An Introduction to the Life & Thought of Hannah Arendt: Presented by the BBC Radio’s In Our Time

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Unsettling historical parallels between the newly-developing world order and the terrors that scourged Europe in the 1930s and 40s now seem undeniable to most informed observers of contemporary geopolitics. Europeans have their own political crises to weather, but all eyes currently seem trained on the military behemoth that is my own country.

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Hear Jeremy Irons Read the Poetry of T.S. Eliot (Available for a Limited Time)

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We may have come nearly to the end of January already, but we can still call 2017 a new year — at least until we’ve listened to the poetry of T.S. Eliot to properly ring it in.

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Hear Kurt Vonnegut Visit the Afterlife & Interview Dead Historical Figures: Isaac Newton, Adolf Hitler, Eugene Debs & More (Audio, 1998)

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Kurt Vonnegut wrote novels, of course, but also short stories, essays, and — briefly, suitably late in his career — correspondence from the afterlife.

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Bill Murray & Gilda Radner Deliver the Laughs in Two 1970s Skits for National Lampoon

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Bill Murray is America’s kindliest, most eccentric, best known secular elf, spreading joy throughout the year, as he treats strangers to impromptu birthday serenades, poetry readings, and bachelor party toasts.

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Radio Garden Lets You Instantly Tune into Radio Stations Across the Entire Globe

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A pretty cool project.
Pick a place on the globe. Any place. Then tune in and hear what’s playing on the radio in that location.
The service is called Radio Garden, and here’s what it’s essentially all about:
By bringing distant voices close, radio connects people and places.

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George Orwell’s Life & Literature Presented in a 3-Hour Radio Documentary: Features Interviews with Those Who Knew Orwell Best

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Say you find yourself in a one-party state that promises to dismantle every civil institution you believe in and trample every ethical principle you hold dear. You may feel a little despondent.

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Hear a Great 4-Hour Radio Documentary on the Life & Music of Jimi Hendrix: Features Rare Recordings & Interviews

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The legacy of Jimi Hendrix’s estate has been in conflict in recent years. Since his father’s death in 2002, his siblings have squabbled over his money and battled unlicensed and bootleg venders.

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A Complete Reading of George Orwell’s 1984: Aired on Pacifica Radio, 1975

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“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.

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Hear J.G. Ballard Stories Adapted as Surreal Soundscapes That Put You Inside the Heads of His Characters

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“This enormous novel we’re living inside thrives on sensation,” J.G. Ballard once said. “It needs sensation to sustain itself.

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Hear Raymond Chandler & Ian Fleming–Two Masters of Suspense–Talk with One Another in Rare 1958 Audio

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In the mid-20th century, the red-blooded reading man in America and Britain each had a character on whom he could rely to have vivid, in their separate ways exotic, and on a certain level somehow relatable adventures on the page: Philip Marlowe in the former, and James Bond in the latter.

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