American English
Podcast

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

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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. 30 in-depth lessons that are built to help you master the vocabulary and pronunciation can be found in each Season. 

Lessons include:

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

Recent Episodes

The Story of Starbucks
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134.2 – The Story of Starbucks Coffee

Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse chain in the world and it has over 33,000 stores in 80 different countries. Today, you’ll learn about its humble beginnings and how they changed coffee culture in the U.S..

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Common Similes with Liz
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133 – Common Similes with Liz! (1-15)

Liz is an old friend of mine, not to say that she’s as old as dirt! She’s vintage. In today’s episode, you’ll learn all about similes! Similes are comparisons that use the words like and as.

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Common Similes with Liz
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133.2 – Common Similes with Liz! (16-30)

Liz is an old friend of mine, not to say that she’s as old as dirt! She’s vintage. In today’s episode, you’ll learn all about similes! Similes are comparisons that use the words like and as.

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Discover Colorado with Lindsay
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132 – Discover Colorado with Lindsay McMahon

Today, Lindsay takes us on a journey to discover Colorado, one of the most stunning mountainous states in the western United States. On our 3-day trip to Colorado, via audio, we’ll not only get a taste of what it’s like to be a tourist there, but hear from a local’s standpoint what culture, beauty and adventures awaits us.

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Topics

"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.

See the spelling to look up words. Review what you’ve heard. Dive deeper into each episode.

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 – 130.
  • All new transcripts up to episode 150.
  • When complete, 2,000 + PDF pages and Mp3s that correspond the audio.

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

Available as part of All Premium Content

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

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

Check out 5-Minute English episodes. The 5-Minute English Course is available in All Premium Content.

 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

Check out what sort of Culture and History is discussed or access this material in All Premium Content.

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.

Designed for Intermediate to Advanced Learners

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