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It's Starting: How eSports are Becoming "Real" Sports!

OVERVIEW: In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan talk about the rise of eSports, or video games people compete in for cash prizes, and how one has recently signed a deal with the world’s biggest sports television network. Learn more about the rise of a new kind of sport!

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.

How Fortnight Made $300M in a Month!!

OVERVIEW: In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan discuss the extremely popular social video game, Fortnite, and how it has taken the entertainment world by storm with revenues of $300M/month— learn how they do it here!

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.

Which Type of Amazon Alexa User are You?

OVERVIEW: In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan discuss the different types of ways people use their “virtual assistants” like Amazon Alexa, Google Home, or Apple HomePod. Which type of user are you?

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.

Create Your Own Soda from Your Phone??

OVERVIEW: In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan discuss a new innovative soda-dispensing machine that Coca-Cola has created that syncs to your phone in order to allow you to create your own customized soft drinks.  Will their investment pay-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.

Netflix for Mercedes-Benz's?? Coming to a smartphone near you!

OVERVIEW: In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan discuss new subscription services car companies like Mercedes, BMW, and Audi have launched. What does this mean for you? What does it mean for the future of the car industry??

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.

No More Blue Jeans or Bourbon in Europe?!

OVERVIEW: In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan discuss the possibility of a global trade war!  If the U.S. puts an extra tax on foreign steel, Europe says it will tax U.S. items such as Bluejeans or Bourbon.  Will anyone win or will everyone lose?!? Listen to 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 Robots Ruin Your Holidays Too??

 In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan chat about a new and frustrating trend: Grinch Bots!  Grinch Bots are computer programs people make to buy all of the 'hottest' or most desirable Christmas presents from stores, only to resell them at HUGE increases on sites like eBay.  How much damage are they doing? Can they be stopped??

iPhone 8 is Coming...What are the Changes??

In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan discuss the new iPhone 8! What are the major changes? Are they all good?  How about that price tag!! 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. Is SoundCloud's Future Safe??

In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan discuss the near collapse and recent rescue of...SoundCloud! Why did this lovely service almost run out of money? What's in store for it's future? 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 Apple Ban VPN's in China??

In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan look into Apple's controversial decision to ban VPN, or Virtual Private Networks, from there China app store.  Was this a poor or a smart decision for Apple? 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.