American English

Learn American English and the History and Culture of the United States in this Intermediate English Podcast.


The American English Podcast is available on all popular podcast streaming services, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more.

You can also find all episodes here.

"Don't feel less of yourself in English. Learn the language well so that others can get to know who you really are."

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If you have an intermediate to advanced level of English and want a structured and systematic way to improve your language level, consider getting the Premium Content that goes along with the Podcast Episodes. This content can be found in the Seasons!

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Season 1, Season 2, Season 3

Each Season is 50 Episodes. Every episode contains a FULL transcript and Mp3 download. A total of 70 in-depth lessons can be accessed with All Premium Content. 

Lessons include:

  • Vocab + Definitions
  • Vocabulary exercises
  • Listening Comprehension + Vocab Quizzes
  • Shadowing exercises (to practice pronunciation)
  • Challenges (to push yourself)

Episodes by State

Click on a blue or purplish state to learn more about culture and history from there! States that are red do not have any culture and history episodes about them YET.

Recent Episodes

Decades - The 1980s with Alex
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155 – Decades: The 1980s with Alex

Today, my uncle Alex will paint his 1980s world for you in his own words. Get ready for college, fun on the beach, Silicon Valley in its infancy and a big earthquake. Oh! And of course a lot of decade-specific vocab! Do you know what a Walkman is? By the end of this episode you will.

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The Boston Tea Party
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154.2 – The Boston Tea Party

Boston is situated in present-day Massachusetts, right on the northern Atlantic coastline. It’s picturesque, it’s lively and it’s steeped in stories of how the United States gained its independence from Britain. Today you’ll hear those tales of organization, patriotism and madness: This is the Boston Tea Party.

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Shopping for Clothes
5-Minute English

153 – 5-Minute English: Shopping for Clothes

Every year, more and more people buy clothes online, but today, you are heading to the mall with your stylish friend, Katrina. Your mission is to buy a new wardrobe (a whole new set of clothes). Listen and learn the vocabulary, phrases and collocations we use when talking about clothing in English! You’ll learn adjectives to describe the good, the bad and the ugly, expressions to comment on style and so much more. If you ever intend to buy clothes in the United States, you can’t miss this episode.

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
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152 – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow is a quaint village nestled in the Hudson Valley, in New York. There, many many years ago a peculiar schoolteacher named Ichabod Crane becomes part of the spooky legend of the Headless Horseman.

Today you’ll hear “the Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and learn about the heart-pounding events that took place on one fateful Halloween night.

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How to Start a Podcast in 2024

How to Start a Podcast in 2024

Table of Contents Starting a podcast can be an exciting and rewarding endeavor, but it also requires careful planning and execution to be successful. Here are my tips to help you be successful. It goes from generic to very specific, by the way.  Prep Work Define Your Podcast’s Niche and

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"One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way."
- Frank Smith

If you have an intermediate to advanced level of English and want a structured and systematic way to improve your language level, All Premium Content is for you. The self-guided, hands-on courses found within this package are built for you to excel in American English AND connect with the culture of the United States.

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I recommend listening to the episode first and then listening a second time with the transcript. With this package, you’ll gain access to:

  • Transcripts and Mp3s for episodes 001 – 150.
  • Over 2,000 PDF pages and Mp3s that correspond to the audio.

I’ve been creating this material 4 years. If you study one a week, it’ll take you also almost three years to complete! 

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Want to vastly improve your knowledge base of phrasal verbs, collocations and vocabulary in specific topics? This course is for you.

  • 12+ Intensive Lessons 
  • Videos for Shadowing
  • Annotated Transcripts + Mp3s.
  • Vocabulary Lists + Definitions.
  • Quizzes, Exercises + Challenges
  • Ted Talks – Learn More

Check out 5-Minute English episodes. The 5-Minute English Courses are available in All Premium Content or can be purchased separately as a bundle.

 Travel through the U.S. virtually and level up your English along the way! These are lessons are built on the "fun facts" in expression episodes.

  • 45 Lessons 
  • Videos w/ shadowing.
  • Downloadable Transcripts + Mp3s.
  • Vocabulary Lists + Definitions.
  • Quizzes, Exercises + Challenges

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