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I’m Luke and I have been producing the podcast at home in my flat for over 8 years. I’m a DELTA-qualified English teacher from London with over 16 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 L.E.P.


  • Cat

    Dear ladies,
    Meet my lovely fitness teacher Jessica Smith! :)
    On her channel there are loads of workouts — some of them we do at work during our “Aktivpause”. Here is one of her Q&A videos. Enjoy! :)
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZHYQ2U3goY

    • Jack
    • Agnes

      Cat thanks for sharing with us this video

      • Cat

        Who is your fitness coach, Agnes? :)

      • Agnes

        hmm my fitness coach? Just myself! Honestly, I listen to my body and then do some activities if I want to.

      • Cat

        Very wise, Lady of Poland. :))

      • Agnes

        only myself! Listening to your own body is the best coach:-))))

    • Eri

      Are you doing excercise regulary with her video at home on your own?
      If you are, you are a deterrmined person.
      And I would say, Agnes is more determined!!!
      I am a physio and I DO know that I need excercise… but, I am a lazy person and I can not do any of them at home on my own.
      That is why I have been to the Yoga class to do some nice excercise.
      Cat and Agnes,
      how do you manage to do it on your own, at home????

      • Cat

        I think it’s just different characters, Eri. You like to do exercises in a group, and I like to do if for my own, because I love to be alone (as a real cat does). ;) Both ways are absolutely normal. The main thing is it works for you and you can do it regularly and enjoy it. Be true to yourself and listen to your body. :)

  • Jack

    Kkkkkkkkkiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnngggggggg

    Main man, is you in Engerland for your birthday celebrations ?

    And you hasn’t invited me to the party
    :(((((((

    • Ptholome

      You can follow him and his brother and you will be invited, but be careful English people drink alot, a lot… Do you remember the episode Luke did with his four friend in a boat? I tried to do it and they were drunk so I delete the few minutes I did because even Luke drank a little bit…

      • Jack

        Dont worry Antonio Sir, I will order alcohol free beer for myself from a restaurant and King will have to pay for it :D

      • Ptholome

        Great! You can drink your next donation and tell him you will celebrate his birthday. :)

    • Cat

      Jack, what present are you preparing for your King?
      May I make a suggestion (because it’s what I plan to do this weekend):

      Birthday presents for our King:

      1. Make a generous donation.
      2. Make an honest review on iTunes.

      What would you add, or is this enough? What other ideas do you have in your pocketses? :)

      • Jack

        Catherine I would love to donate but unfortunately there is no paypal where I live and sometimes I feel guilty that King does so much for us and in return I can`t even donate. And also, what if King decides to monetize the podcast or the videos – what would I do then :( . I get very depressed :(

        Regarding iTunes, Catherine, I haven`t used iTunes in my life and I don`t own an iPhone so I don`t know how it works and how to write a review. Poor me :(

        King please forgive me :(

      • Cat

        But you could leave your review here and Luke will post it there.
        What do you say? ;)

      • Cat

        … another way to contribute is — of course — to contribute in the Orion team. Do extra 10 minutes there as your gift. It costs no money! ;)

      • Jack

        Completely agree Catherine :)

      • Nick

        Draw a picture of Luke! :))

  • Ptholome

    I want to remember to transcribers that there is an app for iPad, iPhone and iPod which is the easier software I ever used. It cost 5 dollars but it is worth. You are going to save a lot of time using it. The name of this app is Speater.

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    • Jack

      Thanks for all the work that you are doing as a manager sir :)

      Hats off

      • Ptholome

        Thanks, but It is not working so well though. :)
        However, I never thought we could do as many episodes as we are doing. (83)

      • Jack

        Sir hope for the best . Transcription is a very demanding job by definitely worth it :)

        Kudos to all transcribers, you guys are awesome :)

    • Eri

      I have been using this app and this is great!!
      Antonio, I am sorry that I still can not finish a chunk which I took…
      Would you mind if I always write my own deadline next to my name?
      Then, I do it on time.

      • Ptholome

        Hi Eri, when time pass there is a moment I need to finish the episode. So I ask to people if they are working on it. When I do that it is because I see that nothing change for days even weeks.
        But when the episode is near to be finished I ask people to end it. If they don’t answer my request I finish the.

        Because the purpose of this team is to transcribe and finish the episodes of the podcast. I know that some people are a bit upset when I finish their chunk and even go away, but it because they don’t know that the aim of the team is to help Luke finishing the transcript.

        I know that you need time to finish your chunk and I wait the most I can. So you can write your deadline on your chunk, but don’t be worried if one day I need to finish it. Of course you know that I always ask and wait several days before to do that. Because, you know, it is hard for me tomanscribe and it is easier for me to wait.

        Well, time to finish. I am grateful for all the help you give us.

        Thanks you very much Eri. Do your best and that’s it. :)

  • Jack

    Hahahahahahhaahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahahahhaahahahahah oh King hahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahhaahhaahahahahahah

    • Ptholome

      You’re incredible, Jack. :)

      • Jack

        :P
        Thank you Antonio Sir :)

  • Jack

    I used to laugh endlessly watching this video back in 2008-09.

    Ladies and gentleman, I give you King dancing at the launch ceremony of Amber’s podcast
    m.youtube.com/watch?v=A2tOlfLEHZI

    • Agnes

      Jack I see that he can wiggle but he doesn’t look like Micheal Jackson:-)))

      • Jack

        Ha ha ha ha

        Yes Agnes that’s our King in the video :P

      • Ptholome

        Really funy, Jack. I fear Luke is going to ban you instead your Joke cake. :)

      • Jack

        Nooooooooooooo :(((((((

        Antonio Sir please don’t say that :(((((((((

      • Ptholome

        Don’t worry, Jack. You know that he loves you. :)

    • Nick

      I liked his trousers :))

      • Jack

        Nice, This was an special dress that King wore just for this performance :P

      • Nick

        I would buy it for 5 bucks :))

      • Jack

        It is not for sale :D

    • Marta KL

      holy schmoley what the f… is this? :-D
      His eyes match with her t-shirt!
      Does anybody know what is the song about?

      • Jack

        :D

        No Marta I don’t know the plot or what they are saying but for sheer laugh riot nothing beats this hahahhahaa

    • Ethan

      I just looked it up a bit. Apparently Golimaar is an Indian movie and it recorded as hit at the box office. Though I have no idea what this footage is about, I know in general that there always is this kind of group dancing and singing in many Indian movies. Yet I gotta say this one is quite experimental than others that i watched.

      • Jack

        Thanks for the info :)

      • Ptholome

        Yes, Bolliwood, the Indian cinema industry, loves to show colorful groups dancing and singing on their movies. I love them.

    • Cat

      Coming up in 2018:

      Amber wins unexpectedly the prestigious British Podcast Awards — Listeners Choice. The last year’s bronze medalist goes savage because of his friends success and pursues her… What an end of such an amiable podcaster!
      :))

      • Jack

        Hahahahahahahahaahahahhahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahahahhahahahahaahhahahahahaahhaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahaahahahahhaahahahahahahahahahahahaha oh Catherine how did you come up with such jewel of a comment hahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah ok ok I need to fetch some water.
        @teacherlukepod:disqus

        Savage King : uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a12227c67c95a7833391f68438c748d935b1ff2d9612cb92e49fe0da7bc1140b.png

      • Cat

        Well, I just tried to play the ball back to you. ;))

    • Rash

      haha. bumbum bum bum. that guy so romantic. A lot of women fancy to him )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

  • Ethan

    I was video recording last weekend then I caught this lightening! It was bloody windy and I could actually see this rain clouds approaching me like minute by minute. uploads.disquscdn.com/images/138bccfe77d76cda615fd4639c2c02f096a9fe8aea7c986d9c2b784b47a3c7d7.png

    • Agnes

      Ethan, that’s impressive. I confess that I’m always afraid when the thunderstorm is as close as this pictured one. Lightning is beautiful and admirable although they can be dangerous.

      thanks for sharing

      • Cat

        So am I — frightened by lightning! :))

    • Great pic Ethan

    • Cat

      Wow, what is this place? The street lamp seems to wave to us with his right hand. A very tall guy with a cool hat and a big moustache. ;))
      And do you play chess on this place? :) Where are the figures?

      • Ethan

        Oh I definitely see the guy with a hat waving his hand! :)
        It’s actually like a very small island but also connected to the mainland. Koreans don’t play chess that much but u can if u want to!

      • Cat

        But how do you get to that island? Do you swim? :)
        My father is great at chess, but I’m a crap chess player myself. It’s impossible for me to forsee the movements of the counterpart…

      • Ethan

        sorry for late reply. Sometimes I miss the comment thread..
        Anyway it’s actually bridged the mainland. So I just drove there. LOL
        I used to play chess a looooooong time ago. Probably I got super rusty now.. Hope to play with u one day :)

      • Cat

        Oh, I hope you just dove there… :))

      • Ethan

        Cat, u left ‘r’ out between ‘d’ and ‘o’. ;)

    • Eri

      Luke,
      Next time when you come back to Japan, it should be late August to see lightning and thunder.

  • Rash

    22.05.2017 will be best day. you might guess.
    I am looking forward to become first one to congratulate. :)

    • Agnes

      The birthday of our gorgeous teacher:-))) 4 days left

      • Cat

        Agnes, let’s write a review on iTunes as a birthday gift. Or have you already done it? 8-)

      • Agnes

        I haven’t done it yet but I’m going to do it:-)

      • Rash

        yesss. guess I m not first man remember Dear Luke brithday.))

    • Cat

      Rushing Rash! :))

      • Rash

        haha yes. cat. İ heard your name in last podcast episode of 450. we are leps family. i love all of you. encourage you all the time. we are strong

  • Ptholome

    For you Jack. They are not like yours but they were really tasty

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    • Ptholome

      Tarte tatin, Chocolate tart, apricot tart and Lemon tart. I did the bread also. :)

      • Jack

        Yum yum yum Antonio Sir
        Thanks :))))

      • Agnes

        they look very tasty, did you celebrate some occasion? So many cakes at the same time… I’d love to have even one of them…

      • Ptholome

        It was not for any celebration but I felt Jack is worried about his banned joke cake and I decided to send him some of the ones I did and which are not going to be banned because nobody is going to complain. :)

      • Marta KL

        Hats off, Antonio! My only complaint is that I can´t try them all :))
        They look so yummy :-))

      • Agnes

        I’m not going to complain about your cakes either! They look so tasty, especially chocolate cake, I love eating chocolate!

      • Ptholome

        I have a neighbor who doesn’t complain when I give him half of most of the cakes I do. :)

      • Cat

        Have you maid all these cakes and tartes, Ptholome?
        You are like a magician with a wishing-table. ;)

      • Ptholome

        Yes, I did then. But my wife complain…

      • Eri

        Love tarte very much!!
        If you make some for me, it would be great!!!

  • Cat

    Luke, have you got a new badge for your website? Nice! :)

    • I asked if I could have a Bronze Medal badge – they said I could just use their logo. So I made my own.

      • Cat

        Luki-Luke, your link doesn’t work, change to this one:
        www.britishpodcastawards.com/winners/

        Have you asked them (The Game Makers) to add you into the list? I only see Mark & Simon… ;)

      • Nick

        I don’t understand why they didn’t do gold-silver-bronze like for the others.

      • Ptholome

        Maybe they didn’t expect to have another podcast than the ones they did select. It is an weird situation. Maybe, Luke you could send your powerful army of LEPsters asking them why we are not treated as the others ones.
        Maybe we can send thousands of email asking Why?
        :)

      • I just wrote to them again to see if they can add silver and bronze. Bit weird isn’t it.

      • Jack

        King if they continue throwing tantrums then make them watch this clip
        www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAyj6wbS0v0

  • Jack

    Thank you for every thing dear teacher. We love you.