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Our listeners say, “If TEDTalks met Oprah you’d have the Unmistakable Creative.” Eliminate the feeling of being stuck in your life, blocked in your creativity, and discover higher levels of meaning and purpose in your life and career. Listen to deeply personal, insightful, and thought-provoking stories from the world’s leading thinkers and doers including best-selling authors, artists, peak performance psychologists, happiness researchers, entrepreneurs, startup founders, artists, venture ca ...
 
Learn French in coffee-break lessons from the Radio Lingua Network. In each lesson we'll focus on the language you need to know and before long you'll be making yourself understood with native French speakers. Season 1 lessons are for absolute beginners, and the courses increase in difficulty as the seasons progress. 386357
 
Do you want to get a band 7 on the IELTS exam? IELTS exam preparation doesn’t have to be hard or boring! It can be fun! Lindsay and Jessica from All Ears English are back with a new way to help you achieve the IELTS score you need for the General or the Academic exam! We’ll give you IELTS strategies, practice, tips, tricks, and secrets using real English examples. We’ll show you how to take control of the Speaking Section by reducing anxiety, panic, and fear. You’ll learn what to do when you ...
 
Creative Pep Talk helps you build a thriving creative practice! Each week, host Andy J. Pizza serves up monologues and interviews with creative powerhouses like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Abbi Jacobson and Morgan Harper Nichols that are chocked to the brim with creative performance hacks and fresh marketing tactics. Time to fill up your tank with a generous helping of PEP! Open up your ears and get that breakthrough perspective you need, the second you need it! Andy J. Pizza is an illustrator for ...
 
The English Language Broadcast of Radio Exterior de España has been on the air since 1944. Our daily broadcasts seek to inform listeners about goings-on in Spain, as well as offer a Spanish perspective on world events. News, sports and weather, presented live, are followed on weekdays by a variety of different programs on subjects ranging from art and culture to history, politics, and the latest trends. These programs can be heard again at the weekend.
 
Word Matters is a show for readers, writers, and anyone who ever loved their English class. Join Merriam-Webster editors as they challenge supposed grammar rules, reveal the surprising origins behind words, tackle common questions, and generally geek out about the beautiful nightmare that is language.
 
True stories for English speakers learning Spanish. From the makers of Duolingo, the most popular language-learning app, comes a new podcast that delivers fascinating real-life stories in easy-to-understand Spanish with English narration. These are not language lessons; they’re life lessons through language. Hosted by Martina Castro, co-founder of NPR’s Radio Ambulante.
 
Abhishek and Jessica are an Indian-American, cultural anthropologist and writer cross-cultural couple doing life in India. As a returning NRI, Abhishek brings his American wife and kids back to a non-metropolitan city in India. On their journey, they explore the less known aspects of the shifting Indian landscape through a multicultural lens. They offer deep dives into Indian culture, tips on navigating interracial marriage, cross cultural parenting, learning Hindi and advice for navigating ...
 
Ever wanted to know how music affects your brain, what quantum mechanics really is, or how black holes work? Do you wonder why you get emotional each time you see a certain movie, or how on earth video games are designed? Then you’ve come to the right place. Each week, Sean Carroll will host conversations with some of the most interesting thinkers in the world. From neuroscientists and engineers to authors and television producers, Sean and his guests talk about the biggest ideas in science, ...
 
The Art of Charm is where self-motivated people, just like you, come to learn from the company’s coaches about to how to master human dynamics, relationships, and becoming your best self with the help of Johnny and AJ, the company’s founders. Johnny and AJ bring their 11 years of coaching experience from their famous Bootcamps, where they host clients in Los Angeles from all over the world and they share their stories, best practices and themselves on this weekly podcast. Not only does The A ...
 
Welcome to our whimsical adventure of idioms and other turns of phrase. Each week, we delve into the origins of phrases to find out how they came into the English language. We tell the story of how the phrase got from its beginnings to where it is today. Shauna and Dan are two big nerds, so expect some geek culture references, random trivia facts, and loads of laughs!
 
ESOL listening practice materials for English language learners. Prepared by ‘one of the best writers of language learner materials in English'. All levels including IELTS, FCE, GCSE etc. Linked worksheets and other learning resources can be found here: https://esolepacks.com/
 
The Yale University Press Podcast is a series of in-depth conversations with experts and authors on a range of topics including politics, history, science, art, and more for those who are intellectually curious. Michael Hoak hosts with Jessica Holahan discussing all things art and architecture and occasional appearances by Yale University Press director John Donatich.
 
The Creative Condition podcast show is a series of open, honest conversations with people from the creative industry and beyond, who share the story of their creativity, both the nature and the nurture, the chaos and the calm, hosted by illustrator and writer Ben Tallon. Creativity is an often misunderstood pillar of human happiness. Little by little, Ben builds an archive of valuable stories, experiences and tips to help you maximise yours. Supported by http://illustrationx.com & The Associ ...
 
Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears. These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was ...
 
The arts community is diverse, vibrant, and vital. Connected is a podcast where the directors of Side Street Studio Arts have conversations with members of the local, regional, and national arts community discussing their work, trends in the arts, life, and how despite our differences we are all Connected. Join us each Wednesday for a new episode. Interviews may contain adult language and themes.
 
The Splendid Table has always connected people through the common language of food and eating. Now with award-winning food journalist Francis Lam at the helm, we’re bringing forward even more fresh voices and surprising conversations at the intersection of food, people and culture – covering everything from the global appeal of sesame to the impact of Instagram on everyday eating. It’s a food show where everyone is welcome. Produced by American Public Media.
 
Life doesn't have a script. At least, it doesn't have to. Hosts Katy Sewall and Tiffany Parks explore the challenges and joys of moving abroad and moving home. Whether you’re living overseas, or not — or not yet — join us weekly for unadulterated conversation. Get to know Rome. Laugh at our embarrassments and insights. Most of all, imagine the possibilities for your own life (and meet some famous authors along the way).
 
I am a student of language and literature. I have been reading, writing, and studying for most of my life. I received a B.A. in English from Fresno State and then went on to receive an M.A. and Ph.D. in English at Indiana University. I am interested in literature, philosophy, history and gardening. For the last 16 years, I have been a teacher at Peninsula College and, when not working, reading, or writing, spend much of my time in my garden. Note-Content belongs to Wes Cecil, this podcast mi ...
 
The Contemplify podcast kindles the examined life through artful musings with scholars, creatives and master teachers. Contemplify seeks to glean wisdom from master contemplatives across the ages (Thomas Merton, Simone Weil, Lao Tzu, Ralph Waldo Emerson to name a few) by those who know them best—the scholars who have devoted themselves to studying, embracing and teaching the contemplative’s life and work in the world. Interviews with creatives and master teachers shine a light forward on eng ...
 
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How does one go about inventing a language? David J. Peterson is the creator of the Dothraki and Valyrian languages for fantasy series Game of Thrones, as well as many others. He joins Michael Rosen for a playful discussion about all things conlang, and Michael tries his luck at inventing a new language for bacteria. Produced by Eliza Lomas for BBC…
 
Taking on Macbeth is a mammoth task for any director but try translating and performing it entirely in Noongar. In our next conversation between legends of Australian theatre, Wesley Enoch meets Noongar actor, director and translator Kylie Bracknell (Kaarljilba Kaardn).Also, we hear a scene from the world premiere of York at Black Swan State Theatr…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 25, 2021 is: hagiography • \hag-ee-AH-gruh-fee\ • noun 1 : biography of saints or venerated persons 2 : idealizing or idolizing biography Examples: "Music documentaries can veer into hagiography. That's not this story. It goes up and down, with constant left turns and surprises you don't expect." — Edgar W…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 24, 2021 is: lexical • \LEK-sih-kul\ • adjective 1 : of or relating to words or the vocabulary of a language as distinguished from its grammar and construction 2 : of or relating to a lexicon or to lexicography Examples: As stated in the catalog, the university's second-year language courses are designed t…
 
What is it that makes people fall in love? It's one of the greatest mysteries of being human. I walked into the bookstore here in Colorado and stumbled upon Mandy Len Catron's memoir, How to Fall In Love with Anyone by Asking Them 36 Questions, and I couldn't help but wonder if these questions really could make you fall in love with anyone. My room…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 23, 2021 is: expropriate • \ek-SPROH-pree-ayt\ • verb 1 : to deprive of possession or proprietary rights 2 : to transfer (the property of another) to one's own possession Examples: The city council rejected a proposal to expropriate private property for the highway expansion. "Newspapers, in particular, ha…
 
If you’ve ever wondered what’s for lunch at Perry Farrell’s house, or where The Roots’ Questlove turns for DJ inspiration, look to The Avalanches for the answer. The Melbourne-based electronic group has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music and waded through “seven layers of shit” to complete their long-awaited second album, Wildflow…
 
When we say that a child is full of divilment, are we saying that they are possessed by Satan? No, we are not. In today's episode, Darach, Gearóidín and Peadar consider the concept of the devil in the Irish language. Why does diabhal scéal (devil a story) mean no story? What's the deal with the devil being buried in Killarney? Were politicians awar…
 
As China experiments with frozen treats, people can now find popsicles shaped like the Great Wall of China, boba tea-flavored ice pops and even peppercorn-flavored ice cream. China's gelato shop owners say ice cream is gaining popularity the same way coffee did 30 years ago.By The World
 
Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify First Draft Episode #315: Isaac Fitzsimons Isaac Fitzsimons is the debut author of The Passing Playbook. This episode was brought to you by Vision Season, a seven-week, virtual master class in tending your creative garden with award-winning author Elana K. Arnold (hear her First Draft interviews here and here). Th…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 22, 2021 is: guttural • \GUTT-uh-rul\ • adjective 1 : articulated in the throat 2 : velar 3 : being or marked by utterance that is strange, unpleasant, or disagreeable Examples: We asked the bouncer for directions, but he only responded with an inarticulate guttural grunt. "And when you hear the strange gu…
 
Everyone has their favorite book, author, or series, but when children fall in love with a book, that love can border on obsession. (And how lovely that is to witness!) Of course all demographics, from toddlers to great-great-grandmothers, can count Harry Potter mega-fans in their numbers, but for kids, that Harry Potter magic was extra special. To…
 
What a gift the human self is. It enables you to sense and reflect upon your own existence; examine the past and plan for the future; check certain impulses in order to reach for other aims; and conceptualize how others see you, allowing you to better connect with them. But, my guest says, the blessing of the self also comes with a curse, one we ne…
 
From Aesop’s Fables to the Bible, Shauna and Dan look at how A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing made it into English and how we still use it today. Along the way, we learn Dan believes in aliens, mostly cause as Shauna says, "Space: There’s a lot of it." Bonus: Dan mixes up baby bears and baby wolves for no apparent reason. Copyright 2021 by The Readiness …
 
We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2018: Their hero is Jordan Belfort, their social media feeds display super-rich lifestyles. But what are these self-styled traders really selling? By Symeon Brown. Help support our independent journa…
 
Smiley Poswolsky says the average American hasn't made a new friend in the last five years. We discuss why loneliness is a growing epidemic and how we can combat it by connecting with others. Smiley offers practical habits and playful reminders on how to create meaningful connections, make new friends, and deepen relationships. Smiley Poswolsky is …
 
SSSA Founder and Executive Director Erin Rehberg talks with creative Lindsay Johnson, whose work is current featured in the Gallery at Side Street in Deep Waters, Johnson's first-ever solo exhibition. Artist mother and educator, Lindsay Johnson constructed narrative works on panels with acrylic, photographs, or found material to reconstruct moments…
 
Cara Leopold helps adventurous expats and intrepid travelers understand fast-talking native English speakers, themselves, and the world around them by watching and discussing movies. In this episode, I asked Cara all about her experience with learning and teaching languages using movies. We spoke a lot about listening skills and the use of subtitle…
 
Welcome to the 10th episode of the IELTS Plus English Podcast! In this episode, I will give you my answers and tips on the topic of 'Clothes'. Remember, every episode comes with a free handout giving you this topics most common questions, vocabulary, and phrases. Just come to https://www.jacks-english.com/ to download for FREE!…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 21, 2021 is: receipt • \rih-SEET\ • noun 1 a : a writing acknowledging the receiving of goods or money b receipts, plural, informal : proof, evidence 2 : the act or process of receiving 3 : something received — usually used in plural 4 : recipe Examples: If you find that the item has been damaged during sh…
 
Get your estimated IELTS Band Score. Take the IELTS Quiz at https://www.allearsenglish.com/myscore You have two choices in IELTS Speaking Part 2- the fancy, harder way, or the simple, easier way. The question is, which way gets you the better score? Find out today with our sample answers all about puzzles.…
 
First: what does it mean when someone in politics is accused of sounding a 'dog whistle'? And why does the canine metaphor continue in the term 'red meat'? Then: aces are wild as we explore some of the words and phrases from the card table. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do…
 
We catch up with the strange knight in the white armor, the boy who doesn't know his own past, as he travels the realm, and we witness him come up against the cursed fortress known as the Dolorous Guard. The creature is an old bearded dude who's like a male siren, which, if you're into murderous older fishermen, might be your thing? -- Sponsors! Bo…
 
In this lesson to help you improve your English listening, we take a quiz together about food. What better way to learn English than to talk about food? We'll discuss the English verb, mash. We'll talk about the difference between soup and chowder. We'll also explain the difficult English word, polarizing. Some of the food caterogies we'll talk abo…
 
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