Chatterbox #146 – Privacy

Do you ever feel like somebody’s watching you? Today’s episode is all about privacy. Join Harp and Andrew as they talk about hackers and online security, governments and national security, and even political scandals!

Chatterbox #145 – Learning to drive

Do you remember getting behind the wheel for the very first time? This episode is all about learning to drive. Join Andrew and Harp for their conversation about getting their driver’s licences. They talk about going to driver’s ed., hating parallel parking, and feeling the freedom that comes with becoming a driver!

Chatterbox #144 – An interview with Marshall

Do you relax by playing video games? If so, you’re not alone! In this Chatterbox episode, Andrew gets an inside look at the video game industry. Join him for a special interview with his friend Marshall, a real cool guy who tests video games for a living.

Chatterbox #134 – Checking out flicks

Don’t you just love kickin’ back and relaxing with a big bowl of popcorn and a great movie? If so, you’re in luck because today’s episode is all about the movies. Join Harp and Maura as they debate watching movies at home versus going out to the theatre and chat about some of their all-time favourite more »

Chatterbox #142 – Differences between Canada and America

Canada and the USA have a lot of things in common: a long border, the English language, and similar cultures. So what makes them unique? This episode is dedicated to exploring the differences between the two countries. Join Harp and Andrew for a discussion about their observations about what makes Canada and the USA different. more »

Chatterbox #141 – Predicting the future

In this very special episode, Harp and Andrew take out their crystal balls and look into the future! Well, not really but they do have a fascinating conversation about what they think the future will hold. Join them as they make predictions about sports, politics, technology, and more!

Chatterbox #140 – Have you heard the latest slang?

Every year, thousands of new words and expressions are added to the English language. In this episode, Andrew and Harp chat about some very recent additions. Join them as they quiz each other on the meaning of some cutting-edge expressions! Expressions included in the Learning Materials With a twist A raptivist To take off Cinderella more »

Chatterbox #139 – Fads and trends

Are you trendy? Do you like to keep up to date with all the latest fads? Today’s episode is all about what’s cool. Join Harp and Andrew as they chat about some memorable fads from the past and some of the hot new trends that are popular today!

Chatterbox #138 – An interview with Ross

This episode features an interview with our friend Ross. Ross is a student of applied linguistics and is very knowledgeable about learning and teaching foreign languages. Join Andrew and Ross as they chat about using music to study languages, walking in Europe, and brunch!

Chatterbox #137 – Meet Suzanne

Today’s episode features a very special interview with Andrew’s colleague Suzanne. Tune in to hear all about Suzanne’s fascinating life and stories. She tells us about what it’s like to be an American and describes some of the differences between life in Canada and the USA.

Chatterbox #136 – Superheroes

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a superpower? Would you use it to make the world a better place or just to have some fun? Today’s Chatterbox episode is all about superheroes and the powers they possess. Join Harp and Andrew as they talk about the kinds of comics they more »

Chatterbox #135 – Andrew’s band trip: Part 2

Here it is, the moment you’ve all been waiting for: the exciting conclusion to Andrew’s epic band trip story. In this episode, Andrew and Harp chat about Andrew’s road trip across Canada. During their conversation, they talk about the dangers of driving in Canada, wildlife, and camping! Expressions from this episode included in the Learning more »

Chatterbox #134 – Andrew’s band trip: Part 1

Have you ever wanted to play in a band? Or maybe you’ve wondered what life is like for a touring musician? In this episode, you can learn all about it! Join Harp as she interviews Andrew about his experience playing in a band and touring across Canada. Expressions included in the Learning Materials: I was more »

Chatterbox #133 – Bilingualism in Canada

Have you ever wondered why Canada has two official languages, English and French? This episode is dedicated to explaining this complicated subject. Andrew and Maura chat about the historical reasons that caused Canada to be a bilingual country. They also discuss language education in Canada and what it’s like to be an English speaker in more »

Chatterbox #132 – Death and cultural traditions

When learning another language, we need vocabulary for all kinds of situations. That’s why we decided to do an episode on a more difficult topic. We also got a request from a listener! In this episode, Harp and Andrew talk about expressions that you can use when someone you know has a friend or family more »