English Fluency Now Podcast

English Fluency Now Podcast

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EFN 64: Trump
May 11, 2016 • 18 min
In this episode, I talk about Donald Trump and the fact that he is now the presumptive nominee for the Republican Party. He has been winning primary after primary, but he remains a controversial figure. Many Americans are shocked that he has garnered…
EFN 63: Party Nominating Process
Jan 24, 2016 • 18 min
This year we will elect a new president. Who will it be? On February 1, 2016, the primary elections and party caucuses will begin throughout the 50 States and Territories. In this episode, I explain how this works with regards to the top two parties:…
EFN 62: Dude Ranches
Jan 10, 2016 • 11 min
In episode 62, I talk about my trip to a dude ranch in Mexico. You will learn about what a dude ranch is, what you can do there and a bit about the history of the dude ranch. This episode is full of great descriptive words that you can use in your own…
EFN 61: Broadway
Dec 13, 2015 • 14 min
In episode 61, I talk about my recent trip to New York City and the four Broadway shows that I saw. I talk about how to get to Broadway, how to purchase tickets, and how to access information about the shows on the show’s websites. Going to Broadway…
EFN 60: Water Parks
Sep 13, 2015 • 17 min
Water Parks are a great place to have fun with your family and friends during the summer. This summer I visited a park called Wild Waves here in Washington and it was really fun. In this episode, you will learn what water parks are like here in the…
EFN 59: Small Town Festivals
Jun 7, 2015 • 14 min
Small Town Festivals are taking place all across the U.S. right now. Just this past month we celebrated the Rhody Festival in my town. In this episode, you will learn all about the Rhody Festival and what it’s like to participate in a small town…
EFN 58: Household Budget
May 7, 2015 • 15 min
In this episode I talk about the typical expenses that are included in a household budget: a mortgage, property taxes, utilities and insurance. Beyond these fixed expenses, you will have to spend money on groceries, health insurance, car insurance,…
EFN 57: Junie B. Jones
Apr 21, 2015 • 15 min
Reading easy chapter books is a great way to improve your understanding of everyday English and help you learn more about the American culture. In this episode, I introduce you to the international bestselling series from American author Barbara…
EFN 56: Neuroplasticity and Brain Games
Apr 5, 2015 • 18 min
In this episode, I talk about three books that I’ve read recently related to the idea of neuroplasticity. You will learn lots of new vocabulary words related to the brain, improving intelligence and overcoming learning disabilities. You will also…
EFN 55: Talking About Your Day
Mar 14, 2015 • 10 min
Talking about your day is a very common thing you need to be able to do in English. Why? Because people ask you all the time things like: What did you do today? What did you do this weekend? What did you have for dinner last night? When do you go to…
EFN 54: Talent is Overrated
Feb 19, 2015 • 16 min
A lot of people think that world-class peformers have special genes, that they are just born with talent, but recent research proves that this isn’t true. Certainly some people are born with interests or they develop a passion for something as they…
EFN 53: Working with an English Coach
Feb 10, 2015 • 19 min
In this episode, I tell you about the importance of working with a coach to achieve success. Successful business people, athletes, scientists, authors and actors all use coaches and mentors to help guide them to success. To achieve high levels of…
EFN 52: Traveling by Plane
Feb 3, 2015 • 15 min
In this episode, I tell you about my recent trip from Seattle (SEATAC) to Oakland (OAK) by plane. By listening to my story, you will learn a lot of useful vocabulary related to traveling by plane, plus you will understand the grammar more intuitively…
EFN 51: The Rosie Project
Jan 5, 2015 • 11 min
In this episode, I talk about “The Rosie Project”, the best-selling novel from Australian author Graeme Simsion. I think the book would be a great read for advanced English learners and I highly recommend it. It’s the story of Don, a socially awkward,…
EFN 50: Goals or No Goals?
Dec 31, 2014 • 14 min
A New Year is here and it is a time to make New Year’s Resolutions and set some goals for yourself, or is it? Is this a truly effective way to get things done? Is it even necessary? In this episode, I discuss the pros and cons of setting goals. I…
EFN 49: 10 Language Learning Tips
Dec 20, 2014 • 19 min
Everybody is always trying to figure out what the best way to do something is, and learning a language is no exception. In this episode, I review 10 suggestions that were given by mulitlingual experts in a recent discussion on language learning,…
English Fluency Now Podcast Episode 48
Dec 10, 2014 • 16 min
Topic: Renting an Apartment. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at If you find this podcast helpful, and you’d like to help more people find it, please take a minute to give…
English Fluency Now Podcast Episode 47
Dec 3, 2014 • 13 min
Topic: Privacy & Edward Snowden. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at If you find this podcast helpful, and you’d like to help more people find it, please take a minute…
English Fluency Now Podcast Episode 46
Nov 17, 2014 • 18 min
Topic: Preparing for a Job Interview. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at If you find this podcast helpful, and you’d like to help more people find it, please take a minute…
English Fluency Now Podcast Episode 45
Oct 26, 2014 • 14 min
Topic: What is a MOOC?. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at If you find this podcast helpful, and you’d like to help more people find it, please take a minute to give me a…
English Fluency Now Podcast Episode 44
Oct 8, 2014 • 14 min
Topic: Cultural Differences. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at If you find this podcast helpful, and you’d like to help more people find it, please take a minute to give…
English Fluency Now Podcast Episode 43
Sep 10, 2014 • 12 min
Topic: Deepwater Horizon BP Oil Spill. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at If you find this podcast helpful, and you’d like to help more people find it, please take a minute…
English Fluency Now Podcast Episode 42
Aug 20, 2014 • 14 min
Topic: U-Pick Farms. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at If you find this podcast helpful, and you’d like to help more people find it, please take a minute to give me a…
English Fluency Now Podcast Episode 41
Jul 28, 2014 • 11 min
Topic: World Domination Summit. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at If you find this podcast helpful, and you’d like to help more people find it, please take a minute to…
English Fluency Now Podcast Episode 40
Jun 14, 2014 • 17 min
Topic: World Cup 2014. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at If you find this podcast helpful, and you’d like to help more people find it, please take a minute to give me a…
English Fluency Now Podcast Episode 39
May 6, 2014 • 15 min
Topic: Entrepreneurs. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at If you find this podcast helpful, and you’d like to help more people find it, please take a minute to give me a…
English Fluency Now Podcast Episode 38
Apr 30, 2014 • 10 min
Topic: Entrepreneurship. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at If you find this podcast helpful, and you’d like to help more people find it, please take a minute to give me a…
English Fluency Now Podcast Episode 37
Mar 28, 2014 • 10 min
Topic: Toastmasters. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at If you find this podcast helpful, and you’d like to help more people find it, please take a minute to give me a…
English Fluency Now Podcast Episode 36
Mar 4, 2014 • 15 min
Topic: Weddings. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at If you find this podcast helpful, and you’d like to help more people find it, please take a minute to give me a positive…
English Fluency Now Podcast Episode 35
Feb 6, 2014 • 17 min
Topic: Going to the Bank. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at If you find this podcast helpful, and you’d like to help more people find it, please take a minute to give me a…
English Fluency Now Podcast Episode 34
Jan 19, 2014 • 14 min
Topic: In-App Purchases. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at If you find this podcast helpful, and you’d like to help more people find it, please take a minute to give me a…
English Fluency Now Podcast Episode 33
Jan 11, 2014 • 13 min
Topic: Golden Globe Awards. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at If you find this podcast helpful, and you’d like to help more people find it, please take a minute to give me a…
English Fluency Now Podcast Episode 32
Oct 20, 2013 • 15 min
Topic: U.S. School System. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at If you find this podcast helpful, and you’d like to help more people find it, please take a minute to give me a…
English Fluency Now Podcast Episode 31
Aug 21, 2013 • 13 min
Topic: Summer Camps and Activities. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at If you find this podcast helpful, and you’d like to help more people find it, please take a minute to give…
English Fluency Now Podcast Episode 30
Jul 3, 2013 • 13 min
Topic: Fourth of July. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at If you find this podcast helpful, and you’d like to help more people find it, please take a minute to give me a…
English Fluency Now Podcast Episode 29
Jun 25, 2013 • 11 min
Topic: Graduation. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at If you find this podcast helpful, and you’d like to help more people find it, please take a minute to give me a positive…
English Fluency Now Podcast Episode 28
Jun 3, 2013 • 17 min
Topic: Trip to Kaua’i. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at If you find this podcast helpful, and you’d like to help more people find it, please take a minute to give me a…
English Fluency Now Podcast Episode 27
May 12, 2013 • 15 min
Topic: Planning a Trip. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at If you find this podcast helpful, and you’d like to help more people find it, please take a minute to give me a…
English Fluency Now Podcast Episode 26
Apr 27, 2013 • 18 min
Topic: River Trip to Utah. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at If you find this podcast helpful, and you’d like to help more people find it, please take a minute to give me a…
English Fluency Now Podcast Episode 25
Apr 12, 2013 • 18 min
Topic: Income Taxes in the United States. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at If you find this podcast helpful and you’d like to help more people find it, please take a minute to…
English Fluency Now Podcast Episode 24
Mar 30, 2013 • 17 min
Topic: AirBnB - Turn Bedrooms into Business. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at If you find this podcast helpful and you’d like to help more people find it, please take a minute…
English Fluency Now Podcast Episode 23
Mar 23, 2013 • 14 min
Topic: NuttZo - A Business Case Study. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at If you find this podcast helpful and you’d like to help more people find it, please take a minute to…
English Fluency Now Podcast Episode 22
Mar 15, 2013 • 21 min
Topic: Craigslist. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at If you find this podcast helpful and you’d like to help more people find it, please take a minute to give me a positive…
English Fluency Now Podcast Episode 21
Mar 2, 2013 • 17 min
Topic: Quartet - The Movie. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at If you find this podcast helpful and you’d like to help more people find it, please take a minute to give me a…
EFN 20: The Gift Economy
Feb 19, 2013 • 18 min
The Gift Economy is a different way to envision a modern-day economy, going back to how people used to interact with each other. In this episode, you will learn what the gift economy is, how people are using it and how you too can implement some of…
EFN 19: Valentine’s Day/One Billion Rising
Feb 13, 2013 • 16 min
Valentine’s Day comes around every February 14th and is a day to celebrate love and friendship. One Billion Rising is a worldwide movement celebrated on February 14th to end violence against women. In this episode, you will learn about how we…
EFN 18: American Football
Feb 2, 2013 • 19 min
American Football is one of the most popular sports in the U.S. Unlike the rest of the world, we call football, soccer and have an entirely different sport that we call football. In this episode, you will learn all about this sport and about the…
EFN 17: Skiing
Jan 27, 2013 • 18 min
One of my favorite things to do in the winter is to ski. I enjoy both cross-country skiing and downhill skiing, so I wanted to share this with you in this episode. What type of winter sports do you like? Have you ever skied before? The Lesson Guide…
EFN 16: Martin Luther King Jr.
Jan 21, 2013 • 16 min
Martin Luther King Jr. was a well-known civil rights leader who inspired a generation of people to fight for equality in the U.S. In this episode, you will learn about this powerful and influential man, what he stood for and what happened to him. Each…
EFN 15: Traveling to California
Jan 11, 2013 • 21 min
I am originally from California, but I currently live in Washington State, so I travel to California often to visit family and friends. In this episode, I share my travel experiences to California this year. You will learn a lot about how to get…
EFN 14: Christmas in the U.S.
Dec 22, 2012 • 16 min
Christmas is one of the most celebrated holidays in the U.S. Both practicing Christians and non-practicing Christians celebrate Christmas in one way or another. In this episode, you will learn about some of the most common ways that we…
EFN 13: Self Care
Dec 12, 2012 • 16 min
Do you do a good job of taking care of yourself? It’s really important, so in this episode I talk about why it is important and how you can do it in a good way. The Lesson Guide for this episode is available at www.englishfluencynow.com
EFN 12: Birthdays
Dec 1, 2012 • 15 min
My birthday was the inspiration for this episode. I am a December baby! In this episode, you will learn about some of the usually ways that we celebrate birthdays here in the U.S. How do you celebrate birthdays in your country? The Lessson Guide…
EFN 11: Black Friday Shopping
Nov 23, 2012 • 15 min
Every year people go crazy trying to take advantage of the Black Friday Shopping deals at stores throughout the U.S. In this episode, you will learn about the history of Black Friday and how it works today, and about the additional shopping days…
EFN 10: Thanksgiving
Nov 22, 2012 • 15 min
Thanksgiving is an important holiday here in the U.S., celebrated by families every November. In this episode, you will learn all about this traditional American celebration, including what we eat (turkey, of course, but what else) and the other…
EFN 9: Veterans Day
Nov 12, 2012 • 12 min
Veterans Day is an official U.S. holiday that honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, also known as veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11. Learn all about the history of…
EFN: The 2012 U.S. Presidential Elections - Part 3
Nov 5, 2012 • 14 min
This is the third of three episodes about the 2012 U.S. Presidential Elections. In this series of three episodes, you will learn all about how we elect the President here in the U.S. and so much more. Who will win? Will it be the incumbent,…
EFN 7: The 2012 U.S. Presidential Elections - Part 2
Nov 3, 2012 • 15 min
This is the second of three episodes about the 2012 U.S. Presidential Elections. In this series of three episodes, you will learn all about how we elect the President here in the U.S. and so much more. Who will win? Will it be the…
EFN 6: The 2012 U.S. Presidential Elections - Part 1
Nov 2, 2012 • 14 min
This is the first of three episodes about the 2012 U.S. Presidential Elections. In this series of three episodes, you will learn all about how we elect the President here in the U.S. and so much more. Who will win? Will it be the incumbent,…
EFN 5: The Art of Being Unreasonable
Oct 29, 2012 • 13 min
In this episode, I talk about the book The Art of Being Unreasonable: Lessons in Unconventional Thinking by Eli Broad. Eli Broad is a successful businessman and in this book, he discusses his own evolution and how he has been able to accomplish…
EFN 4: Organic Farming
Sep 24, 2012 • 15 min
The demand for organic products has increased in the past 20 years. In fact, the other day I saw a sign at the grocery store that said that organic milk supplies were low because of such high demand. Organic farming is becoming more and…
EFN 3: Farmers Markets
Sep 17, 2012 • 10 min
Farmers Markets are becoming more and more popular throughout the U.S. and in this episode I give you all the information you need to feel confident when talking about this topic. Learn about what you can buy at a farmers market, how they work, and…
EFN 2: Twitter
Sep 6, 2012 • 14 min
Twitter is a social media platform used by millions of people throughout the world. It is quite a bit different than Facebook, and I explain it all to you in this episode. Learn what it means to tweet and how you can begin doing so today (if you…
EFN 1: Facebook
Aug 8, 2012 • 13 min
Facebook is an exciting social media platform that is used by hundreds of millions of people throughout the world. In this episode you will learn how to talk about Facebook in English, including the vocabulary to set up a new account, what it means to…