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    48. The Prisoner of Chillon, by Lord Byron; feat. Introduction and Background

    48. The Prisoner of Chillon, by Lord Byron; feat. Introduction and Background

    The Prisoner of Chillon, by Lord Byron

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    [02:20] Introduction, by Morgan A. Brown -- Some historical and biographical notes that one should consider when trying to understand the poem's underlying tenor.

    [33:55] Sonnet on Chillon, by Lord Byron

    [35:51] 1816 Advertisment, by Lord Byron

    [43:00] The Prisoner of Chillon, by Lord Byron

    [01:08:24] True Story of the Prisoner of Chillon, by A. Van Amstel (Johannes Christian Neumann): A short biography of Francois Bonivard, which better paints a picture of the real Prisoner of Chillon.

    Featuring the music of Johannes Brahms, Piano Trio No. 3, played by the Claremont Trio--courtesy of musopen.org (https://musopen.org/music/2071-piano-trio-no-3-op-101/)

    Also, featuring tracks by the Passion Hifi (https://soundcloud.com/freehiphopbeatsforyou): Cold Heat, I Close My Eyes, and Untouchable.

    Audio from A King in New York, a Charlie Chaplin film, provided with the expressed permission of Roy Export S.A.S. (www.charliechaplin.com), who holds the copyright thereto.

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    • 1 hr 40 min
    48. The Dial (Volume II): The Woods of Arcady [Complete Edition]

    48. The Dial (Volume II): The Woods of Arcady [Complete Edition]

    The Dial (Volume II): The Woods of Arcady

    Featuring Poems & Music by the following artists:

    1. “Transcendentalism,” by Robert Browning
    MUSIC: Beethoven, Symphony No. 6

    2. “PROEM: Khordeh Avesta,” Publius
    MUSIC: JS Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major

    3. “A Fit of Rhyme Against the Times,” A.A. Learmont
    MUSIC: Lobo Loco – Traveling to Louisiana

    4. “Tragic: Mahler’s Sixth,” Morgan A. Brown
    MUSIC: Dan Friel - Ulysses
    MUSIC: Gustave Mahler – Symphony No. 1

    5. “Living Classicism,” Troy Camplin
    MUSIC: Chris Zabriskie - Readers! Do you Read?

    6. “Padre Canyon Pilgrimage,” Jack Perry
    MUSIC: Sam Shalabi - REbetikaud

    7. “Fey king Minio: A Cheyenne Romance,” Morgan A. Brown
    MUSIC: Kai Engel – Moonlight Reprise, Moments of Our Morning, Remedy for Melancholy, Brooks, Sunset, Low Horizon, & Ada Jones and Len Spencer – Broncho Bob and His Little Cheyenne.

    8. “Let’s Be Honest Here,” John Gao
    MUSIC: Black Twig Pickers and Steve Gunn – Sally in the Garden Sifting Sand

    9. “The Art of Life,” Troy Camplin
    MUSIC: Blue Dot Sessions – Lovers Hollow

    10. “Sweet Grass,” Jack Perry
    MUSIC: Lee Maddeford -- Roses

    11. “Nature,” “Messenger,” and “Shirpa,” Troy Camplin
    MUSIC: Blue Dot Sessions – Thread of Clouds

    12. “Cilicians,” Morgan A. Brown
    MUSIC: Bedrich Smetana—Ma Vlast (Vltava)

    13. “An Ode to President Trump,” John Gao
    MUSIC: The US Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps – Soldier’s Farewell Fanfare/Montezuma/March of Windsor Park

    14. “Archery Season,” Jack Perry
    MUSIC: Bipolaroid – Hollow Fox Archery

    15. “Sulla: Aquae et Ignis Interdictio,” Morgan A. Brown
    MUSIC: Franz Liszt—Symphony No. 7 (Beethoven), arr. for piano. Allegretto, played by Lambis Vassiliadis

    16. “Name-Amnesia,” Troy Camplin
    MUSIC: Chan Wai Fat – Dream (Instrumental)

    17. “Blood-Bird,” Morgan A. Brown
    MUSIC: Edvard Grieg – Selections from Norwegian Folk Songs & Dances, played by Papalin
    MUSIC: Kaos – The Crow

    **ALSO**Featuring music by The Passion Hifi (Creative Commons License):
    *****Follow him on Soundcloud, Twitter, and Facebook, and give him great ratings/reviews/likes!!!!******

    "Harlem Incident"
    https://soundcloud.com/freehiphopbeatsforyou/the-passion-hifi-spanish-winter-boom-bap-beat-instrumental

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    47. The Dial (Volume II): The Woods of Arcady [PART III]

    47. The Dial (Volume II): The Woods of Arcady [PART III]

    The Dial (Volume II): The Woods of Arcady

    Featuring Poems and music by the following artists:

    12. “Cilicians,” Morgan A. Brown

    MUSIC: Bedrich Smetana—Ma Vlast (Vltava)
    [https://musopen.org/music/25719-ma-vlast-vltava-the-moldau/] (PD)

    13. “An Ode to President Trump,” John Gao

    MUSIC: The US Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps – Soldier’s Farewell Fanfare/Montezuma/March of Windsor Park
    [http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_United_States_Army_Old_Guard_Fife_and_Drum_Corps/Celebrating_50_Years/07_1250] (PD)

    14. “Archery Season,” Jack Perry

    MUSIC: Bipolaroid – Hollow Fox Archery
    [http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Bipolaroid/Live_on_WFMUs_Cherry_Blossom_Clinic_with_Terre_T_April_12_2014/Hollow_Fox_Archery] (CCA3)

    15. “Sulla: Aquae et Ignis Interdictio,” Morgan A. Brown

    MUSIC: Franz Liszt—Symphony No. 7 (Beethoven), arr. for piano. Allegretto, played by Lambis Vassiliadis
    [https://musopen.org/music/2569-symphony-no-7-in-a-major-op-92/] (PD)

    16. “Name-Amnesia,” Troy Camplin

    MUSIC: Chan Wai Fat – Dream (Instrumental)
    [http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chan_Wai_Fat/Children_of_Soul_Mountain/05_dream] (CCA3 SA)

    17. “Blood-Bird,” Morgan A. Brown

    MUSIC: Edvard Grieg – Selections from Norwegian Folk Songs & Dances, played by Papalin
    [https://musopen.org/music/6996-25-norwegian-folk-songs-and-dances-op-17/] (CCA3)

    MUSIC: Kaos – The Crow
    [http://freemusicarchive.org/music/KAOS/NEW_12/KAOS_-_NEW_12_-_02_The_Crow] (CCA4)


    **ALSO**Featuring music by The Passion Hifi (Creative Commons License):
    *****Follow him on Soundcloud, Twitter, and Facebook, and give him great ratings/reviews/likes!!!!******

    "Harlem Incident"
    https://soundcloud.com/freehiphopbeatsforyou/the-passion-hifi-spanish-winter-boom-bap-beat-instrumental

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    • 34 min
    46. The Dial (Volume II): The Woods of Arcady [PART II]

    46. The Dial (Volume II): The Woods of Arcady [PART II]

    The Dial (Volume II): The Woods of Arcady

    Featuring Poems & music by the following artists:

    6. “Padre Canyon Pilgrimage,” Jack Perry

    MUSIC: Sam Shalabi– Rebetikaud [http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sam_Shalabi/On_A_Steady_Diet_of_Hash_Bread__Salt/soundeyet_-_ON_A_STEADY_DIET_OF_HASH_BREAD__SALT_-_08_Rebetikaud] (CCA3)

    7. “Fey king Minio: A Cheyenne Romance,” Morgan A. Brown

    MUSIC: Kai Engel – Moonlight Reprise
    [http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Irsens_Tale/Kai_Engel_-_Irsens_Tale_-_04_Moonlight_Reprise] (CCA4)

    MUSIC: Kai Engel – Moments of Our Morning
    [http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Irsens_Tale/Kai_Engel_-_Irsens_Tale_-_04_Moonlight_Reprise] (CCA4)

    MUSIC: Kai Engel- Remedy for Melancholy
    [http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Idea/Kai_Engel_-_Idea_-_06_Remedy_for_Melancholy] (CCA4)

    MUSIC: Kai Engel – Brooks
    [http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Chapter_Two__Mild] (CCA4)

    MUSIC: Kai Engel -- Sunset
    [http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Idea/Kai_Engel_-_Idea_-_09_Sunset] (CCA4)

    MUSIC: Kai Engel – Low Horizon
    [http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/The_Scope/Kai_Engel_-_The_Scope_-_08_Low_Horizon] (CCA4)

    MUSIC: Ada Jones and Len Spencer – Broncho Bob and His Little Cheyenne [http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ada_Jones_and_Len_Spencer/Antique_Phonograph_Music_Program_01192016/Broncho_Bob_And_His_Little_Cheyenne_Ada_Jones_And_Len_Spencer] (PD)

    8. “Let’s Be Honest Here,” John Gao

    MUSIC: Black Twig Pickers and Steve Gunn – Sally in the Garden Sifting Sand
    [http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Black_Twig_Pickers_and_Steve_Gunn/NATCH_1/Sally_in_the_Garden_Sifting_Sand] (CCA3)

    9. “The Art of Life,” Troy Camplin

    MUSIC: Blue Dot Sessions – Lovers Hollow
    [http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/Bitters/Lovers_Hollow_1852] (CCA4)

    10. “Sweet Grass,” Jack Perry

    MUSIC: Lee Maddeford -- Roses
    [http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Maddeford/Songs_about_life_love_and_the_devils_dog_Ralf/16_Roses_1764] (CCA3 SA)

    11. “Nature,” “Messenger,” and “Shirpa,” Troy Camplin

    MUSIC: Blue Dot Sessions – Thread of Clouds
    [http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/Migration/Thread_of_Clouds] (CCA4)


    **ALSO**Featuring music by The Passion Hifi (Creative Commons License):
    *****Follow him on Soundcloud, Twitter, and Facebook, and give him great ratings/reviews/likes!!!!******

    "Harlem Incident"
    https://soundcloud.com/freehiphopbeatsforyou/the-passion-hifi-spanish-winter-boom-bap-beat-instrumental

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    • 30 min
    44. The Dial (Volume II): The Woods of Arcady [PART I]

    44. The Dial (Volume II): The Woods of Arcady [PART I]

    The Dial (Volume II): The Woods of Arcady

    Featuring music and poetry by the following artists, in chronological order:

    1. “Transcendentalism,” by Robert Browning
    MUSIC: Papalin – Beethoven 6th Symphony, first movement Musopen.org
    [https://musopen.org/music/2568-symphony-no-6-in-f-major-pastoral-op-68/] (CCA3)

    2. “PROEM: Khordeh Avesta,” Publius
    MUSIC: Advent Chamber orchestra–Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D Major- Affectuoso
    [https://musopen.org/music/3502-brandenburg-concerto-no-5-in-d-major-bwv-1050/](CCA3 SA)

    3. “A Fit of Rhyme Against the Times,” A.A. Learmont
    MUSIC: Lobo Loco – Traveling to Louisiana

    4. “Tragic: Mahler’s Sixth,” Morgan A. Brown
    MUSIC: Dan Friel -- Ulysses
    [http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dan_Friel/Live_on_Liz_Bergs_WFMU_Show_9-10-12/Dan_Friel_-_07_-_Ulysses] (CCA3)

    MUSIC: Gustave Mahler – Symphony No. 1 [MUSOPEN.ORG] (CC3)

    5. “Living Classicism,” Troy Camplin

    MUSIC: Chris Zabriskie – Readers! Do You Read?
    http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/Reappear/02_-_Readers_Do_You_Read (CCA4)

    **ALSO**Featuring music by The Passion Hifi (Creative Commons License):
    *****Follow him on Soundcloud, Twitter, and Facebook, and give him great ratings/reviews/likes!!!!******

    "Harlem Incident"
    https://soundcloud.com/freehiphopbeatsforyou/the-passion-hifi-spanish-winter-boom-bap-beat-instrumental

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    • 25 min
    XI. Wherefore We Should Love One Another (WILLIAM GRAHAM SUMNER)

    XI. Wherefore We Should Love One Another (WILLIAM GRAHAM SUMNER)

    WHAT SOCIAL CLASSES OWE TO EACH OTHER (1884)

    BY WILLIAM GRAHAM SUMNER

    Read by Morgan A. Brown (The Culture & Anarchy Podcast)

    In this collection of essays and reflections, William Graham Sumner questions the duties that social activists assume each social class owes to the other. He first inquires into the origins of these "social classes" (the rich, the poor, the capitalist, the working man) that form the class types under question, which do not have their home in American life and whose criticisms have largely been adopted from European modes of thought (as a remnant of critiques of aristocracy).

    The idea that groups are obliged to provide for the wants of other groups THROUGH THE STATE happens to be one of the most common and destructive misconceptions imaginable. Sumner did not deny that moral duty was a real phenomenon and binding upon any consistent moral sentiment or ethic. He instead simply pointed out the fact that the State was not the agent of moral duty, and was entirely antithetical to the aims and objectives of those who intended to dispense charity through a government program. The idea that A and B should get together to aid D is the principle of charity. The idea that A and B should get together to conspire how C should be forced to aid D was the principle of looting. And in the midst of the confused ethical doctrines of the social meddlers (regulators, progressives, democratists, and socialists), nobody ever paused to consider what C, The Forgotten Man, was already doing to aid A, B, and D through his personal contributions to the economy, even as A & B conspired to pilfer his savings to splurge on dead-end, anti-economic consumption.

    Sumner, a remarkable social scientist, was one of the champions of early conservative and libertarian thought, an anti-imperialist to the core; and his essays still serve as a reminder that there are no new problems under the sun, and that the social meddlers (who never learned the virtue of minding their own business) have NEVER once provided a new solution to age-old problems.

    Featuring the Music of Franz Liszt, from Hungarian Rhapsody Nos 2&4. No. 2 arr. for orchestra by the US NAVY BAND, courtesy of Musopen.org (https://musopen.org/music/44101-hungarian-rhapsody-no-2-s-2442/). No. 4 played by Vadim Chaimovich (https://musopen.org/music/14914-hungarian-rhapsody-no-4-s-2444/).
    These recordings are protected by a Creative Commons License 3.0 and are in the Public Domain.

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    • 24 min

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