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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

    #168: The Curious History of Spice

    #168: The Curious History of Spice

    Spices are an integral part of almost every cuisine in the world and are something that most of us now take for granted.

    Yet spices used to be an incredibly valuable commodity and were the preserve of only the very richest in some societies.

    In this episode, we'll learn more about how they went from being the preserve of the very richest in society to something that we sprinkle on our dishes without worrying about the cost.

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

    • 19 min
    #166: Theranos: When Blood Testing Goes Bad

    #166: Theranos: When Blood Testing Goes Bad

    It was a revolutionary idea: being able to conduct fast, cheap, and effective blood tests with only a tiny drop of blood.

    But it turned out that the company behind it was one, huge fraud.

    This is the fascinating story of how a Stanford dropout went from the youngest self-made female billionaire in history to facing 20 years in prison.

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

    • 23 min
    #164: The Rise And Fall Of WeWork

    #164: The Rise And Fall Of WeWork

    It is the coworking company that was once valued at over $50 billion, but then came spectacularly crashing down.

    In this episode, we'll learn about the amazing rise and fall of the company that tried to make office space cool.

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

    • 22 min
    #162: The Genius of William Shakespeare

    #162: The Genius of William Shakespeare

    He is the most famous playwright in history and has been translated into every major living language.

    In this episode, you'll learn about this fantastic man's life, his works, and why he is still called "the world's greatest living playwright".

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

    • 25 min
    #160: Politics & The Olympic Games

    #160: Politics & The Olympic Games

    The Olympics are meant to be a politics-free zone.

    But is this ever really possible?

    In this episode, we'll learn about the history of The Olympics, and analyse five times politics was at the heart of the games.

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

    • 25 min
    #158: George Orwell

    #158: George Orwell

    For many, he is the greatest writer in the history of the English language.

    Outside the UK, he is known as the author of two of the most important political fiction books in history: Animal Farm & 1984.

    Learn about the amazing life of this fantastic man and the events that shaped his worldview.

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

    • 26 min

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