Best Shakespeare podcasts we could find (Updated December 2018)
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NT Talks
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Welcome to our collection of conversations recorded live from the National Theatre stages, including interviews with actors, directors and playwrights.
 
Shakespeare Sundays with Chop Bard, is a practical, and enthusiastic exploration of William Shakespeare’s work. Each episode will take on a single subject taken from his words, lines, poetry, themes, or resources, in order to better understand them, and find out what use can be made of them.
 
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In Our Time
Weekly
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
 
harry.barandes uses Narro to create a podcast of articles transcribed to audio.
 
Popular culture, poetry, music and visual arts and the roles they play in our society.
 
Historical themes, events and key individuals from Akhenaten to Xenophon.
 
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ReConsider
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Politics without perspectives. We challenge you to reconsider your views by providing context. But we don't do the thinking for you.
 
Shakespeare, Austen and Steinbeck were good and that, but what if you’d got to study what really floated your boat at school? Alternative comedy, big-screen musicals, makeover shows, summer blockbusters... even those Kardashians. Join the After School Culture Club as we prep a different essay set by our teachers each week. We’ll dissect in (some say too much) detail the subjects which have had a far bigger impact on our lives than we were led to believe oxbow lakes and quicksand would. Wheth ...
 
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Front Row
Daily
 
Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music
 
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Alaska Live
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Live musical performances and conversations with KUAC host Lori Neufeld.
 
Old Hollywood REALNESS is the podcast dedicated to celebrating all the glitz and glamour of the silver screen. Join Kathleen Noll and Philip Estrada as they gab, gush and recap all the classics. Join us as we journey through Hollywood History, from the mad cap black & white flicks to the technicolor dreams that Hollywood produced in the heydays of studio system.
 
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The Sword and Laser
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Read along with the Sword and Laser book club! From classic science fiction to the latest gritty fantasy, we cover it. Subscribe for book discussions, author interviews, hot releases, and news from the genre fiction world!
 
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Word of Mouth
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Series exploring the world of words and the ways in which we use them
 
This podcast series features recordings of academic papers from workshops, conferences and seminars in the University College Dublin Humanities Institute. The UCD Humanities Institute provides a creative architectural and conceptual space for interdisciplinary research in the humanities and allied disciplines. The Institute forms an integral element within UCD's strategic mission to develop as a research intensive university and has set itself the objective of enhancing the critical mass and ...
 
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RadioWest
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Conversation and stories that explore the way the world works. Produced by KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City and hosted by Doug Fabrizio. Find archived episodes at http://radiowest.org
 
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Lexicon Valley
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Lexicon Valley is a show about language, from pet peeves, syntax, and etymology to neurolinguistics and the death of languages. Hosted by linguist John McWhorter.
 
My new podcast 'Under The Skin' asks: what's beneath the surface - of people we admire, of the ideas that define our time, of the history we are told. Speaking with guests from the world of academia, popular culture and the arts, they'll help us to see the ulterior truth behind our constructed reality. And have a laugh.
 
True stories for English speakers learning Spanish. From the makers of Duolingo, the most popular language-learning app, comes a new podcast that delivers fascinating real-life stories in easy-to-understand Spanish with English narration. These are not language lessons; they’re life lessons through language. Hosted by Martina Castro, co-founder of NPR’s Radio Ambulante.
 
Great Works in Western Literature with Joseph Pearce, hosted by Kris McGregor,This series examines, from the Judeo-Christian perspective, the life, the times, and influence of authors of great works in literature. This program offers Catholic Cultural Apologetic for those on the discerning journey.
 
Build your English vocabulary in six minutes. Every Monday join two of our presenters and hear about different ways to develop your vocabulary knowledge and skills.
 
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The Cultures
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A podcast by Adrian Hon, Andrea Phillips, and Naomi Alderman on technology, books, publishing, games, science, religion, films, TV, politics, and how to live a good life.
 
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ESOL Extras
Rare
 
ESOL listening practice materials for IELTS, FCE, GCSE etc
 
Radio Drama at its best every Sunday evening.
 
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RadioWest
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Conversation and stories that explore the way the world works. Produced by KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City and hosted by Doug Fabrizio. Find archived episodes at http://radiowest.org
 
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Classics For Kids
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Introduce children to classical music in a fun and entertaining way.
 
Each week on the Key of David Gerald Flurry discusses world news in the clear light of Bible prophecy.
 
A weekly one-hour conversation with guest experts and callers about travel, cultures, people, and the things we find around the world that give life its extra sparkle. Rick Steves is America's leading authority on travel to Europe and beyond. Host and writer of over a hundred public television travel shows and author of 30 best-selling guidebooks, Rick now brings his passion for exploring and understanding our world to public radio. Related travel information and message boards on www.rickst ...
 
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ChooseFI
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Jonathan & Brad explore the world of Financial Independence. They discuss reducing expenses, crushing debt, building passive income streams through online businesses and real estate. How to pay off debt, Crush your grocery bill and travel the world for free. Every episode is packed with content and actionable tips and no topic is too big or small as long as it speeds up the process of reaching financial independence. If Mr Money Mustache, Tim Ferriss & Pat Flynn came together to make a podca ...
 
The Generation Why Podcast released its first episode in 2012 and pioneered the true crime genre in the podcasting world. Two friends, Aaron & Justin, break down theories and give their opinions on unsolved murders, controversies, mysteries and conspiracies.
 
Join Richard and Jason as they venture through a sea of terrible movies! Ranging from unecessary sequels to films ranging from b to z grade quality they dig through the obscure and forgotten to find a film worthy of praise!
 
Celebrating baby boomers fifty and better who are on the move and transforming the spirit and style of aging! Give me just fifteen minutes of your time and I’ll give you interviews with authors, actors, and experts who will inspire you to make significant and positive change in your own life.
 
5 Minutes in Church History, hosted by Dr. Stephen Nichols, is a weekly podcast that provides an informal and informative look at church history. Join us each week as we take a brief break from the present to go exploring the past. Travel back in time as we look at the people, events, and even the places that have shaped the story of Christianity. Each podcast offers an easily digestible glimpse of how the eternal, unchangeable God has worked in the church over prior generations, and how thi ...
 
Hello world. This is Esthme. I love classic poetry. I love to read poetry aloud. I need a hobby and this is my way to indulge myself. Hope you like it, but if you don't, it's ok, you don't have to listen. I'm just having fun.😊
 
Join host Sean Rice (Second Clarinet, NAC Orchestra) as he explores the world of classical music and its great composers. In this series of audio programmes you can look forward to hearing insightful commentary about upcoming NAC Orchestra programmes as well as musical excerpts and interviews with NACO musicians and guest artists.
 
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Trumpcast
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A quasi-daily podcast from Slate chronicling Donald Trump's rise to the presidency and his current administration. Journalists Virginia Heffernan and León Krauze talk to reporters, historians, psychiatrists, and other experts to help explain who this man is and why this is happening, right now, in the United States of America.
 
This is How to Read Literature Like a Knight, the podcast produced by West Lauderdale High School Advanced Placement Literature and Composition students. We are totally non-profit and challenge no copyrights.
 
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Gilmore Ball Z
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A podcast where a married couple force each other to watch Gilmore Girls and Dragon Ball Z to find common ground.
 
From emerging writers to international successes, the National Library of Australia’s Arts and Literature Talks take you into the minds and reveal the creative processes of some of the world’s best writers.
 
Screencasts about eBook Production
 
WNYC's Sara Fishko with sound-rich essays on art, culture, music and media - past and present.
 
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Doug Loves Minis
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Bonus mini-episodes from the hit podcast Doug Loves Movies! Hear Doug and his friends chat and play games in rental cars, hotel rooms, airport lounges and even on comedy club stages, and get exclusive audio from Doug's popular live show "The Benson Movie Interruption."
 
Showcasing BBC Radio 5 live's news specials, including in-depth interviews and documentaries.
 
A regular podcast telling the story of England with warmth and wit and enthusiasm. The story of the great names and the events that made England the mosaic it is today; the daily lives of the people who made it so. We take a chronological approach, from the cataclysmic end of Roman Britain, all the way through to the present day – when we get there! Along the way we follow the major highways of history, and some of the side roads too – what it was like to live in the Middle Ages, why the dif ...
 
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Main Street
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Main Street, hosted by Doug Hamilton and with contributor Ashley Thornberg, keeps its finger on the pulse of Prairie Public's broadcast region
 
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Fictional
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Classic lit with a modern tone, every other week. From the creators of Myths and Legends, comes an altogether same-but-different podcast set in the world of classic lit. These are the stories of Dracula, The Time Machine, The Three Musketeers. They're stories written by Jane Austen, Shakespeare, and H.P. Lovecraft, but with a casual, modern tone. Listen as Jason and Carissa Weiser breathe new life into the classics and tell the stories of some of the greatest books ever written.
 
Essential listening for the broadcast production, journalism and technology communities. Practical advice on all aspects of TV, radio, journalism.
 
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Sport + Life
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Humanities Connection explores the intersection of the humanities and our daily lives, reflects on the past, present, and future, celebrates the power of literature, and demonstrates the importance of the humanities to understand the human experience.
 
Join us each month as we engage in philosophical discussions about the most common-place topics with host Jack Russell Weinstein, professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Dakota. He is the director of The Institute for Philosophy in Public Life.
 
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
 
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Jack Russell Weinstein discusses police ethics with Luke Hunt of Radford University in Virginia. Hunt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice. His primary research interests are at the intersection of political philosophy, jurisprudence, and criminal justice, and are informed by his professional background. After graduat ...…
 
“Congressman Erik: just say no.” Erik’s on the warpath over that darned image we got for the listener Q&A, so Xander and Erik are going to talk about how the US government actually spends its money. Prepare to be surprised!
 
June 5, 1983. Chino Hills, California. The Ryen family consisted of Douglas, Peggy, Jessica and Joshua. They had invited Joshua's friend, Christopher Hughes, to stay the night. The next day after Chrs hadn't returned, his father visited the Ryen home to look for him. Soon after, he would make a terrible discovery. Sometime during the night the ...…
 
As an unperfect actor on the stage, Who with his fear is put besides his part, Or some fierce thing replete with too much rage, Whose strength’s abundance weakens his own heart, So I, for fear of trust, forget to say The perfect ceremony of love’s rite, And in mine own love’s strength seem to decay, O’ercharg’d with burden of mine own love’s mi ...…
 
The game played out, the Mary entered London and the Duke was to die. But Northumberland had one more surprise to springBy familycrowther@btinternet.com (David Crowther).
 
What is "lazy", anyway? Can a robot be Jewish? How do you survive winter? Follow us at @culturescast, and our hosts on Twitter at @adrianhon @naomialderman @andrhia We're on Mastodon at @adrianhon@mastodon.social @naomialderman@mastodon.social @andrhia@wandering.shop
 
https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/ia601507.us.archive.org/9/items/Season3Episode6Final/Season%203%20Episode%206%20Final.mp3 The Androids have invaded Earth and they’re super confused why people know they’re robots–despite obviously being a robot. Meanwhile, Sherry isn’t a robot, but she still doesn’t make any sense. Also Rachel Gatlin is bac ...…
 
Whether Jane and Guildford understood the commotion in the city outside the Tower we do not know, but it was the duty of her father, the Duke of Suffolk, to break the newsBy familycrowther@btinternet.com (David Crowther).
 
Ballet is a theatrical performance that tells a story using music, costumes, sets, and dance. Victoria Morgan, artistic director of the Cincinnati Ballet, talks with Naomi Lewin about ballet and ballet terms.
 
Virginia Heffernan talks to analyst Mieke Eoyang, Vice President for Third Way’s National Security Program, about all things James Comey, including his testimony and takes on his role and righteousness, and what we would want to hear from him. Plus, Rex Tillerson, the new UN ambassador and how Trump elects women to his cabinet, and more Trump-R ...…
 
From identity and mental health to James Joyce and religion, Blindboy from The Rubberbandits enlightens us on today's first live Under The Skin podcast. Recorded in Dublin, Ireland.
 
An expert on Antoni Gaudí reveals what the Modernista architect had envisioned for Barcelona's magnificent Sagrada Família church, and shares updates on the work to complete what Gaudí started 135 years ago. And travel writer Seth Kugel makes the case for letting serendipity play a role in your trip’s itinerary. For more information on Travel w ...…
 
Friday, December 7 – The Santa Run in Bismarck helps improve the lives of those facing addiction. This year’s run will feature a special guest: Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Craig Mitchell, who started the Midnight Mission Running Club to help people dealing with addiction and homelessness. The club inspired a documentary titled “Skid Row Ma ...…
 
As Bruce Springsteen nears the end of his 236-show run in New York, Kate Mossman reviews Springsteen on Broadway, the new Netflix film of his stage show based on his autobiography Born to Run, in which he looks back on his life and performs songs on acoustic guitar and piano.From James Bond nemesis Blofeld to Scar from the Lion King – facial di ...…
 
A lot of people hate bugs, but even most bug haters have a soft spot for bees. The biologist Thor Hanson has written a new book that explores the natural history of bees. It's about where they come from, how they work and how we can help them. (Rebroadcast)By dfabrizio@kuer.org (Doug Fabrizio).
 
A lot of people hate bugs, but even most bug haters have a soft spot for bees. The biologist Thor Hanson has written a new book that explores the natural history of bees. It's about where they come from, how they work and how we can help them. (Rebroadcast)By dfabrizio@kuer.org (Doug Fabrizio).
 
Around the 14th July a ship called the Greyhound sailed into Orwell Haven. Its captain was in gaol in Lowestoft, its crew had smashed open the cash box. Meeting with Sir Henry Jermingham may well have changed the course of history.By familycrowther@btinternet.com (David Crowther).
 
An update from Marla Taner on 2018’s best travel reward options, a hack for keeping your bills low, a review of Monday’s episode with Doc G. Jonathan tries out a new service to ensure that his bills are staying low. Billfixers.com is fixing a ‘pain point’ for Jonathan. How can someone balance simplicity, and a willingness to say yes to opportun ...…
 
The French president has told the world about his love for Germany. What will his ignorance of history and prophecy mean for Europe, America and the whole world?
 
Thursday, December 6 – Jack Russell Weinstein joins us with a preview of this Sunday’s “Why? Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life” when he’ll be discussing police ethics with Luke Hunt of Radford University in Virginia. ~~~ Chuck Lura shares a Natural North Dakota essay about the upcoming Geminid Meteor Shower. ~~~ A new technology all ...…
 
The Verge is writing SciFi for a better tomorrow, plus is Roald Dahl Fantasy? Is It's a Wonderful Life SciFi?By feedback@swordandlaser.com (Tom Merritt and Veronica Belmont).
 
Screenwriter Jimmy McGovern talks about his new BBC One drama Care, starring Sheridan Smith, Alison Steadman and Sinead Keenan, which looks at the personal challenges of caring for a parent with dementia and the struggle to find good and affordable care.Cuban performance artist Tania Bruguera talks to us from her home in Havana and explains why ...…
 
This week, we'll explore the difference between "wreaked" and "wrought," learn a trick to never misuse or misspell "crescendo" again, and answer the question: Could we understand alien beings?FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRLYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirlTwitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirlFacebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirlPinterest: ...…
 
Join acclaimed psychotherapist, highly regarded author and frequent guest expert on national television, Dr. Robi Ludwig, as she shares the keys to aging with joy and purpose in her new book, Your Best Age is NOW! If you hope to “embrace an ageless mindset, reenergize your dreams and live a soul-satisfying life,” you won’t want to miss this liv ...…
 
Robert Frank's The Americans was published in France in 1958, came to America in 1959, and is said to have changed everything for the art of photography. Frank is our guest in this archival edition of Fishko Files. (Produced in 2009)
 
https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/ia601507.us.archive.org/16/items/BardockFatherOfGokuFinal/Bardock%20Father%20Of%20Goku%20Final.mp3 For the second bonus episode, Paige and Grant discover what actually happened to Planet Vegeta. American Alt Rock. American Alt Rock happened to Planet Vegeta.
 
What would it take to get you to have a real conversation with someone you completely disagree with? It’s the question at the heart of Next Door Strangers, a podcast by journalist Andrea Smardon.By dfabrizio@kuer.org (Doug Fabrizio).
 
What would it take to get you to have a real conversation with someone you completely disagree with? It’s the question at the heart of Next Door Strangers, a podcast by journalist Andrea Smardon.By dfabrizio@kuer.org (Doug Fabrizio).
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the war in Europe which begain in 1618 and continued on such a scale and with such devastation that its like was not seen for another three hundred years. It pitched Catholics against Protestants, Lutherans against Calvinists and Catholics against Catholics across the Holy Roman Empire, drawing in their neighbour ...…
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the war in Europe which begain in 1618 and continued on such a scale and with such devastation that its like was not seen for another three hundred years. It pitched Catholics against Protestants, Lutherans against Calvinists and Catholics against Catholics across the Holy Roman Empire, drawing in their neighbour ...…
 
Northumberland made good speed towards East Anglia and Mary, and his army swelled with troops and artillery. But in London, the mood was ugly, and Mary was having some success too.By familycrowther@btinternet.com (David Crowther).
 
It is no wonder that students just want to be done with their field placements; they want their lives back. But when a student is running toward graduation like someone running from a house fire, closing with clients can too often be overlooked. https://www.socialworker.com/feature-articles/practice/The_Importance_of_Closure/…
 
When she was growing up in Santiago, Chile, Yasna Mussa says it was common for her friend’s families to employ nannies. Even though these workers, mostly women, spent most of their days caring for these families, Yasna remembers them being somewhat invisible. She didn’t take notice of this until she became a nanny herself in a foreign country. ...…
 
Virginia Heffernan tackles the history of Trump-Russia ties with Seth Abramson, author of “Proof of Collusion” and an arbiter of curatorial journalism. Virginia poses questions for Seth from Twitter, including a speed round examining the role of women whitewashing Trump, the prospective futures of Ivanka Trump and Michael Flynn, and the best an ...…
 
Wednesday, December 5 – A new report by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law estimates that 77,000 LGBT youth in the U.S. ages 13 to 17 will undergo conversion therapy attempts. The therapy is the subject of the new film “Boy Erased,” and it’s a practice the American Psychiatric Association strongly opposes. Here to discuss the issu ...…
 
Maggi Hambling discusses her new exhibition The Quick and the Dead at Jerwood Gallery in Hastings, which centres on paintings and drawings made over the past decade, in which she has portrayed four fellow artists - Sebastian Horsley, Sarah Lucas, Julian Simmons and Juergen Teller - whose lives have intersected at various points, and who have cr ...…
 
December marks the start of the application process for the NAC’s annual Young Artist Program (Y.A.P). To highlight this wonderful training program, Charles ‘Chip’ Hamann, Principal Oboe, NAC Orchestra and YAP faculty member guest hosts this episode of the NACOcast. Chip speaks with members of the 2018 YAP Wind Program about their experience be ...…
 
Wednesday morning, KUER is airing George H.W. Bush's funeral. At 7:00 p.m. on RadioWest, we're talking about the political strategist Machiavelli, and his advice on how to choose a good leader. (Rebroadcast)By dfabrizio@kuer.org (Doug Fabrizio).
 
Wednesday morning, KUER is airing George H.W. Bush's funeral. At 7:00 p.m. on RadioWest, we're talking about the political strategist Machiavelli, and his advice on how to choose a good leader. (Rebroadcast)By dfabrizio@kuer.org (Doug Fabrizio).
 
Mary's letter of 10th July brought home an uncomfortable truth that Northumberland had expected to avoid - that Jane must fight for her crown. If an army could be foundBy familycrowther@btinternet.com (David Crowther).
 
Toward the end of his life, Charles Spurgeon found himself having to defend biblical truth against the onslaught of unbelief. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History recorded live at Ligonier’s 2018 West Coast Conference, Drs. Stephen Nichols and Steven Lawson continue their discussion on Spurgeon’s life and legacy. Read the transcript.…
 
Tuesday, December 4 — “The Children of Lincoln” is a new book from Professor William Green of Augsburg University. It’s subtitled “White Paternalism and the Limits of Black Opportunity in Minnesota 1860-1876.” Dr. Green joins us to discuss this interesting slice of the reconstruction era. ~~~ NPR is inviting students around the country to creat ...…
 
Twelve flights. Twelve travellers. Twelve stories. David Szalay talks about his new book, Turbulence, which features lives in turmoil, each in some way touching the next. David Szalay was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2016 – and Turbulence is an original Radio 4 commission. The 55th annual Golden Horse awards, dubbed the "Chinese Osca ...…
 
In his film Hale County This Morning, This Evenin g, director RaMell Ross abandons the traditional documentary form, opting for a kind of lyrical and and vivid portrait of life in the modern South.By dfabrizio@kuer.org (Doug Fabrizio).
 
In his film Hale County This Morning, This Evenin g, director RaMell Ross abandons the traditional documentary form, opting for a kind of lyrical and and vivid portrait of life in the modern South.By dfabrizio@kuer.org (Doug Fabrizio).
 
Podcast of Professor Roy Liuzza's lecture as part of 'Conflicting Chronologies in the Pre-modern World: Measuring Time from Antiquity to the Middle Ages and Renaissance'.
 
Podcast of Professor Stephen Heyworth's lecture as part of 'Conflicting Chronologies in the Pre-modern World: Measuring Time from Antiquity to the Middle Ages and Renaissance'.
 
Mary had a decision to make - submit, fight or flee. She took the decision with her household - and they raised the rafters with their cheers.By familycrowther@btinternet.com (David Crowther).
 
Monday, December 3 – Poems inspired by the life and work of Bob Dylan are the theme of a new book, Visiting Bob, published by New Rivers Press. Joining us to discuss the project are editors Thom Tammaro and Alan Davis. ~~~ We share another story from NPR reporter Jeff Brady who recently visited North Dakota to get an update from the oil patch. ...…
 
For his final role as an actor, Robert Redford plays a charming bank robber in The Old Man and the Gun, harking back to his early roles in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting. Tim Robey reviews. Booker prize winning narrator of Anna Burns’s Milkman reads 19th century novels as she cannot bear the 20th century. What do other fiction ...…
 
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