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A treasure trove of more than two hundred poems, this gem of an anthology compiled by Mary E Burt is indeed a most valuable set of poems to read or listen to. Published in 1904, Poems Every Child Should Know contains some well-loved verses like Thomas Gray's Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, Lewis Carroll's delightful parody Father William, Felicia Hemans' deeply-moving Casablanca and other favorites. It also has lesser-known but equally beautiful pieces like Henry Wadsworth Longfellow' ...
 
The Andy Ramage Podcast is my attempt to tell the powerful story of stories behind some of our greatest thinkers, thought-leaders, athletes, alcohol-free adventurers and everyday heroes. I want to share with you how they found deep meaning and purpose in what they now do while extracting their greatest wisdom along the way. I hope you enjoy the conversations! To find out more, and to train with me go to www.andyramage.com Andy's bio: Andy is a former professional athlete and CEO of the Arete ...
 
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Kevin Bruyneel confronts the chronic displacement of Indigeneity in the politics and discourse around race in American political theory and culture, arguing that the ongoing influence of settler-colonialism has undermined efforts to understand Indigenous politics while also hindering conversation around race itself. By reexamining major episodes, t…
 
After One Hundred Winters: In Search of Reconciliation on America's Stolen Lands (Princeton UP, 2021) confronts the harsh truth that the United States was founded on the violent dispossession of Indigenous people and asks what reconciliation might mean in light of this haunted history. In this timely and urgent book, settler historian Margaret Jaco…
 
A vast and desolate region, the Texas-New Mexico borderlands have long been an ideal setting for intrigue and illegal dealings--never more so than in the lawless early days of cattle trafficking and trade among the Plains tribes and Comancheros. This book takes us to the borderlands in the 1860s and 1870s for an in-depth look at Union-Confederate s…
 
The paradox of Progressivism continues to fascinate more than one hundred years on. Democratic but elitist, emancipatory but coercive, advanced and assimilationist, Progressivism was defined by its contradictions. In Progressive New World: How Settler Colonialism and Transpacific Exchange Shaped American Reform (Harvard UP, 2019), Marilyn Lake poin…
 
Political Scientist Efrén Pérez’s new book, Diversity's Child: People of Color and the Politics of Identity (U Chicago Press, 2021), explores the term and category “people of color” and how this grouping has been used within politics, but also how it is has been used by those who are classified as people of color. Pérez examines group identity, lan…
 
Perhaps no other symbol has more resonance in African American history than that of 40 acres and a mule--the lost promise of Black reparations for slavery after the Civil War. In I've Been Here All the While: Black Freedom on Native Land (U Pennsylvania Press, 2021), we meet the Black people who actually received this mythic 40 acres, the American …
 
Andrea Warner's Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography (Graystone Books, 2018) tells the story, often in Buffy's own words, of the life of the remarkable artist and activist. Buffy Sainte-Marie's musical career is as varied and fascinating as those of her Canadian contemporaries Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and Leonard Cohen, but he work has no…
 
Through the unique lens of “Indigenized environmental justice,” Indigenous researcher and activist Dina Gilio-Whitaker explores the fraught history of treaty violations, struggles for food and water security, and protection of sacred sites, while highlighting the important leadership of Indigenous women in this centuries-long struggle. As Long As G…
 
Connected: How a Mexican Village Built Its Own Cell Phone Network (U California Press, 2020) is the true story of how, against all odds, a remote Mexican pueblo built its own autonomous cell phone network—without help from telecom companies or the government. Anthropologist Roberto J. González paints a vivid and nuanced picture of life in a Oaxaca …
 
The Mexican Revolution gave rise to the Mexican nation-state as we know it today. Rural revolutionaries took up arms against the Díaz dictatorship in support of agrarian reform, in defense of their political autonomy, or inspired by a nationalist desire to forge a new Mexico. However, in the Gran Nayar, a rugged expanse of mountains and canyons, th…
 
Nilesh Satguru - How lifestyle medicine might save you This is the last episode of the series. My aim for the first series was to warm up the podcast, and discover how our guests found their meaning and purpose in what they now do. Having already launched almost 30 episodes, with tens of thousands of listens it is time to get back to my roots! For …
 
Oaxaca, in the view of the Mexican federal government, was in need of serious reform at midcentury. Reports detailing issues of land ownership, language education, and poverty prompted the Institutio Nacional Indigenista (INI) to pursue a number of reforms to integrate Oaxaca and its people into the nation. But where federal policy met local practi…
 
Jo Roberts - Finding your true-self in the wilderness Jo Roberts is the Chief Executive of the Wilderness Foundation Charity. Jo focuses on the effects of wilderness on developing sound youth leadership built on environmental awareness and ethics, and developing positive wellbeing and mental health in young people who are vulnerable or at risk. The…
 
If you love a bit of alcohol-free then make sure to follow me on Instagram and join me LIVE when I interview my alcohol-free heroes! Click the link below to follow my Instagram so you don't miss a thing! If you know anyone else who might enjoy these conversations please share also share this link - https://www.instagram.com/andyramageofficial/…
 
Diplomatic relationships between Indigenous sovereigns and colonial and settler governments were defined by language. In some cases, cultural divides were narrowed using common metaphors. In others, objects such as wampum belts were employed as visual records of past agreements. Speeches were carefully recorded, copied, and cited in later negotiati…
 
Monday 20th Emma Prideaux - (Alcohol-Free) Non-runner at 40, to potentially UK's fastest EVER! Aged 40 Emma Prideaux was a Mum of three, who had not run since she was 16. Her daughter Rosa, another fantastic athlete, was training with Christian Dailly who you met on the podcast before and if you have not listened to this conversation make sure to g…
 
Catherine Gray is the author of one of my all-time favourite books, “The Unexpected Joy Is Being Sober.”. Not only is this a great quit-lit book, but it’s also a cracking read. Since the runaway success of her first book, Catherine went on to write the Unexpected Joy Of Being Single and Unexpected Joy Of Being Ordinary. So much has happened since w…
 
Cassie has a superpower - kindness. I first met Cassie after delivering my first ever TEDX talk, ‘The Limitless Pill.”. We instantly became friends, and Cassie is a key part of everything I do. Especially now I am turning my focus back towards the alcohol-free space. Cassie is also the founder of alcohol-free essex, a fantastic mum and a wonderful …
 
Freddie Bennett or Freddie Wellies as I like to call him is an Alcohol-Free Superhero, although he is clearly missing part of his superhero outfit as in most photo’s he is half naked. Freddie is also a record-breaker. The fastest ever marathon runner. Dramatic pause. Dressed as a fisherman, wellies and all. During our conversation, Freddie shares h…
 
The controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) made headlines around the world in 2016. Supporters called the pipeline key to safely transporting American oil from the Bakken oil fields of the northern plains to markets nationwide, essential to both national security and prosperity. Native activists named it the "black snake," referring to an anci…
 
Matt Pink, how to socialise without alcohol and LOVE IT! Matt Pink aka Better_Life_Guy is making waves in the alcohol-free space. His social media is inspiring tons of alcohol-free adventures and the sober curious to have fun, be social and love their AF adventure. What I love about Matt’s story is that he trained with me in the early stages of his…
 
Dave Cornthwaite, Say Yes More to adventure! Dave Cornthwaite started saying yes to adventures in his mid-twenties and created a lifetime mission called the Expedition1000 with the aim of completing twenty-five different journeys, each over 1000 miles, spending less than £1000 and using a different form of non-motorised transport. So far he has com…
 
Can new language reshape our understanding of the past and expand the possibilities of the future? The Crime Without a Name: Combatting Ethnocide and the Erasure of Culture in America (Counterpoint, 2021) follows Pitner’s journey to identify and remedy the linguistic void in how we discuss race and culture in the United States. Ethnocide, first coi…
 
Nick Littlehales - World’s first sleep coach, busting the 8-hour sleep myth! Nick Littlehales went from a slumberland sales executive to the world's first-ever sleep coach with Manchester United. Alex Fergeson had heard of his groundbreaking ideas about sleep and performance and brought him in seeking the marginal gains that make all the difference…
 
Jo Hall - Finding the courage to help transform the wellbeing of the NHS Just a few months ago Jo Hall was working extremely hard as part of an NHS team when something happened that was to change the course of Jo’s life. It started with a proactive break from alcohol, which led to a personal development journey and health transformation. As part of…
 
Christian Dailly: Footballer on how to age strong, increase longevity and optimise your weight to feel good and look great! If you want to age strong, protect against disease, reduce inflammation, increase longevity whilst also optimising your weight to look and feel great then you have to hear this message. Christian Dailly, former West Ham and Sc…
 
La Paz's Colonial Specters: Urbanization, Migration, and Indigenous Political Participation, 1900-52 (Bloomsbury, 2021) explores the urban history of one of Latin America’s most indigenous large cities in the first half of the twentieth century. Tracing the expansion of the “extramuro,” indigenous neighborhoods beyond the center of the city in thes…
 
Jenny Thompson - Why growing your own vegetables is our greatest well-being tool When I first read the ‘Blue Zones: 9 Lessons For Living Longer, by People Who Have Lived the Longest’’ by Dan Buettner, which explores the pockets of people who live the longest, healthy and thriving lives, I noticed a trend. Many of these healthy outliers, who were fi…
 
Drew Schapper, PhD rockstar still rocking the after party alcohol-free! There is almost an expectation for our rockstars and creatives to be hardcore partying, addicted messes, who find genius at the bottom of a glass. Drew Schapper followed the well worn path to the verge of destruction. But something happened, which we will explore during our con…
 
Kate McAleer is an owner and founder of Bixby & Co., an artisan confectionary producer located in the historic working waterfront of Rockland, Maine. Bixby & Co. was founded in 2011 to produce and sell unique natural and organic chocolate products. The first Bixby products were developed after experimentation and trial and error in the family kitch…
 
In Everything Ancient Was Once New: Indigenous Persistence from Hawaiʻi to Kahiki (U Hawaii Press, 2021), Emalani Case explores Indigenous persistence through the concept of Kahiki, a term that is at once both an ancestral homeland for Kānaka Maoli (Hawaiians) and the knowledge that there is life to be found beyond Hawaiʻi’s shores. It is therefore…
 
Jules Evans: Philosopher and author of a book that transformed my life Every now and then you read a book that changes your life. Jules’s Evan’s book, “Philosophy For Life And Other Dangerous Situations” did that for me. I knew nothing about the great philosophers, although, without me knowing, their wisdom had already made a huge impact on my life…
 
Why EVERYONE must strength train We lose 10% of our muscle mass every decade after 40. If we don’t use it we lose it. A strong body supports a strong mind, plus you look great! In my opinion, the gyms of the world should be full of 60,70,80 & 90-year-olds. Forget battering yourself with HITT sessions and high-intensity workouts. Start something tha…
 
Adrian Webster - Milkman to Motivational Guru When you witness someone performing at their peak it’s a beautiful thing, whether that's on the sporting field, in business or when delivering a speech. This week's guest Adrian Webster is one of the greatest motivational speakers I have ever seen. Every month I invite a special guest speaker to host a …
 
Elder Little Brown Bear (Ernest W Matton) is a spiritual ambassador who blends Traditional teachings with mainstream information to provide holistic healing approaches for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community members and professional disciplines. What wisdom teachings does he have to offer for healing and the current state of the world at large?…
 
You can achieve whatever you desire if you have just three things. Time, consistency, and ability to handle failure Let me explain: As Bill Gates once said, “We tend to massively overestimate what we can achieve in a year and underestimate what we can achieve in a decade.” You can achieve virtually anything in 10 years - fact. It would be totally p…
 
Dr Alan Desmond: Starting a Plant-Based Revolution You will often hear me say what matters most about nutrition is that you care about what you eat. If you care about what you fuel your body and mind with, you’re on the right track regardless of the style of food you choose. Whether that's Mediterranean, paleo, vegetarian or vegan. If you care, you…
 
There is one way to make every day a great day, and that’s to feel grateful. Gratitude is a superpower emotion that dissolves negativity and connects us with the positive. Not in a happy-clappy way. In a real deep meaningful way. I would love to know what is the one thing you are grateful for today?Von Andy Ramage
 
A powerful message that keeps being retold on the podcast is how our greatest struggle can often turn out to be our greatest gift. One of my first guests, Shahroo Izadi, the UK's answer to Brene Brown, was addicted to food from the age of 10 and wrestled with this problem for years. Shahroo now finds deep meaning and purpose in helping others to tr…
 
A city of modest size, Providence, Rhode Island, had the third-largest Native American population in the United States by the first decade of the nineteenth century. Patricia E. Rubertone's Native Providence: Memory, Community, and Survivance in the Northeast (University of Nebraska Press, 2020) tells their stories at this historical moment and in …
 
When I first started my alcohol-free (AF) adventure back in February 2014 AF-drinks were hard to find and tasted average at best. Today, they taste better than the alcoholic ones!! This is because the alcohol-free revolution is here. The reason for the explosion of AF drinks is that we are demanding quality grownup beverages that don’t contain the …
 
Here’s my definition of success: Someone who is leading a vibrant, energised life full of contribution and purpose often in service of others. As part of my research over the last 10 years I have noticed several habits that most successful people use. They plan and then plan some more, often using a journal to start their day full of purpose and in…
 
Don’t do what the 80% are doing I refer to the brilliant Mark Twain, “When you find yourself on the side of the majority it's time to pause and reflect.” Just because the majority do it does not make it right. Here’s an idea. What if they all have it wrong? What if we have discovered something on the fun side of the island that is so powerful but t…
 
Do you experience a constant digital tug towards your technology? Do you check your emails way more than is necessary? Do you double screen by flicking through your phone whilst watching TV? Have you forgotten what it's like to be bored or to simply switch off? If so you might be heading towards digital burnout and today's guest experienced exactly…
 
California is often used as a synecdoche for the United States itself - America in microcosm. Yet, California was, is, and will always be, Native space. This fact is forcefully argued by Damon Akins and William J. Bauer, Jr. in We Are the Land: A History of Native California (University of California Press, 2021). Akins, an associate professor hist…
 
The no1 thing to know about positivity is that it's a skill you can learn and then train. Just imagine through your own efforts you can become more positive and avail of the benefits this offers such as improved health, happiness, income and recent studies show you will even live longer! Here are some quick positivity tips: List three things you ar…
 
Episode 2. LIVE: HELP I’ve lost my motivation Don’t panic, it happens to us all. I clearly remember writing my second book, “Let’s Do This”, which is all about the science of motivation and thinking - I need some bloody motivation to finish this book, if only there was a book I could read” haha! It's true. We all lose our mojo at times, so I want y…
 
What if there were another way, a way that obliterates shame, and leads to lasting change, empowerment and happiness? Let me introduce today’s guest who has discovered that kindness is the key that can transform your life. Meet Shahroo Izadi, recently dubbed at the UK’s answer to Brene Brown, who is a speaker, coach and author of the brilliant “The…
 
During the years of the Early Republic, prominent Native leaders regularly traveled to American cities--Albany, Boston, Charleston, Philadelphia, Montreal, Quebec, New York, and New Orleans--primarily on diplomatic or trade business, but also from curiosity and adventurousness. They were frequently referred to as "the Chiefs now in this city" durin…
 
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