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In contrast to Scott's South Pole expedition, Amundsen's expedition benefited from good equipment, appropriate clothing, and a fundamentally different primary task (Amundsen did no surveying on his route south and is known to have taken only two photographs). Amundsen had a better understanding of dogs and their handling, and he used of skis more effectively. He pioneered an entirely new route to the Pole, and they returned. In Amundsen's own words: "Victory awaits him who has everything in ...
 
In contrast to Scott’s South Pole expedition, Amundsen’s expedition benefited from good equipment, appropriate clothing, and a fundamentally different primary task (Amundsen did no surveying on his route south and is known to have taken only two photographs) Amundsen had a better understanding of dogs and their handling, and he used of skis more effectively. He pioneered an entirely new route to the Pole and they returned. In Amundsen’s own words: “Victory awaits him who has everything in or ...
 
The Week Junior Show takes you behind the scenes of the award-winning magazine for 8 to 14-year-olds. Each week, Bex from Fun Kids is joined by members of The Week Junior team to discuss their favourite stories, debate the week’s hot topic and discover whether the ‘Real or Rubbish?’ report is fake news or the real deal.
 
Swizzle your ears for some of the finest, most fantastic first words every written, spoken and dreamt. Stay tuned for more extracts from Roald Dahl’s best loved children’s stories and if you like what you hear then visit the Apple App. Store to download the Audiobooks App for free!With fantastic features including free access to the first chapter of every title, in–app purchase to continue the story and the ability to stream the audiobooks, the Roald Dahl Audiobooks App is available from the ...
 
A weekly show all about audiobooks recorded at the RNIB Talking Book studios. We talk to your favourite authors and narrators, along with reviews and news about new audiobooks. Presented by Red Szell in Camden and produced by Robert Kirkwood in Glasgow, you'll find a new episode here every Friday at 1pm plus bonus content such as longer uncut interviews and episodes of our occasional extra show, The Book Group. Talking Books is a free service from RNIB giving access to over 30,000 fiction an ...
 
It's clear that our newest technologies are rapidly remaking our lives. What's less clear is if our lives are actually improving. Whether it's privacy violations, environmental degradation, cognitive decline, addiction, income inequality, or stunted relationships, the costs of our tech obsession are expensive indeed. The Technoskeptic podcast features in-depth interviews with experts about different ways tech is impacting society. What's really going on, and what, if anything, can be done? C ...
 
"Casual Violence mix Game of Thrones, the League of Gentlemen and Roald Dahl to create dark, twisted and silly skits" (The Sunday Times) Bite-sized comedy tales of menace, melancholy and mayhem -- from the multi award winning comedy team behind "Hector Vs The Future", and one of the writers of "Wooden Overcoats". Join Casual Violence as they spin uniquely grotesque - and immensely stupid - sketch comedy stories for your delight and entertainment. For more info and to support their work, head ...
 
The podcast most capable of ruining bookstores for you forever. TV's Kevin Lanigan, Vern Tooley, Joe Konroy, & Justin Germeroth are veteran improvisers, taking their singular gifts for bringing silly characters to life directly to you. What if all the great writers you learned about in school were alive and well? What if they were unstable morons? What if Jane Austen swung from the chandelier on weekends and Mark Twain was a weird racist? These are the kinds of questions we answer here. You ...
 
Welcome to NewzKidz! A new weekly podcast covering global news stories and current affairs, presented by Rose (age 8) and Zara (age 10). Tune in to hear us talk about what's important in our world today, what's making the news headlines, and why kids should care. You can discuss our stories with your friends, parents and teachers, and let us know what you think.
 
Can We Just Ask aims to inspire positive change by starting conversations that matter. Our current show is a ten minute positive news bulletin every Tuesday and Friday in which we'll share amazing stories, inspiring initiatives and anything in between that anyone is doing around the world, with the hope of shining some light in the dark. Hosted by author Annie Clarke and journalist Will Clempner, this podcast is ultimately our way of sharing positivity, through discussions and interviews. Co ...
 
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On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we take a look at the very interesting life of a man named Roald Dahl. You may think you’ve never heard of him, but we promise that you have. For one, he was a world famous and beloved children’s author. He wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many other stories. …
 
In Episode 2 of Series 3, Rose and Zara discuss the main stories of the week including California wildfires, the destruction of a migrant camp in Greece, the latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic and vaccine trials, and a proposed new law about photo editing. Laurie updates listeners on Roald Dahl Day, and Aiza covers how astronomers are searchin…
 
Miranda Emmerson transports us to Soho in the swinging sixties for ' A Little London Scandal' For Roald Dahl Day, Robert Kirkwood discovers more than children's books in the RNIB Library (Starts at 18.25) Penny Melville Brown reviews some thrillers and more. (26.20) B.J. Novak talks about and reads from his 'Book With No Pictures' (33.50) And we re…
 
Felicity, Ciaran, Ben and Bex talk about some good news for the world’s loneliest elephant, a new hygiene campaign, and a day of celebrations for author Roald Dahl. Plus, we have a debate all about whether we really need punctuation. Tell us what you think of the podcast, what your opinion on the Big Debate is, or what's happening in the world arou…
 
This week we’ll be talking about the new coronavirus restrictions, an anti-bullying campaign, and rumours of alien life in the solar system. Plus, we’ll have a debate all about exams. Tell us what you think of the podcast, what your opinion on the Big Debate is, or what's happening in the world around you and we might use your messages in a future …
 
Claire Allan discusses her dark new psychological thriller, The Liar's Daughter Janice Galloway joins Robert Kirkwood in the Glasgow studios to record her collection of short stories, Jellyfish (Starts at 21.36) Gail Honeyman tells us all about Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, before the book was released (31.20) And we return to Claire Allan f…
 
On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we look at the life of the African-American drug kingpin Frank Matthews: The Black Caesar. Matthews went from stealing chickens to running a numbers game in the back of his barber shop to being the top non-Mafia drug importer in the nation, in just a couple of years. He organized small drug dealers to take …
 
On this episode of the world famous Sofa King Podcast, we crack wise about the greatest comedy trio to have ever been put on film—The Three Stooges. Their short films were so popular that they single handedly saved the genre from dying for years and years. They poked fun at Hitler in the 1940s, and were so good at it that they made his personal dea…
 
This week Zara and Rose update listeners on the proposed new Brexit Bill, Barbados voting to remove Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State, the latest news on the pandemic, and why some celebrities have boycotted social media this week. Aiza covers the recent story about the possibility of life being discovered on Venus, and Laurie - together with Yea…
 
In today's show we hear the shortlist for this year's Booker Prize. Clare Marchant introduces us to her timeslip novel, The Secrets of Saffron Hall. (Starts at 7.30) A gathering of Talking Book narrators tell Robert Kirkwood about their favourite reads. (22.00) We timeslip back to Nicola Cornick's first visit to Read On. (34.11) And we return to Cl…
 
We are delighted to welcome Elizabeth Lev to the podcast. Elizabeth is an acclaimed art historian based in Rome, and author of several books including How Catholic Art Saved the Faith: The Triumph of Beauty and Truth in Counter-Reformation Art. In this episode we have a discussion about how early Christians evangelised to the Romans through art and…
 
This week, Michael, Flora, Ben and Bex talk about some new coronavirus rules, a seal ranger, and outer space bacteria. Plus, we’ll be having a debate all about whether humans can trust robots. Tell us what you think of the podcast, what your opinion on the Big Debate is, or what's happening in the world around you and we might use your messages in …
 
On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we look into the horrible history of Florida’s school for juveniles called the Arthur Dozier School. It opened in 1900 and ran until 2011. It was the subject of Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize winning book The Nickel Boys. The Dozier school was (in)famous for housing children who often did nothing worse t…
 
On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we take a look at an infamous case of Cannibalism, the crash of Uruguayan Flight 751. In October of 1972, a plane crashed carrying 40 passengers and 5 crew. As the plane bounced off the side of the mountain, it lost its wing, then it’s tail, then […] The post Episode 515: Uruguayan Flight 571: Tragedy, Cann…
 
On this episode of the world famous Sofa King Podcast, we talk about the creation of South Park and the many movies, awards, and plays of Trey Parker and Matt Stone. From trying to show Mohamed on TV in spite of death threats (5 times…) to going in drag on acid to the Academy Awards, […] The post Episode 514: South Park: The Legend of Trey and Matt…
 
Rose and Zara are back from their summer break and ready for Series 3 - now joined by siblings Aiza and Laurie! Episode 1 covers the return to school, an update on the global pandemic, and a review of the main stories of the summer. The girls also discuss environmental pollution from face masks, and a recent study highlighting the number of species…
 
Eleanor Wasserberg chats about 'The Light at the End of the Day' and being inspired by a painting. Neil MacGregor talks about the book version of his radio show ' A History of the World in 100 Objects' and how he also was inspired by art. (Starts at 22.25) Narrator Ray Sawyer chats about narrating Alan Bennett. (34.04) We listen to a couple of book…
 
This week we find out how floating rocks are saving Australia's biggest reef and Bex talks to Vanessa about someone who spied for Britain during the Second World War. Tell us what you think of the podcast, what your opinion on the Big Debate is, or what's happening in the world around you and we might use your messages in a future podcast episode: …
 
On this episode of the world famous Sofa King Podcast, we go back in time to World War Two and look at the outstanding story of the 761st Tank Battalion. Known as the Black Panthers (no, not those Black Panthers), they were the first ever all black tank battalion. They met with racism and even a race riot during training the states, but they won a …
 
“Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its spirit of divine discontent and longing." In our first episode back after the summer Phoebe and Rachel discuss the sense of longing found in The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin Mac…
 
Bex and Ciaran chat to De'Graft Mensah of CBBC's Newsround about how they've made the show during lockdown and changes they're making to the way it's airing! Tell us what you think of the podcast, what your opinion on the Big Debate is, or what's happening in the world around you and we might use your messages in a future podcast episode: Website: …
 
On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we discuss the comedy, drama, acting, drugs, life, and death of the one and only Robin Williams. He was said to be funny since childhood, and as he grew, so did his personality and laughs. He blew up with the once-in-a-lifetime hit Mork and Mindy in the late 1970s, and he moved on to a series of massive hit…
 
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