Podcast

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Captain America Got Hacked?: Hacker Group Targets Superhero Twitter Accounts

In this "English for Professionals Podcast," Henry and Jonathan look at the recent string of hacked Marvel superhero accounts, like Captain America and the Avengers, and the group behind the hacking's bizarre marketing strategy! 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.

Virtual Reality, Drones, and Smartwatches: What Will Be the Hot Tech This Holiday?

In this "English for Professionals Podcast," Henry and Jonathan talk about virtual reality, drones, smartwatches, and virtual AI assistants and which new tech will sell well this holiday season, and which won't! 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.