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Two mind-bending, and time-bending, adventures written and performed by Paul Francis Matthews: TIMEWAR SPQR: The might of ancient Rome is pitted against the dark forces of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. This is a stand alone 2hrs 20mins "movie for the ears". The Heretic's Forfeit: A tale of jealousy, murder and revenge spanning four centuries, featuring William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe. Each episode of this serial lasts approximately 25-30mins.
 
A recurring programme of free-wheeling music review and drunken debate. But what IS IT, you ask? We get drunk, listen to and talk about music (local and otherwise), and solve the world's problems. Submit a question, song, or comment, and we will bring it up next show!! For signed glossies or to profess your love:: waxyourbrass@gmail.com Or Check Out Our Sorry Home on the Web:: waxbrasserie.podomatic.com Stay Classy South Florida. © 2006 Riot! Productions, a subsidiary of SPQR Enterprises, In ...
 
Prior to awe-inspiring and breathtakingly breathtaking cold Table Reads of magnificent scripts and fantastic screenplays, we usually discuss in some depth some aspect of the performing arts or arts in general or the arts industries or related life lessons, sort of a presentational brainstorming session with rounded edges and big chunks of chewy chocolate. (Memo to self: never write descriptions when hungry for chocolate.) We’re unabashedly seldom at a loss for pithy words or pithy rhetoric, ...
 
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Episode Seven: Events spiral out of control, causing Olivia and Shakespeare to go on the run. In an effort to track down Olivia, Marlowe drops in on Professor Cosgrove. Meanwhile, back in Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, Olivia comes to a decision, unaware that it will put both their lives in danger.…
 
VE Day, the 8th of May 1945, saw the defeat of Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany. Or did it? TIMEWAR SPQR is an epic tale of adventure, heroism and romance in which the might of ancient Rome is pitted against the dark forces of Hitler's Third Reich. Rome wasn't built in a day, but it could be destroyed in one. Using just a Snowball microphone and some ol…
 
Episode Six: Shakespeare, accompanied by Olivia and Toby, visits the Marlowe archive at the British Museum. Here, the full extent of the original Christopher Marlowe’s villainy is laid bare. Olivia and Toby have difficulty believing Shakespeare’s story, but William devises a way to prove he is telling the truth. There are, however, unintended conse…
 
In 1593 the most famous playwright of his age, Christopher Marlowe, was stabbed to death in a pub in Deptford, which coincided almost exactly with the emergence of William Shakespeare, who then went on to take Marlowe’s place. In The Heretic’s Forfeit these things don’t happen. Marlowe, forewarned by a prophecy, cheats death, then poisons Shakespea…
 
In this episode I introduce Jaye Wiley of Wiley Games. We talk about his rules, Fistfull of Lead and the new partnership with Footsore Miniatures. Fistfull of Lead is the Core set of rules that will be played with Footsore Modern miniatures. Look for more supplements and campaign books in the future.…
 
In this episode we interview Phatis! Phatis talks about his past and what he is presently doing for the miniatures game, Mortal Gods. Phatis explains the history behind the miniatures that come with the Mortal Gods Core set and goes into detail about the uniforms and weapons that were used. The purpose of this episode is to educate gamers new and o…
 
In this episode we talk about who Footsore Miniatures is, the games we make and our future plans for the Podcast. We talk about Gangs of Rome, Mortal Gods and Andy Hobday's Kickstarter Barons Wars. This is our very first Podcast so the quality is hit and miss in places. Please bare with us we promise you future podcasts will sound better.…
 
Pope Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae was one of the most controversial papal documents of the 20th Century, reiterating the Catholic Church’s teaching on procreation and artificial contraception. Luke and Victoria discuss Humanae Vitae on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, and how the document – along with the acceptance and rejection of it – has affect…
 
Victoria and Luke continue to look at Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, discussing the grace woven through the book, the power of Julia’s choice, and Cordelia’s child-like faith. Download this episode (right click and save) Subscribe and give a nice rating to the Catholics Read podcast on iTunes. Like, follow and share us on Facebook, Twitter an…
 
Luke & Victoria explore Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, discussing the book’s strange hope amidst a series of disasters and its demonstration of “gritty grace”. Download this episode (right click and save) Subscribe and give a nice rating to the Catholics Read podcast on iTunes. Like, follow and share us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Dona…
 
St Thérèse of Lisieux’s Story of a Soul, published after her death, is one of the most popular spiritual books in the modern world. While the young French Carmelite could have remained obscure, St Thérèse is now recognised as a Catholic spiritual giant and Doctor of the Church. Luke & Kiara discuss St Thérèse of Lisieux’s Story of a Soul, the beaut…
 
Luke & Kiara discuss Elizabeth Anscombe’s Mr. Truman’s Degree, including the role of political realism in the conclusion of World War II and the analogy of pacifism and celibacy. The team also explore how sloppy reasoning – no matter how noble – can lead to dire consequences. Download this episode (right click and save) The post Catholics Read Mr. …
 
Natalia Sanmartín Fenollera’s The Awakening of Miss Primm is the contemporary Spanish author’s first novel, exploring the immersion of a modern woman into a world very foreign to our own – yet very familiar to our yearnings. Victoria, Luke and Kiara discuss Natalia Sanmartín Fenollera’s The Awakening of Miss Primm, the beauty of San Ireneo, and the…
 
Benedict XVI’s Last Testament marks the Pope Emeritus’ final published text, rounding out his prolific writing career with a series of reflections on his life. Luke and Victoria explore Benedict XVI’s Last Testament, discussing his ability to maintain charity under immense criticism, and the sense of integrity of freedom in himself which comes thro…
 
Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility is the famous writer’s first published novel, and continues to remain popular over 200 years after its inital publication. Victoria and Luke explore Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, looking at the battle between sense and sensibility, how the book reflects us back to ourselves, and what St Thérèse of Lisieux …
 
Minister and evangelist David Wilkerson’s The Cross and the Switchblade details the miraculous journey of the young Wilkerson as he sought to evangelise the youth gangs of 1950s New York. Luke and Victoria discuss The Cross and the Switchblade, David Wilkerson’s refreshing radicality, and how it can help Catholics to trust in the power of God. Down…
 
Julius Caesar’s The Conquest of Gaul provides an account of the expansion of Rome and a prequel to Caesar’s rise to power. Kiara, Victoria and Luke discuss Julius Caesar’s The Conquest of Gaul, Caesar’s matter-of-fact writing style and the hints of this style seen in later great authors. Download this episode (right click and save) Read Julius Caes…
 
Behind many Catholic families, parishes and communities are devout mothers imploring their Heavenly Mother to intercede for their needs through the Rosary. In his poem, The Trimmin’s on the Rosary, John O’Brien (Msgr. Patrick Joseph Hartigan) humorously and endearingly describes the regular practice of the Rosary in early Irish-Australian families.…
 
What could an early 20th-century journalist have to say about the current social and political tensions in the 21st-century Western world? In this episode, Luke, Kiara and Victoria explore G.K. Chesterton’s Heretics. The team particularly look at G.K. Chesterton’s commentary on the need to love our neighbour as a person, not an abstraction – whethe…
 
The Works of Mercy were promoted by Pope Francis extensively in last year’s Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. A great introduction to these works can be found in Work of Mercy by Catholic author and blogger Mark P. Shea. In this episode, Luke, Kiara and Victoria discuss Mark Shea’s Work of Mercy. The team look at how the Works of Mercy highlight the …
 
Robert Browning is one of the great English poets, with My Last Duchess providing a short introduction to his work. In this episode, Luke and Victoria react to Robert Browning’s My Last Duchess, discussing Browning’s technique for creating considerable tension in the poem. https://cradio.org.au/assets/catholicsread/CatholicsRead_MyLastDuchess.mp3 R…
 
Something Other than God is a memoir written by Catholic writer and speaker Jeniffer Fulwiler, focusing on her conversion from atheism to Catholicism. In this episode, Luke, Kiara and Victoria explore the notion of humility in approaching hard Church teachings, prayer for celebrities, and Kiara’s own conversion from atheism. https://cradio.org.au/a…
 
Challenge to the Privy Council is a testament by the Jesuit priest and martyr St Edmund Campion, composed on his mission in Elizabethan England. The work, written while in hiding from laws making the Catholic priesthood illegal, details his purpose for coming to England and his challenge to debate with various scholars about the truth of the Cathol…
 
Letter from Birmingham Jail is a letter by Martin Luther King Jr. In this letter, King justifies his non-violent action to his fellow Christian clergy who are apprehensive about his methods. In this episode, Luke, Kiara & Victoria discuss Letter From Birmingham Jail, exploring the influence of Martin Luther King Jr’s Christian faith on his work, an…
 
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