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The American English Podcast teaches the language and culture of the United States. Through common expressions, pronunciation tips and interesting cultural snippets or stories, I hope to keep this fun, useful and interesting! All bonus material can be accessed at http://americanenglishpodcast.com/

American English Podcast Shana Thompson

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The American English Podcast teaches the language and culture of the United States. Through common expressions, pronunciation tips and interesting cultural snippets or stories, I hope to keep this fun, useful and interesting! All bonus material can be accessed at http://americanenglishpodcast.com/

    130 - Music: "Sunday Toasted" by Zinn

    130 - Music: "Sunday Toasted" by Zinn

    "Sunday Toasted" is a song that was recently released by a new artist named Zinn who wrote it in collaboration with my husband, Lucas, and their friend, Stefan. The song is not only jam-packed with American slang and vocabulary, which we'll go through in this episode, but it also paints a beautiful picture of a  summer's day in the South.

    Lake culture is BIG in the South - "you just don't know what you're missing!" Find out more by listening to today's episode.

    "Sunday Toasted" - by Zinn

    Yeah
    Clocked out, now I’m en route
    It’s about Summer time
    Been waitin' all damn week
    There’s one thing on my mind

    Yeah I'm thinking about tan lines
    And moonshine, it goes down easily
    Night rides, in the moonlight
    A cozy on my knee

    Cold beer in the Yeti
    Beckies on deck
    In the dirty water
    We'll be speeding
    Falling off jets
    No sir, no blue collar

    Out of touch, ain't no service
    Soak it up
    Sunday Toasted
    Lake house, party down South
    You just don't know what you're missing

    Chorus*

    Pull out from the dock, three deep,
    three boats heading out your way
    Light it up, let the speakers bleed
    Got the girls choosing what to play

    Yeah we bumpin' Nelly, Aldean, Country, R & B
    Waiting all week, to kick back and release

    Chorus*

    Meet me on the table, cuz I’m heating up
    We can run it back, wanna test your luck
    Shoot behind the back it’s a double cup
    One more shot I’m on fire
    Rerack that I’m a gentleman
    Who’s going next you can send them in
    Better get ready cuz I’m running it
    Let’s get f***
    Listen to the song on Spotify
    For those of you who have been following our story in Los Angeles, you may know that my husband Lucas is a Brazilian songwriter and music producer trying to get a song on the radio in English in the U.S..  A few of you have asked to listen to his songs in the past and I'm happy to announce that this is his first release in English - many more are coming out this year (from artists in Japan, Spain and Britain).

    *****

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    • 30 min
    129.2 - The Monster Study

    129.2 - The Monster Study

    The Monster Study (aka Tudor Study) is an unethical psychology experiment that was conducted in 1939 on 22 orphans in Davenport, Iowa.  The goal was to a test the theory that by deeply worrying about starting to stutter, one may develop the speech disorder. Mary Tudor, a graduate student, attempted to induce stuttering - to create the behavior - in fluent speakers with the assistance of her advisor Wendell Johnson.

    The study was dubbed "The Monster Study" for the cruelty and misconduct of it. Learn more about the creators, the experiment and what can be deduced from its results.

    This study was kept OFF THE RECORD for many years; now the official documentation can be found online for anyone to view.

    *****
    I'm not a speech pathologist, but I do know one thing. Don't let anyone ever make you feel like you are not worth being heard. What you say has value, and it doesn't matter how fast you speak or how perfectly you speak, what you say matters. Try to be patient with others as well.

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    Get ALL PREMIUM CONTENT FOR SEASONS 1-3  (including transcripts + mp3s)Get ONLY the Transcripts for Episodes 001 - 100. Get the Free E-Book: 101 American English Slang Words Girl Take Note PodcastReal Women. Real Stories. Real Life.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
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    • 33 min
    129 - Expression: Off the Record

    129 - Expression: Off the Record

    In this episode, there are two parts. In Part 1, you'll hear a joke, practice your pronunciation and learn the expression "Off the Record". 

    In Part 2 of today's lesson (available on Thursday, September 15th), we’re going to talk about The Monster Study, a wildly unethical study (by today's standards) that is about orphans and language development, specifically stuttering.
    To amp up the learning experience in episode 129, I explain challenging words and phrases as I go along.

    The American English Accent Course

    As mentioned in the audio, if you're interested in improving your pronunciation and overall accent in English, check out this course. Hours of videos and transcripts will help you hone the nuances of American English, from word stress, syllable stress and connected speech to reductions, vowel sounds and so much more. Check it out.
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    • 14 min
    128 - 5-Minute English: Birthday Parties

    128 - 5-Minute English: Birthday Parties

    In today's episode, you'll learn vocabulary, phrasal verbs and expressions related to Birthday Parties. This episode was created with a goal in mind: to help you think about the birthday parties in your life. I hope that by the end of this lesson you feel like you can describe your special days with more detail in English.

    This is an advanced listening exercise so it's ok if you don't understand everything! To access to material and worksheets that correspond to this episode, check out Premium Content below.

    A birthday is just another day, but it's also a new beginning. It's a time to reflect on life, on how far you've come, how you've changed, and where you're going. So live it up and take lots of videos and pictures. You won't regret it!

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    Get ALL PREMIUM CONTENT FOR SEASONS 1-3  (including transcripts + mp3s)Get ONLY the Transcripts for Episodes 001 - 100. Get the Free E-Book: 101 American English Slang Words Girl Take Note PodcastReal Women. Real Stories. Real Life.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
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    • 26 min
    127 - Discover Washington with Philip Clem

    127 - Discover Washington with Philip Clem

    About

    Philip Clem is a talented singer and songwriter from Seattle, Washington who has lived in San Francisco, Spain and now Los Angeles, California. Today, Philip is going to tell us about what it's like to be a local from Seattle. 

    In this episode, you'll learn about the state, its stereotypes (and whether or not they're true!), you’ll learn about the culture, food, weather and, of course, about our special guest!
    I hope that after you’re done listening to this episode, you feel like you know a local!

    Interested in Philip, or his music? Find Philip on Instagram here (@philipjohnclem)
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    Get ALL PREMIUM CONTENT FOR SEASONS 1-3  (including transcripts + mp3s)Get ONLY the Transcripts for Episodes 001 - 100. Get the Free E-Book: 101 American English Slang Words Girl Take Note PodcastReal Women. Real Stories. Real Life.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
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    • 27 min
    126 - 5-Minute English: A Day At The Beach

    126 - 5-Minute English: A Day At The Beach

    In today's 5-Minute English episode, you'll learn vocabulary, phrasal verbs and collocations needed to describe A Day At The Beach.

    Beach Recommendations
    U.S. Beaches where you can drinkNude Beaches in the U.S.My favorite beaches in California: Pacific Beach - San DiegoPismo Beach - near San Luis ObispoLa Jolla - near San Diego (go kayaking + look at the lion sharks below!)Zuma Beach - Malibu (this is our go-to beach)Santa Cruz (go to the Boardwalk boardwalk, SO fun!)East Beach (downtown Santa Barbara - I love this because of the beach / city combo:))Most people from California would probably also recommend Santa Monica ( go on rides at the pier and shopping on 3rd Street) / Venice Beach for its canals and Abbott Kinney Blvd for shopping, then of course Laguna Beach (go to Urth cafe!). All of the beaches south of Malibu are pretty awesome (Manhattan, Redondo, etc.)
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    This episode is part of Season 3. By purchasing Season 3 transcripts, you'll be able to access the full episodes, the full PDF transcripts for episodes 101 - 150, an Mp3 download  and the premium podcast player to work on your pronunciation.

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    Get ALL PREMIUM CONTENT FOR SEASONS 1-3  (including transcripts + mp3s)Get ONLY the Transcripts for Episodes 001 - 100. Get the Free E-Book: 101 American English Slang Words Support the show

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