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‘At the End of the Day’ is the podcast by a Nepalese couple based in New York. Anuz Thapa and Dipika Shrestha are the hosts of this channel. Both were media personalities in Nepal. They are now pursuing their careers here in the USA. In this podcast, they are sharing stories of experiences of being 'new immigrants in the US, and what should be done to ease the process of adjusting and making the most out of the challenges in this new place.' Here's the link to their YouTube Channel- https:// ...
Extraterrestrial invasion, the earth taken over by omniscient intelligences from Mars, the whole of humanity under siege and a nameless narrator who seems to be the lone survivor of the complete devastation of human civilization – scenes from a Hollywood sci-fi blockbuster? Far from it! The War of the Worlds by HG Wells was written more than a century ago and went on to become an iconic work in the science fiction genre, spawning a whole new genre of literature featuring alien invaders. It w ...
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Oral histories and interviews with African Americans who endured the hardships of slavery. These recordings document the first-person accounts of several individuals whose life experiences spanned the period during and after slavery. The podcasts are drawn from several collections in the American Folklife Center Archives, one of the preeminent audio-visual repositories of national and international folklife, history and cultural expressions.
This book is made of the stories told by the Northern folk,—the people who live in the land of the midnight sun, where summer is green and pleasant, but winter is a terrible time of cold and gloom; where rocky mountains tower like huge giants, over whose heads the thunder rolls and crashes, and under whose feet are mines of precious metals. Therefore you will find the tales full of giants and dwarfs,—spirits of the cold mountains and dark caverns. You will find the hero to be Thor, with his ...
What would have happened if Christ hadn't come to Israel 2000 years ago, but had come to North America at the end of the 19th Century? This story makes that assumption and paints a picture of what it might have looked like - how different members of society might have reacted. The story follows David Holman, an invalid young man at the opening of the story. - Summary by TriciaGNote: the text source linked is missing the last 4 pages of the story. The missing portion was recorded from this te ...
Imagine a young, twenty-something woman in 1860, reared “in the indolent life of the ordinary Southern girl” (which means she has never learned to cook); married to a professional man who knows “nothing of manual labor;” who is mother to a young son; and who has just found out she is pregnant with their second child. Imagine that this couple has become “embarrassed financially” by “imprudent speculations,” and that they are discussing what to do. They decide to buy a wagon and three yoke of ...
This work is the story of a pilgrimage made over a hundred years ago by a group of American pilgrims. They were not headed for Canterbury, Rome or Jerusalem. Rather, they were headed for an historical but remote prison-city in a far corner of the Ottoman Empire. ‘Akká (Akko), now a city in Israel which attracts thousands of Bahá’í pilgrims each year, was but little thought of in that early period. It was originally the final place of exile and imprisonment for Bahá’u’lláh, a Persian nobleman ...
The Golden Age is a collection of reminiscences of childhood, written by Kenneth Grahame and originally published in book form in 1895, in London by The Bodley Head, and in Chicago by Stone & Kimball. (The Prologue and six of the stories had previously appeared in the National Observer, the journal then edited by William Ernest Henley.) Widely praised upon its first appearance—Algernon Charles Swinburne, writing in the Daily Chronicle, called it “one of the few books which are well-nigh too ...
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THE HEPTAMERON, first published posthumously in 1558, is divided into seven complete days containing 10 stories each, and an eighth day containing only 2 stories. The stories, many of which deal with love and infidelity, resulted in "accusations of looseness" by critics of the day. The author, Margaret of Navarre (also known as Margaret of Angoulême) became an influential woman in the intellectual and cultural circles of the French Renaissance. From an 1892 essay by the translator George Sai ...
Few stories of shipwreck and survival can equal that of the 16th century Spaniard Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca who, cast ashore near present day (USA) Tampa Bay, Florida, in 1528, survived eight years of hand-to-mouth existence among the Indians of the South and Southwest, and who walked on foot across the plains to the Pacific Coast, arriving in Mexico in 1536. In 1542 he published an account of his adventures, and the present reading is based on Fanny Bandelier’s English translation of that ...
President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden square off in their first presidential debate Tuesday — two days after the publication of a New York Times investigation about Trump's tax returns.Par NPR
NPR's David Greene talks to Lee Sheppard, contributing editor of Tax Notes, about President Trump's tax burden, and whether reporting by The New York Times shows any legal violations.Par NPR
Governments around the world have now reported more than one million deaths related to COVID-19. There are nations continuing to see an escalation in cases, six months into the health crisis.Par NPR
It was the big reveal at the end of Mandalorian season 1. It's analogous to Excalibur for Mandalorians. Today, a brief history of the Darksaber, including thoughts on the gap in its timeline between Rebels and The Mandalorian. Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and oth…
Today's word might be the perfect term to cool down a heated debate simply because it's fun to say. It's a noun, meaning "a vigorous discussion or dispute." Can you guess what it is?
The newspaper's probe reveals details about Donald Trump's federal tax filings, including reports that he paid just $750 in federal income taxes each of his first two years in the White House.Par NPR
The coronavirus continues to impact the health of people and economies worldwide. As the U.S. death toll rises, there are concerns that the White House is meddling in the vaccine approval process.Par NPR
With the notion of multiple seasons and rumors of familiar characters, it's looking more and more like the Mandalorian is building to something even bigger - but what? I've got a very logical answer today... Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.…
Today's Word of the Day wants to clear the air. This verb, which has always had a formal solemnity about it, means"to declare frankly or openly" or "to acknowledge, confess, admit." Do you know what it is?
(Sep 28, 2020) Huge, important news regarding the coronavirus pandemic, the Supreme Court, the economy and more keeping pushing other issues off the political radar. Some say climate change is too urgent for that. Also: Delays in the Treyanna Summerville case.Par NCPR News
The decision grants TikTok a short-term reprieve, but the wildly popular app's fate still faces an extraordinary amount of uncertainty.Par NPR
After seeing Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" at a drive-in, I've been thinking about another of his movies, "Inception." If you haven't seen the movies, don't worry, none of them are spoiled in the podcast. To frame the discussion, though, I explain a piece of the setup of "Inception," which is that it's easier to extract ideas from people's minds, but…
Today we're taking out the guesswork! Today's word is a rare noun that means "an inference or conclusion." No need to guess what it is—just listen!
I was listening to the Force Toast podcast yesterday, and their conversation about the season 2 trailer of The Mandalorian got me thinking about a couple of the episodes we've done here on Star Wars 7x7 recently... Specifically, one possibility Laura and Alyce posed about the graffitied location made me think back to the show I did about Nevarro's …
There are never enough words, right, word enthusiasts? Today's Word of the Day is just a little bit extra. The word means "being in excess of the usual, proper, or prescribed number" or "additional; extra." Listen in to add this word to your lexicon!
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says he is sorry for the shooting death of a South Korean official. The statement should cool tensions between the two Koreas, leaving room for future diplomacy.Par NPR
On today's episode, we'll discuss why and how it's easier to believe that the galaxy has forgotten the Jedi than you may have previously believed. And - more excitingly - based on the timeline, we'll talk about how the Mandalorian's search for the Jedi could logically lead him to a VERY exciting discovery. Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Join …
(Sep 25, 2020) New York's projected $15 billion deficit balloons larger when you consider next year. And so far the state's lawmakers, led by Gov. Cuomo, still have fingers crossed for a federal bailout. Also: Fort Drum's 2nd BCT to replace its 1st BCT in Afghanistan.Par NCPR News
Golly gosh, wordies, today's Word of the Day is a bit of a throwback! It is an interjection used to express astonishment or delight. What could it be? Listen to find out!
The Trump administration made last-minute changes that shortened the 2020 census schedule. A federal judge suspends Sept. 30 as the end date for counting. Now the administration is appealing.Par NPR
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In Kentucky, two police officers in Louisville were shot during protests Wednesday night in reaction to the charges filed earlier in the day in the Breonna Taylor shooting.Par Stephanie Wolf
The president of Belarus has been inaugurated for a sixth term in a secret ceremony, despite continuing mass protests by opposition supporters who say the recent election was rigged.Par NPR
Workers at the Museum of Modern Art in New York are being pressured to return to work, in person. They're afraid of catching the coronavirus but equally scared of losing their jobs.Par NPR
As part of the Emmy Awards festivities, People magazine interviewed Giancarlo Esposito, who was nominated not just for his role in The Mandalorian, but also for his role in Better Call Saul. But naturally, they asked him about what season 2 of The Mandalorian holds for viewers. Some of his answers, well, you *could* consider a bit spoiler-y, defini…
(Sep 24, 2020) Paul Smiths College's new biathlon program and course is attracting a new generation of world-class student-athletes to the Adirondacks. Also: Absentee ballot requests are among double in many parts of the North Country.Par NCPR News
Today's word is a real knee-slapper. It is a verb meaning "to laugh loudly or immoderately." Have a listen and whoop it up with the Word of the Day!
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The latest poll looking at the racial wealth gap during the pandemic shows that Black and Latino households are two times more likely than white households to have fallen behind on housing payments.Par NPR
More than 200,000 people in the U.S. have died of COVID-19. We hear from three areas of the country about how the pandemic has affected life there.Par NPR
The U.S. will officially be out of the Paris climate agreement the day after the presidential election. Where does climate diplomacy stand, and how are other countries reacting?Par NPR
Remember Force Fridays and Rogue Friday? Well, Mando Mondays is their spiritual successor, and the surprises have already begun. Here's what we learned... Punch it! (The character descriptions are vague, but here's what they gave us...) The Mandalorian The Mandalorian is battle-worn and tight-lipped, a formidable bounty hunter in an increasingly da…
(Sep 23, 2020) Film director Katsitsionni Fox of Akwesasne documented her own daughter's Ohero:kon ("Under the Husk") rite of passage. The film's available for streaming this week. Also: Two women set a new record for climbing the 46ers without a crew.Par NCPR News
Today's word is a key ingredient in a rich and flavorful vocabulary. The word is an adjective, meaning "of the nature of, resembling, or containing butter." But can you guess what it is?
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When a COVID-19 vaccine is approved, who gets first dibs? Bioethicists say the focus should be on saving the lives of people most at risk. Frontline health workers go first, but the rest is trickier.Par NPR
The United Nations General Assembly begins its annual meeting on Tuesday. A record 173 heads of state or government will address the meeting between now and Saturday — most virtually.Par NPR
The Mandalorian took home two more Emmys in addition to the five it had already won! On today's show, we'll run down the full winners, and we'll talk about why it matters that The Mandalorian won any Emmy awards in the first place. We'll also talk about the final Emmy fate of Star Wars Resistance, and my hopes for its characters in the future. Punc…
(Sep 22, 2020) On National Voter Registration Day, know that October 9th is the last day to register to vote in New York State. But there are other deadlines, especially if you want to vote by absentee ballot. Also: Beekmantown central school district fights to tamp down a COVID-19 cluster.Par NCPR News