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Dec 13, 2018

564. The Collins Words of the Year (Part 4)

More trending vocabulary and issues of the moment, this time focusing on topics like working conditions in the gig economy, the pros and cons of instagram and a true story about a unicorn riding a bike in London. Transcript available.

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Dec 11, 2018

563. The Collins Words of the Year (Part 3)

Continuing this episode series with vocabulary explanations and discussions of big issues from the last couple of years.

Includes talk of how social media affects the way we see the world, the pros and cons of fidget spinners, and current debates about gender identity,...


Dec 10, 2018

562. The Collins Words of the Year (Part 2)

Vocabulary explanations and discussions of hot topics from the last couple of years. Talking about some controversial political stuff like the rise of fascism and anti-fascism, the relative popularity of UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, and how the winter season changes...


Dec 7, 2018

561. The Collins Words of the Year (Part 1)

The first part of an episode series about trending vocabulary - words which have been used a lot in the last couple of years. Listen to me talk about words chosen by Collins Dictionaries as their "Words of the Year". This first episode focuses on how publishers use big data...


Dec 3, 2018

Talking to comedian Sarah Donnelly about how she writes her jokes, advice on public speaking and how to avoid nerves and negative feelings, performing stand-up comedy in another language, and more. Sarah is a comedian and language teacher from the US,  now living in France.

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