Best biographies podcasts we could find (Updated April 2018)
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Biography
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The podcasting of a life, by Matt Smith. “Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.” - Charles Dickens.
 
American biography is a podcast that looks at American history by following the course of human events and examining the lives of important, if less discussed, Americans who have exerted great influence upon the nation's development. It's the American story told through Americans' stories.
 
Interviews with Biographers about their New Books
 
LearnOutLoud's Biography Podcast will explore the lives of notable people throughout history. Whether it be World Leaders, Political activists, spiritual luminaries, great artists or every day people, this podcast will be a showcase for their story.
 
Of Some Very Famous People You've Never Really Heard Of...In Less Than An Hour.
 
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Biography Podcasts
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The students in Mrs. Tyranski and Mrs. Aronson’s classes have been studying the American Revolutionary War. In doing so, each student researched a famous person during this time period, dressed in character, and gave an oral report about their person. They then summarized their work to record a podcast.
 
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Audio biography
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Welcome to Audio biography! I’m your host Alex McGann, and each week I will be discussing a different music legend from all genres. This podcast idea came to me out of a passion for all kinds of music and the artists behind the songs. I hope you enjoy each episode as I discuss the lives of these artists. Please subscribe to the Audio Biography series to never miss an episode.
 
In writing this ponderous tome, the author's desire has been to describe the eminent characters and remarkable events of our annals, in such a form and style, that the YOUNG might make acquaintance with them of their own accord. For this purpose, while ostensibly relating the adventures of a Chair, he has endeavored to keep a distinct and unbroken thread of authentic history. The Chair is made to pass from one to another of those personages, of whom he thought it most desirable for the young ...
 
>Since 2009, Chris Gondek has produced this podcast interviewing biographers about their work.
 
Born to a prosperous cloth merchant of Assisi, Francis (1182-1226) lived the typically high-spirited life of a wealthy young man of his day, which included fighting as a soldier. In 1205, while away at war, he experienced a vision that beckoned him return to Assisi, where he soon lost his taste for the worldly life and began to live a life of evangelical poverty in imitation of Jesus Christ. He embarked upon a pilgrimage to Rome, where he begged for alms alongside the poor at St. Peter's Bas ...
 
"The life of a wild animal always has a tragic end," as Ernest Thompson Seton said. This is the story of Metitsi Wahb, born a playful cub, orphaned young by the murder of his mother, his brothers and sister, raising himself surrounded by enemies, and growing to the fiercest creature anywhere in his vast range -- though showing himself a gentleman in the Yellowstone National Park. And finally, he is laid low by a smaller, more cunning enemy, and defeated in the end by age and injury. "The lif ...
 
Laurence Oliphant, author, international traveller, diplomatist and mystic, who spent a decade in later life under the influence of the spiritualist prophet Thomas Lake Harris, writes here under the amusing guise of Lord Frank Vanecourt, bringing us a veritable pot-pourri of events from everyday life in 1865 as he moves amongst the great, the good, and not so good who reside in the exclusive area of London's Piccadilly W1 and its surroundings. (Introduction by Nigel Carrington)
 
Where History Comes Alive! A fast-paced, well-researched weekly podcast covering a wide range of historical events, persons, places, legends, and mysteries, hosted by Jon Hagadorn. 1001 Heroes Podcast is a proud part of the 1001 Stories Podcast Network, which includes 1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales Podcast and 1001 Stories For the Road Podcast. The network enjoyed over 5 million listens in the past year from a worldwide audience. Get The Free App (1001Stories Network) Now! It combines al ...
 
This book is a wonderful way to learn about how the prairies were years ago, but you will hardly feel you are learning because you will be caught up with the 'little girl', living with her as she grows up far away from any large city. Very well written, in this book you live, worry, and rejoice, along with the little girl. Whether it is through a prairie fire, raising some interesting and queer pet, having fun at some big prairie-time event, or worming her way out of trouble, the little girl ...
 
Welcome to Biography Perspectives presented by a 5th grade class somewhere in the Web-O-Sphere. Photo From:http://www.flickr.com/photos/kateharker/154332963/
 
This podcast acts as supportive material for the Clark County School District's Teaching American History Grant module on Immigration and Collaborative Biographies. During the module, third, fourth, and fifth grade classroom teachers learn about immigration from 1880-1920 through reading history books and children's literature, writing a book report, and writing a historical fiction chapter book.
 
"Jesus of Nazareth, a Biography, by John Mark," recognizes the author of the second Gospel as that "John, whose surname was Mark" (Acts 15:37), whom Barnabas chose as companion when he sailed for Cyprus on his second missionary journey. In making use of the new title, the plan of the Editor is to present "The Gospel: According to Mark" as it would be printed were it written in the twentieth rather than the first century. (Introduction from Forward, by D. Appleton & Co, Publishers, 1922)
 
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Historical Figures
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Big Lives. Little-known Facts. Great, unknown stories hide inside history—every Wednesday, we dig up what you don't know about the icons you do know. Hosts Carter and Vanessa bring history to life, telling unexpected anecdotes, describing the real personalities behind big names, and examining each individual’s lasting impact on the world. A reboot of Remarkable Lives. Tragic Deaths. (iTunes “Best Debuts of 2016”) Historical Figures is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.
 
François-Dominique Toussaint L’Ouverture (1743-1803) rose to fame in 1791 during the Haitian struggle for independence. In this revolt, he led thousands of slaves on the island of Hispañola to fight against the colonial European powers of France, Spain and England. The former slaves ultimately established the independent state of Haiti and expelled the Europeans. L’Ouverture eventually became the governor and Commander-In-Chief of Haiti before recognizing and submitting to French rule in 180 ...
 
In every country there have been certain men and women whose busy lives have made the world better or wiser. The names of such are heard so often that every child should know a few facts about them. It is hoped the very short stories told here may make boys and girls eager to learn more about these famous people. (from the Forward of the text)
 
Popography (pop culture + biography) is a podcast born out of my interest in the relationship between our identities and the pop culture we love. Each episode features a conversation with someone I find inspiring, and I hope you'll feel the same. We'll discuss how music, television shows, movies, art pieces, and other media shape our personal journeys and professional development. So join me for these stories and let's learn how to appreciate and exchange passions.
 
A look at the history and mind of a millennial at risk youth, artist, musician and film maker in the USA.
 
Artist Biography Project
 
Biography remains one of the most popular forms of non-fiction, and historical biography has often been the genre in which professional historians have written for a wider audience. But what happens when it is the historian who becomes the subject of t...
 
Podcast by Big Easy Biography
 
Memoir shares the audio biographies of the men and women who changed the world. Each episode will feature one person who impacted the world we live in today. Visit Memoir.one for show notes, to sign up for our newsletter, and to vote for the next featured Memoir!
 
An examination of scientific inquiry through a discussion of the history and philosophy of the scientific endeavor and the people who have participated in it.
 
Kelly and Chris talk to you about classical music whilst making you laugh. AND LEARN. www.ThatClassicalPodcast.com
 
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Emperors of Rome
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“Great empires are not maintained by timidity.” - Tacitus. A podcast series looking at the rulers of the ancient Roman empire, by Dr Rhiannon Evans and Matt Smith.
 
A look at the man behind the myth. The fascinating real life, inventions, and legacy of Nikola Tesla, told in a twice-monthly podcast.
 
Wahb (meaning White Bear) is an orphaned Grizzly Bear who learns to respect his fears, fight for peace, and trust the healing powers of a stinky hot-spring. The story is aptly titled The Biography of a Grizzly because it is about the life of a Grizzly. Seton writes with a folksy tone that will enlighten children to the gore and war that Grizzly Bears endure. I thought it was fun to learn (through Wahb's story) about their life span, their diet, their ability to survive gunshots and bear-trap ...
 
The podcast focuses on the lives and times of great historical figures that have mostly fallen through the cracks of our collective memories. We may have heard of these people, but they don't get the attention that some do. Here, they get their due. http://almostforgotten.squarespace.com on Twitter: @thealmostforgot
 
A sailing memoir written by seaman and adventurer Joshua Slocum, who was the first person to sail around the world alone, documents his epic solo circumnavigation. An international best-seller, the book became a great influence and inspiration to travelers from each corner of the globe. Additionally, Slocum is an example that through determination, courage and hard work any dream can easily become a reality. Written in a modern and conversational tone, the autobiographical account begins wit ...
 
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Eye on Books
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Interviews With Authors of New and Bestselling Books
 
Lars Brownworth, author of "Lost to the West" and creator of the "12 Byzantine Rulers" podcast presents "Norman Centuries", a podcast on the Normans. While popular Norman history focuses on the regions of France and England, Norman Centuries covers the lesser known Italian Normans as well. Visit us at http://NormanCenturies.com/
 
Public Interest Podcast consists of conversations with politicians, activists, advocates, and others who seek to improve the world.
 
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Saint of the Day
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Subscribe to hear the story of one of the venerable Saints commemorated each day in the Orthodox Church.
 
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Post-Movie
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Emphatic for the cinematic!
 
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Founders
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A podcast about people who build companies and the books written about them.
 
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Well Behaved
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Comedians Molly Ruben-Long and Ariel Elias explore the lives of women who changed history but didn't make it into our dumb public school history books.
 
In this eight episode podcast series, we will take a look at the life and times of David Bowie. Episodes will feature rare interviews and classic Bowie tracks.
 
Two years, two months and two days! This is what forms the time line of one man's quest for the simple life and a unique social experiment in complete self reliance and independence. Henry David Thoreau published Walden in 1884. Originally drafted as a series of essays describing a most significant episode in his life, it was finally released in book form with each essay taking on the form of a separate chapter. Thoreau's parents were in financial straights, but rich intellectually and cultu ...
 
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Here We Stand
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A 31-day journey with the heroes of the Reformation.
 
Anyone who has ever been on a package tour with a group of strangers who soon become friends, and passed time swapping stories with them, would instantly identify with this timeless classic of English literature. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer recounts twenty different stories recounted by a diverse group of pilgrims who gather at The Tabard Inn in Southwark, near London, before setting out for the shrine of Thomas Becket in Canterbury. The Host of the inn proposes that they entert ...
 
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History, Bitches
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From Livia Drusilla to Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, history is chock-full of provocative women. This podcast exposes the lives of these crazy dames and bad broads, and re-considers the contentious legacies they’ve left behind. So, hold onto your hats…
 
Short life stories and biographies of Christians who have impacted the world in a positive way by their Christian values and actions and their personal skills. This segment is called "Christians who made a difference".
 
The Legends of Las Vegas is a weekly 2 hour radio programme celebrating the great stars of the Las Vegas strip and beyond. There's lots of swing, bossa nova, easy listening, big band and the great crooners like Nat Cole, Bobby Darin and Nancy Wilson. Each show has a featured artiste where host Gary Williams shares the stories and the music of one particular legend, from Peggy Lee to Dean Martin, and Perry Como to Edith Piaf. Originally broadcast on The Wireless for Age UK, this is the place ...
 
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Restory Show
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Hear ordinary people who face extraordinary circumstances, yet still grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus. Surprising, encouraging, and unsettling (in a good way), the Restory Show helps listeners find Jesus in the midst of their own stories.
 
Famous Men of Rome is a series of biographical sketches written for the purpose of making the study of history lively and interesting by giving insight into the men who lived during this time.
 
Inventor, author, printer, scientist, politician, diplomat—all these terms do not even begin to fully describe the amazing and multitalented, Benjamin Franklin who was of course also one of the Founding Fathers of America. At the age of 75, in 1771 he began work on what he called his Memoirs. He was still working on it when he died in 1790 and it was published posthumously, entitled An Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. The book had a complicated and controversial publication history. Stran ...
 
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In this episode we will continue our journey by highlighting some of the characteristics of God in Deuteronomy chapter 3. Happy listening!
 
In this episode we will continue our journey by highlighting some of the characteristics of God in Deuteronomy chapter 2. Happy listening!
 
If you leave a lasting impression, your brand is working for you. Our guest today is Nikki Craig. Nikki is the owner of LAMP, which stands for Leave a Mark Promotions – which is a Brand Partner of Geiger. Geiger is the industries largest promotional advertising agency. LAMP helps you find a cost-effective way to market and promote your business ...…
 
Duchampian? Dali traffic cones outside the Dali/Duchamp exhibit. Back at the studio complex, Matthew shares highlights from a trip through Florida. The conversation winds its way across topics ranging from the ties between Dalí and Duchamp to this century’s wave of Edison bulbs and reclaimed wood. Several museums and studio spaces are recommend ...…
 
In this episode we will begin our journey by highlighting some of the characteristics of God in Deuteronomy chapter 1. Happy listening!
 
The dominant presence of the Skeptic movement in Wikipedia to suppress alternative information and facts. And is Wikipedia promulgating a biased Skeptic agenda? Rome Viharo is the founding president of Native Smart Inc. in Southern California, a young private company that has developed the first content, private exchange platform and network fo ...…
 
Author Larry Tye joins us to discuss his Casey Award-winning biography of the legendary Satchel Paige. In addition to being one of the great pitchers in baseball history, Paige is an important figure in American history, Tye says.
 
I am very proud to present today’s guest, a great friend of mine: Kurt Fearnley. @kurtfearnleyIt was great to talk deeply with an absolute champion. Kurt Fearnley is a three-time Paralympic gold medalist who has run and finished 64 marathons and has won 43 of those marathons. He has been competing in the Paralympics for 20 years now. Outside of ...…
 
The director of bands at the University of Minnesota, Emily Threinen joins me to discuss her career and share her thoughts about music and teaching. Topics: Emily’s background and the teacher, Tim Smith, who she credits with inspiring her career. Leading students to success without fear or intimidation. A discussion about gender in the band wor ...…
 
The Trufaux Sho presents: Salvatore’s Return The Alpha and the Omega, well sort of…. The man himself, 20+% of TFS, having now graced episodes 001 and 009, pretty cool catch up session to say the least. I hope you enjoy the chat as much as I did. Thanks again Salvatore! 00:09 - Sal meets Dale 00:14 - Dale’s Church 00:17 - The Reality of Truth do ...…
 
Kyle Ridgeway, Physical Therapist at University of Colorado Hospital, comes on the show today to discusses his journey as a new physical therapist and how he came to be where he is now, some of the biggest mistakes that he has made in the acute care/ICU that have changed how he practices, tactics for students to have confidence and success work ...…
 
In which Harry and Mairead discuss the Chinese cultural revolution and espionage. For more on the cultural revolution, Harry recommends Mao Zedong and China in the Twentieth-Century World by Rebecca Karl. Mairead recommends the podcast/radio program Because News, perusing this espionage dictionary, and reading Vera Atkins’ biography and a chron ...…
 
As an entrepreneur, it’s inevitable you’re going to ride the rollercoaster of momentum: Ups and downs. Highs and lows. Some days, you’ll be at the peak of your game. Other days, you’ll feel at rock bottom, ready to hand over the white towel in submission. But fear not; today’s episode is all about showing you practical ways to regain momentum, ...…
 
Time for biographies in book form. Check out one of these real life people today!Critters 2 (DVD)-Jesus Christ Superstar (DVD)- https://goo.gl/jNGNvKThe Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary (BOOK)- https://goo.gl/Lh7DA5Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning: 1977, Baseball, Po ...…
 
We kick off Episode 7 with another installment of The Podium (0:47) recounting our favorite Olympic moments from Pyeongchang. Next, we give our breakdown of what the Hyperloop is and the history of Virgin Hyperloop One (7:35). Confused as to what the difference is? Don’t be; take a listen and level up. It's not like you didn't already know, but ...…
 
"Buy Less. Choose Well. Make it Last. Quality Not Quantity". In this extended bank holiday edition we chat about the Dame of British Fashion, the lady responsible for founding the punk movement who believes that fashion really can change the world. Conscious to not turn this episode into just 'another' biography about one of fashions most loved ...…
 
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Marina comes up for air to rejoin the podcast after having her nose in a textbook all semester. Talking about the sexual harassment crisis, porn use, #MeToo, why we care, Christian morality, Pope Paul VI's Humanae Vitae, Natural Family Planning (not the rhythm method), fear, and how they're all related. MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE The Public Disco ...…
 
AUTHOR. (Photo:Landscape resulting from the ruina montium mining technique at Las Médulas, Spain, one of the most important gold mines in the Roman Empire ) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Empire 101: Pax Romana: 6of 6: War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World by Adrian Golds ...…
 
AUTHOR. (Photo:Landscape resulting from the ruina montium mining technique at Las Médulas, Spain, one of the most important gold mines in the Roman Empire ) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Empire 101: Pax Romana: 6of 6: War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World by Adrian Golds ...…
 
In a space of less than a mile, seven bridges link Newcastle with Gateshead including the distinctive shape of the Tyne Bridge. But what kind of human endeavour goes into imagining and realising such man-made wonders? Newcastle University’s Sean Wilkinson, Erica Wagner author of Chief Engineer, and architect Simon Roberts look at the bond betwe ...…
 
Hendrik Meijer discusses his biography, Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century, on the mid-20th century Michigan senator who evolved from America’s leading isolationist into its leading internationalist and spearheaded coalitions that continue to form the foundation of American foreign and domestic policy today. Jeffre ...…
 
Doug has lost his suspension pen, Buck Swope holds Iggy accountable, updating the Tournament of Drops, Iggy has knowledge on both Wendy Whoppers and Allura Jensen, Roderick talks about former WWE superstar Virgil, Armen Keteyian co-authored a new biography of Tiger Woods and joins the program to talk it over with Jennings and Iggy, additional T ...…
 
This week, the National Constitution Center celebrates the March 2018 opening of its new exhibit, Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation. This compelling new exhibit highlights the competing ideas of Alexander Hamilton and his legendary rivals, including Madison, Jefferson, Adams, and Burr, and the personalities and constitut ...…
 
A half-century later, 1968 remains etched in our collective memory, a year of tremendous hope and utter tragedy. This week we take the first of three looks at that iconic year. Gary Eichten, a longtime reporter and host for Minnesota Public Radio, talks about Eugene McCarthy, his lonely challenge to President Johnson, his strong showing in the ...…
 
Nick Galieti (host) and Jared Riddick (Archivist for Book of Mormon Central) discuss the book, "Life of Nephi" by George Q. Cannon. Originally published in 1883 as part of the Faith Promoting Series, this book was originally written as a biography on the Prophet Nephi. after their brief discussion is a reading of Chapter 2 of the book. Each wee ...…
 
Ulie interviews author, Marc Cushman, on his new book, "Irwin Allen's Lost in Space: The Authorized Biography of a Sci-Fi Classic Volume One." Marc shares insight on the life and career of Irwin Allen and offers an intriguing preview of some of the details from the new book from Jacobs Brown Press.
 
The complete recording can be purchased at Audible.com:https://tinyurl.com/ydg8nsalEndymionA poetic romanceby John KeatsEndymion is the largest work by John Keats and was composed between April and November 1817. It was published in April 1818, and the critical reception was almost universally hostile. The plot is built around the ancient Greek ...…
 
The Wrong Brothers are a pysch blues band form London Ontario. Their riffs tear through your soul with "music that won't call you back the next day" (WB Biography). I have seen them live many times & it is always a blast. In this episode we talk about the writing process, releasing two singles every month, different promotional methods, 3 EP's ...…
 
Welcome to the first episode of the All Selling Aside podcast, brought to you by MarketingOnline.com! If you want a free demo of the world’s most user-friendly mobile texting software, check out this link. I’m your host, Alex Mandossian, and I’m excited to share potentially life-changing insights into how you can ethically influence others in y ...…
 
Kicking off our first score analysis, we set the stage by discussing the problems that haunted the production of Jaws... and how these same problems were turned into advantages through the creative genius of Steven Spielberg and John Williams. We also give a brief biography of Williams' early life and career, and discuss how his experiences and ...…
 
We talk about Limp Bizkit, guns and having kids in school during all the protests, drinking with your pinky up and feeling classy, bad biographies, having 30 kids in your graduating class , DMX jamming to his own music in court, and how the name 1220 Exteriors came about(Spoiler Alert, It's just Jason's birthday)Music-Black Sabbath- "War Pigs"Z ...…
 
Topics:Black Panther Sets A Record,Diplomatic Immunity 15yrs Ago!Life After Death 21Yrs Later,A Kendrick Lamar Biography?MMA Fighter Front Flips and Gets DQ'd?Woman Mc. Slaps The Shit Outta WorkerMom and Baby Get High Together?Utah has Free Range Parenting?Young Jeezy Announces RetirementA W for Marvin Gaye!Logic Keeps It Real For Break Up!…
 
Zak and Steven talk about surprise breakfast, museums that are not closed in lots of ways, tests of attention span, hot or not with journals, in Sweden you (don’t) carry bikes, color-blind texting, heavy phone 2, daily poison, taking credit, the Da Vinci Pride, and maps of cats. Hidden Treasures Short Stack Eatery Decision Fatigue – Wikipedia V ...…
 
Philip Bahoshy is the Founder of MAGNiTT, an online platform that connects MENA entrepreneurs, startups and investors and offers access to extensive research, analytics and insights from across the region. He was raised in the UK with Iraqi origins, Philip obtained an MBA from INSEAD in 2013 and a BSc in Economics from the London School of Econ ...…
 
Today's guest on I Am Refocused Podcast Special Edition is Avraham Azrieli The Book: “Deborah Calling” (HarperCollins, 2017)Description: “Deborah Calling” is the second novel in the “Deborah Rising” series, an inspiring historical adventure about the first woman to lead a nation in human history. (Cover image provided separately)In the traditio ...…
 
Welcome to the Brown Chicken Brown Cow March Vodcast turned Podcast series on Legal, Financial, Medical, and Social Services for Non-Traditional Individuals and Relationships. This was a very fun show with a lot of informtion from our guests Toby Adams, and Attorney and runs the Intersex and Gender Queer Recognition Project. We also talk with H ...…
 
The book, 'Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine' is the story of one man’s ego, 1960s youth culture, and the history of rock and roll, all jammed into one. Like the magazine, the book covers power, fame, and politics through unbelievable stories involving icons of rock. The book provides vivid details abo ...…
 
This week, author and renowned theologian N.T. Wright joins us to discuss his new book, Paul: A Biography. We also talk with Passion about their brand album Whole Heart. The gang also discusses the Andrew Peterson music video controversy, Arcade Fire’s ‘SNL’ appearance, “space DNA” and a lot more!
 
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