Best idioms podcasts we could find (Updated May 2018)
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Idiom Savant
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The podcast that attempts to explore and explain the origins of common expressions in a manner that isn’t nearly as boring as this description.
 
Because English idioms don't have to be dull...!
 
Every other week, we provide the real and completely made up origins of five idioms. Sandwiched between idioms are a rotating variety of segments including Portmanteau Corner, Word Advocacy Corner, and "Sports?". tl;dr Two people (idiots) talk about idioms (idioms) and other stuff.
 
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An Idiom a Day
Daily
 
A 5-Minute Dose of Idioms. Learn Something New Every Day.
 
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Don't Be An Idiom
Weekly
 
Don't Be An Idiom is a brand new podcast that explores the origin stories of common phrases and idioms. The podcast is based in Philadelphia and hosted by rambunctious loonies Albert and Ryan, two lifelong friends who have vowed to dispel their own ignorance about language and history one idiom at a time.
 
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Too Drunk Idioms
Rare
 
Two loose morals collide to bring you the opinions of the bottom-half of society. We leave nothing to the imagination. We bring nothing to the table. And, we’ll leave you respecting us less every time. We are your “too drunk idioms.”
 
Hablah's Spanish Idioms in the News is a podcast for anyone who wants to learn Spanish through bite-sized chunks of language, delivered to you in audio format. Each episode is kept short and to the point, so you can fill in with Spanish those free minutes in your day, no matter how busy you may be! Every program uses a simple formula, "one short news story, one Spanish idiom", and it is structured as a mini-lesson: (1) First the news is read in Spanish by Alfonso Olmedo, the Spanish teacher ...
 
English pronunciation and accent reduction podcast lessons for ESL students and professionals who want to speak the English language with a clear and confident American accent.
 
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Idiots n Idioms
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Three mates, Locky, Lucas & Rhys aka the "Idiots" pick a few idioms each episode to chat, philosophise and banter about.
 
Improve your English in just a few minutes a day! Learn English grammar, vocabulary, phrases, idioms, and more.
 
Slang of the Week
 
English lessons that you can understand - lessons, grammar, practice, pronunciation, idioms and more ...
 
“听故事学中文” is a platform for learners who are interested in learning Mandarin Chinese through classic and popular stories of Chinese culture. Podcast lessons that“听故事学中文” produced mainly target on novice high, intermediate and advanced level learners. As an e-learning resource, its distinguishing features are the use of authentic materials, more than 95% target language, natural talk and it has an explanation session that has a plethora of recap and repetitions for listeners to follow. As a le ...
 
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A Flavour of German
Monthly
 
Spice up your language with A Flavour of German
 
Listen and learn real conversational English
 
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freetalk Podcast
Weekly+
 
The show to help you learn English the fun and simple way. Weekly episodes with discussions on many topics, at a normal speed and with content generated by you. Take your English to the next level.
 
English pronunciation and accent reduction podcast lessons for ESL students and professionals who want to speak the English language with a clear and confident American accent.
 
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And Eat it Too!
Monthly+
 
In a nutshell, here at And Eat it Too! we butter you up and then spill the beans on all things food. We start with a food idiom - think “bring home the bacon” or “the world is your oyster” - and end up somewhere completely different. Join hosts Molly Gilbert and Sarah Barthelow for a discussion of your favorite foods and recipes with a healthy serving of bad accents and 80s movie references. www.andeatittoopodcast.com
 
English lessons that you can understand - lessons, grammar, practice, pronunciation, idioms and more ...
 
ESL podcasts from the heart of Vietnam; written by a Vietnamese English teacher and taught by an American teacher.
 
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Phil's English Lessons
Monthly
 
A place to learn how to use common English language idioms and phrases with a special emphasis on business, technology, and Christianity.
 
Aprenda os idioms e phrasal verbs mais comuns do inglês toda semana em menos de cinco minutos, com as explicações super fáceis de entender da Ana Luiza do site Inglês Online. Tudo que você ouvir nos episódios é usado no inglês de todo dia. Nível de compreensão recomendado: intermediário e acima.
 
Better at English podcasts are for EFL and ESL learners who want learn conversational English. Listen to our live, unscripted English conversations featuring authentic English vocabulary, slang, idioms, and more. Go to https://betteratenglish.com/transcripts for FREE transcripts and vocabulary notes. Have fun listening and learning English with us!
 
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Slow Russian
Monthly+
 
This is a podcast for those who want to learn the Russian language effectively! I'll be reading short Russian texts SLOWLY and explain the new vocabulary, idioms, grammar, etc.
 
Go Natural English helps you improve your English listening skills and fluency. The podcast will benefit intermediate to advanced learners most. Your English will benefit from language learning strategies that work, vocabulary and idioms, expressions, and phrasal verbs and how to make small talk and real conversation in American English. Learn special tips on American culture, how to listen to and speak with Americans. Join Gabby and the Go Natural English community to learn to speak America ...
 
Words and Their Stories programs explain idioms and expressions that many learners of American English find difficult to understand.
 
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Inglês Online
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Dicas de inglês, curso online de inglês, exercícios e pronúncia de inglês e como falar inglês.
 
Learn English with the Happy English Podcast. Fun, practical, and useful English lessons for students of all levels and ages. Learn American English idioms, phrasal verbs, pronunciation, confusing vocabulary, grammar and more! Get Happy, Get English. Happy English! Visit myhappyenglish.com to hear all of the episodes.
 
Spoken's "English for Professionals" Podcast helps international professionals learning English stay up to date with business news around the world and learn business English vocabulary, collocations, phrasal verbs, and idioms in the process.
 
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StreetWise Hebrew
Weekly
 
A bite-sized podcast that discusses Modern Hebrew language gems. From slang to etymology, textual graffiti, Biblical idioms that are still around, influences from other languages, and other linguistic phenomena, host Guy Sharett shows us what we can learn about the Israeli psyche, society, and culture through its language.
 
Celebrating Multilingualism
 
Words and Their Stories programs explain idioms and expressions that many learners of American English find difficult to understand.
 
Learn a new Russian idiom every week to enrich your Russian language skills. Idiom is a phrase which means something different from its literal meaning, and they are very important part of every language. Russian language is highly idiomatic. Each episode contains a new Russian idiom, its literal translation, explanation and a couple of examples. Improve your Russian language with 'Russian idioms' podcast from 'Learn Russian with Lemon Tea'.
 
Are you looking for a new and fun way to learn American English? Come hang out with Lindsay and Michelle from Boston and New York City and have fun while you improve your English listening skills! All Ears English is an English as a Second Language (ESL) podcast for intermediate to advanced learners around the world. Teachers Lindsay McMahon and Michelle Kaplan will show you how to use everyday vocabulary and natural idioms, expressions, and phrasal verbs and how to make small talk in Americ ...
 
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The Expressionists
Monthly+
 
A podcast exploring how idioms connect us with the past and to each other.
 
The award-winning podcast for learners of Spanish worldwide. "Hi! My name is Karo Martínez. Español Automático is based on my own experience that learning a foreign language is NOT difficult. I speak fluently 4 languages and I want to help anyone who dreams about speaking Spanish to achieve it in a natural, fun, stress-free and automatic way. Learning a foreign language may be a very satisfying experience if you do it the right way. So if you want to switch from learning Spanish to actually ...
 
A clean-comedy podcast with funny stories from life, making fun of idioms, hilarious conversations about the news, and other humorous tales from hosts Daniel J. Lewis and his wife Jenny, Jeremy Laughlin, and frequent guests. Please send your own funny stuff to feedback@Noodle.mx (audio files welcome) or call (903) 231-2221. Join us live on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. (ET) at https://noodle.mx/live.
 
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Global Pillage
Monthly
 
Global Pillage is a brand new comedy panel show podcast all about idiom, culture, customs and norms. What do the Japanese mean when they accuse someone of "having a cat on their head"? What do your friends make you do if you're unmarried by thirty in Germany? What did the acronym NORWICH mean (the equivalent of sexting jargon) if sent between World War Two sweethearts? All the oddness of humanity is explored in this hilarious new show where TWO TEAMS OF COMEDIANS take on the HIVE MIND OF THE ...
 
Study English conversation skills with one of YouTube's most popular English as a Second (or third!) Language teachers, Rachel of Rachel's English. Most beneficial for intermediate to advanced students, Rachel's specialty is the nuance and musicality of spoken English. Learn about English stress, sounds, and melodies, in addition to American slang, idioms, phrasal verbs, vocabulary, common phrases, culture, and more! Each episode is a CONVERSATION, so join the conversation now and learn how ...
 
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Talk Like a Native
Weekly
 
A new podcast bringing you an English expression/idiom a week to help you Talk Like a Native. Scripts can be found at www.talklikeanativepodcast.com
 
Do you want to get a band 7 on the IELTS exam? IELTS English exam preparation doesn’t have to be hard or boring! It can be fun! Lindsay and Jessica from All Ears English are back with a new way to help you achieve the IELTS score you need for the General or the Academic exam! We’ll give you IELTS strategies, practice, tips, tricks, and secrets using real English examples. We’ll show you how to take control of the IELTS Speaking Section by reducing anxiety, panic, and fear. You’ll learn what ...
 
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Idiomatic
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Do you want to amaze people with your English? Do it using idioms. Learn idioms here.
 
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Bunny Trails
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Idiom: A word or phrase with a meaning not recognizable from the individual words themselves. Example: Bunny Trails, a modern spin on the idiom "Going down a rabbit trail" meaning losing the point of your story. Each week, Dan and Shauna take a look at a popular idiom, or other turn of phrase, and delve into its origins, its meaning, how it became what it is today. If you like Bunny Trails and want to help us keep making more of these, please check out our Patreon page to support the show wh ...
 
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Takeaway Chinese
Weekly+
 
“Chinese language is so difficult”? Only because you’re not learning it in the right way! Try Takeaway Chinese, a 25-minute bilingual talk show covers the most frequently used basic dialogues, words & expressions, language tips & social culture, and stories behind the idioms. Take some Chinese away and experience a progress day by day. We will promise you a difference! 中英双语脱口秀节目,歪果仁学中文,中国人学习中国文化的英文表达. http://chinaplus.cri.cn/nihao/takeaway-chinese/index.html
 
By listening to the Everyday Language podcast you can: 1) Learn English through listening to real conversations with native speakers. 2) Learn about English idioms and tricky but useful grammar in short focused episodes. QUESTIONS & COMMENTS Email: mark@everydaylanguage.net
 
Tetsuro and Sean discuss English as a second language in Japan and the various differences between English and Japanese.General conversation, usage of idioms, vocabulary, grammar, and other tricky points of being bilingual discussed over two cold beers!
 
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DFME
Monthly
 
"Walking encyclopedia of musical idioms..."
 
A cautionary tale told by an idiom full of sound and vision, signifying everything.
 
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Money for Old Rope
Monthly+
 
A podcast about idioms, featuring various Mancunians with a general disdain for everything outside of Manchester.
 
This show is for students at all levels of English proficiency and from any culture to learn more about English grammar, idioms, pronunciation, and vocabulary. There are also shows about American culture, movies, and books that will improve your understanding of life in America.
 
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Just the two of us today! Me and you! I talk about some of my favorite motivational quotes, the origin of some idioms and more.Thanks for listening and tell a friend... Let's start this party! Visit my YouTube Channel and Instagram for more fun
 
Pirates of the Caribbean talk with a spackling of deep cut pop culture references get us started in this uncomfortable Will Turner whipping minute. Join us as we try to lighten the mood in minute 75 of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. Today we reference The Office, Spies Like Us, Glory, Seinfeld, Star Trek II The Wrath of Kahn, Sophi ...…
 
How many generations can you trace of your family’s heritage?
 
The Full English Exposé teaches you more about the English speaking world, so you can be confident you know what you are doing, and you don’t do or say the wrong thing, and don’t get egg on your face. This edition of the podcast we’re helping make sure you don’t get egg on your face, with the Full English Exposé, all about Fox Hunting. For the ...…
 
The Full English Exposé teaches you more about the English speaking world, so you can be confident you know what you are doing, and you don’t do or say the wrong thing, and don’t get egg on your face. This edition of the podcast we’re helping make sure you don’t get egg on your face, with the Full English Exposé, all about Fox Hunting. For the ...…
 
If someone's upset you touched their spoon, you might have to eat them. Montreal comedian Sara Quinn is our guest as we introduce the Russian witch Baba Yaga.Special thanks to:Montreal musician Adam Ing for the new title track.Find his Soundcloud at: https://soundcloud.com/ada-mingHex InverterBe the first to get notified of the latest in eurora ...…
 
This week Shauna and Dan give up and Call it A Day. Well, almost. They discover the origins of the word call, leading to the idiom that means things from big to small. They talk Davy Crockett, Mark Twain, and Howard Taft. Also how idioms can permeate even the strongest echo chambers like a semi-permeable membrane on a cell wall. Links Support B ...…
 
This week on Bibliocracy, I host two smart, mad, funny fabulists whose sociologically wry yet empathetic writing makes me happy. Ryan Ridge and Mel Bosworth are literary collaborators, working together to write short fiction, sometimes called “flash fiction,” which embraces, subverts, celebrates American idiom in ways reminiscent of Kurt Vonneg ...…
 
Idiom: A word or phrase with a meaning not recognizable from the individual words themselves. Example: Bunny Trails, a modern spin on the idiom "Going down a rabbit trail" meaning losing the point of your story. Each week, Dan and Shauna take a look at a popular idiom, or other turn of phrase, and delve into its origins, its meaning, how it bec ...…
 
"Word fossils" are words that we don't really use anymore, except as part of an idiom or expression. Some examples? "What in 𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣?!" "Good 𝙧𝙞𝙙𝙙𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚!" & "Moral 𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙥𝙞𝙩𝙪𝙙𝙚." But how do words become "fossilized" & how long does it take?
 
Roseanne orchestrates a bowling night which gets Jackie closer to Booker, Becky closer to Chip, and Crystal closer to being Queen SJ's spirit animal. Queen Debbie and Queen SJ talk about American idioms, how graceful Dan is, and the politics of Booker's weird sex-bet. Please note that SJ's levels were just TOO DARN HIGH so is clipped a little a ...…
 
Hello and welcome to this brand new podcast channel called Wonderful Words and Phrases with me Albert Jack.Over the next few months we are going to be delving into the deep and rich history of the English language on a journey of discovery.A quest to find out why we use expression such as to turn a BLIND EYE when we should be ignoring something ...…
 
Tritones at Dana Thalheimer's House. Sorry its been so long getting this one ripped and sent. This is another day of us hangin out and just enjoying the jazz idiom. We played through a whole bunch of standards and experimented with some more unusual stuff as well. We spent forever on I Mean You and a few others; I left a bunch of those takes ou ...…
 
Tritones at Dana Thalheimer's House. Sorry its been so long getting this one ripped and sent. This is another day of us hangin out and just enjoying the jazz idiom. We played through a whole bunch of standards and experimented with some more unusual stuff as well. We spent forever on I Mean You and a few others; I left a bunch of those takes ou ...…
 
Tritones at Dana Thalheimer's House. Sorry its been so long getting this one ripped and sent. This is another day of us hangin out and just enjoying the jazz idiom. We played through a whole bunch of standards and experimented with some more unusual stuff as well. We spent forever on I Mean You and a few others; I left a bunch of those takes ou ...…
 
Tritones at Dana Thalheimer's House. Sorry its been so long getting this one ripped and sent. This is another day of us hangin out and just enjoying the jazz idiom. We played through a whole bunch of standards and experimented with some more unusual stuff as well. We spent forever on I Mean You and a few others; I left a bunch of those takes ou ...…
 
Tritones at Dana Thalheimer's House. Sorry its been so long getting this one ripped and sent. This is another day of us hangin out and just enjoying the jazz idiom. We played through a whole bunch of standards and experimented with some more unusual stuff as well. We spent forever on I Mean You and a few others; I left a bunch of those takes ou ...…
 
Tritones at Dana Thalheimer's House. Sorry its been so long getting this one ripped and sent. This is another day of us hangin out and just enjoying the jazz idiom. We played through a whole bunch of standards and experimented with some more unusual stuff as well. We spent forever on I Mean You and a few others; I left a bunch of those takes ou ...…
 
Tritones at Dana Thalheimer's House. Sorry its been so long getting this one ripped and sent. This is another day of us hangin out and just enjoying the jazz idiom. We played through a whole bunch of standards and experimented with some more unusual stuff as well. We spent forever on I Mean You and a few others; I left a bunch of those takes ou ...…
 
Tritones at Dana Thalheimer's House. Sorry its been so long getting this one ripped and sent. This is another day of us hangin out and just enjoying the jazz idiom. We played through a whole bunch of standards and experimented with some more unusual stuff as well. We spent forever on I Mean You and a few others; I left a bunch of those takes ou ...…
 
Tritones at Dana Thalheimer's House. Sorry its been so long getting this one ripped and sent. This is another day of us hangin out and just enjoying the jazz idiom. We played through a whole bunch of standards and experimented with some more unusual stuff as well. We spent forever on I Mean You and a few others; I left a bunch of those takes ou ...…
 
Tritones at Dana Thalheimer's House. Sorry its been so long getting this one ripped and sent. This is another day of us hangin out and just enjoying the jazz idiom. We played through a whole bunch of standards and experimented with some more unusual stuff as well. We spent forever on I Mean You and a few others; I left a bunch of those takes ou ...…
 
Tritones at Dana Thalheimer's House. Sorry its been so long getting this one ripped and sent. This is another day of us hangin out and just enjoying the jazz idiom. We played through a whole bunch of standards and experimented with some more unusual stuff as well. We spent forever on I Mean You and a few others; I left a bunch of those takes ou ...…
 
Tritones at Dana Thalheimer's House. Sorry its been so long getting this one ripped and sent. This is another day of us hangin out and just enjoying the jazz idiom. We played through a whole bunch of standards and experimented with some more unusual stuff as well. We spent forever on I Mean You and a few others; I left a bunch of those takes ou ...…
 
Tritones at Dana Thalheimer's House. Sorry its been so long getting this one ripped and sent. This is another day of us hangin out and just enjoying the jazz idiom. We played through a whole bunch of standards and experimented with some more unusual stuff as well. We spent forever on I Mean You and a few others; I left a bunch of those takes ou ...…
 
Tritones at Dana Thalheimer's House. Sorry its been so long getting this one ripped and sent. This is another day of us hangin out and just enjoying the jazz idiom. We played through a whole bunch of standards and experimented with some more unusual stuff as well. We spent forever on I Mean You and a few others; I left a bunch of those takes ou ...…
 
Tritones at Dana Thalheimer's House. Sorry its been so long getting this one ripped and sent. This is another day of us hangin out and just enjoying the jazz idiom. We played through a whole bunch of standards and experimented with some more unusual stuff as well. We spent forever on I Mean You and a few others; I left a bunch of those takes ou ...…
 
Tritones at Dana Thalheimer's House. Sorry its been so long getting this one ripped and sent. This is another day of us hangin out and just enjoying the jazz idiom. We played through a whole bunch of standards and experimented with some more unusual stuff as well. We spent forever on I Mean You and a few others; I left a bunch of those takes ou ...…
 
Tritones at Dana Thalheimer's House. Sorry its been so long getting this one ripped and sent. This is another day of us hangin out and just enjoying the jazz idiom. We played through a whole bunch of standards and experimented with some more unusual stuff as well. We spent forever on I Mean You and a few others; I left a bunch of those takes ou ...…
 
What is the best thing that could happen to you if you took a risk and succeeded?
 
A conversation with Andy Johnson including loads of idiomatic expressions and their explanations. First you can listen to a rambling chat with Andy and then I'll explain 25 idioms that came up during the conversation. Part 2 coming soon... Transcriptions, Vocabulary list & Definitions available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8dL italki offe ...…
 
The Premier League returns this weekend and Jimbo, Michael Cox, James Horncastle and Tom Williams preview potentially the biggest game of the season as Spurs look to win at Stamford Bridge for the first time since 1990. Plus, a lessons learned from the international break, Hollywood fans, and more footballing idioms RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Sp ...…
 
The Premier League returns this weekend and Jimbo, Michael Cox, James Horncastle and Tom Williams preview potentially the biggest game of the season as Spurs look to win at Stamford Bridge for the first time since 1990. Plus, a lessons learned from the international break, Hollywood fans, and more footballing idioms RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Sp ...…
 
...Especially in your armpits! This episode is all about road trippin' to Cupertino, successes and failures in the kitchen, a board game spotlight on Star Realms, Steven Universe, Last Chance U, a sweet Sidebar with Strangers, a song from Chicano Batman, and a fun game to quiz our knowledge of popular idioms. Recorded March 25th, 2018.…
 
Would you rather be a police officer or a firefighter?
 
Do you think honesty is always the best policy?
 
"Know" is one of the most common verbs in English, and I know that you know what it means! But what you might not know is that we use this word in many idiomatic expressions, such as: for all I know know the drill not know what hit you you don't know the half of it You can learn these expressions with "know" in today's lesson! Lesson text: http ...…
 
Your Cast: Brandon, Valynne, Dan, Howard You had questions about heroes, villains, and main characters. We have answers! Here are the questions: How do you make planned power increases not seem like an ass-pull¹? What do you do when your villain is more interesting/engaging than your hero? How do you know when a character is unnecessary and nee ...…
 
Budget, Bolton & Buzz - George McClellan and Tom Lipscomb discuss President Trump’s signing of the Omnibus Spending Bill and the summation of a week in foreign policy that included a $1B arms sale to the Saudis, the appointment of John Bolton, progress on trade agreements, and what new foreign issues bandwidth is opened up by the stabilizing af ...…
 
Idioms: 1. An iron fist in a velvet glove 2. When life gives you lemons 3. Dibs Links: Jeremy Corbyn Michael Jackson Red Alert – Game Hard as nails Blackadder the Third Blackadder Millennium Dome Millennium Dome Blackadder Goes Fourth The Black Adder Mastermind Mastermind Banned Napoleon Wellington Beef Wellington The Terminator – Film Terminat ...…
 
In this week’s episode I have the honor and pleasure of sitting down with one of the greatest bass players that has ever lived, the one and only John Benitez. For those of you who don’t know, John is a five-time GRAMMY award-winning bassist that has played with Tito Puente, Chick Corea, Danilo Perez, John Scofield, David Sanchez and countless o ...…
 
Have you ever played bingo for money?
 
How do you react when things don't go as planned?
 
Hey, there, this Mark, in Akita, from the Everyday Language podcast. Today I want to talk about the idiom “a little bird told me”. So, do you know any little birds who can talk? Hmm, maybe not, right? But actually, this idiom isn't about real little birds that talk. It's actually, an idiom that is used when - you are trying to hide, or you don' ...…
 
Hello and welcome to the everyday language podcast. This is Mark in Akita. And today's idiom is “like watching paint dry”. So, do you like to watch paint dry? There's not much to see “watching paint dry”, right? Hmm, yeah, not much to see, right? Well, that could give you a clue about the meaning of, “like watching paint dry”, because watching ...…
 
Okay, welcome to the everyday language podcast, I'm Mark, in Akita. Today's episode is about the idiom “be cruel to be kind”. Hmm, so, do you know what cruel is? To be cruel is to be mean. You know, to be very horrible with to somebody. So, we're saying, to be kind to be very nice to somebody you've got to be very horrible to somebody first?…
 
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