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Host Jerri Williams is a retired FBI agent and author on a mission to show you who the FBI is and what the FBI does by interviewing retired agents, her former colleagues, about their most intriguing and high-profiled cases, as well as fascinating but not as well-known FBI investigations. She also reviews how the Bureau is portrayed in books, TV, and movies. Photos and links to articles about the cases and topics discussed can be found at https://jerriwilliams.com/
 
Everybody Hates Self-Publishing explores the good, the bad and the ugly of creating and producing your own work. Self-published authors will find advice on writing, book marketing and getting your book in bookstores. Aspiring writers will learn about being an indie publisher: Being an entrepreneur, creating your own DIY publishing house and thriving as an indie publisher means connecting with readers, booksellers and librarians and competing in a market that favors traditional publishing. Ho ...
 
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I've been setting up book promotions with a number of companies for my first in series for the festive season. Today I take you through the process of each of these companies, explaining the prices, the reasons for doing the promotions and what you can expect.Wendy H. Jones による
 
Making sense of sound is one of the hardest jobs we ask our brains to do. In Of Sound Mind: How Our Brain Constructs a Meaningful Sonic World (MIT Press, 2021), Nina Kraus examines the partnership of sound and brain, showing for the first time that the processing of sound drives many of the brain's core functions. Our hearing is always on—we can't …
 
This interview continues the conversation with Martin Gluckman, Researcher at University of Capetown and Director at Sanskrit Research Institute. We discuss his Panini Research Tool, Sanskrit Writer, Text to Speech Sanskrit tool and research into the Indus Valley Script. Raj Balkaran is a scholar, educator, consultant, and life coach. For informati…
 
Retired agent Charlie Price reviews several artful interviews and techniques he used to obtain confessions and signed statements from white collar, counterintelligence, and enemy combatant subjects. He developed an expertise and was asked by his fellow agents and Bureau management (both in the field and at FBIHQ) to conduct subject interviews on ot…
 
Have you ever thought about setting up a multi-author book signing? Today's episode takes you through the process of setting it up as well as giving you the experience from the perspective of three authors - myself, Sarah Grace, and Ruth Leigh.Wendy H. Jones/Sarah Grace/Ruth Leigh による
 
This interview features amazing open-access digital Sanskrit projects spearheaded by Martin Gluckman, Researcher at University of Capetown and Director at Sanskrit Research Institute. We discuss Martin’s Sanskrit and computer science backgrounds as well as the on-line Sanskrit dictionary. Raj Balkaran is a scholar, educator, consultant, and life co…
 
In their open-access publication, Making AI Intelligible: Philosophical Foundations (Oxford University Press, 2021), Herman Cappelen and Josh Dever argue that philosophers of language can contribute to a deeper understanding of artificial intelligence. AIs known as “neural nets” are becoming commonplace and we increasingly rely on their outputs for…
 
Today's show focuses on the Society of Authors and applying for the grants which are available to members of the society. I am surprised that many people do not know these grants are available or how they apply for them, so today's show addresses this.Wendy H. Jones による
 
Appreciating Analytic Philosophy is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Scott Soames, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at University of Southern California. Scott Soames is specialized in the philosophy of language and the history of analytic philosophy. This detailed conversation provides a thoughtful introducti…
 
Though typically considered oral cultures, ancient Greece and Rome also boasted textual cultures, enabled by efforts to perfect, publish, and preserve both new and old writing. In Editorial Bodies: Perfection and Rejection in Ancient Rhetoric and Poetics (University of South Carolina Press, 2018) Michele Kennerly argues that such efforts were commo…
 
Retired agent and podcast host Jerri Williams interviews the victims of a loan shark and extortion investigation, a spin-off case of her Group II business-to-business telemarketing undercover case. During a proffer meeting, brothers Andy and Gary Last Name Unused (LNU) who were the subjects of her fraud case, confide that they had been getting shor…
 
Renowned film critic, Youtuber, and Author Lindsay Ellis chatted with us to discuss her new book Truth of the Divine. This book is the latest in her Noumena series. To get the latest on Lindsay Ellis, check out her Twitter, and Youtube channel Purchase Signed Copies of Truth of the Divine Like Us On Facebook Follow Us On Twitter About Truth of the …
 
Hate speech can happen anywhere - in Charlottesville, Virginia, where young men in khakis shouted, "Jews will not replace us"; in Myanmar, where the military used Facebook to target the Muslim Rohingya; in Cape Town, South Africa, where a pastor called on ISIS to rid South Africa of the "homosexual curse." In person or online, people wield language…
 
Often we want to tell our life story but the rawness of it can be a barrier. Today, I talk to Avishai El who gives us hints, tips, and strategies to deal with our emotions and write memoirs which may be traumatic. Why should we do this and why is it important? All the questions are answered in the show.…
 
In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Retired agent Pete Lapp reviews the espionage investigation of Ana Belen Montes, who was arrested ten days after 9/11 for espionage, and sentenced to 25 years for spying for the Cuban Intelligence Service while she worked at the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. Peter Lapp served in the FBI for 22-ye…
 
What is satire and why should we be reading and writing about it? can we incorporate it into our writing and is it important that we do so? These questions and more are answered into today's episode where I discuss all things satirical writing with Charles Harris.Wendy H. Jones/Charles Harris による
 
Here is the preaching of Chapter 4. I have put my name to it, as William Tyndale isn't gettng enough hits. This work is very important and it needs to be heard and SHARED- for it is the Gospel uncensored. Do not pass this word by... for those who do, could possibly miss out on their last chance to hear the Gospel. --Pastor Duane…
 
Sign Language Linguistics is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and renowned researcher of sign languages Carol Padden, the Sanford I. Berman Chair in Language and Human Communication at UC San Diego. This extensive conversation covers a wide range of topics related to sign language, such as growing up with ASL, Carol’s …
 
An Introductory Sanskrit Reader: Improving Reading Fluency (Brill, 2021) aims to help students start reading original Sanskrit literature. When we study ancient languages, there often is quite a gap between introductory, grammar-based classes and independent reading of original texts. This Reader bridges that gap by offering complete grammar and vo…
 
In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Julia reviews her detailed analysis of the then unknown subject, referred to as the Golden State Killer and East Area Rapist. This individual, between 1976 and 1986, was responsible for approximately 45 rapes, 12 homicides, and multiple residential burglaries in California, from Sacramento to Orange …
 
At the turn of the nineteenth century, European philologists were engaged in the study of Semitic languages and Indology, breaking with the past in many ways. To understand this period, Henning Trüper argues for the importance of a broad-ranging investigation into the production of scholarly knowledge, focusing especially on Semitic Orientalism, as…
 
Professor James Diggle, editor in chief of the Cambridge Greek Lexicon (Cambridge UP, 2021), joins us to explain the background to this extraordinary project. Setting out to provide a standard for students and professional readers of ancient Greek texts, Diggle's lexicon reflects a wider range of usage than Liddell and Scott, and provides translati…
 
When Sarah Nannery got her first job at a small nonprofit, she thought she knew exactly what it would take to advance. But soon she realized that even with hard work and conscientiousness, she was missing key meanings and messages embedded in her colleagues' everyday requests, feedback, and praise. She had long realized her brain operated different…
 
At the heart of human intelligence rests a fundamental puzzle: How are we incredibly smart and stupid at the same time? No existing machine can match the power and flexibility of human perception, language, and reasoning. Yet, we routinely commit errors that reveal the failures of our thought processes. What Makes Us Smart: The Computational Logic …
 
Chapter Three For a farther understanding of this gospel, here may be made three questions, What mammon is- Why it is called unrighteous- and after what manner Christ biddeth us counterfeit and follow the unjust and wicked steward, which with his lord's damage provided for his own profit and advantage- which thing no doubt is unrighteous and sin.--…
 
Here, in the second chapter, we get into faith according to works. Not the Macarthur garbage of -Lordship Salvation- -please refer to the document here on the site written by John Robbins-, but what the Bible teaches.----That thing I couldn't remember in the preaching of the chapter, is what is taught as -Common Grace-- which is a cheap substitute …
 
In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, retired agent Richard Velasquez reviews his Disney theme park fraud case against Thomas Lucas Jr., who concocted a story that the Disney Company would build a theme park called Frontier Disney DFW in North Texas. Lucas Jr. used this false information to solicit doctors, lawyers, professional athletes…
 
In the second of my two part series on taking bold steps in the publishing industry I speak to the owner of a brand new bookshop, Barnabas Christian Bookshop, in Dundee. We talk about making brave decisions and how bookshop managers and authors can work more closely together to put on events that reach the reading public.…
 
Yiddish in Israel: A History (Indiana UP, 2020) challenges the commonly held view that Yiddish was suppressed or even banned by Israeli authorities for ideological reasons, offering instead a radical new interpretation of the interaction between Yiddish and Israeli Hebrew cultures. Author Rachel Rojanski tells the compelling and yet unknown story o…
 
Pants on Fire: On Lying in Politics is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and renowned intellectual historian Martin Jay, UC Berkeley. A thought-provoking book in dialogue format examining Martin Jay’s extensive research on lying in politics from Plato and St. Augustine to Hannah Arendt and Leo Strauss which culminated i…
 
In this episode, Andrew Child, also known as Andrew Grant, chatted with us to discuss his new book Better Off Dead. This new thriller was co-written by Andrew Child and Lee Child. To get the latest on Andrew Child, check him out on Twitter Purchase Signed Copies of Better Off Dead More Books By Andrew Child and Lee Child Like Us On Facebook Follow …
 
In September-October 2021, SSEAC Stories will be hosting a mini-series of podcasts exploring the role that research plays in understanding and advocating for human rights in Southeast Asia. In the second episode, Dr Thushara Dibley talks with Professor Nick Enfield about how the field of linguistics intersects with human rights. They discuss some o…
 
Hamilton: An American Musical made its record-breaking Broadway debut in 2015—but the musical has reached far beyond typical Broadway audiences to pave a path into political discourse, pop culture, classroom curriculums, and the broader conversation about contemporary American politics. What led to this chain reaction of popularity, and how does it…
 
Language Ungoverned: Indonesia's Chinese Print Entrepreneurs, 1911–1949 (Cornell UP, 2021) explores a fascinating archive of Sino-Malay texts – writings produced by the Chinese community in the Malay language – in Indonesia. It demonstrates the myriad ways in which the ethnic Chinese in Indonesia resorted to the press for their education, legal and…
 
One would think setting up a publishing company in today's climate could be considered foolish. Yet Sumaira Wilson and Nikki East have set up the highly successful Spellbound Books. Today I talk to Sumaira about her experience and how you can set up a publishing company.Wendy H. Jones による
 
Here is a work that is most important. It identifies who the true are and the things that the true church believe.--In this first part, Tyndale discusses the doctrine of Justification by Faith Alone- that is, as the Bible teaches it. It is the faith of the Lord Jesus Christ that justifies a man- not his faith in Christ, as the ungodly visible churc…
 
In Learning a Foreign Language: Understanding the Fundamentals of Linguistics (Rowman and Littlefield, 2020), Alex Poole, professor of English at Western Kentucky University helps potential learners to negotiate the vagaries of learning a new language. In each chapter he details issues inherent in the learning process such as motivation, strategic …
 
In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, SSA Richard Marx reviews the FBI Recovery Team he lead at the Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island, where a multi-agency team carefully sifted through tons of World Trade Center debris to recover criminal evidence and the remains and belongings of the victims of September 11. The work at Fresh Kills…
 
In Beyond Conversation: Collaboration and the Production of Writing (Utah State UP, 2021), William Duffy revives the topic and connects it to the growing interest in collaboration within digital and materialist rhetoric to demonstrate that not only do the theory, pedagogy, and practice of collaboration need more study but there is also much to be l…
 
Each summer, tens of thousands of American Jews attend residential camps, where they may see Hebrew signs, sing and dance to Hebrew songs, and hear a camp-specific hybrid language register called Camp Hebraized English, as in: “Let’s hear some ruach (spirit) in this chadar ochel (dining hall)!” Using historical and sociolinguistic methods, Hebrew I…
 
Special Agent Brian O'Hare, President of the FBI Agents Association (FBIAA) announces that retired agent Jerri Williams (that's me) will be recognized as the FBIAA G-Man Honors - Distinguished Service Honoree for her/my continued support of the FBI Family through her/my podcast and books at the “G-Man Honors: A Salute to Heroes” banquet to be held …
 
In this episode, long-time VJBooks author David Poyer, chatted with us to discuss his new book, Arctic Sea: A Dan Lenson Novel. To get the latest on David Poyer, check him out on Facebook Purchase Signed Copies of Arctic Sea More Books By David Poyer Like Us On Facebook Follow Us On Twitter About Arctic Sea: New threats surface in the aftermath of …
 
In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, I'm sharing everything I’m learning about the TV industry. I want to thank Jim Clemente (timestamp 3:33), Jim Fitzgerald (timestamp 34:37), Bobby Chacon (timestamp 1:04:38), and Scott Garriola (timestamp 1:33:27), all previous guests on FBI Retired Case File Review, for letting me pick their brains a…
 
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