History Brief: Radio in the 1920s

History Brief: Radio in the 1920s

Radio became a popular form of entertainment in the 1920s. What else was radio used for? How did it impact society? Throughout the late 1890s and early 1900s, many scientists were experimenting with radio waves, transmitters, and receivers. While Guglielmo Marconi is widely given credit for patenting the first radio, there were many others who […]

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I Broke Television

I Broke Television

Hello TurboFans. So, first of all. YES, I KNOW I’VE SHAVED MY BEARD. IT’S NO BIG DEAL. (Crying) But don’t worry, my beard didn’t die in vain. It’s for a project i’m working on right now and it’ll grow back soon anyway. I’M SO NAKED! Anyway, you know how last week I mentioned the BBC. […]

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What Foreign Media Got Wrong about Recent Indonesia Protests

What Foreign Media Got Wrong about Recent Indonesia Protests

it’s not just about sex. when thousands of students protested at rallies across Indonesia earlier this week, foreign media were quick to say in their headlines that they were protesting a new bill that will outlaw premarital sex and also extramarital sex. Police in Indonesia have fired water cannon and tear gas at protesters rallying […]

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3 Things I Hate About The Media

3 Things I Hate About The Media

Hey you, my name is Thomas “TomSka” Ridgewell and boy do us YouTubers love complaining about “the mainstream media”. Well I’m here to… Also complain about the mainstream media! Because like people always say, if it ain’t fixed, break it some more… It’s fairly safe to say that a vast majority of the “mainstream media”, […]

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Suranne Jones talks about Gentleman Jack | BFI + Radio Times TV Festival 2019

– Hello, I’m delighted to be speaking to Sally and Suranne today about Gentleman Jack, which is fantastic. I’ve seen the first episode. It’s great. But I think the best place to start, really, would be with a clip, so that you can all meet Anne Lister for the first time, so can we play […]

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Idris Elba Shows Off His “Quiet Storm” Radio DJ Voice

Idris Elba Shows Off His “Quiet Storm” Radio DJ Voice

-I have to comment on your shoes. Man! What are these jams? -Some Gucci loafers. Yeah! You’re pulling it off. You’re pulling it off, baby. Pretty good. -Really, just literally two minutes ago, I was putting cream on my ankles ’cause they were really ashy, so I’m glad I did that. -Yeah, exactly. I didn’t […]

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Unsolved: The Boy Who Disappeared | Episode One

Unsolved: The Boy Who Disappeared | Episode One

We’ve moved hook, line and sinker to the Isle of Wight to solve a potential murder that hasn’t been solved for years. When people give you the opportunity to investigate something for them, you can’t take that responsibility lightly. You have to go in and you have to give it everything. It definitely makes me […]

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Wearing my turban again stopped my binge drinking – BBC Stories

Wearing my turban again stopped my binge drinking  – BBC Stories

I look back at pictures of how I used to be and how I used to look and it’s almost as if I can’t even remember who that person was. I think I was trying to find myself but I wasn’t giving it a conscious thought, and so I was truly lost for 19 years. […]

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The joy of free diving: 6 Minute English

The joy of free diving: 6 Minute English

Neil: Hello. This is 6 Minute English, and I’m Neil. Georgina: And I’m Georgina. Neil: Now Georgina, what do you know about free diving? Georgina: Free diving is a sport where people dive underwater as deep as they can without carrying air tanks, so just by holding their breath. Neil: That’s right. We’re going to […]

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Paul Mason on Tory Lies, The Media Machine and What We Can Do About It

Paul Mason on Tory Lies, The Media Machine and What We Can Do About It

I’ve worked in the media for 30 years I know that the hostility to labour leaders who want to change things is what lies behind all of this. if there was a Labour leader who said “that’s fine guys, keep your profits, keep your carbon burning fracking industry, the press would leave them alone. There’s […]

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