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.
Traditions Iconiques - Perfume
Perfume is France’s everyday luxury. French people love to wear it, to gift it, but also to create it. When one of France’s foremost perfumers realizes that the perfume-making tradition in his hometown of Grasse is in danger, he vows to defend it.
A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french.
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La course en solitaire (The Solo Race)
When Kevin Escoffier entered one of the world’s most epic solo boating races, he faced long odds, dangerous waters, and stiff competition.
A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3iuoCQ2.
La chocolatière (The Chocolate Maker)
Growing up in Cameroon, Euphrasie Mbamba spent a lot of time on her grandfather’s cacao farm. But it wasn’t until she moved to Belgium that she tasted chocolate for the first time, and understood the power of the fruits from her childhood.
A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3MVLnu7.
La rameuse paralympique (The Paralympic Rower)
A passionate rower trains to build her strength and perfect her technique for the Paralympics… But along the way she also learns the importance of maintaining her mental health.
A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/35BAMnE.
Pour l’amour du rap (For the Love of Rap)
Ouafa Mameche didn’t speak French when she first arrived in France at the age of seven. But her passion for rap music led her to love the language and find her place in her adopted homeland.
A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3C46bKW.
I’m building on my school girl French. Love the idea of following a story but finding it difficult to pick up more than the odd word from most of the podcast stories. The Stolen Paintings was better because the narrator spoke more slowly and clearly, allowing me time to get my head around the flow of words. As a novice listener, that was so much more helpful.
Ok I guess
It is ok but It is complicated all in all TERRIBLE WORST EVER
I find this podcast good. It is intended for intermediate level but lower levels can benefit from this as well as it pushes one to get used to listening even if not all is understood. I would listen to the french parts couple of times to get a feel of the spoken tempo and hear the words again. A tip from me is to slow down the speaking speed to half speed😁it does sound a bit strange but it can help when starting.