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Jane Austen, WB Yeats, Chesterton, Shaw... these are personal and intelligent short essays on a selection of great (and great-ish) writers: some well known, and some a bit more obscure to the average reader today. Robert Lynd (1879 – 1949) is best known as a literary essayist and Irish nationalist. He published many essays, all written in an easy, conversational style. Lynd was an essayist after the manner of Charles Lamb, and deserves to be better known. A complete list of his works is avai ...
 
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Poetry To Go

Christopher Yarsawich

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Our lives are too busy, distracted and dissatisfying. Art can jolt us back to the moment, to the simple joy of living. Poetry especially awakens my “mind's attention from the lethargy of custom, and directing it to the loveliness and the wonders of the world before us.” Here I share with the universe those poems that for me best peel away “the film of familiarity and selfish solicitude,” pointing a way back to the life more abundant.
 
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Ryen is joined by television’s Scott Van Pelt to catch up on life, the college football season, SVP’s illustrious acting career, and their favorite Norm Macdonald memories (00:33). Then, The Ringer’s Kevin Clark stops by for everyone’s favorite Formula 1 segment, Going Abroad, after Daniel Ricciardo’s big win over the weekend (50:10). Finally, Ryen…
 
The train is barreling down on Roland. Can she make it out in time? Meanwhile Hal explains to Michelle what he knows about his nightmares and the people who attacked her. He also tells her of his own experiences which led to this moment. Music: "Advent of the Covenant" by Elderich T'Challa of Nemesis Black @ reverbnation.com/nemesisblack "In Betwee…
 
Ed Balls is an acclaimed broadcaster, writer, economist, professor and former politician who served as shadow chancellor from 2011 to 2015. On the podcast, he tells Lara and Liv about the importance of Sunday lunches growing up, his long history of making bespoke children's birthday cakes and the times he turned his campaign team into a makeshift k…
 
Ryen opens with his takeaways from the big results from Week 1 in the NFL, including Aaron Rodgers and the Packers getting blown out, the Bills losing to the Steelers, and the Dolphins winning in New England (00:29). Then, he chats with Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer about the Rodgers-Packers problems, Jameis Winston’s huge game, and why even in …
 
GP Dr Neil Modha returns to the Ockham sofa this week to discuss the topic of health inequalities, something which is particularly close to his heart on account of the vulnerable communities which make up the majority of his Thistlemoor practice in Peterborough’s patient population. From QOF measures to Covid vaccination numbers, Neil explains why …
 
On this week's episode, Christina Lamb reads her letter from Kabul about the situation on the ground under the new Taliban control (00:56). Simon Clarke makes the case for Covid boosters (06:19). And Hannah Moore talks about the horrors of so-called 'American' sweet shops in the West End (15:18).By The Spectator
 
What does our growing understanding of neuroplasticity reveal about our brains and the future of technology? In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert chats with neuroscientist David Eagleman about his new book “Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain.” (originally published 9/29/2020) Learn more about your ad-choice…
 
Russillo shares his thoughts about the Buccaneers’ narrow victory over the Cowboys in the NFL season opener (0:25) before he is joined by The Ringer’s Kevin Clark to discuss Super Bowl picks, why some analysts are doubting the Chiefs, high expectations for the Browns and the Bills, Lamar Jackson, rookie QBs, the Titans offense with Julio Jones, and…
 
On this week's episode: why is the Prime Minister so desperate to support the assetocracy? In The Spectator’s cover story this week, after Boris Johnson revealed his plan to pay for social care with a National Insurance increase, Fraser Nelson says there has been an inversion of the welfare state. It is right to ask the working poor to pay more tax…
 
Russillo brings back the QB Stock Game, in which he assigns share values to NFL starting QBs before Ceruti, Kyle, and Ryen create their portfolios for the season (0:36). Then Ryen talks with former pro hockey player Brad Wingfield about his time playing for the Danbury Trashers, a UHL hockey team owned by Jimmy Galante, an associate of the Genovese…
 
Are the Chinese religious? The government’s treatment of Christians and particularly Muslims have been under scrutiny in recent years. But these religious groups only form around 4 per cent of the Chinese population, according to national surveys. So what do the other 96pc believe in? The CCP is famously atheist, but that doesn’t mean the society i…
 
Russillo shares his thoughts from the first weekend of college football, including Alabama-Miami, Penn State-Wisconsin, Ohio State-Minnesota, LSU-UCLA, and more (0:30). Then Ryen talks to longtime host of NFL RedZone Scott Hanson about the return of the NFL. They discuss the young QBs in the AFC East, high hopes for the Rams with their new QB Matt …
 
With Texas's controversial new 'heartbeat' law seemingly left unchallenged by the Supreme Court the abortion debate is hotting up in the States yet again. Will this success lead the pro-life movement to attempt to get similar laws on the books in other states? Freddy Gray talks to Mairead Elordi, an investigative journalist for the Daily Wire.…
 
For too long general practice nursing has been in crisis with high rates of staff turnover, a lack of opportunity to progress - or to seek training and development to progress, coupled with nursing confidence in the system at an all time low and stress levels at an all-time high. As a result, the ten-point action plan for general practice nursing w…
 
For too long general practice nursing has been in crisis with high rates of staff turnover, a lack of opportunity to progress – or to seek training and development to progress, coupled with nursing confidence in the system at an all time low and stress levels at an all-time high. As a result, the ten-point action plan for general practice nursing w…
 
How fast do human fingernails and toenails grow? Are they claws and, if not, what are they? In this classic Stuff to Blow Your Mind exploration, Robert and Joe dive into the anatomy, evolution culture and mythology of the “nail as old as time.” (originally published 9/3/2020) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
Are you ready for a 1960 Mexican sci-fi comedy involving multiple alien monsters, space vampires, interplanetary politics and several música norteña songs? Also a robot falls in love with a jukebox. Rob and Joe discuss it all in this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
Ryen is joined by Bill Simmons to break down the messy situation between the 76ers and Ben Simmons and why it’ll be hard to find a solution to their pending breakup (0:35). Then, he chats with ESPN college football analyst Booger McFarland about some vulnerable teams at the top of the rankings, his Week 1 predictions, and some stories from his LSU …
 
On this week's episode: should animal lives be considered as valuable as human lives? It’s often said that Britain is a country of animal lovers, but have we taken it too far? Pen Farthing’s evacuation has shown how some people value animal lives more than human lives. William Moore writes our cover piece this week, arguing that the public outcry i…
 
Sam Leith's guest on this week’s podcast is the biographer and critic Hermione Lee. Her biography of Tom Stoppard is newly out in paperback, and she tells Sam about the decade of work behind Sir Tom’s overnight success, his unexpected influences, and the challenge to a biographer of getting to the heart of this elusive genius.…
 
Delilah becomes more and more confused with each passing day as she tries to cope with Gavin and wait for the boat. But now she's sure the boat isn't coming. Meanwhile, Val frees the bodies at the bottom of the pool, and fights to stay alive. Music: Night Vigil by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5746-night-vigil License: h…
 
Russillo shares his thoughts on the biggest headline from NFL roster cuts, the Patriots releasing Cam Newton, as well as a few other roster decisions throughout the league (0:28), before talking with ESPN’s Stanford Steve about which teams they are looking at to have a good college football season, as well as some of their favorite win totals bets …
 
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