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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.

    La mélodie de la Martinique (The Sound of Martinique)

    La mélodie de la Martinique (The Sound of Martinique)

    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.

    • 19 min
    Trailer Season 2

    Trailer Season 2

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    • 1 min
    Le surfeur sans limites (The surfer without limits)

    Le surfeur sans limites (The surfer without limits)

    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.

    • 19 min
    Le paysan (The Countryman)

    Le paysan (The Countryman)

    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.

    • 24 min
    Le vigneron rebelle (The Rebel Winemaker)

    Le vigneron rebelle (The Rebel Winemaker)

    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.

    • 22 min
    Partir du paradis (Leaving Paradise)

    Partir du paradis (Leaving Paradise)

    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.

    • 20 min

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