Best Society podcasts we could find (Updated June 2019)
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Over the years, podcasts have become an increasingly popular medium because they are well-packed, can be followed from any place, at any time and without Internet connection. Listening to podcasts enables people gain a clearer insight about the social affairs and social issues in every corner of the world. In this catalog, there are podcasts where well-read hosts and guests discuss about people of different religions and their way of life and culture, of different communities, countries, continents, different philosophies as well as different points of view on society. Also, literature fans can learn more about the latest news from their favourite genres, emerging authors, current best selling books and literary theories. Furthermore, people can find interviews and true and inspiring life stories told by people from all walks of life. Some podcasts house activists who fight for the rights of the oppressed, ranging from animals to people, aiming at creating a better society.
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Death, Sex & Money
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Death, Sex & Money is a podcast about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. Host Anna Sale talks to celebrities you've heard of—and to regular people you haven't—about the Big Stuff: relationships, money, family, work and making it all count while we're here. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Snap Judgment, On the Media, Nancy, Death-Sex & Money, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many ...
 
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This American Life
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This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.
 
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The Moth
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Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of true stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating. Since 2008, The Moth podcast has featured many of our favorite stories told live on Moth stages around the country. For informa ...
 
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Talk Is Jericho
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He’s a multiple world champion pro wrestler, lead singer of Fozzy, and a New York Times best-selling author. Listen in as Chris Jericho interviews some of the biggest names in wrestling, entertainment, comedy, and the paranormal. Don’t miss his unique, engaging, weekly take on all things pop culture.
 
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Myths and Legends
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Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears. These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was ...
 
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the memory palace
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the memory palace
 
Podcast by The Art of Manliness
 
Alec Baldwin brings listeners into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers.
 
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Criminal
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Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the "if it bleeds, it leads," kind of crime. Something a little more complex. Stories of people who've done wrong, been wronged, and/or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. We are a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
 
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Dear Hank & John
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Hosts John and Hank Green (authors and YouTubers) offer both humorous and heartfelt advice about life’s big and small questions. They bring their personal passions to each episode by sharing the week’s news from Mars (the planet) and AFC Wimbledon (the third-tier English football club). WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin. © WNYC Studios
 
Enjoying Everyday Life® is a daily TV and radio broadcast provided by Joyce Meyer Ministries.
 
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Snap Judgment
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Mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, and dramatic radio. Hosted by Glynn Washington.
 
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Who Charted?
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Howard Kremer brings on some of your favorite comedians to discuss the top 5 songs and movies of the week. Plus, Howard, the guests and Who Charted crew each bring a new song that they recommend over all the garbage on the charts. Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found exclusively on Stitcher Premium, ad-free. Go to stitcher.com/premium and use promo code EARWOLF for 1 month free (and $5 off the annual plan!)
 
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Conversations
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Spend an hour in someone else's life. Conversations draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may have heard about, but never met.
 
Scott and Forrest have been called the 'Click and Clack of esoterica' by their listeners. Their mission is to take a look at legendary strange and unusual events from throughout history and interview people who've had close encounters with the unexplained. They strive to bring you everything that's entertaining about those stories and remind you that it's ok to laugh at scary stories sometimes. Put your headphones on, settle in for your commute and get ready to experience a show like nothing ...
 
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The Press Box
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The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker catch you up on the biggest media stories, from sports to politics and everything in between.
 
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Our Fake History
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Historical Myths Relished and Ruined!
 
Biblical theology, stripped bare of denominational confessions and theological systems by exposing context.
 
The Guardian's Audio Long Reads podcasts are a selection of the Guardian’s long read articles which are published in the paper and online. It gives you the opportunity to get on with your day whilst listening to some of the finest journalism the Guardian has to offer: in-depth writing from around the world on immigration, crime, business, the arts and much more.
 
The Modern Art Notes Podcast is a weekly program about visual art. The program features host Tyler Green's conversations with artists, art historians, curators, critics and authors. It is published each Thursday.
 
Our planet is becoming a global village, yet enormous differences remain in culture and spiritual tradition-differences that lead to misunderstanding, hatred, and war. Exploring the unity within all cultures and faith traditions, Rev. Paul John Roach, a lifelong student and practitioner of many world spiritual teachings, guides us through the variety and differences, to the unity and common values shared by all the great religions. Come journey planet Earth's spiritual landscape with insight ...
 
Profiles, storytelling and insightful conversations, hosted by David Remnick.
 
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Fresh Air
Daily
 
Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.
 
It's not just crazy talk, it's Psychobabble - the official free audio podcast from YouTube sensation Tyler Oakley. Listen each week as he and his bestie Korey Kuhl bring you a half hour of unfiltered gossip sessions, pop culture scrutiny, and stories never told before.
 
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99% Invisible
Weekly
 
Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we've just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer Roman Mars. Learn more at 99percentinvisible.org. A proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
 
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Short Cuts
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Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long
 
Join the millions who listen to the lively messages of Chuck Swindoll, a down-to-earth pastor who communicates God’s truth in understandable and practical terms—with a good dose of humor thrown in. Chuck’s messages help you apply the Bible to your own life.
 
Ezra Klein brings you far-reaching conversations about hard problems, big ideas, illuminating theories, and cutting-edge research. Want to know how Mark Zuckerberg intends to govern Facebook? What Barack Obama regrets in Obamacare? The dangers Yuval Harari sees in our future? What Michael Pollan learned on psychedelics? The lessons Bryan Stevenson learned freeing the wrongly convicted on death row? The way N.K. Jemisin imagines new worlds? This is the podcast for you. Produced by Vox and the ...
 
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StoryCorps
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Stories of the human heart. A candid, unscripted conversation between two people about what's really important in life: love, loss, family, friendship. When the world seems out of hand, tune in to StoryCorps and be reminded of the things that matter most.
 
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Creative Pep Talk
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Creative Pep Talk helps you build a thriving creative career!!!Each week, host Andy J. Pizza serves up monologs and interviews chocked to the brim with creative performance hacks and fresh marketing tactics.Time to fill up your tank with a generous helping of PEP! Open up your ears and get that new perspective you need, the second you need it!
 
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TheThinkingAtheist
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Seth Andrews, a former Christian broadcaster and believer for 30 years, ultimately escaped the bonds of superstitious thinking to embrace the more satisfying explanations that science provides. A professional video producer and host of one of the most popular atheist communities on the internet, Seth Andrews brings a polished format, a relaxed environment and a rage-free challenge to the religious beliefs that defined his youth.
 
Ideas is all about ideas \x96 programs that explore everything from culture and the arts to science and technology to social issues.
 
The Joyce Meyer Enjoying Everyday Life® TV Audio Podcast is a daily program which matches the scheduled TV broadcast produced by Joyce Meyer Ministries.
 
A lovingly crafted podcast that reveals the stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds.
 
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Modern Love
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Modern Love features top actors performing true stories of love, loss, and redemption. It has included performances by Kate Winslet, Uma Thurman, Angela Bassett, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sterling K. Brown, and more. A collaboration between WBUR and The New York Times.
 
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Jalen & Jacoby
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Jalen Rose and David Jacoby give the people what they want, breaking down sports and pop culture as only they can.
 
The Anything Ghost Show: Sharing true paranormal experiences since 2006. The host, Lex Wahl, reads personal paranormal experiences and local ghost legends sent in from around the world!
 
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Father Roderick
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A show about movies, travel, fantasy, TV, faith, sci-fi and minimalism.
 
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Nighttime
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Nighttime is an audio documentary series which explores Canada's most fascinating stories.Join us for true crime, mysteries, and a celebration of Canada’s weird and wonderful people, places, and events.
 
Welcome to the Qalam Institute Podcast. A place for khutbahs, lectures, and much much more!
 
Cultural commentary from a Biblical perspective
 
Going beyond the basics… Interviews and discussions with UFO researchers, authors, witnesses, scientists, and others to talk in-depth about issues related to this very real phenomenon. We bring together some of the best minds from multiple disciplines so that we can put our heads together to try to gain insight into this enigmatic issue.Music Thanks to:Caleb Hanks
 
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Seriously…
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A rich selection of documentaries aimed at relentlessly curious minds, introduced by Rhianna Dhillon.
 
iNTO THE FRAY features top-rated guest speakers and discussions in the fields of the paranormal, cryptozoology, UFOlogy, true crime and all other manners of the unexplained. Join Shannon every Thursday at 7pm PST as we examine the many oddities in our little known universe. Visit intothefrayradio.com for blog posts, all archived episodes and sign up for the weekly guest newsletter.
 
Personally connecting the dots. All of them. Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
 
The Official Podcast of NoMeatAthlete.com
 
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RISK!
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If you like The Moth, This American Life or Snap Judgment, take a walk on the wilder side with RISK! Your colorful host Kevin Allison (of the legendary comedy group The State) helms this surprisingly uncensored show where people tell jaw-dropping true stories they never thought they'd dare to share in public. RISK! is hilarious, heart-wrenching and remarkably real. Think you've heard it all? Fasten your seatbelt.
 
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Knowledge For Men
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Today's most successful men share their life lessons to help you reach your full potential in the areas of masculinity, wealth, freedom, relationships, and personal growth. Every show is jam packed with actionable tips and insights that will propel you forward to become the man you want to become. Join us at www.knowledgeformen.com for recaps of every interview as well as an incredible gold mine of resources to help you live the greatest life possible. Prepare to grow into the strongest vers ...
 
Half-hour programs heard weekly. The radio outreach of RZIM is a listener-supported ministry that powerfully mixes biblical teaching and Christian apologetics. The programs seek to explore issues such as life's meaning, the credibility of the Christian message and the Bible, the weakness of modern intellectual movements, and the uniqueness of Jesus Christ.
 
Your Creative Push is the podcast that pushes YOU to pursue your creative passion, even though you have a busy, full-time life. Twice a week, Youngman Brown interviews artists, musicians, writers, photographers, graphic designers, and other inspirational creative individuals in an attempt to get them to inspire you to put aside your excuses and START DOING WORK. Each artist opens up to YOU, revealing the things that hold THEM back on a daily basis, and how they FIGHT THROUGH IT. They then gi ...
 
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In his acclaimed new book, Nicholas A. Christakis argues that genes influence not only who we are, but also what our society can be. The physician and sociologist says natural selection has given us many laudable features — not just the well-studied, nasty ones — including our capacity for learning, cooperation, friendship and love. He says we ...…
 
Jeff Cobb is going for the ROH World Champion title on Friday in Baltimore, Maryland! He’ll have to defeat reigning champ Matt Taven on the “Best In The World” PPV which will be streaming live on HonorClub! Hear about Jeff’s journey to ROH, his failed WWE tryout, how a pricey investment in wrestling shoes led him to the 2004 Olympic Games in At ...…
 
Dealing with stress and anxiety? Today, Joyce shares wisdom from God's Word to help you discover the root of the problem as well as the cure.
 
Stand-up comedian Brandie Posey joins Howard and the gang to close the door on June and enter the hot hot summah! They count down YouTube’s Top 5 Trending Songs while learning what the teens are up to on TikTok and trying to figure out what is up with that Jonas Brothers album cover. Plus, Brandie talks about working at a BTS pop-up store and H ...…
 
A dark story gets darker as Antigone battles an authoritarian state in the form of her uncle Creon. -- Sponsors: Go to https://SimpliSafe.com/LEGENDS to check out an awesome home security system Learn more about IBS-C at https://ohmygut.info/podcast -- All music by Blue Dot SessionsBy Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser.
 
The astounding fate of Narcisse Pelletier, taken in by the people of Night Island after being abandoned on the coast of far north Queensland in 1858
 
When Singapore gained its independence they went on a mission to re-house the population from densely-packed thatched roof huts into giant concrete skyscrapers. In 1960, they formed the Housing and Development Board, or HDB, and just five years later they had already housed 400,000 people! In Singapore, where land is scarce, it’s not unlikely f ...…
 
In the semi-autobiographical Hulu series 'Ramy,' Youssef plays a first generation Muslim American who follows some — but not all — of the rules of his religion. Youssef, whose parents immigrated from Egypt, also co-created the series. He says he can relate to his character's "picking and choosing" approach to his faith. "Sometimes we would call ...…
 
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby talk Giannis' MVP season, Danny Ainge sneak disses, Iggy, plus Mike Conley stops by talking about all that Jazz, plus more Twitter and VM's!!!By ESPN, Jalen Rose, David Jacoby.
 
Our host talks with Jeff Cox, longtime student of Paul Brunton, about Brunton's ongoing spiritual legacy.By Rev. Paul John Roach.
 
Laugh Again: Experience Outrageous JoyBy Insight For Living.
 
When Paul Kennedy first met Ken Lyotier he simply called himself a ”dumpster diver.” Lyotier organized street people, who were collecting refuse on the streets of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, in order to obtain bottle deposits. Those same people eventually organized, owned, and operated a storefront recycling business called "United We Can." ...…
 
In this episode: a review of Stranger Things Season 2 and of the new Men in Black movie, we talk about the commandment 'honor your father and your mother', how to keep reading regularly when you have so many other things to do, commenting on recent Star Wars rumors. Subscribe to this podcast’s feed via RSS | iTunes |Google Play. Follow Trideo o ...…
 
The sounds of an empty apartment, the last tape of a loved one, the bootleg VHS tapes that helped inspire a musical movement and an erotic audio audition are at the heart of this edition of Short Cuts. Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about significant recordings that have impacted people's lives.That DATProduced ...…
 
HOLY GOODNESS WE HAVE JGL ON THE SHOW TODAY!!! AAAAHH!!! I have been a Joseph Gordon-Levitt super fan for well over a decade. I first started following Joe's career back in high school when I discovered his first major dramatic role in the film 'Manic' and followed him as he went on to star in Rian Johnson's first film 'Brick'. It's been incred ...…
 
Laugh Again: Experience Outrageous JoyBy Insight For Living.
 
Towards the Divine – Part 5 06/25/19 The post Towards the Divine – Part 5 appeared first on Qalam Institute.By Podcast – Qalam Institute.
 
The phenomenon is sweeping the planet, sending some into bliss, others into rage and escape. But what is ASMR, and how scientific is it? I discuss this with friend and ASMR fan Heath Enwright (co-host of God Awful Movies).VIDEO of this exchange is on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/ySGNVMGxxqI Support Seth's work on Patreon at http://www.patreon.c ...…
 
The boys discuss whether they prefer to "finger" or "be fingered," the finale of "The Amazing Race," how "Black Mirror's" Ashley O. saved music, and they give their thoughts on Taylor Swift's new music.By Tyler Oakley, Korey Kuhl, and Cadence13.
 
First time listening to Creative Pep Talk? This trailer will introduce you to me, Andy J. Pizza, creator and host of the show, and explain what this show is all about and which episodes are great to start on!By Andy J. Pizza.
 
British Judge Rules Mentally Disabled Woman Must Abort Her Baby: The Frightening, Coercive Power of the State on Full DisplayThe Charade of the ‘Pro-Choice’ Movement Is No More: Evaluating the Common Arguments of the Pro-Abortion MovementDeveloper of ‘The Pill’ Dies at 102: A Look at George Rosenkranz and the Medical Moral History of the 21st C ...…
 
A new accusation of rape against the president (03:00), the “Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week” (15:00), Tucker Carlson may have saved us from a war with Iran (17:00), the difficulties in covering sports in NY (30:45), the reviews for David Mamet’s new play, 'Bitter Wheat' (44:00), and more. Host: Bryan Curtis Guest: Justin Verrier…
 
California Congressman Adam Schiff weighs both sides of the impeachment debate and speaks out forcefully on Iran. Plus why his childhood in Massachusetts had an influence on his future career, why his his mother was so disappointed that he went to law school instead of medical school, and whether President Trump has done more to encourage or di ...…
 
The New Yorker contributor Jenna Krajeski recently met with a woman who calls herself Esperanza. In her home country, Esperanza was coerced and threatened into prostitution, and later was trafficked into the United States, where she was subjected to appalling conditions. Esperanza eventually obtained legal help, and applied for something called ...…
 
God has great plans for your life! If you're wondering why not much has happened so far, tune in today to learn about God's process of progress.
 
In this episode, we honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising with an excerpt from Dave Isay's 1989 radio documentary "Remembering Stonewall," and we share selections from our current effort to preserve the voices of LGBTQ elders before they're lost to history.By NPR.
 
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen explores the social history of DIY home improvements, from Chintz to Changing Rooms and beyond.The Age of Emulsion is a story about our changing attitudes to housing, consumerism, national identity, sense of individuality, class, politics, and relationships between the sexes.Starting from the 1950s, Laurence draws on the ...…
 
After a stroke at age 31, Lavinia Codd lost part of her memory, and half her vision. Then she became fascinated by her brain's ability to regenerate (R)
 
Amber Scorah was a third generation Jehovah's Witness raised to believe that the Armageddon was imminent. As a teenager she was shunned from her religious community for having sex with her boyfriend. Scorah went on to marry an elder in the church, and she and her husband traveled to China as missionaries. But gradually doubt began to set in. Sc ...…
 
Seth Morris, Ronda Marwa and Christine share stories about the Kerouac lifestyle, a loved one with dementia, and a friendship that came from a kidney donation.By Kevin Allison.
 
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby talk Kawhi billboards in LA, NBA Awards preview, Zion Williamson vs RJ Barrett, Soft Moves vs Boss Moves, plus more of your Twitter and VM's!!!By ESPN, Jalen Rose, David Jacoby.
 
Have you ever been sitting at your office desk and found yourself daydreaming about becoming a farmer? My guest today has written a practical, all-encompassing handbook to help you turn that dream into a reality. His name is Forrest Pritchard. He's a farmer and the co-author of the book Start Your Own Farm: The Authoritative Guide to Becoming a ...…
 
What should I do with all these keys? How do I unrecommend a raunchy novel to my grandma? What's a good psychology team name? What is the most effective way to pull an all-nighter? What should I call my girlfriend's parents? Why are middle schoolers so terrifying? What do I do with all these tomatoes? Hank and John have advice! If you're in nee ...…
 
In Paul Kennedy's final week at IDEAS, he looks back at his four decades with the program. We begin the series with an episode inspired by the Muskoka Summit on the Environment, an event Paul has moderated since 2010. For this episode, Paul invited three guests to join him onstage at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto to answer two basic questio ...…
 
Laugh Again: Experience Outrageous JoyBy Insight For Living.
 
Lives of The Prophets – The Story of Shamwil RA – Part 2 06/24/19 The post Lives of The Prophets – The Story of Shamwil RA – Part 2 appeared first on Qalam Institute.By Podcast – Qalam Institute.
 
The Peace Cross Still Stands: An Analysis of the Supreme Court’s Big Decision for Religious LibertyThe Naked Public Square? What’s Behind the Effort to Remove Religious Symbols and LanguageThe Planned Parenthood Democratic Candidate Forum: What Happens When 20 Democrats Can’t Run to the Left Quickly EnoughThe Rooster at the Center of France’s C ...…
 
If you’re a Parks and Rec fan, you’ll remember Ron Swanson’s Pyramid of Greatness. Right there at the base sits “Capitalism: God’s way of determining who is smart and who is poor.” It’s a joke, but not really. Few want to justify the existence of poverty, but when they do, that's how they do it. People in poverty just aren’t smart enough, or ha ...…
 
Sean Ogle is a former 9-5er turned lifestyle entrepreneur. Since 2009, Sean has built his company Location Rebel into one of the premier digital nomad and location independence blogs on the internet. After quitting the corporate world, Sean was able to grow his company to multiple six figures in revenue and create a lifestyle of total freedom, ...…
 
Have you ever been fearful of doing what God's asking you to do? Discover why trusting God is always the best decision you can make.
 
'Becardiganed polymath' Robin Ince on the fascinating brains of stand-up comics
 
Stories about people who accidentally bump into unsettling facts of history in settings meant to teach them history. What they end up learning is very different from what they’re supposed to.By This American Life.
 
A 15-minute teaching applying practical principles from God's Word to everyday life.
 
A 15-minute teaching applying practical principles from God's Word to everyday life.
 
A 15-minute teaching applying practical principles from God's Word to everyday life.
 
A 15-minute teaching applying practical principles from God's Word to everyday life.
 
A 15-minute teaching applying practical principles from God's Word to everyday life.
 
In Part 1 of our discussion of Exodus 14 and the Israelites’ journey out of Egypt we focused on the yam suph (“sea of Reeds” / Red Sea) problem and issues related to the ambiguity of physical place names (toponyms). In this episode of the podcast our focus is cosmic geography—namely, how Egyptian conceptions of their gods and physical world can ...…
 
Isn't it amazing that many of the struggles people face in the Bible are struggles we are still facing today? Join Ravi Zacharias this week on Let My People Think, as he explores the course of human events throughout history.By Ravi Zacharias.
 
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