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May 18, 2021

720. How Fred Learns Vocabulary with the New York Times Spelling Bee (with Fred Eyangoh)

Fred often plays spelling games on his phone during his lunch break, and he has discovered lots of new words as a result. In this episode I talk to Fred about his process of discovering and understanding new words and I talk about...


May 10, 2021

719. Amber & Paul are on the Podcast

Talking to pod-pals Amber & Paul about diverse topics including organ harvesting (yes), favourite fruits (exciting), accent challenges, guess the punchline, British Citizenship tests, What the "great" in Great Britain really means, and Amber's son Hugo's astonishing fluency in...


May 3, 2021

718. Michael the Shaman 🇵🇱 (WISBLOEP Runner-Up)

Talking to competition runner-up Michael from Poland about two top English learning tips, scary hitch-hiking stories and the practice of shamanism using psychoactive substances.

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Apr 27, 2021

717. Gill's Book Club: "One Two Three Four - The Beatles In Time" by Craig Brown

Talking to my mum about a book which you could read as part of your English learning routine. The book tells the story of The Beatles and their impact on society. We review the book and then discuss many aspects of The Beatles story,...


Apr 22, 2021

716. Interview with a Pop Star from the 1960s - Megan Brady from The Applejacks

An interview with Megan Brady, who was the bass guitar player in The Applejacks - a pop band from Birmingham in the 1960s who had a top 5 record, met The Beatles and performed on TV shows and at concerts in the UK. 

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