Best Social Sciences podcasts (Updated September 2017; image)
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Stuff You Missed in History Class
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Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.
 
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History Extra podcast
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The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com
 
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Witness
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The story of our times told by the people who were there.
 
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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
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In "Hardcore History" journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his "Martian", unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? This isn't academic history (and Carlin isn't a historian) but the podcast's unique blend of high drama, masterful narration and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions ...
 
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The British History Podcast
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The BHP is a chronological retelling of the history of Britain with a particular focus upon the lives of the people. You won’t find a dry recounting of dates and battles here, but instead you’ll learn about who these people were and how their desires, fears, and flaws shaped the histories of England, Scotland, and Wales.
 
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In Our Time
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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
 
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BackStory
Weekly
 
BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.Each week we take a topic that people are talking about and explore it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversation with our listeners, we make history engaging and fun.
 
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Waking Up with Sam Harris
Weekly
 
Join neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author Sam Harris as he explores important and controversial questions about the human mind, society, and current events. Sam Harris is the author of The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, Free Will, Lying, Waking Up, and Islam and the Future of Tolerance (with Maajid Nawaz). The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. His writing has been published in more than 20 languages. Mr. Harris and his work ...
 
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Invisibilia
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Invisibilia (Latin for invisible things) is about the invisible forces that control human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. Co-hosted by Lulu Miller, Hanna Rosin and Alix Spiegel, Invisibilia interweaves narrative storytelling with scientific research that will ultimately make you see your own life differently.
 
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The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds
 
Comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds take on one subject from American history each week.
 
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Hidden Brain
Weekly
 
The Hidden Brain helps curious people understand the world – and themselves. Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain's host Shankar Vedantam reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct the course of our relationships.
 
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Revolutions
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A weekly podcasting exploring great political revolutions. Now: The July Revolution. Next: 1848
 
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The History Hour
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An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there.
 
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The Allusionist
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Linguistic adventures with Helen Zaltzman, TheAllusionist.org. A proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
 
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The History of Rome
Rare
 
A weekly podcast tracing the rise, decline and fall of the Roman Empire.
 
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The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe
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All good stories have a twist, and all great storytellers are just a little twisted. Join Mike Rowe for a different take on the people and events that you thought you knew, from pop culture to politics, Hollywood to History… The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe is a series of short mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span.
 
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Philosophy Bites
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top philosophers interviewed on bite-sized topics
 
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The History of England
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A regular podcast telling the story of England with warmth and wit and enthusiasm. The story of the great names and the events that made England the mosaic it is today; the daily lives of the people who made it so. We take a chronological approach, from the cataclysmic end of Roman Britain, all the way through to the present day – when we get there! Along the way we follow the major highways of history, and some of the side roads too – what it was like to live in the Middle Ages, why the dif ...
 
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The History of China
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An audio journey through the 5000 year history of one of the world's oldest continuous civilizations.
 
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The Axe Files with David Axelrod
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David Axelrod, the founder and director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, brings you The Axe Files, a series of revealing interviews with key figures in the political world. Go beyond the soundbites and get to know some of the most interesting players in politics.
 
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On Being with Krista Tippett
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On Being takes up the big questions of meaning with scientists and theologians, artists and teachers — some you know and others you'll love to meet. Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives — updated every Thursday. Hosted by Krista Tippett. Discover more at onbeing.org. On Being Studios is the producer of On Being, Becoming Wise, Creating Our Own Lives, and more to come.
 
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Intelligence Squared
Weekly
 
Intelligence Squared is the world’s leading forum for debate and intelligent discussion. Live and online we take you to the heart of the issues that matter, in the company of some of the world’s sharpest minds and most exciting orators. Join the debate at www.intelligencesquared.com and download our weekly podcast every Friday.
 
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Nerdonomy: Nerds on History
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History is full amazing stories. Join hosts Bryan Moriarty, Eric Bricmont, and Sarah Ashley as they explore the most inspirational, terrifying and hilarious events in history. Everything from the creation of the universe to the invention of Cheese in a Can and everything in between. Learn something new weekly by subscribing to the Nerd’s on History podcast.
 
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All In The Mind - ABC Radio National
 
All In The Mind is Radio National's weekly foray into the mental universe, the mind, brain and behaviour - everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.
 
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Philosophy Now
Monthly
 
Podcasts from philosophynow.org, home of the most widely read philosophy magazine in the world, Philosophy Now.
 
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Life Of Caesar
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A podcast about the life of Gaius Julius Caesar.
 
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Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux
 
The logic of personal, philosophical and political freedom
 
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Slate Presents Lexicon Valley
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Lexicon Valley is a podcast about language, from pet peeves, syntax, and etymology to neurolinguistics and the death of languages. Hosted by linguist John McWhorter.
 
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History on Fire
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Where history and epic collide--"History on Fire" is a podcast by author and university professor Daniele Bolelli.
 
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History of Japan
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A weekly podcast on Japanese history, covering everything from prehistory to the modern era. Additional information available at the podcast blog, at www.historyofjapan.wordpress.com
 
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The China History Podcast
Monthly
 
Laszlo Montgomery presents easy-to-digest stories, events and people from China’s most ancient times up to our present day.
 
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Infants on Thrones
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The Philosophies of Men, Mingled with Humor
 
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The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast
 
A Philosophy Podcast and Philosophy Blog
 
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History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps
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Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy at the LMU in Munich and at King's College London, takes listeners through the history of philosophy, "without any gaps". www.historyofphilosophy.net
 
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In Our Time: Philosophy
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From Altruism to Wittgenstein, philosophers, theories and key themes.
 
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Philosophize This!
Monthly
 
Beginner friendly if listened to in order! For anyone interested in an educational podcast about philosophy where you don't need to be a graduate-level philosopher to understand it. In chronological order, the thinkers and ideas that forged the world we live in are broken down and explained.
 
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The Psych Files
Monthly
 
The Psych Files is a podcast for anyone who wonders why we do what we do. Experienced educator Michael Britt, in an upbeat and friendly style, shows you how ideas from the field of psychology apply to everyday life. If you’re a life-long learner, a student or a teacher, you’ll find his 20-30 minute episodes enjoyable and educational. Over 14 million episodes have been downloaded to date with over 100,000 people listening every month. See what all the talk is about!
 
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A Way with Words
Weekly
 
A Way with Words is a fun and funny radio show and podcast about language. Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett talk with callers from around the world about linguistics, slang, new words, jokes, riddles, word games, grammar, old sayings, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, and speaking and writing well. Email your language questions for the show to words@waywordradio.org. Or call with your questions toll-free *any* time in the U.S. and Canada at (877) 929-9673. From a ...
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
Learning a new language? Get your language learning questions answered by polyglot Olly Richards, who speaks 8 languages and runs the popular blog - I Will Teach You A Language. Whatever's holding you back on the path to fluency, tune in twice a week to get your regular dose of language learning motivation, with Olly and other polyglot guests, such as Luca Lampariello, Richard Simcott, Alex Rawlings, Benny Lewis, Anthony Metivier and Jonathan Levi. Learn Spanish, Learn French, Learn German, ...
 
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The Podcast History Of Our World
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It's the history of our world from the Big Bang to the Modern Age! Well...eventually at least. Every episode has FINALLY been remastered, touched up, and had the numbering fixed. TPHOOW is back in action!
 
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What's The Point
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A show about our data age. Each week, Jody Avirgan brings you stories and interviews on how data is changing lives.
 
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In Our Time: History
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Historical themes, events and key individuals from Akhenaten to Xenophon.
 
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The History Chicks
Monthly
 
Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour. Go.
 
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The Social-Engineer Podcast
Monthly
 
The Social-Engineer Podcast is about humans. Understanding how we interact, communicate and relay information can help us protect, mitigate and understand social engineering attacks
 
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New Books in Political Science
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Interviews with Political Scientists about their New Books
 
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Oxford Biographies
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A fortnightly biography of an intriguing individual from British history. Each episode in the podcast is a biography selected from the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - the authoritative collection of more than 56,000 lives of men and women from around the world who have shaped Britain's history. You can download more free biographies from the web site at www.oxforddnb.com.
 
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The History of Byzantium
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A podcast telling the story of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire from 476 AD to 1453. www.thehistoryofbyzantium.com
 
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The Psychology Podcast
Weekly
 
Welcome to The Psychology Podcast with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman, where we give you insights into the mind, brain, behavior and creativity. Each episode we’ll feature a guest who will stimulate your mind, and give you a greater understanding of your self, others, and the world we live in. Hopefully, we’ll also provide a glimpse into human possibility! Thanks for listening and enjoy the podcast.
 
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New Books in Public Policy
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Interviews with Scholars of Public Policy about their New Books
 
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Word of Mouth
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Series exploring the world of words and the ways in which we use them
 
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What could secular Buddhist philosophy bring to a dissatisfied West? Buddhist teacher and author Stephen Batchelor gives ancient wisdom a 21st century home.Music: Apache Force by Little Glass Men available under an Attribution Creative Commons License.By emily.baker@artandideas.org (The Institute of Art and Ideas).
 
President Donald Trump's controversial Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals [DACA] repeal has lead to significant fallout across the political spectrum. The decision to phase out the unconstitutional executive order came as U.S. States planned to challenge DACA in court if the Trump administration had not acted. Stefan Molyneux is joined by S ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
Max asks: "What are the benefits of monolingual flashcards?" Episode Summary: Today's podcast: Monolingual flashcards at the beginner / intermediate level Challenge the assumption that you should create monolingual flashcards - how else can you be using the time? Do not use monolingual flashcards to learn the meaning of vocabulary: Definitions ...…
 
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The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds
 
Comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds examine Gaston Means, a nearly unexplainable man. SOURCES
 
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Ben Franklin's World: A Podcast About Early American History
 
What caused the American Revolution? Was it the issue of ‘No Taxation without Representation?’ Was it conflict and change in the social order of colonial and British society? Or, was the Revolution about differences in ideas about governance and the roles government should play in society? In this episode of the Doing History: To the Revolution ...…
 
For much of our journey through the Antonine dynasty we’ve had Dio Cassius as our guide. As both a historian and a senator, Dio had a ringside seat to some of the greatest Emperors the Roman empire had seen. He wrote an extensive and what is considered reliable history of the Roman empire, spanning 80 volumes, many of which we have today. Guest ...…
 
In this episode AJ covers The hypocrisy of Shaun King, John Jay college professor a and the fantastic(GULP) single payer non sense bill Bernie is offering up...Twitter-@OregonredskinFacbook-@ajdavispodcastLanterns.buzz
 
Ignorance is bliss, but knowledge is power...right? In this episode of Hidden Brain, we explore why we sometimes avoid information that's vital to our well-being.
 
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Comic History of the United States by Bill Nye
 
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Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
 
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Plato's Republic by Plato
 
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Dream Psychology by Sigmund Freud
 
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Virtue in the Wasteland Podcast
 
Dr. Wade Johnston discusses historical and current cultural and ideological reasons why Lutherans have a long history of not getting along. Johnston has degrees from Martin Luther College, Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Central Michigan University, and Erasmus University Rotterdam. He serves as assistant professor of theology at Wisconsin Luthera ...…
 
When Australian spearfishing champion Rodney Fox survived an horrific attack by a Great White Shark in 1963, it inspired him to learn more about the predator that tried to eat him. He invented the Shark Cage to help him do it safely. Rodney's was one of the worst non-fatal shark attacks ever recorded. He's been describing his miraculous escape ...…
 
Episode 119 - Jun Lee, Yoga, Wim Hof Method, and Transforming LivesBy contact@distributed.io (Daniele Bolelli).
 
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The History of Byzantium
 
The civil war continues with Bardas Sclerus and Bardas Phokas locking horns. Although the Imperial side emerge victorious, the price is years of tension with their new Domestic.
 
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Stuff You Missed in History Class
 
Emin Pasha's story connects to so many other historical things, particularly in the context of both the Ottoman Empire and African history.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
Germans do not agree what the word 'Volk' means. Does it denote ethnic Germans or people who live in Germany? The Nazis racialized 'Volk' and its derivatives. Now Germany's New Right are reviving some of these terms.By The World in Words.
 
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History Extra podcast
 
Historian and author Anne Applebaum discusses her new book Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine, which charts the events of the devastating 1932–33 famine in Soviet Ukraine. Almost 4 million people lost their lives in this man-made catastrophe
 
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Archaeology Channel - Audio News from Archaeologica
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Maya tomb in northern Guatemala may be oldest in the region to date (details) Early collapse of Mycenean tomb led to preservation and protection of grave goods and burial (details) Ancient Indian mathematics manuscript predates oldest inscribed zero by 500 years (details) Goldsmith’s tomb near the Val ...…
 
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The Psychology In Seattle Podcast
 
Dr. Kirk Honda talks about PTSD and combat vets. The Psychology In Seattle Podcast. Sep 18, 2017. Email: Contact@PsychologyInSeattle.com List of all episodes: https://psychologyinseattle.squarespace.com/list-of-episodes Become a patron of our podcast by going to https://www.patreon.com/PsychologyInSeattle…
 
Radio legend Dr. Drew Pinsky talks with us about “Attachment and Reflective Function: Their Role in Self-organization” by Peter Fonagy and two articles by Allan Schore. The focus is "theory of mind"; how do we develop the ability to impute thoughts and intentions to others? What in our upbringing can interfere with this development? We relate t ...…
 
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History According to Bob
 
This show is part 1 of 3 on Battle of Kadesh between the Egyptians and Hittites.
 
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The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast
 
Radio legend Dr. Drew Pinsky talks with us about “Attachment and Reflective Function: Their Role in Self-Organization” by Peter Fonagy and two articles by Allan Schore. The focus is "theory of mind"; how do we develop the ability to impute thoughts and intentions to others? What in our upbringing can interfere with this development? We relate t ...…
 
In Millennials and the Moments that Made Us: A Cultural History of the U.S. from 1982-Present (Zero Books, 2018), Shaun Scott critiques the America millennials inherited and using a pop culture lens to explore how they navigate it.…
 
In Millennials and the Moments that Made Us: A Cultural History of the U.S. from 1982-Present (Zero Books, 2018), Shaun Scott critiques the America millennials inherited and using a pop culture lens to explore how they navigate it.…
 
In Millennials and the Moments that Made Us: A Cultural History of the U.S. from 1982-Present (Zero Books, 2018), Shaun Scott critiques the America millennials inherited and using a pop culture lens to explore how they navigate it.…
 
Rie is a more than a hundred years old, and sometimes she feels like it, even if she looks like any other human girl. After uncovering a plot to create war between the nine realms, she and her friends are…
 
Malka Older‘s Centenal Cycle is set in the latter half of the 21st century and yet, like all good science fiction, it speaks to the current moment.Null States (Tor, 2017), the second book in her series, builds on…
 
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The Axe Files with David Axelrod
 
Congressman Seth Moulton sits down with David to talk about his military service, President Trump's shortcomings as commander-in-chief, the situation in North Korea, helping more veterans get elected to public office, and more.
 
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There’s a rule that makes a clear distinction between “I shall” and “I will.” However, we as speakers don’t seem to respect that line. Do you know where that line is? Actually, here’s a better question: Did you know this rule existed? We found out from a fourth grader.By rebecca@kruth.org (Rebecca Kruth).
 
A plague of African desert locusts flew 5,000 kilometres non-stop to the Caribbean in 1988 in a journey never before recorded. They are thought to have come over with Hurricane Joan and the islanders were horrified at the sight of millions of dead and dying locusts on the beaches. Ministries of Agriculture feared the insects would become an est ...…
 
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Marty Leeds Mathemagical Radio Hour
 
This week we talk with former State Trooper and School Safety Administrator Wolfgang Halbig about the Sandy Hook School Shooting.By info@talkshoe.com.
 
The Revolutions of 1848 began in Italy Pre-Order The Storm Before the Storm! Amazon Powells Barnes & Noble Indiebound Books-a-Million Indigo
 
September 18, 2017 – Hello, true believers! This week, we meet a national treasure who serves as a bridge from the Golden Age of comic books to today’s blockbuster, multi-film CGI universes. It’s the origin story of the man who — along with talented co-creators like artists Jack Kirby and Joe Simon — created such iconic characters as Spider-Man ...…
 
This week on "A Way with Words”: The language we use to cover up our age, and covering up a secret message. Do you ever find yourself less-than-specific about your age? Listeners share some of their favorite phrases for fudging that number, like: "Oh, I'm 29, plus shipping and handling." Plus, since ancient times, people have hidden messages in ...…
 
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Whence Came You? - Freemasonry discussed and Masonic research for today's Freemason
 
Join us this week as we talk about the responsibility in reporting. We also have a great piece about whether or not Masonic Membership is secret or not. App extras include a Masonic wallpaper for your mobile device as well as the pieces we read on the show. Thank for listening and have a fantastic week! Links Support the Show! Bankers Best The ...…
 
Welcome to The HollowNet LIVE Podcast on The Lanterns Media Network! Here together we hold the line against the night, and defend the republic against tyranny, division, and persecution, standing for the Constitution and for eachother. Listen on Spreaker, ITunes and TuneIn or online at www.Lanterns.buzz , follow us at facebook.com/hollownet and ...…
 
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Yaron Brook Show: Radical Capitalist & Living Objectivism
 
Broadcasted Sunday, September 17, 2017 on The Blaze Radio, Yaron Brook talks about opportunity and the American Dream. What happened to pride? What would you do to pursue your dreams? Yaron’s Blaze Radio Rewinds will explore key components of individual rights, freedom and liberty and applies Objectivist values to current events. He brings a un ...…
 
Talking about the Alt-right and Alt-Left.Talking about AntifaTalking about the inconsistencies of people hellbent on equalityTalking about Steven King's IT vs Trump's locker room banter.Talking about jobs available and the disenfranchised refusing to take available jobs.Talking about Ben Shapiro's interaction with three (3) separate liberals.…
 
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Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
 
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