Chatterbox Episodes
English conversions at a normal speed. We interview someone who has an interesting story to tell.
Catch Word Episodes
English idioms, phrases, common slang and interesting vocabulary
Simplified Speech Episodes
Our hosts have natural conversations in everyday English, while speaking slowly and clearly.
Real Talk Episodes
Practical English expressions for everyday situations that you encounter in an English speaking country.
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LATEST EPISODES

Simplified Speech #021 – Winter activities

Canada in the winter can be a blast! In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Morag discuss their favourite winter activities. Join them and learn about how much fun you can have in the snow!

Catch Word #183 – They’re well off

Do you dream of being rich one day? If you do, this episode is for you! Andrew and Suzanne explain two phrases you can use to talk about being wealthy: to make six figures and well off. After all, while money might not buy happiness, almost everyone would be happy about making more money!

Chatterbox #184 – Old wives’ tales

Have you ever thought something was true, but later found out it was false? Discover more false facts with Andrew and Suzanne as they discuss old wives’ tales—common advice and traditional beliefs that are unscientific or untrue.

Chatterbox #183 – Comedy

Do you like comedy? If you do, we have just the episode for you! Join Andrew and Suzanne as they discuss everything from dad jokes to stand-up and, along the way, you’ll learn vocabulary to help you talk about different types of jokes and styles of comedy.

Real Talk #011 – Making a hair appointment

What do you do when a bad hair day leads to a bad hair month? Get a haircut! Join Andrew and Suzanne as they explain how to book a hair appointment and other types of appointments.

Simplified Speech #020 – The curious case of the UVic bunnies

If you walked onto a university campus and saw hundreds of rabbits, you might think you were dreaming, but this was the reality at the University of Victoria for more than 20 years! Still can’t believe it? Join Andrew and Morag in this episode as they talk all about the UVic bunnies and their mysterious […]

POPULAR EPISODES

Chatterbox #197 – Interview with Andrew’s mom

Are you ready to get to know Andrew and his family better? In this special Chatterbox episode, Andrew interviews his mom, Fiona. Join them as they chat about immigrating to Canada and Oakville, Ontario!

Chatterbox #194 – A Maritimes road trip

The Maritime provinces—Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island—are known for their simple beauty and rich history. In this episode, Suzanne shares with Andrew memories of her road tip across the Maritimes. Be sure not to miss this gem of an episode!

Chatterbox #189 – Safety

As many wonderful things as there are in the world, there are also many dangers. In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne have a conversation about an interesting topic: safety. But don’t worry: It’s safe to jump the gun and start listening right away!

English Writing - Simplified Speech #025 – Writing

Simplified Speech #025 – Writing

Writing is one of the most important forms of communication! In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Morag have a slow but natural conversation all about writing.

Speak Easy #01 – [y] and [w] insertion

In this episode, Suzanne and Andrew teach you a pronunciation trick that will make your English sound smooth and natural. You’ll learn how to link words together by inserting a [y] or [w] sound.