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Are you looking for a more interesting way to to learn English? English Learning for Curious Minds is where you can learn English from native speakers while learning fascinating things about the world. Every episode comes with a transcript & key vocabulary and is spoken at a speed you can understand. Join listeners from 155 countries and discover the most interesting way to improve your English while expanding your mind. Find the bonus episodes, transcripts, key vocabulary, and learning materials at www.leonardoenglish.com

Are you looking for a more interesting way to to learn English? English Learning for Curious Minds is where you can learn English from native speakers while learning fascinating things about the world. Every episode comes with a transcript & key vocabulary and is spoken at a speed you can understand. Join listeners from 155 countries and discover the most interesting way to improve your English while expanding your mind. Find the bonus episodes, transcripts, key vocabulary, and learning materials at www.leonardoenglish.com

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Are you looking for a more interesting way to to learn English? English Learning for Curious Minds is where you can learn English from native speakers while learning fascinating things about the world. Every episode comes with a transcript & key vocabulary and is spoken at a speed you can understand. Join listeners from 155 countries and discover the most interesting way to improve your English while expanding your mind. Find the bonus episodes, transcripts, key vocabulary, and learning materials at www.leonardoenglish.com

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English


Episodes

Oasis vs. Blur

1/14/2021
In August 1995 Britain's two biggest bands battled for the number one position. Discover what happened, how the battle divided the nation, and why the story is about much more than just music. Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/oasis-vs-blur

Duration:00:19:08

Bitcoin

1/7/2021
It's the most famous cryptocurrency in the world, and went up in value by 269% in 2020. In this episode, we take a look at what it actually is, how it works, why some people think it is the future or money and others think it is a giant bubble. Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/bitcoin

Duration:00:23:03

Vespa

12/31/2020
It's the iconic Italian scooter that has conquered the world. Learn about how it started, how it got its name, and why it has become such a huge, global success story. Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/vespa

Duration:00:18:36

9 Things That Happened on Christmas Day

12/24/2020
You might think that nothing of historical importance ever happens on Christmas Day, but you'd be wrong. Here are 9 weird and wonderful events. The one thing they have in common? They all happened on December 25th. Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/9-things-happened-christmas-day

Duration:00:17:54

Jeremy Bentham & Utilitarianism

12/17/2020
He was the creator of utilitarianism, a philosophical framework for how societies should be structured, based on the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people. Learn about the fascinating life of this interesting character, how this theory impacted the law, and how he was true to his beliefs even in death. Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/jeremy-bentham

Duration:00:22:10

Charles Darwin & On the Origin of Species

12/10/2020
He is the father of modern biology, and his 1869 book On the Origin of Species presented a revolutionary new idea about how species evolve. Discover the amazing story of Charles Darwin, and the journey of how he developed this groundbreaking theory. Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/charles-darwin

Duration:00:22:28

Personality Tests

12/3/2020
The personality industry is worth billions, and promises to help us better understand ourselves. But how did it start? How does it actually work? And most importantly, does it actually work? Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/personality-tests

Duration:00:21:17

Black Friday & A Short History of Discounting

11/26/2020
It's the biggest shopping day of the year. How did it start, what actually happens, and how much do people really spend? Plus, learn about the history of discounting, and how companies trick you into buying things you don't need. Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/black-friday-history-of-discounting

Duration:00:20:17

Penal Colonies

11/19/2020
Starting in the 17th century, Britain sent hundreds of thousands of people to America and Australia for crimes as small as stealing a loaf of bread. Learn about why this happened, how it worked, and the legacy it has left on the countries where these prisoners were sent to. Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/penal-colonies

Duration:00:16:16

Superstitions

11/12/2020
From black cats to Friday the 13th, superstitions exist in cultures all over the world. Where do they come from? Why do so many people believe them? And is there any evidence to suggest that they are actually true? Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/superstitions

Duration:00:19:57

Survivalism

11/5/2020
It's the belief that the world is unstable and unpredictable, and that we should all be prepared for what happens when catastrophe strikes. Learn about where this idea came from, what survivalists do, and why the USA is the world's survivalist capital. Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/survivalism

Duration:00:19:21

Daylight Saving Time

10/29/2020
In 70 countries around the world we change the time twice a year, giving us longer evenings in summer. Why did we start doing this? Why do some people love it, others hate it, and will we ever stop doing it altogether? Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/daylight-saving-time

Duration:00:20:04

Leonardo Da Vinci

10/22/2020
He has been called 'the most relentlessly curious man in history', and was the quintessential Renaissance man. Learn all about the fantastic life of the genius after whom Leonardo English is named, from his talents as an artist to his skills as an engineer, and get inspired by his insatiable curiosity about how the world works. Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/leonardo-da-vinci

Duration:00:19:36

GDP & Measuring Growth

10/15/2020
“It measures everything in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.” - Robert Kennedy It's the number that world leaders constantly talk about, using it as proof of what a great job they are doing. But what does it actually mean? What does it tell us, and what doesn't it tell us? And what would happen if we stopped using it altogether? Transcript, subtitles, and key vocabulary available at www.leonardoenglish.com

Duration:00:23:03

Death Around The World

10/12/2020
It's the one inevitability in life, but it remains one of life's biggest unknowns. In this morbid episode we discuss what happens when we die, how different cultures celebrate death, and what the future of death might look like.

Duration:00:18:01

The Vikings

10/8/2020
For almost 300 years the vikings terrorised large parts of Europe, arriving in boats and killing anyone that got in their way. But they were also traders, inventors, and storytellers, and they have had a lasting legacy on the world we live in. Full transcript and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/the-vikings

Duration:00:22:32

Cryptozoology | The Hunt for Mystery Animals

10/1/2020
You've heard of zoology, but you might not have heard about its pseudoscience cousin, cryptozoology, the subculture that attempts to prove the existence of mysterious animals from folklore and popular culture. Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/cryptozoology

Duration:00:16:10

The English of Boris Johnson

9/24/2020
The Prime Minister of the UK has a unique way of using language, which shows his privileged upbringing and elite education. Learn about how he uses language, why he talks in this way, why this appeals to the British people, and what similarities he has with Donald Trump. Full transcript, key vocabulary, and bonus episodes available on www.leonardoenglish.com

Duration:00:23:45

The House of Medici

9/17/2020
The Medici family rose to power in Florence in the 1400s, and controlled the city for a large part of the Renaissance. Their legacy lives on through much of the art, culture, and architecture that we now take for granted. In this episode we tell the story of how they rose to power and developed the idea of modern philanthropy. Full transcript, key vocabulary, and bonus episodes available on www.leonardoenglish.com

Duration:00:18:19

The Amazing Life of Whales

9/10/2020
“The whales do not sing because they have an answer, they sing because they have a song.”- Gregory Colbert Whales are some of the most amazing animals that have ever existed. From where they come from to how they live their lives, through to the threats that they have faced and how they bring new life in death, it's time to learn more about the amazing life these animals lead. Full transcript, key vocabulary, and bonus episodes available on www.leonardoenglish.com

Duration:00:17:33