North By Northwest: Paula Poundstone Live!

Award-winning comedian Paula Poundstone is legendary for her spontaneous wit and razor-sharp humor. She is a popular panelist on NPR's Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me! and tours...

The Doomsday Calculation How An Equation That Predicts the Future Is Transforming Everything We Know About Life and the Universe

In the eighteenth century, the British minister and mathematician Thomas Bayes devised a theorem that allowed him to assign probabilities to events that had never happened before....

Head in the Cloud Why Knowing Things Still Matters When Facts Are So Easy to Look Up

The real-world value of knowledge in the mobile-device age.More people know who Khloe Kardashian is than who Rene Descartes was. Most can't find Delaware on a map, correctly spell...

William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth (1770–1850) was born in Cockermouth, in the Lake District. His Lyrical Ballads, written in collaboration with Coleridge, was published in 1798, and shortly...

William Blake

Naxos AudioBooks begins its new series of Great Poets – represented by their most popular poems – with William Blake, whose 250th anniversary of birth falls this year. This...

William Shakespeare - Sonnets

A selection of sonnets by William Shakespeare. There are 24 in number in this first selection. They are in order: 18, 33, 11, 3, 5, 6, 29, 10, 22, 2, 4, 7, 1, 9, 27, 8, 30, 116,...

The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness

Is there a secret to happiness? Beloved comedian Paula Poundstone conducts a series of "thoroughly scientific" experiments to find out, offering herself up as a guinea pig and...

William McGonagall

The idiosyncratic Scottish poet William Topaz McGonagall has the unusual reputation as one of the worst poets in the English language with rhymes and rhythms that produce mirth...

William Wordsworth Selected Poems

"William Wordsworth - Selected Poems" is a selection of popular poems by William Wordsworth, which all describe an experience (what Wordsworth termed "the spontaneous overflow of...

William Wordsworth Selected Poems

"William Wordsworth - Selected Poems" is a selection of popular poems by William Wordsworth, which all describe an experience (what Wordsworth termed "the spontaneous overflow of...

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