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...

Macbeth - William Shakespeare

Macbeth (/məkˈbɛθ/; full title The Tragedy of Macbeth) is a tragedy by William Shakespeare; it is thought to have been first performed in 1606.[a] It dramatises the...

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...

Hamlet - William Shakespeare

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet (/ˈhæmlɪt/), is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare sometime between 1599 and 1601. It is...

Othello - William Shakespeare

Othello (The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice) is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603. It is based on the story Un Capitano...

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,...

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