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60-Second Adventures in Thought - The Twin Paradox View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

How can one brother travel into space and return younger than his twin? In just sixty seconds, a startling side effect of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity is explained to us.

British National Anthem - God Save The Queen

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

United Kingdom

In this video, we can enjoy a performance of the British royal and national anthem "God Save the Queen." Hayley Dee Westenra is a classical crossover singer and songwriter from New Zealand.

Traveling - A vacation in Mexico

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Maggie has just landed in Mexico, and heads straight for Tulum, a once crucial trading post for the Mayan civilization, with spectacular clifftop ruins.

Sigrid explains - Humpty Dumpty View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

Nursery rhymes are for children. The rhyme about Humpty Dumpty, however, is so famous that it's been used in literary and cinematic contexts as well.

60-Second Adventures in Thought - Achilles and the Tortoise View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

This ancient mathematical trickery posits that a mighty hero cannot overtake a tortoise. Zeno of Elea (born c. 490 BCE) is the author of this and other paradoxes.

The Irish Rovers - The Titanic View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Canada, Northern Ireland

The Irish Rovers is a Irish-Canadian folk band. Their song "Titanic" is a tribute to the famous RMS Titanic, written on its 100th Anniversary. It tells of the ship’s beginnings and Irish pride, as well as its devastating sinking.

Traveling with Annette - Erickson View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

Annette visits the Erickson Aircraft Collection in Madras, Oregon. A highlight of the collection is a plane that appeared in a very famous movie.

Traveling with Annette - Deadwood View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

Annette talks about the Wild West, and takes us to a famous gold mining town in South Dakota that was an important part of United States history.

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World - Electric Playground Interview - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Canada, USA

Stevie Salas and Christina Fon discuss what is next for the film "Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World" as it premieres around the world.

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World - Electric Playground Interview - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

USA

Stevie Salas and Christina Fon talk about striking the right balance between entertainment and a political message, and what they hope their film will achieve.

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World - Electric Playground Interview - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Canada, USA

The filmmakers talk about some of the people they wanted to interview for the documentary. Sometimes it just took time, and in a few cases it didn't work out at all. For Christina, one highlight was getting to interview writer and activist John Trudell before his death in 2015.

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World - Electric Playground Interview - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

USA

The two filmmakers who created "Rumble" talk about how Native American musicians like Link Wray were idols in the eyes of famous performers, but totally unknown to the general public.

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World - Electric Playground Interview - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Filmmakers Christina Fon and Stevie Salas are interviewed about Rumble, their documentary exploring how Native American musicians have influenced rock n' roll.

National Geographic - What "Lady Liberty" and Ellis Island Mean Today View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Ellis Island, the U.S. gateway to immigration from distant lands, has been reopened to visitors, following significant damage from Hurricane Sandy. A visit there, and to the nearby Statue of Liberty, can be emotional, even for those born in the U.S.

The History of English - American English View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

United Kingdom

A humorous look at American English from a British point of view.

National Geographic - Secrets of Stonehenge View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

Many secrets remain surrounding the creation of Stonehenge. Archaeologists try to unravel the mystery.

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver - Daylight Saving Time - How Is This Still A Thing? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Daylight saving time doesn’t actually benefit anyone. Strangely, it’s still observed in seventy countries around the world.

Words of the World - California

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

United Kingdom

Though most might be unaware, the US state of California was named after a place that doesn't exist outside of literature, similar to Narnia. "California" comes from a novel written in the Spanish Golden Age.

The History of English - The Norman Conquest View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

United Kingdom

In 1066, William the Conqueror invaded Britain and brought with him fancy French words to add to the English language.

TED-Ed - How languages evolve View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Over the course of human history, thousands of languages have developed from what was once a much smaller number. How did we end up with so many? And how do we keep track of them all? Alex Gendler explains how linguists group languages into language families, demonstrating how these linguistic trees give us crucial insights into the past.

TEDxVienna - Never Forget Where You Live - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

USA

What does the Holocaust have to do with us, anyway? In part four, Roderick Miller, the chair of the nonprofit organization Tracing the Past, gives a talk at TEDxVienna about the Holocaust and contemporary Europeans' perception of the space they live in.

TEDxVienna - Never Forget Where You Live - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

What does the Holocaust have to do with us, anyway? In part three, Roderick Miller, the chair of the nonprofit organization Tracing the Past, gives a talk at TEDxVienna about the Holocaust and contemporary Europeans' perception of the space they live in.

TEDxVienna - Never Forget Where You Live - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

What does the Holocaust have to do with us, anyway? In part two, Roderick Miller, the chair of the nonprofit organization Tracing the Past, gives a talk at TEDxVienna about the Holocaust and contemporary Europeans' perception of the space they live in.

TEDxVienna - Never Forget Where You Live - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

USA

What does the Holocaust have to do with us, anyway? In part one, Roderick Miller, the chair of the nonprofit organization Tracing the Past, gives a talk at TEDxVienna about the Holocaust and contemporary Europeans' perception of the space they live in.

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