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The Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, leads a conversation about the state of our collective mental health and the ways in which our helping professions are either aiding or getting in the way of our cultural well-being. With so many social services, treatments and programs available - why are we all still struggling in so many ways?
 
Sonnets from the Portuguese, written ca. 1845–1846 and first published in 1850, is a collection of forty-four love sonnets written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The poems largely chronicle the period leading up to her 1846 marriage to Robert Browning. The collection was acclaimed and popular even in the poet's lifetime and it remains so today. Elizabeth was initially hesitant to publish the poems, feeling that they were too personal. However, Robert insisted that they were the best sequence ...
 
Poetry lovers and lovers themselves would certainly know and remember these lines: “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.....” These and other sublime verses are contained in this collection of tender, mystical, philosophical poems Sonnets from the Portuguese, published originally in 1850. The poet herself was part of one of the most famous literary love-stories of all time – a saga filled with romance, danger and severe opposition from her family. Born into a prominent and extremely we ...
 
Who was John Milton? The author of Paradise Lost you say? Well, certainly, but he was also a man, going about his daily life like any of us in 17th century England, (except that he was a genius of course). Take time to read about a day in his life and learn more about him and his likes, dislikes, background and proclivities. Also, the same with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Walt Witman, Lord Byron, Keats and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Each of them a man or woman of their times, living each day l ...
 
"The Great God Pan" is a novella written by Arthur Machen. A version of the story was published in the magazine Whirlwind in 1890, and Machen revised and extended it for its book publication (together with another story, "The Inmost Light") in 1894. On publication it was widely denounced by the press as degenerate and horrific because of its decadent style and sexual content, although it has since garnered a reputation as a classic of horror. Machen’s story was only one of many at the time t ...
 
From the master of the psychological horror genre comes this brilliant collection 12 Creepy Tales by Edgar Allan Poe. It features some of his classics like The Tell-Tale Heart, The Black Cat and The Cask of Amontillado which are supreme examples of his craft. The Black Cat is a truly horrifying story of a death-row confession of guilt by a serial killer. The much loved family cat becomes the agent of his destruction and inevitable descent into crime and madness. Another superb story is The F ...
 
By conservative estimates, more than 6.8 million out of earth's population of 7 billion have access to cell phones. This has happened in just over 20 years. It's safe to assume that almost all these people would prefer to communicate via their phones rather than by snail-mail, post or courier. Which leads us to the question: “Does this mean the death of the love letter?” For those of us who still remember the joys of receiving and sending romantic epistles, couched in purple prose, expressin ...
 
A network created to give a voice; covering a wide span of subjects from the spiritual to the unexplained...creating a new journey unlike any other. SUNDAY NIGHTS : Haunted Tales from the Old Rocking Chair with Christina Spencer 7:00PM to 8:00PM EDT PG The Orion Effect with Kim , Cat & The Hitman 9:00PM to 11:00PM EDT PG-13 MONDAY NIGHTS : Rogue Talk Radio with Sheila Gay & Kerby Dewbre 9:00PM to 11:00PM EDT PG TUESDAY NIGHTS: Bridging The Gaps with Jeff & Shelley Presley 9:00PM to 11:00PM E ...
 
Leaders aren’t born, they’re made. This Monday show helps you discover leadership wisdom through insightful conversations. Independently produced weekly since 2011, Dr. Dave Stachowiak brings perspective from a thriving, global leadership academy, plus more than 15 years of leadership at Dale Carnegie. Bestselling authors, expert researchers, deep conversation, and regular dialogue with listeners have attracted 15 million downloads and the #1 search result for coaching on Apple Podcasts. Act ...
 
The Oresteia is a trilogy by Aeschylus, one of the foremost playwrights of ancient Greece. It encompasses three plays: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, and The Furies. It tells the tragic tale of the House of Atreus, whose inhabitants have been cursed and are doomed to play out their bloody, vengeful destinies. At the beginning of the first part, the Trojan War has ended and the Greek general, Agamemnon, is returning victorious to his wife Clytemnestra. Yet she finds it difficult to forgive ...
 
James Altucher interviews the world’s leading peak performers in every area of life. But instead of giving you the typical success story, James digs deeper to find the “Choose Yourself” story—these are the moments we relate to… when someone rises up from personal struggle to reinvent themselves. The James Altucher Show brings you into the lives of peak-performers: billionaires, best-selling authors, rappers, astronauts, athletes, comedians, actors, and the world champions in every field, all ...
 
Starting your own company? Finally ready to make that big change? There’s so much to learn but so little time. The Operators brings you insights on success, whether you’re building a company or a career. Our guests are execs with operational experience at both fast-rising startups, like Brex, Calm, DocSend, and Zeus Living, and more established companies, like AirBnB, Facebook, Google, and Uber. Listen in as they share strategies and tactics for building your first a company and charting you ...
 
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Overcoming long term illness, controlling her money and eloping to revolutionary Italy: Fiona Sampson's new biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning focuses on her as someone interested in inventing herself - not as an ailing romantic heroine. Peggy Reynolds began her academic career studying Browning's long poem Aurora Leigh. She's been reading abo…
 
Fiona Sampson, author of a new biography, Two-Way Mirror: The Life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, discusses the life and work of the Victorian poet. Although perhaps best known for her runaway romance with fellow poet Robert Browning, Elizabeth also battled chronic illness and family troubles to create influential activist writing and ground-breaki…
 
It's the new meta show! The Companion Podcast for The James Altucher Show, where Jay Yow, The Producer, and Nathan Rosborough, The Post Production Engineer sat down and talk about what they learnt the last past month from The James Altucher Show! In this episode, we covered Cal Fussman's amazing Larry King's stories, Angela Duckworth's Grit, Dr. Br…
 
Shahidha Bari is joined by Lisa Downing, Stuart Elden, and Stephen Shapiro to read volume 4 of Foucault's History of Sexuality, translated into English for the first time, which examines beliefs and practices among the early Christians in Medieval Europe. Although he had specified in his will that his works shouldn't be published after he died (in …
 
This week, after a six-month, 292.5-million-mile journey, NASA{:.small}’s Perseverance rover touched down on the surface of Mars. The United States is the only country to have successfully landed on the Red Planet, but spacecraft from China and the United Arab Emirates recently arrived in Mars’s orbit. In the fifty years since the Cold War space ra…
 
Following the discovery of her striking bust in 1912, Nefertiti has become one of the best-known women of ancient Egypt. Professor Aidan Dodson – author of Nefertiti: Queen and Pharaoh of Egypt: Her Life and Afterlife – discusses ancient Egypt’s sun queen and offers his take on whether she ever reigned as a fully-fledged pharaoh in her own right. S…
 
Ashes of Life BY EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY (1892–1950) Love has gone and left me and the days are all alike; Eat I must, and sleep I will, — and would that night were here! But ah! — to lie awake and hear the slow hours strike! Would that it were day again! — with twilight near! Love has gone and left me and I don't know what to do; This or that or w…
 
Welcome to Evenings with Dr. Mary Barrett. Mary's mission is to help as many people as she can. She feels the need for people to know the path they are going and interact with their dearly departed. She is trustworthy, honest, and willing to do her very best to help those who come to her. She tells it like it is and believes that the truth is the o…
 
Joanna Bourke is an historian whose previous work has looked at fear, pain, sexual violence and dismemberment. Her new book is a history and examination of bestiality and zoophilia, tracing our changing understandings from Leviticus, to modern psychiatry, the animal rights movement, and beyond.Anna Tsing's book The Mushroom at the End of the World …
 
Film critic Helen O’Hara talks about her new book Women vs Hollywood, which highlights female pioneers of film, and reveals some of the challenges faced by women working in Hollywood over the past century – from controlling studios and sexist roles to unequal pay and #MeToo. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Another episode with my good friend Dr. Brian Keating. This time, we discussed what does it mean to "Believe" in Science? What does it mean politically, religiously, and individually? And Brian actually points that, it could be anti-science if you believe in science! Listen to this episode and find out why! Brian Keating is the Chancellor’s Profess…
 
Catherine Pepinster, Kate Kennedy, Tim Stanley and New Generation Thinker Dafydd Mills Daniel join Rana Mitter to look at the poet, theologian and now Saint John Henry. The programme marks 175 years since Newman's conversion from the high church tradition of Anglicanism and the Oxford Movement to the Catholic faith on 23 Feb 1846, with a conversati…
 
In our ongoing quest to dance, we're looking at the importance of Clubbing being considered as culture. On the back of the Dept of Justice announcing intentions to extend our archaic licensing laws and repeal the 1935 Public Dance Halls Act following the long term campaigning by Sunil Sharpe and the rest of the Give Us The Night crew and the establ…
 
When it comes to making a mark in the history books, sometimes two heads are better than one. Broadcaster and author Cathy Newman talks about her latest book It Takes Two: A History of the Couples Who Dared to be Different, which highlights duos that changed the course of history. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Dennis Stone is the president of America’s Stonehenge. He graduated from Daniel Webster College in 1977 with a degree in Aviation Management, and was a full-time commercial pilot for over 35 years before his retirement in 2016. America’s Stonehenge was opened to the public in 1958 by Dennis’s father, Robert Stone. Dennis has been involved with Amer…
 
Tommy Raskin, a twenty-five-year-old law student, took his own life on New Year’s Eve, after a long battle against depression. His family laid him to rest on January 5th, and, the next day, his father went to the United States Capitol, where he serves in Congress. Representative Jamie Raskin, who represents Maryland’s Eighth District, had an enormo…
 
Dr Cat Jarman explores the far-reaching trading networks of the Vikings, from the Baltic sea to Asia Dr Cat Jarman discusses her new book River Kings: A New History of the Vikings from Scandinavia to the Silk Road, which opens up the story of Scandinavian trade, settlement and communication from the Baltic sea right through to Asia. See acast.com/p…
 
In this part two of my interview with Steve Rio, we transition from work to personal transformation through psychedelics and entheogens. Steve is currently working with 5-MeO-DMT in Canada and has seen first hand many people totally change their perspective. Find this important work with psychedelics here - enfoldinstitute.com In this truly unique …
 
Tim Stringer: Technically Simple Tim Stringer is a coach, consultant, and trainer and the founder of Technically Simple. He provides productivity, technology and workflow coaching, consulting and training to people and organizations, large and small, all over the planet. His technology specializations include Asana, Daylite, OmniFocus, and Trello. …
 
On this episode , the crew speaks with a Theologian, and collector of things, a Historian ,a Theosopher , a unique man who views the world with a view that many should grasp and hold. They will be speaking to the man named Michael Orndorff. Michael's views and thoughts are beyond most peoples conscious thought , yet lay in their unconsciousness . S…
 
Tom Ellis responds to listener questions on the great Cold War rivalry that saw the US and the Soviet Union battle for dominance in space In the latest in our series tackling the big questions on major historical topics, historian Tom Ellis responds to listener questions about the space race. He covers topics including Cold War espionage, the role …
 
Sathnam Sanghera discusses where we can see the legacy of imperialism in Britain today – from politics and education to museums and multiculturalism Journalist and author Sathnam Sanghera discusses his new book Empireland, which interrogates everything from the objects in our museums and the subjects on our curriculum to the ways we think about rac…
 
Steve Rio is ahead of his time and luckily he's chosen to spend some time with us! Steve is the Founder and CEO of Nature of Work - which aims to make you a better, more focused more intentional worker in your profession and your life. CHECK OUT Nature Of Work Here In this Part 1 Episode we cover: •Nature of Work techniques like opening and closing…
 
We mark LGBT+ History Month with a panel discussion tackling some of the biggest themes in LGBTQ history February is LGBT+ History Month. We mark it with a panel discussion in which Matt Cook, Channing Joseph, Jen Manion and Angela Steidele tackle some of the biggest themes in LGBTQ history. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information…
 
Keith Ottersberg My journey began when I was 6. It wasn't a fun journey in many aspects but it's led me to today and taught me to learn about myself and grow in order to help others. It's okay to reach out for help. In doing so, Amy and Steve from The Dead Files came to help me. That day changed my life. They sent the Spirit Mechanix from Kentucky …
 
After the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, several social-media companies banned a host of far-right figures, as well as President Trump. The move provoked an outcry among conservatives, many of whom accused those companies of violating users’ First Amendment rights. The country’s ever-present disagreements over what, exactly, constitu…
 
IF you're listening to this episode, make sure you also listen to Episode 688: Goodbye to Larry King with Cal Fussman (Part 1): 1 Step Back, 2 Steps Forward. This is Part 2 of Cal Fussman telling his experience and stories with Larry King. In this episode, Cal describes how he went on his journey to become one of Larry King's close and best friends…
 
Cal Fussman, an American journalist, author, and the host of Big Questions Podcast with Cal Fussman, arguably one of Larry King's best friends, especially towards his later year. They have breakfast every morning for 13 years until the lockdown for Covid19 happened. Even then, Cal still tried to get together with Larry as much as he can. Larry has …
 
Welcome to Evenings with Dr. Mary Barrett. Mary's mission is to help as many people as she can. She feels the need for people to know the path they are going and interact with their dearly departed. She is trustworthy, honest, and willing to do her very best to help those who come to her. She tells it like it is and believes that the truth is the o…
 
Turkey and 50s Prime Minister Menderes, Erdogan today, and how history is used for political power. Matthew Sweet is joined by Jeremy Seal, Ece Temelkuran, Michael Talbot & Nilay Ozlu.Before his execution in 1961, the Turkish prime minister Adnan Menderes saw Turkey admitted to NATO, investment in agriculture, education and health care, but also co…
 
Little Collins is a CBD shop in Kilkenny and Galway that's been raided by Gardaí a number of times over the past few weeks. We're joined by owner Ide O'Brien to try and get to the bottom of why this is happening.We also have a broader look at the journey Ireland is currently on with cannabis and delve into the reasons why drugs are illegal in the f…
 
Our mental health is a reflection of the events, experiences, people and environment that we inhabit throughout our lifetime, and how we respond to them. But we are also impacted by the abuse, loss and grief suffered by our ancestors - known as cultural and historical trauma - which adds to the challenge of healing our psychic wounds.…
 
In Karachi Vice, journalist Samira Shackle tracks the lives of a Karachi ambulance driver, street school teacher and crime reporter amongst others - and uses their story to map a history of different political groupings across the city and the recent decades. New Generation Thinker Majed Akhter from Kings College, London researches water shortages …
 
Ahead of their new BBC One documentary, Blitz Spirit with Lucy Worsley, historian and broadcaster Lucy Worsley, historical consultant Joshua Levine and producer Yasmine Permaul interrogate the idea of “Blitz Spirit”. Introducing us to a raft of characters who lived through the bombings in London, they reveal how people really reacted to the devasta…
 
Why did The Weeknd not take any pay and he even put up 7 Million Dollars for the Superbowl Half-Time show? And who are the 2 luckiest people in the NBA? Also, how to create one of the most interesting newsletters out there! In this episode, Joe Pompliano, Founder of The Huddle Up, joined me to talk about The Weeknd on the Superbowl Half-Time Show. …
 
This is the first of a series of Guided Meditations on Buddhist Ethics or the Cultivation of Character. It begins with an introduction to the Four Divine Abodes (Immeasurables): Karuna (care), Mudita (sympathetic joy), Metta (Love) and Upekka (Equanimity) followed by a reading of the Metta Sutta. The guided meditation commences with affectionate br…
 
Facebook is at the center of the hottest controversies over freedom of speech, and its opaque, unaccountable decisions have angered people across the political spectrum. Mark Zuckerberg’s answer to this mess is to outsource: Facebook recently created and endowed a permanent body it calls the Oversight Board—like a Supreme Court whose decisions will…
 
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