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BW – EP69: From Antarctica To India With Gratitude and Announcements

BW – EP69: From Antarctica To India With Gratitude and Announcements

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In Breaking Walls Episode 69, I talk about some of the things I’m most grateful for this year. For the past four months I’ve been working on a podcast that will launch in January on The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/?menu=1300. These 17 goals are an incredibly important initiative to end world poverty, reduce inequality, provide climate action, take care of life on land and below water, and create a more sustainable, economical rising world that’s better educated and gender equal. Through the podcast I’ve met people like Robert and Barney Swan of 2041 http://www.2041.com. Rob’s the first man to ever walk to both the North and South Poles. He (now 61) and his son Barney (23) are currently walking the 600 mile journey to the South Pole using only…
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BW – EP68: Psalm For A Dark Year—An Ode for Giving Thanks In Honor of Norman Corwin

BW – EP68: Psalm For A Dark Year—An Ode for Giving Thanks In Honor of Norman Corwin

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In Breaking Walls Episode 68, we welcome November’s theme of “Gratitude” with an interactive look back at Norman Corwin’s radio plays, originally heard on U.S. radio around Thanksgiving of 1941. There are a lot of parallels that could be drawn from 1941 in 2017. That’s a scary thought! Perhaps the world isn’t in nearly as bad of a place today as we imagine? If we want to learn some lessons from the Americans that lived 76 years ago, radio—the main entertainment medium of the day—seems like a good place to start. Featured on today’s episode will be: The Columbia Workshop - Pslam for a Dark Year, originally broadcast on 11/9/1941 The Screen Guild Theater - Between Americans, originally broadcast on 12/7/1941 We Hold These Truths - originally broadcast on 12/15/1941…
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BW – EP67: Chasing Summer—Recording Artist Brodie Jaymz

BW – EP67: Chasing Summer—Recording Artist Brodie Jaymz

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Breaking Walls Episode 67, we’ve got a return guest in Staten Island based recording artist Brodie Jaymz. Brodie was a guest on Breaking Walls episode 26 in October of 2015, and Breaking Walls episode 42 in October of 2016. The reason for the third October conversation in three years? Brodie has recently released a new LP, entitled Chasing Summer (available on all major music outlets). Brodie and I get into his inspiration for, and execution of, the album, what’s been going on in his life, and what new growth has occurred since the last time Brodie and I sat down to talk. WallBreakers Links: Social Media - @TheWallBreakers URL - http://thewallbreakers.com Online Store - http://jamesthewallbreaker.com/shop/
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Stunning Photos of Calcified Birds and Bats Found at African Lake

Stunning Photos of Calcified Birds and Bats Found at African Lake

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These unusual photos, just in time for Halloween, showcase five creatures: a stony swallow, a mummified bat, an eagle, a flamingo, and a dove, all calcified along northern Tanzania's Lake Natron (map), which contains so much soda and salt that it would "strip the ink of my Kodak film boxes in a few seconds," according to photographer Nick Brandt.   Lake Natron is located near a volcano, which spews alkali-rich natrocarbonatites that end up in Lake Natron via rainwater runoff. Brandt had found the creatures upon the shore, perfectly preserved by the lake. Apparently, the creatures are so calcified that if you pick them up, their bodies will remain in the same position they were found in. Though not evident in these black-and-white photographs, Lake Natron has has a distinctly red color, which…
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BW – EP66: An Interactive History of Suspense—Radio’s Outstanding Theater Of Thrills

BW – EP66: An Interactive History of Suspense—Radio’s Outstanding Theater Of Thrills

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In Breaking Walls episode 66, we weave the history of radio's outstanding theater of thrills, Suspense, into an story told by producer and directors William Spier, William N. Robson, and Elliot Lewis, and actors and actresses June Havoc, Cary Grant, Vincent Price, Hans Conreid, Howard Duff, Robert Taylor, and Cathy Lewis. Suspense aired on CBS Radio from June 17, 1942 to September 30, 1962. Over 900 of the 945 episodes survive, many in high quality. The production value for the shows between December of 1943 and June of 1954 was amongst the highest in radio. CBS featured Suspense in a prime-time time slot for over a decade. These shows offer the best scripts starring the best actors and actresses. They’re definitely worth a listen, especially with Halloween coming up. You…
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