A Tale of Two Cities — Charles Dickens
45 EPISODES | LIBRIVOX | Book, ±19 min episode total time 14 hr 59 min
A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens; it is moreover a moral novel strongly concerned with themes of guilt, shame, redemption and patriotism. The plot centers on the years leading up to French Revolution and culminates in the Jacobin Reign of Terror. It tells the story of two men, Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton, who look very alike but are entirely different in character
Anna Karenina — Leo Tolstoy
239 EPISODES | LIBRIVOX | Book, ±9 min episode total time 37 hr 03 min
Two love stories are set against the backdrop of high society in Tsarist Russia. Anna awakes from a loveless marriage to find herself drawn irresistibly to the dashing cavalry officer, Count Vronsky. Levin struggles with self-esteem, and even flees to the country, before gaining courage to return and offer himself to the beautiful and pure Kitty. Through troubled courtships, reconciliations, marriage and the birth of each one’s first child, Anna and Levin experience joy and despair as they each struggle to find their place in the world and meaning for their lives. (Introduction by MaryAnn)
Centenary Radio — Branco, Sbusiso, & Zolothi
16 EPISODES | IKWEKWEZI FM | Podcast, ±1 hr 56 min episode every 4 days
Ikwekwezi FM is bringing you the first ever pop up online radio station called Radio Mandela from 04 July - 05 December 2018. The station will be used as a platform to have in-depth discussions on topics relating to Nelson Mandela from birth to his demise. If you miss a live program, this is where you will get podcast of all the programs.
115 EPISODES | BBC | Podcast, ±11 min episode every 2 days
Daily drama set in Great War Britain. Pure enthralling fiction, set against a backdrop of fact, each 12m episode will be set a hundred years to the day before broadcast, and the series will last the length of the war.
23 EPISODES | BBC | Podcast, ±52 min episode every 1 week, 5 days
Full week’s drama set in First World War Britain, available every Friday. Tracking the fortunes of a group of characters trying to maintain normality on the Home Front.
Janet of the Dunes — Harriet Theresa Comstock
14 EPISODES | LIBRIVOX | Book, ±32 min episode total time 7 hr 37 min
Known primarily for her children's books, Harriet T. Comstock would occasionally depart from that genre and showcase her writing talent in adult prose as well. Janet of the Dunes is one such departure wherein she masterfully takes us into the lives of the bold men and women who tended those life saving stations along the seaboard which many a ship relied upon for their safety. They were simple people, large of heart and as close-knit as a tiny community can and must ever be, and they, above all else, took their duties very seriously. The story revolves primarily around Janet and her "Cap'n Billy Daddy" and how their lives and their devotion to one another are touched by the others within the small circle of people of the dunes, the hills, and the light. (Summary by Roger Melin)
5 EPISODES | METRO FM | Podcast, ±38 min episode every 4 weeks, 1 day
#LiveHisLegacy The Year 2018 marks the Centenary of former President of the ANC, first President of the Democratic South Africa, Nelson Mandela. This year South Africa and the entire globe is organising a range of activities to celebrate and honour the former Statesman. (Source: SABC News - Aasra Bramdeo)
7 EPISODES | RADIO 2000 | Podcast, ±1 min episode every 2 hours
Radio 2000 remembers the life and times of Robert Sobukwe
95 EPISODES | SABC NEWS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS | Podcast, ±1 min episode every 40 weeks, 3 days
48 sec 31 Oct 2016 1995 Nigerian Activist Ken Saro-Wiwa sentenced to death over rights of Ogoniland
"This Day in History" is a daily feature on SAfm.
The Art of War — Sunzi
13 EPISODES | LIBRIVOX | Book, ±8 min episode total time 1 hr 53 min
“The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise written during the 6th century BC by Sun Tzu. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it has long been praised as the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time. The Art of War is one of the oldest and most famous studies of strategy and has had a huge influence on both military planning and beyond. The Art of War has also been applied, with much success, to business and managerial strategies.”