Apr 27, 2020
The Reasonable Doubt Podcast - The Ken Middleton Murder Case
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Listen to the first episode of ID's The Reasonable Doubt Podcast. Subscribe to The Reasonable Doubt Podcast for more episodes. About the episode: Retired Birmingham homicide detective Chris Anderson and defense attorney Fatima Silva discuss their investigation of a man convicted of murdering his own wife.

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The Tao Te Ching for Everyday Living
The Tao Te Ching for Everyday Living
Dan Casas-Murray
Tao Te Ching Verse 69: Practicing Humility Humbly
*Tao Te Ching Verse 69 *translated by Bram den Hond Those who use weapons have a saying which goes: "I do not presume to act like the host but instead play the part of the guest; I do not advance an inch but would rather retreat a foot". This is called moving forward without appearing to move - Rolling up one's sleeves without showing one's arms - Grasping firmly, without holding a weapon - And enticing to fight when there is no opponent. Of disasters, there is no greater catastrophe Than thinking you have no rival. To think you have no rival, Is to come close to losing my treasures. Therefore when weapons are raised, and opponents are fairly well matched, Then is the one who feels grief that will win. Photo by KT on Unsplash *Practicing *For me, I have found humility to be an ongoing practice, one that requires constant attention and balance.  I have experienced two sides of humility: The first is when I feel I am superior to others or have superior morals or have said superior things or have acted in superior ways.  I sometimes allow these feelings of superiority into my mind as a shortcut to connecting with the Tao.  I say, look, there is evidence that we are OK and we are worthy of Harmony.  I feel like this is a shortcut because it still takes an effort from me to move into Harmony - I must get still, become aware, and focus.  Having not done this for much of my life, it is difficult for now.  I suspect in a few years it will get easier.  To practice humility in this case, I must remember that I am always OK and there is no need to feel superior to anyone or anything.   The other side of humility is when I feel unworthy.  During life, there are things that occur or things that I interpret that I allow to make me feel insecure.  Emotionally, financially, intimately, or socially insecure.  Those are the main categories for me.  This feeling of insecurity - it’s this feeling of ‘ick’ that makes me wonder if I’m even allowed to be there in life.  Like there are others that are way more worthy than I am.  These insecurities are also shortcuts.  They are the result of me looking at what I think is evidence and being OK with the outcome - that I don’t deserve my own love because I am defective, somehow.  I say this is a shortcut because it takes work and introspection to remember that despite what I may experience through my corporeal senses, I am still a perfect expression of the Tao.  In the moment, it’s easier to give in and move on.  And again, it is difficult for now to stop, dig through that programming, and reassess any false beliefs I have around my insecurities.   When, in the midst of a busy life, I find that once in awhile, I can feel like I‘m directly in the middle of infinity because I have practiced humility, I know that all is right with the world.  I wish this and more for you. And that will wrap it up.  Thank you for considering the principle of Practicing Humility humbly with me today.
30 min
Square Mile of Murder
Square Mile of Murder
Taylor McDaniel & Kat Lawson
48: 10 Rillington Place
This week’s episode was one suggested by one of our lovely patrons, Laura! Thanks so much for the suggestion Laura, this one is a doozy! Today we're diving into the life and crimes of John "Reg" Christie who committed eight murders at 10 Rillington Place in London. A perfect storm of timing, historical events, perception, and the law helped this man get away with brutal crimes for years. And we're gonna get into it all, so listen in! FURTHER READING: (John Christie Wiki) (Timothy Evans Wiki) (John Christie Murderpedia) (John Christie Crime Files (C+I)) (Serial Killer John Christie And The Tragic Execution Of Timothy Evans) (Rillington Place: What John Christie's residential burial ground looks like now) (Rillington Place (BBC)) (Notting Hill MURDER: Part 1 | Murder Maps (Crime History)| S02E04 | True Crime Documentary) (Notting Hill MURDER: Part 2 | Murder Maps (Crime History)| S02E04 | True Crime Documentary) ----------------------------------------------- (Like the show? Give us a rating and review!) Join our Patreon: (Patreon) Follow us on social media: (Facebook) (Instagram) ( (Square Mile of Murder Merch) Support this podcast
1 hr 6 min
Audiobooks Daily, presented by Public Domain Media
Audiobooks Daily, presented by Public Domain Media
Public Domain Media
Dracula by Bram Stoker - Chapter 17 (Part 17 of 27 Full Audiobook)
Dracula by Bram Stoker - Chapter 17 (Part 17 of 27 Full Audiobook) --- Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. It introduced the character of Count Dracula, and established many conventions of subsequent vampire fantasy. The novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so that he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and of the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and a woman led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing. --- Author: Bram Stoker Genre: Horror, Gothic Original Publication Date: May 26 1897 --- Abraham "Bram" Stoker was an Irish author, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as the personal assistant of actor Sir Henry Irving, and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned. --- Audiobooks Daily is a weekly podcast featuring the best of public domain short stories, novels, poetry, and plays.  Every episode features a new chapter, full audiobook, or commentary of a great literary work.  Authors included on our podcast: Edgar Allan Poe, Virginia Woolf, Jane Austen, Mark Twain, William Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, Ernest Hemingway, Arthur Conan Doyle, and many more!  Join our community of literary lovers as we listen to some of the greatest fictional novels, stories, poems, and plays ever created!  Episodes are uploaded four times a week. --- This is a Librivox recording. Support or learn more by visiting --- Support this podcast:
35 min
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
BBC Radio Four
Fit the Sixteenth
The episode begins with Arthur, who has been "diverted" by Agrajag, who claims that Arthur has killed previous incarnations of him hundreds of times. He also claims to have been the bowl of petunias that materialised into existence in Fit the Third. Eventually it transpires one of the deaths was at Stavromula Beta, where someone tried to assassinate Arthur, and he ducked, hitting Agrajag. Arthur however has never been there. Agrajag cries "I've brought you here too zarking soon", but decides to attempt to kill Arthur anyway. Arthur and Agrajag struggle, and Agrajag dies. Arthur escapes from the Cathedral of Hate, to which he had been diverted, by running into a passageway in the mountain. He notes that he has somehow ended up with the wrong bag—one he lost on Earth many years ago. He trips, and falls, only to discover that he is flying. He experiments with flying for a while, only to be hit in the small of the back by the party which Ford and Slartibartfast are attempting to enter. The party is flying as well, and Ford and Slartibartfast are on a ledge around the building, not being permitted entry due to the lack of a bottle. Arthur remembers that his bag contains a bottle of Retsina, and this gets them entry. They see Trillian and Thor at the party, where Thor is chatting Trillian up. They quiz people trying to find the Silver Bail, and discover that it has been instantiated as an award (a Rory) for the Most Gratuitous Use Of The Word Fuck In A Serious Screenplay. Before they are actually able to find it, the Krikkit robots appear, massacre the party-goers and take the Silver Bail. Arthur tricks Thor into walking out of the building by challenging him to fight, leaving Trillian with no choice but to come with them. The Krikkitmen now have all the parts of the Wikkit Key, and Slartibartfast notes that their next move must be to go to the Wikkit Gate itself and try to intervene.  Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 12 October 2004 Cast: *     The Book: William Franklyn  *     Arthur Dent: Simon Jones  *     Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivern  *     Slartibartfast: Richard Griffiths  *     Trillian: Susan Sheridan  *     Thor: Dominic Hawksley  *     Agrajag: Douglas Adams  *     Award winner: Bob Golding  *     Woman with the Sydney Opera House Head: Joanna Lumley  *     Party Doorman: Paul Wickens  *     Announcer: John Marsh
31 min
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