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English All Over the Place

Learning materials, host interaction and more at: https://sites.google.com/view/englishallovertheplace/ Originally produced at IUHW School of Medicine, this podcast is aimed at helping people improve their listening skills and English language comprehension, and at providing generally entertaining content too.

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It's Getting Hot in Here! The Summertime Episode

Shawn and Barney wrack their brains for ways to beat the unrelenting heat in Japan, and bring back the Good News Everyone segment.  Join them as they try not to get sidetracked by discussing hockey, find out what music their kids are into, and see how Barney does on a summertime quiz.

1hr 11mins

4 Jul 2022

Rank #1

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Bam, Pow, Zap, Boom - The Comic Book Episode (updated)

Shawn and Barney welcome friend-of-the-show Jacob back for an in-depth and thoughtful look into the world of comics.  Tune in to see how Shawn does on Barney's unprecedented 11-question quiz with the fate of the world hanging in the balance!

1hr 11mins

26 Jun 2022

Rank #2

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Remedial Dungeons and Dragons

Shawn and Barney talk a bit about what Dungeons and Dragons is and how it's played, and then Barney guides Shawn on an adventure into the woods and to a suspicious abandoned castle.  Will Shawn and Bobby (sic) survive?  What will they find inside the castle?  We apologize for the technical issues with Shawn's mic (and Barney's kids).


1 Jun 2022

Rank #3

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The Downlow on Upload (spoilers included)

Shawn and Barney review the Amazon Prime series Upload seasons 1 and 2.  They give their view on how the two seasons differ, what they liked about both and the series as a whole, and which characters they like the best. 

1hr 21mins

5 May 2022

Rank #4

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Going Home Again - At Last!

Shawn and Barney talk about Shawn's recent trip back to the US.  We learn about the general social climate in the country, the foods Shawn ate, and even more interesting tidbits and artefacts related to Shawn's family tree.  Barney gives Shawn a quiz about fast food that has a bit of a bad aftertaste.  

1hr 22mins

19 Apr 2022

Rank #5

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Play Ball! The Baseball Episode

Join Shawn and Barney as they talk about baseball memories, the current state of the game, baseball media, their predictions for the current season, and Barney gives Shawn a much more reasonable quiz than in the past.  Also, will Barney's WS prediction come true?

1hr 3mins

22 Mar 2022

Rank #6

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Hodouken! The Video Games Episode

Shawn and Barney welcome Jacob back to the show to discuss the engaging topic of video games.  The group fondly remember playing past video games and explore the cultural dynamics behind what playing video games means.

1hr 32mins

16 Mar 2022

Rank #7

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Late for Valentine's Day; Early for White Day

Shawn and Barney talk about Valentine's differences between Japan and the US, talk about past Valentine's Day experiences, White Day experiences, and have a little quiz too.


27 Feb 2022

Rank #8

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The Superb Owl Party Episode

Shawn and Barney share their unique perspectives on the biggest football game of the year.  They talk about how they got interested in football in the first place, memories of past "big games" and Shawn gives Barney a very interesting quiz about the NFL's Biggest Game.


5 Feb 2022

Rank #9

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A Hodgepodge of Potpourri: A Little Bit of Everything

Shawn and Barney catch up on all things local and international that has happened in the month of January.  Barney also tries to get Shawn hooked on Wordle and craic ("crack").

1hr 4mins

28 Jan 2022

Rank #10