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Always random, but never boring. We bring you the most interesting stories from all over the world.

The Countries That Sell Their Passports
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The Countries That Sell Their Passports

Apr 7, 2020
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23
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The passport sales industry is booming, and is worth around $1 billion a year.

In today's episode we take a look at how it all works, how much it all costs, and the people and countries that make it all possible.

April Fool's Day
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Episode
40

April Fool's Day

Mar 31, 2020
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18
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It's the day of the year where people, newspapers, TV shows, and companies play practical jokes on the public.

Today we take a look at some of the best April Fool's Day jokes in history, and talk about what happens when they go wrong.

Chickens Are From The Jungle // How The Chicken Conquered The World
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
34

Chickens Are From The Jungle // How The Chicken Conquered The World

Mar 10, 2020
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14
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It's the most populous bird in the world, outnumbering humans 3:1.

Today we are asking ourselves how an obscure bird from South East Asia went from jungle floor to being eaten at a rate of two every millisecond.

Help!
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Episode
28

Help!

Feb 19, 2020
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9
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A very different episode to normal.

Today it's time to ask for your help...

Curious? It's only 9 minutes long.

Conspiracy Theories
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Conspiracy Theories

Jan 28, 2020
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14
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Today we are taking a look at conspiracy theories.

Why people believe them, why they can be so seductive, and the damage that they can do.

We'll also take a look at three of the wackiest ones out there - from why people believe Disney made Frozen to why people think the dinosaurs built the pyramids.

Why Is All The News So Negative? And What If It Wasn't?
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Episode
15

Why Is All The News So Negative? And What If It Wasn't?

Jan 7, 2020
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19
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Why is the news always full of disasters?

What would the world be like if it wasn't?

In today's episode we take a look at some of the theories about why the news is always so negative, and imagine what kind of world might exist if it wasn't.

The Places In The World Where Planes Can't Go
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The Places In The World Where Planes Can't Go

Dec 2, 2019
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10
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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.

Meet the English for Curious Minds Podcast
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Episode
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Meet the English for Curious Minds Podcast

Dec 2, 2019
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14
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Wondering what the English Learning for Curious Minds podcast is all about, who is behind it, and whether it's for you?

Well, this should clear things up. In today's inaugural episode, we'll cover who should be listening to the podcast (hint - if you want to improve your English and learn interesting things about the way the world works, this is you), who is behind the podcast (an English avid language learner), and talk about some of the quick things you can do to get the most out of the podcast.

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