Oct 15, 2022
We are joined by the experienced English teacher and Spanish learner Craig Wealand. He is the host of the Inglespodcast and he knows his onions! (Inglespodcast – Los audio podcasts de La Mansión del Inglés)
We talk about disfluencies:
YouTube version of this episode
http://www.inglespodcast.com/437 (Craig's version of this episode, with different intro and outro)
00:00 - Intro
01:06 - What is "My Fluent Podcast"?
3:09 - Listen to Podcasts to hone your language skills
5:37 - Oxymoron
06:05 - Podcasting as a language learning tool - Where to begin?
7:26 - The Vocab Man (A podcast about practical English Expressions)
9:46 - How long has Craig been podcasting?
11:00 - Did Craig's prediction from about 8 years ago come true?
12:44 - Receiving Feedback from listeners
13:33 - Aprendeingles Podcast
14:33 - How to learn from Podcast interviews?
15:38 - What are evergreen podcast episodes?
17:10 - What are disfluencies? (Daniel's view)
18:20 - What are crutch words?
18:57 - What is the definition of disfluencies?
20:00 - Some examples of crutch words
20:14 - Every language is using diffent crutch words
20:56 - Why it is not wise to edit out every crutch words (ums, ahms)
22.15 - What are some other disfluencies apart from crutch words?
22:57 - Not noticing crutch words while speaking / listening
24:12 - What are the negatives of disfluencies? (Crutch words can distract you)
26:06 - Excerpt of Aprendeingles Podcast
HOW TO OVERCOME DIFSLUENCIES
26:35 - Be aware of your disfluencies (first step to overcome them)
27:54 - Don't be afraid of silences
27:59 - Practical expressions (buy yourself time)
29:31 - Use technology to improve your fluency
30:40 - Descript (Video/Podcast editing software)
29:00 - Work on your proununciation
31:55 - Interview Keanu Reeves
32:32 - Using too many crutch words
35:07 - Text to speech apps (Siri, Google Assistantl, Alexa) to overcome crutch words
37:03 - Why stress will affect your fluency
39:09 - Did Craig never felt comfortable at public speaking
40:53 - Communicatoin can be difficult even for native speakers (bear this in mind)
42:10 - Start out with your own podcast and become fluent!
42:53 - Outro
43:24 - Blubbers and other mentions
Interview with Luke Thompson:
I can’t put my finger on it: (The Vocab Man) https://www.spreaker.com/episode/51374444
Music: Scott Holmes - Upbeat Party