D2B 199 – Stephen Devincenzi from SEND7 

12/24/2021 – Skip Montreux speaks with Stephen Devincenzi – the founder and host of the English learning podcast SEND7 – Simple English News Daily in 7 Minutes. Stephen tells Skip about his experiences learning Spanish and French, and how they motivated him to start the SEND7 podcast.

D2B 196 – Black Friday – the mother of all sales (redux)

11/23/2021 – In this rebroadcast of D2B 146, Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega talk about the history of this annual sales event.

D2B 194 – Homeless students & Anime internships (unplugged)

11/17/2021 – Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega discuss two news stories that have recently caught their attention. Samantha talks about help for homeless university students in the USA, and Skip reports on an anime animator internship program sponsored by Netflix in Japan.

D2B 193 – COP26

11/8/2021 – Dez Morgan fills in Skip Montreux on what is happening on the ground in Glasgow, Scotland at the United Nations Climate Change Conference – otherwise known as COP26. 

Frances Haugen & Mark Zuckerberg

D2B 190 – Facebook under fire … again

10/13/2021 – Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega discuss the recent whistleblower leaks coming out of Facebook. 

D2B 189 – Vertical Farming

9/30/2021 – Skip Montreux and Dez Morgan explore the relatively new concept of Vertical Farming. What are the advantages and disadvantages of farming this way? Is it the future of commercial agriculture?

D2B 187 – Ten Years of Tim Cook

9/8/2021 – Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega take a look at Tim Cook’s career. What did he do before he joined Apple? How did he become Apple’s CEO? How has Apple grown under 10 years of Tim Cook as CEO?

D2B 186 – China’s regulation crackdown

4/5/2022 – Skip Montreux and Dez Morgan discuss the various regulations the Chinese government has introduced over the past year. What is behind this trend to regulate different sectors of the Chinese economy?

D2B 185 – Scarlett Johansson vs. Disney

8/21/2021 – Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega discuss Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit against Disney over the release of Marvel’s Black Widow. Why did she file this lawsuit? What was Disney’s reaction?

D2B 184 – Whisky – The Water of Life

8/13/2021 – Dez Morgan and Skip Montreux report on the rebirth of the Whisky industry in Scotland, the history of whisky in Japan, and developments in the nascent whisky industry in China. They also get to the bottom of why this spirit is spelled ‘w-h-i-s-k-y’ in some regions, and ‘w-h-i-s-k-e-y’ in others.

D2B 181 – Aviation & Aerospace Industry Update

7/15/2021 – Skip Montreux and Dez Morgan talk about recent developments in the aviation and aerospace industry. Will supersonic air travel be back in business soon? And what is up with Jeff Bezos going to space?!

D2B 180 – Career Profile – Marie Ohashi

6/24/2021 – Marie Ohashi, Executive Director of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan, talks to Skip Montreux about a career path that has taken her from Japan to Canada to the UAE and back to Japan.

D2B 179 – The Global Minimum Corporate Tax

6/15/2021 – Skip Montreux and Dez Morgan take a close look at the agreement reached between the G7 on setting a global minimum tax rate for multinational corporations.

D2B 177 – The European Super League

5/14/2021 – Dez Morgan explains all the details surrounding the recent European Super League Controversy to Skip Montreux.

D2B 176 – Non Fungible Tokens

5/1/2021 – Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega explain Non Fungible Tokens. What are NFTs? How do they work? Do they have any real value?

D2B 175 – Bottlenecks & Choke Points

5/23/2021 – Skip Montreux and Dez Morgan talk about the Suez Canal incident and its impact on the global supply chain.

D2B 173 – Amazon vs. Parler

2/23/2021 – Samantha Vega and Skip Montreux discuss the recent lawsuit between Amazon and Parler. Is this a case of Big Tech. censorship? Or is Amazon being socially responsible?

D2B 172 – UK update from Dez Morgan 

2/5/2021 – We touch base with our long lost cohost – Mr. Dez Morgan. He gives us an update on what he has been doing since returning to the UK from the UAE in 2019, the COVID-19 situation in the UK, and the recently agreed upon Brexit deal.

D2B 171 – Blowing in the Wind – the wind energy industry

1/18/2021 – Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega take a look at the history of the wind power industry, discuss whether it is as environmentally friendly as it claims, and report on why competition is heating up in this energy sector.