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One unexpected idea can be all it takes to start or grow a business. And every successful entrepreneur knows when to follow their instinct and turn that sudden brainwave into something more. Absa Game Changers with 702 and CapeTalk is all about celebrating innovative business people who followed their instincts, and used their bright idea to fuel their success.
 
The Nedbank Business Accelerator Campaign celebrates entrepreneurs who build the businesses that South Africa needs. In this series Business growth specialist Pavlo Phitidis shares his years of experience to help you to make key changes necessary to accelerate your business. For more information - or to register for the programme - check out http://business.702.co.za #BizX
 
They say everyone is facing their own battles, but some stories beggar belief. Often the media tells the stories of personal catastrophe and then promptly walks away. What happens to the person who is left, with their life in tatters. How do they survive, and sometimes even thrive, in spite of seemingly insurmountable odds. What is it that makes some people so strong? We bring you four stories of survival, that chart four individuals’ journey back to wellness. They have faced physical and em ...
 
702 partnered with The Moth to present unique story podcasts around issues of personal identity and experiences with HIV/ AIDS. Some stories are from The Moth archives while most in this series will be sourced from “Beneath the Armour: A Moth Storytelling Showcase” - a live event exploring broad themes of personal identity and personal experience with HIV/AIDS.
 
Social Entrepreneurship is a growing movement in South Africa as a way of connecting business and 'doing good'. Knowledge-sharing about this sector forms part of the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s mandate. This series offers case studies and practical guidelines for social entrepreneurs. This podcast series is developed by the Bertha Centre, a specialised unit at UCT's GSB, and Primedia Broadcasting. For more on the Bertha Centre, visit www.gsb.uct.ac.za/berthacen ...
 
An introduction to machine learning to assist business leaders to understand what it can and can't do. In the three episodes, you will get a sense of the potential impact, the nature and types of models available and case studies that may apply to your industry. Allan Kent is the Head of Digital at Primedia Broadcasting and is the host of this series.
 
Do you know who Mbuyisa Makhubu is? His tortured face stares out from Sam Nzima’s famous photograph of the 1976 Soweto Uprising but little is known about the tall, lanky man in dungarees carrying a wounded Hector Pieterson. This four part podcast series investigates his journey from the most wanted man in Soweto, into exile and to his disappearance in 1978. For decades speculation swirled about what happened to Makhubu until in 2013 it was revealed that a man languishing in a Canadian prison ...
 
In a world where it's too dangerous to go outside, a starry-eyed teen cellist risks leaving her apartment to win the love of the rebel punk next door. A twisted musical with a good, pure heart. Starring Annie Golden, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Marc Kudisch, Sarah Stiles, Taylor Trensch, Tony Vincent Book by Jason Schafer, Music by Arthur Lafrentz Bacon, Lyrics by Harris Doran Based on a story by Jason Schafer, suggested by Oscar Wilde’s fairytale “The Nightingale and the Rose” Directed and Edited ...
 
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Jacke takes a look at the life and works of Jean Rhys (1890-1979), whose masterpiece Wide Sargasso Sea (1966), reimagined Jane Eyre from the point of view of "the madwoman in the attic," and still stands as one of the seminal works of feminist and postcolonial studies.Help support the show at patreon.com/literature or historyofliterature.com/shop. …
 
In this special Halloween episode, Jacke and Evie take a look at Edgar Allan Poe's great revenge story, "The Cask of Amontillado" (1846), written when Poe was destitute and in the depths of despair. Enjoy!Help support the show at patreon.com/literature or historyofliterature.com/shop. (We appreciate it!) Find out more at historyofliterature.com, ja…
 
George Orwell (1903-1950) was one of the twentieth century's great literary figures. An English novelist, who also excelled at essays and journalism, he fought all his life against injustice, snobbery, hypocrisy, deception (including self-deception), and lazy prose. In this episode, Mike Palindrome, president of the Literature Supporters Club, join…
 
In 1965, the critic Joseph Wood Krutch studied the available evidence and came to a surprising conclusion. "Edgar Allan Poe," he wrote, "invented the detective story in order that he might not go mad." Arthur Conan Doyle, a man who knew a thing or two about detective stories, was quick to credit his boyhood hero with inspiring Sherlock Holmes and a…
 
Professor Richard Bradford, author of the new biography The Man Who Wasn't There: A Life of Ernest Hemingway, joins Jacke to talk about Hemingway's uneasy relationship with the truth.RICHARD BRADFORD is Research Professor in English at Ulster University and Visiting Professor at the University of Avignon. He has published over 25 acclaimed books, i…
 
He was "the king of poets," said Rimbaud, "a true God." T. S. Eliot called him a deformed Dante and said, “I am an English poet of American origin who learnt his art under the aegis of Baudelaire and the Baudelairian lineage of poets.” In this episode, Jacke takes a look at Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), his masterwork Les Fleurs du Mal (Flowers o…
 
Authors Stephanie Kent and Logan Smalley join Jacke to talk about their new book for book lovers, The Call Me Ishmael Phone Book: An Interactive Guide to Life-Changing Books. If you love books, and talking about books, and people who love books, and people who love talking about books...well, you get the idea. Listen to this episode, and then go ch…
 
Evie Lee, a Vice President of the Literature Supporters Club, joins Jacke for a look at Poe's classic doppelgänger story, "William Wilson" (1839).Help support the show at patreon.com/literature or historyofliterature.com/shop. (We appreciate it!) Find out more at historyofliterature.com, jackewilson.com, or by following Jacke and Mike on Twitter at…
 
It's another much-anticipated, often-requested Mike Palindrome Solo Episode! In this special installment of The History of Literature Podcast, Jacke turns the keys over to Mike Palindrome, President of the Literature Supporters Club, for a deep look at David Foster Wallace's magnum opus, Infinite Jest. Enjoy!Help support the show at patreon.com/lit…
 
In 1843, Edgar Allan Poe, desperate for money and terrified that his wife was about to die, "became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity." Fueled by alcohol and despair, he fell into "fits of absolute unconsciousness"--and yet managed to write some of his greatest masterpieces, including "The Black Cat," which has been shocking readers fo…
 
Robin Lithgow spent her life immersed in the performing arts, including a childhood in the theater and decades spent as an educator and arts administrator. But it wasn't until she read a little-known work by Erasmus that she fully realized the importance that performance had on Shakespeare and his generation--which mirrored the experiences she had …
 
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648-1695) was born in Mexico or, as it was known then, New Spain. She was a poet, a philosopher, a dramatist, a scholar, a poet, and a nun, known in her time as the "Tenth Muse" and to later generations as the "Mexican Phoenix," as her powerful body of work rose from the ashes of religious condemnation. Today, she is wid…
 
Fan favorite Margot Livesey returns to the History of Literature to discuss her new novel, The Boy in the Field, and to help Jacke choose the greatest writers in Scotland's history. MARGOT LIVESEY is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Flight of Gemma Hardy, The House on Fortune Street, Banishing Verona, Eva Moves the Furniture,…
 
Jacke makes up for a mistake with a special bonus episode on Edgar Allan Poe's bizarre short story "Hop-Frog; Or, the Eight Chained Orang-Outangs" (1849).Help support the show at patreon.com/literature or historyofliterature.com/shop. (We appreciate it!) Find out more at historyofliterature.com, jackewilson.com, or by following Jacke and Mike on Tw…
 
The "Forgotten Women of Literature" series continues with a look at Aemilia Bassano Lanyer (1569-1545), the first Englishwoman to publish a volume of poetry, the protofeminist Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum, which tells the story of Christ's crucifixion from a woman's perspective. In addition to her many accomplishments and incredible life story, Lanyer …
 
The History of Literature Podcast presents "Copperopolis," written and performed by Tommy Orange, and produced by Storybound, a radio theater podcast. PLUS Jacke Lonelyhearts takes a look at the personal ads in The New York Review of Books.Tommy Orange is faculty at the Institute of American Indian Arts MFA program. He is an enrolled member of the …
 
Cai Yan (Wenji) (c. 178 - c. 250?) was the daughter of Cai Yong, one of the most famous scholars of the Han Dynasty. After being widowed at a young age, Cai Wenji was abducted by a nomadic tribe, where she was forced to marry a chieftain and bear his children. The tragedy of her life story, and the songs of lament that have been attributed to her, …
 
Ovid (43 BCE - 17 or 18 AD) was one of the most successful poets in the Roman Empire--until he was banished from Rome by Augustus himself. What led to his exile? What had he written, and how might it have offended the emperor? In this episode, Jacke takes a look at the author of The Art of Love, Metamorphoses, and many other works.Help support the …
 
Jacke and special guest Charles Halton take a look at the poetry of Enheduanna (2286-2252 BC), a high priestess in ancient Mesopotamia who is the earliest known poet whose name has been recorded.Charles Halton (Ph.D., Hebrew Union College) is the co-author of Women's Writing of Ancient Mesopotamia: An Anthology of the Earliest Female Authors. He is…
 
Jacke Wilson and the History of Literature Podcast present a special guest episode from the Storybound project.Storybound is a radio theater program designed for the podcast age. Hosted by Jude Brewer and with original music composed for each episode, the podcast features the voices of today’s literary icons reading their essays, poems, and fiction…
 
Bleeding Love: Songs from the Podcast Full Album Available to stream: https://ditto.fm/bleeding_love Music by Arthur Lafrentz Bacon, Lyrics by Harris Doran Copyright Arthur Lafrentz Bacon & Harris Doran, 2020 Book by Jason Schafer Directed and Edited by Harris Doran Audio Drama produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales, in association with Kent N…
 
"Bleeding Love" from Bleeding Love: Songs from the Podcast Available to stream: https://ditto.fm/bleeding-love Performed by Tony Vincent Music by Arthur Lafrentz Bacon, Lyrics by Harris Doran Copyright Arthur Lafrentz Bacon & Harris Doran, 2020 Full Album releasing August 7th Book by Jason Schafer Directed and Edited by Harris Doran Audio Drama pro…
 
"Is This Summer?" from Bleeding Love: Songs from the Podcast Available to stream: https://ditto.fm/is-this-summer Performed by Sarah Stiles and Tony Vincent Music by Arthur Lafrentz Bacon, Lyrics by Harris Doran Copyright Arthur Lafrentz Bacon & Harris Doran, 2020 Full Album releasing August 7th Book by Jason Schafer Directed and Edited by Harris D…
 
"It's Just a Street" from Bleeding Love: Songs from the Podcast Available to stream: https://ditto.fm/its-just-a-street Performed by Sarah Stiles Music by Arthur Lafrentz Bacon, Lyrics by Harris Doran Copyright Arthur Lafrentz Bacon & Harris Doran, 2020 Full Album releasing August 7th Book by Jason Schafer Directed and Edited by Harris Doran Audio …
 
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