A collection of BBC radio full-cast dramatisations of Jane Austen's six major novels. Jane Austen is one of the finest writers in the English language, and this volume includes all six of her classic novels. Mansfield Park: on a quest to find a position in society, Fanny Price goes to live with her rich aunt and uncle. Northanger Abbey: young, naïve Catherine Morland receives an invitation to stay at the isolated Gothic mansion Northanger Abbey.
"Great way to listen to Austen's works!"
For years Miranda viewed dog owners with some suspicion. She was bored by the way they talked only about their pooches, alarmed by their light coating of dog hair and troubled by their apparent comfort around excrement. But that all changed when, nine years ago, Miranda met Peggy, a gorgeous shih tzu-bichon frise cross (Miranda calls the breed a shitty frise). She was exceptionally cute (the dog) and very smart (again, the dog), and they bonded from their very first meeting.
Three powerful radio productions from the BBC archives starring Ian McKellen, Ronald Pickup and Paul Scofield and a host of celebrated acting talent. These three legendary plays, performed by some of the best-known theatrical actors of the 20th century, are the perfect way to commemorate England's greatest dramatist.
"Sparknotes is genius."
Emmy award-winning journalist Charlie Rose has been praised as "one of America's premier interviewers". Each night, as host of his PBS program, Charlie Rose engages America's best thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders, scientists, and other newsmakers in one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions.
At least 12 million people listen to Osgood every day on CBS radio, and millions more watch him on CBS News Sunday Morning. All of them would agree that no one delivers quite the way he does the offbeat stories that make listeners stop and pay attention; the commentaries in which he shares his sense of wonder, dismay, or amusement; the well-spun tales of irony that often burst forth into wordplay or even poetry.
A unique collection of 12 full-cast BBC Radio productions of plays by Alan Bennett. The titles are: 40 Years On, A Visit from Miss Prothero, Say Something Happened, Kafka's Dick, Two in Torquay, The Madness of George III, The History Boys, An Englishman Abroad, A Question of Attribution, The Lady in the Van, Cocktail Sticks and The Last of the Sun.
Michael E. Porter, the Bishop Lawrence University Professor at Harvard University, and Thomas H. Lee, chief medical officer at Press Ganey and the former network president of Partners HealthCare, write about why providers must lead the way in making value the overarching goal.
"The changing of the Landscape of healthcare"
Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch & Roger Allam star in the fourth series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult. By John Finnemore (The News Quiz, Mitchell & Webb).
"Laugh out loud"
Increasing your energy capacity is the best way to get more work done faster and better
"Where's the beef"
Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster and the Thought Police uncover each act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party.
"IT IS DRAMATIZED"
CatoAudio puts you right in the middle of the important policy debates going on in Washington. This 60-minute audio magazine features inspiring discussions from well-known intellectuals, pundits, political leaders and Cato scholars. Previous recordings have included Milton Friedman, Hernando de Soto, Anne Applebaum, Alan Greenspan, P. J. O'Rourke, and Steve Forbes. From a libertarian view of limited government, free markets, and civil society, CatoAudio is your window to the ideas of freedom.
"Great If You're a Libertarian"
"Books are a pain in the ass," says Gladwell, who has written some of the most popular, influential, and beloved non-fiction books in recent history.
Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston star in Shakespeare's tragedy of love and power. As part of BBC Radio 3's celebration of the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston star in this brand-new production. Lovers, politicians, superstars... Antony & Cleopatra is Shakespeare’s late and epic tragedy of mature love, and the catastrophic fall from grace and power that it brings about.
Toby Jones and Holliday Grainger star in a new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Dodie Smith's enduringly popular coming-of-age novel. In the 1930s, 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain lives in a crumbling ruin of a castle in the Suffolk countryside. Her father, an author wrestling with writer's block, spends his time reading detective stories; her bohemian stepmother, Topaz, is an artist's model; and her beautiful older sister, Rose, is determined to escape the poverty of their existence - ideally by marriage to a rich man.
Highlights from the Summer Series – A look back at some of the favorite programs from the past year: Tonight, a look back at golf history with three legends: Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Gary Player.
Best-selling writer and biographer Walter Isaacson deconstructs the late Apple CEO’s business brilliance.
"nothing new here"
Following on from Jack Goldstein and Frankie Taylor's popular 101 Amazing Harry Potter Facts, this wonderful audiobook contains over 100 amazing facts covering topics such as muggles in the series, the Ministry of Magic, the Weasleys, quidditch, the triwizard tournament and much more! Through JK Rowling's novels and films, we have been introduced to a fantastic and magical world that many of us would like to visit, despite the chance of running into a Death Eater or even Voldemort himself.
A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the bestselling novel by John le Carré, starring James Fox, Harriet Walter and Julian Rhind-Tutt. Magnus Pym, Counsellor at the British Embassy, is hosting a dinner party at his home in Vienna when he receives an unexpected telephone call that will profoundly affect his life. Once the guests have gone, Pym breaks the news to his wife, Mary: his father, Rick, is dead. In a state of shock, he says something Mary cannot understand - 'After all these years, I'm free.'
"A decent dramatization"
How cognitive limitations obstruct us from dreaming up truly innovative ways of doing business – and how we can overcome them....
"phenomenal loved it must listen again"
Ho ho ho! Here's what to listen to while driving to the mall, wrapping gifts, entertaining friends, or relaxing in front of a crackling holiday fire. In Scott Simon's modern version of the Christmas story, Jesus is born in an abandoned factory near Cleveland and the Three Wise Persons bring Chipotle gift cards. Claudia Sanchez gives a Latin accent to "A Visit from St. Nicholas". Barbara Bradley Hagerty explores what Christmas means for the boy choristers of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. (Hint: Handel).
"A Worthwhile Holiday Tradition"
Tonight on the program, analysis of last night's presidential debate. Charlie is joined by Ed Luce of the Financial Times and presidential historian Jon Meacham.
We continue looking at the election with Bob Costa, national political reporter for the Washington Post, and Jerry Seib, Wall Street Journal Washington bureau chief.
We conclude with an appreciation of Edward Albee who died earlier this month.
Tonight on the program, live coverage of the first Presidential debate. Charlie is joined by Mark Halperin; John Heilemann; Maureen Dowd; Jeff Greenfield; Mike Allen; Katty Kay; and Frank Luntz.
Tonight on the program, Ian McEwan and guest host Jeff Glor of CBS News. His new book is called “Nutshell” and is told from the point of view of an 8-month old fetus.
We conclude with a look at "Documentary Now!" with guest host Matt Zoller Seitz of New York Magazine, and co-creators: Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, Seth Meyers and Rhys Thomas.
Tonight on the program, guest host Lesley Stahl interviews Deborah Tannen, professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University and author of “You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation.”
We continue with an update on the 2016 Presidential race with Anthony Salvanto, CBS News elections director.
Evan Osnos discusses his recent article on a potential Trump presidency with guest host Jake Tapper.
Tonight on the program, an hour with Bono, lead singer of the rock band U2.
Tonight on the program, an update on Saturday's bombing in New York City with guest host Jeff Glor of CBS News and Marc Santora of The New York Times.
We conclude with Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
Tonight on the program, updates on the presidential race with Bob Costa, national political reporter for the Washington Post, and later with Nick Confessore of The New York Times.
We continue with fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg.
We conclude with a look at the film "Snowden" with director Oliver Stone and the film’s stars, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley and Zachary Quinto,
Tonight on the program, a conversation with Maureen Dowd, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times.
We conclude with filmmakers Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky, here to introduce their new documentary, "Defying the Nazis."
Tonight on the program, a political update with guest host Andrew Ross Sorkin of the New York Times; Brian Stelter, host of CNN’s Reliable Sources; and Ben Shapiro, editor-in-chief of the Daily Wire.
We continue with Ray Kelly, discussing his book “Vigilance: My Life Serving America and Protecting Its Empire City."
We conclude with Steve Schwarzman, C.E.O. of Blackstone and founder of the international Schwarzman Scholarship, along with three inaugural scholars.
Tonight on the program, part two of Charlie's conversation with former president Bill Clinton.
Tonight on the program, an hour with former President Bill Clinton.
Tonight on the program, a discussion about North Korea's fifth underground nuclear test with Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations.
We continue looking at North Korea with Chris Hill, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq.
We conclude with Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger.
Introduction. Walter Olson and Trevor Burrus on the Supreme Court's 2015-2016 terms. Tom Palmer on "Freedom in an Historical Perspective". Susan Herman of the ACLU on protecting free speech at the RNC. Ambassador Michael Froman on why free traders should support the TPP. Rob McDonald on his new book Confounding Father: Thomas Jefferson's Image in His Own Time.
Tonight on the program, an update on the 2016 presidential election with Dan Balz, chief correspondent at the Washington Post.
Next, a discussion about President Obama's final trip to Asia before leaving office with Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group.
We continue with Steve Schwarzman, C.E.O. of Blackstone and founder of the international Schwarzman Scholarship, along with three inaugural scholars.
We conclude with Mike Allen of Politico.
Tonight on the program, John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News discusses his interview with President Vladimir Putin.
We conclude with Fareed Zakaria host of CNN’s Sunday foreign policy program, GPS. He recently sat down for an interview with President Obama ahead of the President’s final visit to Asia.
Tonight on the program, a political update with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, hosts of With All Due Respect.
Next, a preview of Apple's media event with Henry Blodget, editor in chief of Business Insider; Steven Levy, editor in chief of Backchannel; Nicholas Thompson, editor of NewYorker.com; and Geoffrey Fowler, personal technology columnist at the Wall Street Journal.
We conclude with a discussion about possible Russian attempts to break into electronic voting systems with Dana Priest of The Washington Post
Tonight on the program, a compilation of conversations with Gloria Steinem, Carol Burnett, and Peggy Noonan.
Tonight on the program, a compilation of recent interviews with musicians.
Tonight on the program, Lewis Hamilton, a British Formula One World Champion, for the hour.