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Luke's ENGLISH Podcast - Learn British English with Luke Thompson podcast

Luke's ENGLISH Podcast - Learn British English with Luke Thompson

Luke's English Podcast is an award-winning podcast for learners of English. Listen, learn and have fun while picking up natural British English as it really is spoken. http://teacherluke.co.uk Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ [https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke] (https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke) . Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information.

Luke's English Podcast is an award-winning podcast for learners of English. Listen, learn and have fun while picking up natural British English as it really is spoken. http://teacherluke.co.uk Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ [https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke] (https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke) . Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information.

 

#809

BONUS: Ramble Message / Episode 800 Plans / World Cup Episodes?

A bonus mini-ramble about my plans for episode 800 (send me your questions) and why I haven't done any World Cup episodes yet, but you can listen to me talking about it with Zdenek on his podcast (link available). Website page [https://wp.me/p4IuUx-stM] (https://wp.me/p4IuUx-stM) Check out my conversation with Zdenek about World Cup 2022 [https://youtu.be/PZOOa-PVXcw] (https://youtu.be/PZOOa-PVXcw) Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ [https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke] (https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke) . Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information. ... Read more

28 Nov 2022

05 MINS

05:27

28 Nov 2022


#808

798. MYSTERIOUS AL (Street Art & Graffiti)

In conversation with Mysterious Al, a contemporary artist / street artist from London now living in Melbourne, Australia. The conversation covers Al's background, how he makes his art, the difference between street art & graffiti, attitudes towards graffiti, how Al needs to use social media (but doesn't like it!) his recent ghost train exhibition, and more. Al's Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/mysteriousal/] (https://www.instagram.com/mysteriousal/) Al's website [https://www.mysterious.al] (https://www.mysterious.al/) Video version also available. Episode page with video, and audio download [https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sij] (https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sij) Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ [https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke] (https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke) . Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information. ... Read more

23 Nov 2022

1 HR 48 MINS

1:48:03

23 Nov 2022


#807

797. Stephen from SEND7 interviews Luke about LEP

Stephen from SEND7 podcast becomes the host to interview me about how I started LEP, the ins and outs of doing this, plus some advantages and challenges for podcasting to learners of English. Video version available. Episode page with audio download, video and links [https://wp.me/p4IuUx-smy] (https://wp.me/p4IuUx-smy) Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ [https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke] (https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke) . Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information. ... Read more

16 Nov 2022

1 HR 37 MINS

1:37:58

16 Nov 2022


#806

796. Language & Local British Identity (with Mark Steel)

Special Guest Mark Steel joins me to discuss cultural and linguistic differences between the UK and France, plus accents in the UK and a little tour of some places in the UK that you don't know about. Also includes a discussion of swearing and rude language in Britain. What is the R word which you should never say in a specific part of the UK? Listen on to find out. Episode page [https://wp.me/p4IuUx-s8I] (https://wp.me/p4IuUx-s8I) Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ [https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke] (https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke) . Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information. ... Read more

09 Nov 2022

1 HR 46 MINS

1:46:15

09 Nov 2022


#805

795. DOPPELGANGER (Learn English with a Short Story)

Learn English with a short story. In fact, this episode contains two stories. Listen until the end for the 2nd one. Repeat after me to practise your pronunciation. Learn some vocabulary & grammar in the second half of the episode, with an explanation of modal verbs of deduction in the past and present. Episode page to read/download the transcript [https://wp.me/p4IuUx-scI] (https://wp.me/p4IuUx-scI) Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ [https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke] (https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke) . Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information. ... Read more

02 Nov 2022

1 HR 13 MINS

1:13:46

02 Nov 2022


#804

794. The Surprising Power of Reading Aloud (Article) 📖🗣️

Reading out loud can have lots of benefits on our memory and our mental health. How can it help with your English? In this episode I read an article, help you understand it and give comments on the importance of reading, both quietly in your head, and out loud. 📖 Read the article on the BBC Future website https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200917-the-surprising-power-of-reading-aloud 📄 Read the transcript and download the PDF transcript from my website (free) https://wp.me/p4IuUx-s8w ✅ Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ to access the 3-part series about this episode, and more https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ [https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke] (https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke) . Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information. ... Read more

26 Oct 2022

1 HR 16 MINS

1:16:33

26 Oct 2022


#803

793. Rambling Through the Streets of Paris at Night on a Bike (with a VERY special guest)

Last week a very special guest visited one of our comedy shows in Paris. I was given a ticket to the show, so I decided to record a podcast while riding through the streets on the way to the show, wondering if I might be able to interview this guest on LEP. Listen to find out what happened, and to hear some rambling and atmospheric sounds of Paris streets at night. Episode page [https://wp.me/p4IuUx-s2m] (https://wp.me/p4IuUx-s2m) Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ [https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke] (https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke) . Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information. ... Read more

20 Oct 2022

1 HR 19 MINS

1:19:54

20 Oct 2022


#802

792. The Rick Thompson Report: LIZ TRUSS (16 October 2022)

My dad returns to talk more about UK politics, this time describing the disastrous economic policy of Liz Truss and her Chancellor (finance minister) Kwasi Kwarteng. Advanced level English listening practice - this is complicated stuff, but keep listening to develop your English skills and learn about what's going on in UK politics and current affairs. Episode page [https://wp.me/p4IuUx-s7G] (https://wp.me/p4IuUx-s7G) Video version [https://youtu.be/csrAYt0eNbc] (https://youtu.be/csrAYt0eNbc) Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ [https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke] (https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke) . Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information. ... Read more

16 Oct 2022

45 MINS

45:57

16 Oct 2022


#801

791. ADJECTIVE + PREPOSITION with Amber & Paul (A+P with A&P on LEP)

Amber and Paul join me in my pod room again for a rambling discussion about everything! Includes a language point about adjective + preposition collocations. Notice the phrases and try to find examples of them in context. Video version available. Episode page with some vocabulary notes, links, video version [https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rY3] (https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rY3) Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ [https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke] (https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke) . Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information. ... Read more

09 Oct 2022

1 HR 45 MINS

1:45:24

09 Oct 2022


#800

790. Chatting in the Garden with Mum (Listener Q&A)

My mum returns to the podcast to answer some questions from listeners about books, cooking, her relationship with Luke and her granddaughter, the war in Ukraine, the song Imagine by John Lennon, family games, the time she fell off a horse & more... Episode page with notes, links and scripts [https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rTm] (https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rTm) Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ [https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke] (https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke) . Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information. ... Read more

30 Sep 2022

1 HR 38 MINS

1:38:03

30 Sep 2022


#799

789. 50 Random British Facts (True or False Quiz) with James [Part 2]

[Part 2 of 2] James and Luke discuss some more "facts" about the UK, but can you guess if they are true or false? Learn some interesting trivia about life in Britain, and improve your vocabulary in the process. Episode page with video version, all facts written + intro & ending transcripts [https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rTT] (https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rTT) Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ [https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke] (https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke) . Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information. ... Read more

25 Sep 2022

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:24

25 Sep 2022


#798

788. 50 Random British Facts (True or False Quiz) with James [Part 1]

[Part 1 of 2] Can you guess if these "facts" about the UK are true or false? James and Luke read out the facts and then discuss them one by one. Learn some odd things about the UK, pick up some vocabulary about laws and customs, and try not to laugh on the bus. Episode page with all facts written [https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qI9] (https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qI9) Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ [https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke] (https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke) . Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information. ... Read more

21 Sep 2022

1 HR 35 MINS

1:35:06

21 Sep 2022


#797

787. The Rick & Gill Thompson Report: Queen Elizabeth II / King Charles III

Talking to my parents about events in the UK following the death of The Queen on 9 September, including the media coverage, the proclamation of King Charles III, comments about Charles as King and a discussion of the role of the monarch in the UK’s constitution. Also includes some comments about the new Prime Minister Liz Truss and the future of the UK government over the next 18 months. Episode page (download the audio and check the full episode archive) https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rOu Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ [https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke] (https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke) . Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information. ... Read more

13 Sep 2022

1 HR 26 MINS

1:26:11

13 Sep 2022


#796

786. THE QUEEN

Queen Elizabeth II died today. Here are my thoughts and feelings about the significance and symbolism of her life and death, recorded just an hour after I first saw the news. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rLA Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ [https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke] (https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke) . Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information. ... Read more

08 Sep 2022

52 MINS

52:01

08 Sep 2022


#795

785. Crossword Puzzles & Word Origins (with Fred Eyangoh)

Fred Eyangoh returns to the podcast to bring some entertaining and useful word puzzles, quizzes and insights into English etymology & history. 👉 Episode page with vocabulary notes and introduction transcript https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rJr 📼 YouTube video version (doesn't include intro or vocabulary summary) https://youtu.be/GmZlDQB8QWc Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ [https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke] (https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke) . Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information. ... Read more

06 Sep 2022

2 HR 09 MINS

2:09:07

06 Sep 2022


#794

784. Pub Chat with Charlie Baxter (Social English and Pub Etiquette)

Join us on a trip to a virtual pub for a couple of pints, a packet of crisps and some advice about how to go to the pub in English, with plenty of funny tangents, with Charlie Baxter. Episode page [https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rmQ] (https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rmQ) Video version on YouTube [https://youtu.be/Vg5n11RfrvY] (https://youtu.be/Vg5n11RfrvY) Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ [https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke] (https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke) . Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information. ... Read more

01 Sep 2022

1 HR 12 MINS

1:12:09

01 Sep 2022


#793

783. British or American? With Sarah Donnelly

Comparing British and American English vocabulary with a fun online quiz. My guest today is American comedian Sarah Donnelly. Video version (of the conversation) available. Episode page with vocabulary notes & intro transcript 👉 [https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rmL] (https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rmL) Watch the conversation on YouTube 👉 [https://youtu.be/JZ8A8lDopkw] (https://youtu.be/JZ8A8lDopkw) Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ [https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke] (https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke) . Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information. ... Read more

25 Aug 2022

1 HR 25 MINS

1:25:46

25 Aug 2022


#792

782. Paul McCartney at 80 (with Sam Whiles)

Paul McCartney turned 80 this year, so let's talk about this legend of British music! In this one, I am joined by Sam Whiles, the host of the Paul or Nothing podcast. Listen to hear an overview of Paul's career, and some Paul McCartney stories. Episode page with introduction transcript [https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rmH] (https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rmH) Watch the conversation on YouTube [https://youtu.be/fUZCqVm8d6g] (https://youtu.be/fUZCqVm8d6g) Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ [https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke] (https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke) . Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information. ... Read more

18 Aug 2022

1 HR 40 MINS

1:40:18

18 Aug 2022


#791

781. Film Club: Monty Python & The Holy Grail (revisited ) with Antony Rotunno [LEP / Film Gold Swap...

Talking to Antony Rotunno about a classic British comedy film which makes fun of the legend of King Arthur (and everything else!) Originally published by Antony on his Film Gold podcast earlier this year. Episode page with links, video clips and more [https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rmE] (https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rmE) Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ [https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke] (https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke) . Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information. ... Read more

11 Aug 2022

1 HR 52 MINS

1:52:35

11 Aug 2022


#790

780. The Customary Pre-Holiday Ramble (August 2022) Train of Thought / My Daughter's Magic Pet Shop ...

An unedited ramble in which I talk without a specific plan, includes a recording of my daughter speaking English, and a few songs on the guitar. Video version available. Episode page with song lyrics 👉 [https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rn5] (https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rn5) Video version on YouTube 👉 [https://youtu.be/r3dhUOnci7w] (https://youtu.be/r3dhUOnci7w) Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ [https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke] (https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke) . Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information. ... Read more

04 Aug 2022

1 HR 23 MINS

1:23:33

04 Aug 2022


#789

779. [2/2] Poetry Reading: Sir Gawain and The Green Knight (by Simon Armitage)

Luke reads verses from a modernised version of this medieval poem, considered one of the masterpieces of Middle English literature. Listen to hear the rhyme and rhythm of the poetry, the descriptive vocabulary and details of the story, with vocabulary explanations and comments from Luke. This is part 2 of a double episode about this story. Video version available with on-screen text. Episode page with intro transcript & video version [https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rj8] (https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rj8) Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ [https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke] (https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke) . Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information. ... Read more

28 Jul 2022

1 HR 38 MINS

1:38:50

28 Jul 2022


#788

778. [1/2] Sir Gawain and The Green Knight (with Dad)

A conversation with my dad about a great medieval adventure story originally written in middle English and updated and translated into modern English by Simon Armitage. Dad talks about the origin of this story, its connection to the history of the English language, and the poetic devices used in the writing. In the second half I read a summarised version of the story and some verses from Armitage's modernised version. 👉 Episode page with intro & ending scripts, story summary & more information [https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rhs] (https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rhs) Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ [https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke] (https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke) . Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information. ... Read more

25 Jul 2022

1 HR 36 MINS

1:36:04

25 Jul 2022


#787

777. The Rick Thompson Report: Has Boris Johnson Resigned?

My dad talks about the latest news about Boris Johnson, who on Friday said the UK should now begin the process of finding a new Prime Minister. Why is Johnson going to step down? What scandals has he been involved in during his life? What might happen next? Listen to hear my dad's comments in plain English. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-r95 Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ [https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke] (https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke) . Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information. ... Read more

12 Jul 2022

1 HR 15 MINS

1:15:11

12 Jul 2022


#786

P35 [1/2] StoryTime: Learn English with Stories (free LEP Premium Sample) THE BEAR STORY

A free sample of LEP Premium, from Luke's English Podcast. This is a full English lesson with self-study techniques, an entertaining story about a bear, language exercises and pronunciation practice. Full PDF transcript & worksheet available 👇 LEP Premium is a series of bonus episodes from Luke's English Podcast in which I teach you vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. LEP Premium is now available on Acast+. Episodes are usually in audio format, and you can listen to them in any normal podcast app. 👉 Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ [https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium] (https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium) 👉 Click here for more information about LEP Premium on Acast+ [https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo] (https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo) 👉 Already subscribed to LEP Premium on Libsyn/LEP App? Click here for important information [https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium/moving] (https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium/moving) 👉 Get the full PDF transcript/worksheet for this episode 📄🎁 PDF in normal size [https://teacherluke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/P35-1_1-StoryTime_-Learn-English-with-Stories-free-LEP-Premium-Sample-THE-BEAR-STORY-COMPUTER-VERSION.pdf] (https://teacherluke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/P35-1_1-StoryTime_-Learn-English-with-Stories-free-LEP-Premium-Sample-THE-BEAR-STORY-COMPUTER-VERSION.pdf) 📄🎁 PDF with large text for your phone [https://teacherluke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/P35-1_1-StoryTime_-Learn-English-with-Stories-free-LEP-Premium-Sample-THE-BEAR-STORY-PHONE-VERSION.pdf] (https://teacherluke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/P35-1_1-StoryTime_-Learn-English-with-Stories-free-LEP-Premium-Sample-THE-BEAR-STORY-PHONE-VERSION.pdf) 📄🎁 PDF Bear Story Transcript [https://teacherluke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/P35-The-Bear-Story-Transcript-COMPUTER-VERSION.pdf] (https://teacherluke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/P35-The-Bear-Story-Transcript-COMPUTER-VERSION.pdf) 📄🎁 PDF Bear Story Transcript for your phone [https://teacherluke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/P35-The-Bear-Story-Transcript-PHONE-VERSION.pdf] (https://teacherluke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/P35-The-Bear-Story-Transcript-PHONE-VERSION.pdf) 📼 Video version on YouTube [https://youtu.be/7Pk2wN8APes] (https://youtu.be/7Pk2wN8APes) 🔗 Episode page on my website [https://wp.me/p4IuUx-r1P] (https://wp.me/p4IuUx-r1P) Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ [https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke] (https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke) . Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information. ... Read more

01 Jul 2022

1 HR 41 MINS

1:41:33

01 Jul 2022


#785

776. News about changes to LEP & LEP Premium (A)

*Update 24/06/2022 - problems are now fixed!* Episodes of LEP have disappeared from podcast apps like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play - sorry about this! I'm changing podcast host, and my podcast feed is being updated. This is causing a few technical issues, but they are being fixed. Details below 👇 ---I have moved to a new podcast host - one which is based in Europe and which just suits me much better ---Cool things are: You’ll be able to get LEP Premium much more easily - in your podcast app of choice (details on the website - coming soon) ---You can support the podcast a lot more easily, if you’d like to be a stakeholder in LEP. ---This is all part of my attempt (over 13 years!) to become a self-sufficient podcaster who can devote more time and energy to this project, and make episodes better and more useful and entertaining for you ---You will notice some ads in episodes, depending on where you are. Not every time. ---Also you might hear me mentioning podcast sponsors at the start of episodes sometimes. ---Previously I used to have sponsors, but the pandemic stopped that, basically. I used to talk about italki, spoken, audible, but those things stopped fully during the coronavirus pandemic. ---But I have to find ways to keep the podcast going and so the new host I’m working with (Acast) gives the option to put some ads in my episodes and they might also let me read some sponsorship promos too. ---This is the way podcasts are going, as the technology develops and the medium becomes more established, little automatic adverts and sponsorships are part and parcel of that. This is how an industry develops around this sort of thing. ---Back when I started this in 2009 it just wasn’t possible because the technology wasn’t there but these days it’s normal to either have some advertising in the content or you have the option to pay for a subscription with more content and no ads. ---Just like YouTube, you get some ads on that platform and it’s just normal. Some people get YouTube premium to go ad-free and get all the music and stuff. ---Or Spotify - if you use the free version to listen to your music there are ads on that too, unless you pay for a subscription. ---So that’s what’s happening with LEP. ---It’s not going to make a huge difference to you, I have to say, but I thought I would at least mention it, just so I can be transparent. ---So here’s how it’s going to work. ---You’ll get all the free episodes as normal, and the whole episode archive will continue to be freely available as normal. ---You’ll probably hear a few ads sometimes. They’ll be short - certainly shorter than if I did them myself! ---If you want to remove those ads so you never hear them while listening to LEP you’ll also be able to sign up for ad-free episodes. That’ll cost about $2 per month. You’ll be supporting me too if you do that. ---You’ll be able to access LEP Premium episodes more easily than before, and it should be a system that you all should have access to (unlike with my original system which seems or seemed to block certain credit cards from different countries - the Acast system should accept all of you) and you’ll be able to get your premium content in your normal podcast app - not just through the LEP App. And if you become a premium subscriber, that will also remove all the ads. And you’ll be supporting me too. This way I can keep the archive free, but also reward people who support me by giving them my premium content which I always work hard to produce. For LEP Premium subscribers - keep an eye on your LEP subscription because I will be uploading an announcement about that too, and also some new premium content is in the pipeline. Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ [https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke] (https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke) . Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information. ... Read more

23 Jun 2022

47 MINS

47:31

23 Jun 2022


#784

775. A Rambling Chat with James (June 2022)

775. A Rambling Chat with James (June 2022) My brother James comes back onto the podcast for a conversation about the hot weather, tricky Wordpress updates, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, Rock Music concert movies, Alan Partridge's live show, Irish/British relations and plenty more. 📖 Episode page with introduction transcript and other notes + videos <a href= "https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qRz">https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qRz</a> 🍺 🎶 Buy James and pint and listen to his music <a href= "http://www.jimthompson.bandcamp.com">www.jimthompson.bandcamp.com</a> Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ [https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke] (https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke) . Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information. ... Read more

20 Jun 2022

1 HR 36 MINS

1:36:15

20 Jun 2022


#783

774. Learn English with a Scary Story (Camp Stabbiwaka by Peter Carlson)

Listen to Luke reading a text adventure story set in a summer camp. You can read the story at the same time as you listen, or just relax and have fun following this action packed horror story, and read do text adventure later. Includes some vocabulary explanations, differences between British & American English and some very dodgy jokes. Video version available. Episode page (download the audio, find my other episodes) [https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qAQ] (https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qAQ) Open the story in your browser [ http://play2.textadventures.co.uk/Play.aspx?id=lu8kzyzfp0wxpnqsdcpexq] (http://play2.textadventures.co.uk/Play.aspx?id=lu8kzyzfp0wxpnqsdcpexq) LEP T-shirts, mugs, etc [https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch] (https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch) Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ [https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke] (https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke) . Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information. ... Read more

15 Jun 2022

1 HR 38 MINS

1:38:50

15 Jun 2022


#782

773. What do British people think about The Queen and The Royal Family? (with James)

773. What do British people think about The Queen and The Royal Family? (with James) Luke and James discuss their feelings about the Royal Family, with some survey results about the popularity of royal family members among British people in general. Episode page [https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qMp] (https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qMp) Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ [https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke] (https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke) . Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information. ... Read more

08 Jun 2022

1 HR 29 MINS

1:29:37

08 Jun 2022


#781

772. Rambling in the Podcastle (June 2022) News / Thoughts / Reflections

772. Rambling in the Podcastle (June 2022) News / Thoughts / Reflections This is an unedited monologue in which I talk about some things which are on my mind at the moment, including how my hair is stopping me from learning French (and vice versa), virtuous and vicious circles, how English is like a shark (or a river - or maybe a shark in a river), some comments about recent episodes and a visit from a friendly bat at my podcastle. Episode page <a href= "https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qJQ">https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qJQ</a>  LEP Premium <a href= "https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo">https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo</a> LEP Merch [https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch] (https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch) Image by <a href= "https://pixabay.com/users/funkyfocus-3900817/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=image&utm_content=1875813">FunkyFocus</a> from  [Pixabay] (https://pixabay.com/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=image&utm_content=1875813)     Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ [https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke] (https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke) . Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information. ... Read more

02 Jun 2022

1 HR 35 MINS

1:35:37

02 Jun 2022