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#202 | A History of Fake News
The term "fake news" came to prominence in late 2016, but the idea of fake news is as old as time.
In this episode, we explore how fake news has been created over the years, for what purpose and by who, and ask ourselves whether it is harder than ever to tell the truth from a lie.
Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/history-of-fake-news
#200 | Stéphane Breitwieser: The Greatest Art Thief of All Time
From 1995 to 2001, a man from eastern France stole 239 different pieces of art from 172 museums, an average of one theft every 14 days.
It's estimated that the value of all the stolen art was over 1 billion Euros, but he never sold a single piece of it.
Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/stephane-breitwieser
#198 | A History of Pirates
"Let's jump on board and cut them to pieces!" - Blackbeard.
"A merry life and a short one" - Captain Bartholomew Roberts.
Pirates have a special place in our imagination. They are both heroes and villains, their lives attractive but scary.
In this episode, we'll take a closer look at pirates through history, the situations that allowed them to exist and prosper, what life as a pirate was actually like, what caused the Golden Age of Piracy to come to an end, and the legacy that they left behind.
Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/history-of-pirates
#196 | Ferdinand Magellan & The First Voyage Around The World
In September 1519, a Portuguese explorer and a crew of 270 men set sail from Spain trying to find a sea route west, through the Americas.
Three years later, 18 of the men returned, tired and hungry, but becoming the first people to have successfully completed a full circle of the Earth.
Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/ferdinand-magellan
#194 | Occupy Wall Street
On September 17th, 2011, hundreds of people descended on a park in the heart of New York's financial district.
Their aim? To protest against the global financial system and its effects on 99% of the population.
On this 10th anniversary of the protests, we take a look at what happened, what they achieved, and what impact they might have in the future.
Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/occupy-wall-street
#192: A History of Wikipedia
It is one of the most popular websites in the world and has the goal of being a comprehensive collection of all of the knowledge in the world.
In this episode, we'll learn about the history of this amazing website, why it succeeded where others failed, how it actually works, and its importance as a source of truth.
Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/history-of-wikipedia
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