Drilling for Oil and Gas

Drilling for oil and gas on a big rig at sea is hard work. It's also dangerous. Hear a big rig 'motorman' talk about his experiences on a drilling platform. Read more »

The Elixir of Immortality

If you had the chance to live forever, would you take it? Hear about a Chinese man who wanted to live forever and how he tried to do it. Read more »

Virginia Accent

[audio:virginiaaccent.mp3] Download audio file (virginiaaccent.mp3) at scandblue The Guy from Virginia: No. Marriage is a family-oriented….family institution. If you want to have a family… The Other Guy: The family is sacred. The Guy from Virginia: …get married. That is the way I see it. If I wanted right now …wanted […] Read more »

Himalayan Hike – 1 – Hiring a Guide

[audio:Himalayan Hike1.mp3] Download audio file (Himalayan Hike1.mp3) at irp Mark and Axel from Australia teamed up with Luis from Spain and Alex from France to hike to Malana in Himachal Pradesh. Gilles helped them negotiate the price and conditions of a guide over the mountain pass. Gilles: You must be […] Read more »

Hiromi's Trip to Thailand – Episode 7:
A First Time Meeting

[audio:HiroThai7.mp3] Download audio file (HiroThai7.mp3) by zitakat 7. A First Time Meeting Beth: Excuse me, are you going to Khaosan Road? Hiromi: Yes, I am. How did you know? Beth: Most travellers stay on Khaosan Road. There are lots of cheap hotels there. Hiromi: Are you going there too? Beth: […] Read more »