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Damo & Jez speak to Aussie marathon royalty Lee Troop, an athlete who embodied the golden age of Australian marathon running alongside Monners and Deeks. Lee shares some impressive stories from his competitive years and the very personal journey out of coaching, through depression and resoundingly back out the other side. Lee is all heart, cares de…
 
719. Amber & Paul are on the Podcast Talking to pod-pals Amber & Paul about diverse topics including organ harvesting (yes), favourite fruits (exciting), accent challenges, guess the punchline, British Citizenship tests, What the "great" in Great Britain really means, and Amber's son Hugo's astonishing fluency in English. Episode page https://wp.me…
 
718. Michael the Shaman 🇵🇱 (WISBLOEP Runner-Up) Talking to competition runner-up Michael from Poland about two top English learning tips, scary hitch-hiking stories and the practice of shamanism using psychoactive substances. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oPQ LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo…
 
717. Gill's Book Club: "One Two Three Four - The Beatles In Time" by Craig Brown Talking to my mum about a book which you could read as part of your English learning routine. The book tells the story of The Beatles and their impact on society. We review the book and then discuss many aspects of The Beatles story, especially the four Beatles themsel…
 
716. Interview with a Pop Star from the 1960s - Megan Brady from The Applejacks An interview with Megan Brady, who was the bass guitar player in The Applejacks - a pop band from Birmingham in the 1960s who had a top 5 record, met The Beatles and performed on TV shows and at concerts in the UK. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oJn LEP Premium https…
 
715. Catching up with Craig Wealand [LEP/AIRC Swapcast] Exchanging questions with English teacher Craig Wealand from "Apprender Ingles con Resa y Craig" about COVID-19, living in Europe post-Brexit, my daughter's English, getting proper tea in France and Spain, teaching English on Zoom, the worst jobs we've ever had + more, with a song on the guita…
 
What’s 6ft 3in tall, loves tattoos, wearing black and white & is currently running from Perth to Sydney? … Answer : Sydney boy Troy Jones. Neil & Geoff talk to Troy before he sets off on his epic 3931 km run for worthy cause Mindfull Australia. The boys cover Troy’s journey from depression, drug and alcohol abuse to being saved by running, picking …
 
714. Robin from Hamburg 🇩🇪 (WISBOLEP Runner-Up) Talking to another runner-up from last year's listener competition. Robin from Hamburg had a big setback in his learning of English, but worked hard to overcome it. We talk about his English learning trajectory, and ramble about German language & culture, his podcast for learners of German, podcasting…
 
713. Lucky Dip with Paul Taylor More random questions, talking points, accent challenges and "guess the idiom" with pod-pal Paul Taylor. Includes discussion of accents in English, cancel culture in comedy, some rude Spanish phrases and more. Video version available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oLA Video Version on YouTube https://youtu.be/3M4…
 
712. A Chat with Charlie Baxter Chatting with Charlie from The British English Podcast and Real English with Real Teachers on YouTube. We talk about the north/south divide in England, Charlie's background in psychology & NLP, his decision to become an online English teacher and his travelling experiences in Chile, Germany and Australia. Video versi…
 
711. William from France 🇫🇷 (WISBOLEP Runner-UP) William started learning English at 12 years old and continued at university and beyond, spending a couple of years in England as a teaching assistant and then returning to France to work as a school teacher, in some pretty tough classrooms and less-than-perfect teaching conditions. William talks abo…
 
Damo & Jez speak with Tassie local, mum to be, 6ft track mara women’s record holder & world orienteering champion extraordinaire, coach, author & business owner … Hanny Allston! Hanny speaks about her journey from farm girl to world champion athlete and everything else during & after, she recently put pen to paper for her second book “Finding My Fe…
 
710. The Umbrella Man by Roald Dahl (Short Story) In this episode I read out a short story written by Roald Dahl and then comment on the style, language and plot. Enjoy some storytelling and learn some English in the process. Video version available. Episode page (with link for the PDF) https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oFb Video version on YouTube https://yout…
 
Geoff & Neil talk to the girl from outback Alice Springs, Greta Truscott, founder of popular Sydney Eastern Suburbs Rejoov Runners club, the teepee living multi sport athlete, coach, sports massaging occupational therapist shares the story of her journey from bare foot running Northern Territory creek beds to founding one of Sydney’s most popular r…
 
709. The Stoicism of Groundhog Day (with Mum) This is a conversation with my mum about philosophy, how the film Groundhog Day can help us understand the principles of stoicism, and how this can all help us to feel a bit better about the world. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oDi LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo The Stoicism o…
 
708. Tasha Liu from China (WISBOLEP Runner-Up) This conversation with competition runner-up Tasha Liu is a way to get to know Chinese culture in a personal way including the story of how Tasha's father gave up drinking alcohol, and other interesting details about real life in the world's most populated country. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oC7…
 
707. [2/2] Let's Play Another Text Adventure Game - "Zombolocaust" by Peter Carlson [Part 2] Playing the rest of a text adventure game about the zombie apocalypse, with text on the screen so you can read with me while you listen. Works best on full-screen mode. Episode page with video & notes https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oBv YouTube video version https://y…
 
706. [1/2] Let's Play Another Text Adventure Game - "Zombolocaust" by Peter Carlson [Part 1] Playing a text adventure game about the zombie apocalypse, with text on the screen so you can read with me while you listen. Works best on full-screen mode. Episode page with video & notes https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oBr YouTube video version https://youtu.be/YCPw…
 
705. Kate Billington Returns (and she brought cake) Listen to another natural conversation with Kate Billington about some listener comments, Chinese New Year, English festivals & food in February, sports day traditions, more cake recipes, various bits of vocabulary and more. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oAC LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke…
 
Damo & Jez talk to The Body Mechanic, Mark Green. A man with NSW’s premier trail marathon, the 6ft Track, running through his veins ... hear how he’s run it 6 times & placed in the top 4 every time, how his 3:20 PB would normally have seen him win but on that day 3 people & the course record sneaked passed him! ...also learn how he’s going back for…
 
704. The Rick Thompson Report: Brexit Update (February 2021) Talking again to my dad about UK politics and current affairs, focusing on the latest developments in Brexit, plus a bit of weather and sport. Listen to hear my dad explain complex things in plain English. Download the audio, get the full transcript and access the full episode archive 👉 h…
 
Neil & Geoff talk to ex-rugby league playing Blue Mountain’s strength coach & world’s strongest marathon contender Corey Phillpott … find out how, as this legend’s life spiralled out of control, a call to his Dad & a move to the mountains saved his life, how his family drives his WHY & what else drives a man to take on a world record attempt pullin…
 
703. Walaa from Syria - WISBOLEP Competition Winner 🏆 Walaa Mouma from Syria has an amazing and inspiring story for all learners of English around the world, and some specific tips on how to improve your English long-term. Listen to this episode to hear all about it. Transcript and text video available. Episode page (download the transcript, downlo…
 
702. Emergency Questions (with James) Listen to Luke and James talking about various topics as we answer questions from the book "Emergency Questions" by comedian Richard Herring. Text video and full transcript available. Episode page with full transcript https://wp.me/p4IuUx-l5P LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo Text video comi…
 
Jez & Damo talk to mullet rocking 70s vinyl tragic Mosman speedster Ed Goddard. The boys cover: Ed’s first year of running in New York at Iona, how COVID & coming back home has seen him grow as a runner, the impacts of low iron, the symptoms & what solution worked for him, how he won a recent 10k while waiting for BSL to catch him, what his long te…
 
701. Legal English with Louise Kulbicki Discussing some of the most important terms and concepts in legal English, while also learning about key cases through some amusing stories, with legal English trainer Louise Kulbicki. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-kKI LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo Text video on YouTube (currently …
 
700. Marooned With My Music: Luke Thompson Marking episode 700 with a special episode. Guest host Oli Thompson interviews Luke using a classic format from BBC Radio. Luke is going to be marooned on a desert island but he is allowed to bring 8 pieces of music, one book and a luxury item. For episode 700 this is a chance to get to know Luke and his m…
 
699. Welcome (back) to Luke's English Podcast / FAQ (January 2021) Wishing everyone a happy new year and taking stock of the main aims and methods of this podcast, plus some frequently asked questions. Video version available on YouTube. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-jW0 YouTube video version https://youtu.be/b476zEQ1e7I LEP Premium https://www…
 
Neil & Geoff sneak a quick Tempo in before the year is out and speak to great bloke & recent 240km Coast to Kosciusko (c2k) winner Morgan Lindqvist. Find out how he prepared for c2k, how finishing UTMB was his most emotional race even though it involved a 50km walk to the end, how his secret sauce is all about consistency … in running, sleeping, nu…
 
Jez & Damo talk to board-short loving international ultra-running super-star Courtney Dauwalter … learn how to tackle back-yard ultras from the undisputed boss of the format, how she uses beer as a beacon of light, what friendly hallucinations are and how harnessing her brain and accepting that deciding to enter a tough race might as well mean you …
 
696. WISBOLEP Competition Results + RAMBLE Join me as I potter around my flat and give the results of the WISBOLEP competition then make a cup of tea and have a ramble about things like listening to non-native English speakers, reducing clutter in your home, renting vs owning a property, what it must be like to have only one hand, Zatoichi the blin…
 
695. Pronunciation, Pragmatics & Procrastination with Emma Talking to Emma from YouTube channel Pronunciation with Emma about accents, improving your pronunciation, understanding pragmatics in English, and learning English through video games.By Luke Thompson
 
694. The Crown / The Royal Family (A Royal Ramble with My Wife) Talking to my wife about the latest season of the Netflix TV drama The Crown, which follows the life and times of Queen Elizabeth II and her family. We talk about Charles & Diana, Margaret Thatcher, The Queen's accent, Prince Andrew's BBC interview and more.…
 
692. WISBOLEP Competition Entries - Listen & Vote! Listen to recordings sent in by listeners and vote for who you think should be on LEP. Listen to the 16 competition entries again [YouTube] https://youtu.be/8rKRcVzo-w0 Listen to the other 85 LEPsters who are still worthy of your attention, with sumptuous video footage of the UK and other locations…
 
Neil & Geoff are back! … the boys chat to Aussie 24hr track record holder Kay Bretz … they learn how ‘running like a wise woman’ saw him claw back 91 positions & place 11th at an international 24 hr race, how a 4 hr+ mara debut was followed 12 years later with a sub 3 mara & the 2019 Aussie ultra running performance of the year. Kay drops several p…
 
691. Jerome Butler - Dialect Coach How do professional actors change the way they speak for different acting roles? What can learners of English take from the way actors do this, in order to apply it to their language learning? In this conversation I speak to Jerome Butler who is a very experienced dialect coach working in the TV and film industry …
 
The boys chat to Jane Trumper … where do you start with this amazing lady … 400+ marathons/ultra marathons, running 660km across the Simpson Desert or 2200km across Europe? Hear her mental strategies for dealing with tough challenges, what drives her motivation, a truly unique answer to our taper question and which waterfall you definitely shouldn’…
 
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