In October 1964, as the "British Invasion" of pop music came into its own, Playboy Magazine assigned Jean Shepherd to travel with, and interview, the Beatles on their tour of the United Kingdom.
Shepherd also took advantage of his assignment to further travel the UK on his own, exploring from Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands to London with a portable recorder to record material for use on his own syndicated radio program. The result is a fascinating audio documentary of the UK at a distinct point in time, with Shepherd offering commentary and musings uniquely his own on the popular culture and mores of the day.
A 2016 Grammy nominee for Best Spoken Word Album
Dick Cavett is back, sharing his reflections and reminiscences about Hollywood legends, American cultural icons, and the absurdities of everyday life
In Brief Encounters, the legendary talk show host Dick Cavett introduces us to the fascinating characters who have crossed his path, from James Gandolfini and John Lennon to Mel Brooks and Nora Ephron, enhancing our appreciation of their talent, their personalities, and their place in the pantheon. We tag along as Cavett spends an afternoon with Stan Laurel at his modest apartment in Los Angeles, spars with Muhammad Ali at his training camp, and comes to know a young Steve Jobs—who woos him to be Apple's first celebrity pitchman. He also offers piquant commentary on contemporary politics, the indignities of travel, the nature of comedy writing, and the utter improbability of being alive at all.
On his talk show, Cavett welcomed the leading figures from film, music, theater, literature, comedy, sports, and politics, and engaged them in conversation that made viewers feel that the discussion was taking place in their own living rooms. Jimmy Fallon, the new host of The Tonight Show, has called him "a legend and an inspiration" and has written a foreword that makes clear the debt that today's talk show hosts owe to Dick Cavett. Brief Encounters opens the door on how Cavett's mind works and what it is like to live in his world.
To spend a few minutes, or an hour, or even a whole evening with Dick Cavett is an experience not to be missed, and now there's no reason to deny yourself. Settle in, and enjoy the conversation!
These classic stories, taken directly from the text of the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, will delight and inspire children before bedtime or on the go.
Collection Includes From The Old Testament
The Creation, The Garden of Eden, The Serpent in The Garden, Cain and Abel, Noah's Ark, Abraham Sacrifices Isaac, Jacob and Esau, Joseph and His Brothers, The Birth and Youth of Moses, Moses at the Burning Bush, The Plagues of Egypt, Crossing the Red Sea, The Ten Commandments, Battle of Jericho, David and Goliath, King Solomon's Wisdom, Elijah and the Priests of Baal, Daniel in the Lion's Den, Jonah and the Whale
Collection Includes From The New Testament
The Angel Appears to Mary, The Birth of Jesus, The Wise Men, Jesus in the Temple, The Baptism and Temptation of Jesus, The Wedding at Cana, The Sermon on the Mount, Jesus Restores Jairus's Daughter to Life, The Feeding of the 5,000, Jesus Walks on Water, The Good Samaritan, The Prodigal Son, Lazarus is Raised from the Dead, Jesus's Last Week, Stories of Peter, The Conversion of Paul, The New Heaven and The New Earth