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A Life in Biography

Carl Rollyson

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Talks and interviews about the life of biography as experienced by a biographer over forty years and fourteen biographies, dealing with subjects ranging from Sylvia Plath to William Faulkner, Marilyn Monroe to Susan Sontag, and much more.
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If you'd like to learn more about Blessed Emmerich - New website being built here: https://annecatherineemmerich.org/. All four Mysteries of the Rosary are available in Parts 57 through 60. Audio recordings improve substantively with Visions Part 8 - hang in there! This podcast series focuses on readings from some of the published works of the visions of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich. Among other fruits, her visions were a heavy contributor to Mel Gibson's the Passion of the Christ and led ...
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Lyrics Of Their Life is a Music Biography and Documentary style podcast that explores the extraordinary lives, lived by those that wrote or performed the songs we know & love. Come on a journey with your host Adam Hampton as we take an in depth look through these musicians lives from their birth to the current day, or in some cases their death. Here you'll find complete biographies on legendary musicians such as Freddie Mercury, Stevie Nicks, Kurt Cobain, AC/DC, Prince, Tracy Chapman & Slash ...
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American Biography

Thomas Daly

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American biography is a podcast that looks at American history by examining the lives of important, if less discussed, Americans who have exerted great influence upon the nation's development. It's the American story told through American's stories. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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LearnOutLoud's Biography Podcast

LearnOutLoud.com

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LearnOutLoud's Biography Podcast will explore the lives of notable people throughout history. Whether it be World Leaders, Political activists, spiritual luminaries, great artists or every day people, this podcast will be a showcase for their story.
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Wisuru‘s Biography Podcast

Madhushan Muthukumaraguruparan

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Listen to this biography podcast to find out how people with disadvantages overcame their struggles and became world-famous. From Charlie Chaplin to Abraham Lincoln, Helen Keller to Marie Curie, most famous people were at a place where you are now - ground zero. Yet, they fought hard and accomplished unfathomable deeds. Listen to this podcast and find out how they did it.
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كلنا عنّا قصتنا، ومشوارنا، واحداث صارت معنا، كانت أساسية بتشكيل مين احنا، وين كنا، ووين صرنا ... سيرة كتير ذاتية من انتاج راديو حنين في هولندا، وهي سلسلة من المقابلات ، مع اشخاص عاديين، بس مش عاديين، بيحكوا قصتهم ومشوارهم والأحداث يللي صارت معهم، ليشاركونا تجاربهم ... We all have our stories, our journeys, and events that transformed our lives. They were essential in shaping who we are, where we were, and what we’ve become. A series of interviews, with ordinary, yet extra-ordinary people, te ...
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Automatic Biography: Queasy Memoirs is a serialised reading of a novel by one, David Goodchild. The following signal was intercepted and decoded by a satellite put into orbit by the Japanese cat food conglomerate Pusigut 25. The message warped, snarled and exploded out of the cylinders and into the wet brain of a young man working on a waste incineration plant in North London. Through his hands, this message reached textual climax. Here it is. Visit us at http://automaticbiography.com
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The Guru of Gurus - Audio Biography

Gurudev: The Guru of Gurus

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Most biographies are stories about the lives of great men and women meant to inspire us to achieve our goals. This biography is a little different. It is without a doubt the story of one man’s extraordinary life but is also a conduit for the messages he curated throughout his life. For his life is his message. So, as you listen to this audio biography, try to hear between the lines for the messages meant for you to follow and practice. This might turn out to be a mind bending, life-altering ...
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Popography (pop culture + biography) is a podcast born out of my interest in the relationship between our identities and the pop culture we love. Each episode features a conversation with someone I find inspiring, and I hope you'll feel the same. We'll discuss how music, television shows, movies, art pieces, and other media shape our personal journeys and professional development. So join me for these stories and let's learn how to appreciate and exchange passions.
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Taylor Swift - Audio Biography

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An audio biography dedicated to chronicling the life and times of Taylor Swift. Untangle the Threads: Dive into Taylor Swift's Journey in the Taylor Swift Audio BiographyFrom country darling to global pop icon, Taylor Swift's story is one of resilience, reinvention, and chart-topping anthems. Unravel the tapestry of her life and career in the captivating Taylor Swift Audio Biography podcast.Go beyond the headlines and delve into: The formative years: Explore Swift's early Nashville days, son ...
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Prepping you for my upcoming release of my biography called you have cancer coming out in March 2019! Author,singer,artist poet,Welcome to bitterhoney radio where I keep it real. A 27 year old diagnosed with brain cancer at the tender state of budding excitement adventure and vitality. And totally bed ridden for 3 years at 32 totally incapable of doing anything for myself for 3 years but rising above a 6 month death prognosis to being a inspiration to the world of triumph over defeat and ris ...
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Biography of Shaykh Muqbil

al-Masjid al-Awwal (1MM)

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A series of lectures detailing the life, works, struggle, and call of the late scholar of Yemen, Shaykh Muqbil ibn Haadee al-Waadi'ee, may Allaah have Mercy on him, as presented by an American student of the shaykh, Ustadh Abul-Hasan Malik Akhdar. This series of lectures was held at Masjid al-Awwal in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA) on 1438.01.14 and 1438.01.15, which corresponds to October 14 and 15, 2016.
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Biography of a Grizzly

Ernest Thompson Seton

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"The life of a wild animal always has a tragic end," as Ernest Thompson Seton said. This is the story of Metitsi Wahb, born a playful cub, orphaned young by the murder of his mother, his brothers and sister, raising himself surrounded by enemies, and growing to the fiercest creature anywhere in his vast range -- though showing himself a gentleman in the Yellowstone National Park. And finally, he is laid low by a smaller, more cunning enemy, and defeated in the end by age and injury. "The lif ...
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In December 1937, the Chinese capital, Nanjing, falls and the Japanese army unleash an orgy of torture, murder, and rape. Over the course of six weeks, hundreds of thousands of civilians and prisoners of war are killed. At the very onset of the atrocities, the Danish supervisor at a cement plant just outside the city, 26-year-old Bernhard Arp Sindb…
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Welcome to our podcast where we discuss and deliberate over memoirs and biographies found in thrift shops. This is a great way to do things as we are not choosing who to read about. We may not be fans of the person, we may never have heard of the person and we never know who we are going to find next... There are only 2 rules to this podcast. The b…
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We're back with Part 2/3 of the Luke Combs story as Luke begins his rise to fame on the Nashville country music scene as his debut single Hurricane and the album This One's For You help take Luke from wannabe country star to the top as he breaks countless records along the way, scores number 1 hit records and cements his place as a member of the Gr…
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Mary Woodard Lasker had a singular goal: saving lives by increasing medical research. Together with her husband, advertising genius Albert, they created the Lasker Foundation, bestowing the Lasker Awards. Known as the "American Nobels," these became the most prestigious research awards in America. The Laskers' next step was transforming the sleepy …
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Sir Stanley Wells is one of the world's greatest authorities on William Shakespeare. Here he brings a lifetime of learning and reflection to bear on some of the most tantalising questions about the poet and dramatist that there are. How did he think, feel, and work? What were his relationships like? What did he believe about death? What made him la…
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Neema Avashia is the daughter of Indian immigrants and was born and raised in southern West Virginia. She has been an educator and activist in the Boston Public Schools since 2003 and was named a City of Boston Educator of the Year in 2013. Her first book, Another Appalachia: Coming Up Queer and Indian in a Mountain Place, was published by West Vir…
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Welcome to our podcast where we discuss and deliberate over memoirs and biographies found in thrift shops. This is a great way to do things as we are not choosing who to read about. We may not be fans of the person, we may never have heard of the person and we never know who we are going to find next... There are only 2 rules to this podcast. The b…
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The remarkable story of a couple who came together during the civil rights movement and made fighting for equality and civil and workers' rights their purpose for more than sixty years, overcoming adversity--with the strength of their love and commitment--to bring about meaningful change, When Velma Murphy was knocked unconscious by a brick thrown …
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Today’s book is: Whiskey Tender: A Memoir (Harper, 2024), by Deborah Jackson Taffa, who was raised to believe that some sacrifices were necessary to achieve a better life. Her grandparents—citizens of the Quechan (Yuma) Nation and Laguna Pueblo tribe—were sent to Indian boarding schools run by white missionaries, while her parents were encouraged t…
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Today I talked to Josh Fernandez about his new memoir The Hands That Crafted the Bomb: The Making of a Lifelong Antifascist (PM Press, 2024). Josh Fernandez is a community college professor in Northern California who finds himself under investigation for “soliciting students for potentially dangerous activities” after starting an antifascist club o…
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Welcome to our podcast where we discuss and deliberate over memoirs and biographies found in thrift shops. This is a great way to do things as we are not choosing who to read about. We may not be fans of the person, we may never have heard of the person and we never know who we are going to find next... There are only 2 rules to this podcast. The b…
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In Martin Buber: A Life of Faith and Dissent (Yale University Press, 2019), Paul Mendes-Flohr, professor emeritus at the University of Chicago Divinity School and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, paints a detailed and compelling portrait of one of the twentieth century's most versatile and influential thinkers. Tracing Buber's personal and intel…
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It is hard to overestimate the influence of John Rawls on political philosophy and theory over the last half-century. His books have sold millions of copies worldwide, and he is one of the few philosophers whose work is known in the corridors of power as well as in the halls of academe. Rawls is most famous for the development of his view of “justi…
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It’s perhaps one of history’s funny accidents that relations between the U.S. and Russia were changed not by one, but two, George Kennans. Decades before George F. Kennan wrote his famous Long Telegram that set the tone for the Cold War, his predecessor was exploring Russia’s Far East on a quest to investigate the then-Russian Empire’s practice of …
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The definitive biography of the creator of 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, and A Clockwork Orange, presenting the most in-depth portrait yet of the groundbreaking filmmaker. The enigmatic and elusive filmmaker Stanley Kubrick has not been treated to a full-length biography in over twenty years. Kubrick: An Odyssey (Pegasus Books, 2024) fills th…
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Welcome to our podcast where we discuss and deliberate over memoirs and biographies found in thrift shops. This is a great way to do things as we are not choosing who to read about. We may not be fans of the person, we may never have heard of the person and we never know who we are going to find next... There are only 2 rules to this podcast. The b…
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A controversial character largely known (as depicted in the movie Glory) as a Union colonel who led Black soldiers in the Civil War, James Montgomery (1814-71) waged a far more personal and radical war against slavery than popular history suggests. It is the true story of this militant abolitionist that Todd Mildfelt and David D. Schafer tell in Ab…
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An authoritative biography of the controversial Confederate general, who later embraced Reconstruction and became an outcast in the South. It was the most remarkable political about-face in American history. During the Civil War, General James Longstreet fought tenaciously for the Confederacy. He was alongside Lee at Gettysburg (and counseled him n…
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Francis O’Neill (1848–1936) was a Chicago police officer and a folk music collector. Michael O’Malley connects these two seemingly unrelated activities in his biography of O’Neill, The Beat Cop: Chicago’s Chief O’Neill and the Creation of Irish Music (University of Chicago Press, 2022). Born in Ireland in 1848, O’Neill emigrated to the United State…
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Jesus Teaching in Genesareth & Banks of Jordan: Parts 9 & 10: Jesus Cures Peter's Mother-in-Law, Peters Great Humility & Jesus at the Baths of Bethulia and in JetebathaPeter
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Welcome to our podcast where we discuss and deliberate over memoirs and biographies found in thrift shops. This is a great way to do things as we are not choosing who to read about. We may not be fans of the person, we may never have heard of the person and we never know who we are going to find next... There are only 2 rules to this podcast. The b…
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Jesus Teaching in Genesareth & Banks of Jordan: Parts 7 & 8: Jesus in Peters House, Measures taken by the Pharisees, Cures & Jesus Teaches and Cures in CapharnaumPeter
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In the summer of 2022, the little-known leader of a small union became a ‘working-class hero’. Facing down media pundits who thought they could walk all over him, he offered a robust critique of the government and provided workers with an authentic voice. At a time when the Labour Party was unable to articulate a credible alternative to the Tories,…
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For decades scholars have pored over Hitler's autobiographical journey/political treatise, debating if Mein Kampf has genocidal overtones and arguably led to the Holocaust. For the first time, Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ and the Holocaust: A Prelude to Genocide (Bloomsbury, 2022) sees celebrated international scholars analyse the book from various angles…
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Welcome to our podcast where we discuss and deliberate over memoirs and biographies found in thrift shops. This is a great way to do things as we are not choosing who to read about. We may not be fans of the person, we may never have heard of the person and we never know who we are going to find next... There are only 2 rules to this podcast. The b…
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Jana Byars speaks with Catherine Powell-Warren about Gender and Self-Fashioning at the Intersection of Art and Science: Agnes Block, Botany, and Networks in the Dutch 17th Century (Amsterdam University Press, 2024). The conversation begins by examining the ways modern scholars are radically changing our understanding of the position of early modern…
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Kondo the Barbarian: A Japanese Adventurer and Indigenous Taiwan's Bloodiest Uprising (Eastbridge Books, 2023) is a gripping and revealing account of the colonial Japanese era in Taiwan, focusing on the Musha Rebellion and its brutal suppression by the Japanese military. The book presents the translated account of Kondō Katsusaburō, a Japanese adve…
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Al Christie: Hollywood’s Forgotten Film Pioneer by Mark Kearney. A wide ranging discussion of a pioneer Hollywood filmmaker, how to write his biography, and what implications there are for biographers of film figures.
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The Roman singer, courtesan, and writer Margherita Costa won prominence and fame across the courts of Italy and France during the mid-seventeenth century. She secured a steady stream of elite patrons – including popes, queens, grand dukes, and influential cardinals – while male poets and librettists wrote celebratory poetry on her behalf. In additi…
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Since Simon Shuster's November 2023 Time cover story ("Nobody believes in our victory like I do - Nobody"), anyone with an interest in the war in Ukraine has been waiting for his fly-on-the-wall study of command. Finally, The Showman: The Inside Story of the Invasion That Shook the World and Made a Leader of Volodymyr Zelensky (William Morrow, 2024…
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Today we are going to explore a peculiar volume in the history of Yiddish literature, the Yiddish translation of the Christian bible written by Khaim Yekhiel, “Henry,” Einspruch, titled Der Bris Ḥadoshe, first published in Baltimore in 1941. The saga of Einspruch’s translation of the Christian bible is the subject of a new Yiddish drama, “The Gospe…
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Welcome to our podcast where we discuss and deliberate over memoirs and biographies found in thrift shops. This is a great way to do things as we are not choosing who to read about. We may not be fans of the person, we may never have heard of the person and we never know who we are going to find next... There are only 2 rules to this podcast. The b…
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Once upon a time, if you wanted to know if a movie was worth seeing, you didn’t check out Rotten Tomatoes or IMDB. You asked whether Siskel & Ebert had given it “two thumbs up.” On a cold Saturday afternoon in 1975, two men (who had known each other for eight years before they’d ever exchanged a word) met for lunch in a Chicago pub. Gene Siskel was…
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In Assad: The Triumph of Tyranny (Picador, 2023), Con Coughlin, veteran commentator on war in the Middle East and author of Saddam: The Secret Life, examines how a mild-mannered ophthalmic surgeon has transformed himself into the tyrannical ruler of a once flourishing country. Until the Arab Spring of 2011, the world’s view of Bashar al-Assad was l…
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In the oceans of ink devoted to the monumental movie star/businesswoman/political activist Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor (1932-2011), her beauty and not-so-private life frequently overshadowed her movies. While she knew how to generate publicity like no other, her personal life is set aside in this volume in favor of her professional oeuvre and unique …
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Focusing on the didactic nature of the work of Reinaldo Arenas, The Dissidence of Reinaldo Arenas: Queering Literature, Politics, and the Activist Curriculum (U Florida Press, 2022) demonstrates the Cuban writer’s influence as public pedagogue, mentor, and social activist whose teaching on resistance to normative ideologies resonates in societies p…
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