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Thinking Out Loud

Thinking Out Loud

By studiomentals.com
A podcast IN English (not ABOUT English!) for our learners.
In each episode Jedrek and Masha explore two everyday concepts to promote a new kind of conversation experience.
Clever conclusions are of secondary importance because this podcast promotes reflection and courage, not definite answers. We just hope you will find our language and our line of thinking easy to follow ;)
If you want to THINK OUT LOUD and experience the pleasure coming from exploring concepts, you can join our classes at www.studiomentals.com or be our guest on this show. Contact us at studiomentals@live.com
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Thinking Out Loud 008: Beautiful vs. Sexy; Health and Beauty
Jedrek and Masha start out by reflecting on reflection - is our world being gradually deprived of it? Only to dive later into the subject of beauty, exploring the difference between the concepts of 'sexy' and 'beautiful' (Is Jeff Bezos sexy?), and what is the link between health and beauty (Is Wayne Rooney beautiful?) Thanks for listening and following our line of thinking. You can leave us a voice message right now to tell us what you think about our show - click here, also don't forget that we are TEACHERS of English, and if you'd like to develop your skills (speaking/imagination/creativity) with us, don't hesitate to fill out the contact form at studiomentals.com. Last but not least, you can take part in this show, drop us an email at studiomentals@live.com and we will schedule the recording. Peace!
01:01:40
January 19, 2022
Thinking Out Loud 007: Pace of Life; Can you have a language with only one speaker?
What do being busy, milking cows, Elon Musk, Kate Winslet and the concept of standing reserve have in common? Well, they all feature in this episode of Thinking Out Loud, where Masha tries to explain the concept of the pace of life, and Jedrek ponders whether you can use language if there is nobody to talk to. Don't forget that alonside being podcasters we are also teachers of English. If you'd like to develop your speaking with us, please visit www.studiomentals.com and fill out the contact form! Also, we don't want to be alone in this podcast forever, if you'd like to think out loud with us on air, please contact us at studiomentals@live.com. Thanks for listening, we love you, listener! ;)
01:01:15
January 12, 2022
Thinking Out Loud 006: popular vs. famous; friendship vs. fraternity
Kings (and Queens) of English conversations are back in 2022 with the discussion about the differences between 2 pairs of concepts. First, Jedrek tries to separate 'popularity' from 'fame', and next, Masha is trying to decouple 'friendship' from 'fraternity'. Expect a mix of fun and seriousness, hard thinking in an easy going atmosphere, and a lot of references to pop-culture ;) Thanks for listening, don't forget that if you'd like to confront similar questions (they're good for your language and good for your brain) feel invited to visit our website studiomentals.com and fill out the contact form. And if you'd like to be our guest on this show - please drop us a an email at studiomentals@live.com. We wish you a happy new year!
54:02
January 05, 2022
Thinking Out Loud 005: Tourist vs. Traveler; Average vs. Happy Medium
Masha and Jedrek sum up 2021 (what a horrible year! :) and move on to discuss first the difference between a tourist and a traveler, and later, whether happy medium and the average are one and the same. Thanks for listening, don't forget that if you'd like to confront similar questions (they're good for your language and good for your brain) feel invited to visit our website studiomentals.com and fill out the contact form. And if you'd like to be our guest on this show - please drop us a an email at studiomentals@live.com. We wish you a happy new year!
48:28
December 29, 2021
Thinking Out Loud 004: Order or Chaos; Is Santa a lie?
In our X-mas special, Masha tries to figure out what's in the jungle: order or chaos? And Jedrek deals with the thin border between a lie and fiction discissing Santa!  Thanks for listening! If you'd like us to teach you how to think (joke!) or at least how to build a few sentences that make sense in English, please visit our website studiomentals.com and fill out the contact form. If you'd like to send us feedback about this episode or take part in the future ones, don't hesitate to contact us at studiomentals@live.com. Cheers!
43:52
December 22, 2021
Thinking Out Loud 003: Manipulation vs. Persuasion; Win vs. Success
In this episode Jedrek is trying to separate manipulation from persuasion and Masha talks about the difference between victory and success. Could finishing 28th be called a success? If you'd like to face similar questions on your own and become our student, please visit our website studiomentals.com. If you'd like to send us feedback about this episode or take part in the future ones, don't hesitate to contact us at studiomentals@live.com. Thanks!
50:19
December 15, 2021
Thinking Out Loud 002: Teacher vs. Trainer; When does a photo become a lie?
In the second episode of our show, Masha tries to find the difference between a teacher and a trainer, and Jedrek explores the limits of enhancing a photo before it becomes a lie. If you'd like to learn more about us, or become our student, please visit our website studiomentals.com. If you'd like to send us feedback about this episode or take part in the future ones, don't hesitate to contact us at studiomentals@live.com. Thanks! 
45:08
December 08, 2021
Thinking Out Loud 001: IQ -- Open Mind; Coziness
In the first episode of our podcast Masha and Jedrek make a quick introduction and discuss the first pair of concepts: in round one, Masha deals with the relation between intelligence (IQ) and open-mindedness, and in round two, Jedrek explores the concept of coziness. Would you like to take part in one of the future episodes? Contact us at studiomentals@live.com, and if you'd like to study with us, please contact us via the contact form on our website at studiomentals.com.
35:17
December 01, 2021