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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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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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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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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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Send us a Text Message. Preaching and Miracles in and around Capharnaum, Part 1: Cornelius the Centurion & Miraculous Cures Wrought by Jesus, His Reasons for Teaching In ParablesPeter
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Henry George’s Progress and Poverty was one of the best-selling books of the 19th century, and his ideas were taken up by by powerful figures as diverse as Sun Yat-sen, Leo Tolstoy, and Theodor Herzl. Yet, in the 21st century, George is often reduced to a footnote in the history of the Gilded Age. In Land and Liberty: Henry George and the Crafting …
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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 this episode of Where Are They Now? we delve into the life and career of 80's star Terence Trent D'Arby or as he is known today as Sananda Maitreya as we journey from his strict upbringing as a child in the church under the thumb of his step father who restricted what music he was aloud to listen to. We also discuss Terence's experience with bul…
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Send us a Text Message. From Feast of Tabernacles to Conversion of Magdalen, Part 11: Jesus Teaches in Gabara, Magdalen's First Conversion, The Mount of Instruction near GabaraPeter
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In Pure: The Sexual Revolutions of Marilyn Chambers (Headpress, 2024), Jared Stearns tells the untold story of the world's most famous X-rated star, who rose to fame as the face of Ivory Snow and the star of Behind the Green Door but struggled to find her true self in a world of sex, scandal, and shattered dreams. Marilyn Chambers was the embodimen…
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Infinite Dreams: The Life of Alan Vega (Backbeat, 2024) by Laura Davis-Chanin and Liz Lamere is the first biography on the life of Alan Vega, best known as the co-founder of the punk duo Suicide. In their exhaustive biography Davis-Chanin and Vega's wife of 30 years, Liz Lamere, start with Vega's early life and attempts at astrophysics in college, …
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Peter Bergamin’s, new book, The Making of the Israeli Far-Right: Abba Ahimeir and Zionist Ideology (I. B. Tauris, 2019), is an intellectual biography of one of the most important propagators of the Maximalist Revisionist stream in Zionism ideology. The book positions Ahimeir within the contexts of the Israeli right and the Zionist movement in gener…
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Send us a Text Message. From Feast of Tabernacles to Conversion of Magdalen, Part 10: Jesus Goes to Giskala the Birthplace of St. Paul & Cure of the Son of a Pagan OfficerPeter
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Alan McGowan delves into Franz Boas’s dual identity as both a scientist and a political activist, shedding light on how his work transcended academic boundaries to make a profound impact on society. In The Political Activism of Anthropologist Franz Boas, Citizen Scientist (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2024), McGowan provides a comprehensive overview o…
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Like many American boys, Tony Barnette yearned to one day make it to “The Show,” playing baseball professionally. The Arizona State pitcher was drafted in 2006 by the in-state Diamondbacks. Gradually ascending the minor-league ladder, it looked like this was the beginning of a blessed life, where he could play the game he loved on the grandest of s…
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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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Send us a Text Message. This is a full recitation of Our Lady's Rosary, complete with all four Mysteries and excerpts from the visions of Blessed Emmerich. For myself and others that participated in the first reading of the full set, we find that there is something truly special about the experience of spending all four Mysteries with the Holy Fami…
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Masud Khan (1924-1989), was an eminent and, ultimately, scandalous British psychoanalyst who trained and practised in London during an important period in the development of psychoanalysis. From August 1967 to March 1980, he wrote his 39 volume Work Books, a diary containing observations and reflections on his own life, the world of psychoanalysis,…
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With a focus on Robert Morrison, Protestant Missionaries in China: Robert Morrison and Early Sinology (U Notre Dame Press, 2024) evaluates the role of nineteenth-century British missionaries in the early development of the cross-cultural relationship between China and the English-speaking world. As one of the first generation of British Protestant …
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Robert Cochran’s Haunted Man's Report: Reading Charles Portis (U Arkansas Press, 2024) is a pioneering study of the novels and other writings of Arkansan Charles Portis (1933–2020), best known for the novel True Grit and its film adaptations. Hailed by one critic as “the author of classics on the order of a twentieth-century Mark Twain” and as Amer…
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The definitive illustrated book on "The Boss"-- Springsteen: Album by Album (Palazzo Editions, 2024) is now updated to celebrate Bruce Springsteen’s 75th birthday! Renowned for his passionate songwriting, galvanizing live shows, and political activism, Bruce Springsteen stands astride the rock 'n' roll stage like a colossus--and the iconic rocker s…
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In An Autobiography of Trauma: A Healing Journey (Park Street Press, 2024), renowned developer of Somatic Experiencing Peter A. Levine shares his personal journey to heal his own severe childhood trauma offering profound insights into the evolution of his innovative trauma healing method. Casting himself as a modern-day Chiron, the wounded healer o…
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The First Last Man: Mary Shelley and the Postapocalyptic Imagination (U Pennsylvania Press, 2024) is the concluding text in political theorist Eileen M. Hunt’s trilogy of books focusing on the work of Mary Shelley. All three books have been published by the University of Pennsylvania Press, and they weave together Shelley’s novels (Frankenstein, 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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Send us a Text Message. From Feast of Tabernacles to Conversion of Magdalen. , Part 9: Jesus in Abez and Dabereth on Thabor & Saul and the Witch of Endor & The Pagan Cyrinus of CyprusPeter
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In The Radical Isaac: I. L. Peretz and the Rise of Jewish Socialism (SUNY Press, 2023), Adi Mahalel presents Yiddish and Hebrew writer I. L. Peretz (1852–1915) in a new radical light we've never seen him in before. Conceived in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the 2011/12 Occupy Wall Street movement and social protests in Israel/Palestine, an…
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Melancholy Wedgwood (MIT Press, 2024) is an experimental biography of the ceramics entrepreneur Josiah Wedgwood that reveals the tenuous relationship of eighteenth-century England to late-capitalist modernity. It traces the multiple strands in the life of the ceramic entrepreneur Josiah Wedgwood (1730–1795) to propose an alternative view of eightee…
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The U.S. Senate is so sharply polarized along partisan and ideological lines today that it's easy to believe it was always this way. But in the turbulent 1960s, even as battles over civil rights and the war in Vietnam dominated American politics, bipartisanship often prevailed. One key reason: two remarkable leaders who remain giants of the Senate-…
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Professor David Bonagura, theologian and Latinist, has translated and edited seven of St. Jerome’s letters dealing with death and mourning. This doctor of the church consoles his friends in first centuries of Christendom, describing death as sleep, and dying as our journey back home to God. And though the Mediterranean is big and fourth-century tra…
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Rabbi Yehonatan Eybeshitz was one of the greatest rabbis of the eighteenth century. Even as a child, he was renowned as one of the rare geniuses of his time. Among the most revered Torah scholars of the last 300 years, Rabbi Eybeshitz was also a prolific writer, preacher, and Kabbalah master. His innumerable writings cover all areas of Jewish Learn…
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Today’s book is: The Translator’s Daughter: A Memoir (Mad Creek Books, 2024), by Grace Loh Prasad, which is a unique immigration story about the loneliness of living in a diaspora, the search for belonging, and the meaning of home. Born in Taiwan, Grace Loh Prasad was two years old when the threat of political persecution under Chiang Kai-shek’s di…
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Xuanzang (600/602–664) was one of the most accomplished and consequential monks in the history of East Asian Buddhism. Celebrated for his sixteen-year pilgrimage from China to India, his transmission and translation of hundreds of Buddhist texts, and his training of a generation of masters in China, Korea, and Japan, Xuanzang’s life and legacy are …
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In December 1937, Bernhard Sindberg arrives at a cement factory outside of Nanjing. He’s one of just two foreigners, and he gets there just weeks before the Japanese invade and commit the now infamous atrocities in the Chinese city. As the writer Peter Harmsen notes, Bernhard’s background isn’t particularly compelling: He’s bounced from job to job,…
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In the second volume of The Weight of Words Series, In Fielding's Wake (St. Augustine's Press, 2022), Jeremy Black continues his efforts to present and preserve Britain's literary genius. Its intelligence and enduring influence is in large part reliant on the underlining conservatism that has motivated authors such as Agatha Christie (Black's earli…
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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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Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994), the Lubavitcher Rebbe, took an insular Chasidic group that was almost decimated by the Holocaust and transformed it into one of the most influential and controversial forces in world Jewry. Join us as we speak with Rabbi Chaim Miller about his biography of the Rebbe, Turning Judaism Outward (Kol Menache…
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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 Master Lovers: A Twisted Puzzle of Love and Fascism (Outpost 19, 2023) author David Winner examines the complications of learning about the completex lives of family after they've passed. While clearing out his great aunt's midtown apartment after her death, Winner discovered artifacts of her storied existence: notes from opera stars, love lette…
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In 1867, John Muir set out on foot to explore the botanical wonders of the South, keeping a detailed journal of his adventures as he traipsed from Kentucky southward to Florida. One hundred and fifty years later, on a similar whim, veteran Atlanta reporter Dan Chapman, distressed by sprawl-driven environmental ills in a region he loves, recreated M…
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Holes splices forms of fiction and nonfiction. The narrator, a researcher of limits at an unidentified university, figures her entanglement with an unobtainable love object as the descent into a black hole. Everything she reads seems to shed light on the non-events that comprise their relationship, and study collapses into life as she struggles to …
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Roger Scruton was one of the outstanding British philosophers of the post-war years. Why then was he at best ignored and at worst reviled? In Roger Scruton: The Philosopher on Dover Beach (Bloomsbury, 2024), Mark Dooley brilliantly illuminates Scruton's life and offers careful analysis of his work. Considering how Scruton's conservative instinct wa…
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Gendered Publics: Chandraprava Saikiani and the Mahila Samiti in Colonial Assam (Oxford UP, 2024) is a first-of-its-kind comprehensive appraisal of the relatively unexplored but highly impactful women’s associations, the Assam Mahila Samiti (1926 cont.) which led one of the most remarkable women’s movements in colonial India; Sucheta Kripalani prai…
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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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Herman J. (1897–1953) and Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909–1993) wrote, produced, and directed over 150 pictures. With Orson Welles, Herman wrote the screenplay for Citizen Kane and shared the picture’s only Academy Award. Joe earned the second pair of his four Oscars for writing and directing All About Eve, which also won Best Picture. In The Brothers M…
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Britain is a nation of gardeners; the suburban garden, with its roses and privet hedges, is widely admired and copied across the world. But it is little understood how millions across the nation developed an obsession with their colourful plots of land. Behind the Privet Hedge: Richard Sudell, the Suburban Garden and the Beautification of Britain (…
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The woman behind some of the most important authors of the 20th century—including Julia Child, Anne Frank, Edna Lewis, John Updike, and Sylvia Plath—finally gets her due in this colorful biography of legendary editor Judith Jones. When Judith Jones began working at Doubleday’s Paris office in 1949, the twenty-five-year-old spent most of her time wa…
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