21 episodes

All we have to comfort, guide us and sustain us in this straggling path called life are the radiant whispers that we grasp as a distant “sunrise of wonder” in our spiritual practice, in great works of literature, music, art, and in nature and blue skies. These are the Radiant Whispers. That's what this podcast is about. We will talk about culture and society, about ancient and modern history, literature and art with dramatized readings of poetry, fables, theatre, novels and stories. Subscribe -let's find radiant whispers everywhere.

Radiant Whisper‪s‬ Gabriel Porras

    • Society & Culture

All we have to comfort, guide us and sustain us in this straggling path called life are the radiant whispers that we grasp as a distant “sunrise of wonder” in our spiritual practice, in great works of literature, music, art, and in nature and blue skies. These are the Radiant Whispers. That's what this podcast is about. We will talk about culture and society, about ancient and modern history, literature and art with dramatized readings of poetry, fables, theatre, novels and stories. Subscribe -let's find radiant whispers everywhere.

    Human Voices In The Stars

    Human Voices In The Stars

    Did you know human voices are travelling in interstellar space right now, beyond the
    confines of our Solar System?
    This is a fascinating story of human achievement and endeavour, and a tribute to the
    unique power of the human voice, “our exquisitely individual and intimate footprint in
    the universe”.

    • 12 min
    Demosthenes Howls At The Sea

    Demosthenes Howls At The Sea

    Demosthenes Howls At The Sea by Gabriel Porras

    • 13 min
    Plato: Allegory of the Cave

    Plato: Allegory of the Cave

    At the beginning of chapter VII of his seminal work The Republic, Plato talks of a group of people who live in a cave, enslaved with chains around their neck and feet. They have never left the cave; the dark and humid walls of the cave, and the stale air inside, are all they know and breathe. They have never seen the outside world; all that their eyes ever witness are the shadows cast on the cave wall by a bonfire that burns behind their backs.

    Join me as we ponder on this beautiful allegory of life, knowledge and enlightenment.

    • 17 min
    Pablo Neruda: Odes to life

    Pablo Neruda: Odes to life

    Three of my favourite poems from Neruda’s luminous collection Elementary Odes. Enjoy!

    • 13 min
    I survived COVID-19

    I survived COVID-19

    I'm one of the blessed ones who survived the coronavirus attack. What brought me through that problematic trance, and what lessons did I learn? I share everything here with my best wishes.


    Credits:
    Written, presented and mixed by Gabriel Porras, professional voiceover artist

    Music:
    SIHOUETTE OF TIME’S IDEA, by Mid-Air Machine at www.freemusicarchive.org
    SOFT SHINE ON pad by Mike Russell at MRC.com
    HORIZON, by Josh Leake at Artlist.io

    • 19 min
    Love conquers death - The last days of Jesus on earth

    Love conquers death - The last days of Jesus on earth

    This is the Easter story: the last days of the most influential character in history, narrated with masterful detail and emotion by the Greek physician Luke, in chapters 22 to 24 of his Gospel. A dramatized reading in contemporary English that brings to the text nuances and drama that you may not have noticed before.
    Whether you have read it many times, or never, take this opportunity to remember -or discover for the first time- the meaning and significance of Jesus' last days on Earth.

    Credits:
    Written, presented and produced by Gabriel Porras

    Music:
    SIHOUETTE OF TIME’S IDEA, by Mid-Air Machine, www.freemusicarchive.org
    PURIFY, by Michael FK at Artlist.io
    DON’T LEAVE ME, by New Beginning at Artlist.io

    Text:
    The Message (MSG)
    Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson

    • 36 min

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