Category Archives: Podcast Episodes

Episode 107: Rio de Janeiro, 1995

Episode 107: Rio de Janeiro, 1995

As Nick and Wendy prepare to go to Brazil, Wendy reminisces about the time she went to Rio de Janeiro to study Portuguese as a university student in 1995. 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 106: Roman Stories II (Wendy)

Episode 106: Roman Stories II (Wendy)

In the second episode of Roman Stories, Wendy talks about how she found herself living in Rome many years ago and why she keeps going back, as well as nominating her favourite neighbourhood in Rome. 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 105: Learning German

Episode 105: Learning German

Nick’s brother Tim returns to the podcast to talk about his experiences learning German while living in Germany, both as a teenager and as an adult. 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 104: Roman Stories I (Nick)

Episode 104: Roman Stories I (Nick)

In the first of our Roman Stories episodes, Nick shares the story of how he visited Rome for the first time and how he eventually came to live there and to fall in love with 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 103: Slovakia

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Episode 103: Slovakia

Nick and Wendy talk about their recent trip to Slovakia in Central Europe. They discuss Slovakia’s natural beauty as well as its cities and castles and how it’s a fairly undiscovered country. 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 102: Family

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Episode 102: Family

Our guest, Nick’s mother Marion, talks about her family and her mother’s life journey, from the Netherlands to Indonesia to spending time in a Japanese prison camp in World War II to finally moving to 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 101: Prague

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Episode 101: Prague

Nick and Wendy recently visited Prague in the Czech Republic. They talk about what they did there and they also reminisce about their previous trips to Prague in 2000-2001. 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 100: Rome

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Episode 100: Rome

For our 100th episode, Nick and Wendy talk about their favourite city in the world: Rome, Italy. They discuss Rome’s historical layers and the difficulty of having a functioning modern city on top of an ancient 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 99: Europe, 1969

Episode 99: Europe, 1969

Our guest, Nick’s mother Marion, talks about visiting Europe as a 21-year-old in 1969. In particular, she talks about travelling to Europe from Australia by boat and visiting places places like London, Prague and Rome. 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 98: Tunisia

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Episode 98: Tunisia

Nick and Wendy talk about visiting the North African country of Tunisia. They talk about Tunisia’s cultural heritage, taking a Roman bath, and accidentally stumbling onto a tourist resort. 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.