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The Guinness World Records

It's a collection of the biggest, fastest, and weirdest things in the world.  But how much do you really know...

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QAnon | America's Most Dangerous Conspiracy Theory?

This far-right conspiracy theory has gone from niche internet forums to President Trump's Twitter account. Discover...

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Modern Pirates

The pirates of the 21st century don't have parrots and swords, but night-vision goggles and AK47s. Discover why...

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The English of Donald Trump

The President of The United States of America uses a kind of English you won't find in a textbook.  Here we take a...

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The Amazing Life of Whales

“The whales do not sing because they have an answer, they sing because they have a song.”- Gregory...

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The English of Boris Johnson

The Prime Minister of the UK has a unique way of using language, which shows his privileged upbringing and elite...

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The Hidden Cost of Food Delivery Apps

Food delivery apps have taken over cities across the world, promising delicious food at the tap of a button. But is...

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GDP & Measuring Growth

“It measures everything in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.” - Robert Kennedy It's the...

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Turkmenistan

It's one of the most isolated countries in the world, ruled by an authoritarian leader with a passion for horses and...

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Leonardo Da Vinci

He has been called 'the most relentlessly curious man in history', and was the quintessential Renaissance man....

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Plastic

It has revolutionised our lives, made cars lighter, food fresher, and water safer. But at what cost? In this...

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Human Rights

In 1948 the United Nations signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which set out the 30 'inalienable'...

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Jack The Ripper

In 1888 a serial killer terrorised the streets of London's East End, brutally murdering women. Over 2,000 people were...

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Death Around The World

It's the one inevitability in life, but it remains one of life's biggest unknowns. In this morbid episode we...

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The War on Drugs

In 1971, Richard Nixon declared The War On Drugs. Almost 50 years later, and a war that has cost the US over a...

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The House of Medici

"He it is who decides peace and war… He is king in all but name.” Quote about Cosimo de' Medici The...

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The World Bank

It's one of the world's most important financial institutions, but also one of the most controversial.  Discover...

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Black Friday & A Short History of Discounting

It's the biggest shopping day of the year. How did it start, what actually happens, and how much do people really...

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Charles Darwin & On the Origin of Species

He is the father of modern biology, and his 1869 book On the Origin of Species presented a revolutionary new idea...

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What's The Difference Between Great Britain and The United Kingdom?

Episode #025 - English Learning for Curious Minds What's The Difference Between Great Britain and The United...

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