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Most biographies are stories about the lives of great men and women meant to inspire us to achieve our goals. This biography is a little different. It is without a doubt the story of one man’s extraordinary life but is also a conduit for the messages he curated throughout his life. For his life is his message. So, as you listen to this audio biography, try to hear between the lines for the messages meant for you to follow and practice. This might turn out to be a mind bending, life-altering ...
 
Listen to this biography podcast to find out how people with a disadvantage overcame their struggles and became world-famous. From Charlie Chaplin to Abraham Lincoln, Helen Keller to Marie Curie, most famous people were at a place where you are now - ground zero. Yet, they fought hard to accomplish unfathomable deeds. Are you going through a bad time or depression? Then this podcast will teach you to not give up. So many people like you have struggled, survived, and established their names i ...
 
Lyrics Of Their Life is a Music Biography and Documentary style podcast that explores the extraordinary lives, lived by those that wrote or performed the songs we know & love. Come on a journey with your host Adam Hampton through these musicians lives in chronological order, in the most complete biographies you'll find on legendary musicians such as Freddie Mercury, Stevie Nicks, Kurt Cobain, Prince, Tracy Chapman & Slash. Modern day stars like Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran, P!nk and Robbie Williams ...
 
American biography is a podcast that looks at American history by following the course of human events and examining the lives of important, if less discussed, Americans who have exerted great influence upon the nation's development. It's the American story told through Americans' stories. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
In every country there have been certain men and women whose busy lives have made the world better or wiser. The names of such are heard so often that every child should know a few facts about them. It is hoped the very short stories told here may make boys and girls eager to learn more about these famous people. (from the Forward of the text)
 
Popography (pop culture + biography) is a podcast born out of my interest in the relationship between our identities and the pop culture we love. Each episode features a conversation with someone I find inspiring, and I hope you'll feel the same. We'll discuss how music, television shows, movies, art pieces, and other media shape our personal journeys and professional development. So join me for these stories and let's learn how to appreciate and exchange passions.
 
In writing this ponderous tome, the author's desire has been to describe the eminent characters and remarkable events of our annals, in such a form and style, that the YOUNG might make acquaintance with them of their own accord. For this purpose, while ostensibly relating the adventures of a Chair, he has endeavored to keep a distinct and unbroken thread of authentic history. The Chair is made to pass from one to another of those personages, of whom he thought it most desirable for the young ...
 
"The life of a wild animal always has a tragic end," as Ernest Thompson Seton said. This is the story of Metitsi Wahb, born a playful cub, orphaned young by the murder of his mother, his brothers and sister, raising himself surrounded by enemies, and growing to the fiercest creature anywhere in his vast range -- though showing himself a gentleman in the Yellowstone National Park. And finally, he is laid low by a smaller, more cunning enemy, and defeated in the end by age and injury. "The lif ...
 
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Rabbi Moses ben Nahman (1194–1270), known in English as Nahmanides and by the acronym the Ramban, was one of the most creative kabbalists, one of the deepest and most original biblical interpreters, and one of the greatest Talmudic scholars the Jewish tradition has ever produced. Join us as we talk with Moshe Halbertal about his recent book: Nahman…
 
In this part of our biography podcast, find out about what territories Christopher Columbus discovered, which people he met, and what atrocities he committed. Listen to the biography of Christopher Columbus now. Read our blog post Would you rather read his biography? Read it here: History of Christopher Columbus. If the link doesn't work, copy and …
 
This podcast delves into the alliances that Gurudev formed with great saints, Brahmrishis, deities, evolved ethereals, to increase the bandwidth of his mission. Spiritual Alliances is an ode to collaboration and the power of the collective. Gurudevonline.com presents the pods of enlightenment, an audio biography of one of history's greatest saints.…
 
In this 1 Year Anniversary Special, we celebrate Lyrics Of Their Life Podcast turning 1 year old after launching this time last year with the Freddie Mercury episode. We also take a look at the latest news regarding Britney Spears, Iggy Azalea, Halsey and all the latest charts and releases including my album of the week. Plus I reveal when the seco…
 
Robert Smith is worth 25 million dollars. Someone with whom you went to high school was covered in head-to-toe black because of his band The Cure. And for better or worse, even country-music fans know "Friday I'm in Love." For all that creativity and success, however, Robert Smith's greatest talent is, apparently, being the best friend you could ev…
 
Daniel Shapiro was a successful attorney in his early forties when his wife, Susan, suffered a brain bleed and a diagnosis that her future was uncertain. Stunned, and with three young children, the couple made the most of the few years that followed, before a massive second hemorrhage changed everything. Physically, Susan was badly compromised in h…
 
Michal Kšiňan’s Milan Rastislav Štefánik: The Slovak National Hero and Co-Founder of Czechoslovakia is the first scientific biography of Milan Rastislav Štefánik (1880–1919) that is focused on analyzing the process of how he became the Slovak national hero. Although he is relatively unknown internationally, his contemporaries compared him “to Chode…
 
Olga Tufnell (1905–85) was a British archaeologist working in Egypt, Cyprus, and Palestine in the 1920s and 1930s, a period often described as a golden age of archaeological discovery. Tufnell achieved extraordinary success for an “amateur” archaeologist and as a woman during a time when the field of professional archaeology was heavily dominated b…
 
No Future in This Country: The Prophetic Pessimism of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner (U Mississippi Press, 2020) is a history of the career of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner (1834–1915), specifically focusing on his work from 1896 to 1915. Drawing on the copious amount of material from Turner’s speeches, editorial, and open and private letters, Dr. Andre E…
 
Meryl Altman's new book Beauvoir in Time, published by Brill Rodopi Press (2020), situates Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex (1949) in its historical context and responds to criticism that muddles what she actually said about sex, race and class. She takes up three aspects of Beauvoir's work today’s feminists find problematic: the characterizatio…
 
In First to Fall: Elijah Lovejoy and the Fight for a Free Press in the Age of Slavery (Pegasus Books, 2021), Ken Ellingwood takes readers back to the first true test of the First Amendment's guarantees of free speech and a free press through the story of abolitionist newspaper editor Elijah Lovejoy. The story unfolds during the 1830s, a period know…
 
The First World War poet and composer Ivor Gurney (1890–1937) spent the last fifteen years of his life confined in a Kent mental hospital before dying prematurely of tuberculosis. How good was Gurney's war poetry, and has his music stood the test of time? Why did try to re-write Shakespeare's plays? How far do recently uncovered archives transform …
 
The story of how the mahaguru gathered his disciples; a 500 - year process that culminated in this incarnation - Collection Centre. Gurudevonline.com presents the pods of enlightenment, an audio biography of one of history's greatest saints. 'The Guru of Gurus' podcast series is comprised of 24 podcasts that present aspects of the mahaguru's life, …
 
In this podcast, Gurudev's wife and children excavate their past and present different facets of the mahaguru as The Family Man. Gurudevonline.com presents the pods of enlightenment, an audio biography of one of history's greatest saints. 'The Guru of Gurus' podcast series is comprised of 24 podcasts that present aspects of the mahaguru's life, phi…
 
Ryan Ruby is a writer and translator from Los Angeles, California. His fiction and criticism have appeared in The New York Review of Books, The Paris Review Daily, Conjunctions, n+1, The Baffler, and elsewhere. The piece we are discussing here is Child’s Play. What can Wittgenstein teach us about raising kids published in June 2021 in The Believer.…
 
This podcast retraces Gurudev's life from the time he left his physical form in 1991 to his birth in 1938. The Guru of Gurus, an omnipresent manifestation of Shiv, had the roots of his story in his Early Years. Gurudevonline.com presents the pods of enlightenment, an audio biography of one of history's greatest saints. 'The Guru of Gurus' podcast s…
 
There is more to reality than the eye can see. There is more to knowledge than the conscious mind can perceive. Yet the invisible forms of reality are known to a few. The waking state, the dream state, out of body travel, intuitive capability, are words to most but were routine to him. Share some of his knowledge. Understand his experience. And for…
 
In this part of our biography podcast, find out about why people set sail in the 15th century. Listen to the biography of Christopher Columbus now. Summary of this episodeChristopher Colombus' early life Christopher Columbus' father, Domenico Colombo, was born in a port city in Italy in 1418. He worked multiple jobs, like being a wool weaver, chees…
 
We present the audio biography of a man who lived a life seemingly ordinary. A typical man next door who could do things that were hard to believe. He could travel astrally, heal remotely, change destiny, control elements, hear the unspoken, understand the unsaid, know the future, parlez with deities and become the manifested Shiv. His mission -- t…
 
Lyle D. Bierma's Font of Pardon and New Life: John Calvin and the Efficacy of Baptism (Oxford UP, 2021) is a study of the historical development and impact of John Calvin's doctrine of baptismal efficacy. The primary questions it addresses are (1) whether Calvin taught an "instrumental" doctrine of baptism, according to which the external sign of t…
 
Few people have made decisions as momentous as Eisenhower, nor has one person had to make such a varied range of them. From D-Day to Little Rock, from the Korean War to Cold War crises, from the Red Scare to the Missile Gap controversies, Ike was able to give our country eight years of peace and prosperity by relying on a core set of principles. Th…
 
This year, transgender liberation is at the forefront of Pride Month discourse, with a staggering number of conservative, religious, and gender critical-backed bills challenging trans people’s rights to use public restrooms, participate in organized sports, and even expect inclusive language at the doctor’s office. These would-be laws seek to legis…
 
Federico Fellini’s distinct style delighted generations of film viewers and inspired filmmakers and artists around the world. In Fellini’s Films and Commercials: From Postwar to Postmodern, renowned Fellini scholar Frank Burke presents a film-by-film analysis of the famed director’s cinematic output from a theoretical perspective. The book explores…
 
In this part of our biography podcast, find out about why people set sail in the 15th century. Listen to the biography of Christopher Columbus now. Read our blog post Would you rather read his biography? Read it here: History of Christopher Columbus. If the link doesn't work, copy and paste this URL into your browser - https://wisuru.com/biography/…
 
Ranked number 100 on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”, The Talking Heads were progenitors of Art-School Preppy Punk. Everyone knows David Byrne and that crazy white suit, but behind him was Chris Frantz, the drummer with whom Byrne formed the band. As a founding member, he was there to have lunch with Andy Warhol, tour with The Ra…
 
In this part of our biography podcast, find out how Walt Disney made a big decision that affected the entire animation industry. Also find out what he did in his last years, how he died, and some interesting facts about him. Listen to the biography of Walt Disney now. Read our blog post Would you rather read his biography? Read it here: Biography o…
 
Ahmad Ibn Tulun: Governor of Abbasid Egypt, 868-884 (Oneworld Academic, 2021), by Matthew S. Gordon (Miami University (Ohio)) is an innovative look at the Abbasid governor of Egypt from 868-884, and the short-lived dynasty that succeeded him for just two decades. Ibn Tulun is perhaps best known for the mosque that still bears his name in Cairo--arg…
 
George Frederick Bristow, born in 1825, was a significant musical figure in the United States from the 1850s until his death in 1898. Now, almost one hundred years after his birth, Katherine Preston has just written his first biography--George Frederick Bristow (University of Illinois Press, 2020)-- as part of the American Composers Series. Bristow…
 
Today I talked to Edward G. Longacre about his new book Unsung Hero of Gettysburg: The Story of Union General David McMurtrie Gregg (University of Nebraska Press, 2021). On the 3rd day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Union cavalry officer David Gregg ensured that Jeb Stuart’s Confederate cavalry troops didn’t succeed. Stuart’s orders were to attack th…
 
John Calvin in Context (Cambridge UP, 2019) offers a comprehensive overview of Calvin's world. Including essays from social, cultural, feminist, and intellectual historians, each specially commissioned for this volume, the book considers the various early modern contexts in which Calvin worked and wrote. It captures his concerns for Northern humani…
 
In 1800 a Belfast linen merchant named Alexander Brown emigrated with his wife and eldest son to Baltimore. Today his family’s name lives on in the investment firm Brown Brothers Harriman, a company that has long played an outsized role in American history. As Zachary Karabell details in his book Inside Money: Brown Brothers Harriman and the Americ…
 
“Aba mengajarkan anak-anaknya dan sesama keturunan Arab untuk menyatu dengan Indonesia. Karena itu secara umum, keluarga Shihab atau Shahab tidak mengenakan peci putih khas orang Arab, melainkan peci hitam, khas Indonesia. Mengenakan celana, bukan jubah, bahkan berdasi dan berjas jika ke pesta. Aba juga selalu menegaskan pada kami bahwa kita bagian…
 
Richard Thompson's Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice 1967-1975 (Algonquin Books, 2021) gives fans of his music a tale as rollicking and entertaining as the reels and ballads he recorded with the band Fairport Convention. Fairport Convention was one of the central bands in the British Folk Rock scene, blending traditional English songs an…
 
In this part of our biography podcast, find out how Walt Disney became a famous cartoon maker after being betrayed by his own film distributor. Listen to the biography of Walt Disney now. Read our blog post Would you rather read his biography? Read it here: Biography of Walt Disney. If the link doesn't work, copy and paste this URL into your browse…
 
The Go-Go's were the first all-female band to have a number-one record of self-penned songs with Beauty and the Beat, a feat unrivaled to this day. A winning combination of punk, surf rock, and sugar in the raw, they were integral to the musical landscape of the 80s. Kathy Valentine was part of that experience, slipping into the bassist spot just a…
 
Isabel Rosario Cooper, if mentioned at all by mainstream history books, is often a salacious footnote: the young Filipino mistress of General Douglas MacArthur, hidden away at the Charleston Hotel in DC. Empire’s Mistress, Starring Isabel Rosario Cooper (Duke University Press: 2021) by Professor Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez refuses to reduce Cooper’s…
 
Boy On Fire: The Young Nick Cave (HarperCollins, 2020) is the first volume of a long-awaited, near-mythical biography of Nick Cave by award-winning writer, Mark Mordue. A beautiful, profound and poetic biography of the formative years of the dark prince of Australian rock 'n' roll, Boy on Fire is Nick Cave's creation story. This is a portrait of th…
 
In this final installment of the Lady Gaga story, we explore the albums Joanne, Chromatica and Cheek To Cheek featuring Tony Bennett as well as Gaga's struggles with relationships, alcohol and mental health, her mighty performance at the Super Bowl half time show, her award winning acting roles including her emotional speech at the Oscars for the a…
 
In this episode featuring Lady Gaga. We explore the second chapter of the life, music and career of Lady Gaga beginning with the award winning Born This Way album, we learn about her alter ego Joe Calderone, her struggles with Fibromyalgia, her relationship with Taylor Kinney and the critically panned Artpop album. Included are the stories behind s…
 
At the dawn of the 1950s, a promising and dedicated young painter named Helen Frankenthaler, fresh out of college, moved back home to New York City to make her name. By the decade's end, she had succeeded in establishing herself as an important American artist of the postwar period. In the years in between, she made some of the most daring, head-tu…
 
Shake and Bake is the story of Archie Clark, one of the top playmaking guards in the 1970s pre-merger NBA. While not one of the game’s most recognized superstars, Clark was a seminal player in NBA history who staggered defenders with the game’s greatest crossover dribble (“shake and bake”) and is credited by his peers as the originator of today’s p…
 
In this part of our biography podcast, find out about Walt Disney's ancestors, how his childhood was, and how his last name originated. Listen to the biography of Walt Disney now. Read our blog post Would you rather read his biography? Read it here: Biography of Walt Disney. If the link doesn't work, copy and paste this URL into your browser - http…
 
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