Speak UP Radio Vol.210 (2020.03.27)
今回のテーマは「 Pronunciation 」（発音）
With the new school year just around the corner in Japan, we wanted to talk about something that is probably on many students' minds. Higher Education! This episode also includes a great debate about going to University or College!
Speak UP Radio Vol.210 (2020.03.20)
今回のテーマは「 Pronunciation 」（発音）
There are many things needed to speak a new language. Today we go over difficult sounds in Japanese, why pronunciation is important, tips on getting better and we even play a fun game.
Speak UP Radio Vol.209 (2020.03.13)
今回のテーマは「 Masks 」（マスク）
In this episode, we talk all about masks; Why people wear them, wearing them the right way and we even debate whether they work or not. We got it all covered in this episode!
Speak UP Radio Vol.208 (2020.03.06)
今回のテーマは「 Happiness 」（幸福）
In this episode, we talk about what happiness is and what it isn't. We also give ways you can become happy and also try to make each other happy with a present exchange game.
Speak UP Radio Vol.207 (2020.02.28)
今回のテーマは「 Winter Sports 」（冬のスポーツ）
In this episode, we talk about skiing and snowboarding in Japan, our experiences skiing and snowboarding and and we debate about whether skiing is better than snowboarding.
Speak UP Radio Vol.206 (2020.02.21)
今回のテーマは「 Auctions 」（オークション）
Do you like auctions? It can be a great place to find some gems but you have to be careful when bidding. We explain the types of auctions, our personal experience with auctions and we debate if auctions are good or bad.
Speak UP Radio Vol.205 (2020.02.14)
今回のテーマは「 Beauty 」（美）
In this episode, we talk about the standards of beauty in Japan and America and discuss whether or not it is necessary to be beautiful. This is a beautiful episode with a beautiful ending!
Speak UP Radio Vol.204 (2020.02.07)
今回のテーマは「 English in 2020 」（2020年に向けての英語）
Today we go over a bunch of great points that will help you improve your English for 2020. We hope you get a lot out of this one.
Speak UP Radio Vol.203 (2020.01.31)
今回のテーマは「 Japanese New Year's Customs 」（日本のお正月の習慣）
In Japan the New Year's holiday is probably one of the longest and most important. But how do people spend the time? In this episode we talk about Osechi Ryouri, going out on New Year's and we also debate about the Japanese lucky bags known as Fukubukuro! Welcome to 2020!
Speak UP Radio Vol.202 (2019.12.27)
今回のテーマは「 Santa Claus 」（サンタさん）
During this holiday seasson there are so many things that revolve around Santa Claus. In this episode we talk about writting a wish list, meeting father Christmas and we have a debate about is Santa is real or fake!
Speak UP Radio Vol.201 (2019.12.20)
今回のテーマは「 Cookies 」（クッキー）
In this episode, we talk all about the cookies we love and how we eat them. We also try cookies with various Japanese drinks besides milk and debate whether it's better to bake or buy cookies. This is a yummy episode!
Speak UP Radio Vol.200 (2019.12.13)
今回のテーマは「 Senpai Kohai Culture 」（先輩後輩関係）
This episode is special for two reasons. One we have our good friends Sota and Nate of 台本なし英会話レッスン in the studio! And two, this is episode 200! Hear the four of us talk about the good and bad points of senpai kohai culture.
Speak UP Radio Vol.199 (2019.12.06)
今回のテーマは「 Talking to Foreigners 」（外国人と会話する時）
In this episode, we give some great points on how to approach foreigners in English and ways to communicate better. If you want to improve your communication, help tourists and make foreign friends, this episode is for you!
Speak UP Radio Vol.198 (2019.11.29)
今回のテーマは「 Socks 」（靴下）
I'm sure you don't think twice about how important your socks are. In this episode we talk about the culture of socks in North America and Japan. We even have a debate about if you should sleep with your socks on or off!
Speak UP Radio Vol.197 (2019.11.22)
今回のテーマは「 Laughter 」（笑い声）
In this episode, we talk about how important laughing is and how it can make our lives better. This one is a funny one so laugh along with us
Speak UP Radio Vol.196 (2019.11.15)
今回のテーマは「 Returns 」（返品）
Today we go over the stressful action of returning products in Japan, America and Canada. Join us and possibly learn something new.
Speak UP Radio Vol.195 (2019.11.08)
今回のテーマは「 Motivation 」（モチベーション）
In this episode we talk about getting motivation, keeping motivation and great motivational quotes from famous people. This episode will get your gears going!
Speak UP Radio Vol.194 (2019.11.01)
今回のテーマは「 Monsters 」（モンスター）
In this episode we talk about popular monsters from North America, the world of youkai and we test your knowledge of US monster movies.
Speak UP Radio Vol.193 (2019.10.25)
今回のテーマは「 Halloween Costumes 」（ハロウィンの衣装）
In this episode we talk about popular Halloween costumes, making Halloween costumes from scratch, and debate whether it's better to make or buy Halloween costumes!
Speak UP Radio Vol.192 (2019.10.18)
今回のテーマは「 Rugby 」（ラグビー）
Rugby is all the rave so let's dive deep into the full contact sport of rugby!
Speak UP Radio Vol.191 (2019.10.11)
今回のテーマは「 Hamburgers 」（ハンバーガー）
We talk about Japanese hamburg steaks, hamburgers in Japan and there's even a quiz! This episode is Juicy!
Speak UP Radio Vol.190 (2019.10.04)
今回のテーマは「 Driving in Japan 」（日本での運転）
We talk about what driving in Japan is like through the eyes of two North Americans. Buckle up!
Speak UP Radio Vol.189 (2019.09.27)
今回のテーマは「 SNS Slang 」（SNSで流行ってる言葉）
In this episode we talk about the new language that is being used on SNS, both in English and Japanese. You can also test your knowledge in the quiz as well! It's LIT YO!
Speak UP Radio Vol.188 (2019.09.20)
今回のテーマは「 Speed Learning α 」（スピードラーニングα）
We answer the big question of learning from listening and showcase the Speed Learning α app! It's a great tool to improve your English level.
Speak UP Radio Vol.187 (2019.09.13)
今回のテーマは「 Hollywood Celebrities 」（ハリウッドセレブ）
In this episode we dive deep into the world of Hollywood celebrities. We discuss what makes a celebrity, the difiiculties of being a celebrity and even try to give our best celebrity impressions! Today is a rollercoaster of emotions!
Speak UP Radio Vol.186 (2019.09.06)
今回のテーマは「 Watermelon 」（スイカ）
Let's talk watermelon and what makes it so special in Japan. We even try some new ways to eat it! Take a bite out of this episode all about watermelon!
Speak UP Radio Vol.185 (2019.08.30)
今回のテーマは「 Kendama 」（けん玉）
In this episode, we talk about Japan's famous skill toy, Kendama! It has our thoughts, interviews with Pro players and a quiz! We get deep!
Speak UP Radio Vol.184 (2019.08.23)
今回のテーマは「 Obon 」（お盆）
In this episode, we talk about Obon and why it is so important in Japanese culture. We get deep in this one!.
Speak UP Radio Vol.183 (2019.08.09)
今回のテーマは「 Lost and Found 」（遺失物）
In this episode we talk about losing items, finding items and there is also a quiz! It's a fun one!.
Speak UP Radio Vol.182 (2019.08.02)
今回のテーマは「 Japanese Idols 」（日本のアイドル）
This episode is all about the world of Japanese idols. Hear what westerners think of them, what a real concert is like and even join us in our idol quiz! Get your pen lights ready.
Speak UP Radio Vol.181 (2019.07.26)
今回のテーマは「 テレビドラマ 」（TV Dramas）
In this episode we talk about dramas in North America and Japan and how you can learn a language by watching TV dramas! It's a fun one!
Speak UP Radio Vol.180 (2019.07.19)
今回のテーマは「 ストリートフード 」（Street Food）
Do you like street food? We talk about what street food we love, why you should eat more street food and we even make our own food truck!
Speak UP Radio Vol.179 (2019.07.12)
今回のテーマは「 アパート 」（Apartments）
Japanese apartments and renting is very different from North America. Find out all about these differences in this episode!
Speak UP Radio Vol.178 (2019.07.05)
今回のテーマは「 タクシー 」（Taxis）
Taxis all over the world help so many people get from point a to point b and with great service. In this episode we talk about the differences of Japanese, American and Canadian taxis and what the future might bring. Buckle up!
Speak UP Radio Vol.177 (2019.06.28)
今回のテーマは「 宇宙人 」（Aliens）
Aliens are a huge topic in pop culture that have an unknown existence in real life. In this episode we talk about belief in aliens, aliens in entertainment and there is also a fun quiz! Have fun listening and may the force be with you.
Speak UP Radio Vol.176 (2019.06.21)
今回のテーマは「 就職活動 」（Job Hunting）
In this day and age we all need money to live. To make that money we all need jobs. In this episode we talk deeply about what we think about the process of job hunting.
Speak UP Radio Vol.175 (2019.06.14)
今回のテーマは「 セキュリティー 」（Security）
Home security and personal security are two of the topics we talk about in this episode. There's also a quiz!
Speak UP Radio Vol.174 (2019.06.07)
今回のテーマは「 健康 」（Health）
How healthy are you? We cover the different corners of how to stay healthy in this episode. Enjoy!
Speak UP Radio Vol.173 (2019.05.31)
今回のテーマは「 テニス 」（Tennis）
Tennis is an extremely popular sport. But why? In this episode, we talk about the popularity of tennis, why tennis is difficult and there's even a quiz! It's a Lovely episode!
Speak UP Radio Vol.172 (2019.05.24)
今回のテーマは「 バーチャルリアリティ 」（Virtual Reality）
Virtual reality is a form of visual technology that can show us a world we've never seen before. In this episode you'll learn about VR, hear our personal experience with it and hear us go head to head in a debate.
Speak UP Radio Vol.171 (2019.05.17)
今回のテーマは「 天皇 」（The Emperor）
Welcome to Reiwa! To celebrate the new era we decided to talk about The Emperor, the different eras, and world history with a quiz!
Speak UP Radio Vol.170 (2019.04.26)
今回のテーマは「 ストリーミングサービス 」（Streaming Services）
We live in the age of streaming services where you can watch whatever you want whenever you want. Hear about some history of streaming and see who can win the debate discussing if streaming is good for us or not.
Speak UP Radio Vol.169 (2019.04.19)
今回のテーマは「 色 」（Color）
In this episode we talk about the different meanings colors have, the most popular colors and we even see if it is possible to hear color! This episode is very colorful!
Speak UP Radio Vol.168 (2019.04.12)
今回のテーマは「 勉強 」（Studying）
What does it mean to study? How important is it to take tests? How is studying in North America different from studying in Japan? We answer all these questions in this episode. Prepare to learn!
Speak UP Radio Vol.167 (2019.04.05)
今回のテーマは「 エープリルフールのドッキリ 」（Pranks）
April Fools! In this episode we talk about the meaning of pranks, types of pranks you can try and there's even a quiz about pranks in history.
Speak UP Radio Vol.166 (2019.03.29)
今回のテーマは「 さくら 」（Cherry Blossoms）
Spring is here and so are the cherry blossoms! We talk about the deep meaning behind sakura, taste some sakura snacks and even have a debate about hanami's pros and cons.
Speak UP Radio Vol.165 (2019.03.22)
今回のテーマは「 アレルギー 」（Allergies）
Pollen is all around and almost everyone is sneazing! What a great time to talk about allergies. In this epiosde you'll hear all about types of allergies, our allergies and some ways that people in Japan stop their allergic reactions.
Speak UP Radio Vol.164 (2019.03.15)
今回のテーマは「 マーケット 」（Markets）
In this episode you'll learn about the different types of markets there are, including markets that we've been to in Canada and America. You'll even learn how to bargain and haggle your way to a lower price.
Speak UP Radio Vol.163 (2019.03.08)
今回のテーマは「 名前 」（Names）
Names are very important for us and can shape our whole identity! In this episode we talk about the culture of naming, popular family names and there is even a fantastic Quiz!
Speak UP Radio Vol.162 (2019.03.01)
今回のテーマは「 ラーメン 」（Ramen）
Ramen is not just a food it's a way of life! We talk about different types of ramen, why slurping is important and we answer your questions about this lovely noodle.
Speak UP Radio Vol.161 (2019.02.22)
今回のテーマは「 大相撲 」（Sumo）
In this episode we talk about sumo in North America, Sumo in Japan, and MJ tests his Sumo knowledge in the quiz. Listen in and play along!
Speak UP Radio Vol.160 (2019.02.15)
今回のテーマは「 rバレンタインデー講座 」（Valentine's Day Tips）
What kind of gift should I get? How do I get my crush to notice me? What should I do if they reject me? We answer all these question in this episode. So get ready to make the most out of this lovely holiday.
Speak UP Radio Vol.159 (2019.02.08)
今回のテーマは「 寒波 」（Cold Spell）
It's cold isn't it? In this episode we talk about how the different ways to stay warm in Japan and North America. We even debate the benefits of eating Nabe! It's a fun one!
Speak UP Radio Vol.158 (2018.12.28)
今回のテーマは「 カラオケ 」（Karaoke）
Karaoke is more then just a hobby, it's a lifestyle. In this episode we talk about the differences of karaoke in North America and Japan, our personal experiences and we even create a karaoke game! Also this is our last episode until February 2019. See you next year!
Speak UP Radio Vol.157 (2018.12.21)
今回のテーマは「 掃除 」（Cleaning）
In this episode we are joined by Nate and Sota of the 台本無し英会話レッスン podcast to talk about cleaning in Japan! We even go head to head in a debate! Who will win? 台本なし英会話レッスン invited us to be on their show too so check out their channel and subscribe!
Speak UP Radio Vol.156 (2018.12.14)
今回のテーマは「 ギャンブル 」（Gambling）
Is gambling in Japan the same as in North America? Does MJ or Adam like gambling? Is gambling good for you?! Listen to this episode to learn the answers.
Speak UP Radio Vol.155 (2018.12.07)
今回のテーマは「 時間管理 」（Time Management）
In this episode we talk about daily planners, how we manage time and what not to do to manage time effectively.
Speak UP Radio Vol.154 (2018.11.30)
今回のテーマは「 通勤 ● 通学 」（Commuting）
In this episode we talk about how commuting long distance is bad for you and what to do to survive your daily commute.
Speak UP Radio Vol.153 (2018.11.23)
今回のテーマは「 日本語むずかしい〜 」（Japanese Words）
From years of studying Japanese we found that there are so many words that are difficult but unique to the language. Hear us dive deep into the world of Japanese language.
Speak UP Radio Vol.152 (2018.11.16)
今回のテーマは「 なまり 」（Accents）
In this episode find out what our favorite accent is, how to speak without an accent and see if you can recognize the accent in our quiz!
Speak UP Radio Vol.151 (2018.11.09)
今回のテーマは「 イライラのもと 」（Pet Peeves）
In this episode you can lean what a pet peeve is, what are the most common ones, how to deal with them and our personal pet peeves.
Speak UP Radio Vol.150 (2018.11.02)
今回のテーマは「 署名 」（Signatures）
Signatures are used almost every day as a proof or a person's identity. So what is the difference between a signature and a hanko? Find out in this episode.
Speak UP Radio Vol.149 (2018.10.26)
今回のテーマは「 お菓子 」（Candy）
At the heart of all kids is a sweeth tooth... but how about a savory tooth? Hear us talk about candy and even taste some retro candy from Japan.
Speak UP Radio Vol.148 (2018.10.19)
今回のテーマは「 セーター 」（Sweaters）
It's getting cold outside and that means that it's time to wear sweaters! In this episode we talk about types of sweaters, our favorite sweaters and the pros and cons of Sweaters!
Speak UP Radio Vol.147 (2018.10.12)
今回のテーマは「 サンドイッチ 」（Sandwiches）
Sandwiches are a big deal in the diet of people in North America. We talk about the differences of sandwiches in Japan and North America as well as quiz MJ about crazy sandwich names.
Speak UP Radio Vol.146 (2018.10.05)
今回のテーマは「 インスタグラム 」（Instagram）
One of the biggest trends to hit social media is posting photos online and sharing them around the world! A great way to do that is though a popular platform called Instagram! But what is it exactly? This is the question we try to answer in this episode. Join us!
Speak UP Radio Vol.145 (2018.09.28)
今回のテーマは「 お金 」（Money）
The image of money in Japan is a bit different than in other countries. What would you do if you were rich for a day? Which is better to pay for stuff? Cash or credit? Hear us talk about these things in this episode!
Speak UP Radio Vol.144 (2018.09.21)
今回のテーマは「 コンビニ 」（Convenience Stores）
What makes convenient stores truly "convenient"? This is a question we figure out as we discuss the differences in the convenience stores here in Japan and the ones back home. It's a very eye-opening episode. Please join us!
Speak UP Radio Vol.143 (2018.09.14)
今回のテーマは「 昔の遊び 」（Traditional Japanese Toys）
In this episode we dive deep into the world of traditional Japanese toys. Which one is your favorite?
Speak UP Radio Vol.142 (2018.09.07)
今回のテーマは「 洗濯 」（Laundry）
What is the differences between doing laundry in North America and in Japan? Find out the answer to this question and more by joining us in this episode!
Speak UP Radio Vol.141 (2018.08.31)
今回のテーマは「 あの世 」（The Afterlife）
What really happens to us when we die? Do we go to heaven or hell? Do we come back to life? Do we disappear into the cosmos? Hear us dive deep into what we think the afterlife may be like.