Will the Hyperloop Change Travel Forever??

In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan discuss a recent breakthrough with the Hyperloop, the futuristic way of traveling dreamed up by none other than...Elon Musk!  Will the Hyperloop change the way we travel forever? Listen to find out! Click on the blog post to access additional learning resources for this episode, including flashcards, the article, and the discussion board.

Uber's Chief is Out. What's Next??

In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan discuss the resignation of Uber's founder and CEO Travis Kalanick.  Why did he resign? What's next for Uber?  Can they rescue their public image? Listen to find out! Click on the blog post to access additional learning resources for this episode, including flashcards, the article, and the discussion board.

The End of Offices? Why WordPress is Closing their Office.

In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan talk about Automattic, the company that creates website and blog hosting giant WordPress's decision to close their office space and have all 600+ employees work from home.  Why did they decide to do this? Is it the start of a trend?  What is being done to prevent it from happening again??  Listen to find out! Click on the blog post to access additional learning resources for this episode, including flashcards, the article, and the discussion board.

Uh Oh! How British Airways Stranded 75K Travelers!

In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan discuss the cause behind British Airways stranding over 75,000 passengers: Someone turned the power switch off!! How does such an error happen? What is being done to prevent it from happening again??  Listen to find out! Click on the blog post to access additional learning resources for this episode, including flashcards, the article, and the discussion board.

Will Disney Pay the Hackers??

In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan discuss the recent news that hackers stole a version of Disney's new Pirates of the Caribbean movie and are demanding money not to release it early! Will Disney pay up?  Listen to find out! Click on the blog post to access additional learning resources for this episode, including flashcards, the article, and the discussion board.

This Start-up is Cloning $60,000 Bottles of Wine!

In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan discuss a new start up that is cloning expensive bottles of wine using not grapes, but Chemistry!  What are the advantages of their technology and will wine drinkers "buy" the concept?  Listen to find out! Click on the blog post to access additional learning resources for this episode, including flashcards, the article, and the discussion board.

Why Did WeChat Buy 5% of Tesla??

In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan examine WeChat owner, Tencent's $1.78B investment into Elon Musk's Tesla for 5% of the company.  Why would a company best known for the Chinese mobile app WeChat invest in Tesla? And, what's in it for Tesla?  Listen to find out! Click on the blog post to access additional learning resources for this episode, including flashcards, the article, and the discussion board.

Can Amazon End Checkout Lines Forever??

In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan look at Amazon's attempt to end checkout lines forever with their very own grocery store!  How will they pull off this feat? Listen to find out! Click on the blog post to access additional learning resources for this episode, including flashcards, the article, and the discussion board.

No Phones in Meetings?! 7 Huge Productivity Hacks (Part II)

In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan review the 2nd half of an Entrepreneur.com article entitled 7 Hacks that will Radically Improve your Productivity.  What are these tricks? Well, they may be hard for some people to pull off!  Learn about difficult business English vocabulary, idioms, collocations, false cognates, and phrasal verbs as you listen!  Click on the blog post to access additional learning resources for this episode, including flashcards, the article, and the discussion board.

Delete Email?? 7 Huge Productivity Hacks!

In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan look at an Entrepreneur.com article entitled 7 Hacks that will Radically Improve your Productivity.  What are these tricks? Well, they may be hard for some people to pull off!  Learn about difficult business English vocabulary, idioms, collocations, false cognates, and phrasal verbs as you listen!  Click on the blog post to access additional learning resources for this episode, including flashcards, the article, and the discussion board.

Is Facebook About to Get Really Annoying?

In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan discuss Facebook's decision to cause their videos to automatically play with sound when you scroll down your Facebook feed.  This will surely boost their advertising dollars, but will it annoy users?  Learn about difficult business English vocabulary, idioms, collocations, false cognates, and phrasal verbs as you listen!  Click on the blog post to access additional learning resources for this episode, including flashcards, the article, and the discussion board.

Is GoPro GO-ing Down?

In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan talk about camera maker GoPro's rough stretch.  Why are their sales dropping and what can they do to improve them?  Listen and find out!  Learn about difficult business English vocabulary, idioms, collocations, false cognates, and phrasal verbs as you listen!  Click on the blog post to access additional learning resources for this episode, including flashcards, the article, and the discussion board.

The Death of 3D Television!

In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan talk about the end of 3D TV, why it failed, and which new technologies might follow a similar path!  Learn about difficult business English vocabulary, idioms, collocations, false cognates, and phrasal verbs as you listen!  Click on the blog post to access additional learning resources for this episode, including flashcards, the article, and the discussion board.

Can McDonald's Bounce Back?

In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan take a look at fast food powerhouse, McDonald's, and their recent decline in sales.  What are the causes for their slipping sales? What are their plans to rebound? Learn about difficult business English vocabulary, idioms, collocations, false cognates, and phrasal verbs as you listen!  Click on the blog post to access additional learning resources for this episode, including flashcards, the article, and the discussion board.

Will Your City Be Run by Computers Soon?

In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan examine a recent initiative from IBM to start creating smart cities, starting with using artificial intelligence to make city lights more effective.  What will the benefits be and what will the future of cities look like?  Learn about difficult business English vocabulary, idioms, collocations, false cognates, and phrasal verbs as you listen!  Click on the blog post to access additional learning resources for this episode, including flashcards, the article, and the discussion board.

Robots are Already Bringing People Food!

In this Spoken's "English for Professionals Podcast" episode, Henry and Jonathan discuss the new use of robots to deliver people food in cities.  What challenges will they face? Is this the end of delivery men and women?  Learn about difficult business English vocabulary, idioms, collocations, false cognates, and phrasal verbs as you listen!  Click on the blog post to access additional learning resources for this episode, including flashcards, the article, and the discussion board.

Google's Drone Project Comes Crashing Down

In this Spoken's "English for Professionals Podcast" episode, Henry and Jonathan look at the end of Google's Project Titan, or their experiment to deliver internet all over the world though high-flying drones.  Learn about why they shut it down and what they are doing instead!  Learn about difficult business English vocabulary, idioms, collocations, false cognates, and phrasal verbs as you listen!  Click on the blog post to access additional learning resources for this episode, including flashcards, the article, and the discussion board.

Why are Plane Sales Falling out of the Sky?

In this Spoken's "English for Professionals Podcast" episode, Henry and Jonathan examine the falling number of plane orders in 2016 and it's effect on plane makers like Boeing in the U.S.  What is the reason for the falling sales?  Learn about difficult business English vocabulary, idioms, collocations, false cognates, and phrasal verbs as you listen!  Click on the blog post to access additional learning resources for this episode, including flashcards, the article, and the discussion board.

Trouble for Snapchat??

In this Spoken's "English for Professionals Podcast" episode, Henry and Jonathan discuss accusations from a recent SnapChat employee that the company is lying about it's growth!  Who should we believe? Learn about difficult business English vocabulary, idioms, collocations, false cognates, and phrasal verbs as you listen!  Click on the blog post to access additional learning resources for this episode, including flashcards, the article, and the discussion board.

Cruise Ships Meet FitBit!: The New World of Wearables on your Vacation

In this Spoken's "English for Professionals Podcast" episode, Henry and Jonathan talk about Carnival cruises' new initiative to give all of their passengers high tech wearables to improve their cruise experiences.  Will the benefits out-weigh the the costs? Learn about difficult business English vocabulary, idioms, collocations, false cognates, and phrasal verbs as you listen!  Click on the blog post to access additional learning resources for this episode, including flashcards, the article, and the discussion board.