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Those Conspiracy Guys is a comedy, history and True Crime podcast based in Ireland and deals with everything from the out-there conspiracy theories like aliens, time travel, and ancient civilisations to the more grounded, historical and provable conspiracies like political and financial corruption, scientific chicanery and secret government agency shenanigans. From the high concept topics like inter dimensional lizard men, complicated assassination plots and future technology like alternativ ...
 
A reading of Beliefs of the Heart weekly article, followed by a reflection: the reason behind the article, comments from readers, or other versions that were edited out. Live comments by author Sam Williamson. You can find more of Sam's writing at: https://beliefsoftheheart.com/ Special thanks to Keith Medley for his FANTASTIC 27 string guitar background song, Ancestors. You can find more of Keith's music at: http://www.keithmedleymusic.com/
 
I’ve been going to science fiction, fantasy, horror, and comic book conventions since I was 15, and I’ve found that while the con which takes place within the walls of a hotel or convention center is always fun, the con away from the con—which takes place when I wander off-site with friends for a meal—can often be more fun. In fact, my love of tracking down good food while traveling the world attending conventions has apparently become so well known that one blogger even dubbed me "science f ...
 
●Bookey: Empower Your Mind Anywhere, Anytime. Download and check out more features with the Bookey App. ●Bookey app download link: https://share.bookey.app/iCJo9F8sJ5 ●Why Use Bookey? “So many books, so little time!” Well, no wordy books here, only 30 mins audible book summaries. Unlock the big ideas from world bestseller that cover Self Help, Biography, Leadership Development, Art, Business, Stories and more ebooks. Each title is complemented with a mind map that highlights the essence of t ...
 
The thought-provoking weekly podcast hosted by Sam & Priya - two teachers who love discussing the education system, how to navigate through the society we live in and how we can make the world just that little bit better for future generations! We cover a range of topics surrounding the world of education and have some fantastic guests to share their expertise and experiences.
 
Hi, I'm Sam Ervin, and I’m the host of Do You Take This Man? In this podcast, my guests and I discuss stories of "for better" and "for worse" from men doing their best to navigate the seas of gay romance and relationships. I'm a gay man living in Denver, Colorado, and I belong to a fantastic team of dedicated gay men creating the popular wedding and lifestyle blog Men's Vows. Join us as we discuss the real highs and lows, ins and outs, and do’s and dont’s of gay relationships, and laugh plen ...
 
Incredible life stories of Neurodivergent people sharing what it‘s like to live on different spectrums with many traits. Autistic, ADHD, Dyspraxic, Dyscalculic, Tourettes and OCD guests tell us about their childhoods, education, work and personal life - and how their mental health has been impacted by being wired differently.
 
Sup Doc is the #1 Podcast about Documentaries! This lively show features comedy, commentary & recaps with classic and not-so-classic documentaries! On each episode comedians Paco Romane and George Chen give actual analysis while hilariously discussing the documentary with their wide array of amazing guests, plus games and film clips. These hosts hit the right tone of funny and thoughtful. Sup Doc has been described as "a fun way to pore over docs" by Vulture, a "great idea" by Boing Boing an ...
 
A podcast that travels the bumpy road to achieving your dreams and speaks to those who have successfully made the leap. Have you ever wanted to quit your day job and follow your dream career? Cathrine Mahoney did it. It wasn't easy, but she gave up a cushy job as a celebrity publicist and decided to try and make it as an author. Spoiler alert she got the book deal and her first book is out in 2022 globally through Simon & Schuster. Every week Cathrine speaks to a different person who has qui ...
 
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During the battle of World War Two, in the Japanese-occupied city of Nanjing, China, posters were plastered in every corner encouraging unarmed Chinese civilians to return to their homes. The soldiers on the posters were depicted as being kind and generous, with illustrations of them embracing children of civilians and distributing food to those in…
 
SWAPCAST - On this episode I join Colin Geddis in his General Banter Podcast HQ in Belfast as part of his 12 Pods of Christmas; where we talk about conspiracies, comedy, dicks, willies and cocks. We do get a small bit serious about a few things but there is craic and chat of the highest order. I really did have a great time with Colin and Niall in …
 
The Motion E Podcast is back! Stuart Garlick talks to The Race Formula E correspondent Sam Smith, about his new book, the most important moments and figures in Formula E's history, and what challenges await the championship. Read exclusive content: https://www.motione.org/ Song: Netrum & Halvorsen - Phoenix [NCS Release] Music provided by NoCopyrig…
 
The British singer/songwriter Laura Marling returns with a refined sixth record Semper Femina, whose Latin title implies a more gender-specific note. The album is a gripping collection of poetic takes on womanhood- complete with seductive and ravishing arrangements. Unexpected deployments of strings – all kinds - and electronics create graceful swo…
 
SWAPCAST - On this Swapcast I join well loved TCG co-host Eamonn and his compadre Rob on their show Monster Fuzz and I get very impassioned by the new Matrix film and its overall shitness! We talk about simulation theories, other universes, CERN and 'the quantum'; and toward the end give a scathing appraisal of the newest and most blasphemous of th…
 
The London-based Vermont-born singer/fiddler/banjoist/guitarist and scion of a family of shape-note singers, Sam Amidon, has a reputation for having collected, re-imagined, and performed American traditional tunes or other folk music, in addition to collaborations with Kronos Quartet and composer Nico Muhly. In spring of 2017, Amidon released his f…
 
Dig into duck with Usman T. Malik as we discuss why the first pandemic year was his most prolific period ever as a writer, how the Clarion Workshop helped him decide what kind of writer he wanted to be, our shared concerns over revising our early stories, the way his medical training gives him an intriguing advantage as a writer, how every love sto…
 
Sam Clements is curating a fictional film festival. He'll accept almost anything, but the movie must not be longer than 90 minutes. This is the 90 Minutes Or Less Film Fest podcast. In episode 75 Sam is joined by puppeteer and voice actor Brian Herring. Brian has chosen Don Bluth's 1982 animated feature, The Secret of NIMH (82 minutes). Bluth's dir…
 
Songwriter Aimee Mann left her successful major label band Til Tuesday back in the early 1990's and never looked back. Her stunning recording resume includes classic songs from "Magnolia," include the Oscar-nominated "Save Me", as well as numerous records, released on her own label. Many of her slow, bruising, crafty, and catchy songs may shine wit…
 
On this episode we cast our eyes skyward and prepare for the end times as we discuss the seemingly inevitable extra terrestrial invasion scenario that was famously predicted by a Canadian journalist and now fabled conspiracy theories Serge Monast known as Project Blue Beam Blue Beam began its round in the public discourse after a 1994 article was w…
 
In the first of a planned series of Off-Track podcasts, about motorsport fans and participants and their passions, Stuart Garlick talks for the second time to comic-book artist Hayley Mulcahy (Hayley Mulch) about her motorsport art, her comic universes, and how she builds worlds. Visit Hayley's store: https://hayleymulch.com/ Song: Netrum & Halvors…
 
Beirut-based indie-rock band Mashrou’ Leila tackles taboo topics - political corruption, same-sex love, religion (inter-religious marriage), and Middle Eastern feminism. Their catchy and danceable Arabic pop songs are full of guitars, drum machines, samples, violin and frontman Hamed Sinno’s sensual voice. In the years since they first formed in 20…
 
What is it like to be poor? If you ask a person who is not poor to imagine what poverty is like, they may say that poverty includes socioeconomic difficulties. However, no matter how poor someone is, life will go on. After all, they may be thinking, poor people are also living a life, just like everyone else. If you find yourself agreeing with this…
 
A survey has shown that by 2020, there were roughly 4.54 billion Internet users worldwide, with a penetration rate of 59%, an increase of almost 300 million since 2019. Globally, social media is used by 3.96 billion people—approximately 51% of the world population—with a year-on-year increase of 10%. The Internet has now become an integral part of …
 
It’s finally the day of Rabbit’s pancake picnic! She’s going to make the pancakes all by herself . . . but she can’t find her recipe book. Bother! Rabbit decides to try to remember the recipe and adds syrup, strawberries, apples, and lots of other ingredients to the mixture. Her friends try to help, but Rabbit is desperate to make the pancakes on h…
 
The Mexican singer-songwriter and arranger Silvana Estrada offers poeticism and a fresh take on traditional folk music resulting in a deeply heartfelt and lyrical sound which may tug at the heartstrings. A multi-instrumentalist raised in a musical home in the mountain town of Veracruz, she plays the Venezuelan cuatro (a four-stringed guitar) in man…
 
Just like every preschooler, Ruffles the puppy experiences all the ups and downs of daily life as he learns about the world around him. There are LOTS of things he likes and LOTS of things he doesn’t . . . and he doesn’t always get things quite right! The Teeny Tiny Kittens have come to stay and Ruffles is NOT happy. They pounce and purr and snore …
 
From a geopolitical perspective, Israel is arguably the world's worst country, suffering from issues with wars and terrorism. Moreover, Israel's land area of 25,000 square kilometers is mostly infertile. The Negev Desert has about 12,000 square kilometers and occupies almost half of the entire Israeli territory. However, the harsh climate condition…
 
Today we will unlock the book The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses and the Rise of the Tudors. This book details the history of the regime change from the fall of the House of Lancaster to the rise of the Tudors for nearly a century. In June 1420, a triumphant song rang out from a church in the city of Troyes., A young girl wearing a crown and e…
 
In 1990, to the shock of even its founder Sam Walton, Walmart’s profits reached $1 billion for the very first time, representing a colossal leap in profits from the $41 million the company made ten years ago. Wall Street investors were equally shocked, as they continually derided Walmart ever since its listing on the stock market. Even with the com…
 
Guitarist and singer Margaret Glaspy released her album Emotions and Math in 2016, and promptly found herself on a whole bunch of year-end lists of the best albums of the year, including those of the New York Times and NPR. It’s not hard to hear why – at times Glaspy snarls her way through love’s trials and travails, while her guitar snarls and thu…
 
We deep dive into Todd Haynes’ Velvet Underground documentary (2021) on AppleTV. Haynes talks to the surviving members of the band and a lot of New York art world and the Warhol Factory scene about this legendary group that blended drone, multimedia, and doo-wop. The first-person accounts are great and you get steeped in the heady New York days of …
 
This book presents us with thorough research on a manipulation tactic called gaslighting. Where does this name come from? During the initial stages of her research, Dr. Stern couldn’t quite put her finger on the phenomenon. Despite this, she knew that it was there, and it was real. Then, she recalled the term ‘gaslighting’ that had occasionally bee…
 
In this era of rapid development, the standards we set for ourselves are getting higher and higher. We all strive to be competent in our jobs, to stay healthy and fit. For that, we set multiple goals urging ourselves to accomplish them all at once. However, have you ever experienced anything similar to the following situations? You want to get fit,…
 
When it comes to dinosaurs, many people would think of the movie Jurassic Park. And though Spielburg consulted with experts and did an amazing job of reconstructing what dinosaurs looked like, it was, after all, just a movie. So what did real dinosaurs look like? Were they the jeep stomping monsters from the big screen or were they more complex tha…
 
Breakfast on Eggs Benedict with Fonda Lee as we discuss what it was like finishing the final book in her Green Bone Saga trilogy during the pandemic, her secret for keeping track of nearly 2,000 pages of characters and plot points, why every book project is terrifying in its own way, how much of the ending she knew at the beginning (and our opposin…
 
Sam Clements is curating a fictional film festival. He'll accept almost anything, but the movie must not be longer than 90 minutes. This is the 90 Minutes Or Less Film Fest podcast. Sam spoke to Boiling Point director Philip Barantini about shooting the film in one 90 minute take. The movie stars Stephen Graham, Vinette Robinson and Jason Flemyng. …
 
John Doe is a musician, actor, and author, and one of the founding fathers of the L.A. punk scene with his band X, which continues to this day. He has co-authored and collected first-hand accounts of L.A. punk experiences in the book, Under the Big Black Sun. John Doe has also done country and folk music with his other band The Knitters, and releas…
 
Since ancient times, Afghanistan’s unique geography has made it a strategic crossroads. Several civilizations converged in this place. And many great empires have fought with one another for dominance in the area. Many times, over thousands of years, Afghanistan has been invaded by foreign enemies. About 3000 to 4000 years ago, the Aryans conquered…
 
The west coast-based sound-maker and experimenter Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith weaves melodic patterns and pulses, using various analogue synthesizers – like the rare EMS Synthi 100 synthesizer, a vintage Buchla modular synthesizer, earning her a fun title as a composer and producer – “synthesist.” On Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith's 2017 album, The Kid, she craft…
 
This book serves as a reminder that while perfectionism may seem like a worthy ideal to strive towards, it makes us impose limits on ourselves and puts us in a bind. Perfectionism is a poison that is not only more harmful than we realize, but also extremely difficult to eradicate from our lives. Were perfectionism limited to personal preference, we…
 
This book is a broad-ranging masterpiece going from past to present-day and presents Kissinger’s understanding of the world order. It sheds light on the ways one manages international relations. From his perspective as a diplomat and a politician, Kissinger applies his extensive theoretical and practical experience from his 60-year diplomatic caree…
 
Listen to London’s Afrofuturist jazz masters Sons of Kemet, New York-based poet, composer, and stutterer JJJJJerome Ellis, and the custom baritone guitar of South African Guy Buttery. AND you must see and hear the prepared guitar of Sardinian composer, ethnomusicologist, and instrument builder Paolo Angeli, who filmed a beautiful remote session on …
 
When we observe children, we often find them crying over a broken toy for one second, then playing happily with another toy in the next. Or, they argue with a friend and say, "I'm not going to be friends with you. I am not going to play with you." And in the blink of an eye, the two resumed their relationship. It seems that children are good at for…
 
If life is a race, the most appropriate analogy for it would be a marathon. Life is a long track, and our success on this track depends on a combination of perseverance, patience, and self-confidence over a sustained period of time. Unfortunately, most people instead regard it as a 100-meter sprint, and almost everyone wants their children to get a…
 
Most people should be familiar with one of the most destructive wars in European history, World War I. The War left more than 10 million people dead and 20 million wounded. As for the front lines of the conflict, you might be more familiar with major fronts in Europe, where the largest number of troops were deployed. With that being said, far fewer…
 
Hear/Watch some of the 2021 highlights for the Soundcheck Podcast by Amsterdam-based Turkish psych band Altin Gün, London pianist and soundscape artist Neil Cowley, composer/vocalist/pianist Samora Pinderhughes’ art/protest songs, and Guatemalan cellist Mabe Fratti. Plus, singer and guitarist Torres and her band, live from The Greene Space. - Caryn…
 
The name “Ginsburg” is now fixed in the public consciousness. She was the second woman, the first Jewish woman, to serve on the United States Supreme Court. After her death due to cancer on September 18, 2020, the White House lowered its flag at half-mast in her honor. Before Ginsburg became a pop-culture icon, some liberals had called her out beca…
 
Nibble Neapolitan pizza with José Pablo Iriarte as we discuss their go-to karaoke song, why being a math teacher makes it even harder to write about math, what they learned from Speaker for the Dead, how their feelings about Orson Scott Card help them empathize with those struggling over J.K. Rowling today, why they trunked their favorite story unt…
 
Los Angeles-born, Virginia-based singer-songwriter Angelica Garcia harnesses some country-blues twang, playing songs from her debut full-length, "Medicine for Birds," live, with her full band, in the studio. She taps into the magnolia trees, starry skies, and the ghosts of gothic Americana, written in her newfound isolation of a dusty old parish ho…
 
Sam Lee is much more than a musician - he's a storyteller. In "Blackbird," from his album The Fade In Time, his deep croons and intricate vocals breathe life into forgotten stories, drawing you into a colorful and heart-wrenching world. The album title is appropriate, since he collects traditional English songs and repurposes them for a new place a…
 
What is the greatest challenge facing mankind today? Every person has a different answer to this question. Jared Diamond, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the bestselling sociology classic Guns, Germs and Steel, which we have unlocked for you in a previous bookey, believes that the problem of income disparity among various countries around the …
 
This book narrates the history of the Byzantine Empire, which grew and prospered despite turmoil for a thousand years. The first three centuries AD were a time of great prosperity for the Roman Empire. Roman architects, engineers and soldiers could be found all over the continent, establishing order wherever they went. Roads were well connected to …
 
Lou Reed. Dr. John. Bruce Springsteen. John Cale. Levon Helm. Garland Jeffreys has collaborated with all of them, and his gravelly voice, roots-rock DNA, and trenchant writing has always channeled the best bits of each of them. A recording artist since the 1960s, Brooklyn native Jeffreys has had more career ups (and downs) than most artists can dre…
 
Growing up, Goggins did not enjoy the typical carefree childhood that many of his peers did. Instead, he and his mother and brother lived under the tyranny of his abusive father, who exposed them to a world of violence and pain from a young age. This affected him for a long time. Young Goggins was unmotivated and aimless, with a rage within him whi…
 
LIVESHOW On this LIVE episode I head to Manchester to the Chapeltown Picture House to do a live show for the wonderful fans in the North! We had such craic talking about Neil How and Bill Strauss and The Fourth Turning as well as global economics, being a conspiracy theorist and a word guy with mad eyebrows who chases us all in our dreams! Thanks s…
 
Have you ever met people who, when leaving the house, repeatedly check if doors are locked or appliances are turned off? Or those who constantly wash their hands for a long time? Or those who for no apparent reason repeat the same word or number over and over? Or people who arrange their bookshelves perfectly in a certain order? There is a big poss…
 
Over the two decades DiAngelo has worked on talking about diversity with American enterprises. She has noticed what you too most likely observed after being asked this question. The fact is that white people are not good at discussing racism, but their opinions are omnipresent. The raw truth is that speech based on sentences like “everyone should b…
 
London-based dance music artist, classically trained pianist/composer, and Chicago native Kate Simko, along with the London Electronic Orchestra, combine harp, violin, cello & laptop, live in the studio. Layers of clubby electronics and keyboards support delicate harp, violin and cello melodies. Altogether, the result is a buoyant, airy, and uplift…
 
George Orwell wrote this political satire in the form of a fable in 1945, giving it the title Animal Farm. The book shocked the world, fueling conflicts between capitalism in the USA and the socialism of the Soviet Union. The story triggered different responses from the two opposing ideologies. In the capitalist countries of the West, the work was …
 
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