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The Digital Economy should be about Capital Creation 9:54min

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I don’t own the rights to this video. This speaker is talking about how some big technology companies are now more like financial companies because they’re mostly buying and selling other companies (because of the need to show ‘growth’ on […]

Philosophy: Augustine of Hippo 6:24min

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Note: I don’t own the rights to this video. This video comes from the School of Life’s youtube channel, which is a great library of clips for C1 and above listeners / readers who enjoy contemporary cultural topics and want to take in more complex language […]

The Tragedy of Wounded Knee (The Ghost Dance) 17:14min

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By 1980, no Indian people anywhere in the West lived freely on their own land — And even the reservations on which they struggled to survive were being broken up under the Dawes Act

Congress had […]

The City That Has Its Own Operating System 14:29min

A city in the UK has decided to create an open wife network as a sandbox for development of new technologies and products. This video has interviews with a city planner, a local entrepreneur and a former hacker who speak about the threats and opportunities of this initiative.

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Bombay Lunch Box – India 10:28min

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A muggy monsoon dawn in Mumbai It’s the brief quiet before the daily storm of activity sweeps across Indian’s commercial capital This city of 17 million is infamous for its crowds and chaos But Mumbai is also renowned for its meals […]

World water supply and future problems 14:11min

This is an excerpt from the documentary: Blue Gold: World Water Wars about how much human development is harming rivers, emptying aquifers, polluting rivers and possibly causing desertification. This clips includes short interviews with scientists, farmers, activists and researchers who are concerned about how we are managing our water resources.

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We’re entering into […]

Andy Borowitz at The Moth Storytelling Festival: “Unexpected Twist” Part 1 8:56min

Andy Borowitz (writer, comedian) tells the story of his life-threatening illness and what it taught him.

Warning: this video includes some taboo language / swearing

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TED Brene Brown: The Power of Vulnerability

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Brene Brown is a researcher who talks about how being vulnerable and whole-hearted is essential to a happy life.

Watch the first part of the video, up until about [10:45]

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The Future of Learning, Networked Society – Ericsson 20:16min

 

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Bill Moyers interviews Karen Armstrong 25:07min

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One on One – Karen Armstrong 25:06min

1 Hello [00:00:01.9] and welcome. 2 As an (inaudible) in the Roman Catholic religion but then decided to expand her horizons and study other faiths. 3 Her best-selling books on comparative religion have […]

Reuters TV 10 Biggest Threats in 2013 7:46min

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RSA Animate – Language as a Window into Human Nature 10:54min

 

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Noam Chomsky The Purpose of Education 21:58min

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Stephen Fry (UK) on American Prison Facts 3:36min

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Gary Vaynerchuk’s Rant from the Heart, Hip and Head 9:47min

Gary Vee is an enterpreneur and social media guru. This clip is a spontaneous, unscripted, stream of consciousness from Gary about business, success, ‘going for it’, not letting fears and doubts hold you back. (There is) Lots of idiomatic language here and obviously (he gives) a great delivery with lots of prosodic features to […]