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.
"Perfect Intro for Newbies; Great Fun for Fans"
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.
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.
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"
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"
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"
Anita Elberse, the Lincoln Filene Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, and Sir Alex Ferguson, recently retired manager of the British football club Manchester United, write about leadership lessons from one of the greatest coaches in sports.
"Sir Alex: Impressive as usual"
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.
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.
Four episodes of the BBC Radio 4 comedy about barristers who never let justice get in the way of making pots of money. Welcome to life in Forecourt Buildings, one of the least prestigious addresses in the world of law. Head of chambers is John Fuller-Carp, whose desperate attempt to win cases often involve some unscrupulous antics, such as asking judges questions like "Are you senile?" and hitting child witnesses. Starring John Bird, James Fleet and Sarah Lancashire.
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.
A new system allows the traditional hierarchy to operate in concert with a companywide “strategy network” that holds the key to nimble change.
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"
Stephen Fry explores the highways and byways of the English language in these four programmes, as heard on BBC Radio 4. 'The Trial of Qwerty' The ‘Qwerty’ keyboard faces charges of conspiracy to obstruct the English language. But who was Mr Qwerty? 'He Said, She Said' Do men and women really say what they mean? Also Stephen investigates sex, domination, gender, power, and sex changes (as only he can).
"English for native speakers- or anyone else"
Niraj Dawar, a professor of marketing at the Ivey Business School in Ontario, reports on how customers and the market now stand at the core of business – and how this requires a rethink of the traditional principles of strategy.
"succinct and to the point"
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"
A four-part process for defining problems in a way that invites innovative solutions.
"Learn to ask the right question . . ."
Gareth Jones, author of Why Should Anyone Work Here?, explains the things managers know, but struggle to do.
A full-cast BBC Radio Scotland comedy dramatisation written by Alexander McCall Smith. An Edinburgh couple on holiday in the Highlands discover that centuries-old tensions are still very near the surface. Starring John Buick, Kenny Blyth, Monica Gibb, and Paul Young.
"Laugh your way into understanding human history"
Tonight on the program, an update on EgyptAir flight 804, which crashed on its way from Paris to Cairo early Thursday morning. Charlie is joined by Deborah Hersman, president and C.E.O. of the National Safety Council, and Michael Hanna of the Century Foundation.
Next, a political update from John Dickerson, political director of CBS News and host of “Face the Nation.”
We conclude with Bryan Cranston on his role as Lyndon B. Johnson in a new HBO adaptation of Robert Schenkkan’s play “All the Way.”
Tonight on the program, actor Anthony Mackie discusses his role as Martin Luther King, Jr. opposite Bryan Cranston in the new HBO film “All The Way.”
Next, Al Hunt interviews Angus King, junior United States senator from the state of Maine.
We conclude with Julie Chen, host and moderator of “The Talk” on CBS.
Tonight on the program, Josh Sapan, president and C.E.O. of AMC Networks, discusses the documentary series “Take 5.”
Next, John Watson, chairman and C.E.O. of Chevron.
We conclude with Lucy Kalanithi, widow of Paul Kalanithi, a rising neurosurgeon at Stanford who died of lung cancer. During his final twenty-two months he wrote “When Breath Becomes Air.”
Tonight on the program, an hour with Tom Brokaw, who was the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News for more than twenty years.
Tonight on the program, a conversation with Susana Malcorra, Argentina's minister of foreign affairs.
We conclude with a look at virtual reality technology with editor Jake Silverstein, reporter Nellie Bowles, Oculus studio head Jason Rubin, Wevr C.E.O. Neville Spiteri, and Vrse C.E.O. Chris Milk.
Tonight on the program, the week in politics with Dan Balz, chief correspondent for the Washington Post.
Tonight on the program, we begin with a look at the Showtime series The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth, taped at the 92nd Street Y....
Introduction. Jeffrey Miron and Megan McArdle discuss America's fiscal imbalance. Tom Wainwright on how drug cartels work and why drug war policies fail. Catherine J. Ross on her book "Lessons in Censorship". David Boaz, Matt Welch, Ramesh Ponnuru, and Conor Friedersdorf debate whether the "Libertarian Moment" was wishful thinking.
Host philosophers Ken Taylor and John Perry invite you to join them in conversation on a wide variety of issues, ranging from popular culture to our most deeply held beliefs about science, morality, and the human condition. Philosophy Talk challenges listeners to identify and question their assumptions and to think about things in new ways.
Tonight on the program, a conversation with Susana Malcorra, Argentina's minister of foreign affairs....
Tonight on the program, a discussion with President Obama's speechwriters. Charlie is joined by Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett and David Litt....
Tonight on the program, Brett McGurk, special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL....
Tonight on the program, rapper and actor Daveed Diggs, who was nominated for a Tony for his role in Hamilton....
Tonight on the program, analysis of last night’s Indiana primary with Mark Halperin, managing editor of Bloomberg News and co-host of All Due Respect....
Tonight on the program, a discussion about Leicester City winning the English Premier League. Charlie is joined by John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News and a life-long Leicester fan....
Tonight on the program, Lin Manuel-Miranda and Tommy Kail at the Richard Rogers Theatre. We talk about the hit Broadway musical Hamilton....
Tonight on the program, a discussion about Vice President Joe Biden's trip to Iraq....
Tonight on the program, Al Hunt of Bloomberg View interviews Loretta Lynch, attorney general of the United States....
Tonight on the program, a discussion of the day's political news with Bob Woodward of The Washington Post and Michael Barbaro of The New York Times.
Tonight on the program, a conversation with President Barack Obama on foreign policy....