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Learn Spanish in coffee-break lessons from the Radio Lingua Network. In each lesson we'll focus on the language you need to know and before long you'll be making yourself understood with native Spanish speakers. Season 1 lessons are for absolute beginners, and the courses increase in difficulty as the seasons progress. 386357 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
With Coffee Break Italian you can learn Italian where and when it suits you. In Season 1, you'll join teacher Mark, learner Katie and native speaker Francesca in our 15-minute lessons, and build your confidence in the language, learning Italian from scratch. Take your learning further with Season 2 in which Mark and Francesca are joined by learner Isla. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Learn French in coffee-break lessons from the Radio Lingua Network. In each lesson we'll focus on the language you need to know and before long you'll be making yourself understood with native French speakers. Season 1 lessons are for absolute beginners, and the courses increase in difficulty as the seasons progress. 386357 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Learn to speak Mandarin Chinese with teacher Crystal and learner Mark in regular lessons from the Radio Lingua Network. In each lesson we'll focus on the language you need to know to and before long you'll be making yourself understood with native Mandarin speakers. 386357 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Learn Swedish with teacher Hanna and her student Mark. Each lesson is like going for a coffee (or a fika!) with your friend who happens to speak Swedish and is helping you learn in a relaxed, enjoyable way. Coffee Break Swedish is not a simple series of "listen and repeat" audio programmes: in each lesson Hanna explains how the language works, helping Mark - and you - to manipulate the language and use it in practical situations. As a learner Mark asks questions, and makes mistakes, so throu ...
 
But Why is a show led by kids. They ask the questions and we find the answers. It’s a big interesting world out there. On But Why, we tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world. Know a kid with a question? Record it with a smartphone. Be sure to include your kid's first name, age, and town and send the recording to questions@butwhykids.org!
 
James has been summoned to Paris by his friend Max under mysterious circumstances. In this podcast series for advanced learners from Coffee Break French, you'll follow a trail of intrigue and discover that la vérité éclate toujours - that the truth will out! This podcast series features forty chapters and through the lessons, as an advanced learner, you will be able to build your vocabulary and put your comprehension skills to the test, while following an engaging story. La Vérité éclate tou ...
 
Take your Italian to the next level with Coffee Break Italian Advanced. Join native speaker Francesca and teacher Mark as they guide you through the intricacies of the language. This podcast is aimed at learners working at B1/B2 level and we'll be covering grammatical structures and topics appropriate to this level. In each episode Mark and Francesca will discuss a language point, and then you'll listen to a dialogue which features examples of the language point, helping you consolidate what ...
 
Take your German to the next level with Coffee Break German Advanced. Join native speaker Andrea and learner Mark as they guide you through the intricacies of the language. This podcast is aimed at learners working at B1/B2 level and we'll be covering grammatical structures and topics appropriate to this level. In each episode Mark and Andrea will discuss a language point, and then you'll listen to a dialogue which features examples of the language point, helping you consolidate what you've ...
 
Learn Czech in minutes! How would you like to be able to use the basics of Czech confidently and accurately? With One Minute Czech you can learn to do just that in short, easy-to-follow video lessons. You’ll learn just enough Czech to express yourself in a variety of situations, and the course is the perfect starting point to get a taste of this wonderful language.
 
Learn Icelandic in minutes! How would you like to be able to use the basics of Icelandic confidently and accurately? With One Minute Icelandic you can learn to do just that in short, easy-to-follow video lessons. You’ll learn just enough Icelandic to express yourself in a variety of situations, and the course is the perfect starting point to get a taste of this wonderful language.
 
Learn Slovak in minutes! How would you like to be able to use the basics of Slovak confidently and accurately? With One Minute Slovak you can learn to do just that in short, easy-to-follow video lessons. You’ll learn just enough Slovak to express yourself in a variety of situations, and the course is the perfect starting point to get a taste of this wonderful language.
 
Learn Hungarian in minutes! How would you like to be able to use the basics of Hungarian confidently and accurately? With One Minute Hungarian you can learn to do just that in short, easy-to-follow video lessons. You’ll learn just enough Hungarian to express yourself in a variety of situations, and the course is the perfect starting point to get a taste of this wonderful language.
 
Learn Latvian in minutes! How would you like to be able to use the basics of Latvian confidently and accurately? With One Minute Latvian you can learn to do just that in short, easy-to-follow video lessons. You’ll learn just enough Latvian to express yourself in a variety of situations, and the course is the perfect starting point to get a taste of this wonderful language.
 
Learn Spanish with Doorway to Mexico, a fun language learning podcast for intermediate and advanced Spanish students. In our first 22 episodes, we listened to native Mexican Spanish teacher Paulina and her real-life students as they traveled through Mexico exploring the country's rich language and diverse cultural history. Now they’re back together again, interacting in Spanish with friends, work colleagues and other native Spanish speakers in their own neighborhoods. Not just for tourists, ...
 
Your host, Alexander Beck, is a native German and English speaker who has taught German as a foreign language for over 23 years both in person and also online via Skype as a fully certified Microsoft Innovative Educator (Certified MIE / CMIE) and certified Microsoft Skype In The Classroom Expert. The Private German Lessons Podcast Series features real life, simple to understand, and relatively entertaining short stories that incorporate helpful loanwords, which make it easy to follow and lea ...
 
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Craig and Pilar were curious about what was going on with podcasting in Spain. So they've set up a podcast to give them an excuse to talk to podcasters in Spain. In the first part of the show, we interview podcasters in Spanish. During the second part, we talk in English about what we have learned. Craig y Pilar no tenían ni idea de qué estaba pasando en el mundo del podcasting en España. Así que han lanzado un podcast para entrevistar a podcasters en España. La primera parte de los episodio ...
 
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This lesson of Coffee Break Swedish is all about breakfast. We follow Mark and Catriona during their first morning at the hotel in Örebro and look at both familiar and new vocabulary. We also introduce some Swedish slang. Låt oss börja! Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Swedish on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and re…
 
Welcome back to our crime drama series for advanced learners of French! Put your listening comprehension skills to the test with this fast-moving, action-packed chapter in which we join Roger, James and Guillaume in the car that they are test driving. Some interesting expressions to listen out for along the way include: hors de ses gonds and perdre…
 
What causes wind? How is wind created? Why does the wind blow in different ways? How does the wind start blowing and what makes it stop? Why is it windy by the ocean? Why does it get windy when the weather is changing? How is it you can you feel and hear the wind but not see it? Why is the wind sometimes strong and sometimes cold? Answers to all of…
 
Welcome back to Coffee Break German Season 3! Join Mark and Andrea in Lesson 6 as they introduce the genitive case which conveys belonging and possession. In our story this week, we follow flatmates Jana and Karin as they tidy their apartment and discuss whose belongings are lying around! Listen out for examples of the genitive throughout the dialo…
 
We're back with a brand new Coffee Break Italian lesson! Join Mark and Francesca as they continue discussing the topic of adjectives. While the focus of Lesson 5 was on comparative adjectives, this time we are learning about superlative adjectives, both in their relative and absolute forms. We also hear a dialogue between two friends which features…
 
Relicans host, Ben Greenberg, talks to Developer Evangelist, Lorna Mitchell, about developer burnout, writing technical documentation, and open-source culture and what it can bring into our working cultures and docs portals. Should you find a burning need to share your thoughts or rants about the show, please spray them at devrel@newrelic.com. Whil…
 
Relicans host, Ali Diamond, talks to Staff Developer Advocate at PlanetScale, James Q. Quick, about recently hitting 100,000 subscribers on YouTube, creating edgier videos that provide value but still get people's attention, and how he repurposes content by pointing people back to it in the newer videos he makes. Should you find a burning need to s…
 
We asked our listeners: if you could invent anything what would it be? And we got so many fantastic ideas from kids all over the world: a solar cooler, a chimney that changes carbon dioxide to oxygen, a slide that gives you an ice cream cone at the bottom, and more. Some kids would like to invent robots that do their chores, flying cars, teleportin…
 
Relicans host, Aaron Bassett, talks to Alex Lakatos about creating a developer relations culture instead of creating a team, Grant for the Web: a fund to boost open, fair, and inclusive standards and innovation in Web Monetization, and being 1/2 of the Developer Avocados Weekly Newsletter and working in DevRel in general! Should you find a burning …
 
Relicans host, Lauren Lee, talks to Front-End Architect at Temporal, Steve Kinney, about being drawn toward front-end engineering and blending the two worlds of teaching and tech. Should you find a burning need to share your thoughts or rants about the show, please spray them at devrel@newrelic.com. While you're going to all the trouble of shipping…
 
This lesson is all about checking into a hotel! We follow Mark and his wife Catriona on their travels in Sweden and encounter some familiar phrases and some completely new ones. Strap yourself in and get ready for some more conversations with native speakers. Låt oss börja! Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Swedish on Facebook where we post langu…
 
It's time for Chapter 33 of La Vérité éclate toujours! In this instalment we hear the next stage of James and Guillaume's Plan B which doesn’t unfold as smoothly as they’d hoped. Listen out for some nice expressions at the very beginning of the chapter: la goutte d’eau qui fait déborder le vase and la coupe est pleine. There's also an online course…
 
Why do seasons change? Why does it get darker earlier in the winter and why is there more daylight in the summer? Why are some seasons warm and some are cold and icy? Why do some places not have seasonal changes at all? We’re learning about solstices, equinoxes and seasons in this episode of But Why. Our guide is John O’Meara, Chief Scientist at Ha…
 
Following on from the previous lesson of Coffee Break German Season 3, Mark and Andrea continue to look at the imperfect tense, this time, focusing on irregular verbs. The imperfect tense is used when writing or telling a story in the past so we take a look at a letter where we see many irregular imperfect verbs in context. We also hear some intere…
 
The latest lesson from Coffee Break Italian Season 3 is all about comparative adjectives. Join Mark and Francesca to learn about regular and irregular comparatives and the use of che and di when introducing comparisons. We also hear some useful phrases including all’ultimo minuto and spendere un occhio della testa. If you'd like to take advantage o…
 
Relicans host, Aaron Bassett interviews Dave Bock about being a developer who made the jump into engineering management fairly quickly, running a non-profit for K-12 computer science education students, and his belief that as you rise in your career, it's often not about having deeper and deeper skills. At some point, it's about having wider skills…
 
Relicans host, Lauren Lee, talks to Senior Principal Engineer at Twilio, Scott Haines, about having a passion for distributed systems and event-based architectures, being a Databricks Beacon, and playing a critical role in establishing best practices for other emerging insights and analytics products in technology. Should you find a burning need to…
 
Welcome to the latest instalment of La Vérité éclate toujours ! In this dialogue chapter, we hear Roger's voice for the first time during a conversation with James and Guillaume. Listen carefully for the following colloquial expressions: en prendre plein les mirettes and travailler pour des clopinettes as well as some useful idiomatic expressions. …
 
In this lesson of Coffee Break Swedish we continue our adventures in Sweden and Mark is challenged to find out how to travel from the airport to Örebro. We hear a conversation between him and the person at the information desk while introducing some new vocabulary and constructions. Låt oss börja! Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Swedish on Face…
 
How are babies made? We speak with Cory Silverberg, author of What Makes A Baby, for answers to questions about how we all come into the world. This is a conversation that welcomes all kinds of families as we answer questions about why babies don't hatch out of eggs, why boys have nipples, why girls have babies but boys don't and why some people lo…
 
Lesson 4 of Coffee Break German Season 3 is all about the imperfect tense. Mark and Andrea focus on the conjugation of regular verbs and then listen to a diary entry where we hear examples of the tense in context. If you'd like to take advantage of bonus materials, lesson notes and a translation challenge, you can access the full Coffee Break Germa…
 
Relicans host, Kirk Haines, talks to Software Development Consultant, Dave Aronson about quality software and how you assess quality in software and his ACRUMEN conference talk, which stands for: stands for the idea that software should be Appropriate, Correct, Robust, Usable, Maintainable, and Efficient. (The N stands for Nothing. He just tucked t…
 
Mark and Francesca are talking about the futuro anteriore (future perfect) in Lesson 4 from Coffee Break Italian Season 3. We also revise all of the adjectives covered in the season so far and hear a dialogue following on from what we heard in Lesson 3. If you'd like to take advantage of bonus materials, lesson notes and a translation challenge, yo…
 
Relicans host, Ali Diamond talks to Developer Advocate at Camunda, Josh Wulf, about becoming a self-taught programmer at the age of nine, accidentally finding himself in a mentoring position teaching kids how to program in Minecraft, and then creating Magikcraft, which allows people to write JavaScript code in your browser and then run the code on …
 
We are back after a short break and over the course of the next ten lessons we will be taking our Swedish to the next level and really putting what we have learned into practice. We will follow Mark and his wife Catriona as they take a virtual trip to Sweden, allowing Mark to put his Swedish skills to the test in conversations with native speakers.…
 
Welcome to the first chapter of the fourth and final part of La Vérité éclate toujours, our crime drama series for advanced French learners. In this episode, James and Guillaume attend their meeting with Roger Martin who is as unpleasant and rude as they expected, but James manages to stay in the character of David Munro and play along. Throughout …
 
Why is the Burj Khalifa so tall? That’s what 5-year-old Simon wants to know. The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world and it’s located in Dubai. 6-year-old Isabel, who lives in Dubai, visited the tower and gives us the bird’s eye view in this episode! Plus, Janny Gédéon, architecture educator and founder of ArchForKids answers lots mor…
 
In Lesson 3 from Coffee Break German Season 3, Mark and Andrea discuss the use of pronouns welche and diese before listening to a dialogue in which a tour guide shows a group of tourists around the city of Zurich. Be sure to take note of the use of the pronouns welche/welcher/welches and diese/dieser/dieses throughout the conversation. If you'd lik…
 
Join hosts Mark and Francesca in Lesson 3 of Coffee Break Italian Season 3 as they discuss the simple future. We talk about the structure of the tense and how it is formed and used in Italian. We also hear a dialogue between a father and daughter who are discussing aspects about their lives in the near future. Be sure to listen carefully for severa…
 
Director of Developer Relations at New Relic, Jonan Scheffler, talks to Principal Software Engineer, Rein Henrichs, about working in Ruby and pivoting to Haskell, preferring functional programming and transitioning to Rust, and gives some awesome resources and recommendations if you might be into the same sort of thing along your own way. Should yo…
 
Squirrels are everywhere. Three hundred or so species of these often adorable rodents live on every continent except Antarctica. No matter where you live, city or country you’re bound to have squirrels nearby. How much do you know about our bushy-tailed neighbors? How fast do squirrels and chipmunks run? Why do squirrels have big bushy tails? Do sq…
 
In this second episode from Season 3 of Coffee Break German, Mark and Andrea review the rules for the articles der, die and das. We also hear a dialogue between Gundula and Karl as they discuss an art exhibition before going on to have drink at a local Kneipe. If you'd like to take advantage of bonus materials, lesson notes and a translation challe…
 
Welcome to another episode from Season 3 of Coffee Break Italian! This time, Mark and Francesca discuss direct object pronouns with compound tenses and the use of agreements with the past participle. We also hear a dialogue in which three friends, Mirko, Diego, and Daniela discuss the details of a party they are organising. If you'd like to take ad…
 
Relicans host Kirk Haines talks to Custom Ink’s, Chris Mar about building an architecture practice, having a responsibility to give back to the engineers that are beginning in their careers and helping them grow in leadership roles, and why as a leader, it is imperative that you model positive behavior. Chris and Kirk even dive into a little crypto…
 
The FDA recently gave emergency use authorization to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for kids age 5 to 11. With all the news and conversation about this development, kids are curious to know more about the Covid vaccine--and vaccines in general! So in this episode we answer questions from kids and parents, including: Why does it have to be a shot? How …
 
We're back! We're delighted to announce that, starting today, the 22nd October 2021, Coffee Break German Season 3 is available. In this series you'll take your German to the next level, accompanied by your friendly teachers and hosts, Andrea and Mark. In each episode you'll learn about a language point and listen to Andrea and Mark explaining the a…
 
In this first episode of Coffee Break GermanSeason 3, Andrea and Mark review the German Perfect Tense. We’ll take a look back at how the Perfect Tense is formed, and then we’ll find out how some irregular verbs are conjugated in the tense. To put this grammar point into practice, we also listen to a dialogue in German between Chris and Sabine, who …
 
Siamo tornati! We're delighted to announce that, starting today, the 21st October 2021, Coffee Break Italian Season 3 is available. In this series you'll take your Italian to the next level, accompanied by your friendly teachers and hosts, Francesca and Mark. In each episode you'll learn about a language point and listen to Francesca and Mark expla…
 
In this first episode of Coffee Break Italian Season 3, Francesca and Mark explain how Direct Object Pronouns work with simple verbs in the present tense. You'll hear an explanation of the grammar point, then listen to a dialogue in which John, a Scottish student of Italian, is in Siena to improve his language skills. He has a chat with his teacher…
 
In Chapter 30 of La Vérité éclate toujours, James draws up a “Plan B” and Guillaume, Claire and Yvette all listen carefully as he talks them through it. The next day, James and Guillaume set off for their meeting with Roger Martin and realise there’s no turning back now. Join Mark and Pierre-Benoît as they talk through lots of subjunctive triggers …
 
Why do apples have stems? Why do fruits start out as flowers? How did the first apple grow when no one was there to plant its seed? Why can you make a seedless grape and not a seedless apple? Why are apples so juicy? How is apple juice made? Why are apples hard and pears soft? In this episode we take a field trip to Champlain Orchards in Shoreham, …
 
Relicans host Ali Diamond talks to Senior Developer at Kyruus, Autumn Crossan, about encouraging and helping developers to get started and achieve their full potential by enabling them to do cool stuff they want to do, making business's workforce work better, and doing code reviews + giving helpful feedback. Should you find a burning need to share …
 
Relicans host Aaron Bassett talks to Technical Community Builder with Camunda, Kiran Oliver, about giving The Diana Initiative keynote this year on how to pick yourself up when you've been down. They also talk about how to get started contributing to Kubernetes, being neurodivergent, and making webcomics and candlesticks with their wife! Should you…
 
In Chapter 29 of La Vérité éclate toujours, James and Guillaume return from their meeting at Martin Industries before receiving an invitation to meet Roger Martin himself. Join Mark and Pierre-Benoît in this dialogue chapter where we come across lots of colloquial words and expressions including griller quelqu’un and se gausser. There's also an onl…
 
We’re exploring a part of the world that not much is known about—in fact, you could be one of the people who help us understand and learn more about this very important, and very large, part of our earth. The land underneath the ocean is as varied and interesting as the terrain up on dry land—with mountains and canyons, plains and forests. (That’s …
 
Relicans Director of DevRel, Jonan Scheffler talks to to Software Engineer and Serial Entrepreneur William Shepherd about how he’s loving life working in DevRel for OneSignal, his love of Typescript, how learning design patterns is integral as a dev, and his piece of advice to others? Don't focus on trends. You don’t need to know everything. Should…
 
Relicans host, Aaron Bassett talks to Developer Advocate at Cloud Foundry Foundation, Ram Iyengar, about Buildpacks, which transform your application source code into images that can run on any cloud. The Paketo project provides production-ready buildpacks for the most popular languages and frameworks. Should you find a burning need to share your t…
 
In the latest instalment of La Vérité éclate toujours, our crime drama series for advanced French learners, James and Guillaume get back into the characters of Managing Director and Finance Director of Munro Mining, and attend a meeting with Martin Industries’ legal team. By the time they leave, they are one step closer to meeting Roger Martin hims…
 
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