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The Earful Tower is a podcast all about France, recorded in Paris. The goal? To figure out France with the help of a new guest each week – from cooks and comedians to TV hosts and tour guides.

The Earful Tower is a podcast all about France, recorded in Paris. The goal? To figure out France with the help of a new guest each week – from cooks and comedians to TV hosts and tour guides.
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The Earful Tower is a podcast all about France, recorded in Paris. The goal? To figure out France with the help of a new guest each week – from cooks and comedians to TV hosts and tour guides.

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English


Episodes

Chatting with a Hemingway at Bar Hemingway

10/14/2019
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Hello everyone! Today's guest is Claudine Hemingway, a relative of famed American writer Ernest Hemingway. Claudine and I met at Bar Hemingway at the Ritz Hotel where we chatted about the bar, Hemingway’s life in Paris, and Claudine’s "Paris with Hemingway" tours. More info on Claudine and her tours via her official website and Instagram: https://www.claudinehemingway.com/about @claudinebleublonderouge Get the discount on French Today: www.frenchtoday.com/earful10 Support The Earful on...

Duration:00:32:42

Opening a craft beer brewery in Paris

10/7/2019
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Hello everyone! Today's guest is Michael Kennedy from Paname Brewing Company, a brewery and tap house in the 19th arrondissement. Michael shares his stories about starting bars in Paris, what makes Paname Brewing Company's beer special, his thoughts on the up and coming neighborhood of Pantin, and more. More info on Paname Brewing Company via the official site here: http://www.panamebrewingcompany.com/en Get the discount on French Today: www.frenchtoday.com/earful10 Support The Earful...

Duration:00:38:28

Secret vineyards of Paris

9/30/2019
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Hello everyone! Today's guest Geoffrey Finch from Paris Wine Walks shares the history of wine in the French capital and his tips on how find the hidden vineyards. More info on Paris Wine Walks via his official site and social media here: https://www.paris-wine-walks.com @pariswinewalks (Instagram) Get the discount on French Today: www.frenchtoday.com/earful10 Support The Earful on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/theearfultower

Duration:00:35:08

How to Shop in Paris

9/23/2019
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Hello everyone! Today special guest Lina Nordin Gee, head of Deuxieme Studios, shares her top tips for where to shop in Paris, from the Grands Magasins, vintage shops, flea markets, and more. More info on Deuxieme Studios via her official site and social media here: https://www.deuxiemestudios.com @deuxiemestudios @parisianpostcards Get the discount on French Today: www.frenchtoday.com/earful10 Support The Earful on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/theearfultower

Duration:00:37:38

Exploring the Marais

9/19/2019
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Hello everyone! This week it's a chat with distinguished author David Downie. I met him in Jardin des Rosiers in the Marais, in the shade of a fig tree. More info on David's work via his official site here: http://www.davidddownie.com/David_D._Downie/ Buy Paris, Paris here: https://amzn.to/2Lv1iSF Support The Earful on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/theearfultower

Duration:00:33:28

Tu and vous

9/16/2019
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Hello everyone! The two most important French words, as far as I'm concerned, are tu and vous (which both mean "you"). In this episode with Camille from French Today we talk all about these words, how to use them, when to use them, and how to make the switch to the less formal version. This episode was first released as a bonus episode for Patreon supporters. Sign up today: www.patreon.com/theearfultower Get the discount on French Today: www.frenchtoday.com/earful10

Duration:00:26:55

What to find in the Latin Quarter

9/9/2019
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Hello everyone! This week it's a chat with distinguished author John Baxter. I met him in his apartment on the Left Bank. We talked about his tips for the Latin Quarter, why it's called the Latin Quarter, and of course about his books. Thanks for having me John! More info on John's work via his official site here: https://www.johnbaxterparis.com/ Thanks also to French Today for sponsoring the episode. Get an extra ten percent off their audiobooks via this link:...

Duration:00:37:12

Pigalle and how it's changing

9/5/2019
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The red light district of Paris, Pigalle, has been undergoing a pretty serious facelift. And Nico, the guy behind the popular cafe KB, has been watching it happen for the last ten years. Here's his take on the changing face of Pigalle, plus cafe culture, Place des Vosges, and more. My list of best coffee in every arrondissement. Addresses: KB coffeeshop: 53 Avenue Trudaine, 75009 Paris Back in Black cafe: 25 Rue Amelot, 75011 Paris Thanks to the Patreon supporters for making all this...

Duration:00:35:36

The Mayor of Montmartre

9/2/2019
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Hello everyone! This week it's a chat with the Mayor of the 18th arrondissement, Eric Lejoindre. I met him in his office at the Town Hall at Jules Joffrin, a stunning building in itself. We talked about his tips for Montmartre, the "no-go zones" around the district, and how tourists and locals mingle in the village of Paris. Thanks to the Town Hall for having me. Thanks also to French Today for sponsoring the episode. Get an extra ten percent off their audiobooks via this link:...

Duration:00:55:35

The man who knows all the Paris streets

8/29/2019
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Meet David Smith, a British man who claims to know all the streets of Paris. His job? A delivery man, a courier, who gets from A to B by bike. He doesn't have a book to sell or a blog to promote, but he sure has a different life to most expats in France. He sits down in Earful Tower HQ for a chat about cycling, secret courtyards, and celebrity deliveries. This episode was brought to you by Fat Tire Tours. Don't forget to mention "earful" at the checkout to save 10 percent. This show is...

Duration:00:35:42

The best rooftop terraces of Paris

8/26/2019
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Hello everyone! Here are addresses mentioned in the show, in order. 1. Terrass Hotel: Address: 12-14 Rue Joseph de Maistre, 75018 Paris 2. Tour Saint Jacques: Address: Square de la Tour Saint-Jacques, 75004 Paris 3. Perruche: Address: Printemps de l'Homme, 2 Rue du Havre, 75008 Paris 4. Le Perchoir: Address: 14 Rue Crespin du Gast, 75011 Paris 5. Cafe Oz: Address: 34 Quai d'Austerlitz, 75013 Paris Video from the Tour Saint Jacques: https://youtu.be/_68_tvCZhP8 Support the Earful...

Duration:00:24:43

Ann Mah on food, books, and Julia Child

8/22/2019
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Hello everyone! Today it's Ann Mah, author of the new bestseller The Lost Vintage. We chat about her book, food in France, and Julia Child (plus much, more). This episode was brought to you by Fat Tire Tours. Book the same tour on the Eiffel Tower that I did, here. Don't forget to mention "earful" at the checkout to save 10 percent. This show is also brought to you by the Patreon supporters, who can enter the draw to win one of the five copies of The Lost Vintage that Ann gave me. The...

Duration:00:36:34

Raising a bilingual family

8/19/2019
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Hello everyone! It's time for your monthly dose of French chat with French Today, except this time it's with Camille's husband Olivier. Olivier speaks four languages and talks about his own upbringing, and how he raised an bilingual daughter in the US and France. Get the discount on French Today: www.frenchtoday.com/earful10 Support The Earful Tower on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/theearfultower

Duration:00:37:57

How to capture Paris with photographer Paris Adele

8/15/2019
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Paris is a beautiful city, that much is for sure. But how on earth are you supposed to capture it? Adele, from the hit Facebook page Paris Adele, has done a great job of capturing the city through photos and stories and she is in the studio to talk about it. Find her Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/missparisadele/ Thanks to Fat Tire Tours for sponsoring this show, don't forget you get a 10 percent discount on their worldwide tours if you mention the word earful at the...

Duration:00:32:01

Life in Paris when it's closed for August

8/12/2019
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Hello everyone! Today's guest is Anne Ditmeyer - the woman behind Pret-a-Voyager. We're chatting about Paris in August Find out more about Anne and her work with these links that we mentioned in the show: What living in France has taught me about burnout: http://www.pret-a-voyager.com/2018/07/what-living-in-france-has-taught-me-about-burnout/ Closed signs in Paris for the...

Duration:00:41:25

A visit to Marie Antoinette's hamlet in Versailles

8/8/2019
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Hello everyone, This week I went out to Versailles and was blown away by the hamlet of Marie Antoinette. Here's an episode with some of my thoughts. To book the same tour I did, here's the link: https://www.fattiretours.com/paris/tours/vip-versailles-bike-tour Remember, 10 percent off if you mention the word earful at the checkout! Support The Earful Tower on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/theearfultower

Duration:00:29:13

Rue des Abbesses: The best street in Paris

8/5/2019
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Hello everyone! Today it's a walk down the beautiful Rue des Abbesses in the 18th district of Montmartre. Co-host is Lovely Lina aka @parisianpodcards on Instagram. Support the Earful Tower on Patreon here. Get the discount on French Today: www.frenchtoday.com/earful10

Duration:00:32:08

Culture shocks in Paris

8/1/2019
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So you come to Paris and you realize that you're not in Kansas anymore. Or not in Virginia anymore, as the case is for today's guest. Yes, it's psychologist John Clarke, who is still in his first year in Paris and who has a razor sharp eye for those little culture shocks that still leave him scratching his head. Check out John's podcast: Private Practice Workshop. Check out the Fat Tire Tours for that ten percent discount (more info here) And support The Earful Tower on Patreon here.

Duration:00:35:38

Things you should NEVER do in Paris

7/29/2019
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Hello everyone! Today's guest is YouTube superstar Jay Swanson. We share some tips for what you should never do in Paris. As promised here are the links mentioned in the episode: The guy who jumped over the Tour de France: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY76LUrYs6g Jay’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHwVc_PxdiCnfXhsLw2zplQ Jay’s video about the Louvre: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNjuSMSy9MU Jay’s guide to...

Duration:00:45:40

Good books about Paris according to a local bookseller

7/25/2019
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Hello everyone! This week it's Penelope Fletcher, who runs The Red Wheelbarrow Bookshop in Paris. If you want to find the shop, it's at 9 Rue de Médicis, 75006. Here are all the books that Penelope mentioned, in order: Books for adults Stories from the Magic Canoe of Wa'xaid, by Cecil Paul. A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway. Selected Letters, by Madame De Sevigne. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, by Gertrude Stein. The Flight Portfolio, by Julie Orringer. Almost French, by...

Duration:00:34:19