ESLnewscast.com’s Final Episode – DailyCast for Friday

August 16, 2013 — 14 Comments

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.

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14 responses to ESLnewscast.com’s Final Episode – DailyCast for Friday

  1. I appreciate that your website that give me a lot of very good resources to practice my English . Thank you very much!

  2. Muchas gracias!! espero saber pronto de usted, yo me uní hace 3 episodios y estaba muy contento. Great job! Bye-bye

  3. I knew the website few weeks ago. It is sad that today is the final episode…
    but I learned a lot from your dailynews podcast! Thank you for creating this wonderful website!
    Bye Bye!!!

  4. Hello, Cory Renzella:

    When I drove to work and heard your Friday’s episode in the morning.
    I was really shock about your announcement.
    Because ESLnewscast is one of best podcast I really like to listen every day.
    I also follow your recommendation read out to improve my pronunciation.
    So I not prepare enough to improve my English without your podcast.
    For me this is not bittersweet situation, but I really want to say thank you to you and your parents for everyone you done for listener.
    The hardest thing for me is I want to say a lot about how much I improving from your podcast but the only word I can use is thank you.
    I truly hope you and your family have a healthily, happy, and well-being life.
    And I could listen to your podcast in someday.

    Your truly listener
    Paul

  5. Sorry, I notice that I wrote some words wrong.
    … recommendation which I read out to…
    …you and your parents for everything you done for listener.
    This is mot bittersweet situation for me but I really …
    the only word I can use just two words “thank you”.
    And I wish I could listen to …

    Wow, a lot of mistakes.
    Just likes what I say, I really need your podcast to improving my English.

  6. Thank you all for the very nice comments! I really appreciate your kind words!

  7. I’m really sorry to find out this is your final episode.
    I can easily imagine how you and your parents put a lot of efforts in creating this site.
    Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart and I promise I never give up learning English.
    I hope you take a rest for a while and enjoy doing what you have in mind!
    Hiromi

  8. Hi Cory !
    Thanks for all your hard work. You did such a good job of finding and creating interesting content and making it easy for us to listen and understand. I’m sad that you are ending your podcast because it is so outstanding !!! Good luck with what lies ahead for you !!!
    Diane Wallis
    ESL Instructor at City College of San Francisco

  9. Thanks a lot, I appreciate your help.

  10. Maxim Chernozubov October 8, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Wish u all the best! And thnks so much for your work!

  11. Hi, I just came across this site, I think it is excellent, with great content and slow, clear speaking. I hope someone else comes along to do something similar to this. If there are ESL learners who read news in English, I started a small blog that provides explanations of one top news story a week, at esl7090.com. Best, -Charlie

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