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Do you remember your first job? It might not have been the most professional or exciting, but it probably helped you build character and understand the importance of work. Whether it’s cleaning golf carts, waitressing at a retirement home, or mowing lawns, young people get their first jobs for the experience and to have a few extra bucks in their p…
 
Latin America is known for many cultural aspects that make it so unique and special such as food, drinks, geography, art, and music. However, perhaps the most important of all the cultural aspects is dance. It seems to be infused into the daily rhythm and soul of every person that calls Latin America home—with each dance as unique and interesting a…
 
We all have certain habits that are embarrassing, counterproductive, and in some cases, negative for us. Whether it’s singing in the car, smoking cigarettes, or hitting the snooze button too many times, we all have our own guilty pleasures and vices. In today’s episode, we talk about common guilty pleasures and vices—including some of our own. Read…
 
To celebrate Coffee With Gringos 100th episode Paige and Ian hosted a live event where they took questions from the audience. Tune in and hear about favorite episodes, embarrassing moments, favorite Chilean food to favorite drunk food. You can also watch the full episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFSAZrf3gsA…
 
Since the beginning of time, humans have been searching for the answers to some of life’s biggest questions. One of the most widely accepted forms of answering these questions for people around the world has come in the form of religion. In today’s episode, we talk about faith, religious hypocrites, and our own personal beliefs. Read the full trans…
 
Did you know that it’s illegal to fly a kite in Victoria, Australia? Or that it’s prohibited to wear high-heel shoes at the Acropolis in Athens? If your answer is no, then you’ll want to listen to these strange and funny laws and many others that exist in different countries all around the world in this week’s episode. Read along with the transcrip…
 
The United States has a lot of big cities that offer plenty of tourist attractions such as New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Miami. But there’s one big Midwestern city that gets overlooked. This beautiful city located on the shores of Lake Michigan is none other than Chicago. In today’s episode, we talk with fellow Dynamic English teac…
 
“Never Have I Ever” is a popular drinking game in which someone says something they have never done before and if anyone else has done that before, they have to put down a finger and take a drink. In today’s episode, we play “Never Have I Ever…” and talk about our experiences with bungee jumping, exotic foods, and much more. Read the transcript to …
 
What do a globe-cycling woman, a torch-swallowing fire performer, and a chainsaw-juggling, completely-tattooed man have in common? It’s not a joke punchline—it’s the list of some of this year’s Guinness World record-holders. The Guinness World Records started in 1955 with the goal of finding and recognizing the world’s weirdest, wildest, and most i…
 
There’s something magical about opening up a book, feeling the paper pages in your hands, and allowing your imagination to transport you to a new world. However, in a digitized world of phones, computers, tablets, and many other digital devices, reading in its traditional form is becoming increasingly less popular. In today’s episode, we talk about…
 
Sleep—it’s something that all of us have to do in order to be able to function properly as humans. Sleep expert, Dr. Matthew Walker, points out that the majority of people do not get the daily recommended amount of sleep leading to bad moods, low energy, weak immune systems, and even serious diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s. In today’s …
 
If you found a briefcase full of money in the woods, would you take it or leave it? If you could change the human body, what enhancements would you make? These kinds of questions that make us consider what decision we would make in possible scenarios are called hypothetical questions. In today’s podcast, we discuss some funny and interesting hypoth…
 
From working at a ski resort in Colorado in the US to starting an English language institute from nothing, Dynamic English’s co-founder, Andrew Lakin, has had quite the journey leading up to the present day. In today’s episode, we sit down with Andrew to find out his life story, hobbies, passions, and what it took to make Dynamic English what it is…
 
As protests against police brutality and racial injustice continue in cities across the United States, the Black Lives Matter movement has come back into center focus after the senseless killing of black man, George Floyd in Minneapolis. In today’s episode, we discuss white privilege, police-protester tensions, and how after centuries of racial dis…
 
Racism is an issue that negatively affects all regions of the world and has especially shaped the culture of the United States. It has caused racial tensions, deep unfairness, mistreatment and unjust killings of blacks and Latinos for centuries. Given the current events of racial protests happening in the United States around the death of African-A…
 
Have you ever said a word in another language thinking that you know the meaning when actually it means something totally different? As language learners, we’ve all fallen victim to false friends—words that have similar forms in a person's native language, but a different meaning in another language. In today’s podcast, we discuss common false frie…
 
With the global rise of the #metoo movement, we’ve seen more women publicly fight back against sexual misconduct and sexual assault by men in positions of power. Harvey Weinstein—the successful and wealthy Hollywood producer who sexually assaulted and violated several women over the years has finally been charged for his crimes and is facing many y…
 
Exercise—it’s one of the most important ways to maintain not only physical health but also mental and emotional health. Especially during these times of quarantine and isolation, it’s more important than ever to make sure to take care of yourself and to stay physically active. So put on your running shoes and join us for this week’s episode about e…
 
In order to slow the spread of the current global pandemic, COVID-19, medical organizations and governments have put in place a quarantine for its citizens—meaning that people must stay inside their homes as much as possible. On today’s podcast, we talk about Zoom, TikTok, stair sprints and the many other ways we are filling our time during life in…
 
On today’s podcast, we discuss common English idioms used to describe something and their origins. So whether you’re feeling a little bit “under the weather” because it’s “raining cats and dogs” or if you’ve “missed the boat” on wishing your friend to “break a leg”, we’ll discuss what these mean, along with a number of common English idioms to help…
 
Capitalism is considered one of the most effective and widely adopted economic systems on the planet. But what happens to a government and its citizens when it gets out of control? On today’s episode, we'‘re joined by special guest, Daniel Pennington, to discuss the effects of capitalism in Chile and the US and what might happen moving forward.…
 
Chewing food with your mouth open. Holding open a door without telling someone “thank you.” Walking on the wrong side of the sidewalk. These are just a few things about society that really annoy us—also known as “pet peeves” in English. On today’s podcast, we talk all about the pet peeves that drive us crazy.…
 
Ok, so things with the current coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, have really escalated since we recorded our previous episode: “Coronavirus Craziness.” The new pandemic has been spreading all over the world causing economic collapse, nationwide quarantines and thousands of deaths across all continents. On today’s podcast, we discuss the current …
 
The world is currently being being rocked by the effects of COVID-19: the newest, unknown virus in the coronavirus family that has quickly spread around the world. Not only has it infected and killed many, but has caused economic and travel effects unlike any before in history. On today’s podcast, we discuss the origins, effects and the current dev…
 
Traveling—it’s one of the most enjoyable and exciting adventures that someone can have. While traveling is great, usually something—or many things—can go wrong in the process. From missed flights and sports events to sleeping in bug-infested hostels, we’ll discuss bad traveling experiences and how we can laugh at them today. Learn English by listen…
 
Would you dare to say Bloody Mary in the mirror? What would you do if you found out a stranger was trying to kidnap you? Today on the podcast, we talk all about urban myths—many that sound like the plot of a horror movie. Tune in to find out. Learn English, improve your listening skills with this podcast episode.…
 
Today’s English podcast is about The Oscars ceremony - the annual awards event for each year’s best movies and 2019 had no shortage of great flicks. From “The Irishman” to “Joker”, last year was filled with great movies that will surely win awards. So tune in to hear everything about this year’s upcoming Oscars this week on the pod.…
 
On today’s podcast, we talk about trekking or hiking in Chile and the US and some of the things that can happen in the process. Smelling the fresh air, taking in a beautiful view and (maybe) getting lost in the process—just a few things that can happen when you leave the city and head to the great outdoors.…
 
Have you ever made a facebook account for a banana? Have you ever started a “poo” blog rating toilets in China? Not many have, but today we sit back down our good friend, Claire Spooner, who has done that and much more over the course of her interesting life. So tune in and hear what else Claire has to say.…
 
Earth is our only home and the need to keep it clean and healthy has never been more important. From rising temperatures to plastic filling up the oceans, it’s clear that more needs to be done to keep our planet from being destroyed by our own actions. Today on the pod, we’ll talk about recycling methods, ways to limit your carbon footprint, as wel…
 
Drug addiction is a major issue that faces every country, in all parts of the world. But what happens when pharmaceutical companies and doctors are the ones giving the drugs that end up causing these addictions and, in many cases, death? Today on the podcast, we talk about the opioid crisis in the US and how it has affected everyone.…
 
Thanksgiving—the holiday when we get together with family and friends to give thanks for what what you have in your life, while eating and drinking LOTS. It’s no wonder that it is one of our favorite holidays. Today on the podcast, we’ll talk turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and all things Thanksgiving.…
 
It’s now October and that means that it’s time for some of our favorite holidays: Day of the Dead and Halloween. From afterlife celebrations and face paint to trick or treating and costumes, we’ll cover everything you need to know about these interesting holidays. So grab your mask and candy and tune in!…
 
Today on the podcast, we’ll cover a more serious and sensitive topic: guns and mass shootings. What is gun policy like in the US? Why do so many mass shootings occur? We’ll discuss these questions and more with our special guest—fellow Dynamic English teacher, Jesse Andrews.Por Ted Goetz
 
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