The Incredible Polgar Sisters

The Incredible Polgar Sisters

Transcript László Polgár was born just after World War II in Hungary. His field of study was the nature of human intelligence. After studying the lives of over 400 great intellectuals from throughout human history, he came to a startling conclusion: geniuses weren’t born, they were made.  So he set about conducting an experiment on …

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Károly Takács: Ambidextrous Gold Medalist

Károly Takács: Ambidextrous Gold Medalist

Transcript If you are from Hungary, you have probably heard the story of Károly Takács. If you aren’t from Hungary, you probably haven’t, but probably should.  His story is remarkable not only for what he had to overcome but how he managed to overcome it.  Learn more about this remarkable Olympic Medalist on this episode …

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All You Need To Know About New York To China Flights

All You Need To Know About New York To China Flights

Already got your visa for china and planning that vacation to China you’ve always wanted, or perhaps you’re taking a business trip, or returning from one, and you need to know everything about New York to China flights. You’re in luck because when comes to booking flights to China from NYC, we’ve got you covered, …

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The Yellow Fleet

The Yellow Fleet

Transcript In 1967, war broke out between Israel and Egypt. It was the beginning of what would be known as the Six-Day War. As Israeli forces raced across the Siani Peninsula, Egyptian forces took measures to ensure that the Suez Canal wouldn’t be captured. They scuttled ships on either end of the canal to prevent …

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Damnatio Memoriae

Damnatio Memoriae

Transcript The ancient Romans had a practice called Damnatio Memoriae, which was to banish someone’s memory from public life. It was also sometimes known as oblivion. It called for the complete deletion of the person’s name or image from all statues, inscriptions, coins, and texts.  While the practice neither began nor ended with the Romans, …

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The Lykov Family

The Lykov Family

Transcript In 1978, a Soviet helicopter pilot flying over the forests of Siberia made an incredible discovery. Not far from the border of Mongolia, up the side of a mountain, he saw a clearing and signs of human habitation.  The location was far removed from any other humans. In fact, it was almost 250 kilometers …

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A History of Bread

A History of Bread

Transcript Bread is one of the most important, most commonly consumed, and oldest food products in the world. It’s been called the Staff of Life. It even gets a prominent mention in the Lord’s Prayer.  But how did this fundamental food, which ultimately comes from wild grass, get developed? And perhaps more importantly, why did …

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Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture

Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture UNESCO World Heritage Site

Overview The Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture UNESCO World Heritage Site is a collection of four cultural and natural sites on the islands of Ibiza and Formentera. It is unique among world heritage sites in that there is little which connects the sites together other than geography. The cultural sites represent totally different civilizations and periods …

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This Week in Travel – Episode 262

This week I am joined by Jen Leo, Spud Hilton, Chris Christensen and this week’s guest Anietra Hamper. Anietra Hamper is an award-winning travel writer and photographer with a penchant for outdoor adventure and fishing for some of the largest fish in the world. Prior to writing for travel publications, Anietra spent 18 years as …

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