NO NAME by Wilkie Collins, read by Nicholas Boulton, Rachel Atkins, Russell Bentley, John Foley, David Rintoul, Lucy Scott
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Have you listened to a Victorian novel lately? Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss the joy of this ensemble narration of Wilkie Collins’s classic NO NAME. The talented Nicholas Boulton is the primary narrator, and his ability to mimic the elite and humble and capture their cadence and tone is unrivaled. His subtle inflections shape this long but satisfying performance. The stalwart cast transports listeners to 1840s London and the countryside. The novel is filled with unforgettable characters, and like his friend Dickens, Collins writes in torrents of descriptive prose and crafts a clever plot. Published by Naxos AudioBooks.Find more audiobook recommendations at audiofilemagazine.comSupport for our podcast comes from Oasis Audio, publisher of Frankenstein, a breathtaking Audie-nominated full-cast performance of the stage adaptation by A.S. Peterson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This conversation is with Russell Bentley, he started track running, and was coached by the legendary Frank Horwill MBE, the renowned UK middle distance coach who coached 49 Great Britain and Northern Ireland international athletes. He lived in Kenya and we dive into the lessons he learnt, from the time he trained with David Rudisha (800m world record holder). He has moved from track running into marathon running, earning a personal best of 2.20.20 in the Berlin Marathon. He is now based in the hills of Snowdonia. He works a 40hr week on building site, running 100 miles on the roads, whilst coming home to play with the kids, and did I mention he is a running coach?! We also talk about diversity in running due to current events. I’m biased but it’s a great conversation which I know you’ll enjoy. Links: Instagram: @russell_runner Website: russellrunner.com--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marcus-brown9/support
British Endurance Athlete Podcast Episode 01 - Russell Bentley
I’m delighted to have a talented, good looking, funny and intelligent man on this podcast for my first episode along with Russell. All jokes aside, it was a privilege to record my first podcast with Russell Bentley. Russell is a two time Marathon Eryri Champion, has ran an incredible 2.20 Marathon PB and boasts a whole host of impressive race performances whilst juggling a family and a full time job. We talk extensively about a number of subjects, including but not limited to 1) His time spent amongst the Kenyans 2) His Berlin Marathon Experiences 3) His opinion on the Nike Vaporfly/Alphafly Shoe and the doping allegations surrounding the Nike Oregon Project and Mo Farah. Aside from the above topics we chat about his aspirations this year and after retiring, representing Wales and his best piece of training advice. More on Russell can be found on his instagram @russell_runner or his blog russellrunner.com - In addition to this Russell runs a weekly track session every Tuesday evening at 6pm in Treborth, Bangor where runners regardless of fitness can learn from his wealth of experience. Russell has also just started an Air B&B in the beautiful Blaenau Ffestiniog, more on this can be found out through messaging Russell directly. Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy the podcast, let me know what you’d like to hear next and any improvements that can be made! HVDR
In our tenth episode we chat to Russell Bentley who is a Professor of Political Theory within Economic, Social and Political Sciences and Deputy Head of School - Education, at the University of Southampton. Russell talks about the continuous need to engage our students through enthusiasm and passion in our teaching and talks very candidly about the need to recognise and reward teaching excellence. Plus, we discuss some of the problems associated with the term 'Teaching Fellow' and how it is a source of much confusion in the academic world.
Chris Thompson takes down Callum Hawkins, Dewi Griffiths smashes himself a massive half marathon PB, Bekele falls out with his agent, Toni Reavis reflects on Berlin, Joan Benoit’s aiming for sub three in Chicago, and there’s fun and games in Slovakia. Plus, Martin interviews Russell Bentley following his 2:20 marathon in Berlin, and Tom’s back from the States.
Russell Bentley is Professor of Political Theory at the University of Southampton, where he researches and teaches across the history of political thought, from ancient Greek to contemporary American politics. He also has experience in the upper echelons of university administration (formerly Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor of Education at the University of Southampton), from which he brings to us some uncommonly frank and revealing insights into higher education today. I invited Russell to chat with me because there are very few people I’ve met in academia who are at once so professional and candid about their views from within the belly of the beast. You can find Russell on Twitter at @RKBntly.