Chatterbox #111 – Canadian inventions

If you ask a friend to name a famous Canadian, you might not be able to think of any. Here’s an episode about famous Canadians throughout history who have invented something that is now used all over the world. In this episode, we’re talking about epilepsy, the telephone, and radio waves. Do you think we more »

Chatterbox #110 – Harp’s big trip

As a person who loves languages, you probably love to travel too. Where else can you use the new languages you’ve learned? Harp was super lucky this summer and got to take a trip to some pretty interesting places – England, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Dubai. In this episode, Andrew interviews her to find out more »

Chatterbox #109 – The Environment

Saving the planet seems to be a topic that we hear about more and more. Environmental policies are often a political topic, and they especially are in Canada. In this episode, Andrew and Maura talk about our impact on the environment and what people can do to help out.

Chatterbox #108 – An interview with Alexandre

In this episode, you get to meet Alexandre. That’s a French name. He speaks English and French, and is from the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. In today’s episode, we talk about Acadian culture, growing up Anglophone and Francophone, and enjoying delicious Maritime lobster. Alexandre recently moved to Montreal, where he continues to make music, more »

Chatterbox #107 – Meet Andrew, the new Culips co-host

We have some very, very exciting new at Culips: We’ve added a new co-host to our team! Now, along with Maura and Harp, you’ll hear Andrew’s voice too. He’s got lots of experience and training in teaching languages, and he’s travelled a bunch too! He’s also got experience learning Korean, German, and now French; the more »

Chatterbox #106 – Introducing Emily

We’re really happy to know Emily, so that we could interview her and bring her stories to you! She’s done a lot of nursing work in other countries, including the United States and Chad. Because of this, she has many interesting stories to share. Listen to this episode to hear about her experiences and insights more »

Chatterbox #105 – Friendship

Over the years, some friends come and go, but others last a lifetime. This week at Culips, we’re talking about friends. First, we talk about childhood friendships and what that can be like, and we also talk about making friends as an adult, which can be much more complicated!

Chatterbox #104 – Getting educated in Canada

A big thank you to Carlos for asking us about education in Canada! This episode is all about that very subject. Harp and Maura talk about the Canadian public school system, and outline what college and university are in Canada. They also talk about the programs you can take and the degrees you can earn.

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Chatterbox #103 – Customer service

Everyone likes to get good customer service, but we don’t always get it. In this episode, we talk about tipping (where, when, and how much), and about how to handle a situation when the service was not so good. Harp and Maura also share their own perspectives of what it’s like to work in customer more »

Chatterbox #102 – Canadian myths

Many cultures around the world have traditional stories that have been told for many years. We were recently asked whether Canada has any interesting myths, so here’s an episode all about our some of our stories. We talk about Canada’s Bigfoot, a flaming ghost ship, and our lost mines.

Chatterbox #101 – What’s your personality?

In this episode, we talk about personality! Harp and Maura start by talking about introverts and extroverts, and the positive and negative qualities of both. They also discuss astrological signs. Do you think that when someone is born can determine their personality?

Chatterbox #100 – The corporate world

Work! Love it or hate it, most of us have to do it. In this episode, Harp and Maura talk about the corporate world and what it’s like nowadays. Almost everyone hopes to make as much money as they can, and some people work to climb the corporate ladder in order to get prestige as more »

Chatterbox #99 – Commuting

Most of us travel to work many times in one week. Some of us have a quick little trip and others spend hours on public transportation. This episode is all about that—travelling to and from work. Harp and Maura talk about what commuting is like in Canada, how people get to work, and how long more »

Chatterbox #98 – Media, advertising, and celebrity gossip

Nowadays, people are constantly in contact with media, and advertising is everywhere! This inspired us to make a Culips episode talking all about it. Do you still read the newspaper? Do commercials bother you as much as they bother Maura and Harp? Celebrity gossip is something that has become quite mainstream in Canada and the more »

Chatterbox #97 – Interviewing Erin

Maura has two sisters. In this episode, you get to meet one of them! Erin recently visited Maura in Montreal, so Maura took the opportunity to interview her about her travels. Erin has visited many countries and lived abroad, and Maura wanted to question her to find out about her favourites. What’s Erin’s favourite country more »