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A podcast for people who use English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) in their work environment and want to improve their overall language skills. In each episode, hosts Skip Montreux, Dez Morgan, and Samantha Vega discuss Business news making headlines around the world. Through their discussions, Skip, Dez and Samantha introduce English vocabulary & phrases related to business, review grammar, and identify cultural differences found in International business situations. An excellen ...
 
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In this podcast episode, Skip Montreux and Dez Morgan discuss the growing problem of reverse logistics. What is reverse logistics? How is it affecting retailers? How could it hurt consumers in the future? Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Contact Skip, Dez, and Samantha at downtobusin…
 
In our 200th episode of Down to Business English, Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega report on the sticky situation in the maple syrup industry. Is the world heading toward a maple syrup shortage? What has put us in this situation? And what steps are being taken to avoid a potential crisis? Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English…
 
In this podcast episode, Skip Montreux speaks with Stephen Devincenzi - the founder and host of the English learning podcast SEND7 - Simple English News Daily in 7 Minutes. Stephen tells Skip about his experiences learning Spanish and French, and how they motivated him to start the SEND7 podcast. Samantha Vega is here too, helping explain useful vo…
 
In this podcast episode, Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega explore the topic of inflation. What is inflation? What causes it? Are we entering a period of runaway inflation not seen since the 1970s? Listen in to learn more. Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Contact Skip, Dez, and Samanth…
 
In this second part of a two-part interview, Corinna Andony tells Skip about her path to becoming a risk analyst, as well as opportunities in the industry for those interested in pursuing this type of professional career. Samantha Vega is here too! With great vocabulary explanations and examples. Listen in to learn more. Visit Apple Podcasts to sub…
 
In this rebroadcast of D2B 146, Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega talk about the history of this annual sales event. How did it start? Why is it called Black Friday? Why is it such an important date on a retailer’s calendar? Listen in to learn the answers to these questions, and more. Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rat…
 
Skip Montreux speaks with risk analyst Corinna Andony. In this first part of a two-part interview, Corinna explains what risk management entails and the two branches of risk management. Samantha Vega is here too! With great vocabulary explanations and examples. Listen in to learn more. Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, …
 
Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega discuss two news stories that have recently caught their attention. Samantha talks about help for homeless university students in the USA, and Skip reports on an anime animator internship program sponsored by Netflix in Japan. Listen in to learn more about these recent headlines. Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to …
 
Dez Morgan fills in Skip Montreux on what is happening on the ground in Glasgow, Scotland at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, otherwise known as COP26. Who is attending? What is being discussed? What effect is the conference having - not just on the climate, but on the people of Glasgow? Listen in to learn the answers to these question…
 
Skip Montreux and Dez Morgan discuss the global semiconductor shortage – Chipageddon. What caused this shortage? How is it affecting businesses and consumers? How long will this shortage last? Listen in to learn the answers to these questions and more. Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment…
 
Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega discuss The Great Resignation happening in the US and around the world. Why are so many people quitting their jobs? Is this a temporary situation? Or are we entering a new era of work? Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Visit our website or Facebook page…
 
Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega discuss the recent whistleblower leaks coming out of Facebook. Is the social media giant putting profit over people? What is the Facebook news feed algorithm designed to do? Listen in for the answers to these questions and more. Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a…
 
Skip Montreux and Dez Morgan explore the relatively new concept of Vertical Farming. What are the advantages and disadvantages of farming this way? Is it the future of commercial agriculture? Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Visit our website or Facebook page to ask a question, post …
 
Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega discuss two corporate legal cases. The bankruptcy of Purdue Pharma and the fraud trial of Elizabeth Holmes, CEO of the bio-tech company Theranos. Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Visit our website or Facebook page to ask a question, post a comment, and…
 
Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega take a look at Tim Cook’s career. What did he do before he joined Apple? How did he become Apple’s CEO? How has Apple grown under 10 years of Tim Cook as CEO? Free audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Vis…
 
Skip Montreux and Dez Morgan discuss the various regulations the Chinese government has introduced over the past year. What is behind this trend to regulate different sectors of the Chinese economy? Free audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comm…
 
Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega discuss Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit against Disney over the release of Marvel’s Black Widow Why did she file this lawsuit? What is Disney’s reaction? Free audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Visit our w…
 
Dez Morgan and Skip Montreux report on the rebirth of the Whisky industry in Scotland, the history of whisky in Japan, and developments in the nascent whisky industry in China. They also get to the bottom of why this spirit is spelled w-h-i-s-k-y in some regions, and w-h-i-s-k-e-y in others. Free audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com …
 
Skip Montreux and Dez Morgan report on three issues that are loosely related to the effects of the COVID pandemic on business. The nature of work, an increase in cybercrime, and the decrease in the quality of customer service. Free audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rat…
 
Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega take a deep dive into the impact climate change is having on the global economy. Free audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Visit our website or Facebook page to ask a question, post a comment, and sign up…
 
Skip Montreux and Dez Morgan talk about recent developments in the aviation and aerospace industry. Will supersonic air travel be back in business soon? And what is up with Jeff Bezos going to space?! Free audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a co…
 
Marie Ohashi, Executive Director of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan, talks to Skip Montreux about a career path that has taken her from Japan to Canada to the UAE and back to Japan. Free audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Vi…
 
Skip Montreux and Dez Morgan take a close look at the agreement reached between the G7 on setting a global minimum tax rate for multinational corporations. Free audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Visit our website or Facebook page to …
 
Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega discuss the rising threat that cybercrime and ransomware pose to businesses around the world. Audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Visit our website or Facebook page to ask a question, post a comment, and…
 
Dez Morgan explains all the details surrounding the recent European Super League Controversy to Skip Montreux. Free audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Visit our website or Facebook page to ask a question, post a comment, and sign up f…
 
Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega explain Non Fungible Tokens. What are NFTs? How do they work? Do they have any real value? Free audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Visit our website or Facebook page to ask a question, post a comment, a…
 
Skip Montreux and Dez Morgan talk about the recent Suez Canal incident and its impact on the global supply chain. Free audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Visit our website or Facebook page to ask a question, post a comment, and sign u…
 
Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega talk about the recent short squeeze of GameStop stock that cost institutional investors billions of dollars in losses. Audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Visit our website or Facebook page to ask a ques…
 
Samantha Vega and Skip Montreux discuss the recent lawsuit between Amazon and Parler. Is this a case of Big Tech. censorship? Or is Amazon being socially responsible? Free audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Visit our website or Facebo…
 
We touch base with our long lost cohost – Mr. Dez Morgan. He gives us an update on what he has been doing since returning to the UK from the UAE in 2019, the COVID-19 situation in the UK, and the recently agreed upon Brexit deal. Free audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, …
 
Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega take a look at the history of the wind power industry, discuss whether it is as environmentally friendly as it claims, and report on why competition is heating up in this energy sector. Free audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the sho…
 
Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega discuss what a social media influencer is and recent trends in the social media influencer industry. Free audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Visit our website or Facebook page to ask a question, post a …
 
Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega discuss the US government’s antitrust investigation into Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon. Audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Visit our website or Facebook page to ask a question, post a comment, and…
 
Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega report on recent developments in the race to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. Audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Visit our website or Facebook page to ask a question, post a comment, and sign up for the …
 
Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega look at three ways the COVID-19 pandemic will reshape the way we do business. Free audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Visit our website or Facebook page to ask a question, post a comment, and sign up fo…
 
Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega discuss the impact coronavirus will have on the global economy. Audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Visit our website or Facebook page to ask a question, post a comment, and sign up for the Down to Busin…
 
Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega talk about the reasons why palm oil has become such problem for the environment. Audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Visit our website or Facebook page to ask a question, post a comment, and sign up for …
 
Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega report on the what went wrong in the development of the Boeing 737 Max Aircraft. Free audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Visit our website or Facebook page to ask a question, post a comment, and sign up…
 
Dez Morgan and Skip Montreux talk about the development of the air conditioner and its impact on industries. Free audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Visit our website or Facebook page to ask a question, post a comment, and sign up for…
 
Dez Morgan and Skip Montreux discuss the impact of Donald Trump’s trade tariffs on global business. Free audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Visit our website or Facebook page to ask a question, post a comment, and sign up for the Down…
 
Dez Morgan explains to Skip Montreux why the casual dining sector in the UK is facing so many problems. Free audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Visit our website or Facebook page to ask a question, post a comment, and sign up for the …
 
Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega talk about Amazon’s search for a home for their 2nd Headquarters Free audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Visit our website or Facebook page to ask a question, post a comment, and sign up for the Down to…
 
Dez Morgan updates Skip Montreux on legal developments in the opioid crisis in the USA. Audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Visit our website or Facebook page to ask a question, post a comment, and sign up for the Down to Business Engl…
 
Skip Montreux reports to Dez Morgan about the many partnerships Toyota has entered with their competitors Free audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Visit our website or Facebook page to ask a question, post a comment, and sign up for th…
 
Skip Montreux and Dez Morgan discuss the looming student debt crisis in North American and the UK. Free audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Visit our website or Facebook page to ask a question, post a comment, and sign up for the Down …
 
Skip Montreux tells Dez Morgan about the ‘cutest’ corporation in the world. Free audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Visit our website or Facebook page to ask a question, post a comment, and sign up for the Down to Business English New…
 
Dez Morgan gives Skip Montreux an update on the current status of the UK’s exit from the EU. Audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Visit our website or Facebook page to ask a question, post a comment, and sign up for the Down to Business…
 
Skip Montreux and Dez Morgan examine how sneaker manufacturers are trying to lure new customers. Free audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Visit our website or Facebook page to ask a question, post a comment, and sign up for the Down to…
 
Skip Montreux and Dez Morgan talk about advances in the field of meat substitutes. Audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Visit our website or Facebook page to ask a question, post a comment, and sign up for the Down to Business English N…
 
Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega take a look at how businesses like Gillette and Nike us social issues to market their goods. Free audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Visit our website or Facebook page to ask a question, post a comment,…
 
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