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Poem-a-Day

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Poem-a-Day is the original, daily poetry series featuring new poems by today’s poets. Produced by the Academy of American Poets, this free digital series is made possible by you, our readers and listeners. Theme music by Kat Rejsek. Audio engineering by Coleman Edward Dues. Learn more about Poem-a-Day and, if you can, please consider supporting this series by making a gift at poets.org/give.
 
“Teaching my cat to read” is the ‘very serious’ book review podcast. During lockdown, we made it a mission to try to read more books, and talk about them in our own virtual book club. Sometimes the cat would interrupt, as if she wanted to learn to read! Leading to hilarious results, we decided to make a podcast. Join us, as we navigate through both classic and modern literature, discussing topics such as ‘who would win in a fight’ and ‘which is the best movie adaptation’ and ‘what rating wou ...
 
Host Jamie chats with friends Bené, Kayla, and Ryan about Frank Herbert's popular science fiction novel Dune. With the impending release of the new film, Jamie and Ryan revisit a story that has influenced them since they were teenagers, while Bené and Kayla (a professed non-lover of sci-fi and fantasy) are introduced to Paul and his journey for the first time. Join us on Arrakis for a 3 chapter a week deep-dive- with absolutely no distractions. Okay, maybe a few distractions along the way.
 
Greetings, Citizens. Join us as we review some of your favorite geek genre films. We're working chronologically from 1951 to the present. Occasionally we'll interrupt the list of movies to bring you Trailer Talk episodes, in which we take a look at new trailers for upcoming movies. Hosted by Travis and Patrick.
 
You know how when someone asks "How are you?" you just say "Fine,” even if you’re totally dying inside, so everyone can go about their day? “Terrible, Thanks For Asking” is the opposite of that. Nora McInerny asks real people to share their complicated and honest feelings about how they really are. It’s sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and often both. From American Public Media.
 
The world is a noisy place where you fight to be heard every day. Despite the fact that we have been taught at home and at school how to speak, none of us have had any training in how to listen. Multiple academic studies have shown that between 50% and 55% of your working day is spent listening, yet only 2% of people have been trained in how to listen. We feel frustrated,isolated and confused because we aren't heard. As a speaker, it takes absolutely no training to notice when someone isn't ...
 
Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical journalist who had a panic attack on live national television, which led him to try something he otherwise never would have considered: meditation. He went on to write the bestselling book, 10% Happier. On this show, Dan talks with eminent meditation teachers, top scientists, and even the odd celebrity. Guests include everyone from His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Brené Brown to Karamo from Queer Eye. On some episodes, Dan ventures into the deep end of the po ...
 
Set after the Grace Harlowe High School series, Grace and her friends Miriam and Anne start a new chapter of their lives as Freshmen at Overton College. After various trials and tribulations they earn the respect of the elder classes and become valued members of the school. (Introduction by BumbleVee)
 
How do we find fulfilment as we pay the bills? In this podcast, which grew out of her previous podcast Work Interrupted, Christina Patterson talks to inspirational guests – writers, entrepreneurs, artists, doctors, comedians, scientists – about how they have managed to build a work life that brings some meaning, fun and even joy.
 
This is Imposter, Interrupted, where hard work, balance and community come together to interrupt insecurity and get us to where we aspire to be. What makes the women around me doubt themselves? What have they done to overcome that doubt? How have the women around me sought to take care of themselves, to take care of their families, and to have fun, all without spreading themselves too thin? What can we all learn from each other about how to better achieve work/life balance? What is work/life ...
 
Welcome to the Personal Development Mastery podcast. I am Agi Keramidas and my mission is to inspire you to grow, stand out, and take action towards the next level of your life - towards the best version of yourself! I interview leaders, authors, successful entrepreneurs, spiritual teachers, exceptional people who will inspire you to improve your life. They share their journey, their major a-ha moments, milestones, failures, and lessons for you to learn, grow, and get inspired to take action ...
 
Written nearly seven decades before Neil Armstrong's historic “Giant leap for Mankind” this book by one of the most influential sci-fi writers in English is an interesting read. The First Men in the Moon by Herbert George Wells, the English author who is today called the Father of Science Fiction, describes a strange and fantastic voyage. Businessman and budding playwright, John Bedford takes a sabbatical from his work and decides to write a play. He moves to a lonely cottage in Kent where h ...
 
Comedy interviews are great, but they never ask the really juicy questions: how much is your rent? How do you have sex? What's that weird trait you find attractive in potential partners that other people find bizarre? You wanna know! And we don't blame you. Enter CRAZY HOT, a podcast hosted by Eileen (Aries) and Lauren (Virgo), two hotness experts and chronic over sharers six years into our overnight success as NYC comedians, featuring interviews with the world's hottest funny people (and ou ...
 
The infamous U boats deployed by Germany in the two World Wars have spawned several works of fiction and non-fiction. These deadly vessels were not just efficient and lethal killing machines, but they were also used very effectively in economic blockades. They were positioned primarily to obstruct the conveyance of fuel, food and other essential supplies which the enemy needed to sustain the war effort. In the Diary of a U Boat Commander, the author, Stephen King-Hall draws upon his vast per ...
 
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Larry Robertson is an award-winning author, strategist, and innovation advisor, who works at the nexus of creativity, leadership, and entrepreneurship. As the founder of Lighthouse Consulting, he has for over 25 years guided entrepreneurial ventures and their leaders through uncertainty & change to lasting success. He is the author of three books, …
 
Regather your attention with this short meditation. Afterwards, you can use that newfound focus to make progress on whatever matters most. About Anushka Fernandopulle: Anushka teaches meditation, works as an organizational consultant, and does leadership coaching with individuals and teams. She has practiced meditation for over 25 years, including …
 
How do we find fulfilment as we pay the bills? In her podcast Work Interrupted, Christina Patterson talked to people from a range of working backgrounds - business, journalism, the arts, healthcare, music, books, broadcasting, academia - to find out how their work was changing in the light of the pandemic. As we start to come out of it, she will fo…
 
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Friendship was important to the Buddha. In fact, there’s a whole passage in the Buddhist scriptures, or suttas, about friendship, with seven strategies for friendship, some of which we will discuss in this episode, with Kate Johnson. Kate has been meditating for over twenty years and is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s four-year teacher training program…
 
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