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Luke’s English Podcast is an award-winning audio download for learners of English as a foreign language. The podcast started in 2009 and is still going strong. With over 350 audio episodes, transcripts, videos and a special series on phrasal verbs, there is so much for you to use, and it’s all free. The podcast was nominated for an ELTon award in 2016, has won four Macmillan Dictionary Awards and has now been downloaded over 12 million times.

Hi, I’m Luke and I have been producing the podcast at home in my flat for over 7 years. I’m a DELTA-qualified English teacher from London with over 15 years of teaching experience. I’m also a stand-up comedian. My podcast offers you an insightful learning resource, which aims to make you laugh while you learn.

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  • Ptholome

    Hi people,

    Our LEP transcription team has increased of several new collaborators since Luke spoke about our existence. I want to congratulate all the tream for the good job they are doing.

    I want also tosay: Even if the first chunk (5min) seems long to perform, after three or four, the task become agreable because we can see that we are helping Luke, other LEPsters and mainly ourselves. Because since I am doing it (nine episodes finished and three more working on them) I noticed a great improvement in my listening to Luke and to any other English speaker.

    On the other hand, If I can not give to Luke too many pounds, what I can is to give him a lot of my time. But this is a win-win project.

    See you people

  • MayumiM

    Hi, Luke. Thank you for your hard work as usual and hope you’re having great holiday now.
    I always like to go back to classic(not OLD cus it sounds much nicer) episodes to listen while I don’t have new one to listen like now when you are on holiday. And I wonder, when was that you described the time in Australia? Not like mentioned some but about your fully aussie life. I typed “Australia” in a search box and checked episodes which came up but I couldn’t find the one… I remember the epi with Daniel Burt but it was mostly about him, if memory serves… If you’ve done already, sorry that I’m clumsy. If not, I hope this can be joined in one of your next epi list! I appreciated that you told the story about Japan which was a REAL image of this country and I’m so glad that you had good memories. I also hope you like Australia and would love to listen to funny stories, too.;)


    Hi I have benn listening luke’s podcast since last 5 months , that’s great if I didn’t find luke’s podcast I would be somewhere else waisting my time and money I am very thankful to Luke I pass all my time listening to Luke podcast . If some wants to practice his English can leave me a message. It would be a knock on effect and very Fast . My Skype id is Pankaj.vishwakarma47 please feel free I am also finding some to talk

  • Hello, I just want to point out that there are 17 episodes of the podcast to catch up on. This has never happened before. I’m in for some binge listening. It’s good to be back :)

  • Andrew

    Hi, Luke!
    How are you doing? I hope you’re fine after a few weeks of holidays.

    I just want to say: I really appreciate when you have members of your family on your podcast. They’re so nice, so pleasant! I’m very happy that you’ve got such a nice family. You know, it’s so… how shall I put it.. “englishly” or something to hear you talking to your family in that home atmosphere. All the members become an asset to the conversation and it’s really interesting to hear different opinions.

    But still we need “you” talking on the podcast for most of the time. Because I actually try to repeat after you when you speak. And I lose interest in the podcast if there’re big gaps between your replicas.

    • Ptholome

      If the English language is your main goal you should keep your interest high when other people speak on the podcast because to understand a teacher is easy but the final goal is to understand to everyone, isn’t it?

      But if you only are interested on Luke monologue you have the chance to go to the archive where you can find hundred of them.

      Of course, it is easier for us to understand Luke but we love the difficulties and we love to learn from him, his family, friends, acquaintances and people he think are interesting to hear from them.

      Anyway, you can make the listening and the shadowing when Luke invite others people to his podcast.

      See you

      • Ashish Nagaonkar

        Hi Ptholome,
        Really you are trying hard to get a grip onto this language .Keep it up.
        Best luck,

      • Ptholome

        Thank you, Ashish.

        Yes, I try but not so hard though I know that I need years of learning to have a better English knowledge.

  • Ptholome

    it was not a rat but a little tiny mouse!!! :) Who is certainly taking vengeance while Luke is on holiday. :))

  • Ivan Chiganov

    Hi, Luke!

    I’m so glad that I found you, and your podcasts! Now I not only enjoying learning English but listening to a great and charismatic speaker as you are!

    Can I ask you to do a podcast on the topic of business English? To be more specific, about the phone calls on how to start talking with the potential partners in English, when you offer cooperation in the sphere of services, if specifically, in the manufacturing of services, with whom you want to build a long-term business relationship? If such of a podcast is already there, I would like to ask you or the audience to help me find it.

    Thank you so much!

    P.S.: If I’ve made any mistakes, please correct me! ;)

    • Ptholome

      Hi Ivan, it seems you are looking for a Particular class of this topic for your business. Have you google the question? Because maybe someone on the WWW has written long about what you are looking for. and maybe there are videos in it.

      Anyway, about your second question: go to All episodes section and you will have all the episodes with a little text explaining the subject.

      When I was working in France and asked for something they used to tell me: help you yourself and God will help you…

      See you.

      • Ivan Chiganov

        Good advice, thank you, Sir.
        I love how Luke does podcasts. And I was hoping that, if Luke would find that topic interesting to make a podcast, not only for Luke but the audience as well. It would be so wonderful, and could get me feel like I in the seventh heaven!

  • Ralph

    Hi Luke!
    You’ve made my day !!! :) Still laughing at the story of a small mouse :)

  • Andrew

    Hi, Luke!
    About anecdotes: I like your father`s anecdote best because he managed to convey the atmosphere of the event very masterfully. He`s got quite a soft voice and I think that has something to do with it.

  • 張毅帆

    hello, Luke!! I have just been listened to your podcast these couple days, and i like your episodes a lot! thanks to your platform, i find a feasible way to improve my listening in english. By the way, can i ask you a question is that in the episodes you recorded did you speak just like a Britain talking to others at ease, or you intentionally slow down your pace of speaking?