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The Earful Tower is a weekly podcast all about Paris, hosted by Australian expat Oliver Gee. With a huge variety of guests - from cooks and comedians to TV hosts and tour guides - this show will transport you to the City of Lights and make you feel like you've met the characters that make it shine.

The Earful Tower: Paris Oliver Gee

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 435 Ratings

The Earful Tower is a weekly podcast all about Paris, hosted by Australian expat Oliver Gee. With a huge variety of guests - from cooks and comedians to TV hosts and tour guides - this show will transport you to the City of Lights and make you feel like you've met the characters that make it shine.

    A sommelière at a Michelin-starred Paris restaurant

    A sommelière at a Michelin-starred Paris restaurant

    Canadian Etheliya Hananova, from the restaurant Comice, talks about how she ended up recommending wine in her family-owned Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris. 

    • 36 min
    My ten favourite French words

    My ten favourite French words

    Here are ten unusual French words that I love. Lina joins me to discuss them, and we share how you can use them to (potentially) impress French people!

    • 36 min
    Fishing in the Seine River of Paris

    Fishing in the Seine River of Paris

    An expert takes me fishing from the bridges of the Seine River. Join us to hear Paris waking up in the background, while we try to catch the elusive and enormous catfish that's been haunting my dreams.

    • 29 min
    The French Food Revolution is happening!

    The French Food Revolution is happening!

    Acclaimed restaurant critic Alec Lobrano is back on the show, this time talking about the French food revolution (which is happening now!)

    The American writer also talked about his new book: "My Place at the Table: A Recipe for a Delicious Life in Paris".

    • 36 min
    An idiot's guide to fashion in Paris

    An idiot's guide to fashion in Paris

    Want to understand fashion in Paris? Here's fashion journalist and influencer Monica de La Villardière, explaining it all to an idiot (me!).

    • 39 min
    How we made a new Paris children's book!

    How we made a new Paris children's book!

    Lina and Oliver are two creatives in Paris. They may hate the word, but you can't deny that there's something creative going on there.

    In this episode, they talk about their newest venture, a children's book called Roger the Liger in Paris - and how they made it. 

    To get the book, go to this link: www.theearfultower.com/roger

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
435 Ratings

435 Ratings

rob3369 ,

The world needs this weekly Parisian optimism!

I have listened for about 3 years now, and still look forward to every episode. I am an American who is fascinated by the rich history, art, and personality of Paris and in Oliver I find a kindred curious spirit. He asks the questions i might be embarrassed to ask, but had on my mind! He has a friendliness about him that makes him approachable and fun. He finds extremely interesting people to interview and generally turns Paris into a place accessible to a regular person from Alabama. I am grateful for his willingness to find hidden gems and share his passion for the city. I strongly encourage everyone to consider also becoming a patreon supporter, as he really does make an extra effort for members. Thanks Oliver and Lina for sharing your adventures!

EDJRX ,

France with a different point of view!

Love listening to this podcast as Oliver has guests that bring their unique stories and perspectives on France. One of the best discoveries of these is Corey Frye - French Frye in Paris (who has great content on YouTube). Since I’ve been listening, I decided to support the project on Patreon and Oliver really goes out of his way to bring France to us. He’s done a lot of live walking tours and provides lots of travel resources also. Merci beaucoup Oliver!

Meredithreformed ,

This podcast is le class!

I have long been in love with France and even spent a semester abroad in the Loire Valley. I babysat many a French baby in the United States (military pilots training here) and find the whole culture exciting and interesting. Your podcast has started me day dreaming about the time when I can bring my husband and two daughters to the City of Lights because it is èpoustouflant!

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