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Science fiction author David Barr Kirtley talks geek culture with guests such as Neil Gaiman (#253), George R. R. Martin (#22), Richard Dawkins (#46), Wil Wheaton (#398), Bill Nye (#273), Margaret Atwood (#94), Neil deGrasse Tyson (#32), and Ursula K. Le Guin (#65). Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy has appeared on recommended podcast lists from NPR, The Guardian, The A.V. Club, BBC America, CBC Radio, WVXU, io9, Omni, The Strand, Library Journal, and Popular Mechanics. CBC Radio writes, "You may n ...
 
Join Neil Reynolds every Thursday throughout the 2020 NFL season as he puts his football knowledge to the test against players, coaches, media personalities and celebrities. Bring on the Game Picks (and the fun, naturally)! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TheNRPodcast
 
2020 WEBBY AWARD WINNER Rookie doesn't know much about his family business--but then again neither does the American Public. Nevertheless, he is tasked with suddenly leading the secret government agency in charge of covering up all political scandals, and his first assignment is the biggest scandal since watergate! With a clever idea, Rookie must come into his own and fight off the evil Agent X in order to save the bureau and protect the country from ruin! With a score teeming with energetic ...
 
Speakola is the home for great speeches on the web. Tony Wilson is the founder and curator of Speakola, which now hosts more than 2000 speeches, some famous – think Churchill, Obama, Gandhi - some not so well known. In each episode, Tony interviews someone who has written, delivered or studied a great speech to reveal the stories behind the scenes, to provide context to the historical moment, or in the case of eulogies, birthdays and other common events, to inspire people to hit new creative ...
 
Think politics is boring? You are missing the greatest sport in the world. Forget the stuffy TV talking heads and learn what's going on while having a few laughs. Whiskey Politics Podcast is hosted by Dave Sussman onTheIndependent.ioand theRange Broadcasting Networkwhere we interview luminaries, newsmakers and insiders from politics, culture, science, Hollywood and more. Whiskey Politics takes a civil tone and has fun while talking about serious issues. It's all about the long-form conversat ...
 
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“I went home to the island for the first time in 15 months in June, and before I saw my family I had to isolate for a bit on my own in a top floor flat on the east quay of the harbour opposite Peel hill. The boats in the harbour made this nice jingle jangling in the wind every night so I always slept with my window open and this night I put my phon…
 
In 2016, Julian Leeser was elected as the Liberal member for Berowra, an electorate comprising suburbs and bush north of Sydney. His maiden speech to parliament delivered 14th of September 2016 was shared around the world, as it told the story of the death of his father to suicide. He spoke about the tragedy of that day, and also what needs to be d…
 
“Standing with the Abortion Rights protest as the ‘March for Life’ streams round the corner of the square. In the week that that the American Supreme Court voted 5-4 to allow a Texas law banning most abortions.“ Donate to Fund Texas Choice (an organisation helping Texans access safe abortions), The Lilith Fund (the oldest abortion fund in Texas hel…
 
In June 2011, Emily Rowe lost her husband Matthew Carney to a cardiac arrest, caused by his chemotherapy medication. In the tragic aftermath, Emily Rowe[ delivered a stunning eulogy, extolling Matt's philosophy of living in the present, and making the most of each moment. IN the period since, Emily became a grief coach in order to help other people…
 
Hi again everybody! In this episode of the podcast, my multi-part deep dive into the malleable soundscape of Science Fiction cinema continues, with the focus today being the 1970’s. Well, to be more specific, this episode focuses on the first half of the 1970's. It was a period when the sweeping symphonic sound of the Golden Age had briefly faded, …
 
“I sat down next to a tall tree that was heaving with twittering birds. Turns out they are monk parakeets. The noise sounds like modular synths bubbling away at times, which is funny, because I’ve sometimes made synth noises that bubble away like birds. As chaotic as it sounds I could have sat there listening to them for a long time. I wonder what …
 
“In the midst of fighting off the boredom due to the pandemic, waking up early has given me a new strength to get through the day. That early morning, I stood on the balcony in my house, and silently listen to the birds chirping, the roosters crowing, the buzzing of the motorbikes’ mufflers, and the loudspeaker of a bacang (Chinese street food) sel…
 
Gabriel Sterling was voting system implementation manager for his home state of Georgia during the heated aftermath of the 2020 election. President Trump and his supporters were claiming the election had been stolen, and were not accepting facts as provided by Sterling and other Republicans in the Georgia administration. When a 20 year old employee…
 
Bob Hawke was the 23rd prime minister of Australia and the most electorally successful Labor politician in Australian history. He delivered a speech on 9th June 1989, five days after the tanks and 27th Army rolled into Tienanmen Square and massacred students gathered there. Hawke delivered this speech in the Great Hall of Parliament House in Canber…
 
Welcome back to the podcast! In this episode I continue on to the next chapter of a multi-part deep dive, into the evolving music of Science Fiction cinema through the decades, with my focus today being the 1960’s. Thus far, we’ve journeyed through the 1950’s scores which were brimming with electric violins, theremins, Novachords, jarring stinger c…
 
Jessie Street was a pioneering feminist in Australia, who fought for women's rights, equal pay, reproductive rights, as well as indigenous rights during an amazing 81 year life. She was one of the activists behind the changes in the 1967 referendum. Dr Lenore Coltheart is a historian who was employed by the Street family to update Jessie's autobiog…
 
Beginning with this episode (the 40th!) of the podcast, I plan to present a multi-part analysis into a specific cinematic genre, that being the music of science fiction through the years. The 1950's is often considered the initial Golden Age of Science Fiction, when the genre showcased its own distinctiveness onscreen and gained notoriety in part d…
 
Kyaw Moe Tun is Myanmar's permanent representative to the UN who spoke out against the military takeover in his country in February 2021. It was a moving speech, he was choking back tears by the end and finished with the three fingered Mockingjay salute of the Burmese democracy movement. In this episode, Tony talks to a Burmese woman in exile from …
 
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