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A History of the Inca is a historical podcast focusing on one of the largest empires in pre-columbian America. The Inca were the culmination of civilization in the Andes Mountains. The culture, government and society were unique when compared to other societies and have yet to truly be explored in the podcasting world. In A History of the Inca, we will explore pre-Inca states and the hostile world they inhabited. We will learn of the Inca origins and how they were but one of many ethnic grou ...
 
Imagine yourself seated in your favorite pub. A map lying out on the old wooden table. Whiskey liberally poured into your glass. Your guest places a finger on the map and begins “there I was …” These are true stories from expeditions and adventures as told by those who lived them. Hosted by Adventure Photo-Journalist Michael J. Reinhart.
 
Welcome you all! My name is Camilo and this will be the perfect place for you to learn Spanish. Throughout this journey, I will have two weekly episodes.The first season (English) will be oriented to people who are beginners in this language. That means learning Spanish from scratch with exercises and all the content you need from the very beginning, but also with all the cultural aspect that you don't see that often.In this season, I want you to know not only grammar, but also more about th ...
 
The Sacred Donut is an interdimensional journey through altered states of consciousness, sacred conversations and non-ordinary story telling. Podcast creator Nataline Ruth Cruz is a practitioner of many modalities, traditional and non-traditional. She is a Shamanic practitioner, learning from great teachers in the Andean and Mexica traditions, and in the Maya Cosmology. She has been walking on the Maya path for several years and has been initiated as a Maya Priest, recognized by the Maya Nat ...
 
Peru Travel Podcast is an entertaining and fun way to hear stories and learn everything you need to know about travel in Peru! Your hosts walk you through the dos and don’ts, must-sees, what to expect, and the culture of Peru. Your ears with thank you for listening if you’re an avid traveler.
 
Two best friends relive their ’Gap Year’ travelling the world in 2010, by re-reading and reflecting on the hilariously misguided blog diary they kept along the way. Just prior to smart-phones and social media taking over our travel habits, these two wide-eyed 18 year olds set off with nothing but digital cameras and a trusty blog to document their trip. From lost passports to inaccessible bank accounts, jumping out of planes and into gorges, this is a nostalgic exploration of first-time trav ...
 
Since the dawn of civilisation, humans have used everyday materials to create mathematical models of the world around them. This album explores the ancient Greeks' astrolabe as a model of the skies; the sundial, to tell the time; Babylonian clay tablets to record wages and trading of sheep; wooden tallies for bulk-buying beer, the Incas' use of knots and string, and the sophisticated number-engine invented by Charles Babbage. This material forms part of The Open University course MST121 Usin ...
 
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Siguiendo un rastro de mulas, el profesor de historia y explorador Hiram Bingham pronto cimentará su lugar en la historia al encontrar una de las maravillas del mundo. Machu Picchu, una supuesta finca de Pachacutec, es una hazaña de ingeniería que mira hacia el Valle Sagrado. Un sitio altamente religioso, Machu Picchu está lleno de huacas, templos,…
 
GRAMÁTICA: USO DE PREPOSICIONES DE, EN, SOBRE DE Posesión o pertenencia. Ejemplos: Esta es la casa de mis padres. Denota de dónde es, viene o sale alguien o algo. Ejemplos: Yo soy de Chile. Yo soy de Argentina. Material del que está hecho algo. Ejemplos: El espejo es de vidrio. La mesa es de madera. Para señalar lo contenido en alguna cosa. Ejemplo…
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the events of 21st October 1805, in which the British fleet led by Nelson destroyed a combined Franco-Spanish fleet in the Atlantic off the coast of Spain. Nelson's death that day was deeply mourned in Britain, and his example proved influential, and the battle was to help sever ties between Spain and its American em…
 
GRAMÁTICA: Anticipación del complemento Sobre la anticipación del complemento con el uso de pronombres de objeto directo, hablaremos sobre cómo un pronombre de objeto directo nos puede ayudar a hacer énfasis en una oración y remarcar la idea de lo que estamos hablando. Esto, para los nativos de inglés, puede resultar un poco sin sentido ya que en e…
 
The 260 day calendar of Mesoamerica is its oldest and most enduring measurement of time. In this episode I'll explain how it works, what it means to modern Maya people, and how the Dresden Codex contains important links between the past and present uses of the sacred Tzolk'in calendar. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=41783180)…
 
Bruce Barron is a professional expedition guide, explorer and photographer. Bruce began guiding backpacking and mountaineering trips at the age of 15, and has since led expeditions into remote areas in the Andes, Himalayas, Amazon rain forest and West Papua New Guinea. In this three-part series, Bruce recounts the experiences of a lifetime as a pro…
 
Telling the time in Spanish This is the way you can tell the time in Spanish and also how to ask for it. There are some differences between Spain and Latin America, so it is always good to check that. If you are telling the time (AM, 12:00 to 11:59) you can add "de la mañana" a the end, and if you are mean in the afternoon (PM, 12:00 to 11:59) you …
 
You’re Watching That AGAIN! is a movie Podcast from Nerd Subculture were Edwina and Jarrod discuss the movies they have re-watched a million times (or at least 10) and the emotional connections we have to them. This week, we have special guest Jarrod’s brother Alex and are discussing the 80’s slapstick comedy classic Police Academy.…
 
In this week’s episode, we relive our last full day of trekking on Peru’s iconic Inca Trail, which of course includes many gaffes, giggles and grim toilet experiences. We also hear of the after-dark campsite incident that involves a stinky foot, angry outburst and a very tender moment…By Emily and Rachel
 
GRAMÁTICA: ¿Cómo reaccionar a opiniones? Subjuntivo o Indicativo Cada vez que queremos expresar nuestra opinión, es importante revisar cómo responderemos a lo que alguien pregunte. Esto, puede influir directamente en lo que realmente opinamos o no, y y crear una falsa idea de lo que intentamos comunicar. Hoy, veremos cómo responder al momento de em…
 
Pachacutec se ha estado levantando allí en años. Todavía puede administrar su imperio desde Cuzco, pero ya no puede hacer campaña. Cuando estalla una rebelión en Collasuyu, no puede marchar con su ejército para poner a los rebeldes en su lugar. En cambio, Pachacutec debe confiar en que sus hijos vayan y apaguen la rebelión. Mientras tanto, la noble…
 
REFLEXIVE VERBS As explained in the previous episode, reflexive verbs are the reason we have to use reflexive pronouns. But how to recognize a reflexive verb? Reflexive verbs are typically the verbs that talk actions on ourselves. Of course, this is something that is not 100% cases, since we have exceptions (:P) as many other languages. The good th…
 
This week, Rachel and Emily continue re-reading their blogs from Peru's famed Inca Trail Trek, tackling the hauntingly named 'Dead Woman's Pass' at 4,200m above sea level. We also hear about the bizarre branding of certain Peruvian breakfast items, Rachel's insane approach to completing the day's trek, and the terrifying, ghostly presence that alle…
 
EXERCISES FROM THE PREVIOUS EPISODE 1. Mañana (ir/yo) ________________ a la escuela. 2. Los trabajadores (construir/ellos) ______________________ un edificio. 3. Pedro (ser/él) _______________ muy tozudo (stubborn). 4. ¿(Convencer/nosotros) _____________________ a mamá de ir al cine? 5. (Hacer/yo) _____________________ la cena, todo bien 6. (Conduc…
 
In this week's episode, we hear of Rachel and Emily's long-awaited first day of trekking the world-famous Inca Trail, led by what might be the world's surliest tourguide. We also hear about the terrible realisation that results in extreme rationing of photo taking, the truly incredible camp site in which the pair spent their first night, and the as…
 
In this episode of The Sacred Donut, we took the crew on a road trip south to Pueblo, Colorado. Southern Colorado has a special place in our hearts as we have either grew up in that area of the state or have Ancestral ties there. We took "the medicina" on the road to build bridges with sister communities, plant seeds, and to open a portal. The Pueb…
 
GRAMÁTICA En el episodio 11 ya hablé de la voz pasiva, pero esta vez, quería agregar el uso del complemento agente (CA) más el uso de esta, dado que esto aumenta su dificultad dependiendo del contexto en el que estamos. La voz pasiva con el complemente agente es un uso muy común en el español que a veces causa un poco de problemas. Muchos de los en…
 
Exercises from the previous episode: nosotros _______________ (jugar) playstation ¿ustedes _______________ (pensar) en sus abuelos? yo _______________ (medir) 1.80. tú _______________ (sentir) tu corazón. ella _______________ (dormir) por muchas horas vosotros _______________ (encender) el fuego. ¿usted _______________ (mentir) a veces? Irregular V…
 
Women have often been left on the sidelines or out of historical accounts all together. When it comes to accounts about the Inca, the situation is very much the same. However, Helen Pugh has worked to change that. Helen is the author of Intrepid Dudettes of the Inca Empire and her book explores various women throughout the time and space within the…
 
Hola a todos, sean bienvenidos al capítulo número 18 de la temporada 2. GRAMÁTICA: Futuro simple con sentido de presente para formular hipótesis: En general, este tiempo se utiliza no solo para hablar del futuro como tal, sino que también para hablar de suposiciones. Esto es muy típico en español, a diferencia del inglés, donde normalmente se utili…
 
In this week’s episode, Rachel and Emily recount the tense and anxiety-ridden day before embarking on the Inca Trail, which they spent prepping for the trek in Peru’s glorious Sacred Valley. We hear about, in detail, the pair’s shamefully low levels of fitness, encounter with a traditional (and incredibly heady) Incan beer called ‘chicha’, and deep…
 
In this episode of The Sacred Donut, we took the crew on a road trip south to Pueblo, Colorado. Southern Colorado has a special place in our hearts as we have either grew up in that area of the state or have Ancestral ties there. We took "the medicina" on the road to build bridges with sister communities, plant seeds, and to open a portal. The Pueb…
 
GRAMMAR: Irregular Verbs First case: i - ie.- In this first case, we replace the use of "e" for the diphthong "ie". This change happens always with all singular persons plus the pronoun "ellos". Some verbs with this change are: pensar (to think), cerrar (to close), empezar (to begin), calentar, (to heat), querer (to want/to love), entender (to unde…
 
En este episodio discutimos la composición de la administración Inca en el área de Cuzco y sus alrededores. Por supuesto en la cima tenemos al Sapa Inca, hijo del Sol y gobernante divino. Pero, ¿quiénes eran los otros actores clave del gobierno? Bueno, tenías la Colla, la panaca o ayllus reales, el sumo sacerdote y el Inca de Privilegio por supuest…
 
GRAMÁTICA: Hoy en la sustantivación del adjetivo, veremos cómo transformar un adjetivo en un sustantivo. Reemplazar un adjetivo por un sustantivo, parece una tarea fácil en el papel, pero no lo es del todo. Muchos problemas de comunicación ocurren debido a la sustantivación, pero es importante que aprendamos a utilizarla de buena manera. Consideran…
 
In this week's episode, Rachel and Emily relive their bus journey to the vibrant, lively ancient Inca capital of Cusco, stopping off at a bustling roadside market en route. They recall what it was like to be literally thrust a live lamb each upon exiting the bus, to have to listen to another member of their tour group honing his beginner's panpipin…
 
TAREA: Ejercicios: (Yo) _______ interesa ir a Londres. (ella) _______ encantan las manzanas. (ellos) _______ gusta ir los domingos al parque. (vosotros) ________ ¿ interesa la política? (tú) _______ encanta comer chocolate. (nosotros) _______ encanta escuchar música. Exercises: Complete by using también and tampoco. - Quiero comer pronto. - _______…
 
Maize, or corn, is grown all over the globe. But it wasn’t always this way. This plant has its origins in southern modern-day Mexico, with its parents being teosinte and tripsacum. But the off-spring of these two parent plants was quite different than the maize we know and love today, much different. In this episode we take a brief look at how maiz…
 
GRAMÁTICA La Posición del Adjetivo Si bien muchos de ustedes conocen ya de memoria los adjetivos, siempre es bueno repasar el contenido, y ver que su significado puede cambiar dependiendo de la posición en que se encuentren en una oración. Comúnmente, el hablar de adjetivos se ve como un contenido fácil, pero el cambio de posición de estos, es algo…
 
In this week's episode, Rachel and Emily visit the community living on Lake Titicaca's Uros Reed Islands, making giant nuisances of themselves, as we've now all come to expect. We also listen in as the pair relive the historic evening meal whereby they and their wider tour group sample traditional Peruvian cuisine, including baked flan, alpaca meat…
 
TAREA: Ejercicios: Ellos son _________ hermanos Esta es _________ gata. Ese es ________ grupo de amigos. María, ¿dónde está _______ auto? Mamá, ¿tienes tú ________ tarea? Ellos son __________ primos. VERBOS GUSTAR, INTERESAR Y ENCANTAR fascinar Indirect Object Pronouns (yo) me (tú) te (él) le (nosotros) nos (vosotros) os (ellos) les This indirect o…
 
Pachacutec ha sido Sapa Inca durante bastante tiempo. Ha expandido el estado y ha transformado la religión del Inca. Ahora es el momento de que difunda las leyes a los que ahora gobierna. Si desea apoyar el programa monetariamente, haga clic en el siguiente enlace: https://www.patreon.com/incapodcast. ¡Y gracias! Siga el programa en Twitter @Incapo…
 
In this special episode, Rachel and Emily sit down with their respective mums and a nice cuppa to talk about the gap year from their perspective. We hear about what it was like for Yvonne and Jane to wave off their stupidly young offspring, only to hear nothing from them for several weeks, and have to listen to tales of lost passports, inaccessible…
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the republic that emerged from the union of the Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the 14th Century. At first this was a personal union, similar to that of James I and VI in Britain, but this was formalised in 1569 into a vast republic, stretching from the Baltic to the Black Sea. Kings and princes fro…
 
GRAMÁTICA: EL HIATO Ejemplos: - Cuando hay dos vocales juntas pero en distintas sílabas. Ejemplo: po-se-er: se acentúa según las reglas de acentuación (aguda, terminada "r" <>). cré-e-me: se acentúa según las reglas de acentuación (esdrújula). - Cuando hay dos vocales abiertas distinas (/a/, /e/, /o/). Ejemplo: le-ón: se acentúa segú…
 
Alex Chionetti is a renowned South American explorer, film-maker and writer. He was awarded the Explorer's Medal from the Andean Explorer Foundation for his explorations in the Andes and Amazon jungles. Alex is best known for his expeditions to the cave of the Tayos. In this interview, Alex shares experiences from his expeditions and the fellow exp…
 
VERBOS CON ROPA: llevar, usar, traer, tener, andar (con), Llevar/usar/andar are regular verbs, so they will always follow the same principle. Yo llevo / uso / ando Tú llevas Él lleva nos. llevamos vos. lleváis ellos llevan Traer/tener are just a bit different. Not entirely regular, but you can still find some regularity on them, especially at the e…
 
The Inca and their predecessors did not use writing as they governed. However, there were khipus. Made of woven string and linked together with various knots, the decipherment of khipus is still a work in progress. In this episode we will discuss what we know so far about the khipus and discuss how researchers have interpreted specific cases. If un…
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the race to build an atom bomb in the USA during World War Two. Before the war, scientists in Germany had discovered the potential of nuclear fission and scientists in Britain soon argued that this could be used to make an atom bomb, against which there could be no defence other than to own one. The fear among the Al…
 
Gramática: Excepciones de reglas de acentuación Diptongos: Combinación de vocales en una misma sílaba, comúnmente abiertas y cerradas. Cuando hay dos vocales en una sílaba, una abierta y una cerrada. (a, e, o + u, i). Tilde agrega en la primera vocal. cantáis bailáis saltáis Cuando hay dos vocales en una sílaba, dos vocales cerradas juntas (i-u). E…
 
In this week’s episode, Rachel and Emily meet their homestay family on Lake Titicaca’s Amantani Island, and manage to utterly disgrace themselves by performing a meticulously choreographed rendition of an obscure song from a cult British sit-com. We also hear of the wonderful evening the pair spent trying to communicate with their host family using…
 
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