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The Earful Tower: Figuring out France with guests who know best. 

Aug 31, 2020

This week on the show it's Kobus Botha talking about braai, being 2 meters tall, and catering for 6,000 people.

Kobus is the BBQ King of France with his enormous touring barbecues, we discuss his work and some of the exciting catering gigs he's had across France

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Aug 24, 2020

This week on the show it's Jacqueline Ngo Mpii talking about La Goutte d'Or, a neighborhood beside Montmartre. 

But while millions and millions of tourists flock to Montmartre next door, few venture to the east to see Little Africa - not least after it was labelled a "no-go zone" in international media. 

Jacqueline...


Aug 17, 2020

Throughout my time in Paris I've come across many an untranslatable word in the French language. I've talked about these before, even discussed them in my memoir, but for this episode I've rounded up my ten favourites. Or the ten best, if you will.

The rule to be classed as untranslatable: That it doesn't exist in a...


Aug 10, 2020

Meet Katrina Lawrence a beauty journalist and certified Francophile. She first fell in love with Paris at the age of five, and since then her roads have continually led her back to Paris. 

We talk about her book Paris Dreaming, which chronicles her love for the French and how the city has inspired her.

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Aug 3, 2020

The Notre Dame Cathedral caught fire on April 15 2019. 

So - where are we now?

Well, French author Agnes Poirier has just written a book on the topic called "Notre Dame: The Soul of France" so I sat down to chat about the cathedral's past and present. 

This episode also features the voice of Ariel Weil, the mayor of...