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Welcome to the Thinking Out Loud - Conversations in English With Non-Native Speakers. We are Jedrek and Masha, two English teachers recording this podcast between France and Ukraine. Each Wednesday we give you a brain-teasing conversation as our guests are confronted with questions they are totally not prepared for. Expect a great deal of thinking out loud, a lot of fun and some clever conclusions.

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Welcome to the Thinking Out Loud - Conversations in English With Non-Native Speakers. We are Jedrek and Masha, two English teachers recording this podcast between France and Ukraine. Each Wednesday we give you a brain-teasing conversation as our guests are confronted with questions they are totally not prepared for. Expect a great deal of thinking out loud, a lot of fun and some clever conclusions.

    Thinking Out Loud 083: Soldier and Warrior with Ania

    Thinking Out Loud 083: Soldier and Warrior with Ania

    Hi Thinkers!

    Did you know we have launched our newsletter? Each Sunday morning you get a dose of motivation, inspiration and education straight to your mailbox! Sign up if you haven't yet!



    And now let's talk about the current episode of ToL: we are hosting a fantastic interlocutor, Ania, who we take into a crossfire of questions: about her English and going from bad to great, about Australia - its weather and fauna, and last but not least about being a soldier and being a warrior: what is the difference?

    We have enjoyed this conversation greatly and we hope you will too!

    Don't forget about the possibility of recording your feedback and being on the next episode.

    You can support us with a virtual coffee, and boy, we haven't drunk for a long long time 😅

    Come study with us, we ask all sorts of clever questions that unlock new neural connections in your brain!

    Have a beautiful day!


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Thinking Out Loud 082: Hard Work with Masha

    Thinking Out Loud 082: Hard Work with Masha

    Hi thinkers!

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    Now, this week it's just the two of us and we talk about the concept of hard work: is hard work linked with high salary? Does it lead to a job well done? How does it differ from difficult work? Masha is kicking this concept down the road sparking a lot of reflections.

    Also on the show: we're talking about the lastest gizmo from apple - the Apple Vision Pro, and how cool it would be to have English classes in virtual reality.

    Btw. The cover for this epsiode is almost the same like for the previous episode, but Masha says there's a deeper meaning to it in the context of hard work ;)

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    • 54 min
    Thinking Out Loud 081: Wasting Time with Maciek

    Thinking Out Loud 081: Wasting Time with Maciek

    Hi thinkers!

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    And now, let's talk about the current episode: Maciek Olszowy, our very special guest this week, is an entrepreneur, a podcaster (yay!), a father and an occasional practitioner of the Vipassana meditation technique. We start out asking about what it's like not to speak to anybody for 10 days, what is meditation for, is an ancient India's meditation suitable for Westerners and their monkey brain (Jedrek especially!), and ultimatelly what does it mean to waste time? Is watching TV a waste of time? Is not achieveing results a waste of time? A fascinating conversation in one word! (+Maciek's English just rocks!)


    If you speak or understand Polish, find Maciek's podcast on Spotify, Youtube or his fanpage on Facebook



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    Thinking Out Loud 080: Can You Hurry Love?

    Thinking Out Loud 080: Can You Hurry Love?

    Hi Thinkers!
    We have launched our newsletter! Sign up if you haven't yet at tolpodcast.com! And as for this week, Masha selected question number 105 from The Compleat Thunks Book by Ian Gilbert, which goes like this: "Can you hurry love?". We know Phil Collins said You Can't but we still enjoyed our conversation about the concept of the 5 languages of love by Gary Chapman, about poliamorous relationships (now getting more and more trendy, check out Molly Roden Winter: More a Memoir of Open Marriage), about swingers, sex-life and what not!

    You know our website (link above) but you may also be interested in studying with us at studiomentals.com

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    • 53 min
    Thinking Out Loud 079: Are We Citizens Or Just Population?

    Thinking Out Loud 079: Are We Citizens Or Just Population?

    Hi Thinkers!

    Is Thinking Out Loud more on the fun side of the podcast scene or is it more serious? You'll find the answer in the intro before we jump straight to round 2 (that's right!) to discuss the difference between citizens and mere population. What seems like a pretty straightforward question for Jedrek, turns out to be a gateway to a much more serious conversation about the rights and duties of citizens. Anyway, we hope that despite the caliber of the topic it's still fun listening to us! ;)



    The link to The Ezra Klein Show episode with Marianne Wolf (about reading): https://open.spotify.com/episode/1Qx2Of2ZLyx4By71F70YAI?si=94ed93b98c934955



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    • 53 min
    Thinking Out Loud 078: Books vs The Internet

    Thinking Out Loud 078: Books vs The Internet

    Hi Thinkers!

    Did you know we're about to launch our newsletter: https://tolpodcast.com/#newsletter ? Sign up for a weekly dose of motivation, inspiration and education from Masha and Jedrek.

    Aprat from the said newsletter, this week we're discussing the power of the internet over the books and longer texts in general. What makes the screens so irresistible? Check out our thinking out lound on this subject and its vicinities.

    We're mentioning The Ezra Klein Show, Masha's number one podcast, here's the link to the episode that made us reflect on the old internet: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3JGETbaRnNqZe4gwj9QrwQ?si=b23566c9b04248b6

    We're mentioning crutch.com which is a website for sale, if you want you could run a portal with crutch words (or sell medical supplies ;)

    Jedrek read "Kids Run The Show" by Delphine de Vigan https://www.amazon.com/Kids-Run-Show-Deplhine-Vigan/dp/1609459849



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    Have a fantastic week!


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    • 59 min

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