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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.

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    • 4.9 • 30 Ratings

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.

    Le caporal canadien-français (The French Canadian Corporal)

    Le caporal canadien-français (The French Canadian Corporal)

    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.

    • 24 min
    La joie du cancan (The Joy of Cancan)

    La joie du cancan (The Joy of Cancan)

    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.

    • 24 min
    Défier un dictateur (Defying a Dictator)

    Défier un dictateur (Defying a Dictator)

    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.

    • 25 min
    Le boulanger de l’Afghanistan (The Baker from Afghanistan)

    Le boulanger de l’Afghanistan (The Baker from Afghanistan)

    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 home…and a new passion for baking French bread.

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

    • 23 min
    La course au sommet de la tour Eiffel (The Race to the Top of the Eiffel Tower)

    La course au sommet de la tour Eiffel (The Race to the Top of the Eiffel Tower)

    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.

    • 24 min
    Une chanson révolutionnaire (A Song of Revolution)

    Une chanson révolutionnaire (A Song of Revolution)

    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.

    • 23 min

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