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The Universe in a Single Atom

The Universe in a Single Atom

by Dalai Lama

Gallileo, Copernicus, Newton, Niels Bohr, Einstein. Their insights shook our perception of who we are and where we stand in the world and in their wake have left an uneasy co-existence: science vs. religion, faith vs. empirical enquiry. Which is the k...

Narrator: Richard Gere
Published: 09/13/2005
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The Heart of the Buddhas Teaching

The Heart of the Buddha's Teachin...

by Thich Nhat Hanh

With poetry and clarity, Thich Nhat Hanh imparts comforting wisdom about the nature of suffering and its role in creating compassion, love, and joy – all qualities of enlightenment. In The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching, now with...

Narrator: Rene Ruiz
Published: 07/08/2014
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Buddhas Teachings

Buddha's Teachings

by Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai

Buddha's Teachings is a collection of writings on the essence of Buddhism, selected and edited from the vast Buddhist canon, and presented in a concise, easy-to-read, and nonsectarian format. It also includes a brief history of Buddhism.

Narrator: Jonathan Reese
Published: 09/16/2008
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The Way of the Knife

The Way of the Knife

by Mark Mazzetti

Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Mazzetti examines these secret wars over the past decade, tracking key characters from the intelligence and military communities across the world. Among the characters we meet in The Way of the Knife are a young CIA officer ...

Narrator: Richard Ferrone
Published: 05/17/2013
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The World Is Round

The World Is Round

by Gertrude Stein

Published to commemorate its 75th anniversary, The World Is Round brings back into print the classic story created by Gertrude Stein and Clement Hurd.Written in her unique prose style, Gertrude Stein's The World Is Round chronicles the adventure...

Narrator: Thacher Hurd
Published: 10/29/2013
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The Heart of Understanding Twentieth Anniversary Edition

The Heart of Understanding, Twent...

by Thich Nhat Hanh

In this modern classic, world-renowned Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh presents a clear, concise translation and commentary of the Heart Sutrathe worlds most popular piece of Buddhist scripture. Comprising only 632 Chinese characters, the Heart Sutra is B...

Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini
Published: 08/31/2015
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After Buddhism

After Buddhism

by Stephen Batchelor

Some twenty-five centuries after the Buddha started teaching, his message continues to inspire people across the globe, including those living in predominantly secular societies. What does it mean to adapt religious practices to secular contexts? Ste...

Narrator: Stephen Batchelor
Published: 10/27/2015
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Meditations on Living Dying and Loss

Meditations on Living, Dying and ...

by Graham Coleman

Meditations on Living, Dying and Loss offers a compilation of writings from the translation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead, which explores such questions as: What is death? How can I help those who are dying? How can I prepare for my own death? And h...

Narrator: Stephen Hoye
Published: 11/27/2009
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Words Will Break Cement

Words Will Break Cement

by Masha Gessen

The heroic story of Pussy Riot, who resurrected the power of truth in a society built on lies On February 21, 2012, five young women entered the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. In neon-colored dresses, tights, and balaclavas, they performed...

Narrator: Carrington MacDuff...
Published: 01/08/2014
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Let There Be Water

Let There Be Water

by Seth M. Siegel

As every day brings urgent reports of growing water shortages around the world, there is no time to lose in the search for solutions. The United States government predicts that forty of our fifty statesand 60 percent of the earths land surfacewill so...

Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartne...
Published: 01/19/2016
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A Rage for Order

A Rage for Order

by Robert Worth

The definitive work of literary journalism on the Arab Spring and its troubled aftermathIn 2011, a wave of revolution spread through the Middle East as protesters demanded an end to tyranny, corruption, and economic decay. From Egypt to Yemen, a gener...

Narrator: Robert Worth
Published: 07/19/2016
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Putin Interviews The

Putin Interviews, The

by Oliver Stone

WITH SUBSTANTIAL MATERIAL NOT INCLUDED IN THE DOCUMENTARY Academy Award winner Oliver Stone was able to secure what journalists, news organizations, and even other world leaders have long coveted: extended, unprecedented access to Russian President V...

Narrator: Pete Cross
Published: 06/16/2017
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The Inferno

The Inferno

by Dante

‘Abandon all hope you who enter here’ (Lasciate ogne speranza voi ch’intrate) Dante’s Hell is one of the most remarkable visions in Western literature. An allegory for his and future ages, it is, at the same time, an account of...

Narrator: Heathcote Williams...
Published: 12/01/2004
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My First Summer in the Sierra

My First Summer in the Sierra

by John Muir

In the summer of 1869, John Muir, a young Scottish immigrant, joined a crew of shepherds in the foothills of California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. The diary he kept while tending sheep formed the heart of this book, which was first published in 1911 a...

Narrator: Barry Press
Published: 06/27/2017
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Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki

by Helen McCarthy

Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki is the genius behind such animated classics as Princess Mononoke, Kiki's Delivery Service, and NausicaA of the Valley of the Winds. His bountiful imagination and compassion have earned him accolades the world over...

Narrator: James Yaegashi
Published: 10/17/2008
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The Way to the Spring

The Way to the Spring

by Ben Ehrenreich

From an award-winning journalist, a brave and necessary immersion into the everyday struggles of Palestinian life  Over the past three years, American writer Ben Ehrenreich has been traveling to and living in the West Bank, staying with Palestini...

Narrator: Ben Ehrenreich
Published: 06/14/2016
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Engineering Eden

Engineering Eden

by Jordan Fisher Smith

The fascinating story of the century-long attempt to control nature in the American wilderness as told through the prism of a tragic death at Yellowstone When twenty-five-year-old Harry Walker was killed by a bear in Yellowstone Park in 1972, the civ...

Narrator: Traber Burns
Published: 06/07/2016
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Devotions from the Garden

Devotions from the Garden

by Miriam Drennan

Come to the garden alone, and fill your soul with His presence. There’s nothing on earth like the peace and loveliness of a magnificent garden. It’s the place where Adam and Eve first fellowshipped with God, and where you, too, can escape ...

Narrator: Nan Gurley
Published: 03/31/2015
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Reclaiming Israels History

Reclaiming Israels History

by David Brog

There was a time when Israel could do no wrong in Americas eyes. That time is long past, and justly sono nation is absolutely perfect, particularly not one who is engaged in a conflict as long as the Arab-Israeli conflict. But the myth of the perfect ...

Narrator: Paul Heitsch
Published: 03/20/2017
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Purgatory

Purgatory

by Dante

Now of that second kingdom I shall sing where human souls are purified of sin and made worthy to ascend to Heaven’ Purgatory is the second part of Dante’s The Divine Comedy ascending the terraces of the Mount of Purgatory inhabited by thos...

Narrator: Heathcote Williams...
Published: 12/01/2004
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Paradise

Paradise

by Dante

I have been in the Heaven that takes up most of his light, and saw things there that those who descend from that height cannot speak of or forget…’ Led by his guide Beatrice, Dante leaves the Earth behind and soars through the heavenly sp...

Narrator: Heathcote Williams...
Published: 12/01/2004
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Les Misrables

Les Misrables

by Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo wrote in his classic Les Misrables, Book 5, Chapter 4: God is behind everything, but everything hides God. Hugos immortal classic, an epic story of redemption set in Paris after the French Revolution, clearly illustrates the saving grace o...

The Old Time Radio Show Collection
Narrator: a full cast
Published: 05/23/2017
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To Speak Well Of God

To Speak Well Of God

by John A. Pople

It begins with the Divine injunction: “Have you considered my servant Job?” The Biblical drama of Job is haunting. A blameless man is tormented by ‘the Satan’: stripped of wealth, status, possessions, health and children &nd...

Narrator: Thomas Peel
Published: 06/16/2017
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The Psychedelic Experience

The Psychedelic Experience

by Ralph Metzner Ph.D and ...

“It is a book for the living as well as for the dying.”—Lama Govinda We are in the midst of a powerful psychedelic renaissance. After four decades of hibernation, the promise of the psychoactive ’60s—that deeper self-awar...

Narrator: Paul Heitsch
Published: 07/01/2017
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An Appeal to the World

An Appeal to the World

by Dalai Lama

Includes exclusive bonus audio of the voice of the Dalai Lama as coauthor Franz Alt asks about his views on President Trump, the rise of nationalism, the refugee crisis, the climate catastrophe, and more.In this brief, urgent "appeal to the world," Hi...

Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini
Published: 11/07/2017
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Faust

Faust

by Johann Wolfgang von Goe...

Faust is one of the pillars of Western literature. This classic drama presents the story of the scholar Faust, tempted into a contract with the Devil in return for a life of sensuality and power. Enjoyment rules until Faust’s emotions are stirre...

Narrator: Samuel West, Toby ...
Published: 09/26/2011
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Francesco Petrarch

Francesco Petrarch

by Francesco Petrarch

This 14th-century Italian poet was a model for many who followed him. His passionate sonnets to Laura became the epitome for love poetry. Over some 40 years he wrote 366 sonnets to Laura, whom he probably never even spoke to, and they remain immediate...

The Great Poets
Narrator: Unknown Narrator
Published: 06/01/2010
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The Voice of the Buddha

The Voice of the Buddha

by Compiled by Manjusura

The Dhammapada is the single most important extant Buddhist text. It is unquestionably ‘the voice of the Buddha’ where many of his key ideas are presented in a cogent verse form. It opens ’All that we are is the result of what we hav...

Narrator: Unknown Narrator
Published: 05/01/2004
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