About The Earful Tower

The Earful Tower is an award-winning podcast about Paris and France, usually featuring special guests who help make the City of Lights shine.

“It’s not hard to imagine being transported to Paris while listening,” said The New York Times when it recently ranked The Earful Tower among the world’s “most transportive” podcasts.

Since late 2020, the podcast has a sister show: The Earful Sweden.

Who am I?

I’m Oliver Gee, an Australian in Paris, and I host it all.

I used to be a full-time journalist in Paris, but switched to podcasting in December 2017. I moved to Paris in early 2015 and stayed through some very interesting times.

This story formed the plot of my book, Paris On Air, a self-published memoir that went wild on Kickstarter and has top reviews from readers all over the world.

What is The Earful Tower podcast?

Basically it’s a talk show for your ears. The guests include tour guides, TV presenters, cooks and comedians, mayors and ambassadors… There are authors, YouTubers, supermodels… you name it.

There’ve been 250+ episodes and the show has over 1.5 million downloads (typically over 60,000 a month).

There’s also a really active Facebook and Instagram page with loads of extra content, and a YouTube page for the more visual among you.

Hang on, what’s a podcast?

It’s like a radio show that you can play whenever you want. If you like the sound of all this, then I recommend you subscribe to the show, meaning you get each new episode straight on your phone as soon as it’s published. Here’s a full guide to how to do it (and it’s even on Spotify).

Here’s a recent episode where I “met” Ernest Hemingway (but usually, the guests are still living).

So where to get started?

If you like books, I’ve had plenty of authors on before and I’ve even launched a book club. If you like French food and drinks, there’s something for you too. If you like Paris and all its secrets, then click here. And if you prefer language check here.

If you want to support the show, head over to the Patreon page where subscribing unlocks a whole new world of extras, including the audiobook for Paris On Air, which was released day by day during the Paris Lockdown.

You’ll hear from me every Monday, without fail, with a new guest on the podcast.

Thanks for listening.


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