James Purefoy stars in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Robert M. Pirsig's multi-million best-selling philosophical novel. One of the most important and influential books of the past half-century, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance tells the iconic story of a father and son's motorcycle trip across America in the 1960s. Yet it also describes a personal and philosophical journey. Now dramatised for the first time by Peter Flannery and starring James Purefoy, this full-cast drama adds a new and original dimension to a true modern classic.
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In this remarkable collection of BBC recordings, we hear what the people of the Home Front listened to as they lived, loved, laughed and worked through the dark days of World War Two; from the stirring speeches and air-raid sirens, to the humour and music that helped to keep them smiling through.
An extraordinary visit with one of America's leading poets provides a unique exploration of the mystery of maleness. Bly uses fairy tales to illuminate the dark recesses of the psyche, and the result is a powerful intimation of the male experience and potential. From the soft, feminine male persona to the deeply buried wildman, Bly takes us on a journey through unmapped territory of the masculine. For men and women this is a conversation not to be missed.
The complete second BBC Radio 4 series written and presented by Sir David Attenborough, featuring all 20 episodes about some of the strangest insects and creatures from around the world. One of the nation’s most popular presenters examines 20 marvels of the natural world from his extraordinary and pioneering experiences. How did Sir David track down a giant earthworm? Why does he respect rats? What was the first bribe in nature? Why do well known foods often have two names?
There has been an underlying darkness controlling humanity since time began. Often described as the "missing piece in the puzzle" by David Icke, or the "invisible darkness" by Ellis Taylor, the reptilians are shadow beings in the dark, waging war upon humans from the space between dimensions. One of the most taboo subjects in the media world is the existence of the reptilians. Researchers now reveal the presence of a supreme and nefarious inter-dimensional intelligence that has been manipulating mankind for centuries.
There is startling evidence that we were visited by intelligent beings in the ancient past. Why were they here and what was their agenda? Zecharia Sitchin is the author of the hugely successful book series The Earth Chronicles. Join this amazing scholar of ancient mysteries as he makes a scientific and scholarly argument for ancient alien visits to Earth.
Brian Cox and Robin Ince present a witty, irreverent look at the world according to science. The Infinite Monkey Cage has become one of BBC Radio 4’s most popular science-based programmes. In each episode physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince delve into a particular field of science, with the help of guests from the worlds of science, academia, and entertainment.
Two episodes from the award-winningl BBC Radio 4 series in which rogue documentarist Roy Mallard takes a glimpse behind the scenes at the lives of 'People Like Us'. Intrepid broadcaster Roy Mallard sets out to give us an insight into the lives of ordinary people in these two episodes form the original BBC Radio 4 series: 'The Headmaster' and 'The Solicitor'.
New World Order: The Conspiracy to Rule Your Mind chronicles how the ruling elite have established global domination and the ability to effect the thoughts, decisions, and world view of human beings across the globe by systematically infiltrating the media, academia, industry, military, and political factions under the guise of upholding democracy.
The BBC Radio 3 series exploring the meaning of the male nude in the visual arts. When we think of the nude we usually think of the female nude, and in Western art in particular, we're often contemplating an image where the artist is primarily concerned with sensuality and desire. If we spare a thought for the male nude at all, he tends to appear as a figure symbolising courage and endurance. Both perspectives are, of course, a simplification or distortion.
An engrossing BBC Radio 4 series spanning the history of the home and domestic relationships over the past 500 years, presented by Amanda Vickery. Professor Vickery is one of the most charismatic historians in Britain today. In 'A History of Private Life' she reveals the intimate secrets of life at home, from the Tudor mansion to the modern bedsit.Through letters, diaries and other first-person accounts, we hear the voices of men and women from very different backgrounds telling their stories.
The story of the Second World War told by former BBC newsreader Richard Baker, with original recordings from the BBC. From Neville Chamberlain's historic declaration of war on Germany in 1939 to the sounds of rejoicing crowds on VJ Day in August 1945, the BBC - regarded at home and abroad as the very voice of Britain and the world's most trusted broadcaster - brought the full picture to an attentive nation.
This 30-part Radio 4 series explores how our interactions with sound have shaped us over 100,000 years. These specially extended episodes, recorded on location around the world and in collaboration with curators of the British Library Sound Archive, take us from prehistory to the present, encompassing the shamanistic music of our cave-dwelling ancestors, the massacre of noisy cats in pre-revolutionary Paris, the nerve-destroying din of trench warfare, right through to the cacophony of the modern metropolis.
Physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince return for the fourth series of the Sony Radio Academy Gold Award-winning BBC Radio 4 show in which they take a witty, irreverent and unashamedly rational look at the world according to science.
This gifted storyteller poignantly shares the memories of those mentors and teachers who profoundly influenced her life. She speaks of her voluntary muteness as a child. Even in this silence, "Mama" (Angelou's grandmother) spoke prophetically to the child's unbelieving ears: "You'll speak about the glorious nature of the human spirit and what we can be striving for."
Stephen Fry presents this intriguing programme charting the history of knowledge, how technology changes our relationship with it, and how we know what we knowKnowledge. The Google generation thinks it doesn’t need to carry much of it around in its head any more. Much has already been written about the internet changing the way we think and learn. But is knowledge less valuable than it used to be?
This edition of Three Shots Rang Out: The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later is an audio-only ABC News special created exclusively for Audible and hosted by ABC World News Anchor Diane Sawyer. Sawyer takes listeners back to Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963, for a “you are there” exploration of the day of U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
Elisabeth Sladen presents another time-travelling journey through the history of Doctor Who on BBC radio and television. Since 1963, Doctor Who has had a massive influence on our popular culture - as this second volume of rare material illustrates. A favourite source of inspiration for comedy programmes including The Mary Whitehouse Experience, I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue and Dead Ringers, it has also provided a source of features for programmes such as Nationwide, Pebble Mill at One, Woman's Hour and Talkback: all featured here.
The Infinite Monkeys, Robin Ince and Brian Cox, return for a new series of irreverent science chatter with a host of guests. The six episodes are: 'What's the North Ever Done for Us?', 'A Balanced Programme on Balance', 'The Origins of Life', 'The Science of Sound', 'I'm a Chemist, Get Me Out of Here', and 'The Science of Christmas'.
The Royal Collection is one of the most wide-ranging collections of art and artefacts in the world, and it provides an intriguing insight into the minds of the monarchs who have assembled it. In this series, BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz examines dozens of these unique objects, in a quest to "use the collection as a prism through which to better understand the art of being a monarch". From intimate portraits to epic tapestries, from the Coronation pen to the Investiture sword, each has an absorbing history.
Strange and bizarre UFO encounters abound, but recent alien encounters by highly credible eyewitnesses are so unusual and perplexing that they challenge our understanding of physics and the universe as we know it. Many who encounter UFOs are amazed at their ability to hover noiselessly, only to speed off at incredible speeds not possible with even the most advanced military craft. Explore this phenomenon that is destined to impact our society, our world structure, and our very being. We are not alone.
The pyramids are the most epic monuments the world has ever seen, but the mystery of the true origins of these gargantuan edifices remains an enigma. Who really built these ancient megalithic structures? And why were pyramids built in strategic locations all around the globe, and then at a later date mysteriously abandoned, seemingly overnight? New evidence of highly advanced, precision machining on Egypt's Giza plateau gives credence to the ancient alien hypothesis.
Part four of a multi-part documentary series with distinguished actors, directors, writers, composers, and special effects mavens examining the history of the horror, fantasy, and science fiction films, from the groundbreaking silent 1920s through the Golden Age of Universal, the Silver Age of Hammer, and up through the 1980s and beyond. Enjoy never-before-seen interviews and fun-filled facts about the stars, the producers, and the movies that made America want to go to the theater!
Paranormal terror comes in all shapes and sizes; including ghostly apparitions, disembodied voices, and even extraterrestrial beings. The skies above Falcon Lake, Manitoba have been plagued for decades with sightings of flying objects and unexplained streaks of light. A geologist saw a large glowing object descend, and as he moved closer he could see and hear strange beings. When the craft suddenly left, the man had large circular burn marks all over his chest.
Canada has a rich and colorful history which has resulted in a variety of paranormal phenomena from coast to coast. Outdoor enthusiasts hiking the Bruce Trail in Ancaster, Ontario often find themselves at the remains of a once great mansion. Known as the Hermitage Ruins, visitors encounter two very different spirits on a regular basis.
John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy was perhaps the most well-known American president in history. JFK was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963, and Lee Harvey Oswald was thought to be the lone gunman. When the FBI and the Warren Commission officially concluded that Oswald was the lone assassin, its report was sharply criticized. Many experts feel there were additional shooters involved. In this fascinating presentation, experience the riveting testimony of three individuals that were there on that fateful day.
Experience magical tales of extraordinary individuals touched by God and given the holy power to heal, influence, and enlighten humanity. These are the fascinating stories of the most amazing saints and their lives. St. Joseph of Cupertino was known as the Flying Monk, and Saint Denis walked and talked holding his own head to show the glory of God, in addition to saints walking on water, rising from the dead, and more.
We are all familiar with angels. In churches, we see them in stained-glass windows, sculpted as statues, and painted on altarpieces. We find them on greeting cards, on the tops of Christmas trees, and we even dress up children to look like them. Indeed, in our imagination they look positively human, with the exception that, unlike us, they have wings. Is any of this true, and if it is, might "angel" simply be a name for an extraterrestrial?
The Nazi party was obsessed with the occult. They scoured the globe in search of mysterious forces that would enable them to build their 1,000 year Reich. From the Holy Grail to the lance that pierced the side of Christ, from Tibet to the Antarctic, no region or mythological device was ignored. In fact, they turned the planet inside out looking for something ancient. Something the Nazi elite called "the most powerful weapon" - a weapon that would instill such awe, that it would cause the entire world to surrender overnight.
Our everyday reality - a reality so seemingly safe and secure in this modern age, but also one in which the news reports senseless killings and murders too grisly, too heinous, and too unimaginable; who would think such horrifying events could ever happen to you or your family? Well, they can and have happened to countless unsuspecting everyday people. History is replete with psychotic killers with horrific and utterly barbarous lists of murders and slayings.
Thousands of years ago, a special, genetically advanced race of beings came to Earth. They were seen as Gods by primitive man and worshipped. They set themselves apart, and yet some mated with humans and created a special race. When these watchers departed, this hybrid species remained and taught mankind. Civilization emerged with writing, art, science, mathematics, geometry, engineering, architecture, and more and spread around the globe.
We are told the moon has been here since before the dawn of man and is either a part of the Earth itself or a vagabond captured by our world eons ago. But is this true? There are many theories for the existence of the moon, but all have been proven wrong. The moon is far older than previously acknowledged by science, quite possibly older than the Earth or the sun. Our moon is not a solid object; it is indeed hollow and is the only moon in the solar system that has a stationary, near-perfect circular orbit.
In 1561 the skies above Nuremberg, Germany, were lit up by an incredible sight. Thousands of people witnessed what they called a battle in the sky. The scene was so well known it was even painted on the walls of historic buildings. Now, hundreds of years later, similar mass sightings are on the increase. Around the world, and throughout time, thousands of people have witnessed the most extraordinary UFO phenomenon.
We live in a world where people feel escape is their only alternative. Housewives who feel they are overwhelmed with raising children, workers who feel they are powerless and cannot get ahead, people feeling trapped, paralyzed, and unbalanced in their daily lives. Socioeconomic pressures abound in our "advanced" modern-day society, and beneath the surface of humanity many of us are nervous and afraid as we are expected to portray, uphold, and obey an illusion of civilization that does not resemble the world in which we actually traffic.
The Holy Grail is inextricably linked with the mysterious family known to the ruling elite as the Merovingian Dynasty - the strange moniker used in The Da Vinci Code, The Matrix, and others due to the undeniable power it holds. These Merovingians are said to be a dynasty of priest-kings with magical powers - but how do they come upon these powers? Some say they are descendants of God himself via his son, Jesus, and Jesus' wife, Mary Magdalene.
Everything you've been told about aliens and UFOs is a lie. Pilots, astronauts, government officials, military officials, medical experts, scientists, religious leaders, and more have witnessed UFOs from other worlds and in some cases have communicated with extraterrestrial beings. This comprehensive program features several top authorities on the UFO phenomenon revealing information about the alien agenda that the masses were never meant to know.
In the 1930s an entire nation was brainwashed. It was manipulated by masters of propaganda and the arcane arts. The result was the deaths of millions of people. The men behind this massive scheme were members of the most evil and vile political party ever to have existed. We know them as the Nazis. Their purpose was to bring about the rise of a so-called Aryan race, a race that would rule the world for 1,000 years. This would be their Third Reich.
This fascinating documentary offers an unprecedented account of a group of individuals who claim to have had life-altering UFO encounters and discover the unique psychic abilities they unknowingly share. From unexplained sightings and alien contact to prophetic dreams, clairvoyance, and astral projection, we explore the phenomena that have surrounded these "experiencers" from childhood to their adult years.
In this program, Adrian Gilbert delves deeper than ever in order to penetrate the mystery of medieval alchemy. Going beyond psychology, he explores how the alchemists used diagrams and traditional nomenclatures to discuss ideas that, had they been expressed openly at the time, would have invited persecution, and maybe even burning at the stake. These ideas of self-transformation throw light on the work of such influential, modern teachers as G.I. Gurdjieff and P.D. Ouspensky.