English Learning for Curious Minds

English Learning for Curious Minds

#170: A Brief History of Scientology

It is, by some standards, the most successful modern religion. Discover how Scientology went...

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#168: The Curious History of Spice

Spices are an integral part of almost every cuisine in the world and are something that most of...

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#166: Theranos: When Blood Testing Goes Bad

It was a revolutionary idea: being able to conduct fast, cheap, and effective blood tests with...

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#164: The Rise And Fall Of WeWork

It is the coworking company that was once valued at over $50 billion, but then came spectacularly...

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#162: The Genius of William Shakespeare

He is the most famous playwright in history and has been translated into every major living...

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#160: Politics & The Olympic Games

The Olympics are meant to be a politics-free zone.  But is this ever really possible?  In...

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#158: George Orwell

For many, he is the greatest writer in the history of the English language.  Outside the UK,...

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#156: The Grand Tour

“A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority, from his not...

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#154: Las Vegas

It's the world's Sin City, where fortunes and made and lost.  In this episode, you'll learn...

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#152: The French Revolution

It is the most famous revolution in Europe and saw the continent\'s most populous country execute...

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The Industrial Revolution

It was the period in the mid 18th century where Britain experienced a radical...

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Tax

\"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes\"\r\n\r\nTax might not...

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Diego Maradona

He is considered by many to have been the greatest footballer to have ever lived, yet off the...

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Whaling

It has been called the "bloodiest business in history", and cost the lives of 3 million whales....

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Scotland

It's one of the four countries that form part of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern...

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Cockney Rhyming Slang

It's a dialect from a small area of London's that might sound impossible to understand. In...

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Disney Part III: The Magic

In the last part of our three-part series on Disney, we take a look at the magic of Disney and...

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Disney Part I: The History

In the first part of our three-part series, we take a look at the fascinating history of Disney....

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A Short History of The English Language

From a small, wet island, English has come to be the world's dominant language. How did this...

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A Short History of The English Language

From a small, wet island, English has come to be the world's dominant language. How did this...

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