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It's grown-up story time on the Read By The Author Podcast, where authors will read you their own stories. Listen as bestselling fantasy romance author Lindsey Sparks and her author friends bring their stories to life with their own voices. SEASON ONE: Echo in Time (Echo Trilogy, book 1) by Lindsey Sparks, a time-bending paranormal romance adventure steeped in historical mysteries and Egyptian mythology. SEASON TWO: Resonance (Echo Trilogy, novella 1.5). SEASON THREE: Time Anomaly (Echo Tril ...
 
Two best friends relive their ’Gap Year’ travelling the world in 2010, by re-reading and reflecting on the hilariously misguided blog diary they kept along the way. Just prior to smart-phones and social media taking over our travel habits, these two wide-eyed 18 year olds set off with nothing but digital cameras and a trusty blog to document their trip. From lost passports to inaccessible bank accounts, jumping out of planes and into gorges, this is a nostalgic exploration of first-time trav ...
 
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Diary Discoveries

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Diary Discoveries

Sally Ivey and Jeff Richards

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If you were to read an old diary, what could you discover? Secrets? Mystery? Romance? Travel and adventure? Inspiration? Since 1987, Historian Sally Ivey has collected and researched original diaries, journals, and letters from around the world. In this podcast Sally will share unique and captivating stories selected from her extensive collection. Stories forgotten over time but now shared here. Welcome to Diary Discoveries.
 
When Hank Morgan, a practical, no-nonsense Yankee who works in an ammunition factory as a head superintendent gets into a fight with an aggressive employee, little does he know what's in store for him. The bully lays Morgan low with a skull-crushing blow delivered with a crowbar and knocks him out. When Morgan regains consciousness, he finds himself transported back in time, to the sixth century. From here on, the story describes the travails of a hard-boiled, true blue American with strong ...
 
This story is rated 12 as there is a romantic theme and also death, but nothing explicit, it's still a clean story. We find the team of David and John set to adventure out again. This time in an improved sphere and both of them are going to travel together. A new member is introduced to the team, Debbie Gill. Debbie takes over David's role, predicting the location of the black holes. The trip does not go according to plan, but oh no, don't look to me to spill the beans as to what happens, yo ...
 
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StoryLink Radio

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StoryLink Radio

Shandon Loring: Professional Storyteller / Seanchaí

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The professional storytellers at StoryLink Radio, known as Seanchaí, are committed to bringing stories to Life through the spoken word as in traditional oral storytelling. We present stories of many genres... Ancient Myths and Legends, short stories, full length novels, science fiction and high fantasy, philosophy, traditions, drama, fiction, non-fiction, romance, theatre, ghosts & haunts, suspense, stories of the strange, and more! Our stories may be drawn from contemporary sources, or from ...
 
For history lovers who listen to podcasts, History Unplugged is the most comprehensive show of its kind. It's the only show that dedicates episodes to both interviewing experts and answering questions from its audience. First, it features a call-in show where you can ask our resident historian (Scott Rank, PhD) absolutely anything (What was it like to be a Turkish sultan with four wives and twelve concubines? If you were sent back in time, how would you kill Hitler?). Second, it features lon ...
 
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Gimmicks

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Gimmicks

Derek B. Gayle

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A podcast about the high-concept, experimental, structure-breaking gimmick episodes of TV! From musicals, to noirs, to bottle episodes and more -- we look at any television episode that breaks from its own formula in some way. Hosted by Derek B. Gayle, a new co-host joins each installment to dig into a different episode of a different show across the entire TV landscape. New episodes every Monday!
 
Let’s talk about Romance Novels! From the ones we saw on our mother’s night stands to the ones at thrift stores and everything in-between! Classics like Pride and Prejudice, to some newer classics like Me Before You. Let’s see what these books have to say about what we want or need in a romantic relationship and how does the relationships hold up to today’s standards! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/paperbackromancebc/support
 
A voice from the future changes far more than just one man’s life. A young boy must say a final farewell to his faithful companion. Dr Simon has a lab full of pixies, but they don’t take kindly to his experiments. Visit Jacques' Bistro, where love blooms over the seafood. Is one of Father Ian's parishioners really being visited by a giant? These subjects and many more are visited in this fourth collection of stories from 'Every Photo Tells…', showing that every picture can tell more than jus ...
 
Pursuing a life of freedom through a location independent digital agency. Danny Carlson lives in Bali and runs a digital agency that's served more than 870 businesses in 17 countries. He interviews other successful agency owners who've mastered not only business, but a lifestyle of time and location freedom while crafting top level physical and mental fitness.
 
The title 'Anthem' is derived as an anthem to sense of self and self-governing thoughts. Anthem is a story of Equality 7-2521 who is a young man living in some unspecified future time and place. In this future era freedom and individual rights have been eradicated. The starring character of the novel is an inquisitive street cleaner. He lives in a society where people have lost their knowledge of individualism, to the extreme that people do not know words like 'I' or 'mine'. All the people l ...
 
A timeless classic of fantasy literature, She is recognized as the groundwork for the lost world literary sub- genre. First published serially in The Graphic magazine from 1886 to 1887, the novel has reached critical acclaim with approximately 100 million copies sold and is regarded as one of the best-selling books of all time. Exploring themes of imperialism, lost civilization, female authority and psyche, the novel also serves as a mirror to reflect Victorian issues such as gender and race ...
 
Originally published in monthly installments between 1855 and 1857, the novel focuses on the various forms of imprisonment, both physical and psychological, while also concentrating on dysfunctional family ties. Accordingly, Dickens avidly criticizes the social deficiencies of the time including injustice, social hypocrisy, the austerity of the Marshalsea debtors’ prison, and bureaucratic inefficiency. The novel kicks off with the introduction of William Dorrit, the oldest prisoner in the Ma ...
 
Villette was Charlotte Bronte's last published novel. It came out in 1853, just two years before her death in 1855. It is a poignant, strangely lonely and sad work, steeped in conflict between society's demands and personal desires. Set in the fictional town of Villette in France, it is the story of the young and intelligent Lucy Snowe, the narrator in the book. She is described by another character in the book as having “no beauty...no attractive accomplishments...” and strangely seems to l ...
 
To The Best Of Our Knowledge is a nationally-syndicated, Peabody award-winning public radio show that dives headlong into the deeper end of ideas. We have conversations with novelists and poets, scientists and software engineers, journalists and historians, filmmakers and philosophers, artists and activists — people with big ideas and a passion to share them. For more from the TTBOOK team, visit us at ttbook.org.
 
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Zach has had some free reading time and filled it all with comics he's been meaning to check out! Now he wants to gush about them! Books on deck: We Have Demons by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo (Dark Horse Comics, Comixology) Danger Street #1 by Tom King and Jorge Fornes (DC Black Label) Earthdivers: Kill Columbus #1-3 by Stephen Graham Jones and D…
 
In the third episode of series 4, Emily and Rachel continue reliving their time travelling around New Zealand's beautiful north coast, by rereading the blog diary from their second day in Paihia. Among other things, we hear of a marginally successful dolphin-watching boat trip, hours of wandering around various idyllic islands and an unfortunate ho…
 
Welcome to season 3.5 of Read By The Author, where bestselling fantasy romance authors Lindsey Sparks and Lindsey Pogue read World After, the prequel to their dystopian fantasy romance series, THE ENDING LEGACY. Stay tuned for season 4, which will continue the ECHO TRILOGY with Dissonance. WORLD AFTER A princess with a secret. An outlaw on a missio…
 
EPISODE 77 | Monster Mash - Werewolf? There Wolf! Tales of shapeshifters go back many moons in human history, and wolves seem to be especially in the spotlight. When people get accused of this, they often find themselves in serious trouble. And once in a blue moon, someone claims that they are actually a werewolf. This is often a mental disorder kn…
 
The huge event that captivated every comic book kid of the 90s by answering the questions we all were debating: Who is better? Who would win? What would happen? Two universes are pitted against one another with whoever emerges victorious being the only one to survive. What does this mean for DC and for Marvel, and is there any way for them to stop …
 
The most disruptive and transformative event in the Middle Ages wasn’t the Crusades, the Battle of Agincourt, or even the Black Death. It was the Mongol Conquests. Even after his death, Genghis Khan’s Mongol Empire grew to become the largest in history—four times the size of Alexander the Great’s and stretching from the Pacific to the Mediterranean…
 
On January 16, 1944, the submarine rescue vessel USS Macaw ran aground at Midway Atoll while attempting to tow the stranded submarine USS Flier. The Flier was pulled free six days later but another three weeks of salvage efforts plagued by rough seas and equipment failures failed to dislodge the Macaw. On February 12, enormous waves nudged the ship…
 
[NEW SEASON!] Welcome to season 3.5 of Read By The Author, where bestselling fantasy romance authors Lindsey Sparks and Lindsey Pogue read World After, the prequel to their dystopian fantasy romance series, THE ENDING LEGACY. Stay tuned for season 4, which will continue the ECHO TRILOGY with Dissonance. WORLD AFTER A princess with a secret. An outl…
 
Wayward is a story where the gods and magical beings of Japan and Ireland are real, and are connected somehow to one girl of Irish/Japanese decent: Rory Lane, and the powerful friends she begins to make. They aren't happy about those kids, and begin plotting to do away with them. Find out why in this amazing book from Image Comics! Written by: Jim …
 
Some anthropologists once believed that humanity lived in a peaceful state that lacked large-scale warfare before the arrival of large civilizations and all its wealth inequality and manufacture of weapons. But archeological findings have shown over and over that warfare dates back as far as homo sapiens themselves (such as the Bronze Age Battle of…
 
Over 300 men were executed by the British Army for desertion and cowardice during the first World War. In this episode preview from Vlogging Through History, host Chris Mowery explores the process for executions and the stories of the men involved. To continue listening to Vlogging Through History, check out: Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3X3USw…
 
Considered by many to be one of the best-known criminal defense lawyers in the country, Clarence Darrow became nationally recognized for his eloquence, withering cross-examinations, and compassionate support for the underdog, both in and out of the courtroom. Though his fifty-year-long career was replete with momentous cases, specifically his work …
 
In the second episode of series 4, Emily and Rachel continue to recount stories of their time travelling through New Zealand, as they begin the odyssey travelling north from the bustling city of Auckland to the country's beautiful north coast. We hear of the pair's first experience of the Kiwi bus, their failure to make new friends due to being lar…
 
EPISODE 76 | Klown Kar - The KKK Can KMA (World Is Weird 8) We're always products of the time and place we live in, so when a Southern group of friends got together in the wake of the American Civil War to start a fun club, it’s really not that big a surprise that it quickly transformed into the largest racist organization in the country. We’re tal…
 
On this solo run, Zach talks about his fondness for the son of Bruce Wayne and Talia al Ghul, and Batman's fifth Robin: Damian Wayne. Zach discusses the story that turned him into a fan: from the pages of Batman and Robin, the story, "Born to Kill," by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason, from DC Comics. --------------------------------------------…
 
When the United States was founded in 1776, its citizens didn’t think of themselves as “Americans.” They were New Yorkers or Virginians or Pennsylvanians. It was decades later that the seeds of American nationalism—identifying with one’s own nation and supporting its broader interests—began to take root. But what kind of nationalism should American…
 
Within a decade and a half, Ottoman Sultan Suleyman, who reigned form 1520 to 1566, held dominion over twenty-five million souls, from Baghdad to the walls of Vienna, and with the help of his brilliant pirate commander Barbarossa placed more Christians than ever before or since under Muslim rule. He launched voyages into the Indian Ocean, threatene…
 
The sci-fi, fantasy, space opera, epic created through music by the band Coheed and Cambria was brought to life in the collection of comic books known as The Amory Wars. Follow reluctant hero and savior of the universe, Claudio, as he, his Uncle Jesse aka "The Inferno," an angelic warrior named Ambelina, and many other members of the rebellion atte…
 
If you are one of the 40 million people in the United States who practice yoga, or if you have ever meditated, you have a forgotten Indian monk named Swami Vivekananda to thank. Few thinkers have had so enduring an impact on both Eastern and Western life as him, the Indian monk who inspired the likes of Freud, Gandhi, and Tagore. Blending science, …
 
In 1348, King Edward III founded a charity for impoverished men-at-arms, who came to be known as the Alms Knights (or Poor Knights). These knights were destitute because their families ransomed them in foreign wars, and their sovereign didn’t see fit to leave them as beggars. He also wanted them to commit to praying for the souls of him and his des…
 
EPISODE 75 | Org Chart - Insidious Institutions Men with power meeting behind closed doors - an idea that makes some people pretty suspicious. Perhaps memories of old star chambers, which carried out extra-judicial proceedings, are what worry people. Or maybe it’s just an inherent distrust of powerful people plotting to influence the world and resh…
 
J. Edgar Hoover was possibly the most powerful non-elected person in modern American history. As FBI director from 1924 through his death in 1972, he used the tools of state to create a personal fiefdom unrivaled in U.S. history. He ruthlessly rooted out real and perceived threats to the United States, from bank robbers to Soviet spies to civil rig…
 
When people think of Irish emigration, they often think of the Great Famine of the 1840s, which caused many to flee Ireland for the United States. But the real history of the Irish diaspora is much longer, more complicated, and more global. Today’s guest, Sean Connolly, author of “On Every Tide: The Making and Remaking of the Irish World,” argues t…
 
Zach is joined by Tom Roberts (last appearing on The Incal episode) to talk about the seminal classic manga and anime, Akira! In 1988 an atomic bomb is dropped on Tokyo to stop the ultimate force known as Akira from growing any further. Now, in 2019, Neo Tokyo, a similar force rises again in a young, biker, thug named Tetsuo. Can his childhood frie…
 
The 1891-92 Diary of former sheriff, Frederick D. Schnebly, led us to discover a couple of significant stories we share in this episode--the murder of an innocent newly wed couple and an armed bank robbery in a coal town. You will also hear of "seduction trials", a vigilante mob, a jail break, and regular towns people armed and ready to administer …
 
In 1937, two British sisters, Louise and Ida Cook, seemed headed for spinsterhood due to so many men of their generation dying in World War One. Louise was a typist, and Ida was becoming a famous romance novelist, who would go on to write over 100 books. They found refuge in their love of music, with frequent visits to Germany and Austria to see th…
 
THE GREATEST GIFT A Christmas Tale by Philip Van Doren Stern Most of us know of the 1946 movie "It's A Wonderful Life" starring Jimmy Stewart, but many people do not know that these movies are based on a Christmas Card. In 1943 Philip Van Doren Stern decided to give the gift of words to his closest friends for the holidays when he printed up 200 co…
 
This is the first book of the three book series "Once Upon A Dicken's Christmas" England, 1851: When Clara Chapman receives an intriguing invitation to spend Christmas at an English manor home, she is hesitant yet feels compelled to attend--for if she remains the duration of the twelve-day celebration, she is promised a sum of five hundred pounds. …
 
Centuries ago, by a scaffold in Manhattan, rose petals drifted gently to the ground… …like snow on a wintry Massachusetts night. Melody Tarleton is driving home for Christmas when a man—clad in Revolutionary War-era costume—appears out of nowhere, right in the path of her car. Shaken, she takes in the injured stranger, listening with concern to Jak…
 
A magical tale filled with gentle humor and genuine, heart-tugging emotion, Little Ellie Claus is a gift of love and hope for this season and beyond. In the tradition of The Gift of the Magi comes a heartwarming holiday novel to treasure... During the hard times of the Great Depression, newlyweds Peter and Lucy Thompson move to New York City, deter…
 
In the wake of Imperial Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, American men famously flooded recruiting offices across the nation to join the war effort. These stories are well documented and attested by eye witnesses, but a part of this story left out or overlooked is that black Americans joined with an equal level of fervor. Over one million black men a…
 
The season is Christmas, the place a remote Michigan farm during the Great Depression, and the miracles are many and wondrous, from a city boy's initiation into the marvels of nature to a thrilling journey that leads to a strange encounter with an ancestor long dead. A Christmas Gift is a remembrance of America's past and of the love, sacrifice, an…
 
EPISODE 74 | Red Alert - UFOs as Threat! Some think UAPs might be a "threat" and there have been a few incidents that might be indicative of intent to harm. Or at least, encounters that we interpret as maybe not so friendly, though that might say more about us than about any glowing orbs flying around in the sky. Like what we do? Then buy us a beer…
 
Karama Horne, aka, theblerdgurl, chats with Zach about her book, "Protectors of Wakanda: A History and Training Manual of the Dora Milaje." Find out all about how this history of the Dora Milaje, and their importance in Wakandan history came to be, and what it was like for Karama not only organize the stories of Wakanda and the Black Panther into a…
 
Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Wish You a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Share in the magic of the season in these three warm and wonderful holiday novellas from three bestselling authors, all in one book! Christmas Present by Amanda Grange A Darcy Christmas by Sharon Lathan Mr. Darcy's Christmas Carol by Carolyn Eberhart A Darcy Christmas - A Holi…
 
“Free market” is a concept beloved by many but understood in incredibly different ways. Most use Milton Friedman’s definition: the absence of any and all government activity in economic affairs. In the Cold War, free markets were understood to be a feature of liberty that set the free world apart from the planned economies of communist nations. Pol…
 
Was it ever possible for the Soviets to win the Cold War? Looking back, its defeat seemed inevitable. The USSR had a political system hated by much of its population, a backwards economy, and harsh geographic conditions that made development challenging. But as late as the 1980s, few thought it would fall apart as catastrophically as it did. How cl…
 
The mega-hit manga, Chainsaw Man is a story about a young boy named Denji, who grew up with nothing except a deep friendship with a demon named Pochita. To make Denji's dreams come true, Pochita becomes one with him, and they become Chainsaw Man! Now, as part of a supernatural government agency, Denji helps protect Japan from the threat of demons a…
 
Confederate leaders were nothing if not dreamers. They did not merely want to maintain slavery in a quiet corner of the world and hold onto antiquated traditions. They saw themselves as true progressives that would lead a neo-feudal order, becoming massively wealthy with trade, and dominate the Western Hemisphere. In the antebellum era, leading Sou…
 
And Alexander wept, seeing as he had no more worlds to conquer. That’s a quote from Hans Gruber in Die Hard, which is a very convoluted paraphrase from Plutarch’s essay collection Moralia. There’s plenty of truth in that unattributed quote from Mr. Gruber. Alexander the Great’s death at 323 BC in Babylon marked the end of the most consequential mil…
 
In the first episode of series four, Emily and Rachel read back over the blog entries from their first few days in New Zealand, as they land, after an unfortunate flight, in the buzzing north island city of Auckland and struggle to adjust to the timezone shift. We hear of New Zealand's intensive airport security measures, hostel mishaps, more embas…
 
This is a preview of an upcoming series on this podcast that looks at the detailed post-war plans from generals and heads of state that never came about because said leaders either died or lost their war. Alexander the Great was said to have plans to launch conquest along the Mediterranean all the way to Spain and send naval expeditions around Arab…
 
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