Ric is a web developer from the small island of Guernsey. He is an avid podcast listener and loves learning and creating so when his young son asked to start a podcast he lept at the opportunity and The Curiosity of a Child was born. Not famous enough to have his own Wikipedia page (although he did once 'out headline an earthquake' on local radio) he still hopes to spread joy, knowledge and a smile to the world.
Every 19 September is International Talk Like a Pirate Day and we thought we’d celebrate with some pirate tales, history and facts. We aren’t just looking at the golden age of piracy though - we take our time machine to see how Julius Caesar handles being captured by pirates and tell the tale of the Eustace Black Monk. He was a medieval pirate, monk and necromancer who spread fear through the English channel fighting for both England and France. Anton uncovers various pirate facts and rights some wrongs in how we view them and teaches me some pirate lingo! So let’s hoist our sails and journey together once more.
This episode we travel far back in time to look at some frozen dogs found in the Siberian tundra. These amazingly preserved animals are helping scientists understand the evolution and domestication of modern-day canines - could they be ancestors of the first Russian space dogs?We follow this with the life of Margaret Ann Neve, the first woman to live to 110 years and span three different centuries – truly a Guernsey Great!Please follow us on twitter @curichildpod and rate, review, subscribe and share the podcast.
Since the last episode Anton has turned 10 so as a little treat and a sign of his new levels of responsibility he selected the topic for this show. We’ll not reveal it here but it’s fun and maybe a tiny bit rude but still full of science, facts and history! Anton also has a lovely birthday message from the Flatpack History of Sweden podcast and we even had some fan art! Don’t forget we now have a website thecuriosityofachild.com and are on Twitter @curichildpod
Anton is soon to be 10 years old! I'd love if you could send him birthday wishes to @curichildpod on Twitter, or visit our website: https://thecuriosityofachild.com/ I know Anton would love some reviews for his birthday too! ;)
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Creator Details

Nov 12th, 1980
St Peter Port, Guernsey, Guernsey
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9 hours, 45 minutes
Podchaser Creator ID logo 068328