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"A pleasingly simple concept... one of the best things I've come upon in the last six months" (The Telegraph - 'Best Podcasts') 5 speakers, 15 minutes each. Script free and against a less-than-precise clock, some of the world's leading figures in the arts and sciences deliver talks about their enduring achievements, wildest moments or deepest passions. It's inspiring, informative, provoking, and above all, entertaining. Based in London but making forays to Sydney, New York and Milan, 5x15 ha ...
 
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In this special 5x15 podcast, Join George Monbiot, Franny Armstrong on their quest to restore our rivers to their rightful place - not only in the nation’s imagination - but also to make them clean, swimmable, a rich diverse home to fish, birds and animals. Franny and George will be discussing their innovative, "live documentary"- Rivercide- and fr…
 
This week, Gabrielle gets knocked into a nightmare. Join us as we discuss season five, episode fifteen of Xena Warrior Princess, "Married with Fishsticks." Email us at subtextandchakrams@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @subtextchakrams Catherine: @CMeushaw Ashley: @Outspokenly_Shy Lisa: @LisaBarnum Dez: @dez_omo…
 
This week, Xena and Gabrielle take Eve to receive her Right of Caste and they learn some Amazon History. Also, Selma Blair guest stars? Join us as we discuss season five, episode sixteen of Xena Warrior Princess, "Lifeblood." Email us at subtextandchakrams@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @subtextchakrams Catherine: @CMeushaw Ashley: @Outspokenly_Sh…
 
Stories in this episode: -The Man On The Walk & The Accident - Jessica (00:57). -A Very Close Call - SuzyBlue (14:29). -The Van And The Blue Ski Mask - Lauren (22:27). -The Missing Knife - J (32:11). -Untitled - Anonymous (44:22). Extended Patreon Content: -The Sweeper - Jaqueline aka August. -Sometimes Your Gut Tells You To Get Coffee - Stephanie.…
 
Kate Mosse joins interviewer Rosie Boycott to discuss An Extra Pair of Hands: A story of caring, ageing and everyday acts of love.Kate Mosse is an international bestselling novelist, playwright and nonfiction author with sales of more than eight million copies in 38 languages. Renowned for bringing unheard and under-heard histories to life, she is …
 
Best selling author and Oscar nominated documentary film maker Sebastian Junger discusses his new book Freedom with Jon Lee Anderson at 5x15.Throughout history, humans have been driven by the quest for two cherished ideals: community and freedom. The two don’t coexist easily. We value individuality and self-reliance yet are utterly dependent on com…
 
Stories in this episode: -Untitled - Helen (0:57). -Untitled - Helen (13:19). -Stepmonster - Avery (24:21). Extended Patreon Content: -Holiday Heightened Stalker - Mari Gracia. -Untitled - Arry. -From An Online Chat Room To My Workplace - Your Brush Awaits. All of the stories you've heard this week were narrated and produced with the permission of …
 
Human beings have relied on plants throughout our evolved history - to alter consciousness, to stimulate, to calm and to radically alter the way we see the world. For this unmissable 5x15 event, award-winning author, activist and journalist, Michael Pollan joins us to talk about his groundbreaking new book This Is Your Mind On Plants in conversatio…
 
Gillian Tett is editor-at-large at the Financial Times and bestselling author of Fool’s Gold. Now she’s returning to her early training to explain how anthropology can help us understand the corporate world. Join Gillian in conversation with undercover economist Tim Harford, author of How To Make the World Add Up, as they discuss Anthro-Vision.For …
 
Stories in this episode: -Untitled - Catie (1:16). -Untitled - Katie Cominsky (9:11). -I Was Almost Kidnapped - Lawless Haaoli (19:06). -Kidnapped and Carjacked - E (32:08). -Brush With Death - Jess Jorgenson (40:07). -Midnight Man - Adam Beacker (50:24). Extended Patreon Content: -Almost Murdered On My Wedding Night - Alive and Well. -I Figured Ou…
 
Lawrence Wright has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992. He is also an author, a screenwriter and a playwright. Wright has published twelve books, including The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda's Road to 9/11 (2006), which was translated into twenty-four languages and won the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction. In 2018, the book was adapted …
 
What can artists offer in response to climate change? The experience of the pandemic has shown us that a profound reimagining of many aspects of society are entirely possible. In what ways can we rethink our relationship to the environment? How can we effect change with our every action? Join us to hear from artists and thinkers delivering an urgen…
 
Stories in this episode: -The Man With The Curved Bill - Laura (0:57). -Untitled - Amanda (20:58). -Untitled - Michelle B (30:34). -Untitled - Opie (44:38). Extended Patreon Content: -Austin In The 90's - Michelle Mullet. -The Workman In The Backyard - Shay. -Mysterious Black Liquid - JM. -My LNM Story - Kristi. -Ever smoked a joint dried in nail p…
 
A quick update on Odd Trails, the exciting announcement of my new podcast network Cryptic County Podcasts, as well as the trailer for my new podcast The Disney Afternooncast! Lots of exciting things on the horizon! Check it all out at crypticcountypodcasts.com. See you guys this weekend for a brand new episode of Let's Not Meet: A True Horror Podca…
 
This week, Xena returns home and has to make a deal with Ares to save Eve from Athena and her army. Join us as we discuss season five, episode fourteen of Xena Warrior Princess, "Amphipolis Under Siege." Email us at subtextandchakrams@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @subtextchakrams Catherine: @CMeushaw Ashley: @Outspokenly_Shy Lisa: @LisaBarnum De…
 
Stories in this episode: -An Abandoned Dog Saved My Ass - BroffaloSoldier (2:24). -My Worst Intern - jaqenjayz (7:46). -Spooked by knife man - lil_swedish_lady (21:07). -Piggy Goin' Pee Pee - GonzoTheGood (29:56). -The neighbor I didn't know I had. - tomwesley4644 (36:25). -To the stalker who fabricated a relationship with me for a whole year - cas…
 
5x15 podcast with two leading environmentalists, who have helped us to understand the complex cycle of forest life and why it must be preserved before it's too late.World-renowned scientist Suzanne Simard is author of Finding the Mother Tree, a dazzling scientific detective story from the ecologist who first discovered the hidden language of trees.…
 
Stories in this episode: -The 100 Year Old Basement - Susan (0:56). -Untitled - Angie123 (5:20). -Untitled - Amrutha (9:22). -Creepy Stranger In The Darkness - Jane from Colorado (17:15). -Tex - Susan (23:49). -Untitled - Alba (34:10). -Dating Site and a Police Officer - Michelle (44:47). Extended Patreon Content: -Almost Break-In - Ella. -Creepy N…
 
Often beautiful, sometimes deadly, but constantly ingenious, plants are the source of life and delight, myth and mayhem.Jonathan Drori CBE is the author of the acclaimed Around the World in 80 Trees, which sold 120,000 copies worldwide, an Ambassador for the WWF, fellow of the Linnean Society and the Royal Geographical Society, and a former Trustee…
 
Stories in this episode: -Untitled - by Darla (1:22). -Russian Spy - by Heath M (16:17). -Psycho Grindr Stalker - by Anon (29:12). -The Creepy Man With The Van - by Song Warrior (45:23). Extended Patreon Content: -The Man with the Mannequin Legs - by Anon. -The Creepy Truck Driver - by Gena. -The Paperboy - by D.F. Brown. All of the stories you've …
 
Two leading classicists on the remarkable stories of the women of the ancient world and the injustice in how they are often understood today.Natalie Haynes is the author of six books. Most recently Pandora’s Jar: Women and the Greek Myths (2020) and A Thousand Ships, published by Pan Macmillan in 2019, which was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for…
 
Emma Dabiri is an Irish-Nigerian academic, activist, broadcaster and teaching fellow in the Africa department at SOAS and a Visual Sociology PhD researcher at Goldsmiths. Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD, is president emerita of Spelman College and author of several books, including the New York Times best-selling Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Togeth…
 
Stories in this episode: -Stalker Student - Debra (00:56). -Sliding Doors - Jude (19:43). -My Dog Almost Attacked My Stalker - Nikki (27:50). -Sometimes tips aren't the only things you get when delivering pizzas - thecloser1989 (48:02). All of the stories you've heard this week were narrated and produced with the permission of their respective auth…
 
This week, the followers of Poseidon, Artemis, and Apollo attempt to kill Eve, but all they manage to do is poison Joxer and inconvenience everybody. Join us as we discuss season five, episode thirteen of Xena Warrior Princess, "Eternal Bonds." Email us at subtextandchakrams@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @subtextchakrams Catherine: @CMeushaw Ashl…
 
Mona Eltahawy is a feminist author and award-winning commentator and public speaker. Her work has been published in The Guardian, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications around the world. She is frequent commentor on current affairs on the BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera and other media outlets, where her goal is always to disrupt patr…
 
Stories in this episode: -My encounter on a Hare Krishna farm - Iaintnotadpole (2:20). -The dirt road that almost took my life - Demonofz (12:01). -He Was Living In Our Crawlspace - scaredsprout (18:39). -Drenched in Blood - possiblyapigman (27:33). -He had plans for me - JennLegend3 (49:10). -Tape Recorder - NeonEmera (53:37). Don't forget to chec…
 
Stories in this episode: -A Squatter With A Box Cutter - London Fog (0:57). -The Masked Man - koolkatkari (17:14). -Guy With A Machete - Natasha (30:03). -Dear Santa - Maria A (40:34). -Bonus Story: My Own Smiling Man Who Happened to Love Scooby Doo - PistolPerfect (46:51). All of the stories you've heard this week were narrated and produced with t…
 
Timothy Garton Ash is the author of ten books of political writing or ‘history of the present’ which have charted the transformation of Europe over the last half century. He is Professor of European Studies in the University of Oxford, Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, S…
 
This week, a prophecy about the baby sends Zeus on a destructive spiral, Xena and Gabrielle get an unwanted visit, and their baby is finally born. Join us as we discuss season five, episode twelve of Xena Warrior Princess, "God Fearing Child." https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate Email us at subtextandchakrams@gmail.com Follow us on Twitte…
 
Stories in this episode: - The Pervert Who Stalked My Dad and I - Brandon M (1:05). - Look Behind You - Colleen Clark (17:34). - Creepy Uncle Jeff - Wild Bill Helium (27:35). - Why I Will Never Go Camping Again - Kit (39:06). All of the stories you've heard this week were narrated and produced with the permission of their respective authors. Let's …
 
Stories in this episode: -Creepy Coffee Guy and My Savior Dog - M (00:56). -Stranger Danger - Jennifer H (19:29). -The Man On The Path - Dean Cole (27:29). -Hotel Hell - Drew Ashley (36:29). All of the stories you've heard this week were narrated and produced with the permission of their respective authors. Let's Not Meet: A True Horror Podcast is …
 
Walter Isaacson, talks about his new book The Code Breaker. Walter is a professor of history at Tulane, has been the CEO of the Aspen Institute, where he is now a Distinguished Fellow, the chairman of CNN, and the editor of TIME magazine. He is a host of the show “Amanpour and Company” on PBS and CNN, a contributor to CNBC, and host of the podcast …
 
Dr Suzanne O’Sullivan has been a consultant in neurology since 2004, first working at the Royal London Hospital and now as a consultant in clinical neurophysiology and neurology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. She specializes in the investigation of complex epilepsy and also has an active interest in psychogenic disorders. …
 
This week, Gabrielle gets in some cold water with the God of Despair and spends most of the episode avoiding her wife. Join us and a special guest as we discuss season five, episode eleven of Xena Warrior Princess, "Punch Lines." https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate Email us at subtextandchakrams@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @subtextcha…
 
Stories in this episode: -Untitled - Anonymous (1:30). -My Dad's Girlfriend - Hannah (21:28). -Mr. Smith - Kay (35:35). -Don't Get Out Of The Car - Shelby L (44:08). Check out Cassidy and Amanda's podcast Drinking The Koolaid wherever you get your podcasts today! All of the stories you've heard this week were narrated and produced with the permissi…
 
Adam Grant is an organisational psychologist, TED speaker and leading expert on motivation, meaning and creativity. He was recognized as one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers and is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 5 books that have sold millions of copies and been translated into 35 languages: Give and Take, Origina…
 
Edmund de Waal is an internationally acclaimed artist and writer, best known for his large-scale installations of porcelain vessels, often created in response to collections and archives or the history of a particular place. His interventions have been made for diverse spaces and museums worldwide, including The British Museum, London, The Frick Co…
 
Stories in this episode: -I Never Spent The Night Alone In that House Again - Elin (0:57). -Don't Take The Scenic Route - anon (8:03). -Acquaintance From High School - Ashley Lynn (16:56). -The Time I Thought I Was Going To Die - Steph (27:44). -The Panera Bread Solicitor - Lauren (41:25). All of the stories you've heard this week were narrated and…
 
Join us to hear master story teller and theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli in conversation with Marcus du Sautoy - the Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University – as they discuss a revolutionary idea that transformed the whole of science and our very conception of the world.In his new book Helgoland, Ca…
 
This week, it's Battle of the Bands, Xena style when Terpsichore's golden lyre is found. Join us as we discuss season five, episode ten of Xena Warrior Princess, "Lyre, Lyre Hearts on Fire." https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate Email us at subtextandchakrams@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @subtextchakrams Catherine: @CMeushaw Ashley: @Out…
 
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