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The Earful Tower: Paris

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

Jun 29, 2020

Meet Casey Laulala, a Samoan rugby player turned Paris restauranteur. He talks about how his life in the sports world taught him how to run a Paris restaurant. 

Find his restaurant Itacoa on Instagram here:

Find the restaurant website here:

And find Casey...

Jun 22, 2020

"Jazz is a compressed history of the modern world."

So says Alex Freiman, a jazz musician from Paris who also works as a bookseller at Shakespeare and Company. 

We sat down in the Square René Viviani park beside the bookshop, where Alex had just finished a live set in front of a crowd. 

We talked about the vibrant jazz...

Jun 15, 2020

I'm gobsmacked at how impressively this community has flexed its collective muscle. 

At the time of recording we have raised over $9,000 for an important charity. 

If you're quick, you can join in too:

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Jun 8, 2020

It's a different episode today, a look into Black Lives Matter from a Paris perspective. But it's also an investigation into what I can do as a podcaster to diversify and to amplify black voices. 

Let's make a change folks, I've already started and you'll notice it in the show going forward. Not just in the...

Jun 1, 2020

We all know it's important to say "bonjour" no matter where you are in France. That's hardly a secret. 

But let me tell you, there's no better way to get a conversation going than to ask "ca va?" directly afterwards. 

French people will disagree with me, but ignore them: this is a foreigner hack that absolutely...