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American English Podcast

The American English Podcast teaches the language and culture of the United States. Through common expressions, pronunciation tips and interesting cultural snippets or stories, I hope to keep this fun, useful and interesting! All bonus material can be accessed at http://americanenglishpodcast.com/

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004 - Expression: Get Over It / Yosemite + Hiking Half Dome

Learn American English in this episode of the American English Podcast where I teach you to use the expression GET OVER IT like a native speaker. The fun fact for this episode is about YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK.The premium content for this episode can be found in Season 1, which also contains bonus material for episodes 001 - 050. **Premium Content** (formerly called the Classroom)Want to improve your English while listening?  "Premium content" is supplementary learning material for episodes on the American English Podcast. Learning material includes but is not limited to: PDF and Mp3 downloadsExercises + quizzesShadowing exercises Challenges Learn more about Courses and  Premium Content!**Connect on Instagram** Stay up to date via Instagram. Support the show

17mins

20 Mar 2019

Rank #1

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036 - Our Story: Dating, Engagement and Marriage

On Wednesday, November 13th, Lucas (my husband) and I will have his green card interview. A green card, is a physical card you receive from the U.S. government that permits you to reside in the U.S. and work.Since we will need to tell our story to the judge / immigration official, including specifics about dating, engagement and marriage, I figured why not tell our story to you. I've added tons of vocabulary, collocations, slang and more to this to make it a well-rounded learning experience.**Premium Content** (formerly called the Classroom)Each episode is much more than just the audio. For many episodes, like this one, there is premium content that will push you to improve your language level from an intermediate to advanced level. This includes: PDF Transcript and Mp3 download The premium content for this episode can be found in Season 1, which also contains bonus material for episodes 001 - 050. Bonus material varies for each episode. Get ALL PREMIUM CONTENT FOR SEASONS 1-3  (including transcripts + mp3s)Get ONLY the Transcripts for Episodes 001 - 100. Get the Free E-Book: 101 American English Slang Words **Connect on Instagram** Stay up to date via Instagram Support the show

17mins

12 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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035 - Expression: The Last Straw / The Story of Coca-Cola

In this episode, you will learn about THE STORY OF COCA-COLA and how to use the English Expression THE LAST STRAW like a native speaker. **Premium Content** (formerly called the Classroom)Each episode is much more than just the audio. For many episodes, like this one, there is premium content that will push you to improve your language level from an intermediate to advanced level. This includes: PDF and Mp3 downloadsExercises + quizzesShadowing exercises Challenges The premium content for this episode can be found in Season 1, which also contains bonus material for episodes 001 - 050. Bonus material varies for each episode. Get ALL PREMIUM CONTENT FOR SEASONS 1-3  (including transcripts + mp3s)Get ONLY the Transcripts for Episodes 001 - 100. Get the Free E-Book: 101 American English Slang Words **Connect on Instagram** Stay up to date via Instagram Support the show

23mins

8 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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003 - Expression: Cut the Cheese / Pizza + Italian Immigration

Learn American English in this episode of the American English Podcast where I teach you to use the expression CUT THE CHEESE like a native speaker. The fun fact for this episode is ITALIAN IMMIGRATION and PIZZA IN THE U.S.!The premium content for this episode can be found in Season 1, which also contains bonus material for episodes 001 - 050. **Premium Content** (formerly called the Classroom)Want to improve your English while listening?  "Premium content" is supplementary learning material for episodes on the American English Podcast. Learning material includes but is not limited to: PDF and Mp3 downloadsExercises + quizzesShadowing exercises Challenges Learn more about Courses and  Premium Content!**Connect on Instagram** Stay up to date via Instagram. Support the show

19mins

20 Mar 2019

Rank #4

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012 - Expression: It's Not Rocket Science / NASA Space Exploration

Learn American English in this episode of the American English Podcast where I teach you to use the expression IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE like a native speaker. You'll also learn all about NASA.**Premium Content** (formerly called the Classroom)Each episode is much more than just the audio. For many episodes, like this one, there is premium content that will push you to improve your language level from an intermediate to advanced level. This includes: PDF and Mp3 downloadsExercises + quizzesShadowing exercises Challenges The premium content for this episode can be found in Season 1, which also contains bonus material for episodes 001 - 050. Bonus material varies for each episode. Get ALL PREMIUM CONTENT FOR SEASONS 1-3  (including transcripts + mp3s)Get ONLY the Transcripts for Episodes 001 - 100. Get the Free E-Book: 101 American English Slang Words **Connect on Instagram** Stay up to date via Instagram Support the show

17mins

13 Jun 2019

Rank #5

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013 - Expression: To Get The Hang of It / The Salem Witch Trials

Learn American English in this episode of the American English Podcast where I teach you to use the expression TO GET THE HANG OF IT like a native speaker. You'll also learn all about THE SALEM WITCH TRIALS.**Premium Content** (formerly called the Classroom)Each episode is much more than just the audio. For many episodes, like this one, there is premium content that will push you to improve your language level from an intermediate to advanced level. This includes: PDF and Mp3 downloadsExercises + quizzesShadowing exercises Challenges The premium content for this episode can be found in Season 1, which also contains bonus material for episodes 001 - 050. Bonus material varies for each episode. Get ALL PREMIUM CONTENT FOR SEASONS 1-3  (including transcripts + mp3s)Get ONLY the Transcripts for Episodes 001 - 100. Get the Free E-Book: 101 American English Slang Words **Connect on Instagram** Stay up to date via Instagram Support the show

14mins

19 Jun 2019

Rank #6

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017 - Chats with Shana: About Me, the Podcast and Gardening

This is the first of some bonus episodes I've decided to add about me, my thoughts and plans for the podcast.**Premium Content** (formerly called the Classroom)Each episode is much more than just the audio. For many episodes, like this one, there is premium content that will push you to improve your language level from an intermediate to advanced level. This includes: PDF and Mp3 downloadsExercises + quizzesShadowing exercises Challenges The premium content for this episode can be found in Season 1, which also contains bonus material for episodes 001 - 050. Bonus material varies for each episode. Get ALL PREMIUM CONTENT FOR SEASONS 1-3  (including transcripts + mp3s)Get ONLY the Transcripts for Episodes 001 - 100. Get the Free E-Book: 101 American English Slang Words **Connect on Instagram** Stay up to date via Instagram Support the show

8mins

7 Jul 2019

Rank #7

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026 - Interview with Dana: 25 Facts About Canada

Learn American English in this episode of the American English Podcast where I talk with Dana from the Can Learn English Podcast about CANADA. We discuss 25 FACTS ABOUT CANADA and hear her take (opinion) on them!**Premium Content** (formerly called the Classroom)Each episode is much more than just the audio. For many episodes, like this one, there is premium content that will push you to improve your language level from an intermediate to advanced level. This includes: Transcript + Mp3 The premium content for this episode can be found in Season 1, which also contains bonus material for episodes 001 - 050. Bonus material varies for each episode. Get ALL PREMIUM CONTENT FOR SEASONS 1-3  (including transcripts + mp3s)Get ONLY the Transcripts for Episodes 001 - 100. Get the Free E-Book: 101 American English Slang Words **Connect on Instagram** Stay up to date via Instagram Support the show

25mins

4 Sep 2019

Rank #8

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053 - Chats with Shana: Brazil Trip and Coronavirus

This week’s episode is all about my family’s TRIP TO BRAZIL and how “the shit has hit the fan” during the past two weeks because of the CORONAVIRUS. This episode uses a lot of perfect tenses. If you need to practice the present perfect, past perfect or even the passive forms for either of these I highly recommend listening!Premium Content (formerly called the Classroom)This episode is part of Season 2.  By purchasing Season 2, you'll be able to access the full transcript, a comprehension quiz and the premium podcast player to work on your pronunciation.Season 2  contains bonus material for episodes 051 - 100. Learn more.Other ContentGet ALL PREMIUM CONTENT FOR SEASONS 1-3  (including transcripts + mp3s)Get the Free E-Book: 101 American English Slang WordsNPR Link about CoronavirusConnect on InstagramGet updated when new episodes are posted via Instagram.Support the show

20mins

25 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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054 - Expression: To Pull Someone's Leg / Best April Fool's Jokes in History

Hi Everyone! This week's episode is about the expression TO PULL SOMEONE'S LEG and popular APRIL FOOL'S JOKES that went down in history.**Premium Content** (formerly called the Classroom) Get Season 2 Premium Content OR Get ALL PREMIUM CONTENT FOR SEASONS 1-3  (including transcripts + mp3s) Each episode is much more than just the audio. For many episodes, like this one, there is premium content that will push you to improve your language level from an intermediate to advanced level. This includes: PDF and Mp3 downloadsExercises + quizzesShadowing exercises Challenges The premium content for this episode can be found in Season 2, which also contains bonus material for episodes 001 - 050. Bonus material varies for each episode. **Other Content** Get the Free E-Book: 101 American English Slang Words **Connect on Instagram** Stay up to date via Instagram Support the show

20mins

31 Mar 2020

Rank #10

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052 - Expression: A Bun In The Oven / The "Octomom"

Hi Everyone! This week’s episode is all about pregnancy! The expression is A BUN IN THE OVEN and the fun fact is about THE WOMAN WHO GAVE BIRTH TO OCTUPLETS, FORMERLY KNOWN AS OCTOMOM.**Premium Content** (formerly called the Classroom) Get Season 2 Premium Content OR Get ALL PREMIUM CONTENT FOR SEASONS 1-3  (including transcripts + mp3s) Each episode is much more than just the audio. For many episodes, like this one, there is premium content that will push you to improve your language level from an intermediate to advanced level. This includes: PDF and Mp3 downloadsExercises + quizzesShadowing exercises Challenges The premium content for this episode can be found in Season 2, which also contains bonus material for episodes 001 - 050. Bonus material varies for each episode. Get Season 2 Premium Content**Other Content** Get ONLY the Transcripts for Episodes 001 - 100Get the Free E-Book: 101 American English Slang Words **Connect on Instagram** Stay up to date via Instagram The Fred Pinto PodcastHow can we better harness human ingenuity toward living the good life? Listen on: Apple PodcastsSpotifySupport the show

26mins

7 Mar 2020

Rank #11

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045 - Expression: To Put Someone On A Pedestal / Groundhog's Day

In Episode #45, I teach you how to use the expression TO PUT SOMEONE ON A PEDESTAL like a native speaker from the States. I also talk about GROUNDHOG'S DAY, which is a goofy holiday on February 2nd every year in the U.S. and Canada.Hi Everyone! This week's episode is all about Driving in the U.S. and it's a little bit longer this week because there's simply so much information to share.I highly recommend listening to this episode twice. The vocabulary words will be incredibly useful if you ever talk to somebody in English about driving or cars.**Premium Content** (formerly called the Classroom)Each episode is much more than just the audio. For many episodes, like this one, there is premium content that will push you to improve your language level from an intermediate to advanced level.  Get ALL PREMIUM CONTENT FOR SEASONS 1-3  (including transcripts + mp3s)ONLY Season 1 - Bonus Material for Episodes 001 - 050 Get the Free E-Book: 101 American English Slang Words Connect on Instagram Stay up to date via Instagram. Support the show

19mins

16 Jan 2020

Rank #12

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051 - Expression: That's The Way The Cookie Crumbles / Girl Scout Cookies

Hi Everyone! This week’s episode is all about cookies! The joke is about cookies, the expression is THAT’S THE WAY THE COOKIE CRUMBLES and the fun fact is about GIRL SCOUT COOKIES.**Premium Content** (formerly called the Classroom) Get Season 2 Premium Content OR Get ALL PREMIUM CONTENT FOR SEASONS 1-3  (including transcripts + mp3s) Each episode is much more than just the audio. For many episodes, like this one, there is premium content that will push you to improve your language level from an intermediate to advanced level. This includes: PDF and Mp3 downloadsExercises + quizzesShadowing exercises Challenges The premium content for this episode can be found in Season 2, which also contains bonus material for episodes 001 - 050. Bonus material varies for each episode. Get Season 2 Premium Content**Other Content** Get ONLY the Transcripts for Episodes 001 - 100Get the Free E-Book: 101 American English Slang Words **Connect on Instagram** Stay up to date via Instagram The Fred Pinto PodcastHow can we better harness human ingenuity toward living the good life? Listen on: Apple PodcastsSpotifySupport the show

26mins

27 Feb 2020

Rank #13

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021: Chats with Shana: Trip to the Avenue of the Giants

This episode is about my trip to the AVENUE OF THE GIANTS, the area of the massive COASTAL REDWOOD TREES in California. **Premium Content** (formerly called the Classroom)Each episode is much more than just the audio. For many episodes, like this one, there is premium content that will push you to improve your language level from an intermediate to advanced level. This includes: Transcript + Mp3 The premium content for this episode can be found in Season 1, which also contains bonus material for episodes 001 - 050. Bonus material varies for each episode. Get ALL PREMIUM CONTENT FOR SEASONS 1-3  (including transcripts + mp3s)Get ONLY the Transcripts for Episodes 001 - 100. Get the Free E-Book: 101 American English Slang Words **Connect on Instagram** Stay up to date via Instagram Support the show

10mins

31 Jul 2019

Rank #14

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061 - Baseball Culture and Expressions with Liz Johnson (PART 1)

In Episode #61, my good friend Liz Johnson and I talk about BASEBALL CULTURE IN THE U.S. and we teach COMMON BASEBALL EXPRESSIONS we use in everyday life. This is PART 1 of a longer recording. PART 2 will be posted soon. The examples shared in the audio are real and personal and we hope that you will learn how you can insert them into your everyday life. Premium Content (formerly called the Classroom)This episode is part of Season 2.  By purchasing Season 2, you'll be able to access the full transcript, a comprehension quiz and the premium podcast player to work on your pronunciation.Season 2  contains bonus material for episodes 051 - 100. Learn more.Other ContentGet ALL PREMIUM CONTENT FOR SEASONS 1-3  (including transcripts + mp3s)Get the Free E-Book: 101 American English Slang WordsConnect on InstagramGet updated when new episodes are posted via Instagram.The Fred Pinto PodcastHow can we better harness human ingenuity toward living the good life? Listen on: Apple PodcastsSpotifySupport the show

26mins

20 May 2020

Rank #15

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055 - 5-Minute English: 3 Trending Diets To Lose Winter Weight

Hi Everyone! Today you'll hear another 5-Minute English episode and it's all about 3 Trending Diets to Lose Winter Weight.5-Minute English episodes are designed to teach "fluency one topic at a time."In them, you'll learn phrasal verbs, collocations and vocabulary in specific topics. Learning all of the terms well will help prepare you for conversations with native speakers.Like most 5-Minute Episodes, the listening is short and more challenging. You might need to listen to an episode at least three times in order to fully comprehend it. There are 40+ vocabulary words and phrases in this lesson.Mentioned in this episode:  The 5-Minute English CourseThis episode is part of Season 2.  By purchasing Season 2, you'll be able to access the full transcript for this episode as well as the entire 5-Minute English course at a discount.Season 2  contains bonus material for episodes 051 - 100. Learn more.Other ContentGet ALL PREMIUM CONTENT FOR SEASONS 1-3  (including transcripts + mp3s and 5-Minute English Course)Get the Free E-Book: 101 American English Slang WordsConnect on InstagramGet updated when new episodes are posted via Instagram.Support the show

11mins

9 Apr 2020

Rank #16

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009 - Expression: From Rags to Riches / The California Gold Rush

Learn American English in this episode of the American English Podcast where I teach you to use the expression FROM RAGS TO RICHES like a native speaker. You'll also learn all about THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH.**Premium Content** (formerly called the Classroom)Each episode is much more than just the audio. For many episodes, like this one, there is premium content that will push you to improve your language level from an intermediate to advanced level. This includes: PDF and Mp3 downloadsExercises + quizzesShadowing exercises Challenges The premium content for this episode can be found in Season 1, which also contains bonus material for episodes 001 - 050. Bonus material varies for each episode. Get ALL PREMIUM CONTENT FOR SEASONS 1-3  (including transcripts + mp3s)Get ONLY the Transcripts for Episodes 001 - 100. Get the Free E-Book: 101 American English Slang Words **Connect on Instagram** Stay up to date via Instagram. Support the show

17mins

23 May 2019

Rank #17

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023 - Interview with a Hairstylist: Sonia Murray

In this episode, you'll learn all about hair, haircuts and hairstyles with my aunt, Sonia Murray. She is a hairstylist. See the YouTube video that corresponds with this episode here: https://youtu.be/pXJOFWZRk6U**Premium Content** (formerly called the Classroom)Each episode is much more than just the audio. For many episodes, like this one, there is premium content that will push you to improve your language level from an intermediate to advanced level. This includes: PDF and Mp3 download The premium content for this episode can be found in Season 1, which also contains bonus material for episodes 001 - 050. Bonus material varies for each episode. Get ALL PREMIUM CONTENT FOR SEASONS 1-3  (including transcripts + mp3s)Get ONLY the Transcripts for Episodes 001 - 100. Get the Free E-Book: 101 American English Slang Words **Connect on Instagram** Stay up to date via Instagram Support the show

29mins

14 Aug 2019

Rank #18

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028 - Expression: To Give Your Two Cents / Tipping Culture in the U.S.

Learn American English in this episode of the American English Podcast where I talk about TIPPING CULTURE IN THE U.S. and WHERE IT CAME FROM and teach you to use the expression TO GIVE YOUR TWO CENTS like a native speaker.**Premium Content** (formerly called the Classroom)Each episode is much more than just the audio. For many episodes, like this one, there is premium content that will push you to improve your language level from an intermediate to advanced level. This includes: PDF and Mp3 downloadsExercises + quizzesShadowing exercises Challenges The premium content for this episode can be found in Season 1, which also contains bonus material for episodes 001 - 050. Bonus material varies for each episode. Get ALL PREMIUM CONTENT FOR SEASONS 1-3  (including transcripts + mp3s)Get ONLY the Transcripts for Episodes 001 - 100. Get the Free E-Book: 101 American English Slang Words **Connect on Instagram** Stay up to date via Instagram Support the show

24mins

19 Sep 2019

Rank #19

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042 - Expression: To Drop the Ball / Why do we drop a ball at Times Square on New Years?

In this episode of the podcast, I'll teach you how to use the expression TO DROP THE BALL like a native speaker from the United States. The fun fact of the day answers the question WHY DO WE DROP A BALL AT TIMES SQUARE ON NEW YEARS? Season 1 - Bonus Material for Episodes 001 - 050 (formerly called "the Classroom") Premium Content: Get ALL PREMIUM CONTENT FOR SEASONS 1-3  (including transcripts + mp3s)Get ONLY the Transcripts for Episodes 001 - 100Get the Free E-Book: 101 American English Slang WordsThe American English Accent Course  **Connect on Instagram** Stay up to date via Instagram. Support the show

18mins

26 Dec 2019

Rank #20