English Learning for Curious Minds

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The Vikings

For almost 300 years the vikings terrorised large parts of Europe, arriving in boats and killing...

22:32

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Cryptozoology | The Hunt for Mystery Animals

You've heard of zoology, but you might not have heard about its pseudoscience cousin,...

16:10

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The English of Boris Johnson

The Prime Minister of the UK has a unique way of using language, which shows his privileged...

23:45

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The House of Medici

"He it is who decides peace and war… He is king in all but name.” Quote about Cosimo...

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The Amazing Life of Whales

“The whales do not sing because they have an answer, they sing because they have a...

17:33

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Electric Cars

The history of electric cars goes back a lot further than Tesla and Elon Musk. Indeed, the...

17:44

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Tito | The Man Who Stood Up To Stalin

Tito, the former president of Yugoslavia, survived 21 assassination attempts, fought in two world...

23:57

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The English of Donald Trump

The President of The United States of America uses a kind of English you won't find in a...

15:45

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1MDB & The Missing Malaysian Billions

It's one of the biggest financial frauds in history, and involves bankers, politicians, Hollywood...

21:25

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Modern Pirates

The pirates of the 21st century don't have parrots and swords, but night-vision goggles and...

17:38

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The World Bank

It's one of the world's most important financial institutions, but also one of the most...

18:28

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QAnon | America's Most Dangerous Conspiracy Theory?

This far-right conspiracy theory has gone from niche internet forums to President Trump's Twitter...

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The War on Drugs

In 1971, Richard Nixon declared The War On Drugs. Almost 50 years later, and a war that has cost...

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Human Rights

In 1948 the United Nations signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which set out the 30...

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What Happens When Languages Die?

There are 7,000 languages spoken across the world. Yet 80% of the population speaks just 1.1% of...

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The Weird History of Madame Tussauds

Discover the amazing story of how a young woman from Switzerland befriended the French royal...

16:45

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The Hidden Cost of Food Delivery Apps

Food delivery apps have taken over cities across the world, promising delicious food at the tap...

16:43

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The Resource Curse

When a country finds gold, oil or diamonds, you might think this would be a good thing. But in...

16:18

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The British Sense of Humour

People in Britain have a unique sense of humour. For lots of foreigners it's difficult to...

17:01

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Plastic

It has revolutionised our lives, made cars lighter, food fresher, and water safer. But at what...

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