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Speak your mind. Speak your truth. From social activists discussing their life's work to funny quotes captured on audio from comedians and other celebrities, explore the range of speech. This is a place for the art of Spoken Word. Continue Reading >>
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P R N D Tyrone Williams reads his poem "P R N D" for the podcast "Audio Poem of the Day," which is produced by The Poetry Foundation. In this poem, Williams imagines an interaction between a driver and a police officer in a strip mall parking lot.
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10 Amazing Poems for National Poetry Month April is National Poetry Month and Vurbl is here to help you celebrate with 10 of the best poetry readings and performances from contemporary poets. This playlist of podcasts features a gripping reading from the 23rd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress Joy Harjo as well as various works from up and coming writers— all of which are guaranteed to inspire you to consume more poetry this month. Vurbl The Spoken Word
Best Spoken Word Audio On Vurbl This collection of quotes, speeches, and poetry celebrates the spoken word and its power to unite people from all walks of life and celebrate their differences. Listen in to this wide range of talented poets, speakers, and leaders reading and discussing ideas and concepts to inspire and engage their audiences. Hear great moments from modern podcasts like Interesting People Reading Poetry, and archival moments from history by Albert Einstein and President John F. Kennedy. Vurbl The Spoken Word
Audio of the 10 Funniest Presidential Quotes of All Time Few figures in the United States are as iconic as the Commander in Chief. They're everywhere, from our televisions to our currency, but aside from their actions, it's their quotes that long outlast their terms, especially the humorous ones. Presidents are known for their stern and powerful speeches, but as this playlist is about to show, presidential humor and wit is certainly underrated. Join Vurbl as we bring you the 10 most memorable and funniest presidential quotes of all time. No matter your side of the aisle, this playlist has something for you. Vurbl The Spoken Word
Every Larry King Interview on Podcasts, Radio and TV RIP Larry King. You gave us countless hours of riveting discussion and interviews over more years than many of us have been alive. Thank you for keeping us entertained and informed. Vurbl The Spoken Word
I Dissent: The Most Important Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quotes Listen to the most inspirational and charming Ruth Bader Ginsburg quotes.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, also known as the Notorious R.B.G., was the second woman to ever serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Known for her tireless work ethic and scathing dissents, she had a long career devoted to equality and justice. Though she was small, her legacy looms large. Check out this playlist for some of her most important and inspiring quotes.
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Audio of the Obama Quotes that Defined the 44th President Barack Obama made history when he was elected as the first Black president in the history of the United States. He was known for his charisma, professionalism mixed with lightheartedness, and being tough when he needed to be. To highlight the 44th President, we made a playlist of moments that defined Obama and his presidency.
https://vurbl.com/playlists/top-15-funniest-barack-obama-quotes/
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Top Mike Tyson Quotes From Podcasts Listen to Mike Tyson quotes and his best interview moments in conversations with Steve-O, Snoop Dogg, Logan Paul, and Wiz Khalifa. Discover the origins of Tyson's pet tigers, the reason he owns a flock of racing pigeons, and how his battle with mental health has shaped his new worldview. Stick around to the end to hear Tyson interviewed on Ariel Helwani's MMA Show before his fight with Roy Jones Jr. Vurbl The Spoken Word
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(Audio) Ronald Reagan Tells Russia Jokes In this clip, President Ronald Reagan tells a joke about free speech in the United States versus in the Soviet Union.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMSt48FWjWk&ab_channel=DorinIonescu
(Audio) Obama Disarms a Heckler's Nuclear Question In this clip from a speech President Barack Obama gave to the Democratic National Committee in 2014, a heckler in the crowd yells a question about nuclear war with Russia, a situation which Obama defuses very quickly.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-6HX62ZoPc&ab_channel=CNN
(Audio) George W. Bush's Most Iconic "Bushisms" In this clip of George W. Bush's most memorable flubs, verbal trips, and slip-ups, you'll listen to the best "Bushisms" you never knew you had to hear.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhmdEq3JhoY&ab_channel=NBCUniversalArchives
(Audio) Bill Clinton Discusses His and George W. Bush's Secret Phone Calls In this clip, Bill Clinton talks about his relationship with George W. Bush, from admiring his paintings to their secret phone calls during Bush's second term. This speech was given at George W. Bush's Presidential Library in Dallas, Texas on April 25, 2013.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrAMFKKwEbI&ab_channel=CNN
(Audio) George W. Bush "Can't Get Fooled Again" Speech Flub In this moment from a George W. Bush speech in Nashville, Tennessee, Bush flubs the expression "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me" in a comedic moment and classic Bushism.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKgPY1adc0A&ab_channel=godsroundtable
Audio: Julia Child on Failure Julia Child was never afraid to fail in the kitchen, and anyone who watched her show knows that she was not a perfect chef. She frequently made errors and started over. In her words, you cannot be a good chef and be afraid of failure, especially when cooking French cuisine.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0rOJmBx8rE
Audio: Julia Child on Failure Julia Child was never afraid to fail in the kitchen, and anyone who watched her show knows that she was not a perfect chef. She frequently made errors and started over. In her words, you cannot be a good chef and be afraid of failure, especially when cooking French cuisine.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0rOJmBx8rE
Audio: Julia Child in the Kitchen Julia Child's TV shows were very popular, and she often showed her silly side in the kitchen during her TV appearances. This clip shows her sillier side when cooking. Viewers loved watching Julia because she was not afraid to make mistakes and she was entertaining to watch.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0rOJmBx8rE
Audio: Julia Child in the Kitchen Julia Child's TV shows were very popular, and she often showed her silly side in the kitchen during her TV appearances. This clip shows her sillier side when cooking. Viewers loved watching Julia because she was not afraid to make mistakes and she was entertaining to watch.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0rOJmBx8rE
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The Plain Speaker: Opinions on Books, Men, and Things Audiobook The Plain Speaker: Opinions on Books, Men, and Things is a posthumous collection of essays by William Hazlitt, organized by his grandson, William Carew Hazlitt. The book contains some of Hazlitt's more famous essays that couldn't be found in book format. (Summary by Leni)

Listen to The Plain Speaker: Opinions on Books, Men, and Things. Vurbl's free classic audiobook experience allows you to easily snip and save your favorite quotes or moments from The Plain Speaker: Opinions on Books, Men, and Things. You can even make a playlist with all your favorite chapters, quotes or moments, so that you can revisit and easily share your audiobook experience with friends and family. How many times do you read a book and highlight a quote or wish you wrote it down? With Vurbl's snippet tool, you can snip and capture that quote in seconds and add it to your station. Download the Vurbl app and listen, snip or save The Plain Speaker: Opinions on Books, Men, and Things on the fly.
Vurbl Iconic Speeches Some of the best open-source speeches around, from great Presidential speeches to community leaders in history, to modern speakers doing commencement and keynote speeches, we find it all. Subscribe to get notified when we add new great speeches.
Collection of Short Poetry Audiobook Collection of Short Poetry: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.
How to Speak and Write Correctly Audiobook LibriVox recording of How to Speak and Write Correctly, by Joseph Devlin.
Read by Librivox volunteers.

This is a 1910 guide for those who wish to learn how to correctly (though maybe not "properly") create sentences, use figures of speech, write letters, and more, all while choosing the right words and doing it with style. Joseph Devlin's words may not all be relevant still today, but at least it sounds good when it's read aloud! (Summary by Andrew Lebrun).

For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats or languages (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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Listen to How to Speak and Write Correctly. Vurbl's free classic audiobook experience allows you to easily snip and save your favorite quotes or moments from How to Speak and Write Correctly. You can even make a playlist with all your favorite chapters, quotes or moments, so that you can revisit and easily share your audiobook experience with friends and family. How many times do you read a book and highlight a quote or wish you wrote it down? With Vurbl's snippet tool, you can snip and capture that quote in seconds and add it to your station. Download the Vurbl app and listen, snip or save How to Speak and Write Correctly on the fly.
The Speaking Show The Selling Show with David Newman is an interview-based podcast focused on the topic of selling professional services – geared to a core audience of B2B consultants, executive coaches, and thought-leading solopreneurs (good-looking folks like YOU) who want instant-action strategies, advice, and insights to sell more – more easily and more often
The Speech Science Podcast Hosted by Marie Severson, Matt Hott, Michael McLeoud, Michelle Wintering, and Rachel Archambault, Speech Science interviews leaders in the field of speech and language therapy, individuals who are making a difference in the lives of others with disabilities, and individuals who have overcome deficits in their own lives. Weekly they offer news stories related to field and critical reviews of literature, tools, and ideas related to speech and language therapy and audiology. New episodes are released weekly.