Podcasts This Week (February 17, 2014)

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ESL Podcast 974 – Talking About Old Crimes

In the Learning Guide: Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear), vocabulary list and sample sentences, and comprehension questions.
In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “cold case” and “trail.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Interesting Methods Used to Solve Cold Cases.”
“In general, the older a crime is, the more difficult it becomes to solve…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Cafe 438

Topics: Movies – A Streetcar Named Desire; Bryce Canyon National Park; lockout versus walkout versus strike; Sweet Sixteen, Elite Six, and Final Four; to dote on

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “The Stella Awards.”
“From 2002 to 2007, an unusual type of award was given out as a joke…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ESL Podcast 975 – Making Food From Scratch

In the Learning Guide: Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear), vocabulary list and sample sentences, and comprehension questions.
In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “from scratch” and “fresh.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Recent Food Movements.”
“The United States has ‘witnessed’ (seen) many food movements recently…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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6 Responses to Podcasts This Week (February 17, 2014)

  1. Dan says:

    Hey guys,

    I would like to congratulate you guys at ESLPod not just for the Podcast and Blog, but even for the continuity of the service you provide.

    If I look back, I cannot remember one single day the website was down or a podcast missing or something else not working.

    You guys work like a “Swiss clock” as we say over here. What are you? Robots?

    Anyway, Thank you.

    And even if is not my job, I would like to remember to anyone to subscribe or donate something. Do not know if you noticed, but the website is free from ads.

    I mean, with all we get from them, it is the least we can do. Do not forget that ESLpod is an open window to the US, a part as a learning tool.

    Thanks and have a nice week

  2. Dan says:


    I was thinking that with all the posting Emi does he should pay double.

    just kidding Emi

    I should pay three times that, for all the stupid thing I write.


  3. Dan says:

    Hey people,

    You want to laugh? then go to Youtube and watch “Dawn of the Commercials – Nostalgia Critic”

    Skip at 34:28 at the commercial for the Blue red and white pancake.

    By the way, I would say that the nostalgia critic could be Jeff’s brother. I see something of Jeff in him.


  4. Dan says:

    Sorry, me again

    It is just to say that, listening to podcast 974 about cold cases, coincidentally, just this morning there was an article
    on NPR about these kinds of old cases.

    Problem is that it was a case of a woman escaped from prison in the 70s for stealing clothes and now they got her.

    reading the readers’ comments as I always do, since they are often more interesting than the article itself, almost
    everyone was saying that that is a waste of taxpayer money, and time.

    If you want to read the piece look for “Fugitive Finally Captured: ‘The Eyes Gave Her Away”


  5. Tania says:

    Hi! I like “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T.S.Eliot and the similarities between
    feline and human personality traits, too.
    Very unusual to me all the cats’ names.
    – Rum Tum Tugger is portrayed as the rebel cat.
    – Jellicle cats are nocturnal black-and-white cats.
    – Rumpleteazer and her partner in crime.
    – Old Deuteronomy is an ancient and wise cat.
    – Macavity , also called the Mystery Cat, is a master criminal, too clever to leave any evidence of his guilt.
    – Gus, known as “The Theatre Cat” due to his career as an actor. His full name is Asparagus, the name of a plant.
    – Bustopher Jones is a gentleman.
    – Cat Morgan is a pirate , bur retired.

  6. Tania says:

    Hi! I have read some excerpts in my language on Wikipedia.
    Very, very funny like in cartoons. Just we have to have the pleasure and the disposition to understand
    the author’s message. And of course , the wonderful and miraculous childhood world.
    Thank you, dear Jeff.

    We have the same word “asparagus”.

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