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Is there anything better than being told a good story? Well, yes. Being told one of the truly great stories probably beats it. In this podcast, Trev Downey reads the very best in the genre and discusses them with his guests.
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GREAT STORIES about GREAT STORYTELLERS shares insights into storytellers whose names you no doubt recognize—names like Edgar Allen Poe, Steven Spielberg John Grisham and Walt Disney—but reveals the backstories you probably never heard about them. The podcast features different kinds of storytellers—authors, directors, playwrights and even a poet or two. In short 10-15 minutes episodes, this fun and sometimes funny podcast features anecdotes and tidbits about storytellers, with each episode s ...
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Meals on Wheels SA

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Meals on Wheels SA is a non-for-profit organisation that provides delicious meals and services to customers across South Australia. Hearing stories from our wonderful MoWSA team caused us to want to create a place where you can experience the behind-the-scenes with us. This is what led us to this podcast, where our focus is sharing the great and interesting stories of our customers, volunteers, and employees’ stories with you. New episodes are on the 1st and 15th of every month.
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David Wollen is the host and president of the internationally syndicated radio program Haven Today. The Great Stories podcast takes some of his favorite conversations from the daily radio program and presents the full-length interview here with some never-before-heard segments. Occasionally, classic interviews will be plumbed from Haven’s vast archive to feature the voice of former speaker and president Charles Morris. Whether from the past or present, each episode includes guests who come f ...
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Great Lakes, Great Stories

Great Lakes Protection Fund

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Great Lakes, Great Stories celebrates the Great Lakes Protection Fund’s 2020 Leadership Award recipients. These outstanding storytellers excel in connecting their audiences to the Great Lakes ecosystem, its challenges, and efforts to solve them. In this series, hosts Steve Cole and Amy Elledge explore their guests’ inspirations and the future of the Great Lakes. To learn more about our podcast and Award recipients, please visit our website: http://glpf.org/podcast/
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Supergreat Kids' Stories is a collection of fun tales to make you laugh and cry, told by some of the best storytellers from around the world. Recommended for ages 5 to 105… We are sponsored by Indeed. Go to Indeed.com/SuperGreat for £100 sponsored credit.
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Do you love Jewish History and Gedolim stories, or seek an inspiring podcast to move your heart and spark your soul? Look no further than Great Jewish Stories of Iconic Torah Giants! This podcast brings you tales of tzaddikim and gedolim that will help you discover the greatness of our heritage and find inspiration in our history. We explore their lives, teachings, and their impact on Jewish life. The stories will ignite your soul and bring a sense of connection to our shared history. So joi ...
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Legendary NASCAR crew chief and current NASCAR on FOX broadcaster Larry McReynolds recounts some of the moments in his career as a crew chief. From winning races, to losing races and what it took to compete at the highest level of NASCAR in the 1980's and 1990's. Get behind the scenes as Larry tells the story of back in the day.
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Listen to genius storyteller Jason Buck tell this funny tale of the Gingerbread Man complete with great animal sound effects. This story, about a plucky little Gingerbread man who leapt out of the oven and ran away - was published in the US in 1875 and its European counterpart: The Runaway Pancake was published in the late 1800's and they're still …
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It all started on an early foggy morning in 1934, when Paul Myers, a former Los Angeles radio personality and station manager of leading radio stations woke up near a wharf in San Diego. Hungover, he heard the sound of a ship’s bell ring out eight times at 4:00 a.m., signaling “all’s well.” Only one month later, Myers would be back on the radio, bu…
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In the episode, you'll learn-- how Beatrix Potter became one of the leading amateur scientists of her day how her love of animals led to her artistic rendering of these small creatures in her works how she came to writer "tiny" children's books which have rolled up sales to rival some of the biggest selling authors how her business savvy put her ye…
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Hey everyone, Welcome back to another episode! This fortnight we are discussing the history of trade unions across the UK, US, and Australia. This topic was very important to Doris Taylor, and we hope that you all learn something! Follow us on social media! Instagram: mealsonwheelssa Twitter: mealsonwheelssa TikTok: measonwheelssa Facebook: Meals o…
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In today's episode, we're digging into the Tyco scandal of the early 2000s, specifically focusing on Tyco's CEO Dennis Kozlowski, who was charged and convicted of stealing $132 million from Tyco to fund a lavish lifestyle. While other Tyco executives were also charged, and there were additional charges that we don't delve into, we do mention them b…
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When a Sephardi synagogue receives a windfall of $2 million, the very essence of faith and finance intertwines like the threads of a sacred tapestry. Reb Meilech Bidermans weaves a narrative that transcends the physical building of worship and pierces straight to the heart of religious devotion. What happens when the generous benefactor, who overse…
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What would you ask for if you had a secret wishing ring? Jack uses it when he’s in danger, and it brings help from the most unexpected creatures in the most surprising ways. This Welsh Romani tale is beautifully told by writer and storyteller Daniel Morden who gave us the story ‘Hey Ho!’ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/ad…
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God speaks powerfully through the books of the Bible. This is especially true in the Psalms. Not only does it include words to help us express our deepest thoughts and emotions to the Lord, it can also direct our worship and draw us nearer to Jesus. On today's episode of the Great Stories podcast, David Wollen is joined by one of his good friends a…
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This is a story from Spain about a little chick who only has one eye, one wing and one leg. But he’s a determined little chick and rather proud. He decides to take himself off on an adventure to the Royal Palace in Madrid to see the King. As with many journeys, it doesn’t quite turn out how he expected. Listen to storyteller Rebecca Lemaire and fin…
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How can all the Bible be all about Jesus when His name doesn't explicitly appear till the New Testament? From Genesis to Leviticus to Esther, it may be hard to see Jesus on the surface of every page, but he's there—in profound and subtle ways. Dr. Dennis Johnson is a scholar and one of the founding faculty members of Westminster Seminary in Califor…
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Hi everyone, this fortnight we are discussing the many types of social determinants of health and how they impact people's lives. It is a heavy episode, but we hope that you get something out of it. Follow us on social media! Instagram: mealsonwheelssa Twitter: mealsonwheelssa TikTok: measonwheelssa Facebook: Meals on Wheels SA…
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In this story from Aotearoa, New Zealand, a small bird who mysteriously loses her song, she wanders through the forest asking for help from her feathery friends. Will she get her song back? Listen to this beautifully told rhyming tale from Maori storyteller Eliza Bidois to find out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoic…
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The data is clear. Our world and culture are shaping our kids in ways that are often difficult to detect. For parents and grandparents, the natural reaction might be to shield them from danger—but this tactic in isolation may end up doing more harm than good. So, what's a well-meaning caregiver to do? On today's episode of the Great Stories podcast…
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A lot has been said about C.S. Lewis the writer, the professor, the theologian, the apologist. But what about C.S. Lewis the friend? Joseph Kohm has written extensively about the surprising, yet tragic, friendship between Lewis and his childhood pal, Arthur Greeves. On today's episode of the Great Stories podcast, Kohm joins David Wollen to discuss…
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What would you ask for if you were granted one wish? In this Native American tale told by Cherokee storyteller Lisa LaRue Baker, the animals are each rewarded with a wish for good behaviour. All is going well, until Owl is overcome with curiosity and breaks the rules by taking a peek as The Great One – Unetlanvhi works to make the wishes come true.…
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In this episode, you will learn-- how Stephen King went from high school English teacher to best selling author how Carrie, his first horror novel and bestseller, almost ended in the landfill how King earned the record for most literary works picked up as film and TV projects 5 things you probably never knew about the "King of Horror" Check out the…
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Greedy Anansi is at his tricks once again. Can he trick his friends so he can share everyone’s dinner without having to help them? Or will it backfire? Listen to storyteller Emily Hennessey tell this fun ‘How and Why’ story and find out. A good story to learn to tell yourself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
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Hey everyone, this month's full-length episode is all about the initiative of food services during WWII in London, and how Meals on Wheels first came about! We hope that you enjoy listening and learn something new! (also there was bad traffic where we were recording, so we apologise for the noise in some sections of the episode) Follow us on social…
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C.S. Lewis is arguably one of the most quoted individuals from the 20th century. Despite passing away 60 years ago, his thoughts remain timeless. His books, essays, and children's stories continue to resonate, offering prescient insights even in today's world. As a brilliant intellectual, Lewis's apologetic approach to the truth claims of Christ an…
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The national bird of New Zealand is the Kiwi. It has brown hairy feathers, a very long beak and no wings. Listen to Maori storyteller Emmy Bidois tell this moving legend which explains how the brave little bird gave up its wings and became a national hero. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
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Recent polls show that nearly a third living in the United States today are struggling with depression. How many others are suffering silently would surely push that number higher? And, experts say, it’s women who have the higher prevalence of depression—due to a variety of social and biological factors. On today's episode of the Great Stories Podc…
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Charles Morris took over as speaker and president of the historic Haven of Rest radio broadcast at the turn of the millennium. For a quarter century, Charles Morris has often quoted Ray Ortlund in likening the production of a daily radio broadcast to a freight train — it doesn't stop until you get off. On today's episode of the Great Stories podcas…
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Long time ago, in the African Bush, things were not as they are today. Elephant had a small nose, and Giraffe a short neck - so what happened? It all began with the little animals disobeying their parents. Listen to this lively, story told by Wangari from Kenya to find out more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
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This is the fascinating story of how Jho Low, young Malaysian businessman educated in Harrow formed one of the most notorious and lucrative business partnerships with the Malaysian Prime minister and they syphoned off a jaw dropping $4.5 billion It’s the story of how Jo Lo and his friends spent their ill gotten gains by splashing out on parties, mu…
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Hi everyone, this fortnight's episode we are talking about the physical, mental, and overall health benefits of doing craft in older age. We hope that you enjoy listening, and maybe even decide to take up a craft hobby after listening to this episode! Thank you for listening! Follow us on social media! Instagram: mealsonwheelssa Twitter: mealsonwhe…
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Anansi is keen to join the birds at their feast on a mountain ledge. But can Anansi fly? With a little help from his feathered friends – he can! But once he’s abandoned by the birds, how can he save himself? Listen to this fun ‘How and Why’ story from Ghana, shared by storyteller Tuup, and find out how Anansi learns a very useful skill. Learn more …
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Many are worried about the next generation. Will Gen Z and Millennials follow Jesus? And how do we pray for them? On today's episode of the Great Stories Podcast, David Wollen meets up with Blake Glosson and Kassie McDowell, two young Christians who help answer these questions and more. If you’ve ever been concerned about how the church can reach y…
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Have you ever witnessed an act of kindness so subtle yet profound that it stayed with you forever? That's exactly what we unravel in our latest episode, featuring the story of Rav Shmuel Kamenetzky and his fiery red tie on the solemn day of Yom Kippur. True wisdom often manifests in the smallest gestures, and we're sharing an extraordinary example …
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In this episode, you'll learn-- how James Patterson became the best selling author of the past two centuries how Patterson collaborated with fellow authors to produce more than 100 titles how Patterson used his experience as an advertising executive to inform his marketing efforts for his books how it took Patterson 17 years of writing to reach com…
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Maui the trickster is fed up with Ra the Sun. Ra is so lazy, that he’s always rushing across the sky to get back to his bed again. This leaves the days so short that Maui doesn’t have enough time to do all his chores. Maui and his brothers set out on a quest to capture the sun, and teach him a lesson. But is it possible to stop something so hot and…
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You see them in every church. You might have one in your family. You may even be one yourself. Prayer warriors are faithful saints who lift the needs and requests of others up to the Lord, often serving in the background. They are an invaluable part of any christian community, and we need them now more than ever. On today's episode of the Great Sto…
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This fortnight, we thought that we should unpack the history of food delivery across the world. So, throughout this episode, we will discuss the first meal delivery provided to the King and Queen of Italy in 1889, followed by the first official meal delivery service started in India in 1890, Chinese meal delivery in America during the 1920s, WWII d…
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Originally recorded in 2013, 50 years after the death of C.S. Lewis, Charles Morris had a conversation with Dr. Alister McGrath to shed new light on the most famous atheist-turned-Christian of the 20th century. Dr. McGrath has written one of the most comprehensive biographies on the life of C.S. Lewis. After reading every surviving document Lewis h…
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Can evidence and faith go hand-in-hand? When Lee Strobel was an award-winning journalist for the Chicago Tribune, he would have said ‘no.’ This idea led him down a path to investigate the truth claims of Christianity. The result was life-altering. Many know his story through the bestselling book “The Case for Christ.” Today, Lee Strobel joins Charl…
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We dig deep into Ray Kroc and how he and the Mcdonald brothers created the fast food revolution What was Ray Kroc really like? Was he a shyster, a lucky salesman or true visionary? Is he really a villain as the movie made him out to be-And crucially, did Ray Kroc renege on an agreement to pay the McdOnalds brothers commission on all sales going for…
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Hi everyone, and welcome to our third Bitesize episode for this year! For this fortnightly episode, we wanted to discuss how to navigate technology as an older adult. We hope that this episode is beneficial in some way and clears up some of the difficulties and misconceptions that people have about navigating modern technology. Enjoy listening! Fol…
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Anansi is always boasting about how clever he is. The king is not happy. He decides to set Anansi an impossible challenge - one which will he thinks will get rid of that trickster once and for all. Anansi is confident he can trick anyone out of anything….but can he trick Death - the master trickster? Listen to Wendy Shearer telling this captivating…
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An atheist-turned-Christian, Russell Berger has walked the opposite path that we’re seeing so many young people take today. Whether that’s turning their backs on Christianity for good or adopting a progressive version of the gospel, Russell’s story is a helpful reminder that God is in the business of saving His lost sheep. On today’s episode of the…
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Do you ever feel that everything is against you and unhappiness is following you around like a smelly dog? Well, you’re not alone. In this trickster tale from Poland, nothing seems to go right for a young couple. Until one day, they decide to try a bit of trickery. Can they succeed in banishing misery from their lives? Listen to this tale brilliant…
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Alisa Childers is a former CCM recording artist with the Dove award-winning group ZOEgirl. But once she came off the road in her mid-thirties, she suffered a crisis of faith. The source of her newfound uncertainty and doubt? Her secretly deconstructing pastor. On today's episode of the Great Stories Podcast, Alisa shares the story of her detour int…
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In this episode, listeners will learn-- How Alex Haley learned the craft of writing in the Coast Guard How Haley became the preeminent interviewer of famous African Americans and other celebrities How his first book, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, made publishing history and made Haley a household name How his family story, Roots, won awards and s…
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To mark St Patrick’s Day, Kate Corkery is back with a hair-raising tale about Finn McCool. It’s a quest story stuffed with giants, witches and princes in peril. Can Finn rescue the kidnapped princes from a wicked witch? With a little help from his friends, anything is possible. Warning this story is a teeny bit scary. Learn more about your ad choic…
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Scripture has been interpreted many different ways over the years, but how can you tell the difference between false gospels and the one Jesus lived and taught? On today’s episode of the Great Stories Podcast, Charles Morris and David Wollen are joined by Brandon Kimber, the director and editor of American Gospel: Christ Crucified. Together, they o…
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Brer Rabbit is up to his tricks again – trying to steal water from Brer Wolf’s well. But after he’s caught once, will he be sensible and leave the well alone? You’d think so wouldn’t you, but this is Brer Rabbit we’re talking about. Listen to Baden Prince Junior’s delightful telling of this old tale and see how Brer Rabbit uses his wit to escape fr…
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