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Everywhere around us are echoes of the past. Those echoes define the boundaries of states and countries, how we pray and how we fight. They determine what money we spend and how we earn it at work, what language we speak and how we raise our children. From Wondery, host Patrick Wyman, PhD (“Fall Of Rome”) helps us understand our world and how it got to be the way it is.
 
Storybound is a radio theater program designed for the podcast age. In each episode, listeners will be treated to their favorite authors and writers reading some of their most impactful stories, designed with powerful and immersive sound environments. Brought to you by Lit Hub Radio and The Podglomerate.
 
Jess and Joe provide a humorous and thoughtful approach so some of the lesser known or poorly explained stories of history. These two history teachers will set the record straight and unveil some fascinating and lesser known stories of American and World History
 
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The YIKES Podcast

Mikaela Loach and Jo Becker

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There’s a lot to make us Yikes in this world. From the climate crisis to racism to activism and resisting oppressive systems, it can call get a bit overwhelming. Yikes is a podcast which leans into the Yikes of the world rather than letting it overwhelm us. We breakdown the issues in an accessible intersectional and nuanced way to guide us towards action together. Hosted by Mikaela Loach and Josephine Becker, edited by Finlay Mowat. Support us through The YIKES Podcast Patreon! https://www.p ...
 
All The Small Things is a weekly interview series hosted by Venetia La Manna. Venetia will be speaking to inspiring people, thought leaders, writers and activists about the rituals that help provide structure when we need it most - or perhaps if creativity lies in the chaos if it all. We'll be learning about the small things that keep them in-check and uncover more about what makes their minds tick. What’s more, we’ll hear about the seemingly small moments that perhaps felt insignificant at ...
 
"Podcasts From the Past" is a comedy show that's ahead of its time. Join hosts Tim Pilleri and Michael O'Haver as they review movies, pop culture and talk current events from various points in the past. Just don't ask how. With comedy friends as guests! Recorded in Los Angeles. Follow the show on Twitter @PodcastsFromthe, @TimPilleri and @MichaelOhaver1.
 
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Playwright and author Drew Hayden Taylor discusses his new collection of essays, Me Tomorrow: Indigenous Views on the Future, which imagines the bright points on the horizon for Indigenous people in Canada. Brothers Alejandro and Stephan of Hermanos Gutiérrez talk about their unique style of instrumental guitar music, inspired by what their grandfa…
 
Actor Colman Domingo talks about Ma Rainey's Black Bottom — the Netflix adaptation of August Wilson's play of the same name — and what it means to have acted alongside the late Chadwick Boseman. Our screen panellists Teri Hart and Kathleen Newman-Bremang discuss the portrayal of teen girls on television, particularly in series like Yellowjackets an…
 
This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay• Bioethicist Maxwell Smith considers the rising ethical stakes of a prolonged pandemic• Monia Mazigh and Megan Leslie remember Alexa Mcdonough's life, career, and legacy.• Dr. Roberta Bondar reflects on 30 years since her landmark spaceflight• Naben Ruthnum interrogates workplace diversity in…
 
Synopsis: In the mid-11th century BC, the Hittite kingdoms of northern Syria are joined by others– in the Philistine pentapolis, the Amuq plain and the region of Classical Cilicia – with ties to the former Mycenaean Greeks. The Phoenician cities of the Levantine coast begin to step from the shadow of post-Collapse Egypt. “I am really Azatiwada, Man…
 
Host Luke Burbank and announcer Elena Passarello share some feedback that's made the biggest impact on our listeners; actor Connor Ratliff explains how being fired by Tom Hanks inspired his hit podcast Dead Eyes, through which he unpacks showbiz rejection; Mikki Kendall, author of Hood Feminism, explains how to right the historical wrongs of the ma…
 
Actor Neve Campbell discusses her return to the Scream franchise and why she wanted to reprise her role as Sidney Prescott in the latest film. Competitive speedrunner Mitch Fowler (a.k.a. Mitchflowerpower) talks about finishing Super Mario Bros. 3 as fast as possible for the semiannual video game fundraiser Awesome Games Done Quick. Wesley Schultz …
 
How did Latin splinter into the Romance languages? In this episode, we explore how Latin transformed from a single, widely dispersed language into a series - French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, and so on - of related but no longer mutually intelligible tongues. Patrick's book is now available! Get The Verge: Reformation, Renaissance, an…
 
Who doesn’t love stomping Goombas and grabbing some coins? But if you ever played Mario 2 then you may have noticed it feels a bit different from the rest. Sometimes its even labeled as Super Mario 2 USA. There’s actually a really good reason for that! Learn about how the more odd Mario characters like Shy Guy, Wart, and the Bob-bomb’s came about i…
 
Actor Denzel Washington talks about his turn as Lord Macbeth in the new film The Tragedy of Macbeth, and what the legacy of the late Sidney Poitier means to him. TV writer and producer Kurt Smeaton (Schitt's Creek, Kim's Convenience) discusses his latest comedy series, Children Ruin Everything, and how being a father informs his funniest work. Neur…
 
Chuck Klosterman reads two stories from "Raised in Captivity: Fictional Nonfiction," backed by an original Storybound remix with Lindsey Bitson, and sound design and arrangement by Jude Brewer. Chuck Klosterman is the bestselling author of eight books of nonfiction (including "Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs," "But What If We’re Wrong?" and "Chuck Klos…
 
Actor Malcolm McDowell discusses his illustrious career on stage and screen, plus his latest role on CBC's new comedy series Son of a Critch. In 2020, actor and comedian Bob Saget spoke with us about his new podcast, Bob Saget's Here for You, and how it allowed him to connect with fans on a deeper level. Celebrity chef Roger Mooking reflects on how…
 
Our screen panellists, Cameron Bailey and Eli Glasner, pay tribute to the late Sidney Poitier. Hollywood writer and producer Rodney Barnes discusses his graphic novel series, Killadelphia, and how it weaves together vampires, American history, race relations and horror. Actor Kelly Marie Tran talks about playing Disney's first princess of Southeast…
 
This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay• Writer Stephen Marche projects perilous future scenarios for the United States• John Koenig shares invented words for universal feelings with his Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows• Dr. Madhukar Pai urges taking a global approach to ending the COVID-19 pandemic• Acclaimed novelist Hanya Yanagihar…
 
Host Luke Burbank and announcer Elena Passarello discuss the things our audience is resolving *not* to do this year; celebrated poet Kaveh Akbar explains how learning Farsi as his first language shaped his poetic sense of the English language; writer Danielle Henderson (Feminist Ryan Gosling) unpacks her memoir The Ugly Cry and how her iconoclastic…
 
Filmmaker Robert Weide discusses his new documentary about Kurt Vonnegut, as well as his decades-long friendship with the celebrated writer. On this week's Q This music panel, A. Harmony and Mastermind share their reviews of the Weeknd's surprise new album, Dawn FM. Singer-songwriter Melanie Doane, best known for her hit '90s song Adam's Rib, fills…
 
China’s late Neolithic period saw the emergence of increasingly powerful groups of elites who buried themselves in lavishly decorated tombs and built palaces and public buildings at the hearts of their fortified settlements. From these political centers, the elites built and ruled a patchwork of small, competing states. But by around 2000 BC, all o…
 
Dune director Denis Villeneuve explains why he was eager to helm a big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert's seminal novel, despite its shaky cinematic past. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on two titles to check out: The Hidden Keys by André Alexis and The Annual Migration Of Clouds by Premee Mohamed.…
 
Actor and comedian Andrew Phung (best known as the character Kimchee on Kim's Convenience) talks about co-creating and starring in the new CBC comedy series Run the Burbs. Toronto-born producer J. Miles Dale discusses his long-standing creative partnership with director Guillermo del Toro and their latest film together, Nightmare Alley. Leatrice Ei…
 
Brianna Barrett presents "Florence Fane in San Francisco," backed by an original Storybound remix with Jaymay, and sound design and arrangement by Jude Brewer. Brianna Barrett is a playwright and storyteller whose full-length theatrical work has been developed at Artists Repertory Theater, Theatre33, Fertile Ground Festival, HART Theatre, and UCLA.…
 
Canada's Drag Race star Kimora Amour discusses Season 2 of the show, her two careers in drag and nursing, and her (now-postponed) cross-country tour. Singer-songwriter BJ The Chicago Kid talks about his new EP, his recent Grammy nomination and why he's creating music on his own terms after cutting ties with Motown Records. Singer-songwriter Mariann…
 
In an exclusive interview, The Tragically Hip's Gord Sinclair, Johnny Fay, Paul Langlois and Rob Baker open up about the band's career, their three decades of brotherhood, and the loss of their friend and bandmate, Gord Downie. Singer-songwriter Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child discusses her candid new memoir, Checking In, which follows her men…
 
This week on The Sunday Magazine with David Common:• Political scientist Ian Bremmer on 'Big Tech’s' place in the global order and where it’s headed in 2022• Edmonton author Premee Mohamed on turning science fiction tropes on their head• Guy Vanderhaeghe explains how historical fiction can help us cope in the present • American author and neuroscie…
 
Synopsis: The Great Kings of Carchemish continue ruling over a Hittite rump state in northern Syria as they support the region’s recovery. After an attack by the Assyrian king Ashur-bel-kala, the Carchemish dynasty is supplanted by the house of Suhi. “In that year, in the month Kislev,…from the River Khabur of the land Kharku to the city of Carchem…
 
Host Luke Burbank and announcer Elena Passarello unveil some hidden talents of our listeners; actor and best-selling author David Duchovny explains how his latest novel Truly Like Lightning is an attempt to have a larger conversation about America; jump rope world champions Nick and Kaylee Woodard test Luke's skills with a virtual lesson; and alt-f…
 
States have defined China from the very beginning of its recorded history more than 3,000 years ago, but how did they come into being? Professor Li Liu of Stanford University is one of the world’s leading experts on the prehistoric archaeology of China, and she returns to Tides for the second time to tell us about states, elites, and why they’re so…
 
It’s geek chic to lay out all the origin tales of Earth’s mightiest heroes. So Jess and Joe decided to give you the origin tale nobody seems to talk about and that is the young upstart Rudy the Reindeer. Listen in as we discuss this newcomers origin tale and how he saved a story, saved a career, and maybe even saved a man’s life! Sources – 1 2 3 4 …
 
Mitchell S. Jackson reads an excerpt from his memoir "Survival Math" with sound design and music composition from Zane featuring Stephanie Strange. Mitchell S. Jackson is the winner of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing and the 2021 National Magazine Award in Feature Writing. His debut novel "The Residue Years" received wide critical praise…
 
This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay:• Elamin Abdelmahmoud, Emer O'Toole and Niigaan Sinclair reflect on 2021's valleys and peaks• Expanding the spectrum of what it means to be a nerd• Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Powers talks about his new novel Bewilderment• Buffy Sainte-Marie reflects on her decades of trailblazing a…
 
Host Luke Burbank and announcer Elena Passarello put a spin on some of our listeners’ favorite words and phrases; hip hop performer and activist Talib Kweli recounts stepping away from big-budget rap culture to become an independent artist; bestselling author George Saunders revisits his love of teaching through unpacking 19th century Russian liter…
 
Hannah Waddingham talks about her Emmy-winning role on Ted Lasso, how it's changed her life, and why audiences have fallen in love with the show's joy and vulnerability. Actor Simu Liu talks about his life-changing role in Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and how he felt saying goodbye to Kim's Convenience. Fifty Shades of Grey au…
 
Legendary singer Patti LaBelle dishes on her decades-long legacy of making both comfort food and soul music. Special creator and star Ryan O'Connell tells us what it's like to put the story of his life as a gay man with cerebral palsy on screen. Canadian geneticist and broadcaster David Suzuki talks about bringing science into our living rooms for …
 
The late Bronze Age world of the Near East was an incredibly rich and complex place, full of long-distance trade, the exchange of ideas, bickering kings, and empires rising and falling. Among those empires, one of the most powerful and enigmatic was that of the Hittites, whose ruling dynasty survived more than five centuries of intrigue and war to …
 
Musician and Grammy-winning producer Jack Antonoff discusses his band Bleachers, how he writes to process loss, his relationship with Bruce Springsteen and what it's like working with some of the biggest pop stars of our time. Musicologist Nate Sloan breaks down why Mariah Carey's festive hit All I Want For Christmas Is You has emerged as a rare ne…
 
Tamara Winfrey-Harris reads an excerpt from "Dear Black Girl: Letters From Your Sisters on Stepping Into Your Power," backed by an original Storybound remix, and sound design and arrangement by Jude Brewer. Tamara is the author of two books: "The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America" (Berrett-Koehler Publishe…
 
Natasha Lunn is the features director at RED magazine and the creator of a popular and acclaimed bimonthly email newsletter, Conversations on Love. Her Top 10 Sunday Times Best-selling book, also called Conversations On Love, discusses a wide range of themes intimately connected to love. After years of feeling that love was always out of reach, she…
 
Beatles drummer Ringo Starr discusses his new EP, his love of Zoom and the important role friendship has played in his long career. Comedian Mark Critch talks about his new memoir, An Embarrassment of Critch's, and the upcoming CBC adaptation of his first book, Son of a Critch. Grammy-winning singer and activist Angélique Kidjo discusses her latest…
 
This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay:• Transit guru Andy Byford on the future of public transportation • Why a First Nations community is trying to rebuild its Catholic church• Science journalist Catherine Price on the value of fun in trying times • Sesame Street star Sonia Manzano builds on her legacy with a new kids' showDisco…
 
Synopsis: Even as Anatolia, Syria and Egypt confronted the Bronze Age Collapse, the eastern kingdoms of Assyria, Babylonia and Elam continued their ancient cycle of dynastic conflict. “Why I – who am a king, son of a king, seed of a king, scion of a king, who am king for the lands, for the land of Babylonia and the land of Elam, descendant of the e…
 
In this "Best of Books" special, Luke Burbank and announcer Elena Passarello share conversations with two of Live Wire's favorite guests from 2021: writer Ashely C. Ford discusses her celebrated debut book Somebody's Daughter, which follows her experience growing up in Indiana with an incarcerated father; and bestselling author and vlogger John Gre…
 
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