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320 Benjamin Franklin's London House

Ben Franklin's World

Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706, to Abiah Folger and Josiah Franklin. Although Franklin began his life as the youngest son of a youngest son, he traveled through many parts of what is now the northeastern United States and the Province of Quebec and lived in four different cities in three different countries: Boston, Philadelphia, London, and Passy, France. In honor of Benjamin Franklin’s 316th birthday, Márcia Balisciano, the Founding Director of the Benjamin Franklin House museum in London, joins us to explore Benjamin Franklin’s life in London using details from the largest artifact Franklin left behind: his rented rooms at 36 Craven Street. Show Notes: https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/320 Join Ben Franklin's World! Subscribe and help us bring history right to your ears! Sponsor Links Omohundro Institute Colonial Williamsburg Foundation The Ben Franklin's World Shop Complementary Episodes Episode 001: James N. Green, Library Company of Philadelphia Episode 022: Vivian Bruce Conger, Deborah Read Franklin & Sally Franklin Bache Episode 149: George Goodwin, Benjamin Franklin in London Episode 169: Thomas Kid, The Religious Life of Benjamin Franklin Episode 175: Daniel Epstein, The Revolution in Ben Franklin’s House Episode 207: Nick Bunker, Young Benjamin Franklin Listen! Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Amazon Music Ben Franklin's World iOS App Ben Franklin's World Android App Helpful Links Join the Ben Franklin's World Facebook Group Ben Franklin’s World Twitter: @BFWorldPodcast Ben Franklin's World Facebook Page Sign-up for the Franklin Gazette Newsletter

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18 Jan 2022

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Benjamin Franklin - Avtobioqrafiya | SƏSLİ KİTAB #71


100-lük ABŞ dollarını və ya onun surətini əlinə götürmüş hər adam onun şəklini görüb. Bu şərəfə hansı keyfiyyətlərinə görə layiq olduğunu isə bu kitabdan öyrənə bilərsiniz.


17 Jan 2022

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Vyakti Vishesh : Today's Personality Benjamin Franklin.

Radio MPSC Guru - India's First Educational Internet Radio.

Benjamin Franklin FRS FRSA FRSE (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1706][Note 1] – April 17, 1790) was an American polymath who was active as a writer, scientist, inventor, statesman, diplomat, printer, publisher and political philosopher. Among the leading intellectuals of his time, Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, a drafter and signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, and the first United States postmaster general. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app


16 Jan 2022

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Episode 98: Benjamin Franklin

Meet Your Heroes

If you need help figuring out which woman to take as your mistress, this week's hero has got some advice that *does not* stand the test of time. Not uncoincidentally like the Constitution.


15 Jan 2022

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The Glass Armonica, A Musical Instrument Invented By Benjamin Franklin

Cool Weird Awesome with Brady Carlson

Today in 1706 was, at least by the old calendar, Benjamin Franklin's birthday. Here's the story of how he once invented his own musical instrument, one for which great composers wrote music. Plus: Ben Franklin invented lots of things but patented none of them.  Benjamin Franklin's Glass Armonica (Franklin Institute) Ben Franklin’s Killer Instrument: The Glass Armonica (Ripley's) 11 Surprising Facts About Benjamin Franklin (History.com) You don't have to throw Ben Franklins at us to support the show, join us on Patreon for just $1 a month!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coolweirdawesome/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/coolweirdawesome/support


6 Jan 2022

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Benjamin Franklin's Method of Self-Improvement

Live Well and Flourish

Whether you realize it or not, who you are is under your control. You get to decide the sort of person you are and the virtues you exhibit. In this episode, I discuss Benjamin Franklin's "... bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection." Franklin's method is elegant in it's simplicity and powerful in its ability to transform lives. Learn about the history of how he created this technique and apply a simple but effective and proven method for becoming the sort of person you want to be. Don’t miss out on this helpful guide and resource in your journey to flourishing! Example of Franklin's notebook:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-i296IM9mnz6x2ulCtAPC-peb_kma1mInLWrsafferU/edit?usp=sharing Links:Franklin Virtues Chart (8.5” x 11”)These are set up for 13 virtues, but you can easily adjust them for four, eight, or whatever number you want. A simple find & replace can replace Virtue 1, etc. with your virtues. These are all the same, just in different formats. Word: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pJbwjKeYRXHzBrt4EF2-welz1KZqf4U5/view?usp=sharing.odt: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pJbwjKeYRXHzBrt4EF2-welz1KZqf4U5/view?usp=sharingGoogle Doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1681lkb9N6QsbZzwgLCWIbBzqW-Lbv7s8zP2E3PVMSRg/edit?usp=sharingFranklin Virtues Chart 3x5 card version, four virtues: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DGVa47DWXqe3ZtdrjQFPY14AQ1vA07Mm/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=110655451884880977802&rtpof=true&sd=true Franklin Virtues Chart 3x5 card version, list your own virtues: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RaEK5KkrMPSluoD7Et0hCfyPjqT-8UkN/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=110655451884880977802&rtpof=true&sd=true Franklin’s Thirteen VirtuesTemperance | Eat not to dullness. Drink not to elevation.Silence | Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.Order | Let 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.Frugality | Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself. Waste nothing.Industry | Lose no time; be always employed in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.Sincerity | Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if  you speak, speak accordingly.Justice | Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.Moderation | Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.Cleanliness | Tolerate no uncleanliness in body clothes, or habitationTranquility | Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.Chastity | Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another’s peace or reputation.Humility | Be neither vain nor pusillanimous. Think of yourself less.


5 Jan 2022

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (Ch. IX), by Benjamin Franklin

Harvard Classics

"Resolution: Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve"-was one of the rules for success framed by America's first "self-made" man. (Volume 1, Harvard Classics)


2 Jan 2022

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Principals and Conduct | Highlights from The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The Gap

"From a child, I was fond of reading, and all the little money that came into my hands was ever laid out on books" Benjamin Franklin was one of the founding fathers of the United States. A feat such as this does not happen by luck. It is a results of having sound principals and beliefs that allow a man to conduct himself respectably. In his autobiography, Benjamin Franklin shares with us the trials and tribulations he faced as a businessman, and how he conducted himself throughout the entirety of his life. He is an advocate for reading, frugality, and hard work. He eventually became the most successful owner of a printing press during his life because of his unique writing style.


24 Oct 2021

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#BehindTheBROADcasters - Celebrating Our 50th With Benjamin Franklin

Living Unscripted Podcast

This week we are celebrating our 50th episode “Colonial Style”. Sadly, no powdered wigs but we are taking a nod from everyone’s favorite founding father, Benjamin Franklin. Good ole Ben created his own self-help program...yes, before it was cool, on his own quest to live a happier and more fulfilled life. We will be using his steps to self-revolution over the next 13 weeks and using each other to keep ourselves accountable. You know what they say, “ain’t no party like a colonial party!” #BehindTheBROADcasters is where we share our opinions and get vulnerable with you. No guests. Just US, Brooke and Caitlin, and our soapbox of course. We are peeling back the layers and going UNSCRIPTED about whatever we feel like. No offense intended, but ya know, we can be offensive so hang on for the ride and grow some thick skin. SPONSORS Silicon Slopes https://siliconslopes.com/ https://www.instagram.com/siliconslopes/?hl=en FOLLOW US Follow Living Unscripted Podcast https://www.instagram.com/livingunscriptedpodcast/?hl=en Follow Caitlin https://www.instagram.com/caitlinhhansen/?hl=en Follow Brooke https://www.instagram.com/brooke_mangum/?hl=en Subscribe to our YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYoaGeTb_LnJ-qKNRcWUeUA?sub_confirmation=1


27 Sep 2021

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Episode 67 - Benjamin Franklin‘s Virtues: Pt. 2


Part 2 of 3.  This week, we explore Frugality, Industry, Sincerity, Justice, and Moderation.  


8 Sep 2021