culture

Episode 22: School Systems in The U.S. & U.K.

In today’s episode we’ll be reviewing some cultural differences between the U.S. and U.K. This episode was a request from a listener, and they wanted to hear about school systems in each of

our countries. Listen along as Jen and Dan describe the similarities and differences while you practice with a real conversation.

Additionally, you’ll hear some idioms and expressions used commonly in English to add to your vocabulary bank!

Episode 20: Bonfire Night in the UK

In today’s episode Dan and Jennifer talk about a special British holiday (celebratory day), Bonfire Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Night. Listen to Dan explain this night, popular in British culture, where it started and how it’s celebrated today!


You’ll also get even more listening practice with a comprehension check and dictation/transcription practice. This episode will help you understand some key differences in American and British English pronunciation, and check your ability to understand the two!

Episode 19: Halloween Traditions

Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to talk about this holiday and its traditions and customs in the US and the UK! Today, hear Dan and Jennifer talk about how Halloween is celebrated, learn a little bit about the history, and ways that you can connect with the celebration, too!


You’ll get extra listening practice today with comprehension questions to check your understanding of the episode. Additionally, you’ll learn some phrasal verbs, idioms, and Halloween related vocabulary!

Episode 16: School Days, Did you play Hooky?

Get ready to massively increase your vocabulary skills in today’s episode! As Jennifer and Dan talk about their schooldays, they naturally use multiple phrasal verbs, idioms, and English expressions that you can learn to sound more like a native speaker.


You will learn how to talk about your past school experiences, different subjects, and common activities that happened in the US and the UK.

Episode 15: Coffee Talk - What you Need to Know at the Cafe

 In today’s episode we’ll teach you everything you need to know about a cup of joe (coffee) and the perfect English cuppa (cup of tea). We talk about drinks we like, ones we don’t, and common language you will hear and need in your local coffee shop. After this episode you will feel more confident ordering in an English speaking country, and you'll be more knowledgeable about this popular drink!

Episode 14: Fall and Autumn, What's the difference?

In today’s episode, Dan and Jennifer talk about the weather cooling down and the season changes. You’ll hear them use the words fall and autumn, which is a common difference among American and British English. Additionally, you’ll hear them talk about how the season is different in Dan’s coastal city, and Jen’s desert city.

This episode will give you a fun way to build your fluency too. Listen while Jen and Dan play a game that will help you increase your vocabulary skills and learn even more idioms and expressions by the end of the conversation!