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  1. Some books are "once-in-a-lifetime" books.  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is one of mine for reasons I talk about in THIS post. Recently, I read what for me has become another one. Bleak Landing In what feels like a delightful moment of happenstance, I saw it offered for just $1.99 on Amazon, and when I found the audiobook, listened a bit, and promptly decided I'd make it my next listen.  And yep.  I did. Oh, and remember how in Episode 34 I mentioned that you can save money by paying attention to Facebook groups and Instagram? Well... stay tuned for how! Note: Links may be affiliate links that provide me with a small commission at no extra expense to you. Why Bleak Landing Is My Favorite Book of This Year! Bleak Landing. It's kind of crazy, but the title alone grabbed me. I had to find out more about it when I saw that $1.99 sale. Once I heard the audio narration, I was sunk--especially when I saw that with my Kindle Unlimited subscription, I could listen to it free!  SQUEE! I'm so glad I did because now I can buy the paperback as well!  Perfecto, right? This episode is an unusual gush, but a gush it is. I loved Bleak Landing, and I hope talking about it will help me unpack why! Talking about the writing itself, Terrie Todd uses a fabulous blend of simple writing that is deceptively complex. It becomes more and more so as the main character, Bridget O'Sullivan matures. Told in the first person, I loved even that part of it because of how Ms. Todd handled it. Characterization is positively brilliant  I didn't like Bridget after a while, but I loved her and cared about her, and I cheered when I could like her again. In fact, all of the characters possessed dual personalities in that even if we liked or disliked them, there was some aspect that contradicted their primary personality traits.  That kind of complexity worked well--beautifully, even. Prayer, though--this author is big on prayer. I've since listened to another of Terrie Todd's books, and prayer was a big part of it as well--even bigger, actually.  What I love about it is how the author shows that prayer is something we do, but we have no right to expect results. Note:  The writer does this through excellent writing and plotting rather than actual preaching (thankfully!). Spiritual elements in this book are used in practical ways and shown in the lives of the characters rather than inserted to create a "Christian" book.  Instead, they are masterfully woven into the story. Speaking of excellent writing, I saw parallels in Bleak Landing with a couple of other well-known books: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, as previously mentioned and Anne of Green Gables. Bleak Landing is recommended for lovers of excellent Christian fiction, historical fiction, and WWII fiction.  Yes, this book has romantic elements, but it mostly reads almost like light literary fiction.  So beautiful. Like to listen on the go? You can find Because Fiction Podcast at: Apple  Castbox  Google Play Libsyn  RSS Spotify Stitcher
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  4. What Is So Great about Listening to Audiobooks? Audiobooks are one of the fastest-growing segments of the book industry. But why?  Why take up to three times longer to "read" a book listening to it than you would if you just cracked the covers?  Why sometimes pay more for a book?  Just what is so great about them? In today's episode, I'm sharing pros and cons, tips for getting the best deal and listening experience, and even a peek into the production side from my personal experience. So, before we get into what I love and why I think audiobooks are a great way to go for some of your reading time, I first want to acknowledge that there are negatives.  Let’s get that out of the way so we can talk… about talking books! Note: links may be affiliate links that provide me with a small commission at no extra expense to you. Biggest NEGATIVES: It requires your attention. It’s easy to become distracted while listening—especially at first.   That can be annoying, especially when you’re like me and you listen to a lot of mysteries on audio.  Missing that clue can be a killer!  Literally and literarily! A lot of people cite this as the reason they don’t listen to audiobooks.  “I become too distracted and miss stuff.”  Well, I won’t argue.  I did, too—at first.  The rest of that story is actually on the positive side, so I’ll leave it there but this does lead to the next negative. If you do get distracted, or if you lose your place and for some bizarre reason your host didn’t save it, or if you were on an mp3 at home or something, well… yikes! Going backward or forward thirty seconds at a time to find the last place you remember listening is a pain! Expense. Okay, depending on how you listen, audiobooks can be expensive. I’ll talk more about how to find more affordable ones etc., but in general, if you pay full price, you can easily spend 25.00 per audiobook. OUCH!  However, with subscriptions, sales, credits, and all kinds of things that again, I’ll get to later, you can bring that price down low… sometimes to free.  No joke.  However, as an author who has spent THOUSANDS of dollars getting her books on audio, I just want to point out why they’re expensive. You pay someone to write the book. You pay someone to READ the book. That 10-hour book probably took thirty or more hours to produce! You pay a service to put that book up somewhere and host it—like a streaming movie service. It takes space and costs money to hold it there. Everyone needs to get paid. Again, though, with things like subscriptions where credits can be as low as ten or fifteen dollars, you can get that same 25.00 book for the same price as a paperback—and someone is reading it for you.  Grab a bowl of grapes, recline on the chaise longue, and enjoy! Bad narrators: Seriously, this is the worst.  It is why I almost didn’t become an audiobook listener. I had a series I’d always loved—mystery, of course—and decided I was going to listen to the audiobook while I did my workout.  Queued it up, got it going, and about screamed right there on the treadmill.  I hadnt’ listened first.  Barbara Rosenblat had spoiled me. This woman's’ voice wasn’t bad. She just read. SLOW.  Ended at almost 1.5x speed just to make it bearable… and possibly because I wanted it over with. Let’s face it.  A bad narrator for an audiobook can be like a bad movie adaptation of your favorite book. Like Kiera Knightley butchering Pride and Prejudice or something.  Not that I have an opinion on that. Narrators can sound all wrong to us.  They can have voices that personally grate on your nerves, much like certain writing styles.  For example, one of my favorite audiobooks my mom can’t stand.  Why? Because it’s read by folks with British accents. My mother can’t stand British accents and even gets annoyed with CS Lewis because many of his books have British vs. American spelling and it drives her nuts.  ME, I find it interesting how two countries can speak the same language… and not. Biggest POSITIVES Improved listening skills. I put this in a book once because it was such a big deal to me. Here’s the scene: Undaunted, Lauren took a different tack. “Well, if you don’t like mysteries, what do you like? You do read, don’t you?” “I do… but I like audiobooks better.” The words flew out of her mouth before she had a chance to decide that she did actually want to speak them. “So… basically you’re lazy. Got it.” “Lauren!” But Mitchell laughed—a real laugh with crinkles around his eyes and a dimple that she hadn’t seen before. “It’s okay. I used to think that, too.” That caught her attention. “Really?” “Yeah… before I went to school and studied storytelling. An audiobook narrator isn’t the same thing as a storyteller, but the vocal medium is something that resonates with me. I also like it because I can’t “skim” an audiobook. I must listen or it’s difficult to find what I missed, so I tend to pay closer attention to an audiobook than a print copy.” More about Listening... So I talked about how it’s easy to get distracted with audiobooks, but what I didn’t say then was how great it has been for making me a better listener—not just to books but also in general.  Sermons, people, everything. In fact, I went looking for articles to see what they had to say about this and found THIS great one. Among things like how it improves fluency and pronunciation, how it helps with memory, focus, and attention spans, it talked about how it improves critical listening skills.  I can say that is definitely true in my life. Multitasking Another advantage is that you can listen to audiobooks at times you could otherwise not “read.” Driving, walking, working out, cleaning house, when you’re too sick to read but you aren’t sleepy… Sure, you could binge-watch your favorite TV shows over and over, or… you could read the next book in that series you’ve been reading… with your eyes closed! I listen to audiobooks while I'm cooking.  The family often comes in and just waits while I turn off the book so they can chat, but if no one comes in, I get my book "read."  I also listen while cleaning, driving in the car, walking/exercising (hey, it happens!), the works! Different avenues for consuming your media engage more than one sense which is excellent for retention. You can even choose how fast or slow you read! Some people find they enjoy audiobooks more for nonfiction than for fiction.  And vice versa.  I’ve found both are true, but the key is to try both and give it a chance.  I started listening to audiobooks with books I’d already read. It was a way to visit with old friends in a new way and at times I otherwise couldn’t have been reading. Sponsor: This week, to celebrate the release of Christmas on Breakers Point, I'm giving away a free copy as my way to celebrate and  to give one listener a chance to try out audiobooks! If you're reading this at becausefictionpodcast.com, you can find that post to leave a comment and win HERE. My Published Audiobooks are: Ready or Not: narrated by Jennifer Drake Ford Past Forward Volumes 1 & 2: narrated by Sarah Pavelec (future volumes coming soon! Deepest Roots of the Heart: narrated by Thom Rivera Christmas on Breakers Point: narrated by Christa DelSorbo who is working on the next book in that series, right now… Dual Power of Convenience!  It should be out soon, folks! Okay, so what do I Love about Audiobooks? So we’ve talked a little about how I started listening, and I WILL get to the amazing Barbara Rosenblat in a minute, but really started listening when a friend recommended a book I hadn’t had time to read yet. Again, it wasn’t a Christian fiction book—it was The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.  This epistolary novel was read by about five different narrators and seriously, it’s so brilliant that I have no doubt I’ve listened to all eight hours at least ten times.    But here’s the thing.  The reason I have is: A. It’s a brilliant book B. The narrators are awesome. I’ve caught nuances of humor that I might have missed in reading.  Just think about it. I have no doubt I’d have read the book in three hours if I read the paperback.  But listening to it at regular speed (my preference but we’ll get to speed in a second), makes me slow down and allows my brain to really process the words in a totally different way. But yes, some people read at 2 and even 2.5 times the usual reading speed (kind of like me with that horrible narrator). I also love that it engages other parts of my brain like I said up there.  I went from listening to that book to purchasing another one by the same author.  At first, I blamed the narrator for me not liking it, but then I realized I just couldn’t get into the story. Since then, I’ve listened to a whole lot of books!  Most of them mysteries.  I particularly like mysteries because you do have to pay close attention.  That doesn’t come naturally to me, so I improve my listening by choosing mysteries. Anyway, I’ve listened to: All the Amelia Peabody books All the Mrs. Pollifax books Most of D.E. Stevenson's books All of the Lady Hardcastle Mysteries All of the Cherringham Mysteries available on audio as well as the Mydworth Mysteries by the same authors. I’m working on the Daisy Dalrymple from Carola Dunn before I move onto Patricia Fisher by Steve Higgs and then Albert Smith’s Culinary Capers, also by Higgs. But that’s not all!  Christian Fiction I’ve listened to includes: Memories of Glass by Melanie Dobson (GREAT BOOK as well as awesome narration), The Edge of Truth by Kimberly Rose Johnson (also good), Seal of the Sand Dweller by R. Rushing (nice, precise pronunciation that gives it a hint of an African to English accent without being overdone), Grace in Strange Disguise by Christine Dillon (great Aussie accent for those who like accents) And so many more. The Audiobook Production Process: About four or five years ago, I decided to plunge into producing my books in audio with no clue what I was doing. Looking back, it’s a similar route I took in publishing my print and ebooks.  I picked what I thought people would want first, got them going, and did not count the long-term cost. See one thing authors don’t remember is that readers like to “binge” on series and authors’ books.  So, when I finish a book in a series on audio or kindle or print, I want that next one there.  As an author, I forgot that with audiobooks. I SHOULD have had the funds lined up for all of the books in ONE series before I started.  Instead, I went with my two most popular series, expecting to alternate between them and allow both series to pay for the next one.  Well, at this point, I haven't even made back the money I put out in the first place because of that first thing up there—people see that the whole series isn’t there, and they don’t want to go with it until it is.  OOPS! Also, while I KNEW the cost (astronomical. We’re talking hundreds of dollars per finished hour, which is how long it takes to listen once it's produced rather than how long it takes to produce it). I didn’t exactly COUNT it.  I didn’t find out from other authors how long it took to recoup.  If I had, I’d have saved longer and done the audiobooks later. However, some great things have happened and I’ve learned a lot. Past Forward was the first book I did—volume one.  I went with Sarah Pavelec with that series, and I LOVE her as a narrator.  She has the perfect voice for Willow and her enthusiasm for the project really helped.  Unfortunately, she’s crazy busy and just doesn’t have time to get going on more books.  I’ve been waiting for another book for quite a while and don’t know when either of us will get back to that one.  Meanwhile, I think I have a solution to get the rest of those up, which is IMPORTANT to me. Then, as I said, I went on to start the Aggie series.  I really did want each of these to come out one after the other so folks weren’t waiting long.  They’ve been waiting a couple of years, and as busy as Jennifer Drake Ford is (if you’re in California, you’ve heard her voice as the announcer of the next episode of this or that on a few things Death in Paradise for one!  EEP!  She is AMAZING but again, busy, and I really can’t afford her. After that... The publisher of my book, Deepest Roots of the Heart found out that I’d been saving for a specific narrator for that book and GOT HIM for me.  Seriously, Thom Rivera was amazing. He worked so hard to find out how I saw the characters, how I heard them, and he even caught a typo in them. Christa DelSorbo has just started narration—first with my Christmas on Breakers Point, and next narrating for Sally Jo Pitts and her Autumn Vindication—love it so far. Now she's working on Dual Power of Convenience, and Bookers on the Rocks is slated to be released at the same time as the books this January. SQUEE! Also, a friend’s son is practicing at audio narration and he’s using Highlands to do it. Seriously, guys. He’s NAILING my character of Tony in Highlands.  It just goes to show that if you have a love for reading or vocal acting, you can start a career on your own.  :) Things to remember: You can listen to books FREE through places like Hoopla with your library. You can find deals on audiobooks from places like Chirp You can sometimes get lots of book options from places like Scribd (which I always want to call scrib-ed).  If you use THIS LINK, you will get 60 days free (and I'll get free days, too!) Christianaudio.com has free books every month or really deals on them. I got Jamie Jo Wright’s The House on Foster Hill for five dollars! Amazon/Kindle/Audible In case you weren’t aware, Amazon owns the biggest retailer of audiobooks—Audible.  Here are a few things to note there: You can bundle audible books with Kindle books and get GREAT deals. For example, if a Kindle book is on sale for .99, you can often get the audiobook (if available) TOO… for an additional 1.99. So for less than the full price on a Kindle book, you can get them both. If you are a Kindle Unlimited reader, you can often get audiobooks FREE through it. I’ve been listening to a lot of books this way—the Lady Hardcastle Mysteries (not Christian but cleaner than most books) by T.E. Kinsey,  and the Daisy Dalrymple books by Carola Dunn. Some books aren’t that expensive! the Cherringham mysteries by Matthew Costello and Neil Richards and read by Neil Dudgeon (great narrator) are like six dollars for three books.  I really have been enjoying those, but again, not Christian and the latter books in the series have a few more words sprinkled throughout that I didn’t appreciate. Nothing atrocious, but totally unnecessary. Audible Perks You can return an Audible audiobook you hate, just like you can return a kindle book.  Some limitations may apply, but if you don’t abuse the return or exchange policy, they’re eager to ensure you’re happy with your listening experience.  I returned one book that I’d been assured didn’t follow the blechy title.  I was deceived. I returned with no trouble at all. You can try out Audible with TWO free books (instead of their usual one) by clicking my affiliate link below! 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  5. The Because Fiction Podcast Just introducing you to the podcast and what to expect.  Talking about why a podcast, what sorts of episodes you'll find, and how often you'll hear from me! Let's talk books! Links: #BecauseFiction Magazine Chautona.com Avid Readers of Christian Fiction (Facebook) Transcript: Hey, hey, this is the #becausefiction podcast where we chat about all things Christian fiction. I’m your host, Chautona Havig, and long before I was an author I was an insatiable reader. Shocker, right? Since bibliophiles tend to eat, sleep, and breathe books, we sometimes talk about them more than people around us who aren’t readers want to endure, so I thought it was time for a podcast where we did just that—we discuss Christian fiction in general. Specifically. And aaalll the bookness. So, hey, let’s… talk books! Now, for this “episode zero-slash-introduction,” I decided to anticipate a few questions and give you some answers so you know what to expect. So first, I assume…Why a podcast about Christian Fiction? I mean, can’t I just blog about this stuff? And I could. I mean I blog already a lot about things like writing (not on my blog, but elsewhere), about books, and authors, and I do a lot of reviews, and what I love and what I don’t, and where I see things going in the Christian fiction market. You’re right. I do that already. But you see, the blogosphere is limited because you can’t write twenty-minutes worth of reading on a subject and expect people to read all that. It’s too much. And sometimes you just need to talk out an issue. You know how it is when try to send a letter to someone and explain something it ends up all stilted and unnatural—too wordy and not really conveying your heart? But, if you have a conversation, there’s a give-and-take element, even if only one person is doing most of the talking. It pulls out the intensity sometimes. That kind of happens sometimes with books. I mean, sometimes I read a book and I really love it people and it’s hard for me to explain why and why isn’t always the point of a review. That’s more of a "what did you like or not like" about something. Customer reviews have a specific purpose that limits what you can say without spoilers and going too deep into all the nuances. The next customer is just looking to figure out if they want to buy the book. Not all my thoughts about it. This happened with the book All In by L.K. Simonds, who I really hope I can talk into coming on the show. I want to discuss her book with her. Because this is a prime example of a book that I loved but usually I wouldn’t have. There’s stuff in that book that usually turns me off. It’s not a spotless read, it’s messy, there’s language and it has some situations that aren’t my usual book fare! But all that stuff needed to be in there for a reason—it wasn’t gratuitous, or anything—but normally I would have had a problem with it. I didn’t. The book did what it needed to do for the audience it was intended to serve. I had a terrible time conveying that in the review, though, because it’s not the scope of the review. Okay. So we’re going to talk about stuff like that—just chatty and the funny things that I loved, and sometimes about spoilers. I promise I’ll let you know if it’s going to be a spoiler episode and stuff, and I won’t do it often, but it will happen now and then. Or, hey. It might be that I do a regular episode in the first half, and then say, “Okay, spoiler time. If you don’t want spoilers, I’ll see you next week!” Then of course, there’s the obvious question… Aren’t there enough podcasts out there already? I have a Socratic answer for you. Are there enough books out there already? Okay, I rest my case. No really, come on. There’s never too many. If someone wants to talk about books, there’s likely someone who wants to listen. And hey, if I’m the only one showing up, at least I get to talk about books. I’m happy! Life’s good. So that kind of leads into the next obvious question… Can you really talk about books THAT much? All right, sweetie. Let me tell you something… I can talk about ANYTHING that much. All right? Just sayin’. Well, so what’s it going to be like? Well, okay. Here we go. I have this mental picture. This is what I think about when I’m planning these episodes. All right? Picture me helping you clean your kitchen or fold the laundry. Maybe I’m riding shotgun with you on your commute, or sweating myself to death next to you at the gym—no wait. Nuh-uh, no! Don’t picture that. You really don’t want that, and neither do I. So… um.. how about me cheering you on at the gym. Yeah… let’s go with that. I can get with that program. Anywho, while we’re doing this, we’re just talking picture us just talking about books. The latest releases, what’s coming up, what I’ve read, genres we love, tropes we hate, complaining about this writing style or gushing over that one—we’re going to talk about all of it. And it’s going to be fun. Because it’s a podcast, and not a blog, (see how I did that?), you can take me around the house while you’re cleaning, or along for the ride on errands or your way to work, on a walk, or… if you must, to the gym. I’ll bring a clothespin and some Aarid Extra-Dry. I’m helpful that way. You can just be there and listen while you’re already doing something so it isn’t just one more thing to go online and find the thing and ugh. Right? It’ll be fun—so fun! Going back up to what we discussed a minute ago, What’s the difference between what I’m doing here and a book review? Well, for one thing, it’s going to be more than just reviews, we’re going to talk about the best books covering some situation. Like, for instance, the best WWII books that don’t take place in England or America. You know. We might get that specific. Or it might be what the best High Fantasy is in Christian fiction. That’s going to be interesting, because I don’t know! I have no clue. But I can’t wait to explore and talk to you guys and find out! It’s going to be fun. Instead of a regular review, we’ll talk about the books that I love that no one else seems to or… the books everyone else loves that I can’t stand. We’re going to talk about it. Because I have discovered that I’m not alone in some of my dislikes that I think everyone else loves. It’s cool to find people like you! And, when it comes to individual books, BecauseFiction will be more of a rant or rave about the book. I’ll still be kind—no, I’m not throwing the rotten tomatoes or anything—but I’ll be more candid than I would be in a review because this is more than just reviewing. I’m just talking about BOOKS instead of trying to help you decide if you want to buy that book, this is just discussing it for the book’s sake. It’s more like talking about it would with a friend over a cup of coffee (I’m drinking Coke, just thought you should know) or at a book club as opposed to what you would find on Amazon where you’re going, “Oh, do I want to buy this book… well, they said this about it.” It’s going to be… different from that. It’ll be more of a chat. Sooo… that brings us back to, What kinds of episodes will there be? Well, I shared some… but there’s even going to be things like lessons that I’ve learned from specific books. I mean I’ve learned some really cool spiritual lessons from Christian fiction, and I want to share that! I’m going to beg authors to write the things that I want to read that I can’t write. Y’know? I’m going to say, “Oh, I want this book. Isn’t there someone out there that wants to write this book, and I’m going to put out that idea. I’ll get listeners to send in requests for the books they’re looking for, because someone else might say, “Wait! That book exists!” That’s the key here. We’re going to engage. We’re going to talk! It’s going to be fun. Speaking of fun, I think it would be neat to have genre and trope wars with readers where people send in why they like this one better than that one. So some readers will say why this is best, and others will argue for another. We’ll see if anyone “wins.” Hint: Doubt they will. We all love what we love, but it’ll be fun to get to see why folks love what they love! It’s going to be fun! Then we’ll have authors on the show—I hope. I hope they follow through and want to do this. But my goal is to have them on the show so we can talk with them like a friend—like we’re just sitting down somewhere, and it’s like, “Ha! That’s my favorite author!” and the author says, “Hi! I remember you. You bought my book!” And she sits down and chats with us. He tells us about his life, and books and what he’s working on. Maybe she’ll tell us what she quit working on and why she just didn’t like it anymore or what she enjoys doing when she’s not writing. They can tell us where they’ll be at different events so we can meet them in person and talk books with them... in person. Because, you know… oh,! Oh! How about this one… …. We’ll ask authors what their favorite book is… that month. (Because we all know that asking for a favorite book is like asking who your favorite child is, right?) Still, we can torment them a little and ask for their favorite. Ha! That’s fun. Anywho…ha, ha! So… maybe you want to know where the name “BecauseFiction” came from? Now, you might be listening to this in the sidebar at the #BecauseFiction Magazine website, and technically, this is a separate entity. Because Fiction is my podcast, and I’m going to be talking fiction. But, I am connected with the #BecauseFiction Magazine and so we are also going to have these episodes on that website. I chose BecauseFiction for a kind of comical reason. So I was teaching at the SoCal Christian Writers Conference a couple of years ago, and when I got the email telling me the sessions I was supposed to teach, it said, “Fiction.” That’s it. Fiction. And I’m like, what do they want from me? Wait, what? So, when I met my roomie there, she asked what I was teaching, and I was like, “I’m teaching… fiction. Because… Fiction.” And that’s kind of become our phrase when we’re talking about this crazy world I’m a part of. It’s what it is BecauseFiction. So that’s where Because Fiction came from, and when it was time to name the magazine, I was like, “It needs to be that.” Because that’s what it’s all about. It’s about Fiction. So, with that said, I just have to say one thing and then I’ll let you go because this is just supposed to be a short introduction. Hi, how ya doin’! But! I do need to say this. My goal for this podcast isn't’ to replace anything. I’m not trying to replace people’s blogs or my blog. I’m not trying to replace conversation in Facebook groups. I’m not trying to replace anything. That would be really ridiculous. My purpose with this thing is just to expand the conversation about books that’s already going on all over the internet in the book world. Okay? I hope you’ll join me each week, I hope you’ll love the episodes. Please, send me an email at chautona@chautona.com. That’s c-h-a-u-T as in Thom-o- N as in Nancy-a. Chautona@chautona.com with any episode topics that you want to talk about. Send it! If I can do it, I will do it! And, as a reader or an author, if you want to be on the program, send me an email about that, too. We’ll see what we can do! If I can make it happen, I will. Hey, have a good day, and go read a good book.
  6. Discover the unspoken consequences of lockdowns, in many cases worse than COVID. Constitutional expert, author, pastor, and founder of Liberty Counsel Mat Staver discusses the important topics of the day with co-hosts and guests that impact life, liberty, and family.. To stay informed and get involved, visit www.LC.org
  7. In this episode, Dinesh reveals how the Left has gone from campus intolerance to intolerance across all sectors of society, including social media and Hollywood. They are terrified of voices of reason and ridicule.  Thus, Dinesh ridicules them mercilessly with special attention to that homeless Twitter guy Jack Dorsey, “Doctor” Jill Biden and the Obamas. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
  8. Listen to the AD-Free version of this podcast here: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0BRfO7Z1zvnWIvuMEjd8sk Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/asmr-sleep-relax-meditation/id1459683796?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9hNTQyNzIwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/asmr-sleep-relax-meditation RadioPublic: https://radiopublic.com/asmr-sleep-relax-meditation-Gb14xk Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1459683796/asmr-sleep-relax-meditation We are on all major podcasts platforms if you do a search for "Sugafly". you will find our podcasts. ------------------------------------ Welcome to the 229th episode of ASMR Sleep Recordings. In this episode, you will hear the rain falling in the forests. Watch the video version of this podcast (no still images) here: https://sugafly.net/youtube What type of sound do you miss on our podcast? Leave a comment in the review ☔
  9. The world is so noisy right now. So many people are discouraged. We may be heartbroken—but as Christians, we are not without hope. Today I’ll be talking about how to walk in victory, even when you feel defeated.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support
  10. Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission.We chat about what some of our favorite time periods are to read. Here are some of the books and authors I mentioned for each era.WWITerri Wangard, Roll Back the CloudsJ'nell Ciesielski Beauty Among RuinsCarrie Turanksy, No Ocean Too WideVietnam EraJennifer Lynn Cary, Relentless HeartGreat DepressionMichelle Shocklee, Under the Tulip TreeCathy Gohlke, Night Bird CallingCivil WarLynn AustinJocelyn Green, Wedded to WarTamara Alexander, With This PledgeRevolutionary WarHeidi Chiavaroli, The Tea ChestLaura Frantz, An Uncommon WomanBiblical FictionFrancine RiversLynn AustinBarbara Britton, Hannah's JourneyRegina Rushing, Seal of the Sand DwellerLate 1800sJeanette OkeElizabeth Camden, The Spice KingTracie Peterson and Kimberly Woodhouse, In the Shadow of DenaliRegencySarah Ladd, The Light at WyndcliffJulie Klassen, Castaway in CornwallErica Vetsch, The Lost LieutenantWWIISarah Sundin, When Twilight BreaksKristy Cambron, The Paris DressmakerAmanda Barratt, The White Rose ResistsAmanda Dykes, Whose Waves These AreLiz Tolsma, The Refrain Within
  11. Astonishingly, the censored world has become freer than some Americans in their ability to speak. Constitutional expert, author, pastor, and founder of Liberty Counsel Mat Staver discusses the important topics of the day with co-hosts and guests that impact life, liberty, and family- To stay informed and get involved, visit www.LC.org
  12. The annual March for Life event held in Washington, D.C., is going virtual this year. Set to take place on the National Mall on Jan. 29, 2021, organizers announced the move to online because of "heightened pressures" on law enforcement and the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode, find out from host Nadia Joy Schult how you can participate in the virtual event.
  13. Ryan Young of Radio Free Hillsdale exposes the hypocrisy of the left after they spent four years inciting violence and churning hatred. He discusses the devastating consequences of censorship and encourages all Americans to prioritize prayer in their lives!
  14. On the night of his Inauguration, President Biden appeared to break one of his own executive orders he had just signed earlier in the day, by not wearing a mask on federal property. When confronted with a question about it, White House press secretary Jen Psaki stammered her response and changed the subject instead of addressing it, trying to say there are "bigger issues to worry about." What could be more important than the issue Biden said he would address first thing day one?! Support the show: http://www.wbap.com/chris-krok/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
  15. According to Hillary Clinton & MSNBC, “Trump supporters are in a cult and NEED to be de-radicalized.” Chris goes over it all & breaks down how tech purge was just the beginning. PLUS they are coming for ANYONE who supported President Trump like Mike Lindell of My Pillow, the outrage mob is after him now. Support the show: http://www.wbap.com/chris-krok/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
  16. The Washington Post is taking some heat and rightfully so. The Post published a story about then Senator and Presidential candidate Kamala Harris & her actions as California AD. Well the Post scrubbed ALL the BAD things they themselves reported on just one year ago, & are being called out for it. Chris breaks it all down. PLUS some of the things the Washington Post deleted. Support the show: http://www.wbap.com/chris-krok/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
  17. Today on the Matt Walsh Show, Joe Biden made it a Day 1 priority to ensure that boys and girls use the same bathroom, and he made good on his promise. Also Five Headlines including bad speeches and bad poetry at the inauguration, a 100 day mask mandate goes into effect, and a professional video game player suffers a career ending injury. And in our Daily Cancellation, I will cancel the proposed Patriot Party before it even has a chance to exist. 
  18. In President Trump's last few days in office, he issued a declaration that Jan. 22 be known as National Sanctity of Human Life day. In this episode with host Nadia Joy Schult, find out what's so special about the date chosen for this celebration of life.
  19. Over the last three decades, veteran sports journalist Jason Whitlock has worked his way up from local newsrooms to major networks at Fox Sports and ESPN. He’s become one of the most respected — and one of the most hated — sports journalists in the country, especially for his opinions on race. In this episode, Jason and Glenn discuss how the Left uses sports to divide America, Big Tech, China, Nike’s hypocrisy, how LBJ's policies ruined black America, and why President Obama disappointed him. He tells Glenn how a new generation of woke activists have tried to undo his accomplishments and reacts to Deadspin calling him “the racist right’s unwitting attack dog.” While his habit of "wrongspeak" has landed him in trouble throughout his career, Jason says he just loves Jesus, America, and football — in that order. Today's Sponsor Built Bar is better tasting than your favorite candy bar. Don’t give up on your resolution. Built Bar is the answer. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code BECK to get 20% off your next order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
  20. NEW: Dana Loesch's Absurd Truth. Dana’s daily dose of the weird, unusual and the hilarious. Fifteen minutes of absurd fun 5 days a week!Katie Couric says Trump supporters need "deprogrammed", meanwhile Joe Biden nominates a transgender woman as Assistant Health Secretary
  21. Do you know what’s going on in your kid’s school? The three R’s – reading, writing, and arithmetic – have taken a back seat to a fourth R. Max Eden, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, explains what that fourth R is, and why it’s so destructive.
  22. The Left wants to "REPROGRAM" half the country. They believe 75 million people are "bad" people. And they think the right is beyond the beyond? How are we supposed to "heal" as a nation with chatter like this? Plus, Nancy Pelosi tells Hillary Clinton that the country needs a 9/11 style commission.  Meanwhile, the Biden administration is preparing for a massive spending bill... $1.9 billion and he's just getting started. (I'm sorry, did Bernie Sanders take over Biden's spot while we weren't looking?!) This is socialism 101.  And, find out why the world's third-richest man in the world is buying up farmland.  Support the show: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486386652343057/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
  23. 15 Executive orders and none that prioritize the people of the United States of America. THIS IS SOCIALISM. Do NOT miss today's PODCAST. I'm holding this new administration accountable. Our president should never put the WORLD and BIG BUSINESS ahead of the American people. Meanwhile, Antifa STILL not happy. Find out what the anarchists pulled in Portland last night. And, despite all this talk of "unity" -- does anyone buy it? If you're on OUR side, you're united. Lady's Gaga's ridiculous costume...and much more. Join me by downloading today's podcast and get more on https://TrishIntel.com Support the show: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486386652343057/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
  24. Hello everyone, we've got some real problems right now. I want you to download this podcast and make sure to subscribe. These are some challenging and dangerous times. Free speech is in danger of total suppression. Join me at https://TrishIntel.com Support the show: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486386652343057/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
  25. The Left's policies will destroy the American economy and American business and the American family. We need to call them out on this... IMMEDIATELY. They're going to fire 11,000 people from the XL keystone pipeline...and their answer is "they'll find NEW jobs." Meanwhile, a  school in Fairfax, Virgina says the only way to get rid of racism is to no longer just offer merit-based scholarships…James Comey isn't selling any books...and, Bitcoin is suffering from a double-spend scandal. Support the show: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486386652343057/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
  26. 012121 KrisAnne Hall If You Are A Christian You Cannot Support The Following by Kate Dalley
  27. Merry Christmas! Guest co-host S.D. Grimm joins me as we countdown our ten favorite books of 2020.
  28. On this episode I had the pleasure of hosting Jenna Van Mourik! We discussed when books with a Christian message became separated from the general market and how the genre grew and developed over time. We discussed the current state and trends in CF and where it mat go from here!
  29. On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Ryan T. Anderson, the William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow in American Principles and Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation, joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss Joe Biden’s new transgender executive order and the implications it holds for the president’s so-called moderate, unifying agenda.
  30. The left will attempt to manipulate and suppress conservative Americans via this impeachment trial. I can promise this: this trial will backfire against them and their leaders---and solidify the conservative movement in a massive way.  Meanwhile, states are proving, they're not ready to submit. Texas is the first to file suit against the Biden administration as the state questions the constitutionality of one state being finanically responsible for so many new undocumented residents thanks to their illegal crossings. And, a 50-year bond? I guess the left wants to solidify its ability to borrow money... forever. Escalating debt loads will DESTROY the U.S. economy. Please subscribe to my podcast and go to https://TrishIntel.com to get all your news. Support the show: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486386652343057/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
  31. Cancel culture is destroying Hollywood. Celebrities are losing their careers because of their political beliefs, a tweet they wrote years ago, or simply for telling a politically incorrect joke. Comedian Bryan Callen joins Candace in the studio to discuss the dangers of groupthink in entertainment.
  32. Hodgetwins discuss CNN Calling For Censorship of Conservatives. APPAREL // www.officialhodgetwins.com YOUTUBE // www.youtube.com/c/ConservativeTwins --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hodgetwins/support
  33. Charlie Outbact dicusses Big Tech censorship and their loyalty to the left as well as MSM blindly leading the public to a false narrative of the voter fraud and the copu det tat of Covid-19 explaining the diferences and dangers of Capialism vs Socialism. The Deep State and the Globist start their agenda with the American Oligarchy of left marxist and neo-con rhino conservatives against Donald Trump the non-career politician that stand for America and her people.
  34. Marvin Gaye's 1971 masterpiece What's Going On was recently voted by Rolling Stone magazine the greatest album of all time. But one person who was not a fan of that record initially was the head of Gaye's label, Berry Gordy, the visionary founder of Motown. Gordy believed that alienating white audiences and deviating from a proven pop-R&B formula was commercial poison. But even before What's Going On, Gaye and Gordy were at odds, playing out a twisted father-son dynamic that Gaye instilled from his own deeply troubled childhood. Over time, Gaye and Gordy's professional squabbles would spill into their personal lives, as Gaye married (and acrimoniously divorced) Gordy's sister Anna. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
  35. So, NOW, as the coronavirus pandemic reaches its highest level of infection rates, NOW, the left wants to open back up?! Could that have something to do with their guy--and gal---getting elected? Support the show: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486386652343057/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
  36. As Congress pushes for impeachment, Sara describes where the fight for freedom by 75,000,000 Americans should go from here. She guides listeners on how to peacefully fight for our rights against the big tech oligarchs and the swamp.Please visit our wonderful sponsors, including:The Association of Mature American Citizenshttps://amac.us/carter/*Join today and say goodbye to liberal AARP!Home Title Lockhttps://www.hometitlelock.com/Use the code "radio" for 30 days of free protection
  37. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) compared President Trump to Osama bin Laden in a recent interview, saying both men "inspired and radicalized" their supporters to commit acts of violence. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
  38. Sara dives into the stories that were completely censored by social media giants in 2020. She slams the media for continuously spreading lies about President Trump while covering for Biden and his family. Section 230 must be repealed, GOP!
  39. Relax to the calming sound of rain falling through the tree canopy onto the forest floor. Atmospheric peace and tranquility which can help relax the mind and body, enabling greater clarity and a more balanced and productive state.All sounds are original and recorded by myself here on location in beautiful Scotland.Listening with headphones is recommended for fully immersive experience.For enquiries contact : relaxingsoundspodcast@gmail.comRelaxing sounds for yoga, help to sleep, mindfulness, meditation, focus, calming, zen, soothing babies and children and work.
  40. A hug changed this young man’s life. Constitutional expert, author, pastor, and founder of Liberty Counsel Mat Staver discusses the important topics of the day with co-hosts and guests that impact life, liberty, and family. To stay informed and get involved, visit www.LC.org .
  41. After assassinating a man in town, Alexa Silven runs to an abandoned church where her anonymous blackmailer has planted payoff money beneath one of the pews. Moonlighting as an assassin, she struggles against the blackmailer’s threats to expose her violent past and to destroy her rising future as a fashion designer and local celebrity. Discovering and eliminating him is her motivating force. But underneath it all, she wonders if God could ever forgive her. —————————————————————————————— Make sure to connect with us to be the first to know when killer content goes live! —————————————————————————————— Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher  —————————————————————————————— Audiobooks:Audible Apple Books Amazon  —————————————————————————————— Check out the #AlexaSilvenChallenge on TikTok!  —————————————————————————————— Fashion Assassin Podcast is an audio drama podcast of the Alexa Silven Trilogy by C.B. Hoffmann.  Not relying on sex, drugs or cussing, these books are action thrillers driven by mystery, suspense and dangerous twists. All books by C.B. Hoffmann feature amazing messages of forgiveness, repentance and reconciliation. Check out the audio-drama podcast, alive with sound effects, music, and narration by the author, C.B. Hoffmann, Dan Hoffmann, Mark Hoffmann and John Hoffmann.
  42. In this excellent Tolstoy short story, an innocent man is imprisoned for 26 years for a crime he did not commit. Then he is faced with the man who actually framed him for the murder- who begs for forgiveness. This was the story that inspired a book by Stephen King which led to the movie The Shawshank Redemption. Support our show and checkout www.simplisafe.com/1001! Only 14.99/mo- no long contracts-no tools required. This is a great product- highly reviewed (40,000 Amazon reviews)- we recommend it. NEW Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Apple Devices here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-greatest-love-stories/id1485751552 Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Android devices here: ​​https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=479022&refid=stpr.  Get all of our shows at one website: www.1001storiespodcast.com HERE: (main website all 1001 shows) https://www.1001storiespodcast.com or HERE: at Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iwdojx2zx4jj2xj25fwupwrdcxq or HERE at Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-history-challenge/id1482436263 CALLING ALL FANS.. REVIEWS NEEDED FOR NEW SHOWS! REVIEWS NEEDED FOR NEW SHOWS! A SECOND NEW SHOW AT 1001- 1001 HISTORY'S BEST STORYTELLERS- OUR INTERVIEWS WITH SOME OF TODAY'S BEST HISTORY AUTHORS ...LINKS BELOW... all shows available at www.1001storiespodcast.com The Apple Podcast Link for 1001 History's Best Storytellers: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-historys-best-storytellers/id1483649026 The Stitcher.com link for 1001 History's Best Storytellers is:: ​​https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=474955&refid=stpr.  SUPPORT OUR SHOW BY BECOMING A PATRON! www.patreon.com/1001storiesnetwork. Its time I started asking for support! Thank you. Its a few dollars a month OR a one time. (Any amount is appreciated). YOUR REVIEWS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS AT APPLE/ITUNES AND ALL ANDROID HOSTS ARE NEEDED AND APPRECIATED! LINKS BELOW... Open these links to enjoy our shows! APPLE USERS Catch 1001 RADIO DAYS now at Apple iTunes!  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-radio-days/id1405045413?mt=2 Catch 1001 Heroes on any Apple Device here (Free): https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-heroes-legends-histories-mysteries-podcast/id956154836?mt=2  Catch 1001 CLASSIC SHORT STORIES at iTunes/apple Podcast App Now: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-classic-short-stories-tales/id1078098622 Catch 1001 Stories for the Road at iTunes/Apple Podcast now:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-stories-for-the-road/id1227478901 ANDROID USERS- 1001 Radio Days right here at Player.fm FREE: https://player.fm/series/1001-radio-days 1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales:https://castbox.fm/channel/1001-Classic-Short-Stories-%26-Tales-id1323543?country=us 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries: https://castbox.fm/channel/1001-Heroes%2C-Legends%2C-Histories-%26-Mysteries-Podcast-id1323418?country=us 1001 Stories for the Road:https://castbox.fm/channel/1001-Stories-For-The-Road-id1324757?country=us Catch ALL of our shows at one place by going to www.1001storiesnetwork.com- our home website with Megaphon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
  43. Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Implications of Truth Deniers Taking Power. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-implications-of-truth-deniers-taking-power/