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Michael Wood

58 Podcast Episodes

Latest 26 Nov 2022 | Updated Daily

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The 'Dark Ages' with Michael Wood

Dan Snow's History Hit

Lasting 900 years, the ‘Dark Ages’ were between the 5th and 14th centuries, falling between the fall of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance. Today’s guest overturns preconceptions of the ‘Dark Ages’ as a shadowy and brutal era, showing them to be a richly exciting and formative period in the history of Britain.For more than 40 years, historian and broadcaster Michael Wood has made compelling journeys into the past, which have brought history alive for a generation. Michael joins Dan on the podcast for the 40th anniversary of his ‘In Search of the Dark Ages’ - an unrivalled exploration of the origins of English identity.Alongside portraits of Boadicea, King Arthur, Alfred the Great, Athelstan, and William the Conqueror, the story of England is expanded further to include new voices on fascinating characters such as Penda of Mercia, Aethelflaed Lady of the Mercians, Hadrian the African, Eadgyth of England, and Wynflaed.If you'd like to learn more, we have hundreds of history documentaries, ad-free podcasts and audiobooks at History Hit - subscribe today! To download the History Hit app please go to the Android or Apple store. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

26mins

12 Jul 2022

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The Working Group Weekly Political Podcast with Minister Michael Wood, National MP Mark Mitchell & Damien Grant

The Working Group - NZ's Best Weekly Political Podcast

New Zealand’s greatest and bestest weekly Political Podcast that is NOT funded by NZ on Air! This week with Minister Michael Wood, National MP Mark Mitchell and Stuff columnist, Damien Grant -Hipkins vs gangs -FPA vs Business NZ -Children’s Commissioner vs OT Oversight -NZ vs China vs EU vs Economic Depression Unique political commentary unlike any other The podcast broadcasts live at 7.30 pm from the Mediaworks studios on Facebook, YouTube & The Daily Blog and posted up afterwards on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Rova & Youtube.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 2mins

4 Jul 2022

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Michael Wood: Alfred the Great and the Vikings (878)

Travels Through Time

This week we are travelling back to the ninth century to witness one of the major turning points in English history. Winston Churchill regularly tops ‘the greatest Briton of all time’ charts, but his own vote for this accolade apparently went to the man we are going to discuss today. Alfred 'the Great' is the only English monarch to enjoy such an admiring epithet. Æthelred, the later monarch, is remembered as ‘the Unready’ (although this meant poorly advised rather than unprepared), William I is either ‘the conqueror’ or ‘the bastard’ depending on your point of view – no other monarch’s reputation has survived with a rosy glow. Our time travel today in the company of the world-renowned historian Michael Wood reveals exactly why Alfred is so well thought of. He takes us back to 878, a pivotal year in our history when, against all the odds, the Viking invaders were defeated, pushed out of Alfred’s kingdom of Wessex and the geopolitics were set for the following centuries. Michael Wood’s In Search of the Dark Ages: a History of Anglo-Saxon England 40th anniversary edition, is newly published by BBC Books. As ever, for more about this episode, head over to our website: www.tttpodcast.comShow notesScene One: March 23rd Easter at Athelney, after Alfred’s desperate guerrilla war in the Somerset marshes. Scene Two: 9th May, the Battle of Edington, Alfred defeats the Viking forces against all odds. Scene Three: 26th June Treaty at Wedmore which changed the course of the Viking wars and resulted in their leader, Guthrum converting to Christianity with Alfred as his godfather. Memento: Alfred’s little commonplace book that he carried around with him, and perhaps had with him in the marshes.People/SocialPresenter: Violet Moller Guest: Michael Wood Production: Maria Nolan Podcast partner: Ace Cultural Tours Follow us on Twitter: @tttpodcast_ Or on Facebook See where 878 fits on our Timeline

1hr 4mins

28 Jun 2022

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Minister Michael Wood, Efeso Collins & Damien Grant | The Working Group Weekly Political Podcast

The Working Group - NZ's Best Weekly Political Podcast

NOW THE NUMBER 1 MOST POPULAR POLITICAL PODCAST IN NZ!!! New Zealand’s greatest and bestest weekly Political Podcast that is NOT funded by NZ on Air! THIS WEEK: Issue 1 Why Fair Pay Agreements are the most important legislation this Government can pass!I Issue 2 – Auckland City Council and AT say they are broke – what does the future of Auckland look like? Issue 3 – Cost of living crisis – what are the solutions? Issue 4 – Lowering voting age to 16 goes to Supreme Court To debate the political week we have Minister Michael Wood and Auckland Mayoral Candidate and Councillor, Efeso Collins. You won’t hear politics like this anywhere else! The podcast broadcasts live at 7.30pm from the Mediaworks studios on Facebook, YouTube & The Daily Blog and posted up afterwards on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Rova & Youtube.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 1min

19 Apr 2022

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Episode 27: Hon Michael Wood shares his views on 'Playing Life like a Test Match!'

The Next Big Thing

Can the 'individual' and 'society' both succeed? What skills must a leader demonstrate and how can you develop those? As we aspire to reach for greatness ourselves what are some key life lessons? Today on the podcast, I have a very charismatic, inspiring and influential leader from New Zealand. I am joined by Michael Wood, the MP for Mt Roskill. Considered to be New Zealand’s most diverse electorate. Having lived there I can testify to that! He is also Minister of Transport, and workplace relations and safety along with being Deputy Leader of the House. I have had the privilege of meeting Michael and always been very impressed with how deeply he is connected with NZ’s vibrant and growing  ethnic communities. Every person regardless of background can and should flourish and reach their fullest potential – which is what this show is all about. Listen on!

26mins

12 Apr 2022

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Ep.29 | #KindnessMatters Now and Always with Michael Wood

Embrace Your Life Podcast

Entrepreneurship, Kindness, Impact! As a former touring guitarist, a published author, a voting member for the Juno Awards, an entrepreneur, and a professor at Algonquin College, Michael shares with us what it takes to make an impact in the world. His various experiences led him to volunteer and represent the Small Business of Ottawa, Ontario. With all of this said, his key takeaways are to do good, be kind and stay true to yourself. Stay connected to Michael: Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn Disclaimer: The views expressed by guests on this podcast are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Embrace Your Life Podcast. --- Want to learn more about how to live authentically and live your best life? Follow Embrace Your Life Podcast

28mins

15 Mar 2022

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Michael Wood

Chalke Talk

Why the Anglo-Saxons MatterAcclaimed historian and broadcaster Michael Wood tells fascinating tales from our early history: Augustine of Canterbury and the coming of Christianity, Theodore of Tarsus, the golden age of Northumbria, the Lady of the Mercians, Alfred, Athelstan, and the Norman Conquest; stories of men and women, kings and peasants, of the beginning of English literature and art, and the origins of England. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

49mins

9 Feb 2022

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Dr. Michael Wood

Quite Franklin

Dr. Michael Wood is a retired USMC vet who advocated for change in police policy after he left his department in Baltimore. Some of the public has been pushing for defunding police efforts, however Wood offered alternative solutions of reform to policing and strong correlating factors to the causes of violent crimes. While many people examine race as an issue for many of our problems in our policing today, Dr. Wood looks at what he believes is the real root of the problem.

1hr 7mins

5 Jan 2022

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Episode 32 PART TWO with Michael Wood - Unpaid bills and family stress - 'Debt buyers' and the attacks on you

Dynamite Divorce and other matters (DDOM)

Often added to the legal and emotional turmoil of a divorce, custody, parentage, child-support or other family-law dispute are pressures over unpaid bills and debts.  Banks and other creditors sometimes try to collect for a while, but when they give up, they "charge off" the debt and sell it to a "debt buyer" for 3 or 4 cents on the dollar.  Then, a semi-automated collection campaign can begin.In this Episode 32, parts One and Two, Recorded on 8/10/2021, Barry, Kevin and guest Michael Wood, an experienced Chicago consumer-law attorney, discuss:The clear-eyed (ruthless) way that banks and other creditors look at consumer debt.How consumers live with financial uncertainty as they navigate life's ups-and-downs.How -- on the other hand- banks and creditors face no uncertainty at all -- since they calculate, predict and price for the expected 'defaults.' How "debt buyers" snap up unpaid consumer debts at 3 or 4 cents on the dollar, but then attempt to collect the full amount through semi-automated pressure campaigns and lawsuits.How you can now use a government-authorized website to "pull your own credit report" not once a year, but every week (for free!) - Annualcreditreport.comFOR THOSE DEBTORS INVOLVED IN A FAMILY-LAW DISPUTE:Remember that the banks, creditors and "debt buyers" operate on a for-profit basis.While banks and creditors at least provide some goods or services, "debt buyers" provide only collection pressure and stress.Family-law disputes are stressful enough, but debt buyers and their attorneys try to collect payments by further increasing people's stress and turmoil.Debt buyers contact neighbors and extended family -- everyone in the consumer's physical and emotional vicinity -- to increase the collection pressure.A consumer-law attorney may be able to help.                    ==================Custody and Divorce Lawyers Barry C. Boykin and Kevin R. Johnson have more than 50 combined years of experience.  They know first-hand the court battles, stress and struggles that people endure as disputes are resolved in the family-court system.                Barry and Kevin try to bring hope and clarity to a troubled world, where lawyers, judges and other professionals see the best and worst of human behavior on public display.      Our Guest:  Chicago consumer-law attorney Michael Wood    (312) 757-1880 https://communitylawyersgroup.com===================Free, weekly (no longer once/year) access to your own 'credit report':    Annualcreditreport.comCARPLS - legal resources           www.carpls.orgIllinois Legal Aid Online             www.illinoislegalaid.org================== Who we are:                                                                      Attorney Barry C. Boykin -  www.gclclaw.org/barry-c-boykinAttorney Kevin R. Johnson - www.divorce.nuGuest:  Attorney Michael Wood - https://communitylawyersgroup.com/

20mins

20 Aug 2021

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Episode 32 PART ONE with Michael Wood - Unpaid bills and family stress - 'Debt buyers' and the attacks on you

Dynamite Divorce and other matters (DDOM)

Often added to the legal and emotional turmoil of a divorce, custody, parentage, child-support or other family-law dispute are pressures over unpaid bills and debts.  Banks and other creditors sometimes try to collect for a while, but when they give up, they "charge off" the debt and sell it to a "debt buyer" for 3 or 4 cents on the dollar.  Then, a semi-automated collection campaign can begin.In this Episode 32, parts One and Two, Recorded on 8/10/2021, Barry, Kevin and guest Michael Wood, an experienced Chicago consumer-law attorney, discuss:The clear-eyed (ruthless) way that banks and other creditors look at consumer debt.How consumers live with financial uncertainty as they navigate life's ups-and-downs.How -- on the other hand- banks and creditors face no uncertainty at all -- since they calculate, predict and price for the expected 'defaults.' How "debt buyers" snap up unpaid consumer debts at 3 or 4 cents on the dollar, but then attempt to collect the full amount through semi-automated pressure campaigns and lawsuits.How you can now use a government-authorized website to "pull your own credit report" not once a year, but every week (for free!) - Annualcreditreport.comFOR THOSE DEBTORS INVOLVED IN A FAMILY-LAW DISPUTE:Remember that the banks, creditors and "debt buyers" operate on a for-profit basis.While banks and creditors at least provide some goods or services, "debt buyers" provide only collection pressure and stress.Family-law disputes are stressful enough, but debt buyers and their attorneys try to collect payments by further increasing people's stress and turmoil.Debt buyers contact neighbors and extended family -- everyone in the consumer's physical and emotional vicinity -- to increase the collection pressure.A consumer-law attorney may be able to help.                    ==================Custody and Divorce Lawyers Barry C. Boykin and Kevin R. Johnson have more than 50 combined years of experience.  They know first-hand the court battles, stress and struggles that people endure as disputes are resolved in the family-court system.                Barry and Kevin try to bring hope and clarity to a troubled world, where lawyers, judges and other professionals see the best and worst of human behavior on public display.      Our Guest:  Chicago consumer-law attorney Michael Wood    (312) 757-1880 https://communitylawyersgroup.com===================Free, weekly (no longer once/year) access to your own 'credit report':    Annualcreditreport.comCARPLS - legal resources           www.carpls.orgIllinois Legal Aid Online             www.illinoislegalaid.org================== Who we are:                                                                      Attorney Barry C. Boykin -  www.gclclaw.org/barry-c-boykinAttorney Kevin R. Johnson - www.divorce.nuGuest:  Attorney Michael Wood - https://communitylawyersgroup.com/

23mins

20 Aug 2021

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