The thrill of victory… the agony of defeat. And the human drama of athletic competition. We love sports. And every 4 years we get the pleasure to watch amateur athletes, at the top of their game, compete in the Olympics. And that got us thinking about competition. Because that’s what it’s about, right? [Broadcast Date: August 15, 2012] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/120815/rt_tbon_120815_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, Aimee Mullins is an athlete, fashion model and activist who uses whichever of her 12 pair of prosthetic legs is appropriate for the task at hand. Next, commentator Erika Monroe-Kane reflects on the appeal of driving really fast.Then, Kate Sekules is the author of The Boxer’s Heart: How I Fell in Love with the Ring, and a former professional boxer. She tells Anne Strainchamps how she got into the sport, why she enjoyed getting really strong, and how she coped with her anger during bouts. She still thinks there’s a lot to admire in women’s boxing.After that, Melissa Joulwan is the author of Rollergirl: Totally True Tales from the Track. And she ought to know. Joulwan plays for a roller derby team under the name ´´Melicious.´´ She tells Anne Strainchamps why the sport´s enjoying a renaissance, and why most of the players are feminists who enjoy playing with the sexual and warrior imagery.Following that, Tina Bertoni provides a commentary on what it was like to hunt a bear.Next, Kim Hiss tells Anne Strainchamps about her first hunt. Kim Hiss is an Associate Editor for Field and Stream Magazine and blogs as Huntress.And finally, Jennifer Shahade is the author of Chess Bitch: Women in the Ultimate Intellectual Sport. She tells Anne Strainchamps where the title of her book came from. Obviously the word ´´bitch” occurs throughout this interview but always in reference to the book title. It is never used as profanity. [Broadcast Date: August 3, 2012] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/120803/rt_tbon_120803_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ron Barr interviews Pro Bowler Morten Andersen about whether he thought he’d play in the NFL for as long as he did, his initial thoughts about the game of football and how he played for so long. This interview took place on December 2nd, 2005. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Barr, Morten Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/spby/170116/rt_spby_170116_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Colgate Sports Newsreel was a radio program focusing on sports. It has been called ´´one of the most successful and most listened-to shows in radio history´´ and ´´one of radio broadcasting´s most entertaining and engaging programs.´´ However, much of the information reported as fact was actually fiction. The program was first broadcast in October 1939, on NBC Blue. Although Colgate dropped its sponsorship in June 1951, the show continued on NBC as Bill Stern´s Sports Newsreel through September 1953. It then switched to ABC, where it ran until June 1956. During World War II, the Newsreel was among the programs that NBC rebroadcast by transcription to members of the United States armed forces stationed abroad. Bill Stern, the star, made the program memorable with his enthusiastic, dramatized delivery. He was already both the narrator of MGM´s News of the Day newsreels and a sports announcer. Thus the format of this program came naturally. For most of its run, the show was sponsored by Colgate brushless shave cream. The opening theme ´´was sung in barbershop quartet style to the tune of ´Mademoiselle from Armentieres´´´ and mentioned the sponsoring product prominently. Although the singing group was not named in the program, a news brief announcing the show´s launch in 1939 identified it as the Armchair Quartette. The theme´s lyrics varied a bit over the years, but the basic form was as follows: Bill Stern the Colgate shave-cream man is on the air. Bill Stern the Colgate shave-cream man with stories rare. Take his advice, and you´ll look keen. You´ll get a shave that´s smooth and clean. You´ll be a Colgate brushless fan. Celebrity guests include Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, Doris Day, Babe Ruth, Joe Lewis, Roddy McDowell, Casey Stengel, Ted Williams, and more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Stern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045675/bk_acx0_045675_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The second in the series. Trevor and Sammy are the movers and shakers at agency TS Sports Stars. Yet although friends for 20 years and business partners for nine, they are chalk and cheese: Trevor (Neil Pearson) is a thoughtful, decent, and sensitive ´´new man´´; Sammy is a foul-mouthed, unreconstructed, aggressive dealmaker. Trevor is the worrier, Sammy the warrior. Writer Andy Hamilton´s radio credits include Old Harry´s Game. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Pearson, Paul Reynolds. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/001787/rt_bbcw_001787_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The third in a series of plays inspired by stories from the Arabian Nights. Shared roots and scattered families in the melting pot of modern Jerusalem. Tired after a stressful trip, Ajib is stopped by security officers as he tries to fly out of Ben Gurion airport on his way home to the U.S. They don´t think his story adds up. Can he make them believe him? And does he actually know the whole story himself? Starring Sirine Saba, Kevork Malikyan, William El-Gardi, Betsabeh Emran, Zubin Varla, Allan Corduner, Kelly Beresford, Stefan Kalipha, Mozaffar Shafie, David Seddon and Rufus Wright. Directed by Mary Peat. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sirine Saba, Kevork Malikyan, William El-Gardi, Betsabeh Emran, Zubin Varla, Allan Corduner, Kelly Beresford, Stefan Kalipha, Mozaffar Shafie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005569/bk_bbcw_005569_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The complete second series of the smart and surreal sketch comedy from Tom Basden, Stefan Golaszewski, Tim Key, and Lloyd Woolf. In the second BBC Radio 4 series of Cowards, a whole new batch of hapless and hopeful nearly-men battle with the challenge of everyday life, doing their very best to meet the demands of the modern world. Bikes start talking, genies appear that force you to guess what your three wishes are, bridges across the channel are built out of Lego, Parky loses it and a young man tries to audition for Barbara Windsor´s part in EastEnders. There are also new creatures made from splicing a cow with an apple, social experiments into squatting while on the pull, wedding proposals in PC World, a sightseeing tour around Guantanamo Bay and a Garden of Eden where it rains chocolate and cows sing. Wry, left-field observations and detailed characterisation make this, their BBC Radio 4 series, a joyous and memorable sketch show experience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Basden, Stefan Golaszewski, Tim Key, Lloyd Woolf. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/002621/rt_bbcw_002621_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this edition: Tom Palmer and Robert Levy on a victory for gun rights; Stephen Slivinski on the new budget; Daniel Mitchell on the hidden costs of big government; Alan Oxley on Oxfam´s anti-growth agenda; Stefan Halper on ´´big idea´´ foreign policy; and Michael Tanner and Dick Armey on the problem with conservatism today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill McGregor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/cato/070401/sp_cato_070401_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dan Griswold and Jim Harper on immigration and security. Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) on national education standards. Takis Michas on the Greek tragedy. Scott Bullock on civil asset forfeiture. Stefan Halper on the rise of China and its implications for the West. John Samples on the struggle to limit government. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/cato/100601/sp_cato_100601_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.