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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 Wicked Library is a Parsec Award winning show featuring horror fiction stories from upcoming, new, independent and bestselling authors. Our Tales of terror are read by Host / Producer, Daniel Foytik and other popular voice actors and feature custom music to bring the stories to life. Each episode features the work of some of the best voices in independent horror fiction. Authors of all types have contributed stories, like Jessica McHugh, KB Goddard, C. Bryan Brown, Stephanie Wytovich, an ...
 
Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett talk with callers who have questions and stories about linguistics, old sayings, word histories, etymology, regional dialects, slang, new words, word play, word games, grammar, family expressions, books, literature, writing, and more. Your language questions: https://waywordradio.org/contact or words@waywordradio.org. Call toll-free *any* time in the U.S. and Canada at 1 (877) 929-9673. From elsewhere in the world: +1 619 800 4443. All past shows ar ...
 
Yee-haw! The Pony Rider Boys are on the move again! This time the boys are headed to the canebrakes in the swamps of Louisiana. Of course trouble follows our friends into the swamp, but Chunky will surprise everyone in this book. - Summary by Ann BoulaisPrevious book in the series: The Pony Rider Boys in New EnglandNext book in the series: The Pony Rider Boys in Alaska
 
In this show, Andrew sets out to pick apart the minds and strategies that Top Athletes and Industry leaders use to reach the pinnacle of their Sport. Including their early beginnings, bouncing back from adversity, and candid untold stories from life on the road. As a professional international downhill mountain biker, and now commentator, Andrew “ Needles “ Neethling brings 18 years of experience in all aspects of the Cycling Industry.
 
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Because of recent events that are bringing greater attention to issues that impact African Americans, Black Like Me is highlighting past episodes that are relevant to the current national conversation. On this fun and honest episode, Dr. Alex Gee teases his upcoming full discussion of the Netflix series Dear White People by sharing his thoughts on …
 
Dr. Alex Gee answers listener questions about this season of the podcast and also current events like the Black Lives Matter movement, racial unrest, and what makes a trustworthy white ally. Becoming a Patreon supporter allows you to get your pressing questions submitted to Dr. Gee for consideration on the show. The Center for Black Excellence and …
 
Jacuzzi and silhouette are eponyms – that is, they derive from the names of people. An Italian immigrant to California invented the bubbly hot tub called a jacuzzi. And the word silhouette commemorates a penny-pinching treasury secretary who lasted only a few months in office and was associated with these shadow portraits. Also, if the words strubb…
 
This week I have friend of the podcast, and world famous author Cara Black back in studio. We talked Hitler in Paris and Cara's new book. Inspired by a mysterious footnote, Cara went down a rabbit hole of dates, times and events - leading her to write Three Hours In Paris. More on Cara and her books here on her official website. Become a Patron of …
 
Because of recent events that are bringing greater attention to issues that impact African Americans, Black Like Me is highlighting past episodes that are relevant to the current national conversation. How should White people handle racial missteps? How should white allies support people of color in the moment? Dr. Alex Gee discusses a recent race-…
 
Dr. Alex Gee talks with NAACP members Kirbie Mack, Frances Huntley-Cooper, and Greg Jones to understand their historical leadership for the Black community. There is a wealth of wisdom and experience from these leaders that does not get shared enough. As always, don't miss the amazing stories and powerful commentary that Dr. Gee draws out of his gu…
 
Minnaar is currently the most prolific winner among male professional downhill mountain bike racers, with 21 world cup career victories. Known as the Goat , Greg has had an incredible career and is still mixing it up with the young guns all while nearing the age of 40. How does he do it ? How does he always seem to perform under pressure ? We dig i…
 
The emotional appeal of handwriting and the emotional reveal of animal phrases. Should children be taught cursive writing in school, or is their time better spent studying other things? A handwritten note and a typed one may use the very same words, but handwritten version may seem much more intimate. Plus, English is full of grisly expressions abo…
 
This week I'm joined by Boris Petrovic aka Boris the Brain to discuss the history (and future) of walking in Paris. We discussed the Haussmannian origins of Paris's wide streets, tales of man-eating wolves invading the city, pulling teeth on the Pont Neuf, and the plans for the future of the city. Also, a special side note, it's my birthday! And to…
 
Season 10 brings you another dark tale written just for us. When Kris Winters moves into her grandmother’s house and becomes ill, she thinks it’s allergies. She couldn’t be more wrong. Told by: Jessica McEvoy Custom Score: Nico Vettese Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foyti…
 
Because of recent events that are bringing greater attention to issues that impact African Americans, Black Like Me is highlighting past episodes that are relevant to the current national conversation. Dr. Alex Gee has an in-depth conversation with Marlon Anderson, who was fired from a Madison high school for telling a student not to call him the n…
 
Dr. Alex Gee discusses cross-cultural criminal justice reform with Jerome Dillard and John Vaudreuil. John is a former United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin. He worked for U.S. Justice Department for 38 years, first as an assistant U.S. attorney in Wisconsin’s Western District where he prosecuted criminal cases. He was appoin…
 
Some TV commercials launch catchphrases that stick around long after the original ads. The exclamation Good stuff, Maynard! is still a compliment almost 40 years after it was used in a commercial for Malt-O-Meal hot cereal. And: what do you call that room where the whole family gathers? The family room? The den? The TV room? Names for that part of …
 
Last week, I pitched a question to the Earful Tower Members; What is the first thing you will do once you can get back to Paris? I had an amazing response and for this episode I've pulled a selection of my favourite answers to discuss with none other then my wife, Lovely Lina. The idea: To try and determine just what it is that makes Paris such a p…
 
Because of recent events that are bringing greater attention to issues that impact African Americans, Black Like Me is highlighting past episodes that are relevant to the current national conversation. Dr. Alex Gee has a conversation with the University of Wisconsin student, Eric Washington Jr. about his prospects of going into education in a white…
 
Dr. Alex Gee has a conversation with returning guests, Jerome Dillard and Dr. Karen Reece, to pull back the curtain on mass incarceration. Jerome Dillard brings a depth of knowledge on the subject, recounting his and other men's experience. Dr. Reece reveals the facts of how the justice system truly functions and impacts individuals. alexgee.com pa…
 
Jurgen Beneke is a legend in the Sport of Downhill and MTB. He was a pioneer of the sport and won the first official Downhill World Cup Series in Dh in 1993. We talk about origins of the sport, sneaking alcohol into Norway to pay for racing and just so much more. He feels he is also one of the luckiest riders alive escaping many crashes along the w…
 
If you speak both German and Spanish, you may find yourself reaching for a German word instead of a Spanish one, and vice versa. This puzzling experience is so common among polyglots that linguists have a name for it. Also, the best writers create luscious, long sentences using the same principles that make for a musician's melodious phrasing or a …
 
Yes, yes, this is a podcast about Paris and France, but I decided to cast the net wider for this episode and take a closer look at Sweden. Why? Well, today's guest is Swedish, we're both in Sweden right now, and as you might remember, I spent about five years in Sweden before Paris. So with about 10 years of observing the very fascinating Swedes un…
 
Because of recent events that are bringing greater attention to issues that impact African Americans, Black Like Me is highlighting past episodes that are relevant to the current national conversation. Dr. Alex Gee has an honest conversation with Kaleem Caire about his experience and perspective on the education system. Kaleem recently released a s…
 
Dr. Alex Gee talks to Dane County Circuit Court Judge Nicholas J. McNamara about his friendship with Aaron Hicks and their unique collaboration on understanding African-American issues in the criminal justice system. You won't want to miss the incredible story of these two men discovering their connection to one another and insider look at the just…
 
How does social context shape our perception of language? When hiking the Appalachian Trail, a young woman from Wyoming found that fellow hikers assumed she was from another country, not only because of how she spoke, but also how she looked. Sometimes our perception of other people's accents have more to do with social context than with any real d…
 
This week on the show it's Kobus Botha talking about braai, being 2 meters tall, and catering for 6,000 people. Kobus is the BBQ King of France with his enormous touring barbecues, we discuss his work and some of the exciting catering gigs he's had across France Become a Patron of The Earful Tower here to get the Scroll for this episode (and much m…
 
What’s in a Name #1: Melbourne Day Presenter: Andy May Further information and links: Founding Myths Melbourne by the Book #3: Modern Melbourne: City and Site of Nature and Culture by Rod Giblett Presenter: Andy May Interviewee: Rod Giblett Further information and links: Modern Melbourne: City and Site of Nature and Culture Credits Series Host — Pr…
 
Dr. Alex Gee talks with former Wisconsin Secretary of the Department of Corrections, Ed Wall about his experience working in the criminal justice system. Ed Wall was appointed by Governor Scott Walker and confirmed by the state senate to serve in his cabinet. Their conversation covers the inside story of Wall's book, Unethical. Life in Scott Walker…
 
Brian Lopes started racing BMX at age 4. He then went onto become one of the most successful mountain bikers earning 4 World Titles and 6 World Cup Titles. He was inducted into the MTB hall of fame. Age did not slow him down at all competing well into his 40's. He talks about longevity, his drive and what set him apart.…
 
Chances are you recognize the expressions Judgment Day and the root of all evil as phrases from the Bible. There are many others, though, some of which may surprise you: the powers that be and bottomless pit first appeared in scripture. Plus, there's a term for when the language of a minority is adopted by the majority. When, for example, expressio…
 
This week on the show it's Jacqueline Ngo Mpii talking about La Goutte d'Or, a neighborhood beside Montmartre. But while millions and millions of tourists flock to Montmartre next door, few venture to the east to see Little Africa - not least after it was labelled a "no-go zone" in international media. Jacqueline explains how she is working to chan…
 
Season 10 continues with another briny Batrachian tale as we take a dark dive into the deep. Geoffrey Sykes Vermillion returns in another dark and mysterious adventure. This time, he visits his friend Gerald Marshall at his summer, seaside cottage when Gerald's nephew falls ill under strange circumstances. This tale draws on the events told in "The…
 
Because of recent events that are bringing greater attention to issues that impact African Americans, Black Like Me is highlighting past episodes that are relevant to the current national conversation. Dr. Alex Gee interviews Ben Wikler, Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, about the power of Wisconsin politics for America and the world. The…
 
Dr. Alex Gee has a one-on-one conversation with Wisconsin state Senator Tammy Baldwin to discuss the issues that are important to African Americans. As the country faces racial injustices once again exposed, Dr. Gee questions why Black leaders are only reached out to in these moments. Listen to hear how the African American voice is being heard by …
 
What happens in a classroom of refugee and immigrant youngsters learning English? Their fresh approach to language can result in remarkable poetry -- some of which is collected in the anthology England: Poems from a School. Also, new language among healthcare professionals: the term cohorting describes the act of grouping patients with COVID-19 in …
 
Throughout my time in Paris I've come across many an untranslatable word in the French language. I've talked about these before, even discussed them in my memoir, but for this episode I've rounded up my ten favourites. Or the ten best, if you will. The rule to be classed as untranslatable: That it doesn't exist in a single word in the English word.…
 
Because of recent events that are bringing greater attention to issues that impact African Americans, Black Like Me is highlighting past episodes that are relevant to the current national conversation. This is the first episode in Dr. Alex Gee's "Our Madison" series, looking at the history of Madison, WI from the perspective of different generation…
 
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