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Conversations about things Shakespearean, including new developments in Shakespeare studies and Shakespearean performance and education across the globe. These talks are also available on YouTube under the search term, 'Speaking of Shakespeare'. This series is made possible by institutional support from Aoyama Gakuin University (AGU) in central Tokyo and is also supported by a generous grant from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).
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King Lear

Briana Pedraza

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Our podcast is about our evaluations on the characters in King Lear. Cover art photo provided by Adam Frazier on Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/@galaxiez9
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White Nights

W.P. Norman on Podiobooks.com

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Blood, sex, or family. Which is stronger? Aging founder Bill Lear finds out when he divides his tech company between two ungrateful sons. Shakespeare's King Lear gets a modern reboot in this tale of a rich and powerful family turned against itself. Innocence is punished. Deceit is rewarded. As in life... it's impossible for everyone to get what they want. But that doesn't stop Lear's wayward sons from trying.
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Where rhyme gets its reason!In a historical survey of English literature, I take a personal and philosophical approach to the major texts of the tradition in order to not only situate the poems, prose, and plays in their own contexts, but also to show their relevance to our own. This show is for the general listener: as a teacher of high school literature and philosophy, I am less than a scholar but more than a buff. I hope to edify and entertain!
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Considered to be one of Shakespeare's greatest plays, the tragedy King Lear portrays some of the darkest aspects of human nature that can be found in literature. The helplessness of the human condition, as we fall prey to our destinies, the injustice and random cruelties practiced by people, suffering and humiliation, the lust for power and the greed for wealth are all depicted in this magnificent play. And through it all, runs the golden thread of love and sacrifice, daughterly affection an ...
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Professing Literature

David Anderson and Eric Williams

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Why do great novels, poems and plays move us and excite us? How can they change the way we look at ourselves and the world? What do these authors have to teach us? Why do they matter? There are no better answers to these questions than those provided by the authors themselves. We want to let them speak. Professing Literature is not a broad summary of major works. Instead, it will zero in on one or two key passages, looking at them closely in order to figure out what is at stake. The goal wil ...
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Siblings and theatre enthusiasts Alice and Oscar review a wide range of London theatre, and create delicious cocktails inspired by the shows featured in each episode. As well as reviews there's also top-tips on upcoming shows to look out for and all your ticket buy questions answered; where to seat for the best view, and how to grab a bargain! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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نحن كبشر نحب ان ندون حياتنا و ما هو افضل من ان تدونها في سطور عمل ادبي ، تنتقد فيه مجتمعك او توجه رسالة لحبيب تركك ، او تبكي على ضياع الأمل ، كل هذا و اكثر تستمعون له على مسرح الأساطير و الأفلام ، حيث نلخص هذه الأعمال الأدبية و كيف ترتبط حياتنا بهذه الأعمال
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Lit Society: Books and Drama

Kari Herrera and Alexis Honoria

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LIT Society is the hilarious weekly book podcast that’s making a global community of listeners fall in love again with reading. Thursdays, join life-long friends Kari and Alexis as they use books to explore pop culture and personal peculiarities. From Tolstoy to Toni Morrison, this is the virtual book club for you!
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Welcome to How I Crushed It, a podcast where we shine a light on talent within the community. In each interview each guest will share their journey on how they have been able to crush it whether it be in the world of the arts, sports, or the business world and beyond. Listen in to be entertained and find out how they each overcame big obstacles, find out who inspires them and what are the next goals for them to achieve. No matter what career you are in each interview will offer up takeaways ...
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DAVID SERERO Singer Baritone, Actor, Producer and Recording Artist Actor and baritone, David Serero, has received international recognition and critical acclaim from all over the world. At 37 years old, he has already performed more than 2,000 concerts and performances throughout the world, played in over 100 films and TV series, and recorded more than 20 albums. He entered the prestigious WHO'S WHO AMERICA for demonstrating outstanding achievements in the entertainment world and for the bet ...
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The social issues of Shakespeare's day which are featured in his plays (class division, racism, sexuality, intolerance, etc...) are still the burning issues in today's dysfunctional global society. This new and exciting podcast series will explore these social issues, connecting them straight from the page to our modern world. Each episode features panelists from all over the country sharing their expertise as we explore our humanity using Shakespeare as a cornerstone.
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Features conversations with people who offer pieces of the puzzle of “a world that just might work” -- provocative approaches to business, environment, health, science, politics, media and culture. Guests have included Michael Lewis, Ken Burns, Arianna Huffington, Paul Krugman, Temple Grandin, Bill Maher, Cornel West, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Norman Lear. [http://terrencemcnally.net]
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Missio Dei Church is a church located in Glassboro, NJ. Our church has 3 core focuses: growing closer to Jesus together as a church, preaching the Bible faithfully as often as we gather, and loving and serving our local community. We invite you to learn more at our website, or contact us at info@missiodeinj.com
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Want to join a book club but don't have time? Did you just finish a book you loved, but you don't have anyone to talk with? Wish you knew more about the books everyone is talking about? The Big Book Club Podcast is for you! Our librarian-bibliophile hosts share their insights and reactions to popular books, books in the news, classics worth a second look, and titles coming to a theater near you - the books Arlington readers are talking about - and will be talking about.
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The Shakespeare Birthday Party

Danny and Grace Fitzpatrick

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In this podcast we will read and discuss all of William Shakespeare’s plays over the course of a year, starting and ending on the Bard’s birthday. Together we’ll explore the big questions the plays put on the table and the poetry that makes those questions so human. Along the way we’ll be joined by poets, scholars, playwrights, and actors who can help us celebrate the poet whose influence continues to resound loudest over the Western world. Happy birthday, Shakespeare!
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We love to read! We know many of you do too. That’s why we created a book club at Iowa Public Radio. Hear about the themes, characters and big picture questions raised by the titles on our reading list. Get a copy of the books, find a comfortable chair, and read or re-read with us.The Talk of Iowa Book Club podcast is sponsored by Western Home Communities and Cultivating Compassion: The Dr. Deming Foundation.
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Iowa Stages Podcast

Iowa Stage Theatre Company

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Iowa Stage Theater Company, central Iowa's professional theater company, launches Iowa Stages, a podcast that looks at the creators and practitioners of theater in central Iowa. Join hosts Shawn Wilson, Matthew McIver and Kyle Bochart as they talk to the actors, directors, writers and designers creating art in the heartland. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/iowa-stage-theatre/support
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We speak about Computers, Device Reviews, Future Versions of Operating Systems, and everything else about the world of tech. This is also connected to the Tech Channel on YouTube check below. Visit the podcast page here: https://podcast.connoruhrig.com Part of the Connor's Tech Services Network. Website: https://connoruhrig.com
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The Broken Bird Podcast

Broken Bird Theatre

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There are times when the stars align: when a beautiful series of events leads to the culmination of something absolutely marvellous. Often, however, this is not the case... Meet Broken Bird, the rambling, interactive storytellers, and follow the on their journeys as they charge through the realms of language, theatre, and history with all the grace of an ice skating platypus, accompanied by their nameless pet tortoise and an assortment of guests ranging from the holier-than-thou to the devil ...
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The Hamlet Podcast - a weekly exploration of Shakespeare's King Lear.Act I Scene iv - Lear wants to know why nobody is paying attention to him.Written and presented by Conor Hanratty*** Sincere apologies - something went rather wrong with the mastering of this track when I first uploaded it. I've corrected it now. I hope you enjoy it now that you c…
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A man's enemies will be persons of his own household. In one of the most tragic classics, we are forced to stare unflinchingly into a household descending into madness and chaos. The play: King Lear The playwright: William Shakespeare LET'S GET LIT!!! - View the video podcast here: https://www.youtube.com/@litsocietypod Find Alexis and Kari online:…
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Have you ever had to cut someone out of your life? No phone calls, texts, and your friends know not to invite both of you to the same event? This week, our theme is inspired by Educated, a memoir by Tara Westover. Tara didn’t have a birth certificate until she was nine years old and she didn’t see her first classroom until the age of 17. It’s like …
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Send us a Text Message. Hello and welcome to a VERY unhinged, late-night episode of (Sort of) the Story. Today we're talking about Robert Kennedy's brain worm, the fact that everyone seems to have forgotten that Armie Hammer is a cannibal, and ALSO we'll tell each other a couple of stories. It's a wild ride (thanks for taking it with us!) Janey's S…
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In this recording of a recent LiveTalksLA event, I speak with historian and best-selling author, DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN, about her latest book, AN UNFINISHED LOVE STORY: A Personal History of the 1960s, which combines personal memoir with presidential history. Her late husband of 42 years, Dick Goodwin, worked closely with JFK and LBJ in the White Ho…
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We review the UK Premier of the Broadway rock-musical Passing Strange, at The Young Vic Theatre. We review Jez Butterworth's latest play, The Hills of California, directed by Sam Mendez. We review one of our favourite modern ballets, Scottish Ballet's A Streetcar Named Desire at Sadlers Wells. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more informa…
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Send us a Text Message. Today, we take a historical survey of the Bible in English, from early partial translations and paraphrases in the 7th century through the magnificence of King James I's Authorized Version of 1611. Support the Show. Please like, subscribe, and rate the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, or wherever you listen. Thank you! Ema…
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Naomi Sesay is the Head of Creative Diversity at Channel 4. She started her career at MTV and has over 20 years’ experience in television and media. She is also a powerful keynote speaker, property investor and is building a Smart City in Sierra Leone! Website LinkedIn ________________________________________________________________________________…
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As perhaps too much public attention is focused these days on the Manhattan trial of one Donald J. Trump, here’s my 2021 conversation with Federal Judge JED RAKOFF of the Southern District of NY. In his book, WHY THE INNOCENT PLEAD GUILTY AND THE GUILTY GO FREE, RAKOFF makes clear that the US justice system bears little relationship to what the fou…
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Send us a Text Message. Hello and welcome, all you Draiglin' Hogneys. We know you're too busy draiglin away your days to read a silly little intro like this, so we'll keep it short and sweet-- this week Max is going to tell us about a Hogney that is a little more Draiglin' than the average hog, and Janey is going to tell us a story about a man who …
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John Keats, “The Eve of St. Agnes,” (Part Two). Today we conclude our examination of Keats’ poem, looking at three pairs of stanzas that describe the strange courtship of Porphyro and Madeline and their escape from the castle. We love hearing from all of you. Please email us at ProfessingLiterature@protonmail.com. ------ Theme Music: "Nobility" by …
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Unfortunately, there is no recording available for Hebrews week 18. If you would like to review the material, we have included a link below to the sermon notes and scripture references. If you have any questions or would like some clarity, reach out to the Missio Dei elders online or in person at Community Group. Week 18 Faith & Discipline: Pastor …
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فيلم لطيف و لذيذ عن المعنى في الحياة و السباق اللي بقينا فيه ، بنتكلم فيه عن ال FOMO و ال YOLO و أشياء تانية كلنا بنعاني منها ، اسمعوا الحلقة عشان تعرفوا اكتر ، و متنسوش تعملولي فولوا عشات تتابعوا باقي القصص @odash_23
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"As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.." The most kafkaesque book we've ever read is about isolation, capitalism, and the meaning of family - we think. The book: The Metamorphosis The author: Franz Kafka LET'S GET LIT!!! - View the video podcast here: https://www.youtube…
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Send us a Text Message. On this episode, Janey is going to tell us about a sarcastic little cat who doesn't have time for the prince's sh*t today, and Max is going to tell us the origin of Tom Thumb. Did you know King Arthur is a key player in Tom Thumb's life? Because we sure didn't! Enjoy! Janey's Sources - The Little White Cat “Irish Folk and Fa…
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I don’t know if my big question is “Why don’t the rich/super-rich and their corporations get the value of a society that works?” Or is it - “Why don’t they care?” Despite the knowledge that it might be impossible, moving society in that direction calls for getting ideas and models out into the world that show it’s actually possible to reduce inequa…
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This is a public lecture by Christopher Highley of the Ohio State University on his book, 'Blackfriars in Early Modern London' (Oxford UP, 2022). Highley specializes in Early Modern literature, culture, and history. Along with his many publications, honors, grants, and awards, he is the author of Shakespeare, Spenser, and the Crisis in Ireland (Cam…
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Send us a Text Message. Today we look at Aemelia Lanyer's pioneering and influential work, "Eve's Apology in Defense of Women" from 1611's Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum. Support the Show. Please like, subscribe, and rate the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, or wherever you listen. Thank you! Email: classicenglishliterature@gmail.com Follow me on Insta…
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Earlier this year my dear friend, meditation teacher, TRUDY GOODMAN, experienced a medical emergency that almost killed her. Another reminder of the preciousness and fragility of life and friendship. Here’s my 2015 conversation with TRUDY and JACK KORNFIELD on the occasion of an event at Insight LA, the mindfulness mediation center founded by Trudy…
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One family's matriarch does all she can to honor her late husband's memory, save her son from despair, and support the dreams of her daughter — Is there hope for them, a family who the world is against, a family who already feels death inside the walls of their dwelling? The play: A Raisin in the Sun The playwright: Lorraine Hansberry LET'S GET LIT…
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Send us a Text Message. Hello and welcome to part 2 of our Shakespeare episode! Today Max is going to tell us all about Macbeth (and afterward she's going to tell us all why we're cursed now!) Please don't listen to this episode in a theater! Max's Sources - Macbeth Full free text of Macbeth "The curse of Macbeth: is it more than superstition?" fro…
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Sarah Akinterinwa is a cartoonist, illustrator, and writer. She started her current career during the pandemic by creating the comic Oyin and Kojo, which now features in the iconic American magazine, the New Yorker. Her work explores dating, relationships, identity, politics, and navigating adult life as a young woman of colour and has featured in …
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In episode 104 we review three new plays currently running in London; Sarah Gordon's new play, Underdog: The Other Other Bronte at The National's Dorfman Theatre; Richard Jone's production of Sophie Treadwell's seminal Machinal at The Old Vic; and Nye, a new play about the birth of the National Health Service, staged at The National Theatre, and st…
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John Keats, “The Eve of St. Agnes” (Part One). The first of a two-part episode that considers John Keats’ gorgeous poem. Set in a dreamy medieval world of castles, blood feuds and esoteric folk rituals, Keats gives us a love story with some of the lushest and most opulent imagery in all of English poetry. However, we begin in a very different atmos…
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What would you give for 2.4M dollars? Would you give up everything, and if so, in what order would you choose to abandon your life and everyone in it? One man must quickly decide his answer. What he chooses and what happens next is a story that uncovers the not-so-secret depravity of an entire country. The book: No Country for Old Men The author: C…
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Send us a Text Message. TW: Very graphic eyeball stuff at 59:20 Hello! In honor of Janey's birthday (which she shares with the Bard himself), we're telling more Shakespeare stories! This week, Janey is going to make us all weepy with the gut-wrenching story of King Lear, and aging king in the throws of dementia. Because these plays are so long, we …
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In 2020, I talked about democracy with filmmaker/writer/organizer/activist, ASTRA TAYLOR. Four years later, following a pandemic, waves of protests, an insurrection, and a couple of ongoing wars, we revisit our fragile and threatened way of political life. She’s been busy - working with the Debt Collective, a union of debtors she co-founded, and wr…
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Send us a Text Message. For our final episode focusing on Shakespeare, we look at his sonnets, arguably the most famous collection of lyric poems in the language. Support the Show. Please like, subscribe, and rate the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, or wherever you listen. Thank you! Email: classicenglishliterature@gmail.com Follow me on Instagr…
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Earth Day 2024 is April 22nd. Here’s my 2011 conversation with JANINE BENYUS, who coined a term and invented a field called Biomimicry. After 3.8 billion years of R&D on this planet, failures are fossils. What surrounds us in the natural world has succeeded and survived. So why not learn as much as we can from what works? Nature has already solved …
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This episode was first published on April 14, 2022, and it's still one of our favorites. We return next week with a new episode covering No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy. Enjoy! America's Most Wanted was a television show launched by a man who knew what it meant to lose a child forever, in the blink of an eye, to the hands of a monster. He…
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Send us a Text Message. On this week's episode, Max tells a story about a little baby woman who friend-zones a bird, and Janey is going to tell us three stories about a girl who goes on a world-tour to solve crimes and collect Daddies. Enjoy! Janey's Sources - Tales of a Parrot "World Tales" collected by Idries Shah Full Free Text Wikipedia article…
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Jumoke Abdullahi is a speaker, writer and one half of the duo behind The Triple Cripples, a platform created to increase visibility & highlight the lack of representation and discrimination faced by Black and non-Black women, femmes and non-binary people of colour, living with disabilities. The Triple Cripples Instagram Ted X talk _________________…
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Not all heroes wear capes or have long epic trilogies written about them. Some live quiet lives, doing what they can to protect the most vulnerable. In a small Irish town, one man must choose if he'll become a hero or remain a silent enabler of a horrific system perpetrated by the church of his community. The book: Small Things Like These The autho…
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Send us a Text Message. TW for Max’s story: Cannibalism, Infanticide, and upsetting eyeball stuff On today's episode, Janey is going to tell us a silly-goofy little Italian love story, quickly followed by a horrifying tale about a man who is Big Stupid but loves his moms. Enjoy! Janey’s Sources - Filo d’Oro and Filomena Italian Folktales, selected …
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Why does our society produce more poverty than other wealthy countries? Why don’t we or why can’t we change our incentives? I speak with MARK RANK, about his books, THE POVERTY PARADOX and POORLY UNDERSTOOD: What America Gets Wrong About Poverty, and his latest, THE RANDOM FACTOR: How Chance & Luck Profoundly Shape Our Lives & the World Around Us. …
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