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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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    • Education
    • 4.6 • 43 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.

    Les rebelles écolos (The Eco Rebels)

    Les rebelles écolos (The Eco Rebels)

    Benji was an idealistic young man full of hopes for his future…until 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.

    • 25 min
    La voix de la France (The Voice of France)

    La voix de la France (The Voice of France)

    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 expected…until 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.

    • 26 min
    La coureuse de Bamako (The Runner from Bamako)

    La coureuse de Bamako (The Runner from Bamako)

    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.

    • 24 min
    L’amour et les chevaux sauvages (Love and Wild Horses)

    L’amour et les chevaux sauvages (Love and Wild Horses)

    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 ants…not even for the handsome helicopter pilot she met along the way.
    A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french

    • 23 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

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French through English

Those podcasts are amazing! It’s interesting for me even in English and as bonus I am learning French:)

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Really helpful

These podcasts really help my comprehension of spoken French and it’s great having the mix of English and French. Enormously helpful and also very interesting stories.

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