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The best short fiction, handpicked by the best voice in podcasting. In every episode, host LeVar Burton (Roots, Reading Rainbow, Star Trek) invites you to take a break from your daily life, and dive into a great story. LeVar’s narration blends with gorgeous soundscapes to bring stories by Neil Gaiman, Haruki Murakami, Octavia Butler, Ray Bradbury and more to life. So, if you’re ready, let’s take a deep breath...
 
Hollywood and Crime is a ground-breaking true crime series about the most infamous murders in Tinseltown history. In The Black Dahlia Serial Killers, host Tracy Pattin investigates the sensational unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short. Known as the Black Dahlia, Short was a star-struck young woman whose body was found completely severed at the waist in January 1947. Many remember her tragic story, yet few know that more than a dozen other women died in similar circumstances around that same time.
 
AHMM introduces The Hitchcock Podcast Series. Each month we post a new reading of a favorite story from our archives, selected and introduced by the magazine's editor, Linda Landrigan. For over 60 years, AHMM has published the best in short crime fiction. This podcast series features stories by AHMM contributors, occasionally supplemented by interviews with the authors. Visit TheMysteryPlace.com for more stories, book reviews, subscription information, and more.
 
When Elizabeth Short, also known as The Black Dahlia, was brutally killed in 1947, it gripped the entire country. More than 70 years later, it remains America's most infamous unsolved murder. Many believe Dr. George Hodel was the killer, thanks to an investigation by Hodel's own son. But murder is just part of the Hodel family story, one filled with horrifying secrets that ripple across generations. Now, through never-before-heard archival audio and first-time interviews, the Hodel family op ...
 
The high-art low-brow minds behind Bloomsday Literary bring you interviews with the creatives you should know, but don’t. Poets, novelists, memoirists, & short story writers join co-hosts Kate and Jessica as they take a respectful approach to investigating the writer’s art and an irreverent approach to getting the nitty-gritty on the hustle for publication and exposure. Most of us writers making a living by the pen occupy somewhere between the ubiquitous bestsellers and the people who want t ...
 
On the Great Detectives of Old Time Radio, every day we feature a different detective program. Our current line-up is Casey Crime Photographer, The Fat Man, The Man Called X, Mystery is My Hobby, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar, and the Silent Men. Podcast Award-nominated Host Adam Graham has been your guide through each series since 2009 as he provides insightful commentary and humor after each episode as well as responding to listener questions and feedback.
 
Our lives can be crazy, but you can take a break from it all with Wondery’s new series, Even the Rich, where co-hosts Brooke Siffrinn and Aricia Skidmore-Williams pull back the curtain and chat about someone else’s craziness for a change. They tell stories about some of the greatest family dynasties in history, from the Murdochs to the Royals to the Carters (Jay-Z and Beyoncé, that is). Because as Queen Elizabeth once said, “A good gossip is a wonderful tonic.”
 
Every day, stories unfold that have no resolution. Unresolved is an investigative and immersive look at those stories, as host Micheal Whelan tries to determine why these stories - unsolved crimes and other unexplained phenomena - have no ending.
 
I come across many interesting people, from indie artists, singer song writers, and entrepreneurs who all have something to share. I am uplifted by originality, the creative spirit, and folks who have the courage to take risks to try for something better. I love sharing their stories, and introducing interesting people to each other.
 
This collection of eight one-act dramas features plays by Eugene O'Neill, George Bernard Shaw, John Galsworthy, Susan Glaspell, William Dean Howells and John Millington Synge. It also includes a dramatic reading of a short story by Frank Richard Stockton. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) Before Breakfast read by: Elizabeth Klett, Pat Redstone The Buller-Podington Compact read by: Algy Pug, Lars Rolander, David Lawrence, mb, Elizabeth Klett, Levi Throckmorton The Dark Lady of the Sonnets read by: ...
 
Take a quick break and relax with a poem. Pause for Poetry is a short poetry podcast with each episode featuring an out-of-copyright poem read over a bed of relaxing music. Individual music is written for each episode to capture the character or mood of the poem. New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday.
 
Welcome to Short Plays for Short Journeys, the podcast that brings you new plays by exciting authors, to listen to while you’re on the move. Rich stories are all around us and we’ve carefully selected some of the most original pieces which reflect today’s dynamic new authors. Performed by a diverse range of voices and viewpoints, immerse yourself as we tackle the modern world, one play at a time. This podcast is brought to you by Wild Duck Productions and produced by Susan Conte and Fleur de ...
 
"SmartLess" with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett is a podcast that connects and unites people from all walks of life to learn about shared experiences through thoughtful dialogue and organic hilarity. A nice surprise: in each episode of SmartLess, one of the hosts reveals his mystery guest to the other two. What ensues is a genuinely improvised and authentic conversation filled with laughter and newfound knowledge to feed the SmartLess mind.
 
You get to ask the questions. In the context of promoting joy, fun and an environment of love, your hosts, Bonnie and Elizabeth welcome you! Bonnie is a homeschool mom of seven kids, 29 years in (with a few more to go), writer, speaker and cheerleader. Elizabeth, mom of four, in the thick of glorious family life, brings her questions and yours to the table. Join us for some honest discussion about how to make home education cozy. Just like you imagined.
 
The ABR Podcast is a new monthly series from Australian Book Review. Australian Book Review is an arts magazine published ten times a year in print and online. We publish essays, book reviews, interviews and creative writing as well as free arts commentary via the Arts Update section on our website. The ABR Podcast will feature extended interviews and major features from the magazine, such as essays, reviews, and short stories, recorded and discussed by their authors. Each episode will focus ...
 
Elizabeth Drew Stoddard, née Barstow was a United States poet and novelist. She is most widely known today as the author of The Morgesons (1862), her first of three novels. Her other two novels are Two Men (1865) and Temple House (1867). Stoddard was also a prolific writer of short stories, children's tales, poems, essays, travel writing, and journalism pieces. (Summary from Wikipedia)
 
Art helps us emotionally, in all kinds of ways. In fact, life with out the Arts wouldn't be much of a life at all. They help us celebrate, cheer up, calm down, let go, grieve, rage, tell our stories to ourselves and process our feelings. These conversations with Frances Butt and guests are short explorations of art and emotion (started when we'd been robbed of so much access to art); with shared passions, stories and suggestions.
 
This book is composed of 24 short stories, published in 1918 by the Atlantic Monthly Press, and is the second collection of "modern short stories" edited by Charles Swain Thomas. They appeared in the Atlantic monthly magazine around the turn of the century and are written by various authors as follows: Mary Antin, Elizabeth Ashe, Kathleen Carman, Cornelia A. P. Comer, Mazo De La Roche, Annie Hamilton Donnell, James Edmund Dunning, Rebecca Hooper Eastman, William Addleman Ganoe, Lucy Huffaker ...
 
History made interesting for young readers—This Country of Ours by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall provides a simple and easy to comprehend way of looking at the history of the United States. Arranged chronologically in seven long chapters, it presents events in a story form, making them memorable and very different from other formats. One of the challenges that writers of history face is about fleshing out the characters and making the bland repetition of dates and dynasties seem relevant to m ...
 
Join writer Elizabeth Flux and comedian Ben McKenzie on their six(ish) year mission to read every Terry Pratchett novel – not just the Discworld ones! They’ll read one a month, and discuss them with special guests, puns and footnotes. Episodes released on the 8th of each month (Australian time); check pratchatpodcast.com and the end of each episode for notice of the next book, and send in questions to us via social media! The explicit tag represents a fairly average Australian level of coars ...
 
Giving Voice to Recovery is designed to encourage, inspire and educate people who are seeking help with addiction and for those who are already recovering. In addition to monthly interviews, Elizabeth is hosting a weekly episode of "Just Sayin", a short podcast discussion about recovery concepts and the language that helps us heal. We cover these subjects in broad terms and focus on solutions, education, support and community. We challenge the stigma of addiction and encourage healthy living ...
 
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A strong musical theme plays through Elizabeth Smither's new short story collection, The Piano Girls. In the title story,three sisters hold a recital each year in memory of their late mother, though it has also become a competition between them. Other stories in the collection include an agonising breakup, efforts to capture an elusive cat called M…
 
“Women serving in the U.S. military are more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire in Iraq.” On 19 July 2005, Private First Class LaVena Lynn Johnson was found dead in a contractor’s tent on an Army base in Balad, Iraq. The Army officially ruled her death a suicide, but when her father, Dr. John Johnson, saw LaVena’s body…
 
Father and daughter Nelson filmmakers Pete and Betsy Blasdale make a formidable team. Their names feature in the credits of more than half a dozen films in the upcoming Top of the South Film Festival. Pete's thing is documentaries - including one on the 375th anniversary of Abel Tasman's visit to Golden Bay, and another that followed a bunch of vin…
 
The independent Maori theatre and dance sectors are overflowing with people wanting to create work. But what's often holding them back is a lack of experienced producers, and somewhere to go for practical advice. That's changing with a new organisation Nga Hua Toi made up of nine prominent Maori arts organisations - it's nicknamed the G8.…
 
Will Clemente is a Finance Major at East Carolina University. He has quickly become one of my favorite writers on all things bitcoin, including deep dives on various onchain analytics. Subscribe to Will’s new email newsletter here: https://btcbywc3.substack.com/ In this conversation, we discuss whales buying, new holders selling, miner accumulation…
 
I interview John Paul Meenan, professor at Seat of Wisdom College in Ontario. From a Catholic perspective, we explore the idea of Grace. What is grace, responding to grace, how to increase out capacity for grace. What is the role of grace in our lives, and what does that mean for parents. He is fluent in St. Thomas, and we benefit as parents from t…
 
America’s reputation is threatened when CARE packages to Italy are intercepted and delivered empty. Original Air Date: April 23, 1952 Become one of our monthly patreon supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net. Read more ...By Adam Graham
 
Professional dancer and costume maker Amanda Perry shares her career story with Frances Butt, and explains how both costumes and dancing helped her through a particularly tough pandemic year... Amanda's Facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/ladyamp https://www.facebook.com/amanda.dance.79 Instagram: @ladyamp007 Robot Monkey pages: https://www.fa…
 
Saifdean Ammous is a leading researcher, communicator, and educator in the field of Bitcoin, and he has advised corporations on bitcoin strategy, and helped many investors with performing their due diligence on Bitcoin. He is the author of The Bitcoin Standard and has a new book, The Fiat Standard, available for pre-sale now. In this conversation, …
 
Today is a new type of episode. We have no guest. I explain a situation, elaborate on the details, and finish with an opinion on where I think we are headed. Today’s topic is Elizabeth Warren’s recent comments about bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market. ======================= Did you know nearly 338 million dollars worth of NFTs were sent last ye…
 
Completed in 1914, the Panama Canal has long been regarded as a triumph of American ingenuity, a conquest over nature that helped secure the United States’ position as a world power. Taking ten years to build, it opened up new trading routes between East and West by providing a vital waterway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. But what was th…
 
Whitman discusses the inevitabilty of death and finds peace in those assurances of the title. A hugely influential figure in American poetry and American culture, Whitman wrote mostly in free verse and much of his work addresses the ideals of humanism. Leaves of Grass, the collection from which Assurances is taken, was revised multiple times by Whi…
 
HOME: "The place where you are treated best and grumble most. Here’s a sigh to those who love me, And a smile to those who hate; And whatever sky’s above me, Here’s a heart for every fate. Were’t the last drop in the well, As i gasped upon the brink, Ere my fainting spirit fell, ’Tis to thee that I would drink." -Byron https://archive.org/details/t…
 
Marty Bent is the man and legend behind Marty's Bent, a daily newsletter about Bitcoin, along with the host of Tales from the Crypt, one of the most popular Bitcoin podcasts. In this conversation, we discuss bitcoin mining, ESG initiatives, gas flare capture energy production, proof of work, proof of stake and whether bitcoin is winning. ==========…
 
Welcome to part two of my workshop, Homeschooling with JOY. At the beginning of COVID, I made a video workshop that I have free, so that people could be supported through a difficult time. I uploaded it to YouTube, and it will stay there for time immemorial. I decided it would be good as an audio option as well, so for the next few weeks, I’ll be p…
 
Eighteen years ago, a group of idealists pooled their resources to establish a communal farm on the West Coast of California. As the years pass, and one by one members drift back to their former lives, it becomes time to re-read the legal agreement into which they all entered with such hope and promise. What does the Covenant mean today for the fin…
 
Warning: This episode contains occasional strong language. To escape his messy divorce, Steven decides to return to his parent's home in rural Ireland. But memories abound. What can he grasp of value from the distant events of his childhood? Relic was written by Ash Corristine and directed by Jamie Barker. It featured Winter Foenander as Steven, Ga…
 
We return to Brothers from Season One but now look at events from the viewpoints of the wives. Are they thinking and saying the same as their spouses or are cracks beginning to appear in both marriages amidst the larger family? Sisters-in-Law was written by Matthew Huntington and directed by Michelle Hood. It featured Mia Skytte as Kate and Claire …
 
Warning: This episode contains occasional strong language. Robert’s London home is his refuge and comfort, fully kitted out with the latest smart technology as a sign of professional independence and his worldly success. But Robert is still on a restless search for love. What could possibly go wrong? Butterflies was written by Tony Voller and direc…
 
Warning: This episode contains sensitive subject matter which some listeners may find upsetting When Lisa is asked by her local newspaper to interview a small town quilting group, she suspects it is nothing more than another community news story. But as the group starts to open up about how they came to join, events twist into one gripping surprise…
 
Lyn Alden is the founder of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy, which provides market research to hundreds of thousands of individual investors and financial professionals. Lyn’s focus is on value investing with a global macro overlay, including currency differentials, shifts in monetary policy, and equity valuations. In this conversation, we discuss mo…
 
Hosted and narrated by John Stamos, The Grand Scheme: Snatching Sinatra is a complicated, nuanced story of one imperfect man trying to redeem himself by pulling off the perfect crime. Did you ever feel like everything’s broken, and it’s your job to fix it? That’s how Barry Keenan was feeling back in 1963. He was broke, unemployed, hooked on booze a…
 
Hosted and narrated by John Stamos, The Grand Scheme: Snatching Sinatra is a complicated, nuanced story of one imperfect man trying to redeem himself by pulling off the perfect crime. Did you ever feel like everything’s broken, and it’s your job to fix it? That’s how Barry Keenan was feeling back in 1963. He was broke, unemployed, hooked on booze a…
 
After a brush with death, Elizabeth Taylor’s on top of the world. She has an Oscar, a million-dollar paycheck for Cleopatra, and a steamy new love interest: her stormy and hard-living co-star, Richard Burton. But when their affair threatens to become even more wild and destructive than Antony and Cleopatra’s, Elizabeth has to make a choice. Is she …
 
i A nightclub photographer takes a picture to be used as proof of grounds for divorce. Brad intercepts the picture but finds a picture of a dead man in the background. Original Air Date: August 4, 1955 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net. Mail a donation……
 
A wonderful example of a poem actually about being in love (rather than unrequited love or loss etc.), Rossetti uses the celebration of a birthday to celebrate her love with some glorious natural imagery in the second stanza. Rossetti wrote some incredible poetry - we'll definitely be featuring more soon. https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/4499…
 
Another Rich and Daily Update for today coming at you: first, Britney Spears posted topless photos of herself on Insta this weekend — and then J Lo celebrated turning 52 (!) with a scantily clad selfie of her own. She also confirmed that Bennifer is ON in ways no one could have ever predicted. Is it the early 2000s all over again, or is the Bennife…
 
Eliot Brown writes about startups and venture capital out of The Wall Street Journal's San Francisco office. He previously covered commercial real estate and economic development from New York City. Eliot’s new book, The Cult of We, breaks down what happened over the last few years with WeWork. In this conversation, we discuss WeWork, startup fundi…
 
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