1,941 episodes

You’ve heard about it, but do you really know it? In 3 minutes, we help you understand the true meaning behind the trends, concepts and acronyms that are making headlines. After listening, you will really know for sure.

Do you really know‪?‬ Bababam (in English)

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 10 Ratings

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

You’ve heard about it, but do you really know it? In 3 minutes, we help you understand the true meaning behind the trends, concepts and acronyms that are making headlines. After listening, you will really know for sure.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    How long do I have to wait to swim after eating?

    How long do I have to wait to swim after eating?

    I’m sure at some point as a child on holiday you were told not to go swimming right after eating. Popular belief suggests that we should wait a certain amount of time before getting into the water, in order to let our bodies finish digesting.
    Some parents swear by a 30-minute rule, while others say up to two hours, depending on how heavy a meal has been consumed! But in reality, we know that digestion can actually take more than three hours.
    Shouldn’t we all be waiting at least three hours in that case? What does cold water shock have to do with eating? Are there any ways to prevent cold water shock? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions!
    To listen to the last episodes, you can click here:
    Is Bedrotting bad for your health?
    Could intentional inflexibility help you succeed at work?
    Why do we get travel sick?
    A Bababam Originals podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 4 min
    What are the world's least safe travel destinations?

    What are the world's least safe travel destinations?

    In past episodes of Do You Really Know, we’ve talked about the best holiday destinations in the UK and abroad, as well as how to find the most budget-friendly options. Today though, we’re going to talk about security. 
    The idea of visiting many countries all over the world is enticing, but it's important to remember that some destinations are significantly more dangerous than others. Rather than making decisions based on intuition, why not consider using guidance that’s actually based on facts and statistics. One such example is the annual risk map produced by Swedish software company Safeture, which ranks countries based on how safe they are for tourists.
    Which are the most dangerous then? What if I really need to visit one of these countries? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions!
    To listen to the last episodes, you can click here:
    Is Bedrotting bad for your health?
    Could intentional inflexibility help you succeed at work?
    Why do we get travel sick?
    A Bababam Originals podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 5 min
    Is Bedrotting bad for your health?

    Is Bedrotting bad for your health?

    Whether it’s reading, journaling, enjoying breakfast, or scrolling through social media, these are just a few activities people indulge in while lounging in bed. For some, this has evolved into an art form, popularized by a viral TikTok trend known as “bed rotting.” This habit embodies a laid-back attitude, where productivity and responsibilities are momentarily cast aside in favor of a few minutes or hours of procrastination.
    Eleanor McGlinchey, a sleep psychologist at Manhattan Therapy Collective and Associate Professor of Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University, suggests that spending time in bed before starting the day can provide a sense of control over our time and lives. The same concept applies at night: we attempt to reclaim control over our day by lingering in bed before sleep, effectively delaying bedtime. This phenomenon, known as revenge bedtime procrastination, serves as a form of rebellion against our daily responsibilities.
    But what does this have to do with health? What are the potential problems of bed rotting? Can Bed Rotting Be a Sign of Withdrawal? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions!
    To listen to the last episodes, you can click here:
    Why do some people believe in ghosts?
    What is the placebo effect and how does it work?
    Could chronoworking make you work more efficiently?
    A podcast written and realised by Amber Minogue.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 4 min
    Why do we love hate-watching certain films and series?

    Why do we love hate-watching certain films and series?

    Love Island is a typical example of a show that people love to hate-watch. The practice has become more and more widespread in recent years with the rise of streaming platforms. It seems mutual hatred makes for a strong bond!
    The term was actually invented back in 2012 by Emily Nussbaum, a well-known critic for the New Yorker. She talked about how she couldn’t stop watching musical drama series Smash, despite finding it terrible from start to finish. It’s along the same lines as the “So bad it’s good” trend, which Ryan Bailey used to name his hugely popular podcast, which explored all the pop culture we love to hate.
    How exactly does one hate watch then? Why do people keep watching shows they don’t like? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions !
    To listen to the last episodes, you can click here :
    Why do people get angry when they drive?
    Is palm oil really bad for your health?
    How to make the most out of a rental property?
    A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance.
    First broadcast: July 15th, 2020
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 4 min
    Could intentional inflexibility help you succeed at work?

    Could intentional inflexibility help you succeed at work?

    Multitasking, or the art of juggling several tasks at once, is more common than ever before in the workplace. In 2022, a German think tank called Next Work Innovation released a study which showed that knowledge workers are interrupted on average every four minutes during the working day!
    In a past episode of Do You Really Know, we discussed how our brains manage to cope with multiple demands at once. Suffice to say: it’s not easy! It can be really tricky to focus again after a distraction, and many workers believe interruptions negatively impact their productivity and well-being at work. 
    Why is it so important to know how to say no then? How can I learn to say no then? What if saying no is just too difficult? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions!
    To listen to the last episodes, you can click here:
    Could textertunism be damaging your friendships?
    What foods should you avoid to lose belly fat?
    How can I cut my summer holiday spending?
    A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 4 min
    Can I reuse sunscreen from one year to the next?

    Can I reuse sunscreen from one year to the next?

    Sunscreen is essential when on holiday, and in the summer in general. But it doesn’t come cheap, and often the contents aren’t fully used by the time the holiday is over. It’s tempting to reuse bottles from one year to the next, to save money and reduce waste.
    What many people don’t know though is whether sunscreen remains effective once it’s been opened, or whether using an out-of-date product is dangerous.
    How can I tell if my sunscreen has expired? What are the risks of using out-of-date sunscreen? What steps should I take to stay safe? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions!
    In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions!
    To listen to the last episodes, you can click here:
    Why do some people believe in ghosts?
    What is the placebo effect and how does it work?
    Could chronoworking make you work more efficiently?
    A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance.
    First broadcast: 16/08/2023
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

AJ761 ,

Great format and content

Very informative and well done!

Top Podcasts In Education

The Jefferson Fisher Podcast
Civility Media
The Mel Robbins Podcast
Mel Robbins
The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson
TED Talks Daily
TED
The Jamie Kern Lima Show
Jamie Kern Lima
Try This
The Washington Post

You Might Also Like

English Learning for Curious Minds
Leonardo English
6 Minute English
BBC Radio
Learning English Conversations
BBC Radio
Thinking in English
Thomas Wilkinson
RealLife English: Learn and Speak Confident, Natural English
RealLife English
Learning English from the News
BBC Radio

More by Bababam

Maintenant, vous savez
Bababam
Home(icides)
Bababam
Maintenant Vous Savez - Culture
Bababam
Madame Meuf
Bababam
Les Fabuleux Destins
Bababam
A la folie, pas du tout
Bababam