This episode of Carioca Connection discusses Brazilian superstitions and New Year's traditions. Alexia and Foster talk about their personal experiences and beliefs surrounding the new year, including wearing specific colors for different intentions and performing rituals like taking a salt bath. They also mention their plans to join Cristiano Ronaldo's gym, CR7 Fitness, and share their excitement for group classes and the sense of community. Overall, the episode explores the cultural aspects and personal perspectives related to the transition into a new year.
In this episode, Alexia and Foster discuss their New Year's resolutions to join a gym and improve their physical fitness. They talk about their motivations, goals, and the challenges they anticipate. They also mention Cristiano Ronaldo's gym and the classes they plan to take. The episode ends with a humorous note about the possibility of not surviving their fitness journey. Join them as they embark on their fitness adventure in 2023!
In this episode, Alexia and Foster discuss their experience at the gym. They talk about the lack of a water fountain, the use of a modern app to track their progress, and Alexia's functional training class. They emphasize the importance of showing up and taking the first step towards achieving your goals. Overall, it's a fun and informative episode about fitness and health.
The episode discusses allergies and the hosts' personal experiences with them. They talk about different types of allergies, such as food, respiratory, and skin allergies. They also mention the importance of seeing an allergist and learning the necessary vocabulary to explain symptoms to a doctor. The hosts emphasize the significance of maintaining a healthy immune system and balancing physical and mental health. Overall, the episode provides insights into allergies and offers tips for better health.
In this episode, Foster and Alexia discuss the reality show "Love is Blind Brazil". They talk about the concept of the show, where people get to know each other without seeing each other, and the journey they go through to find love. They also share their thoughts on the physicality and friendliness of Brazilians, and how watching Brazilian series helps them stay connected to their culture. They end the episode with a reminder to continue listening to Carioca Connection and join the Carioca Connection Club for live classes.
The hosts, Alexia and Foster, play a game where they test each other's knowledge of Brazilian Portuguese abbreviations commonly used in text messages and social media. They go through various abbreviations like VC (you), TB (also), BJ (kiss), PFV (please), ADD (add), SLA (I don't know), SDDS (I miss you), VDD (truth), and OBG (thank you). The episode is filled with humor and banter between the hosts as they navigate through the abbreviations and their meanings.
In this episode, Alexia and Foster record outdoors in a park in Portugal. They describe their surroundings and discuss the Serralves park and museum. They also talk about the importance of describing your environment as a language learning practice. The episode is filled with interesting details about the park and provides a fun and informative conversation about language learning.
This podcast episode discusses the pros and cons of city life, with Foster and Alexia sharing their experiences living in Porto, Portugal. They talk about the importance of green spaces, parks, and nature in urban areas, and how it can positively impact mental health. They also mention the challenges of living in a big city and the desire to explore more of what Porto has to offer. Overall, it's a conversation about finding a balance between urban life and the need for nature and outdoor spaces.
This podcast episode discusses the pronunciation of the letter X in Brazilian Portuguese. The hosts explain that the pronunciation of X can vary depending on the region and provide examples of different sounds it can make. They categorize the different pronunciations into four groups: /SH/, /KS/, /S/, and /Z/. Listeners will learn how to pronounce words starting with X, words with X between vowels, and words with X that sound like /S/ or /Z/. The hosts also mention some exceptions and provide examples of words for each pronunciation group.
This episode of Carioca Connection features Tim Bernardes, a Brazilian singer-songwriter who recently embarked on a solo career. The hosts discuss their initial impressions of Tim's music, their experience attending one of his shows, and their favorite songs by him. They describe Tim's talent as a musician and his ability to evoke emotions through his compositions. The hosts encourage listeners to give Tim's music a chance, even if it's not their usual genre, as they believe many people will enjoy it. They also mention that Tim is currently on tour in the United States and Europe.
This podcast episode is an introduction to Fernando Pessoa, a renowned Portuguese poet. The host discusses Pessoa's unique writing style and his use of heteronyms, which are different personalities he created for his writings. The episode also touches on Pessoa's reserved personal life and his extensive collection of unpublished works. Overall, it provides a brief overview of Pessoa's life and his significant contributions to Portuguese literature.
This podcast episode discusses the beauty of Brazilian Portuguese and the process of language acquisition. It explores how children effortlessly learn language and highlights the central role of language in human communication. The episode also touches on the linguistic diversity in Brazil and the historical development of the Portuguese language in the country. Overall, it provides an interesting perspective on the complexity and uniqueness of Brazilian Portuguese.
The podcast episode discusses AI (artificial intelligence) and its impact. The hosts explore the positive uses of AI, such as time management and generating new ideas. They also discuss concerns about losing analytical thinking and the potential for AI to replace human tasks. Overall, they see AI as a helpful tool when used appropriately.
This episode of Carioca Connection discusses the use of ChatGPT and how it can be used to create new content. Foster and Alexia explore Rio de Janeiro slang words and expressions, such as "malandro" (a person who can't be fully trusted), "passar a perna" (to trick someone), "firmeza" (alright), "tá de bobeira" (just hanging around), and more. They also discuss the differences between carioca and paulistano slang. It's an entertaining and informative episode that will teach you some fun Brazilian Portuguese expressions.
This episode of Carioca Connection is about dreams and sleep. Foster and Alexia discuss their experiences with dreaming and share a crazy dream Alexia had. They talk about the difference between dreams and nightmares, and Alexia's tendency to help strangers on the street. The dream involves Alexia encountering a famous British person who is high and needing assistance. They also mention the importance of expressing your unconscious through dreams and how it can be a useful way to practice Portuguese. Overall, it's an interesting and entertaining conversation about dreams and sleep.
This episode of Carioca Connection is a continuation of the previous one, focusing on sleep-related vocabulary. Alexia and Foster discuss various aspects of sleep, including expressions for feeling sleepy, insomnia, snoring, and yawning. They also share personal experiences and anecdotes related to sleep. Overall, it's an engaging and informative conversation that sheds light on the topic of sleep in Portuguese.
In this episode, Alexia and Foster discuss procrastination and its causes. They talk about the fear of failure and perfectionism as two common reasons for procrastinating. They share personal examples and insights into how these factors affect their lives. Tune in to learn more about the challenges of procrastination and how it can vary between personal and professional contexts.
In this episode of Carioca Connection, Alexia and Foster continue their discussion on procrastination. They talk about the lack of motivation and poor time management as causes of procrastination. They share personal examples and discuss the concept of overload. Stay tuned for the next episode where they will continue the conversation. Don't procrastinate, listen now!
This episode of Carioca Connection discusses procrastination, focusing on decision-making paralysis and distractions. Alexia and Foster share their personal experiences and provide tips on how to stay productive while dealing with these challenges. They also discuss the differences between distractions and necessary breaks. Overall, it's a lighthearted conversation that offers insights into managing productivity and avoiding procrastination.
In this episode, Alexia and Foster announce the first episode of "Cozinhem com o Carioca Connection" (Cook with Carioca Connection). They discuss their perspectives on cooking and why they do or don't enjoy it. Alexia admits that she doesn't like cooking and prefers to cook with someone else. Foster shares his love for experimenting in the kitchen. They also mention their live class on kitchen vocabulary and express their interest in receiving a kitchen robot. Stay tuned for the next episode where they will talk more about their favorite aspects of cooking and how to incorporate them into their lives.
In this episode of Cooking with Carioca Connection, Alexia and Foster discuss the benefits of cooking and share their personal experiences. They talk about how cooking with love makes the food taste better, the importance of side dishes, and the convenience of kitchen robots like the Bimby. They also mention the deliciousness of fresh pasta and recommend a local pasta factory in Porto. Overall, they emphasize that cooking can be enjoyable, healthy, and a way to bring people together.
In this episode of Carioca Connection, Alexia and Foster focus on cooking vocabulary. They provide translations and example sentences for words like "to cut into cubes," "to slice," "to grate," and more. They also share some personal cooking experiences and discuss the meanings of different cooking techniques. It's a fun and informative episode for anyone interested in expanding their Portuguese vocabulary related to cooking.
The hosts discuss their favorite TV show, Ted Lasso, and why they love it. They talk about how the characters are relatable, the topics covered in the series, and the feel-good nature of the show. They recommend watching Ted Lasso and invite listeners to share their thoughts on the series.
The podcast episode is about Brazilian Valentine's Day, which is celebrated on June 12th. The hosts discuss the origins of this date and their plans for celebrating it. They also talk about giving gifts and the pleasure of giving meaningful presents. Overall, it's a lighthearted and humorous conversation about the Brazilian Valentine's Day tradition.
The hosts discuss the Netflix series "O Diplomata" (The Diplomat) and their fascination with spy-themed shows. They talk about the main characters, the production, and their personal opinions on the series. They recommend it for those who enjoy quick and entertaining shows in the espionage genre. The hosts also mention other similar series like "Homeland" and "The Americans." Overall, they give it a rating of 7.5 out of 10 and express their intention to watch the second season.
In this episode of Carioca Connection, Alexia and Foster discuss the series "Daisy Jones & the Six." They talk about their thoughts on the show, the music, the characters, and the 70s rock and roll vibe. They also mention the author, Taylor Jenkins Reid, and her other books. Overall, they highly recommend the series to music lovers and fans of the Fleetwood Mac. It's a fun and enjoyable watch!
In this episode of Carioca Connection, Alexia and Foster discuss the concepts of "overrated" and "underrated." They explain that "overrated" means something is highly valued or praised more than it should be, while "underrated" means something is not given enough recognition or value. They also mention that there is no specific word in Portuguese for something that is considered just right or appropriate. The hosts provide examples and discuss their opinions on movies and other topics. Overall, it's a fun and informative episode where you can learn about these English expressions and how they are used in Portuguese.
In this episode of Carioca Connection, Alexia and Foster play a game of "overrated vs. underrated" in Portuguese. They discuss various topics such as cheeseburgers, Paris, bacon, surprise parties, and costume parties. You'll learn their opinions on these topics and get a glimpse into their dynamic and humorous conversations.
The episode discusses the versatile verb "ficar" in Portuguese. It covers various meanings and uses of the verb, such as staying, location, and romantic relationships. You will learn how to use "ficar" in different contexts, including its informal usage for hooking up and dating. The hosts also share their personal experiences and opinions related to the verb. Overall, it's an informative and entertaining episode about the many facets of the verb "ficar" in Brazilian Portuguese.
This episode of Carioca Connection is about Foster's meditation retreat. Foster talks about his interest in meditation and his experience attending a meditation workshop over the weekend. He shares his reasons for attending the workshop and the diverse group of participants he encountered. Foster describes the location of the retreat and how he felt afterwards. Alexia also shares her perspective on meditation and why she is not ready to attend a retreat at the moment. Overall, it's an interesting episode that provides insights into the world of meditation and personal experiences with it.
This episode of Carioca Connection discusses the concept of "Beginner's Mind" and its application to meditation and life. Foster shares the main points he learned from his meditation course, including constant learning, curiosity, letting go of judgments, living in the present moment, and not creating expectations. Alexia and Foster discuss the challenges of implementing these principles in their own lives. Overall, the episode explores the importance of self-awareness, curiosity, and flexibility in finding happiness and personal growth.
This episode discusses the challenges of working remotely and provides tips for creating a healthier work environment. The hosts share their experiences and offer advice on staying productive and taking care of your physical well-being while working from home. They discuss the importance of movement, investing in ergonomic devices, and finding a balance between work and personal life. Overall, it's a helpful conversation for anyone working remotely.
This episode of Carioca Connection is about work-life balance. Alexia and Foster discuss the challenges of working remotely and share tips for staying healthy and setting boundaries. They emphasize the importance of knowing your limits and prioritizing tasks. Alexia also talks about her personal checklist and the benefits of sharing it with her partner. Overall, the episode provides insights into maintaining a healthy work-life balance and offers practical advice for listeners.
This episode of Carioca Connection is about the origin of "pastel de feira," a popular Brazilian street food. Alexia and Foster discuss how the pastel was brought to Brazil by Japanese immigrants and became a beloved snack. They talk about the different fillings and variations of the pastel, including the "pastel de vento" (empty pastel). Alexia shares that her favorite filling is pizza, while Foster prefers doce de leite (sweet milk). Overall, it's a fun and informative episode about this delicious Brazilian treat.
This episode of the Carioca Connection podcast discusses the Brazilian expression "Maria vai com as outras," which means someone who always follows the crowd and lacks their own opinions. The hosts explain the origin of the expression and share personal experiences related to it. They also discuss the influence of social media on people's tendency to conform and not think for themselves. Overall, it's an interesting and relatable conversation about individuality and the importance of forming one's own opinions.
In this episode, Foster and Alexia discuss the expression "fazer vaquinha" (to make a little cow), which originated from the game of "jogo do bicho" (illegal lottery/gambling game) in Brazil. They explain how fans of Vasco da Gama, a Brazilian football club, would pool money together to pay the players. Nowadays, "fazer vaquinha" is used to refer to crowdfunding for various purposes. They also touch on the illegality of "jogo do bicho" and bingo in Brazil. Overall, it's an entertaining and informative episode about Brazilian culture and expressions.
This episode of Carioca Connection is a special one as it celebrates Brazilian Independence Day. Alexia and Foster discuss the significance of this day, the history behind it, and their personal experiences with the holiday. They touch on topics such as Dom Pedro I, the "Dia do Fico," the Brazilian flag, and the lack of grand celebrations compared to other countries. It's a lighthearted and informative conversation that gives insight into the Brazilian perspective on Independence Day.
This episode of Carioca Connection is part of a mini-series about Brazilian expressions. The expression discussed in this episode is "pão duro," which means stingy or tight-fisted. The hosts explain the origin of the expression, which comes from a beggar in Rio de Janeiro who was later discovered to be wealthy. They give examples of how to use the expression and discuss the difference between being frugal and being stingy. Overall, it's a fun and informative episode about a common Brazilian expression.
This episode of Carioca Connection discusses the expression "quinto dos infernos," which means "go to hell" or "in the middle of nowhere." The hosts explain that the expression originated from the time of the Portuguese crown in Brazil, where miners had to pay a fifth of their earnings as taxes. They also talk about the historical context of Brazil's colonization and the relationship between Portugal and England. The hosts provide examples of how the expression is used today and discuss its meaning. Overall, it's an entertaining and informative episode that explores the origins and usage of a popular Brazilian expression.
Alexia and Foster discuss their experience with COVID-19, sharing their symptoms and how they felt during the illness. They also mention the end of the season and emphasize the importance of taking precautions and getting vaccinated.