Wonder | Tales of Wonder and Curiosity
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We live in a world full of wonder, of extraordinary people, places and things that shape our daily lives in some way. How do they do that and why does it matter? Let's find out. With help from science, history, real-life and mystery, the Wonder Show will uncover great insights into our world, some visible, some invisible but all wonderful. Brought to you by InJustOneDay and hosted by Lianne Walker, Wonder is a weekly podcast for the curious mind. The show will go out every Wednesday and will run for 8 weeks each Season. From Season 3 this will increase to 12 weeks per season. For more information visit www.injustoneday.com.
||CleanWonder S3 Ep 05 - Turning Point||The Wonder show is about the people, places and events that shape our daily lives. Often those events are entirely out of our control, our destiny is shaped not only by our own actions and often inaction but also those of others and of circumstance....||7 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWonder S3 Ep 04 - Varanasi||In Northern India there lies a city, believed to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world and the spiritual home of India. Thousands flock here each day, to bathe in the waters of the Ganges, to cremate their loved ones, to pray...||21 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWonder S3 Ep03 - Levi's Jeans||California, the sunshine state of America, was gleaming for another reason back in 1848. On a farm in Sacramento, near the town of Caloma in January 1848, whilst working on John Sutter’s ranch, building a saw mill, John Marshall found gold....||15 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWonder S3 Ep 02 - Durer's Rhinoceros||The beginning of the 16th century was a time of exploration, of discovery and of curiosity. Columbus had recently discovered the New World, Europe was expanding rapidly with trade routes being opened up with the East. These brought a wealth of exotic...||7 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWonder - S3 Ep 01 - The Lewis Chessmen||Lying off the Northwest Coast of Scotland is a group of Islands known collectively as the Hebrides. They are Harris and Lewis, North and South Uist, Benbecula and Barra. These ancient and remote islands are as mysterious as they are beautiful,...||30 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3 Preview||Welcome to Season 3 of the Wonder Show! A new year and a new season – it feels great to be back. The feedback I’ve had to the first two seasons has been great and I appreciate all the good wishes you’ve given me, thank you. I have so many...||23 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWonder S2 Ep 08 - The Voynich Manuscript||In 1912, a London bookseller, acquired a manuscript as part of a much larger collection of rare books. Nothing unusual there but this collection was different and so was this manuscript. At the time, he didn’t know what he had in his possession....||20 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWonder S2 Ep 07 - The Last Supper||On a wall in Milan, Italy there sits a work of art that has survived, despite man and nature’s best efforts to destroy it, for over 600 years. It has been studied, analysed in microscopic detail, restored, bombed and marvelled at. Some say that with..||12 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWonder S2 Ep 06 - The Boiling River||There are few places on Earth that showcase the extraordinary beauty and diversity of life as in the Amazon. It is simply unique. The Amazon is the world’s largest rainforest and river system and spans across eight countries and one...||5 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWonder S2 Ep 05 - The Fossil Hunter||Our understanding of our world and how it came to be would be much less if it were not for the very many great scientists, historians and explorers who have endured much in the name of scientific and educational advancement over the centuries. One...||28 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWonder S2 Ep 04 - Pieces of Eight||In Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, Long John Silver's parrot, Captain Flint would say with great rapidity, as the novel tells us, "Pieces of eight! Pieces of eight! Pieces of eight!" till you wondered that it was not out...||21 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWonder S2 Ep 03 - The Unknown Man||On the morning of December 1, 1948, a body was found on an Adelaide Beach in South Australia. The man was lying slumped forward with his head against the seawall. He was well dressed wearing a suit with immaculately shined shoes but he had no...||15 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWonder S2 Ep 02 - Phineas Gage||In 1848, a young man called Phineas Gage was carrying out a dangerous job on the railroad in central Vermont, USA. He was the foreman of a team of men who respected him greatly. On this day, 13 September 1848, this man was doing something he had...||7 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWonder S2 Ep 01 - Kitty||Catherine “Kitty” Genovese, died in the early hours of the morning of 13 March 1964 in the rear hallway of her apartment block, from stab wounds inflicted by a man whom she had never met and for no other reason that he had been intent “on...||31 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWonder Season 1 Finale||This is just a very quick episode to say that Episode 8 of Season 1 last week marked the end of this season. Season 2 is in production as we speak and I will be back on the airwaves on Wednesday 1 November with more Tales of Wonder and Curiosity. I...||17 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWonder S1 Ep 08 - Royal Project||Today, high in the hills of Northern Thailand you will find acres upon acres of beautiful agricultural and environmental projects that have brought prosperity, education and health to a nation that less than half a century ago was in the grip of the...||10 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWonder S1 Ep 07 - The Keepers||On 7 December 1900, Superintendent Robert Muirhead, of the Northern Lighthouse Board said farewell to his 3 lighthouse keepers, James Ducat, Thomas Marshall and Donald McArthur. They waved him goodbye as he stepped off the East landing at Eilean Mor...||3 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWonder S1 Ep 06 - On Time, Every Time||Every Day in one of the busiest cities of the world, an army of men start their daily work; nothing unusual there but these men are unique. For over 125 years, they have provided a service to the people of Bombay, now Mumbai that is the envy of...||26 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWonder S1 Ep 05 - A Scientific Life||In our world of over 7.5 billion people there is more that connects us than divides us but as individuals we are all unique. Sir David Attenborough and Charles Darwin – two great men who lived and worked about 150 years apart but both have made an...||19 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWonder S1 Ep 04 - Leather Suitcase||Today, we live in a world of 24-hour media where images are beamed across the globe within seconds of an event, enabling us to see, hear and connect with people and their lives. Over 75 years ago though this was entirely different, news from...||12 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWonder S1 Ep 03 - For Everyone||Of all the inventions of the 20th century the one that has impacted our lives most could be said to be the World Wide Web. It was invented by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist, an academic and a visionary. The World Wide Web had one very important...||5 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWonder S1 Ep 02 - The Boy Wonder||Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was released to the world on 26 June 1997. In the twenty years since the first Harry Potter book in the series hit the shelves, the world of children’s literature has been turned upside down. The...||4 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWonder S1 Ep 01 - July 20||Almost 50 years 3 astronauts achieved the seemingly impossible by being part of the team that first set foot on the Earth's moon some 384,000 km away. In doing this they fulfilled what was thought by many as the greatest achievement of the 20th...||3 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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