English Learning for Curious Minds

Leonardo English

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 read less
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#474 | The Trial Of Amanda Knox (pt1)
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#474 | The Trial Of Amanda Knox (pt1)
🔪🔪🔪 May Special Offer [ends 23:59 May 26th] 🔪🔪🔪Become a Pro Member and get “Students of Murder” course (normally €49) for free: https://bit.ly/MayStudentsMurder---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. Overview of Amanda Knox casePerugia as a popular student cityMeredith Kercher and Amanda Knox's backgroundDiscovery of Meredith Kercher's bodyInitial police investigation and Knox's interrogationBeliefs and contradictions in police findingsMedia sensationalism and "Foxy Knoxy" personaPresentation of evidence in courtAppeals and ultimate acquittal of Knox and SollecitoRudy Guede's involvement and continuing developments 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🔪 [Ending Soon!] May "Students of Murder" Special Offer🧑‍💼 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
#472 | Nayib Bukele | “The World’s Coolest Dictator”?
16-05-2024
#472 | Nayib Bukele | “The World’s Coolest Dictator”?
🔪🔪🔪 May Special Offer [ends 23:59 May 26th] 🔪🔪🔪Become a Pro Member and get “Students of Murder” course (normally €49) for free: https://bit.ly/MayStudentsMurder---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. President Nayib Bukele of El SalvadorBukele legalises Bitcoin as currencyHigh crime rates in El SalvadorBukele's controversial policies on gangsBukele's rise to power and strategiesInternational vs domestic opinions on BukeleCriticisms of Bukele's authoritarian tendenciesBukele's landslide victory in re-electionBukele's popularity and domestic supportChallenges ahead for Bukele in El Salvador 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🔪 [Ending Soon!] May "Students of Murder" Special Offer🧑‍💼 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
#470 | The Collapse Of Venezuela
09-05-2024
#470 | The Collapse Of Venezuela
🔪🔪🔪 May Special Offer [ends 23:59 May 26th] 🔪🔪🔪Become a Pro Member and get “Students of Murder” course (normally €49) for free: https://bit.ly/MayStudentsMurder---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. Rise and collapse of VenezuelaChavez's presidency and socialist policiesControl over currency and economyThe impact on inflation and poverty ratesMaduro's presidency and worsening conditionsMass exodus and economic devastationVarious viewpoints on causes of collapseLegacy of hope turned into despairVenezuelan citizens' anger and sadnessReflection on the future of Venezuela 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🔪 [Ending Soon!] May "Students of Murder" Special Offer🧑‍💼 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
#468 | I Lived In Malta For 7 Years (Part 1)
02-05-2024
#468 | I Lived In Malta For 7 Years (Part 1)
🔪🔪🔪 May Special Offer [ends 23:59 May 26th] 🔪🔪🔪Become a Pro Member and get “Students of Murder” course (normally €49) for free: https://bit.ly/MayStudentsMurder---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. Why I moved to Malta in 2017Brief introduction to MaltaIntroduction to learning English in MaltaThe three different categories of English learner in MaltaWhy you should come to Malta to learn EnglishWhy you shouldn't come to Malta to learn EnglishHow Malta has changed in the past 15 yearsLife in Malta for foreignersWhy so many foreigners are coming to MaltaHow much does life cost in Malta 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🔪 [Ending Soon!] May "Students of Murder" Special Offer🧑‍💼 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
#466 | Adnan Khashoggi | The Richest Man On Earth?
25-04-2024
#466 | Adnan Khashoggi | The Richest Man On Earth?
🔪🔪🔪 May Special Offer [ends 23:59 May 26th] 🔪🔪🔪Become a Pro Member and get “Students of Murder” course (normally €49) for free: https://bit.ly/MayStudentsMurder---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. Adnan Khashoggi: businessman, arms dealer, "The Great Gatsby of The Middle East"Wealth exaggerated: $10bn fortune, luxurious lifestyle, major debtsBackground: born in Saudi Arabia, privileged upbringing, early business venturesConnection: broker between West and Saudi Arabia, arms dealsLockheed ties: agent for arms sales, earned $150 millionLifestyle: opulent spending, pleasure wives, extravagant yachtFinancial downfall: bad investments, debts, legal issuesDeath: in 2017, controversial figure in Saudi and US politicsLegacy: related to Jamal Khashoggi, starkly different pathsConclusion: contrasting lives, implications of wealth and power 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🔪 [Ending Soon!] May "Students of Murder" Special Offer🧑‍💼 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
#464 | Will Scotland Ever Be Independent?
18-04-2024
#464 | Will Scotland Ever Be Independent?
🔪🔪🔪 May Special Offer [ends 23:59 May 26th] 🔪🔪🔪Become a Pro Member and get “Students of Murder” course (normally €49) for free: https://bit.ly/MayStudentsMurder---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. Scottish independence movement historyReasons for Scottish independenceEconomic arguments for and against independenceImpact on Scotland's global standing post-independenceCultural identity and political reasons for independenceThe younger generation's inclination towards independenceBrexit's effect on the independence pushCurrent status of the independence movementLikelihood of a future independence referendumPotential concessions before a new vote 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🔪 [Ending Soon!] May "Students of Murder" Special Offer🧑‍💼 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
#462 | Fried Mars Bars, Bagpipes & Unusual Scottish Traditions
11-04-2024
#462 | Fried Mars Bars, Bagpipes & Unusual Scottish Traditions
🔪🔪🔪 May Special Offer [ends 23:59 May 26th] 🔪🔪🔪Become a Pro Member and get “Students of Murder” course (normally €49) for free: https://bit.ly/MayStudentsMurder---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.  Unusual Scottish traditions and factsHaggis: a Scottish dish, not an animal Burns Night: reading "Address to a Haggis"Highland Games: sports, music, celebrationsTossing the caber, hammer throw, haggis hurlingDeep-fried Mars bar: calorific treatIrn-Bru: Scotland's iconic fizzy drinkBagpipes: national Scottish instrumentBagpipe facts: ancient origins, global presence, Nero's bagpipingGlenmorangie whisky: aged to bagpipe music 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🔪 [Ending Soon!] May "Students of Murder" Special Offer🧑‍💼 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
#460 | Prince Andrew | The Black Sheep of The Royal Family
04-04-2024
#460 | Prince Andrew | The Black Sheep of The Royal Family
🔪🔪🔪 May Special Offer [ends 23:59 May 26th] 🔪🔪🔪Become a Pro Member and get “Students of Murder” course (normally €49) for free: https://bit.ly/MayStudentsMurder---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.  Prince Andrew's controversial involvement with Jeffrey EpsteinThe infamous BBC interview with Emily MaitlisThe questionable alibi involving Pizza Express in WokingBeing stripped of his military titles and royal patronagesHis scandalous post-Falklands War public imageHis role as Special Representative for International TradeLavish spending and nickname "Airmiles Andy"his association with Epstein and subsequent falloutPotential legal implications for Prince Andrew following Epstein's crimesUnlikely prospects of Prince Andrew facing criminal charges 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🔪 [Ending Soon!] May "Students of Murder" Special Offer🧑‍💼 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
#458 | The Rise Of OnlyFans
28-03-2024
#458 | The Rise Of OnlyFans
🔪🔪🔪 May Special Offer [ends 23:59 May 26th] 🔪🔪🔪Become a Pro Member and get “Students of Murder” course (normally €49) for free: https://bit.ly/MayStudentsMurder---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.  OnlyFans: Empowerment or exploitation?Background and purpose of OnlyFansBusiness model and revenue of OnlyFansImpact of COVID-19 on OnlyFans' growthOnlyFans as an alternative to traditional sex workContent types on OnlyFansOnlyFans temporary ban on explicit contentFinancial statistics of OnlyFansSocietal impact and controversies of OnlyFansEffects on both content creators and consumers 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🔪 [Ending Soon!] May "Students of Murder" Special Offer🧑‍💼 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
#456 | Fredric Tudor | The Ice King
21-03-2024
#456 | Fredric Tudor | The Ice King
🔪🔪🔪 May Special Offer [ends 23:59 May 26th] 🔪🔪🔪Become a Pro Member and get “Students of Murder” course (normally €49) for free: https://bit.ly/MayStudentsMurder---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".  Frederic Tudor, "The Ice King"The invention of the global ice transportation marketChallenges of transporting iceFrom Boston to the Caribbean and IndiaTechnological advances in ice transportationImportance of insulation and ventilationMonopolies in Martinique & CalcuttaCompetition and technological developmentsLegacy of Fredric TudorIce industry in decline due to artificial ice plants 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🔪 [Ending Soon!] May "Students of Murder" Special Offer🧑‍💼 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
#454 | The Future of Fertility
14-03-2024
#454 | The Future of Fertility
🔪🔪🔪 May Special Offer [ends 23:59 May 26th] 🔪🔪🔪Become a Pro Member and get “Students of Murder” course (normally €49) for free: https://bit.ly/MayStudentsMurder---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.   IVF: In vitro fertilisationFuture of fertility technologyIVG: In-vitro gametogenesis Artificial wombs for premature babies Implications for single-sex couples Ethical concerns about technology End of traditional reproduction? Implications for society Book "The End of Sex" 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🔪 [Ending Soon!] May "Students of Murder" Special Offer🧑‍💼 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
#452 | The World’s Shrinking Population
07-03-2024
#452 | The World’s Shrinking Population
🔪🔪🔪 May Special Offer [ends 23:59 May 26th] 🔪🔪🔪Become a Pro Member and get “Students of Murder” course (normally €49) for free: https://bit.ly/MayStudentsMurder---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? Global population trends and downward fertility rates Demographic shifts and the replacement rate for stability Factors influencing declining birth rates globally Increasing gender equality and delayed childbearing Cost of raising children and economic implications Decreasing optimism and focus on convenience affect birth rates Global population decline and potential consequences National strategies to counter population decline Challenges in incentivising more childbirth Technological solutions and environmental implications 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🔪 [Ending Soon!] May "Students of Murder" Special Offer🧑‍💼 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
#450 | The 1978 World Cup in Argentina
29-02-2024
#450 | The 1978 World Cup in Argentina
🔪🔪🔪 May Special Offer [ends 23:59 May 26th] 🔪🔪🔪Become a Pro Member and get “Students of Murder” course (normally €49) for free: https://bit.ly/MayStudentsMurder---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".  1978 FIFA World Cup in ArgentinaDirty tactics off the pitchBrutal military dictatorship backdropPolitical influence on the gamesAllegations of bribery and corruptionControversies around hosting the cupVictory marred by suspicionsNotable protests and criticismsUnfair advantage allegations in matchesLegacy of 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🔪 [Ending Soon!] May "Students of Murder" Special Offer🧑‍💼 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
#448 | Modern Slavery
22-02-2024
#448 | Modern Slavery
🔪🔪🔪 May Special Offer [ends 23:59 May 26th] 🔪🔪🔪Become a Pro Member and get “Students of Murder” course (normally €49) for free: https://bit.ly/MayStudentsMurder---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.  Growth and abolition of historical slaveryOverview of modern slaveryStatistics on modern slaveryPrevalence and hotspots of modern slaveryCategories of modern slavesCauses of thriving modern slaveryIllustrative example of modern slavery in MaltaLegal frameworks against modern slaveryAdaptation of slavery through the ages 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🔪 [Ending Soon!] May "Students of Murder" Special Offer🧑‍💼 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
#446 | Slavery In The Ancient World
15-02-2024
#446 | Slavery In The Ancient World
🔪🔪🔪 May Special Offer [ends 23:59 May 26th] 🔪🔪🔪Become a Pro Member and get “Students of Murder” course (normally €49) for free: https://bit.ly/MayStudentsMurder---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.  Legal codes regarding slavesDifferent ways people became slavesRole of philosophy in justifying slaveryVaried tasks of ancient slavesFemale slaves' dual roleThe economic significance of slavesThe absence of opposition to slaveryComparison to modern societal normsEvolution of slavery post Ancient Rome 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🔪 [Ending Soon!] May "Students of Murder" Special Offer🧑‍💼 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
#444 | The Amazing Story of Christian The Lion
08-02-2024
#444 | The Amazing Story of Christian The Lion
🔪🔪🔪 May Special Offer [ends 23:59 May 26th] 🔪🔪🔪Become a Pro Member and get “Students of Murder” course (normally €49) for free: https://bit.ly/MayStudentsMurder---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.  London in the 1960s: Description of 1960s Chelsea as a cultural hubJohn Rendall and Ace Bourke, Australians in LondonEncounter at Harrods "Pet Kingdom": Lion cub for saleLack of regulations for owning a lion in 1960s LondonLife with Christian in London: Challenges of raising a lion in a flatDesire to send Christian to Africa, his natural habitatNegotiations with the Kenyan government for Christian's entryPlans to introduce Christian to the wild, the challenge of a city lionFormation of a new lion pride with Boy and KataniaEmotional reunion of John, Ace, and Christian in Kenya 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🔪 [Ending Soon!] May "Students of Murder" Special Offer🧑‍💼 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
#442 | Shamima Begum | ISIS Bride
01-02-2024
#442 | Shamima Begum | ISIS Bride
🔪🔪🔪 May Special Offer [ends 23:59 May 26th] 🔪🔪🔪Become a Pro Member and get “Students of Murder” course (normally €49) for free: https://bit.ly/MayStudentsMurder---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.   Shamima Begum's departure to Syria at 15Begum's life in ISIS, marriage, and involvement in enforcing strict standardsBegum's reappearance in a Syrian refugee camp in 2019.Pregnancy, loss of children, and desire to return to the UKBritish government's decision to revoke Begum's citizenshipShamima Begum's return: National security concerns and legal aspectsMedia coverage: Front-page headlines, public and political responsesChallenges of being stateless and rejection by potential countriesShamima Begum's TV interviews, lack of remorse, and sympathy for ISISBroader implications for policies on citizenship and terrorism 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🔪 [Ending Soon!] May "Students of Murder" Special Offer🧑‍💼 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
#440 | The Korean Wave: How K-Pop Conquered the World
25-01-2024
#440 | The Korean Wave: How K-Pop Conquered the World
🔪🔪🔪 May Special Offer [ends 23:59 May 26th] 🔪🔪🔪Become a Pro Member and get “Students of Murder” course (normally €49) for free: https://bit.ly/MayStudentsMurder---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.   Introduction to K-Pop: Impact on global music and pop cultureSouth Korea's unlikely rise to a musical powerhousePost-Korean War, the influence of American soldiers on Korean musicGovernment Intervention: Formation of Cultural Industry Bureau to boost pop cultureSeo Taiji and Boys to PSYBTS: The Global PhenomenonFactors Behind Success: Effective use of social media, especially by BTSInfluence and activism demonstrated by K-Pop fansImpact of K-Pop on fashion, language, and lifestyles worldwideParallel between K-Pop and Beatlemania 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🔪 [Ending Soon!] May "Students of Murder" Special Offer🧑‍💼 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
#438 | Bad Science | When Scientists Got It Wrong
18-01-2024
#438 | Bad Science | When Scientists Got It Wrong
🔪🔪🔪 May Special Offer [ends 23:59 May 26th] 🔪🔪🔪Become a Pro Member and get “Students of Murder” course (normally €49) for free: https://bit.ly/MayStudentsMurder---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.  Scientific Studies in MediaCase 1: Faster Than Light Neutrinos2012 CERN press conference: Einstein was wrongInvestigation reveals a fault in the fibre optic cableCase 2: Cold Fusion Fiasco1989 claim of "cold fusion" by electrochemists Fleischmann and PonsExperiment flaws exposed; Fleischmann and Pons discreditedCase 3: Chocolate and Weight Loss Hoax2015 false claim: Eating chocolate aids low-carb diet weight lossResearcher John Bohannon exposes the ease of making outrageous claims 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🔪 [Ending Soon!] May "Students of Murder" Special Offer🧑‍💼 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
#436 | Transhumanism & The Rise of The Superhumans
11-01-2024
#436 | Transhumanism & The Rise of The Superhumans
🔪🔪🔪 May Special Offer [ends 23:59 May 26th] 🔪🔪🔪Become a Pro Member and get “Students of Murder” course (normally €49) for free: https://bit.ly/MayStudentsMurder---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.   Introduction to TranshumanismHistorical Roots of TranshumanismMedical Technology AdvancementsCore Concepts of TranshumanismRadical Life ExtensionCognitive Enhancement through TechnologyEthical ConsiderationsTranshumanism in Popular CultureReal-Life Example: Brian JohnsonPhilosophical Questions on Transhumanism 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🔪 [Ending Soon!] May "Students of Murder" Special Offer🧑‍💼 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