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Novel Conversations is a podcast summarizing the world’s greatest works of classic literature: in 35 minutes you get the whole story from cover to cover. If CliffsNotes had an audio-bestfriend, it would be us! Each episode, Frank Lavallo hosts two readers, and the three of them share their reactions to the story and read their favorite passages along the way. If you're looking for a good story, you're in the right place. *This podcast is a production of the Ohio Film Tax Credit.
 
In The God Setebos podcast, the editors of Xi Draconis Books (Patrick Barney, Chris Malmberg, and Hans Burger) review and discuss novels, short story collections, poetry, and other forms of literature. They also explore literary criticism and philosophy to some extent, as well as the occasional episode on music. Xi Draconis Books is an anarchist indie press that publishes socially engaged literature. As a statement against commodification, all the books that XDB publishes are free to readers ...
 
Welcome to the Clear Choices podcast! This podcast is designed to guide you to make more conscious and powerful choices and inspire a positive change in your life. The podcast was borne from the emotional history of two holocaust survivors, Eva and Leslie Aigner, as told by their son and your Clear Choices host, Rob. Their harrowing yet inspirational journey provides essential historical context to the experiences of survivors. Also, it gives insight into how some of us make choices that can ...
 
There’s something different about Texas. But how do you define it without resorting to cliches about cowboys and oilmen? At Texas Monthly, we think the answer is through stories — stories like the ones we’ve been telling for almost 50 years. On State of Mind, you’ll hear those stories from our talented writers and from a wide array of other Texans. Join us each week for a new story about life in the Lone Star State, from the Texas Monthly team behind “Boomtown,” “One by Willie,” and “Tom Bro ...
 
Patrick Geoghegan takes a contemporary look at history and the lessons that can be learnt from it. Listen and subscribe to Talking History with Patrick Geoghegan on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.
 
3 Books is a completely insane and totally epic 15-year-long quest to uncover and discuss the 1000 most formative books in the world. Each chapter discusses the 3 most formative books of one of the world's most inspiring people. Sample guests include: Brené Brown, David Sedaris, Malcolm Gladwell, Roxane Gay, Cheryl Strayed, Rich Roll, Soyoung the Variety Store Owner, Derek the Hype Man, Kevin the Bookseller, Shirley The Nurse, Vishwas the Uber Driver, Angie Thomas, David Mitchell, Surgeon Ge ...
 
Looking for a good book? Let host Cornelius Peter and a rotating group of comedians, authors,and entertainers recommend the next ‘page turner’ that you NEED to have on your night stand.! !!!Each week your host Cornelius Peter interviews an ever changing group of comedians, authors,and entertainers and asks each to bring in a book recommendation to share with our audience.It can be any book, any genre, anything at all, so long as it’s a book that they LIKED. We don’treview ‘em, we just recomm ...
 
Through wide ranging conversations with philosophers, literary critics, artists, and theologians, philosopher Jennifer A. Frey explores the nature of love and happiness as depicted in important works of literature, poetry, and film.Our project is supported by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation and housed at the University of Chicago.
 
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This week Patrick and an esteemed panel of historians, writers and biographers discuss the life and legacy of American writer John Steinbeck. Joining Patrick on the panel are: Dr Danica Cerce from the Steinbeck Review, Dr Susan Shillinglaw, Director of the Steinbeck Center, Salinas, California, Dr Nicholas P Taylor, Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies…
 
In the wake of Richard Donner's death, we take a look at his career and how his approach to "Verisimilitude" had an impact on not only his superhero projects, but movies and television shows from other genres and other creators.[pre-recorded]Tip Jar: https://www.paypal.me/scifi4meSubscribeStar: http://www.subscribestar.com/scifi4meNewsletter: http:…
 
This week Patrick covers the best in Irish and International history publications for July 2021. Books covered on the show include: 'A Short History of Russia' with Mark Galeotti, 'Nazi & Nobles: The History of a Misalliance' with Stephan Malinowski, 'An Infinite History: The Story of a Family in France over Three Centuries' with Emma Rothschild, '…
 
“Our technologies, markets and cultural institutions, once forces for human connection and expression, now isolate and repress us. It is time to remake society together, not as individual players, but as the team we actually are: Team Human.” That little paragraph is printed right on the cover of the latest book by Douglas Rushkoff. Do you know Dou…
 
We are back after a short break to talk about our normal nonsense. File this nonsense under mosquitos, bonobos, and weird island agreements. Everyone dunks on Chris. | Submit facts for us at www.abolishunits.com | The intro/outro music of our show is "Never Far" by James Hunter USA, now known as New Weirdos.…
 
When you hear the word racism do you ever think of Asian Americans and how they are treated? Since the pandemic, the rise in hate crimes and violence to Asian Americans has increased by 164%. That is a staggering number but this is not the first experience with racism that the Asian American community has endured in our country. Today’s guest, Lind…
 
This week Patrick and an esteemed panel of historians, archeologists and classicists discuss the life and legacy of Roman emperor Hadrian. Joining Patrick on the panel are: Dr Andrew Fear, Department of Classics, University of Manchester, Frances McIntosh, Curator of Roman Collections, Hadrian's Wall, English Heritage, Professor Richard Hingley, Pr…
 
This week Patrick covers the best in Irish and International history publications for July 2021. Books covered on the show include: 'Cary Grant: The Making of a Hollywood Legend' with Mark Glancy, 'China 1949: Year of Revolution' with Graham Hutchings, 'King Arthur's Death' with Michael Smith, 'Life after Gravity: Isaac Newton's London Career' with…
 
What was your first Tarantino experience? I was thirteen years old in an unfinished basement watching Reservoir Dogs on VHS and can still remember how shook my friends and I were when we saw it. Was that your first Tarantino experience? Or was it Pulp Fiction? Jackie Brown? Kill Bill? Inglourious Basterds? Django Unchained? The Hateful Eight? Once …
 
Over the past two years, we all probably know someone who had a mild case of COVID but how about someone who barely survived it? My guest today, Rick Barde, joins us to tell us about his experience surviving and recovering from COVID-19. Rick is a recently retired school teacher who spent nearly two months in the hospital battling this disease. His…
 
Return with us to those thrilling days of yesteryear! Tonight we take a look -- or is it a listen? -- to a form of media that we don't think about all that often: the radio show. Superman, The Lone Ranger, The Green Hornet, War of the Worlds, the "Lights Out" series, the NPR adaptations of STAR WARS....All of those came before, and now we're seeing…
 
This week Patrick covers the best in Irish and International history publications for June 2021. Books covered on the show include: 'Pilgrimage' with Peter Stanford, 'Captain Francisco de Cuellar' with Francis Kelly, 'Women and the Irish Revolution' with Linda Connolly, 'Mixing It: Diversity in WW2 Britain' with Wendy Webster and 'Revolutionary' wi…
 
I discovered Dave Eggers in the late 90s when the Internet was all belts and pinions and the only two comedy websites that I remember reading were The Onion and McSweeney’s. The Onion’s site was the notorious outcropping of a campus comedy newspaper from Wisconsin and McSweeney’s was founded by a publishing dynamo Whiz Kid named Dave Eggers who’d w…
 
We're back and as usual, this time we bring facts. This time we discuss the best email service ever, banning mimes, and fanart at the nation’s Capitol. Not as usual we talk about eels a lot. | Submit facts for us at www.abolishunits.com | The intro/outro music of our show is "Never Far" by James Hunter USA, now known as New Weirdos…
 
Recently, we've seen trailers for new shows that aren't....quite...new. Reboots and sequels for shows that were popular in the 80s. And they all had one thing in common: they sold toys.Is that the only way for a franchise to stay afloat? Merchandise?Tip Jar: https://www.paypal.me/scifi4meSubscribeStar: http://www.subscribestar.com/scifi4meNewslette…
 
3 Books is published on the lunar calendar. I share one new chapter of the show on the exact minute of every single full moon and every single new moon all the way up to September 1, 2031 at 5:52am. But today … I don’t have a chapter for you. I have a bookmark. On every single equinox and every single solstice I will drop a little extra of some kin…
 
This week Patrick and a high profile panel of artists, biographers and art historians discuss the life and legacy of French post impressionist artist Paul Cezanne. Joining Patrick on the panel were: Dr Jorella Andrews, author of 'This is Cezanne', Dr Fabienne Ruppen, University of Zurich, Mark O'Kelly, Head of Painting, National College of Art and …
 
Do you know what your purpose is? Do you love what you do and are you happy? The reality is that most people don’t. My guest today, Stu Massengill, is on a mission to change the statistic that 80% of people don’t love what they do. He wants to help people find their true passion in life and give them the beautiful gift of waking up every morning ex…
 
There are a few of them out there. Those books, video games, the projects that never got finished. Some of them are "still in the works" we're told. Others, well, .... you know you're never getting that next "Ice and Fire" book, right?Two-Seventy-One Monday continues!Tip Jar: https://www.paypal.me/scifi4meSubscribeStar: http://www.subscribestar.com…
 
This week Patrick covers the best in Irish and International history publications for June 2021. Books covered on the show include 'Love Lives from Cinderella to Frozen' with Carol Dyhouse, 'Studies in Irish Georgian Silver' with Alison Fitzgerald, 'The Execution of Bridget Noble: Death and Conflict on the Beara Peninsula' with Sean Boyne, 'Stalin'…
 
Are you ready for a brain workout? Are you ready for a mind expanding conversation with the incredible Dr. Kristin Neff? Kristin received her doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley in moral development and followed it up with a post doc at the University of Denver studying self concept development and now she’s working as an Associ…
 
As it turns out, there are a lot more of these than we thought -- the musical episode. The one time a cast of characters break into song and dance in a show that otherwise plays things pretty straight.Is it time to retire this trope?And no, we're not singing...Tip Jar: https://www.paypal.me/scifi4meSubscribeStar: http://www.subscribestar.com/scifi4…
 
This week the boys discuss literary classics as well as how John Steinbeck is JFK, Rick Astley's classic song, and how crazy tissue paper seemed to Europeans. Once again our listeners have brought us a Pokemon "fact". | There is a little bit of mic dip on Gabe's end, apologies for that. | Submit "facts" for us at our website www.abolishunits.com | …
 
Our guest today, Terre Steinbeck, shares her story of riches to rags to riches again (and truly finding herself!). She was riding the real estate market wave back in the early 2000’s- driving a Range Rover, living in the best part of town, and wining and dining her friends and clients, when the market crash of 2008 hit. All of a sudden, she had no …
 
There’s something different about Texas. But how do you define it without resorting to cliches about cowboys and oilmen? At Texas Monthly, we think the answer is through stories — stories like the ones we’ve been telling for almost 50 years. On State of Mind, you’ll hear those stories from our talented writers and from a wide array of other Texans.…
 
This week Patrick and a panel of distinguished military historians and biographers discuss the iconic battle of Verdun. Joining Patrick on the panel include: Dr Paul Jankowski, Brandeis University, Dr John Mosier, Professor Emeritus, Loyola University, New Orleans, Johnathan Bracken, Author & Historian and Francois Cochet, The Verdun Memorial.…
 
“The Ys sounds like Js,” Yuyi Morales tells me when I ask for the correct way to pronounce her name. It’s embarrassing to ask but my detective work online resulted in a half dozen different options. Yuyi is a Mexican-American children’s book author and illustrator. She was born in Mexico and raised amongst giant grandmothers, mossy house walls, and…
 
You know him for his classic American literary works -- OF MICE AND MEN, or maybe THE GRAPES OF WRATH. But did you know that early in his career, John Steinbeck took a turn at horror? And it's never been published. Now, a literature professor is urging the Steinbeck estate to publish the book -- a murder mystery that involves a werewolf.https://www…
 
This week Patrick covers the best in Irish and International history publications for May 2021. Books covered on the show include: 'Angels: A Visible and Invisible History' with Peter Stanford, 'Foundations: How the Built Environment Made Twentieth Century Britain' with Sam Wetherell, 'U-Boat Commander Oskar Kusch' with Eric C Rust, 'Rome is Burnin…
 
We are back after Chris's brief vacation, and he was welcomed back with discussion of the beloved Arthur cartoon, a savory Sake experiment, and discussion of what can only be termed as dystopian brand entertainment. | The intro/outro music for our show is "Never Far" by James Hunter USA, now known as New Weirdos. Find it everywhere you get music. |…
 
2020, COVID-19, Pandemic- these words have such profound meaning on our whole world and what we have all experienced this past year. For seniors in high school, this has meant a lot of change, disappointments, and loss. Their last year of high school has not turned out the way they had once expected it would. Today we are going to hear it straight …
 
Can music save your mortal soul? Does music soothe the savage beast? Is it likely the rhythm is gonna get you? Tonight, we take a look (or a listen?) and discuss how music can play a vital role in the effectiveness of some of our favorite genre movies and TV shows. Maybe even more than you realize.Tip Jar: https://www.paypal.me/scifi4meSubscribeSta…
 
I was a tiny and skinny kid with thick glasses at my public school in the suburbs of Toronto in the early 80s. I was pretty lonely and definitely hadn’t found my way. One day my librarian Ms. Ferrell handed me a book called Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar. The book single-handedly turned me into a reader. I had never read a boo…
 
As we reported recently, Andy Wier's new book, PROJECT HAIL MARY is out, so we thought we'd take a look at that category of science fiction that puts the emphasis on science. The hard stuff. The not-fantasy-stuff. No transporters. No lightsabers. No warp drive.Tip Jar: https://www.paypal.me/scifi4meSubscribeStar: http://www.subscribestar.com/scifi4…
 
This week Patrick looks at the best of Irish and International history publications for May 2021. Books covered on the show include: 'Gladius: Living, Fighting and Dying in the Roman Army' with Guy de la Bedoyere, 'De Valera and Roosevelt, Irish and American Diplomacy In Times of Crisis, 1932-1939' with Bernadette Whelan, 'Biomedical Controversies …
 
Immigration. America is a country made up of immigrants. My parents are immigrants and probably many of your parents or grandparents are as well. It is an important topic and my guest today is the stories of immigrants. Sankar Raman, an immigrant himself who came to America to attend college, ended up working and retiring here. It was around the ti…
 
Tonight, we take a look at alternate histories, alternate timelines, and parallel universes. Multiverses, elseworlds, and more. Some have done it better than others. What are some of your favorites?Tip Jar: https://www.paypal.me/scifi4meSubscribeStar: http://www.subscribestar.com/scifi4meNewsletter: http://eepurl.com/gboU11http://www.twitch.tv/scif…
 
Happy Pink Moon, everybody! Way back in 2017, I came across a feature article in The New York Times Magazine called “A Whimsical Wordsmith Charts a Course Beyond Twitter.” The article was about MIT PhD student Jonny Sun’s online personality — as a sentimental alien — attracting a huge following online. I was like “Okay, this is about the latest vir…
 
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