#187: 7 Ways Podcasts Transform Your English and Your Life

In this free audio lesson we will be talking about how podcasts can transform your English and your life. You will have a lot of fun listening to Ethan, Justin and Andrea talk about this interesting subject and improve your English vocabulary with great new words!


  • 7 Ways Podcasts Transform Your English and Your Life.

Words You’ll Learn:

  • To be a lazy ass: somebody who is very lazy and never does anything productive. 
  • To be a dumbass: somebody who is not intelligent or is acting like an idiot. 
  • Putting in your reps: to do different exercises in order to get better at something.
  • Topic: a subject that is discussed, written about or studied.
  • Pick up vocabulary: to learn new pieces of vocabulary.
  • Preaching to the choir: to speak as if to convince a person or group of something they already believe.
  • Convenient: something that fits in well with a person’s needs or plans.
  • Chores: a routine task.
  • Multitask: to deal with more than one task at the same time.
  • To kill two birds with one stone: to achieve to aims at once.
  • Look forward to something: to be excited about something that is going to happen.
  • Road rage: when you are driving and you get very angry.
  • To beep (UK) / To honk (USA) the horn: to make a short, loud sound with a vehicle.
  • Take it out on someone: when you express your frustration on one person.
  • Badass: used to describe something or someone that is awesome, with a slightly heroic and admirable connotation. 
  • Terrible ass: even more than badass.
  • Foundation: the basis on which something is grounded.
  • To get the gist of something: To understand the central, essential, or general matter of something.
  • To log hours doing (something): to write down how many hours you’ve done something for.
  • To mumble: to say something indistinctly and quietly, making it difficult for others to hear.
  • Connect the dots: to associate one idea with another, to find the “big picture.”
  • Pay off: if something you have done pays off, it is successful.
  • Fruit of your labor: the benefits of your hard work. 
  • A tipping point: the point at which a series of small changes or incidents becomes significant enough to cause a larger, more important change.
  • To turn (someone) on to (something): to cause someone to be interested in something.
  • Potential: to show the capacity to develop into something in the future.
  • Cult: a group of people defined by a religious devotion to something.
  • Synergy: a concept that states that the combined power of a group of things when they work together is be greater than the sum of the separate individual parts. 


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  • Isaac Analco says:

    Great topic, thanks for share this advice to keep practicing the language through the listening. I think it is a powerful tool to develop a good speaking and learn more vocabulary and live the language.

    Greetings from Mexico

  • MARCIO says:

    I’m a huge fan of Ethan’s work. It is an excellent way to learn English by listening to a good chat, in a pleasant way and a good type of subject. Sometimes, I just listen, and if I have time, I do all the exercises, and sometimes I even comment. but I keep track of your work.

  • Nancy says:

    Thanks guys you are so good, with you I can used to my ear to the English

  • Garcia Frichnes says:

    The very uplifting lesson sounds the journey of thousands mile begins with a single step. I did really appreciate it.
    Garcia Frichnes from Congo 🇨🇬

  • Savitha says:

    Thankyou guys you’re doing great job Thank’s for Sharing this its Really Helpful 🤗

    • Agnieszka Tkacz says:

      Thank you for such nice words!

  • Mangesh ohol says:

    You guys are the best…I think listening podcast not only important for improving English…it’s also improves your listening capabilities…lots of love from indian… ❤
    Keep it up

    • Agnieszka Tkacz says:

      Thank you for your support!

  • Mihad Bdreldeen says:

    Hi Ethan, as im auditory learner this is suitable for me thanx for ur advice u ar always wonderfull

  • Nana khakha says:

    Well done