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Behind the Prose explores and illuminates the craft of writing and its process through interviews with emerging and established writers. The podcast is released weekly and hosted by Keysha Whitaker. Visit behindtheprose.com for upcoming guests, news, and essays on writing.Listen. Learn. Write.
 
Chicago, May 4, 1886. In the Haymarket region of the city, a peaceful Labor Day demonstration suddenly turns into a riot. The police intervene to maintain peace, but they soon use violence to quell the mob and a bomb is thrown, resulting in death and injuries to scores of people. In the widely publicized trial that followed, eight anarchists were condemned to death or life imprisonment, convicted of conspiracy, though none of them had actually thrown the bomb. A young Russian immigrant, Emma ...
 
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Shana Nissenbaum is an educator, a builder, a community organizer, and a non-profit founder…and that’s just the start of a long list of the many ways she spends her time to make Richmond a better place. In this conversation we cover a lot of ground including Shana’s work empowering women through power tools via Women’s Workshop Richmond, how sh ...…
 
Romig Middle School students Annika Colberg (left) and Ava Liles (right) look through photos of the Berlin Wall. The photos and the exhibit in the background were shown at the Smithsonian on Wednesday as part of National History Day. (Photo by Erin McKinstry, Alaska Public Media) Thirteen-year-old Annika Colberg and 14-year-old Ava Liles never ...…
 
We take a look at another William Dozier pilot for another comic related property. This time, it's Dick Tracy - He's a Good Cop. This time though, Dozier went all out with a full length half-hour episode featuring Victor Buono as the villain, Mr. Memory - which starts the batter of questions about where this show was going. In "The Plot to Kill ...…
 
Are INFJs cut out to be college professors? Tune into today’s show to learn how a career teaching at the college level employs INFJ gifts. And even if you don’t want to teach or work as a professor, you’ll find other nuggets of insight in this episode, such as how to detach from your work, communicate more clearly, and get along with people who ...…
 
On Monday evening, I had the pleasure to debate Georgetown Law Professor Randy Barnett on the question whether “the U.S. Constitution should be interpreted and applied according to the original meaning communicated to the public by the words of the text.” Professor Barnett said yes; I said no. Actually, that’s not quite right. At least as I exp ...…
 
Holly Hubbard Preston discovers that field trips aren’t just for the edification of students. When my daughter and a couple of her friends had to be in Berkeley for a three-day volleyball camp, I volunteered to drive. A self-employed writer, my office is portable. I can work anywhere, all the time. On Day One, I spent the day holed up in the li ...…
 
Holly Hubbard Preston discovers that field trips aren’t just for the edification of students. When my daughter and a couple of her friends had to be in Berkeley for a three-day volleyball camp, I volunteered to drive. A self-employed writer, my office is portable. I can work anywhere, all the time. On Day One, I spent the day holed up in the li ...…
 
Happy Father's Day from Greenlight Bookstore! From the Brooklyn Voices Series, held at St. Joseph's College, author Julie Orringer speaks with Pulitzer Winner and bestselling writer Michael Chabon about his new book of essays, Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces. They discuss how parenthood and writing fit together in his life, his family ambitions from ...…
 
The second episode of hopefully many more which are designed to be listened to during Bar Exam Preparation for inspiration and motivation.Each episode will interview an attorney sharing their own struggle through the Bar Exam, in which, they eventually triumphed!Here is Melissa's great post on the Make This Your Last Time FB Group: https://www. ...…
 
As far as I can tell, Steve Jobs let only two people interview him on a stage that wasn't Apple's: Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. Kara was also one of the first to call Jobs out when she thought he was bending the truth, and was also first to start using programmable LED signs.—like when he denied working on a phone, only to launch it the next ...…
 
Alex Ferrari is back for a 3rd time!!! Alex has been in the film industry for over 20 years and has worked on well over 1000 feature films, shorts, commercials, music videos, network promos, documentaries, and webisodes. Alex is the founder and machine behind Indie Film Hustle an indie filmmaking hub dedicated to sharing knowledge of the indust ...…
 
Episode 08: Is it time lawyers lose the legalese?MINDSET: LESS LEGALESE, MORE TRUSTOn this episode of the Checklist Legal Podcast:• Scientific proof clients hate legalese • Why lawyers should hate legalese too• Why (as Prof Joe Kimble says) the law is no serious obstacle to writing clearly and plainly• How you can sound smarter (hint: use plain ...…
 
TOPIC ON ABORTION I was asked to research and share this on abortion When the humanistic leaders of society justify the murder of unborn children, Christians should remember the standard raised in Isaiah 8:20: ‘To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.’ Believers must sta ...…
 
As a peace activist, biographer, and lover of silence, author Jim Forest's deep humility and sincere way of being reveal to us much about listening, truly seeing, and deeply caring for our fellow human beings."The day starts in silence... and silence normally — not always, but normally — opens the door to prayer, so prayer and silence are very ...…
 
With over 20 years of experience working with young adults, Janet MacDonald continues to work with high school students and their parents through her company, MyCampusGPS, where she guides them through the important decisions that will significantly impact their post-secondary life. She also helps university students prepare for professional sc ...…
 
Dr. Darrell Bock Welcome to The Table. We discuss issues of God and culture. I’m Darrell Bock, executive director for cultural engagement at the Hendricks Center at Dallas Theological Seminary, and our guest is John Dickson, who is joining us via Skype from – are you in Cambridge or Oxford? John Dickson I’m in Oxford. Dr. Darrell Bock In Oxford ...…
 
This week on the MashReads Podcast, we read and discuss Daniel Mallory Ortberg's new short story collection "Merry Spinster." The book reimagines classic fairy tales but with very dark twists. Then, inspired by "Merry Spinster" we move on to discuss other books inspired by fairy tales that we love. And as always, we close with recommendations: ...…
 
This episode exposes the worst and best approaches to writing an introduction to an A level History essay. Send us feedback or question on twitter @myhistoryrocks
 
This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus. Get a FREE month of unlimited access to over 9,000 lectures presented by engaging, award-winning experts on everything from art to physics, interior design and world languages. Sign up today at thegreatcoursesplus.com/ART. Rivalries are inherently fascinating, because they typically affect no ...…
 
What the hell is “Pig-Headed Horror”? In Episode 144 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, your horror hosts go hog wild as we explore this phrase coined by Jay of the Dead, who defines it as a bizarre horror sub-subgenre (or at the very least, an odd trend), in which a human wears a pig mask—or even pig head—and leaves their victims boared to death! We sho ...…
 
This week on the MashReads Podcast, we are joined by Bustle's book editor Cristina Arreola to talk about all of the books you should be reading this spring. Join us as we talk about what books we absolutely loved and what upcoming books you should keep an eye out for, including The Recovering by Leslie Jamison, The Feamle Persuasion by Meg Woli ...…
 
Structure Writing, even in an academic context, can be approached as a system of functions to which language choices can be applied. In this recording, I talk about how a structural/functional approach to writing can be applied to the standard, 5-paragraph essay. Want to find out more about my research and writing experience? Check out my Linke ...…
 
Have you ever noticed how songs often have odd, rhetorical questions in their lyrics? These last few weeks have been both healing and heavy for me, so I wanted to do something fun this week that was more light-hearted and create an episode that's purely dedicated to humor and playfulness. So, I did some research to find some of the most ridicul ...…
 
If you're trying to conquer a traumatic past, and you live with PTSD and Dissociation, then you'll likely be able to relate to my guest on this episode of the podcast, Alexis Rose. Alexis Rose began her remarkable healing journey in 2009. Sparked by a family tragedy she began to piece together, for the first time, a personal history of abuse an ...…
 
Episode 006The Guest Artist: Painter David Tycho The Host Artist: Carol McQuaidThe Bar: Milano Café Current Gallery: South Main GalleryFire and Rain; A Journey to Extremes with Painter David TychoListen in as David and I talk about:-Studio spaces; his is a 1500 square foot artists dream in the coveted Parker Street Studios in Vancouver-His curr ...…
 
The Serpentine Galleries’ GUEST, GHOST, HOST: MACHINE! Podcasts are hosted by Legacy Russell and Victoria Sin and were recorded after the Galleries’ annual Marathon, 2017, which took place at City Hall, London on 7 October 2017. Legacy Russell and Victoria Sin revisit the Serpentine Galleries’ GUEST, GHOST, HOST: MACHINE! Marathon, where more t ...…
 
This week's story comes from Jemma Prandial, We Don't Do Catholics Here. It's about a non-religious mission in Africa and how the volunteers there start to question their atheism when an Islamist insurgency starts to run through the country.Jemma is a humanist and novelist living in Kenya. She has been writing under various pseudonyms for many ...…
 
How much does the Life TK audience know about being a professional dominatrix? That was one of the first questions my interviewee—the remarkable Melissa Febos—had for me when we recorded today's episode. I don't have that data, unfortunately, but it's a fair question because Melissa is the author of the amazing memoir Whip Smart, about the time ...…
 
This week we are joined by New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Carr. Nick's work focuses primarily on technology and culture. His widely-read 2008 article in The Atlantic, "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" was followed by a book in 2010, The Shallows, which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. His most recent book, Utopia is Creepy, collects his b ...…
 
Since the birth of civilization, tyrannical rulers have plagued mankind. Driven by an insatiable appetite for power such individuals have done their best to control … Read More ›
 
This week we are joined by two guests — Martha's roommate Zach and MJ's brother Marc — to chat about 'Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda,' A.K.A. the book that inspired the movie 'Love, Simon.' Then, inspired by Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, we talk about books we wish we had growing up, including The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, Children o ...…
 
M. K. GraffHello, M. K. Graff, what should I call you?1. My Name is: Marni GraffWebsite: www.auntiemwrites.com2. Which country are you from?The USA.3. Do you prefer to read a particular genre?I review crime books, so that makes up the bulk of my reading. I’m partial to police procedurals and psychological thrillers, darker than what I write.4. ...…
 
M. K. GraffHello, M. K. Graff, what should I call you?1. My Name is: Marni GraffWebsite: www.auntiemwrites.com2. Which country are you from?The USA.3. Do you prefer to read a particular genre?I review crime books, so that makes up the bulk of my reading. I’m partial to police procedurals and psychological thrillers, darker than what I write.4. ...…
 
Hello everybody and welcome to the latest episode of the Simon Lovell Show. It’s 10:51 [00:01:00] on Tuesday evening. I have just come back from a karaoke session which I did not partake in karaoke, I was there to support someone in their overcoming their fear of karaoke. Anyway, I’m back here with Jess, Rummy Jess and she’s typing away a Faceb ...…
 
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