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The Earful Tower

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

Jul 13, 2020

With many countries still on the "don't visit list" for France, the city of Paris is strangely empty.

Sure, there are a lot of French people about... and quite a few Europeans. But all the main tourist groups have vanished, and it makes for an interesting time in the City of Lights. 

My wife Lina and I discuss how the...


May 25, 2020

You might know the Shakespeare and Company bookshop from popular films like Midnight in Paris or Before Sunset.

You might know it from your last visit to Paris... You might have even bought a book here.

But what really goes on at the iconic and mysterious Shakespeare and Company?

Is it true that they let writers sleep...


May 18, 2020

The vast majority of restaurants in Paris are still closed due to the lockdown. Those that have opened their doors are only offering takeaway. 

So what does an acclaimed restaurant critic like Alec Lobrano do instead? 

I chatted with the American writer about all things food, his life under lockdown, and how every Paris...


May 11, 2020

The lockdown is lifted. We can go out without permission, without a reason, and for as long as we wish. 

I chatted with Ariel Weil, the mayor of the Marais, about what will happen now. About how the city will change. About what a mayor does in lockdown. And much more. 

Thanks for listening - and thanks for helping me...


May 7, 2020

Today it's an excerpt from the audio experience for my new memoir, Paris On Air. 

It's Eddie Gee, my little brother, reading his lines with me as we retell the story of our first trip to Paris. 

If you enjoy it, please buy the full audio experience for just €20. The first five chapters are ready to go. 

Want each...