16 episodes

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 championne du fromage (The Cheese Champion)

    La championne du fromage (The Cheese Champion)

    As a young PhD student, Viriginie Dhorne dreamed of becoming a brilliant academic. But after starting a family and finding herself stuck working in her husband’s cheese business, Virginie began to realize that the world of cheese—a world she once hated—was rich with opportunities for people with brains, ambition… and a fierce competitive streak.
    A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

    • 23 min
    Héros malgré eux (The Unlikely Heroes)

    Héros malgré eux (The Unlikely Heroes)

    Kilian Belamri’s loitering habits weren’t much appreciated among the residents of his housing project in Malakoff, south of Paris. But when his neighbors found themselves in grave danger late one evening, Kilian and his friends did the unexpected—and became heroes overnight.
    A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

    • 18 min
    L’amour après le deuil (Love After Grief)

    L’amour après le deuil (Love After Grief)

    While on a day trip with his senior citizens club, Raymond Silvestrini survived one of the worst traffic accidents in France’s history. But after meeting Monique, a fellow survivor, his life took another unexpected turn -- this time, for the better.

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

    • 21 min
    Le clown « undercover » (The Undercover Clown)

    Le clown « undercover » (The Undercover Clown)

    As a nuclear engineer, David S. had a very serious job. But after discovering a passion for the French art of clowning, he decided to start leading a double life, doing everything in his power to keep his two different worlds from colliding.
    A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

    • 21 min
    La chasseuse de la particule (The Particle Hunter)

    La chasseuse de la particule (The Particle Hunter)

    After earning a PhD in nuclear physics in Europe, Dr. Rajaâ Cherkaoui El Moursli returned to her native Morocco to teach and raise a family. But when she learned her former colleagues were embarking on the scientific quest of the century, she hatched a plan to join them—and give her country the scientific credit it deserved.

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

    • 23 min
    Le pouvoir du foot (Soccer Power)

    Le pouvoir du foot (Soccer Power)

    Ever since France won the World Cup in 1998, Marine Rome yearned to play soccer, but felt excluded from the field. When she finally found her dream team in Paris, they decided to take a stand for inclusion at the 2019 World Cup.
    A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

    • 20 min

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