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Life in English

English, Education, 1 season, 215 episodes, 4 days, 7 hours, 53 minutes
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The Life in English Podcast is a show for people learning English as a foreign language. Join me, Tony Kaizen, as I talk about life and her curiosities; and learn some authentic American English while you do it!
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#185 - Matheus Cortêz

Another convo with my brother from another mother, Matheus Cortêz. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/30/20232 hours, 55 minutes, 21 seconds
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#184 - Tiffani Claiborne

Tiffani Claiborne is an English teacher, content creator, entrepreneur, and artist. She's driven by a mission to assist and empower individuals through education, ministry, and artistic expression.Links to Tiffani's work:YouTube: @SpeakEnglishWithTiffaniInstagram: @speakenglishwithtiffani/TikTok: @englishwithtiffanyFacebook: @TeacherTiffaniPodcast: Speak English with Tiffani PodcastWebsite: https://speakenglishwithtiffani.com/2nd YouTube Channel: @twogil Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/22/202350 minutes, 17 seconds
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#183 - Matheus Cortêz

Back with more good talk from my boy Matheus and me. Enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/17/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 37 seconds
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#182 - Matheus Cortêz

Matheus Cortêz is a long-time friend of mine and he's back for another great convo. Enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/13/20233 hours, 16 minutes, 2 seconds
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#181 - Luke Chao

Luke Chao is a Consulting Hypnotist and the founder of The Morpheus Clinic for Hypnosis in Toronto, ON, Canada.Learn more about Luke and his work:Website: https://www.morpheusclinic.com/luke-chao/TikTok: @morpheushypnosisInstagram: @morpheusclinicTwitter: @morpheusclinic Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/16/20232 hours, 12 minutes, 6 seconds
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#180 - Katerina Eleftheriou

Katerina Eleftheriou is a writer, content creator, and self-awareness guide from Toronto, ON, Canada.Learn more about Katerina:Website: https://katerinawrites.com/TikTok: @katerinawritesInstagram: @katerinawritesxoPodcast: Nobody Is Doing It RightCheck me out on social media:TikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/8/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 22 seconds
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#179 - Luke Thompson

Luke Thompson is an ESL Teacher, Podcaster, and Stand Up Comedian.Watch this episode on YouTube:https://youtu.be/rIolbmPGKRUCheck out Luke's work:Podcast: https://teacherluke.co.uk/YouTube: @LukesEnglishPodcastTwitter: @EnglishPodcastCheck me out on social media:TikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/2/20231 hour, 47 minutes, 21 seconds
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#178 - Fr. Michael Butler

Fr. Michael Butler is a priest, men's coach, and amateur bodybuilder who aims to help men be the best they can be by recovering authentic manhood through Orthodox Christianity.Follow Fr. Butler on social media:TikTok: @avg2alphaInstagram: @avg2alphaStream 'As Iron Sharpens Iron Podcast'Ancient Faith MinistriesApple podcastsCheck me out on social media:TikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/30/202341 minutes, 17 seconds
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#177 - Matheus Cortêz

My boy Matheus Cortêz is back! Please forgive the poor audio in this episode. I used a new software to record it and something went wrong (not sure what exactly.) I've since found an alternative option so future episodes should be much better.Hopefully, you can still enjoy a good conversation between me and my brotha.Check me out on social media:TikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/27/20232 hours, 16 minutes, 40 seconds
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#176 - Cost, Price, and Value

The age of digital media and unlimited information has created a dilemma for content creators and consumers alike. In this episode, we'll listen to the author and podcast Sam Harris talk about his perspective on the current way information is created, distributed, and compensated.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/176Join the Life in English Community and practice your English with us!https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Check out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/17/202326 minutes, 10 seconds
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#175 - A Quick Thought on Addiction

The idea for this episode came to me while driving the other day. Two simple changes have been making a big difference in my daily life lately, and I'm encouraging you to give them a try.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/175Join the Life in English Community and practice your English with us!https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Check out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/16/202312 minutes, 19 seconds
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#174 - Grandma's Advice

Where will you find happiness? Our grandma Torchy Swinson has the answer.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/174Join the Life in English Community and practice your English with us!https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Check out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/15/20234 minutes, 22 seconds
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#173 - How to Use the Word 'Motherfucker'

It's time to learn some real spoken English and a bit of American culture with the legendary stand up comedian Bernie Mac!To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/173Join the Life in English Community and practice your English with us!https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Check out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/14/202316 minutes, 23 seconds
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#172 - 5 Traits of a Great Communicator

Everyone communicates in their own way, but there are some traits that all great communicators possess. The good news is that anyone can acquire these traits and use them to communicate more effectively.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/172Join the Life in English Community and practice your English with us!https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Check out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/13/202320 minutes, 6 seconds
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#171 - What is the Action Bias?

Learn about a common mental issue that's almost certainly making your life harder than it needs to be.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/159Join the Life in English Community and practice your English with us!https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Check out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/12/202312 minutes, 49 seconds
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#170 - Can You Understand This Joke?

Two people are on a flight from Los Angeles to New York, and one of them just won't take 'no' for an answer!To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/170Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Check out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/11/202311 minutes, 20 seconds
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#169 - Do You Want Us to Shoot Her?

To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/169Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Check out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/10/202314 minutes, 7 seconds
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#168 - Men's Pathway to Success

The pathway to success in any endeavor is one that you might not have considered. Listen to Dr. Jordan B. Peterson talk about why young men should prepare themselves for success, and how his new app can help us do it.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/168Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Check out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/9/202311 minutes, 30 seconds
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#167 - Dave Chappelle Talks about Drugs

Listen to the legendary stand-up comedian Dave Chappelle tell a hilarious story about his first time trying psychedelic mushrooms.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/167Join the Life in English Community and improve your English by speaking with real people. https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Check out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/4/202317 minutes, 23 seconds
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#166 - Will You Be Okay with This Next Year?

A quick reflection to put things in perspective.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/166Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Check out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/28/20222 minutes, 54 seconds
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#165 - Santiago González Lives His Life in English

Listen to the inspirational story of a young Colombian man on a mission to speak better English so he can live a better life.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/165Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Check out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/21/20227 minutes, 41 seconds
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CK #47 - The English Learner's Most Valuable Tool

No matter when, why, or how you try to learn English, you won't be able to do it without this tool.Join the Life in English Community and practice your English with us!https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Check out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/15/20226 minutes, 32 seconds
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#164 - Knee-jerk Reactions

The smallest things can make the biggest difference in a conversation. Learning to choose a better reaction to this natural impulse will help you understand people better and communicate more effectively.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/164Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Check out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/14/202211 minutes, 28 seconds
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#163 - What Options Do You Have for Learning English?

The internet is full of useful resources for learning English as a foreign language. However, many English learners are still unaware of all the options they have available to them. This episode should help you understand what options you have and which one is best for you.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/163Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Check out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/7/202215 minutes, 19 seconds
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#162 - Malik from Brooklyn

Enjoy this conversation with a cool brother named Malik from Brooklyn, New York. You will learn about Malik's daily routine, his pet peeves, and his commitment to a healthy lifestyle.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/162Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Check out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/30/20226 minutes, 22 seconds
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CK #46 - The Only Lie I've Ever Told You

You know I've always kept it real with you... but I've got a confession to make.Join the Life in English Community and practice your English with us!https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Private English Classeshttps://lifeinenglish.net/classCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/25/20222 minutes, 15 seconds
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#161 - Carlos the Polyglot

Enjoy this conversation I had with an interesting guy named Carlos. We met while I was doing street interviews and he told me about his musical interests, his passion for engineering, and why he finds the Chinese language imitating.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/161Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Check out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/23/20224 minutes, 29 seconds
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#160 - An Extremely Effective Conversation Tip for Introverts

For a long time, I thought having an introverted personality was a weakness in social situations. But now I understand that it can be a superpower when used effectively.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/160Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Check out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/16/202212 minutes, 22 seconds
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#159 - American Hip Hop: Nipsey Hussle

Nipsey Hussle was a well-known Hip Hop artist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist from Los Angeles, California. In this episode, I'll be breaking down the language and culture of one of his songs.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/159Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Check out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/9/202225 minutes, 3 seconds
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#158 - How to Deal with Annoying People

We all have to deal with unwanted guests in life, but a simple change in your mentality could make dealing with them much easier.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/158Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Check out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/2/202211 minutes, 30 seconds
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CK #45 - What Can I Say?

There's nothing wrong with the question 'What can I say?' But there's a more important question you should ask yourself first.Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Check out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/30/20221 minute, 15 seconds
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CK #44 - Answering Questions about the Community

A lot of people have told me they don't understand what the Life in English Community is or how it works... others have been following me for months and still haven't heard about it. So in this episode of Coffee with Kaizen, I'll be explaining all the most important information about the community and how it can benefit you as an English learner.Join the Life in English community https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Check out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/27/202212 minutes, 44 seconds
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#157 - Do This and You'll Be Welcome Anywhere

In this episode, you’re gonna learn about a simple habit that will allow you to have better conversations and make more connections with people (in any language).To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/157Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Check out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/26/202215 minutes, 19 seconds
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#156 - The Best Way to Feel Better about Yourself

If you’re feeling bad about yourself, if you’re feeling insecure, if you’re feeling like you have nothing to offer the world, then I’ve got a quick message for you.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/156Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Check out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/19/20227 minutes, 10 seconds
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#155 - How to Have Better English Classes

After teaching English online for the past few years, I've noticed something that we can do to have more productive and enjoyable classes for students and teachers alike.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/155Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Check out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/12/202215 minutes, 50 seconds
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#154 - Can I Say the Word 'Nigga'?

Is It Okay to Use the Word 'Nigga'? I guess it depends on who you ask.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/154Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Check out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/5/20223 minutes, 24 seconds
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#153 - How to Use the Word Ain't

The word ain't is not only confusing, but also controversial. Some people think it's not a real word and whoever uses it is uneducated and low-class. Others think of it as standard English vocabulary. So in this episode, I'm gonna teach you the various ways in which we use this word, as well as the cultural aspect and how you will be perceived when using it.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/153Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Check out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/28/202218 minutes, 15 seconds
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CK #43 - 31 Days of English Challenge

No livestream today. I'm here to tell you about the language challenge we're gonna do next month. It's a simple and practical way to live your life in English every day.This is not a paid course, it's totally free. We just want to encourage people to stop scrolling on social media, get out of their comfort zones, and practice English daily. That's how we make real progress and gain unshakeable confidence.If you'd like to participate in the challenge, you can visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/challengeJoin the Life in English community and practice your English with us! https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Check out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/24/20223 minutes, 36 seconds
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#152 - Brandon from California

Here's a classic example of the Valley (Northern Los Angeles) accent. Brandon is a musician, a cat-lover, and he can't live without validation from the internet. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did!To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/152Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Check out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/21/20224 minutes, 36 seconds
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CK #42 - What Makes You Happy?

What's something that makes you happy?How do I improve as an upper-intermediate learner?What's your process for learning languages?What kind of topics do you recommend for starting a conversation?In this episode of Coffee with Kaizen (#42), I answer all these questions are more. If you'd like to have your questions answered or join a live stream with me in the future, join our Discord server and leave your question on the #questions channel! Learn more at https://www.lifeinenglish.netCoffee with Kaizen is a live Q&A session in which I answer your questions about English. From vocabulary and pronunciation to communication and study methods.Timestamps0:00 Intro0:32 Do you know any tongue twisters in English?1:40 What makes you happy?3:02 What's your language learning process?7:33 What are some easy conversation topics for language exchanges?9:57 Does talking to people really help you improve?13:07 What more can you teach us in your private classes?15:52 What's the quickest way to learn a language?17:05 How do I improve as an upper intermediate learner?18:28 Final thoughtsJoin the Life in English Community and practice your English with us! https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Check out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/15/202220 minutes, 1 second
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#151 - What's the Hardest Part of Learning English?

While on Discord the other day, one of our members asked me what I think the hardest part of learning English is. It's not phrasal verbs, prepositions, or pronunciation. In fact, the hardest part of learning English has nothing to do with the language itself.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/151Join the Life in English Community and practice your English with us! https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Check out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/14/202212 minutes, 17 seconds
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#150 - A Conversation with Kascha

Enjoy this English conversation with a lovely lady named Kascha whom I met while doing street interviews at Piedmont Park. Kascha told us about her musical interests, things she can't live without, and her passion for helping people.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/150Join the Life in English Community and learn real English with real people. https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Check out more Life in English content on social media :)YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/7/20225 minutes, 13 seconds
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#149 - The Dallas, Texas Accent with Tiger

Get a taste of that classic southern accent in this interview with a cool guy named Tiger from Dallas, Texas. You will hear him speak about his favorite music, things he can't live without, and his experience growing up as a Chinese immigrant in the U.S.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/149Join the Life in English Community and practice your English with us! https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Private English Classes https://lifeinenglish.net/classCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/31/202211 minutes, 32 seconds
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#148 - Advice for Young Creatives

This episode is full of advice that I wish I would've received back when I was 20 and had just dropped out of college. Making a living doing creative work isn't the easiest thing in the world, so I hope that some of the lessons I've learned will make it easier for you to create the life you want to live.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/148Join the Life in English Community and practice your English with us! https://discord.gg/yseD225AF2Private English Classes https://lifeinenglish.net/classCheck out some of Gary Vee's content!How to make 100 pieces of content a dayHow to make content consistentlyGary Vee Content Production ModelCheck out the concept of the power of broke!Daymond John talking about the power of brokeCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/24/202249 minutes, 1 second
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#147 - This Man Will Be Fluent in 6 Months

I know the title is a little ridiculous, but just listen and you'll understand what I mean.Follow Alyx on TikTok! @englishin6monthsTo read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/147Join the Life in English Community and learn real English with real people. https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media :)YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/17/202217 minutes, 14 seconds
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CK #41 - Same Questions, Different Day

What's the key to using vocabulary like a native? Which accent should I imitate? What advice do you have for students who are struggling to think in English?In this episode of Coffee with Kaizen (#41), I answer all these questions are more. If you'd like to have your questions answered or join a livestream with me in the future, join our Discord server and leave your question on the #questions channel! Learn more at https://www.lifeinenglish.netCoffee with Kaizen is a live Q&A session in which I answer your questions about English. From vocabulary and pronunciation to communication and study methods.Timestamps0:00 Intro0:30 Advice for students who struggle to think in English4:03 Disappointed AT you or disappointed IN you?4:57 How do I practice English by myself?7:44 Where is your accent from, Tony?8:51 What's the best way to learn a new skill?11:12 The true key to learning how to speak naturally12:10 How I learn to use vocabulary like a native13:53 Which accent should I imitate?16:36 The question I get most often, and a better alternative18:48 Final thoughtsJoin the Life in English Community and learn real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/17/202220 minutes, 12 seconds
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#146 - Watch the Ads

An argument in support of the advertising industry.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/146Join the Life in English Community and learn real English with real people. https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media :)YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/10/20228 minutes, 39 seconds
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CK #40 - Got A Good Head on Your Shoulders?

What does it mean to have a good head on your shoulders?What's the difference between 'a' and 'an'?Do you have any tips for an interview in English?Why'd you leave California?Is it better to learn English from a native speaker?In this episode of Coffee with Kaizen (#40), I answer all these questions are more. If you'd like to have your questions answered or join a livestream with me in the future, join our Discord server and leave your question on the #questions channel! Learn more at https://www.lifeinenglish.netCoffee with Kaizen is a live Q&A session in which I answer your questions about English. From vocabulary and pronunciation to communication and study methods.Timestamps0:00 Intro0:25 Should I listen to podcasts even if I can't understand everything?2:52 What does it mean to have a good head on your shoulders?4:26 Should I say 'thank' or 'thanks'?5:36 Is it bad to pronounce the 't' when in the USA?6:15 Any tips for being more confident when speaking with natives?7:33 What's the difference between 'a' and 'an'?8:35 What should I do if I don't have someone to practice English with?10:27 The difficulty of finding language exchange partners12:20 The difference between 'used to' and 'get used to'14:01 General tips for an interview in English15:50 Why does my brain freeze when I try to speak English?17:41 How to use your dictionary and English teacher effectively18:51 The reason I left California20:06 Is it better to learn English from native speakers?21:33 What's the best app for learning English?23:19 Where should I travel in the USA?24:47 How to learn more English vocabulary27:52 What's the difference between 'do' and 'watch'?28:39 Do I need to translate for my English students?31:06 How can I improve my spoken English by myself?32:24 What's the difference between 'attend' and 'attend to'?34:16 What does it mean to be 'tongue-tied'?34:52 English podcast recommendations38:08 How can I improve my English vocabulary?39:48 How do I speak like American native English speakers?40:26 How do I deal with mean people?44:13 FarewellJoin the Life in English Community and learn real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/4/202245 minutes, 48 seconds
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#145 - Forget about Your Problems

Sometimes, it's okay to quit.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/145Join the Life in English Community and learn real English with real people. https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media :)YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/3/20225 minutes, 46 seconds
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#144 - Steve Harvey's Advice for Young People

Here's a little dose of English and inspiration for the young ones.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/144Join the Life in English Community and learn real English with real people. https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media :)YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/27/202223 minutes, 4 seconds
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#143 - A Conversation with Ki

While I was out doing street interviews in the city, I came across a man named Ki and I asked him some questions about life in the USA.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/143Join the Life in English Community and learn real English with real people. https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media :)YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/20/202210 minutes, 10 seconds
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CK #39 - How to Think in English

How to learn phrasal verbs easily?How do I apply for private classes with you?How's life in California?Do you only teach English or can you teach Spanish too?Any tips for improving my ability to think in English?Why can I understand English but not speak it?How can I overcome my stress?How much time do I need to learn English?Which accent should I learn?In this episode of Coffee with Kaizen (#39), I answer all these questions are more. If you'd like to have your questions answered or join a livestream with me in the future, join our Discord server and leave your question on the #questions channel! Learn more at https://www.lifeinenglish.netCoffee with Kaizen is a live Q&A session in which I answer your questions about English. From vocabulary and pronunciation to communication and study methods.Private class registration is now open for August 2022! For more information about how to apply, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/classJoin the Life in English Community and learn real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/20/202224 minutes, 57 seconds
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#142 - How to Ask for Advice (the Right Way)

We all need advice from time to time, but so many of us tend to ask for it in such a lazy and unproductive way. So in this episode, I'm gonna teach you the right way to ask for advice.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/142Join the Life in English Community and learn real English with real people.https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media :)YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/13/202212 minutes, 52 seconds
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#141 - YouTube is the Future

I've been thinking and listening to a lot of conversations about the future of digital media, and the role it will play in our lives. We know that social media apps tend to be trendy, right? Historically speaking, we've migrated from app to app, and nowadays it seems like there are about 6 or 7 apps that all of us use on a daily basis.None of us know how long these apps will last, but if I had to bet all my money on the one that would outlast them all, it would be YouTube. In this episode, I'll give you 10 reasons why YouTube is and will continue to be the future of mass digital media.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/141Join the Life in English Community and learn real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/6/202220 minutes, 15 seconds
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CK #38 - How Can I Learn English Faster?

How can I learn English faster?How can I remember more vocabulary?What's the difference between 'over there' and 'right there'?What's the difference between 'other' and 'another'?How can I learn English for free?What's the difference between 'lawyer' and 'attorney'?Which podcasts should I listen to in order to learn more English?Why don't you explain things in Spanish?In this episode of Coffee with Kaizen (#38), I answer all these questions are more. If you'd like to have your questions answered or join a livestream with me in the future, join our Discord server and leave your question on the #questions channel! Learn more at https://www.lifeinenglish.netCoffee with Kaizen is a live Q&A session in which I answer your questions about English. From vocabulary and pronunciation to communication and study methods.Check out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/6/202219 minutes, 10 seconds
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#140 - Americans Are So Fucking Stupid

I've met so many people who see the United States as nothing more than a country full of arrogant, uneducated, money-hungry capitalists. What I find interesting is that most who have an opinion about the U.S. have never even set foot in the country nor spoken to an American citizen. So this episode is an attempt to put things in perspective.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/140Join the Life in English Community and learn real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/26/202214 minutes, 2 seconds
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#139 - The New York American Accent with Kairo Omar

We were out in the streets of Atlanta recording content for our YouTube channel the other day. And what we thought was going to be a 5-minute interview ended up being an hour-long conversation with a really cool guy named Kairo from the New York & New Jersey area. The video for YouTube isn't finished yet, but I thought you'd enjoy listening to Kairo's accent, dialect, stories, and opinions in the meantime.In this episode, I ask Kairo things like:What advice would you give your younger self?What are some differences between New York and Atlanta?Would you rather have more money or more time?What does the American dream mean to you?What's the American beauty standard?What do you love and hate about the USA?I will say that this episode is definitely not for beginners. Kairo is a passionate guy who speaks very fast. If you're not familiar with New York accents and dialects, understanding everything that was said in this episode will be a real challenge for you.But remember, you can always read a complete transcript of the episode at https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/139Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityFollow Kairo on Instagram! @kairo.omarCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: Life in EnglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/22/202246 minutes, 44 seconds
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#138 - 3 Simple Steps to Become a Better English Speaker

In my opinion, there's a difference between being able to speak English and being able to communicate in English. Speaking is about saying words, communicating is about how you say those words. In this episode, I'm going to share a simple exercise that will help you improve your ability to communicate (in any language).To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/138Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: Life in EnglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/15/202214 minutes, 57 seconds
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CK #37 - Explaining Some Confusing English Words

How do I use the word 'such'?Can I use 'positive' and 'sure' interchangeably?What's the difference between 'as' and 'like'?Must I always conjugate my verbs?In this episode of Coffee with Kaizen (#37), I answer all these questions are more. If you'd like to have your questions answered or join a livestream with me in the future, join our Discord server and leave your question on the #questions channel! Learn more at https://www.lifeinenglish.netCoffee with Kaizen is a live Q&A session in which I answer your questions about English. From vocabulary and pronunciation to communication and study methods. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/10/202231 minutes, 54 seconds
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#137 - 5 Things You Need to Hear Today with Cain Kerner

One of my favorite things to do on this podcast is share lessons that will make you and your life significantly better. So in this episode, with the help of the American musician Cain Kerner, I'll be sharing 5 life lessons that you should learn as soon as possible.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/137Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityFollow Cain Kerner on social media https://www.tiktok.com/@cainkernerCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/8/202230 minutes, 57 seconds
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CK #36 - I Am Too Shy to Speak English!

How can I get over my shyness and speak English with real people?What's the difference between somebody and anybody?What's the difference between nothing and anything?How can I join the Life in English Community?In this episode of Coffee with Kaizen (#36), I answer all these questions are more. If you'd like to have your questions answered or join a livestream with me in the future, join our Discord server and leave your question on the #questions channel! Learn more at https://lifeinenglish.netCoffee with Kaizen is a live Q&A session in which I answer your questions about English; from vocabulary and pronunciation to vocabulary and study methods. Watch the show on YouTube or stream it on your favorite podcast app.Check out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/4/202248 minutes, 59 seconds
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#136 - BEACH, BITCH, SHEET, and SHIT: How to Pronounce Them?

Beach, bitch, sheet, and shit are 4 words that many learners of English struggle to pronounce. Many of my students have told me that they sound exactly the same. But after talking with some of the community members, I ended up coming up with a simple exercise that helped them to hear the difference in pronunciation of these words. So in this episode, I'm gonna share that exercise with you, and also teach you some vocabulary related to each of the four words.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/136Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/25/202222 minutes, 14 seconds
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#135 - The Pros and Cons of Teaching English on Italki

Before I had started my podcast and built my own website, I decided to teach English on Italki, a popular platform for finding teachers to give you private language classes. I'm not a fan of the platform and I don't teach there anymore, but I still think it could be a decent option for many people depending on their current situation and goals. In this episode, I talk about the pros and cons of teaching on Italki.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/135Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/18/202224 minutes, 37 seconds
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#134 - 6 Reasons You Should Learn English in a Community

The thing people complain about the most when learning English is not having anyone to talk to, and that's why I created the Life in English Community. There are many ways to solve this problem, but in this episode, I'm gonna give you 6 legitimate reasons that learning English in a community is one of the best solutions.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/134Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/4/202216 minutes, 32 seconds
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#133 - How to Live Your Life in English with Guilherme Carvalho

In this episode, I sit down with a member of our community, Guilherme Carvalho, to talk about his experience learning English by himself in just 1 year and why he decided to join the Life in English family.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/133Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/20/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 34 seconds
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#132 - We're Free Yet Fearful

A life full of responsibilities is better than a life full of obligations.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/132Important Links & Mentions:CFAH article about Delta-8 THCHarvard Medical School article about CBDNASC article about the Farm Bill2018 Farm BillPhoto of a Delta-8 tincturePhoto of Delta-8 gummiesPhoto of Delta-8 vape penPhoto of Delta-8 concentratePhoto of Delta-8 flower (bud)Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/6/202232 minutes, 42 seconds
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#131 - Will Smith Slaps Chris Rock at the Oscars

On March 27, 2022, Will Smith won an Oscar for best actor after his performance in the movie, King Richard. However, some would say that moment was overshadowed by a controversial moment in which he slapped Chris Rock for making a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.Now, I can assure you that I'm not here to judge anyone or gossip about anything. I'd just like to talk about some deeper underlying subjects that affect all of us in one way or another. I totally respect all opinions on this moment in pop culture, and I'm just here to share mine with you.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/131Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/1/202234 minutes, 41 seconds
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#130 - Improving Your Speaking Skills by Yourself

More and more people around the world are starting to ditch the language schools and simply learn foreign languages by themselves. But how can you learn to communicate in a foreign language without having anyone to communicate with?In this episode, I’m gonna share a simple activity that will help you to increase your vocabulary and improve your speaking skills even if you don’t have anyone to talk to.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/130Important Links & Mentions:Random Word GeneratorHarry Mack’s YouTube ChannelJoin the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/23/202226 minutes, 46 seconds
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#129 - The Universal Truths of Learning A Language

There are a bunch of different methods, tools, courses, YouTube channels, and podcasts that claim to have the secret to fluency or some revolutionary study method. But at the end of the day, there are some things about the learning process that will never change, and that’s what I’m here to talk about today.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/129Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/9/202221 minutes, 54 seconds
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#128 - Native Speakers Only

The only way to improve your English is by practicing with native English speakers... or is it?To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/128Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/23/20229 minutes, 24 seconds
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#127 - Overrated or Underrated

Overrated or Underrated is a cool game you can play to get a conversation started and learn a little bit about a person's interests and preferences. In this episode, I'll be rating things from pizza and oral sex to libraries and love.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/127Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/16/202225 minutes, 32 seconds
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#126 - 7 Things I Wish I Would've Learned Sooner

Life is full of valuable lessons that we've gotta learn. Here are 7 simple lessons for you to think about.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/126Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/9/202236 minutes, 42 seconds
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#125 - Don't Be A Bitch

There are many different ways to use the English word 'bitch'. In this episode, we're gonna talk about one that applies to all of us.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/125Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/2/202223 minutes, 14 seconds
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#124 - Hip Hop Is Destroying This Country

In this episode, we're gonna take a look at Hip Hop and its influence on American culture. You'll also learn a bunch of useful English words and phrases to sound more natural in your conversations.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/124Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/26/202220 minutes, 2 seconds
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#123 - The Life of an Au Pair with Alondra Sandoval

An au pair is a young adult from overseas who lives with a family on a legal visa for up to two years and provides childcare and sometimes housework in exchange for a weekly stipend (salary), room and board, and an opportunity to experience American culture with an American family. In this episode, I’m gonna talk with Alondra Sandoval about the life of an Au Pair in the U.S.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/123Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/19/20222 hours, 35 minutes, 29 seconds
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#122 - The Story of the Chinese Farmer

The way you process your life experience is all about your perspective. This short story about a Chinese farmer will illustrate that perfectly.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/122Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/12/20227 minutes, 8 seconds
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#121 - 3 Life Lessons from Les Brown

Here are 3 lessons that (if applied) will undoubtedly change your life for the better. You're gonna hear Les Brown talk about the importance of mindset, networking, and communication. There's a lot to learn in this episode!To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/121Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/5/202219 minutes, 16 seconds
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#120 - Talking About Nothing 4

You know the deal... It's another ramblefest.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/120Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/15/202144 minutes, 32 seconds
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#119 - Talking About Nothing 3

Rambling about random topics while answering questions from a live stream on TikTok.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/119Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/8/20212 hours, 36 minutes, 21 seconds
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#118 - Attachment Theory

The challenges of romantic relationships are better understood through the lens of developmental psychology.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/118Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/1/202116 minutes, 12 seconds
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#117 - Will Moving to Another Country Help Me Become Fluent?

Allow me to dispel a common misconception about moving to another country to learn a language.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/117Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/24/202112 minutes, 58 seconds
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#116 - Are You Getting Paid to Do It?

Life is so much more interesting when you talk about things that really matter.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/116Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/17/202137 minutes, 55 seconds
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#115 - A Simple Tip for Understanding More English

One simple thing you can do to understand native speakers and express yourself better.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/115Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/10/202111 minutes, 51 seconds
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#114 - The Best and Worst Thing About the Age of Digital Media

Modern technology has made so many amazing things possible. Let's talk about the best and worst parts of it.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/114Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/3/20219 minutes, 37 seconds
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#113 - Always Keep It 100

Get exposed to the American accent from New Orleans, Louisiana, and learn what it means to keep it 100.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/113Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/27/202131 minutes, 29 seconds
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#112 - Your Eyes and Ears

What you see and hear becomes what you think and believe. What are you consuming?To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/112Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/20/20219 minutes, 34 seconds
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#111 - Any Advice for Being More Confident?

Confidence is something that we all struggle with at one point or another. Let's talk about the true meaning of the word.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/111Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/13/202120 minutes, 48 seconds
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#110 - The Challenge of Teaching You 'Slang'

This episode is a response to an interesting question about slang that I got from a listener of the show.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/110Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/6/20218 minutes, 20 seconds
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#109 - Your Eyes or Your Culture?

Through which lens do you see the world?To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/109Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizenSupport The Tony Kaizen Podcast by contributing to their tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/life-in-english Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/29/202114 minutes
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#108 - Learn the Most Common Irregular English Verbs

Here's a list of the most common irregular English verbs that we use on a daily basis.Support The Tony Kaizen Podcast by contributing to their tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/life-in-english Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/22/202130 minutes, 39 seconds
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CK #25 - The Importance of Feeling Like an Idiot

We all must feel like idiots from time to time.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/ck25Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/16/20217 minutes, 6 seconds
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#107 - Learn the Names and Capitals of the 50 United States of America

I imagine that you have the desire to visit the USA one day. So I thought it might be helpful for you to learn the names, capitals, and history of all 50 states. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/15/202131 minutes
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CK #24 - Idioms Are for Idiots

Just a quick reminder to focus on the fundamentals. That's what's gonna help you learn faster and sound more natural.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/ck24Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/15/20216 minutes, 49 seconds
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CK #23 - Don't Be An Ass

A thought-provoking episode about focus and decisiveness.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/ck23Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/14/202111 minutes, 41 seconds
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CK #22 - 4 Things You Need to Hear Today

Another thought-provoking episode with 4 important life lessons.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/ck22Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/13/202118 minutes, 57 seconds
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CK #21 - We All Have 4 Wives

Here's a thought-provoking story about life.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/ck21Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/10/202120 minutes, 10 seconds
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CK #20 - 8 Tips to Achieve Anything

Here are 8 simples tips that will improve your life (and your English) immediately.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/ck20Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/9/202119 minutes, 19 seconds
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#106 - What Kobe Bryant Can Teach You About Fluency in English

In this episode, I'm gonna explain how your journey to fluency is no different from Kobe Bryant's journey to becoming a champion.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/106Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/8/20216 minutes, 18 seconds
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CK #19 - English Expression: I Could Use (Something)

Here's a useful English expression to help you sound more natural in your daily conversations.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/ck19Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/8/20215 minutes, 34 seconds
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CK #18 - Today Morning? This Night?

In this episode, I’m gonna help you correct a grammar mistake that many students make when talking about the time of day.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/ck18Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/7/202113 minutes, 25 seconds
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CK #17 - English Phrase: AT ALL

After explaining the difference between 'all' and 'everything', I got a lot of questions about the phrase 'at all'. Listen to learn about the meaning of this phrase and how we use it.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/ck17Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/6/20219 minutes, 52 seconds
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CK #16 - The Difference Between JOB, WORK, and CAREER in English

Learners of English confuse the words 'job', 'work', and 'career' all the time. I'm gonna teach you the differences between the words, and a bunch of useful phrases to talk about them.To read the transcript and vocabulary guide for this episode, visit https://www.lifeinenglish.net/podcast/ck16Join the Life in English Community and practice real English with real people https://www.lifeinenglish.net/communityCheck out more Life in English content on social media!YouTube: youtube.com/lifeinenglishTikTok: @englishwithkaizenInstagram: @englishwithkaizenTwitter: @tonykaizen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/3/202130 minutes, 59 seconds
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CK #15 - The Difference Between ALL and EVERYTHING in English

All and everything are two words that confuse learners of English. I'm gonna explain the difference between them and how we use them. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/2/20214 minutes, 36 seconds
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Learn English with TV Series - Atlanta

In this episode, you're going to learn some real American English with the popular TV series, Atlanta. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/1/202148 minutes, 6 seconds
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CK #14 - Thank You for Not Practicing Your English

Check your voicemail. You've got a message. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/1/20213 minutes, 17 seconds
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CK #13 - Ronaldo Has Returned

Cristiano Ronaldo broke the internet when he announced his return to the glorious Manchester United Football Club. Let's talk about it! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/31/202116 minutes, 29 seconds
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CK #12 - What If I Forget A Word?

Here's a simple way to avoid killing a conversation. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/30/202110 minutes
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CK #11 - The difference between I USED TO and I AM USED TO in English

It's important to understand these two phrases because they mean completely different things! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/27/20217 minutes, 13 seconds
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CK #10 - English Idiom: What's the Catch?

Learn the meaning of the useful English idiom "What's the catch?" and how to use it like a native English speaker. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/26/20214 minutes, 47 seconds
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How to Pronounce the Most Difficult English Words

In this episode, you're going to learn how to use and pronounce some of the most challenging words in the English language! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/25/202121 minutes, 46 seconds
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CK #9 - Quick English Pronunciation Tip

An interesting observation I made about the suffix -age. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/25/20215 minutes, 19 seconds
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CK #8 - What's the Difference between REMIND and REMEMBER?

Helping you understand the difference between two words that learners of English confuse very often. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/24/20214 minutes, 25 seconds
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Coffee with Kaizen #7 - 6 Words that Are Stronger than 'Bad'

Learn 6 useful words and the contexts in which we use them. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/23/202110 minutes, 54 seconds
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Coffee with Kaizen #6 - 6 Words that Are Stronger than 'Good'

Learn 6 useful words and the contexts in which we use them. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/20/202111 minutes, 46 seconds
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Coffee with Kaizen #5 - 8 Words to Resolve A Conflict

To listen is to respect... think about it. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/19/202112 minutes, 9 seconds
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10 Useful English Phrases to Boost Your Conversations

In this episode, you're going to learn 10 phrases that will help you speak English more naturally. Make sure you practice or you'll have a hard time remembering the phrases later! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/18/202116 minutes, 5 seconds
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Coffee with Kaizen #4 - The Key to Fluency is Self-awareness

We're all different, and getting to know ourselves will help us determine how to get what we want. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/18/20217 minutes, 54 seconds
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Coffee with Kaizen #3 - The Premier League is Back!

After months of waiting, one of my favorite things is back in action. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/17/202114 minutes, 21 seconds
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Coffee with Kaizen #2 - Tell That Bitch to Be Quiet!

Take control of yourself and you'll take control of your life. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/16/20217 minutes, 48 seconds
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Coffee with Kaizen #1 - Why Do You Teach English... in English?

The first episode of a new series, answering a question that I've been getting a lot lately. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/13/202111 minutes, 55 seconds
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High School in the USA

High school can be a very memorable time for many of us. I’m gonna tell you how American high schools work and what my 4-year experience was like. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/11/202150 minutes, 54 seconds
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What's Missing from the Tourism Industry?

The tourism industry is bigger than ever, and I believe it will continue to grow. However, I think this industry is lacking something very important. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/4/202131 minutes, 43 seconds
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Welcome to Life in English

We’ve finally reached episode #100! So I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome all the new listeners of the show, and explain what you can expect. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/29/202131 minutes, 6 seconds
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You Are Not For Everyone

Thou shalt not cast thy pearls before swine. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/21/202114 minutes, 54 seconds
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Destination Addiction

In this episode, I talk about an idea called destination addiction, which is essentially the poor habit of living in the future. Listen to learn more about this problem and how to overcome it. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/19/202115 minutes, 24 seconds
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How Do You Handle Criticism?

It takes a certain level of self-knowledge and strength of character to be able to sit and listen to harsh criticism objectively without taking things personally and getting our feelings hurt. But I believe that if you can manage to do this, you’ll find a lot more opportunities to grow as a person. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/10/202115 minutes, 23 seconds
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TikTok Is the Shit!

Just sharing my thoughts on what seems to be the most popular social media app at the moment. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/30/20219 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Modern Struggle

Is it possible for life to be better and worse than it has ever been before? Listen to find out! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/21/202119 minutes, 23 seconds
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How Long Are You Going to Watch?

The game of life requires participation. How long are you going to sit on the sideline? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/14/20218 minutes, 56 seconds
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There's More Than One Way to Skin A Cat

With so many different ways of living life, it's important to remember that we must create one that works best for us. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/7/202121 minutes, 35 seconds
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How Listening Can Make You A Better Speaker

Many people want to know how to become better speakers, but few focus on improving the skill that's even more important; listening. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/2/202130 minutes, 14 seconds
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What Happened to Healthy Debates?

Does anybody know when it became so popular to avoid productive conversations at all costs? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/15/202124 minutes, 59 seconds
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Don't Forget to Tip Your Waiter!

What's the cultural practice around tipping in your country? Listen to learn how it works here in the USA. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/14/202114 minutes, 54 seconds
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Boycott the Billionaires!

It seems that we don't have a clear understanding of the way society works. Let's talk about it. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/13/202122 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Cube Test

A psychological game that will help you get to know yourself better. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/12/202121 minutes, 41 seconds
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False Idols

Be careful who you put your trust in. Not everyone has your best interest at heart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/11/202120 minutes, 15 seconds
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English Expression: Every Other Day

Here's a useful time expression you can use on a daily basis in your English conversations. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/10/20211 minute, 36 seconds
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English Expression: You Got Me Fucked Up!

An English expression you can use in various situations.. be careful with this one though. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/7/20217 minutes, 37 seconds
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I'm Just Not Ready!

If you've ever used the words "I'm not ready," then this episode is for you... and you're probably not gonna like it. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/5/202119 minutes, 4 seconds
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You Need A Partner in Crime

I've talked about this before, and I'll talk about it more in the future... you need to find a language exchange partner. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/4/202126 minutes, 16 seconds
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How Are Things in the USA?

A quick update about how things are going in my part of the world, just in case you were wondering. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/202111 minutes, 32 seconds
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A Slightly New Direction

Just a quick update on what to expect from the show from now on. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/20219 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Triple Filter Test

A simple test that will help you decide if what you have to say is really worth saying. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/13/20217 minutes, 8 seconds
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Is Capitalism Evil?

I’m sure this question always has been and always will be debated around the world. Listen to hear a marketing expert’s perspective. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/22/202112 minutes, 29 seconds
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Comparison Fallacy

One mistake we’ve all made is comparing ourselves to other people. Listen to find out why that’s a terrible idea. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/22/202111 minutes, 59 seconds
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Hedonic Treadmill

It seems to me that some of us need to put some things in perspective. Listen to find out if you’re really on the path to happiness. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/22/202115 minutes, 27 seconds
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Cognitive Scope Limitation

Not all people are assholes on purpose. Sometimes, they simply don’t care about the things they can’t see. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/16/202113 minutes, 35 seconds
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Conservation of Energy

Did you know that you were born to be lazy? Check out this interesting concept to learn more. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/16/202112 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Fisherman and the Business Executive

In this episode, I’m gonna share a short but thought-provoking story about a fisherman and a business executive. I’m sure you’ll like this one. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/19/20219 minutes, 36 seconds
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Fail Big with Denzel Washington

Learn English and get inspired by the great American actor Denzel Washington. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/9/202111 minutes, 20 seconds
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American Slang: A minute

Take a minute to learn some American slang in this quick episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/3/20214 minutes, 20 seconds
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English Idiom: 2 cents

In this episode, you’ll learn a common English idiom that will spice up your vocabulary. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/27/20207 minutes, 40 seconds
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How to Live Your Life in English with Giacomo Cariolato

In this episode, I speak with one of my students, Giacomo Cariolato, about how he was able to learn English without leaving his home country of Italy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/24/202047 minutes, 9 seconds
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How to Stay Motivated When You’re Learning English

Sometimes finding the answer to a question requires a change in perspective. Listen to find out how to fix your motivation problem. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/22/202017 minutes, 54 seconds
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15 Steps to Improve Your English

This episode is full of simple but effective tips to improve your English fast. Listen to find out more! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/15/202035 minutes, 7 seconds
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How to Tell the Time in English

In this episode, you’re going to learn everything you need to know about telling the time in English. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/30/202014 minutes, 7 seconds
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Me Too or Me Neither?

Just a quick grammar lesson to help you with a very common mistake that many English learners make. You’re going to learn about the difference between ‘me too’ and ‘me neither’. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/27/202010 minutes, 25 seconds
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Rob, Steal, Assault, and More!

A quick vocabulary lesson to clear up some doubts about two similar but distinct words. I’m sure you’ll learn something new! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/25/202011 minutes, 59 seconds
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Pretty Ugly

In this episode, I’ll be sharing an interesting poem that can only be understood if you read it two times. Listen to find out more! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/18/20205 minutes, 3 seconds
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What's up?

This episode is the only resource you’ll ever need for understanding one of the most common questions in the English language, “What’s up?” Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/11/202029 minutes, 6 seconds
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Get Your Ego in Check

Another quick thought that came as a result of my last quick thought. Listen up and I’ll explain everything. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/2/202011 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Only Reason You Can't Speak English

Just a quick thought I’d like to share with the world. Please spread this message as quickly as possible. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/17/20204 minutes, 17 seconds
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The History of In-N-Out Burger

Sticking with the theme of business, I’d like to share the story of my favorite American restaurant, In-N-Out. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/17/202015 minutes, 46 seconds
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Akrasia

In this episode, we’ll be taking one more look at life and business. I’d like to talk to you about a phenomenon that we’ve all experienced before. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/15/202019 minutes, 37 seconds
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Exploration & Exploitation

Still talking about business and life. In this episode, we'll explore an interesting way to get new ideas and make the most of them. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/11/202013 minutes, 37 seconds
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Working with Yourself

In this episode, I'll be talking about business. I believe the best advice is universal, so let's see how some great business advice can be applied to your life. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/26/202020 minutes, 37 seconds
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Stop Giving Your Time Away

If there's one thing that we can learn from 2020, it's that everything can change in a matter of minutes. One small change can lead to many other small changes, which lead to a completely different life experience. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/23/202010 minutes, 28 seconds
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5 Tips for Learning English by Yourself

In this episode, I will share 5 simple tips for speeding up your English learning process. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/20/202011 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Devil’s Best Tool

This is not a religious episode but a philosophical one. I want to explain how the things you think are so much more important than the things you do. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/7/202026 minutes, 49 seconds
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Innovation Invokes Hatred

This episode is just about a quick thought I had while studying the other day. I hope you can take some inspiration from it. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/4/202010 minutes, 50 seconds
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Talking About Nothing 2

I know it's been a while... so I just wanted to say what's up and talk about nothing for a bit. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/4/202048 minutes, 38 seconds
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American Hip Hop: King Chip

Back with another music-based lesson, and this time we’re gonna listen to some hip hop. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/30/202040 minutes, 55 seconds
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Be Grateful For Your Exes

Many of us have had a bad break-up at one point or another. Although these moments come with pain and frustration, I'd like to show you the bright side. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/19/202010 minutes
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Hospitality

There’s nothing like good old hospitality, right? The art of making someone feel at home is something to be appreciated. Let's explore this idea. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/8/202045 minutes, 12 seconds
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How Writing Can Make You A Better Speaker

You understand English very well but when it's time for you to speak, all of the words disappear, right? This episode will help you fix that. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/26/202026 minutes, 25 seconds
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American R&B: Trey Songz

Back with another music-based lesson, and this time we’re gonna listen to some ‘contemporary’ R&B (Rhythm & Blues). Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/16/202023 minutes, 55 seconds
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Marijuana in the USA

Marijuana (cannabis) has a long and curious history in the USA. I’d like to share that history with you and talk in more detail about this marvelous plant. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/6/202032 minutes, 47 seconds
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Do You Want to Be an American Idiot?

Billie Joe Armstrong was trying to tell us something back in 2004, and his message is still valid today. Perhaps we can identify how history repeats itself. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/27/202031 minutes, 9 seconds
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American Funk: Stevie Wonder

Back with another music-based lesson, and this time we’re gonna listen to some old school funk. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/15/202029 minutes, 19 seconds
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I Love Working from Home

With most people stuck at home these days, I wonder if remote work and studies will become the standard in the future. Let’s take a look at this idea. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/30/202022 minutes, 13 seconds
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I Hate This Podcast

Dissatisfaction should be your motivation to improve, not to quit. In this episode, I’ll explain why. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/26/202018 minutes, 55 seconds
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Stop Talking to Yourself

Spending large amounts of time alone can be a problem for many people. I’d like to propose a solution that can be implemented immediately. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/16/202031 minutes, 28 seconds
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What I’ve Learned from Teaching English Online

It was only a year ago that my good friend Matheus suggested that I teach English online. It’s been a great learning experience, and I’d like to share some of my newfound knowledge with you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/26/202033 minutes, 27 seconds
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Social Anxiety

Anxiety is something that we all feel at one point or another during social interactions. With the help of Dr. Jordan B. Peterson, I’d like to talk about some ways to overcome this crippling sensation. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/16/202044 minutes, 58 seconds
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10 More (Hilarious) Short Stories

5 Short Stories is by far the most popular episode that I’ve produced for this podcast. So here are some more short stories for you to enjoy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/6/202026 minutes, 19 seconds
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Comedian: Anthony Jeselnik

In this episode, we’ll be listening to some great jokes from the American comedian Anthony Jeselnik. WARNING: If you’re a sensitive person, this episode is not for you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/27/202029 minutes, 40 seconds
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Sports Culture in the USA

In this episode, I’d like to take a look at the history of organized sports in the U.S. and how they became such a big part of our culture. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/14/202036 minutes, 11 seconds
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Choices

The paths we walk in life are made up of a number of different choices. Knowing this can give us a lot of anxiety about making the wrong choices. In this episode, I’d like to explore the idea and the curiosity of making choices in life. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/29/202048 minutes, 52 seconds
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Transitioning into Adulthood with Matheus Cortêz (part 2)

Continuing the conversation from the last episode, Matheus and I talk more about the things we've learned in our young adult lives. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/18/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 41 seconds
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Transitioning into Adulthood with Matheus Cortêz (part 1)

During this conversation, I'd like to discuss the angst and anxiety that we all feel at some point during our young adult lives and many times during life thereafter. Matheus has one more year of college so this subject applies directly to both me and him. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/8/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Trouble of Finding A Language Exchange Partner

I’m convinced that the absolute best way to learn a foreign language is by practicing with native speakers. Today it’s easier than ever to find a language exchange partner on the internet. The challenge is finding the one that’s right for you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/17/201956 minutes, 4 seconds
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Why Is English Spelling So Strange?

Everyone who learns English (even native speakers) are confused and frustrated by the spelling and pronunciation rules of the language at some point. In this episode, we’re going to take a look at how English spelling became so strange and inconsistent. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/7/201959 minutes, 47 seconds
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Stories From Brazil

Every time you travel to another city or country, something interesting is bound to happen. In this episode, I share some entertaining stories from my recent trip to Brazil. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/30/201952 minutes, 5 seconds
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What 3 Months in Brazil Has Taught Me

I just got back from a 3-month trip to Brazil and I'd like to spend the next hour talking about some observations I've made and things I've learned. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/6/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Fear of Rejection

The fear of rejection is something that can plague all of our lives at one point or another. I’d like to take a deeper look at where the fear comes from, the effect it has on our lives, and also what we can do about it. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/1/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 37 seconds
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5 Short Stories

Today we're going to test your English comprehension skills with 5 short stories. This episode is full of useful vocabulary, so listen until the end and take your English skills to the next level! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/30/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 5 seconds
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Shootin' The Shit with Matheus Cortêz

I sit down for the second time with my good friend Matheus Cortêz. I spent the weekend with him and his family in Itanhaém, Brazil and we decided to grab a microphone and just shoot the shit! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/7/20191 hour, 23 minutes, 11 seconds
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American Accents: East Coast

In every language, you'll hear many different accents and dialects. Today I'm going to expose you to the American English that you'll hear in the Northern region of the United States. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/24/201946 minutes, 8 seconds
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American Accents: Down South

In every language, you'll hear many different accents and dialects. Today I'm going to expose you to the American English that you'll hear in the Southern region of the United States. Soon you'll see that cowboys aren't the only thing you'll find in the South! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/26/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 27 seconds
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American Accents: West Coast

In every language, you'll hear many different accents and dialects. Today I'm going to expose you to the American English that you'll hear on the West coast of the United States. Many English learners say it's the clearest and easiest accent to understand. What do you think? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/17/201959 minutes, 17 seconds
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Life Update & Travel Experiences

I'm in São Paulo, baby! In this episode, you'll hear me talk about my travel experiences from last week and my first impressions of São Paulo, Brazil. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/7/201957 minutes, 11 seconds
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How To Plan A Trip Abroad

Planning a trip abroad can be a bit stressful. In this podcast, I'll help you get a better idea of the things you need to consider when thinking about visiting a foreign country. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/19/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 5 seconds
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Reasons To Be Yourself

Listen to this episode to hear a little bit about the importance of being yourself in this world. You'll also hear some tips on how to get started on the journey to self-knowledge. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/6/201953 minutes, 50 seconds
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Goals

What are your goals? What do you want to achieve in life? In this episode, I'll talk about creating clearly defined goals. I'll also share my goals for this month with you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/1/201941 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ups and Downs

Ups and Downs are something we all have to deal with in life. This episode is my take on the idea. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/30/201946 minutes, 59 seconds
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Life Update & Story Time with Mom

This episode started as a quick update of where I am and what I've been doing, but it turned into another ramble session and ended with a story from my mom. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/12/201956 minutes, 58 seconds
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How I Learned Brazilian Portuguese

The number one question that I'm constantly getting from Brazilian people is "how did you learn to speak Portuguese so well?" Although I believe imitation and repetition are the most important aspect of learning a language, there's one secret ingredient to my recipe for success that I don't recommend to everyone. Listen to the podcast to find out more! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/18/201956 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Shortness of Life 2

In this episode, you're going to listen to a few passages from the book 'The Shortness of Life' by Seneca. I've been rereading this book lately and I thought you might find it interesting. I'll give you some useful vocabulary, read the passage, and then give you my opinion on what was said. Enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/22/20191 hour, 1 minute, 47 seconds
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The Shortness of Life

In this episode, you're going to listen to a few passages from the book 'The Shortness of Life' by Seneca. I've been rereading this book lately and I thought you might find it interesting. I'll give you some useful vocabulary, read the passage, and then give you my opinion on what was said. Enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/14/201955 minutes, 40 seconds
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Traffic

In this episode, I talk (or rant) about traffic and transportation in the U.S. You'll learn some useful vocabulary and also learn how to talk about traffic in your own country. Enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/6/201953 minutes, 40 seconds
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Independence

In this episode, I speak from the heart (or..ramble a little bit) about the importance of independence. I try my best to relate my personal thoughts and experiences to your experience learning English. I hope you can use this as motivation to stay dedicated on your journey to English fluency. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/18/201947 minutes, 39 seconds
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The U.S. Military with Dr. Edmond T. Heatley

In this episode, I speak with Dr. Heatley about his time and experiences in the United States Marine Corps. You can expect to learn a little about what life in the U.S. military is like, and why Americans value freedom so much. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/16/20191 hour, 55 seconds
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How to Live Your Life in English with Matheus Cortêz

In this episode, I speak with one of my English students, Matheus Cortêz about his language learning process and some tips on how to reach fluency. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/2/20191 hour, 18 minutes, 5 seconds
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American Hip Hop: Z-Ro

In this episode, you'll learn some English listening to music. I share a song from one of my favorite musicians and explain each line to help you understand the context. Enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/9/201953 minutes, 13 seconds
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Talking About Nothing

In this episode, I ramble about weed, trust issues, and personal goals. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/2/201958 minutes, 36 seconds