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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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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.

    38 Gamins (38 Kids)

    38 Gamins (38 Kids)

    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.

    • 22 min
    Les moines brasseurs (The Beer-Brewing Monks)

    Les moines brasseurs (The Beer-Brewing Monks)

    At age 27, Matthieu Landri said goodbye to his family and shared one last beer with his friends…then 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.

    • 23 min
    Les santons de Noël (The Little Christmas Figures)

    Les santons de Noël (The Little Christmas Figures)

    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.

    • 23 min
    Le petit apiculteur (The Beekeeper Kid)

    Le petit apiculteur (The Beekeeper Kid)

    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.

    • 21 min
    Trailer Season 5

    Trailer Season 5

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

    • 1 min
    Le nom caché (The Hidden Name)

    Le nom caché (The Hidden Name)

    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.

    • 24 min

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