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!"
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.
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."
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.
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"
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.
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. The Winter's Tale: one man's consuming jealousy threatens to destroy both himself and those around him, but his actions arouse a passionate sense of honour, love, justice and self-sacrifice in members of his Court and family. First broadcast in 1982, starring Ronald Pickup as Leontes, with Hannah Gordon as Hermione and John Gielgud as Time.
The biggest problem with health care isn’t with insurance or politics – it’s that we’re measuring the wrong things the wrong way.
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"
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"
Brian Cox stars as the Edinburgh detective in eight episodes of the BBC Radio 4 series. Inspired by the real-life memoirs of a Victorian inspector in Scotland, James McLevy prowls the dark streets of 1860s Edinburgh bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of Constable Mulholland.'To Keep Him Honest': with big bets on a champion boxing match, the local crooks keep McLevy busy. 'Picture of Innocence': a high court judge is dead, and suspicion falls on his wife.
"consistently good storytelling"
A BBC Radio full-cast dramatisation based on the first three books in Ursula Le Guin's best-selling Earthsea cycle. Set on a vast archipelago of islands where magic is a central part of life, Earthsea tells the intertwined stories of Ged and Tenar. Ged is a boy from the island of Gont, born with innate magical talent and a reckless nature, who tampers with long-held secrets and releases a terrible shadow into the world. He must risk everything in order to restore the balance....
Eight episodes of the popular BBC Radio 4 Victorian detective drama, starring Brian Cox and Siobhan Redmond. Inspired by the real-life memoirs of one of Scotland's first policemen, this gripping series sees James McLevy prowling the dark streets of 1860s Edinburgh bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of Constable Mulholland and Lieutenant Roach.
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"
A four-part process for defining problems in a way that invites innovative solutions.
"Learn to ask the right question . . ."
Investor and businessman Warren Buffett stunned the world when he announced he was giving most of his fortune to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Charlie Rose is the only broadcast journalist with access to Buffett and Gates on their friendship which resulted in this historic announcement. In this three part series, we'll hear about Warren Buffet: the Man, the Business, and the Gift.
"Three part interview with Warren Buffett and other"
With her career, live-in boyfriend and loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the rebellious young woman who got mixed up with drug runners and delivered a suitcase of drug money to Europe over a decade ago. But when she least expects it, her reckless past catches up with her; convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at an infamous women's prison in Connecticut, Piper becomes inmate #11187-424.
"Straight-up: Real crime and prison time"
Paul Hilton stars as Pilgrim in the final three series of the award-winning BBC Radio 4 supernatural drama by Sebastian Baczkiewicz. In 1185 William Palmer was making pilgrimage to Canterbury. Unbeknown to him, his fellow pilgrim was the King of the Greyfolk. When William claimed that the church would eradicate belief in the Faerie world, he was cursed by the Faerie King and condemned to walk forever between the worlds of magic and of men.
A game of ‘murders’ at Sir Hubert Handesley’s country house party becomes far too realistic for anyone’s liking. First a guest arrives with a dangerously lethal dagger and then, when the gong sounds to announce the start of the game, the victim plays dead in a very convincing manner. Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn believes the unusual dagger is a vital clue to the real-life murder, and soon he’s on the trail of a Russian secret society.
"Quality radio productions. Thoroughly enjoyed them"
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"Where's the beef"
Tonight on the program, analysis of the Republican National Convention and Donald Trump's acceptance speech. Charlie is joined by Jonathan Karl, chief White House correspondent for ABC News.
Next, Gabriel Sherman of New York magazine on Roger Ailes' resignation as chairman and C.E.O. of Fox News.
Tonight on the program, continued coverage of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. First, Charlie is joined by Megan Murphy, Washington bureau chief for Bloomberg; Ron Fournier, political columnist at the National Journal and the Atlantic; and Jerry Seib, Washington bureau chief at the Wall Street Journal.
We conclude with Republican strategist Roger Stone.
Tonight on the program, coverage of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. First, Charlie is joined by Bob Costa, national political reporter for The Washington Post, and columnist Kimberley Strassel of The Wall Street Journal.
Next, GOP strategist Mike Murphy and ABC News analyst Matthew Dowd.
Then, Dan Balz of The Washington Post and Mike Allen of Politico.
We conclude with the second piece of Charlie's interview with Hillary Clinton.
Tonight on the program, an hour with Hillary Clinton.
Tonight on the program, an update on the truck attack in Nice with Alexander Marquardt of ABC World News and Mark Urban of BBC Newsnight.
Next, Jon Meacham discusses his Time Magazine cover story about Donald Trump.
We conclude with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., author of “Framed: Why Michael Skakel Spent Over a Decade in Prison For a Murder He Didn’t Commit.”
Tonight on the program, an update on the U.S. election and the candidates' impending choices for running mate. Nick Confessore of The New York Times and Mike Barnicle, contributor to MSNBC, weigh in.
Next, we revisit Charlie's conversation about race with Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama.
We continue with a discussion about last year's historic nuclear deal with Iran. Charlie is joined by David Sanger of The New York Times; Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Ray Takeyh of the Council on Foreign Relations.
We conclude with a look at the film “The Infiltrator” with director Brad Furman, actor Bryan Cranston, and Robert Mazur, whom the film is based on.
Tonight on the program, an update on the U.S. election with Bob Costa of the Washington Post and Dan Senor, former advisor to Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.
We continue with Kevin Rudd, president of the Asia Society Policy Institute and former prime minister of Australia.
We conclude with a look at the film Captain Fantastic with writer and director Matt Ross and actor Viggo Mortensen.
Tonight on the program, a discussion about President Obama’s speech in Dallas with Alan Blinder of The New York Times and Peter Baker, former chief White House correspondent of The New York Times.
Next, a discussion of policing with Bill Bratton, New York City Police Commissioner.
We conclude with author Calvin Trillin.
Introduction. Trevor Thrall and Benjamin Friedman discuss the case for restraint in U.S. foreign policy. Steve Forbes on why we need more patient-centered health care. Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) on the growth of executive power. Thaya Brook Knight on the implications of the JOBS Act of 2012 on small businesses. Michael Mandelbaum on his book Mission Failure: America and the World in the Post–Cold War Era.
Tonight on the program, a discussion about the aftermath of the shootings last Thursday night in Dallas with Manny Fernandez, Houston Bureau Chief of the New York Times.
We continue with Charles Blow, New York Times op-ed columnist and a contributor to CNN.
Next, an update on British politics with John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief of Bloomberg.
We conclude with a look at the Juno spacecraft with Darrick Pitts of the Franklin Institute, Lauren Grush of The Verge, and Miriam Kramer of Mashable.
Tonight on the program, Dan Balz of The Washington Post discusses the latest round of Congressional hearings on Hillary Clinton's emails.Next, Jelani Cobb of The New Yorker discusses the implications of the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and five police officers in Dallas.Then, continued updates on Dallas with Hari Sreenivasan, anchor of PBS NewsHour.We conclude with an appreciation of Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor and celebrated human rights activist who died on Saturday.
A thrilling BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation based on CJ Sansom's best-selling Tudor crime novel. Winter, 1537. Henry VIII has declared himself Supreme Head of the Church and instructed his Chief Minister, Thomas Cromwell, to dissolve England's religious houses and seize their wealth. But Cromwell's plot to bring down the abbeys has hit a snag - one of the King's Commissioners has been found brutally murdered in Scarnsea monastery, on the south coast of Kent.
Tonight on the program, Al Hunt interviews Senator Bernie Sanders.
Next, a discussion about the 2016 Summer Olympics with guest host Jeff Glor; Richard Deitsch, senior editor at Sports Illustrated; and Jules Boykoff, author of “Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics.”
We conclude with Rich Cohen, whose new book is called "The Sun & The Moon & The Rolling Stones."
Tonight on the program, guest host Major Garrett discusses the FBI's recommendation on Hillary Clinton with Ari Melber, chief legal correspondent for MSNBC, and Eric Lichtblau of The New York Times.
Next, an update on the U.S. presidential election with Bob Costa of The Washington Post, Anne Gearan of The Washington Post, and Colleen McCain Nelson of The Wall Street Journal.
We conclude with a discussion on artificial intelligence with Lucy Suchman of Lancaster University, Nathaniel Popper of the New York Times, and Zeynep Tufekci of the University of North Carolina.
Tonight on the program, guest host Hari Sreenivasan discusses the FBI's recommendation on Hillary Clinton with Glenn Thrush of Politico.
Next, a conversation on the sharing economy with professor Arun Sundararajan, C.E.O. Brad Hargreaves of Common, and author Rana Foroohar.
We conclude with a discussion of Facebook's impact on journalism with John Herrman, a media reporter for The New York Times, Jay Rosen of New York University, and Melissa Bell from Vox Media.
Tonight on the program, Siddhartha Mukherjee discusses his latest book, The Gene: An Intimate History.
We conclude with a look at the film Zero Days. Charlie is joined by filmmaker Alex Gibney and David Sanger, national security correspondent for The New York Times.