English Learning for Curious Minds

English Learning for Curious Minds

#202 | A History of Fake News

The term "fake news" came to prominence in late 2016, but the idea of fake news is as old as...

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#200 | Stéphane Breitwieser: The Greatest Art Thief of All Time

From 1995 to 2001, a man from eastern France stole 239 different pieces of art from 172 museums,...

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#198 | A History of Pirates

"Let's jump on board and cut them to pieces!" - Blackbeard. "A merry life and a short one" -...

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#196 | Ferdinand Magellan & The First Voyage Around The World

In September 1519, a Portuguese explorer and a crew of 270 men set sail from Spain trying to find...

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#194 | Occupy Wall Street

On September 17th, 2011, hundreds of people descended on a park in the heart of New York's...

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#192: A History of Wikipedia

It is one of the most popular websites in the world and has the goal of being a comprehensive...

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#190: The National Rifle Association

It's one of the United States' most powerful advocacy groups and is a fierce defender of gun...

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#188: Bonnie Prince Charlie

In 1745 Charles Stuart arrived on the west coast of Scotland with the aim of taking back the...

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#186: William Wallace

He was the Scottish rebel who fought against the English and has become the most famous freedom...

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#184: Banned Books

It's often said that the pen is mightier than the sword, and throughout history there are books...

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#182: The Crazy Life of John McAfee

He was an internet security pioneer, and his McAfee Antivirus software was used on hundreds of...

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#180: Winston Churchill & The English Language

He is considered by man to be the greatest public speaker in British history, and his words and...

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#178: The Space Race - Part Three | The New Space Race

In 2019, former Vice President Mike Pence said "Make no mistake about it - we're in a space race...

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#176: The Space Race - Part One | The Early Years

After the end of the Second World War, the US and the USSR were locked in a race to get to space...

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#174: 3D Printing

It's a technology that some have said will bring in a Fourth Industrial Revolution. Discover how...

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#172: The Curious Taste of British Food

British food has a bad reputation. It's often considered boring, uninspiring, and tasteless....

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#170: A Brief History of Scientology

It is, by some standards, the most successful modern religion. Discover how Scientology went...

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#168: The Curious History of Spice

Spices are an integral part of almost every cuisine in the world and are something that most of...

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#166: Theranos: When Blood Testing Goes Bad

It was a revolutionary idea: being able to conduct fast, cheap, and effective blood tests with...

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#164: The Rise And Fall Of WeWork

It is the coworking company that was once valued at over $50 billion, but then came spectacularly...

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