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News in Slow Spanish is a podcast for those who already possess a basic vocabulary and some knowledge of Spanish grammar. Your host are native Spanish speaker from Spain. In our program we discuss the world news, grammar, and expressions, and much more in simplified Spanish at a slow pace so that you can understand almost every word and sentence. Learn real Spanish with us! In our course we emphasize all aspects of language learning from listening comprehension, rapid vocabulary expansion, e ...
 
News in Slow German is a podcast for those who already possess a basic vocabulary and some knowledge of German grammar. Your hosts are native German speaker from Germany. In our program we discuss the world news, grammar, and expressions, and much more in simplified Spanish at a slow pace so that you can understand almost every word and sentence. Learn real Spanish with us! In our course we emphasize all aspects of language learning from listening comprehension, rapid vocabulary expansion, e ...
 
Don’t work harder, work smarter: how to study effectively and get the grades of your dreams with winning review strategies, killer memory techniques and exam preparation tips you won’t hear anywhere else. Join Cambridge educated psychologist, study techniques researcher, coach and tutor William Wadsworth as we dive into the secrets of academic success.Looking for the grades of your dreams? Want to know the real secrets to preparing for and taking exams? Through a powerful combination of rich ...
 
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The annual Buddhist festival of Wesak celebrates the birth of Shakyamuni Buddha. The ceremony takes inspiration from the Buddha's mythological birth story, and I describe a version of the ceremony and share some chanting from it. Then I discuss the way Wesak helps awaken our gratitude for the Dharma, for teachers, and for all of those beings who ha…
 
Plastic: An Autobiography (Nightboat Books, 2021) explores how technology, sprung from desire, draws all beings into its net, and asks how to live justly within its grasp. In Plastic: An Autobiography, Allison Cobb’s obsession with a large plastic car part leads her to explore the violence of our consume-and-dispose culture, including her own life …
 
Though poverty and vagrancy as social phenomena greatly preoccupied authorities of Colonial Mexico, the social and individual lives of vagabonds and strangers of Spanish American early modernity remain elusive to the historian. In his new book, Fugitive Freedom: The Improbable Lives of Two Impostors in Late Colonial Mexico (University of California…
 
In this week's episode we talk about what happens in our brains when we're immersed in fictional shows. We also discuss the 10 year anniversary of Game of Thrones and that Sam thinks she's Bella Swan. Game of Thrones Study Follow the podcast: IG: @ARecentStudyPod Twitter: @ARecentStudyPod Follow Robert: IG: @RobertBarbosa03 Twitter: @RobertBarbosa0…
 
What happens when scholars take seriously the human-focused study of religious practices? How might we study “sacred texts” while acknowledging that they are also human artifacts? Dr. Willi Braun, Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta, joins Andie Alexander to discuss his recent book Jesus and Addiction to Origins: Toward and Anthropocent…
 
In this episode we talk with Patton Burchett about his latest book A Genealogy of Devotion: Bhakti, Tantra, Yoga, and Sufism in North India (2019, Columbia University Press) and his upcoming course, YS 115 | A History of Yoga and Devotion. Patton tells Seth about the teachers who inspired his studies, and how academics confuse the social and intera…
 
Why it’s fine to falter and fail, and how to pick yourself up again. With smash-hit Blank podcast host & author, Giles Paley-Phillips, who knows more than most about failing and faltering, having interviewed over 100 celebs on their experiences with “blank moments”, from Stephen Fry to Dame Kelly Holmes, Dawn French to Gary Linekar. “Blank” - the b…
 
This surprisingly reverent softcore porn with Christian themes presents three erotic, avant-garde vignettes based on Bible stories. Director Wakefield Poole, known for his hardcore gay sex films that did well at box offices during the heyday of big budget sex films in the early 1970s, tried to appeal to a more mainstream midnight movie audience wit…
 
Does your experience in mass on Sunday have an impact on your week? Today, Jeff explains the difference between Kronos and Kairos time, and how we can take the moments of mass and carry them into the rest of our week. Snippet from the Show “Sacred time transforms secular time.” Email us with comments or questions at tjcs@ascensionpress.com Text “je…
 
Expert layman Matt Goodwin (@TheCorkedMatt) and fake baseball economist Alexander Chase (@chase_rate) chat about the beginning of the season, small sample sizes, how to react appropriately without over or under-doing it, 7 inning doubleheaders and the new ball's new exit velocities. note: episodes are recorded on Mondays or Tuesdays prior to Friday…
 
Dr. J. M. White’s new book, Unity in Faith?: Edinoverie, Russian Orthodoxy, and Old Belief, 1800-1918 (Indiana University Press, 2020) discusses the Russian Orthodox/Old Believer schism. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the Russian government decided, largely for reasons of state, to bring the schismatic Old Believers back into the Orthod…
 
The western travel narrative genre has a history long tied to voyeurism and conquest. A way to see the world—and its many unique people and places—through the eyes of mostly white and male travelers. In an increasingly globalized world, many writers are beginning to raise questions about the ethics of travel writing and its tropes, especially the w…
 
The rapid gentrification of Black and brown neighborhoods in urban areas by predominantly upper-class white and other white-adjacent peoples is largely facilitated by urban redevelopment and revitalization projects. These projects often usher in aesthetics that seek to attract those understood as desirable populations. But what happens when the aes…
 
For the next five weeks, SSEAC Stories will be hosting a mini-series of podcasts on research partnerships in Southeast Asia. In the context of COVID-19, it has become clear that working in partnership is a critical part of being able to do research in Southeast Asia. Through interviews with University of Sydney academics working across all discipli…
 
Mehmet the Conqueror shook Europe to its foundations when he captured Constantinople in 1453 and, over the next decades, the Ottoman sultan continued his westward advance through the Balkans and the Mediterranean. But one Albanian fortress became an “unexpected bone in Mehmed’s throat” (xviii). David Hosaflook’s The Siege of Shkodra is the first En…
 
What does it mean to “bless” the Lord? How does David bless the Lord in Psalm 103? With ALL that is within me. By remembering personal benefits: Forgives all our iniquity Heals all your diseases Redeems your life from the pit Crowns you with steadfast love and mercy Satisfies you with good By remembering community benefits: Justice Revelation Coven…
 
What is the power and significance of mindfulness and similar practices in conflict zones and conflict situations? Does a person need to challenge the norms and authority of the society and the attachment to nationality in order to seriously meditate? Is it possible to teach meditation and still encourage young people to serve in the military? What…
 
The Parasha (Story) of Tazria & Metsora are the 4th & 5th Parashot of the Book of Leviticus –The Journey for Clarity and finding one's calling in life. These Parashot is focusing on controlling one's destiny via the cleansing of the thought. What is the message of VaYikra for all of us in the opening of a new era that is marked by the Corona Virus …
 
A man sows what he reaps. As Paul wrapped up his letter to the Galatians, this was his emphasis. The things that you do and the things that you say will produce some sort of harvest – the question is, what kind will it be? Are you sowing good seeds, or are you sowing the spiritual equivalent of “gummy bears” that won’t last the test of time? Click …
 
Listen as Pastor Chase Durham kicks off a brand new series, entitled Whatever It Takes to Get the Job Done. Chase looks at Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and asks the question: Are you willing to do Whatever It Takes for the Gospel within your family? It starts with your Heart. Then, you are to impress the Truth on your spouse, children, Grand grandchildren. Be…
 
Vengeance and Retribution Are Mine: Community, the Holocaust, and Abba Kovner's Avengers (Pardes, 2019) is a book by Israeli historian Dina Porat on Nakam, a small group of Holocaust survivors led by Abba Kovner which sought violent revenge against Germans. She chose the title to express her belief that humans should leave revenge for God. It was f…
 
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