Best college essay podcasts we could find (Updated September 2017)
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The College Admissions Toolbox Podcast: College Applications, Essays, Scholarships, Test Prep, and More…
 
Stressed about applying to college? Looking for tips that will give you an edge when your test scores and GPA aren't enough to set you apart? On College Admissions Toolbox, Steve Schwartz interviews experts about everything college admissions – together, they share stories, insights, and tips about college essays, test prep, scholarships, anything that can give you the edge you need to get into the colleges of your dreams. This show is for you if you’re a high school student looking to craft ...
 
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The Literature Review Podcast
 
Mixture of advice and expert interviews to provide guidance on all of the common problems you face when doing a literature review.
 
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AirCollegia
Weekly
 
Audio updates from the college essay consulting group AirCollegia, LLC. In these shows members of the AirCollegia team will give tips on how to improve your writing, free of charge!
 
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Students Speak CN & UHS 2008
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Personal Essays written and read by Cardinal Newman and Ursuline High School Senior 2008 English students. Podcast designed and produced as a senior project to enhance communication through multimedia. Listening to personal audio from their peers will serve to inspire them and others to improve their writings.
 
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Getting In: A College Coach Conversation
 
Did you know that college applications and public college tuition are both up 60 percent since 2002? Getting In: A College Coach Conversation, helps parents and students navigate this changing and challenging landscape. Each week, College Coach experts, all former admissions and financial aid officers, and other industry professionals offer factual information and strategic advice on a range of admissions and college finance topics, including approaching and crafting essays, successfully app ...
 
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Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
“Nature” is a short essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson published anonymously in 1836. It is in this essay that the foundation of transcendentalism is put forth, a belief system that espouses a non-traditional appreciation of nature. Recent advances in zoology, botany, and geology confirmed Emerson’s intuitions about the intricate relationships of nature at large. The publication of “Nature” is usually taken to be the watershed moment at which transcendentalism became a major cultural movement. Hen ...
 
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College Prep? Yep!
Monthly
 
Looking for help with college admissions, career planning, SAT/ACT prep, college applications, college essays, financial aid, and more? We have the answers to all of your college prep questions. The "College Prep? Yep!" podcast guides students and parents through every step of your college journey. Hosted by Erin & Carmella of Ensphere College Planning Services. Download your free episode worksheet at www.enspherecps.com/podcast.
 
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Getting In: A College Coach Conversation
 
Did you know that college applications and public college tuition are both up 60 percent since 2002? Getting In: A College Coach Conversation, helps parents and students navigate this changing and challenging landscape. Each week, College Coach experts, all former admissions and financial aid officers, and other industry professionals offer factual information and strategic advice on a range of admissions and college finance topics, including approaching and crafting essays, successfully app ...
 
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Three Essays by James Freeman Clarke by CLARKE, James Freeman
 
Three diverse essays on souls in animals, a comparison of Buddhism and Christianity, and individualism in religion. Born in Hanover, New Hampshire, James Freeman Clarke attended the Boston Latin School, graduated from Harvard College in 1829, and Harvard Divinity School in 1833. Ordained into the Unitarian church he… soon threw himself into the national movement for the abolition of slavery. In 1839 he returned to Boston where he and his friends established (1841) the Church of the Disciples ...
 
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Your College Concierge
Weekly+
 
This is the podcast where we deconstruct how to find, get into and afford college in the US today. From writing college application essays to getting the most financial aid to the evolution of higher education…we cover it here. Find more college resources and show notes at our website, www.YourCollegeConcierge.com.
 
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Essays of Francis Bacon, The by BACON, Francis
 
Voltaire was an atheist. Diderot was Enlightened. But trite titles seldom encompass completely the beliefs of any individual. And this one fact is certainly true when dealing with Sir Francis Bacon.The youngest son of Sir Nicholas Bacon, Francis was born in Strand, London, on Jan. 22, 1561. He went to Trinity College at Cambridge. He was elected to Parliament; he was Queen’s Counsel; he even became Attorney General before finally gaining the position of Lord Chancellor.But as do the careers ...
 
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Dustin's View
Rare
 
I'm an undergraduate student at Carleton College. This podcast is an audio version of my blog, which contains short reflective pieces, personal essays, and other forms of expression, chiefly related to environmental sustainability, technology, health, happiness, and peace.
 
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The Mountains of California by John Muir
 
First published in 1894, this wonderful travelogue by a famed naturalist and conservationist still remains a book that delights and informs its readers. The Mountains of California by John Muir recounts the author's exploration of the Yosemite Valley, Mount Whitney, the famed sequoia forests and King's Canyon among other places of immense natural beauty. Written in his characteristic zestful style, with a deep understanding and respect for nature, the book is a treasure trove of geography, g ...
 
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Shifter Media
Monthly
 
Daniel Milnor is currently “Creative Evangelist” for Blurb, Inc. the world’s premiere print-on-demand publisher. He splits his time between the smog-choked arteries of Southern California and the spiritual landscape of New Mexico.Milnor is a former newspaper, magazine and commercial photographer who now works primarily on long-term projects. His work has taken him from the rural corners of the United States to Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.He has taught at Art Center College of Desi ...
 
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Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters
 
Two hundred and twelve residents of a small town tell their stories without fear of recrimination or ridicule. The only difference is that they're all dead! The two hundred and forty-four poems that form the Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters is really a series of epitaphs about the citizens of a fictional town called Spoon River and deals with the “plain and simple annals” of small town America. Edgar Lee Masters grew up in a small town in Illinois. His father's financial problems f ...
 
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Heroine: Women’s Creative Leadership, Confidence, Wisdom
 
Today’s episode features writer, artist, and designer Ash Huang. Her essays have appeared in FastCompany, Offscreen Mag, and Lean Out. Her novel, The Firesteel, won first place in the Writer’s Digest Self-Published eBook Awards. An early designer at Twitter and Pinterest, and currently at Adobe, Ash has also been her own boss over the years, gi ...…
 
David Barclay Moore‘s middle grade debut The Stars Beneath Our Feet comes out on September 19th from Knopf. Hear how David went from a kid really into comics, to a college experience where he organized a group for creative people, to a writer of books for kids. Episode Mentions: A Wrinkle in Time Wind in the Door Paddington Bear Ivanhoe Mark Tw ...…
 
Dan talks to James about his remarkable new collections of plays, PLAYS ONE, and poetry, NEW LIFE, made even more remarkable by Dan's fight with colon cancer. The afternoon after a clean scan, he and James discuss the illness, young writers, and their shared affinity for not reading reviews. Then, Shuchi Saraswat talks about her excellent essay ...…
 
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Emil Amok's Takeout from Emil Guillermo Media
 
See Emil's latest at http://www.aaldef.org/blog This podcast on Emil's DACA take, plus clips from the news call of UC President Janet Napolitano on the lawsuit seeking to protect DACA recipients. Also Tom Wong of UCSD talks about his survey of DACA recipients And Luis Quiroz, one DACA recipient hints at how Trump's action has bred a new distrus ...…
 
Three Things I learned about America on Vacation Three things I learned or was reminded of on my first American vacation in more than 15 years. First thing I learned: America is clearly in crisis but not yet at crisis point. I watched television news just once – for a very few minutes. It is hysterical, condescending to its viewers and in the w ...…
 
Iveta Jusova grew up in Czechoslovakia. She wasn't that aware of feminism until she went away to college. At the university she immersed herself in learning about it and her studies became the gateway to her future career. In this collection of essays readers will discover that the development of feminism in a socialist society and in what is n ...…
 
If you’re interested in my post-college story, I want to let you know I’m sharing all of my tips on the post-college job search, nailing informational interviews, and more on the Bri Books Podcast Newsletter. @BriBooksPod - Instagram @BriBooksPod - Twitter What are you reading?! Show and tell using #bribooks Editor’s Note: "Welcome to Bri Books ...…
 
Life TK hero and author of more than a dozen books, Laurie Notaro (humor essay collection The Idiot Girls’ Action-Adventure Club, more recently historical novel Crossing the Horizon) cracks me up over trifocals, mullets, unattended babies, the accident that got her back to college, and being tenacious AF (aka Never. Giving. Up). Listen below, o ...…
 
Celebrating words and people are Crystalee’s specialities after 13 years of studying, teaching, and working in professional communication. She studied public relations at BYU's top-ranked program, then set aside academics for wanderlust. Her first job out of college? Free-spirited flight attendant. Her wings took Crystalee to a dozen countries ...…
 
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Parlando - Where Music and Words Meet
 
There are so many ways to introduce the words used in this piece. I could say it’s an OG rap written in prison by a two-time ex-con who was executed for violating his parole. I could say it’s a piece by the poet who did more in his career outside of writing poetry than any other poet besides than the teenager who wrote “Frances.” I could say it ...…
 
The application essay is an opportunity for you (or your child) to express yourself and help an admissions officer get to know you. This episode gives pointers---and easy mistakes to avoid.
 
Come by the I-Hotel/Manilatown Center, 868 Kearney St. SF,CA Friday, Aug. 4 to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the eviction. Emil will moderate a panel and Curtis Choy will screen his film. 6pm - 9pm. PDT See more at http://www.aaldef.org/blog See more about Curtis Choy, director of "The Fall of the I-Hotel." http://www.chonkmoonhunter.com/ ...…
 
Tim and Jamie pack up the U-Haul and head out to the trailer park area to watch episode 8 of season 3 of the O.C. Join us as we leave our esteemed dinner guest alone at the table, buy L.L. Bean’s entire inventory of furry hats and run into the road without looking only to get hit by a car. Will not accepting charity but stealing from charity ev ...…
 
See more info at http://www.aaldef.org/blog Eddie Huang at the Asian American Journalists Association convention. Speaks candidly on race and identity. See previous story on Huang: http://aaldef.org/blog/emil-guillermo-is-fresh-off-the-boat-historical-or-the-taming-of-eddie-huang.html Emil bio: Emil Guillermo wrote for almost 15 years his "Amok ...…
 
Why You Should Listen: In this episode, you will learn the latest in the treatment of CIRS (Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome) resulting from water-damaged buildings. About My Guest: My guest for this episode is Dr. Keith Berndtson, MD. Dr. Berndtson is a graduate of Rush Medical College. He practiced in Chicago for over 28 years and has c ...…
 
See more about my conversation with B.D. Wong at http://www.aaldef.org/blog Emil's bio: Emil Guillermo wrote for almost 15 years his "Amok" column for AsianWeek, which was the largest English language Asian American newsweekly in the nation. "Amok" was considered the most widely-read column on Asian American issues in the U.S. His thoughtful an ...…
 
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Butterflies of Wisdom
 
Butterflies of Wisdom is a podcast where we want to share your story. We want to share your knowledge if you have a small business if you are an author or a Doctor, or whatever you are. With a disability or not, we want to share your story to inspire others. To learn more about Butterflies of Wisdom visit http://butterfliesofwisdom.weebly.com/ ...…
 
Natasha Sajé is the author of three books of poems, most recently Vivarium (Tupelo, 2014); a poetry handbook, Windows and Doors: A Poet Reads Literary Theory (Michigan, 2014); and many essays. She teaches at Westminster College in Salt Lake City and in the Vermont College...
 
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David Feldman Show
 
Howie Klein, Professor Corey Brettschneider and Dr. Jay Sutay. Marc Maron stars in the new critically acclaimed Netflix series "Glow." Randy "Iron Stache" Bryce is running for Wisconsin's first congressional district intent on defeating Speaker Paul Ryan. Howie Klein on Randy Bryce and the fight for Medicare For All. Professor Corey Brettschnei ...…
 
In the last few episodes I told you that I purchased Asante for $117,500 and told the story of delivering her from St. Thomas to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. I decided to take out a loan to purchase Asante, but I figured that I would explain how I came up with the funds to be able to say, “It’s sailboat buying time.” This episode is a brief history ...…
 
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The Sail Loot Podcast: The Money To Cruise The World | Cruising Kitty | Sailing | Web-Commuting | Online Business | Lifestyle Design
 
In the last few episodes I told you that I purchased Asante for $117,500 and told the story of delivering her from St. Thomas to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. I decided to take out a loan to purchase Asante, but I figured that I would explain how I came up with the funds to be able to say, “It’s sailboat buying time.” This episode is a brief history ...…
 
In the last few episodes I told you that I purchased Asante for $117,500 and told the story of delivering her from St. Thomas to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. I decided to take out a loan to purchase Asante, but I figured that I would explain how I came up with the funds to be able to say, “It’s sailboat buying time.” This episode is a brief history ...…
 
(from released information) HANCOCK, Mass.—A native of Adams who majored in art history at Williams College, Stacy Schiff is a best-selling Pulitzer-prize winning author – most recently of The Witches: Salem 1692 – who will discuss the intersection of politics and hysteria at Hancock Shaker Village on Friday, July 14, 2017. Composite image of c ...…
 
Answering technical IEW questions ranging from topic/clincher sentences to crash writing courses before college, Andrew provides helpful insight and information about where to start and where to go during this Ask Andrew Anything episode. Referenced Materials: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Episode 100: Four-Wheelers and Make-up: A Radio ...…
 
This week on Grad Chat: Alissa Droog, Masters candidate in Religious Studies, supervised by Dr Richard AscoughResearch: How 19th century women were writing the story of Adam and Eve from Genesis for children in religious literatureOverview: My research started by looking at a variety of secondary source material on women’s writings in the 19th ...…
 
Ted introduces Ethan Sawyer, the “College Essay Guy,” a nationally recognized college essay expert. Ethan has a degree from Northwestern in screenwriting and English, an MFA from UC Irvine, two certificates in college counseling and one in hypnotherapy. He utilizes all of this extensive education, as well as his own core values of connection an ...…
 
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Free Library Podcast
 
One of Spain's most revered novelists, Javier Marías has received numerous literary honors, including the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Prix Femina étranger. His 14 novels include A Heart So White, While the Women Are Sleeping, and The Infatuations. Marías is also the author of three story collections and 20 collections of a ...…
 
Download Transcript In 1835, the church published the Doctrine and Covenants, which contained significant additions to the 1833 Book of Commandments. At the beginning of the collection of revelations were seven theological lectures that had originally been delivered at the Kirtland School the preceding winter. Details about the purpose and curr ...…
 
Our guest today is Dr. Suzi Schweikert – a former English major at UCLA who decided she wanted to be an MD. She did so at UCSD, specialized in OBGYN at USC-Los Angeles County Medical Center, and after completing her residency, added an MPH to her credentials. Let’s learn more about Dr. Schweikert’s path in medicine, and to becoming an Accepted ...…
 
In 1968 an eighteen-year-old youth named Bill Newman arrived in Yellow Springs to begin his freshman year at Antioch College. Bill's first Antioch co-op education experience took place in New York City. He was supposed to return to Antioch after three months but the experience he was having in New York was so thrilling and important to him that ...…
 
In Episode 5, Vasilios digs out the thesis essay he wrote for his Tolkien seminar in college! Can fantasy ever be dramatized properly? What do Peter Jackson's films contribute? What do Tolkien's visual descriptions do for readers? In the Hobbit Hole: death in a different light.For additional reading:The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien - edited by Hum ...…
 
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Coast2Coast College Admissions Podcast
 
College essay topics are out! Join Anna and Mark as they discuss the do's, don'ts, and their favorite essays on this episode in which they cover how to brainstorm and create a college application essay that stands out. They'll cover what colleges are looking for in the essay, what mistakes to avoid, and their favorite tips on how to come up wit ...…
 
In the latest installment of #edtechsummer we focus on digital textbooks. These products go far beyond simple digital versions of the text, and often include embedded quizzes, smart highlighting, note taking, and interactive figures, all on top of attractive formatting. The big publishers have come a long way in the past few years. Catherine Me ...…
 
Good morning, RVA! It's 73 °F, and today looks pretty great. Expect highs near 90 °F and maaaaaybe a bit of rain here or there, but for the rest of the weekend get ready for sun, sun, sun! Water cooler This Michael Paul Williams column on What To Do About Our Crumbling Public Housing Neighborhoods is dark. When presented with a very limited set ...…
 
Good morning, RVA! It's 72 °F, and that was a lot of rain yesterday, y'all! Today you can expect highs near 90 °F and the possibility of more storms this afternoon into evening. Stay cool and dry! Water cooler Trains are coming through Ashland one way or another—either to the left, to the right, or straight through the town. Jim Ridolphi in the ...…
 
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Butterflies of Wisdom
 
Butterflies of Wisdom is a podcast where we want to share your story. We want to share your knowledge if you have a small business if you are an author or a Doctor, or whatever you are. With a disability or not, we want to share your story to inspire others. To learn more about Butterflies of Wisdom visithttp://butterfliesofwisdom.weebly.com/ B ...…
 
Lane drew a circle on a map that represented a one-mile radius from his home, and explored every facet of the place including the topography, history, ancient and current citizenry, and industry. This exploration sharpened his sense of place, and serves as a model for how we might look at our own homes, terrain, and communities. John Lane is an ...…
 
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Interviews from Yale Radio / Artists, Curators and more
 
Dorit Cypis, 2017 Dorit Cypis is an artist, educator, and mediator. Her work, which explores themes of history, identity, and social relations, has been presented in diverse cultural contexts across the US and internationally since the 1980s. Moving fluidly between the studio and the street, Cypis’ career covers a varied landscape: performance, ...…
 
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Interviews from Yale Radio / Artists, Curators and more
 
Dorit Cypis, 2017 Dorit Cypis is an artist, educator, and mediator. Her work, which explores themes of history, identity, and social relations, has been presented in diverse cultural contexts across the US and internationally since the 1980s. Moving fluidly between the studio and the street, Cypis’ career covers a varied landscape: performance, ...…
 
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Open Source with Christopher Lydon
 
Henry David Thoreau, on his 200th birthday, is an American immortal who got there the hard way – against the grain of his town and his times. By now he’s the heroic non-conformist who modeled his brief life on religious convictions: that every human being has an original relation with divine spirit, and that on earth a man must become a majorit ...…
 
Jonathan Levine of Jonathan’s The Rub has lived many different places and many different lives before settling in Houston. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he grew up near Coney Island beach surrounded by surf, sand and seafood and eating his mother’s cooking. Jonathan’s own love for cooking began in Boston when he went away for college. Trading hi ...…
 
Many families spend $50,000+ annually on their children attending 4 year universities. Lisa Steele joins me today to explain how to make sure your child chooses the right college and how you can make the most out of this investment. Together we explore questions your child should be asking on college tours, what he or she can do to ensure their ...…
 
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