Category Archives: Podcast Episodes

Episode 85: Surprising Pakistan

Episode 85: Surprising Pakistan

Nick and Wendy talk about one of their favourite (and most surprising) countries: Pakistan. They discuss Pakistan’s friendly people and beautiful mountain scenery. 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 84: St. Louis

Episode 84: St. Louis

Our guest Alex talks about his hometown of St. Louis in the United States. He talks about the city’s famous arch, its charm and what he thinks of its reputation as the best baseball town in America. 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 83: Summer in Iceland

Episode 83: Summer in Iceland

Nick and Wendy talk about Iceland, which Wendy ranked as her fourth favourite country in the world. They discuss the extraordinary natural beauty of Iceland and doing a hike that didn’t exactly go according to plan. 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 82: Lemurs in Madagascar

Episode 82: Lemurs in Madagascar

Nick and Wendy talk about their visit to Madagascar several years ago. The highlight, of course, was all the different lemurs 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 81: Papua New Guinea

Episode 81: Papua New Guinea

Our guest Joanna talks about her experiences living and working in Papua New Guinea. She discusses PNG’s languages, culture and love for her favourite sport, rugby league. 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 80: Chocolate Festival

Episode 80: Chocolate Festival

Nick and Wendy talk about visiting the chocolate festival held in the beautiful medieval town of Óbidos in Portugal. 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 79: Alternative Berlin

Episode 79: Alternative Berlin

On a short trip to Berlin, Nick and Wendy take an ‘alternative’ walking tour to discover some of the lesser known sites and areas of the 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 78: Berlin, 1989

Episode 78: Berlin, 1989

Our guest, Nick’s brother Tim, talks about being in Germany as a teenager when the Berlin Wall came down in November 1989 and visiting Berlin shortly afterwards. 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 77: Ice Skating

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Episode 77: Ice Skating

Wendy talks about her love for ice skating. She talks about the many opportunities she had to go ice skating while living in Switzerland and her search for a skating rink this winter while living in Portugal. 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 76: The Winter Olympics

Episode 76: The Winter Olympics

Nick and Wendy talk about their memories of the Winter Olympics from childhood, and Nick talks about his experiences volunteering and working at four Winter Olympics for the Olympic News Service. 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.