Best biography podcasts we could find (Updated June 2017)
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Oxford Biographies
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A fortnightly biography of an intriguing individual from British history. Each episode in the podcast is a biography selected from the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - the authoritative collection of more than 56,000 lives of men and women from around the world who have shaped Britain's history. You can download more free biographies from the web site at www.oxforddnb.com.
 
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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.
 
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American Biography
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American biography is a podcast that looks at American history through a human prism by 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.
 
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New Books in Biography
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Interviews with Biographers about their New Books
 
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LearnOutLoud's Biography Podcast
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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.
 
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5 Minute Biographies
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Biographies to read or listen to in about 5 minutes
 
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Byte Sized Biographies…
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Of Some Very Famous People You May Barely Recognize...In Less Than An Hour. Special thanks to Woodbury University's "Media For Social Justice" Program.
 
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True Stories from History and Biography by HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel
 
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 ...
 
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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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Saint Francis of Assisi: A Biography by JORGENSEN, Johannes
 
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 ...
 
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Piccadilly A Fragment of Contemporary Biography by OLIPHANT, Laurence
 
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)
 
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Biography Of An American
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A look at the history and mind of a millennial at risk youth, artist, musician and film maker in the USA.
 
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Biography of a Grizzly
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"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 ...
 
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Child's Book of American Biography, The by STIMPSON, Mary Stoyell
 
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)
 
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Biography Perspectives Podcast
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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/
 
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Biography of a Grizzly
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"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 life ...
 
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Toussaint L’Ouverture: A Biography and Autobiography by BEARD, John Relly
 
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 ...
 
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Immigration and Collaborative Biographies
 
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.
 
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Industrial Biography Podcast
Weekly
 
Industrial Biography is produced by Industrial Info Resources, Incorporated from its studios located in Pontiac, Michigan. This is a 3 to 7 minute pre-recorded program produced by professional radio personalities using some of America's best voice over talent. The program is designed to honor a company's accomplishments among their industrial peers and most importantly to their customers and prospects! The content of this program most often includes details of a company's early history, stru ...
 
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Biography of a Prairie Girl, The by GATES, Eleanor
 
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 ...
 
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Biography of a Grizzly (version 2), The by SETON, Ernest Thompson
 
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 ...
 
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Jesus of Nazareth, A Biography by JOHN MARK
 
"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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Tom Rhodes Radio Smart Camp
 
What are the limits of freedom of speech? Who went to far with freedom of speech Kathy or Bill Maher? Take a ride out of the doldrums and depression by letting us show you how to look on the bright side. In this episode Ashna and I talk about out trip to New York where we hung out with Dave Attell and Michael Che. Learn how I dealt with followi ...…
 
Friday, June 23: Trump Says Dems Deserve Pelosi - President Trump indicated that Democrats deserve to keep embattled leader Nancy Pelosi steering the ship because she’ s a bad asset. In geopolitical news, journalist Michael Malice, who wrote an unauthorized biography on Kim Jong Il, explains what exactly is going on in North Korea today. Also, ...…
 
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the 3rd study session on Gil Scott-Heron's memoir, The Last Holiday. A poet, author, musician and victim of Racism, Scott-Heron passed away in 2011. He composed an impressive body of music that directly addresses black lives and how the System of White Supremacy tortures black people. Iconic selections like ...…
 
Part 2: Michael Snyder rejoins the program to discuss the shape of the U.S. economy and how he thinks the market and the economy will perform in the near future. We also discuss the latest Alex Jones/Megyn Kelly media wars and his opinion on the current narrative being formed. Lastly we discuss his upcoming decision to run for congress which ha ...…
 
Rise of the Dungeon Master: Gary Gygax and the Creation of D and D (Nation Books, 2017) by David Kushner and illustrated by Koren Shadmi is a gorgeous depiction of the late E. Gary Gygax’s life and times. Gygax’s story…
 
How do poetry and song convey Jewish meaning? Does Jewish poetry have to be liturgical? At the turn of the century, Ahad Ha’am challenged the early Zionist movement to conceive of the Jewish nation as a home for the Jewish national spirit. Even in the diaspora, the Jewish imagination needs tending. Who were the most prominent Jewish poets of th ...…
 
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Speak N' Destroy
 
Mark Eglinton joins Ryan J. Downey to talk about his new book, So Let It Be Written: The Biography of Metallica’s James Hetfield. Eglinton is the coauthor of recent memoirs from Rex Brown (Pantera) and Nergal (Behemoth) and several other works of nonfiction. Plus: Speak N’ Destroy’s first contest!
 
نستضيف في حوار جديد “ياسمين هلال” الشريك المؤسس لـ علمني Educate me . علمني هي مؤسسة مصرية غير هادفة للربح هدفها تطوير التعليم في مصر. تخرجت ياسمين هلال من كلية الهندسة بجامعة القاهرة وحصلت على تقدير امتياز مع مرتبة الشرف. كما كانت كابتن فريق كرة السلة بنادي الجزيرة وحصلت على ٣٥ ميدالية. كما حازت “علمني” على العديد من الجوائز المحلية والعالمية. ...…
 
Before visiting Germany a few years ago, I didn’t know very much about German history or culture, and didn’t really care to. I had always had a warm place in my heart for France, and felt my Gallic tastes were fundamentally at odds with what little I had grasped of life in Germany. As I saw things, the French language was smoother and more mell ...…
 
Leanne de Souza has been a manager for nearly 20 years. She is from Brisbane and was booking and touring artists internationally in the 90s with a phone and a fax machine - back when the music scene in Brisbane was virtually non-existent. She has managed acts like Kate Miller Heidke, Thelma Plum, The Medics, Katie Noonan's band George, and more ...…
 
Michael's essay (38 sec); Robert Harris on O Canada (5:12); Peter Russell on Canadian history (44:07); Expo 67 fashion doc (1:04:54)By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
AuthorPhoto: (Napoleon returned from Elba, by Karl Stenben, 19th century)http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/scheduleshttp://johnbatchelorshow.com/blogTwitter: @batchelorshowNapoleon: A Life by Andrew Roberts. PART 7 of 8.An Amazon Best Book of the Month, November 2014: There have been many books about Napoleon, but ...…
 
AuthorPhoto: (Napoleon returned from Elba, by Karl Stenben, 19th century)http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/scheduleshttp://johnbatchelorshow.com/blogTwitter: @batchelorshowNapoleon: A Life by Andrew Roberts. PART 7 of 8.An Amazon Best Book of the Month, November 2014: There have been many books about Napoleon, but ...…
 
Paul chats with Brian Jay Jones, author of George Lucas: A Life, Jim Henson: The Biography, and Washington Irving: The Definitive Biography.
 
June is wedding month. Marianne, Bernard, and Peter discuss simple weddings and their charms. Then they consider a paragraph on heritage from the document "Foundations of our Faith and Calling", the Bruderhof's public account of faith.Here are some of the links and references from this episode:-Foundations of our Faith and Calling - http://www. ...…
 
Mary Dearborn joins us to discuss her biography Ernest Hemingway. Dearborn explores the life and work of the famed novelist. She draws on previously unpublished materials to examine his childhood, the beginning of his literary career in Paris and his later years. Mary Dearborn will appear in conversation with Victoria Wilson, her editor, at McN ...…
 
Mary Dearborn joins us to discuss her biography Ernest Hemingway. Dearborn explores the life and work of the famed novelist. She draws on previously unpublished materials to examine his childhood, the beginning of his literary career in Paris and his later years. Mary Dearborn will appear in conversation with Victoria Wilson, her editor, at McN ...…
 
Mary Dearborn joins us to discuss her biography Ernest Hemingway. Dearborn explores the life and work of the famed novelist. She draws on previously unpublished materials to examine his childhood, the beginning of his literary career in Paris and his later years. Mary Dearborn will appear in conversation with Victoria Wilson, her editor, at McN ...…
 
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Foot Stompin Free Scottish Music Podcast
 
Hi there, Hands Up for Trad are back with the latest Foot Stompin’ Podcast! Featuring 50 minutes of great Scottish music including The Chair, Tide Lines, Nick Keir, Fred Morrison, Donald Black, Jarlath Henderson, Balter, Hero, Fiona Ross, JPP and INYAL. Please Share! Huinka by The Chair Track - The Folky Gibbon https://www.facebook.com/lovethec ...…
 
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Ken Rudin's Political Junkie
 
Even without the filibuster, it still took a while for President Trump’s cabinet to get confirmed. So just how hard is it to get through the confirmation process? Linda Chavez, who was President George W. Bush’s choice to head up the Labor Department in 2001 talks about her experience. Chavez was forced to withdraw her name after it was reveale ...…
 
Hey, everyone! Thanks so much for joining us today for this week’s unSeminary podcast. In this episode we’re excited to have Brian Dennert with us from Faith Church. Faith Church was founded in 1963 in South Holland, Illinois. Today they have eight campuses within Illinois and Indiana. Like many others, the church was on the decline until they ...…
 
Hey, everyone! Thanks so much for joining us today for this week’s unSeminary podcast. In this episode we’re excited to have Brian Dennert with us from Faith Church. Faith Church was founded in 1963 in South Holland, Illinois. Today they have eight campuses within Illinois and Indiana. Like many others, the church was on the decline until they ...…
 
Dr. Dan joyfully welcomes author and Rhodes Scholar Jessica Teich today (www.byjessicateich.com). Jessica’s memoir The Future Tense of Joy has been universally praised by many including Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Daniel Silva, countless reviewers and a diverse group of bloggers for its honest, courageous, and real discussion of fear, suicide, ...…
 
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What Book Hooked You?
 
In this episode author Kate Scelsa tells how the book that hooked her was an inspiration to her debut release Fans of the Impossible Life and how her performance in an 8 hour play base on The Great Gatsby helps get her book finished. Episode Mentions Brideshead Revisited BBC miniseries of Brideshead Revisited Fans of the Impossible Life Elevato ...…
 
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5 Minute Biographies
 
“I rob banks for a living, what do you do?” – John Dillinger John Dillinger Biography The Depression-era has become a somewhat romanticised time in American history, especially as the memory of it fades from the collective consciousness. It was a time when people used to think that outlaws still had a certain amount of nobility or chivalry abou ...…
 
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The Story Behind | The Extraordinary History of the Ordinary
 
Join The Story Behind Discussion Group on Facebook! If you are driving, did you notice the last exit you passed? Or do you remember where you were on the road five minutes ago? If you answered no to those questions, you’re already familiar with this episode’s topic. (Also, what are you doing reading show notes while you're driving? Watch the ro ...…
 
The Case Of The Lost and Found (Aired December 7, 1948) The stories were well written and directed by William N. Robson as well as McGill. The skill of this group shows in making the series very good radio. The show was a big promoter of the free press and the first amendment with its opening sequence: "Freedom of the press is a flaming sword! ...…
 
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ADP: Col. Kevin Randle (Ret), PhD
 
Irena (McCammon) Scott is an American author and physiologist. She received a BS from The Ohio State University, an MS from the University of Nevada, and a PhD from the University of Missouri in the Department of Veterinary Medicine. Her post-doctoral studies were done at Cornell University.She has been employed as an Assistant Professor (Depar ...…
 
Michael Snyder rejoins the program to discuss the shape of the U.S. economy and how he thinks the market and the economy will perform in the near future. We also discuss the latest Alex Jones/Megyn Kelly media wars and his opinion on the current narrative being formed. Lastly we discuss his upcoming decision to run for congress which has become ...…
 
AuthorPhoto: (The Moscow fire depicted by an unknown German artist )http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/scheduleshttp://johnbatchelorshow.com/blogTwitter: @BatchelorShowNapoleon: A Life by Andrew Roberts. PART 6 of 8.An Amazon Best Book of the Month, November 2014: There have been many books about Napoleon, but Andr ...…
 
AuthorPhoto: (The Moscow fire depicted by an unknown German artist )http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/scheduleshttp://johnbatchelorshow.com/blogTwitter: @BatchelorShowNapoleon: A Life by Andrew Roberts. PART 6 of 8.An Amazon Best Book of the Month, November 2014: There have been many books about Napoleon, but Andr ...…
 
South Carolina artist Peter Lenzo creates masterful sculpture that has gained the attention of collectors from across the country. His work draws inspiration from the traditionally African American art of face jugs and is currently on display at Columbia's If Art Gallery . South Carolina Public Radio's Haley Kellner talks with Peter Lenzo and g ...…
 
Alright! We have read it, now what do we think? Click below and find out! Here is our last episode where we interview Michael Tanner. ‘Junior Braves of the Apocalypse’ description: The Junior Braves of Tribe 65 return from a camping trip to find swarms of bloodthirsty mutants have overrun their town, bringing death and destruction everywhere th ...…
 
Deb Dugan, CEO of (RED), the organization founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver to fight AIDS in Africa, has overseen some of the most original and powerful charity marketing campaigns from the brand new Eat (RED) Film Fest to turning restaurants "red" for a month. On this episode of Speaking Broadly, Dugan talks about inspirations from her trips t ...…
 
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