Colin Beaven: "If you need an actor in August, it might be harder to find one than you think."
The west coast of Florida, effective listening techniques and much more.
Ten reasons to like Angela Merkel
Phrasal verbs, diving in New Zealand, welcoming visitors and more.
Grammar made simple
TRAVEL: New Zealand
Colin Beaven: "Garden centres are never empty in Britain."
In our podcast for 19 February 2015, listen to part of Spotlight's American Life column about the medical system in the United States.
The IELTS speaking test, gorillas in Uganda, climate change, artificial intelligence and more.
In our podcast for 22 January 2015, you'll hear about Scotland's current — and first — female head of government.
"There's no other explanation I can think of," writes Mike Pilewski. "There are two Barack Obamas." A look at the 2015 State of the Union address.
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