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.
What is the I.O.C.?
Saturday 24 July 2021
: What is the I.O.C.? Thanks for asking!Yesterday saw the Tokyo Olympic Games begin with the traditional opening ceremony. For the first time...
What is the global bike shortage?
Thursday 22 July 2021
: What is the global bike shortage? Thanks for asking!Cycling has enjoyed a huge boom since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Local...
What is Eswatini?
Wednesday 21 July 2021
: What is Eswatini? Thanks for asking!Situated between South Africa and Mozambique in southern Africa, the small landlocked country of...
What is mansplaining?
Monday 19 July 2021
: What is mansplaining? Thanks for asking!Have you ever noticed a man explaining something to a woman in a supremely confident way which...
What is the digital divide?
Saturday 17 July 2021
: What is the digital divide? Thanks for asking!Whether you’re a regular Do You Really Know? listener or just tuning in for the first time,...
What is Hungary’s anti-LGBT law?
Thursday 15 July 2021
: What is Hungary’s anti-LGBT law? Thanks for asking!Exactly a week ago, Hungary’s controversial anti-LGBT law came into effect. It...
What is space tourism?
Wednesday 14 July 2021
: What is space tourism? Thanks for asking!Just over a week ago, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos stepped down from his position as the company’s...
What is Ocean Viking?
Monday 12 July 2021
: What is Ocean Viking? Thanks for asking!The Ocean Viking humanitarian vessel now has well over 500 survivors on board, located in waters...
What is the orgasm gap?
Saturday 10 July 2021
: What is the orgasm gap? Thanks for asking!July 31st is National Orgasm Day in a number of Western countries, including the UK, US, Australia...
Who is Quentin Tarantino?
Thursday 08 July 2021
: Who is Quentin Tarantino? Thanks for asking!What’s your favourite Tarantino film? Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill, Inglorious...
What is a heat dome?
Wednesday 07 July 2021
: What is a heat dome? Thanks for asking!The Pacific north-west is typically a mild region when it comes to weather. But in late June, Western...
What is the Olympic flame?
Monday 05 July 2021
: What is the Olympic flame? Thanks for asking!As Japan prepares to host the delayed 2020 Olympics, let’s look at one of the Games’ iconic...
What is the glass ceiling?
Saturday 03 July 2021
: What is the glass ceiling? Thanks for asking!When talking about diversity and inclusion, the glass ceiling refers to an invisible barrier...
What is the offside rule?
Thursday 01 July 2021
: What is the offside rule? Thanks for asking!Now, now, let’s not get carried away. England may have beaten old rivals Germany on Tuesday...
What is Auroville?
Wednesday 30 June 2021
: What is Auroville? Thanks for asking!Imagine a world without politics, religion or nationality. Well, Auroville is perhaps as close as...
What is Straight Edge?
Monday 28 June 2021
: What is Straight Edge? Thanks for asking!The music you’re listening to comes from 1980s American hardcore punk band Minor Threat and...
What is Oceanix City?
Saturday 26 June 2021
: What is Oceanix City? Thanks for asking!It might sound like a theme park or the latest sci-fi comic series, but Oceanix City is actually a...
What is zythology?
Thursday 24 June 2021
: What is zythology? Thanks for asking! With bars and pubs open for business again, there’s plenty more opportunity for each of us to...
What is the Tigray Region?
Wednesday 23 June 2021
: What is the Tigray Region? Thanks for asking!On June 11th, the USA and European Union issued a joint call to end what they described as a...
What is coliving?
Monday 21 June 2021
: What is coliving? Thanks for asking!Born in the 2000s on the West Coast of the US, coliving is an emerging form of residential community...
What is polyandry?
Saturday 19 June 2021
: What is polyandry? Thanks for asking!When we talk about polygamy, we often automatically think of its most common and accepted form, which...
What is the Global Minimum Tax?
Thursday 17 June 2021
: What is the global minimum tax? Thanks for asking! At the end of last week, finance ministers from the G7 countries met in London and...
What is sea snot?
Wednesday 16 June 2021
: What is sea snot? Thanks for asking!In the last few weeks, a thick and foul-smelling foam known as mucilage has appeared in the Marmara Sea...
Who is Bo Burnham?
Monday 14 June 2021
: Who is Bo Burnham? Thanks for asking!Five years after Bo Burnham’s last comedy special, he released Inside on Netflix on May 30th. To mark...
What is the Smurfette Principle?
Saturday 12 June 2021
: What is the Smurfette Principle? Thanks for asking!Does that ring a bell? How many of you spent hours in front of the Smurfs as children?...