English Plus

Danny Ballan

Learn English with English Plus Podcast every day. We have daily English episodes that focus on learning different aspects of the English Language, and we have Plus episodes that focus on knowledge and culture, which will help you improve your English as well by listening to a wide range of topics in English. Our mission in English Plus Podcast is to provide high-quality and valuable content focusing on English Language learning and education, in general.We have daily episodes and our home base is our website https://englishpluspodcast.com where you will find everything you need to practice your English through our free downloadable PDFs, interactive activities, videos and more.

All Episodes

Learn about the fossils trapped in tar in Rancho La Brea and learn ten new words in the context of this word power story with interactive exercises and an exclusive PDF practice worksheet for my patrons. The word for this episode are congestion, encompass, congeal, immerse, demise, pervade, excavate, fervid, confute, and probe. Practice what you have learned on https://englishpluspodcast.com/word-power-fossils-trapped-in-tar/ Support me, English Plus Podcast, and our learning community and enjoy the patron only benefits on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Nov 29

13 min 54 sec

Learn about the Statue of Liberty’s Roots and, in the context of this story, learn the meaning of ten new words with interactive exercises and an exclusive PDF downloadable worksheet for my patrons. The words for today are prominent, originate, execute, classic, personify, proportion, implore, refurbish, restoration, and vermilion. Practice what you have learned on https://englishpluspodcast.com/word-power-the-statue-of-libertys-roots/ Support me, English Plus Podcast, and our learning community and enjoy the patron only benefits on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Nov 22

15 min 55 sec

Enjoy listening to the story of The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry and you can take it a step further and check your comprehension and learn a few more things on the website if you want. Learn more and practice on https://englishpluspodcast.com/stories-the-gift-of-the-magi-by-o-henry/ Support me on Patreon to keep this learning community going and to access all premium benefits https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Nov 19

15 min 46 sec

In this new 100 Events That Changed the World episode, we will learn about 10 more events that changed the world from the Industrial Revolution to patenting the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell. We will pass through many exciting events along the way, from revolutions to evolution, the trail of tears and other important events that changed the history of the world. Learn more on https://englishpluspodcast.com Support me on Patreon to keep this learning community going and to access all premium benefits https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Nov 17

19 min 18 sec

Learn agonize, anecdote, intent, cajole, impromptu and 5 more words in the context of our story of Mark Twain’s First Appearance in today’s Word Power Episode. Practice what you learn on https://englishpluspodcast.com/word-power-mark-twains-first-appearance/ Support me on Patreon to keep this learning community going and to access all premium benefits https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Nov 15

14 min 58 sec

Alexios is tracing breadcrumbs to find his mother and that will only lead him to one big heartbreak. Join me in this new episode from The Odyssey series to continue the journey of Alexios from English Plus Podcast. Watch the video and have a quick comprehension check on https://englishpluspodcast.com/the-odyssey-episode-05-breadcrumbs-to-a-heartbreak/ Support me on Patreon to keep this learning community going and to access all premium benefits https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Nov 10

1 hr 34 min

Learn how to talk about the future in this new grammar episode from English Plus Podcast's Grammar Course. Practice what you have learned on https://englishpluspodcast.com/grammar-course-chapter-3-talk-about-the-future/ Support me on Patreon to keep this learning community going and to access all premium benefits https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Nov 9

40 min 22 sec

Build your vocabulary, learn encumbrance, biome, stupendous, camouflage, dank, and five more words in the context of Word Power, Topical Rain Forests. Practice what you learn on the website, you will find interactive activities and PDF downloadable worksheet in this link https://englishpluspodcast.com/word-power-tropical-rain-forests/ Support me on Patreon to keep this learning community going and to access all premium benefits https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Nov 8

18 min 40 sec

In this last episode of our Fallout 4 series, we will continue the journey with the Institute to try and find a better future for humanity, but that never happens without waging war and getting rid of your enemies, but enemies never end and war never changes. Learn more on my website https://englishpluspodcast.com Watch the video on YouTube https://youtu.be/cLGFxoHYS8w Support me on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Nov 7

37 min 59 sec

In this episode from our Fallout 4 series, I will go to the Institute and find Shaun, but Shaun is not a baby anymore. What if he doesn’t remember me? What if they have poisoned him against me? Join me in this episode and find out all about this in this new episode from our Fallout 4 Series. Learn more on my website https://englishpluspodcast.com Watch the video on YouTube https://youtu.be/nMn8y-e4ZhE Support me on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Nov 7

50 min 30 sec

Learn about the Bermuda Triangle, Atlantis and other mysteries in The Greatest Mysteries of the World, a new series from English Plus Podcast. A new series that will fire up your imagination and lead you to think about some unanswered questions in science, people, history, religion, myth and more. Comprehension check on https://englishpluspodcast.com/the-greatest-mysteries-of-the-world-episode-01/ Support me and our learning community to keep English Plus and the other projects in our learning community alive on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Nov 3

34 min 14 sec

Join me in this new episode from The Odyssey to see what Alexios will learn in Athens that may lead him to the whereabouts of his mother. Watch the video episode and check your comprehension on https://englishpluspodcast.com/the-odyssey-episode-04-playwrights-and-philosophers/ Support me and our learning community to keep English Plus and the other projects in our learning community alive on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Nov 2

1 hr

Learn about The Present perfect progressive and the past perfect simple and progressive in this Grammar Course episode from English Plus Podcast. Learn more and practice on https://englishpluspodcast.com/grammar-course-chapter-2-perfect-and-perfect-progressive-2/ Support me and our learning community to keep English Plus and the other projects in our learning community alive on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Nov 2

34 min 8 sec

Learn about ten events that changed the history of the world in this new episode from the series 100 Events That Changed the World. We will talk about events from Mercator's projections all the way to Sir Isaac Newton and his Principia. Check your comprehension on https://englishpluspodcast.com/100-events-that-changed-the-world-41-50/ Support me and our learning community to keep English Plus and the other projects in our learning community alive on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Nov 1

29 min 21 sec

Build your vocabulary and learn asunder, bastion, rebuff, expedient, untenable and 5 more words in the context of The Siege of Vicksburg Word Power from English Plus Podcast. Interactive activities and a PDF downloadable worksheet to practice and build your vocabulary on https://englishpluspodcast.com/word-power-the-siege-of-vicksburg/ Support me and our learning community to keep English Plus and the other projects in our learning community alive on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Nov 1

18 min 39 sec

Now that Kellogg is dead, the only way to learn anything is hack into his memories. In Fallout 4 Episode 4, The Memories of an Assassin, we will get a step closer to Shaun, but not without having to go to the most dangerous places in the Commonwealth to get help and do some crazy things, all to learn a way to find a way into The Institute where Shaun is being held. Watch the video and check your comprehension on https://englishpluspodcast.com/fallout-4-episode-04-the-memories-of-an-assassin/ Support me and our learning community to keep English Plus and the other projects in our learning community alive on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Oct 25

1 hr 1 min

Build your vocabulary and learn stimulate, proliferation, contrived, abound, disparity, and 5 more words in this Word Power Paul Bunyan and the Tall Tale. Interactive activities and a PDF downloadable worksheet to practice and build your vocabulary on https://englishpluspodcast.com/word-power-paul-bunyan-and-the-tall-tale/ Support me and our learning community to keep English Plus and the other projects in our learning community alive on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Oct 25

24 min 13 sec

Alexios is searching for his mother but he will find a dark secret after he consult the oracle of Delphi. Amazing events are waiting for you in The Odyssey episode 3 A Dark Secret. Learn from games and enjoy a fabulous story from English Plus Podcast. Watch the video and check your comprehension on https://englishpluspodcast.com/the-odyssey-episode-03-a-dark-secret/ Support me and our learning community to keep English Plus and the other projects in our learning community alive on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Oct 22

53 min 57 sec

Learn about company structure in this new chapter from the Business Course from English Plus Podcast. You will learn about wikinomics, different ways of organizing work, we will discuss potential conflicts between different department in a company and we will compare the differences between large and small companies. Practice what you learn on https://englishpluspodcast.com/business-course-chapter-3-company-structure/ Support me and our learning community to keep English Plus and the other projects in our learning community alive on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Oct 21

50 min 48 sec

Learn about the present perfect in this episode from Grammar Course Chapter 2 Perfect and Perfect Progressive Tenses from English Plus Podcast. You will also learn some tips and tricks about irregular verbs and there is a lot of practice on the website. Practice what you have learned on https://englishpluspodcast.com/grammar-course-chapter-2-perfect-and-perfect-progressive-tenses-1/ Support me and our learning community to keep English Plus and the other projects in our learning community alive on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Oct 20

40 min 8 sec

Join me in this historic tour of Ancient Greece using Assassin’s Creed The Odyssey to create a magnificent view of the Acropolis back in its glorious days. Learn about the history of ancient Greece both in audio and video and check your understanding at the end of the episode. Watch the video and check your comprehension on https://englishpluspodcast.com/history-plus-ancient-greece-tours-1-the-acropolis/ Support our learning community to keep English Plus alive on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Oct 19

32 min

Learn about the rise of Zeus to power in this episode on Greek mythology. We will learn about what happened to Zeus and his siblings, and how he was able to overthrow his father Cronus. There is also a short story focusing on this special event. Learn more and check your comprehension on https://englishpluspodcast.com/myths-and-legends-greek-mythology-episode-2-the-rise-of-zeus/ Support our learning community to keep English Plus alive on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Oct 19

24 min 37 sec

In this episode from our Fallout 4 series, I will go to Diamond City to seek information about Shaun. I get the help of Nick Valentine and then learn about the man who ruined my life, Kellogg. Only one will survive. Learn more and check your comprehension of this episode on https://englishpluspodcast.com/fallout-4-episode-3-the-man-who-ruined-my-life/ Support our learning community to keep English Plus alive on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Oct 18

35 min 58 sec

Build your vocabulary. Learn desecrate, dissect, abhorrent, repugnant, lethal and five more words in this Word Power episode from English Plus Podcast. Practice what you have learned and get a downloadable PDF worksheet on https://englishpluspodcast.com/word-power-autopsy/ Support me to keep English Plus alive on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Oct 18

19 min 31 sec

Last time Alexios learned that his father is in Megaris and he was given a contract to kill him, what will happen in today's father-son reunion. Listen, watch and learn with Assassin's Creed The Odyssey episode 2: Overdue Reunion from English Plus Podcast and DanRPG. Watch the video and check your comprehension on https://englishpluspodcast.com/the-odyssey-episode-2-overdue-reunion/ Support me to keep English Plus alive on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan Access the full archive of English Plus on https://englishpluspodcast.com/english-plus-podcast-archive/

Oct 15

29 min 26 sec

Learn about Theory X and Theory Y, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Herzberg’s Hygiene Factors in Chapter 2 Work and Motivation from Business Course by English Plus Podcast. Practice, Share and Discuss on https://englishpluspodcast.com/business-course-chapter-2-work-and-motivation/ Support me to keep English Plus alive on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan Access the full archive of English Plus on https://englishpluspodcast.com/english-plus-podcast-archive/

Oct 14

40 min 39 sec

Learn about the past simple and progressive in this new Grammar Course episode from English Plus Podcast. In this episode we finish Chapter 1 and we have many exercises on the website for you to practice what you have learned, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to cement the knowledge you gained by doing the exercises I have prepared for you. Practice what you have learned on https://englishpluspodcast.com/grammar-course-chapter-1-present-and-past-simple-and-progressive-2/ Support me to keep English Plus alive on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan Access the full archive of English Plus on https://englishpluspodcast.com/english-plus-podcast-archive/

Oct 13

52 min 28 sec

In this episode from our Fallout 4 series, I find some people in Concord that need my help, and I learn something about Shaun, which gives me hope but it is not as simple as I imagined; it’s not going to be a very long way because Shaun is not the only person needs saving. There are a lot more people who need help, too. Watch the video and enjoy the story even more on https://englishpluspodcast.com/fallout-4-episode-2-new-friends/ Support me to keep English Plus alive on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan Access the full archive of English Plus on https://englishpluspodcast.com/english-plus-podcast-archive/

Oct 11

19 min 12 sec

Learn pitfall, universal, etiquette, antagonize, breach and five more words in a new Word Power episode from English Plus Podcast to build your active vocabulary with an audio podcast, interactive exercises and a PDF downloadable worksheet. Practice what you have learned on https://englishpluspodcast.com/word-power-giving-gifts/ Support me to keep English Plus alive on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan Access the full archive of English Plus on https://englishpluspodcast.com/english-plus-podcast-archive/

Oct 11

20 min 27 sec

Learn about one of the most famous books in Italian Literature, The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri. I will give you some background of the book, the author and we will take a deep dive into The Divine Comedy. Learn more and check your understanding on https://englishpluspodcast.com/immortal-books-the-divine-comedy-by-dante-alighieri/ Support me to keep English Plus alive on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan Access the full archive of English Plus on https://englishpluspodcast.com/english-plus-podcast-archive/

Oct 8

46 min 36 sec

Join me in this first episode from Assassin's Creed the Odyssey, Just a Mercenary. Enjoy a good story, audio and video and learn some English from it from DanRPG by English Plus Podcast. Watch the full video and learn some English along the way on https://englishpluspodcast.com/the-odyssey-episode-1-just-a-mercenary/ Support me to keep English Plus alive on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan Access the full archive of English Plus on https://englishpluspodcast.com/english-plus-podcast-archive/

Oct 7

59 min 3 sec

What do you know about Dante Alighieri? Learn more about one of the most influential writers of all time. We are talking about Dante in this episode because later this week, we will also talk about his masterpiece, the Divine Comedy, so we’d better learn more about the man behind that masterpiece. Learn more, read and check your comprehension on https://englishpluspodcast.com/do-you-know-dante-alighieri/ Support me to keep English Plus alive on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan Access the full archive of English Plus on https://englishpluspodcast.com/english-plus-podcast-archive/ Episode 601 Business Course | Chapter 1: Management Learn about what management is and what makes a good manager in chapter 1 from the Business Audio Course by English Plus Podcast. Join our Google Classroom to discuss the topics mentioned in this chapter https://classroom.google.com/c/NDA5NTA4MTA0MTk0?cjc=2k35teg Learn more on the website with exercises and reading https://englishpluspodcast.com/business-course-chapter-1-management/ Support me to keep English Plus alive on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan Access the full archive of English Plus on https://englishpluspodcast.com/english-plus-podcast-archive/

Oct 6

30 min 6 sec

What do you know about Dante Alighieri? Learn more about one of the most influential writers of all time. We are talking about Dante in this episode because later this week, we will also talk about his masterpiece, the Divine Comedy, so we’d better learn more about the man behind that masterpiece. Learn more, read and check your comprehension on https://englishpluspodcast.com/do-you-know-dante-alighieri/ Support me to keep English Plus alive on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan Access the full archive of English Plus on https://englishpluspodcast.com/english-plus-podcast-archive/

Oct 6

15 min 37 sec

Start your grammar interactive course with the first chapter that focuses on the present and past simple and progressive tenses in this Grammar audio course from English Plus Podcast. Find more audio content explanation and exercises on the website for a rich learning experience on https://englishpluspodcast.com/grammar-interactive-course-chapter-1-present-and-past-simple-and-progressive-1/ Support me to keep English Plus alive on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan Access the full archive of English Plus on https://englishpluspodcast.com/english-plus-podcast-archive/

Oct 5

49 min 54 sec

Learn about what happened at the beginnings of things according to Greek Mythology and also enjoy a short story about Uranus and His kids in this Myths and Legends episode from English Plus Podcast. Learn more and check your understanding on https://englishpluspodcast.com/myths-and-legends-greek-mythology-episode-1-the-beginnings-of-things/ Support me to keep English Plus alive on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan Access the full archive of English Plus on https://englishpluspodcast.com/english-plus-podcast-archive/

Oct 5

23 min

Enjoy learning and storytelling in a new way. I am utilizing games to our advantage. This is the first episode of the series that will talk about the tragedy that befell the hero of the post-apocalyptic game Fallout 4. In the first episode, his world will fall apart. Watch the episode on my YouTube channel DanRPG https://youtu.be/MTaFNa322Zg Learn more on https://englishpluspodcast.com Support me on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Oct 4

23 min 32 sec

In our Word Power episode today, we will talk about the story of Icarus and Daedalus, and we will learn the following ten words: fickle, despise, incarcerate, cohesive, cleave, mold, disdain, prompt, quench and disintegrate. Practice what you have learned on https://englishpluspodcast.com/word-power-the-story-of-icarus-and-daedalus/ Support me to keep English Plus alive on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Oct 4

17 min 33 sec

Learn about the significant changes coming your way in season 3 of English Plus that will start on Monday, October 4, 2021. I will talk in this episode about the changes in the schedule, the new patron program and everything you need to know about English Plus in the brand-new season. Support me to keep English Plus alive on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan Access the full archive of English Plus on https://englishpluspodcast.com/english-plus-podcast-archive/ Explore a world on learning on my website https://englishpluspodcast.com

Oct 1

39 min 33 sec

What is quality in manufacturing and in services. When it comes to business, quality is a lot more than what you think. Join me and learn more about quality in business in this new Business English Episode from English Plus Podcast. Practice what you have learned on https://englishpluspodcast.com/business-english-what-is-quality/ Support me to keep English Plus alive on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan Access the full archive of English Plus on https://englishpluspodcast.com/english-plus-podcast-archive/

Sep 30

25 min 28 sec

Learn about the third brother of the big three Olympian Gods, Hades. Learn about the major myths and stories about Hades in this new Myths and Legends episode from English Plus Podcast. Practice what you have learned on https://englishpluspodcast.com/myths-and-legends-the-olympians-hades/ Support me to keep English Plus alive on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan Access the full archive of English Plus on https://englishpluspodcast.com/english-plus-podcast-archive/

Sep 29

8 min 38 sec

Learn about can could and be able to as part of the learn the modals grammar series from English Plus Podcast. Practice what you have learned on https://englishpluspodcast.com/grammar-modals-01-can-could-and-be-able-to/ Support me to keep English Plus alive on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan Access the full archive of English Plus on https://englishpluspodcast.com/english-plus-podcast-archive/

Sep 28

23 min 18 sec

Learn 10 new words in the context of our story about tornadoes. Learn accolade, garner, rash, fury, perilous, devastate, extensive, transitory, primarily and colleague in this new Word Power episode from English Plus Podcast. Practice what you have learned on https://englishpluspodcast.com/word-power-tornadoes/ Support me to keep English Plus alive on https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Sep 27

21 min 21 sec

Let’s read together this magnificent story. It might be a sad one I admit, but it is a masterpiece by James Hurst, nonetheless. The Scarlet Ibis and the hero of this short story, Doodle will stay in your thoughts for a long time. This I guarantee you. Read the story while listening to it on https://englishpluspodcast.com/stories-the-scarlet-ibis-by-james-hurst/ Save English Plus by supporting me on Patreon  https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Sep 24

34 min 8 sec

Learn about the second of the major Olympian gods Poseidon in this new Myths and Legends episode from English Plus Podcast. We will talk about the major myths surrounding Poseidon, his famous quarrels and his place in art literature and films. Learn more on https://englishpluspodcast.com Save English Plus by supporting me on Patreon  https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Sep 23

13 min 45 sec

Do you know the brain and nervous system? Do you want to learn more about them? Join me in this episode where we will talk about the brain and nervous system in a new Do You Know episode from English Plus Podcast. Learn more on https://englishpluspodcast.com/do-you-know-the-brain-and-nervous-system/ Save English Plus by supporting me on Patreon  https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Sep 22

8 min 27 sec

Learn to talk about the future using will, be going to, shall, the future continuous and the future perfect in this new episode from learn the English Tenses from English Plus Podcast. Learn more on https://englishpluspodcast.com Save English Plus by supporting me on Patreon  https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Sep 21

27 min 38 sec

In today’s episode, you will learn ten new words in the context of Current Trends. The words are tendency, dominate, automation, insignificant, preponderance, retail, expansion, flexible, tolerate, and temporary. Practice the words you have learned and more on https://englishpluspodcast.com/word-power-current-trends/ Save English Plus by supporting me on Patreon  https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Sep 20

20 min 18 sec

Learn about the greatest Olympian gods of all. This Myths and Legends episode from English Plus Podcast is about none other than Zeus, king of the gods. Learn more on https://englishpluspodcast.com Support me on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Sep 16

15 min 58 sec

What do you know about the Wright Brothers? If you would like to learn more about them and learn English along the way, listen to this episode. Find more practice on the website https://englishpluspodcast.com/do-you-know-the-wright-brothers/ Support me on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Sep 15

6 min 13 sec

Learn how we can use the present continuous and the present simple to talk about the future in this Learn The Tenses episode from English Plus Podcast. Learn more on https://englishpluspodcast.com Support me on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dannyballan

Sep 14

14 min 31 sec