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This weekly podcast takes its title from Frédéric Bastiat’s famous essay, ‘That which is seen and that which is unseen'. In his essay, Bastiat uses the example of what later came to be known as the "Broken Window Fallacy", and pointed out that to evaluate the consequences of any action, we need to look at both its seen effects, which are often the rationale behind the action, and its unseen effects, which include unintended consequences and ripple effects. Every week our host Amit Varma will ...
 
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This I Believe
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Inspiring, uplifting, and educational, This I Believe features people from all walks of life sharing their core beliefs and the stories behind them.
 
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Art For Artists
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Part podcast, part essay, AFApod is a weekly deconstruction of pop culture that teaches you to make better stuff.
 
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The Essay
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Leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond, themed across a week - insight, opinion and intellectual surprise.
 
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Modern Love
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Modern Love features top actors performing true stories of love, loss, and redemption. It has included performances by Kate Winslet, Uma Thurman, Angela Bassett, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sterling K. Brown, and more. A collaboration between WBUR and The New York Times.
 
Brendan O'Meara is an author and journalist. The Creative Nonfiction Podcast showcases leaders in narrative journalism, essay, memoir, documentary film, and radio. Brendan teases out the origins, habits, routines, and tactics these masters—Pulitzer Prize winners, New York Times bestsellers—use so that listeners can apply those tools to their own work.
 
“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 ...
 
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.
 
Do you want to get a band 7 on the IELTS exam? Your preparation doesn’t have to be hard or boring! It can be fun! Lindsay and Jessica from All Ears English are back with a new way to help you achieve the IELTS score you need for the General or the Academic exam! We’ll give you strategies, practice, tips, tricks, and secrets using real English examples. We’ll show you how to take control of the Speaking Section by reducing anxiety, panic, and fear. You’ll learn what to do when your mind goes ...
 
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Modern Love
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Modern Love features top actors performing true stories of love, loss, and redemption. It has included performances by Kate Winslet, Uma Thurman, Angela Bassett, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sterling K. Brown, and more. A collaboration between WBUR and The New York Times.
 
Do you want to get a band 7 on the IELTS exam? Your preparation doesn’t have to be hard or boring! It can be fun! Lindsay and Jessica from All Ears English are back with a new way to help you achieve the IELTS score you need for the General or the Academic exam! We’ll give you strategies, practice, tips, tricks, and secrets using real English examples. We’ll show you how to take control of the Speaking Section by reducing anxiety, panic, and fear. You’ll learn what to do when your mind goes ...
 
Daniel Howes is columnist and associate business editor of The Detroit News. This podcast is a posting of his radio show, airing weekly on Saturday on Michigan Public Radio and here.
 
Hear essays created during the creative non-fiction short course held as part of the Otago University Summer School.
 
Do you want to get a band 7 on the IELTS exam? Your preparation doesn’t have to be hard or boring! It can be fun! Lindsay and Jessica from All Ears English are back with a new way to help you achieve the IELTS score you need for the General or the Academic exam! We’ll give you strategies, practice, tips, tricks, and secrets using real English examples. We’ll show you how to take control of the Speaking Section by reducing anxiety, panic, and fear. You’ll learn what to do when your mind goes ...
 
A weekly reading of the magazine’s “Comment” essay.
 
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 ...
 
A new audio essay podcast by Stacia Brown
 
Looking for study tips, help with essay writing, or advice on how to be a better student? Welcome to The Homework Help Show, a weekly show where we teach, assist, and offer valuable insights for student life. From study hacks to writing tips, discussions about student mental health to step-by-step guides on academic writing and how to write a resume, we've got you covered. Want your questions answered? Write them below or join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #askHHGhttps:/ ...
 
Practical, up-to-date interviews with experts in college admissions, financial aid, personal statements, test prep and more. Ethan Sawyer (aka College Essay Guy), interviews deans of admission, financial aid experts, and veterans of the admissions field to extract, then distill their advice into practical steps for students and those guiding them through the process. From creating an awesome college list to appealing a financial aid letter, Ethan skips the general advice and gets right to th ...
 
John Stuart Mill’s book Utilitarianism is one of the most influential and widely-read philosophical defenses of utilitarianism in ethics. The essay first appeared as a series of three articles published in Fraser’s Magazine in 1861; the articles were collected and reprinted as a single book in 1863. It went through four editions during Mill’s lifetime with minor additions and revisions. Although Mill includes discussions of utilitarian ethical principles in other works such as On Liberty and ...
 
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Feminasty
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What makes you a nasty woman? Kate Harding and Samhita Mukhopadhyay, co-editors of the new Nasty Women essay collection, tackle questions about feminism, resistance, and revolution in Trump's America with notable activists and advocates. How do we maintain momentum and avoid burnout nearly one year after Election Day? How can we foster resilience and unplug when it's necessary? This podcast is a companion to the book NASTY WOMEN: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America. Learn ...
 
Matt Waters is a singer-songwriter from New York City. His songs range from character studies of the contemporary American to intimate explorations of love. A writer of fiction, he attempts to meld the musical and literary realms through detailed lyricism. He has been particularly inspired by the likes of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Billy Corgan, Mike Scott, Isaac Brock, David Bowie, Tupac Shakur, Elliott Smith, Patti Smith, Nicole Atkins, Damien Rice and Bruce Springsteen. As a guitar player ...
 
Writing an essay is not an easy business for a professional writer or a younger beginner. Both require following some techniques and approaches. A young beginner may face more difficulties as compared to a professional writer. They need to learn a lot regarding using different techniques, gathering material expression and arrangement of ideas. Essay writing does not have any easy prescription for success or tips to beat the system. Good strategies for collection of materials, analysis, think ...
 
Two years, two months and two days! This is what forms the time line of one man's quest for the simple life and a unique social experiment in complete self reliance and independence. Henry David Thoreau published Walden in 1884. Originally drafted as a series of essays describing a most significant episode in his life, it was finally released in book form with each essay taking on the form of a separate chapter. Thoreau's parents were in financial straights, but rich intellectually and cultu ...
 
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Behind the Prose
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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.
 
Civil Disobedience (Resistance to Civil Government) is an essay by American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau that was first published in 1849. In it, Thoreau argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. Thoreau was motivated in part by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican–American War.
 
News, essays, and talk about issues affecting the transgender, intersex, and genderqueer community.
 
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Serial Dater
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Dating is hard, but kind of entertaining when someone else is doing it. In Season 1, follow Charlie as he accidentally goes on 5 first dates in 1 week! In Season 2, travel with him over to the UK for more adventures in dating.
 
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Essays On Air
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Join us as we read aloud fascinating, meticulously researched essays penned by academics who are experts in their fields.
 
This is Mill’s first work on economics. It foreshadows his Political Economy which was the standard Anglo-American Economics textbook of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Mill’s economic theory moved from free market capitalism, to government intervention within the precepts of Utilitarianism, and finally to Socialism.
 
This long essay is a work of mock philology, one of several appendices to Twain’s travel novel, A Tramp Abroad. In it, Twain explains, complains about, and shows how one might improve upon various aspects of the (awful) German language. His examples of precisely how the German language is awful include the famed “separable verb” – which allows one to put the first part of a given verb at the beginning – and its second part at the end – of a given clause or sentence (which may, indeed, be ver ...
 
The 5 Paragraph Essay - friend or enemy - or something else? Listen to two longtime educators discuss the history of, problems with, and ways to enhance the 5 paragraph essay with creative introductions. Cover art photo provided by Brad Neathery on Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/@bradneathery
 
This account by Trotsky is of the events in Russia from the October Revolution of 1917 in Petrograd, to his signing of the Brest-Litovsk treaty with Germany on 3rd March 1918 which took Russia out of the First World War. The treaty exacted heavy losses for Russia in terms of annexations of land and financial indemnities to Germany. In this extended essay, Trotsky argues the reasons as to why he decided to sign what appears to be a disastrous agreement for Russia.
 
An audio essay on Bob Dylan's albums, one at a time.By Ben Burrell.Follow us: IG & TW: @bobdylanpocast
 
“A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts,” is one of the quotes from James Allen's classic self help books, As a Man Thinketh. Published in 1902, it provides many more such insightful concepts on the power of thought and its effect on a human being's personality and behavior. This volume is more of a literary essay than a complete book and its title is based on a Biblical proverb, “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Taking this piec ...
 
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Athrabeth
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Athrabeth is a monthly podcast that invites you down the lesser trod paths of Tolkien's Legendarium. Each episode we pick a single chapter, essay, fragment, or topic, and do a deep dive, exploring it as both fans and scholars.
 
“I do not wish to treat friendships daintily but with roughest courage. When they are real, they are not glass beads or frost-work but the solidest thing we know....” is how Ralph Waldo Emerson saw the ties of friendship in one of his essays titled Friendship, more than a hundred years ago. This and other interesting essays are included in Essays First Series by Ralph Waldo Emerson, the distinguished American philosopher and writer. Apart from writing, he was also a very gifted and popular p ...
 
This is the review of my classmate's essay. Come with me through the journey of highlighting its positive aspects and exploring possible areas of improvement. Hope you enjoy it!
 
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English Podcasts
Daily+
 
Welcome to Katherine’s podcast, where we talk about dress code, women’s rights, and I share with you my This I Believe Essay.
 
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Rhapsodize Audio
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Classic poetry performed by an international merry band of rhapsodes.
 
From My Mama’s Kitchen® Talk Radio is based on the best selling and multi-award winning book - From My Mama’s Kitchen – “food for the soul, recipes for living.” The book reveals 30 timeless recipes for living, ranging from the power of relationships to the nature of love and the meaning of life. Released with the endorsement of the National Association of Mothers’ Centers, the book has won five awards: Mom's Choice Awards, Mr. Dad Seal of Recognition, Publisher's Choice Awards by Family Maga ...
 
Book reviews, essay and article peer reviews, commentaries. Discussing research, genealogy, DNA & history of mixeblood peoples of early American history.
 
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Epitome
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Excerpts from great writings by master writers, storytellers, philosophers, poets as well as original commentary by informed enthusiasts. Genres will range from fiction, drama, and essay to poetry, oratory, and aphorism.
 
When a modern film script draws inspiration from a poem written more than a century ago, readers can judge its impact on our collective imagination. Such is the resonance of the poem "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe. First published in 1845, "The Raven" is a masterpiece of atmosphere, rhythmic quality and use of language. Constructed in narrative form, it tells the story of a young man who is mourning the loss of his beloved. One December night as he wearily sits up browsing through a classica ...
 
In order to promote the ratification of the United States Constitution in the late 1780s, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Hay wrote a series of 85 articles and essays explaining their reasons to support the constitution. Most of these articles were published in The Independent Journal and The New York Packet and they later became known as “The Federalist Papers.” In reading the articles, one will encounter very interesting issues like Hamilton’s opposition to including the Bill of ...
 
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Words With Oz
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Words With Oz - The Essay Question Podcast. Oz' mission is to inspire the world to be more ambitious. This podcast interviews guests with stories that will inspire you. The questions and conversation dives deep to the core of what makes each guest so successful.
 
Three analytical Youtubers pose themselves essay questions about games, shows, movies and the entertainment industry as a whole.
 
Just the Best Literature inspires you to not only read printed books, but to read only the best books. Besides books, host Dennis Leap will lead discussions on other current literature such as essays and important articles.
 
Stressed about applying to college? Looking for that *something* to provide an edge when test scores and GPA aren't enough to set your child apart? College admission counselor Steve Schwartz (Steve@CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com) shares insights on everything college admissions – college essays, scholarships, test prep, and more. This show is for you if you’re looking to craft college applications that will showcase your child's strengths and maximize chances of admission. Please (1) subscribe ...
 
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As It Was
Daily
 
Colorful vignettes dedicated to the regional history of Southern Oregon and Northern California. As It Was is an all volunteer effort -- produced by Raymond Scully and narrated by Shirley Patton in partnership with writers from the Southern Oregon Historical Society . I f you have a writing background and would like to submit an As It Was essay for consideration, email your written piece to mrkrt@ashlandhome.net. A collection of As It Was essays is available in a high-quality paperback book ...
 
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Looking for some inspiration for that next sociology paper? Look no further! Looking for study tips, help with essay writing, or advice on how to be a better student? Welcome to The Homework Help Show, a weekly show where we teach, assist, and offer valuable insights for student life. From study hacks to writing tips, discussions about student ...…
 
Writer Polly Coles reads Making Up the City, the first of her essays in search of what makes a true Venetian. Beginning each essay with an object or a place, she traces a cultural and historical thread through to living individuals who are contributing to a rich and diverse contemporary Venetian culture. She argues the true Venetian does not ha ...…
 
Escalating trade tensions between the United States and China may be slowing auto sales there, but they’re also exposing the vulnerabilities of Detroit’s automakers in the world’s largest auto market. The net effect could be a reassessment of their collective footprint there, especially as domestic automaker’s claim ever larger chunks of the Ch ...…
 
Writing an essay is not an easy business for a professional writer or a younger beginner. Both require following some techniques and approaches. A young beginner may face more difficulties as compared to a professional writer. They need to learn a lot regarding using different techniques, gathering material expression and arrangement of ideas. ...…
 
We can learn so much from animals, when we allow our innate curiosity to educate us about ourself, others and the world. This is what Helen Brennand, an accomplished rider, trainer, equine bodyworker and animal communicator, who is based in England, experienced with her Spiritual Awakening. Helen practices Yoga and Meditation, and combines thes ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Leon Trotsky.
 
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More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Ralph Waldo Emerson.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Edgar Allan Poe.
 
A chance encounter in a coffee shop introduced writer Rachel Richardson to a man who had many stories to tell. Ms. Richardson came to understand that everyone has a story, and our lives can be enriched by listening to the stories of others.By This I Believe, Inc..
 
In "The Threat to Roe," Jeffrey Toobin writes about the abortion fight and the pretense of precedent.
 
Host Dennis Leap and guest Deborah Leap discuss T. E. Lawrence’s Arabic language education, Carchemish as his preparation for the Arab revolt against the Turks, and the young Lawrence in his element.
 
7 tips for writing a cover letter that will get you an interview. Summer is the perfect time for students to gain professional experience. Whether you're applying to an internship or a job, chances are you'll need a strong cover letter to stand out. In Episode 59, join Cath Anne as she lists the essentials of how to write a cover letter. Lookin ...…
 
Governments consist of people, and people respond to incentives. For this reason, there is no better way to understand government than through the tools of economics. Episode 121 of The Seen and the Unseen is a rerun of an old episode of The Pragati Podcast, in which Amit Varma introduces Pavan Srinath to the mindblowing insights of Public Choi ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Leon Trotsky.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Henry David Thoreau.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy James Allen.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Emma Goldman.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Ralph Waldo Emerson.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy John Stuart Mill.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Stephen Leacock.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Henry David Thoreau.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Ralph Waldo Emerson.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Edgar Allan Poe.
 
On this episode of Student Influencers, we were blown away by Amber Balcaen’s dedication and tenacity as she carves out a space for herself in the male-dominated occupation of professional racing. Amber is a third-generation race car driver from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Amidst the trials of struggling to attain sponsorship and navigating the ...…
 
Here are some ways that you can ensure that your group works well together! Focus on each other's strengths in order to bring out the best in everyone. Looking for study tips, help with essay writing, or advice on how to be a better student? Welcome to The Homework Help Show, a weekly show where we teach, assist, and offer valuable insights for ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Alexander Hamilton.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Henry David Thoreau.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Emma Goldman.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Ralph Waldo Emerson.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Mark Twain.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy John Stuart Mill.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Stephen Leacock.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Henry David Thoreau.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Ralph Waldo Emerson.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Edgar Allan Poe.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Leon Trotsky.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Alexander Hamilton.
 
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