Personal Journals Podcasts

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer show

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey ChaucerJoin Now to Follow

The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the rest in verse). The tales, some of which are originals and others not, are contained inside a frame tale and told by a group of pilgrims on their way from Southwark to Canterbury to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral.The themes of the tales vary, and include topics such as courtly love, treachery, and avarice. The genres also vary, and include romance, Breton lai, sermon, beast fable, and fabliau. The characters, introduced in the General Prologue of the book, tell tales of great cultural relevance.The version read here was edited by D. Laing Purves “for popular perusal” and the language is mostly updated.

By Books Should Be Free

Walden by Henry David Thoreau show

Walden by Henry David ThoreauJoin Now to Follow

Walden by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau’s life for two years, two months, and two days around the shores of Walden Pond. Walden is neither a novel nor a true autobiography, but a social critique of the Western World, with each chapter heralding some aspect of humanity that needed to be either renounced or praised. Along with his critique of the civilized world, Thoreau examines other issues afflicting man in society, ranging from economy and reading to solitude and higher laws. He also takes time to talk about the experience at Walden Pond itself, commenting on the animals and the way people treated him for living there, using those experiences to bring out his philosophical positions. This extended commentary on nature has often been interpreted as a strong statement to the natural religion that transcendentalists like Thoreau and Emerson were preaching.

By Books Should Be Free

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin show

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin FranklinJoin Now to Follow

Franklin wrote his autobiography in the form of an extended letter to his son. While recording the events of his life, he adds instructions for good living which makes this work America’s first “How to Succeed” book. (Summary by Gary)

By Books Should Be Free

Alexander the Great by Jacob Abbott show

Alexander the Great by Jacob AbbottJoin Now to Follow

Alexander the Great was one of the most successful military commanders in history, and was undefeated in battle. By the time of his death, he had conquered most of the world known to the ancient Greeks. Alexander the Great is one of many biographies aimed at young people written by Jacob Abbott and his brother. The biographies are written in such a way that makes them appealing and easily accessible to everyone. – Written by Wikipedia and Lizzie Driver

By Books Should Be Free

Going To Bed With Terri Ivens show

Going To Bed With Terri IvensJoin Now to Follow

Entertainment news, celebrity interviews and a dose or two of eye candy, Going to Bed with Terri Ivens tackles the pop culture topics on everyone's mind. Host Terri Ivens tuck s in our great nation every Wednesday night with a wink and a smile.

By UBN Radio

Chattin In Manhattan show

Chattin In ManhattanJoin Now to Follow

The Story Begins where The Biography Ends. We interview exceptional individuals, motivational speakers, inspiring people on the rise, and television personalities who have a strong and powerful message to share. We go beyond the soft-ball questions to find out more about a person. We dig deep into biographies to bring the listener information not found in other interviews. We want to know about our guests, who inspire them, how they handle adversity and what legacy they wish to leave behind.

By Chattin In Manhattan

bedlamfarm show

bedlamfarmJoin Now to Follow

Jon Katz is an author and photographer. He lives on Bedlam Farm in upstate New York ( with his wife Maria Wulf, the artist (, three dogs, three donkeys, two barn cats and three hens. Katz has written 23 adult books and two children's books.

By Jon Katz

mind of lazythirdeye show

mind of lazythirdeyeJoin Now to Follow

just me talking about thing on my mind and want to share with world