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108 The Great War. Listen to some facts about the First World War which started a hundred years ago (3 Jul 14)
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107 The World Cup. Facts and fun about one of the most coveted trophies in sport (5 Jun 14)
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The World Cup trophy was designed by Silvio Gazzaniga over 40 years ago:

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106 Holy Week. For the Easter festival the pie team tell the story of Jesus' last days (3 Apr 14)
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105 The tramp. The pie team celebrate 100 years of Charlie Chaplin and his famous tramp (26 Mar 14)
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Classic Charlie Chaplin:

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104 A mouse in the house. Jo talks about some uninvited guests that are making themselves feel at home (27 Feb 14)
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Windmill in Old Amsterdam:
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103 Giddy up! Jackie and Richard share their riding experiences to celebrate the Year of the Horse (30 Jan 14)
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How to go faster on a horse:

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102 British icons: The Doctor. The pie team celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who (28 Nov 13)
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Bonus for members! Can you recognise these sounds from Doctor Who?
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Trailer for The Day of The Doctor:

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101 Mushrooms. Delicious and deadly, the pie team take care when picking their favourite free food (21 Nov 13)
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How to choose the best Puffballs, and how to eat them mmmmm!

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100 Catching up. Jackie hasn't see Sue for a while, what's the news from her and the family? (24 Oct13)
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99 Whale watching. Jackie sails into the Mediterranean in search of marine life (29 Aug 13)
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98 The Grand Prix. Montreal, Monte Carlo, Melbourne - Formula 1 racing can now be seen all around the world (4 Jul 13)
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The first Grand Prix in 1950, the British Grand Prix in Silverstone:

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97 On top of the world. 60 years ago this week 2 men stood on Mount Everest for the very first time (30 May 13)
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Video of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on that epic Everest expedition:

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96 Say 'cheese'! Jackie discovers that making cheese from scratch comes with some surprises (25 Apr 13)
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95 The people's pope? The Catholic church says goodbye Benedict, hello Francis (21 Mar 13)
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The moment that everyone in the square was waiting for:
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94 Under the weather. Richard's not feeling very well. Oh dear, what's the matter? (21 Feb 13)
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What do you do when you've got a cold?
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93 Lucky 2013 or not? A podcast about 'magic dates' and why they're disappearing (3 Jan 13)
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Another chance to watch the wonderful London 2013 fireworks:
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92 O Christmas tree! Why is the 'queen of the forest' part of the Christmas decorations? (6 Dec 12)
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Sing along to the famous Christmas tree song:
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And on a more humourous note:

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91 Good boy! Guide dogs help blind people to enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else (11 Oct 12)
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And watch this great Guide Dogs interview:
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90 The octogenerian. How does Robert feel about being 80 years old? (4 Oct 12)
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89 Students abroad. Scott offers advice to ESL/EFL students at UK universities (6 Sep 12)
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88 The Paralympics. Some interesting facts about the other half of London 2012 (26 Jul 12)
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Rugby is a tough physical game whoever plays it:
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Bonus for members! Fascinating information about the Football 5-a-side:
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87 The Fab Four. Fifty years later you can still hear The Beatles' songs being played on the radio - why is that? (28 Jun 12)
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Bonus for members! You don't necessarily hear guitars and drums on a Beatles song:
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86 Mad or what? A British skydiver has jumped from a helicopter without a parachute - and survived! (31 May 12)
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Watch the jump:
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85 The winner takes it all. The lottery part 2: is life always better after winning a lot of money? (26 Apr 11)
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A UK couple talk about spending £2 on a ticket and winning £101 million:
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84 Money money money. The lottery part 1: it seems everyone's dreaming of winning the jackpot (15 Mar 11)
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How to win on the UK 6 figure lottery:
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83 Creature comforts. Which comforts from home is Helen missing while she's living abroad? (16 Feb 12)
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82 2011 The headlines. Natural disasters, revolutions and a new country: 2011 had it all! (12 Jan 12)
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Compare the podcast with this Al Jazeera video of 2011:
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81 Scott of the Antarctic. 100 years ago the race to the South Pole was won, but not by Captain Robert Scott (8 Dec 11)
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Five men left for the South Pole, but none of them came back:
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80 Poppy Day. How a simple wildflower can have so much meaning (10 Nov 11)
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The extra vocabulary worksheet has a famous war poem, here's a sad song about war:
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79 Let's bake! Bread, pies and tarts; there's more to baking than making a cake! (20 Oct 11)
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The next best thing to chocolate cake, chocolate brownies! This video is from www.videojug.com:
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78 Come camping! Join the pie team in their tent, and never mind the rain! (18 Aug 11)
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77 How to serve. Top tennis tips for the summer months ahead (30 Jun 11)
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76 Let's twist again... like we did 50 years ago! The pie team celebrate the ever popular dance (23 Jun 11)
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75 Planking. Jackie is completely confused by the latest Internet craze (26 May 11)
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74 Wedding bells. Debbie describes her slightly unusual wedding day (14 Apr 11)
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Whoops - is this the worse thing that can happen at a wedding?!
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73 Buzz buzz!! The pie team have a new, and perhaps dangerous, hobby! (24 Mar 11)
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72 A tale of two islands. The pie team talk about their island homes (10 Feb 11)
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71 Ten to eleven. 3 friends look back on 2010 and look forward to what's coming (13 Jan 11)
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70 Raindrops keep falling. Idioms... rain. The pie team talk about getting wet, wet, wet! (25 Nov 10)
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69 And the kids came too. Sue talks about family holidays with her not so little children (7 Oct 09)
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Bonus for members! What was Joanna's special family holiday?
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68 In focus. Cameras have come a long way since Robert started his hobby (23 Sep 10)
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120 film being loaded into a box camera. Gosh - how much simpler digital cameras are!
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67 University - full! Here's one solution for the many students who can't get into university this year (26 Aug 10)
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An interview with Richard Reed, co-founder of Innocent Drinks, on how Raleigh can help people find a job
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There are more level 2 podcasts: Podcasts 1-66