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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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  • Hüseyin

    Hey luke, greetings from Turkey,
    I was stacked in traffic jam in this morning while I was listening you in my car. Sometimes I connect my phone with the car and I listen you :d
    Can you mention about me on the next episode or your podcast? Thanks :D
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    • Catherine Bear

      Cool! Keep listening to the LEP! ;)
      It definitely helps to overcome all sorts of annoyances of the everyday life. :))
      Iyi günler,
      Cat

  • NT

    HI Luke,
    My name is Nadège and I am french. I discovered your podcast via the podcast digintoenglish where Ben is fond of you and make advertising for You. So I tried and here we are ! I love your energy and fun. Yours topics are always interested and I love your accent ! !! See You and thank You for your Great Job, for us, English learners !!!
    PS : I would like to take your survey but I just don’t find the link on your page…
    Help!

  • Milena Duk

    Hello Luke!

    Just want to say BIG THANK YOU ! I came across your website 2 days ago and I’m new here, I have just 5 podcasts listened but I think that they are just great really, I had been looking for sth like this for a long time but as you said in your 1st podcast that the most of podcasts are American and it’s true, I don’t mind them but I prefer British English though and it’s not that easy to find that sort of learning materials on the Internet that’s why I’m more than happy that I’ve found you :) and I must admit that your voice is very pleasant, very nice to listen. Hopefully I will push my English level up faster with your help :) I think what you’re doing it’s just amazing. Another subscriber checked in ! :) Greetings from Poland !

    Cheers,

    Milena

  • Milena Duk

    Hello Luke!

    Just want to say BIG THANK YOU ! I came across your website 2 days ago and I’m new here, I have just 5 podcasts listened but I think that they are just great really, I had been looking for sth like this for a long time but as you said in your 1st podcast that the most of podcasts are American and it’s true, I don’t mind them but I prefer British English though and it’s not that easy to find that sort of learning materials on the Internet that’s why I’m more than happy that I’ve found you :) and I must admit that your voice is very pleasant, very nice to listen. Hopefully I will push my English level up faster with your help :) I think what you’re doing it’s just amazing. Another subscriber checked in ! :) Greetings from Poland !
    Cheers,
    Milena

    • Hi Milena,
      Welcome to the podcast and the website. I hope you enjoy the episodes I’ve made and that they make a difference to your English. Thanks for the nice comment!

  • Дмитрий Кречин

    dedicated ninja XDD

  • Twiceast Nutrition Supervisor

    I started listening to your podcasts about a week ago and it has been a the most fulfilling week ever.Every episode is a masterpiece. I can’t take off my headphone! Thank you for the good work.This is my new home.

  • Leo

    In the chapter 381 I laughed a lot with the “why the hell in England there are separated taps for the water ” is my biggest question… some guy told me that is because in the past there were in the small loft in the top of the house where was the water heater then some mouses usually go there to drink build nest and poo, so to not contaminate the cold water they made the pipes totally separated.
    If that is the reason,… so they was ok to drink and use contaminated hot water, since they have clean cold water?
    If that is the reason why modern houses have the same design?
    Please Luke tell us the true …
    Lepster please feel free to correct my mistakes

    Cheers
    Leo
    skype: leonardo.castano2

  • Carine

    About cultural differences, a really incomprehensive one for
    foreigners:

    Why, in England, children never eat the birthday cake at the
    birthday party but instead they bring it home?

    Indeed, as expected
    during a birthday party, the birthday
    boy or the birthday girl blows their birthday cake’s candles, everybody is
    singing, the mum cuts the cake but then nobody eats any of it, instead the mum puts each child a slice in a
    party bag. Children get a party bag at the end of the party and bring the cake
    home!

    For foreigners from various nationalities I have met in
    England (French, Italian, Spanish, people
    from South America and from Arabic culture), it seems SO odd!

    Would you have any idea of why?

    • True – I always used to come home with cake in a goody bag. Honestly, I don’t really know why we do that in the UK. Perhaps it’s so that the hosts don’t have to deal with all the mess of many children eating cake in their house. They prefer instead to have the kids eat their portions at home.
      Yet again, this is an example of how little differences in culture can alienate those on the outside. But don’t get too freaked out by it. It helps to remember that there will be similar things about your culture that seem odd from the outside too. Thanks for the comment :)

  • Yaron

    Hi,

    I can’t find the page for episode #381 (it is not apear in the recenet podecast episodes…) – is it only in my laptop?

    Thanks,
    Yaron

    • I don’t know why but it doesn’t appear in the recent episodes list but it is in the archive.

    • It’s there now. I’ve fixed it.

      • Leo

        You have very good webmaster, he work very fast Luke
        :)

      • Yaron

        Great, Thanks!