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Join nerd power couple Alex and Elayne as we take a spoiler-free chapter-by-chapter dive into the classic sci-fi Dune series by Frank Herbert. Elayne is a prolific sci-fi/fantasy reader who has somehow let this classic series pass her by, while Alex is on his second read and will be our resident “expert”. In each episode, released on Mondays, we'll recap and discuss up to three chapters, and talk about plot points, characters, and the Dune universe at large, all in a manner that's spoiler-fr ...
 
Co-hosts Tad and Aleks host a variety show that covers a multitude of topics. Sometimes we share personal stories, sometimes we cover TIME TRAVEL CRIME and non-military history. Other times we simply answer the big questions no one has the GUTS to tackle. Like, why my peepee hard? Some example shows are: Being arrested outside of a comic shop, the more-than-a-friendship of Gilgamesh and Enkidu, shutting down Neopets, the unending terror that is Homestuck, the unending terror that is living i ...
 
Imperial law enforcer Amaranthe Lokdon is good at her job: she can deter thieves and pacify thugs, if not with a blade, then by toppling an eight-foot pile of coffee canisters onto their heads. But when ravaged bodies show up on the waterfront, an arson covers up human sacrifices, and a powerful business coalition plots to kill the emperor, she feels a tad overwhelmed. Worse, Sicarius, the empire's most notorious assassin, is in town. He's tied in with the chaos somehow, but Amaranthe would ...
 
Volume V of a series containing anecdotes and stories, some well-known, others less so, of particular countries. This fifth volume covers the history of Germany from its first contact with Rome up to the coronation of Emperor William, describing history for children and young adults in an exciting and novel manner. (Introduction by Kalynda)
 
The World In-Between is a Dungeons and Dragons-inspired campaign podcast that follows the story of three groups of adventurers across a continent plagued by war and imperialism. Join the Elysian Empire group on their journey across the land in service to the coldblooded Emperor Titus Cicero Amulius, the Fae group as they make their way through ancient Fae lands searching for allies and reuniting kingdoms, and the Lolos Republic group gathering secret intel to protect their country from the E ...
 
Join pro wrestling historians Big D and Brandon Draven for a wacky and fun journey through the history of professional wrestling with the Kayfabulous Lucha Bros Wrestling Podcast - brought to you SuperfriendsUniverse.com. On most weeks you'll hear D and Draven pick a random show from the past, give you the most in depth and analytical discussion of ANY show on the interwebs, AND bring the barrel of laughs along the way. Its like no other show you've ever heard - I promise. Subscribe to the s ...
 
Marcus Aurelius was a Roman Emperor and philosopher who wrote Meditations; insights which were considered to give the meaning of life. The book was not written with the intent to be published. It offers a noteworthy chain of challenging situations which are a reflection on spirituality and enumerate the struggle to understand oneself and one's role in the universe. Written in the style of a journal, Meditations emphasizes that life in this world is short. Aurelius was a stoic philosopher who ...
 
I am Emperor Palpatine. I rule the galaxy.I know that a lot of you hate me -- don't bother to deny it, I have seen it -- but I think that's just because you haven't gotten to know me. I'm not the loveless murderer people make me out to be. Really. Once you get to know me you'll find out that I'm really a nice guy.Honestly.
 
Author Dana Schwartz explores the stories of some of history’s most fascinating royals: the tyrants and the tragic, the murderers and the murdered, and everyone in between. Because when you’re wearing a crown, mistakes often mean blood. New episodes every two weeks, on Tuesdays.
 
Save more and spend less is more than just a motto for money expert Clark Howard; it’s a way of life. Clark and his crew — Team Clark — are on a mission to empower people to take control of their personal finances by providing money-saving tips, consumer advice, hot deals and economic news to help everyone achieve financial freedom. Clark is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host and a consumer reporter for television stations around the country. His podcast, The Clark Howard Show, rec ...
 
Critical Music podcasts bring you the latest tunes and mixes from Critical artists and special guests such as Kasra, Mefjus, Emperor, Ivy Lab, Rockwell, Break, Enei, Calibre, Vicious Circle, Cyantific, S.P.Y, Total Science, Jubei, Lenzman, Sabre, Foreign Concept plus a ton of mixes from the scene’s vast pool of new blood. Featuring exclusive dubplates, recent releases, classic tracks and the latest lbel news. It’s Drum and Bass at its best. KEEP IT CRITICAL!
 
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WHAT IF WEDNESDAY - At the end of The Empire Strikes Back, the thrilling duel between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader was the high point of these two iconic characters finally facing off. In that fight scene, Vader tried to freeze Luke in carbonite. Han Solo had been frozen as a trial run to make sure it was safe for Luke. What if Luke hadn’t been f…
 
Bokassa was a military colonel in the 1950's who took control of the Central African Republic in a coup d'état. His obsession with Napoleon and his lust for power drove him to commit some of the most depraved acts imaginable on his own people.As they say, absolute power corrupts, absolutely.Check out more of the Anthology of Heroes Podcast at https…
 
In this episode, we take a look at chapters five through seven of God Emperor of Dune, in which Leto learns that boredom can be a real hazard to one's health as the latest in a long line of Duncan Idahos confronts his master, Moneo tries to balance his responsibilities and loyalty to the God Emperor with his concerns for his rebellious daughter, Le…
 
This is the era of Roman history where the Goths from the north begin to pose a serious threat to the stability of the faltering Roman empire. When they begin to lay siege to Roman cities Decius rides to confront them, not realising the challenging battles that await him. Guest: Associate Professor Caillan Davenport (Senior Lecturer, Roman History,…
 
Delighted to have the learned and inspirational Dr. Barrie Tan back on the podcast! Last year we had a great conversation on the true story of Vitamin E, and explained the importance of Tocotrienols versus Tocopherol. This time Dr. Tan is bristling with his recent discoveries, and will reveal one of our body's crucial components - Geranylgeraniol (…
 
England and the Netherlands were natural allies when they both became Protestant, which finally happened in England in 1558 when Elizabeth I was crowned queen. In 1585 the queen sent Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester with 5,000 to 6,000 troops to the Netherlands to help in their revolt against the Spanish rulers of the Netherlands. Dur: 16mins File:…
 
It was called 'Project Pearl' and the mission was to smuggle a million bibles into China. On a moonlit night 40 years, vast crates containing the bibles were unloaded on to the sand in Shantou. It was a covert operation and Paul Estabrooks was there. He tells Emily how they managed to avoid capture by the Chinese authorities and what was driving th…
 
The Bad Batch - Episode 8 full breakdown. We pick up with The Bad Batch from last week as they try to find their place as descerters. They must find a way to survive on their own. There ARE SPOILERS in this episode so be advised. Listen as we highlight the main points in this new episode discussing all new characters and theories. Learn more about …
 
Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. / Christa & Clark have a harrowing car rental experience with some great advice for all - Something you should do before you show up at the rental counter can save your day. Clark Stinks & Ask Clark topics include: Here Is Clark Howard’s Bottom Line on Bitcoin / Pr…
 
DARK SIDE FRIDAY - Palpatine is known for being confident and in control. With his Force ability to see into the future, Palpatine was always 10 steps ahead of everyone. Was Palpatine ever caught off guard? Did he ever show concern or even fear? Today we listen to a very interesting backstory about when Palpatine shows fear in public for the first …
 
In earlier centuries, when science and spirituality were considered one and the same, the world was full of advice and warnings surrounding pregnancy cravings. In the second part of this two-part series, Ben and Noel explore how humans perceived these cravings: as superstition, stereotype and, eventually, science. Learn more about your ad-choices a…
 
It’s time for some major sales! Amazon Prime days are coming up, and other retailers are already putting out screaming deals to compete. A Clark smart deals roundup. / Verizon & AT&T offer deals to stop switchers. Are the new phone giveaway deals a real bargain? AT&T and Verizon compete with free phones - with a catch... - Report: The Best Smartpho…
 
59% of U.S. workers say that communication is their team's biggest obstacle to success, followed by accountability at 29% Today’s book explains a simple, powerful tool that helps team leaders and members align and get clarity on exactly who is responsible for each part of the team's most important activities and projects. With the guidance of today…
 
Today we go behind the scenes of Episode VI as George Lucas and his team are developing the storyline for The Return of the Jedi. We dive into a transcript from a production meeting where they discuss Vader and Palpatine’s motivations towards Luke. Embedded in this discussion, we get some more insight as to how powerful Obi-Wan has become. Is Obi-W…
 
THEORY THURSDAY - When Count Dooku and Darth Maul showed up in the Prequels, they both already had an intense connection with the Force and strong fighting abilities. They were obviously well trained. How was Palpatine able to train them in secret? In today’s podcast, Count Dooku reveals the secret training grounds where Palpatine trained his appre…
 
NERD THEORY IRL - Listen as Josh and I talk about the very interesting rumors regarding the Ahsoka Show and the possibility of Barriss Offee being in the show. We will also discuss all the other Star Wars news, respond to questions and share theories from THE CHAT, and of course new Bad Batch reactions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megap…
 
An update on Clark’s review of T-Mobile’s home internet service. / Clark loves solar power but has a warning about the industry. What to know when installing solar for your home. Ask Clark topics include: 1031 Exchange Rules: What You Need to Know - Clark avoids this as capital gains tax rates are favorable now / Best Free Password Managers: 7 Top …
 
Today we bring to life a scene from the Duel of the Fates script by Colin Trevorrow. Trevorrow was originally slated to write and direct Star Wars - Episode 9. When Trevorrow was fired from the project, JJ Abrams took over to finish off; creating The Rise of Skywalker. In today’s podcast, we open up Trevorrow’s script where we find Kylo Ren as he v…
 
Every spring thaw between 1812 and 1814 seemed to inaugurate a completely new war in North America. The momentum in the War of 1812 would swing wildly between the Americans and British until the two sides eventually hammered out a peace in 1814. Before the war was over the Niagara frontier would be desolated, York and Washington would both be ravag…
 
Pregnancy is amazing — and scary, and beautiful, and a thousand other things. The modern world has stereotypes and tropes aplenty about pregnancy, especially including the phenomena known as pregnancy cravings. But how far back does this go? In the first part of this series, Ben and Noel explore the history of cravings, along with beliefs about how…
 
We bear the cost of credit card fraud directly. A quarter of Americans were victims of credit card fraud last year. One simple way to protect your wallet. / Are you concerned robots will take over all of our jobs? Throughout modern human history, there have been predictions of job loss due to technology. Clark smart historical perspective on automa…
 
Zheng He & Co. have left the station and are sailing out! They leave the safety of the Yangtze River and set their compasses southbound and down, first to Fujian, then to Vietnam, Java, Sri Lanka, and finally all the way to India, all in the name of trade and riches. But the return journey will turn out to be anything but a pleasure-cruise. Between…
 
White Boy summer (please GOD don't be a racist thing) is well underway and the Boyz (the white boy part of 'WBS') have a lot to say for themselves. Tad describes his struggle finding an apartment that doesn't have ducks and Aleks gives praise to an unexpected RPG and a tier list of the best Walmart TV sexual assault shows. https://imgur.com/a/vJYBI…
 
According to the Pareto principle, 20% of the products, services, features, you name it, generates 80% of the business. I’ve seen this principle play out in big corporations with 400+ brands and I witnessed it inside small businesses alike. So, why not focus more on the chunk that has the biggest impact? While pursuing my corporate career I noticed…
 
Palpatine and Dooku have a rich backstory revolving around each other’s rise as Sith Lords. There was a time when the two of them were vying for a position as apprentice. Palpatine was Plagueis’ apprentice but Dooku was on Plagueis’ radar as a possible replacement for Palpatine due to his powerful ascension as a Jedi Master. Let’s listen to this in…
 
COMIC BOOK TUESDAY - We continue Darth Vader 2020 comic series written by Greg Pack. This series follows Darth Vader after The Empire Strikes Back. It covers Vader’s events leading up to The Return of the Jedi. Today we open up Issue #6 - Darth Vader must confront Palpatine and be held accountable for his actions and his emotions. Vader’s journey i…
 
Clark breaks down the true value of remodeling and the best reason to do a home upgrade. / Trading, bartering, getting stuff for free - Several ways to find goods, from clothing to furniture, for little or no money while helping to eliminate waste. Ask Clark topics include: Google Fi Review: The Best Cell Phone Provider for International Travel? / …
 
A New Hope showcased Vader and Obi-Wan battling in their icon duel. Obi-Wan tells Vader: “You can’t win Darth. If you strike me down, then I will become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.” Obi-Wan surrenders allowing Vader to give his death strike. Within the blink of an eye, Obi-Wan Kenobi vanishes from this world. What happened next? …
 
MANDO-VERSE MONDAY - Today we fully explain The Pyke Syndicate from The Clone Wars. We cover their interactions with Darth Maul, as well as their history with the Jedi. How were the Pyke Syndicate involved in the death of Sifo Dyas? What is their connection with Han Solo? Listen as we fully explain the long and rich history of The Pyke Syndicate. L…
 
What will you be doing on Sunday afternoon? You could look to Cornwall where the G7 will draw to a close and a group of young Christians will meet at Truro Cathedral. There they will bless a wicker boat to be carried in relay to Glasgow in time for the UN Climate Change Conference in October. Edward Stourton asks if they can really hope to change m…
 
In this episode, we have a look at how Tencent was and is viewed by its partners and competitors, including how Tencent went from being a public enemy to being the favourite. June Workshop Tickets (Four-Day Work Week): 1A: 27 June, 10:00-11:00 (BST) 1B: 27 June, 18:00-19:00 (BST) Transcript available at: www.chinesecolloquialised.com…
 
The Bad Batch - Episode 7 full breakdown. We pick up with The Bad Batch as they are making their way in the shadows of the newly formed Empire after the events of Order 66. There ARE SPOILERS in this episode so be advised. Listen as we highlight the main points in this new episode discussing all new characters and theories. Learn more about your ad…
 
Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. / Weddings are coming back in big numbers. Couples can eliminate the financial pitfalls that can poison a relationship by first thinking through what’s important to each and having an ongoing dialogue to get financial cards on the table. Hear Clark smart strategies…
 
#150: Helen Pluckrose on the Role of Postmodernism in the Construction of Modern Social-Justice Dogmas (Quillette Podcast) https://media.whooshkaa.com/show/5023/episode/832052.mp3 https://quillette.com/2021/05/25/podcast-150-helen-pluckrose-on-the-role-of-postmodernism-in-the-construction-of-modern-social-justice-dogmas/…
 
DARK SIDE FRIDAY - General Grievous is a very unique character. The events that lead to Grievous’ death in Revenge of the Sith only gave us glimpses into the cyborg general’s superior fighting abilities. Today we will detail just how powerful Grievous actually was and everything that happened when he captured Palpatine. This is a very intense story…
 
Less than 18 hours after Richard Carrington noticed something screwy on the sun’s surface, chaos erupted. Telegraph operators found their machines literally aflame. The Northern Lights were visible from Cuba. People and plants across the globe became convinced it was daytime. Centuries later, Ben and Noel explore the consequences of the Carrington …
 
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