The Two-Headed Nerd Comic Book Podcast

The Two-Headed Nerd Comic Book Podcast

** VISIT https://twoheadednerd.com/episodes FOR OUR ENTIRE ARCHIVE OF SHOWS! ** The Two Headed Nerd Comic Book Podcast is a weekly comic book discussion and review show. In every episode, Matt and Joe discuss the latest comic/film industry news, review a batch of new comics, and take a look ahead at upcoming titles. Plus, THN features a variety of rotating segments like Ask a Nerd, Comic Pushers, Nerds on Film, Take a Look It's In a Book, and more! All of this content packed into a reasonably-sized podcast that's perfect for your commute, workout, gondola ride, or whatever?! Get to clicking Subscribe already!

156 episodes

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Podcast de l'agence multidisciplinaire Ex-Hi-Bi

Podcast de l'agence multidisciplinaire Ex-Hi-Bi

Retrouvez l'actualité de l'agence, du studio, du label ITWM et de la revue M404

1 episodes

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CJ Preaching

CJ's competion

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The Reasons I'm Broke

The Reasons I'm Broke

Bringing you the reasons we're broke and the latest news/reviews on Comics, Movies, TV, Video Games, and more every week!

450 episodes

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ComicWeb Old Time Radio Programs

ComicWeb Old Time Radio Programs

ComicWeb.com's Old Time Radio Program Podcast features an old time radio program each week. Including The Shadow, The Lone Ranger, Jack Benny, and many, many, more.

663 episodes

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蒲団 (Futon) by TAYAMA, Katai

竹中時雄は、東京に住む作家。三年前、岡山県の新見出身で、神戸に学んだ芳子が弟子にしてくれと言って来て、彼女を弟子にした。2人の間には、プラトニックな恋愛感情があった。 しかし、芳子に、京都に住む田中という恋人が出来て、状況は一変する。ついに田中は上京して来る。そして最後は、芳子が父と共に、帰郷することになる。 This is a love story between writer (teacher) & a young female student. The scene is Tokyo. (Summary by ekzemplaro)

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Hill, The by BROOKE, Rupert

Librivox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of The Hill by Rupert Brooke. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 15, 2011.Rupert Chawner Brooke was an English poet known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War (especially The Soldier). He was also known for his boyish good looks, which prompted the Irish poet William Butler Yeats to describe him as "the handsomest young man in England". (summary from Wikipedia)

15 episodes

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King of the Khyber Rifles by MUNDY, Talbot

Athelstan King is a British Secret Agent stationed in India at the beginning of WWI. He is attached to the Khyber Rifles regiment as a cover, but his real job is to prevent a holy war. "To stop a holy war single-handed would be rather like stopping the wind--possibly easy enough, if one knew the way." King is ordered to work with a mysterious and powerful Eastern woman, Yasmini. Can King afford to trust her? Can he afford not to? Introduction by Brett W. Downey

18 episodes

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Irishman's difficulties with the Dutch language, An by CUEY-NA-GAEL

Jack O'Neill, an Irishman, has just returned from a month's holiday in The Netherlands. Before he left, he had boasted to his friends that he would learn the Dutch language within a fortnight. On his return, he has to admit that it wasn't quite that easy... He tells his friends stories about his clumsy attempts to speak Dutch, leading to many funny scenes.This audiobook contains both "An Irishman's difficulties with the Dutch language" and its sequel "Jack O'Neill's further adventures in Holland".N.B. Audiobook read by native Dutch woman, so there is no Irish accent of the English language bits, and the Dutch is done in native Dutch pronunciation (except where the text asks for mispronunciation). (Summary by Anna Simon)

27 episodes

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Novelle per un anno, vol. 01: Scialle Nero by PIRANDELLO, Luigi

Novelle per un anno è una raccolta di 241 novelle scritte da Luigi Pirandello. Originariamente sono state pubblicate sul Corriere della Sera, successivamente ripubblicate in 15 raccolte. Inizialmente erano previste 24 raccolte contenenti 365 novelle, tuttavia la prematura morte dell'autore ha impedito il raggiungimento del traguardo. Postume sono state pubblicate altre novelle scritte dall'autore. Le raccolte sono state pubblicate tra il 1922 e il 1938. (Riassunto di Filippo Gioachin)Questo libro è stato promosso dal gruppo Volontari del Libro di aNobii.

20 episodes

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Do You Fear the Wind? by GARLAND, Hamlin

LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of Do You Fear the Wind? by Hamlin Garland. This was the Weekly Poetry project for February 3, 2013.Taken from An American Anthology, 1787–1900, Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).

16 episodes

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Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue by HOPE, Laura Lee

This book follows the adventures of Bunny Brown, a 6-year old lively little boy, and his Sister Sue, a happy 5-year old little girl. You will enjoy learning of their adorable antics and delightful chatter. The Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue series were published by the Stratemeyer Syndicate from 1916-1930. (Introduction by Abigail Rasmussen)

25 episodes

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Short Ghost and Horror Collection 020 by VARIOUS

A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder.

20 episodes

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Parting Guest, A by RILEY, James Whitcomb

LibriVox volunteers bring you 19 recordings of A Parting Guest by James Whitcomb Riley. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 15, 2011.James Whitcomb Riley was an American writer, poet, and best selling author. During his lifetime he was known as the Hoosier Poet and Children's Poet for his dialect works and his children's poetry respectively. His poems tended to be humorous or sentimental, and of the approximately one thousand poems that Riley authored, over half are in dialect. His famous works include "Little Orphant Annie" and "The Raggedy Man". (summary from Wkipedia)

19 episodes

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Old Chants by WHITMAN, Walt

LibriVox volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Old Chants by Walt Whitman. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for May 15, 2011.Walter "Walt" Whitman was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.(summary by Wikipedia)The first edition of Leaves of Grass was very small, collecting only twelve unnamed poems in 95 pages. Whitman continued to expand the editions until the ninth and final edition of almost 400 poems.(summary by David Lawrence)

11 episodes

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Multilingual 1910 Collection by VARIOUS

This is a compilation of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction first published in the year 1910, from a personal choice by the readers. Submissions could be in any language (all except one are in English). The aim is to give people an idea of what our ancestors were reading 100 years ago. (Summary by BellonaTimes)

15 episodes

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Opportunity by MALONE, Walter

LibriVox volunteers bring you 19 recordings of Opportunity by Walter Malone. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for January 27, 2013.Walter Malone was born in DeSoto Count, Mississippi. He wrote 2 volumes of poetry before he was 20 years old. He joined his brother in law practice, but continued to publish several collections of his poems over the years. (Summary by David Lawrence)

19 episodes

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Four Feathers, The by MASON, A. E. W.

The Four Feathers is a 1902 adventure novel by British writer A.E.W. Mason that has inspired many films of the same title. The novel tells the story of British officer, Harry Feversham, who resigns his commission in the East Surrey Regiment just prior to Sir Garnet Wolseley's 1882 expedition to Egypt to suppress the rising of Urabi Pasha. He is faced with censure from three of his comrades for cowardice, signified by the delivery of three white feathers to him, from Captain Trench and Lieutenants Castleton and Willoughby, and the loss of the support of his Irish fiancée, Ethne Eustace, who presents him with the fourth feather. His best friend in the regiment, Captain Durrance becomes his rival for Ethne.(Summary extracted from Wikipedia)

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Bible (PE) NT 12: Προς Κολοσσαεις (Colossians) by PATRIARCHIKI EKDOSI

Γράφοντας αυτό το γράμμα ο Παύλος αποδεικνύει το βαθύ ενδιαφέρον του για την εκκλησία, καθώς προσεύχεται για αυτούς να πληρωθούν με την γνώση του θελήματος του Θεού . Τους προτρέπει να μη εμμένουν τόσο στις αισθήσεις , σε πράγματα δηλαδή που προορίζονται να φθαρούν και σχετίζονται με εντάλματα και ανθρώπινες διδασκαλίες.Να φρονούν και να σκέφτονται όχι τα επίγεια αλλά τα επουράνια τους τονίζει.Δείχνει το μέγεθος της θυσίας , τη διάθεση του Παύλου να πάσχει και έτσι να αναπληροί τα παθήματα που θα υπέφερε ο Χριστός, εάν ήταν εδώ στη γη. για χάρη της εκκλησίας .Δίνει έμφαση στο γεγονός ότι όλη η σοφία και η πνευματική κατανόηση μπορούν να βρεθούν στο Κύριο Ιησού Χριστό . Δίνει πρακτικές κατευθύνσεις για χριστιανική συμπεριφορά . Tους προτρέπει να νεκρώσουν τα έργα της σάρκας, και να ενδυθούν την αγάπη για να φέρουν τους καρπούς της .

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Brothers Karamazov, The by DOSTOYEVSKY, Fyodor

The Brothers Karamazov (Russian: Братья Карамазовы) is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky, and is generally considered the culmination of his life's work. The book portrays a parricide in which each of a murdered man's sons share a varying degree of complicity. The Brothers Karamazov is a passionate philosophical novel that explores deep into the ethical debates of God, free will, and morality. It is a spiritual drama of moral struggles concerning faith, doubt, reason, and modern Russia. Since its publication, it has been acclaimed all over the world by thinkers as diverse as Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, and Pope Benedict XVI as one of the supreme achievements in literature. (Summary by Wikipedia)

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Wit and Humor of America, Vol 06, The by VARIOUS

The Wit and Humor of America is a 10 volume series. In this, the sixth volume, 55 short stories and poems have been gathered from 42 authors. This volume is sure to delight listeners. (Summary by Linette Geisel)

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Nigger of the Narcissus by CONRAD, Joseph

This is the story of a voyage of a merchant sailing ship from Bombay to England, set in the very late 19th century. “It was a bad winter off the Cape that year.” From Wikepedia: “The novel is seen as an allegory about isolation and solidarity, the ship's company serving as a microcosm of a social group.” As to the title, one can only ask, “What WERE you thinking?” (Introduction by Tom Crawford)

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Flag and the Faithful, The by LAMPTON, William J.

LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of The Flag and the Faithful by William J. Lampton. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 20, 2013.William J. Lampton was the second cousin of Jane Clemens (the youngest of the three daughters of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain.)He launched his jounalist carreer in 1877 by starting the Ashland (Kentucky) Weekly Review, with his father’s money. Lampton wrote several book, as well as humorous poems he called 'yawps'. These were printed in the New York Sun and published in Yawps and Other Things ca. 1900. (Summary taken from Wikipedia and the Mark Twain Project)

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Just So Stories (version 4) by KIPLING, Rudyard

The Just So Stories for Little Children are among Kipling's best known and loved works. This recording aims to be the first complete audio book of this title with nothing left out.The Nobel prize-winning author's enjoyment in playing with the sounds and meanings of words is very evident throughout, and adds to adults' enjoyment of these stories for children. This playfulness is also dramatically present in the plotting. For both reasons these stories been loved by generations of children and adults alike. Because the writing plays with sound and meaning the Just So Stories are best enjoyed when read aloud.As we all are, Kipling was a child of his time and social setting, so for example in "How the Leopard Got his Spots" he uses what one recent reviewer called "the N word" to refer to the Ethiopian. Each listener will need to examine critically both Kipling's attitudes and their own.This recording of the Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling includes Kipling's descriptions of the pictures he drew for the book. These pictures can be found in a PDF file to accompany each chapter. As well as the twelve stories most often published under this title (from the first British edition) it also includes "The Tabu Tale" a thirteenth story (included in the first US edition). The last story Kipling wrote "Ham and the Porcupine" is also a just so story, but has not usually been collected with the others, and perhaps lacks their verve and wordplay. The Kipling Society publishes an excellent freely available online edition with a good set of notes on the text.The stories are fanciful, and not intended to offer historical, scientific or religious accounts of the way things became. They are simply and exquisitely stories to enjoy.So please enjoy them in this reading. (Introduction by Tim Bulkeley)

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Food Values by SY, Dr. Albert Philip

A short pamphlet from WWI, a sequel of sorts to "Food Preparedness." It first describes basic nutrition and things to consider when choosing what foods to eat, then lists various foods and their amount of calories, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, water, and "ash". This was written before much was known about fat soluble vitamins or saturated vs. unsaturated fats. (Summary by TriciaG)

7 episodes

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Bible (KJV) NT 01: Matthew by KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

The Gospel According to Matthew is one of the four canonical gospels, one of the three synoptic gospels, and the first book of the New Testament. It tells of the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. (introduction by Wikipedia)

28 episodes

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Best Thing in the World, The by BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett

LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of The Best Thing in the World by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. This was the Weekly Poetry project for February 28th, 2010.

16 episodes

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Australaise, The by DENNIS, C. J.

LibriVox volunteers bring you 6 recordings of The Austra--laise by C.J.Dennis. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for January 13, 2013.THE AUSTRALAISE is a poem composed by C.J. Dennis, widely considered to the poet laureate of vernacular verse in Australia. It first appeared in his collection, Backblock Ballads and Other Verses, the first edition of which was published in 1913. A source from which Dennis drew inspiration was W.T. Goodge's poem The Great Australian Adjective, which first appeared in the Bulletin in 1898.Designed to be sung to the tune of Onward Christian Soldiers, this poem features two prominent aspects of Australian literature - profanity and patriotism. While the profanity is extremely mild today's standards, the poem is still extremely appealing because of Dennis' mocking subversion of the grandiloquence that characterizes most national anthems.(Summary by Algy Pug)

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Chesterton Calendar, A by CHESTERTON, G. K.

Go through the year, day by day, with the wit and wisdom of G.K. Chesterton! Compiled from the writings of 'G.K.C', both in verse and in prose, each day of the year is provided with a generally short quotation from one of his many works. Also includes a section apart for the moveable feasts. (Summary by Maria Therese)

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Pee-Wee Harris by FITZHUGH, Percy Keese

Percy Keese Fitzhugh was an American author of nearly 100 books for children and young adults. The bulk of his work revolves around the fictional town of Bridgeboro, New Jersey and has a scouting theme. One of his major characters was Pee Wee Harris. The title, Pee Wee Harris, was the first in a series of 13 Pee Wee Harris books. Pee Wee is just that; small in stature but huge in heart and ever so loyal as a scout should be. In the first installment, Pee Wee visits his Aunt Jamsiah and Uncle Eb in a small New Jersey backwoods village called Everdoze. The village is aptly named. Pee Wee’s energy is boundless and he promptly sets to work to put Everdoze on the map through scout enterprise to earn money to buy tents for his scout troop. A series of adventures and a new friendship develop even as things go awry. This book is light and enjoyable listening for both children and adults alike. Enjoy! (Summary modified partially from Wikipedia and Tom Weiss)

7 episodes

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January by JACKSON, Helen Hunt

LibriVox volunteers bring you 8 recordings of January by Helen Hunt Jackson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 13, 2013.Helen Maria Hunt Jackson, born Helen Fiske was an Amewrican writer and activist for the improvement of treatment of the Native Americans by the U.S. government. Her books A Century of Dishonor and Ramona both attracted considerable attention to her cause. (Summary by David Lawrence)

8 episodes

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Flatting-Mill, The by COWPER, William

LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of The Flatting-Mill by William Cowper. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for May 1, 2011.William Cowper (pronounced "Cooper")was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry. Samuel Taylor Coleridge called him "the best modern poet", whilst William Wordsworth particularly admired his poem Yardley-Oak. He was a nephew of the poet Judith Madan. (summary from Wikipedia)

14 episodes

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Short Ghost and Horror Collection 009 by VARIOUS

A collection of fifteen stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder.

16 episodes

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生まれいずる悩み (Umareizuru Nayami) by ARISHIMA, Takeo

北海道の岩内に住む漁師、木本は、画家になることを望み、札幌に住む語り手を尋ねて、自分の画を見せた。そして10年後、再び吹雪の中を語り手を尋ねる。木本は、実在の画家、木田金次郎をモデルとしています。漁船の遭難シーンは、すごい迫力です。 A fisherman, who lives in Iwanai, Hokkaido, wishes to be a painter. He sends his works to a writer who then writes about his life. (Summary by ekzemplaro)

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Poème du Mois - 006 Perles de Rêve by COURDIL, Jean

Each month a poem is chosen to be recorded by as many LibriVox volunteers as possible! Chaque mois, nous choisissons un poème qui est enregistré par un maximum de librivoxeurs ais. Perles de Rêve Une perle luit et repose Dans le sein d'une jeune rose Au calice vermeil et pur. - Que seras-tu, perle éphémère ? - À l'aurore, vierge chimère, Je serai nuage d'azur. Une larme paraît et brille Dans l'œil doux de la blanche fille Que nul frisson n'agite encor. - Que seras-tu, larme tremblante ? - À la première aube troublante, Je m'envolerai rêve d'or.

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Believe Me, if All Those Endearing Young Charms by MOORE, Thomas

LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms by Thomas Moore. This was the Weekly Poetry project for February 14th, 2010.

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RamblingVerser Podcast

RamblingVerser Podcast

Imagine, Enhance, and Grow Your Stories...John E. Murray, III and the Cast at Story Institute share inspirations, writing prompts, and reflections by bringing you passionate authors who share your sense of imagination and excellence in writing...Enjoy...

39 episodes

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Short Science Fiction Collection 048 by VARIOUS

Science Fiction is speculative literature that generally explores the consequences of ideas which are roughly consistent with nature and scientific method, but are not facts of the author’s contemporary world. The stories often represent philosophical thought experiments presented in entertaining ways. Protagonists typically "think" rather than "shoot" their way out of problems, but the definition is flexible because there are no limits on an author's imagination. The reader-selected stories presented here were written prior to 1962 and became US public domain texts when their copyrights expired. (Summary by Gregg Margarite)

19 episodes

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Bible (KJV) NT 21-22: 1,2 Peter by KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

The First Epistle of Peter, usually referred to simply as First Peter and often written 1 Peter, is a book of the New Testament. The author claims to be Saint Peter the apostle, and the epistle was traditionally held to have been written during his time as bishop of Rome or Bishop of Antioch, though neither title is used in the epistle. The letter is addressed to various churches in Asia Minor suffering religious persecution.The Second Epistle of Peter, often referred to as Second Peter and written 2 Peter, it is the first New Testament book to treat other New Testament writings as scripture, 2 Peter was one of the last letters included in the New Testament canon; it quotes from and adapts Jude extensively, identifies Jesus with God, and addresses a threatening heresy which had arisen because the end and salvation had not occurred.

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LibriVox Language Learning Collection Vol. 001 by VARIOUS

This collection is part of an initiative to create a language learning resource at LibriVox. The LibriVox Language Learning Collections contain readings from various language learning books, grammars, primers, phrasebooks, dictionaries, readers and even other works which contain information on various languages, recount experiences of language learning and encountering new languages or provide guides for correct pronunciation, writing or discourse in a language. These works could describe English or any other language whatsoever, from Latin to Sumerian, Chinese to Wampanoag, Esperanto to Swahili (etc.).This Volume includes a treatise by Sir Arthur Cotton, author of an "Arabic Primer". His daughter, Lady Hope, on page 523 of her biography of her father, writes that he "had very strong theories on the subject of learning “Living Languages,” his opinion being that, as every child who comes into the world learns its mother tongue orally, and at first without grammar… so the learning of all modern languages would be very much facilitated by a similar process." Also included are the orientalist E.G. Browne's opinions on language learning (taken from the introduction to A Year Amongst the Persians), the first lesson from Dr. Emil Otto's "French Conversation-Grammar", a talk by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá on the need for a universal auxiliary language, Samuel Johnson's "A Grammar of the English Tongue", several sections from Henry Sweet's "First Steps in Anglo-Saxon", Lessons 1 - 5 from "Esperanto in Twenty Lessons", two sections on language by Varro, a story in Latin from "Fabulae Faciles", "Greek Lessons: 1-10", the Phonology Section from a "Primer of Persian" and Lessons 1 - 19 from "A Practical Arabic Course". (Summary by Nicholas James Bridgewater)

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Tim Bobbin: A View of the Lancashire Dialect by VARIOUS

A comic dialogue written in John Collier's idiosyncratic version of the 18th century South Lancashire dialect together with a collection of 19th century texts on Collier and his work. Egged on by Meary (Mary), Tummus (Thomas) recounts the series of misadventures that ensue when he makes a trip to Rochdale on an errand for his master. First published in 1746, the text grew over subsequent editions as Collier expanded the story, added a preface in which he berates publishers who had pirated his work, and inflated and amended his glossary. The text read here is the final version of the preface, dialogue and glossary, which appeared in an 1862 edition of Collier's works. Collier's texts are followed by several accounts of Collier's life and commentaries on his work, Elijah Riding's 1860 'plain English' translation of the Tummus and Meary text, and three poems set at Collier's graveside in Rochdale. (Summary by Phil Benson)

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Aljaska (Alaska) en de Canada-spoorweg by ANONYMOUS

Toeristisch verslag van een reis naar Canada en Alaska, in 1892 gepubliceerd in het tijdschrift "De Aarde en haar volken". We gaan samen met de anonieme, Europese schrijver in Frankrijk aan boord van een schip met bestemming New-York. Daar aangekomen, reizen we direct door naar Montreal. In deze Oost-Canadese stad begint een lange tocht per trein - helemaal naar de Canadese west-kust - via de nog maar enkele jaren daarvoor aangelegde Canada-Pacific-lijn. Deze voert langs een overvloed aan meren en rivieren, in opkomst zijnde steden en adembenemende bergtoppen en gletschers. Aangekomen in de west-Canadese stad Victoria, neemt de schrijver ons mee aan boord van stoomboot 'The Queen' voor een toeristische tocht naar Alaska. Hij verhaalt van de prachtige ijsbergen, fjorden, gletschers en bossen welke we onderweg tegenkomen, van de geschiedenis van Alaska en van de kleurrijke plaatselijke bevolking. De Pyramide-haven, op 59° N.B., is de meest noordelijke plaats die wordt aangedaan. Daarna ondernemen we de terugtocht. (inleiding door kattekliek)

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Way of Perfection, The by TERESA OF AVILA, Saint

El Camino de Perfección (trans.: The Way of Perfection) is a method for making progress in the contemplative life written by St. Teresa of Ávila for the sisters of her reformed convent of the Carmelite Order (Discalced). St. Teresa was a major figure of the Catholic Reformation in 16th Century Spain. (Introduction by Wikipedia)

43 episodes

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Smoke Upon Your Altar Dies, The by KIPLING, Rudyard

LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of The Smoke Upon Your Altar Dies by Rudyard Kipling. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 6, 2013.Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist chiefly remembered for his tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. Kilping was one of the most popular writers in England, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1907 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and to date he remains its youngest recipient. Among other honours, he was sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, all of which he declined. (Summary from Wikipedia )

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Libro I de la Historia de Heródoto by HERODOTUS

Las Historias (en griego antiguo ἱστορίαι historíai 'aproximaciones, investigaciones') de Heródoto de Halicarnaso (484–después del 430 a. C.) es una obra escrita en dialecto jonio que tiene como objetivo narrar los enfrentamientos que tuvieron lugar entre griegos y bárbaros (asiáticos, especialmente persas) y, en concreto, las Guerras Médicas. También contiene una descripción de la historia y costumbres del Antiguo Egipto. Se trata de la primera obra historiográfica griega que nos ha llegado íntegra y está dividida en nueve libros, cada uno de ellos dedicado a una musa. En el proemio Heródoto expone su intención: evitar que las hazañas de las generaciones que lo precedieron sean relegadas al olvido (I 1), explicando las causas de sus enfrentamientos. Para exponer las causas del conflicto (las Guerras Médicas), Heródoto pasa a abordar las primeras diferencias y enfrentamientos que se produjeron entre griegos y bárbaros en época mítica (secuestros de Europa, Medea y Helena, Guerra de Troya). Sin embargo, marca cierta distancia con estas tradiciones y acto seguido indica quién, por lo que él sabe, cometió en primer lugar actos injustos (Creso, rey de Lidia). Tenemos, pues, expuesta nítidamente que la agresión es la medida de la responsabilidad moral y jurídica. La atención pasa inmediatamente a la figura de Creso, el primer agresor. La historia de Lidia permite entrar en contacto con el gran eje de su Historia, Persia; al mismo tiempo, sienta las bases de su concepción teleológica del acontecer humano (entrevista entre Solón y Creso, I 28–33). El resto del libro I traslada su atención a Persia, con la entronización de Ciro y diversas campañas de este rey (sumisión de Jonia, Caria y Licia). (Resumen de Wikipedia)

18 episodes

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Short Science Fiction Collection 034 by VARIOUS

Science Fiction is speculative literature that generally explores the consequences of ideas which are roughly consistent with nature and scientific method, but are not facts of the author’s contemporary world. The stories often represent philosophical thought experiments presented in entertaining ways. Protagonists typically “think” rather than “shoot” their way out of problems, but the definition is flexible because there are no limits on an author’s imagination. The reader-selected stories presented here were written prior to 1962 and became US public domain texts when their copyrights expired. (Summary by Gregg Margarite)

15 episodes

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Tales From Dickens by RIVES, Hallie Erminie

The Old Curiosity Shop; Hard Times; A Tale of Two Cities; Oliver Twist; The Pickwick Papers. Have you read any or all of these famous Dickens stories? The author of this marvelous book, Rives Ermine, a highly successful author in her own right, simply wanted to retell the basic elements of some of Dickens best beloved novels and story lines. Now is your chance to revisit these stories and revive the memories of great reads. Of it you haven't gotten around to some of these classics, this would be a marvelous chance to listen to what they are about so you can enjoy them even more in the original later. The synopsis of each book by Dickens, broken into 3 or 4 sections, is read by a single LibriVox reader for a more consistent and understandable flow. As an added treat, the author's essay on Charles Dickens has been added as the last section of this audiobook. (summary by Phil Chenevert)

66 episodes

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Pillow and Stone by ISAACS, Abram S.

LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 recordings of Pillow and Stone by Abram S. Isaacs. This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 24, 2011.Abram S. Isaacs (1851-1920) was an American rabbi, author, and professor. Isaacs received his education at the New York University, from which he was graduated in 1871. He became a Rabbi at Barnett Memorial Temple at Paterson, New Jersey. For thirty-five years he occupied a chair at the New York University, first as Professor of Hebrew, then of Germanic languages, and later of Semitics. (summary from Wikipedia)

13 episodes

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