Since the beginning of time, humans have been searching for the answers to
some of life’s biggest questions. One of the most widely accepted forms of
answering these questions for people around the world has come in the form
In today’s episode, we talk about faith, religious hypocrites, and our own
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Did you know that it’s illegal to fly a kite in Victoria, Australia? Or
that it’s prohibited to wear high-heel shoes at the Acropolis in Athens? If
your answer is no, then you’ll want to listen to these strange and funny
laws and many others that exist in different countries all around the world
in this week’s episode.
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The United States has a lot of big cities that offer plenty of tourist
attractions such as New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Miami.
But there’s one big Midwestern city that gets overlooked. This beautiful
city located on the shores of Lake Michigan is none other than Chicago.
In today’s episode, we talk with fellow Dynamic English teacher and Chicago
native—Matt Gutman—all about the Cubs, deep-dish pizza, and the best music
and museums in “The Windy City.”
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“Never Have I Ever” is a popular drinking game in which someone says
something they have never done before and if anyone else has done that
before, they have to put down a finger and take a drink.
In today’s episode, we play “Never Have I Ever…” and talk about our
experiences with bungee jumping, exotic foods, and much more.
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What do a globe-cycling woman, a torch-swallowing fire performer, and a
chainsaw-juggling, completely-tattooed man have in common? It’s not a joke
punchline—it’s the list of some of this year’s Guinness World
The Guinness World Records started in 1955 with the goal of finding and
recognizing the world’s weirdest, wildest, and most incredible feats of
humankind. In this episode, we talk about some of our favorite Guinness
World records for 2020.
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There’s something magical about opening up a book, feeling the paper pages
in your hands, and allowing your imagination to transport you to a new
world. However, in a digitized world of phones, computers, tablets, and
many other digital devices, reading in its traditional form is becoming
increasingly less popular. In today’s episode, we talk about our favorite
books, the struggles of finding books abroad, and what the future holds for
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Sleep—it’s something that all of us have to do in order to be able to
function properly as humans. Sleep expert, Dr. Matthew Walker, points out
that the majority of people do not get the daily recommended amount of
sleep leading to bad moods, low energy, weak immune systems, and even
serious diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s. In today’s podcast,
we break down sleep and why it’s so incredibly important for our health.
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If you found a briefcase full of money in the woods, would you take it or
leave it? If you could change the human body, what enhancements would you
make? These kinds of questions that make us consider what decision we would
make in possible scenarios are called hypothetical questions. In today’s
podcast, we discuss some funny and interesting hypothetical questions and
what decisions we would make.
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From working at a ski resort in Colorado in the US to starting an English
language institute from nothing, Dynamic English’s co-founder, Andrew
Lakin, has had quite the journey leading up to the present day. In today’s
episode, we sit down with Andrew to find out his life story, hobbies,
passions, and what it took to make Dynamic English what it is today.
As protests against police brutality and racial injustice continue in
cities across the United States, the Black Lives Matter movement has come
back into center focus after the senseless killing of black man, George
Floyd in Minneapolis. In today’s episode, we discuss white privilege,
police-protester tensions, and how after centuries of racial discrimination
and senseless killings at the hands of police, Black Lives Matter still
seeks justice and equality.
Racism is an issue that negatively affects all regions of the world and has
especially shaped the culture of the United States. It has caused racial
tensions, deep unfairness, mistreatment and unjust killings of blacks and
Latinos for centuries. Given the current events of racial protests
happening in the United States around the death of African-American man,
George Floyd, in Minneapolis, we thought it would be a good opportunity to
give our listeners a better understanding of the roots behind racism in the
Have you ever said a word in another language thinking that you know the
meaning when actually it means something totally different? As language
learners, we’ve all fallen victim to false friends—words that have similar
forms in a person's native language, but a different meaning in another
language. In today’s podcast, we discuss common false friends between
Spanish and English and how to make sure to say that you’re embarrassed
instead of pregnant.
With the global rise of the #metoo movement, we’ve seen more women publicly
fight back against sexual misconduct and sexual assault by men in positions
of power. Harvey Weinstein—the successful and wealthy Hollywood producer
who sexually assaulted and violated several women over the years has
finally been charged for his crimes and is facing many years in prison.
Today, we discuss the story of Weinstein, his legal journey and the
changing of society’s treatment of women.
Exercise—it’s one of the most important ways to maintain not only physical
health but also mental and emotional health. Especially during these times
of quarantine and isolation, it’s more important than ever to make sure to
take care of yourself and to stay physically active. So put on your running
shoes and join us for this week’s episode about exercise.
In order to slow the spread of the current global pandemic, COVID-19,
medical organizations and governments have put in place a quarantine for
its citizens—meaning that people must stay inside their homes as much as
possible. On today’s podcast, we talk about Zoom, TikTok, stair sprints and
the many other ways we are filling our time during life in quarantine.
Whether falling, stubbing, breaking or bruising, it seems that we humans
are always getting hurt in some way. Today on the podcast, we talk all
about these injuries and times when we’ve hurt ourselves.
On today’s podcast, we discuss common English idioms used to describe
something and their origins. So whether you’re feeling a little bit “under
the weather” because it’s “raining cats and dogs” or if you’ve “missed the
boat” on wishing your friend to “break a leg”, we’ll discuss what these
mean, along with a number of common English idioms to help express
Capitalism is considered one of the most effective and widely adopted
economic systems on the planet. But what happens to a government and its
citizens when it gets out of control? On today’s episode, we'‘re joined by
special guest, Daniel Pennington, to discuss the effects of capitalism in
Chile and the US and what might happen moving forward.
Chewing food with your mouth open. Holding open a door without telling
someone “thank you.” Walking on the wrong side of the sidewalk. These are
just a few things about society that really annoy us—also known as “pet
peeves” in English. On today’s podcast, we talk all about the pet peeves
that drive us crazy.
Ok, so things with the current coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, have
really escalated since we recorded our previous episode: “Coronavirus
Craziness.” The new pandemic has been spreading all over the world causing
economic collapse, nationwide quarantines and thousands of deaths across
all continents. On today’s podcast, we discuss the current developments of
COVID-19 and how long we think its effects will last.