35 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.

    The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs

    The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs

    Presented y produced by Gabriel Porras, professional voice actor.

    Original text by WW Jacobs published in 1902 in his collection “The Lady of the Barge”.

    Music:
    “Reflections”, by Ian Post, at artlist.io

    Listen to more great stories like this one on radiantwhispers.com also available on your favourite podcast platform

    • 30 min
    The Danger of the Stupidity by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    The Danger of the Stupidity by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    Podcast presented and produced by Gabriel Porras, professional voice artist.

    Text taken from 'After Ten Years' in Letters and Papers from Prison (Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works/English, vol. 8) Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2010, edited by Gabriel Porras.

    Music:
    "The Surprise", by Kristian Sensini, on artlist.io.

    If you want to know more about the admirable pastor and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer, look for his books "Life in Community" and "The Cost of Discipleship". There is also a beautiful biography titled: Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas, Timothy Keller, et al.

    • 7 min
    Work is love made visible by Khalil Gibran

    Work is love made visible by Khalil Gibran

    Podcast presented and produced by Gabriel Porras, professional voice actor.

    Text and Translation are taken from the book "The Prophet", by Gibran Khalil Gibran, in the public domain.

    Music:
    "Devotion", by dear gravity, on artlist.io

    • 5 min
    If gender is fluid, why not age too?

    If gender is fluid, why not age too?

    Written, presented and produced by Gabriel Porras, professional voice actor.

    Music:
    "Wants to know", by Bodysurfer, at freemusicarchive.org.
    "Morning Mist", by We Dream of Eden, at artlist.io
    Stings by Orange Free Sounds, orangefreesounds.com

    Links that will give you
    a much broader perspective on this issue:

    Read the stories of people who have had gender reassignment surgery and have lived to regret it every day. You can start here:

    Jeffrey, repentant transgender: https://youtu.be/r09cDPsQ1wI

    Scott Newgent has devoted his life to denouncing the irresponsibility of the many doctors who operated on him and the psychologists who should have warned him of the devastating consequences of the changes brought about by the surgery. His life as a transgender person has become a living hell. Scott has a whole website about it: www.trevoices.org
    Learn about his story and his struggles here:

    https://www.trevoices.org/post/this-time-i-will-rise-up-years-later-what-i-would-say-to-the-therapists-that-pushed-me-to-med-trans

    and another one:

    https://thepostmillennial.com/transman-twitter-banned-for-speaking-against-gender-transition-of-children-fights-back?s=04

    • 26 min
    The Three Little Pigs - by Roald Dahl

    The Three Little Pigs - by Roald Dahl

    Presented and produced by Gabriel Porras, professional voice actor.

    Copyright Roald Dahl Story Company Ltd
    Roald Dahl Nominee Ltd, 1982
    Puffin Books, Penguin Random House 1984
    Illustration: Quentin Blake, 1982
    ISBN: 978-0-141-37885-5
    (Treat yourself to a copy, it's a beautiful book!)
    Visit the great Roald Dahl's website here: www.roalddahl.com

    Music:

    • 7 min
    The Lessons Of Porn

    The Lessons Of Porn

    Written, presented and produced by Gabriel Porras, professional voice actor.

    Music:
    “Wants to know”, by Bodysurfer at freemusicarchive.org
    Stings from Orange Free Sounds, orangefreesounds.com

    Links that will give you
    a much better picture of this topics:

    Fight the New Drug is a non-religious, non-legistlative, not for profit organisation producing fantastic materials: https://fightthenewdrug.org

    Exodus Cry is a channel with more than one hundred videos on YouTube. Watch their documentary “Raised on Porn” about the effects of porn on children’s development and behaviour: https://youtu.be/hzPylqS01qU
    And their documentary “Nefarious: Merchant of Souls” on human trafficking and the sex industry: https://youtu.be/MFaDHgXPbUg

    Let’s talk porn, a TEDx Talk by Maria Ahlin: https://youtu.be/DBTb71UzPmY

    A study by Natalie Purcell, UCSF, on Aggression in Hardcore Pornography (2012): https://www.researchgate.net/publication/325226069_Violence_and_the_Pornographic_Imaginary_The_Politics_of_Sex_Gender_and_Aggression_in_Hardcore_Pornography

    A study by Dr Valerie Voon, of Cambridge University Neuroscience Department, showing the similarity in brains of porn and drug users: https://fightthenewdrug.org/cambridge-neuroscientist-valerie-voon-porn-drug-addict-brain/

    Brain, Heart, World – documentary series on the harmful effects of pornography: https://brainheartworld.org

    Testimonies of former sex slaves and porn actors: https://fightthenewdrug.org

    Testimonies of Trafficking survivors: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHHuC2LQ_SskEzqGCTS4nZDqOcEK9z35t

    Jeffrey, Transgender with regret: https://youtu.be/r09cDPsQ1wI

    A medical article about sexually transmitted diseases of the colon, rectum and anus: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2780056/
    ...and another on the type of bacteria that live in the anus:
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2770471/

    • 22 min

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