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Hugonauts: The Best Sci Fi Books of All Time
The Machine Stops - A dystopian short story that feels almost too real! (analysis episode)

Hugonauts: The Best Sci Fi Books of All Time

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 16:08


It is truly unbelievable that this story was written in 1909 - E. M. Forster's dystopian world feels all too real in our increasingly digitally connected and physically isolated real world. The story is about ritual & superstition, resistance to change, the dangers of reliance on an all-powerful authority, the origins of knowledge and creativity, and a tumultuous relationship between a mother and son who see the world in very different ways. We're joined to talk about the story by actor and writer Kiran Subramaniam, who also joined us to record our full cast, unabridged audiobook of this story! No spoilers here as usual, but we do highly recommend listening to the story as well, whether before or after the analysis & review. It's an incredible story and isn't too long - the audiobook episode is just over an hour. You should see that free audiobook available as our episode 19.  As always, we also recommend and discuss some similar books if you are looking for more great books to read. This week we recommend 1984 by George Orwell, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut, and Foundation by Isaac Asimov.Or you can watch the show on YouTube here if you prefer video.Happy reading y'all!

Vale a pena com Mariana Alvim
#28 António Raminhos

Vale a pena com Mariana Alvim

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 34:13


Um homem que se tem dado a conhecer, mas agora como leitor. Começou a ler mais tarde mas hoje lê muito, mais livros técnicos, de comédia e psicologia, com maior atenção num tema importante: a perturbação obsessivo-compulsiva. E trouxe um livro que foi um óptimo regresso ao passado, quem leu? Os livros que o Raminhos trouxe: When in doubt, make belief, Jeff Bell; Diário de um adolescente com a mania da saúde, Aidan MacFarlane; 1984, George Orwell; O que ofereci: Assombro, Richard Powers.

Learn American English With This Guy
Ep 316 ADVANCED CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH: WEATHER ⛈❄️

Learn American English With This Guy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 109:16


In this live English lesson we will talk about advanced vocabulary terms we use when having a conversation about weather, but we'll focus a little more on the verbs we use. You will be able to use terms like sleet, heat index, cold snap, dew, drafty, and so many others in your next English conversation.

Kelly Orchard's Apple A Day
Being a Good Role Model is a Great Habit

Kelly Orchard's Apple A Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 1:13


This is Kelly Orchard's Apple A Day. Sixty seconds on Wisdom, Success and Personal Growth. We're focusing on growth with 30 Days of New Habits. What kind of role model are you? When you make a habit of being a good role model, to your kids, your business colleagues, your friends and family – you are helping to create a more successful environment, even for yourself. It is in our human nature to seek and look up to heroes. When you are a positive role model, you become a hero to many. But, make it a habit without seeking accolades. Become a positive role model for the mere purpose of helping others grow in wisdom, success and personal growth. A role model doesn't just pay flattery to others, they practice what they preach! So, what kind of role model will you make a habit of being? George Orwell once said, “High sentiments always win in the end. The leaders who offer blood, toil, tears and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.” This has been Kelly Orchard's Apple A Day. …Now, go out and be fruitful. Kelly Orchard's Apple A Day is also available in print. Click here for more!

RADIOMÁS
Hechos con Palabras - George Orwell

RADIOMÁS

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 6:04


Hechos con Palabras - George Orwell by Radiotelevisión de Veracruz

History & Factoids about today
June 25th-Catfish, George Michael, Carly Simon, Virginia, Korean War Began, Jimmie Walker, Gen. Custer

History & Factoids about today

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 10:40


catfish, pop culture 1967, custers last stand, korean war began, virginia, carly simon, george michael, june lockhart, tim finn, jimmie walker, george orwell

Strange Stories UK
Strange Stories UK, Cleft Chin murder at Hammersmith London.

Strange Stories UK

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 42:06


As it has been three weeks since I posted, I decided to make a podcast, write it and post it as quickly as I could. I did not know what story to make a podcast about but I had some photographs of documents that I had taken at the National Archives and choose the shortest one, the one with least photos  to see how quickly I could write and post. The storey I chose, I original thought obscure, but found that a film had been made about it in 1990 called Chicago Joe and the Showgirl starring Kiefer Sutherland , Emily Lloyd and Patsy Kensit. Then I found out that George Orwell had commented on the murder. However, there did not seem to be any podcasts on what was called the 'Cleft chin murder'.It took me 14 hours from start to finish to make this podcast, researching, writing and recording. That is why I am calling it a Punk Podcast. The characters in this podcast are shallow, obsessed with image and Hollywood films. Their lives are cheap and they think that life is cheap. In recent podcasts it has been suggested that it is easy to get away with a murder during a time of war, however these murderers were too incompetent to take advantage of wartime. As usual it is low fi and I hesitate over words etc.. 

Urdunama
'Janwaristan' – Let's Read George Orwell's 'Animal Farm' in Urdu

Urdunama

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 18:38


"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." “The only good human being is a dead one." "Man serves the interests of no creature except himself." “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." These are some of the lines of British essayist, journalist, and novelist George Orwell's famous satirical novella Animal Farm. The book tells the story of a group of farm animals who dream about equality and a world where they live free of the tyranny of their human farmer. But in the end they end up living under the dictatorship of a pig named Napoleon. The message is simple and clear – power corrupts all. In this episode of Urdunama, we have tried to do something different. Instead of talking about Urdu words, host Fabeha Syed reads excerpts of Animal Farm, in Urdu, from a translation from English by London-based translator Nasir Hussain Jafari. Tune in!

Learn American English With This Guy

In this English lesson to help you improve your English, I respond to some questions and comments left by 8th grade Italian students that their teacher, Pietro, left in response to the English lesson about the American Prom. You will also learn how to use grass clippings and chain link fence in your next English conversation. The English lesson was filmed right outside of my school on the last day before summer vacation. Since I am on summer vacation for the next couple months, I hope to have even more English lessons for you.

The Hartmann Report
HAVE YOU NOTICED THAT AMERICA HAS GOTTEN MEANER?

The Hartmann Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 56:36


The media continues to largely ignore those frequent moments when fascist-infiltrated police — the only group within our society who are legally authorized to use violence without consequence — overlook or overtly encourage the violence that breaks out when Americans dare stand up to fascist militias. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

NDR - Hör mal 'n beten to
Niee Insichten

NDR - Hör mal 'n beten to

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 1:50


Ralf Spreckels liest gern. Warum? Weil gute Büche voller neuer Erkenntnisse stecken, und man nach der Lektüre wieder ein bisschen schlauer ist. "Niee Insichten" Lüüd, dat is noch nich so lang her, dor hebbt mien Schatz un ik wat doon, dat wi gor nich mehr so recht kennen däen. En Mega-Beleevnis! Johrelang Stress, Termine, Job, Familie, Kinner, vull inspannt. Ümmer in de Gang üm enigermaten den Kurs to holen. Meist to wenig Tied för so vele lütte, schöne Saken an Rand vun uns Weg. Liekers hebbt wi uns ümmer wedder op'n Padd maakt. Op de Söök na niee Strecken, na niee Horizonten. Mit`n Fleger, op'n Schipp, mit Fohrrad, to Foot. Sotoseggen pausenlos. Aver: Ümmer 'n Plan, ümmer in Iel. Worüm? Jo, dat Geföhl, de Tied löppt ümmer sneller, se höllt uns op Trapp. Wi mütt Dat noch - un Dütt eerst recht noch. Denn keem de Erkenntnis: Dor mütt wi ansetten! Sluß mit Gauheit, mit Tempo! Wat steiht in Orwells Roman "1984"? "De Tied vergeiht nich gauer as fröher, aver wi loopt ieliger an ehr vörbi". Dor kümmt een in't Gruweln. Wat wi toeerst maakt hebbt? Uns Terminklenners afspeckt. Füll swaar un hett 'ne Wiel duert bit wi dor mit üm kunnen. Männigeen Torüchslag hett uns to Schaffen maakt. Denn hebbt wi uns gegensiedig wedder op de Spoor bröcht. Sünd stuur bleven. Nu löppt uns Leven würklich 'n beten rohiger, entspannter af. Jo, de kloke Schorsch ut England, George Orwell, de wüss Bescheed. Ielig an de Tied vörbilopen is nich mehr uns Ding. Wi maakt nu - nich ümmer, aver faken - wat, dat uns so lang al nich mehr in Sinn kamen is. Un weetst du wat dat is? Würklich ganz eenfach! Echt Mega! Wi maakt Nix! Hier gibt es mehr Plattdeutsch: Podcast: Die plattdeutsche Morgenplauderei "Hör mal 'n beten to" als als kostenloses Audio-Abo für Ihren PC: https://www.ndr.de/wellenord/podcast3096.html Die Welt snackt Platt: Alles rund um das Thema Plattdeutsch: https://www.ndr.de/plattdeutsch

Another Book on the Shelf
097 - A Waiter In Paris by Edward Chisholm

Another Book on the Shelf

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 64:00


In Episode 97, Gen and Jette collaborate with one of their favourite Toronto indie publishers, House of Anansi, to give you a preview of one of their upcoming new releases, A Waiter in Paris by Edward Chisholm. This memoir chronicles Chisholm's time in Paris, scraping out a living in a restaurant as he works his way up from runner to waiter. As former barista/servers/etc., we loved this deep dive into the world of waiting tables. We did a lot of reminiscing and commiserating because it turns out, no matter where you are, waiting tables doesn't really change. Show Notes Check out our other collaborations with House of Anansi — Episode 70: A Boring Wife Settles the Score, Episode 43: You Are Not What We Expected, Episode 39: Coming Up for Air and Pallbearing, Episode 20: Autopsy of a Boring Wife and Dual Citizens Chisholm's memoir is partly inspired by George Orwell's Down and Out in Paris and London, so if you enjoy this one, be sure to check out Orwell's book also. In our next episode, we'll be discussing our latest book club read, Home Before Dark by Riley Sager. If you've read it, send us all your thoughts! Don't forget to follow us on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter or email us at hello@anotherbookontheshelf.com. We'd love to hear from you! Sign up for our newsletter and add us to Pinterest!

The Patriot Cause
America, The Last Stand in the World

The Patriot Cause

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 40:32


George Orwell's Book  - Nineteen Eighty-Four. Published on 8 June 1949- The story takes place in an imagined future, the year 1984, when much of the world has fallen victim to perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, historical negationism (distortion of the historical record), and propaganda. The Real Goals of "The 1619 Project" https://www.heritage.org/american-founders/commentary/the-real-goals-the-1619-project Arthur Milikh The Observer - Sacramento California https://sacobserver.com/2022/06/juneteenth-the-youth-response/ By Zoe Rose Did you know they have a Juneteenth Flag? https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/tv-celebrity/niagara-falls-makes-historic-juneteenth-strides/vi-AAYE7aZ Break https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ds3MvMUdNk What I Dislike About USA After 6 Years Living Abroad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBwVy3-g4KM 1,588,197 views Jan 31, 2021 Peter Santenello

Learn American English With This Guy
AMERICAN TEACHERS TAKE YOUR ENGLISH QUESTIONS

Learn American English With This Guy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 76:04


My wife, Jamie, and I will take your questions about learning English and American culture for about an hour.

NinaCast
VAMOS LER "1984", DE GEORGE ORWELL? | CLUBE NINA CLÁSSICOS (EP.90)

NinaCast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 15:12


NinaCast para anunciar a quinta leitura do ano. Mas antes, me responde uma coisinha: qual foi a última distopia que você leu? Vamos ler um livro "publicado em 1949, texto que nasceu destinado à polêmica. Traduzido em mais de sessenta países, virou minissérie, filmes, quadrinhos, mangás e até uma ópera. Ganhou holofotes em 1999, quando uma produtora holandesa batizou seu reality show de Big Brother." Quem pensou em 1984, de George Orwell, acertou. :) Estou animadíssima sim ou com certeza? Tendo em vista que é uma edição de 440 páginas, degustaremos esse clássico em um mergulho de um mês de leitura e troca intensas - tendo assim, uma meta diária bem tranquila com aproximadamente 14 páginas. Ressalto que as discussões do CNC são diárias no whatsapp e o domingo é nossa folga. O que você acha desse título? Essa será a 21ª obra a ser lida no CLUBE DE LEITURA NINA CLÁSSICOS e adoraria ter a sua companhia nessa vivência de troca e aprendizado. Se já fez a leitura, que tal uma releitura com outras pessoas e diferentes impressões? Tenho certeza que aprenderemos MUITO uns com os outros. Está dada a largada e as inscrições já estão abertas. =) *Como vamos ler em 1 mês o investimento para a leitura do livro mencionado será de R$ 20,00 (vinte reais). A taxa é única e você tem até, às 18h, do dia 30/06 para realizar o pagamento. IMPORTANTE: - Caso você tenha apoiado o Nina & Suas Letras no Catarse e essa seja a sua primeira leitura após o apoio, tem desconto de 25%. - Quem apadrinha com a partir de R$ 40,00 por mês tem 50% de desconto em todas as leituras do CNC. - Quem apadrinha com a partir de R$ 80,00 por mês tem 100% de desconto em todas as leituras do CNC, ou seja, é só comunicar que quer fazer parte da leitura que seu nome será inserido automaticamente. Dessa forma, se já quiser garantir a sua vaga no grupo, deixo a sua disposição algumas opções de pagamento: Depósito, transferência, PIX ou boleto bancário. • Lerei nesta edição da Editora Antofágica: https://amzn.to/3me3tvi Vi que há uma edição gratuita para leitura em e-book: https://amzn.to/3MNJeiZ - Data de início da leitura: 04/07/2022 (segunda-feira). INFORMAÇÕES IMPORTANTES SOBRE O GRUPO: + Será criado um grupo de whatsapp exclusivo no dia 30/06/2022. As discussões serão realizadas diariamente através de mensagens de áudio/texto e as mesmas devem estar sinalizadas. Ex.: Seguem acima comentários sobre o capítulo X. Dessa forma, mesmo que você não possa discutir naquele momento, os áudios/textos ficarão disponíveis para consultas futuras. A ideia é seguirmos o cronograma, mas nada impede de você realizar seus comentários em outros momentos, desde que os mesmos sejam sinalizados. BENEFÍCIOS DE PARTICIPAR DO CLUBE DE LEITURA NINA CLÁSSICOS: + Oportunidade de troca, crescimento e aprendizagem através das discussões e diferentes visões acerca do livro selecionado; + Cronograma de leitura; + Material de apoio (teses, estudos, vídeos, indicação de livros, etc.); + Certificado de participação no final da leitura; + Sorteio; + Encontro no google meet para leitura e discussão do 1º capítulo (01/07/2022, sexta-feira, às 19:19); + Encontro final para últimas considerações sobre o livro (a combinar). ► O Clube Nina Clássicos não fornece o livro. A responsabilidade de compra fica por conta do leitor.

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 21, 2022 is: prescience • PRESH-ee-unss • noun Prescience is the ability to see or anticipate what will or might happen in the future. // Stacy had the prescience to know that the stock's value wasn't going to remain high forever, and she managed to sell it just before it started to decrease. See the entry > Examples: "As the author of some of the most searing indictments of the damage governments and people can do, George Orwell has become synonymous with the kind of prescience most artists only dream of." — Clarke Reader, The Elbert County News (Kiowa, Colorado), 16 Mar. 2022 Did you know? If you know the origin of science you already know half the story of prescience. Science comes from the Latin verb sciō, scīre, "to know," also source of such words as conscience, conscious, and omniscience. Prescience has as its ancestor a word that attached prae-, a predecessor of pre-, to this root to make praescire, meaning "to know beforehand."

Ukas resept
Kampen for tilværelsen

Ukas resept

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 26:15


Er det mulig å komme seg ut av fattigdom eller på andre måter et vanskelig liv? Vi har lest to romaner der forfatterne belyser temaet. Vi kom fra Liverpool av Thomas Marco Blatt Dyrenes gård/Kamerat Napoleon/Animal farm (kjært barn har mange navn) av George Orwell

The Seen and the Unseen - hosted by Amit Varma
Ep 282: Naushad Forbes Wants to Fix India

The Seen and the Unseen - hosted by Amit Varma

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 182:17


He's been an academic who's studied the country, and a businessman who's created wealth and jobs. Now he wants to help India achieve its potential. Naushad Forbes joins Amit Varma in episode 282 of The Seen and the Unseen to talk about his life and learnings -- and the roadmap that can help India lift its citizens. Also check out: 1. The Struggle And The Promise: Restoring India's Potential -- Naushad Forbes. 2. Ram Guha Reflects on His Life -- Episode 266 of The Seen and the Unseen. 3. Aakar Patel Is Full of Hope -- Episode 270 of The Seen and the Unseen. 4. PG Wodehouse on Amazon. 5. The Importance of the 1991 Reforms -- Episode 237 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Shruti Rajagopalan and Ajay Shah). 6. Elite Imitation in Public Policy -- Episode 180 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Shruti Rajagopalan and Alex Tabarrok). 7. The Great Redistribution -- Amit Varma. 8. Early Indians — Tony Joseph. 9. Tony Joseph's episode of The Seen and the Unseen. 10. Who We Are and How We Got Here — David Reich. 11. Two-and-a-Half Bengalis Have an Economics Adda -- Episode 274 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Rajeswaro Sengupta and Shrayana Bhattacharya). 12. India's Problem is Poverty, Not Inequality — Amit Varma. 13. On Inequality — Harry Frankfurt. 14. Our Unlucky Children (2008) — Amit Varma. 15. Fund Schooling, Not Schools (2007) — Amit Varma. 16. The Beautiful Tree -- James Tooley. 17. Fixing Indian Education -- Episode 185 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Karthik Muralidharan). 18. The Loneliness of the Indian Woman -- Episode 259 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Shrayana Bhattacharya). 19. Black Beauty -- Anne Sewell. 20. Enid Blyton and Gerald Durrell on Amazon. 21. Leave it to Psmith -- PG Wodehouse. 22. Survival In Auschwitz -- Primo Levi. 23. Homage to Catalonia -- George Orwell. 24. Steven Van Zandt: Springsteen, the death of rock and Van Morrison on Covid — Richard Purden. 25. Marginal Revolution. 26. Econ Talk — Russ Roberts's podcast. 27. Conversations With Tyler — Tyler Cowen's podcast. 28. Deirdre McCloskey on Amazon. 29. Manmohan Singh's budget speech on July 24, 1991. 30. Government's End: Why Washington Stopped Working -- Jonathan Rauch. 31. The oddest entry in Business Week's 2009 list of the 50 Most Powerful People in India. 32. India's Lost Decade — Episode 116 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Puja Mehra). 33. The Lost Decade — Puja Mehra. 34. State Building: Governance and World Order in the 21st Century -- Francis Fukuyama. 35. The Origins of Political Order -- Francis Fukuyama. 36. Political Order and Political Decay -- Francis Fukuyama. 37. James Buchanan on Amazon. 38. Public Choice Theory -- Episode 121 of The Seen and the Unseen. 39. Public Choice: A Primer — Eomonn Butler. 40. Wonder Woman, the God of War and Public Choice Economics -- Amit Varma and Kumar Anand. 41. Narendra Shenoy and Mr Narendra Shenoy -- Episode 250 of The Seen and the Unseen. 42. The Tragedy of Our Farm Bills -- Episode 211 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Ajay Shah). 43. Why Children Labour (2007) -- Amit Varma. 44. Becoming Modern -- Alex Inkeles and David H Smith. 45. The Overton Window. 46. Exit, Voice, and Loyalty — Albert O Hirschman. 47. India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy -- Ramachandra Guha. 48. Wealth And Poverty Of Nations -- David S Landes. 49. The Uncommon Reader -- Alan Bennett. 50. On Liberty -- John Stuart Mill. 51. Patriots and Partisans -- Ramachandra Guha. 52. Democrats and Dissenters -- Ramachandra Guha. 53. 1984 -- George Orwell. 54. The Passions and the Interests: Political Arguments for Capitalism before Its Triumph -- Albert O Hirschman. 55. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann and Frédéric Chopin on Spotify. 56. Brahms: Second Piano Concerto in B Flat. 57. Beethoven: The Piano Concertos. 58. Beethoven: Symphonies 1 to 9. 59. Schubert: Impromptus. 60. The Philadelphia Story -- George Cukor. 61. Casablanca -- Michael Curtiz. Check out Amit's online courses, The Art of Clear Writing and The Art of Podcasting. And subscribe to The India Uncut Newsletter. It's free! The illustration for this episode is by Nishant Jain aka Sneaky Artist. Check out his work on Twitter, Instagram and Substack.

Learn American English With This Guy
CRUSHING WORDS FOR YOUR NEXT ENGLISH CONVERSATION

Learn American English With This Guy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 11:40


In this English lesson to help you improve your English speaking skills, you will learn how to use English words only native English speakers use. And we get these words by combining words you probably already know. For example, we smush together lunch and breakfast to get brunch. Or we might combine chill and relax to get the new English word, chillax.

6AM Hoy por Hoy
Viernes de libros: Rebelión en la granja de George Orwell

6AM Hoy por Hoy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 2:04


London Walks
Today (June 17) in London History – the last “double hanging” in Britain

London Walks

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 12:47


Learn American English With This Guy
AFTER LESSON: SUMMER VACATION

Learn American English With This Guy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 41:45


WebTalkRadio.net
Comparing the Biden Administration to George Orwell's novel, 1984.  The Biden Administration's proposal to establish a Disinformation Governance Board is reminiscent of the “Thought Police” and the “Ministry of Truth” in the totalitarian gover

WebTalkRadio.net

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022


Most Americans have revolted at the Biden Administration's proposed “Disinformation Governance Board,” which the Administration proposed to address what they call the greatest threat to America—domestic terrorism.  They define domestic terrorism to be “right-wing white supremacists,” and they then attempt to identify Donald Trump and his supporters to be such terrorists.  This was a tactic […] The post Comparing the Biden Administration to George Orwell's novel, 1984.  The Biden Administration's proposal to establish a Disinformation Governance Board is reminiscent of the “Thought Police” and the “Ministry of Truth” in the totalitarian government depicted in 1984.  appeared first on WebTalkRadio.net.

100,000 Welcomes
1984 (George Orwell) - Scots Reading By Alistair Heather

100,000 Welcomes

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 0:05


1984 (George Orwell) - Scots Reading By Alistair Heather by VisitScotland

Midnight Wisdom
Week 190: 26th Birthday

Midnight Wisdom

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 15:20


Week 190 6:01 PM Sunday Feeling relieved I recorded. I read 8 of 10 Letters to a young poet. Read of George Orwell's 'Why I Write', learning is great. I ordered a new bike, arrives while I am in Vipassana, and I am thinking a lot about getting the Supernote A5x. It seems like an incredible machine but it is expensive.. Stay healthy. Find balance without blockage. Appreciate your ups and downs. Some days are yours. Take care. Best, Khalid

Learn American English With This Guy
FREE LIVE ENGLISH LESSON: SUMMER VACATION ☀️

Learn American English With This Guy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 82:21


In this live English lesson to help you improve your English conversation skills, we will talk about summer vacation. We'll talk about going to an amusement park, season passes, day passes, and so much more.

Tea or Books?
Tea or Books? #105: Big Families vs Small Families and Animal Farm vs Nineteen Eighty-Four

Tea or Books?

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022


George Orwell and families – welcome to episode 105! Rachel is busy this month, so I put a shout-out on our Patreon page to see if anybody would be willing to step in and take her place. I was delighted

Learn American English With This Guy
30+ ENGLISH WORDS TO KNOW BEFORE VISITING AN AMERICAN HOTEL

Learn American English With This Guy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 17:30


If you come to the United States, you will probably stay in a hotel, and it will be useful to know some English terms used in a place like that. You will learn English words and terms like: pool chalk, pool table, tap handle, stalls, echos, aesthetically pleasing, urinal, tic tac toe, Jenga, half and half, creamer, night light, and so many more.

The Year Was
June 8th...Dolly Parton Hits #1

The Year Was

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 6:25


Here is the latest from The Year Was, which is that thing I do every week. We are up to episode 172. This time we examine the year 1974 as Dolly Parton's song “I Will Always Love You” reaches #1 on the country chart, 1949 as 1984 by George Orwell is Published, and 1984 as New South Wales decriminalizes homosexual sex between consensual males. - Theme music by The Tim Kreitz Band https://www.youtube.com/c/TimKreitzAdventures/ https://www.reverbnation.com/timkreitz  -  iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-year-was/id1458174084  Podbean: https://theyearwas.podbean.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Qdd00m2NWvrViVIfAh6kA YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCzWavt8mqXHsC_uRNpU3lQ - Sources: https://calendar.songfacts.com/june/8/18446 https://www.thefactsite.com/day/june-8/ https://www.britannica.com/biography/George-Orwell https://www.biography.com/writer/george-orwell https://www.liveabout.com/i-will-always-love-you-history-931698 https://www.nickiswift.com/285518/the-truth-about-dolly-partons-relationship-with-porter-wagoner/ https://www.grunge.com/239591/inside-dolly-partons-complicated-history-with-porter-wagoner/ https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/entertainment/a30570197/dolly-parton-i-will-always-love-you-lyrics-meaning/ https://www.britannica.com/biography/George-Orwell/Animal-Farm-and-Nineteen-Eighty-four https://www.starobserver.com.au/news/national-news/new-south-wales-news/30-years-since-homosexuality-was-decriminalised-in-nsw/123148 https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/george-orwells-nineteen-eighty-four-is-published https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_New_South_Wales - Photo:  http://vps42216.inmotionhosting.com/~willie14/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/dolly_porter.jpg

Fate of Fact
June 8th: Orwell's 1984 Is Published

Fate of Fact

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 5:34


On June 8th, 1949, George Orwell's 1984 is published. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

En Caso de que el Mundo Se Desintegre - ECDQEMSD
S24 Ep5278: Sorpresa En El Estadio Azteca

En Caso de que el Mundo Se Desintegre - ECDQEMSD

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 57:14


Con los ojos vendados, llegamos al imponente estadio que forma parte de la historia del fútbol mundial. Noticias Del Mundo: La carrera México 2024 comenzó - Silvio Rodríguez en el zócalo - Colombia vs España por el Galeón San José - Fiscalía pide quince para Jeanine Áñez - George Orwell  y su 1984 -  Nineteen Eighty Four - The Last Action Hero, álbum - Estudiantes colombianos - Survivor y Rocky III. Historias Desintegradas: El reto profesional - Portal de Internet noventero - Telefónica de España y el deporte - Cámara en foco - Una estrella del fútbol mexicano - Baseball en Oaxaca - Los Guerreros nos emocionan - Lectora de manos - Infiel, irresponsable y promiscuo - Prueba Guachimontones - Limpieza profunda - Jirafas cachondas y más...  https://www.canaltrans.com/ecdqemsd_podcast_2022/5278_sorpresa_en_el_estadio_azteca.html En Caso De Que El Mundo Se Desintegre - ECDQEMSD Daily Podcast 

A brush with...
A brush with... Emma Talbot

A brush with...

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 64:55


Ben Luke talks to Emma Talbot about her influences, including writers, film-makers, musicians, and, of course, other artists, and the cultural experiences that have shaped her life and work. Talbot (born in Stourbridge, UK, in 1969) brings together drawing, painting, text, sculpture and animation in installations that fuse a personal response to her internal emotional world with societal and geopolitical issues, from feminism to capitalism and climate change. She talks about her love of the Sienese early Renaissance artist Sassetta; her troubled response to Gustav Klimt's Three Ages of Woman (1905) and how she has used it as the basis for a new body of work made for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women; how she returns to the novels of George Orwell and Edna O'Brien; and the profound effect of Federico Fellini's films, including Satyricon (1969). Plus, she answers our regular questions about her studio life, the art she would most like to live with, and, ultimately, what art is for.Emma Talbot: The Age/L'Età, Max Mara Art Prize for Women, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 30 June-4 September; Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy, 23 October-19 February 2023. Emma Talbot's work is included in The Milk of Dreams at the 59th Venice Biennale, until 27 November 2022. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Learn American English With This Guy
FREE ENGLISH CLASS: TOPIC: SKIN

Learn American English With This Guy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 26:22


In this English lesson to help you improve your English vocabulary we will look at the topic of skin, caring for your skin, and some of the problems that may occur to your skin.  We will talk about the doctor who focuses on skin, a dermatologist. We'll talk about a few different kinds of rashes like diaper rash and road rash. We'll talk about hives, the kind you can get on your skin and the type that bees live in, all helping your improve your English conversation. If you are an English learner, this lesson is for you.   

Learn American English With This Guy
SPEAK CONFIDENT ENGLISH CLASS: SKIN

Learn American English With This Guy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 84:17


In this English lesson to help you speak more confidently, we are going to talk about all of the problems you might have with your skin, the largest organ of the body. You will learn the English vocabulary terms like sunblock, sunscreen, 3rd degree sunburn, zits, pimples, spots, acne, and so much more.

Learn American English With This Guy
10 THINGS YOU DO NOT WANT TO FORGET IN ENGLISH

Learn American English With This Guy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 10:06


In no particular order, we look at some of the things we forget the most in English. We will talk about passwords, charing your phone, and forgetting someone's name as soon as you meet them. Some of these things can be embarrassing, frustrating, or possibly even cause you to lose your job.

Ideas from CBC Radio (Highlights)
Orwell's Roses: Rebecca Solnit

Ideas from CBC Radio (Highlights)

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 54:08


In her latest book, Orwell's Roses, Rebecca Solnit uncovers a George Orwell who sought simple pleasures and beauty and was besotted with the natural world — something that was core to his being and that was essential to a worldview that abhorred totalitarianism, lies and abuses of language.

UCL Uncovering Politics
How to Transform Our Politics

UCL Uncovering Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 42:36


Uniquely, this week we are discussing both a new publication and a new institution. The publication is a book called Out of the Ordinary: How Everyday Life Inspired a Nation and How It Can Again. This book examines the political thought of a group of writers and artists in mid-20th-century Britain, centred around Dylan Thomas, George Orwell, and J.B. Priestley. Their ideas, it argues, offer a vision for how to overcome the polarisation and alienation of our politics today.The institution is the UCL Policy Lab, which was launched earlier this week, and which seeks to bring together UCL's top political scientists and economists with policymakers and others in order, we hope, to foster positive change.Professor Marc Stears, the author of Out of the Ordinary and the inaugural Director of the UCL Policy Lab, joins Uncovering Politics this week.Mentioned this week:M. Stears., Out of the Ordinary: How Everyday Life Inspired a Nation and How It Can Again (London: Belknap Press, 2021)The UCL Policy Lab

Learn American English With This Guy
LEARN ENGLISH WITH THE AMBER HEARD AND JOHNNY DEPP TRIAL

Learn American English With This Guy

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 68:27


In this English lesson, we will talk about English terms and phrases you might hear when talking about a courtroom or a trial, and we'll talk about some terms you will hear during the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trail like: megapint, and happy hour, and Amber Turd.

Learn American English With This Guy
FREE ENGLISH LESSON ABOUT THE AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL PROM

Learn American English With This Guy

Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 107:04


In this live English lesson, we will discuss something that is very popular this time of year in the United States, and that is the high school prom. We'll talk about "breaking in" shoes, high heels, taking photos, dinner reservations, and so much more.

Learn American English With This Guy
Ep 303 SHOULD YOU DRINK THE WATER IN THE UNITED STATES? ENGLISH LESSON ABOUT DRINKING WATER

Learn American English With This Guy

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 7:56


In this English lesson, you will learn about the words: waters, metallic, potable, and so many more. ✅ ENGLISH LESSON AT SKETCHY HOTEL https://youtu.be/8hYwpcpWd94

The Food Chain
Feeding the imagination

The Food Chain

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 27:15


What do writers eat to stoke their creative fires? George Orwell is said to have had a penchant for plum pudding, while Agatha Christie was partial to sipping cream while at the typewriter. Food is fuel for an author but also serves as inspiration; often finding its way on to the page. In this episode of The Food Chain, Ruth Alexander speaks to novelists Avni Doshi and Abi Dare about their relationship with food and drink and how that influences their writing. If you would like to get in touch with the show, please email: thefoodchain@bbc.co.uk (Picture: Image of an apple and two bananas on a laptop screen. Credit: Getty/BBC) Producer: Elisabeth Mahy

The Daily Gardener
May 25, 2022 Ralph Waldo Emerson, Miss Amanda Palmer, George Orwell, The Ripley Garden, Potted History by Catherine Horwood, and Louisa Yeomans King

The Daily Gardener

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 25:58


Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart   Support The Daily Gardener Buy Me A Coffee    Connect for FREE! The Friday Newsletter |  Daily Gardener Community   Historical Events 1803 Birth of Ralph Waldo Emerson, American transcendentalist, essayist, philosopher, and poet. After graduating from Harvard, Ralph decided to go by his middle name, Waldo. He was beloved by his fellow Harvard classmates, and many became his lifelong friends. Waldo served as his class poet.  Waldo met his first wife, Ellen, on Christmas Day six years later. Two years later, he lost her to tuberculosis. Her death eventually made him a wealthy man — although Waldo had to sue his inlaws to get his inheritance. After losing Ellen, Waldo traveled to Europe and visited the Royal Botanical Garden while he was in Paris. The experience was a revelation to him. There Waldo began to see connections between different plant species thanks to Jussieu's natural way of organizing the garden. The American historian and biographer Robert D. Richardson wrote about this period of heightened awareness for Waldo. He wrote, Emerson's moment of insight into the interconnectedness of things in the Jardin des Plantes was a moment of almost visionary intensity that pointed him away from theology and toward science.   When he returned to the states, Waldo became friends with other forward thinkers and writers of his time: William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Thomas Carlyle. In 1835, Waldo married again. His second wife was named Lydia Jackson. Waldo changed her name to Lidian, and he also had many pet names for her, like Queenie and Asia - but she always called him "Mr. Emerson." Around that time, Waldo began to think differently about the world and his perspective on life. As the son of a minister, his move away from religion and societal beliefs was quite impressive. In 1836, Waldo published his philosophy of transcendentalism in an essay he titled "Nature." He wrote: Nature is a language and every new fact one learns is a new word;  but it is not a language taken to pieces and dead in the dictionary, but [a] language put together into a most significant and universal sense.  I wish to learn this language, not that I may know a new grammar, but that I may read the great book that is written in that tongue.   Waldo also advised, Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.   As Waldo grew older, he immensely enjoyed gardening. His time in the garden also proved revelatory. Waldo had hired workers to help him in the landscape as a younger man. As a mature man, he recognized the benefits of exercise and a feeling of satisfaction from doing garden work all by himself. Waldo wrote, When I go into the garden with a spade and dig a bed, I feel such an exhilaration and [good] health that I discover that I have been defrauding myself all this time in letting others do for me what I should have done with my own hands.   He also quipped, All my hurts my garden spade can heal. In the twilight of his life, Ralph Waldo Emerson was invited to join a group of nine intellectuals on a camping trip in the Adirondacks. The trip had one mission: to connect with nature. Waldo's traveling companions included Harvard's naturalist Louis Agassiz, the great botanist James Russell Lowell, and the American naturalist Jeffries Wyman. They had a marvelous time. It was Ralph Waldo Emerson who wrote, The landscape belongs to the person who looks at it.   And another Waldo quote is a personal favorite, The Earth laughs in flowers.   Finally, here's a little prayer Waldo wrote to thank God for the gifts of nature. For flowers that bloom about our feet; For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet; For song of bird, and hum of bee; For all things fair we hear or see, Father in heaven, we thank Thee!   1909 On this day, Miss Amanda Palmer, a teacher at Wilmington Normal School in Wilmington, North Carolina, shared her experience of taking her students on nature-based field trips. Her report was published in the Atlantic Educational Journal. Amanda wrote, On a field trip, a pupil... gains more of life's lessons than could possibly be learned in the schoolroom. These trips lead the children to ask questions, which the teacher must answer.  My class is composed of children in the fourth year primary. On one trip, trees of the neighborhood were studied. The flowers commanded our attention on still another trip. [Flowers like] the wild carrot, the yarrow, and wild mustard were examined. On one occasion a great mullein, or velvet dock, was brought into school. It was greatly admired by the children. On the next field trip no child had to be told what a mullein was. They, themselves, each saw and knew the mullein. On our trips, we sometimes catch glimpses of shy, wild creatures-a water-snake or, perhaps, a prairie hen. Again we may see only tracks here, the tiny footprints of a field-mouse; there, the path of a snake. On one trip we looked for birds especially, using field glasses. After hearing and seeing many birds, we sat down, about six o'clock in the evening, to listen to the concert--not one for which we were forced to give a silver offering, but a concert free to all. It was the sweetest music ever heard.  On May 25, 1909, we either saw or heard these birds: A phoebe, a pewee, a flicker, a cuckoo, a black and white warbler, a magnolia warbler, a chestnut-sided warbler, a water thrush, a Maryland yellow-throat, a red-start, a catbird, a brown thrasher, a Carolina wren and a hermit thrush. I think it is very instructive to show children the various birds' nests. They have observed, with keenest wonder, the blackbird's nest, the swinging nest of the oriole, the mud-lined nest of the robin, the feather-lined nest of the plain English sparrow, and the horsehair-lined nest of the red-eyed vireo ("vir-ē-ˌō").  I have [recently] added... a catbird's nest and a barn swallow's nest. [And when I was] in Haddonfield, N. J., I learned where a hummingbird's nest was. It will be [added to] the school's collection.   And then Amanda ends with this recommendation. [The following nature books are] helpful and interesting: The Audubon Leaflets, The Home Nature Study Library, and Julia Rogers' Among Green Trees.   Wilmington Normal School (where Amanda taught) was the first school in Wilmington, North Carolina, to admit African-American students. The school operated from 1868 to 1921.   1939 On this day, George Orwell, English novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic, wrote that his hens had laid two hundred eggs in the previous two weeks. When George returned to his home in Wallington after the Spanish Civil War, he recorded the activity of his chickens as he recovered from his war injuries and another bout of lung issues. George noted everything about his chickens: their daily egg production, their behavior, and what they ate and required in terms of care. George's diary begins in April, three years after arriving at Wallington, We have now twenty-six hens, the youngest about eleven months. Yesterday seven eggs (the hens have only recently started laying again.)  Everything greatly neglected, full of weeds, etc., ground very hard & dry, attributed to heavy falls of rain, then no rain at all for some weeks. . . .  Flowers now in bloom in the garden: polyanthus, aubretia, scilla, grape hyacinth, oxalis, a few narcissi.  Many daffodils in the field...These are very double & evidently not real wild daffodil but bulbs dropped there by accident. Bullaces & plums coming into blossom.  Apple trees budding but no blossom yet.  Pears in full blossom.  Roses sprouting fairly strongly.   Well, there you go - a little update from George Orwell about his garden over 90 years ago. And before I forget, there's a fabulous book from 2021 called Orwell's Roses by Rebecca Solnit, and when it debuted, it received all kinds of critical acclaim. It was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for non-fiction, and the writer, Margaret Atwood, raved that it was an exhilarating romp through Orwell's life and times — and also the life and times of roses. And Harper's said that it was "A captivating account of Orwell as a gardener, lover, parent, and endlessly curious thinker." And then the publisher wrote this, In the spring of 1936, a writer planted roses.” So begins Rebecca Solnit's new book, a reflection on George Orwell's passionate gardening and the way that his involvement with plants, particularly flowers, illuminates his other commitments as a writer and antifascist, and on the intertwined politics of nature and power.   1988 On this day, the Ripley Garden at the Smithsonian was dedicated. Tucked in between the Arts and Industries Building and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Ripley Garden is home to rare and unusual trees and shrubs as well as annuals and perennials - many in elevated beds, Which is terrific for folks of all different abilities and also for little children, it gets the garden up to eye level. And it's lovely for people like me with rheumatoid arthritis or arthritis in general because you don't have to stoop Over to see the flowers, It's all brought up to at least waist level, and you can examine Many of the specimens very closely. And also just want to say that this garden is immaculately maintained. The garden was the inspiration of Mary Livingston Ripley. She was a lifelong plant scholar, collector, gardener, and wife of the Smithsonian's eighth Secretary. Mary came up with the idea for a "fragrant garden" in a location slated to become a parking lot. In 1978, she rallied the Women's Committee of the Smithsonian Associates to support the garden. That group was an organization Mary founded in 1966 to raise money for Smithsonian projects. Ten years later, on this day in 1988, the Women's Committee recognized their founder and friend, Mary Livingston Ripley, by naming the garden after her. In 1996, Mary Livingston Ripley's obituary shared some fascinating details about her life. During the twenty years her husband worked at the Smithsonian, [Mary] frequently accompanied him on scientific expeditions to exotic reaches throughout the Far East.  She volunteered her time to fundraising and gardening exhibits at the museum. Mary was an avid gardener at her homes in Washington and in Litchfield. She was the person behind the Smithsonian's huge collection of orchids. She was also adept at skinning birds and turning over rocks in search of insects. Today, a lovely woman named Janet Draper is the horticulturist for the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden - a position she has relished since 1997. You can see her work on the Smithsonian Gardens Twitter feed. It's one of my favorite feeds on Twitter to follow. So check that out. And also, I'm a friend of Janet's on Facebook. So I get to see all her posts about the incredible flowers and rare specimens planted in that garden. The garden posts are just absolutely astounding. Janet is a wonderful person, and I met her during the Garden Bloggers Fling in DC several years ago. So I would be remiss not to mention the wonderful and dedicated Janet Draper in conjunction with the Ripley Garden.   Grow That Garden Library™ Book Recommendation Potted History by Catherine Horwood  This book came out in 2021. It's one of my favorites. This is a revised edition, and the subtitle is: How Houseplants Took Over Our Homes. This is a great little garden history book, and it's all about houseplants. Now houseplants are crazy popular, and that's one of the reasons why Catherine revised this book. It was over a decade ago when the first edition came out, and so this is the second edition. As Catherine mentions, a surprising amount has changed in the story of plants in the home since this book first appeared. Now, what has caused this massive expansion in popularity? Well, in addition to the pandemic, which turned so many people toward gardening and growing houseplants. That trend had already started but was definitely nudged along by the pandemic. Catherine believes three factors have contributed to this overwhelming demand for houseplants. First, improved propagation techniques lead to increased availability and lower prices, which is fantastic. For me, our local Hy-Vee grocery store has a beautiful floral section. I find it quite interesting that the houseplant area is right at the east entrance of my store - that's the side that I always like to go in, of course, because the houseplants are there. But I am entirely fascinated that houseplants are impulse buys these days and are positioned at the front of the store. And while cut flowers are offered, they are not as close to the entrance as houseplants - they're a little further in the store.  Another factor behind the houseplant craze is changing lifestyles - particularly of millennials. Millennials are definitely into houseplants. When I took my daughter to college this past fall, her roommate took up half of the windowsill with her houseplants, and then my daughter's houseplants took up the other half of the windowsill. But as a wise gardener - and knowing that my daughter's room was facing north plus knowing Emma would forget about plant care - 99.9% of the houseplants I sent along with Emma were permanent stems or fake. That said, I did have two super tough live plants in the mix. One of them was moss in a closed terrarium environment. Yes, I am a gardener, and yes, I love houseplants — but I'm also a realist. The other factor causing the phenomenal growth of houseplants is social media. Just the other day. I saw someone post a picture of their living room on Twitter, and it was filled with houseplants. Somewhere in the back of this jungle, you could just see one lone chair, and the caption was, "Is this too many houseplants?" Even I was like, yes - that is too many houseplants. So crazy. There is no doubt that social media has encouraged this trend of houseplants, bringing plants indoors and turning your home into a conservatory. In the introduction, Catherine tells of a man named Sir Hugh Platt. He was a garden writer, and he published one of the first books on gardening techniques. He was also the first person to write a little section about having a garden within doors. Sir Hugh Platt would have loved an idea house that I saw a couple of years ago. Sponsored by one of our local nurseries, the home is updated in the spring and fall with all of these wonderful decor ideas. One particular year, they took one of the bedrooms upstairs and turned it into an indoor potting shed. Fantastic idea. The upstairs bath doubled as a place to wash your hands or water some plants. The little potting bench in the middle of the room was so cute. They also repurposed a bookshelf to serve as their system for organizing all their garden paraphernalia, their garden books, and their garden supplies. A beautiful display of different containers and pots - and tons of terracotta - made me go wild for this room idea. So, if you love this craze of indoor houseplants, you will love Catherine's book of houseplant history and the fascinating stories behind some of our most beloved houseplants. And what better time of year to read about houseplants than right now? This week, most gardeners are starting to move their houseplants back outside for summer, where there'll be deliriously happy before they have to come back in for the winter. And if you are giving someone the gift of a houseplant, then, by all means, order a few copies of Catherine's book to include that along with the present. Talk about amping up a houseplant gift! Sizewise, this is a little book. I love it by the chair in my garden library. And the cover is so pleasant. It's beautifully illustrated with just a single little houseplant. It is just so stinking cute. It's 176 pages of houseplant history. So who wouldn't love that? You can get a copy of Potted History by Catherine Horwood and support the show using the Amazon link in today's show notes for around $8.   Botanic Spark 1905 On this day, Louisa Yeomans King wrote in her diary recorded in the book The Flower Garden Day by Day: MAY 25. Species lilacs are wonderfully interesting. If there is room, get a few of these;  if there is no room, get one or two,  and if there is room for but one, get Syringa sweginzowi superba, or Syringa oblata for its crimson leaves in October, the only lilac to color so.   Thanks for listening to The Daily Gardener And remember: For a happy, healthy life, garden every day.  

New Books Network
Katrina Goldstone, "Irish Writers and the Thirties: Art, Exile and War" (Routledge, 2020)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 80:56


The theme of exile in Irish writing often calls to mind Joyce or Beckett, but rarely does it conjure up other writers or literary networks, particularly those of the often-overlooked literary history of the nineteen thirties. Goldstone's original new study, Irish Writers and the Thirties: Art, Exile and War (Routledge, 2020) takes up the theme of art and exile by focusing on four Irish writers—Leslie Daiken, Charles Donnelly, Ewart Milne and Michael Sayers—and brings to light important local and global aspects of the Popular Front cultural movement. Tracing literary networks from interwar London to the Spanish Civil War and the USSR Goldstone skillfully exposes the ways that these lives overlapped and entwined, revealing the relationships between these writers and George Orwell, Samuel Beckett, T.S. Eliot, Nancy Cunard, William Carlos Williams, and others, thus illuminating internationalist aspects of a Leftist cultural history. This book is commendable for its discussion of how Irish literary women on the left defied marginalization, and in this way provides a framework for further study on the topic. In its examination of this neglected period of Irish literary history Irish Writers and the Thirties re-imagines Irish writing of the mid-twentieth century and will prove of great interest to scholars and students of cultural history, Irish studies, and Jewish studies, as well as to more general readers interested in the thirties. Bridget English is a scholar of Irish literature and culture, modernism, and health humanities, based at the University of Illinois Chicago. She co-convenes the Irish Studies Seminar at the Newberry Library and is the Literature Representative for the American Conference for Irish Studies. Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/bridgetrenglis2 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

The John Batchelor Show
#Ukraine: George Orwell in Moscow. Professor H.J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 17:31


Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow #Ukraine:  George Orwell in Moscow.  Professor H.J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/05/22/russia-claims-george-orwell-wasnt-writing-totalitarianism-1984/

Open Source with Christopher Lydon

George Orwell said, “It's so easy to be witty about the British Empire.” As in the throwaway line that English people had conquered the world in a fit of absentmindedness. No big deal. But that ...

The Rubin Report
Media Melts Down Over Musk Buying Twitter, His Response Is Priceless | DIRECT MESSAGE

The Rubin Report

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 56:38


Dave Rubin of “The Rubin Report” talks about his Ron DeSantis live interview announcement, the Elon Musk Twitter takeover, Bill Maher defending the Babylon Bee, Joe Biden's new “Ministry of Truth,” and Ron DeSantis providing the blueprint for defeating woke culture. First, Dave discusses Elon Musk's blistering attacks on woke culture and Bill Maher's attack on Twitter for its handling of the Hunter Biden investigation. Jen Psaki tried to defend Biden's new Disinformation Governance Board, which is eerily similar to the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell's "1984." Finally, more proof that the offensive tactics used by Ron DeSantis and Florida surgeon general Joseph Ladapo to attack Disney and the federal mask mandate are working. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Charlie Kirk Show
The Ministry of Truth and Woke Banks with Rob Collins

The Charlie Kirk Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 35:46


We've known it this whole time, but now the quiet part has been said out loud. The Regime hates parents, and they are aiming to undermine a parent's role in raising children. Charlie gets fired up at the teachers, administrators, and schools who are indoctrinating innocent children every single day and excluding parents from the most formative years in their kids' lives. Next, Charlie compares George Orwell's 1984 to the Homeland Security's Disinformation Governance Board, which threatens to expel free speech once and for all. This "Ministry of Truth" claims to save Americans from dangerous misinformation, and not-so-coincidentally shows up right around midterms. Finally. Rob Collins, the founder of a new conservative bank, Coign, joins the show to expose where your money is actually going every time you swipe your credit card. In just a few weeks, you can get your hands on a credit card that doesn't support depraved corporations. Learn more at Coign.com. Learn more about the sponsors who, along with our Supporters and listeners like you, make The Charlie Kirk Show possible: https://charliekirk.com/show-sponsors Support the show: http://www.charliekirk.com/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.