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Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---Part three of our three-part mini-series on The Atomic Bomb.Ever since the atomic bomb was dropped, people have been asking whether it was actually necessary.In this episode, we'll explore the arguments for and against the use of atomic weapons in World War II, and look at how this has changed the world we live in. Recap of the journey to dropping the bombs on Hiroshima & Nagasaki The American reasons for dropping the bomb “It seems to be the most terrible thing ever discovered, but it can be made the most useful…” Arguments against dropping the bomb on Hiroshima & Nagasaki #1: Drop a demonstration bomb somewhere else #2: Japan would have surrendered without a bomb #3: The use of atomic weapons is ethically unacceptable American counterarguments The scientists who were against dropping the atomic bomb Post-war theories about why the atomic bomb was used Was Japan really close to surrendering? Nuclear proliferation since 1945 Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/atomic-bomb-aftermath---Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---You might also like:🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, transcripts & vocabulary📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership [VIDEO]⚡️  How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English [GUIDE]📧 Join the weekly newsletter✍️ Free English Grammar CheckerPartner discounts on English tutors:💰 50% off your first Preply lesson💸 Get $10 free italki credit---Keywords: Learn English, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية
Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---Part one of this three-part mini-series on The Atomic Bomb. In this episode, we explore the discovery of nuclear fission, the key scientists involved, The Manhattan Project and the race to develop a functioning atomic bomb. Early ideas about atomism Modern atomic theory in the 19th and 20th centuries The discovery of nuclear fission War breaks out in Europe Einstein and Szilárd's letter to President Roosevelt The Manhattan Project The first atomic test in Nevada “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds” Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/manhattan-project---Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---You might also like:🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, transcripts & vocabulary📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership [VIDEO]⚡️  How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English [GUIDE]📧 Join the weekly newsletter✍️ Free English Grammar CheckerPartner discounts on English tutors:💰 50% off your first Preply lesson💸 Get $10 free italki credit---Keywords: Learn English, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية
Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---It has gone from luxury to necessity, and there are over 2 billion air conditioning units in the world today.In this episode, we'll take a look at how air conditioning got started, why people didn't mind being hot in the past, and what the true cost of staying cool might be for future generations. Staying cool is nothing new: Romans & Egyptian methods Ding Huan & the rotating fan Why people were afraid of creating cold artificially How the Dutch magician Cornelis Drebbel tricked King James I in 1620 Benjamin Franklin getting sweaty one July in Philadelphia Primitive air conditioning by pumping air over ice Did people actually mind that there was no air conditioning? Willis H. Carrier & the first air conditioning unit Convincing the US public that it was something they needed 1920s sweaty American cinemas Spending $600,000 on an air conditioning unit in 1932 The boom of air conditioning in the US How many households around the world have air conditioning in 2021? The impact of air conditioning: the good, the bad & the unexpected Environmental impact of air conditioning Future of air conditioning in the developing world New air conditioning technologies: high & low tech  Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/air-conditioning---Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---You might also like:🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, transcripts & vocabulary📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership [VIDEO]⚡️  How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English [GUIDE]📧 Join the weekly newsletter✍️ Free English Grammar CheckerPartner discounts on English tutors:💰 50% off your first Preply lesson💸 Get $10 free italki credit---Keywords: Learn English, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية
Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---He is the world's highest-paid podcaster, and his podcast was acquired by Spotify for a reported $200 million in 2020.But who actually is Joe Rogan, and what does this deal mean for independent podcasts? Introduction to Spotify A time when you couldn't listen to podcasts on Spotify How Spotify works (as a business) The business model of most podcasts The Joe Rogan Experience podcast Who is Joe Rogan? Why Spotify decided to buy the Joe Rogan Experience The commentator's opinion of the acquisition Controversies of the Joe Rogan Experience The Platform vs. Publisher debate The future of independent podcasters & Spotify Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/joe-rogan-spotify---Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---You might also like:🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, transcripts & vocabulary📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership [VIDEO]⚡️  How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English [GUIDE]📧 Join the weekly newsletter✍️ Free English Grammar CheckerPartner discounts on English tutors:💰 50% off your first Preply lesson💸 Get $10 free italki credit---Keywords: Learn English, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية
Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---It is one of London's most famous tourist attractions, and it has an amazing history that not all tourists are aware of.In this episode, we'll explore the bloody but fascinating history of London's oldest standing building. The arrival of William The Conqueror in 1066 How The Tower of London was built What The Tower of London was used for in the Middle Ages The country's most famous prison "Being sent to The Tower" Famous people who were executed at The Tower of London The Beefeaters of The Tower of London The Tower of London as a zoo The Royal Mint The first prisoner to escape from The Tower of London Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/tower-of-london---Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---You might also like:🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, transcripts & vocabulary📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership [VIDEO]⚡️  How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English [GUIDE]📧 Join the weekly newsletter✍️ Free English Grammar CheckerPartner discounts on English tutors:💰 50% off your first Preply lesson💸 Get $10 free italki credit---Keywords: Learn English, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية
Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---Since the collapse of the USSR, London has become the city of choice for Russian oligarchs.In this episode, we'll explore how the UK's capital welcomed Russian money and why London became nicknamed "Londongrad". Roman Abramovich buys Chelsea Definition of "oligarch" Why was London the destination of choice for Russian oligarchs? London's cultural appeal The English legal system The English libel laws London as a financial hub Company ownership in the UK The "Golden Visa" scheme Links between Russian oligarchs and British politics Evgeny Lebedev becomes "Baron Lebedev" London doesn't ask questions about the origin of money The Russian invasion of Ukraine The future of "Londongrad" Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/londongrad---Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---You might also like:🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, transcripts & vocabulary📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership [VIDEO]⚡️  How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English [GUIDE]📧 Join the weekly newsletter✍️ Free English Grammar CheckerPartner discounts on English tutors:💰 50% off your first Preply lesson💸 Get $10 free italki credit---Keywords: Learn English, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية
Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---Despite only educating 1% of the population Oxford and Cambridge University have a tight grip over everything from UK politics to business.In this episode, we look at what life at Oxbridge is like, why graduates often go on to such powerful positions, and see what these two universities have been doing to improve access to disadvantaged children. Global rankings of Oxford & Cambridge university Influence and power of Oxbridge How Oxbridge is divided (the "college" system) How much students at Oxbridge need to work The most prestigious of the Oxbridge colleges Christ Church Oxford: the college that has produced 13 Prime Ministers Trinity College Cambridge: the college that has produced 34 Nobel prize winners Famous alumni of Oxbridge Why are graduates of Oxbridge so successful? Is access to Oxbridge fair? Private schools & Oxbridge Getting into Oxbridge vs. American universities The Varsity Blues scandal Curiosities of Oxbridge: Harry Potter, a library with 13 million books, the head of Oliver Cromwell and a tortoise race Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/oxbridge---Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---You might also like:🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, transcripts & vocabulary📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership [VIDEO]⚡️  How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English [GUIDE]📧 Join the weekly newsletter✍️ Free English Grammar CheckerPartner discounts on English tutors:💰 50% off your first Preply lesson💸 Get $10 free italki credit---Keywords: Learn English, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية
Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---The 20th century saw the creation of world-famous luxury fashion houses. In this episode, we'll explore the stories of Chanel, Dior, Gucci and Versace, and look at how they changed what we wear. The first fashion designer: Charles Frederick Worth The concept of "off the peg" clothes Coco Chanel Chanel & The Duke of Westminster The founding of Gucci The role of sanctions on Italy The later life of the Gucci family Christian Dior - designing in post-war Paris "This is a new look" Gianni Versace Versace's approach to using celebrities "Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten" - Aldo Gucci Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/rise-great-fashion-houses---Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---You might also like:🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, transcripts & vocabulary📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership [VIDEO]⚡️  How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English [GUIDE]📧 Join the weekly newsletter✍️ Free English Grammar CheckerPartner discounts on English tutors:💰 50% off your first Preply lesson💸 Get $10 free italki credit---Keywords: Learn English, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية
#272 | Apollo 13

#272 | Apollo 13

2022-06-1625:329

Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---It was meant to be a simple space mission to the moon, but 56 hours into the flight tragedy struck.In this episode, we'll learn how three astronauts managed to use teamwork and quick thinking to escape death and return to Earth alive. Background to the Apollo programme The objective of the Apollo 13 mission The pilots of the Apollo 13 mission The three parts of the Apollo 13 spacecraft The importance of ground control at Houston The uneventful first 56 hours of the mission A piece of routine maintenance goes wrong "Houston, we've had a problem" What actually went wrong? Losing all power and being 330,000 km away from Earth How quick thinking turned this lunar mission into a rescue mission Figuring out the path back Conserving oxygen and water and going around the moon Fixing the spacecraft to avoid getting carbon dioxide poisoning Returning to Earth The legacy of Apollo 13 Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/apollo-13---Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---You might also like:🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, transcripts & vocabulary📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership [VIDEO]⚡️  How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English [GUIDE]📧 Join the weekly newsletter✍️ Free English Grammar CheckerPartner discounts on English tutors:💰 50% off your first Preply lesson💸 Get $10 free italki credit---Keywords: Learn English, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية
Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---He was the Victorian era's most famous social writer, and his novels were loved by everyone from Queen Victoria to street children.In this episode we'll learn about Charles Dickens shone a light on the injustices of 19th century Britain and invented the modern idea of Christmas. Definition of "inimitable" The early life of Charles Dickens His early experience with grinding poverty Becoming a legal clerk and then reporting on parliamentary debates His talent for writing sketches His first book: The Pickwick Papers The serial publication style of Charles Dickens The private life of Charles Dickens His vast literary output The social activism of Charles Dickens Going on tour in his later years The fame of Charles Dickens His universal appeal Charles Dickens & the modern idea of Christmas The legacy of Charles Dickens Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/charles-dickens---Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---You might also like:🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, transcripts & vocabulary📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership [VIDEO]⚡️  How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English [GUIDE]📧 Join the weekly newsletter✍️ Free English Grammar CheckerPartner discounts on English tutors:💰 50% off your first Preply lesson💸 Get $10 free italki credit---Keywords: Learn English, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية
Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---He was the peasant who went from a village in Siberia to the centre of the Russian imperial court, befriending the Tsar and Tsarina, and playing a role in the downfall of Russia’s longest-serving dynasty, The Romanovs. In this episode, we'll learn about the unlikely but fascinating life of Grigori Rasputin. Russia in 1900 Overview of the fall of the Romanov Dynasty The early life of ​​Grigory Yefimovich Novykh ("Rasputin") Discovering the "Khylsts" and “sinning to drive out sin” Earning the nickname of "The Mad Monk" Rasputin's personal hygiene (or lack of) Curing the Tsar's son, Alexei Securing a place within the imperial family Rasputin's relationship with the Tsarina, Alexandra An assassination attempt by a noseless peasant The plot to kill Rasputin The (very long) murder of Rasputin Russia after Rasputin's death The legacy (and importance) of Grigori Rasputin on Russian history Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/rasputin---Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---You might also like:🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, transcripts & vocabulary📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership [VIDEO]⚡️  How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English [GUIDE]📧 Join the weekly newsletter✍️ Free English Grammar CheckerPartner discounts on English tutors:💰 50% off your first Preply lesson💸 Get $10 free italki credit---Keywords: Learn English, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية
Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---It is one of the most influential cities in the United States but has recently been accused of falling into disrepair, with rising homelessness and open drug dealing.In this episode, we'll look at what is happening in San Francisco, what has caused this, who and what is thought to be responisble, and what is being done to change it. The mothers' billboards: “Unfortunately, we’re just as famous for our dirt-cheap fentanyl” A brief history of San Francisco The tech boom contributes to an increase in house prices San Francisco's growing homeless population Drug use and petty crime The election of Chesa Boudin Chesa Boudin's personal experience with imprisonment Proposition 47: The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act Theories about the causes of San Francisco's decline The San Francisco budget: more per capita than any other US city The use of fentanyl in San Francisco The recall Chesa Boudin campaign Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/san-francisco---Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---You might also like:🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, transcripts & vocabulary📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership [VIDEO]⚡️  How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English [GUIDE]📧 Join the weekly newsletter✍️ Free English Grammar CheckerPartner discounts on English tutors:💰 50% off your first Preply lesson💸 Get $10 free italki credit---Keywords: Learn English, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية
Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---An interview with Lindsay McMahon from All Ears English.We discuss why learners should focus on "connection, not perfection", why this can be difficult for people, and Lindsay gives three practical tips on what you can do about this. What is All Ears English? What does "Connection Not Perfection" mean? Where does the idea of Connection Not Perfection come from? What is the problem with perfectionism? How does this apply to language learners? 3 practical tips that learners can use to better "connect" with English Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/all-ears-english-interviewListen to the All Ears English podcast: https://podfollow.com/all-ears-english-podcast---Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---You might also like:🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, transcripts & vocabulary📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership [VIDEO]⚡️  How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English [GUIDE]📧 Join the weekly newsletter✍️ Free English Grammar CheckerPartner discounts on English tutors:💰 50% off your first Preply lesson💸 Get $10 free italki credit---Keywords: Learn English, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية
Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---He was a famous organised criminal known for his superior mathematical skills.In this episode, we'll learn how Meyer Lansky took the American criminal underworld by storm, built an empire and managed to evade the authorities. The early life of Meyer Lansky Befriending Bugsy Siegel & Lucky Luciano The relationship between the Jewish & Italian mobs The mob & The Prohibition Era The Atlantic City Conference & the United Crime Syndicate The end of Prohibition & starting in the casino business Getting a reputation for "honesty" Moving to Florida and setting up casinos His relationship with Batista in Cuba Las Vegas & the Flamingo Hotel Returning to Cuba & The Havana Conference Fidel Castro takes power and Lansky loses everything His last years Where did all the money go? Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/meyer-lansky---Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---You might also like:🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, transcripts & vocabulary📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership [VIDEO]⚡️  How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English [GUIDE]📧 Join the weekly newsletter✍️ Free English Grammar CheckerPartner discounts on English tutors:💰 50% off your first Preply lesson💸 Get $10 free italki credit---Keywords: Learn English, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية
Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---On 26 June 1997, an unknown author published a book called Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Harry Potter would go on to become the best-selling series in literary history, selling over 500 million copies worldwide.The journey to get there, however, was far from simple. The early life of JK Rowling Her mother's illness Getting the idea for Harry Potter Losing her mother, moving to Porto and her unhappy first marriage Escaping to Edinburgh Writing Harry Potter in a cafe while her daughter slept Trying to find a publisher for Harry Potter Why Harry Potter was rejected by so many publishers The daughter of the boss of Bloomsbury Publishing reads one chapter Getting her first book deal The reception of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Seeing JK Rowling's personal story in Harry Potter Taking the book to the USA Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/publishing-harry-potter---Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---You might also like:🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, transcripts & vocabulary📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership [VIDEO]⚡️  How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English [GUIDE]📧 Join the weekly newsletter✍️ Free English Grammar CheckerPartner discounts on English tutors:💰 50% off your first Preply lesson💸 Get $10 free italki credit---Keywords: Learn English, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية
Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---In March of 2018, it was revealed that 50 million Facebook profiles had been "hacked" and used to target American voters. The story involved Donald Trump, a supposed Russian spy, a Cambridge researcher and a political consulting company.The only problem was, how much of it was actually true? The breaking of the story on March 18th 2018 A summary of the Cambridge Analytica report in The Guardian The academic: Aleksandr Kogan The role of Facebook in 2012 Quiz apps on Facebook (and their real purpose) The role of Cambridge Analytica (the company) Building "This Is Your Digital Life" How many people took the quiz? Was there really a "data breach"? What was Aleksandr Kogan's involvement in the story? The results come in: was the Facebook data effective at guessing someone's personality? Cambridge Analytica's message to its clients: "5,000 data points on over 220 million Americans" Working for Ted Cruz Working for the Donald Trump Campaign The news breaking in 2018 Was Cambridge Analytica involved in Brexit? Conclusion: Did Cambridge Analytica actually have any involvement in the US election? Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/cambridge-analytica---Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---You might also like:🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, transcripts & vocabulary📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership [VIDEO]⚡️  How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English [GUIDE]📧 Join the weekly newsletter✍️ Free English Grammar CheckerPartner discounts on English tutors:💰 50% off your first Preply lesson💸 Get $10 free italki credit---Keywords: Learn English, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية
Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---In the late 19th century there was fierce competition to provide electricity to the rapidly industrialising USA. The winner would be rewarded with huge wealth and fame.But who would claim the prize, and how dirty would the fight get? Difference between AC & DC The Golden Age in America Early electrical inventions The race to invent indoor electric lighting Thomas Edison's incandescent electric light bulb Why Edison pushed for DC The problems with DC The opportunity for a monopoly Creating a challenge for Edison's employees Breaking with Tesla What was better: AC or DC? The arrival of George Westinghouse The battle gets dirty as Edison fears he is losing The creation of the first electric chair The execution of William Kemmler Westinghouse's AC system wins the contract for the 1893 World Fair The legacy of The War of Currents Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/war-of-the-currents---Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---You might also like:🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, transcripts & vocabulary📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership [VIDEO]⚡️  How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English [GUIDE]📧 Join the weekly newsletter✍️ Free English Grammar CheckerPartner discounts on English tutors:💰 50% off your first Preply lesson💸 Get $10 free italki credit---Keywords: Learn English, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية
Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---Worldwide we produce over 2 billion tonnes of rubbish every year. In this episode, we explore the history of rubbish collection and look at what happens to our rubbish after the truck comes to take it away. How much rubbish does the average person throw away? Iceland vs. Lesotho How much is actually recycled A brief history of rubbish disposal Rubbish disposal in Ancient Greece Monte Testaccio & disposal of amphorae in Ancient Rome The four categories of rubbish disposal "Frank" & his rubbish disposal The incineration vs. landfill debate Recycling: how much actually ends up being recycled? Recycling throughout history Perverse incentives with recycling Developments in recycling Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/rubbish---Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---You might also like:🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, transcripts & vocabulary📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership [VIDEO]⚡️  How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English [GUIDE]📧 Join the weekly newsletter✍️ Free English Grammar CheckerPartner discounts on English tutors:💰 50% off your first Preply lesson💸 Get $10 free italki credit---Keywords: Learn English, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية
Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---For much of human civilisation, people have fought each to the death as a way of resolving arguments.In this episode, we'll explore the curious and bloody history of one-on-one combat, from ancient Rome to 20th century France. The most recent "modern" duel (1967, France) The ancient concept of "champion warfare" Trial by combat: a legal way to resolve a dispute How trial by combat worked: a practical perspective Why trial by combat died out Trial by combat in Scandinavia: "Holmgang" Renaissance duelling for honour The role of the "second" The two French officers who duelled against each other 30 times in 19 years Duelling in the USA Duelling goes all the way to The White House: Andrew Jackson & Alexander Hamilton Why (and when) duelling stopped being popular The legacy of duelling in books, poetry and film Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/duelling---Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---You might also like:🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, transcripts & vocabulary📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership [VIDEO]⚡️  How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English [GUIDE]📧 Join the weekly newsletter✍️ Free English Grammar CheckerPartner discounts on English tutors:💰 50% off your first Preply lesson💸 Get $10 free italki credit---Keywords: Learn English, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية
Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---In this episode, we'll explore the weird and fascinating origins of five foods that you know and (perhaps) love.From the sandwich to tomato ketchup, chicken tikka masala, fish & chips and even the teabag, discover the weird and wonderful stories behind these well-known dishes. Weird origin story #1: The Sandwich Weird origin story #2: Tomato ketchup Weird origin story #3: Fish & chips Weird origin story #4: Chicken tikka masala Weird origin story #5: The tea bag Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/unusual-food-origins---Exclusive offers on ELSA Speak Pronunciation App:⚡️ Save 85% on ELSA PRO Membership:  https://bit.ly/ELSASave85 ⚡️ Get 7 Days Free ELSA Pro Membership: https://bit.ly/ELSA7DayTrial ---You might also like:🔓 Unlock bonus episodes, transcripts & vocabulary📹 A look inside Leonardo English membership [VIDEO]⚡️  How To Use Podcasts Like A Boss To Learn English [GUIDE]📧 Join the weekly newsletter✍️ Free English Grammar CheckerPartner discounts on English tutors:💰 50% off your first Preply lesson💸 Get $10 free italki credit---Keywords: Learn English, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية
Comments (56)

vahid ghilav

I searched a lot for a podcast like this for learning English. finally I found it! thank you Alastair.

Aug 1st
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Tooba Rahimi

did it ever cross ur mind that MAYBE an Iranian listen to ur podcasts? what are you ? a racist? we Do welcome people warmly from every country . for the record The behavior of the government is different from the behavior of the people.we (people) are not in a same side that our government is.DONT you ever introduce us to world like that ever again

Jul 30th
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Sattar Bashiri

l just want you to know you also have a listener from Iran🖐. your talks gives me so much info and helps me strengthen my English of course🙂

Jul 30th
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Mozhde Geravand

Im from Iran & we all love tea😁(chay)

Jul 27th
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darya

thank you very much 🥰

Jul 21st
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darya

Thanks. But I think you are wrong, Iran is a very safe country

Jul 21st
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Ramesh Mardani

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Jul 4th
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Asal Mohammadi

this is a really good podcast👌

Jun 20th
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Mahnaz Jani

if other countries think that #Iran isn't safe,they can check every flight befor 2009,we was and we are best in this case.

Jun 7th
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tranom

Iran is safe country

May 31st
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Negin

🥹🤌💯

May 27th
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A Z.B

Thank you for choosing these amazing topics.

May 22nd
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محسن کاویانی

#Iran 🇮🇷 Iran sky is safe for every air plane. Iran sky is the most crowded ... check ICAO

May 10th
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Dorna Namdari

🙌🏻

Apr 29th
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yadegar faramarzi

I am so excited to follow you🌹

Apr 28th
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Fatimaa Mh

من اسم ایرانو شنیدم خوب خوشحال شدم اما خو برا منطقه نا امن پرواز بودش چرااا اخه( Iran is 🙁not dangerous are) اما بازم مرسی پادکست خوبی بود

Apr 28th
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Hasan Hoseini

thanks for the greait service

Apr 27th
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hannah marin

I love your podcasts I've been searching for sth like this I could not find then finally I faced with your channel I had been learn English for 5 years before and thtogh my lessons I wasn't able to continue anymore So I listen to you casts to review what I've learned before Hope you improve.

Mar 24th
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Hayedeh samavati

it was interesting Thanks

Feb 27th
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Hayedeh samavati

I am really happy to find this interesting and useful poldcast thank you

Feb 26th
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