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The Number One Movie in America

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The Number One Movie in America

Aaron Kleiber, Robin Hitchcock, Kahmeela Adams, Sean Collier

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BOX OFFICE GOLD, ONE SHOW AT A TIME! Nearly every week, there’s a new NUMBER ONE MOVIE IN AMERICA. Let’s see how four decades of Americans have done at selecting movies, shall we? In each new episode of THE NUMBER ONE MOVIE IN AMERICA, we’ll randomly select a movie that spent at least one weekend atop the box-office charts. Whatever it is, we’ll have to watch it. And tell you whether or not you should. A rebranding of the longrunning review podcast “You Can’t Handle the Truth,” THE NUMBER ON ...
 
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This is a podcast about languages and language-learning from a unique perspective. Since 2018, I have spent thousands of hours studying (to varying degrees) 16 languages (!), and I have learned a lot about what works and what doesn't, from apps to websites to books to YouTube channels, podcasts and more. Join me as we explore the process of language learning, as well as the languages themselves (the true stars of the show!).
 
“Round Table” is the premier discussion show that debates the hottest topics making headlines in China and around the world. As the most popular English language podcast from China, it covers everything from pressing social issues to the latest consumption trends. It not only keeps you informed, but goes deeper into the factors shaping the behavior of 1.4 billion people. Check it out to gain an insight into the minds of Chinese youth and feel the pulse of contemporary China.
 
Jerusha Abbott, an eighteen year old orphan, faces an uncertain future in the charity home where she has lived all her life. On reaching adulthood, the orphanage can no longer offer shelter to its inmates. Her anxiety leads her into wild speculation when she is summoned to the matron's office. But a surprise awaits her. One of the visitors, a wealthy Trustee of the orphanage, has offered to fund Jerusha's college education and fulfill her dreams of becoming a writer. The only condition he ma ...
 
These delightful stories created by the writer known famously as the Bedtime Story Man provide hours of endless enjoyment for readers both young and old. His daily newspaper column which he wrote without a break from 1912 through to 1960 featured a host of engaging characters and their lively pranks and doings. In this charmingly illustrated volume, Reddy Fox, the young hero is sent to stay with his grandma. Grandmother Fox is the “wisest, slyest and smartest fox in all the country around” a ...
 
As a young child growing up in Tibet, Anam Thubten was intent on entering the monastery, where for much of his childhood and young adult life he received the benefit of extensive academic and spiritual training from several teachers in the Nyingma branch of Tibetan Buddhism. He conveys the Dharma with the blessing of teachers Khenpo Chopel, Lama Garwang and others gone before in a lineage of wisdom holders and enlightened masters. During his formative years in Tibet he also developed a speci ...
 
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This podcast episode is in Mandarin Chinese. If you do not speak Mandarin, you may skip ahead to the next episode. Listen to Amy's story about her experience in the ESL program in Forsyth County. For more details about our English Language or High School Equivalency preparation classes, please visit https://www.laniertech.edu/adult-education…
 
A recent survey indicates that enthusiasm for marriage may be on the downswing. Close to half of urban young female respondents and nearly a quarter of male respondents said they are not sure if they'll ever marry. / Do you suffer from "false hope syndrome"? / Is it a good idea to have security cameras and live stream feeds in nursery schools?…
 
Big plans of world biodiversity conservation are being hashed out at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) in Kunming, Yunnan Province. What is the big takeaway from the conference? / School uniform manufacturers look to cater to a new generation. / Are we ready for pet-friendly cafes and restaurants?…
 
In this episode, I discuss how interest in a language can just as well develop after you start learning as it can before you start learning. I use the example of my developing love affair with Portugal and Portuguese to demonstrate this. Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREE Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If …
 
Shanghai has been promoting a four-tier rehabilitation network recently. What's the current lay of the land in terms of rehabilitation service in China? / Like father like son? How do parents' careers affect their children? / Heart to Heart - please send your audio questions to ezfmroundtable@foxmail.com…
 
This is an encore episode of Round Table. For grown-ups who refuse to act like one, different languages have found ways to describe the phenomenon. In Chinese, we have 巨婴 or a "giant infant"; in English, you have "kidult". What compels some people around to world to cling on to their inner child? / Is men's apparel fashionable enough? Or are we ask…
 
In this episode, I discuss my objections to the types of ads and videos out there proclaiming that you can learn a language just by watching TV, or that you can learn a language in some ridiculously short amount of time. I discuss how these claims are not only wrong, but potentially very detrimental to real language-learning. Buzzsprout - Let's get…
 
Remember Urban Legend? (Jared Leto doesn't.) Well, it got a sequel! And somehow, that sequel was the number one movie in America! We interrogate the baffling URBAN LEGENDS: FINAL CUT, a movie about film school made by filmmakers who have no idea what happens at film school. By the way, we say early on that we're not going to spoil the movie, then w…
 
This is an encore episode of Round Table. You think you are making the best use of the numerous apps out there? Wait until you hear what older folks are doing online. / Online literature is attracting a new group of readers. From domineering millionaires to spoiled wives, war gods to ancient concubines - readers over 50 in China have found a new sm…
 
This is an encore episode of Round Table. Residents of Guangdong Province have welcomed an announcement that says mental health treatment will be covered by medical insurance. / Do you feel you are not good enough for your job or relationship, or that your expectations are out of reach? Round Table reassuringly says that YOU are good enough! Tune i…
 
This is an encore episode of Round Table. Official data shows that arable land in China has dropped by 7.53 million hectares in ten years. Will this affect food security? / Coming up with high-yielding domestic soybean varieties. / Heart to Heart - please send your audio questions to ezfmroundtable@foxmail.com.…
 
It's China's National Day, and today marks the first day of a holiday week, ready to start ticking-off that holiday bucket list? Here's what everybody else is doin'! / A recent US poll has found that many American workers prefer to be paid every day, instead of on a single pay day. What's the reasoning behind this change of preference? / Why have y…
 
Take a look at your mobile phone or smartphone. How long have you stuck with it? 1 month? 5 months? A year or more? We try to find out the ideal replacement rate of smartphones. / Takeout franchises of tea and coffee are extra hot right now! Why is this? / Do you agree that we eat and drink with our eyes? We take you to explore the colors in the wo…
 
In this episode, I discuss the widely-held opinion that children learn languages better than adults, and why that is believed to be the case, from the perspective of both children and adults. Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREE Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commissio…
 
Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Recycling is an important part of environmental action, but what happens to our recycled materials? We walk you through Recycling 101. / Can internet sensation bookstores ever make a profit by selling books? / People are already worried about spending money prior to the upcoming Chinese National day holiday week a.k.a. w…
 
With growing environmental awareness, does fast fashion still have a place in our wardrobe? We take a look at the multibillion dollar retail enigma that may upend the global fashion industry. / Are offline murder mystery games promoting violence? / Heart to Heart - please send your audio questions to ezfmroundtable@foxmail.com…
 
Lesson 3, US Civics: The Three Branches of Government. Learn about the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the United States government. Click this link for a blank log sheet: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1X0snKKWwFwAuJ0tltGTlrduPKi3BbcveKiH6CvzZskc/edit?usp=sharing or this link for a continuously updated log sheet of current pod…
 
Electric bicycles and scooters are an important and convenient mode of transportation. But when batteries are not charged properly, it becomes a major fire hazard, taking lives and causing property damage. How to stop e-bike infernos before they break out? / A robot animal might be the most efficient, cleanest, responsible pet of the future. But wi…
 
We examine the reality facing older migrants—the relatively older people who leave the town where they have lived their entire lives and move to a different city to look for work or help take care of their grandchildren. What are their living conditions? / Where in a city can people cry with grace? / Whom do college students usually thank in their …
 
China has undertaken a major reform of bulk-buying for key pharmaceuticals and medical supplies in recent years in a bid to make healthcare more affordable. The latest reports suggest that the cost of artificial joints will become vastly cheaper for patients as a result. / Can music-themed towns revitalize rural areas in China? / Why do we have our…
 
A short, short time from now, on a planet not that far away, Matt Damon made potatoes out of poop! And it got seven Oscar nominations! THE MARTIAN was a runaway hit, despite being neither scientifically inaccurate or sad (the two things that usually make space movies work). Will it hold up all these ... six-ish years later? This week's recommendati…
 
In this episode, I cover five possible disadvantages to learning multiple languages at the same time, along with some reasons why they may not necessarily be actual disadvantages. Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREE Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extr…
 
The disruption caused by technological progress and the coronavirus pandemic is causing obvious employment anxiety, particularly among older workers. They fear that younger and cheaper manpower—or worse, robots—could take their places. But could there be jobs that favor seasoned professionals over younger workers? / Why are many bookkeeping and bud…
 
The Mid-Autumn Festival is finally here. Most people in China get the day off during this traditional public holiday. So how are you spending your Mid-Autumn Festival holiday? / In what ways is an interruption from work beneficial? / Heart to Heart—please send your audio questions to ezfmroundtable@foxmail.com.…
 
The hotel business is gearing up for an influx of customers during the upcoming holiday season and once the dust settles from the pandemic. Is a tech upgrade a worthwhile investment for hotels? / What are the prospects of being a professional pet detective? / Queuing styles can subliminally influence you to open your wallet using psychological tric…
 
In this episode, I discuss five advantages to learning languages simultaneously, as opposed to sequentially, including 1. Having a much broader knowledge of languages, 2. Being able to compare and contrast vocabulary, grammar, syntax, etc. of different languages reinforces them in each of the languages you study, 3. The more languages you study, th…
 
Beijing's bus stops have recently had their old-fashioned information panels replaced with digital billboard screens. We take a look at the steps necessary in building a smart city. / Online literature is attracting older readers. From domineering millionaires to spoiled wives, war gods to ancient concubines - readers over 50 in China have found a …
 
The latest gold trend shows that China's youth are just as keen on the precious metal as their older compatriots. What have jewelers done right in engaging with the younger generation? / Ghosting doesn't only happen at the end of romantic relationships, but in professional relationships too. What drives this behavior? / What makes a healthy dinner?…
 
Robin got to pick a movie! And ... it's Sahara? She tells us why she loves this lovable scamp of an mid-aughts, McConaughey-ridden adventure flick — and, while Sean and Kahmeela can't quite match her enthusiasm, they can't be too grumpy about a movie this wacky! This week's recommendations: Sean's big on THE GREEN KNIGHT and CANDYMAN. Kahmeela endo…
 
The metaverse is becoming a new investment darling in the U.S. and China alike. How removed are we from what's shown in movies such as "The Matrix", "Ready Player One", or the latest, "Free Guy"? / What are the biggest hurdles recent graduates face when entering the workforce? / Motivational Monday!
 
For grown-ups who refuse to act like one, different languages have found ways to describe the phenomenon. In Chinese, we have 巨婴 or a "giant infant"; in English, you have "kidult" or "grup". What compels some people around to world to cling on to their inner child? / Happy Teachers' Day! Let's discuss what makes a great teacher.…
 
Smartwatches have become the hottest new gadget for many elementary school kids. However, recent reports claim that these watches are getting so smart that it may become a problem. Do you agree? / Why can't we get enough of our smartphones before bed, and then complain that it prevents us from going to sleep? / Have you tried plogging?…
 
In this episode, I describe my two-stage method of language-learning. Stage 1 involves input acquisition (most commonly done with the aid of apps nowadays. Stage 2 involves output (which includes speaking and writing) as well as intense, active input (which includes listening and reading). I also tie these two stages to the two classes of target la…
 
Electric car showrooms are an increasingly common sight in shopping malls across China, usually occupying the best location on the first floor. What's driving the popularity of new energy vehicles? / Do you feel you are not good enough for your job or relationship, or that your expectations are out of reach? Round Table reassuringly says that YOU a…
 
In this episode, I describe roughly how much I have progressed (as of early September, 2021) in each of my target languages. I also introduce the classification of target languages into primary (the focus of a majority of my daily language-learning schedule) and secondary (languages that I only spend a comparatively short amount of time on each day…
 
Music streaming titans in China are undergoing a business practice shakeup. The latest news is Tencent has axed all exclusive music label deals in China. What will the future landscape of music streaming hold? / How to fight back against the stigma of mental health? It could start with some viral photogenic mooncakes!…
 
The new school year has commenced in China and around the world. Chinese students who are pursuing an education in a foreign country have embarked on the journey to their study destinations. Safe travels! What are the pros and cons of studying overseas during a global pandemic? / How do local delicacies on food delivery platforms reflect human migr…
 
In this episode, I discuss my motivations for and experiences of learning Spanish and then Mandarin Chinese. Both of these language-learning experiences came years before my current plunge into polyglot-madness.William által
 
A year removed from our first showdown with these ... TURTLES, we revisit the first of the shelled superheroes' seven number-one hits. The original, foam-suited, grit-soaked, Feldman-voiced version of the iconic quartet is the most fondly remembered. Is it any good, though? Plus, in this week's recommendations: Kahmeela likes the Netflix animated f…
 
Outsourcing is an increasingly popular strategy that healthcare organizations around the world use to control the rising costs of providing services. Do the benefits outweigh the drawbacks? / Universal Beijing Resort is to officially open before the Mid-Autumn Festival. / Why is talent hoarding bad for a company?…
 
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