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We believe that listening to podcasts is a fun, natural and convenient way to learn English!

RealLife English ESL Podcasts are dedicated to helping your listening skills and teaching you new and cool expressions that will guide you to English fluency and immerse you with native conversation.

These podcasts are unscripted and edited as little as possible so you can learn how English is spoken in real life.  New podcast every Thursday!

#138- How to Tip Your Waiter & Get Better Service in English

#137- Going to the Doctor in English

#136- What’s up Homie? (23 Home Expressions)

#135- Abbreviations in Australian English

#134- Relationship Idioms From Friends TV Series

# 133- Ethan Travels to Asia and Plays with Kittens

#132- Boost Your Confidence (with Emma from mmm English)

#131- The Artificial Intelligence Revolution

#130- Revolutionize Your Pronunciation (with Rachel’s English)

#129 – RealLife Christmas Special

#128 – How to Do Anything Better

#127 – How to Be More Outgoing in English

#126 – Facebook & American Politics

#125 – Love, Sickness, and Halloween

#124 – Cooking with the RealLife Guys

#123 – Build a Business with Startup English

#122 – Business English with a Twist

#121 – Enlighten Your English with Meditation

#120 – English in Japan with Drew Badger

#119 – 16 Ways to Say Beautiful in English

#118 – How the best teachers motivate students (Fluency MC)

#117 – What the best English learners do differently

#116 – 5 Reasons Why 90% Of All English Learners fail

#115 – A New World of Education

#114 – Are you ready for global English?

#113 – Business jargon and expressions

#112 – All star tips from a model English learner

#111 – It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… English Fluency!

#110 – Become a More Natural English Speaker

#109 – Practice Your Speaking, AND Make Friends Around the World

#108 – English Slogans

#107 – How to Pass the IELTS Speaking Exam

#106 – Finding Your Passion Through English

#105 – Fluency Tips for a Self Taught English Learner

#104 – Rap Your Way to English Fluency (with Fluency MC)

#103 – Homosexuality, Fashion, and Women’s Clothes

#102 – Popular TV Catchphrases

#101 – Can drinking Alcohol Be GOOD For Your English?

#100 – The Fascinating Story of RealLife English

#99 – LOL: Make People Laugh in English

#98 – Think your English is Good? Try Australian English

#97 – Sports Idioms for Your Life

#96 – Kickass Habits and British Accents

#95 – The Power of Knowing WHY You’re Learning

#94 – American Sports Metaphors

#93 – Wordplay with Names and The Big Bang Theory

#92 – How to Learn English Without Classes

#91 – How to Think Like a Fluent English Speaker

#90 – Maximize your Fluency with Power Idioms

#89- Max’s Journey of Determination

#88 – West African English, Football, and Azonto Dancing 

#87- Fluency Interview and the Schwa Sound

#86- New York English & The Qu’ran

#85- Breaking the Law

#84- How to Revolutionize Your English with Podcasts

#83- The Power of Body Language

#82 – Public Speaking and Presentations

#81 – Happy Holidays 

#80 – Success in the City

#79 – How to Be Tough in English

#78 – How to get a haircut in English

#77 – The Big Move

#76 – How to Not Offend People in English

#75 – Bodily Functions & Sounds

#74 – Aussie English

#73 – How to Be Successful at Anything: Start with Why

#72 – Extreme Emotions: From Sad to Happy

#71 – Proverbs and Disney Characters Gone Wild

#70 – It’s Cool to Be Kind

#69 – Transportation, Travel, and Phrasal Verbs

#68 – Truth, Dishonesty, and the Ice-Bucket Challenge

#67 – Accidents, Knifes, and Nails

#66 – Hospitals, Sickness, and Getting Pissed

#65 – Working Out with Phrasal Verbs and the Beatles

#64 – How to Express Anger: Pet Peeves, Road Rage, and Rednecks

#63- How to Make English a Part of Your Life 

#62 – Bad Words Out on the Town

#61 – Shopping in a Nutshell

#60 – Music to Your Ears (How to Learn English with Music)

#59 – World Cup, Football Fever, and Brazil

#58 – Marriage Advice, Travel Accommodation, and the expression “just saying”

#57 – Hero Cats, Digital Learning, World Cup in Brazil

#56 – Mother’s Day Special (Yo Mama Jokes!)

#55 – Let’s Talk Romance

#54 – Embarrassing Moments

#53 – Easter and Spring Break Special

#52 – Learning English with TV Shows

#51 – The Power of Slang Expressions

#50 – Things Not to Do When Speaking English

#49 – Sports

#48 – The Hero’s Journey

#47 – Travel Tips

#46 – Talking about HABITS

#45 – NEW YEAR SPECIAL – Talking about New Year’s Resolutions

#44- SPECIAL CHRISTMAS Episode (with Special Guest, Brazilian Gringo)

#43- Expressions Involving COURAGE

#42- Expressions Involving HARD WORK (Chad & Justin)

#41 – Expressions Involving FIRE (Chad & Ethan)

#40 – Trevor’s Last Podcast—5 WAYS TO SAY GOODBYE

#39 – How English Can Make You a WORLD CITIZEN

#38 – Expressions related to HALLOWEEN

#37 — Expressions related to DATING: Plus the difference between dating and seeing each other and 1 minute videos

#36 — Expressions related to THE HOUSE: Plus how to correctly respond to the question WHAT’S UP?

#35 — Expressions related to TRAVELPlus learning English with Tripppin.

#34—GANGSTER Expressions

#33—Expressions related to PEOPLE’S CHARACTERISTICS: Plus Chuck Norris facts and tips for learning with online games

#32—Expressions related to START THE RLE PARTY: Plus a great windows app for English learners and a Steve Jobs quote

#31—Expressions related to PEOPLE’S NAMES: plus the difference between “that” and “which” and 7 ways to conquer your fear of speaking English and communicate with courage.

#30—Expressions with FOOD: plus how to use “either or” / “neither nor”.

#29—Expressions related to NUMBERSplus confusions on using the word “come” when you would think “go” would be appropriate, e.g. “I’ll come with you.”

#28—Expressions related to WEAPONS: plus why do I see “yet” used as “but”? and an awesome NPR extension for learning real life English.

#27—Expressions related to CLOTHES: plus the difference between “fast” “quick” and “rapid”?

#26—Expressions related to ANGER: plus an awesome way to learn English and help the world

#25—Expressions related to CHAD’S FIRED: plus how to use the word GET, and using prepositions of movement and location

#24—Expressions related to JURASSIC 5 SONGS: plus the best resource for learning IN,ON, AT

#23—Expressions related to ANNOYANCE: plus the difference between “a few” and “a little” and the how to get the most out of this podcast.

#22—Expressions involving ELEMENTS: plus the difference between “may” and “might” and one of the best resources for getting cheap stuff in the USA.

#21—Expressions related to RESISTANCE: plus the difference between “bring” and “take” and a fun way to learn grammar online.

#20—Expressions involving RELATIONSHIPS: plus the difference between “advise” and “advice” and the best way to learn new vocabulary.

#19—Expressions with MOVEMENT: plus the difference between, road, avenue, street etc, and much more.

#18—Expressions with KEEP: plus the difference between “fault” and “mistake,” and a tip on how to learn all the irregular verbs.

#17—Expressions related to WEATHER: plus the difference between “Aww yeah!!” and “Oh yeah!!” and more.

#16—Expressions related to KARMA: plus the difference between been and gone.

#15—Expressions related to LUCK: plus the difference between pain, sore, ache and hurt.

#14—Expressions related to DISTRESS: plus the difference between “would” and “will.”

#13—Expressions related to HAPPINESS: plus an amazing resource for learning real life English.

#12—Expressions with LIFE: plus what “shawty” means and a fun website to improve your English pronunciation with music.

#11—Expressions with SLEEP: plus tips on how to help pronunciation and how to meet people, practice English and travel around world with COUCHSURFING.

#10—Expressions with TIME: plus the difference between “into” and “onto,” how to use “ain’t” and how to find an English exchange partner from anywhere in the world.

#9–Expressions with WATER: plus how to use “any” and “some,” an awesome tip for learning with music, new vocabulary and some jokes!

#8–Expressions with HANG: plus we explained “wake up” and ” get up” cool tips and new vocabulary.

#7—Expressions with BODY PARTS: plus the difference between “shall” and “will,” cool tips and new vocabulary.

#6—Expressions related to PARTYING; plus the difference between “other” and “another,” an effective new way to improve vocabulary, and a common cultural joke.

#5— Expressions using WORK: plus the difference between “only” and “just” and the best slang dictionary.

#4—Expressions using ANIMALS: plus the difference between “wish” and “hope,” and a little insight to life at the Real Life English House.

#3—Expressions using the word EAT

#2—Expressions using the word BREAK

#1—Expressions using the word TURN


  1. Adir Ferreira on January 26, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Great podcasts, guys! Chad Fishwick Trevor ? Pirtle ?!

  2. Davi Rust Ribeiro on January 26, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    congrats people, good job!

  3. Rodolfo Goncalves on January 27, 2013 at 1:10 am

    Hey guys, you should put your podcasts on iTunes!

  4. Felipe Lopes on January 28, 2013 at 1:19 am

    Thanks guys, your podcasts are awesome.

  5. Mário Rodrigo on February 3, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    How can I download the podcasts to my PC?

    • Chad Fishwick on February 5, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      Hey Mario! To download the podcast just click on the arrow next to the audio player.

    • Mário Rodrigo on February 5, 2013 at 9:57 pm

      Chad Fishwick Thanks! I get it. I don't know why I was failing the first time.

  6. Melquias Andrade on February 3, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Very good job guys. )) If you are talking about açaí, well I live in Belém. We can be good friends. ))

    • Chad Fishwick on February 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm

      Wow Belem! I still haven't been there but I heard the acai there is amazing! One day I hope to try it.

  7. Jedy Alfanzo on February 4, 2013 at 3:29 am

    how to download it?

    • Mário Rodrigo on February 5, 2013 at 9:58 pm

      To download the podcast just click on the arrow next to the audio player.

      • Trevor on February 5, 2013 at 8:04 pm

        Hey Mario, we updated the plugin and now it’s much simpler to download. :^)

  8. Trevor on February 4, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Hey guys, thanks for all your comments. :^) I’ve just uploaded the page with downloading instructions.

  9. Trevor on February 4, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Melquias, if I’m ever in Belém, I’ll message you to get an açaí together. ^_^

  10. Déborah Souza on February 4, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Hey guys, I'm really enjoying these podcasts. Keep it going! 🙂

    • Escravo Roger RF on February 4, 2013 at 12:45 pm

      Does it work?

    • Déborah Souza on February 4, 2013 at 12:51 pm

      Yeah, for me is really helpful. They make kind of a summary of weekly expressions that they post on facebook page.

    • Chad Fishwick on February 5, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      Déborah Souza Thanks Deborah! I'm glad we're helping. If you have any cool subjects you'd like to hear about please let us know!

  11. Vera Lucia de Abreu on February 5, 2013 at 12:21 pm


  12. Walido Doué Wali on February 15, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    hey guys I'm in love with you lol without being gay hein :p! I'm an english teacher from Algeria and I really like your website and the topics as I'm interested in American English learning and teaching, so need your help! what if you add me :p! regards

  13. Trevor on February 28, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Thanks Walido!!! We really appreciate it. :^D

  14. carlos on March 19, 2013 at 3:31 am

    Chad an Trevor,

    I’m a 71 year old retired man Portuguese teacher.
    If you are really interested in learning Brazilian Portuguese free of charge try to contac me through [email protected]
    Congrats for you work
    Be in peace.

  15. Vinicius Arcanjo on April 3, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    What a amazing podcast! I’ve already downloaded all of them. I really felt in love with your podcast guys, please guys, keep it on going 🙂

    Hey Chad, I really appreciated everything you wrote and talked about Australia. You gave us a lot of (or as you might say “heaps”) useful tips about your culture and I’m trying to fully immerse in Australia culture, because I’m moving there next year.

    Chad and Trevor, you’ve got a nice Portuguese! Congratulations! I think It’s harder for a English speaker learn Portuguese than the opposite situation.

  16. Marcelo Miranda on April 23, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    very productive

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  18. Paulo Alberto de Mesquita on June 18, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    you guys rock.

  19. Kellen Vinco on June 21, 2013 at 4:54 am

    Ola galera , vocês são geniais.Amei o trabalho de vocês. E toda noite eu
    Escuto um pouquinho , esta me ajudando bastante.
    Keep All the good Work .

    • Chad on June 21, 2013 at 8:16 am

      Thanks for listening, we’re happy it’s helping you!! Awww Yeahhh

  20. Taeko Araki on July 14, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    I'm listening to your podcast everyday, again and again on my way to go work.
    You guys helped me a lot with my learning English! Please don't make me burst into laughing on the Thanks and keep doing it!

  21. Barbara Lanza on September 15, 2013 at 5:22 am

    Thanks a lot for this tip, would be great to find people to practice english with.

  22. Chaiya Eitan on January 21, 2014 at 4:53 am

    I will never teach my students to use the word, 'f**k' It's enough to teach them slang terms without falling into the gutter.

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  29. Milena on August 5, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Thank you. It helps a lot!! I listen everyday to further improve my English.

    • Justin on August 7, 2014 at 1:03 pm

      Thanks for listening and supporting us Milena!

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