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The Oll or Nothing podcast is an insight into people's highlights in life. I'll ask the guest what their Top 8 emotional moments are. I want to know their Most: Happiest, Embarrassing, Angriest, Sad, Scared, Surprised, Disgusted & Proud Moment. Everybody has a story to tell after all.
 
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Have you heard of Goussainville? It’s an abandoned village right next to the Charles de Gaulle airport and it has quite the unusual back story. I paid a visit with a film crew to find out more. What’s actually there and why is it abandoned? Does it live up to the romanticized hype of bloggers and urban explorers? And the ultimate question: is it wo…
 
Welcome to season ten! Today I chat with Nico, a French friend of mine who recently became a dad too. We share notes on what it's like to have a baby in Paris, what French men think of the country's new paternity leave system, and how to deal with unsolicited advice from other Parisians. To join the other members for this show, here's the Patreon l…
 
Here's the final chapter of my 2020 memoir, Paris On Air. To go behind the scenes, become a member to unlock the guide to this book, made for Patreon members. Sign up here: https://www.patreon.com/theearfultower Why not buy a paperback copy of this book, or indeed the entire audio experience? Full shop here: https://theearfultower.com/shop…
 
Here's chapter eight of my 2020 memoir, Paris On Air. To go behind the scenes, become a member to unlock the guide to this book, made for Patreon members. Sign up here: https://www.patreon.com/theearfultower Why not buy a paperback copy of this book, or indeed the entire audio experience? Full shop here: https://theearfultower.com/shop…
 
Here's chapter seven of my 2020 memoir, Paris On Air. Welcome to the audio experience. To go behind the scenes, become a member to unlock the guide to this book, made for Patreon members. Sign up here: https://www.patreon.com/theearfultower Why not buy a paperback copy of this book, or indeed the entire audio experience? Full shop here: https://the…
 
Here's chapter six of my 2020 memoir, Paris On Air. Welcome to the audio experience. To go behind the scenes, become a member to unlock the guide to this book, made for Patreon members. Sign up here: https://www.patreon.com/theearfultower Why not buy a paperback copy of this book, or indeed the entire audio experience? Full shop here: https://theea…
 
Here's chapter five of my 2020 memoir, Paris On Air. Welcome to the audio experience. To go behind the scenes, become a member to unlock the guide to this book, made for Patreon members. Sign up here: https://www.patreon.com/theearfultower Why not buy a paperback copy of this book, or indeed the entire audio experience? Full shop here: https://thee…
 
Here's chapter four of my 2020 memoir, Paris On Air. Welcome to the audio experience. To go behind the scenes, become a member to unlock the guide to this book, made for Patreon members. Sign up here: https://www.patreon.com/theearfultower Why not buy a paperback copy of this book, or indeed the entire audio experience? Full shop here: https://thee…
 
Here's chapter three of my 2020 memoir, Paris On Air. Welcome to the audio experience. To go behind the scenes, become a member to unlock the guide to this book, made for Patreon members. Sign up here: https://www.patreon.com/theearfultower Why not buy a paperback copy of this book, or indeed the entire audio experience? Full shop here: https://the…
 
Here's chapter two of my 2020 memoir, Paris On Air. Welcome to the audio experience. To go behind the scenes, become a member to unlock the guide to this book, made for Patreon members. Sign up here: https://www.patreon.com/theearfultower Why not buy a paperback copy of this book, or indeed the entire audio experience? Full shop here: https://theea…
 
Here's chapter one of my 2020 memoir, Paris On Air. Welcome to the audio experience. To go behind the scenes, become a member to unlock the guide to this book, made for Patreon members. Sign up here: https://www.patreon.com/theearfultower Why not buy a paperback copy of this book, or indeed the entire audio experience? Full shop here: https://theea…
 
For the season finale, my special guest is a very pregnant, and very lovely Lina. We give you the inside scoop on the ins and outs of being pregnant in Paris (in a pandemic). Reflecting on the last nine months and what we learned along the way. For all episodes of The EarfulTower: www.theearfultower.com/episodes For all my books and more: www.theea…
 
This week I chat with Gérard Chavaroc, who runs the 1900s pharmacy on avenue de la Bourdonnais. We talk about how get got it, what's inside, and what will happen to it when he soon retires. Find the pharmacy: 54 Avenue de la Bourdonnais For all episodes of The EarfulTower: www.theearfultower.com/episodes For all my books and more: www.theearfultowe…
 
Molly Wilkinson joins the show to talk about how she's made a business in France as an online baker. Check her out: On Instagram here: instagram.com/mollyjwilk/ Her website here: mollyjwilk.com Her new book here: mollyjwilk.com/pre-order-my-cookbook/ And to watch Molly and Olly baking together in the near future, become a Patreon member of The Earf…
 
This week Lina and I drove out of Paris to visit the Château Vaux-Le-Vicomte. Owner Jean Charles de Vogüé took us on a private tour while it was closed to the public. Find the château online here: https://vaux-le-vicomte.com/ Become an international friend of the chateau here: For all episodes of The Earful Tower: www.theearfultower.com/episodes Fo…
 
This week I was joined by Amber Minogue of Paname podcast, and together we visited the Paris Pet Cemetery - aka Le Cimetière des Chiens et Autres Animaux Domestiques. Find Paname, Amber's podcast here: panamepodcast.com For all episodes of The EarfulTower: www.theearfultower.com/episodes For all my books and more: www.theearfultower.com/shop Find m…
 
We've moved to the seventh arrondissement! Here are my tips (and Lina's tips!) for how best to visit the district. To see the scroll that goes with this episode, become a member here: www.patreon.com/theearfultower For the Boston event mentioned in the show: https://afusa.org/event/from-podcast-to-page-oliver-gee-and-lina-nordin-gee-on-their-newest…
 
In this episode I share five cool secrets from Paris that I've picked up over the years. This was originally performed for the Alliance Francaise in the USA. For all the pictures and links mentioned in the show, go to this link: www.theearfultower.com/secrets Remember to subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theearfultower?sub_co…
 
This week I take you behind the scenes of my recent visit to the mysterious Montmartre Vineyard. To watch the YouTube Video of the visit, click here: https://youtu.be/oO5BpG8IZZQ To find the Secret Journeys visit, click here: https://www.secretjourneys.travel/journey/le-clos-montmartre-vineyard To become a member and unlock the Scroll for this epis…
 
This week I'm joined by best-selling author Pamela Druckerman. You might know her from her newspaper columns or her brilliant book Bringing up Bébé (aka French Children Don't Throw Food). We discussed her work, the beauty of the Place de Vosges and even had the luck to talk our way into another Paris courtyard. Find Pamela's website here: www.pamel…
 
This week is another adventurous episode, recorded from above the streets, sitting on a Paris rooftop. I'm joined by 27-year-old Frenchman Raphael Metivet, a photographer capturing Paris from a new perspective. We discussed our 360 degree view, urban exploration across Paris, and Raphael explains some tips and tricks around how he gets his winning …
 
This week's guest came through a chance encounter. I found myself talking with a man called Diederick from the Netherlands outside the Peloton Cafe. It turned out he owned a shop full of silk flowers around the corner on Rue de Turenne … so I went to visit to understand more. This episode covers Paris through the eyes of this Dutchman, the evolving…
 
Welcome to The Earful Tower Paris - I'm Oliver Gee. This is something I should have said four years ago. Yes, after 200+ episodes and 1.5 million + downloads, it's time for a proper insight into what's going on here. With the help of my occasional co-host and wife Lina, and my brother and editor Eddie, this is the episode you should listen to first…
 
When the Seine River is flooding in Paris, you can almost certainly find me somewhere along the riverbank watching. I find it extraordinarily fascinating. And it's so close to flooding now that I figured I'd make an episode about it all - including some fun and interesting facts about the Great Flood of 1910. For more info, check this link: www.the…
 
I've travelled around France an awful lot, so here are 30 things I recommend... and 20 that I really want to do. I made this list with the help of a few members of The Earful's distribution team. Find the full list on my website: https://theearfultower.com/ Here's the bundle discount for Paris On Air and Kylie: https://theearfultower.com/bundle Bec…
 
I asked about your Paris plans and you sent in hundreds! Here's a chat with three listeners who share their Paris plans, and I talk about the Top 100 List that goes with this episode. Find the full list on my website: https://theearfultower.com/2021/01/11/the-francophiles-bucket-list-100-things-to-do-in-paris-in-2021/ Become a Patreon member: https…
 
Hear ye, hear ye: I officially challenge you to join our 2021 Paris Bucket List challenge. The rules are simple: Find five things you've never done before in Paris, rank them in ascending order of difficulty, then do them all before the year ends. This will work even if you are just visiting for a week. Today's episode is Lina and I talking through…
 
It's the top ten episodes from 2020, counting down from number 10 to number one. Which episode was the most downloaded? Which celebrities made the top ten? How many have you heard? All will be answered in this end-of-year episode from your host, Oliver Gee. Thanks for listening in 2020. To get the beautiful scroll from this episode and to support t…
 
This week I'm joined, by author, Stephen Clarke. We discussed being a writer in Lockdown, WWII in Paris, and British spies. As well as his brand new book The Spy Who Inspired Me. This interview was held via Zoom to an audience of Patreon members, you can watch the replay on the link below if you're a member. https://www.patreon.com/theearfultower…
 
We are leaving Montmartre! It's been a wonderful two years in our little apartment overlooking Paris, but this chapter is now over. To mark the occasion, Lina and I took one last walk around our old neighbourhood, with microphone in hand. If you close your eyes, you can probably imagine that you're walking the cobbled streets with us. Where in Pari…
 
Traditions, meals, markets, and music... Camille from French Today explains how the French celebrate Christmas. Find out more about Christmas in France with stories from Camille. The Legend of Saint Nicolas - bilingual story 10 ways to wish Merry Christmas (with audio) French Christmas traditions 100 French Christmas terms with audio Authentic Fren…
 
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