Happy 1st Birthday to English Learning for Curious Minds 🎂

Published on
December 5, 2020
Updated on
November 15, 2022
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Written by
Alastair Budge

On December 5th 2019, the first episode of the English Learning for Curious Minds podcast was released. Here’s how the first year has gone, and some fun facts about who was listening, from where, and to what.

Happy 1st Birthday to English Learning for Curious Minds 🎂
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365 days ago I didn’t really know anything about starting a podcast. 

I listened to lots, I knew how helpful they were for learning a language, but actually doing one myself...I knew nothing about that.

Then on December 5th last year I pressed ‘go’, and English Learning for Curious Minds was released on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and everything in between.

Fast forward one year and this little podcast has just celebrated its first birthday.

If you’re a listener, thank you for your continued support.

And if you’re a member of Leonardo English, double thank you.

I’m always interested to see the ‘behind the scenes’ of podcasts I listen to and products I use, so here are a few interesting statistics about the podcast from the past year that you might also be interested to see.

English Learning for Curious Minds has been downloaded 301,401 times, by listeners from 177 countries.

The most popular countries were:

  1. Spain 🇪🇸
  2. Mexico 🇲🇽
  3. Colombia 🇨🇴
  4. Brazil 🇧🇷
  5. Germany 🇩🇪
  6. United States 🇺🇸
  7. India 🇮🇳
  8. Russia 🇷🇺
  9. France 🇫🇷
  10. United Kingdom 🇬🇧

The most popular episodes were:

  1. Episode 60 | The British Sense of Humour
  2. Episode 52 | The Guinness World Records
  3. Episode 78 | Modern Pirates
  4. Episode 52 | Plastic
  5. Episode 82 | The English of Donald Trump

Who was listening?

Men, women, young, old and anything in between, it's pretty cool to see that curious minds come in all shapes and sizes.

Nothing too unconventional going on here

A few thoughts

If you’ve enjoyed listening to the podcast so far and are looking for an easy way to help support it, then you can leave a review on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app. 

They really do help, and I'm super grateful for each and every one.

And if you are ready to take the next step in your English journey, get access to all of the bonus episodes and learning materials, then you should think about becoming a member of Leonardo English.

If you've got this far, thank you. Here's to another 365 days 💪

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