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You’ve heard about it, but do you really know it? In 3 minutes, we help you understand the true meaning behind the trends, concepts and acronyms that are making headlines. After listening, you will really know for sure.

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    Do I need to take vitamin D supplements?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 4:20


    Vitamin D is known as the ‘sunshine vitamin', and it's not for nothing. Our bodies make it from cholesterol when exposed to sunlight. The sun's ultraviolet B rays hit cholesterol in the skin cells, providing the energy needed for vitamin D synthesis to occur. Naturally, during autumn and winter, there's less sunlight and government advice suggests that everyone should consider taking Vitamin D supplements during these seasons. In fact, most people are Vitamin D-deficient regardless of the season. Sedentary lifestyles mean they simply don't get enough sun exposure. Really, you want to get about 20 minutes of sun exposure each day when you can. Ideally that will be before 11AM or after 5PM, as UV levels peak in between those times, meaning sunlight can be damaging to the skin. What's so special about Vitamin D? Can it be found in food? Who should be taking vitamin D supplements? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: Why should I avoid showering after a workout? How often should you wash your bedsheets? How can I keep my exercise eco-friendly? A Bababam Originals podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance. In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    How can I improve my posture in the office?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 4:29


    Musculoskeletal disorders, like back pain and arthritis, are recognized as occupational diseases in Western countries which have a large office workforce. The UK's Health and Safety Executive lists some of the causes of these disorders as repetitive work, particularly using the same hand or arm action, carrying out a task for a long time and working with display screen equipment. Pain or stiffness in the muscles, tendons, nerves, back, wrists or neck can appear little by little when certain office equipment is missing, or not set up correctly. Let's discuss some tips that can improve office posture. What about my office chair? Is there a right way to sit in front of your computer? What about the rest of my equipment? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: Resale, repair, rental, refill... could this be the new way to shop? What are lolcows, the unwitting targets of online bullies? How can I improve my sporting performance through mental preparation? A Bababam Originals podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance. In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    [RERUN] What is space tourism?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 4:49


    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos stepped down from his position as the company's CEO to focus on other projects. He'll remain executive chairman at Amazon but now wants to dedicate more time to other projects, including his space tourism company Blue Origin.  Following that surprise announcement, British business magnate Richard Branson also declared his desire to go into space with his company Virgin Galactic. Some have labelled these developments as a new dawn for space tourism. So who's earning bragging rights in the billionaires' space race?How long has space tourism been around? Wait, are you saying one day I'll be able to jump on a rocket into space? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions! To listen to the latest episodes, you can click here: Why should I avoid showering after a workout? How often should you wash your bedsheets? How can I keep my exercise eco-friendly? A Bababam Originals podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance. In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Resale, repair, rental, refill… could this be the new way to shop?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 4:13


    You might have heard of ‘reduce, reuse, recycle' a motto with the aim of encouraging us to think about how we consume and consider the impact that buying lots of stuff has on the planet. But now the high end department store Selfridges has launched a new campaign, ‘Project Earth' to try and change the way we shop: resale, repair, rental and refill is their response to customers' growing demands for sustainable shopping and move away from fast fashion and disposable goods. What is the aim? How will it work? What other changes has Selfridges planned? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: Why should I avoid showering after a workout? How often should you wash your bedsheets? How can I keep my exercise eco-friendly? A Bababam Originals podcast written and realised by Amber Minogue. In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    What are lolcows, the unwitting targets of online bullies?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 4:33


    The online bullies have come up with a derogatory term for their targets; lolcows. Like cash cows, they are exploited, or milked, for entertainment purposes.  Longstanding American forum Kiwi Farms was shut down by Cloudflare in early September 2022. The reason: an “imminent and emergency threat to human life”, according to the internet infrastructure company. That's because the forum is pretty much dedicated to online harassment. This includes practices like group trolling, doxxing and cyberstalking. It can spill over into real-life harassment too. At least two victims have committed suicide since the site was created. Who was the first lolcow? What can we do about this bullying? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: Why should I avoid showering after a workout? How often should you wash your bedsheets? How can I keep my exercise eco-friendly? A Bababam Originals podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance. In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    [RERUN] What is nuclear deterrence?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 4:53


    Three days after his army invaded Ukraine, Russian president Vladimir Putin announced he was raising his country's military nuclear deterrence threat level. He justified the move by citing the economic sanctions placed on Russia by the West, as well as what he called “aggressive statements” from NATO.  Concerns grew further quickly a few days later when Russia shelled Europe's largest nuclear power station, in Zaporizhzhia. A building at the station caught fire but radiation levels and reactor safety were thankfully unaffected. All this has led to fears the war could potentially escalate into a nuclear conflict. Isn't the idea of deterrence forces a contradiction?!Isn't the idea of deterrence forces a contradiction? Which countries actually have nuclear weapons? Which countries actually have nuclear weapons? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: Why should I avoid showering after a workout? How often should you wash your bedsheets? How can I keep my exercise eco-friendly? A Bababam Originals podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance. In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    How can I improve my sporting performance through mental preparation?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 4:33


    It's back to school! Do You Really Know is dedicating a special week to sport. Because moving and doing regular physical activity is important for our physical and mental health! Listen again to our episodes about sport! With many types of personal goals, actually doing the task is only part of the battle. Being mentally prepared is also hugely important and can sometimes be overlooked. Sports and exercise are no exception. Consistently training and staying on top of your progress is crucial inimproving at a sport and as an athlete. But just training non-stop physically isn't actually enough. Your head also needs to be in the game, so that you can show resilience when things get more challenging.  What can you do to become mentally prepared? How can athletes deal with stress? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: Why should I avoid showering after a workout? How often should you wash your bedsheets? How can I keep my exercise eco-friendly? A Bababam Originals podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance. In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Why is exercise good for my skin?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 4:32


    It's back to school! Do You Really Know is dedicating a special week to sport. Because moving and doing regular physical activity is important for our physical and mental health! Listen again to our episodes about sport! It doesn't matter which fancy moisturizers or expensive skincare routine you use, nothing quite matches how your skin looks and feels after an intense workout. Just take a look in the mirror after you've finished exercising and you'll likely see smooth skin and a glowing complexion. That's right, in addition to the positive impact on our physical and mental health, exercise can also improve our skin health. And there are studies out there which have backed it up. For example, biology journal Aging Cell reported on one in 2015, which found that vigorous exercise led to visibly younger-looking skin.  What's the science behind that? How exactly does exercising and sweating purify skin? Are some types of exercise better for your skin than others? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: Why should I avoid showering after a workout? How often should you wash your bedsheets? How can I keep my exercise eco-friendly? A Bababam Originals podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance. In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    [RERUN] Is running actually bad for our joints and bones?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 5:01


    It's back to school! DYRK is dedicating a special week to sport. Because moving and doing regular physical activity is important for our physical and mental health! Listen again to our episodes about sport! Running is one of the most common forms of exercise, and it makes sense when you think about it. You can do it more or less anywhere and equipment costs are relatively low. But many people say running is bad for the human body, whether it be the back, knees or just bones in general. It's often associated with an increased risk of developing osteoarthritis, a common joint disease. So is there any truth behind these assumptions? We've looked at a number of scientific studies to find out the facts. Where does running get its bad reputation from then? Why do so many runners end up getting injured then? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: What is tagskryt, the Scandinavian sustainable travel trend? Is it time the UK acknowledged its role in the slave trade? Why do we sneeze? A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Why should I avoid showering after a workout?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 4:06


    It's back to school! Do You Really Know is dedicating a special week to sport. Because moving and doing regular physical activity is important for our physical and mental health! Listen again to our episodes about sport! After an intense and sweaty workout, the first thing most of us want to do is jump into the shower to relax our muscles and wash off the sweat. However, that's not actually the best idea. Showering too soon after a workout can have harmful effects on our health. Really? Like what? Is it better to take a hot or cold shower? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: How often should you wash your bedsheets? How can I keep my exercise eco-friendly? Could insects replace meat? A Bababam Originals podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance. In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    [RERUN] What is sportswashing ?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 4:49


    It's back to school! DYRK is dedicating a special week to sport. Because moving and doing regular physical activity is important for our physical and mental health! Listen again to our episodes about sport! Look out Premier League clubs, a new big boy is in town! That's right, following approval of their acquisition by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, Newcastle United has all of a sudden become one of the richest clubs in the world! While the Toon Army are celebrating their club's new found wealth and dreaming of trophies to come in the future, other observers aren't in such a buoyant mood. They've accused the new owners, who effectively represent the state of Saudi Arabia, of sportswashing. Have the new owners actually done anything wrong? How common are we talking then? Why would sports clubs or athletes want to risk tarnishing their image with such links? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: What is tagskryt, the Scandinavian sustainable travel trend? Is it time the UK acknowledged its role in the slave trade? Why do we sneeze? A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    How often should you wash your bedsheets?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 4:16


    We spend a lot of time in bed and there is nothing nicer than snuggling up in clean fresh sheets but apparently not everyone feels the same. According to a survey commissioned by Pizuna Linens of over 2 thousand people in the UK  it was discovered that 45 percent of single men are happy to wait up to four months to wash their sheets with a horrifying 12 percent only doing it ‘when they remembered' so who knows how long they wait! Women were shown to have higher standards of hygiene  with 62 percent of single women washing their sheets every 2 weeks. But even this is just not enough with experts agreeing that you should wash your sheets at least once a week.  But why do you need to wash them so often? What is the best way to wash them?  In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: How can I keep my exercise eco-friendly? Could insects replace meat? Can exercise snacking help me beat a busy schedule to stay fit? A podcast written and realised by Amber Minogue. In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Why are people boycotting the Qatar World Cup?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 4:21


    It's back to school! Do You Really Know is dedicating a special week to sport. Because moving and doing regular physical activity is important for our physical and mental health! Listen again to our episodes about sport! It's been labelled the most controversial World Cup in history. Nevertheless, preparations for Qatar 2022 are in full swing and we're now less than two months away from the start of the tournament. There have been critics ever since the small Middle Eastern country with a questionable human rights record was selected as host back in 2010. But those voices are now growing louder, and some football lovers are even preparing to boycott the whole thing. These include former French star Eric Cantona and 2014 World Cup winning captain Philipp Lahm from Germany. What's their problem with Qatar? What about the event's environmental impact? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: Could insects replace meat? Can exercise snacking help me beat a busy schedule to stay fit? Will Star Wars: Andor live up to the hype? A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance. In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    How can I keep my exercise eco-friendly?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 4:31


    It's back to school! Do You Really Know is dedicating a special week to sport. Because moving and doing regular physical activity is important for our physical and mental health! Listen again to our episodes about sport! One of the biggest challenges that we have been facing and will be continuing to face in the coming years is protecting our planet. So it's worth reflecting on how we can exercise in a more eco-friendly manner. We turn to exercise for leisure, entertainment and to stay fit and healthy, but not many people realize that the carbon footprint can be significant. Of course that's particularly true for high-profile international sporting events, like the FIFA World Cup, which is taking place in Qatar this winter. But even for the vast majority of us who aren't involved in professional competition, there are still things you can do to reduce the environmental impact of your exercise.  Well I've been a gym member for years now; that can't have much impact, can it?! What about clothing and accessories? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: Could insects replace meat? Can exercise snacking help me beat a busy schedule to stay fit? Will Star Wars: Andor live up to the hype? A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance. In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    [RERUN] What is muscle dysmorphia?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 4:09


    It's back to school! DYRK is dedicating a special week to sport. Because moving and doing regular physical activity is important for our physical and mental health! Listen again to our episodes about sport! Muscle dysmorphia, also known as bigorexia or reverse anorexia, is an obsession with bulking up by working out. It's caused by a person's belief that their body is too skinny or lacking in muscle. The term “exercise addiction” was coined by psychiatrist William Glasser in the 1970s. More recently, it has been recognized as a potentially harmful condition. This addiction usually affects those who exercise excessively, mainly endurance sports participants and bodybuilders.  How does it affect their mental health? What cause muscle dysmorphia?  In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: What is tagskryt, the Scandinavian sustainable travel trend? Is it time the UK acknowledged its role in the slave trade? Why do we sneeze? A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Could insects replace meat?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 4:15


    Although it is quite usual to find insects in markets in both Africa and Asia it is rather more unusual for people in the West to eat them. However, with increased awareness of animal welfare and environmental concerns around eating meat people are beginning to think more seriously about insects as food rather than something to be swatted. The problem is that a lot of people find eating bugs pretty off putting, but now scientists have discovered that mealworms, traditionally used as pet food or as bait for fishing, have a rather meat-like flavour when cooked with sugar and could maybe offer new hope to the insects-as-food debate. What are the benefits of eating insects? What are the disadvantages of eating meat? So will we be seeing insects in supermarkets soon? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: Can exercise snacking help me beat a busy schedule to stay fit? Will Star Wars: Andor live up to the hype? Why were the queen's bees told of her death? A podcast written and realised by Amber Minogue. In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    [RERUN] What is eye yoga?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 4:13


    It's back to school! DYRK is dedicating a special week to sport. Because moving and doing regular physical activity is important for our physical and mental health! Listen again to our episodes about sport! In the last 12 months, we've all spent more time at home than we expected. As a result, our use of computers or smartphones has increased to the point where many of us spend almost all day gazing into a screen. This can lead to eye strain and dry eyes, as well as other disorders or diseases. OK, so in this day and age it's difficult to totally go without all these digital tools which are part of our daily lives. But there are some tips to prevent or slow vision loss. Eye yoga allows us to train our eye muscles. It's a natural method which comes from Indian medicine. We often forget to exercise our eyes, which function thanks to muscles. And muscles need to be trained! This sounds like it must be the latest fad! Is it actually effective? What are the exercises to stimulate eyes? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: What is tagskryt, the Scandinavian sustainable travel trend? Is it time the UK acknowledged its role in the slave trade? Why do we sneeze? A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Can exercise snacking help me beat a busy schedule to stay fit?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 4:44


    It's back to school! DYRK is dedicating a special week to sport. Because moving and doing regular physical activity is important for our physical and mental health! Listen again to our episodes about sport! It's well known that we should all be doing half an hour of moderate physical activity every day. But sometimes our busy lifestyles make it difficult finding thirty consecutive minutes to do exercise. Sure, you could get up extra early in the morning, cut your lunch break short, or dig deep to find the needed energy and motivation for a post-work gym session. But a bitesized method called exercise snacking may be a simpler option when it comes to hitting your daily quota. Now obviously we're not talking about sweet or savoury snacks here; rather separating exercise into smaller chunks which are spread throughout the day. Is that really comparable to doing a full workout in one go? How can I adapt my day to fit in exercise snacking? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: Will Star Wars: Andor live up to the hype? Why were the queen's bees told of her death? Do I have poor blood circulation? A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance. In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    [RERUN] What is CrossFit?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 4:43


    It's back to school! DYRK is dedicating a special week to sport. Because moving and doing regular physical activity is important for our physical and mental health! Listen again to our episodes about sport! CrossFit is a branded fitness regimen which combines weightlifting, gymnastics, endurance and other forms of physical conditioning. The name comes from the constantly varied nature of workouts, which change every day to suit each individual. The methodology was developed from the 1970s onwards by American college gymnast Greg Glassman, who would go on to found CrossFit with his then wife Lauren Jenai in 2000. The company operates an affiliate model, licensing its name for an annual $3,000 fee to gyms which are known as boxes. There are more than 15,000 affiliates worldwide, with around 6,000 in the United States alone. What are the workouts like? But why have we been hearing CrossFit mentioned a lot on the news and social media of late? What's the fallout for the CrossFit brand? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: What is tagskryt, the Scandinavian sustainable travel trend? Is it time the UK acknowledged its role in the slave trade? Why do we sneeze? A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    What is sex surrogacy, the controversial sex therapy?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 4:42


    It may be a little taboo to talk about it, but there are a lot of people out there who, for a variety of reasons, don't have as much sex as they would like, or arguably need. And there's actually a form of therapy out there which is specifically designed to help people become more comfortable with sex and intimacy. The idea of sex surrogacy started catching on in Europe in the 2000s, and these days it's actually regulated and even covered by social security in some countries, like Switzerland, Denmark and the Netherlands. Still, in many places it's a legal grey area, and raises a number of ethical questions to boot. For example it became a subject of debate in France in 2013, when a proposal was put forward to cover sex surrogacy expenses for disabled people. Why would someone need to use the services of a sex surrogate? What's the difference between a sex surrogate and a sex worker? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: Will Star Wars: Andor live up to the hype? Why were the queen's bees told of her death? Do I have poor blood circulation? A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance. In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    What is orthorexia, the disorder which sees healthy eating go too far?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 4:39


    According to the American National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, around 9% of the US population are affected by an eating disorder. We've all heard of anorexia, bulimia and binge eating, which are among the most commonly diagnosed. But there is also orthorexia. It's called orthorexia, coming from the Latin words “orthos”, meaning correct and “orexis”, meaning appetite. American doctor Steven Bratman coined the term in 1997. To put it simply, orthorexia is a need to eat healthy at all costs, to the extent that it becomes an obsession. Those affected start cutting out certain foods completely, or even seeing them as dangerous when they're not really. Scientifically speaking, orthorexia isn't recognised as an eating disorder in its own right, at least not yet. So it's hard to find any precise data on how many people are affected. But it's still more dangerous than you might think. Isn't eating healthily recommended by medical professionals? How can I find out if I suffer from orthorexia? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: Will Star Wars: Andor live up to the hype? Why were the queen's bees told of her death? Do I have poor blood circulation? A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance. In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    [RERUN] What are sleep streams?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 4:32


    How do you like the idea of going to sleep and waking up richer? Sounds pretty sweet, huh? Well believe it or not, sleep streams have actually become a big trend among influencers on streaming platform Twitch.  Influenceurs film themselves asleep, set challenges and go through sleep marathons in interactive formats. Meanwhile, viewers try to annoy the streamer or wake them up by playing videos and sending text-to-speech messages. That's right, sleep streams are the latest weird way of making money online! How did this become a thing? What's the point of staring into a laptop or smartphone screen watching someone sleep? And even worse, paying for it?! In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: Will Star Wars: Andor live up to the hype? Why were the queen's bees told of her death? Do I have poor blood circulation? A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance. In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Will Star Wars: Andor live up to the hype?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 4:40


    As we head into the final quarter of 2022, the world's biggest entertainment franchises are going head to head. HBO struck first with Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon, and then Amazon followed up with The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. So it was only a matter of time before Disney got involved. Just as well for them then that they have one of the most lucrative licenses of all time at their disposal. From 21st September onwards, the latest series from a ‘Galaxy Far Far Away' will be released on the Disney+ streaming platform. That's right, we're talking about Star Wars: Andor. Let's face it, the huge Star Wars fanbase has been more than a little disappointed with the franchise's most recent episodes, but the dramatic Andor trailer has nevertheless captured their imagination. Lucasfilm had announced an Andor spin-off series as far back as 2018. How does the series fit into the Star Wars universe? So, will it live up to the hype? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: Why were the queen's bees told of her death? Do I have poor blood circulation? Will the British museum finally give back the Parthenon marbles? A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance. In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Why were the queen's bees told of her death?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 4:06


    The announcement of the  sad news of the Queen's passing, like all of the events following her death, followed strict protocol. The Prime Minister was informed using a pre-arranged code  “London Bridge is down”. And somewhere, deep in the gardens of Buckinham palace, the royal beekeeper informed the royal bees. That's right the beekeeper, John Chapple, who's been the Queen's beekeeper for 15 years and takes care of up to a million bees, personally went to each hive in both Buckingham palace and Clarence house,  to let them know that the queen was dead. Interviewed for the daily mail he said ‘You knock on each hive and say, ‘The mistress is dead, but don't you go. Your master will be a good master to you.' He then said a little prayer and put a black ribbon on each hive.   Why does he tell the bees? Where does this tradition come from ? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: Do I have poor blood circulation? Will the British museum finally give back the Parthenon marbles? What did the Jane Collective do for US women's rights? A podcast written and realised by Amber Minogue. In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    [RERUN] What is Cobra Kai?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 4:29


    If you've got Netflix, you've no doubt seen this series pop up in your recommendations more than once. All the more so given the fourth season just hit the platform on New Year's Eve, adding to the 30 episodes which were already available. Well in order to really understand we should probably be asking “What is Karate Kid?”, as Cobra Kai is a direct sequel to the Karate Kid films which inspired a generation of kids to take up martial arts in the 1980s. Riding the wave of martial arts film popularity, the first Karate Kid film was a typical feel-good family film of the times. It sounds like a cool name! So what's it about? What's the series about then? And what audience is it aimed at? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: Do I have poor blood circulation? Will the British museum finally give back the Parthenon marbles? What did the Jane Collective do for US women's rights? A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance. In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Can I cure my fear of spiders?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 4:23


    If just thinking of spiders is enough to make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck, or you jump any time you see one, the chances are you suffer from arachnophobia. It affects up to 15% of people according to the Cleveland Clinic, making it one of the most common phobias out there. As it turns out, human fear of spiders may well be down to evolution. Researchers from Germany, Austria and Sweden looked into the question in more detail for a study published in Frontiers in Psychology in 2017. This may be because such creatures have historically provided a threat. Some other studies have also backed up the idea of an inherited fear of spiders.    But my friend keeps pet spiders; why doesn't she have the same fear as me? So can it be cured? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: Will the British museum finally give back the Parthenon marbles? What did the Jane Collective do for US women's rights? What is tagskryt, the Scandinavian sustainable travel trend? A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance. In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Do I have poor blood circulation?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 3:56


    If you've got heavy legs, nighttime cramps, varicose veins or swelling in the legs, you may have blood flow issues. When you consider that our bodies contain an incredible 60,000 miles worth of blood vessels, it's really not uncommon. Something like a varicose vein is usually relatively harmless. Other conditions include hemorrhoids, and phlebitis, which is a blood clot in a deep vein. Worse still are varicose ulcers, which are a complication of varicose veins or phlebitis. It's important to know the cause behind any blood circulation issues and get treatment to avoid complications. How does the circulatory system work? Are there specific factors that would make me more likely to have poor blood circulation? Why do I feel like the symptoms are always worse in the summer?  In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: Will the British museum finally give back the Parthenon marbles? What did the Jane Collective do for US women's rights? What is tagskryt, the Scandinavian sustainable travel trend? A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance. In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Will the British museum finally give back the Parthenon marbles?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 4:08


    It's not news that museums all around the world contain works of art that have been looted or forcefully taken during colonial rule but is it time they gave them back?  It seems pretty straightforward for an increasing number of people that it is the moral thing to do and that art and artifacts belong in their country of origin. Museums often counteract this by saying, amongst other things, that if they returned these objects they would be left nearly empty, or that these countries or territories no longer exist so where would they go back to, or even that they were legally acquired in the first place. But recently a number of prestigious museums around the world seemed to have had a change of heart and are indeed repatriating works. What are the Parthenon Marbles and where are they from, and why are they in the UK? Will Britain give them back?  In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: What did the Jane Collective do for US women's rights? What is tagskryt, the Scandinavian sustainable travel trend? Is it time the UK acknowledged its role in the slave trade? A podcast written and realised by Amber Minogue. In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    [RERUN] What is the P-Spot?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 4:22


    Most of the time, when we hear the word prostate, we associate it with cancer. We don't necessarily know where it's situated in the male body and even less so its potential as an erogenous zone! Let's take an anatomy lesson then. The prostate, or male P-spot, is a small gland around the size of a walnut which can be found just below the bladder. It weighs between 20 and 40 grams, growing bigger as a man ages. Its role in the body is to produce the seminal liquid found in semen. This protects sperm from the acidic environment of the female vagina. The easiest way to access the prostate is through the rectum. And many men have discovered it to be a source of sexual pleasure. Why this sexual practice is often rejected by heterosexual men? So, how does it work then? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: What did the Jane Collective do for US women's rights? What is tagskryt, the Scandinavian sustainable travel trend? Is it time the UK acknowledged its role in the slave trade? A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    What did the Jane Collective do for US women's rights?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 4:41


    There's been a lot of discussion of Roe vs Wade this year, with the US Supreme Court controversially overturning the decision nearly half a century after it was made. Henceforth, each American state is free to decide whether abortion is legal or not, to the despair of many women's rights supporters. But if we go back to 1960s America, abortion was illegal pretty much everywhere and treated as equivalent to homicide, from a legal perspective at least. In many places, birth control was prohibited for unmarried women. Things were gradually changing, with some states reforming their antiabortion laws. But a group of women known as the Jane Collective weren't waiting around for that to happen. They took matters into their own hands, literally! Who were these women and how did the group start out? Were they the only ones performing illegal abortions? Didn't the authorities clamp down on their activities?  In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: What is tagskryt, the Scandinavian sustainable travel trend? Is it time the UK acknowledged its role in the slave trade? Why do we sneeze? A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    How can I wake up refreshed every morning?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 4:41


    Some people believe they simply can't function in the morning until they've had a cup of coffee. Others seem to be grumpy every morning, as if they've got out of the wrong side of the bed.  Of course, a poor night's sleep can be the cause, whether it be down to stress, not getting to bed early enough, drinking or other physical conditions like sleep apnea. Psychological factors can also come into play, like a lack of motivation in your job or relationship issues. But sleep quality and mental health aren't the only factors. A lot of us wake up and get up in a pretty suboptimal way. What's the best way to wake up then? What about having a lie-in to get extra sleep? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: What is tagskryt, the Scandinavian sustainable travel trend? Is it time the UK acknowledged its role in the slave trade? Why do we sneeze? A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    [RERUN] What is World Cleanup Day?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 4:33


    Today is World Cleanup Day! World Cleanup Day is held annually on the third Saturday of September all over the world. This year it falls today, on September 18th. The global initiative was launched by the Let's Do It Foundation, a nonprofit association, and the aim is to combat pollution through community clean-ups. Created in 2008 in Estonia, the association is a certified member of the UN Environment Programme. But why Estonia? What does a community clean-up mean? What kind of waste are we talking about?  In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: Is it time the UK acknowledged its role in the slave trade? Why do we sneeze? Do we have a treatment for Monkeypox at last? A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    What are the secrets behind the Lord of the Rings saga?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 4:42


    The three Lord of the Rings stories quickly became huge hits when first released as novels in the 1940s. They quickly built a cult fan base due to the fantastical universe created by author JRR Tolkien.  But his works reached a whole other dimension with the epic Hollywood adaptations of the 2000s. These blockbusters brought the stories to life, wowing audiences with stunning visual effects and an Oscar-winning musical score. A number of films based on the life of Bilbo Baggins then followed, but the story didn't end there. Fans are currently getting stuck into The Rings of Power the latest series linked to the Lord of the Rings universe. The first episodes were released on Amazon Prime Video in early September 2022. Let's take a few minutes to discuss some of the little-known secrets behind the massively successful franchise.  How did Tolkien come up with the idea of creating the Lord of the Rings universe? What secrets did the Hollywood films bring? Did Tolkien leave any loose ends in his story?  In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: What is tagskryt, the Scandinavian sustainable travel trend? Is it time the UK acknowledged its role in the slave trade? Why do we sneeze? A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    What is tagskryt, the Scandinavian sustainable travel trend?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 4:47


    We've already talked about flygskam and the no-fly movement in the past. Today, let's discuss the shift towards train travel which has come about as a result, and the pride which people take in it! In Sweden, they even came up with a name for it, which is tagskryt, and translates as “triain bragging”! The train has always been the preferred mode of transport for some people. Let's face it; it's easy to sit back comfortably, read a book, work or simply stare out of the window at the countryside sights going by. For others, switching to the train has been an enforced change of habit, brought on by realising what a negative impact flying has on the planet.   Another Scandinavian buzzword, huh! Is it really worth bragging about it on social media? Is flying really that much worse than taking the train?  In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: Is it time the UK acknowledged its role in the slave trade? Why do we sneeze? Do we have a treatment for Monkeypox at last? A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Is it time the UK acknowledged its role in the slave trade?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 4:03


    Prof Kehinde Andrews, the UK's first professor of Black studies and one of the UK's leading experts on race, has called for a public holiday to remember the horrors of slavery.  According to Andrews there was ‘really nothing more important to Britain's development than slavery.' He feels that an official public holiday is needed to keep its memory alive and preserve a conscience of the horrors of the trade and remind us of the continued consequences of slavery today. Although he said one day was “not even close to enough” to acknowledge the UK's links to the historical transatlantic slave trade.   How much was Britain involved? What are the modern consequences of slavery in the UK? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: Why do we sneeze? Do we have a treatment for Monkeypox at last? Who are digital nomads, the new generation of remote workers? A podcast written and realised by Amber Minogue. In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    [RERUN] What is brand activism?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 4:55


    Brand activism is when companies seek to have an impact on a social, economic, environmental, or political problem. It's increasingly common, especially at the moment, but it can have negative consequences. In many cases, companies are called out for being hypocritical when engaging in brand activism. Cynics often see it as opportunistic marketing. Even worse, the company may in fact have a poor track record when it comes to the issue on which they are taking a stance. Why do brands feel like they need to get political then? That all sounds like it will help equality. So what's the problem?  In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: Why do we sneeze? Do we have a treatment for Monkeypox at last? Who are digital nomads, the new generation of remote workers? A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance. In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Why do we sneeze?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 4:11


    We've all become a lot more self-conscious about sneezing since COVID-19 came along. Whether you're out in the street or worse in crowded public transport, sneezing gets you more concerned looks than it did before, and people tend to keep their distance. On top of that, we now all better understand how sneezing works. That's right, by sneezing we propel micro-droplets of mucus potentially full of germs into the air. Indeed, MIT research showed that the mist of mucus and saliva released by a sneeze can reach speeds of 100 mph and be projected over 8 metres! Thanks to high-speed cameras, scientists have also noticed that once the sneeze has passed, a cloud containing droplets can remain suspended in the air for several minutes. How does sneezing work then? Why do some people hold back sneezes? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: Do we have a treatment for Monkeypox at last? Who are digital nomads, the new generation of remote workers? Who is FN Meka, the world's first AI rapper? A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance. In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Why is male fertility declining so drastically?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 4:27


    For 30 years, male sperm counts have been declining all around the world, particularly in Western countries. It's been demonstrated over and over again by scientific studies.  Indeed, research published by Oxford Academic in the Human Reproduction Update journal in 2017 looked at nearly 200 studies on the matter. It found that sperm counts in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand had plummeted by 59% from 1973 to 2011. What are the reasons behind this? What can men do to be aware of their fertility? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: Do we have a treatment for Monkeypox at last? Who are digital nomads, the new generation of remote workers? Who is FN Meka, the world's first AI rapper? A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance. In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Do we have a treatment for Monkeypox at last?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 4:28


    In the last few months alone more than 3,000 people in the UK have caught the monkeypox virus and around 20 cases are being confirmed a day. As of  July the World Health Organisation declared monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern. British scientists from the University of Oxford, in fact the same team who led the ‘Recovery trial' which looked into a cure for acute covid, have become the first in the world to launch a clinical trial for Monkeypox. The trial, known as ‘Platinum' is aiming to find a drug that can alleviate symptoms and speed up recovery.  What actually is monkeypox and how does it spread? What is the trial going to do? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: Who are digital nomads, the new generation of remote workers? Who is FN Meka, the world's first AI rapper? Who is Liz Truss, the new British Prime Minister? A podcast written and realised by Amber Minogue. In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    [RERUN] What is the Aukus alliance?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 4:28


    On September 16th 2021, Australia announced it had signed a strategic pact with the United States and United Kingdom. The aim is to ensure stability in the Indo-Pacific, which consists of several important seaways between India, Japan and Australia. The recent pact was named AUKUS, to include the initials of the three signatory countries. It will see the United States provide Australia with at least eight new nuclear-propelled submarines. Australia is therefore set to become the seventh country, after India, China, Russia, the UK, France and the US to field nuclear submarines. Furthermore, the US had only ever previously shared nuclear propulsion technology with the United Kingdom, so it's quite the historic development. New deal, great, so everyone's a winner right?! Why did Australia prefer forming an alliance with the US then? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: Who are digital nomads, the new generation of remote workers? Who is FN Meka, the world's first AI rapper? Who is Liz Truss, the new British Prime Minister? A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance. In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Who are digital nomads, the new generation of remote workers?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 4:45


    Digitals nomad earn a living working online, while moving freely around the world.  Since the first COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020, remote work has become commonplace in companies around the world. Working from home offers many advantages, and “work from anywhere” policies take this freedom one step further. Many employees have said “yes, please” and packed their bags to become digital nomads. Has the digital nomad lifestyle always been popular? What kinds of jobs do digital nomads do? What might the future of digital nomads look like? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: Who is FN Meka, the world's first AI rapper? Who is Liz Truss, the new British Prime Minister? How can I ease my foot pain? A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance. In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Could "mouth taping" really help me sleep better?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 4:37


    Mouth taping involves putting tape over your mouth. It's supposed to improve your sleep by forcing you to breathe through your nose rather than your mouth. Regular listeners will be aware that we've discussed a number of Tiktok trends on this podcast. Not long ago, we covered the Blackout challenge after it led to the tragic deaths of a number of young children. As of yet the mouth taping trend we're talking about today thankfully hasn't claimed any victims, at least as far as our web searches tell us. But it's nevertheless causing concern, with experts warning it's highly dangerous. OK, what does mouth taping involve then? Why is it dangerous then? Are there other options for better nighttime breathing? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions ! To listen to the latest episodes, click here: Who is FN Meka, the world's first AI rapper? Who is Liz Truss, the new British Prime Minister? How can I ease my foot pain? A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance. In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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