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99 Back to school. Do Jackie and Richard have good memories of their schooldays?
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98 The little prince. William and Kate show off their baby boy, but will he be King George VII one day?
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What everyone was waiting for:



97 The tipping point. Unfortunately, it's not just snow and ice on the slopes of Mount Everest

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96 British icons: the cuppa. Sit down, put your feet up and have a nice cup of tea!

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Is this the best way to make a perfect cup of tea?



95 A room with a difference. Now Richard finds three more unusual places to stay the night
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94 What a place to stay! Jackie has found some very unusual places to stay the night

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93 Animal odd couples. Some animals simply don't understand that they are not meant to be friends!
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92 Winter blues. Neither Jackie nor Richard are looking forward to the long winter season ahead
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91 What a wonderful world. David Attenborough sees amazing things on planet Earth
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90 Fearless Felix. The amazing story of the man who fell to Earth
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Surely one of the most incredible things to do:



Bonus for members! How his suit helped him to survive:
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89 Let's go to Rio! Jackie and Richard are already looking forward to future sporting events in Brazil
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88 Beside the seaside. There are some big changes to the traditional British summer holiday beside the sea
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87 Fingers and thumbs. Helen has a problem when she tries to make things...
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86 Ice cream mmm. Jackie makes some ice cream, the taste of summer
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85 Follow the flame. The Olympic torch relay starts its long journey this month
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See some of the sites the Olympic torch passes in the UK:


84 Please, sir. A day in the life of a... teacher. Mat talks about his life at school
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83 Lost and found. The amazing underground world of London's Lost Property Office
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82 I am sailing. Is Laura's round-the-world solo trip at 16 fantastic, or not?
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Watch Laura end her journey with Euronews:


81 In a lather. The pie team have found themselves a new hobby - soap making
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80 Why Occupy? Amanda from Occupy Wall Street gives her reasons for being part of the protest
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79 Mine's a Mars bar. The pie team look back on their favourite chocolate bars
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A Mars a day helps you work, rest and play (1980's advert):
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78 Double act. Meet Ana Luisa, a language teacher with two hats!

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77 Return to the blue house. What a lot of changes since the pie team bought their house!
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Compare the house now to when we bought it in 2009!

76 Penela: our local town. The pie team talk about what to see in their town up the road
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75 My ideal study place. How do you like to study? In a library, at a desk, at home with friends?
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Students from the Indiana University of Pennyslvania talk about their favourite study places.


74 Spring is in the air. The pie team talk about the prettiest season of the year
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There are lots of videos about spring on the BBC Springwatch site

73 The royal family. Surely one of the most popular British icons!
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72 Amazing Amazon. Some incredible facts from the world's biggest rainforest
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71 Household chores. What a bore! But some are more fun than others...
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70 On the first day of Christmas. What presents did Richard buy for his family this year?
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69 The 5 senses. You taste with your tongue? You hear with your ears? Think again!
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68 Chicken run. The pie team have bought some chickens!
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67 Quiz show!! Want to win loads of money and become famous? Love competitions? Go on a TV show!
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Here's an episode of Countdown, try the games yourself!


66 Country life. The pie team compare living in the country to the city
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Country Girl song for the country life podcast:


65 Summertime... and the livin' is easy. The pie team talk about their favourite season
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64 Viva the vuvuzela! Is the vuvuzela the worst thing about the World Cup? Or lots of fun?
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Have a go!


63 Four little birds. The builders are not the only ones making a home
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62 Survival. Join Jon in the countryside where he can live outdoors
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Make a fire by rubbing two sticks together - it works!


61 Turn the page. The pie team think graded readers are great!
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Bonus for members! Some top tips on using graded readers
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60 The veg patch. Peas, beans and toms - Jackie talks about growing things
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59 Let it snow! Join Londoners enjoying the unusually snowy weather
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This video is from guardian.co.uk:


58 Lisbon is yellow. Why is yellow such a popular colour in the Portuguese capital?
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Hear Coldplay singing about yellow

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57 Month by month. The pie team talk about their favourite months and seasons
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56 8 days a week. Which days are special for the pie team?
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Eight days a week (song)


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55 The blue house. Join Richard as he walks around 'casa azul'
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54 The perfect day. How would Jackie and Richard choose to spend their perfect days?
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53 Happy birthday! The pie team talk about birthdays to celebrate three years of podcasting
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52 On the beat. A day in the life of... a police officer
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Bonus for members! What did Jo do wrong on her very first day?
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51 Canada Day. Beavers, ice-hockey and snowflakes; Christina talks about Canada
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50 British icons: Big Ben. The pie team celebrate 150 years of Big Ben for their 150th podcast!
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Watch the video of a walk right to the top of the clock tower:


49 Walk n talk. The pie team talk abut the things we do in our sleep
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48 Plastic money. Emily thinks there's good and bad things about using plastic money
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The credit card song: buy now, pay never!


47 What on earth is Earth Hour? Jackie says 'switch off' and save the world!
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Watch the Earth Hour videos for 2009:


This one is for 2013:
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46 Streets ahead. Join the pie team as they stroll down Mango Street
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45 The best job in the world. Jackie wants Richard to have the perfect job
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Is this the best person for the best job? You can watch more applicants.


44 Joe the Blogger. The pie team talk about the popularity of online diaries
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43 Dashing through the snow. Something for our younger listeners - an interview with the man of the month!
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Father Christmas takes a well-earned rest.


42 Friends indeed. Who are more important to Belinda - her friends or her family?
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41 Making history. The pie team talk about Obama's victory and other historic moments
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flickr Look and answer the questions
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40 Over the rainbow. What are Emily and Richard's favourite colours?
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Don't worry about understanding the man - you need to watch the colours!


39 Get well soon. A day in the life of... a doctor. Diana describes a typical day at the surgery
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38 A day in Dana. Jackie and Richard walk through Wadi Dana, an amazing gorge in Jordan
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37 Pest or pet? Rachel thinks a rat makes the perfect companion
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flikr Look New activity!
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It took Ruth three weeks to learn how to do this...


36 Nancy and her neighbours. Nancy talks about the people who live next door
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35 Maltese days and knights. A day in the life of... a travel rep. Mary talks about working on the island of Malta
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This video is more difficult than our podcast but try the webquest which compares Mary and Julia's jobs.


34 Hotel Alicante. Living it up at the Hotel Alicante
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33 Feathered friends. Richard talks to Malek in a wildlife nature reserve
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32 Sitting in the living room. Three people describe their living rooms
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31 You've got mail. A day in the life of... a postman. Jim says there's good and bad things about his job
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30 Street markets. Join the pie team as they stroll through the markets in Cairo
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29 Miaow! The pie team talk about their cat Gerrard and the strange places he likes to be
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28 Pancake day. Jackie shows Richard how to make pancakes for Shrove Tuesday
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27 Moving home. So why did Emily pack her bags and move to a different part of town?
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26 Come fly with me. A day in the life of... a flight attendant. Chris talks about working for British Airways
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25 Hoorah for Hamilton! Move over Beckham, Hamilton is the new British sports hero
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Lewis Hamilton in 1997 dreaming of being a Formula 1 racing driver.


24 Sue's Monday. A day in the life of... a working mum. Sue describes her first day after the weekend
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23 British icons: the double-decker. Take a ride on one of the most popular forms of British transport
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22 Hello Jordan. Jackie and Richard give their first impressions of the country that is now their new home
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21 Mobile madness. Everyone's mad about mobile phones - or are they?
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20 Goodbye Thailand. Richard and Jackie describe the highs and lows of two years in the land of Buddhas, beaches and Singha beer
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19 Come rain or shine. How did the weather affect Richard's holidays to Italy and Malaysia?
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18 The sapphire story. How James learnt an expensive lesson on the streets of Bangkok
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17 Refugees. What links Angelina Jolie to World Refugee Day on 20 June?
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16 Up in smoke. Smokers get banned from the world's public places
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Bonus for members! Jackie gives some tops tips for giving up smoking
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15 Ballarat - where is that?! Donna's turn to tell us about her hometown down under
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14 Ginger beer. Jackie describes how to make her delicious ginger beer
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13 Shopping for clothes. Esther tells us what women in the Philippines like to wear
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12 Jobs. Play the game and guess the jobs
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11 Oink oink! Jackie tells us why she is happy to be a pig
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10 Facts and figures. A VOA special English education report on the numbers of foreign students in the US
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9 Top holiday spots. Simon compares his two favourite holiday places
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8 The pie quiz. All the answers are in our level 1 podcasts. E-mail them to us and you could win a free pie membership!
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7 Banoffee pie. Richard makes his favourite dessert
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6 Sunny spells. Richard and Jackie talk about Britain's favourite topic of conversation - the weather!
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5 What! No meat? Veggie Mark tells all
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4 A town called Hamilton. Leigh tells us about his hometown in Oz
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3 The beautiful game. Richard is questioned on his love of football. Which do you think is his favourite team?
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2 The Isle of Man. What's so special about the Isle of Man?
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1 Richard's family. Richard describes some family photos
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