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Join Lily Cole as she unearths different climate solutions, and speaks to people who are putting caring into action, in this brand new series of Who Cares Wins. Lily has spent nearly 20 years exploring different environmental and social solutions around the world, and discovered amazing ideas in the process, which she seeks to share here. Who Cares Wins embraces divergent perspectives on which climate solutions are best: encouraging collaboration, and dialogue, to help guide you through the ...
 
Luke's English Podcast is an award-winning podcast for learners of English. Listen, learn and have fun while picking up natural British English as it really is spoken. http://teacherluke.co.uk Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
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David & Clary dive into The Fireman's 2008 critically acclaimed album 'Electric Arguments' (recorded by Paul McCartney & Youth). Part one dissects the first nine tracks: 'Nothing Too Much Just Out of Sight', 'Two Magpies', 'Sing the Changes', 'Travelling Light', 'Highway', 'Light from Your Lighthouse', 'Sun is Shining', 'Dance 'Til We're High' and …
 
My mum returns to the podcast to answer some questions from listeners about books, cooking, her relationship with Luke and her granddaughter, the war in Ukraine, the song Imagine by John Lennon, family games, the time she fell off a horse & more... Episode page with notes, links and scripts https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rTm Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ …
 
[Part 2 of 2] James and Luke discuss some more "facts" about the UK, but can you guess if they are true or false? Learn some interesting trivia about life in Britain, and improve your vocabulary in the process. Episode page with video version, all facts written + intro & ending transcripts https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rTT Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ h…
 
[Part 1 of 2] Can you guess if these "facts" about the UK are true or false? James and Luke read out the facts and then discuss them one by one. Learn some odd things about the UK, pick up some vocabulary about laws and customs, and try not to laugh on the bus. Episode page with all facts written https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qI9 Sign up to LEP Premium on A…
 
Talking to my parents about events in the UK following the death of The Queen on 9 September, including the media coverage, the proclamation of King Charles III, comments about Charles as King and a discussion of the role of the monarch in the UK’s constitution. Also includes some comments about the new Prime Minister Liz Truss and the future of th…
 
Queen Elizabeth II died today. Here are my thoughts and feelings about the significance and symbolism of her life and death, recorded just an hour after I first saw the news. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rLA Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.…
 
Fred Eyangoh returns to the podcast to bring some entertaining and useful word puzzles, quizzes and insights into English etymology & history. 👉 Episode page with vocabulary notes and introduction transcript https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rJr 📼 YouTube video version (doesn't include intro or vocabulary summary) https://youtu.be/GmZlDQB8QWc Sign up to LEP Pre…
 
Join us on a trip to a virtual pub for a couple of pints, a packet of crisps and some advice about how to go to the pub in English, with plenty of funny tangents, with Charlie Baxter. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rmQ Video version on YouTube https://youtu.be/Vg5n11RfrvY Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hos…
 
Comparing British and American English vocabulary with a fun online quiz. My guest today is American comedian Sarah Donnelly. Video version (of the conversation) available. Episode page with vocabulary notes & intro transcript 👉 https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rmL Watch the conversation on YouTube 👉 https://youtu.be/JZ8A8lDopkw Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast…
 
Paul McCartney turned 80 this year, so let's talk about this legend of British music! In this one, I am joined by Sam Whiles, the host of the Paul or Nothing podcast. Listen to hear an overview of Paul's career, and some Paul McCartney stories. Episode page with introduction transcript https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rmH Watch the conversation on YouTube http…
 
…and just like that we have finished Series 2 of Who Cares Wins. This season sought to look at some of the social roots underneath the climate crisis - from women’s equality to paternal rights; from Mother Earth to capitalism. What a journey it has been: from LA to the Atacama Desert… from the Amazon Rainforest to Afghanistan. Lily welcomed some in…
 
Talking to Antony Rotunno about a classic British comedy film which makes fun of the legend of King Arthur (and everything else!) Originally published by Antony on his Film Gold podcast earlier this year. Episode page with links, video clips and more https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rmE Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hos…
 
We’re rounding off our Extraordinary Women episodes..and almost the series… with one extremely special woman, Sonia Ramos. Last week on the podcast Lily started her journey into the Atacama Desert where she spoke with Cristina Dorador, a Chilean microbiologist, who is now working on re-writing the Chilean constitution… Cristina has worked closely w…
 
This week, we hear another extract from The Long Time Academy podcast as we look to the future. The last few years have highlighted the raw urgency of the struggle to ensure the future is not dominated by white-supremacy. But what could visions of an alternative future look like? Host Ella Saltmarshe, speaks to adrienne maree brown, a writer, socia…
 
An unedited ramble in which I talk without a specific plan, includes a recording of my daughter speaking English, and a few songs on the guitar. Video version available. Episode page with song lyrics 👉 https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rn5 Video version on YouTube 👉 https://youtu.be/r3dhUOnci7w Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherlu…
 
Who Cares Wins Presents another Extraordinary Woman, Cristina Dorador. Join Lily as she starts her journey into the Atacama Desert in Chile. The Green Tech industry is now booming but what are the implications for the lands that they are mining for lithium? Cristina Dorador is at the forefront of science. As a microbiologist, she is researching and…
 
This week, we hear the first extract we will be sharing from the award-winning, The Long Time Academy podcast. In the series, activist and storyteller Ella Saltmarshe takes you on a journey to discover how to become a better ancestor and in this extract you’re welcomed in to join a short guided pebble ritual with geologist and the author of Timeful…
 
Luke reads verses from a modernised version of this medieval poem, considered one of the masterpieces of Middle English literature. Listen to hear the rhyme and rhythm of the poetry, the descriptive vocabulary and details of the story, with vocabulary explanations and comments from Luke. This is part 2 of a double episode about this story. Video ve…
 
A conversation with my dad about a great medieval adventure story originally written in middle English and updated and translated into modern English by Simon Armitage. Dad talks about the origin of this story, its connection to the history of the English language, and the poetic devices used in the writing. In the second half I read a summarised v…
 
Who Cares Wins Presents another Extraordinary Women, Zarifa Ghafari. Zarifa - one of Afghanistan’s youngest female mayors to ever be elected, had to flee the country to Germany last year when the Taliban regained power. She's been tirelessly advocating for women’s rights in a country with one of the highest gender gaps between men and women globall…
 
Host of GGQ, Julia Davenport talks to comedian Eshaan Akhbar and Environmental Activist, Michaela Loach on the subject of how we can all get involved in activism. With thanks to: Great Green Questions & Good Energy Contributors Michaela Loach - Have a listen to her podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-yikes-podcast/id1498623503 E…
 
Who Cares Wins Presents Nemonte Nenquimo, the first in our special Extraordinary Women episodes. Nemonte Nenquimo is a Waorani woman, mother and leader, who has dedicated her life to the defence of Indigenous ancestral territory and cultural survival in the Amazon rainforest. She is the co-founder of the Indigenous-led nonprofit organisation Ceibo …
 
My dad talks about the latest news about Boris Johnson, who on Friday said the UK should now begin the process of finding a new Prime Minister. Why is Johnson going to step down? What scandals has he been involved in during his life? What might happen next? Listen to hear my dad's comments in plain English. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-r95 Sig…
 
Presenting an excerpt from the 'Power' episode from the Sounds Like a Plan Podcast. Tim Benson, who is a live music energy consultant, and is notabl Coldplay's energy consultant on their current Music Of The Spheres world tour. He demonstrates the creative ways in which the music community is responding to the climate emergency. The episode was an …
 
A free sample of LEP Premium, from Luke's English Podcast. This is a full English lesson with self-study techniques, an entertaining story about a bear, language exercises and pronunciation practice. Full PDF transcript & worksheet available 👇 LEP Premium is a series of bonus episodes from Luke's English Podcast in which I teach you vocabulary, gra…
 
Presenting an except from a very creative spin on how we share the story of the climate crisis - it is no surprise they won the Creative Innovation award at the ARIAs. You're dropped into different worlds through an unusual audio experience, immersed in surround sound. A beautiful cast portrays animals and environments that are under threat, offeri…
 
Today Lily wants to take a more radical turn on this season’s topic, and share her conversation with renowned political commentator and Author, Douglas Murray. He has written several best selling books - such as The Madness of Crowds, and his most recent book, The War on the West and has been critical of our culture’s increasing focus on gender and…
 
We hear from a very special collective of voices today. Presented by Rooted Messages, we listen to Indigenous Wisdom from around the world. Contributors Vandria Borari Kuu Kaliai Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq Anne Poelina Te Ngaehe Wanikau Credits With thanks to Rooted Messages : Indigenous wisdom in time of Change. https://rootedmessages.com/ https://www…
 
*Update 24/06/2022 - problems are now fixed!* Episodes of LEP have disappeared from podcast apps like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play - sorry about this! I'm changing podcast host, and my podcast feed is being updated. This is causing a few technical issues, but they are being fixed. Details below 👇 I have moved to a new podcast host - one whi…
 
Continuing our conversations on Fatherhood this week, Lily chats to Will McDonald from the Father's Institute. They describe themselves as the 'Father's think and do tank'. Will is so insightful into the reasons why having a male influence/ figure in a child's life will not only benefit the Father- child relationship but exponentially help the Moth…
 
775. A Rambling Chat with James (June 2022) My brother James comes back onto the podcast for a conversation about the hot weather, tricky Wordpress updates, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, Rock Music concert movies, Alan Partridge's live show, Irish/British relations and plenty more. 📖 Episode page with introduction transcript and other notes + videos h…
 
Ending our week with some hope and optimism as we share the closing statement from young climate activist Elizabeth Wathuti from Davos 2022. Does she have Reasons to Be Optimistic in this ever changing world? Credits Music by Cosmo Sheldrake With thanks to WeForum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdTMpsjjWNg…
 
Listen to Luke reading a text adventure story set in a summer camp. You can read the story at the same time as you listen, or just relax and have fun following this action packed horror story, and read do text adventure later. Includes some vocabulary explanations, differences between British & American English and some very dodgy jokes. Video vers…
 
A delightful conversation to share with you today with Podcast royalty, Chris Sweeney. So far in this series of Who Cares Wins, we've heard many different female perspectives and in these next few episodes I want to dig into the male experience - of being queer, of Fatherhood, acknowledging privilege and why equality will benefit us all.. Chris has…
 
A man who needs no introduction. We wanted to share some inspiring words from David Attenborough who spoke at the WeForum in 2019 and shared Reasons to Be Optimistic in this ever changing world. Credits With thanks to WeForum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuudPum21nE Music by Cosmo SheldrakeBy Lily Cole
 
773. What do British people think about The Queen and The Royal Family? (with James) Luke and James discuss their feelings about the Royal Family, with some survey results about the popularity of royal family members among British people in general. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qMp Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ https://plus.acast.com/s/teac…
 
Lily speaks to two globally influential women today. First, Chelsea Clinton, born into a political dynasty, daughter of Bill and Hillary, and now global health advocate. They discuss the impact of climate change disaster on existing gender inequalities in the USA, before we hear from the wonderful Ugandan youth activist Vanessa Nakate- who's countr…
 
772. Rambling in the Podcastle (June 2022) News / Thoughts / Reflections This is an unedited monologue in which I talk about some things which are on my mind at the moment, including how my hair is stopping me from learning French (and vice versa), virtuous and vicious circles, how English is like a shark (or a river - or maybe a shark in a river),…
 
Here’s something very special for all the Who Cares Wins listeners. If you enjoyed the recent episode with Christiana Figueres, why not check out her podcast, Outrage & Optimism. Lily was lucky enough to be interviewed by them back in 2020. And here is another episode from the series, where they spoke to US activist and Intersectional Environmental…
 
What would be the environmental impact of having more women in positions of political leadership? Joining Lily today to explore this question amongst others, is a woman who has created monumental changes across the globe. Christiana Figueres has been at the forefront of international environmental policy, including as the lead negotiator of the His…
 
771. Sick In Japan (Recorded Live at the BC) My story about how I ended up in a Japanese hospital bed, scared out of my brain. Recorded live in front of an audience at the British Council in Paris. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qC0 LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo LEP T-Shirts, Mugs & Merch https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/mer…
 
This week we look at some of the barriers to girl’s equal access to education and family planning. Joining Lily is an inspirational young activist from the UK. Outraged by the idea that one in ten girls were missing out on their education due to 'Period Poverty’, at the age of 17, Amika George started the #freePeriods Campaign. An activist, a chang…
 
770. Boats & Murder (but mostly murder) with Moz An episode with my friend Moz from the Murder Mile True Crime Podcast. Moz returns to tell us some true stories of crimes in the London area. Expect some smalltalk about living on a boat, some murder stories and an interactive detective game in which we have to solve a murder. Episode page https://wp…
 
Joining Lily today is climate change veteran, Dr Katharine Wilkinson and we ask, why is the fight for gender equality essential if we want to mitigate climate change? Katharine is an author, strategist, teacher, and one of 15 “women who will save the world” according to Time magazine. She is co-founder and executive director of the All We Can Save …
 
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