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Latest Episodes

Real English Conversations: What leads to success?
April 25, 2007

Everyone wants to be successful, right? But have you ever wondered what it is that leads to success? Lori and Michael discuss their reactions to a presentation about "What leads to success," given by Michael St. John. Richard St.

Real English Conversations: junk food (part 3 of 3)
April 16, 2007

The third and final part of Michael and Lori's discussion of the English government's ban on commercials for junk food before 9 pm, when children are likely to be watching.

Real English Conversations: junk food (part 2 of 3)
April 14, 2007

Part two of Michael and Lori's three-part discussion about the English government's decision to ban junk food ads on television before 9 pm, when children are likely to be watching.

Real English Conversation: junk food (part 1 of 3)
April 05, 2007

In the first of this three-part conversation, Lori and Michael talk about junk food and television advertising. In a nutshell, they don't like it.

Idioms: to kick oneself
March 24, 2007

In this episode, Lori answers a listener's question about the meaning of the idiom "to kick oneself."

Real English Conversations: The pre-Google Dark Ages
March 23, 2007

How did we ever get along without Google? Lori and Michael about how much they depend on the Internet in their daily lives. In this completely unplanned and spontaneous conversation, they use quite a few phrasal verbs.

Real English Conversations: TV adverts, advertisements and commercials
March 17, 2007

In today's episode, Michael and I exchange some opinions about television, particularly with respect to commercials and advertising. In this conversation we discover some differences between British and American English vocabulary,

Real English Conversations: The customer is always right, right?
March 10, 2007

Have you ever had to deal with unpleasant customers? Lori and her British pal Michael compare working in an office with working at home, and talk about how difficult it can be to put up with rude treatment from nasty customers when you work in a job pr...

Real English conversations: pumping up in the buff
March 01, 2007

In the previous episode I had wanted to talk to Michael about about a gym in Holland that offers its clients an unusual way to exercise. But we got sidetracked talking about dogs and chick magnets. Luckily,

009 – Chick Magnet – Real English Conversations
February 16, 2007

Lori and her English friend Michael talk about the irresistible attraction power of dogs and puppies, and how you can exploit this if you're in the market for a romantic partner.