S08:E01 — Brazilian superstitions & New Year’s traditions
In the first episode of Season 8, we ring in the New Year talking about Brazilian traditions and superstitions.
January 5, 2023
S08:E02 — New Year’s Resolutions and how to set goals in Brazilian Portuguese
In this episode, Alexia and Foster talk about New Year’s Resolutions and how to set goals in Brazilian Portuguese.
January 12, 2023
S08:E03 — Going to the gym & essential fitness vocabulary
2023 is the year that Alexia is going to get in good physical shape. We talk about Alexia’s experience going to the gym and the essential fitness vocabulary to sound Brazilian.
January 19, 2023
S08:E04 — Medical situations in Portuguese
In this episode, we talk about Foster’s allergic reaction, allergies in general, and how to prepare for a visit to the doctor in Brazilian Portuguese.
January 26, 2023
S08:E05 — Love is Blind Brazil
Alexia and Foster just finished the second season of Love is Blind Brazil. Without giving any spoilers, they talk about some of the benefits of watching Brazilian reality shows to improve your Portuguese.
February 2, 2023
S08:E06 — Brazilian Portuguese abbreviations in 2023
Alexia puts Foster’s Portuguese to the test with a rapid-fire quiz. Learn about some of the most important Brazilian Portuguese abbreviations that you need to know in 2023.
February 9, 2023
S08:E07 — A day in the park to improve your Portuguese
Alexia and Foster are recording live from one of their favorite parks in Portugal and giving some tips about how to improve your Brazilian Portuguese no matter where you are.
February 16, 2023
S08:E08 — The pros and cons of city life
In today’s episode, Foster rants about his misgivings about living in a big city while Alexia politely corrects his Portuguese.
February 23, 2023
S08:E09 — How to pronounce the letter X in Brazilian Portuguese
In this episode, Alexia and Foster talk about the many different pronunciations of the letter X in Brazilian Portuguese. This is one of the most difficult sounds for Portuguese learners, so understanding some of the pronunciation rules will massively improve your Brazilian Portuguese. Enjoy!
March 2, 2023
S08:E10 — Tim Bernardes
In this week’s episode, Alexia and Foster talk about one of the most amazing Brazilian Portuguese shows they have seen in a long time. Listen & improve your Portuguese with the talented Brazilian artist Tim Bernardes.
March 9, 2023
S08:E11 — An introduction to Fernando Pessoa
Marco Antonio returns to the show to give us a primer on one of the most influential authors in the Portuguese language — Fernando Pessoa.
March 16, 2023
S08:E12 — The Beauty of Brazilian Portuguese
Today's episode is the first installment of a series exploring the beauty of Brazilian Portuguese. We start with the new book, Latím em Pó, where linguist & translator Caetano Galindo takes a deep dive into the complicated history of the Brazilian Portuguese we know and love today.
March 22, 2023
S08:E13 — How to talk about AI in Brazilian Portuguese
In this episode, Alexia and Foster talk about the AI revolution in Brazilian Portuguese.
March 30, 2023
S08:E14 — Slang from the robots of Rio de Janeiro
In this episode of Carioca Connection, Alexia and Foster ask the robots to provide some of the best, most authentic slang from Rio de Janeiro. To our surprise, we learned a lot of useful Brazilian Portuguese phrases and slang. Enjoy!
S08:E15 — Sono e sonhos: Alexia’s crazy dream in Portuguese
In this episode of Carioca Connection, Alexia and Foster talk about dreams and sleep. Alexia shares a hilariously vivid dream, in which she helps a very famous British man find his hotel. They also discuss the importance of sharing your dreams to practice Portuguese and express the unconscious mind.
April 13, 2023
S08:E16 — Learn Portuguese in your sleep
In this episode of Carioca Connection, Alexia and Foster talk about the importance of sleep, and more importantly, how to talk about all things sleep-related in Brazilian Portuguese. Don't sleep on this one, because you will learn a ton of useful Portuguese phrases & expressions. Enjoy!
April 20, 2023
S08:E17 — Portuguese Procrastination: Overcoming Fear of Failure and Perfectionism
In this episode, Alexia and Foster dive into the world of procrastination, discussing how fear of failure and perfectionism often lead us to put off tasks or actions, even when we know there may be negative consequences. Join them as they share personal experiences and insights on how to tackle these common obstacles in both work and personal life. Don't let procrastination hold you back - tune in and learn how to overcome it!
April 27, 2023
S08:E18 — Cracking the Portuguese Procrastination Puzzle
Welcome back to another episode of Carioca Connection! In this episode, Alexia and Foster continue their discussion on procrastination, exploring the reasons behind it and sharing personal stories. Tune in as they dive into the roles of lack of motivation, poor time management, and task overload in contributing to procrastination. Don't miss out on their helpful insights and tips for overcoming these common obstacles. Get ready to tackle procrastination head-on and boost your productivity! Listen now and join the conversation!
May 4, 2023
S08:E19 — Paralysis Analysis and Distractions
In this episode, Alexia and Foster discuss the difficulties of dealing with procrastination, especially in regards to distractions and decision-making paralysis. They share their personal experiences and discuss how different work environments, such as home office and co-working, can affect productivity and the ability to focus on specific tasks. With tips and examples, this conversation addresses the balance between staying productive and allowing for breaks to avoid distractions.
May 11, 2023
S08:E20 — Cooking with Carioca Connection!
In this episode of Carioca Connection, Alexia and Foster are excited to share a new mini-series, "Cooking with Carioca Connection!" A member of the Carioca Connection Club suggested an episode cooking vocabulary, so we hosted a live class on cooking vocab for CC Club members. The live class inspired us to record an entire seasons about cooking in Brazilian Portuguese. Enjoy!
May 18, 2023
S08:E21 — Benefits of cooking in Brazilian Portuguese
In this episode of Cooking with Carioca Connection, Alexia and Foster continue their discussion on kitchen vocabulary and the joys of cooking. They share their personal experiences and talk about the benefits of cooking, both for your physical and mental health. They also discuss time-saving devices and services, such as the Bimby robot of Portugal and the Always Pan. Tune in to learn more about these helpful tools and how they can make cooking easier and more enjoyable.
May 25, 2023
S08:E22 — Essential Portuguese cooking vocabulary for the Brazilian kitchen
In the final episode of the mini-series "Cooking with Carioca Connection," Alexia and Foster dive deep into the most useful vocabulary. If you plan to travel to Brazil, if you like cooking, or if you simply want to improve your Brazilian Portuguese - you will learn a lot from this episode! Enjoy!
June 1, 2023
Foster reading in Portuguese