Geography

Plastic Recycling - Is It Worth It?
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
300

Plastic Recycling - Is It Worth It?

Environment
Global warming
Capitalism
Consumption
21st Century
Sep 23, 2022
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22
minutes

We have been recycling for decades, yet only 9% of the world's plastic has ever been successfully recycled.

In this episode, we ask ourselves the heretical question, "is plastic recycling actually worth it?"

A Brief History of Climate Change
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
298

A Brief History of Climate Change

Environment
Global warming
19th Century
US politics
21st Century
Sep 16, 2022
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22
minutes

For thousands of years, humans have had ideas about mankind's potential impact on the climate.

In this episode, we look at how these ideas have changed, the men and women who have contributed to them, and ask ourselves why it has taken so long to start paying attention.

The Antarctic Treaty
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
248

The Antarctic Treaty

19th Century
Exploration
Adventure
Politics
Great Britain
Mar 25, 2022
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25
minutes

It's an amazing piece of legislation that protects the Earth's most isolated continent.

In this episode, we'll learn all about the history of Antarctica, which countries tried to claim it as their territory, and how the situation was resolved to benefit all humankind.

Plastic
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
58

Plastic

Economics
Environment
Global warming
China
May 29, 2020
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20
minutes

It has revolutionised our lives, made cars lighter, food fresher, and water safer.

But at what cost?

In this episode we take a look at the history of plastic, and ask ourselves what comes next.

Is The World Really Running Out Of Sand?
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
35

Is The World Really Running Out Of Sand?

Global warming
Economics
Consumption
Mar 13, 2020
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16
minutes

After water and air, it's the most used natural resource in the world. But are we really running out of it?

If so, why? And what happens if we do?

What's The Difference Between Great Britain and The United Kingdom?
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
25

What's The Difference Between Great Britain and The United Kingdom?

UK politics
England
Life in the UK
Feb 11, 2020
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18
minutes

Confused about the difference between Great Britain and The United Kingdom, and always wondered when to call someone British instead of English, Scottish, Welsh or Irish?

Let's clear it up, and explain how we got to this, admittedly, pretty complicated situation.

The Places In The World Where Planes Can't Go
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
2

The Places In The World Where Planes Can't Go

Space
Russia
The Cold War
Business
Dec 2, 2019
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10
minutes

Ever wondered if there are places in the world where planes can't fly?

From mountainous regions to hostile states, from theme parks to ancient temples, it's time to find out where planes can and can't fly.

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