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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.
 
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 ...
 
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 through these musicians lives in chronological order, in the most complete biographies you'll find on legendary musicians such as Freddie Mercury, Stevie Nicks, Kurt Cobain, Prince, Tracy Chapman & Slash. Modern day stars like Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran, P!nk and Robbie Williams ...
 
American biography is a podcast that looks at American history by following the course of human events and 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 Americans' stories. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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.
 
From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia Naomi Osaka (大坂 なおみ, Ōsaka Naomi, Japanese pronunciation: [oːsaka naomi], born October 16, 1997) is a Japanese professional tennis player. She has been ranked No. 1 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and is the first Asian player to hold the top ranking in singles. She is a four-time Grand Slam singles champion, and is the reigning champion at the US Open and the Australian Open. Her seven titles on the WTA Tour also include two at the Premier Mandat ...
 
In writing this ponderous tome, the author's desire has been to describe the eminent characters and remarkable events of our annals, in such a form and style, that the YOUNG might make acquaintance with them of their own accord. For this purpose, while ostensibly relating the adventures of a Chair, he has endeavored to keep a distinct and unbroken thread of authentic history. The Chair is made to pass from one to another of those personages, of whom he thought it most desirable for the young ...
 
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Biography of a Grizzly

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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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The Hungarian Marxist philosopher George Lukács has long occupied a complicated place in the Marxist canon of thinkers, both his lived and theoretical practice subject to much critical commentary and debate. While History and Class Consciousness is considered to be a classic of critical sociology, it has also often been held at arms length by Marxi…
 
It is common to be emotional. How easy is it to enact emotions? Actors can cry at the click of a clapper. How easy is that in normal life? How did Gurudev learn to showcase emotions? Can we do a ditto om that? How can being unemotional stabilize our mind? Pick up the strands in the sutra - Playing emotions, unemotionally. Gurudevonline.com presents…
 
Have you ever been bullied? Have you ever been picked on, for no reason? Has anyone ever hit you in the face with a sock filled with batteries? If you answer YES to any of these questions, then this episode is for YOU! Who knew that Curtis Jackson--FITTY CENT--is not only a successful rapper but a life coach of sorts? In this special end-of-the-sea…
 
Were back with this brand new installment of the Robert Johnson story as we take a look at Robert's life on the road alongside Johnny Shines and Honeyboy, the interesting story's behind Robert's only 2 recording sessions where he produced tracks like Crossroads, Love In Vain, Preachin' Blues and many more as we take an in depth look at the meaning …
 
In this week's episode, we take a look at Stephen Hawking's parents and his childhood. Summary Stephen Hawking is one of those people who have shaped our understanding of the universe. At a time when nobody thought that Black Holes could shrink, Stephen Hawking postulated that Black Holes could shrink too, not just keep expanding with time. Even th…
 
When inspiration struck Robert McCrum to write a book about the Bard, it came while watching one of the playwright’s plays in Central Park, New York. Here, McCrum realized that we, today, are undoubtedly living in Shakespearean times. Joe Krulder, a British Historian, interviews Robert about his latest book, Shakespearean: On Life and Language in T…
 
Sandfuture (MIT Press, 2021) is a book about the life of the architect Minoru Yamasaki (1912–1986), who remains on the margins of history despite the enormous influence of his work on American architecture and society. That Yamasaki’s most famous projects—the Pruitt-Igoe apartments in St. Louis and the original World Trade Center in New York—were b…
 
History is told, it is said, by the victors. And so it is in regard to Richard Nixon. We all know how his presidency ended. What too few of us recall or bother to learn is how it started. In his new The Last Liberal Republican: An Insider's Perspective on Nixon's Surprising Social Policy (UP of Kansas, 2021), John Roy Price details how in Nixon's f…
 
What can southern Black joy teach us about agency? What role does refusal have in liberation? What more might there be to root work than resistance? In The Politics of Black Joy: Zora Neale Hurston and Neo-Abolitionism (Northwestern UP, 2021), Lindsey Stewart explores Hurston’s contributions to political theory and philosophy of race to develop a p…
 
Counting Dreams: The Life and Writings of the Loyalist Nun Nomura Bōtō (Cornell UP, 2021) tells the story of Nomura Bōtō, a Buddhist nun, writer, poet, and activist who joined the movement to oppose the Tokugawa Shogunate and restore imperial rule. Banished for her political activities, Bōtō was imprisoned on a remote island until her comrades resc…
 
Settle back for a wild ride through a Southern lesbian's life of soul-searching, rule-breaking, and truth-telling. This belle's kind of coming out was not what her traditional Mississippi family expected. How does she recover from family estrangement in the midst of her career as a psychotherapist? How does she find lasting love and a family-of-cho…
 
Kant, Applied is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Onora O’Neill, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and a crossbench member of the House of Lords. After intriguing insights into Onora O’Neill’s path to becoming a Kant scholar, this wide-ranging conversation explores how Kant’s philosoph…
 
In this episode I chatted with Leslie Barnes and Joseph Mai, two scholars of film, about their new anthology The Cinema of Rithy Panh: Everything Has a Soul out with Rutgers University Press, 2021. As a child Rithy Panh survived the Khmer Rouge regime yet lost his immediate family during those awful years. He was fortunate enough to emigrate to Fra…
 
Rabbi Judah the Prince transformed the Mishnah into a text, and now Dov Zakheim, culling from a fascinating array of sources, has brought to life the story and historical times of Judah the Prince, offering us a portrait of one of the seminal figures of early Judaism. Join us as we talk with Dov Zakheim about his recent work, The Prince and The Emp…
 
Why are the senses a hindrance to spiritual growth? Find out. How does one overcome them? Figure out. How did Gurudev give them a slip? How can you slip away too? It's time for beyond. For Beyond the Senses. Gurudevonline.com presents the pods of enlightenment, an audio biography of one of history's greatest saints. 'The Guru of Gurus' podcast seri…
 
Everyone has heard of Alexei Navalny, the leader of Russia's opposition to Putin's rule. But what do we really know of him? Navalny: Putin's Nemesis, Russia's Future? (Oxford, 2021) provides the first detailed description of Navalny's history and trajectory. Most importantly, Ben Noble, Morvan Lallouet, and Jan Matti Dollbaum turn the one-dimension…
 
What is a memoir? What makes a memoir both nonfictional and literary? What are the memoirist’s moral obligations to the people they write about besides themselves, and to their potential readers? And is the writing of a memoir just indulging in narcissism, or revenge? In Artful Truths: The Philosophy of Memoir (University of Chicago Press, 2021), H…
 
Phil Rosenzweig's Reginald Rose and the Journey of 12 Angry Men (Fordham Press, 2021) is the first biography of a great television writer, and the story of his magnum opus In early 1957, a low-budget black and white movie opened across the country. Consisting of little more than a dozen men arguing in a dingy room, it was a failure at the box offic…
 
A wide-ranging discussion of Billy Wilder’s career, why McBride decided to do a biographical/critical study of the director, and the different objectives of biographical and critical studies in view of McBride’s own work on Frank Capra, John Ford, Steven Spielberg, Orson Welles, and others.
 
A platinum beauty with an ugly secret; a tall, dark, and handsome husband with murder in his eyes; starkly lit interiors that may or may not include the silhouette of a rotund British gentleman…. This may sound like a catalog of images from the films of Alfred Hitchcock, but it is just as much an encapsulation of the works of Joan Harrison, a studi…
 
In this week's episode, we find out if Charles Darwin or his theories were behind social Darwinism and eugenics. Read our blog post Would you rather read about his biography? Click here: Darwin, social Darwinism, and eugenics. If the link doesn't work, copy and paste this URL into your browser - https://wisuru.com/science/eugenics-and-social-darwin…
 
To hear the unsaid. To listen to words yet to be spoken. To see the invisible and sometimes to be the invisible are matter of Constant Awareness, capabilities of deep intuition. How did this awareness help him become supernatural? What can be the pitfalls of knowingness? Discover much more in Constant Awareness. Gurudevonline.com presents the pods …
 
Ranea Lenor Hanson's Watershed: Attending to Body and Earth in Distress (U Minnesota Press, 2021) weaves a narrative that captures life on the water, diverse classrooms, and the unique experiences from learning to cop with type-1 diabetes: constantly monitoring blood sugar and managing insulin levels. A mix of personal reflection and meditative vig…
 
The first full-length biography of America's most celebrated novelist of the Great Depression to appear in a quarter century, Mad at the World illuminates what has made the work of John Steinbeck endure: his capacity for empathy. Pulitzer Prize finalist William Souder explores Steinbeck’s long apprenticeship as a writer struggling through the depth…
 
If you want to understand the concept of Oneness, walk into an ice cream parlour. Whilst you might be amazed by the multiple flavours, the pralines, the choco chips, the berries etc. etc., you may want to look beyond these delicious adulterations. You might want to sense and taste their common denominator. The Milk is the base of all these ice crea…
 
Amilcar Cabral was one of the most significant African nationalists of his generation. Born in the Cape Verde Islands, Cabral led the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC) in its fight against Portuguese rule. In addition to helping found the party and then lead it, he also became a leading theoretician of revolutionar…
 
In this week's episode, we take a look at which of Charles Darwin's theories were correct, and which were wrong. Read our blog post Would you rather read about his biography? Click here: Charles Darwin. If the link doesn't work, copy and paste this URL into your browser - https://wisuru.com/biography/charles-darwin/ Summary When I posted about Char…
 
Though trained as a medical doctor, chemist Harvey Wiley spent most of his professional life advocating for "pure food"—food free of both adulterants and preservatives. A strong proponent of the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906, still the basis of food safety legislation in the United States, Wiley gained fame for what became known as the Poison Squa…
 
In this episode I am in conversation with artist and author Vanilla Beer about her 2019 book Stafford Beer: The Father of Management Cybernetics. While he got is start in the academic world, it was in industry where Stafford Beer made is most recognized contributions. Beer is best known for being the first systems thinker to apply cybernetics to ma…
 
Andy Summers was in a psychedelic band called Dantalian's Chariot. He jammed with Jimi Hendrix. He was buddies with Eric Clapton. Yet it amounted to nothing but a failed marriage, guitar lessons in the valley, and a whole lot of meditating in the spirit world. But then a guy named Sting found Andy's message in a bottle, Stewart Copeland added the b…
 
Once a powerful figure who reversed the disintegration of China and steered the country to Allied victory in World War II, Chiang Kai-shek fled into exile following his 1949 defeat in the Chinese civil war. As attention pivoted to Mao Zedong’s communist experiment, Chiang was relegated to the dustbin of history. In Chiang Kai-shek’s Politics of Sha…
 
He had a one track mind. The track was Seva. To most people, Seva is about good karma, earning brownie points, repaying debts. He showed us that it was this and more. Seva became a passport to higher realms, to enhanced self impression, to changing your invisible form or guna sharir. In the bank of Gurudev, Seva was the most profitable spiritual mu…
 
Dr Daniel Gibbs is one of 50 million people worldwide with an Alzheimer's disease diagnosis. Unlike most patients with Alzheimer's, however, Dr Gibbs worked as a neurologist for twenty-five years, caring for patients with the very disease now affecting him. Also unusual is that Dr Gibbs had begun to suspect he had Alzheimer's several years before a…
 
This podcast interviews Kusumita Pedersen on the first book-length study of the thought of Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007) and his teaching of a dynamic spirituality of integral transformation. The Philosophy of Sri Chinmoy: Love and Transformation (Lexington, 2021) is a straightforward and unembroidered account of his philosophy, allowing Sri Chinmoy to s…
 
Historian Kevin Starr described Carey McWilliams as "the finest nonfiction writer on California—ever" and "the state's most astute political observer." But as Peter Richardson argues in American Prophet: The Life and Work of Carey McWilliams (University of California Press, 2019), McWilliams was also one of the nation's most versatile and productiv…
 
Tracing Mead’s career as an ethnographer, as the early voice of public anthropology, and as a public figure, this elegantly written biography links the professional and personal sides of her career. Paul Shankman's Margaret Mead (Berghahn Books, 2021) looks at Mead’s early career through the end of World War II, when she produced her most important…
 
Exploring Spinoza is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Susan James, Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London. Susan James is an internationally-renowned Spinoza scholar and author of Spinoza on Philosophy, Religion and Politics and Spinoza on Learning to Live Together which are discussed in detail d…
 
In July 1947, not even three months after Jackie Robinson debuted on the Brooklyn Dodgers, snapping the color line that had segregated Major League Baseball, Larry Doby would follow in his footsteps on the Cleveland Indians. Though Doby, as the second Black player in the majors, would struggle during his first summer in Cleveland, his subsequent tu…
 
If you think Sherlock Holmes is the most mysterious character you have heard of, you have another guess coming-- Buddhe Baba, Gurudev's invisible mentor. The author behind Gurudev's book of miracles. The Buddhe Baba Mystery Tour will be a lesson in bewilderment, in reexamining normal human perceptions, in peeping into a different reality. Invisibly…
 
"El Chapo. The Untold Story of the World's Most Infamous Drug Lord" (Atria Books, 2021) is a stunning investigation of the life and legend of Mexican kingpin Joaquín Archivaldo “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, building on Noah Hurowitz’s revelatory coverage for Rolling Stone of El Chapo’s federal drug-trafficking trial. This is the true story of how El Cha…
 
Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, first published in 1792, is a work of enduring relevance in women’s rights advocacy. However, as Sylvana Tomaselli shows, a full understanding of Wollstonecraft’s thought is possible only through a more comprehensive appreciation of Wollstonecraft herself, as a philosopher and moralist who…
 
Howard talks to Henry Hardy, Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Oxford, and the author of In Search of Isaiah Berlin: A Literary Adventure about the many joys—and occasional frustrations—of being the principal editor of one of the 20th century's most captivating public intellectuals. Howard Burton is the founder of Ideas Roadshow, Ideas on Fi…
 
In this week's episode, we take a look at how Charles Darwin postulated the Theory of Natural Selection. We also look at what that theory was and finally finish the episode with some interesting facts about Darwin. Read our blog post Would you rather read about his biography? Click here: Charles Darwin. If the link doesn't work, copy and paste this…
 
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