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  1. I love your podcast! I've been listening to it most days for the past couple months and I wanted to send you feedback when I'd heard all of it. I usually listen on my walk to work and it feels like I'm walking with friends. I'd give it 5 stars if I could figure out how to rate it on Google Podcasts. Now I've heard all of them, I have to find another podcast until your next installment. I hope you upload it soon!
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    The Remarkable Sarah Hale

    Simon!!! Bonfire night!!!! Remember, remember the 5th of November!
  3. Adri

    The Macabre Series

    About Germany: it's perfectly legal to drive around naked as long as you're wearing shoes. During the June heatwave, my husband came across a man in a moped wearing nothing but a helmet and a pair of shoes. A question for Simon: what's worse, Jeremy Bentham's shriveled head or Maria Elena's preserved body?
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    The Macabre Series

    Simon needs to go home for Christmas. There is music in the shops in England. If you go at Christmas you'll hear Noddy Holder blaring
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    The Macabre Series

    Hi Daven! I'm not sure if you are atill researching on children's acquisition of language vs adults. I would also like to comment on this topic although my feedback is anecdotal as I am not a linguist. My personal experience is that it is easier for children to learn languages. My mother tongue is Spanish and, until the age of nine I lived in my native country, Colombia. My parents are native Spanish speakers but they wanted me to learn English so we spoke it at home and I went to an American school. I was perfectly bilingual when we moved to Belgium. There, I was also in an American school so my daily life was in English and Spanish but I had three French lessons a week. After one year, I was fluent in French with no accent. By the time I left Belgium 22 years later, I was fluent in those three languages and knew some German (I had German lessons in my last two years in high school) and Flemish (which I had started to pick up). I had also had a gap year in Slovkia and learned basic Slovak. Fast forward twenty-some years I moved to Germany with my family. Even with some knowledge of German and conditions similar to those as I had learning French as a kid, I have not been able to come close to being fluent in five years! My grammar is appalling and I dare say my German is worse than when I graduated high school! As for my children, all four went to the same German school.. Both of my girls, who were six and four when we came" learned German in one year and speak it like the locals. My younger son, who was almost 8, is fluent but not as perfectly as my daughters. My oldest son, who was nine when we came, took the longest to learn and speaks very well, but he is still not 100% fluent..
  6. Hi! Great show!! I would be happy to help if you want to do a mini documentary on cars. I'll email you.
  7. Simon, they sell Newman's Ranch dressing at Tesco's in the UK!! You can get some next time you're there.. https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/259872411
  8. Just as an aside, do you know that the word "Lustig" actually means "funny" in German?
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    Episode 1: Throwing Tomatoes

    Thank you Daven! I love your products!! I watch TIFO and Top Tenz regularly but I was skeptical about BrainFood. But I've started listening on my way to work and I am hooked now!!!
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    Episode 1: Throwing Tomatoes

    I want to see that peanut butter trial and the Dostoevsky biography but I couldn't find it. Could you please link those here?
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