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In this episode, Alec Soth reads “Of Modern Poetry” by Wallace Stevens. Soth is a photographer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has published over twenty-five books and has been called a “living legend” and “one of the most important photographers working today” by the Washington Post. Soth’s recent photo book, I Know How Furiously Your Heart is…
 
Our feature story was written in 1921 and published in Weird Tales magazine in April 1926. In this story a human like creature has been living in a dark castle his whole life and seeks light and other humans like he has read about. His perilous escape from the castle, frees him into the real world he has never seen before and the results are horrif…
 
The story on this episode is scary in that a man discovers a way to make guns fire remotely and goes on a terror destroying anything containing gun powder. Murders people with their own guns. Seeking revenge for a life of misery he blows up Ships and Forts and much more. Could this happen with todays technology ? About 45 minutes. Originally publis…
 
In this episode, Sheryl Paul reads from “Song of Myself” by Walt Whitman. Paul is a counselor working in the tradition of Jungian depth psychology. She runs the popular blog and website, Conscious Transitions, and is the author, most recently, of The Wisdom of Anxiety: How Worry & Intrusive Thoughts Are Gifts to Help You Heal. Paul writes of anxiet…
 
In this episode, Jennifer Crandall reads “Keeping Things Whole” by Mark Strand. Crandall is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. She is the creator, most recently, of Whitman, Alabama – a must-watch web series in which Alabama residents recite passages from Walt Whitman’s poem, “Song of Myself.” Crandall has described the project as “an experime…
 
In this episode, Robert Alter reads from his translation of the Song of Songs. Alter is a literary critic and translator based at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2018, he published a landmark, one-man translation of the entire Hebrew Bible – the culmination of over two decades of scholarship. The Song of Songs – sometimes referred to as …
 
This is a story of loneliness and despair, and a woman who doesn’t exist and a portrait of her. A man sees a lovely woman who disappears and no-one else had seen her. He sees her again and she disappears again and he can’t get her out of his mind, and finds a portrait of her. The main character goes through many tribulations. Have you ever experien…
 
In this episode, Enrique Martínez Celaya reads “Elegy for Ramón Sijé” by Miguel Hernández. Martínez Celaya is a world-renowned painter, sculptor, and the author of On Art & Mindfulness, among other books. He lives and works in Los Angeles. Miguel Hernández (1910-1942) was an early 20th-century Spanish poet. The elegy featured in this episode was wr…
 
In this episode, composer Libby Larsen reads “Wolf Song in Los Angeles” by Bill Holm. Larsen is one of the most prolific and most performed living American composers. Bill Holm (1943 – 2009) was a poet and essayist who lived in western Minnesota. Throughout the episode, you’ll hear excerpts from Larsen’s musical setting of “Wolf Song in Los Angeles…
 
In this episode, On Being Project founder and CEO Krista Tippett reads “God speaks to each of us as he makes us” by Rainer Maria Rilke. She shares how the poem gave her courage and resolve during the creation of her public radio show, Speaking of Faith, in 2003. In the years since, Speaking of Faith has grown and evolved into The On Being Project, …
 
In this episode, U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar reads “Conversations about home (at the deportation centre)” by Warsan Shire and reflects on the many meanings of home. On November 6, 2018, Omar became the first Somali American, and one of the first two Muslim women elected to U.S. Congress. She represents Minnesota’s 5th congressional district. Thi…
 
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