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‘I have written a blasphemous book’, said Melville when his novel was first published in 1851, ‘and I feel as spotless as the lamb’. Deeply subversive, in almost every way imaginable, Moby-Dick is a virtual, alternative bible – and as such, ripe for reinterpretation in this new world of new media. Out of Dominion was born its bastard child – or perhaps its immaculate conception – the Moby-Dick Big Read: an online version of Melville’s magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud ...
 
“Call me Ishmael” is one of the most famous opening lines in American literature. With these words, opens one of the strangest and most gripping stories ever written about the sea and sea-faring. Moby Dick by Herman Melville is today considered one of the greatest novels written in America but paradoxically, it was a miserable failure when it first made its debut in 1851. Entitled Moby Dick or The Whale the book finally got its due after the author's death and is now regarded as a classic po ...
 
The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade was the last major novel by Herman Melville, the American writer and author of Moby-Dick. Published on April 1, 1857 (presumably the exact day of the novel's setting), The Confidence-Man was Melville's tenth major work in eleven years. The novel portrays a Canterbury Tales-style group of steamboat passengers whose interlocking stories are told as they travel down the Mississippi River toward New Orleans. The novel is written as cultural satire, allegory, an ...
 
A podcast about English literature texts for senior high students. I am a teacher of senior English and Literature in Melbourne, Australia but have also taught at schools in New South Wales and in Oxford in the UK. If you're wondering about the title of the podcast, it's a reference to my name, Mrs Watkins and what many regard as the best opening line to a book: "Call me Ishmael" from Herman Melville's "Moby Dick".
 
Typee is Herman Melville's first book, recounting his experiences after having jumped ship in the Marquesas Islands in 1842, and becoming a captive of a cannibal island tribe. It was an immediate success in America and England, and was Melville's most popular work during his lifetime. It was not until the end of the 1930's that it was surpassed in popularity by Moby Dick, more than thirty years after his death. The story provoked harsh criticism for its condemnation of missionary efforts in ...
 
Join Lex Pelger on his weekly quest to decipher the ways people are biohacking their bodies and minds with topics like cannabinoids, psychonautics, and more. Spanning traditional healing to the newest scientific breakthroughs, experts reveal their insights into how we can engineer our lives through a better understanding of the world around us. Brought to you every Monday by CV Sciences.
 
Is sleep a struggle for you in these stressful times? Do you lie awake at night, staring at the ceiling while overwhelmed with stress and anxiety? Do you wake up in the middle of the night and find that the return to sleep escapes you? Then try out Sleepy Times Tales. Let me tell you a story that will help distract your mind, to gently overcome the mental and emotional resistance to sleep that's the hallmark of insomnia. So if you, or someone you know, is suffering with insomnia, subscribe a ...
 
At Church of the Rock we have a goal to help people Know God, Live Free, and Find Purpose. We are one church that meets in multiple locations including our interactive online campus at www.churchoftherock.live. Our messages feature the trademark humour and authenticity of Pastor Mark Hughes. For more information please visit ChurchoftheRock.ca or download our app.
 
At Church of the Rock we have a goal to help people Know God, Live Free, and Find Purpose. We are one church that meets in multiple locations including our interactive online campus at www.churchoftherock.live. Our messages feature the trademark humour and authenticity of Pastor Mark Hughes. For more information please visit ChurchoftheRock.ca or download our app.
 
Published in 1866, Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War is a collection of poems about the Civil War by Herman Melville. Many of the poems are inspired by second- and third-hand accounts from print news sources (especially the Rebellion Record) and from family and friends. A handful of trips Melville took before, during, and after the war provide additional angles of vision into the battles, the personalities, and the moods of war. In an opening note, Melville describes his project not so mu ...
 
Two years after his wife's death, oceanographer and former navy SEAL, Atticus Young, attempts to reconcile with his rebellious daughter, Giona, by taking her on the scuba dive of a lifetime-swimming with a pod of peaceful humpback whales in the Gulf of Maine. But the beauty of the sea belies a terror from the deep-a horrific creature as immense as it is ancient. There is no blood, no scream, no fight. Giona is swallowed whole by the massive jaws. Only Atticus remains to suffer the shame of t ...
 
A whaling ship stops at a remote Polynesian island. The crew aboard is exhausted after a grueling six-month voyage in which they suffered ill-treatment and drudgery. Two men decide to abandon ship and hide on the island, living off the fruit of the land, until they can get on board a more conducive ship. However, to their consternation they discover that part of the island paradise is peopled by a savage and cannibalistic tribe called the Typees. As destiny would have it, they fall into the ...
 
New for 2016! This audio-only podcast from BillMoyers.com offers compelling and vital conversation about life and the state of American democracy, featuring some of the best thinkers of our time. A range of scholars, artists, activists, scientists, philosophers and newsmakers bring context, insight and meaning to important topics, like the 2016 Election. Subscribe to the podcast for an audio version of this Web-only series.
 
Shipwreck is a San Francisco-based erotic fanfiction competition that pits six great writers against one great book each month. Fics are performed to a live audience by our resident thespian, that we might preserve author anonymity till the votes are tallied. Hosted by Amy Stephenson and Casey Childers.
 
RACING NOTES 4K29 is an editorial video podcast of short stories on racing. From Formula 1, Le Mans, Endurance Racing, Desert Racing, GT Racing, Street Racing, to Rally Racing. These short editorial videos will also tell the stories of super fast machines, and the personal stories of the racers, and the stories of their team. These are the short stories of racing teams exhibiting their burning ambition to reach the top of the podium in every race they partake.
 
50 Shows. Some of the best shows ever produced. Titles like 20000 Leagues Under the Sea, A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court, Around the World in 80 Days, Casablanca, Grapes of Wrath, Gulliver's Travels, Red Badge of Courage, Snow White, The Time Machine, Wuthering Heights and many more. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/50-greatest-otr-shows/donations
 
SPORTB is an editorial video podcast of short stories on racing. From Formula 1, Le Mans, Endurance Racing, Desert Racing, GT Racing, Street Racing, to Rally Racing. These short editorial videos will also tell the stories of super fast machines, and the personal stories of the racers, and the stories of their team. These are the short stories of racing teams exhibiting their burning ambition to reach the top of the podium in every race they partake.
 
Opera San José is a professional, regional opera company that is unique in the United States. Maintaining a resident company of principal artists, Opera San José specializes in showcasing the finest young professional singers in the nation. In addition to mainstage performances, Opera San José maintains extensive educational programs in schools and in the community at large, and offers preview lectures and Introduction to Opera talks for all mainstage productions.
 
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Talia talks with Beth Skwarecki, senior health editor at Lifehacker, about three fascinating chapters. That's right -- we're BACK! After 33 episodes last year, we're off on the second year of Moby Dick Energy, and with hellish strength we are taking another stab at this great book. This week, we examine Melville's glowing and romantic depictions of…
 
The classic tale of a man and his whale is the route to a sleepy night for you tonight. Our protagonist starts to feel his wanderlust so signs up as a whaler. But things get off to a bit of an aggravating start. But fret not, this is an ideal candidate for a bedtime story to get you to sleep. Story (16:08) Find Moby Dick by Herman Melville https://…
 
We watched episode 19 of Legend of the Blue Sea. Michael pitches match.com's next advertising schtick and Robby can't understand why people brought eggs to an arrest transport. Robby's BLT this week is: Let's Make It Seductive by Kim Pas Michael's Fan Fix this week is: we freak on the cam by howdoyousleep and PrettierAndYounger https://archiveofour…
 
Charley Wininger guides us through using MDMA and other psychoactives to strengthen our relationships. He is the author of “Listening to Ecstasy: The Transformative Power of MDMA” and he’s a therapist specializing in relationships. This is a beautiful chat with lots of great advice. The site for his book: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/List…
 
Creating a gang to monitor using turn signals. Kids yeeting your stuff over the fence. Real life Megadesk. Hot Sauce. Who is hairier? No one has ever seen quicksand. Do you have a big head? Losing 200+ million in bitcoin in a landfill. Movie night. All 5 hosts and a lot of jibber jabber. Moby Dick. Live dinner guessing. More! Intro: Reddwarf Outro:…
 
Thanks to listener Joe for the heads up that the audio cut out! The bedtime story selected for your sleep is a Sleepy Time Tales original but followed up with a scholarly dissertation on the fae folk of Wales. We return to the enchanted forest of some of our earlier original tales in the first story for tonight. A gentle musing on the nature of fae…
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss F Scott Fitzgerald’s finest novel, published in 1925, one of the great American novels of the twentieth century. It is told by Nick Carraway, neighbour and friend of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby. In the age of jazz and prohibition, Gatsby hosts lavish parties at his opulent home across the bay from Daisy Bucha…
 
Do you go to a religious service for the celebration of St. Election? Ever been a victim of cooping? Well, after you listen to this episode, those things will make sense! Join Hailey in learning about Election Cake, real and violent election fraud, and what happens when things don't quite go as planned with voting. See acast.com/privacy for privacy…
 
Mary Porter co-founded the Looking Glass Peyote Church. She helps people reach higher dimensions of thinking... if they’re ready. The Looking Glass Peyote Church contact: peyotechurch.oforegon@gmail.com Two meditations she recommends: Winter Solstice 2020 Transmission - https://youtu.be/OlHhX9e2n-Q The Rainbow Bridge Transmission - https://youtu.be…
 
A try treatise of the perfect society from the perspective of the early 17th century is a perfect method to help you sleep. A fictionalised account of what the author considered a perfect society, Christian and noble, and better than his own corrupted society. Also not a particularly exciting story. Story (16:31) Find New Atlantis by Francis Bacon …
 
So this time it’s Brent, Turdhat, Fen. First time with us three. It worked! But you be the judge. Plaid because Brent reads this, and other reasons too. Brent was on show titles this week and was prolific, so I will leave the show notes to the TITLES: Lazy Soup 3 Shots, Then 2 Shots I’m A Different Kind of Gamer Clackity Clack I Saw “Evita” in Fres…
 
We watched the final episode of Legend of the Blue Sea with Re-Captain Kate! Robby has some disturbing muppet content, Michael only feels joy because of Aubrey Plaza, Kate has just seen Home Alone for the first time, and this is the best outfit ever. Robby's BLT this week is: Galge no Sekai de Shinyuu ga Ore o Sukida to Iidashite!? By Fujitobi Mich…
 
Merry New Year! Secret Santa, The Office and Peacock, Rob Reviews Wonder Woman 1984, Visine murders, someone call the police, a WWE construction project, so much non-sequitur free association your head will spin, plaid, roughly 40 sneezes, everyone in someone’s house has a different “disease”, phone calls from celebrities, what would Esta get from …
 
The time travelling classic sci fi is both interesting and a bit dry, so basically perfect for your bedtime needs. It starts at a dinner party with a man who has an impossible idea that he then demonstrates and ends thousands of years in the future. Yet somehow isn’t as exciting as it sounds. Story (15:13) Find The Time Machine by HG Wells https://…
 
We watched episode 18 of Legend of the Blue Sea! The show had Michael in the first half-- no lie, Robby saw ANDREW Rannels in Prom, and we take a break from solving mysteries to teach young ghouls the meaning of music. Robby's BLT this week is: Ore no Kaiketsu Shikorikata by Chiaki Kasai Michael's Fan Fix this week is: https://archiveofourown.org/w…
 
After a brief recap of Season 1, Lex will share about the trip that led him to writing his cannabinoid graphic novels based on Moby-Dick. “Call me Jasper.” And then he’ll walk us through the first 50 chapters – which covers the Amerikan history from the Golden Age of Cannabis after the Civil War up until the approval of Prop 215 in California legal…
 
Eggnog show 2020! Everyone had nog, and some damn near killed a guy. “I got poisoned.” Turdhat got his old twitter handle un-suspended. My pants fell down to my KNEES. Mr Rogers, Shia LeBOOF, driverless cocaine boats, NFL bathroom on yourself, Lambo driver with “LGOPNR” license plate, bees love weed, Flattus fixes “the business”, and more! Intro: R…
 
We pick up where we left off a year ago, with Claus as a man The young child, Claus, has grown up and gone out into the world to bring joy to the hard lives of the humans. And he discovers his talent for carving wooden toys. Story (16:04) Find ‘The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus’ by L. Frank Baum on Project Gutenberg https://www.gutenberg.org/e…
 
We watched episode 17 of Legend of the Blue Sea. Michael has made a stupid purchase and used it for porn, Robby is recording from the dark, and wants to collaborate with urban dictionary. Robby's Boys Love AAAAA Time this week is: Instant Ad-Lib by Kuroda Kurota Michael's Fan Fix this week is: The Very Memory of You by AlaskaRogers with art from De…
 
A classic Christmas tale is this week’s trip to a restful night. Probably don’t need to tell you much about this story. The miserly Scrooge is rude to his nephew and an employee and gets visited by the ghost of his former business partner. But you know what’s happening, so it won’t keep you awake. Story (16:44) Find A Christmas Carol by Charles Dic…
 
Next week is eggnog show! Trebek and Mmmmoby Dick. Let’s take a journey together….into Cyberspace. Secret Santa and the filthy filth post office. Cleveland and pumpkin pie off the balcony. Iron crotch Kung Fu. Disney pluuuuus, the Mandalorian, and you. We are all in a spaceship the size of a moon….no half a moon. Practicing Pachino? Dog beer. Bees.…
 
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