153. The Talking Dog Story


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In this episode I decided to improvise another story for you. A lot of listeners really liked episode 125. The Pink Gorilla Story (full transcript available), which I improvised into a microphone earlier this year. I received some very nicely written messages from people saying they’d like more of that kind of story on Luke’s English Podcast, so here is another one in a similar style. You’re a fan of Lukes English Podcast which means you must be a bright minded person, so I’m sure you’ll get a kick out of The Talking Dog Story!

The story is based on an old joke about a talking dog. The joke is usually just a minute long, but I decided to extend the joke into a longer story. Most of the details in this episode are just improvised while I talk. I’m just making it up off the top of my head. As a learner of English, your challenge is to keep up with me. Can you follow what is going on? Do you get the self-referential elements and the surreal or ironic humour? Can you identify the punch-line to the joke? I’m sure you can if you listen! As you are a fan of Luke’s English Podcast you are probably the kind of person who understands and appreciates this kind of  humourous story telling. So, get stuck in!

Keep listening to the end, because you’ll hear the short version of the story told by someone else. If you fancy it, why not have a go at transcribing some of this. It’s a really good way to develop your English in an intensive way.

Enjoy the story. You can listen to it by clicking “play” on the embedded player at the top of this page. You can download it by right clicking on the ‘download’ text, also at the top of this page.

All the best, and have a great day.

Luke

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for your brilliant work, Luke. I’ve been enjoying Luke’s English Podcast since ever I started to listen to it. It makes my day!

    Loved this episode!
    Please give us another chance to listen to “Danny Devito”, Luke!
    BTW, I would still pay ten bucks for the talking dog though, even if he didn’t do “any of the crap”… just being able to talk sounds profitable enough!

    Look forward to the next one!

    Sho

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for your brilliant work, Luke. I’ve been enjoying Luke’s English Podcast since ever I started to listen to it. It makes my day!

    Loved this episode!
    Please give us another chance to listen to “Danny Devito”, Luke!
    BTW, I would still pay ten bucks for the talking dog though, even if he didn’t do any of the crap… just being able to talk sounds profitable enough!

    Look forward to the next one!

    Sho

  • Hi Luke!
    I look forward to new episodes about the talking dog. It’s really great!
    Thank you so much for your work.
    Montse