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Our Latin American edition of Advanced Spanish weekly program will allow you to listen to a normal speed conversation in real everyday Spanish spoken in Latin America. You will not only improve your oral and reading comprehension of the language, you will also be more attuned to the Latin American mind and way of regarding at the news. Each week our engaging hosts will share with you their views on international and Latin American events and help you think and feel as a native Latin American.
 
Do you know why cats always bring dead animals to your doorstep, or why the scratching sound cause you goosebumps? Have you heard that Russia is holding a real Hunger Games, and UK scientists brought a pancake into the universe? With RoboTalk, no anecdote can escape your ears! Listen to daily updated stories and discover a world you never heard of. All stories from this podcast are selected from the Internet and transformed from text to audio either by Amazon’s Polly service or Microsoft’s c ...
 
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In 1944, British captives of the Japanese in Sumatra drew morale from an unlikely source: a purebred English pointer who cheered the men, challenged the guards, and served as a model of patient fortitude. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll tell the story of Judy, the canine POW of World War II. We'll also consider the frequ…
 
On the evening of July 16th, 1997, sisters Marijoy and Jacqueline Chiong were kidnapped from a shopping center in Cebu, The Philippines. Two days later, Marijoy’s body was found in a ravine close-by. Seven men were convicted of the crime, with little evidence against them. This is arguably the most controversial case in the Philippines to date. In …
 
It's the big 50! That's right, it's episode 50 of Required Reading With Tom and Stella! This podcast, which is hosted by Tom Panarese (Pop Culture Affidavit, In Country) and Stella (Batgirl to Oracle: A Barbara Gordon Podcast, The Batman Universe) is two teachers talking about literature. Each episode, we will be taking a look at a single work, ana…
 
In 1977, West German tourist Erwin Kreuz spent three days enjoying the sights, sounds, and hospitality of Bangor, Maine. Unfortunately, he thought he was in San Francisco, on the other side of the continent. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast, we'll describe Kreuz's unlikely adventure, which made him a local hero in his adopted c…
 
Tumble returns with all new episodes starting January 22! We’ll have stories about fossils, telescopes, and baby falcons getting into big trouble. How does a koala eat eucalyptus leaves? Eucalyptus is toxic to most animals, but they’re a koala’s only food. In this episode, we look past the cuddliness to discover how koalas manage to chow down on th…
 
In 1931, a 93-year-old widow was discovered to be hoarding great wealth in New York's Herald Square Hotel. Her death touched off an inquiry that revealed a glittering past -- and a great secret. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast, we'll tell the story of Ida Wood, which has been called "one of the most sensational inheritance cas…
 
Styllou Christofi left the rural village she called home in Cyprus, to go and visit her son and his family in London. She disapproved of his German wife and made no secret of it. When her son and his wife asked her to go back home, she reacted in the most malicious of ways. Sponsor: Best Fiends - A world on your Mobile. Engage your brain with fun p…
 
In this episode we discuss both Chapters IX & X from Darwin's The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. Chapter IX dealt with the interesting phenomenon of the frown - a telltale expression we exhibit when we are disappointed, sad, or confused. Darwin notes: "From these considerations, we may conclude that frowning is not the expression of…
 
Here are eight new lateral thinking puzzles -- play along with us as we try to untangle some perplexing situations using yes-or-no questions. Intro: In 1940, the Venezuelan post office was said to deliver love letters at half price. In 1890 Mark Twain composed a holiday message for the New York World. The sources for this week's puzzles are below. …
 
The lighthouse on the rock-island of Eilean Mòr in the Flannan Isles is one of the most isolated places on earth. In December 1900, a relief boat arrived with supplies and support for the keepers, but the only sign of life was three blackbirds, sitting on the roof of the living quarters, quietly staring. The three keepers had disappeared into thin …
 
A log that poops presents? Find out about Lindsay and Marshall’s favorite holiday tradition, Tió de Nadal! Followed by one of Tumble’s favorite-ever episode, The Secret Life of Plants. We’ll be back with brand new episodes in January. Thank you for listening to Tumble this year! Happy Holidays and see you in 2021!…
 
In 1928, Belgian financier Alfred Loewenstein fell to his death from a private plane over the English Channel. How it happened has never been explained. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast, we'll describe the bizarre incident, which has been called "one of the strangest fatalities in the history of commercial aviation." We'll also…
 
In New York City in 1913, letters addressed to Santa, ended up at the ‘dead letter office’. Once postal workers determined that a letter could definitely NOT be delivered, it was destroyed. It was very sad that these wishes went to dust, and that is where one man saw an opportunity. A man who became known as the Santa Claus Man: John Duval Gluck. S…
 
When a mysterious illness blinded him at age 25, British naval officer James Holman took up a new pursuit: travel. For the next 40 years he roamed the world alone, describing his adventures in a series of popular books. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast, we'll describe Holman's remarkable career and his unique perspective on his…
 
The 23rd of June 2005 was the end of the semester and Innsbruck students celebrated the beginning of the summer holidays. 19-year-old Daniela Kammerer went to two parties but never made it home. At 5 AM the following morning, a man walking his dog discovered her bloodied body in a phone booth at Rapoldi Park. Sponsors: June’s Journey - Play popular…
 
How did scientists develop coronavirus vaccines in record time? New York Times science reporter Carl Zimmer is our guide to the coronavirus vaccine race - from the starting line, to the point when several teams are racing to the finish line. Find out how science gave the competitors a turbo boost that could save hundreds of millions of lives. The i…
 
- Crónica de un fraude anunciado. Mi nombre es Renzo y quiero darles a todos la más cordial bienvenida a nuestro programa informativo - El difícil arte de pensarse las cosas dos veces antes de hablar - Continúa a pasos agigantados la deforestación de la Amazonía - Reino Unido pone el pie en el acelerador con respecto a la vacunación contra el Covid…
 
It's the forty-ninth episode of Required Reading With Tom and Stella! This podcast, which is hosted by Tom Panarese (Pop Culture Affidavit, In Country) and Stella (Batgirl to Oracle: A Barbara Gordon Podcast, The Batman Universe) is two teachers talking about literature. Each episode, we will be taking a look at a single work, analyzing it, critici…
 
Joseph Medicine Crow was raised on a Montana reservation in the warrior tradition of his Crow forefathers. But during World War II he found himself applying those lessons in very different circumstances. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast, we'll describe Joseph's exploits in the war and how they helped to shape his future. We'll …
 
Inspired by the page-turning book, You Have a Vey Soft Voice Susan, this episode briefly touches on a complicated stalking plot that made Susan Fensten’s life a living hell for many months. Sponsors: BetterHelp– The world’s largest online counselling platform. Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/evidence June’s Journey - Play popular hid…
 
- Medio mundo llora a Maradona, y el otro medio no entiende por qué - El millonario negocio del coronavirus: vacunas y test - Latinoamérica sueña con llegar al espacio - Prohibido hacer fotos a policías en Francia - La convivencia durante el confinamiento dispara los problemas de pareja en Argentina
 
George Parker Bidder was born with a surprising gift: He could do complex arithmetic in his head. His feats of calculation would earn for him a university education, a distinguished career in engineering, and fame throughout 19th-century England. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast, we'll describe his remarkable ability and the st…
 
When 30-year-old Melanie Wallner died of natural causes inside her Surrey home, her family was devastated. Many things didn’t add up, especially when they learnt how quickly her widower had found a new love. Three years after her death, a grisly discovery changed everything. Sponsors: June’s Journey - Play popular hidden-object mystery game, downlo…
 
Bacteria are among the simplest forms of life on Earth. Each cell is identical to the one next to it, sharing the same DNA. So why do they all act so differently? Turns out, there’s a “cookbook” inside each teeny tiny bacteria cell, and every single bacteria has different ideas about the recipes it wants to make. Mary Dunlop is a biological enginee…
 
John Hornby left a privileged background in England to roam the vast subarctic tundra of northern Canada. There he became known as "the hermit of the north," famous for staying alive in a land with very few resources. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast, we'll spend a winter with Hornby, who's been called "one of the most colorful…
 
In 1929 an eccentric doctor, Friedrich Ritter and his mistress, Dore Strauch Koerwin, left Berlin to start a life on an uninhabited island in the Galápagos. They wrote articles about their life, surviving on nothing but hard work, philosophy and vegetables. Soon, more people followed to experience the same lifestyle. When a boisterous self-proclaim…
 
It's the forty-eighth episode of Required Reading With Tom and Stella! This podcast, which is hosted by Tom Panarese (Pop Culture Affidavit, In Country) and Stella (Batgirl to Oracle: A Barbara Gordon Podcast, The Batman Universe) is two teachers talking about literature. Each episode, we will be taking a look at a single work, analyzing it, critic…
 
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