Category Archives: Podcast Episodes

Episode 122: Return to Rio

Episode 122: Return to Rio

Nick and Wendy return to the city of Rio de Janeiro, the last major destination on their trip in South America. They talk about Rio’s staggering natural beauty, from the beaches to the mountains. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.

Episode 121: New Zealand

Episode 121: New Zealand

Our guest Jovanka talks about her home country of New Zealand. In particular, she discusses the differences between the north and south islands, the indigenous Māori culture, the All Blacks, and New Zealand’s rivalry with Australia. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.

Episode 120: Afro-Brazilian Religion

Episode 120: Afro-Brazilian Religion

While in Salvador, Nick and Wendy attended a ceremony of the Afro-Brazilian religion candomblé. In this episode, they talk about the experience and the religion in general. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.

Episode 119: Salvador

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Episode 119: Salvador

Nick and Wendy visit the Brazilian city of Salvador de Bahia. They talk about the Afro-Brazilian culture of Salvador, including music and capoeira. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.

Episode 118: Colonial Cities

Episode 118: Colonial Cities

Nick and Wendy continue their trip in Brazil and visit three colonial cities in the northeast of the country: São Luís, Recife and Olinda. They talk about their experiences in each city. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.

Episode 117: Planned Cities

Episode 117: Planned Cities

Nick and Wendy visit the Brazilian capital Brasília. They talk about their impressions of Brasília and about other planned cities such as Washington, D.C. and Canberra. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.

Episode 116: The Pantanal

Episode 116: The Pantanal

Back in Brazil, Nick and Wendy visit the world’s largest wetlands area: the Pantanal. In particular, they talk about the animals they saw while they were there. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.

Episode 115: Into the Mines

Episode 115: Into the Mines

Nick and Wendy visit a working silver mine in Bolivia. They talk about the extremely difficult conditions they saw and the impactful experience they had in the mines. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.

Episode 114: Roman Stories IV (Jill)

Episode 114: Roman Stories IV (Jill)

Our guest Jill talks about why she moved to Rome 13 years ago. She chooses her favourite place in Rome and explains why life in Italy is different from life in the States. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.

Episode 113: Beautiful Bolivia

Episode 113: Beautiful Bolivia

Nick and Wendy talk about returning to Bolivia 13 years after their last visit. In particular, they discuss the country’s amazing natural beauty, including the world-famous Salar de Uyuni salt flats. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.