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. 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

Irregular Verbs: The Titanic
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Shana

164.2 – English Story: Irregular Verbs with The Titanic

To hit rock bottom is a common expression in American English, and today’s lesson you’ll learn exactly how to use it. In addition to learning how to use this idiom, you’ll hear a joke, we’ll hear comments from the audience, and we’ll go through a pronunciation exercise!

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Expression: To Hit Rock Bottom
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Shana

164 – Expression: To Hit Rock Bottom

To hit rock bottom is a common expression in American English, and today’s lesson you’ll learn exactly how to use it. In addition to learning how to use this idiom, you’ll hear a joke, we’ll hear comments from the audience, and we’ll go through a pronunciation exercise!

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5-Minute English: The Post Office and Mail
5-Minute English
Shana

163 – 5-Minute English: The Post Office and Mail

This 5-Minute English episode will prepare you to send mail and packages and navigate a U.S. post office with ease. My grandma’s story is a canvas for introducing the 20+ words and phrases taught here. Be sure to sign up to Premium Content for the full 5-Minute English lesson! 🙂

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Discover Illinois with Jackie from Ask Jackie!
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Shana

162- Discover Illinois with Jackie (from Ask Jackie)

Situated on the scenic shore of Lake Michigan, Chicago is also a hot spot for art enthusiasts. It’s not only home to world-class museums and iconic architecture, it’s also the home city of today’s guest, Jackie Katsis, who is an ESL teacher and a well-known YouTuber from the channel “Ask Jackie.”

We’ll begin today’s episode by getting to know this wonderful Chicagoan, and then we’ll discover Chicago and Illinois with her. You’ll hear about Jackie’s experience with tornadoes, learn the nuances of the Chicago accent, you’ll hear about the food, and you’ll get a local’s perspective on how to make the most out of your next trip to Chicago. This is a fun one. Let’s do it!

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10 Handy-Dandy Reduplications in English
10 Words a Day
Shana

161 – 10 Words a Day: Handy-Dandy Reduplications in English

In English, you’ll hear reduplications in songs and casual conversation! Many times it just involves repeating the first word and changing one consonant or one vowel, like handy dandy, flip flop or chit chat. Sometimes you’ll actually hear the exact same word repeated, like boo-boo or yo-yo. Sometimes reduplications rhyme, but not always. Yet, there is always a certain rhythmic nature to them. Learn 10 Handy-Dandy Reduplications.

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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.

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 – 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
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  • 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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