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Euthyphro by Plato

1 episode - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★ - 6 ratings
Awaiting his trial on charges of impiety and heresy, Socrates encounters Euthyphro, a self-proclaimed authority on matters of piety and the will of the gods. Socrates, desiring instruction in these...
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On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau

2 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★★ - 7 ratings
Civil Disobedience (Resistance to Civil Government) is an essay by American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau that was first published in 1849. In it, Thoreau argues that individuals should not...
Our Old Nursery Rhymes by Alfred Moffat artwork

Our Old Nursery Rhymes by Alfred Moffat

1 episode - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★ - 6 ratings
If you love and cherish old English nursery rhymes and have fond memories of your early childhood years, Our Old Nursery Rhymes by Alfred Moffat published in 1911 is indeed the little book for you!...
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Caedmon's Hymn by Caedmon

1 episode - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★★ - 1 rating
Cædmon was an Anglo-Saxon herdsman attached to the double monastery of Streonæshalch (657–681). Originally ignorant of the art of song, Cædmon learned to compose one night in the course of a dream....
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Ion by Plato

2 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago
In Plato’s Ion, Socrates questions Ion on whether he should really claim laud and glory for his ‘rhapsodic’ recitals of Homer’s poetry.
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Songs of Kabir by Kabir

3 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
Kabir (1440 - 1518) was a mystic poet and saint of India, whose writings have greatly influenced the Bhakti movement.The name Kabir comes from Arabic Al-Kabir which means 'The Great' - the 37th Nam...
Spirits in Bondage: a cycle of lyrics by C. S. Lewis artwork

Spirits in Bondage: a cycle of lyrics by C. S. Lewis

3 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★★ - 2 ratings
First published in 1919 under his pseudonym Clive Hamilton, Spirits in Bondage, is also the first published book by the notorious novelist C.S. Lewis. This early piece of work represents Lewis’ you...
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Peace On Earth, Good-Will To Dogs by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

3 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago
“If you don’t like Christmas stories, don’t read this one!And if you don’t like dogs I don’t know just what to advise you to do!For I warn you perfectly frankly that I am distinctly pro-dog and dis...
Missing: Page Thirteen by Anna Katharine Green artwork

Missing: Page Thirteen by Anna Katharine Green

3 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago
Violet Strange, a clever petite detective, is called upon to solve the mystery of a page gone missing from an important document. The futures of several people, including an eccentric misanthrope, ...
1601: Conversation, as it was by the Social Fireside, in the Time of the Tudors by Mark Twain artwork

1601: Conversation, as it was by the Social Fireside, in the Time of the Tudors by Mark Twain

3 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★ - 1 rating
An atypical piece of writing by Mark Twain, the short bawdy skit documents a conversion between Queen Elizabeth and several notable writers of the time, including Sir Walter Raleigh, Francis Beaumo...
U.S. Historical Documents by Various artwork

U.S. Historical Documents by Various

4 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★★ - 17 ratings
The Articles of Confederation: On November 15th, 1777 The Articles of Confederation became the first constitution of the United States, though not yet ratified by the thirteen original colonies. Ra...
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Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson

6 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★ - 7 ratings
“Nature” is a short essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson published anonymously in 1836. It is in this essay that the foundation of transcendentalism is put forth, a belief system that espouses a non-tradit...
When Mother Lets Us Cook by Constance Johnson artwork

When Mother Lets Us Cook by Constance Johnson

4 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago
A book of simple receipts for little folk with important cooking rules in rhyme together with handy lists of the materials and utensils needed for the preparation of each dish.
Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville artwork

Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville

4 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street is a novella by the American novelist Herman Melville (1819–1891). It first appeared anonymously in two parts in the November and December 1853 editi...
What Men Live By and Other Tales by Leo Tolstoy artwork

What Men Live By and Other Tales by Leo Tolstoy

4 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★★ - 3 ratings
Although Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) was a wealthy landowner, in his later life he had what was considered a “religious awakening.” This experience went on to inform his writing and his lifestyle in pr...
An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde artwork

An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde

4 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★★ - 1 rating
This story opens at a fashionable dinner party in Sir Robert Chiltern's home in the heart of London's stylish Grosvenor Square. One of Lady Chiltern's old school-friends, Mrs. Cheveley, a woman wit...
Initiative Psychic Energy by Warren Hilton artwork

Initiative Psychic Energy by Warren Hilton

5 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago
Learn how to accomplish your goals through increasing your mental power, avoiding energy drains, and becoming more mentally efficient.
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King Richard II by William Shakespeare

5 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★ - 1 rating
The Tragedy of King Richard II, by William Shakespeare, is the first of the history series that continues with Parts 1 and 2 of King Henry IV and with The Life of King Henry V. At the beginning of ...
Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories by Ambrose Bierce artwork

Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories by Ambrose Bierce

5 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
Ambrose Bierce (1842 – 1914?), satirist, critic, poet, short story writer and journalist. His fiction showed a clean economical style often sprinkled with subtle cynical comments on human behaviour...
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The Tragedy of Hamlet by William Shakespeare

5 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★ - 11 ratings
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering...
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare artwork

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

5 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★ - 10 ratings
William Shakespeare’s most well-known play is more than most people realize. While it is the story of star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, it is also the story of two families in the middle of a...
Bill of Rights & Amendments to the US Constitution by Founding Fathers of the United States artwork

Bill of Rights & Amendments to the US Constitution by Founding Fathers of the United States

5 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★★ - 20 ratings
The Constitution has a total of 27 amendments. The first ten, collectively known as the Bill of Rights, were ratified simultaneously. The following seventeen were ratified separately.
Egyptian Tales, translated from the Papyri, Series One by W. M. Flinders Petrie artwork

Egyptian Tales, translated from the Papyri, Series One by W. M. Flinders Petrie

5 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★★ - 3 ratings
Brief, and in some cases incomplete, stories of magic from ancient Egypt.
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Lady Susan by Jane Austen

6 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
An epistolary novel, Lady Susan is an early work by Austen that was posthumously published in 1871. The short novel focuses on the self-serving eponymous anti-heroine, as she cunningly maneuvers he...
An International Episode by Henry James artwork

An International Episode by Henry James

6 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago
Two men visting the US from London meet a pair of charming women who return the visit the following year in London. Romantic intrigues, miscommunication and cultural faux pas abound in this short b...
China and the Chinese by Herbert Allen Giles artwork

China and the Chinese by Herbert Allen Giles

6 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★★ - 1 rating
Herbert Allen Giles (1845-1935) spent several years as a diplomat in China and in 1897 was appointed Cambridge University’s second professor of Chinese. His published works cover Chinese language a...
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Typhoon by Joseph Conrad

6 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★★ - 1 rating
First published in 1902 as a serial in Pall Mall Magazine, the adventure novel follows the disrupting events onboard a steamboat after it takes a perilous course at sea, which triggers a state of m...
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On Liberty by John Stuart Mill

6 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★★ - 7 ratings
Published in 1859, On Liberty is a libertarian philosophical work by English philosopher John Stuart Mill that endorses his view on the importance of individuality for the constant progression and ...
Othello by William Shakespeare artwork

Othello by William Shakespeare

6 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★ - 5 ratings
In seventeenth century Venice, a wealthy and debauched man discovers that the woman he is infatuated with is secretly married to a Moorish general in the Venetian army. He shares his grief and rage...
Shakespeare's Sonnets by William Shakespeare artwork

Shakespeare's Sonnets by William Shakespeare

6 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★★ - 2 ratings
Shakespeare’s Sonnets, or simply The Sonnets, comprise a collection of 154 poems in sonnet form written by William Shakespeare that deal with such themes as love, beauty, politics, and mortality. T...