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Short, effective hypnosis sessions to improve your mental health and well-being, designed to give you a boost, some relief from stress or anxiety, and help you if you’re struggling to cope. Each episode is just long enough for you to take time out to listen to it whenever you want and wherever you are, without disturbing your routine. After the short introduction you can then just close your eyes, relax, and have a mini-break from the stress around you. Ursula James has been a clinical and m ...
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This podcast is an audio version of Ursula James’s book ’The Source - A Manual of Everyday Magic’. Once completed, the podcast will involve interviews with people who have different views about our inner voices, and conversations with people who are working their way through The Source itself.
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The History of Literature

Jacke Wilson / The Podglomerate

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Amateur enthusiast Jacke Wilson journeys through the history of literature, from ancient epics to contemporary classics. Episodes are not in chronological order and you don't need to start at the beginning - feel free to jump in wherever you like! Find out more at historyofliterature.com and facebook.com/historyofliterature. Support the show by visiting patreon.com/literature or historyofliterature.com/donate. Contact the show at historyofliteraturepodcast@gmail.com.
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Best Health Podcast 4 years running at The People’s Choice Podcast Awards 🏆 Mental was created by Bobby Temps to break down mental health stigma and discrimination. Joined by special guests, the podcast is a safe space to hear honest and insightful mental health interviews in the hope listeners will feel more empowered to continue the conversation with others. Every other Thursday we delve into a factor in mental health and how to better manage it. You’ll also better understand different con ...
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Junk Filter: a podcast about strange and overlooked artifacts from the worlds of film, music and popular culture with a generous side order of jokes and politics. Hosted by Jesse Hawken with guests from the worlds of Politics Twitter and Film Twitter. Original music for the program by Marker Starling. Follow us now on Twitter: @junkfilterpod
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The Project Narrative podcast is built on the idea that storytelling is one of humanity’s greatest inventions, a way in which we both seek to understand the world and to change it. The podcast features scholars of narrative in conversation about short narratives that engage in that work of knowing and intervening. In each episode, a scholar reads a narrative aloud and then discusses it with the host of the podcast, Jim Phelan, the director of Project Narrative. The conversations range across ...
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The Workforce Show offers conversations with men and women in different occupations that inspire and teach. Shows are offered in segments of: Science and Technology, Government Contracting Trends, and Executive. There are also programs covering other fields. A program created for a multi-generational community of engaged listeners. Sign-up to receive regular updates on new interviews and learning events: http://tinyurl.com/lf9ulwc
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This week's episode contains suggestions to help you really believe in yourself and remember how special you are. Find a comfortable place to listen where you won't be disturbed. Use headphones if possible. IMPORTANT: Please do not listen to this audio when doing anything else – especially not driving. If you find these sessions beneficial please l…
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The film writer David Jamell Moses joins the show for a discussion about a great nineties film that has been flying under the radar for too long, Boaz Yakin’s debut feature Fresh (1994) starring Giancarlo Esposito, Samuel L. Jackson and a 13 year old actor named Sean Nelson making his film debut, in one of the greatest screen acting performances by…
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What a treat! First, Jacke talks to Nicholson Baker, an author he's been reading for the past three decades, about Finding a Likeness: How I Got Somewhat Better at Art, Baker's deeply personal account of his journey learning how to paint for the first time, and a meditation on the power of art in times of crisis. Then Vera Kutizinski and Anthony Re…
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In this episode of the Project Narrative Podcast, Jim Phelan and Daphna Edrinast-Vulcan discuss Katherine Mansfield’s 1922 short story, “The Fly.” Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan is Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Haifa. Her main areas of scholarly interest are modernism and the modernist novel, Joseph Conrad, Mikhail Bakht…
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This week's episode contains suggestions to help motivate you, and get some energy to help you achieve your goals and make things happen. Find a comfortable place to listen where you won't be disturbed. Use headphones if possible. IMPORTANT: Please do not listen to this audio when doing anything else – especially not driving. If you find these sess…
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This episode feels extra special, self love is already one of my favourite themes and this conversation is deeply affirming. Author Ruby Dhal joins us to talk about healing and how the relationship with ourselves is an essential component of this. Whatever you’re working on there’s so much to relate to here ! Here we go! Mental is the brain-child o…
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Families can provide wonderful material for a writer, but they can also be tricky to navigate. How do you make your stories of home interesting to other people? What's too personal? What's not personal enough? In this episode, Jacke talks to author Bill Eville (Washed Ashore: Family, Fatherhood, and Finding Home on Martha's Vineyard) about his pers…
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Books are beloved objects, earning lots of praise as amazing pieces of technology and essential contributors to a civilized society. And yet, we often take these cultural miracles for granted. Who's been making these things for the last several centuries? How have they influenced what we've been reading? In this episode, Jacke talks to author Adam …
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This week's audio contains suggestions about getting the best out of each and every day. Make today count! Find a comfortable place to listen where you won't be disturbed. Use headphones if possible. IMPORTANT: Please do not listen to this audio when doing anything else – especially not driving. If you find these sessions beneficial please leave a …
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Fearless and fiercely intelligent, the nineteenth-century American feminist Margaret Fuller was "the radiant genius and fiery heart" of the Transcendentalists, the group of New Englanders who helped launch a fledgling nation onto the world's cultural and literary stage. In this episode, bestselling historical novelist Allison Pataki, author of the …
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It is really important to always have something to look forward to, but sometimes it's quite difficult to find. This week's episode contains suggestions to help you find something to look forward to. Find a comfortable place to listen where you won't be disturbed. Use headphones if possible. IMPORTANT: Please do not listen to this audio when doing …
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Hey there, it's been almost a year and I'm not sure how to re-enter the podcast world or even the 3D at this time. So many changes but here is an offering as we navigate uncertain times. We often have no problem manifesting, but it's in the accepting and receiving that will typically (for me anyway) be the most challenging part. Learning to trust a…
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This weeks guest is a true pioneer who shares the transformative nature of palliative care in redefining patient outcomes. In this hopeful conversation we explore what it looks like when a newer field of medicine integrates mental health from the start. Here we go! Mental is the brain-child of Bobby Temps, who lives and thrives while managing his o…
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Scottish writer John Buchan is perhaps best known for his pioneering thriller The Thirty-Nine Steps, the source material for one of Alfred Hitchcock's first great films. But as his biographer (and granddaughter) Ursula Buchan tells Jacke, Buchan was far from a one-hit wonder. John Buchan wrote more than a hundred books of fiction and non-fiction an…
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Access this entire 105 minute episode (and additional monthly bonus shows) by becoming a Junk Filter patron for only $5.00 (US) a month! Over 30% of episodes are exclusively available to patrons of the show. ⁠https://www.patreon.com/posts/169-cannons-with-105061266 The film writer Jessica Ritchey returns for a show about Cannon Films, and the aggre…
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This week's episode is about recovery - whether that might mean physically, mentally, or emotionally. Just take a little time out and recover. Find a comfortable place to listen where you won't be disturbed. Use headphones if possible. IMPORTANT: Please do not listen to this audio when doing anything else – especially not driving. If you find these…
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Why do we read John Keats and not one of his well-regarded peers? Why do some authors disappear into the sands of time - while others, virtually unknown in their day, become posthumous household names? In this episode, Jacke talks to Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein (How to Become Famous: Lost Einsteins, Forgotten Superstars, and How the Beatles…
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Dear listeners: What kind of life are you living? What's your relationship between your body, mind, and soul? And what can you learn about your deepest self as you get older? In this episode, Jacke talks to award-winning French novelist Colombe Schneck about her new book, Swimming in Paris: A Life in Three Stories, in which she dives into her past …
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This week's episode is a listener request. It is designed to help you relax your muscles, distract yourself away from pain, and recover more quickly. Find a comfortable place to listen where you won't be disturbed. Use headphones if possible. IMPORTANT: Please do not listen to this audio when doing anything else – especially not driving. If you fin…
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This week we’re joined by the incredible Ursula James to talk all things hypnosis as a therapeutic tool. We also unpack some of the learning from the pandemic and how the inclination to forget it highlights how we often process trauma. Here we go! Mental is the brain-child of Bobby Temps, who lives and thrives while managing his own mental health. …
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First published in 1980, Between Dog and Wolf by Sasha Sokolov is one of the most acclaimed Russian novels of the twentieth century. But the book, with its dazzling wordplay, shifting-sand narration, and other literary pyrotechnics, has been tough for English-speaking audiences to appreciate. In this episode, Jacke talks to Jose Vergara about his n…
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Elana Levin from Graphic Policy Radio returns to the show for a deep dive into the second wave of Ska music, a brief but influential era when black and white UK musicians fused Jamaican dance music of the sixties into punk and new wave music of the seventies to create a sound that would further revolutionize American popular music in the nineties. …
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Can novelists make a difference in the world? Of course we know they can - we've seen plenty of examples. But how does it happen? And what are the challenges a twenty-first century novelist might face when hoping to bring about social change? In this episode, Jacke looks at the example of Upton Sinclair, whose famous novel The Jungle shone a spotli…
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This week's episode is about different ways of thinking, how we make connections in our mind, how we make connections with people, and how we connect to the world around us. Find a comfortable place to listen where you won't be disturbed. Use headphones if possible. IMPORTANT: Please do not listen to this audio when doing anything else – especially…
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Why do we fall in love? Why do we fall out of love? And how can literature shape the way we travel these emotional and romantic landscapes? In this episode, Jacke talks to University of Oxford professor Sophie Ratcliffe about her work of creative criticism, Loss, A Love Story: Imagined Histories and Brief Encounters. Help support the show at patreo…
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Reduce your anxiety with this week's episode. IMPORTANT: Please do not listen to this audio when doing anything else – especially not driving. If you find these sessions beneficial please leave a rating and review! Remember to follow the podcast so you don't miss the new episodes and please share these audios with anyone who may find them useful. F…
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In this episode of the Project Narrative Podcast, Jim Phelan and Jakob Lothe discuss Nadine Gordimer’s short story, “Is There Nowhere Else We Can Meet?” Jakob Lothe is Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Oslo, where he taught from 1993 to 2020. Some of Lothe’s publications include Conrad’s Narrative Method, Narrative in Fiction and F…
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This week we’re talking about innovative new approaches to working with grief in children and the lifelong positive impact these can have with Dr Julie Kaplow. Here we go! Mental is the brain-child of Bobby Temps, who lives and thrives while managing his own mental health. Every other Thursday we delve into a factor or condition that affects the mi…
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She's been called Scandinavia's best loved author - but "author" only begins to describe Tove Jansson's genius. Famous worldwide as the creator of the Moomin stories, she balanced her talents as a painter, cartoonist, illustrator, and writer with an unusual lifestyle and an insistence on personal freedom. In this episode, Jacke talks to biographer …
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Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chekhov... the familiar Russian names are at the pinnacle of world literature. How did this happen? Was it merely a happy accident? Did events conspire to bring it about? In this episode, Jacke talks to Rolf Hellebust, author of How Russian Literature Became Great, about a golden age of historiography and nation-building - and …
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This week's episode focuses on self care - something we often forget. IMPORTANT: Please do not listen to this audio when doing anything else – especially not driving. If you find these sessions beneficial please leave a rating and review! Remember to follow the podcast so you don't miss the new episodes and please share these audios with anyone who…
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Access this entire 87 minute episode (and additional monthly bonus shows every month) by becoming a Junk Filter patron! Over 30% of episodes are exclusively available to patrons of the show. https://www.patreon.com/posts/167-civil-war-102981212 The comedy writer Ursula Lawrence (Drunk History, Adam Ruins Everything) returns to the show from Madison…
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Born more than two centuries ago, Ralph Waldo Emerson has long been recognized as a giant of nineteenth-century American letters. But what can he offer readers today? In this episode, Jacke talks to author James Marcus, author of the new book Glad to the Brink of Fear: A Portrait of Ralph Waldo Emerson, which reconsiders Emerson's reputation as a "…
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