I've seen this as a special on PBS. The audio version is excellent - more powerful that watching for me, because I was able to think more as I listened. Wish more Joseph Campbell material was available on Audible!
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"
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.
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.
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.
When the innocent animals of the world refused to give answers, man turned on himself, and human experimentation began. This is the history of man's abuse of his own species, the tale from the dark side of science - this is about the evil within.
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 mind-boggling pyramids of Egypt to the lost city of Atlantis, planet Earth abounds with ancient mysteries of our long-forgotten past.
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.
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."
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"
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"
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.
Angela Davis Speaks! Get inspired by the words of this fighter for human rights.
"Thought provoking but could be edited better..."
A U.S. Navy ship vanishes during a secret World War II experiment gone awry. When it re-appears, observers are horrified to see crew members embedded in the deck and steel of the ship. During a sea trial, the ship vanishes and travels through time, setting off a number of events that continue today. It's not science fiction, it's science fact!
"The truth about this 'audiobook'"
Stephen Fry explores the highways and byways of the English language in these four programmes, as heard on BBC Radio 4.
A major new series from the makers of A History Of The World In 100 Objects, exploring the fascinating and complex history of Germany from the origins of the Holy Roman Empire right up to the present day. Written and presented by Neil MacGregor, it is produced by BBC Radio 4, in partnership with the British Museum. Whilst Germany’s past is too often seen through the prism of the two World Wars, this series investigates a wider 600-year-old history of the nation through its objects.
"Comprehensive review of Germany"
Stephen Fry presents this intriguing programme charting the history of knowledge, how technology changes our relationship with it, and how we know what we knowKnowledge. The Google generation thinks it doesn’t need to carry much of it around in its head any more. Much has already been written about the internet changing the way we think and learn. But is knowledge less valuable than it used to be?
Eyewitness provides a rare and fascinating opportunity to hear the events of the century described by those who saw them happen. A wealth of BBC archive recordings, some never previously broadcast, is interwoven with an illuminating commentary by the historian Joanna Bourke. Published in 10 volumes, Eyewitness examines the role and the life of the British people in each decade of the century.
"A Look Back."
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.
The Microsoft mogul on the positive power of intelligence and creativity.
"short and sweet no teeth"
The history of the human race and our true origins can be traced back through archeology and a careful study of our past. Many of the world's ancient sites and amazing artifacts still exist, showing ancient man's use of advanced technology and writings that clearly illustrate that mankind was mentored by a race of extraterrestrial beings that early man deemed "The Gods".
For thousands of years there have been secret gatherings of men claiming to hold a sacred truth. They survived religious and state persecution and still exist today. Many are members, but not even all initiates know the arcane truths that fostered their brotherhoods. Unravel the myths, mystery and history of the Freemasons. Discover their origins and how this clandestine group continues to have influence over the world today. In this brilliant presentation, we hear hard evidence direct from the minds of experts.
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.
"A wonderful synapses of the best of Black leaders."
>American is the story of one of the most influential comedians of the modern era. Even though Bill Hicks died over 16 years ago, his reputation has continued to grow. He is still regularly found in top 20 polls of ‘best’ comedians, and is regarded by many as the 'comedians' comedian' - such is his high regard. This recording is a lasting record of his life, based on hundreds of interviews across America, as told by the people who knew him best.