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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.
 
Hear essays created during the creative non-fiction short course held as part of the Otago University Summer School.
 
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.
 
A weekly reading of the magazine’s “Comment” essay.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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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English Podcasts
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Welcome to Katherine’s podcast, where we talk about dress code, women’s rights, and I share with you my This I Believe Essay.
 
Book reviews, essay and article peer reviews, commentaries. Discussing research, genealogy, DNA & history of mixeblood peoples of early American history.
 
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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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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.
 
This is a series of audio files I recorded and put together for a PhD course at the University of San Diego focused on the intersection of developmental psychology and leadership. It was a great course, maybe one of the most impactful educational experiences I've ever had. In preparation for the final Socratic exam for the course, I made this series of recordings in lieu of writing one additional essay for the course. I had fun doing it and it helped me prepare and apply the course material ...
 
Still mad you were never allowed to write that essay about symbolism in Pokemon for school? So are we! Join us as we delve into some of our favorite childhood media and discuss the themes and lessons we find there Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/grow-up/support
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
“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 ...
 
Shakespeare, Austen and Steinbeck were good and that, but what if you’d got to study what really floated your boat at school? Alternative comedy, big-screen musicals, makeover shows, summer blockbusters... even those Kardashians. Join the After School Culture Club as we prep a different essay set by our teachers each week. We’ll dissect in (some say too much) detail the subjects which have had a far bigger impact on our lives than we were led to believe oxbow lakes and quicksand would. Wheth ...
 
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 ...
 
Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution is a book by Peter Kropotkin on the subject of mutual aid, written while he was living in exile in England. It was first published by William Heinemann in London in October 1902. The individual chapters had originally been published in 1890-96 as a series of essays in the British monthly literary magazine, Nineteenth Century. Written partly in response to Social Darwinism and in particular to Thomas H. Huxley's Nineteenth Century essay, "The Struggle for Exi ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
WNYC's Sara Fishko with sound-rich essays on art, culture, music and media - past and present.
 
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Not There Yet
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The Not There Yet podcast is a ongoing series of short essays covering a wide range of subjects from the perspective of the second decade of the 21st century. Typically running from five-to-ten minutes, they are intended to be thought provoking, challenging, sceptical and hopefully funny once in a while. They are sometimes conventional in nature and others are a little more experimental. They cover science, sports, technology, philosophy or just about whatever subject comes to mind. Sometime ...
 
Let us take you into the pages of the Walrus as a chorus of vibrant voices bring to life essays, fiction, poetry, illustrations and photography from some of Canada’s best writers and artists.
 
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Word Carver
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For writers and readers who find solace in books, poetry, and essays, Word Carver explores the craft of writing. Host Cynthia Rosi gives insights into the life and craft of working writers, and reviews new work in books and literary magazines. With additional reporting by Amy Dalrymple. Music is Rise and Shine (2015) by Seastock on Jamendo.com.
 
Film Analysis with heartMovies Under The Surface is a series of video essays that explores what makes great films great. The videos are about understanding movies at a deeper level, beneath plot and story, at their heart.Created by Gabriel Bruskoff (www.gabrielbruskoff.com)Produced and run by Inna B.Support us on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/moviesunderthesurface
 
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Think Club
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I make slickly edited video essays, documentaries and compilation videos. A place for spirited debate and thoughtful dialog.Website: https://AdamFriended.comPodcast: https://adamfriended.com/podcast/Cool Merch: https://adamfriended.com/merch/
 
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AirCollegia
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Audio updates from the college essay consulting group AirCollegia, LLC. In these shows members of the AirCollegia team will give tips on how to improve your writing, free of charge!
 
The Cycling PodcastJoin journalists Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe – and a few special guests along the way – as they podcast about the latest cycling news and the world of professional cycling.Expect a mix of insight and analysis as our three experienced journalists cover not just the big talking points but take you behind the scenes of professional cycling.Richard Moore is the author of Slaying the Badger and Sky’s the Limit, Daniel Friebe writes for Procycling and is autho ...
 
A podcast for showcasing stories, essays, and poems from around the world.
 
Our series of daily listener commentaries since 1991.
 
Steve and Becky Lyles read stories, essays, poems, jokes and quotes to inspire and enliven your day. Becky writes award-winning fiction under the name Rebecca Carey Lyles and nonfiction under Becky Lyles, and Steve composes poems and vignettes of daily life. Becky's books include Winds of Wyoming, Winds of Freedom, It's a God Thing, On a Wing and a Prayer, and Passageways: A Short Story Collection. But they don't just read their own work. Each podcast also includes the stories and thoughts o ...
 
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Perspectives - WNIJ
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Local community members share their outlooks on the news, events and personal challenges in 90 second essays.
 
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Tea & Tattle
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Tea and Tattle is a lifestyle podcast hosted by Miranda Mills. Tea & Tattle celebrates female creativity and solidarity, and every week, inspiring, successful women are interviewed on the podcast, including bestselling authors, illustrators, cooks, entrepreneurs and academics. A mini 'Tea Reads' episode is also hosted every week, sharing an outstanding short read, from poetry to essays.
 
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Longreads
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Interviews, essays, reporting and discussion from the home of the best longform stories on the web.
 
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Fishko Files
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WNYC's Sara Fishko with sound-rich essays on art, culture, music and media - past and present.
 
David Bouchier’s weekly essays are full of unexpected observations and whimsical opinions. Listeners will relish his entertaining, enlightening, and sometimes exasperated commentaries on the routines that carry us through the year, the surreal rituals of politics, the unsettling experience of foreign travel, and the confusions and comedies of everyday suburban life.
 
A personal podcast of stories, essays, and interviews produced by Joe LeBlanc.
 
"The Homework Help Show" is our weekly podcast where we teach, assist, and offer valuable insights on different topics related to students' academic and personal lives. Want your questions answered? Ask your questions on social media using the hashtag #askHHG https://www.homeworkhelpglobal.com
 
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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.
 
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Infants on Thrones
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The Philosophies of Men, Mingled with Humor
 
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River Way Stories
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Essays covering a broad range of river-related topics, including environmental concerns, conservation efforts, history and recreation. RiverWayStories is a collaboration between River Action and WVIK. Sponsored by the Joyce & Tony Singh Family Foundation
 
A podcast for parents and caregivers in the performing arts. Interviews, essays, obstacles, solutions, humor, art, parenting, creating, staging, advocating, and more. Visit and like our Facebook page: Facebook.com/paalperformingarts 🔥
 
This video podcast features the latest stories from Reason TV, the video-journalism arm of Reason—the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a principled libertarian perspective. Our popular YouTube Channel and Facebook page, which receive millions of views every month, offer a mix of heavily reported documentaries, in-depth interviews, video essays, and laugh-out-loud parodies—all from a POV that you won't get from legacy media and dead-inside spokesbots for old left-ri ...
 
A nature writer living in Wellfleet, Robert Finch has written about Cape Cod for more than forty years. He is the author of nine books of essays. A Cape Cod Notebook airs weekly on WCAI, the NPR station for Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and the South Coast. In both 2006 and 2013, the series won the New England Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Radio Writing.
 
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Audio Book Club
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Join Slate's critics for monthly discussions of new and important books. Read the book club selections and then listen in as our critics hold lively - and sometimes heated - debates about the works. Part of the Panoply Network.
 
Book of Mormon Central is designed and built by people who love the Book of Mormon. Our mission is to inspire greater knowledge of the Book of Mormon. We accomplish this mission in several ways:KnoWhys: Frequent short essays published on our website, and via memes, podcasts, and videos on social media.Archive: A comprehensive digital repository of resources relevant to the Book of Mormon.Interactive Text: A word by word explanation of the Book of Mormon text.Notes: A wiki platform that conte ...
 
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On the Wind Sailing
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‘On the Wind,’ is THE podcast about offshore sailing, where professional sailor & journalist Andy Schell interviews sailors from around the world to discover what inspires them in an effort to inspire you! Andy has interviewed everyone from legends like Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, to tech gurus like Nigel Calder, boat builders like Magnus Rassy (of Hallberg Rassy), inspirational family sailors like Totem, YouTube stars SV Delos & Andy's personal favorite, Arctic sailor and octogenarian Bob Shep ...
 
First published in 1894, this wonderful travelogue by a famed naturalist and conservationist still remains a book that delights and informs its readers. The Mountains of California by John Muir recounts the author's exploration of the Yosemite Valley, Mount Whitney, the famed sequoia forests and King's Canyon among other places of immense natural beauty. Written in his characteristic zestful style, with a deep understanding and respect for nature, the book is a treasure trove of geography, g ...
 
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Sarah Churchwell celebrates various leading men of the silver screen from the 1930s and 1940s.She says, "the truth is, I would have done five essays on Cary Grant, but my producer wouldn't let me... Grant embodied the unimaginable." He was also excellent at romantic comedy and drama, and this is now examined. Cherished even.Producer Duncan Minshull…
 
Melodie Corrigall is an eclectic Canadian writer whose work has appeared in Foliate Oak, Litro UK, Halfway Down the Stairs, Bethlehem Writers Roundtable, Corner Bar Magazine, Scarlet Leaf Review, Blue Lake Review, Subtle Fiction, Emerald Bolts and The Write Place at the Write Time (www.melodiecorrigall.com).…
 
A lot of employers will ask you to submit a cover letter with your application. Knowing the purpose of a cover letter will help you write one that will stand out!
 
Sari Botton, Catherine Cusick, Danielle Jackson and Dana Snitzky share what they've been reading and nominate stories for the Top 5 Longreads of the week.
 
The 19th century French photographer known as Nadar was quite an enterprising fellow. He started out as a sketch artist and once set some sort of record for the number of tiny sketches he could get on one page: 250 in all. Magnifying glasses in Paris must have sold out. But Nadar didn’t stop there. In time he became interested in traveling by h ...…
 
For the first time in 15 years, the number of freshman applicants for the UC system dropped. YR Media’s Chris Weldon explains why he’s not applying for a four‐year college. I’m a high school senior. This year, I’ve been getting many questions from my classmates and teachers about my post-high school plans. It’s like people expect this huge, det ...…
 
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Sarah Churchwell celebrates various leading men of the silver screen, from the 1930s and 1940s.Joel McCrea starred in westerns and crime capers and refused some movies if the characters did not possess moral fibre. So he turned down The Postman Always Rings Twice with Lana Turner. He said he wanted to be the regular guy who 'rode off into the s ...…
 
As Lincoln's birthday gives way to Presidents' Day, Fishko Files takes you back to the 1930s, when a remarkable partnership between culture and politics sought to inspire a population weakened by the Great Depression. Through movies, music, literature, and drama, America looked back to Lincoln. (Produced in 2017) Thomas Doherty is a cultural hi ...…
 
As Lincoln's birthday gives way to Presidents' Day, Fishko Files takes you back to the 1930s, when a remarkable partnership between culture and politics sought to inspire a population weakened by the Great Depression. Through movies, music, literature, and drama, America looked back to Lincoln. (Produced in 2017) Thomas Doherty is a cultural hi ...…
 
Last week, New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Democratic Senator Edward Markey introduced the Green New Deal, a non-binding resolution that would radically overhaul America's economy in the name of fighting global climate change. The resolution bundled together a variety of big-ticket progressive policy priorities, not all of ...…
 
Now that you learned when to use "very", take a listen to this podcast to learn when to use "really". ---- Follow Us Online Here: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: YouTube: Medium: Spotify:
 
You’re sitting across from me at the table. It’s our date night, something we don’t do often enough. This is what’s between us: Refinancing our mortgage, investing in the kids’ 529’s, our parents getting older, a bigger car, our work, fatigue, the next family vacation, time. We wonder loosely whether to go with the mushroom tortellini or the sh ...…
 
This week's episode of The Cycling Podcast tackles all the biggest stories from the world of professional cycling and features an exclusive interview with Mark Cavendish, who is seeking to return to his best after almost 18 months laid low with Epstein-Barr virus. In the first part, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe recap the week' ...…
 
Sarah Churchwell celebrates various leading men of the silver screen, from the 1930s and 1940s.Charles Boyer played killers and gigolos, conmen and psychopaths. He was good at romantic comedy and his Frenchness made him debonair and suave. But it was the voice that was the giveaway - 'deep and purring, with a heavy French accent'. It encouraged ...…
 
Be a Neo, not a Cypher. Special thanks to my Think Club patrons rexbenedictus, Itay Lutzky, Brad Camp, John Le Scone, Josh Henderson, Luis Perez, Kalaanidhi Ananda, Bob Balabuch, Josh Cornelius, Paul Guthrie, Rosey, R, John Buck, Erin Collins, Mac Kennon, Mark Bennett, Phalanx, Jesse Regnart and Duane Bentzen. Thank you so much for your continu ...…
 
As sex-ed conversations become more inclusive, educators need to remember: not everyone is interested in sexBy feedback@ami.ca (Accessible Media Inc).
 
The digital world is hyperconnected and completely unfiltered. That's exactly why it has become an indispensable resourceBy feedback@ami.ca (Accessible Media Inc).
 
Kaitlin Prest explores the messy intersections of relationships, intimacy and loveBy feedback@ami.ca (Accessible Media Inc).
 
These statistically-proven tips will increase your chances of choosing the right answer on multiple choice questions. ---- Follow Us Online Here: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: YouTube: Medium: Spotify:
 
“I had four caesareans, breast surgery, stomach surgery, back surgery and both knees replaced…” I heard this from behind a thin curtain at physical therapy. So much for HIPPA laws; the woman was a walking suture. I was on the next table over, icing my left foot. I truly believe that sometimes you are in the right place at the right time. And th ...…
 
Don’t give up on the English or history degree just yet. Ashley Miller says it may be the ticket to a job in the computer sciences. LinkedIn recently released their 2018 Emerging Jobs Report. Media responded with headlines like ‘AI skills Reign Supreme.’ This did not come as a surprise to me. As the Director of Innovation for a global managemen ...…
 
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