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Are you looking for a more interesting way to learn English?

English Learning for Curious Minds is where you can learn English from native speakers while learning fascinating things about the world.

Every episode comes with a transcript & key vocabulary and is spoken at a speed you can understand.

Join listeners from 189 countries and discover the most interesting way to improve your English while expanding your mind.

Find the bonus episodes, transcripts, key vocabulary, and learning materials at www.leonardoenglish.com

    #228 | The Crazy Life of Elvis Presley

    #228 | The Crazy Life of Elvis Presley

    He was told by countless people that he would never make it as a star, yet by his mid-20s he was the most successful musician in the world.

    In this episode, we'll learn about how Elvis Presley defied all his critics, became the biggest star of the 1960s, created the category of rock and roll but then lost the battle with his personal demons.

    Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/elvis-presley

    • 33 min
    #226 | The Amazing Life Of Ray Charles

    #226 | The Amazing Life Of Ray Charles

    His early life was full of tragedy and misfortune, but Ray Charles never let this get in his way.

    In this episode, we'll learn about how Ray Charles overcame adversity to become one of the most loved musicians in American history.

    Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/ray-charles

    • 19 min
    #224 | Predictions Of The Future From The Past

    #224 | Predictions Of The Future From The Past

    As a general rule, people are very bad at predicting the future.

    In this episode, we'll take a look at some predictions of the future from the past, looking at what people thought our "today" would be like, the times they got it wrong, the times they got it eerily correct, and we'll also look at some predictions about what the future holds for future generations.

    Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/predictions-of-future

    • 25 min
    #222 | John Dillinger

    #222 | John Dillinger

    He was the most famous bank robber in American history and is still thought of as a Robin Hood-type figure in popular culture.

    Learn about how John Dillinger went from a quiet life to becoming America's Public Enemy Number One, and how the law finally caught up with him.

    Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/john-dillinger

    • 25 min
    #220 | The Real Peaky Blinders

    #220 | The Real Peaky Blinders

    The Peaky Blinders were a violent gang that terrorised the streets of Birmingham in the late 19th century.

    Who actually were these men, what did they do, to who and why, and were the "real" Peaky Blinders anything like the ones in the TV series?

    Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/real-peaky-blinders

    • 24 min
    #218 | The Rise Of Fast Food Part 3: Today & Tomorrow

    #218 | The Rise Of Fast Food Part 3: Today & Tomorrow

    In the space of fewer than 100 years, fast food has fundamentally changed the global culinary landscape.

    In this episode, we explore how it has managed to grow so much and what it is doing to our societies, world and bodies, and ask ourselves whether we'll ever kick our fast-food addiction.

    Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/fast-food-3

    • 17 min

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