Society And Culture Podcasts
The Peabody Award-winning Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, from PRI, is a smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt introduces the people who are creating and shaping our culture. Life is busy – so let Studio 360 steer you to the must-see movie this weekend, the next book for your nightstand, or the song that will change your life. Produced in association with Slate.
Love design, interior style, architecture, art and everything in between? The Homes & Interiors Scotland podcast is essential listening. Whether you’re just setting up your first home, a well-established renovator, or in the industry, we’ll curate insightful guests who can offer insight into the world of homes and interiors in Scotland, and across the globe.
By Peebles Media Group
See the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica as you have never seen or heard it before. In an audio tour lovingly narrated by Sister Wendy, you'll open your eyes and your heart to the magnificent wonders of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Ceiling, and be immersed in the intense spirituality that permeates St. Peter's and the entire Vatican City. Just download the Artineraries Tour onto your mp3 player or iPod, and you're on your way to a remarkable journey of discovery as told through the art, artists and popes whose passion and vision make for a truly unforgettable experience. This is track one of a multi-track tour for Sister Wendy's Sistine Chapel in Rome, Italy. To download the complete tour, visit www.tourcaster.com
Great Discoveries self-guided audio tour provides today’s tourist with the most enjoyable and informative way to visit the Piazza della Signoria. While the Piazza del Duomo has historically provided the focus for the city’s religious obsession, Piazza della Signoria has always been the civic heart of Florence. Facing directly on the square are the Loggia della Signoria, with its three arches, and the dominant Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace), the seat of the city’s governments since 1302. Close by lies the entrance to the most exalted of Florence’s spectacular museums, the Uffizi Gallery. Piazza della Signoria houses several notable pieces of public sculpture and is a meeting place for the city’s thousands of annual visitors and Florentines alike. This magnificent square unfolds like an open-air gallery in which even the statues allude to episodes of the city’s civil history. Our carefully researched tour guides you along and identifies the Piazza’s most important buildings and statues, insuring that you will clearly understand each item’s historic and artistic significance. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour, visit www.tourcaster.com.
Although the Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace) today contains the offices of Florence’s Mayor and City Council, much of it is open to the public including the Hall of the 500, the little Study of Francesco I and two of its three spectacular apartments. The vast halls and state apartments are ornately decorated in the style of the late Renaissance. Major attractions inside Palazzo Vecchio include the Room of the Lilies, Eleanora di Toledo's apartments, the Courtyard of Honor with the Putto Fountain, and Michelangelo's statue the Victory. The Quarters of Pope Leo X are being used to house Florence’s City Council and as reception rooms for the mayor and are not open to the public. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the entire tour, visit www.tourcaster.com
Great Discoveries audio tour of Santa Maria Novella provides today’s tourists with the most entertaining and informative way to visit Florence’s third most important church after the Duomo and Santa Croce. Construction started on the sumptuous new headquarters of the powerful Dominican Order in 1278 and was not completed until 1360, almost one hundred years later. Its name Novella (new) stems from the fact that it was built on the site of an earlier church Santa Maria delle Vigne. The basilica’s interior is truly magnificent, with arches in two colors leading gracefully toward the high altar. It is vast, lofty, illuminated by ample sunlight and more Gothic in feel than any other church in Florence. Treasures aplenty fill the interior, a groundbreaking painting by Masaccio, a crucifix by Giotto and three major fresco cycles. This carefully researched tour guides you through the Basilica, while our professional narrator points out and describes the most significant works of art and other historic treasures. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour, visit www.tourcaster.com.
Step back in history as you listen to enchanting tales of the Doge Palace, the residence of the Venetian doges (rulers) for over 400 years. This uniquely Venetian building was also Venice’s public palace and the seat of its governments, legislative bodies and courts. It remains the richest symbol of the Venetian civilization and attests to the strength of its cultural, military, political, and economic history. Visitors will view the Great Council Hall, the Chamber of the Council of Ten, the magnificent courtyard, the Chamber of the Senate, the Golden Staircase, a torture chamber, prison cells, a remarkable armory, the Bridge of Sighs and other astonishing rooms. The great halls, dedicated to Venetian political life, are decorated with the canvases of Veronese, Titian, Tintoretto and many other masters of the Renaissance. Our carefully researched tour identifies and locates the most relevant treasures to ensure that you do not miss the important pieces and that you clearly understand each item and each rooms historic and artistic significance. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour, visit www.tourcaster.com
Great Discoveries audio tour provides today’s tourist with the best way to visit the Basilica of Santa Croce, perhaps the most beautiful Gothic church in all of Italy. Contrary to the heavy and dark reputation of Gothic architecture, the Santa Croce is actually light and airy, a unique blend of styles and thought. The sun filters through the many stained glass windows, playing multi-hued rays along one of the worlds greatest repositories of Renaissance art and sculpture. The effect inspires peace and spiritual tranquility and an incredible awe for human accomplishment takes root. Indeed, the city of Florence Italy, sensing the perfect peace granted by the Basilica, has buried many of her most famous sons and daughters here. Santa Croce contains more skeletons of Renaissance celebrities than any other church in Italy. Here you will find the monumental tombs and mortal remains of Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, Gioacchino Rossini, Ugo Foscolo, and many others. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour, visit www.tourcaster.com.
Crash course in upper level reality. Allegorical 12 step education for individuals anonymous wanting to shed their programming of the zombified educational system.
By Alan Watt ( cuttingthroughthematrix.com & alanwattsentientsentinel.eu )
Welcome! All My Relations is a podcast hosted by Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) and Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation) to explore our relationships— relationships to land, to our creatural relatives, and to one another. Each episode invites guests to delve into a different topic facing Native American peoples today. We keep it real, play some games, laugh a lot, and even cry sometimes. We invite you to join us!
By Matika Wilbur & Adrienne Keene