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Join Oscar-nominated filmmaker David O. Russell ("The Fighter") as he discusses "Silver Linings Playbook," his new film about a man who has lost everything after a stint in a mental institution. Written and directed by Russell, the film tells the story of Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) who moves back in with his parents (Jacki Weaver, Robert DeNiro), determined to rebuild his life and reunite with his ex-wife. When Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her ...
 
Join actor Julia Stiles as she discusses her new film, "It’s a Disaster." The dark comedy begins with eight friends at their monthly couples brunch, but what starts as an impromptu airing of domestic grievances takes a sudden, catastrophic turn when the city falls victim to a mysterious attack. Trapped in the house and unsure of their fates, these seemingly normal people become increasingly unhinged—with hilarious, surprising, and revealing results.
 
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Do you wonder if your connection to the Other Side is real? Today you'll learn just how real that connection is from those who have died and returned to tell about it. Those who have had a Near Death Experience are forever changed. Today you'll learn the story of Mona, Brenda and Julie's mutual friend and how her NDE impacted them all. You'll hear …
 
On this episode of Quantum Week, it’s movie “Pirates Of The Caribbean; The Curse Of The Black Pearl”, and song “Crazy In Love”. An absolute banger of a track makes up for this snooze-fest movie. Does it have redeeming qualities? Is Depp overrated? Can Chris get through a show without calling people stupid? Sponsored by Podcorn: www.podcorn.com…
 
Aloha everyone! Back in 2005, I got my first inspiration for starting a podcast by discovering university audio lectures online. Shortly after that, my hometown sports radio station started releasing their daily broadcasts that the public could download. These were among the first “Podcasts” to be made. In 2008, I recorded the intro to my first pod…
 
What exactly is a portal and should you be wary of them? Today we discuss portals and poltergeists—how to detect them, how to close them, and why they aren't quite as scary as they sound. Julie shares her Ghost Photography origin story, which all began with a portal and a cacophony of birds, but is nothing like a Disney tale. Brenda discusses the p…
 
On the 12th episode of Speaking Skills, we learn how to master this skill: Expressing Future Plans Has any of your English-speaking friends asked you, “What are you doing this weekend?” Or, “What are your plans for the holidays?” In this episode, we learn how to express your future plans for certain plans, probable plans and unsure plans. Here is a…
 
What is the Hero's Journey? The Hero's Journey is a book (Joseph Campbell), and the foundation of all storytelling. Every moment is a journey—yours, ours, and, in the stories we read and love. Good books require you to ask: Where am I now, and who will I be going forward? In short, they change you, make you think, and push you into viewing the worl…
 
On the 1st episode of Student Success Stories, we talk to Saki, a student from Japan! Like most students in Japan, Saki started learning English in junior high school but still couldn’t speak well after graduating. It wasn’t until she had a shocking experience during her homestay in Australia when she realized she needed to become a better speaker …
 
You may be wondering.... Is it possible to be living your very first lifetime—right now? (And are there bonus points for choosing to live during a pandemic?!?) How can you best cope with a loved one's dementia (or other long-term dis-ease), honoring their spirit both now and after they pass? Is it possible to piss your Spirit Guides off? (hint: tha…
 
On the 21st episode of Your Question, we handle the following question: Q: How can I introduce myself to a group formally? Here are my thoughts and suggestions: First, you need to consider the situation and the length your introduction needs to be. If it’s going to be a longer speech, I’d split it up into 3 parts, just like our presentation structu…
 
Your unlimited power to create is Real! Today we learn the origin of the term Manifesting and how it both differs and relates to the Law of Attraction. We'll discuss the people, books and movement that have recently brought this ancient practice to the forefront of our modern spiritual dialogue. We'll also dive into the work needed to align your fr…
 
On the 34th episode of the Pronunciation Point, we look at the following topic: SHOP vs. CHOP The difference in these two sounds can be a challenge for some speakers. Al explains the differences and gives a few example sentences in Pronunciation Point 34! Download Video (65MB) ***Right Click->Save Link As Get ALsensei’s 25 HOT IDIOMS for 2020 (Free…
 
What are Retrogrades and how do they impact you? Retrograde is Astrological lingo for "planets that appear to be moving backward." That's right, they're not actually spinning out of control... they just look (and feel) like it. There's your first lesson. ;) From Teacher Jupiter to the Infamous Mercury and (almost) every other planet in between, eac…
 
On the 14th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post: 3 Things I Learned from “The King’s Speech” When I watch movies and documentaries, I try to find lessons that are helpful for daily life. “The King’s Speech” is an Academy Award winning movie from 2011 and has some very valuable lessons. Learn 3 important tips to help with yo…
 
There are moments in time that define who you are, and periods in life that push you to consider who you want to become. Without contrast, it's hard to see a clear picture. The contrast of current times to where we were collectively just a year ago, can guide your energy and help you focus. You may be feeling this shift toward knowing more about th…
 
On the 11th episode of Speaking Skills, we learn how to master this skill: Inviting Have you ever wanted to ask someone to join you for a cup of coffee? Or maybe go to a movie? Or come to your birthday party? In this episode, we learn how to invite others, both casually and politely. Here are some basic expressions to INVITE casually: Do you want t…
 
Do you believe in Spirit Guides? And if so, have you wondered why they exist and how you can connect with them? Your Spirit Guides are as real as rain. And just like rain, they exist to shower you with love and healing so that you can blossom and grow. Your Spirit Guides come into this world with you the day you are born, and guide you along your E…
 
On the 36th episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we talk about the following topic: How to Speak English with Confidence In this core episode, I outline my 3-step process to achieving communication success. Within this process, I give 2 very clear Action Steps that all students can start using today! Don’t let another day go by without using this tr…
 
Do you feel like you are in a state of suspended animation and wondering how in the world you're going to survive these times? At best, your way of life is currently paused. Nothing quite feels normal, and this limbo state creates friction in your daily life. How can you access the spiritual side of surrender? How can you find ways to attain joy an…
 
On the 9th episode of the Teacher Interview, we talk to Takao Kasumi, co-author of “Friends Season 5 Book: English and Culture Learning Guide.” Takao grew up in Australia and America and currently teaches in Japan. Recently, he wrote the Friends book with two other co-workers in order to help students have fun while learning English! Throughout the…
 
Have you ever wondered if your soul can get stuck between the Earth and Spiritual plane? Have you struggled to find balance between your spiritual life and your scientific mind? And during these days of the global pandemic, have you stopped and thought: Did I really sign up for this??? Welcome back to another episode of Insider's Insights! Today we…
 
On the 20th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question: Q: What books do you recommend for intermediate students? Here are my thoughts and suggestions: Most importantly, choose topics that are interesting for you! This will help you learn faster and faster. Here are 3 fiction books and 3 non-fiction books that I recommend: Fiction: …
 
Are you able to fully trust your Intuition? Here in Earth School, outside distractions often cloud your inner guidance. In times of reflection, your gut instincts are usually revealed to be true. Still, it can be hard to follow the whispers and shouts the Other Side wants you to hear. When you learn to trust yourself, you begin to live the life you…
 
On the 33rd episode of the Pronunciation Point, we look at the following topic: THEY ARE vs. THERE ARE The pronunciation difference between these two phrases is very slight. However, their meanings are quite different. Al explains the differences and gives a few example sentences in Pronunciation Point 33! Download Video (85MB) ***Right Click->Save…
 
On the 1st episode of Movie Reviews, ALsensei gives his thoughts on the following movie: “The Social Network” During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of you have some extra time on your hands. Why not catch up on watching some movies? As you listen, keep these 3 points in mind: 1. Try to understand (comprehend) the overall meaning of the review. 2. Lear…
 
In Part 3 of the brand new Fluency Series of the English 2.0 Podcast, we talk about the following topic in English: How to Overcome the 3 Hurdles to Fluency and Take Action! I recently asked my students what their #1 challenge was in their English learning and overwhelmingly the response was that they were having trouble with fluency. In the third …
 
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