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Are you looking for a more interesting way 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 189 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 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 189 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 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 189 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

#274 | The Rise of The Great Fashion Houses

6/23/2022
The 20th century saw the creation of world-famous luxury fashion houses. In this episode, we'll explore the stories of Chanel, Dior, Gucci and Versace, and look at how they changed what we wear. Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/rise-great-fashion-houses --- You might like: 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership [VIDEO] 🚀 Get all the bonus episodes & transcripts 📧 Join the weekly newsletter ⚡️ How...

Duration:00:22:49

#272 | Apollo 13

6/16/2022
It was meant to be a simple space mission to the moon, but 56 hours into the flight tragedy struck. In this episode, we'll learn how three astronauts managed to use teamwork and quick thinking to escape death and return to Earth alive. Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/apollo-13 --- You might like: 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership [VIDEO] 🚀 Get all the bonus episodes & transcripts 📧 Join the...

Duration:00:23:52

#270 | The Inimitable Charles Dickens

6/9/2022
He was the Victorian era's most famous social writer, and his novels were loved by everyone from Queen Victoria to street children. In this episode we'll learn about Charles Dickens shone a light on the injustices of 19th century Britain and invented the modern idea of Christmas. Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/charles-dickens --- You might like: 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership [VIDEO] 🚀 Get...

Duration:00:20:59

#268 | Grigori Rasputin - The Mad Monk

6/2/2022
He was the peasant who went from a village in Siberia to the centre of the Russian imperial court, befriending the Tsar and Tsarina, and playing a role in the downfall of Russia’s longest-serving dynasty, The Romanovs. In this episode, we'll learn about the unlikely but fascinating life of Grigori Rasputin. Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/rasputin --- You might like: 📹 A look inside Leonardo English...

Duration:00:26:40

#266 | What’s Happening In San Francisco?

5/26/2022
It is one of the most influential cities in the United States but has recently been accused of falling into disrepair, with rising homelessness and open drug dealing. In this episode, we'll look at what is happening in San Francisco, what has caused this, who and what is thought to be responisble, and what is being done to change it. Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/san-francisco --- You might like: 📹 A...

Duration:00:20:50

[BONUS] A Conversation with Lindsay from All Ears English

5/22/2022
An interview with Lindsay McMahon from All Ears English. We discuss why learners should focus on "connection, not perfection", why this can be difficult for people, and Lindsay gives three practical tips on what you can do about this. Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/all-ears-english-interview Listen to the All Ears English podcast: https://podfollow.com/all-ears-english-podcast --- You might like: 📹 A...

Duration:00:13:49

#264 | Meyer Lansky: The Mafia's Accountant

5/19/2022
He was a famous organised criminal known for his superior mathematical skills. In this episode, we'll learn how Meyer Lansky took the American criminal underworld by storm, built an empire and managed to evade the authorities. Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/meyer-lansky --- You might like: 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership [VIDEO] 🚀 Get all the bonus episodes & transcripts 📧 Join the weekly...

Duration:00:24:15

#262 | JK Rowling & The Battle To Publish Harry Potter

5/12/2022
On 26 June 1997, an unknown author published a book called Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Harry Potter would go on to become the best-selling series in literary history, selling over 500 million copies worldwide. The journey to get there, however, was far from simple. Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/publishing-harry-potter --- You might like: 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership...

Duration:00:18:43

⚡️ A bonus episode from SEND7: World News in 7 minutes. Monday 9th May 2022.

5/9/2022
Today we have some news in English from our friends over at SEND7. World News in 7 minutes. Monday 9th May 2022. Today: Ukraine school attack. Russia V day. UK Northern Ireland assembly. Afghanistan Taliban ban faces. Hong Kong new Chief. Philippines elections. Nigeria airlines stop. Zimbabwe lending stop. Colombia gang violence. US mothers' advice. Find out more at: https://www.send7.org/ --- You might like: 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership [VIDEO] 🚀 Get all the bonus...

Duration:00:08:20

#260 | The Cambridge Analytica Scandal

5/5/2022
In March of 2018, it was revealed that 50 million Facebook profiles had been "hacked" and used to target American voters. The story involved Donald Trump, a supposed Russian spy, a Cambridge researcher and a political consulting company. The only problem was, how much of it was actually true? Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/cambridge-analytica --- You might like: 📹 A look inside Leonardo English...

Duration:00:25:21

#258 | The War Of The Currents

4/28/2022
In the late 19th century there was fierce competition to provide electricity to the rapidly industrialising USA. The winner would be rewarded with huge wealth and fame. But who would claim the prize, and how dirty would the fight get? Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/war-of-the-currents --- You might like: 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership [VIDEO] 🚀 Get all the bonus episodes & transcripts 📧...

Duration:00:28:44

#256 | Where Does All Our Rubbish Go?

4/21/2022
Worldwide we produce over 2 billion tonnes of rubbish every year. In this episode, we explore the history of rubbish collection and look at what happens to our rubbish after the truck comes to take it away. Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/rubbish --- You might like: 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership [VIDEO] 🚀 Get all the bonus episodes & transcripts 📧 Join the weekly newsletter ⚡️ How To Use...

Duration:00:20:35

#254 | En Garde! A History Of Duelling

4/14/2022
For much of human civilisation, people have fought each to the death as a way of resolving arguments. In this episode, we'll explore the curious and bloody history of one-on-one combat, from ancient Rome to 20th century France. Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/duelling --- You might like: 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership [VIDEO] 🚀 Get all the bonus episodes & transcripts 📧 Join the weekly...

Duration:00:22:55

#252 | Five Surprising Food Origins

4/7/2022
In this episode, we'll explore the weird and fascinating origins of five foods that you know and (perhaps) love. From the sandwich to tomato ketchup, chicken tikka masala, fish & chips and even the teabag, discover the weird and wonderful stories behind these well-known dishes. Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/unusual-food-origins --- You might like: 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership [VIDEO] 🚀...

Duration:00:21:52

#250 | A History of Smoking

3/31/2022
There are over a billion smokers across the world, and over 7 trillion cigarettes are smoked every year. In this episode, we'll look at the history of smoking, from the "discovery" of tobacco by Christopher Columbus to how tobacco companies keep us smoking, even when we know the dangers to our health. Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/history-of-smoking --- You might like: 📹 A look inside Leonardo English...

Duration:00:25:53

#248 | The Antarctic Treaty

3/24/2022
It's an amazing piece of legislation that protects the Earth's most isolated continent. In this episode, we'll learn all about the history of Antarctica, which countries tried to claim it as their territory, and how the situation was resolved to benefit all humankind. Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/antarctic-treaty --- You might like: 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership [VIDEO] 🚀 Get all the...

Duration:00:27:19

#246 | Cornish Smugglers

3/17/2022
In the 18th century, a small region of southwest England was the national centre for the illegal importing of goods such as tea and rum. In this episode, we'll discover how smuggling really worked, who was involved, and why it was so successful for such a long period of time. Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/cornish-smugglers --- You might like: 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership [VIDEO] 🚀 Get...

Duration:00:22:52

#244 | The Scandalous Life of Lord Byron

3/10/2022
He was the Romantic poet famously described as "mad, bad, and dangerous to know". In this episode, we'll learn about his scandalous life, how he shocked the nation so badly he had to leave, and how England's first "rock star poet" became a national hero in Greece. Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/byron --- You might like: 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership [VIDEO] 🚀 Get all the bonus episodes &...

Duration:00:28:10

#242 | Operation Pied Piper: The Evacuation of British Cities in World War II

3/3/2022
In September 1939, the British government embarked on the biggest civilian operation in British history when it moved over a million children out of British cities to live with strangers in the countryside. In this episode, we'll learn about this amazing mission and the mark it left on the country. Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/operation-pied-piper --- You might like: 📹 A look inside Leonardo English...

Duration:00:27:27

#240 | The Rise and Fall of Boris Johnson

2/24/2022
From a young age, he believed he was destined for greatness, and he became the UK's prime minister at the age of 55. Discover how Boris Johnson's rise to power was unusual and full of contradictions, and how his fall was entirely predictable. Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/rise-and-fall-boris-johnson --- You might like: 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership [VIDEO] 🚀 Get all the bonus episodes &...

Duration:00:25:52