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The Earful Tower: Paris

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

Dec 25, 2023

Z is for Zinc.

In this season finale episode, we tackle the topic of zinc, which is used to make 75 percent of the Paris rooftops. 

I chat with Constance Allard, who runs the zinc workshop Les toits Parisiens. I also climbed onto a zinc roofing construction site in the 1st arrondissement, and chatted with roofer...

Dec 18, 2023

Y is for Yesteryear.

In this episode, I chat with two long-time Paris residents about their first impressions of the city. 

First, you'll hear from American music journalist Valli about life in Paris in the early 1980s. (Valli was first on the Earful Tower in 2019: "Famous in France: Meet American singer Valli")


Dec 11, 2023

X is for Xmas, obviously.

In this episode, we share what happened on our eXciting and eXhausting and eXhilarating Christmas walk around the Pantheon. 

This is, more specifically, a recap of our 2023 Christmas party, when I took 35 people on an evening stroll, while bumping into five famous characters from the past 1500...

Dec 4, 2023

W is for Wall. In this episode, I take you for an exciting and historic walk through the Left Bank of Paris to discover hidden vestiges of the Philippe Auguste Wall. 

This episode marks the end of my wall trilogy. The first part of the trilogy covered the right bank of Paris, the second part was the 5th...

Nov 27, 2023

V is for Vegan. In this episode, we talk to Amanda Bankert, the owner of Boneshaker Donuts, who has just released a book called Voilà Vegan (double V!).

In the book, she reveals that this famed donut shop has been secretly vegan for years!!

As a vegan herself, Amanda shares her insights into the city's vegan scene and...