#310 | A History of Vampires | Fangs, Fear and Fiction

English Learning for Curious Minds

27-10-2022 • 21 minutos

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For hundreds of years, people have been afraid of blood-sucking creatures that rise from the dead.

But where does the vampire myth actually come from, what happened to the people accused of being a vampire, and what if there was a simple, biological explanation for it all?

  • The start of Bram Stoker's Dracula
  • The fundamental characteristics of vampires
  • Vampires in ancient European folklore
  • Why people might have thought vampires needed to drink blood
  • Vampires being blamed for the plague
  • The Great Vampire Epidemic
  • The story of Petar Blagojević
  • John Polidori’s The Vampyre
  • Vampires & Vlad The Impaler
  • Vampires on film
  • Modern vampires

Full interactive transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/vampires


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