Best university essay podcasts we could find (Updated October 2017)
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An Irregular Miscellany: A selection of essays and lectures from the Common University
 
Throughout the 1920s the Common University provided a free and ready source of education to the working classes of England through various lecture series and the distribution of educative pamphlets in the East End. At the time it renowned as a philanthropic exercise noted more for its good intentions than its practice of asking for lecturers' credentials. In the mid 1930s it shut down amid a small furore over the nonsense it was teaching. It was assumed by all involved that that would be the ...
 
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The Literature Review Podcast
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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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An Irregular Miscellany: A selection of essays and lectures from the Common University
 
Throughout the 1920s the Common University provided a free and ready source of education to the working classes of England through various lecture series and the distribution of educative pamphlets in the East End. At the time it renowned as a philanthropic exercise noted more for its good intentions than its practice of asking for lecturers' credentials. In the mid 1930s it shut down amid a small furore over the nonsense it was teaching. It was assumed by all involved that that would be the ...
 
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Picture Talk
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My name's Dr Nina Lübbren. I'm an art historian and senior lecturer in film studies at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England. On this page, you can find my podcasts on how to write a university essay. You will learn to construct an argument and research your topic. My talks use film and art as examples but are relevant for students in all of the arts and humanities).Enjoy the podcasts! If you do, let me know via feedback: thanks! :-)
 
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The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice by Stephen Leacock
 
This lengthy political essay by noted Canadian humourist Stephen Leacock was written while he was professor of political economy at McGill University. He argues for a middle ground between individualism/capitalism and pure socialism. Listeners in the early 21st century may find this 90-year old essay oddly topical.
 
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Inside Creative Writing—Weekly Podcast on Craft & Technique for Writers of Fiction and Creative Nonfiction
 
The InsideCreativeWriting.com podcast is a weekly audio discussion of craft and technique for writers of fiction and creative nonfiction. Every week we examine a different specific element of craft through examples, insight, and weekly writing challenges. The podcast features guest interviews on specific elements of the writing craft and incorporates listener feedback in the form of topic suggestions, responses to previous episodes, favorite quotes and advice on writing, and questions.About ...
 
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Hamza Tzortzis
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Hamza Andreas Tzortzis is an international public speaker on Islam. He is a writer, having authored articles, essays and commentaries on political philosophy, the philosophy of religion and society. Ustadh Hamza Tzortzis is an intellectual activist actively engaging on issues pertaining to religion, social cohesion and politics. He is also a researcher with a recent publication on non-Muslim perceptions on Islam and Muslims.Ustadh Hamza Tzortzis regularly appears in the media explaining and ...
 
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Orthodoxy
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"Orthodoxy," a series of essays by Gilbert Keith Chesterton. First published in 1908. Read by David "Grizzly" Smith. "The only possible excuse for this book is that it is an answer to a challenge. Even a bad shot is dignified when he accepts a duel." This is how Chesterton explains "Orthodoxy," the sequel to Heretics. "I have attempted in a vague and personal way, in a set of mental pictures rather than in a series of deductions, to state the philosophy in which I have come to believe. I wil ...
 
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From Dictatorship to Democracy by SHARP, Gene
 
From Dictatorship to Democracy, A Conceptual Framework for Liberation is a book-length essay on the generic problem of how to destroy a dictatorship and to prevent the rise of a new one. The book was written in 1993 by Gene Sharp (b. 1928), a professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts. The book has been published in many countries worldwide and translated into more than 30 languages. Editions in many languages are also published by the Albert Einstein Institution of Bo ...
 
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Essay Concerning Humane Understanding, An by LOCKE, John
 
John Locke's essays on human understanding answers the question “What gives rise to ideas in our minds?”. In the first book Locke refutes the notion of innate ideas and argues against a number of propositions that rationalists offer as universally accepted truth. In the second book Locke elaborates the role played by sensation, reflection, perception and retention in giving rise to simple ideas. Then he elaborates on how different modes, substances and relations of simple ideas (of the same ...
 
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Life's Enthusiasms by JORDAN, David Starr
 
The words in this essay on positive thought sing like those in Whitman's "Leaves of Grass." The author praises joyous living and recommends certain routes to its attainment. He explores schooling (public secondary and the university), travel, and the study of nature as ways to stay buoyant during life's trials. He also praises the power of the arts (literature, music, painting, sculpture) to keep spirits soaring. (Summary by Bill Boerst)
 
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A Different Point of View
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Recently re-mastered with all around better quality sound and production!! Originally aired as a segment for Michael and Evo's Wingin' It! podcast, A Different Point of View is a series of essays about the Star Wars Universe as seen through the eyes of lowly sandtrooper, TD-0013. It takes everything you thought you knew about the Star Wars saga and flips it around to expose the ugly underbelly of the Rebellion, The Jedi, and everything else. A Different Point of View has rapidly become one o ...
 
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The Alaskan by James Oliver Curwood
 
This story opens with a young woman who voyages alone into the wilds of Alaska to escape her tragic past. It then continues on to a young man who passionately protects the pristine environment, people and way of life in this snowbound country. Finally, a greedy profiteer arrives in the narrative whose only aim is to fill his pockets. When these three characters encounter each other on the stark and snowy plains, it's a clash of ideals and the sparks begin to fly. The Alaskan by James Oliver ...
 
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Sadhana, The Realisation of Life, version 2 by TAGORE, Rabindranath
 
A collection of essays on the Hindu/Buddhist view of humankind's place in the universe. As the author says in his introduction: "in these papers, it may be hoped, western readers will have an opportunity of coming into touch with the ancient spirit of India as revealed in our sacred texts and manifested in the life of to-day." Most of the essays were given as lectures before Harvard University in 1916 or before. (Summary by Peter Yearsley)
 
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Posthumous Essays of John Churton Collins, The by COLLINS, John Churton
 
John Churton Collins was a literary critic who lived from 1848-1908. In 1904 John Collins became professor of English literature at Birmingham University (United Kingdom). He writes about the lives of English and German authors beginning with William Shakespeare (1564-1616) and ending with Alfred, Lord Tennyson(1809-1892). He wrote the book in response to On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History, by Thomas Carlyle (1840). His son, L.C. Collins, collected these essays from various s ...
 
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From Dictatorship to Democracy (version 2) by SHARP, Gene
 
From Dictatorship to Democracy, A Conceptual Framework for Liberation is a book-length essay on the generic problem of how to destroy a dictatorship and to prevent the rise of a new one. The book was written in 1993 by Gene Sharp (b. 1928), a professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts. The book has been published in many countries worldwide and translated into more than 30 languages. Editions in many languages are also published by the Albert Einstein Institution of Bo ...
 
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Essays, First Series by EMERSON, Ralph Waldo
 
“We live in succession, in division, in parts, in particles. Meantime within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty, to which every part and particle is equally related, the eternal ONE. And this deep power in which we exist and whose beatitude is all accessible to us, is not only self-sufficing and perfect in every hour, but the act of seeing and the thing seen, the seer and the spectacle, the subject and the object, are one. We see the world piece by piece, as ...
 
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Essay Concerning Humane Understanding, An by LOCKE, John
 
John Locke's essays on human understanding answers the question “What gives rise to ideas in our minds?”. In the first book Locke refutes the notion of innate ideas and argues against a number of propositions that rationalists offer as universally accepted truth. In the second book Locke elaborates the role played by sensation, reflection, perception and retention in giving rise to simple ideas. Then he elaborates on how different modes, substances and relations of simple ideas (of the same ...
 
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Autobiography of Goethe Volume 2, The by GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von
 
A literary celebrity by the age of 25, Goethe was ennobled by the Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Carl August in 1782 after first taking up residence there in November 1775 following the success of his first novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther. He was an early participant in the Sturm und Drang literary movement. During his first ten years in Weimar, Goethe served as a member of the Duke's privy council, sat on the war and highway commissions, oversaw the reopening of silver mines in nearby Ilmenau, an ...
 
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Shifter Media
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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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Sadhana, the Realisation of Life by TAGORE, Rabindranath
 
Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali poet, philosopher, visual artist, playwright, composer, and novelist whose work reshaped Bengali literature and music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He became Asia’s first Nobel laureate when he won the 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature. Sadhana is a collection of essays, most of which he gave before the Harvard University, describing Indian beliefs, philosophy and culture from different viewpoints, often making comparison with Western thought and c ...
 
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Essays in Radical Empiricism by JAMES, William
 
William James (1842 – 1910) was a pioneering American psychologist and philosopher. He wrote influential books on the young science of psychology, educational psychology, psychology of religious experience and mysticism, and the philosophies of pragmatism and Radical Empiricism. Essays in Radical Empiricism is a collection edited and published posthumously by his colleague and biographer Ralph Barton Perry in 1912. It was assembled from a collection of reprinted journal articles published fr ...
 
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Of the Injustice of Counterfeiting Books by KANT, Immanuel
 
This essay of Kant’s on copyright argues that the unlicensed copying of books cannot possibly be permissible, due to the fact that it assumes a consent on the part of the author which it is logically impossible for the author to give. The argument is dependent upon an assumption that the writings be commodified, for the reason why the author is unable to possibly give consent to multiple publishers is due to the author’s will – to communicate with the public – necessitating the profitability ...
 
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A Different Point of View
Daily+
 
Recently re-mastered with all around better quality sound and production!! Originally aired as a segment for Michael and Evo's Wingin' It! podcast, A Different Point of View is a series of essays about the Star Wars Universe as seen through the eyes of lowly sandtrooper, TD-0013. It takes everything you thought you knew about the Star Wars saga and flips it around to expose the ugly underbelly of the Rebellion, The Jedi, and everything else.A Different Point of View has rapidly become one of ...
 
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Orthodoxy
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"Orthodoxy," a series of essays by Gilbert Keith Chesterton. First published in 1908. "The only possible excuse for this book is that it is an answer to a challenge. Even a bad shot is dignified when he accepts a duel." This is how Chesterton explains "Orthodoxy," the sequel to Heretics. "I have attempted in a vague and personal way, in a set of mental pictures rather than in a series of deductions, to state the philosophy in which I have come to believe. I will not call it my philosophy; fo ...
 
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You Never Miss the Dopamine (until the brain runs dry)
 
He's quickly becoming the Lewis Black of Parkinson's Disease. In a series of hilarious essays, Bill Schmalfeldt (author of "No Doorway Wide Enough", also on Podiobooks) lashes out at Parkinson's Disease "and the other things that annoy me." Recorded at his kitchen table, you can hear life going on in the background as Bill talks about stupid studies that prove things that anyone with common sense should know ("Parkies who drool are embarrassed by it! It's SCIENCE!"), his own declining cognit ...
 
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You Never Miss the Dopamine (until the brain runs dry)
 
He's quickly becoming the Lewis Black of Parkinson's Disease. In a series of hilarious essays, Bill Schmalfeldt (author of "No Doorway Wide Enough", also on Podiobooks) lashes out at Parkinson's Disease "and the other things that annoy me." Recorded at his kitchen table, you can hear life going on in the background as Bill talks about stupid studies that prove things that anyone with common sense should know ("Parkies who drool are embarrassed by it! It's SCIENCE!"), his own declining cognit ...
 
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The Broken Country with Paisley RekdalPaisley Rekdal is the 2017 Poet Laureate of Utah. She is the author of a book of essays, The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee, a hybrid-genre photo-text memoir entitled Intimate, and four books of poetry, including Animal Eye, which was a finalist for the 2013 Kingsley Tufts Prize, the Balcones Prize and winne ...…
 
Social Matter October 20, 2017 Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Welcome to the Myth of the 20th Century. The podcast airs on Fridays. — Brought to you by — Adam Smith, Hank Oslo, Nick Mason, and Hans Lander Notes: Consider first our physical health. We suffer from a range of modern ills that have traditionally been very rare: obesity, cancers, ...…
 
Black Monday 1987Today marks the 30th anniversary of the 1987 stock market crash. It's hard to believe that it's been 30 years. I still remember where I was when the crash happened and my reaction to it. It happened just after I had graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. By the time the crash happened, I had already accepted a ...…
 
Black Monday 1987Today marks the 30th anniversary of the 1987 stock market crash. It's hard to believe that it's been 30 years. I still remember where I was when the crash happened and my reaction to it. It happened just after I had graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. By the time the crash happened, I had already accepted a ...…
 
During today’s broadcast of The Thrive Time Business Coach Radio Show, Clay Clark (the former U.S. SBA Entrepreneur of the Year) breaks down the specific proven path for building a successful online store. During today’s show Clay breaks down the following topics and more: The power of business coaching, what you don’t know is hurting, your net ...…
 
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Sermons – St. Brendan's Anglican Church
 
Chesterton and Joy Pentecost 19A Rev. Doug Floyd (Here are a Chesterton resources at this link.) G. K. Chesterton has a collection of odd stories, one of which is about a man who lives on a gray farm. One morning he wakes up and he tells his wife and children sitting around the table, “Ma’am, thank you for your hospitality, but I’ve been here l ...…
 
With our seventh episode, we are pleased to rebroadcast an audio essay composed and performed by SLU's own Abigail Lambke (Assistant Professor of English at Avila University) for the journal Harlot (http://harlotofthearts.org/). Of this audio essay, she writes, "Many of us are familiar with the name Walter Ong, and some of us have read him, eit ...…
 
Let’s open today with an acknowledgment of a reasonably impressive milestone. We have just passed the third anniversary of our podcast. That’s three whole years of trying to put the college applications and college admissions process into perspective and within the grasp of the all-too-many parents and teenagers who have been left out of the co ...…
 
Marie D. Jones talks about her book: The Power of Archetypes: How to Use Universal Symbols to Understand Your Behavior and Reprogram Your Subconscious Website: www.mariedjones.com We’ll talk about The five level of consciousness Importance of symbols related to the multilayered mind The power of complaining…. Yes complaining! How to become an u ...…
 
Harley and Me: Embracing Risk On The Road To a More Authentic Life with Bernadette Murphy Bernadette Murphy’s book Harley and Me, is a hybrid narrative that combines memoir with research into neuroscience and biology, the book explores female risk-taking through the lens of her own experience of learning to ride a motorcycle at age 48 and makes ...…
 
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Without Notes The Podcast with Michael Levine
 
In addition to prize-winning photography, Barry Koplen has long been writing poetry that is often published by friendly journals. His B. A. from Emory University was followed by an MFA from Queens University in Charlotte, NC. Recently, he completed the second half of a two-volume collection of poems and essays. The first, Whale of Grief, compli ...…
 
(Ruach HaKodesh, Session 2a) This session of the Ruach HaKodesh series looks at the history of ideas in Christianity regarding the Holy Spirit. This episode, part 1, focuses on the early church up to the Reformation. We will see various approaches to the subject of the Holy Spirit, and how some of those movements affect us even today. The follo ...…
 
​​Witnessing Unbound: Holocaust Representation and the Origins of Memory (Wayne State University Press, 2017) is a ​collection of essays and interviews that offer fresh ​insight on the last of the primary witnesses to the Holocaust​. The book interrogates the…
 
​​Witnessing Unbound: Holocaust Representation and the Origins of Memory (Wayne State University Press, 2017) is a ​collection of essays and interviews that offer fresh ​insight on the last of the primary witnesses to the Holocaust​. The book interrogates the…
 
How music has changed from when Doane Perry started with Jethro Tull to today. John Best, Kevin J. Anderson, Doane Perry Kevin: Welcome to the Creative Futurism podcast, bringing together the worlds of business, technology, and creativity. This is Kevin J. Anderson. John: And this is John Best. You’ll look at the world and the future in a whole ...…
 
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Gangrey Podcast
 
On this episode, guest host Steven Kurutz fills in for Matt Tullis, but with good reason. This time around, Tullis is the guest being interviewed. Earlier this month, Tullis’s book, “Running With Ghosts: A Memoir of Surviving Childhood Cancer” was published by The Sager Group. In “Running With Ghosts” Tullis, who’s now 41, recounts the months h ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Double agents. Passing. Going undercover. There’s a lot of ways to be not what you seem, and this Wednesday Brooke Allen, Allie Wachowski, Kim Nelson, and Bea Cordelia get into these cases of Mistaken Identity with humor, grace, guts. Miss Spoken is lady live lit: a storytelling show from Chicago, Illinois featuring female-identified readers, h ...…
 
I have been interviewing authors for almost 25 years, but this is the first time I have spoken with a writer who is a potential Nobel laureate.Salman Rushdie is an acclaimed novelist and writer of short stories and essays. He has won numerous prestigious awards for his work, including the Booker Prize and the James Joyce award. He holds honorar ...…
 
Federal prosecutors in Nevada have again failed to secure convictions against right wing militia supporters who were facing up to 100-year prison terms for assault on federal officers, conspiracy, and other crimes related to the April 12 2014 stand-off at Bunkerville Nevada where BLM officers tried to impound Cliven Bundy’s cows over his refusa ...…
 
Rita Mae Reese has climbed through many different jobs and paths to get to Madison. She grew up in beautiful West Virginia, and often draws from her roots in her poetry. Her path led her to work up the ranks for a lesbian press down in Florida, earning a Bachelor’s at Florida State University, moving to Madison to complete her MFA. Reese’s seco ...…
 
Carrie Lorig is a poet and essayist. She is the author of The Pulp vs. The Throne, published by Artifice Books. She has published several chapbooks including The Book of Repulsive Women (Essay Press), Reading as a Wildflower Activist (H_NGM_N), and NODS (Magic Helicopter Press). Essays can be found at Entropy, VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, Fanz ...…
 
Tribbles and Trilobites Episode 0303 PART 2 - Star Trek or Star Wars - The story, evidence, and madness. Robert Meyer Burnett, Russell Bates, Dr. George Gonzalez, Johan Albrechtsen, James Cole, Steve Wise plus more. Featuring: Robert Meyer Burnett, Russell Bates, Dr. George Gonzalez, Johan Albrechtsen, James Cole, Steve Wise plus more.Co-Hosts ...…
 
Rosie Wennberg joins me to talk about two essays from Judith Butler's Precarious Life (2004): "Violence, Mourning, Politics" and "Indefinite Detention," both of which deal with different post-9/11 American phenomena. The first touches on the universal experience of grief and how it can inform politics, and the second addresses the indefinite de ...…
 
Marc Roby: We are resuming our study of biblical theology today by continuing to look at external evidence that corroborates the Bible. Last time, Dr. Spencer, you argued that the Genesis account of creation is not intended to be a scientific description of how the universe was created and also that it was not intended to tell us when the unive ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Join Parent University to get videos to watch with your kids so they can better understand WHY they need to be smart online. View the top 50+ good and bad teen apps in our Popular App Guide page for Parents and Educators. Join our newsletter to learn more about our safety tips. Learn more at https://smartsocial.com In this episode Neha Gupta of ...…
 
SPaMCAST 455 features our interview with Michael King. We talked about Michael’s approach to Agile, process improvement and the CMMI at Halfaker and Associates. Michael provides a glimpse into making a change in the real world. Mr. King delivers more than just theory. One word describes the interview - insightful. Michael’s Bio: Michael King se ...…
 
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Legacy: the Artists Behind the Legends
 
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, better known as JRR Tolkien, was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor, best known for writing the incredible and very popular works, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. Tolkien is considered to be the father of modern fantasy literature, or as it’s been come to be known t ...…
 
Students about to start senior year will want to catch this week’s Office Hours, in which we discuss getting started on the college essay. We know it’s weighing on your mind, so stop thinking about it and start writing it! In other segments, we’ll take you behind the scenes of the admissions process at both Swarthmore College and Drexel Univers ...…
 
On the Shelf Episode 13a The first of a new expanded schedule of episodes, now appearing weekly! In this episode we talk about The organization of the new weekly schedule A summary of the publications covered in the blog in July Stepto, Michele & Gabriel Stepto (translators). Catalina de Erauso. Lieutenant Nun -- Memoir of a Basque Transvestite ...…
 
Second-year teacher English teacher Peter Horn with his supervisor Paula Roy in September, 1998 for Back-to-School Night at Westfield High School in New Jersey. What's at the center of my educational philosophy? Student voice as a means to citizenship. Who taught me how to get at that? Nobody more than Paula Roy, the teaching supervisor who hir ...…
 
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Create New Futures | How Leaders Produce Breakthroughs and Transform the World through Conversation
 
Let’s talk about the first responsibility of a leader. This is Aviv with a new episode of Create New Futures. And today I am focusing on the fallacy of the Google age, and why as leaders, mentors, and parents we all must reflect on the Google fallacy and the conundrum it creates critically. As a leader, your first responsibility is to lead your ...…
 
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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/ ...…
 
"Do Black Lives Matter to the Courts?" It's a question raised time and time again when unarmed black men are killed by police and the officers are either not indicted, or not convicted. It's a question raised by NAACP Legal Defense Fund President Sherrilyn Ifill in a new collection of essays called Policing the Black Man: Arrest Prosecution and ...…
 
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Learn English with Rebecca [engVid RebeccaESL]
 
Watch this lesson to get a better score on your IELTS or TOEFL essay. Learn how to generate key vocabulary from the essay question itself! Avoid the ONE BIG MISTAKE made by thousands of students. Learn the art of paraphrasing through synonyms and boost your essay score. It's easier than you think, and the results will pay off in higher grades.I ...…
 
(An excerpt from “The Strangest Secret Library” – available on Amazon.) Art of Mental Pictures – Magic of Believing Once when I was in the investment banking business. Bob, a young salesman, came into my office for advice. “I wish you would tell me how I can overcome my fear of Mr. Smith. I know I can sell him if I can just get in to see him an ...…
 
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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 ...…
 
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