Today, on the DailyCast: our final episode.
It’s Friday, and you’re listening to the DailyCast from ESLnewscast.com. I’m Cory Renzella, and thank you for listening.
“All good things must come to an end.”
That’s a famous quote from hundreds of years ago, and it just means that eventually, everything ends, including all good things.
For more than a year, ESLnewscast.com has been a good thing for me. And I hope that it has been a good thing for you, too.
In January of last year, I was studying Chinese and searching for a Chinese podcast that I could use to practice my listening skills. I was hoping to find one that used news stories, since I’m really interested in the news. But it was not very easy finding a podcast that was both interesting and helpful.
And that made me think: are there any podcasts out there that use news stories to help people learn English? I discovered that there were, and I found some that were okay. But I thought that I could create one that would be even better than just “okay”, and that’s why I began producing the ESLnewscast.com podcast.
Well, a year and a half – and 180 episodes – later, ESLnewscast.com is ending. This is a very bittersweet, or both happy and sad, day for me. It’s a happy day, because I feel very lucky to have had the enjoyable experience of writing and recording podcasts for all of you, and I hope that I have helped many of you with your English skills. But it’s also a sad day for me, because I will really miss all of that.
I’m ending the podcast, because producing, or making, a high-quality podcast takes a lot of time. And unfortunately, a lot of time is something that I don’t have right now. So as I said, I’m sad to say that today’s episode is our final one.
But even though the podcast is ending, I’m not disappearing! What I mean is, I still care about helping you improve your English. So, if you ever have any questions about English, you can email me at Cory@ESLnewscast.com, and I will try to help. That’s C-o-r-y at ESLnewscast.com.
Also, if you would like to listen to any of our previous 179 episodes, you can find all of them on our website. And if you have an Apple device, you can still download the last 100 episodes directly from iTunes.
Since ESLnewscast.com began, almost every word that I’ve spoken in the podcast has first been proofread, or checked for errors, by my parents. They are fantastic proofreaders, so I’d like to thank them for the many hours of unpaid work that they’ve done.
And of course, I’d like to thank all of you for listening to and supporting ESLnewscast.com.
Learning a language is not easy, but it’s a great thing to do. So, keep working hard on improving your English skills. Again, if you ever have a question about English, then you can send me an email.
I hope that ESLnewscast.com has been “Your English Window to the World”, and I hope that wherever you are in the world, you have a good day. Thanks for listening, and perhaps I’ll talk to you again sometime in the future. Bye-bye.