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Country Australia and Mid-West America collide in Paris in the Katia and Kyliemac podcast! Twice a week they laugh about their adventures and share their unique perspective on the expat life in France
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DATE: Wed, 29 Sep 2010
SIZE: 46.2 MB
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k&k episode 376 - the one where they talk about learning english with friends... and stuff...

We continue our conversation with the charming PH (of Comité de la Claque and Green Paradise) in episode 376, and chat about learning English: what his teachers were like at school (and the importance of good teachers), his motivation for learning the language, the different anglo countries he has visited (and he shares with us some unique methods for learning the language) and the various experiences he had in these countries. This episode was brought to you by the word "des ami(e)s" (friends).

DATE: Sun, 26 Sep 2010
SIZE: 45.1 MB
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k&k episode 375 - the one where they talk comedy and comité de la claque... and stuff...

We're delighted to welcome PH of Comité de la Claque and Green Paradise into the studio for episode 375! We talk about his career as a professional comedian and writer, as well as what is coming up for Comité de la Claque, and talk at length about the differences between French humour and other types of comedy around the world. This episode was brought to you by the word "une claque" (a slap).

DATE: Wed, 22 Sep 2010
SIZE: 48.1 MB
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k&k episode 374 - the one where the discuss the finer points of volcano kicking... and stuff...

We've still got the tasy Frog in the studio for episode 374, where he tells us about his recent trip to Iceland (hot springs, camping and lava fields), he gives us a most fantabulous present and we talk about naming babies and planets. We then get into a very deep conversation about cross-national intercultural relationships beyond French/Anglo relationships and our "solid entity" where we "all agree with each other" in the our anglo experience in France, and Frog asks us if all anglos (being from different parts of the world) really do have all that much in common beyond our shared experience and language in France. Our heads are exploding. Are yours? This episode was brought to you by the word "un volcan" (a volcano).

DATE: Sun, 19 Sep 2010
SIZE: 36.0 MB
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k&k episode 373 - the one where they try to work out a name... and stuff...

We're rather ridiculously excited to have Frog on the show for episode 373, and between hostessing faux pas and beaver talk, we spend a considerable amount of time discussing potential names for the new studio and sources of irritation. This episode was brought to you by the word "une hôte" (a hostess).

DATE: Wed, 15 Sep 2010
SIZE: 37.1 MB
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k&k episode 372 - the one where they talk about absinthe and trying to find non-boring things to do... and stuff...

In episode 372 Kylie tells us about a recent and rather exciting absinthe-drinking adventure, we chat about the journée du patrimoine (heritage day) and how difficult it has been for us to find something interesting to do, Katia talks about living a more "French experience" since her move, then we chat about French Masterchef! This episode was brought to you by the word "une fée" (a fairy).

DATE: Sun, 12 Sep 2010
SIZE: 40.6 MB
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k&k episode 371 - the one where they talk about couchsurfing and german weddings... and stuff...

In episode 371, whilst eating m&ms (of course), we talk about celebrating Kylie's birthday, and meeting up with a couple of k&k listeners! We discuss the bribe Katiefornia brought us in her bid to get her submission chosen as the new name of the studio, and the fact that Sir Peter rode his bike to Paris, all the way from Oxford, and had some very interesting couchsurfing experiences. Katia also talks about a bicultural French-German wedding she attended in Hamburg over the summer, as well as some of the interesting people she met and experiences she had there! This episode was brought to you by the word "allemagne" (Germany).

DATE: Wed, 08 Sep 2010
SIZE: 42.0 MB
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k&k episode 370 - the one where they remember what they were going to talk about... and stuff...

In episode 370 we manage to recover from our temporary memory lapse and remember what we were supposed to announce - the installation of the new studio! We chat about potential names for the new studio, as well as Katia's new apartment and moving adventures, then get very excited about a recent excursion to the Marché aux Puces de Vanves. This episode was brought to you by the phrase "un marché aux puces" (a flea market).

DATE: Sun, 05 Sep 2010
SIZE: 53.5 MB
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k&k episode 369 - the one where they're surprised Kylie made it back in one piece... kindof... and stuff...

We're back from our summer break in episode 369, and Kylie tells us all about her trip back to the US - meeting up with listeners, sneaking into national monuments, hanging out with the 'rents, catching up with old friends, drinking mysterious concoctions, jumping out of planes and doing some deep-lake diving, enjoying lame-o beaches and more! This episode was brought to you by the word "un artichaut" (an artichoke).

DATE: Thu, 02 Sep 2010
SIZE: 47.4 MB
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k&k episode 368 - the one where they talk about the ins and outs of intercultural relationships... and stuff...

The k&k summer series continues with the adorable SarahTexasSarah in episode 368! In this episode we get into the nitty gritty of intercultural relationships, what it's like to date someone outside of your culture and the differences in the way you interact. We tackle the always entertaining topic of dating in France, we consider the definition of dating, and we swap tales of cultural confusion and hilarity! This episode was brought to you by the phrase "sortir avec" (to date).

DATE: Sun, 29 Aug 2010
SIZE: 52.3 MB
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k&k episode 367 - the one where they talk about culture shock, reverse culture shock and everything in between... and stuff...

We continue our summer series with a really interesting and touching episode we recorded a month ago with Tracey & Pierrick for episode 367! We chat with them about their adventure in moving to Australia - what it's been like for Pierrick to live in another country, and the different culture shock experiences he's had, and what it's been like for Tracey to return to her home country after spending a few years living in France. This episode was brought to you by the word "australie" (Australia).

DATE: Wed, 25 Aug 2010
SIZE: 34.2 MB
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k&k episode 366 UNPLUGGED - the one where they talk parks, notebooks and dinner companions... and stuff...

In episode 366 we continue with the UNPLUGGED action and sit in the park, bash Australia a bit, make a confession, talk about a potential showdown and discuss some more very problematic yet highly hilarious Would You Rathers. This episode was brought to you by the word "un carnet" (a notebook).

DATE: Sun, 22 Aug 2010
SIZE: 63.6 MB
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k&k episode 365 - the one where they talk all about education... and stuff...

We continue our summer series of interesting guests in episode 365 with an episode we recorded a few months ago with Axel and Michelle (of Paris Urban Adventures and Gadabout World)! We talk at great length about the most fascinating topic of education and the differences in schools, teaching styles and learning styles around the world. This episode was brought to you by the word "apprendre" (to learn).

DATE: Wed, 18 Aug 2010
SIZE: 35.8 MB
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k&k episode 364 UNPLUGGED - the one where they do ikea and hasselhoff... and stuff...

You've got more k&k UNPLUGGED for your money in episode 364 as we continue playing Would You Rather, talk about movies and go to Ikea. This episode was brought to you by the word "une croisière" (a cruise).

DATE: Sun, 15 Aug 2010
SIZE: 40.8 MB
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k&k episode 363 - the one where they talk about clichés and French comedy... and stuff...

In episode 363 we're pleased to present a special episode we recorded with Stephen Clarke a few months ago! We get to chatting about many and various things - what makes a cliché a cliché, the differences between the French and English styles of humour, whether the French are rude or not, whether the customer is always right, how to get what you want in France, drinking habits, French cinema and French comedy. This episode was brought to you by the word "impoli(e)" (rude, impolite).

DATE: Wed, 11 Aug 2010
SIZE: 35.4 MB
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k&k episode 362 UNPLUGGED - the one where they do happy hour and discuss underwear... and stuff...

There's more UNPLUGGED action in episode 362 with some exciting Would You Rather conundrums, we chat about happy hour, we discuss genie pants and underwear, and Kylie gives us a movie promise update. This episode was brought to you by the word "une bestiole" (a bug).

DATE: Sun, 08 Aug 2010
SIZE: 47.1 MB
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k&k episode 361 - the one where they discuss murder, mystery and flea markets ... and stuff...

It is with much excitement that we present an episode we recorded a couple of months ago with murder mystery writer Cara Black (author of the Aimée Leduc series) for episode 361! We chat about her interesting decision to set her books in Paris in the 90s - all about francs, flea markets, smoking, computers, and being true to a time period. She also recounts some fascinating stories about finding inspiration, writing and travelling. This episode was brought to you by the word "un marché aux puces" (flea market).

DATE: Wed, 04 Aug 2010
SIZE: 37.5 MB
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k&k episode 360 UNPLUGGED - the one where they do green paradise... and stuff...

For your summer of k&k we're delighted to bring back k&k UNPLUGGED for episode 360! In this episode we do some before, during and after Green Paradise, you'll find out about our new obsession of Would You Rather, and we eat some chocolate. This episode was brought to you by the word "vert" (green).

DATE: Sun, 01 Aug 2010
SIZE: 42.8 MB
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k&k episode 359 - the one where they talk truffles and swap suppository stories... and stuff...

For your summer amusement, we're pleased to present an episode we recorded a few months ago with David Lebovitz for episode 359! We talk about things like truffle hunting, visiting markets and whether the French actually get fat. We manage to jump from discussing his favourite desserts to suppository stories, le gastro and food hygiene. We finish off by getting domestic and chat about green beans, laundry, French kitchens, peeling tomatoes and m&ms. This episode was brought to you by the word "une truffe" (a truffle).

DATE: Wed, 28 Jul 2010
SIZE: 40.6 MB
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k&k episode 358 - the one where they rant about beavers and bitches... and stuff...

In episode 358, the final recording in the k&k boudoir, we continue talking about Craigslist, Kylie tells about a recent Disney adventure, Katia laments the invasion of beavers in Paris, we talk about eating horse and a recent horse meat controversy in Australia, Katia tells about an unfortunate encounter with a total bitch in the supermarket, then we talk about what we're going to miss about the k&k boudoir. This episode was brought to you by the word "le castor" (beaver).

DATE: Sun, 25 Jul 2010
SIZE: 36.7 MB
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k&k episode 357 - the one where they discuss the wonders and weirdos of craigslist... and stuff...

In episode 357 Katia goes on forever about the dramas of moving - organising things, packing, sorting and how to get rid of stuff. We then get into a discussion of the merits of Craigslist Paris, as well as the weirdos we've encountered in our adventures as Craiglist aficionados. This episode was brought to you by the word "vendre" (to sell).

DATE: Wed, 21 Jul 2010
SIZE: 39.9 MB
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k&k episode 356 - the one where they talk about high school memories and bike riding... and stuff...

We start off episode 356 by talking about meeting up with people from the past (as in high school friends, not Abraham Lincoln-style people from the past), and then we get into a very deep discussion about Vélibs, the rental bike system in Paris: the merits, the defaults, and everything in between. Including why neither of us have ridden one. We finish off the episode by talking about some listener love and summer plans! This episode was brought to you by the word "un casque" (a helmet).

DATE: Sun, 18 Jul 2010
SIZE: 40.5 MB
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k&k episode 355 - the one where they talk about un-picnics, métro stories and drinking rosé by the Seine... and stuff...

In episode 355 we talk about the monsoon that hit Paris on Bastille Day, the subsequent un-picnic that followed and meeting listeners from around the world. We launch a new segment entitled "Spotted on the Métro" and discuss the "scrunchy faced guy", and finish up by chatting about a recent faux-picnic by the Seine and encounters with strange people. This episode was brought to you by the phrase "froncer les sourcils" (to frown).

DATE: Wed, 14 Jul 2010
SIZE: 39.4 MB
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k&k episode 354 - the one where they talk about space saving techniques and confessiolemmas... and stuff...

In episode 354 Katia gives an update on her upcoming move, the we discuss the different space-related dilemmas and space-saving techniques that are required in a city like Paris. Kylie then tells us about a Very Serious Dilemma Indeed and the debate over what to do about it gets rather heated! This episode was brought to you by the phrases "à poil" and "tout nu" (naked).

DATE: Sun, 11 Jul 2010
SIZE: 38.3 MB
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k&k episode 353 - the one where they talk about urban art adventures and creepy dolls... and stuff...

In episode 353 we talk about the Urban Art Tour we did recently with Axel and Michelle of Paris Urban Adventures, we get excited about the planned shenaniganry at the Bastille Day picnic, Kylie tells us about her recent trip to the oh-so-creepy Doll Museum, then we get to chatting about where we like to sit in the cinema. This episode was brought to you by the word "une poupée" (a doll).

DATE: Thu, 08 Jul 2010
SIZE: 69.3 MB
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k&k episode 352 - the one where they finally hear more about Where In The World Are (Were!) Tracey and Pierrick... and stuff...

In episode 352 we're thrilled to keep chatting with Tracey and Pierrick about their half-the-world adventure! In this hour-long installment we get to hear all about the exciting (and sometimes crazy) trans-Siberian railway trip from Moscow to Beijing, as well as their various experiences travelling through China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, and we talk about everything to do with food, communal living, bathroom escapades, and encounters with the locals and the wildlife. This episode was brought to you by the word "une moto" (a motorbike).

DATE: Tue, 06 Jul 2010
SIZE: 47.5 MB
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k&k episode 351 - the one where they finally hear all about Where In The World Are (Were!) Tracey and Pierrick... and stuff...

We're thrilled beyond belief in episode 351 to welcome the adorable Tracey and Pierrick in the studio, after a long time away, and we're excited to get a WITWATAP update and to hear all about their adventures travelling across the world by train (or mostly by train), from France to Australia! In this episode we are regaled with tales of Sweden, Finland and Russia! This episode was brought to you by the word "un train" (a train).

DATE: Wed, 30 Jun 2010
SIZE: 38.7 MB
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k&k episode 350 - the one where they talk about theatre and musical mania... and stuff...

In episode 350 we move from daiquiris to pineau and get to talking about the fête de la musique, seeing musicals in Paris (and star spotting) and the musical mania that currently appears to be hitting France. We talk a bit about Green Paradise and their upcoming summer schedule of shows, then Katia describes a dilemma she recently encountered at work, and we get excited that Tracey and Pierrick are back in town. This episode was brought to you by the word "un dilemme" (a dilemma).

DATE: Mon, 28 Jun 2010
SIZE: 36.5 MB
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k&k episode 349 - the one where they talk about ghostly Paris and edible Paris... and stuff...

We're rather excited in episode 349, as we enjoy strawberry daiquiris and discuss some of our recent adventures : a spooky Paris Ghost Tour run by Mysteries of Paris, the Paris By Mouth launch party, falafel tastings and whirlwind tours of Paris (including stops at Musée Carnavalet and the Maison de Victor Hugo). This episode was brought to you by the word "sinistre" (spooky).

DATE: Wed, 23 Jun 2010
SIZE: 43.6 MB
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k&k episode 348 - the one where they talk about good luck and badges... and stuff...

In episode 348, Katia reveals the end of the cliffhanger of the previous show! We discuss how difficult it can be to find a rental in Paris and tell some tales, Katia gets very excited about her new apartment/flat/whatever-you-want-to-call-it and Kylie reads an email from Phil(exis). We then tell a tale of badges, Kylie talks about some projects she's working on, then we discuss some of the tv we've been watching lately. This episode was brought to you by the word "louer" (to rent).

DATE: Sun, 20 Jun 2010
SIZE: 39.4 MB
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k&k episode 347 - the one where they talk about papers and apartments... and stuff...

We're rather excited in episode 347, as we get distracted by a discussion of what kind of tricycles we had when we were small, then a very relieved Kylie tells us all about handing in her paper and defending her thesis. Katia then talks about the apartment hunt, and tells some stories about boats, racist people and crazy meetings. This episode was brought to you by the word "une soutenance" (academic defense/viva).

DATE: Sun, 06 Jun 2010
SIZE: 49.7 MB
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k&k episode 346 - the one where they talk about nudity... a lot... and stuff...

It is with great pleasure that we present something we prepared earlier, with the lovely Steve, for episode 346! Basically, we talk a heckuvalot about nudity and other naughty things : the amount of skin seen on tv and the like, as well as the differences in the perception and acceptance of nudity and swearing in France in comparison to the US, the UK and Australia. This episode was brought to you by the word "nu" (nude). Please note : because of Kylie's paper, we're only putting out one episode this week. Stay tuned next week for more exciting adventures!

DATE: Sun, 30 May 2010
SIZE: 40.7 MB
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k&k episode 345 - the one where they talk about chores and things to do... and stuff...

In episode 345 we continue talking about language and regional differences, then we discuss what chores we did as children and the ways we got out of doing chores, Kylie gives us a paper translation update, we chat about some of the things we want to do around Paris and France this summer and for the first time in ages we do a WITWATAP update! This episode was brought to you by the word "une tache" (a chore/job).

DATE: Sun, 30 May 2010
SIZE: 38.5 MB
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k&k episode 344 - the one where they talk about accents, words and pretentiousness... and stuff...

In episode 344, after an email from Phil, we spend the entire show talking about language : how our language has changed since living away from our native countries, what we and the people around us think of these changes, the evolution of language, various methods of retaining or keeping up with language changes in our respective countries despite the distance, and what constitutes pretentiousness. This episode was brought to you by the word "prétentieux" (pretentious).

DATE: Wed, 26 May 2010
SIZE: 41.1 MB
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k&k episode 343 - the one where they talk about old wives tales and movies... and stuff...

Episode 343 starts off with a discussion of a French old wives tale, then we talk about the Apéro Géant scandal, chaos on trains this week, and then we get into a lengthy discussion about whether movies should be remade for different countries or adjusted according to the audience, and round out the episode with a popcorn drama and a confession from Katia. This episode was brought to you by the word "un film" (a movie).

DATE: Sun, 23 May 2010
SIZE: 43.0 MB
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k&k episode 342 - the one where they talk about going green, art theft and cabarets... and stuff...

In episode 342 Kylie tells us how the translation of her paper is going, then we chat about the news, from the Champs Elysées going green, to biking in Paris and art thefts, and finally we talk about surprise birthdays, mammals, Billy the Exterminator and cabarets! This episode was brought to you by the word "un mammifère" (a mammal).

DATE: Wed, 19 May 2010
SIZE: 41.4 MB
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k&k episode 341 - the one where they talk about love locks, strikes and words... and stuff...

In episode 341 we try to find a solution for Katia's voicemail dilemma, then chat about some things that have been in the news lately - the love lock drama on the Pont des Arts and students striking about a phantom holiday change! Kylie tells us how her paper translation is going, which leads to a lengthy discussion about translating certain words and the misuse and overuse of certain English words in French (and vice versa). This episode was brought to you by the word "la traduction" (translation).

DATE: Sun, 16 May 2010
SIZE: 41.4 MB
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k&k episode 340 - the one where they talk museums and apartment hunting... and stuff...

We get to talking about museums and noodles in episode 340, as we discuss the Nuit des Musées and we get all mysterious as we reveal our next k&k Get Cultured excursion - a Paris Ghost Tour with Mysteries of Paris (mention you're a listener and get the student rate, but get in quick)! Then Katia reveals that she and the Muffin Man are on the hunt for an apartment, and things get interesting as we discuss the often very surprising differences between doing the same thing in France, Australia and the US. This episode was brought to you by the word "un appartement" (an apartment/a flat).

DATE: Wed, 12 May 2010
SIZE: 46.1 MB
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k&k episode 339 - the one where they learn more about mysterious murders in Paris... and stuff...

We continue our chat with Cara Black, author of the Aimée Leduc murder mystery series in episode 339! We find out how she knows so much about French culture and current events, then we discuss the inspiration for the various interesting characters in her novels - from Aimée Leduc, the typical Parisian woman with an American edge, to Réné, her vertically challenged partner, and finally to the multi-faceted role of Paris as a character. This episode was brought to you by the word "un meurtrier" (a murderer).

DATE: Sun, 09 May 2010
SIZE: 36.6 MB
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k&k episode 338 - the one where they learn about mysterious murders in Paris... and stuff...

In episode 338, we have the pleasure of meeting Cara Black, the fascinating author of the Aimée Leduc detective series, from Murder in the Marais to her most recent book, Murder in the Palais Royal. Over handfuls of m&ms and cups of coffee, we chat about why she chose to base her series in Paris, how she does her research into the various quartiers of Paris and all the different subjects covered in each book, and she even reveals some of the secrets and stories behind the books! This episode was brought to you by the word "un meurtre" (a murder).

DATE: Wed, 05 May 2010
SIZE: 38.8 MB
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k&k episode 337 - the one where they talk about flags and patriotism... and stuff...

In episode 337 we get to talking about culture again, Kylie tells us what she is doing this summer, we give an update on the robbery that happened at Opéra a few weeks ago, Katia makes a mess of a story about something that happened with a fnac contest and the French flag, which leads us to speak at considerable length about our respective perceptions of our national flags, national anthems and national pride. This episode was brought to you by the word "un drapeau" (a flag).

DATE: Sun, 02 May 2010
SIZE: 40.4 MB
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k&k episode 336 - the one where they discuss allergies, may day and movies... and stuff...

Things get heated in episode 336 as we debate the use of the words "allergies" and "hayfever", then we get to chatting about May Day, manifestations, national holidays, itunes and movies. Katia calls out Kyliemac for not having seen any French movies lately, then we get to talking about museums and attempts to get cultured. This episode was brought to you by the word "une allérgie" (an allergy).

DATE: Wed, 28 Apr 2010
SIZE: 40.0 MB
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k&k episode 335 - the one where they discuss post party parties and dilemmas... and stuff...

In episode 335 we get to chatting about birthday months and the consequences of volcanic ash clouds, post party parties including listeners making the most of being stuck in Paris and Janilani's fantabulous gumbo party. Katia tells a story where she was too quick to judge, Kylie presents us with a grocery store dilemma and Katia asks what she should have done in an office drama.

DATE: Sun, 25 Apr 2010
SIZE: 51.1 MB
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k&k episode 334 - the one where they have a few moments... and stuff...

It's all about moments in episode 334, as we discuss behind-the-scenes details and all the highlights of the k&k Weekend of Fun, including the most touching moments, most exciting moments, most delicious moments and most unclassy moments! You'll feel like you were there with us all weekend!

DATE: Wed, 21 Apr 2010
SIZE: 51.2 MB
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k&k episode 333.5 - the one where they continue to rock the Highlander in Paris... and stuff...

We're SO delighted to present the second show we recorded at The Highlander in Paris : episode 333.5! Frog, Kathryn & Steve start us off with a song (it's awesome de chez awesome), then we get cheeky with stereotypes again, discussing whether real Frenchmen can follow rules, customer service, Paris as the swingers capital of the world, corks vs screwtops, the Parisian survivalist mentality, queues, macarons, French inventions and the Academy Française, then we finish off the episode with "it wouldn't be France if..."! This episode was brought to you by the word "merci" (thankyou).

DATE: Sun, 18 Apr 2010
SIZE: 51.4 MB
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k&k episode 333 - the one where they rock the Highlander in Paris... and stuff...

We're thrilled to present the highly anticipated episode 333 - recorded in front of a LIVE audience at the Highlander Pub in Paris! Kathryn, Steve and Frog live up to their reputation as The Panel as we cheekily discuss many interesting topics such as PDA in Paris, Suze, french waiters, stinky cheese, public grooming, strikes, Starbucks, tourist attire and the Champs-Elysées. And finally, we round off the episode by announcing the winners to the k&k Scavenger Hunt and the Philexis Contest!!!! This episode was brought to you by the word "le toilettage" (grooming).

DATE: Sun, 11 Apr 2010
SIZE: 55.0 MB
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k&k episode 332 - the one where they rant about customer service and allergies... and stuff...

We're rather excited in episode 332 as we discuss the upcoming celebration for episode 333! We chat about the info sheet and the various prizes up for grabs as part of the 333 celebration, and about our brand new mike flags (thanks to Canadian Peter!), then we go on a customer service rant and get sidetracked by a discussion about American English. We chat about Kylie's allergies, then it's updates all around with surgery and university news, followed by tales of robberies, encounters with tech guys and Kylie tells us what the Gruesome Twosome think of the podcast. This episode was brought to you by the word "un vol de banque" (a bank robbery). It's your last chance to participate in the k&k Scavenger Hunt!!! the winners will be announced on episode 333!

DATE: Sun, 04 Apr 2010
SIZE: 60.5 MB
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k&k episode 331 - the one where they talk about cowboys, spider surgeries and mailboxes... and stuff...

In maxi-episode 331 we get to chatting about sidecar consequences, cowboys and cocktails, the upcoming Friday Night Drinks, our recent sound-check at The Highlander and our new Facebook fan page. Katia tells her spider surgery story, we discuss a Sporadic Question From Alexisland about Mailboxes, then we get to talking about the Fromgirls. (Note - there's just one episode going up this week!) This episode was brought to you by the word "une boîte à lettres" (a mailbox). Wherever you are in the world, participate in the k&k Scavenger Hunt!!! the winners will be announced on episode 333!

DATE: Wed, 31 Mar 2010
SIZE: 59.9 MB
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k&k episode 330 - the one where they talk about the ratp logo and easter grass... and stuff...

In episode 330 we drink the most delicious Sidecars ever as we continue our discussion with Steve. Kylie does a Public Service Announcement regarding the Arc de Triomphe, Steve tells us about going to the rugby, Kylie turns blue as she tries to explain Easter Grass, Steve promises to make us Hot Cross Buns, Katia talks about her new t-key, we talk about the RATP logo, then we nerd out about pop culture (Glee and Twilight, amongst others) and mysterious tours of Paris. This episode was brought to you by the word "l'herbe" (grass). Wherever you are in the world, participate in the k&k Scavenger Hunt!!! the winners will be announced on episode 333!

DATE: Sun, 28 Mar 2010
SIZE: 41.8 MB
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k&k episode 329 - the one where they talk about technical difficulties and macarons... and stuff...

With the lovely Steve in the k&k boudoir for episode 329, we get to chatting about Katia's upcoming surgery, phone calls vs text messages vs emails and heinous technical difficulties. We officially ask Steve to become the k&k correspondent for Eurovision, then we discuss the hot McMacaron vs La Durée debate and decide that the only thing to do is test them out ourselves! This episode was brought to you by the word "un macaron" (a macaroon).

DATE: Wed, 24 Mar 2010
SIZE: 51.8 MB
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k&k episode 328 - the one where they talk about honeymoons, african safaris and hakuna matata... and stuff...

Axel and Michelle are still with us for episode 328, where they regale us with tales of their honeymoon in Africa - including safari adventures, animal-spotting, getting stuck in the mud, wildebeest encounters, camping with a massai tribe, some eye-opening brushes with poverty and a different way of life, polygamy, diarrhea and hiking up Kilimanjaro. It's hilarious, scary and incredibly touching, all at the same time. This episode was brought to you by the word "l'Afrique" (Africa). Wherever you are in the world, participate in the k&k Scavenger Hunt!!! the winners will be announced on episode 333!

DATE: Sun, 21 Mar 2010
SIZE: 46.6 MB
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k&k episode 327 - the one where they talk about urban art, weddings and white dinners... and stuff...

It's been a long time, but we're delighted to have the lovely Michelle and Axel with us in the k&k boudoir for episode 327! They tell us some of the latest news from Gadabout World, and we get to chatting about a variety of things, including where to find street art in Paris and weddings in France, and then they tell us all about the very exclusive White Dinner they attended last year! This episode was brought to you by the word "blanc" (white). And finally, wherever you are in the world, participate in the k&k Scavenger Hunt!!! the winners will be announced on episode 333!

DATE: Wed, 17 Mar 2010
SIZE: 40.9 MB
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k&k episode 326 - the one where they talk about the military and tim tams... and stuff...

Frog is still wreaking havoc in the k&k boudoir in episode 326, as we talk about an email from a lovely listener, the once-obligatory military service in France, tim tam revolutions, Scottish accents the Highlander pub, s&m parties and Suze and how Katia corrupts American men. We finish off the episode with an interesting debate about toilet paper. This episode was brought to you by the words "le chat" and "la chatte" ("cat" and "female cat" or "pussy").

DATE: Sun, 14 Mar 2010
SIZE: 39.5 MB
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k&k episode 325 - the one where they talk about stars, scandals and salons... and stuff...

Everyone's favourite Frog is in the k&k boudoir for episode 325, as we talk about who Frog looks like, Marion Cotillard, tittaes, musicals, recognising stars, the Oscars, photoshopping, scandals and the way they're perceived in different countries, food and wine salons and how to drink port. This episode was brought to you by the word "le sein" (breast).

DATE: Wed, 10 Mar 2010
SIZE: 40.1 MB
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k&k episode 324 - the one where they talk about cultural differences in the workplace... and stuff...

The adorable SarahTexasSarah and Gui are still with us for episode 324, as we discuss cultural differences in the workplace. Gui tells us some stories from his internships in the US and Sarah talks about her experience as an American working in France! From showering with colleagues to free coffee and taco time, it's not wrong, it's just different! This episode was brought to you by the word "travailler" (to work).

DATE: Sun, 07 Mar 2010
SIZE: 38.9 MB
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k&k episode 323 - the one where they talk about texan lurve and moving countries... and stuff...

We've got the lovely SarahTexasSarah and Gui in the k&k boudoir for episode 323 where, after a chat about our recent fascinating descent into the smelly Paris Sewers, we get to talking about how Sarah found herself in France and with a Frenchman. We discuss getting married, what it's like to "move countries", the difficulties of learning the language and deciding what country to live in as an "international couple", and what it's like to live so far away from family. This episode was brought to you by the word "la famille" (family).

DATE: Tue, 02 Mar 2010
SIZE: 37.2 MB
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k&k episode 322 - the one where they talk about songs, scots, suze and stands... and stuff...

In episode 322 we get to talking about songs, losing earrings, Bejewelled Blitz, the Highlander, drunken Scottish boys, suze, Paris moments, taxi rides, mike stands. This episode was brought to you by the word "une boucle d'oreille" (an earring).

DATE: Sun, 28 Feb 2010
SIZE: 40.8 MB
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k&k episode 321 - the one where they get theatrical... and stuff...

In episode 321, we finally get around to celebrating February birthdays and reveal something that has been up our sleevesies - a video version of k&k learn french episode 100! We talk about Kylie's French movie challenge, getting cultured, seeing an hilariously funny Green Paradise play and catching up with Kylie's future in-laws, then we make some theatrical and musical musings and Kylie tells us about a recent musical she saw. This episode was brought to you by the word "un vidéo" (a video).

DATE: Sun, 28 Feb 2010
SIZE: 108. MB
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k&k learn french 100 VIDEO EDItION - avec ma bite et mon couteau

To celebrate the 100th episode of k&k learn french, we've made a super special video version of the show (as well as the usual audio version)! See exactly what happens when we record in the studio! Go over to Youtube and share it with your friends! Cos everyone needs to know how to say "with my d*ck and my knife" in French ;) This is a cross-post with k&k learn french!

DATE: Wed, 24 Feb 2010
SIZE: 44.7 MB
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k&k episode 320 - the one where they talk about ice cream and pastries with David Lebovitz... and stuff...

We've still got David Lebovitz (author of many books including the Sweet Life in Paris, The Perfect Scoop, and the soon to be released Ready for Dessert) in the studio with us for episode 320, where we talk about whether the French eat ice cream in the winter, what makes expats so nostalgic about goodies from home, cultural differences in the perception of food and it's value, how French food culture has changed in recent years, why fast food has become so popular here, why coffee tastes SO unbelievably crap in France, then he tells us about his newest book, Ready for Dessert. This episode was brought to you by the phrase "un boule de glace" (a scoop of ice cream).

DATE: Sun, 21 Feb 2010
SIZE: 39.7 MB
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k&k episode 319 - the one where they discuss food and the art of bribery with David Lebovitz... and stuff...

We're rather excited to have David Lebovitz (author of many books including the Sweet Life in Paris, The Perfect Scoop, and the upcoming Ready for Dessert) in the k&k boudoir for episode 319. Whilst we eat cupcakes (thank goodness for the Wet Ones), we talk about a wide variety of things, including jelly wrestling (or aspic fighting), getting stuff done in France with food-related bribery, the "francophile phenomenon" and why so many people are enamoured with France, administration woes, how to drink Suze, Korean pancakes, and what effect chefs like Julia Child had on the perception of French food and whether the French can handle "change". This episode was brought to you by the word "la gelée" (jelly).

DATE: Wed, 17 Feb 2010
SIZE: 42.2 MB
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k&k episode 318 - the one where they talk about castles and camps... and stuff...

In episode 318 we talk about nights in castles and 3D movies, then we discuss a question about school camps in America (posed by Alexis of Philexis) and reminisce about childhood camping adventures. Katia brings up a PACs present etiquette dilemma, and then things get heated as we discuss the (in)gloriousness of snow. This episode was brought to you by the phrase "faire du camping" (to go camping).

DATE: Sun, 14 Feb 2010
SIZE: 39.0 MB
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k&k episode 317 - the one where they get triple cultured... and stuff...

In episode 317 Kylie tells us why her world is falling apart, then we chat extensively about our recent attempt to Get Cultured with a bunch of k&k listeners, by visiting Saint-Chapelle, La Conciergerie and the Cluny Museum (while eating falafel and playing foosball). We also talk about future Get Cultured adventures, meetups around the world and the various things happening in the k&k empire in the next couple of months! This episode was brought to you by the word "le babyfoot" (foosball / table football / table soccer).

DATE: Wed, 10 Feb 2010
SIZE: 38.3 MB
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k&k episode 316 - the one where they talk about saying goodbye... and stuff...

After a highly emotional beginning, we get reflective in episode 316 as we have a long chat about how we have recently said goodbye to some good friends who have left Paris for new and exciting adventures, and the dilemma of being an expat in a city with a high turnover. Kylie then tells us about a recent massage she had, Katia gives an arm update, and we finish the episode with a spider story. This episode is dedicated to Derica, Kathryn & Seb, and The Justin. Thankyou to each of you for being part of our lives.

DATE: Sun, 07 Feb 2010
SIZE: 39.2 MB
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k&k episode 315 - the one where they rant about getting cultured, socks and apartment living... and stuff...

We start off episode 315 by talking about our upcoming "k&k get cultured" adventure at Sainte-Chapelle, and what we're planning for our next excursion (anyone up for a Sewer tour?), then we get distracted by discussions about teledaters, nicknames and last weeks episodes with Stephen Clarke, then we get ranty about socks, apartment living and noisy neighbours. This episode was brought to you by the word "une chaussette" (a sock).

DATE: Wed, 03 Feb 2010
SIZE: 36.6 MB
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k&k episode 314 - the one where the learn the truth about French history, according to Stephen Clarke... and stuff...

We've still got Stephen Clarke in the studio for episode 314, and he continues to regale us with tales from his upcoming book, 1000 Years of Annoying the French - including dubious battle strategies, the taking of Calais, the truth behind Napoleon's height and Joan of Arc's demise, how Louisiana got sold and the secrets behind Sarkozy's recent visit to England. We then discuss why the French are so proud of their language, the evolution of written French in letters, emails and text messages and the immortels behind deciding what's French and what's not. This episode was brought to you by the word "une bataille" (a battle).

DATE: Sun, 31 Jan 2010
SIZE: 35.4 MB
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k&k episode 313 - the one where they meet Paul West... and Stephen Clarke... and stuff...

We're thrilled to welcome Stephen Clarke (author of A Year in the Merde, Talk to the Snail and many more books) in the k&k boudoir for episode 313. We chat about how he found himself in France, why he moved here, which deviates into a discussion of French efficiency and socialising with colleagues. We find out how long he's been in France and why he's stayed, then we talk about A Year in the Merde and other Paul West books and whether or not there is any truth in them, then Stephen tells us all about his next book, 1000 Years of Annoying the French, to be released in March (but available for preorder now!). This episode was brought to you by the word "la vérité" (truth).

DATE: Wed, 27 Jan 2010
SIZE: 36.4 MB
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k&k episode 312 - the one where they talk about ads and idiots on the métro... and stuff...

In episode 312 we start off by discussing Symphony shenanigans, then Kylie gives us a Lost update and we get heated about ads on tv and going to the pharmacy and doctor in France. Katia talks about something that happened to her on the métro, which leads us to discuss more public transport experiences, and then Katia reveals her secret to getting on the bus first. Kylie then tells us about her most recent Disney visit and her job-hunt. This episode was brought to you by the word "la publicité" (advertising).

DATE: Sun, 24 Jan 2010
SIZE: 37.9 MB
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k&k episode 311 - the one where they talk about bites and billboards... and stuff...

We start off episode 311 by opening a present from a fantastic listener, then Kylie makes an announcement and Katia gives an update on her arm, and we chat about Mario Bros, billboards, movie-watching, rhum-rhums and emails written in capital letters. Interested in getting cultured with us? Let us know! This episode was brought to you by the phrase "les bébés animaux" (baby animals).

DATE: Wed, 20 Jan 2010
SIZE: 41.9 MB
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k&k episode 310 - the one where they talk (a lot) about tv and whether the gastro really exists... and stuff...

In episode 310 we talk extensively about television shows (Lost, the Office, How I Met Your Mother, Glee), Katia asks a few burning questions about Glee clubs and cheerleader uniforms, then we talk about the French tv show "Un diné presque parfait" and whether gastroenteritis really exists. This episode was brought to you by the word "parfait" (perfect).

DATE: Sun, 17 Jan 2010
SIZE: 37.0 MB
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k&k episode 309 - the one where they talk about the seasons and public transport... and stuff...

In episode 309 we get mighty chatty about a number of interesting things, including the galette des rois tradition and Christmas presents. We update you all on what's happening with k&k tourist tips & learn french, then get to talking about seasonal confusion and season-centric-ness and unusual public transport experiences. This episode was brought to you by the word "les quatre saisons" (the four seasons).

DATE: Wed, 13 Jan 2010
SIZE: 38.7 MB
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k&k episode 308 - the one where they discuss heroes and oyster-opening... and stuff...

After Katia sings out of key (I swear I normally sing better that that), we dedicate episode 308 to The Justin, discussing technical difficulties, further holiday round-ups, sky tv, movies, gîte database, new years eve and oyster opening. Kylie then tells us about catching up with Variri (movie update, wandering around the Champs Elysées, finally going to the Grand Palais), we spend quite some time chatting about snow and how we met up with another listener, Lise from Scotland. This episode was brought to you by the word "gabarre" (a barge).

DATE: Sun, 10 Jan 2010
SIZE: 41.4 MB
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k&k episode 307 - the one where they wonder about soup and dead-biters... and stuff...

In episode 307 we are overwhelmed with listener love as we unwrap about a billion presents and cards, and we discuss such things as soup, the babysitters club books, zombies, American goodies, riding in tiny aeroplanes, undertakers and car games! And don't forget to let us know ASAP if you are planning on coming to episode 333 on April 17 2010 and we'll put you on the pre-list! This episode was brought to you by the word "croquer" (to bite).

DATE: Thu, 07 Jan 2010
SIZE: 38.2 MB
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k&k episode 306 UNPLUGGED - the one where they learn MORE about cognac... and stuff...

We're still coasting through the cognac region in episode 306 - you'll hear about our visit to the Bonnin cognac distillery and what else we learned about the art of making cognac and pineau, what we bought at the market in Saint-Jean d'Angely, what we did at Futuroscope, and what we thought of La Rochelle (including the old town, the Aquarium and the road signs). Oh and make sure you listen carefully to the bumpers - almost all of our parents make an appearance! So if you would like to leave us a bumper, simply make us your friend on Skype and leave us a voicemail, saying something like "Hi this is Mr Magoo from Samoa, and you're listening to Katia and Kyliemac!!" This episode was brought to you by the word "le cognac" (brandy).

DATE: Tue, 05 Jan 2010
SIZE: 50.7 MB
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k&k episode 305 - the one where they learn all about cognac... and stuff...

We're full of cognac-y cheer in episode 305 as we chat about our adventures over the New Year period - you'll learn how to choose where to go on holiday and how to pick a gîte, how we learned to take our own advice, what we thought of the Hennessy distillery in Cognac, how much we found out about the history of this delicious beverage, and what we learned when visiting Les Moines Frêres (including the importance of spiders, some cognac-making secrets and exactly how pineau is made). This episode was brought to you by the word "une dame jeanne" (demijohn / demi-john).

DATE: Wed, 30 Dec 2009
SIZE: 27.4 MB
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k&k episode 304 UNPLUGGED - the one where they contemplate cadeaux and coal... and stuff...

We're still excited about the holiday season in episode 304, and get to chatting about how Christmas is celebrated in different countries, eating coal, tags on Christmas presents and visiting (or not) private castles. This episode was brought to you by the word "le charbon" (coal).

DATE: Sun, 27 Dec 2009
SIZE: 46.1 MB
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k&k episode 303 UNPLUGGED - the one where they eat and drink their way through Christmas... and stuff...

We're in the country for episode 303, as we talk about what we've done for Christmas, and get tremendously excited about what we've eaten (foie gras, chapon and bûche, just to name a few) and what we've drank (including red wine from Bordeaux, pink Champagne, cognac and old man's jam). This episode was brought to you by the word "un chapon" (a castrated chicken).

DATE: Thu, 24 Dec 2009
SIZE: 37.0 MB
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k&k episode 302 - the one where they get excited about christmas... and stuff...

We're in the holiday mode in episode 302, and we get to talking about Christmas - the price of trees, decorations, Christmas windows in the department stores, Christmas markets and ferris wheels and our plans for the holidays. We then chat about cannelé and world monopoly, then Kylie tells us about her French movie discovery of the week (être et avoir). This episode was brought to you by the word "une grande roue" (ferris wheel).

DATE: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
SIZE: 37.9 MB
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k&k episode 301 - the one where they rant about raclette and rogue icebergs... and stuff...

In episode 301 we get to talking about how much fun we had in the previous episode, the power of twitter, postcards, the joy of raclette and riesling, the excitement of episode 333, strikes and train dramas, snow and carbon footprints. This episode was brought to you by the word "un train" (a train).

DATE: Wed, 16 Dec 2009
SIZE: 64.2 MB
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k&k episode 300 - the one where they do "previously on katia and kyliemac"... and Froprah takes the stage... and stuff...

And it's episode 300!! We've invited Frog into the studio for this huge milestone in k&k history, where we do what can only be described as The Longest Skit Ever and we reveal our exciting plans for episode 333! Then Froprah comes out to play and we reminisce about the last 300 episodes - we talk about our favourite moments of the show, some of the different locations we've recorded from, our expectations from doing the podcast, the Muffin Man's role in all the shenaniganry, the beginning of the k&k Empire and the Pebble story, whether we've thought about quitting the podcast, our friendship and how it has made the podcast work, and whether we hold back about anything on the show. It's a long one, but it's one of our best ever. This episode was brought to you by the phrase "évoquer des souvenirs" (reminisce).

DATE: Sun, 13 Dec 2009
SIZE: 40.6 MB
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k&k episode 299 - the one where they breathe heavily and talk about flaming hoochie coochies... and stuff...

With the lovely Frog in the k&k boudoir for episode 299, you can rest assured that things get saucy. We talk about a myriad of things, including Johnny Hallyday, heavy breathing, Star Wars, Flaming Hoochie Coochies, presents from listeners, Green Paradise, the Sound of Music and musical theatre! This episode was brought to you by the word "vert" (green).

DATE: Wed, 09 Dec 2009
SIZE: 37.2 MB
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k&k episode 298 - the one where they talk about gay guidebooks... and stuff...

Steve is still in the k&k boudoir for episode 298, and after he creates some pretty special sound bites for us, we talk about almost-concrete plans for episode 333, then Steve tells us about a project he's been participating in : 60by80, we talk about fruit and karaoke, then Kylie gives us a French movie-going update. This episode was brought to you by the word "le boyau" (guts).

DATE: Sun, 06 Dec 2009
SIZE: 36.9 MB
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k&k episode 297 - the one where they talk about museums, spinning plates and sugar highs... and stuff...

We're terribly excited episode 297, as we welcome Steve to the k&k boudoir. We reminisce about episode 200, spend quite some time opening a present from a lovely listener, get on a massive sugar high and discuss the massive museum strike that has hit France. We get into a hugely dramatic argument, then we discuss plate spinning, mixing food and fussyness. This episode was brought to you by the word "le sucre" (sugar).

DATE: Wed, 02 Dec 2009
SIZE: 30.0 MB
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k&k episode 296 UNPLUGGED - the one where they talk about presidential partners... and stuff...

In episode 296 we chat about where we want to travel in the next year and the importance of good travel partners and Katia gets distracted by platypus. We also talk a bit about Carla Bruni, whether presidential partners have the right to have a life of their own and gatecrashing parties. This episode was brought to you by the word "la planète" (the planet).

DATE: Sun, 29 Nov 2009
SIZE: 31.6 MB
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k&k episode 295 UNPLUGGED - the one where they record from the room formerly known as the coffee table studio... and stuff...

In episode 295 Katia gives an update on her arm, there is much chatting about television shows (Monk, Fringe, X-Files, Lost, X-Factor), spoilers and commercials, and we get distracted by Symphony a number of times. We talk about Kylie's dress sense, movie-watching, traditional thanksgiving foods and thankfulness, and Kylie tells us some stories of cooking with the boys, then Katia gets excited about Christmas decorations and Symphony's brand twitter account. This episode was brought to you by the word "une anguille" (eel).

DATE: Wed, 25 Nov 2009
SIZE: 40.3 MB
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k&k episode 294 - the one where they talk about spanking... and stuff...

In episode 294 we're a bit delirious, and get to chatting about the new k&k forum, spankings and reading in French, then Kylie gives us a movie update and we natter about tv shows again. This episode was brought to you by the word "une fessée" (a spanking).

DATE: Sun, 22 Nov 2009
SIZE: 36.0 MB
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k&k episode 293 - the one where they talk about birthdays, bites and beavers... and stuff...

Get ready for a bit of drama in episode 293, where we talk about hyperconnectivity, cough medicine, the birthday month of november, gas masks, insect bites and a visit to the ER, meeting up with listeners and booty calls, and the introduction of our brand new forum. This episode was brought to you by the word "un masque à gaz" (gas mask).

DATE: Wed, 18 Nov 2009
SIZE: 35.7 MB
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k&k episode 292 - the one where they spend an inordinate amount of time discussing television shows...

It's all about pop culture in episode 292, as we talk about glitter, zombie movies, the swine flu, song parties and how on earth Kylie actually knows something about one current musical artist. Kylie then tells us about her computer woes and we get very distracted by talking about some of our favourite tv shows (The Office, HIMYM, Glee, True Blood, Lost, Eastwick,...), and we finish off by chatting a bit about Thanksgiving. This episode was brought to you by the word "une chanson" (a song). Psssst. While you're here, you should definitely check out our new and improved forum!

DATE: Sun, 15 Nov 2009
SIZE: 35.8 MB
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k&k episode 291 - the one where they talk about bowler hats and french movies... and stuff...

We start off episode 291 by determining whether Kylie has ebola or not, then we chat about her recent visit to the Maison de Balzac and the prefecture, we talk about meeting listeners and the birthday month of November, Katia recounts visiting the Musée de l'Automobile in Mulhouse and we finish off with an update on Kylie's French movie-going experience. This episode was brought to you by the word "une voiture" (a car).

DATE: Wed, 11 Nov 2009
SIZE: 36.9 MB
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k&k episode 290 - the one where they talk about eating mushrooms... or not... and stuff...

In episode 290, Katia gets very excited as she recounts a tale of gastronomy, fancy-pants-ness and a celebration of mushrooms. Add in a few prickles and a bit of hospital drama, and you've got a somewhat interesting episode. This episode was brought to you by the word "la gastronomie" (gastronomy).

DATE: Sun, 08 Nov 2009
SIZE: 36.7 MB
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k&k episode 289 - the one where they talk about beer, pretzels and x-factor... and stuff...

As we chomp on Halloween goodies sent to us by a lovely listener in episode 289, we chat about preparations for episode 333 and what Kylie did when she visited Disney, we get distracted by X-Factor (ie. the horrificness of Jedward and the nit-invasion), then Kylie tells us what she did and where she went for her holidays (including a visit with the lovely Vivi and playing Wii-Fit Plus with Kimmeh & David). This episode was brought to you by the word "des poux" (head lice / nits).

DATE: Wed, 04 Nov 2009
SIZE: 23.8 MB
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k&k episode 288 UNPLUGGED - the one where they discuss horror movies and café culture... and stuff...

We've got more delicious UNPLUGGED action in episode 288 with quite a few random ramblings from the last few months. We chat about The Office and how Kylie has never seen it, horror movies and the pronounciation of this particular genre, café experiences and café culture and falling in the Seine, you'll hear a little bit more from our mini-break in Normandy, we talk more about our (not so) secret hatreds and smoking in airports. This episode was brought to you by the word "tomber" (to fall).

DATE: Sun, 01 Nov 2009
SIZE: 23.7 MB
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k&k episode 287 UNPLUGGED - the one where they discuss how they feel about trees... and stuff...

Even though we are traipsing around France this weekend, we refuse to leave you with nothing to listen to, so we are proud to present some more unplugged action in episode 287, where we talk about feeding the pigeons, how Frog really feels about trees and what happens during "muck week" and on the weekends in a boarding house. Be warned : there is RANtAGE. This episode was brought to you by the phrase "point barre" (full stop / period).

DATE: Wed, 28 Oct 2009
SIZE: 39.3 MB
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k&k episode 286 - the one where they get confused about time changes... and stuff...

We get to chatting about many and varied things in episode 286, such as Daylight Savings and time changes across the world, the role that the Babysitters Club has played in Katia's understanding of American culture and the tv shows we watched when we were growing up. Kylie then tells us about going to a concert, how Spotify helped her appreciate it and going to Katiefornia's birthday party, then we talk about All Saints Day, Halloween and Disney, and we finish off with some fruit. This episode was brought to you by the word "Toussaint" (All Saints Day).

DATE: Sun, 25 Oct 2009
SIZE: 38.6 MB
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k&k episode 285 - the one where they eat lollies for half the show... and stuff...

We spend the first half of episode 285 eating lollies and talking about meeting up with listeners, postcards and presents (including milk duds and moist towelettes), and Katia talks about spending a week in Mulhouse (which involved strange dialects, mushrooms, sauerkraut, pigs feet, much wine and learning new learn french expressions). This episode was brought to you by the phrase "pieds de cochon" (pigs feet).

DATE: Wed, 21 Oct 2009
SIZE: 28.8 MB
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k&k episode 284 UNPLUGGED - the one where they talk about text messages, traffic and tv watching... and stuff...

We are still going UNPLUGGED with various guests in episode 284, as we discuss spiders, getting up early, random text messages, big bottoms, new shoes, heavy traffic, book reading and digestion, unwelcome commentary on behaviour, watching tv whilst eating, dreams about Symphony and noisy neighbours. This episode was brought to you by the word "la circulation" (traffic).

DATE: Sun, 18 Oct 2009
SIZE: 22.0 MB
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k&k episode 283 UNPLUGGED - the one where they waffle about waffles... and stuff...

We're thrilled to present another k&k UNPLUGGED for episode 283! Featuring the sultry voice of Frog, we discuss "dears", the weather, lullabies, bélettes, adventures travelling on the highways, mousse au chocolat, bejeweled blitz (again), wind turbines, musical catastrophes and secret hatreds. This episode was brought to you by the word "l'autoroute" (f) (motorway / freeway / highway).

DATE: Wed, 14 Oct 2009
SIZE: 35.9 MB
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k&k episode 282 - the one where they talk about toe-niversaries and bejeweled championships... and stuff...

We start episode 282 by planting a seed of intrigue (what DO we have planned for the end of the year?), then we talk about receiving a super set of k&k coasters, toe-niversaries, what brings people to Paris in October, mobile phone use in schools and bejewelled addiction. We finish off with a discussion of beer and port and the power of marketing. This episode was brought to you by the word "un porto" (Port).

DATE: Sun, 11 Oct 2009
SIZE: 40.8 MB
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k&k episode 281 - the one where they talk about swim fish backwards... and stuff...

It's a bit giggly in episode 281, as we start off with a confession by Kyliemac and a tale of thai food and excessive consumption of saké, then Kylie tells us about celebrating Heather's birthday at the VIP room (Grandma Mac came out to play), she gives us a University Update, then asks us to hold her accountable. For what? You'll have to listen to find out! We then talk about line dancing, the postcard exchange and we call out Frog, then we reveal our plans for (un)episode 300 and, more importantly, episode 333! This episode was brought to you by the word "une boîte de nuit" (a nightclub).

DATE: Wed, 07 Oct 2009
SIZE: 38.9 MB
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k&k episode 280 - the one where they talk about being on the walk of fame... and stuff...

Episode 280 starts off with a discussion of weather and tears, and then there's the thrill of unveiling a very exciting present from our friend and listener, Dani. We chat about blogging vs podcasting and how much we love listener feedback, and then we talk about some of the listener travel stories we've received lately (such as traveling extensively as a youngster and some of the culture shock involved in moving to another country that speaks the same language). We then discuss the eating of fondue and ice-cream, a dining experience in a Polish crypt (replete with perogies and what can only be described as a "live show"), and announce the opening of our friend's etsy shop, Suis le fil. This episode was brought to you by the word "une crypte" (a crypt).

DATE: Sun, 04 Oct 2009
SIZE: 36.2 MB
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k&k episode 279 - the one where they talk about the weather and white knights... and stuff...

We start off episode 279 with a discussion of the weather and sweaty kids, snuggies, sticky fingers and a post PUI analysis. We then chat about white knights and la Nuit Blanche, twittering, episode 300 preparations, the upcoming SOS booksale, uncoordination, the birthday month of october and exchanging postcards.. This episode was brought to you by the word "blanc(he)" (white).

DATE: Wed, 30 Sep 2009
SIZE: 40.3 MB
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k&k episode 278 - the one where they discover the limits of PUI... and stuff...

The sillyness continues with Frog in episode 278, as we put out a call for a sponsor for moist towelettes for the k&k boudoir. Yes, it's that ridiculous. We open an amazing gift sent to us by some very talented listeners (the wonderful designers at Ragehaus), chat about Spotify, and then we talk about pee-ers, rockers and people asking questions. And there's something about Philadelphia. This episode was brought to you by the word "une question" (a question).

DATE: Sun, 27 Sep 2009
SIZE: 43.4 MB
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k&k episode 277 - the one where they explore the limits of PUI... and stuff...

With the incorrigable Frog in the k&k boudoir for episode 277, it goes without saying that things get a little naughty! We talk about drinking large amounts of wine, Australian expressions, nightmares, bachelors, bachelorettes and how much Kylie is worth, signature dishes and different m&ms. Frog tells us about his summer holidays, including the beauty of Bulgaria and romantic Romania, and Kylie tells us about her Midnight Train to Romania experience a few years ago. This episode was brought to you by the word "un célibataire" (a bachelor).

DATE: Wed, 23 Sep 2009
SIZE: 40.2 MB
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k&k episode 276 - the one where they talk about dates and kissing... or not... and stuff...

It's a descent into pure chaos in episode 276 - we talk about alternative meanings of the word "date" and naughtyness in the live chat, la rentrée, post office revolutions, the french kissing ban and we suggest some k&k alternative greetings (with sound effects). We talk about meeting up with listeners and speculate on the bachelorette bidding, finishing off with some exciting voicemails. This episode was brought to you by the word "une datte" (a date).

DATE: Sun, 20 Sep 2009
SIZE: 39.9 MB
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k&k episode 275 - the one where they talk about bébé baleines... and stuff...

Katia finishes off her tales of her summer holidays in episode 275, with flight upgrades, tummy bugs, baby throwing, catching up with family and friends, native animal sightings, visits to tropical desert island paradises (including swimming on the Great Barrier Reef, sailing, incredible beaches and lots of wildlife) and football adventures. We finish off the episode with some reflections on how good it was to go home, and then discuss Kyliemac going up for auction as a bachelorette! This episode was brought to you by the word "une baleine" (a whale).

DATE: Wed, 16 Sep 2009
SIZE: 36.1 MB
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k&k episode 274 - the one where Katia talks a bit more about Beirut... and stuff...

Katia's tales of travelling around Lebanon continue in episode 274, as she talks about national pride, rebuilding, cultural differences, safety, currency, food fun, hubbly bubblies, valet services, beaches (or lack thereof), road blocks, learning arabic and being culturally sensitive. We finish off with a last minute discussion of the PUA Gala-Ball being held on September 19th. This episode was brought to you by the word "un barrage" (a road block).

DATE: Sun, 13 Sep 2009
SIZE: 37.3 MB
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k&k episode 273 - the one where Katia talks about Beirut... and stuff...

In episode 273 it's Katia's turn to talk about her summer holidays. You'll get to hear all about her adventures in Lebanon, including unexpected encounters in the airport, crazy driving, party time in Beirut, a visit to the ancient ruins of Byblos, the caves of Jeita and a Lebanese winery, and some of her first impressions of the country, such as what it was like to visit a place that had been so severely hit by civil war. This episode was brought to you by the word "dépaysant" (exotic/disorienting).

DATE: Wed, 09 Sep 2009
SIZE: 36.9 MB
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k&k episode 272 - the one where they talk about chocolatey bacon and 24 hour shopping... and stuff...

Chaos ensues in episode 272, as we eat some chocolatey bacon and Kylie continues to talk about her trip back to the US over the summer - including visits to the dentist, flying, a Grandma Mac moment, Renn Faires and 24 hour shopping. We talk about how things have changed since we last went back to our respective countries and how we feel about that, and we finish off with a discussion about the post office. This episode was brought to you by the phrase "24 heures sur 24, 7 jours sur 7" (24/7).

DATE: Sun, 06 Sep 2009
SIZE: 39.2 MB
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k&k episode 271 - the one where the show must go on! despite technical difficulties... and stuff...

Even in the face of technical difficulties and chaos, k&k are BACK! In episode 271 we talk about racoon eyes, wearing colour, new and exciting m&ms, headphones, wings, birthday months, the order of the seasons, birthday celebrations and boat rides. Then Kylie tells a little about her trip back to the US over the summer (to be continued...). This episode was brought to you by the word "un raton laveur" (a racoon).

DATE: Wed, 02 Sep 2009
SIZE: 37.6 MB
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k&k episode 270 - the one where they answer more kritical kuestions... and stuff...

It's very very very late at night, but we continue with the kritical kuestions in episode 270 : our favourite tv shows when we were children, the most dramatic surgeries we've ever had, what music cds are we most ashamed of owning, what was the name of our favourite childhood toys and more! This episode was brought to you by the word "un jouet" (a toy).

DATE: Sun, 30 Aug 2009
SIZE: 39.6 MB
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k&k episode 269 - the one where they answer the kritical kuestions... and stuff...

In episode 269 you'll get to know Katia and Kyliemac just a little bit better, as we answer some of the kritical kuestions that we made people answer during the episode 200 celebrations : favourite m&m flavour, favourite Parisian landmark, favourite French food, what we don't miss about our respective countries and much, much more! This episode was brought to you by the words "le goût" and "la saveur" (the flavour, the taste).

DATE: Wed, 26 Aug 2009
SIZE: 25.5 MB
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k&k episode 268 UNPLUGGED - the one where they talk about pigs, musicals and smoking... and stuff...

More unplugged-ness is the order of the day in episode 268, with a pig-related confession, a discussion of some of the things that inspire our speech (musicals, tv shows & internet sensations), some after-hours chat, a rant about cigarette butts over dinner, and a visit to Normandy. This episode was brought to you by the word "un mégot" (a cigarette butt).

DATE: Sun, 23 Aug 2009
SIZE: 43.2 MB
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k&k episode 267 - the one where they discover that's what friends are for... and stuff...

Inspired by our lovely friend Dani who spent a few months in Paris in 2008, we chat with Kathryn about friendship in episode 267 : making friends as expats, what constitutes friendship for anglophones vs the french, keeping in touch with friends back home and across the world, permanency vs temporaryness as expats, talking to new people, making new friends, how the internet has helped us make friends, and how the expat experience has changed us all. This episode was brought to you by the word "l'amitié" (friendship).

DATE: Wed, 19 Aug 2009
SIZE: 23.4 MB
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k&k episode 266 UNPLUGGED - the one where they talk about champagne, calvados and pee... and stuff...

It's time for some more unplugged action in episode 266! We go to ikea, discuss champagne, crémant and sparkling wines, learn about calvados, reflect on pee, visit a farm, search for accommodation and talk like pirates. This episode was brought to you by the word "faire pipi" (to have a pee).

DATE: Sun, 16 Aug 2009
SIZE: 51.1 MB
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k&k episode 265 - the one where they talk about exchanging languages... and stuff...

Frog graciously deigned to help us out for episode 265, as we discuss learning language beyond the traditional classroom experience : through language exchanges. We talk about how to get the most out of a language exchange, how to find a good language partner and what, and how such experiences have helped each of us learn languages. This episode was brought to you by the word "échanger" (to exchange).

DATE: Wed, 12 Aug 2009
SIZE: 24.2 MB
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k&k episode 264 UNPLUGGED - the one where they talk about cheese, ferries and bébé belettes... and stuff...

We've got some more unplugged action happening in episode 264, with a rant about smoking, a lament about cheese, a ferry moment, a booger discussion, some bébé belette excitement, a cheese story and an exclamation about a moat. This episode was brought to you by the word "une douve" (a moat).

DATE: Sun, 09 Aug 2009
SIZE: 46.5 MB
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k&k episode 263 - the one where they talk about secret Paris... and stuff...

With the lovely Heather Stimmler-Hall in the k&k boudoir for episode 263, we chat about what inspired Heather to become a tour guide, some of the adventures she has had as a travel professional in France, the importance of preparation and asking the right questions, whether climbing the Eiffel Tower means you've "seen Paris", different travelling styles, the benefits of custom tours and how to herd people. We finish off by talking about what drew her to Paris and what keeps her here. This episode was brought to you by the phrase "poser une question" (ask a question).

DATE: Wed, 05 Aug 2009
SIZE: 24.5 MB
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k&k episode 262 UNPLUGGED - the one where they talk about noisy heads and amusement parks... and stuff...

We're pleased to present the first k&k UNPLUGGED for the summer in episode 262. We discuss a multitude of topics : noisy heads, crayons and learn french, accomodation hunts, amusement parks and earworms. This episode was brought to you by the word "un ver" (worm).

DATE: Sun, 02 Aug 2009
SIZE: 60.0 MB
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k&k episode 261 - the one where they do Fashion Watch Summer 2009... and stuff...

From a café in the Marais with the delightful Kathryn, we're very pleased to present Fashion Watch Summer 2009 in episode 261! You'll hear all about what's hot and what's not on the Paris streets this summer, from frilly and frou-frou to casual and comfy (because, yes, apparently the Parisian has worked out that it is possible to be comfortable in clothes)! Please note that the sound is pretty low at times cos we're outside, but it's worth listening to! This episode was brought to you by the word "la mode" (fashion).

DATE: Wed, 29 Jul 2009
SIZE: 38.0 MB
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k&k episode 260 - the one where they talk about going on a summer holiday... and stuff...

We're very excited in episode 260, as we chat all about what we've got planned for the summer - Kylie is returning to "her America" for some fun in the sun, and Katia is heading back to Australia via Lebanon. We discuss what we're planning to see, do and eat, including reassimilating our respective languages, spending time with family and friends and shopping on Sundays! This episode was brought to you by the word "l'été" (summer).

DATE: Sun, 26 Jul 2009
SIZE: 37.6 MB
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k&k episode 259 - the one where they talk about medical dramas, porn cups and compliments... and stuff...

In episode 259 we ham it up as we chat about pinheads, lights, lentils (and how katia and kyliemac saves lives), what to do with x-rays, weird weather and indian tours of Paris, the ultimate lame-o beach (Paris Plage), porno cup adventures, French KFC, and how to take a compliment. This episode was brought to you by the word "la lumière" (light).

DATE: Wed, 22 Jul 2009
SIZE: 37.3 MB
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k&k episode 258 - the one where they talk about education and lentils... and stuff...

In episode 258 we talk about zombies, camping out for concerts, Kylie gives us a University Update (which derails into a long conversation about the differences in educational opportunities in different countries), then we chat about the tour de France, glasses and contact lenses. This episode was brought to you by the phrase "les lentilles de contact" (contact lenses).

DATE: Sun, 19 Jul 2009
SIZE: 41.1 MB
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k&k episode 257 - the one where they talk about pools and picnics... and stuff...

We're back in the Not Coffee table Studio for episode 257, and talk about feedback and sound, the end of our trip to the Bordeaux region (including speaking in French, excessive poolage, frecklification, totally awesome car games, roadside fireworks and truck stops) and what happened at the fantastically fun Bastille Day picnic! This episode was brought to you by the phrase "taches de rousseur" (freckles).

DATE: Wed, 15 Jul 2009
SIZE: 51.3 MB
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k&k episode 256 - the one where they sleep in, spelunk and splash... and stuff...

The adventures continue in episode 256, as we sip Muffitos(tm), Frog calls his dad a gangster and we talk about what we did (and didn't do) during our trip to the Bordeaux region : sleeping in, guilt trips, being a Marseillais(e)), pet peeves, architectural discussions, a visit to Saint-Emilion (which included Saint-Emilion's hermit cave, the catacombs, the underground church, the fort, macaron and cannelé tasting), cooking lessons with frog's mum and lots of pool time! This episode was brought to you by the word "dix-sept" (seventeen).

DATE: Mon, 13 Jul 2009
SIZE: 39.2 MB
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k&k episode 255 - the one where they talk about bikinis, speedos and comme elle est chaude... and stuff...

Things are heating up in episode 255, as we recount our travels across the French countryside with the delicious Frog (and the Muffin Man), visiting some very special people and recording in "our" fancy new country studio. With much excitement, we talk about traffic jams on long weekends, how to entertain yourself during long car rides, turkish toilets, families, bikinis, speedos, pool temperatures, names and national holidays. This episode was brought to you by the phrase "une fête nationale" (national holiday).

DATE: Sun, 05 Jul 2009
SIZE: 39.8 MB
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k&k episode 254 - the one where they talk about naked guys and feet on seats... and stuff...

Episode 254 starts off with a bang, as we rant about naked guys, feet on seats, sirens, dvd rental updates, the recent changes to the VAT (or TVA in French) and whether these changes can really be seen in real life and adventures with beer. This episode was brought to you by the word "la bière" (beer).

DATE: Sun, 05 Jul 2009
SIZE: 36.3 MB
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k&k episode 253 - the one where they talk about the world challenging Kylie to Bejewelled... and stuff...

We're exhuberant in episode 253, as we discuss the presence of parental figures in the chat, July birthdays and American birthday celebrations, the Bejewelled war, water balloons, school holidays and scheduling in our respective countries, broken bones and dramatic head injuries, the Abbey Bookshop's 20th Anniversary celebration (with scribes, medieval dancers and wine), the "heatwave" in Paris and why this city is so ill-equipped for hot weather (including reminiscing about swimming as kids, power outages and fire safety). This episode was brought to you by the word "la canicule" (a scorching heatwave). And don't forget about the 3rd Annual K&K Bastille Day picnic!!!

DATE: Wed, 01 Jul 2009
SIZE: 40.9 MB
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k&k episode 252 - the one where grandma mac comes out to play... and stuff...

We've still got the lovely Kathryn with us for episode 252, where we chat extensively about the fête de la musique, featuring a lively Grandma Mac moment, then Kylie tells us about visiting the Château de Vincennes (or not?) and Hard Rock Café. We digress into discussions about pulled pork, scuba diving and the Père-Lachaise cemetary, and finish off with a HUGE rant about drafts, working naked, cold water, ice cubes, catching cold and boogery fingers. This episode was brought to you by the word "la plongée" (scuba diving).

DATE: Sun, 28 Jun 2009
SIZE: 39.8 MB
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k&k episode 251 - the one where they talk about michael jackson and mp3s... and stuff...

With the dynamic Kathryn in the NCTS for episode 251, we chat about Spotted By Locals, birthday months, purple and Gay Pride, Michael Jackson, mp3 downloads (with some yelling from Katia), the hadopi law and illegal downloading (with some yelling from Kylie). This episode was brought to you by the word "télécharger" (download).

DATE: Wed, 24 Jun 2009
SIZE: 41.8 MB
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k&k episode 250 - the one where they talk about making blunders... and stuff...

Can you believe we're up to episode 250 already??? We can't, and we get very excited about it with the lovely Vivi. We chat about the fête de la musique, scientology debates, father's and mother's day, encounters of the spider, cockroach and zombie kind, picnics under the eiffel tower, cupcakes, the "no drinking after 4pm in public parks" law (and how Frog gets around it) and fighter pilots. We finish off with a morality lesson and Katia tells a tale of putting her foot in her mouth. This episode was brought to you by the word "un cafard" (a cockroach).

DATE: Sun, 21 Jun 2009
SIZE: 38.7 MB
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k&k episode 249 - the one where they talk about castles, medieval cities and other geekery... and stuff...

We're thrilled to have the lovely Vivi in the studio for episode 249. We chat about the famous frog chair (and you too can sponsor an item in the studio!), Vivi's adorable accent and cute hair, limo services, the Château de Vincennes, bouchons from Troyes, what we're all going to do, bring and eat as we travel this summer (including dressing up as fairies), then there is some serious geekery happening as we discuss "ren fairs", the Provins medieval festival, medieval taverns and clubs. This episode was brought to you by the word "un bouchon" (a cork).

DATE: Wed, 17 Jun 2009
SIZE: 36.6 MB
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k&k episode 248 - the one where they talk about having the finger on the pulse... and stuff...

We're still delighted to have Heather Stimmler-Hall in the studio for episode 248, and we talk about how Secrets of Paris always seems to be on top of What's On in Paris (such as artist "open doors" and horse races), the château of Chantilly and the famous stables, the château of Cheverny and it's residents, and we all make some embarrassing confessions whilst Heather tells us a bit about what it's like to update guide books. Then, as we chat about some of the more interesting questions she's been sent by readers, Heather launches a contest on the show : have you ever wanted to know something about Paris, France or the French and never been able to find out the answer? Ask Heather, and you'll be in the running to win a fantastic prize! This episode was brought to you by the phrase "une course de chevaux" (a horse race).

DATE: Sun, 14 Jun 2009
SIZE: 34.7 MB
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k&k episode 247 - the one where they talk about naughty awards... and stuff...

You know when we get Heather Stimmler-Hall on the show things are going to get cheeky, and episode 247 is no exception! We chat about our sexy new studio, the award she won for the Naughty Paris Guide, Sacre Coeur and medal-wearing. We have a very interesting discussion abou sexual conservatism and the differences between Paris, London and New York, then we get onto the topic of dressing-up, exclusive white picnics, limo services for our guests, what movies parents should show their children before they travel to Paris to make sure they behave, taxi horror stories, and some more on the book fair. This episode was brought to you by the word "une médaille" (a medal).

DATE: Wed, 10 Jun 2009
SIZE: 39.5 MB
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k&k episode 246 - the one where they talk about wasp attacks and whether spiders jump... and stuff...

In episode 246 we discuss chaotic Symphony moments in the Not Coffee table Studio and we reveal what happens after we record, then we chat about Obama being in France for the D-Day ceremonies, frozen sushi, meeting up with listeners for drinks, wasp attacks, fake shutters, what firemen in France do with wasps, Pierre's experience with spiders in Australia, whether lobsters scream and the French obsession with good jam. This episode was brought to you by the word "la confiture" (jam).

DATE: Sun, 07 Jun 2009
SIZE: 37.1 MB
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k&k episode 245 - the one where they discuss the advantages and disadvantages of speedos... and stuff...

We're finally nicely settled in the Not Coffee table Studio for episode 245, yet the chaos continues as Katia makes a confession, and we ask what would YOU do if someone had something stuck in their teeth, which leads us to a lengthy swimsuit discussion. We then chat about lame-o beaches, the fun of the live shows and the NCtS, birthday months and missing out on parties (oh, the obligations of professional podcasters such as ourselves), youtube sensations, symphony moments, crazy fake gypsy ladies (with entertaining phone interruptions) and name-calling. This episode was brought to you by the word "une salope" (a bitch).

DATE: Thu, 04 Jun 2009
SIZE: 38.2 MB
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k&k episode 244 - the one where they learn about an alternative method of hair removal... and stuff...

Episode 244 is an episode of pure chaos, as we discuss a myriad of truly random things : what Frog was wearing during the recording, the Cannes film festival, the stagnancy of the Mediterranean sea and tidal behaviour, dramatic jellyfish encounters in France, hairballs and unusual yoga positions. We open some very exciting boxes that were sent to us from Intern Noonan (and Frog eats ALL the m&ms), we chat for a while about American candy, and then we talk about having a spontaneous picnic under the Eiffel tower (including pee-stops, operatic arias and encounters with the police!). This episode was brought to you by the word "une méduse" (a jellyfish).

DATE: Mon, 01 Jun 2009
SIZE: 38.7 MB
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k&k episode 243 - the one where they get excited about the Not Coffee Table Studio... and stuff...

We're terribly excited in episode 243, because not only is Frog on the show, but we're also inaugurating the NEW Not Coffee Table Studio! We describe how we surprised Frog with the revelation of the new studio, and how we put it all together, with trips to Ikea, hours of ironing and more! There is also a great deal of discussion about the use of words like "poof" and "shag", but this is very typical with Frog in the NCTS. And like Frog, you can also sponsor an item in the NCTS! This episode was brought to you by the word "nouveau" (new).

DATE: Wed, 27 May 2009
SIZE: 41.2 MB
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k&k episode 242 - the one where they learn about the laws in Arkansas... and stuff...

Things derail very quickly in episode 242, and we spend quite a bit of time yelling at Symphony, but what's new? We talk about bridges and public holidays in the month of May in France, movie-going experiences (including Wolverine, cigarette smoke and dvd rentals), Japanese food in France and the adventures behind meeting up with a listener from Montpellier. Katia then screws up an explanation of Queens Birthday Holiday and Kyliemac eloquently explains Presidents Day, and we talk about drinking cocktails, crazy laws in Arkansaw and Katia explains why she got a fine. This episode was brought to you by the word "une amende" (a fine).

DATE: Sun, 24 May 2009
SIZE: 36.4 MB
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k&k episode 241 - the one where they talk about the mini-break challenge... and stuff...

We start off episode 241 by celebrating the birthday month of May and getting tremendously excited about the launch of k&k get blogged. We chat about tic tacs and coffee bean incidents, then get into a lengthy (and sometimes heated) discussion of the mini-break challenge, with entries like rum-soaked wafers, strange vegetables and Suze! This episode was brought to you by the word "une gaufre" (a waffle).

DATE: Wed, 20 May 2009
SIZE: 38.1 MB
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k&k episode 240 - the one where they wonder what there is to DO in Paris... and stuff...

We start off episode 240 by scratching scratchcards and revealing the truth about "French toast", then we chat about Disneyland, company perks, theme parks, presents, the Ice Saints (or the Saints de Glace), free museums for young people and wonder what there is to actually DO in Paris. We get excited for Heather, because she won an important prize for her book Naughty Paris, Kylie gives us a university update and we talk about her mythical wall of jars. This episode was brought to you by the phrase "pain perdu" (French toast).

DATE: Sun, 17 May 2009
SIZE: 36.9 MB
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k&k episode 239 - the one where they reveal childhood secrets that might have been better left unrevealed... and stuff...

In episode 239 we talk about k&k unplugged, we do a round-up of our last mini-break (including bbqs, pools, anti-tourism and spontaneously silly party games which result in some interesting childhood revelations), then we get into an animated discussion about the mythical "French 35 hour work week". This episode was brought to you by the word "un cadre" (a frame / a setting / an executive).

DATE: Wed, 13 May 2009
SIZE: 37.9 MB
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k&k episode 238 UNPLUGGED - the one where they talk like pirates... or about pirates... and stuff...

There's more casual k&k in episode 238 UNPLUGGED! You can hear us hanging out in our gîte (on mini-break #2 of 2009, Loire Valley Edition), chatting about all sorts of things, from piracy laws to video stores and from netflix in france to sweding. It's casual, raw, laidback and filled with laughter - just what k&k UNPLUGGED is all about! This episode was brought to you by the word "piratage" (piracy).

DATE: Sun, 10 May 2009
SIZE: 35.8 MB
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k&k episode 237 UNPLUGGED - the one where they go to chenonceau... and stuff...

Hang on to your hats, kids, it's time for episode 237 UNPLUGGED!! We're on the road in the Loire Valley, and with the exciting new concept of k&k UNPLUGGED, you'll feel like you're right there with us! As we drive, you'll hear us talk about previous (mis)adventures in the region, you'll walk with us through Chenonceau, then you'll sit with us in our gîte as we discuss what we thought of the castle. This episode was brought to you by the word "débrancher" (unplug).

DATE: Wed, 06 May 2009
SIZE: 48.9 MB
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k&k episode 236 - the one where they talk about the best birthday presents ever... and stuff...

The excitement levels are high in episode 236, as we open a present sent from a listener, then Katia recounts what she did for her birthday - including a teppanyaki dinner in Paris with the best birthday presents ever (such as rude sake glasses and castles) and a trip to Barcelona (and we cover topics such as sightseeing, siestas, time differences and tapas). And we finish off the episode by opening another present! Sugar highs all around! This episode was brought to you by the word "Barcelone" (Barcelona).

DATE: Sun, 03 May 2009
SIZE: 38.3 MB
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k&k episode 235 - the one where they yell mayday... and stuff...

There are many and varied subjects on the board in episode 235 : tiaras, pouting and picnics, weather, public holidays, May Day, buying flowers, the suicidal platypus, Labour Day arguments, cult films like "Brice de Nice", cultural references across the world, time travel and university updates. This episode was brought to you by the word "un ornithorynque" (a platypus).

DATE: Wed, 29 Apr 2009
SIZE: 35.5 MB
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k&k episode 234 - the one where kylie lets katia swear... and stuff...

Things have gone sersiously downhill in episode 234, and you get to hear what happens when Katia and Kyliemac decide to podcast after midnight. There is discussion about cowboys, margaritas, mojitos, dodgy restaurants, the politics of sending food back, bloody meat, gas masks and more foodstuffs that we don't like. This episode was brought to you by the word "saignant(e)" (bloody).

DATE: Sun, 26 Apr 2009
SIZE: 27.8 MB
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k&k episode 233 - the one where they argue over what a beach is... and stuff...

We chat for quite some time in episode 233 about our respective summer holiday plans and everything in between - Kylie tells us why she's going back to the US in summer and not in winter, there's a heated debate about the definition of a "beach", Katia talks about their upcoming trip to Lebanon and Australia and we discuss plane ticket prices, travel agents and different types of tickets. This episode was brought to you by the phrase "un billet d'avion" (a plane ticket).

DATE: Wed, 22 Apr 2009
SIZE: 35.7 MB
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k&k episode 232 - the one where they talk about what it's REALLY like to be away from home... and stuff...

Episode 232 is a reflective one. After a discussion about our different ways of speaking (again), we talk about some people we met from London and their expat experiences, which leads us to revisit the topic of expats versus immigrants, what makes some people decide move overseas, accents and homesickness. This episode was brought to you by the phrase "avoir le mal du pays" (to be homesick).

DATE: Sun, 19 Apr 2009
SIZE: 35.9 MB
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k&k episode 231 - the one where they decide to live in a castle... and stuff...

In episode 231 we talk, amongst other things, about the arrival of more babies, what kind of castle we want to mini-break in, what pizza and rabbits have in common and the continued celebrations of birthday months. This episode was brought to you by the word "un nouveau-né" (a new-born).

DATE: Wed, 15 Apr 2009
SIZE: 38.7 MB
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k&k episode 230 - the one where they talk a bit more about their mini-break in Normandy... and stuff...

We're still in Normandy in episode 230, and accompanied by Kathryn we continue to talk about out adventures in the country, including (but not limited to) visiting markets, taste-testing local products (such as cider, pommeau and calvados), spotting local wildlife and more... But we digress quite a bit too, on some rather random subjects such as school hours and driveways. But what do you expect, really? This episode was brought to you by the word "une belette" (a weasel).

DATE: Mon, 13 Apr 2009
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k&k episode 229 - the one where they talk about their mini-break in Normandy... and stuff...

We take the show on the road in episode 229 and tell you all about our spontaneous mini-break in Normandy. From our "country house" and with the lovely Kathryn by our side we talk about last-minute holiday planning, gîtes (and lots about how to find them and what to expect), travelling around France and more! This episode was brought to you by the word "une gîte" (self-catering accomodation).

DATE: Wed, 08 Apr 2009
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k&k episode 228 - the one where they tell terrifying tales of travel and trauma... and stuff...

In episode 228 we lay out yet another interesting topic on the coffee table - how prudent should you really be when you're travelling and what sorts of precautions should you take? We tell some pretty interesting travel tales and spend a whole lot of time wondering what we would do in a sticky situation. We also talk a bit about the power of Twitter. Cos it really is cool. This episode was brought to you by the word "une précaution" (a precaution).

DATE: Sun, 05 Apr 2009
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k&k episode 227 - the one where they talk about death rattles and being recognised... and stuff...

Amidst some wheezing and sneezing, we cover quite a few interesting topics in episode 227 : allergies, the SOS booksale, meeting listeners, what it's like to be recognised, more disney adventures and marching band fun, and babies! This episode was brought to you by the word "éternuer" (to sneeze).

DATE: Wed, 01 Apr 2009
SIZE: 38.0 MB
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k&k episode 226 - the one where they wonder about uprooting and replanting... with kids... and stuff...

Things get very reflective in episode 226, as we talk about what it would take to uproot a family and live in another country and everything in between - what has to be done to really "experience" another country and the difference between a migrant and an expat, and we talk about some of our experiences and the experiences of people we know. This episode was brought to you by the word "une racine" (root).

DATE: Sun, 29 Mar 2009
SIZE: 39.6 MB
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k&k episode 225 - the one where they work on their pronounciation... and stuff...

Chaos ensues in episode 225, as we start off with a very special "dear", and we discuss maths, toes, social comas, toilet lights, spiders, words and wankers, accents, babies, peeps and presents. And we expect you ALL to leave us voicemails this week. This episode was brought to you by the word "une ampoule" (a lightbulb).

DATE: Wed, 25 Mar 2009
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k&k episode 224 - the one where they talk about birthday obligations and how to eat hot dogs... and stuff....

There's a lot of rantage happening in episode 224, as we discuss the superstitions around Friday 13th and birthday obligations, and we cover Kyliemac's public shaming. We also talk about getting your fingers caught in the métro doors and experiences with ticket controllers, the way we've seen French people eat hot dogs and hamburgers, and the best job in the world. This episode was brought to you by the word "une superstition" (a superstition).

DATE: Sun, 22 Mar 2009
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k&k episode 223 - the one where they talk about frames and ridiculously large brioche... and stuff...

In episode 223 we get to talking about frame hunting, monkey heads, weekends of fun, the drink of the year, our recent adventures at a french food fair (with plenty of cognac and other delicious things), daffodils, the weather and general strikes. This episode was brought to you by the phrase "les giboulées de mars" (March showers).

DATE: Wed, 18 Mar 2009
SIZE: 47.2 MB
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k&k episode 222 - the one where they realise that the cameras are still running... and stuff...

After a chaotic start, Animesh continues to tell us about the highlights of his adventures in India in episode 222, and makes some interesting reflections about the way things have changed since he last visited. In true k&k style, we derail on everything from arranged marriages to indian-chinese food to old school teachers to infomercials! This episode was brought to you by the word "l'Inde" (India).

DATE: Sun, 15 Mar 2009
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k&k episode 221 - the one where they talk about planes, trains and elephants... and stuff...

We're terribly excited to welcome Animesh back into the coffee table studio for episode 221, as he regales us with tales of his recent trip back to his homeland of India. We get to hear all about welcoming committees and train rides, and gleefully open some presents. This episode was brought to you by the word "un éléphant" (elephant).

DATE: Wed, 11 Mar 2009
SIZE: 38.5 MB
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k&k episode 220 - the one where Katia decides that Americans discriminate against the "H" and Kylie decides that Italians discriminate against side dishes... and stuff...

We listen to a few voicemails, then things get heated in episode 220 as sweeping delcarations are made about Americans and Italians. It all quickly goes to heck as we discuss doors, drafts, neighbours and peeing habits. And moose. It's seriously classy. We also throw out the challenge to figure out a Secret Sound that mysteriously popped up in a recent k&k Learn French. This episode was brought to you by the word "un/e voisin/e" (neighbour).

DATE: Sun, 08 Mar 2009
SIZE: 38.1 MB
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k&k episode 219 - the one where they try to name the kid... and stuff...

As requested, things get gossipy in episode 219 when as we talk about Carla Bruni's plans to have a baby, which leads to a lengthy discussion about our friend Kimmeh's current dilemma - trying to choose a baby name that is pronouncable in both English and French. We also get to chatting about refrigerators and food expos. This episode was brought to you by the word "choisir" (to choose).

DATE: Wed, 04 Mar 2009
SIZE: 38.0 MB
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k&k episode 218 - the one where they talk about Paris getting bigger... and stuff...

With our mouths full of Tim Tams we get into a heated discussion in episode 218 about the definition of Paris and its suburbs and plans to change this definition, led by the ever-provocative Frog with a Blog. We talk a little about the way the economic crisis is affecting Paris and get excited about Nouvelle Star starting again. This episode was brought to you by the word "la banlieue" (the suburbs).

DATE: Sun, 01 Mar 2009
SIZE: 37.3 MB
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k&k episode 217 - the one where they talk about the Queen Mum Filter... and stuff...

Episode 217 (featuring Frog with a Blog) starts off with a bit of zombie talk, then we discuss doing the show live via ustream and we react to some feedback on our k&k learn french episodes. Kylie then tells us about getting her carte de séjour renewed, which leads to some serious rantage regarding encounters with French administration and the adventures behind procuring birth certificates. We finish off the episode by discussing what type of glasses Kyliemac should get next. This episode was brought to you by the term "un acte de naissance" (birth certificate).

DATE: Wed, 25 Feb 2009
SIZE: 36.5 MB
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k&k episode 216 - the one where they talk about pretzels and bretzels... and stuff...

We start off episode 216 by discussing the logistics of having people watch us live on ustream as we record the show, then we talk about Disney and knitted hats. We then compare cakes and gateaux with what we're familiar with "back home", and talk about cupcake shops and pretzels, and the way that access to stuff from "back home" has changed in the time we've lived in France. We listen to a voicemail that a listener left, having been inspired by a tourist tip. And we giggle a lot. This episode was brought to you by the word "un chapeau / un bonnet" (a hat).

DATE: Sun, 22 Feb 2009
SIZE: 37.6 MB
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k&k episode 215 - the one where they talk about assigned seating and muppet scarves... and stuff...

It's eclectic, is episode 215 : we talk about rhum-rhum inspired genius, haircuts, movie-going experiences, assigned seating, muppet scarves, jaeger bombs, red bull in France and card playing. This episode was brought to you by the phrase "cartes à jouer" (playing cards).

DATE: Wed, 18 Feb 2009
SIZE: 46.8 MB
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k&k episode 214 - the one where they discuss valentines and friday the 13th... and stuff...

With The (soon to be named something else) Justin still hanging about the Coffee Table Studio, we tackle a number of serious issues in episode 214 : how to deal with zombie invasions (via email), how things come to be named, Valentines Day and Friday the 13th and how they're viewed in France, when and how one should bise the bar girl and how to deal with telemarketers. And then, as silliness continues to abound, we make a special announcement. This episode was brought to you by the letters S and K and the number 13.

DATE: Sun, 15 Feb 2009
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k&k episode 213 - the one where they talk about dolls and disney... and stuff...

After a discussion about Phil and Alexis and some talk of the fires in Australia, and with The Justin back in the coffee table studio, we talk all about surprise concerts and mouse house adventures in episode 213! This episode was brought to you by the phrase "des montagnes russes" (rollercoaster).

DATE: Wed, 11 Feb 2009
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k&k episode 212 - the one where they learn about the Kyliemac School Of Child Discipline... and stuff...

In episode 212 we discuss headphones, couch surfing and zombies, which leads to Kylie describing some new and exciting child-rearing techniques she has been employing recently. We also talk about the galette des rois and chandeleur (cos it's that time of the year). This episode was brought to you by the word "la fève" (broad bean / lucky charm).

DATE: Sun, 08 Feb 2009
SIZE: 38.6 MB
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k&k episode 211 - the one where they rant about courants d'air... and stuff...

Episode 211 is one of those episodes where one derailment leads to another which leads to another and then it all goes downhill from there. We talk about all sorts of things : snow, scarves, mini-skirts, courants d'air (drafts), overheating and slippers. This all leads to a tutoyer and vousvoyer debate, which leads to a discussion of how people should correct us when we speak French. We then talk about webbed toes, work doctors and strike days. It's a little bit of everything! This episode was brought to you by the word "médecin du travail" (work doctor / occupational doctor).

DATE: Wed, 04 Feb 2009
SIZE: 36.9 MB
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k&k episode 210 - the one where they decide they'll have to go back to Burgundy... and stuff...

It is our great pleasure, in episode 210, to actually pay attention to the Pity Guest we found lurking in the Coffee Table Studio, The Justin (also known as "That Guy Who Leaves Us Voicemails About Sandwiches" or "Little J"). He doesn't tell us much about what he's doing in Paris, but he does tell us all about what he's doing in France - how he got here, why he's here, and what his corner of France is like. It's a fascinating glimpse into a part of France that we've visited but not actually visited... This episode was brought to you by the word "la Bourgogne" (Burgundy).

DATE: Sun, 01 Feb 2009
SIZE: 41.0 MB
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k&k episode 209 - the one where they learn about foot fishing... and stuff...

We start off episode 209 by talking about an American expression that Katia is confused about, then Kylie talks about her New Years Eve experience, and Katia recounts the trip that she and the Muffin Man took to Brittany, which involved much seafood, fishing and giant rocks. But no marshmallows. Oh, and we have a guest. But he wasn't really supposed to be there. This episode was brought to you by the word "la Bretagne" (Brittany).

DATE: Wed, 28 Jan 2009
SIZE: 34.0 MB
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k&k episode 208 - the one where they geek out over buffy... and stuff...

We get seriously geeky in episode 208, and in the guise of doing one of Kylie's University Updates, we spend a very considerable amount of time talking about Buffy, Angel and everything in between. Then, at around about the 20 minute mark, we actually talk about some relevant things, like snow... and stuff... And we excitedly open a goodie box sent to us by our lovely friend Dani! This episode was brought to you by the word "une série televisée" (a television series).

DATE: Sun, 25 Jan 2009
SIZE: 34.1 MB
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k&k episode 207 - the one where they talk about The Plague... and stuff...

We're pleased to annouce the return (although not quite to form) of k&k in episode 207! It's an episode of apologies, explanations, descriptions of plague-like symptoms, allergy comparisons, goodie-eating, as well as a recap of Christmas activities, including over-eating, adventures in the snow and Tarot. This episode was brought to you by the word "la grippe" (the flu).

DATE: Sun, 28 Dec 2008
SIZE: 45.4 MB
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k&k episode 206 - the one where they go backstage at the Oscars... sortof... and stuff...

With guest host Dani in the Coffee Table Studio (yes, we have had this one up our sleevesies for a little while), we step into the world of glitz and glamour in super episode 206! She starts off by revealing a couple of screenplay secrets, then tells us ALL about going to the Oscars. Yes, really. Red carpet, seat-fillers and all. She also talks about being a screenwriter, which leads us into a lengthy debate about some of our favourite television shows and why "remakes" exist! We finish off by touching on the writers strike and discussing television in France. This episode was brought to you by the word "un scénario" (a screenplay).

DATE: Wed, 24 Dec 2008
SIZE: 41.2 MB
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k&k episode 205 - the one where they try to decide between macarons and chocolates... and stuff...

After talkng at length about rhum-rhums and everything in between, we pretend to be cultured for a while in episode 205, as we discuss a recent theatre outing where we watched Frog and Colin perform marvellously as we drank champagne out of plastic cups. We then get onto more serious topics, such as explosives in Printemps and unattended school bags, and try to decide between macarons and chocolates, which leads us to discuss macaron emergencies and what happens when macarons travel. And we get a bit excited about Christmas. This episode was brought to you by the word "une pièce de théâtre" (a play).

DATE: Sun, 21 Dec 2008
SIZE: 39.5 MB
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k&k episode 204 - the one where they talk about bites and beets... and stuff...

It's everything about nothing in episode 204, where we discuss elephants, Intern-Noonan's visit, Disney, marching bands, editing over-sights, bites and beets, jalapeños, sitting on santa's lap, fire trucks and christmas lunches. This episode was brought to you by the phrase "donner une fessée" (to spank).

DATE: Wed, 17 Dec 2008
SIZE: 43.7 MB
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k&k episode 203 - the one where Intern Noonan lives up to his name... and stuff...

After we spend some time ranting about garlands, Kelly and Christmas music, Intern Noonan regales us with gifts in episode 203, then we get distracted by words for a bit. Finally Noonan manages to grab our attention again, and he tells us some fascinating tales about his visit to Paris, such as sparkly Eiffel Towers, the Champs Elysées at Christmas, what it's like to be attacked by hordes of Japanese schoolgirls at Versailles and much more... We finish off the episode talking about homemade rhum-rhums, then open presents given to us by Ksam, Karina1 and Intern Leah, and finally we introduce the newest k&k mascot, sponsored for us by Dani! Oh, and the Muffin Man rocks. This episode was brought to you by the word "un lamantin" (a manatee).

DATE: Sun, 14 Dec 2008
SIZE: 47.3 MB
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k&k episode 202 - the one where they talk about what happened behind the scenes... and stuff...

A week later and we're still on a bit of a high in episode 202! With Intern Noonan in the Coffee Table Studio, we relive the shenanigans of the episode 200 party, and have a bit of a chat about the some of the things that happened behind the scenes! What did Kylie do when she first saw the k&k badges? Where did Kylie accidentally wear her k&k tshirt? How much do we think the Muffin Man rocks? You'll find out the answers to these questions and many more in this episode! Make sure you go and check out all the entries for contest #2, and download your k&k ringtone! This episode was brought to you by the word "une sonnerie" (a ringtone).

DATE: Wed, 10 Dec 2008
SIZE: 50.8 MB
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k&k episode 201 - the one where they go live for the first time, in Paris (part 2)... and stuff...

The shenanigans continue in the live episode 201, with a feisty intern showdown, more intriguing debates, including discussions about Carla Bruni, chivalry and the smoking ban, lots of ambiance supplied by an amazing crowd, then Kathryn, Steve and Frog finish off the show with a song (video to come soon). Make sure you check out some of the fantastic photos of the event in the k&k flickr pool, as well as all the submissions for contest #2. This episode was brought to you by the word "un débat" (a debate).

DATE: Sun, 07 Dec 2008
SIZE: 53.5 MB
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k&k episode 200 - the one where they go live for the first time, in Paris... and stuff...

Pour yourself a drink and get comfortable! Filled with laughter, very special guests, hilarious debates, a few nerves and so much shouting and applause from the audience that you could have heard it right across Paris - it is with immense pleasure that we bring you episode 200, live from Paris! It was an absolutely amazing night, and we truly thank all the companies and authors who kindly donated prizes for the contests we ran throughout the evening, as well as the great team at the Great Canadian Pub for putting up with us. A list of all the contest winners and their prizes, as well as all the submissions for contest #2, will be put up very shortly (so check back here soon!) This episode was brought to you by the word "en direct" (live).

DATE: Wed, 03 Dec 2008
SIZE: 45.8 MB
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k&k episode 199 - the one where kylie gives katia permission to put the christmas decorations up... and stuff...

It's pure k&k goodness in episode 199, as we engage in discussions about our favourite m&ms, the advantages of carrying around a crutch, thanksgiving in France and how to find a turkey in Paris. We revisit the hugging and kissing debate, then Kyliemac tells Katia all about Black Friday sales, and we talk about snow, Christmas decorations, caroling at Notre Dame and Christmas wishlists. We also chat a bit about Tracey & Pierre, get excited about international k&k meetups, hear from a listener then giggle excessively in anticipation of the shenaniganery surrounding episode 200! This episode was brought to you by the word "commander" (to order).

DATE: Sun, 30 Nov 2008
SIZE: 37.1 MB
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k&k episode 198 - the one where they talk about arranged marriages... and stuff...

There is more Animesh to be had in episode 198! Animesh picks on Katia a bit, then, after we get distracted by the topic of kleptomania and Kyliemac, he talks about some of his "culture shock" experiences in moving to France, such as what he thinks of hugs and kisses, then we discuss arranged marriages, greetings, smoking, public transport, small business ownership and m&ms. This episode was brought to you by the phrase "un mariage arrangé " (an arranged marriage).

DATE: Fri, 28 Nov 2008
SIZE: 37.5 MB
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k&k episode 197 - the one where they discuss the beauty of live streaming audio and free speech... and stuff...

We're thrilled that Animesh stuck around for episode 197 (seriously, we didn't handcuff him to the coffee table, he handcuffed himself there)! We start off with some dream analysis and chat about some alternative submissions to the contests for episode 200, after which Animesh talks more about the "culture shock" (or lack thereof?) he experienced when he moved to America - including mixed messages from the media, the atm card phenomenon, the beauty of live streaming audio, different teaching methods, drinking habits, theatre groups, improv troupes and free speech. We finish off the episode by opening yet another present from a very lovely listener! Hoorah! Do you guys feel lucky? An extra episode this week? ooooh... This episode was brought to you by the phrase "liberté d'expression / de parole" (free speech).

DATE: Wed, 26 Nov 2008
SIZE: 44.0 MB
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k&k episode 196 - the one where they learn about temples of sex and that america is NOT fraught with debauchery... and stuff...

We're thrilled to welcome yet another new guest, the charming Animesh with the enchanting accent, into the Coffee Table Studio for episode 196! We cover such topics as international k&k meetups, continued dramas in French Emergency Rooms, temples of sex and Indian geography, then Animesh tells us a little about what brought him to France (via America), which includes tales of flutes, trojans and whether America is really like it is portrayed in the movies. And, of course, there is some culture shock. We finish off the episode by opening a very exciting present sent to us by a listener, and reveal some details about how you will be able to see the events surrounding episode 200, even if you're not in Paris! This episode was brought to you by the word "un préservatif" (a condom).

DATE: Sun, 23 Nov 2008
SIZE: 37.8 MB
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k&k episode 195 - the one where they talk about hugs and kisses... and stuff...

In episode 195 Katia gets excited about her new phone, the topic of Christmas decorations comes up again, Kyliemac gets excited about powerpoint presentations, and then we rant for quite some time about the differences between hugging and kissing and greetings in France and our respective countries, as well as acceptable kissing (as a greeting) techniques. And of course, because apparently we can't let an episode go by without discussing zombies, we ... discuss zombies. Again. This episode was brought to you by the phrase "faire la bise" (a kiss (hello or goodbye) on the cheek).

DATE: Wed, 19 Nov 2008
SIZE: 35.6 MB
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k&k episode 194 - the one where they talk about bookshops and armadillo attacks... and stuff...

We're pretending to be well-read in episode 194, as Kyliemac recounts some book readings she's recently attended (David Sedaris and Stephen Clarke), and we discuss our favourite English bookshops in Paris as well as the prizes that are up for grabs for the episode 200 contests! Katia also does a toe update, which raises the topic of accessibility to transport in Paris for people who have difficulties moving around. This episode was brought to you by the word "une béquille" (a crutch).

DATE: Sun, 16 Nov 2008
SIZE: 28.4 MB
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k&k episode 193 - the one where Dani takes them on a european tour, and then they eat some chocolate... and stuff...

In episode 193, Dani tells us about what brings her to France, how to get in to the Bibliothèque National de France (French National Library) and whether her French has improved since arriving, then recounts some tales of her trips around Europe, including Belgium (we love our Belgian listeners, but apparently Dani went to Brussels on a day when everyone got out of the wrong side of the bed, or maybe it's just the men that are a bit sleazier than we're used to?), Venice and Poland (Krakow, Auschwitz & Birkenau). We chat a bit about how it feels to see the physical consequences of the various wars in Europe, then Dani tells us how she's been taking advantage of living in Paris, including doing chocolate tours! So, of course, we have to do a chocolate tasting, and discuss lots of chocolate-related things! This episode was brought to you by the word "un choux de Bruxelles" (a Brussels sprout).

DATE: Thu, 13 Nov 2008
SIZE: 43.0 MB
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k&k episode 192 - the one where they talk about saving the world... and stuff...

From near-encounters with zombie minions to screaming into mobile phones, Kylie and (brand new guest!) Dani tell us all about how they saved the world in episode 192! Kylie tells us whether she has conquered her fear of zombies, then Dani tells us all about the joys of unexpectedly falling upon a Salon du Chocolat! This episode was brought to you by the word "sauver" (to save).

DATE: Sun, 09 Nov 2008
SIZE: 46.0 MB
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k&k episode 191 - the one where Kylie tells her Tale of Thievery... and stuff...

It's a Norman invasion in episode 191, as Kylie tells all about her adventures travelling around Normandy! She describes encountering Richard the Lionheart in Rouen (or at least what remains of him), visiting old plague cemeteries and the D-Day beaches, what happens when you don't pay attention to signs and what the Bayeux tapestry is really made of. Katia gives a toe update and we pimp out the events surrounding episode 200! This episode was brought to you by the word "la peste" (the plague).

DATE: Wed, 05 Nov 2008
SIZE: 29.8 MB
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k&k episode 190 - the one where they argue about how early is too early to put up christmas decorations... and stuff...

In episode 190 we spend a considerable amount of time talking about when Christmas decorations should be put up (october? november? december? what do YOU think?), and we talk about some of the ways that people like to decorate their abode for Christmas. Katia does a toe update then asks Kylie if she can shed some light on the way Americans make phone calls in tv and movies. This leads us into a discussion of the way we communicate across the world has changed in the last couple of years, and we reveal the intern showdown that may be happening in episode 200, then Kylie tells us about her upcoming holiday to Normandy and we talk about some book signings we're going to this week. This episode was brought to you by the word "un coup de fil" (a phone call).

DATE: Sun, 02 Nov 2008
SIZE: 30.2 MB
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k&k episode 189 - the one where they wonder how to tell if men are being sleazy or sweet... and stuff...

As she recounts her plans for Halloween this year, we start off episode 189 with some psychoanalysis into Kylie's deepseated fear of zombies. We talk about where we're recording from, Kylie gives us a university update and we chat about Heather's book tour of the east coast of America. We get into a lively discussion about how to tell if a guy is being sleazy or not, then talk about our feeling for snow. This episode was brought to you by the word "la psychanalyse" (psychoanalysis).

DATE: Fri, 31 Oct 2008
SIZE: 36.1 MB
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k&k episode 188 - the one where they talk about creepy Paris... and stuff...

We're proud to present a special Halloween edition of the Katia and Kyliemac podcast in episode 188! We start off by discussing the ways Halloween is celebrated in France (or not!), then Kylie describes some of the creepiest places to visit in Paris - from sinister cemeteries to macabre museums, there are plenty of hair-raising adventures to be had! After a discussion of our favourite horror movies, we tell some spooky stories about famous places in Paris and reveal a couple of haunted houses owned by famous people in France. This episode was brought to you by the word "sinistre" (spooky).

DATE: Wed, 29 Oct 2008
SIZE: 30.4 MB
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k&k episode 187 - the one where they talk about doctors, nurses and toes... and stuff...

It's time for some high drama on episode 187, as Katia recounts all that happened when they operated on her toe in her harrowing hospital experience. There is a lot of discussion about what you do when you have to wait 4 1/2 hours and have nothing to do, what French doctors and nurses are like, and what happens when an Australian wakes up after a general anaesthetic. We also reveal some exciting news about the upcoming episode 200, including international visitors and contest prizes! This episode was brought to you by the word "un orteil" (a toe).

DATE: Sun, 26 Oct 2008
SIZE: 41.4 MB
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k&k episode 186 - the one where they talk about french men, french women and secret tours of Paris... and stuff...

We've got Heather back in the CTS for episode 186 (we know it seems as if we tied her to the coffee table, but seriously, we didn't), where we talk about all sorts of interesting things, such as why French men are often viewed as romantic, why they consider it their duty to chat up every woman they encounter (ok, so we're stereotyping a little, but seriously! have you SEEN how fast they move???), whether you can leave the house without makeup on in Paris and some of the differences between foreign and French women. Heather also tells us some stories about giving custom tours in Paris, including how to answer odd questions, one of the strangest personalised tour requests she's ever had and what it's like to go to restaurants with rowdy groups. This episode was brought to you by the word "un guide accompagnateur" (a tour guide).

DATE: Wed, 22 Oct 2008
SIZE: 30.4 MB
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k&k episode 185 - the one where they cure headaches but not katia's toe... and stuff...

In episode 185 we're getting really excited about the contest submissions for the upcoming episode 200, and we reveal a super-special entry that we are particularly excited about. We talk about how listening to k&k cures headaches, but it apparently doesn't seem to be helping Katia's sore toe, and we talk for a bit about charming French men, the power of accents and French Emergency Rooms. This episode was brought to you by the word "les urgences" (the Emergency Room).

DATE: Sun, 19 Oct 2008
SIZE: 30.2 MB
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k&k episode 184 - the one where they learn more about being naughty in Paris... and stuff...

You might want to leave your virtues at home (and not just at the door) in episode 184, because Heather Stimmler-Hall of Naughty Paris is still with us! We find out about classy places to buy sex toys in Paris (as opposed to the dodgy ones), the hottest swinger clubs and romantically sexy restaurants in town. Heather tells us some of the behind the scenes stories, including encounters at fetish and s&m clubs, then we get into a discussion about the merits of pole dancing classes. This episode was brought to you by the word "un fétiche" (a fetish). Buy Naughty Paris on Amazon. Go on, treat yourself! And don't forget to put December 6 in your calendar, for episode 200, live in Paris!

DATE: Wed, 15 Oct 2008
SIZE: 28.4 MB
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k&k episode 183 - the one where they learn about being naughty in Paris... and stuff...

Check your virtues at the door - in episode 183, we're very pleased to welcome Heather Stimmler-Hall, the writer of Naughty Paris, A Lady's Guide to the Sexy City, into the Coffee Table Studio! We get into all sorts of interesting topics, including (but not limited to) the history of Paris as a sexy city, what makes French women so darn attractive, how easy it is to let your hair down when you're away from home, anglophone drinking tendencies as opposed to French drinking behaviour, and finally, Heather tells us about her inspiration for the book and some of the "behind the scene" stories. This episode was brought to you by the word "coquin(e)" (naughty, saucy, mischievous). You can buy your copy of Naughty Paris, A Lady's Guide to the Sexy City on Amazon! And don't forget to put December 6 in your calendar, for episode 200, live in Paris!

DATE: Sun, 12 Oct 2008
SIZE: 34.1 MB
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k&k episode 182 - the one where kylie discovers the races and katia discovers the power of fluffy pens... and stuff...

In episode 182, we play a "dear" from a lovely listener (who, despite what she said on the voicemail, did actually give us permission to play it), then Kylie tells us all about going to the races like a lady. We talk for a bit about the power of fluffy pens, Kylie teaches Katia how to put a refill in her magic pen before she tells us about all the new words she's learning at school, then we describe What Happened At Rhum-Rhums. And finally, we reveal another secret that's been up our sleevesies for a few months (clue : rapidly approaching...). This episode was brought to you by the word "une plume" (a feather).

DATE: Sun, 05 Oct 2008
SIZE: 31.3 MB
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k&k episode 181 - the one where they declare that the Champs-Elysées is over-rated... and stuff...

We start off episode 181 with a discussion of the twitter phenomenon, then Kylie enjoys some of the Halloween-y stuff that Stacy sent us and reminisces about Halloween. Kylie then tells us about visiting the new Ladurée Bar, and we rant for quite some time about the Champs Elysées, then we diverge into topics such as subtitles, how much French you really get to speak in Paris, the pharmacist myth, and mushroom hunting (again). This episode was brought to you by the word "un(e) pharmacien/-ienne" (a chemist / pharmacist).

DATE: Sun, 05 Oct 2008
SIZE: 33.8 MB
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k&k episode 180 - the one where they talk about the important difference between nights and noodles... and stuff...

We're bringing it back to basics in episode 180, with topics such as Nuit Blanche (and the pronounciation thereof), BFF to the Stars stories, m&m moments, university updates, azerty vs qwerty keyboards and cochonneries (or pigpenneries). We open another package from a listener (which satisfies Kylie's halloween cravings), and we reveal not one but two contests for the upcoming episode 200! You'll have to listen to find out what they are! This episode was brought to you by the word "la police" (the police / an insurance policy / a font).

DATE: Sun, 28 Sep 2008
SIZE: 36.8 MB
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k&k episode 179 - the one where they continue discussing the link between personality and language... and stuff...

After the interesting discussions we had in episode 177, we decided to get Sigmund Frog in the CTS for episode 179, to talk about the ways we communicate and how we get our personalities across in French vs English. We do an intervention and reassure Kylie that her French is much better than she thinks, we talk for a long time about the definition of fluency and bilingualism, Frog talks about his own experiences in Swedish, English and French, and he also makes some interesting observations about the way we all speak French. This episode was brought to you by the phrase "parler une langue couramment" (to be fluent).

DATE: Sun, 28 Sep 2008
SIZE: 31.0 MB
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k&k episode 178 - the one where they relish the verbal love... and stuff...

We're all about the verbal love in episode 178, as we review a few voicemails and emails we've received from listeners over the last couple of weeks (and get distracted by stories, but what's new?). Kyliemac gives us a university update, and Katia talks about some of her mum's adventures learning French. And you can leave us a voicemail too! This episode was brought to you by the phrase "messagerie vocale" (voicemail).

DATE: Wed, 24 Sep 2008
SIZE: 30.2 MB
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k&k episode 177 - the one where they discuss the link between personality and language... and stuff...

Inspired by a blog post by Justin, we get reflective in episode 177, talking about the link between personality and language. We talk about how hard it can be to learn a language, the importance of humour, the challenges in getting ones personality across, and how comfortable we feel "being ourselves" in French. We round up the episode rather flippantly with a discussion of the many and varied rules of chinking in France. This episode was brought to you by the word "santé !" (cheers!).

DATE: Sun, 21 Sep 2008
SIZE: 29.0 MB
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k&k episode 176 - the one where they talk about packages and the pope... and stuff...

Episode 176 contains an adorably hilarious voicemail from one of our favourite listeners (who left us this voicemail most facetiously one evening and seriously, what does he expect, of COURSE we're going to play it!!) and a record time is spent discovering what's inside various packages we've recently received from some other fantastic listeners. Kylie gives us a university update and we talk about Mamma Mia (the Movie), then Kylie asks if anyone else has seen the Flash Gordon movie and Katia launches an impromptu competition about whether you guys can guess who her most detested actor is, and we reveal whether the pope's visit interrupted our Friday Night Drinks or not. This episode was brought to you by the word "le pape" (the pope).

DATE: Wed, 17 Sep 2008
SIZE: 22.5 MB
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k&k episode 175 - the one where they discuss being helpful... and stuff...

In episode 175, accompanied again by the delicious Frog with a Blog, we talk about what we've got planned for episode 200, then Frog starts bombarding Kylie with questions about the US, such as what's with the "adopt-a-(fill-in-the-blank)" scheme? We discuss the possibility of time-sharing the Scottish castle, then we address how Katia feels about actors, which turns into a tale of Lego and woe. We wonder whether Parisians and New Yorkers can be considered "helpful" as Frog continues to tell us about his adventures in New York. This episode was brought to you by the word "un(e) comédien(nne)" (an actor/actress).

DATE: Sun, 14 Sep 2008
SIZE: 31.6 MB
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k&k episode 174 - the one where they sing off-key over the music... and stuff...

We've got music in our hearts in episode 174, as Frog continues to tell us his stories about travelling in North America and we interrupt a million times with our own stories as well. These include (but are not limited to) gay karaoke in New York, adventures at toll booths, confusion about toilet doors, the ice phenomenon and ads on US tv. This episode was brought to you by the word "un péage" (a toll booth).

DATE: Wed, 10 Sep 2008
SIZE: 31.3 MB
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k&k episode 173 - the one where they try to decide between cocktails and chocolate... and stuff...

We're thrilled to have the (in?)famous Frog with a Blog back in the Coffee Table Studio for episode 173, and of course he and Kyliemac have to open up some birthday presents! Frog then tells us all about his summer holiday trip across Canada and the US, and he gives us some of his perceptions about things such as what people smell like in different countries, how good he is at babysitting, dramas in the Greyhound bus and adventures on Broadway. This episode was brought to you by the word "un lévrier" (a greyhound).

DATE: Sun, 07 Sep 2008
SIZE: 30.2 MB
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k&k episode 172 - the one where they talk about cognac tasting and raclettes... and stuff...

We're still telling stories about our visit with the Muffin Mans parents in episode 172: Katia tells an old family tale about cognac (and massacres it in the process, but that's by the by), Kylie gets excited about discovering the wine cellar, then we discuss what we learned about wine and mountains and cheese and strawberry shortcakes, and we describe the joys of eating raclette. This episode was brought to you by the phrase "une charlotte aux fraises" (strawberry shortcake).

DATE: Wed, 03 Sep 2008
SIZE: 30.3 MB
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k&k episode 171 - the one where they talk about hunting mushrooms, cheese spiders and squirrels... and stuff...

In episode 171 we talk all about the things we learned when we visited the Muffin Man's parents, such as what skills are required when hunting mushrooms, how to identify cheese spiders and how to spot squirrels in the gardens of a château. We spend quite some time discussing our adventures in the forest and at the market, how Kyliemac felt being part of a "French family", and we talk about how we felt about eating outside, the importance of long mealtimes for the French and what it was like to discover childhood toys in France. This episode was brought to you by the word "un écureuil" (a squirrel).

DATE: Sun, 31 Aug 2008
SIZE: 31.5 MB
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k&k episode 170 - the one where they discuss Burgundy, and the effects of whisky... and stuff...

We're all m&m-ed up in episode 170, where we talk about what we did (and didn't do) in our recent trip to Burgundy. Along the way, you'll hear about all sorts of adventures, including getting mixed up about town names, b&bs around the world, what we consider to be a typically French impromptu picnic, seeing stars and bats and what happens when you drink too much whisky. This episode was brought to you by the word "un chambre d'hôte" (a b&b).

DATE: Fri, 29 Aug 2008
SIZE: 37.8 MB
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k&k episode 169 - the one where they recount the fourth part of their summer holiday adventures... and stuff...

We're back in the real coffee table studio for episode 169, but we're still chatting about our various holiday adventures. Kylie tells us about doing Tim Tam Slams in London, and Katia talks all about their trip around Scotland - she manages to actually make the Highland Games sound boring by dragging the story out for way too long, then chats about travelling around the highlands, whisky and grouse sightings. Kylie talks about some of the things she did in Canterbury, including murder holes and Canterbury Tales. We get into a discussion about beer, then Phil tells a story about kilts and Katia tells about how she and the Muffin Man found their dream home. And of course, we finish off the episode with an m&m taste test. This episode was brought to you by the word "un tétras" (a grouse).

DATE: Wed, 27 Aug 2008
SIZE: 40.6 MB
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k&k episode 168 - the one where they recount the third part of their summer holiday adventures... and stuff...

We discuss the fabulousness of London and stage shows in episode 168, as we bask in the excitement that is seeing Wicked and Avenue Q live on stage. With the lovely Phil, we go all musical-nerd, talking for quite some time about all the other shows we want to see when we go back, and sharing our stories of the various other adventures we had in London, including visiting listeners, bus tours, museum-ing and what it was like to "see the sights". This episode was brought to you by the word "une marionnette" (a puppet).

DATE: Mon, 25 Aug 2008
SIZE: 31.1 MB
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k&k episode 167 - the one where they recount the second part of their summer holiday adventures... and stuff...

In episode 167 we continue talking with Phil about our adventures in the uk, including champagne showers, stone circles, cute country towns, a trip to the land of Robin Hood, then we reveal some unexpected and exciting news, and we talk about eating Indian in England and adventures at Cadbury world! And here's a game for you all : count a. how many times Katia picks on Kyliemac for her "details" superpower and b. how many times the grandfather clock chimes in this episode!! This episode was brought to you by the word "une horloge" (a clock).

DATE: Thu, 21 Aug 2008
SIZE: 36.5 MB
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k&k episode 166 - the one where they recount the first part of their summer holiday adventures... and stuff...

We're finally showing signs of life in episode 166, and we are delighted to have Phil back in the Coffee Table Studio! We start telling you all about our respective summer holiday adventures, including the uniqueness of blonde-haired children in Hong Kong, encounters with border security, castle visits and unintentional detours without maps. This episode was brought to you by the word "contrôle aux frontières" (border security).

DATE: Wed, 13 Aug 2008
SIZE: 38.2 MB
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k&k episode 165 - the one where they freak the Frenchman out about stereotypical French food... and stuff..

In episode 165 we have a chat with Kathryn and Séb, returning to the tried and true topic of stereotypical French food - covering everything from escargots and frogs legs to horse meat and oysters - and we talk about whether we've tried all of these things and what we think about them. Needless to say, there are quite a few shrieks and giggles in this episode. This episode was brought to you by the word "une huître" (an oyster).

DATE: Sun, 10 Aug 2008
SIZE: 34.8 MB
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k&k episode 164 - the one where they share some of their language learning adventures... and stuff...

Kathryn and Séb (yes! we managed to convince him!) are with us in the Coffee Table Studio for episode 164 (yet again a little something we prepared earlier)! We chat about some of our experiences learning French and we talk about the importance of native speakers when learning a language, then Kathryn and Séb, as a Franco-American couple, tell us some stories about some of the language barriers they faced when they were first going out. This episode was brought to you by the word "langue maternelle" (mother tongue).

DATE: Wed, 06 Aug 2008
SIZE: 37.2 MB
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k&k episode 163 - the one where they talk about how they travel... and stuff...

We've had this episode up our sleeves for a few weeks (we're on the road, you see!), so we're thrilled to present a little something we recorded earlier : episode 163, featuring the lovely Victoria, in which we get very reflective, talking about different travelling styles and the way we like to travel and why. Very appropriate, isn't it, since we're gallavanting our way across the UK? This episode was brought to you by the word "voyager" (to travel).

DATE: Sun, 03 Aug 2008
SIZE: 38.2 MB
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k&k episode 162 - the one where they learn about ferries, fairies and katia's fetishes... and stuff...

In episode 162 we're thrilled to introduce the famous Phil, who is travelling in Europe with his little family. Not even 12 hours before we head over to the UK on a k&k roadtrip, we talk about meeting listeners, then Phil tells us all about his musical theatre adventures, Kylie tells us about going to Disney and tasting chocolate, then we chat abut magic pens and finally get around to talking about "k&k on the road (summer 2008)", and all the shenanigans we've got planned over the next few weeks. This episode was brought to you by the word "une fée" (a fairy).

DATE: Wed, 30 Jul 2008
SIZE: 32.3 MB
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k&k episode 161 - the one where they learn all about concrete wigwams... and stuff...

It's been a long time, but she's back - Kim is in the hotseat for episode 161, where, after we talk about WhereTheHellIsMatt, and whilst we argue about the height of the French vs the rest of the world as we sip Mojitos, she tells us all about heat, roadtripping in America, concrete wigwams, the Grand Canyon and small incidences of culture shock. This episode was brought to you by the word "un pouce" (an inch).

DATE: Sun, 27 Jul 2008
SIZE: 32.1 MB
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k&k episode 160 - the one where they try to actually get to every topic on their list and therefore talk really really really fast... and stuff...

Who said we need guests to wreak havoc in the Coffee Table Studio? We're perfectly capable of doing that by ourselves, and we're pleased to bring pure k&k mahem to you in episode 160. We chat about tasting champagne, museum visits, the sncf and beavers, surprise boxes from listeners, mexican adventures, Temptation Island, the Tour de France, Magic Pens and Paris Plage. This episode was brought to you by the word "la vitesse" (speed).

DATE: Wed, 23 Jul 2008
SIZE: 35.2 MB
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k&k episode 159 - the one where they speculate on why there are so many French people living in America... and stuff...

Victoria is still with us for episode 159, where we talk about intern applications, Gladiators, strange coincidences and what our dads like to do. Victoria then tells us all about her French learning experience, which derails into a discussion about english vs. american words, different book releases for different countries and being corrected in French, then Kylie and Victoria tell us about a unique garden museum visit they had and we discuss Victoria's first rhum-rhum experience. This episode was brought to you by the word "une candidature" (a job application). It's delurking day! Come on out of the woodwork, listeners, and tell us about yourselves, where you come from and maybe even send us a photo of where you listen to the podcast!

DATE: Sun, 20 Jul 2008
SIZE: 32.2 MB
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k&k episode 158 - the one where they realise they totally abandoned their own picnic... and stuff...

We are thrilled to have Victoria (she was one of the instigators for the mini k&k meetup in California!) in the Coffee Table Studio for episode 158, where we try to do a quick roundup of the 2nd Annual k&k Bastille Day Picnic (including mascots, m&ms, bubbles, technical interns, muffins and tarts), but it actually takes up half the show. We then talk to Victoria about the phenomenon of listeners knowing lots about us but we know nothing about them, then she tells us all about her adventures holidaying in Europe, and especially her trip to Greece, and a recent facebook drama that she was involved in. Victoria then tells us a few more details about the mini k&k meetup in Cali, then we beg everyone to sign the frappr map and/or send us a photo of where you listen to the podcast. This episode was brought to you by the word "une carte" (a map).

DATE: Wed, 16 Jul 2008
SIZE: 34.2 MB
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k&k episode 157 - the one where they end up ranting randomly... and stuff...

Frog with a Blog is still with us episode 157 (like, as if we could get rid of him once he'd ensconced himself on the couch), and chaos continues to reign. We chat about m&ms (AGAIN!), Kyliemac tells us all about an unexpected meeting with k&k listeners (and we get distracted by Playboy bunnies), and then Katia talks about her summer holiday plans. We finally get around to talking about rhum-rhums, which leads to a discussion of bars and guillotines, then an argument about left vs right bank sentiments, arrondissement envy and Frog gives us a brief history lesson. Amidst complete and utter chaos, we round up the episode with a rant about ice cream, drafts and slippers. This episode was brought to you by the phrase "un courant d'air" (a draft).

DATE: Sun, 13 Jul 2008
SIZE: 36.4 MB
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k&k episode 156 - the one where they break into song more often than not... and stuff...

As is usual when Frog with a Blog is in the Coffee Table Studio with us, chaos reigns. In episode 156, we talk about everything from superpowers (Kylie has discovered that she has a new one! what ever could it be?), WITWATAP, how to exclaim "ye-haw", Bastille Day and the meaning of national holidays in different countries, mystery boxes and m&ms, Mamma Mia, postcards and high school photos. This episode was brought to you by the word "une montagne" (a mountain).

DATE: Wed, 09 Jul 2008
SIZE: 32.0 MB
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k&k episode 155 - the one where they talk about mouse houses and amazing coincidences... and stuff...

We're delighted that Kathryn decided to stick around for episode 155, where Kylie tells us about a museum she visted with Ksam, we talk about a book signing we participated in, then chat about Kylie's recent visit to Disney (the burning question is did she wear her poncho or not?). We reveal who fell in the Seine at the 4th of July picnic we attended, what Paris looks like when you drive through the city at night, then we chat a bit about the upcoming Mamma Mia and the Bastille Day picnic! This episode was brought to you by the word "scintiller" (to sparkle). If you'd like to come along to our annual Bastille Day Picnic on the 14th July, send us an email or RSVP via the Facebook event page! Everyone is welcome!

DATE: Sun, 06 Jul 2008
SIZE: 30.4 MB
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k&k episode 154 - the one where they celebrate the music... and stuff...

We've got Kathryn in the Coffee Table Studio for episode 154, where we talk about annual fête de la musique (the festival of music). Kathryn literally had it outside her window, Kylie celebrated in style with classical and country music, and Katia tells all about going to the country for her French theatrical debut with Frog with a Blog and all the adventures that accompanied their trip. Kathryn then tells us all the details about her second Integration Day (including heated debates and fish and rice). This episode was brought to you by the phrase "une pièce de théâtre" (a play).

DATE: Wed, 02 Jul 2008
SIZE: 29.5 MB
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k&k episode 153 - the one where katia talks about visiting every pharmacy in Paris... and stuff...

It's all highly dramatic in episode 153, as Katia recounts a recent near-death experience and her subsequent visits to every single pharmacy in Paris, and we talk a bit about our different adventures with medical services in France. Katia then tells about a Japanese cooking class she did with the Muffin Man for his birthday, then we chat about a very nice review that was done of the podcast (who was the listener who told them about us? come on, 'fess up!), and finally Kylie tells us all about an unexpected Nouvelle Star sighting (definitely worthy of the BFF to the Stars group). This episode was brought to you by the word "une pharmacie" (a pharmacy).

DATE: Sun, 29 Jun 2008
SIZE: 31.7 MB
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k&k episode 152 - the one where they reveal the special powers of the disney poncho... and stuff...

In episode 152, we read a postcard we received from one of our favourite brits and kylie shows us one of her senior year pictures, then we discuss some of the highlights of the k&k picnic, including encounters with fishermen, displays of superpowers and meeting lovely new listeners and catching up with old favourites. We get excited about a review someone left about Learn French on itunes, then Kylie tells us some stories involving hearing certain Learn French phrases in use, and we discuss translating certain English expressions into French and our different experiences of native speakers correcting our French. We wrap up the episode with an update on Kyliemac's thesis results and a quick discussion about Disney. This episode was brought to you by the word "une thèse" (a thesis).

DATE: Wed, 25 Jun 2008
SIZE: 28.5 MB
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k&k episode 151 - the one where they continue to reflect on rantage... and stuff...

In episode 151, still accompanied by Vivi, we continue our reflections inspired by a post on Doc's blog, and talk about things like different customer service standards and missing food from home. We then have a bit of a chat about summer holidays, as Katia tells about all the dramas behind trying organise some adventuring across the UK, and we chat about how to book accommodation in Europe. This episode was brought to you by the word "l'été" (summer).

DATE: Mon, 23 Jun 2008
SIZE: 30.1 MB
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k&k episode 150 - the one where, for once, they are not the instigators of a rant... and stuff

We've managed to convince Vivi to stay with us in the coffee table studio for episode 150. In this special episode we get all excited and worked up about a post on Doc's blog that's got the French expat community buzzing, and we have a very interesting chat about the way foreigners view life in France, especially in relation to childcare, parking, driving and unemployment, as well as the different stages of culture shock. This episode was brought to you by the word "la maternelle" (kindergarten).

DATE: Wed, 18 Jun 2008
SIZE: 32.0 MB
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k&k episode 149 - the one where they discuss their superpowers... and stuff...

As we share some peanut butter m&ms with Vivi, we tackle an interesting and diverse range of topics in episode 149, such as k&k mini-meetups across the world, diabolical plans, pseudo-picnics, superpowers, Nouvelle Star and more baby bottle adventures, then Vivi talks a little bit about her experiences so far as a mother-to-be in France. This episode was brought to you by the word "un biberon" (a baby bottle).

DATE: Sun, 15 Jun 2008
SIZE: 30.1 MB
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k&k episode 148 - the one where they talk about whinging... and stuff...

Everything is back to normal in episode 148 (that is, chaos reasserts itself), as we get settled in for a good chat with the lovely Vivi. We have a bit of a catch-up session and spend some time discovering the contents of yet another Mystery Box (this time full of Australian goodies), then Vivi tells us about her recent trip to Spain, and we talk a little bit about how people with disabilities are integrated into schools and workplaces in France, then Kyliemac tells us all about finishing her thesis! This episode was brought to you by the word "la menthe" (mint). ps. You can get an avant-première of some of the highlights of the June picnic over on the forum. And if you took photos of the event, make sure you put them up on the k&k flickr group! pps. Due to circumstances out of our control, we won't be putting any learn french or tourist tips for the next two weeks - but never fear, when we do manage to catch up on ourselves, we'll be putting up the episodes we missed!

DATE: Sun, 08 Jun 2008
SIZE: 36.6 MB
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k&k episode 147 - the one where they talk about international, intercultural relationships... and stuff...

Whilst Kyliemac is on house arrest finishing her thesis, we bring you yet again something we prepared earlier - in superepisode 147, we have Michelle and Axel with us, talking about dating, and the good and bad sides of international, intercultural relationships, and everything in between! (we'll be back to our normally scheduled programming next week!) This episode was brought to you by the word "le rhum" (rum).

DATE: Sun, 01 Jun 2008
SIZE: 31.7 MB
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k&k episode 146 - the one where they talk about living space... and stuff...

Kyliemac is busy working on her thesis which is due very shortly (make sure you send her lots of good writing vibes!), so here is a little something we prepared earlier - episode 146 features the sultry tones of Kathryn, and together we talk about all sorts of things to do with living space in France - apartment hunting, layout and size (and we confuse each other greatly with the differences between feet and metres!), and we talk about the differences in housing expectations across the world. This episode was brought to you by the word "une maison" (a house).

DATE: Wed, 28 May 2008
SIZE: 35.9 MB
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k&k episode 145 - the one where they try on pajamas... and stuff...

The chaos continues in episode 145, as we talk about internships, and Frog with a Blog gives Katia and Kyliemac a very special present as they eat chilli lime peanuts. We talk a bit about our picnic, and then get into very serious discussions about eurovision, mario kart, hump day and which Sex and the City character we are. This episode was brought to you by the word "un citron vert" (lime).

DATE: Mon, 26 May 2008
SIZE: 32.3 MB
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k&k episode 144 - the one where they open the mystery box... and stuff...

What an show we have in store for you for episode 144! Complete and utter chaos reigns supreme as Frog with a Blog joins us again in the coffee table studio, as we celebrate anniversaries and open up some presents sent to us by The Queen Mum and some lovely listeners - you'll hear all about Kyliemac's crimped hair marching band days, karaoke on Myspace, m&ms from all over the United States and Walker Texas Ranger! We then chat about mojitos and fajitas, the nuit des musées, good and bad museums, then Katia tells about the rest of her adventures with her international visitors, and then she tells everyone what she discovered in her La Redoute catalogue. This episode was brought to you by the word "la nuit" (the night).

DATE: Wed, 21 May 2008
SIZE: 30.4 MB
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k&k episode 143 - the one where they actually talk about Paris... and stuff...

In episode 143 we talk about Kyliemac's dissertation and her classes, and then we chat a bit about some visitors that Katia has had and the adventures she has been having around Paris with them, as well as the things they have planned. As a result, we end up talking quite a bit about Paris and the various tourist attractions here (including the Eiffel Tower, boat rides, Berthillon and Versailles), and we share our thoughts on some of our favourite things to see. This episode was brought to you by the word "un bateau" (a boat). And don't forget that we've got lots of adventures planned! We're having an apéro-picnic on Saturday 24 May and we're going to see Mamma Mia on Friday 11 July - if you want to join in on any or all of these adventures (and more on our events page), let us know!

DATE: Sun, 18 May 2008
SIZE: 27.7 MB
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k&k episode 142 - the one where they pride themselves on sharing the Tim Tam love... and stuff...

We've got biscuits on the brain in episode 142, and regale you with stories of Kolenda slamming Tim Tams across the world (and he did it!), froggy dinners (with more Tim Tam slams!), Thai kings and kitschy port. We spend some time talking about Moo cards and a new Gadabout article that Kylie participated in about being an Assistant in France, then Katia tells about the one time she got detention, and we chat a bit about Facebook friends and do a WITWATAP update. This episode was brought to you by the word "une carte de visite" (a business card). And we've got lots of adventures planned! We're having an apéro-picnic on Saturday 24 May and we're going to see Mamma Mia on Friday 11 July - if you want to join in on any or all of these adventures (and more on our events page), let us know!

DATE: Sun, 11 May 2008
SIZE: 41.5 MB
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k&k episode 141 - the one where they discuss the price of chilli sauce in France... and stuff...

Episode 141 starts off with Rhino75's adorably English accent and Katia getting mighty confused over the origins of Br'er Rabbit and Kyliemac telling us which was her favourite Judy Blume book. We have a chat with Steve about his reasons for staying in France, his experiences in moving here and his connections with the stars and theatrical predilections, then we talk about the Green Card Lottery, spam, teaching English, dissecting language and literature and tenses, and the way that the French language is taught in schools as opposed to the way English is taught in schools. Steve then tells us a little bit about his perception of "culture shock" and "reverse culture shock", and just after we talk about the price of chilli sauce in Paris and the concept of "home", we think about telling you all a secret. You'll have to listen to find out what it is! This episode was brought to you by the word "le prix" (price). And we've got lots of adventures planned! We're having an apéro-picnic on Saturday 24 May and we're going to see Mamma Mia in July - if you want to join in on any or all of these adventures (and more on our events page), let us know!

DATE: Sun, 11 May 2008
SIZE: 38.0 MB
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k&k episode 140 - the one where they declare their reign as karaoke queens... and stuff...

We're thrilled to welcome the delightfully English Rhino75 to the Coffee Table Studio for episode 140. We cover topics such as Gay Karaoke, the advantages of watching Nouvelle Star, musicals, cool listeners, dreams featuring k&k and birthday months (and we get interrupted by a hyperactive Symphony about 300 times). Rhino tells us a bit about how he found himself in France and how he learned French, then we take a slight detour and talk about Grange Hill, prefects and uniforms, then Katia shares some of her boarding school adventures and Kylie tells us all about what she did in the marching band. This episode was brought to you by the word "un rêve" (a dream). And we've got lots of adventures planned! We're having an apéro-picnic on Saturday 24 May and we're going to see Mamma Mia in July - if you want to join in on any or all of these adventures (and more on our events page), let us know!

DATE: Wed, 07 May 2008
SIZE: 33.8 MB
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k&k episode 139 - the one where they wonder when they'll get their medals... and stuff...

Axel and Michelle are still with us for episode 139, where we cover topics such as twitter, Kylie Minogue's new medal, reverse culture shock, work visas, the Green Card Lottery, detention centres, graph paper, public nudity, pig farming, tourists vs travelers, brunch & bloody marys, Meetups and Paris Urban Adventures, all the while eating crispy mint m&ms (again) and drinking mojitos (again). This episode was brought to you by the word "un cochon" (pig).

DATE: Sun, 04 May 2008
SIZE: 34.3 MB
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k&k episode 138 - the one brought to you by the letter M... and stuff...

We're thrilled to have yet more new guests in the Coffee Table Studio this week - this time around it's Axel and Michelle in episode 138! We have a host of interesting topics in today's episode, such as mojito making, mint crisp m&ms, meeting listeners, world travel and American geography lessons. Michelle tells us a little about how she found herself in France, then Axel talks about being a Frenchman in the US and about his experiences in the American university system, which turns into a debate about the respective merits of the different schooling systems around the world and whether higher education actually prepares you for the real world, and then we chat about the weird and wonderful concept of school rings, varsities, pep rallies and high school rivalries. This episode was brought to you by the word "la menthe" (mint).

DATE: Wed, 30 Apr 2008
SIZE: 36.9 MB
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k&k episode 137 - the one where they wonder if they're integrated... and stuff...

The charming Kathryn is still with us in episode 137, and after talking about posters on bedroom walls and listening to a Very Important Listener voicemail, she shares some of her recent experiences with French Administration, at an interestingly named Journée d'Intégration (which included lung examinations, French tests, stamps). She then tells us all about almost getting mugged in the train, and we finish off with a quick review of what's been happening on Nouvelle Star and invite everyone to join us in the Twitterverse! This episode was brought to you by the phrase "Journée d'Intégration" (Integration Day).

DATE: Sun, 27 Apr 2008
SIZE: 34.9 MB
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k&k episode 136 - the one where they reminisce about childhood memories... and stuff...

We're pleased to welcome Kathryn to the Coffee Table Studio this week, and she fits in extremely well with her Made For Radio Voice, and her ability to totally nerd it out with us in episode 136. We get distracted by talk about birthday celebrations, Hoops & Yoyo, Whore Houses in Texas, Girl Scout Cookies & Dr Pepper, the Babysitters Club, Scouts and Guides, then we ask Kathryn about how she's adjusting to the move to France and some of her experiences in Paris so far (quarter-life crises, studying in France), before derailing again on accents, a WITWATAP update, then contemplations about bears and sharks. This episode was brought to you by the word "un anniversaire" (a birthday).

DATE: Wed, 23 Apr 2008
SIZE: 31.9 MB
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k&k episode 135 - the one where they wonder whether you can believe everything you see on tv... and stuff...

In episode 135, we show how it is actually possible to make yourself sound really unknowledgeable when you try to scoot around speaking about anything vaguely political, as we discuss the drama surrounding the Olympic torch relay and the way French people like to speculate on the state of affairs in the US based only on what they see on tv. Then we get into a number of very interesting topics : the joy of MTV, Kyliemac's spring break, random encounters with strangers, meet-ups with listeners, Shakespeare & Co., Katia's theatre adventures, WITWATAP, being friends of the friends of the stars and at the end of it all? You all find out who Katia could be neighbours with. This episode was brought to you by the word "un manoir" (manor house).

DATE: Sun, 20 Apr 2008
SIZE: 39.2 MB
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k&k episode 134 - the one where they get grossed out by the razor man... and stuff...

We're back to normally scheduled podcasting in episode 134, and after spending quite some time catching up on feedback from listeners about the most recent episodes, Kyliemac tells us all about her encounter with the Razor Man and Katia talks about her adventures in Venice with the Muffin Man. This episode was brought to you by the word "un razoir" (razor). Don't forget to help us spread the k&k love by voting for us on Podcast Alley and leaving us a review on Itunes! We'll cover you in virtual kisses if you do! Mwah!

DATE: Sun, 13 Apr 2008
SIZE: 39.2 MB
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k&k episode 133 - the one where they talk about culture shock and reverse culture shock... and stuff...

We reach back in time in episode 133 - it's one that we recorded a few months ago with the lovely Tracey and Pierre (of the WITWATAP fame). We talk with them about their move back to Australia, and we get into topics like culture shock, reverse culture shock, francophiles, what it's like to be a bi-cultural couple, language and making friends... (There is only one episode up this week, but we'll be back to our normally scheduled programming next week!) This episode was brought to you by the word "démenagement" (moving).

DATE: Sun, 06 Apr 2008
SIZE: 37.6 MB
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k&k episode 132 - the one where they do Fashion Watch Spring 2008... and stuff...

We are proud to bring you a super special episode 132, co-hosted by the delicious Vivi. After people-watching for an afternoon in a super-chic café in Paris, we don our fashion diva hats and discuss the latest fashion trends in Paris in Spring 2008. In order to best appreciate this episode, go and play along on flickr, where you can see photos of everything we're talking about! (don't forget, there is only one episode going up this week, because Katia spent the weekend gallavanting around Venice with the Muffin Man!) This episode was brought to you by the word "la mode" (fashion).

DATE: Wed, 02 Apr 2008
SIZE: 33.7 MB
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k&k episode 131 - the one where they talk about marie antoinette marie antoinette... and stuff...

Episode 131 starts off with Kyliemac telling us all about her visit to the Grand Palais to see the Marie Antoinette exhibit. We talk a bit about other museums and peeps (again), then recount our meeting with listener Kathryn and her superfantastically special peep egg before we all went to the Book Sale held by SOS Helpline. We round up the episode with a chat about the best baguette in Paris, do a WITWATAP update, then Katia tells everyone how excited she is about going to Venice later in the week! Help us spread the k&k love in April! Vote for us on Podcast Alley and leave us a review on Itunes! We promise we'll love you forever! This episode was brought to you by the word "un œuf" (an egg).

DATE: Sun, 30 Mar 2008
SIZE: 31.1 MB
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k&k episode 130 - the one where they drink champagne on the Seine... and stuff...

In episode 130, we tell you all about a bunch of exciting things : our adventures on Ô Chatêau's new Champage Cruise on the Seine (including almost getting lost on the way, pretending we were VIPs and drinking way too much champagne in a short period of time), getting hailed on under the Eiffel Tower, eating Korean, then we top it all off with a gossip session about what Carla wore when she met the Queen. This episode was brought to you by the word "la grêle" (hail).

DATE: Wed, 26 Mar 2008
SIZE: 31.5 MB
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k&k episode 129 - the one where they consider their fringes... or bangs... and stuff...

In episode 129, after Kyliemac tells us all about her new gaelic class (which leads to yet another discussion about the brétons, oh how we love the brétons) and her recent trip to the hair dresser, we discuss whether Kyliemac's new fringe suits her and whether Katia has poodle hair. Kylie then proceeds to tell us about some museums she visited recently, and then, after Katia confesses her push-pull feelings about Franck Dubosc, we talk a bit about kissing. If you're in Paris, don't forget about the SOS Helpline book sale this Saturday! This episode was brought to you by the word "une coiffeuse" (a hair dresser).

DATE: Sun, 23 Mar 2008
SIZE: 36.4 MB
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k&k episode 128 - the one where they consider peep pictures and crazy hats... and stuff...

We've been inundated with pictures of peeps this week, and you can hear all about it on episode 128. We do some shout-outs to a few internet friends, talk about magic pens, listen to some comments from listeners and have a bit of a chat about name days, bréton hats, post offices, easter bells and bilbies, then round it all off with a nouvelle star update and a WITWITAP moment (Where In The World Are Tracey And Pierre?). This episode was brought to you by the word "un chapeau" (a hat).

DATE: Wed, 19 Mar 2008
SIZE: 40.6 MB
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k&k episode 127 - the one where they slam the tim tams... and stuff...

Vivi is still with us for episode 127, and after talking about the photos that the winner of the t-shirt competition sent us, we do a couple of Tim Tam Slams, live on the podcast! Then we tackle one of our favourite topics : swearing in French, how to get away with it, and what not to say in front of the Muffin Man. We round the episode up by recounting our adventures in Paris over the weekend, at Saint-Chapelle and the Palais Royale, and Katia tells all about a recent fondue-eating experience she had with the crazy kids from Gadabout. This episode was brought to you by the word "rougir" (to blush).

DATE: Sun, 16 Mar 2008
SIZE: 30.6 MB
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k&k episode 126 - the one where they talk about presents and pacsing... and stuff...

As promised, the lovely Vivi is hanging out with us for episode 126, where we talk about some of the specialties from her region (such as bouchon, andouillettes and cheese), she tells us a story about her train ride to Paris, then we spend quite a bit of time talking about a listener that recently got PACsed, what you have to do when you get married here, some our experiences getting a carte de sejour or a residency card, and how to prove you're "integrated". This episode was brought to you by the phrase "confiture de lait" (milk jam).

DATE: Sun, 09 Mar 2008
SIZE: 34.2 MB
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k&k episode 125 - the one where they compare facts... and stuff...

Frog with a Blog is still with us for episode 125, where we discuss all sort of interesting topics, such as dreams, m&m research and , following a listener voicemail, the number of continents in the world. We also wonder where in the world are Tracey and Pierre, Kyliemac tells us about her recent trip to England, Katia reveals where she and the Muffin Man have decided to go for their wedding anniversary, and we talk about the latest shenanigans of Carla Bruni in GQ then discuss where Katia's parents should go when they come to France later this year. This episode was brought to you by the word "un rêve" (a dream).

DATE: Sun, 09 Mar 2008
SIZE: 33.7 MB
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k&k episode 124 - the one where the peeps take over the podcast... and stuff.

Frog with a Blog is back in the coffee table studio for episode 124, and it's surely not a coincidence that we're taste-testing some goodies that a fabulous listener sent to us and that the Muffin Man brought back from Sweden. In between mouthfuls of munchies, we talk about the phenomenon that is PUI, discuss what Katia and Frog are going to sing for their duet, then chat about oral fixations and snooz, Nouvelle Star, donations, phone numbers and roo pooh. This episode was brought to you by the word "disséqué" (desiccated).

DATE: Sun, 02 Mar 2008
SIZE: 50.8 MB
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k&k episode 123 - the one where they do it for the listeners... and stuff...

Despite the fact that we're doing it on two hours sleep and a considerable amount of caffeine, we're pleased to bring you super-episode 123. It's a bit longer than usual, to make up for the fact we only have the time to record and put out one episode this week, with Kyliemac gallavanting around England! We talk about our adventures surrounding the Petite Anglaise launch party (make sure you check the show notes to see the photos), then we get distracted by a discussion about different churches, cathedrals, museums and scary monuments in France. We also talk about haircuts and Nouvelle Star (again), then Katia introduces Kyliemac to some Australian lollies (with interesting consequences). This episode was brought to you by the phrase "une fringe" (a fringe/bangs).

DATE: Wed, 27 Feb 2008
SIZE: 31.2 MB
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k&k episode 122 - the one where they discuss singing in English... and stuff...

We're very excited about the 2008 edition of Nouvelle Star in episode 122, and we spent quite a bit of time talking about the new jury and poor attempts to sing in English, then we chat a bit about Kyliemac's debate topics in her oral language class, dubbing on television (again), text message ads, Katia's holiday plans in Venice, and president Sarkozy's hopes to get French cuisine listed as a Unesco world heritage item. This episode was brought to you by the phrase "un gros mot" (a swear word).

DATE: Sun, 24 Feb 2008
SIZE: 28.9 MB
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k&k episode 121 - the one where they talk about unicorns... and stuff...

Episode 121 starts off with an argument about the definition of the words "métro", "plait" and "braid", followed by a chat about Kyliemac's recent visit to the Musée du Moyen Age with listener Leah, then we talk about the free museum trial, revolutionary relics, books (ladies and unicorns and trysts in France), Juno, Tracey & Pierre's world tour and The Year Of The Mojito. We top it all off with yet another gossip session about Sarkozy's shenanigans and inappropriate outbursts. This episode was brought to you by the phrase "une natte" (a braid).

DATE: Wed, 20 Feb 2008
SIZE: 31.1 MB
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k&k episode 120 - the one where they get upset about congealed cheese... and stuff...

After a chat about some very exciting listener feedback (and a gossip session about Frog with a Blog's recent television appearance), we get into lots of interesting topics in episode 120 : magic pens, colleagues, university updates, holiday projects, croque monsieurs & madames, hotdogs, elbow oil, museum visits and BO in clubs. Classy. This episode was brought to you by the phrase "l'art moderne" (modern art).

DATE: Sun, 17 Feb 2008
SIZE: 29.7 MB
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k&k episode 119 - the one where they rock the horror... and stuff...

We spend most of episode 119 recounting our adventures at the Rocky Horror Picture Show in Paris - there was everything from shocked frogs to rice in more sensitive places - but we also talk about a very dramatic fire at one of Paris' most famous shops, and the scandals surrounding Mr. Men! This episode was brought to you by the word "horreur" (horror).

DATE: Wed, 13 Feb 2008
SIZE: 30.3 MB
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k&k episode 118 - the one where they reminisce about boy bands... and stuff...

With Kim still in the Coffee Table Studio, we talk about all sorts of interesting things on episode 118: boy bands, comebacks, crêpes (again), chandeleur (candlemas) vs. mardi gras, pancakes, bacon, french toast and other breakfast food, childhood snacks, toilet encounters, explicit ratings on itunes, and the next Nouvelle Star and Star Academy. This episode was brought to you by the word "créver" (to die/to cark it). Don't forget to share your favourite (and grossest) childhood snack with us on the forum!

DATE: Sun, 10 Feb 2008
SIZE: 31.7 MB
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k&k episode 117 - the one where they discuss the details of their peep party... and stuff...

It's always a pleasure to have Kim to the Coffee Table Studio, and episode 117 is no exception. We discuss feather boas, orange sunglasses, bus drivers, Sarkozy's recent nuptials, university experiences in France and the aftershocks of the school blockades late last year, taxi strikes and peeps. This episode was brought to you by the word "une morue" (a salty cod).

DATE: Wed, 06 Feb 2008
SIZE: 29.1 MB
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k&k episode 116 - the one where kyliemac proves why she is the resident peepologist... and stuff...

Episode 116 starts off with a yet another debate about numbers, then we talk about cricket, schoolhouse rock, candy (peeps and sugary beans), visitors, time differences, accents, and working holiday visas. We finish off with a rant about a recent photo spread with Cecilia vs. Carla and evolutions in French media. This episode was brought to you by the word "un blaireau" (a badger).

DATE: Sun, 03 Feb 2008
SIZE: 30.5 MB
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k&k episode 115 - the one where they reveal what's been up their sleevesies... and stuff...

Episode 115 is a bit exciting for us (as we exclaim 60 million times during the episode, wanna count?), because we're revealing what's been up our sleevesies for the last few months. New site! New look! New podcasts for your listening pleasure! Then after we rant about all these things for a while, we get into the usual stuff : a discussion of sales in France, shopping and pronounciations of certain words, then we revisit the topic of crêpes for a bit. (ps. it's a pity we found out about Sarkozy's wedding AFTER we casted this weeks episodes, but never fear, lovely peeps, we'll be plunging ourselves into the gossip next week!) This episode was brought to you by the word "une manche" (sleeve). Don't forget that next weekend is our Rocky Horror Picture Show outing, so if you want to come along, send us an email!

DATE: Wed, 30 Jan 2008
SIZE: 30.3 MB
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k&k episode 114 - the one where they consider their acceptance speech... and stuff...

We couldn't get rid of Frog with a Blog, so he's still around in episode 114, where we open presents, then talk about awards ceremonies, the various ways of celebrating mardi gras and theatrical adventures. This episode was brought to you by the word "cracher" (to spit. because according to the Muffin Man, "hock a loogie" can't be translated into French. If there is someone out there who can verify this, that would be LOVELY.).

DATE: Sun, 27 Jan 2008
SIZE: 31.4 MB
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k&k episode 113 - the one where they learn how to take compliments... and stuff...

Chaos always ensues when Frog with a Blog is in the Coffee Table Studio, and episode 113 is no exception. We talk about rogue traders, whether the French have any ability to smile, regional differences in behaviour, and taking and giving compliments. This episode was brought to you by the phrase "faire un compliment" (give a compliment).

DATE: Wed, 23 Jan 2008
SIZE: 33.5 MB
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k&k episode 112 - the one where they talk about neighbourly manners... and stuff...

The lovable Vivi is with us again in episode 112, yet another episode that is well and truly fuelled by m&ms. We talk about things like typical Parisian apartment buildings, maid rooms, neighbourly behaviour (and not so neighbourly behaviour), creaking doors, toilet talk, Sarkozy and the wedding rumours, Hell, the new smoking laws and the SOS Helpline book sale. This episode was brought to you by the phrase "fermez la porte" (close the door).

DATE: Sun, 20 Jan 2008
SIZE: 33.2 MB
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k&k episode 111 - the one where they learn the alphabet... and stuff...

With everyone's favourite Vivi back in the coffee table studio, we start off episode 111 with an impromptu sing-a-long, Vivi tells us a TNT story, then we debate a bit about ads on public television again, and then we derail completely and start talking about dubbing and French game shows on television. We also chat about pizza, beer, spice levels and the French inability to queue (or stand in line, for those Americans out there). This episode was brought to you by the word "abécédaire" (alphabet book).

DATE: Wed, 16 Jan 2008
SIZE: 32.5 MB
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k&k episode 110 - the one where they celebrate the non-smoking laws... and stuff...

In episode 110 we wax poetic about the fabulous new non-smoking laws, revisit the topic of Sarkozy, his girlfriend and his son, then chat about ads on tv and television tax, visiting the doctor and the phenomenon of over-medication in france, the juice bar and a perplexing situation involving vous, tu and kisses, and an outing at the movies. This episode was brought to you by the word "respirer" (breathe).

DATE: Sun, 13 Jan 2008
SIZE: 38.0 MB
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k&k episode 109 - the one where they gossip about Sarkozy... and stuff...

It's business as usual in episode 109, as we catch up on some feedback from listeners (and discuss Kyliemac's knoweldge of the kitchen), and we talk about our respective Christmases (including Walmart, Target and foie gras). Then we rant a bit about New Years traditions in France, the galette des rois and gossip for a bit about Sarkozy and his new girlfriend. This episode was brought to you by the word "la cuisine" (the kitchen).

DATE: Thu, 10 Jan 2008
SIZE: 30.5 MB
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k&k episode 108 - the one where they learn a few manners... and stuff...

When in France, do as the French do - or everyone is going to laugh at you. In episode 108, we take a closer look at some of the more common rules of French social etiquette, and tell many an anecdote in the hopes that you guys are either a. able to learn something from it and not make the same mistakes as us, or b. entertained, or c. a little bit of both. This episode was brought to you by the phrase "les bonnes manières" (good manners).

DATE: Mon, 07 Jan 2008
SIZE: 24.8 MB
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k&k episode 107 - the one where frog finds out if they've learned anything... and stuff...

It is our very special pleasure to welcome Frog with a Blog back into the coffee table studio for episode 107! In a very scary world première (punctuated by the singing of random French christmas carols and childrens songs), he takes the reins on the podcast and interrogates Katia and Kyliemac on how much they know about France and life in France. This episode was brought to you by the word "la glace" (ice cream).

DATE: Sun, 30 Dec 2007
SIZE: 47.5 MB
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k&k episode 106 - the one where they argue about the meaning of words... again... and stuff...

One of our favourite episodes is one from quite some time ago (episode 5 to be exact), and it was all about Words - the different words we use in our respective countries for the same things. In this extra-long holiday special of the podcast, we decide to revisit this much-loved topic, and spend quite a bit of time arguing about the different words we use in reference to food. So get yourself comfortable and listen to the animated discussion in episode 106! This episode was brought to you by the word "une frite" (a chip).

DATE: Sun, 23 Dec 2007
SIZE: 44.9 MB
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k&k episode 105 - the one where they talk about French Christmas traditions... and stuff...

This week we bring you the k&k Christmas special! From upside down Christmas trees to creepy Santon (you'll just have to listen to find out what we're on about), in episode 105 we talk about a few of the more interesting French Christmas traditions, past and present. Now, in light of the holiday season, we're only putting up one episode this week and one next week, but they're extra long ones, so you shouldn't miss us too much! (Show links) This episode was brought to you by the word "un arbre de Noël" (a Christmas tree).

DATE: Wed, 19 Dec 2007
SIZE: 31.0 MB
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k&k episode 104 - the one where they talk about learning English... and stuff...

We tend to make some sweeping generalisations about France and the French on this show, so it's nice to get a "real" Frenchman in to set us straight occasionally. With Tracey and Pierre back in the CTS, we chat about some interesting topics in episode 104, such as the pronounciation and choice of names in English and French, English classes and learning English in France, and for some strange and unknown reason, we deviate completely from the topic in true k&k style and talk about the phenomenon that is "French judge school". This episode was brought to you by the word "un juge" (a judge).

DATE: Sun, 16 Dec 2007
SIZE: 29.7 MB
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k&k episode 103 - the one where they talk about t-shirt ideas... and stuff...

It is our pleasure to finally announce the winner of the t-shirt competition, but you'll have to listen to episode 103 to find out which one it is! We discuss Alice sightings, then Kyliemac gets into a bit of a university update, we talk about blockages and strikes, then we chat about some of our plans for next year! This episode was brought to you by the word "l'université" (university). Listen to this episode to find out who won the t-shirt idea competition!

DATE: Wed, 12 Dec 2007
SIZE: 35.6 MB
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k&k episode 102 - the one where they taste the candy... or are they lollies? or sweets? ... and stuff...

Because it was simply impossible to pry the microphones out of the hands of our honoured guests, we have one last Porgy episode for you all in episode 102. Kyliemac pulls out the "halloween candy" and turns the group of non-Americans in front of her into guinea pigs for a while, then we continue in the format of the last few episodes -what one listener so astutely called "orchestrated chaos"- with some topics such as berets, being on time and bachelors jam. Thankyou Kim, Tracey, Pierre, Rhino75, Frog with a Blog for being such great guests. You're welcome back any time. Especially because you all pay attention to Symphony and prevent her from walking all over the mixer. This episode was brought to you by the word "la confiture" (jam).

DATE: Sun, 09 Dec 2007
SIZE: 29.2 MB
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k&k episode 101 - the one after 100... and stuff

The party continues in episode 101 (because none of our lovely guests - Kim, Tracey, Pierre, Rhino75, Frog with a Blog - wanted to let go of the microphones). We visit topics like graph paper, the eiffel tower, fizzy water and the new smoking laws. Oh, and do you want that special treat that we promised you? Thanks to the delicious FwaB, you can check out this video of the Episode 100 shenanigans. This episode was brought to you by the words "l'eau plate" et "l'eau pétillante" (flat water and sparkling water).

DATE: Wed, 05 Dec 2007
SIZE: 41.7 MB
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k&k episode 100 - the one where they pretend to let everyone else do the talking... and stuff...

Dear listeners, hold onto your headphones, because we have officially reached episode 100!!! It is our very great pleasure to have a number of fabulous guests in the coffee table studio to help us celebrate this milestone - Kim , Tracey, Pierre, Rhino75, Frog with a Blog - and despite the resulting chaos with a crazy mix of accents and all sorts of juicy topics like toilets, geese and body hair on the agenda, we do manage to pull it all off in true K&K style. The Muffin Man took some photographic evidence, and in a couple of days we'll give you all an extra special little additional treat, so make sure you come back and check ;) But most importantly, we want to thank everyone - all the listeners and everyone who has helped us out - for making this show as much fun as it is. So, how about 100 more? (Show links) This episode was brought to you by the word "la fête" (a party).

DATE: Sun, 02 Dec 2007
SIZE: 32.4 MB
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k&k episode 99 - the one before 100... and stuff...

Kyliemac is armed and ready in episode 99, and decides to put Katia and the ever-charming Kim to the test with some interesting little quizzes about France, the French, the French language and life in France. It's very very interesting to see how much (or how little) we all know about France, and how much we like arguing with each other. (Show links) And we're getting excited about episode 100, so please leave us an audio comment, or maybe even draw us a picture! We love pictures! This episode was brought to you by the word "la campagne" (the countryside).

DATE: Thu, 29 Nov 2007
SIZE: 30.0 MB
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k&k episode 98 - the one where they become rubbish vigilantes... and stuff...

Accompanied by the lovely Kim, we are truly on a roll in episode 98 (just be warned, we get a little bit naughty, sometimes). We talk about things like chocolate, candy shops, health kits for Haiti, peeps, the strikes (again), helping tourists, sabotaged vŽlibs, rubbish dramas, confrontations with random strangers, ghost cats and pet cemeteries, pieds pacquets (sheep feet and tripe), teeth, tooth fairies and tooth mice, crack-downs on illegal downloads in France. Oh, and of course, there are a few Symphony moments and microphone zappings. (Show links) This episode was brought to you by the word "un spider-cochon" (spider-pig). We're almost at episode 100, so go on! Leave us an audio comment! We'd love to hear from you all!

DATE: Mon, 26 Nov 2007
SIZE: 33.3 MB
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k&k episode 97 - the one where they talk about blockages... and stuff...

We have the magnificent Kimmeh in the coffee table studio for episode 97, and we're a bit excited because we've got a fantastically interesting voicemail from a listener. We chat about Thanksgiving and traditions, Kim tells us all about the Very Dramatic Student Strikes that have held her University hostage for the last few weeks, then we discuss the effects of the ongoing public transport strikes and suspected sabotage. As we are wont to do, we also get a bit excited and distracted by random anecdotes and other things like that, but that's really just par for the course. (Show links) This episode was brought to you by the word "une drame" (a drama).

DATE: Wed, 21 Nov 2007
SIZE: 30.7 MB
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k&k episode 96 - the one where they strike against the strike... and stuff...

Things are heating up in Paris at the moment as the strikes continue to drag on interminably, and we have a nice old time whinging about it all on episode 96. We also chat about Katia's recent trip to England, covering topics such as heat'n'eat and English beer. You could almost play Spot The Stereotypes! Ahem. We also finally get around to doing another "French expression of the week", so grab a peach and listen up! (Show links) This episode was brought to you by the word "une p?he" (a peach).

DATE: Sun, 18 Nov 2007
SIZE: 31.8 MB
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k&k episode 95 - the one where Kyliemac rediscovers America... and stuff

Episode 95 is an interesting one, as we discover a little about what it's like to be an expat in other countries, and then Kyliemac tells us all about her recent visit to the US, including adventures at Walmart and the joys of Halloween candy. (Show links) This episode was brought to you by the word "un bonbon" (candy/a lolly).

DATE: Thu, 15 Nov 2007
SIZE: 31.6 MB
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k&k episode 94 - the one where they wonder if they're tourists... and stuff...

After a recent visit to an expat fair, we chat in episode 94 about some of the things we saw and people we met, what it means to be a "tourist" vs an "expat", and what we consider ourselves to be. (Show links) This episode was brought to you by the word "expatrier" (expatriate).

DATE: Mon, 12 Nov 2007
SIZE: 31.0 MB
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k&k episode 93 - the one where they talk about travelling the world... and stuff...

Have you ever dreamed of travelling to distant and unknown places? Forget France - how about Siberia? Or the Gobi Desert? Tracey, our special guest for episode 93, is not just dreaming about it, she's going to do it (and already has done quite a bit of travelling to distant and unknown places already, to be honest. Jealous, much?). We also talk a little bit about learning foreign languages and the excitement of travelling. (Show links) This episode was brought to you by the word "dag" (you'll have to listen to the episode to find out what it means).

DATE: Wed, 07 Nov 2007
SIZE: 31.6 MB
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k&k episode 92 - the one where they talk about amphibians... and stuff...

It is our pleasure to have the charming Frog with a Blog with us again in episode 92, and we think you'll find this episode INTEResting. We talk about amphibians and mŽtro experiences, then we actually do a follow-up from a previous show, then we get back onto the topic of "home" from a French person's perspective. The conversation then turns to travelling, tim tams, strikes, and drinking. (Show links) This episode was brought to you by the word "la gnole/gn™le/gniole/gnaule/ni™le" (aka eau de vie in French, or booze).

DATE: Mon, 05 Nov 2007
SIZE: 32.1 MB
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k&k episode 91 - the one where they have a froggy Halloween... and stuff...

With both of us off gallavanting around the world at the moment, episode posting is a little sporadic - but never fear, episode 91 was worth the wait. By popular demand, we have the dashingly handsome Frog with a Blog with us in the coffee table studio again, and despite the usual sillyness, we do manage to get into some interesting discussions, including The Official Katia And Kyliemac Rap, sauce, the real meaning of m&ms, halloween, pajamas, licences to speak English and paperwork. (Show links) This episode was brought to you by the word "Toussaint" (All Saints Day).

DATE: Thu, 01 Nov 2007
SIZE: 31.3 MB
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k&k episode 90 - the one where Katia finally wins a pronounciation war... and stuff...

We're delighted to still have Tracey with us in the coffee table studio for episode 90, especially because the Australianisms are flying all over the place, and poor Kyliemac gets stuck smack bang in the middle of it all. We discuss the pronounciation of certain words and what French people living in Australia think of Australians, then we have an impromptu Italian cooking lesson with Tracey. We also talk about how Tracey and Pierre are preparing to move back to Australia, then chat about apartment sizes and relationships with neighbours in Paris. (Show links) This episode was brought to you by the word "les voisins" (the neighbours).

DATE: Mon, 29 Oct 2007
SIZE: 30.1 MB
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k&k episode 89 - the one where Kylie is outnumbered... for once... and stuff...

It's taken 89 episodes, but we've finally got Tracey, another Australian, on the show (and boy, is Katia happy, because she's finally not the odd one out). We have some fascinating conversations scattered liberally with Australianisms (and Kyliemac stares at the goings-on with round eyes - who knew she could be lost for words?), what it was like for Tracey to be brought up as a bilingual English/Italian-speaking child, the perception of far-away foreign countries by the French, multi-cultural America and Australia, then Katia recounts a recent trip she had to the north of France. There's a lot of stuff going on in episode 89, so grab a cup of tea (or a vodka and orange, whatever floats your boat), pull up a chair and join us in the coffee table studio! (Show links) This episode was brought to you by the word "bilingue" (bilingual).

DATE: Wed, 24 Oct 2007
SIZE: 27.9 MB
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k&k episode 88 - the one where they talk about that glorious French institution : the strike... and stuff...

We are off to slightly rocky start for episode 88, but we're nothing if not supremely professional podcasters and we take it in our stride. Yes... Anyway, after a long discussion about fancy dress parties vs costume parties, we get on the subject of strikes and the general crazyness that hit Paris with the strikes at the end of last week. We also get into a bit of gossip about the Sarkozy Divorce, and talk about scandals in the worldwide media. (Show links) This episode was brought to you by the word "une gr?e" (a strike).

DATE: Sun, 21 Oct 2007
SIZE: 32.5 MB
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k&k episode 87 - the one where they get back on the topic of language... and stuff...

Episode 87 kicks off with a very serious discussion about magic pens, C'est pas Sorcier and juice, then we pick up where we left off in the last episode and talk about what language bilingual couples or friends speak together and why, how hard it can be when you're just learning a new language, and the subject of bilingual kids. (Show links) This episode was brought to you by the word "une expŽrience" (an experiment).

DATE: Sun, 14 Oct 2007
SIZE: 32.0 MB
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k&k episode 86 - the one where they talk about some of the challenges of learning French... and stuff...

Episode 86 is all about our experiences learning French - via discussions about what language we speak at home and the pros and cons of using subtitles when watching tv, we talk about our levels of French, whether our French is improving and what we're actually doing to help our French get better. The lovely Vivi is with us again, and with such a hot topic, we each have heaps of fun arguing our points of view! (Show links) This episode was brought to you by the word "les bŽquilles" (crutches).

DATE: Sun, 14 Oct 2007
SIZE: 35.8 MB
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k&k episode 85 - the one where they talk about the concept of "home"... and stuff...

We're not sure what's come over us in episode 85 (it might be due to the amount of chocolate and champagne we consumed in the previous episode), but with the wonderful Vivi in front of the mike again, we discuss a lot of really deep and meaningful topics, including culture, identity, nationality and what "home" really means. These are questions that every expat asks themselves, and we think you might find our responses interesting. (Show links) This episode was brought to you by the phrase "chez moi" (my house). Don't forget to check out our list of favourite haunts, especially if you're looking for places to go in Paris!

DATE: Wed, 10 Oct 2007
SIZE: 30.7 MB
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k&k episode 84 - the one where they discover the delights of chocolate and champagne... at the same time... and stuff...

With the voracious Vivi in the coffee table studio with us again, episode 84 is all about fun. Presents are exchanged, and we talk about a bunch of interesting things - TGIF in Paris, Breakfast in America, interactive restaurants, cheese, numbers (again) and pronounciations. (Show links) This episode was brought to you by the word "un bouchon" (a cork).

DATE: Sun, 07 Oct 2007
SIZE: 31.9 MB
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k&k episode 83 - the one where they talk about murray anti-night's pearls... and stuff...

We're lucky to have the vivacious Vivi back with us again in the coffee table studio for episode 83. We chat about facebook scandals, the latest Kelly episode and rugby, Vivi tells us more about Tricot du Coeur and plugs Ravelry, Kylie revisits an argument we had about words in the last episode, then we discuss murray anti-night's pearls, and a visit to Versailles for the international "nuit blanche" (sleepless night). (Show links) This episode was brought to you by the word "une nouille" (a noodle). By popular demand, we've also added our list of favourite haunts to our useful links, so if you're looking for some ideas of where to go in Paris, you might want to check it out!

DATE: Sun, 30 Sep 2007
SIZE: 29.4 MB
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k&k episode 82 - the one where they talk about being wimpy... and stuff...

Chowing down on m&ms (again), we talk about Tricot du Coeur, knitting, twitter wars, wearing pajamas in public, tracksuit pants, medical tests when you arrive in France, chest x-rays and dentists. We also argue a bit more about the meaning of certain words whilst we discuss the expression and word of the day. Who are YOU going to agree with in episode 82? (Show links) This episode was brought to you by the word "les poumons" (lungs). This week is ALSO international delurking week! Come out, come out, wherever you are! We want to hear from you, where you come from and what you like to do when nobody is watching! Send us an email or leave us a comment! We love the love!

DATE: Sun, 30 Sep 2007
SIZE: 31.5 MB
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k&k episode 81 - the one where they consider a career change... and stuff...

We're a little tired, having spent the previous day traipsing up and down a million stairs, and you'll hear all about it on episode 81. Apart from that, we argue about the meaning of certain words, and discuss customer service (again!) and ferrets. Following an excellent suggestion from a listener, we also bring you a new feature on the podcast, "expression and word of the day". You've got to listen to find out how well we mangle the French language. (Show links) This episode was brought to you by the phrase "dŽmŽnager" (to move house).

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