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The Earful Tower: Paris

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

May 28, 2017


Yes, it's our 20th episode so we're celebrating by revealing ten of the top secrets about Paris. 

If you want to see pics and more info from the places and people mentioned in the episode, head over to

Happy exploring

May 17, 2017

Episode 19: We talk to Pauline and Charlotte from the Paris Fringe festival about "the new Hemingways"... or in other words, today's arty types in the City of Light. 

Who are they, where do they hang out... and is the Shakespeare and Company bookshop still as popular among writers as it was in the days of Ernest...

May 10, 2017

We asked listeners for their most embarrassing mistakes when trying to speak French. 

Important background: 

Jouer means "to play", jouir means "to orgasm". 

J'ai chaud means "I'm hot", je suis chaud means "I'm horny". 

Un baiser is "a kiss", baiser is "to f$$k"

The rest are pretty self explanatory. 

Thanks to Lily...

May 3, 2017

We asked for your least favourite French words (after we did your favourite words in episode 15.)

And so, here are the worst words in the French language.

1. Serrurerie (locksmiths) says Kevin Knight of Expatriates Magazine Paris. 

"I just can't get my mouth around it and on the rare occasion I need to use it my mouth...