detail.
 
This excellent book contains many great stories from the various mythologies of man throughout the ages.
 
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Currently Reading
Weekly
 
Currently Reading is a podcast dedicated to the love of books and reading. Two bookish friends discuss what’s on their nightstands, in their earbuds, and on their Kindles right now, in addition to books they’ve loved forever, and a variety of other readerly topics. Looking for your next great book? You'll find tons of book recommendations every week.
 
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The Same Page
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Put simply, The Same Page is a podcast that allows you to expose your family in five minutes or less to Scripture, Poetry, Shakespeare and Historical Facts. It is also allows you to bring great classic literature to your family in an easy to consume format- audiobooks! We have taken all the work out of it for you so that you can simply enjoy these works with your family. On a deeper level The Same Page is meant to bring families together to memorize great works and listen to great literature ...
 
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World Book Club
Monthly
 
The world's great authors discuss their best-known novel.
 
Two poets in a London park at sunset, debating on the attributes of poetry and whether it's really a metaphor for anarchy. A group that meets in secret, planning to overthrow the world order. Disguises and deceptions, ideals and ideology. A medley of themes and genres makes this a great read for anyone who's a fan of Chesterton and his iconic Father Brown. The Man Who Was Thursday includes Chesterton's favorite theme of Christianity with touches of delightful humor to enliven the twists and ...
 
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PA BOOKS on PCN
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PA Books features authors of books about Pennsylvania-related topics. These hour-long conversations allow authors to discuss both their subject matter and inspiration behind the books.
 
A sailing memoir written by seaman and adventurer Joshua Slocum, who was the first person to sail around the world alone, documents his epic solo circumnavigation. An international best-seller, the book became a great influence and inspiration to travelers from each corner of the globe. Additionally, Slocum is an example that through determination, courage and hard work any dream can easily become a reality. Written in a modern and conversational tone, the autobiographical account begins wit ...
 
Of The Twilight of the Idols, Nietzsche says in Ecce Homo: “If anyone should desire to obtain a rapid sketch of how everything before my time was standing on its head, he should begin reading me in this book. That which is called ‘Idols’ on the title-page is simply the old truth that has been believed in hitherto. In plain English, The Twilight of the Idols means that the old truth is on its last legs.” Certain it is that, for a rapid survey of the whole of Nietzsche’s doctrine, no book, sav ...
 
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Close Reads
Weekly
 
From the Close Reads Podcast Network, Close Reads is a book-club podcast hosted by David Kern and featuring an array of contributors, including Tim McIntosh, Heidi White, and others. We read Great Books and talk about them. A NOTE ABOUT OLDER EPISODES: Since most podcast apps don't go further back than 100 episodes, you'll need to click here to listen to anything further back than that. And our first 32 episodes can be found here, on the original CiRCE Institute feed.
 
A great start to shaking off public speaking jitters, socializing and mastering the art of small talk. The principles of public speaking written by Dale Carnegie decades ago in this book are timeless. They are just as effective in working a crowd in today’s society as they were back then. He delves into ways of commanding and charming an audience with the right energy, tone of voice, pitch, pronunciation and vocabulary. Armed with the principles highlighted in this book, you can do more than ...
 
"A Book Club in Your Pocket" - A podcast to discuss genre fiction (romance, mystery and more) by, for and about women writers. Hosted by Lindsay Emory, author | reader | HBIC | feminist girl mom
 
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Overnights
Daily
 
Overnights is heard from 2am to 6am nationally on the ABC. There is great music and interesting guests from Australia and all parts of the globe. You'll hear conversations about food, travel, science, music, books, personal finance, sport, film, astronomy, fashion, gardening, relationships, collectables and much more.
 
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Emily finally finished Crime and Punishment! In celebration, we’re taking this episode to talk about one intriguing line in the book’s epilogue. How do we learn things? How does change take place in our lives? What role does the intellect play in that process? What about community? We look at how Dostoevsky answers these questions and more. “In ...…
 
Scott Hambrick and Online Great Books member Miles Marco Bennett -- in fact the very first member to join OGB -- discuss Michel de Montaigne's insightful, tongue-in-cheek, and occasionally droll essay Of Cannibals. Montaigne's essay, which appears in a larger collected work of his essays written in the 16th century, describes the author's exper ...…
 
John J. Miller is joined by Haley Stewart to discuss Sigrid Undset’s Kristin Lavransdatter.By National Review.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Joshua Slocum.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Friedrich Nietzsche.
 
​Terrorism. How do you fight back—and win? What weapons could possibly turn the tide on terror? Believe it or not, one innovative Israeli organization is using the law. And they’re racking up some big wins in international courtrooms, hitting terrorists in their bank accounts. Get the full story this week when you listen to The Land and the Boo ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Joshua Slocum.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Logan Marshall.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Charles Lamb.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Charles Dickens.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy H. G. Wells.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Joseph Jacobs.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Bertrand Russell.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Friedrich Nietzsche.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy G. K. Chesterton.
 
Casey Cep discusses "Furious Hours," and Eliza Griswold talks about "Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America."
 
Making sacrifice and receiving revelation. Two important topics! Get more from your study with the study guide at https://www.helpmeunderstandlds.com/
 
In today’s spoiler-free mini-episode, you get to hear from author Brigid Kemmerer, who wrote “A Curse So Dark and Lonely”, a book that Meredith fell in love with as soon as she read it and raved around in Episode 38. In this “minisode”, Meredith and Brigid talk about the evolution of the idea for this beautiful Beauty and the Beast re-telling, ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Hendrik van Loon.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Charles Dickens.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy H. G. Wells.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Joseph Jacobs.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Friedrich Nietzsche.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Joshua Slocum.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Wallace D. Wattles.
 
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Shawn shares about a new project at Story Grid headquarters that will help teach the micro level of storytelling to writers. See more at storygrid.com/groundBy Shawn Coyne and Tim Grahl.
 
In Invisible Reality: Storytellers, Storytakers, and the Supernatural World of the Blackfeet(University of Nebraska Press, 2017), author Rosalyn LaPier, an associate professor in environmental studies at the University of Montana, complicates several narratives about Native people and the nonhuman world. Rather than “living in harmony with natu ...…
 
How can you let your characters tell us how they feel? In watching Season 7 (and the first three episodes of Season 8) of Game of Thrones, Stu noticed that there were lots of scenes where characters either met for the first time or were reunited after a long time apart. In these scenes, the audience knows (or thinks they know) more than either ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Hendrik van Loon.
 
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