Zdenek’s English Podcast
Episode 255 - A Friendly Chat with Salem, Rubick and Rami

Episode 255 - A Friendly Chat with Salem, Rubick and Rami

April 13, 2019

This episode was supposed to be published for patrons only, but I changed my mind about it because it is too funny and cool to have only a few people listen to it. 

Why was Rubick almost arrested in his week in the Czech Republic? What is Salem's superpower? How did Rami lose 40 kilos in 2 years? What do the guys think of each another? Which one of them has anger issues? Which one is a history freak? Listen to this episode to out. 

Episode 254 - A Conversation about the Middle East

Episode 254 - A Conversation about the Middle East

April 6, 2019

In this episode I talk to my students Rubick from Lebanon and Salem from Syria about the Middle East.  We talk about this world region and its specific problems. 

Episode 253 - Catching up with Kay on St. Patrick’s Day

Episode 253 - Catching up with Kay on St. Patrick’s Day

April 3, 2019

In this episode I catch up with my Irish friend Kay who lived in the Czech Republic last year and is now working at a university in Manchester.

As it was recorded on St. Patrick's Day, we naturally talk about this world-famous Irish tradition. We also touch upon accents, Czech Easter, Kay's job, and her future plans. 

Episode 252 - Bowling with Honza

Episode 252 - Bowling with Honza

March 26, 2019

In this episode I talk to my advanced student Honza about bowling. He is a bowler and he knows everything you need to know. Prepare for a lot of vocabulary related to this sport. 

Episode 251 - Flashcards Vocab vol.8

Episode 251 - Flashcards Vocab vol.8

March 17, 2019

This is another episode from the series of "Flashcards Vocab". In this particular one I use a lot of examples from British politics, but I also talk about terrorism, and football. 

Episode 250 - Ten Messages from Listeners

Episode 250 - Ten Messages from Listeners

March 10, 2019

In this episode, I read out and respond to ten messages/emails I have recieved in the last few months. Most of them praise my work I do with this podcast, some of them are a reaction to my appearance on Luke's English Podcast, some offer a unique insight into my listeners' lifes and ambitions which are often highly relatable to me personally, and there is even an email which helps me identify my own inadequacies. 

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Episode 249 - Binominal Phrases

Episode 249 - Binominal Phrases

February 18, 2019

In this episode, I talk to my Claire. This is a light-hearted chat, but make no mistake, it also has a very thoughful educational motive.

Essentially, I and Claire teach you selected binominal phrases such as little by little, ups and downs, by and large, and many more.  

The quality of the recording is not ideal since it was recorded in a café and naturally the recorder picked up a lot of background noice, but it is audible, neverthless.

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Episode 248 - Glottal Stop

Episode 248 - Glottal Stop

February 9, 2019

    In this episode I take a light-hearted approach to teach a pronunciation phenomenon called glottal stop /ʔ/- a sound that is often used in spoken English to replace sound /t/. 

   Phonetics and this sound in particular is something I have been interested in for a while and I am delighted to talk about it here on ZEP. 

I will present to you a lot of examples of words (and sometimes not just words) where this sound appears in English language and also as a bonus I will do some tongue twisters.

Episode 247 - A Chat with Dustin from Board Gaming with Education Podcast

Episode 247 - A Chat with Dustin from Board Gaming with Education Podcast

January 30, 2019

    It's been a while since I had another podcaster on my podcast. So I was very pleased when Dustin from Board Gaming with English (now renamed into Board Gaming with Education) agreed to come on to ZEP.

Dustin is an English teacher from Nebraska in the U.S. who is currently working at a university in Taipei (Taiwan). 

This is a no nonsense episode in which you can naturally hear us talk about our favourite board games we use in an English class, such as Codenames, Werewolf, Trapwords, Pandemic. We try to justify the approach of teaching English through board games and explain why we think it has such a great appeal. 

Dustin tells us about his podcast, what kind of episodes his listeners can enjoy, and how he got the idea of starting it. 

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Episode 246 - Petr Cech

Episode 246 - Petr Cech

January 22, 2019

This time I talk to my English friend Marvin about Petr Cech, a Chelsea (and Czech) legend and currently an Arsenal player, who has recently announced his retirement from the world of football. After the interview, there is also a short language analysis.