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Listen to fun English podcasts with natural expressions and everyday vocabulary for language learners. Every Culips episode has interesting elements of culture as well as language.






Real Talk #018 – Fill ’er up!

Running out of gas is one of the most stressful things that can happen when you’re travelling—so it’s always best to make sure that your car has a full tank. But what vocabulary and phrases should you use when talking to a gas station attendant? Don’t worry, Andrew and Morag are here to explain everything more »

Duration: 00:26:07

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! Fun Facts Green Gables, a farm located in Prince Edward Island, more »

Duration: 00:26:19

Chatterbox #194 – Interview with Andrew’s sister

Meeting someone’s family and learning about their hometown is a great way to get to know them better. So get ready to learn all about Andrew! In this special Chatterbox episode, he interviews his sister, Heather. Join them as they talk about British Columbia and the best places to study English in Canada. Fun more »

Duration: 00:23:33

Catch Word #190 – All the fixings

Learning English can be a blast! Laugh along with Andrew and Morag as they share three fun expressions that you can use when talking about condiments or toppings: all the fixings, all dressed, and the works. Join them to learn all about these three expressions. Fun Facts Ketchup is one of North America’s most more »

Duration: 00:20:38

Chatterbox #192 – Alternative medicine

While no one likes going to the doctor, it’s still very important to take care of your health. Luckily, going to a Western doctor isn’t the only option. In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne discuss alternative medicine! Join them to hear Suzanne’s story about how she fixed her health troubles using alternative and non-Western medical more »

Duration: 00:19:27

Simplified Speech #29 – Veganism

Do you eat meat and dairy? Many people all over the world avoid eating or using animal products—vegans. In this episode, Andrew and Morag have a slow but natural conversation all about veganism. Join them to learn about this growing trend. Fun Facts Vegan is a relatively new term. Until about 1994, vegans were more »

Duration: 00:20:42

Real Talk #017 – Getting clothes altered

Do you have an item of clothing that you really like, but it doesn’t fit quite right? Luckily for you, that’s a problem with a simple solution! In this Real Talk episode, Andrew and Morag walk you through all the English vocabulary and expressions you’ll need get an item of clothing altered to fit you more »

Duration: 00:24:51

Catch Word #189 – Go ape

Anger is a strong emotion, and in English we have some equally strong idioms you can use to talk about it! Join Andrew and Morag in this episode to learn some ways you can describe behaving angrily: to go ape and to chew someone out. Fun Facts The strangest things can make people angry. more »

Duration: 00:18:04

Simplified Speech #028 – Things we can’t leave home without

What are the items that you can’t leave home without? That’s the topic of conversation in this Simplified Speech episode. Join Andrew and Morag as they talk slowly and naturally about the items that are a big deal to leave behind. Fun Facts Did you know that the average person spends 153 days over more »

Duration: 00:14:45

Catch Word #188 – Thunderstruck

English has a lot of strange and amusing expressions! Join Andrew and Morag in today’s episode to learn how to use two colourful expressions related to being surprised: to be blindsided and to be thunderstruck. Don’t keep living under a rock; start listening and learn about these fun expressions today! Fun Facts If you more »

Duration: 00:15:55

Simplified Speech #027 – Advice

Giving and taking advice can be tricky. In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Morag share their thoughts on both giving and taking advice. Take our advice, and tune in right away! Fun Facts There’s a lot of great advice, or guidance or recommendations, out there. For instance, a great piece of advice about more »

Duration: 00:17:17

Real Talk #016 – Calling tech support

When you can’t get a computer or device to work it can be a real emergency! If you’re stuck trying to solve a tech problem, you might have to call tech support. This can be a difficult task, even in your native language. But don’t worry, because in this Real Talk episode Andrew and Morag more »

Duration: 00:26:32

Chatterbox #191 – Luck

Do you believe in luck, or do you believe that there is no such thing as luck? In this Chatterbox episode, Andrew and Suzanne talk all about luck, and explain some interesting and useful expressions related to luck. Don’t miss your chance to join them! Fun Facts The horseshoe is associated with good fortune more »

Duration: 00:22:24

Catch Word #187 – To make bank

In today’s episode, Andrew and Suzanne give detailed explanations of two expressions related to making lots of money: to make bank and to rake it in. Do you dream of making a lot of money through working hard, or would you rather just win the lottery? Either way, this is the episode for you! more »

Duration: 00:18:42

Simplified Speech #026 – Math

Love it or hate it, many people have a strong opinion about math. In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne share their memories of taking math in school. Join them and learn some interesting new terms and expressions! Fun Facts Because language is fluid, the meaning of words can change. For example, the word hundred, more »

Duration: 00:13:10

Chatterbox #CB190 – Lindsay Does Languages

In this very special Chatterbox episode, Andrew interviews Lindsay from Lindsay Does Languages. Join them as they talk all about using social media to learn English and share a lot of great tips and advice to inspire and help you! Fun Facts Lindsay Does Languages began in 2012 and has continued to grow from more »

Duration: 00:25:52

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. Fun Facts John Steinbeck, an American author, reportedly used 300 pencils while writing East of Eden, a famous novel published in 1952. Apparently, he was known to more »

Duration: 00:14:59

Real Talk #015 – Ordering a drink

Ordering drinks in a foreign country can sometimes be tricky. Don’t worry, because Andrew and Morag are here to help! Join them for this Real Talk episode as they explain some useful questions and phrases related to ordering drinks. Fun Facts Frederick the Great, King of Prussia from 1740 to 1786, enjoyed alcohol so more »

Duration: 00:25:02

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! Expressions included in the learning materials A close call To jump more »

Duration: 00:26:00

Catch Word #186 – I’m from the sticks

If you like the countryside, this episode is for you! In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Morag discuss two terms that you can use to refer to rural areas: the sticks and the boonies. Fun fact In Canada, an area is considered rural if it is inhabited by fewer than 1,000 people. In more »

Duration: 00:17:49

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