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Reveling in the Podcast Renaissance

So I’ve just recently gotten into podcasts in a very big way. And when I say in a very big way, I mean I haven’t listened to much else in about two weeks, averaging at about 48 hours a week of podcast listening. 544 more words

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Joe Strummer at 50: As Punk as It Gets

So I was arguing with an old coot not too long ago on a message board, a guy who claimed he’d lived through the punk explosion of the 70s, which apparently made him a punk Yoda of sorts in his own mind. 1,387 more words

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Podcast Party! (Part Three)

In the first two parts of this mini series, I detailed the confirmed guests for my Podcast Party as well as potential invitees. In this final installment, I’ll go over some really popular choices from others that I just cannot seem to click with. 507 more words

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Over John Hartford’s career he was a singer, songwriter, TV personality, and river boat captain.  From the “Smothers Brothers” to “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou”, John had a unique and laconic stage presence. 231 more words

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Lions, Weavers, and Paul Simon?

In 1939, Solomon Linda and The Evening Birds recorded the song “Mbube” for Gallo Records in Johannesburg.  Simple 4 part a cappella harmony and an improvised introduction, created one of the most influential and famous African songs.   167 more words

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8 of the best podcasts for commuters

There is nothing better than a really absorbing story to make time fly past. I love podcasts because a) they’re free and b) you can listen to them anywhere: on your headphones on the train, walking to work, or via your car radio if you have the technical wizardry. 1,069 more words

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Meditation is for Everyone!

Some great tips on meditation. Use one or use them all… just meditate!

for some of us, sitting and meditating doesn’t feel natural at ALL! Not to worry, you can practice many of these tools when you are out walking (stay away from busy streets!), practicing yoga, cleaning your house, driving, etc. 30 more words

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