Natural Conversations in English | 1st Anniversary | 53
This episode marks the one year anniversary of Dialogue Frog’s short, natural conversations in English! We want to thank you for listening and learning with us this past year.
In this special episode, Emma and Luke talk about how an episode of Dialogue Frog is made.
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I can't help but notice, Luke, that that intro was really fancy.
Got my monocle and everything.
Yeah. You're even dressed really nicely today.
It must be a special occasion.
It is a special occasion. It is our one year anniversary of Dialogue Frog.
It's so awesome. That's right. So, we're doing a special episode today.
A behind the scenes episode and that's why we have the special music.
Oh yeah. I-I don't know that music was probably too fancy for what we do with Dialogue Frog every day.
It's okay. We, we have we have our a fancy attire. We have fancy food. We're just fancy today because of how thankful we are to our listeners. Like you.
It's true. It's true. We have amazing listeners. They're all wonderful people.
Yes. So, we're gonna to talk about a little bit of how we make an episode of Dialogue Frog.
So, it usually starts with using a topic.
And then we, um, record a couple takes. And usually I crack some jokes-
That don't quite make it in 'cause they're just too weird.
We also laugh really hard. And I don't, I don't know that people want to listen to three minutes of us just like actually rolling on the floor laughing.
Yeah. It can be a bit much.
It can be, but we don't use scripts. So, that makes it a more of a challenge, I think for us, because we just have a natural conversation.
We do pick a topic ahead of time, so we know what we're talking about, but when we start talking, it's just, it's natural. So it's, you have your natural jokes and we have natural expressions. Um, which I think is really good when you're trying to learn a language is to hear how people talk in reality. It helps us not sound like a textbook. So yeah, we, we pick a topic like you said. Um, and then we pick a date and we record, um, the episodes and then you do all of the, uh, the audio engineering work.
And then you give it to me. And then I take our, our natural conversations and I actually transcribe them. So on website, of course we have that, uh, each episode has its own webpage that has a script. And so I'm making that script by myself. Um, and then we have also, uh, vocabulary lists. And so I'm actually looking at our scripts and I'm pulling out each of those, um, either expressions or vocabulary words that I think are, um, important to know, or maybe aren't known for all levels. Um, I'm sure a lot, we have a whole range of people who are listeners who have different levels. So some might know more words than others, um, that are on that vocabulary list. And then I also do the extra research to find those extras, um, 'cause some of the episodes on some topics we like to put some extra videos and um, sometimes articles or explanations, more vocabulary on the website.
So I guess I do a lot of that too.
It's been a lot of fun.
I'm glad. It's been fun talking to you, Luke.
Fun talking to you as well.
Oh, thank you. And we've done only how many episodes on coffee?
Uh, between 100 and 351.
That can't be right 'cause we're only at about what, 52 episodes of Dialogue Frog?
Yeah. But I think, did did we talk about, we talked about coffee, you and I did.
And we talked about it with Geoff.
Did we talk about it with Rachel?
Yeah. Yeah. If not, then we should.
Maybe that's something that our listeners could look forward to?
Or maybe they just hit unsubscribe at that moment.
That is entirely possible.
So like Luke said, um, thank you so much to our listeners, uh, for this one year of Dialogue Frog. Um, it's really fun to make Dialogue Frog for you and I hope it's been helpful as you've been learning English.
New Speaker (05:05):
We're going into our second year Dialogue Frog, um, so, I hope you will join us again next week as we start our second year of Dialogue Frog.
I can't help but notice
behind the scenes
a little bit
record a take
crack some jokes
make it in
I don't know that...
a bit much
pick a topic
ahead of time
like you said,...
pick a date
each...has its own...
to put some
It's been a lot of fun.
That can't be right, because...
If not then we should.
look forward to
at that moment
as you've been...