Fact or Fiction Podcast
Welcome to Fact or Fiction by English Plus, your go-to podcast for unraveling the truth behind the world’s most common beliefs, misconceptions, and myths. Join your host, Ben, on a curiosity-driven journey through topics as diverse as history, science, animal behavior, and inventions.
Are goldfish memories really as short as three seconds? Did Thomas Edison invent the light bulb, or is there more to the story? Can lightning strike the same place twice, or is it a one-time event? Is the Great Wall of China visible from space, or is that just a tall tale? And are bats truly blind, or is that just a nocturnal myth?
In each engaging and informative episode, we dissect these claims, diving deep into their origins, the facts that support or refute them, and the scientific or historical context that surrounds them.
Fact or Fiction isn’t just a podcast—it’s an exploration of the world around us, pushing us to challenge what we think we know. So tune in, keep an open mind, and let’s discover together: Is it fact, or is it fiction? Don’t forget to subscribe to stay up-to-date with our latest myth-busting adventures.
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Test your knowledge of Canada with our engaging quiz! From its vast landscapes and rich history to cultural landmarks and famous Canadians, see how much you truly know about the Great North. Perfect for geography buffs and curious minds.
Understand mental health stigma – its harmful effects on individuals and society. Take action against prejudice and build a more supportive world.
Dive into the Dayton Accords: the monumental peace agreement that brought an end to the devastating Bosnian War. Discover how compromise and resilience forged a pathway to peace.
Journey back to Ancient Greece with our engaging quiz on the Greek city-states. Test your knowledge of their unique cultures, political systems, and contributions to civilization. Perfect for history buffs and curious minds alike.
Explore Homer’s ‘The Odyssey,’ an ancient Greek epic of homecoming, monsters, and wisdom. Uncover themes relevant to your life and the human experience.
Does “no news is good news” hold up? Discover the situations where this saying rings true, when it causes harm, and its fascinating historical roots.
Is revenge really sweet? Discover the transformative power of non-violence through Gandhi’s timeless wisdom. Learn when retaliating may be justified, and how breaking the “eye for an eye” cycle can build a better world.
String theory: Beyond particles, the universe may be built of tiny vibrating strings. Explore this mind-bending concept and its potential to unify all forces of nature.
Beneath triumphs lie forgotten tragedies. Explore the Siege of Alesia, where Julius Caesar’s victory held brutal costs, echoing the futility of war even in conquest.