A New Life in Mosquito City – Part 19 – The Richest Man in Mosquito City

On his first day of work as a newspaper journalist with the Mosquito Herald, Mark decides to interview the richest man in town: Peter Bestluck. Read more »

Have you been to Cuba?

The island of Cuba has a high literacy, an excellent medical system, and the people live a long time. Hear some Brits and an Australian talk about Cuba and their leader, Fidel Castro. Read more »

Football is the Global Language

Some people have said that football, or soccer, is the world's global language. Indeed, it is the world's most popular sport. Listen to an Australian bloke talk with a Yorkshireman about football. Read more »

Mixed British Accents

[audio:mush.mp3] Download audio file (mush.mp3) at Parksey1964 (Can you tell a person from Southampton by the way they talk; by their accent?) First English Guy: Oh yeah. Englishwoman: That’s Southampton. It is about as far south as you can get. First English Guy: “Mush”. By the way they use “mush” […] Read more »

What is it like in a Dogon Village?

[audio:luisdogon.mp3] Download audio file (luisdogon.mp3) at el rabbit A group of friends start to talk about Dogon villages in Africa and end up talking about nationalism. Mark: What is the Dogon village like? Luis: They are clay… and they are… Mark: Clay houses? Luis: Clay houses. Mark: Round houses? Luis: […] Read more »

Miyako’s Education – Part 38

[audio:miyako38.mp3] Download audio file (miyako38.mp3) at beija-flor Miyako: Ooh, that last one was a bit hot. John: Try this one, but be careful. It’s even hotter. Miyako: Phew! It’s as hot as anything! It’s burning my mouth. John: Here, have some beer. Miyako: That makes it worse. John: Don’t think […] Read more »

Miyako’s Education – Part 37

[audio:miyako37.mp3] Download audio file (miyako37.mp3) at omnos John: So, Miyako…how do you like it? Miyako: It’s great. But I’m still hungry. In fact I’m starving. I have been looking forward to this all week and I’ve not eaten much today and I am starving! Let’s order some more. John: All […] Read more »

Hitching Around Australia

[audio:dahi.mp3] Download audio file (dahi.mp3) at davidgraymaclean Mark: So… so Dahi, what part of Ireland do you come from? Dahi: I am from Cork. It is in the very south. Mark: Is it the southern most part? Dahi: It is the southern most county. It is not the southern most […] Read more »

They could have broke the back of OPEC

[audio:OPEC.mp3] Download audio file (OPEC.mp3) at elkrusty A guy from Indiana talked to Mark about the war in Iraq. Mark: Which oil cartel? Guy: OPEC. Mark: OPEC. Right. And they were gonna like stop everything being hitched to the dollar and like..? Guy: No. We could have broke…. When they […] Read more »

Miyako’s Education – Part 16

[audio:miyako16.mp3] Download audio file (miyako16.mp3) at howard gees Miyako: Hi Yumie. Thanks for coming. Thanks for taking care of me. Yumie: It�’s my pleasure. You are a good friend. You are my best friend. What are you doing? Miyako: I am not doing anything. I am just sitting here. I […] Read more »