Can I get my money back? Clips of interviews. Interesting topic but this was literally phoned in
1984: The New World Order chronicles how the ruling elite have established global domination and the ability to effect the thoughts, decisions, and worldview of human beings across the globe by systematically infiltrating the media, academia, industry, military, and political factions under the guise of upholding democracy.
In the weeks and months leading from the 9-11 attack, what was life like around the perimeter of Ground Zero? A snapshot of history, 24 Hours on the Edge of Ground Zero explores the landscape that is disaster area, tourist attraction and shrine.
June 16, 1976 - Hector Petersen, a 13-year-old South African student is shot and killed during a massive demonstration to protest apartheid laws in South Africa. The photograph of the fatally wounded Petersen being carried from the scene appeared throughout the world and he became a symbol of the anti-apartheid movement. A generation later, June 16 is still a day of remembrance, particularly in Soweto, where Petersen was killed.
Producer Judith Kampfner is on her own journey to be, if not the perfect mother-in-law, then at least one that breaks stereotypes and avoids common pitfalls. In the process, she interviews other mother-in-laws, many from different backgrounds and asks them what mistakes they made and how they work to establish a comfortable relationship with their offspring’s spouse. And is it important or even possible to become friends?
Take a tour of the tunnels of New York City with the Sand Hogs. As part of his American Workers series, veteran producer Dan Collison follows these construction workers, whose tradition goes back 100 years, as they build the tunnels that crisscross in the city. Their work is grueling and dangerous. Their survival depends on an unflagging brotherhood.
In 1942, a US Navy destroyer was shipwrecked off Newfoundland. Of the few who survived, one man, Lanier Phillips, was black. The rescuers, never having seen a black man before, tried to scrub his skin clean and white. This is a story about growing up with fear in segregated Georgia, enlisting in a segregated navy, facing death in the icy North Atlantic, and a rescue which galvanized a man to fight racial discrimination.
Have you taken a reality check lately? And just what is reality? Take a journey inside your brain (scientists now call it "wetware") with producer Adi Gevins and reporter John Hockenberry, and with the help of scientists at brain research labs and your radio, join in some participatory experiments in perception.
Have you taken a reality check lately? And just what is reality? Take a journey inside your brain (scientists now call it 'wetware') with producer Adi Gevins and reporter John Hockenberry, and with the help of scientists at brain research labs and your radio, join in some participatory experiments in perception. The dangling question: do we really perceive an existing outer world, or is it all internal -- does the world we live in exist only in our own senses and perceptions?
A documentary about the poignant moment in the life of producer Tim Wilson's own mother, a daunting figure and a once-accomplished pianist, now diagnosed with Alzheimer's, when she is forced to leave her apartment, her pearls, and her "upright grand" to enter "a home". Upright Grand is a searching examination of the often ambiguous relationship between a mother and son.
Canada has a rich tradition of frightening paranormal activity from one end of the country to the other. Prepare for an exciting thrill ride to some of Canada's most haunted locations.
Are we living under a New World Order? Look around - it seems that it will only be a matter of time before all of the controls are in place.
From the mind-boggling pyramids of Egypt to the lost city of Atlantis, planet Earth abounds with ancient mysteries of our long-forgotten past.
Serial killers have fascinated us since biblical times, but at the turn of the century the insanity and carnage of the postindustrial serial killer was unlike any other time in history. In this fascinating - yet horrifying - expose, we explore the top 10, including cannibal Mark Jefferies, who murdered and ate his colleagues, as well as Andreas Bichel, the well-spoken fortune teller who would read his victims' fortunes before pushing in the knife.
For thousands of years mankind advanced slowly, then suddenly we took to the skies, created machines to think for us, and devised weapons of mass destruction, dwarfing the industrial revolution with the technological revolution. The scientific advancements we now consider parts of our everyday lives surged forward with one peculiar event - global sightings of UFOs. In 1936 a UFO crashed in the Black Forest of Germany. Hitler ordered a full scale investigation, and the Nazis began reverse engineering the technology.
From the very moment we are born, the powers and institutions of the planet own us. They give us a number and enter us into a system not only that traps us but that most people have no idea they are even a part of. As we grow we are trained, cajoled, enticed, and manipulated. The very toys we are given to play with are manufactured to control our minds. The food we are given poisons us and ensnares us in a cycle of addiction.
Many have claimed that the face on Mars is a hoax, yet there are many indicators that Mars was once populated by a highly intelligent extraterrestrial race. Researchers propose that a city consisting of very large pyramids and mounds, arranged in a geometric pattern, once existed on the Cydonia Planitia. Recent video images from landers and orbiters strongly suggest that there are structures on the surface that clearly resemble structures humans have built on Earth.
On the daily news we see war, disease, poverty, and man pitted against man. We see billions of impoverished people displaced by power brokers. We see the super-rich getting richer. Many simply watch this news without understanding it or even trying to. They don't know the bigger picture, the truth about what is really happening out there. The truth is, what happens out there affects us all - and all of these world events are happening not by chance but by design.
An exhilarating journey into the mind and spirit of a remarkable man, a legendary teacher, and a masterful storyteller, conducted by TV journalist Bill Moyers for their acclaimed PBS series.
"A series that changed my life"
James Purefoy stars in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Robert M. Pirsig's multi-million best-selling philosophical novel. One of the most important and influential books of the past half-century, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance tells the iconic story of a father and son's motorcycle trip across America in the 1960s. Yet it also describes a personal and philosophical journey. Now dramatised for the first time by Peter Flannery and starring James Purefoy, this full-cast drama adds a new and original dimension to a true modern classic.
"Very Engaging and though provoking"
Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features 80 Americans, from the famous to the unknown, completing the thought that begins with the audiobook's title. The pieces that make up the program will compel listeners to rethink not only what and how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs, but also the extent to which they share them with others.
"interesting and enjoyable"
Introducing… Ronald Reagan Live! Listen to live radio broadcast recordings of former President Ronald Reagan at his political best. Spanning several historical decades, Reagan's 1,000+ radio deliveries offered commentary on the spectrum of domestic, national, and international events that occurred throughout his lifetime, both prior to and during his unprecedented three-term presidency.
"This Audio Book is a collection of speeches."
Angela Davis Speaks! Get inspired by the words of this fighter for human rights.
"Thought provoking but could be edited better..."
There is startling evidence that we were visited by intelligent beings in the ancient past. Why were they here and what was their agenda? Zecharia Sitchin is the author of the hugely successful book series The Earth Chronicles. Join this amazing scholar of ancient mysteries as he makes a scientific and scholarly argument for ancient alien visits to Earth.
Three of America's most compelling presidents, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon, bugged their White House offices and tapped their telephones. They left behind thousands of secretly recorded conversations, from momentous to mundane. In this documentary project, American RadioWorks eavesdrops on presidential telephone calls to hear how each man used one-on-one politics to shape history.
"Good Concept But Very Little Content"
After massive footprints were found in Northern California in the early 50's, newspaper reporters coined the term "Bigfoot". Today, after decades of searching, the modern day Sasquatch Hunter is armed with the latest technology in search of the beast. Join us as we delve into the psyche of several Sasquatch Hunters and learn what they do and don't believe. From theories to known facts, today's Sasquatch Hunters are closing in on the elusive creature who may hold the key to our own evolution.
The visceral impact of history's great speechmakers is at the heart of Say It Plain. This new American RadioWorks documentary highlights a selection of landmark sermons, speeches, and broadcasts by remarkable African-American speakers.
"simply well done"
A fifth series from BBC Radio 4, in which Stephen Fry examines, with the help of experts, the highways and byways of the English language. In these four episodes he tells 'The Story of X': a letter holy and profane, sexy and chaste; discusses intonation, the "song" of English, and how cadence affects meaning; muses on the art and craft of conversation - and whether true conversation can happen on TV and radio - and ponders the meaning of meaning and the gap between brain and mouth that means language can never truly represent thought.
This essay comes from the NPR series This I Believe, which features brief personal reflections from both famous and unknown Americans. The pieces that make up the series compel listeners to rethink not only what and how they have arrived at their beliefs, but also the extent to which they share them with others.
"A communist she is I'm sure....despicable"
Diana Palm is a medium, paranormal investigator, afterlife researcher, and author of Setting Spirits Free. After living in numerous haunted houses, she decided to develop her gifts in working with the spirit world. She became a Theta Healing Practitioner and Instructor to assist others in their own healing and understanding of the spirit realms. Join Diana as she presents information gathered over a lifetime of working within the spiritual dimensions including: crossing spirits over; how to do a proper investigation.
"Started well progressed badly"
The Seeker's Guide to Harry Potter takes you on a journey and exploration into the underlying themes of J. K. Rowling’s fantastically successful Harry Potter series. Drawing from her unique background and personal experiences, the author provides original insights into the mysticism, magic and symbolism within the world of Harry Potter.
Stephen Fry explores the highways and byways of the English language in these four programmes, as heard on BBC Radio 4.
Brian Cox and Robin Ince present a witty, irreverent look at the world according to science. The Infinite Monkey Cage has become one of BBC Radio 4’s most popular science-based programmes. In each episode physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince delve into a particular field of science, with the help of guests from the worlds of science, academia, and entertainment.
Oglala Sioux elder, Johnson Holy Rock speaks with Patricia Lawrence about the Black Hills of South Dakota and why the tribe will not cash the check the US Federal Government gave them to pay for their sacred mountains. And we speak with Chief Oliver Red Cloud, 85-year-old grandson of Chief Red Cloud, one of the signers of the Fort Laramie Treaty that granted the Black Hills to the Sioux Nation.