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16.08.2013’s Final Episode – DailyCast for Friday

Today, on the DailyCast: our final episode.  It’s Friday, and you’re listening to the DailyCast from I’m Cory Renzella, and thank you for listening. “All good things must come to an end.” That’s a famous quote from hundreds of years ag... author

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Announcement – DailyCast for Thursday

Travelers take planes, trains, and automobiles every day. But one man hopes that sometime in the future, they’ll also be taking something called the Hyperloop. I’ll explain what the Hyperloop is and tell you about the man behind it on today’s DailyCast... author

What’s Happening To the Honeybee? – DailyCast for Wednesday

What do cotton, apples, limes, tomatoes, carrots, nuts, alfalfa, and many other fruits and vegetables have in common? They all rely on, or depend on, honeybees. But right now, something’s happening to honeybees. It’s not good, and it could change the f... author

The World’s First Lab-Grown Hamburger – DailyCast for Tuesday

Last week in London, history was made with a hamburger. I’ll explain what happened on today’s DailyCast.  It’s Tuesday, and you’re listening to’s DailyCast. I’m Cory Renzella, and thank you for listening today. One of the world’s worst ... author

E-Cigarettes and the Future of Smoking – DailyCast for Monday

Today, on the DailyCast: e-cigarettes and the future of smoking.  Happy Monday! Thank you for listening to the DailyCast from I’m Cory Renzella, and I hope your day is going well. Back in the early 1900s, when smoking cigarettes became... author
10.08.2013 (Replay) – The Weekend

At the beginning of April, I told you about a website called It offers free online classes from some of the best universities in the world. Since that story, Coursera has grown a lot. Over four million people – including me – have used Co... author

A Fun (and Funny!) Way to End the Week – Week in Review

Sometimes, it seems as though almost everything in the news is negative. There are so many depressing, or sad, stories on the fronts of newspapers and websites. And some of our stories from this week haven’t been very pleasant, or nice, either. They’ve... author

Terrorism, 12 Years Later – DailyCast for Thursday

Next month is the 12-year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States. A lot has changed since that day, but one thing has remained the same: terrorists are still a threat to the United States.  It’s Thursday, and you’r... author

Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi – DailyCast for Wednesday

Today, on the DailyCast: the strange story of Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi.  It’s Wednesday, and this is the DailyCast from I’m Cory Renzella, and thank you for listening today. Silvio Berlusconi is one of the richest and most powerful pe... author

Forgotten in Prison – DailyCast for Tuesday

Imagine this: you’re locked up in a jail cell, and the guard tells you that he’ll be right back. But he never returns. That might sound like a nightmare, but it actually happened to one man. And I’ll tell you his story after this.  It’s Tuesday, and yo... author

Making Peace in the Middle East – DailyCast for Monday

Of all the problems in world politics, one of the most difficult ones to solve is how to make peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Well now, for the first time in three years, leaders from both sides have finally begun talking to each other... author

The Music of Summer – The Weekend

This weekend, let’s listen to the music of summer. It’s The Weekend at, and I’m Cory Renzella. I hope your weekend is going well and you’re finding time to relax and enjoy the summer. Today’s August 3, so we’re right in the middle of su... author

Animal Terms& Our August Email – Week in Review

It’s Friday, and that means it’s the Week in Review.  The workweek is almost over, and the weekend is almost here. But first, we have to finish Friday. And I hope your Friday is going well. I’m Cory Renzella, and thank you for listening to ESLnewscast.... author

The US Government vs. Bradley Manning – DailyCast for Thursday

In 2010, the world learned about a group called “WikiLeaks”. It made public many of the US government’s secrets, and the man who gave those secrets to WikiLeaks is in the news this week. His name is Bradley Manning, and I’ll tell you his story on today... author

‘Abenomics’ in Japan – DailyCast for Wednesday

Japan held important elections last week. And the results strengthened, or made stronger, the country’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe. Now, Abe has a lot of power, and he wants to use that power to change Japan.  We’re halfway through the workweek! It’s W... author

A New Discovery About Dolphins – DailyCast for Tuesday

For many years, scientists have known that dolphins are some of the most intelligent animals in the world. But they recently discovered something new about how dolphins communicate, and I’ll tell you what that is after this.  It’s Tuesday, and this is ... author

The Great Barrier Reef Is Under Attack – DailyCast for Monday

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most special places in the world. But it’s in trouble, and I’ll explain why on today’s DailyCast.  It’s Monday, and that means it’s the start of a new workweek. This is’s DailyCast, and I’m Cory Renz... author

The Benefits of Breakfast – The Weekend

This weekend is all about breakfast.  It’s The Weekend at, and I’m Cory Renzella. Are you going anywhere special this weekend? Or are you just relaxing at home? Either way, I hope you’re having a nice weekend. I also hope your weekend b... author

A Royal Update to End the Week – Week in Review

All week long, I’ve been giving you updates on stories from this past year. But since today is the Week in Review, I’ll update you on a story that’s actually from this past week. And I’ll tell you what that is after this.  Happy Friday! I’m Cory Renzel... author

Update Week: Cleveland Kidnappings and Pope Francis – DailyCast for Thursday

It’s Thursday, and we’ve got two more updates for you. Today: updates on the Cleveland kidnapping victims and Pope Francis.  Welcome! You’re listening to the DailyCast from I’m Cory Renzella. How are you doing today? I’m doing well, an... author

Update Week: Singapore Haze& Huge Rubber Duck – DailyCast for Wednesday

The week of updates continues today, with updates on the bad haze that hung over Singapore, and the giant rubber duck that recently visited Hong Kong.  Happy Wednesday! You’re listening to the DailyCast from I’m Cory Renzella, and than... author

Update Week: Oldest Man on Mt. Everest& Kenya’s President – DailyCast for Tuesday

We’re continuing our week of updates, and today I’ll update you on two more stories: the oldest man to climb Mt. Everest and the problems for Kenya’s president.  It’s Tuesday, and this is the DailyCast from I’m Cory Renzella, and thank... author

Update Week: Bird Flu& Weigh More, Pay More – DailyCast for Monday

Every day this week, will be updating you on some of our most interesting stories from the year. Today, we’ve got updates on the bird flu in China and the airline that makes fat customers pay more money.  Are you ready for the new workw... author

Celebrating Neil Armstrong – The Weekend

Forty-four years ago today, one of the most historic events in world history happened: a man walked on the moon. This weekend, looks back at that event and the man who took those famous first steps.  It’s The Weekend at,... author

Silent P’s and a Couple of Q’s – Week in Review

Today’s the Week in Review, and we’ve got silent P’s and a couple of Q’s.   Happy Friday! I’m Cory Renzella, and this is the DailyCast from Thanks for listening. Have you had a good week? I hope so! Let’s start today’s Week in Review w... author

J.K. Rowling’s Surprising Secret – DailyCast for Thursday

J.K. Rowling is a famous British author. You might recognize her name, because she wrote the hugely popular Harry Potter books. But this week, a secret about J.K. Rowling was revealed, or made public. I’ll tell you all about it after this.  It’s Thursd... author

Fifty-Eight Years of Disneyland – DailyCast for Wednesday

Today, we’ll travel back in time to this date in 1955. That was when Disneyland first opened its doors to the public. Welcome! It’s Wednesday, and you’re listening to the DailyCast from If you’re interested in improving your English by... author

Apple’s App Store Turns Five – DailyCast for Tuesday

Before he died, Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs said that he didn’t want other people creating apps for the iPhone. But he was finally convinced that it would be a good idea. And five years after the App Store opened, it clearly was a good idea. Today, on the D... author

China’s ‘Love Your Parents’ Law – DailyCast for Monday

In China, there’s a new law that forces people to take care of their elderly, or old, parents. And if you don’t love your parents enough to do this, you could be in trouble. I’ll tell you about it after this.  Are you ready for the new workweek? It’s M... author

Could Your Handwriting Get You Hired? – The Weekend

This weekend, I’ve got a question for you: do you think that your handwriting could get you hired?  It’s The Weekend at, and I’m Cory Renzella. How are you this weekend? I’m doing well, and I’m glad that you’re listening. When I was att... author

Quick Questions About This Week’s Stories – Week in Review

Today’s Friday, so that means it’s the Week in Review.  Hello, I’m Cory Renzella, and this is the DailyCast from Thanks for listening. Are you ready for the weekend? I am! Today, I’m going to ask you a few questions, and I’ll also disc... author

Andy Murray Wins Wimbledon – DailyCast for Thursday

Wimbledon is the oldest and most famous tennis tournament in the world, and it just finished. The beginning was unusual, and the end was historic. I’ll tell you all about it, from beginning to end, on today’s DailyCast.  It’s Thursday, and this is the ... author

The Rise of Qatar – DailyCast for Wednesday

If you want to understand what’s happening in the Middle East, then there’s a country that you might want to pay attention to. It’s not Saudi Arabia, Iran, or even Egypt; it’s the tiny country of Qatar.  Happy Wednesday! This is the DailyCast from ESLn... author

The Strange Story of Edward Snowden – DailyCast for Tuesday

About a month ago, I told you about how some of America’s most secret spying programs were made public. Today, I’ll tell you about the man who is responsible for making them public. His name is Edward Snowden, and his story is a strange one.  It’s Tues... author

Egypt’s Struggling Democracy – DailyCast for Monday

Last week was a wild one in the country of Egypt. Millions of Egyptians protested against their president, and then the military removed the president. He’s gone now, and Egypt has a new leader, but its democracy is in trouble. I’ll give you the full s... author

We’re Stuck to Our Smartphones! – The Weekend

This weekend, I might sound like a curmudgeon, which is a grouchy, or bad-tempered, person, because I’m going to say some negative things about something that most of us love to use. I’ll share my feelings with you after this!  It’s The Weekend at ESLn... author

Questions from This Week’s Stories – Week in Review

Have you been listening to the DailyCast this week? I hope so, because today I’ll be asking you questions about this week’s stories.  The workweek is almost over! It’s Friday, and this is the DailyCast from I hope you’re having a great... author

Independence Day in America – DailyCast for Thursday

Today’s July 4, and that means it’s Independence Day in America.  Happy Thursday! I’m Cory Renzella, and thanks for listening to our DailyCast from I hope you’re having a great day today. On this day, 237 years ago, leaders from the 13... author

Making Money from Facebook Bugs – DailyCast for Wednesday

More than one billion people in the world use the social network, Facebook. And one of those people just made $20,000 from it. I’ll tell you how he did it on today’s DailyCast.  It’s Wednesday, July 3, 2013, and you’re listening to’s Da... author

Croatia Joins the EU – DailyCast for Tuesday

The European Union just got a little bit bigger. I’ll explain why after this.  It’s Tuesday, and you’re listening to the DailyCast from I’m Cory Renzella, and I’m glad that you’re listening today. In 1991, Croatia declared, or announce... author

Australia’s Julia Gillard – DailyCast for Monday

In 2010, for the first time ever, a woman became the leader of Australia. But just last Wednesday, the man that she had replaced back in 2010 replaced her. Today, the history-making story of Julia Gillard.  Happy Monday! It’s the first day of July, and... author

Coffee Shop Creativity – The Weekend

I love doing work in coffee shops. I always seem to get more of it done than I would in my apartment. And new research shows that the coffee shop might actually be a perfect place to work. This weekend, I’ll tell you about that research and a new websi... author

Previewing the “Month in Review” – Week in Review

Today’s the Week in Review, and I’ll tell you about something new that we’ll be doing, called the “Month in Review”. It’s a special email, and it might be coming to your inbox on Monday.  Happy Friday! I’m Cory Renzella, and this is the DailyCast from ... author

Deadly Landslides in India – DailyCast for Thursday

Every year, from about June until September, it rains a lot in India. But recently, there’s been too much rain. It’s caused deadly landslides, and I’ll tell you about them today.  I’m Cory Renzella, and this is the DailyCast from I hop... author

Superman at 75 – DailyCast for Wednesday

Have you seen the new Superman movie, called Man of Steel? It’s playing in movie theaters across 52 countries and has already made hundreds of millions of dollars. That’s not a bad way for Superman to celebrate his 75th birthday, which happened earlier... author

Unrest in Brazil – DailyCast for Tuesday

In recent years, the country of Brazil has been one of the fastest-growing nations in the world. The World Cup will be played there in 2014, and the Olympics will take place there in 2016. So, does that mean that all is well in Brazil? Well, for millio... author

Smoke over Singapore – DailyCast for Monday

Why has one of the cleanest countries in the world suddenly become one of the dirtiest? I’ll tell you which country it is and why it’s so dirty today.  It’s the start of a new week, and I hope you’re doing well! I’m Cory Renzella, and this is ESLnewsca... author

How Bikeable Is Your City? – The Weekend

This weekend, the benefits of bikes.  It’s The Weekend from I’m Cory Renzella. How are you this weekend? I’m doing well, and I’m glad that you’re listening. I live in Taipei, Taiwan, a city that is a very bikeable place. By bikeable, I... author

British English vs. American English – Week in Review

Turn off the TV – er, I mean, telly – because it’s time for the Week in Review!  Happy Friday! I’m Cory Renzella, and this is the DailyCast from I hope your workweek has gone well and that you’re looking forward to the weekend. Each ti... author

Alive in an Air Bubble – DailyCast for Thursday

On May 26, a boat capsized, or turned over in the water, near Nigeria. Eleven people onboard died, but one survived, and his story is an amazing one.  Happy Thursday! You’re listening to the DailyCast from I’m Cory Renzella, and thank ... author