Episodes
Today, Isi and Mitch explore the animal kingdom in the first of two episodes; discussing animals with bad PR (public relations). We talk about the movies and other media that has influenced our opinions on some of the most fascinating and often friendly animals. Interactive Transcript Support Easy English and get interactive transcripts and bonus content for all our episodes: easyenglish.fm/membership Transcript Mitch: [0:00] Okay, one, two. Isi: [0:01] One, two. Mitch: [0:02]...
Published 07/08/24
This week, Mitch and Isi go discuss boob-tubes and milk-juice; the strange slang of Boomers. They also share stories from the progressing stages of EURO 2024... is football coming home? Interactive Transcript Support Easy English and get interactive transcripts and bonus content for all our episodes: easyenglish.fm/membership Transcript Mitch: [0:23] Hello. Isi: [0:24] Hello. Mitch: [0:25] Welcome to episode 44 of the Easy English Podcast. Isi: [0:31] You sound like a...
Published 06/24/24
With a surprise UK general election on the horizon, Isi and Mitch want to bring you a brief overview of the political goings-on in the UK; how the election works, the past 14 years of conservative rule and what the two main parties have promised the people of the UK for the next four years. afterwards, they answer YOUR questions in their regular segment of Unhelpful Advise where they answer a question from Easy German host, Manuel. Interactive Transcript Support Easy English and get...
Published 06/12/24
This week, to everyone's surprise, including Isi, the duo talk about sports. They recap last weekend's events including back-to-back promotions for Isi's hometown, Münster, the rise of glory hunting Man City fans from Brighton. They details the drama of the Tyson Fury, Olexander Usyk fight in Saudi Arabia and talk about the huge influence Jürgen Klopp had on British culture as he ended his tenure as Liverpool FC manager this weekend after 9 years in charge. Interactive Transcript Support...
Published 05/27/24
Mitch and Isi recap their past weeks as Easy English had their first ever meetup, Mitch got nervous, Isi brought the whole family and Nola became the selfie-queen. They then discuss last weekends Eurovision results as Switzerland cleaned up, the UK felt zero (points) love and Germany finally did quite well. They then also describe their excitement at seeing the Northern Lights for the first time, but at the seaside in Brighton... WTF!? Interactive Transcript Support Easy English and get...
Published 05/14/24
Isi brings a new section to the podcast, asking Mitch about cultural seaside traditions. All with a slightly cheap but iconic postcard theme they discuss the food, people, entertainment and wildlife of the British coastline. Afterwards, Mitch recommends one of his top five favourite films 'No Country for Old Men'. Interactive Transcript Support Easy English and get interactive transcripts and bonus content for all our episodes: easyenglish.fm/membership Transcript Intro Mitch: [0:22]...
Published 04/30/24
This week, Mitch and Isi discuss Brits' perception of Germans. They discuss typical stereotypes, true or false. The difference between Bavaria and the rest of Germany. Germany's current culture and history. Their obsession with coastal England and of course, Germany's current representative in the UK; Jürgen Klopp. Interactive Transcript Support Easy English and get interactive transcripts and bonus content for all our episodes: easyenglish.fm/membership Transcript Intro Isi: [0:23]...
Published 04/15/24
This week's episode is a flu-based survival guide, Mitch and Isi cover lemon & ginger tea, spicy soups, fruit salads, vapour inhalation, reality TV, fishing shows, bed rest and tissue-plugs. Mitch also reviews the British, metaphorical horror/thriller movie 'Men' in his new section 'Mitch's Movie Club'. Interactive Transcript Support Easy English and get interactive transcripts and bonus content for all our episodes: easyenglish.fm/membership Transcript Intro Mitch: [0:24] Hiya,...
Published 04/01/24
After a question last time round from listener Georgia, Mitch and Isi discuss the influence of modern day influencers; the Royal Family. From backing British made products, influencing the EU referendum and championing mental health and environmental awareness. They also discuss the controversial topics surrounding the armed forces and the love/hate relationship they have with tabloid media. Interactive Transcript Support Easy English and get interactive transcripts and bonus content for...
Published 03/18/24
Mitch and Isi discuss a topic recommended by Easy English Member, Marketa; childhood. Isi explains how her street was a construction area for skate parks, igloos and prison cells. Whilst Mitch tells of crossbows, conker fights and... offensive language. Did any of it happen, or are these just tall tales, recollected from hear-say and distant memories? They also answer Georgia's question about the Royals, in their regular section of Unhelpful Advice. Interactive Transcript Support Easy...
Published 03/04/24
This week, Mitch and Isi bring you the podcast from the Easy English-mobile. Mitch is drving whilst Isi navigates the infamous Antwerp bottle-neck into the JFK tunnel. And what better situation than to discuss driving in the UK. The duo discuss, roundabouts, service station, exploding tyres, car fridges, speed limits and drunk French drivers. Interactive Transcript Support Easy English and get interactive transcripts and bonus content for all our episodes:...
Published 02/20/24
Today, the duo talk about the strange cultural rhetorical greeting "y'alright?" How to be the giver... and receiver of it, before going into the Topic of the Week, discussing typical British etiquette around queuing for buses, cashier desks and buying rounds of drinks. Long-time member James also asks us a question about teaching English in our regular segment of Unhelpful Advice. If you would also like to ask us a question, go to easyenglish.fm. Interactive Transcript Support Easy...
Published 02/05/24
This week, we answer Arthur's question on improving one's English when nervous to speak. But the main topic is about Britain's transport network, notably it's iconic buses. We talk double-deckers, Megabuses, thanking the driver, tapping on, cashless buses, USB buses, plus dog, bikes, prams drinking on buses. Interactive Transcript Support Easy English and get interactive transcripts and bonus content for all our episodes: easyenglish.fm/membership Transcript Intro Mitch: [0:23] (Hey!)...
Published 01/22/24
Mitch and Isi start their first episode in a series about dogs. They want to give you their experience... and lack of when it comes to being a dog-parent. In this episode, Mitch and Isi talk adoption; finding your new furry friend, how to prepare, the practical and emotional elements you'll need to survive and the nerves and excitement you'll go through when adding a four-legged friend into your family. Interactive Transcript Support Easy English and get interactive transcripts and bonus...
Published 01/09/24
Mitch and Isi discuss the differences between a German and a British Christmas in their festive cabin. What do you eat? Who delivers your presents... and on what day? They discuss Mrs Claus, raclette, Zulu, zuzhing and of course... booze, booze, booze. Interactive Transcript Support Easy English and get interactive transcripts and bonus content for all our episodes: easyenglish.fm/membership Transcript Mitch: [0:00] For those who are listening and have children in earsight, we may...
Published 12/25/23
Join Mitch and Isi as they explain how to use the word 'grim' whilst trying to survive a ChatGPT ispired survival challege, armed with only their wits and useless YouTuber gear. But before that, there is an exciting update for all Easy English members at the start of the new year, in the form of the 30 Day Challenge. Become a member now to take part and improve your English in 2024! Interactive Transcript Support Easy English and get interactive transcripts and bonus content for all our...
Published 12/12/23
It's the end of November which can only mean one thing... Christmas is coming! Mitch and Isi have a gift for you in the form of the first episode from their new series 'Slow Easy English'; a way for beginners to intermediates to improve their everyday English. Later on, Mitch and Isi bring three films each to the table to decide which is the best Christmas film of all time! Interactive Transcript Support Easy English and get interactive transcripts and bonus content for all our episodes:...
Published 11/27/23
Isi and Mitch recount their trip up north to The Peak District National Park. They talk about the friendliness of the people, precarious drone flying, mountains, caves and ginger shots. Easy English member James leaves us a belated Halloween tale of terror and we answer YOUR questions in our Unhelpful Advice section. Interactive Transcript Support Easy English and get interactive transcripts and bonus content for all our episodes: easyenglish.fm/membership Show Notes The Peak District...
Published 11/15/23
Easy English has started a Discord channel for you to chat with the duo and all other Easy English members to help improve YOUR English. Mitch and Isi then talk about the upcoming Easy English tour up t'north! The two then move to spooky season and discuss how the Brits and US citizens celebrate Halloween. Isi becomes a trick'or'treat hostess while Mitch becomes a Jedi. He then brings you a spooky tale of a haunted piano in a Basement, ft. Sir Elton John. Interactive Transcript Support...
Published 10/30/23
Today, Mitch and Isi discuss all things fruit; the horrors of hairy fruits and mushy apples, Mitch's preference for a cold and crunchy banana, watermelon life-hacks, surviving on coconuts, the versatilities of apples and question; what the hell a lemon posset is and if Halle Berry is actually a fruit? Interactive Transcript Support Easy English and get interactive transcripts and bonus content for all our episodes: easyenglish.fm/membership Transcript Mitch: [0:00] 12345678....
Published 10/19/23
Stolen from an Easy German Podcast episode, Mitch and Isi talk vegetables. They decide what is an A-lister vegetable and an SAS vegetable. They ponder if can you do anything with sprouts and why celery taste between horseradish and toothpaste. They talk about the infamous seasonal greens, the best type of potatoes, how to cook without meat... and onions and Mitch reveals his deep, deep, resentful hatred for parsnips. Interactive Transcript Support Easy English and get interactive...
Published 10/02/23
We begin with a cocktail based ASMR session before Mitch and Isi discuss their love of charity shops... or, how Mitch "coined it" a chazza! They discuss Isi's mass donations, how you can't donate panties, what makes them different to vintage/thrift shops, militant chazza ideologists and how tender loving care has nothing to do with the 90's girl-power group, TLC. The duo then discuss their latest YouTube video on pub culture in the Past Week's Video section as Mitch gives tips on finding and...
Published 09/18/23
Isi tests Mitch's resolve as she puts the British politeness on trial. She tests him with some awkward real-world scenarios. Afterwards, the duo discuss words that don't translate into German and which language Isi, a German native feels more comfortable with, in this week's Unhelpful Advice... to improve your English, become a Podcast Member to get the Interactive Transcript and help support Mitch & Isi... ta. Interactive Transcript Open the Interactive Transcript Download transcript...
Published 09/04/23
Isi and Mitch are sleepy. But using the power of a Madeira cake they just bought, the duo talk about the highlights from their most recent holiday, reflecting on the culture shocks their friends experienced whilst riding double-decker buses and shopping in the UK. For this week's Topic of the Week, they talk about the benefits and negatives of shopping in the real and digitalised world. Interactive Transcript Support Easy English and get interactive transcripts and bonus content for all...
Published 08/21/23