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Jim Carrey Describes The Importance Of Self Care From Ace Ventura to the Grinch, Jim Carrey has played a lot of iconic characters. However, he has found that the most important person to play is yourself. The audience might always be there, but you don't constantly have to please them.
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Collaboration Between The Jewish and Sicilian Mafia In the world of organized crime, the path to the top is paved with blood. Here's how the Jewish Mafia made their way up the ranks, from dodging the government to becoming friendly with the Sicilian Mafia. Sometimes, it's not just about the family, it's about the friends you make along the way.
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Iconic Speeches By Jim Carrey, Elon Musk, Obama, & More It's never too early to think about the future. Motivate yourself this school year by listening to iconic graduation speeches from the likes of Jim Carrey, Barack Obama, and Elon Musk. Get inspired to reach for the stars as you listen to their insightful stories and experiences on the way to achieving their dreams. Vurbl Iconic Speeches
Audio Memorial: The Greatest John Lewis Quotes Listen to this playlist of John Lewis quotes to honor his career and legacy.

John Lewis was a civil rights activist and Congressman that fought for equality his whole life. From walking with Martin Luther King Jr., to his work in Congress, he was dedicated to fighting for justice. We made this playlist of some of his best audio moments in honor of the former congressman and American icon.
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Most Famous Martin Luther King Speeches Civil Rights activist, Martin Luther King Jr.'s powerful speeches and sermons discussing economic injustices, racial inequalities, and the evil of war in 1960's America.

As a leader of non-violent protests during the civil right's movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered over 450 speeches and sermons, but they are oftentimes overlooked as his iconic, "I Have a Dream" speech was the most popular. Still, his extraordinary words have touched the hearts of many and cemented him as a prominent figure fighting racism in America.
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Calls to Unite Even in Defeat: 10 Presidential Concession Speeches Listen to audio of these notable concession speeches from the most controversial elections in United States history.

From Nixon to Hillary, we've had a long cast of recurring characters in the hit American Drama series: The Presidential Election. Here, you'll find interesting interpretations of the traditional concession speech, making the act of losing more of an art than just simply custom. In the contexts of almost all of these speeches, volatile and polarized social and political climates result in elections full of mischief and inconsistency, the discontents of which must be addressed while simultaneously conveying a formal concession to Democracy's decision. How the candidates articulate their words on the victor, and how they stand behind him with dignity, is a truer test of their fitness for the presidency than any debate.
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Listen to: Top 15 Funniest Barack Obama Quotes Listen in on some of Barack Obama's funniest quotes and moments caught on audio. An incredible orator, Barack Obama's speeches are not only incredibly distinct and memorable but also filled with individual comedic nuggets. From some of his best jokes at the 2016 White House Correspondents Dinner to unintentionally humorous moments caught in interviews, enjoy the best and funniest moments from Obama. Stick around at the end to listen to Obama's last interview as president with the Pod Save America podcast. Vurbl Iconic Speeches
Audio of The Most Influential Presidential Speeches Throughout history when the United States of America faced a crisis, the president ensured the American people the crisis at hand will seem small compared to the rest. Listen to the best presidential speeches delivered by some of the most memorable presidents. Vurbl Iconic Speeches
Audio of Mark Twain's Best Speeches and Passages Mark Twain was a captivating public speaker and writer. We have brought together a generous selection of his best speeches. Enjoy listening to these great Mark Twain speeches and passages. Vurbl Iconic Speeches
Famous Abraham Lincoln Speeches (Audio version) A compilation of the most known, and some unknown, President Abraham Lincoln speeches. Vurbl Iconic Speeches
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(Audio) George McGovern's 1972 Presidential Concession Speech The 1972 election was the first after the ratification of the 26th Amendment, which lowered the voting age from 21 to 18. Senator McGovern, therefore, running a liberal campaign with such promises of the times as an end to the Vietnam War, should have had a good chance of winning. But Nixon would take this election by a landslide popular vote of 60.7%, a number inestimably challengeable when Watergate was exposed less than two years later. McGovern, though the campaign is over, the election lost, still fits in a few quotes by Abraham Lincoln and W.B. Yeats, which should be evidence enough that the election was tampered with.
Source: https://www.thewrap.com/presidential-concession-speeches-nixon-mcgovern-mondale-dukakis-bush-dole-gore-mccain-romney/
(Audio) George H. W. Bush's 1992 Presidential Concession Speech The 1992 election is the first in United States history to observe a latent gender gap in the presidential vote. Amidst accusations of having dodged the draft, smoked marijuana, and had an affair with Gennifer Flowers, George Clinton was still able to pull the win out from under George H. W. Bush, whose strength in foreign policy was less useful to Post-Cold-War America. A notable third party candidate, Ross Perot, is often the most remembered aspect of this wacky election. The billionaire businessman amassed 19% of the national vote by asking for $5.00 donations on Larry King Live, and through a series of infomercials.
Source: https://www.c-span.org/video/?34051-1/george-h-w-bush-concession-speech
(Audio) Gerald Ford's 1976 Presidential Concession Speech Gerald Ford's 1976 election loss to Jimmy Carter was compounded with a case of laryngitis, and to the injury was added the insult of being the only election win by a Democrat between 1968 and 1992. Ford, who'd taken over as interim president after Watergate, inherited terrible campaign conditions such as the loss in Vietnam and a struggling economy, but his "Rose Garden" approach (pitching himself as a man with a specific set of duties he is the only one capable of completing), was a stiffer, more rigid approach to Carter's moderate policies and his outsidership in Washington.
Source: https://www.c-span.org/video/?153625-1/president-ford-concession-speech
(Audio) Al Gore's 2000 Presidential Concession Speech Al Gore's attempt at the 2000 presidential election resulted in one of the closest races in United States history, and one of the most controversial. From alleged election-day roadblocks, to media outlets prematurely calling the election (disqualifying an estimate 15,000 votes), the turn of the century mustered a sense of political opaqueness that still exists today. Perhaps most disconcerting is the conclusion of the U.S Commission on Civil Rights that 54% of uncountable ballots in Florida were casted by black voters (only 11% of the state's voter population). Not to mention a recount in the state that was protracted by the supreme court. Gore handle's his loss with grace, but it was a sad one for a Democratic party trying to overcome their Clinton-fatigued image.
Source: https://www.c-span.org/video/?161263-1/al-gore-concession-speech
Audio: President Truman's Speech After Hiroshima Listen to the most important presidential speeches on Vurbl. In this clip, President Harry Truman addresses the nation after the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in August of 1945.
Audio: George W. Bush's Address to the Nation on 9/11 Listen to the best presidential speeches on Vurbl. In this speech, President George W. Bush addresses the nation after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. He addresses the physical and emotional toll of these attacks but insists that American resolve will remain unbroken. Often seen as a rallying cry, this speech played a large role in Bush's skyrocketing approval ratings in the aftermath of 9/11.
Audio: Ronald Reagan's Speech at the Berlin Wall Listen to the best presidential speeches on Vurbl. In this clip, Ronald Reagan calls for freedom and peace at the Berlin Wall in 1987.
(Audio) Jimmy Carter's 1980 Presidential Concession Speech Jimmy Carter was one president who was able to burrow his way into the hearts of many Americans. But unfortunately for him, the political climate of 1980 was in the midst of change. Facing flack from both parties over handling of foreign policy matters such as the Iran Hostage Crisis, Carter was pitched as precisely what Raeganism claimed to cure. Inflation and high unemployment rates also contributed to Carter's waning popularity. The loss marks the political realignment of the Republican party into what would be deemed the Raegan Era, highlighted by new battles waged in the war on drugs, supply-side economics, and increased defense spending.
Source: https://www.c-span.org/video/?418299-1/president-jimmy-carter-concession-speech
Audio of John F. Kennedy's Civil Rights Speech June 13th, 1963 on June 13th, 1963 John F. Kennedy addressed the nation about one of the most important times in history, the continuing battle against racism. Listen to Kennedy ensure the nation he and the American stands behind every American citizen practicing their first amendment right to peaceful protest against racism.
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Noted Speeches of Abraham Lincoln Audiobook A few of Lincoln's most famous speeches and the Lincoln-Douglas debate make for historic reading. (summary by David O)Read in English by Librivox Volunteers. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org.Download M4B (79MB)

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Mark Twain's Speeches, Part 1 Audiobook LibriVox recording of Mark Twain's Speeches by Mark Twain. Read in English by John GreenmanSpanning the time between 1872 and the year before he died, this collection of after-dinner speeches, random thoughts to "the press", etc. clearly documents, once again, the truly eclectic mind of Samuel Clemens. It also demonstrates how he dealt with adulation, compliments and notoriety...head on! This collection is a treasure-trove of Twain sayings, witticisms and pronouncements on a huge galaxy of issues and concerns in his life. (Summary by John Greenman) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org.

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Winston Churchill Speeches and Radio Broadcasts | Old Time Radio Show | Audio Old Time Radio Programs, News , Winston Churchill News and Speeches.
Alot of these are here in the WW2 collections, I posted this collection to make The Winston Churchill Speeches in one place.

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JFK Library and Museum - John F. Kennedy Speeches The Speeches of President John F. Kennedy is a podcast series of the most memorable and historical speeches delivered by John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. Each episode features a brief introduction by former Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Curator Frank Rigg, who gives the historical context of each speech.
Commencement: Speeches For The Class of 2020 iHeartRadio knows how important the graduation ceremony is. After four long years of hard work, commencement offers one last moment to reflect before you toss your hat into the air and take on the world. We also know that because of these difficult times, a lot of graduates won’t get to attend their ceremony in person. So, we've partnered with some of the biggest names across industries, to write a commencement speech just for you.