Best university essay podcasts we could find (Updated August 2017)
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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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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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An Irregular Miscellany: A selection of essays and lectures from the Common University
 
In this podiobook: 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 renown
 
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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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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 thr
 
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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 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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Professor Mak Lilla of Columbia University talks about his book, "The Once and Future Liberal." Lilla's op-ed piece in the New York Times last year, "The End of Identity Liberalism," was the most read op-ed essay of 2016, with 1.6 million views.By talk@talklouisiana.org (Jim Engster).
 
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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 ...…
 
First, imagine being in outer space with two sassy robots, and being forced to watch really bad science fiction movies with them. That’s the premise of the cult classic TV series, Mystery Science Theater 3000. The show is on the road this weekend [August 12] in Atlanta. We talk with series creator, Joel Hodgson. Then, it’s been three years sinc ...…
 
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/ ...…
 
(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 ...…
 
Valentina Valentini is a freelance journalist who was based in Los Angeles for eight years writing about the entertainment industry for the likes of Vanity Fair, Variety, and Mashable. Recently, she put her belongings in storage and began the life of a digital nomad, writing personal essays, travel pieces, cultural and human interest stories an ...…
 
The RunRunLive 4.0 Podcast Episode 4-369 – Vybarr and the Muse of Running (Audio: link) [audio:http://www.RunRunLive.com/PodcastEpisodes/epi4369.mp3] Link epi4369.mp3 MarathonBQ – How to Qualify for the Boston Marathon in 14 Weeks - http://www.marathonbq.com/qualify-for-the-boston-marathon-in-14-weeks/ Hello my friends, and welcome to episode 4 ...…
 
David Schleicher of Yale University and Todd Zywicki of George Mason University discuss the text, history, and future of this contested amendment. New essays are now available on the Constitution Center's Interactive Constitution. Read about the 17th Amendment, the 20th Amendment, the 24th Amendment, and the 25th Amendment. Continue today’s con ...…
 
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The Future Is A Mixtape
 
Gentrification. Housing Bubbles. Developers & Their “Pay 2 Play” Campaign Donations (Bribes) to City Council Members. And then there’s the needless cruelty of permanent homelessness. On this episode, Jesse & Matt ratchet-up their manifesto on their Mixtape for the Future by talking about the second-most important cornerstone of The Golden Squar ...…
 
We talk with Chloe O’Neill, founder of "More Than Lyme." She’s had Lyme Disease for most of her young life. For Chloe, the vague, intermittent, but often debilitating symptoms of the disease have impacted her life view in both negative and remarkably positive ways. Many of the lessons its taught her are surprisingly universal - whether that's b ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Writing Class Radio is a podcast that brings you true, personal stories written in an actual memoir writing class and ideas about how to write your own stories.Student Allison Langer loves the process of pouring her heart out on paper then reading it out loud. She’s all heart. Teacher Andrea Askowitz loves tearing stories apart. She asks, “What ...…
 
Did CNN cross the line? The amazing Mike D joins us again for an awesome debate. If you'll recall (and you will after this sentence), Mike joined us on Episode #34 (http://madcastmedia.com/shows/bestdebate/34/) - Is it okay to punch a Nazi?. Well he's back and articulate as ever. This is one of the heartiest debates we've had on the show. Is "H ...…
 
Welcome, to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and analysis from a Black Left perspective. The United States has embedded itself in Syrian territory, after six years of arming Islamic jihadist fighters to overthrow that government. Russia is also in Syria, but that’s at the request of the recognized Syrian government. There is ...…
 
Dr. Rocco J. Gennaro is the Philosophy Department Chairperson and a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern Indiana. He received his Ph.D. in 1991 at Syracuse University and had been at Indiana State University in Terre Haute for fourteen years before moving to Southern Indiana in 2009. He is also the Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive ...…
 
Dr. Ross is an internationally renowned clinician, researcher, author and lecturer in the field of dissociation and trauma-related disorders. He is the founder and President of the Colin A. Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma. He obtained his M.D. from the University of Alberta in 1981 and completed his training in psychiatry at the Univers ...…
 
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First Unitarian Society of Madison Podcast Feed
 
Sermon by the Rev. Michael Schuler at the First Unitarian Society of Madison, January 24th, 2017.The title of these reflections hearkens back to Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay “Self-Reliance” and his admonition to: “Trust thyself; every heart vibrates to that iron string.” Emerson was a notable advocate for independence, autonomy and personal inte ...…
 
RL Stephens is an organizer in Chicago, founding editor of Orchestrated Pulse, and the A. Philip Randolph Fellow at Jacobin. His essay The Birthmark of Damnation: Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Black Body was published in May at Viewpoint Magazine and is the topic for this week’s Zero Books podcast. It’s Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 and I’m Douglas Lain ...…
 
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Teaching In Higher Ed: Faculty Development for Professors To Facilitate Learning for Students
 
Brenda Gunderson shares approaches for motivating large classes on episode 160 of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Quotes from the episode I’m always looking for one new thing, one new idea to try in an upcoming term. I think it’s important that I keep learning. And not just learning inside my own discipline, but learning outside my disciplin ...…
 
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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 ...…
 
Dr. Ross is an internationally renowned clinician, researcher, author and lecturer in the field of dissociation and trauma-related disorders. He is the founder and President of the Colin A. Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma. He obtained his M.D. from the University of Alberta in 1981 and completed his training in psychiatry at the Univers ...…
 
The Roy Green Show Podcast This is Roy Green's story about arriving in Canada as a 'reluctant' 13-year-old to becoming a 100% very proudly self-identified Canadian. - Following Iranian revolution in 1979, Marina was arrested at 16 years of age and spent two years in the notorious Evin political prison in Tehran where she was tortured and came v ...…
 
Reflections of Canada: Illuminating our Opportunities and Challenges at 150 years. A book published by the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Thinking at the University of British Columbia. It contains 41 essays by some of Canada's most critical thinkers of the nation in which we live. The positive and the not so positive. Guest: Margot Young. P ...…
 
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The Grimerica Show - Not Your Grandparents Paranormal Conspiracy Podcast
 
Interview starts 36:35 Richard Lighthouse joins us and we chat about the “lighthouse” affect - the actual frequency (1.39 Thz) of the Universe. The universe is actually blinking on and off, and matching that frequency could affect time. We chat about scientists looking for a solution between the quantum and newtonian physics, how technology has ...…
 
The RunRunLive 4.0 Podcast Episode 4-368 – Julia and the Endurance Epiphany (Audio: link) [audio:http://www.RunRunLive.com/PodcastEpisodes/epi4368.mp3] Link epi4368.mp3 MarathonBQ – How to Qualify for the Boston Marathon in 14 Weeks - http://www.marathonbq.com/qualify-for-the-boston-marathon-in-14-weeks/ Hello my friends, and welcome to episode ...…
 
There have been quite a few critical essays, rants, and podcasts about how horrible any curiosity about ITS by anarchists is. This chatter has increased in volume and intensity since ITS Communique 29 which threw down the glove on any illusion that ITS didn’t mean it. This communique admits to the murder of a female University student and two h ...…
 
What does the press reporting of a story of high society scandal and assassination from the reign of Charles II tell us about fake news, political bias and the draw of a saucy headline. New Generation Thinker Thomas Charlton researches religious and political disputes of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and is currently based at Dr Willi ...…
 
Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin, William Wordsworth and Thomas Paine were amongst the guests invited to the dinner table of publisher Joseph Johnson. Daisy Hay explores the pivotal role played in the early history of English Romanticism by a maker of books who was also a maker of dreams, who invited his workers to eat alongside leading thin ...…
 
What does the press reporting of a story of high society scandal and assassination from the reign of Charles II tell us about fake news, political bias and the draw of a saucy headline. New Generation Thinker Thomas Charlton researches religious and political disputes of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and is currently based at Dr Willi ...…
 
Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin, William Wordsworth and Thomas Paine were amongst the guests invited to the dinner table of publisher Joseph Johnson. Daisy Hay explores the pivotal role played in the early history of English Romanticism by a maker of books who was also a maker of dreams, who invited his workers to eat alongside leading thin ...…
 
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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 ...…
 
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