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Our Latin American edition of Advanced Spanish weekly program will allow you to listen to a normal speed conversation in real everyday Spanish spoken in Latin America. You will not only improve your oral and reading comprehension of the language, you will also be more attuned to the Latin American mind and way of regarding at the news. Each week our engaging hosts will share with you their views on international and Latin American events and help you think and feel as a native Latin American.
 
We bring you surprising stories of science, history and innovation from 63 Degrees North, the home of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Listen as we explore the mysteries of the polar night, the history of Viking raiders, and how geologists and engineers are working to save the planet, one carbon dioxide molecule at a time — and more. Take a journey to Europe's outer edge for fascinating tales and remarkable discoveries. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out informa ...
 
Do you know why cats always bring dead animals to your doorstep, or why the scratching sound cause you goosebumps? Have you heard that Russia is holding a real Hunger Games, and UK scientists brought a pancake into the universe? With RoboTalk, no anecdote can escape your ears! Listen to daily updated stories and discover a world you never heard of. All stories from this podcast are selected from the Internet and transformed from text to audio either by Amazon’s Polly service or Microsoft’s c ...
 
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The different species of Galapagos finches, with their specially evolved beaks that allow them to eat specific foods, helped Charles Darwin understand that organisms can evolve over time to better survive in their environment. Now, nearly 200 years later and thousands of miles away, biologists are learning some surprising lessons about evolution fr…
 
Listener Jen joins us again this week to discuss her family’s once in a life time trip to the Galapagos Islands this past Dec/Jan. Their trip was a 7 day cruise to the North and Western part of the Galapagos Islands, and was booked through Ecoventura. Jen and her family have travelled with Adventures by Disney several times, so they were well adjus…
 
Galapagos Scuba Diving Liveaboard Trip – The Ultimate Adventure Diving the Galapagos is a bucket list experience for many divers. In one dive trip you can dive with schooling hammerheads, whale sharks, dolphins, silky sharks, mola molas, penguins, marine iguanas, sea lions and more. This is the ultimate diving experience and one that needed to be i…
 
Our Port Adventure series continues, as we take a look at things to do in Tortola and St. Thomas. Adam joins us this month, and brings a unique perspective to our series, as he grew up vacationing most summers on the islands with his parents. He brings a good over-all view to the differences between the islands, along with some of the unique advent…
 
Award winning author, Paul Thornton, joins us to discuss his latest book, Cruising Interrupted. This is the follow up to his highly successful book, The Joy of Cruising, which you can hear us discuss in Episode 102. Paul again fills his latest book with the stories of many people around the globe, who have one thing in common, they love cruising. H…
 
Crossing the world in 1932, two German airmen ran out of fuel in a remote region of northwestern Australia. With no food and little water, they struggled to find their way to safety while rescuers fought to locate them. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll describe the airmen's ordeal, a dramatic story of perseverance and cha…
 
If you are looking for the ultimate experience, then skydiving at night, is an experience you should have. Listen to the episode above on Gail Menasco’s (host and producer of Experiences You Should Have Podcast) experience of her first night skydive. The First Night Skydive Gail was 21 when she went on her first night skydive. She had about 60 skyd…
 
What happens when a baby falcon meets a balloon telescope in an old Wild West town? An astrophysics animal adventure, of course! Erika Hamden is an astrophysicist who’s attempting to launch a space balloon telescope called FIREBall, an experiment to study distant galaxies. But her mission to the stratosphere leads her to wild nature, when a baby fa…
 
Not enough COVID-19 tests? No problem, we’ll make some! When the coronavirus first transformed from a weird respiratory disease centered in Wuhan, China to a global pandemic, no one was really prepared. Worldwide, no one had enough masks, personal protective gear and definitely — not enough tests. The problem was especially acute in places like Nor…
 
- Mario Draghi asume en Italia un nuevo gran reto - El agotamiento psíquico se extiende por el Reino Unido a causa del coronavirus - Colombia abre sus brazos a la emigración venezolana - Alfredo Bryce Echenique publica un nuevo libro de memorias a modo de despedida - La pasión por el fútbol nunca decae en Uruguay…
 
In 1817 a young woman appeared in the English village of Almondsbury, speaking a strange language and seeking food and shelter. She revealed herself to be an Eastern princess, kidnapped by pirates from an exotic island. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll tell the story of Princess Caraboo, who was both more and less than sh…
 
It's the fifty-first episode of Required Reading With Tom and Stella! This podcast, which is hosted by Tom Panarese (Pop Culture Affidavit, In Country) and Stella (Batgirl to Oracle: A Barbara Gordon Podcast, The Batman Universe) is two teachers talking about literature. Each episode, we will be taking a look at a single work, analyzing it, critici…
 
Experience the World of Ice Fishing I had the pleasure of interviewing Kevin Uncapher for Experiences You Should Have Podcast. He hails from Burrell, PA but now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. He’s an avid outdoorsman and loves finding obsessions to immerse himself in. He climbs, hunts, is a tri-athlete, loves whitewater, and he loves ice fishing. S…
 
We are excited to have Carrie Hayward, owner of the Fairy Tale Weddings Guide and The Disney Wedding Podcast, join us to discuss all aspects of getting married at Disney. Carrie is the “go to” source for all information concerning weddings with Disney Cruise Line, Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani, and Tokyo Disneyland. She does an amazing job …
 
Everyone knows there’s just too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere — and we’re heating up the planet at an unprecedented pace. More than 20 years ago, Norwegians helped pioneer an approach to dealing with CO2 that’s still ongoing today— they captured it and pumped it into a rock formation deep under the sea. Now the Norwegian government is build…
 
- Ecuador irá a segunda vuelta para elegir su nuevo presidente - Cuba avanza en el desarrollo de una vacuna contra el coronavirus - Las diferencias de normativas alimentan el turismo de vacunas en Estados Unidos - Dos perros, en defensa del jaguar - Guadalajara, la ciudad más vigilada de América Latina…
 
This week we kick off the first episode in a short side series we will be running this Spring, featuring the history of cruising. We’ve titled the series, “Cruising through History”, we should have an episode out once a month, in addition to our regular episodes. Good friend of the show, Stephen from Tampa, has agreed to help me out with it. To tha…
 
In 1911 English sisters Claire and Dora Williamson began consulting a Seattle "fasting specialist" named Linda Burfield Hazzard. As they underwent her brutal treatments, the sisters found themselves caught in a web of manipulation and deceit. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll tell the story of the Williamsons' ordeal and t…
 
Do trees fart? It’s a question that stumped scientists, and sends us on a journey to some serious science! Come with us as we ponder if trees are butts, whether farts are defined by gas or digestive systems, and why “even the smallest fart counts.” You’ll meet Mary Heskel, a plant biologist who wonders if she’s accidentally been studying tree farts…
 
It’s no bigger than four decks of cards stacked one on top of the other — a tiny box raided from an Irish church. In Ireland, the box held the holy remains of a saint. What a mound of sand, some leftover nails and the box itself tell us about the Viking raiders who stole it — and what they did with it when they brought it back to Norway. Our guests…
 
In 1909, Oklahoma brothers Bud and Temple Abernathy rode alone to New Mexico and back, though they were just 9 and 5 years old. In the years that followed they would become famous for cross-country trips totaling 10,000 miles. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll trace the journeys of the Abernathy brothers across a rapidly e…
 
Meghan, from the DCL Cruise Nerd channel on YouTube, joins us this week to talk all things Disney Cruise Line. Meghan has been on over 80, yes 80, Disney Cruises and she has a vast knowledge of the ships, shows, and destinations. Currently on furlough from DCL, she decided to create her own YouTube channel to share her vast knowledge of DCL, with e…
 
Krill eyeballs. The werewolf effect. Diel vertical migration. Arctic marine biologists really talk about these things. There’s a reason for that — when it comes to the polar night, when humans see only velvety darkness, krill eyeballs see things a little differently. And when the sun has been gone for months, during the darkest periods of the polar…
 
In 1759, ghostly rappings started up in the house of a parish clerk in London. In the months that followed they would incite a scandal against one man, an accusation from beyond the grave. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll tell the story of the Cock Lane ghost, an enduring portrait of superstition and justice. We'll also s…
 
Do you love fossils and dinosaurs? Let us introduce you to Myria Perez, a paleontology-obsessed kid who grew up to get her dream job! Myria is a 24 year old fossil preparator, which means she prepares fossils to study and display in museums. She shares her journey of how a visit to her local museum set her on the path to follow her dino dreams. Myr…
 
- La segunda ola del coronavirus golpea con fuerza a México - Estados Unidos envía de nuevo a Cuba a la “lista negra” de patrocinadores de terrorismo - Twitter y Facebook bloquean a Donald Trump - La sombra del impeachment sobre Jair Bolsonaro - Sin electricidad y con temperaturas bajo cero
 
Dave from Iowa, joins us this week to discuss visiting the Walt Disney Family Museum. The Walt Disney Family Museum is located in the Presidio, next to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. It is a non-profit museum dedicated to presenting an inspirational journey through the life of Walt Disney. It also aims to inspire future generations to hee…
 
In 1944, British captives of the Japanese in Sumatra drew morale from an unlikely source: a purebred English pointer who cheered the men, challenged the guards, and served as a model of patient fortitude. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll tell the story of Judy, the canine POW of World War II. We'll also consider the frequ…
 
Post Pandemic As I write this, it’s January of 2021 and the last 10 months have been very strange, to say the least. The last time I was on a plane was in February of 2020 when I got to meet Peter Greenberg at the Travel Expo in LA. We’ve been staying home, making Italian pizza, cross country skiing locally, and creating a hygge atmosphere. That sa…
 
Chris in the Concierge (on Twitter), joins us to discuss his family’s quick trip to Aulani over New Years. Chris and his family are DVC owners at Aulani, and have visited the resort several times. He does a great job detailing the differences visiting the resort now vs. during normal non-covid times. We also talk about some of his family’s favorite…
 
Join us for the first episode in our new series for 2021, as we turn our focus on Port Adventures in the different destinations that Disney Cruise Line sails. Each month we’ll pick a port and discuss some of the Port Adventures some of our listeners have experienced, and ones that they might like to take next time they’re there. This week we turn o…
 
It's the big 50! That's right, it's episode 50 of Required Reading With Tom and Stella! This podcast, which is hosted by Tom Panarese (Pop Culture Affidavit, In Country) and Stella (Batgirl to Oracle: A Barbara Gordon Podcast, The Batman Universe) is two teachers talking about literature. Each episode, we will be taking a look at a single work, ana…
 
In 1977, West German tourist Erwin Kreuz spent three days enjoying the sights, sounds, and hospitality of Bangor, Maine. Unfortunately, he thought he was in San Francisco, on the other side of the continent. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast, we'll describe Kreuz's unlikely adventure, which made him a local hero in his adopted c…
 
Tumble returns with all new episodes starting January 22! We’ll have stories about fossils, telescopes, and baby falcons getting into big trouble. How does a koala eat eucalyptus leaves? Eucalyptus is toxic to most animals, but they’re a koala’s only food. In this episode, we look past the cuddliness to discover how koalas manage to chow down on th…
 
Brett Nachman, from Notably Disney, joins us this week to cover Jim Korkis’ new book featuring Disney Cruise Line. Jims latest book, Hidden Treasures of the Disney Cruise Line: Nautical Notes, Knowledge, and Nonsense, was released in late 2020. Jim covers a lot of ground in this book, from the history of the cruise line, to theming of restaurants, …
 
In 1931, a 93-year-old widow was discovered to be hoarding great wealth in New York's Herald Square Hotel. Her death touched off an inquiry that revealed a glittering past -- and a great secret. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast, we'll tell the story of Ida Wood, which has been called "one of the most sensational inheritance cas…
 
Experiences You Should Have Podcast Show Notes Listen to the above episode on Cross Country Skiing Virginia Meissner in Bend, Oregon Interview with Alyce Pearce on Cross Country Skiing Alyce Pearce lives in Bend, Oregon and she is a cross country skiing enthusiast. Her passion for skiing was borne from the gnarled foothills of the Adirondacks in th…
 
Join us as we have a fun discussion on Disney’s announcement that Cinderella will grace the lobby of the Disney Wish. We then turn our focus on highlights of 2020, and then turn our thoughts to 2021. Thanks to all who have come along with us during this very different year. All of us here at the DCL Podcast wish the best for you and your family as …
 
What's that? There, in the back, behind the Christmas tree? Why, it's a very special, two-hour episode of Grad School Vonnegut, guest-starring Matt Hauske & Hilary Strang from the Marooned! on Mars podcast! We talk Player Piano, automation, capitalism, revolution, utopia, Kim Stanley Robinson, Ministry for the Future, failsons, Jeff Bezos, Joe Bide…
 
Here are eight new lateral thinking puzzles -- play along with us as we try to untangle some perplexing situations using yes-or-no questions. Intro: In 1940, the Venezuelan post office was said to deliver love letters at half price. In 1890 Mark Twain composed a holiday message for the New York World. The sources for this week's puzzles are below. …
 
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