Sep 4, 2020
Ep 433 - The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games #0), by Suzanne Collins (Bonus Episode)
Play episode · 1 hr 25 min

We just couldn't resist another trip to Panem! This origin story for the trilogy's primary villain, Coriolanus Snow, takes us all the way back to the 10th Annual Hunger Games. Things are a little less flashy, but no less deadly. Struggle along with us through the hunger, through the games, and through the limits of fiction told through the antagonist's eyes.

Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

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My Year in Mensa
My Year in Mensa
iHeartRadio & Jamie Loftus
Episode 4: Scottish Hooters and the Death of the Mensa Slut
Welcome to My Year in Mensa, episode final! NOTE: ALL NAMES IN THIS PIECE HAVE BEEN CHANGED. This is a first-person account based on my own writing and experience within the group, and the rest is sourced below. If you have further questions, feel free to reach out at myyearinmensa@gmail.com. Theme song by Sadie Dupuis (@sad13) Featuring the voices of Miles Gray, Caitlin Durante, Jacquis Neal, Anna Hossnieh, Danl Goodman, Ify Nwadiwe, Dani Fernandez, Maggie Mae Fish, Shereen Lani-Younes, Isaac Taylor, and Jack O'Brien. Music used in this episode: "Through the Crystal" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio Library   "Absolutely Nothing" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio Library   "Lost and Found" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio Library "Highland, Bagpipe, Joyful Song": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_ZqBSq7_GA Licensed to YouTube by Epidemic Sound (on behalf of Epidemic Sound); Epidemic Sound Publishing "Scheming Weasel (faster version)" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) "Clean Soul" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)   License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) “Your Call" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) "The Time of My Life" Karaoke (Fair Use): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGAW18eoevk "Pixelland" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)   License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) "Official National Anthem" by Jingle Punks: from the free YouTube Audio Library All sources for this series can be found at: http://jamieloftusisinnocent.com/myyearinmensasources --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jamie-loftus/message Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
45 min
History is Gay
History is Gay
Leigh & Gretchen
Episode 0.9: Back in the Saddle Again: Trans Edition
Get ready to slap on your spurs once more, because we're back with more trans vagabonds of the wild west! In our last full episode, Leigh and guest host Ashten promised more tidbits and tales of transgender trailblazers that we weren't able to cover in our time together, so here's a bonus for you! Strap in to hear the (abbreviated) tales of several awesome folks we just couldn't bear to leave out. Thank you to Ashten Hope for the additional research provided to make this bonus episode possible! Outline: 0:00 - Introduction and event announcement 2:37 - Joe Monahan 5:58 - John Runk 7:17 - Ray Leonard 8:58 - Bert Martin 10:35 - Joseph Lobdell 15:21 - Jean Bonnet 19:14 - Closing Want to help us continue to make the show? Support us on Patreon and get awesome goodies, behind-the-scenes access, special minisodes, and more! You can get super cool merch in our store! Shirts, hoodies, totes, and other neat things, as well as pages from our History is Gay digital coloring book! If you’d like to help us transcribe the show for our d/Deaf and hard of hearing fans, please head on over to www.historyisgaypodcast.com/transcribe to join the team of volunteers! Find our full list of sources and bonus content at www.historyisgaypodcast.com. Get at us on twitter @historyisgaypod, tumblr at historyisgaypodcast, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts! Don't forget to rate and review so more folks can see the show!
20 min
All the Books!
All the Books!
Book Riot
E282: New Releases and More for October 20, 2020
This week, Liberty and Tirzah discuss Plain Bad Heroines, Snapped, Foreshadow, and more great books. This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders, the digital hangout spot for the Book Riot communit; Sophie Escabasse’s Witches of Brooklyn, from Random House Graphic; and Fence: Striking Distance. Pick up an All the Books! 200th episode commemorative item here. Subscribe to All the Books! using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify and never miss a beat book. Sign up for the weekly New Books! newsletter for even more new book news. BOOKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW: Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth Foreshadow: Stories to Celebrate the Magic of Reading and Writing YA by Nova Ren Suma and Emily X.R. Pan  Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema by Lindy West Snapped (The Playbook) by Alexa Martin Ex Libris: 100+ Books to Read and Reread by Michiko Kakutani Dark Archives: A Librarian’s Investigation into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin by Megan Rosenbloom My Heart Underwater by Laurel Flores Fantauzzo A Walk Around the Block: Stoplight Secrets, Mischievous Squirrels, Manhole Mysteries & Other Stuff You See Every Day (And Know Nothing About) by Spike Carlsen Together, Apart by Erin A. Craig, Auriane Desombre, Bill Konigsberg, Erin Hahn, Rachael Lippincott, Brittney Morris,Sanji Patel, Natasha Preston, and Jennifer Yena WHAT WE’RE READING: The Return by Rachel Harrison The Hollow Ones by T Kingfisher The Searcher by Tana French The Turnout by Megan Abbott MORE BOOKS OUT THIS WEEK: This Book Will Make You Kinder: An Empathy Handbook by Henry James Garrett Eva’s Man by Gayl Jones Among the Beast and Briars by Ashley Poston Dracula, Motherf**ker by Alex de Campi, Erica Henderson  Death and the Maiden (Mistress of the Art of Death Book 5) by Samantha Norman and Ariana Franklin  Alexandria: A Novel by Paul Kingsnorth The Dark Library by Cyrille Martinez and Joseph Patrick Stancil Writing Politics: An Anthology (New York Review Books Classics) by David Bromwich  Sorrow by Tiffanie DeBartolo Jump the Clock: New & Selected Poems by Erica Hunt  Dying is Easy by Joe Hill, Martin Simmonds Red Ants by José Pergentino, Thomas Bunstead (translator) A World Beneath the Sands: The Golden Age of Egyptology by Toby Wilkinson The Silence: A Novel by Don DeLillo  The Nom Wah Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from 100 Years at New York City’s Iconic Dim Sum Restaurant by Wilson Tang and Joshua David Stein  Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey A Place for Everything: The Curious History of Alphabetical Order by Judith Flanders  Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath by Heather Clark Finding Latinx: In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity by Paola Ramos Other Fires: A Novel by Lenore H. Gay Discovering the True Self: Kodo Sawaki’s Art of Zen Meditation by Kodo Sawaki and Arthur Braverman Tinderbox: Soldier of Indira by Lou Diamond Phillips  Funeral Diva by Pamela Sneed The Girl in the Mirror: A Novel by Rose Carlyle The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart by Alicia Garza Nose Dive: A Field Guide to the World’s Smells by Harold McGee Science and Cooking: Physics Meets Food, From Homemade to Haute Cuisine by Michael Brenner, Pia Sörensen, David Weitz The Adventures of Isabel: An Epitome Apartments Mystery by Candas Jane Dorsey The Mirror Man: a novel by Jane Gilmartin  The War of the Poor by Eric Vuillard and Mark Polizzotti Midwinter Murder: Fireside Tales from the Queen of Mystery by Agatha Christie Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise by Scott Eyman Fugitive Atlas: Poems by Khaled Mattawa Max Jacob: A Life in Art and Letters by Rosanna Warren Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly Bones: Inside and Out by Roy A. Meals The Fourth Island by Sarah Tolmie The Cookbook Club: A Novel by Beth Harbison Make Me Rain by Nikki Giovanni Flying Over Water by N. H. Senzai, Shannon Hitchcock To Hold Up the Sky by Cixin Liu The Last Mirror on the Left: A Legendary Alston Boys Adventure by Lamar Giles, Dapo Adeola (Illustrator) When Life Gives You Mangos by Kereen Getten  The Last Druid (The Fall of Shannara) by Terry Brooks  The Encyclopedia of New York by The Editors of New York Magazine Where the Wild Ladies Are by Aoko Matsuda and Polly Barton Ana on the Edge by A.J. Sass Tequila & Tacos: A Guide to Spirited Pairings by Katherine Cobbs See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
43 min
Folger Shakespeare Library: Shakespeare Unlimited
Folger Shakespeare Library: Shakespeare Unlimited
Folger Shakespeare Library
Writing About the Plague in Shakespeare’s England
Between 1348 and the early years of the 18th century, successive waves of the plague rolled across Europe, killing millions of people and affecting every aspect of life. Despite the plague’s enormous toll on early modern English life, Shakespeare’s plays refer to it only tangentially. Why is that? And what did people write about the plague in early modern England? Over the past 20 years, Rebecca Totaro has been collecting contemporary writing about the plague. She has written five books about its cultural impact. We asked her to join us for a conversation about what Shakespeare’s contemporaries wrote about the plague—and why, just as often, they turned away from it. She is interviewed by Barbara Bogaev. Dr. Rebecca Totaro is an associate dean and a professor of literature in the College of Arts & Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University. She has written or edited five books: Meteorology and Physiology in Early Modern Culture; Representing the Plague in Early Modern England, which she wrote with Ernest B. Gilman; The Plague Epic in Early Modern England: Heroic Measures, 1603–1721; The Plague in Print; and Suffering in Paradise: The Bubonic Plague in English Literary Studies from More to Milton. From the Shakespeare Unlimited podcast. Published October 13, 2020. © Folger Shakespeare Library. All rights reserved. This podcast episode, “’Twas Pretty, Though a Plague,” was produced by Richard Paul. Garland Scott is the associate producer. It was edited by Gail Kern Paster. Ben Lauer is the web producer. We had technical help from Andrew Feliciano and Evan Marquart at Voice Trax West in Studio City, California.
37 min
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