This episode of The Adventures of Sam Spade first aired on September 3, 1950.Dashiell Hammett´s classic detective burst out of the pages of The Maltese Falcon and into his own radio series on July 12, 1946. Featuring Howard Duff as Spade and Lureen Tuttle as his faithful secretary, Effie, the series appeared on three different radio networks: ABC (1946), CBS (1946-49), and NBC (1949-51). Toward the end of the series´ run, Steve Dunne replaced Howard Duff in the title role. The program won a 1947 Edgar Award for Best Radio Drama. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000166/rt_radi_000166_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, Imagine a farm five stories tall, powered by the sun, watered by the rain. Cabbage and carrots, tomatoes and eggplant grow on living walls. Tens of thousands of fish swim in aquaponic tanks. In this hour, the urban farm of the future gets real. Also, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, MacArthur genius Will Allen is growing food for the inner city -- and a new politics of food and farming. And yet another thing French children do better: eat! [Broadcast Date: June 13, 2012] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/120613/rt_tbon_120613_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dr. Paul Farmer, the subject of a new book, and fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi on this edition of Fresh Air. Farmer is an infectious disease specialist, a medical anthropologist, and a recipient of the MacArthur ´´genius´´ grant. He divides his time between Harvard Medical School where he is a professor, the Brigham & Women´s Hospital in Boston where he is Chairman of the Division of Social Medicine, and Haiti where he founded the medical care organization, Partners in Health. Farmer is the subject of the book Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World, by Pulitzer prize winning author Tracy Kidder. Isaac Mizrahi is part of a new Turner Classic Movie series Style in Motion in which six fashion designers host an evening of classic Hollywood films which influenced their careers. Mizrahi hosts the films The Women (1938), Darling (1965), Roberta (1935), and Blow-Up (1966). (The series runs Monday nights in October. Mizrahi´s night is October 13th). (Broadcast Date: September 25, 2003) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/030925/rt_whyy_030925_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An extraordinary tale of desire, betrayal, and death from Britain´s longest running and best loved radio serial. Wealthy, philandering gentleman farmer Brian Aldridge embarked on a casual fling with freelance translator Siobhan Hathaway, but what ensued was the most explosive affair in the history of Ambridge. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Collingwood, Angela Piper, Caroline Lennon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/001843/rt_bbcw_001843_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Patricia Gallimore and Miriam Margolyes star in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the classic comic novel. Strong of will and slender of ankle, 20-year-old orphan Flora Poste is blessed with every virtue save that of being able to earn her own living. Casting around for suitable relatives with whom she can make her home, Flora alights on the mysterious Starkadders and, ignoring the horrified shrieks of her friends, heads down to darkest Sussex. There she is confronted by an exceptionally odd cast of characters: grief-stricken Judith, fervently religious Amos, the lusty, smouldering Seth, wild and mysterious Elfine and, of course, the invisible tyrant Great Aunt Ada Doom, who saw something nasty in the woodshed. Many would be overcome by the simmering passions of the Starkadder family, but not Flora. All they need is a little organising. Stella Gibbons´ deliciously witty parody has been delighting readers since 1932 and retains its original sunny charm in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patricia Gallimore, Miriam Margolyes, Elizabeth Proud, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002703/bk_rhuk_002703_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this edition: Daniel Griswold and Peter Van Doren on the upcoming farm bill; John Mueller on our overblown fears of terrorism; Thomas Ricks on failures of leadership in Iraq; Robert Levy on how libertarians differ from conservatives on the Constitution; Thomas Firey on the phenomenon of Obama-mania; and Robert Amsterdam on anti-market and anti-democratic policies in Russia. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill McGregor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/cato/070201/sp_cato_070201_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this edition: Ian Vasquez and James Dorn on the state of economic freedom in the world; Stephen Slivinski on the GOP and supersized government; Roger Pilon on the Constitution and property rights; Cal Dooley on the federal government´s misguided farm policy; Arnold Kling on why health care costs so much; and Robert Pape on the motivations behind suicide terrorism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill McGregor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/cato/061001/sp_cato_061001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With the nation gripped by Love Island fever, the show´s most popular contestant ever shares his unique take on the world in an audiobook that will be hilarious, endearing, heartfelt and as lovable as its author. Chris Hughes walked away from the sizzling hot, smash hit show Love Island as its biggest star. Viewers fell in love with this cheeky, happy-go-lucky guy who surprised people by being unafraid to show his vulnerable side just as readily as having a laugh with his mates in the sun. They were captivated by the roller-coaster relationship between Chris and girlfriend Olivia and entertained by the bromance that developed between Chris and best pal Kem. But what really makes Chris tick? What made this down-to-earth country lad swap life on the farm with his family for red carpets and newspaper front pages? Chris reveals all about his life before the hit reality TV show and how the crippling anxiety he has suffered from before still haunts him to this day. He shares how he has found fame and adjusted to his new life as well as the things he is learning about himself as his life is put under the spotlight for all to see. With his trademark sense of humour and way with words, this is Chris´ take on the world, his life laid bare. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Hughes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001408/bk_hodd_001408_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Created by Blake Edwards (of Pink Panther fame), Richard Diamond, Private Detective came to NBC radio in 1949 starring film actor and crooner Dick Powell. Powell had recently played Philip Marlowe in the popular RKO film Murder My Sweet and jumped at the chance to play a suave detective on radio. Richard Diamond was a light-hearted New York-based private eye who enjoyed ribbing the cops and singing songs to his millionairess girlfriend, Helen Asher (played by Virginia Gregg). Its theme ´´Leave it to Love” was whistled by Powell at the beginning of each episode. Powell’s company (Four Star Television) produced a TV version of Richard Diamond, Private Detective for CBS in 1957. David Janssen, who would later gain fame as Dr. Richard Kimble on The Fugitive was cast as TV’s Richard Diamond. Sam, Diamond’s beautiful secretary in the TV series, was only shown from the waist down. Those beautiful legs belonged to Mary Tyler Moore, as well as other actresses. 8/23/50 ´´The Farmer-Evans Murders Case” 9/6/50 ´´The Misplaced Laundry Case” 2/2/51 ´´The Caspary Case” 2/16/51 ´´The Grey Man” 2/23/51 ´´The Lady in Distress” 12/28/51 ´´The Plaid Overcoat Case” 1/25/52 ´´The Al Brenners Case” 2/1/52 ´´The Garrabaldi Case” 2/8/52 ´´The Eddie Burke Case” 4/4/52 ´´The Enigma of Big Ed” 6/7/53 ´´The Cover-Up Murders” 6/28/53 ´´The Rifle Case” 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/010886/bk_brll_010886_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.