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Luke’s English Podcast is an award-winning free download for learners of English as a foreign language. The podcast started in 2009 and is still going strong. With over 290 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 has been downloaded over 3.5 million times in the last 12 months and this website won the Macmillan Dictionary Award for Best Blog in 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014.

I’m Luke and I produce the podcast at home in my flat. I’m a DELTA-qualified English teacher from London with over 14 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.

Join thousands of people from around the world and listen to Luke’s English Podcast. Get started here with the first episode of the podcast, recorded in 2009 or this introduction to the podcast for new listeners, or click here to see an archive list of all the episodes and their pages on this website.

1,473 thoughts on “HELLO and WELCOME!

  1. Anonymous

    Hi Luke! My name is Dan. I am writing here for the first time just to say thank you for all you are doing. I discovered your podcast 2 years ago and immediately got addicted to it. Your followers are very happy and successful people because they know Luke The Teacher))
    I wish you good luck with everything you do and with your wife. Always waiting for the new episodes. Bye!)

  2. Laura Pont Rovira

    Hi Luke,
    I’ve been listening to your podcast for a few months now and I must admit now I am addicted to your sessions for different reasons: they’re entertaining, interesting, there’s a wide range of variety in the contents, you’re so encouraging etc. Also, I love it when your friends Amber and Paul join you. Paul is so funny, his laughter is contagious.
    I agree Amber has a seductive voice. I always have a great time when you meet and talk to us.

    While listening to the episode about your wedding I couldn’t stop crying. How romantic and emotional!!! Do men like this really exist? Men who talk about their feelings, and in public, so openly, without taboos? Thank you for sharing it with us.

    There are no “buts” or “howevers”. Continue like this, don’t leave us. Thank you.

    Laura from Barcelona

  3. Anonymous

    maybe this is the first time that i leave comment.
    i’ve been listening your episodes since no.83
    and always thanks for your fabulous and useful stories. i gonna study harder so that i can share my opinion with native speaker smoothly. thanks!!

  4. Anonymous

    Hey Luke, my husband and I both love to listen your podcast. You are really awesome. We missed you while you were on your honeymoon. We were desperately waiting for new episode. By the way, please never stop recording.

  5. Tarkan SANCAKDAR

    Hi Luke;

    I have been following different English podcasts for almost 5 years. I started to listen podcast with A.J. Hoge. I found his podcasts very useful. But after a while, his podcasts become unsatisfactory to me. I have searched for a long time to find a new podcast that fulfill my desires. I listened news podcasts, ESLPOD podcast and some others for a while. Also, most of the podcasts, I found, are in American English. But, I was looking for British English podcasts.

    I couldn’t find the taste, I look for, from podcasts until I listened your podcast about your wedding. That podcast kept my attention. After listening that I felt that “That is it!!!”. At the end I have found a podcast that I have been seeking for a long time. From that time, I continue listening to your podcasts. After wedding podcast, I listened your first podcast and some other podcasts describing your podcasts and your methodology.

    I can say that your podcasts satisfy my all requirements totally.

    1. entertaining subjects
    2. normal speed and level of speech
    3. British English
    4. About 1 hour duration of each podcast
    5. A huge archive.
    6. I find your podcasts heart-to-heart.

    I listen your podcasts generally during bus trip to my work which takes more than 1 hour. The traffic become crazy sometimes and your podcast help me to keep my calm.

    I am writing this comment to congratulate your success that you deserve and to say my best wishes.

    Maybe later I can write my experiences about Los Angeles and San Diego trip with my wife and two children (2 and 6 years old).

    Best Regards.
    Tarkan from Istanbul/Turkey.

    1. Luke Thompson Post author

      Hi Tarkan,
      I’m really glad you like the podcast so much. That’s great news. Go ahead and write about your San Diego trip – I suggest you do that in the comments section of one of my recent California episodes.
      Again, thanks for the encouraging message.
      All the best,

  6. Anonymous

    Is it normal that I keep viewing the home page changing layout every few days? It usually goes back to normal shortly (hours to days) afterwards.

    1. Luke Thompson Post author

      What are the differences you’ve noticed?
      Every now and then I change some things, like moving or removing content on the right of the screen, but I haven’t changed anything for at least a month.

      1. Nick

        Yes, something bad happens with the page. I checked it with different browsers.
        All content is stretched on full size of the screen.
        Something with the html structure, I guess.