English for Professionals

Spoken's "English for Professionals" Podcast helps international professionals learning English stay up to date with business news around the world and learn business English vocabulary, collocations, phrasal verbs, and idioms in the process.

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Spoken's "English for Professionals" Podcast helps international professionals learning English stay up to date with business news around the world and learn business English vocabulary, collocations, phrasal verbs, and idioms in the process.
Language
ūüá¨ūüáß English
last modified
2018-07-17 18:19
last episode published
2018-07-17 18:15
publication frequency
11.11 days
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Explicit
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Number of Episodes
54
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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
17.07.2018

It's Starting: How eSports are Becoming "Real" Sports! (#54)

People used to just play video games and computer games with their friends, but now, playing these games competitively could be a job!  "eSports", which is the name for playing computer games in formal competitions, are rapidly becoming more and more p...
21.06.2018

How Fortnite Made $300 Million in a Month! (#52)

Fortnite is a video game that has become very popular, very quickly!  But how did it happen?  Henry and Jonathan discuss an article on the subject and take a look at difficult English vocabulary and phrases   To find the article, vocabulary flashcards,...
30.05.2018

Which Type of Amazon Alexa User are You? (#52)

"Smart Speakers" are a new technology trend; they can stream your music, tell you the weather, and much more!  But different people use them for different things; Henry and Jonathan learn about the ways people are using their "Smart Speakers" like the ...
22.05.2018

Create Your Own Soda From Your Phone? (#51)

With Coca Cola's new technology, you may soon be able to make a custom soda right from your smartphone!  Henry and Jonathan discuss an article on this interesting development, as well as difficult English vocabulary and phrases   To find the article, v...
21.04.2018

Netflix for Mercedes? (#50)

Mercedes-Benz, the car manufacturer, has made a new service where you "subscribe" and can have a car delivered to you anytime!  Is this what the future of cars looks like?  Henry and Jonathan discuss and article on the subject!   To find the article, v...
6.03.2018

No More Blue Jeans or Bourbon in Europe?! (#49)

Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan discuss the possibility of a global trade war!  If the U.S. puts an extra tax on foreign steel, Europe says it will tax U.S. items such as Bluejeans or Bourbon.  Will anyone win or will everyone lose?!? Listen to find...
17.12.2017

Will Robots Ruin Your Holidays Too? (#48)

"Grinch bots" are buying all the popular toys and selling them for much higher prices.  Will you be affected?  Henry and Jonathan discuss an article as well as difficult English vocabulary and phrases.   To find the article, vocabulary flashcards, and ...
7.09.2017

iPhone 8 is Coming! What Are the Changes? (#47)

Apple is about to release their latest iPhone, and it sounds like some big changes are "in the works."  What does Apple have up their sleeve?  Henry and Jonathan discuss an article on the subject, as well as difficult English vocabulary and phrases.   ...
17.08.2017

Uh oh. Is SoundCloud's Future Safe? (#46)

SoundCloud is a very popular music streaming service, but it finds itself in a little financial trouble.  Can they rebound?  Henry and Jonathan discuss an article on the topic and discuss difficult English vocabulary and phrases.   To find the article,...
4.08.2017

Why Did Apple Ban VPNs in China? (#45)

Apple recently removed all "virtual private network" apps (VPNs) from their app store in China.  Why did they do this?  And what is a VPN?  Henry and Jonathan discuss an article as well as difficult English vocabulary and phrases.   To find the article...
17.07.2017

Will the Hyperloop Change Travel Forever? (#44)

The "Hyperloop", invented by Elon Musk, is a new form of travel that promises to be both fast and inexpensive.  But will it be able to deliver on its promise?  Henry and Jonathan discuss an article on the subject, and they talk about difficult English ...
4.07.2017

Uber's Chief is Out. What's Next? (#43)

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick recently resigned after the company has experienced continued terrible press.  Why did this happen?  What will become of Uber?  Henry and Jonathan read an article on the subject and discuss difficult English vocabulary and phra...
14.06.2017

The End of Offices? Why WordPress is Closing their Office (#42)

The company that makes Wordpress, the most popular platform for running a blog or website on the internet, just closed their office; however, it's not because they doing badly!  Henry and Jonathan discuss an article to learn about what's happening, and...
8.06.2017

Uh Oh! How British Airways Stranded 75k Passengers! (#41)

Recently, British Airways had a technical malfunction that caused travelers to be delayed for up to 3 days.  Henry and Jonathan take a look at an article that tells us how this happened and discuss difficult English words and vocabulary.   To find the ...
19.05.2017

Will Disney Pay the Hackers?? (#40)

Hackers recently stole a copy of an unreleased movie from Disney and they are holding it for "ransom."  Will Disney pay?  Henry and Jonathan read an article on the subject and discuss difficult English phrases and vocabulary.   To find the article, voc...
17.04.2017

This Startup is Cloning $60,000 Bottles of Wine! (#39)

A new startup that is cloning expensive bottles of wine using not grapes, but Chemistry!  What are the advantages of their technology and will wine drinkers "buy" the concept?  Listen to learn more and learn some tough English phrases and vocabulary!  ...
4.04.2017

Why Did WeChat Buy 5% Of Tesla??

Tencent, the parent company of WeChat, recently purchased a 5% ownership stake in the electric car manufacturer, Tesla.  Why would they do this?  Henry and Jonathan read an article on the subject and discuss difficult English vocabulary and phrases.   ...
21.03.2017

Can Amazon End Checkout Lines Forever?? (#37)

Amazon is a very innovative technology company.  Their latest initiative is to make it so you never have to wait in a checkout line again when you are leaving the grocery store.  Henry and Jonathan discuss an article about how they are going to do it, ...
8.03.2017

No Phones in Meetings?! 7 Huge Productivity Hacks! Part 2 (#36)

Henry and Jonathan finish an article about simple ways you can boost your productivity, as well as discuss difficult English vocabulary and phrases.   To find the article, vocabulary flashcards, and discussion board, please visit:   https://www.getspo...
25.02.2017

Delete Email?? 7 Huge Productivity Hacks! Part 1 (#35)

Every professional is always looking for ways to be more productive and get more done.  But there are only so many hours in a day; how can you do more with the same amount of time?  Henry and Jonathan look at an article with some simple things you can ...
17.02.2017

Is Facebook About to Get Really Annoying? (#34)

Facebook is the largest social network in the world, and they are about to make a change to the site that might upset some users: automatically playing audio for videos in your News Feed.  Henry and Jonathan read an article about why they might be doin...
9.02.2017

Is GoPro Going Down? (#33)

GoPro is an American company that makes cameras that were made popular by people doing "action sports" such as surfing and snowboarding.  Founded 15 years ago, they have grown very quickly into an enormous company; today, however, they are struggling t...
1.02.2017

The Death of 3DTV? (#32)

3DTV, or three-dimensional television, was a new technology that was once viewed as the future.  Now, the last TV manufacturer has stopped making them.  What happened?  Henry and Jonathan read an article on the topic, as well as review difficult Englis...
25.01.2017

Can McDonald's Come Back? (#31)

McDonald's is perhaps the most well-known fast food chain in the world, and yet it's recent performance saw a decline; what can they do to get back to growing?  Henry and Jonathan discuss an article that looks into what they might do, as well as review...
20.01.2017

Will Your Cities Be Run By Computers Soon? (#30)

IBM is bringing "smart" streetlights to cities using their Watson technology.  "Smart" technology will make life better for residents of cities, as well as save them money.  Henry and Jonathan discuss an article on IBM and their new initiative, as well...
18.01.2017

Robots Are Already Bringing People Food! (#29)

Food delivery companies are now using robots in addition to people to bring food to customers.  Henry and Jonathan read an article about this new technology, and they go over difficult English phrases and vocabulary.   To find the article, vocabulary f...
16.01.2017

Google's Flying Internet Plan Grounded? #(28)

Google recently cancelled a plan to bring internet to remote areas of the world using solar-powered drones.  Henry and Jonathan discuss an article on the subject, as well as go through difficult English phrases and vocabulary in the article.   To find ...
12.01.2017

Why Are Plane Sales Falling Out of the Sky? (#27)

Boeing, the world's largest manufacturer of airplanes, took a big hit in its sales in 2016; they received significantly fewer new orders for aircraft than in previous years.  Henry and Jonathan read an article to find out why, and they look at difficul...
11.01.2017

Trouble for Snapchat? (#26)

Snapchat is a very popular social media app, but a former employee recently were accused of lying about how quickly they are growing.  Henry and Jonathan read an article on the subject, and they also discuss difficult English phrases and vocabulary.   ...
10.01.2017

Cruise Ships Meet FitBit!: The New World of Wearables on your Vacation (#25)

Carnival, a cruise ship vacation company, is bringing wearable technology to its fleet of ships.  Henry and Jonathan discuss an article that talks about the new technology, and they go over difficult English vocabulary and phrases.   To find the articl...
9.01.2017

The End of Stores? Holiday Retail #'s Plummet! (#24)

Sales for some types of retail stores this holiday season were not very good.  Henry and Jonathan read an article describing what happened, and they also go through difficult English vocabulary and phrases from the article.   To find the article, vocab...
4.01.2017

Free money in Finland? (#23)

Finland is testing a program where 2000 citizens will receive money from the government.  They are experimenting with the idea of a "universal basic income," where every citizen is given money, no matter if they are working or not.  Henry and Jonathan ...
3.01.2017

Will Machines Replace YOUR Job, too?? (#22)

"Artificial intelligence" is replacing a new kind of job, as we'll see in this episode.  Henry and Jonathan read an article on the subject, and they review difficult vocabulary and English phrases.   To find the article, vocabulary flashcards, and disc...
2.01.2017

Will France Ban Checking Emails from Home? (#21)

Workers in France might soon not have to check their e-mail when they are home.  A new law recently passed forces companies to agree with their employees about the requirements of the job outside of regular business hours.  Henry and Jonathan read an a...
30.12.2016

Amazon Files a Patent on What?? (#20)

Amazon is considering the idea of "flying warehouses", where drones could deliver products from airships in the sky.  Henry and Jonathan discuss an article on the subject, and they go over difficult English vocabulary and phrases.   To find the article...
29.12.2016

6 Bad Career Habits To Break in 2017, Part 2 (#19)

Henry and Jonathan finish up an article about breaking bad career habits in 2017, and they discuss more English vocabulary and difficult phrases.   To find the article, vocabulary flashcards, and discussion board, please visit:   https://www.getspoken...
28.12.2016

6 Bad Career Habits to Break in 2017! (#18)

With 2017 almost here, Henry and Jonathan read an article about bad business habits.  They also look at difficult English vocabulary and phrases in this episode.   To find the article, the vocabulary flashcards, and the discussion board, please visit: ...
27.12.2016

Do this with those gift cards you don't want! (#17)

Gift cards are a popular gift during the holidays, but not everyone likes them.  Henry and Jonathan discuss an article about what to do with gift cards that you don't want, as well as difficult vocabulary and English phrases.   To find the article, voc...
26.12.2016

Why Did SnapChat Buy an Augmented Reality Company? (#16)

Social media powerhouse SnapChat purchased an augmented reality company; what could this mean for our social interactions and for how companies can improve their marketing on SnapChat?  Henry and Jonathan discuss an article on the subject, as well as d...
23.12.2016

Did Volkswagen Execs Destroy 23 Mobile Phones to Hide Evidence?? (#15)

Volkswagen has recently been involved in a scandal; they cheated on tests that certified their cars did not pollute more than is allowed by law.  Now, it's possible they destroyed evidence to cover this up.  Henry and Jonathan discuss on article on the...
22.12.2016

Captain America Got Hacked?: Hacker Group Targets Superhero Twitter Accounts to Promote Security Services (#14)

A security group recently hacked the Twitter accounts of Marvel and other famous companies and people.  Henry and Jonathan read an article on the subject and discuss difficult vocabulary and English phrases.   To find the article, vocabulary flashcards...
21.12.2016

Virtual Reality, Drones, and Smartwatches: What Will Be the Hot Tech This Holiday? (#13)

There are many different kinds of technology available this holiday season; what will be the most popular?  Henry and Jonathan discuss an article that includes talk of virtual reality, drones, smartwatches, and virtual assistants, and they discuss diff...
20.12.2016

The 15 Secrets of the Most Successful People, Part 2 (#12)

Henry and Jonathan talk about some of the secrets of the most productive people in part 2 of this episode.   To find the article, vocabulary flashcards, and discussion questions, please visit:   https://www.getspokenapp.com/pod/2016/12/18/15-habits-th...
19.12.2016

The 15 Secrets of the Most Successful People, Part 1 (#11)

According to an article written by Kevin Kruse, highly successful people have very similar habits to be productive.  Henry and Jonathan break down his article and discuss difficult vocabulary and phrases, as well as discuss how to be more productive.  ...
16.12.2016

Do You Have a Yahoo Account? Hackers May Have It Too Now! (#10)

In this podcast, Henry and Jonathan talk about the biggest cyber hack in history that just occurred with login information for ONE BILLION Yahoo accounts being stolen.   To find the article, vocabulary flashcards, and discussion board for this episode,...
15.12.2016

Does Netflix Have New Competition? (#9)

Amazon is entering the video streaming market; will they give Netflix a run for their money?  Henry and Jonathan read an article about Amazon's new video streaming product.  They also discuss difficult vocabulary and phrases from the article.   To find...
14.12.2016

Something free on your next flight? (#8)

Delta airlines may be bringing back free meals to coach on their flights.  Henry and Jonathan read an article about the airline's plans, as well as go over difficult vocabulary and English phrases.   To find today's article, vocabulary flashcards, and ...
13.12.2016

The Rise of the Self-Driving Car? (#7)

In this podcast, Henry and Jonathan discuss recent laws passed in Michigan to permit companies to begin testing self-driving cars and trucks on public roads.  Henry and Jonathan discuss difficult English vocabulary and phrases.   To find the article, v...
12.12.2016

A Victory for Samsung over Apple? (#6)

In this "English for Professionals Podcast," Henry and Josh discuss Samsung's recent legal victory over Apple. Learn about difficult business English vocabulary, idioms, collocations, and phrasal verbs as you listen!   To find the article, vocabulary f...
9.12.2016

Starbucks' Grand Plan: Two New Types of Stores? (#5)

Starbucks is trying to stay relevant for the next decade; will their new plan be successful?  Henry and Jonathan break down the latest article, along with difficult English vocabulary and phrases.   To find the article, vocabulary flash cards, and disc...