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    • Hemophilia

    • Medicine & Inventions
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Learn about the condition of hemophilia with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. The term "hemophilia" describes hemorrhagic, or bleeding, disorders. The most common of these disorders is caused by a deficiency of protein in the blood, known as the "blood-clotting factor". There needs to be at least 30% of the clotting factor for the blood to clot normally.

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    • East Germany

    • History
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Hamish Hughes
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Learn about East Germany with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. In East Germany, it was not uncommon to hear of secret police patrolling the streets dressed as civilians. It was not unusual to find hidden cameras lying in garbage cans. Artistic expression often led to a prison sentence, while learning about the outside world came only through censored films.

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    • Doomsday Cults

    • Culture & Religion
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Tom Parks
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Learn about the history of Doomsday Cults with iMinds insightful knowledge series. A doomsday cult is a quasi-religious group that believe the end of the world is imminent. Doomsday cults are typically led by charismatic messiah-figures, who teach that their cult holds the secret to surviving the apocalypse. More recently the term has come to include cults who carry out acts of violence or terrorism in an attempt to bring about revolutionary change.

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    • IPOs

    • Money
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Emily Sophie Knapp
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Learn about IPOs with iMinds Money's insightful fast knowledge series. IPOs or Initial Public Offerings are the sale of a company's equity to the public for the first time. By “going public”, a private company can be invested in by anyone on a stock exchange. Companies commonly “go public to” either to raise capital or to increase the company's liquidity. Previously, IPOs were limited to long established, large private firms.

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    • Galapagos Islands

    • Travel South America
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Joel Richards
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Home to the giant tortoises that gave them their name, the Galapagos Islands lie one thousand kilometres off the coast of mainland Ecuador. The famous group of islands remained untouched by humanity for thousands of years, being only charted in the seventeenth century. Two hundred years later the stunning wildlife provided Charles Darwin with the perfect place to work on his theory of evolution. Darwin’s book ‘The Origin of the Species’ was partially inspired by his trip to the Galapagos.

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    • 6minutes for 69 cents!

    • By murphyatuf on 10-04-16

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    • Penicillin

    • Medicine & Inventions
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 6 mins
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    When Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928, it was a lucky accident. He didn't realize at the time that penicillin would dramatically change the face of medicine and the pharmaceutical industry. Fleming was a researcher studying the natural antibacterial substances produced by the body. He had been working with the bacteria that caused boils. To study the bacteria he grew colonies of it on plates.

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    • The Nazca Lines

    • Culture & Religion
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the Nazca Lines with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. The Nazca Lines have been called the eighth wonder of the world. They are a series of large drawings on the ground - called geoglyphs - located in the Nazca desert, in Peru. The Nazca desert is a high plateau situated between the towns of Palpa and Nazca, which is 400 kilometres south of the Peruvian capital of Lima.

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    • Magna Carta

    • History
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Learn the history of the Magna Carta with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. Magna Carta: the great document has become synonymous with the power of the people. A medieval English charter of 63 clauses, it has become one of the most famous legal documents in history. Those who wrote the American Declaration of Independence claimed to have been inspired by it.

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    • World Bank

    • Money
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Emily Sophie Knapp
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Learn about the World Bank with iMinds Money's insightful fast knowledge series. The World Bank is an international financial institution of the UN whose purpose is the alleviation of poverty through providing leveraged loans and technical assistance to the world’s poorest countries. The World Bank was created at the Bretton Woods Conference in 1944 with the primary role of financing the post-war reconstruction of European and Asian countries devastated in World War II.

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    • Lehman Brothers

    • Politics, Law & Business
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Lehman Brothers Holding Co. was the fourth-largest U.S. investment bank before the firm's spectacular collapse in 2008. Lehman's global businesses previously generated more than $19 billion in 2007 from its vast capital markets, investment banking and investment management businesses. Lehman's Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filing on September 15, 2008 marked one of the largest bankruptcies in U.S. history.

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    • Generalist, Volume 1

    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee, Ellouise Rothwell
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
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    A compilation of diverse topics across our 12 categories. You will learn about: the history of whaling, the art of film noir, the psychology behind the Stockholm Syndrome, the history of the U.S. Federal Reserve, the story of Joan of Arc, the discovery of penicillin, the science of meteorites, the history of the D-Day Invasion, the unexplained phenomenon of crop circles, the adventure of climbing Everest, the thought of Confucius, and the start of fireworks.

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    • Excellent Compilation

    • By Michael T Schreiber on 09-18-09

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    • Prohibition

    • History
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Learn about the history of Prohibition with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. Imagine not being able to have a beer at the baseball. Or not being allowed to have a wine at the theatre. Imagine it was illegal to offer your guests a drink at your next dinner party. This is what life would be like under prohibition. Prohibition is a law that forbids the manufacturing, transportation and sale of alcoholic beverages.

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    • Short and Concise!

    • By James on 12-29-13

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    • Great Barrier Reef

    • Travel Australia
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Imagine a sea of sparkling, clear blue water speckled with multicoloured coral. Imagine crabs, turtles, dugongs, sea snakes and hundreds of species of fish swimming among this coral. Now imagine this scene stretching out for more than two thousand kilometres, or 1240 miles! This is the Great Barrier Reef, which is so expansive it is said that if you dived along it every day of your life you would not see it all.

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    • Colonialism

    • History
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Todd MacDonald
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the history of Colonialism with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds. Around 500 years ago, European nations began to explore the world around them more than ever before. With safer and faster ships, Europeans were able to sail across the globe, over oceans that had once been unnavigable. As they undertook these great voyages of discovery they encountered cultures very different to their own.

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    • Derivatives

    • Money
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Emily Sophie Knapp
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Learn about derivatives with iMinds Money's insightful fast-knowledge series. In economics, a derivative is defined as a financial instrument or an “agreement” between two parties that is based on an “underlying” and generally tangible asset, such as a stock or a commodity.

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    • Dante's Inferno

    • The Arts
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Joel Richards
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the story of Dante’s Inferno with iMinds insightful knowledge series. “Midway upon the journey of our life, I found myself in a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost.” So begins the classic text of the Inferno, a medieval poem written in 14th century Italy. Along with its sequels, Purgatorio and Paradiso, it makes up the classic Divine Comedy. But what is the poem about? In the Inferno, the narrator of the tale travels through hell.

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    • Tragedy of the Commons

    • Ideas & Concepts
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the Tragedy of the Commons with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. The Tragedy of the Commons is a situation in which a jointly owned resource is overused or destroyed because each person takes more than they would if the resource was privately owned. With each individual acting independently, the combined pressure on the resource exceeds what is in the interests of the community as a whole.

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    • Pantheon

    • Travel Rome
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Tom Parks
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Which Roman building has been used as a military fortress, a Christian church, and a fish and vegetable market during the course of its long life? The answer is the Pantheon, whose majestic columns and magnificent dome ensure its place as one of Rome’s most impressive architectural feats. Its ability to be transformed to suit different religions and cultures has ensured it has lasted for millennia.

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    • Bank Notes

    • General Knowledge
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Leah Vandenburg
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Learn about the history of Bank Notes with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds. When you think of money, the first image that comes into your head is probably a bank note. We all know what they look like and how you can use them. Bank notes are such a large part of our lives that it is hard to imagine how the world would work without them. That's why it may surprise you to learn that the bank notes we know today are a relatively recent form of money.

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    • Apartheid

    • History
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: David Whiteley
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the Apartheid Policy of South Africa with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series.

    Until 1994, only one quarter of the South African population voted in elections. People classified as "non-White" were denied basic rights, including the right to vote. This system was known as "apartheid". The word comes from Afrikaans, a South African language. It literally means "separateness" or "apartness".

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