I was on The Rock n’ Roll English Podcast and The Earful Tower Podcast this week

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This week I’m featured in episodes of The Rock N Roll English Podcast and The Earful Tower Podcast.

The Rock n’ Roll English Podcast

This one is presented by English teacher Martin Johnston, who lives in Italy. It’s a learning English podcast for intermediate students who want to listen to people talking about normal things like sex, drugs and rock and roll, all of which are completely normal things!

Martin makes an effort to teach the vocabulary that comes up in his conversations that cover fun and interesting topics. It should be easy to understand this one as Martin grades his English a bit so that intermediate students can understand him.

In this episode Martin presented me with some very awkward social situations and we discussed my choices for each one. Often the best option was to just jump into a lake. Listen to the episode above to find out more and visit Martin’s website here.

The Earful Tower

This one was recorded a few weeks ago and has been published now. The Earful Tower podcast is run by Oilver Gee and their goal is to figure out France with the help of a new guest each week – from cooks and comedians to TV hosts and tour guides.

In the past they’ve interviewed Paul Taylor and this week it was my turn. The topic was how French people learn English.

You’ll hear three voices. Oliver Gee the host, who is half Australian and speaks with a bit of an Aussie accent and James his co-host who is half French but speaks English like a native, and me.

This one might be a little difficult to follow as Oliver has a bit of an Australian accent and the three of us talk pretty quickly.

This was a fun discussion about the ways French people approach learning English. There’s one thing I regret saying here and that is that French teachers of English aren’t good at English. What I meant was that this is always what French people say as a kind of excuse for why their English “isn’t good enough”.

It was lots of fun being on The Earful Tower. You can listen to it above and check out their website here and Facebook page here.

Thanks for reading and listening! New episodes of the podcast will be available soon. Hope you’ve been enjoying the Rick Thompson report!

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  • Marta KL

    I don´t run daily these days… It´s only about 1-2 x in a week.. I´d like to run often but it´s not possible nowadays :(

  • Aww, thanks guys :)

  • Cat
    • Marta KL

      Nice ones, Cat! I was listening to this episode today while my morning run!

  • Cat

    Luke, look at Oliver Gee’s website — he has embedded his Twitter and Facebook pages in there — which is nice! You could do the same too — for instance, below the rotating globe on the right. What do you think? ;)

    • Yep, good idea. Actually I used to do that but decided the site was looking to cluttered!
      I might bring them back, let’s see.

  • Cat

    Another feature of Luke what crossed my mind after listening to the both OPPs here:

    Luke is extremely talented in making impressions and playing with his voice. You just compare! And also his integrity and confidence. Luke, you just are the best! :)

    • Jack

      He is an absolutely brilliant singer, Catherine.

      And to keep talking into the microphone for more then an hour without any preperation and be entertaining – not many people can do that.

      Well he is known as The King for some reason ;)

  • ilold

    Hi, Luke! I want to say that The Earful Tower’s jingle reminded me a piece of Adam & Joe’s episode, in which they were laughing about a ridiculous jingle from another podcast. To be exact it’s an episode called All Night Adam & Joe 1, at 16:20, and that moment laughed the heck out of me.

    • I remember it well! It was the jingle from Points of View and it went “blah bloopety blah blah blah”, right?

      • ilold

        Yes, “Blah bloopety blah blah blah”, exactly! And when you were amused after The Earful Tower’s jingle I thought that it might be because it reminded you “blah bloopety blah blah blah” too :D

      • I laughed because they both hummed the jingle to me (and added the real one in post-production) but it sounds like I’m just laughing at their jingle.