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    • The Genius Dialogues

    • By: Audible Originals, Bob Garfield
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      5 out of 5 stars 20

    The MacArthur Foundation awards the “Genius Grant” every year to the most compelling scientists, educators and artists in the country. But who are these “geniuses,” really? Host Bob Garfield sits down with fellows, including writer and producer David Simon, radio producer Jad Abumrad, and inventor Amy Smith, to learn what events shaped their life, how they became leaders in their fields, and what they imagine our shared future looks like.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Can’t listen to this around the kids because of the language

    • By ABBY on 01-13-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Jim Wallis: In Conversation

    • By: Jim Wallis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    President and founder of Sojourners, Jim Wallis explores faith, justice, and the moral choices behind today’s headlines in this new Audible Original series. In each episode, Jim sits down with an inspiring guest; from Michelle Alexander to Margaret Atwood to Rev William Barber, they discuss their deepest moral convictions and how they are putting them to work in the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Important voices

    • By P. Barnes on 01-18-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Pen & Place

    • By: Audible Originals, Amy Standen, Michael Epstein
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    From Oahu to Detroit, “Little Saigon” to Brooklyn, authors from all walks of life take us to the real worlds that inspired their works. Hosted by reporters Amy Standen and Michael Epstein.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Episode 9: Bryan Stevenson

    • By: Jim Wallis
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, joins Jim to discuss how our failure to talk about the trauma of America’s racist history gives rise to ugly events like the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. Together, they consider the importance of repentance and why racism isn’t a political issue, but a spiritual one. Find out more about Jim Wallis and Sojourners.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Authorized: Love and Romance

    • By: Audible Originals, Faith Salie
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Author and humorist Faith Salie jumps heart-first into Romance literature to find out what makes a great love story - on and off the page. Hear your favorite authors, including Nicholas Sparks, Sophie Kinsella, and Toni Morrison, reflect on the positive power of Romance and how their own experiences with love, sex, and longing affect their work.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • To the Best of Our Knowledge, 1-Month Subscription

    • By: Anne Strainchamps
    • Narrated by: Anne Strainchamps
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 137
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      4 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Satisfy your hunger for new ideas with this interview show that explores the cutting edge of contemporary thinking in politics, religion, economics, science, the arts, and popular culture. Host Anne Strainchamps talks to some of the greatest thinkers, figures, and artists of our time. It's a radio salon where a playwright and a scientist, a theologian and a rock critic might all offer their views on, say, revenge. Inviting a diverse group of people with very different backgrounds to approach a subject creates a kind of depth and richness that's positively riveting.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Kicking known science over a cliff

    • By Cora Judd on 05-08-13

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Gamebreaker with Keith Olbermann

    • By: Keith Olbermann
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
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    The latest Audible Original series "GameBreaker with Keith Olbermann" brings listeners inside the experience of athletes who can teach us lessons far beyond sports. From the runner who rewired her brain’s reaction to pain, to the Olympic swimmer whose refusal of rules revolutionized the sport, to the cyclist with a soap tattoo and a burning sense o what's right, the series looks at the personal sacrifice and societal pressures that impact athletes and challenge the way we think about sports.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Binge Listen

    • By Anonymous User on 05-25-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Studio 360: The Autobiography of Malcolm X

    • By: Kurt Andersen
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    When Malcolm X was assassinated at 39, his book nearly died with him. Today The Autobiography of Malcolm X — a favorite of President Obama and Justice Clarence Thomas alike — stands as a milestone in America’s struggle with race. The Autobiography is also a Horatio Alger tale, following a man’s journey from poverty to crime to militancy to wisdom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • this was terrific everyone should listen to this

    • By Gennie on 10-04-16

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Episode 3: Margaret Atwood

    • By: Jim Wallis
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Jim welcomes best-selling author Margaret Atwood for a conversation on the effect that debt - monetary, spiritual, and ecological - are having on people and the planet. Together, they explore why Margaret’s groundbreaking novel, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” is even more prescient today, and why loving your neighbor means loving your neighbor’s oxygen, too. Find out more about Jim Wallis and Sojourners.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great interview with Margaret Atwood

    • By EmilyK on 02-11-18

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 12: David Simon, Creator of HBO's 'The Wire' (The Genius Dialogues)

    • By: Audible Originals, Bob Garfield
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    A beat newspaper reporter at heart, Simon has managed to spin societal crises into critically revered TV series, time and time again.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Authorized: Firsts

    • By: Audible Originals, Ashley Ford
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Writer Ashley Ford wants to know about authors’ firsts. First love. First draft. First rejection. Join Ashley as she gets authors like Zadie Smith, Jessica Valenti, Janet Mock and others to open up for an intimate conversation about writing, books, art, life, and love.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Ep. 2: Dr. Burnout (Sincerely, X)

    • By: Audible Originals, June Cohen, Anonymous
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    This doctor says she committed a fatal mistake with a patient, leading her to a disturbing diagnosis: the medical field pushes for professional burnout. She unveils a powerful perspective on how doctors must deepen their self-awareness.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 2: Nicholas Sparks (Authorized: Love and Romance)

    • By: Audible Originals, Faith Salie
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    [Contains explicit content] Best-selling author Nicholas Sparks joins Faith on Valentine's Day to discuss his new novel, Two By Two, and the difference between a romance and a love story. Plus, lexicographer Jonathon Green puts Faith to the test in a game about sexy historical slang.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Episode 1: Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

    • By: Jim Wallis
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Jim talks to Rev. William Barber, the former North Carolina NAACP president whose impassioned speech at the 2016 DNC called for a movement of resistance against creeping extremism. They share insights on Trump’s election, systemic racism in policy, and why standing down is not an option. Find out more about Jim Wallis and Sojourners.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful series; great installment

    • By EmilyK on 02-11-18

    Regular price: $2.99

    • This I Believe

    • By: Jay Allison, Dan Gediman
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 211
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 101

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • interesting and enjoyable

    • By carmela on 05-30-08

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Tennis Aces: John McEnroe Interview

    • By: Ron Barr
    • Narrated by: Ron Barr, John McEnroe
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Ron Barr interviews seven-time Grand Slam champion John McEnroe about his decision to attend Stanford University and the pressure he felt as a young, promising tennis prodigy. This interview took place on May 6th, 2012.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great interview!

    • By Liv on 06-10-19

    Regular price: $2.95

    • To the Best of Our Knowledge

    • Telling Addiction
    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    Mary Karr is a best-selling writer, a mother and an alcoholic. In this hour, Karr talks about her journey from addiction to awe. Also, we hear from a doctor who claims he beat the bottle by taking a commonly prescribed drug that could help millions of people - if only pharmaceutical companies could make money off it. And, the addictive lure of life on line - in the documentary Life 2.0.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Characters of Tennis: Jim Courier Interview

    • By: Ron Barr, Jim Courier
    • Narrated by: Ron Barr
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Ron Barr interviews former number 1 tennis player in the world Jim Courier about his pride in his career accomplishments, and how the great players deal with frustration. This interview took place on April 28th, 2008.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Tennis Aces: Pete Sampras Interview

    • By: Ron Barr
    • Narrated by: Ron Barr, Pete Sampras
    • Length: 13 mins
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    Ron Barr interviews 14-time Grand Slam champion Pete Sampras about his life after tennis, and the relationship between tennis player and tennis coach. This interview took place on July 16th, 2004.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Ep. 1: Rescued by Ritual (Sincerely, X)

    • By: Audible Originals, June Cohen, Anonymous
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
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      4 out of 5 stars 32
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      4 out of 5 stars 32

    This self-described “Midwestern mom” found a way to heal the trauma of a violent marriage entirely on her own. She created a ritual, which her doctor now recognizes and recommends as a tool for recovery from abuse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • raw honesty

    • By mjo on 02-12-19

    Regular price: $2.99

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