Best Story podcasts we could find (Updated July 2018)
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Story Club
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Each week, we bring you stories told live from the Story Club chair at the Giant Dwarf Theatre in Sydney.
 
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Israel Story
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Israel Story is a bi-weekly podcast, hosted by Mishy Harman and distributed by PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. It tells modern tales from an ancient land – the kind of stories you’d share with a friend over a plate of hummus on a Friday afternoon, or with your partner at the end of a long day. These are everyday stories, told by, and about, regular Israelis. The award-winning show is produced in partnership with Tablet Magazine.
 
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Data Stories
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A podcast on data and how it affects our lives — with Enrico Bertini and Moritz Stefaner
 
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Story Pirates
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Story Pirates is a group of world-class actors, comedians, improvisers and musicians who adapt stories written by kids into sketch comedy and musical theater. Visit www.storypirates.com for more information on Story Pirates and how you can bring our live show to your school or town!
 
1 phone call. 1 hour. No names. No holds barred. Thats the premise behind Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People, hosted by comedian Chris Gethard (the Chris Gethard Show, Broad City, This American Life, and one of Time Outs 10 best comedians of 2015). Every week, Chris opens the phone line to one anonymous caller, and he cant hang up first, no matter what. From shocking confessions and family secrets to philosophical discussions and shameless self-promotion, anything can and will happen! T ...
 
Mormon Stories podcast is an attempt to explore and build understanding between and about Mormons through the telling of stories in both audio and video formats.
 
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Bedtime Stories
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Turn off the lights, get into bed and plug in your earphones. It's time for a creepy bedtime story. For the discerning horror fan, we cover the most chilling cases throughout history. From the paranormal to the supernatural, unsolved mysteries and strange deaths to cryptids, conspiracy theories and the most disturbing of true crimes, all told in a unique and creepy way. Join us every week for a new scary story.bedtime.stories@outlook.com
 
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Origin Stories
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Origin Stories is The Leakey Foundation's podcast about how we became human.
 
The Financial Times's Jonathan Moules talks to entrepreneurs about building successful brands, giving birth during a funding round, and rebuilding a reputation in the wake of bankruptcy. Real stories from those who've done it, from idea to exit. Produced by Fiona Symon
 
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Another Story
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Another Story is a podcast of true stories. Based in Chattanooga Tennessee, many of the stories come from a storytelling competition occurring once a month at a coffee shop/concert venue called the Camp House.
 
Whether we wear a lab coat or haven't seen a test tube since grade school, science is shaping all of our lives. And that means we all have science stories to tell. Every year, we host dozens of live shows all over the country, featuring all kinds of storytellers - researchers, doctors, and engineers of course, but also patients, poets, comedians, cops, and more. Some of our stories are heartbreaking, others are hilarious, but they're all true and all very personal. Welcome to The Story Collider!
 
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Inside Story
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Al Jazeera journalists and guests dissect and discuss the day’s top story.
 
A DAILY paranormal podcast filled with real ghost stories of horror, told by real people. Stories that encompass all areas of the paranormal, supernatural, demonic, ghost investigations, haunted houses, possessions, shadow people, the unexplained and more. Some listeners describe our true ghost stories as “a podcast full of great spooky stories”. Another listener writes “not the same old boring zombies, vampires, witches and werewolves! This is the best ghost story podcast out there”, and an ...
 
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Reverie Stories
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Host Amy Kurylo offers original Children's Stories brought to life by sound fx, music and vocal talent. Rated G.
 
Storynory is the first and most loved story podcast. We've been around since 2005 and kids have grown up with us. We are both educational and entertaining. We offer a mixture of original stories and myths from around the world. All our stories are brilliantly read by professional actors. So listen in - and enjoy our audio!
 
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Horror Stories
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Horror Old Time Radio goes into the world of the unknown which is sure to creep you out! Turn the lights off and enter the real of the supernatural world of Horror.
 
Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories is a podcast drama with a modern twist on old time radio that delves into the mystery of true cold cases and unsolved murders. With the help of an ensemble cast, follow our hosts as they take you on an entertaining journey through the crime scene, the investigation and attempt to solve the case. With many surprising plot twists, it’s important you start listening from the first episode of a cold case. New episodes are released every Tuesday. Unsolved Murd ...
 
Physics is full of captivating stories, from ongoing endeavours to explain the cosmos to ingenious innovations that shape the world around us. In the Physics World Stories podcast, Andrew Glester talks to the people behind some of the most intriguing and inspiring scientific stories. Listen to the podcast to hear from a diverse mix of scientists, engineers, artists and other commentators. Find out more about the stories in this podcast by visiting the Physics World website. If you enjoy what ...
 
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That Story Show
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That Story Show is a family-friendly clean-comedy podcast that shares funny real-life stories from listeners all over the world. Join hosts James Kennison and John Steinklauber and laugh along every week. Formerly known as Nobody's Listening
 
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Story Worthy
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If you like The MOTH and This American Life you'll love Story Worthy, a lively show featuring true, personal stories told by Hollywood’s most interesting talents. Christine Blackburn hosts this weekly show who's guests include Larry King, Adam Carolla, Marylynn Rajskub, Mike Carano, Wayne Federman, Jimmy Pardo, Danny Zuker, Laurie Kilmartin, Jon Gabrus, Dave Koechner, Scott Ian, Randy Sklar, Sarah Colonna, Jordan Brady, Heather McDonald, Kelly Carlin, Dan O'Shannon, Ken Levine, Bobcat Goldth ...
 
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Story Archaeology
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Story Archaeology combines the breadth of knowledge and skills of the storyteller with academic exploration of ancient texts. We focus on the Irish tradition, peeling back the layers of modern folklore to unearth the potsherds and treasuries of our heritage. On storyarchaeology.com, you will find regular podcasts and articles about Irish Mythology by the Story Archaeologists; Chris Thompson and Isolde Carmody.
 
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Activated Stories
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Bringing you comedic folktales from somewhere on the road. Act!vated Stories is presented by Act!vated Story Theatre a national touring theatre troupe for children and their families. Join us for a family friendly story and travel tales.
 
An intimate journey into the hidden lives of ordinary people. Welcome to The Secret Room, a podcast about the true stories no one ever tells.
 
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The Real Story
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Global experts and decision makers discuss, debate and analyse a key news story.
 
Stand Up NY Labs presents Tuesdays with Stories- a fun weekly pod hosted by NYC comedians Joe List and Mark Normand. Luckily, Joe and Mark are funny (thank God) and have an endless amount of funny stories. They meet every week to spin a few hilarious yarns, sometimes with comedian friends. Give it a listen and be their friend too.
 
Join Paul Dore, Brianne Benness and Stefan Hostetter as they debrief their candid monthly storytelling event. Tune in each week for an authentic story and an exploration of what makes a good workshop, story and event.
 
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LGBT Stories
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LGBT Stories documents the struggles, hardships, questions, joys, eye-openers and more, that many in the LGBTQI community have faced as they've opened up with the public, their families and most importantly themselves about their true identity, the decision to come out and what life is like today for them.
 
A new free audio stories podcast for kids! Bedtime stories, and stories for road-trips! We bring stories to life with music, sound fx, and narration! Listen and subscribe to us for the newest stories! Please visit us at yarnstoryfactory.com and leave us a comment!
 
An ongoing audio survey of individuals who have experienced transcendence and/or power of the will. No story will be considered too troubled, no atmosphere too strange. Needed: tales from the underground, the underdog, the outlaw, and the outcast. Genuine characters of all kinds welcome. Everything Is Stories explores unconventional narratives of the past and present to preserve the eccentric, the authentic, and the personal. Created by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray. For dialo ...
 
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War Stories
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War Stories is a narrative show that takes the broad arcs of warfare and shares the stories behind crucial points their development. In each season, the show revolves around a single topic and traces a path from before its invention to the modern-day with a focus on the people who made it happen.
 
NPR's daily top stories that you can't miss. Exceptional, moving, offbeat, or just plain funny. Subscribe to the Story of the Day podcast.
 
Connecting people through true stories. Listen to stories taken from Spark's storytelling nights across the UK, incorporating our regular nights in London, Preston, Bristol, collaborations and specials. Like what you hear? Come to an event for the full experience - full details at stories.co.uk
 
Everyone has a story and this podcast is an opportunity to share those stories with you. Each episode our guests share a memorable story from their life, that in some way had an impact on who they are today. Please subscribe so you don’t miss out on a single episode. The average show is roughly 10 – 30 minutes and is truly time well spent. Presented by Capturing Legacies Inc. (http://CapturingLegacies.com) Hosted by Liam Rathgeber Produced by Al Del Degan Music by Tony Del Degan (https://www ...
 
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True Story
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a night of true tales told to friends
 
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Sailing Stories
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Presented by Forbes Horton Yachts. Tales from the high seas, told week by week. Hosted by Lee Cumberland & narrated by Duncan Hood. Produced by 59 North, Ltd.
 
A classic style radio drama, updated for today with a full sound design and a large cast of actors. This audio drama focuses on a group of survivors in a world on the brink of collapse.
 
Short stories and commentary by writer/storyteller, Shannon Cason.
 
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Modern Stories Mix
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Modern Stories Mix focuses on just one story (and one storyteller) at a time.
 
A History of Appalachia, One Story at a Time
 
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.
 
Children's bedtime stories delivered fortnightly as a free audiobook. For toddlers, preschoolers, young children aged 2-13, or the whole family. Download the mp3, listen in Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Leela Kids, or listen online at https://bedtime.fm/storytimeProud member of Kids Listen, a grass roots organisation promoting content just for children
 
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Data Stories
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A podcast on data and how it affects our lives — with Enrico Bertini and Moritz Stefaner
 
Mohr Stories is hosted by actor, comedian and sports enthusiast, Jay Mohr. Each week, laugh, be surprised and think deep, as Jay talks to an entertainer, athlete, musician, author or game-changer about showbiz, comedy and life beyond your typical interview conversation. Guests have included Anthony Bourdain, Perez Hilton, Lou Diamond Phillips, Sugar Ray Leonard, Jay Leno, Reggie Watts and more. Frequent visitors include John DiMaggio, Brad Williams, Jim Jeffries, Adam Carolla, and of course, ...
 
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True Story
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True Story is a comedic storytelling show recorded live on the first Monday of every month at iO West in Hollywood, CA. Funny people tell funny stories based on an arbitrarily chosen theme for the night. New episodes of the podcast are released every Tuesday. Hosted by Debbie Friedman.
 
Hillbilly Horror Stories is a mostly paranormal show hosted by stand up comedian Jerry Paulley and his wife Tracy. They touch on all things eerie including true stories behind your favorite horror movies, Rock n Roll and the occult, unsolved mysteries and creepy true crime. Serious enough for the true paranormal fan but funny enough for the skeptics! Proud member of Dark Myths Collective.
 
Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we'll be sharing a Free Story from one of our Original Story Series!
 
NPR's top daily news about world events, politics, economy, and culture. Download the World Story of the Day podcast.
 
These aren't the stories your mother used to tell you ... no, these are The Other Stories. The Other Stories is a weekly short story podcast. A modern take on The Twilight Zone, Tales From The Crypt, or The Outer Limits. Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF stories delivered right to your podcast feed every Monday morning.
 
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Alone: A Love Story
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Alone: A Love Story, is a memoir about love, the bomb, and the fallout. With raw honesty, Michelle Parise takes you along on her winding journey from lust to heartbreak, through loneliness and despair, to eventually finding the courage to face the question mark of life, alone.
 
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Audio Storie
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Un luogo dove ascoltare Racconti, Versi, Confessioni... Mettetevi comodi e Buon Ascolto :)
 
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The British media watchdog Spinwatch says the UAE spent millions of dollars to influence political decision making.And the watchdog says the Emiratis pressured journalists and think tanks - all aimed at influencing the British government against the Muslim Brotherhood.Spinwatch says it has leaked emails showing how the Emiratis were involved in ...…
 
Do not make friends was not actually an explicit Rule, but it was implied by some of the others: do not do anything to draw attention to yourself and do not bring anyone to the house and do not stop anywhere between home and school. As a little kid, Kyle had thought his dad was a psychic. It was middle school before he realized that basically h ...…
 
"Direct, open and deeply productive dialogue." That's how US President Donald Trump described his controversial summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. The two men said they touched on a wide range of international and regional issues during their private meeting in Helsinki on Monday.But one particular topic has overshadowed the talks, Russ ...…
 
Now, more than ever, character arc is a foundational concept at Sterling and Stone. When Bonnie joined us, she took our story development process and transformed it with her deep understanding and care for a character’s progression through their story. Today, Bonnie joins us again to talk about character arcs. We Talk About: The difference betw ...…
 
Drug companies have infiltrated nearly every part of the process that determines how their drugs will be covered by Medicaid, an investigation by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity finds.
 
Discussion Notes: The Bottle Neck Find this week’s story here: The Bottle Neck by Hans Christian Andersen Next week’s story: Defender of the Faith by Philip Roth Rated: Clean Michael La Ronn, Author The Literary Roadhouse hosts welcome back Michael La Ronn, who previously came on our show to disc uss Life in Stone, Glass, and Plastic by José Pa ...…
 
The late South African leader would have turned 100 on Wednesday. As part of the commemorations, a new book brings together many of the deeply personal letters he wrote during his 27 years in prison.
 
Throughout the production of Drawn, there have been so many great moments in interviews that didn't quite fit into any of our episodes, but we wanted to make sure that listeners got to hear them. So today, it's all random moments from chats with the voice actors, animators, and production staff who make some of our favorite shows and movies. vi ...…
 
Without scrutiny, insurers and data brokers are predicting your health costs based on public data about things like race, marital status, your TV consumption and even if you buy plus-size clothing.
 
This is The Digital Story Podcast #644, July 17, 2018. Today's theme is "The Filter Box" I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue I'm not one to hang on to unused items. If a camera or lens isn't seeing action, then I move it along to someone who will put it to use. I do have one exception to this rule: filters. I store them in a large shoebox at m ...…
 
Fallout and analysis continues from the U.S.-Russia summit in which President Trump didn't acknowledge Kremlin interference in 2016 U.S. election.
 
At their joint news conference, President Putin said Russia and the U.S. can work together to alleviate suffering in Syria. Russia continues to attack civilian targets in support of the Syrian regime.
 
For over a month, people around the world were captivated by a single event, football's World Cup in Russia. The highs of victory and the lows of defeat, were shared by millions of fans watching on television and attending the games. And for hosts Russia, it's been a resounding success. FIFA's president called it 'the best' tournament ever. But ...…
 
How much do you know about the story behind Winnie the Pooh? Let's dive into the beloved children's stories as we compare history with the movie Goodbye Christopher Robin. Check out more resources for this episode at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/109-goodbye-christopher-robin/
 
Radio and television host Larry King joins Christine Blackburn to celebrate Story Worthy's 8 year anniversary! Larry shares stories about Donald Trump, baseball, comedy, and racism. LISTEN! Here’s a few links to help you get the most out of Story Worthy- if you’re listening on an iPhone, all you need to do is tap the cover art while the show is ...…
 
NPR's Michel Martin recaps the World Cup final with Roger Bennett, host of the Men in Blazers and American Fiasco soccer podcasts.
 
Thomas Graham was President George W. Bush's Russia adviser on the National Security Council. NPR's Michel Martin asks him what President Trump should be asking of Putin when they meet Monday.
 
U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin are expected to hold their first one-on-one meeting in Helsinki on Monday.But the two leaders will hold some of those meetings without their aides - and that's worrying diplomats.Trump has been under pressure to cancel the summit altogether. That's after the U.S. Justice Department c ...…
 
On the eve of the World Cup Final, NPR's Michel Martin chats with former FIFA Referee Howard Webb about what it takes to referee one of the biggest sporting events in the world.
 
Deborah Watts, a cousin of Emmett Till, talks with NPR's Michel Martin about the reopening of Till's murder investigation and the potential justice and healing it could bring to his relatives.
 
Saudi Arabia has arrested prominent preacher and scholar Safar Al-Hawali just days after he published a book criticising the ruling family. Three of his sons - Abdul Rahman, Abdullah and Ibrahim - were also detained.Rights groups say Abdul Rahman and Abdullah were reportedly taken into custody while attending a family wedding on Wednesday. Whil ...…
 
In Vancouver, drug users run their own safe injection sites. Public health officials are taking note of how they operate — peers helping each other stay alive in a judgment-free zone.
 
We take the internationally beloved game of rock, paper, scissors and make a movie out of it!By podcasts@rocketjump.com (Maximum Fun).
 
In retrospect, British Prime Minister Theresa May might wonder whether this was really the best week for a visit from Donald Trump. Arriving straight from a NATO summit that was predictably contentious, the US president has been greeted with massive protests on his first trip to London since taking office. And as May struggles to hold her own g ...…
 
A young man goes to volunteer with a refugee rescue mission. Read by the author.
 
This week at The Story Collider, we're presenting two stories about confronting death. Part 1: Science communicator Anthony Morgan receives an invitation to be vacuum-sealed to the bottom of a helicopter -- for science! Part 2: As a medical student, Elorm Avakame befriends a patient who is dying from alcoholism. Anthony Morgan is the Creative D ...…
 
This is the first time the World Cup has used video replay to make official calls. Some say it has made for a cleaner game, but soccer purists claim it's ruined the event.
 
International pressure appears to have worked with Libya's strongman Khalifa Haftar. Following fighting with a rival army for control of four oil ports, he's handed them over to the internationally-recognised National Oil Corporation. It expects exports of Libya's lifeblood to get back to normal soon.Haftar says he's he's putting his country fi ...…
 
Salvador, the capital of Bahia state, has become a hub for black-owned businesses. A startup accelerator there supports companies based on their potential for social and economic impact.
 
Hospitals are preparing for how to handle mass shootings in case the next one is in their backyard. One difficult call is whether to lockdown the facility, which can have emotional consequences.
 
Donald Trump has arrived in England but he's not getting the red carpet treatment a US president might expect. Big protests are planned in London, featuring a march to Trafalgar Square and a six metre high balloon of Donald Trump as a snarling orange baby. The protests may let people vent their feelings about the US president’s controversial st ...…
 
As Ethiopia and Eritrea declared peace, long-dead phone lines came alive. People spoke with relatives and strangers. "We will be family," an Eritrean told an Ethiopian who randomly dialed him.
 
Two Central American fathers in El Paso were just released from ICE custody and reunited with their toddlers. Attorneys say the reunification process is ongoing, but haphazard and poorly coordinated.
 
Josh Lawson gets robbed twice in two years and learns that there is no better bait for a boy who is young, dumb and gullible, than sex.
 
Constable Kershaw has not uttered any overrides, nor issued a warrant to access her memory logs, but Celia understands nonetheless that she is expected to stay, to sit and answer his questions like a suspect. It surprises her, this treatment. Like she’s human. “Are you chilly, Constable? Shall I light the fire?” “Yeah, all right,” he says, remo ...…
 
How should we rethink the balance between privacy and security in the digital age? Former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff joins NPR's Noel King to discuss his new book, Exploding Data.
 
Russian influence-mongers appear to have created a number of fake local news Twitter accounts — and spent years posting real headlines.
 
One of my favorite things about doing this podcast is looking at things in everyday life and wondering if they still have the same purpose they did when they were invented. This week’s subject is a bit ambiguous. It’s most notably known for bringing a pop of color and whimsy to an otherwise drab suit, but aside from that, it’s more seen as form ...…
 
President Trump bitterly criticizes many NATO member countries for not spending more on defense and says they owe the U.S. "massive amounts of money." The reality is more complicated.
 
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with New York Times reporter Austin Ramzy about the aftermath of torrential rain in Japan that triggered floods and landslides, killing more than 170 people.
 
Theresa May is defending her plans for Brexit, in the face of protest resignations from her Conservative party.Junior ministers as well as two vice-chairs have stepped down, following the resignations of Minister for Brexit, David Davis, and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson who says "The dream of Brexit is dying."But May insists her current posi ...…
 
Branson, Mo., welcomes more than eight million tourists each year, but the economic boom has passed by many of its low-wage workers who struggle to find safe and affordable housing.
 
Setting is often a throwaway idea for a lot of storytellers. Stories sometimes set in a particular place because “why not?” There’s no rhyme or reason. The story just needs a setting. And for many stories that’s okay. But being purposeful about your setting can enrich your world. Today, we talk about our experiences with setting and how think a ...…
 
Discussion Notes: Carnival Nine Find this week’s story here: Carnival Nine by Caroline M. Yoachim Next week’s story: The Bottle Neck by Hans Christian Andersen Rated: Clean The Literary Roadhouse hosts discuss the short story finalist for the 2017 Nebula Awards and 2018 Hugo Awards, “Carnival Nine” by Caroline M. Yoachim. Breaking with our rece ...…
 
Steven Pressfield joins and Shawn and Tim to discuss his new book THE ARTIST'S JOURNEY along with Tim's new book RUNNING DOWN A DREAM.By shawn@storygrid.com (Shawn Coyne and Tim Grahl).
 
Today's books are: Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery. L.C. Page & Co., 1915. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Roberts Brothers, 1868-1869. Other things discussed today: #12daysofannestagram on Instagram ProposalGate! Who copied who? Here's a blog post on the topic or skip right to the video (bad quality.) Louisa May Alcott as covered by T ...…
 
Tortured and imprisoned under Saddam Hussein's regime, composer and oud player Rahim Alhaj — who resettled as a refugee in New Mexico — uses his work to tell true stories of Iraqis living through war.
 
Bad guys are integral to driving the plots of many stories, and animation is no different. But villains are as varied as heroes -- from Jafar in "Aladdin" to the Monarch in "The Venture Brothers," and everything in between. What makes the perfect villain in animation, and why do we love them so much? via Knit…
 
The latest political battlegound in the U.S. Senate is soon set to become Donald Trump's choice for Supreme Court judge. The president's nomination of Republican loyalist Brett Kavanargh is opposed by Democrats. They say Trump's trying to tilt the nine justices in the highest court in the land towards the conservative right.Advocacy groups have ...…
 
Brexit strategy talks have pushed the government of British Prime Minister Theresa May to the brink. With high-profile, pro-Brexit officials leaving her government, what is the path forward?
 
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