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Music, culture, the arts, maritime exploration - Renaissance England was an exciting place to be. So much happening! Breaks with Rome. Wars with France. And Scotland. And Spain! Twice a month, we'll look at some aspect of Renaissance England that will give you a deeper understanding into life in the 16th century. Go to http://www.englandcast.com for more info.
 
In August of 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the 250 years of slavery that followed. On the 400th anniversary of this fateful moment, it is time to tell the story. “1619” is a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You can find more information about it at nytimes.com/1619pod ...
 
Welcome to our whimsical adventure of idioms and other turns of phrase. Each week, we delve into the origins of phrases to find out how they came into the English language. We tell the story of how the phrase got from its beginnings to where it is today. Shauna and Dan are two big nerds, so expect some geek culture references, random trivia facts, and loads of laughs!
 
Word Matters is a show for readers, writers, and anyone who ever loved their English class. Join Merriam-Webster editors as they challenge supposed grammar rules, reveal the surprising origins behind words, tackle common questions, and generally geek out about the beautiful nightmare that is language.
 
A weekly talk-through of IELTS topics and tests to help you learn about the issues, vocabulary, tips and strategies you need to prepare for your test day. Follow me on www.facebook.com/ieltsetc and join the Members Academy for all the downloads, step-by-step online courses and support to get you a Band 7+ in the #ielts test. www.members.ieltsetc.com/academy/
 
Please note that because iTunes limits the number of episodes displayed to 300, to start at the beginning of my retelling of the story of England, you need to SUBSCRIBE. You'll then find a regular, chronological podcast, starting from from the end of Roman Britain. I’m a bloke in a shed, but I make sure this is good, properly prepared history, and then fill it with my enthusiasm. You’ll find the great events and people for sure – but also some of the byways, of how people lived, their langua ...
 
What we don’t know about American history hurts us all. Teaching Hard History begins with the long legacy of slavery and reaches through the civil rights movement to the present day. Brought to you by Learning for Justice (formerly Teaching Tolerance) and hosted by Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Teaching Hard History brings us the lessons we should have learned in school through the voices of scholars and educators. It’s great advice for teachers and good information for everybody.
 
Barbarians, political breakdown, economic collapse, mass migration, pillaging and plunder. The fall of the Roman Empire has been studied for years, but genetics, climate science, forensic science, network models, and globalization studies have reshaped our understanding of one of the most important events in human history. PhD historian and specialist Patrick Wyman brings the cutting edge of history to listeners in plain, relatable English.
 
Survive the Jive podcast is about history and ancient religions and folklore. Hosted by historian Thomas Rowsell who is also a documentary film maker, this podcast focuses mainly on Indo-European cultures and most specifically on Germanic/Norse paganism. The podcast takes a holistic approach to programming that informs, educates and improves us. It sometimes covers scientific topics but is mainly concerned with pre-Christian religions of Europe. Sometimes the podcasts are based on videos fro ...
 
Professor Suzannah Lipscomb talks about everything from the Aztecs to witches, Velázquez to Shakespeare, Mughal India to the Mayflower. Not, in other words, just the Tudors, but most definitely also the Tudors. Each episode Suzannah is joined by historians and experts to reveal incredible stories about one of the most fascinating periods in history.
 
Witches didn't exist, and yet thousands of people were executed for the crime of witchcraft. Why? The belief in magic and witchcraft has existed in every recorded human culture; this podcast looks at how people explained the inexplicable, turned random acts of nature into conscious acts of mortal or supernatural beings, and how desperate communities took revenge against the suspected perpetrators.
 
A topsy-turvy science-y history podcast by Sam Kean. I examine overlooked stories from our past: the dental superiority of hunter-gatherers, the crooked Nazis who saved thousands of American lives, the American immigrants who developed the most successful cancer screening tool in history, the sex lives of dinosaurs, and much, much more. These are charming little tales that never made the history books, but these small moments can be surprisingly powerful. These are the cases where history ge ...
 
¿Hablas español y quieres mejorar tu inglés? Then English with Dane is perfect for you. De verdad, si te sientes estancado/a con el inglés... o si simplemente quieres "mantener forma"... try this podcast. Hablo a un ritmo tranquilo y voy traduciendo cosas para que no te estreses con entender todo. I talk about things like movies, news, sports, music, history, etc, and I always pay special attention to practical vocabulary, expressions and the infinite nuances (sutilezas) that we'll find alon ...
 
A Canadian (Ryan) and a Scot (Amy) talking about the words in the English language that fascinate them most at the moment, looking at their histories and origins and trying to piece together just how they got to where they are today. This is a podcast for anyone interested in etymology (the study of words and their origins/history). If you've ever found yourself happier after discovering some bizarre bit of trivia about a word that you hadn't even given a second thought to (such as how the w ...
 
G’day and welcome to the Aussie English podcast. I’m Pete Smissen and my objective here is to teach you guys the English spoken down under. Whether you plan to travel, to work or to live in Australia or you just have an interest in our culture, history and spoken dialect of English. You have come to the right place. And whether you aim to speak English like a true blue Aussie or you just want to be able to understand “what the flippin’ hell we’re on about when we’re havin’ a yarn”. You have ...
 
The English Language Broadcast of Radio Exterior de España has been on the air since 1944. Our daily broadcasts seek to inform listeners about goings-on in Spain, as well as offer a Spanish perspective on world events. News, sports and weather, presented live, are followed on weekdays by a variety of different programs on subjects ranging from art and culture to history, politics, and the latest trends. These programs can be heard again at the weekend.
 
The Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 saw the British Empire at the height of its power facing a small band of highly mobile Boers in South Africa. The war introduced the world to the concentration camp and is regarded as the first war of the modern era where magazine rifles, trenches and machine guns were deployed extensively. British losses topped 28 000 in a conflict that was supposed to take a few weeks but lasted three years.
 
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He had stuff. Lots of stuff. Fancy stuff. Old stuff. New Stuff. Weird stuff. And his inventory - created by Edward VI and his commissioners to find out the true value of the Crown - lists it all in meticulous detail. Let's discuss Henry's Inventory. Show notes will be going up at englandcast.com/inventory. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-…
 
In the early 1500s, a series of marriages between European royal families re-shaped the face of Europe and brought together separate regions under the leadership of a single ruler. This led to creation of modern Spain and the formation of a massive European empire ruled by the Habsburg family. It also secured the position of the Tudors in England, …
 
Today's program takes a look at the humanitarian and diplomatic crisis in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in Northern Africa, after Moroccan border police allowed nine thousand migrants, almost a third of them unaccompanied minors, to cross into Ceuta last week. The brief newscast is followed by a report on the history of Spain's participation in the …
 
Virginia Tech professor Jessica Taylor teaches a class about trade relationships between English colonists and Native peoples in Virginia. She talks about the trade networks between tribes prior to European contact, periods of conflict between colonists and Native Americans, and how slavery impacted the economy Learn more about your ad choices. Vis…
 
On the 8th episode of Current Events, Al goes over the latest news from the world of sports! Since COVID-19 hit last year, many of the major sports leagues and tournaments are starting to take place again. The main event of the summer will be the Olympics starting next month in Tokyo. However, we have some huge events taking place right now! First,…
 
Access full transcripts + bonus content in the Premium Podcast and Academy memberships: https://www.AussieEnglish.com.au Learn Australian English in each of these episodes of the Aussie English Podcast! In today's episode, I teach you 80+ commonly used Contractions in the English language. A contraction is 2 words that are combined to create a new …
 
Get Transcripts and Courses at https://americanenglishpodcast.com/ Premium Content (formerly called the Classroom) This episode is part of Season 2. That means that by purchasing Season 2, you'll be able to access the full transcript for this episode, a comprehension quiz and podcast player to work on your pronunciation. The premium content for thi…
 
Access full transcripts + bonus content in the Premium Podcast and Academy memberships: https://www.AussieEnglish.com.au Learn Australian English in this episode of the Aussie Slang series where I teach you how to use Australian slang - like a fair dinkum Australian! In this episode, I teach you the Aussie slang phrase "back of beyond". Learn what …
 
In today’s program we talk about the musical show ‘Cruz de Navajas’ currently playing in Madrid’s 'Espacio Raro' theatre and the iconic 80s pop band that inspired it: Mecano. (Songs featured: Hoy No Me Puedo Levantar - Mecano; Me Colé En Una Fiesta - Mecano; Hijo de la Luna - Mecano; Cruz de Navajas - Mecano.) Escuchar audio…
 
This week, we’re looking ahead to the start of a new 4-year archaeological excavation by Newcastle University and Historic England at Birdoswald Roman Fort in Cumbria. Joining us to reveal what is happening, where they will be excavating, and how you can see it for yourself, are Tony Wilmott, senior archaeologist at Historic England, and English He…
 
After a century of Civil War, changes in the way Japan was ruled from 1600 onwards meant that Europeans and Christianity made few inroads into Japanese society. Shogun Tokugawa organised Japan into a strict class system and its unique and brilliant culture flourished in isolation. In this episode of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb …
 
with Zeyenp Gürsel | The Ottoman archives contain just over a hundred photographs that look like old family portraits, but they were created for an entirely different purpose. They document the renunciation of Ottoman nationality, "terk-i tabiiyet," by Armenian emigrants bound for the US and elsewhere. As our guest Zeynep Devrim Gürsel explains, th…
 
Throughout human history, we have been deeply affected by our environment, particularly climate. At certain times there have been such alterations in climate that they amount to cultural shocks, resulting not only in famine, disease, and violence, but also in religious changes.That's the argument presented by this week's guest, Philip Jenkins, in h…
 
Pirate radio: A force for change or a transient subversive movement?The Voice of Peace and Radio Caroline were pirate radio stations that launched in the 1960s and 1970s, broadcasting from ships anchored outside national territorial waters, in an attempt to challenge the societies around them.Radio Caroline, moored off the east coast of England, wa…
 
Is a simple task "doable," or would you consider it "feasible"? Is it different to "buy" something than it is to "purchase" it? Is this description "readable" or merely "legible"? This week we're looking at what happens when English pulls words from different roots, but uses them in similar ways. Then, we find out how the 'jay' got into 'jaywalking…
 
Access full transcripts + bonus content in the Premium Podcast and Academy memberships: https://www.AussieEnglish.com.au Learn Australian English by listening to this episode of The Goss! These are conversations with my old man Ian Smissen for you to learn more about Australian culture, news, and current affairs. In this episode, we talk about the …
 
After a look at the news, we remember one of Spain's first urban street artists, a young man from Madrid who was known as Muelle. His real name was Juan Carlos Argüello and in the late 80s and early 90s there could have been hardly anyone living or even visiting Madrid who had not seen his trademark signature logo spray painted on walls around the …
 
I had a special request for this Academic Passage 3 because it's difficult, but honestly, it's a very early test (Book 7) and is just badly-written.I think the reading itself is very useful as an example of academic writing, with lots you can learn from it, but the questions are simply not good - you can guess 3 of them without even needing to unde…
 
Last year Distillations talked to people who have special insight into the coronavirus crisis—biomedical researchers, physicians, public health experts, and historians. In this episode we talk to Stéphane Bancel, CEO of Moderna, a biotech company that developed one of the three emergency-approved COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. The Moderna …
 
In 1589, Anne Dowriche, the wife of a Puritan minister from Devon, wrote a long and gory poem about the bloody, ongoing conflict between Catholics and Huguenots in France. Dowriche's The French Historie was one of the few sixteenth century books written entirely by a woman. She was also almost alone as a woman in publicly commenting on contemporary…
 
For the FREE worksheet, transcripts & the full glossary from this episode go to https://thebritishenglishpodcast.com/blog/bitesize-ep12 🤟 Join The 7-Day Challenge here:thebritishenglishpodcast.com/course/7-day-challenge 💪 Make sure you get the FREE worksheet that Charlie has made for you including the explanation of some of the best expressions tha…
 
Access full transcripts + bonus content in the Premium Podcast and Academy memberships: https://www.AussieEnglish.com.au Learn Australian English in this expression episode of the Aussie English Podcast. These episodes aim to teach you common English expressions as well as give you a fair dinkum true-blue dose of Aussie culture, history, and news a…
 
As a guest lecturer at the Citadel Military College in Charleston, South Carolina in 2012, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld gives a talk he calls “The Bush Doctrine, Compassionate Conservatism, and the War on Terror." This class is from a course called “The Conservative Intellectual Tradition in America” taught by Citadel International Poli…
 
In which we give a taste of what goes on over on our Patreon sister show: Pop Canada! Here are the first 10 minutes of our talk on comedy: a staple of Canadian pop culture. We address the history of the genre, important figures, and why it developed in this country! --- Find the full episode and more at: www.patreon.com/historiacanadiana Other supp…
 
On the 10th episode of the Teacher Interview, we talk to Luke Thompson, the host of the popular show “Luke’s English Podcast.” Luke taught English in Kanagawa, Japan and has been podcasting since 2009! Luke’s English Podcast focuses on in-depth conversations giving listeners a chance to explore various topics, learn about British English and cultur…
 
In today's program, we report on the new Memorial Center for Victims of Terrorism which opened earlier this week in the Basque capital of Vitoria, in the north of Spain. And, on a sad note, we bid farewell to the talented Catalan guitarist Riqui Sabatés, who seamlessly combined blues, jazz and rock idioms. Escuchar audio…
 
Access full transcripts + bonus content in the Premium Podcast and Academy memberships: https://www.AussieEnglish.com.au Learn Australian English in this episode of the Aussie English podcast where I invite guests and interview them. Join us for about an hour of fun talking about what's going on in their life! Today is a special interview episode w…
 
In this episode I talk with Paulo Iscold, a professor or aeronautical engineering at Cal Poly about Nixus Nixus, his most recent project. Nixus is one of the most fascinating and ground-breaking research efforts in the space of gliding. It uses advanced manufacturing techniques to support a very thing wing, plus a fly-by-wire system to control the …
 
Access full transcripts + bonus content in the Premium Podcast and Academy memberships: https://www.AussieEnglish.com.au Learn Australian English in this episode of the Aussie Slang series where I teach you how to use Australian slang - like a fair dinkum Australian! In this episode, we talk about the Aussie slang word "ay". Eh, nope, this is diffe…
 
After a brief look at news and current events we go Madrid's Teatro Real, the Royal Opera House, where on June 15th the VII edition of the charity concert "Acordes con solidaridad" (chords with solidarity) will be given. This annual event is organized by Spanish NGO Ayuda en acción (aid in action) to raise funds for its educational projects for chi…
 
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