A Secret that Can Change Your Life, Part 1, The Good Life  

Who doesn't love being pampered with gifts and services by others? We all love it when things are given to us or when we can afford to treat ourselves. It's part of the American Dream, and the Bible even tells us the created order was given to us to delight in. But is there something even better than receiving, even better than accumulating more?

Scripture presents an alternative to receiving that not only increases our contentment level, but is far more life-giving. And it's one of the best kept secrets that can actually change your life. In this message, Pete Briscoe takes you to Acts 20:28-35 and Philippians 2:1-7 to share what that secret is and how you can step into this incredible aspect of the Christian life.

Ayanna Dookie "Quality Shit up in this Shit" Episode 53  

Welcome to Tinder Tales! This is my podcast about the best and worst of Online Dating. Listen to my guest Comedian Ayanna Dookie as we talk about catfishing, how to find out if a soccer player is famous, and why it's more intimate for her to talk about her career than her personal life HOLY SHIT! We are on iTunes! Please Rate and Subscribe! Follow Ayanna on Twitter @ADookie Also Check out her Podcast My American Nightmare Follow me at @Piccolomeany and I also run a show called Ambush Comedy every Tuesday at Two Boots Williamsburg 8-8:30pm Everyone gets a free beer, 8:30 pm we start an awesome comedy show. Recently featured in Time Out NYC Also I will be performing at the first Sexting Art Festival on Wednesday April 5th Starting at 5pm. Use promo code INSIDE to get %20 off! Also I am doing a Live Tinder Tales Show April 29th at 9:30! QED in Astoria! Dating Sites used by Ayanna OkCupid Tinder

Scorpion S:3 | Broken Wind E:20 | AfterBuzz TV AfterShow  

AFTERBUZZ TV – Scorpion, is an “after show” for fans of CBS’s Scorpion. In this show, hosts Susannah Kim and Monse Bolanos discuss episode 20. ABOUT SCORPION: Scorpion is an American action drama television series loosely based on the life of computer expert Walter O’Brien. Walter O’Brien and his team of outcasts are recruited by federal agent Cabe […]

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#38 Confidence  

Bruce Lee embodied so much confidence both onscreen and off that you might have assumed that he was born that way. But in fact, self-confidence was a trait he practiced and cultivated with clear intention and a daily ritual. “I know, through the principle of auto-suggestion that any desire I persistently hold in my mind will eventually seek expression through some practical means of attaining the object. Therefore, I will devote ten minutes daily to demanding of myself the development of self-confidence. I have clearly written down a description of my definite chief aim in life, and I will never stop trying until I shall have developed sufficient self-confidence for its attainment.” In these 10 min, Bruce would reference his daily affirmations and visualize succeeding, and then he would take action. Another part of his confidence practice was not being dependent on the approval of others or letting their criticism hold him back. “The spiritual power of man’s will removes all obstacles.” “Action is a high road to self-confidence and esteem. Where it is open all energies toward it and its rewards are tangible.” “Remember my friend, it’s not what happens that counts but how you react to it. Your mental attitude depends on whether you make it a stepping stone or a stumbling block.” “Suffering itself does less to afflict the senses than the anticipation of suffering.” “Never waste energy on worries or negative thoughts all problems are brought into existence, drop them.” If you have faith in yourself, then all of these worries and anxieties will dissipate. “Persistence, persistence, persistence. Just don’t give up. The power can be created and maintained through daily practice, through continuous effort.” “Because one’s self-consciousness is too conspicuously present over the entire range of ones attention, one should get rid of the intruding self and apply himself to the work to be done, as if nothing in particular were taking place at the moment.” “What does self-willed mean? Hell, isn’t it knowing that one is the captain of ones soul, the master of one’s life? Accept responsibility for yourself.” “Success means, doing something sincerely and wholeheartedly." Take Action: Make a 10 min. daily practice of putting your thoughts towards your goals, saying your affirmations aloud, honestly praising yourself, and willing yourself to take action. Turn this into a journal entry and pick one action item that will help you towards your goal. #AAHA This week’s #AAHA comes as a recommendation from listener Jeronimo, thank you Jeronimo for telling us about Mark! Mark Bustos is a Fillipino American who is a hairstylist for an elite salon in NYC with a celebrity client list and provides free haircuts to the homeless. His idea is simply to give back. Mark says, “Whether I’m giving one at work or on the street, I think we can all relate to the haircut and how it makes us feel. We all know what it feels like to get a good haircut.” We want to say thank you for gifting your talents, you’re awesome Mark! #BruceLeeMoment This week’s #BruceLeeMoment comes from Thomas: “The big, intimidating problem, high on speed and blocking the door, walking toward me demanding money, also indicating he has a gun. As terrified as I am I realize that this is what I have been training for all my life. a moment of crisis; a possible injury or death. I remember my lessons which I take as don't define this moment, be free of my ideas of this being bad or good, of facing death or the threat of dying with dignity. Be a lesson in how you care for this moment. Because he is too high, he is in danger of harming all of us, me, my girlfriend and her father who may return any moment, and himself. His actions show me he is not able to take care of us, so it is my responsibility to care for us all.” Share your #AAHAs, #BruceLeeMoments, and #TakeAction progress with us at Find the full version of our show notes at

Chasing the American Dream, Part 2, The Good Life  

Go to college, get a good job, buy a car—maybe two—and a house, get married, and achieve great success. Sound familiar? It's called the American Dream, and many of us have grown up believing that achieving it is the ultimate goal in life.

In reality, the American Dream is nothing but a list of cravings with an empty promise that says, “If you get everything, you'll be happy.” It's a futile attempt to find life in lifestyle.

So what's the alternative? In this message, Pete Briscoe takes us to John 3:1-16 and shares how to stop chasing things that will never satisfy and trade in the American Dream for the real “good Life.”

Paula Rego, Danny Huston, Ghetto Film School  

The 82-year-old Portuguese artist Dame Paula Rego is the subject of a new BBC Two documentary Secrets and Stories. The intimate portrait of the artist was made by her son, the film-maker Nick Willing, who discusses the very personal nature of the project. Danny Huston makes his stage debut in a new play about the extraordinary life of Hollywood producer Robert Evans currently at the Royal Court, in London. Hailing from the famous film dynasty; he talks about coming to acting late at the age of 38, his memories of his father John Huston and working behind the scenes in the industry. The Ghetto Film School was founded in 2000 by American social worker Joe Hall. He wanted to provide an opportunity for the young people he worked with to learn how to become filmmakers. Almost two decades on, the school is a flourishing project with branches in New York and Los Angeles, and a new partnership with a youth film project in the UK. Joe Hall and his UK film partner Hannah Barry discuss their desire to develop new generations of filmmakers. Presenter: John Wilson Producer: Rebecca Armstrong.

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Free Thinking - How Short is a Short Story?  

George Saunders, Kirsty Logan, Jenn Asworth and Paul McVeigh discuss writing fiction short and long with presenter Matthew Sweet. Acclaimed American short story writer George Saunders talks about travelling in time to explore Abraham Lincoln’s life during the American Civil War when the President’s beloved young son died. These historical events have inspired Saunder’s first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, whilst his short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, McSweeeney’s and GQ. He compares notes on the art of the short story with Paul McVeigh, Jenn Ashworth and Kirsty Logan, who’ve been commissioned by New Writing North and the WordFactory to write Flash Fiction on this year's Free Thinking Festival theme of The Speed of Life. Kirsty Logan is the author of books including The Gracekeepers and The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales and a range of short stories. Jenn Ashworth’s books include Fell, The Friday Gospels, A Kind of Intimacy and Cold Light and a selection of short stories. Paul McVeigh has won prizes including the Polari prize for his debut novel The Good Son. Born in Belfast he is co-founder of the London Short Story Festival, writes a blog and has represented the UK at events in Mexico and Turkey. Recorded in front of an audience as part of Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival at Sage Gateshead. The stories commissioned for the Festival are available to listen to as an Arts and Ideas podcast available for 30 days. Producer: Zahid Warley

458: George Saunders & Kathryn Hughes  

458: George Saunders & Kathryn Hughes George Saunders is the author of nine books, including Tenth of December, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and won the inaugural Folio Prize (for the best work of fiction in English) and the Story Prize (best short-story collection). He has received MacArthur and Guggen­heim fellowships and the PEN/Malamud Prize for excellence in the short story, and was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2013, he was named one of the world's 100 most influential people by Time magazine. He teaches in the creative writing program at Syracuse University. His debut novel is Lincoln in the Bardo. Kathryn Hughes is the author of award-winning biographies of Mrs Beeton and George Eliot, both of which were filmed for the BBC. For the past fifteen years she has been a literary critic and columnist for the Guardian. Educated at Oxford University, and with a PhD in Victorian Studies, she is currently Professor of Life Writing at the University of East Anglia and Fellow of both the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Historical Society. Her latest book is Victorians Undone: Tales of Flesh in the Age of Decorum.

Chasing the American Dream, Part 1, The Good Life  

Go to college, get a good job, buy a car—maybe two—and a house, get married, and achieve great success. Sound familiar? It's called the American Dream, and many of us have grown up believing that achieving it is the ultimate goal in life.

In reality, the American Dream is nothing but a list of cravings with an empty promise that says, “If you get everything, you'll be happy.” It's a futile attempt to find life in lifestyle.

So what's the alternative? In this message, Pete Briscoe takes us to John 3:1-16 and shares how to stop chasing things that will never satisfy and trade in the American Dream for the real “good Life.”

Tig Notaro's Taylor Dayne Story  

Jesse David Fox and Tig Notaro sit down at her house to talk about her Taylor Dayne story, her noteworthy performances of it, including on Conan andThis American Life, and her many run-ins with Taylor Dayne. 


In this story by Jack London, set on a wharf in Honolulu circa 1900, a farewell celebration is taking place for an American Senator and his entourage, which includes his daughter, Dorothy. It is an emotional parting for her, as she has just experienced a brief affair of the heart with a young mixed race Hawaiian man, and the realities of race and social class at that time were preventing her from pursuing the relationship any further. This classic short story stands as a reminder of London's ability to accurately capture glimpses of all types of human situations, from survival in the wild to a young girl's encounter with life's harsh realities. The song Aloha Oe is a cultural treasure of Hawaii originally penned by Queen Lili 'uokalani circa 1897, and is the central theme of the story. The song, with heart-rendering simplicity and emotion, illustrates the sadness of parting as well as any piece ever written, and is best accompanied with a ukelele. Sponsor: Audible Offering a FREE book with a 30 day trial at check out all the books on Hawaii-and find your favorites. You will also find Jack London stories at Audible, and in our archives at 1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales. Credits : Version 1: Royal Hawaiian Band posted by For Hawaii Tourism see To become a patron here at 1001:Pledge $1-$5/month really helps. We would really appreciate it at Thank You! This episode dedicated to my daughter, who taught me how to see through her eyes. Like this episode? Reviews at iTunes Podcast are appreciated...

End of the Liberal World Trade Order?  

As the US vetoes a reference to free trade in a G20 communique, we speak to Megan Greene, managing director and chief economist for Manulife Asset Management, about what this means for the world trading order as we know it. Also, the BBC's Rahul Tandon reports from Kolkata where India's iconic Ambassador car is set for a new lease on life after its production was taken over by France's Peugeot. And our regular commentator Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times considers how bereavement made her re-examine her career in journalism. (Picture: Donald Trump speaks to auto workers in Michigan with banner behind him reading “Buy American – Hire American”; Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Pick of the Week #576 – The Wild Storm #2  

On this week’s free-wheeling episode of your weekly comic book talk we also find time to cover Conor Kilpatrick’s spreadsheets, Ron Richards’ musical tastes, and Josh Flanagan’s life choices. Also, we apologize for some weird audio hits throughout the show. Running Time: 01:04:30 Comics: 00:01:48 – The Wild Storm #2 00:15:48 – All-Star Batman #8 00:19:37 – Kill or Be Killed #7 00:21:51 – The Amazing Spider-Man #25 00:27:36 – G.I. Joe #3 00:34:56 – Box Office Poison: Color Comics #3 00:36:36 – Spider-Man #14 00:37:44 – Archie #18 00:39:17 – Superman #19 00:41:11 – Batwoman #1 Patron Pick: 00:42:41 – American Gods #1 Patron Thanks: 00:47:47 – Brandon Adcock 00:48:26 – Ron King 00:49:41 – Edward Bauman 00:50:19 – Jamieson Alcorn Audience Question: 00:51:25 – Lukas B. from Austria has a question about greater cultural trends in comics. 00:56:15 – Tom O. from Michigan calls in with dismay about Ron’s musical tastes. Brought To You By: • Amazon – Get all your comics, DVDs, video games, electronics and more and help iFanboy out in the process! • iFanboy Patrons – Become one today for as little as $3/month! Or make a one time donation of any amount! Music: “Gimme Shelter” Rolling Stones

Outlook Weekend: Hospital Drama  

Hospitals are places where we go when something out of the ordinary, potentially life-changing is happening. For the staff, the high drama of a hospital is the backdrop of their working lives. But they do not expect this drama to start happening to them. Tricia Seaman was working as an oncology nurse at a hospital in the town of Harrisburg in the American state of Pennsylvania. One day a patient who she barely knew asked her to perform an extreme act of generosity. One October in 1999 in Baghdad, Iraq, junior surgeon Munjed Al Muderis was preparing for a day of scheduled surgeries when three buses pulled up outside the hospital. The passengers were captured army deserters. Officials working for President Saddam Hussein ordered Munjed and his colleagues to mutilate them. He faced a terrible dilemma: carry out the orders, or be shot on the spot. However, Munjed found a third option. Image: Surgeons in theatre at a hospital. Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images.

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The Academy Award Theater - Guest In The House (Starring Kirk Douglas) 09-25-46  

Guest In The House (Starring Kirk Douglas) Aired September 25, 1946
Stars and movies with Oscars were the idea - in most cases, the movie stars recreated their academy award roles for the show, or in other cases, fine actors played the parts and gave it a different character. Both ways make for great radio drama and first class Hollywood motion picture star entertainment. The Lux Radio Theater had been doing this kind of radio show in the grandest manner for many years, but sponsor Squibb had the hubris and deep pockets to take on the competition by doing Academy Award Theater right after the Second World War. The year 1946 was pre-television, and so movies were still the major American visual art form, with radio the other popular network entertainment. In this final pre-TV time, Academy Award Theater was thought of as a premier radio production, a wow show, much like CinemaScope was to be in the 1950's when Hollywood felt the box office blow of early TV. THIS EPISODE: September 25, 1946. CBS network. "Guest In The House". Sponsored by: Squibb Drugs. A neurotic disrupts the happy home life of her doctor's family. Joan Lorring, Anita Louise, Kirk Douglas. 29:48. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

How well do you know J.R.R Tolkien?  

J.R.R Tolkien was a creative genius. Certainly his fans would agree with that. Now, for the first time, a collection of fan letters written to him will go on display in a new exhibition about his life. Richard Ovenden from the University of Oxford's Bodleian Libraries, told John Humphrys that the exhibition's extraordinary collection of fan letters ranges from "the daughter of American president Lyndon B Johnson, to singer Joni Mitchell, and a young Terry Pratchett".

The remarkable life of Paula Fox  

We look back on the life of award-winning American writer Paula Fox.

Ep 84 - Janine Galizia : Getting A Reaction  
I had a great conversation with Australian water-colorist Janine Gallizia from her home and studio in France. Janine’s paintings are skillful, atmospheric and ethereal. She exhibits her work and teaches internationally. She has won numerous awards, has written three books on watercolor painting and one children’s book. She is also the Art Director of the magazine The Art of Watercolor.

We talk about bikers, medicine, traveling, frogs with baguettes and of course art, lots of art and painting . . .

Here are the main points of what we talk about:

Living in France, Early influences and associates, Australian connection, Inception of a painting, Painting from life, Paper, Brushes, Palette, Mediums, Gouache, Multitasking, Holistic approach, 3 facets of painting, Starting out with watercolor, Paper dynamics, Tips for watercolor beginners, Rembrandt and the weather, Working in design, Books, Parenting and art, Underlying themes, Watercolor world, Art business, Social media, Teaching, Most emotional painting to make,

To find out more about Janine and her work

Janine's Facebook account.

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#224 The Arrival of the Irish  

You don't have a New York City without the Irish. In fact, you don't have a United States of America as we know it today.

This diverse and misunderstood immigrant group began coming over in significant numbers starting in the Colonial era, mostly as indentured servants. In the early 19th century, these Irish arrivals, both Protestants and Catholics, were already consolidating -- via organizations like the Ancient Order of the Hibernians and in places like St. Patrick's Cathedral.

But starting in the 1830s, with a terrible blight wiping out Ireland's potato crops, a mass wave of Irish immigration would dwarf all that came before, hundreds of thousands of weary, sometimes desperate newcomers who entered New York to live in its most squalid neighborhoods.

The Irish were among the laborers who built the Croton Aqueduct, the New York grid plan and Central Park. Irish women comprised most of the hired domestic help by the mid 19th century.

The arrival of the Irish and their assimilation into American life is a story repeated in many cities. Here in New York City, it is essential in our understanding of the importance of modern immigrant communities to the life of the Big Apple.

PLUS: The origins of New York's St. Patrick's Day Parade!

Southerners Aren’t Lazy and Dumb, They Just Had Hookworm  

There was a time when the lower classes of the American South were considered lazy and dimwitted, a stereotype that still somewhat survives today. But this stereotype was rooted in fact. Hookworms, it turns out, were sapping Southerners’ life force.

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