Arts Podcasts

Unpacked show

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Kory and Adam take a fresh look at what's really behind the fascinating people and places around us. This narrative podcast is a production of No Midnight Media.

By No Midnight Media

Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott show

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This is the story of Rose Campbell, a rich but lonely and sickly girl who has been recently orphaned and sent to live with her maiden aunts. When Rose’s guardian, Uncle Alec, returns from abroad he takes over her care. Through his unorthodox theories about child-rearing and her exposure to the exploits of her seven male cousins and numerous aunts, Rose becomes happier and healthier. At the end of a year, she is given a choice of which relative she is to stay with. Whom will she choose? This is an unabridged recording of Louisa May Alcott’s classic work, originally published in 1874.

By Loyal Books

A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson show

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Beloved by many generations of children, A Child’s Garden of Verses is a beautiful collection of children’s poetry. Sometimes thoughtful, sometimes whimsical, but always fun.

By Loyal Books

English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs show

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Jack the Giant-Killer, Tom Thumb, Goldilocks and The Three Bears, Henny Penny, Dick Whittington, The Three Little Pigs, Red Riding Hood and a host of immortal characters are found in this delightful collection of English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs. The book made its first appearance in 1890 and has remained a firm favorite with both young and old ever since. Fairy tales have traditionally emanated from France and Germany. The famous compilations by La Fontaine and the Brothers Grimm have overshadowed children's literature for centuries. Yet, many of the stories we recount to children today have an English origin, something that we were unaware of. The author, Joseph Jacobs, was an Australian folklorist and historian who painstakingly compiled them from various sources. In the preface to the first edition he recounts how he collected some stories from the descendants of English immigrants in America and Australia, while he sourced others from English gypsies and old ballads. In many cases he had to rewrite and retell those stories which existed in verse form or in ancient dialects. Older forms of English had to be tailored to suit modern readers, while some of the more objectionable parts had to be discarded. Wicked step-mothers, rampaging giants, damsels in distress, gallant princes and evil spells are some of the staples in this fascinating collection. The author himself states that it was his intention to create a book in which the stories would sound as if they were being narrated by an old nurse or grandmother. Hence, the style is simple, direct and like he states, meant to be read aloud and not visually. The original edition also included extensive notes on the source from which he collected the stories and reference material which is of great interest to folk-lore enthusiasts. Such was the impact of some of the stories that they are referenced in Shakespeare's plays and provided inspiration for poets like Milton. The highlight of the book for serious readers is the elaborate footnotes which provide a great deal of information about different variants of these stories that are told in other parts of the world. One of the most attractive features in the book are the charming illustrations that accompany each tale. The book is a delightful read for both parents and children. Apart from old favorites, there are many new tales which most people would not have encountered like “Nix Nought Nothing” “The Laidly Worm of Spindleston Heugh” or “The Earl of Mar's Daughter.”

By Loyal Books

Cities and Memory - remixing the sounds of the world show

Cities and Memory - remixing the sounds of the worldJoin Now to Follow

Cities and Memory is a global collaborative sound project that presents field recordings of the world, but also reimagined, recomposed versions of those recordings - remixing the world, one sound at a time. What you'll hear in the podcast are our latest sounds - either a field recording from somewhere in the world, or a remixed new composition based solely on the sounds of the world. Each podcast description tells you more about what you're hearing, and where it came from. There are currently almost 2,500 sounds featured on our sound map, spread over more than 85 countries. The sounds cover parts of the world as diverse as the hubbub of San Francisco’s main station, traditional fishing women’s songs in Lake Turkana, the sound of computer data centres in Birmingham, spiritual temple chanting in New Taipei City or the hum of the vaporetto engines in Venice. You can explore the project in full at www.citiesandmemory.com

By Cities and Memory

The Christmas Chronicles: A Podcast show

The Christmas Chronicles: A PodcastJoin Now to Follow

In this series you’ll be joining Nigel Slater on a crisp walk through midwinter in its cold, glistening splendour, all the way up to Christmas Day. Along the path there’ll be recipes for some of your festive favourites and some new ideas, too, to excite your palate in these cold months. You'll take take a tour of the Nuremberg Christmas markets, cook some sticky treats and warming meals, choose and decorate your tree, make the wreath, spice the wine, and wind your way through the season to Christmas Day – where a feast awaits.

By Nigel Slater

Dinner Sisters show

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A fresh take on dinner: every week two sisters cook and review popular recipes from top food bloggers and chat about life in the kitchen

By Kate Schulz and Betsy Wallace

My Podcast Site show

My Podcast SiteJoin Now to Follow

official podcast of the gotham nu-jazz quintet known as equilibrium

By slidemack

Dubstep.fm Podcast show

Dubstep.fm PodcastJoin Now to Follow

Dubstep Internet Radio, Live DJs, Video, Archives, Downloads, Podcasts

By DopeLabs

The Dune Saga Podcast show

The Dune Saga PodcastJoin Now to Follow

The Dune Saga Podcast (Scott Hertzog - The SciFi Diner Podcast; David Moulton - The Lancast; and Jim Arrowood - Jim's SciFi Blog) are taking a chronological journey through all the Dune novels, starting with the Legends of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, working our way through Frank Herbert's original Dune series, and moving our way beyond. Come join the conversation.

By The Dune Saga Podcast