Kurt lands in Tokyo's Shibuya - glitzy and bustling, it makes Times Square look quaint, and it's the epicenter of teen culture. Kurt meets up with blogger Lisa Katayama, who takes Kurt to a girl haven: the sticker picture booth. Striking poses against glittery pink and purple backdrops just might be Japan's secret to happiness. Next, the Japanese schoolgirl image was made famous by comic books and cartoons. But not everyone thinks they're so kawaii (cute). What do Japanese women make of this archetype? Lisa Katayama met three young art stars whose work reclaims and re-invents female pop imagery, in some disturbing ways. But don't call them feminists.Finally, Roland Kelts, an expert in Japanese pop culture, takes Kurt to Akihabara, a retail paradise for otaku - obsessive fans of Manga and other Japanese culture. But a recent tragedy casts a shadow over the fun and games. [Broadcast Date: January 9, 2010] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/100109/rt_stud_100109_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls is a manifesto and call to arms for women of all sizes and ages. With smart and sassy eloquence, veteran blogger Jes M. Baker calls on women to be proud of their bodies, fight against fat shaming, and embrace a body-positive worldview to change public perceptions and help women maintain mental health. With the same straightforward tone that catapulted her to national attention when she wrote a public letter addressing the sexist comments of Abercrombie & Fitch's CEO, Jes shares personal experiences along with in-depth research in a way that is approachable, digestible, and empowering. Featuring notable guest authors, Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls is an invitation for all women to reject fat prejudice, learn to love their bodies, and join one of the most progressive and life-changing revolutions in the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jes M. Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008112/bk_blak_008112_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Susie features some forbidden porn blogs on today's show. We'll learn about exhibitionist and amateur pornographer Furry Girl. This cute and hairy blogger has many erotic photos to offer on her website, and Susie finds them very appealing. Another blog that interests her offers porn centered on women who are menstruating, That's right, and it's called erotic red.com. That's where you'll see positive portrayals of what they call "bleedy pussy". Next, Susie's found a new sex book that has her giggling with delight. The satirical book is called How to Make Love to Adrian Colesberry. It turns out to be a spoof on sex manuals, and Susie thinks it would make a great gift for women who feel inadequate, or virgins, or men who don't get their sexual needs met. Bottom line, though: it's hilarious! Then, in the "Try This at Home" mailbag, Susie gets a follow-up letter from a listener who writes back to tell us how her first visit to a swingers' party turned out. Have a question? You can call Susie's hotline at 831-480-5110. And you can send your confidential questions - plus requests for free samples and blog banners! - to email@example.com. (Episode 393, July 3, 2009) Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this program. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/090703/pf_suzy_090703_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Today, Susie looks at a wacky Internet controversy about whether a popular lady escort is make-believe or real. Is she really a he? And is he just a regular old guy - not a hot, sexy young whore? Susie discusses the larger issue of sex workers rights, because fans of the questionable faux ho have attacked legitimate competitors. How can you tell who is a real whore blogger? Susie says look for real stories of ups and downs, not just tales of incredible sex and "I'm so hot for you right now!" exclamations. Susie's also reads from Eco-Whore, a real sex blog that's her favorite.Then, in the "Try This at Home" mailbag, a troubling question arises. A husband tells his wife she better not masturbate - or he'll lay down the law. What should she do?Have a question? You can call Susie's hotline at 831-480-5110. And you can send your confidential questions - plus requests for free samples and blog banners! - to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Episode 420, February 5, 2010) Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this program. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/100205/pf_suzy_100205_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Popular blogger Shannan Martin offers Christians who are longing for a more meaningful life a simple starting point: learn what it is to love and be loved right where God has placed you.For Christ-followers living in an increasingly complicated world, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to live a life of intention and meaning. Where do we even begin?Shannan Martin offers a surprisingly simple answer: uncover the hidden corners of our cities and neighborhoods and invest deeply in the lives of people around us. She walks us through her own discoveries about the vital importance of paying attention, as well as the hard but rewarding truth about showing up and committing for the long haul, despite the inevitable encounters with brokenness and uncertainty. With transparency, humor, heart-tugging storytelling, and more than a little personal confession, Martin shows us that no matter where we live or how much we have, as we learn what it is to be with people as Jesus was, we'll find our very lives. The details will look quiet and ordinary, and the call will both exhaust and exhilarate us. But it will be the most worth-it adventure we will ever take. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ginny Welsh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/001378/bk_tnwd_001378_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Annie F. Downs admits she's not exactly the bravest girl in the world. She still cries sometimes when she leaves her parents' home in Georgia, she's never jumped out of a plane, and she rides roller coasters only to impress boys. But Annie knows that courage resides inside each and every one of us, and she's on a mission to triumph over her own fears while encouraging listeners to do the same. As a single young woman, writer, speaker, and blogger, Annie F. Downs shares her journey toward bravery with honesty and humor. Using wonderful stories from her own life, contemporary real-life examples, and fascinating historical and biblical references, Annie encourages us to grab hold of the brave life that we desperately desire. How often does fear hold us back from the very things we most want to taste, touch, and experience? The call to be brave isn't just for one person - it's for everyone. Let's All Be Brave is more than a book; it's a battle cry. Annie challenges us to live boldly, she calls us to step into those places that require courage, and she gives us the help to take the next step forward - even when it's scary. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dara Rosenberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/006265/bk_tant_006265_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Overwhelmed by the news cycle and the state of affairs in our world? A pastor, blogger, and powerful voice in the Resistance, John Pavlovitz has the answer and the antidote: Hope and Other Superpowers - inspirational, practical, and motivational lessons to cultivate our inner superheroes and save the world.Pastor John Pavlovitz has become a voice and a beacon of hope for progressives around the world. His popular and beloved blog, Stuff That Needs to Be Said, offers almost daily inspiration and insight into the state of affairs in the world and expertly captures the emotional zeitgeist; the angst, rage, fear, and despair that are the “new normal” for so many people. In the face of the hand-wringing helplessness we often feel, John offers the antidote: a practical and inspirational guide to transforming your burdens into dreams and your outrage into activism in order to become the kind of people the world needs right now.Using the fun and relatable framework of superhero mythology, John calls on us to create our origin stories that spur us to action and explains how we can build our protective suits of armor, identify and curb our personal kryptonite, and vanquish villains. He also helps us cultivate the specific “superpowers” we can enlist to make our lives and our world better. Along the way, he offers inspiring and stirring anecdotes and profiles about ordinary people who have done extraordinary things to help humankind.These times call for us to become superheroes in our own right, with the fearlessness, determination, and commitment to fight the battle against lies, oppression, and bigotry. As in the pages of a comic book, the bad guys are relentless, and so we have to be equally steadfast in our goodness. Here, Pastor John sounds the urgent call to action to empower and implore listeners to find agency and a sense of meaning and purpose. For people who want to believe in a better world and our c 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Pavlovitz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008982/bk_sans_008982_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Katrina's Aftermath, a restaurant started after the disastrous hurricane, a symbol of the dedicated people of the region who rebuilt after others predicted it could not be done. Blogger Claire Langois is impulsive, flighty, and prone to mischief, especially when she gets together with her cousin, Mary Elizabeth, and best friend, Jenny. While men are drawn to Claire's beauty and lively personality, she always manages to chase them off. After countless breakups and two failed engagements, she is ready to be the one in control of when - and if - she dates anyone else. Jeremy Schnaydre meets Claire at his brother Everrett's wedding. For him, it's love at first sight. Now the reformed playboy just has to convince Claire he has staying power. As owner of Schnaydre Janitorial agency, his slogan is 'Call Me If You Want to Talk Dirty'. He specializes in cleaning up messes, and this impulsive redhead seems to always find herself in one. He thrives on the challenge, determined to make her his wife no matter what. When he finds out someone is out to hurt his woman, Jeremy goes into protective mode. Can he protect Claire from someone determined to make her disappear? Publisher's note: This book contains elements of domestic discipline and sexual scenes. If any of these themes offend you, please do not purchase. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Mercier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/087314/bk_acx0_087314_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you ever looked into the faces of the people who call you Mom and wondered what in the world you got yourself into? If you're like many Christian moms today, you've been reading the headlines and watching the rapid-fire changes in our culture with frustration and fear. Let's face it: Moms today are facing questions that previous generations didn't even see coming, and even our right to determine what is best for our own children is under fire. Popular speaker and blogger Heidi St. John ("The Busy Mom") believes that today's mothers need a special kind of strength. We need to be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might. We dare not rely on human strength for the battles we're facing right now. In Becoming MomStrong, Heidi has a powerful message just for you - the mom in the midst of it all. Through encouragement, practical prayer points, and authentic "me too" moments, Heidi equips you for a job that only you can do: to train your children to hear God's voice and to walk in truth no matter where our culture is heading. God wants to use this generation of mothers to do something extraordinary: To be strong in the Lord To know who you are in Christ To impart that strength to your kids In other words, he wants you to be MomStrong! So if you're feeling tired or inadequate today, get ready to find new strength as you join Heidi St. John in Becoming MomStrong. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heidi St. John. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/002216/bk_hove_002216_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.