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Mysterious Universe is a weekly podcast featuring fascinatingly strange reports from all over the world. Always interesting and often hilarious, join hosts Aaron Wright and Benjamin Grundy as they investigate the latest in futurology, weird science, consciousness research, alternative history, cryptozoology, UFOs, and new-age absurdity.
 
The Human Kind Podcast is a new 12-part podcast series hoping to shine an intelligent, peaceful, informative light on race relations throughout the country. We record at the iconic Delicious Vinyl Radio studio in the heart of Los Angeles. This is a grassroots, informational piece that pairs various members of the community including rap artists, political refugees, race relations specialists and stay-at-home moms discussing race per their own experiences and opinions. The goal of the podcast ...
 
Are you the sort of person who likes to read the book before you see the movie? So are Luke and James—a writer and filmmaker respectively who bring their backgrounds studying stories to the table for in-depth discussions of the adaptations of the past and present. If you love delving into the craft behind the art you love, then Ink to Film is for you.
 
Airing live Saturday mornings on KXEN 1010am and 104.5fm in St. Louis, MO, Hoosier Sophisticate is unlike anything you've ever heard on terrestrial radio. Above all, we honor liberty and practice empathy. We celebrate the individual, yet seek to serve the collective. We cover things like cannabis reform, entheogenic healing, local politics, and current events. We want to work on a better St. Louis and work outward from there. We cover controversial topics with a sense of humor. We're just a ...
 
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We’re all on board with reading picture books to our younger kids, but that has to stop at some point, right? Ohhhhhh no. No, it does not. What do our kids stand to gain… and how on earth can we read picture books with older kids and teens? A lot. Here at RAR, we’re always saying that there is nothing a novel can give your kids that a picture book …
 
Diving into the darkest territories to hunt down the oddest books and manuscripts ever written we discuss some of the stories surrounding these unusual tomes. This points us in the direction of a strange secret society that is claimed to have created Masonic traditions as a decoy. Then in our Plus+ extension we hear some of the most recent encounte…
 
Michael Ende’s famous novel explores the nature of storytelling and the value of reading books all while wrapped up in a meta-exploration of a surrealist fantasy adventure written for children. This book goes way beyond where Wolfgang Peterson’s iconic adaptation, exploring what it means to literally lose yourself in a story. In episode 191, Luke &…
 
If you looks deep into antiquity one can find hidden gems of the unexplained. From the legends of flying robots to underground fire genies there is an abundance of the unexplained to be revealed in our forgotten past. We also discuss plamsa entities, intelligent glowing sausages and cursed mummy hands. Then in our Plus+ extension we hear the unusua…
 
Is George Roy Hill’s adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s most famous novel a lesser-known gem released before its time? Or does it struggle to truly rise above? In episode 190, Luke & James discuss which viewers the movie might appeal to most, the wizardry of film-editing before CGI, the extremely high level of difficulty in adapting such strange materia…
 
Last time on the Read-Aloud Revival podcast, we talked about what happens (and what our kids gain) when we read aloud a book a day. In this episode, we’re digging in to how to look closely at a picture book—how to see what we might otherwise miss. You may be surprised at how much is there in a picture book, just waiting to be seen and heard! No les…
 
Kurt Vonnegut’s enduring anti-war novel rocketed him into fame by coming to American readers when attitudes were ripe for the sort of novel he wanted to write, one that fictionalizes his experiences as a POW in World War II and the trauma of surviving the bombing of Dresden. In episode 189, Luke & James revel in the unique style of a master, try to…
 
The dystopian futures predicted in decades old literature are now here. The explosion of the terrifying surveillance state in China is rapidly transforming fiction into reality. We discuss the stories of two people who managed to escape the technological nightmare and draw similarities to the authoritarian themes emerging in our own society. Then i…
 
Over twenty years ago a woman had a seemingly chance encounter with a leprechaun in a remote Irish home. She was instructed how to interact with the nature elementals and was given a warning that could help humanity avoid a dire environmental catastrophe. She now has published a book relating her continued interactions with the leprechaun and other…
 
In this former Patreon-exclusive episode, Luke & James discuss all of season 1 of HBO's WATCHMEN television series. Topics include Regina King's remarkable performance, Damon Lindelof's oeuvre & affinity for mystery boxes, and finally the possible meanings intended by the show's ending. Become a Patron for hours of more exclusive content like this:…
 
What would happen if we read a book a day with our kids? That’s the idea we’re exploring today in a brand new episode of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast. And we’re also issuing a challenge: we dare you to read a picture book a day with your kids – for a week, a month… or more. And you’ll even hear some profound insights, like how a good picture book…
 
From the horrific tragedy that marred production to the up and down quality of each segment in this anthology-style 80s film, this former Patreon-exclusive episode gave Luke & James plenty to discuss! The film features four different directors: John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante, and George Miller. Become a Patron for hours of more exclusive …
 
How can we tap the intelligence that is beyond our brains? Is intelligence confined to our skulls or does it exist in our bodies, our surroundings or even our relationships? We discuss this intriguing concept and compare how modern science is starting to resonate with occult thinking. We also discuss the role of fate when precognition is unheeded, …
 
Now that the guys have seen Mike Flanagan’s entire vision, does it change their view of the show as an adaptation? In a word, yes, but also not completely. In episode 188, Luke & James geek out about "oners," get floored by a particular jump scare, and have their minds blown in the Red Room. They finish out the project with a final vote on which wa…
 
Struck with a shocking cancer diagnosis one man devised a bold plan to ensure he was immortalised and remembered. He hides a treasure chest in the wilderness filled with gold and publishes a treasure map in the form of a cryptic poem. However he doesn’t die and instead spends a decade guiding frenzied treasure hunters with a cult like feeling. Deat…
 
Mike Flanagan has made a name for himself as an adapter of famous works of horror, including several Stephen King projects, but it is his 2018 Netflix series adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s famous novel that may be his most notable outing yet. In episode 187, Luke & James don't always agree as they discuss how the vibe of the show differs from the …
 
In today’s Special Edition of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast, you’ll meet the man behind Make Way for Ducklings. Robert McCloskey was the first to win two Caldecott Awards, and his books are arguably among the most celebrated picture books of all time. His most popular picture book wouldn’t stay on the page, either. His ducks became permanent sculp…
 
The disappearance of MH370 captivated the world and motivated thousands of people to help seek the truth to this dreadful mystery. However despite the claimed best efforts of governments we are still in the dark about what happened on that fateful night. For this episode we discuss the groundbreaking research of a French reporter who uncovers a hid…
 
Shirley Jackson is one of the most beloved horror writers of all time, and for good reason. In episode 186, Luke & James discuss what makes "The Haunting of Hill House" into one of, if not THE, greatest haunted house story of all time. Shirley Jackson’s masterful prose, her tragic death, and her monumental legacy are all on the table. And join them…
 
New knowledge of physics suggest we may be living in a multidimensional universe with new dimensions being created with every decision we make. What if we could access these dimensions and alter the course of our own realities? We discuss a new form of self help that suggests we can do precisely that and move to a reality that is better suited to o…
 
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