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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The 15 Secrets of the Most Successful People (Pt. 1)

In this "English for Professionals Podcast," Henry and Jonathan discuss research about the 15 habits successful people use to become more productive. Learn about difficult business English vocabulary, idioms, collocations, 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 You Have a Yahoo Account? Hackers May Have It Too Now!

In this "English for Professionals Podcast," Henry and Jonathan talk about the biggest cyber hack in history that just occurred with information from ONE BILLION Yahoo accounts being stolen. Learn about difficult business English vocabulary, idioms, collocations, 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.

Does Netflix Have New Competition?

In this "English for Professionals Podcast," Henry and Jonathan discuss Amazon's plan to compete with Netflix in international markets. Learn about difficult business English vocabulary, idioms, collocations, 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.