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.

The End of Stores?: Holiday Retail Sales Plummet!

In this Spoken's "English for Professionals Podcast" episode, Henry and Jonathan examine why brick and mortar retailers, including Macy's and others, had such terrible Holiday Seasons!  What are the two main reasons? 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 Finland Give Free Money to All Fins?

In this Spoken's "English for Professionals Podcast" episode, Henry and Jonathan look at an experiment in Finland to give Finnish citizens almost $600/month for free.  What will the results be?  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.

Will Artificial Intelligence Replace YOUR Job too??

In this Spoken's "English for Professionals Podcast" episode, Henry and Jonathan take a look at artificial intelligence that is replacing 'white collar' or office jobs.  Will this create more positive or negative effects?  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.

Will France Ban Checking Emails from Home?

In this Spoken's "English for Professionals Podcast" episode, Henry and Jonathan look at laws passed in France to require companies to make policies about checking out-of-work email.  Will this create more positive or negative effects?  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.

Amazon Wants to Build Airships OVER Our Cities?!

In this "Spoken's English for Professionals Podcast" episode, Henry and Jonathan discuss a patent filed by Amazon for "flying warehouses" to quickly deliver us goods we order from above our heads! Crazy? Listen and learn more!  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.

6 Bad Career Habits You Should Break in 2017 (Part II)

In this "Spoken's English for Professionals Podcast" episode, Henry and Jonathan continue to examine an article entitled "6 Bad Career Habits to Break this Year" to help us with our work-related New Year's resolutions! 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.

6 Bad Career Habits to Break in 2017!

In this "Spoken's English for Professionals Podcast" episode, Henry and Jonathan examine an article entitled "6 Bad Career Habits to Break this Year" to help us with our work-related New Year's resolutions! 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.

Do THIS with those gift cards you don't want!

In this "English for Professionals Podcast," Henry and Jonathan discuss the $130 billion gift card industry and companies that are trying to help you make money from your unwanted or unused gift cards. 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 Did SnapChat Buy an Augmented Reality Company?

In this "English for Professionals Podcast," Henry and Jonathan examine social media powerhouse SnapChat's recent purchase of an augmented reality company and what it could mean for our social interactions and for how companies can improve their marketing on the app. 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.

Did Volkswagen Execs Destroy 23 Mobile Phones to Hide Evidence?? (Ep. 15)

In this "English for Professionals Podcast," Henry and Jonathan take a look at a scandal where Volkswagen execs may have broken or lost 23 smartphones to hide evidence from the government! 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.