Podcasts This Week (June 22, 2015)

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ESL Podcast 1114 – Forms of Government

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “imaginary” and “rule.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Anti-Federalism.”
“‘Anti-Federalism’ was a ‘movement’ (the efforts of many people to change society in some way)…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Cafe 508

Topics: American Musicals – Cabaret; The Guggenheim Museum; relation versus relationship; rerun versus syndication; belly of the beast

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “The Drama Desk Award.”
“In 1949, an organization called the “Drama Desk” was ‘founded’ (created; started) by New York City theater…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ESL Podcast 1115 – Buying Meat from a Butcher

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “cut” and “whole.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “New York City’s Meatpacking District.”
“The Meatpacking District in New York City ‘occupies’ (takes up space) a neighborhood in Manhattan…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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10 Responses to Podcasts This Week (June 22, 2015)

  1. peter says:

    I talk and listen endlessly. My talks sound effortlessly natural . I perfectly keep up the flow yet the need for Eslpod feels in my every interaction with people around me no matter how simple ,no matter how minuscule.
    Eslpod ‘s intellectual distinction has made all the difference.
    Jeff and Lucy thanks for teaching excellence.


  2. peter says:

    I love it when eslpod dudes take eslpod to the streets among everyday people and businesses.the field trip teaches me a tuckload of practical , marketable terms and expressions.
    I can’t wait for our trip to the butcher Joe.

    I can’t wait to see what Lucy has to say and those clever , funny touches of Jeff along the way.

    Thanks for teaching excellence


  3. Dan says:

    Hey Everyone! how are you all doing guys?

    As I was listening to podcast 1114 about forms of government I was thinking: are we going to see any global form of government any time soon?
    What do you guys think?

    I do not know, probably for global issues such us Global Warming we need something like a global command.

    I am not sure that’s doable though. There are many people out there that cannot stand their government already, can you imagine adding a new one?

    It will probably take some huge event to put all humans together and have a planetary government.

    I do not know, it could be WW3 or an Alien invasion or a meteorite alarm, zombie attach, something like that.

    Anyway, just thoughts, you know.

  4. Dan says:

    I funny thought just popped up in my mind.

    Can you guys imagine Jeff running for his life chased by zombie cats.

    And then, since he’s not fit and does not like running, falls down after a few steps and the zombie cats eat his brains out.

    After that the zombie cats are like: souvenir medallions souvenir medallions sou…….

  5. peter says:

    Dan ,
    I don’t know about the zombie thingy on your post.
    For all I know ,Jeff is a pod built and programmed in some faraway celestial Galaxy then sent to Earth !:)))


  6. Dan says:

    Hey Pete.

    That was nothing just a fantasy/thought I had, forget about that.

    Regarding the use of partner in a romantic relationship, I usually use it as a neutral term, if I can say that.

    I mean, if I do not know the person’s partner I am using partner.

    Again, I mean, what if he/she is gay? I do not know that, so I use the more safe partner. Does that make sense?

    I personally do not know any gay couple, do you guys?

    One other example could be: what if you are not sure whether they are married or whatever situation they are in?
    A quick and safe shortcut is using partner, isn’t it?

    I would like to know from you guys, what do you think?


  7. peter says:

    I know some gay couples
    In fact , one close friend of mine is a lesbian.
    She and her life-partner has adopted an adorable ,cute-as-a-pie Chinese baby girl
    My friend and her partner are both of a British descent.
    They both in 30s. Well , needles to say they both were born here.
    They are very caring and loving couple. they are great cook!
    Everyyear I send my regrets to all my thanksgiving invitations, so I can go to their place and stuff my face with all the food and deserts. The thing is ,10 years ago they decided to start their own tradition , so every year they throw this extravaganza thanks giving party.
    It was where I made acquaintances with some other gay couples. And with some, I built a very close friendship.
    Every year my friend and her lover cook this big juicy Turkey; they are not married yet!

    She always leave the caboose for me.
    Most people love Turky legs; my favourite part is the caboose and the runner-up is turky breast :)))
    I don’t like Turkey legs too greasy and fattening to me.
    But, My friend speciality is not turky but the yawn , cranberry sauce ,and crambury pie she makes.
    Boy ,she makes different type of yam. Crunchy ,mushy ,vegy and so on.
    Every year , one week before thanksgiving’s day , I start a stirct regiment so I can eat to my heart content guilty free on the day.
    The good thing about my precautionary diet :)) is I don’t have to worry about the thanksgiving weight I have to get rid of the following days.


  8. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    Hi guys. Is everything all right? Are you looking forward to reading all comments posted? You are hard worker. Congratulations. I don’t care about forms of government. What can I do against government alone? Of course I would agree to end up all government. Thjey are in charge to make us unhappy. That’s all they do and like to do it.

  9. Dan says:

    Hey everyone,

    I have just bumped into a new word: Flummox.

    That was in the title of an article about these mysterious bright spots on Ceres.
    Have you guys seen those images? just beautiful.
    Btw, flummox is a synonym for perplexed or bewildered.

    First time I see this word that is probably rarely used.

    Anyway, back on my quest to rise the blood pressure of online readers.


  10. peter says:

    When I was a kid, I slept away from the door so boogeyman can’t get me. Now, a grown-up ,I sleep away from window so my sinus doesn’t suffer.
    The fear is the same just its face shifted. I m the same just my face looks older.


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