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Each week, Jordan Calhoun and Meghan Walbert of Lifehacker brings in all-star guests to tackle the stuff that matters—like how to be happy, how to buy a TV, how to be less bad with money and how to tell if you’re dating a psychopath. Look, you're doing great, but quite frankly we think you can be a little better. All your friends do too. It's time for The Upgrade.
 
Collider Ladies Night puts the spotlight on the need-to-know female voices in Hollywood through an entertaining, in-depth conversation. Who’s on the rise? Who’s changing the industry for the better? Collider.com senior producer Perri Nemiroff sits down with these standout forces to cover their journey from early influences, current projects, and beyond.
 
At The End of the Tunnel brings to life the Emerson quote: “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” Host Light Watkins helps his guests uncover the story behind the story of how they started their movement for social good, by leading them through a retrospective of their “dark tunnel” moments to reveal how they found their inner light. If you’re in the darkness right now, hearing these stories will surely help you to find your inner light as well.
 
Banned in the United States and United Kingdom throughout the 1920s, Ulysses turned conventional ideas of the novel inside out with its bold new form, style and theme. Deeply rooted in the Greek myth of the hero of the Trojan War, Joyce bases his novel on Ulysses or Odysseus, who is doomed to voyage for ten years before returning home to Ithaca. Joyce had been deeply influenced by the Iliad and the Odyssey, which he had read from Charles Lamb's adaptations as a child. In fact, he considered ...
 
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This week we're talking with award-winning author Wendy Thomas Russell about tackling the tricky topic of religion with kids—whether you're religious yourself or not. Listen to hear Wendy's advice on how to talk about the religions that are embedded in our culture and answer tricky questions about God in a neutral and educational way. Wendy is the …
 
“Let not the world witches or devils condemn / They follow us, and then we follow them.” Along with witches, devils, murders and Morris dancing, our spooky Halloween special features a list of James’s favourite witches, the only Dog Nora doesn’t love, a woman disguised as a boy (of course), and some casual bigamy. If you love this episode, follow u…
 
Michael James Wong is today’s guest, the founder of Just Breathe, and a leading voice in the global movement for modern mindfulness. He is an author, speaker, community leader, and meditation teacher who is dedicated to expanding the conversation around mental health. As well as being internationally recognized for his work in the wellness communit…
 
This week we're learning how to be a better reader with help from librarian and podcaster Margaret H. Willison. Listen to hear Margaret break down how we should re-think our definitions of "good" or "well-read" readers, and the tactics we can use to improve our reading game. After our conversation with Margaret, we get tips from librarian and autho…
 
Victoria Pedretti is back on Collider Ladies Night for You Season 3! Back in October, we had an extended conversation about her journey in the industry thus far, but now it’s time to dig a little deeper, play some games and also discuss what Love goes through in the new season of You. At the start of Season 3, Joe (Penn Badgley) and Love are marrie…
 
747. Social Awkwardness / Very British Problems (with Michael Lavers from Level Up English) Talking to Michael Lavers from the Level Up English Podcast about learning Japanese, embarrassing moments in language learning, social awkwardness and some "very British problems". Are you as socially awkward as a British person? Let's see how you and Michae…
 
Are you willing to do what John MacArthur, James White, and many reformed conservatives won’t do? It’s simple: Name Albert Mohler as a danger to the church. John MacArthur has said, “I will fight error, but I will not fight my friends.” We think he needs to reconsider his friendships. Those friends have already rejected him. He needs to be willing …
 
I grew up mighty obsessed with The Goonies, like many others out there. And yes, that’s the movie that first introduced me to Martha Plimpton, but right now it’s time to put the spotlight on Plimpton’s lengthy and hugely impressive list of achievements that span multiple storytelling formats. On this episode of Collider Ladies Night, Plimpton revis…
 
In today’s episode, author, speaker, podcaster, and wellness entrepreneur, Jonathan Fields, shares the life experiences that led him to develop the concept for Sparketypes, from his time as a DJ to his time as an attorney, and how it took hitting rock bottom physically, emotionally, and mentally for him to start pursuing his true passions. Jonathan…
 
746. Karl Pilkington's 3-Minute Wonders / Manchester Accent Understand English as it is spoken by native speakers. Let's listen to Karl Pilkington rambling about life, the universe & everything, and see what we can understand and learn. Karl is from Manchester, so we'll be looking at some features of his accent, picking up plenty of vocabulary and …
 
This week we're learning how to tackle the notorious challenge of dating with help from Logan Ury—Director of Relationship Science at Hinge and author of the new book, How to Not Die Alone: The Surprising Science That Will Help You Find Love. Listen to hear Logan talk about what we so often get wrong about what makes someone a good match, how we're…
 
What do Mean Girls, James Bond, and baguettes all have to do with Richard II? Join James, Nora, and special guest Dr Ambereen Dadabhoy to find out! We’ve got scheming uncles, familiar castles, and improbable timelines galore in our first foray into Shakespeare’s history plays. Ambereen is an Associate Professor of Literature at Harvey Mudd College.…
 
Today we get to have a conversation with the owner of the first plant-based restaurant in Latin America! Mariana Blanco started her business, Los Loosers in Mexico City about ten years ago, with the mission of convincing more people about how delicious vegan food can be. In our chat, we get to hear what made Mariana go vegan as a young child, how f…
 
Olivia Thirlby just added a mighty exciting title to her filmography, and it was a title that was a bit unexpected for her. It’s FX’s Y: The Last Man. Based on the DC Comics’ series from Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, the show covers what happens when an apocalyptic event kills every mammal with a Y chromosome minus two individuals — Yorick Brown…
 
745. Mental Factors in Learning English (with Ray Addam) [English with Ray SwapCast] Talking to English teacher Ray Addam from Glasgow in Scotland about mental factors in learning English, such as anxiety, confidence, stress and motivation. Video version available on YouTube. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-pve LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke…
 
This week we're learning how to better care for our skin with help from physician and Atlantic staff writer James Hamblin. Listen to hear James explain why using less soap might actually be better for your skin's microbiome and how we should be re-thinking what "good hygiene" really is. James is the author of If Our Bodies Could Talk: Operating and…
 
Mark Carter, President of MC Squared and Manish Gupta , founder and CTO of TagOne join Joe Witte to talk about the FDA's New Era of Smarter Food Safety and the recent Traceability Challenge. Mark, Manish, and Joe cover topics such as: The future of food safety What food provenance looks like Tech traceability Primary risks to the food supply chain …
 
744. The Rick Thompson Report: Fuel Crisis / Brexit Rant (Autumn 2021) Talking to my dad about the latest in the Brexit saga, including the current fuel crisis due to lack of lorry drivers and other problems which were predicted in the run up to the Brexit referendum in 2016. Video version available on YouTube. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-pv0…
 
Vanessa Hudgens has achieved quite a bit over the years, but her latest accomplishment marks a very big first, something she’s been eager to do for a good while now — voice a character in an animated feature. Hudgens is the voice behind Sunny in My Little Pony: A New Generation. She's an Earth Pony who’s determined to find a way to bring the Earth …
 
By using the urban landscape as his canvas, Ruben Rojas encourages communities to change for the better through optimism and collaboration. Once vacant walls become vibrant reminders that inspire those who see them to dream big, live in possibility, and to live life through the lens of love. But Ruben wasn’t always so in touch with this message. In…
 
743. Give me Tea, Please - Practical Ingredients for Tasteful Language (with Natasha V Broodie) + ramble / song Talking to author Natasha V Broodie who has written a book which aims to help learners of English understand the subtle codes of polite language when making requests and giving information in professional and personal contexts. In the con…
 
This week we're learning how to become successful, effective critics of popular culture with help from Black Nerd Problems co-founders William Evans and Omar Holmon. Listen to hear William and Omar explain how to find your lane as a critic, grow your audience, and develop that ever-necessary thick skin. Also check out William and Omar's new book, B…
 
We’re back for Measure for Measure, Part 2!! Join us for the epic conclusion to this deeply messed up play as we call Shakespeare out for his blatant pirate erasure, speculate on whether for fornication can occur in a garden, and invent a new superhero Content note: Be aware that this episode (and this play) deals with sexual violence and wrongful …
 
I’ve been a massive fan of Kate Siegel’s since 2016's Hush and that enthusiasm for her talent has only grown since the release of The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor and now Midnight Mass. Given how much I admire her work, it was the ultimate treat to have Siegel on Collider Ladies Night to learn more about how she got started in …
 
In this episode we’re looking at a common misconception: that moral pronouncements or ideas do not matter unless they are found in the Bible. Is there any value in philosophy, or what has been called Natural Theology? We made this video in response to statements made by Dr. Jeffrey Johnson and Dr. Owen Strachan of Grace Bible Theological Seminary. …
 
It’s always a delight chatting with Kaitlyn Dever, but it was especially exciting to finally welcome her to Collider Ladies Night! Dever is currently celebrating the release of Dear Evan Hansen this weekend, but she’s had an especially exciting and very busy journey to this highly anticipated film. The movie is the big screen adaptation of the Tony…
 
Today’s guest, Jessamyn Stanley, is an award-winning yoga instructor, intersectional activist, and author who empowers her audience of over half a million to break down barriers: both those that society has set and the ones that they have created for themselves. Jessamyn would not have been able to achieve any of this if she didn’t break down those…
 
742. NEW LEP T-SHIRTS & MERCH + LEP DESIGN COMPETITION 2021 with James New LEP Merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, etc) is now available at https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch And I am launching a design competition to give you a chance to get your design in the merch store and win £80. Listen to Luke & James describing the designs, the merch stores and t…
 
This week we're learning how to survive all sorts of disasters—from hurricanes to earthquakes to war zones and beyond with crisis reporter Judith Matloff. Listen to hear her best tips for surviving a wide range of scary situations, as well as how to prepare yourself for the unexpected both physically and psychologically. Judith's latest book is cal…
 
We’re back! Season 2 kicks off with a two-part Measure for Measure episode. We’ll explore the play that Nora’s been researching for years, with a detour to the Mr Men (again), and a pitch to get Fiat to sponsor us. Is Angelo’s dick actually made of ice? Will we finally crank the misogynometer up to 11? Tune in to find out! Content note: Be aware th…
 
741. Top Jokes from Edinburgh Fringe 2021, Explained Learn English from some jokes in this episode as we go through 9 jokes chosen as the best of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe stand up comedy scene this year (2021). Let me tell you the jokes, see if you understand them, and then I will break them down for language learning opportunities. Video vers…
 
Sex Education is a must-watch show and Aimee Lou Wood is a must-follow rising star in it. The Netflix series focuses on a group of students at Moordale Secondary School trying to figure out how to fit in, grow up and find themselves. One of the most beautiful things about the show is that it features a diverse cast and explores a wide variety of ve…
 
Ironically, the pro-abortion slogan “my body, my choice” is now being used by those opposing Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate. Is either side using the concept correctly? That’s what we cover in our new episode. We also include: Why we must call for Joe Biden’s impeachment (even if it will never happen) How to resist the vaccine mandate The moral and le…
 
Today’s guest is an author, speaker, activist, and environmental journalist Paul Hawken. Paul has dedicated his life to environmental sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. Due to a health condition and some family drama early on in his story, Paul came to understand that it wasn’t safe for him to be insi…
 
740. Are native English speakers bad communicators? (The Travel Adapter with Matt Halsdorff) Talking to English teacher Matt Halsdorff about a project to train native English speakers how to communicate better with non-natives. We talk about the reasons why native speakers are often bad at communicating with non-natives, what they should do to fix …
 
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