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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

World War II Air Raids

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

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. 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?

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

Easter Hello!

3/30/2018
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A seasonal 'hello' from Dad & Me! Next weekend, during our Easter break, we'll have a special episode by Dad aimed at adults but suitable for young minds too - about why the most famous painting in the world is the most famous painting in the world! After the Easter hols Dad & Me will be back with our normal show... 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...

Duration:00:01:51

Why did Henry VIII need 6 wives? Was he bonkers?

3/23/2018
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This episode is head-choppingly good! Did Henry need six wives just because he wanted a son? Or was it more because he went a bit bonkers? Did Henry VIII turn into a mad meanie because of what happened to him in the year 1536? Questions to ask your kids after they've listened: 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...

Duration:00:23:33

4. Mr Lego and Mr Disney: who’s the best ever?

3/16/2018
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We look at the history of the creators of the two greatest sources of kids' entertainment. How did the creators of Lego and Disney get started? How have they changed the world? And how are Lego and Disney today different from during their early years? Questions to ask your kids after they've listened: Join us on: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and our webpage Please rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get podcasts. And share our podcast on social media and recommend it to...

Duration:00:24:51

3. Why was the Roman Army so Awesome?

3/9/2018
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This episode starts with one of our best Roman jokes ever! Keep listening for more… And we find out about the Roman army’s deadliest weapons and coolest tricks that helped make them such an awesome army. And we answer the key question: How did number 2s make the Roman army move faster over long distances – even when they didn’t need to!? All that and more in this awesome episode. Questions for parents/teachers to ask the kids: 1. Any man between 18 and 46 could be forced to join the...

Duration:00:12:46

2. Was the Great Wall of China built by an awesome leader or a crazy dude?

3/2/2018
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In this week's episode we find out about China’s first emperor. It gets pretty gruesome at one point, so be careful with parent listeners! He joined seven different kingdoms together to form China. He built up the Great Wall to defend his new empire, and he came up with some clever ways to make China united. And before he died he did some amazing things to try to make sure he would still be a powerful emperor in the afterlife… Questions: Join us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and our...

Duration:00:19:07

1. The Most Important Question in History

2/23/2018
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For our first full episode, we look at the Most Important Question in History - ever.* We visit three continents, jumping from King Solomon to mad Roman Emperor Nero, and from Ancient China to Less Ancient United States, following the history of deliciousness. Listen quick – before it melts! *From a child's point of view **Despite what you will hear in this episode, the presenters are aware that desserts are not a human right. They just taste great! TEACHER/PARENT – Questions for your...

Duration:00:17:31

Interview at Radio Television Hong Kong's Radio 3

2/22/2018
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Our first full episode is released on Saturday 24 February! Join us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and our webpage Please rate and review us on iTunes or 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 Bensound

Duration:00:17:41

Episode 1 Preview - recorded at KGV school

2/17/2018
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This preview includes new clips from Episode 1, and a live recording at KGV School. From 24 February 2018 we will release a full episode - every weekend! Subscribe for free on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud and wherever else you get podcasts! Join us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and our webpage

Duration:00:04:34

Season 1 Teaser with James and Dad

2/7/2018
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Two minutes of highlights from our first 3 episodes. Includes the best Romans joke EVER!!! Don't forget to subscribe on iTunes (or wherever you get your podcasts). Join us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/dadandmelovehistory/ https://www.instagram.com/dadandmelovehistory/ https://twitter.com/DadAndMeHistory https://www.dadandmelovehistory.com/ Music by https://www.bensound.com/ Graphics by Molly Austin

Duration:00:02:18