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Are you looking for a more interesting way to learn English? English Learning for Curious Minds is a podcast for intermediate-advanced English learners. Learn weird and wonderful things about the world at the same time as improving your English. Every episode comes with an interactive transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary and is spoken at a speed you can understand. Join listeners from 189 countries and discover a more interesting way of improving your English. Find the bonus episodes, interactive transcripts, subtitles, key vocabulary, and more 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 a podcast for intermediate-advanced English learners. Learn weird and wonderful things about the world at the same time as improving your English. Every episode comes with an interactive transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary and is spoken at a speed you can understand. Join listeners from 189 countries and discover a more interesting way of improving your English. Find the bonus episodes, interactive transcripts, subtitles, key vocabulary, and more at www.leonardoenglish.com

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#474 | The Trial Of Amanda Knox (pt1)

5/23/2024
Amanda Knox's study abroad adventure turned into a nightmare when her housemate was brutally murdered and she found all police attention pointed at her. In this episode, we'll learn about the twists and turns of this murder case that gripped Italy, the UK and the United States. Full interactive transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/amanda-knox-trial --- You might like: 🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, interactive transcripts, subtitles & vocabulary lists 🧑‍💼 Demystifying Business English Course 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership ⚡️ How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English 📧 Join the weekly newsletter ✍️ Free English Grammar Checker --- Keywords: Learn English, vocabulary, lessons, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية

Duration:00:27:55

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#472 | Nayib Bukele | “The World’s Coolest Dictator”?

5/16/2024
Nayib Bukele is the self-proclaimed "world's coolest dictator", and he has managed to do what many people thought was impossible in El Salvador. In this episode, we'll learn about his rise to power, his controversial treatment of gang members, and explore what comes next for the small Central American nation. Full interactive transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/nayib-bukele --- You might like: 🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, interactive transcripts, subtitles & vocabulary lists 🧑‍💼 Demystifying Business English Course 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership ⚡️ How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English 📧 Join the weekly newsletter ✍️ Free English Grammar Checker --- Keywords: Learn English, vocabulary, lessons, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية

Duration:00:21:40

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#470 | The Collapse Of Venezuela

5/9/2024
In this episode, we'll explore how the country with the largest oil reserves in the world managed to implode, plunging its citizens into extreme poverty. We'll discover how a mixture of economic decisions, political ideologies, and external pressures contributed to the country's current situation. Full interactive transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/venezuela-collapse --- You might like: 🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, interactive transcripts, subtitles & vocabulary lists 🧑‍💼 Demystifying Business English Course 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership ⚡️ How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English 📧 Join the weekly newsletter ✍️ Free English Grammar Checker --- Keywords: Learn English, vocabulary, lessons, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية

Duration:00:20:55

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#468 | I Lived In Malta For 7 Years (Part 1)

5/2/2024
I lived in Malta from 2017-2024. In part one of this two-part series, I'll talk about some of my experiences living there, and try to answer a question I'm asked multiple times a week: "Should I come to Malta to study English?" We'll talk about what types of people come to Malta to study English, how this changes over the year, and what life is really like on a Mediterranean rock. Full interactive transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/malta-pt1 --- You might like: 🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, interactive transcripts, subtitles & vocabulary lists 🧑‍💼 Demystifying Business English Course 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership ⚡️ How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English 📧 Join the weekly newsletter ✍️ Free English Grammar Checker --- Keywords: Learn English, vocabulary, lessons, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية

Duration:00:17:32

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#466 | Adnan Khashoggi | The Richest Man On Earth?

4/25/2024
He became known as “The Great Gatsby of The Middle East”, and once claimed to be the richest man on Earth. From facilitating lucrative business deals between the West and Saudi Arabia to his lavish lifestyle and controversial ventures, in this episode, we'll explore the intriguing life of Adnan Khashoggi. Full interactive transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/adnan-khashoggi --- You might like: 🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, interactive transcripts, subtitles & vocabulary lists 🧑‍💼 Demystifying Business English Course 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership ⚡️ How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English 📧 Join the weekly newsletter ✍️ Free English Grammar Checker --- Keywords: Learn English, vocabulary, lessons, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية

Duration:00:21:34

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#464 | Will Scotland Ever Be Independent?

4/18/2024
Scotland has had a long and complicated relationship with its southern neighbour. But will it ever break free? In this episode, we explore the key arguments for and against Scottish independence and look at whether it will ever become an independent nation. Full interactive transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/scotland-independence --- You might like: 🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, interactive transcripts, subtitles & vocabulary lists 🧑‍💼 Demystifying Business English Course 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership ⚡️ How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English 📧 Join the weekly newsletter ✍️ Free English Grammar Checker --- Keywords: Learn English, vocabulary, lessons, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية

Duration:00:18:24

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#462 | Fried Mars Bars, Bagpipes & Unusual Scottish Traditions

4/11/2024
In part one of a four-part mini-series on Scotland, we'll explore some unusual Scottish traditions. From the mythical haggis "creature" to the Highland Games, the deep-fried Mars bar to the mysterious taste of Irn-Bru's, and finish up with five intriguing facts about Scotland's national instrument the bagpipes. Full interactive transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/scottish-traditions --- You might like: 🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, interactive transcripts, subtitles & vocabulary lists 🧑‍💼 Demystifying Business English Course 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership ⚡️ How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English 📧 Join the weekly newsletter ✍️ Free English Grammar Checker --- Keywords: Learn English, vocabulary, lessons, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية

Duration:00:18:08

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#460 | Prince Andrew | The Black Sheep of The Royal Family

4/4/2024
Today, we uncover the controversial story of Prince Andrew, the black sheep of the British royal family. From his ties to Jeffrey Epstein to his car crash interview, we explore the life of Queen Elizabeth's second son, Prince Andrew, The Duke Of York. Full interactive transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/prince-andrew --- You might like: 🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, interactive transcripts, subtitles & vocabulary lists 🧑‍💼 Demystifying Business English Course 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership ⚡️ How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English 📧 Join the weekly newsletter ✍️ Free English Grammar Checker --- Keywords: Learn English, vocabulary, lessons, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية

Duration:00:17:15

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#458 | The Rise Of OnlyFans

3/28/2024
Is it a platform for emancipation, or is it a dangerous tool that objectifies women and destroys futures? In this episode, we'll explore the complex history of OnlyFans, the world's number one "adult creator" platform. Full interactive transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/onlyfans --- You might like: 🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, interactive transcripts, subtitles & vocabulary lists 🧑‍💼 Demystifying Business English Course 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership ⚡️ How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English 📧 Join the weekly newsletter ✍️ Free English Grammar Checker --- Keywords: Learn English, vocabulary, lessons, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية

Duration:00:21:46

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#456 | Fredric Tudor | The Ice King

3/21/2024
In this episode, we'll explore the story of Fredric Tudor, the man who revolutionised the global ice transportation market in the 19th century. We'll learn about Tudor's bold vision, his struggles, the enduring legacy he left behind, and why he fully deserves the name of "The Ice King". Full interactive transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/ice-king --- You might like: 🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, interactive transcripts, subtitles & vocabulary lists 🧑‍💼 Demystifying Business English Course 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership ⚡️ How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English 📧 Join the weekly newsletter ✍️ Free English Grammar Checker --- Keywords: Learn English, vocabulary, lessons, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية

Duration:00:22:45

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#454 | The Future of Fertility

3/14/2024
In part three of our mini-series on fertility, we'll explore the intriguing world of future fertility possibilities. From creating eggs out of skin cells to the concept of artificial wombs, we'll explore the groundbreaking technologies that could revolutionise how we reproduce. Full interactive transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/future-fertility --- You might like: 🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, interactive transcripts, subtitles & vocabulary lists 🧑‍💼 Demystifying Business English Course 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership ⚡️ How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English 📧 Join the weekly newsletter ✍️ Free English Grammar Checker --- Keywords: Learn English, vocabulary, lessons, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية

Duration:00:19:40

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#452 | The World’s Shrinking Population

3/7/2024
In part one of a three-part mini-series, we'll look at the global trend of shrinking populations and what it signifies for the future. Is the world's population really in decline, what are the reasons for this, and what does it mean for the world? Full interactive transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/shrinking-population --- You might like: 🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, interactive transcripts, subtitles & vocabulary lists 🧑‍💼 Demystifying Business English Course 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership ⚡️ How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English 📧 Join the weekly newsletter ✍️ Free English Grammar Checker --- Keywords: Learn English, vocabulary, lessons, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية

Duration:00:23:04

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#450 | The 1978 World Cup in Argentina

2/29/2024
In this episode, we'll learn about the dramatic story behind the controversial 1978 FIFA World Cup in Argentina. From political corruption to unexplained favours, we'll explore what has come to be called the "Dirtiest World Cup in History". Full interactive transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/1978-world-cup --- You might like: 🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, interactive transcripts, subtitles & vocabulary lists 🧑‍💼 Demystifying Business English Course 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership ⚡️ How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English 📧 Join the weekly newsletter ✍️ Free English Grammar Checker --- Keywords: Learn English, vocabulary, lessons, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية

Duration:00:20:45

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#448 | Modern Slavery

2/22/2024
In the final part of our mini-series on slavery, we'll explore the unsettling reality of modern slavery, exploring its prevalence and forms in our world today. From deceptive promises to exploitation and control, we uncover how slavery lurks in the shadows, but there are more slaves in the modern world than at any point in human history. Full interactive transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/modern-slavery --- You might like: 🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, interactive transcripts, subtitles & vocabulary lists 🧑‍💼 Demystifying Business English Course 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership ⚡️ How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English 📧 Join the weekly newsletter ✍️ Free English Grammar Checker --- Keywords: Learn English, vocabulary, lessons, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية

Duration:00:21:50

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#446 | Slavery In The Ancient World

2/15/2024
In part one of a three-part series on slavery, we'll explore the role of slavery in the ancient world. We'll explore how slaves were treated legally, some moral objections to slavery, and how forced labour powered many ancient civilisations we look up to. Full interactive transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/ancient-slavery --- You might like: 🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, interactive transcripts, subtitles & vocabulary lists 🧑‍💼 Demystifying Business English Course 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership ⚡️ How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English 📧 Join the weekly newsletter ✍️ Free English Grammar Checker --- Keywords: Learn English, vocabulary, lessons, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية

Duration:00:19:23

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#444 | The Amazing Story of Christian The Lion

2/8/2024
It's a short, feel-good tale about a lion called Christian. In this episode, we'll be telling the heartwarming true story of Christian's unique journey and his special bond with his owners. Full interactive transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/christian-the-lion --- You might like: 🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, interactive transcripts, subtitles & vocabulary lists 🧑‍💼 Demystifying Business English Course 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership ⚡️ How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English 📧 Join the weekly newsletter ✍️ Free English Grammar Checker --- Keywords: Learn English, vocabulary, lessons, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية

Duration:00:16:58

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#442 | Shamima Begum | ISIS Bride

2/1/2024
It is a fascinating story that gets you thinking about the age of responsibility, the nature of citizenship, and the ethical dilemmas surrounding the fate of individuals who joined extremist groups. In this episode, we'll be talking about Shamima Begum, a young lady who had her British citizenship revoked after leaving the country to join the Islamic State. Full interactive transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/shamima-begum-isis-bride --- You might like: 🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, interactive transcripts, subtitles & vocabulary lists 🧑‍💼 Demystifying Business English Course 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership ⚡️ How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English 📧 Join the weekly newsletter ✍️ Free English Grammar Checker --- Keywords: Learn English, vocabulary, lessons, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية

Duration:00:18:36

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#440 | The Korean Wave: How K-Pop Conquered the World

1/25/2024
It's the story of how artists from a small, somewhat unexpected country became global music sensations, amassing devoted fans and making billions in the process. In this episode, we'll be talking about the rise of K-Pop, the strategic role of the Korean government, and the global phenomenon that is BTS. Full interactive transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/kpop --- You might like: 🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, interactive transcripts, subtitles & vocabulary lists 🧑‍💼 Demystifying Business English Course 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership ⚡️ How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English 📧 Join the weekly newsletter ✍️ Free English Grammar Checker --- Keywords: Learn English, vocabulary, lessons, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية

Duration:00:22:59

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#438 | Bad Science | When Scientists Got It Wrong

1/18/2024
Millions worldwide dedicate their lives to research, striving for medical breakthroughs and enhancing our understanding of the human body. But occasionally, they make mistakes. In this episode, we'll explore three instances where scientific breakthroughs were announced but later proven to be mistakes. Full interactive transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/bad-science --- You might like: 🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, interactive transcripts, subtitles & vocabulary lists 🧑‍💼 Demystifying Business English Course 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership ⚡️ How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English 📧 Join the weekly newsletter ✍️ Free English Grammar Checker --- Keywords: Learn English, vocabulary, lessons, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية

Duration:00:19:20

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#436 | Transhumanism & The Rise of The Superhumans

1/11/2024
It's the idea that humans can enhance our bodies with the use of technology, all in a bid to allow us to break free from our biological reality. In this episode, we'll be talking about the roots of transhumanism, the quest for radical life extension, and the ethical dilemmas surrounding the enhancement of human abilities. Full interactive transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/transhumanism-superhumans --- You might like: 🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, interactive transcripts, subtitles & vocabulary lists 🧑‍💼 Demystifying Business English Course 📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership ⚡️ How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English 📧 Join the weekly newsletter ✍️ Free English Grammar Checker --- Keywords: Learn English, vocabulary, lessons, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية

Duration:00:23:39