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The disappearance of a German spy and the gathering storm that foretells the prelude to World War I is what greets you in this riveting book. The further you read the more mysteries unfold like secret submarine plans with some pages missing found in the hands of a corpse. There's also family insanity in Cornwall, a dead Spaniard and mafia hiding in an empty London flat. His Last Bow was published in the Strand Magazine circa 1908 and included several other short stories as well. Even during ...
 
The typical action hero with a stiff upper lip whose actions speak louder than his words, a mysterious American who lives in dread of being killed, an anarchist plot to destabilize Greece, a deadly German spy network, a notebook entirely written in code, and all this set in the weeks preceding the outbreak of World War I. The Thirty-nine Steps, by John Buchan is a spy classic entirely worthy of its genre and will delight modern day readers with its complicated plot. It is also notable for be ...
 
For more than a century and a quarter, fans of detective fiction have enjoyed the doings of the iconic sleuth, Mr. Sherlock Holmes. In the company of his faithful companion, Dr Watson, Holmes has consistently delighted generations of readers. Created by a Scottish writer and physician, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this immortal private eye has solved cases for kings and commoners, lovely damsels and little old ladies, engineers and country squires and a legion of others who come to him in distres ...
 
A thrilling spy story, a children's adventure, a charming portrait of early twentieth century life in London and the countryside and a heart warming family tale are all combined in this classic of children's literature The Railway Children by E Nesbit. The book has remained on the list of the best-loved children's books ever since it was first published as a serial story in The London Magazine in 1905. Later, it was published in book form and won acclaim from critics and readers across the w ...
 
The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel is a high-quality serial mystery story for middle graders, performed by actual kids. Think Goonies, meets Spy Kids, meets Stranger Things for 8-12 year-olds. Listen along as eleven-year-old Mars Patel and his pals JP, Toothpick, and Caddie set out on a audacious adventure in search of two missing friends. The mysterious tech billionaire Oliver Pruitt might have a thing-or-two to say about their quest, because as he likes to say, To the stars! In ...
 
Present day readers live in a world that's emerged from the Cold War and the endless rivalry of the Super Powers but this book goes back and traces the origins of the conflict and mutual antagonism between nations. Kim by Rudyard Kipling is set against the background of the Great Game as it was called the tug-of-war between Britain and Russia for the control of Central Asia. The novel's action takes place during the Anglo-Afghan Wars of 1839-42. The novel's sweeping narrative, the depth of c ...
 
The Final Edition Radio Hour is digital age radio theatre, sizzling satire in the tradition of National Lampoon, South Park, and Spy Magazine. It's writer-driven, ferociously disrespectful comedy from a bi-coastal team led by original editor of National Lampoon, discoverer of Belushi & Chase, and star of "This Is Spinal Tap," Tony Hendra and his partner, Jeff Kreisler, bestselling author of the satire "Get Rich Cheating" and "Dollars & Sense," TV guy and winner of the Bill Hicks Spirit Award ...
 
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 ...
 
“Mark Phillips” is, or are, two writers: Randall Garrett and Laurence M. Janifer. Their joint pen-name, derived from their middle names (Philip and Mark), was coined soon after their original meeting, at a science-fiction convention. Both men were drunk at the time, which explains a good deal, and only one has ever sobered up. A matter for constant contention between the collaborators is which one. Originally published as That Sweet Little Old Lady, Brain Twister follows the adventures of FB ...
 
Greenmantle is the second of five Richard Hannay novels by John Buchan, first published in 1916 by Hodder & Stoughton, London. It is one of two Hannay novels set during the First World War, the other being Mr Standfast (1919); Hannay’s first and best-known adventure, The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915), is set in the period immediately before the war started. – Hannay is called in to investigate rumours of an uprising in the Muslim world, and undertakes a perilous journey through enemy territory to ...
 
First published in 1719, Robinson Crusoe is a book that marks the beginning of realistic fiction writing in English. Its simple, linear narrative style and the semblance of being a true account and autobiographical in nature led to its great popularity when it first came out. Its original title The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York: Mariner, Who Lived Eight and Twenty Years all alone in an Uninhabited Island on the Coast of America, Near the Mouth of the Great ...
 
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The Vergecast
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Hello! This is The Vergecast, the flagship podcast of The Verge... and your life. Every Friday, Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller make sense of the week's tech news with help from our diverse and wide-ranging staff. And on Tuesdays, Nilay hosts in-depth, one-on-one interviews with major technology leaders. Join us every week for a fun, deeply nerdy, often off-the-rails conversation about what's happening now (and next) in technology and gadgets. And, remember, promo code. Produced by ...
 
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TechStuff
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TechStuff is a show about technology. And it’s not just how technology works. Join host Jonathan Strickland as he explores the people behind the tech, the companies that market it and how technology affects our lives and culture.
 
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The ETF Story
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The creation story of the first exchange-traded fund is actually the best way to understand how they work. And it's not just educational, it's entertaining. Like the PC and the MP3, the story of the creation of SPY -- which turned 30 this year -- is full of characters, twists and turns, and subplots. In the end, the product launched an industry that's reshaping not just investing but the entire financial ecosystem. This six-episode miniseries will weave together interviews with the founding ...
 
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Citizen Q
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CITIZEN Q is a 12 Episode Psychological Noir Thriller told through the Radio Serial medium. Dealing with themes of suburban apathy, the police state, totalitarian capitalism and identity in the modern age, Citizen Q crosses the genres of spy thriller, psycho-drama and dystopian Sci-Fi to tell a mind bending story.
 
Pat Flynn from The Smart Passive Income Blog reveals all of his online business and blogging strategies, income sources and killer marketing tips and tricks so you can be ahead of the curve with your online business or blog. Discover how you can create multiple passive income streams that work for you so that you can have the time and freedom to do what you love, whether it's traveling the world, or just living comfortably at home. Although Pat confesses he is not a millionaire, he's been su ...
 
With great power comes great scrutiny. Every Friday, Recode’s Kara Swisher and NYU Professor Scott Galloway offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the way technology is shaping business and culture across media, advertising, politics, and more. Produced by Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
Ideas is all about ideas \x96 programs that explore everything from culture and the arts to science and technology to social issues.
 
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Sunday Supplement
Weekly
 
Some of the nation's finest football writers bring you the biggest stories and talking points.
 
From UFOs to psychic powers and government conspiracies, history is riddled with unexplained events. You can turn back now or learn the Stuff They Don't Want You To Know, an audio podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.
 
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Futility Closet
Weekly
 
Forgotten stories from the pages of history. Join us for surprising and curious tales from the past and challenge yourself with our lateral thinking puzzles.
 
The Guardian's Audio Long Reads podcasts are a selection of the Guardian’s long read articles which are published in the paper and online. It gives you the opportunity to get on with your day whilst listening to some of the finest journalism the Guardian has to offer: in-depth writing from around the world on immigration, crime, business, the arts and much more.
 
Gab Marcotti and Natalie Sawyer bring you the premier football podcast from The Times, with the finest writers reviewing and previewing all the action from the greatest game in the world. You can subscribe to The Times and The Sunday Times to enjoy our award-winning journalism on your smartphone or tablet. Just search The Times online. 740124
 
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Those Conspiracy Guys
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Those Conspiracy Guys is an Irish comedy podcast where we discuss all types and genres of conspiracy theories, paranormal happenings and true crime from Atlantean myths to Zapruder films; from ghosts and demons to alien abductions; from werewolves and vampires to CIA assassins and Russian spies. We have a big episode every two weeks, a True Crime show every other week and loads of other stuff every so often and you can head over to the website for details.Our aim is to cast a light into the ...
 
Host Marco Werman and his team of producers bring you the world's most interesting stories that remind us just how small our planet really is. PRI's The World, the radio program, is heard every weekday on over 300 public stations across North America.
 
We've all seen the movies that claim to be 'based on a true story', but have you ever wondered how historically accurate they are? That's what we'll aim to find out as we compare Hollywood with history.
 
Scheer Intelligence features thoughtful and provocative conversations with "American Originals" -- people who, through a lifetime of engagement with political issues, offer unique and often surprising perspectives on the day's most important issues.
 
Dan Bongino tackles the hot political issues, debunking both liberal and Republican establishment rhetoric. A former Secret Service Agent, NYPD veteran, and New York Times best-selling author, Bongino is best known amongst conservatives for his willingness to take on the Left and the Republican Establishment through his campaign for Congress, which nearly resulted in a historic political upset in the liberal bastion of Maryland. These experiences uniquely situate Dan to provide the best comm ...
 
The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com
 
(Order of stories changed to match how they originally aired each day, with stories from previous 6 programs included afterwards. See http://kevin.micke.com/ for details.)Hosted by Terry Gross, Fresh Air from WHYY is the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues. One of public radio's most popular programs, Fresh Air features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.
 
The staff of Game Informer chat it up each week bout the latest news, previews and reviews from the game industry. Each show will cover the weeks hot topics plus the games you're looking forward to or may not know about yet. Subscribe today!
 
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Sidedoor
Monthly
 
More than 154 million treasures fill the Smithsonian’s vaults. But where the public’s view ends, Sidedoor begins. With the help of biologists, artists, historians, archaeologists, zookeepers and astrophysicists, host Haleema Shah sneaks listeners through the Smithsonian’s side door, telling stories that can’t be heard anywhere else. Check out si.edu/sidedoor and follow @SidedoorPod for more info.
 
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Chompers
Daily+
 
Make tooth time easy with this morning and night tooth brushing show for kids.Kids will hear jokes, riddles, stories, fun facts, silly songs and more, that’ll keep them giggling - and brushing - for the full two minutes that dentists recommend.Chompers will have kids reminding parents that it's time to brush, not the other way around!Recommended for tooth brushers ages 3 - 7.
 
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AM is Australia's most informative morning current affairs program. With key political interviews and stories about the Australian way of life, AM sets the agenda for the nation’s daily news and current affairs coverage.
 
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Danielle Smith
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Danielle Smith's background as former leader of the Wildrose Party makes her ideally suited to deliver this unique show that is much more than just politics.
 
The Irish History Podcast brings you on a journey through Ireland's fascinating past. This podcast is not just dates but an enthralling account of Ireland's history, looking at daily life through the ages. The show is currently focused on the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s (see below), while the archive contains the stories of Ireland's ancient High Kings, Viking raiders and the Norman Invasion of the Middle Ages. The story of the Great Famine has proved the most popular to date,Between 184 ...
 
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Damn Interesting
Rare
 
The audio side of DamnInteresting.com: Legitimately intriguing true stories from history, science, and psychology. Audiobook-like narration with sound effects and music.
 
Stay up-to-date with what’s happening in the digital world the easy way! Digital expert, national radio host and USA Today columnist Kim Komando wastes no time and gets right to the top stories, scams, security alerts, product reviews and crazy happenings in the world of tech. Listen and you’ll be in the know with Kim Komando!
 
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Danielle Smith
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Danielle Smith's background as former leader of the Wildrose Party makes her ideally suited to deliver this unique show that is much more than just politics.
 
A story of love, denial and a curious death. Philippe Sands investigates the mysterious disappearance of senior Nazi, Otto Wachter, who was indicted for mass murder.
 
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The Readout
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The Readout dissects the big (and soon-to-be big) stories of the week in U.S. foreign policy and international affairs. The show posts every Friday and features guests from the policy community and the media, as well as CSIS's in-house experts. Hosted by Colm Quinn.
 
Our online life is real life. We walk, talk, work, LOL and even love on the Internet – but we don’t always treat it like real life. Host Manoush Zomorodi explores this disconnect with stories from the wilds of the Web and gets to the bottom of online issues that affect us all. Whether it’s privacy breaches, closed platforms, hacking, fake news, or cyberbullying, we the people have the power to change the course of the Internet, keeping it ethical, safe, weird, and wonderful for everyone. IRL ...
 
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Your Maryland
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Since 2002, "Your Maryland" hosted by Ric Cottom, has presented little-known human interest stories from Maryland's past. Beginning with accused witches and the murderous career of John Dandy in the earliest days of the colony, through Morgan State's fabled "Ten Bears" in the 1970's, the show covers nearly four centuries of heroes, scoundrels, floods, fires, riots, plots, athletes (two-and four-legged), beautiful spies, brilliant writers, misunderstood pirates, and ghosts. All of that c ...
 
The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends
 
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The Iliad by Homer
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A divinely beautiful woman who becomes the cause of a terrible war in which the gods themselves take sides. Valor and villainy, sacrifices and betrayals, triumphs and tragedies play their part in this three thousand year old saga. The Iliad throws us right into the thick of battle. It opens when the Trojan War has already been raging for nine long years. An uneasy truce has been declared between the Trojans and the Greeks (Achaeans as they're called in The Iliad.) In the Greek camp, Agamemno ...
 
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Jon Ronson On...
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Each week in a series of interviews, short location reports, scripted monologues, phone calls etc, Jon Ronson delves into a world of personal stories surrounding the central theme which all shed light on the human condition. Sometimes Jon goes in search of answers and stories himself, sometimes his team of contributors do it for him. The end result is an original, fascinating, funny, poignant and often philosophical journey through the human experience.
 
Johann-Caspar Isemer is the author of "The Tiny Turtle with the Yellow Specks" and "Die kleine Schildkröte mit den gelben Flecken", publishing the books as a way to teach his 4-year old niece from half a world away. Inspired by a California-based children's book writer, Caspar canned his initial plans to write a spy thriller in favor of something ultimately more fulfilling: a children's story with the potential to bring God's love closer to children of all ages.
 
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There are SO many sounds on a farm, but today we've got some special ones for you to guess
 
The prime minister goes on live TV to blame MPs for the Brexit deadlock after she asked the European Union for a three month delay in order to get her deal through Parliament. Also: a race against time to help survivors of Cyclone Idai and the former Bosnian Serb leader, Radovan Karadzic, is given a life sentence after his appeal fails.…
 
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A desperate British PM asks the EU for a Brexit extension; Turkish President Erdogan's inflammatory comments seen as an attempt to strengthen his party's flagging votes at upcoming elections; and northern Australians shutter up their homes in preparation for Cyclone Trevor.
 
A spokesman for Turkey's President says his controversial remarks about ANZAC soldiers were taken out of context. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has demanded that Recep Tayyip Erdogan withdraw comments in which he said Turkish soldiers sent the forefathers of Australians and New Zealanders back home in coffins and would do the same to any new vi ...…
 
Tourism operators and Turkish community leaders are urging Australians intending to travel to Gallipoli for Anzac Day not to change their plans. Their comments come as the Federal Government looks to review travel advice to Turkey in the wake of comments by the Turkish President that "anti-Muslim Australians" would be returned in coffins "like ...…
 
"This is not us" has been the message the New Zealand Prime Minister has repeated this week, as the country mourns the loss of 50 people. But some within NZ's Islamic community are saying the horrific attacks perpetrated last Friday were a long time coming.
 
On Australia's 20th Harmony Day, a day dedicated to celebrating cultural diversity, race discrimination commissioner Chin Tan will announce a series of talks with the Muslim community about their experiences of hate speech.
 
Backed into a corner and laying her job on the line, the British Prime Minister has formally asked the European Union for a three-month delay to the Brexit deadline, currently set at the end of this month. The political paralysis is taking its toll on the Parliament and on the PM's hold on power.
 
The Federal Government says it will prioritise three fast rail links to regional cities: Melbourne to Shepparton, Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast and Sydney to Newcastle. Regional Services Minister Bridget McKenzie speaks with AM's Sabra Lane in Wodonga.
 
Hundreds of people living in remote communities around the Northern Territory are waking up anxious this morning, as Tropical Cyclone Trevor heads towards their homes. The very late-season cyclone has already left communities across far north Queensland without power and now, as it moves over the Gulf of Carpentaria, it's getting stronger.…
 
Aid workers in Mozambique say thousands of people are still waiting to be rescued from floodwaters after a cyclone hit south-eastern Africa. With communications down, roads cut and clean water in short supply, there's concern about the days ahead.
 
The US Midwest, as well as in parts of southern Africa, have both recently seen entire communities cut off by flood waters, washed out roads, aid that has to be flown in. We'll have the latest from Mozambique and eastern Zimbabwe. Also, an American doctor says the many challenges facing Haiti as a nation are reflected in the health of his Haiti ...…
 
On today’s show, we break down the 2019 federal budget with the help of Aaron Wudrick, Federal Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. The show goes province wide with 630 CHED host Ryan Jespersen to talk about the Alberta election. Lastly, Brian Giesbrecht, retired Manitoba provincial court judge, and Senior Fellow with the Frontier Cen ...…
 
On today’s show, we break down the 2019 federal budget with the help of Aaron Wudrick, Federal Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. The show goes province wide with 630 CHED host Ryan Jespersen to talk about the Alberta election. Lastly, Brian Giesbrecht, retired Manitoba provincial court judge, and Senior Fellow with the Frontier Cen ...…
 
What thing on a farm gets rolled into bales? You'll hear the answer while you brush with Chompers tonight!
 
Guest Brian Giesbrecht, retired Manitoba provincial court judge, and Senior Fellow with the Frontier Center for Public Policy
 
Guest Brian Giesbrecht, retired Manitoba provincial court judge, and Senior Fellow with the Frontier Center for Public Policy
 
As a teen, Heidi Schreck debated the Constitution in competitions. As an adult, she saw how it shortchanged the women in her family. Her play, What the Constitution Means to Me, will run on Broadway.
 
Both Lennie Tristano and Herbie Nichols were active on the New York scene in the 1950s. Though worlds apart stylistically, their music demonstrates how the piano accommodates myriad personalities.
 
Guest Aaron Wudrick, Federal Director, Canadian Taxpayers Federation
 
Guest Aaron Wudrick, Federal Director, Canadian Taxpayers Federation
 
The intelligentsia mocked her writings and lampooned her philosophy, which she called Objectivism. But Ayn Rand's books, especially her two major works, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, continue to sell millions of copies. There are Ayn Rand think tanks, academies, even dating sites. And her influence on politics and popular culture are str ...…
 
In this episode I address the explosive new revelations in the Peter Strzok testimony that indicate that the FBI’s official story cannot be true. I also address a significant problem with the Green New Deal that will impact your home value. Finally, I address the growing influence of Chinese-Americans in GOP politics and the controversy surroun ...…
 
If you met a person from the year 1019, they would be, in many ways, much like you. But what if you met a person from 3019? How different will human beings be one thousand years from today? Will humanity as we understand still be around? Join the guys with special guests John Goforth and Brent Hand, hosts of Hysteria 51, as they explore the str ...…
 
Mozambique begins three days of national mourning for the victims of Cyclone Idai; New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern calls for a global fight against racism: and why does the Ugandan Government want to control the music its people listen to?
 
No matter where you are in your podcasting journey, I have a message for you. Here's how to avoid "podfade," break through plateaus, connect deeply with your audience, and create massive growth through podcasting. Podcast show notes available here: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/session363By pat@smartpassiveincome.com (Pat Flynn).
 
Neil MacGregor visits different countries to talk to leading political, business and cultural figures to find out how they, as individuals and as members of their broader communities, see Britain. In India, Neil meets Gaj Singh, the former Maharaja of Jodhpur; Ram Narasimhan, proprietor of The Hindu Newspaper; professor Kavita Singh of Jawaharl ...…
 
On March 6, 2019, Mark Zuckerberg published a long essay about privacy and social media. Does this indicate a change in philosophy for Facebook or is something else going on? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
 
Today's tricky farm riddles are about some of our favorite crops. See if you can figure them out!
 
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the only man to lead the country since it emerged from the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, has resigned. Also: Cyclone Idai has triggered a "massive disaster" in southern Africa, and American-backed forces in Syria say they've captured the last bit of territory that was held by Islam ...…
 
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