Love chocolate? Then listen to the rich history of the cacao fruit, the source of modern confectionery, in our latest podcast [ Bbc.in Link ]. In Latin America, empires fought battles for the control of the best trees, traders used cacao beans instead of money and on ships bound for Europe cacao was kept in safes alongside precious jewels. Plus the secrets of why for the last four centuries...
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Love chocolate Then listen to the rich history of the cacao fruit

The Bittersweet Tale of Cocoa: The Forum Podcast

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Choc and cheese: why Colombians love dunking cheese in a special kind of hot chocolate and what you need to make it. Recipe by celebrated chef Maricel Presilla. [ Bbc.in Link ]
Choc and cheese why Colombians love dunking cheese in a special kind

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Hot chocolate to the rescue: in the Aztec empire cacao was so highly prized that captives able to make delicious cacao drinks would sometimes be spared from being sacrificed. [ Bbc.in Link ]
Hot chocolate to the rescue in the Aztec empire cacao was so

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Find out how bubble tea represents the diversity of Taiwan [ Bbc.in Link ]
Find out how bubble tea represents the diversity of Taiwan

Taiwan: An Island History, The Forum - BBC World Service

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If someone asks you how tall you are, what do you say? You may be surprised to learn that the key element of your answer is a 200-year old platinum metre stick kept in the French national archives. To find out how it got there and why it was made in the first place, listen to the story of the Metre in our latest podcast
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If someone asks you how tall you are what do you say

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Metric failure: will the USA ever fully embrace the metre as a basic length unit? [ Bbc.in Link ]
Metric failure: will the USA ever fully embrace the metre as a basic length unit

Metric Failure: Why the US resists adopting the metre, How the Metre...

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How did we know what exact length to make the first prototype of the metre? Quentin Cooper and guests follow the far-from-straight story of the metre [ Bbc.in Link ]
How did we know what exact length to make the first prototype

How the Metre Changed the World, The Forum - BBC World Service

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A global revolution: why the 1799 inauguration of the metre as a basic unit of length was the first step towards a joined-up world [ Bbc.in Link ]
A global revolution why the 1799 inauguration of the metre as a

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The Belle Epoque, a Golden Age of art, technology and saucy dancing. [ Bbc.in Link ]
The Belle Epoque a Golden Age of art technology and saucy dancing

The Belle Epoque: A Golden Age?, The Forum - BBC World Service

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How the KGB was the ‘sword and the shield’ of the Soviet Union. [ Bbc.in Link ]
How the KGB was the ‘sword and the shield’ of the Soviet Union

The KGB: Secrets and Spies, The Forum - BBC World Service

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Five thousand years of sublime art. The Magic of Bronze, our latest podcast [ Bbc.in Link ]
Five thousand years of sublime art The Magic of Bronze our latest podcast

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Does Beethoven’s music encourage you to be brave or subversive? [ Bbc.in Link ]
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Does one of Beethoven’s late string quartets hold the key to the composer’s innermost secrets? [ Bbc.in Link ]
The yellow scourge of the tropics returns: will knowing the history of controlling yellow fever help us deal better with current outbreaks? [ Bbc.in Link ]
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Taming the ‘yellow jack’: a century of efforts to understand and prevent yellow fever. Our latest podcast [ Bbc.in Link ]
Taming the yellow jack a century of efforts to understand and prevent

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The remarkable bravery of doctors, nuns and priests who looked after thousands of Memphis citizens stricken by the yellow fever epidemic of 1878 and often paid the ultimate price. [ Bbc.in Link ]