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AFP 167 – John Fotheringham: Inside the Language Podcaster’s Studio (Part 1)

(Last Updated On: April 27, 2020)

John Fotheringham, a fellow language podcaster comes on the show to do an experiment. Instead of a traditional interview, we are chatting as two language podcasters, sharing experiences, takeaways, and lessons learnt from over 5 years of podcasting. 

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This was a special episode for me.

It was a collaboration with one of my long-time friends and colleagues in the language learning world: John Fotheringham.

In this special two-part episode we go through a wide range of topics, including our origin stories, mental health, and how languages can help improve your life.


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Kris is the founder of Actual Fluency, and has spent the last 8 years becoming an expert in language learning software, methods, and techniques.

Originally from Denmark, he now lives in Portugal and speaks 5+ languages at varying levels. His other interests are Wine, Online Marketing, and Travelling.