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  • Fall of the Hero

    Sir Grace was the most valiant of all knights, decked in glorious armor that glowed in the sun and a record of dragon-slaying and maiden saving on par with none. But a battle with a renowned wizard with ambiguous ambitions forces Sir Grace to consider things he never imagined, and face his greatest enemy yet: himself.

  • Tales from Williamsville

    Welcome to Williamsville, where tradition and routine dictate the ebb and flow of life. Yet, Williamsville is not without its stories… How do one repressed arsonist, a sexually-charged geriatric, a slimy drug dealer and a soccer mom on steroids combine in the most exciting thing to happen in Williamsville since 1936? Starring a cast of talented and twisted University of Southern Maine students.

  • Mon copain royaliste
    ARTE Radio

    Mon copain Corentin est royaliste, militaire et d'extrème-droite. On n'a rien en commun sauf nos souvenirs de bringues. Il me raconte sa foi, ses opinions politiques, son engagement dans l'armée sur les traces d'un père dont la figure brutale le hante. De l'amour du Roi à celui des drogues, de la foi chrétienne à une virée dans un bordel de Djibouti, confessions d'un jeune homme pas si catholique. Enregistrements : février 20 - Entretien, musique originale et réalisation : Aurèle Jacquot - Mise en ondes et mix : Samuel Hirsch - Production : ARTE Radio

  • Coronavirus, the global food system and where we go from here - Michael Pollan and Rosie Boycott

    For more than thirty years, Michael Pollan has been writing books and articles about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in our minds. He is the author of the multiple New York Times best sellers, including How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation (2013), Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual (2010); In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto (2008); The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (2006) and The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World (2001). In his latest audiobook Caffeine: How caffeine created the modern world, Michal Pollan offers his provocative look into the profound ways that what we eat affects how we live. Caffeine, it turns out, has changed the course of human history: Pollan’s reporting explores how caffeine has won and lost wars, changed politics, and dominated economies. The science behind caffeine addiction forms the fascinating backdrop to this definitive look at an insidious drug that hides in plain sight. With his wide-ranging talent to entertain, inform, and perform, Michael Pollan’s Caffeine is essential listening in a world where an estimated two billion cups of coffee are consumed every day. Several of his books have been adapted for television. Netflix created a four-part documentary series based on Cooked in 2016, and documentary adaptations of In Defense of Food (2015) and The Botany of Desire (2009) both premiered on PBS. Pollan also appeared in the Academy Award nominated 2009 feature documentary, Food Inc. In 2015-2016, Pollan was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. In 2013, he was awarded Italy’s Premio Nonino prize. In 2012, he was given the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Biology Teachers. In 2010, Pollan was named to the 2010 TIME 100, the magazine’s annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people. Also in 2010 he was also awarded the Lennon Ono Grant for Peace by Yoko Ono. In 2009 he was named by Newsweek as one of the top 10 “New Thought Leaders.” Recorded at our second online 5x15 in May 2020. 5x15 brings together five outstanding individuals to tell of their lives, passions and inspirations. There are only two rules - no scripts and only 15 minutes each. Learn more about 5x15 events: Twitter: Facebook: Instagram:

  • Ana Menéndez's "Story Of A Parrot" Read by Jacqueline Kim
    Selected Shorts

    “Story of a Parrot” by Ana Menendez is about so much more than a parrot. Jacqueline Kim’s beautiful, musical reading of this thoughtful story is a reflection on a marriage--an unforeseen conclusion of an encounter with a stunning avian visitor.

  • I Am America
    Selected Shorts

    Guest host Maulik Pancholy presents stories, essays, and poems, and speeches celebrating America’s diversity and wealth of stories, at a time when we need to know we are together, even when we are apart. An aging father ponders his life in Elizabeth Strout’s “The Walk,” read by Ellen Burstyn. The whole country’s talking in Susan Minot’s “Listen,” read by Jennifer Ikeda and Khris Lewin. Julia Alvarez faces prejudice and finds her voice in “Speak! Speak!” read by Selenis Leyva, and Henry Louis Gates introduces works by 19th-century African-American women writers.

  • #192 - Mongol 14.1: There & Back Again
    The History of China

    In the aftermath of the Golden Horde's devastating strike into Eastern Europe, Christendom reels. As apocalyptic as the assaults were, the great enemy's sudden and inexplicable evaporation offers no comfort, and only more questions. In order to get some answers, the Holy See will dispatch an unlikely candidate to make his way across the whole of Eurasia in an attempt to first find, and then meet with, the King of the Tartars - whoever, and wherever he may be... Time Period Covered: 1245-1247 CE Major Historical Figures: European Christendom: Pope Innocent IV [r. 1243-1254] Friar Giovanni da Pian del Carpine (John of Plano Carpini) [ca. 1185-1252] Friar Benedict of Poland [ca. 1200-ca. 1280] Friar Stephen of Bohemia Konrad I, High Duke of Krakow [ca. 1187-1247] Prince Daniel Romanovich of Galacia [1201-1264] Grand Prince Vasilko (Basil) Romanovich of Kiev [1203-1269] Grand Prince Yaroslav II Vsevolodovich of Vladimir [1191-1246] Mongol Empire: Guyük Khaghan [r. 1246-1248] Toregene Khatun [r. 1241-1246] Batu Khan of the Golden Horde [ca. 1205-1255] Grand Secretary Chinqai of Khwarazm

  • Is Too Much Togetherness A Bad Thing?

    Growing up, I believed a horrible lie. I had this idea that when I got married, my life would revolve around my wife, her needs, her wants, and her dreams. And her life would revolve around mine. We would travel together… Pursue hobbies together… Clean the house together… Watch shows together... Raise kids together... Basically, we would do everything together. Neither of us would ever find anyone else attractive. We wouldn’t even have friends of the opposite sex. I would be all she needed. She would be all I needed. It was going to be just me and her… together... against the world. Honestly, it sounded kinda romantic. But now that I’m a little older and wiser, I have learned this “romantic” idea is a recipe for disaster. Here’s why. In order to have a thriving marriage, it requires you to balance the needs of 3 different parties. Your needs. Your partner’s needs. And the needs of your marriage. When you treat your needs, your partner’s needs, and the needs of your marriage as if they are all the same, all the time… someone will end up regularly sacrificing their needs. When this happens, you might start to feel suffocated, or smothered. Or maybe you’ll begin to feel frustrated and resentful. Or you could just lose your identity. Completely forget who you are. This is called Enmeshment. It can feel safe for a while… but eventually it feels terrible. Here’s why. As renowned psychotherapist, Esther Perel says, “Modern relationships are cauldrons of contradictory longings.” You need comfort, predictability, stability, and safety. But you also want spontaneity, surprise, mystery, and desire. You want to feel a sense of togetherness, companionship, and connection with the one you love. But you don’t want to feel like a prisoner. And that means, deep down, you need to have some freedom, a sense of independence, and individuality. When your desires, needs, interests, and dreams are sacrificed for, or consumed by your partner’s (or vice versa) you lose something vitally important. You lose half of yourself. You exist in the world (and in your relationship) as an incomplete person. You start to feel your partner’s worries, anxieties, pains, and frustrations as if they were your own. The quality of your life is directly tied to your partner’s moods, struggles, and insecurities. It’s hard to distinguish between what thoughts and emotions are yours… and which ones belong to your partner. It can get confusing and overwhelming. Balancing these opposing needs requires thoughtful effort. To continue Esther Perel’s quote, “Reconciling the domestic and the erotic is a delicate balancing act that we achieve intermittently at best. It requires knowing your partner while remaining open to the unknown, cultivating intimacy that respects privacy. Separateness and togetherness alternate, or proceed in counterpoint. Desire resists confinement, and commitment mustn't swallow freedom whole.”

  • 1.01: The Stolen Eagle
    Nightlight Productions

    Will Vorenus and Pullo recover Caesar's stolen standard? Will anyone explain why Octavian needs to go to Gaul? Find out in the inaugural episode of Raising Standards, a true rewatch podcast of HBO's Rome for true Romans! Raising Standards, an occasional rewatch podcast of HBO's Rome, hosted by Rhiannon Evans and Matt Smith of the Emperors of Rome podcast.

  • Open Season - A Joe Gunther Story

    An old lady tormented by lewd phone calls blasts a man with a shotgun as he walks in through the door, and Brattleboro’s everyman detective, Joe Gunther, is called out to investigate. It’s clear that not everything is as it seems – the description of the phone calls and the dead man outside don’t match up. And even stranger, the dead man and the old lady were jurors on the same controversial trial three years ago.

  • #155: What if you had to pull the plug?

    “When somebody hurts you and then they’re like, ‘now you have to take care of him, you’re responsible for him…’ I didn’t know how to feel.” Producer: Whit Missildine Instagram: @actuallyhappening Content/Trigger Warnings: explicit language Support The Show: You can support the show by supporting our sponsors, or through direct contributions on Patreon at Episode Sponsors: Simplisafe Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper Ambient themes by Nigel Coutinho Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro This Is Actually Happening Store: This Is Actually Happening online store now officially open. Follow this link to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop.

  • mystery sounds from mossy bank 5-20-2020
    Field Recording

    Just some weird random spikes of noise (wind? something climbing atop the bark which was hiding the recorder? ghosts?) while camping overnight in the woods. If you want a more pleasant ASMR like thing, I also have like 12 hours of recordings of just the river flowing with bird sounds, which is quite pleasant...

  • 125 – Sound Break: Weekend
    World According to Sound

    Proto musique concrète.

  • « Miedka », moitié humaine, moitié ourse
    ARTE Radio

    Anthropologue spécialiste des populations arctiques, Nastassja Martin vit loin des villes, près des montagnes. Depuis plusieurs années, elle travaille et vit auprès d’une communauté évène, en plein Kamchatcka. Si près qu’elle se fond dans celle-ci. Et quand, le 25 août 2015, alors qu’elle arpente le massif du Klioutchevskoï, elle croise la route d’un ours, ça n’est peut-être pas un hasard... L’ours ne l’a pas tuée ce jour-là, et ça non plus, ça n’est peut-être pas un hasard... Liens : - « Croire aux fauves », Collection Verticales, Gallimard. - Nastassja Martin dans 28 Minutes : Comment le serial killer Michel Fourniret a dépouillé le gang des Postiches... Comment j’ai aidé mon enfant harcelée à l’école... Qu’ils soient journalistes, écrivains ou grands témoins, les invité.e.s de l’émission 28 minutes d'ARTE ont des histoires formidables à raconter. Voici leur podcast ! 28 Minutes est le magazine d’actualité d’ARTE, présenté par Elisabeth Quin du lundi au vendredi à 20h05. Renaud Dély est aux commandes de l'émission le samedi. "Les histoires de 28’" est un podcast coproduit par KM et ARTE Radio. Enregistrement : 9 janvier 2020 - Interview & montage : Tom van Eersel et Farah Keram - Mixage : Benjamin Dubret - Fichiste : Lucas Andréac - Programmation : Pauline Muyl - Responsable éditorial : Tom van Eersel

  • Bad Uncle
    Snap Judgment

    When you are responsible for those, both older and younger, sometimes you wonder if you have anything left over. Produced by Pat Mesiti-Miller

  • Lucky Penny - Snap Spotlights "The Truth"
    Snap Judgment

    A son tries to make contact with his dad, who’s deteriorating in the throes of dementia. He makes new connections and discoveries, and as he says goodbye to his father, he is granted a long-awaited wish. Snap Judgment presents, “Lucky Penny,” a special spotlight on The Truth Podcast, from PRX’s Radiotopia. Content Advisory: This episode contains strong language and drug use. Listener discretion is advised. Thank you to everyone at The Truth for sharing this story with us here at Snap! CAST David Deblinger - Adam/Father Neil Tyrone Pritchard - Elijah Maggie Burke - Mother Tomoko Miyagi -Kyoko Louis Kornfeld - Obstetrician David Aaron Baker - Palliative Physician Written by David Deblinger, produced by Jonathan Mitchell, original music by Fred Johnson Associate producer: Cara Ehlenfeldt + Associate editor: Davy Gardner This episode is based on a stage production originally directed and developed by Ben Snyder at Labyrinth Theater Company

  • Letters from Lockdown - Philippines, Greece, Michigan, Libya
    Snap Judgment

    Some stories that seem the furthest away hit closest to home. Team Snap presents more lockdown advice from around the world, even from the places you least expect. Listen to the fifth installment of "Letters from Lockdown." Philippines Father Picx is a Catholic priest from the Philippines. Every year he spends months alone in his hermitage, but his first experience with real solitude wasn’t on a retreat... it happened in a place called the Dragon Room. Greece Noah and Freya met in a refugee camp in Greece. But after they fell in love, and wanted to start a new life together, they found it wasn’t quite so easy to leave. Michigan Alison wanted to take a nice long soak and found herself trapped for days. Libya Rafram is a visual artist who grew up in Jerusalem and traveled to Libya 10 years ago to photograph synagogues and Jewish graveyards. Rafram says he was granted permission from the Libyan government and police, but on the last day of his visit... Rafram was kidnapped. These days, Rafram lives in Tunis, and usually posts pictures of his culinary adventures on Instagram. But he’s currently on a social media break for 170 days, to mark 10 years since he spent 170 days in prison. “Freedom is priceless, and real freedom is happening inside us,” he wrote in his last post. Thank you, Father Picx, Noah, Freya, Alison, and Rafram, for sharing your stories with us! Produced by Shaina Shealy, Naomi Zeveloff, Liz Mak, Anna Sussman, and John Fecile Music by Renzo Gorrio, additional production by Pat Mesiti-Miller Artwork by Sanaa Khan Digital Producer: Marisa Dodge Season 11 - Episode 16

  • Act One (Part 1)

    A boy from the Bronx becomes the toast of Broadway. Moss Hart’s classic stage autobiography is brought to life, with his son Christopher directing, in a story that illuminates the early years of one of theater’s great humorists. Directed by Christopher Hart Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg Paul Culos as Eddie, Sam Harris, and Regan Heidi Dippold as Lillie Hart, Dorothy Parker Jake Green as Irving, Slimowitz Jane Kaczmarek as Aunt Kate, Beatrice Kaufman, Frieda Fishbein Anna Mathias as Edna Ferber, Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Rosenbloom André Sogliuzzo as Jed Harris, Augustus Pitou, Max Siegel Daniel Stewart as Mossy, Bernie, Dore Mark Jude Sullivan as Moss Jon Tenney as Hart, Father, Kaufman

  • John Sayles’ "At the Anarchists' Convention" Read by Jerry Stiller
    Selected Shorts

    We are so saddened by the passing of New York City icon and comedy legend Jerry Stiller. Stiller was an early supporter of Symphony Space and a frequent reader at Selected Shorts. We’re going to miss his unmatched charisma and incredible talent. For this week’s Sunday Stories, we are honoring him with a laugh: his reading of John Sayles’ short story “At the Anarchists’ Convention” is a laugh-out-loud classic that he made all his own.

  • Act One (Part 2)

    A boy from the Bronx becomes the toast of Broadway. Moss Hart’s classic stage autobiography is brought to life, with his son Christopher directing, in a story that illuminates the early years of one of theater’s great humorists. Directed by Christopher Hart Paul Culos as Eddie, Sam Harris, and Regan Heidi Dippold as Lillie Hart, Dorothy Parker Jake Green as Irving, Slimowitz Jane Kaczmarek as Aunt Kate, Beatrice Kaufman, Frieda Fishbein Anna Mathias as Edna Ferber, Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Rosenbloom André Sogliuzzo as Jed Harris, Augustus Pitou, Max Siegel Daniel Stewart as Mossy, Bernie, Dore Mark Jude Sullivan as Moss Jon Tenney as Hart, Father, Kaufman