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Paul Letters is “Dad” and James Letters is “Me” in this fun, educational podcast series: Dad and Me Love History. In each episode, James and Dad will answer one of the big questions in history, in a pacey 15-minutes full of entertainment and insight. The show aims to get 5-12-year-olds – and their parents – away from screens. The first four episodes feature: 1. The Most Important Question in History 2. Was the Great Wall of China built by an awesome leader or a crazy dude? 3. Why was the Roman army so awesome? 4. Who’s the best ever? Mr Lego v Mr Disney

Paul Letters is “Dad” and James Letters is “Me” in this fun, educational podcast series: Dad and Me Love History. In each episode, James and Dad will answer one of the big questions in history, in a pacey 15-minutes full of entertainment and insight. The show aims to get 5-12-year-olds – and their parents – away from screens. The first four episodes feature: 1. The Most Important Question in History 2. Was the Great Wall of China built by an awesome leader or a crazy dude? 3. Why was the Roman army so awesome? 4. Who’s the best ever? Mr Lego v Mr Disney
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Location:

Hong Kong

Description:

Paul Letters is “Dad” and James Letters is “Me” in this fun, educational podcast series: Dad and Me Love History. In each episode, James and Dad will answer one of the big questions in history, in a pacey 15-minutes full of entertainment and insight. The show aims to get 5-12-year-olds – and their parents – away from screens. The first four episodes feature: 1. The Most Important Question in History 2. Was the Great Wall of China built by an awesome leader or a crazy dude? 3. Why was the Roman army so awesome? 4. Who’s the best ever? Mr Lego v Mr Disney

Language:

English

Contact:

+852 98514214


Episodes

21. What does D-Day Mean?

6/7/2019
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We talk inflatable tanks, beaches’ code names and double agents. And find out why the town Dad is from was important in D-Day. Questions for after you’ve listened: BONUS QUESTION (not in the pod): What was ‘VJ Day’? The UK’s Imperial War Museum was most helpful in researching this episode. Look on our webpage for images that accompany each episode. And join us on: Instagram, Twitter and Facebook Please rate and review us wherever you get podcasts. And share our podcast on social media...

Duration:00:25:38

20. What are Veterans/Remembrance/ANZAC Days and why are they important?

4/20/2019
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This special extended episode is a tad more serious than our usual fun-filled shows, but there’s lots to learn for kids and adults! And if you know a teacher who could use this episode, please share it with them – and with any other friends. We go to an ANZAC service in Australia, where World War One is particularly remembered. Then we go to Hong Kong, which was invaded during World War Two, so remembrance there focuses on that era. We then return to Australia for our interview with Major...

Duration:00:34:00

19. Ancient Egypt: Crazy or Cool?

4/6/2019
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Our special guests, Egyptologist and author Malayna Evans, and her daughter Soren, also take us inside the Pyramids and tell us all about tree goddesses, cat lovers and looking good in the afterlife. And they reveal that the most famous ‘Egyptian’ of them all isn’t even Egyptian! For more on Malayna’s children’s book, click: Jagger Jones and the Mummy’s Ankh. Watch out for crazy magic spells, giant crocodiles and killer scorpions! And checkout our webpage for images we talk about...

Duration:00:27:24

18. Was Picasso a Genius?

3/22/2019
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“It takes a long time to become young” - listen out for James’ top Picasso quotations scattered throughout the pod. And checkout our webpage for images of the artworks we talk about today. Often, Dad & Me find cultural experts who can’t wait to get their voice broadcast around the world on our podcast. In this episode, listen out for when that doesn’t happen! Questions for after you’ve listened come right at the end, after the outtakes… Questions for after you’ve listened: Listen to Dad...

Duration:00:19:48

17. What was it like to be an Aztec kid?

3/8/2019
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James investigates whether the Aztecs invented anything a kid might like today. And we find out about the ultimate sacrifice – WARNING, HISTORY IS PRETTY SCARY. We spare you the details, but - just in case - we include suggestions of how to deal with squeamish grown-ups! Questions for after you’ve listened come right at the end, after the outtakes… LISTEN HERE Questions for after you’ve listened: Listen to Dad & Me Love History on RadioPublic — it’s free, easy-to-use and helps...

Duration:00:24:57

16. Why did the Vikings stop being vicious?

2/22/2019
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First, we’ll look at what being a Viking was all about, like raiding, exploring and finding America! Then we’ll investigate, why did the Vikings stopped being Vikings? Questions for after you’ve listened are below and can be heard right at the end, after the out-takes. Questions for after you’ve listened: Look on our webpage for images that accompany each episode. And join us on: Instagram, Twitter and Facebook Please rate and review us wherever you get podcasts. And share our podcast...

Duration:00:22:51

Season 4 Teaser

2/18/2019
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Hear what's coming your way in our first few episodes of Season 4... And join us on: Instagram, Twitter and Facebook Share our podcast on social media and recommend it to friends – that's how we'll keep going. And please rate and review us wherever you get podcasts. A brand new full episode is coming your way in a few days! Podcast cover art by Molly Austin Instrumental music by Kevin MacLeod Sound effects used under RemArc Licence. Copyright 2019 © BBC

Duration:00:02:09

15. What’s the best (DAMLH) podcast in history?

12/21/2018
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Today, us Brits-in-Hong-Kong tell you why we were too busy to record an episode over the last month: we have some big news for our family. And, listen carefully, and we’ll let you in on a secret about how we managed to make so many special travel episodes in what seems like a small number of months! It’s great to be recognised among some of the world’s best Kids & Family podcasts, as Early Learning Indiana have done here. Thank you! Look on our webpage for images that accompany each...

Duration:00:10:27

14. Were these the best jobs in history?

11/10/2018
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Writer Lindsay Varty tells us all about weird and wonderful jobs from China’s past that are still being done today! Lindsay’s latest book, Sunset Survivor, is all about traditional Chinese jobs in Hong Kong. And Year 4 kids from Clearwater Bay School give us their take on some interesting jobs - from poo collectors to female pirates like Zheng Shi! (Sorry that the sound quality isn't great for this segment.) Thank you: Emily Blackshaw, Angel Lieu, Sheldon Wong, Charlotte Morley, Lola...

Duration:00:24:18

13. Why did Russia get rid of its emperors?

9/28/2018
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We meet Nicholas and his grandfather, both were Tsars (or emperors) of Russia. And we find out what happens to the mad monk who wouldn’t die. Dad and Me were lucky enough to tour Russia’s old capital city with Friendly Local Guides. LISTEN HERE Questions for after you’ve listened: LISTEN HERE Look on our webpage for photos and maps that accompany each episode. And join us on: Instagram, Twitter and Facebook Please rate and review us wherever you get podcasts. And share our podcast on...

Duration:00:15:10

12. What Makes Moscow Magnificent?

9/14/2018
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Dad and Me are lucky enough to tour one of the world’s greatest cities with Friendly Local Guides. We meet the Terrible Tsar (or emperor) of Russia and we find out what happens in a fight against God. And, in the after-show extras, we go to a World Cup match and get stalked by a BBC film crew – who James patiently teaches to floss dance! LISTEN HERE Questions for after you’ve listened: Extra questions, from the after-show outtakes: LISTEN HERE Look on our webpage for photos and maps...

Duration:00:15:37

11. Who wants to be a knight?

8/31/2018
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The questions below are also on the podcast - after the end title music. LISTEN HERE Questions for after you’ve listened: LISTEN HERE Look on our webpage for photos and maps that accompany each episode. And join us on: Instagram, Twitter and Facebook Please rate and review us wherever you get podcasts. And share our podcast on social media and recommend it to friends – that's how we'll keep going. See you in two weeks! Podcast cover art by Molly Austin Instrumental music by Kevin...

Duration:00:24:34

Season 3 Teaser

8/25/2018
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We're back on the mic and raring to go! Here's our Season 3 Teaser - recorded in 3 different countries. Our Season 3 full episodes start next week! Look on our webpage for photos and maps that accompany each episode. And join us on: Instagram, Twitter and Facebook Please rate and review us wherever you get podcasts. And share our podcast on social media and recommend it to friends – that's how we'll keep going. Podcast cover art by Molly Austin Instrumental music by Kevin MacLeod

Duration:00:01:25

10. World War II Air Raids: Would you pay a penny to see a butterfly bomb?

6/22/2018
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Dad and Me join Air Raid Precaution Post 27 – a reenactment group we met at a 1940s weekend at Fort Nelson, Portsmouth, in southern England. What were “butterfly bombs” and why did kids love them so much? Butterfly bombs caused chaos when they were dropped on a few selected cities in Britain – so why didn’t Hitler drop more of them? And what sound – heard at football matches (a few years ago) – was used to warn people of an attack by one particular type of weapon? Thank you to Post 27’s...

Duration:00:14:12

9. World Cup Special: The History of Soccer

6/8/2018
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From the World Cup player who wouldn’t head the ball because of his hair style to submarines on football pitches, we’ve got you covered for all you need to know about the history of soccer! All in time for kick off at Russia 2018! For after you’ve listened, here’s the whole True (T) or False (F) quiz - with answers! 1. The earliest evidence regarding football is that dinosaurs used to kick small animals around in small-sided games (F) 2. Centuries ago in England, soccer was played by...

Duration:00:23:01

8. US Civil War: Why does a country go to war against itself?

5/25/2018
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Paddington bear and President Lincoln have something in common: they both keep things under their hats. You’ll hear all about the US Civil War of 1861-1865, and you’ll find out what Lincoln kept under his top hat! And you’ll discover which type of swimming-pool dive soldiers like best! Questions for after you’ve listened: And here’s a couple of tricky questions for big kids: Look on our webpage for photos and maps that accompany each episode. And join us on: Instagram, Twitter and...

Duration:00:20:01

7. What was Australia like before Europeans arrived? (Part II)

5/11/2018
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It’s the final part of our Australia adventure, and we spend the day with Mark Jones and his family. Mark runs Straddie Adventures, aboriginal culture tour specialists on Queensland’s North Stradbroke Island (known as ‘Straddie’). We apologise for some poor sound quality (it gets better): hunting conditions – with Dad paddling furiously at the rear of the kayak and James standing on the bow, holding a 12-foot spear – are a bit different to studio conditions! To find out what happens after...

Duration:00:14:18

6. What was Australia like before Europeans arrived? (Part I)

4/27/2018
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Here's the first of two special episodes on aboriginal Australia! At home in Hong Kong, we visit a cultural exhibition at James' school, where we find out about an aboriginal-style painting James’ and his group made as a part of their investigation into aboriginal culture. And we hear James play the didgeridoo during his group's Kangaroo Dance. Then we pop along to see some aboriginal art - in Brisbane, Australia! We meet an aboriginal family who keep traditional culture alive on...

Duration:00:18:04

Season 2 Teaser

4/20/2018
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Starting next weekend, a brand new episode will be released once every two weeks through to July. Join us on: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and our webpage Please rate and review us wherever you get podcasts. And share our podcast on social media and recommend it to friends – that's how we'll keep going. See you next time! Podcast cover art by Molly Austin Instrumental music by Kevin MacLeod

Duration:00:03:29

Holiday Special recorded at RTHK Studios

4/6/2018
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It's all to do with a robbery... This recording was made live with Radio 3's Noreen Mir at Radio Television Hong Kong and appears as a podcast on Dad's 'This Month in History' feed. Normal DAMLH episodes will resume soon!

Duration:00:19:02