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65 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Benjamin Franklin. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Benjamin Franklin, often where they are interviewed.

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65 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Benjamin Franklin. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Benjamin Franklin, often where they are interviewed.

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199: Lessons on Leading a Successful Life from Benjamin Franklin

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If you're like most people, when you think about Benjamin Franklin, you think contribution to the discovery of electricity.  But Franklin was one of the first writers to write about personal development, and he has three powerful principles for leading a successful life.   On this episode of the Fit + Vibrant You Podcast, I share these three success principles and and how they apply to your journey to a fitter, healthier, happier, version of yourself. You don’t need to read another book  on weight loss or diet… we need to start applying a few foundational success principles to this journey.  Friend, I’m glad that you’re here. Hit play, and let’s talk! This is YOUR show. If you have a question or topic suggestion, DM on Instagram or Facebook, email me at tanja@ascendfitnesscoaching.com or ask in the Fit + Vibrant Facebook group.  When you’re ready to take the next step, here’s how I can help. ⭐️ For Women Over 50: Discover the 4 Steps that have Helped 100s of Women Achieve their Happy, Healthy Weight, Permanently and Naturally, Without the Obsession: www.fitvibrant50.com ⭐️Join the Fit + Vibrant You Facebook Community! ⭐️Download your Home Workout Guide at www.tanjashaw.com/homefitness ⭐️Subscribe to the Fit + VIbrant YOU Podcast on your favourite podcast player. ⭐️If you're in Chilliwack, BC, learn more about the 6 Week Restart at www.getfitchilliwack.com
Aug 31 2020 · 26mins
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A Revolutionary Change: How A Financial Planner Became Benjamin Franklin

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We first read about Terry Kutz in a terrific article in The Wall Street Journal. Terry had a long career as a financial planner in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. But as a hobby he had become involved in revolutionary war reenactments with a group called the Northwest Territory Alliance (NWTA). And one day an organizer asked him if he’d be willing to play the role of Benjamin Franklin at an event they were putting on.

In retirement, his work interpreting Ben Franklin has become a part-time occupation (or what his wife now calls a full-time obsession). He’s participated in dozens of historical re-enactments and events as a historical interpreter. When we met him at his home in New Berlin, Wisconsin, he came in full historical costume and wearing bifocals – which of course were invented by Ben Franklin. Click here for more on Terry and his work as a historical interpreter.

The bulk of today’s episode focuses on Terry and his second act. But we'll start by going back to 1776 for an interview with one of America's founding fathers.

Aug 30 2020 · 21mins

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Mission Driven Stories: Benjamin Franklin

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“Now I speak of thanking God, I desire with all humility to acknowledge that I owe the mentioned happiness of my past life to his divine providence, which led me to the means I used and gave them success.” ~Benjamin Franklin
This podcast is different from other our other Mission Driven Stories podcasts. We usually focus on how proper preparation in childhood leads to the virtues and successes of great men and women. Today's podcast, however,  focuses on the foibles of a youth, Benjamin Franklin, who, despite his early mistakes, eventually gained self-mastery and became a remarkable man.

This podcast gives hope to every parent--demonstrating that despite their own poor choices, your child can still embrace principles, praise God and become a wise and successful human being.  
Listener's Guide:
Use the time stamps below to skip to any part of the podcast. 

1:40       Why This Podcast is Different
5:30       His autobiography-The Central message
7:48       His Father
10:43     The Printing Trade
15:29     The Silence Dogood Letters
18:41      Independence in Philadelphia
20:47     The Folly of youth
30:56     England and More Poor Choices
38:56     Religion
40:29     Moral virtues
Quotes from this episode:
“Now I speak of thanking God, I desire with all humility to acknowledge that I owe the mentioned happiness of my past life to his divine providence, which led me to the means I used and gave them success.” ~Benjamin Franklin
“My early readiness in learning to read (which must have been very early, as I do not remember when I could not read), and the opinion of all his friends that I should certainly make a good scholar, encouraged him in this purpose of his.” ~Benjamin Franklin
“I remember well his [my father] being frequently visited by leading men who consulted him for his opinion in affairs of the town or of the church he belonged to, and who showed a good deal of respect for his judgment and advice. He was also much consulted by private persons about their affairs when any difficulty occurred, and frequently chose an arbitrator between contending parties. At his table, he liked to have, as often as he could some sensible friend or neighbor to converse with, and always took care to start some ingenious or useful topic for discourse which might tend to improve the minds of his children. By this means, he turned our attention to what was good, just, and prudent in the conduct of life.” ~Benjamin Franklin
“Often I sat in my room reading the greatest part of the night when the book borrowed in the evening had to be returned early in the morning, lest it should be found missing or wanted.” ~Benjamin Franklin

“His prayer: 'O powerful Goodness, bountiful Father, merciful Guide! Increase in me that wisdom which discovers my truest interests; strengthen my resolutions to perform what that wisdom dictates. Accept my kind offices to thy other children, as the only return in my power for thy continual favors to me.'” ~Benjamin Franklin

“Fundamental religious creed:

That there is one God who made all things.
That he governs the world by his providence.
That he ought to be worshipped by adoration, prayer, and thanksgiving.
But that the most acceptable service to God is doing good to man.
That the soul is immortal.
And that God will certainly reward virtue and punish vice, either here or hereafter.”

~Benjamin Franklin
Franklin's morning question: “What good shall I do this day?    

Franklin's evening question: “What good have I done today?”

Franklin's 13 Moral Virtues:

Temperance - “Eat not to dullness. Drink not to elevation.” 
Silence - “Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself. Avoid trifling conversation.”
Order - “Let all your things have their places. Let each part of your business have its time. ” 
Resolution - “Resolve to perform what you ought. Perform without fail what you resolve.”
Aug 25 2020 · 47mins
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin- Audiobook

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin (Full Audiobook)

Jul 26 2020 · 7hr 30mins

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A short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne about an incident in young Benjamin Franklin's life that helped to mold his character and prepare him for the future. This morality tale is very powerful especially in light of the turmoil America is facing today.

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Jul 12 2020 · 28mins
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4. America: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin vs Beloved

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A special thank you to our dead ancestors for joining us on this episode. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin (1791) vs Beloved by Toni Morrison (1987)

Jun 29 2020 · 1hr 10mins
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Where In The World Is Benjamin Franklin And Wink Wink??-Link 167 (Featuring Simply Dad)

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This week's episode of the podcast features Spencer chatting with Simply Dad on all sorts of topics. We go over the misconceptions of the SMT/Persona fandom, Unreal Engine 4 for SMTV, and much more. Let us know what you think of the episode in the comments below.   Find us online Twitter @SMTNetwork @Torchwood4sp discord.gg/TkBgNpphttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4ra8vUXXBI7aDkaRr_7TpQ
Apr 21 2020 · 2hr 36mins
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"Those Who Would Give Up Essential Liberty, to Purchase a Little Temporary Safety, Deserve Neither Liberty nor Safety." - Benjamin Franklin

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Today, we explore why most Americans are willing to put 100% of the population at financial risk with a government shutdown to potentially save .06% of the population from the Coronavirus.

Apr 06 2020 · 39mins
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#115 Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

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What I learned from reading Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson. 

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Mar 15 2020 · 56mins