English podcasts

Autumn

100 years ago, a WWI German artillery shell ended the life of T. E. Hulme, the man sparked off...

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Poems In Unrhymed Cadence

In 1899, as the 19th Century was leaving in Victorian London, a 13-year-old boy from a large poor...

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The Return of the Exiles

It’s been too long since we featured one of the looser live performances of the LYL Band here at...

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The Self Unseeing

Today’s piece is our first proper piece by English poet Thomas Hardy. In America Hardy may be...

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Zeppelins

For reasons of copyrights, I’ve been focusing a fair amount here on using words from the most...

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Idiom of the Week - Hit It Big and Make It Big

James discusses the Idiom of the Week - its meanings and how they are used. In this week's...

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Episode 2 - How Celebrities Learned English

James tells the story of how Celine Dion, at the age of 15, learned English to become one of the...

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James' FlashCast

James discusses the meaning and the orgin of the Idiom "a fish out of water". 

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The James Rice Show: Episode 1

The first episode ever of the James Rice show. In this episode, James will discuss the goals of...

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Flashcast - How Celine Dion Learned English

Celine Dion is a music icon. But she didn't start learning English until she was 15 years old....

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Idiom of the Week - Shoot for the Moon

Astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson suggests that we need to change the idiom Shoot for the Moon....

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FlashCast - Improve Your Writing

James discusses how English as a Second Language (ESL) students can improve their overall writing...

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Teacher Talk - How to Teach Writing

Writing is difficult to teach. James has been a writer since he was 10 years old. He has studied...

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Episode 5 - James' CNN Adventure

James shares his CNN adventure with everyone in this episode. Plus he meets his former student...

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Idiom of the Week - Bite off more than you can chew

James discusses a very common English idiom, "Bite off more than you can chew". What does it...

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Episode 6 - James Visits Saudi Arabia

James shares his experiences of living in Saudi Arabia and teaching Saudi students. Special...

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Idiom of the Week - Arabic Proverbs

In this week's Idiom of the Week, James discusses 5 Arabic Proverbs. These proverbs are...

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Teacher Talk - Teaching Saudi Students

In this episode, James shares his thoughts and insights about teaching students from Saudi...

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Episode 7 - Teaching with Passion

James read an article on Edutopia and decided to reach out to two passionate teachers - Anesh...

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Idiom of the Week - Passion

James discusses "passion" idioms that you can use for business, for hobbies and for love! James...

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