Is there such a thing as defensive missiles? Or are missiles just missiles? Today on the podcast Jonathan B. joins us as we discuss a "defensive" missile system that was recently installed by the U.S government near the border of South Korea and North Korea.
These podcasts are meant to be interesting and recent topics where you can listen to native speakers have discussions that are real and relatively unplanned, but remember you can join us on the Uncensored English Page or group to share your thoughts, and practice your English at the same time.
If you want the transcript leave us a review on Itunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/uncensored-english/id1099857910?mt=2
and then send me a message on the UE Facebook page.
Also feel free to come join the UE Facebook group.
I've been meaning to do a podcast on corruption in Brazil for all the Brazilian students learning English, this topic made me pull the trigger.
In today's podcast we discuss a recent scandal which ended up in a Brazilian politician getting egged at her wedding. Listen to the conversation one time, just to get the general idea, then listen a second time and take notes or re-listen to segments that are difficult to hear.
There's also a video version of this podcast on the Uncensored English Youtube channel where you can watch Mike and I discussing this topic live. If you want transcripts for the Monday and Wednesday podcasts be sure to leave a review on Itunes:http://apple.co/25zmvAe and then send me a message on the UE FB Page.
Remember to join the UE Facebook group and come join our discussion Sunday at 10AM EST time about this topic and corruption in general.
I stumbled upon some disturbing news stories about military spending and couldn't get it out of my mind, so today Mrs.P and I debate the topic.
Apparently the U.S spends more money on military then the next 15 biggestmilitary spenders combined... what a beautiful world.
Come have a listen, and follow along with our transcript if you find the podcast difficult or hard to understand at points.
If you're new and you don't have the transcript, then make sure to give us a review on Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/uncensored-english/id1099857910?mt=2 then send me a message at the UE Facebook page and I'll start sending you the transcript on Monday and Wednesday.
Also come join our UE Facebook group, it's small, you can get to know other English learners and UE listeners, and hey, I'd like know you too!
Sometimes we just need to talk about silly topics.... today on the podcast Jonathan Burello is back. He and I discuss a Japanese island that was recently made a UNESCO island.. which sounds like it's important.
But there's a few peculiarities about this island and how they manage it.
If you're listening to this podcast to work on your English and to grow your fluency, be sure to listen to it a few times.
First to get the general idea,
a second time to notice areas where you don't understand the speech or are missing words and re-listen to those areas, and then you can even read along with the transcript, or even shadow us to practice your speaking.
If you don't have a transcript leave us a review on Itunes here : https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/ue-198-fat-shaming-fat-acceptance/id1099857910?i=1000390059507&mt=2 Then send me a message on the UE Facebook page.
Happy weekend everyone!
Today on the Uncensored English podcast we discuss some drama that happened as a result of Wednesdays podcast. So if you didn't listen to the fat shaming podcast on Wednesday go back and do that first.
I've been posting the Uncensored English podcasts on the Italki discussion forum recently to give English learners some challenging and thoughtful material to listen to and work on their English.
UE 198 created a little stir, you can find the discussion thread here : https://www.italki.com/discussion/150601.
Also on today's podcast, I'm officially an adult! Lastly we're doing the UE Group live video tomorrow at 10AM EST for those who want to come participate in the discussion about UE 198 and the video of Boogie I posted in the group.
It's free to come join and I'm looking forward to meeting some of you.
Today on the Uncensored English podcast we talk about a current social issue which has garnered a lot of attention, fat shaming, which I hope isn't as common as the internet makes it out to be, and fat acceptance, which is a little more complicated then it sounds.
Alex is a fast talker so don't be hard on yourself if it's hard to pick up some things he says, listen to the podcast a few times and digest it.
He and I discuss these topics in length, this one is a little longer than usual. I know that this is mainly a North American phenomena but please come join us in the UE group, I've posted a video of a famous youtuber who is obese, and share your thoughts on this podcast and the video.
If you need the transcript, go give us an honest review about this podcast :
then send me a message at the UE Facebook page.
Summer's almost over... at least in Canada, and for many people that means back to school. But for some people, it means back to school... in their house.
Today on the podcast Mrs.P joins us to talk about something that I always thought was weird as hell, home schooling. The audio on this one is a bit rough, I forgot to plug in my headphones and mic, mainly because I was high on pain killers, but it's clear enough and the conversation is solid so tough it out.
If you didn't get the transcript go leave us an honest review on Itunes, and send me a message on Facebook. You can do that here:
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/uncensored-english/id1099857910?mt=2 . Also
I put a video challenge up in the Uncensored English group for us to discuss. Just look up the Uncensored English group and request access.
I'll be taking a little time this week to spend in the group chatting with you guys. I'm going to post a time and date shortly in the Facebook Page. Feel free to share your thoughts on this topic!
Hey everyone! Today's podcast was done live on Facebook. There's a fancy edited video version going up on Youtube and the UE Facebook page.
In it I discuss adjusting your mindset for learning English so you start seeing it as a way to pursue your passions and live your life fully, instead of seeing it as a chore, homework, or something painful.
There's also a challenge for you guys on the podcast today. Hopefully you'll take it, you can take it via writing in the comment sections, uploading an audio file of yourself or hey even uploading a video.
Hop over and join the Uncensored English group, it's free. In it you'll find a video and some instructions. Can't wait to see how you tackle the challenge. Talk soon!
UE Facebook Group : https://www.facebook.com/groups/1752853338365113/
Watch the video podcast on youtube here : https://youtu.be/uaF1yzceeow
Oh lord, oh lord, oh lord. When I stumbled on this topic I knew I had to cover it with Max.
Today on the Uncensored English podcast we discuss a recent tourist attraction in Tokyo to help you get engaged with English.
Japan has been working towards increasing their tourism but some locals are getting annoyed with this new business.
If you want the transcript so that you can follow along, sharpen your listening skills and help you follow native speakers more easily... then go to Itunes and give us our podcast an honest review:
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/uncensored-english/id1099857910?mt=2 ... unless you don't like it... if you don't like it why are you even reading this or listening to the podcast, go play marbles or something. Seriously after that come join us on the UE FB page and share your thoughts.
Are you learning English? Are you improving your English with hopes of moving to Canada? You've heard it's a great country to live in, did you know it was Canada day on July 1st? Not just any Canada day, it was the 150th celebration of Canada day. This holiday was marked by an unusual amount of turmoil on social media and today Edward and I discuss this topic as well as another controversial blunder made by some "royal" visitors.
If you're taking your English seriously I encourage you to listen to this podcast once without the transcript, jot down notes when you hear new words or expressions that are of interest to you.
Listen again with the transcript and you can even challenge yourself and speak along with Edward and I. Of course if you don't have the transcript then you haven't given us a review on Itunes yet have you? You can do so here, https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/uncensored-english/id1099857910?mt=2 .
There's no magic key that will lead to perfect fluency, but I'm sure these transcripts and routine practice will help you on the way.
Lastly here's the link for the video of Camilla, Prince Charles and the Inuit throat singers: http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/824500/prince-charles-camilla-parker-bowles-laughter-canada-inuit-throat-singing
Please leave your thoughts or comments on our facebook page under the post related to this podcast!
This week on the Uncensored English podcast I discuss a little more of my hospital experience, as well the experience which motivated me to pump out more content for all you people learning English out there.
There's no transcript today, but we included a video version of this podcast which can be found on the Uncensored English Facebook Page. As always share your comments in the comment section on Facebook.
If you haven't left a review yet on Itunes, do it here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/uncensored-english/id1099857910?mt=2,
we'll send you free transcripts that you can use to follow along and improve your English through challenging your listening abilities by transcribing or your speaking abilities through shadowing, mimicking or just good old fashioned mining for new handy vocabulary.
Ah food, we're back on that topic today. Mike Meo is on and we're talking veganism, why he started, our thoughts on the subject, and a lot of fun in between. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section on the facebook page, and if you want the transcripts to follow along, leave us a review on Itunes here,
Not too long ago I went into my daughter's future school to meet the staff. There was a discussion on bullying, which was quite surprising. Today Max and I toss that topic around. Let us know what you think in the comments section on facebook and of course if you're not getting the transcripts already, leave us a review on Itunes and then send me a message and you'll get them.
Woohoo! It's Canada day and I'm officially out of the hospital. Today on the podcast I blab about my hospital experiences and share the scary stuff with you. Also a few announcements at the end.
Leave us a review on Itunes and then message me to get the free transcripts so you can follow along and catch all those difficult to hear words. After you leave a review send me a message through the UE Facebook page.