Duolingo French Podcast

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Anna Lappia
 Jan 12, 2021
c'est formidable Interesting stories well spoken way Easy to understand Great way of improving my understanding of French.

Dee Courtney
 Aug 16, 2020
Brilliant resource for anyone learning French!


 Jan 18, 2020

Karla
 Oct 24, 2019
Very helpful to practice and stay on top of your skills!


 Oct 8, 2019

Description

Deepen your language skills and knowledge of the French-speaking world through fascinating true stories in easy-to-follow French, with added English for context. From Duolingo, the world's #1 way to learn a language. Hosted by Ngofeen Mputubwele.

Episode Date
To Catch a Thief - The Rebel Thief, Episode 4
24:58

In Episode 4 of this six-part series, Alexandre and two accomplices set out on a routine burglary. After being spotted, the three men flee into the French countryside with the police in hot pursuit. Alexandre has vowed never to use violence…but will he break his own rule?

A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french.

Nov 30, 2021
The Night Crew - The Rebel Thief, Episode 3
29:15

In Episode 3 of this six-part series, Alexandre hones his skill as a master thief. He builds a team of anarchist thieves and strives to remain one step ahead of the police. But how long can his luck last?

A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french.

Nov 23, 2021
The First Heist - The Rebel Thief, Episode 2
27:54

In Episode 2 of this six-part series, Alexandre attempts his first heist. It's a clever, daring plan…but he has no experience as a burglar. Will he pull it off?

A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french.

Nov 16, 2021
The Making of a Thief - The Rebel Thief, Episode 1
29:38

In Episode 1 of this six-part series, we meet Alexandre Marius Jacob, the young sailor who grew up to become one of France’s most daring and notorious thieves. At the turn of the 20th century, the injustices Alexandre witnessed ignited a desire to seek vengeance against the rich and the powerful…entirely on his own terms.

A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french.

Nov 09, 2021
Trailer Season 8
02:01

The Duolingo French Podcast is back with new episodes starting November 9, 2021. Listen to the trailer now!

Oct 26, 2021
La reine du codage (The Coding Queen)
23:27

Growing up in Madagascar, one of the poorest countries in the world, Matina Razafimahefa was upset that the majority of kids didn't have the same access to education as she did. So at 19, she took actionand launched a one-of-a-kind coding school.

A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french.

Sep 14, 2021
Le grand pari (The Big Gamble)
23:22

At 23, Loïc was lost. After a severe accident, he’d lost his job, his home, and his dream of becoming a soccer player. But after entering a poker game as a card dealer, Loïc played the hand he was dealt, the chips fell where they did, and his life changed overnight.

A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french.

Sep 07, 2021
Reconstruire le travail d’une vie (Rebuilding a Life’s Work)
25:17

Maya Husseini is a stained-glass artist who spent her career rebuilding churches in her hometown of Beirut. But after a warehouse explosion in August 2020, she’s forced to ask herself: Can she help rebuild Beirut again?

A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french.

Aug 31, 2021
La comédienne de balcon (The Balcony Performer)
25:43

During the second Covid lockdown, the French President had declared that theaters weren’t "essential." But to Marie, theater was the essence of life. Could she do anything to safely bring theater to audiences?

A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french.

Aug 24, 2021
L’élève courageuse (The Courageous Student)
23:02

Laetitia Dubois felt trapped in the rigorous French school system but worried that dropping out would lead to a life of failure. Until one day, an eye-opening internship gave her the courage to find her own unique path.

A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french.

Aug 17, 2021
La chanteuse des îles (The Island Singer)
25:59

An R&B-loving teenager from the tiny island of Mayotte sees her world turned upside down when her mother signs her up for an amateur opera competition.

A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french.

Aug 10, 2021
Changer de camp (Switching Sides)
20:18

Andoh Ashu Rex thought he’d found his dream job working for an American company in Cameroon. But after learning that his employer might be harming his homeland instead of helping it, Rex decided to sacrifice his steady income and choose a different professional path.

A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french.

Aug 03, 2021
Le plus jeune maire de France (The Youngest Mayor in France)
24:37

Can France’s youngest mayoral candidate in history revive public life in his sleepy village?

A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french.

Jul 27, 2021
Trailer Season 7
01:44

The Duolingo French Podcast is back with new episodes starting July 20, 2021. Listen to the trailer now!

Jul 20, 2021
Une visite guidée du Paris noir (A Tour of Black Paris)
27:29

In this special episode, we’re taking you on a guided audio tour through Paris to explore a unique side of the city: its Black history and culture! Join tour guide Kévi Donat in discovering the Black thinkers, artists, and leaders who helped make Paris the city it is today.

A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french.

Jul 14, 2021
Polynésie, mon amour (Polynesia, My Love)
23:23

When the son of a Polynesian fisherman discovers the threats affecting his beloved island’s coral reefs, he teams up with a surf buddy to do something about it.

A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french.

May 18, 2021
Mont-Saint-Michel, mon amour (Mont-Saint-Michel, My Love)
24:59

François Saint-James’s first great love was not a person, but a place: le Mont-Saint-Michel, the iconic island fortress off the coast of Normandy. Working there was the chance of a lifetime, and living there a dream come true. But when his first love introduced him to the next one, he found himself forced to choose between the two

A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french.

May 11, 2021
Madagascar, mon amour (Madagascar, My Love)
25:12

The first time Onja Razafindratsima stepped foot in the Madagascar rainforest, she fell in love with the unique plants and animals that call it home. But when she realized all these species could go extinct, she decided to protect her home country’s incredible biodiversity.

A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french.

May 04, 2021
Lausanne, mon amour (Lausanne, My Love)
22:11

Renato Häusler felt out of place in modern life. He longed for a simpler, slower, more natural time. When he learned that his city, Lausanne, is one of the last in Europe to still have a lone night watchman, he made it his mission to preserve the centuries-old tradition.

A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french.

Apr 27, 2021
Lyon, mon amour (Lyon, My Love)
21:02

When a free-spirited wanderer reluctantly takes a job as tour guide in Lyon, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with the city and its secrets

A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french.

Apr 20, 2021
Étretat, mon amour (Étretat, My Love)
20:26

When the best crab fisherman in Étretat, Normandy gradually loses his eyesight, he does everything in his power to continue fishing along the coastline he loves.

A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french.

Apr 13, 2021
Trailer Season 6
02:17

The Duolingo French Podcast is back with new episodes starting April 13, 2021. Listen to the trailer now!

Apr 06, 2021
Ask Me Anything — Your Listener Questions Answered
33:05

In this special episode, we answer your questions about the Duolingo French Podcast! Listen as host Ngofeen Mputubwele takes you behind the scenes of this one-of-a-kind podcast — with a little help from some friends.

A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french.

Mar 23, 2021
Les rebelles écolos (The Eco Rebels)
25:17

Benji was an idealistic young man full of hopes for his futureuntil the 2008 financial crisis left him jobless. At a loss for how to lead a good life and earn a living, he decided to join an alternative community, la ZAD, in the west of France.

A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french.

Feb 09, 2021
La voix de la France (The Voice of France)
26:25

Simone Hérault had the gift of a unique voice, but as a child, she was too insecure to believe in it. Still, her talent and dedication would end up taking her places she never expecteduntil she became one of the most familiar and beloved voices in all of France.

A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french.

Feb 02, 2021
La coureuse de Bamako (The Runner from Bamako)
24:22

As a teenager in Mali, Djénébou Danté dodged a string of marriage proposals to pursue her running dreams and represent her country on the international stage.

A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french.

Jan 26, 2021
L’amour et les chevaux sauvages (Love and Wild Horses)
23:47

At 30, Aliénor Le Gouvello set off to ride solo across Australia’s toughest trails. She gave herself one year to train wild horses and complete the journey. Riding ten hours a day, every day, Aliénor was determined not to quit — not for crocodiles, fire antsnot even for the handsome helicopter pilot she met along the way.

A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french

 

Jan 19, 2021
38 Gamins (38 Kids)
22:14

When a devastating earthquake strikes Haiti in January 2010, one of the island’s most respected public health experts rushes to the aid of 38 abandoned children who have been left without a home. She decides then and there to take care of them, not knowing that the decision will change their lives — and hers — forever.

A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Jan 12, 2021
Les moines brasseurs (The Beer-Brewing Monks)
23:54

At age 27, Matthieu Landri said goodbye to his family and shared one last beer with his friendsthen began his new life as a Benedictine monk. He longed for a spiritual life of contemplation and prayer. But soon he found himself embarking on a new journey: reviving the lost French art of monastic beer-brewing.

A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Jan 05, 2021
Les santons de Noël (The Little Christmas Figures)
23:47

In Martine Gaussen’s childhood, traditional French santons handmade nativity figures were a key that unlocked the magic of Christmas. But decades after the magic has dulled and adult responsibilities have taken over, can Martine rediscover the curiosity and creativity that defined the holidays of her youth?

A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Dec 22, 2020
Le petit apiculteur (The Beekeeper Kid)
21:35

A young boy in the south of France discovers an unexpected passion for bees and beekeeping. But he’s not prepared for the heartbreak he’ll face when he leaves his little buzzing companions over the summer...

A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Dec 15, 2020
Trailer Season 5
01:45

The Duolingo French Podcast is back with new episodes starting December 15, 2020. Listen to the trailer now!

Dec 08, 2020
Le nom caché (The Hidden Name)
24:35

After his grandparents’ deaths, 20-year-old Damien Bouché uncovers a family secret from World War II. He spends the next 10 years unearthing the past, from Vienna to the south of France, in a fight to regain his true family name.

A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Nov 03, 2020
Le caporal canadien-français (The French Canadian Corporal)
24:27

When Vincent-Gabriel Lamarre joined the Canadian Armed Forces, he knew he had found his calling. But a few years into his service, he realized he could no longer ignore the discomfort he felt about his gender identity. Would a gender transition be accepted in the military? After the episode, learn more about Vincent-Gabriel’s journey here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/tigars.

A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Oct 27, 2020
La joie du cancan (The Joy of Cancan)
24:16

A young dancer discovers French Cancan in the 1960s, leading her to an exciting international career…and the love of her life. When a tragic loss rips the joy of dancing from her, cancan slowly helps her find a renewed sense of self.

A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Oct 20, 2020
Défier un dictateur (Defying a Dictator)
25:37

When a young attorney from Chad decided to take on the ex-dictator who terrorized her country, she knew she was going up against dark and powerful forces. But that didn’t stop her from dedicating her life to fighting for justice in her homeland.

A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Oct 13, 2020
Le boulanger de l’Afghanistan (The Baker from Afghanistan)
23:33

Najib Nasary left his native Afghanistan in search of a fresh start in France. He had nothing, knew no one, and faced the threat of deportation. But when a village in France’s Cévennes mountains took him in, he finally found a new homeand a new passion for baking French bread.

A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Oct 06, 2020
La course au sommet de la tour Eiffel (The Race to the Top of the Eiffel Tower)
24:41

When Valérie Hirschfield lost her leg, she made a promise to her family that she would bounce back stronger than ever — a promise that would one day lead her to race up France’s most iconic monument.

A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Sep 29, 2020
Une chanson révolutionnaire (A Song of Revolution)
23:12

Emel Mathlouthi left her home country of Tunisia so that she could sing openly about bringing freedom to her people. But that didn’t stop her from participating in the seismic revolution that was taking place back home.

A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Sep 22, 2020
Trouver sa voix (Speaking Out)
25:42

Growing up in France as the daughter of Vietnamese immigrants, Linh Lan Dao felt uncomfortable speaking up when she encountered anti-Asian racism. But after becoming a journalist and finding a community of like-minded people, Linh Lan discovered the tools she needed to stand up for herself and others.

A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Sep 15, 2020
Trailer Season 4
01:56

The Duolingo French Podcast is back with new episodes starting September 15, 2020. Listen to the trailer now!

Sep 01, 2020
Dessiner un nouveau départ (Drawing a New Beginning)
23:04

Berthet One always loved drawing, but never saw a future in it. Until he wound up in prison and realized that drawing was the best chance he had at rebuilding his life.

A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Jul 21, 2020
Le Top Chef (The Top Chef)
23:45

Gratien Leroy is a small-town accountant with big culinary dreams. But when France’s most popular cooking show announces an open call for the country’s best amateur cooks, does Gratien have what it takes to join the ranks of his country’s top chefs?

A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Jul 14, 2020
Surfer au Sénégal (Surfing in Senegal)
21:25

In Khadjou Sambe’s home country of Senegal, surfing is considered a male-only sport. But that hasn’t stopped Khadjou from pursuing her surfing dreams, becoming the first girl in Dakar to rule the waves.

A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Jul 07, 2020
Rerun: Le pouvoir du foot (Soccer Power)
20:17

In honor of Pride and LGBTQ people across the world, this week we're rerunning the story of Marine Rome and the French soccer team that rocked the Women’s World Cup in 2019.

A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Jun 30, 2020
En scène avec Jacques Brel (In the Spotlight with Jacques Brel)
23:13

Arnaud Askoy has already had three different careers when, at age 43, he discovers his true calling: singing. But not his own music. Arnaud plans to launch a career impersonating Jacques Brel, one of the world’s most famous francophone musicians, and might just be crazy enough to pull it off.

Check out recordings of Arnaud’s live performances here (arnaudaskoy.org/video). We also made a Spotify playlist (spoti.fi/36MhU19) where you can kick back and listen to some of Jacques Brel’s greatest hits.

A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Jun 23, 2020
Rêves d'une Karatéka (Karate Dreams)
22:12

For many years, Valérie struggled with feeling different from the other students at her karate school in Montreal. But after learning she had Asperger's syndrome, Valérie’s new self-knowledge inspired her to work even harder toward achieving her karate dreams.

A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Jun 16, 2020
L’aquanaute (The Aquanaut)
22:28

Fabien Cousteau, grandson of legendary ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, was just a boy when he fell in love with a creature that most other people fear: sharks. But no one could have predicted that years later, Fabien would do the unthinkableand decide to live among them.

A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Jun 08, 2020
Trailer Season 3
01:55

The Duolingo French Podcast is back with new episodes starting June 8, 2020. Listen to the trailer now!

Jun 02, 2020
La championne du fromage (The Cheese Champion)
23:30

As a young PhD student, Viriginie Dhorne dreamed of becoming a brilliant academic. But after starting a family and finding herself stuck working in her husband’s cheese business, Virginie began to realize that the world of cheese—a world she once hated—was rich with opportunities for people with brains, ambition… and a fierce competitive streak.

A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Mar 17, 2020
Héros malgré eux (The Unlikely Heroes)
18:32

Kilian Belamri’s loitering habits weren’t much appreciated among the residents of his housing project in Malakoff, south of Paris. But when his neighbors found themselves in grave danger late one evening, Kilian and his friends did the unexpected—and became heroes overnight.

A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Mar 10, 2020
L’amour après le deuil (Love After Grief)
21:47

While on a day trip with his senior citizens club, Raymond Silvestrini survived one of the worst traffic accidents in France’s history. But after meeting Monique, a fellow survivor, his life took another unexpected turn -- this time, for the better.

A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Mar 03, 2020
Le clown « undercover » (The Undercover Clown)
21:35

As a nuclear engineer, David S. had a very serious job. But after discovering a passion for the French art of clowning, he decided to start leading a double life, doing everything in his power to keep his two different worlds from colliding.

A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Feb 25, 2020
La chasseuse de la particule (The Particle Hunter)
23:03

After earning a PhD in nuclear physics in Europe, Dr. Rajaâ Cherkaoui El Moursli returned to her native Morocco to teach and raise a family. But when she learned her former colleagues were embarking on the scientific quest of the century, she hatched a plan to join them—and give her country the scientific credit it deserved.

A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Feb 18, 2020
Le pouvoir du foot (Soccer Power)
20:01

Ever since France won the World Cup in 1998, Marine Rome yearned to play soccer, but felt excluded from the field. When she finally found her dream team in Paris, they decided to take a stand for inclusion at the 2019 World Cup.

A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Feb 11, 2020
Comment je m’appelle ? (What’s My Name?)
19:23

Growing up in France, Hong Dagognet rarely spoke with her adoptive parents about her childhood in Vietnam. But after receiving a surprising letter, she set out to reconnect with her family and finally unveil the mysteries of her past.

A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Feb 04, 2020
La mélodie de la Martinique (The Sound of Martinique)
19:09

In everyday sounds, Christophe Chassol hears the makings of a song. That refined ear led Chassol to become a renowned musician, and develop a new genre of music. But it was only by returning to his parents’ birthplace in Martinique that he would be able to create his masterpiece.

A transcript of this episode of the Duolingo French Podcast is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Jan 28, 2020
Trailer Season 2
01:31

The Duolingo French Podcast is back with new episodes starting January 28, 2020. Listen to the trailer now!

Jan 21, 2020
Le surfeur sans limites (The surfer without limits)
19:37

Eric Dargent devoted his life to surfing — the bigger the waves, the better. He wouldn’t let anything get in his way of his passion, not even a life-altering shark attack. After losing half of his leg, he set out to pursue a new dream, for himself and countless others.

Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Jul 30, 2019
Le paysan (The Countryman)
24:25

Cédric Herrou lived a quiet life as an olive farmer on the border between France and Italy until he began to offer shelter for hundreds of migrants struggling to cross into France. But when the French state took him to court for his actions, it would take Cédric and a small community of volunteers to convince a nation that freedom should know no borders.
Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Jul 23, 2019
Le vigneron rebelle (The Rebel Winemaker)
22:33

When Oliver Cousin's grandparents passed away, he promised to honor the winemaking traditions they had passed down to him. But when the French state got involved with his product, he decided to fight to the end for his natural wine.
Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Jul 16, 2019
Partir du paradis (Leaving Paradise)
20:25

Elodie Lauret yearned to discover what was beyond the island of La Réunion. But when she set off to Europe in search of better opportunity, she realized over time that the island would always be her place to call home.
Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Jul 09, 2019
Entre deux mondes (Between Two Worlds)
21:45

For a long time, Paris was the only place Alexia Sena considered home. But when Alexia began to wonder how she would pass down her Cameroonian heritage to her mixed-race daughter born in France, she decided to move back to Cameroon with her family in search of the identity she thought she lost.

Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Jun 25, 2019
Le magicien des baguettes (The Baguette Magician)
22:19

Mahmoud M’Seddi was born to bake. When M’Seddi was surprised to come in 7th place in the Grand Prix contest for Best Baguette in Paris in 2017, he knew that the next time, he had a chance to win. He would prove to his parents and an entire nation that he was meant to do this for the rest of his life.

Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french.

Jun 18, 2019
Trailer Season 1
01:44

Deepen your language skills and knowledge of the French-speaking world through fascinating true stories in easy-to-follow French, with added English for context. From Duolingo, the world's #1 way to learn a language. Hosted by Ngofeen Mputubwele.

Jun 04, 2019